Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends
As this is the final newsletter for 2018, I take this opportunity to thank you for your willing engagement with the College throughout the year. The St Edmund’s College community is built on quality relationships between the many people who are associated with this special place. This includes staff, parents, students, Ipswich community members, Old Boys, College Board, Parents and Friends, Foundation committee members, our Catholic school colleagues from St Mary’s College and St Mary’s Primary, Ipswich parishioners, friends of the College and the broader Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) community.
We are bound by a common goal and an awareness that it is an awesome privilege to educate the young men in our care in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice. Thank you for the support you have given me and the dedicated and committed staff with which I have the privilege to work. Together we have achieved a lot and journeyed a fair distance in 2018. We can look back with great pride, and with a sense of optimism and hope for what is ahead. We are indeed grateful to be part of this wonderful community that is Eddies.
Farewell to Staff
We acknowledge and farewell the following staff who will be leaving us at the end of the year. While some are pursuing new challenges in their chosen career pathway, others are taking leave, and for some they have reached that special time in their life when they can retire.
We thank all our departing staff for their distinctive contribution to St Edmund’s College and for the gift they have been to our community. We have been blessed by their presence – they will be missed.
Carolyn Marshall – Retiring
Del Graham - Retiring
Kaye Lucas - Retiring
Michael Hudson – Retiring
Drew Semple – Semi-Retiring
Paul Reeves – Teaching Position at Ambrose Treacy College
Daniel Meehan – Middle Leadership Position at St Peter Claver College
Sallyanne Freney – Middle Leadership Position at Villanova College
Tom Bryden – Teaching position at St Laurence’s College
Fiona Cole – Resigned
David Wass - Resigned
David Gagen – 12 months Leave
Samuel Sprenger - 12 months Leave
Kylie McAndrew - 12 months Leave
Nicole Parslow – 6 months Leave
Lesley Fleming - 6 weeks Leave Term 1
Next year we will be welcoming back the following teachers who have been on Leave in 2018:
Paula Turner – Returns from Leave in Term 2
Motoko Shimokowa – Returning after 12 months Leave
Chris Purcell - Returning after 12 months Leave
Live, Jesus, in our hearts, forever.