Newsletter - 24 August 2018

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

Stories Around the Campfire

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends,

Stories around the campfire

For a millennium we have been sharing our human stories. Our distant ancestors would sit around the campfire and tell the stories of the day and those of the past. It’s in our DNA to relive our successes and our hardships through story. Today at our Middle Years Academic Assembly we continued that ancestral tradition. We may not be sitting around a campfire like our primordial relatives, but we are keeping the campfire vigil alive by celebrating the academic stories of our Year 7, 8 and 9 Eddies’ young men in this way. Congratulations gentlemen on your outstanding achievements.

To underline the importance of academic achievement we invited a former Eddie’s graduate of 2013, Jake Notley, to tell his story. Jake is currently studying for a degree in Architecture while employed with Gibson Architects. He will then undertake further study to complete his Masters. Jake has also represented Queensland in Touch and was a member of the 2018 Broncos Touch Premiership Team. He said that when he was a student at Eddies his energy and focus was on getting involved in the extra-curricular life of the College. He loved to play sport and was honoured to be selected as House Leader in his final year. Jake told the boys to ‘get immersed in the life of the College’. He said that is how he eventually found his niche and developed the confidence to do well in his studies. Thank you Jake, for sharing your story at our Eddie’s campfire.

Morgan House Athletics Champions 2018

Congratulations to Morgan House on being crowned Athletic Champions for 2018 at last Friday’s annual St Edmund’s College Athletics Carnival. Well done to the Senior House Leaders: Regan Griffiths and Luca Pavlenco, and Junior House Leaders: Sam Burling and Seth Bishop who led their House by example. Morgan House Dean, Mr David Mills, was rightly proud of all the young men in Morgan House who contributed to the overall result by their participation and effort on the day.

Congratulations to each of the Age Champions for 2018 who were acknowledged on the day and have been named in today’s newsletter. The carnival was a great success thanks to the overall organisation of Mr Max Luxton and the assistance of many staff. Thank you everyone who was involved, particularly our grounds staff who worked tirelessly to set up all the events.

QCMF - Silver and Bronze

Last weekend our two St Edmund’s College Choirs, under the choral tutelage of Music Teacher Fran O’Sullivan, achieved silver medals at the Queensland Catholic Colleges’ Music Festival. As well, our Eddie’s String Ensemble under the direction of instrumental teacher, Ms Sandra Randall, achieved a Bronze medal. These meritorious awards underline the strength of the music and choral programs offered at Eddies. The competition was of an extremely high standard bringing together entries from Catholic schools across the five Diocese in Queensland. Well done gentlemen and thank you to your dedicated teachers for giving you these opportunities to perform at such a high level.

Photos of the Week
Prayers

We pray for rain for parts of Outback Australia where our farmers are doing it tough. Dear God, please look upon our dry and thirsty land and send down your rain to help our farming brothers and sisters.
Live, Jesus, in our hearts…FOREVER!

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal

The Deputy

Identity

Mission and Community

Dads and Lads Night next Friday 31 August - 6.00pm

CAPSA Week of Prayer and Action

This week is the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CASPA) National Week of Prayer and Action. This initiative was formed to turn hearts and minds to compassion with the dream of an Australia that welcomes and respects people seeking asylum. We are often bombarded with misconceptions about asylum seekers. We often hear the term ‘Illegal Immigrants.’
Asylum seekers are not immigrants. Immigrants leave by choice and are able to return home at any time. Asylum seekers leave because they are forced to for fear of persecution and cannot return due to that fear. Even those asylum seekers who enter Australia without a valid visa by sea or plane are not illegal. They are permitted to enter without prior authorisation because this right is protected by Article 31 of the 1951 Refugee Convention which recognises they have strong cause for entering without a visa. The phrase ‘illegal immigrant’ is therefore highly misleading.
Our community is committed to seeing positive change for people seeking asylum and for refugees in Australia. We will continue to challenge common misconceptions to encourage a compassionate stance in line with Jesus of the Gospels and Catholic social teaching and will continue, until change comes.
As part of our acknowledgment of the CAPSA Week of Prayer and Action, a mural was created by a group of Year 9 students. The goal of creating this mural was to be a simple visual representation of our attitudes toward the people seeking asylum in Australia, whilst also promoting discussion around the subject.

The boats - taken from the Heritage Mass this term - represent the individuals who make up our community, as well as their talents and strengths. Written on the inside of these boats are some messages from our students in regard to what they bring to our community. Naturally, the boats themselves are also symbolic of what is being represented over this week.

The letters SEC – Each of these letters is surrounded by terms, words and phrases that our students have associated with the struggles asylum seekers face and the adversity they endure. Beyond that as well, the message “Eddies Welcomes You” is written across the letters.

CAPSA Week Prayer

Dear Lord,
Clear our eyes that we may see the suffering of the refugee, asylum seeker and displaced person.
Open our ears that we may hear the cries of those deep in despair.
Release our feet that we may walk on paths where we may spread some comfort.
Unloose our tongues that we might speak your words of hope and love.
Give us open hearts that we may be truly hospitable to the stranger in our midst.
Be present to the needs of those who seek asylum and guide us in offering hope.
Amen.

Upcoming Events

There are many events and service opportunities that take place around the College. These activities enrich the lives of the students and the wider community. We strongly encourage all our students to get involved in community activities throughout the year.

Mission and Community Dates and Events - Term 3

Parents, Families and Friends, please mark these dates in your diary. We would love you to join in our community events throughout Term Three.

Sunday 26 August: Parish Mass at St Mary’s Church Ipswich 6.00pm
All are welcome to share in the Eucharistic Celebration and stay for a cuppa and a chat following Mass.
NEXT WEEK: Friday 31 August: Dads ‘n’ Lads Evening 6.00pm
Dads and significant men in the lives of our students, come along with your lad for an evening of fun to mark Fathers’ Day and to acknowledge the important place in our community of these men.
Thursday 30 August: Purga Mission Formation Trip
Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are invited together with a friend to experience a day out at Purga Mission. They will hear stories of the area and share the day with students from St Mary’s and the Flexi-Learning Centre. More information is available from Mrs Rice’s office. Please return forms by Tuesday 21 August.
Wednesday 5 September: Year 10 Rite of Passage Challenge Day and Ceremony
The culmination of a term of reflection, activity and development, where the Year 10 students will participate in activity, challenge and reflection throughout the day. This will end in the evening with the Rite of Passage Ceremony. All parents are invited to attend and more information will be provided.
*** NOTE CHANGE OF DATES
***Friday 14 September: Final Rookies Afternoon
The last opportunity for the Year 7s of 2019 to gather and experience time at Eddies.
***Friday 14 September: Mothers’ Mass and Dinner
Beginning with Mass at St Mary’s Parish Church followed by dinner at Brothers Ipswich Leagues Club, Wildey Street, Raceview, all Mothers and women connected to the College are invited to share in this event. Dinner bookings are $35 via College Reception (3810 4400) or Kath Creedy (0403 26 99 55. Full details are provided on the flyer.

Have a wonderful week.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Mission and Community

Learning & Teaching

Teaching and Learning

Year 11 Mentoring Finalists Announced

Year 11 Mentoring Program

This week the Year 11 Mentoring students delivered their presentations to our judge Ms Julie Younger. The competition was of a very high standard and the students are to be commended on their hard work. The three finalists are Bowen Walker- Aerospace Engineering, Anthony Gatti – Law, and Luke Parsons – Zoology. The three now complete in the final on Thursday August 30 at the University of Southern Queensland Ipswich Campus. Congratulations to all participants.

2018 Year 11 Mentoring Finalists: Bowen Walker, Anthony Gatti and Luke Parsons

Year 11 Mentoring Group

SET Plans

This week our Year 10 students have been participating in their SET Plan Interviews with the Heads of Department. This is an important process for planning the students’ final two years of their schooling. I thank all parents for attending and working with the staff.

Exams and Assignments

All students should now be working through assignments and preparing for exams. I ask parents and caregivers to take time to talk with your sons about their academic commitments at this time.

Best wishes.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning

CONGRATULATIONS Junior School Academic Award Winners

Years 7, 8, 9 Awards for Semester I, 2018

YEAR 7

Honours

  • Angus Brosnan
  • Patrick Hunter
  • Ethan Isaacs
  • Don Palatty Davis
  • Jack Thomas
  • Corbin Walker
  • Ethan Windolf

Merit

Reuben Acutt
Clay Baker
Hudson Bertram
Fletcher Brown
Nicholas Brown
Jaeden Cabatuan
Jack Cairns
Lochlan Davis
William Eiby
Tafito Falaniko Ah-Ki
Damian Jendra
Nicholas Luttrell
Isaac McCarthy
Ben Naish
Siluna Nanayakkara
Lochlan Nguyen
Harry Noonan
Reece Ostrofski
Rex Quince
Finlay Rose
Kynan Stoakes
Jack Strick Van Linschoten
Michael Tate
Ronald Tom
Jack Treagle
Thomas Warren
Benjamin Watson


YEAR 8

Honours

  • Christopher Baker
  • Noah Bertram
  • Stewart England
  • Liam Gannaway
  • Indigo Greenhill-Watts
  • Kade Grieve
  • Ben Ivanovic
  • Cody Knight
  • Joseph Molinaro
  • Connor Sampson
  • Liam Wallis

Merit

  • Ryan Casha
  • Dustan Colliss
  • Logan Davies
  • Thomas Doyle
  • Cooper Dunning
  • Phoenix Fordham
  • Adam Hammant
  • Hamish Henderson
  • Matthew Janssen
  • Nathan May
  • Jack Stewart
  • Ethyn Vit

YEAR 9

Honours

  • Ekachai Adams
  • Hayden Bacon
  • Samuel Callaghan
  • Haydon Caunce
  • Shaun Costello
  • Patrick Dinte
  • Johnathan Donnelly
  • Harry Hunter
  • Kobie Low
  • Hayden Molkentien
  • Lachlan Norton
  • Patrick Schmidt
  • Ryan Verrenkamp
  • Mitchell Vesper

Merit

  • Kynan Baartz
  • Adam Beck
  • Thomas Bopf
  • Lachlan Brown
  • Rory Jackson
  • Lorcán Lenaghan
  • Jiehao Liang
  • Isaac McKew
  • Alexander McNeill
  • Jack Murray
  • Byron Ruhl
  • Connor Shaw
  • Mitchell Trebbin
  • Hugh Tyne

Library News - Week 6

Action Packed BOOK WEEK

Arrrggh Matey! What an action-packed Book Week at St Edmund’s College. Using this year’s theme of Find Your Treasure, students participated in a number of different activities.

Michael Gerard Bauer, author of The Running Man (Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Older Readers in 2005) and Rodney Loses it! (Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Early Childhood 2018) spoke to the Years 7 and 8 students about his books and where he finds the inspiration and ideas for his novels.

During the week, over 100 students armed themselves with QR scanners and chased down clues to the location of the hidden treasure. The treasure hunt involved the boys solving word puzzles and deciphering codes to follow the treasure map and find their prize.

Home rooms, departments and core classes also participated in the Book Week Window Display Competition. Classes had to create a window display on a book or the theme of Book Week – Find Your Treasure. Entries will be judged by Art Teacher, Ms Purcell.

The Library also had a Book in a Bottle Competition. Random sentences from a novel were placed in a jar and students had to guess the name of the book. There was a lot of talk and speculation however the correct answer was Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

Ms Karen Callaghan, Teacher-Librarian

Library Learning Hub News - Week 6

Tutoring to improve your marks for the term

Things are getting busy with “The Hub” - Tuesday we had forty-five students taking advantage of some extra time and help to do a range of Maths assignments over several Year levels and also homework. As well - we had Biology and Graphics work happening.

Come along to get some work done - ask for help if needed - and use the time effectively to improve your marks for the term.

We look forward to your attendance.

Ms Louise McNamara ,

SEC After Hours Learning Coordinator
lmcnamara@sec.qld.edu.au

Senior School

Middle School

Assistant Principal Students

Career News

Careers - Week 6

Holiday NIDA Courses Brisbane - Technology Futures - Caring for Animals - QTAC

The High Five of career development revisited

The High Five are five concepts that are very important for managing our careers in today’s rapidly changing world of work. You can access videos that explain the High Five concepts by using the following links.

The Future of Technology

By 2030, 50% of all jobs will require IT-related skills to some degree. USQ’s Future of Information Technology Report looks at how digital technologies will continue to drive economic growth, and what specific skills will define successfully acquired IT-related skills which include:

  • Knowledge for Solving Computing Problems
  • Problem Analysis
  • Communications
  • Design / Development of Solutions
  • Modern Tool Usage
  • Individual and Team Work
  • Computing Professionalism and Society
  • Ethics
  • Life-long Learning

The full report is available by providing your email address on USQ’s Information Technology website.

Interested in caring for animals?

The Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website has several resources you will find useful in finding apprenticeships relevant to caring for animals. These include:

Lattitude Global Volunteering

Lattitude Global Volunteering has vacancies in some of its 2019 programs. Visit the website for more information.

World Education Program Student Exchange (WEP)

WEP will hold an information session from 7 – 8.30 pm on Wednesday 5 September 2018 in Brisbane at Fulton Trotter Lounge, Spring Hill. Visit the WEP website to register.

NIDA: Courses in Brisbane during the September holidays

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) will offer several holiday courses for students in Years 11 and 12 in September and October this year:

  • NDA Audition Preparation – focuses specifically on NIDA’s BFA Acting auditions during 24 – 28 September 2018 at Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI), Brisbane.
  • Screen Acting Boot Camp – aims to instill you with the essentials of screen acting and screen confidence during 29 – 30 September 2018 at Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI), Brisbane.
  • NDA Film School Production – gain experience in scene direction and screen action during 2 – 5 October 2018 at St Laurence’s College, Brisbane.
  • Auditions masterclass – get audition-ready with NIDA experts during 6 – 7 October 2018 at St Laurence’s College, Brisbane.

Visit the NIDA website for more details for more courses that go longer than the holiday period.

QTAC

Ordering your preferences

You can apply for up to six courses on the QTAC application. The order in which you place the courses is very important. QTAC advises the following plan (like a ‘recipe’).

  • Preferences 1 and 2: Desired courses - the courses you most want to study even if you are not sure you will get an offer.
  • Preferences 3 and 4: Back-up courses – less competitive courses or courses at other institutions that you are prepared to study if you don’t get your higher preferences. They could be used to upgrade to your higher preference courses in the future.
  • Preferences 5 and 6: Admission Pathway courses - courses that are not competitive and will help you upgrade to your higher preference courses in the future. These are safety net courses.

When processing your application, the QTAC computer starts with your preference 1 course. If you are eligible for this course (i.e. you meet all the entry requirements and are at or above the entry threshold), you will be offered this course and your other preferences will not be looked at. If you are not eligible for your preference 1 course, the QTAC computer will go down to your next course preference and will continue down your list of courses until it finds a course you are eligible for or it exhausts your list of preferences and you then won’t receive an offer. If you follow the plan (the recipe), you will receive an offer. It may not be for your preference 1 but it will be a foot-in-the-door to upgrading, hopefully in one year, to the course you want. See p. 13 of the 2019 Year 12 Guide for more information about preferencing.

You can change preferences after you submit your application. The first three change of preference sessions are free. Subsequent change sessions cost $43. When you make all of the changes you want, then press ‘Save’, that is then considered one change session. So, make as many changes as you want and when you are happy with the courses and their order, press ‘Save’. Don’t change your preferences impulsively. Think carefully about them. See your school Guidance Officer/Counsellor if you need assistance.

QTAC’s online application is live

QTAC’s online application for tertiary courses commencing in Semester One 2019 was activated on 2 August 2018. This doesn’t mean you must apply immediately! You need to do some preparation before you are ready to apply.

  • Know your LUI. You will need this as part of your application so QTAC can access your results when they are released by the QCAA in December
  • Check your learning account to see if all your qualifications are there, especially if you have completed courses outside of school that are recognised by the QCAA
  • The application will ask if you want to authorise someone to represent you if, for some reason, you are unavailable to respond to a course offer. Most students nominate one of their parents. You will need your parent’s full name, date of birth (including year of birth) and contact details.
  • Are you going to apply for QTAC’s Educational Access Scheme (EAS)? If so, which category or categories are you going to apply under? Speak to your Guidance Officer or School Counsellor for assistance.
  • How are you going to pay the $43 application fee? By credit card (yours or your parent’s), BPay or QTAC voucher?
  • Select and order your course preferences. This means you need to research courses and make some decisions about what you want to apply for.

While 14 December 2018 is the last date to apply for and submit supporting documentation for the 16 January offer round, it is recommended that you check the closing dates for QTAC course applications (Page 20 and 21 in the QTAC book) to be sure that you don’t miss out on the course you want.

To be considered for the 20 December round offer, your application and supporting documentation must be submitted to QTAC by 7 December. For more information on offer rounds go to Page 20 and 21 in your QTAC book or visit the QTAC website.

Scholarships

UMelb: New Scholarships

Additional scholarships will be available to students applying to The University of Melbourne:

  • Hansen Scholarship Program –
    • Commences in 2020 with the aim of providing 20 x students from around Australia with the financial, academic and social support to study. They will receive free accommodation in a purpose-built hall with paid living expenses for their undergraduate degree. Applications open in early 2019. More information is available here.
  • Melbourne National Merit Scholarship –
    • All undergraduate applicants who completed school outside of Victoria with an an ATAR of 99.00 – 99.85 will be eligible to automatically receive a one-off allowance of $8,000 in the first semester of enrolment. More information is available here.
  • Melbourne Humanitarian Access Scholarship –
    • Commences in 2019 for 4 x students who have applied for asylum in Australia. Recipients will receive $5,000 per year living allowance and a full fee remission for the standard duration of their degree. Find more information here.

UQ Sport scholarships

Applications for UQ sporting scholarships are now open. Visit their website for more information

USQ: Early Round Scholarships closing soon

University of Southern Queensland offers 50 x Early Round scholarships to Year 12 students before they complete high school and receive their OP results. The application window for the Early Round Scholarships closes on 31 August 2018. Read more about the Early Round Scholarships here.

QUT Vision Australia scholarships

Each year, Vision Australia awards Further Education Bursaries to a select number of students who are blind or have low vision. The bursaries provide adaptive technology to help students fully participate and succeed in their chosen studies. Assistive technology can eliminate barriers to education and enhance access to information. It enables students to read course material, conduct research and improve their student life. For more information and details on how to apply, please visit www.visionaustralia.org/bursar...

USC: Indigenous Direct Entry Scheme (IDEAS)

IDEAS is a USC initiative aimed at increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in programs across all areas of study. This is a direct entry scheme for people who:

  • may not have received an OP
  • who received an OP that does not meet the minimum selection threshold for their chosen course, or
  • who might not have completed Year 12.

Find out more about IDEAS here.

Interested in studying overseas?

Applying to an overseas university can be exciting, but it can also be confusing as each country has a different application system. Find a good overview on the Times Higher Education website, Applying to university overseas: what to consider. This can provide you with a useful summary of some of these systems. The article has links to other articles that may interest you.

SAT and ACT for USA

Universities in the USA may require you to sit for a test as part of the application and/or scholarship process. The SAT and the ACT are the most commonly required tests. The SAT and ACT generally test the same types of content. If you are given a choice of which test to sit for, it would be useful to know something about both tests. The Khan Academy website has a free SAT preparation module and the ACT Organisation can provide you with Sample test questions.

Australian Defence Force (ADF) Gap Year

Applications for the 2019 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 posi0tions 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:

27/08/2018

Australian Defence Force Academy Information Session Gold Coast

28/08/2018

Trade Careers Information Session Ipswich

29/08/2018

Defence Careers Information Session Chermside

01/09/2018

7yh Combat Brigade Open Day Chermside

04/09/2018

A Night in the Army Reserve Information Dession Southport

Selected Queensland tertiary institution open days

September

1 – Central Queensland University Emerald open day hosted at the Emerald campus just off the Capricorn Highway, Emerald. Drop in anytime between 9 am – 1 pm on Friday 1 September 2018. See more information and register on the CQU event page.

1 – University of Southern Queensland Ipswich open day at the Ipswich campus from 10 pm – 1 pm on Saturday 1 September 2018. 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.

7 – University of Southern Queensland Springfield open day at the Springfield campus from 3 pm – 7 pm pm on Friday 7 September 2018. 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.

Ms Madelyn Hall, Acting Careers Guidance Counsellor

General

From All Saints Parish, Boonah

General Parish Assembly - 16 September 2018

News from All Saints Parish, Boonah - Father Nicholas Okafor

"Listen with the ear of the heart" - St Benedict

All Saints Parish, Boonah welcomes all parishioners to a General Parish Assembly after Mass (approximately 10:30am) on Sunday 16 September, to be held in All Saints Parish Hall, John St, Boonah.

This gathering will be open to all parishioners and will be a time for Father Nicholas to listen to your thoughts on all topics related to the Parish. We look forward to your company.

Yours in Christ, All Saints Boonah Parish Council.

For more information, please contact Ms Fiona Hogeveen (Parish Council Member, St John’s, Peak Crossing on M: 0402 028 662), or Father Nicholas for further information.

Music and Cultural

Music News - Week 6

Performing Arts Concert - Years 7 to 9 - Thursday 6 September 2018

Qld Catholic Colleges’ Music Festival
It’s been another massive week for the Performing Arts Department with two events taking place. Last weekend saw the College Choir, Combined Colleges’ Choir and the Combined Colleges’ String Ensemble participate in the Queensland Catholic Colleges Music Festival (QCMF). Both choirs came away this year with a Silver Award and the String Ensemble achieved Bronze. This was a great result as the standard of this festival is getting higher every year with over a thousand students participating over the three days. Congratulations to all students involved in these ensembles and thank you to Ms Frances O’Sullivan and Ms Sandra Randall for all their hard work in preparing these ensembles for the Festival.

Performing Arts Night - 22 August
Wednesday saw the final Performing Arts Night for this year take place with the night being filled with many quality performances once again. Thank you to all staff involved in preparing students and ensembles for this event. Thank you also those staff who assisted on the night, as without your efforts this evening would not have run as smoothly.

All students are to be congratulated on their efforts throughout the year for the Performing Arts Nights. We look forward to displaying the talents of students again at our end-of-year Cultural Showcase next term (19 October). This event will be held in the McAuley Centre at St Mary’s College.

Performing Arts Concert - Years 7 to 9 - 6 Sept - 6.00pm
Our last Performing Arts event for this term is the Junior Concert (Years 7,8 and 9). This is a wonderful event that gives our younger students the chance to perform in front of an audience for the first time. This Concert will be held on Thursday, 6 September in our Performing Arts Centre at 6.00pm.

Instrumental Tuition
With only three weeks of instrumental music lessons remaining for this term, students are reminded to keep checking their lesson times. Please be punctual for your lesson. If you have an in-class assessment, please let either your tutor or myself know of this assessment.

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

SEC Debating News

Results - Rounds 1 and 2

Round 1 - 16 August 2018
Thursday afternoon of last week was the opening of the Inter-School Debating competition between St Edmund’s College and St Mary’s College. This year saw some dynamic changes to the competition. Sharing the venues between St Mary’s College and ourselves, we have also extended the Debating competition to the St Mary’s Primary School Year 6 students. Consequently we saw almost sixty students compete in teams of mixed ages and gender, debating various topics like ‘Should ‘Fortnite’ be banned’ through to the more topical issue of ‘Whether reusable plastic bags are worse than single-use bags’. Many thanks to the staff from both St Mary’s Primary and St Mary’s College who assisted in mentoring our students for this, their first official debate.

Students who are interested can join in. Please note the various venues.
Weeks 7 (30/8) and 9 (13/9) held at St Edmund’s College – meeting at Siberia (St Edmund’s) for 3.00pm start finishing at 5.00pm.
Week 8 (6/9) held at St Mary’s College – meeting in the front Reception at St Edmund’s College by 2.50pm for a 3.00pm start.

All beginners and experienced debaters are welcome.

Round 2 - 23 August 2018
On Thursday afternoon over sixty students from St Edmund’s College, St Mary’s College and St Mary’s Primary met at St Mary’s to continue the Inter-school Debating competition. This week saw the organisation of teams and some real debates happening, with skills already developing. Junior topics discussed were Whether Queensland had made a good decision in banning single use plastic bags, while the Seniors argued The merits of incorporating an additional language for all students from Prep. Fantastic team work was evident from the mixed age and gender groups. Special mention to the Year 7 team of Jeremy Webb, Jovany Jirima and Jaydan Land for matching their talents against the formidably experienced team of Isaac McKew, Jay Steele and Firsts Debating Captain, Tasman Pearl. Year 11 students Ronan Murphy, Luke Franz and Patrick Cavanagh acted as mentors, coaching the primary students to success and teaching them some of the clever tips required for a winning debate.
Week 7: Thursday will see the ongoing competition back at St Edmund’s College – we ask all students to watch for the notices, as topics will be released early next week.
Reminder:
Week 7 - St Edmund’s College to host
Week 8 - St Mary’s College to host
Week 9 – Finals held at St Edmund’s College

Ms Kylie McAndrew, SEC Debating Coordinator

Sport

Sports News - Week 6

AIC SPORT 2019

2019 AIC SPORT

I spoke to the students on Monday’s Activities Assembly regarding the changes coming our way for 2019 AIC Sport. Please see the information below for your planning as we begin to look forward to an exciting year of AIC Sport. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to get in contact with the Sports Office (3810 4416).

Basketball and Tennis

I hope everyone enjoyed a well earned break from Saturday sport last weekend. We get back into competition tomorrow with fixtures against St Laurence’s College.

Best of luck to all teams.

NON-AIC SPORT

Regional Athletics Trials – Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 August

Please note that the College will offer bus transportation to and from the trials each day. The bus will depart from the Pender House Car Park at 7.00am and return at approximately 4:30pm each day. Alternatively, parents may wish to transport your sons to the trial.

Please ensure students have correct paperwork on them for the trial (students were provided with paperwork from the Western District Track and Field Trial). All paperwork must be filled out and handed to St Edmund’s College staff at the trial. Also, please ensure the $25 fee has been paid to St Edmund’s College Front Reception either by phone (3810 4400) or in person before Tuesday 28 August at 8.00am.

Staff contacts for the two days will be the College Athletics Coordinators Mr Chad de Waard and Mr Nic Aldridge.

Finally, students will be provided with a Western District singlet in which to compete. This singlet needs to be returned once a student has finished their last event. Athletes must be competing in College shorts and socks and are encouraged to wear the blue sports shirt (squad shirt) when not competing.

A program of events was provided in the paperwork given to students but can also be found on the Met West website.

I wish students the best of luck for the trials.

Hockey

Our Hockey side continues to play well and had another big win against Kelvin Grove last Friday (13-0). This afternoon we play Marist College Ashgrove in a top-of-the-table clash.

Touch

Well done to our three Touch teams who travelled to Toowoomba last Sunday to compete in the first Carnival for their season. All three teams had varying degrees of success and coaches are happy with progress at this early stage in the season. We welcome Ambrose Treacy College next Friday to our College grounds for an Under 15 clash.

Congratulations to Kyarn Fourmile who has been selected in the National Indigenous Schoolboys Rugby 7s side.

Well done to Ethan Ketelhohn and Logan Atkins who won Gold and Bronze respectively playing for Queenland at the National Basketball Championships in Darwin last weekend.

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

CHANGES TO AIC SPORT 2019

Introduction of AFL and Rugby League in 2019

TERM 1

Swimming, Cricket, Volleyball, AFL (New in 2019)

TERM 2

Cross Country, Rugby Union, Football, Chess

TERM 3

Track and Field, Basketball, Tennis, Rugby League (New in 2019)

TERM 4

Track and Field

Changes for 2019
o New Sports of AFL and Rugby League

o Cross Country moved into Term 2

All Sports are played on a Saturday except for:
o AFL → Years 8/9 and Firsts (Years 10-12) will play on a Friday night. Year 7 will play on a Saturday
morning

o Swimming and Track and Field → Friday night practice meets with a mid-week Championship Day/s

o Cross Country → Mid-week practice meets and a mid-week Championship Day

Inter-House Athletics Carnival Results

17 August 2018

Inter-House Athletics Carnival RESULTS

Year 7

1st Tom Tracey (A) 61
2nd Tyson Golding (T) 29
3rd Isaac McCarthy (M) 28

Year 8
1st Ryan Casha (F) 47
2nd Jayden Smith (R) 31
3rd Tyler Cuthbert (M) 26

Year 9
1st Blake McGreevey (A) 46
2nd Hayden Molkentein (A) 45
3rd Brock McNamara (C) 43

Year 10
1st Kerryn Ryan (R) 71
2nd Callum Rose (R) 28
3rd Luke Marsh (T) 26

Year 11
1st Ben Thomas (M) 71
2nd Jordan Hudspith (C) 49
3rd Jude Thomas (C) 35

Year 12
1st Zac Farrell (E) 44
2nd Jai Weatherhog (F) 33
3rd Cameron Kelland (R) 30

House Points
1st Morgan 606
2nd Elliott 583
3rd Ambrose 561
4th Callan 561
5th Rice 526
6th Finn 518
7th Ignatius 516
8th Treacy 494

Father Oxenham Trophy 100 - Benjamin Thomas (M)
Cuthbert Trophy 800m - Billy Bishell (I)
Vikstrom Trophy 1500m - Billy Bishell (I)

AIC Basketball Fixtures - 25 August 2018

Round 5 Vs St Laurence's College

FIRSTS

12:15pm

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 1, Stephens Rd, South Brisbane

SECONDS

11:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 1, Stephens Rd, South Brisbane

THIRDS

11:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 2, Stephens Rd, South Brisbane

Fourths

10.15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 2, Stephens Rd, South Brisbane

11A

10:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 1, Stephens Rd, South Brisbane

11B

9:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 2, Stephens Rd, South Brisbane

10A

9:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 1, Stephens Rd, South Brisbane

10B

8:15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 1, Stephens Rd, South Brisbane

10C

8.15am

Away

SLC Sports Centre, Court 2, Stephens Rd, South Brisbane

9A

1:15pm

Home

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

9B

12:15pm

Home

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

9C

1:15pm

Home

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

8A

11:15am

Home

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

8B

10:15am

Home

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

8C

12:15pm

Home

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

8D

11:15am

Home

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

7A

9:15am

Home

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

7B

8:15am

Home

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

7C

10:15am

Home

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

7D

9:15am

Home

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

7E v Vill 7F

8.15am

Home

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

BUS INFORMATION

Bus for Basketball (1sts, 2nds, 3rds, 4ths, 11A, 11B, 10A, 10B & 10C) departs the College at 7.00am and returns to SEC at approximately 3.00pm

AIC Tennis Fixtures - 25 August 2018

Round 5 Vs St Laurence's College

FIRSTS

8:00am

Away

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre, Messines Ridge Road, Mt Gravatt

SECONDS

10:30am

Away

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre, Messines Ridge Road, Mt Gravatt

11A

10:30am

Away

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre, Messines Ridge Road, Mt Gravatt

10A

8:00am

Away

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre, Messines Ridge Road, Mt Gravatt

10B

8:00am

Away

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre, Messines Ridge Road, Mt Gravatt

9A

8:00am

Away

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre, Messines Ridge Road, Mt Gravatt

9B

8:00am

Away

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre, Messines Ridge Road, Mt Gravatt

8A

10:00am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

8B

10:00am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

7A

10:00am

Home

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

7B

10:00am

Home

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

BUS INFORMATION
Tennis (1sts, 2nds, 11A, 10A, 10B, 9A & 9B) departs the College at 7am and returns to SEC at approximately 1.00pm

Basketball and Tennis Photo Schedule - 25 August 2018

Photo Venue - Siberia Covered Area - St Edmund's College

Please ensure that you are on time and your full playing uniform is neat and tidy

7:50am

7B

Basketball

7:55am

7E

Basketball

8.45am

7A

Basketball

8:50am

7D

Basketball

9.25am

8A/B

Tennis

9.30am

7A/B

Tennis

9:45am

8B

Basketball

9:50am

7C

Basketball

10:45am

8A

Basketball

10:50am

8D

Basketball

11:45am

9B

Basketball

11:50am

8C

Basketball

12:45pm

9A

Basketball

12:50am

9C

Basketball

Tuckshop

Tuckshop Roster - Week 7

Week commencing 27 August 2018

Mon 27 Aug: P Smith, L McPherson, M Rose.

Tue 28 Aug: G Weier, L McLean, M Towne.

Wed 29 Aug: S Walker, K Kovacs, K Jackson.

Thu 30 Aug: D Morris, V Valiente.

Fri 31 Aug: J Lacey, B Keats.

School News

Defence Week

100 Years Commemoration of The Great War

Next week has been dedicated to recognising our Defence Forces, and paying our respects to our service personnel. Defence plays an important part in our College as we have many students with parents serving in the Defence Force. As well, a number of our students enlist once they graduate.

Our connections go back as far as World War One, as some of those lives lost during The Great War were once students of Christian Brothers College, Ipswich. These men showed great courage, with some paying the ultimate sacrifice.

In 2018 we commemorate 100 years since World War One. On Friday 31 August, we will stand together with students and staff from St Mary’s College, digging deeper as a community to honour all those who fought: friend and foe.

Throughout this coming week, activities will be held highlighting Defence Life and our College’s connections with the Defence Forces. All students will have the opportunity to participate.

Ms Jodie Dunning, SEC Defence Transition Mentor
jdunning@sec.qld.edu.au

Eddies Rookies POSTPONED today - Friday 24 August

NEW DATE: Friday 14 September 2018 - 4.00pm

The Rookies' Ceremony this Friday 24 August has been postponed.
EDDIES' ROOKIES will be held now on FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER, 4.00pm.
All Parents were notified via email on Tuesday.

Term 3 School Fees

TERM 3 FEES

A reminder that Term 3 school fees are now overdue for payment.

Please direct any queries regarding payment of fees to the Finance Office on 3810 4458.

2018 Car Art Union Winners

Many thanks to all for your support of St Edmund's Car Art Union

Congratulations to our lucky winners...Drawn 18 August 2018
  • Honda Jazz - Sharon Atuatika – Ticket 265
  • Mitsubishi ASX - Justin McPherson – Ticket 406
  • 43" TV - Rena Tuttle - Ticket 143

DADS and LADS Night - 31 August 2018

Celebrating Fathers at St Edmund's

NEXT FRIDAY -Dads and Lads Night - Friday 31 August 2018 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm

All information and activities, including the RSVP slip, is available on EDE

Attention Year 12 Parents - Baby Photos

We need your son's baby or toddler photo

A reminder to Year 12 Parents that we are asking for one of your son’s baby or toddler photos (baby to 4 year-old) to be emailed for inclusion in an audio-visual presentation to be used at the Senior Valedictory event.

Please email your son’s photo to Mr Mills at dmills@sec.qld.edu.au with "Valedictory Photo" in the subject line.

If you have a hard copy only of a photo, this should be submitted in an envelope marked "Valedictory Photo", including your son’s name, and handed into the Deans’ Room for scanning, before being returned to your son.

It would be appreciated if photos are submitted as soon as possible. If any queries, please direct to Mr Mills (3810 4496) during school hours.

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