Newsletter - 17 May 2018

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

The Future of AIC – New sporting opportunities from 2019 onwards.

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends,

The Future of AIC – New sporting opportunities from 2019 onwards.

For the past twenty years St Edmund’s College has been a member of the Associated Independent Colleges (AIC). We were a founding member and we proudly remain part of the AIC for our sporting activities.

Last year, the AIC asked parents, students and staff for feedback on our sport offerings. It had been twenty years since the AIC was formed and it was timely to look at the activities offered to our students. We wanted to ensure that the AIC offerings improved student wellbeing, provided healthy competition and would be suitable for the new secondary education system – the Year 12 class of 2020 will graduate under the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) system, replacing the Overall Position (OP) as the standard pathway to tertiary study.

For this review, the AIC engaged a highly qualified team led by Professor Cliff Mallett and his colleagues from The University of Queensland. This team undertook a research phase that included survey contributions from more than 4700 students, parents and staff across our eight member schools. Focus groups were also convened from each member College. The survey contributions were mostly positive about the AIC offerings and their value in helping to develop students. I thank everyone who completed this review.

In the first term of 2018, the review team delivered their report to the AIC Management Committee, which consists of all Principals from the member schools. We have reviewed the report’s recommendations and discussed these with key stakeholders.

I take this opportunity now to advise parents, staff and students of the agreed outcomes from the review which include:

  • The continuation of all sport offerings including swimming, volleyball, cricket, chess, football, rugby union, cross country, golf, basketball, track and field and tennis
  • The development of an AIC Charter that will underpin our competition
  • The introduction of an Australian Rules football competition – on a two-year trial basis – to be played in the first term of 2019
  • The introduction of a Rugby League competition – on a two-year trial basis – to be played in the third term of 2019
  • Stronger partnerships with external sporting associations, including national bodies
  • A commitment to strong safety standards to all contact sports.

Late last week, the AIC management committee signed off on our Charter which is led by a motto: Learning and growth through sport and competition. Our Charter includes a vision, mission and guiding principles which summarise the nature of our inter-school sports. The AIC has built an excellent reputation for developing quality young men whose development is enhanced on and off the field.

The research phase of the AIC review found that parents from all AIC schools, including our own, were very satisfied with our current sport offerings. That was among the reasons why the AIC decided not to alter any of the current offerings.

However, it became clear that many parents and students wanted to see the addition of Australian Rules football and Rugby League. We undertook extensive discussions on the viability of these competitions, including meetings with the AFL and the National Rugby League. We were satisfied that these sports could be offered in a term format. As part of our two-year trial, you will see:

  • An opt-in format. Each member College has unique circumstances and these will be respected.
  • An Australian Rules football competition to be played in the first term, on a Friday night for older students, and Saturday morning for Primary and Year 7 students.
  • A Rugby League competition to be played in the third term on a Saturday. Each school will provide one team for each Year level from Years 5 to 10. Each team will also provide an open age team.

Details of these competitions will be finalised later this year. These new offerings will be led by Principals, Directors of Sport and other key stakeholders.

The review considered the timing of fourth term sports, particularly for Senior students preparing for external exams in 2020. To alleviate this, the AIC is considering not scheduling any structured inter-school sport, requiring regular training sessions, in the fourth term of 2020. This would mean that Track and Field would potentially move to the third term in 2020, but will remain in Term 4 for 2019. Individual schools will provide intra-school sport in the final term, noting that physical activity can assist in learning and study. This does not impact on players from Year 11 and younger who may begin training for sports in the following year.

During recent months, the AIC has strengthened our relationships with the likes of the AFL, the NRL and Queensland Rugby Union. We will continue to develop these relationships to ensure we provide the best sport offerings possible for our students while never losing sight of our motto to foster learning and growth through sport and competition.

My thanks again to all parents, staff and students who contributed to this review. We believe the accepted outcomes have set up the AIC for the start of our next two decades. They offer more options without forsaking our existing offerings. And we hope that they provide our young men with more opportunities to learn and grow.

Live, Jesus, in our hearts…FOREVER!

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal


The Deputy

Mission & Community

Mission and Community

The 2018 Year of Youth

The Year of Youth 2018 Prayer

Come Holy Spirit of this Great Southland
Inspire our entire faith community,
As we prayerfully discern new horizons for spreading joy
in the lives and communities of the People of God.
Come Holy Spirit of Youth
Fill the hearts of young people with the hope and love of Jesus Christ.
Enliven our community with the creativity, energy and joy of youth.
Guide us together, as we strive to offer God’s mercy
to those who feel abandoned or outcast.
Come Holy Spirit of Faith
Empower our community to be courageous.
Unite your people as witnesses of love.
Walk with us, as we blaze new trails of discipleship,
Accompanying young people as we renew the Church together.
Come Holy Spirit of Vocation
Stir within young people an awareness of God’s call.
Reveal to us the graces of young people.
Guide us all, in finding our place and raising our voices
To build a civilisation of love.
Amen
Our Lady of the Southern Cross, Help of Christians, pray for us.
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, friend of the young, pray for us.

2018 Year of Youth

On Thursday, a group of staff and students from both St Mary’s College and St Edmund’s College attended ‘Celebrate Youth - The Life you’re Living’ Year of Youth event. This was a day that brought together students from schools across south-east Queensland to experience their faith together. The day featured international singer/songwriter, Jesse Manibusan, who surprised, enthused and challenged all those present, through music, catechesis, comedy, and story. It was a day that encouraged us all to make personal connections with our faith.

In 2017, a Year of Youth was declared for Australia in 2018 by the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference. The Year of Youth commenced in December 2017, the start of the new liturgical year, and concludes at the end of Ordinary Time in 2018 (November 25, Christ the King). The theme of the Year of Youth is Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy.

The Year of Youth invites the church into dialogue about the importance and life-giving presence of young people in the Church and society. It calls for dialogue and active engagement focused on the connection and renewal of a new generation of young people in the life of the Church.

There are four goals for the Year of Youth including acknowledging the Holy Spirit at work in the lives of young people, and young people acting on the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church. The Year of Youth is focused on local renewal and engagement.

As a community, we have already been blessed with a number of inclusive and joyful celebrations this year. We hope that through events such as the one we attended on Thursday and moments of Prayer and Eucharist in our own community, we will be able to give life to our experience of being a Catholic community.

College Open Day - Saturday 26 May - 10.00am to 12 noon

Our College still needs tour guides for our Open Day on 26 May, 2018 between 10.00am and 12noon. Our best advertisement for the College is our students. Would you please encourage your son to volunteer (if he does not have a sporting commitment between those times). Information is located on the notice board outside my office and he can register by sending Mr Hudson or myself an email.

Winter Appeal

To raise awareness about people who experience Homelessness, St Mary’s and St Edmund’s are holding a combined schools’ winter sleepout. In the lead up to this event we are taking donations to support the ‘Rosies - Friends on the Street’ organisation. We are asking for donations of soup/noodles-in-a-cup, Milo, tea, coffee or packets of biscuits. Please drop these off in the basket located in the office of the Assistant Principal Mission and Community.

UPCOMING EVENTS

This Sunday 20 May: Multicultural Mass 8.30am

Share in the Spirit of Pentecost at St Mary’s Church, Woodend on Sunday May 20 at 8:30am, by attending our inaugural Multicultural Mass. All are welcome and students are asked to wear school uniform.

Next Tuesday 22 May: Grandparents’ Day 9.00am

Grandparents of our Year 7 Students are invited to share in events at the College.

The day will begin with a special assembly, tour of the College and conclude with morning tea. Speak to your grandsons for more information.

Sunday 27 May: Parish Mass at St Mary’s Church, Ipswich 6.00pm.

A special Mass to mark the Induction of Fr Stephen Bliss as Parish Priest. Students are asked to wear their school uniform. Pizza dinner will be provided for students in attendance. All are welcome to share in the Eucharistic Celebration and stay for a cuppa and a chat following Mass.

Friday 1 to Saturday 2 June: St Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Winter Sleepout for Years 10 to 12

Places are limited so get in early for the SVDP Sleepout. Shared meals and activities with our Friends on the Hill are included. Make a strong statement and raise awareness about homelessness. More information to come.

Pentecost Sunday: The Birthday of the Church! - (20 May 2018)

We are all familiar with our own birthdays, and we celebrate them because they mark the day of the year in which we entered into this life. But did you know you have a second birthday?

Because you are part of the Body of the Church, Pentecost is the Church’s birthday and yours as well. And like any birthday, it is a cause for celebration.

The word Pentecost is Greek and it means 50th day. Fifty days after Easter Sunday, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and their followers. It is the great feast that marks the birth of the Christian church by the power of the Holy Spirit.

There are three large feasts commemorated by the Church. The first two, Christmas and Easter are well known to all, believers and non-believers alike. However it is possible that Christians are not always as familiar with the third great feast, the festival of Pentecost. The Father’s Christmas gift of His one and only Son, and Christ’s Easter triumph over the power of sin and death, would be of no use to us if the Spirit did not give us the gift of saving faith. Therefore we celebrate Pentecost with great joy and thanksgiving, knowing that Jesus Christ left us with an everlasting legacy.

May you be blessed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit this Pentecost!
A Blessing for the Celebration of Pentecost
Holy Spirit help me to become a person of …..
Wisdom, so that I will live my life in harmony with Your divine will;
Understanding, so that I will be a person of compassion;
Knowledge, so that I will be open to truth and goodness;
Good Judgment so that I will make choices that reflect Your will;
Courage, so that I will be able to stand up for what is right and just;
Reverence, so that I will enter into Your divine mystery;
Awe, so that I will see the beauty in all of creation.
Amen.

Source: https://www.australiancatholics.com.au/article

Pentecost liturgy: Heart Ablaze

Live, Jesus, in our hearts, forever

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Mission and Community

Teaching & Learning

Assistant Principal Students

Career News

Career News

Week 5

Tertiary News

University Visits to the College

University representatives will be at the college in the next few weeks discussing courses and university life. The presentations are in Ambrose Place at 1.30pm on the following days:

Queensland University of Technology – Monday 21st May

University of Southern Queensland – Monday 28th May

Griffith University – Tuesday 5th June

Interested students are strongly encouraged to attend these sessions.

Griffith University

Parent and Student Advice Nights
22 May, Nathan campus / 15 May, South Bank campus

Designed for Year 9, 10 and 11 students, our Parent and Student Advice Nights will help answer your students’ questions about the change from the OP to ATAR system, how to choose senior high school subjects, and how to decide on the right university degree. Parents or guardians and students can talk to our academic staff and expert study advisers, take a campus tour and get the right advice and information they need on what to expect on their journey to university.

Register at griffith.edu.au/advice-nights

Pathways to Medicine Information Evenings
14 May, Gold Coast campus / 15 May, South Bank campus

For Year 12 students and their parents or guardians, this event provides an overview of medicine at Griffith University including advice about the pathway degrees that best prepare students to gain a place in the Doctor of Medicine.

Register at griffith.edu.au/medicine-information-evenings

GUESTS applications for Trimester 2 now open
Applications close 30 May

Griffith University Early Start to Tertiary Studies (GUESTS) on-campus and online applications are currently open to high achieving year 11 and 12 students for Trimester 2, 2018. Students can apply to undertake a first year university course from most Griffith degrees. Students who successfully complete their university course (subject) are eligible for two adjustment ranks towards their OP/ATAR when applying for Griffith and credit transfer once they commence their related degree.

Find out more at griffith.edu.au/guests, p: 1800 677 728 or email guests_enquiry@griffith.edu.au

Career Spotlight

What careers use mathematics?

Did you know that Zoo Keepers, Meteorologists, Builders, Mechanics and Hairdressers use maths in their work? These jobs are included in the 21 career profiles on the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute websitehttp://www.mathscareers.org.au/

Careercast.com - Top Occupations

  1. Statistician
  2. Medical Services Manager
  3. Operations Research Analyst
  4. Information Security Analyst – Data Analysis
  5. Data Scientist
  6. University Professor
  7. Mathematician
  8. Software Engineer
  9. Occupational Therapist
  10. Speech Pathologist
  11. Actuary
  12. Biomedical Engineer
  13. Computer System Analyst

What do meteorologists do?

Meteorologists forecast the weather and study the atmosphere to improve our understanding of climate. Specialisations include: Climatologist, Hydrometeorologist, Meteorological Consultant and Research Meteorologist. Those interested in this area should be flexible and resourceful and have ability in science, especially physics and mathematics. A degree in science or applied science with a major in mathematics, physics, meteorology or atmospheric studies is usually required. The following Queensland universities offer a B Science or B Applied Science with majors in mathematics and/or physics:

  • CQ University
  • Griffith University
  • James Cook University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • University of the Sunshine Coast

For further information about these occupations, visit the Bureau of Meteorology website. Do an occupational search on the myfuture website (Sign up to this free site if this is your first visit). Go to ‘Occupations’ and do a search for meteorologist.

Mr Mark Currie, Head of Department: Careers

General

Music and Cultural

AIC Chess Results - Round 3

Vs Villanova College - 11 May 2018

AIC Chess Round 3 Vs Villanova 11 May 2018

Open: SEC 6 VILLA 10 Loss

Senior A: SEC 4 VILLA 12 Loss

Senior B: SEC 11 VILLA 5 Win

Intermediate A: SEC 1 VILLA 15 Loss

Intermediate B: SEC 4 VILLA 12 Win

Last week, we travelled to Villanova for Round 3 where we managed only one win from five. Senior B once again came away victorious where our students dominated in the second half after a hesitant start in the first. Opens put up a valiant fight against some very talented players, whereas Senior A and Intermediate A are yet to find their form. Intermediate B recorded their first loss of the competition.

Congratulations to Lachlan Wesener, Ekachai Adams, and Ben Naish on winning both of their games, and to Kobie Low who scored a win and a draw.

Special mention to Ekachai, Kobie, and Ben who remain undefeated after the first three rounds.

Ms Stead, Mr Currie, SEC Chess Coordinators

Sport

SPORTS NEWS - Week 5

AIC Sport

AIC SPORT

Rugby and Football

Last Saturday we played Villanova College with some good results across the two sports. Our Year 8A and 8B Rugby teams had great wins while our 7A side narrowly lost in the final stages, 24-19. Our Year 10 Rugby teams also produced some good performances to win their games.

In the Football our Seconds, Thirds and Fifths all had great wins along with our 8A side and our 7B side salvaging a draw to remain undefeated. Unfortunately, our Firsts Football went down 3-1 in what was a top-of-the-table clash.

Best of luck to all sides this Saturday against St Laurence’s. A reminder, that although this weekend is another long weekend, it is an expectation that students remain committed to their Football and Rugby sides.

CHESS
PLEASE NOTE DUE TO THE IPSWICH SHOW HOLIDAY on Friday 18 May, AIC CHESS FIXTURES AGAINST ST LAURENCE’S WILL BE PLAYED ON WEDNESDAY 23 MAY.

CROSS COUNTRY

Cross Country training has now commenced. Please see the schedule below. No Cross Country Training on Ipswich Show Holiday, Friday 18 May.

TENNIS Trials – ALL STUDENTS WELCOME

Week 6 – Week Commencing Monday 21 May
  • Years 7 and 8 – Tuesday 22 May - After School
  • Year 9, 10 and 11 – Wednesday 23 May - After School
  • Firsts, Seconds and Thirds – Tuesday 22 May and Thursday 24 May - After School

Representative Sport

Congratulations to the following boys who have made representative teams;

  • Dylan McAteer (Qld Under 17 Cricket)
  • Brathan Armstrong (Qld Under 14 Futsal)
  • Congratulations to Ben Thomas who won a bronze medal in the 200m and a gold medal in the 4x100m Relay at the Melanesian Games in Vanuatu.

Western District Cross Country

Congratulations to the following students who qualified for Regional Trials at the District Carnival last week:

13 Years
  • Joel Powell - 1st
14 Years
  • Hayden Molkentien - 1st
  • Connor Shaw - 2nd
  • Joel Bennett - 4th
  • Brathan Armstong - 5th
15 Years
  • Connor Kennedy - 2nd
  • Kerryn Ryan - 6th
16 Years
  • Jude Thomas - 1st
  • Alex Davies - 2nd
17 Years
  • Billy Bishell - 2nd
  • Nathan Meier - 4th

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

AIC Rugby / Football Photos - 19 May 2018

Year 9 to Open Teams - Tivoli Playing Fields

Rugby and Football Photos - Year 9 to Open Teams - Saturday, 19 May 2018 - Photos taken at Tivoli Sporting Complex

7:50am 9A Football

8:00am 9B Football

8:50am 10B Football

9:10am 10A Football

9:20am 9B Rugby

10:00am 5ths Football

10:15am 2nds Football

10:20am 9A Rugby

10:30am 10B Rugby

10:45pm 1sts Football

11:00am 4ths Football

11:20am 10A Rugby

12 noon 1sts Rugby

12:15pm 3rds Football

12:30pm 2nds Rugby

Please make sure that you are on time and your full playing uniform is neat and tidy

Volunteer Canteen Helpers - Saturday 19 May 2018

Rugby and Football Fixtures - Tivoli Playing Fields

Volunteer Canteen Helpers Needed at Tivoli AIC Rugby/Football Fixtures

Saturday 19 May 2018

Dear Parents / Caregivers,

If you could give one hour of your time at the St Edmund’s Food Canteen at Tivoli on Saturday, either before or after your son plays his match, it would be greatly appreciated. We serve a range of hot foods to the public and are seeking helpers to assist in making burgers for our visitors and community.

If you can assist, please email Anne Artesi on aartesi@sec.qld.edu.au or simply turn up at the Canteen on Saturday.

Any help will be appreciated.

Kind regards,

Ms Anne Artesi - Tivoli Coordinator

aartesi@sec.qld.edu.au

AIC Sponsorship Money - DUE MONDAY 21 MAY 2018

Extended Deadline: this Monday 21 May

2018 Cross Country Carnival SPONSORSHIP MONEY

Thank you to all students who have returned sponsorship money so far.

Students are expected to have all their sponsorship money and card returned to the Student office by the extended deadline, Monday 21 May.

Students who have not returned their promised sponsorship money by this date will be given a note next week during Homeroom and then a follow up letter will be mailed home if sponsorship money has not been returned.

Distribution of Cross Country sponsorship prizes has commenced. The major prize draw will be held on Friday 1 June.

AIC FOOTBALL (Soccer) Results - Round 3

Vs Villanova College - 13 May 2018

AIC FOOTBALL Vs Vs Villanova College, Round 3, 13 May 2018

1sts – Loss 1 – 3 A lacklustre start from the team combined with an undisciplined first half-hour saw the players in second gear and appear vulnerable to conceding breakaway goals, with shaky defence and rushed ball movement. Although taking the lead off a well-constructed and well struck freekick by the team Captain, Dylan Vit, two soft goals gifted Villanova a 2-1 lead at the break. After the interval, the team lifted and controlled much of the possession, and with some luck and better composure in the final half, may have levelled the game. A tactical reshuffle to improve attacking options, and aggression and intensity to grab an equaliser proved to be unsuccessful. With more players forward, Villanova scored a third goal on the breakaway in the final minute to seal a 1-3 loss. A massive learning curve demonstrated that if the team is complacent, unwilling to work hard for the entire match, undisciplined in team structure and unable to take chances when they present themselves, we will continue to be left empty-handed in 2018. An impressive second half by Oakley Reeve and Connor Asquith were the two positives of the day.

2nds – Win 4 - 2 After conceding an early goal, we fought back well and could have won by a greater margin. While not playing the most attractive brand of football, our direct passes proved difficult to contain, thereby running out comfortable winners. Mitchell Burkin scored a double, with both Aiden Perry and Matthew Smailes scoring goals.

3rds – Win 1 - 0 A hard fought win against good opposition. We lifted our game during the second half. Songyang Chen, Matthew Kelk and Mitchell Lynam were among our best players.

4ths – Loss 0 - 1 Easily the best game of the season. An unlucky goal against us at half-time jolted the players into gear. A great effort from Lachlan Brown

5ths – Win 3 -1 Great spirit and team effort impressed both teams’ respective supporters. An excellent performance across the team.

10A – Loss 0 - 4 We battled gamely, particularly in the second half. Declan Jolly won many defensive tackles and Thomas Codd was good in goals.

10B – Loss 0 - 1 A hard fought game with a goal in the final moments deciding the result. Taine Doyle was solid in midfield and Adam Lake in the back: an unbreakable wall. Good patches of play on the day, however plenty of work ahead for the team to continue the positive start to the season.

9A – Loss 1 - 2 An even contest throughout however our inability to be clinical in front of the goal ultimately cost points. Joel Bennett took advantage of opportunities when presented. To secure results, we must take advantage of our dominant passages.

9B – Loss 1 -2 A result that does not reflect the effort by the team. Some great teamwork and ball movement showed we were the better side, however we conceded two easy goals. A beautiful goal from Adam Wallace and an overall great team effort

8A – Win 1 – 0 A comprehensive display where we kept possession for extended periods of time and as a result controlled the tempo of the game. A tight contest in the first half saw scores level at the break. Our backline of Zachary Ball, Phoenix Fordham, Edward Lovi and Brathan Armstrong were outstanding, along with Angus Chisolm who made several crucial saves in goals. We started the second half quickly with Ben Ivanovic causing disruption each time he touched the ball. This led to a late penalty being awarded to St Edmund’s, which Ben calmly put away to seal victory.

8B – Loss 0 - 6 Once again a slow start cost the side. Villanova had the pace up front which our players simply could not match. After a few positional changes we stopped the flow of goals and never gave up. Adam Hammant, Oscar Garcia Boyd, Dylan King and Riley Mills had great games.

8C – Loss 0 – 3 Momentary defensive lapses cost us dearly. There were many patches in which we played very well, however were unlucky not to score. Good games from Zachariah Mortell, Luke McFarlane and Aidan Williams.

7A – Loss 2 - 4 A very impressive first half saw the teams level at 2-2. Xavier Wright finished a well worked goal, however Villanova proved too good in the second half. All players should be proud of their efforts, particularly during the first half play.

7B – Draw 2 – 2 A last minute equaliser from Siluna Nanayakkara saw the team snatch a draw to remain undefeated in the season. A closely contested game in which all players kept fighting until the final whistle.

7C – Loss 1 - 2 Villanova was off to a quick start, getting ahead early in difficult, windy conditions – this saw us chasing the game right from the beginning. We fought hard and created numerous chances to get back into the game, highlighted by a brilliant solo effort from Kynan Stoakes. However, we ran out of time when we had all the momentum flowing in our direction.

7D – Loss 3 - 4 An early goal from Villanova saw the Eddies’ team striving from the outset to get back into the game.We conceded a few goals throughout the match and despite scoring three very good goals, we could not get across the line. A great effort from all players, who fought for the entire match! Good games from Liam Haas and Charlie Auld.

AIC RUGBY Results - Round 3

Vs Villanova College - 13 May 2018

AIC RUGBY Vs Villanova College, Round 3, 12 May 2018

1sts – Loss 0 - 24 Despite the loss there were many positives to be drawn from Saturday’s game. The team all worked together throughout the match. Kahlil Warren and Campbell Twigg carried the ball with great intensity, however this did not convert to points. Hunter Pearce, Seth Setu and Samuel Hockings were dominating in defence. Ethan Whiteside had a strong game at fullback. With continued efforts and commitment, a win is close.

2nds – Loss 0 – 66 A poor second half hurt the team considerably on the scoreboard. After showing great continuity during the first fifteen minutes, we lacked resilience to continue the pressure. Jake Slee and Zeb Townsley played well throughout and Cody Lister had a physical game. At times we defended well, showing decent shape, however each missed tackle was a punishment.

10A – Win 21 - 5 A classic, tough game of Rugby Union. Villanova took the lead early through their strength and physicality. The Blue and White players’ match fitness shone through toward the end, resulting in two late tries which secured the game. We won the game through toughness, persistence, grit and resilience – traits that we admire in our young men and that as coaches, we were overjoyed to see. Luc Van Meurs and William Fullarton were excellent in their inconspicuousness, while Bryden Redding and Max Banditt were threatening in both attack and defence.

10B – Win 17 – 5 The game was characterised early by an arm-wrestle-style battle that eventually opened up due to persistent attack and strong defence. Ryan Halvorsen was versatile across the field while Clayton Farquhar had massive runs up the middle third.

9A – Loss 0 – 52 Despite being short on A team players again, we fought bravely in this contest. Hayden Bacon had a strong game and Samuel Callaghan never gave up.

9B – Loss 7 – 48 A better effort against Villanova however again it is clear that our tackling must improve. Jake Kerkin had a strong game and Jordan Strybos led the team well.

8A – Win 81 - 0 Another fine performance against Villanova. The team scored many tries to seal a victory. We were very strong in defence while our attack was disciplined and courageous. Best players were Nathaniel Grace, Tyler Cuthbert-Hough and Regan Payne.

8B – Win 25 - 10 This positive performance was due to cohesive training during the week. Constant pressure in the attack saw a couple of successful breaks through the opposition’s defence. The team maintained a solid defensive line and ensured Villanova worked hard for their tries. A special mention to Kymani Onosi for an impressive performance and strong momentum in attack, as well as Zeke Currey for a fantastic try.

8C – Bye

7A – Loss 19 – 24 Both teams played very physical games. We scored early tries, however Villanova fought back strongly. Outstanding games by Lochlan Davis and Jack Gleeson.

7B – Loss 5 - 50 The team played a strong game that was not reflected on the scoreboard. Some good skills were displayed, particularly where the team could execute contested scrums. Special mentions to Jamison Wilson and Thomas Wyton for their efforts.

7C – Win 10 – 7 An awesome win by the players with many positives learned from the match. They played together as a team and scored two team tries. Great tackling by Jye Edmonds.

AIC Football (Soccer) Fixtures - 19 May 2018

Round 4 Vs St Laurence's College

St Edmund’s College

AIC FOOTBALL FIXTURES

vs

St Laurence’s College

Date

19 May 2018

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

1sts

12:30pm

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

2nds

11:00am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

3rds

12:45pm

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

4ths

11:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

5ths

10:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

10A

9:45am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

10B

9:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

9A

8:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

9B

8:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

8A

8.30am

Away

St Laurence’s College Runcorn Playing Fields, Lehmann West (F3), Nathan Road, Runcorn

8B

9.30am

Away

St Laurence’s College Runcorn Playing Fields, Lehmann West (F3), Nathan Road, Runcorn

8C

10.30am

Away

St Laurence’s College Runcorn Playing Fields, Lehmann West (F3), Nathan Road, Runcorn

7A

8.30am

Away

St Laurence’s College Runcorn Playing Fields, Grundy Oval (F7), Nathan Road, Runcorn

7B

9.30am

Away

St Laurence’s College Runcorn Playing Fields, Grundy Oval (F7), Nathan Road, Runcorn

7C

10.30am

Away

St Laurence’s College Runcorn Playing Fields, Grundy Oval (F7), Nathan Road, Runcorn

7D

11.30am

Away

St Laurence’s College Runcorn Playing Fields, Grundy Oval (F7), Nathan Road, Runcorn

Bus Information:

Bus I – for Rugby – 7C and 8C

Football 7A, 7B, 8A and 8B

leaves the College at 7.00am and returns to SEC via Tivoli Sporting Complex at approximately 1.30pm.

Bus II – for Rugby – 7A, 7B, 8A and 8B

Football – 7C, 7D and 8C

leaves the College at 8.00am and returns to SEC via Tivoli Sporting Complex at approximately 1.30pm.

AIC RUGBY Fixtures - 19 May 2018

Round 4 Vs St Laurence's College

St Edmund’s College

AIC RUGBY FIXTURES

vs

St Laurence’s College

Date

19 May 2018

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

1sts

2:15pm

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

2nds

1:00pm

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

10A

12 noon

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

10B

11:00am

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Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

9A

11:00am

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Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 4, Church Street, Tivoli

9B

10:00am

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Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 4, Church Street, Tivoli

8A

11:00am

Away

St Laurence’s College Runcorn Playing Fields, Crawford Oval, Nathan Road, Runcorn

8B

10:00am

Away

St Laurence’s College Runcorn Playing Fields, Crawford Oval, Nathan Road, Runcorn

8C

9:00am

Away

St Laurence’s College Runcorn Playing Fields, Crawford Oval, Nathan Road, Runcorn

7A

11:00am

Away

St Laurence’s College Runcorn Playing Fields, Lehmann East (F2), Nathan Road, Runcorn

7B

10:00am

Away

St Laurence’s College Runcorn Playing Fields, Lehmann East (F2), Nathan Road, Runcorn

7C

9:00am

Away

St Laurence’s College Runcorn Playing Fields, Lehmann East (F2), Nathan Road, Runcorn

Bus Information:

Bus I – for Rugby – 7C and 8C

Football 7A, 7B, 8A and 8B

leaves the College at 7.00am and returns to SEC via Tivoli Sporting Complex at approximately 1.30pm.

Bus II – for Rugby – 7A, 7B, 8A and 8B

Football – 7C, 7D and 8C

leaves the College at 8.00am and returns to SEC via Tivoli Sporting Complex at approximately 1.30pm.

Tuckshop

Tuckshop Roster

Week 6 Roster

Term 2, Week 6

Mon 21 May: T Williams, K Schuh, J Just, T Rogers.

Tue 22 May: N Callaghan, A Robertson, D Smith, J Preston.

Wed 23 May: J Roberts, D McGuire, S Atuatika, T Costello.

Thu 24 May: C Page, M Low, J Cass.

Fri 25 May: V Albury, A Costello, F Sippel.


School News

College OPEN DAY - Saturday 26 May 2018

10.00am to 12 noon

Calling all Eddies' Old Boys

BACK TO EDDIES DAY - Saturday 9 June 2018

Home Room Photos - ORDERING

How to Order

Please see below for the instructions for ordering photos. All students have received their photo ordering pack last week.

Orders must be completed online.

Online Ordering available until 4 June 2018

Link: www.studiokirby.com.au

- Click Order School Photos

- Enter School Code EDDIES18 (all uppercase)

Select pack and enter student details (name, class and ID/photo code listed on the order envelope).

(New students or student code errors enter KIRBY then manually type name and Homeroom).

Please note previous account details not valid due to new website. Payment methods include Credit Card (Visa and MasterCard) or PayPal.

Sibling Photos

We have introduced a tear off “Yellow” slip on the envelopes for students to return ONLY if having a sibling photo taken. This yellow slip has a Sibling Online Code if ordering online and improves the workflow and production of sibling orders.

Photo ordering is pre-paid. All photos to be sent to the school in approximately eight (8) weeks once photos are approved.

Uniform Shop

Notices

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.

CHAMPION Sponsors
  • 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: mpodolak@sec.qld.edu.au


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