Newsletter - 30 August 2019

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Principal's Office

The Principal

Fathers Teach Trust

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends

When I was learning to drive my father took me out on an old country road near Maitland in our ‘67 ‘batman-mobile’ Valiant. After a few spluttery starts wrestling with the ‘three-on-the-tree’ gear shift and un-powered steering he asked me to stop the car. He then got out and told me to go for a drive on my own. My heart stopped. With him in the car I felt reassured, but on my own I had no confidence. He looked at me with those emerald Irish eyes of his and I knew I couldn’t disappoint his belief in me and refuse. I set off and saw him diminishing in the rear-vision mirror waving. My heart was still thumping as I turned the corner and he disappeared from view. I was completely alone now and inexplicably I felt a calmness from within permeate my whole being. The ascending road started to narrow and meander further away. I pictured my Dad standing there on the side of the road waiting for me to return. His trust in me drove me onwards up the winding road till I got to a spot where I could turn around and head back to him. By the time I got back, my fumbling awkwardness behind the wheel and lack of confidence in my ability to drive had gone. On the trip home few words were spoken between us. It was a lesson without words and one that I will never forget. He taught me trust.

To all our Eddies’ Dads – Happy Father’s Day

Instant Response

Thank you, parents, caregivers and families for supporting our efforts to hold the Eddies’ young men accountable to the high standards that we are endeavouring to uphold in presentation, uniform and preparedness for class. It is a credit to you and to the strong partnership that exists between the College and home that there has been an instant and welcomed response. I am pleased to report that when asked, our young men have been well-mannered and cooperative in addressing any corrections or slip in standards. The staff have reported that generally the students across all year levels have been sharper in their attire and readiness to engage in their learning. I, too, have noticed that the young men are walking taller and with greater purpose in how they are attending to their responsibilities. We will continue to uphold these high standards as we enter the final weeks of Term 3 to ensure the young Eddies’ men support each other in doing well in their studies and finishing strongly.

Reconciliation Action Plan Community Conversation

‘Cultural awareness and identity are protective factors in promoting healthy young people.’ This was one of many ‘pearls’ shared by our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and students during Wednesday evening’s Reconciliation Action Plan Community Conversation event. Thank you to the families and students who attended the event and participated in the conversation.

We also welcomed former Eddies Old Boy, Michael Nayler, who is the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation (QATSIF) Secretariat Director, to speak about the Foundation and the support it provides through scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 11 and 12 across Queensland. Since its establishment in 2008 QATSIF has supported over fifty of our Indigenous young men to complete their senior studies.

During the conversations I noted the following ideas for future consideration:
• Identify and name what is currently being offered at St Edmund’s to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) students culturally and educationally
• Embed ATSI spirituality, ritual, practice, culture and experience in the learning experiences for all students
• Continue to create opportunities for ATSI immersive experiences, incursions and excursions
• Create an outdoor space that celebrates ATSI culture
• Make sure that the Uncle Joe Kirk Story (Hall Painting) is told to all our students
• Create a festive celebratory experience for the College community to celebrate NAIDOC Week. Harmony Day (Week) could be a time to celebrate all cultures
• Find out and tell the local Indigenous story and history of Ipswich
• Make sure that there is an Indigenous ritual included in the induction of Year 7 students
• Appreciate and acknowledge the diversity of ATSI tribes within our community
• Organise excursions to Ngutana Lui Aboriginal Centre for all students to learn about Aboriginal art, language, dance, song and customs.

Thank you to Marysia Rice for coordinating the event and Lesley Fleming and Adrianna Rimland for leading the conversations. We hope these gatherings help to shape and guide our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which we aim to develop and launch in the near future.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Prayer - What Makes a Dad

God took the strength of a mountain,
the majesty of a tree,
the warmth of a summer sun,
the calm of the quiet sea,

The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagles flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,

The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
the depth of family need,
Then God combined these qualities.

When there was nothing more to add,
He knew his masterpiece was complete,
And so,

He called it......DAD

Author: Unknown

Live Jesus in Our Hearts - Forever

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal

The Deputy

Identity

Identity News - Week 7

Ipswich Special School Sports Day

On Wednesday, eight students accompanied Mr Matthew Yates to support the Ipswich Special School Sports
Day. These young men were a welcome addition to the event, supporting staff and students in a variety of ways.

Throughout this year, our Year 9 students have had the opportunity to participate in Service Learning. The Ipswich Special School Sports Day was a significant extension of this experience. Our young men carefully, attentively and enthusiastically assisted students who are differently-abled to participate in sports activities.

Students from the Special School loved having the Eddies students present. The day was filled with joy and it was wonderful to see our boys so willing to engage with students from the Ipswich Special School. The school, their staff and students have passed on their gratitude to the students involved. They represented Eddies exceptionally and should be proud of their achievements.

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Community Conversation Evening

Wednesday evening was marked by a wonderful gathering with a number of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. We were privileged to engage in honest and critical conversation with our students and their families. Those present shared their hopes as to how the College can respond to the cultural and educational needs of our Indigenous students. On the night we were joined by Mr Michael Nayler, Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation (QATSIF) Secretariat Director who provided insight into the work of QATSIF and will be supporting stakeholders in the development of our Reconciliation Action Plan.

A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a formal statement of commitment to reconciliation. St Edmund’s College has outlined in the 2018-2020 Strategic Directions and Priorities, an imperative ensuring the celebration of language, symbols and stories of Australia’s First People, as well as commitment and solidarity. We are working towards constructing this formal commitment to reconciliation.

Earlier this year Edmund Rice Education Australia launched their national RAP - it is built on the three core pillars of a RAP: Relationships, Respect and Opportunities and will help guide us as we implement our RAP. You can read the EREA Action Plan at the following link: https://www.erea.edu.au/about-...

Thank you to the families who attended the evening. We hope to see you all again soon at the next gathering. A thank you also to staff members Ms Adrianna Rimland, Ms Lesley Fleming and Mr Diarmuid O’Riordan for their presence and support of the event.

A Prayer for Strength at this busy time

God of Strength,
As we work though this semester, we need to find strength.
We are faced with so many different challenges, and we are being pulled in many different directions.
Help us to find the strength we need to persevere and to perform to the best of our ability.
May we acquire the virtue of humility, never hesitating to find our strength through You, friends, family, our peers and teachers.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Upcoming Events

TONIGHT - Friday 30 August: Dads and Lads Evening 6.00pm
Dads and significant males in the lives of our students, come along with your son for an evening of fun to mark Father’s Day and acknowledge the important place of these men in our community.

Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 September: Year 10 Rite of Passage Challenge Camp
The culmination of a term of reflection, activity and development where Year 10 students will participate in activity, challenge and reflection.

The Year 10 Rite of Passage program will conclude with an evening ceremony on Wednesday 16 October (Term 4) to which Year 10 parents/caregivers are invited. Further information will be forthcoming.

Live Jesus in Our Hearts - Forever

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Identity

Learning & Teaching

Learning and Teaching

Year 7 Assembly

At the Year 7 Assembly this week Mr Marin explained to the students that we are always delighted to celebrate their academic success, as we did at the Academic Assembly last week. Further to this, commencing this term, Mr Marin will be tracking the academic progress of the students and he and I will interview students whose Grade Point Averages (GPA)s are declining or at risk. These interviews will include discussions about strategies for improvement and parents will be informed. Further information will be communicated to parents in coming weeks.

Year 8 Chinese Day

I had the pleasure of attending the Year 8 Chinese Day where the students were actively engaged in writing Chinese Characters. Other activities on the day included:

- Tai Chi
- Chinese Arts and Crafts
- Chinese Checkers
- Calligraphy
- Making Chinese New Year decorations





Year 12 Qld Core Skills Test - Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 September

Next week our Year 12 students will sit the QCS test. The students have been preparing since Year 11 and should feel confident over the two days of the test.

If a Year 12 student is ill and unable to attend for the QCS test, a parent or caregiver must contact the College immediately on 3810 4400. A Medical Certificate is required.

I thank the staff who have volunteered to cook breakfast and lunch for the students over the two days.

All Year Levels – QCAA Revision Strategies

All students in all year levels are reminded to be revising and preparing for the forthcoming examinations. This week at assembly I told the students to actively use three successful study strategies:

• Write summaries of content knowledge
• Use mind maps and diagrams to assist with revision
• Practise Mathematics problems and complete Mathematics revision sheets multiple times to increase completion speed of routine questions, thus leaving more time in the exam for the completion of problem-solving questions.

These strategies have been recommended by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA). They were identified in educational research as “high yield success strategies” so there is evidence-based research which underpins their use for revision. I encourage all students to use these three study strategies.

Best wishes.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Learning and Teaching

Senior School

Middle School

Assistant Principal Students

Year 11 Leadership Day and Social

Thursday 19 September 2019

Year 11 Leadership Day - 8.30am to 10.45am - Venue: Corporate Centre, 43 The Terrace, North Ipswich

Year 11 Social - 6.30pm to 10.00pm sharp - The Workshops Rail Museum, North Street, North Ipswich - Dress: Smart Casual - Tickets: $30 per person - payment through the Student Office before Friday 6 September

Safe Drive Training - Year 12

Introduction

On Wednesday the Year 12 students were introduced to the Safe Drive Training program to be held on Thursday 14 November (Week 6 Term 4).

The course covers a wide range of practical situations to maintain safety related to motor vehicle control and awareness of fellow road users.

The program is a practical day of driver training which is invaluable for all who attend. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 60 participants. All who attend must have the ability to drive a car and possess, at least, a Learner’s Permit. It is not a learn-to-drive course but a course designed to instruct participants in how to control a motor vehicle more effectively.

The College Parents and Friends’ Association has kindly offered to subsidise the cost of the Safe Drive student course. An information brochure and Enrolment Form are available from the Deans’ Room. If students wish to participate they should complete the Enrolment Form and make a payment of $90 to the College Reception as per the information on the Enrolment Form. Enrolments will close Friday 18 October (Week 2 Term 4).

The following links provide a good insight into the Safe Drive Training program, the company providing the training and the course brochure:


http://www.sdt.com.au/docs/SDT...

Further details are available from Mr Mills on 3810 4400 during College office hours.

Mr David Mills, Morgan House Dean

Career News

Career News - Week 7

Career Exploration

Do you know about ... Management and organisation analysts, Managers - Supply and Distribution or Multimedia specialists and web developers

Management and Organisation Analysts assist organisations to achieve greater efficiency and solve organisational problems, and study organisational structures, methods, systems and procedures. You usually need a bachelor degree in business management, accounting or another relevant field to work as a Management or Organisation Analyst. Training is also available through VET (Vocational Education and Training). Click here to find out more.

Supply and Distribution Managers manage the supply, storage and distribution of goods produced by organisations. Specialisations: Logistics Manager, Logistics Officer (Air Force), Ordnance Corps Officer (Army), Supply Chain Manager, Supply Officer (Navy), Transport Corps Officer (Army). Click here to find out more.

Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers create computer animation, audio, video and graphic image files for multimedia presentations, games, motion pictures, CD-ROMs, information kiosks and the web, and plan, produce and maintain websites and web applications using web programming, scripting, authoring, content management and file transfer software.

You can work as a Multimedia Specialist or Web Developer without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. There are also a wide range of vendor and industry certifications available that may substitute for formal qualifications and can be highly regarded by employers. However, most workers do hold a VET or university qualification. Click here to find out more.

Wanting a career in animal care?

The Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website has several resources you will find useful in finding apprenticeships relevant to caring for animals. These include:

The Animal Care and Management Practice Aptitude Quiz – this quiz will give you an idea of the learning standards required of people doing an Australian Apprenticeships entry level qualification in the Animal Care and Management industry

Employment Tips

Casual job hunting?

A news.com.au article shows that the July-August period is the time to get your applications in order for end-of-year casual roles. SEEK data shows that July traditionally is the first month of a four-month spike in the number of job advertisements placed in the hospitality, tourism and retail sectors, as employers look to shore up their Christmas and Summer casual workforces. September is the month when most job ads are placed in these industries. Now is the time to have your resume ready to submit, a cover letter prepared, and even start looking for job ads.

Making that interview work for you

Tim Elmore suggests that there are five steps to take in a job interview. Although they are written for graduates, they are just as true if you are looking for a part time job while at school. They are:

  1. Clearly communicate what you’re looking for in a new job.
  2. Be transparent if you’re looking at more than one job offer.
  3. Inquire about the timeline for which the employer wants a decision.
  4. Weigh out all the details of each job offer and compensation.
  5. Always express appreciation and gratitude to each potential employer for the opportunity to interview and be considered

He goes on to say that there are five things to avoid in a job interview:

  1. Don’t evade honest and hard conversations about compensation.
  2. Don’t communicate important decisions via text message or email.
  3. Don’t base your decision solely on salary; include your long-term plans.
  4. Don’t react to a job offer by announcing you have a competing one.
  5. Don’t delay in communicating or responding; even if you need more time, communicate immediately what you need so they’re not in the dark.

Click here to read more.

Tertiary News

Scholarships

University of Southern Queensland

USQ has announced new automatic scholarships for students with Ops from 1-8, and I wanted to let you know personally about the details so that you may share them with your students and staff.

The scholarships will be available to school leavers studying full-time at any of our three campuses at Toowoomba, Ipswich and Springfield. The scholarships will be automatically awarded to students who place USQ as their first preference via QTAC, and who meet the qualifying results.

The scholarships, which are unlimited in number, include:

  • Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship - awarded to 2019 school leavers with OP 2/ATAR 97.5 or above. Total scholarship value of $29,000 over 4 years of study (or $23,000 over 3 years) including a $5000 Study Abroad package, participation in a leadership and development program, plus the opportunity to participate in the Student Ambassador program.
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship - awarded to 2019 school leavers with OP 6/ATAR 90 or above. Total scholarship value of $20,000 over 4 years of study (or $15,000 over 3 years), plus the opportunity to participate in the Student Ambassador program.
  • Executive Dean’s Scholarship – awarded to 2019 school leavers with OP8/ATAR 85 or above. Total scholarship value of $6,000 over 4 years or $4,500 over 3 years), plus the opportunity to participate in the Student Ambassador program.

Full details about these scholarships are available on our website: https://www.usq.edu.au/scholarships

USQ: Thinking of study at USQ in 2020?

USQ offer a wide range of undergraduate programs or degrees through their Toowoomba, Springfield, Ipswich and online campuses. Click here to view a full list of undergraduate programs available in the following areas:

Mr Mark Currie, Careers Counsellor/Adviser

General

Music and Cultural

Music News - Week 7

It has been a much quieter week for the Performing Arts Department after a very busy term with only one performance remaining. I would like to thank all the students involved in these performances and I wish you all the best with your upcoming exams.

Junior Academic Awards Assembly - 23 August

Last Friday saw the Junior Contemporary Ensemble perform under the direction of Mr Jesse Gold at the Junior Academic Awards Assembly. The students presented a flawless rendition of ‘Little Black Submarines’ by the Black Keys. This performance demonstrated the depth of talent in the Performing Arts Department and I look forward to working with these students into the future. Well done boys!

Junior Concert - Thursday 5 September

Our final performance event for this term will be the Junior Concert. This will be held in the Performing Arts Centre on Thursday 5 September at 6.00pm. This is a great opportunity for our Junior students to demonstrate their talents before a receptive audience. Please come along and support our students.

Instrumental Lessons - Term 3

Most instrumental lessons will be finishing up next week. Students will need to check with their tutor when their last lesson for this term will take place.

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

Sport

Sport News - Week 7

AIC SPORT

Last Saturday we played Marist College (Ashgrove) in Round 4 fixtures of Term 3 sport. It was great to see so many of our sides step up and compete well. In the Basketball we won seven of the twelve aggregate games with strong wins to our 7A, 8A, 8B, 9A, 10A, Seconds and Firsts sides. We continue to see improvements in our Tennis with our Seconds and Thirds sides reaping the rewards of hard work to achieve victories. In Rugby League our Years 6 and 9 teams continued their undefeated runs and our Year 8s played out a 16-all draw.

This week our Rugby League sides enjoy a rest. We have the BYE as St Peter’s Lutheran College do not enter Rugby League teams into AIC competition. This will provide a good break for many of the players who will then return to two hard weeks of League as we finish the season with Iona and Padua.

Our Basketball and Tennis sides continue, competing in Round 5 fixtures against St Peter’s. We also have three teams competing at the Nitro Athletics event at UQ. Best of luck to all involved.

Hockey

A disappointing result for our Hockey side last Friday night going down in penalty strokes to Kelvin Grove State High School in the semi-final of the 2019 Brisbane Hockey Schoolboys’ Cup.

Having said this, we are very proud of the way the team has represented the College throughout the term. It is always great to see a mixture of students from all year levels coming together to work towards a common goal.

Whilst we fell short this year we understand it is a relatively young side who will gain much experience from this season. The team will play for the Bronze medal against Padua College tonight at the State Hockey Centre.

Representative Sport

Congratulations to Dylan McAteer who has been named in the Qld Under 17 Cricket side and to Patrick Schmidt on his selection for the Qld Under 15 Schoolboys’ Cricket side.

Congratulations to Jude Thomas and Alex Davies who competed for Queensland last weekend at the National Cross Country Championships at Kembla Grange in NSW. Jude finished 2nd and Alex 43rd in a field of over 120 runners in the 16 and 17 Years 6km event. Qualifying for this event is a fantastic achievement in itself, so well done gentlemen.

The race can be viewed on the link below. The boys’ race begins at 4 Hours and 6 Minutes.


Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

AIC Rugby League Results - 24 August 2019

Round 4 Vs Marist College, Ashgrove

First XIII – Loss 6 – 52. The First team competed well against their Marist opponents despite the lopsided score line. Too many unforced errors gifted the opposition good field position and presented opportunities for them to mount waves of attack through their slick outside backs who took full opportunity. Our team stayed in the contest through a very determined forward pack who worked tirelessly throughout the match. Ryan Holden led the way and was suitably awarded Eddies ‘man of the match’ honours. Jett Young stood up in defence despite countless runners bearing down on him, who he comfortably handled. Ethan Bauer crossed for our solo try with the conversion added by Luke Marsh. A week’s rest due to the upcoming bye will provide added time to prepare for the next fixture against Iona College.

Year 10 – Loss 12 – 52. Fundamental SEC errors in slowing down the play-the-ball and in wrapping up the ball led to a skilful and physical Marist team amassing 32 unanswered points in the first half. We fought hard in the second half led by Tallas Squires and Keegan Camplin who continue to play above their weight.

Year 9 – Win 20 – 14. A strong come-from-behind victory saw the Year 9 team maintain top spot on the table. After a strong start Eddies led 10-0, only to see Marist claw back into an arm wrestle. Marist led 14-10 with ten minutes to go in the first half. A superb second half comeback saw Eddies win 20-14. Man of the Match went to both Talon Biddle and Larry Siala.

Year 8 – Draw 16 – 16. A strong performance to hold level against a tall and strong Marist team. SEC showed their defensive skillset as they adapted to sound right-edge runners. Two strong games to finish the season against Iona and Padua.

Year 7 – Loss 0 – 64. SEC found it difficult to control the size of the Marist pack and the speed of their outside backs. Taking three and four defenders to control the ruck left our defence thin on the edges which Marist exploited. To our credit, Eddies tried a few plays; however they were unsuccessful. Man of the Match: Elliot Cunningham.

Year 6 – Win 24 – 6. A hard fought win sees us at the top of the table and rightly deserved. A great defensive effort made it difficult for Marist to score. We had plenty of space in attack and used it well at times. We always strive to improve, although this was not our best performance.

AIC Basketball Results - 24 August 2019

Round 4 Vs Marist College Ashgrove

First V – Win 62 – 52 .Pressured full-court trapping defense caused much loose ball in the first half; however, it bounced towards Marist who did damage from the outside. During the second half, we defended poorly, although played well enough to execute and score at the opposite end. A comfortable 10 point win; however, improved individual defense and better shooting would have resulted in a massive win. Logan Atkins had a solid second half. Merrick Small was dangerous at the offensive end.

Second V – Win 39 – 35. We defended well and took Marist out of their offensive sets, and while not shooting well, we knew this would be one of the toughest matches of the season. The ball started dropping for us in the fourth quarter – Jack Noonan killed them down the stretch, splashing threes and getting to the rack. He was well supported by Noah Ryan and Jackson Asquith who remained calm under pressure. Extra mention goes to Noah for sinking clutch free throws inside the final minute, effectively putting the game out of reach for Marist. A good win for the team.

Third V – Loss 20 – 37

Fourth V – Loss 22 – 53

11A – Loss 27 – 47. We continue to improve every week with this our best game of the season. On three occasions we were able to play our way back into the game after ceding an 8 point lead. In the final wrap-up, foul trouble, over-dribbling the ball against the press, and tired legs proved the difference between the teams. If we are to execute a press-break and continue to be confident at the offensive end, a win is just around the corner. Kane Sherman was our best, connecting on deep threes and taking the defense on with strong drives to the bucket.

11B – Loss 19 – 70

10A – Win 54 – 28. A clinical performance displayed at both ends of the floor. Marist dominated with zone play; however, our offence was up to the challenge giving them buckets from inside and out. Jackson Crocker-Garlepp was a man among boys and Zac McGuire played the house down. Look out Sam Burling, there’s a new ‘chest blow king’ in town.

10B – Loss 34 – 56

10C – Loss 12 – 50

9A – Win 44 – 30. Marist is a competitive outfit and this week proved no difference. Possessing some very tall timber who looked to be physical inside, we were never going to walk into their house and achieve an easy win. Nathan May was dominant from first play, scoring at will and assisting his teammates with precision; there was no answer for him. Nathaniel Grace had his best game of the season at both ends, supported by Daniel Mavunda and Lucas Jackson’s massive defensive efforts. Once again, all the team put in the hard yards to take the win for Eddies.

9B – Loss 29 – 40. Marist were out to win with a determined full court press from the start. Our players struggled to find their composure initially, however, eventually found a way to settle. Our pressure game proved effective against a well-drilled team, forcing much needed turnovers, but this was too late to arrive. Harry Sammutt and Jacob Wright once again shone. Oliver Cruice and Lachlan Kable were solid contributors.

9C – Loss 14 – 53. A well-fought game against a strong athletic opposition. The players dug deep until the end and left it all on the court. Aiden Hansen and Noah Bertram had excellent games.

8A – Win 49 – 32. We knew this was a game we could win. Our first half was lacklustre and we needed to pull the game together quickly in the second half. Ethan Ketelhohn, Tafito Falaniko Ah-Ki and Tyson Golding dominated early in the second half, motivating with a 11-0 run. Kai Anderson-Emslie and Koen Miller kept up this intensity on the defensive, causing turnovers from loose possessions. In the end, it was a comfortable win. We must start each game with the same intensity with which we ended this game.

8B – Win 45 – 23. Fantastic team effort. Fast transitions in offence and defence produced an early lead. A lapse in the second quarter limited our points to two; however, a refocus after halftime saw a resurgence which left Marist breathless. All players are continuing to improve which is evident from the weekend’s win.

8C – Loss 32 – 54. A high scoring affair where attack rather than defense was displayed. Quick pressure on the ball carrier will allow playmakers to dictate and aid us in the future. Jack Treagle played well and hit a three.

8D – Loss 6 – 50. A tough game where Ashton Olsen and Kyran Saggus, the two small guards, never gave up and displayed sheer determination in taking the ball up into the attacking zone. All players worked hard on improving their skills.

7A – Win 38 – 24. The Year 7 team visited Marist and came away with an impressive 38-24 win. The performance was built on fantastic full court pressure defence that continually put the Marist team under pressure. Joshua Affleck and Ethan Battensby caused great pressure in the front court while Phillip Deng and Brodie Bettiens controlled the boards. Ryan Smith continued his impressive form in both offence and defence. The pleasing aspect of the team is that everyone knows their role and works hard to execute. Josh scored 10 points with Ethan and Ryan with 9 points. Player of the Match was Phillip Deng whose awesome defence caused many turnovers.

7B – Loss 24 – 35. The team played a hard-fought match all the way through; however, sloppy defence and inaccurate passes lead to easy possessions for the Marist team.

7C – Loss 30 – 43. An even game with the winner being the more determined team who took accurate scoring opportunities. Ashton Peek worked hard up and down the court and showed that the work off the ball is essential. Maclay Vince was dangerous in attack with Cameron Willett and Nate Honicke powering into the key. As our work ethic and teamwork improve we are closing the gap, especially when we display patience.

7D – Loss 6 – 43. An electric start saw us leading after the first quarter, however with only two subs compared to Marist’s five, fatigue kicked in allowing the oppostition to take advantage of the opportunities. Lachlan Ruhl was awesome in defense all game while Joel Edwards and Rhys Cash were great on offense.

AIC Tennis Results - 24 August 2019

Round 4 Vs Marist College Ashgrove

First IV – Loss 2 – 6. The SEC First Tennis team had a loss against Marist College, 6 matches to 2. Connor Kennedy showed poise and composure to win his singles match 7-6, 6-2. Nichalous Petryszyn had a long, tough singles match and narrowly lost in a tie-break. Nichalous Petryszyn and Connor Kennedy also won their reverse doubles match 6-2. All players were competitive with lengthy matches displaying a high level of tennis.

Second IV – Win 6 – 2. The SEC Second Tennis team had a win again Marist College, 6 matches to 2. Jeremy Suthers served well and played an incredible singles match winning 6-0. Sebastian Howie won his singles match 7-5 and Lachlan Dutney achieved his first singles win of the season, 6-3. Sebastian Howie and Jeremy Suthers continued their strong performances, winning both their doubles matches. Congratulations to all players who competed at their best for this result.

Third IV – Win 7 – 1. The SEC Third Tennis team had their second win of the season, 7 matches to 1. SEC won all four doubles matches, dropping only a single game. This demonstrates the strength of this team. Connor Cash won his singles 6-1, and both Scott Morrice and Baylen Wagner won their singles 6-0. An excellent round for the entire SEC Third Tennis team.

10A and 10B – Loss 0 – 8. The A and B teams went down to Marist in a gallant effort with unforced errors costing us points at crucial times.

9A – Loss 1 – 7. Adam Hammant won his singles match 6 games to 1. Determination and passion frustrated his much bigger Marist opponent who had no answer to Adam’s return shots.

9B – Loss 0 – 8. The scoreline is not a true reflection of the day. Many of the games were lost in a tie-break. Results would improve with fewer double faults.

8A – Loss 1 – 7. A good morning of tennis against Marist College. Our players displayed tremendous effort and were a tough opposition to a strong Marist team. Clay Baker came away with a fantastic singles win, playing a long and competitive match. Commendations to all players for being great sports while remaining positive.

8B – Loss 1 – 7. A very competitive morning of Tennis for our 8B team where many games went to deuce; however, sets did not come our way. Special mention to Bailey Spencer who achieved a great singles win.

7A – Loss 1 – 7. We started off lethargically against Marist College. In the opening doubles, players were producing good shots; however, the energy and drive were missing. After a short break and a pep talk, the players amped up and brought some energy to their singles, especially the final doubles. Our skill is certainly developing; every week there are improvements to the physical elements of the game.

7 B – Loss 0 – 8. There were various great sets with an overall high standard of Tennis. The in-house round last weekend was a great way to keep the momentum going and allowed the teams to practise their shot-making and build confidence. From here, players will be working on on-court culture and developing mental advantage.

AIC Rugby League - BYE - 31 August 2019

Round 5 - St Peter's Lutheran College does not field AIC Rugby League

AIC Basketball Fixtures - 31 August 2019

Round 5 Vs St Peter's Lutheran College

FIRSTS

12:15pm

Away

Centenary State High School, Court 1, Enter off Moolanda Street, Jindalee

SECONDS

11:15am

Away

Centenary State High School, Court 1, Enter off Moolanda Street, Jindalee

THIRDS

11:15am

Away

Centenary State High School, Court 2, Enter off Moolanda Street, Jindalee

FOURTHS

8:15am

Away

Centenary State High School, Court 2, Enter off Moolanda Street, Jindalee

11A

10:15am

Away

Centenary State High School, Court 1, Enter off Moolanda Street, Jindalee

11B

9:15am

Away

Centenary State High School, Court 2, Enter off Moolanda Street, Jindalee

10A

9:15am

Away

Centenary State High School, Court 1, Enter off Moolanda Street, Jindalee

10B

8:15am

Away

Centenary State High School, Court 1, Enter off Moolanda Street, Jindalee

10C

10:15am

Away

Centenary State High School, Court 2, Enter off Moolanda Street, Jindalee

9A

12:15pm

Home

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

9B

11:15am

Home

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

9C

11:15am

Home

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

8A

10:15am

Home

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

8B

9:15am

Home

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

8C

10:15am

Home

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

8D

9:15am

Home

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

7A

8:15am

Home

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

7B

9:15am

Home

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

7C

8:15am

Home

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

7D

8:15am

Home

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

BUS INFORMATION

Bus for Basketball 1sts, 2nds, 3rds, 4ths, 11A, 11B, 10A, 10B, 10C leaves the College at 7:00am and returns to SEC at approximately 2:00pm

AIC Tennis Fixtures - 31 August 2019

Round 5 Vs St Peter's Lutheran College

FIRSTS

8:15am

Away

UQ Tennis Centre, Enter off Blair Drive, St Lucia

SECONDS

8:15am

Away

UQ Tennis Centre, Enter off Blair Drive, St Lucia

THIRDS

8:15am

Away

UQ Tennis Centre, Enter off Blair Drive, St Lucia

10A

10:45am

Away

UQ Tennis Centre, Enter off Blair Drive, St Lucia

10B

10:45am

Away

UQ Tennis Centre, Enter off Blair Drive, St Lucia

9A

8:15am

Away

UQ Tennis Centre, Enter off Blair Drive, St Lucia

9B

8:15am

Away

UQ Tennis Centre, Enter off Blair Drive, St Lucia

8A

10:45am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

8B

10:45am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

7A

8:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

7B

8:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

BUS INFORMATION

Bus for Tennis 1sts, 2nds, 3rds, 10A, 10B, 9A, 9B leaves the College at 7:00am and returns to SEC at approximately 12:30pm.

Basketball and Tennis Photo Schedule - Saturday 31 August 2019

Photos taken at Siberia Covered Area, St Edmund's


Time

Group/Team

7:40am -

7A/B -

Tennis

7:45am -

7A -

Basketball

7:50am -

7C -

Basketball

7:55am -

7D -

Basketball

8:40am -

7B -

Basketball

8:45am -

8B -

Basketball

8:50am -

8D -

Basketball

9:40am -

8C -

Basketball

9:45am -

8A -

Basketball

10:15am -

8A/B -

Tennis

10:40am -

9B -

Basketball

10:50am -

9C -

Basketball

11:30pm -

9A -

Basketball

Please make sure that you are on time and your FULL PLAYING UNIFORM is neat and tidy

Tuckshop

Tuckshop Roster - Week 8

Week commencing 2 September 2019

Mon 2 Sep: R Osborne, M Nugent, C Hendry

Tue 3 Sep: S Eaton

Wed 4 Sep: B MacDonald, S Leonard

Thu 5 Sep: H Rahn, H Turner, K Newman

Fri 6 Sep: C Cuskelly, S Verrenkamp, T Diamond

School News

Student Property for Collection

Student Office

A considerable amount of unnamed property has accumulated in the Student Office throughout this term including jumpers, shirts, shoes, lunch boxes and entire bags.

Please remind your son to check the items on display in the Student Office as soon as possible for missing property.

All unclaimed items are donated to Vinnies at the end of term.

St Edmund's College Twilight Tours

Wednesday 23 October 2019 - 5.00pm to 7.00pm

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop - Week 7

LOOK FOR Year 10 College Blazer Information NEXT WEEK

UNIFORM SHOP – SALE IS ON!

20% off these stock items:

Supporter Shirts $30

Supporter Caps $12

All Cricket Gear - hats, pants, shirts

Rugby Training Shorts - only limited sizes left

OPENING HOURS

MONDAY – 8:00am to 12:30pm
TUESDAY – 8:00am to 3:30pm (Closed 12:30 to 1:30pm)
WEDNESDAY – 8:00am to 3:30pm (Closed 12:30 to 1:30pm)
THURSDAY – 8:00am to 12:30pm

P: 3810 4489
E: uniformshop@sec.qld.edu.au
Visit the SEC Website- www.sec.qld.edu.au

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