Newsletter - 20 March 2020

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

Be Calm, Be Kind

Dear Members of the St Edmund’s Community,

These are trying times indeed. The Coronavirus has created an environment of stress, worry and angst. In amongst this very real risk to those vulnerable in our community, College life goes on; differently.

If you stand on the third floor of the Calopedis building, at the top of the corner stairwell, you have an excellent view of the tuckshop and the surrounding areas, all the way to Morgan Oval. On any regular day the bell will sound for break at around 11:20am and the area will fill with a sea of blue shirts. Picnic tables become crowded with young men sitting shoulder-to-shoulder in an unbroken blue line, eating their lunch, chatting or listening to music created by artists whose names tend to be single words, capital letters or numbers.

In the time of COVID, life is the same; but different. Chats still occur, lunch is still eaten, and music still beats from Bluetooth earpods. The unbroken picnic table line of blue shirts on the other hand has become a dotted line. The tightly packed winding queue leading to the tuckshop has become longer, straighter and less dense. Classrooms have grids of desks, hand washing is occurring at rates never seen before and the handshakes have been replaced by fist bumps, spirit fingers and sole taps. So, life goes on the same; but different.

There may well be a time when College life will look very unlike normal. The College has plans in place for this eventuality and we pray these plans will be unnecessary, or short in their application. The support and trust of our Team: parents, staff and our young men themselves, will continue to enable the creation of strong, kind and gentle men.

We are conscious that this is an ever-changing situation and responding is a day-to-day proposition. News feeds, newspapers and news programs present fresh scenarios almost hourly. Amid rumours, posts and panic, the reality is that the concerns of our community are very real and as a College we are mindful of this.

The days and weeks ahead will certainly present challenges for us all, but we are Eddies, and we are in this together. For our community and for each other we need to be calm, be kind, and be informed as life goes on the same; but different.


Commonwealth Education Ministers met today and determined that NAPLAN for 2020 would not proceed. In announcing the cancellation the Education Council acknowledged this would give schools more time to focus on the wellbeing of students and to ensure continuity of learning. I welcome this decision given the current environment.

Show Us Your Socks Day

It was wonderful, today, to see so many colourful interpretations of Show Us Your Socks Day. A gold coin donation gave our young men the chance to express their inner creative spirit through the medium of socks. Strangely, “pull up your socks” was seldom heard as crazy patterns, bright colours and interesting mismatches walked their way around the College. All proceeds will go to Project Compassion. Thank you to Ms Adrianna Rimland and the St Edmund’s Social Justice Group for organising the day.

Ray Celegato, Principal

Please refer to the Associated Independent Colleges letter attached which confirms the cancellation of all Term 2 AIC sport.

In addition, please be advised that all College cultural activities, including ensemble and musical rehearsals, are cancelled until future notice.

The Deputy


Identity News

The Rite Journey: The Departure

On Wednesday during the rite of passage ritual, each of our Year 10 students was asked to take steps towards becoming a great young man. At St Edmund’s College, The Rite Journey is a key sign-post on the journey from boyhood to becoming a Man of Action and a true gentleman.

Becoming a gentleman is not a given. Our young men will need to work for this; they will have to develop the character traits that real gentleman hold.

• Little boys are sluggish, inactivate and sometimes lazy. At times they find blame, find excuses, and are in denial of their actions.
• Little boys have a natural tendency to avoid social responsibility. A real gentleman of action rejects that and strives in all areas in which he has responsibility.

The message to our students from Wednesday morning was that real gentlemen accept responsibility as an obligation and demonstrate loyalty. Real gentlemen pursue responsibility as a source of great satisfaction. The responsibility of every gentleman is:

1. To take ownership and to be accountable
2. To do his work, either at home, at his school or in the community
3. To love and always remember his makers (his Mum and Dad)
4. To be a strong man and a strong leader when times are difficult
5. To be a man of faith, of learning and of humility

The Rite Journey program is a year-long experience. Our students will not change overnight. We hope that through the program, guided by The Rite Journey teachers and personal mentors, our students will grow and embrace the wisdom of the program.

A real man leads courageously; he is brave and fearless.
Real men lead rather than follow.
Men of Action do not ignore their principles to yield to the emotions and feelings of the moment.
Leadership demands that men must have the courage to master their passions and control them with the principles of truth.
Real manhood is liberating and a call to life.
He can work together with other men and achieve greatness, while not looking for rewards.

This is a real man of action.

Head 2 Heart Camp

Last Friday afternoon, St Edmund’s College was filled with shrieks of laughter and the singing of silly songs as the first Head 2 Heart camp took place. In partnership with Edmund Rice Camps and St Mary’s College, the camp was designed to give a fun break and offer positive role models to children aged 8 to 12 years who are experiencing tough times.

Each of our students took on the responsibility of being a ‘buddy’ to a little person. They offered support and friendship throughout the 24-hour experience through playing games, cooking, making craft and having lots of fun. The program was a taste of the Edmund Rice Camps program offered during school holidays. It was wonderful to see our students selflessly engage with the young people who needed a friend.

Prayer from Archbishop of Brisbane Most Rev Mark Coleridge

I offer two prayers which you may wish to pray through this time. The first is one I have written: its words are simple, but they may help to guide you in your prayer.

May the God to whom we turn in this moment listen to the pleading of our heart and answer as he has so often before, so that love may come from fear, hope from despair and joy from sorrow.

Almighty and all-merciful God,
lover of the human race, healer of all our wounds,
in whom there is no shadow of death,
save us in this time of crisis;
grant wisdom and courage to our leaders;
watch over all medical people
as they tend the sick and work for a cure;
stir in us a sense of solidarity beyond all isolation;
if our doors are closed, let our hearts be open.
By the power of your love destroy the virus of fear,
that hope may never die
and the light of Easter, the triumph of life,
may shine upon us and the whole world.
Through Jesus Christ, the Lord risen from the dead,
who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

Holy Mary, health of the sick, pray for us.
St Joseph, guardian of us all, pray for us

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Identity

Learning & Teaching

Learning and Teaching

Middle School

As a society we have never experienced a situation such as the COVID-19 pandemic. This is uncharted territory and many experts argue that it is important to maintain regularity and stability wherever possible, whilst taking all the necessary precautions advised by health experts.

With that in mind it is business where possible at the College. Students are expected to meet their assessment requirements by the due dates including exams. In the event that a student misses an exam due to his being in quarantine or isolation whilst the College is operating, he will receive a ‘N/A’. An opportunity to re-sit exams will only be given to those students who have medical certificates.

Mr Luis Marin, Director of Middle School

In 2019 the College established the Curriculum Committee, which I chair, and includes the Director of Senior School, Director of Middle School, Head of Department Digital Literacy and the Head of Department Information Services and Learning Resources. This committee reviewed Reporting both in the Affective Domains which are about the students’ learning habits and in terms of when academic results are reported to parents.

Simultaneously, the College moved to Progressive Reporting which means that results are placed on EDE as assessments are marked and completed. This has been a learning journey for our staff. In 2020 Progressive Reporting continues and will be consolidated. An Infographic was attached to the letter emailed to all parents this week, informing you of how to access your son’s feedback for individual assessment posted to EDE after teachers have completed marking.

Educational research demonstrates that this timely feedback, directly linked to individual pieces of assessment, is a more powerful agent for improvement for students and significantly more powerful for parents. You will be able to see how your son has performed on assessment criteria to identify areas of strength and those in need of improvement.

Reporting for Term 1 will include the Affective Domains, that is the students’ study habits or their learning habits only for Years 7 to 11.

Year 12 will receive an Academic Result as they have completed Internal Assessment 1.

Parents should use the diagram explaining how to access EDE which was sent to parents of all year levels yesterday. You can access EDE for two reasons:

1. To check when your son has work due
2. To read feedback about individual assessment items in each of his subjects

A video has been prepared regarding parent access to EDE for assessment and feedback purposes and it can be located on EDE under Guides to Using EDE and Parent Lounge located in the top right-hand corner of your screen.

Please consult with your son if you experience any difficulties in this process and contact the College IT Department on 3810 4598.

Best wishes.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Learning and Teaching

Library News - Box of Books Classroom Continuity Plan

Information for students and parents

St Edmund’s College employs a world leading digital resource platform for secondary schools. The Box of Books platform provides students with access to textbooks and digital resources on up to 5 devices to support their learning both in the classroom and at home.

By accessing content on multiple devices it supports your son in the event home based remote tuition is needed.

The platform provides the facility for teachers to annotate and provide instructions and rich notes in digital textbooks in real time, adding videos and other learning support tools for students.

Students can access their textbooks and interactive resources online at any time through Box of Books (BoB) whether at home or at school.

Importantly BoB integrates with your schools Learning Management System (LMS) - EDE - which provides scope and sequencing and learning coordination for students.

Students: Please ensure that you know how to access your digital textbooks on the BoB platform.

Access and support are simple via the following steps:

1. Sign in to BoB - click on your schools portal in BoB and use your school email credentials to sign in to your Book Box account.

You can find your schools portal clicking the link below:


Use your school issued credential/email to find your schools portal at this link, and follow the prompts to access your resources.

2. If you need help - click into BoB’s How to Guides or contact the BoB support team directly by clicking on our InApp support button when you are signed in or on our homepage - it appears in the bottom right corner of every page in your BoB account.

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

Senior School

Middle School


Pastoral News

Eddies Men Can

Week 8

For some students this week was an opportunity to delve deeper into a topic they have been examining in the previous weeks, while for others, new topics were presented. All year levels focused on some component of personal growth and development which is a foundation of the Eddies Men Can (EMC) lessons.

Year 7 EMC continued to take students through the themes of being a good friend, handling situations if they feel hurt or aggrieved and defining bullying. Distinguishing between bullying and on-off negative conflict is essential. Students examined five strategies for dealing with bullies, with the most important being talking to a trusted adult.

Year 8 EMC. Today’s lesson focused on two things: firstly, making a commitment to helping others have a positive, productive year and secondly, making personal resolutions for a successful year. As Year 8 students should be more confident in their knowledge of secondary school and SEC, they need to be encouraged to use their knowledge and share it with others in a positive way. The qualities of positivity and respect were central to this lesson.

Year 9 EMC. Adolescent males often misunderstand how their actions impact others. Today’s lesson continued asking students to explore information relating to anger and how we can best manage situations when anger arises. Additionally, students will hopefully learn to accept and empathise with others who may annoy, irritate or arouse negative emotions in them.

Year 10 EMC was used for our re-imagined ‘The Departure’ ritual which forms part of The Rite Journey which changed structure due to restrictions on public gatherings at this time. Teacher mentors led the students through a ritual and a mask-decorating activity where they were asked to consider the mask they currently wear and the man they would like to be. Students were to record the traits they currently possess, those they strive for and to set themselves a personal challenge to achieve this year.

Year 11 EMC. Respect is a word often used in society, but what does it actually mean to respect other citizens? The aim of this lesson is to expose the students to information relating to Respectful behaviour as a citizen. Specifically respect for themselves, respect when they are driving a car, respect as a pedestrian, respect when they are the passenger of a car, respect using public transport and other key situations.

Year 12 EMC focused on financial literacy. 2021 will present our young men with the every-increasing challenge of financial independence. The lesson examined basic budgeting, credit cards, credit ratings and the cost of moving out of home. Students also considered the responsibility and costs that go with renting a property. A list of useful websites was provided as a go-to source of information relating to financial matters.

Ms Vanessa Bell, Director of Students

Career News

Careers - Week 8

Tertiary News - Job Information - Career Spotlight

Tertiary News

USC and GU: Joint Medical Program

Is your dream to become a doctor? The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) has a joint medical pathway with Griffith University (GU). USC's Bachelor of Medical Science is your first step. This highly competitive program provides provisional direct entry (subject to entry requirements) to Griffith University's Doctor of Medicine program - and to your future medical career. For more information regarding this pathway, visit the Bachelor of Medical Science web page on the USC website.

Interstate Tertiary Applications

In addition to applying through QTAC for Queensland tertiary courses, you can apply for courses in other states. All states except Tasmania use a tertiary admission's centre. All applications are online. You should familiarise yourself with the application processes key dates for applications.

USA sports scholarships and university placements

Many universities and colleges in the USA offer sports scholarships to students from other countries. To be considered for these scholarships you have to be able to demonstrate your sporting and academic potential. The process involved in researching available scholarships and applying for them is quite complex. There are several organisations that offer a service to help you through the process. It is important to find out as much as you can about the organisations and, if possible, talk to previous clients. The following are examples:

  • Study and Play in the USA – This organisation has had over a decade of experience helping young Australians gain sports scholarships in the USA. During this time, it has established regular contact with head coaches in a wide range of sports across the US. Visit the website for more information.
  • Aus Recruit – This organisation is a scholarship placement agency that represents talented student-athletes interested in obtaining sport scholarships to US universities. It has been operating since 2002. Read about the services provided by Aus Recruit on its website.
  • Internationally Educated – This organisation assists students and their families through the selection and application process for US universities. More information on the website.
  • Student Placement Australia New Zealand – This organisation offers several programs including an athletic and academic scholarships program through Go Campus. Find out more on the website.
Job Information

Australian employers offer advice to young job seekers

Job Jumpstart reports that The Australian Government surveyed more than 3000 Australian employers to find out what advice they would give to young people looking for a job.

Employers said they look for:

  • a positive attitude
  • motivation and enthusiasm
  • someone who is prepared to learn and take direction.

They also said that applicants need to:

  • be punctual and dependable
  • be respectful to colleagues and customers
  • show a commitment to staying in the job for an acceptable period of time.

Employers also mentioned that some young people have unrealistic expectations of work, including:

  • being unprepared for the demands of the workplace
  • the level of pay they would receive
  • wanting to start at the top instead of working their way up.

For more information on what employers look for in young workers, see the fact sheet 'Looking for a Job - Employer Advice for Young People' on the Labour Market Information Portal.

Volunteering as a gateway into the animal welfare industry

If you’re interested in working with animals, volunteering with an animal welfare organisation is a great way to gain the relevant skills for a career in this field. Volunteering before, during or after your studies (if you choose to undertake them) can equip you with a range of skills that will be useful in both the animal welfare industry and getting a job. Read more about volunteering in the animal welfare industry at the Good Universities Guide website. The article covers:

  • Why should I volunteer?
  • Interested in a career in animal welfare?
  • Where can I volunteer
Career Spotlight

What does an actuary do?

The Actuaries Institute website notes that actuaries evaluate risk and opportunity – applying mathematical, statistical, economic and financial analyses to a wide range of business problems. Insurance, superannuation, wealth management, investments, health financing and banking, are the more readily recognised fields in which actuaries work, but they also work in new, high-growth fields, such as data analytics, energy resources and the environment. Many actuaries also hold executive positions in the operational management of financial institutions.

Myfuture Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians develop and apply actuarial, mathematical, statistical and quantitative principles and techniques to solve problems in a range of fields such as business and finance, scientific and social research, and engineering. Visit myfuture to see more information about pathways and prospects.

Related occupations include:

  • Actuary
  • Mathematician
  • Statistician
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Biometrician
  • Demographer

Mr Mark Currie, Careers Guidance Officer/Adviser


Music and Cultural

Music News


Several changes have been made in the Performing Arts Department to aid the prevention of Coronavirus entering our school community.

One of these changes is the cancellation of all cultural events and Performing Arts ensembles until further notice, including Musical rehearsals. The situation will be reassessed at the beginning of Term 2 when a decision will be made on whether cultural events, including Performing Arts ensemble rehearsals, will resume. A decision regarding the College Musical will also be made. I thank you all for your understanding.

College Assembly

Thank you to Ms Frances O’Sullivan and the College Choir for their performance at last Friday’s Assembly. I was absent on the day, however, a number of staff members commented on the choir’s great performance of Elton John’s hit “I’m Still Standing”. Thank you to Ms O’Sullivan and the students for giving 100% at each of their performances.

Instrument Lessons Continue

Instrumental lessons will continue as usual at this stage. Students are asked to use the bacterial wipes provided to maintain a high level of hygiene throughout their lessons. If a student should forget his instrument he will not be provided with a replacement for his lesson. Students will be notified should lessons be cancelled.

As this will be my last article for the term I would like to wish you all a happy and safe Easter holiday break.

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

eSports Results - Week 7

Queensland League of Legends High School Championship

Last week students from Years 9 to 12 played the first round in the Queensland League of Legends High School Championship.

SEC Hunters Vs Chisholm Chiefs

The first game of the season was a hard uphill battle as we were down a player due to illness. The team fought hard till the end; however, we were not able to overcome the fact it was a 5 Vs 4 game. Thank you to the students who competed and a special thanks to Cale Taylor for stepping up for the team.

SEC Glaciers VS Trinity Esports

The game started well with a swift double elimination of opposing players in the bottom lane which led to some objectives being achieved. One notable play was Kynan Stoakes taking down an enemy mid-laner by himself in the early part of the game. After a good start, the opposing team rallied and took the game.

Ms Chloe Mansell, Teacher

APEX Debating Results - Week 8

Years 8 to 10

Under the Australian Government’s current direction in relation to large public gatherings and the ongoing risks associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, SEQ Apex High School Debating have reviewed the continuation of this year’s competition. Additional to the current direction, the government has asked that social interaction is minimised in the short-term. With this in mind SEQ Apex High School Debating came to the decision this week that the competition will be postponed until further notice.

I know that many of the students are disappointed by this news. Apex have assured us they will contact us later in the year should the competition be reinstated.

This week, we had a number of teams from Years 8, 9 and 10 taking part in their first debate of the year.

SEC 8.1
We came away with a win against West Moreton Anglican College (WMAC) for the first debate. Dante Klose, Jacob McDonald and Flynn Walker were polished and convincing in their affirmative argument that ‘We should all have a younger brother or sister’. Thanks to team member, Dominic Oddi, for taking on the role of Chairperson.

SEC 8.2
We had a loss against a well-polished WMAC team. The team put in a good effort commencing with Jared Lauron as first speaker. He did a great job with good eye contact, rebuttal and a well-timed speech. Godwin Augustin followed as second speaker with a loud voice and good content backed up by research. Harry McCarney summed up with his unique style, keeping the audience amused and entertained. Daniel Nugent did a fine job as time keeper.

SEC 9.1
We suffered a narrow defeat against Bremer State High School. Arguing the affirmative on a tough topic: “That NASA Faked the 1969 Moon Landing”, our speakers presented valiant cases arguing that indeed, NASA did fake the moon landing due to America’s desire to win, at all costs, against the Soviets during the Cold War. Great feedback was received on our rebuttal and debating techniques.

SEC 10.1
Despite a well–polished opposition we delivered a discerning debate to take the win against Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School. The wildest moon landing theories were thrown at us and we debunked all of them through thorough rebuttals. Kade Grieve captured the audience with conviction and poise. Stewart England argued two strong points that left the affirmative stunned. Liam Gannaway ended the debate by dismantling the affirmatives argument and a superlative summary of our point. Thank you to Miguel Clutario for being the Chairperson for the debate.

SEC 10.2
In a debate with a somewhat controversial topic, our team’s thorough preparation of both our own arguments and the accurate prediction of our opponents key points proved to be the point of difference on the night. Noah Bertram opened our case with a rock solid explanation of the Cold War and the ensuing Space Race between America and The Soviet Union. Following on, Samuel Jesse provided excellent rebuttal accompanied with a multitude of evidence to support our case. Finally, Jack Winrow abolished our opponents’ entire argument with some outstanding rebuttal and summation of our key points. Special thanks to Hudson Bertram for filling in as Chairperson on the evening.

Ms Clare Stead, Debating Coordinator 2020


AIC Cricket Results - 14 March 2020

Round 6 Vs Iona College

Firsts – Loss 146 to 3/147.

We were off to a good start with Koby Rae 57 runs and Dylan McAteer with 21 runs after winning the toss and batting first. Unfortunately, the middle order struggled and managed to score only 10 runs for 4 wickets. At last wicket stands between Geol George (27) and Caleb McDonald (9) had a 39-run partnership that made the scorecard more respectable. We were a bowler short and Blayde Klass picked up an injury, therefore it was going to be a big task to restrict Iona on reaching the total St Edmund’s posted.

Seconds – Loss

10A – Loss 93 to 9/113. The team went into the game against Iona looking to achieve their first win for the season. Winning the toss, the Eddies players bowled very well to restrict Iona to 9/113 off their 35 overs. Early wickets put Eddies on the back foot from the start. Late order hitting from Dominick Morgan gave the team a sniff but could not quite reel in the target, falling 20 runs short.

9A – Loss 7/117 to 4/154. Winning the toss and deciding to chase, our dropped catches and wayward bowling allowed the Iona batters to swing at will in the closing overs. Ryan Pickering fielded well with two catches and Lachlan Allwood picked up two wickets. The run chase did not start well with early wickets falling. Ryan Pickering (17), Christopher Costello (34) and Lachlan Allwood (26) batted well bringing the score up to 117.

8A – Loss 39 to 3/272. Iona made 273 runs from 30 overs with an admirable bowling performance from Lachlan Wendt which was not supported through solid fielding. In reply Eddies made 36 runs; all out from 27 overs.

8B – Loss 5/88 to 6/97. Alex Sayle top-scored with 17 and was well supported by James Towne with 12 as we set a competitive total of 88. Our bowling was below par and Iona passed our total in the 19th over.

7A – Loss 4/151 to 4/210. Iona won the toss and handed SEC the ball. Their decision to bat was justified as one of their opening batsmen hit fourteen boundaries on his way to a century. Iona were 1/98 at drinks and while we slowed Iona’s run rate after the break, the last four overs bled 11, 11, 12 and 13 runs respectively. With a daunting run-chase ahead, SEC’s batsmen set out to be patient, to be not out after 30 overs and reaching 150 runs. At drinks, SEC was 1/57 before adding another 94 runs for the loss of 3 wickets to end our innings at 4/151. Eddies highest scorers were Euan Hinchcliffe (36) and Samson Noffke (30). Iona commended our efforts, stating that SEC has been their toughest opponent this season.

7B – Loss 6/54 to 7/55. The game had many twists and turns. With only 54 on the board, it would have been quite easy to hang our heads and admit defeat, but in true Eddies spirt our team lifted and were keen to show Iona we were no push-overs. Harry Durham collected two wickets in the opening over which left Iona scrambling. As a bowling group, the players performed very well and were unlucky not to come through with a win. Special mention to Harry Durham with 3/5 and John Clark with 2/2.

AIC Australian Rules Results - 13/14 March 2020

Round 6 Vs Iona College

Opens – Loss 1.2(8) to 8.12(60). Round 6 of the AFL competition saw the blue and white of SEC up against the black and white of Iona. Reflecting on previous games the players were confident not to have a repeat of slow starts to the match. As was the case, the Eddies men managed to secure the first centre clearance and keep the ball trapped in our forward half for the majority of the opening ten minutes of play. This resulted in us being the first to score, putting field territory pressure back on our opposition. Iona responded and kicked a goal on the siren to end the first quarter and took a lead into the break. The remaining three quarters followed the same routine as the first with Eddies starting well but failing to play consistently for the full fifteen minutes of play. This resulted in us conceding easy goals on the siren of each break. Will Cruice battled solidly in the mid-field and Zane Kaatz proved a handful for Iona within our forward line. It was great to see the improvement in the players’ skill and quick adaption to AFL. To be more competitive we need to trust our teammates to complete their role and maintain our field position.

Year 8/9 – Loss

Year 7 – Loss 1.0(6) – 12.8(80). It was a much better performance this week by the team. They played some pretty good contested football, although this was not reflected on the score board. Iona was the more athletic team which allowed them more time and space. This permitted them to rebound off half back effectively and use the open wing. Good tackles from our players were not rewarded. Ethan Greaves, Jameson McWatt, Elijah Smith and Brayden Sprecak played well.

AIC Volleyball Results - 14 March 2020

Round 6 Vs Iona College

Firsts – Win 3 – 1. The Den was defended! A massive congratulations to all the players for keeping our undefeated run at home alive against a very skilful and talented Iona opposition. All members of the team contributed to the win and all demonstrated plenty of ‘ticka’! A huge thank you to the Support Mob for their amazing contribution to Volleyball all season.

Seconds – Loss 0 – 2. The team put up a good fight against a strong Iona team in a match that could have gone either way. We played some great volleyball, however, in the end it was not enough to get us over the line. Nathan Curr and Jacob Bell had great games.

Thirds – Loss 0 – 3. A good fun game. The team tried hard but could not overcome the pressure exerted by the Iona serve. Connor Morrison stared at the net.

11A – Win 2 – 1. A strange game. There was little enthusiasm from either team early on and there was an odd sense of inevitability about the result. However, with some ‘ticka’ and innovation, Eddies managed to get over an opposition that could have easily beaten us on a different day. Ryan Wolff and Samuel Swincer defended well at the net, Byron Williams was a stable presence all round, while Bailey Lyon has made himself a genuine attacking threat from the back row.

10A – Loss 0 – 2.

10B – Loss 1 – 2. A tough loss against a good competition. All players gave their best in a nail-biter. Samual Caprioli was focused all game.

10C – Loss 1 – 2. A narrow loss. After taking early control of the match, we let ourselves down with fundamental errors. Zed Melling was outstanding. Bailey Dewson played a controlled defensive game.

9A – Win 2 – 1. ‘Ugly’ volleyball is the best way to describe today, however it was effective in getting a result. Too many communication errors and net touches kept Iona in the match and to their credit forced our team to dig deep. All in all - a win is a win.

9B – Win 2 – 1. A good team game which achieved a win. A focused first set saw us on top but Iona pushed back in the second. We held out the oppposition through good serves and great teamwork.

9C – Win 3 – 0. When it rains, it pours. We shot out of the gate to level 8-0 on the back of great scoring by Clay Baker. Excellent movement in defence allowed us to stay in every point. All players contributed on and off the court to secure our first win of the season.

8A – Loss 1 – 2. A disappointing first set where our supporters were even telling us to ‘wake up’. Our second set was better and we levelled the score but lapses in concentration in the final set gifted Iona an easy third set victory. Rhys Cash had his best match by far.

8B – Loss 1 – 2. A great effort against an undefeated Iona team. We passed well under pressure but could not match the opposition’s hitting and blocking exploits. Service and hitting errors cost us dearly during key points. Talon Campbell, Akol Akol and Aksel Klok played strongly.

8C – Loss 0 – 3. A disappointing and flat start allowed Iona to take a comforatable first set. A better effort in the second set saw SEC take the game up to an undefeated Iona, narrowly losing the set. The third set saw less errors and improved communication. Training attendance is vital for the team to maximise their potential.

7A – Loss 0 – 3. We were tested to ensure our skills and strategy were consistent against a strong opposition. After a slow start we pushed Iona in the second set to go down 23-25. A more confident approach to our passing will allow use of our attack. Good serving from Mitch Sutton and passing by Hamish Rickards. Great block by Rohan Ratajczyk.

7B – Loss 1 – 2. A hard fought loss with the effort there, but lapses of concentration and service errors were the difference in two tight sets. A win in the third was a positive finish.

7C – Win 2 – 1. After losing the first set due to inconsistent serving our team regrouped. A renewed attacking display along with deep passing allowed us to comfortably account for Iona. Excellent game Rueben McCall and Benjamin Gillis.

7D – Loss 1 – 2. The team started slowly, making many serving and passing errors and giving Iona the chance to put too many points on the board. A lack of communication and hunger for the ball let us down throughout the second set. The team displayed some fire and began to play great volleyball throughout the third, taking the set with ease.


Tuckshop - No Volunteers Required

Week commencing 30 March 2020

No Tuckshop volunteers are required Week 10.

Thank you.

Tuckshop Convenors: Ms Narelle Rea, Ms Gina Weight

School News

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop

Year 11 Blazers

Blazers are ready to be collected from the Uniform Shop. If final payment has not been made, this is required when collecting your blazer. In Term 2 (from Week 4, Monday 11 May) and in Term 3, students are required to wear the College Blazer, grey trousers ($43) and tie ($22).

The Uniform Shop has a service available for blazer pockets to be sewn on. If you are interested, please arrange to have your blazer handed into the Uniform Shop by Monday 30 March. The cost is $20 - cash only.



Purchase a Men’s Supporter Shirt - $30 and receive a free cap
Rugby Training Shorts - $20 limited sizes
Winter Pullovers – 20% off – now $40


There has been small increases in prices on some Uniform Shop items. Please check out the new price list on the College Website and App for information regarding Uniform Shop updates.

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