Newsletter - 4 May 2018

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The Principal

Celebration of Feast Day of Blessed Edmund Rice

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends,

The opportunity to come together as a community is a powerful experience and especially so for our Eddies’ young men. It helps them to understand our community values and invites them to share in the expression of our community heart. Today we did just that when we filled the St Mary’s Church for our Feast Day Mass in honour of Blessed Edmund Rice.

Yesterday we spoke to the boys about the importance of Blessed Edmund Rice Feast Day and why a Eucharistic Celebration is an appropriate way to give thanks for his life. Like a family enjoying a meal around a table, we too came to the table of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, to share the bread of life. We mentioned to the students that in Mass we could each contribute, in a simple but meaningful way, to the community experience. We explained that throughout the Mass we are invited at various key times to respond in prayer by saying ‘Amen’. The word itself is an ancient Hebrew word that was spoken at the time of Jesus. When we say ‘Amen’ we are saying ‘I agree’ or ‘that is true for me’.

Today at Mass there was a clear and strong ‘Amen’ uttered by the Eddies’ young men at each of those special prayerful moments. I could not help but feel the palpable presence of God with us throughout our celebratory service as the boys respectfully and solemnly shared in the community experience. At one point during Mass, a representative student from each of the forty-eight Homerooms placed a pre-painted square canvas, that each Homeroom had painted earlier this week, on a backboard, to form part of a larger mosaic. The picture below tells the story of our community heart.

Blessed Edmund Rice was inspired by Jesus to educate the very poor and marginalised in Waterford, Ireland. What started in very humble beginnings in the early nineteenth century has since flourished into a movement that has reached out in mission to many parts of the globe. This year we celebrate 150 years since the arrival in Melbourne of Brother Patrick Ambrose Treacy along with his three Christian Brothers’ companions who, shortly after their arrival established the first Australian Christian Brothers’ school in Melbourne. Over the ensuing years, over 120 schools were established in every state and territory in Australia, which included our very own in Ipswich in 1892.

In 2007 Edmund Rice Education Australia was formed as the new governing body for all Christian Brothers’ schools in Australia. Today over 35,000 students in Australia are educated in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice in over fifty EREA schools that operate within this new structure. Edmund Rice’s legacy lives on in each of these school communities and is echoed in the following scripture passage, which Edmund himself often referred to when describing his work in education.

‘The Spirit of our God is upon me: because the Most High has anointed me to bring good News to those who are poor. God has sent me to proclaim liberty to those held captive, recovery of sight to those who are blind, and release to those in prison – to proclaim the year of our god’s favour.’ (Luke 4: 18-19)

Our Feast Day Mass was a wonderful celebration thanks to our Assistant Principal Mission and Community, Marysia Rice, whose overall coordination, creativity and passion to involve the staff and students in a meaningful way added to the rich community experience.

The day was also an occasion for the St Edmund’s College community to acknowledge 40 years of dedicated service to the College by three beloved staff members, Di Denman, Anne Mulkerin and Wayne Warren. Mr Peter Chapman, EREA Northern Regional Director, presented a plaque to each of them recognising their 40 years of service.

Live Jesus In Our Hearts, Forever

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal

The Deputy

Mission & Community

Mission and Community

Edmund Rice Feast Day Celebrations

May 5 Marks the Feast Day of Blessed Edmund Rice

An incredible sense of joy was present in our Edmund Rice Day celebrations today. The way our young men participated in the Mass, and the spirit of community that was enjoyed as we shared delicious doughnuts together, truly honoured the spirit of Blessed Edmund Rice and the Christian Brothers. The day was also an opportunity to reflect on what is at the core of our identity. As we celebrated the Mass, the community was challenged to think about what makes us an Edmund Rice school.

Brother Philip Pinto cfc, who was the Congregational Leader of the Christian Brothers until 2014, once spoke of what it is to be an Edmund Rice person. During previous feast day celebrations he reflected;

"You belong to an Edmund Rice school – but that does not necessarily mean that you are an Edmund Rice person! So what must you do to be an Edmund Rice person? I think the answer is with Edmund himself. He lived in such a way that his heart was broken open for people – we are told that he opened his whole heart to the poor – compassion was at the heart of what Edmund was about. And compassion means opening my heart so that someone else comes into the centre – and I am not in the centre of my life; someone else is at the centre of my life. When was the last time someone was at the centre of your life? When was the last time you moved away from the centre and let someone else in?"

It is a question that reminds us about the importance of being a ‘Sister or Brother to Another", and to consider how we might open our hearts to everyone in our community.

One final highlight of our feast day was the "Eddie’s Eddie" Artwork that was a feature of the Mass. The image involved fifty-four canvas squares, which were distributed around the school, allowing all the staff and students an opportunity to participate in the creation of the art. It is a wonderful representation of our Edmund Rice identity. More specifically it highlights how, by opening our hearts and bringing our talents together, we at St Edmund’s can create a vivid and unique story.

A Prayerful Reflection: The Mosaic that showed us the face of God.

A mosaic consists of thousands of little stones. Some are blue, some are green, some are yellow, some are gold. When we bring our faces close to the mosaic, we can admire the beauty of each stone. But when we step back from it, we can see that all the little stones reveal to us a beautiful picture.

That is what our life in community is about. Each of us is like a stone, but together we reveal the face of God to the world. Nobody can say, "I make God visible". But others who see us together can say, "They make God visible". Community is where humility and glory touch. (From ‘Bread for the Journey’ by Heni Nouwen)

Reminder: Mums ‘N’ Chums - 11 MAY

Friday 11 May, 2018 will signal our annual Mothers’ evening at the College. Mums ‘n’ Chums has a long history at the school and provides an opportunity for Mothers (or a significant female in the life of an Eddie’s Boy) to engage in some fun. It is a very enjoyable evening. Information flyers were distributed by the Deans which provide all the detail.

Live Jesus In Our Hearts, Forever

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Mission and Community

Defence News

St Edmund's College and St Mary's Primary Defence students create care packages for personnel serving overseas.

DEFENCE News

This week a group of St Edmund’s students from our Defence Transition Program visited Defence students from St Mary’s Primary School. The two groups came together to create care packages for Defence personnel serving overseas.


St Edmund’s College and St Mary’s Primary have a number of students with parents serving in the military and for some students, a parent who is currently serving overseas.

Deployment can be lonely, and serving personnel appreciate receiving letters and care packages. This reminds our Defence members who are serving overseas or away from their loved ones, that they are loved and appreciated.

Ms Jodie Dunning, Defence Transition Mentor

Teaching & Learning

Teaching and Learning

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews

Thank you to all parents who attended Parent Teacher interviews this week. This is a vital part of the relationship between school and home, where teachers are happy to discuss your son’s progress with you. I especially welcome our Year 7 parents and trust that you have had some good discussions with your son’s teachers. If you have any further concerns you can email his teachers.

Year 10 Business Improvement Australia (BIA) Interviews

This week the Year 10 students have been participating in individual interviews with a representative from Business Improvement Australia regarding the testing they conducted last term. Additionally, this follows on from the University visits and Try-a-Trade that occurred at the end of last term. This process will also assist the boys later this year when they choose subjects for Year 11, 2019.

Year 12 QCS Workshops

Our Year 12 students met with their external markers of the Short Response Item test paper, reviewed their results and learnt strategies for improvement. I thank the students for their participation in these workshops. They have spoken positively of what they learnt and how they can carry this into their preparation.

Student Tracking and Goal Setting Years 7 to 12 and Growth Mindset

This week each student met with their Brother to review their results from Term 1 in readiness for the Parent Teacher interviews and to set their Academic Goals for the remainder of the semester.

The Year 9 students considered their Year 7 NAPLAN results as they prepare for their Year 9 NAPLAN testing in two weeks’ time. Ms Stead met with Year 7 and Year 9 this week to discuss NAPLAN and the work their teachers have been doing with them.

Carol Dweck’s work on Growth Mindset offers positive insight for the boys when they are reviewing their results:

"There’s a mindset in which one’s traits are not simply a hand you’re dealt and have to live with, always trying to convince yourself and others that you have a royal flush when what you’re dealt is just the starting point for development. This growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts. Although people may differ in every which way – in their initial talents and aptitudes, interests, or temperaments – everyone can change and grow through application and experience."

Carol Dweck – "Mindset – The New Psychology of Success".

Best wishes.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning

Library Learning Hub

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Library Learning HUB

The Library Learning Hub is open for students wanting to do homework and assignments. Tutors are available each day also to assist students. Afternoon tea provided.

When: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Where: St Edmund’s College Library

Time: 3.00 to 5.00pm

Ms Louise McNamara, St Edmund’s College After Hours Learning Coordinator

Assistant Principal Students

Career News

CAREERS

Careers - Week 4

Year Ten Careers Interviews

This week saw the start of the feedback process to Year Ten students from Business Improvement Australia. All students will receive a 90 minute feedback session from which a report will be developed. When the College receives the reports, they will be emailed to student and parent email addresses. Please ensure your parent email is current.

The aim of this process is to prove students with clarification of their career goals prior to the Senior Subject Selection Expo and Student and Education Training Plan interviews. If students have clear and realistic career goals, it should be easier to select appropriate subjects and pathways without the need for changes through their senior years

Tertiary Updates

Year 12 post school folder

Year 12 students are strongly advised to start a folder of information they will need later in the year and early next year. Keep this folder in your room at home and add to it during the year. Items that could be placed in this folder include:

  • LUI and password for your Learning Account so you can access your Year 12 results early. You will also be required to know your LUI to complete your QTAC application.
  • Tax File Number (TFN), which you will need to apply for a HELP loan next year. You also need a TFN if you want to be paid for a full-time or part-time job.
  • The QTAC Guide, which you will receive in May/June.
  • Course, job and tertiary entry information you gather at career markets/expos, institution open days, TSXPO, etc.
  • The list of courses you are considering (if you haven’t a clue, make an appointment to see Mr Currie)
  • Handouts on tertiary entry you are given at expos and lunchtime talks.
  • Information about available scholarships and tips for submitting a great application.
  • Additional qualifications you might wish to submit as part of your QTAC application.
  • Any other information related to your plans for 2018.

Applications for the second semester of START QUT, which gives Year 12 students the opportunity to complete a QUT unit (subject), close soon. For information about units offered, contact hours, eligibility criteria and applying visit the START QUT website.

HEADSTART University of Southern Queensland

As a USQ Head Start student, you can study one university subject during a semester, allowing you to start your university studies early. More information is available at https://www.usq.edu.au/head-start.

Preparation workshops for SAT – USA university entry test

the Integrity website.

Study in the USA Colleges and Universities

Churchie is again hosting a free USA style “College Fair”. Eight US Colleges and Universities along with representatives from the US Consulate General in Sydney will conduct brief introductions of their institutions followed by an overview of the US application process. This will include ways to finance studies in the U.S. including information on scholarships.

At the conclusion of these presentations (5.30 - 6.00pm) a College Fair will be conducted in the Centenary Library under croft where interested parents and students can meet face to face with admissions representatives from the institutions and Education USA and ask specific questions. For more information contact Scot Gannon at Scot.Gannon@Churchie.com.au

Upcoming Events:

10/05/2018

Linden USA College Fair
Brisbane, QLD

Apprenticeship Information

Group Training Organisations (GTOs) in Queensland

GTOs employ apprentices and trainees and place them with a host employer until the apprenticeship or traineeship has been completed. Some GTOs provide apprenticeships and traineeships in specific industries, others provide them across many industries. For more information about GTOs, visit the Group Training Australia website. The following GTOs provide a service in Queensland.

  • The Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) is a 100% Indigenous managed, national company. It provides school-based and full-time apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities for Indigenous young people
  • AFL SportsReady is a national company. It works in partnership with organisations across several industry sectors including sport and recreation, business and administration, finance, banking, horticulture, information technology, retail and creative industries
  • All Trades Queensland supplies apprentices and traineeships for a range of industries, including construction, automotive, engineering and hospitality. Locations covered include Brisbane, Gold Coast, Toowoomba and Ipswich
  • Apprenticeship Careers Australia is a national organisation that offers apprenticeships and traineeships in multiple industries
  • Apprenticeships Queensland provides apprentices and trainees for businesses across South East Queensland in hospitality, automotive, construction, business and engineering
  • Apprenticeships R Us specialises in automotive apprenticeships across NSW, Victoria and Queensland. It also offers traineeships in business services, community services, warehousing, hospitality and retail
  • Australian Industry Group Training Centre (AiGTC) is a national organisation providing apprenticeships and traineeships primarily in the automotive, telecommunications, manufacturing, engineering, business, refrigeration and maintenance trades
  • Australian Training Company has offices in New South Wales, South-East Queensland and Canberra. It provides apprentices and trainees for a range of industries, including business services, information technology, hospitality, horticulture, traditional trades, sport, fitness and recreation
  • Electrogroup Apprenticeships Qld is a GTO that recruit, employ and train electrical apprentices for careers in the electrotechnology sector
  • Golden West Apprenticeships assists apprentices and trainees to enter jobs in a broad range of industries in Roma, Toowoomba, Dalby, Emerald, Goondiwindi and surrounding areas
  • HIA Apprentices provide apprentices for the construction industry
  • Maxima provides apprenticeship and traineeship services to multiple industries throughout Queensland
  • MEGT Australia Group Training offers apprenticeships and traineeships in a broad range of industries
  • MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees is a national organisation that services, construction, electrical, mechanical, automotive, manufacturing, engineering and mining industries
  • MRAEL provides apprenticeships and traineeships in a broad range of industries in Queensland
  • NECA Group Training specialises in apprenticeships for the electrotechnology industry (electrician and telecommunications technician)
  • Novaskill is a multi-industry group training organisation offering services from Sydney to Mackay
  • OZMAC Group Training specialises in a number of different trades within the automotive, construction, electrical, engineering, plumbing, warehousing, and business administration fields
  • Smart Employment Solutions Apprentice and Traineeships supports most occupations and trades in South East Queensland
  • TABMA employs apprentices and trainees in many industries and specialise in the timber, construction, forestry, furnishing and manufacturing industries across Australia
  • TORGAS provides apprentices and trainees to businesses throughout Queensland. It is a multi-industry service provider
  • WPC Group provides apprenticeships and traineeships in automotive, engineering, business and government, hospitality, horticulture, building trades and green trades

MEGT online Job Board

MEGT Australian Group Training supports employers, apprentices, trainees, job seekers and students looking to start their career. They provide employment and training options for school students and school leavers. They have an online Job Board listing school based apprentice and trainee opportunities.

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

The Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo is a leading career, training and education event. You will be able to connect with organisations for guidance, clarity and opportunities in relation to career opportunities. It is free admission and a great opportunity to discover the many pathway options open to you.

Upcoming Events:

11/05/2018

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo
Brisbane, QLD

Preparation workshops for SAT – USA university entry test

the Integrity website.

Study in the USA Colleges and Universities

Churchie is again hosting a free USA style “College Fair”. Eight US Colleges and Universities along with representatives from the US Consulate General in Sydney will conduct brief introductions of their institutions followed by an overview of the US application process. This will include ways to finance studies in the U.S. including information on scholarships.

At the conclusion of these presentations (5.30 - 6.00pm) a College Fair will be conducted in the Centenary Library under croft where interested parents and students can meet face to face with admissions representatives from the institutions and Education USA and ask specific questions. For more information contact Scot Gannon at Scot.Gannon@Churchie.com.au

Upcoming Events:

10/05/2018

Linden USA College Fair
Brisbane, QLD

Career Spotlight : Human Resources

Human Resource Professionals plan, develop, implement and evaluate staff recruitment, assist in resolving disputes by advising on workplace matters, and represent industrial, commercial, union, employer and other parties in negotiations on issues such as enterprise bargaining, rates of pay and conditions of employment. Related occupations include:

  • Human Resource Adviser
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Workplace Relations Adviser
  • Human Resource Consultant
  • Employment Consultant
  • Literary Agent


Main tasks performed

  • arranging for advertising of job vacancies, interviewing and testing of applicants, and selection of staff
  • maintaining personnel records and associated human resource information systems
  • providing advice and information to management on workplace relations policies and procedures, staff performance and disciplinary matters
  • arranging the induction of staff and providing information on conditions of service, salaries and promotional opportunities
  • receiving and recording job vacancy information from employers such as details about job description, wages and conditions of employment
  • providing information on current job vacancies in the organisation to employers and job seekers

Mr Mark Currie, Head of Department: Careers

General

Historical Tours of St Mary's Church this Sunday

St Mary's Parish Historical Society

Once again the Parish Historical Society will be conducting tours of St Mary’s Church as part of the National Trust Heritage Festival, this Sunday 6 May, beginning at Noon and finishing at 4.00pm. Admission: gold coin donation. Please come and have a look at our wonderful church and find out something of its history.

Music and Cultural

Debating 2018

Debating Finals

7C Loss Vs St Edmund’s 8. Bryson Stocker set the scene by rebutting a very impressive opening speech from the affirmative team, he then built a very compelling case with poise and style. Rhonin Wardle, not to be outdone by either opposition or his first speaker, entertained the audience with his unique style and convincing arguments. Jaydan Land summed up our case well however the affirmative side’s experience and eloquence proved a little too much in the end. Nonetheless the students performed admirably and closed off the season with a very spirited and entertaining performance.

7D Loss Vs St Edmund’s 8. The students performed well for the final AIC round. They have been focused on developing their debating skills this season and improving their performance with each new round. This last debate was pitched against the Year 8 St Edmund’s Debating team. Our team was eager to succeed despite being paired with an older, more experienced team. The topic of the debate was, ‘That random acts of kindness, make the world a better place’.Their well-paced speeches and thoughtful content saw a compelling argument delivered. Kyran McAlister opened for the team as first speaker, Jeremy Webb as second speaker, and Angus Brosnan delivered a convincing rebuttal and summary as our third speaker. Despite good performances by each, they were pipped at the post with some amazing style from the opposition’s first speaker. Although narrowly losing this round, the adjudicators made it clear that it was a particularly close debate and armed the team with some feedback and focus for next year. A massive congratulations to the members of the 7D team (Lochlan Davis, Angus Brosnan, Jeremy Webb and Kyran Saggus) for a successful first season of Debating.

8A Win Vs St Edmund’s 7. Kade Grieve, Stewart England and Sam Jesse were successful in fending off a spirited Year 7 debate on the topic ‘Random acts of kindness make the world a better place’.The students’ efforts have earned themselves a place in the quarter-finals and are to be congratulated particularly on their rebuttal skills.

8B Loss Vs Boonah State High School. The students finished their debating rounds with an excellent display of rebuttal and great argument. They were given the negative side to the debate ‘random acts of kindness make the world a better place’, competing against Boonah SHS last Monday night. Jack Winrow, Indigo Greenhill-Watts and Harry Heck showed in their presentations during this debating round, how much they had learned in such a short time. They debated their arguments strongly, and provided on-point rebuttal. The team went down by a very small margin.

8C Win Vs St Edmund’s 7. Thomas Doyle, Liam Gannaway, Rohan Weier and Kymani Onosi walked away with their first win this season presenting a competent argument against the opposition. Strong rebuttals formed the backbone of their case and experience came through to show a developing side with more potential to discover over the coming years.

9.1 Loss Vs St Mary’s College. Thursday afternoon saw the last of the preliminary rounds of debating for the Year 9 team. Creatively arguing the topic ‘That rules and regulations stifle creativity,’ the students narrowly lost to St Mary’s. First speaker, Isaac McKew, proved himself to be a dynamic and engaging speaker who reminded the audience of the ‘rebels’ who broke the rules to follow their dreams and change the world for the better. As second speaker, Kobie Low adopted his trademark conversationally persuasive style to point out the negative impacts of unhealthily restrictive societies. Johnathan Donnelly charmed the audience while offering a detailed and thought-provoking rebuttal. Our thanks to Jay Steele who multi-tasked as chairman and time-keeper. The students are to be congratulated for their hard work and commitment throughout the season, and the satisfaction they have enjoyed through developing their speaking and performing skills in the challenging but rewarding activity of debating.

Rostrum Voice of Youth Competition

Saturday 29 April saw four students compete at QUT in the Rostrum Voice of Youth competition. Juniors were to speak for 6 minutes and Seniors for 8 minutes. Jay Steele and Isaac McKew (9) Jack Winrow (8) and Bryson Stoker (7) participated, discussing topics like No laughing matter, A trip back in time or Proud to be different. The competition was fierce with the winners having memorised their speeches with no palm cards. Whilst our students were unsuccessful on the day, much was gained from this experience.

Ms Kylie McAndrew, Debating Coordinator

Sport

Sports News - Week 3

AIC SPORT - Football and Rugby

On Saturday many of our teams found it tough against strong opposition from Iona College. Our 7A side competed very well to be ahead 14-0 during the first half. Unfortunately, Iona came home strongly to win 26-14.

Our Year 10 teams also competed well off the back of the New Zealand Tour with the As going down 24-7 and the Bs 24-10 in tight contests.

Our 7Cs also had a great first hit out with the game locked at 5-5 until the final minutes. Iona scored in the final seconds; the 7Cs going down 12-5 although promising signs for this young team.

Sixteen Football teams took to the pitch on Saturday for AIC Round 1 against Iona College. It was excellent to hear of many of our teams getting into the battle against their opposition and fighting hard for victory. Our 7B side competed very well to come away with a 1-1 draw as did our Fifths. Our 7Cs came away with a 1-0 win with standout efforts coming from Ben Watson and Riley Selfe. Our 8Cs also had a great 3-2 win with good showings from Joel Eaton and Arnel Curtis. Our 7Ds were extremely unlucky to lose 4-3 with Iona scoring the final goal, winning the game on the final kick before the full-time whistle. A cracker of a goal from Ky McAllistair from outside the 18-yard box was one of the highlights in this game.

No doubt one of the great victories from Round 1 came from our Firsts side defeating last year’s AIC Premiers 4-1. A great start for our First XI.

There is no doubt that it was a tough day on Saturday for many of our Rugby and Football teams. The challenge is there now to put that behind us and focus on the opposition ahead on this Saturday - Padua College.

Congratulations to the following students who have made representative teams over the past few weeks:

  • William Cruice (Met West 15s AFL)
  • Daimon Bell (Met West 19s Hockey)
  • Matthew West (Met West 19s Hockey)
  • Zac Profke (Met West 19s Hockey)
  • Brendan Michel (Met West 19s Hockey)
  • Ethan Ketelhohn (Met West 12s Basketball)
  • Caleb McDonald (Met West 15s Touch)
  • Zane Kaartz (Met West 15s Touch)
  • Mitchell Wade (Met West 15s Touch)

Suspected Concussion Procedures for AIC Rugby

Please be aware of some new procedures around suspected concussions in Rugby:

(CLICK ON LINK)

http://www.rugbyaustralia.com.au/runningrugby/Poli...

It is very important that any student who receives a Blue Card from a referee for a suspected concussion obtains the paperwork required to take to the doctor. If the Medics do not have this paperwork, it can be obtained from Mr Noel Gardner at the Years 7 and 8 venue or Mr Chad de Waard at the Years 9 to 12 venue. It is also on the St Edmund’s College Rugby EDE page.

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

Volunteers - Tivoli Canteen - Saturday 5 May

We are seeking your help this Saturday

Volunteer Canteen Helpers Needed at Tivoli AIC Rugby/Football Fixtures Saturday 5 May 2018

Dear Parents / Caregivers,

If you could give one hour of your time at the St Edmund’s Food Canteen at Tivoli on Saturday, either before or after your son plays his match, it would be very much appreciated. We serve a range of hot foods to the public and are seeking helpers to assist in making burgers for our customers.

If you can assist, please email Anne Artesi on or simply turn up at the Canteen on Saturday.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,

Ms Anne Artesi - Tivoli Coordinator, aartesi@sec.qld.edu.au

2018 Cross Country Carnival

Sponsorship Money

AIC Rugby Round 1, 28 April 2018

Vs Iona College

1sts – Loss 14 - 84 A tough start to the season with a heavy loss. Defensive lapses and lack of possession worked against the team as Iona crossed the line repeatedly. We fought back to score during each half with strong forward running and control. We look forward to an improved defensive effort against Padua this weekend.

2nds – Loss 0 – 53 Although the score line does not indicate the effort, we defended very well at times. Cody Lister was strong in defence whilst Charlie Vince made strong runs.

10A – Loss 7 - 24 The team played tough rugby in an injury-ridden game. Our pod-play and defensive shape needs further honing at training. Strong runs by Captain, Max Banditt and effective defence by Liam Kember inspired the team with the spirit to keep playing until the final whistle.

10B – Loss 10 - 24 An even game until late in the second half with the team playing structured rugby. Ryan Halvorsen and Thomas Chandler led by example in both attack and defence. A higher attendance at both training sessions would help our chances for future games.

9A – Loss 7 – 50 A poor final fifteen minutes saw the score line expand. When in possession of the ball, we were formidable, however our possession needs to be maintained with greater intensity. Jed Lacey was strong in defence and at the breakdown; Brock McNamara scored a good try and Samuel Callaghan organised the team well.

9B – Loss 0 – 45 Caeden Hockings, Lachlan Keats and Tallas Squires tried hard throughout the match. Team defence must improve.

8A – Loss 0 – 26 A strong Iona unit made the team pay for our poor ball security. Excellent work by Nathaniel Grace and Harry Sammut.

8B – Loss 7 – 35 We contested well against an extremely well-drilled and disciplined Iona side at the start of the first half, although the final score is not reflective of that effort. Special mention of Ethan Sadler in defence, who tackled hard, and to Thomas Stansfield.

8C – Loss 0 – 40 The team played gallantly however they were out-gunned by a bigger and fitter opposition. The game was played in good spirit, with our best players Harry Edwards, Cohan Patrick and Linc Bentley. This team will get stronger as the season progresses.

7A – Loss 14 – 26 A great start to the game, racing to an early 14-nil lead. Iona exposed our lack of players out wide and scored a quick four tries. Tireless games from Tafito Falaniko Ah-Ki, Lochlan Davis and Ben Puller.

7B – Loss 0 – 36 A good defensive effort to kick off the season. The players showed some impressive tackling and skills at the ruck. Special mention to Thomas Wyton, Ryan Sephton and Lemalu Lytrelle who stepped up and played an impressive game.

7C – Loss 5 – 12 An enthusiastic start to the season with some excellent defensive efforts. A late Iona try broke the 5-all deadlock. Great games from Owen Fourmile, Lytrelle Lemalu and Ryan Sephton.

AIC Football Round 1, 28 April 2018

Vs Iona College

1sts – Win 4 – 1 A clinical and well-disciplined team performance saw us take all three points against 2017 Champions, Iona. An electric start to the game provided both teams with chances to open the scoring, however the finishing did not quite match the work rate expended. Yet, a minute before the interval, Pedro Gonzaga made the most of a well delivered free kick to score an outlandish overhead bicycle kick, sending the Eddies’ faithful into raptures. Almost immediately off the resumption of play, Iona had two massive chances to square the ledger, however a combination of great scramble defence and luck prevented a goal eventuating. With Iona surging forward, a wonderful early release by Thomas Brennan sent through Ronald Kamba Batal, who duly slotted his chance. Within minutes, Iona was awarded a penalty although missed the target, however they did manage a goal thereafter, creating an air of optimism for the home team. This was almost immediately extinguished, as Ronald slotted a third, by coolly rounding the keeper and rolling the ball home. Five minutes later, it was four, with Pedro grabbing his second from distance to finish off the game. Although a great result and start to 2018, the team was made aware that much more hard work and refinement is required to maintain positive results into the future.

2nds – Loss 0 – 3 A tough game where the result did not reveal the true nature of the game. Late goals extended the gap, following good periods of position play. Patrick Morton, Jeremy Lennon and Jiiah Paton performed well.

3rds – Loss 0 – 3 A slow start saw the team concede early goals. Lachlan Swincer took a sharp chance. Nathan Meier had a strong game. Crisper passing, and more intensity would ensure our team’s improvement.

4ths – Loss 0 - 2 A decent start to the season. With one team training session before the opening game it was good to see well contructed passages of play. Great saves by Harrison Brown in goal kept our chances alive.

5ths – Draw 1-1 After a hard-fought first half, with Iona and St Edmund’s coming close to opening their respective accounts, our team came out strongly in second half play, bombarding Iona’s back four relentlessly with long balls. The pressure paid off soon thereafter with Alex Bragg netting from close range to give Eddies the advantage. Iona managed to claw their way back into the match midway through the second half to even the scoreline 1-1. Overall, we performed well across the game and deserved to take all three points, away from home.

10A – Loss 2 – 5 A well-constructed goal by Samuel Janison opened the scoring however a disappointing period either side of half time diminished our chances. Thomas Codd was good in goal and Samuel scored from a corner midway through the second half to keep the team competitive.

10B – Loss 0 – 3 A tough game to start the season however the team played actively to enable a competitive and fair contest. Great goal-keeping decisions from Joshua Barkle retained the team momentum and hard-fought tackles ensured our drive and attack. A solid performance.

9A – Loss 0 – 2 We failed to capitalise on our chances and allowed a strong Iona side to punish our defensive errors. Excellent defence from Ekachai Adams and Rody Cruice hit the bar with a fine strike.

9B – Loss 0 – 5 A hard, tough match, where the team was unable to find the back of the net. A slow first half deflated the players, however intensity increased and provided a good team spirit. Solid games from Oliver Flegler-Williams, Adam Wallace, Connor Sheldrake and Jass Wood in goals.

8A – Loss 1 – 3 A tough season start where we dominated for long periods, however we could not advance our chances. Hayden Ratajczyk finished a well worked early goal. Lukas Jackson and Ben Ivanonic had strong midfield games.

8B – Loss 0 – 2 A great team effort against Iona. Our defence refused to surrender. Dylan King and Kade Johnson worked hard.

8C – Win 3 – 2 A tight first half where the team held the upper hand. A strong opening in the second half saw Joel Eaton score the first goal off the back of some great teamwork. Iona levelled and scored a second quick goal however the team maintained the challenge, resulting in an exciting first win. The highlights of the match were three incredible saves from goalie, Aidan Williams

7A – Loss 2 – 5 A strong start from the Eddies’ team, with goals from Xavier Wighton and Rhonin Wardle, tallied the half-time score at 2-1. A tough second half brought the final score to 5-2.

7B – Draw 3-3 An excellent team effort took the score to a draw with two brilliant goals by Callum Paton.

7C – Win 1 – 0 An outstanding effort mirrored a well-deserved team victory to kick off the season. Siluna Nanayakkara showed key composure from 12 yards to steal the win. Standout efforts from Siluna, Riley Selfe and Benjamin Watson.

7D – Loss 3 – 4 A strong team performance did not secure a win. An injury which resulted in ten men led to Iona scoring with the last kick of the game. A great defensive performance from Angus Brosnan and an overall good game from Bryce Weldon.

AIC RUGBY FIXTURES - 5 May 2018

Round 2 Vs Padua College

St Edmund’s College

AIC RUGBY FIXTURES

vs Padua College Date 5 May 2018

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

1sts

2:15pm

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

2nds

1:00pm

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

10A

12 noon

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

10B

11:00am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

9A

11:00am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 4, Church Street, Tivoli

9B

10:00am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 4, Church Street, Tivoli

8A

12 noon

Away

Padua College, Rugby 1, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliot Road, Banyo

8B

11:00am

Away

Padua College, Rugby 2, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliot Road, Banyo

8C

10:00am

Away

Padua College, Rugby 2, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliot Road, Banyo

7A

11:00am

Away

Padua College, Rugby 1, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliot Road, Banyo

7B

10:00am

Away

Padua College, Rugby 1, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliot Road, Banyo

7C

9:00am

Away

Padua College, Rugby 1, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliot Road, Banyo

Bus Information:

Bus 1 – for Rugby – 7B, 7C and 8C and Football - 7A, 7C, 7D and 8A

leaves the College at 7.00am and returns to SEC via Tivoli Sporting Complex at approximately 2.30pm.

Bus 2 – for Rugby – 7A, 8A and 8B and Football – 7B, 8B and 8C

leaves the College at 9.00am and returns to SEC via Tivoli Sporting Complex at approximately 2.30pm.

AIC FOOTBALL (Soccer) FIXTURES - 5 May 2018

Round 2 Vs Padua College

St Edmund’s College

AIC FOOTBALL FIXTURES

vs Padua College Date 5 May 2018

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

1sts

12:30pm

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

2nds

11:00am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

3rds

12:45pm

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

4ths

11:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

5ths

10:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

10A

9:45am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

10B

9:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

9A

8:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

9B

8:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

8A

9.30am

Away

Padua College, Football 1, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliot Road, Banyo

8B

11.30am

Away

Padua College, Football 1, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliot Road, Banyo

8C

12.30am

Away

Padua College, Football 1, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliot Road, Banyo

7A

8.30am

Away

Padua College, Football 1, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliot Road, Banyo

7B

10.30am

Away

Padua College, Football 1, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliot Road, Banyo

7C

8.30am

Away

Padua College, Football 3, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliot Road, Banyo

7D

9.30am

Away

Padua College, Football 3, Padua Playing Fields, 222 Elliot Road, Banyo

Bus Information:

Bus 1 – for Rugby – 7B, 7C and 8C and Football - 7A, 7C, 7D and 8A

leaves the College at 7.00am and returns to SEC via Tivoli Sporting Complex at approximately 2.30pm.

Bus 2 – for Rugby – 7A, 8A and 8B and Football – 7B, 8B and 8C

leaves the College at 9.00am and returns to SEC via Tivoli Sporting Complex at approximately 2.30pm.

Tuckshop

TUCKSHOP ROSTER

Week 4 - Term 2

Mon 7 May: Public Holiday

Tue 8 May: G Weier, L McLean, M Towne.

Wed 9 May: S Walker, K Kovacs, K Jackson.

Thu 10 May: D Morris, V Valiente.

Fri 11 May: J Lacey, B Keats.

School News

SENIOR FORMAL

Thursday 17 May 2018

2018 SENIOR FORMAL

Thursday 17 May at the Ipswich Civic Centre

We are looking forward to celebrating the Year 12 Formal on next Thursday 17 May 2018 at the Ipswich Civic Centre, 7.00 for 7.30pm, and concluding at 11.00pm. Cost: $110 per person.

Families are welcome to attend the Pre-Formal event from 6.00 to 7.00pm. This will be held in the Undercroft area at St Edmund’s College. Photographers will be available for family photos.

Parents and Friends Meeting

Thursday 10 May 2018

St Edmund’s College Parents and Friends Meeting

Thursday 10 May 2018 - 5.30pm

Pender House, St Edmund’s College

Uniform Shop

Notices

Skool2Skoolies 2018 Sponsorship

The St Edmund’s College “Skool2Skoolies” initiative was created by St Edmund’s students in 2003 to highlight the positive contributions that young people can make to their community and give back to the community that has done so much for them over the past five years of their lives.

Skool2Skoolies 2018

The St Edmund’s College Skool2Skoolies initiative was created by St Edmund’s students in 2003 to highlight the positive contributions that young people can make to their community and to give back to the community that has done so much for them over the past five years of their lives.

Each year, Year 12 students from the College are given the opportunity to live out the College ethos and continue their ‘gentlemanly’ behaviour by committing themselves to raise funds for three charities which encapsulate the spirit of social justice within the Ipswich community, Australia and worldwide - The Ipswich Hospice, St Vincent de Paul and the Christian Brothers’ Immersion Programs.

Last year, through the dedication of students and charitable donations from local Ipswich entities, we were able to raise in excess of $20,000: a donation of $7500 to each of the previously mentioned groups. These donations assisted in creating a tangible change in the work carried out by these life-altering support networks. Approximately thirty students embarking on the 2018 Skool2Skoolies ride are continuing the legacy through raising funds for this worthwhile cause.

Our sincere thanks to the following generous sponsors of the 2018 Skool2Skoolies.

CHAMPION Sponsors
  • Apprenticeships Queensland
  • Fallu McMillan Lawyers
  • Gibson Architects
  • Limestone Dental Group
  • Mallets Carpet Choice
  • St Edmund's College Old Boys' Association
  • Strybos and Sons Electrical
  • Potter Landscapes

Breakaway Sponsors

  • Hutchinson Builders
  • Kelleher Builders
  • McNamara and Associates
  • PM Landsapes
  • TAE Aerospace
  • Trek Ipswich

Peloton Sponsors

  • Brothers Ipswich Leagues Club
  • G.J. Walsh
  • Grandview
  • Hello World Travel
  • Ipswich Dental
  • NBA Electrical Engineering
  • Off Peak Water
  • Options Cabinets
  • PhysioActive
  • Sammut Bulow
  • Surreal Signs
  • Tridan Electrical

Saddle Sponsor - $2500

    This is a unique opportunity for interested businesses to become the sole sponsor of the cycling knicks (shorts) for the ride. Your business logo would feature prominently on the outside of the leg on all riders.

Any support that can be offered for this meaningful cause would be greatly appreciated.

If you would like further information regarding the St Edmund’s College 2018 Skool2Skoolies fundraising project, please contact Mr Michael Podolak at St Edmund’s College, E: mpodolak@sec.qld.edu.au


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