Newsletter - 7 June 2019

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

Creating a Culture of Curiosity

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends

Learners today need to be equipped to enter a world of ‘digital transformation’. To do this schools need to be providing learning spaces that are agile, learning experiences that are collaborative and a learning culture that evokes curiosity. These were my take-homes from the Sydney 2019 EduTech Conference where I have been for the past two days.

I was joined by our Business Manager, Tony Skippington, Information Services and Learning Resources Head of Department Karen Callaghan and Digital Literacy Head of Department Debra Whyte. The Edutech Conference attracts an international audience of educators across multiple fields, sectors and jurisdictions. It is a one-stop event for learners, teachers and organisations to find out what is new and around the corner in educational technology.

Our purpose for attending the EduTech Conference was twofold. Firstly, we wanted to become well informed of the latest educational research and thinking on how to engage learners to be active and creative participants in their future world. Secondly, it was an opportunity to gain insights about the types of learning spaces and resources required for our Open Learning Centre building project to enable it to be a dynamic place that meets the future needs of our College. On both counts we have brought back riches.

A highlight was hearing the heroic story of Australian of the Year, Dr Richard Harris. At one point he described the international rescue mission to save twelve boys from a flooded cave in Thailand as a zero percent chance of being successful, such were the perils and risks they faced. Even after the last boy was carried out safely, he was unaware until he emerged that the boys were all saved. He received a standing ovation and I am sure I was not the only one holding back the tears. He said that it took a group of geeks like himself who, because of their mutual love of caving, had come together to carry out what was thought to be an impossible feat. His message to educators was to never tire in nourishing learners’ interests in things they love doing. This, he said, is what ultimately saved the boys lives.

Open Learning Centre Building Project Update

Our application for government funding to build an Open Learning Centre takes its next important step next Thursday June 13. This is when we will give a presentation to an external panel who will judge the merits of our application against eight criteria. Our hope is that our project is judged favourably against the criteria and viewed as a priority above other projects. Only in this way will we receive government assistance for the project. Tony Skippington and myself will be giving the presentation. I shall keep you updated.

Rookies and Enrolment Interviews

Please be advised that Enrolment Interviews for Year 7 2021 will re-commence on Friday June 28. I urge parents to lodge their applications before then to secure an interview, as places are quickly filling.

We are delighted to welcome our Rookies to the College again today for their fourth Rookies’ Day. It is great to see many of our Rookies take up the invitation to trial for a Rugby League team we are entering in the AIC competition next term. Rookies are also putting their hand up to be involved in a Band and Choir program in Term 3 as well as our Swimming Program. Well done lads.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK - The Learning Hub Exam Preparation


Live Jesus in Our Hearts - Forever

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal

The Deputy

Identity

Identity News

Being a Sister and Brother to Another in Stressful Times

As we come towards the assessment period, and people become tired, weary and overwhelmed, it is an apt time to take a moment to stop, reset and consider the perspective of others. It is a time in the term when tempers can fray easily and understanding can run thin. This is when compassion for others in our family and our community is most needed and often hardest to find.

Compassion is not always easy. At times we may have difficulty exercising the compassion muscle, and that is totally normal; however there are ways we can stretch ourselves. As part of a conference earlier in the year, I was informed that everyone should take five minutes a day to meditate, unless you are exceptionally busy; then you should meditate for an hour a day. We put this concept to students at a retreat day when they had the opportunity to spend some time in quite reflection. They were challenged to consider how caring for their own sense of peace may support others, before they wrote a prayer anonymously. During this time one student wrote:

“Lord, let me be the voice of reason to those around me, calling on them to show their compassion, too. Let me be the light that they see so that You come through. When we see someone in need, help me to hold that person in my heart.”

I encourage all members of our community to take some inspiration from the insight of this student and find ways to greet all we meet with compassion over the next few weeks.

In my household we have a tactic we use with our nine year old boy: when he gets wound up or makes a poor choice we ask him to “stop and reset”. This simply means he stops and counts to 10 or 20, then restarts. This is a simple technique that works well for our young man, that we may also employ to help us to find the necessary compassion.

Prayer For Preparation To Study

Lord, I know you are with me and love me.
Give me peace of mind as I prepare for this time of study.
Help me to focus on my books and notes,
keep me from all distractions so that I will make the best use of this time that is available to me.
Give me insight that I might understand what I am studying, and help me to draw to mind knowledge when the time comes.
Above all, I thank you for the ability to be able to study
and for the many gifts and talents you have given me.
Help me always to use them in such a way
that they honour you and do justice to myself. Amen

[Prayer by the Salesians of Don Bosco Ireland]

Upcoming Events

WEEK 8

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

WEEK 9

Wednesday 19 June: Year 11 Leadership Retreat Day 1
Year 11 students will meet at school and travel together to Colleges Crossing for the first of their three leadership days. Students must 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 from 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

Learning & Teaching

Learning and Teaching

Exams

Year 12

Exam block commenced for Year 12 this week. Students are reminded that they should arrive approximately twenty minutes early for an exam with all the appropriate equipment. Students attending the College for an exam only must go home immediately at the conclusion of the exam. A supervised study room will be available for students who wish to attend the College in regular school hours. The Learning Hub will also be open until 5.00pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week.

Middle School - Years 7, 8 , 9 and 10

Middle School exam timetables have been emailed to parents and are also available on EDE – Student Services – Exam Timetables. Please contact the Student Office before 8.15am, on the 24-Hour Student Absentee Line: 3810 4401, if your son is absent due to illness.

Year 10 SET Plans

Year 10 Senior Education and Training Plans are almost complete and I thank all parents and students for your active participation in this very important process. Next semester the students will enter their Transition Subjects in preparation for Year 11.

Year 11

All parents should have received a letter via email last week about the tracking of Year 11 students and their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Results are being tracked for each student in each pathway and Mr Litchfield, Director of Senior School, will be consulting with students about their progress. At the end of Term 3 each student will have a one-to-one interview with a Middle Leader about their progress in their senior studies. The relationship between school, student and parent is important for positive outcomes for the boys. Please contact the Heads of Department Reception on 3810 4445 if you did not receive the letter.

End of Term

Parents are reminded not to take students out for holidays during the exam period. Week 9 is regular school week and will provide opportunity for some teachers to return assessment for feedback. Other classes will commence Term 3 work.

Best wishes

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Learning and Teaching

Library News

Marvellous Marvel Kahoot

The Library was abuzz with activity this week with the Marvellous Marvel Kahoot. Students competed individually and in teams to claim the title of Marvel Master.



Kids Events at Riverbend Books - 193 Oxford Street, Bulimba

SATURDAY 15 JUNE, 4.00PM
Levi Pinfold, winner of the prestigious Kate Greenaway Award and the illustrator of the 20th Anniversary Hogwarts House editions, is visiting Riverbend to give a behind-the-scenes peek at his illustration process!

People love a good dress up, and Riverbend’s previous Harry Potter dress up competitions always have some VERY fierce contenders, so be sure to pop on your best costume and join in the fun. You’ll also be able to test your wizarding knowledge in their quick fire mini quiz! Book in quickly, these events sell out super fast! To book go to: https://riverbendbooks.com.au/...

TUESDAY 25 JUNE, 5.00PM
The next instalment in New York Times bestselling author Julie Kagawa’s Shadow of the Fox series will be released in June 2019. Sword of the Soul is going to be another nail-biting and action-packed page-turner!

Julie Kagawa will be visiting Riverbend for a very special panel discussion with Paula Weston and Kim Wilkins.
To book go to: https://riverbendbooks.com.au/...

SUNDAY 28 JULY, 2.00PM
Andy and Terry’s treehouse now has 13 new storeys, including a tiny-horse level, a pyjama-party room, an Underpants Museum, a photo-bombing booth, a waiting room, a Door of Doom, a circus, a giant-robot-fighting arena, a traffic school, a water-ski park filled with flesh-eating piranhas and a treehouse visitor centre with a 24-hour information desk, a penguin-powered flying treehouse tour bus and a gift shop!

Join Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton at 2.00pm on Sunday 28 July at Moreton Bay College for more madcap Treehouse adventures!!
To book go to: https://riverbendbooks.com.au/...

Ms Karen Callaghan, HOD Information Services and Learning Resources

Career News - Week 7

ADF Information Sessions - 2019 Good Careers Guide - Spotlight on Air Transport Professionals

DEFENCE NEWS

Australian Defence Force information sessions

The Australian Defence Force conducts many career information sessions throughout Australia. If you are interested in the Australian Defence Force it is a good idea to attend one of the information sessions and consider a work experience placement. This will enable you to have a better idea about the life and jobs available to you in the Defence Force. For details about these events and for information on Army Reserve Information Sessions, visit the Defence Jobs Australia Facebook site.

Defence 2020 Gap Year closing soon

A gap year with the Airforce, Army or Navy is a great way to trial a career in the Defence Forces – and you get paid to do it! Most positions have already been filled. Visit the website for information about:

  • Defence Force roles that still have vacancies
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Is the ADF Gap Year for me?
  • How much you will earn?
  • Benefits of an ADF Gap year

How do I apply for the Defence Force?

Visit the Defence Recruitment website to find out if you are eligible to join and to access the six steps in the recruitment process. Each step has a video that explains what happens during the step. The six steps are:

  1. Apply online, visit a recruitment centre or call 13 19 01
  2. YOU (Your Opportunities Unlimited) Session
  3. Attend Assessment Session
  4. Attend Officer Selection
  5. Take a Fitness Test
  6. Attend Enlistment and Appointment day.

Want to become an officer in the Australian Defence Force (ADF)?

There are many different pathways to becoming an officer in the ADF. Explore the following options:

Careers Exploration for Tertiary Study

2019 Good Careers Guide now available

The Good Careers Guide (GCG) is a helpful resource for students starting their career exploration. It provides information on over 400 jobs and related entry pathways. It also includes tips on career exploration, financial assistance and job seeking skills. In the 2019 edition you will be able to locate:

For more information and relevant career and pathway articles visit The Good Universities Guide website

QUT Match My Skills new look career exploration tool

Get some inspiration on what to study with QUT’s Match My Skills quiz. All you need to do is answer the questions and a personalized list of interest areas will be generated for you which include strategist, manager, communicator, defender, creator and designer

The results show courses that QUT offer that fit within your categories. It will help get your career interest investigation started but remember it will not tell you exactly which career path to choose.

Occupation Spotlight

A Career you may not know about? - Air Transport Professionals

Air Transport Professionals fly and navigate aircraft, control and direct air traffic to ensure the safe and efficient operation of aircraft in flight and on the ground, and instruct students in flying aircraft. Job titles include: Aeroplane Pilot, Air Traffic Controller, Flying Instructor, Helicopter Pilot and Other Air Transport Professionals. Job Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and submitting flight plans giving consideration to factors such as weather conditions and aircraft performance
  • Flying aircraft in accordance with established air traffic control and aircraft operating procedures
  • Providing flight information for flight crews and air traffic services staff
  • Controlling aircraft movements and directing aircraft taxiing, take-offs and landings by radio
  • Providing pre-flight briefings and aeronautical information services
  • Completing cockpit preparations and external inspections to determine that aircraft are acceptable for flight
  • Monitoring aircraft performance and reporting on mechanical condition
  • Giving in-flight instruction, supervising solo flights, accompanying students on training flights and demonstrating techniques for controlling aircraft.

For more information or to see what training and education is required for these roles visit the Job Outlook website.

New Career Pathways

What is cyber security

Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyberattacks. In a computing context, security comprises cybersecurity and physical security -- both are used by enterprises to protect against unauthorized access to data centres and other computerized systems. Information security, which is designed to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data, is a subset of cybersecurity.

General tasks could include but is not restricted to:

  • designing and maintaining database architecture, data structures, tables, dictionaries and naming conventions to ensure the accuracy and completeness of all data master files
  • performing the operational establishment and preventive maintenance of backups, recovery procedures, and enforcing security and integrity controls
  • implementing and administering database documentation, guidelines, policies and procedures
  • testing database systems and upgrades, such as debugging, tracking, reproduction, logging and resolving all identified problems, according to approved quality testing scripts, procedures and processes
  • accepting responsibility for the processes, procedures and operational management associated with system security and disaster recovery planning
  • liaising with security vendors, suppliers, service providers and external resources
  • analysing, recommending, installing and maintaining software security applications
  • and monitoring contractual obligations, performance delivery and service level agreements

Visit the Myfuture website for more information on other work place tasks, pathways and prospects.

TERTIARY NEWS

University of Queensland (UQ) Law LEAD Scholarship for disadvantaged students

Scholarships

Students from disadvantaged backgrounds or who have experienced disrupted schooling can apply for the UQ TC Beirne School of Law Leadership, Excellence and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship. The scholarship is valued at $8,000 per year for up to five years. In addition, recipients will be eligible for a support network through non-residential membership of a UQ College, a dedicated academic mentor, and priority access to internships and career planning assistance. They can also apply for the UQ Undergraduate Law Admission Scheme.

Open Days

Australian Catholic University - Saturday 27 July

Queensland University of Technology (Gardens Point) - Sunday 28 July

University of Queensland (St Lucia) - Sunday 4 August

Griffith University (Nathan/Gold Coast/Southbank) - Sunday 11 August

University of Queensland (Gatton) - Sunday 18 August

University of Southern Queensland (Ipswich) - Saturday 24 August

University of Southern Queensland (Springfield) - Tuesday 27 August

Mr Mark Currie, Careers Guidance Officer/Adviser

Senior School

Middle School

Assistant Principal Students

Career News

General

Music and Cultural

Music News

Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod

It has been quiet on the Performing Arts Department front this week as we enter into exam period. I would like to thank the students and staff involved in the performances this term and look forward to a busy Term 3.

College Assembly - Reconciliation

Renton Collett and Jack Field performed ‘Apologize’ by One Republic as part of our Reconciliation Ceremony for Sorry Week at last Friday’s College Assembly. They were accompanied by Mrs Frances O’Sullivan and myself. Renton gave a very heart-felt performance of a song that suited the occasion perfectly. Well done Renton and Jack.

Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod

On 23 May, the Guitar Ensemble performed at the Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod. This group is under the direction of Ms Louise Wasalski who has been guitar/bass tutor at the College for many years. The students performed well on the days achieving Second Place in their section. A great achievement for these students and a big ‘thank you’ to Ms Wasalski for all the time and effort she put into preparing this ensemble.

Instrumental Lessons

Due to class exams/assessment, some Term 2 Instrumental lessons will be finishing up this week. Please ask your tutor if you will be required for a lesson next week.

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

Sport

AIC SPORT - Week 7

Rugby and Football

Last Saturday we played St Peter’s Lutheran College and had some positive results. Our Firsts Rugby played out a thrilling 28-27 win, our 10s had a 7-0 win and our 9Bs had a good 17-10 win. The 9As were involved in a tight 19-all draw and our 8As continued their good form with a big win.

On the Football side of things our Seconds, Thirds, 9A and 7A all enjoyed success. Our Firsts side continues to work hard each week without reaping the rewards on the scoreboard.

With two rounds of Rugby and Football remaining it is vital that we continue to work hard at training to finish the season well. This week our Years 9 to 12 students are at home at Tivoli: their last home game of the season. Our Years 7 and 8 students travel to Iona College. Best of luck to all.

District Track and Field

Congratulations to the following students who have made the Western District Track and Field Squad. These athletes will compete for a spot in the Metropolitan West side on June 17 and 18 at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre (QSAC), Mt Gravatt.

Joshua Affleck, Logan Atkins, Lucas Baker, Brodie Bettiens, Kai Brown, Conrad Browne, Ryan Casha, Nathan Cox, Alex Davies, Jayden James, Connor Kennedy, Nicholas MacDonald, Daniel Mavunda, Isaac McCarthy, Brock McNamara, Koen Miller, Hayden Molkentien, Ojino Mundugu, Ben Naish, Aiden Perry, Hudson Powell, Joel Powell, Kerryn Ryan, Connor Shaw, Riley Stoddart, Corey Taylor, Benjamin Thomas, Jude Thomas, Ryan Wolff, Joe Xavier.

Max Luxton, Director of Sport

2019 Cross Country Fun Run Prize Winners

Major Prize Winners for highest sponsorship raised

Thank you to the students who gained sponsorship for the recent Inter-House Cross Country Fun Run. The major prize draw was held Wednesday 5 June.

Congratulations to the following students who won the major awards.

Adair McNamara - XBOX
Jeremy Wain - JB HI FI $100 Voucher
Shanden Stokes - Rebel Sport $100 Voucher

Ambrose 3 Homeroom achieved the highest sponsorship total.

AIC Chess Results - 31 May 2019

Round 5 Vs St Peter's Lutheran College

AIC CHESS Vs St Peter’s Lutheran College – Overall Loss

Open SEC 4 SPLC 12 - Loss

Senior A SEC 9 SPLC 7 - Win

Senior B SEC 8 SPLC 8 - Draw

Intermediate A SEC 3 SPLC - 13 Loss

Intermediate B SEC 0 SPLC 16 - Loss

Round 5 saw interesting Chess in which St Edmund’s displayed good sportsmanship. Overall we went down to St Peter’s with the Senior A winning and Senior B gaining a draw. The team played some tough games with wins in the Opens by Lachlan Wesener (1) and in the Senior A by Mitchell Vesper (1win, 1 draw), Ekachai Adams (1), Daniel Fordham (2) and Jake O’Loughlin. In the Senior B the following wins were achieved: Declan Jolly (one with a loss in the second due to a technicality), Cale Taylor (2) and Ben Niash; and Aidan Doherty had a win for the Intermediate A. All boys played well and represented the College at a high standard.

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

Ms Debra Whyte and Mr Brent Habermann, AIC Chess Coordinators

AIC Chess Results - 3 June 2019

(Catch-Up) Round 3 Vs St Patrick's College

AIC CHESS Vs St Patrick's College – Overall Loss

Open SEC 3 SPC 13 - Loss
Senior A SEC 8 SPC 8 - Draw
Senior B SEC 12 SPC 4 - Win
Intermediate A SEC 4 SPC 12 - Loss
Intermediate B SEC 2 SPC 14 - Loss

On Monday night (3/6) SEC Chess played a catch-up round against St Patrick’s College (Round 3). Overall we went down to St Pat’s with a draw for the Senior A team and a win for the Senior B team. The Senior B team have found their stride late in the competition and are now showing true skill. The team played some tough games with all members in the Opens going down. Senior A saw wins by Mitchell Vesper (1), Ekachai Adams (2) and Kobie Low (1). Senior B saw wins to all team members: Declan Jolly (1), Cale Taylor (2), Xander McNeill (2) and Ben Naish (2). Owen Cass and Michael Tate had wins for Intermediate A. In the Intermediate B, Toby Robinson had a win. The remaining players were all Year 7 students in their first competitive game. They played well and had a great experience. In fact, all students played well and represented the College at a high standard.

I am looking forward to seeing all team members at training on Tuesday and Thursday.

Ms Debra Whyte and Mr Brent Habermann, AIC Chess Coordinators

AIC Football (Soccer) Results - 1 June 2019

Round 5 Vs St Peter's Lutheran College

Firsts – Loss 1 – 4. An incredibly slow start led to an early 2-0 scoreline. Achieving a result from this point was going to be a battle; however, some life was provided through Braith Rumble bagging his second goal in two weeks. At half time our emphasis was on taking chances in the front third and not allowing lapses in concentration to harm us on the defensive end. We were unable to apply ourselves and conceded a further two goals in the second half. Once again our application cannot be questioned; however we must consider how to challenge teams when we have the ascendancy if we are to achieve positive results.

Seconds – Win 7 – 2. A dominant first half set the tone for what was a fantastic all-round performance and a resounding victory. The main focus at training during the week was maintaining our structure, along with being more purposeful on the ball. It was very pleasing to see the team take this on board and put it into practice on the pitch. Baron Kanku and Ryan Whelband netted hat-tricks, with Denzel Gurira getting on the scoresheet through a very well taken header. With two games remaining, a top four finish is well within our reach if we can build upon the high standards set this week.

Thirds – Win 2 – 1. The explosive start by SEC should have put the team ahead, with Barry Pillado rattling the crossbar and Timothy Foy going close. St Peter’s managed to capitalise on a backline error while against the run of play, leaving SEC 1-0 down at the interval. A focus on maintaining better structural shape resulted in a dominant second half, with Thomas Codd and Timothy Foy finishing clinically to put SEC ahead. The Peter’s crossbar received more touches than goalkeeper Tommy Williams thereafter, with the highlight strike coming from ‘best on ground’ Luke Gannaway, from some 35 yards out. A superb team performance for the team’s first win of 2019.

10A – Loss 0 – 1. Hopes were high that their undefeated record at Tivoli this season would remain intact as the team welcomed the 2018 AIC Champions, St Peter’s. The team responded well after last week’s late disappointment, with SEC controlling large periods of the game and determined to achieve a positive result. Although posing some promising threat in both halves, SEC was unable to covert nor really take a strangle-hold on the game. When the game appeared to be ending in a goalless stalemate, a clumsy challenge gifted St Peter’s a late penalty, which was duly converted for their fourth shot on target. Recent results may not be a true reflection although the squad is close to reaping the rewards for excellent performances and improved positive efforts. A top-four finish for this season is well within reach.

10B – Loss 2 – 3. A great effort again from all players but we were unfortunate not to come away with any points in a tightly contested match. A slow start in the first half allowed St Peters to get a 2 – 0 lead. However we found life after scoring two very nicely taken goals from Connor Smith and Harrison Howman to level the score. We were unlucky to concede a late goal from a corner that ultimately decided the result. Strong performances from Caleb McGregor and Joshua Jape.

10C vs Padua 10C - Loss 0 – 4. The team showed much improvement from their last effort against the Padua 10C’s. They should be particularly proud of their effort in the second half, only conceding a single goal. Caden Weatherhog, Brayden Jones, Kydan Manley and Jasper Wright were all strong competitors in attack which saw the boys almost score on several occasions. The team is building each week and certain to have some success in the closing games of the season.

9A – Win 1 – 0. Another great week at training saw the Eddies’ men fired up for a win against St Peter’s. During the first half neither team could create a clear goal-scoring opportunity with both battling hard in the middle. In the second half a great pass from Zedekiah Melling saw the St Peter’s keeper fumble the ball into the path of Ryan Evans. Ryan was able to play a smooth pass to Brathan Armstrong who calmly slotted the ball into the back of the net to give the Eddies team a 1-0 advantage. The players dug deep for the final ten minutes and defended well, not allowing St Peter’s to create any real chance on goal.

9B – Loss 2 – 3. A lack of intensity from the start led to the team being down 2 – 0 at the break. Matthew Janssen found the back of the net with a fantastic strike that sparked some motivation; however in the end this was not enough. Isaac Freier was challenging down the flanks and Riley Mills had a strong game.

8A – Loss 1 – 3. The team’s best performance of the season, taking the game right up to the premiers. We had many good players; however Declan Abel, Lachlan Ridley and Tyson Golding were dominant in defence. Makonda Kanku scored our goal.

8B – Win 1 – 0. Hard work pays off with the team working towards today’s result. Clay Baker’s goal was testament to the work of the backline, and midfield where Don Palatty Davis, Marcus White and Ethan McQueen were inspirational.

8C – Loss 1 – 7. A good individual effort from Lawson Holland resulted in our first goal midway through the first half. The second half almost saw another goal from Riley Selfe however St Peter’s was too strong. Another outstanding performance from our keeper, Thomas Cowell, and strong performances from Charlie Auld, Alex Goode and Kynan Stoakes.

7A – Win 1 – 0. A solid performance saw Eddies win their second game of the season. Another very solid defensive display gave Eddies the 1-0 win. Great performance from Austin Smith and Harry Williams.

7B – Loss 0 – 2. A persistent performance from the 7Bs with an unlucky own-goal in the first half. Congratulations to Martyn Leonard and Riley Kross who did well filling in as goalkeeper. Thanks to Peter Cleeland and Cooper Yeh too.

7C – Win 3 – 2. A very stong performance by the lads, coming back from two behind to win 3-2. Cooper Yeh had an incredible half, scoring two goals within a few minutes. Kainan Landy and Rhys Cash played impressively as well.

7D – No game

AIC Rugby Results - 1 June 2019

Round 5 Vs St Peter's Lutheran College

Firsts – Win 28 – 27. The First XV defeated St Peter’s in a closely fought contest. The Eddies’ forwards dominated through their ‘pick and drive’ carries and established an early lead; however they were often caught out on turnovers out wide. The players showed great resilience to hang on until the end. Logan Spark, Thomas Hall and Cade Scanlan ran the ball strongly whilst well supported by the other forwards at the breakdown. Justice Kennedy showed his rugby smarts throughout the match, making crucial decisions. The goal kicking of Derenio Ah You helped secure the win. Well done gentlemen!

Seconds – Loss 24 – 40. Our best performance of the season with strong teamwork all round. A disappointing start where 19 points were conceded before we decided to tackle. This is a talented team who must commit to training in order to improve. Zehan Gerber, Benjamin Choat, Ashton Riddell were best on the ground.

10A – Win 7 – 0. Finally a win! An outstanding game by Tallas Squires. Brayden Waddle and Thomas Collins were as solid as ever. Blake McGreevy made smart decisions and Samuel Callaghan scored a try.

10B – No game

9A – Draw 19 – 19. We fought back for a tough draw after being down 12-0 at half time. When we played in more space and addressed our line speed we were more dominant across the park. St Peter’s scored after time off to equal the game. Daniel Mavunda Muimpe played with great spirit and Byron Kurtz with intensity off the bench. Larry Siala was physical in attack and defence.

9B – Win 17 – 10. An early runaway try put the players on the back foot after a positive lead up to the St Peter’s game. More consistency across position and team structures meant the team played with a stronger Rugby presence and structure. The attacking drive was strong, with the players scoring their first converted try of the season before half time, then finishing the game with two more tries. A great team effort and a well deserved win. Try Scorers: Darcy Penfold, Byron Kurtz, Jack Lowndes. Conversion: Byron Kurtz

8A – Win 48 – 0. A dominant display by the team. Ben Puller and Liam Wilson lead by example with strong runs. An admirable defensive effort at the close of the game ensured a clean sheet.

8B vs Ambrose Treacy College – Loss 12 – 29. An unusual game situation with four players from ATC joining the 8Bs. Despite this our players were led admirably by Jack Cairns and Toby Wilkinson who displayed great goal-line defence. Our focus this week must be on maintaining a positive body language during the match when decisions may go against us.

8C – No game

7A – Loss 7 – 46. We were in the contest until the end; however simple errors cost us cheap points. Some fantastic efforts from Taine Scanlan, Riley Slee and Conrad Browne kept the dream alive. First points of the season!

7B – No game

AIC Football (Soccer) Fixtures - 8 June 2019

Round 6 Vs Iona College

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

11:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

10A

9:45am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 3, Church Street, Tivoli

10B

10:30am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 2, Church Street, Tivoli

10C

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

Iona College, Fuller Oval, 85 North Road, Lindum

8B

10:30am

Away

Iona College, Fuller Oval, 85 North Road, Lindum

8C

11:30am

Away

Iona College, Fuller Oval, 85 North Road, Lindum

7A

8:30am

Away

Iona College, Fuller Oval, 85 North Road, Lindum

7B

8:30am

Away

Iona College, Coghill Oval, 85 North Road, Lindum

7C

9:30am

Away

Iona College, Coghill Oval, 85 North Road, Lindum

7D

10:30am

Away

Iona College, Coghill Oval, 85 North Road, Lindum

BUS INFORMATION

Bus 1 – for Soccer – 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 8A and 8B leaves the College at 7:00am and returns to Tivoli Sporting Complex at approximately 3:00pm.

Bus 2 – for Rugby – 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B and 8C and Soccer – 8C leaves the College at 9:00am and returns to Tivoli Sporting Complex at approximately 3:00pm.

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 - 8 June 2019

Round 6 Vs Iona College

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

1:00pm

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 4, Church Street, Tivoli

10B

12 Noon

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 4, Church Street, Tivoli

9A

12 Noon

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

9B

11:00am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field 1, Church Street, Tivoli

8A

1:00pm

Away

Iona College, Davine Oval, 85 North Road, Lindum

8B

12 Noon

Away

Iona College, Davine Oval, 85 North Road, Lindum

8C

11:00am

Away

Iona College, Davine Oval, 85 North Road, Lindum

7A

12 Noon

Away

Iona College, McCarthy Oval, 85 North Road, Lindum

7B

11:00am

Away

Iona College, McCarthy Oval, 85 North Road, Lindum

BUS INFORMATION

Bus 1 – for Soccer – 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 8A and 8B leaves the College at 7:00am and returns to Tivoli Sporting Complex at approximately 3:00pm.

Bus 2 – for Rugby – 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B and 8C and Soccer – 8C leaves the College at 9:00am and returns to Tivoli Sporting Complex at approximately 3:00pm.

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

Tuckshop Roster - Week 8

Week commencing 10 June 2019

Mon 10 Jun: R Osborne, M Nugent, C Hendry, E Woodruff
Tue 11 Jun: S Eaton, A Kennedy
Wed 12 Jun: B MacDonald, S Leonard
Thu 13 Jun: H Rahn, H Turner
Fri 14 Jun: C Cuskelly, S Verrenkamp

School News

Uniform Shop

Notices

Employment Opportunity

Relief Administrative Assistant - Closing 14 June

Applications are invited for the following School Officer position:

RELIEF ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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: www.sec.qld.edu.au - Employment Opportunities

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

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