Newsletter - 11 May 2018

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

A new College Mascot - College Captains Seek Support from the Parents and Friends

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends,

A new College Mascot - College Captains Seek Support from the Parents and Friends

Yesterday evening at the Parents and Friends Association meeting, I was privileged to witness our College Captains Jacob Cash, Philip Cen, Kyle Jones and Tasman Pearl deliver an impassioned and compelling presentation. They asked to attend the meeting to seek support from the Parents and Friends to help cover the cost of designing and fabricating a new custom-made College mascot costume.

As articulated by the Captains, the new mascot costume will replace the old black wolf that has been our mascot since 2001. After seventeen years of dedicated service the old wolf, we were informed, is eager to retire and step aside to make room for a new look wolf mascot to inspire and motivate the next generation of Eddies’ young men.

The design concept of the new mascot, which was partially unveiled to the College at assembly last Friday, comes with some very special features. Under strict instruction from the Captains, I will refrain from revealing too much more other than to confirm that the P & F has agreed to help provide financial assistance for which the Captains were most grateful.

So be prepared – a new College mascot is coming!

Celebrating the Installation of Fr Stephen Bliss as Parish Priest of St Mary’s Ipswich

Please come and join the Eddie’s community at 6.00pm Mass, Sunday 27 May, St Mary’s Church, to celebrate Father Stephen’s Installation as Parish Priest of St Mary’s Ipswich. Archbishop Mark Coleridge will be presiding at this very special occasion. We are delighted that Father Stephen has been appointed Parish Priest and have already enjoyed many Eddie’s community gatherings with him, most recently our Feast Day Mass last Friday. I hope to see you there.

Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) Survey – Choosing a School 2018

Please be advised that EREA will be inviting all families across Australia who have chosen to send their children to an Edmund Rice school to complete a survey.

This survey is designed to gather information on why families choose to send their children to an Edmund Rice school. It is hoped that the data collected from the survey and others that follow will help in understanding the needs of families and offer an opportunity to highlight what is of key importance in a family’s choice of a school.

The survey will be emailed to all families after Monday 21 May and will be open for two weeks.

Responses are confidential and will be collated by an external consultant who will not supply any identifying information to schools.

A summary of the feedback received from this survey will be posted on the Edmund Rice Education Australia website and each school will also receive their individual school report which will provide broad information such as:

  • Parents’ relationship with the College
  • The religious background of parents
  • Reasons why parents have chosen St Edmund’s College
  • A general measure of student well-being at the College
  • Parents’ overall satisfaction with the College

Because this information is vital to our future planning and especially to how we ensure we are meeting the educational needs of the young men in our care, we are hoping that we have a high uptake of parents completing the survey.

The St Edmund’s College Parents and Friends Association has endorsed the survey and also urges all parents to complete the survey when it goes live after Monday 21 May.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Tim and Eloise Kirkwood who have welcomed to their family their first child, a daughter, Madeleine Rose.

Prayers

We pray for those women who are significant in our lives and for all those women on the St Edmund’s Staff who enrich us with their service and love for our boys and for our community.

Live Jesus in our hearts…FOREVER!

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal


HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all Mothers in our St Edmund's Community


The Deputy

Mission & Community

Mission and Community

In Celebration of Mothers

A Prayer for Mothers

Blessed be all mothers

Who have come into our lives

Whose kindness, care and loving

Remain with us to guide.

Your inspiration in us

Made us strive in every way

Especially to remember

Helping others makes our day.

Mothers, this little tribute

Flows directly from my heart

You are so loved and cherished

Invaluable, one and all, you are.

(Susan Kramer)

The Role of Mothers

At St Edmund’s we acknowledge the importance of a mother’s role and that of all the significant women in the lives of our young men. When Pope Francis reflected on the role of women and mothers during a Mother’s Day speech, he said "a life without challenges doesn’t exist", and that is one reason a child needs a mother.

Pope Francis reflected that female role models and mothers fulfil a vital role by helping children "look realistically at life’s problems", without getting lost in their problem. A mother helps her children "to tackle" problems courageously and to become strong enough to overcome the problems they inevitably confront.

Of course, in this role a care-taker walks a fine line, seeking a "healthy balance" for a child, Pope Francis said. That means a mother "does not always take the child along the safe road, because in that way the child cannot develop, but neither does she leave the child only on the risky path, because that is dangerous". A mother, said the Pope, "knows how to balance things".

Pope Francis talked about the challenge for women during his visit to the Basilica of St Mary Major, the oldest church in the West dedicated to Jesus’ mother. May is observed in the church as the month of Mary.

During his visit to the Basilica, Pope Francis accented Mary's role as mother. In her own life, Mary "saw many difficult moments, and now, like a good mother, she is close to us, so that we may never lose courage before the adversities of life" and might feel her support in facing and overcoming our own difficulties.

Mary provides the same kind of care for us that she provided for Jesus in Nazareth. This means she helps us to grow as human beings and in our faith. Through intercessions to Mary, she helps us to be strong.

As we approach Mother’s Day we honour all Mothers, Grandmothers and significant female caregivers of our students. We encourage our young men to cherish and respect these women today and always.

Thank you for the support and guidance you offer to our students.

Blessings to all Mothers and to women who take on the role of Mother.

Upcoming Events

Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May: Cherbourg Ration Shed Reconciliation Fun Run

All students are invited to challenge themselves in the Fun Run for Reconciliation. The trip will depart Saturday afternoon, camp in Cherbourg and return at Sunday lunch. Options are a 3, 7 or 10km walk/run. See or email Mrs Rice for more information.

Tuesday 22 May: Grandparents’ Day 8.30am

Grandparents of our Year 7 Students are invited to share in events at the College.

The day will begin with a special assembly, followed by a tour of the College and end with a morning tea. Speak to your grandsons in the coming week for more information.

Sunday 20 May: Multicultural Mass 8.30am

Share in the Spirit of Pentecost at St Mary’s Church, Woodend on Sunday May 20 at 8:30am, by attending our inaugural Multicultural Mass. All are welcome and students are asked to wear school uniform.

Sunday 27 May: Parish Mass at St Mary’s Church Ipswich 6.00pm.

A special Mass to mark the Induction of Fr Stephen Bliss as Parish Priest. Students are asked to wear their school uniform. Pizza dinner will be provided for students in attendance. All are welcome to share in the Eucharistic celebration and stay for a cuppa and a chat following the Mass.

Friday 1 and Saturday 2 June: St Vincent de Paul Winter Sleepout for Years 10 to 12

Places are limited so get in early for the Vinnies Sleepout. Includes shared meals and activities with our Friends on the Hill. Make a strong statement and raise awareness about homelessness. More information to come.

Live, Jesus, in our hearts, forever.

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal, Mission and Community


‘Mums and Chums’ Night - TONIGHT - Friday 11 May 2018

5:45pm to 8:15pm

The College House Leaders warmly welcome Mums, Aunties, Grandmothers or family friends to join their ‘Chums’ for this evening of fun entertainment to help students win House points.

(Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.)






Teaching & Learning

Teaching and Learning

NAPLAN Testing: 15, 16, 17 May 2018

YEARS 7 and 9 NAPLAN

Tuesday May 15, Wednesday May 16 and Thursday May 17 are the test days for the NAPLAN Literacy and Numeracy tests.

Tuesday 15 May – Language Conventions and Writing

Wednesday 16 May – Reading

Thursday 17 May – 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.

NAPLAN TEST REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 students well for their performance on these tests.

Year 11 Mentoring

We are drawing close to the breakfast launch of the 2018 Year 11 Mentoring Program. There are twenty-one participants this year with their occupations of interest including: Quantum Physics, Law, Video Game Programming, Psychiatry, Optometry, Defence Force Pilot, Electrical Engineering – RAAF, Economics, Film Industry, Zoology, Medicine – Surgeon, Accounting, Aerospace Engineer and Software Developer. 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 have assignments now and also 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, then go to the Hub afterwards if they wish. I encourage all Senior students to capitalise on this opportunity provided by the College.

Best wishes.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning

Library Learning Hub

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Library Learning HUB

The Library Learning Hub is open for students wanting to do homework and assignments. Tutors are available each day also to assist students. Afternoon tea provided.

When: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Where: St Edmund’s College Library

Time: 3.00 to 5.00pm

Ms Louise McNamara, St Edmund’s College After Hours Learning Coordinator

Assistant Principal Students

Career News

Careers - Week 4

Year Ten Careers Interviews. The feedback process to Year Ten students from Business Improvement Australia has continued this week.

Year Ten Careers Interviews

The feedback process to Year Ten students from Business Improvement Australia has continued this week. All students are undergoing a 90 minute feedback session from which a report will be developed. When the College receives the reports, they will be emailed to student and parent email addresses. Please ensure your parent email is current.

The aim of this process is to prove students with clarification of their career goals prior to the Senior Subject Selection Expo and Student and Education Training Plan interviews. If students have clear and realistic career goals, it should be easier to select appropriate subjects and pathways without the need for changes through their senior years

Careers and Employment Expo

The 2018 Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo is on This weekend (Friday 11th May 9.00am – 3.00pm; Saturday 12th May 10.00am – 4.00pm) at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Entry is free. For details go to http://careersemploymentexpo.com.au/Brisbane.html

Museums Careers

According to the Museum Galleries Australia (MGA) website, career opportunities within museums and galleries are virtually endless. They say that people from a variety of backgrounds and jobs can find their perfect career in a museum, whether they are a scientist, an historian, an electrician, a designer or a librarian. The MGA website lists six key job areas in a museum. These are:

  • Curators and exhibition officers oversee collections by managing the acquisition, preservation and display of objects.
  • Registrars and collection management staff ensure collection items are documented, displayed, conserved and stored correctly.
  • Conservators aim to minimise change to collection material, to protect items from the adverse effects of climate and chemical deterioration, and to safeguard our heritage not only for here and now but for generations to come.
  • Education and outreach officers engage with communities and groups of all ages outside the museum.
  • The role of management depends on the size of the museum or gallery. A small community museum may have only one person who is museum director, finance manager, fundraiser and curator all in one. In larger institutions, there will likely be a museum director (or CEO) and department managers in charge of strategic and operational matters and public relations.
  • Visitor services are the front of house jobs that involve meeting and greeting and making sure visitors have a good time in the museum.
  • Administrators and technical staff vary greatly depending on the size of the museum or gallery and can include finance and human relations staff, picture framers, photographers, electricians, graphic designers, carpenters, librarians, marketers and security personnel.

You will find more information about each of these career areas on the MGA website. The Job Monkey website also has a section on museum careers. View ‘Behind the scenes: From marbles to mummies’ on YouTube to listen to London museum workers talk about their jobs.

Aviation

Pilot Aptitude Training Systems (PATS)

PATS, located in Melbourne, offer training packages to help Year 12 students with their application for pilot cadetships and for the Defence Force. This includes assistance with the application form, CV, interview and to increase aptitude test scores. For more information on pilot cadetships and how PATS can assist you here in Queensland, go to the PATS website.

Aviation Australia

Aviation Australia provides world class aviation training that has created partnerships with over 150 industry organisations including airlines, aerospace companies, governments defence force and regulatory authorities. It is now offering the School to Work pathway 2019 VETiS two year - MEA20515 Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance for Year 11 students . For more detail visit their website or see Mr Currie or Mr Raddie (HOD VET).

Tertiary News

Online resources for Year 12 parents

Transitioning from high school to university can be a challenging journey for students and their parents. Several universities provide resources for parents to support them and their children through the transition. Some examples are:

Educational Access Scheme (EAS) - You can apply for EAS when you apply through QTAC. EAS can help if you have experienced circumstances that negatively affected your studies. If eligible for EAS, you may receive adjustment factors which may improve your chance of receiving an offer.

Griffith University News

Pathways to Medicine for School Leavers information evenings - find out all you need to know about the admissions criteria and selection processes for the Doctor of Medicine at Griffith University by attending an information evening. Sessions are aimed at high school students and students planning to commence an undergraduate degree. You will receive an overview of Griffith’s medicine program and information about the key undergraduate programs and pathways that will prepare you for entry into medicine. Sessions will be held at the Gold Coast and in Brisbane. For details and registration, visit https://www.griffith.edu.au/medicine-information-e...

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) News

Information evening for parents and students - Parents/guardians of senior high school students and students are encouraged to attend the Parent Information Seminarhttps://www.qut.edu.au/study/events/parent-informa...

Mr Mark Currie, Head of Department: Careers

General

Music and Cultural

AIC Chess Results - Rounds 1 and 2

Round 1 Vs Iona College, 27 April 2018 Round 2 Vs Padua College, 4 May 2018

AIC Chess Round 1 Vs Iona 27 April 2018

Open SEC 6 IONA 10 LOSS

Senior A SEC 6 IONA 10 LOSS

Senior B SEC 16 IONA 0 WIN

Intermediate A SEC 0 IONA 16 LOSS

Intermediate B SEC 10 IONA 6 WIN

A solid start to this year’s AIC Chess season. Iona provided some tough competition but our students did not disappoint, especially in the first round where our Open team led the way with three wins. Congratulations to Leo Anthony, Joe Savage and Lachlan Wesener for their first Open win of the competition. Iona came back with force in the second match with a narrow win, but we were pleased to come away with 6 points as we are a relatively inexperienced Open team this year. Senior B had a fantastic start with all four players winning both of their matches, however Senior A had a close loss.

The students in our Intermediate A team are all new to AIC Chess and had a disappointing first round, however our Year 7 players in Intermediate B scored a win in their first match representing the College.

Special mention goes to all students who won both their matches and are undefeated so far: Nicholas Just (Sen A), Mitchell Vesper, Ekachai Adams, Daniel Fordham and Kobie Low (Sen B), and Hudson Bertram and Ben Naish (Int B).

Players need to make sure they keep coming to training as it is evident from last week’s scores that it pays to put in the hard yards. All information will be up on EDE each week so please use this to keep informed.

AIC Chess Round 2 Vs Padua, 4 May 2018

Open SEC 4 PADUA 12 LOSS

Senior A SEC 2 PADUA 14 LOSS

Senior B SEC 16 PADUA 0 WIN

Intermediate A SEC 5 PADUA 11 LOSS

Intermediate B SEC 14 PADUA 2 WIN


Another excellent week for our Senior B and Intermediate B teams who had resounding wins over Padua College. Padua provided tough opposition in the other divisions however, where our players only managed to scramble a couple of wins here and there.

Congratulations to Lachlan Wesener, Mitchell Vesper, Daniel Fordham, Ekachai Adams, Kobie Low, Ben Naish, Hudson Bertram and Michael Tate on winning both of their games. Special mention to Mitchell, Daniel, Ekachai, Kobie, Ben and Hudson who remain undefeated after the first two rounds. Well done also to Stewart England, Michael Tate and Jeremy Webb for their first wins in AIC.

Players need to remember to check the Chess page on EDE for updates and notices. We would also like to see more regular attendance at practice.

Ms Stead, Mr Currie, SEC Chess Coordinator

Sport

Sports News

AIC Sport - Week 4

AIC SPORT

Rugby and Football

Mixed results against Padua College for Round 2 of the Rugby and Football Season. At Banyo our 7A, B and D Football teams had wins along with our 7A and 8A Rugby sides. At Tivoli many of our Open Football teams came away with a win which included our Firsts Football side defeating Padua 4-0.

CROSS COUNTRY

The College Cross Country training program officially commences next week with training on Monday afternoon at Limestone Park. The Cross Country Training Schedule is published below.

TENNIS

Tennis trials also commence next week for some younger year levels. Students are encouraged to keep an eye on the notices on EDE for Tennis information.


COMMITMENT TO AIC SPORT

A reminder that students are required to commit fully to their AIC team throughout the entire season once they have registered their intent to play at the start of the season.

Commitment is one of the key values we try to instil in students for our AIC sporting program. The concept of commitment can then be carried over into many other later aspects of your sons’ lives.

We have had several reports of students being unavailable for games this Saturday, which in turn has affected team numbers significantly. Whilst we understand injuries happen, it is disappointing to hear that boys are not available due to other reasons.

Parents and students are asked to think about the affect this has on the other players who are committing to their team, only to play short on numbers. This also has an affect on the staff and the coaches who have given their time on a Saturday.


Representative Sport

Congratulations to the following students who have Metropolitan West teams:

  • Ryan Pickering (12 Years Hockey)
  • Kaleb Lewis (Hockey Officiating)

  • Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

    RUGBY and FOOTBALL Photos - Saturday 12 May 2018

    Years 7 and 8 - Tivoli Sporting Complex

    Years 7 and 8

    Saturday, 12 May 2018 - Photos taken at Tivoli Sporting Complex

    Time

    Group/Team

    7:45am

    8A

    Football

    7:55am

    7A

    Football

    8:05am

    7C

    Rugby

    8:45am

    8B

    Football

    8:50am

    7B

    Football

    9:00am

    8B

    Rugby

    9:05am

    7B

    Rugby

    9:45am

    8A

    Rugby

    9:55am

    7A

    Rugby

    10:00am

    8C

    Football

    10:10am

    7C

    Football

    10:45am

    7D

    Football

    8C Rugby to be taken at a later date

    Please make sure that you are on time and your full playing uniform is neat and tidy

    AIC RUGBY Fixtures - 12 May 2018

    Round 3 Vs Villanova College

    St Edmund’s College

    AIC RUGBY FIXTURES

    vs Villanova College Date 12 May 2018

    TEAM

    TIME

    H/A

    VENUE

    1sts

    2:15pm

    Away

    Villanova College, Charlie Fisher Oval (No. 2), Villanova Park, Manly Road, Tingalpa

    2nds

    1:00pm

    Away

    Villanova College, Charlie Fisher Oval (No. 2), Villanova Park, Manly Road, Tingalpa

    10A

    1:00pm

    Away

    Villanova College, Andrew Slack Oval, Villanova Park, Manly Road, Tingalpa

    10B

    11:00am

    Away

    Villanova College, Charlie Fisher Oval (No. 2), Villanova Park, Manly Road, Tingalpa

    9A

    12 noon

    Away

    Villanova College, Andrew Slack Oval, Villanova Park, Manly Road, Tingalpa

    9B

    11:00am

    Away

    Villanova College, Andrew Slack Oval, Villanova Park, Manly Road, Tingalpa

    8A

    10:30am

    Home

    Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

    8B

    9:30am

    Home

    Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

    8C

    Bye

    7A

    10:30am

    Home

    Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 4, Church Street, Tivoli

    7B

    9:30am

    Home

    Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 4, Church Street, Tivoli

    7C

    8:30am

    Home

    Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 4, Church Street, Tivoli

    Bus Information:

    Bus I – for Football – 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B, 4ths and 5ths

    leaves the College at 7.00am and returns at approximately 5:00pm..

    Bus II – for Rugby –9A, 9B and 10B

    Football – 3rds, 2nds and 1sts

    leaves the College at 9.00am and returns at approximately 5:00pm.

    Bus III – for Rugby –10A, 1sts and 2nds

    leaves the College at 11:00am and returns at approximately 5:00pm.

    AIC FOOTBALL (Soccer) Fixtures - 12 May 2018

    Round 3 Vs Villanova College

    St Edmund’s College

    AIC FOOTBALL FIXTURES

    vs Villanova College

    Date 12 May 2018

    TEAM

    TIME

    H/A

    VENUE

    1sts

    12:15pm

    Away

    Villanova College, Field No. 5, Villanova Park, Manly Road, Tingalpa

    2nds

    11:00am

    Away

    Villanova College, Field No. 5, Villanova Park, Manly Road, Tingalpa

    3rds

    10:40am

    Away

    Villanova College, Field No. 4, Villanova Park, Manly Road, Tingalpa

    4ths

    9:30am

    Away

    Villanova College, Field No. 4, Villanova Park, Manly Road, Tingalpa

    5ths

    9:30am

    Away

    Villanova College, Field No. 3, Villanova Park, Manly Road, Tingalpa

    10A

    9:45am

    Away

    Villanova College, Field No. 5, Villanova Park, Manly Road, Tingalpa

    10B

    8:30am

    Away

    Villanova College, Field No. 4, Villanova Park, Manly Road, Tingalpa

    9A

    8:30am

    Away

    Villanova College, Field No. 5, Villanova Park, Manly Road, Tingalpa

    9B

    9:30am

    Away

    Villanova College, Field No. 7, Villanova Park, Manly Road, Tingalpa

    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 Information:

    Bus I – for Football – 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B, 4ths and 5ths

    leaves the College at 7.00am and returns at approximately 5:00pm..

    Bus II – for Rugby –9A, 9B and 10B

    Football – 3rds, 2nds and 1sts

    leaves the College at 9.00am and returns at approximately 5:00pm.

    Bus III – for Rugby –10A, 1sts and 2nds

    leaves the College at 11:00am and returns at approximately 5:00pm.

    AIC Rugby Round 2 - 5 May 2018

    Vs Padua College

    1sts – Loss 5 - 69 Another tough game for the team, this time against Padua. We showed an improved first half, giving up a late try in the final stages to trail 24-5. Dominic Luafalealo contributed with tough running and uncompromising defence. Following his return from injury Samuel Hockings contributed with good work at the breakdown. The second half was challenging, with Padua scoring numerous tries. Excellent defence from Nathan Martin and Jack Fisher forced Padua to move wide to gain metres. A full performance is needed against Villanova this weekend.

    2nds – Loss 0 - 51 A lacklustre game which exposed our lack of fundamental skills. Numerous defensive errors and limited attacking ball security allowed Padua an easy game. Dane O’Reilly and Zac Hazelton covered a mountain of defence.

    10A – Loss 5 - 24 A tough and hard game played well by the team and characterised by brutal defence from both sides. Nathan Curr, Max Banditt, Jett Young and Bryden Redding had great games.

    10B – Loss 5 - 10 A game characterised by tenacious defence. Having possession for literally 20% of the game allowed the opposition to score two tries out wide. Good games by Noah Farrow and Jordan Micheelsen.

    9A – Loss 5 – 32 Hayden Bacon played well throughout, Joseph Xavier played his second game and Brock McNamara scored a good try.

    9B – Loss 0 - 51 A fighting second half showing true spirit. Good defence from Blake and Keegan Camplin, Nathaniel Rogers and Caleb McDonald.

    8A – Win 39 – 3 A hard-earned victory against Padua. Team defence pressured the opposition allowing the players to either re-gather possession or gain territory. Great tries to Blade Gourley, Samuel Pawluczyk and Larry Siala and three tries to Nicholas MacDonald.

    8B – Loss 0 - 55 This result was indicative of a fractured team breakdown and a strong side in the Padua Bs. We missed some important defence opportunities and had no energy or organisation to maintain pressure in our attack. A special mention to William Paddison and Darcy Penfold who displayed consistent effort and grit during a tough game.

    8C – Loss 5 - 12 A disappointing loss to Padua this weekend. Weakened squad numbers and multiple injuries during the game made it a tough fight to the finish line. Despite multiple setbacks, the players brought intensity and energy to their game. Special mention to Byron Kurtz who was present at every breakdown and delivered solid tackles left, right and centre.

    7A – Win 31 – 10 The team secured their first win of the season with a hard-fought game at Padua. Team defence was superb with massive efforts from Oskar Capp, Christopher Costello and Liam Wilson. Both teams played end-to-end rugby which was a pleasure to watch.

    7B – Loss 12 – 31 In a hard fought game the team was defeated by a strong Padua outfit. The players were on the back foot from the first whistle with competitive play from Padua. Great running by Brayden Owens and Jack Cairns who led the team.

    7C – Win 20 – 10 An entertaining game of rugby with a great individual effort from Kyran Saggus to beat three players to score a try. Jye Edmonds had an excellent defensive game leading the team to their first win of the season.

    AIC Football Round 2 - 5 May 2018

    Vs Padua College

    1sts – Win 4 - 0 Although a difficult first period in testing conditions against a high-pressing and direct-playing Padua, we crafted many clear-cut chances, however we could not convert. As the game settled, we began to take control and some exceptional movement and quick passing across the pitch began to create inroads through the opposition defence, resulting in Ronald Kamba Batal finally breaking the deadlock. The second half began much like the first ended, with us creating many more opportunities to extend the lead, however, again these were disappointingly spurned. Ultimately, the pressure did pay off and a quick double by Ronald gave us some breathing space and saw the striker collect a hat-trick. The introduction of Aiden Perry up front added some extra energy and led to the striker converting a well-timed finish on debut. Pedro Gonzaga, Dylan Vit and defensive pairing Cameron McAndrew and Thomas Brennan produced commanding performances within a strong home display by the entire squad. A clean sheet and several positives to build upon heading into the next fixture.

    2nds – Win 3 - 2 After conceding two self-goals, we battled gamely to ultimately secure a disjointed 3-2 victory. Goals were scored by Braith Rumble and Baron Kanku (2).

    3rds – Win 5 - 0 An excellent game where the team played good passing football. Jeremy Leite, William Eddowes and Cameron Kelland were among our scorers. Daniel Carson and Matthew Kelk contributed good performances at the back.

    4ths – Loss 0 – 1 An unlucky loss with quite a few team members unable to play. The players pulled together to give their best performance of the season. The team was very unlucky not to achieve a win, having created the best chances of the game. Great game by Kyle Rasmussen at the back.

    5ths – Loss 0 - 2 The team showed real grit and determination in a hard fought loss. Overall, we played quite well against a side that is sure to be one of the frontrunners for the season.

    10A – Draw 1 - 1 A game we deserved to win. Samuel Janison finished a good passing movement to enable the team to a lead mid-way through the second half. Thomas Codd contributed well in goals and Criz Pillado encouraged good team energy at crucial times.

    10B – Win 2 - 1 A hard fought victory. Some outstanding performances this week which allowed the team to win in a close game. Our solid defence proved impenetrable for the majority of the game. Rheid Jones and Ethan Lopez penetrated the midfield to ensure we kept possession and retained good ball movement.

    9A – Draw 2 – 2 After conceding an early goal in transition, we fought hard and levelled via an excellent solo dibble from Connor Kennedy. We were down 2-1 approaching half time. An excellent second half, capped off with a Harry Kelleher touch-of-class, placed us in contention to gain all three points. However this was not to be, despite the pleasing, determined team efort.

    9B – Loss 0 - 4 A very good start to the game with great ball pressure and fast ball movement. A lack of focus and aggression let the team down in the second half allowing Padua a win. Solid games by Thomas Milfull, Kydan Manley, Mehari Tedla and Adam Wallae.

    8A – Loss 1 – 3 A similar scenario to last week, where we played well in patches however fell victim to some quick counter attacking football. We lacked energy and enthusiasm from the outset, and it was not until Phoenix Fordham scored an absolute “worldie” from 40 yards out that we finally sparked to life. However, it was too little too late, with Padua determining the game with two late goals. Edward Lovi was superb throughout with Zachary King displaying continued excellent composure on the ball.

    8B – Loss 0 - 1 A great team effort with all players contributing for the full 50 minutes. A slow start cost us dearly, with Padua leading within the first minute. Great efforts from Arnel Curtis and Kane Parsons.

    8C – Loss 0 - 2 The team played well with excellent passing and teamwork in what was a very closely contested game. Jordan Easton was competitive moving forward and Luke McFarlane contributed a solid performance in the midfield.

    7A – Win 1 – 0 Following last week’s disappointment, the players were at their best this week, creating plenty of chances in a game which alluded to a win with a greater margin. However we waited until late in the second half to add points to the score sheet, clinching the game through the courtesy of a spectacular Nicholas Luttrell goal.

    7B – Win 6 – 0 All team members were simply fantastic, playing free-flowing football to become dominant winners. Goals from Jovany Jirima, along with Callum Paton, Siluna Nanayakkara, Liam Parfitt and Ethan Suthers.

    7C – Loss 1 - 2 An highly competitive game saw the team fight for the entire fifty minutes. The score was evenly pegged throughout the match, until we succumed to fatigue at the finale. Standout performances from Kynan Stoakes and our defensive players.

    7D – Win 9 – 1 An awesome game which included tremendous teamwork and effort from all players. Everyone contributed a fantastic shift and should be very proud of their efforts. Kai Anderson–Emslie and Samuel Rotar scored brilliant hat-tricks.

    Tuckshop

    Tuckshop Roster - Term 2, Week 5

    Week 5 - 14 May 2018

    Term 2, Week 5

    Mon 14 May: R Osborne, M Nugent, E Vince, K Truelove.

    Tue 15 May: L Maher, S Eaton, A Kennedy.

    Wed 16 May: B MacDonald.

    Thu 17 May: S Hart, H Rahn, H Turner.

    Fri 18 May: Ipswich Show Holiday

    School News

    HOMEROOM PHOTOS - Monday 14 May 2018

    HOW TO ORDER...

    All Homeroom photos will be taken on Monday 14 May...How to order...

    Please see below for the instructions for ordering photos.

    All students have received their photo ordering pack this week.

    Cash/Cheque Orders can be returned on photo day (no late envelopes accepted by school). Orders after photo day can be ordered online.

    Online Ordering available until 4 June 2018

    Link: www.studiokirby.com.au
    Click Order School Photos
    Enter School Code EDDIES18 (all uppercase)
    Select pack and enter student details (name, class and ID/photo code listed on the order envelope).

    (New students or student code errors enter KIRBY then manually type name and Homeroom).

    Please note previous account details not valid due to new website. Payment methods include Credit Card (Visa and MasterCard) or PayPal.

    Sibling Photos

    We have introduced a tear off “Yellow” slip on the envelopes for students to return ONLY if having a sibling photo taken. This yellow slip has a Sibling Online Code if ordering online and improves the workflow and production of sibling orders.

    Photo ordering is pre-paid. All photos willl be sent to the school in approximately eight (8) weeks once photos are approved.

    SENIOR FORMAL

    Thursday 17 May 2018

    2018 SENIOR FORMAL

    Thursday 17 May at the Ipswich Civic Centre

    We are looking forward to celebrating the Year 12 Formal on next Thursday 17 May 2018 at the Ipswich Civic Centre, 7.00 for 7.30pm, and concluding at 11.00pm. Cost: $110 per person.

    Families are welcome to attend the Pre-Formal event from 6.00 to 7.00pm. This will be held in the Undercroft area at St Edmund’s College. Photographers will be available for family photos.

    Special Mass in Honour of Father Stephen Bliss OFM

    Celebrant: Archbishop Mark Coleridge - St Mary's Church Ipswich, 6.00pm, Sunday 27 May 2018

    Uniform Shop

    Uniform Shop

    May Specials!

    UNIFORM SHOP TRADING

    MONDAY: 8:00 am to 12:30pm

    TUESDAY: 8:00am to 3:30pm (CLOSED: 12:30pm to 1:30pm)

    WEDNESDAY: 8:00am to 3:30pm (CLOSED: 12:30pm to 1:30pm)

    THURSDAY: 8:00am to 12:30pm

    Phone: 3810 4489

    Email: uniformshop@sec.qld.edu.au

    SEC Navy Scarves - $27

    Black Trouser Socks - $9.50

    Grey Trousers - $41

    St Edmund’s Formal Navy Jacket - $58

    Umbrellas - $30

    SEC Navy Rain Jacket (Yachtsman Jacket) - $30

    Limited sizes left:

    Rugby Shorts – $30, now $20

    Sports Socks – $9.50, now $5

    Royal Blue Knitted Pullovers – $60, now $50

    Royal Blue Knitted Vests - $54, now $40

    Bucket Hats - $20, now $10

    Visit the SEC Website for all Uniform Shop information including an updated Price List - www.sec.qld.edu.au

    Notices

    Skool2Skoolies 2018 Sponsorship

    The St Edmund’s College “Skool2Skoolies” initiative was created by St Edmund’s students in 2003 to highlight the positive contributions that young people can make to their community and give back to the community that has done so much for them over the past five years of their lives.

    Skool2Skoolies 2018

    The St Edmund’s College Skool2Skoolies initiative was created by St Edmund’s students in 2003 to highlight the positive contributions that young people can make to their community and to give back to the community that has done so much for them over the past five years of their lives.

    Each year, Year 12 students from the College are given the opportunity to live out the College ethos and continue their ‘gentlemanly’ behaviour by committing themselves to raise funds for three charities which encapsulate the spirit of social justice within the Ipswich community, Australia and worldwide - The Ipswich Hospice, St Vincent de Paul and the Christian Brothers’ Immersion Programs.

    Last year, through the dedication of students and charitable donations from local Ipswich entities, we were able to raise in excess of $20,000: a donation of $7500 to each of the previously mentioned groups. These donations assisted in creating a tangible change in the work carried out by these life-altering support networks. Approximately thirty students embarking on the 2018 Skool2Skoolies ride are continuing the legacy through raising funds for this worthwhile cause.

    Our sincere thanks to the following generous sponsors of the 2018 Skool2Skoolies.

    CHAMPION Sponsors
    • Apprenticeships Queensland
    • Fallu McMillan Lawyers
    • Gibson Architects
    • Limestone Dental Group
    • Mallets Carpet Choice
    • St Edmund's College Old Boys' Association
    • Strybos and Sons Electrical
    • Potter Landscapes

    Breakaway Sponsors

    • Hutchinson Builders
    • Kelleher Builders
    • McNamara and Associates
    • PM Landsapes
    • TAE Aerospace
    • Trek Ipswich

    Peloton Sponsors

    • Brothers Ipswich Leagues Club
    • G.J. Walsh
    • Grandview
    • Hello World Travel
    • Ipswich Dental
    • NBA Electrical Engineering
    • Off Peak Water
    • Options Cabinets
    • PhysioActive
    • Sammut Bulow
    • Surreal Signs
    • Tridan Electrical

    Saddle Sponsor - $2500

      This is a unique opportunity for interested businesses to become the sole sponsor of the cycling knicks (shorts) for the ride. Your business logo would feature prominently on the outside of the leg on all riders.

    Any support that can be offered for this meaningful cause would be greatly appreciated.

    If you would like further information regarding the St Edmund’s College 2018 Skool2Skoolies fundraising project, please contact Mr Michael Podolak at St Edmund’s College, E: mpodolak@sec.qld.edu.au


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