Newsletter - 25 May 2018

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

Being a Brother to the Other

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends,

Being a Brother to the Other

Some stories have the power to convey beliefs and values like no other. At Eddies we often talk about the value of being a ‘brother to the other’ with the young Eddies’ men and staff. It is a core value of our College and is referred to time and time again in how we partner with families in nurturing the boys as they journey towards manhood. It is also a deeply held EREA belief that echoes traits that Blessed Edmund Rice himself espoused when establishing the first Christian Brothers’ schools in Ireland in the early 1800s.

Recently, I was privileged to witness this in action while attending sport. At one of the Rugby games a few weeks ago, I noticed one of our boys had turned up to play without any football boots. He was wearing a pair of joggers instead and said he did not own a pair of football boots, so I said to him that the College had a few spares if he wanted to borrow one. We agreed that we would organise some boots for him in time for the game the following week. One of the other boys on the team had also heard me talking to him. On the following Monday I received a message from a parent, whose son also plays in the team, informing me that he had purchased a pair of football boots for the boy, so there was no need for the College to supply a pair for him. I rang the Dad and thanked him. He said his son overheard my conversation with the boy and they both then wanted to help. The Dad said that they wanted the boy to feel part of the team. They were also mindful of respecting the boy’s dignity by reassuring him that he was a valued member of the team and that it was a privilege for them to buy him a pair of boots. In my mind their simple act of charity was akin to being a ‘brother to the other’.’

To be alerted into action for the needs of others, while respecting their self-esteem and treating them as an equal is a deeply human act. When it is witnessed, such as in this simple example, we cannot help but be moved, as I was. To be a ‘brother to the other’ is to have compassion, mercy, gentleness and humility. These are the qualities we strive to instil in our boys as they traverse the road to becoming a young man. Like Blessed Edmund Rice, we need not look any further than to Jesus, who is the ultimate example of what it means to be human – to be a brother to the other.

Year 12 Formal

Last Thursday, May 17, our Class of 2018 experienced their first milestone for the year – the Year 12 Formal. Held at the Civic Centre - it was a night to remember. The evening started with a pre-Formal gathering at the College followed by the grand entrance at the Civic Centre. The young men and their partners were ‘dressed-to-the-nines’ for the occasion. It was great to see the young men get up onto the dance floor and stand arm-in-arm with each other and sing the College Song with gusto. They also ‘tripped the light fantastic’ right up until the 11.00pm finish time. Congratulations - Class of 2018. We look forward to a few more milestone events throughout your final year, culminating in the Valedictory Mass and Dinner on 13 November.

Thank you to Ms Vanessa Bell for her overall organisation and to all who helped to make the event one to treasure for years to come. Thank you also to the staff of Ipswich Civic Centre for their wonderful hospitality.

OPEN DAY – Tomorrow 10.00am to 12 noon

Tomorrow is our big day - to welcome family and friends to our Open Day for 2018. This year we are opening up the whole College for families and visitors to see and experience. It will be an opportunity to visit classes, specialist areas and facilities where Middle Leaders such as Heads of Department and House Deans, as well as teachers, will be available to talk about how we deliver a curriculum that caters for the diverse needs of our Eddies’ students. Unlike previous years, we have opened up these spaces so families can see the many teaching and learning resources we utilise to make learning fun and engaging for our students. There will also be performances and displays in Creative Arts, Technology and Sport. I am looking forward to meeting as many families as possible. I will also be giving a Principal’s Presentation in Ambrose Place at 11.00am.

Over the past two weeks I have had the privilege to accompany a select group of Eddies’ students on visits to all our Catholic primary schools in the Ipswich region. Our message is very simple – come to our Open Day, meet our staff and students and experience the Eddie’s difference. We are a Catholic Boys’ Secondary College offering a unique educational experience in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice. We have a proud and cherished history of 126 years of service to families in Ipswich and the surrounding region.

Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) - PARENT CHOICE SURVEY

Next Monday, May 28, all Eddies’ parents and caregivers will be invited to complete an EREA Parent Choice Survey. Parents and caregivers will receive an email with a survey link that, when opened, will take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete. The survey will remain open for two weeks and provide invaluable information to EREA on why parents and caregivers choose an EREA school. Information shared will be unidentified; however each EREA school will be able to see their collated data. For that reason I am hoping we can have a response rate from at least 50% of our families. The more responses given, the more accurate the data we can refer to in helping us to ensure we serve our families to do the best job we can to educate their son. I urge all families to complete the survey.

Prayers

Please keep in your prayers Mr Dave Gagen and his family whose father passed away last week. Dave’s Dad died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 86. May he rest in eternal peace in God’s loving embrace.

Live, Jesus, in our hearts…FOREVER!

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal

SENIOR FORMAL - 17 May 2018 - Ipswich Civic Centre

The Deputy

Identity

Mission and Community News

Eddies’ Men are Men of Hope

Eddies’ Men are Men of Hope

Last month, Pope Francis released his third apostolic exhortation titled ‘Gaudete et exsultate’"rejoice and be glad". Through this publication, Pope Francis’ goal is to re-purpose the call to holiness as something practical for today’s world. In this exhortation, Pope Francis speaks of five great signs of holiness: inner strength, joy, boldness, community, and constant prayer.

Of these signs, he says: "The signs I wish to highlight are not the sum total of a model of holiness, but they are five great expressions of love for God and neighbour that I consider of particular importance in the light of certain dangers and limitations present in today’s culture."

Our young men demonstrate these five great signs daily. In the way they interact with their peers and teachers; through their willingness to get involved in activities, such as the Winter Sleepout; and in the respect they show for days such as National Sorry Day. Our students are rising to be the generation of Eddies’ men who will bring hope to the wider community.

National Sorry Day

"National Sorry Day is an opportunity to bring focus on the Stolen Generations and unfinished business." (Florence Onus) This day is important to Australia’s First Peoples; it is also important to us as Eddies’ Men, because we use it to remember and recognise our history.

This year to mark Sorry Day, all sports teams at St Edmund’s College will wear coloured armbands. All the teams at St Edmund’s today will wear the colours of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags, to recognise that over 40,000 years of culture is very much alive.

While Sorry Day marks great pain and sorrow, we are open and ready to be partners with the many cultural groups who will rise to take their destiny into their own hands.

Blessing by Aboriginal Elder: Aunty Betty Pike

"May you always stand tall as a tree.

Be as strong as the rock Uluru.

As gentle and still as the morning mist.

Hold the warmth of the campfire in your heart and

may the Creator Spirit always walk with you."

St Edmund’s College acknowledges and continues to pay deepest respect to the Traditional Owners of the land on which the College is built. We commit ourselves to walking together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People on the journey towards Reconciliation and Justice.

OPEN DAY - Saturday 26 May - 10.00am to 12 noon

Our College still needs tour guides for our Open Day on 26 May, 2018 between 10.00am and 12 noon. Our best advertisement for the College is our students. Could you please encourage your son to volunteer (if he does not have a sporting commitment between those times). Information is located on the notice board outside my office and he can register by sending an email to Mr Hudson - mhudson@sec.qld.edu.au or myself - mrice@sec.qld.edu.au

Winter Appeal

To raise awareness about people who experience Homelessness, St Mary’s and St Edmund’s are holding a combined schools’ Winter Sleepout. In the lead-up to this event, we are taking donations to support the ‘Rosies - Friends on the Street’ organisation. We are asking for donations of soup/noodles-in-a-cup, Milo, tea, coffee or packets of biscuits. Please drop these donations into the basket located in the Assistant Principal Mission and Community office.

Friday 1 to Saturday 2 June: SVDP Winter Sleepout for Years 10 to 12

Places are limited so get in early for the Sleepout. Includes shared meals and activities with our friends on the hill. Make a strong statement and raise awareness about homelessness. More information to come.

Sunday 27 May: Parish Mass at St Mary's Church Ipswich 6.00pm

A special Mass celebrated by Archbishop Mark Coleridge to mark the Induction of Fr Stephen Bliss as Parish Priest of St Mary’s Ipswich. Students are asked to wear their school uniform. Pizza dinner will be provided for students in attendance. Students are asked to arrive at 4.30pm to share in the pizza meal (St Edmund’s College Tuckshop), followed by practice in St Mary’s Church prior to Mass.

All are welcome to share in this special Eucharistic Celebration and stay for a cuppa and a chat following Mass.

On behalf of all the staff and students at St Edmund’s College, we would like to congratulate Fr Stephen Bliss on his appointment. We wish him well and pray for God’s blessings, wisdom and guidance in his leadership of our community.

Live, Jesus, in our hearts, forever

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Mission and Community


Learning & Teaching

Teaching and Learning

Mentoring Program Breakfast Launch 25 May 2018

Year 11 Mentoring Program 2018

The Mentoring Program for Year 11, Learning From The Professionals, was launched today with a breakfast at Brothers Ipswich Leagues Club. Twenty-one students are participating this year over a diverse range of occupations. The students have attended weekly meetings since March in readiness for this occasion. The Mentoring Program will be conducted over the next three months with the final judging and presentation evening being held late August. Four of our Year 9 students attended to observe and I hope from this experience that the Year 9 students will aspire to participate in the Mentoring Program when they are in Year 11.

Review of the Integrated Pathway

The College is currently reviewing the offerings in the St Edmund’s Integrated Pathway with the intention to extend the number and variety of certificate courses available to students.

We will be meeting with Year 10 students in coming weeks to review the feedback from Business Improvement Australia (BIA) and the pathways available to the students under the new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) at St Edmund’s College. This is an exciting frontier with the students undertaking Transition Subjects in Semester 2.

NAPLAN 2018

I congratulate our Year 7 and Year 9 students on their attentive participation in the NAPLAN tests that were conducted last week. The students gave their best effort and undertook the tests with concentration and dedication. We now await the results from these tests.

Year 9 NAPLAN, 15 May 2018
Best wishes.
Carmel James, Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning



Senior School

Middle School

Assistant Principal Students

Career News

Careers

Week 6

Defence News

Australian Defence Force (ADF) Job Finder

If you are interested in joining the ADF but find it difficult to choose an ADF job, use the Job Finder on the home page to get you started. There is a short questionnaire that gathers information about you and then comes up with ADF job suggestions.

Defence Technical Scholarship

Apply for a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) related job in the ADF and you could be awarded a Microsoft Surface Pro 4. There are over 70 STEM-related jobs in the ADF. Visit the Defence Technical Scholarship website to find out how you could be in the running for the scholarship.

Upcoming Australian Defence Force information sessions

Find out about upcoming Queensland and National ADF events and information sessions by visiting the Defence Jobs website. View specific event information including: location, times and to book your tickets by clicking on this link.

Further information about these events and Army Reserve Information Sessions can be accessed on the ADF Facebook site.

Your Future is Up – Find your ideal role in the Air Force

Want to take your first step to a rewarding role with the Australian Air Force? Visit the Your Future is Up website and learn what your career path could be in the Royal Australian Air Force. You will also find information about the various roles in the Air Force. Start checking it out.

Searching for That Career?

Is there a test that tells me my ideal job!

That would make career decision making easier, wouldn’t it? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. However, there are many tests that can help identify your career interests, work values, skills, aptitudes, personality, etc. at any one point in your life when you do the tests. While there isn’t just one ideal job for you, assessment tools can increase your self-awareness and usually, provide you with a list of possible jobs based on how you responded to the test questions. This information can be used to begin your career exploration to find a job that matches up with what you now know about yourself. The following tests/questionnaires are examples of assessment tools that can be used to come up with job ideas.

Job Jumpstart

5-minute Career Explorer quiz

USQ's Career Explorer quiz has been specially designed to help students identify the study areas in which their talents and interests will flourish and thrive. Based on Holland Occupational Themes (RAISEC) Theory, the Career Explorer quiz requires students to answer a few short questions to identify their interests, talents and preferences. From the results of this survey, students will learn about potential career options that could be well suited to their personality. Remember it won’t tell you what you ‘should become’ but it can get you started on your investigations.

Considering Looking for Employment?

The Hidden Job Market

The hidden jobs market is a term used to describe jobs that aren't posted online or advertised. It is estimated to be from 50 - 80 % of the entire jobs market (depending on what you read!). To access the hidden jobs market, you need to network. Networking is not just about meeting lots of people. Effective networking means being focused by first deciding what sort of work you want. Then you need to identify employers who offer that sort of work. A helpful website that lists large employers in Australia is Job Adviser. Your social network (family, friends, friends’ parents, neighbours, etc.) can also help you identify employers.

It is important to put dollars at the bottom of your priority list, particularly when you're starting out. Also, you may not get your ideal job first up. It is more important to find an employer and a job that gives you a pathway you want to take. Approach employers who look promising. There's a fine line between being persistent and being annoying, so always be very conscious and respectful of people's time. If you say you want to work for an organisation, have a clear set of reasons why; saying, ‘because you look like a cool company’ isn't a very strong reason. Instead think about their values as a business, the market they operate in, their reputation, how they fit in with your own vision of the work you want to do.

Queensland Police Recruiting seminars

If you are interested in exploring the career opportunities within the Queensland Police Service, you can attend a seminar. Seminars are held throughout the year. Queensland Police also have a stall at most career expos in Queensland. Visit the website for dates and bookings.

Tertiary News

Tertiary entry questions from current Year 12 students

Q. - How do I apply to university for next year?

A. - You apply through QTAC for most Queensland tertiary courses. Applications to tertiary institutions in other states are through tertiary admissions centres like QTAC. You apply directly to all other institutions.

Q. - What is QTAC?

A. - The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) is a public, not-for-profit company that manages the application and offer processes for universities, TAFE Queensland and some private colleges in Queensland (three interstate institutions are also included). QTAC does not make the rules about entry to courses. The institutions make the rules and QTAC administers these rules.

Q. - How many courses can I apply for through QTAC?

A. - You can apply for up to six courses from any of the institutions that use QTAC. You receive only one offer (if you meet the prerequisites and have a competitive OP or Rank) at any given offer round. Find out more on the Preferences page of the QTAC website.

Q. - How are applicants selected for courses through QTAC?

A. - There are usually more applicants than available places for many of the courses. Selection is based on meeting minimum entry requirements (prerequisite subjects, folio, audition, etc.) and on merit (OP or Rank). Once minimum entry requirements are met, applicants compete on the basis of merit for competitive courses.

Q.-What is the difference between undergraduate and postgraduate courses?

A. - The term ‘undergraduate’ is normally applied to diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree and bachelor degree courses. ‘Postgraduate’ usually applies to courses you can study after completing a bachelor degree, e.g. graduate certificate, graduate diploma, masters and doctorate.

Which is the best university?

All Australian universities offer accredited courses that can lead to employment. Consequently, the better question is ‘Which is the best university for me?’ Consider the following when researching universities.

  • Is the course offered at this university a pathway to the job I eventually want?
  • Where is this university located? Can I realistically travel there? What are the transport options?
  • Will the university help me gain work experience in my career area of interest while I do the course?
  • How hard is it to get into this course at this university?
  • Are the courses at this university full-fee or are they subsidised by the Commonwealth Government and eligible for HECS-HELP?
  • If the courses are full-fee, is the institution accredited for FEE-HELP?
  • Where do students of this course at this university go after they graduate?
  • What support services are available at this university?
  • What co-curricular activities (sport, clubs, etc.) are available at this university?
  • What is the ‘atmosphere’ or working and social environment of the university like?
  • Is it important to me to go to the same university as my friends?

These websites can help you with your research.

  • QILT (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching) can help you compare study experience and employment outcomes data from Australian higher education institutions to select the institution with all the qualities you want.
  • Rate Your Uni gives you student ratings for Australian universities.
  • The Good Universities Guide has a course and institution search function and information on careers and scholarships. It also has a rating section for all Australian universities.
  • Study Assist provides information on Australian Government financial assistance for further study.

Other sources of information are:

  • Open days and career expos – access information from the Open days and expos page on the QTAC website. Term three is big for open days.
  • University brochures – obtain these at open days, career expos and university websites
  • University websites
  • Current students at the university (you will have access to these students at open days).

Mr Mark Currie, HOD: Careers

General

Music and Cultural

Music News

Student Performances

Little King’s Movement Performance 20 May 2018

Last Sunday saw the Music Department perform for the Little King’s Movement at St Joseph’s Primary School, North Ipswich. The audience was thoroughly entertained by a number of the College ensembles including the Combined Colleges’ String Ensemble and Concert Band, the College Choir, Jazz Band, and both the Junior and Senior Contemporary Ensembles. Thank you to Mr Jesse Gold and Ms Frances O’Sullivan for their assistance with this event.

College OPEN Day - Saturday 26 May

The second performance for this term will take place this Saturday at the College Open Day. The performance will involve only the College Choir and the Junior Contemporary Ensemble. Students in these ensembles are required to arrive at the College in full school uniform by no later than 9:30am on Saturday, to enable setup for a 10.00am start.

Thank You

I would like to give a big thank you to Mr Jesse Gold and Ms Frances O’Sullivan for looking after the Music Department while I have been on leave, after the birth of my first child. Becoming a parent has certainly changed my outlook on life and I look forward to riding the rollercoaster of parenthood into the future.

Performing Arts Night - Wednesday 30 May

The Performing Arts Night for Term 2 will take place next Wednesday 30 May, at 6.00pm in the Performing Arts Centre. Entry will be a gold coin donation. A large variety of performances will provide a great night of entertainment. Be sure to come along and support the talented students of St Edmund’s and St Mary’s Colleges.

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

SEC Debating

8A and 11A Debating

Debating

8A – Loss Vs West Moreton Anglican College (WMAC)

The debaters entered a very entertaining and close quarter-final debate against the girls from WMAC 1, arguing against the proposal that ‘All fast food advertisements should be banned’. In one of the closest debates of the season, the Eddie’s team lost narrowly despite humorous rebuttals, well-prepared research and persuasive arguments. The adjudicators were impressed by the closeness and professionalism of the debate, which show-cased the 8As’ improvement over the short 2018 season. The team’s note of thanks proved them as gentlemen and great representatives of St Edmund’s College. Their request for an end-of-season pizza party only proves their dedication to their argument.

11A team – Loss Vs West Moreton Anglican College (WMAC)

A better prepared quarter-final debate saw the debaters compete against WMAC on the topic of ‘That genetic manipulation is vital for future development’, taking the negative approach. Joseph Savage prepared well, opening the team’s case. Ronan Murphy continued the line of argument yet lacked time and content. Patrick Cavanagh, despite his nerves, delivered a competent and savvy rebuttal closing the debate with seconds to spare. Much is to be learnt from this year’s debating season: time, preparation and working efficiently together are key elements to future success.

The First teams will debate on 4 June against Ipswich Girls Grammar School (IGGS), regarding the matter of making surrogacy legalised throughout Australia.

Ms Kylie McAndrew, Debating Coordinator


AIC Chess Results - Wed 23 May 2018

Round 4 Vs St Laurence's College

AIC Chess Round 4 Vs St Laurence’s College Wed 23 May 2018

Open SEC 3 SLC 13 Loss

Senior A SEC 4 SLC 12 Loss

Senior B SEC 11 SLC 5 Win

Intermediate A SEC 10 SLC 16 Loss

Intermediate B SEC 2 SLC 14 Win

It was a disappointing evening at St Laurence’s. Faced with what should have been comparable opposition, the first round – with the exception of Senior B – was a whitewash. Only the Senior B players scored a win.

We fared a little better in the second round, however not enough to make a dent in the scoreboard. Again our Senior Bs had a win with Ekachai Adams and Kobie Low winning both their matches, and Mitchell Vesper coming away with a win and a draw. Congratulations to Ekachai who won his second round within four total moves.

Special mention to Ekachai and Kobie who remain undefeated after the first four rounds.

Ms Stead, Mr Currie, SEC Chess Coordinator



Sport

Sports News - Week 6

AIC Sport - Rugby and Football

AIC SPORT

Rugby and Football

Last Saturday we played St Laurence’s College in what proved to be a tough day for many of our teams. These results are a reminder that we need to keep working hard until the end of the season, with only three rounds remaining.

The good news was our Firsts Football had a good win 3-1 and remain in contention for a Premiership at First XI level. Best of luck to all sides this Saturday against St Patrick’s.

A reminder that there are roadworks currently in place on the Gateway Motorway and it may be worth allowing an extra 20 minutes for the journey over to Shorncliffe for Years 9 to 12 fixtures.

I came across an interesting article around the importance of commitment in sport as well as other aspects of life and thought it would be good to share. The article is written by Eric Pratt who is a Sports Editor at ‘The Messenger’.

The importance of commitment, in sports and beyond

It’s often what separates the great from the good enough. The achievers from the dreamers. And in sports, the champions from everyone else.

Commitment is about never settling or being satisfied. Staying the course when outside influences pull in a different direction. Working incessantly to improve rather than banking on prior success. Always testing a comfort zone.

It isn’t easy to remain committed. There are plenty of reasons to give into temptations. They’re everywhere. Even the voices in your own head challenge your loyalty to the process and your ability to focus on the task at hand.

Everyone loves a winner. Success can be fleeting, though. Fans are quick to praise publicly, yet criticize quietly. The support seems stable when things go well, but will often disappear overnight if adversity strikes.

Why? No commitment is required from afar.

I figure I’ve heard more than a hundred Matt Miller postgame speeches over the last 12 football seasons. The Fort Dodge Senior High head coach has poured his heart and soul into teams that have been great, teams that have been lousy, and everything in between. The personnel varies. Miller’s passion doesn’t.

Miller’s particular lesson on commitment – paraphrased above, but the general idea stands – caught my attention last Friday night. The sixth-ranked Dodgers had just defeated Sioux City North by the most lopsided score in the program’s modern era, 69-0. Miller felt the time was right to address the issue, because there is always a fine line to walk between confidence and arrogance. Thinking you’re good versus knowing you still need to get better. Believing in only yourself, compared to believing in each other, man to man.

Fort Dodge is undeniably talented, experienced and hungry. The Dodgers are 2-0 and gaining more attention by the day. All of the physical tools are in place to accomplish something special in the weeks to come.

The challenge will come in navigating the mental aspect of the season. Finding a balance in their emotional approach. Tuning out the noise from the segment of followers who believe too much, as well as those who don’t believe enough. Taking the praise and the criticism all in stride.

Miller’s words struck a chord with me, because this doesn’t necessarily have to be about just a high school football team. It’s applicable to all of us: at work, with our friends, in our families.

The sooner these players learn the value of commitment, the better.

Miller was specifically talking to his kids about how they will handle the pressures of this particular year. Yet the moral of this story doesn’t change, regardless of how the rest of the season transpires. In a broader context, Miller is preparing them for well beyond the Friday nights ahead.

Commitment opens doors, strengthens relationships, fosters leadership, and builds trust that simply cannot be imitated otherwise. We preach the value of it to our children, but must always remember that they learn by the examples we set – not just the words we speak.

How committed are you?


Cross Country

Cross Country training has commenced. Please see the schedule which follows in this newsletter. Best of luck to the eleven students who will be representing the College at the Metropolitan West trials next Friday 1 June at Limestone Park.

Tennis Trials

Tennis trials commenced this week. Further information can be found on the EDE Page or the College App.

Basketball Trials

Trials will commence in Week 9 of this term. Again, further information can be found on the EDE Page or the College App.

Representative Sport

Congratulations to Zac Profke who has been selected in the Hockey Youth Olympics Squad to tour Argentina later this year. This is a fantastic effort from a very talented player.

National Sorry Day - 26 May 2018

On Saturday, all St Edmund’s teams will wear the colours of the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander flags to recognise that over 40,000 years of culture is very much alive in 2018.

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

AIC Sport Tivoli 26 May - Helpers Needed

Saturday 26 May 2018

Volunteer Canteen Helpers Needed at Tivoli AIC Rugby/Football Fixtures - Saturday 26 May 2018

Dear Parents / Caregivers,

If you could give one hour of your time at the St Edmund’s Food Canteen at Tivoli on Saturday, either before or after your son plays his match, it would be greatly appreciated. We serve a range of hot foods to the public and are seeking helpers to assist in making burgers for our visitors and community.

If you can assist, please email Anne Artesi on aartesi@sec.qld.edu.au or simply turn up at the Canteen on Saturday.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,

Ms Anne Artesi - Tivoli Coordinator



aartesi@sec.qld.edu.au



AIC Rugby Results - 19 May 2018

Round 4 Vs St Laurence's College

AIC RUGBY Vs St Laurence’s College, Round 4, 19 May 2018

1sts – Loss 19 - 43 St Laurence’s presented us with a great chance to show a full performance, however we became unstuck in defence with some good running lines bringing us down. We struck back with possession, which resulted in Khalil Warren scoring a good try. While allowing too many through the middle, our attack was strong when we were able to gain ball possession. Khalil scored again with good lead-up work from Campbell Twigg. Ethan Bauer crossed on the stroke of full time.

2nds – Loss 14 - 46 A tighter game than the score suggests. When we played smart, we looked good however too many mistakes allowed the opposition to exploit these errors. Charlie Vince played defensively and Luke Warner with intelligence.

10A – Loss 7 - 21 A very tough game. We were 5-0 ahead for the majority of the game, however St Laurence’s found our weaknesses late in the game. Noah Atley was good defensively while Austin Bishop was competitive across the game.

10B – Loss 5 - 17 A tough game that relied on flair rather than technique, however moments of individual brilliance from St Laurence’s was the difference. Ryan Halvorsen played well while Patrick Towne worked hard.

9A – Loss 7 - 39 An improved first half saw the team trailing by 5 points at half time; the direct result of better attitude and a strong week at training. Small and repeated mistakes were disappointing in the second half. All players have improvement in them and better results will come with continued hard work. Best players were Blake McGreevy and Bailey Lyon.

9B – Loss 7 - 65 A trying effort due to limited player numbers virtually the whole game. Bryson Waddle ran strongly and was rewarded with a try. Keegan and Blake Camplin defended well.

8A – Loss 0 – 34 A committed team in defence however we could not maintain possession. Strong play by Larry Siala Jacob Wright, Tyson Fuatimau and Zane Kaatz.

8B – Loss 5 - 20 A heartened effort against St Laurence’s. Despite a loss, we displayed good defence and pressure throughout the match. Special mention to Tyler Murray for outstanding line running and to Cooper Doyle’s grinding determination and strength at the breakdown.

8C – Loss 0 - 43 Thanks to St Laurence’s for a game played in great spirit. Courageous play from Harry Edwards and great rucking and defence from Cohan Patrick and Byron Kurtz. Great service by Linc Bentley.

7A – Loss 17 - 26 We scored a brilliant team try early in the first half with slick footwork from Ben Puller and great passing. The simple structured brand of Rugby that St Laurence’s were playing, by picking and driving through the forwards, bringing numbers to the ruck and passing out wide to score, saw them score two quick first half tries. The team fought hard to the final whistle and showed plenty of heart. Great games from Falaniko Ah-Ki, Jack Gleeson, Lochlan Davis and Ben Puller.

7B – Loss 0 - 41 The team played well against a tough opposition, with a strong defensive effort restricting St Laurence’s to 15 points at half time. An excellent game from Thomas Tracey who proved a leader in defence.

7C – Loss 0 - 45 St Laurence’s presented as a well-drilled team from the start and exposed our team’s defensive flaws out wide, scoring several quick tries. We showed promise when he had possession, however we lacked numbers and intensity to recycle the ball at the breakdown. Class touches from Flynn Helland, tireless work from Thomas Warren who filled in at the last minute, and hard work in the forward pack from Jack Dunne, in his second game of Rugby.

AIC Footbal (Soccer) Results - 19 May 2018

Round 4 Vs St Laurence's College

AIC FOOTBALL Vs St Laurence’s College, Round 4, 19 May 2018

1sts – Win 3 – 1 A slow and disorganised start to the game saw both teams fail to retain much possession of the ball. As the first half ended, Pedro Gonzaga made the most of a weak, defensive pass and was brought down in the opposition penalty area, allowing Captain, Dylan Vit, the chance to convert from 12 yards to give SEC a 1-0 halftime lead, which he coolly slotted. A static start directly off the kick-off allowed Lauries back into the game, however, this set-back appeared to spur us into gear, who began to take command of the game. This eventuated in an excellent quick-fire double to Pedro Gonzaga providing some much-needed breathing space. Although many more chances were created and not taken, this was a much more organised and structurally disciplined display that has us back in contention for a shot at the 2018 Premiership. Oliver Schmidt was a standout performer on his return to the starting line-up in this excellent team performance.

2nds – Loss 1 - 7 A performance which lacked total intensity meant that we were off the pace from the start. Benjamin Thomas scored a hard-earned goal.

3rds – Loss 0 - 4

4ths – Loss 1 - 7 Despite the score-line this was easily the best team performance of the season; with improvement seen each week. A great all-round game by Jonathan Doyle.

5ths – Draw 0 - 0 A tough game against St Laurence’s. There were chances to win from both sides, however we were unlucky not to score in the closing minutes.

10A – Loss 2 - 5 We competed well in the second half after conceding four soft goals in the first. Goals were scored by Ryan Whelband and Barry Pillado while Lachlan Wesener and Harrison Eastwell toiled valiantly in midfield.

10B – Loss 0 – 5 The team put in a solid effort this week despite a sickness-ridden side. Lapses in concentration and poor decisions resulted in St Laurence’s being gifted goals. A strong performance in attack and defence from Adair McNamara.

9A – Loss 1 - 2 A disappointing loss despite controlling a large portion of the game. We gained an lead early in the second half through a spectacular Harry Hunter strike, however conceded two goals in the last four minutes. The consistent effort from all players was excellent.

9B – Loss 0 - 7 We started well with good pressure providing many chances, however we collapsed in the second half; being let down through missed opportunities and simple passes against a quality side who finished well. Solid games by Blake Stokell and Raspen Beer.

8A – Draw 0 – 0 A hard-fought contest where a draw was a fair result, however both teams had numerous chances throughout the game to snatch a decisive goal. We played some fantastic possession-based football, showing great patience in our build-up play. Dustan Colliss, Austen Hurry and Lukas Jackson excelled throughout the entire game. All players, particularly our backline players, worked tirelessly until the final whistle.

8B – Loss 0 – 4 A slow start, however in further game play we competed well, showing promise with ball possession. We know we can compete with the best, however the slow start issue needs to be fixed. Zedekiah Melling and Riley Mills were standout players.

8C – Loss 0 – 3 A difficult game which showed the team the importance of backing up in defence and helping each other. The improved second half was the highlight of the game, with some fantastic saves from Aidan Williams in goals. Our passing improved towards the end of the game with some good ball movement.

7A – Loss 1 – 2 A slow start saw St Laurence’s take an early lead, and then double their advantage with a brilliant goal! A great finish from Tyson Golding brought us hope of a comeback, however enough was not done to get back into the game.

7B – Loss 1 - 2 Another extremely close game took us to an early lead through a Clay Baker header. St Laurence’s responded to level the scores, then snatched victory through a goal in the final seconds.

7C – Loss 1 – 11 A good lesson for the team: to be competitive in the early stages of a game. While finding ourselves down through early opposition goals, the team continued fighting until the end, thereby being rewarded with a goal.

7D – Loss 0 - 7 The team should be proud of their efforts in a tough game against strong opponents. Everyone tried their hardest and we will look forward to the remaining games. Kyran McAlister and Jack Malcom had strong games.

AIC Football (Soccer) Fixtures - 26 May 2018

Round 5 Vs St Patrick's College

St Edmund’s College

AIC FOOTBALL FIXTURES

vs

St Patrick’s College

Date

26 May 2018

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

1sts

12:15pm

Away

St Patrick’s College, Football 1, SPC Playing Fields, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

2nds

11:00am

Away

St Patrick’s College, Football 1, SPC Playing Fields, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

3rds

11:40am

Away

St Patrick’s College, Football 2, SPC Playing Fields, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

4ths

10:30am

Away

St Patrick’s College, Football 2, SPC Playing Fields, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

5ths

9:45am

Away

St Patrick’s College, P&F Football 3, SPC Playing Fields, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

10A

9:45am

Away

St Patrick’s College, Football 1, SPC Playing Fields, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

10B

9:30am

Away

St Patrick’s College, Football 2, SPC Playing Fields, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

9A

8:30am

Away

St Patrick’s College, Football 1, SPC Playing Fields, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

9B

8:30am

Away

St Patrick’s College, Football 2, SPC Playing Fields, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

8A

8.30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

8B

9.30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

8C

10.30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

7A

8.30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

7B

9.30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

7C

10.30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

7D

11.30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

Bus Information:

Bus I – for Football – 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B and 5ths

leaves the College at 7.00am and returns at approximately 4:45pm.

Bus II – for Football –2nds and 4ths

Rugby – 9B, 10A and 10B

leaves the College at 8.00am and returns at approximately 4:45pm.

Bus III – for Football –1sts and 3rds

Rugby – 9A, 1sts and 2nds

leaves the College at 10:00am and returns at approximately 4:45pm.

AIC Rugby Fixtures - 26 May 2018

Round 5 Vs St Patrick's College

St Edmund’s College

AIC RUGBY FIXTURES

vs

St Patrick’s College

Date

26 May 2018

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

1sts

2:15pm

Away

St Patrick’s College, Rugby 1, SPC Playing Fields, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

2nds

1:00pm

Away

St Patrick’s College, Rugby 1, SPC Playing Fields, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

10A

11:00am

Away

St Patrick’s College, Rugby 1, SPC Playing Fields, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

10B

10:00am

Away

St Patrick’s College, Rugby 1, SPC Playing Fields, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

9A

12 noon

Away

St Patrick’s College, Rugby 2, SPC Playing Fields, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

9B

11:00am

Away

St Patrick’s College, Rugby 2, SPC Playing Fields, Curlew Park, Curlew Street, Sandgate

8A

10:30am

Home

St Edmund’s College, Mulkerin Oval, Mary St Woodend

8B

9:30am

Home

St Edmund’s College, Mulkerin Oval, Mary St Woodend

8C

8:30am

Home

St Edmund’s College, Mulkerin Oval, Mary St Woodend

7A

10:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

7B

9:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

7C

No Game - BYE

Bus Information:

Bus I – for Football – 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B and 5ths

leaves the College at 7.00am and returns at approximately 4:45pm.

Bus II – for Football –2nds and 4ths

Rugby – 9B, 10A and 10B

leaves the College at 8.00am and returns at approximately 4:45pm.

Bus III – for Football –1sts and 3rds

Rugby – 9A, 1sts and 2nds

leaves the College at 10:00am and returns at approximately 4:45pm.

CYMS-St Edmund's Swimming Club

2018 Committee

CYMS-St Edmund’s Swimming Club

Congratulations and thank you to the following 2018 committee members.

President: Mr Allan Kleinhans

V/President: Ms Anna Grier

Secretary: Ms Shelley Verrenkamp

Treasurer: Mr Simon Grier

Registrar: Ms Kirsti Cooper

Canteen Coordinator: Ms Kelly Smith

Uniform Coordinator: Ms Narelle Rea

Barbecue Coordinators: Colin and Bridget Clark

Trophy Coordinator: Ms Kim Wright

Race Secretary: Ms Di Smith

Race Recorder: Mr David Egland

Kindred Club Representative: Ms Bridget Clark

Coach: Mr Simon Smith

Ordinary Members: Ms Emma Gillam, Ms Kerrin Meinhardt and Shaye Summerville

Fund Raiser: Ms Nicole Dann

Tuckshop

Tuckshop Roster - Week 7

Term 2, Week 7

Mon 28 May: K Bilyj, M Glen, K Horsfall, M Sugden-Ware.

Tue 29 May: K McKew, A Harding.

Wed 30 May: D Schmidt, C Sammut.

Thu 31 May: D Sanders, T Suthers, A Antonio.

Fri 1 Jun: L Wesener, H Marsh, J Marsh.

School News

Student Invitation to Rev Fr Stephen Bliss' Induction Mass - Sunday 27 May 2018

St Mary's Church, 6.00pm

Students’ Invitation to Rev Father Stephen Bliss’ Induction Mass - Sunday 27 May, 6.00pm
by Archbishop Mark Coleridge

All students are invited to come along to celebrate Mass this Sunday evening, 6.00pm at St Mary’s Church. This is a special occasion as Fr Stephen Bliss is being officially installed as Parish Priest of St Mary’s Ipswich by Archbishop Mark Coleridge.

There will be a pizza dinner available from 4:30 pm at St Edmund’s Tuckshop and then we will walk down to the Church for choir rehearsal. Mass will finish at approximately 7.00 pm. If you can attend, you MUST email either Ms Rice (mrice@sec.qld.edu.au) or Ms O’Sullivan (fosullivan@sec.qld.edu.au) to ensure that we order sufficient pizza.

Please email Ms O’Sullivan if you have any queries about the pizza dinner beforehand, or the Mass.

Ms Frances O’Sullivan, fosullivan@sec.qld.edu.au



SEC Seniors of 1988 Reunion

30 June 2018 - Ipswich Club

St Edmund’s College SENIORS of 1988 REUNION

The Seniors of 1988 are celebrating their thirty-year reunion on 30 June 2018 at the Ipswich Club, Gray Street, Ipswich. For further details or registration for the event please contact Michael Cavanagh on 0439 994 420 or Stephen Black on 0438 152 473.

2018 Senior Formal Photos

How to Order

Year 12 Formal Photos - How to Order

studiokirby.com.au

  1. Events & Extra Curricular Photos
  2. Select St Edmund’s
  3. Enter EDDIES18
  4. Select photo -- add to cart - (Print and hi-resolution digital download options available)
  • Hi-Resolution photos are emailed to the parents’ supplied email.
  • Photo Prints are posted to the home address in approximately two (2) weeks from date of order.

2018 SEC Formal Photos will remain online for a minimum twelve months.

Uniform Shop

Notices

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.

CHAMPION Sponsors
  • 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: mpodolak@sec.qld.edu.au


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