Newsletter - 23 March 2018

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

Why choose Eddies?

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends

Why choose Eddies?

Recently we have been conducting enrolment interviews for 2019 and 2020. Our College draws on over forty primary schools across Ipswich and the surrounding region so it is always interesting to find out why parents continue to choose St Edmund’s College as the secondary destination for their son. While there are numerous reasons that serve specific needs, the five common and consistent reasons why Eddies is their preferred choice are listed as follows:

  • They know students and parents whose sons have either attended or are currently attending St Edmund’s and they speak highly of the academic and pastoral care shown by teachers and staff.
  • They value the importance of boys’ education and see Eddies as a place that nurtures and grows good young men, particularly through its service learning and immersion opportunities.
  • They appreciate that St Edmund’s provides an educational experience that caters for the diverse needs of learners and they like the varied senior pathways that Eddies offers.
  • They have an affinity with the values and beliefs of Catholic education and how this is expressed in the ethos of Edmund Rice Education Australia.
  • They love how Eddies gives the boys opportunities to get involved in a huge array of sporting and extra-curricular activities.

These five reasons consistently resonate for many families and their sons who eagerly speak of their hope and desire to be an Eddie’s man. Parents also appreciate that St Edmund’s is affordable and has a strong community focus.

Enrolment interviews will continue for the next few weeks into early Term 2. As places are filling quickly, we urge parents to get their enrolment applications in as soon as possible to avoid being placed on a waiting list.

Congratulations 8A and 11A Volleyball Teams – Premiers 2018

Well done to our 8A and 11A Volleyball teams who are crowned AIC Champions for 2018. After a very tough season in both Cricket and Volleyball, congratulations to all competitors for your contribution to your teams. It is great to see our Cricketers enjoying success with some notable individual and team performances. Thank you to all the coaches and managers for your time and effort preparing the boys and your encouragement throughout the season.

Best wishes to our Year 10 Football and Rugby Touring Teams

Over the next week our Year 10 Football and Rugby Teams travel to Cairns and New Zealand respectively. The Rugby team departs today and returns on Easter Saturday and the Football team departs on Sunday March 25 and returns on March 29. Thank you to the tour coordinators, Mr Dale O’Connell (Rugby) and Mr Wayne Warren (Football) and staff who will be accompanying the students for the duration. These opportunities are often pivotal experiences for the boys in shaping their attitudes and outlook. They each go with our prayers as they proudly represent our College as sporting and touring ambassadors.

Years 8 and 9 Camps – Formative Experiences

Next week our Year 8 and 9 students head off to camp from Monday to Wednesday. I’m very much looking forward to spending three days with the Year 8 boys and staff at Camp Kokoda. Both camps will give them experiences in outdoor recreational activities including hiking, canoeing, ropes courses and abseiling. These are formative opportunities that will test the boys’ capacity to overcome challenging obstacles in a safe and supervised context, as well as their capacity to work with others cooperatively. Often these camps become the making of the emerging young man. Please keep our Years 8 and 9 students in your prayers.


Over the past few weeks I have been asking you to pray for family and friends who have been unwell. We have a number of staff and students who have recently spent time in hospital due to illness including past staff such as Mr Keith Halpin, former AP Mission and Community, who is now teaching at Ambrose Treacy College, and continues to struggle with ill health. We continue to pray for our friends and family members who are sick and in pain. May God give them comfort and ease.

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal

The Deputy


Mission and Community

​"I have given you an example so that you should do as I have done to you." John 13:15

Today we came together as a community to mark the coming of Holy Week. The theme of the liturgy was Servant Leadership. Events during Holy Week highlighted that, throughout his life, Jesus set the example we must follow. Even during one of the most difficult weeks in His life, Jesus still took time to be present to those around Him. He provided an example for His disciples, showing love and servant leadership.

This was not the message Jesus gave to certain people, it was a message for all. Each day throughout our life we must set an example for others through our words and actions. We can all be leaders and live the life of a leader. Students, staff, teachers and the wider community of St Edmund’s College are challenged every day to take up the challenges set before us by Jesus. As we approach the most important time in our Church year, we are reminded that we must be a sister and a brother to another.

A Leader’s Prayer

Leadership is hard to define.

Lord, let us be the ones to define it with justice.

Leadership is like a handful of water.

Lord, let us be the people to share it with those who thirst.

Leadership is not about watching and correcting.

Lord, let us remember it is about listening and connecting.

Leadership is not about telling people what to do.

Lord, let us find out what people want.

Leadership is less about the love of power

and more about the power of love.

Lord, as we continue to undertake the role of leader let us be

affirmed by the servant leadership we witness in your son Jesus. Let

us walk in the path He has set and let those who will, follow.

Let our greatest passion be compassion.

Our greatest strength love.

Our greatest victory the reward of peace.

In leading let us never fail to follow.

In loving let us never fail. Amen

Thank you

To all the students, parents and staff who got involved with the Little King’s Movement last weekend. Thank you. We raised over $2200 for people in our community who do not have access to the same opportunities as we have and they are very grateful for your support.

2018 Garma Festival Immersion

The Garma Festival is an opportunity for members of our St Edmund’s community, both indigenous and non-indigenous, to:

  • genuinely engage with the culture, lore and matters of Australia’s First People
  • take advantage of the wisdom: running for 20 years, the Garma Festival has become a place for shaping policy and developing Indigenous business
  • be inspired, guided and formed as leaders in our community; buoyed by the wisdom of the experience to make a difference as Eddies’ men.

This is an experience of a lifetime that will change your world view. The Garma Festival will change your heart and mind and we have the opportunity to travel with three combined schools to the Festival. This includes St Columban’s Caboolture who have five years of Garma Festival to share.

The 9 day trip includes:

2 travel days (Brisbane to Darwin to Gove Peninsula return)

4 days at Garma Festival (including meals and accommodation)

3 days Darwin cultural experience

Cost: $2500 per person

This price is subsidised and does not cover the full cost of the festival ticket, travel and extra activities. Fundraising to support this experience would be necessary. For more information go to the Garma Festival Website:

We are currently taking expressions of interest for the Garam Festival Trip. If your son is interested in joining this experience or would like more information please email Mrs Marysia Rice:

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Mission and Community

Photos from the Little King's Collection - 18 March 2018

Learning & Teaching

Teaching and Learning

Exams, Reporting and Parent Teacher - Examinations are now complete and Reports will be available at the beginning of Term 2.

Exams, Reporting and Parent Teacher

Examinations are now complete and Reports will be available at the beginning of Term 2. Parent Teacher interviews are on Thursday May 3 and this is an important opportunity for all parents to communicate with teaching staff about your son’s progress. Please mark this date on your calendar.

NAPLAN Testing – Years 7 and 9


I take this opportunity to correct the dates for the NAPLAN testing for Years 7 and 9. The NAPLAN testing of Literacy and Numeracy takes place on Tuesday May 15, Wednesday May 16 and Thursday May 17 in Term 2. The equipment necessary for the tests appears below:

  • 2B OR HB Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Blue or Black Biro
  • Calculator
YEAR 12 Qld Core Skills (QCS)

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week are compulsory QCS practice days. They provide an excellent opportunity for Year 12s to have the complete QCS experience and preparation.

The students will have a workshop day on Monday, revising strategies for each paper in the QCS Test. Tuesday and Wednesday will see them undertake a full set of the four papers which make up the QCS Test. Lunch will be provided on these two days.

I look forward to working with my team – Ms Jean Yates, Head of Department: English; Ms Natalie Henness, Head of Department: Mathematics; working in partnership with the Year 12 students sitting the test, to equip them with the skills and strategies necessary for QCS 2018.

Best wishes.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning

Library News

Library's Top Borrowers

Top Borrowers

We celebrated the Term’s top borrowers last week with a pizza party. ‘Top borrowers’ are the students who have borrowed and read the most fiction, non-fiction and digital books from the St Edmund’s Library.

Harrison Walker (Year 8) borrowed and read 19 books and 43 e-books this term. Our Wheelers E-book and Audio-Book Platform enabled Harrison to continue to borrow and read over the January holidays. Outstanding effort Harrison!

Other top borrowers included: Rhonin Wardle (Year 7); Callum Rose (Year 10); Bryce Burton (Year 7); Aidan Doherty (Year 7) and Miguel Clutario (Year 10).

The Library celebrates its top borrowers because independent reading is important as it improves comprehension, builds vocabulary, increases fluency, develops general knowledge and improves grades.

Ms Karen Callaghan, Teacher-Librarian

QCS Test - Nominations called for Chief Community Representatives

Three nominations required from St Edmund's College Community

The Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test will be held at St Edmund’s College on Tuesday 4 September and Wednesday 5 September 2018.

St Edmund’s College is seeking nominations from THREE members of our community as follows: TWO Chief Community Representatives; and ONE Reserve.

Criteria: 1) personal attributes of discretion, tact, observation and thoroughness 2) current driver’s licence, 3) an email address. TOTAL Remuneration: $492.65.

For further information which includes Chief Community Representative Position Information, and an Application Form, please email Diane Denman at St Edmund’s College: Nominations are required into the College by Thursday 10 May 2018 to

Senior School

Middle School


Pastoral News

Career News

Careers - Week 9

Careers Week - On Monday 26 March, Year Ten students will undertake a Careers Assessment by Business Improvement Australia here at the College, as well as other career exploration activities

Careers Week

On Monday 26th March, Year Ten students will undertake a Careers Assessment by Business Improvement Australia here at the College, as well as other career exploration activities. Students on the Rugby and Football tours have already completed this assessment. In May, all Year Tens will attend a one and a half hour feedback interview where they will discuss their results and their possible career directions, as well as the type of subjects that would be useful or suitable in the senior years.

On Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th March, Year 10s will be involved in either Trial A Trade at the College under the supervision of Mr. Baxter OR UniTaste visits to University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and University of Southern Queensland Springfield to get a taste of university life. Students have already nominated for these activities.

This program is the starting point of our subject selection process for Year 11, as students will have the opportunity to experience some post-secondary school options. All students need to commit fully to the process to achieve the best possible outcomes for their future.

Careers Updates for Year 10, 11 and 12 Students

The Careers Options Bulletin is placed on EDE every fortnight under Careers Guidance. Students should take the time to browse this information bulletin which provides information on university, trades, defence force options and career exploration.

Defence News

Gap Year is open!

You can now apply for the 2019 Australian Defence Force (ADF) Gap Year, to experience life in the Navy, Army or Air Force. It’s an opportunity to experience military life, without committing to a longer period. An ADF Gap Year is a way to have an adventurous year, gain valuable skills and work experience and get paid for it. In 2019 there are 14 roles to choose from including:


  • Australian citizen
  • Aged between 18 and 24 years on admission
  • Year 12 completion (required passes vary by job)

Defence Jobs websitefor more information and to apply.

Tertiary News

Pharmacy Experience Day - save the date

Pharmacy Experience Day is an annual UQ showcase which invites students to discover where a Bachelor of Pharmacy can take them.

Throughout the day guests will take part in a range of hands-on laboratory activities, meet and quiz current students, and participate on a guided tour through the world class facilities.

All members of the public are invited to attend the Pharmacy Experience Day, held on Sunday 19 August 2018. More information at:

Business or Commerce degree - What’s the difference?

Institutions can differ in what they call their business-related degrees. For example, the Queensland University of Technology includes all its business specialisations/majors in its B Business. Griffith University and the University of Queensland offer both a business degree and a commerce degree with different specialisations/majors in each degree.

When researching business/commerce degrees, it is important to identify the specialisations or majors offered as this may influence the types of jobs you can apply for immediately after you graduate. According to Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CA) ‘business’ focuses on how individual organisations operate, while ‘commerce’ focuses more on the wider commercial and economic environment.

National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) 2018

NYSF website for detailed information about the application.

Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre

How do OPs compare with ATARs?

QTAC website. Note that these tables are based on 2017 Year 12 results so can be used as a guide only. You can learn more about ATARs and how to obtain an ATAR statement from the Student Connect website.

I’m not eligible for an OP. Can I still apply for courses through QTAC?

QTAC website (scroll down to the Year 12 students section) or talk to your school Guidance Officer/Counsellor to get an idea of how QTAC will calculate your OP ineligible rank.

You may receive additional ranks if you complete other qualifications that can be included in your Learning Account (e.g. Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma or acceptable music/speech and drama qualifications). If you receive more than one rank, the rules of the institutions you apply for will determine which of these ranks becomes your first order rank (the rank you are usually selected on). Note that you must still meet the subject prerequisites and any other entry requirements of the courses you apply for.

Interstate Tertiary Applications

In addition to applying through QTAC for Queensland tertiary courses, you can apply for courses in other states. All states except Tasmania use a tertiary admissions centre like QTAC. All applications are online. It is recommended that you familiarise yourself with the application information on the relevant websites including key dates for applications.

What are cut-offs?

In simple terms, cut-offs are the OP/rank of the last QTAC applicant to be given a course place before all the available places in the course were filled in any given offer round. Cut-offs are not normally predetermined. They are the result of supply and demand. That is:

  • Number of places available in the course
  • Number applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements
  • OP/rank of those applicants. Note that an applicant’s OP or rank may be improved by bonuses e.g. Educational Access Scheme, Subject Bonus Schemes.

Consequently, cut-offs can change from year to year. For example, the following are the OP cut-offs in the QTAC January offer round for two courses in selected years.


UQ Bachelor of Arts

QUT Bachelor of Creative Industries


OP 8

OP 6


OP 12

OP 12


OP 10

OP 8


OP 12

OP 10


OP 12

OP 11


OP 12

OP 13


OP 11

OP 13


OP 11

OP 13

QTAC website.

Mr Mark Currie, Head of Department: Careers


Music and Cultural

Music News

​Last Thursday our final performance for Term 1 took place...

Last Thursday our final performance for Term 1 took place. Nathan Curr and Daniel Scholl demonstrated a number of skills they have learnt in DJ’ing lessons this term. This was their first performance outside of these lessons. The students did an excellent job keeping many students (and teachers) entertained during second break in the Doody Coliseum. Well done boys.

Instrumental Lessons

All instrumental lessons will be finishing up this week (unless stated otherwise by your tutor). Most timetables for next term will be published by next Wednesday (last day of term). Some lessons will begin in Week 1 of next term (tutors will inform students of this).

Thank you

As we are coming to the end of this term, I would like to thank all students, staff and tutors involved in the Performing Arts program for their hard work and efforts so far this year. You are a credit to our College and I look forward to working with you all again next term.

I wish you all a safe and relaxing Easter break. Be sure to eat a lot of chocolate eggs and enjoy your time together as a family!

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

Public Speaking and Debating News

Public Speaking Competition

Public Speaking Competition

The Rostrum Voice of Youth competition is coming up soon and we are looking for keen young men to come test their nerve. The competition requires a prepared speech (6 minutes for Years 7 to 9 students; 8 minutes for Years 10 to 12) and a 3 minute impromptu speech prepared on the day (with 15 minutes time allocated).

It is not for the faint-hearted, however if you are willing to take the chance, great rewards may await you!

If this sounds like something you would like to try, contact me with your details by the end of this week at or if you are on campus come see me at the staff room at either break.


Round three of APEX Debating will continue Monday night at Ipswich Girls Grammar School. This will conclude the competition for some teams whilst others will continue their campaign early next term. Please check the EDE website for updated times.

Ms McAndrew, Debating Coordinator


SEC Sports Vs Club Sport

​SEC Sport vs Club Sport - In recent times I have become aware of a number of students who play club sport and have not nominated to play for the College as yet.

In recent times I have become aware of a number of students who play club sport and have not nominated to play for the College as yet.

However, I wish to draw your attention to the College expectations concerning possible clashes with school and club sporting fixtures.

The policy and guidelines as outlined below have been in place for many years and have been clearly articulated during the enrolment and entrance processes and form part of your acceptance agreement for your son’s enrolment at the College.

St Edmund’s deserves to field, in all its co-curricular involvement, the best possible representatives at whatever level of performance.

Clearly, this means that College sporting and cultural activities take priority over the demands of all outside bodies.

NO student should absolve himself of this commitment.

Mr Wayne Warren, Assistant Principal Activities

AIC Sport News - Week 9

Cricket and Volleyball

The Cricket and Volleyball season came to an end last Saturday with Round 7 against St Peter’s Lutheran College. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all students, coaches and parents involved in the season.

Congratulations to our 8A (undefeated) and 11A Volleyball sides who were successful in winning an AIC Premiership. It was also pleasing to see a number of our Cricket sides finish the season with a win (Firsts, Seconds, Thirds and 8B).

Rugby and Football

We have very quickly moved onto Rugby and Football trials this week as we prepare for Term 2 Sport. Please note we will hold Internal Trials at our Playing Fields at Tivoli on Saturday 24 March to assist in our preparation. It is an expectation that students who wish to play Rugby or Football in Term 2 attend all pre-season trials.

Please see below details around Rugby and Football Pre-Season and Trials over the next week as well as the holiday period. Please note that both sports will have activities running over the holidays and students are expected to communicate with their coach or coordinator if attendance is an issue. Please see below coordinators for 2018:

Years 7 and 8 Football Mr Nathan Manttan

Years 9 to 12 Football Mr Wayne Warren

Years 7 and 8 Rugby Mr Noel Gardner

Years 9 to 12 Rugby Mr Chad de Waard

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

AIC Cricket and Volleyball Season

The final point tables for AIC Cricket and Volleyball were released this week.

The final point tables for AIC Cricket and Volleyball were released this week. Our Volleyballers were placed 4th and Cricketers 8th in the Aggregate competition.

Congratulations in particular to our 11A and 8A Volleyball Premiership teams.

Final Placing

Volleyball – Aggregate 4th

Firsts 8

Seconds 8

Thirds 8

11A 1

11B 8

10A 3

10B 4

10C 6

9A 4

9B 4

9C 8

8A 1

8B 2

8C 4

7A 3

7B 4

7C 4

7D X

Cricket – Aggregate 8th

- Firsts 7

- Seconds 6

- Thirds 5

- 9A 8

- 8A 8

- 8B 6

- 7A 7

- 7B 8

- 7C 6

Thanks to the following Coaches who supported our teams in Term 1 and in particular, thank you to Coordinators, Mr D Robinson, Mr M Podolak and Mr M Luxton for their efforts in developing our Volleyball and Cricket programs.

Cricket Coaches

Coordinator Mr M Luxton

First XI Mr Tony Potbury (Coach)/Mr J de Beer (Manager)

Second XI Mr Luke McNamara

Third XI Mr Cade Banditt

9A Mr M Luxton

8A Mr Shane Reinke

8B Mr M Yates

7A Mr D O’Connell

7B Mr Lachlan Biljy

7C Mr J Dunne

Volleyball Coaches

Senior Coordinator Mr D Robinson

Junior Coordinator Mr M Podolak

First VI Mr T Hill

Second VI Mr D Mills

Third VI Mr P Reeves

11A Mr D Robinson

11B Mr N Manttan

10A Mr Steven Burton

10B Mr D Meehan

10C Mr J Broadbent

9A Mr M Podolak

9B Mr R Roy

9C Mr Jeremy Cowles

8A Mr M Aiken

8B Mr C de Waard

8C Mr A Montgomery

7A Mr M Podolak

7B Mr L Wilson

7C Mr M Steffens

7D Ms N Teitzel

AIC Volleyball Results vs St Peter's Lutheran College

Round 7, 17 March 2018

Firsts – Loss 0 – 3 A disappointing effort for our final game of the season. The third set showed our capable hitting power and defensive might, however too many errors were our defining issue. Ethan Robinson was sublime, Lachlan Payne played his usual best and Charlie Vince routinely found the floor.

Seconds – Loss 0 – 2 This game was a sound reflection on the season: very competitive, however, not able to convert chances, therefore sets slipping through our fingers. Isaac Washington found form at the net and managed to block the St Peter’s attack and score-winning hits, while Jeremy Leite had a good all-court game. The team displayed good effort and can be pleased with their performances throughout the season.

Thirds – Loss 0 - 2

11A – Win 2 – 1 Hoist it up! The Premiership has docked on the Bremer. Although we let the occasion overwhelm in the second set, we showed great resolve to take the game in the third. Jordan Hudspith was strong in the front court, while praise goes to Logan Atkins who made a huge contribution, stepping up to play his first game of Volleyball in three years.

11B – Loss 0 – 2 A disappointing finish to the season. While showing flashes of competitiveness early in the game, we made too many errors thereby throwing away both sets. Riley Steinhardt and Lachlan Stacey were standouts, while Jonathan Doyle, Matt Lowe, Cameron McAndrew and Lachlan Papas played well throughout.

10A – Win 2 – 0 The first set was well controlled from the start. The second set began shakily however the team found their rhythm and finished comprehensive winners. Most valued player was Merrick Small.

10B – Win 2 – 1 A strong start to the first set with some excellent serving and hitting from Joshua Wells and clever touches from Liam Kember. We lost our way in the second set and invited St Peter’s into the game. After an unsteady start to the third, we held our composure to win the game.

10C – Loss 0 – 2 A keenly contested match from the team. The scoreline could have been reversed on another day, with each set being lost by few points. The players displayed good spirit and persevered to the end. Some great serving from Miguel Clutario in the first set.

9A – Loss 1 – 2 Our lack of intensity and communication in the first set was our real problem in this match, therefore to lose in a tie break was deflating. More communication during attack is necessary if we are to play to our potential.

9B – Win 3 – 0 A convincing win provided a wonderful finish to the season through the outstanding effort of all players. Excellent games from Tyreece Page-Woodbridge and William Gordon.

9C – Loss 0 – 3 A good start to the game took us into the lead, however as we progressed the errors increased and the talk declined. A disappointing final game.

8A – Win 2 – 1 After winning the first set 25-12, St Peter’s were very competitive, holding St Edmund’s from the lead until the final two points of the third set. Riley Mills, Christopher Foy and Nathaniel Grace were our best players. Congratulations on an undefeated season.

8B – Win 2 – 0 An excellent team effort to win six straight games. Cohan Patrick and Tyler Cuthbert-Hough served well; the whole team were competitive. An excellent season.

8C – Win 2 – 1 A hesitant start drew simple errors in serving and communication. An improved performance in the second set saw the team dominate, taking the win 25-13. The final set was driven by enthusiasm and motivation, leading to a comfortable win.

7A – Loss 1 – 2 An error-riddled match allowed St Peter’s too many points.

7B – Loss 1 – 2 The match displayed excellent play interspersed with key errors at inopportune times. Congratulations to the team for your dedication and enthusiasm.

7C – Loss 1 – 2 All players should be proud of their performance. More energy would have clinched a win. A great season for all team members with a significant improvement in overall skill levels.

7D – Loss 1 – 2 A great first set took us to the lead, however too many balls were let go in the second, leading to a disappointing loss in this set. We were defeated narrowly in the final set in an extremely close game. Special mention to Captain, Nicholas Brown for his great games all season.

AIC Cricket Results vs St Peter's Lutheran College

Round 7, 17 March 2018

Firsts – Win 4/164 – 8/161 Hard work, perseverance and a good team effort contributed to our victory against St Peter’s. A good bowling performance by all players helped to restrict St Peter’s to 161 runs. Harrison Brown with 2 for 25, Billy Sheppard with 2 for 24, Patrick Towne with 2 for 18 and Dylan McAteer 2 for 29 were the best wicket takers. Nathan Meier bowled 6 overs for 18 runs. A 105-run partnership between Zeb Townsley and Christopher Johansson for the second wicket laid the foundation to defeat St Peter’s by 6 wickets. Christopher top-scored with 69 runs, Zeb with 30 runs and Billy Sheppard 37 runs not out were the best of the batters.

Seconds – Win 9/121 – 118 A game the team will remember as ‘coming down to the wire’. An excellent team effort in the field restricted St Peter’s to 118. Thomas Eugster bowled 2/0 in the final over of the innings. Riley Long narrowly missed the chance for a hat-trick after an excellent spell. Our game plan when batting was to be aggressive, however a few early wickets left us relying on our middle order performance, with Tommy Williams a commendable 20 from 28 balls, needing 2 from the final ball, Luke Warner delivered a boundary.

Thirds – Win 115 – 70 Great final game by the young men. Following a massive batting collapse in the early stage of the innings, the players fought back to post a competitive total. Good batting from Myles Brown, who played quality lower order shots.

9A – Loss 96 – 3/97 Hayden Bacon and Isaac Jordan batted well to achieve a respectable total, with Patrick Schmidt providing some good early batting. St Peter’s showed their class in batting playing positive cricket to pass our total 3 down. Congratulations to the team for their positive spirit and great team work.

8A – Loss 5/113 – 3/114 Strong contributions with the bat from Angus Chisholm (34), Connor Sampson (20) and Zane Kaatz (22 no.), lead us to a total of 5/113. The players had an average start with bowling and in the field, with Connor Sampson fighting back to take 3/19, however, the opposition reached our total, finishing on 3/114.

8B – Win 5/133 – 5/129 A deserving conclusion to the season for the hard working team celebrating their first win against St Peter’s; a team who defeated them in an earlier AIC trial game this season. Positive effort and communication in the field has been the foundation of this team and this was continued by all players on Saturday. Ethan Sadler highlighted the scoresheet with 56 not out to ensure the team tasted victory. Well done to all players who have represented the team this season.

7A – Loss 5/130 – 7/133 We batted first with our openers putting on a 42-run partnership. Christopher Costello (33 runs) and Mitchell Wade (22 runs) continued this solid start with the scoreline 1/70 at drinks (15 overs). After drinks, Ethan Dinsdale scored a quickfire 23 runs, however the loss of several wickets saw the runs diminish. We batted to 130 runs from our 30 overs as the Saints’ bowling tightened. Whilst we took 5 early wickets, St Peter’s benefitted from our early mis-fields and short bowling to be 5/40 after 4 overs. The opposition’s batting then settled and they scored regularly to reach 133 on the final ball of the 21st over. Ethan Dinsdale bowled superbly to finish with figures of 4/21.

7B – Loss 47 – 4/48 After a batting collapse, the team fought hard in the field to restrict St Peter’s. A win was not forthcoming, however special mention to Bailey Spencer for improving his bowling and Sam Rotar for taking vital wickets.

7C vs Marist College 7D - Loss 6/57 - 4/125 We were defeated convincingly by Maris. Andrew Scovell batted well to score an undefeated 17.

NQ Tour Raffle Results

Congratulations to the raffle winners

Rebel Sports Vouchers:

$200 1st Prize F Pennell

$100 2nd Prize L Whyte

$50 3rd Prize G Storey

Thank you to all who supported this fundraiser.

2018 Cross Country Carnival

The annual Cross Country Fun Run will be held Friday 20 April 2018

This event is used to determine our Year level Champions in Cross Country.

In addition, the event also doubles as the major fundraiser for the College Co-curricular program. All students were issued with sponsorship cards on Friday 9 March, and each student is expected and encouraged to seek sponsors.

As an incentive, prizes will be given to students who raise particular amounts of money.

Students who raise $25 can select two of the following prizes:-

- College water bottle - Sports Sack - Sports Socks - SEC Wallet

In addition, students who raise over $50 will receive

- Choice of sports ball OR - Movie ticket

Students who raise $50 will also receive

  • a ticket in the major prize draw

In fact, for each $5 over $50, students will receive

  • another ticket in the major prize draw

There will also be prizes for students who raise the most money individually and for class groups that have the highest average amounts of money. The major prize draw will be held in June when all sponsorship money has been handed in.


Tuckshop Roster - Week 10

Term 1, Final Week

No tuckshop helpers required next week. Thank you. Happy Easter!

School News

2018 Senior Jerseys

Orders for St Edmund’s College Senior jerseys are now being taken.

The design is posted on the notice board outside the Deans’ Room. Cost is $65. EFTPOS payments are to be made via College Reception or cash/cheque in a sealed envelope clearly marked with your name and "Senior Jersey" - to be placed in the locked box in the Student Office.

Sizing and payment need to be completed prior to the Easter break to allow inclusion in the initial jersey order.

Students must sign to verify that their information is correct. Any enquiries to Mr Mills during school hours on 3810 4400 or

Relief Administrative Officer required

Applications are called for the position of Relief Administrative Officer at St Edmund’s College.

If you have experience working within the Administration area, please submit a covering letter with your resume, including two current referee contacts to Cathy King at by Friday 13 April, 2018. A Working with Children Blue Card is essential for this position. A current First Aid Certificate would be preferred.


Thursday 17 May 2018


Thursday 17 May at the Ipswich Civic Centre

We are looking forward to celebrating the Year 12 Formal on next Thursday 17 May 2018 at the Ipswich Civic Centre, 7.00 for 7.30pm, and concluding at 11.00pm. Cost: $110 per person.

Families are welcome to attend the Pre-Formal event from 6.00 to 7.00pm. This will be held in the Undercroft area at St Edmund’s College. Photographers will be available for family photos.


Friday 23 March 2018

Friday 23 March 2018

7.00 to 10.00pm - $10 Entry

Open to invited schools ONLY - Years 7 to 12

Entry via current School ID ONLY

No hoods, baseball caps or bandanas
St Edmund’s College Hall, 16 Mary Street, Woodend
  • Boonah State High School
  • Bremer State High School
  • Brigidine College
  • Bundamba Secondary College
  • Faith Lutheran College
  • Ipswich Girls Grammar School
  • Ipswich Grammar School
  • Ipswich State High School
  • Kenmore State High School
  • Laidley State High School
  • Lowood State High School
  • Rosewood State High School
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  • St Mary’s College
  • St Peter Claver College
  • St Peter’s Lutheran College, Indooroopilly
  • St Peter’s Lutheran College, Springfield
  • Staines Memorial College
  • West Moreton Anglican College
  • Westside Christian College

Student Office Unclaimed Property


Unclaimed Property

There is a considerable amount of unnamed, unclaimed property accumulated in the Student Office including lunchboxes, sports gear, Year 7 camp items and shoes. At the end of term all unclaimed items will be donated to St Vincent de Paul.

If your son has misplaced property that is named, his name will appear on the student EDE notices under his Homeroom. Please have your son check the notices for his property.

Uniform Shop


St Mary's Parish MASS - Sunday 25 March 2018

All families are most welcome...

All families are invited to attend our St Edmund’s and St Mary’s Community MASS to celebrate Palm Sunday, this Sunday 25 March, 6.00pm

St Mary’s Church, Elizabeth Street, Woodend, Ipswich.

All families are most welcome.

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:


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