Newsletter - 24 July 2020

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

In the Hands of the Future

Take a nondescript rock, dark grey, brittle, thin layers, like shale. Bury it deep in the earth, raise the temperature a bit and squash it severely with what geologists would say is a “moderate” amount of heat and pressure. Let it cool down very, very, very slowly. So slowly it takes an age. The formation of this rock could possibly go back to the time of the dinosaurs. Our young men might say “back to when you were born sir” — there are definitely days when I feel this old. However, what eventually emerges from this whole process is a layered rock. Alternating bands of light and dark —with sparkles — forming the structure of an interesting clump of minerals called schist.

This is the gist of a conversation I had with one of our young men the other day. On an occasional wander through a classroom, a unit on geology was the focus of intense attention. My knowledge of geology is somewhat limited. However, as happens every now and then, some random facts tend to stick. This one enthusiastically escaped from the deep recesses of an older mind into the incredulous attention of a younger one. “Schist!?” It took a bit of further convincing that this was indeed the name of something real and not a joke. Eventually, after some to and fro, more questions, some robust suggestions and one “are you serious sir; schist!?” a truce came about that would end in going to a higher power: Google, which confirmed, this novel fact was now the basis of new knowledge and hopefully further learning. I didn’t have the courage, however, to explain that from the same starting point, with a different journey, shale can also form gneiss (and I will not even go into how to pronounce this one).

The path to learning can take many forms, lessons, reflections and conversations, in classrooms, on playing fields and at workplaces. The final result of what is learned is often in the hands of the future: conceivable, unpredictable but not inevitable. This result for our young men will initially mean a choice between entering university or entering the workforce. Ultimately they all seek employment.

Over the last week the College has undergone a number of reviews. One conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) titled the National School Improvement Tool. The other, conducted through Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) to gauge how the College is addressing Vocational Education and Training. Both these processes will be learning for us and will form part of the foundation for our Strategic Directions 2021-2023. The results of our directions determine our future and the future is in the hands of our young men. How we get there will depend on all of us in the Eddies Team. We all play our part in creating the environment where learning can be successful, so that our young men graduate into the world and so that no matter what career they choose they will be skilled and ready for employment. Ably prepared, they will engage as spiritual, reflective and productive members of society, ready to make a difference as Eddies men.

Rookies

Last week we had the pleasure of hosting the first Rookies afternoon in quite a while. Amid COVID-Safe planning our Rookies engaged enthusiastically in a range of Eddies activities. They played football on Morgan Oval; created stands for fragrant candles; made egg-safe parachutes to ensure there were no broken ‘humpties’ when dropped from level three of the Doody Building and a particular favorite, learned to sing “Dance Monkey”.

An eventful afternoon passed quickly, and it was rewarding to see so many Rookies preparing for next year when they will become full time Eddies men. Well done Rookies.

Prayers

Please keep in your prayers the Iona Community. Over the last few months, they have experienced sadness in the loss of a number of students past and present. We pray for the families and friends of these young men that they may be supported and comforted by the love of their God in this time of loss. We keep in our prayers also Mr Tim Hill whose mother passed away this week.

Ray Celegato, Principal

The Deputy

Identity

Identity News

Catholic Education Week: A Spirited Tomorrow

Next week (Week 3) was to have been Catholic Education Week with the theme “A Spirited Tomorrow”. We have decided to go ahead and mark the week in small ways related to our Touchstone of Justice and Solidarity, because nothing can match the unbeatable spirit and energy of our students and their willingness to serve the community.

The spirit of Eddies is kind, strong and gentle, seeks to be inclusive and always has a heart for another. There are over 1100 students and staff at Eddies each with a unique voice and gifts to share; but guided by our Catholic vision, our strong community shares a spirit which can be felt throughout Ipswich and beyond. Thank you to each and every member of our community for what you bring to our Catholic College. You are welcome and are an important part of our shared spirit.

We will gather in the coming days to celebrate the spirit of the College led by our Senior Leaders. The Winter Appeal will continue with the ‘winter sleepout’ and we will demonstrate that the spirit of Eddies lives in our kind men who are committed to being a Brother to Another.

Uncertainty in Victoria

As we trialled a new way to engage in Parent, Teacher and Student learning conversation this week many other students in schools in Victoria faced uncertainty. These are indeed challenging times and we continue to pray to see us through. Many of our fellow Edmund Rice schools are based in Victoria and we send our thoughts and prayers to them as they face a very challenging time.

Prayer To Jesus For Melbourne and The Communities Of Victoria During Lockdown - Fr Gerry Hefferan 10 July 2020

We pray to you, Jesus

for their safety during lockdown.

We pray that during this time

they may feel the support

of the wider Australian community.

We pray to you, Jesus

for people who have coronavirus and those who have recovered.

We pray for those who are tracing and for those testing,

We pray to you, Jesus

for the doctors and nurses, for medical technicians, for all the staff in hospitals, clinics and nursing homes.

We pray to you Jesus,

for people who are worried and stressed.

We pray for our sisters and brothers.

We pray to you, Jesus

for those providing counselling, mental health support, language translations,

and essential services.

We pray to you, Jesus

for each of the parish communities and the gifts of hope, patience

and pastoral support they offer.

We ask your blessing, Jesus, on all the people of Victoria.

Amen.

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Identity

Learning & Teaching

Learning and Teaching

Parent Teacher Student

It was wonderful to see the faces of our students with their parents and caregivers on Microsoft Teams for the first Parent Teacher Student evening on Thursday. Parent Teacher Online will be open until 3.00pm on Monday 27 July for any parents/caregivers who still wish to make a booking for Tuesday evening 28 July. You are most welcome, and I have emailed the information including a recording to assist you with joining Teams on your son’s laptop.



Learning Hub

Learning Hub is back! Any students who wish to have extra support in their learning are welcome to attend. Two tutors are in attendance Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3.00pm to 5.00pm with afternoon tea provided. Research demonstrates that collaborative learning is a proven strategy to support improvement. Students are welcome to talk with their friends and organise a study session at the Learning Hub.



Robotics Club

This week I had the pleasure of attending our Robotics Club. There was much enthusiasm for building robots to program them to complete time trials in the future. I thank Ms Debra Whyte for supporting interested students in this co-curricular activity.



Best wishes.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Learning and Teaching

Library News - Week 2

Coming Release of new Diary of a Wimpy Kid

To celebrate the coming release of the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid novel, The Deep End, the College Library ran a Kahoot on all things “wimpy” this week. Students in teams or as individuals competed for prizes, testing their knowledge on Jeff Kinney’s novels. It was a close and hard-fought competition; however, everyone had fun on the day.

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

Senior School

Middle School

Enrolments

Eddies TWILIGHT TOURS

12 August 2020

Pastoral News

Eddies Men Can

Week 2 Program

Year 7

Last week our Year 7 students viewed a performance called ‘Cyberia’ by Brainstorm Productions which is a live theatre experience that addresses mental health, (cyber) bullying, impulse control and the responsible use of technology. During our EMC lesson teachers used the time to debrief the performance and have students engage in some follow-up activities.

Year 8

The lesson centred upon mood, how it fluctuates and the factors that influence it. By examining these factors students should be able to assess their own mood and recognise the point at which they should seek help. Students were also given some statistics and facts about depression and bipolar disorder in the hope of de-mystifying some of the misnomers.

Year 9

An important factor in raising awareness about mental illness in the community and breaking down stigma is to increase understanding and create a sense of empathy for people who are experiencing mental illness. Students explored some real, personal stories of young people who have experienced a mood disorder to help them see things from somebody else’s point of view.

Year 10

In a society which is increasingly influenced by images on TV, in magazines and on social media, students are constantly being challenged with who they are, where they fit in and how they are expected to respond. Therefore, our Year 10s took time to explore some key concepts for young men:

  • What is masculinity?
  • Media influence on body image
  • Use of social media and anxiety
Year 11

‘The Dynamic Nature of Mental Wellbeing’ was the focus for this week’s lesson for our Year 11s and the notion that mental wellness is a continuum on which each of us move from point to point depending on what is happening in our lives. The sorts of strategies that young people may use to cope with the more challenging of these situations were discussed. Students were asked to think of who they may be able to turn to if one of these challenging situations happened to them.

Year 12

Setting financial goals and budgeting is important, and as such our Year 12s had their second lesson focusing on ‘Financial Literacy’. This will assist them to achieve financial security, enable them to cover their expenses and save for bigger expenditure, like purchasing and eventually owning a home. No matter what income they earn after school, we encourage students to start learning about money, not spending more money than they earn, and saving and investing for the future. Students explored the power of compound interest in this lesson.

Ms Vanessa Bell, Director of Students

Career News

Careers - Week 2

Defence - Tertiary - TAFE - NIDA

Defence News

Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Open Day

On Saturday 22 August 2020 ADFA, located in Canberra, will open its doors to the public. It is a great opportunity to experience firsthand this unique, world class training and educational facility. If you are interested in combining a challenging and exciting career in the Australian Defence Force with a degree, then you should come along and find out more. Reasons you might want to study at ADFA, include:

  • Get paid to study (and have your HECS-HELP loan paid for you)
  • Gain a quality education and graduate with a degree
  • Study with the best university teacher to student ratio in Australia
  • Learn to be a leader
  • Undertake adventure training and personal development
  • Graduate with a guaranteed job.

Visit the ADFA Open Day website to download the event program and information sessions and tours.

Australian Defence Force (ADF) Information Sessions

These ADF virtual sessions focus on one particular area of the Defence Force and provides valuable information around life, employment, opportunities and commitment when joining the ADF. The following are a list of upcoming virtualsessions. For details about these events and for information on Army Reserve Information Sessions, visit the Defence Jobs Australia Facebook site and Defence Jobs Upcoming Events & Info Sessions.

27/07/2020 National: Defence Careers Virtual Info Session

28/07/2020 National: Army Officer Virtual Info Session

29/07/2020 National: Army Reserve Virtual Info Session

Queensland: Army Reserve Virtual Info Session

31/07/2020 National: Defence Careers Virtual Information Session

Tertiary News

A quick reference virtual Open Day dates and links

The following is an update of the 2020 Open Days:

July 25

Bond University

August

1 & 15

Central Queensland University

2

The University of Queensland

18

Southern Cross University

20 & 22

James Cook University

29

Australian Catholic University

29 & 30

Queensland University of Technology

September

5 & 12

Australian Catholic University

5

University of Southern Queensland

October 1


1

Griffith Uni Open House/Day ends

Griffith University

Scholarship Applications

Griffith has more than 600 scholarships that help make university a reality for a variety of our new and continuing students. You could be eligible for different scholarships based on your background, chosen study area, hardships you’ve experienced or your achievements so far.

Applying for scholarships is free and simple. You can apply for multiple scholarships with just the one application form.

The scholarship application will open on 19 July for those who plan to study at Griffith in 2021.

» For full details on how to apply and the scholarships available, visit griffith.edu.au/scholarships

Griffith Honours College

The Griffith Honours College provides experiences and opportunities that help high-achieving undergraduate students reach their full potential.

All successful Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship applicants will have the option of participating in the Honours College as a benefit of their scholarship.

Applications for the Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship and Griffith Honours College (GHC) membership will open on 19 July for those who plan to study at Griffith in 2021.

If you are interested in learning more about the GHC listen to the experiences of alumni and current students.

» For more information, visit griffith.edu.au/griffith-honours-college

Want to Study Engineering but lack the Pre-requisites?

Griffith University offers a pathway into Engineering through the Aptitude of Engineering Assessment (AEA) exam. This pathway is open to Year 12 students who may not meet the prerequisites for admission into engineering.

The AEA is a 2 ½ hour multiple choice test that assesses a candidate’s aptitude to think scientifically, solve quantitative problems, critically analyse information and display interpersonal understanding.

Successful applicants who sit the exam will receive admission into the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at either the Brisbane or Gold Coast campus or the Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Nathan campus.

» For more information about the AEA test visit griffith.edu.au/aptitude-engineering-assessment

VET Pathways to Griffith

Griffith University have a long tradition of recognising the skills and knowledge gained through Vocational Education and Training (VET) as a highly effective pathway to university for year 12 applicants.

From VET Certificates to Diplomas, we offer pathways into a wide range of Griffith Undergraduate degrees.

» For a full list of Griffith degrees and information about the different VET pathways students can take, visit griffith.edu.au/vet

Update from Australian Catholic University

Virtual Open Days

Due to current social distancing practices, we will be moving all our Open Days to a virtual format. Over a series of weekends, students can virtually visit the campus, hear from academics, chat to our current students and participate in live Q&A webinars to have their questions answered.

Virtual Open Day dates

Saturday 29 August, 9am-3pm Saturday 5 September, 9am-3pm Saturday 12 September, 9am-3pm Register your interest to hear more important updates regarding Virtual Open Day 2020.

Support for Year 12 students While Year 12 is a challenge at the best of times, finishing school in the midst of a global pandemic is tough. So, we've been looking at a range of ways to help and support you during your final year of schooling - from exam support to university admission.

Take a look at some of our programs below, or view more on our website.

ACU Guarantee ACU Guarantee offers eligible Year 12 students a place at ACU based on your Year 11 results. While successful applicants must still complete your Year 12 exams, you can do so secure in the knowledge that your marks from Year 11 meet our entry requirements. You may also enhance your entry score by including a short personal statement that gives ACU an insight into your personal circumstances and motivation for university study. Applications open 3 August 2020, with offers made as early as September. Community Achiever Program The Community Achiever Program (CAP) offers future students who are active in their communities early offers to their undergraduate course of choice. From regularly volunteering in your community, to representing your school or house in a leadership role, we urge all eligible students to apply.

CAP provides opportunities for you to enhance your leadership and volunteering skills, and if you’re successful you could receive an offer to study with us as early as August.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing protocols, we understand most people are not able to

volunteer right now. Our admissions team will take this into consideration, and you should not let current restrictions deter you from applying.

Applications for the 2021 CAP program are open now and close 29 July 2020.

Apply here

Year 12 revision webinars To help you tackle your final exams, we will be running Year 12 revision webinars. There free, 90-minute virtual sessions will be led by experienced Year 12 teachers and exam markers so that you can get personal help in a wide range of subjects.

New in Queensland from 2021: Secondary education offering Mathematics

We have a new suite of education courses being introduced next year and are happy to announce that ACU will be offering the Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics)* for students who have a passion to teach mathematics in secondary school settings. We'll be offering a contemporary approach to the variety of ways students learn maths and you'll learn the diverse teaching methods that ensure all students understand the subject. Learn more about this course.

Study global studies at ACU A career in global studies offers, quite literally, a world of opportunities – and the chance to make a difference on a global scale.

Our Bachelor of Global Studies is offered as part of a double degree. It can be paired with arts, business administration, commerce, law or theology, giving you a global insight into sustainability, economic change, politics and justice.

All of our Bachelor of Global Studies students spend a semester abroad, either studying at a partner university or doing an internship to gain invaluable international experience.

Read more about our global studies courses in ACU.

Queensland University of Technology

QUT Virtual Open Day

QUT Open Day will be brought to you online this year on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August. Our Virtual Open Day will be an opportunity to find out more about QUT and chat with staff and students from the comfort of your home. Students and parents are encouraged to register to attend Virtual Open Day 2020 to stay updated with the event program. By registering, they will also be in the draw to win a MacBook Air.

Adjustment schemes

QUT offers a number of adjustment schemes to provide domestic QTAC applicants with adjustments to their selection rank (or ATAR equivalent), making them more competitive for their chosen course. Find out more about adjustment schemes.

Scholarships

QUT offers a range of scholarships for school leavers with outstanding academic achievement, creative performance, sporting and entrepreneurial excellence. Our scholarships are highly competitive and are awarded to the top ranked students who select QUT as their first QTAC preference. Take a look at some of our premier offerings, as well as our QUT Business School specific scholarships.

TAFE

TAFE pathways to university study

TAFE provides several pathways that can be used to gain entry to degree courses at university. These include:

  • Upgrading - Successful completion of any diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree at TAFE may improve your tertiary entry score when applying through QTAC for entry to university degree programs.
  • Credit transfer agreements with universities - You complete a diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree at TAFE and apply through QTAC for a related degree course at a university with which TAFE has a formal credit transfer agreement. This means you receive credit from your TAFE course towards your degree course.
  • Dual awards - You apply through QTAC for a dual TAFE/university qualification. Once you have completed your TAFE qualification you commence your university degree studies without reapplying through QTAC.
  • Degrees at TAFE – Some TAFE institutes partner with universities to deliver a degree program on the TAFE campus. TAFE Queensland South Bank campus has been accredited to offer its own degree programs – B Dental Prosthetics, B of Applied Management, Associate Degree in Civil Engineering, B of Acting and Performance, B of Applied Fashion, B of Contemporary Music Practice, B or Visual Arts, B of Games and Interactive Design.

Check out the TAFE QLD Pathways and Degree Guide for a listing of pathway programs offered by TAFE Queensland and for a list of pathway options to universities and other higher education providers.

Private Providers
NIDA 2021 applications open

Applications are now open for the National Institute of Dramatic Art’s (NIDA) Vocational Diplomas and undergraduate degrees for entry in 2021. Applications close on 30 September 2020. Specialisations in the B Fine Arts are in Acting, Costume, Design for Performance, Properties and Objects, Scenic Construction and Technologies, and Technical Theatre and Stage Management. The Vocational Diplomas are in Live Production and Technical Services, Specialist Make-up Services and Stage and Screen performance. Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP. For more information, visit the NIDA website.

NIDA Term three classes in Brisbane

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) will be offering weekend workshops this term in Brisbane. Check out the workshops to see dates and locations in Brisbane.

Queensland School of Film and Television (QSFT) Direct It Workshop

QSFT invites students to the ‘It' series of workshops which are information workshops covering many aspects of film production. For more information about the QSFT workshops and to register your interest visit the 2020 Schedule.

Mr Mark Currie, Careers Guidance Officer/Adviser

General

Music and Cultural

Music News - Week 2

Performing Arts Ensembles

It has been wonderful to hear many the Performing Arts Ensembles back rehearsing at the start of a new term. A reminder that St Edmund’s College Beginner Band will commence rehearsals next Tuesday morning (28 July) at 7:30am in the upstairs Music Room. Under the direction of Mrs Linda Corcoran (Brass/Woodwind tutor) and myself, this ensemble will give our younger students in Years 7 and 8, a chance to play music with others their age in a fun environment. Information has been sent to the students who have been chosen to play in this group but all beginner students in the Instrumental Music Program are invited to join.

College Assembly 17 July

Last Friday saw the return of whole school assemblies in the College Hall. This meant that the Assembly Band could return to proudly playing and also meant the return of the wonderful opportunity for students to perform for their peers. The first student to perform was Connor McPhillips. This was Connor’s first solo performance on assembly. He performed ‘Prelude in C Major’ by the famous Classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach. This was an excellent performance by Connor to get us started for Term 3. Well done Connor!

Instrumental Lessons

All Instrumental lessons have resumed. Students are reminded to check the notice boards outside Room K205 for your lesson times or online via EDE. Please make sure you know your lesson times and be sure to turn up prepared and on time for lessons.

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

Sport

Junior Basketball and Tennis Photos 25 July 2020

Venue: St Edmund's College - Saturday 25 July 2020

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

7:40am -

7A/B -

Tennis

7:45am -

7C -

Basketball

7:50am -

7D -

Basketball

7:55am -

7A -

Basketball

9:10am -

8D -

Basketball

9:15am -

8B -

Basketball

9:20am -

7B -

Basketball

10:15am -

8A/B -

Tennis

10:25am -

9D -

Basketball

10:30am -

8A -

Basketball

10:35am -

8C -

Basketball

11:45am -

9B -

Basketball

11:50am -

9C -

Basketball

1:05pm -

9A -

Basketball

Please make sure that you are on time and your full playing uniform is neat and tidy.

AIC Tennis Fixtures - 25 July 2020

Round 2 Vs St Laurence's College

FIRSTS -

8:00am

Away

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre (enter University of Messines Ridge Road),

Mt Gravatt

SECONDS -

8:00am

Away

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre (enter University of Messines Ridge Road),

Mt Gravatt

11A -

10:45am

Away

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre (enter University of Messines Ridge Road),

Mt Gravatt

11B -

10:45am

Away

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre (enter University of Messines Ridge Road),

Mt Gravatt

10A -

10:45am

Away

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre (enter University of Messines Ridge Road),

Mt Gravatt

10B -

10:45am

Away

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre (enter University of Messines Ridge Road),

Mt Gravatt

9A -

8:00am

Away

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre (enter University of Messines Ridge Road),

Mt Gravatt

9B -

8:00am

Away

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre (enter University of Messines Ridge Road),

Mt Gravatt

8A -

10:45am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

8B -

10:45am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

7A -

8:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

7B -

8:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

BUS INFORMATION
  1. Students who require bus travel will be asked to register this Friday 24 July.
  2. A reminder that the bus service will only be for students who do not have other transport arrangements.
  3. Students who do need to use the bus will be shuttled back to St Edmund’s and will not be able to stay to watch games.
  4. Once students are back at St Edmund’s they need to be picked up immediately.

COVID Safe Venue Plan TENNIS - Griffith University Courts

Tennis Vs St Laurence's College 25 July 2020

AIC Basketball Fixtures Years 7 to 9 - 25 July 2020

Round 2 Vs St Laurence's College

9A -

1:35pm

Home

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

9B -

12:15pm

Home

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

9C -

12:15pm

Home

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

9D -

10:55am

Home

St Mary’s College, Outdoor Courts, (opposite St Edmund’s)

8A -

10:55am

Home

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

8B -

9:35am

Home

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

8C -

10:55am

Home

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

8D -

9:35am

Home

St Mary’s College, Outdoor Courts, (opposite St Edmund’s)

7A -

8:15am

Home

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

7B -

9:35am

Home

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

7C

8:15am

Home

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

7D -

8:15am

Home

St Mary’s College, Outdoor Courts, (opposite St Edmund’s)

BUS INFORMATION
  1. Students who require bus travel will be asked to register this Friday 24th July.
  2. A reminder that the bus service will only be for students who do not have other transport arrangements.
  3. Students who do need to use the bus will be shuttled back to St Edmund’s and will not be able to stay to watch games.
  4. Once students are back at St Edmund’s they need to be picked up immediately.

AIC Basketball Fixtures Years 10 to 12 - 25 July 2020

Round 2 Vs St Laurence's College

FIRSTS -

1:35pm

Away

St Laurence's College Sports Centre, Court 1, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

SECONDS -

12:15pm

Away

St Laurence's College Sports Centre, Court 1, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

THIRDS -

11:30am

Away

St Laurence's College Sports Centre, Court 2, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

FOURTHS -

12:40pm

Away

St Laurence's College Sports Centre, Court 2, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

11A -

10:55am

Away

St Laurence's College Sports Centre, Court 1, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

11B -

9:10am

Away

St Laurence's College Sports Centre, Court 2, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

10A -

9:35am

Away

St Laurence's College Sports Centre, Court 1, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

10B -

8:15am

Away

St Laurence's College Sports Centre, Court 1, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

10C -

10:20am

Away

St Laurence's College Sports Centre, Court 2, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

10D -

8:00am

Away

St Laurence's College Sports Centre, Court 2, 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

BUS INFORMATION
  1. Students who require bus travel will be asked to register this Friday 24th July.
  2. A reminder that the bus service will only be for students who do not have other transport arrangements.
  3. Students who do need to use the bus will be shuttled back to St Edmund’s and will not be able to stay to watch games.
  4. Once students are back at St Edmund’s they need to be picked up immediately.

COVID Safe Venue Plan BASKETBALL - St Laurence's College Sports Centre

Basketball Vs St Laurences' College 25 July 2020

AIC Round 1 Tennis Results - 18 July 2020

Vs Marist College, Ashgrove

Firsts - Win – 6 – 2. Adam Hammant won his singles 6-3, 6-1 on his debut in First Tennis. Connor Kennedy performed competitively winning his singles and two doubles matches. Barry Pillado won his singles match and reverse doubles with two of these sets finishing in a tie-break. Ben Naish showed grit and determination through his two singles sets despite carrying an injury. This result is reflective of the talent and hard work of this team in pre-season training.

Seconds - Draw 4 (31) – 4 (31). Connor Cash and Scott Morrice won both their doubles matches. Connor Cash also won his singles match, while Scott Morrice lost in a tie-break. Nathan Smith and Shaun Costello won one doubles 4-1 while losing their reverse doubles 2-4. All players were well matched to their opponents which is reflected in the result. The team will build on this result next week.

11A Loss 0 – 8. Three of the four doubles matches were decided by tie-breaks illustrating that our doubles pairings were competitive. In a lengthy match Hugh Tyne fought every game in his singles match to lose by a small margin 4-6. Daniel Fordham had a close result in his singles 3-6. All players were competitive and are looking forward to better results in the coming rounds.

11B Loss 0 – 8. Sam Callaghan and Lachlan Norton came close to a win in their reverse doubles losing in a tie-break. Lachlan Norton had a tight match losing narrowly 6-4. All players should be proud of their efforts and the spirit in which they took to the court.

10A Loss 1 – 7. Stewart England and Connor Sampson came up against big hitters but were not disgraced with their efforts. Aodhan Gallaher and Liam Wallis had long matches which were see-sawing affairs.

10B Loss 0 – 8. Riley Mills had a long match that could have gone either way.

9A Loss 1 – 7. Clay Baker had a good win and Marcus White showed that he is not far off a win with fighting games against quality opposition.

9B Loss 1 – 7. Bailey Spencer was aggressive in a good win that came down to a long tiebreaker. Ethan Windolf showed leadership in all his matches.

8A Loss 0 – 8. Although we went down in straight sets we played well and it was great to see improved on court confidence. Our first-serve percentage has improved from last season and we were competitive in every point. Unforced errors let us down, perhaps due to the pressure of short Deuces. We need to capitalise on these opportunities especially in doubles to get early sets under our belt.

8B Loss 0 – 8. Players were able to recognise areas for growth based on their performance. It is fantastic to see the commitment of all players, if we keep up the hard work at training, we will continue to develop individually and as a team. Special mention to Lincoln Theuerkauf who competed in his first round of AIC Tennis.

7A - Loss 0 – 8. The 7A team did well as they faced a skilled Marist team and used skills gained at training to create some great rallies. The players worked well together as a team and displayed great attitudes and sportsmanship in all their matches.

7B - Loss 0 – 8 A tough start to the season with our players up against a well rehearsed and skilled Marist team. Our team did very well and were able to remain engaged in some great rallies. The players picked up some great knowledge about court play and match format, which will be beneficial in the coming weeks. Credit goes to all the team for having great attitudes and displaying great sportsmanship.

AIC Round 1 Basketball Results - 18 July 2020

Vs Marist College, Ashgrove

1sts - Win 58 – 49. The First V got their season rolling with a well-earned win over a physical and athletic Marist side. A dominant opening display earned the young men a sizeable lead; however, they failed to build on this as the game progressed. Strong offensive performances from Benicio Hortle and Merrick Small, combined with hard-nosed defence from James Ketelhohn, Toby Patrick and Nathan May, maintained the lead. Much work needs to be done as the season moves forward.

2nds - Win 46 – 40. Pressure defence allowed us to create a big lead but when Marist settled down, we took rushed shots and let the opposition back in the game. Thornton Hendry was our best player.

3rds - Win 43 – 33. A good first hit out. Several areas were identified that require work. Good hustle and culture was displayed throughout.

4ths - Loss 18 – 31. An encouraging first hit out for the team. Although we did not have the best of the scoreboard, we did have the better part of the game for a considerable amount of the time. Whilst our defence was strong, a 13-point loss, with many missed opportunities, highlighted our need to work on our shooting. We stayed strong right to the end with Ethan Lopez and Kerryn Ryan playing virtually the whole game and Jo Robertson chimed in late with some great baskets to help us stay in the fight.

11A - Loss 15 - 58

11B - Loss 8 - 70

10A - Win 44 – 29. Nathan May was on fire in the first half as we built a good lead. Marist rallied in the second half; however, we easily held on. We have room for improvement, which is exciting.

10B - Loss 27 – 46. A good first hit out for the team with lots of positions to work on. Jacob Wright was on fire early from the 3-point line and kept the game close. Well done lads; let’s work hard and go again next week.

10C - Loss 23 – 36. The match started intensely and never stopped. The players held their nerve to display a sterling effort; however, a game of fouls from both teams contributed to a stop-start game of free throws. This did not suit us as we could not get a run on. Strong leadership was shown by Captain Toby Oxenham with Cohan Patrick and Zac King making clever decisions around the key. All players showed full commitment and ‘a lotta ticker’. Being more clinical next game will assist the outcome.

10D - Loss 17 – 25. A very even game with both teams never letting up. Patience and ball security will help next game when transitioning out of defence. Strong 50/50s proved the players are willing to muscle up for the team. Nice structure early on allowed Jonte Delpaul space to score from quality passing. Matthew O’Brien and Travis Lake worked hard up and down the court. Jack Lowndes was a rock in defence during the second half.

9A - Win 35 – 26. A disjointed and difficult win for the blue and white in a tough and intense game. We managed through level heads and persistence. Cameron Williams was strong on debut, Lochlan Davis and Hamish Asquith were faultless.

9B - Win 30 – 15. A slow start to the game was always on the cards for the first game back. We picked up the pace and ran away in the end. Lochlan Nguyen and Phoenix Clarke were strong all game. Thomas Tracey was great in his basketball debut.

9C - Loss 10 – 31. A strong first half saw us neck-and-neck with Marist; however, poor shot selection and a lack of communication in the second half cost us the game. Thomas Wyton and Jamison Wilson played well.

9D - Loss 19 – 71. The Eddies men faced off against a very strong Marist side who, at the end, outworked and outran our players in transition and on defence. We started slow but put on a show towards the end on offence, although it was not enough to spark a comeback.

8A - Win 40 – 29. After a tight first half characterised by tough defence the 8As were able to break the shackles and run away with the game in the second half. Excellent on ball defence by Joshua Affleck and Ethan Battensby led to scoring opportunities.

8B - Loss 25 – 33. The players battled hard throughout the match, however fell behind toward the end of the second half. Rhys Cash shot well and Mayson Carter provided a presence. Down low turnovers and lack of rebounding meant Marist were able to prevail.

8C - Loss 11 – 41. The team tried hard and did not give up for the entire game; they kept trying to the final whistle, which was great to see. A good effort from Lachlan Cuskelly crashing the boards at both ends of the floor although we were unlucky hitting the second chance buckets in many cases.

8D - Loss 17 – 66. The players were enthusiastic and ready to play in their debut game for the mighty 8Ds; however, a tall, fast-paced Marist side were a tough match-up for the Eddies team. Down early, they fought hard, never dropping their heads. Stellar defence from Joel Edwards in the paint throughout the game and crucial mid-range pull-up shots from Seth Taylor, Hamish Wells, and Lochlan Ruhl kept our spirits high against a strong opponent. Regardless of the loss, the D team were happy with their game and enjoyed every moment. Great effort men!

7A - Loss 15 – 16. Marist started strongly and led early. We never gave up and worked hard to claw our way back. To lose 15 to 16 against a well drilled team who had some good quality players gives us confidence for the rest of the season. Best players were Liam Costello, Jack Trevorrow, Tiger Campbell and Mitchell Sutton who worked hard in offence and defence.

7B - Win 27 – 18. The team played really well and worked hard as a group to get the win across. Great defensive pressure, with Ewan Hinchcliffe and Jace Taylor gathering plenty of steals and intercepts. Gabriel Shirley worked well inside, scoring many baskets from offensive rebounds. Positive energy abounded after the game, and the team is ready for the next round!

7C - Loss 6 – 27. The team fought hard, but lack of experience was a major factor in the game. There were many turnovers from which Marist were able to score. Great defence from Marshall Burton and great ball-handling skills from Hamish Rickards.

7D - Loss 14 – 42. After a slow first half, the SEC players did well to put pressure on the Marist offence. Excellent rebounding by John Clark and shooting from Tyler Dionysius. Ball control and effective passing will serve us well in future matches.

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