Newsletter - 23 August 2019

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

Congratulations Junior Academic Awardees

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends

Striving for academic excellence is a key attribute that we endeavour to nurture in our young Eddies’ men. Today at our Junior Academic Awards Assembly we celebrated the achievements of our Middle Years’ learners who were acknowledged with Honours, Merit and Improvement awards. Well done to all the students who received these awards. Your hard work and dedication is a credit to you, your family and your teachers.



It was also great to welcome former graduating student of 2014, Aidan Lunney, to address the assembly and tell his story. Aidan recalled his days as an Eddies student with fondness, citing leadership opportunities and representing the College in various sporting teams as the highlights of his time here. Since leaving Aidan studied Physiotherapy at ACU and graduated in 2018 receiving two Executive Dean Commendations for Academic Excellence. He works now at Physioactive in Ipswich as a Physiotherapist. Aidan continues to be connected with the College providing physiotherapy for our Years 9, 10 and First XIII Rugby League teams this year. He spoke about the opportunities he received and the life lessons he gained at Eddies that helped him to realise his dream to become a physiotherapist. Through hard work, perseverance and prioritising study above other commitments, Aidan was able to turn that dream into a reality. His story was an inspiration to the young Eddies’ men today.

Curriculum Changes 2020

I write to inform you of curriculum changes that will come into effect in 2020. We believe the changes will create new and exciting opportunities for our young Eddies’ men to enhance their learning experience and be more fully engaged in their educational journey. Our aim is to uphold our Touchstones to offer a truly Liberating Education guided by a Gospel Spiritualty to create an Inclusive Community where Justice and Solidarity are lived and experienced.

Earlier this year a Timetable Committee was formed to review our current curriculum and timetable structures in light of changes to the Senior Curriculum and the introduction of Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). The committee then looked at ‘best practice’ models in the Middle School years that have contributed to improved learning and teaching outcomes. The subsequent findings from this review process have led to the decision to implement the following curriculum changes which will come into effect in 2020:

YEAR 7 will now be a stand-alone introductory year to high school with an emphasis on welcome and belonging.
Unique features include:
- English, Social Science, Mathematics and Science taught 8 lessons each per cycle (fortnight)
- Religious Education, Healthy Living taught 6 lessons each per cycle
- The same teacher for English and Social Science for an integrated unit
- 8 rotations over 4 Terms to sample specialist subjects across other curriculum areas
- Introduction of a Focus Class for sport, cultural and extra-curricular involvement

YEARS 8 and 9 will have an emphasis on students making choices and taking ownership for their learning. Special features include:
- Students in Years 8 and 9 will choose 2 Elective Subjects per semester (8 in total over 2 years)
- English, Mathematics and Healthy Living will be taught over 8 lessons each per cycle
- The same teacher for English and Social Science for an integrated unit in Year 8
- Social Science and Science will alternate between 8 and 6 lessons each per cycle between year levels
- Continuation of a Focus Class for sport, cultural and extra-curricular involvement

YEAR 10 will be a transition year in preparation for senior studies. It will be defined by:
- A maximum of 6 subjects per semester
- The introduction of transition subjects including 3 per semester as preparatory courses for senior studies
- English, Mathematics and Transition Subjects will be taught over 9 lessons each per cycle and Religious Education taught over 6 lessons per cycle
- The introduction of The Rite Journey program taught over 3 lessons per cycle as part of the Rite of Passage ritual for all Year 10 students
- 2 lessons of Sport per cycle

YEARS 11 and 12 will have an emphasis on unity and leadership. This will feature:
- One timetable structure for all three pathways from Monday to Friday
- The Employment Pathway changed to a Trade Pathway which will include 1 work placement per week and a periodical block placement up to 4 per year
- One-day Work Placement or TAFE Day for Variable Pathway students to occur on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
- All subjects afforded 9 lessons each per cycle
- 2 lessons per week assigned as a Senior Studies Support lesson

In addition to these changes the Eddies’ Men Can (EMC) student formation program will be delivered across every year level for one lesson per cycle. A whole College Assembly will be scheduled weekly as well as periodical House and Year Assemblies.

Over the coming weeks we will be discussing these changes with your son. Please be advised that given the specific changes to the Employment Pathway we will be holding an Employment Pathway Information Night on Monday 2 September for parents of students in Year 10 (5.30pm) and Year 11 (6.30pm) in Ambrose Place. A separate letter was emailed to all parents and caregivers of Years 10 and 11 students with further information.

We value the strong partnership we have with our families in delivering a dynamic educational experience for your son.

Brisbane Sings and the Performing Arts

Last Sunday our brilliant St Edmund’s College Choir performed in Brisbane Sings at QPAC to a packed audience. Along with other choral groups from schools, community groups and universities to perform on the night, the Eddies Choir was among a cast of over 500 singers who dazzled the crowd with renditions of familiar songs accompanied by a professional orchestra. It was a showcase of prodigious talent and an experience of a lifetime for our lads.

Thank you to Fran O’Sullivan who has been inspirational in directing the Choir and giving the young Eddies’ men these wonderful opportunities.

Last Wednesday evening was the final Performing Arts concert for our senior students. It was another outstanding evening with incredible musical, theatrical and choral talent on display from St Edmund’s College and St Mary’s College. Thank you to Tim Kirkwood for his overall organisation and for the leadership he brings to promote the Performing Arts. Thank you too to Fran O’Sullivan, Jesse Gold and Hannah Douglas who have each given of their time and effort to provide these wonderful opportunities for the students to perform.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK


Prayers

We keep in our prayers and thoughts Trish Kinnane and her family on the passing of Trish’s mother earlier this week.


Live Jesus in Our Hearts - Forever

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal

The Deputy

Identity

Identity News

Year 9 Social Justice Retreat

This week our Year 9 students took time out to reflect. As part of the Eddies’ Men Can Student Formation Program, Year 9 students are challenged to be ‘Outwardly Focused’. Unique to this retreat experience, our young men were given the opportunity to select and engage in one of four social justice issues: Homelessness, Refugees and People seeking Asylum, Climate Crisis and Mental Health. Spread across four venues, the cohort was challenged to gain an understanding of the relevant issue and develop an action plan that might bring about positive change.

Student Reflections from the Social Justice Retreats

The retreat I participated in at Kholo Botanical Gardens explored the issue of homelessness. At the Botanical Gardens, we were taught about homelessness. We were informed that being homeless doesn’t always mean living on the streets, it can also mean people are couch-surfing and living in a tent. Roby Curtis from Blind Eye Ministries came and spoke to us about his work for the homeless and all the support he gives. Roby was engaging and inspiring, helping us to “connect with the disconnected”.
- Stewart England

The issue outlined on our retreat was refugees and people seeking asylum. We spent time trying to understand their plight. We explored why they are trying to escape their own country and how they settle in their new country, if accepted at all. I learned that people seeking asylum suffer all the time, even when waiting for the UNHCR or IOM to accept them for an interview. Something that surprised me was listening to students from St James’ College share their stories as refugees. This was a glimpse into the life of someone who has had to flee their country and it surprised me how different their stories were.
- Jack Winrow

The Climate Crisis retreat at the Paws and Brooks nature sanctuary was a game changer. Not only did we learn about ecosystems and how important they are to Australian life, but also how we as Christians can help preserve them. In this unique experience we got involved, being given the opportunity to put our teachings into action. Planting over 100 trees, we helped reverse the negative effects of past land owners, allowing future Australians to live and learn in the same spectacular environments we do today.
- Ethyn Vit

The issue outlined on my retreat was the struggle with mental health. During the retreat, I learnt how to support someone who is experiencing mental health issues. I also learnt about the causes of mental health (issues) and how mental health (illness) can lead to different issues like drug addiction etc. I was quite surprised by the number of people who suffer from mental health (issues) during their lifetime, which totals to 54% of people. Overall the retreat was excellent, and I learned quite a lot about mental illnesses.
- Liam Wallis

A Prayer of Solidarity from Year 9 Students

God of all Creation
You have given us the beautiful land we call Australia.
Rich in ancient culture and tradition,
Offering safety and opportunity.

Teach us to see those who are at our gates,
To act justly so all may come to the table and
To weep for those who perish before they are invited.

Where people are displaced from their own lands,
Especially those who seek refuge on our shores,
May we welcome them to share in the life gifted to us.

May we acknowledge the wrongs of the past,
Recognise the richness of our First Peoples’ culture
And empower all Indigenous People
to determine their own future.

Give us clear eyes to see the whole world
So that we may never take for granted the gifts you have given
Give us open hearts to reach out from our comfort
To walk in new solidarity with our neighbours.
Amen.

Community Conversation Evening for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families - 28 August

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their families are invited to a Community Conversation Evening to discuss implementing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at St Edmund’s College. This will take place on Wednesday 28 August at 6.00pm in Room Lynch 202.

In accordance with 2018-2020 Strategic Directions and Priorities and 2019 Growth Goals, St Edmund’s College is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People towards Reconciliation and Justice. Through collaboration with the College Leadership Team, a group of staff and students have formed a working committee to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for St Edmund’s College.

A collaborative approach to developing our RAP will ensure it contains multiple perspectives and represents the diversity in our community. The Community Conversation Evening will provide an opportunity for our families to share their insights and wisdom. The RAP working group will also present their reflections and goals for the project. Michael Nayler, Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation (QATSIF) Secretariat Director, will be present at the evening to provide updates and information.

The Community Conversation Evening will be held on Wednesday 28 August and tea, coffee and nibbles will be provided. Please RSVP to Mrs Marysia Rice: mrice@sec.qld.edu if you would like to attend. We look forward to working together with you as we develop our Reconciliation Action Plan.

Winter Appeal Continues!

We are collecting items in support of Blind Eye Ministries and Rosies. We will be collecting these items until the end of term. Please ask your son to bring these items to his Homeroom or to the Identity/Learning and Teaching Reception.
• Tea, Coffee, Milo
• Noodles-in-a-Cup (not a packet)
• Biscuits
• Personal care items
- Soap
- Deodorant
- Sanitary products
- Shaving products

Live Jesus in Our Hearts - Forever

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Identity

SEC Defence Week - August 27 to August 31

ADF Events First / Second Breaks

Tuesday 27 August

First Break: Bushmaster Vehicle stationed near Tuckshop

Second Break: Presentation on Overseas Deployment by Private Dunning - Room C306

Wednesday 28

First and Second Breaks: Amberley Fire Section stationed near Tuckshop

Second Break: Air Traffic Control Presentation, Room C306

Thursday 29

First and Second Breaks: Remembrance Day Banner Design Workshops, Room C306

Friday 30 August

First Break: Presentation by Sgt Baldry, 6 Squadron Amberley on Life in the Airforce, Room C306

Ms Kylie Biddle, SEC Schools Transition Mentor - kbiddle@sec.qld.edu.au

Learning & Teaching

Learning and Teaching

Year 10 Transition and Year 11 Employment Pathway

Following on from the letter parents received this week from the Principal, there will be a Parent Information Evening on Monday 2 September in Ambrose Place at the College. The evening will be run according to the following format:

Year 10 Parents - 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Year 11 Parents - 6.30pm to 7.30pm

We look forward to seeing you at this information evening.

Year 12 Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test

Year 12 OP students and those students sitting the QCS test are completing final revision and preparation. The students have undertaken practice papers, met with their markers in workshops and revised key strategies for each sub test. We continue to pray for these students as they enter the final week before sitting the QCS Test on Tuesday 3 September and Wednesday 4 September.

Best wishes.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Learning and Teaching

Middle School News

This Friday’s College Assembly will celebrate the academic achievements of students in the Middle School. As a community, we are proud of the hard work and dedication these young men have demonstrated over the past semester. I am always amazed by the number of them I see at the Library after school, attending tutorials or seeking extra help from their teachers. To me, this demonstrates the qualities of self-directed learners, that is, boys who take responsibility for their own learning and seek different ways to improve their results.

These great results also demonstrate the hard work that our professional and dedicated teachers do every day. We are extremely lucky at St Edmund’s to have a wonderful group of teachers who extend themselves far beyond normal school hours. Thank you and well done.

Subject Selection - Year 8 and 9

Years 8 and 9 subject selection evening on Wednesday in Week 8, 4 September. Each student will be provided a booklet with summaries of the different subject offerings for the upcoming year. Parents ask me regularly what subjects are best for their sons. My response is simple: the boys should choose subjects they enjoy, but also make sure to try something different. They never know what hidden talents they may have.

Finally, a message was sent home to Year 9 parents regarding the selection of Mathematics subjects for 2020. In Year 10, Mathematics classes are being streamed depending on Semester 2 results this year and teacher recommendations. This is done to ensure that students are placed in classes that match their ability and future pathway ambitions. I strongly encourage all boys to work to the best of their ability to ensure their options are not limited.

God bless.

Mr Luis Marin, Director of Middle School

Academic Awards Assembly - Years 7 to 9

Congratulations to Award Winners - Semester 1, 2019

YEAR 7

HONOURS

Godwin Augustin
Rhys Cash
Callum Vesper
Harry Winrow

MERIT

Lachlan Ash
Zanden Baartz
Lucas Baker
Jesse Britton
Robert Brown
Daniel Curtis
Connor Doherty
Jason Foley
Cooper Handy
Jack Hannan
Jacob MacDonald
Harry McCarney
Daniel Nugent
Lucas O’Connell
Riley Panzram
Lochlan Ruhl
Ziggy Sargeant
Samuel Smit
William Stewart

YEAR 8

HONOURS

Fletcher Brown
Patrick Hunter
Ethan Isaacs
Ben Naish
Don Palatty Davis
Rex Quince
Jack Thomas
Corbin Walker

MERIT

Angus Brosnan
Nicholas Brown
Owen Cass
Lochlan Davis
Jye Edmonds
Tafito Falaniko Ah-Ki
Lochlan Nguyen
Ashton Olsen
Finlay Rose
Ronald Tom
Jack Treagle
Thomas Warren
Jeremy Webb
Ethan Windolf
Luca Zieschank

IMPROVEMENT

Henry Cowie
Makonda Kanku
Ariel Kanofski
Bailin Minett
Finn O’Connor
Xavier Wighton

DUAL AWARDS – YEAR 8
IMPROVEMENT AND MERIT

Toby Everding
Damian Jendra

IMPROVEMENT AND HONOURS

Siluna Nanayakkara

YEAR 9

HONOURS

Christopher Baker
Stewart England
Liam Gannaway
Oscar Garcia Boyd
Indigo Greenhill-Watts
Kade Grieve
Adam Hammant
Ben Ivanovic
Connor Sampson
Liam Wallis

MERIT

Brathan Armstrong
Noah Bertram
Ryan Casha
Hamish Henderson
Matthew Janssen
Cody Knight
Benjamin McCarroll
Nathan May
Ethyn Vit
Harrison Walker
Rohan Weier
Jack Winrow

IMPROVEMENT

Andrew Bremner
Samuel Caprioli
Luke Colburn
Ryan Comino
Bailey Dewson
Tyson Fuatimau
Jonathan Herron
Marcus Hird
Caleb Horton
Zane Kaatz
Blake King
Aidan Klawikowski
Benjamin Langdale-Hunt
McCartney Martyn
Tiernan McBurnie
Ty Mitchell
Dominick Morgan
Regan Payne
Tarek Smit
Will Smith
Mitchell Thomas
Jackson Turner
Carter Vandermaat
Sebastian Wallace-Bennett
Joshua Wiedman

DUAL AWARDS – YEAR 9
IMPROVEMENT AND MERIT

Zachary Ball
Tyler Cuthbert-Hough
Logan Davies
Fletcher Rahn
Ethan Sadler

IMPROVEMENT AND HONOURS

Samuel Jesse
Jack Stewart

Library News

Science Week


Destination Moon: More Missions, More Science was the school theme for the 2019 National Science Week. The Library celebrated the week with a variety of activities.
Students played in a Kahoot on the Moon and the Lunar Landing that was closely contested. We also had the Periodic Table of cupcakes which was a huge success.



Students also had the opportunity to play and code the Ozobots.

Anime Workshop

On Monday afternoon Ty Hanson, creator of the Anime series, Millennium Exile, completely enthralled twenty students for two hours with his Introduction to Anime Workshop. Ty took students on a journey through the history and evolution of Anime and the processes required to produce an Anime series. Students then set to work drawing their own Anime and Manga characters. Some outstanding work was produced by the students.




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

Senior School

Middle School

Assistant Principal Students

Career News

Career News - Week 6

Want an Apprenticeship in 2020? Begin your search now!

Year 12s, don’t wait until you finish school in November to start looking for an apprenticeship. Start now as many employers begin to recruit for 2020 from this time of the year. The first thing you need to do is decide on the type of apprenticeship you want. The Queensland Training Information Service website has a list of apprenticeships currently available in Queensland.

Click on the apprenticeships you are interested in for more information about the job. You can also talk to people already in the job and/or do work experience to help you with your decision. The following websites have useful steps to gaining an apprenticeship:

Defence News

Australian Defence Force (ADF) Gap Year

Applications for the 2020 ADF Gap Year are still open for several roles. These positions are demand-driven and may fill up soon. You can register to receive Gap Year updates and lodge your application for positions of your choice on the ADF Gap Year website.

Upcoming Australian Defence Force (ADF) Information Sessions

The following Australian Defence Force information sessions will be held in August and September. You will be able to find out about opportunities in the ADF. 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:

13/08/2019

North Lakes Army Reserve Information Session

15/08/2019

Brisbane Health Careers Information Session

17/08/2019

Brisbane Aviation Expo

20/08/2019

Brisbane Pilot Careers Information Session

26/08/2019

Richlands Defence Careers Information Session

Career Exploration

Job Outlook - a place to start looking

The Australian Government’s Job Outlook website is a great place to start when deciding about the sorts of study or training you would like to pursue. If you don’t know how to start using the site, do the Career Quiz to develop your job profile. This will narrow down your options by suggesting jobs that match your job profile.

Then you can use Career Profile section to read about the employment outlook, pay level, main tasks, physical requirements and more of a wide variety of careers.

The Future Outlook section of the website has information about the industries that are expected to grow in the future and the skills they'll require. ‘Resources for you’ at the bottom of the home page has links to other useful websites.

Tertiary News

Open Days

University of Southern Queensland Ipswich open day at the Ipswich campus from 10 pm – 1 pm on Saturday 24 August 2019. Add the event to your calendar and register your attendance at the USQ open day website to go in the draw to win a $1000 gift card.

Applying for university scholarships

Even if you think you may not get one, go ahead and apply for a scholarship. What do you have to lose? Scholarships tend to fall into one of the following categories:

  • Academic
  • Equity
  • Indigenous
  • Sports
  • Field of study (e.g. engineering, IT)
  • International
  • External (e.g. sponsored by an organisation outside of the university)

Every university website has a scholarship web page with details about the scholarships available, the value of the scholarship, the selection criteria and the application process. The initial application for many university scholarships is online, followed by a submission of supporting documents.

QUT Corporate partners in excellence scholarship

Get a flying start to your career with networking, internship and business experience opportunities with the Corporate Partners in Excellence (CPIE) Scholarship. Part of what you'll receive is a scholarship valued at $36,000 over three years and two. fifteen-week internships with one or more of QUT's corporate partners. Find out if you are eligible to apply and more here.

Scholarships offered by organisations and Australian Government departments

USQ have put together a list of scholarships offered by other organisations and Australian Government departments that you may be eligible and interested in applying for. Click here to find a list of these scholarships and if you have any questions contact the organisation offering the scholarship directly.

Tips for applying for university scholarships

The following are tips to help you maximise your chance of gaining a scholarship:

  • Apply for all the scholarships you are eligible for
  • Read the information on the university's scholarship web page
  • Follow the directions exactly and answer all parts of each question
  • Include all documents requested
  • Ensure that written applications are readable and provide examples to back up attributes and achievements
  • Start preparing your application early
  • Keep a list of personal achievements, extra-curricular activities you are involved in, both at school and in the wider community and any awards you have received
  • Collect ideas for your application over time – start with dot points
  • Do drafts of your application – get feedback (see your school Guidance Officer/Counsellor)
  • Ask referees for supporting statements early, not at the last minute. They are usually very busy people
  • When required, include examples of personal attributes and achievements such as:
  • Awards gained
  • Leadership (including coaching)
  • Volunteering and other community participation
  • Teamwork (sport, work, etc.)
  • Initiative
  • How you may give back to the university.
  • Include your career aspirations and how the university course can help you achieve them
  • Submit your application by the due date.

UQ Sport scholarships

Applications for UQ sporting scholarships are now open. 2020 Scholarship dates follow QTAC, but below is a general guide of what to expect when:

  • Applications now open
  • Applications close 31 October 2019
  • First offers made in January 2020

Visit their website for more information.

USQ Early Round Scholarships

The USQ Year 12 Early Round Scholarships are now open. You can apply for the Future Community Leader Scholarship, awarded for community leadership or involvement, and the Vice Chancellor's Scholarship, awarded for academic excellence. There are 50 scholarships available and applications close 1 September 2019. Visit their website for more information.

Upcoming Events:

01/09/2019

USQ 2020 scholarships close

Mr Mark Currie, Careers Guidance Counsellor/Adviser

General

Music and Cultural

Music News - Week 6

Performing Arts Events

It has been another big week for the Performing Arts Department with a number of ensembles participating in events throughout the week. These included QCMF, Brisbane Sings and the Term 3 Performing Arts Night.

QCMF

On Saturday, the Combined Colleges String Ensemble took part in the Queensland Catholic Colleges’ Music Festival at Villanova College. Under the direction of Ms Sandra Randall, this ensemble achieved a Bronze Award. Thank you to Sandra and all the students involved in this ensemble for their hard work and effort in preparation for the event.

Brisbane Sings

The College Choir participated in Brisbane Sings last Sunday at QPAC. This was a wonderful opportunity for the students to sing to a full house in a professional setting. The students thrived at this opportunity giving a mighty performance of the Sheppard song ‘Geronimo’. A big thank you to all the students involved in this ensemble and to Choral Director, Ms Frances O’Sullivan, for all her hard in preparing the students for this event.

Performing Arts Night

Our Performing Arts Night for Term 3 was held on Wednesday night in the Performing Arts Centre. This was a wonderful event that once again show-cased the large number of talented students we have at our College and St Mary’s College. Congratulations to all students who performed at this event; they set a very high standard for our annual Cultural Showcase next term (8/10/19).

Thank you to the staff involved in assisting me to make this night happen; the College Leadership Team from both schools for their continuous support of the Performing Arts Department; and a big ‘thank you’ to Performing Arts Captain Jackson Barker, who emceed the night with Letiesha Parker (St Mary’s Cultural Captain). Great job everyone!

Junior Concert - Thursday 5 September - 6.00pm

Our last performance event for this term will be the Junior Concert in the Performing Arts Centre, Thursday 5 September at 6.00pm. This is a great opportunity for the Junior students at the College to demonstrate their talents to a receptive audience.

Instrumental Lessons

There are two weeks of instrumental lessons remaining for the term. Students will need to check with their tutor when their final Term 3 lesson will be held.

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

Brisbane Sings Performance

QPAC - 18 August 2019

On the beautiful Sunday morning of August 18, our College Choir bussed their way to QPAC for our final rehearsal and performance of Brisbane Sings 2019.

Our task for this day was to rehearse from 10.00am to 3.00pm, then present our final performance to a crowd of nearly 2000 guests in the impressive Concert Hall of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. A chance to sing in this venue is rare; however, a chance to perform as a solo choir is almost a once in a lifetime opportunity!

The St Edmund’s College Choir combined their talents with over 600 choristers in preparation to sing such hits as ‘Nessum Dorma’, ‘This is the Moment’, ‘Beach Boys Tribute Medley’ and ‘Stop - A Tribute to Music Theatre’. In addition to these performances, our students performed as a solo act, singing the three-part arrangement of ‘Geronimo’ by Sheppard.



I must admit, our rehearsal in the Concert Hall was a little shaky and I felt the nervousness of the boys as they began to comprehend the scope and size of this venue, and the reality that they were on their own, as a solo act. These nerves seemed to diminish in our final performance as the energy of adrenaline took control and their singing transported the crowd to a place of intense drive and excitement. Once off stage, our students were on Cloud Nine - a combination of relief and the comprehension of what they had just accomplished had definitely set in.



These young men are amazing. They attend endless rehearsals, practise in their own time, constantly learn new repertoire and always ‘turn up’ ready to go. There is never a doubt as to what they will give - they give their all. I am very proud of this group of young men. Each and every one of them is indeed strong, kind and gentle and it is my great pleasure and honour to have the privilege to work with them.

Thank you to Mr O’Riordan, Ms Grieve, Ms Collins, Ms Fleming, Ms Stead, Mr Hill and our parents and caregivers of our College Choir who have supported these students on their singing journey.

Ms Frances O’Sullivan, Head of Department: Creative Arts

Sport

Inter-House Athletics Carnival Results

Friday 16 August 2019

Year 7

1st Ojino Mundugu (T) 38
2nd Conrad Browne (M) 36
2nd Aksel Klok (C) 36
2nd Lachlan Wendt (T) 36

Year 8

1st Benjamin Watson (A) 39
2nd Isaac McCarthy (M) 38
3rd Tyson Golding (T) 34

Year 9

1st Ryan Casha (F) 49

2nd Larry Siala (A) 37
3rd Kai Brown (C) 28
3rd Nicholas MacDonald (E) 28

Year 10

1st Hayden Molkentien (A) 76
2nd Corey Taylor (C) 36
3rd Riley Stoddart (E) 26

Year 11

1st Kerryn Ryan (R) 70
2nd Callum Rose (R) 35
3rd Mac Sheppard (M) 28

Year 12

1st Benjamin Thomas (M) 76
2nd Jordan Hudspith (C) 50
3rd Jude Thomas (C) 42

HOUSE POINTS

1st Callan - 781
2nd Elliott - 703
3rd Ambrose - 702
4th Morgan - 662
5th Treacy - 600
6th Finn - 569
7th Ignatius - 538
8th Rice - 519

De Beer Dash

1st Ambrose - 48
2nd Callan - 45
3rd Elliott - 39
4th Ignatius - 33
5th Finn - 27
5th Morgan - 27
7th Treacy - 21
8th Rice - 18

Father Oxenham Trophy (100m) - Benjamin Thomas (M)
Cuthbert Trophy (800m) - Alex Davies (M)
Vikstrom Trophy (1500m) - Jude Thomas (C)

AIC Rugby League Fixtures - 24 August 2019

Round 4 Vs Marist College Ashgrove

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

1sts

2:45pm

Away

Harron Oval, Iona College, Sandy Camp Road, Wynnum West

Year 10

1:30pm

Away

Harron Oval, Iona College, Sandy Camp Road, Wynnum West

Year 9

12:30pm

Away

Harron Oval, Iona College, Sandy Camp Road, Wynnum West

Year 8

11:30am

Away

Harron Oval, Iona College, Sandy Camp Road, Wynnum West

Year 7

10:30am

Away

Harron Oval, Iona College, Sandy Camp Road, Wynnum West

Year 6

9:30am

Away

Harron Oval, Iona College, Sandy Camp Road, Wynnum West

Bus Information

Bus 1 – for Years 6, 7 & 8 leaves the College at 7:30am and returns to SEC at approximately 5:00pm

Bus 2 – for Years 9, 10 and Firsts leaves the College at 10:00am and returns to SEC at approximately 5:00pm

AIC Basketball Fixtures - 24 August 2019

Round 4 Vs Marist College Ashgrove

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

FIRSTS

12:15pm

Home

Sports Hall, St Edmund’s College, Mary Street, Woodend

SECONDS

11:15am

Home

Sports Hall, St Edmund’s College, Mary Street, Woodend

THIRDS

11:15am

Home

McAuley Centre, St Mary’s College (opposite St Edmund’s)

Fourths

8:15am

Home

McAuley Centre, St Mary’s College (opposite St Edmund’s)

11A

10:15am

Home

Sports Hall, St Edmund’s College, Mary Street, Woodend

11B

9:15am

Home

McAuley Centre, St Mary’s College (opposite St Edmund’s)

10A

9:15am

Home

Sports Hall, St Edmund’s College, Mary Street, Woodend

10B

8:15am

Home

Sports Hall, St Edmund’s College, Mary Street, Woodend

10C

10:15am

Home

McAuley Centre, St Mary’s College (opposite St Edmund’s)

9A

12:15pm

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, Court 1, Champagnat Centre, Frasers Road, Ashgrove

9B

11:15am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, Court 1, Champagnat Centre, Frasers Road, Ashgrove

9C

11:15am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, Court 2, Champagnat Centre, Frasers Road, Ashgrove

8A

10:15am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, Court 1, Champagnat Centre, Frasers Road, Ashgrove

8B

9:15am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, Court 1, Champagnat Centre, Frasers Road, Ashgrove

8C

10:15am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, Court 2, Champagnat Centre, Frasers Road, Ashgrove

8D

10:15am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, Multi-Purpose Court 1, Frasers Road, Ashgrove

7A

8:15am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, Court 1, Champagnat Centre, Frasers Road, Ashgrove

7B

9:15am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, Court 2, Champagnat Centre, Frasers Road, Ashgrove

7C

8:15am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, Court 2, Champagnat Centre, Frasers Road, Ashgrove

7D

9:15am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, Multi-Purpose Court 1, Frasers Road, Ashgrove

Bus for Basketball – 9A, 9B, 9C, 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D, 7A, 7B, 7C & 7D leaves the College at 7:00am and returns to SEC at approximately 2:00pm.

AIC Tennis Fixtures - 24 August 2019

Round 4 Vs Marist College Ashgrove

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

FIRSTS

8:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

SECONDS

8:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

THIRDS

10:45am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

10A

10:45am

Home

St Mary’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend - Opposite SEC

10B

10:45am

Home

St Mary’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend - Opposite SEC

9A

8:15am

Home

St Mary’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend - Opposite SEC

9B

8:15am

Home

St Mary’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend - Opposite SEC

8A

10:45am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove Courts, 142 Frasers Road, Ashgrove

8B

10:45am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove Courts, 142 Frasers Road, Ashgrove

7A

8:15am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove Courts, 142 Frasers Road, Ashgrove

7B

8:15am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove Courts, 142 Frasers Road, Ashgrove

Bus for Tennis – 8A, 8B, 7A & 7B leaves the College at 7:00am and returns to SEC at approximately 1:00pm.

Basketball and Tennis Photos - Saturday 24 August 2019

Photos taken at Siberia Covered Area - St Edmund's College

Time

Group/Team

7:40am -

Firsts

Tennis

7.45am -

Seconds

Tennis

7.50am -

9A/B

Tennis

7.55am -

10B

Basketball

8.00am -

Fourths

Basketball

8.45am -

10A

Basketball

8:50am -

11B

Basketball

9:40am -

11A

Basketball

9:50am -

10C

Basketball

10:10am -

10A/B

Tennis

10:15am -

3rds

Tennis

10:30am -

Firsts

Basketball

10:45am -

Seconds

Basketball

10:50am -

Thirds

Basketball

Please make sure that you are on time and your FULL playing uniform is NEAT AND TIDY

Tuckshop

Tuckshop Roster - Week 7

Week commencing 26 August 2019

Mon 26 Aug: P Smith,M Rose, R Bakkiet
Tue 27 Aug: G Weier, L McLean, M Towne
Wed 28 Aug: S Walker, K Jackson, L Bennett
Thu 29 Aug: D Morris, K Elliott
Fri 30 Aug: J Powell, T Williams

School News

2019 Car Art Union Winners

Congratulations!

Thank you for supporting St Edmund’s College Car Art Union.
Funds raised are directed towards many ongoing projects at the College.

1st Draw - Ticket Number 578 - Gabrielle Creedy

2nd Draw - Ticket Number 465 - Lynnese Reynolds

3rd Draw - Ticket Number 296 - Charmaine Pezzebito

Winner of the 55” Hisense TV with Home Theatre System
Ticket Number 587 - Karen Mulcahy

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

BlackChrome

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
PhysioActive
Sammut Bulow Accountants
Surreal Signs
Walker Pender Group

Donations

Early Bird Accountants
Osmoflo
St Mary’s Parish

Uniform Shop

Notices

Sponsors

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