Newsletter - 14 June 2019

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

Cyber Safety, Social Skills, Learning Engagement and Encounter

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends

Following yesterday’s letter to all parents and carers about Family Zone I feel the need to reiterate the College’s position on why we have chosen to partner with a cyber safety technology provider to help manage student laptop and mobile device usage.

It is certainly not to pry and invade the privacy of users as it does not have this capability. It is also not about overriding parental authority as this is fundamentally contradictory to its purpose. It is not pointing the finger at mobile phones as the source of distraction or blaming the technology for going too far. In fact, it’s the opposite of all of these.

Contrary to what has been inferred Family Zone actually safeguards users against unwanted online incursion and potential internet identity fraud. It gives parents appropriate controls to manage online usage at home and out-of-school hours rather than diminishing authority. It ensures that mobile devices and laptops are used responsibly where the advantages of digital technology are purposefully directed towards benefiting learning and teaching.

‘St Edmund’s College has a proud history of pastoral care for all students in its community. The College adoption of Family Zone is yet another example of the College taking its duty of care to provide students with a safe environment in which to learn at school and at home. This will enable parents to teach their son’s how to use the internet in a safe, smart and responsible way. The Mobile Zone app and personalised family advice from cyber experts will give parents of St Edmund’s College peace of mind when they’re at home and on the go.’ (Dr Michael Carr-Gregg – Adolescent Psychologist)

Ultimately, Family Zone is about prioritising cyber safety at school and at home, nurturing and developing the boys’ interpersonal and social skills, and maximising opportunities to utilise new technologies to engage learners. In this way we are endeavouring to keep true to our Edmund Rice Education ethos by upholding the dignity of all members of our College community in a learning environment where God can be encountered.

Open Learning Centre Capital Assistance Application

Yesterday we put our case forward to the Capital Assistance Project Assessment panel at the Queensland Catholic Education Commission for funding assistance to build a new library which we have named the Open Learning Centre. In the next few weeks we will find out if our application has been received favourably and whether we will progress towards the next stage. There is no guarantee that our application will get the nod, especially given the competitive nature of capital assistance applications for government funding. We are one of many Catholic schools across Queensland seeking to address educational disadvantage through a building project. Our case of having a library that is approximately 300m² under the guidelines may or may not be viewed as a priority over cases elsewhere. We continue to remain hopeful in this uncertain space.

Partnership with The University of Queensland

We are delighted to be partnering with The University of Queensland in a research program that aims to improve physical and mental health of young people in adolescence, while reducing their risk of chronic disease in adulthood. The program, Health4Life, examines the effectiveness of a digital intervention innovation to prevent and modify risk factors for illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. It addresses the ‘the Big 6’ risk behaviours of poor diet, physical activity, unhealthy sleep, recreational screen time, alcohol use and smoking. The program will initially involve Year 7 students next term who will complete a survey and shown how to use the Health4Life app.

Subsequent surveys undertaken by these same students in Years 8 and 9, as well as refresher app training will provide a three-year scope to monitor progress and behavioural changes. Thank you to Mr Ashley Montgomery, Head of Department Health and Physical Education, who will be coordinating the research project at the College.

Staff News

Farwell and thank you to the following staff who leave us at the end of the term:
• Mr Peter Dadds – Retiring
• Mr Brad Jennings – Resignation

While Mr Brad Jennings has only been with us for a Term he has made a significant impact. We wish him well in his professional pursuits as he explores other options in his career.

Mr Peter Dadds will be taking a well-earned rest to retire after 28 years of dedicated service to the teaching profession. This has included five years at St Edmund’s College teaching Mathematics. Peter also taught at St Laurence’s College and Bremer State High School. Peter is a gifted teacher who never tired in his efforts to engage learners and excite them with Mathematics. He will be greatly missed and very hard to replace. We wish him well and hope that he can still be a presence at St Edmund’s College for the occasional visit as a guest Relief Teacher.

Please be advised that the following staff will be taking Leave from the start of next term:
• Mr Frank Byrnes - All of Terms 3 and 4
• Ms Natalie Henness – Term 3 - Weeks 1 to 4
• Mr Mitchelll Davis – Term 3 - Weeks 1 and 2

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Rookies
Prayers

We keep in our prayers fellow staff member Yvette Knoetze who has been on Leave for twelve months while recovering from major spinal surgery. Yvette has informed me that she will undergo further surgery in the next few weeks to address ongoing complications. While she remains upbeat about the weeks ahead she is enduring terrible pain and discomfort. Please keep Yvette in your prayers.

Live Jesus in Our Hearts - Forever

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal

The Deputy

Identity

Identity News

A Vision for Liberation

Over the last three days Mr Shannon Lee (Assistant Principal Students) and I have had the privilege of participating in the Edmund Rice Education Australia program ‘A Vision for Liberation’ in Sydney. This program brings together leaders from across EREA school communities, providing opportunities for personal reflection, dialogue with other leaders and exploration of the stories that shape the way we understand our identity and mission. We were called to consider the challenges facing our communities and the world in which we live, and the ways in which we might respond, locally and globally.

A special aspect of this program was spending time at the Edmund Rice Social Justice Centre in Homebush. During our time there, we were reminded of the importance of sharing stories and the weight these stories carry.

These are the stories we had the privilege to hear:

Mr Phil Glendinning, Director of the Centre and Chair of the Refugee Council of Australia, was articulate and truthful, presenting the harsh reality around the inhuman policies of our Government that strip the dignity from refugees and people seeking asylum. Phil quickly outlined the facts and spoke about the dire situation on Manus Island before he had to dash off to meet the Leader of the Opposition Party.

Dr Darryl Cronin spoke with wisdom and conviction around the issues impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. His story was one of hope as he highlighted his research, work on the ‘Indigenous Resilience Project’ and helped us to understand the source of strength shown by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the face of great adversity.

Fr Peter Maher challenged us to consider the experiences of young people in our own communities as he shared the story of his work with young LGBTI Catholics. Fr Peter encouraged us to rethink our language and actions, asking us to own the Touchstone of Inclusive Community and reminding us of the great resource we have in the Edmund Rice Education policy ‘Live Life to the Full’. (Link: https://www.erea.edu.au/about-us/safe-and-inclusive-learning-communities)

Finally, we were moved by the emotional and heart-breaking stories of the Pacific Calling Partnership from the atoll nations of Kiribati and Tuvalu. Recognising the negative impact of climate change, four travellers from the nations spoke of the loss of culture, land, fresh water and crops and the impact this is having on their families. Speaking from the heart, and with great desperation, the group asked that we share their story and challenged us to act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our own communities, just as they do to try and counter the imminent threat from rising sea levels.

This experience was enriching, challenging and energising. As Mr Lee and I return to the College community and continue our work on the ‘Eddies Men Can’ Student Formation Program, we will find ways to share our learnings and reflections for the benefit of the wider St Edmund’s College community.

Prayer of Blessing

Everlasting Father, I thank You for the breath of life that I am so fortunate to have every morning and for health, strength, prosperity and favour.
Continue to bless me, Oh Lord, and hold me together with Your unconditional love and grace.
Spirit of God, let Your glory fall afresh on me and revive me. I will spread Your love with those I am fortunate to interact with. Fill me with power from the Spirit as Your glory rises upon me.
Allow Your love to radiate through me and present opportunities for me to be of service to others.
Amen.

WEEK 9

Wednesday 19 June: Year 11 Leadership Retreat Day 1
Year 11 students will meet at school and travel together to Colleges Crossing for the first of their three leadership days. Students must wear comfortable, neat clothing with closed-in shoes. Morning tea and lunch will be provided; however students may wish to bring snacks.

Thursday 20 June: Year 7 Retreat Day
Year 7 students will gather at school to share their first retreat day. The day will build on their experiences from the Year 7 Camp as well as creating connections with other students and breaking open the College Touchstones.

Live Jesus in Our Hearts - Forever

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Identity

Learning & Teaching

Learning and Teaching

Year 7 Healthy Living Curriculum - Health4Life

St Edmund’s College is participating in this ‘Health4Life’ research study as a part of Year 7 Healthy Living classes.

The Health4Life intervention aims to encourage students to: be physically active; eat a healthy diet; get the right amount of sleep; limit their screen time; and stay alcohol- and smoke-free. It consists of three parts: an online school-based program delivered to all students; a smartphone application specifically developed to encourage students to adopt and maintain healthy behaviours; and an early intervention booster App delivered to students who remain at-risk of chronic disease as they progress through high school.

We will be implementing the Health4Life intervention with Year 7 Healthy Living students in Term 3, 2019.

(Please refer to the Health4Life attachment)

Mr Ashley Montgomery: HOD Health and Physical Education

St Edmund’s College – Professional Development Conference

Commencing June 24, St Edmund’s College staff will participate in the 2019 Staff Professional Development Conference – ”Wellbeing and Student Achievement” - The Evolving Learning Teaching Environment. The logo for the conference appears below with the Principal’s Welcome.

Best wishes.
Carmel James, Assistant Principal Learning and Teaching


Principal’s Welcome

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our St Edmund’s College Staff Conference for 2019. The theme of the conference this year, Wellbeing and Student Achievement, reflects our focus and purpose as educators.

We know that wellness is a necessary precursor to students experiencing success in their learning. One cannot occur without the other. At a time when our young people are inundated with digital distractions, alienated by family conflict, susceptible to the temptations of substance abuse, embroiled in peer acceptance pressures, bombarded by commercialism, fatigued by high stakes testing and yearning for meaning in their lives it is little wonder that we are seeing more and more of our young people struggle in their learning.

As stated in the preamble of the Australian Student Wellness Framework:

‘The wellbeing of children and young people is enhanced and their learning outcomes optimised when they feel connected to others and experience safe and trusting relationships. Students who feel connected, safe and secure are more likely to be active participants in their learning and to achieve better physical, emotional, social and educational outcomes. Educators who feel valued and supported are more likely to engage positively with students and build stronger connections within the school community. Enhancing the wellbeing of students and their educators delivers overall long-term social, health and economic benefits to the Australian community.’

Our week together therefore will be an opportunity to learn new skills, expand our knowledge and deepen our understanding of the importance of wellness and learning. An added benefit is the learning we gain from each other through collaboration and sharing our expertise. We know from research that rich learning happens experientially and relationally. With a strong home-grown flavour including workshops presented by our colleagues as well as outside experts we aim to be stretched and challenged in our thinking and practice.

Thank you to the Conference Planning Committee for their amazing work putting this program together.

Yours sincerely
Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal

Senior School

Middle School

Assistant Principal Students

Career News

Careers - Week 8

VET and Trade Information - Part Time Employment Opportunity - Open Days

VET and Trade Information

Construction snapshot

The Construction industry employs over 1,166,900 people as at November 2018. It is predicted to grow by 116,690 new jobs over the five years to May 2023.

Some facts:

  • Top 3 hiring occupations are:
    • Carpenters and joiners
    • Electricians
    • Construction Managers
  • 16% are aged 15 to 24 years
  • 35% are Self-employed
  • 15% work part time
  • 32% live in regional Australia
  • 67% hold post-school qualifications

Visit the Australian Jobs 2019 for more information.

Mechanical Services Plumbing

Mechanical Services plumbing work involves mechanically heating, cooling and ventilating residential and commercial buildings. It also includes plumbing work for medical gas equipment. As a mechanical services plumber you have a wide range of responsibilities, which range from water production, maintaining the heating systems and sewage to fixing the vending machine! One of the most important jobs is the production of water which is used for drinking, heating and firefighting. Click here to hear from a mechanical services plumber. To find out what training you need, visit the TAFE Queensland website.

Myths around Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Many of the perceptions people have of VET are not based on fact. The Skilling Australia Foundation found that the following myths are commonly held by people.

Myth: VET graduates earn considerably lower wages than university graduates.

Fact: The median full-time income for a VET graduate is $56,600. The median graduate salary for students completing a Bachelor’s degree is $61,000.

Myth: VET graduates struggle to find work

Fact: The proportion of bachelor degree graduates in full-time employment is currently at 72.9%. Comparatively, 77.3% of VET graduates are employed after training and 91.2% of graduates who participated in VET as a part of an apprenticeship or traineeship are employed after training.

Myth: VET is a thing of the past

Fact: According to the Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business, the VET sector currently provides training courses for 8 out of 10 occupations predicted to have the greatest growth of new jobs over the next five years. You can read the research findings in Australian Jobs 2019

Career Exploration

Is your passion a good place to start your career investigation?

Some writers see problems with focusing on your passions when undertaking career decision-making. An article on the 80,000 Hours website, while agreeing that it is great to be passionate about your work, identifies four ways to “follow your passion” can be misleading advice. The four problems with following your passion identified in the article are:

Problem 1. It makes it seem that passion is all you need.

Problem 2. Many people don’t feel like they have a career-relevant passion.

Problem 3. It makes it sound like you can work out the right career for you in a flash of insight.

Problem 4. It can make people needlessly limit their options.

An accompanying article suggests that the following six ingredients are needed for a dream job:

  • Work that’s engaging
  • Work that helps others
  • Work you’re good at
  • Work with supportive colleagues
  • Lack of major negatives
  • Work that fits with the rest of your life.

QUT Match My Skills new look career exploration tool

Get some inspiration on what to study with QUT’s Match My Skills quiz. All you need to do is answer the questions and a personalized list of interest areas will be generated for you which include strategist, manager, communicator, defender, creator and designer

The results show courses that QUT offer that fit within your categories. It will help get your career interest investigation started but remember it will not tell you exactly which career path to choose.

Part-Time Employment Opportunity

KFC Yamanto

Janelle Gott, Recruitment Advisor, Collins Foods Limited (KFC), advises that KFC currently has vacancies at KFC Yamanto restaurant.

They offer the employment opportunities for after school, weekend and school holiday work. the students will need to apply for these vacancies apply via careers.kfc.com.au.

They employ students from the age of 14 years.

Part-time job while I’m still at school - a good idea or not?

The Grow Careers website lists the advantages and disadvantages of having a part-time job while you are still at school. Basically, the advantages are earning money, experiencing the world of work, building confidence, developing communication skills, gaining work skills, developing time management skills and learning about your work-related interests. The disadvantages are mostly about having less time for study and other activities. The site has tips for managing a part-time job and for getting a part-time job. It also has a list of employers who provide part-time work to students. This is a useful site for anyone who eventually wants to get a job, part-time or full-time.

Employment Skills

Are you ‘Work Ready’?

Employers today are looking for workers who have more than a qualification. They want employees to have specific attributes before they consider them suitable (or ready) for a job. The work readiness attributes employers want are listed in a small brochure produced by the Business Council of Australia. The brochure contains a table that lists the minimum expectations for an individual’s work readiness when they apply for a job or soon after starting a job. These are:

  • Values – Accountability, Continuous improvement, Honesty, Knowledge, Respect, Tolerance, Work ethic
  • Behaviours – Adaptable, Authentic, Business-minded, Collaborative, Customer focused, Flexible, Globally aware, Self-aware, Resilient
  • Skills – Business literacy, Critical analysis, Data analysis, Digital technology, Literacy, Numeracy, Problem solving, Technical skills.

You can read about each of these attributes in the ‘Being work ready: A guide to what employers want’ brochure on the Business Council of Australia website.

Career Spotlight

Careers in water

The H2Oz website provides descriptions of jobs in the water industry in the following fields: Science and Environment; Engineering; Operations, Maintenance and Trades; Communication and Education; Policy and Planning; Corporate Services.

Tertiary Information

Open Days

TSXPO (Brisbane Showgrounds) Saturday 20 July & Sunday 21 July

Australian Catholic University Saturday 27 July

Queensland University of Technology (Gardens Point) Sunday 28 July

University of Queensland (St Lucia) Sunday 4 August

Griffith University (Nathan/Gold Coast/Southbank) Sunday 11 August

University of Queensland (Gatton) Sunday 18 August

University of Southern Queensland (Ipswich) Saturday 24 August

University of Southern Queensland (Springfield) Tuesday 27 August

Tertiary Studies Expo - Brisbane

The 2019 Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO), Australia's largest tertiary studies expo, offers a unique opportunity for anyone interested in starting, changing or upgrading their career! Featuring many local, interstate and overseas education providers, students’ services and job support agencies. The Brisbane Expo will be held on 20 and 21 July 2019 and by attending you can have a chance to win a $500 JB Hi-Fi gift Card. So don't miss this great opportunity to map out your future, all in the one location! For more information about exhibitors, seminars and frequently asked questions visit the website.

ACU: Applications for the Community Achiever Program (CAP) for 2020 are now open

CAP at ACU (formerly Early Achievers’ Program [EAP]) considers the contribution you have made through your regular volunteer work in your community through involvement in social justice organisations, sporting, performance, cultural or religious groups. The Community Achievers' Program can give you early entry into an ACU undergraduate degree seeing you receiving an offer as early as late August 2019. Visit the CAP website for more information.

GU: Griffith University Campuses

Griffith University has five campuses and they all offer a range of undergraduate degrees. Depending on the degree you are interested in may determine which campus you will attend. Find out more about the various campuses and degrees by clicking on the links below.

Gold Coast is located at the Gold Coast and has a range of state-of-the-art facilities and offers teaching and research in almost all disciplines or study areas.

Logan is a community campus with a strong focus on community health, education and business. It specialises in flexible learning options for students.

Mt Gravatt is adjacent to Nathan campus and offers criminology and criminal justice, education and applied theatre and psychology.

Nathan is on the south side of Brisbane. It offers degrees in business and government, engineering and information technology, environment, humanities and languages, law and science and aviation.

South Bank is located in Brisbane’s South Bank Parklands and includes the Queensland College of Art, the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith Film School and Griffith Graduate Centre.

Discover the South Bank, Nathan and Gold Coast campuses by attending a campus fun and informative day with family and friends. You'll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith. Find out more here.

QUT: 2020 publications now available

Other QUT publications that will assist you in undertaking valuable career direction and pathway research include:

  • Real Choices which is a guide to undergraduate study at QUT.
  • A quick guide to QUT for year 10 and younger students.
  • Admission pathways which is a guide to improving your selection rank or if you are returning to study.
  • International baccalaureate students is a guide to enrichment programs, scholarships and entry to QUT for IB students
  • Open Day 2019 program will assist you to plan your Open Day experience at QUT so that you get the most out of your visit and don’t find yourself at home saying “if only I had asked …”
  • QUT Scholarships guide provides all the information you need to know about the types of scholarships available to future QUT students and how to construct a competitive application.
  • START QUT is a program that introduces you to QUT through their START QUT enrichment program for high school students in Years 12 … study a QUT subject alongside your Year 12 studies.
  • Studying languages is a guide to including the study of a language in your QUT course.

QUT: Open Day updates

On the day, you will be able to talk to QUT graduates about their studies at QUT and what they are doing now in their careers. Download a full program and register to win a MacBook on the Open Day website.

UQ: Apply now for the UQ Young Scholars Program

UQ's Young Scholars Program (YSP) provides high achieving secondary school students with an opportunity to discover, learn and engage with UQ's academic community and like-minded students. Designed to nurture and develop future leaders, the Program also presents students with a unique opportunity for academic extension and enrichment. Applications close Friday 9 August 2019.

UQ: Pharmacy Experience Day - save the date

Pharmacy Experience Day, Sunday 18 August 2019, is an annual UQ showcase which invites students to discover where a Bachelor of Pharmacy can take them. Throughout the day you will take part in a range of hands-on laboratory activities, meet and quiz current students, and participate on a guided tour through the world class facilities.

Mr Mark Currie, Careers Guidance Officer/Adviser

General

Annual Women's Night of Spirituality - 30 July 2019

Stuartholme School Chapel, Toowong - 7.30 to 8.15pm

Music and Cultural

Music News - Week 8

Term Review

As the school holidays approach, the Performing Arts Ensembles are looking forward to a well earned break. I would like to congratulate all students involved in these ensembles for the outstanding work they have done this term.

College Assembly

The College Jazz Band performed the White Stripes hit ‘Seven Nation Army’ at our final whole school assembly last Friday. The students delivered a powerful performance of a song that is fast becoming a classic rock anthem. Well done to all of the students involved in this ensemble.

Eddies’ Rookies

A small although enthusiastic group of Rookies’ students attended their first Band/Choir rehearsal last Friday afternoon. The students are learning the song ‘Shotgun’ by George Ezra. They will be performing this song accompanied by the Senior Contemporary Ensemble at the Junior Concert Performance next term. A big thank to the students in this ensemble for giving up their Friday afternoon to rehearse with the Rookies and also to Mrs Frances O’Sullivan and Mr Jesse Gold for their assistance with the group.

A number of students will be rehearsing during the holidays for our annual Combined Colleges’ Musical ‘Matilda’. St Mary’s College has taken “the reins” this year with what will be a wonderful show. “Matilda” performances will take place at the Ipswich Civic Centre, from 18 to 20 July. Tickets can be purchased from the link below. Be sure to get in early as these shows will sell out fast.
https://www.ipswichciviccentre...

Instrumental Lessons

Instrumental lessons finished this week for the term. Thank you to our tutors for their efforts and we wish them a restful holiday period.

Holidays

As another term wraps up we look forward to a break and then the challenge of an even busier Term 3. I wish you all a happy and safe holiday break.

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

Brisbane Sings

Performance Information

Brisbane Sings is a community event featuring choirs and singing groups from all over Brisbane City performing separately and together. A massed choir of over 500 voices and a stage band will join to present a highly entertaining show that celebrates group singing in a non-competitive environment. The event is fun, uplifting and a great chance for various musical and community groups to share ideas and create lasting and memorable experiences for their members.

Our College Choir is participating in this event and the Show Day details are below. Contact Ms Frances O’Sullivan: fosullivan@sec.qld.edu.au if any further queries regarding this event.

Information is available on the EDE Choir page and students were given parental information last Term. Tickets are available for purchase at this website:
https://www.qpac.com.au/event/...

Sunday 18 August - Brisbane Sings Show Day

BRISBANE SINGS SHOW DAY AND TECH REHEARSAL (Free Dress, but bring performing blacks, choir t-shirt and money for lunch or packed lunch)
BRISBANE SINGS SHOW 5:00pm - Leave St Edmund’s at 9:30am – Technical Rehearsal 10:30am to 5:00 pm.
SHOW COMMENCES AT 5:00pm to 7:30pm at QPAC. Bus leaves QPAC at 8:00pm – back at St Edmund’s by 9:00pm.

Matilda The Musical

St Mary's & St Edmund's Colleges Combined Musical

Ticket Sales open Monday 3 June 2019 - Ipswich Civic Centre and Online

Sport

Sports News - Week 8

AIC Sport

Rugby, Football and Chess (Term 2 Sports)

Last Saturday we played Iona College who are competitive at both codes. Congratulations to our First Football side who defeated the Iona Firsts 2-0 in what was our Seniors last home game at Tivoli. Our 8B Football side also had a well-earned win.

While not having any wins in the Rugby it was great to see our Firsts side compete so well (going down 19-7) in their last home game for the year. Our 8As also pushed Iona all the way in what was Iona’s hardest game of the year so far.

This weekend we finish off our Term 2 season with the Chess sides heading to Padua College this evening.

Our Years 9 to 12 Rugby and Football players off at Banyo tomorrow and our Years 7 and 8 Rugby and Football players finishing off the season against Padua at Tivoli.

Best of luck to all involved.

Term 3 Sports

On Monday the attention will switch quickly to Term 3 sports. We have Basketball, Hockey and Tennis teams trialling and our Rugby League Squads will be named and will train ahead of some St Laurence’s trial matches to be held in the first week of the school holidays.

An important reminder to all that the College App has the most up-to-date information regarding all St Edmund’s Sport.

Representative Sport

Congratulations to Jed Lacey, Brock McNamara and Nathan Cox who have been selected in the Metropolitan West Under 15 Rugby Union side.

Max Luxton, Director of Sport

AIC Chess Results - 7 June 2019

Vs Iona College – Overall Win - Round 6

First IV - SEC 10 - Iona 6 - Win

Senior A - SEC 16 - Iona 0 - Win

Senior B - SEC 14 - Iona 2 - Win

Intermediate A - SEC 9 - Iona 7 - Win

Intermediate B - SEC 7 - Iona 9 - Loss

Round 6 of the AIC Chess season against Iona College saw a decisive victory for our SEC knights in shining armour. Joseph Savage, our virtuous and tactful Chess Captain led our teams into battle in the first round, resulting in wins for the First IV, Senior A, Senior B and Intermediate B teams. Our Intermediate A team fought to the bitter end of round one, securing SEC a draw. Special mention must go to our junior players in the Intermediate teams, who for many achieved their first taste of victory on the black and white chequered battlefield. The second round was met with a series of duels lasting, for what our Firsts described as ‘a lifetime’. Their incessant and perseverant manoeuvres were not in vain; the First IV basked in the glory of their triumph for a second time, with the Senior A, Senior B and Intermediate A teams following suit. It is adamantly clear that only men of true valour and unprecedented cunning are capable of achieving victory when the odds are stacked up against them; fortune favours the bold men of SEC.

Mr Brent Habermann and Ms Debra Whyte, AIC Chess Coordinators

AIC Football (Soccer) Results - 8 June 2019

Round 6 Vs Iona College

Firsts – Win 2 – 0. We finally crossed the line to record our first win. Many close calls across the season saw us unable to maintain intensity for the entire 80 minutes. A change of system and style of play meant that we were more assured defensively and left spaces further up the pitch for our players to exploit. Connor Asquith finished smartly on two occasions to show his quality as our leading scorer this season. Despite sustained Iona ball retention, we stuck to our areas defensively and never gave up a scoring chance. All players deserve credit for their ability to adapt to a different system and execute their roles effectively.

2nds – Loss 2 – 3. A heartbreaking loss in a game that was decided in the dying stages. We came out of the gates firing, with Lachlan Wesener scoring an early well-taken goal. We lived somewhat of a charmed life for the remainder of the first half, as Iona created several dangerous chances. William Eddowes was very strong at the back, nullifying multiple Iona attacking opportunities. In the second half a few defensive errors allowed Iona to score two quick goals, resulting in a frantic finish, where Kerryn Ryan scored to equalise with just five minutes remaining. Unfortunately Iona were able to score a late goal that was the ultimate decider.

Thirds – Loss 0 – 5. A shaky defensive display in the first half left the team 4-0, with direct passes and speedy strikers causing much despair. A better second half team performance provided ample opportunities to get back into the game; however chances were not able to be converted, which included a miss from the penalty spot. A late fifth goal left the team disappointed not to have at least secured a deserved second-half ‘draw’.

10A – Loss 0 – 5. A disappointing outcome in the last appearance at Tivoli for 2019. A bright start provided an excellent opportunity to move ahead, with Patrick Schmidt delivering a superb cross that was wasted. Although generating more attacking threat and a higher corner kick count, a breakaway goal was conceded and within a ten-minute period, the team were three down, as SEC struggled to contain a fast and direct Iona. An attacking emphasis was rolled out for the second period, with SEC looking more dangerous and in control of the tempo; however further chances went begging. A late, soft goal was conceded to blemish the positives exhibited in an improved second-half showing.

10B – Loss 0 – 3. A disappointing result in a well fought match. Iona were clinical in the final third and put away their chances to secure the three points. All players battled hard for the entire match and were unlucky not to be rewarded. Strong performances from Kai Bell, Thomas Milfull and Raspen Beer.

10C – Loss 0 – 9. The team started strongly; however the Iona attack was too good and they found a path through our defence. Connor Sheldrake and Logan Brown performed well in central defensive roles. Cooper McNamara made impressive saves for his first appearance in goals. It has been a tough season; however the team is looking forward to their final game.

9A – Loss 0 – 4. A tough game where the Eddies’ men took on the undefeated Iona College. The players dug deep and battled hard across the full range of the field and were unlucky not to score. The Eddies’ men dominated their much-fancied opponent for extended periods; however lapses in concentration saw Iona take control of the scoreboard. The team was highly encouraged by their performance.

9B – Loss 1 – 3. Another game where we were too slow at the start. Defensive errors and lack of communication were our two major downfalls. Cody Knight and Dylan King had great games, Joel Eaton made fantastic saves, whilst Isaac Freier scored a well-taken goal.

8A – Loss 0 – 6. The team was outplayed by a more committed opposition. William Eiby played well in goals.

8B – Win 3 – 2. An intense finish to the game saw the lads fighting till the end. A dominatant first half was set up by goals to Reggie Hauschildt from long range and a quality cross from Clay Baker to Siluna Nanayakkara to score. Jacob Rock was exceptional in goals.

8C – Loss 0 – 8. The players fought hard; however were out played by a more skilful team. Edward Carter played well in the mids and Lawson Holland displayed good skills.

7A – Loss 3 – 1. The 7As travelled to Iona full of confidence after a good win last week, however 15 minutes into the game SEC found themselves 3-1 down to a good Iona team. However, the players did not give up and for the remainder of the match they put in a brilliant effort to keep the score at 3-1. Special mention to William Stewart and Harry Williams who worked tirelessly in midfield.

7B – Loss 1 – 2. Another close game for the 7Bs with a terrific goal from Harry Winrow. Eddies were the dominant side in attack, especially in the second half; however we could not turn possession into points. Congratulations to captain of the day, Martyn Leonard.

7C – Draw 0 – 0. A strong performance from the team; however they were unlucky not to find the back of the net. Brilliant games from goalkeeper Mayson Carter, Ashton Peek and Ethan Pronk.

7D – Loss 1 – 4. A disappointing result as the team played really well. Great goal from Alexander Sayle.

AIC Rugby Results - 8 June 2019

Round 6 Vs Iona College

Firsts – Loss 19 – 7. The effort was there and that cannot be faulted. We competed strongly throughout the game; however polish was lacking at crucial times. Strong running from Logan Spark, Hunter Pearce and Ryan Holden stood us on the right foot. Our defence has improved with the scoreboard reflecting that progress.

Seconds – Loss 0 – 55. A valiant effort in trying circumstances. Our numbers were short against a deep Iona team. However, the men in blue played hard and tough until the final whistle. Luke Marsh attacked with vigour, Jett Young played a tough game through the middle and Noah Atley was adaptable across the field.

10A – Loss 5 – 25. We were down 12-5 at half time despite a yellow card and playing with 14 men. We kicked the ball away at crucial times. When we held the ball for thirteen phases we crossed the line; however this goal was disallowed. Strong defence from our team, where Iona could score only after an average of ten phases.

10B – Loss 0 – 32. A tough game against Iona; however the Eddies’ men were up to the challenge. Great early defence meant the first points were not scored until the 15th minute of play. The score blew out to 32 – 0 by the final whistle; however Iona worked hard for every point. Committed play by Jacob Cleeland, Blake and Keegan Camplin, Lachlan Norton, Jayden Rasmussen and Lachlan Keats.

9A – Loss 0 – 24. A strong effort against a very good team. Tyler Cuthbert was outstanding across the board. Continuity from the entire team was very good and they maintained possession for long periods. Ryan Casha’s kicking was excellent.

9B – Loss 0 – 39. Attitude was the deciding factor in the game against Iona. The position was strong and we went out to match; however we failed to remain disciplined at critical moments. Good decision making from Darcy Penfold with well-structured attack the highlights. Attitude needs to improve for the final game of the season.

8A – Loss 12 – 34. The 8A team put on a tenacious display of rugby against the competition leaders. Defending for much of the game tired our players yet their spirit never fell. Good games for Oscar Capp and Rex Quince.

8B – Loss 5 – 41. An overall improved performance from last week’s game. Positive individual performances from Aiden Thorley and Flynn Hillard in defence with some quality tactical kicks from Lachlan Allwood. Overall, well done.

8C – Loss 5 – 42. Courageous effort for two halves. Four players missing meant we borrowed from Iona. Despite this, the team cover-defended well, picked and drove effectively and made countless second efforts the entire game. Well done.

7A – Loss 0 – 60. Being starved of possession in the first half allowed Iona to amass 39 points. SEC made Iona work for their tries however, taking them six or seven phases to cross the white line. Eddies put on a better defensive display in the second and managed two or more phases in attack. The team is improving each week.

7B – Loss 0 – 90. The team had a great start to the match applying an abundance of defensive structures and skills that they have been working on at training. With the team applying strong defence around the ruck, Iona were forced to work hard for their points. A lack of reserves let us down in the second half, with Iona taking full advantage of an exhausted Eddies side. Outstanding performances in defence and communication from Jed Wilson and Dominic Oddi.

AIC Football (Soccer) Fixtures - 15 June 2019

Round 7 Vs Padua College

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

1sts

12:30pm

Away

Padua College, Football 1, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliott Road, Banyo

2nds

11:00am

Away

Padua College, Football 1, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliott Road, Banyo

3rds

11:30am

Away

Padua College, Football 2, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliott Road, Banyo

10A

9:45am

Away

Padua College, Football 1, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliott Road, Banyo

10B

10:30am

Away

Padua College, Football 2, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliott Road, Banyo

10C

9:30am

Away

Padua College, Football 2, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliott Road, Banyo

9A

8:30am

Away

Padua College, Football 1, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliott Road, Banyo

9B

8:30am

Away

Padua College, Football 2, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliott Road, Banyo

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 1 – for Soccer – 9A, 9B, 10A and 10C leaves the College at 7:00am and returns to SEC at approximately 5:00pm.

Bus 2 – for Rugby – 9A, 9B and 10B; Soccer – 10B and 2nds leaves the College at 8:30am and returns to SEC at approximately 5:00pm.

Bus 3 – for Rugby – 10A, 2nds and 1sts; Soccer – 1sts and 3rds leaves the College at 10:00am and returns to SEC at approximately 5:00pm.

**A reminder to all parents that due to Health and Safety requirements, ALL AIC Sporting venues are dog free venues**

AIC Rugby Fixtures - 15 June 2019

Round 7 Vs Padua College

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

1sts

2:15pm

Away

Padua College, Rugby 1, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliott Road, Banyo

2nds

1:00pm

Away

Padua College, Rugby 1, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliott Road, Banyo

10A

12 noon

Away

Padua College, Rugby 1, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliott Road, Banyo

10B

11:00am

Away

Padua College, Rugby 2, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliott Road, Banyo

9A

11:00am

Away

Padua College, Rugby 1, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliott Road, Banyo

9B

10:00am

Away

Padua College, Rugby 2, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliott Road, Banyo

8A

11:00am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

8B

10:00am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

8C

9:00am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

7A

11:00am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 4, Church Street, Tivoli

7B

10:00am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 4, Church Street, Tivoli

BUS INFORMATION

Bus 1 – for Soccer – 9A, 9B, 10A and 10C leaves the College at 7:00am and returns to SEC at approximately 5:00pm.

Bus 2 – for Rugby – 9A, 9B and 10B; Soccer – 10B and 2nds leaves the College at 8:30am and returns to SEC at approximately 5:00pm.

Bus 3 – for Rugby – 10A, 2nds and 1sts; Soccer – 1sts and 3rds leaves the College at 10:00am and returns to SEC at approximately 5:00pm.

**A reminder to all parents that due to Health and Safety requirements, ALL AIC Sporting venues are dog free venues**

Tuckshop

Tuckshop Roster - Week 9

Week commencing 17 June 2019

Mon 17 Jun: T Williams, K Schuh, T Rogers
Tue 18 Jun: N Callaghan, C Allan
Wed 19 Jun: J Roberts, S Atuatika
Thu 20 Jun: M Low, S Reeve
Fri 21 Jun: V Albury, A Costello, F Sippel, D McGuire

School News

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop - Week 8

SEC Sports Hoodies

Students have been misplacing their College jackets during sport training and weekend sport. The Uniform Shop has SEC Sports Hoodies available to wear on these occasions, so they do not need to use their daily College jacket. The SEC Sports Hoodies can be purchased for $41 at the Uniform Shop throughout the remainder of Term 2, before a price increase in Term 3.

Formal College Jacket - $59
SEC Sports Hoodies - $41
SEC Navy Tracksuit Pants - $42

ITEMS OF INTEREST

SEC Navy Scarves - $27
KEY Retractables - $10
Black Trouser Socks - $10

WHAT’S NEW

Junior Support Jerseys Size 10 - $55
Junior Supporter Tracksuit Jacket Size 10 - $50
Junior Supporter Tracksuit Pants Size 10 - $40

OPENING HOURS

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

Notices

Student Office - Unclaimed Property

For collection please

There are significant numbers of unnamed items held in Student Office: jackets, shoes, lunch boxes, water bottles, etc. Students should check at the Student Office prior to the end of term, Friday 21 June. Items remaining after this time will be donated to St Vinnies.

Annual Mass for Deceased Old Boys - 23 July 2019

CWL House - 7.00pm

The Annual Mass for Deceased Christian Brothers, Teachers and Old Boys of St Edmund’s College will be held at CWL House, 35 Waghorn Street, Ipswich on Tuesday 23 July 2019 at 7.00 pm. All are invited. If you wish to remember a deceased Old Boy, please contact Andrew McGrath on 3389 6858.

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