Newsletter - 26 October 2018

This week

Principal's Office

From the Principal

Fr Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets – Brother to Another in Action ​

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends,

Have you been following the news about the founder of Youth Off the Streets, Fr Chris Riley? I had the pleasure of meeting Fr Chris Riley in 2004. He was a guest speaker at a professional development day for school staff. At the time he had just returned from Aceh in Indonesia following the devastating Boxing Day tsunami. He went over there with students and staff from his Youth Off the Streets schools to help establish orphanages for the thousands of children whose parents tragically perished as a result of the natural disaster.
Youth Off the Streets was first opened in 1991 as a food van to feed the homeless youth living on the streets of the poorer suburbs of Sydney. It has since grown to an organisation that provides educational programs and counselling support for young people in crisis, operating six schools and educating more than 250 students. Fr Chris Riley has a simple but powerful formula to help the troubled youth who attend his schools. He says they each must commit to a program where they provide practical help for others, and says that the first step towards happiness and healing is made in the act of helping others. That’s why he went to Aceh after the Tsunami and why he brought with him students and staff from his schools to provide first line of help for the 30,000 orphaned children who were left behind. What started as a bold idea to help Aussie youth became a tent orphanage that eventually turned into the Children Care Centre Aceh. We pray that Youth Off the Streets continues to get the government support it so desperately needs to continue its life-giving work.

‘A Wonderful Evening of Amazing Talent’

These are the words spoken by an appreciative parent at last Friday ‘s Cultural Showcase Evening held in partnership with St Mary’s College and St Mary’s Primary School. This annual event, hosted by St Mary’s College, brought together the prodigious talents of students studying Creative Arts in music, visual arts, instrument, band and choir.

Thank you to Sallyanne Freney, Peter Kemp and Robyn Pozzias for coordinating the outstanding display of artwork from our Eddies’ young men.

Thank you to Tim Kirkwood, Jesse Gold and Frances O’Sullivan for the commitment given, allowing both the Eddies and St Mary’s students to perform so well. The talent on show was truly amazing and a credit to the instruction, care and presence that our teachers provide to give the boys these opportunities to shine on stage. Thank you, Tim Kirkwood, for your overall direction and coordination of the music program this year culminating in what was a wonderful evening.
Finally thank you to Chris Barton for his work with lighting and audio, without which the night would not have been such a great success.

AIC Athletics – 14 Years Champions for 2018

Congratulations to the eighty strong Eddie’s Track and Field team who competed in this year’s AIC Athletics’ Carnival. Our College was ranked 5th overall in what was a fiercely contested competition across the many disciplines. The Eddie’s 14 Years team were crowned Champions for 2018 in their respective age division. It all came down to a half a point difference separating first and second, underlining their outstanding achievement. The 15 Years team deserves praise for their overall third ranking.

Thank you to Chad de Waard and Nic Aldridge who managed, coached and coordinated our team for this year. Their time and effort resulted in the creation of a formidable team culture that inspired each individual athlete to strive to achieve his best on the day. It was gratifying to see our young men step in to fill the breach in several events to help in the overall team effort. It says a lot about the calibre of each of them individually but also of the team spirit that has been created under the direction of our coaching staff.


This week I was given the dreadful news of a Catholic Principal colleague and friend from another diocese whose son passed away tragically last weekend. It is a tragedy that others have experienced and sadly an all too common phenomenon among our young men in Australia. May God’s grace be with this family as they mourn the loss of their ‘beautiful boy’. May we each be instruments of God’s love in our encounters with the young men in our lives. Live Jesus in our hearts, forever.

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal

The Deputy


Mission and Community - Week 3

Who we help through the Eddies Christmas Hamper Appeal

For people on a very tight budget, the festive season can tip family finances into crisis.

Throughout the year, St Vincent de Paul workers and volunteers deliver aid to people unable to find secure and adequately paid work. All year round, they witness the financial pressure and emotional toll faced by low income earners and their families. Vinnies assists people who are unemployed or under-employed by conducting home visits and helping with food and utility bills. At Christmas time, the help of Vinnies is more important than ever. Such is the need at Christmas time, that Vinnies cannot complete the task on their own.

This is where St Edmund’s College steps in.

Inspired by our own Touchstones, we are proud to partner with an organisation that seeks to build a better world for those at the fringes of our community. The St Vincent de Paul Society envisions an Australia that prides itself on its strong sense of justice and compassion. They aim to stand in solidarity with people who are living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage. Along with Vinnies, we are looking to bring about a greater awareness of the structural issues that give rise to inequality, which is why we have launched the Christmas Hamper Appeal.

This year we have set a goal of at least 50 Family Hampers, as well as collecting items for several Personal Care Hampers. While the Christmas Hampers will bring some treats and a little joy, the Personal Care Hampers will save families money. This allows families independence, returning some of the dignity that the cycle of income stress takes from them.

The list provided to students highlights the basic items that need to be included in each ‘Family Christmas Hamper’. However, all students are encouraged to give generously and feel free to add multiples or extra items to their hampers. If you wish to make extra donations, items for the ‘Personal Care Hamper’ would be gratefully received. A donation box is located in College Reception.

A Prayer for Queensland Teachers’ Day

International World Teachers’ Day falls on 5 October each year. As this occurs during our school holidays, Queensland Education honours World Teachers’ Day on the third Friday of Term 4. Teachers at Eddies received a little gift and ribbon to wear today, reminding them of the significant role they play in the lives of our students.

Dear God,
Grant our teachers an abundance of Your wisdom. Prepare their hearts to welcome and to love, and may we make sure to show them love and respect in return.
Give them grace as they help students who need support, courage to say what needs to be said, tools and knowledge on how and when to speak love, and strength when they feel weak.
When they feel unseen, remind them that they are awesome.
They are shaping the history in many small - yet incredibly important - ways every day.
Allow all teachers at St Edmund’s College to know gratitude, because through the energy they share, all students receive the gift of education. Bless them, Lord, and may they see how their faithfulness will forever impact generations to come.
We ask through Christ our Lord and Teacher.

Term Four Highlights

Year 11 Leadership Election Day and Social: Friday 2 November

This is the final day in the series of leadership formation days for our Year 11 students. Students should arrive at the North Ipswich Reserve by 8.30am. The day will conclude at 11.30am and students will be allowed to depart the venue to prepare for their Year 11 Social.

Walk to Remember: Friday 9 November

Prior to Remembrance Day, St Edmund’s and St Mary’s Colleges will take part in the Walk to Remember on Friday 9 November before school. Participants in the Walk to Remember are asked to meet at 7.30am at the RSL Memorial, Nicholas Street Ipswich and walk to the Woodend Memorial on Roseberry Parade. We would love to see many families come out to honour Remembrance Day with our community.
Remembrance Day Poppies - From Monday students will be selling Poppies and Badges for RSL Ipswich Branch. Poppies are 50 cents each, and badges $5.00.

Year 12 Valedictory Mass and Dinner: Tuesday 13 November 2018

Part of our farewell ritual for our Senior students is the Valedictory Mass. This will be held at St Mary’s Church on Tuesday 13 November. (The Year 12 cohort photograph will be taken in front of the Church at 5.30pm, followed by Mass commencing at 6.00pm.) This is a special event for the community, therefore if you have a son in Year 12, please place this date in your diary.
All are welcome to the Valedictory Mass, however, places are restricted to Year 12 parents for the dinner. For further clarification please ask your son to see his House Dean.

Live Jesus in our hearts… forever!

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Mission and Community

Defence News

​Walk to Remember - Friday 9 November 2018

St Edmund’s College, St Mary’s College and St Mary’s Primary will again participate in the Walk to Remember. Students, parents, staff and Defence members will be walking to honour our service men and women, reflecting on those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The Walk to Remember will take place on Friday 9 November with participants meeting at the RSL Memorial Gardens at Nicholas Street, Ipswich for a 7:30am start. We will walk to Woodend Memorial where a brief ceremony will be held followed by a light refreshments.

Defence Student Lunches

In Term 4 Defence lunches will be held on Wednesdays at First Break. The weekly gatherings give students the opportunity to interact with one another, develop support networks, make connections and share experiences of Defence life.


On sale from students on Monday - for RSL Ipswich Branch - Poppies 50 cents each - Badges $5.00.

Ms Jodie Dunning, Defence Transition Mentor -

Learning & Teaching

Australian Mathematics Competition 2018


I am pleased to detail the results of students who competed in the Australian Mathematics Competition held during Term 3. One hundred and five students from Years 7 to 12 competed against hundreds of thousands of schools across thirty countries. The Competition tests everything from basic numeracy skills through to advance problem-solving.
Our most successful student achieved in the top 0.3% of the state and received a prize in the form of a book voucher. Year 7 student William Eiby received the Best in School award.
Approximately 70% of our participants received a Credit certificate or better.

Congratulations to the following twenty-five students who achieved Distinction certificates:
Year 12: Philip Cen, Oisin Hayes and Jacob Cash
Year 11: Dominic Boyle, Nicholas Rumpf, Lucas Sampson and Henry Abkin
Year 10: Connor Cash, Connor McPhillips and Lachlan Wesener
Year 9: Mitchell Vesper, Patrick Dinte, Ryan Verrenkamp and Connor Shaw
Year 8: Ben Ivanovic, Adam Hammant, Jack Stewart, Connor Sampson and Noah Bertram
Year 7: Corbin Walker, Alexander Mansell, Kynan Stoakes, Thomas Bryant, Ariel Kanofski and Ethan Windolf
These students will be presented with their certificates at Friday’s assembly.

A further forty-five students received Credit certificates. All students who participated will receive their certificates from their Mathematics teachers next week. Congratulations to all students on your outstanding achievement.

Ms Natalie Henness, Head of Department: Mathematics

Text Book Hire

Year Level Book Return Dates


As you would be aware St Edmund’s College operates a text book hire scheme for the benefit of all students at the College. The success and viability of this scheme is contingent upon the timely return of texts in good condition that allows for their redistribution to students for use in subsequent years. Unlike other schools, we do not charge a levy or require students to purchase texts separately. Often these costs are in the vicinity of $250 to $400. To assist us with the maintenance of the scheme we require your support in ensuring that your son’s texts are returned in good condition and in accordance with the timelines set out below:

Dates for return of textbooks NOT needed for exams.

Years 7, 8 and 9 Friday 16 November
Year 10 and 11 Friday 16 November
Year 12 Thursday 1 November
***All textbooks must be returned or paid for before going on the Year 12 outing on Wednesday 14th November.

Textbooks needed for exams: On the day of the timetabled exam – textbooks should be returned to the library before the exam or entry to the exam.

Final dates for return of items

Years 7, 8 and 9 Wednesday 28 November
** All textbooks must be returned or paid for before going on the House
outing on Thursday 29 November.
Year 10 and 11 Wednesday 28 November
Year 12 Monday 12 November

As you would understand we require students to return all textbooks before the end of term or their departure from the College to allow for cleaning, bagging and replacement arrangements to be made for next year.

Ms Christine Roche, Book Room Coordinator

Term 4 Maths and Science Tutorials

Senior School

Middle School


Pastoral News

Rice House Christmas Fundraiser

Nutrimetics Christmas Gifts

Career News

Career News - Week 3

Tertiary Entry Assistance - Music Scholarships - Pathways to University Study - Preparation for Job Interviews

Tertiary News

Assistance for Year 10, 11 and 12 Parents About University Entry

University of Southern Queensland has developed an excellent series of podcasts to inform parents of the process their children go through when applying for university at USQ. However, the podcasts will assist parents to understand entry to university in general. I would recommend that all parents with boys applying for tertiary studies next year.

The first three episodes cover Applying to Uni, Different Ways of Getting into Uni, Managing The Cost of Uni and Understanding Associate Degrees.

Please follow this link

QTAC: Have you applied for EAS?

Students with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply for the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) when applying for tertiary courses through QTAC. The benefit of this scheme is that you may be eligible to receive Adjustment Factors (bonus points) that may improve your chance of receiving a course offer. It is not too late to apply for EAS if you have not already done so. Visit the Educational Access Scheme page on the QTAC website to download the relevant cover sheet (or sheets). Comply with all the requirements on the cover sheet and upload your documents to your QTAC application (by going to ‘Outstanding Documents’). If the document you need to provide isn’t listed in ‘Outstanding Documents’, you can post your documents to QTAC. The final date to submit your EAS application for the offer-round on 25 January 2019 is 14 December 2018. See the Key dates and fees page for due dates for other offer rounds. QTAC recommends that current Year 12 students submit their application by the end of October, so additional information can be accessed from your school if necessary.

QUT: Scholarship Reminders

Remember that QUT’s Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships applications will close on 16 November 2018. Each scholarship is work $30,000 paid over the duration of your degree.

Upcoming Events:


QUT: Scholarship applications close

UQ and St Leo’s College: Music Achievement Scholarships

The University of Queensland (UQ), in collaboration with St Leo's College (a residential college at UQ), awards these scholarships to support college residents who are enrolled or planning to enroll in music studies at UQ. The scholarship provides a $6,000 reduction in annual fees to reside at St Leo’s College. Applications close on 1 February 2019. Find out more on the UQ Scholarship website.

UQ: Scholarships for 2019

UQ invites future students of 2019 to apply for a wide range of scholarships that would assist in making the transition to university. Scholarships are categorized as either Academic and Equity, Sporting, Residential College or faculty-based. Offerings change frequently so view the full list of opportunities here. Closing dates vary for each scholarship. The deadline for academic scholarships for 2019 are closing Friday 16 November 2018. These are open to both Year 12 and gap year students. Click here to read more about the scholarships and to apply.

University of Southern Queensland : Scholarships closing soon

USQ offers scholarship opportunities for students of all backgrounds and stages of their tertiary education. There is likely going to be a scholarship to fit your circumstances. The main round of scholarship applications will be closing on 26 October 2018. Click here for a full list of scholarships on offer at USQ.

Griffith University : General scholarship information

Griffith and its partners provide more than $40 million annually, to support students as they complete their degrees. Over 600 scholarships are available to new and continuing students whose success at University would benefit from direct financial support. Scholarship closing dates vary so check on the website for individual scholarship closing dates.

Griffith University : Scholarships from the Business School

Business students are invited to apply for the suite of prizes, awards and scholarships on offer to assist them with their business studies. For high achieving school leavers, the Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) Academic Excellence Scholarship offers full-time Griffith business students up to $20,000 for a 4-year double degree. To read more about the Griffith Business School scholarships, search ‘Business and Government’ on the scholarship webpage.

Pathways to university study

While an OP is still the most popular pathway to gaining entry to your preferred university course, it is not the only pathway available in Queensland. If you don’t achieve your university course goal straight after Year 12, this is not the end of the road. There are many upgrading pathways available to you. Several tertiary institutions have web pages dedicated to the alternative pathways to tertiary studies.

Also, check out the Upgrading Pathways page on the QTAC website. Note that some of the pathways are specific to the institution listing them. You should always check that the institution you want to go to accepts the pathway you are thinking of choosing.

Training and Employment

SRJ Walker Wayland Cadetship Program

SRJ Walker Wayland is a Queensland based accounting, audit and advisory firm with offices in Brendale, Brisbane, Caboolture and Sunshine Coast. The firm is now accepting applications for its 2019 cadetship program. A cadetship incorporates study with paid work experience. The SRJ Walker Wayland Cadetship Program is open to Year 12 students and first-year university students who have or are planning to apply for an accounting, business or dual degree including one of these majors. You can download the Cadetship Guidelines Form and the Cadetship Application Form from the website. Applications are now open and can be submitted by emailing it to

Career options in the Construction and Property Services Industry

The Construct My Career website has information on the jobs available in the construction and property services industries. The information on the website includes videos, information sheets and quizzes - all of which will introduce you to the jobs available in this industry. The site also includes a questionnaire - My Career Match - which comes up with industry job ideas based on your responses to the questions it asks you. Explore the website yourself to get a feel for this growing industry.

Job Search Sites

The Australian Apprenticeships Pathways (AAP) website has a comprehensive list (with links) to general and specific job search websites that may also relate to apprenticeships and traineeships. Visit the AAP website to access the sites.

Queensland Government: Fee-free vocational training for Year 12 graduates

This Queensland Government program supports Queensland Year 12 graduates in transitioning to employment by providing fee-free training for Certificate III qualifications in high priority vocational areas. Find out more on the Queensland Government Training website.

Prepare for your job interview?

It is wise to prepare for a job interview whether the interview is for a cadetship with a large corporation, an apprenticeship with a local builder or a checkout job at a supermarket. Your preparation should include thinking up job interview questions and how you might answer them. A good resource to help you with this can be found on the Career FAQs website.

Sample Resumes and Cover Letters

The Career FAQs website has sample resumes and cover letters for many occupations, including for people with no work experience. Check the website out for a template that suits your level of experience.

Mr Mark Currie, Careers Guidance Officer


Music and Cultural

Music News

Important Musical Events of Week 4

Our annual Combined Colleges’ Showcase took place last Friday. This event was held in the McAuley Centre at St Mary’s College. It certainly was a highlight for the Performing Arts Department with all students delivering performances of a very high standard. This was yet another demonstration of the multitude of talent we have here at the College.

I would like to thank all of the staff involved in making this happen with a special mention to Mrs Emelia Franz (Acting Cultural Co-ordinator of St Mary’s College) for her efforts in hosting this event. Congratulations must go to all of the students involved in this evening. On behalf of the St Edmund's College community I thank you for all the hard work you have put into producing such wonderful performances for this event.

Important Music Department Events Week 4

St Edmund’s Sporting & Cultural Awards Night - Tue 30 October

Next week will be another busy week for the Music Department with three performances taking place. The first will involve the Senior Contemporary Band and the Combined Colleges’ Choir performing at the College Sporting and Cultural Awards next Tuesday (30th). The Contemporary Band are required to be at the College Hall no later than 6:45pm with the Choir to be in attendance no later than 8.00pm. All students are required to wear full school uniform.

St Mary’s College Awards Night - Wed 31 October

The second event will see the Combined Colleges’ Concert Band performance at the St Mary’s College Awards Night on Wednesday (31st). All students involved in this band must be at the McAuley Centre (St Mary’s Hall) by 6:30pm. Could parents please collect their son around 7:45pm. All students are required to wear full school uniform.

St Edmund’s Academic Awards Night - Thu 1 November

The College Jazz Band and College Choir will perform at the College Academic Awards night on Thursday, 1 November. Students in the Jazz Band are to arrive at the St Edmund’s College Hall no later than 6:20pm. Students in the College Choir will need arrive by 7:30pm. All students are required to wear full school uniform.

Instrumental Lessons

A reminder that students must keep checking the notice board outside of K205 for their instrumental lesson times.

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

Rotary Youth Speaks Competition

Commendable Achievement from Jay Steele

The Rotary Youth Speaks competition for 2018 featured the topic ‘Be the inspiration’ ,at the Ipswich Club last Tuesday night. Our representative this year was Jay Steele from Year 9. The night featured a dinner, quality speeches and comprehensive feedback for competitors. From a competitive field of six schools, Jay was up against Senior school students and held his own well, coming fourth overall. This is a commendable achievement and Jay is to be congratulated on furthering his personal development in the field of Oratory.

Ms Kylie McAndrew, Public Speaking Coordinator


2018 AIC Track and Field Championship Results

Congratulations to SEC 14 Years Age Championship Team

Congratulations to our Athletics Team who competed in the AIC Championships earlier this week at QSAC. We gained a 5th Placing in the Aggregate competition behind St Laurence’s’ College (4th), St Peter’s Lutheran College (3rd) and Iona College (2nd), with AIC Aggregate winners, Marist College, Ashgrove. Congratulations to St Edmund’s 14 Years team who secured the Age Championship Trophy.

A special mention to those students who stepped up and filled in gaps we had as the carnival progressed as a result of injuries to other squad members. Tyler Cuthbert–Hough (Year 8) and Ryan Casha (Year 8) both commendably agreed to compete up an age group (or in Tyler’s case two age groups) to fill various events. These efforts demonstrate outstanding Eddie’s Spirit contributing everything they had for the good of their team over individual glory.

Below is listed our individual place-getters and overall results for each age group.

12 Years (6th)
Isaac McCarthy 1st Shot Put (Div 1)
Thomas Wyton 3rd Discus (Div1)
Ben Naish 1st Javelin (Div 1)
Ethan Windolf 1st Discus (Div 2), 2nd Javelin (Div 2)
Koen Miller 1st Shot Put (Div 2)

13 Years (6th)
Joel Powell 2nd 1500 Metre (Div 1)
Larry Siala 2nd Discus (Div1)
Tristan Fuatimau 3rd Shot Put (Div2)
Daniel Mavunda Muimpe 2nd Discus (Div 2)

14 Years (1st)
Brock McNamara 1st 100 Metre (Div 1)
1st d 200 Metre (Div 1)
3rd 100 Metre Hurdles (Div 1)
1st 4 x 100 Metre Relay (Div1)
Hayden Molkentien 1st 400 Metre (Div 1)
3rd 800 Metre (Div 1)
1st 4 x 100 Metre Relay (Div1)
2nd 100 Metre (Div 2)
Riley Stoddart 1st 4 x 100 Metre Relay (Div1)
2nd 100 Metre (Div 4)
Corey Taylor 1st 4 x 100 Metre Relay (Div 1)
Kai Brown 1st High Jump (Div 1)
1st Triple Jump (Div1)
Patrick Schmidt 1st 800 Metre (Div2)
1st 1500 Metre (Div2)
Jackson Crocker-Garlepp 2nd Shot Put (Div 2)
Nathan Cox 2nd Discus (Div 2)
Joseph Xavier 1st Javelin (Div 2)

15 Years (3rd)
Kerryn Ryan 1st 100 Metre (Div 1)
1st 200 Metre (Div1)
3rd 100 Metre (Div 1)
3rd High Jump (Div1)
2nd Long Jump (Div 1)
1st Triple Jump (Div 1)
Samuel Janison 2nd 100 Metre (Div 2)
Ryan Casha 2nd Triple Jump (Div 2)
Derenhio Ah You 1st Discus (Div 2)

16 Years (8th)
Jude Thomas 1st 800 Metre (Div 1)
1st 1500 Metre (Div 1)
Jayden James 1st Shot Put (Div 1)
1st Discus (Div 2)
Alex Davies 2nd 1500 Metre (Div 2)

Open (7th)
Benjamin Thomas 3rd 200 Metre (Div1)
Alex Davies 1st 3000 Metre (Div 1)
Allan Cooper 3rd Triple Jump (Div 2)
Caileb Powell 2nd Discus (Div 2)
Samuel Hockings 1st Javelin (Div 2)


Congratulations to Ben Naish and Patrick Schmidt who have both been selected in the Under 12 and Under 14 Metropolitan West Cricket teams respectively.


The following groups have started to prepare for AIC Sport in 2019
• Firsts Volleyball Squad
• Years 10 to 12 Cricket
• AIC Swimming
• Opens Rugby
• Year 10 New Zealand Rugby
• Year 9 Rugby 7s
• Year 10 Melbourne Football

Many of our Years 7 and 8 students are also preparing for Term 1 sports in their Sport Lessons. As you can see there is a lot happening and students need to ensure they are organised and attending these sessions as we prepare for a big year in 2019.

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport


Tuckshop Roster - Week 4

Commencing 29 October 2018

Mon 29 Oct: R Osborne, M Nugent, E Vince, K Truelove.
Tue 30 Oct: L Maher, S Eaton, A Kennedy.
Wed 31 Oct: B MacDonald.
Thu 1 Nov: S Hart, H Rahn, H Turner.
Fri 2 Nov: S McNamara, D Armitage, S Verrenkamp.

Tuckshop 2019 - Can you help?

Request for volunteers

Are you able to assist at the tuckshop for two hours, once a month? We are seeking helpers to enable a roster to be organised for 2019. Please direct your offer of assistance to: with your preferred day, or phone Narelle Rea or Gina Weight (Tuckshop Convenors) during school hours on 3810 4486.

School News

TWO IMPORTANT EVENTS Week 4 - College Awards Nights

Sporting & Cultural Awards Tuesday 30 October and Academic & Service Awards Thursday 1 November

Sporting and Cultural Awards Night - Tuesday 30 October - 7.00pm

Academic and Service Awards Night - Thursday 1 November - 6.50 for 7.00pm

All Year 12 students are expected to attend Academic Awards Night on Thursday 1 November. ALL Award winners are also expected to attend. A full list of award winners will be published on Monday.


Student Dress: Formal Uniform (winter) is to be worn by ALL students, (Years 11 and 12 - blazer, white shirt, tie), which includes clean, well-polished shoes, pressed trousers, and neat grooming.

Gentlemen: Collared shirt, long trousers, closed footwear

Ladies: Dressy attire and appropriate footwear

Skool2Skoolies GOLF DAY

Sunday 11 November 2018 - Sandy Gallop - All Welcome

Skool2Skoolies Raffle Winner

$300 Trek Ipswich Sponsorship

St Eddies DANCE - Years 7 to 11 - Invited Schools Only

Friday 26 October 2018 - 7.00 to 10.00 pm

Please see flyer for full details

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop - 2018/2019 Holiday Trading

Year 7, 2019 Fitting Appointments - Year 11, 2019 Blazer Information

YEAR 7/2019

A reminder that it is necessary for all new students requiring uniforms to make an appointment. You can purchase uniforms at the time of fitting. Dates and times are shown on the website. Thank you.

YEAR 11/2019

An email was sent out recently regarding information on Senior Blazers for 2019
Year 11 students. Cost of a new blazer is $205 with a deposit of $100.
Deposits are due on Thursday 8 November, and the balance can be paid before or on the day of arrival of blazers in March 2019. Payment can be made via Email, Phone or in person at the Uniform Shop only, not College Reception.


The Uniform Shop will trade as normal up until Thursday 29 November 2018

Saturday 24 November 8:00am to 12 noon

Back to School 2019 Uniform Shop Times

The Uniform Shop will trade as normal commencing Monday 14 January 2019

Saturday 19 January 8:00am to 12 noon

Visit the SEC Website for all Uniform Shop information including an updated Price List -

Trading Hours

MONDAY – 8:00 am to12:30pm

TUESDAY – 8:00am to 3:30pm (CLOSED – 12:30pm to 1:30pm)

WEDNESDAY – 8:00am – 3:30pm (CLOSED – 12:30pm to 1:30pm)

THURSDAY – 8:00 am to 12:30pm

P: 3810 4489



St Mary's Parish News

Sacraments for Children in 2019

Children who are in Year 5 and older will be invited to celebrate the Sacrament of First Penance (Confession) in early March 2019. The Sacrament of Confirmation for children in Year 3 will be celebrated in August. The children in Year 4 will be invited to prepare and celebrate for their First Holy Communion in mid-May. Further information regarding the exact dates will be advised in the coming weeks. The St Mary’s Parish looks forward to celebrating these milestones with the families of the Ipswich Catholic Community. For further information please contact Bernadette McAndrew at the Parish Office on 3281 2133.

Irish Community Remembrance Mass

St James' Church, Coorparoo - Sunday 4 November - 12 noon

Irish Community November Remembrance Mass

Come and join with other members of our Irish Community in praying for the peaceful repose of your deceased relatives and friends at our Annual November Remembrance Mass, which will take place on Sunday 4 November at 12 noon in St James’ Church, 165 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo.

Tea/coffee will be served afterwards – an opportunity to renew old acquaintances and meet new friends.

The Mass is being organised by The Irish Australian Support Association of Qld Inc (IASAQ) and the Celebrant will be Fr Seamus McMahon SM.

For further information please contact our IASAQ Co-ordinator on 0432 087 328.


Blue Ribbon Motors - Dual Cab Ute Deals and Run Out Sales

Thank you to Blue Ribbon Motors - Generous Sponsors of St Edmund's College

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