Newsletter - 17 May 2019

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Principal's Office

The Principal

Election Day – A Vote for Your Son’s Catholic Education

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends

This Saturday when you cast your vote I respectfully ask that you consider how your vote will impact on your son’s education at St Edmund’s College. Both major parties are clear on their educational agenda and while they agree on some issues, their policies point to different ways in which schools will be funded in the future and how families, who choose to enrol their child in a Catholic school, will be supported. Please be aware that for some of the minor Parties and Independents who will be contesting a seat in the election, Catholic education is not prioritised or even supported for that matter. It is worth finding out their position before you cast your vote.

From a purely economic view despite what you may hear Catholic education is a gift to society. It saves Governments millions of dollars each year simply because the alternative of students attending Government schools would be cost prohibitive. Catholic schools are less expensive to operate and because of their reliance on parental fees they lessen the load on the public purse allowing Governments to attend to other public services that benefit the greater good.

St Edmund’s College has a 127-year history of serving the families of Ipswich and the surrounding region. Today the College is the beneficiary of government funding that is primarily sourced from tax payers – the very working Mums and Dads of Eddies. A vote for Catholic education is a vote for your son’s education and a vote that ensures that a portion of your hard-earned dollar goes towards sustaining the school of your choice.

AIC Cross Country – Jude Thomas Best Runner in AIC

Congratulations to Jude Thomas on taking out the AIC Open Cross Country Championship at Curlew Park, Shorncliffe on Monday. Jude covered the six-kilometre pacey circuit in 18 minutes and 49 seconds. Jude defended his Open title from 2018 making this his third straight individual win since 2017. His outstanding run caps off a season of highlights including the Oceania Cross Country Championships last year. Eddies dominated the Open division with a third-place podium for Alex Davies. Well done to both young men who flew the flag for Eddie’s on a competitive day of running.

NAPLAN – Year 7 and Year 9

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) annual assessment was conducted this week for Years 7 and 9. NAPLAN has been an everyday part of the College calendar since 2008. It tests the types of skills that are essential for every student to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling and numeracy.

The tests are in four areas (or ‘domains’) of:
• reading
• writing
• language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation)
• numeracy.

Thank you to Mr Luis Marin for his overall organisation of the NAPLAN test this year. By all reports the students were well prepared, participated in the test in a positive manner and behaved impeccably throughout the three days. NAPLAN results are provided to schools from mid-August to mid-September.

Open Learning Centre (Library) Building Project Update

This Monday staff from the Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) Capital Building Reference Group visited the College to assess and validate our Block Grant Application (BGA) to construct a new Library (Open Learning Centre) in 2020. Their job was to ensure our application accurately reflected the College’s current needs with regards to facilities and area allocation. We have been informed that our application is among fifty applications across Queensland seeking government assistance. The next step in the application process is to give a presentation to a panel in June explaining our needs and the educational reasons for our building project. I will keep you updated on our progress.

Open Day – Sunday May 26

A reminder that the College will open its doors to the public on Sunday May 26 from 11.00am to 1.00pm for Open Day. This is a wonderful opportunity for families considering our College, to see our world-class facilities, meet staff and students and witness first hand the Eddies way. There will be performances, demonstration lessons showcasing our broad curriculum offerings, information displays and guided tours. Visiting families can also enjoy a complimentary barista coffee and a bite to eat. Our Parents and Friends will be putting on a barbecue and will be on hand to welcome parents and share their Eddies experience.

It is shaping up to be a fantastic day with River 94.9 making an appearance to do live coverages. As the only Catholic Boys’ Secondary College in Ipswich, Eddies offers an unique educational experience for families seeking a place where their boy can be supported in his journey to manhood, in an environment that truly yearns to grow fine young men.

Staff news

We wish staff member and Eddies Old Boy, Mr Nick Devin, all the very best this weekend on his marriage to Letitia Stevens on Saturday May 18.

Photo of the Day

2019 AIC Cross Country Championship Open Winners with Principal, Mr O’Riordan: (R-L) Jude Thomas (1st) and Alex Davies (3rd).



Prayers

Please keep in your prayers Ms Judy Barnard and her family on the sad news of her sister, Laura Draycott, passing away yesterday. Laura leaves behind her loving husband Warren and devoted son Timothy. Judy informed me that her sister had been battling serious illness and in recent weeks she and her family have kept a vigil over her during her difficult and final days.

May Laura rest in eternal peace in God’s loving embrace.

Live Jesus in Our Hearts - Forever

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal

The Deputy

Identity

Identity News

A Vision of Leadership

Later this term, our Year 11 students will begin the journey toward their senior year as leaders of the College. As we head to the polls this weekend for the federal election, it is an apt moment to consider the type of leaders we want to promote.

At St Edmund’s College, our staff and student leaders are guided by the four Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) Touchstones. These Touchstones become the compass that provides clear direction and levels the expectation for our leaders to observe. The Touchstones of Inclusive Community, Gospel Spirituality, Justice and Solidarity and Liberating Education underpin the leadership ministry in our College and define our educational endeavours. In the development of our leaders, we spend a significant amount of time reflecting on and breaking open the intent of these Touchstones.

Unfortunately, the same opportunity is not always given to those who lead our nation. For them, there are often times when tough decisions have to be made, and it can be difficult to adopt a considered stance through all the distractions that challenge leaders. In recent times, we have seen that even in the most challenging moments, compassionate leadership is possible.

When New Zealand recently faced acts of violence, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern demonstrated that the qualities of integrity, compassion, resolve and absolute clarity define her style of leadership. New Zealand’s Prime Minister set a global standard for national leaders everywhere. At present, we see too many leaders do the opposite, purposefully exploiting fear of the ‘other’ for narrow political gains.

Dwight Eisenhower once said: “The supreme quality of leadership is unquestionably integrity”. Ardern embodies this, and furthermore she inspires integrity and compassion in those she leads. As we head to the polls this weekend, it is our opportunity to highlight for those who lead our nation, the type of leadership we want to encourage. Like Martin Luther King once said “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a moulder of consensus”.

Dear Lord,

We look to You and to You, only, Lord.
Help us make wise decisions that move our country in the right direction.
Help us to do our part in praying and in staying with what we know is right.
Teach us to make our actions count and our words matter, and line them both up to Your sense of rightness.
Guide us with Your strong arm; teach us what we need to know to make our lives—and our nation—centred on love and compassion.
We pray for our leaders, but we ask You to make us both leaders and followers: leading in the way of Truth, and following those who honour You.

In the precious and powerful name of Jesus,
Amen

ASREAP Conference

Last week I spent time at the Associated Schools Religious Education Assistant Principals (ASREAP) conference. The annual conference is a time to bring together the community of Mission Leaders in Catholic Secondary Schools in Queensland. With a focus on ‘Words of Wisdom’, the gathering was an opportunity to reflect on the wisdom elements in scripture, world religions and from our Gen Z students. It was an enriching experience that allowed delegates to engage with experts and each other to distil the wisdom that lies within our shared experiences.

I came away from the conference with new ideas and learnings. I have been challenged in my understanding of scripture, liturgy and Catholic rhetoric and I look forward to finding ways of sharing my experience with College staff and students so our community may benefit from the shared wisdom.

Upcoming Events

WEEK 4

Sunday 19 May at 6.00pm: Combined Colleges’ Parish Mass
Come along, sing and participate together. All are welcome and there will be pizza to share after Mass. Please let Ms O’Sullivan know if you are able to attend: fosullivan@sec.qld.edu.au

WEEK 5

Tuesday 21 May: Grandparents’ Day, 8.30 for 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 on Tuesday’s event.

Sunday 26 May: College Open Day - 11.00am to 1.00pm
Details are published in this newsletter and on Facebook. Please let your friends, family and neighbours know.

WEEK 7

Sunday 9 June: Pentecost Multicultural Mass, 8.30am
Share in the Spirit of Pentecost at St Mary’s Church, Woodend, on Sunday 9 June at 8:30am, by attending our annual Multicultural Mass. All are welcome and students are asked to wear full school uniform.

Live Jesus in Our Hearts - Forever

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Identity

Learning & Teaching

Learning and Teaching

Mentoring Information Evening

The Mentoring Program Information Evening was held on Wednesday. I sincerely thank the Mentors who gave their personal time for this very successful event. The students had the opportunity to sit with their mentors, plan their meeting times and carefully read the project the boys will present. The conversations were professional and provided the students with a wonderful opportunity to really get to know their mentor. Now they are ready to visit their workplaces and discuss their profession and professional lives in more detail. The Mentoring Program relies on the generosity of these professionals and truly gives life to our Touchstone of Liberating Education. I wish all the students well.

Year 11 Student Area of Interest Mentors
Thomas Albury Medical research Dr Anton Lord
Noah Atley Physiotherapy Mr Darrin Newman
Max Banditt Sport medicine Dr Roy Saunders
Samuel Burling Law Mr Peter Wilkinson
Connor Cash Law Mr Nicholas Bennett
Miguel Clutario Radiology Mr Minh Nguyen
Declan Jolly RAAF pilot FLTLT Alice de Vries
Tom McIntyre Law Mr Matthew Fairclough
Joseph McKew Engineering Mr Jason Doherty
Joshua Mole Engineering Mr Thomas Whyte
Thomas Parker Medicine Dr Sharon Steiler
Toby Patrick Entrepreneurship Mr Andrew Fechner
Keagan Patterson Stockbroking Mr Andrew Coates
Luc Van Meurs Performing arts - Acting Mr Shaun Kohlman
Mentoring Information Night
eSPORTS

Tuesday night was SEC’s first night competing in eSports. Four teams of up to ten players have joined the competition to compete against teams from twenty-five South East Queensland Schools in the UQ eSports tournament.

Unfortunately, we had some teething and IT problems on the night which left only two teams able to compete. We have sorted out all problems now and are ready to go for next week. A big thank you to Mr Tom Skippington for his work in solving the IT issues. Each team has been given a coach and we are excited to be part of this wonderful tournament.

Ms Debra Whyte, Head of Department Digital Technology

UQ eSports Tournament


Years 7 and 9 NAPLAN

Congratulations to the Years 7 and 9 students for the manner in which they conducted themselves during the NAPLAN testing. They concentrated and worked well and I thank them for the attention they gave to this important testing.

I explained to the Year 9 students that these results are used by the College to track their progress. Last week each Year 9 student had a one-to-one interview with his homeroom teacher discussing his Year 7 NAPLAN Test results, his Progressive Achievement Tests (PAT) and his subject results. Further to this, his results in his application to his study were considered, his ability to work independently and his behaviour and attitude. Attendance data also formed part of this conversation. This process provides a wholistic picture of how our Year 9 students are progressing in their life at the College and encourages them to know and understand their own progress.

Year 7 one-to-one interviews will be conducted later in the year after NAPLAN results are received.

Year 10 Subject Selection

We look forward to meeting with Year 10 students and their parents next week at the Subject Selection Evening on Tuesday 21 May. The Senior School Expo will be open from 6.00pm in the College Hall for students and their parents to visit Heads of Department. A number of universities including the University of Southern Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland will be present together with representatives from the Australian Defence Force and Apprenticeships Queensland.

A presentation will explain the new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) and revised Variable Pathway (VP). A separate presentation for students wishing to enter the Employment Pathway (EP) will be held in Ambrose Place following this.

SET Plan Interviews – Year 10

Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan Interviews for Year 10 will be conducted the week following the Senior School Expo. Information about SET Plan Interviews will be provided on the evening.

Year 11 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank

This week ATAR students sat some of their exams for the conclusion of Unit 1. Once results have been collated, Mr Litchfield will track the results of each student in Year 11, including those enrolled in the Variable Pathway and Employment Pathway, against their progress towards their Queensland Certificate of Education. Interviews will be conducted following this process.

Best wishes.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Learning and Teaching

Senior School

Middle School

Assistant Principal Students

2019 Kokoda Track Immersion - Calling for Expressions of Interest

Years 10 and 11 Students and Parents

Once again, St Edmund’s College is offering students from Years 10 and 11 (parents included) the opportunity to walk the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. The immersion will take place from Saturday 21 September to Tuesday 1 October 2019. Training will commence soon, preceded by an Information Night. If you are interested in the immersion, please email Mr Raddie - nraddie@sec.qld.edu.au - for further information. A minimum of ten walkers is required for the Kokoda immersion to occur.

Mr Nigel Raddie, HOD: Vocational Education

2018 SEC Kokoda Immersion


School Photos - Monday 20 May 2019

Sibling Photos taken before school 7.30am to 8.30am - no booking required

Full student photo schedule for Monday 20 May available on EDE.

Whooping Cough

Link to Qld Health Information

A case of Whooping Cough has been reported in the student cohort.

Please refer to Queensland Health information at the following link:
http://conditions.health.qld.g...

Career News

Careers - Week 4

Year 10 Career Assessment Reports

All Year Ten students and parents should have received their BIA Career Assessment report via email this week. This report provides information on their interests, abilities and possible career directions.

Please take the time to discuss the report with your son prior to the Year Ten Subject Selection Expo Evening (21 May) and the Student Education and Training Plan meeting that will follow in the week starting 26 May.

A Winning Resume

What makes a winning resume?

It’s got to be succinct, achievement-focused, well formatted, keyword optimised, grammatically correct and... this list could go on, but who’s got time for that? There is no one right answer/format for writing a winning resume but Seek Career Advice have developed and provided a free, professionally designed resume template to help get you started.

Even if you are not ready for a part time job yet, it’s a good idea to get your resume done so it is ready for when that ‘great’ opportunity comes along.

A resume template and sample resumes can be found on EDE under Curriculum in Careers Guidance. Go to the tab titled “Get That Job”.

Tertiary News

Griffith University Scholarships video

Griffith and its partners provide more than $40 million annually, to support students as they complete their degrees. Over 600 scholarships are available to new and continuing students whose success at University would benefit from direct financial support. Griffith has developed a YouTube video to explain the scholarships they offer and the application process. Access the video here. For more information visit Griffith scholarships.

Additional entry requirement for teaching courses

If you are nominating Teaching as one of your QTAC preferences, you must meet academic and non-academic entry requirements. Academic entry requirements include subject prerequisites and OP/minimum selection threshold. You can find academic entry requirements for each course in Course Search. If you do not submit the additional entry requirements you won't be consicered for a place in teaching at any institution.

You can meet academic entry requirements through:

  • senior secondary (Year 12) results
  • successful prior study at university or VET level
  • successful completion of relevant professional qualifications
  • approved admissions tests

Contact the relevant institution for more information on what qualifications are accepted for entry to initial teacher education courses. Information on the selection guidelines including the process for assessment of non-academic capabilities is available from the QTAC website.

Time is passing Year 12s

Did you know there are only four months left until the QTAC online application is activated (1 August 2019). You need to begin serious planning for 2020 if you have not already started. If you haven’t a clue where to start or aren’t aware of your options, make an appointment with your school Guidance Officer/Counsellor ASAP. Starting this term, you will have many opportunities to explore your options. For example:

  • 24 – 25 May 2019 - Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Also, careers expos will be held in regional centres throughout Queensland.
  • From May to September most of the institutions have open days at which you can obtain information about courses and check out the campuses.
  • You will receive the QTAC Guide in June/July. This booklet contains information about courses you can apply for through QTAC and application processes.
  • 20 – 21 July 2019 - Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) at the RNA showgrounds. Interstate universities will be represented at this expo.
  • From 1 August 2019, you can access a range of up-to-date information about the 2019/20 QTAC application and offer processes and the courses offered from the QTAC website.

Take advantage of all these opportunities to plan your immediate future. 30 September 2019 is the final date to apply for some courses so check your QTAC book carefully for critical dates when you receive it.

QUT: Mathematics is one of the oldest pure sciences

Mathematics is the technical language of science, engineering and business. With qualifications in mathematics, employers recognise that you are equipped with the specialist analytical skills for today’s complex world.

The Bachelor of Mathematics (Applied and Computational Mathematics) combines studies in mathematics with involvement in real-world applications and computational simulations. Computer simulation and visualisation techniques can be used in many research projects including bone fracture and wound healing and modelling saltwater intrusion in coastal systems.

QUT’s Mathematical Sciences School is a leader in delivering world-class teaching and research outcomes, offering advanced, relevant and modern courses designed for the real world and is underpinned by award-winning research.

UCAT reminder for Medicine and other health science courses

Students applying for medicine and other health science courses may be required to sit for the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) as part of the application process. You need to register and book a test date and bookings close at 11.59 pm on 17 May 2019. Results will be available at the end of your test. Click here to find out more information and the universities and courses that have UCAT as a prerequisite for entry.

Career Spotlight

Human Resource Professionals

Human Resource Professionals plan, develop, implement and evaluate staff recruitment, assist in resolving disputes by advising on workplace matters, and represent industrial, commercial, union, employer and other parties in negotiations on issues such as enterprise bargaining, rates of pay and conditions of employment. Related occupations located on myfuture include:

  • Human Resource Adviser
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Workplace Relations Adviser
  • Human Resource Consultant
  • Employment Consultant
  • Literary Agent

Main tasks performed

  • arranging for advertising of job vacancies, interviewing and testing of applicants, and selection of staff
  • maintaining personnel records and associated human resource information systems
  • providing advice and information to management on workplace relations policies and procedures, staff performance and disciplinary matters
  • arranging the induction of staff and providing information on conditions of service, salaries and promotional opportunities
  • receiving and recording job vacancy information from employers such as details about job description, wages and conditions of employment
  • providing information on current job vacancies in the organisation to employers and job seekers

Mr Mark Currie, Careers Guidance Officer/Adviser

General

Music and Cultural

Music News

Upcoming Performance Events

The next two weeks will be very busy for the Performing Arts Department with three performance events taking place. The first event is the Little King’s Performance which will take place on Sunday 19 May at St Joseph’s Primary School Hall. Students will be required to meet at St Joseph’s to setup at 10.30am and may be collected at 12.00pm after packing up the equipment.

Some students will be involved in a rehearsal at St Mary’s College that day, therefore Ms Frances O’Sullivan will be running a shuttle bus, collecting students at 10:00am from St Edmund’s Tuckshop and returning them at 12.00pm after the performance.

Performing Arts Night - Wednesday 22 May - 6.00pm

Our Performing Arts Night for this term will take place next Wednesday in the Performing Arts Centre, kicking off at 6.00pm. Please come and support the talented students of St Edmund’s and St Mary’s Colleges.

Senior Contemporary Band Performance

The Senior Contemporary Band performed the John Farnham classic “You’re the Voice” at Assembly last Friday. The students presented a great rendition of this song and were given a big tick of approval by Mr Aldridge who is an avid John Farnham fan. Well done lads!

Instrumental Lessons

Attendance for instrumental lessons has been good so far this term; although there is still room for improvement. Please be sure to check your lesson times which are listed outside Room K205, or online under the Co-curricular banner on EDE.

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

College Boys' Choir

Forthcoming Events

Sunday 19 May - Little King’s Concert - Meet at St Joseph’s Primary School Hall - 10:30am to 12:00pm - Dress: school uniform. (Students present at musical rehearsal will be transported to St Joseph’s Hall via minibus, leaving St Edmund’s Tuckshop at 10:00am.)

Friday 24 May - Mothers/Ladies Mass - 6:30pm - St Mary’s Church - Supervision and dinner provided in the Music Room if students wish to remain after school - Dress: school uniform.

Sunday 26 May - College Open Day - 11.00am and1.00pm - Dress: school uniform.

Please email fosullivan@sec.qld.edu.au for more information if required.

Ms Frances O’Sullivan, Head of Department Creative Arts

Sport

Sports News - Week 4

AIC Round 2 Sport & AIC Cross Country Championships

Rugby and Football

Last Saturday we played St Laurence’s College in Round 2 in what was a tough day in terms of results. Shining lights were our 8A and 8B Rugby teams who continue to be very competitive. Our A side played out a 12-12 draw and our Bs were unfortunate to go down in the final stages of the game 17-10.

This week we play St Patrick’s College in Round 3 action. It is important that we bounce back and look for good results this weekend. Best of luck to all involved.

AIC Cross Country Championships

On Monday we competed at the AIC Cross Country Championships at Curlew Park. A total of 66 students represented the College and gave 100%.

Special mention to Jude Thomas who won the Open race for the second year in a row and Alex Davies who ran a personal best to finish third in the same race.

Joel Powell ran well in the 14 Years finishing 6th, along with Ben Ivanovic (12th) in the 14 Years.

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

AIC Chess Results - 10 May 2019

Round 2 Vs St Laurence's College - Overall Draw

Open: SEC 11 St Laurence’s College 5 - Win

Senior A: SEC 10 St Laurence’s College 6 - Win

Senior B: SEC 6 St Laurence’s College 10 - Loss

Intermediate A: SEC 5 St Laurence’s College 11 - Loss

Intermediate B: SEC 8 St Laurence’s College 8 - Draw

Round 2 saw some tough games with St Edmund’s achieving an overall draw against St Laurence’s College. The entire team should be proud of themselves as they represented the College wonderfully. In this round the Open team came away with a win overall. Joseph Savage and Nicholas Just were undefeated on the night, Lachlan Wesener had a win and Patrick Cavanagh drew one of his games.

Senior A remain undefeated overall. Ekachai Adams is undefeated so far this season and Mitchell Vesper, Kobie Low and Jake O’Loughlin all achieved wins on the night. The Senior Bs also played extremely well with Declan Jolly undefeated and Cale Taylor taking a win. Both of the Intermediate teams also played well with Aidan Doherty winning both games, and Ben Naish, Michael Tate, Toby Robinson and Dylan Marler achieving wins. Toby had his first win playing for SEC taking the match in five moves. The Intermediate B team achieved a draw overall.

We look forward to seeing all team members at training on Tuesday and Thursday.

Ms Debra Whyte and Mr Brent Habermann, AIC Chess Coordinators

AIC Football (Soccer) Results - 11 May 2019

Round 2 Vs St Laurence's College

Firsts – Loss 1 – 4. A score which was not an accurate reflection of the match. We were unable to capitalise on positive attacking phases in the second half. Soft goals were conceded and this needs to be rectified if we are to compete at this level. Connor Asquith, Aiden Perry and Blair Chisholm worked tenaciously throughout.

Seconds – Loss 0 – 5. A match that was a tale of two halves. We started extremely well, and played with an intensity that had been lacking in previous matches. As the first half progressed we created three excellent scoring chances; however we could not convert. Due to a defensive lapse close to half time the St Laurence’s team was able to score a soft goal. This pattern continued in the second half as we drifted in and out of the game. When we maintained concentration and intensity we were very competitive, although these moments were far too brief and the oppositision began their dominance of the game. Baron Kanku was competitive going forward and Tommy Williams was excellent in goals.

Thirds – Loss 1 – 7. A challenging game played against a well organised St Laurence’s team. A great goal by Barry Pilado from a set piece was the highlight. Well done to Christian Cook for putting his hand up to play his first game as goal keeper.

10A – Loss 0 – 4. A poor result which was far from reflective of the game and effort displayed by the team. A very even start changed quickly when we struggled to deal with a direct approach, where fast powerful attackers started to find some space and time in dangerous areas. A lack of focus and concentration, combined with some poor errors in key positions, left the team shell-shocked and down 3-0 at halftime. A restructure to formation proved more positive with SEC looking much more competitive in the attacking zone. The task proved too large and the forward overload was eventually punished.

10B – Loss 0 – 6. A difficult match against a strong opponent. The match was in the balance at halftime, despite the score line, with very little separating the teams. We were down 1 – 0 at the break and were certainly in a position to get a result from this match. However, to Laurie’s credit they came out firing in the second half and we could not match their new-found intensity. Kai Bell worked tirelessly in the midfield and Jake Thompsons’ spectacular efforts in goals contained the score line.

10C- Loss 0 – 12. The team had their work cut out, being challenged the minute they took the field. The backline worked tirelessly throughout the game in difficult circumstances. Caden Weatherhog protected the goal well, producing some great saves. Despite the tough and consistent opposition, the team worked well, showing bright moments in attack; while Kydan Manley had multiple convincing attempts at scoring.

9A – Loss 0 – 2. The Eddies men were keen to get their season back on track after a disappointing first round result. As the first half progressed, neither team controlled the game with chances hard to come by. Late in the half, sloppy defending gifted St Laurence’s a golden chance to open the scoring. After the break the Eddies players came out with an attacking mindset; however they were unable to create any clear cut chances. Riley Mills kept the students in the game through a fantastic penalty save half way through the game. Some poor defending from a set piece led to St Laurence’s extending their lead late in the game, finishing at 2-0.

9B – Loss 1 – 3. A slow start and through poor defending we were quickly trailing 3 – 0. The players produced a massive improvement in the second half and were the better team, scoring a nicely worked goal and coming close on numerous occasions. If we can begin games like we finish them, we will be a massive threat in this competition. Arnel Curtis was very competitive up front and Cooper Wood created defensive pressure in the midfield.

8A – Loss 0 – 5. We were chasing the game after conceding two earlier soft goals. While creating chances the game moved away from us. Nick Luttrell worked well in defence and Jack Winks was competitive up front.

8B – Loss 0 – 3. A very dedicated performance which was inspiring to watch. Captain, Reggie Hauschildt led the team from the back while Clay Baker and Siluna Nanayakkara were impressive in midfield.

8C – Loss 0 – 7. The team tried hard; however they were outplayed by a better team. Kynan Stoakes and Harrison Baldry played well in defence. Thomas Cowell produced great saves in goal while Alex Goode was untiring in his efforts at the front.

7A – Loss 0 – 1. The team worked hard placing St Laurence’s under pressure. One good goal sank the Eddies team who had created good chances throughout the game.

7B – Loss 1 – 2. The 7Bs had an exciting second round match against St Laurence’s, going down 2-1. There were a couple of exciting chances in attack, with the team improving their passing and communication. Well done to Wyatt Paulsen for scoring an excellent penalty, Jesse Britton as Captain and to the midfielders who made an effort to help in both attack and defence. The 7Bs were unlucky to miss a couple of penalties. It was a close game and a continuation of the strong start to the season.

7C – Loss 1 – 3. An unlucky loss by the team. They fought very hard and gave it everything. Great goal from Joel Edwards and Mayson Carter kept the score at just 3-1 with some great saves.

7D – Loss 1 – 7. A tough game against a strong side; however the players did well to keep working hard and achieve a goal. Ryan Silcock played well with many close scoring opportunities and Seth Taylor had a good performance.

AIC Rugby Results - 11 May 2019

Round 2 Vs St Laurence's College

Firsts – Loss 0 – 62. Attention to detail in basic fundamentals played its part in this performance. High body height, poor ball security, lack of groundwork, lethargic kick-chase, lack of shoulders in tackles and tackle target not being low enough cost us dearly. Addressing our enthusiasm, application and celebration at each contest in the match will go a long way to fixing many facets of our performance. Ethan Whiteside’s effort all game was outstanding, supported strongly by Hunter Pearce.

Seconds – Loss 59 – 7. We faced strong opposition from St Laurence’s. The SLC team carrying form along with some logistical issues with the team in blue meant we were always going to struggle against a polished outfit. However, those players who committed to the game showed grit and determination and played for each other to the final whistle. Callum Dillon scored our only try with an impressive individual effort after half time.

10A – Loss 14 – 36. The 10A’s were outgunned in the first half by a slick Laurie’s team. When we protected our ball and played with greater enthusiasm the tide turned and we won the second half. Two tries to Jed Lacey. Some great performances in the second by the whole team particularly Hayden Bacon, Blake McGreevy and Jake Kerkin.

10B – Loss 0 – 58. The team demonstrated tremendous effort against a strong St Laurence’s side. This game saw the players introduce new game strategies and skills from training. Persistent injuries and a lack of reserve players applied pressure to the team, especially during the second half. This resulted in a disappointing loss with a final score of 0-58. Special mention to Kyus Heit and Lachlan Norton for their incredible effort during the game.

9A – Loss 12 – 25. A strong start in the first half; however we failed to gain the momentum in the second half. Our defence at pillar-post must improve as well as our pod play. Larry Siala and Daniel Mavunda had strong games.

9B – Loss 0 – 72. The players fought hard in a tough game against St Laurence’s. The first five minutes saw the teams looking evenly matched until Lauries managed to break our line and score. The players were disappointed with their performance. Too many team members playing as individuals and fitness let them down in the end.

8A – Draw 12 – 12. A tough, evenly matched game. Good games by Tafito Falaniko Ah-Ki and Lachlan Davis in attack and Jack Gleeson in defence.

8B – Loss 10 – 17. The team played tough and patient rugby, doing the simple things we practised at training and not over-complicating anything. All SLC tries were around the wings; beating us with their speed. Many positives to take into this week.

8C – Loss 0 – 27. A tough game against a well structured and well drilled St Laurence’s team. A strong game by Regen Van der Westen who was influential in all aspects of the game. A competitive game.

7A – Loss 0 – 66. A tough game against a well prepared St Laurence’s side. The team played with good skills and structures at times; however they struggled to keep up with the opposition’s pace.

7B – Loss 0 – 69. A great start to putting into practice the skills the team had learnt at training. A strong St Laurence’s team moved quickly to the front as the players tried to keep up. Stand out performances from Elliot Cunningham and Byron O’Connell.

AIC Football (Soccer) Fixtures - 18 May 2019

Round 3 Vs St Patrick's College

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

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

10C Vs Padua 10C

9:30am

Away

Padua College, Football 3, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliott Road, Banyo

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 Patrick’s College, SPC Playing Fields, Football 1, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

8B

9:30am

Away

St Patrick’s College, SPC Playing Fields, Football 1, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

8C

10:30am

Away

St Patrick’s College, SPC Playing Fields, Football 1, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

7A

8:30am

Away

St Patrick’s College, SPC Playing Fields, Football 2, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

7B

9:30am

Away

St Patrick’s College, SPC Playing Fields, Football 2, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

7C

10:30am

Away

St Patrick’s College, SPC Playing Fields, Football 2, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

7D

9:10am

Away

St Patrick’s College, SPC Playing Fields, Football 3, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

Bus 1 – for Rugby – 7A & 7B and Soccer – 7A, 7D & 8A leaves the College at 7:00am and returns to Tivoli Sporting Complex at approximately 2:00pm.

Bus 2 – for Rugby – 8A & 8C and Soccer – 7B, 7C, 8B & 8C leaves the College at 8:00am and returns to Tivoli Sporting Complex at approximately 2:00pm.

Bus 3 - for Soccer – 10C leaves the College at 8:00am and returns to Tivoli Sporting Complex at approximately 11:30am.

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

AIC Rugby Fixtures - 18 May 2019

Round 3 Vs St Patrick's College

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

1:00pm

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 4, Church Street, Tivoli

10B

12 noon

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 4, Church Street, Tivoli

9A

12 noon

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

9B

11:00am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

8A

11:30am

Away

St Patrick’s College, SPC Playing Fields,

Rugby 1, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

8B

Bye

8C Vs SPC 8B

10:30am

Away

St Patrick’s College, SPC Playing Fields,

Rugby 1, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

7A

9:30am

Away

St Patrick’s College, SPC Playing Fields,

Rugby 1, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

7B

8:30am

Away

St Patrick’s College, SPC Playing Fields,

Rugby 1, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

Bus 1 – for Rugby – 7A & 7B and Soccer – 7A, 7D & 8A leaves the College at 7:00am and returns to Tivoli Sporting Complex at approximately 2:00pm.

Bus 2 – for Rugby – 8A & 8C and Soccer – 7B, 7C, 8B & 8C leaves the College at 8:00am and returns to Tivoli Sporting Complex at approximately 2:00pm.

Rugby and Football Photo Schedule - Saturday 18 May 2019

Photos taken at Tivoli Sporting Complex

Rugby and Football Photos - Saturday, 18 May 2019 - Tivoli Sporting Complex

Time

Group/Team

7:50am

9A

Football

8:00am

9B

Football

8:50am

10B

Football

9:00am

10A

Football

9:50am

Thirds

Football

10:10am

2nds

Football

10:20am

9B

Rugby

10:45pm

1sts

Football

11:10am

9A

Rugby

11:20am

10B

Rugby

12 noon

10A

Rugby

12:15pm

2nds

Rugby

1:00pm

1sts

Rugby

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

**10C Football (Soccer) to be taken on Monday 20 May in formal College uniform**

Tuckshop

Tuckshop Roster - Week 5

Commencing 20 May 2019

Mon 20 May: T Williams, K Schuh, T Rogers
Tue 21 May: N Callaghan, C Allan
Wed 22 May: J Roberts, S Atuatika
Thu 23 May: M Low, S Reeve
Fri 24 May: V Albury, A Costello, F Sippel, D McGuire

School News

Welcome to Year 7 Grandparents - Tuesday 21 May

9.00am to 11.00am

Year 7 Grandparents’ Morning

Grandparents (or another relative such as a great aunt or uncle) are invited to visit their Year 7 grandsons at St Edmund’s College on Tuesday morning 21 May 2019.

The morning will begin in Ambrose Place at 9.00am, where grandparents will be welcomed by the Principal, Mr Diarmuid O’Riordan and joined by their grandsons after their Homeroom.

Grandsons will accompany their grandparents on an informative tour of the College following the Principal’s welcome. At the conclusion of the tour, Morning Tea will be provided for grandparents and their grandsons.

RSVPs are due now at the Student Office, indicating the names of the grandparents who are attending and including the Year 7 student’s name and Home Room.

Parking: For the convenience of grandparents, parking will be available at Rangers Rugby Union Club, Woodend Road, Woodend, where a shuttle bus will run continual trips to the College from 8.00am.

If you have any queries regarding Tuesday’s Grandparents’ Day, please contact Kath Creedy on 0403 26 99 55.

St Edmund's Mothers' Mass and Dinner

Friday 24 May 2019 - St Mary's Church and Brothers Club

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop - Week 5

May Specials - What's New

ATHLETICS and CROSS COUNTRY – A new Performance Singlet for students is available for purchase from the Uniform Shop. This singlet is required for Athletics and Cross Country events. The cost is $50 which includes Training and Performance Singlets.

MAY SPECIALS

Rugby Shorts - great for training NOW $20 - Limited sizes available
SEC Trackpants NOW $38
Royal Blue Pullovers NOW $50
Royal Blue Vests NOW $35

ITEMS OF INTEREST

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

WHAT’S NEW

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

OPENING HOURS

MONDAY and THURSDAY – 8:00 am to 12:30pm
TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY– 8:00am to 3:30pm (Closed for lunch 12:30pm to 1:30pm)
Phone: 3810 4489 Email: uniformshop@sec.qld.edu.au

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