Newsletter - 21 June 2019

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

Wellbeing and Student Achievement

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends

Thank you parents and families for supporting the professional development of staff at St Edmund’s College. Next week will be our second Staff Conference with a thematic focus on Wellbeing and Achievement.

The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework states
‘The wellbeing of children and young people is enhanced, and their learning outcomes optimised when they feel connected to others and experience safe and trusting relationships. Students who feel connected, safe and secure are more likely to be active participants in their learning and to achieve better physical, emotional, social and educational outcomes. Educators who feel valued and supported are more likely to engage positively with students and build stronger connections within the school community. Enhancing the wellbeing of students and their educators delivers overall long-term social, health and economic benefits to the Australian community.’

Throughout the week staff will have the opportunity to listen to a keynote address from Mr Mark Bunn, a health and personal performance expert, attend workshops from Fr Stephen Bliss, St Mary’s Ipswich Parish Priest, and Ms Shelley Verrenkamp from Physioactive, who is also an Eddies parent and clinical physiotherapist. Many staff will be delivering workshops as well adding to the experiential and relational learning encounter we are endeavouring to create. Please see within this newsletter a full outline of the program.

Term 2 AIC Wrap Up

It has been an action-packed Term 2 of AIC events with Chess, Rugby Union and Football fixtures. Congratulations to our Senior A Chess team on being crowned Champions for 2019. Other outstanding performances include Senior B Chess, 8B Football and the 8A, 8B and 9A Rugby Union teams who each ranked highly overall. Well done to all the boys who represented St Edmund’s College in AIC this Term.

A big thank you to all our coaching and management staff and particularly Mr Chad de Waard and Mr Dan King for coordinating Rugby Union; Mr Nathan Manttan and Mr Wayne Warren for coordinating Football and Ms Debra Whyte and Mr Brent Habermann for coordinating Chess. Finally, thank you to Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport, for his overall organisation.

Apex Debating

The Apex Debating competition continued with three teams advancing to the final stage and Mr Eamon Webb’s Year 9.1 team reaching the grand final to be contested next term. Well done to Kade Grieve, Stuart England, Samuel Jesse and Liam Gannaway for advancing this far. Thank you to all the debating coaches and Ms Natasha Teitzel for coordinating our debating teams this year.

Confraternity, College Musical and Gold Coast Basketball

Please keep in your prayers and best wishes all those who are involved in sporting and cultural pursuits over the vacation period. This includes our Confraternity Rugby League team and staff who will be travelling to Bundaberg at the end of next week for a week-long carnival.

Today we welcomed back Jake Turpin, former Eddies student and current NRL player with the Broncos, and Eddies Old Boys’ Association President Mr Mark Hennelly to present the jerseys to the Confraternity Team members.

We also wish the three Basketball teams representing St Edmund's College at the Gold Coast Invitational all the very best.

In the second week of the holidays the cast and crew for the combined St Eddies and St Mary’s College Musical, Matilda, will be rehearsing in readiness for Opening Night in the first week back in Term 3: Thursday July 18.

These opportunities can only happen with the commitment and dedication of our wonderful staff and the help of parents and friends of the College. We thank each of them for the time and effort they will give in providing these terrific opportunities for the boys. We also acknowledge the students for their willing participation and contribution to each of these endeavours. All the very best to everyone.


Congratulations to 2019 Choir Comp Winners - AMBROSE HOUSE

Live Jesus in Our Hearts - Forever

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal

The Deputy


Identity News

Days to Reflect and Retreat

For our students, there is immeasurable value in taking time out for Retreat days. A retreat refreshes and revitalises, gives the opportunity for reflection, prayer, growth and unity. These days are also important for our community and culture as our staff and students have the opportunity to reconnect in a more relaxed environment, rekindling and deepening relationships with each other and with God.

This week both our Year 11 and Year 7 cohorts took time out to engage in a retreat program. The Year 11s began in earnest their journey towards their time as leaders of our College. At College’s Crossing on Wednesday, the students were challenged to unite and work together during team challenges. They shared some of themselves in order for the wider College community to gain greater insight into this group of young men who will be the Senior class of 2020. Before the day closed, the students were challenged to consider the four Touchstones and how they might take on the responsibility of bringing these to life in our College during their time as leaders. Next term we will share more of the hopes and visions from the Seniors of 2020.

The Year 7 students spent some time ‘breaking open’ the Touchstones at their retreat on Thursday. These young men participated in four sessions, each designed to add greater depth to how we see the four Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) Touchstones at work in our community. For Gospel Spirituality, the students used clay to reflect on what lives in their heart. ‘Sound off for Schools’ came in with wireless headphones for the Liberating Education session and led the students through a practice to improve their focus. Staff from St Vincent de Paul helped the students to better understand equality, providing insight to the Touchstone of Justice and Solidarity. Finally, the staff challenged the young men to work together in team challenges, providing the opportunity to reflect on how we can be a more Inclusive Community.

If your son was involved in one of these days during this week, I encourage you to ask him what was his ‘take away’ from the day. All students had time to reflect on their learning or insight at the end of the program. Having had the privilege to be present with our students during this time, there were some great reflections shared and I hope your sons were able to share these with you as well.

I would especially like to thank all the staff who assisted with the planning and implementation of these programs during a busy time. I am very grateful for their energy and support. On Monday, the staff will have time for their very own reflection and retreat day allowing them the same opportunity to refresh and feel revitalised.

Refugee Week

Refugee Week is an annual event which promotes positive images of refugees and celebrates the valuable contribution refugees make to Australian society. The ultimate aim is to facilitate better understanding between different communities and encourage successful integration, enabling refugees to live in safety and continue making a valuable contribution to Australian society.

Today, more than ever, we need a global movement to demand that the safety and rights of refugees are protected. In Australia, it is the responsibility of our government, and each one of us, to ensure people forced to flee from their homes can live with dignity and with hope.
My command is: Love one another (John 15:12)
This is our mandate ~ to love one another.

This year there was a fresh focus on celebrating the three-year theme #WithRefugees through ‘a world of stories’ from around the globe. Refugee Week provides an opportunity for the Australian public to celebrate the immense courage, resilience and valuable contributions made by refugees to Australian society.

For many Australians, Refugee Week provides an opportunity to meet a refugee for the first time and to hear their story-telling. Every refugee seeking safety brings their own story of why they left home, their journey, and in some cases finding safety in Australia. The sharing of stories is an opportunity to not only remember and honour their journey but also to educate the Australian community to better understand the courage and contribution that refugees make.

Head to the Refugee Week website to see some stories from refugees who call Australia home:

Prayer for Refugee Week

Lord, No one is a stranger to You and no one is ever far from Your loving care.
In Your kindness watch over refugees and asylum seekers,
those separated from their loved ones,
those who are lost, and those who have been exiled from their homes.
Bring them safely to the place where they long to be, and help us always to show Your kindness to strangers and those in need.


Upcoming Events

NAIDOC Week - 7 to 14 July
As we move towards NAIDOC Week which falls during the holidays, St Edmund’s College acknowledges and pays deepest respect to the Traditional Owners of the land on which the College is built. We at St Edmund’s College continue to commit ourselves to walking together with all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the journey towards reconciliation and justice. Events to mark NAIDOC Week will be held during Week 2 of next term.

Mission and Community Dates and Events For Term 3

Parents, Families and Friends, mark these dates in your diary. We would love you to join in our community events throughout Term 3.


Wednesday 24 July: Year 11 Leadership Gathering Day 2
A compulsory day for our Year 11 students to engage in team-building, development and reflection in preparation for their role as Senior Leaders of the College in 2020.
Sunday 28 July: Parish Mass, St Mary’s Church, Elizabeth Street, Woodend, 6.00pm
All are welcome to share in the Eucharistic Celebration and stay for a cuppa and a chat following Mass.


Sunday 28 July to Saturday 3 August 2019: Catholic Education Week - ‘Many Voices. One Spirit

Tuesday 31 July: Year 8 Arts Faith Day
A compulsory day of activity and experience for our Year 8 students to engage with each other and the Mission of the College through creative activities.
Friday 2 August: Heritage Mass, 8.45am
The College community will celebrate Mass. We will mark Catholic Education week, acknowledge the diversity and richness of our community and share the experience of Mass.


Thursday 8 August: Years 10 to 12 Combined College Winter Sleepout
Places are limited so get in early for the Winter Sleepout. The Sleepout includes shared meals and activities with our Friends on the Hill. Make a strong statement and raise awareness about homelessness. More information to come.

I would like to wish all our students, staff and their families a very restful and safe holiday break. Many blessings and stay warm.

Live Jesus in Our Hearts - Forever

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Identity

Learning & Teaching

Learning and Teaching

St Edmund’s College Staff Conference Week: 24 to 28 June 2019

KEY SPEAKER: Mark Bunn - Health and Personal Performance Expert

As one of Australasia’s leading experts on health and personal performance, former AFL footballer and best-selling author of ‘Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health’, Mark Bunn understands the difficulties facing workers and organisations today - high stress, poor sleep, negativity, poor work-life balance, low motivation and workplace morale.
Mark’s unique blend of both Eastern and Western Health-Science uses the secrets of the world’s healthiest, longest-living people and highest performing business people, to help overcome these issues with practical, down-to-earth solutions that audiences love (you’ll never hear about calories or fats from Mark!). His highly entertaining and fun delivery style makes cutting-edge research from mind-body medicine and positive psychology seem refreshing, uplifting and life-changing.

Staff Workshops

Students and Stress
Differentiating in the Classroom to Meet the Needs of the Learner
Adjusting Tasks
Responsible Thinking Classroom and Restorative Justice
Health, Diet, Wellness and Performance
Eco Face Scrubbies
Song and Kinaesthetic Teaching
Basic Woodwork Skills
DIY Automative Skills
Basic MIG Welding
Introduction to CAD
Creativity Through Drawing
Clinical Physiotherapy
Flipped Classroom
Why Feedback is Important
Write that Essay
Use of Data
Stop Reinventing the Wheel
EDE and OneNote Best Practice
Work with Spreadsheets
Use of Technology to Enhance Engagement

Best wishes for the holidays.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning

QCS Practice

Year 7 Health4Life Study

Commences Term 3

St Edmund’s College is participating in this ‘Health4Life’ research study as a part of Year 7 Healthy Living classes.

The Health4Life intervention aims to encourage students to: be physically active; eat a healthy diet; get the right amount of sleep; limit their screen time; and stay alcohol- and smoke-free. It consists of three parts: an online school-based program delivered to all students; a smartphone application specifically developed to encourage students to adopt and maintain healthy behaviours and an early intervention booster App delivered to students who remain at-risk of chronic disease as they progress through high school.

We will be implementing the Health4Life intervention with Year 7 Healthy Living students in Term 3, 2019.

A Parental Information Statement has been posted to all Year 7 families.

Please refer also to the Health4Life attachment

Mr Ashley Montgomery: HOD Health and Physical Education

Senior School

Middle School


Pastoral News

Career News

Careers - Week 9

TSXPO - Scholarships - Employment - Apprenticeships - Holiday Workshops

Tertiary News

Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre Open Days and Expos Link

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) Brisbane – 1st weekend in Term three

This is an important event for students in South-East Queensland. It is an opportunity to talk to representatives from Queensland and interstate universities, TAFE Queensland, private colleges, the Defence Force, the Queensland Police Service, Gap Year programs and other education and training organisations about their courses and career pathways. The expo will be held from 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019 at the Royal International Convention Centre, RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane. The website provides information about the exhibitors, the seminar program and competitions.

You will be able to go into the draw to win a $500 JB Hi-Fi gift voucher by putting your entry coupon in the barrel at the University of Melbourne stand during the expo.

Scholarships for University

QUT Undergraduate scholarships

Some scholarships are not awarded each year because there are not enough applicants applying. Don’t miss out on a scholarship because you didn’t do your research! Now is the time to start to plan, write and submit your scholarship applications. QUT have several categories of scholarships available including (remember you can apply for more than one scholarship):

  • Low income and social disadvantage – scholarships for students who have been disadvantaged
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship program – scholarships for outstanding academic, creative and sporting achievers.
  • START QUT – Studying university while you are still in high school through the START QUT program.
  • Academic performance – Find scholarships for high achievers
  • Women – Scholarships for women across a range of study areas
  • International students – Scholarships for students who aren’t Australian permanent residents or citizens
  • Indigenous scholarships – Scholarships for Indigenous Australian students
  • All scholarships – here you can search all QUT scholarships to find support for your university study

Visit the QUT website for more information and scholarships within each of these categories.

Support for disadvantaged students wishing to study Law at the University of Queensland (UQ)

If you have experienced difficult circumstances during your schooling and wish to study the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at UQ, you are invited to apply for:

  • TC Beirne School of Law Leadership, Excellence and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship and/or
  • UQ Special Admissions Scheme (SAS) for undergraduate law programs.

The LEAD Scholarship provides $8000 per year for up to five years to help with living and study expenses; a dedicated academic mentor; a support network through non-residential membership of a UQ college and priority access to internships and career planning assistance. Applications for the LEAD Scholarship will open online on the TC Beirne School of Law website shortly so keep checking the site for 2020 details.

SAS is an alternative entry pathway for students who have experienced difficulty during their schooling. To be eligible you must be a recent or current Year 12, obtain the required OP/Rank and identify with one or more of the targeted equity groups. Click here for more information about SAS and the application process.

Overseas Study

Crimson Education upcoming sports scholarship and US/UK information events

Interested in studying in US/UK? Crimson Education will be holding a Brisbane information everything - All You Need To Know About Studying Abroad on Sunday, 23 June. Click here for more information and udr the promo code FREE, to attend the event for free.

SAT resources on the USA College Board website

The College Board website is important for students wishing to apply for tertiary courses in the United States of America (USA) as this is where you register to sit for the SAT, a test required for entry to many USA universities and colleges. The following information is available on the website: (the Twitter page is also useful)

  • SAT International Test Dates and Deadlines - Scroll down to 2019-20 ‘International Dates and Deadlines’. Note that the next Queensland test will be held on 5 October 2019. You can register from this site or from the College Board website home page. To register, you need to first sign into a free College Board account.
  • Find Test Centres – Select the ‘5 October 2019’ date and ‘Australia’ to find centres in Queensland.
  • SAT Test Day checklist

Employment and Employability

2020 Australian Government Digital Apprenticeship Program

The Australian Government Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Apprenticeship Program targets students who are currently completing their Year 12 studies. As an apprentice, you will complete an ICT qualification as well as work within an Australian Government agency in ICT related areas such as:

  • user research
  • cyber security
  • interactive media
  • software engineering
  • infrastructure support
  • big data
  • data analytics
  • applications development
  • networking
  • programming
  • web development
  • systems testing
  • systems analysis and design
  • help desk

Applications for the 2020 Program are now open and close 1 July 2019. Visit their website for more information about:

  • Who it is for
  • What you’ll get to work on
  • Locations
  • Who you’ll be working for
  • Benefits
  • Support and coaching
  • How to apply
  • Three stages to success

Upcoming Events:


Digital Apprenticeship Program closes

A Job you may not have known about

Structural Steel Construction Workers assemble rigging gear to move and position equipment and structural components, erect scaffolding, position and secure steel reinforcing in concrete forms, and erect and dismantle structural steel frames.

A Certificate II or III, or at least 1 year of relevant experience, is usually needed to work in this job. Around two in five workers have a Certificate III/IV. Even with a qualification, sometimes experience or on-the-job training is necessary. Registration or licensing may be required. Click here to more information.

Unlocking Your Employability

In today’s world of work, employers are looking for much more than a qualification. You need to show a potential employer what you can offer beyond your qualifications. The University of Queensland has developed a course to help you do this. It will help you understand what employability is and why it is important.

The course, Unlocking Your Employability is free, although there is a fee if you want to receive a certificate. It consists of seven one-hour modules that you can complete at your own pace. Visit the edX website to read more about the course.

Holiday Workshops

The Australian Institute of Creative Design offers short courses during school holidays and throughout the year at their Gold Coast and Brisbane campuses. These courses are being offered, some during the school holidays:

  • Ink Workshop $99 - Art & Design
  • Alcohol Inks Workshop $99 - Art & Design
  • Flow Acrylic Workshop $99 - Art & Design
  • Street Style Image & Fashion Flat Lays $199 - Styling
  • Design and Sew a Skirt in a Day $199 - Fashion Design
  • Design Your Own Print $199 - Art & Design
  • Special Effects Makeup $199 - Make-Up
  • Discover Interior Design $199 - Interior Design
  • Art Fun! $200 - Art & Design
  • Acrylic Layers Large Canvas Course $350 – Art &Design
  • Beautiful Women Mixed Media Portraits $250 - Art & Design
  • Canvas! $350 - Art & Design
  • Airbrushing Makeup (1 day) $250 – Make-Up
  • Hair for you $199 – Hair Styling
  • Make-up for you $199 – Make-Up

Enrolment is open to anyone of any age. To find out more information about what courses are offered and when, visit their website.

Queensland School of Film and Television Holiday Workshops

QSFT holds a number of school holiday workshops for students interested in all things film. The following workshops will be run in the July school holidays:

5 July 2019 9.30am – 3.30pm Junior Filmmaker Bootcamp for Years 7 and 8 students

6 July 2019 9.00am – 1.00pm Write It! Introduction to script writing workshop

10 – 11 July 2019 9.00am – 4.00pm Filmmaker Bootcamp! for Years 9 - 12

Click here to register for these workshops. For more information about the workshop, phone (07) 3392 7788 or email

Mr Mark Currie, Careers Guidance Officer/Adviser


Music and Cultural

Brisbane Sings

Performance Information

Brisbane Sings is a community event featuring choirs and singing groups from all over Brisbane City performing separately and together. A massed choir of over 500 voices and a stage band will join to present a highly entertaining show that celebrates group singing in a non-competitive environment. The event is fun, uplifting and a great chance for various musical and community groups to share ideas and create lasting and memorable experiences for their members.

Our College Choir is participating in this event and the Show Day details are below. Contact Ms Frances O’Sullivan: if any further queries regarding this event.

Information is available on the EDE Choir page and students were given parental information last Term. Tickets are available for purchase at this website:

Sunday 18 August - Brisbane Sings Show Day

BRISBANE SINGS SHOW DAY AND TECH REHEARSAL (Free Dress, but bring performing blacks, choir t-shirt and money for lunch or packed lunch)
BRISBANE SINGS SHOW 5:00pm - Leave St Edmund’s at 9:30am – Technical Rehearsal 10:30am to 5:00 pm.
SHOW COMMENCES AT 5:00pm to 7:30pm at QPAC. Bus leaves QPAC at 8:00pm – back at St Edmund’s by 9:00pm.

Matilda The Musical

St Mary's & St Edmund's Colleges Combined Musical

Ticket Sales open Monday 3 June 2019 - Ipswich Civic Centre and Online


AIC Chess Results - 14 June 2019

AIC CHESS Vs Padua College – Overall Win

Open - SEC 6 - PADUA 10 - Loss

Senior A - SEC 14 - PADUA 2 - Win

Senior B - SEC 12 - PADUA 4 - Win

Intermediate A - SEC 8 - PADUA 8 - Draw

Intermediate B - SEC 16 - PADUA 0 - Win

The final round of AIC Chess 2019 saw all players showing their true ability and achieving great standards. An overall win, with successes in the Senior A, Senior B, Intermediate B and a draw to Intermediate A. Joseph Savage (1) and Lachlan Wesener (1) had wins on the night with two draws to Nicholas Just. In the Senior A: Mitchell Vesper (2), Ekachai Adams (2) and Kobie Lowe all won both their games, and Jake O’Laughlin won 1. The Senior B team continued its winning streak with wins to Daniel Fordham (2), Declan Jolly (2), Cale Taylor (1) and Xander McNeill (1). Intermediate A saw every player winning a game: Ben Naish, Aidan Doherty, Jeremy Webb and Michael Tate. The biggest winner on the night however was the Intermediate B team in which all players won all games: Jack Cumner (2), Owen Cass (2), Tristan Aitken (2) and Toby Robinson (2).

In the background Joshua Sweet played and defeated the Padua Basketball Captain in an extra game.

I congratulate all the students for their efforts and support this year. It has been a pleasure working with them and hope that the entire Chess team of thirty-seven students continues playing next year.

Ms Debra Whyte, Mr Brent Habermann, SEC Chess Coordinators

AIC Football (Soccer) Results - 15 June 2019

Round 7 Vs Padua College

Firsts – Loss 2 – 4. After weathering an early barrage through resolute defending, we were dealt a nasty blow via a decision which reduced us to ten men. We increased our level of intensity from here and with a half-hour remaining, levelled the game at 1-1 through a smart Connor Asquith finish. Unfortunately, tired legs and poor decision making saw us concede cheap goals. A late William Rashleigh goal made the score 4-2; however it was too late to claw back anything from the game. This game typified our season: patches of quality, interspersed with poor decisions that have proven costly; however above all else, the resilience and dedication of the group has shone through. Congratulations to the seniors who played their final game for SEC – each of these men have epitomised everything that we have come to value in the Footballers of St Edmund’s – congratulations!

Seconds – Draw 1 – 1. An extremely hard-fought game, where neither side took control and the result hung in the balance until the final whistle. We started the game relatively slowly in comparison to our performances in recent weeks; however despite this drop in intensity we still managed to find ourselves ahead in the early stages thanks to a smartly taken goal from Denzel Gurira. We managed to hold on to our narrow lead for the remainder of the first half, thanks largely to some excellent defending from Matthew Kelk and Declan Jolly and Tommy Williams making some outstanding saves. Padua equalised early in the second half and the remainder of the game saw both teams creating numerous chances, although unable to score. The group of young men in this team should be very proud of their efforts this season. Special congratulations to the seniors who played their final game of Football for the College. Congratulations on the superb way you have represented the Footballing program at St Edmund’s.

Thirds – Loss 0 – 3. A superb first half display of tactical discipline and defensive structure saw SEC provide a real scare to the third-placed Padua, not only by frustrating their attacking raids but also by looking dangerous on the counter-attack. Debutant Jackson Asquith provided a much needed X-factor up top, combining very well with Barry Pilado to create numerous promising chances. Timothy Foy and Blair Wilkinson smothered well in defence to leave the game goalless at the break. However, a combination of minor knocks to a few players, tiredness and loss of concentration on team structure in the second period saw the team concede. A more attacking emphasis was promoted to snatch a draw but this led to more vulnerability at the back, and if not for the heroics of Luke Gannaway in goal, the final margin could have been much wider. Well done on a fantastic season to the lads who committed week-in and week-out.

10A – Loss 1 – 3. A promising start was severely impacted when two errors in quick succession were punished. A communication mix-up in defence saw Padua three-up; however SEC lifted to re-take control of the match and finish the half strongly, with Byron Ruhl scoring an outstanding goal from some thirty yards out. Although controlling much of the play in the second half, SEC could not find the net and Padua took the game and the 2019 Premiers title. This excellent squad of gentlemen showed much growth, character and resilience to be competitive in 2019 and were an absolute pleasure to mentor. We wish them well for the future in both their football endeavours and academic pursuits.

10B – Win 3 – 0. A great performance from the whole team for their final game of the season. Right from the start Padua were put under pressure and the players continued to create chances throughout the whole game. A perfect cross from Caleb McGregor allowed Ryan Wolff to hit in a classy header from the back post. The team went into the second half one goal ahead, knowing they had to come out firing. Again from the start, the team out played and out muscled Padua allowing Caleb McGregor to put another goal into the back of the net. The players were well in control at 2-0 despite Padua being given a few good chances, and they may have found their way back into the game if not for our defence, especially Jacob Thompson. Eventually the pressure became too much for Padua which allowed us to score a late goal to seal the victory. A tremendous all-round performance from all players!

10C - Loss 0 – 4. Many skilful players from both teams made an exciting match. Caden Weatherhog and Harry Lawrance performed well in goals and carried out impressive saves. Kyden Manley made a great effort in attack; however the opposition defence was too powerful. The team showed tremendous improvement throughout the season and despite the final score always maintained a positive attitude to training and playing.

9A – Loss 1 – 2. The Eddies’ men went into the final game of the season with confidence on the back of promising performances over the last few weeks. The early part of the game saw the team take control and create some good chances in front of goal. These chances were not taken and Padua made us pay through a set piece to take the lead 1-0 at half time. We rallied in the second half and with sustained pressure were able to equalise. We continued the push for a win, although in doing so were vulnerable to the counter-attack Padua took advantage of this to score another goal, 2-1. We were unable to find that equalising goal we deserved with little time on the clock. It has been a great season for the players and although not winning as many games as they would like, they showed through their performances that they will be a great team moving into the future.

9B – Win 4 – 2. An awesome team effort and great to finish the season. Everyone played well and should be proud of themselves and how much they have all improved as footballers throughout the season. Special mention to Isaac Freier for scoring a hat trick and Arnel Curtis for having his best game yet.

8A – Win 4 – 2. A very good first half performance saw us lead 3-0 at half time. Goal scorers were Makonda Kanku, Nicholas Lutteral, Rhonin Wardle and Jack Thomas.

8B –Win 1 – 0. The players had to stay focused after half a dozen missed opportunities in the first ten minutes. Clever balls along the wing and midfield drives, sadly, did not reap the rewards. Strong games from Xavier Brimecombe in defence and Ethan Suthers caused mayhem for the opposition. A late goal from Clay Baker sealed the win.

8C – Loss 0 – 7. The team fought hard; however they were out-muscled by a more skilful side. The backs, Charlie Auld and Alex Goode defended bravely.

7A – Loss 0 – 2. In our Eddies final game of the year, the 7As came up against a very good Padua team. Standout performances from Harry Williams and Lachlan Wendt. Good season!

7B – Win 1 – 0. The 7Bs closed their first AIC season with a win, defeating Padua 1-0 in a close contest. A nil-all score line at half time provoked solid defence and a strong team effort in attack. A few corners in a row led to the goal from Zachary Oxenham. Well done to Captain, Riley Kross for his leadership. The team represented the College with sportsmanship and pride.

7C – Draw 0 – 0. A very intense game from the players; however they were unlucky not to score a goal with the chances they created. Hayden Maloney gave his all throughout the game and Peter Cleeland played very well also. Great end to the season!

7D – Win 3 – 0. What an end to the season for the team! They showed a lot of heart and school spirit on the field. Amazing games from Jack Hennan, Isaac Profke, Peter Cleeland and Alex Sayle. A great end to the season and thank you to all the players.

AIC Rugby Results - 15 June 2019

Round 7 Vs Padua College

Firsts – Loss 20 – 48. Once again the effort was there but we failed to look after little things at times and that cost us. Our tackling was too high and our body height and groundwork hurt us at the breakdown. Often our passes were too flat and lacked sympathy for the receiver. Injuries also played their part in the day. Despite these weaknesses we still maintained pressure on Padua and scored three tries. Luke Marsh has a strong game in both attack and defence.

Seconds – Loss 5 – 45. Having to again play an undersided 12 Vs 12 against Padua, the opposition demonstrated that dedication to training and coaching were again key fundamentals to their success – a lesson many of our younger players could learn. As always, we are thankful to Padua for accommodating us. We managed to get across the stripe with Bryden Redding benefitting from some good ball from open play. Players such as Jack Jamieson and Ashlee Woods, along with the consistency award winner Sam Kross, should be celebrated for showing up to training and to the game each week and playing their hardest, regardless of the performance of the team.

10A – Loss 0 – 41. A disappointing game to finish the season. We were committed in defence; however could not hold on to our own ball. A talented group of players who have a brighter future than results have shown this year.

10B – Loss 0 – 73. Energy and focus at the start of the game were lacking and inefficient tackling and slow defence put us on the back foot. The team really turned around towards the second half with good communication, better tackling and better ball security to reinforce the St Edmunds Year 10 Rugby Program. Special mention to Jordan Strybos and Keegan and Blake Camplin for excellent efforts.

9A – Win 38 – 0. We played a sustained high tempo game of rugby that led to a lot of breaks and open spaces. Bryon Kurtz was very physical in his approach to the game. Lachlan Kable got through a mountain of work and Ryan Casha kicked well and found space through his running game.

9B – Loss 0 – 42. A disappointing result in the final game of the season with Padua putting points on the board early in the first half. The team put in a good effort despite the final score. Set plays and rucking skills that have been developed over the season were put to the test, and the players definitely have shown improvement with better ball security and ability to counter-ruck. Solid tackling from a number of players meant that we gained a few crucial turnovers; however we were unable to capitalise on these.

8A – Win 31 – 0. A strong game to finish the season. In hot conditions, the players defended strongly to keep yet another clean sheet for their season. Strong games from Jack Gleeson and Oscar Kapp.

8B – Win 26 – 23. The season’s best performance by the 8Bs. All players fought hard for tries and scored on the bell to win. Huge defensive efforts saw us back in the game. A try-saving tackle by Aiden Thorley lifted the team, as he has by his example all season. Proud finish to the season.

8C – Loss 22 – 34. Great game by the team. Outstanding games from Joseph Glen, Liam Parfitt and Owen Fourmile. Great end to the season.

7A – Loss 0 – 73. A gutsy effort from the players put us in a positive position from the start. A solid effort against a good team.

7B – Loss 7 – 70. A great last game from the courageous Eddies side, who applied all the skills they have learnt this season and dominated in the forwards. Unfortunately, Padua were too strong for us out wide. Outstanding effort from Patrick Tydd.


Tuckshop Roster - Week 1, Term 3

Commencing Monday 15 July 2019

Mon 15 July: T Williams, K Schuh, T Rogers
Tue 16 July: N Callaghan, C Allan
Wed 17 July: J Roberts, S Atuatika
Thu 18 July: M Low, S Reeve
Fri 19 July: V Albury, A Costello, F Sippel, D McGuire

School News

Uniform Shop


Student Office - Unclaimed Property

For collection please

There are significant numbers of unnamed items held in Student Office: jackets, shoes, lunch boxes, water bottles, etc. Students should check at the Student Office prior to the end of term, Friday 21 June. Items remaining after this time will be donated to St Vinnies.

Annual Mass for Deceased Old Boys - 23 July 2019

CWL House - 7.00pm

The Annual Mass for Deceased Christian Brothers, Teachers and Old Boys of St Edmund’s College will be held at CWL House, 35 Waghorn Street, Ipswich on Tuesday 23 July 2019 at 7.00 pm. All are invited. If you wish to remember a deceased Old Boy, please contact Andrew McGrath on 3389 6858.


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