Newsletter - 22 February 2019

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

Celebrating Academic Excellence

Dear St Edmund’s College Families and Friends

Today we celebrated academic excellence during our Years 10, 11 and 12 Academic Awards Assembly. This included welcoming back the Year 12 graduates of 2018 who achieved an (Overall Position) OP 1 to 5. I particularly acknowledge the three students who were awarded an OP 1 and wish them well in their tertiary studies:

Tasman Pearl, Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland
Hamish Potter, Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland
Benjamin Snell, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at the University of Queensland

These outstanding results testify to the commitment they gave to their studies, the quality teaching and learning that was offered and the loving support of their family and friends.

Congratulations to all the students who were acknowledged today for their academic achievements. It was terrific to see the lads come forward to receive their awards and be honoured in front of family, staff and their peers for their dedication and diligence to their studies.

Alumni - Brendan Forwood

Today we welcomed former Eddies student Brendan Forwood as our guest speaker for the Academic Awards Assembly. Brendan was a member of the graduating class of 2001. After finishing Year 12 he studied at the University of Queensland and completed a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Communication. He has since etched a career in helping others to realise their leadership potential through his experience as a Learning Leader with Suncorp and a Leadership Adviser at Virgin Australia. He is now founding business owner of Sirius Impact. Brendan spoke about the importance of continuous effort in realising one’s goals. He urged the boys to embrace the opportunities at Eddies as these will be the steps towards them fulfilling their aspirations.

Understanding Gen Z

On Tuesday evening the College hosted Claire Madden for a Community Engagement Event. Approximately 200 people were in attendance to hear Claire speak about how to engage with and support Generation Z (people born 1995 to 2009). Claire is a social researcher, keynote speaker and media commentator interpreting social trends and implications of generational change. Her presentation was informative, enlightening and empowering. She cited many examples of Gen Z’s voice in our complex and fluid world and how we as educators and parents can work together to help them navigate their world with confidence and purpose.

In her presentation Claire referred to the Mission Australia Youth Survey 2018 National Summary to highlight what young people value. This survey was conducted last year involving 28,286 young people between the ages of 15 and 19 including students from our College. Young people were asked how much they valued family relationships, financial security, friendships (other than family), getting a job, mental health, physical health and school or study satisfaction. Responses for these items were rated on a 5-point scale, ranging from extremely important to not at all important. The three most highly valued items nationally were family relationships, friendships (other than family) and school or study satisfaction.

Family relationships were valued highly by 83.7% of respondents (extremely important: 53.0%; very important: 30.7%).

Friendships (other than family) were also highly valued by over eight in ten (81.8%) respondents (extremely important: 39.7%; very important: 42.1%).

Around seven in ten respondents highly valued school or study satisfaction (extremely important: 31.2%; very important: 40.6 %)

Claire reiterated the importance of family relationships, particularly the nurturing support of parents in shaping and influencing young people. This includes setting clear and reasonable boundaries around use of technology and social media to counteract the pervasive and incessant demands placed on young people in their online world.

Iggy Park Flood Appeal

Next Monday I will be travelling to Townsville to be on a Principal Appraisal Panel for Shaun Clark, Principal of Ignatius Park. This will give me the opportunity to present to Shaun the money raised by our Iggy Park Flood Appeal. Incredibly, in two weeks our community has raised $20,000. Yesterday the St Edmund’s College Parents and Friends Association donated $8,000 to bring the amount up to the $20K mark. Thank you to all for your generosity. The heart of our College community beats with compassion and kindness for those who need our help.

Congratulations Elliott House – Swimming Champions 2019

Congratulations Elliott House for their triumphant victory at this year’s Inter-House Swimming Carnival. It was a closely contested carnival this year with many Houses in contention right to the very end. Well done to the Elliott House Leaders: Sebastian Howie and Luke Parsons (Senior House Leaders) and Isaac McKew and Riley Stoddart (Junior House Leaders) for their enthusiasm, passion and inspirational leadership shown on the day.


Live Jesus in our hearts, forever.

Diarmuid O'Riordan, Principal

**Reminder - Don't miss St Edmund's College Foundation Dinner next Saturday Night 2 March - phone Kath for your tickets NOW - 0403 26 99 55

See full details attached

The Deputy


Identity News

Little King’s Collection NEXT SUNDAY 3 March 2019

St Edmund’s College has a long relationship with the Little King’s Movement. It is an organisation that provides outstanding support to exceptional individuals with a disability and their extended families. They give their time freely often providing respite care and support services in a passionate and enthusiastic manner. THEY NEED OUR HELP. Little King’s Collection letters are available on the wall outside Mrs Rice’s office.

Little King’s Collection Sunday 3 March - Details for students:
9:30am: Your son with a collecting partner (one of his Eddie’s friends) arrive at the College and register at the undercover area of the Horan/Lynch Buildings. He and his collection partner will receive a collection pack and a small area to collect within the Ipswich region.
9:45am to 10:00am: You (as parent/caregiver) transport your son and his partner to the collection area.
10:00am to 11:30am: Your son and his partner knock on doors and collect for the Little King’s Movement.
11:30am to 12:00 noon: They return to the College, hand in their collection packs and money and enjoy a barbecue lunch provided by the College.

Monday 4 March: Your son checks that his name has been recorded on the Service Notice Board so that his community service hours can be recorded on the College database for future reference.
It requires only two hours of your son’s time. Please encourage him to participate, as not only will he raise much needed funds for Little King’s but his service hours will be recorded on his digital service record.


God of Light and Truth,
thank you for giving me a mind that can know and a heart that can love.
Help me to keep learning every day of my life, for all knowledge leads to you.
Let me be aware of your presence in all things and at all times.
Encourage me when work is difficult and when I am tempted to give up; encourage me when my brain seems slow and the way forward is difficult.
Grant me the grace to put my mind to use exploring the world you have created, confident that in you there is a wisdom that is real.
Amen. (
Charles Henderson)

Term One Highlights: Mark your diaries!

25 to 27 February, James Byrne Centre Toowoomba - Year 12 Retreat
In 2019 our Year 12 students will be split into two groups for their Retreat as follows:
The first group (Ambrose, Finn, Ignatius, Treacy) - will depart the College at 2.00pm on Monday 25 February and will return on Tuesday 26 February by 2.45pm.
The second group (Callan, Elliott, Morgan, Rice) will depart the College at 2.00pm on Tuesday 26 February and return on Wednesday 27 February by 2.45pm.

Saturday 2 March - College Foundation Dinner
Full details in the flyer in the Principal's section of this newsletter.

Sunday 3 March - NEXT WEEKEND - Little King’s Foundation Collection
Information available for students from the box outside Mrs Rice’s office.

Wednesday 6 March - Start of Lent
This is a season of prayer, fasting and charity that may lead to transformation in preparation for Easter.
During the season of Lent at St Edmund’s, we will have actions to raise funds for the Caritas Lenten appeal: Project Compassion. This includes the Combined Schools’ Walk for Justice.

Friday 8 March - Combined Schools’ Walk for Justice
St Edmund’s College is uniting with the schools on the hill to walk for justice. We are raising awareness about the reality for thousands of women and children around the world. Each day they need to cover many kilometres to fetch water, obtain food, get to school or simply to survive.
Years 7 and 8 students together with their Year 10 or 11 buddy are invited to walk 2 kms in solidarity with women and children around the world. There is an option to carry bottles of water which symbolises one of the items carried by our brothers and sisters across the globe.
Cost is a gold coin donation per person. Students are encouraged also to fundraise for Project Compassion. This will take place during First Break and we ask students to get involved.

15 to 16 March - Edmund Rice Head to Heart Camp - Year 11 Students
Twenty Year 11 Students from St Mary’s and St Edmund’s Colleges are invited to participate in this 24-hour immersive experience. It is a camp to support children who may be at risk or disadvantaged. It is bound to be a lot of fun! Look out for more information. Training for this day will be on Sunday 10 March 9.00am to 3.00pm.

DanDaLion Inclusive Cricket Afternoon - Sunday 24 March
We will be holding a social and inclusive cricket match for students from St Edmund’s and St Mary’s, along with young people connected with the DanDaLion organisation. DanDaLion supports young people with disabilities. This will be an immersive service experience and students are encouraged to get involved. Training for this day will be on Thursday 7 March 3.00pm to 4.30pm.

Have a wonderful week.

Live, Jesus, in our hearts, forever.

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Identity

Learning & Teaching

Learning and Teaching

"Leading with Integrity"

This week I had the privilege of attending three days of Professional Development entitled “Leading with Integrity”. The focus was on developing leadership skills and brought to the attention of those attending, our purpose for leadership in a Catholic school. Why do we do and lead in what we do? The answer is quite simple. As a leader in a Catholic college, St Edmund’s College, the purpose is to promote the mission of the church in the education and formation of our young men.

The College Mission Statement explains our call as “St Edmund’s College educates young men spiritually, academically, socially, physically and creatively in a compassionate Catholic context. Our community empowers young men to engage in critical reflection leading to positive action for our world.”

Our Vision states “St Edmund’s College, an inclusive Catholic community, enriched by Ipswich culture and grounded in the Edmund Rice Tradition educates and inspires young men to live simply and to make a difference.”

I was reminded that in all my work in leading Learning and Teaching, the staff and I are working with your sons to empower or liberate them in order to be hope filled and to make a positive difference as they move beyond the gates to the wider world and become become Strong men, kind men, gentlemen, who can because they see they can.

Best wishes.
Carmel James, Assistant Principal Learning and Teaching

Year 12, 2018 Overall Position 1 to 5

Presentation at Academic Assembly 22 February 2019

Year 12, 2018 - Overall Position (OP) 1 to 5

OP 1

Tasman PEARL
Benjamin SNELL

OP 2
Joshua SMITH

OP 3
Songyang (Phillip) CEN

OP 4
Connor WEBER

OP 5
Lachlan BROWN
Jacob CASH
Lachlan PAYNE
Dylan VIT


Week 5 Screening: READY PLAYER ONE

CINE CLUB offers students with an interest in film-making, the opportunity to revisit iconic films, or perhaps view them for the first time. CINE CLUB also provides a meeting place to discuss films with like-minded people and to find connections between their academic studies and cinematic creations derived from Science, History, Maths and the Social Sciences.

- Registration opens Monday 25 February
- Sign up outside Room H301
- Screened during Second Break each day
- Venue to be announced based on numbers
- No eating or drinking in the venue and no attendance without prior registration
- Free entry for CINE CLUB members
- New members to pay $2.00 upon entry

Ms Scarrott has further details.

Ms Nicola Scarrott, Teacher

Senior School

Middle School


Pastoral News

Year 7 Camp

Week 3

The annual Year 7 Camp was held last week at the Noosa Northshore. This opportunity for our young men is the first of many significant experiences in the ‘Eddies’ Men Can’ Student Formation Program. Resilience, responsibility, reflective thinking and responsive actions, otherwise known as the Eddies Rs are the character traits at the foundation of the ‘Eddies Man’. The aim of the camp is to begin to develop these characteristics as well as provide opportunity for the students to make new friends and to develop relationships with staff and students.

Students engaged in a range of activities including surfing, body-boarding, canoeing, raft-building, mountain-biking, high ropes course, laser tag and hiking.

Thanks to the House Deans and Junior House Leaders as well as Mrs Rice, Ms Rimland and Mr Sutton for guiding our young men over the three days.

Mr Nic Aldridge, Ignatius House Dean

Rice House - Week 4

Brother to Another

Career News

Careers - Week 4

Year 10 Careers Interviews - Employment - Tax File Numbers

Year Ten Careers Interviews

Next week sees the start of the feedback process to Year Ten students from Business Improvement Australia career testing which was completed over the past week. All students will receive a 90 minute feedback session from which a report will be developed. When the College receives the reports, they will be emailed to student and parent email addresses. Please ensure your parent email is current.

The aim of this process is to prove students with clarification of their career goals prior to the Senior Subject Selection Expo and Student and Education Training Plan interviews. If students have clear and realistic career goals, it should be easier to select appropriate subjects and pathways without the need for changes through their senior years.

Career Exploration

Career Checker – a quiz for career explorers

Career Checker is a five minute quiz to find out how well you are doing in the three career planning areas of:

  • knowing yourself
  • getting career ideas
  • deciding and adapting

Once you have completed the quiz, the Career Checker provides you with your results and offers tips for further exploration or next steps regarding:

Know yourself:

My learning

My future plans

My skills

My values

Get Career Ideas:

My motivation

My options research

My job market knowledge

My job hunting

Decide and Adapt:

My support network

My independence

My decision making

My challenges

QUT Match My Skills

The QUT Match My Skills tool is a career assessment tool. It is an interactive tool to assist in course and career research and provides tailored guidance about study options at QUT. It also gives valuable insight into how technology could impact on your future through emerging career trends which could help future proof careers. Visit to give Match My Skills a test drive.

Visited myfuture lately?

For those who don’t know, myfuture is Australian’s career information service. It’s free and you sign-up and enter a user name and password when you first visit the site. You log-in for subsequent visits.

The site contains information on courses, occupations, industries and institutions. The My Career Profile function on the site is a career questionnaire you use to develop your career profile which is then matched with jobs you may be interested in. The Career Bullseyes provide lists of jobs that relate to the study areas you enjoy. The site has over 60 case studies of real people in a range of jobs.

The Career Insight section has over 80 short articles about topics of interest to people wanting to learn more about jobs and related topics. Once you have joined myfuture, you can explore the following articles:


Do you have the tools to successfully transition to work or study?

There is a clear link between getting a Year 12 certificate (or equivalent qualification) and improved social and economic outcomes for young people. The Australian Government recognises the importance of education and training, and encourages young people to complete school, to increase their chances of successfully moving to further education, training or work.

Young people who complete school and get their Year 12 certificate (or equivalent vocational qualification) are more likely to complete further study or training, get a job, have significantly higher wages and be better placed to tackle future challenges.

Tax File Number - when do I need one?

A Tax File Number (TFN) is a unique number issued by the Australian Tax Office (ATO). It is required for:

  • Starting work (including part-time and casual jobs)
  • Lodging a tax return
  • Applying for Commonwealth Government financial assistance such as pensions and other benefits
  • Applying for the Higher Education Loan Program (e.g. HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP) and VET Student Loans when you start your university, TAFE or college study.

The easiest way to get a TFN is to:

  • Complete an online application form from the ATO website
  • Print a summary of your application which includes your application reference number
  • Make an appointment for an interview at a participating Australia Post Office
  • Take the summary of your application and proof of identity to the interview within 30 days of completing your online form

Visit the ATO website for details about this process.

Year 12 students intending to apply for tertiary study in 2020 should apply for their TFN this year to avoid any delays early next year.

Career Spotlight

Air Transport Professionals fly and navigate aircraft, control and direct air traffic to ensure the safe and efficient operation of aircraft in flight and on the ground and instruct students in flying aircraft.

You need a Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience is usually needed to work in this job. Around two in five workers have a university degree. Aeroplane and Helicopter Pilots require a minimum amount of flying experience in addition to a qualification. Registration or licensing is mandatory.


  • preparing and submitting flight plans giving consideration to factors such as weather conditions and aircraft performance
  • flying aircraft in accordance with established air traffic control and aircraft operating procedures
  • providing flight information for flight crews and air traffic services staff
  • controlling aircraft movements, and directing aircraft taxiing, take-offs and landings by radio
  • providing pre-flight briefings and aeronautical information services
  • completing cockpit preparations and external inspections to determine that aircraft are acceptable for flight
  • monitoring aircraft performance and reporting on mechanical condition
  • giving in-flight instruction, supervising solo flights, accompanying students on training flights and demonstrating techniques for controlling aircraft

Job Titles

  • Aeroplane Pilot
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Flying Instructor
  • Helicopter Pilot
  • Other Air Transport Professionals

Mr Mark Currie, Careers Guidance Officer/Careers Adviser


Music and Cultural

Music News

SEC Foundation Dinner Performance - Saturday 2 March 2019

We have finished Week 4 and the Performing Arts Department is in full flight. Thank you to students in the College Jazz Band and Senior Contemporary Ensemble for their hard work and efforts at last Sunday’s Band Rehearsal Day. The College Choir and the Combined Colleges’ Choir will rehearse this Sunday (24/2). The College Choir will rehearse from 10:30 to 12:30pm and the Combined Colleges’ Choir will rehearse from 1:30 to 3:30pm. It is imperative all students involved in these ensembles attend these rehearsals as they are a great chance to build repertoire for upcoming events. Thank you to Ms Frances O’Sullivan and Mr Jesse Gold for their assistance and participation during these rehearsals.

Foundation Dinner Performance - Saturday 2 March

Our first performance event for this year is the Foundation Dinner to be held in the College Hall on Saturday 2 March. The College Jazz Band, Senior Contemporary Band and College Choir will be performing at this event. Students will be receiving an information note early next week. They will be required at the College Hall in their full school uniform at 6:15pm and can be collected at 7:30pm.

Last Friday’s school assembly was a great chance to introduce our new vocal tutor Ms Claire Walters to the College. Ms Walters gave an amazing demonstration of her vocal ability by performing the song ‘Be the One’ by Dua Lipa. Ms Walters brings many years of professional experience with her, with a specialisation of modern repertoire. Any student that would like to learn how to sing will need to see Mr Kirkwood in his office (K205) to obtain a note for parents/caregivers to sign and return.

Instrumental Program

Most lessons have commenced for the year with the remaining to commence next week. Students will need to check their lesson times outside of K205. A number of students have also been emailed a timetable. I will be putting timetables on EDE next week. It is the responsibility of any student in the program to check their lesson time on a weekly basis. Failure to attend your lesson could lead to removal from the instrumental program.

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music


Sports News - Week 4

Sport Summary


This week our Inter-House Swimming Carnival was held at Bundamba Pool. Hopefully this event has sparked some interest for students to begin training with the AIC Swim Squad. The Championships are now fast approaching as we begin to look at selections for this major AIC event. It is not too late to begin training sessions and attend Invitational Carnivals to push for selection, especially students in the older age groups where numbers are down.

Congratulations to the following students who picked up awards for Swimmer of the Meet at our Invitational Carnivals so far:
St Peter’s Lutheran College Carnival – Jay Combs
Centenary Carnival – Ryan Verrenkamp
Currently training numbers are around the mid 30s mark at the Monday morning sessions. We would like to see this increase to 50 or 60 swimmers over the next few Mondays.

AIC Australian Rules Football

After a tough initiation to AIC Australian Rules against Villanova our teams fought back against St Laurence’s College last weekend. Special mention to our Years 8/9 side who came away with a 30-all draw and our Year 7s who continue to be very competitive and improve every week. This week our two older sides head to Sandgate on Friday night to take on St Patrick’s College while our Year 7 team returns to St Laurence’s College Playing Fields, Runcorn, on Saturday morning playing St Patrick’s.

AIC Cricket

Persist and the rewards will come! This message certainly became true for our 9A side on Saturday, winning their first AIC fixture for the College since commencing in Year 7. Well done to the players who have persevered for so long, all the while looking to improve their skills. The 8As were also unlucky not to take a win falling just 8 runs short of the SLC total while our First XI gave St Laurence’s a real fright having them 8 down when they passed our total. Well done to our 10Bs who also had a good win. Hopefully we can take this momentum into this Saturday against St Patrick’s College.

AIC Volleyball

Congratulations to our Firsts Volleyball side who are on the board now for 2019 with their first win over St Laurence's College last weekend. Our 11As, 9As, 8Bs and 7Cs also had good wins. It would be great to see more support for our Firsts Volleyball side for our next home game.

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

2019 Inter-House Swim Carnival Results

20 February 2019

Year Level Champions

Year 7
1 Angus Richardson (A) 48pts
2 Aksel Klok (C) 29pts
3 Julian Cruice (E) 21pts

Year 8
1 Jack Chandler (C) 44pts
2 Jack Winks (A) 41pts
3 Jay Combs (I) 24pts

Year 9
1 Stewart England (F) 36pts
2 Luke McFarlane (T) 30pts
3 Tyler Cuthbert – Hough (M) 26pts

Year 10
1 Ryan Verrenkamp (A) 44pts
2 Corey Taylor (C) 40pts
3 Mitchell Vesper (M) 30pts

Year 11
1 Jack Edwards (T) 44pts
2 Thomas Chandler (C) 38pts
3 William Cruice (E) 37pts

Year 12
1 Benjamin Thomas (M) 44pts
2 Joshua Doyle (E) 40pts
3 Oakley Reeve (R) 36pts

Congratulations to Jack Winks (Year 8) who broke the 50m Backstroke record in 37.68 sec.

CYMS -St Edmunds Trophy 100m - 1 Jack Edwards (T) 1.01.05

Combined Aggregate Points

1 Elliott 779
2 Morgan 775
3 Ambrose 654
4 Callan 628
5 Treacy 570
6 Ignatius 484
7 Rice 472
8 Finn 457

AIC Invitational Swim Meet Results

Friday 15 February 2019

Minus the Year 7s who had been on camp, twenty-three students attended the time trials at Centenary Pool on Friday 15 February. It was great to see many new faces posting times in all four strokes. All participants achieved strong results and did so with true “Eddies Men Can” spirit.

A change of venue and time for this week’s meet will see us travel to Chandler on Thursday 21 February. We will continue to focus on times and a strong turnout from the students.

Ryan Verrenkamp was our Swimmer of the Meet who earned himself a $10 tuckshop voucher. He displayed leadership through competing without hesitation in every time trial on the evening.

Ms Natalie Henness, SEC Swimming Coordinator

AIC Australian Rules Results - 15/16 February 2019

Round 2 Vs St Laurence's College

Open – Loss 0.0(0) to 10.20(80). An experienced SLC team took control in the early stages and never looked challenged. Clearly another learning step for our players who were led well by Acting Captain, William Cruice. Claydes Doyle persevered despite a significant height difference to his opponent.
Years 8/9 – Draw 4.6(30) to 4.6(30). A significantly improved effort from the players in Blue and White saw the team achieve a 30-all draw with SLC. We showed better pressure at the contest, a willingness to tackle, to contest the ball and look further up the field for options. Well-structured linking play on the far side of the field and some tough, determined play through the middle worked to our advantage. Zane Kaatz had a good game across the half-back line, linking with Daniel Mavunda and Regan Payne in support, while Ryan Casha was strong in the ruck and on the half-forward line. Samuel Caprioli kicked two very difficult goals, with Harry Edwards kicking two majors and a behind after the siren to tie the game.
Year 7 – Loss 2.4(16) to 6.6(42). A slow start left us behind the eight ball; however the SEC players challenged and turned the match into a close, tight contest, where the final scoreline did not reflect the competitive nature of the match. Julian Cruice was electric, notching up countless touches and having a huge influence in the midfield. Hayden Taylor was outstanding in the backline as was Brodie Bettiens who produced numerous bone-rattling tackles. Jett Preston and Hamish Wells showed excellent composure to kick a goal each.

AIC Volleyball Results - 16 February 2019

Round 2 Vs St Laurence's College

Firsts – Win 3-0. A number of harsh defeats to SLC in previous years meant this match loomed as a tough encounter; however our goals were simple: start strong, communicate and improve every ball. By following these goals we were able to deliver a stellar performance from the first whistle. Our outside hitting was the strongest attack we have delivered; our passing was near perfect and errors were kept to the bare minimum. The team dominated and played hard on every point. Blair Goatham delivered an incredible birthday performance, Ben Thomas was unstoppable on offence and Jordan Hudspith proved versatile in his utility role.
Seconds – Loss 2-1. A slow start allowed the first set to evaporate quickly. After regrouping, a different team took the court in the second, playing competitive volleyball to take the set. Luke Thorne produced good service runs; Lachlan Stacey and Nick Petryszyn made critical plays at the net with Sam Kross covering well in the back court. SLC jumped to a quick start in the third set and the team was unable to recover.
Thirds – Loss 0 – 2. An improved and determined performance where the players fought hard although could not advance when points counted. Ethan Appleby was strong at the net and Jack Field injected the team with enthusiasm.
11A – Win 2-0. A dominant display of intelligent volleyball. We controlled the game from the outset with challenging attacking and smart defence. St Laurence’s used their floor defence to keep in the game; however we found a way to counteract these defensive tactics. Timothy Foy applied our strategies to assist the team victory while Thomas Albury was present across all areas of the backcourt.
10A – Loss 0-2. The first set started poorly with a seven point deficit. The team regained the score and were even at 25-all although went on to lose the set. A better start to the second set, although a lapse mid-set saw the opposition take the match. The team is playing better each match and training hard for their first win, which is not far away.
10B – Loss 0-2. A slow, shaky start allowed the team to trail behind a strong SLC outfit. Through teamwork the players managed to compete strongly in the second set and narrow the scoreline. Although a tough loss, there were moments of great play during the game and we will continue to build on this at training. Sebastian Perez-Young and Jai Saggus had fantastic games.
9A – Win 3-0. The team was down 7-2 after a slow start when composure and disciplined serving allowed the players to work back into the game and steal the set. From there they powered on and easily accounted for SLC. Great blocking by Saxon Curr and good middle hitting by Jacob Wright were highlights.
9B – Loss 0-3. A tough loss in three closely contested sets. The group played an excellent team game; however unforced errors in the final stages of each set saw the team trail when it mattered.
9C – Loss 0-2. Lack of communication and confidence affected the SEC players. A promising final set saw the team fight back to six points finishing 15-9.
8A – Loss 0-3. Our serving has improved and our determination was commendable after a disruption in the second set. We showed glimpses of excellent volleyball, despite dealing with two injuries. Harry Noonan was admirable in play.
8B – Win 2-1. A win in the deciding set. We started the game strongly; however the team was let down through lack of foot movement and not calling the ball. Good serving in the third set by Flynn Helland and Toby Wilkinson.
8C – Loss 1-2. A devastating finish to the game with SEC losing 14-16 in the final set. Team work, communication, serving and technical aspects have all improved immensely. A tough loss, although we can build on this and present a stronger team effort for Round 3.
7A – Loss 0-3. A lack-lustre performance against a well-drilled SLC outfit. The team found it hard to find their groove with too many errors and lack of communication. A determined team effort is needed for Round 3.
7B – Loss 1-2. A good comeback in the second set allowed the teams to draw level, although we lost our way in the third set. Lucas Baker and Ryan White were our best players, providing periods of skilful volleyball.
7C – Win 2-1. A slow start resulted in point-for-point play; however the team quickly found a pattern of play and made quick work of SLC. Excellent serving with few errors credited us with a win.

AIC Cricket Results - 16 February 2019

Round 2 Vs St Laurence's College

Firsts – Loss 10/ 93 to 8/94. Windy conditions and a moving deck prevailed after winning the toss and electing to bat. A shaky start was followed by the two Schmidt brothers combining for a 53-run partnership. Oliver Schmidt ground out 62 runs to top-score with the bat. After bowling for 45 minutes, defending a modest total before the lunch break, the lads were off to a good start having St Laurence’s 1/25 with Blayde Klass taking the first wicket. On the last over before the break, Patrick Schmidt managed to produce a late out-swinger that caught the edge of the bat, flying to brother Oliver at wicket keeper, who produced a brilliant one-hander leaving the opposition 2/25. After the SLC middle order reached 4/70, all seemed lost. However, the determined attitude of the players allowed SEC to take the next four wickets for less than 20 runs with the SLC outfit achieving a two-wicket victory. Patrick Schmidt 5/23 off 10 led the attack supported by outstanding bowling from Patrick Towne 2/12 off 10 and Dylan McAteer. Samuel Callaghan was fantastic in his debut performance in the field. The team can hold their heads high after a brilliant team effort in brave defence of this small total which should instill a level of confidence leading into the next round against St Patrick’s College.
10B – Win 3/68 to SLC 10/67. Well done to the team who played a very good game of cricket, keeping pressure on the opposition for the whole game. Every bowler managed to take a wicket, but a special mention goes to Nathan Cox taking 5 for 12. Ryan Verrenkamp played a patient innings with the bat which allowed Jake Kerkin to play his shots and bring up his 50.
9A – Win 5/95 to 94. The team was keen to give a good performance to kick-start their season after a disappointing Round 1 against Villanova. While winning the toss and electing to bowl, Connor Sampson provided the team with the perfect start, taking a wicket with the first ball of the innings. This was the beginning of a great bowling performance led by Connor (4-23 off 7 overs) and supported by Andrew Bremner (2-12 off 5 overs) and Harry Sammut (2-24 of 7 overs). Chasing 94 to win, a shaky pursuit began; losing a couple of early wickets. Angus Chisholm (41) and Harry Sammut (26 not out) added 59 for the third wicket to steady the ship and the players were able to pass the target, losing just four wickets. A well-deserved victory.
8A – Loss 81 to 7/88. An improved performance against St Laurence’s with tight bowling keeping SLC to 7/88 off the 30 overs. Lachlan Allwood was the best of the bowlers. The team was off to a steady start at 0/40 at one stage, thanks to Ethan Windolf, Ryan Pickering and Matthew Wade. Time became an issue, losing key moments towards the finale, thus costing us the game by falling 8 runs short. We will learn from this and push ahead next Saturday.
8B – Loss 73 to 1/74. The 8Bs performed well in their away march against St Laurence’s. We posted 74 off 23 overs with stand-out batting performance from Reuben Acutt, who patiently scored 29 off 20 overs. Our goal remains to bat the entire 30 overs, so that effort was an improvement from the previous week. SLC passed our total in 21 overs and went on to score 140 off 30 overs. Our bowling performance was enthusiastic but riddled with a number of extras (wides especially – 25) that will be addressed in the coming weeks. Overall, well done to the 8Bs.
7A – Loss 93 to 7/94. The 7A team put on their best batting display after winning the toss and electing to bat, reaching 7 for 91 from their 30 overs. Four batsmen contributed with double-figures: Ryder Rundell 15, Thomas Kissane 14, Kyran Buckley 29 and Lachlan Wendt 10. The ball in hand, SEC got off to a perfect start with a first-ball run-out (a diamond duck). However, the SLC top order showed their class to pass our total in the fifteenth over. Whilst Kyran Buckley 0/18 (4 overs) and Lucas O’Connell 0/12 (3 overs) bowled tightly; it was Angus Richardson who snared two wickets. St Laurence’s score was assisted by 25 sundries; an area of our game that needs improvement.
7B – Loss 23 to 8/220. SEC lacked an energetic start with SLC at 3/107 at first drinks. After drinks the energy levels were raised with three quick wickets taken by Charlie Howell. This effort did not curb a mounting score from the opposition.

AIC Australian Rules Fixtures - 22/23 February 2019

Round 3 Vs St Patrick's College









Sandgate Hawks FC, Field 1, 120 Lemke Rd Taigum




Sandgate Hawks FC, Field 2, 120 Lemke Rd Taigum

Bus for Years 8-12 Australian Rules players leaves the College at 2:30pm and returns at approximately 7:30pm






Year 7



St Laurence's College Fields, Nathan Road, Runcorn

Bus for Year 7 Australian Rules players leaves the College at 7:30am and returns at 11.00am .

AIC Volleyball Fixtures - 23 February 2019

Round 3 Vs St Patrick's College




St Patrick’s College Courts, Callan Centre, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (enter via Yundah St or Pier Ave)




St Patrick’s College Courts, Christian Brothers, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (enter via Yundah St or Pier Ave)




St Patrick’s College Courts, Christian Brothers, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (enter via Yundah St or Pier Ave)




St Patrick’s College Courts, Christian Brothers, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (enter via Yundah St or Pier Ave)




St Patrick’s College Courts, Callan Centre, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (enter via Yundah St or Pier Ave)




St Patrick’s College Courts, Callan Centre, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (enter via Yundah St or Pier Ave)




St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 1, Woodend




St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 1, Woodend




St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 2, Woodend




St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 1, Woodend




St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 1, Woodend




St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 1, Woodend




St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 2, Woodend




St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 2, Woodend




St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 2, Woodend

Bus for 10B, 10A, 11A, 3rds, 2nds and 1sts departs SEC at 7:00am and returns at 3.00pm approximately.

AIC Cricket Fixtures - 23 February 2019

Round 3 Vs St Patrick's College




SPC Playing fields, Curlew Oval 1, Curlew Park, Curlew St, Shorncliffe





SPC Playing fields, Curlew Oval 3, Curlew Park, Curlew St, Shorncliffe





St Edmund’s College, Mulkerin Oval, Woodend





St Edmund’s College, Mulkerin Oval, Woodend





Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field No 1, Church Street, Tivoli





Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field No 2, Church Street, Tivoli





Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field No 2, Church Street, Tivoli



Tuckshop Roster - Week 5

Commencing 25 February 2019

Mon 25 Feb: T Williams, K Schuh
Tue 26 Feb: N Callaghan, C Allan
Wed 27 Feb: J Roberts, S Atuatika
Thu 28 Feb: M Low, S Reeve
Fri 1 Mar: V Albury, A Costello, F Sippel

School News

Eddies Dance - Years 7 to 12 Students - Invited Schools Only

Friday 8 March 2019

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