Newsletter - 31 May 2019

This week

Principal's Office

College News

From the Deputy Principal

Dear Parents and Friends of St Edmund’s College,

To alleviate any confusion as to the different writing style in this weeks’ newsletter article, Mr O’Riordan is in chilly Melbourne at the annual EREA Principals’ Conference and has asked me to pen a few words to the community.

Mothers’ Mass and Dinner

As the sun set last Friday night St Edmund’s Mothers, past and present gathered in St Mary’s Church for the annual Mothers’ Mass followed by dinner. It was a privilege to be able to meet and speak with so many Eddies’ mums who are such a strong, loving and guiding presence in the lives of their sons. Fr Stephen summed it up so well at the beginning of Mass when he said, “Eddies’ men can but Eddies’ mums do”.

Following Mass over 150 mothers gathered at Brothers Ipswich Leagues Club for dinner. Eddies’ boys are a spirited lot and after hosting the traditional ‘Handbag Bingo’ I can see where this spirit comes from!

Thanks to Mrs Marysia Rice for preparing a beautiful Mass and to Fr Stephen Bliss for celebrating Mass and joining us for dinner. A very special thanks to Mrs Kath Creedy for organising and directing the evening. These events are a fantastic reflection of the values and strength of our community. May they continue for many years to come.

Open Day

On behalf of Mr O’Riordan I would like to thank and congratulate all the students, staff and parents who helped make the College Open day such a success. Given the blessing of magnificent sunny weather, the entire College was showcased. Prospective families were taken on tours, witnessed demonstration lessons and participated in interactive displays. With ‘standing room only’ performances in the Performing Arts Centre punctuating a packed schedule, some mums, dads and sons even took a quiet moment to sit in Ambrose Place and watch the documentary The Season.

In my travels on the day I was lucky enough to have a conversation with some St Edmund’s grandparents as they sat in the open-air cafeteria. They were very impressed with our College but more importantly so proud of the young Eddies’ men their grandsons were becoming.

Some six hundred people wandered our campus learning from our students and staff what it is that makes a Catholic boys’ school tick. Because of the success of Open Day, we hope to be able to partner with many more new families in providing a holistic, balanced education in the Edmund Rice Tradition.

SET Planning

This week Year 10 students were involved in SET Plan interviews. Along with parents and caregivers these interviews allow boys to clarify which subjects they will need to study to achieve their goals post school.

With such a wide subject catalogue to choose from and new rules for attaining the Queensland Certificate of Education it can be a daunting task to decide what to study in Years 11 and 12. We are blessed with dedicated and knowledgeable staff who work often before school and into the evening to provide every student with a completed SET Plan based on informed choices.

I thank Mr Mark Currie and Ms Bernie Gotting for organising and booking the interviews. Thanks also to Mr Currie, Mr Ben Litchfield, Ms Anne Mulkerin, Ms Debra Whyte, Mr David Baxter and Mr Nigel Raddie all of whom freely gave their time to ensure these interviews were successful.


Please remember in your prayers the family of Mr James Lowe on his recent passing in Zambia, his lifelong home. James was a role model and loving father to Mark and his siblings and grandfather of Matthew (Year 12). We extend our condolences to his wife Jennifer in Zambia and to his extended family. May he rest in eternal peace in God’s loving care.


Live Jesus in Our Hearts - Forever

Ray Celegato, Deputy Principal

The Deputy


Identity News

Uluru Statement from the Heart to the People

Did you know…This week was the first time in Australia’s history where an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander was appointed Minister responsible for Indigenous Affairs. The Honourable Ken Wyatt, a Noonga Man from Western Australia, was appointed to the position and this represents a small step towards Reconciliation.

In the Northern Territory two years ago this week, a National Constitutional Convention was held. At this event the “Uluru Statement from the Heart” was written. The Statement calls for a constitutionally entrenched First Nations Voice. It would be a voice that cannot be removed unless by a constitutional referendum.

Reform is needed to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people a greater say in and authority over decisions which affect them. They comprise three per cent of the Australian population. This means that it is difficult for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices to be heard in elections and in Parliament. They have little say over laws that impact them.

Below is the Uluru Statement from the Heart. I would encourage all members of our community to take time to read this moving declaration.

“We, gathered at the 2017 National Constitutional Convention, coming from all points of the southern sky, make this statement from the heart:

Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tribes were the first sovereign Nations of the Australian continent and its adjacent islands, and possessed it under our own laws and customs. This our ancestors did, according to the reckoning of our culture, from the Creation, according to the common law from ‘time immemorial’, and according to science, more than 60,000 years ago.

This sovereignty is a spiritual notion: the ancestral tie between the land, or ‘Mother Nature’, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who were born there from, remain attached there to, and must one day return thither to be united with our ancestors. This link is the basis of the ownership of the soil, or better, of sovereignty. It has never been ceded or extinguished, and co-exists with the sovereignty of the Crown.

How could it be otherwise? That peoples possessed a land for sixty millennia and this sacred link disappears from world history in merely the last two hundred years?

With substantive constitutional change and structural reform, we believe this ancient sovereignty can shine through as a fuller expression of Australia’s nationhood.

Proportionally, we are the most incarcerated people on the planet. We are not an innately criminal people. Our children are aliened from their families at unprecedented rates. This cannot be because we have no love for them. And our youth languish in detention in obscene numbers. They should be our hope for the future.

These dimensions of our crisis tell plainly the structural nature of our problem. This is the torment of our powerlessness.

We seek constitutional reforms to empower our people and take a rightful place in our own country. When we have power over our destiny our children will flourish. They will walk in two worlds and their culture will be a gift to their country.

We call for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution.

Makarrata is the culmination of our agenda: the coming together after a struggle. It captures our aspirations for a fair and truthful relationship with the people of Australia and a better future for our children based on justice and self-determination.

We seek a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement-making between governments and First Nations and truth-telling about our history.

In 1967 we were counted, in 2017 we seek to be heard. We leave base camp and start our trek across this vast country. We invite you to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.”

Source: 1 Voice-

“Say ‘G’day’ in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Language”

Yaama Mullie = Hello and Welcome

The State Library of Queensland in partnership with Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre, Indigenous Language Centres and other community groups would like to invite you to: “Say ‘G’day’ in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Language!”

UNESCO has proclaimed 2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages. During this year we encourage Queenslanders to say ‘G’day’ in their local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander language; it is a timely reminder of the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Check out words you can learn:


Sunday 9 June: Pentecost Multicultural Mass, 8.30am
Share in the Spirit of Pentecost at St Mary’s Church, Woodend, on Sunday 9 June at 8:30am by attending our annual Multicultural Mass. All are welcome and students are asked to wear full school uniform.


Wednesday 19 June: Year 11 Leadership Retreat Day 1
Year 11 students will meet at school and travel to Colleges Crossing for the first of their three leadership days. Students are required to wear comfortable, neat clothing with closed-in shoes. Morning tea and lunch will be provided; however students may wish to bring snacks.

Thursday 20 June: Year 7 Retreat Day
Year 7 students will gather at school to share their first retreat day. The day will build on their experiences at the Year 7 Camp, as well as creating connections with other students and breaking open the College Touchstones.

Live Jesus in Our Hearts - Forever

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Identity

Rite of Christian Initiation for Teenagers

About Becoming a Catholic

Has your son ever asked about becoming a Catholic?
Is your son baptised but has not received the other sacraments?

This year St Edmund’s College and St Mary’s College are working with the Ipswich Catholic Community to deliver the Rite of Christian Initiation for Teenagers within our community who are seeking to become Catholic.

We are currently in the planning phase of the program and are seeking the following expressions of interest from
• Students who are wishing to be baptised, and/or
• Students who may already be baptised but have not received the other sacraments (Confirmation, Reconciliation and First Communion).

If your son is interested in either becoming a Catholic or receiving the sacraments, please email Marysia Rice by Friday 7 June and she will make contact with you shortly.

We are very excited to be able to provide your son/s with this opportunity and to guide him on this journey of faith.

A parent/student Information night will be held on Wednesday 12 June at 6.00pm.

Learning & Teaching

Learning and Teaching

Year 10 SET Plans

It has been a pleasure to have conversations with Year 10 parents and their sons as they arrive at the College for their Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan interviews. Many of these young men have given thought to the pathway they wish to study in Year 11. St Edmund’s offers pathways to cater for student choices and to provide all boys with a path for their senior schooling, whether that be via a trade, at TAFE, Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or a combination of some of these. Thank you gentlemen and sincere thanks to the staff who conducted the interviews over the course of the week.

Mathematics and Science Professional Development

On Monday this week St Edmund’s and St Mary’s Mathematics and Science staff attended a Professional Development session on “Writing”. This links to the St Edmund’s College Strategic Directions and to the specific goals for 2019. The learnings from this workshop will be valuable for ATAR students and Middle School students as they develop the skills necessary for Senior School.


Exams are rapidly approaching and assignments are needing to be completed. Please support your son by being aware of both his assignment commitments and his exam timetable.

I remind parents of senior students that students are welcome to attend the College each day to study and must arrive approximately twenty minutes prior to the commencement of an exam. Students may go home immediately after the exam. Full school uniform is required.

Year 10 students do not have a study block.

Why choose ATAR Drama - Offered in the year 2020?

Drama fosters creative and expressive communication.
It interrogates what it means to be human by investigating, communicating and embodying stories, experiences, emotions and ideas that reflect the human experience.

Students engage in practical work where skills in performance, design and direction are developed along with a range of artistic skills as they make and respond to dramatic works.


Studying Drama can lead to:
• Actor, designer, stage manager, technician, writer, director
• Arts administration and management
• Communication
• Education
• Public relations
• Research
• Science and technology

(Ms Frances O’Sullivan, Head of Department Creative Arts)

Best wishes

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Learning and Teaching

Reader's Cup

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Reading is a great way for students to improve their vocabulary and their marks at school although sometimes it can be a solitary hobby. The beauty of Reader’s Cup is that it brings together like-minded people – those who relish ideas, imagination and words. On Tuesday 28 May, twenty-six teams from fourteen different schools converged on St Mary’s College to answer a series of questions about six different novels.

Author, quizmaster, tennis player and would-be comedian, Pat Flynn, delivered the questions and entertained the competitors with anecdotes and writing tips for budding authors. While our Years 7 and 8 teams did not make it into the final three, they represented the team well and with great enthusiasm.

Thanks to Ms Callaghan for her flawless organisation, and to the group of Reader’s Cup graduates who assisted on the day. A special mention to Jack Winrow who manned the microphone for a series of literary quizzes to keep the morning rolling.

Ms Judy Barnard, Teacher

Careers - Week 6

TAFE at Schools Guide - Apprenticeships - Key Diary Dates for 2019/2020


2019 TAFE at Schools Guide

If you are a Year 11 or 12 student, you can complete a TAFE Queensland qualification while you are still at school. Choose from a variety of certificate I to certificate III courses from a range of study areas including Animal Studies, Automotive, Beauty and Hairdressing, Building and Construction, Business and Justice Studies, Early Childhood, Electrotechnology, Engineering, Fashion, Horticulture, IT, Logistics, Media and Digital Design, Music and Sound Production, Service and Allied Health, Sports and Recreation, Tourism and Events and Visual Arts. The Guide lists courses students can do while they are still at school with the approval of their school and parents. Benefits of TAFE at School are:

  • Fits around your high school studies
  • Direct entry to a TAFE Queensland diploma
  • University pathways
  • Has flexible study options

Download the Guide from the TAFE website.

Degree qualifications through TAFE Queensland

TAFE Queensland deliver world-class degrees in a practical, job-focused training environment. Students get the best of both worlds — the theoretical side of a university degree, with the applied-learning style that see graduates highly sought after by employers. TAFE have partnered with some of Australia’s most respected universities to provide students with up-to-date skills for a changing workforce, along with the adaptable thinking needed to make your mark in any industry. Click here to see the range of Degree courses offered through TAFE Queensland.

Interested in a career in the dental industry?

TAFE Qld offers the following dental courses. For more information about these courses, ring 1300 308 233 or visit this website.

Certificate III in Dental Assisting – Dental Assistants assist the Dentist or Dental Hygienist in several ways including preparing the surgery for patient treatment, sterilizing instruments, chair side assistance, exposing and processing dental X-rays and reception duties when required. Course details are available here.

Diploma of Dental Technology – Dental Technologists work in laboratories. They make crowns, bridges and dentures after receiving an impression of the patient's teeth from a Dentist. The Dental Technology course is delivered at the South Bank campus over two years. Course details are available here.

Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics - Dental Prosthetists work as registered independent practitioners in the assessment, treatment, management and provision of removable dentures and flexible removable mouthguards used for sporting activities. The Dental Prosthetics degree is offered at the South Bank campus. It is a three-year course. Course details are available here.

New programs on offer at TAFE

TAFE Queensland are now offeting courses in the following areas:

All Diplomas are 12 months in length.

Apprenticeship and Training Information

My Skills website

On this Government website you can find information about nationally recognised training courses, registered training organisations, financial assistance and information on the following industries:

  • Agriculture and Food processing
  • Arts and CultureBusiness
  • Education and Training
  • Construction and Mining
  • Defence industry
  • Design
  • Government, Safety and Environment
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Transport
  • Utilities
  • Health and Community Services
  • Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Science and Technology
  • Retail, Hair and Beauty Services

Each sector has a ‘Skills in Demand’ section listing the skill shortages. Case studies and videos of people who have completed their training and gained entry to their preferred jobs are included.

Tertiary Information

Commonwealth Supported Places and HELP Loans

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is a place at a university or higher education provider where the government pays part of your fees. This part is a subsidy, not a loan, and you don’t have to pay it back.

This subsidy does not cover the entire cost of your study. Students must pay the balance of the tutiion fee, called the ‘student contribution amount’. For more information about Commonwealth Supported Places and your eligibility visit the Study Assist website.

Those students who have a CSP can get a HECS-HELP loan to pay for their studies. A HECS-HELP loan does not cover costs like accommodation, laptops or text books, only tuition fees. To find out more information about HECS-HELP loans visit the Study Assist website.

Key dates for 2019/2020

Year 12 students should put the following important dates in their diaries:

  • 1 August 2019 QTAC Applications open
  • 30 September 2019 Final date to apply for some courses
  • 15 November 2019 First Offer round for Year 12 students
  • 13 December 2019 Due date to apply and submit documents for January offer round
  • 14 December 2019 Qld Year 12 results released online
  • 23 December 2019 First offer round after Year 12 results are released
  • 7 January 2019 final date to change preferences for January round
  • 15 January 2020 Offer round for many Semester 1 courses
  • Further offers Late Jan/ Feb/ March 2020 Further offers made for Semester 1

Mr Mark Currie, Careers Counsellor/Adviser

Senior School

Middle School


Pastoral News

Career News


Music and Cultural

Music News

College Performances

The Performing Arts Department is recovering after a huge Week 5. Students performed at three events including the Little King’s concert, the Performing Arts Night and the College Open Day. I would like to congratulate the students and staff involved in these events and thank them for their dedication and hard work.

College Open Day

I would like to mention how encouraging it was to see the Performing Arts Centre overflowing with future Eddies’ men and their parents at the two performances held at last Sunday’s Open Day. The students performing in the College Jazz Band and Choir gave 200%, showcasing to the audience examples of what future Eddies’ students may experience.

Activities Assembly

The Lachlan Wesener Band performed Stevie Ray Vaughan’s ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’ at Wednesday’s Activities Assembly. Lachlan is a very versatile multi-instrumentalist who gave us a wonderful guitar performance, accompanied by Johnathan Donnelly, Mr Jesse Gold and myself. Well done Lachlan!

Instrumental Lessons - Exams

Due to class exams/assessment, some Term 2 instrumental lessons will be finishing up next week. Please discuss this with your tutor so you are aware of when your last lesson will take place. Information can be found outside Room K205 or online under the co-curricular banner on EDE.

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

Matilda The Musical

St Mary's & St Edmund's Colleges Combined Musical

Ticket Sales open Monday 3 June 2019 - Ipswich Civic Centre and Online


AIC Chess Results - 24 May 2019

Round 4 Vs Marist College

Overall Loss

Open: SEC 6 Marist 10 - Loss
Senior A: SEC 8 Marist 8 - Draw
Senior B: SEC 6 Marist 10 - Loss
Intermediate A: SEC 1 Marist 15 - Loss
Intermediate B: SEC 4 Marist 12 - Loss

Round 4 saw strong competition with St Edmund’s going down overall to Marist College. The team played several tough games with wins in the Opens by Joseph Savage (1), Nicholas Just (1) and Patrick Cavanagh (1). Mitchell Vesper (1), Ekachai Adams (2) and Jake O’Loughlin had wins for the Senior A with Daniel Fordham, Cale Taylor and Xander McNeill winning one game each. Aidan Doherty drew for the Intermediate A team and Toby Robinson and Callum Vesper had wins in Intermediate B.

We look forward to seeing all team members at training on Tuesday and Thursday.

Ms Debra Whyte and Mr Brent Habermann, Chess Coordinators

AIC Football (Soccer) Results - 25 May 2019

Round 4 Vs Marist College, Ashgrove

Firsts – Loss 1 – 4. In what is becoming a familiar story, our effort and application did not match the result. After coming in at half time 0-0, we spoke on maintaining our defensive solidarity and trying to press the ball higher up the field; however, we conceded two quick goals early in the second half which took the wind from our sails. We fought back briefly through high pressure which resulted in a smart Braith Rumble finish; but we were eventually outclassed.

Seconds – Loss 1 – 5. A slow start cost us dearly in a tightly fought contest. We were two goals down within the opening five minutes before finally ‘switching on’. We took control of the match for the remainder of the first half, creating numerous chances. Ethan Lopez scored a well-taken goal to see us right in the match at halftime. After the break we turned the ball over far too often in very dangerous areas and Marist punished us accordingly. Baron Kanku and Thomas Codd ran themselves into the ground and should be very proud of their efforts!

Thirds – Loss 0 – 9. A valiant effort despite playing with ten men. Ultimately we were up against a well-organised clinical team and all players who were present should be proud of their efforts. We are looking for an increase in commitment at training this week.

10A – Draw 2 – 2. A dominant display, but disappointing without three points to show for the effort. A disjointed start soon settled and SEC found their rhythm with many opportunities presented in the final third. A wonderful cross from the right channel found Connor Kennedy unmarked who finished with aplomb via a strong header. A lack of concentration one minute before half time allowed Marist to score from their only corner kick of the half. The second half saw SEC completely control the game, with numerous opportunities to score; however only one being converted by Nikalus Scaroni from a Matthew Brown cross. SEC’s concentration lapsed again in the final minute and Marist equalised with the final kick of the game. A big showing is expected at home this week to amend for this costly result.

10B – Loss 0 – 2. A very unlucky result despite a solid team performance. Everyone put in a huge effort with only eleven players. Marist’s two goals came early in the first half meant the players had to fight hard for the remainder of the game. We dominated the rest of the game and were unlucky not to pick up a draw or a win. Well done to all the players who were there.

10C - Loss 0 – 6. We took the field down a couple of players due to illness and injury, although despite this the players present displayed excellent commitment and teamwork. Sam Lovey joined the team this week and did a fabulous job in goals. Dan Tucker provided an early opportunity but was unlucky not to score. Blake Stokell in defence performed superbly. Harrison Walker in mid-field had good possession and made steady progress to provide many attacking opportunities. All members of the team should be proud of their efforts.

9A – Loss 2 – 3. A Marist penalty was all that separated the teams at the half time break after a tightly contested opening. In the second half, Marist came out gunning for another and secured two more goals with 15 mins remaining. A credit to the Eddies’ men who dug deep and continued to fight for the rest of the game, eventually bringing the score back to 3-2 with goals from Lukas Jackson and Zachary Ball. Time was against us towards the end of the game. The performances over the last couple of weeks have been very good; however missing the end result which the players are keen to rectify in the remaining few games.

9B – Loss 1 – 5. An all-round disappointing performance. A shaky start saw Marist score three in the span of fifteen minutes. This diminished our morale and we failed to put up a fight for the remainder of the match. Matt Janssen was a standout in making the scoresheet and Kade Johnson worked hard all game.

8A – Win 3 – 0. A very determined performance. Solid defence led by Declan Abel and Nicholas Luttrell laid the platform for victory. Tyson Golding, Jovany Jirima and Callum Paton were very productive in midfield. Jack Winks scored with a ‘deft chip’.

8B – Loss 1 – 2. An unusual game with the score not reflective of the quality play from the team. Great work rate from Marcus White and Reece Ostrofski at the back and Siluna Nanayakkara scored a well deserved goal.

8C – Draw 1 – 1. The team played well, winning the first half 1- 0 with a good shot coming off the boot of Kai Anderson-Emslie. The second half was very close with Marist taking a couple of shots at goal with Thomas Cowell producing several good saves. A fairly even game in a 1-all draw.

7A – Loss 0 – 2. We put in our best performance of the season to date, running an excellent Marist team very close. Quality performances from Marcus Graham and Harry Williams added to a solid, defensive whole team display.

7B – Draw 1 – 1. Another fantastic effort from the 7Bs whose attack and defence are improving every week. Congratulations to Lachlun Ash for a great goal and to our keeper Isaac Profke for his best goal-keeping yet.

7C – Draw 3 – 3. A very impressive performance from the players coming back from behind to take a 3-all draw. An exceptional performance from Peter Cleeland scoring two great goals. Ryan White was a key player in our defence while Kainan Landy controlled the midfield. Very proud of the resilience shown by the players by not dropping their heads and trying to the final whistle.

7D – Loss 1 – 3. Another solid performance against a really good Marist side. We were down in numbers; however the players adapted well and worked really hard. Great goal by Cooper Yeh and a good game by Jason Foley.

AIC Rugby Results - 25 May 2019

Round 4 Vs Marist College, Ashgrove

Firsts – Loss 0 – 84. The First XV who took on an excellent Marist side showed incredible spirit and determination as a team while being convincingly beaten. Teams with large injury tolls would have crumbled under the pressure of this big game however the players who showed up performed with great strength of character. It was encouraging to see the players continually supporting each other at every kickoff. The lessons in resilience shone brightly.

Seconds – No game.

10A – Loss 7 – 51. The Marist scrum was a massive weapon as it allowed the opposition to get the ball back after every knock-on. Spirited play in attack and defence was displayed by the SEC team; however, too many errors did not allow us to build pressure.

10B – Loss 5 – 50. Well done to the 10Bs for their effort against Marist. A pleasing team commitment to advancing and maintaining the ball using our systems and structure. Special mention to Nathaniel Rogers for his work around the ruck as well as Shaun Costello who consistently marked his man.

9A – Loss 19 – 24. A very competitive game that was played to the last minute. Our propensity to start a game slowly let us down after half time by allowing Marist to score their points. Daniel Mavunda was sensational at the breakdown taking four steals, while Logan Costello played with great intensity.

9B – Loss 0 – 51. The team approached the Marist game with a positive mindset. Missing a few key players did not affect the boys’ efforts and their readiness to try positions outside of their normal rotations. The defensive line coped well with a well trained Marist side. The players can be proud of their efforts despite the loss.

8A – Loss 10 – 17. An unlucky result in a game that could have moved either way. The team defended for 75% of the game which tired the forwards. Excellent games by all players, especially Connor Westcott and Liam Wilson.

8B – Loss 0 – 33. Overall, a really valiant effort by all players. Most impressive was the straight running by Jayme Polkinghorne and the defensive efforts of Aidan Thorley. If this level of effort is produced for tomorrow’s game, a win is definitely on the cards.

8C – Loss 0 – 76. Great game, gentlemen! A well drilled Marist side was the better team however the St Edmund’s players dug deep. Joseph Glen produced some solid defence.

7A – Loss 0 – 91. An improved structural effort this week saw us work harder in defence against arguably the best team in the competition. We did the College proud and never gave up.

7B – Loss 7 – 85. After a sub-par first half where Marist dominated the game, the players lifted in the second half to produce their best performance of the season. Great communication from Jed Wilson and Ethan Battensby produced our first try of the season.

AIC Football (Soccer) Fixtures - 1 June 2019

Round 5 Vs St Peter's Lutheran College




Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli




Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli




Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli




Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli




Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

10C Vs Padua 10C



Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli




Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli




Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli




St Peters Lutheran College, Harts Road Oval, Harts Road entrance, Indooroopilly




St Peters Lutheran College, Harts Road Oval, Harts Road entrance, Indooroopilly




St Peters Lutheran College, Harts Road Oval, Harts Road entrance, Indooroopilly




St Peters Lutheran College, Stolz Oval, Lambert Road entrance, Indooroopilly




St Peters Lutheran College, Stolz Oval, Lambert Road entrance, Indooroopilly




St Peters Lutheran College, Stolz Oval, Lambert Road entrance, Indooroopilly



Bus 1 – for Rugby8B; and Football – 7A, 7B, 8A and 8B leaves the College at 7:00am and returns to Tivoli Sporting Complex at approximately 12:30pm

Bus 2 – for Rugby7A and 8A; and Football 7C and 8C leaves the College at 8:00am and returns to Tivoli Sporting Complex at approximately 12:30pm

Please Note: Buses are returning to the Tivoli Sporting Complex to allow students to support our First Football and Rugby Teams

**A reminder to all parents that due to Health and Safety requirements, ALL AIC Sporting venues are dog free venues**

AIC Rugby Fixtures - 1 June 2019

Round 5 Vs St Peter's Lutheran College




Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli




Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli


12 Noon


Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli






Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli




Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli




St Peters Lutheran College, Mayer Field 1, enter off Indooroopilly Road, Indooroopilly




Jack Bowers West, ATC – Kate Street, Indooroopilly






St Peters Lutheran College, Mayer Field 1, enter off Indooroopilly Road, Indooroopilly



Bus 1 – for Rugby 8B; and Football – 7A, 7B, 8A and 8B leaves the College at 7:00am and returns to Tivoli Sporting Complex at approximately 12:30pm

Bus 2 – for Rugby7A and 8A; and Football 7C and 8C leaves the College at 8:00am and returns to Tivoli Sporting Complex at approximately 12:30pm

Please Note: Buses are returning to the Tivoli Sporting Complex to allow students to support our First Football and Rugby Teams

**A reminder to all parents that due to Health and Safety requirements, ALL AIC Sporting venues are dog free venues**


Tuckshop Roster - Week 7

Week commencing 3 June 2019

Mon 3 June: P Smith, L McPherson, M Rose
Tue 4 June: G Weier, L McLean, M Towne
Wed 5 June: S Walker, K Jackson, L Bennett, P Haddock
Thu 6 June: D Morris, K Elliott
Fri 7 June: J Powell, T William

School News

St Eddies Dance - Friday 31 May 2019

For invited schools only

Uniform Shop


Employment Opportunity

Relief Administrative Assistant - Closing 14 June

Applications are invited for the following School Officer position:


Remuneration: School Officer 3.1 - $27.6526 per hour

Characteristics of the successful applicant: Understanding of the needs of students; self-motivated and directed; good technological and communication skills.

A current Positive Notice Blue Card is essential for this position.

A role description, Application for Employment form and full application requirements are available on the College website: - Employment Opportunities

Applications should be addressed to The Principal, St Edmund’s College, PO Box 2343, North Ipswich Qld 4305 and forwarded electronically to: by 3.00pm, Friday 14 June 2019.

2020 Term Dates



Wednesday 29 January 2020 – Year 7 and Year 12

Thursday 30 January – All Year Levels

Concludes: Thursday 2 April or Friday 3 April 2020 (Indicative only)


Commences: Monday 20 April 2020
Concludes: Friday 19 June 2020


Commences: Monday 13 July 2020
Concludes: Thursday 17 September or Friday 18 September 2020 (Indicative only)


Commences: Tuesday 6 October 2020

Year 12 – Friday 20 November 2020

Years 7 to 11 – Friday 27 November 2020

Annual Mass for Deceased Old Boys - 23 July 2019

CWL House - 7.00pm

The Annual Mass for Deceased Christian Brothers, Teachers and Old Boys of St Edmund’s College will be held at CWL House, 35 Waghorn Street, Ipswich on Tuesday 23 July 2019 at 7.00 pm. All are invited. If you wish to remember a deceased Old Boy, please contact Andrew McGrath on 3389 6858.


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