Newsletter - 2 August 2019

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

Many Voices, One Spirit

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends

Joyously, St Edmund’s College joins with the 306 Catholic schools across Queensland to celebrate Catholic Education Week. Our distinctive Catholic identity has been shaped by Blessed Edmund Rice who founded the Christian Brothers over 200 years ago in Waterford, Ireland. In 1806 he started the first Christian Brothers’ school for the poor and wretched children of the bustling portside town. More schools were established in Ireland and continued to spread overseas as the need grew.

In 1868 the Brothers came to Australia led by the adventurous Brother Ambrose Treacy. In 1892 the Brothers answered a call to start a school in Ipswich and so began our chapter of the story of Catholic education in Queensland. In the 127 years that have passed St Edmund’s College has educated over 30,000 young men in Ipswich and the surrounding region.

This morning we gathered as a College community to celebrate Heritage Mass at St Mary’s Church. I was so proud of the young men for the dignified and respectful way they participated in the Mass. The singing throughout and the rendition of our College Song at the end was so uplifting and powerfully demonstrated the many voices and one spirit that is Eddies. I felt very grateful and humbled to be part of this very special community.

As a Catholic school we provide a
faith-based education built on the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice which places the values of Jesus at its centre
high quality, holistic education for 1 in 5 young Queenslanders, educating them to be well-informed, highly skilled and constructive members of the community
place that values diversity and treats each student with dignity enabling them in turn to promote and respect the dignity of all
community that nurtures in its young men a commitment to social justice and a critical social conscience
learning environment that prepares young men for global responsibilities through stewardship of the Earth’s resources
and we are a vital part of the local and universal Church
welcoming, inclusive and connected to our Ipswich community.

We were pleased to participate in the creation of a video promoting Catholic education in the St Mary’s Parish of Ipswich. Please click on the video links below to gain a sense of the special qualities of Catholic Education in our community. These videos are available on our College webpage.

Ignite the Blue and White – Back to Eddies Day - August 10

A call to Eddies Old Boys – come join us next Saturday August 10 at Tivoli Sporting Complex where Eddies will host the Associated Independent Colleges’ Rugby League competition. Old Boys are invited to meet at the College for a tour of the facilities at 1.00pm and then head out to Tivoli to form a guard of honour for the First XIII who play at 2.40pm. Drinks and refreshments will be provided and afterwards there will be a bus to Ipswich Brothers Leagues Club for an opportunity to catch up. Games will start at 9.30am with the Year 6 Rookies Team getting us underway. We hope to see a big crowd there to celebrate and cheer on our boys.

MMADD Week – ‘Awesome’

When I asked a group of boys what they thought of MMADD week they said ‘awesome’.

Thank you to Fran O’Sullivan for coordinating a sensational MMADD (Music, Media, Art, Dance and Drama) Week this year. Well done to the awesome creative arts team: Tim Kirkwood, Jesse Gold, Eamon Webb, Nicola Scarrott, Hannah Douglas, Helen Purcell, Pete Kemp, and Robyn Pozzias for helping to create a multitude of MMADD activities throughout the week. Thank you also to Debra Whyte for the electronic sign-on help, Chris Barton for the creation of the video shown on assembly last week and our tuckshop ladies Gina and Narelle for catering.

Photo of the Week

Heritage Mass


St Edmund’s Family

Please keep the Nelson Family in your thoughts and prayers on the passing of Tony, husband of Ann-Maree and father of Luke (2018) and Maddy. May he rest in peace in God’s loving embrace.

Live Jesus in Our Hearts - Forever

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal

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Identity

Identity News

Many Voices. One ‘Eddies’ Spirit

Across Queensland this week we celebrated Catholic Education Week. The vastly spread community of kindergarten, primary, secondary and university institutions encompasses thousands of staff, students and their families who share the spirit through a Catholic education.

Here at Eddies, the week continued as it does for many of us; a busy week filled with lessons and lunches, trainings, meetings and shared experiences. This is the life of a Catholic school, much like many other schools. However, here at Eddies there is something unique to be discovered in the everyday. It can be felt as staff and students greet and gather with each other. It can be felt beyond the classrooms as students support each other in training, and as students look out for each other around the school, always seeking to be a brother to another.

The spirit of Eddies is kind, strong and gentle, a spirit which seeks to be inclusive and always has a heart for the other. There a over 1100 people at Eddies each with a unique voice and gifts to share, but guided by our Catholic vision. Our strong community shares a spirit which can be felt throughout Ipswich and beyond. Thank you to each and every member of our community for all that they bring to our Catholic College. You are welcome and are an important part of our shared spirit.

Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group

On Wednesday a group of staff including Uncle Joe Kirk along with teaching and non-teaching staff and students meet for the first time to work towards developing a St Edmund’s College Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The group will be guided by the Narragunnawali (pronounced narra-gunna-wally) which supports all schools and early learning services in Australia to develop environments that foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions. The online platform provides practical ways to introduce meaningful reconciliation initiatives in the classroom, around the school and with the community.

The group that met on Wednesday reflected on where the College community currently sits on the journey towards reconciliation. The collective decision was made that the next step will be to have a community conversation with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their families. This will occur later this term and invitations will be sent to relevant families. The students in the working group also asked to give a presentation to staff at the next Staff Meeting in a few weeks time.

As we move forward in developing a RAP, the working group will seek to hear a variety of perspectives across the community. It is the hope of the group that our RAP will be one that is supported and celebrated by the whole community.

If you would like to be involved, or find out more information about our journey towards implementing our Reconciliation Action Plan, please email Mrs Marysia Rice mrice@sec.qld.edu.au

Arts Faith Day

On Tuesday our Year 8 students participated in an Arts Faith Day. The reflection day was an important part of the Eddies Men Can Formation Program at the College and drew inspiration from the Creative Arts and Religious Education Program. The theme of Catholic Education “Many Voices – One Spirit” was alive throughout the day.

The students participated in four workshops, each with a focus on how we can engage our head, heart, hands and feet to be a community of young men who are responsive to the needs of others. One of the workshops included a guided process to create a piece of art; the product displayed proudly at the Heritage Mass today. It was a wonderful and joy-filled community day.

I would especially like to thank our guests Fr Thomas Zaranski, Mike Hudson and Scott from Arkadian Art, along with coordinators Anne Artesi and Frances O’Sullivan for their organisation and passion as well as all the staff who contributed to the success of the Year 8 Arts Faith day.

Prayer for Catholic Education Week

Lord, we thank you for all the voices in this community.
Bless our community with compassion, forgiveness and love for one another.

We pray that we are empowered by your spirit, so that our community may be a symbol of kindness, strength and gentleness inclusive of all people.

We ask this through Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

Mission and Community Dates and Events For Term 3

Parents, families and friends, some important St Edmund’s events to mark in your diaries.

WEEK 4

Thursday 8 August: Years 10 to 12 Combined College Winter Sleepout
Places are limited so get in early for the Sleepout. Includes shared meals and activities with our friends on the hill. Make a strong statement and raise awareness about homelessness. Information available from Mrs Marysia Rice

Live Jesus in Our Hearts - Forever

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Identity

Learning & Teaching

Learning and Teaching

Years 10, 11 and 12 Academic Awards

Next Friday, August 9, we celebrate the Academic Awards for the Senior School. This week at year level assemblies we had the opportunity to congratulate award recipients within their year level and I look forward to celebrating with parents next Friday. Invitations to parents have been sent via email.

Year 11 Parent Forum – Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) Pathway and Variable Pathway (VP)

Year 11 parents and caregivers of students in the ATAR and Variable Pathways should have received a letter regarding a Parent Forum on Monday August 12, Week 5. The aim of this evening is to provide parents with further information about the journey from now until the end of 2020. Topics to be discussed include:

• Requirements for receiving the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
• How certificate courses contribute to the QCE
• How assessment tasks contribute towards ATAR
• Timing of Internal and External Assessment
• College Reports
• Access to adjustments and arrangements for students affected by poor health or learning difficulties
• Preparing students for their external exams

As stated in the letter to Year 11 families, the College is very conscious of working in partnership with parents to support the students in this new system.

Years 8 and 9 Subject Selection

Parents and Caregivers of Years 8 and 9 students should have received a letter advising that the Subject Selection Evening has been moved to Wednesday September 8. This allows Year 9 students to have more experience in their current elective subjects and provides planning time to outline new opportunities for students in the Middle School. I look forward to seeing parents and caregivers on Wednesday 8 September.

Middle School Review

Staff at the College have been conducting a review of the Middle School structures, pedagogy and curriculum offerings. Communication with parents will be via the Years 8 and 9 Subject Selection Evening and written communication.

Best wishes.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Learning and Teaching

Library News - Week 3

Book Week 2019

Reading is My Superpower

Well know Australian author Oliver Phommavanh will be speaking to all Yr 7 & 8 students on Monday 5 August. Oliver Phommavanh is a children’s author, teacher and stand-up comedian from Sydney. Some of Oliver’s books include Thai-riffic!, Con-nerd, Punchlines, Thai-no-mite and The Other Christy. For more information visit Oliver’s website: https://www.oliverwriter.com/

On Tuesday 6 August six Year 9 students will be participating in the Write a Book in a Day Competition. Students include Thomas Bryant, Jack Winrow, Samuel Jesse, Kade Grieve, Stewart England and Rory Feeney. Write a Book in a Day is a creative and challenging team competition. Teams of up to ten have just twelve hours to write and illustrate a book from start to finish. To make it even more fun, unique parameters must be included in the story. Completed books are donated to children in hospitals across Australia.

Participants must also fundraise. Funds raised by the students will be donated to Kid’s Cancer Project. To sponsor a student, visit the website https://writeabookinaday.com/ and click on the “Sponsor a Student” link.

Superhero Kahoot

On Wednesday 7 August students can pit their skills and knowledge against each other in a Superheros Kahoot in a bid to find a champion. There will be prizes for first, second and third.

Superhero Photo Booth

During breaks on Thursday and Friday the library will have a photo booth set up so students can capture themselves as a superhero.


Book in a Jar Competition

The Library is also running the Book in a Jar Competition. Correctly guess the title of the book in the jar and you could win a prize.

Anime Workshop


On Monday 19 August, the Library will be running an Anime Workshop for students. The workshop will be run by Ty Hanson. Ty is the creator of the Millennium Exile project. He is working on creating an anime, with the dream that it will one day become an actual anime series produced by a famed Japanese studio. To find out more about the Millennium Exile project go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTdrBZNZNYU or visit https://www.millenniumexile.com/

The workshop will run from 2.00pm until 4.00pm. If you are interested in attending see Mrs Callaghan for a permission form. Numbers are limited so the first students to return a signed permission form will be guaranteed a spot.

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

Tutorials - Maths and Science

Term 3 Schedules

Senior School

Middle School

Assistant Principal Students

2019 Shanghai Exchange Program

Visitors from South-West Weiyu Middle School

The Shanghai Exchange program for 2019 began with the arrival of ten students and four staff from the South-West Weiyu Middle School, Shanghai on Wednesday 24 July.

We welcomed them on the College Assembly last Friday and they have enjoyed a full week of activities, visiting Dreamworld, Brisbane CBD, Southbank, the Gold Coast and Queen’s Park in Ipswich.

There have been opportunities to visit Engineering and Automotive classes, play lawn bowls and badminton and engage in an Art class, as well as visiting classes with their host students. The visit will conclude on Monday after a visit to Ngutana-Lui Indigenous Resource Centre before flying home on Monday evening.

It has once again been a fruitful exchange allowing the students from South-West Weiyu and St Edmund’s, along with homestay families, the opportunity to engage in some cultural understanding and friendship development.

Thanks to the ten St Edmund’s homestay families for opening their homes, along with staff who have hosted during this time. We wish the staff and students from Shanghai safe travels as they make their way home.

Mr Mark Currie, Shanghai Exchange Coordinator

Career News

Careers - Week 3

Tertiary Open Days - Apprenticeships and Traineeships - Scholarships

Tertiary Open Days

Calendar

UQ

Sunday 4 August

St Lucia

Griffith University

Sunday 11 August

Nathan; Gold Coast; Logan; Conservatorium; Southbank

UQ Gatton

18 August

Gatton Campus

Links

University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, from 9 am – 3 pm on Sunday 4 August 2019. Get started by downloading the app on the UQ Open Day website.

Central Queensland University Brisbane open day hosted at the Brisbane campus at 160 Ann Street from 3 pm – 6 pm on Thursday 8 August 2019. See more information and register on the CQU event page.

Griffith University open day at the Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses from 9 am – 2 pm on Sunday 11 August 2019. Register online to go into the draw to win one of three Microsoft Surface Pro and BOSE accessories.

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 14 August 2019. See more information and register on the CQU event page.

University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, from 9 am – 3 pm on Sunday 18 August 2019. Get started by downloading the app on the UQ Open Day website.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Interested in an automotive apprenticeship?

Students can apply for automotive apprenticeships with major vehicle manufacturers across Australia through Vantage Automotive Pty Ltd. Visit Vantage Automotive website and click on ‘Apprentice Programs’ for more information.

The My Skills website

This website is a national directory of Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses and nationally-accredited providers. On the site, you can search by using a course type, occupation title or location. The information it returns includes:

  • An overview of each course such as average fees and duration
  • A list of providers of that course
  • Career and course pathways
  • Employment outcomes and average salary

The website also includes a list of Government supported courses, training stories, a VET Student Loan scheme calculator (for eligible courses), skills in demand in each state and overall student outcomes.

Career Exploration Tool

Career Quiz app

The Australian Government’s Career Quiz on the Job Outlook website can be taken online for free. The quiz is useful for people who haven’t got a clue about how to start exploring their career options. You can do the quiz on your laptop or desktop through a series of simple stages.

Policing as a Career

Interested in being a police officer?

Visit the Queensland Police Recruiting website to begin your exploration. Click on ‘Recruit Entry’ for information about the entry requirements and how to prepare yourself for a police career. Attending a seminar is also very useful (click on ‘Seminars’) as you get an opportunity to ask questions about the job. The ‘Academy Life’ section of the site will give you information on the Queensland Police Service Academy.

Queensland Police Service Indigenous Recruit Preparation Program (IRPP)

For successful participants, the QPS’ Indigenous Recruit Preparation Program (IRPP) provides direct entry into the QPS Recruit Training Program. The IRPP is a 10-week, full-time course at the Queensland Police Service Academy. Visit the website for information about the minimum application requirements and the selection process. You can download an IRPP flyer from this same website.

Tertiary News - Scholarships

QUT scholarship update

QUT Excellence Scholarships (formerly Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships), are scholarships for school leavers with outstanding academic achievement or creative performance. The scholarships, valued at $10,000 to $30,000, are highly competitive and are awarded to the top ranked students who have indicated QUT as their first QTAC preference.

To be eligible for the academic scholarships, students must receive an OP 1–2 or equivalent. Students who think they may receive an OP 1–5 are encouraged to apply. All students who participate in an audition or portfolio process for specified creative industries courses are automatically considered for the creative industries and elite visual and performing arts scholarships. Students receive financial support as well as other opportunities through the scholarship program.

Applications for Excellence Scholarships are open from 1 August 2019 and close on 15 November 2019.

TAFE: Queensland Scholarships for Semester I 2020

There are two types of scholarships available. Each scholarship is valued at $5,000. Applications for these scholarships for Semester 1 2020 are now open and will close on 29 August 2019. Visit the website for details. These are:

  • Merit scholarships - awarded to students who can demonstrate that they will do well in the industry in which they apply for the scholarship
  • Access and equity scholarships - awarded to students who can demonstrate a genuine interest in and commitment to their chosen career, and based on specific equity criteria.

University of Queensland Sporting Scholarships

These scholarships support students to meet the demands of their sporting and academic programs. In addition to financial support, the scholarships offer academic tutoring, access to the UQ Sport facilities, athlete workshops and more. Available scholarships are:

For more information and a larger list of sporting scholarships, visit the UQ Sport website.

University of Southern Queensland Year 12 Early Round Scholarships

Year 12 students can apply for the following scholarships for entry to USQ courses in 2020:

  • Future Community Leader Scholarships - These scholarships are offered in recognition of a student’s participation in the community. 10 of these scholarships are available for 2020.
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships – This scholarship is to reward high achieving students with strong academic abilities. 40 of these scholarships are available for 2020.

These Year 12 scholarships close at 5.00pm, Friday 1 September, 2019. Visit the website for details.

Mr Mark Currie, Careers Guidance Officer/Adviser

General

Music and Cultural

Music News

MMADD Week

It has been a huge week for the Performing Arts Department with this week’s MMADD Week. The purpose of this event is to give all students at the College a chance to interact and be coached by Industry Professionals from the Music, Media, Art, Dance and Dramas sectors. Thank you to special guests Ellen Reed, Tom Thum and Claire Walters for giving up their time to share their talents and guidance during this week. A huge thank you to Mrs Frances O’Sullivan for organising the whole week.

College Assembly

Jake Hoare performed a heartfelt rendition of ‘Supermarket Flowers’. This was Jake’s first assembly performance since 2017 and he did a great job delivering one of Ed Sheerhan’s pop ballads. Well done Jake!

Instrumental Program

It has been a week full of interruptions for the Instrumental Program due to MMADD week. All lessons will return to normal next week. Please check the notice boards outside K205 for your lesson times and be sure to turn up to your lesson. Failure to attend may lead to termination from the program.

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

Sport

AIC Basketball Results - 27 July 2019

Round 1 Vs Villanova College

First V – Loss 48 – 56 The First V lost their opening fixture against a skilled and physical Villanova team. While the team never quit, a nervous start defined by poor execution created a deficit that proved too much to make up. A good second half from Benicio Hortle and strong play from role players gave the team a shot at a comeback; however, senseless turnovers and costly lapses in concentration gifted Villa the win.

Seconds – Loss 30 – 31. Three lack-lustre quarters of play meant we had to overcome a 10 point lead in the 4th quarter if we were to win. Unfortunately, we fell just short after our energy improved with about 5 to go. Too many errors and missed layups cost us the game. William Fullarton made some late big plays in the game.

Thirds – Loss 19 – 58. Out-muscled and out-played. The team needs to pick up on rebounding at both ends of the court and needs to be more patient in offence.

Fourths – Loss 18 – 58. There were too many turnovers and ill-discipline on the defensive end which cost us the game. We need to develop our skills further and take simple options rather than taking difficult ones.

11A – Loss 20 – 71. A slow start lead to an early deficit that we could not address. The second half was much better and saw a more even contest. Noah Farrow was a great leader and showed plenty of heart. Thornton Hendry and William Cruice combined for some good buckets.

11B – Loss 30 – 52. A step backwards from the trial game last week in both offence and defence. Keagan Patterson played a consistent four quarters. His willingness to attack the board and commit to our zone defence being an example to the squad. Only applying ourselves at training will see improvements.

10A – Win 32 – 25. We learned early that patience was required against Villa’s tight zone defence. When we moved their zone, we created scoring opportunities through Akim Deng and Jackson Crocker-Garlepp. The game was tight until the end but great discipline on defence was eventually the difference. Akim and Jackson played the house down all game.

10B – Loss 22 – 53. A great start to the first quarter saw us with the lead. Pressure defence from the opposition in the second and third saw us crumble and Villa stretch out to a decent lead. A great game from James Gilles kept the score from looking worse.

10C – Loss 10 – 67. The team played with heart and effort throughout against a seasoned and tough Villanova side. They should be proud knowing that they played the right way the entire time, constantly moving the ball on offence,and backing it up with solid defence, despite this being the first game of the season and the first-ever game of basketball for many of the lads. Unfortunately the ball just wasn’t falling in the basket. Ryan O’Halloran and Joseph Xavier hit several great shots, whilst Patrick Schmidt, Ekachai Adams and Jake Miller played excellent defence, along with the rest of the players.

9A – Win 46 – 37. Matching up against a very tall and athletic opposition gave us our first strong hit-out for the year. The team had done everything it could to prepare and start the season right. A fantastic performance by all players. Fletcher Rahn balled out and was well supported by our dominant back court.

9B – Loss 37 – 48. A strong Villa outfit got the better of us in Round 1. We were competitive in most areas; however, we went down by 12 points. A 16-point haul from Jacob Wright earned him our best on the day. Great hustle by Harry Sammut and Oliver Cruice kept the pressure on. Everyone contributed and we look forward to upcoming games to realise our full potential.

9C – Loss 15 – 33. A strong start from a sharp Villanova team saw us on the back foot all game. There were flashes of great play; however poor man-marking on defence and lack of communication cost us the game. Dylan King and Oscar Morgan had good games.

8A –Loss 38 – 61. A great performance against a talented side. Simple errors in key moments hurt us; however, attitude and intensity were great throughout the game. Tyson Golding was huge all game, with Ethan Ketelhorn and Hamish Asquith controlling our offence.

8B – Loss 35 – 40. Great fast-paced game. Eddies came out of the gates quickly putting on good points. A lapse in the middle two-quarters saw us behind; however a great comeback narrowed the margin to 5 points.

8C – Loss 17 – 48. A slow start against a quick Villa outfit meant we were chasing the score board all game. More disciplined defence to shut down easy outlet passes will aid us in future. Good game Lochlan Nguyen and Jack Thomas.

8D – Loss 4 – 60. A tough gig against a talented side. The team is still in the process of forming combinations; however our attitude was good all game. As the game progressed there were some signs of improvement and the Eddies spirit never gave up.

7A – Loss 40 – 32. The Year 7 boys had a tough game against Villanova. The scores were close all game; however we could not bridge the gap. Our defence was outstanding and we fought hard; if a few more free throws had dropped then we might have snatched defeat; that will be our focus this week. All players contributed with Robert Brown, Brodie Bettiens and Phillip Deng working hard on the rebounds. Ethan Battensby and Joshua Affleck worked tirelessly in defence.

7B – Loss 15 – 41. The team played good defence early in the game; however a stagnant offence caused our game to slow down leading to Villa taking a steady lead late in the game.

7C – Loss 4 – 38. A tough assignment today for Round 1 saw us under the pump for most of the game. The Eddies spirit never gave up and credit to the lads. Strong games from Dylan Casey and focused positioning in defence from Ashton Peek.

7D – Loss 8 – 59 It was a rough start to the season for the team. Villa was relentless with full court presses and slick shot making, creating a deficit too difficult to overcome. Great efforts from Rhys Cash and Lachlan Ruhl. The team played well, with most boys playing their first ever basketball game.

AIC Tennis Results - 27 July 2019

Round 1 Vs Villanova College

First IV – Loss 1 – 7. The SEC First tennis team had a loss 7-1. Nick Petryszyn and Barry Pillado won their reverse doubles match 6-4. Ben Naish was involved in a lengthy singles match. Despite his loss, he showed guts and determination by involving himself in every point and not giving up. His control on the court will prove successful in the near future. All members of the firsts are to be commended on the efforts.

Seconds – Loss 2 – 6. The Seconds lost 6 matches to 2. Sebastian Howie had a win in his singles and the doubles match with Jeremy Suthers against the top Villanova doubles pair. Connor Cash had a close singles game against his opponent. Some great tennis was displayed by all.

Thirds – Win 4 – 4. The Thirds had a victory with 29 games to 27. Nathan Smith and Scott Morrice won both of their doubles matches. In addition, Scott Morrice and Nicholas won their singles matches. Congratulations to all the players who have trained and played their best.

10A –Win 5 – 3. Kai Baker had an excellent win 6-0. Hayden Caunce and Hugh Tyne combined well for a 4-2 win. Jacob Ivanovic had a great win 6-2 with a shoulder injury hampering his serve.

10B – Loss 2 – 6. Ethan Phillips and Sam Callaghan had a good win in doubles, 4-1. Shaun Costello and Alex McNeill were unlucky in reverse doubles 3-4. In singles Shaun Costello went down 1-6 but played well and the score did not reflect the good quality of the game. The same with Alex McNeill.

9A – Loss 1 – 7. Connor Sampson and Aodhan Gallaher had an exciting doubles match defeating their opponents 4-3 in a tie breaker.

9B – Loss 0 – 8. The players displayed a good amount of effort, even though the scores were not close. Many games went to deuce.

8A – Loss 2 – 6. A great Saturday of tennis was had by the players. Our team is showing great potential for this season. They remained extremely positive with many matches going to deuce and even tie breakers. Special mention to Marcus White and Clay Baker, who won their doubles match and Flynn Anstey who convincingly won his singles. Our team is displaying great attitude and sportsmanship in their matches and are commended for this.

8B – Loss 2 – 6. A strong start by our 8B team. We proved very competitive against a strong Villanova team with most games going to deuce and our players being narrowly defeated in these points. Special mention to Tom Warren, who won his singles and to Tom and Owen Cass who won their doubles. Our players have wonderful team spirit and displayed wonderful manners and sportsmanship. A great start to the season.

7A – Loss 1 – 7. Firstly a massive congratulations to all players on almost 100% attendance to training so far; this is a great start to your AIC career. All players had their hand in every point, the match score does not reflect the close nature of the games and the quality tennis that was played. Thank you to all family and friends who came along to support the team for their first home game of the season; there was a real buzz around the courts, which made for a great game day atmosphere.

7B – Loss 1 – 7. This round was the indicator of the good potential of the team; however we were outplayed by Villanova. Our scores did not match our attitude and determination. All players tried their best and did not give up which is a testament to all. It was great to see players coming into the net, some fantastic points were played and won at the net.

AIC Rugby League Results - 27 July 2019

Round 1 Vs Villanova College

First XIII – Loss 22 – 46. After a good start by St Edmund’s and putting the first points on the board, the first half settled into a tense struggle with Villa scoring on the halftime bell to take an 18-12 lead. The team conceded a converted try immediately after the break and then a further two from freakish play, putting thet game to rest. The positive from the performance was the middle third worked extremely hard and was effective. Our halves are developing in confidence and beginning to show better direction to the team. Tom Chandler was outstanding in defence and backed this with strong carries of the ball throughout the match.

Year 10 – Loss 16 – 30. A positive start saw Jake Kerkin scoring a smart try off his own short kick; however, fatigue overcame, allowing too many individual tackles to drop off. The Eddies men fought until the final whistle, narrowly losing the second half 12-14. Great games from Brayden Waddle and Jed Lacey.

Year 9 – Win 38 – 0. Great start from the Year 9 players with a strong opening, setting the tone for the game. Larry Saila had a strong game, leading from the front. Halves, Zane Kaartz and Talon Biddle steered the team. Ryan Cascia scored 3 tries and Regan Payne 2. A strong all-round performance.

Year 8 – Loss 10 – 16. A strong team performance to start the AIC season. The players stuck to the structures practised in training; however, more importantly they adapted to situations that did not go their way. Looking forward to upholding these high standards each week.

Year 7 Loss 12 – 22. SEC was in this game to the very end. Errors at key moments and a lack of vision at times stripped the team of opportunities. Eddies showed enough potential and fight in the second half to win this game despite being down at half time 6 -10. All looks well for a positive season.

Year 6 Win 48 – 12. A positive start to the Rugby League season saw our Rookies showcase their potential. The game was won through tenacious defence and width in attack. Attacking both sides of the field gave us greater opportunity in attack to utilise space. Our first ever AIC Rugby League game began well, and the Rookies are eager to retain this feeling of success throughout the season.

AIC Basketball Fixtures - 3 August 2019

Vs St Laurence's College

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

FIRSTS

12:15pm

Home

St Edmund’s College, Sports Hall, Mary Street, Woodend

SECONDS

11:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College, Sports Hall, Mary Street, Woodend

THIRDS

11:15am

Home

St Mary’s College, McAuley Centre, (opposite St Edmund’s)

FOURTHS

8:15am

Home

St Mary’s College, McAuley Centre, (opposite St Edmund’s)

11A

10:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College, Sports Hall, Mary Street, Woodend

11B

9:15am

Home

St Mary’s College, McAuley Centre, (opposite St Edmund’s)

10A

9:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College, Sports Hall, Mary Street, Woodend

10B

8:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College, Sports Hall, Mary Street, Woodend

10C

10:15am

Home

St Mary’s College, McAuley Centre, (opposite St Edmund’s)

9A

1:15pm

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 1, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

9B

12:15pm

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 1, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

9C

12:15pm

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 2, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

8A

11:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 1, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

8B

10:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 1, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

8C

11:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 2, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

8D

8:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 1, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

7A

9:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 1, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

7B

10:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 2, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

7C

9:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 2, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

7D

8:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 2, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

Bus I – for Basketball – 9A, 9B, 9C, 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D, 7A, 7B, 7C & 7D leaves the College at 7:00am and returns to SEC at approximately 3:00pm

AIC Tennis Fixtures - 3 August 2019

Round 2 Vs St Laurence's College

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

FIRSTS

8:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

SECONDS

8:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

THIRDS

10:45am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

10A

10:45am

Home

St Mary’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend Opposite SEC

10B

10:45am

Home

St Mary’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend Opposite SEC

9A

8:15am

Home

St Mary’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend Opposite SEC

9B

8:15am

Home

St Mary’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend Opposite SEC

8A

10:15am

Away

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre (enter University of Messines Ridge Road),

Mt Gravatt

8B

10:15am

Away

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre (enter University of Messines Ridge Road),

Mt Gravatt

7A

10:15am

Away

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre (enter University of Messines Ridge Road),

Mt Gravatt

7B

10:15am

Away

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre (enter University of Messines Ridge Road),

Mt Gravatt

Bus I – for Tennis – 8A, 8B, 7A & 7B leaves the College at 9:00am and returns to SEC at approximately 1:00pm.

AIC Rugby League Fixtures - 3 August 2019

Round 2 Vs St Laurence's College


TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

1sts

2:40pm

Away

Hayden Oval, Marist College Ashgrove, Frasers Road, Ashgrove

Year 10

1:30pm

Away

Hayden Oval, Marist College Ashgrove, Frasers Road, Ashgrove

Year 9

12:30pm

Away

Hayden Oval, Marist College Ashgrove, Frasers Road, Ashgrove

Year 8

11:30am

Away

Hayden Oval, Marist College Ashgrove, Frasers Road, Ashgrove

Year 7

10:30am

Away

Hayden Oval, Marist College Ashgrove, Frasers Road, Ashgrove

Year 6

9:30am

Away

Hayden Oval, Marist College Ashgrove, Frasers Road, Ashgrove

Bus I for Years 6, 7 and 8 teams leaves the College at 7:30am and returns to SEC at approximately 4:30pm

Bus II for Years 9, 10 and 1sts teams leaves the College at 10:00am and returns to SEC at approximately 4:30pm


39 - Hayden Oval (Please note you will have to find on street parking as access to parking inside the Campus at Marist College Ashgrove is prohibited)

WOLFPACK Junior Basketball Clinic

Saturday 17 August 2019

Tuckshop

Tuckshop Roster - Week 4

Week commencing 5 August 2019

Mon 5 Aug: R Osborne, M Nugent, C Hendry, E Woodruff
Tue 6 Aug: S Eaton, A Kennedy
Wed 7 Aug: B MacDonald, S Leonard
Thu 8 Aug: H Rahn, H Turner
Fri 9 Aug: C Cuskelly, S Verrenkamp

School News

Australian Government Collection of School Information

Letter to St Edmund's College Parents and Caregivers

Skool2Skoolies 2019

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Throughout this year a select group of Year 12 students has been training hard and raising money for the annual St Edmund’s College Skool2Skoolies ride. They have managed to juggle the commitments of their final year studies and a huge involvement in other co-curricular and service learning commitments with the challenges of seeking sponsorship and training on bikes.

These efforts have reaped huge personal rewards and also for the charities for whom they are raising money. The 2019 riding apparel sponsorship is officially closed as no further placements are available on the team kit. Donations will still be accepted and appreciated from businesses and members of the Eddies community. Thank you to the businesses who have generously sponsored or donated to the 2019 Skool2Skoolies event. The big question now is – What will the kit look like?

St Edmund’s College thanks our 2019 Skool2Skoolies Sponsors

Riding Apparel Manufacturers

BlackChrome

Champion Sponsors

Apprenticeships Queensland
Choices Flooring by Mallets
DV Electrical Services
Gibson Architects
Greena Business Solutions
Limestone Dental
Potter Landscapes
Strybos & Sons Electrical
Trek Ipswich

Breakaway Sponsors

KSB Australia
McNamara & Associates
PM Landscapes
TAE Aerospace
Tridan Electrical

Peloton Sponsors

Binnacle Training
Defining Glass
Grandview Stud
Ipswich Real Estate
McMahons Swim Factory
Options Cabinets
Pender Accounting
PhysioActive
Sammut Bulow Accountants
Surreal Signs
Walker Pender Group

Donations

Early Bird Accountants
Osmoflo
St Mary’s Parish

St Eddies Dance - Friday 2 August

TONIGHT - For Invited Schools Only

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop - Week 3

Specials

Supporter Shirts and Caps 20% off

Shirts $30
Caps $12

WHAT’S NEW

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

OPENING HOURS

MONDAY – 8:00AM to12:30PM
TUESDAY – 8:00AM to 3:30PM (Closed 12:30PM to 1:30PM)
WEDNESDAY – 8:00AM to 3:30PM (Closed 12:30PM to 1:30PM)
THURSDAY – 8:00AM to 12:30PM

P: 3810 4489
E: uniformshop@sec.qld.edu.au
Visit the SEC Website- www.sec.qld.edu.au

Notices

College Fee Statements

REMINDER

Fee statements were emailed to all families on 24 July. Please direct all fee inquiries to finance@sec.qld.edu.au

Due Date: Thursday 8 August 2019

Year 7 / 2020 Enrolment

Waiting List

Year 7 / 2020 Enrolments for St Edmund’s College

St Edmund’s College Enrolments wishes to advise that our numbers for Year 7/2020 are close to Waiting List stage.

If you have a son looking to enter the College in 2020, please submit an application as soon as possible.

Please refer to the College website for all enrolment information: www.sec.qld.edu.au

2019 Senior Rings

How to Order - Deposit or Payment in Full by Wednesday 7 August 2019


• $120

Payment in full by 7 August OR $60 deposit by 7 August and balance by 9 October

• Delivery late Term 4

• Sizing – First Breaks outside the Deans’ room – only if you are purchasing

• Payments via locked box in Student Office or card facilities at Reception

• Captains have samples for you to view

SEC Old Boys' Golf Day - ALL WELCOME

Sunday 25 August 2019

Sponsors

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