Newsletter - 15 February 2019

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

The Healing Power

Eleven years ago this week, on 13 February 2008, the then Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd, addressed the Lower House of the Parliament and apologised on behalf of all Australians to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters. He acknowledged unreservedly that the government sanctioned forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families from the 1880s through to the 1970s caused profound harm to those who were removed, their families and subsequent generations. Known as the ‘Stolen Generation’ their story is etched deeply, painfully and shamefully in the psyche of our nation.

Our Christian faith tradition is fundamentally informed by the solemn act of forgiveness. Jesus’ ministry and teaching, which is the source of our Christian faith, is often centred on the healing power that comes from forgiveness. I have witnessed the impact of this healing power countless times with our young Eddies’ men who astound me with their gentle and kind hearts. They know that without sorrow there is no forgiveness and without forgiveness there is no healing.

When Kevin Rudd said ‘sorry’ that day in Parliament House he helped the nation turn a page in our history towards healing. Eleven years on, we know that there is still work to do to address the injustices that our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters bear to this day. We can look with confidence I believe to our Eddies’ young men and their generation who, with hearts formed by the healing power of forgiveness, will rewrite our world to be a better place than the one we leave behind.

Year 12 Unveil the College Theme for 2019 at Induction

Congratulations to our Year 12 students who were inducted on Monday as our Class of 2019. As has become the tradition, our Year 12 Captains, on behalf of their fellow Year 12 brothers, gifted the College community the annual theme. I will leave it to the Captains to unveil the theme. Here is their address to the College at the Induction ceremony on Monday.

Ben Thomas
Good morning teachers, parents and Eddies’ men. It is an honour and a privilege for Nick, Lachlan, Logan and myself to stand before you as the College Leaders. It is our hope to represent the ideals of St Edmund’s on behalf of the student body to the very best of our abilities. As we focus this term on creating an inclusive community, we would like everyone to feel confident to come and have a chat and get to know us. We are here to offer mateship and to help create an environment where everyone feels valued. Over the holidays your Year 12 leadership team came together to decide on a theme, as we feel it is important to have a direction that can positively influence our year ahead. I hope we can all get behind this theme and use it to make the most of the opportunities that are available to us. I will now hand you over to Nick to introduce the theme for 2019.

Nicholas Rumpf
When we first started to think about what the theme for the year could be, all we knew was that we wanted it to be as short and catchy as possible. We didn’t want there to be two themes as there has been previously because we don’t think that with two themes they ever really had the chance to properly catch on. And, thinking of one good theme was hard enough. We never would have managed two. Based on these criteria and knowing that the theme must be able to be applied to all areas of College life, the Year 12 leaders and entire cohort have decided on a two-word theme. It is my pleasure to announce to you that the St Edmund’s College theme for 2019 is ‘Own It’. I personally believe that this is a theme that we can all get behind and that each one of us can make our own. Let’s make this year a great year at Eddies and ‘own it’ for the blue and white.

Lachlan Stacey
What does ‘Own It’ mean to our College community in 2019? A theme is powerful when it has a shared understanding by those who aspire to it. To embed the message of ‘Own it’ in our minds, it is crucial that we consider the variety of applications to which this theme lends itself. ‘Own it’ means that if we have ability or talent in any activity, we should be proud and share it with the rest of the community. It also means that when we fall short of our aspirations we must own that to. We can apply this philosophy to both individual and team environments, celebrating our achievements whilst taking responsibility for our shortcomings. I put this question forward to all of you: “How can you ‘Own It’ in 2019?”

Logan Atkins
Eddies’ men, I challenge you to get behind this as you have gotten behind things that are personal to you. I ask you to realise that although being a different theme from other years, the understated meaning can be as powerful as you make it. We, the Seniors of 2019, hope it can be more than a catchy tune and have powerful meaning to you. ‘Own It’, although only two words, can be transformed into everyday life and is something you can rely on when in doubt, or full of confidence. It can apply when you are scared to perform a new move or doubting yourself in that Maths test when you’ve done that prep. These are the minor ways of being able to transform ‘Own It’ into the College life and as the College is full of diverse people who come with immense talent, we offer this to you and hope you can ‘Own It’ and unleash your untapped potential.

Images from the Year 12 Induction
Iggy Park Flood Appeal

Thank you for your generous response to the Iggy Park Flood Appeal. With the Parents and Friends donation still to come and today’s Tuckshop sales to include, we hope to add further to the tally below.

Information Nights $845.05
Homeroom Collections Week 1 $835.70
Qkr! App Account $315.00
Tuckshop Takings 8 Feb $4284.50
Coca Cola Sales 8 Feb $255.80
St Edmund’s Old Boys’ Assn $1000.00
Misc Cash Donations $500

Total $8036.05

Parents and caregivers can donate to the Eddies Iggy Park Appeal in the following way:

We have set up an on-line donation facility using our Qkr! payment system which can be accessed through the “Payment” tab of the College App. Once in the Qkr! system the Iggy Park Appeal is included under the “Other School Events” menu.

Live Jesus in our hearts, forever.

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal

The Deputy

Identity

Identity News

Term 1 Focus: Inclusive Community

St Edmund’s is a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice Tradition. For us this means that we are guided by the four Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) Touchstones: Inclusive Community, Gospel Spirituality, Justice and Solidarity, Liberating Education.

Throughout 2019 we will take one Touchstone each term as a focal point. This will allow our staff and students an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the Touchstone, as well as providing direction.
Term 1: Inclusive Community
Term 2: Gospel Spirituality
Term 3: Justice and Solidarity
Term 4: Liberating Education

With the Term 1 focus on Inclusive Community, it is fitting that last week was marked by the AIC Ecumenical Service and this week saw the success of the Year 7 Camp. It was also a week that honoured the anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generation.

Building a community that is welcoming and inclusive to all is something that takes time and energy. It is not something that is achieved through a single action. Whether it is making time for our students to get away and grow as a community of strong, kind and gentle Eddies’ men; celebrating a service with students who will become our competition in sport; or remembering the importance of an apology, we know that building an authentically inclusive community is an ongoing process. Therefore, throughout this term we will continue to challenge and be challenged to foster positive relationships, committed to the common good.

I would like to offer two questions for your consideration:
What challenges does our community face in aiming to be an inclusive community?
How can I help to build an inclusive community?

I would love to chat about this with members of our community. We may not be able to solve the world’s problems; however I hope that being open to authentic conversations will help to build our inclusive community.

Prayer for Community

Heavenly Father, you gather us together in our faith journey.
Trusting in you, we join one another as a community;
A community of faith on a journey;
A journey to grow ever deeper in our faith;
In our Love,
In our Desire to long for you.
Along the way, remind us of your Love,
Of your sacrifice for us,
Of your ever mindful presence.
Let us never lose hope along the way.
Help us to be strong,
Strong in Faith,
Strong in Love,
Strong in our Desire to be ever mindful of your presence.
For it is in your blessings of strength and Love, that we can go out and share in your Love and Faith with all those in our community.
It is in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen

Term One Highlights: Mark your diaries!

This Sunday 17 February, St Edmund’s College and St Mary’s College Leadership Teams will be commissioned at the 6.00pm St Mary’s Parish Mass. All are invited and welcome to join us at Mass at St Mary’s Church. A supper will follow for students involved. It is always wonderful to see our families celebrate Mass. We especially invite you to the St Mary’s Parish Masses led by our St Edmund’s students on the third Sunday of each month. All are welcome.

Friday 22 February, after school - Combined Colleges’ Social Justice Afternoon
Social afternoon tea with St Mary’s College students. A chance to engage and discuss social justice issues.

25 to 27 February, James Byrne Centre Toowoomba - Year 12 Retreat
In 2019 our Year 12 students will be split into two groups for their Retreat as follows:
The first group (Ambrose, Finn, Ignatius, Treacy) - will depart the College at 2.00pm on Monday 25 February and will return on Tuesday 26 February by 2.45pm.
The second group (Callan, Elliott, Morgan, Rice) will depart the College at 2.00pm on Tuesday 26 February and return on Wednesday 27 February by 2.45pm.

Saturday 2 March - College Foundation Dinner
Full details in the flyer with this newsletter.

Sunday 3 March - Little Kings’ Foundation Collection
Information forthcoming to students.

Wednesday 6 March - Start of Lent
This is a season of prayer, fasting and charity that may lead to transformation in preparation for Easter.
During the season of Lent at St Edmund’s, we will have actions to raise funds for the Caritas Lenten appeal: Project Compassion. This includes the Combined Schools’ Walk for Justice on Friday 8 March.

15 to 16 March - Edmund Rice Head to Heart Camp - Year 11 Students
Twenty Year 11 Students from St Mary’s and St Edmund’s Colleges are invited to participate in this 24-hour immersive experience. It is a camp to support children who may be at risk or disadvantaged. It is bound to be a lot of fun! Look out for more information.

Have a wonderful week.

Live Jesus in our hearts… Forever!

mrice@sec.qld.edu.au

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Identity

PHOTO: Year 7 Camp this week

Rosies - Friends on the Street

Eddies' Men in our Ipswich Community

Wednesday night saw the 2019 launch of St Edmund’s working with Rosies. The students braved the heat to assist the incredible work which Rosies does in the Ipswich community. They made and served coffees and cordials, walked around with tins of biscuits and fruit cake, and held genuine conversations whilst serving the community of patrons.

We are hoping to see the relationship between St Edmund’s and Rosies continue to grow this year. The students who gave their time this week were instrumental in ensuring this partnership will be a success.

Mr Tim Hill (Teacher) and Ms Anne Artesi (HOD: Religious Education)

Learning & Teaching

Learning and Teaching

Year 12 Queensland Core Skills (QCS)

Last week our Year 12 students undertook a day of QCS workshops with the markers of their practice papers. Students received feedback on Numeracy and Humanities components of the Short Response Paper and concluded the day with a Writing Task workshop.

Weekly workshops continue with further practice papers at the conclusion of term. We wish the students well in their preparation for this important test.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Learning and Teaching

Learning Hub - Commences Week 4

What is the Learning Hub?

The Learning Hub is a place where students can go to complete homework and work on assessment tasks in a dynamic and supportive environment. Tutors are on hand to assist students.

Where: St Edmund's College Library
When: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Time: 3.00 to 5.00pm

The Learning Hub will be CLOSED on Wednesday 20 February due to the College Swimming Carnival.

Ms Karen Callaghan, Head of Department: Information Services and Learning Resources

Senior School

Middle School

Year 7 Transition Program

Adjusting to Secondary School

The transition from primary to secondary school can often be a daunting one. Boys go from a comfortable and known environment, with predominantly one teacher, to a large, new environment, full of unfamiliar people, routines and expectations. This can be a very difficult time for our boys and for their parents, who struggle to help them adapt.
To help with this transition and allow students to better understand the demands of secondary school in general, and St Edmund’s College in particular, we have introduced an orientation program for the Year 7 students. This means that in the two weeks leading up to the Year 7 camp, RE, SOSE and English classes have been used to deliver information on how to be organised and how to use the Learning Management System (EDE) and software programs (OneNote, Word, Outlook etc).
All students were asked to purchase plastic cases with coloured zips as part of their stationery lists. Their teachers will advise them to allocate a different case to each subject and place all necessary subject equipment (including a pen) into each case. The timetable can then be coloured in to match the zip colours, making it easy for boys to identify what equipment they need and when they need it. Students are encouraged to have a separate notebook for each subject to facilitate this process.
As students of the College the boys have all been given laptops and these lessons have provided a good opportunity to help teach them to use these devices effectively and safely to enhance their learning, communicate with their teachers, and access class resources.
By the time they left for camp, your sons should have brought home a laminated Term Calendar, a study routine and goals chart. We encourage them to fill these in with the relevant assessment and activity dates, and display them in a prominent position at home so that you can help them stay organised and on track.
We hope that by taking the time to implement this program your sons will have a more successful and less stressful start to their secondary schooling.

Ms Jean Yates, Head of Department: English

Assistant Principal Students

Student Safety - Car Park Drop Off

Principal's Message re St Edmund's Staff Car Park

Australian Government Notice for Parents and Guardians

2019 Student Residential Address and Other Information Collection Notice

Please refer to the Australian Government Notice - attachment.

Career News

Career News - Week 3

Defence News - Career Spotlight - Tertiary Entry

Defence News

Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Education Award

If you are interested in completing a university degree as well as training to be an officer in the Defence Forces, consider applying for the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra. Applicants to ADFA are eligible to apply for the ADFA Education Award. Up to 50 awards are presented to Year 12 students each year on behalf of the Navy, Army and Air Force in recognition of the leadership potential and academic and sporting achievements these students displayed during Year 11. The award includes a tablet device (or similar) and certificate, along with a plaque for your school. Applications for the award open on 1 May each year and close on 28 February in the following year. Current Year 12s have until 28 February 2019 to submit their applications and current Year 11 students can start their application on 1 May 2019. Visit the ADFA Education Award on the ADFA website for more information, including:

  • Key Dates
  • Award Eligibility
  • Assessment
  • Obligation of the Recipient
  • Presentation

Upcoming Events:

01/05/2019

ADFA Education Award (Current Year 11) Applications open Online

Employment Information

Industry Profiles

The Graduate Opportunities website has the profiles of key industries in Australia. Each profile includes the key jobs in the industry, trends, opportunities for graduates, qualification requirements and salary statistics. A scan of this information will help you learn more about industries you are likely to work in one day. It will also make you aware of industries and jobs you didn’t know about including:

Career Spotlight

Jobs that did not exist 10 years ago

People talk about how jobs are ‘invented’ all the time … but what are they? Career Profiles is a career and job search guide that has a list of some of the jobs that did not exist 10 years ago. They are:

  • EV Engineers - Electric car engineers work on building and maintaining electric cars.
  • Mobile App Developers - These developers must possess skills for working on projects that range from games to content management systems.
  • Bitcoin Traders – These traders trade is bitcoin on the internet where companies and business use bitcoin instead of traditional currencies.
  • High Frequency Traders - The method of trading utilizing computer-automated algorithmic software for trading assets and is called High Frequency Trading or HFT.
  • Drone Engineers and Drone Operators - Drones were created as a result of the technology wave created by the smartphone industry. Industry need people to fly and maintain drones.
  • Social Media Manager - Social media consultants or managers have become a necessity for all businesses to compete with their rivals.

Tertiary Entry

Changes to Entry to Medical Courses

No more UMAT ... it has become the UCAT (the University Clinical Aptitude Test)

UMAT is NO LONGER needed for entry into Medicine or Dentistry at certain universities across Australia and New Zealand. It has been replaced by the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). Not all universities require you to sit and pass the UCAT so it is best to check each universities’ application/prerequisite requirements. Registration and test bookings for UCAT opens on 1 March 2019 and closes on 17 May 2019.

Visit the UCAT website and find information about UCAT ANZ :

  • Dates and fees
  • Test format
  • Universities requiring UCAT
  • Registration and Booking
  • Concession scheme
  • Practice tests and resources
  • Results

How can I prepare for UCAT

UCAT is a very different testing process. While you can’t study specific content for UCAT, it is important to prepare for the test. The most effective preparation is to practice sitting for the test, using the same conditions and time limits as the real test. The UCAT website has practice tests that you can access, participate in a question and or tour tutorials and question banks.

Several organisations offer preparatory courses for students who plan to sit for UCAT. These include:

Note the following from the official UCAT website:

‘Candidates should be aware that whilst there are many commercial companies publishing books and offering coaching for our test, the UCAT ANZ Consortium does not work with any of these companies or endorse the use of their materials. Taking advantage of these opportunities can cost candidates a great deal of money and we would advise you to be sceptical about claims they can help you do well in the test by coaching.

Commercial organisations will be using items that are not necessarily of the standard you will encounter in the UCAT and this may distort your performance whilst practising. Screen views may be different and commercial organisations are unlikely to include the new item types which you may encounter in your test. They may also not replicate the UCAT scoring accurately and may give misleading indicators of your anticipated UCAT score.

We therefore strongly advise candidates to use the official Practices Tests and Question Banks on our website, and to be cautious about using resources from any commercial providers as these are not affiliated with UCAT in any way.’

Interested students should check the Careers Options Bulletin on their email for more information.

USQ: Head Start at the University of Southern Queensland

USQ’s Head Start program gives students in Years 10, 11 and 12 an opportunity to study a university subject while still at school. Successful completion of certain subjects could lead to guaranteed entry and academic credit into related degrees at USQ. The closing date for applications for Semester 1, 2019 is 18 February 2019. On campus Orientation events, will be held at the Toowoomba Campus on 19 February 2019 and the Springfield Campus on 20 February 2019. Find out more by visiting the Head Start website.

UQ: Are you a future student of UQ?

Access the Future Students page on UQ’s website to start your exploration of courses available at UQ. Find out about pathways to UQ and the activities you can participate in as a high school student.

QUT: Why choose QUT?

As a Year 12 student, it is not too early for you to begin exploring your tertiary options for 2020. The QUT website section for high school students will help you start your exploration of the options available at QUT.

GU: Explore Griffith

Start your exploration of Griffith University on the Study at Griffith webpage. Learn about Griffith campuses and courses, university life and much more.

Mr Mark Currie, Careers Guidance Counsellor/Adviser

General

Music and Cultural

Music News - Week 3

Year 7 Instrumental Program

It is amazing to think that we are already three weeks into the school year. Time is certainly passing very quickly! I would like to thank DJ Bacon for doing a musical demonstration with me at assembly last Friday. It was a great opportunity for the students (and staff) to witness how two musicians and instruments can work together without any rehearsing. Lessons with DJ Bacon will commence next Thursday.

Year 7 Instrumental Music Program

Speaking of lessons, all Year 7 students wishing to participate in the Instrumental Music Program should have returned their Instrument Preference form by now. Please see Mr Kirkwood in Room K205 if you have not returned a note but would like to be a part of the program. Many lessons have commenced for the year with the remaining kicking off next week.

Sunday Music Events

Our first musical event will take place this Sunday (17/2). This will be a band rehearsal for the College Jazz Band (10:30am to 12:30pm) and the Senior Contemporary Ensemble (1:30pm to 3:30pm). The College Choir and Combined Colleges’ Choir are rehearsing the following Sunday (24/2) at the same times as the bands. It is very important that all students attend these rehearsals as we will be working on repertoire for this year to be performed at various events. All students involved in either of these ensembles have received a note with more information.

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

Choir News

Boys' Choir & Combined Colleges' Choir Practice. Reminder: Sunday Night Mass 17 February, 6.00pm.

College Boys’ Choir - 7:30am Thursday mornings in Room K204. All Years 7 to 12 welcome!

Combined Colleges’ Choir - 3.00 to 4.00pm Thursday afternoons in K204, combined with St Mary’s College Years 7 to 12.
Both these ensembles include a vibrant group of young people who love to sing! Everyone is welcome and there is no audition necessary. If you would like further information, please contact fosullivan@sec.qld.edu

DON’T FORGET: Sunday Night Mass, 17 February, 6.00 pm, St Mary’s Church. Everyone is invited to come along and sing with the girls from St Mary’s College. This is not a compulsory College event but we would love to see as many students attend as possible. Free dress applies and pizza will be provided following Mass. Please email fosullivan@sec.qld.edu.au as soon as possible if attending.

Ms Frances O'Sullivan, Head of Department: Creative Arts

Sport

Sports News - Week 3

AIC Sport Round 1

A busy start to the year although it is safe to say we are now underway with our Term 1 sports: Cricket, Swimming, Volleyball and AFL. All students should be settled into the routine of training and fixtures as we look towards Round 2 against St Laurence’s College this weekend.

Looking back it was a tough weekend results wise, especially for our AFL and Cricket players with Villanova College very strong across these areas. It was pleasing to see some good results at the junior end of the Volleyball.

It is important that students bounce back and look ahead to new challenges, instead of dwelling on the past if results have not gone their way.

This weekend we have our swimmers at the Centenary Pool on Friday afternoon along with our Years 8/9 and Firsts AFL teams who play at Yeronga. On Saturday Cricket and Volleyball fixtures will be held and our Year 7 AFL side will play their second fixture of the season.

Representative Sport

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected in the Metropolitan West Under 18 Baseball side:
• Jeremy Suthers
• Billy Cruice
• Jayden Smith
• Nate Townsley

Congratulations to Matthew West who has made the Queensland Under 18 Hockey side. Well done also to SEC Old Boy, Hayden Michel who has been selected in the Australian Under 21 Indoor Hockey team.

Congratulations to Jack Field who has been selected in the Qld Under 20 Men’s Netball side to compete at the National Championships later this year in Melbourne.

Max Luxton, Director of Sport

Inter-House Swim Carnival - Wednesday 20 February 2019

Bundamba Pool - 9.45am to 2.30pm

Swim Carnival - WEDNESDAY, 20 February

The annual Inter-House Swim Carnival will be held on Wednesday 20 February at Bundamba pool.

This is a normal school day and all students are expected to attend the Carnival.

All students will compete in year levels (Years 7 to 12) with both championship and non-championship events being conducted. Swimmers will compete in at least three events on the day. While there is an emphasis at the Carnival on participation and involvement regardless of swimming ability, our better swimmers are also entered in the Championship events.

Parents are most welcome to attend the Carnival at Bundamba pool which will start at approximately 9:45am and finish at 2:30pm.

Arrangements

All Students report to school at normal time and rolls will be marked in Homerooms. Mr Lee will direct the movement of students over the PA system.

  • Students wear full sports uniform OR full College uniform
  • Students will travel by bus to and from the Bundamba pool under the supervision of staff
  • Please keep bags to a minimum size, certainly NO laptops
  • All students are to bring their own lunch and drinks
  • Shade, sunscreen and fluids will be provided but students are expected to SLIP, SLOP, SLAP
  • Paint, zinc cream, etc. must not be used
  • The Carnival will finish at 2.30pm and those students who do not need to go back to the College for transport may leave the pool at 2:45pm

AIC Australian Rules Results - 8/9 February 2019

Round 1 Vs Villanova College

Open – Loss 3.2(20) to 11.10(76). The return of Australian Rules to the AIC drew a large crowd to Leyshon Park at Yeronga for the first fixture against Villanova College. A tight opening ten minutes saw our defenders repel repeated forward entries from the Villanova midfield, who eventually gained the ascendency to dominate the scoreboard in the first half. A disciplined performance that saw us keep to our structure and allowed the team to take control of the second half; however the scoreboard damage was done, with Villanova running out comfortable winners. William Cruice’s pace and strongly contested marking was a feature and he was well supported by Captain, Darcy Prest and Claydes Doyle. Henry Abkin, Noah Atley and Oakley Reeve kicked one goal each.

Year 8/9 – Loss 0.1(1) to 16.11(76). A tough initiation into the new AIC Australian Rules competition. Due to Villanova having several Australian Rules club players and the benefit of playing together in younger grades, their cohesion and knowledge of the team game led to an early knock back for St Edmund’s. On the field, the character of the players wearing White and Blue was never in question. We kept playing hard and physically until the last second, ultimately being complimented by the opposition for our fighting spirit. Tafito Ah-Ki Falaniko deserves the credit of being the first St Edmund’s student to kick a point in the new AIC era of Australian Rules Football, while Reegan Van der Westen, Hamish Henderson, Oliver Cruice and Samuel Caprioli gave their best to steer their less-experienced peers.

Year 7 – Loss 1.6(12) to 4.3(20). The first-ever Year 7 Australian Rules Football team for St Edmund’s made history last week, although losing narrowly to a well-drilled Villanova team. Our players took half the game to get moving due to no prior trial match experience. A few early goals saw Villa out in front, although wayward goal shots by our lads proved the only difference in a fairly even contest. A beautiful ‘bending across the body snap’ by Robert Brown was the one major score in the final minutes of the last quarter. SEC controlled play and locked the ball in our half for most of the second half despite hot and sultry conditions, establishing themselves as a competitive team. Outstanding performances by Julian Cruice, Robert Brown and Bayley Alonso Conway.

AIC Volleyball Results - 9 February 2019

Round 1 Vs Villanova College

Firsts – Loss 1-3. Apart from a clinical second set, slow starts were costly throughout the match. After getting ourselves into each set, we were able to add points comfortably to the board, although simply left our run too late to close the match. Christian Thomas was near perfect in his libero roll, dominating the opposition’s serving and hitting. Nathaniel Grace proved to be a huge roadblock for the opposition’s middle-hitters and put balls away when needed. Luke Thorne, Jordan Hudspith and Merrick Small were reliable and effective throughout the game.
Seconds – Loss 1-2. A closely fought match that could have fallen either way. Service errors at critical moments did not assist our cause. Luke Thorne and Logan Atkins produced good attacking play at the net. Jack Field’s communication on court was effective in maintaining structure for the team while Riley Steinhardt covered well in the back court.
Thirds – Loss 0-2. A slow start in the first set saw us fall well behind; however despite better serving and good all-round play in the second set we had a narrow defeat. Lachlan Papas and Campbell Ross served well.
11A – Loss 1-2 Some confusion early in the first set put us on the back foot. When our rhythm was found we dominated the second set and won this by a significant margin; however Villanova’s service pressure and low-risk play managed to undo our strategy in the end. Liam Kember got through a mountain of work as setter and Tim Foy continued to attack when required.
10A – Loss 1-2. A hesitant start resulted is a first set loss.In the second set we were able to break free from a tight start to win this convincingly. The third set started poorly leaving us unable to claw back the opposition’s early lead. A great learning experience for the team.
10B – Loss 1-2. Strong serving from Villanova at the outset had SEC trailing; however better communication in the second set saw drastic improvement, albeit too late. There were many positives to take away from the first game. Jackson Crocker-Garlepp was brilliant defensively and Thomas Collins contributed great serving runs.
9A – Win 3-0. A great first game for the season. Each set started slowly for the players although when they felt comfortable on court the points flooded in. Great serving by Tyler Cuthbert-Hough, setting by Oliver Cruice and hitting by Regan Payne.
9B –Loss 1-2 . A strong first set through great team play resulted in an early lead; however Villanova evened out play in the second. We were unable to recover our early form and went downhill in the third set.
9C –Loss 1-2 Many errors dogged this match especially during the second halves of the first two sets. A hard-fought final set with improved team communication resulted in a third-set win. Excellent serving from Jack Halvorsen.
8A –Loss 1-2 There were too many service errors throughout the match, especially in the third set. If we address our serving; we will win games. Lochlan Davis and Jack Cairns played well.
8B – Win 2-1. A determined fightback by the team in the third set after dominating the first set. Great serving by Joshua Grbin and Michael Tate. Our team goals are working on our movement and calling the ball.
8C – Loss 0-3. An error-ridden performance resulted in a close fought 3-0 loss. Each set was very tight, going down by two points in the last. Serving and serve reception are areas needing improvement. At times, good volleyball was played by the team.
7A – Win 2-1. A great comeback win after a first set loss. Good composure and improvement in passing were the keys to the win. More communication and trust in team mates will aid the players in future matches.
7B – Win 3-0. A great win for the team due to their enthusiasm, energy and a high serve percentage. All players had good games and contributed to the win. Let’s keep the momentum rolling!
7C – Loss 1-2. A tough game coupled with a great performance across the board ended in a close finish. Improved serving and excellent communication were the highlights.

AIC Cricket Results - 9 February 2019

Round 1 Vs Villanova College

Firsts – Loss 10/66 to 5/260 Best bowlers were Patrick Towne 2 for 32 and Patrick Schmidt 2 for 50. The run chase was hard work with only Dylan McAteer 14, Patrick Towne 11 not out and Thomas McCarroll 11 runs managing double figures.

10B – Loss 96 to 5/205. A good game of cricket with the players starting off well and keeping things tight. However, too many sundries and poor running between wickets made the run chase difficult. Samuel Callaghan had a good game with bat and ball and Isaac Jordan batted well.
9A – Loss. A burst sprinkler causing water to pool next to the pitch was not an ideal start. This delayed start moved the game to a 25 over a side game. Losing the toss and being sent in, the pitch proved to be a difficult adjustment for the players. Riley Mills led the way with the bat smashing 28 in his new opening position. Defending just 64 was going to be difficult task however the players persisted and bowled well. Benjamin Suthers bowled extremely well, picking up 1/6 from 3 overs. Villanova made the target with 9 overs to spare. A tough start to the season however; the players are keen to learn from the game moving forward onto St Laurence’s next week.
8A – Loss 42 to 3/43. A less than ideal start to our season with insufficient runs after being sent in to bat onto a tricky wicket. Ryan Pickering batted well for 14 runs. Ethan Dinsdale bowled well (2/12) sending an absolute ‘peach’ of a delivery coming from around the wicket that angled into the Villanova left-hander, only to hit the seam and clip the off bail.
8B –Loss 29 to 226. Not the way we would have liked to start our season. Simply not enough runs after being sent in on a tricky wicket. We were bowled out for 29 runs off 17 overs. Our goal is to bat the entire 30 overs. Villanova batted intelligently and made 226 runs off 30 overs. Positive performances from Zachary Ball (1-12 off 4 overs) and innovative captaincy from Isaac Freier. Looking forward to a positive and fruitful season in 2019!
7A – Loss 10/33(16 overs) to 3/200(30overs). With six players graduating from ‘backyard’ to ‘proper’ cricket, 7A played their first AIC match against a classy Villanova side. Our opening bowlers led by Kyran Buckley, were tight and restricted Villanova to 2/37 after ten overs. Four dropped catches saw the momentum swing towards Villanova. They were 2/109 after 20 overs and 3/200 after 30 overs. Seven of their batters reached double figures. SEC began their batting solidly; however two LBWs in consecutive deliveries dealt our confidence a massive blow. Lachlan Wendt hit our only boundary. Eddies’ wickets continued to tumble quickly and we were all out for 33 in the sixteenth over. The players know now the standard that AIC competition presents.
7B – Loss A good effort by the players in their first official AIC fixture representing St Edmund’s College. We fought hard with the bat and ball against a quality opposition. There are things to work on at training during the week to assist our improvement.

AIC Swim Meet - 8 February 2019

First 2019 Competition for SEC Students

Last Friday night was the first of four swimming meets in which the Eddies’ students will participate, leading up to the AIC Swimming Championships in Week 7.
Twenty-five students travelled to St Peter’s Lutheran College, Indooroopilly for what was a very successful and promising meet. All students participated with inspiring enthusiasm and swam all four strokes over 50m to gain valuable times. It was a true testament to the Eddies Spirit and our 2019 College theme for the year: ‘Own It’.
Our swimmer of the meet was Jay Combs who earned himself a $10 tuckshop voucher. Jay swam without being prompted for every possible time-trial. Tonight’s meet, Friday 15 February, is at the Centenary Pool. I look forward to an even larger turn out.

Ms Natalie Henness, SEC Swim Coordinator

AIC AFL Fixtures - 15/16 February 2019

Round 2 Vs St Laurence's College

AFL vs

Saint Laurence’s College

Date

Friday 15 February 2019 - Years 8 to 12

Saturday 16 February 2019 - Year 7

FRIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

Open

5.45pm

Home

Yeronga FC, Field 2 Cansdale Street, Yeronga

8/9

4.30pm

Home

Yeronga FC, Field 2 Cansdale Street, Yeronga

Bus for Years 8 to 12 Australian Rules players leaves the College at 2:30pm and returns at approximately 7:30pm

SATURDAY 16TH FEBRUARY

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

Year 7

10.00am

Away

SLC Fields, Nathan Road, Runcorn

Bus for Year 7 Australian Rules players leaves the College at 8:30am and returns at 12.00pm

AIC Volleyball Fixtures - 16 February 2019

Round 2 Vs St Laurence's College

FIRSTS

12:15pm

Home

St Edmund’s College, College Hall,

Show Court, Woodend

SECONDS

11:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College, College Hall,

Court 1, Woodend

THIRDS

9:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College, College Hall,

Court 1, Woodend

11A

10:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College, College Hall,

Court 1, Woodend

10A

11:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College, College Hall,

Court 2, Woodend

10B

10:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College, College Hall,

Court 2, Woodend

9A

12:15 noon

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 1, Stephens Road, South Brisbane

9B

11:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 1, Stephens Road, South Brisbane

9C

11:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 2, Stephens Road, South Brisbane

SLC8A

10:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 1, Stephens Road, South Brisbane

8B

9:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 1, Stephens Road, South Brisbane

8C

8:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 1, Stephens Road, South Brisbane

7A

10:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 2, Stephens Road, South Brisbane

7B

9:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 2, Stephens Road, South Brisbane

7C

8:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 2, Stephens Road, South Brisbane

Bus for 7C, 7B, 7A, 8C, 8B, 8A, 9C, 9B and 9A departs SEC at 7:00am and returns at 2:00pm approximately.

AIC Cricket Fixtures - 16 February 2019

Round 2 Vs St Laurence's College

FIRSTS

9:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field No 2, Church Street, Tivoli

Turf

10B

8:15am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field No 1, Church Street, Tivoli

Turf

9A

8:15am

Away

St Laurence’s Playing Fields,

Field 1, Nathan Road, Runcorn

Turf

8A

1:00pm

Away

St Laurence’s Playing Fields,

Field 1, Nathan Road, Runcorn

Turf

8B

1:00pm

Away

St Laurence’s Playing Fields,

Field 7, Nathan Road, Runcorn

Turf

7A

1:00pm

Away

St Laurence’s Playing Fields,

Field 2, Nathan Road, Runcorn

Turf

7B

8:15am

Away

St Laurence’s Playing Fields,

Field 7, Nathan Road, Runcorn

Turf

Tuckshop

Tuckshop Roster - Week 4

Commencing 18 February

Mon 18 Feb: R Osborne, M Nugent, C Hendry, E Woodruff.
Tue 19 Feb: L Maher, S Eaton, A Kennedy.M Gould.
Wed 20 Feb: No helpers required due to College Swim Carnival, Bundamba.
Thu 21 Feb: S Hart, H Rahn, H Turner.
Fri 22 Feb: C Cuskelly, S Verrenkamp.

School News

Foundation Dinner - Saturday 2 March 2019

Three Guest Speakers - Tours of newly refurbished Edmund Rice Building from 5.30pm

Term 1 Fees

Due Wednesday 27 February

Term 1 Fees have been emailed. If you have not received your fees statement, please contact the College Finance Department: finance@sec.qld.edu.au

Due date for payment is Wednesday 27 February 2019.

Uniform Shop

UNIFORM SHOP Specials

SEC Rashies for College Swim Carnival this Wednesday

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 – 8:00 am to 12:30pm
P: 3810 4489 E: uniformshop@sec.qld.edu.au

  • College SWIMMING CARNIVAL NEXT WEDNESDAY 20 February:
    SEC RASHIE - $35 - short and long sleeved are available
    SEC BUCKET HATS - $10
    SUPPORT YOUR HOUSE with either a House Shirt $5 or A Cap $5 - Limited Stock Available
  • PRE-SALE WINTER WEAR - March only
    Hoodies - $41 now $38
    ROYAL BLUE KNITTED PULLOVERS – $65 now $50
    ROYAL BLUE KNITTED VESTS - $50 now $40 - Limited sizes available

WHAT’S NEW?
USB LANYARDS are available from the Uniform Shop $15

SUPPORTER WEAR ESSENTIALS
Supporter Shirts - $38.50
Umbrellas - $35

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

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