Newsletter - 23 February 2018

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends,

Matthew Wildie, Guest Speaker at College Junior Academic Assembly

Today we welcomed back to Eddies former College Captain Matthew Wildie who graduated in 2013 as the College Dux. Since graduating Matthew commenced a Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Mechatronics and Robotics Major) and earned the honour of Vice Chancellor’s Scholar for Academic Performance and an Engineering Dean’s Scholarship for Academics. In 2016 he backpacked around Europe during his break from university studies and began work at Boeing on project AIR-5333 Vigilare as a student Engineer. In 2017 he undertook an undergraduate thesis in State of the Art Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence within robotics, looking specifically at developing fruit harvesting robots that use artificial intelligence. Matthew graduated with First Class Honours and a 6.84 Grade Point Average. In 2018 he is finishing up with Boeing and will be heading to Perth to work for Caterpillar in the development of autonomous mining robots. During his address Matthew spoke about his time as an Eddie’s student and the life lessons he learnt during his school days that have helped him in his career development. His story was one of determination, commitment and a passion for learning.

Matthew Wildie, College Captain and 2013 Dux, Guest Speaker at the College Assembly, 23 February 2017

Queen’s Baton Relay – Thursday March 29

On Thursday March 29 the Queen’s Baton Relay will be carried through Ipswich and is scheduled to turn into Elizabeth Street at around 3.00pm. Although it will be a student free day, we are inviting all Eddies’ young men to meet us at the College at 2.15pm on Thursday March 29 in school uniform to witness and be part of this historic event. We hope to join St Mary’s College and St Mary’s Primary students in forming a guard of honour along Elizabeth Street in front of St Mary’s Church as the relay passes by.

We also congratulate Ms Bernadette Gotting, a Teacher Aide at St Edmund’s College, who has been selected to carry the Commonwealth Games Baton through Ipswich on March 29, 2018. Bernie will be among 1800 Queenslanders who will carry the Baton throughout Queensland in the lead up to the Games and one of forty-nine who will be carrying the relay through Ipswich. Bernie’s long-standing volunteer work in the Ipswich Hockey scene has been justifiably recognised by this honour. Well done Bernie!

AIC – Rugby League and AFL being considered for 2019

Following yesterday’s meeting of AIC Principals, a decision has been made to investigate introducing Rugby League and AFL as part of the AIC competition in 2019. This follows a comprehensive review of AIC in 2017 with a particular focus on ensuring that the future AIC competition aligns with the changes to the senior assessment that will come into effect in 2019 with the introduction of Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) to replace the OP system. As more details come to hand I will keep you updated.

Parish Mass 6.00pm Sunday 25 February – Induction of College Leadership Team

Please join me on Sunday at the St Mary’s 6.00pm Parish Mass where the respective Leadership Teams of St Edmund’s College and St Mary’s College will be formally commissioned. A light supper will follow after Mass.


As we enter the second week of Lent we pray for the many people in the world and in our neighbourhood who live in poverty. We ask God to help us with our Lenten pledge to give alms to the poor.

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal

The Deputy


Mission and Community

Finding time to reflect and breathe in our busy days can be a challenge.

On Wednesday morning a few staff members gathered together to reflect as we travel through Lent. We were asked to think about times when we felt the powerful presence of God in our lives. Some responses included: when they held a newborn baby, sitting with a family member who was very ill, hearing a story from a child or even something as simple as being at the beach.

I would like to encourage every member of our community to take a moment to reflect. Just before you go to sleep or as you make a tea or coffee in the morning, consider for a moment: When have you felt the powerful presence of God in your life?

Walk for Justice First Break - Wednesday 28 February 2018

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.

Students are invited to walk 2 kilometres in solidarity with women and children around the world. There is an option to carry buckets of water or bricks to symbolise some of the items carried by our brothers and sisters across the globe.Cost is a gold coin donation per person. The walk will start from Timothy Molony Oval (opposite St Mary’s Church) and travel up through St Mary’s Primary, St Mary’s College and down Mary Street. It will take place during First Break and we encourage students to get involved.

Little King’s Collection Sunday 18 March 2018

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 of their time freely, often providing respite care and support services in a passionate and enthusiastic manner. THEY NEED OUR HELP.

Letters are available on the wall outside Mrs Rice’s office. Details are as follows:

9:30am Your son with a collection 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 donations within the Ipswich region.

9:45am to 10:00am You (as parent/caregiver) transport him and his partner to the collection area.

10:00am to 11:30am He and his partner knock on doors and collect for the Little King’s Movement.

11:30am to 12:00 noon Students return to the College, they hand in their collection packs, money and enjoy a barbecue lunch.

Monday 19 March: Your son checks that his name has been noted on the Service notice board so that his community service hours can be recorded on the College database for future reference.

The Little King’s Collection requires only two hours of your son’s time. Please encourage him to participate, as not only will he raise some much needed funds, but his Service hours will be recorded on his College 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 a wisdom

that is real.


--- Charles Henderson

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Mission and Community

Learning & Teaching

Teaching and Learning

Academic Assembly This week we congratulated our Years 8 and 9 students from Semester 2 2017 for achieving Academic Honours, Merit and Improvement awards.

It was pleasing to see the significant number of recipients and those who received two awards demonstrating improvement of 1 GPA across all their subjects. It was a pleasure to welcome Matthew Wildie back to the College.

Academic Committee

The Academic Committee for 2018 consists of College Captain Tasman Pearl, House Captains Jude Keily, Connor Weber, Lachlan Brown and Junior House Leaders, Thomas Parker and Callum Rose. I thank these students for their participation. The two priorities the committee has identified for Term 1 are a focus on improvement in academic results and positive use of social media for learning. I look forward to working with the students.

Year 7

This week our Year 7 students undertook testing in Reading and Mathematics. This testing will provide valuable data for teachers to inform how they work with the boys. Any boys who were absent will have an opportunity to participate in the testing.

Year 12

Year 12 students have now had their one to one interviews with a middle leader reflecting on their academic progress. I thank the Heads of Department and Deans for their work with the students. To support this process of reflection and goal setting for Year 12 Semester 1, I ask parents and caregivers to discuss the interview with your sons so that you are aware of his goals.

St Edmund’s College Professional Development Conference

The College will hold a Professional Development Conference from Monday June 25 to Friday June 30. During this week staff will participate in workshops as part of our preparation for the new Queensland Certificate of Education system which Year 11 2019 will be the first cohort to undertake. Further details will be made available to parents during Term 2.

Parent Support - Exams and Assignments

We are now at the conclusion of Week 5. All students will have assignments to be working on and should be preparing for exams.

Home Learning should consist of the following:

  • Set Homework
  • Assignment Work
  • Revision

Parents please work in partnership with the College by holding conversations with your sons about their commitments in these three areas.

Best wishes.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning

Library Learning Hub

Library Learning Hub 2018 On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons we are offering students the opportunity to stay and work in the library until 5.00pm. This is aimed at Years 10, 11 and 12 students and offers them the assistance of tutors each afternoon. Snacks are provided and the students are able to work independently or collaboratively on assignments or homework

We would like to see more students use this resource - and to give us feedback. Currently we have four St Edmund’s Old Boys who are tutoring in various subject areas as well as outside tutors - so come along and see if they can assist.

When: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Time: 3.00 to 5.00pm

Where: St Edmund’s College Library

Who: Years 10, 11 and 12 students

See you all there.

Ms Louise McNamara, SEC After Hours Learning Coordinator

Junior Academic Awards

Academic Assembly - Friday 23 February 2018


YEAR 8 - SEMESTER 2, 2017


Ekachai Adams

Thomas Bopf

Samuel Callaghan

Haydon Caunce

Shaun Costello

Johnathan Donnelly

Harry Hunter

Kobie Low

Hayden Molkentien

Lachlan Norton

Patrick Schmidt

Ryan Verrenkamp

Mitchell Vesper


Kynan Baartz

Hayden Bacon

Joel Bennett

Lachlan Brown

Joseph Curtis

Connor Kennedy

Lorcán Lenaghan

Connor Shaw

Blake Stokell

Mitchell Trebbin

Maximus Wetzels


Toby Hauschildt

Lee Martufi

Isaac McKew

Jake Miller

Nikalus Scaroni

Lawson Smith

Samuel Smith

Jacob Swann-Robinson

Nate Townsley

Connor Wilkinson

Ayden Young



Honours and Improvement

Stewart England

Cody Knight

Joseph Molinaro

Jack Stewart


Christopher Baker

Liam Gannaway

Kade Grieve

Ben Ivanovic

Connor Sampson


Zachary Ball

Talon Biddle

Ryan Casha

Dustan Colliss

Thomas Doyle

Cooper Dunning

Phoenix Fordham

Indigo Greenhill-Watts

Hamish Henderson

Xander Johnson

Nathan May

Liam Wallis


Terence Abaijah-Griffin

Lincoln Brown

Oscar Dempsey

Bailey Dewson

Isaac Donald

Lathan Greene

Harrison Heck

Austen Hurry

Zachariah Mortell

Aaron Parry

Jordan Reynolds

Blayke Saggus

Joshua Sondorp

Jackson Turner

Rohan Weier

Senior School

Middle School


Pastoral News

Career News


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Careers Exploration

Visited myfuture lately?

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:

Indigenous Information

Interested in a career in Indigenous Health?

There are many types of job opportunities available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the health sector, from dental assistants to dieticians, from physiotherapists to paramedics, from nurses to neurosurgeons. Some health jobs involve working in hospitals and clinics, while others involve working in private practices or out in the community. Some jobs suit people who like working behind the scenes, while others suit people who love face to face contact with the public.

For more information check out the Health Heroes website. Here you will find information that encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students to pursue a career in Health Care. The Health Heroes website has a range of information and resources for students, teachers and parents regarding :


The Advance Queensland STEM.I.AM program aims to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students choosing to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at university. STEM.I.AM program is supporting a range of initiatives for Indigenous students from grades 5 to 12:

  • Coding and robotics workshops
  • Establishing community-led coding clubs
  • Student participation in state and national coding and robotics competitions
  • Professional development training for teachers
  • Scholarships in ICT at Universities

For students who are interested in being involved in coding and robotic activities in your local area but don’t know where to start, visit the Get Involved webpage of the STEM.I.AM website for more information.

STEM.I.AM Scholarship for Indigenous students

This scholarship is part of the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland STEM.I.AM program. The aim of the program is to promote the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people through activities involving several partners. As part of the program, CQ University is offering a one-year scholarship worth $10,000 for eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolling in a single or double degree in:

  • Bachelor of Digital Media
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Co‐Op)
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Engineering (preference given to applicants who have demonstrated an interest in Mechatronics)
  • Any dual degree that includes one of the five courses listed above

Students must graduate from Year 12 in 2017 and be enrolled in one of these degrees by the 2018 census date. Visit the STEM.I.AM Scholarship webpage for details of the scholarship (the webpage will be updated later in the year).

Tertiary News

University Open Days in Queensland in 2018

It is highly recommended to attend an open day event at the university (or universities) you wish to apply to for studies next year. The open day gives you an opportunity to talk to lecturers and current students about the courses you are interested in. You can also check out the campus, the support services offered and social and cultural activities available. Open days usually occur between July and early September each year. This bulletin will inform you of open days as dates become available.

Upcoming Events:


QUT Parent Information Seminar
Brisbane, QLD


Australian Catholic University Open Day
Brisbane, QLD


QUT Open Day – Gardens Point Campus
Brisbane, QLD


University of Queensland Open Day – St Lucia
Brisbane, QLD


Griffith University Open Day – Gold Coast
Gold Coast, QLD


Griffith University Open Day – Nathan
Brisbane, QLD


Griffith University Open Day – Southbank
Brisbane, QLD


University of Southern Queensland Open Day - Toowoomba
Toowoomba, QLD


University of Queensland Open Day – Gatton
Ipswich, QLD


University of Southern Queensland Open Day - Springfield
Springfield, QLD


University of Southern Queensland Open Day - Ipswich
Ipswich, QLD

Open2Study – free, online, short courses

Open2Study is an initiative of Open Universities Australia. It provides over 45 free introductory level subjects in a university-style set up, delivered by universities such as RMIT, Griffith, James Cook, Macquarie and Swinburne. The course description for each subject includes a list of further formal study on the topic and the jobs this could lead to. The following is a sample of the subjects on offer:

  • Food, Nutrition and Your Health
  • Foundations of Psychology
  • Introduction to Nursing in Healthcare
  • Mining Engineering
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Online Advertising
  • Mobile Robotics
  • Financial Planning
  • Basic Physics

Through Open2Study you could test drive a topic you are considering for future study to help with your decision making. You could experience university level study and acquire new knowledge and skills that will help you in your future university endeavours.

2018/19 Queensland Tertiary Application and Offer Timeline

Year 12 goes very quickly. If you are intending, later in the year to apply through QTAC for tertiary courses, it is a good idea to know what happens between now and then. The following information is based on what normally happens each year (there could be some changes). Not all dates are available at this time. The remainder and any changes to the process will be published in this bulletin, as they become known.

Timeline for 2018




  • UMAT registrations close on 1 June 2018
  • Late UMAT registrations close (a late fee applies) on 15 June 2018
  • QTAC Guide distributed to schools


  • TSXPO (Tertiary Studies Expo) at the Brisbane Showgrounds on 21- 22 July 2018
  • Sit UMAT on 25 July 2018
  • Bond University Scholarships for Year 12 Australian Students close on 31 July 2018
  • Institution Open Days


  • QTAC online application is activated
  • Some applications for music auditions due
  • Institution open days
  • Queensland Core Skills Test on 4 and 5 September 2018


  • QTAC ‘on-time’ application due date
  • UMAT results released mid September
  • Institution open days


  • Registration for auditions/interviews for some creative industry courses
  • Scholarship application due dates for some universities


  • Final day for Year 12s
  • Some QTAC offers given to eligible applicants
  • Registration for auditions/interviews for some creative industries courses


  • QTAC early offer rounds for eligible applicants
  • QTAC major offer round for some creative and performing arts courses
  • 15 December – Year 12 results mailed to students from the QCAA
  • 16 December – Year 12 students can access their OP results from their learning account on the Student Connect website
  • QTAC offers following the release of Year 12 results for eligible applicants
  • Scholarship application due dates for some universities

Timeline for 2019


  • Last date to change preferences for the QTAC January major offer round
  • QTAC major offer round in mid-January


  • QTAC 'top-up' offer rounds
  • Orientation week for many institutions


Music and Cultural

SEC Cultural

Choir Rehearsals

Last Sunday saw the students in the College Choir and Combined Colleges’ Choir attend a rehearsal day at the College. This is a great opportunity for these ensembles to focus on repertoire for upcoming events. A big thank you goes to Ms Frances O’Sullivan for all her hard work with the two ensembles.

Academic Assembly - 16 February

At last Friday’s Senior Academic Assembly, Performing Arts Captain Clayton Wesener led the way with a wonderful rendition on the trombone of John Legend’s big hit ‘All of Me’. Clayton demonstrated his advanced skills, producing a clear warm tone essential for this pop ballad. Well done Clayton!

Performng Arts Night - Wed 28 February, 6.00pm

Our first Performing Arts Night will take place next Wednesday 28 February in the Performing Arts Centre at 6.00pm. It will be a wonderful night, giving the audience a taste of the talented students we have here at the College. Be sure to come along to witness an entertaining event!

Instrumental Lessons

Attendance to instrumental lessons has been of a high standard so far with only a few students missing their lessons. Students must attend lessons or they will be removed from the program. Please see me if you are having trouble finding your lesson time on the timetable.

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

SEC Apex Debating

Monday night will see the beginning of the 2018 APEX competition at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School (IGGS).

With twelve teams competing, all students and their coaches have been working hard to get prepared. A reminder to parents to ensure students arrive 30 minutes before their debate. The students may be tired after a day at the College Inter-House Swimming Carnival so we appreciate parental support in having the boys fulfil their debating duties on Monday night.

Special thanks to our new adjudicators Ms Chelsea Weston and SEC Old Boys, Gideon Caturla, Cody Fordham and Pierce Scott who will be working with APEX to provide fair adjudication. All supporters are welcome. Please check EDE and the SEC Facebook page for rounds and times.

Ms Kylie McAndrew, Debating Coordinator


SEC Sport - Week 5 - Term 1


At the half-way point of Term 1 we find ourselves well into the Volleyball and Cricket season as our swimmers continue their preparations for the upcoming AIC Swimming Championships on Monday 5 March. Last Saturday we played Villanova and once again had some great results in Volleyball while our Cricket teams continue to make improvements as the season progresses. It was pleasing to get an email from a Villanova parent on Monday morning praising one of our Cricketers for the great sportsmanship on display last Saturday. I spoke on Activities Assembly on Monday about how we often report back on wins and losses but sportsmanship is something so integral to sport that often goes without mention.


Congratulations to the following boys who have been selected in Metropolitan West sporting teams;

Under 19 Cricket
Zeb Townsley

Dylan McAteer

Billy Sheppard

Oliver Schmidt

Under 18 Baseball

Campbell Twigg

Jeremy Suthers

Billy Cruice

Bryden Redding

Congratulations to Dylan McAteer who has been selected in the Under 16 Australian Cricket side to tour Dubai in January 2019. Well done Dylan.

Key Dates - Weeks 6 to 8

Monday 26 Feb - Seconds Cricket Vs St Augustine’s College at Mulkerin Oval T20
Monday 26 Feb – House Swimming Carnival at Bundamba Pool
Friday 2 March – Swimming and Cricket Photos at SEC
Friday 2 March - Seconds Cricket Vs St Augustine’s College at Mulkerin Oval T20
Saturday 3 March – Volleyball and Cricket Round 5 Vs St Patrick’s College
Saturday 3 March – Year 10 and Open Volleyball Photos
Monday 5 March – AIC Swimming Championships at Chandler
Saturday 10 March – Volleyball and Cricket Round 6 Vs Marist College
Tuesday 13 March – Western District Trials 12 Years AFL
Thursday 15 March – Western District Trials 15 Years Touch
Saturday 17 March – Volleyball and Cricket Round 7 Vs St Peter’s Lutheran College

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

Inter-House Swim Carnival - Monday 26 February 2018

The annual Inter-House Swim Carnival will be held on Monday 26 February at Bundamba Pool

This is a normal school day and all students are expected to attend the Carnival.

All students will compete in year levels (Years 7 to 12) with both championship and non-championship events being conducted. Swimmers will compete in at least three events on the day. While there is an emphasis at the Carnival on participation and involvement regardless of swimming ability, our better swimmers are also entered in the Championship events.

Parents are most welcome to attend the Carnival at Bundamba pool which will start at approximately 9:45am and finish at 2:30pm.


  • All Students report to school at normal time
  • Students wear full sports uniform OR full College uniform
  • Students will travel by bus to and from the Bundamba pool under the supervision of staff
  • Please keep bags to a minimum size, certainly NO laptops
  • All students are to bring their own lunch and drinks
  • Shade, sunscreen and fluids will be provided but students are expected to SLIP, SLOP, SLAP
  • Paint, zinc cream, etc. must not be used
  • The Carnival will finish at 2.30pm and those students who do not need to go back to the College for transport may leave the pool at 2:45pm.

Volleyball Photos

Saturday 24 February 2018

Photos taken in the Siberia meeting area

  • 7:30am 7C
  • 7:40am 8C
  • 8:30am 7B
  • 8:40am 8B
  • 9:30am 7A
  • 9:40am 8A
  • 10:30am 9C
  • 10:40am 9B
  • 11:30am 9A
  • 11:40am 7D

Please make sure that you are on time and your is neat and tidy

AIC Sport, Round 2, Term 1, 2018

Sport Reports

AIC VOLLEYBALL vs Villanova College, Round 3, 17 February 2018

Firsts – Loss 2 – 3 A tight loss going down by 2 points in the fifth set. The team clawed back from a very difficult first set where Villanova looked very dominant. Showing a lot of character and resolve, the team fought back to force the tiebreaking fifth set. The fourth set show-cased just how strong we can be as a volleyball team. We were unable to close out the game, falling just short of victory. Improvement is obvious, and the determination and resilience of all members is clear to see. Lachlan Payne continued to star in the libero role, Lachlan Swincer, Cameron Kelland and Cooper Ward were dominant through the middle due to great passing and smart setting.

Seconds – Loss 1 - 2 A slow start in the first set proved costly. Controlled play in the second secured a win with good service runs by Matthew Smailes and Thomas Brennan. The third set was keenly contested however we were not able to secure the win. Jeremy Leite produced some unorthodox but effective plays and William Day made a solid debut with this team.

Thirds – Loss 1 – 2 A game which could have been won if we got the basics right. Khalil Warren, Christopher Bramham, Zachary Butcher and James Blomfield were among our best.

11A – Win 2 – 0 After a lacklustre first set, in the second we finally started to try to win the game. Benjamin Thomas was again outstanding while Jude Thomas patrolled the backcourt.

11B – Loss 0 – 2 After another slow start we finally clicked into gear mid-way through the second set. However the damage was already done and we could not turn the game around. Lachlan Stacey and Riley Steinhardt were outstanding.

10A – Win 2 – 0 A good solid performance by the team with improvement across the board. Outstanding play by Merrick Small.

10B – Win 2 – 0 This week we applied our hard work at training and hit consistent first passes and serves. Great runs of serves from Ethan Appleby, Liam Kember and William Cruice. Noah Ryan and Thomas Codd also performed strongly.

10C – Loss 1 – 2 In a tough battle, Villanova prevailed against a valiant St Edmund’s effort. It was a tight game to the end with both teams going point -for-point. William Fullarton and Miguel Clutario plugged away, giving their best.

9A – Loss 1 – 2 After a slow first set we started to make too many unforced errors. Complacency, and not following through with the game plan in the tie-break, allowed a win to Villanova.

9B – Win 3 – 0 An improved effort today from every member of the team. Communication was very effective, and the team worked as a cohesive unit. Great games from Brock McNamara, Rody Cruice and Tyreece Page-Woodbridge.

9C – Loss 0 – 3 A slow start eventually led to the game getting out of hand. Good determination by Toby Hauschildt in back court.

8A – Win 2 – 0 A battle of the two undefeated teams. Villanova was a classy team who passed and hit well. Nathaniel Grace and Larry Siala were valuable players, as were Oliver Cruice and Jacob Wright. There were tight moments, but we remained composed and won easily.

8B – Win 2 - 1 Fantastic comeback by all players to win after a disappointing first set loss. Jakub Dunikowski was brilliant all game both serving and passing. Zachary King was strong at the net. We need to limit our serving errors for future games.

8C – Win 3 – 0 Excellent serving and calm composure to play with the ball saw us take a clinical win. Communication and effort to take the initiative provided an excellent platform. A fantastic team effort with Linc Bentley and Harry Gill consistent in play.

7A – Win 2 – 1 After a great first set, we lost our way in the second to allow Villanova back in the game. A lack of communication and an unfamiliar rotation were the two biggest errors we need to correct. Composure and error-free serving in the third allowed us to take another win.

7B – Win 2 – 1 Not our most accomplished performance, however, we were still able to make it count when it mattered most. Toby Wilkinson and Corbin Walker played well.

7C – Win 3 – 0 First win of the season. With serving consistency and an abundance of energy, the players achieved the result they deserved.

7D – Win 3 – 0 The players rallied and displayed good defence. This resulted in a win against Villanova. Special mention to Luke Horsfall for his great serves.

AIC CRICKET vs Villanova College, Round 3, 17 February 2018

Firsts – Loss 106 – 121 Good bowling by Max Banditt with 3 for 26 and good fielding created 3 runouts as well. In the run chase Zeb Townsley’s tally of 38 and Regan Griffiths’ 12 runs were too short to win the game. Overall a good effort all round.

Seconds – Washout

Thirds – Loss 73 - 6/103 Improved play this week in terms of bowling however we are still lacking with the bat. Great work by Luke Marsh with some quality classic catches.

9A – Loss 117 – 3/181 A tough game against a strong opposition. We displayed positive promise with the bat which added intensity to our game. While chasing a high total, there was some great batting from Patrick Schmidt, Jake Kerkin and Nathan Cox, who all cleared the ropes with some big sixes.

8A – Loss 7/127 – 7/138 The players started well in the field with Connor Sampson the pick of the bowlers, 2/11 from 5 overs, keeping the opposition to 7/138. A strong start with the bat from Aodhan Gallaher (16) and Angus Chisholm (22) put us in a good early position, bolstered by 18 from Harry Sammut and a handy 33 from Connor Sampson. We fell agonisingly short at the end, however, finishing on 7/127.

8B – Loss 5/217 - 41 The team responded well to changed batting and bowling line ups. We competed hard against a very strong Villanova team who scored 200 plus runs and had a selection of extremely quick pace bowlers. We built upon our batting display of last week and worked hard in the field to break 5 wickets on their top order. Great sportsmanship on display by all team members.

7A – Loss 9/54 – 2/198 The words, catches win matches, made famous by Aussie cricketing legend, Bill Lawry, rung true. At drinks, Villanova were 2/58; however, their first and second drop batters were both put down by us. These missed chances haunted us as Villanova scored almost 10 runs an over for the final fifteen overs. Both batters went onto to score quick-fire half centuries on their way to amassing 198 runs. Despite this, Ethan Dinsdale impressed early with the ball with figures of 0/8 from his 5-over opening spell. During the second innings, a classy 28 runs by Ben Naish, ensured a minor degree of respectability to our total.

7B – Loss 55 – 9/175

7C – Loss 36 – 3/169

AIC Volleyball - Round 4 Vs St Laurence's College

AIC Volleyball Fixtures - 24 February

St Edmund’s College



St Laurence’s College


24 February 2018








St Laurence’s College Sports Centre, Court 1, Stephens Road, South Brisbane




St Laurence’s College Sports Centre, Court 1, Stephens Road, South Brisbane




St Laurence’s College Sports Centre, Court 1, Stephens Road, South Brisbane




St Laurence’s College Sports Centre, Court 1, Stephens Road, South Brisbane




St Laurence’s College Sports Centre, Court 1, Stephens Road, South Brisbane




St Laurence’s College Sports Centre, Court 2, Stephens Road, South Brisbane




St Laurence’s College Sports Centre, Court 2, Stephens Road, South Brisbane




St Laurence’s College Sports Centre, Court 2, Stephens Road, South Brisbane




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




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

Bus for 10C, 10B, 10A, 11B, 11A, 3rds, 2nds and 1sts departs SEC at 7:00am and returns at 2:30pm approximately.

CRICKET - Round 4 Vs St Laurence's College - 24 February



Tuckshop Roster

Term 1, Week 6

Mon 26 Feb: No tuckshop helpers required due to Inter-House Swimming Carnival at Bundamba Pool.

Tue 27 Feb: N Callaghan, A Robertson, D Smith, J Preston.

Wed 28 Feb: J Roberts, D McGuire, S Atuatika, T Costello.

Thu 1 Mar: C Page, M Low.

Fri 2 Mar: V Albury, A Costello, F Sippel.

School News

Parents and Friends Association - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Thursday 1 March 5.30pm, Pender House, 5 Arthur Street, Woodend

The AGM will be followed by the General Meeting.

All welcome to attend

Sunday Mass 25 February 2018 - St Mary's Church - 6.00pm

All families are invited to join with St Mary’s College in celebration at 6.00pm Mass this Sunday, St Mary’s Church, Elizabeth Street, Woodend. Pizza will be available following Mass but you must email Mrs O’Sullivan with numbers. We will meet at the church at 5:45pm. For more information contact


School Parking and Student Safety

School Parking and Student Safety

With the high volume of vehicles competing for limited drop-off and pick-up areas, our school zone is experiencing illegal parking behaviours associated with this congestion.

In particular, parents and visitors to St Edmund’s College are reminded NOT to park across driveways, in loading zones, or indeed the College Staff Car Park.

Ipswich City Council will be actively patrolling our school zone in partnership with the Queensland Police from the start of 2018 to ensure people park safely and legally.

Five tips for safer school zones

1. Allow enough time to take your child to school safety and without rushing.

2. Always observe parking signs and speed limits in and around the school zone.

They are designed to keep your child safe.

3. Talk about parking signs, school crossings and traffic lights with your child. Identify and

discuss places where it’s safe to get in and out of the car and to cross the road.

4. Teach your child to cross the road where there are traffic control lights or designated pedestrian crossings,

where generally there is a crossing guard supervising traffic.

5. Park a few streets away and walk the rest of the way - its great exercise and helps teach

your child road safety rules.

Loading Zones

At drop-off times, students should be ready to get out of the car and if possible have their school bag with them in the car to avoid needing to open the boot and potentially place the student between your vehicle and another vehicle.

At pick-up times, if your child is not ready at the loading zone, DO NOT PARK. Keep the process flowing and move to a parking area nearbly or simply leave the loading area and come back in a few minutes.

Loading Zones are designed to keep things flowing. You cannot stay in a loading zone for any longer then 2 minutes (only 120 seconds) if you are picking up or dropping off passengers. If everyone obeys this law, everything will work so much better.

Student Procedures

Uniform Shop


Community Notice

St Mary's Primary School 2019 Enrolments

St Mary’s Primary School, Ipswich is accepting Prep Enrolments for 2019.

St Mary’s Primary School is a Co-Educational Catholic Parish school established over 150 years ago and is administered by Brisbane Catholic Education.

Enrolment Application Forms are now available online at or if you wish you may collect them from St Mary’s Primary School Office in Mary Street, Woodend.

For further enquiries please phone the school office on (07) 3281 1998.

Skool2Skoolies 2018 Sponsorship

The St Edmund’s College “Skool2Skoolies” initiative was created by St Edmund’s students in 2003 to highlight the positive contributions that young people can make to their community and give back to the community that has done so much for them over the past five years of their lives.

Skool2Skoolies 2018

The St Edmund’s College Skool2Skoolies initiative was created by St Edmund’s students in 2003 to highlight the positive contributions that young people can make to their community and to give back to the community that has done so much for them over the past five years of their lives.

Each year, Year 12 students from the College are given the opportunity to live out the College ethos and continue their ‘gentlemanly’ behaviour by committing themselves to raise funds for three charities which encapsulate the spirit of social justice within the Ipswich community, Australia and worldwide - The Ipswich Hospice, St Vincent de Paul and the Christian Brothers’ Immersion Programs.

Last year, through the dedication of students and charitable donations from local Ipswich entities, we were able to raise in excess of $20,000: a donation of $7500 to each of the previously mentioned groups. These donations assisted in creating a tangible change in the work carried out by these life-altering support networks. Approximately thirty students embarking on the 2018 Skool2Skoolies ride are continuing the legacy through raising funds for this worthwhile cause.

Our sincere thanks to the following generous sponsors of the 2018 Skool2Skoolies.

  • Apprenticeships Queensland
  • Fallu McMillan Lawyers
  • Gibson Architects
  • Limestone Dental Group
  • Mallets Carpet Choice
  • St Edmund's College Old Boys' Association
  • Strybos and Sons Electrical
  • Potter Landscapes

Breakaway Sponsors

  • Hutchinson Builders
  • Kelleher Builders
  • McNamara and Associates
  • PM Landsapes
  • TAE Aerospace
  • Trek Ipswich

Peloton Sponsors

  • Brothers Ipswich Leagues Club
  • G.J. Walsh
  • Grandview
  • Hello World Travel
  • Ipswich Dental
  • NBA Electrical Engineering
  • Off Peak Water
  • Options Cabinets
  • PhysioActive
  • Sammut Bulow
  • Surreal Signs
  • Tridan Electrical

Saddle Sponsor - $2500

    This is a unique opportunity for interested businesses to become the sole sponsor of the cycling knicks (shorts) for the ride. Your business logo would feature prominently on the outside of the leg on all riders.

Any support that can be offered for this meaningful cause would be greatly appreciated.

If you would like further information regarding the St Edmund’s College 2018 Skool2Skoolies fundraising project, please contact Mr Michael Podolak at St Edmund’s College, E:

Twilight Tours

Our Twilight Tours are coming up on Wednesday 7 March

Foundation Dinner

The Foundation Dinner is just around the corner. Book your tickets now!


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