Newsletter - 11 September 2020

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

Strength, Kindness and Gentleness

The King’s Chessboard is both a fable and a mathematical problem. This little story’s origin is unclear; however, the basic format remains the same despite the manner of the telling. Simply put, the gist of the whole affair is that a King agrees to pay a wise man — either because he was a gun chess player or because he invented chess --- it depends on who you listen to — with rice or wheat or a cereal grain of some sort. Living up to his title, the sage asked that his payment be simple. One grain was to be placed on the first square of a chess board followed by two grains on the second square, four on the third, eight on the fourth, sixteen grains followed by 32 grains, 64 then 128 and so on. The number of grains doubling for each successive square on the board.

A good bargain, so the king thought, as by all indications the exchange would result in the loss of only a very modest amount of rice…wheat…barley…what have you. The penny drops, however, when you realise that by the time you reach the last square, the king’s payment has swelled to eighteen quintillion four hundred and forty-six quadrillion seven hundred and forty-four trillion seventy-three billion seven hundred and nine million five hundred and fifty-one thousand six hundred and fifteen grains. In other words, about 2000 times the annual wheat production of the world.

What can be learned here? Do not engage wise men in games of memory, skill and strategy? Do not employ grain-based compensation schemes founded on algorithms that involve exponential increase? Perhaps closer to home; do not take lightly the fact that situations can change, rapidly and unexpectedly.

This week, as a community, we faced exactly this prospect - another change, rapid and unexpected. Unpredictably this year, the flow of life changed rapidly and, some would say permanently. From one isolated illness in a place so far away to a landscape where, here, today, we meet in Teams or Zoom and do not meet in rooms. We bump elbows but do not shake hands or we stop all we do, suddenly, frustratingly yet incredibly necessarily, to stem the spread of an insidious virus. For now, this may be what we need to live with, change, rapid and unexpected.

At Eddies we use the words strong, kind and gentle to identify traits we value and wish to see develop in our young men. So too we should value these traits as we express them to ourselves and to each other. We are strong for ourselves and we are strong for others. We are kind to ourselves and we are kind to others. We are gentle with ourselves and with others, those who stand with us, beside us, around us. These values are expressed despite the expectations, circumstances and situations of change, rapid and unexpected. Put simply, despite everything, we express the Eddies spirit.

In a week where expecting the unexpected actually came to pass, I applaud Queensland Health for their assistance and support and for the work they do in keeping all of us safe. Indeed, I thank all our front-line health workers who put themselves at risk to ensure this virus is held at bay and life continues at as normal a pace as possible. Finally, I thank all in our community for the continued faith and support shown to the College. Strength, kindness and gentleness mark our young men, our community, our Eddies.

Ray Celegato, Principal

The Deputy

Identity

Identity News

I’ll Stand By You

Now more than ever it is important to check in and check on those you love. This past year and especially this past week, we have been thrown out of our routines and as we continue to try and connect with people around us in different ways it is important to humanise our relationships.

So many people struggle in different ways, and without this pandemic, already lacked the capacity to make a change. Within our own community people struggle with many hardships. I witness every day, staff and students working to combat this through a kind, supportive and inclusive community.

We are further reminded of this as we head into Term 4 and the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal. In the wider community we hear about those struggling with mental health issues and economic burdens. I was also shocked this week to learn of the 48-year-old Aboriginal woman who died while remanded in custody and reflected on the groups of people who are desperate for systemic change to see a better future.

For all the errors we make as humans and see in others, we are taught to be compassionate. In our own times of need and heartache, we seek compassion, love and understanding. It is our challenge to be compassionate towards those who cannot or will not ask for our love and support but require it all the same.

Proudly, here at Eddies, our young men strive to be kind, strong and gentle men who will stand by not only their brother, but all they meet. I want to congratulate our students for the way they continually show compassion towards each other and hope that we can be inspired to do the same for others.

We have been challenged this week and have staff and students who will continue to experience isolation. We also remember the people in Melbourne. Isolation is a big risk factor to mental illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those in isolation and we continue to offer support in any way we can.

Thursday was ‘R U Okay?’ Day and to mark this event the Melbourne Hospital Staff produced a version of ‘I’ll Stand By You’ by The Pretenders. I would like to share this with you and remind everyone in our community that the staff, students and families of St Edmund’s College are here to support you in any way we can. Go gently this weekend and look after each other.

Melbourne Hospital Staff Scrubs Choir: I’ll Stand By You

https://youtu.be/w1YtT0qLjDA

R U Okay Day artwork by local Goreng Goreng Women Rachel Sara

(@sar.ra_ on Instagram)

R U OK? Day Prayer

Loving God,

We pray today for those who are confronted by the sadness, ambiguity and confusion of mental illness, and for those upon whom they depend for attention and compassionate care.

Look with mercy on all whose afflictions bring them weakness, distress, confusion or isolation. Provide for them homes of dignity and peace; give to them understanding helpers and the willingness to accept help.

Remind us to rethink the stigma associated with mental illness.

May you guide us as we open our eyes and hearts to those around us and strive to be a truly inclusive community.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Live Jesus in our Hearts. Forever.

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Identity

Learning & Teaching

Learning and Teaching

Learning and Teaching Arrangements

This week I wish to communicate the arrangements that Mr Celegato sent out to parents/caregivers earlier about learning and teaching at the College next week. We have received some communication from parents and caregivers during the week about assessment. If you have any concerns please liaise with your son’s Heads of Department, Mr Marin – Director of Middle School and Ms Henness - Director of Senior School.

Learning and Teaching Arrangements
  • The assessment period has been postponed for all students.
  • All Year 11 Assessment has been postponed until the beginning of Term 4.
  • Assessment for all other year levels will be rescheduled as per the table below.

Planned date for assessment

Rescheduled date for assessment

Wednesday 9 Sept

Monday 14 Sept

Thursday 10 Sept

Tuesday 15 Sept

Friday 11 Sept

Wednesday 16 Sept


The College Timetable for Week 10 will be as follows:


Date

Timetable Day

Monday 14 Sept

Wednesday (Week 1)

Tuesday 15 Sept

Thursday (Week 1)

Wednesday 16 Sept

Friday (Week 1)

Thursday 17 Sept

Thursday (Week 2)

  • Year 11 students will attend timetabled classes in Week 10.

I will keep all families in my prayers.

REPORTING

Progressive Feedback about assessment is continuously placed on EDE as assessment is completed. In the new reporting schedule outlined earlier in the year, it was indicated there is no report for Term 3 as students and parents have access to the Progressive Feedback.

Year 12 will receive an Academic Report at the beginning of Term 4 when results have been confirmed by QCAA. They did not receive an Academic Report at the conclusion of Semester 1.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Learning and Teaching

Senior School

Middle School

Enrolments

Pastoral News

Career News

Careers - Week 9

Apprenticeships - Defence - Tertiary - Career Spotlight

Apprenticeships

Brisbane City Council (BCC) trade apprenticeships open in September

The BCC employs apprentices in several trades in construction, automotive and horticulture. They encourage applicants from the following categories:

  • Young people
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People form a non-English speaking background
  • People with disability or impairment

The specific trades include:

  • Construction - Electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting and decorating, engineering (fabrication)
  • Automotive - Auto electrical, heavy vehicle mechanics, auto manufacturing, signage and graphics
  • Horticulture - Arboriculture, parks and gardens, sports turf management

BCC recruits throughout the year for apprentices. To apply you will need to submit a resume and cover letter outlining your personal attributes and interest in the apprenticeship on offer. The process may also involve online assessments, interviews, assessment centres, reference checks and medical examinations. To receive an email about the next apprentice intake, create an account and set up a Job Alert. Visit the BCC Employment Programs website for more information.

Defence News

Upcoming Australian Defence Force (ADF) Information Sessions

The following Australian Defence Force information sessions will be held in September and you can also visit Defence Jobs Australia Facebook site:

15/09/2020 Indigenous ADF Pathways Virtual Information Session

Defence Careers Virtual Information Session

22/09/2020 Army Officer Virtual Information Session

23/09/2020 Army Reserve Virtual Information Session

Career Spotlight

Immigration Officers examine and assess the entry of people from other countries, administer visas and residency applications according to immigration legislation, rules and policies and where necessary, use legal powers to detain and remove illegal entrants. You generally need to complete a Border Force Recruit Traineeship to work as a Customs Officer.

Industrial Engineers investigate and review the utilisation of personnel, facilities, equipment and materials, current operational processes and established practices, to recommend improvement in the efficiency of operations in a variety of commercial, industrial and production environments. They can specialise as a Process Engineer (Industrial).

Top 20 most needed jobs in Australia

The job market has been through big upheavals in 2020 – and that’s impacted which industries have the most demand for new workers. Huge pressure on the healthcare system and a growth in parcel delivery during COVID-19 are two key factors shaping the most-needed roles in Australia right now. Click here for a snapshot of the top 20 most-needed roles, plus what employers in these industries will be looking for in applications. The top three most needed jobs are:

  • Nursing - all roles
  • Warehousing, storage and distribution
  • Aged and disability support

Tertiary News

QUT

Admissions update

Parents Information Seminar—15 October

New science course for high-achieving students—Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours)

  • The new Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) is designed for high-achieving students who have a passion for scientific enquiry and seek to pursue a career in scientific research. Applications are open for 2021.

Scholarships for 2021

Griffith University

School Leaver English Enhancement Course For students currently studying Year 12 Essential English and wishing to start studying at Griffith University in 2021, this is the course for them. After successful completion of our School Leaver English Enhancement course they will meet Griffith’s English subject prerequisite requirements for a range of Griffith undergraduate degrees. » Visit griffith.edu.au/school-leaver-english-enhancement for more information

Want to study Engineering but lack the prerequisites? Griffith University offers a pathway into Engineering through the Aptitude of Engineering Assessment (AEA). This pathway is open to Year 12 students who may not meet the prerequisites and/or minimum selection rank for admission into engineering. The AEA is a 2 ½ hour multiple choice test that assesses a candidate’s aptitude to think scientifically, solve quantitative problems, critically analyse information and display interpersonal understanding. Successful applicants who sit the AEA will be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at either the Brisbane or Gold Coast campus or the Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Nathan campus. Registrations close Wednesday 16 September 2020. » For more information about the AEA test visit griffith.edu.au/aptitude-engineering-assessment

CQ University Scholarships

The due dates for some of the applications for CQU’s scholarships and financial support will start in September 2020. To view all available scholarships, visit the CQU scholarships page and don't forget to also filter the ‘Scholarship Category’ by ‘Equity and Financial’.

Commonwealth Scholarships

There are three types of Commonwealth scholarships:

Student Start-Up Loan – Available to eligible full-time students in higher education who receive Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY Living Allowance and you must apply.

Relocation Scholarship – This is an annual payment to help eligible ABSTUDY or Youth Allowance students with their higher education if they have relocated to, or from, a regional or remote area to study.

Indigenous Australians looking for work, studying or training Scholarships - You may be eligible if you’re studying or training. ABSTUDY is a group of payments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students or apprentices.

Corporate Partners in Excellence Scholarship

Get a flying start to your career with networking, internship and business experience opportunities with the Corporate Partners in Excellence Scholarship, valued up to $36,000.

SAE Creative Media Institute scholarships

SAE Creative Media Institute offers scholarships to outstanding creative media applicants who are commencing study in the February 2021 intake. Applications for these scholarships close soon. There are several scholarship full-tuition and partial-tuition programs available for 2021 and click here to read more about their scholarship offerings.

University of the Sunshine Coast Equity Bursaries

USC Equity Bursaries are now open for studies commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Applications close on 30 November 2020.

Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre Information

Additional criteria for teaching applications

Students applying for teaching degrees are required to complete 2 x 500-word personal statements, an online questionnaire where you will be asked several questions that require you to rank a series of statement responses and meet subject prerequisites. The ‘Fact Sheet’ on the QTAC website will help students with writing your statement by showing you how to reflect on why you would make a good teacher. Students upload their completed personal statements to their QTAC application. See the 2021 Year 12 Guide for due dates for submitting on time documentation.

Educational Access Scheme (EAS)

The EAS provides adjustment factors for applicants who have experienced circumstances negatively affecting their studies. When applying for this scheme, it is important to be aware of the following:

  • You lodge your documents for this scheme electronically through your QTAC application
  • A relevant cover sheet must be completed for each EAS category you apply for
  • In the Financial Hardship category, a current financial year’s Income Tax Return is required in additional to other documentation
  • Applicants who have experienced disruption due to leaving foster care/out-of-home care are encouraged to apply in the ‘Home Environment and Responsibilities’ category. There is a separate tick box on the cover sheet for this situation, with an additional section to indicate that the applicant is willing to be contacted by institutions about available support.

Visit the QTAC EAS site to access each categories cover sheet that provide more detail.

Elite Athlete and Performer Scheme

Institutions may offer elite athlete and performer admissions schemes. For information about performer schemes contact the institution directly. QTAC has provided information on the following institutions specific programs for elite athletes and/or other study assistance schemes. Select an institution for more information:

ACU

CQU

JCU

QUT

UNE

USC

USQ

UQ

QTAC application course preference checklist

While the final date to apply and to submit documents for the December offer round is 9 December 2020 and the January offer round is 11 December, it is recommended that Year 12 students apply early. Some courses have early and/or fixed closing dates. Also, if you are competitive (ATAR results) you may be offered a place before the major offer round in January. View the key dates here.

Did you use the ‘desired – back-up - pathway’ plan when organising your preferences? Go to the QTAC website and click on ‘How should I order my preferences?’ for information about this plan. Your sixth preference should be one that you have a very good chance of gaining entry given its previous adjusted OP/rank threshold and your results. You also need to check the offer round dates of your preferences and make changes if the dates differ (preferences need to be chronologically organised according to the offer round of the courses you are applying for). Courses you are offered in early offer rounds can be conditionally accepted and you can change your preferences for subsequent offer rounds if necessary.

Have you deleted all wasted courses? Wasted courses include those that:

  • You do not meet the entry requirements
  • You would not do if you got an offer for them
  • Located in regional centres that you have not consulted your parents/guardians about
  • Are too difficult or impossible to commute to given where you live
  • Are very competitive and you listed them below much less competitive courses.
QTAC website has the most up to date course information

It is important to remember that the 2021 QTAC course guide is only accurate up until the day it was published. This is a year of extraordinary and rapid change, so it is essential that you check all course information on the QTAC website for accuracy. When working with young people, Options staff have picked up some discrepancies such as course codes and course delivery locations. It's best to check than miss out on a great opportunity!

Mr Mark Currie, Careers Guidance Officer/Adviser

General

Music and Cultural

Sport

AIC Football Results - 5 September 2020

Round 3 Vs St Patrick's College

First XI - LOSS 0 – 8. An unusual game played in front of a parochial home crowd where nothing seemed to go our way. An early send-off saw us down to ten men and immediately placed on the back foot. Angus Chisholm deputised in goal and distinguished himself well until an unfortunate injury saw him replaced by Thomas Codd. Each of the players continually applied themselves and showed tremendous resilience, despite the circumstances.

Second XI - WIN 3 – 2. A monumental turnaround from last week’s dismal display was very pleasing. We came out of the gates firing and were three goals ahead within the first 20 minutes. A brace from Mehari Tedla and a well taken goal from Byron Ruhl placed the team in a commanding position. Despite our dominance, St Pat’s looked ominous and continued to threaten. Thomas Codd made several outstanding saves to keep us in the game. The final moments of the match were extremely tense as we fought tooth and nail for a well-deserved win.

Third XI - LOSS 1 – 3. A hard-fought game where both teams battled for midfield ball possession, with the occasional opportunity being created for both teams through a few quick strikes at goal. On one occasion Connor Kennedy crossed the ball into the box and Kai Bell contested well and scored, bringing the score back to 1 – 1. The mighty Thirds were in the game and could have produced a late turnaround but lost their way in the final ten minutes allowing St Patrick’s to score twice. The game could have gone either way, despite the score line.

10A - DRAW 2 – 2. A very bright start was quickly undone by stagnant and lacklustre first half performances. Within a minute of play, Brath Armstrong’s persistence and quick feet drew a clumsy challenge, resulting in Ben Ivanovic scoring from the spot, albeit via a second attempt. From this point, we diverted from the usual style of play and suffered, conceding two goals in relatively quick succession to find ourselves down 2-1. A more composed second half, reverting back to a demanded style, then with greater purpose, movement and positional discipline, the team took a firm grip on the game. After pressure and possession, the team managed a breakthrough via the same combination as the first, to level the scores. Although further chances arose, the score finished 2-2 as we finalised the ‘Pool’ stages as undefeated champions. Particularly notable performances by Brath Armstrong and Joe Pregnalato were the catalyst for an improved second half.

10B - LOSS 1 – 2. Coming up against an undefeated St Pat’s side was always going to be a tough game. The team were playing well to give us the lead at half time thanks to a well taken goal from Cody Knight. However, not taking our chances in the second half and a lack of defensive focus saw us concede the decisive goal in the final moments of the match. Matt Janssen and Blaze Turner had great games.

9A - WIN 2 – 1. A hard fought and great win. St Pat’s scored first which put us on the back foot, although fired our team with Jovany Jirima finding his way through the defence and around the keeper to tie it up. Some great ball movement and another rocket of a shot almost saw us take the lead before the end of the half. The second half started well with the team ensuring they did not let St Pat’s get close to scoring, constantly moving the ball into attacking positions. It wasn’t until the final moments of the game when Sevren McDonald stepped up to take a well-deserved penalty. With a little help from the post, the ball came back to his feet and with excellent composure found the back of the net. Marcus White and Lachlan Ridley were strong at the back, with Pat Hunter and Tyson Golding being key in the midfield.

9B - LOSS 0 – 3. Sometimes things simply do not go to plan. With an early strike from Declan Able hitting the crossbar, bouncing down, then hitting the goalkeeper, we were unlucky that the ball did not cross the line. However, this did not undermine the effort of the team and full credit to the ‘Wolf Pack’ spirit showing ‘Ticka’ right until the final whistle. Jacob Rock put in another great game exhibiting his willingness and commitment to the team, causing havoc over the park after a positional change. Toby Everding, Don Pallaty-Davis and Ronald Tom were in good form, but tough opposition proved too much on the day. The team welcomed back injured Siluna Nanayakkara which strengthened the team’s depth.

8A - DRAW 1 – 1.

8B - DRAW 2 – 2.

8C - WIN 2 – 0. The team displayed good teamwork and everyone on the field played a solid game. Kai Landy had a great game in the forwards and was well supported by Isaac Profke and Ethan Murphy who scored our first goal midway through the first half. Seth Taylor and Ryan White both had strong performances in the midfield and Jack Hannan was solid in defence. Riley Mechen came out of goals in the second half and put a long ball in the back of the net to put Eddies up 2-nil mid-way through the second half.

7A - WIN 3 – 2. A spirited and determined performance saw us take a 2-nil lead, courtesy of goals by Josh Jirima and Harry Vidler. Nick Jackson was a tower of strength at the back and he was well supported by Dakota Stewart in the midfield. Harry scored his second goal midway through the second half to seal the victory.

7B - DRAW 2 – 2.

7C - WIN 3 – 2. A brilliant second half performance saw the 7C team overturn a 2-goal deficit to run out 3 - 2. Tyler Dionysius caused problems for St Patricks defence throughout and was rewarded with 2 goals. Aaron Barnes was able to cap off a strong performance with a goal, as he turned in the winner shortly before the final whistle. Kahyle Stanley and Samuel Edbrooke played well in defence and were key in keeping a second half, clean sheet.

AIC Rugby Union Results - 5 September 2020

Round 3 Vs St Patrick's College

First XV - LOSS 0 – 79.

Second XV - WIN 26 – 24. The Seconds managed to scrape a win against a determined St Patrick's team. We went behind early due to a lack of defensive pressure, but this improved as the game progressed. Our attack faltered at times but led to Toby Patrick getting over the stripe twice. However, the winning move was a clutch moment from Keegan Camplin who intercepted a pass after time off, to score under the posts, with Caeden Hockings slotting the conversion to go ahead by two points for a famous victory.

10A - WIN 19 – 0. A good first half secured the win. Our lineout was dominant early but needed late improvement late. Our defensive shape was well structured ensuring the opponents did not score. However, at times we lost our focus and discipline, but the captaincy of Logan Costello held the team. Daniel Mavunda dominated the breakdown and well supported the Captain. Talon Biddle and Mani Bowers ran strongly throughout whilst Larry Siala worked hard.

10B - WIN 19 – 7. Our team showed hunger and spirit to gain the win. They defended strongly and retained possession well by working hard at the rucks. Our lineout was efficient; however, we need to run wider, creating space which allowed gaining ground. Blade Gourley ran strongly, with Charlie Jones talking well in defence and capitalised in attack, whilst Asipeli Sau tackled well throughout.

10C – BYE.

9A - LOSS 7 – 31. Our team showed good structure and continuity in the first half; however, we failed to capitalise on our chances. With our score at 7 at half time, we felt confident with the work ahead; however, our second half was disappointing. Ball security and intensity at the breakdown needs improvement, also field position play.

9B – BYE.

9C - WIN 34 – 5. After a slow start the 9C trailed 5-nil, until our forwards kicked into gear contesting each breakdown. A try by Xavier Wighton and strong running out wide by Tyler Farrell saw us take a double-digit lead into halftime. The second half saw us continue to dominate most aspects of the contest, with strong running off the lineout by Jack Dunne and a hat trick to Kyran Saggus, securing a 34 - 5 win in a commanding all round display.

8A - LOSS 10 – 27. Despite going down 27-10 to St Patrick’s, the 8A were still in contention up until the final 10 minutes. The most significant improvement was ball retention and the ability to string together multiple phases of play. This was due to penetrating runs over the advantage line with support ball runners/men cleaning out close by. Cruz Boxsell ran the ball hard while Martyn Leonard made vital cover tackles in addition to regularly stealing opposition ball. A strong 50 minutes of rugby union.

8B - LOSS 0 – 55. A considerably improved effort by the 8B rugby side, Although a loss, they managed to keep the opposition scoreless for the first 12 minutes of the game. Special mention to Angus Richardson for directing the team with authority and making important cover tackles. Dan Curtis played very well, highlighted by an evasive 40 metre run that fell 1.5 m short of a try.

7A - WIN 73 – 5. The 7A team put on an impressive display, showing character that delighted the SEC coaching staff. St Edmund’s put on a master class of unselfish play. A dominant performance in the ruck provided Eddies with opportunities out wide and some crisp passing saw the wingers enjoy space, crossing the line for six out of our eleven tries. Sebastian Kracht, Samson Noffke, Will Tatt, Rohan Ratajczyk, Josh Polkinghorne, Koda Cuthbert and Lachlan Puller came away with five-pointers while Sebastian Kracht converted nine of his eleven attempts. This victory ended a golden day for SEC Year 7 rugby with four from four wins. Great work!

7B - WIN 52 – 0. Despite the very impressive score line, SEC 7Bs know that there isl room for improvement. We controlled the ruck well and turned over St Pat’s possession continually to enjoy most of the possession. Eddies notched up ten tries in total and learned some valuable lessons in setting depth in the backline and putting the ball through the hands rather than attempting low-percentage long, cut-out passes. The focus on passing at training paid off as the outside backs enjoyed some space to move. Willow McGuin, Joel Jakimowicz, Brodie Pokarier, Nate Cappellano, Riley Farrell, Connor Gordon and Ari Gnech all scored tries. The platform for these tries was set by the forward pack’s tireless efforts in the ruck and Ethan Greaves great management at half. A real team performance!

7C Vs VILLANOVA - WIN 48 – 19. With a handful of players backing up from the D game after a spate of injuries from previous weeksi, the SEC 7C rugby team went on a try-scoring frenzy outscoring Villa’s eight tries to three. Charles Cass, Josh Manning, Zack McCall, Mitch Sutton, Cooper Cairns and Ari Gnech all crossed the paint for tries. Again, the effort in the breakdown to execute cleans and seals accurately, and the willingness to shift the ball wide, saw Eddies score some long-range tries. It was pleasing to watch!

7D Vs MCA - WIN 27 – 26. In a closely fought and see-sawing contest, St Edmund’s managed to get their nose in front with a couple of late tries. SEC scored five tries to Marist’s four, but their accurate kicking kept the score line close. Josh Manning, Corbin Lee, Tyson Kurtz and Charles Cass all crossed for five-pointers, and Jordan Murphy kicked Eddies only goal. The coaching staff are impressed with the development of the players which is the result of their willingness to learn. Well done!

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School News

UNCLAIMED PROPERTY

Student Office Request

A significant amount of student property is still accumulating or remains uncollected in the Student Office.

Extensive numbers of unnamed College uniform items include shirts, jumpers, particularly hats, black school shoes, sports gear and lunchboxes.

Students are asked to check the boxes in the Student Office and collect their belongings as soon as possible.

Items remaining after THURSDAY 17 September will be donated to St Vincent de Paul.

Uniform Shop

Notices

Calling for Members of St Edmund's Community - Current Positions Available

Community positions available for QCAA 2020 Senior External Assessment

The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) is calling for Invigilators for the 2020 Senior External Assessment. Members of our St Edmund’s Community are encouraged to apply. The 2020 external assessment period will run from October to November.

The QCAA appoints members of the Queensland community to observe and report on the administration of external assessment sessions at secondary schools throughout Queensland.

Invigilators play an important role in promoting public confidence in the new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) system and ensuring that proper and fair administrative procedures are implemented.

Applications from Queensland community members for invigilator roles are now open and close on 30 September, or when all positions are filled.

Role summary: Invigilators are required to:

  • Attend allocated assessment sessions at assessment venues
  • Observe and report on the administration of assessments and the collection, counting and packing of materials at the end of assessments.

Payment: $29.00 per hour. [A 1.5-hour session will be paid as 3 hours ($87.00). A 2-hour session will be paid as 3.5 hours ($101.50).]

Eligibility: Community members must

  • Hold a blue card or an exemption card
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be eligible to work in Australia
  • Have photographic identification
  • Have a personal email address
  • Have a mobile phone
  • Have access to a computer, the internet and a printer
  • Supply names and contact details of two referees.

Members of our St Edmund’s College Community are encouraged to apply for these positions. Allocations will be to a secondary school/assessment centre within the vicinity of your home address.

Position Description: Invigilators and Invigilator FAQs are available at

https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/senior/assessment/external-assessment/qcaa-invigilators

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