Newsletter - 2 March 2018

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

Dear St Edmund's College Family and Friends

We cannot underestimate the power of positive mentoring in shaping young minds. Michael Carr-Gregg said that a significant older person in a young person’s life is a key factor in building resilience. Only yesterday I was reminded of this again after speaking with Mr Sonny Smith, the Principal of Immaculate Heart, Leichhardt. He phoned to update me on how our Year 9 boys are making a big difference in his school to improve reading for his Year 1 and Year 4 students. Each fortnight the Year 9s have been visiting his school as reading tutors for their Service Learning experience. Mr Smith said his teachers are in awe of the Eddies’ boys watching them patiently read to their students. In the short-term they are seeing their students grow in confidence, with their reading improving as well as increased levels of engagement across other areas of their learning. He said that initially his teachers were hesitant about Year 9 boys as reading tutors but now they are convinced and other teachers are asking if they could have the Eddies’ boys visit their class. The Year 9 students have said the experience of being a reading tutor has reinforced in them how crucial reading is to improve their own learning. These encounters are truly life changing. Thank you to Mr Mike Hudson who coordinates the Year 9 Service Learning Program and Mr Sonny Smith for giving our Year 9 students these opportunities to be positive mentors.

College Foundation Dinner – March 10

This year our annual St Edmund’s College Foundation Dinner will be an opportunity to formally thank three of our beloved staff members who have notched up an incredible 40 years of dedicated service to the College. Being our premier community and fundraising event for the year where past and present students, staff, families and friends of the College come together for an evening occasion, it is appropriate that we acknowledge Ms Anne Mulkerin, Ms Di Denman and Mr Wayne Warren in this way.

For this reason I wish to cordially invite you to be part of this very special event.

Our guest speaker, Australian and TV actor and writer, Mr William McInnes, is sure to provide lots of entertainment on the night. I look forward to seeing you there.

Congratulations Elliot – Swimming Champions

Congratulations Elliot House on being crowned Swimming Champions for 2018. This is a great achievement and a credit to your House Leaders: Caileb Powell, Nicholas Weston, Max Banditt and Zachary Pennell. Mr Chad de Waard and his Elliott champions now have bragging rights until the next big House showdown – the Inter-House Cross Country Competition – April 20, 2018. Stay tuned!

Amazing Talent On Show

If the talent on show for our first Performing Arts Evening held on Wednesday March 28 is any indication of what is to come with Eddies hosting this year’s Combined St Mary’s and St Edmund’s College Musical, then we are in for a treat. The 200 plus audience were left in no doubt that we are in the midst of gifted musicians and singers on the rise. It is terrific to see the Junior Choir bursting at the seams with keen Year 7 boys adding to the ranks. Congratulations to all the students who performed. We cannot wait until the next one and Zachary Pennell’s dad-jokes. Thank you to Sallyanne Freney, Head of Department Creative Arts, and her team of Tim Kirkwood, Frances O’Sullivan, Petrina Gibson and Jesse Gold for their time and effort in preparing the students.

We also thank Mrs Judith Finan, Principal of St Mary’s College and her Performing Arts teaching staff for their support and partnership in putting on these events. It is a wonderful collaboration.

Twilight Tours – March 7 - 5.00pm to 7.00pm

Next Wednesday we are holding our first Twilight Tour for the year. The College will be open to the public with guided tours by our young Eddies’ men.

The tour will include a visit to our Library Learning Hub where we offer after-school tuition each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It will also head over to our famous Trade Training Centre where parents get to see our first-class facilities in Construction, Engineering and Automotive. The tour will then pass through our Exceptional Learning Centre where parents can get information on how we cater for the needs of diverse learners. To cap off the tours, in the College Hall parents and families can find out about the huge array of sporting and extra-curricular opportunities on offer.

Please advertise our Twilight Tours to your friends and family. Enrolment applications for 2020 and beyond are coming in thick and fast so come along, meet our staff and students, see the outstanding facilities we have and pick up an application form to secure a future place for your son at St Edmund’s College.


Please keep in your prayers the Salton Family, Yvonne Salton and Dominic (Senior 2014) and Montanna, on the tragic death of her husband and their father, Mr Troy Salton, last week.

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal

The Deputy


Mission and Community

The Schools on the Hill 'Walk for Justice' - United

Every day, thousands of women and children around the world cover many kilometres to fetch water, obtain food, get to school or market, or simply to survive. On Wednesday, staff and students from St Mary’s Primary, St Mary’s College and St Edmund’s College united in solidarity with these people around the world. They walked 3 to 4 kilometres, carrying bricks or water as a symbol of the challenges many people face globally. Together, the community on the hill made a strong statement highlighting the need to acknowledge injustice in our world.

As a part of this action, each of the schools, including St Edmund’s, continue to raise money for Project Compassion. Throughout Lent this will be a focus and we are encouraging our young men to find a way to give when they can to support our global community.

And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love with kindness, and to walk humbly with your God. MICAH 6:8

Little King’s Collection Sunday 18 March 2018

St Edmund’s College has had a long relationship with the Little King’s movement. It is an organisation that provides outstanding support to exceptional individuals with a disability and their extended families. They give of their time freely, often providing respite care and support services in a passionate and enthusiastic manner. THEY NEED OUR HELP.

Letters regarding the Little King’s Collection are available on the wall outside Mrs Rice’s office. Details are as follows:

9:30am Your son with a collection partner (one of his Eddie’s friends) arrive at the College and register at the undercover area of the Horan/Lynch Buildings. He and his collection partner will receive a pack and a small area in which to collect within the Ipswich region.

9:45am to 10:00am You (as parent/caregiver) transport your son and his partner to the collection area.

10:00am to 11:30am He and his partner knock on doors and collect for the Little King’s Movement.

11:30am to 12:00 noon The students return to the College, hand in their collection packs and money, then enjoy a barbecue lunch at the College.

Monday 19 March: Your son checks that his name has been recorded on the Service Notice Board so that his community service hours can be recorded on the College database.

The Little King’s Collection requires only two hours of your son’s time. Please encourage him to participate as not only will he raise much needed funds, his services hours will be recorded on his College record.

Prayer for Justice

Dear Lord, help us to be creators of justice.

When things do not seem right, give us the courage to step up and take a stand.

When we witness acts that humiliate others, help us to bring dignity back to that person.

When we hear words that are destructive and hurtful, help us to use words that bring peace and healing.

Lord help us to be instruments of your peace so that we may achieve justice for all. Amen

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Mission and Community

Learning & Teaching

Teaching and Learning

Year 11 Mentoring Program

Next week I will meet with students who have been invited to participate in the Mentoring Program for 2018. Invitations were issued according to results from Year 10, Semester 2 in 2017, however the Year 11 Mentoring Program will be open to all Year 11 students.

The Mentoring Program is launched during a breakfast at Brothers Club Ipswich in May and culminates in a Presentation Evening at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Ipswich Campus in August.

The Year 11 participants are assigned a mentor working in their profession of interest. They can visit their mentor at their workplace, contact them via email and talk with them to learn about their mentor’s profession and the professional life of the mentor. The students are required to prepare a presentation based on their learning. They may use a PowerPoint, a video for YouTube, a website or other media of their choice. Initial judging will take place at the College to narrow the field to the final three presentations. These will then be officially judged at the USQ by an independent panel of three judges.

Prize money, sponsored by the University of Southern Queensland, is $500 for first place and $300 and $200 for second and third place respectively. The College thanks the University of Southern Queensland for its ongoing support of this program.

Exam Block – All Year Levels - Improvement

Years 11 and 12 students commence their exam block at the end of Week 8, therefore need to focus on their studies and assignments.

Home learning for all year levels should consist of three things

  • Homework
  • Assignments
  • Revision for exams

Students should be planning to meet their assignment deadlines and use homework, together with revision, as preparation for exams. Students need to know what exams they have, what content they need to know and the type of questions they will encounter. Most importantly, students need to know how to meet the criteria in order to be successful.

I will be asking staff to ensure students address these topics prior to exams. Most academic success and improvement in secondary school comes from hard work.

Best wishes.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning

Library Learning Hub

Library Learning Hub

This week at the Library Learning Hub we had a larger number of students attending but we still have room for a few more.

Library Learning Hub

Remember - you have the opportunity to use tutors who cover a range of subjects, so come along for assignment help or homework assistance.

When: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Time: 3.00 to 5.00pm

Where: SEC Library

Hope to see you there.

Ms Louise McNamara, After Hours Learning Coordinator

Library eBooks

The St Edmund’s College Library now has e-books and audio-books available for download.

To login to the ePlatform, students use their student ID (eg. S12345) and the password is: Library1

If you do not wish to download the app just go to:

If you have any queries please just speak with the Library staff.

Senior School

Middle School


Pastoral News

Career News


Career News for Week 6

Industry information and aptitude quizzes

Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service has a webpage for Industry Information and quizzes ( in a range of careers. Each industry area has an overview, industry information, employment/wage data, key occupations and career pathways. Some of the industries included are:

  • Arts, Culture and Performance
  • Automotive and Boating
  • Building and Construction
  • Business, Clerical and Financial Services
  • Electrical, Electronics and Utilities
  • Food and Wine Processing
  • Gardening, Farming, Animals and Environment
  • Government, Schools, Public Safety and Corrections
  • Health, Care and Community Services
  • Hospitality, Travel and Tourism
  • Information Technology and Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing and Production
  • Metal and Engineering
  • Property Maintenance and Management
  • Resource Mining and Processing
  • Retail, Sales Marketing and Customer Service
  • Sport, Recreation, Hair, Beauty and Services
  • Transport, Logistics and Warehousing

The quizzes give you an idea about the aptitudes needed for the jobs in the industries listed.

Job Pathways Charts

The Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service has developed a webpage that contains information regarding Job Pathway Charts These charts show the potential training pathways within specific industries which start with an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Some of the Job Pathway Charts included are:

  • Aeroskills MEA
  • Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management AHC
  • Animal Care and Management ACM
  • Australian Meat Processing AMP
  • Automotive Manufacturing AUM
  • Automotive Retail, Service and Repair AUR
  • Aviation AVI
  • Business Services BSB
  • Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining PMA
  • Community Services CHC
  • Construction, Plumbing and Services CPC
  • Correctional Services CSC
  • Creative Arts and Culture CUA
  • Electricity Supply Industry – Generation Sector EUP
  • Electrotechnology UEE

A full list of Job Pathway Charts

Australian Defence Force Information Sessions

Queensland and National ADF events and information sessions

View the specific events information link for more details including: location, times and to book your tickets.

Join the Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC)

The Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) is a youth oriented organisation that is administered and actively supported by the Royal Australian Air Force. Any young Australian who is between the ages of 13 and 18 years and is physically fit enough to participate in the activities is welcome to join the AAFC. Through this organisation you will gain important life skills in leadership, self-reliance, self-confidence, self-discipline, self-respect, good communication, teamwork and citizenship. Some activities undertaken by the AAFC include flying, fieldcraft, adventure training, firearms safety training, drill and ceremonial, service knowledge, aeromodelling, navigation and gliding. You will also have an opportunity to experience life in the Air Force. For more information, visit the AAFC website where you can access information regarding:

Work experience with CSIRO scientists

If you are interested in a science career, consider applying for a work experience placement with the CSIRO. CSIRO offers students in Years 10 to 12 the chance to gain first-hand experience of research in a scientific environment. Applications for 2018 will open on 5 March 2018. Visit the CSIRO Work Experience website for more information regarding:

  • How to apply
  • Conditions of participation
  • Frequently asked questions

05/03/2018 to 30/03/2018

CSIRO – Work Experience Applications Open ( )

Employment Futures

12 industries to watch for future jobs

The Careers FAQs team analysed reports from internationally known experts to come up with 12 industries they believe are going to be the next ‘big thing’. They list and back up their selection in Jobs of the Future: The 12 Industries to Watch ( The industries are:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) - AI technology has improved in leaps and bounds over the last few years, and is expected to evolve even more rapidly in 2017 and beyond.
  • Drones - The drone industry is set to boom by 6,000% by the end of the decade.
  • Virtual reality – See the Facebook demonstration of augmented social reality in the article.
  • Wearables technology - Estimated to be worth $14 billion at present, the wearables industry is expected to grow to a staggering $34 billion by 2020.
  • Mobile payments – Mobile payments are set to increase in the future.
  • Cryptocurrencies - Just like the internet revolutionised the way we communicate (making it possible to speak to anyone in the world, anywhere, anytime), cryptocurrencies allow us to transfer money instantly to anyone in the world, anywhere, anytime.
  • Genomics – The branch of molecular biology concerned with the structure, function, evolution and mapping of genomes could be the next trillion-dollar industry of the future.
  • Internet of Things (IoT) – Currently there are 8.4 billion devices connected to the internet. Last year the world’s connected devices managed to outpace the world’s population.
  • Robotics - Robots are already manufacturing shoes for us, greeting patients at our hospitals, and even making pizzas for us.
  • Connected Home - From roof tiles that store and convert solar power to smart ovens that recognise food (and automatically cooks it for you!), homes of the future will take convenience and efficiency to a whole new level.
  • Driverless cars – In the future, expect to use a network of fully autonomous cars to get from A to B.
  • 3D printers – From houses to organs, 3D printers will revolutionise many industries.

Career Spotlight

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

This occupation assists in electrical engineering research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment, facilities and distribution systems.

Related occupations include:

  • Electrical Engineering Draftsperson
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Engineering Technical Officer
  • Electrical Engineering Laboratory Technician
  • Electrical Instrument Technician
  • Electrical Engineering Design Draftsperson

Main tasks performed

  • preparing drawings, plans and diagrams of electrical installations and circuitry
  • assisting Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists in design and layout of electrical installations and circuitry on substations, switchgear, cabling systems and motor control systems
  • collecting data, performing tests and complex calculations, graphing results, and preparing charts and tabulations
  • estimating materials costs and quantities
  • inspecting designs and finished products for compliance with specifications and regulations
  • assembling, installing, testing, calibrating, modifying and repairing electrical equipment and installations to conform with regulations and safety requirements


Applications opening soon for the Tuckwell Scholarship

If you are awarded a Tuckwell Scholarship you will receive $21,700 per year (2017 rate) for the length of your undergraduate degree studies at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. In addition, you will be in a group of motivated young people who want to use their abilities to make a difference in the world. The scholarship is unique in that it allows you to study a single or double undergraduate program, including honours and vertical degrees (degrees that combine undergraduate and graduate study, across a range of disciplines, completed in a reduced time-frame) in any discipline offered at ANU for up to five years. Find out about the study options available on the ANU website.

The application consists of a three-stage process.

  • Stage 1 – Initial Application: applicants submit a written online application and nominate a teacher to provide a reference. Applications for Stage 1 open on 5 March and close on 22 March 2018.
  • Stage 2 – If your Stage 1 application is shortlisted you will be sent a link to the Stage 2 application form which you will be able to complete online.
  • Stage 3 – 75 applicants from Stage 2 are selected for individual and group interviews to be held in Canberra in July 2018.

The selection panel is looking for bright students, but not necessarily those with OP1. They will be looking at applicant attributes, interests and achievements as well. Visit the scholarship site

Mr Mark Currie, Head of Department , Careers

Upcoming Events:


ANU - Tuckwell Scholarship Open


Music and Cultural

Music News

Our first Performing Arts Night for 2018 took place on Wednesday this week. This evening was a sample of the talented students we are privileged to have at both St Edmund’s and St Mary’s Colleges.

Performing Arts Night - 28 February 2018

There were many great performances including the Combined Choir singing ‘This is Me’ from The Greatest Showman, the Junior Contemporary Ensemble’s debut performance of ‘Feel it Still’, the Combined Colleges’ String Ensemble performing ‘One Bow Concerto’ and the College Jazz Band ending the night with an arrangement of the Rock Classic ‘Riders on the Storm’.

I would like to thank all staff involved in helping this event to take place. They include Ms Sandra Randall, Ms Sallyanne Freney, Ms Frances O’Sullivan, Ms Petrina Gibson, Ms Fiona Cole, Mr Simon Paxton (St Mary’s Cultural Coordinator) and Mr Jesse Gold.

Assembly Performance

Last Friday saw the Brass Ensemble perform their arrangement of the ‘Thomas the Tank Engine Theme’. This was a delightful performance by the students that took many people in the audience back to their childhoods.

Instrumental Lessons

All instrumental students need to make sure they are attending their lessons otherwise they will be removed from the program. Lesson timetables can be found on the notice board outside Room K205. Please see Mr Kirkwood in his office if there are any questions.

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music


AIC Swimming - AIC Code of Conduct

The annual AIC Swim Carnival will be held at Chandler on Monday, 5 March starting at 9.45am.

AIC Swimming

All Year 9 and 12 students will be attending the Carnival to support our swimmers. Obviously, this is a normal school day and full attendance is expected.

Spectator buses will leave the College at 8.35am approximately, after marking of rolls and checking of uniforms.

Students wear full school uniform and are requested to bring their own lunch and drinking water. They are also asked not to bring large school bags.

The Carnival will finish at 1.30 pm and all students will travel back to St Edmund’s before being dismissed. Unfortunately, there cannot be any drop-off points on the way home because of the bus schedules.

The AIC has a Code of Conduct for all Carnivals and sporting events. As such, I remind all students about the high standard of behaviour that is expected.

  • Good sportsmanship and fellowship must prevail at all sporting venues and situations at all times.
  • At Swimming and Athletics carnivals in particular, and at all AIC sports, no student may use musical instruments or noise-making devices in their cheering. The only exception is a non-electric megaphone for leading students.
  • No student may enter other schools’ areas in grandstands or provoke students from other schools at any time.
  • At Swimming and Athletics Carnivals, staff members from the various Colleges will be designated OFFICIALS by some specific marking or mode of dress. Students from all schools will follow the directions given by any such Officials.
  • Keep our cheering positive and focussed on OUR school’s achievement and NEVER against others. Booing or harassing other schools is never acceptable. Avoid arrogance in cheering at all times.



Sports News - Week 6 - Term 1

Well done to all involved on Monday at the Bundamba Pool for the Inter House Swimming Carnival. The atmosphere on the day was fantastic and it was great to see all students getting in the pool to earn points for their House. Well done to our Age Champions and winning house, Elliott.


Unfortunately, with the rain late last week all Cricket was cancelled against St Laurence’s College last Saturday. We had some really good results at the Volleyball winning 8 of 12 aggregate games. These results are very pleasing to see against a strong Volleyball school like St Laurence’s. This Saturday we play fixtures against St Patrick’s Shorncliffe with our older students at home and our younger students making the journey to St Patrick’s. Just a reminder it is the longest away venue to travel to so please allow that extra time when making the journey to St Pat’s.

Best of luck to our swimmers as they compete in the AIC Swimming Championships on Monday (5th) at Chandler. Many students have put in hours of training for this event and we wish them all the best.


Congratulations to the following boys who have been selected in Metropolitan West sporting teams:

Under 14 Baseball

• Jayden Smith

• Ethan Suthers

• Will Paddison

• Connor Doyle


• Ryan Verrenkamp

• Dylan Smith

• Jack Edwards

• Trae Norbury

Key Dates (Weeks 6 to 8)

Friday 2 March - Seconds Cricket Vs St Augustine’s College at Morgan Oval T20

Saturday 3 March – Volleyball and Cricket Round 5 Vs St Patrick’s College

Saturday 3 March – Year 10 and Open Volleyball Photos

Monday 5 March – AIC Swimming Championships, Chandler

Saturday 10 March – Volleyball and Cricket Round 6 Vs Marist

Tuesday 13 March – Western District Trials 12 Years AFL

Thursday 15 March – Western District Trials 15 Years Touch

Saturday 17 March – Volleyball and Cricket Round 7 Vs St Peter’s Lutheran College

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

Inter-House Swim Carnival Results - 26 February 2018

See below for results

Year Level Champions

Year 7

1 Jack Chandler (C) 46pts

2 Jack Winks (A) 42pts

3 Nicholas Harding (E) 21pts

Flynn Helland (C)

Year 8

1 Oliver Cruice (E) 42pts

2 Stewart England (F) 36pts

3 Adam Hammant (C) 27pts

Year 9

1 Ryan Verrenkamp (A) 44pts

2 Corey Taylor (C) 38pts

3 Mitchell Vesper (M) 35pts

Year 10

1 Jack Edwards (T) 46pts

2 Thomas Chandler (C) 32pts

2 Jack Noonan (A) 32pts

Year 11

1 Benjamin Thomas (M) 48pts

2 Joshua Doyle (E) 40pts

3 Nicholas Just (F) 25pts

Year 12

1 Dylan Smith (A) 48pts

2 Jack Rathjen (F) 36pts

3 Tasman Pearl (M) 28pts

Nicholas Weston (E)

CYMS – St Edmunds Trophy 100m

1 Dylan Smith (A) 1.00.40

2 Jack Edwards (T)

3 Jack Rathjen (F)

Combined Aggregate Points

1 Elliott 826

2 Morgan 783

3 Ambrose 713

4 Callan 644

5 Treacy 625

6 Rice 524

7 Ignatius 494

8 Finn 466

Volleyball and Firsts Cricket Photos - Saturday 3 March 2018

Photos taken in the Siberia meeting area

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Photos taken in the Siberia meeting area

7:45am 11B Volleyball

8:25am 10C Volleyball

8:35am Thirds Volleyball

9:25am 10B Volleyball

9:35am 11A Volleyball

10:25am 10A Volleyball

10:35am Seconds Volleyball

11:15am Firsts Volleyball

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

AIC Round 4 Volleyball Results Vs St Laurence's College - 24 February 2018

Volleyball results - see below

Firsts – Loss 0 – 3 A disappointing performance against a more determined opposition. We were unable to get ourselves into the contest, with poor serve reception being a point of emphasis. A more spirited effort will be needed to finish off the season in a fashion conducive to our ability. Cooper Ward was solid through the middle in a game where attack was hard to come by.

Seconds – Loss 1 – 2 Basic errors in the first set gifted St Laurence’s a lead. The elimination of these errors resulted in our comfortable second set win. Leading at the turnaround in the third set, we were unable to hold on against a hot streak from one of the St Laurence’s players. Thomas Brennan tipped intelligently, Ryan Kerr dispatched some lethal spikes and Jeremy Leite blocked well to challenge the opposition at the net. William Day controlled the game with calmness in setting the ball.

Thirds – Loss 0 – 2 A game which we played well in three-minute bursts. If we improve our intensity, we may well surprise ourselves.

11A – Win 2 – 1 We prevailed in new and unique conditions. St Laurence’s had much local support and we responded well in the face of pressure. Bowen Walker and Zachary Dunikowski allowed us to make clean attacks off the back of their strong defence.

11B – Loss 0 – 2 A heartbreaking loss in a game where the lead was never more than two points for either team. Lachlan Stacey, Nichalous Petryszyn and Riley Steinhardt where superb.

10A – Win 2 – 0 The team controlled the match in all aspects of the game, contributing to a well deserved domination of the opposition. Highlight was Ethan Moore’s massive kill of an over-pass.

10B – Loss 1 - 2 We took out the first set against a skilful St Laurence’s and the second set we came to a 6 point lead. However, some confusion in where we needed to be on the court allowed St Laurence’s to claw back and win in a tightly fought contest. We began the third set positively, although the pressure of the occasion showed, leading to some relatively simple passing and serving errors in crucial points. Although a tough loss, the promising signs were that we played our best volleyball all season and are continuing to improve. Excellent serving from Liam Kember, Thornton Hendry and Joshua Wells with lethal hitting at the net and Nathan Curr contributed all game with menacing blocks.

10C – Loss 1 – 2 Easily the best performance of the season with the team improving each week. Great serving by Campbell Ross and Kerryn Ryan.

9A – Win 2 – 1 An up-and-down affair that saw us come out on top eventually. Not deferring from the initial game plan, attacking at all costs allowed us to rattle St Laurence’s in the tie break. On-court communication still needs improvement however composure on big points was extraordinary. Great serving by Mitchell Vesper.

9B – Win 2 – 1 A great effort by the team through the three sets, with teamwork being the key to the win. Hard work and communication was the winner in the end.

9C – Loss 0 – 3 An error riddled performance allowed St Laurence’s a comfortable win. More practise on serve reception and anticipation of attack will aid us in future.

8A – Win 3 – 0 St Laurence’s began the match with a 10-0 run, although we failed to drop our heads. We continued to play aggressively and stuck to our game plan. The game turned on it’s head and St Laurence’s had no answers. A very comfortable win in the end. Oliver Cruice and Riley Mills were great.

8B – Win 2 – 1 Another nail-biter decided in the third set. When we showed energy, we were hard to beat. Benjamin McCarroll, Tyler Cuthbert-Hough and Kai Brown made some crucial plays throughout. A great effort by all the team.

8C – Loss 0 – 3 A dismal start, primarily due to poor communication and effort. A fantastic second set against an undefeated team this year. It came down to the wire however St Laurence’s took the game. A fantastic effort by Jackson Midgley and Linc Bentley who lifted the team.

7A – Win 2 – 1 Either team could have won the game with both sides displaying good technical Volleyball. In the end we showed more composure with our passes and serves, making St Laurence’s fight for every point.

7B – Win 3 – 0 This was our most complete performance to date. An excellent serving run in the first set from Flynn Helland set us off on a perfect start. Nicholas Harding rattled off eight serves in a row to claw back a deficit and claim the second set. All should be proud of the determination you displayed.

7C – Loss 0 – 3 A lack of energy cost us in all aspects of the game. Special mention to Jaydan Land for his effort this week and a few students who showed up and played, despite illness.

7D – Loss 1 – 2 Despite a loss, this was by far one of the most exciting games of the season. Fantastic second set gaining 10 points to take the win. Special mention to Aidan Thorley for an amazing game and spectacular drives.

AIC Round 4 Cricket Vs St Laurence's College 24 February 2018 CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

AIC VOLLEYBALL Round 5 Vs St Patrick's College - 3 March 2018

AIC Fixture Times

FIRSTS 12:00 noon Home St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Show Court, Woodend

SECONDS 11:00am Home St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 1, Woodend

THIRDS 9:00am Home St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 1, Woodend

11A 10:00am Home St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 1, Woodend

11B 8:15am Home St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 1, Woodend

10A 11:00am Home St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 2, Woodend

10B 10:00am Home St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 2, Woodend

10C 9.00am Home St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 2, Woodend

9A 12:00 noon Away St Patrick’s College Courts, Christian Brothers Building, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (entry via Yundah St or Pier Ave)

9B 11:00am Away St Patrick’s College Courts, Christian Brothers Building, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (entry via Yundah St or Pier Ave)

9C 11:00am Away St Patrick’s College Courts, Callan Centre 1, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (entry via Yundah St or Pier Ave)

8A 10:00am Away St Patrick’s College Courts, Christian Brothers Building, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (entry via Yundah St or Pier Ave)

8B 9:00am Away St Patrick’s College Courts, Christian Brothers Building, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (entry via Yundah St or Pier Ave)

8C 8:15am Away St Patrick’s College Courts, Christian Brothers Building, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (entry via Yundah St or Pier Ave)

7A 10:00am Away St Patrick’s College Courts, Callan Centre 1, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (entry via Yundah St or Pier Ave)

7B 9:00am Away St Patrick’s College Courts, Callan Centre 1, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (entry via Yundah St or Pier Ave)

7C 8:15am Away St Patrick’s College Courts, Callan Centre 1, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (entry via Yundah St or Pier Ave)

7D 8:15pm Away St Patrick’s College Courts, Callan Centre 2, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (entry via Yundah St or Pier Ave)


Bus for 7D, 7C, 7B, 7A, 8C, 8B, 8A, 9C, 9B and 9A departs SEC at 7:00am and returns at 2:00pm approximately.

AIC CRICKET Round 5 Vs St Patrick's College - 3 March 2018

AIC Fixture Times

FIRSTS 9:30am Home Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field No 1, Church Street, Tivoli Turf

SECONDS 1:00pm Home Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field No 2, Church Street, Tivoli Turf

THIRDS Vs Marist 1:00pm Home St Edmund’s College, Mulkerin Oval, Woodend Turf

9A 8:15am Away SPC Playing fields, Curlew Oval 1, Curlew St, Shorncliffe Turf

8A 1:00pm Away SPC Playing fields, Curlew Oval 1, Curlew St, Shorncliffe Turf

8B 1:00pm Away SPC Playing fields, Curlew Oval 2, Curlew St, Shorncliffe Turf

7A 1:00pm Away SPC Playing fields, Curlew Oval 3, Curlew St, Shorncliffe Turf

7B 8:15am Away SPC Playing fields, Curlew Oval 3, Curlew St, Shorncliffe Turf

7C 10:45am Away SPC Playing fields, Curlew Oval 4, Curlew Park, Curlew St, Shorncliffe Syn.


Tuckshop Roster - Term 1, Week 7

Mon 5 Mar: J Milfull, M Glen, K Horsfall.

Tue 6 Mar: K McKew, A Harding.

Wed 7 Mar: Schmidt, C Sammut.

Thu 8 Mar: D Sanders, T Suthers, A Antonio.

Fri 9 Mar: L Wesener, H Marsh, J Marsh, C Abel.

School News

Captains' Forum

This year we have launched a new initiative, the Captains’ Forum, as part of our Student Formation program. All Sporting and Cultural Captains’ for Term 1 are invited to attend the first Captains’ Forum meeting on Tuesday 13 March in Ambrose place from 3pm to 4pm.

Mr Eric Bailey a world renowned motivational speaker will help guide our young man to become better leaders.

Mr Bailey is a former professional athlete and NBL legend, whose "inspirational stories and actionable takeaways make a real difference".

This program will continue throughout the year with a new group of Captains each term.

Mr Wayne Warren (Assistant Principal Activities),

Mr Mike Hudson (Director of Student Leadership and Service)

2018 Senior Jerseys

Orders for St Edmund’s College Senior jerseys are now being taken.

The design is posted on the notice board outside the Deans’ Room. Cost is $65. EFTPOS payments are to be made via College Reception or cash/cheque in a sealed envelope clearly marked with your name and "Senior Jersey" - to be placed in the locked box in the Student Office.

Sizing and payment need to be completed prior to the Easter break to allow inclusion in the initial jersey order.

Students must sign to verify that their information is correct. Any enquiries to Mr Mills during school hours on 3810 4400 or


After-School TUTORIALS

After-School TUTORIALS

  • Chemistry: Monday s 3.00pm to 4.00pm
  • Wednesdays 3.00pm to 4.00pm
  • Biology: Thursdays 3.00pm to 4.00pm

MATHS Tutorials

Uniform Shop


Community Notice

St Mary's Primary School 2019 Enrolments

St Mary’s Primary School, Ipswich is accepting Prep Enrolments for 2019.

St Mary’s Primary School is a Co-Educational Catholic Parish school established over 150 years ago and is administered by Brisbane Catholic Education.

Enrolment Application Forms are now available online at or if you wish you may collect them from St Mary’s Primary School Office in Mary Street, Woodend.

For further enquiries please phone the school office on (07) 3281 1998.

Skool2Skoolies 2018 Sponsorship

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

Skool2Skoolies 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Breakaway Sponsors

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

Peloton Sponsors

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

Saddle Sponsor - $2500

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

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

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

Twilight Tours

Our Twilight Tours are coming up on Wednesday 7 March

Foundation Dinner

The Foundation Dinner is just around the corner. Book your tickets now!

Old Boys' Association BOWLS DAY

Annual Bowls Day

St Edmund’s Old Boys’ Association

Annual Bowls Day

Sunday 18 March 2018

8:00am for 9:00am start

Ipswich Bowls Club

Merle Finimore Avenue, Queen's Park, Ipswich

Four-person teams

Everyone is welcome to join us and play

You do not have to be a member of the Old Boys

Come and enjoy a great morning of social bowls

Cost: $15.00 per person


Mark Potts - 0401 250 841, or

Andrew McGrath on 3389 6858 or 0438 164 452


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