Newsletter - 15 March 2019

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

Message from EREA National Executive following the conviction and sentencing of Cardinal George Pell

Dear Parents and Friends of St Edmund’s College

Please read below a message from the EREA National Executive that was circulated to all EREA school communities this week.

‘Responding faithfully in a time of crisis for our Church we write in relation to the ongoing developments concerning the trial, conviction, sentencing and appeal processes connected to Cardinal George Pell. It would be true to say that we are currently in the midst of a crisis to which our communities are reacting with shock, disbelief, sadness, confusion and anger. During times such as this, it is difficult to find the words to respond, to have perspective, to articulate what it means for each of us and our communities.

At a time when every expression of our Church is under threat, we are challenged by so many questions:
How do we lead? How do we participate? How do we teach Religious Education? How do we define authority? How can I raise my own voice without fear? How do we celebrate? Pray? How do we speak of justice? How do we speak about the church to our young people, to our parents, to each other? How do we enter a church? How can we speak and act hopefully? How do we identify as Catholic? How does my experience of the church, of my school, sustain me? How do we continue to contribute in this time of crisis?

Our answers to these questions may be different, our responses may vary, but all are valid and contribute to a better understanding of the Church we aspire to be. All who contribute to Catholic Education in Australia should feel confident in their capacity to make a difference, to contribute to the realisation of the potential of our young people. Hierarchical models, which are often flawed, do not define us as a Christian community nor should they limit the impact we can have.

Our Charter is a foundation upon which our strengths can be affirmed and our own weaknesses can be overcome. Our Touchstones challenge us to reflect on the potential of a liberating education. The gospel calls us to engage meaningfully in our spiritual search. Our commitment to inclusion continues to be courageous. Our emphasis on justice and solidarity drives us forward as a community open to transformation.

These characteristics could equally define our Church at its best. Regrettably, much of what we are currently experiencing does not reflect this. Let us be confident, however, that the Church we aspire to be can find a voice at this time and in the future.’

The National Executive Edmund Rice Education Australia ‘In Principle Approval’ to proceed with Open Learning Centre Capital Building Project

I am delighted to announce that EREA has given ‘in principle approval’ for the College to proceed with our next major Capital Building Project which is the construction of an Open Learning Centre to replace the existing Resource Centre. The Open Learning Centre is planned to be built on the existing site of the Br O’Brien Building (current administration) and will serve the College as the new library facility.

The College has commissioned Mark Gibson Architects to design the new building which we are hoping will be constructed in early 2020 subject to the approval processes. We are also submitting a Block Grant Application (BGA) to the Queensland Catholic Education Commission to seek government funding assistance for the project. I will continue to keep you updated as we progress through these important approval stages. Suffice to say that with EREA ‘in principle approval’ we are one step closer to fulfilling the next phase of our College Master Plan, the construction of an Open Learning Centre.

National Day of Action Against Bullying

Today is the National Day of Action Against Bullying and I wish to remind parents how they can respond to their son if he encounters bullying in any way. The advice below comes from the Australian Government website: Bullying No Way - https://bullyingnoway.gov.au

How Parents Can Respond

Children and young people need to know that they are being heard, that their feelings matter and that their issue will be investigated respectfully. Bullying should be taken seriously.

Listen calmly and get the full story

Your calm response is important to allow your child to tell you all about the situation. After they’ve told you their story, ask questions to get more details if you need to: who, what, where, when.
Your first response when a child tells you of a concern can make a difference to the outcome.
Although you may feel some strong emotions about your child’s experience, try to keep calm to avoid more distress to your child.

Reassure your child they are not to blame

Many children blame themselves and this may make them feel even worse.
You could say things like, ‘That sounds really hard to deal with. No one should have to put up with that.’ or ‘I’m so glad you told me. You should be able to feel safe at school; that’s not fair at all’.

Ask your child what they want to do and what they want you to do

A critical part of your response is to avoid jumping in to solve the problem.
While it is natural to want to protect your child, helping them to find their own solution is a better option. It helps them feel they have some power in the situation.

Contact the school

Your child may be reluctant for you to do this, so discuss the idea and reassure them that the school would want to know and is able to help.
Make an appointment to meet with your child’s teacher and, if you need to, ask to talk with the principal. Contact the school immediately if you have a concern about your child’s safety. Read more about parents and schools working together.

Check in regularly with your child

Keep the conversation going. It can take time to resolve issues, so check in regularly with your child about their experiences and their feelings. Your ongoing support is important.

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK



Live, Jesus, in our hearts. Forever.

Diarmuid O'Riordan, Principal

The Deputy

Identity

Identity News

Give Lent 100%

Throughout Lent, Caritas is profiling people around the world who give 100% to build up their community with the support of funds from Project Compassion. The aim is to inspire us to give of ourselves to our own communities, so we may think globally and act locally. In the spirit of ‘in giving, we receive’, this is at the centre of the call to ‘Give Lent 100%’. It is a sentiment that lines up neatly with what we aspire for our students at St Edmund’s. It is at the heart of being a ‘Brother to Another’.

Having a heart for another is lived every day at St Edmund’s. It is something our students have embraced throughout this term. Through serving at the Foundation Dinner; leading at Rookies; engaging with the residents at the Brassall Aged Care Centre; participating in the Little King’s Collection; being a buddy on the Head2Heart camp and stepping up for the inclusive cricket match, St Edmund’s students have not only demonstrated that ‘Eddies’ Men Can’ but have also had the opportunity to be profoundly changed. Our young men have placed others at the centre of their world and lived the EREA Touchstones through word and action.



We are proud of the efforts our students have demonstrated this term and will continue to challenge and extend them throughout the year ahead. Activities such as Project Compassion are just another way we ask our students ‘to have a heart for another’. Through Project Compassion our students will make a difference around the world, helping communities giving 100%. St Edmund’s continues to raise money for Project Compassion throughout the Lenten Season. This will be a focus until the end of term and we are encouraging our young men to find a way to give something up, so that they may give more to the global community. Please follow this link to support our Project Compassion Appeal:
https://lent.caritas.org.au/st...

Thank you for your Service to the College and to the Community in Term 1

Thank you to the students who served at the Foundation Dinner. Thank you also to the students, staff and families who assisted with the Little King’s Collection. Together with students from St Mary’s College we raised $2,191. We must also acknowledge students who will participate in the Head2Heart Edmund Rice Camp this weekend, students who visited Brassall Blue Care during the term and those who will be involved in the DanDaLion Inclusive Cricket Match on the 24 March.



The assistance and participation of our staff and students and the support of their families is greatly appreciated. Their impact is felt widely in our community.

Combined Colleges’ Parish Mass - St Mary’s Church - Sunday 17 March, 6.00pm
All are invited and welcomed to join us at Mass. There will be a pizza supper following Mass.

DanDaLion Inclusive Cricket Afternoon - Sunday 24 March
We will be holding a social and inclusive cricket match for students from St Edmund’s and St Mary’s Colleges, along with young people connected with the DanDaLion organisation. DanDaLion supports young people with disabilities. This will be an immersive service experience and students are encouraged to get involved.

Live, Jesus, in our hearts. Forever.

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Identity
mrice@sec.qld.edu.au

Learning & Teaching

Learning and Teaching

Week 10, Term 1

In 2019 exams for all year levels conclude by Monday 25 March. The remainder of that week (Week 9) is for feedback on assessment which has been marked and for the commencement of new work. During Week 10 there is a variety of activities for different year levels including camps, as outlined in the College Calendar and in the College Handbook.

Year 11 students need to be in full attendance for normal classes undertaking new work, and Year 12 Queensland Core Skills (QCS) students have three days of workshops and practice.
Year 11 VP and EP and Year 12 IP and EP have a program for the week. This is not a time to take holidays.

Exams and Reporting

Exams commence next week and reports will be available at the conclusion of the term. Parent Teacher interviews will be held on Thursday 2 May. This is an important opportunity for all parents/caregivers to communicate with the teaching staff about your child’s progress. Please mark this date on your calendar.

Year 11

On Thursday this week our Year 11 students sat their first Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) exam for English. The group was excellent in attitude and attendance to the task in this exam. Due to the nature of the assessment in the new Year 11 Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), Year 11 students will not receive an academic result on the Term 1 Interim Report. They will receive results for the other affective areas of learning. Results for Year 11 will be available next term and parents are encouraged to attend the Parent Teacher interviews (2 May) to discuss your son’s progress.

Year 12

I remind parents that Year 12 students are permitted to arrive at the College 20 minutes prior to the commencement of their exams or they may wish to attend the study rooms provided. Students must sign in and take their breaks at the usual lunchtimes. Dress is full College uniform.
The College must be informed immediately (3810 4400) if a senior school student is absent on the day of an exam.

Best wishes.
Carmel James, Assistant Principal Learning and Teaching

Calling for Nominations - QCS Chief Community Representative

Year 12 QCS Test 3/4 September 2019. Applications to St Edmund's by Friday 10 May 2019

The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) invites applications from parents or community members of St Edmund's College for the position of Chief Community Representative (CCR) in order to maintain the integrity, security and conduct of the 2019 Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test at St Edmund's College.

St Edmund's College requires TWO nominations for the role of Chief Community Representative.

Remuneration is $492.65.

The 2019 QCS Test for St Edmund's Year 12 Students will be held on Tuesday 3 September and Wednesday 4 September 2019 in St Edmund's College Hall.

Your nomination for the Chief Community Representative position should be completed and returned to ddenman@sec.qld.edu.au at St Edmund's College by Friday 10 May 2019 as applications require submission by St Edmund's to QCAA before 17 May.

Attachments:

1) 2019 QCAA QCS Chief Community Representative Nomination Form

2) 2019 QCAA QCS Chief Community Representative Information Sheet

Senior School

Middle School

Year 10 History Excursion

State Library and Macarthur Museum

Over the past two weeks, Year 10 students attended the History excursion at the State Library and the Macarthur Museum. From these visits, we learnt interesting facts and information about World War 2.
The day began with a bus ride to the State Library where we worked on our research assignments; complete with views of the Brisbane River. We also had access to the library’s extensive electronic resource catalogue.

We travelled across the bridge then to Queen Street where we had lunch before heading to the Macarthur Museum. Educators gave their time voluntarily to inform us of Brisbane’s important role during World War 2. We had the opportunity to try on World War 2 clothing and sit in General Macarthur’s office.

Overall, this was a great experience for the Year 10 cohort and I would definitely love to go back.

Hayden Molkentien, Year 10 student


Assistant Principal Students

Year 12 Formal

Thursday 16 May 2019 - Ipswich Civic Centre

YEAR 12 FORMAL - Thursday 16 May 2019 - 7.00pm (Week 4, Term 2)

- $110 per person
- Payment must be received by Wednesday 1 May 2019
- Payment can be made through the locked box in the Student Office. Cash or cheques (made out to St Edmund’s College) must be placed in an envelope marked “Formal Tickets Payment” with the student’s name and total amount of the payment. Payment can be made also through College Reception via credit card or EFTPOS or via the College App.
- It is not essential to take a partner.
- If you are taking a partner it is essential to advise any dietary requirements they have such as allergies, vegetarian or gluten-free meals.
- Seating plans will be made available outside the Deans’ Room (early Term 2) for students to note the names of the people (including partners) sitting at their table. Tables are comprised of 16 people. It is essential that students correctly spell their partner’s name on the table plan as this is used for the table place cards.
- The Pre-Formal is held from 6.00pm to 7.00pm at the College and photographers will be set up in the College Hall to take family photos. The photographers will move to the Ipswich Civic Centre for the evening for students, their partners and friendship groups to have photos taken.
- Finger food and punch are served at the Pre-Formal.
- Expensive transport is discouraged as the travel between school and venue is so short.
- Please contact Ms Vanessa Bell on 3810 4491 or vbell@sec.qld.edu.au with any further questions.

2019 Year 12 Jersey - How to Order - Reminder

Design attached - Cost $65.00

Orders for St Edmund’s College Senior Jerseys are now being taken. The design is posted on the notice board outside the Deans’ Room, on the College App and Facebook page, and pictured below.

Cost of the 2019 Senior Jersey is $65. Payments can be made at the College Reception via EFTPOS; Qkr!; or cash/cheque in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the student’s name and “Senior Jersey”, and placed in the locked box in the Student Office.

Students must sign to verify that their information is correct. Please direct all inquiries to Mr Mills during school hours on 3810 4400 or dmills@sec.qld.edu.au

Head Lice

Link to Queensland Government Health

An instance of head lice has been reported in the Year 7 cohort.

Please refer to the Queensland Government Health website for relevant information:

http://disease-control.health.qld.gov.au/Condition/711/head-lice

Career News

Careers - Week 7

Year 10 Careers BIA Assessments - Defence News - ADF Gap Year

Year Ten Careers Assessments

Last week we saw Year Ten students complete the second stage of their Career Assessment with Business Improvement Australia. All the boys have thoroughly engaged in the careers testing session and a one-on-one hour and a half interview with a member of the BIA team. We eagerly await the provision of a detailed report on their interests, abilities, attitudes and possible career choices. These will be provided to students and parents electronically when they are completed.

Defence News

ADF Gap Year is open!

You can now apply for the 2020 Australian Defence Force (ADF) Gap Year, to experience life in the Navy, Army or Air Force. It’s an opportunity to experience military life, without committing to a longer period. An ADF Gap Year is a way to have an adventurous year, gain valuable skills and work experience and get paid for it. In 2020 there are 25 roles to choose from including:

Requirements:

  • Australian citizen
  • Aged between 18 and 24 years on admission
  • Year 12 completion (required passes vary by job)

Watch Gap Year Videos here. Applications are available for a short time. This is a very popular program, so if you have a serious interest in it, apply now. See the Defence Jobs website for more information and to apply.

Defence Work Experience Program

Work experience is one way to find out if a military life is for you. Visit the Defence Work Experience website (click on ‘Placements’ and ‘Qld’) for a list of work experience opportunities to view a list of currently published opportunities for the year. You will need to speak to Mr Currie about applying. This is a popular program, so start your application early.

Upcoming Events:

25/03/2019 to 28/03/2019

Army Field and Familiarisation Program Enoggera, QLD

01/04/2019 to 30/11/2019

Air Traffic Control Familiarisation: RAAF Amberley, QLD - Flexible Dates

01/04/2019 to 30/11/2019

Mechanical Equipment and Operation Maintenance Workshop: RAAF Amberley, - Flexible Dates

29/04/2019 to 01/05/2019

Airforce Familiarisation Program Amberley, QLD

29/04/2019 to 02/05/2019

Army Field and Familiarisation Program Enoggera, QLD

20/05/2019

ADF Malaria and Infectious Disease Institute (ADFMIDI) - Research Facility Enoggera, QLD

27/05/2019 to 30/05/2019

Army Field and Familiarisation Program Enoggera, QLD

27/05/2019 to 31/05/2019

Army Medical Corps Overview Townsville, QLD

Tertiary News

USA sports scholarships and university placements

Many universities and colleges in the USA offer sports scholarships to students from other countries. To be considered for these scholarships you have to be able to demonstrate your sporting and academic potential. The process involved in researching available scholarships and applying for them is quite complex. There are several organisations that offer a service to help you through the process. It is important to find out as much as you can about the organisations and, if possible, talk to previous clients. The following are examples:

  • Study and Play in the USA – This organisation has had over a decade of experience helping young Australians gain sports scholarships in the USA. During this time, it has established regular contact with head coaches in a wide range of sports across the US. Visit the website for more information.
  • Aus Recruit – This organisation is a scholarship placement agency that represents talented student-athletes interested in obtaining sport scholarships to US universities. It has been operating since 2002. Read about the services provided by Aus Recruit on its website.
  • Internationally Educated – This organisation assists students and their families through the selection and application process for US universities. More information on the website.
  • Student Placement Australia New Zealand – This organisation offers several programs including an athletic and academic scholarships program through Go Campus. Find out more on the website.

I’m not eligible for an OP. Can I still apply for courses through QTAC?

Yes, when you apply to QTAC, you will be given an OP ineligible rank based on your best 20 semester units of Authority subjects, Authority-registered subjects and Vocational Education and Training (VET) recorded in your Learning Account. Sitting for the QCS Test could improve your OP ineligible rank and could be an advantage. Use the OP Ineligible Estimator on the QTAC website (scroll down to the OP Ineligible Estimator) or talk to your school Guidance Officer/Counsellor to get an idea of how QTAC will calculate your OP ineligible rank.

You may receive additional Adjustment Factors if you complete other qualifications that can be included in your Learning Account (e.g. Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma or acceptable music/speech and drama qualifications). If you receive more than one rank, the rules of the institutions you apply for will determine which of these ranks becomes your first order rank (the rank used for your competitiveness). Note that you must still meet the subject prerequisites and any other entry requirements of the courses you apply for.

Interstate Tertiary Applications

In addition to applying through QTAC for Queensland tertiary courses, you can apply for courses in other states. All states except Tasmania use a tertiary admission's centre. All applications are online. You should familiarise yourself with the application processes key dates for applications.

Career Spotlight

Dental health: Career pathways you may not know about

Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists provide supportive dental services in preventative and restorative dental procedures, and construct and repair dental appliances.

Related occupations include:

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Prosthetist
  • Dental Technician
  • Dental Therapist
  • Clinical Dental Technician
  • Dental Laboratory Assistant

Main tasks performed:

  • providing educational programs to motivate children, parents and the community in matters relating to oral health
  • providing fluoride therapy by applying remineralising solutions and desensitising agents
  • removing deposits from teeth
  • applying non-invasive fissure sealants to teeth
  • taking impressions of the mouth
  • taking dental radiographs

Source: myfuture

Mr Mark Currie, Careers Guidance Officer/Adviser

General

Music and Cultural

Music News

Performing Arts

We finally had a chance to catch our breath in the Performing Arts Department after a couple of big weeks. Thank you again to all students and staff who were involved in the performances for the Foundation Dinner and first Performing Arts Evening last week.

Assembly Performances

Last Friday saw Year 12 students Connor McGee and Jiiah Paton perform Pete Murray’s well known hit ‘Opportunity’. This song is known for its laid back acoustic style and the two young men replicated this very well giving a relaxed feel to the song. Well done Connor and Jiiah!

Noah and Hudson Bertram performed the classic Queen hit ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at Wednesday’s Activities Assembly. Both students are well known for their vocal ability and it was great to see them perform an instrumental rendition of this song with Noah playing piano and Hudson playing the electric guitar. They did an excellent job making a very difficult song to play appear easy. We look forward to hearing more performances from these extremely talented brothers. Great job Noah and Hudson!

Instrumental Lessons

End of term exams and assessment are approaching very quickly. Instrumental lessons will finish for the term over the next two weeks. Please confirm with your tutor, the date of your final lesson. A reminder to Year 7 students that your lessons will continue throughout the whole year (not just for Term 1).

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

APEX Debating - 11 March 2019

Round 2 Results

Year 8.7 - Loss Vs Ipswich Girls Grammar

Monday night saw the second round of debating for the season. The 8.7 team argued the affirmative of the topic ‘That the Android operating system is better than the Apple operating system’. First speaker, Angus Brosnan, focused on developing a more conversational tone and consequently his debate was engaging and persuasive. Third speaker, Michael Tate, had a calm and confident demeanour and rebutted technical points with clarity. The adjudicator congratulated all the speakers; however the more polished Ipswich Girls’ Grammar team were the winners on the night. (Ms Barnard)

Sport

Sports News - Week 7

AIC SPORT

AIC Swimming Championships

Congratulations to our swimmers for the way in which they represented the College at the AIC Swimming Championships this week. Our swimming program continues to improve and it was pleasing to see this improvement reflected in Monday’s results. We still have some work to do and will continue to explore ways to improve our swimming program moving forward.

Thank you to Ms Natalie Henness (Swimming Coordinator) and our coaching staff, Mr Simon Smith and Mr Anthony Cronan for their efforts throughout the year.

Volleyball, Cricket, Australian Rules

This week I spoke on Activities Assembly about the importance of finishing the Volleyball / Cricket and AFL season well. We still have one week of training and two fixtures remaining and attendance at these events is vital.

Term 2 AIC Sport Sign-On

Planning has begun for Term 2 sports with a sign-on for Rugby Union and Football (Soccer) held at the Activities Assembly during the week. If your son missed this sign-on he needs to email me at mluxton@sec.qld.edu with his name, year level and what sport he wishes to play. Trials for Rugby Union and Football will commence from Week 9 this term. All of this trial information will be placed on the College App and the respective EDE Pages.

Students interested in playing Chess must use the Sign-On that can be found on the Chess EDE page.

Cross Country

A reminder that the Cross Country season is officially underway and that the AIC Championships have been brought forward this year to Monday 13 May (Week 4, Term 2). This is much earlier than usual. As a result, training has started and we encourage students to attend these sessions. Details can be found on the App and the Cross Country EDE Page.

REPRESENTATIVE SPORT

Congratulations to the following boys who have been selected in Met-West teams so far this year:

Oliver Schmidt (Under 19 Cricket)
Dylan McAteer (Under 19 Cricket)
Kobe Rae (Under 19 Cricket)
Ryan Verrenkamp (Swimming)
Ethan Leigh (Under 19 Softball)
Caleb McDonald (Under 15 Touch Football)
Mitchell Wade (Under 15 Touch Football)
Zane Kaartz (Under 15 Touch Football)
Tyler Cuthbert (Under 15 Touch Football)
Ethan Suthers (Under 14 Baseball)
Jack Treagle (Under 14 Baseball)
Jeremy Suthers (Under 18 Baseball)
Billy Cruice (Under 18 Basketball)

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

AIC Volleyball Results - 9 March 2019

Round 5 Vs St Peter's Lutheran College

Firsts – Win 3-2. Saturday’s match provided a great representation of the strength of AIC Volleyball across the schools. Every Firsts team in the AIC is capable of producing excellent Volleyball and this was certainly on display last weekend. It was evident that something special was required for the game to be won, especially when starting the 5th set 5-0 down. Thankfully, Benjamin Thomas and Nicholas Rumpf were able to find sparks of brilliance in order to take the team over the line. Nathaniel Grace, Luke Thorne and Christian Thomas were consistently effective throughout the game.

Seconds – Loss 0-2. An uncharacteristic display from the team.The game always appeared to be within their grasp; however they were unable to take a lead and establish any prolonged dominance over their opponents. During both sets the players managed to fight back to level points and apply pressure; however on each occasion St Peter’s were able to break free to take the win with unforced errors proving costly for SEC. The task is to bounce back for the final two fixtures of the season.

Thirds – Win 2-0. The team produced their second win in a tight match where the players were required to hold their nerve. One key was to limit the amount of “free” points given to the opposition, especially on serve. Lachlan Papas and Campbell Ross delivered on this aspect while increasing pressure on the St Peter’s team at crucial times during the sets.

11A – Win 2-0. A routine game of Volleyball led to a win. Athleticism was our players greatest advantage managing to overcome the power-hitting of St Peter’s with a strong blocking game. Liam Kember defended well while Samuel Burling and Timothy Foy maintained an attacking presence over the court.

10A – Loss 1-2. The team encountered a tough first set, narrowly missing the win. The momentum from the first continued to the second set winning this convincingly; however the deciding set was not SEC’s. The players continue their journey to develop as volleyballers and sportsmen.

10B – Win 2-1. An awesome all-round performance saw the team clinch their first win of the season. Special mention to Thomas Collins and Jiehao Liang for great games.

9A – Loss 1-2. A high class game of Volleyball for 9A standard. Intense firepower on the opposition’s net coupled with poor first reception allowed St Peter’s to take the second set. Better on-court communication and early movement to the ball will aid the team in future games.

9B – Loss 1-2. A good effort from the team for the first set; however we failed to capitalise losing 25-23. Following a significant loss in the second set the players regained their composure for a convincing third set win.

9C – Loss 0-3. Poor effort from the majority of the team led to a disappointing three set loss. Lack-lustre serving gave away a significant number of easy points. An excellent game from Jack Halvorsen and a brilliant second set from Edward Lovi.

8A – Loss 0-3. Three close sets played against quality opposition where the team displayed good passages of play. A number of unforced errors including failure to cover the line and service errors made the difference. Jack Thomas and Tyson Golding were the best players.

8B – Win 3-0. The team achieved a win although undisciplined effort was displayed at times. The serving of Flynn Helland and Toby Wilkinson was fundamental to the win. Don Palatty Davis, Toby Wilkinson and Oskar Capp were outstanding in their court movement. Calling for the ball and moving the feet in anticipation are two areas needing improvement.

8C – Win 2-1. An exhilarating third set secured the win for SEC. A committed first set generated much energy into the game although the team was neither dominant nor clinical. Irregular poor serving and communication in the second set eventuated in the loss of that set. A great win; however there is room for improvement.

7A – Win 3-0. A great win, although the game appeared to be on our terms. Making sure of placement and utilising a three-unit structure need to be addressed. More depth across the net will aid the team in the final season games. Excellent serving by Ryan Smith.

7B – Win 2-1. Lack of intensity made it hard for the team in the first set; however the momentum swung and the points came SEC’s way. A strong start to this weekend’s game is essential.

7C – Win 2-1. Strong serving allowed the players to achieve a victory against St Peter’s. The team has demonstrated their developing skills throughout the season which are beginning to pay off. Special mention to Digger Marschke for a most improved performance.

AIC Cricket Results - 9 March 2019

Round 5 Vs St Peter's Lutheran College

Firsts – Win 4/114 to 8/113. Losing the toss and bowling suited the fast bowling cartel of the Blue and White on a very wet wicket. Blayde Klass achieved an early breakthrough in his third over sending the stumps cartwheeling. This was followed by an excellent catch from Samuel Callaghan off the bowling of Patrick Towne. A steady middle order from St Peter’s lifted their total to 113 after 50 overs. Patrick Schmidt was outstanding with the ball picking up 1/6 off 10 overs. Blair Chisholm and Dylan McAteer built 37 runs each to steer the players home for the first win of the season. A great team performance which gives renewed confidence for the final two rounds.

10 B –Loss 8/157 to 10/164. A close, tough game against St Peter’s A team. The game came down to the wire with SEC needing 10 runs off the last over to snatch victory; however we fell short by 7 runs. Great batting performances from Nathan Cox 29 off 14 and Shaun Costello who top-scored with 35. Billy Mole was our pick of the bowlers with 3-33.

9A – Loss 10/115 to 2/116. Following last week’s heavy defeat the 9A players trained hard and were ready for the game against St Peter’s. Losing the toss SEC was sent into bat on a tricky wicket. Wickets fell consistently with Andrew Bremner top-scoring with a fighting knock of 44. SEC was dismissed for a respectable 115. The opening partnership of Connor Sampson and Benjamin Suthers bowled well to have St Peter’s 1-33 off 10 overs, providing the team with a good platform of pressure. The players were unable to sustain this pressure, allowing St Peter’s to take control of the match, reaching the target 2 down after 23 overs. The team is confident of being back in the winners’ circle with their last home game of the year against Iona this week.

8A – Loss 9/66 to 4/133. Poor fielding resulted in the team trailing; however Ethan Dinsdale, Ethan Windolf and Harrison Woodruffe delivered tight bowling, Ryan Pickering picked up two great wickets and Ben Naish batted well through the SEC innings.

8B – Win 7/122 to 9/121. The 8Bs recorded an emphatic victory. St Peter’s posted a competitive total of 9-121 with the best bowling recorded by Ashton Olsen in his third game of cricket (2-20.) The batting was off to a shaky start with SEC falling to 3-30 off 7 overs until Zachary Ball came to the wicket and displayed some outstanding power hitting to all corners of the ground. He amassed 51 runs and steered SEC to a two wicket victory; the first for many of the players since Year 7. Well done to all the team members.

7A – Loss 10/31 to 1/34. The loss of early wickets dented SEC’s chance of batting through the overs for the fourth consecutive match; however the 7As soldiered on into the twenty-fourth over. St Peter’s bowled a consistent line, moving the ball from leg to off side to restrict SEC to 31 runs. Lachlan Wendt spent valuable time in the centre. While low totals are difficult to defend, SEC made St Peter’s work for their victory, passing our total in the twelfth over. Ryder Rundell swapped the keeping gloves for the ball and bowled well, finishing with the figures of 1/7 from his 4 overs. Lucas O’Connell (0/10 from 4 overs), Angus Richardson (0/6 from 2 overs) and Brayden Lewis (0/10 from 2 overs) chipped in to the team effort. The 7As realised that one must chance the arm of the fielder and take the easy singles on offer and clear communication between the batters is vital to prevent run-outs.

7B – Loss. A tough defeat for the team. Continued hard work to improve their skills has encouraged the players to look forward to a new challenge each week.

AIC Australian Rules Fixtures - 15/16 March 2019

Round 6 Vs Iona College

FRIDAY 15 MARCH - Years 8 to 12

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

Open

5.45pm

Away

Yeronga FC, Field 1 Cansdale Street, Yeronga

8/9

4.30pm

Away

Yeronga FC, Field 1 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 16 MARCH - Year 7

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

Year 7

10.00am

Away

St Laurence's Fields, Field 4 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 March 2019

Round 6 Vs Iona College

FIRSTS

12:15pm

Away

Iona College, Court 1, 85 North Road, Lindum

SECONDS

11:15am

Away

Iona College, Court 1, 85 North Road, Lindum

THIRDS

9:15am

Away

Iona College, Court 1, 85 North Road, Lindum

11A

10:15am

Away

Iona College, Court 1, 85 North Road, Lindum

10A

11:15am

Away

Iona College, Court 2, 85 North Road, Lindum

10B

10:15am

Away

Iona College, Court 2, 85 North Road, Lindum

9A

12:15pm

Home

St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 1, Woodend

9B

11:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 1, Woodend

9C

11:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 2, Woodend

8A

10:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 1, Woodend

8B

9:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 1, Woodend

8C

8:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 1, Woodend

7A

10:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 2, Woodend

7B

9:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 2, Woodend

7C

8:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 2, Woodend

AIC Cricket Fixtures - 16 March 2019

Round 6 Vs Iona College

FIRSTS

9:30am

Away

Iona College, Davine Oval, 85 North Road, Lindum

Turf

10B

8:15am

Away

Iona College, McCarthy Oval, 85 North Road, Lindum

Turf

9A

8:15am

Home

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

Turf

8A

1:00pm

Home

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

Turf

8B

1:00pm

Home

St Edmund’s College, Mulkerin Oval, Woodend

Turf

7A

1:00pm

Home

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

Turf

7B

8:15am

Home

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

Turf

Tuckshop

Tuckshop Roster - Week 8

Commencing 18 March 2019

Mon 18 Mar: R Osborne, M Nugent, C Hendry, E Woodruff.
Tue 19 Mar: L Maher, S Eaton, A Kennedy.M Gould.
Wed 20 Mar: B MacDonald, T Costello, S Leonard.
Thu 21 Mar: S Hart, H Rahn, H Turner.
Fri 22 Mar: C Cuskelly, S Verrenkamp

School News

Enrolment News - Week 8

Interviews commencing tomorrow for Year 7, 2021

Interviews for Year 7 in 2021 commence tomorrow. Please spread the word to family and friends to apply now to be in our first round of interviews.

Students entering Year 7 in 2020 have attended their first Rookies’ afternoon. The second afternoon is scheduled for next Friday, 29 March. Places are filling fast for 2020 and we anticipate a Waiting List once again.

Please contact Enrolments on 3810 4448 or enrolments@sec.qld.edu.au for any further assistance. Thank you.

SEC Parents & Friends Association - Annual General Meeting

Thursday 21 March 2019

St Edmund’s College Parents and Friends Association
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Thursday 21 March 2019 at 5.30pm
Pender House, 5 Mary Street, Woodend
St Edmund’s College Campus
ALL WELCOME

Student Office - Unclaimed Property - Week 8

Check for missing items

Student Office

A significant amount of unnamed property continues to accumulate in the Student Office including items of College Uniform: blue shirts, grey shorts, sports shirts, caps and black leather school shoes; also laptop satchels, sports bags, work boots, towels, water bottles and lunch boxes including larger zip-type lunch boxes and other various items of clothing.

Please check with the Student Office as soon as possible, or ask your son to check for any property items which he may be missing. All items remaining at the end of term (Thursday 4 April) will be donated to St Vincent de Paul.

Uniform Shop

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