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
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