Newsletter - 20 September 2019

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

Finishing Strongly

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends

Over the last few weeks we have been talking with your sons about finishing strongly in their studies and how they conduct themselves as students of the College. It has been our catch-cry at Assemblies, Year Level Meetings and co-curricular activities, including sporting and cultural pursuits. As we now come to the end of Term 3 it is gratifying to see many of the young Eddies’ men responding positively to the challenge.

To illustrate please forgive my ‘green’ indulgence. If you haven’t heard already I am a devoted follower of the Canberra Raiders. Just ask your son – he knows as I occasionally mention it at assemblies. I was there when the Green Machine entered the competition in 1982 and have remained a passionate fan through the early days when they copped hidings to the heady days of the late 80’s and early 90’s, when they won three Premierships in five Grand Final appearances, and in more recent times as they now make a valiant bid for the 2019 Premiership after twenty-five years in the wilderness. Following their journey through the years and celebrating their come-from-behind qualification final against the Melbourne Storm last Saturday, underlines the importance of ‘finishing strongly’.

We know that the momentary feeling of elation after victory is incomparable to the enduring joy that is experienced when hard work and dedication gives way to successfully achieving goals. This is what we hope our young men take away after fulfilling their academic and co-curricular commitments this term. Encouraging our young men to develop an indefatigable belief in their capacity to overcome challenges, seize opportunities that come their way and rise above the mediocre is our Mission and Vision as a Catholic school in Ipswich in the Edmund Rice tradition.
We can only do this well in partnership with families and I am extremely grateful for the support that we have from home in all that we do.
And … Go the Raiders!

Staffing News

We wish Mr Ray Celegato and Mr Dale O’Connell all the very best as they take a well-earned Long Service Leave in Term 4.

Please be advised that Mr Shannon Lee has been appointed to the position of Acting Deputy Principal in Mr Celegato’s absence. Mr Lee will continue in his role of Deputy Principal in charge of Student Pastoral Care and Wellbeing. Ms Simone O’Shea has been appointed to the position of Acting Assistant Principal Administration in Term 4 and will oversee all matters relating to timetable, event management and daily organisation.

I am also pleased to announce the following appointments for 2020:
- Mitchell Davis – Teacher
- Nickolas Klimowsow – Teacher
- Lachlan Marshall – Teacher
- Monica Schultz – Teacher (12 months contract)
- Georgia Wilson - Teacher (12 months contract)

Please be informed that the following staff will be taking Leave in 2020:
- Ms Jean Yates (Head of Department English) – 12 months
- Mr Ben Lichfield – (Director of Senior School) – 12 months
- Ms Natasha Tietzel – Maternity Leave
- Ms Paula Turner – Maternity Leave

For your information please note that the College has recently advertised the following teacher vacancy positions:
1. Religious Education, English and SOSE Teacher – Term 4, 2019
2. Physics, Science and Mathematics Teacher – commencing 2020
3. Inclusive Education Teacher (Learning Support) - commencing 2020

Term 3 AIC Wrap Up

Following last Saturday’s final round the Term 3 AIC sporting competition has now finished with many positives to appreciate. Overall St Edmund’s College finished 6th in Rugby League, 6th in Basketball and 7th in Tennis.

Notwithstanding that the Year 6 competition does not award a premiership our Rookies and Year 9A Rugby League teams both finished second in their respective divisions which is a fantastic achievement. In Basketball our First and Second teams finished outright second, and our 9A, 8A and 7A shared equal second place after narrowly missing a shared premiership. Our overall aggregate in Basketball saw us move up one place from 2018. The Basketball program at St Edmund’s is certainly on the up based on these performances. In Tennis we moved up from 10 wins to 16 compared to 2018 with emerging junior talent auguring well for 2020 and beyond.

Thank you to Max Luxton for his overall coordination of Sport in Term 3 and to all our sporting coordinators, coaches, managers and trainers who have given their time and commitment to support the many teams we fielded across the three sporting areas this Term. Thank you parents and families for your support and the way that you have worked with us in upholding a healthy and safe sporting program where enjoyment, participation, performance, skill development and relationships underpin why we do sport.

Congratulations all around to the Rookies Rugby League Team and their families


Please keep in your prayers our students and staff who are away on the Shanghai Immersion. We wish them well and look forward to their safe return on 12 October. We also keep in our prayers students and staff involved in the Qld Schools’ Basketball Competition and the Athletics Camp at the Gold Coast, both occurring over the vacation period.

Live Jesus in Our Hearts - Forever

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal

The Deputy


Identity News

Year 10 Challenge Camp: “See a need, fill a need”

An essential part of the journey in forming our students as strong men, kind men and gentle men, led the Year 10 students to Challenge Camp this week. The camp, at Emu Gully Adventure site, was implemented for the first time this year to extend and deepen the students’ experience of Rite of Passage. On camp the students spent time participating in a range of activities that challenged them to not only support and engage with their peers, but also experience personal growth in their journey towards being young men. Central to the program were our four Rs: Respect, Resilience, Responsiveness and Reflection. Through the exceptional facilitation of the Emu Gully staff, the students had the opportunity to gain new perspective, embracing the challenge to ‘see a need, fill a need’ in all aspects of the program.

The purpose of the experience was to develop our students around the theme of “The Man I Want to Be”. Throughout the two-day event, the students heard stories of courageous and brave Australian soldiers involved in some historic conflicts. These stories provided the context for each of the challenges our young men faced. Stories from the Tunnel Rats of Vietnam to the trials and distress of the Kokoda Track, allowed the students to stand in solidarity with those in history who have demonstrated courage, bravery and mateship in the darkest moments of their lives.

Thank you to the staff who were instrumental in the ongoing support of not only the camp experience, but the entire Rite of Passage program: Nathan Manttan, Tim Hill, Paul McNamara, Peter Kemp, Murray Sutton, Ben Golding and co-organisers Lucas Wilson and Shannon Lee.

Year 11 Leadership Decisions

To close the week, the Year 12 cohort of 2020 took time out to complete their Leadership Program. A journey that has stretched across two terms: Thursday gave students the opportunity to consider who among them would be their guides into their final school year.

The day was structured around the three attributes we strive to develop and witness in student leaders at St Edmund’s College: Men of Character, Men of Word, Men of Action. A presentation from Rick Russo from EREA school St Pius College Chatswood encouraged the cohort to really consider how the student leader nominees demonstrated the core attributes through various and unique ways.

Results from the day will be announced in Term 4, with the 2020 Student Leaders being inducted in a Liturgy that will take place early in Term 4. Parents of Year 11 students will be advised via email.

Prayer for Decision Making

Loving God,
Today we ask that you are in our hearts.
Grace us with your wisdom and the vision to understand not only what is immediately obvious but how it fits into the bigger picture of leadership of St Edmund’s College community.
Help us to be present to the needs of students across all year levels.
Give us understanding and wisdom as we discern,
if not with the head, then with the heart.
May you guide us as we open our eyes and hearts to those around us as we strive to be a truly inclusive community.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Upcoming Events and Term 4 Highlights

Wednesday 16 October: Year 10 Rite of Passage Ritual Evening
The Year 10 Rite of Passage program will conclude with an evening ceremony on Wednesday 16 October (Term 4) to which Year 10 parents/caregivers have been invited. Further information was sent out this week and RSVPs are being collected via the Deans’ Office.

St Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Christmas Hampers: Throughout Term 4

It is our goal in Term 4 to provide St Vincent de Paul with 50 Christmas Hampers. These hampers will support families in our community most in need of our care at Christmas time. Each of our 48 Homerooms along with our Heads of Department, Deans and Support Staff will collect items to create these hampers.

The specific list of items required for the SVdP hampers will be provided in the first week of Term 4, commencing 8 October. Students will all be asked to bring in one item from the list as agreed upon in each Homeroom. Thank you in advance for your support of our Christmas Appeal.

Walk to Remember: Monday 11 November, 7.30am, from RSL Memorial Hall

St Edmund’s and St Mary’s Colleges with St Mary’s Primary School will complete the Walk to Remember before school on Remembrance Day, Monday 11 November. Those attending are asked to meet at 7.30am at the RSL Memorial, Nicholas Street Ipswich and walk to the Woodend Honour Stone, Roseberry Parade/Macgregor Street. We would love to see many of our families come out to honour Remembrance Day with our community.

Year 12 Valedictory Mass and Dinner: Tuesday 12 November - Senior Photo 5.30pm. Mass 6.00pm.

Part of our farewell ritual evening for the Senior Class is the Valedictory Mass to be held at St Mary’s Church on Tuesday 12 November, commencing at 5.30pm with the Senior cohort photo outside the Church. This is a special event for the community and all Year 12 families are invited to the Eucharistic Celebration. Please place this date in your diary if you have a son in Year 12.

Places for the Valedictory Dinner are restricted to Year 12 families only. Please ask your son to see his House Dean for further clarification.

Many blessings for the school holiday period, may you and your families experience rest and peace.

Live Jesus in Our Hearts - Forever

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Identity

Learning & Teaching

Learning and Teaching - Week 10

Year 7 Digital Citizenship Presentations

On Monday of last week I had the privilege of attending Mr de Waard’s Year 7 Digital Citizenship class presentation of their enquiry based learning project for this term. This initiative from the Humanities Department required the students to engage with a real-world project centred on St Edmund’s College. The students were issued with the challenge of developing a proposal to be pitched to a member of the College Leadership Team with the theme of “Improving the Community of St Edmund’s College”.

Mr Marin and I attended the class and listened to Year 7 students advocate for First teams in our codes of sport to train with 7A teams to promote community in the College and positively live out our Touchstone of “Inclusive Community” by fostering relationships between our new Year 7 students and our senior school students. We heard of proposals on solar panels and exercise infrastructure.

I thank the students of Mr de Waard’s class for welcoming Mr Marin and myself and for their considered thoughts about how to further promote inclusivity in our College community.

Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) Conference Sydney 2019

Last week I had the privilege of attending the EREA Conference for Deputy Principals, Assistant Principals Learning and Teaching and Assistant Principals Identity. It was a wonderful opportunity to network with colleagues in my role within Queensland and across Australia. I had fruitful conversations with Principals and their staff from New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia about external exams in our Senior School in 2020 and gathered valuable information from them about their experience in this area. It was an opportunity to network with fellow Assistant Principals in Queensland around some potential collaborative initiatives in our Middle School and to learn how other EREA schools address strategies that are priorities for St Edmund’s College.

We were challenged by Futurist, Political Scientist and UNESCO Chair of Future Studies, Mr Sohail Inayatullah, to imagine education in the future in our EREA schools. Sohail works with organisations and governments, both locally and globally, on internal transformation to create their own alternative and desired futures. It was challenging to hear the voices of young people from EREA schools in New South Wales about their opinions on this subject.


Exams have concluded and teachers are currently finalising results. Parents will be notified via email and SMS when results are posted to the web next week. Year 12 reports will be posted after the holidays due to work being prepared for the Verification process.

Best wishes for a relaxing break.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Learning and Teaching

Middle School News - Week 10

With the end of term upon us assessment results are being released. This is a good opportunity for parents and caregivers to sit with your sons and reflect on their progress thus far. I encourage all to read teacher comments and feedback and think about possible ways to improve for the remainder of the year. In saying that, with the holidays upon us it is also time to rest and recharge for Term 4.

Term 4 is the shortest term of the school year, and I encourage students to hit the ground running. Teaching and assessment time is limited so it is imperative that they make each day count. Mrs Carmel James and I will be introducing a new academic monitoring initiative, where we will endeavour to meet with students whose academic progress is in need of improvement. Our aim is to provide identified students with explicit learning and studying strategies to improve academic outcomes.

Online NAPLAN SRT – in Week 1 next term our Years 7 to 8 students will take part in a NAPLAN online readiness test. This readiness test has been assigned by NAPLAN Online to ensure that our systems can handle the technological demands for next year’s NAPLAN testing. Students will participate in a 50-minute testing session, where they will access the NAPLAN online testing tool and complete a mixture of questions similar to those covered during the real thing. There is no need for students to stress regarding their participation in this testing as results are not published or used by the College or by NAPLAN Online. This is only an opportunity to ensure our internal systems are ready for NAPLAN online testing in 2020. The session will take place on Thursday 10 October.

Mr Luis Marin, Director of Middle School

Library News - Week 10

Holiday Reading - SEC eBooks

Reading is similar to almost everything else in life, the more you do it the better you become. When students stop reading for extended periods of time they often take a few steps backwards in their reading improvement. Therefore, it is important to encourage boys to keep reading during the holidays. The St Edmund’s College Library has e-books and audio-books available for download to enable students to continue borrowing and reading over the holiday break.

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, go to:

Please direct any queries to St Edmund's College Library staff.

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

Senior School

Middle School


Pastoral News

7th Brigade – Australian Army Event - Saturday 12 October 2019

Family Activities - Explore Gallopili Barracks – FREE tickets now available

7th Brigade – Australian Army

Be there when the gates open on Saturday 12 October for a rare chance to explore Gallipoli Barracks.

There will be plenty of fun activities for the whole family: military vehicle and unit displays, inflatable obstacle course, food trucks, musical performances, firing of M2A2 105mm Howitzer ceremonial artillery guns...and so much more.

Get your free tickets at

Registration is essential.

Ms Kylie Biddle, SEC Defence Schools Mentor

2019 Shanghai Exchange News

Travels in China

The 2019 Shanghai Exchange group jetted off to Beijing early last Saturday morning, 14 September. This week they are visiting the Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and the Forbidden City in Beijing, as well as the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. They are also travelling to Xi’an to see the Terracotta Warriors before heading to Shanghai by fast train. A whirlwind week!

Career News

Careers - Week 10

Tertiary News - QTAC Entry - Defence News - ICT Careers Resources

Tertiary News

QTAC Entry

Year 12 Student Development this week was give over to the provision of information for tertiary studies entrance via the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre process. Any student who plans to apply for a tertiary course at university in Queensland and Northern NSW and some TAFE courses in Queensland needs to apply trough QTAC, preferably by the end of September.

Applications to QTAC will be checked once by me they have been submitted and feedback supplied.

Access and Equity Schemes for entry to university

These schemes aim to assist applicants who have experienced some form of educational disadvantage - particularly financial difficulties. Some of these schemes provide bonus points to aid entry into courses and/or scholarships. Some of these schemes use QTAC’s Education Access Scheme (EAS) as part of the application process but check out each university for details of their Access and Equity schemes.

QUT: Bridging programs to meet uni subjects

Students in Year 11 or 12 who have a university course in mind but didn't choose the prerequisite or assumed knowledge subjects at school can gain this knowledge through a bridging program before they start university. QUT offers bridging programs in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. Assumed knowledge means that QUT don’t use specific school subjects as entry criteria however it is assumed students have this knowledge when they start their study. Students may struggle with their studies if they don’t have the assumed knowledge. QUT recommend bridging programs through QUT or other recognised providers.

NB: Bachelor of Education courses have prerequisite subjects that you must have studied in order to gain entry to the course. To find the assumed knowledge or prerequisite subjects, check the online course information on the QUT study website. Click here to register for bridging programs.

QUT: Help with decision making

It’s a big decision choosing what to study at university. To help with finalising QTAC preferences, you can attend a career workshop, take the Match My Skills quiz, complete the Kickstart Your Career online course, or make a face-to-face or phone appointment to get their questions answered. Find out more on the Need help deciding website.

QUT: Portfolio and audition help

Students and families can attend a free information session on Sunday 8 September for help with preparing for an audition or interview for acting, dance, dance performance, fashion, music and visual arts courses. Find out about what to prepare, what to expect on the day, scholarships and pathway options. If you can’t attend, check out the website.

UQ College Tertiary Preparation Program

UQ College also delivers a 28-week, 2-trimester program offered on the St Lucia campus. This program has three intakes per year: January, May and September 2020. Upon successfully completing the program, students can use their grade point average and prerequisites attained in this program to apply for entry into a UQ degree. This program may also be accepted by other universities as a pathway for entry (check with the relevant institution). Applications are currently open for the January program and will close on Monday 20 December 2019. Click here for more information.

UQ: Need to meet a subject prerequisite for a UQ course?

UQ College delivers intensive university courses to satisfy the prerequisite requirements for Mathematics B, Biology or Chemistry over four weeks from Tuesday 19 November 2019 - Saturday 14 December 2019 at the St Lucia Campus. Applications close on Friday 8 November 2019. See the UQ College website for more details and to download the application form.

UQ: Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP)

Are you looking for alternative pathways to Uni? Applications are now open for the January 2020 intake of the Tertiary Preparation Program which is delivered by UQ College. The program will commence on 20 January 2020. This 28 week program is a pathway to The University of Queensland where students can increase their rank and obtain relevant prerequisites for their degree of choice. Applications close December 20, 2020. Discover more

USQ: Accelerated Entry Pathway Program

Current Year 12 students (both OP and non-OP) can prepare for undergraduate study by undertaking the free Accelerated Entry Pathway Program (AEPP) at USQ over the summer semester. On successful completion of the AEPP, students will be eligible to apply for a wide range of undergraduate programs at USQ. Visit the website for key dates and further information.

Careers Option Bulletin

All Year 12 students have been emailed the Careers Options Bulletin for this fortnight. It contains a great deal of information on scholarships available for next year.

Defence News

Upcoming Australian Defence Force (ADF) Information Sessions

The following Australian Defence Force information sessions will be held in September. For details about these events and for information on Army Reserve Information Sessions, visit the Defence Jobs Australia Facebook site and click on the link.

Upcoming Events:


Brisbane Navy Careers Information session


Gold Coast Defence Careers Information session - Robina


Brisbane Engineering Careers Information session


Toowoomba Defence Information session

Defence Work Experience Report by Jay Steele

The Defence Work Experience program at RAAF Base Amberley, organised in conjunction with St Edmund’s College, was a great opportunity for students to experience different operations on a military base. There were many areas of the base to be shown and new people to meet on the first day and though it was a little overwhelming, this was about to become our routine for 8 hours a day for the next three days.

The activities that students participated in included physical training, observing the preparation and planning of medical equipment for deployment, visiting the flying squadrons and fire services, observing maintenance of equipment and vehicles and the military working dogs. We were also trusted with certain information that remains classified and confidential. Overall, the experience was very unique and extremely valuable giving students an understanding and insight into daily life in the defence force and how the RAAF Base at Amberley operates.

The opportunity to have this experience was especially valuable to those students such as myself, who are part of local cadets and considering the defence force as a career path, exposing us to the expectations and various roles the Air Force offers.

ICT careers resource

The ACS Foundation has a Careers Foundation website with an interactive career wheel. Using this wheel, you can explore careers in ICT sectors involving the following sectors:

  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Security
  • Specialties
  • Digital Design
  • Content
  • Industry and
  • Marketing/Consulting sectors.

For example, Cloud Computing is in the Specialities sector. When you click on Cloud Computing you will find a list of jobs and courses you could do to gain entry to the jobs.

Mr Mark Currie, Careers Guidance Counsellor/Adviser


Music and Cultural

From Page to Stage – New Drama Workshop Series!

Ipswich City Council and Queensland Theatre Initiative - Invitation to local Drama Students

Ipswich City Council in partnership with Queensland Theatre and Studio 188 invite local drama students in Years 9 to12 to participate in a brand-new workshop series From Page to Stage. This amazing opportunity will enable students to learn new skills and techniques to get inside a character’s mind, understand their motivations and be ready to respond in the moment. The series includes an excursion to The Longest Minute performance at the Ipswich Civic Centre, supervised by Queensland Theatre staff. Students will have the amazing opportunity to attend a private QnA session with actors after the show.

Workshops will be held at Studio 188 (188 Brisbane Street, Ipswich). Workshop 1: Tue 8 October | 5pm – 7pm Workshop 2: Tue 15 October | 5pm - 7pm Performance Excursion: Tue 22 October | 7pm - 9pm Workshop 3: Tue 29 October | 5pm - 7pm Applying is FREE, successful applicants will need to purchase a student priced ticket ($32.00) to attend The Longest Minute performance at the Ipswich Civic Centre.


Apply here:

What is The Longest Minute?

Where were you the night of the 2015 NRL Grand Final? The night when long-time underdogs the North Queensland Cowboys won in an all-Queensland nail-biter that changed the game, and the state, forever. For one family of Cowboys diehards, their whole lives have led up to this moment. Wright has footy in her blood. She was born into a family of rugby league fanatics. Living in Townsville, her dad, mum and brother all barrack for underdogs, the North Queensland Cowboys. Determined to pursue her passion for playing league, we watch Jess grow up, in parallel with the trials and tribulations of the NQ Cowboys until their (21 years in the making) win of the 2015 NRL Grand Final. The Longest Minute is the story of a girl who wants to make her dad proud and succeed in the male-dominated sport of Rugby League.


Sports News - Week 10

Term 3 Sport

AIC Sport concluded last Saturday with Round 7 played against Padua College. It was a good finish for many of our Tennis teams, with five wins which was the most we have had in a single round since Round 1, 2017.

Our Basketball teams were strong once again with a further six aggregate wins and our Rugby League sides finished the season against a strong Rugby League college but competed well. Our Year 8s went down narrowly and our Year 9s had a comprehensive win. Whilst we did not take out any AIC Premierships this term it was pleasing to see many second and third placing in the wash-up. Many of our Basketball sides fell one win short of a Premiership.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all coaches and coordinators for their efforts this term. Obviously with the introduction of Rugby League into the AIC program for 2019 it was always going to be a big effort to coordinate 37 teams over three sports with around 375 boys competing each Saturday.

Overall, we saw our Basketball finish 6th on Aggregate (up from 7th in 2018) and the number of Tennis wins we had increased from 10 in 2018 to 16 in 2019. Small signs of improvement but worth celebrating. We tied with St Laurence’s to finish 6th on aggregate in the Rugby League but just one point off Villanova in 5th.

Below if the final results for the season.

Track and Field

With Term 3 Sports now complete our full attention turns to Track and Field to conclude the 2019 AIC year. We have 45 students attending the Athletics Camp over the holidays and upon our return we have a further five training sessions and two practice meets where attendance and commitment will be vital.

2019 AIC Rugby League Results

Overall Ranking: 6th Place
First XIII - 7th Place
Year 10 - 7th Place
Year 9 - 2nd Place
Year 8 - 4th Place
Year 7 - 7th Place

2019 AIC Tennis Results

Overall Ranking: 8th Place
First IV - 8th Place
Second IV - 6th Place
Third IV - 5th Place
10A - 7th Place
10B - 7th Place
9A - 6th Place
9B - 6th Place
8A - 6th Place
8B - 6th Place
7A - 8th Place
7B - 8th Place

2019 AIC Basketball Results

Overall Ranking: 6th Place
First V - 2nd Place
Second V - 2nd Place
Third V - 8th Place
Fourth V - 8th Place
11A - 7th Place
11B - 8th Place
10A - 4th Place
10B - 7th Place
10C - 8th Place
9A - 2nd Place
9B - 5th Place
9C - 7th Place
8A - 2nd Place
8B - 4th Place
8C - 5th Place
8D - N/A
7A - 2nd Place
7B - 5th Place
7C - 5th Place
7D - N/A

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

AIC Rugby League Results - 14 September 2019

Round 7 Vs Padua College

First XIII – Loss 12 – 64. A great second half effort once again saw the St Edmund’s boys draw accolades for their efforts. During this time, they held the ball and built pressure on the Padua side which resulted in them creating errors. Eddies were capable then of converting this into points through tries to Blake Stephens and Ethan Bauer. Derenio Ah You added the extra points through two conversions. Year 10 student, Jake Kerkin made his debut and made an impact with direct ball running and some very well-placed tactical kicks that helped apply the pressure to Padua. Once again, the forward pack was strong and led the way. Luke Warner as fullback had another solid game playing well above his weight. To the team’s credit whilst not being on the favourable side of the scoreboard much this season, they never gave up in any game and are to be applauded for their commitment and perseverance through to the final whistle. They have provided a platform for teams in the coming years to build on - well done, team.

9 – Win 40 – 4. A great way to finish the season with a strong 40-4 win. The St Eddies’ men dug deep and worked for each other in trying conditions with one reserve. Second place, overall, is a fitting end to the season. Congratulations to all the team and looking forward to next year.

8 – Loss 22 – 28. A close loss to Padua saw the Year 8s lose two games by a try. It has been a very enjoyable season and the entire squad should be proud of their performance. We are looking forward to a competitive 2020 Union and League season. Thank you to all players, parents, trainers and officials for your work and support.

7 – Loss 0 – 56. From the outset, Eddies struggled to match the size and speed of the Padua attack and found themselves in holes out wide. To SEC’s credit, though, we dug in and controlled the early second half play. We limited Padua to twenty second-half points. When SEC show line speed in defence and use their shoulder we are capable of matching opponents.

6 – Loss 18 – 38. A gallant effort from the players allowed us to hold our heads high. We started slowly allowing Padua in; however, we never gave up and played our way back into the game. Padua was too strong in the end; but we are proud of our effort and our attitude this season.

AIC Basketball Results 14 September 2019

Round 7 Vs Padua College

First V – Win 70 – 56

Second V – Win 52 – 37

Third V – Loss 11 – 30

Fourth V– Loss 12 – 38

11A – Loss 39 – 43

11B – Loss 23 – 75

10A – Win 56 – 26

10B – Loss 43 – 49

10C – Loss 19 – 42

9A – Loss 35 – 36. The team put up a valiant performance against all odds, ultimately going down to a heavily contested three that miraculously fell. Sport may be cruel at times; however, the hard-work, attitude and effort that all members of the team brought to this season was a credit to themselves and the College.

9B – Loss 25 – 28. Things did not go our way for the last game of the season, with a narrow three-point loss to Padua, in a close match which may have gone either way. Oliver Cruice was our highest scorer and was good also in defence; Lachlan Kabel was an asset in defence; however, there was a fairly even contribution from all team members. Thank you, boys, for your efforts this season. We have improved in all areas and I look forward to seeing you hit the court next season, even bigger and better.

9C – Loss 14 – 41. The team never gave up despite coming up against an undefeated team. Every player has improved immensely over the course of the season and each of them should be proud of the way they conducted themselves, week-in, week-out. Special mention to Jack Stewart and Aiden Hansen for stellar performances.

8A – Win 63 – 35. A great final performance to round out the season with a big win. Our defensive pressure was excellent throughout the game, forcing turnovers and running out in transition. Isaac McCarthy, Koen Miller and Hamish Asquith were strong all game.

8B – Win 42 – 17

8C – Win 21 – 18

8D – Loss 21 – 25. Ethan McQueen led an undermanned team who struggled to complete plays; however, they did not give up and Jack McKenzie scored his first points of the season. Ethan McQueen scored two, three-point plays at critical times to keep us in the game. All players continue to work hard on improving their skills laying a good foundation for 2020.

7A – Win 68 – 52. The 7A team had a strong 68 to 52 win against Padua to finish the season with four wins in a row achieving a 5-2 record. Another great defensive performance enabled quick transition offence; while the ball passing was fast and aggressive enabling the team to score easy baskets. A great performance in the paint by Robert Brown who grabbed every rebound that fell near him. Congratulations, team, on a great season; it has been enjoyable coaching you.

7B – Loss 24 – 26

7C – Win 22 – 18

7D – Win 34 – 28

AIC Tennis Results - 14 September 2019

Round 7 Vs Padua College

First IV – Loss 1 – 7. The SEC First Tennis lost 7-1 against a strong Padua side. Jeremy Suthers had a very competitive match losing in a tie break 16-14 in hot conditions. The First team has had a tough season and competed well against all of their opponents.

Second IV – Loss 3 – 5. The SEC Second Tennis team lost 5-3 to Padua College. Sebastian Howie and Lachlan Dutney won both their doubles sets 4-2 and 4-1. Connor Cash won his singles game. A great effort.

Third IV – Loss 4 (20) – 4 (27) The SEC Third Tennis team lost in a tight contest, 27 games to 20 games. The Thirds have had a very competitive season and done well throughout. Congratulations to all members.

10A – Loss 0 – 8. All players showed improvement every round and this is testament to consistency in training, attendance and supporting one another when players are against tough opponents. Thank you to the parents who came along and supported their sons for many of the matches.

10B – Win 4 (31) – 4 (28). The Year 10s wrapped up the season with the 10Bs having a great win (4 all 31games to Eddies/28 to Padua) with a big thank you to Ryan Wolff for stepping in to cover our three players who are in China. Overall it was a great performance by the players and a pleasure to manage the team.

9A – Win 8 – 0. All four team members played very well and lost only four matches. Persistence and dedication at training has paid off with a great win.

9B – Win 5 – 3. Good wins by Zachary Ball and Connor McFarlane in their singles matches. A great win to finish off the AIC season. Well done to all players.

8A –Win 7 – 1. What a fantastic way to end the season! The players secured a very impressive win over Padua for our last round this season. All team members had convincing wins in their singles and displayed great skill while playing. Well done on a great season 8A’s.

8B – Win 8 – 0. An excellent end to the season for the 8B team! The players did not drop a set this week and displayed excellent skill and sportsmanship in their matches against Padua. A great morning of tennis was had by all. Well done on a great season 8B’s.

7A – Loss 0 – 8. Final round for the season and it was our best performance by far. We played like a team and we were ready to play good quality tennis. Every student brought their best game to the court. With some players, unforced errors were down, and our first serve percentage was up.

7B – Loss 1 – 7. Congratulation to Cody O’Sullivan who won his singles 6 – 2; a commendable effort to Toby Robinson who narrowly lost 7 – 5. Thank you to the parents and friends who supported the Year 7s during the season; it was great to see a crowd especially at our home games.


Tuckshop Roster - Week 1, Term 4

Week commencing Tuesday 8 October 2019

Mon 7 Oct: Public Holiday
Tue 8 Oct: N Callaghan, K Heycott
Wed 9 Oct: J Roberts, S Atuatika
Thu 10 Oct: M Low, S Reeve
Fri 11 Oct: V Albury, F Sippel, D McGuire

School News

Skool2Skoolies 2019

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

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

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

St Edmund’s College thanks our 2019 Skool2Skoolies Sponsors

Riding Apparel Manufacturers


Champion Sponsors

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

Breakaway Sponsors

KSB Australia
McNamara & Associates
PM Landscapes
TAE Aerospace
Tridan Electrical

Peloton Sponsors

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


Early Bird Accountants
St Mary’s Parish

Uniform Shop


St Edmund's Twilight Tours - Wednesday 23 October 2019

All welcome - 5.00pm to 7.00pm


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