Newsletter - 29 March 2019

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

St Edmund’s College Open Learning Centre Application Submitted

Dear Parents and Friends of St Edmund’s College

Today marks an important initial step in our application for a government grant for the construction of an Open Learning Centre (College Library). March 29 is the deadline for Capital Grant applications for Catholic schools in Queensland and I am pleased to announce that we have submitted our application on time. This will set in motion further steps as we strive to seek government funding assistance for this important building project. We are by no means a certainty; however, we remain hopeful that our application will meet the eligibility requirements and be judged favourably against the Queensland Catholic Education Commission Capital Grant criteria.

The next step is a meeting scheduled for May 13 when a reference group from the Queensland Catholic Education Commission will visit the College to validate our eligibility requirements. If our application passes this assessment, we will be asked to present to an independent panel who will evaluate our application against the Capital Grant criteria. Our hope is that our project will be judged favourably and meet the threshold for government assistance, in which case we will be able to proceed with the project for a 2021 construction date.

Concurrent with this external process to seek government funding is an Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) Capital Building approval process following the ‘in principle’ approval we received from EREA a few weeks ago. The next step in the EREA approval process is the Stage 3 Capital Works Application, which will be finalised next Term.

Please see attached a perspective drawing of how the Open Learning Centre may appear from the corner of Mary and Arthur Streets. We are progressing well with our endeavour to satisfy both approval processes. Suffice to say that we still have a lot of work to do; however, today marks an important and vital first-step along the way.

Congratulations 8B and 9A Volleyball – 2019 AIC Premiers

Congratulations to our 8B Volleyball Team for their outstanding undefeated season in the Term 1 AIC Volleyball competition. 9A deserve praise for defending their Championship status for the third year in a row with a three-way Premiership shared with Iona and Marist Colleges this year. Well done to coaches Mr Chad de Ward (8B) and Mr Michael Podolak (9A) and their support crew for helping the boys to achieve success on the volleyball court this year. Thank you to our teachers who were coaches and managers for Volleyball, AFL and Cricket teams this year. We are blessed to have such generous teachers who give their time and expertise to ensure our students have these valuable co-curricular opportunities. It invariably translates into quality relationships in the classroom resulting in improved learning outcomes for the boys.

Lots on in the Final Week of the Term

Best wishes to all our Eddies’ young men who will be involved in various co-curricular activities and events next week. These events include:

Year 10 New Zealand Rugby Tour
Year 10 Melbourne Football Tour
Year 7 Rugby and Football Clinics
Year 8 and 9 Camp
Year 12 Queensland Core Skills Practice
Year 10 Trial a Trade and Uni Taste Days
Year 11 Employment Pathway Incursion Day

Thank you to all the teachers involved in coordinating these fantastic opportunities for our boys. Please be advised that I will be accompanying the staff and students on the Year 10 New Zealand Rugby Tour. While over there we will be presenting a special gift to each of the schools on behalf of St Edmund’s College as an expression of our solidarity with our New Zealand brothers and sisters following the Christchurch terror attacks. The gift is a coolamon designed and painted by our very own Aboriginal Elder, Uncle Joe Kirk.

Farewell and Thank you

Sadly, I announce that Mr Matt Ryland and Ms Beatrice Tsang will be finishing with us at the end of the Term. Both Matt and Beatrice are new to the College and have resigned due to personal family matters. We thank them for their contribution to the College and wish them well in their future endeavours.

Picture of the Week (attached) - Perspective of Open Learning Centre

Please keep in your prayers the Halpin family with the passing of De Halpin-Roberts last week. Her funeral was held at St Mary’s Church on Tuesday 26 March. De’s younger brother Keith Halpin is a former staff member as one of the College Leadership Team in the role of Assistant Principal Mission and Identity and a past student of St Edmund’s College. De herself, has worked for Brisbane Catholic Education for over 30 years starting at St Mary’s Primary and for the last eighteen years, Immaculate Heart Primary, Leichhardt. Many Eddies young men were taught by De who is fondly remembered as a caring, vivacious and gifted teacher.

May De rest in eternal peace in God’s loving embrace.

Live Jesus in our hearts. Forever.

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal

The Deputy


Identity News

A Lenten Reflection

As we near the end of term, we also pass the half-way mark in Lent on our journey to Easter. This week I was offered the following reflection to consider:

Jesus healed many during his three years of public ministry. He raised the dead and he fed the multitudes. He cured those suffering from leprosy and he healed those who were blind. Can you imagine the joy and delight of being able to see for the first time or even after a long time, the colours of the world or the faces of loved ones?

We may not see such miracles often or ever but smaller miracles are happening every day. We may not be physically blind but we may be spiritually blind. We see but do not perceive; we hear but do not understand. We go through the motions, but we do not really live our faith.

“Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor. God’s voice is no longer heard, the quiet joy of his love is no longer felt, and the desire to do good fades.” (Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium: §2)

Do we really look and see with our eyes, the hand or presence of God in our lives?
Do we compartmentalise God?
Do we see God in other people?
Would other people see God in us?

Let us try to look around this week and to see God’s hand in creation!
Let us try to experience the wonder of the world around us!
Let’s really see people around us, to see God’s image in them!
Let us pray that we not become spiritually blind to Christ and God’s love for us in this coming week.

Project Compassion - 1 week to go!

Through Project Compassion, our students will make a difference around the world, helping communities by giving 100%. St Edmund’s continues to raise money for Project Compassion throughout the Lenten Season. This will be a focus until the end of term. We are encouraging our young men to find a way to give up something so that they may give more to the global community. We have already hit over $1,100 but need more of your support to match our donation from 2018.
Please follow this link to support our Project Compassion Appeal:

DanDaLion Inclusive Cricket Match: Reflection by Stewart England

Last Sunday St Edmund’s College, along with St Mary’s College, hosted the DanDaLion inclusive cricket match. DanDaLion is an organisation that supports people with a ‘diffability’ to integrate into an inclusive environment.
The cricket match was a real opportunity to fulfil our motto that ‘Eddies Men Can’. We made the match inclusive by using a large tennis ball instead of a regular cricket ball. The ball was bigger and slower, which made it easier for everyone to hit the ball and feel success.
I believe everyone should participate in events like this because it gives you a real understanding that people are not that different. It allows people to grow with greater care for others, gives everyone the chance to be included and spend fun times with new friends. Thanks to the College staff who helped this go ahead and to the Special O Cricket Team and volunteers from DanDaLion.

Mark your diary for Term 2:

Wednesday 24 April: ANZAC Day Gunfire Breakfast 7.30am and Service 8.30am
Any staff, students, parents and friends, along with those who have a connection to the Australian Armed Forces are invited to share in a Gunfire Breakfast and ANZAC Day Service from 7.30am.

Thursday 25 April ANZAC DAY: Old Boys’ Service, Woodend Honour Stone, 6.30am, and Anzac Day March.
Look for more details via Facebook and EDE when Term 2 begins.

Sunday 28 April: Parish Mass at St Mary’s Church Ipswich 6.00pm.
All are welcome to share in the Eucharistic celebration and stay for a cuppa and a chat following Mass.

Friday 3 May: Edmund Rice Mass and Celebrations from 8.45am
The College community will celebrate Mass at 9.00am. This will follow with House activities to mark the Spirit and Feast of Blessed Edmund Rice.

Friday 10 May: Mums ‘n’ Chums Evening, 6.00pm.
Mothers or significant females in the lives of our boys - come along with your sons for an evening of fun to mark Mother’s Day.

Live Jesus in our hearts. Forever.

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Identity

ANZAC Ceremonies

College ANZAC Services - 24 April - ANZAC Day 25 April 2019

ANZAC Day is a time when we remember as a community those who sacrificed their lives and honour our service men and women. As part of the College tradition, our Anzac Day Liturgy will be held on Wednesday 24 April, 8.45am in the College Hall.

On ANZAC Day - Thursday 25 April - St Edmund’s College invites students, parents, friends and Defence personnel to march in the Ipswich ANZAC Day March. For more information or to obtain student permission forms for the March, please contact the College’s Defence School Mentor, Ms Kylie Biddle, either in person (via HODs Reception), via phone on 3810 4476 or email

ANZAC Commemoration - Calling for Photos

Can you help?

The St Edmund’s College ANZAC Commemoration Ceremony will be held on Wednesday 24 April. We are focusing on our Vietnam Veterans and would like to collect photos for our ANZAC Power-Point for the ceremony.

We are calling for photos, names, etc. from families of St Edmund’s community, who may have a family member, friend, etc. who was associated with the Vietnam War and would like to share their photos for the Commemoration Ceremony.

We would also like to extend the collecting of photos/names to any family member/s associated with any of the global conflicts.

Photos may be emailed to the Defence Schools Mentor, Ms Kylie Biddle at

Please direct any inquiries to Ms Kylie Biddle on 3810 4476 or via email.

Learning & Teaching

Careers - Week 9

End-or-Term Careers Activities - Defence News - Careers Information Days

End of Term Careers Activities

All Year Ten students who are here in the final week of term next week will be involved in Careers activities on the last two days of term (Wednesday 3 April and Thursday 4 April). Students have chosen either to be involved in UniTaste (university visits) or Trial A Trade (at the College).

Students who have chosen UniTaste will visit the University of Queensland (St Lucia Campus), Queensland University of Technology (Gardens Point Campus) and University of Southern Queensland Springfield over the two days to engage in presentations and workshops on university life. This is a careers enrichment opportunity for students which will provide an insight into university.

Students will be traveling with myself and other staff by bus to and from the venues, leaving the College bus area at 8.40 am and returning by 2.45 pm.

Students are required to wear neat casual clothes (no offensive messages or slogans) and covered shoes. They must also bring water and a hat. On Wednesday 3 April, morning tea will be provided by St Leo’s Residential College at UQ. Lunch may be purchased at the venues on Wednesday and Thursday at the universities. Students should bring any additional food they need for snacks.

Students who have chosen Trial A Trade need to ensure that they come to the College in appropriate trade work attire and closed shoes. Boys doing Construction will be on a project at Marburg and will need to bring their own lunch and water to the site.

Other Year Ten students will be on the Rugby and Football tours. Good luck to these boys as they represent the College.

Defence News

ADF Gap Year applications are closing soon

You can still apply for the 2019 ADF Gap Year to experience life in the Navy, Army or Air Force, without committing to a longer period. However, places are strictly limited, so apply early. Visit the Gap Year website for more information and to apply.

Defence University Sponsorship

Start studying a degree of your choice, at the university of your choice and then join the Australian Defence Force under the Defence University Sponsorship scheme. Through this scheme, you will have your fees paid, receive a salary while you complete your degree and walk straight into an ADF job following graduation. Visit the Defence Jobs website for details.

Upcoming Defence Force Information Sessions

Stay informed about important upcoming Queensland and National ADF events and information sessions by visiting the Defence Jobs website.

Information Days

Queensland Police Recruiting seminars

If you are interested in exploring the career opportunities within the Queensland Police Service, you can attend a seminar. Visit the Queensland Police Recruiting website for upcoming seminars.

Upcoming Events:


Queensland Police Recruiting Information Session Brisbane, QLD

Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) Information Session

This college offers accredited courses in counselling, psychology, case management, social work, youth work, social sciences and coaching. The College will hold an information session 30 April 2019. Visit the ACAP website to register your attendance at the session.

Aviation Australia

Aviation Australia is a world class, registered training organisation, established by the Queensland State Government in 2001 to support the development and growth of aviation and aerospace industries in both the Australian and international markets. They pride themselves in training excellence, offering courses in cabin crew, engineering and pilot training to aspiring individuals, looking to pursue a career in the aviation industry. For those already leading a successful career, Aviation Australia provides the opportunity to upskill or gain professional development, with a variety of short courses to further advance within the industry. As a result, Aviation Australia is a partner to over 60 airlines and aerospace companies, governments, defence forces and regulatory authorities, with over 1000 graduates working worldwide. Visit their website for upcoming events including information sessions and expos.

Upcoming Events:


Aviation Australia Cabin Crew Career Information Session Brisbane, QLD


Aviation Expo 2019 Brisbane, QLD

Career Spotlight

Chemistry careers

Founded in 1917 and granted a Royal Charter in 1932, the RACI is the professional body for the chemical sciences in Australia. It acts both as the qualifying body in Australia for professional chemists, and as a learned society promoting the science and practice of chemistry. The Royal Australian Chemical Institute website has a section on Career planning which contains:

Court and Legal Clerks

Court and Legal Clerks provide administrative and operational support to Legal Professionals by performing clerical work associated with the functions of courts, legal practices and the administration of trusts and estates. Tasks can include: processing court documentation, documenting court proceedings, actions and decisions, serving legal orders such as summonses and subpoenas, organise jury and witness lists, swearing in juries and witnesses and more. Job titles can include: clerk of court, Court Bailiff or sheriff, court orderly, law or legal clerk, trust officer or trust clerk. For more information and for other legal professions look at the job outlook website.

Mr Mark Currie, Careers Guidance Officer/Adviser

Senior School

Middle School


Pastoral News

2019 Year 12 Jersey - Payment Required Now

Cost $65.00

St Edmund’s College Senior Jersey orders and payments are required as soon as possible.

The design is posted on the notice board outside the Deans’ Room, on the College App and Facebook page, and pictured here.

Cost of the 2019 Senior Jersey is $65. Payments can be made at the College Reception via EFTPOS; Qkr!; or cash/cheque in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the student’s name and “Senior Jersey”, and placed in the locked box in the Student Office.

Students must sign to verify that their information is correct. Please direct all enquiries to Mr Mills during school hours on 3810 4400 or

Year 12 Formal

Thursday 16 May 2019 - Ipswich Civic Centre

YEAR 12 FORMAL - Thursday 16 May 2019 - 7.00pm (Week 4, Term 2)

- $110 per person
- Payment must be received by Wednesday 1 May 2019
- Payment can be made through the locked box in the Student Office. Cash or cheques (made out to St Edmund’s College) must be placed in an envelope marked “Formal Tickets Payment” with the student’s name and total amount of the payment. Payment can be made also through College Reception via credit card or EFTPOS or via the College App.
- It is not essential to take a partner.
- If you are taking a partner it is essential to advise any dietary requirements they have such as allergies, vegetarian or gluten-free meals.
- Seating plans will be made available outside the Deans’ Room (early Term 2) for students to note the names of the people (including partners) sitting at their table. Tables are comprised of 16 people. It is essential that students correctly spell their partner’s name on the table plan as this is used for the table place cards.
- The Pre-Formal is held from 6.00pm to 7.00pm at the College and photographers will be set up in the College Hall to take family photos. The photographers will move to the Ipswich Civic Centre for the evening for students, their partners and friendship groups to have photos taken.
- Finger food and punch are served at the Pre-Formal.
- Expensive transport is discouraged as the travel between school and venue is so short.
- Please contact Ms Vanessa Bell on 3810 4491 or with any further questions.

Career News


Music and Cultural


Sports News - Week 9


Cricket, Australian Rules and Volleyball (Term 1 Sports)

The Cricket, Australian Rules and Volleyball season came to an end last Saturday with Round 7 against Padua College. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all students, coaches and parents involved in the season.

Congratulations to our 8B Volleyball (undefeated) and 9A Volleyball sides who were successful in winning an AIC Premiership this year. Our 7B Volleyball side also deserves a special mention finishing equal second in their first appearance in AIC Sport.

Rugby Union, Football and Cross Country (Term 2 Sports)

Preparations for Term 2 Sport move quickly into Rugby Union and Football trials this week. Please note we will hold Internal Trials at our Playing Fields at Tivoli on Saturday 30 March to assist in our preparation. It is an expectation that students wishing to play in AIC Sport Term 2 attend all pre-season trials.

Please see the College App as well as the respective EDE Pages for details of Rugby Union and Football Pre-Season and Trials over the next week, as well as the holiday period. Please note that both sports will have activities running over the holidays and students are expected to communicate with their coach or coordinator if attendance is an issue.

2019 AIC Coordinators:

Years 7 and 8 Football – Mr Wayne Warren
Years 9 to 12 Football – Mr Nathan Manttan
Years 7 and 8 Rugby – Mr Dan King
Years 9 to 12 Rugby – Mr Chad de Waard

Cross Country Training

Students need to be aware that Cross Country training has commenced and attendance at these sessions needs to improve. Training for Cross Country also complements fitness as students prepare for the Rugby Union and Football season.

Please note that the AIC Cross Country Championships are being held earlier than usual this year (Term 2, Week 4, Monday 13 May). Again, for all training details please see the College App or the Cross Country EDE Page.

Representative Sport

Congratulations to the following students on their selection in representative school sport teams over the past few weeks:

Samuel Burling (Met West 18 Years Basketball)
Merrick Small (Met west 18 Years Basketball)
Max Banditt (Met West 18 Years Basketball)
Jordan Hudspith (Met West 18 Years Basketball)
Logan Atkins (Met West 18 Years Basketball)
Conrad Browne (Western District 12 Years Rugby League)

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

St Edmund's Cross Country FUN RUN

Friday 26 April 2019

Cross Country FUN RUN Sponsorship Cards were issued to all St Edmund's students today, Friday 29 March.

SEC First XV Suncorp Curtainraiser - Discount Ticket Offer

St Edmund's VS Padua - Friday 5 April - 5.00pm Kick Off

Football / Rugby Internal Trials - 30 March 2019

Saturday 30 March 2019


SEC Firsts Squad Vs Ambrose Treacy College Firsts at 11.00am – Jack Bowers Oval

(Kate St, Indooroopilly) Please arrive at 9:45am

Time / Field

Tivoli 2

Tivoli 3


Year 7


Year 8


Year 9

Year 10 (Melbourne Tour Players Excluded)


Opens (Firsts Squad Playing Ambrose Treacy College Excluded)


Time / Field

Tivoli 1

Tivoli 4

8:30am to 10.00am

Year 7

Year 8

10.00am to 11:30am

Year 9

Opens (Students who have not been training in Firsts Squad)

Year 10 (Students not going on the NZ Tour)

All players should come prepared with the following items:
  • Boots
  • Shin Pads (Football)
  • Mouth Guards (Rugby – Not compulsory but recommended)
  • Water Bottle
  • An appropriate Rugby Jersey / Shirt for contact work

AIC Australian Rules Results - 22/23 March 2019

Round 7 Vs Padua College

Opens – Loss 7.7(49) to 11.6(72). After making gradual improvements each week, we faced Padua College who had produced similar results to us throughout the season. Unfortunately, the boys had no answer for the intensity with which the Padua side played, clearly more determined to get a result. We moved away from the structure that had seen us gain improvements, were consistently second to the ball and not willing to defend through the middle of the ground. Darcy Prest played his best game for the season but lacked a support crew to keep us in the contest.

Year 8/9 – Win 8.5(53) to 4.7(31). The final round saw SEC travel to an immaculate Aspley AFC to take on Padua. Both teams had been on par for the length of the competition and so it became a direct battle to sort out the final ladder placings. The match was a see-sawing affair where the White and Blue started hot and had bursts of excellence but let Padua back into the game in the early second and fourth quarters when they had the wind behind them. It was easily the best football our team had played and it showed in the final score line. Ryan Casha scored 3 majors through picking up crumbs and frees while Samuel Caprioli created a lot of space through strong leads. Regan Payne was again very strong along the Half Back Line in concert with Linc Bentley and Reegan Van der Westen.

Year 7 – Loss 1.0(6) to 11.8(74). The last round of the season was an old school lesson in team football. Padua started brilliantly, moving the ball well and scoring freely. SEC got up and going eventually but never controlled the play. Effort was good on our behalf but we couldn’t match them for skill over the entire field. As a result, they took too many uncontested marks in front of goal and converted most. Thanks boys for a great season. You have all contributed well and played with the Eddies spirit. You should all be very proud of the way you have competed and improved as a group over what is a short season. Keep your eyes on the notices as Australian Rules skills clinics will be held throughout Terms 2 and 3 for those boys looking to improve their game. Thanks again for all your work from Mr Manttan, Ms Collins and Mr Aldridge.

AIC Volleyball Results - 23 March 2019

Round 7 Vs Padua College

Firsts – Loss 0-3. Despite an interrupted start to the game, the team was able to come out strong and take an early lead in the first set. Both teams competed hard and managed to go point for point until the 20-point mark of each set when Padua took a small lead and eventually the set. The next two sets played out much the same; we were in each set and only beaten by the smallest of margins. Bowen Walker put everything he had into this game and came up for us, Benjamin Thomas, Nicholas Rumpf and Jordan Hudspith were reliable point winners all match.

Seconds – Loss 1-2. A game that reflected the season. The boys fought well in the first set to come back from a 7-1 deficit to win it. Unfortunately, they stalled in the second and Padua were able to take it 23-25. The third was another close set; both sides had it within their grasp but it was Padua who finally claimed it after a couple of desperate rallies in the concluding points. Not the conclusion to the season they were looking for; however they were not disgraced and unfortunately that can be the cruelty of sport.

Thirds – Loss 0-2. The Thirds came up against a strong outfit in Padua on Saturday. Once again we struggled to get going in the first set with strong hitting from Padua keeping us out of the race. The second set was a different story with the boys finding some good ball at the net after solid serving opened the door. Ultimately though, Padua were able to make better use of the ball to pull away toward the end for the victory.

11A – Win 2-0. A see-sawing game of action and intensity. Both teams put multiple points on at a time and tried to break away but the opposition did their best to hold each other back. Our defence was particularly strong, both at the net and on the floor, which kept us in multiple points that created pressure on Padua. Nathan Curr played his best game of the season by far and Thornton Hendry excelled in his preferred position of Passer-Hitter.

10A – Loss 1-2. Down three players this week we were always going to struggle. The team fought hard but could not overcome the opposition. No win for us to end the season. This year’s 10A team improved considerably from game one to game seven. Whilst the match results were not too flattering to the young men, the team trained hard and applied new game concepts which will be invaluable as they progress in the years to come.

10B – Loss 0-2. A lack of communication and a slow start led to an unfortunate loss to end the season. Jackson Crocker-Garlepp was outstanding defensively and Toby Hauschildt had an overall great performance.

9A – Win 2-1. Not our finest performance but a win none the less. The boys showed great composure to stick at it even though the errors were raining in. When we needed to we showed discipline with our serve and finally got the win. A great effort and a great way to finish the season.

9B – Loss 1-2. A slow start to the game saw us go down in spectacular fashion to a well drilled Padua team. A close second set pushed Padua all the way. We finally got it together in the third set and worked well as a team.

9C – Loss 1-2. A good effort by the boys in a close game. It was unfortunate to come away without a win, especially after winning the second set and being within two points at the end of the third. Finally we saw movement and team work on the court. A huge improvement across the season.

8A – Win 2-1. After a difficult season characterised by three set losses we put all our training and development together and played the house down. Everybody supported each other and celebrated team-mate success. We were able to show a glimpse of the future with some incredible plays. Lochlan Davis, Koen Miller and Reggie Hauschildt were brilliant in what was a dominant performance.

8B – Win 3-0. A solid effort but we stuck to our processes and come away with a win. Great serving by Josh Grbin and Don Palatty Davis. Congratulations on a deserved premiership, well done.

8C – Win 2-1. An outstanding finish to the season which was well deserved by the group who improved immensely. Excellent serving and the initiative to play three hits allowed for such a positive result. With only 17 points conceded in the first two sets, the boys executed very well to take the win.

7A – Loss 1-2. An unfortunate way to finish the season but still a well-rounded effort. The progression of this team is immense. They have developed into a team with great ability for the future. A great comeback in the second set took it to a Tie Break but a lapse with our serve cost us.

7B – Loss 0-3. A great finish to the season with some good game play and team work. I have no doubt these boys can go on through the years bringing premierships to SEC. Thanks for the season boys. Well done.

7C – Loss 1-2. A disappointing loss today in an extremely close game. SEC and Padua 7C’s were clearly matched chasing each other’s points throughout the game. Although it was a slow start to the first set the team picked up the pace in the second to take out the set. A nail-biting Tie Breaker at the end was an exciting way to finish the game but unfortunately, we couldn’t quite take the last set. Special mention to Taine Scanlan for a consistent reliable performance.

AIC Cricket Results - 23 March 2019

Round 7 Vs Padua College

Firsts – Loss 9/ 142 to 5/143. After winning the toss and electing to bat the boys were met with steamy hot conditions. Following a shaky start Blair Chisholm and Oliver Schmidt combined for a 51-run partnership, with Oliver Schmidt grinding out 21 runs. Blair went on to top score with 37 runs. Patrick Schmidt with 15 runs and Patrick Towne with 13 runs were the next best contributors with the bat. The two also bowled well to produce good economic figures with Patrick Schmidt 2.83 per over and Patrick Towne with 3.33 runs per over. Dylan McAteer with 2 wickets was the best wicket taker. The boys should hold their heads high after a good team effort in defending the total of 142.

10B – Loss 10/162 to 10/166. It was a close final game of the season with SEC falling just short of the run chase. We got off to a good start taking 3/30 off the first 10 overs. The only thing that let us down was our inability to take their last wicket, with Padua adding 41 runs in their last partnership. Caleb McDonald and Nathan Cox batted extremely well crafting a 91-run partnership with Nathan Cox posting 56 runs off 50 balls. Thank you to all the parents for helping this season and coming out to cheers us on. Thank you also to the boys for a good season.

9A – Loss 10/27 to 1/28. Losing the toss and getting sent into bat, the boys had no answers to the Padua bowling. Wickets consistently fell and eventually they were all out for 27. Although the boys bowled well it was always a tough ask to keep them from chasing down the small total. Padua eventually getting over the line after 15 overs. It was great to see that the SEC boys battled hard to make the Padua batsmen earn every run whilst enjoying their last time in the field for the year. It’s been a great season with the boys continuing to learn and improve over the course of the term.

8A – Loss 10/69 to 2/70. Mitchell Wade and Ben Naish combined for a good partnership and we were going nicely at 2/60. Unfortunately, no one else could get going with the bat. We dropped 4 catches and missed a run out in the field which essentially played us out of the game. Thanks for an enjoyable season boys.

8B – Loss 10/135 to 7/173. The 8B’s fought hard in their final match on Saturday. They were set an achievable total of 170 from their opposition, Padua College. This was on the back of some much-improved bowling from Ethan Olsen (1 wicket). In reply, the 8B’s started well, reaching 0-60 off 9 overs. This was largely due to an outstanding partnership from Cooper Doyle (41) and John McGuire (19). Unfortunately, we were bowled out for 135, the highest total achieved by the boys over the season.

7A – Loss 7/87 to 2/165. In our final game of 2019, SEC lost the toss and Padua elected to bat. The 7A openers bowled very tidily early and after 10 overs, Padua were 0/34. Again, after a few lost wicket opportunities from not taking catches, SEC watched the Padua score tick over regularly, reaching 1 for 102 after 20 overs and 2 for 165 after 30 overs. Set 166 for victory, SEC got off to its best start this season reaching 1 for 40 after 10 overs. We prayed for rain and assistance from the Lewis-Duckworth system but to no avail. In the 22nd over and sitting on 72 runs, we lost our second wicket. This was the start of a middle-order collapse losing another 5 wickets in quick succession. Clear communication between batters would have saved a couple of these wickets. SEC reached 7 for 87 from its 30 overs. The greatest positive looking to the future is that the 7As batted through their innings on four occasions this season. Well done to Ryder Rundell on his 29, Thomas Kissane for hitting 18 runs and Angus Richardson for scoring 14 runs.

7B – Loss 10/10 to 10/229. A tough way to finish the season against a very strong Padua side. Well done to the boys for keeping at it throughout the season and trying to work hard to improve their skills.


Tuckshop Roster - Week 10

No helpers required Week 10, Term 1 (1 April 2019)

Term 2, Week 1 Roster

Mon 22 April: Public Holiday

Tue 23 April: N Callaghan, C Allan.

Wed 24 April: J Roberts, S Atuatika.

Thu 25 April: ANZAC Day - Public Holiday

Fri 26 April: V Albury, A Costello, F Sippel.

School News

Enrolment News - UPDATE

Round 2 Interviews for Year 7, 2021 commencing

Enrolment News

Round 2 Interviews for Year 7 in 2021 commence early Term 2. Please spread the word to family and friends to apply now. Places are filling fast for 2020 and we anticipate a Waiting List once again.

Please contact Enrolments on 3810 4448 or for any further assistance. Thank you.

Uniform Shop


Student Office - Unclaimed Property

Please check with the Student Office urgently, or ask your son to check for any property items which he may be missing. All items remaining at the end of Term - Thursday 4 April - will be donated to St Vincent de Paul during the holidays.

SEC Old Boys' Association BOWLS DAY

Saturday 27 April 2019


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