Ms Frances O’Sullivan Nominated for 2019 EREA Charter Leadership Award
Dear Families and Friends of St Edmund’s College
Congratulations to Ms Frances O’Sullivan who was among a prestigious list of nominees from across Australia for the 2019 EREA Charter Leadership Award. I refer you to a letter from Mr Wayne Tinsey, EREA Executive Director, acknowledging Ms O’Sullivan’s nomination.
It is with much pleasure that I write to inform you that members of the St Edmund’s College community have nominated you for an Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) Charter Leadership Award for 2019. I offer you my warmest congratulations on this nomination.
Through the annual presentation of these awards, EREA seeks to recognise the outstanding contribution of men and women in the service of their school communities in support of the vision and mission of EREA. By directly linking these awards to the Charter, we celebrate the many diverse ways that the four Touchstones are brought to life as a powerful expression of the charism of Edmund Rice alive today. In addition, the awards recognise the significant leadership role of men and women in our schools and the impact that their leadership has on the lives of others.
St Edmund’s College has nominated you in the category of Liberating Education in recognition of your many years of dedicated service and commitment to the education of young people in your school community.
In the coming weeks, the recipients of this year’s awards will be determined and the winners notified. Regardless of whether you are the person chosen for the award, you can feel justifiably proud of your achievements and this nomination.
On behalf of all the members of the EREA community, congratulations and thank you for all that you do in the name of Edmund Rice education.
With my best wishes
Wayne Tinsey, Executive Director
Staff Middle Leadership Appointments 2020
Please join me in congratulating the following staff who have been appointed to Middle Leadership positions in 2020:
Ms Carmel Seng - Director of Inclusive Education
Ms Natalie Henness - Acting Director of Senior School
Ms Vanessa Bell - Director of Students
Ms Nicole Parslow - Acting Head of Department: Mathematics
Ms Tara Newlands - Acting Head of Department: English
Mr Nathan Manttan - Acting Pastoral Dean: Rice House
Skool2Skoolies Raises Over $32,000.00
Congratulations to the 2019 Skool2Skoolies team for raising over $32,000.00 this year to support three worthy charitable causes. The funds raised will go toward St Mary’s Parish St Vincent de Paul ($14,000.00), Ipswich Hospice ($14,000.00) and Edmund Rice Education Australia Beyond Borders ($4000).
Through the Skool2Skoolies initiative St Edmund’s College has been able to provide much needed financial support to two local community organisations as well as contribute to the great work that EREA does to help poor communities overseas.
Thank you to Mr Michael Podolak for his overall coordination and to the Year 12 students and staff who completed the gruelling 115km ride from Ipswich to the Gold Coast in 42-degree heat last Friday. A champion effort by all.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Eddies supporting the Stanthorpe Christmas Water Warriors’ Appeal
With the Australian Catholic Bishops asking that we dedicate the month of November to pray for rain to ease the hardship of our drought stricken farmers and outback communities, Eddies has decided to get behind an initiative by River 94.9. Over the next few weeks you may hear the voices of two of our four elected Captains of 2020, Max Banditt and Tom Parker, on the radio giving their support to the River 94.9 Christmas Water Warrior initiative. This project will help the community of Stanthorpe who are facing the real prospect of their water supply running out. Eddies has pledged to provide funding assistance for 2000 litres of water to be trucked to Stanthorpe to support the Water Warrior appeal. Please get behind this worthy initiative.
We continue to pray for rain for our farmers and communities impacted by the crippling drought.
Dear God, we ask that you bring much needed rain to these communities at this time of great need.
Live Jesus in our hearts - Forever
Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal