Newsletter - 17 August 2018

This week

Principal's Office

From The Principal

Advocating for our Young Eddies’ Men

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends,

Advocating for our Young Eddies’ Men

Raising adolescent boys is not an easy job. It is especially tricky when they trip up and act inappropriately, as they will do from time to time. We know that positive feedback and affirmation is essential for our young men as they traverse their way to adulthood. When they experience success we readily congratulate them and celebrate their achievements. These can be times of immense joy and family connectedness. So how do we advocate for our young men when they behave in ways that we disapprove? I think these can potentially be the times when we are most influential in shaping their attitudes and instilling in them important life values. It is often where we draw the line on what we believe is socially acceptable for the common good. It can be a signal to look behind the behaviour and try to understand the motivation. We know this is difficult to pin down because the adolescent brain can be impetuous, unpredictable and moody. The key to helping our young men at these times when they disappoint, says Steve Biddulph in his book Raising Boys, is to listen and love unconditionally. I suppose its easier said than done and when we are not at our best it can be a challenge. One thing I have learnt though is that our young men have big hearts and when they have let us down they can surprise us with their receptivity to our earnest efforts to listen to them and defend their dignity. Through these experiences they learn how to truly be a ‘brother to another’.

Cross Country Age Champions 2018

Congratulations to Jude Thomas for his outstanding first place in the blue-ribbon event, Open Boys AIC Cross Country 2018 Championship. Jude was well supported with four of his fellow Eddies’ Open Team members, crossing the line in the top eleven runners, resulting in a meritorious second place overall in what was a high-calibre competitive race. Well done gentlemen. Joel Powell was also honoured with a podium finish taking out second place in the Under 12 event and helping his team to a top five finish. Well done Jude and Joel for flying the Eddie’s flag.

Despite an overall aggregate improvement from last year Eddies took out 8th place. What is gratifying is that in the last two years our aggregate results have been improving. The AIC Cross Country standard is also improving making it among the strongest fields of cross country runners in schoolboys’ Cross-Country championships in Queensland. We will definitely be stronger next year going on the emerging talent that we are seeing and the improved commitment of the boys to training and conditioning. Thank you to our wonderful coaching and training staff for the time and effort they put in to prepare the Eddies teams.

Photo of the Week

Please keep in your prayers Mr Nigel Raddie and his wife, Natasha, and family following the recent passing of Nigel’s mother-in-law. We also hold Mr Mark Currie and his family in our thoughts and prayers while his Dad lies gravely ill.

Live, Jesus, in our hearts…FOREVER!

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal




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Mission and Community

Year 11 Leadership Day

Year 11 Leadership Retreats and Formation

Over the past term, our Year 11 students have been preparing to take on the student leadership of our College in 2019. The students have completed Leadership in Action team challenges. They have explored what is important to them as individuals within the Year 11 cohort and been challenged to offer and listen to each other’s opinions. The retreats gave the students a chance to reflect on the qualities of leaders they admire, the Eddies Story, our College Values and the Touchstones.

The second day concluded with discussions and planning around what priorities the students would like to commit to in their Senior year, as well as how they might address some of the challenges. The feedback from the days was very positive. Having received their application packs now for the leadership positions, the year level as a whole appears committed to stepping up and continuing to build a positive culture at St Edmund’s College.

Leaders of 2019 at a Glance: below is a profile of our students, developed by the students on day one.

We are inspired by:


  • Parents
  • Positive people
  • Leadership
  • Powerful actions within the community that have positive impacts on others

We want to be remembered for:

  • Being friendly
  • Being yourself
  • Being unique
  • Commitment
  • Being remembered as a leader, in sport
  • Involvement in Co-curricular activities

Common qualities of the group:

  • Humour
  • Commitment
  • Understanding
  • Encouragement
  • Effort
  • Positivity
  • Friendship
  • Teamwork

We share common fears:

  • Of Failing
  • Losing loved ones
  • Life
  • Death/Dying alone

Teamwork strengths the group shares:

  • Compromising
  • Communication skills
  • Listening to others opinion and respecting feed back
  • Co-operation
  • Involvement

Ideas we would like to champion in our Senior Year:

  • Participation
  • Getting an OP 1-10
  • Try our best and succeed
  • Do well academically
  • Becoming involved in the College
The Leaders’ Prayer

Before the cohort set off on their second leadership formation day, our Year 11 students prayed the following prayer:

Dear Lord,

We need your guidance,

Give us the wisdom to nourish the needs of the

St Edmund’s community.

Give us the faith to be open to the spirit of God.

Give us the strength to uphold the traditions and values of St Edmund’s College.

Give us the compassion to work with our fellow students and teachers so that a love of learning may be translated into a love for all.

We pray that we’ll be blessed as we prepare to lead our community.


Important information about QATSIF applications

Applications have been given to relevant students. If you have any questions or concerns please see Mrs Marysia Rice. Applications need to be returned to Mrs Rice by Monday 20 August 2018.

Upcoming Events

There are many events and service opportunities that take place around the College. These activities enrich the lives of the students and the wider community. We strongly encourage all our students to get involved in community activities throughout the year.

Mission and Community Dates and Events - Term 3

Parents, Families and Friends, mark these dates in your diary. We would love you to join in our community events throughout Term Three.

Friday 24 August: Final Rookies Afternoon

The last opportunity for the Year 7s of 2019 to gather and experience time at Eddies.

Sunday 26 August: Parish Mass at St Mary’s Church Ipswich 6.00pm

All are welcome to share in the Eucharistic Celebration and stay for a cuppa and a chat following Mass.

Friday 31 August: Dads ‘n’ Lads Evening 6.00pm

Dads and significant men in the lives of our students, come along with your lad for an evening of fun to mark Fathers’ Day and to acknowledge the important place in our community of these men.

Thursday 30 August: Purga Mission Formation Trip

Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are invited together with a friend to experience a day out at Purga Mission. They will hear stories of the area and share the day with students from St Mary’s and the Flexi-Learning Centre. More information is available from Mrs Rice’s office. Please return forms by Tuesday 21 August.

Wednesday 5 September: Year 10 Rite of Passage Challenge Day and Ceremony

The culmination of a term of reflection, activity and development, where the Year 10 students will participate in activity, challenge and reflection throughout the day. This will end in the evening with the Rite of Passage Ceremony. All parents are invited to attend and more information will be provided.

Friday *14 September: Mothers’ Mass and Dinner
*Please note this date has changed from the one printed on the school calendar.

Beginning with Mass at St Mary’s Parish Church followed by dinner at Brothers Ipswich Leagues Club, Wildey Street, Raceview, all Mothers and women connected to the College are invited to share in this event. Dinner bookings are $35 via College Reception (3810 4400) or Kath Creedy (0403 26 99 55. Full details are provided on the flyer.

Have a wonderful week.

Live Jesus in our hearts… forever!

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Mission and Community

Learning & Teaching

Teaching and Learning

Bookings required for Year 10 SET Plan Interviews - 21 to 23 August

Goal Setting and Improvement

All students set their goals for improvement in their subject areas at the beginning of this term. These goals should be displayed somewhere visible for your son to see when he is working at home. They can be above his desk, on the fridge or on a mirror in his bedroom. If he can sight them on a regular basis, they become a visible reminder of what he aims to achieve.

Year 10 SET PLAN Interviews - 21 to 23 August

Year 10 Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan interviews will be conducted next week on Tuesday 21 August, Wednesday 22 August and Thursday 23 August. Interviews need to be booked via PTO (ParentTeacherOnline) prior to Tuesday.

The College endeavours to provide a thorough planning process with the students including the Business Improvement Australia (BIA) conducted earlier in the year, three weeks of talks with Heads of Department, the Subject Selection Evening, completion of a SET Plan booklet, and the one-to-one interview with each student and at least one parent or caregiver.

We thank parents for your participation in this process as the SET Plan interview represents that vital connection between the College and parents, to achieve the best outcomes for your sons. We are working together to discern pathways for our students for their future, both into Senior School and for their life beyond the College. We value this privilege of working with parents and boys. This partnership is enhanced through parents or caregivers attending these meetings, having fruitful discussions at home about your sons’ interests, his strengths and having considered choices that are right for the individual. Once the interviews have been completed and selections finalised, the timetable will be built according to the students’ choices and each will receive his subjects before the end of the year.

Year 11

On Monday and Tuesday next week (20/21 August), the preliminary judging for the 2018 Mentoring Program will be conducted. The final judging will be held at USQ Ipswich on Thursday 30 August.

Mentoring candidates are Henry Abkin (Astrophysics); Dominic Boyle (Law); Patrick Cavanagh (Psychology); William Day (Astrophysics); Lachlan Dutney (Optometry); Anthony Gatti (Law); Sebastian Howie (Defence Force Pilot); John Jefferson Electrical Engineering - RAAF); Flynn Morris-Shute (Economics); Ronan Murphy (Film Industry - Directing); Dylan Palmer (Law); Lachlan Papas (Economics); Luke Parsons (Zoology); Lachlan Stacey (Accounting); Riley Steinhardt (Architecture); Bowen Walker (Aerospace Engineering); and Kristian Williamson (Software Development).

Year 12

Now that the one-to-one interviews for Year 12 are complete, students should be focusing on the goals that they set for this term. The students sitting the Queensland Core Skills (QCS) test had their final briefing with their Short Response Item markers recently and received important feedback about their progress. We wish these students well in these last two weeks before the test and we keep them in our prayers.

Best wishes.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning

Library News - Week 5

Celebrating Science Week

The Library was busier than usual this week celebrating Science Week. The theme for 2018 was Game Changers & Change Makers. On Monday the students competed in the Spaghetti Tower Challenge. Competitors had to construct the tallest tower using only marshmallows and spaghetti. The winning tower was 95cm tall.

All Sci-Fi enthusiasts gathered on Tuesday to compete in the hotly contested quiz.

We rounded off the week with the Periodic Table constructed entirely of cupcakes. Students had to match an element with its symbol to be able to eat that cake.

Ms Karen Callaghan, Teacher-Librarian

Senior School

Middle School


Pastoral News

Career News

Careers - Week 5

Summer & Christmas Casual Jobs - University Scholarships - Apprenticeships

Want an apprenticeship in 2018? Begin your search now

Year 12s, don’t wait until you finish school in November to start looking for an apprenticeship. Start now as many employers begin to recruit for 2018 from this time of the year. The first thing you need to do is decide on the type of apprenticeship you want. The Queensland Training Information Service website has a list of apprenticeships currently available in Queensland.

Click on the apprenticeships you are interested in for more information about the job. You can also talk to people already in the job and/or do work experience to help you with your decision. The following websites have useful steps to gaining an apprenticeship:

Job Outlook - a place to start looking

The Australian Government’s Job Outlook website is a great place to start when deciding about the sorts of study or training you would like to pursue. If you don’t know how to start using the site, do the Career Quiz to develop your job profile. This will narrow down your options by suggesting jobs that match your job profile.

Then you can use Career Profile section to read about the employment outlook, pay level, main tasks, physical requirements and more of a wide variety of careers.

The Future Outlook section of the website has information about the industries that are expected to grow in the future and the skills they'll require. ‘Resources for you’ at the bottom of the home page has links to other useful websites.

The new Careers with STEM: Engineering 2018 magazine

You can read the 2018 Careers with STEM: Engineering 2018 on the Careers with STEM online reader. Read other magazines by Careers with STEM on their website. This magazine is packed with new ideas, careers and study options in engineering and beyond.

Urban and Regional Planning

Urban and regional planners develop policies and plans for the use of land and resources. They advise on the economic, environmental, social and cultural needs of particular locations or regions as they relate to the built environment and the community. They also work on large-scale projects such as new suburbs, towns, industrial areas, commercial and retail developments, urban renewal projects and transportation links.

According to Job Outlook, this is a relatively small occupational group with employment prospects showing moderate growth in the future. To become an urban and regional planner you usually need to study urban, regional or environmental planning at university. You may also consider other degrees that emphasise related fields such as architecture, economics, environmental management or science, geography and sociology. Courses available in Queensland include:

Visit the Open Universities Australia Student Blog for a case study on Michael, an Urban Planning Project Officer.

Selection guidelines for initial teacher education courses – entry requirements

Applicants for initial teacher education (ITE) courses have changed for 2019. You must meet academic and non-academic entry requirements. Academic entry requirements include subject prerequisites and OP/Selection rank thresholds. Your can find academic entry requirements for each course in Course search on the QTAC website home page.

To meet the non-academic entry requirements, you must demonstrate possession of key competencies outlined by the Australian Institute of School Leadership . You must complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for and understanding of the course and profession. You will also provide a written statement addressing your interest in teaching and children/young people and your involvement in personal learning and leadership activities. For more information visit the QTAC website.

Indigenous employment with ANZ

ANZ offers several employment opportunities to Indigenous students. These include part-time school-based traineeships, full-time traineeships and graduate programs for students who complete a university degree. Visit the ANZ website for details.

Want a Summer and/or Christmas casual job?

A article shows that the July-August period is the time to get your applications in order for end-of-year casual roles. SEEK data shows that July traditionally is the first month of a four-month spike in the number of job advertisements placed in the hospitality, tourism and retail sectors, as employers look to shore up their Christmas and Summer casual workforces. September is the month when most job ads are placed in these industries. Now is the time to have your resume ready to submit, a cover letter prepared, and even start looking for job ads.

Applying for university scholarships

Even if you think you may not get one, go ahead and apply for a scholarship. What do you have to lose? Scholarships tend to fall into one of the following categories:

  • Academic
  • Equity
  • Indigenous
  • Sports
  • Field of study (e.g. engineering, IT)
  • International
  • External (e.g. sponsored by an organisation outside of the university)

Every university website has a scholarship web page with details about the scholarships available, the value of the scholarship, the selection criteria and the application process. The initial application for many university scholarships is online, followed by a submission of supporting documents.

Tips for applying for university scholarships

The following are tips to help you maximise your chance of gaining a scholarship:

  • Apply for all the scholarships you are eligible for
  • Read the information on the university's scholarship web page
  • Follow the directions exactly and answer all parts of each question
  • Include all documents requested
  • Ensure that written applications are readable and provide examples to back up attributes and achievements
  • Start preparing your application early
  • Keep a list of personal achievements, extra-curricular activities you are involved in, both at school and in the wider community and any awards you have received
  • Collect ideas for your application over time – start with dot points
  • Do drafts of your application – get feedback (see your school Guidance Officer/Counsellor)
  • Ask referees for supporting statements early, not at the last minute. They are usually very busy people
  • When required, include examples of personal attributes and achievements such as:
  • Awards gained
  • Leadership (including coaching)
  • Volunteering and other community participation
  • Teamwork (sport, work, etc.)
  • Initiative
  • How you may give back to the university.
  • Include your career aspirations and how the university course can help you achieve them
  • Submit your application by the due date.

UMelb: New Scholarships

Additional scholarships will be available to students applying to The University of Melbourne:

  • Hansen Scholarship Program –
    • Commences in 2020 with the aim of providing 20 x students from around Australia with the financial, academic and social support to study. They will receive free accommodation in a purpose-built hall with paid living expenses for their undergraduate degree. Applications open in early 2019. More information is available here.
  • Melbourne National Merit Scholarship –
    • All undergraduate applicants who completed school outside of Victoria with an an ATAR of 99.00 – 99.85 will be eligible to automatically receive a one-off allowance of $8,000 in the first semester of enrolment. More information is available here.
  • Melbourne Humanitarian Access Scholarship –
    • Commences in 2019 for 4 x students who have applied for asylum in Australia. Recipients will receive $5,000 per year living allowance and a full fee remission for the standard duration of their degree. Find more information here.

UQ Sport scholarships

Applications for UQ sporting scholarships are now open. Visit their website for more information

USQ: Early Round Scholarships closing soon

University of Southern Queensland offers 50 x Early Round scholarships to Year 12 students before they complete high school and receive their OP results. The application window for the Early Round Scholarships closes on 31 August 2018. Read more about the Early Round Scholarships here.

QUT Vision Australia scholarships

Each year, Vision Australia awards Further Education Bursaries to a select number of students who are blind or have low vision. The bursaries provide adaptive technology to help students fully participate and succeed in their chosen studies. Assistive technology can eliminate barriers to education and enhance access to information. It enables students to read course material, conduct research and improve their student life. For more information and details on how to apply, please visit

Upcoming Australian Defence Force (ADF) Information Sessions

The following Australian Defence Force information sessions will be held in August and September. You will be able to find out about opportunities in the ADF. For details about these events and for information on Army Reserve Information Sessions, visit the Defence Jobs Australia Facebook site and click on the link.

Upcoming Events:


Army Officer Information Session Brisbane


Army Reserve Information Session Brisbane


Australian Defence Force Academy Information Session Gold Coast


Trade Careers Information Session Ipswich


Defence Careers Information Session Chermside


7yh Combat Brigade Open Day Chermside


A Night in the Army Reserve Information Dession Southport

Selected Queensland tertiary institution open days


15 – Central Queensland University Online for those who cannot attend a bricks and mortar campus, get your answers from an open day hosted completely online. Join anytime between 3 – 6 pm on Wednesday 15 August 2018. See more information and register on the CQU event page.

19 – University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, from 9 am – 3 pm on Sunday 19 August 2018. Get started by downloading the app and 2019 UQ Undergraduate Guide on the UQ Open Day website.

19 – University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba open day at the Toowoomba campus from 10 am – 2 pm on Sunday 19 August 2018. Add the event to your calendar and register your attendance at the USQ open day website to go in the draw to win a $1000 gift card.

19 – Central Queensland University Rockhampton open day hosted at the Rockhampton campus just off the Bruce Highway in Norman Gardens, Rockhampton from 9 am – 1 pm on Sunday 19 August 2018. See more information and register on the CQU event page.


1 – Central Queensland University Emerald open day hosted at the Emerald campus just off the Capricorn Highway, Emerald. Drop in anytime between 9 am – 1 pm on Friday 1 September 2018. See more information and register on the CQU event page.

1 – University of Southern Queensland Ipswich open day at the Ipswich campus from 10 pm – 1 pm on Saturday 1 September 2018. Add the event to your calendar and register your attendance at the USQ open day website to go in the draw to win a $1000 gift card.

7 – University of Southern Queensland Springfield open day at the Springfield campus from 3 pm – 7 pm pm on Friday 7 September 2018. Add the event to your calendar and register your attendance at the USQ open day website to go in the draw to win a $1000 gift card.

Ms Madelyn Hall, Acting Careers Guidance Officer


From All Saints Parish, Boonah

General Parish Assembly - 16 September 2018

News from All Saints Parish, Boonah - Father Nicholas Okafor

"Listen with the ear of the heart" - St Benedict

All Saints Parish, Boonah welcomes all parishioners to a General Parish Assembly after Mass (approximately 10:30am) on Sunday 16 September, to be held in All Saints Parish Hall, John St, Boonah.

This gathering will be open to all parishioners and will be a time for Father Nicholas to listen to your thoughts on all topics related to the Parish. We look forward to your company.

Yours in Christ, All Saints Boonah Parish Council.

For more information, please contact Ms Fiona Hogeveen (Parish Council Member, St John’s, Peak Crossing on M: 0402 028 662), or Father Nicholas for further information.

Music and Cultural

Music News - Week 5

Qld Catholic Colleges' Music Festival this weekend!

The Queensland Catholic Colleges' Musical Festival - Villanova College

The Queensland Catholic Colleges Music Festival will take place this weekend at Villanova College. This year, three College Ensembles will be participating in the festival; these include the College Choir, Combined Colleges’ Choir and the Combined Colleges’ String Ensemble. I would like to wish all of the students involved in these ensembles ‘good luck’ and give a big ‘thank you’ to Ms Frances O’Sullivan and Ms Sandra Randall for all their hard work and effort in preparing these ensembles for the festival.

Performing Arts Night - Wednesday 22 August 2018

The Performing Arts Night for Term 3 will take place next Wednesday in the Performing Arts Centre, starting at 6.00pm. This will be another demonstration of the wonderful talent we have, not only at St Edmunds but also St Mary’s College. Be sure to come along for a very entertaining evening!

College Assembly, Friday 10 August

On last Friday's Assembly, Tutor, DJ Bacon, and Year 10 student, Nathan Curr, showcased various DJ’ing techniques. We often think of DJ’ing being a solo performance, so this was a great demonstration of how DJs can work together. Well done Nathan!

Instrumental Lessons

We are just over the half-way point for instrumental lessons for Term 3. Students must keep checking their lesson times, then let their tutor or myself know of any problems with attendance.

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music


SEC Sports News - Week 5

Basketball - Tennis - Athletics - Hockey


Basketball and Tennis

A tough weekend of sport against strong opposition from Villanova College. Congratulations to our Firsts and Seconds teams, Basketball teams, and our 9A and 9B Tennis teams who had victories. The Firsts Basketball was certainly a thriller, going down to the final seconds before we secured the winning bucket. The atmosphere in the hall was awesome and it was great to see the SEC School Spirit that afternoon.

This weekend we take a rest from Basketball and Tennis due to the Ekka Week. All students should be settling back into normal training schedules next week as we prepare for the next round of fixtures against St Laurence’s College.


It was a big week of Athletics with our Inter-House Carnival events being held throughout the week. There seems to be a lot of momentum and enthusiasm around Athletics at the moment. This is great to see as we work towards the AIC Championships, where we will try to improve on our 2017 Aggregate 4th Placing.


Touch Football

Best of luck to our three Touch Football sides who compete in Toowoomba on Sunday.


Well done to our Hockey players who had a win over Grace Lutheran College (14-0) in their third fixture for the season in the Qld Hockey Schoolboys’ Cup competition. The team plays Kelvin Grove State High this evening at the State Hockey Centre in their fourth clash.

Under 16 Schoolboys’ National Hockey Championships

Last week, Matthew West (Year 11) represented Queensland in the National Under 16 Schoolboys’ Hockey Championships on the Gold Coast. Zac Profke (Year 12) was an umpire at the same tournament. The Queensland Team, with Matthew as goal-keeper, proceeded to the Grand Final, where they defeated Western Australian to become the National Under 16 Hockey Champions. Zac Profke was selected as one of the umpires for the Grand Final, a big honour.

Matthew West, Goalkeeper, National Under 16 Schoolboys' Hockey Champion Team, and Zac Profke, Umpire, National Schoolboys' Hockey Championships Grand Final.

This week Zac Eleison (Year 9) is umpiring at the National Under 12 Schoolboys’ Championships, which conclude this weekend in Newcastle.

Zac Eleison, Year 9, National Hockey Umpire

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

SEC Hockey

Brisbane Schoolboys' Cup Competition

The 2018 Hockey season is well under way. The Brisbane Hockey Schoolboys’ Cup competition this year includes Brisbane Boys’ College (BBC), Grace Lutheran College, Kelvin Grove State High, Marist College Ashgrove, Padua College and St Edmund’s College.

The St Edmund’s team sits in second place on 9 points behind Marist Ashgrove, with convincing wins against BBC (4:1), Grace Lutheran (14:0) and Padua (9;1). A missed round is all that separates the first and second positions.

Completed games against Kelvin Grove State High and Marist College will lead into the final game set down for 31 August. Looking forward to a successful year.

Mr Paul McNamara, SEC Hockey Coordinator

Wolfpack Junior Basketball Clinic - Saturday 18 August

Years 7, 8 and 9 AIC Basketball Teams


In Association With Brian Kerle Basketball
DATE: Saturday 18 August 2018
YEAR 7 - 2.00pm to 3.00pm
YEARS 8 and 9 - 3.00pm to 4.00pm
VENUE: BREMER STATE HIGH SCHOOL - 133 Warwick Road - Ipswich

AIC Tennis Results - 11 August 2018

AIC Round 3 Vs Villanova College

AIC TENNIS Round 3 vs Villanova College, 11 August 2018

Firsts – Loss 3-5 Single breaks of serve in the reverse doubles was the difference between a win or loss. Nathan Meier showed continuing tenacity for a good singles win. Nichalous Petryszyn produced a tie-break singles victory. Joshua Smith played well in a competitive singles match.
Seconds – Loss 3-5 Philip Cen played another marathon singles to win in a tie-break. Benjamin Snell had another win as No. 1 player. Doubles play seems to be the team’s downfall.
11A – Loss 2-6 Lachlan Dutney and Jeremy Suthers won their reverse doubles match in a 5-3 tie-break. 10A – Loss 1-7 Connor Cash and Baylen Wagner had close singles losses, while Scott Morrice and Connor Cash won their doubles. All team members put in a good effort against a high-standard opponent.
10B – Loss 1-7 Harry Howman played well to win his singles set.
9A – Win 7-1 A second win for the season. Connor Kennedy and Mitchell Vesper achieved strong wins against formidable opponents, then partnered to win both doubles games. Jaika Thompson continued his winning form and Haydon Caunce won his first singles of the season.
9B – Win 8-0 Kai Baker, Hugh Tyne, Shaun Costello and Daniel Fordham won their sets. The players conceded just eleven games during the morning. Well done to both teams.
8A –Loss 0-8 A commendable effort by all players, who contributed well against a strong Villanova team, with evidence in various quality matches. All players fought hard in their singles, with long matches providing excellent spectator tennis. The players are working well on risk-taking in their matches, with commitment to training paying off and showcasing their developing skills.
8B –Loss 0-8 A great morning of tennis against a strong Villanova team. All players were consistently rallying and playing well against tough competition. Great to see our players adopting skills learnt at training and using these in matches. Improvement is being shown weekly by all players.
7A – Loss 1-7 A tough all-round match with one doubles win. We need to learn how to play smarter by taking advantage of our opposition’s weaknesses. There were great points played with some beautiful net shots achieved through players moving confidently to the net. Team morale and on-court relationships require attention.
7B – Loss 1-5 Our 1-5 loss does not reflect the level of effort and skill that was displayed in our matches. Both Luca Zieschank and Rhys Malone had tough losses, with their sets going to seven. We showed more confidence as a team, with great positivity on court. On-court agility and team-building are vital.

AIC Basketball Results - 11 August 2018

AIC Round 3 Vs Villanova College

AIC BASKETBALL Round 3 vs Villanova College, 11 August 2018

Firsts – Win 62-60 The First V snatched a win in the final moment in testing conditions. The players showed tremendous resilience throughout the game to overcome a fiery Villanova unit. With many players out of the game, the young bench unit was able to step up and provide the necessary support for Seniors, Cooper Ward and Arop Anguik, who led the team well. With the game destined for overtime, Jordan Hudspith hit a buzzer-beater to seal a crucial win in regulation time.
Seconds – Win 35-30. A tough game was anticipated as both squads came into the match as two undefeated teams. For three-quarters there was nothing between the two, until Villanova changed to man-on-man defense at the start of the fourth quarter. We executed well enough to create a lead we could protect for the final few minutes. Charlie Vince, Isaac Washington and Luke Thorne were solid throughout the match. Daniel Farraway threw a three-pointer, then connected on a pair of late free throws to seal the game.
Thirds – Loss 11-66 Defense, communication and effort were lacking in the first half, however after an improved defensive effort, scoring followed in the second half.
4ths – Loss 18-37 Villanova jumped to a 21-2 lead in the early stages of the second quarter. Lachlan Evans and Lachlan Roughley took charge to see us match a very strong Fourth outfit. Great commitment was sustained until the final siren.
11A – Loss 13-35 Another improved performance from the players, starting with a defensive focus, however this wavered after half-time. We need to work on composure under pressure. Great leadership shown by Jack Field, and well done to Connor Asquith on hitting our first three of the season.
11B – Loss 9-63 We were outplayed by a more experienced opposition however a good last quarter from the team, despite a 12-4 loss. Declan Johnston scored his first goal. Logan Spark and Hunter Pearce toiled gallantly.
10A – Loss 34-40 Credit was given to Villanova: a strong, skilled, athletic and disciplined team. We draw closer each year, however strength and paying attention to the finer details are needed to enable us to catch them. Jack Noonan was our best player.
10B – Loss 39-48 A disappointing result due to a lack of focus and intensity. While several team members played hard, this was insufficent input to defeat a competitive team. We look forward to reversing this attitude next game.
10C – Loss 24-48 A physical encounter where we allowed the first-half to run away, however several tactical changes at half-time allowed dramatic improvement in the second-half. Kerryn Ryan and Regan Taylor played strong, defensive games, while Campbell Ross led our offense.
9A – Loss 27-58 Energy was an issue, as the team was ‘flat’ the entire game. Samuel Togia was effective at both ends of the court.
9B – Loss 33-34 A close, hard-fought game which went down to thewire in the dying seconds of the final quarter. A great game from Zachary McGuire kept us in the hunt for the win. A commendable effort from the entire team.
9C – Loss 8-63 A tough loss against a well-drilled Villanova team. Flynn Hockings tried hard throughout the game.
8A – Loss 35-57 A slow start with a tired finish was the difference in a very competitive game. Lukas Jackson contributed significatly throughout the game. Zane Kaatz was strong defensively and Daniel Mavunda’s input was instrumental.
8B – Loss 17-50 A tough game played against a quality opposition. We need to improve our passing and decision-making skills. Kai Brown and Jacob Wright played strong games. Our rebounding needs improvement.
8C – Loss 25-45 A good tussle between two sides in which St Edmund’s held our own against Villanova, however hesitancy with passing and allowing Villanova to dictate terms in the first half was our undoing. Ethan Sadler and Clancy Reberger had good games.
8D – Loss 2- 59 A tough loss against a structured and strong Villanova squad. Good effort from the players, who stuck it out until the end. Good efforts from Jack Halvorsen, Robbie Sayle and Indigo Greenhill-Watts.
7A – Loss 17-48 The scoreline was due to slow starts from the players. The team showed glimpses of high-intensity play in the second half, however that intensity needs to be brought to the start of every game.
7B – Loss 14-41 A slow start to the first-quarter allowed Villanova to lead 15-0. After we played tighter defense and moved the ball in offense, the baskets started coming. Rex Quince and Xander Egan played strong games.
7C – Loss 5-73 A difficult outing which overwhelmed. Our lack of ball retention cost points on the scoreboard. Jack Cairns tried hard throughout the game.
7D – Loss 3-79 After a promising start, we lost momentum in the second-quarter. Lawson Holland and Liam Parfitt had excellent games.
7E – Loss 14-45 A solid performance against a quality side. The players rallied to close the scoreline, however wild shooting and mediocre defense allowed the game to slip from our grasp. Jye Edmonds and Tom Cowell had good games.

AIC Tennis Fixtures - 18 August 2018 - BYE

AIC Basketball Fixtures - 18 August 2018 - BYE


School News

DATE CLAIMER - Friday 31 August 2018

Dads and Lads Night - 6.00pm to 8.00pm

St Edmund's College DADS and LADS Night - Friday 31 August 2018 - St Edmund's College

Information will be distributed to all students next week

FINAL CALL - Senior Rings

Orders Close Monday Afternoon 20 August


  • Cost: $120
  • Payment in full, or a $60 deposit - CLOSES MONDAY 20 AUGUST
  • By MONDAY AFTERNOON, Year 12 students need to have made full or part payment, plus have their finger sized
  • Deans’ Room for sizing at First or Second Breaks

Old Boys' Golf Day

Sunday 26 August 2018

St Edmund's Mothers' Mass & Dinner

DATECLAIMER: Friday 14 September 2018

Uniform Shop


Skool2Skoolies 2018 Sponsorship

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

Skool2Skoolies 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Breakaway Sponsors

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

Peloton Sponsors

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

Saddle Sponsor - $2500

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

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

If you would like further information regarding the St Edmund’s College 2018 Skool2Skoolies fundraising project, please contact Mr Michael Podolak at St Edmund’s College, E:


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