Newsletter - 10 May 2019

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

Thank You Mum

Dear Parents and Friends of St Edmund’s College

My mother inspired me to become a teacher. She was a teacher of English, History and Language. She was fluent in five languages including Latin, French, German, Gaelic and of course English. In her day few women graduated from University in Ireland such was the prejudice at the time in the 1950s. She must have been a courageous and determined woman to complete her degree and receive an Honours. By her example she instilled in me a value for education, a love of reading a good novel and a passion for exploring the past and understanding the human story. I think about who I am today and can pinpoint with clarity the pivotal moments in my upbringing where my mother profoundly shaped my attitude, outlook and beliefs for the better.

Perhaps the most tender memory of my mother was when she was lying in her bed in Newcastle hospital a few days before she passed away. After a brief period of remission, the cancer had come back with a vengeance and my mother, who was only 48, was gradually surrendering to its inevitability. On this day I gave her a small set of Irish Rosary Beads. Even though she was heavily sedated she was still able to talk and took the beads gratefully and uttered in her waning voice that I was a good son. When my mother passed away she was holding on to the beads that I gave her. The memory still catches me in the throat and I hold on to it like breath itself.

Our Mothers hold a special place in our hearts.

Happy Mother’s Day to all our Eddies Mums

2019 Mentoring Program Launched

This morning we launched the 2019 Mentoring Program with a breakfast gathering at Brothers Leagues Club. Fourteen Year 11 students will take part in this year’s program which involves them being mentored by a professional in their chosen career aspiration. Over the course of the next few months each student will spend time outside of school hours meeting with their mentor and visiting their respective workplace to learn about their chosen profession. Next term, in August, they will share their findings. The best three presentations will be adjudicated by a panel of judges who will award $500 to the winner, $300 to second, and $200 for third placing.

The Mentoring Program is proudly sponsored by the University of Southern Queensland. It is also supported by the College Board Chair, Mrs Michelle Patterson; St Edmund’s College Old Boys’ President, Mr Mark Hennelly; and Parents and Friends President, Mr Craig Wright. I thank guest speaker Mr Andrew Fechner, an Old Boy and proprietor of Heisenberg Haus, Ipswich, for sharing his incredible entrepreneurial story and being a mentor for one of the young men.

Thank you to Mr Ben Litchfield and his team for overseeing the Year 11 Mentoring Program this year and coordinating the breakfast launch. A full list of the 2019 Year 11 mentees, their mentors and their chosen professions will be published next week.

Open Day – Sunday May 26

The College will open its doors to the public on Sunday May 26 from 11.00am to 1.00pm for Open Day. This is a wonderful opportunity for families considering our College to see our world-class facilities, meet staff and students and witness first hand the Eddies way. There will be performances, demonstration lessons showcasing our broad curriculum offerings, information displays and guided tours. Visiting families can also enjoy a complimentary barista coffee and a bite to eat. Our Parents and Friends will be putting on a barbecue and will be on hand to welcome parents and share their Eddies experience.

It is shaping up to be a fantastic day with River 94.9 making an appearance to do live coverages. As the only Catholic Boys’ Secondary College in Ipswich, Eddies offers an unique educational experience for families seeking a place where their boy can be supported in his journey to manhood, in an environment that truly yearns to grow fine young men.

Parents of students who are involved in Open Day activities will receive a parent consent letter which will be sent home via email next week.

Please be advised that as it involves many students and staff on a non-school day, the College will be closed on the RNA Public Show Holiday on Wednesday 14 August in lieu of Open Day.

PHOTOS OF THE DAY

Year 11 Mentoring Launch - Toby Patrick, Guest Speaker Mr Andrew Fechner, Mr Diarmuid O'Riordan


Year 11 Students and Mentors


Live Jesus in Our Hearts - Forever

Diarmuid O'Riordan, Principal

The Deputy

Identity

Learning & Teaching

Learning and Teaching

Year 11 Mentoring Breakfast Launch

Years 7 and 9 - NAPLAN

Tuesday 14 May, Wednesday 15 May and Thursday 16 May are the test days for the NAPLAN Literacy and Numeracy tests.

Tuesday – Language Conventions and Writing
Wednesday – Reading
Thursday – Numeracy – Calculator and Non- Calculator tests

Students have been preparing for these tests and listed below is the equipment that they will require. Please ensure that your son has his equipment with him for the duration of the tests.

• 2B or HB pencils – no Pacers
• Eraser
• Pencil Sharpener
• Blue or Black biros
• Calculator

The students must have their equipment in a clear plastic bag. This weekend will be a good time to have the test equipment ready. We wish the boys well for their performance on these tests.

If any student is absent on a NAPLAN testing day, Monday 20 May is the catch-up testing day for these students.

Year 11 Mentoring

Today the College hosted the Breakfast Launch of the 2019 Mentoring Program. There are fourteen participants and occupations of interest this year and include: Medical Research, Law, Physiotherapy, Optometry, Defence Force Pilot, Engineering, Radiology, Sport Medicine, Stockbroking, Performing Arts – Acting and Entrepreneurship.

It promises to be a most fascinating year and we wish the students well for their research of their chosen profession.

Learning Hub

All students will now have assignments and exams to prepare for. For Years 10, 11 and 12 students the Learning Hub provides an opportunity to study with peers, seek assistance from the tutors present and complete two hours of work from 3.00pm to 5.00pm. Students are welcome to attend other tutorials and go to the Hub afterwards if they wish. I encourage all Senior students to capitalize on this opportunity provided by the College.

Best wishes.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Learning and Teaching


Year 11 Mentoring Breakfast Launch, Brothers Ipswich Leagues Club, 10 May 2019

Mr Diarmuid O'Riordan and Hon Shayne Neumann

Dr Roy Saunders and Max Banditt

Ms Natasha Teitzel with Year 9 students: Connor Sampson, Jack Stewart, Kade Grieve and Christopher Baker

Mr Brad Jennings, Luc Van Meurs and Mr Shaun Kohlman

eSports Competition

eSports (Competitive Multi-player Gaming)

St Edmund’s College has been invited to compete in the University of Queensland High Schools eSports competition this term. The students will compete in the game of League of Legends (a strategy game) against students from other Queensland high schools. The winner of the competition will then compete in a national high school competition.

We are presently organising teams and have had a strong interest from our students. We will be signing up 5 teams of 11 players. Games will be played at school between 5.00pm and 6.00pm on Tuesday nights (in Room A4) with five players from each team actually playing on the night.

Many may ask why we are offering a gaming competition, when some consider that students are having too much screen time already and should be putting more effort into study? The answer is simple: eSports is a way of engaging students and requires some of the same skills as traditional sports, such as thinking strategically, learning to work as a team and putting forth strong individual effort. Being a part of a team can be beneficial to a student in helping them to develop strategy, team-work and problem-solving skills while increasing socialisation. The boys are working together as a team discussing something that they are interested in. The College will provide coaches and a supportive environment.

AI for Good Challenge?

St Edmund’s College would like to offer students the opportunity to compete in the AI for Good Challenge. This challenge is a powerful learning opportunity for students to learn about AI, understand the ethics behind this technology and then dream up an AI solution to make the world better. If your son is interested, please support him in attending meetings and ask him to check EDE Notices for further information.

Ms Debra Whyte, Head of Department Digital Literacy

Library News

Star Wars Day Activities

Last Saturday was Star Wars DayMay 4th Be With You – therefore the Library celebrated with a Kahoot! on all things Star Wars. Students battled it out with an online quiz to test their knowledge of the iconic movie series.




Library Learning Hub

The Learning Hub is a place where St Edmund’s College students are able to complete their homework and work on assessment tasks in a dynamic and supportive environment. Paid tutors are on hand to assist our students. The Learning Hub is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in the College Library.

Please be aware that the Learning Hub cannot cater for siblings from other schools. Only St Edmund’s College students may attend the Learning Hub.

The Learning Hub will be available to Years 7, 8 and 9 students until 4.00pm only. Parents will need to make transport arrangements for these students at that time.

The Learning Hub is open until 5.00pm for students in Years 10, 11 and 12.

Ms Karen Callaghan, HOD: Information Services and Learning Resources

Maths Tutorials - Term 2, 2019

Tutorials commencing Tuesday 7 May 2019

Senior School

Middle School

Assistant Principal Students

2019 Kokoda Track Immersion - Calling for Expressions of Interest

Years 10 and 11 Students and Parents

Once again, St Edmund’s College is offering students from Years 10 and 11 (parents included) the opportunity to walk the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. The immersion will take place from Saturday 21 September to Tuesday 1 October 2019. Training will commence soon, preceded by an Information Night. If you are interested in the immersion, please email Mr Raddie - nraddie@sec.qld.edu.au - for further information. A minimum of ten walkers is required for the Kokoda immersion to occur.

Mr Nigel Raddie, HOD: Vocational Education

2018 SEC Kokoda Immersion


Winter Uniform

Commences Monday 13 May 2019

Winter Uniform is compulsory for all students from Monday 13 May and to be worn in Terms 2 and 3.

Senior School - Years 11/12
Year 12 - Blazer, College white shirt, Year 12 tie, long grey College trousers, black trouser socks, black leather shoes.
Year 11 - Blazer, College white shirt, Year 11 tie, long grey College trousers, black trouser socks, black leather shoes.

Middle School - Years 7 to 10
Blue College shirt, College grey shorts or long grey College trousers worn with either the College zip-up jacket or the College pullover.

St Edmund’s College winter uniform items are available from the Uniform Shop
• Trading hours are MONDAY and THURSDAY – 8:00 am to 12:30pm
• TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY– 8:00am to 3:30pm (Closed for lunch 12:30pm to 1:30pm)
• Phone: 3810 4489 Email: uniformshop@sec.qld.edu.au

Career News

Careers - Week 3

Universities Visiting SEC - Employment Tips - Working with Animals

Tertiary News

Universities Visiting St. Edmund’s This Month

Year 11 and 12 students who are interested in tertiary studies are invited to attend a series of presentations by our universities over the next three weeks. These presentations will be in Ambrose Place starting at 1.30pm. See the schedule below.

Queensland University of Technology

Tuesday 14 May

University of Queensland

Wednesday 15 May

Employment Tips

Job Jump Start – Ways to explore careers and prepare for work

The Australian Government, Department of Jobs and Small Business manage a website called Job Jump Start, to provide tips and ideas about jobs and careers in the one spot. You can start your search from a range of platforms including:

  • I’m at school
  • I’m on a Gap Year
  • I’m at Uni or in Training
  • I’ve just graduated from Uni or a training course
  • I’m looking for a job
  • I’m already working

The website contains a range of useful articles under the categories of:

  • Looking for a job – Resume, Cover Letter and Interview Tips
  • Building a career – Choosing the right field of work or study
  • At work – Connecting with employers

One of the articles highlights how to make a great first impression on employers. According to the article the Department of Employment regularly surveys Australian employers. They ask them what young job seekers can do to make a good impression at interview.

Employers said that they are impressed by job seekers who:

  • are punctual
  • dress appropriately
  • offer a firm handshake
  • smile and are friendly
  • make eye contact
  • have good posture (it makes you appear more confident)
  • are well presented

As well as this, consider the following ways to show an employer you really want to work with them:

  1. Be your best self. Employers will use a range of information to form an impression of you. They will look at your social media profile, observe your conversations with other people and your personal presentation. They will be looking for an indication of your personality, abilities and your values, such as respect for others and yourself, reliability and trustworthiness.
  2. Show them you understand their business. Doing some homework on employers so you understand their business challenges and priorities will help you explain what you can offer them.
  3. Ask interesting questions. If you have a genuine interest in a specific brand, business or industry then demonstrate this to the employer by asking questions about the company’s business strategy, products and services or upcoming projects. Ask employers questions they want to answer. They’ll remember you for it.

For more information on what employers look for in young workers, see the fact sheet 'Looking for a Job Employer Advice for Young People' on the Labour Market Information Portal.

Career Spotlight

Insurance Industry

Considering a career in Insurance?

Earn while you learn. No special qualifications are required to get a start in the industry. As your skills improve the qualifications follow. Graduate programs are available for those interested in a specialist field.

Job roles in Insurance can include:

  • Brokering
  • Customer service
  • Claims
  • Loss Adjusting
  • Administration
  • Underwriting
  • I.T.
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Legal

Visit the Council of Queensland Insurance Brokers website to find out about some of the specialist fields in this industry.

Working with Animals

Want to work with animals? Six ways to get a job on the wild side

Most animal jobs are competitive. To gain entry to these occupations, you need to have a plan. An article in the Australian edition of ‘The Guardian’ offers six strategies to help you gain a job in this field. The following is a summary of the strategies.

  1. Volunteer – Begin by volunteering at a local kennel, animal charity (e.g. RSPCA, Animal Rescue Qld.) or zoo/animal attraction (e.g. Australia Zoo, Sea World, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary). This will give you an understanding of the day-to-day tasks of the work. Volunteering is also a good way of showing that you are committed and willing to go the extra mile.
  2. Make the most of your volunteering – Document it. Make opportunities to learn new skills that could help you in the future. Talk to people working in the field to find out how they got their jobs and about the options out there.
  3. Get qualified - Find out the qualifications, work experience and other things that employers, education and training providers require.
  4. Don’t limit yourself - Keep an open mind. You may find something on route to your original goal that you had never thought of and love.
  5. Don’t forget your people skills - Any employment within the animal-based industry will require clear communication skills and the ability to work in a team.
  6. Persevere - You need perseverance if you really want to work in a specific job. It may take longer than you want, but the job satisfaction and rewards are worth it.

Mr Mark Currie, Careers Guidance Officer/Adviser

General

Music and Cultural

Music News - Week 3

Upcoming Performances

It has been another busy week of rehearsals in preparation for upcoming performance events. The first performance for this term will take place on Sunday, 19 May at St Joseph’s School Hall, North Ipswich. Students are required to meet at St Joseph’s at 10.30am to set up, then may be collected at 12 noon after packing up the equipment. As there will be some students involved in a rehearsal at St Mary’s College that day, Ms Frances O’Sullivan will be running a bus shuttle, collecting students at 10.30am from St Mary’s College and returning them at 12 noon after the Little King’s performance.

Assembly Performance

Miguel Clutario and Lachlan Wesener performed ‘Something I Need’ at last Friday’s whole school assembly. Both of these students are performing at a standard well above their age level; this is due to the large amount of effort and practice they do. They are a great example for others to follow. Well done!

Instrumental Lessons

With the term well under way there are no excuses for students missing their instrumental lesson. Please be aware of your lesson times. Timetables are posted outside Room K205 or available online under the Co-Curricular banner on EDE.

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

AIC Chess Results - 3 May 2019

Round 1 Vs Villanova

Open: SEC 3; VILLANOVA 13 - Loss

Senior A: SEC 12; VILLANOVA 4 - Win

Senior B: SEC 5; VILLANOVA 11 - Loss

Intermediate A: SEC 2; VILLANOVA 14 - Loss

Intermediate B: SEC 0; VILLANOVA 16 - Loss

In 2019 a large student group is working together as the SEC Chess Team. All students are dedicated to improving their Chess as the season develops and all have a love of playing the sport of Chess. We congratulate the Open team announced on last Friday’s Assembly: Joseph Savage (Captain), Lachlan Wesener (Vice Captain), Patrick Cavanagh and Nicholas Just.

The AIC season started with games against Villanova who provided some tough competition. Congratulations to Jake O’Loughlin who took out the win in his first game playing up in the Opens. Senior A had a fantastic start with all four players winning their second round matches and Mitchell Vesper and Ekachai Adams remaining undefeated on the night. Senior B had many close matches with Declan Jolly and Ben Naish earning wins. Our Intermediate A team played well as did our Year 7 players in Intermediate B.

Chess players need to ensure that they keep coming to training as this is the way that they will further improve. All information about the next week’s games will be available on EDE each week so please use this to keep informed.

Ms Debra Whyte and Mr Brent Habermann, Chess Coordinators

Sport

Sports News - Week 3

AIC SPORT

Rugby and Football

We kicked off our Term 2 Sports on Saturday with AIC Round 1 against Villanova College; traditionally a very competitive school across the board.

Congratulations to our 9A Rugby side who kicked off the season with a win while our 8Bs played out a draw. In the Football our 7Bs and 10As started the season with a win. Our Thirds Football showed a lot of fight to come back from 4-1 down to almost claim a draw, narrowly going down 4-3. On Tuesday afternoon our Firsts Rugby played their Round 1 fixture against Villanova College on Mulkerin Oval. This was a great contest to watch as our players were right in it at 12-12 after 40 minutes; unfortunately Villanova pulled away in the last 30 minutes of the game. It was great to see so much support for the team on Mulkerin Oval.

Round 2

This weekend we play St Laurence’s College. It is important to note that all Rugby games this Saturday will be played at the St Laurence’s College Playing Fields, Nathan Road at Runcorn, along with the Years 9 to 12 Football. Years 7 and 8 Football will be played at the Tivoli Sporting Complex.

Cross Country

We had a great turn out for the first of the Invitational Cross Country meets last Wednesday at Shorncliffe with 45 boys competing. This was backed up with another 33 students competing at the St Laurence’s College event on Wednesday afternoon. 2019 has seen a very short Cross Country season. On today’s assembly we presented the Cross Country team as they prepare to compete at the AIC Championships on Monday 13 May. Best of luck to all runners.

All competitors received vital information regarding the AIC Championships at the Cross Country morning tea today. If you have any further questions about Monday’s AIC Championship event, please email me at mluxton@sec.qld.edu.au

Representative Sport

Congratulations to the following athletes who finished in the Top 6 at the Western District Cross Country trials and progressed through to Regionals: Jude Thomas, Alex Davies, Benjamin Thomas, Mac Sheppard, Tom McIntyre, Hayden Molkentien, Patrick Schmidt, Connor Shaw, Joel Powell, Ethan Battensby, Aksel Klok and Ryan Smith.

In addition, the following students gained selection in the Met West team to compete at the State Championships:
- Jude Thomas (Regional Champion)
- Alex Davies (4th)

Well done also to Joel Powell who was very unlucky to miss out on selection. Joel finished 7th with a very quick time of 14:38 over 4 km in a very competitive race.

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

AIC Football (Soccer) Results - 4 May 2019

Round 1 Vs Villanova College

First XI – Loss 2 – 5. An Aiden Perry strike saw an early advantage; however team turnovers caused damage in the face of a determined Villanova defence. The match was evenly poised when torrential rain began; however our inability to adapt to the conditions allowed Villanova the advantage and consequently they run away with the game. In his senior debut, Harry Hunter looked comfortable while William Rashleigh worked tirelessly.
Second XI – Loss 0 – 4. The team clawed back into the contest after an early setback with good passages of play midway through the first half. However the team switched off prior to the halftime break, allowing a strong Villanova side to score three quick successive goals, resulting in a 4 – 0 scoreline. The second half showed a much-improved effort across the board with Ryan Whelband and Lachlan Wesener leading the way and Kerryn Ryan and Samuel Janison contributing competitive play.
Third XI – Loss 3 – 4. An improved second half performance was pleasing after a very slow start. Tommy Williams and Baron Kanku were competitive at the front, whilst the backline players defended very well in the second half.
10A – Win 1 – 0. A well-disciplined and patient team display resulted in a vital and well deserved home win. Excellent smothering in midfield and good defence laid a wonderful platform for attacking raids, with numerous defensive opportunities created. A well-taken Nikalus Scaroni penalty proved the difference, with Mitchell Vesper hustling from range and Hayden Molkentien and Byron Ruhl contributing notable chances. A great start to the season but refinement required for Round 2.
10B – Loss 2 – 4. A score line that did not reflect the nature of the game. A slow start allowed a strong Villanova side to move ahead 4 – 0 after untidy defending and poor clearances. However the remainder of the game proved a well fought battle with great goals from Ryan Wolff and Harrison Howman. Special mention to Ethan Phillips and Kai Bell who contributed with good performances.
10C – Loss 0 – 5. A tough game against a strong opponent and despite the score line the team fought hard and played well. Our strong defence was broken eventually by the relentless Villanova attack. An improved second half performance confined Villanova to scoring a single goal. William Chawner was strong in the backs while Cooper McNamara was close to scoring on several occasions.
9A – Loss 0 – 3. While coming into the first AIC Football fixture without an ideal preparation was always going to prove tough, the players applied themselves well throughout the early game as neither team could gain firm control. The opening goal came late in the half, as backline errors allowed Villanova to take the lead 1-0. After the interval, the Eddies’ men took to the field eager to play hard and get back into the game. The team was unable to level this score with Villanova with a goal, despite persistence and control of large portions of the game. Villanova was able to score two late goals as we pushed for an equaliser.
9B – Loss 0 – 2. All players worked extremely hard and played well, producing some good sequences despite having no substitutions. There are many positives to take into Round 2. Matthew Janssen, Jack Stewart and Kai Brown showed determination.
8A – Loss 0 – 4. The team battled gamely throughout the game despite the final score line. Our defence of Nicholas Luttrell, Tyson Golding, Lachlan Ridley and Jack Thomas toiled valiantly.
8B – Draw – 1 – 1. The team was unlucky to win in a high intensity game. A neat finish from Liam Bissell later in the game and a great penalty save from Kai Anderson-Emslie showed our good potential.
8C – Loss 0 – 8. The team played well but did not display enough passion in taking the ball from their opponent. This allowed the Villanova players to score six goals in the first half. A more tenacious display in the second, with several good attacking moves which were unlucky not to result in scoring, saw the team limit Villanova to 2 goals. Outstanding goal-keeping from our SEC goalie was the highlight of the match.
7A – Loss 0 – 1. A very good competitive game saw the team work exceptionally hard in their first-ever AIC game against a good Villanova side. A tight first half saw the half-time score at 0-0. Early in the second half Lachlan Wendt was beaten by a great finish from 20 yards out. In the dying minutes the team pushed for a leveller but could not achieve a finish. An impressive display against a polished opponent.
7B – Win 6 – 1. A fantastic game played with much heart. With our keeper out and no substitutions, it appeared a difficult task; however the 7B’s passing and positioning was on point. Well done to our goal scorers and the two volunteers in goals. A strong start for the season.
7C – Win 2 – 1. A fantastic win with many goal-scoring opportunities; however the two scored sealed the game. Chance goals by Cooper Yeh and Peter Cleeland.
7D – Loss 1 – 3. A great team effort from the players. While leading 1–0 at half time and showing great promise, silly mistakes cost the game. Well done to goal scorer, Kaleb Waters and to Jason Foley who had a great game.

AIC Rugby Union Results - 4/7 May 2019

Round 1 Vs Villanova College

First XV – Loss 12 – 50 (7 May). A highly competitive game for 50mins - a 17-12 score line; however the players must remember that a match is 70 minutes. Basic errors of poor ball security, lack of groundwork and distant breakdown support in the first stanza let the team down at crucial times; however a lack of execution in defence cost the team dearly in the final 20 minutes. Ethan Bauer, Ethan Whiteside and Hunter Pearce had strong games. The team needs to develop resilience otherwise similar scorelines will be encountered.
Second XV – Loss 0 – 41. A more competitive game than the score line suggests. The players showed grit and determination; however team fatigue allowed Villanova’s fresher legs to kick in. Harrison Midgley was excellent in defence and Zehan Gerber and Sam Kross worked hard.
10A – Loss 5 – 38. A good effort against strong opposition. Lack of discipline allowed Villanova too many penalties while the opposition can be commended on their desperation for the ball. Strong performances by Hayden Bacon, Tallas Squires and Lachlan Keats.
10B – Loss 0 – 70. Good games by Joseph Xavier, Lachlan Norton and Billy Mole.
9A – Win 24 – 19. An improved performance after last week’s trial; however our groundwork needs improvement. The kicking game of Ryan Casha consistently turned the opposition around. Tristan Fuatimau and Tarek Smit had strong games while Daniel Mavunda Muimpe’s counter rucking was outstanding.
9B – Loss 0 – 19. A good effort from the players although not reflected in the score. Cooper Smith and Cohan Patrick led the defence in the outside backs with Kymani Onosi and Xander Johnson holding the team in the rucks. The players should look to building their skills in the coming weeks. Hamish Henderson had a strong game.
8A – Loss 7 – 29. Two contrasting halves of Rugby Union. The first half saw a brilliant team effort when Isaac McCarthy crossed at the 10 minute mark. Strong tackling and attacking formations ensured the players dominated the half; however, a lack of discipline and focus crept into the second half which led to successive Villanova tries. Possession is needed to win a game and Villa certainly dominated this area in the second half. Greater composure under pressure will mean future success.
8B – Draw 19 – 19. A game that identified positives: Aidan Thorley’s low tackling, Bailey Ward and Hudson Atuatika’s powerful scrummaging and Jack Cairns’ straight running. We need to work on two men positioned in back defence, lower body weight and lineout jumping.
8C – Loss 10 – 31. A great first game of the season. The players defended for 90% of the game with standout performances from Kallin Heit and Thomas Wyton. The first half was an arm wrestle; however the constant defending wore the team down. Great game gentlemen.
7A – Loss 0 – 52. Villanova welcomed us to AIC Rugby. We tried hard at times but our inexperience in Rugby proved too much. We look forward to the season with a positive attitude and our heads held high.
7B – Loss 0 – 80. Overall the team played well for their first game of AIC Rugby. Lack of rugby experience made for a difficult game; however the players gave 100%. Outstanding performances from Angus Richardson and Jack Huch.

Football (Soccer) Fixtures - 11 May 2019

Round 2 Vs St Laurence's College

1sts

12:15pm

Away

St Laurence’s Runcorn Playing Fields, Lehmann West (Field 3), Nathan Road, Runcorn

2nds

11:00am

Away

St Laurence’s Runcorn Playing Fields, Lehmann West (Field 3), Nathan Road, Runcorn

3rds

10:30am

Away

St Laurence’s Runcorn Playing Fields, Grundy Oval (Field 7), Nathan Road, Runcorn

10A

9:45am

Away

St Laurence’s Runcorn Playing Fields, Lehmann West (Field 3), Nathan Road, Runcorn

10B

9:30am

Away

St Laurence’s Runcorn Playing Fields, Grundy Oval (Field 7), Nathan Road, Runcorn

10C

10:30am

Away

St Laurence’s Runcorn Playing Fields, Field 8, Nathan Road, Runcorn

9A

8:30am

Away

St Laurence’s Runcorn Playing Fields, Lehmann West (Field 3), Nathan Road, Runcorn

9B

8:30am

Away

St Laurence’s Runcorn Playing Fields, Grundy Oval (Field 7), Nathan Road, Runcorn

8A

8:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

8B

9:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

8C

10:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

7A

8:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

7B

9:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

7C

10:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

7D

11:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

Bus I – for Rugby – 7B, 8B, 8C and Soccer – 9A, 9B leaves the College at 7:00am and returns to SEC at approximately 5:00pm.

Bus 2 – for Rugby – 7A, 8A & 9B and Soccer – 10A, 10B leaves the College at 8:00am and returns to SEC at approximately 5:00pm.

Bus 3 – for Rugby – 9A and Soccer – 10C, 2nds & 3rds leaves the College at 9:00am and returns to SEC at approximately 5:00pm.

Bus 4 – for Rugby – 10A, 10B, 1sts & 2nds and Soccer – 1sts leaves the College at 10:00am and returns to SEC at approximately 5:00pm.

Rugby Fixtures - 11 May 2019

Round 2 Vs St Laurence's College

1sts

2:15pm

Away

St Laurence’s Runcorn Playing Fields, Crawford Oval (Field 1), Nathan Road, Runcorn

2nds

1:00pm

Away

St Laurence’s Runcorn Playing Fields, Crawford Oval (Field 1), Nathan Road, Runcorn

10A

1:15pm

Away

St Laurence’s Runcorn Playing Fields, Lehman East (Field 2), Nathan Road, Runcorn

10B

12:15pm

Away

St Laurence’s Runcorn Playing Fields, Lehmann East (Field 2), Nathan Road, Runcorn

9A

11:00am

Away

St Laurence’s Runcorn Playing Fields, O’Neill Oval (Field 4), Nathan Road, Runcorn

9B

10:00am

Away

St Laurence’s Runcorn Playing Fields, O’Neil Oval (Field 4), Nathan Road, Runcorn

8A

10:15am

Away

St Laurence’s Runcorn Playing Fields, Lehman East (Field 2), Nathan Road, Runcorn

8B

9:15am

Away

St Laurence’s Runcorn Playing Fields, Lehman East (Field 2), Nathan Road, Runcorn

8C

8:15am

Away

St Laurence’s Runcorn Playing Fields, Lehman East (Field 2), Nathan Road, Runcorn

7A

10:00am

Away

St Laurence’s Runcorn Playing Fields, Crawford Oval (Field 1), Nathan Road, Runcorn

7B

9:00am

Away

St Laurence’s Runcorn Playing Fields, Crawford Oval (Field 1), Nathan Road, Runcorn

Bus 1 – for Rugby – 7B, 8B, 8C and Soccer – 9A, 9B leaves the College at 7:00am and returns to SEC at approximately 5:00pm.

Bus 2 – for Rugby – 7A, 8A & 9B and Soccer – 10A, 10B leaves the College at 8:00am and returns to SEC at approximately 5:00pm.

Bus 3 – for Rugby – 9A and Soccer – 10C, 2nds & 3rds leaves the College at 9:00am and returns to SEC at approximately 5:00pm.

Bus 4 – for Rugby – 10A, 10B, 1sts & 2nds and Soccer – 1sts leaves the College at 10:00am and returns to SEC at approximately 5:00pm.

Tuckshop

Tuckshop Roster - Week 4

Week commencing 13 May 2019

Mon 13 May: R Osborne, M Nugent, C Hendry, E Woodruff
Tue 14 May: S Eaton, A Kennedy
Wed 15 May: B MacDonald, S Leonard
Thu 16 May: Newman, H Rahn, H Turner
Fri 17 May: Ipswich Show Day - Public Holiday

School News

St Edmund's Mothers' Mass and Dinner

Friday 24 May 2019 - St Mary's Church and Brothers Club

St Edmund's College OPEN DAY

Sunday 26 May - 11.00am to 1.00pm

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop - Week 3

Performance Singlet for Cross Country and Athletics

ATHLETICS and CROSS COUNTRY

A new Performance Singlet for students is available for purchase from the Uniform Shop. This singlet is required for Athletics and Cross Country events. The cost is $50 which includes a Training Singlet as well as the Performance Singlet.

MAY SPECIALS

Rugby Shorts - great for training NOW $20 - Limited sizes available
SEC Trackpants NOW $38
Royal Blue Pullovers NOW $50
Royal Blue Vests NOW $35

ITEMS OF INTEREST

SEC Navy Scarves - $27
Key Retractables - $10

WHAT’S NEW

SEC LANYARDS with an 8GB USB - $15

Notices

Ipswich Show - Pre-paid tickets available

17 to 19 May 2019 - Ipswich Showgrounds

Pre-paid tickets for the Ipswich Show are available from St Edmund's College Reception, phone 3810 4400 or www.ipswichshow.com.au

Sponsors

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