Year 12 Induction
Dear Members of the St Edmund’s Community,
Today we inducted the class of 2020 as student leaders of St Edmund’s. In a world framed by coronavirus, bush fires and climate change we saw a positive light in these young men of our College taking on the mantle of leadership whilst preparing themselves for the future.
There is an implied challenge posed to our community and especially our students in our College Vision.
St Edmund’s College, an inclusive Catholic community, enriched by Ipswich culture and grounded in the Edmund Rice Tradition, educates and inspires young men
to live simply and to make a difference.
The challenge is to make a difference. Importantly making a difference as an Eddies man will sometimes be through great acts but mostly through one simple act at a time, through kindness, strength and gentleness.
“Show Some Ticka”: the theme for the class of 2020 was announced this morning. I cannot think of a better way for our young men to focus their leadership on meeting the challenge set in the College Vision. By placing their hearts front and centre in all they do, academically, spiritually and physically, I am sure they will make a difference.
I wish the young men of the class of 2020 all the best in what will for them, be an exciting and no doubt all too short year. I look forward to working with them as they “Show Some Ticka” in all they do over the course of 2020.
Year 7 Information Night
Seeing so many Eddies’ families attending Monday’s Year 7 Information Night speaks to the strength of our community. It was wonderful to meet parents and caregivers as an integral part of our team. I hope to see you at many more of these evenings over the course of your son’s time at St Edmund’s.
Inter-House Swimming Carnival
Congratulations to Morgan House on an exciting win in the Inter-House Swimming Carnival held on Wednesday. House spirit soaked the air and enthusiastic cheering drove each House to do their very best.
Inter-House events build the strength of our community and I invite parents and caregivers to be part of these as they occur throughout the year.
AIC Ecumenical Service
On Thursday St Patrick’s College Shorncliffe hosted the launch of the Associated Independent Colleges (AIC) year. Eight Year 12 students engaged with leaders from other AIC schools.
Well done to Max Banditt, Thomas Chandler, William Cruice, Liam Kember, Toby Patrick, Kerryn Ryan, Merrick Small and Patrick Towne for representing the College so well and contributing to the day in such a mature and thoughtful way.
Ray Celegato, Principal