Newsletter - 31 July 2020

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

​Turning Tides

Most young people have an interesting relationship with their phones. Looking around the College grounds at break times would show these all too common handheld devices cradled in, if not loving, then certainly appreciative hands. They connect, educate and help organise, inform, entertain, and occasionally frustrate. I would hazard to say that there are few who are immune to the seductive siren call of this small glowing screen. I wonder how many of us find ourselves staring at a radiant little plate of glass populated by tiny razor sharp intensely coloured — I will not go into the Samsung versus iPhone ‘who has the better screen’ debate here — squares?

I marvel at the sheer number of applications that these inviting tiles open. Emails, newspapers, music, social networking, photo collections and books. We find at our fingertips the means to stay in touch, to interact with people and information in ways only recently experienced.

Enter the little red dot. With a number usually at its centre and attractively placed in the upper right corner of the invitingly represented but ever-so small artwork that is an application button. This mini messenger alerts us that something new has arrived in our app. While some may greet these alerts with joy, for me, they represent an almost uncontrollable urge to make the dreaded little red dot disappear. Screen on, button pressed, information read, noted and processed, red dot gone, and all is well with the Feng Shui of the screen. Yet, the little red dot persists.

Those of us who have news apps on our phones are bombarded by the little red dot. Every day the situation surrounding us changes and we are constantly alerted to crisis. It would be easy to cease paying attention and be lulled into a sense of confidence. Being in Queensland we may feel somewhat removed from our southern neighbours as they are washed in the second wave of Coronavirus. We may not be able to control the alert the little red dot represents, but we can moderate how we address it.

As the past week has shown, tides can turn rapidly and the importance of practices, we have become possibly too used to, remains high. Recently I heard the catch phrase “alert but not alarmed”. In a state of alert, we are proactive and prepared and daily life can go on. Conversely, a state of alarm brings with it heightened emotions, making it difficult to sustain the daily routine of College life that enhances the learning and wellbeing of our young men.

It is important for our Eddies men and indeed our community, that our Eddies Team remains alert and proactive about our health, the health of our families and the health of others. I continue to encourage our Eddies Team “to be alert but not alarmed”. If ill, remain at home, consulting a doctor as soon as appropriate, continue to practise enhanced hygiene and maintain adequate safe social space.

Ray Celegato, Principal

The Deputy

Identity

Identity News - Week 3

Catholic Education Week Honoured Through the Spirit of Service

Next week is Catholic Education Week (CEW) and we celebrate 175 years of Catholic schooling. The theme for this year is ‘A Spirited Tomorrow’. Catholic education strives to make a difference in the lives of those in our schools and in the wider community by challenging young people to live out the message of Jesus and to reach their full potential as compassionate, contributing, life-giving members of society.

In Queensland, there are more than 307 Catholic schools with 20,000 staff and 149,000 students across five Dioceses. We recognise that each one of us, those in Queensland and beyond – has a place in shaping the future of Catholic Education.

We will continue to celebrate this 175-year milestone with our CEW Liturgy. This will be held on Monday, and will support our AIC Winter Appeal. Look out for highlights on the social media platforms next week.

Winter Sleepout and AIC Winter Appeal

Already the August winds have started to blow through the College. As we shiver in the cold it is a timely moment to remember some of the most vulnerable Australians. According to data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing, the rate of homelessness in Australia has increased 4.6 per cent over the last five years.

The latest estimates reveal more than 116,000 people were experiencing homelessness in Australia on Census night. This number is made up of various distinct groups and each tells a different story. Including young and old, men and women, this is the reality for some Australians today

  • In 2016, people living in ‘severely’ overcrowded dwellings accounted for 51,088 people, up from 41,370 in 2011
  • 8,200 people were estimated to be ‘sleeping rough’ in improvised dwellings, tents or sleeping out
  • One quarter of all people experiencing homelessness in 2016 were aged between 20 and 30 years
  • People aged between 65 and 74 years experiencing homelessness increased to 27 persons per 10,000 people
  • Recent migrants accounted for 15 per cent of the homeless estimate
  • The overall number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing homelessness in 2016 was 23,437.

Next week, staff and students will spend a night at the College in solidarity with Australians who sleep rough on a windy winter night. The Winter Sleepout is an opportunity for those involved to understand the root of the problem and what needs to be addressed to begin to make changes in our society. Most importantly, it challenges students to engage their hearts and minds to develop a sense of compassion and empathy for members our local and global community.

Can’t join the sleepout but want to offer your support?

We are collecting items in support of the AIC Winter Appeal. We will be collecting these items until the end of term. Your sons can bring these items to their Homerooms or deliver them to the Identity/Learning and Teaching Reception. Posters indicating the items required are located around the College and in Reception and Identity/L&T Reception.

A Prayer For People Who Are Homeless

Lord our God,

Fill our hearts with compassion for those who lack the warmth of a home.

We commend to you in prayer this day

all men, women and children who suffer because they have no shelter;

those who sleep in our streets and public spaces,

who have nowhere safe to lay their heads,

and who wander from place to place as a way of life.

We pray for broken families who cannot pay the rent,

for those on the streets whose minds have been touched by illness

or whose bodies are sorely affected by disabilities.

We ask that your merciful Grace be poured out upon those with addictions,

those who have given up in the face of enormous tribulations,

and those driven into a homeless life by crushing poverty.

God of Compassion, your love for us is revealed in Jesus,

who was born into homelessness, lived with nowhere to lay his head,

and died to show his love for us.

Inspire us to act for justice,

To seek to right the wrongs of peoples who are suffering and experiencing homelessness,

and to see in them the dignity of a brother and sister.

Let us have the commitment,

as people of the Gospel, to be ever mindful

of our obligations we have to the poor and marginalised,

to turn sorrow into joy and to bring all those who live in darkness into your own wonderful light. Amen.

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Identity

Learning & Teaching

Learning and Teaching

Parent Teacher Student

I would like to extend my sincere thanks to those parents and caregivers who met with their son’s teachers on Microsoft Teams over the last two weeks. I am aware that there are parents and caregivers who would have liked to but did not have the facility to make this happen. You are most welcome to email or phone your son’s teachers for feedback on his progress.

I thank the teaching staff, the IT staff and the services staff who all collaborated to make this new venture into the online world run smoothly. It was truly a team effort and I sincerely appreciate all the work by many people at the College who made this process a success. We hope and pray for the day when we will be back face-to-face in the true spirit of the St Edmund’s community. In the meantime, we remain committed to re-imagining our events to have you share in as many experiences as possible.

Academic Assemblies

Academic Assembly for Years 10 and 11 is scheduled for Friday next week, 7 August. Year 12 Academic Awards will be held later as Year 12 timelines vary from the rest of the College due to ATAR. While this is a welcome opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of the students; unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions we are not able to have parents attend the College. We may be able to live-stream the assembly. If this is not the case, the assembly will be filmed and a video provided to the community.

The Years 7 to 9 Academic Assembly is on Friday 21 August and the same COVID-19 restrictions will apply. Parents and caregivers of students receiving awards will be notified by email.

May God bless all our families.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Learning and Teaching

eSport Competition

League of Legends

SEC Glaciers Vs Dakabin Dragons

The St Edmund's team went up against a strong competitor from the previous term’s competition. SEC Glaciers had a well all-round performance with the team being around 8,000 Gold behind at one stage of the game; however, they were able to bring back the game with a couple of well-timed abilities, positioning in team fights, and strategic team plays.

Our mid-lane was targeted in the early parts of the game but was able to eventually stack up some good damage and participation with the team’s total eliminations.

Early in the game our support hit some crucial hooks earning us some gold, which in the end was crucial to us being able to take the win.

We had a new top player who had not played much and lost early on but was able to provide shields, large stuns and tanking which was very impressive for such a new player.

Jungle and ADC did a major part of the damage and had some crucial game changing plays which assisted in the comeback and with most of the eliminations as expected from these positions. Overall the team performed admirably with an awesome comeback against a strong competitor.

Ms Chloe Mansell, Teacher

Rocket League

This semester St Edmund’s College has registered two teams in the High School League eSport Competition playing Rocket League.

On Monday 27 July, the St Edmund's C1 Team went head to head with Chisholm Green in the Rocket League Season 2 opener. The young men played extremely well going out 3-0, both rounds resulting in a clean sweep. The MVP of the week was Braydon Jones for his amazing aerial plays, his defence, and of course, his ace goal scoring! Braydon bagged over 75% of the goals in both rounds resulting in boosted confidence and great team cohesion.

Not knowing what to expect going against Chisholm Maroon, the St Edmund’s C2 Team won the first game 8-1. Team cohesion was excellent, and the players showed proficient skills in extended play. Overall, a good win, taking two Best of 5 series 3-0 each, a total of 6 wins out of 6.

Mr Nick Klimowsow, Teacher

Year 7 Visual Art - Weeks 7 to 10 - Term 2 Projects

"My Special Place in Australia"

During this tumultuous time of infection, our Year 7 Visual Art group of Ms Purcell and Ms Pozzias were given the challenge of collage. Upon their return to school, students were introduced to the art of collage and rose to this challenge of producing some beautiful pieces titled 'My Special Place in Australia'. Thank you to Ms Helen Purcell and Ms Robyn Pozzias who inspired these young men in such a short period of time! Visual Art is the winner again!

Ms Frances O'Sullivan, Head of Department: Creative Arts

'My Special Place in Australia' - Year 7 Art – Textural Collage

“We are lucky to live in this beautiful country called Australia. We are surrounded by crystal clear oceans, rugged mountains and lush rainforests.”

Students chose a Special Place they may have visited in Australia, maybe on a family holiday, or where they have lived, or a special place where extended family may live.

Using printed images or photographs of their Special Place, they were asked to include at least one figure that helps tell their story.

Exploring the textural aspect of this artwork, students built paper layers and then added more textural layers that may include twigs, cardboard, string, felt, material; anything they thought would enhance their story.

Congratulations Year 7 in utilising and exploring the elements of Texture, Tone and Form in your collage. Happy and wondrous places we have enjoyed!

Ms Purcell and Ms Pozzias, Art Department


Senior School

Middle School

Enrolments

Eddies TWILIGHT TOURS

12 August 2020

Pastoral News

Year 10 Programs

Overview

During our Year 10 assembly on Thursday students were given information about the programs that they will be involved in during Week 10 of this term. Students will be given a hard copy of the information in the next couple of days to take home to parents and caregivers. Please return the consent form as soon as possible. The information will also be emailed to Year 10 parents in the next few days.

Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 September 2020 – Challenge Camp

This overnight experience forms a critical part of The Rite Journey program and provides students with the opportunity to extend themselves whilst working as part of a team.

Wednesday 16 September – RYDA Road Safety Education

This program is designed to provide students with the skills and strategies they need to stay safe on the road, whether they be the driver of a vehicle or a passenger.

Thank you for supporting these important programs.

Ms Vanessa Bell, Director of Students

Career News

Careers - Week 3

Defence News - Career Spotlight - Tertiary News -

Australian Defence Force Updates

The Australian Defence Force continue to hold virtual and in person group information sessions across Queensland. Visit their event page to see when these virtual sessions will be held. These information sessions can be general in nature or more specific to a career path within the ADF. If you are interested in joining the ADF follow their facebook page to receive updates and information about the upcoming events.

29/07/2020 Queensland: Army Reserve Virtual Information Session

10/08/2020 Leadership & Management in the ADF Virtual Information Session

12/08/2020 Queensland: Defence Careers Virtual Information Session

18/08/2020 Queensland: Army Reserve Virtual Information Session

Investigating Careers

Career Quiz

The Australian Government’s Career Quiz on the Job Outlook website can be taken online for free. The quiz is useful for people who haven’t got a clue about how to start exploring their career options. You can do the quiz on your laptop or desktop through a series of simple stages.

Career Spotlight

Backhoe Operators operate backhoes and attachments to excavate, break, drill, level and compact earth, rock and other material. You can work as a Backhoe Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Training is available through VET (Vocational Education and Training). A course in civil construction plant operations might be helpful.

Biotechnologists study the anatomy, physiology and characteristics of living organisms and isolated biological molecules and develop new materials for applying to a range of purposes. Specialisations are in Cell Geneticist, Molecular Biologist, Molecular Geneticist. A bachelor degree in science majoring in biotechnology, biomedical science or a related field is needed to work as a Biotechnologist. Many Biotechnologists complete postgraduate studies.

Book or Script Editors evaluate manuscripts of books or scripts to determine suitability for publication or production and edit and supervise material in preparation for publication or for production on film, television, radio or stage with a specialisation in Script Coordinator. You usually need a formal qualification in a relevant field to work as a Book or Script Editor. Book and Script Editors often have university qualifications.

Interested in a Career in IT?

Some of the best universities for computing and information systems

Information technology is a vital part of commerce, industry, government, education and even entertainment, recreation and communications. There are over 400 undergraduate degrees in computing and information systems listed on Good Universities Guide’s course search. They looked at which ones performed best in skill development, graduate salary and full-time employment. A qualification in computing and information systems can offer a wide variety of options after graduation and as you move through your career. Here are just some of the majors you can study in this field:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Business programming
  • Computer systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Database management
  • Games design and development
  • Mobile applications
  • development
  • Network engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Web computing
Tertiary News

A quick reference virtual Open Day dates and links

The following is an update of the 2020 Open Days:

July

14

Griffith Uni Open House/Day commences

August

1 & 15

Central Queensland University

2

The University of Queensland

18

Southern Cross University

20 & 22

James Cook University

29

Australian Catholic University

29 & 30

Queensland University of Technology

September

5 & 12

Australian Catholic University

5

University of Southern Queensland

October

1

Griffith Uni Open House/Day ends

QUT Virtual Open Day

QUT Open Day will be online this year on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August. The Virtual Open Day will be an opportunity for you to find out more about QUT and chat with staff and students from home. Register to attend Virtual Open Day 2020 and be kept updated with the event program and information to help you make decisions about your future. By registering, you will also be in the draw to win a MacBook Air.

SAE Creative Media Institute Open Day

SAE offers courses in the fields of animation, audio, design, film, games and web and mobile. Its diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor degrees are eligible for funding assistance under FEE-HELP. Their Brisbane campus in West End 's open days are on 22 and 23 August 2020 and Byron Bay campus' open day is 22 August 2020. Registration is essential. Visit the website for information about the program and to register for the chance to win a HTC VIVE COSMOS VIRTUAL REALITY KIT.

Get answers to your unknowns at UQ

UQ Open Day will run from 9am to 6pm AEST, and you can join any time throughout the day to watch our on-demand seminar videos, virtually tour our facilities, and explore everything we have to offer. This is your chance to chat one-to-one with our experts and discover what makes UQ graduates the most employable in Queensland – all without leaving home.

https://future-students.uq.edu.au/events/open-day-online?utm_source=omc-2020-openday-registerreminder&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=omc-2020-openday&elqTrackId=e6b6003ace4d42c5aae4d8d64bb912de&elq=d5b33efa340f4e468b9693f02688bbfc&elqaid=1222&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=504

UQ College bridging courses

UQ College is offering University Prerequisite Courses in General Mathematics , Mathematical Methods, Chemistry or Biology. They are planned to be delivered face to face on St Lucia Campus over a four week period in November and December. Successful completion of the prerequisite courses will satisfy the entry requirement at The University of Queensland and some other universities for Semester 1, 2021. Applications can be accessed through the UQ College website (scroll down to the Tertiary Preparation Program section). Click here to visit the website for more information and contact the College for applications closing dates.

Early Offer opportunity for Year 12 students at USQ

USQ’s Early Offer allows graduating Year 12 students, who place USQ #1 on their QTAC application, an opportunity to receive an early offer based solely upon a recommendation of your principal, through one simple application form. You are still required to meet all the relevant entry requirements plus you'll still be eligible for Become Rewarded scholarships once ATARs are released. The application form is available now and can be submitted from Tuesday 4 August 2020.

Selected Interstate tertiary institution open days

If you are thinking of applying for university studies interstate, you will need to begin your research as soon as possible. The relevant information will include:

  • Location of the institution (does it have more than one campus?)
  • Courses offered, entry prerequisites, previous ATAR cut-offs (go to the QTAC website to compare ATARs and OPs)
  • Cost of accommodation and when to apply
  • Travel costs
  • Support for interstate students
  • Scholarships and other financial support programs and schemes
  • Application process (do you use a tertiary admissions centre or apply directly?)
  • Application due dates
  • Overseas exchange programs
  • Employment programs (e.g. traineeships, work experience, international study options).

You can obtain much of this information from institution websites. If possible, attending a virtual or live open day would be useful also. The following are a selection of 2020 interstate open days:

Scholarship applications for Griffith University

Griffith University have more than 600 scholarships that help make university a reality for a variety of new and continuing students. You could be eligible for different scholarships based on your background, chosen study area, hardships you’ve experienced or your achievements so far. Applying for scholarships is free and simple and you can apply for multiple scholarships with just the one application form. The scholarship application is now open for those who plan to study at Griffith in 2021. Click here for full details on how to apply and scholarships available.

Mr Mark Currie, Careers Guidance Officer/Adviser

General

Music and Cultural

Music News - Week 3

Rookies Program

It was great to see the ‘Rookies’ program up and running again at the end of the first week of Term 3. It was a delight to have two groups of future Eddies Men engage in learning to sing ‘Dance Monkey’ for this Rookies afternoon. I would like to thank Mrs Frances O’Sullivan for taking the time to teach the Rookies how to sing the song. It was great to hear some wonderful young voices singing what has become a very popular song.

College Assembly

Last Friday saw a change of COVID restrictions with no group-singing or music to be played live at College Assemblies for the time being. Fortunately, an exception to this rule is our weekly Performances. This week saw Year 12 student Jake Hoare return to the stage for the first time since 2019. Jake gave a heartfelt rendition of the song ‘Silence’ by Marshmellow Ft. Khalid. It was great to see and hear Jake performing again. Well done Jake.

Instrumental Lessons

Instrumental lessons have been progressing this term; however, there have been a few students missing their lessons. These students are at risk of being removed from the instrumental program. All students must make sure they know their lesson times and be sure to turn up prepared and on time.

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

Sport

Basketball and Tennis Photos - Saturday 1 August 2020

Venue: Siberia Covered Area - St Edmund's College

7:30am -

1sts -

Tennis

7:35am -

2nds -

Tennis

7:40am -

9A/B -

Tennis

7:50am -

10B -

Basketball

7:55am -

4ths -

Basketball

9:10am -

11B -

Basketball

9:15am -

10A -

Basketball

10:10am -

10A/B -

Tennis

10:30am -

11A -

Basketball

10:35am -

3rds -

Basketball

11:45am -

10C -

Basketball

11:50am -

2nds -

Basketball

1:05pm -

10D -

Basketball

1:10pm -

1sts -

Basketball

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

AIC Round 3 Tennis Fixtures - 1 August 2020

Round 3 Vs Padua College

FIRSTS -

8:00am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

SECONDS -

8:00am

Home

St Edmund’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend

11A -

10:30am

Home

George Alder Tennis Complex, Ernest Street, Leichhardt

11B -

10:30am

Home

George Alder Tennis Complex, Ernest Street, Leichhardt

10A -

10:30am

Home

St Mary’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend, Opposite SEC

10B -

10:30am

Home

St Mary’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend, Opposite SEC

9A -

8:00am

Home

St Mary’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend, Opposite SEC

9B -

8:00am

Home

St Mary’s College Courts, Mary Street, Woodend,Opposite SEC

8A -

10:30am

Away

Shaw Tennis Centre, Shaw Road, Wooloowin

8B -

10:30am

Away

Shaw Tennis Centre, Shaw Road, Wooloowin

7A -

8:00am

Away

Shaw Tennis Centre, Shaw Road, Wooloowin

7B -

8:00am

Away

Shaw Tennis Centre, Shaw Road, Wooloowin

BUS INFORMATION
  1. Students who require bus travel will be asked to register this Friday 31st July.
  2. A reminder that the bus service will only be for students who do not have other transport arrangements.
  3. Students who do need to use the bus will be shuttled back to St Edmund’s and will not be able to stay to watch games.
  4. Once students are back at St Edmund’s they need to be picked up immediately.

COVID-Safe Plans TENNIS - 1 August 2020

AIC Round 3 Basketball Fixtures Years 7 to 9 - 1 August 2020

Vs Padua College

9A -

1:35pm

Away

Padua College, La Cordelle, Court 1, 80 Turner Road, Padua

9B -

12:15pm

Away

Padua College, La Cordelle, Court 1, 80 Turner Road, Padua

9C -

12:15pm

Away

Padua College, Mt Alvernia, Court 1, 80 Turner Road, Padua

9D -

10:55am

Away

Greccio, Court 3, cnr Turner and Broughton Road, Kedron

8A -

10:55am

Away

Padua College, La Cordelle, Court 1, 80 Turner Road, Padua

8B -

9:35am

Away

Padua College, La Cordelle, Court 1, 80 Turner Road, Padua

8C -

10:55am

Away

Padua College, Mt Alvernia, Court 1, 80 Turner Road, Padua

8D -

9:35am

Away

Greccio, Court 3, cnr Turner and Broughton Road, Kedron

7A -

8:15am

Away

Padua College, La Cordelle, Court 1, 80 Turner Road, Padua

7B -

9:35am

Away

Padua College, Mt Alvernia, Court 1, 80 Turner Road, Padua

7C -

8:15am

Away

Padua College, Mt Alvernia, Court 1, 80 Turner Road, Padua

7D -

8:15am

Away

Greccio, Court 3, cnr Turner and Broughton Road, Kedron

BUS INFORMATION

  1. Students who require bus travel will be asked to register this Friday 31 July.
  2. A reminder that the bus service will only be for students who do not have other transport arrangements.
  3. Students who do need to use the bus will be shuttled back to St Edmund’s and will not be able to stay to watch games.
  4. Once students are back at St Edmund’s they need to be picked up immediately.





COVID-Safe Plans BASKETBALL Years 7 to 9 - 1 August 2020

Padua and Mt Alvernia Campus

AIC Round 3 Basketball Fixtures Years 10 to 12 - 1 August 2020

Vs Padua College

FIRSTS -

1:35pm

Home

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

SECONDS -

12:15pm

Home

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

THIRDS -

10:55am

Home

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

FOURTHS -

8:15am

Home

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

11A -

10:55am

Home

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

11B -

9:35am

Home

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

10A -

9:35am

Home

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

10B -

8:15am

Home

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

10C -

12:15pm

Home

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

10D -

1:35pm

Home

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

AIC Round 2 Tennis 25 July 2020 - WASHED OUT

Vs St Laurence's College

AIC Round 2 Basketball Results - 25 July 2020

Vs St Laurence's College

1sts - WIN 49 – 41. A tougher game this week than expected for the First V. The team was served a scare by a disruptive and energetic Lauries side. After a horrendous third quarter, the Wolf Pack managed to steady the ship and build on a series of defensive stops to regain control. James Ketelhohn, Merrick Small and Nathan May should be proud of their games.

2nds - WIN 34 – 32. The team made this game more difficult than it needed to be. Defence and execution were poor in the first half, before the players found a line-up that was prepared to respect their opponent’s ability, then played hard as a result. Timothy Foy and Tyreece Page-Woodbridge were our best players, with Declan Battensby chipping in some quality minutes.

3rds - LOSS 26 – 37. The players tried hard, but the ball would not drop and that was the difference between the teams.

4ths - LOSS 12 – 34. Another game of missed opportunities. Shot selection let the team down and the defensive rebounding was not strong enough. Lucas Golding worked hard at both ends of the court.

11A - LOSS 19 – 46. This game was an exact opposite of last week’s: slow start, quick finish. Although the first half was not pretty, the second half was, with a 15-13 win. Intensity lifted as the team focused on the game plan and better attention to detail. Mehari Tedla’s hustle was outstanding and Oliver Ryan hit a nice step-back 3.

11B - LOSS 3 – 80. A credit to the whole team for playing hard through to the end despite the odds. Good work from our top scorers, Hayden Molkentien and Harry Hunter.

10A - WIN 42 – 33. Nathan May was too much for St Laurence’s in the first half. He scored at will and Lauries had no answer. The second half was a cause for concern; we tried to run offensive sets for other players but they were hesitant to try.

10B - WIN 24 – 21. The first win of the season felt good. Great smart defensive efforts changed momentum and movement in offense and opened options. Great job team. Until next week…

10C - DRAW 19 – 19. The final few minutes saw the players going point-for-point on the scoreboard after a strong period of intensity. Cohan Patrick threw his body into everything and drove the team. Ethan Sadler’s passion was inspiring and if our free throws were better, we may have got over the line.

10D - LOSS 12 – 35. A game that initially began even; however, the opposition thrived on early good luck and took control, especially physically, which was a credit to them. The team displayed much passion to keep Lauries honest, but turnovers cost us. Slick skills from Dylan King along with consistent positive play from Jack Stewart saw the two players scoring. Eddies ‘ticka’ shone through with the players ‘never say die’ attitude.

9A - WIN 23 – 17. Grit and grind were the order of the day for the 9As. Excellent defence and rebounding by Rex Quince kept Lauries to 11 at the half. Three-pointers by Luke Laborte and Ethan Ketelhohn at critical moments helped seal a tough win.

9B - LOSS 13 – 27. After a tough start the 9Bs went into a slow second half. Michael Tate had a strong all-round match and Xavier Wighton was aggressive, looking to ignite the offense.

9C - LOSS 18 – 51. The team had a strong start by moving the ball around and playing good defence; however, Lauries ran away with the game as we fatigued and took our eyes off the ball. Great games from Jack Treagle and Jack Thomas.

9D – WASHOUT.

8A - WIN 38 – 32. Another strong all-round performance against a big SLC outfit. We took advantage of our speed with Ethan Battensby pushing the pace on offence. Julian Cruice had an excellent performance at both ends.

8B - LOSS 25 – 41. A game where the final score did not reflect the overall effort or intensity of the contest. Small errors in transition allowed SLC to jump out to a double-digit lead. Great defence allowed Lucas Baker to cut into the lead. Aston Peek’s defensive hustle was on display throughout.

8C - LOSS 36 – 39. A great game from Will Patterson and Lachlan Cuskelly who led, and the team followed. We pushed the opposition all the way. A nail-biter in the end as we got pipped at the post.

8D – WASHOUT.

7A - LOSS 27 – 68. The team were up against a strong side that was well coached and structured. The players struggled with the increased tempo in the first 10 minutes and were overwhelmed. To their credit they never gave up and fought very hard for the rest of the game. To score 27 points against this side was very pleasing and the team started to learn how to pass the ball around to achieve scoring opportunities. Mitch Sutton top scored with a sensational 10 points and played well. Jack Trevorrow contributed with 6 points and played well with support from Tiger Campbell and Cooper Gifford.

7B - LOSS 17 – 22. An unfortunate loss this week, but a great comeback in the second half. Kaelan McNamara made an important impact on the score and Jace Taylor drove to the basket to gain several free throws. Another great defensive effort but some crucial one-percenters were missed which Lauries were able to gain.

7C - LOSS 10 – 35. Not the best start points wise, but it is amazing what a difference a week can make. Great defence and much better offensive movement around the key was well above collective experience and training opportunities. Handovers were our nemesis again with the team giving away easy points. The second half saw a renewed vigour which allowed us to outscore the opposition. Some great baskets from Joh Keur motivated the team, in addition, a basket from rookie, Jack Breuer. Cooper Cross and Cooper Cairns led a strong defensive line. The score does not reflect how much better you all played as a team. Awesome effort by all.

7D - WASHOUT 12 – 27. A great game with Tyler Dionysius hitting a three. It was good to play a half before the rain came.

Tuckshop

School News

St Mary's Primary says Thank You

Presentation


St Edmund’s College donated the Rugby League and Football jerseys for the St Mary’s Primary School inter-school sporting competition. Pictured at this week's presentation to St Mary's boys are Wayne the Wolf and Mr Ray Celegato.

Head Lice

Queensland Health Information

A case of head lice has been reported in the student cohort.

Please refer to the Queensland Health information sheet:

http://conditions.health.qld.gov.au/HealthCondition/condition/14/165/351/head-lice

Uniform Shop

Notices

Term 3 Fees Statements - REMINDER

Due Date Thursday 6 August 2020

Term 3 Fees Statements were emailed to all families on Wednesday 22 July.

DUE DATE for payment is Thursday 6 August 2020.

If you did not receive your statement or have queries regarding fees, please contact the Finance Office: finance@sec.qld.edu.au

SCIENCE TUTORIALS - Term 3

Term 3 Tutorials

MATHS TUTORIALS - Term 3

Commencing Monday 27 July 2020

Change to Brisbane Ekka Public Holiday Date

Public Holiday changed to Friday 14 August 2020

A reminder to St Edmund's Parents and Caregivers of the Queensland Government change to the Brisbane Ekka Public Holiday.

The public holiday has changed to Friday 14 August 2020.

Wednesday 12 August is now a normal school day for all St Edmund's students.

Sponsors

Skool2Skoolies 2020 Sponsors

Thank you to the sponsors of our Skool2Skoolies Charity Bike Ride

Apprenticeships Queensland

Blackchrome

Blue Ribbon Motors – Parents and Friends

Bremer Realty

Brothers Ipswich Leagues Club – Parents and Friends

Choices Flooring by Mallets

Clift Pearce Accounting

DV Electrical Services

Dylan Palmer - Donation

Fosroc

Gibson Architects

Grandview

Greena Business Solutions

Hitec Fluid Power

Karalee Play and Learn

Macarthy Road Education and Childcare

McDonalds Yamanto – Donation

McNamara Law

OPAT Painters

Options Cabinets

Pender Accounting

Physioactive

PM Landscapes

Potter Landscapes

Sammut Bulow Accountants

Savco Vegetation Services

St Edmund’s College Old Boys’ Association

St Mary’s Parish – Donation

Strybos and Sons Electrical

Surreal Signs - Donation

Terri's Early Education and Care - Donation

Trek Ipswich

Tridan Electrical

Walker Pender Group

Yallaroy Business Solutions

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