Newsletter - 31 August 2018

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

Happy Father's Day to all our Dads this Sunday.

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends,

To our Fathers

Happy Father’s Day to all our Dads for this Sunday. Tonight we celebrate Father’s Day with our annual Dads and Lads extravaganza. Thank you to all the Dads who were able to get involved and spend some fun time bonding with their son. Our Fathers hold a dear place in all our hearts. Sunday is a day to honour them and thank them for their presence in our lives. The role of a Father for an adolescent boy maturing to manhood cannot be underestimated. Fathers teach boys the attributes of what it means to be a male through their words, actions and character. Like when to show strength through gentleness, or how to be assertive with humility, or how to relate to all girls with respect, or what to stand for with integrity, or where to be a brother to the other with conviction. We thank our dear Fathers for their wisdom, love and courage.

Mentoring Program – First Place - Luke Parsons

Congratulations to Luke Parsons for taking out first prize in this year’s Mentoring Program. Luke gave an impassioned presentation about the profession of Zoology that the Judges could not overlook. Well done to Bowen Walker (Aerospace Engineer) and Anthony Gatti (Law) who were the other two finalists who gave entertaining presentations about their professions and were awarded second and third respectively.

The Mentoring Program is in its fourteenth year and has become a signature initiative for our Year 11 young men seeking a career in a chosen profession. We especially thank the mentors who, over the past few months, shared their story, expertise and workplace environment to help the Eddies’ mentees experience a career pathway.

We are extremely grateful for the sponsorship from USQ Ipswich to support this worthwhile program. Thank you to Simone O’Shea for her overall organisation and to Carmel James, Debra Whyte and Kate Stiles for their significant contribution in ensuring the program was another success for 2018.

Eddies Defies NAPLAN Trend

With NAPLAN results now available to the public the media has been quick off the blocks in reporting the negative stories. Our own NAPLAN results tell a very different story that indeed defies the State and National trends.

This year I am pleased to report that we have exceeded our improvement goal to have a growth of two achievement bands or more for at least 15% of our boys from Year 7 and Year 9. In fact, we achieved this for just under 24% of our students. We are also delighted that collectively our Year 9 boys exceeded the State growth across all tested areas of Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation, and Numeracy. Compared to all boys in Queensland our Year 7 students performed higher than the State Mean in Reading, Writing and Numeracy with the combined Mean in Spelling and Grammar and Punctuation less than 1.1% under the State.

These results are a credit to the students and a validation of the quality teaching that is happening at Eddies to address Literacy and Numeracy. It should be noted that while there has been an overall decrease in achievement in Writing for students in Queensland, at Eddies we have seen an overall improvement in Writing for both Years 7 and 9 in achievement and growth.

Waiting List for Year 7, 2019

Please be advised that due to the high number of enrolment applications received and offers already made, there will be a waiting list for Year 7 for 2019. We are still accepting applications and will keep parents informed when and if places become available. The College has decided not to introduce another stream in Year 7 for 2019 so places are at a premium with applications far exceeding available enrolment places on offer.

Please contact the College immediately if you still wish to submit a sibling enrolment application for Year 7, 2019 and 2020.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Prayer

Prayer God our Father, in your wisdom and love you made all things. Bless our fathers, that they may be strengthened by You. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honour them always with a spirit of profound respect. Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Live, Jesus, in our hearts, forever.

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal


Enrolments for Year 7, 2019 - URGENT

Calling St Edmund's Families

ENROLMENTS FOR YEAR 7, 2019

If there are any siblings in our College families who have not yet enrolled for Year 7 in 2019 - please enrol immediately. If you require assistance with enrolling your son, phone Kath Creedy on 3810 4448 or 0403 26 99 55.

The Deputy

Identity

Mission and Community

Eddies' Men and Staff build connections with the wider community

St Edmund’s College is a Catholic College in the Edmund Rice Tradition. This means, that as a College community, we seek to not only provide a high quality education, but inspired by the Touchstones, to ensure we are engaged with and responding to the needs of those in our community. This week the staff and students of Eddies have exemplified the attribute of Blessed Edmund Rice to ‘have a heart for the other’.

Edmund Rice Network Conversation Circles

The week began with an invitation from Brother Jim D’Arcy to bring together staff from Edmund Rice Schools and Ministries for community conversations on Monday evening. St Edmund’s was well represented with five staff taking up the opportunity to hear the wisdom of guest speaker, Mr Phil Glendenning. As the Director of the Edmund Rice Centre in Sydney, he was able to provide insight into the social justice actions of the Centre around environmental issues, as well as working with those who came first: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and those who came last: people who are refugees and those seeking asylum. Phil Glendenning asked those present, to share conversation about where we are addressing the needs of the marginalised in our own communities. We were also challenged to consider opportunities where our community needs to provide greater attention to social justice causes.

Queensland Community Alliance

Tuesday afternoon was marked with an invitation from St Mary’s Parish Priest, Fr Stephen Bliss, and the Queensland Community Alliance, to be part of an action. Representatives from faith groups, community organisations and unions gathered at the Ipswich City Council administration to ask the Administrator and State Government to host a ‘Vision of Ipswich’ Summit so that the people of Ipswich can have their say about the future of our great city. In response to this action, we are asked that if you are passionate about living in Ipswich and have a story that you want heard, to please sign this petition.
https://www.qldcommunityallian...

Ipswich Special Schools Sports Day

On Wednesday, eleven students went with Ms Adrianna Rimland to support the Ipswich Special School Sports Day. All our Year 9 students have had the opportunity to participate in Service Learning. The Ipswich Special School Sports Day was an unique 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’ boys present. The day was filled with joy, and it was wonderful to see our students so willing to engage with students from the Ipswich Special School.

Purga Mission Visit

On Thursday, twenty-four Indigenous and non-Indigenous students travelled with Uncle Joe Kirk, Mr Tim Hill, Ms Claire Currey and myself to spend the day at Purga Mission. Joined by Elders from the area, as well as staff and students from the Hymba Yumba Community Hub, the day was an opportunity to learn that our own stories and heritage are an important part of understanding our identity. The experience gave our students an opportunity to hear some of the stories from our Ipswich region, as well as engaging with the elders and developing our connection with the Hymba Yumba Community Hub. A highlight of the day was to be joined by Woplia Bad Hand, who is a Native American from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Lakota Nation) of South Dakota. Our visitor from North America was able to share some of his story and it provided an interesting perspective, hearing from Traditional Owners of another country.

Brisbane Treacy Trail

Friday saw six students and Ms Claire Stevens travel to St Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace to join students from each of the other Brisbane-based Edmund Rice Schools to learn more about our shared history. The day gave the students an opportunity to hear the story of each of the schools, and provided greater insight into our shared Edmund Rice Charism and the significance of the EREA Touchstones.

100 Year Commemoration - Battle of Mont St Quentin

The week ended with a commemoration that brought St Mary’s and St Edmund’s Colleges together in a show of support for our service men and women. The occasion was an opportunity to raise funds for the ‘Wounded Soldiers’ appeal and highlighted our community’s close connection in respect to personnel at the Amberley Air Base and our Armed Forces.

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 differences 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 or our peers and teachers.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Upcoming Events

There are many events and service opportunities that take place around the College. These activities enrich the lives of the students and the wider community. We strongly encourage all our students to get involved in community activities throughout the year.

Mission and Community Dates and Events - Term 3

Parents, Families and Friends, please mark these dates in your diary. We would love you to join in our Term Three community events.

TONIGHT: Friday 31 August: Dads ‘n’ Lads Evening 6.00pm

Dads and significant men in the lives of our students, come along with your lad for an evening of fun to mark Father’s Day and to acknowledge the important place in our community of these men.
Wednesday 5 September: Year 10 Rite of Passage Challenge Day and Ceremony
The culmination of a term of reflection, activity and development, where the Year 10 students will participate in activity, challenge and reflection throughout the day. This will end in the evening with the Rite of Passage Ceremony. All parents are invited to attend and letters were distributed to all Year 10 students last week. Information is also available on EDE.

NOTE - Date Changes:

*Friday 14 September: Final Rookies Afternoon
The last opportunity for the Year 7s of 2019 to gather and experience time at Eddies.
*Friday 14 September: Mothers’ Mass and Dinner
Beginning with Mass at St Mary’s Parish Church followed by dinner at Brothers Ipswich Leagues Club, Wildey Street, Raceview, all Mothers and women connected to the College are invited to share in this event. Dinner bookings are $35 via College Reception (3810 4400) or Kath Creedy (0403 26 99 55). Full details are provided on the flyer with this newsletter.

Have a wonderful week.

Live Jesus in our hearts… forever!

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Mission and Community

PURGA MISSION VISIT

Defence Week News

100 Years Commemoration

This year we commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I. On Friday 31 August, students of St Edmund’s College and St Mary’s College stood together to form “100” on Mulkerin Oval at St Edmund’s to honour all those who served our Nation to defend the Commonwealth, friend and foe.

On 31 August,1918, Australian soldiers played an integral part in helping to overcome the German lines which resulted in the German retreat from the Western Front. Mont St Quentin was a key area to the German defence. Some of those who lost their lives during The Great War were former students of Christian Brothers College Ipswich. These men showed tremendous courage, with many paying the ultimate sacrifice: never to return to their families.

Throughout this week, Defence Week activities highlighted Defence life and our College’s connection with the Australian Defence Forces.

On Monday, students researched Service Records of Old Boys of St Edmund’s who served in WW1. They also made poppies that will form part of the tribute at the Australian War Memorial, honouring the 62,000 ANZACs who did not return. The students wholly engaged with the activity, making wonderful poppies to form part of the display.

Personnel from Army Gallipoli Barracks visited the College to undertake a team-building session with students working on their team-work and their skills to complete a Cannon Run. Private (PTE) Dunning and Private (PTE) Seria from 1 Reg also showcased a PMV vehicle. Students were able to sit inside the vehicle giving them an insight into daily Defence life. This was a popular static display for the students. Thank you to PTE Dunning and PTE Seria for supporting Defence Week.

Aircraft Technicians from 6SQN at RAAF Base Amberley conducted a presentation through the week. Their role is to maintain the F/A-18F Super Hornet and the EA-18G Growler aircraft: the Air Forces’ Electronic Attack aircraft. Thank you to (SGT) Simon Baldry, Leading Aircraftsman (LAC) Simon Foster, and Corporal (CPL) Brendon Gilmour for speaking to our students.

Ms Jodie Dunning, Defence Transition Mentor
jdunning@sec.qld.edu.au

Learning & Teaching

Teaching and Learning

Book Week - Year 11 Mentoring Finals - Year 12 QCS Test 4/5 September

Classroom Visit - Year 7 C Book Week Mural

This week I had the pleasure of visiting Year 7C to see their Mural for Book Week. They chose “The Great Rabbit Chase”, and a photograph of their mural is pictured below. The class has reviewed the book and told me of the adventures in this rabbit chase. While I was there the students very ably discussed their studies with me. It was a privilege to hear the students talking about such a topical issue as water supply. They spoke of the desalination plant in Sydney which has not been used since 2012, and which is now going to be recommissioned. We discussed recycled water, the building of dams, which has been discussed in the news this week, and the bush fires which so often ravage our land. The students were articulate and interested in these topics and I thank them for welcoming me into their class.

Year 11 Mentoring Program

Thursday evening we enjoyed the presentations of the three finalists in the Mentoring Program at the University of Southern Queensland Ipswich Campus. The students equipped themselves well and the judges had a very difficult task. However, Luke Parsons (Zoology) was judged in first place, Bowen Walker (Aerospace Engineering) in second place, and Anthony Gatti (Law) was third. The standard of presentations was excellent.

Year 12 QCS Test - Tuesday 4 / Wednesday 5 September

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

If any Year 12 student sitting the QCS Test is ill on either the Tuesday or Wednesday of the Test, a parent or caregiver must contact the College immediately.

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

All Year Levels – Revision – Queensland Curriculum Assessment Authority

All students in all year levels are reminded to be revising and preparing for the forthcoming examinations. Last week and 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 speed of completion of routine questions, thus leaving more time in the exam for the completion of the problem- solving questions.

These strategies were a topic of discussion at a Professional Development day that I attended last Friday with Ms Natalie Henness, the Head of Department: Mathematics. They were discussed as “high yield success strategies” for success, so there is evidence-based research which underpins their use for revision. I encourage all student to use them.

Best wishes.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning

Library Learning Hub - Week 7

Tutorials Tuesdays to Thursdays - 3.00 to 5.00pm

This last week has been a busy one for “The Hub”. We have averaged 45 to 50 students each session. Much assignment work is being done and our tutors have been kept on their toes with many subjects to be on top of!

We still have a few spare seats - so if you need a place to work after school - and the opportunity to get assistance - then come and join us in the College Library - 3.00 to 5.00pm - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Ms Louise McNamara ,
SEC After Hours Learning Coordinator
lmcnamara@sec.qld.edu.a
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Senior School

Middle School

Assistant Principal Students

Year 10 Rite of Passage - Reminder - Wednesday 5 September

Retreat 8.45am - Evening Ceremony 5.45pm

REMINDER - Year 10 – ‘Rite of Passage’ - 5 September

ALL YEAR 10 STUDENTS MUST ATTEND THE RITE OF PASSAGE

Letters regarding the Year 10 Rite of Passage were distributed to the cohort last week, with information also availble on the College website.

The Rite of Passage program focuses upon the challenges that your son will face as a Senior of the College, and aims to prepare him for future personal growth. The transition from Middle to Senior School can also herald a new start in your relationship with your son. One of the aims of the Rite of Passage program is to facilitate communication between parents/caregivers and their sons. Your support is essential to the success of this program.

Wednesday 5 September 2018

One-Day Retreat

Year 10 students are to make their own way to and from the Retreat Day at the North Ipswich Reserve, The Terrace, North Ipswich, on Wednesday 5 September. Students are asked to arrive by 8:45am and the day will conclude at 2:15pm. Should this not be possible, boys are to arrive at the College as normal, and staff members will supervise a walking transit, departing Ambrose Place at 8:25am and returning by 2:45pm.

Evening Rite of Passage Ceremony - 5.45pm

Parents are asked to arrive at St Edmund’s College for the Rite of Passage Ceremony on Wednesday 5 September by 5.45pm. Prior to arriving at the College, please take the opportunity to discuss with your son what has transpired during his day, and share further ideas of growing up and what new opportunities and challenges abound. The ceremony will finish at approximately 6:45pm.

During the evening ceremony parents are asked to present their sons with a symbol of his joining the Senior School. This could be a St Edmund’s College Senior Shirt (white shirt) or a Year 11 tie. Shirts are available at the Uniform Shop for $30.00 and ties for $21.00. Please bring either one tie, or one shirt in the size you think your son will be when he begins to wear this in 2019.

RSVPs were due at the Deans’ Room on Monday 27 August. If you have not responded, please complete the form from the College website and return urgently.

If a parent/s are unable to attend the Year 10 Rite of Passage Ceremony, but your son is attending, please make arrangements for his tie or white shirt to be given to his House Dean before the event.

Year 10 students are the focus for the evening ceremony, therefore to ensure this happens, it is requested that only adults are in attendance.

Career News

Careers - Week 7

Where the jobs will be - How to find an Apprenticeship - QUT Science and Engineering Scholarships - OPEN DAYS

Australian Jobs 2018: Where the jobs will be

The Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business has released its 2018 version of Australian Jobs. The easy-to-read report gives an overview of Australian labour market trends state-by-state and industry-by-industry. Its information is valuable for job seekers, readers considering future education and training, and current labour market trends. Read the report here.It covers the following broad areas:

  • Jobs by Location
  • Jobs by Industry
  • Jobs by Occupation
  • Jobs in the Future
  • Jobs and Training
  • Job Search and Skills

I want an apprenticeship. How do I find an employer?

There are two broad types of employers for apprenticeships – an individual employer or a group training organisation (GTO). GTO’s pay your wages and organise your formal training but place you with host employers for your actual on-the-job training. Below are strategies you can use to find individual employers:

  • Read newspapers that have job ads (e.g. ‘Careers’ in the Saturday Courier-Mail)
  • Search the Internet for relevant websites, such as:
  • Contact GTO’s near you – find a list of Queensland GTOs here
  • Scan school and community notice boards
  • Contact industry associations – you can find a list of Queensland associations here
  • Approach previous employers - e.g. from work experience or part-time work (take a copy of your resume with you)
  • Visit your school VET coordinator and Guidance Counsellor/Officer
  • Talk to an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider – search for the one located near you here or ring the infoline at 13 38 73

Most importantly, check out your social network (parents, extended family, neighbours and friends’ parents). Usually there is someone who knows someone who might be looking for an apprentice. Don’t be afraid to approach employers who have not advertised a vacancy. It is said that up to a third of jobs are obtained through contacts rather than advertisements. Approaching employers who have not advertised a vacancy is called ‘cold calling’. Find out more about cold calling here.

Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Careers

There are many career resources available for these industries that can help you understand the nature of the industries and the career paths available. For example:

Tip from the AATIS

The Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATIS) offers the following advice to young workers. It is good advice for young people looking for a job - whether it is full-time or part-time.

“Show that you are interested. Employers want to see that you want to be at work and are willing to work hard. You need to BE interested and LOOK interested if you want to make a good impression and keep your job!”

Australia’s Careers Online website (COL)

This website has several helpful career development and job search resources. These include:

  • COL’s Job Guide - with information on over 500 Australian Jobs
  • Job Seeker’s Workshop - choosing a career and how to prepare your job application
  • Job Links Directory – with links to websites on specific occupations and general job search resources
  • Aussie Job Vacancies – listing job vacancies by category and location.

MySkills: Revealing the benefits of Vocational Education and Training

Vocational Education and Training is one of the most progressive forms of education available to school leavers. It’s in touch with the realities of the current and future employment market – because it’s entirely driven by the employment market. Visit the Australian Government’s MySkills website for information relevant to everyone looking to plan their careers. The website also includes stories and videos about people and their career journey … one of them might suit you!

NCVER: How VET education will change to facilitate digital disruption

VET already plays an important function for industry by equipping the workforce of Australia with the skills to flourish with disruptive technologies. A new report by NCVER provides an insight into how this technological disruption will influence the way that VET is delivered in the future. There will be an emphasis on generic non-technical skills such as teamwork, problem solving, creativity and adaptive learning as many of the repetitive tasks will be undertaken by automated processes.

Click here to read the full report and the barriers that VET will be facing as it transitions to this new type of industry.

2019 Science and Engineering scholarships at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) for Year 12 students

Students applying for courses within the Science and Engineering Faculty at QUT can apply for several scholarships. These include:

Science and Engineering Dean’s Scholars Program – If you apply and receive a first-year merit scholarship (Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship,Women in Engineering Scholarship, Women in Information Technology Merit Scholarship, Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Young Technologist Scholarship, Indigenous Fee Waiver Scholarship or International Merit Scholarship), you may also be eligible for the Science and Engineering Dean’s Scholars program. You will receive an invitation after your first semester of studies and receive a GPA of 6.0 and above. Successful applicants have access to a range of programs including professional and leadership development and mentoring. Applications for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships close on 16 November 2018.

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Young Technologist Scholarship – Recipients of this scholarship will receive $5,000 per year to complete their course in addition to access to the Westpac Scholars Alumni Program, mentoring, networking and development opportunities. Applications close on 16 November 2018. See the website.

Indigenous Fee Waiver Scholarship and support - Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students commencing a degree in the Science and Engineering faculty can apply for the Undergraduate Fee Waiver Scholarship. If you gain entry through the Oodgeroo Unit’s Centralised Assessment Selection Program (see the website) this scholarship will pay for your tuition fees in Semesters 1 and 2, while receiving a $500 study stipend in Semester 1. Applications dates are not currently available.

Visit QUT’s Science and Engineering scholarship website for more information.

Selected university academic scholarship application dates

GU: Griffith University – The Deans Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship and Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship applications are now open and will close on 16 December 2018. See the website.

Note: Other institutions offer academic scholarships. However, information about these scholarships for 2019 is not yet available on their websites.

ACU: Australian Catholic University – The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Accommodation Scholarship is currently open for Indigenous students applying to study at ACU in 2019. Applications close 18 January 2019. See the website for more scholarship opportunities at ACU.

SCU: Southern Cross University – Applications for 2019 scholarships at SCU are now open, however there are additional 2019 scholarships that are yet to be finalised. Keep up to date with the available 2019 scholarships on their website.

USC: University of Sunshine Coast – Applications for Semester 1 2019 scholarships at USC will open 1 September 2018 and close 30 November 2018. Start browsing the wide range of available 2019 scholarships on the website.

USQ: University of Southern Queensland - Applications for USQ’s Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship and Future Community Leader Scholarship are now open. Applications close on 31 August 2018. Read more on the website.

TAFE Queensland Scholarships

The 2018 round of the TAFE Queensland Scholarships Program for Semester 1, 2019 are open now and will close on 31 August 2018. There are two types of scholarships available: Merit and Access/Equity. STEM industries have been identified as a focus area for this round, with significant funds available to support scholarships from Certificate III upwards in this area (ie. Electrotechnology, Engineering and resources, ICT, Information and networking). If you are interested in STEM, it is recommended that you apply for a relevant scholarship. What do you have to lose? Visit the scholarship website for details.

University of Queensland Academic Scholarship Programs

There are three university-wide academic scholarships available for Year 12 students applying for UQ:

  • UQ Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships (awarded to applicants achieving at the very top of the OP 1 band or equivalent) valued at $12,000 per year for up to five years
  • UQ Excellence Scholarships (awarded to OP 1 applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic leadership and/or significant community service achievements during their senior secondary studies) valued at $6,000 for up to four years
  • UQ Merit Scholarships (awarded to OP 1 – 3 applicants who demonstrate significant academic, leadership and/or community service) valued at $6,000 for the first year of study.

All three scholarships can be applied for through the one application. Applications close at midnight on 16 November 2018. Specific information about these scholarships and the application process can be found on the website.

University of Queensland’s LEAD Scholarships closing soon

UQ’s TC Beirne School of Law is currently offering the Leadership, Excellence and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship to deserving students from disadvantaged backgrounds who intend to study an undergraduate law program at UQ. Up to 17 LEAD Scholarships are available for 2019. The scholarships are valued at $8,000 per year for up to five years to help with living and study expenses. They include one-on-one academic support and other benefits. Applications close 31 August 2018. Visit the website for more information and to apply.

Selected 2018 Queensland tertiary institution open days

September 1University of Southern Queensland Ipswich open day at the Ipswich campus from 10 pm – 1 pm on Saturday 1 September 2018. Register your attendance at the USQ open day website to go in the draw to win a $1000 gift card.

September 7University of Southern Queensland Springfield open day at the Springfield campus from 3 pm – 7 pm pm on Friday 7 September 2018. Register your attendance at the USQ open day website to go in the draw to win a $1000 gift card.

Ms Madelyn Hall, Acting Careers Guidance Counsellor

General

Music and Cultural

Music News

Junior Concert - Thursday 6 September - 6.00pm

Many of our junior instrumental students have been busy rehearsing this week in preparation for the Junior Concert. This is a wonderful event that allows our younger students the chance to perform in front of an audience for the first time.

This concert will take place on Thursday, 6 September in the Performing Arts Centre at 6.00pm. Information notes have been distributed to all students involved in this event.

Senior Contemporary Band Performance - Academic Assembly 24 August

Last Friday saw the Senior Contemporary Band perform the Jackson 5 hit “Shake Your Body Down to the Ground” at the Junior Academic Awards Assembly. This upbeat classic had the audience in a buzz with many tapping their feet along to its catchy groove. Well done gentlemen!

Instrumental Lessons

With only two weeks of instrumental music lessons left for this term, students are reminded to keep checking lesson times. Please be punctual for your lesson. If you have an in-class assessment item during your scheduled lesson time, you must tell either your tutor or myself.

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

Sport

Sports News - Week 7

AIC Basketball and Tennis mixed results

AIC SPORT

Basketball and Tennis

Round 4 was played again St Laurence’s last Saturday with some mixed results.

Basketball
The Basketball aggregate games finish at 6-6 with two games going into extra time. Congratulations to our Firsts, Seconds, 10A, 10B, 9A and 8B who all had great wins. Our Firsts and Seconds remain undefeated and our 10A and 10B sides remain in contention for a Premiership as well.

Tennis
Our Tennis sides found it tough against strong opposition however rallied hard to remain in the contest. It is important at training that we keep working hard on our skills and the rewards will come for these players.

This Saturday we play St Patrick’s College in Round 5 action. Best of luck to all.

NON-AIC SPORT

Hockey
Once again, well done to our Hockey side who defeated Marist College Ashgrove, 7-2, last Friday night. They play Marist again this afternoon in the Grand Final.

Regional Track and Field
During the week we had many students attend the Regional Track and Field trials with some good results. We are waiting on the official results from Met-West so I look forward to reporting on this event in next week’s newsletter.

Congratulations to Jude Thomas who won Silver at the National Cross Country Championships last weekend. Jude was the first 16 year old to cross the line in the 16 to 17 Years race. A fantastic effort on a tough course with tough opposition.

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

AIC Tennis Results 25 August 2018

Round 5 Vs St Laurence's College

1sts – Loss 2-6 The inability to concentrate and finish off in doubles matches was the deciding factor in the result. Nathan Meier provided a lesson in consistency, in a good singles win, on how to play to your opponent’s weaknesses. Joshua Smith fought hard against a good opponent.
2nds – Loss 3-5 Good doubles wins to Benjamin Snell and Jacob Cash, with Ben winning his singles as well. Close losses to Jacob Cash and Philip Cen in their singles matches were the only differences between the teams.
11A – Loss 0-8 Lachlan Dutney provided the highlight of the day with his singles match, however the rest of the team were challenged against a formidable opponent.
10A – Loss 1-7 All players were challenged by the depth of the St Laurence’s team. Connor Cash and Scott Morrice finished a hard day with a good doubles win in a cut-throat tie-breaker.
10B – Loss 0-8 Jacob Ivanovic continues to play well in his sets.
9A – Loss 1-7 The score line did not indicate the standard of competition. Connor Kennedy, Mitchell Vesper and Haydon Caunce lost their singles by narrow margins.
9B – Loss 2-6 The team lost their doubles, however showed more determination in the singles. Hugh Tyne and Harrison Howman won their singles 6-4 and 6-2 respectively. The final score did not indicate the closeness of the match.
8A – Loss 0-8 A tough loss with the team facing a very competitive St Laurence’s team who pushed our players to take risks and play our best tennis. All players are working well on taking risks in matches, showing dedication, and persisting with skills taught at training. Doubles pairs are becoming more supportive over the weeks, and great teamwork and communication are being displayed on the court every week.
8B - Loss 0-8 A commendable St Laurence’s team pushed our players to display some quality tennis. Tobias Oxenham had a close match and continues to improve. All members of the team displayed great sportsmanship and positive attitudes and are developing each week, not only as individual players, but as a team.
7A – Loss 0-8
7B – Loss 1-7 Both teams had a tough loss, winning one game across both Year 7 teams. Well done to Luca Zieschank and Rhys Malone who came back from 3-1 in their doubles to take the win 4-3. Communication is essential in Tennis, especially in doubles and when scoring. Tennis is a team sport, therefore we need to communicate like a team when we are playing doubles, and communicate like a team when we step off the court. We still need to work on our scoring and calling the ball. With too many unforced areas and an array of double faults, SLC were able to consolidate on our errors and take the win.

AIC Basketball Results 25 August 2018

Round 5 Vs St Laurence's College

Firsts – Win 72-52 After a tense start, the First V showed their class to run away with a convincing win. SLC made tough shots in the first quarter and remained competitive for the first half, however, our demonstration of team basketball and well-executed team defence proved too much for the opposition. Sam Grayson had an excellent game tallying a cool 23 points and 17 rebounds, while Cooper Ward and Ethan Robinson created scoring opportunities for their teammates. Jaden Catton continues to improve and provided a much-needed spark off the bench in his best game of the season.
Seconds – Win 42-32 A good win, whereby we were able to build and slowly extend our lead over four quarters. We need to improve against a full court press during these remaining weeks. Charlie Vince was great in transition, and Zachary Butcher played a good all-around game.
3rds – Loss 29-45 A great first half however rebounding and fast breaks hurt in the end. Great games by William Marsh, Matthew Smailes, Matthew Vella and Mitchell Rahn.
4ths – Loss 6-37 A lack of aggression in offense and defense, combined with a classy opposition, made it a tough outing for the team. Frazier Ginn was energetic throughout the contest.
11A – Loss 20-62 Another offensive improvement from the team against a tough SLC outfit, with injuries factoring into the game. Bowen Walker played the whole game, maintaining his intensity throughout. If we listen, we will achieve. Great game by Connor Asquith.
11B – Loss 10-63 We battled gamely again against a bigger and more experienced team. Sam Kross scored good baskets and Connor McGee worked tirelessly.
10A – Win 40-36 An overtime thriller! Benicio Hortle played outstandingly for the blue and white, forcing an extra period after scoring with few seconds left, and then dominating the overtime period. Sam Burling and Tim Foy were also strong.
10B – Win 33-26 A lack of discipline meant we were involved in a tight contest rather than a comfortable win. We had the skills although failed to capitalise on our advantage. Concentration is required on hitting our spots on offense and executing our plays. Kane Sherman and Noah Farrow played well.
10C – Loss 17-36 We were competitive in the first half, however allowed the game to drift away in the second. Our defense was sound, although we squandered our chances in offense. Yapanjarra Ellis was a terrier throughout and Daniel Schulze-Prenzler contributed valuable work.
9A – Win 33-28 Another tough matchup with good size, athleticism and defensive ability. The team had to dig deep with one man down. Byron Williams and Samuel Smith controlled the ball well and set the tone for our taller men to make an impact on the game. Samuel Togia was strong throughout the game, setting up plays and finishing under the rim. Tyreece Page-Woodbridge progressed con-vincingly to the bucket, routinely turning his efforts into points. Jackson Crocker-Garlepp was outstanding and established our system of play for the match, coming up strong on the boards, physical on the defensive end, and laying some tasty finishes on fast breaks.
9B – Loss 36-49 This was a hard-fought game against a well-drilled team. An excellent effort from Kobie Lowe, with commendable blocks by Caeden Hockings and Zachary McGuire enabling the energy to be maintained throughout the fourth quarter.
9C – Loss 9-53 Great effort, however we need to apply greater defensive pressure. Fantastic three-pointer by Mehari Tedia.
8A – Loss 64-68 Simple errors and undisciplined shots were all that separated the teams. With three players out of the contest, the team was challenged, therefore unsuccessful to get over in overtime. Zane Kaatz was inspirational, and Nathan May led the point-scorers with 41 points.
8B – Win 39-34 Great effort from the team, hustling well in defense, although it was the improvement in attack that guaranteed the victory. Kai Brown dominated inside whilst Harry Watt and Harry Sammut laid the platform with the ball. Linc Bentley played his strongest game while Cooper Dunning was strong on the boards.
8C – Loss 22-31 A tight affair that saw the team shooting with great accuracy early in the game, then losing out near the hoop. A physical encounter, with both teams free to challenge for the ball, however SLC took advantage toward the end of each quarter. Good games by Ethan Sadler and Cohan Patrick.
8D – Loss 16-47 A massive team improvement was showcased in a game that ultimately slipped out of our hands. A great defensive let-down through an inability to place the ball into the basket. There must be an improvement in shooting. Special mention to Chris Baker, Travis Lake and Isaac Freier on their performances.
7A – Loss 35-39 After a great start to the game, applying good pressure and forcing turnovers, the speed slowly faded away. A lack of focus allowed SLC to get back in the game. Ethan Ketelhohn played a smart and efficient game.
7B – Loss 19-25 After a slow start we warmed into the game and lifted our intensity. Xander Eagan and Hudson Atuatika were lethal in offense. Tom Wyton made some great free throws and Liam Wilson and Rex Quince worked tirelessly in defense. If we start the games the way we finish, we will turn our results around.
7C – Loss 20-36 Dramatically improved performances from all players resulted in improved competitiveness at both ends of the court. Tyson Golding posted a game high-points tally, while Chris Costello was smooth in offense.
7D – Loss 13-55 The players had a great, although challenging game against tough opposition, which showed that we are improving each week. Jayme Polkinghorne and Liam Parfitt had outstanding performances.
7E – Win 26-18 The team started well with 10 points in the first two minutes of the game. They persisted and held their ground to achieve a win. Standout performances by Jack McKenzie, Xavier Wighton and Tom Cowell.

AIC Tennis Fixtures - 1 September 2018

Round 6 Vs St Patrick's College

FIRSTS

8:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

SECONDS

10:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

11A

10:15am

Home

St Mary’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

Opposite SEC

10A

8:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

10B

8:15am

Home

Devlin’s Tennis Academy, 18 Boundary Street, Tivoli

9A

8:15am

Home

St Mary’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

Opposite SEC

9B

8:15am

Home

St Mary’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

Opposite SEC

8A

10:15am

Away

Coops Tennis Centre, Beams Road, Carseldine

8B

10:15am

Away

Coops Tennis Centre, Beams Road, Carseldine

7A

10:15am

Away

Coops Tennis Centre, Beams Road, Carseldine

7B

10:15am

Away

Coops Tennis Centre, Beams Road, Carseldine

BUS INFORMATION

Bus for Tennis (8A, 8B, 7A & 7B) departs the College at 8:30am and returns to SEC at approximately 1pm

AIC Basketball Fixtures - 1 September 2018

Round 6 Vs St Patrick's College

FIRSTS

12:15pm

Home

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

SECONDS

11:15am

Home

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

THIRDS

11:15am

Home

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

Fourths

8:15am

Home

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

11A

10:15am

Home

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

11B

9:15am

Home

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

10A

9:15am

Home

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

10B

8:15am

Home

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

10C

10:15am

Home

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

9A

12:15pm

Away

St Patrick’s College, Christian Brother Building, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (Entry off Yundah St / Pier Ave)

9B

11:15am

Away

St Patrick’s College, Christian Brother Building, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (Entry off Yundah St / Pier Ave)

9C

12:15am

Away

St Patrick’s College, Callan Centre, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (Entry off Yundah St / Pier Ave)

8A

10:15am

Away

St Patrick’s College, Christian Brother Building, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (Entry off Yundah St / Pier Ave)

8B

9:15am

Away

St Patrick’s College, Christian Brother Building, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (Entry off Yundah St / Pier Ave)

8C

11:15am

Away

St Patrick’s College, Callan Centre, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (Entry off Yundah St / Pier Ave)

8D

10.15am

Away

St Patrick’s College, Callan Centre, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (Entry off Yundah St / Pier Ave)

7A

8:15am

Away

St Patrick’s College, Christian Brother Building, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (Entry off Yundah St / Pier Ave)

7B

9:15am

Away

St Patrick’s College, Callan Centre, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (Entry off Yundah St / Pier Ave)

7C

8:15am

Away

St Patrick’s College, Callan Centre, 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (Entry off Yundah St / Pier Ave)

7D

9.15am

Away

St Patrick’s College, Morven Front, Court 1 Outdoor 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (Entry off Yundah St / Pier Ave)

7E

8.15am

Away

St Patrick’s College, Morven Front, Court 1 Outdoor 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe (Entry off Yundah St / Pier Ave)

BUS INFORMATION

Bus for Basketball (9A, 9B, 9C, 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D,7A, 7B, 7C, 7D & 7E) departs the College at 7am and returns to SEC at approximately 2.30pm

Basketball and Tennis Photo Schedule - Saturday 1 September 2018

Photos taken in Siberia Covered Area - St Edmund's College

Basketball and Tennis Photos - Saturday 1 September 2018

7:40am

1sts

Tennis

7.45am

10A

Tennis

7.50am

9A/B

Tennis

7.55am

10B

Basketball

8.00am

4ths

Basketball

8.45am

10A

Basketball

8:50am

11B

Basketball

9:30am

2nds

Tennis

9:40am

11A

Basketball

9:50am

10C

Basketball

9:55am

11A

Tennis

10:30am

1sts

Basketball

10:45am

2nds

Basketball

10:50am

3rds

Basketball

Please make sure that you are on time and that your full playing uniform is neat and tidy

Please Note 10B Tennis will be taken at a later date.

Tuckshop

Tuckshop Roster - Week 8

Commencing 3 September 2018

Mon 3 Sep: R Osborne, M Nugent, E Vince, K Truelove.
Tue 4 Sep: L Maher, S Eaton, A Kennedy.
Wed 5 Sep: B MacDonald.
Thu 6 Sep: S Hart, H Rahn, H Turner.
Fri 7 Sep: S McNamara, D Armitage, S Verrenkamp.


School News

For Attention of Year 12 Parents

We need your son's toddler or baby photo...

A reminder to Year 12 Parents that we are asking for one of your son’s baby or toddler photos (baby to 4 year-old) to be emailed for inclusion in an audio-visual presentation to be used at the Senior Valedictory event.

Please email your son’s photo to Mr Mills at dmills@sec.qld.edu.au with “Valedictory Photo” in the subject line.

If you have a hard copy only of a photo, this should be submitted in an envelope marked “Valedictory Photo”, including your son’s name, and handed into the Deans’ Room for scanning, before being returned to your son.

It would be appreciated if photos are submitted as soon as possible. If any queries, please direct to Mr Mills (3810 4496) during school hours.

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Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop - September Specials

September and Cricket Gear Specials

SEPTEMBER SPECIALS

SEC Navy Tracksuit Pants - $38.50 now $35 – out of stock: Size Small
SEC NAVY HOODIES – $41 now $37

CRICKET GEAR SPECIAL

Cricket Hats – $25 now $20
Cricket Pants - $32 now $26
Cricket Shirt - $45 now $43

OTHER GREAT SPECIALS - Limited sizes available

Bucket Hats - $20 now $10
Sports Socks - $9.50 now $5
Rugby Shorts - $30 now $20 – great for training
House Supporter Shirts - $10 now $5 – ideal for sporting carnivals and camps
House Supporter Caps - $10 now $5 – ideal for sporting carnivals and camps
Old Style PE shorts - $10
Old Style House Shirts - $10 – great for a spare

Visit the SEC Website for all Uniform Shop information including an updated Price List - www.sec.qld.edu.au

Phone: 3810 4489 - Email: uniformshop@sec.qld.edu.au


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