Dear Members of the St Edmund’s Community,
Welcome to each of you for the beginning of the school year. On Wednesday morning 201 young men sat under a bright although sticky January sun near the College tuckshop. Some sat with parents, others sat with friends, a few were a little nervous, but all were excited. These were Year 7 students who, after graduating from Rookies last year, joined the College full-time as young Eddies’ men. They begin 2020 as new members of a big team. A team that includes all of us in the College Community; staff, peers, parents and caregivers and most importantly, themselves. As these young men acquire and develop new skills, I am sure they will learn what our current students already know: that they will not journey alone.
I am honoured and proud to serve the College as the Principal in 2020 as one of the team working with you and your sons. I look forward to an exciting and productive year.
Congratulations to the Class of 2019
Congratulations to the Year 12 Class of 2019 for achieving outstanding results. Over the course of last year they worked diligently and consistently to achieve excellent Overall Position (OP) scores with the following students receiving OPs in the 1 to 5 range:
OP 1: Nicholas Rumpf
OP:2 Henry Abkin, Lachlan Dutney, Kristian Williamson
OP:3 Kane Barry, Blair Chisholm, William Day, Luke Franz, Flynn Morris-Shute, Lachlan Stacey, Bowen Walker
OP:4 Dominic Boyle, Jack Field, Sebastian Howie, Dylan Palmer, Oliver Schmidt
OP5: Patrick Cavanagh, Deakin Jennings, Riley Steinhardt
Overall percentages of OPs 1 to 15 are as follows:
• 1 to 5 - 27%
• 1 to 10 - 58%
• 1 to 15 - 92%
Impressively, 98% of the class received a Queensland Certificate of Education
We are presently awaiting information about our young men who sought traineeships and apprenticeships. St Edmund’s has always been a trusted institution and our students are well regarded. The achievement of these young men highlights the hard work done by all who have worked with them over their five or so years at St Edmund’s. We will celebrate the successes of this cohort at the Academic Assembly in week 4.
Welcome New Staff
We welcome the following new staff to the College.
- Ms Rachael Campbell - Inclusive Education
- Mr Craig Cronan - RE/English/History/Geography
- Mr John Emerton - Maths/Science/RE
- Ms Kara Freckleton - English/SOSE, Geography/RE
- Ms Madelyn Healy - English/RE
- Ms Amrisha Jonah - Maths/Science/RE
- Mr Nickolas Klimowsow - Maths/Psychology
- Ms Sara Lodder - Biology/Science
- Mr Christopher Pender - Business/Accounting/Economics
- Ms Angela Sten - English/SOSE/RE
- Ms Hashina Tarafdar - Physics/Maths/Science/RE
- Ms Robyn Taylor - Maths/Science
- Ms Loyola Hovenden - Relief Administrative Assistant
- Ms Rebecca McDonald - Inclusive Education Teacher Aide
- Mr Tom Murray - Trade Training Centre Teacher Aide
- Ms Miriam Pronk - Inclusive Education Teacher Aide
- Ms Jessie Scarabello - Inclusive Education Teacher Aide
They join an active and professional learning community and will no doubt contribute much to our young men by assisting them to develop their knowledge and skills for the future.
Year 7 Information Evening
I commend to you the Year 7 Information Evening presented at the College on Monday 3 February. This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions about all aspects of College life. Proceedings will commence at 6:00pm in the College Hall.
Ray Celegato, Principal
Updated Novel Coronavirus Queensland Health Information
Further to the Queensland Health information emailed to St Edmund's Parents earlier this week, please refer to the attachment: Updated Novel Coronavirus Queensland Health Information, issued 29 January 2020
NB. We have been advised that if a student has travelled overseas and has been in transit through an airport, they may attend school.