Newsletter - 20 April 2018

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

Welcome back to Term 2. I hope you have had a restful Easter break with family and friends. We launch into the new Term with a sense of optimism and joy knowing that the opportunities and challenges we encounter together will help to educate the young men in our care.

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends,

Welcome back to Term 2. I hope you have had a restful Easter break with family and friends. We launch into the new Term with a sense of optimism and joy knowing that the opportunities and challenges we encounter together will help to educate the young men in our care.

Our 2018 to 2020 Strategic Directions and Priorities remind us that Identity, Improvement and Community are our key focus areas as we take further strides in delivering a uniquely Edmund Rice education for your son. Throughout the course of this Term we will endeavour to support your son to reflect on his educational journey thus far, to reset and renew his goals and help him realise his full potential as a learner and as a child of Christ. It is an awesome privilege to educate your son.

Hutchinson Builders to undertake Edmund Rice Building Project.

On behalf of the St Edmund’s College community, I am delighted to announce that, following a comprehensive tender application process, Hutchinson Builders has been appointed as the successful contractor for the Edmund Rice Building project. Work on the project will commence next week and continue into Terms 3 and 4 with an estimated completion date planned before the beginning of the 2019 school year. The $3.2M project will include the refurbishment and restoration of the existing historic Edmund Rice Building built in 1892, a newly constructed adjoining administration block and significant landscaping involving the construction of an under-covered outdoor amphitheatre.

During construction a fence will be erected around the perimeter of the building site which will result in changes to pedestrian flow and access in and around the area. A separate letter will be emailed to all families showing a graphic of the site plan and an explanation of the pedestrian flow and out-of-bound areas. Throughout the duration of the construction we will provide periodical updates via the Eddie’s App under Notices.

We enter into a new phase of facilities improvement and construction with the commencement of the Edmund Rice Building Project. Future building projects being considered include a new Innovative Learning Centre as an extension to the Library in the O’Brien Building, an indoor two-court gymnasium to replace the College Hall and a refurbished Creative Arts Centre.

Invitation to attend ANZAC Commemorative Services

Next week our Eddie’s community will host the Woodend ANZAC Commemorative Service. As in previous years, we thank the St Edmund’s College Old Boys’ Association for their organisation of the ceremony and Jim Madden MP who will be the Master of Ceremonies. The event will take place at the Woodend Honour Stone located at the juncture of Macgregor Street and Roseberry Parade commencing at 6.30am. All students and families are invited to attend this very special and moving memorial service. There will be refreshments served afterwards.

Later in the morning St Edmund’s College students and staff will be participating in the Ipswich Anzac Parade and Commemorative Service. The Parade will set off from the T-Junction of Brisbane Street and Ellenborough Street in Ipswich at 10.45am and march to the North Ipswich Reserve in time for the Commemorative Service which starts at 11.30am. All students are invited to participate in this special community event and march in solidarity with fellow Eddies’ students and staff, in honour of our ANZAC legends and all Australian military personnel who have died in the service of their country. Students are asked to be in full winter uniform. I look forward to seeing you there.

Congratulations – A Baby Boy and Girl

Over the Easter break two of our staff members celebrated very special family moments. Congratulations to Paula Turner and her family on the birth of their son, Edward Sackville Turner and congratulations to Jacob Bonato and his family on the birth of their daughter, Mia Mae. This is joyous news indeed.

Prayer

As we begin a new Term we pray for God’s blessing on each of you to have a heart for the other.

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal

The Deputy

Mission & Community

Mission and Community

In Commemoration of ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day

Lord

Help me become a hero—

One who executes both spiritual and physical feats;

One who gives himself up to be a part of something greater;

One who departs on a journey and returns changed.

Help me to emphasize the magis—

One who does his best in every area;

One who strives to be great in all aspects of his life.

Help me become a person with and for others—

One who respects himself as well as others;

One who performs deeds not for himself, but for others.

Help me become a leader—

One who persuades others to do the right thing;

One who guides others through action, not talk.

We pray to you Lord for help.

Gunfire Breakfast and ANZAC Services

Next week we will honour all those who have served our country in the defence forces.On Monday 23rd April we will mark the day at St Edmund’s College.Community members with a connection to the defence force are invited to attend a Gunfire BBQ Breakfast being held outside Pender House in the Arthur St entrance at 7.30am

Our ANZAC Service will begin at 8.30am and all family, friends and community members are invited to attend.

On Wednesday 25th the Old Boys’ Association will hold their annual commemoration at the Woodend Memorial near Mulkerin Oval.All members of our community are welcome to attend the service at 6.30am.It would be great to see boys attending in full uniform with their families.

St Edmund’s College also has the privilege of marching in the Ipswich March on Wednesday 25th.Boys are encouraged to come along and participate in this.Students will meet at the Ellenborough St intersection at 10am and can be collected from the North Ipswich Reserve at 12 noon following the ANZAC service.

Upcoming Events.

I have included below a number of events that are happening throughout this term.There are many events and service opportunities that take place around the College.These activities enrich the lives of the students and the wider community.We strongly encourage all our students to get involved in community activities throughout the year.

Edmund Rice Day Mass

Friday 6th May at 9am we will celebrate the Feast Day of Blessed Edmund Rice at St Mary’s Parish Church.Fr Stephen Bliss will lead our celebration of the life of Blessed Edmund Rice.We will mark this special occasion with a number of celebrations throughout the day, including the presentation of our College Artwork and acknowledgement of long serving staff members.Parents are welcome to participate in the mass.

Community Dates & Events For Term Two

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

Saturday 21 April: Trivia Night Hosted by the Parish Youth Group 6.45pm.

Hosted by St Edmund’s College the Hive Youth Group are holding a trivia night.Gather a team and come along.More details on flyer in newsletter.

Sunday 22 April: Parish Mass at St Mary's Church Ipswich 6pm.

All are welcome to share in the eucharistic celebration and stay for a cuppa & a chat following mass.

Monday 23 April: ANZAC Day Gunfire Breakfast 7.30am & Service 8.30am

Any staff, student, parent, friend or community member who has a connection to the Australian Armed Forces are invited from 7.30am to share in a Gunfire Breakfast & ANZAC Day Service. (See flyer in newsletter).

Wednesday 25 April: ANZAC Day March 10am-12pm

Students are invited to join the Ipswich City Council ANZAC Day Parade.Wearing full school uniform with hat and water bottle students are asked to meet on Brisbane Road at the Ellenborough intersection.Students can be picked up around 12noon from the North Ipswich Reserve.

Notices and Permission Form can be collected from outside Mrs Rice’s office. Sign up on EDE Notices.

Friday 4 May: Edmund Rice Mass & Celebrations from 8.45am

The College community will celebrate mass together from 9am.We will then participate in House activities to mark the spirit and Feast of Blessed Edmund Rice.

Friday 11 May: Mums ‘n’ Chums Evening 6pm.

Mothers come along with your son for an evening of fun to mark Mothers’ Day.

Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 May: Cherbourg Ration Shed Reconciliation Fun Run

All students are invited to challenge themselves in fun run for Reconciliation.The trip will depart Saturday afternoon, camp in Cherbourg and return Sunday lunch.Options for a 3, 7 or 10km walk/run. See or email Mrs Rice for more information.

Tuesday 22 May: Grandparents’ Day 8.30am

Grandparents of our students are invited to share in events at the College. More information available in coming weeks.

Sunday 27 May: Parish Mass at St Mary's Church Ipswich 6pm.

All are welcome to share in the eucharistic celebration and stay for a cuppa & a chat following mass.

Friday 1 – Saturday 2 June: SVDP Winter Sleepout for Years 10-12

Places are limited so get in early for the Sleep out. Includes shared meals and activities with our friends on the Hill.Make a strong statement and raise awareness about homelessness. More information to come.

Live, Jesus, in our hearts, forever

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Mission and Community

Teaching & Learning

Teaching and Learning

Reports have been posted to the web this week. Please take the time to read your son’s report with him.

Reports

Reports have been posted to the web this week. Please take the time to read your son’s report with him. This is important time to spend with your son where you can discuss the following:

  • His successes
  • Where he needs to improve
  • His academic goals for the remainder of the Semester
  • Is he aiming for an Academic Award at the end of semester?
  • Have teachers indicated that they have requested interviews? Why might that be the case?

This will be time well spent with you where your son gives thought to strategies for Term 2.

PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS

Thursday 3 May is the date for Parent-Teacher interviews.

Parent Teacher Online (PTO) will be open from 4.00pm on Friday 27 April for parents to book interviews. An email will be sent to all parents next week, outlining the process for booking Parent-Teacher interviews.

READING

This week I had the privilege to attend Professional Development on Reading: its importance and its power for achievement. The quote below about the impact of reading on achievement is self-evident. The table demonstrates how reading contributes to success on testing such as NAPLAN. Reading is a powerful tool for students. So please encourage your son to read. The library is open at break times and after school for borrowing!

LIBRARY LEARNING HUB

The Library Learning Hub will open for study from 3.00pm to 5.00pm commencing next week. Tutors will be in attendance and afternoon tea will be provided. Years 10, 11 and 12 students are all welcome.

YEARS 7 AND 9 - NAPLAN

Parents are reminded that the National Literacy and Numeracy Testing will be conducted on Tuesday May 15, Wednesday May 16 and Thursday May 17. The equipment necessary for the test follows. Please mark these dates on your calendar.

NAPLAN TESTING EQUIPMENT LIST

  • 2B OR HB Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Blue or Black Biro
  • Calculator

2018 YOUTH PARLIAMENT

Congratulations to Year 11 student, Luke Franz, who is being inducted this weekend into the 2018 Youth Parliament .

Best wishes.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning

Library Learning Hub

​Library Learning Hub starting next week.

The Library Learning Hub will be operating from next week - Week 2. Tutors will be in attendance.

When: - Tuesday 3.00 to 5.00pm

(Closed Wednesday - Anzac Day)

- Thursday 3.00 to 5.00pm

Where: St Edmund’s College Library

Ms Louise McNamara, After Hours Learning Coordinator

Assistant Principal Students

Career News

Career News

DEFENCE NEWS - Gap Year applications are closing soon

Defence News

Gap Year applications are closing soon

You can still apply for the 2019 ADF Gap Year to experience life in the Navy, Army or Air Force, without committing to a longer period. However, places are strictly limited, so apply early. Visit the Gap Year website (https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/students-and-educat...) for more information and to apply.

Defence Work Experience Program

Work experience is one way to find out if a military life is for you. Visit the Defence Work Experience website (click on ‘Placements’ and ‘Qld’) for a list of work experience opportunities to view a list of currently published opportunities for the year. You will need to speak to Mr Currie about applying. This is a popular program, so start your application early.

Exploring Careers

Chemistry careers

Founded in 1917 and granted a Royal Charter in 1932, the RACI is the professional body for the chemical sciences in Australia. It acts both as the qualifying body in Australia for professional chemists, and as a learned society promoting the science and practice of chemistry. The (https://www.raci.org.au/jobs-careers/career-planni...) has a section on Career planning which contains:

Medical specialisations and other health careers

The My Health Career website (https://www.myhealthcareer.com.au/become-a-doctor) has infographics and other information on pathways to ten different medical specialisations. The ‘Videos’ section of the website has interviews with practitioners involved in dentistry, dietetics, medicine, nursing, optometry, occupational therapy, pharmacy, psychology, physiotherapy and podiatry. Explore more of the resources on this website and subscribe to a regular health careers newsletter.

Queensland Police Recruiting seminars

If you are interested in exploring the career opportunities within the Queensland Police Service, you can attend a seminar. Visit the Queensland Police Recruiting website for upcoming seminars.

The Good Careers Guide

The Good Careers Guide (GCG) is a helpful resource for students starting their career exploration. It provides up-to-date information on over 400 jobs. It also includes useful information on:

  • How to start your career exploration
  • Education and training pathways, including apprenticeships, VET courses (e.g. Certificates and Diplomas at TAFE) and higher education (e.g. a Bachelor Degree at university or an accredited private institution)
  • How to get funding for your education and training
  • How to get a job.

GCC comes in several formats:

  • e-book – The e-book version of GCG has the same information as the hard copy version.
  • Online - The online version of GCG has a job search function; blog posts on lots of career related topics (e.g. ‘Your guide to choosing a career’); and Career Ladders (these list jobs in broad subject categories e.g. Chemistry, Maths, Computing, Environmental Science).
  • GCG App - This App, called Good Education AR is available for Apple and Android mobile devices. The App compliments GCG by allowing you to interact with elements of GCG content.

University Updates

Australian Catholic University (ACU) updates

2019 Undergraduate Course Guide – The Guide provides information on the courses to be offered in 2019 at all the ACU campuses in Australia (including the Brisbane campus at Nudgee), scholarships, pathway programs, how to apply and much more. It can be download from the ACU website or you can get a copy from your school Guidance Officer/Counsellor.

ACU Course Updates:

New courses available: For students commencing in 2019, ACU has added a range of new courses for you to consider studying in Brisbane:

Learn more about these courses and others by visiting the courses webpage.

Courses not continuing: These courses will not be taking any new enrolments in Brisbane:

  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Counselling
  • Bachelor of Science (and double degrees)
  • Bachelor of Public Health (and double degrees)

Do you help others? ACU’s Community Achiever Program could be for you!

ACU wants students who share their passion for making a difference to the world around us. The Community Achiever Program (CAP), formerly the Early Achievers’ Program, is open to students who volunteer their time and energy to help others. Successful applicants receive an early conditional offer and may benefit from a reduced minimum OP/rank requirement. CAP applications open on 1 May 2018, and with a closing date of 31 July 2018, there is plenty of time to make sure you get your application just right.

Got a passion for business?

ACU’s Passion for Business (P4B) program offers students an early competitive edge. We know there’s more to you than your exam results and your passion and commitment counts. P4B is a guaranteed early entry program designed to nurture your learning potential and give you a step up in your future business career.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Access to our academic skills workshops, CareerHub and networking events
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • $500 textbook voucher awarded to the top three P4B students at the end of Semester
  • Invitation to our ACU P4B welcome event

ACU Pathways - ACU offers a range of entry schemes and programs which can help you into your dream course. Successful completion of a pathway course can help you gain entry into your chosen ACU degree. For more information visit the Pathway Programs webpage on the ACU website.

Virtual Campus Tour – want to take a look around the ACU Campuses from the comfort of your own home? Well you can! ACU has a 360 Virtual Tour of their Melbourne, Strathfield, North Sydney and Brisbane Campuses.

UMAT

Year Twelve students who are interested in applying for direct entry to Medicine or Dentistry are required to sit the UMAT (Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test). Registrations are open now and will close on 1st June 2018. The test will be held on 25th July 2018.

Preparation courses are provided by the National Institute of Education (NIE) (enquiries@nie.edu.au) or UMATAustralia(www.umataustralia.com.au).

Mr Mark Currie, Head of Department: Careers

General

Music and Cultural

Music News

Welcome back to Term 2!

It will be a busy term for the Music Department with a number of performances taking place.These include: The Little King’s Performance (20 May), the College Open Day (26 May), and the Performing Arts Night (30 May).

During the holidays two students had the opportunity to show off their DJ’ing skills at the Ipswich Festival. The boys did a great job entertaining the crowd and giving a small workshop teaching others the basics of DJ’ing.

Thank you to our tutor, DJ Bacon, for all his hard work in preparing the students for this event.

Instrumental Lessons

A number of Instrumental lessons have resumed for the term this week with the remainder to begin next week. Students must check the noticeboard outside K205 for their lesson times and remember to communicate with their tutor or myself (before their lesson) if they cannot attend. Failure to do so may mean your elimination from the program.

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

Sport

Sports News

AIC Sport

Rugby and Football

Thanks to all involved in the holiday competitions and training we had happening over the break. It was great to see many students in attendance at the Football and Rugby clinics and this cannot happen without the support of parents and staff.

As always, we are straight back into it this term with the College Cross Country Carnival today along with Chess trials against St Peter’s Lutheran College. We also play St Peter’s tomorrow in a trial round of Rugby and Football as we prepare for AIC Round 1 against Iona next Saturday, 28 April.

Please pay close attention to the fixtures this week as we have some unusual games and times which will be different from the normal AIC season fixtures. Obviously, team selections are still being finalised and coaches will use the trials tomorrow, along with training next week, to finalise teams for Round 1.

Our Firsts Football Squad played Ipswich Grammar School (IGS) on Tuesday afternoon and played out a 2-2 draw. Our Firsts Rugby team also competed in the Ballymore Cup over the break and we look forward to congratulating the students who will be selected in these squads for 2018 on Assembly next Friday.

Best of luck to all students playing on Friday evening and Saturday.

Representative Sport

Congratulations to Zac Profke (Year 12) who has been selected in the 2018 Futuroo Hockey Squad. This is a fantastic achievement. Well done Zac.

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

College Cross Country - Friday 20 April 2018

The annual Cross Country Carnival was held today, Friday 20 April 2018.

This 5km event is used to determine our Year level Champions in Cross Country.

In addition, the event also doubles as the major fundraiser for the College Co-curricular Program. All students will be issued with sponsorship cards and each student is expected and encouraged to seek sponsors.

As an incentive, prizes will be given to students who raise particular amounts of money.

Students who raise $25 can select two of the following prizes:-

• College water bottle

• Sports Sack

• Sports Socks

• SEC Wallet

In addition, students who raise over $50 will receive

• Choice of sports ball OR

• Movie ticket

Students who raise $50 will also receive

• A ticket in the major prize draw

In fact, for each $5 over $50, students will receive another ticket in the major prize draw.

There will also be prizes for students who raise the most money individually and for class groups that have the highest average amounts of money. The major prize draw will be held in June when all sponsorship money has been handed in.

2018 North Queensland Football Tour

On Sunday 25 March, sixteen very keen Year 10 students travelled north to represent St Edmund’s on a Football tour of North Queensland.

Upon arriving in Cairns, it quickly became apparent that games were in jeopardy due to record rainfalls throughout the region. Consequently, the first game of the tour against St Augustine’s College, was transferred indoors. Whilst many of our players were unprepared for this change, they continued to fight on valiantly and gain some beneficial touches on the ball.

As the rain continued across the next few days, the students were rewarded with an opportunity to witness some fantastic natural sites across Cairns. This included a visit to Palm Cove, the scenic Cairns foreshore, Night Markets, as well as an exhilarating visit to Hartley’s Crocodile Farm. Undoubtedly, the highlight of the tour was the gondola ride through the canopy of the rainforest aboard the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail, whilst the Barron Falls raged below.

The second match of the tour occurred against local heavyweights, Cairns State High School, in what turned out to be our only foray onto grass for the trip. Despite overcoming a number of early challenges, the players settled relatively quickly and competed with a very high level of intensity. Our movement in the attacking third was particularly pleasing in a battle that ebbed and flowed constantly, however we were eventually overpowered and lost the match 2 – 1.

The final match of the tour was moved indoors once again as a result of our hosts, St. Andrew’s, having six inches of water across their playing surface. In an evenly contested match, we displayed some previously absent defensive solidity thus making our team difficult to penetrate. Unfortunately, we were unable to get across the line for the win, but once again, gained some valuable time developing attacking and defensive structures despite not being on a full-sized field.

Unfortunately the weather played havoc with the Football side of the tour, despite this, valuable time was spent developing team harmony in an unfamiliar context. This will prove beneficial for the group moving forward.

Special mention must be made of parents and staff from St Augustine’s College, who went out of their way to assist us whilst on tour, often at the expense of their own time.

Mr Warren and Mr Wilson

BALLYMORE CUP

Opens Rugby

During the Easter break our Open Rugby squad participated in the Ballymore Cup Rugby Tournament, hosted at the home of Easts Rugby Club in Norman Park Brisbane. Teams from as far as Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane came together for this three-day tournament.

It provided an ideal pre-season trial for our St Edmund’s squad and whilst results were not positive, the overall outcome was valuable leading into the forthcoming AIC competition.

A great commitment from the twenty-seven players and the coaching staff involved along with parents and staff who attended over the days of the competition.

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

AIC Football (Soccer) Trials - 21 April 2018

Vs St Peter's Lutheran College


St Edmund’s College

AIC FOOTBALL TRIALS

vs

St Peters Lutheran College

Date

21 April 2018

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

1sts

12:30pm

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

2nds

11:00am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

3rds

11:45am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

4ths / 5ths Vs SPLC 4ths

10:30am (3x20min)

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

10A

9:45am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

10B

9:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

9A

8:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

9B

8:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

8A

8:30am

Away

Taringa Rovers Football Club, 108 Fairley Street, Indooroopilly

8B

9:30am

Away

St Peters Lutheran College, Harts Road Oval, Lambert Road entrance, Indooroopilly

8C

10:30am

Away

St Peters Lutheran College, Harts Road Oval, Lambert Road entrance, Indooroopilly

7A

8:30am

Away

St Peters Lutheran College, Stolz Oval, Lambert Road entrance, Indooroopilly

7B vs

7B ATC

9:00am

Away

Ambrose Treacy College, Jack Bowers Oval East, Kate Street, Indooroopilly

7C vs

7B SPLC

9:30am

Away

St Peters Lutheran College, Stolz Oval, Lambert Road entrance, Indooroopilly

7D vs

7C SPLC

10:30am

Away

St Peters Lutheran College, Stolz Oval, Lambert Road entrance, Indooroopilly

Bus Information:

Bus 1 – for Rugby – 7B, 7C, 8B & 8C

Soccer – 7A, 7B & 8A

leaves the College at 7.15am and returns at approximately 11:30am

Bus 2 – for Rugby –7A & 8A

Soccer –7C, 7D, 8B & 8C

leaves the College at 8.15am and returns at approximately 11:30am

AIC Rugby Trials - 21 April 2018

Vs St Peter's Lutheran College

St Edmund’s College

AIC RUGBY TRIALS

vs

St Peters Lutheran College

Date

21 April 2018

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

1sts

11:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

2nds/3rds vs SPLC 2nds

10:00am (4X15 min)

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 4, Church Street, Tivoli

10A

10:00am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

10B/C vs SPLC 10B

8:30am (4x15 min)

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 4, Church Street, Tivoli

9A/B vs SPLC 9A

8:30am (4x15 min)

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

8A

10:00am

Away

St Peters Lutheran College, Mayer Field 1, enter off Indooroopilly Road, Indooroopilly

8B/C vs SPLC 8B

8:30am (4x15 min)

Away

St Peters Lutheran College, Mayer Field 1, enter off Indooroopilly Road, Indooroopilly

7A

10:00am

Away

St Peters Lutheran College, Mayer Field 2, enter off Indooroopilly Road, Indooroopilly

7B/C vs SPLC 7B

8:30am (4x15 min)

Away

St Peters Lutheran College, Mayer Field 2, enter off Indooroopilly Road, Indooroopilly

Bus Information:

Bus 1 – for Rugby – 7B, 7C, 8B & 8C

Soccer – 7A, 7B & 8A

leaves the College at 7.15am and returns at approximately 11:30am

Bus 2 – for Rugby –7A & 8A

Soccer –7C, 7D, 8B & 8C

leaves the College at 8.15am and returns at approximately 11:30am

2018 FOOTBALL (Soccer) TRAINING ROSTER

2018 RUGBY TRAINING ROSTER

Tuckshop

Tuckshop Roster - Week 2

Term 2, Week 2

Mon 23 Apr: T Williams, K Schuh, J Just, T Rogers.

Tue 24 Apr: N Callaghan, A Robertson, D Smith, J Preston.

Wed 25 Apr: ANZAC Day

Thu 26 Apr: C Page, M Low, J Cass.

Fri 27 Apr: V Albury, A Costello, F Sippel.

School News

Nominations Called - Chief Community Representative - QCS Test

QCS Test 4/5 September 2018 - CCR Nominations by Thursday 10 May 2018

NOMINATIONS CALLED -

The Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test will be held at St Edmund’s College on Tuesday 4 September and Wednesday 5 September 2018.

St Edmund’s College is seeking nominations from THREE members of our St Edmund’s community: TWO Chief Community Representatives; and ONE Reserve Chief Community Representative.

Criteria: 1) personal attributes of discretion, tact, observation and thoroughness 2) current driver’s licence, 3) an email address.

TOTAL Remuneration: $492.65.

For further information, which includes Chief Community Representative Position Information and an Application Form, please email Diane Denman at St Edmund’s College: ddenman@sec.qld.edu.au Nominations are required at the College by Thursday 10 May 2018 to secmail@sec.qld.edu.au

Winter Uniform

Years 11 and 12 - Week 3, Term 2

A reminder to parents and caregivers that all Years 11 and 12 students are required to wear full winter uniform from Monday 30 April 2018.

Senior Winter Uniform

  • polished

WOODEND ANZAC SERVICE

Wednesday 25 April 2018, 6.30 am, Woodend Honour Stone

EDDIES RACE DAY

Saturday 5 May 2018

Uniform Shop

Notices

St Mary's College OPEN EVENING 2018

Skool2Skoolies 2018 Sponsorship

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

Skool2Skoolies 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Breakaway Sponsors

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

Peloton Sponsors

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

Saddle Sponsor - $2500

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

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

If you would like further information regarding the St Edmund’s College 2018 Skool2Skoolies fundraising project, please contact Mr Michael Podolak at St Edmund’s College, E: mpodolak@sec.qld.edu.au


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