Newsletter 9 March 2018

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

The Unnoticed Acts of Service

How do we teach our young men to do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do? At times I think our culture is defined by the maxim, ‘What’s in it for me?’ Do we want our young men to grow up with a belief that good deeds are done purely for personal gain? Some advertisements prey on the somewhat ignoble truth that we exist entirely to satisfy a yearning for self-gratification. In that world our human value is measured solely by our capacity to consume. Yet there is another world where we can exist that has nothing to do with self-gratification or ‘What’s in it for me?’

The other day at Volleyball I caught a glimpse of this ‘other world’ through a simple unnoticed act of service. One of our Year 11 young men, who was recovering from a serious leg injury, chose to give up part of his Saturday to come in to the College and help as a scorer. He said rather nonchalantly that he wanted to show his support to the Eddies’ Volleyball teams by doing something practical. He was not seeking adulation or reward and I would not have known otherwise had I not inquired. He was just happy to be able to help and be a service to the College and to his fellow Eddies’ brothers.

With Jesus as his inspiration Blessed Edmund Rice taught his companions to have a heart for the other by putting their needs before their own. Through simple, unnoticed acts of service, like the one I witnessed on the weekend, the ‘other world’ can be seen and experienced so that we too can do the same. It is by example that we teach our young men to do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do. Isn’t that what our College motto is about? Possunt Quia Posse Videntur – They can because they see they can.

AIC Swimming Carnival – From Little Things …

There is no doubt that St Edmund’s College is on the up in AIC Swimming. Compared to 2017 we have closed the gap between ourselves and the next closest AIC school by eighty points. While last year we were ranked 8th in every age group this year we improved in three age groups with our 12s, 13s and 16s all moving up a rank. The depth in our swimming is also improving with many of our B division relay teams finishing 5th and 6th for the first time in many years.

While we acknowledge that we are not at the very high standard of some of the other AIC schools, we can see that we have made significant progress and we are going in the right direction. Congratulations to our 2018 AIC swimming squad – you have done us very proud.

Thank you to Head Coach Simon Smith, Assistant Coach Anthony Cronan, Swimming Coordinator Chad de Ward and Managers Murray Sutton, Kylie McAndrew and Sam Joseph for their combined effort in preparing and supporting our team. Well done to all!

Queen’s Baton Relay Update

Please be advised that The Queen’s Baton Relay is scheduled to turn into Elizabeth St and pass St Mary’s Church at approximately 4.00pm on Thursday March 29. Although it will be a pupil-free day all Eddies’ young men and their families are invited to meet at the St Mary’s Church steps at 3.30pm.

Along with students from St Mary’s College and St Mary’s Primary, we will join the parish in making a guard of honour for the relay runner and the kilometre-long accompanying entourage that will pass by. We have been informed that the historic event will attract the Channel 7 News crew and a helicopter. The Ipswich Council is hoping that the community can line the streets to show its support. Road closures will also come into effect along the relay route so please be aware that you may have to drop your son off a few blocks away and walk. There will be a sausage sizzle and drinks for all students.

A separate letter will be emailed to all parents next week with more detailed information about the Queen’s Baton Relay event. I hope that you can be there to show the Ipswich community, Queensland and Australia how our Catholic community can gather in solidarity for this once in a lifetime event.

Prayers

Please keep in your prayer family and friends of the College who have loved ones in hospital. We particularly pray for Helen Purcell and her daughter, Hannah, who has undergone surgery this week and is recovering.

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal


The Deputy

Identity

Mission and Community

Thursday Marked the halfway point between Ash Wednesday and Easter

This week we are encouraged to take a moment to reflect on our own Lenten journey. Have we changed our ways? Have we reduced, replaced and reflected? It is not too late. As we enter the last half of the Lenten season, we have the opportunity to renew our commitment to change our lives for the better.

On Thursday morning six students and three staff members attended the Zonta International Women’s Day Breakfast. Throughout the morning we were reminded that the day belongs to all groups, and that people of all genders, cultures, ages, languages and religions can take part in International Women’s Day. We were also told that when women are involved in Governments and peace negotiations, statistics show that a successful outcome is more likely. Guest speaker for the morning was Dr Nora Amath, a humanitarian who spoke about the women who inspired her, including Leymah Gbowee. Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 as a result of her non-violent struggle for the rights and safety of Liberian people.

On IWD at St Edmund’s we acknowledged not only the vital role of women globally, but also the women close to our hearts: our mothers, grandmothers, partners, sisters and friends. Every staff member and student wore a purple ribbon on the day as a statement that we support women. So here’s to the strong women. May we know them, support them, and be them.

Prayer for International Women’s Day

Today we honour the women of all times and places:

Women of courage.

Women of hope.

Women of suffering.

Women of mourning.

Women living fully.

Women experiencing joy.

Women delighting in life.

Women giving life.

Women knowing the interconnectedness of the human family.

Women promoting human flourishing.

Women boldly leading the transformation of unjust global structures.

Women seeking and sharing wisdom.

Women seeking and sharing love.

Loving God, we celebrate your faithfulness and love.

On this day we commit ourselves to promotion of the full humanity of all women. We know that whatever denies, diminishes, or distorts the full humanity of women is

not of God.

Help us to be faithful to Your call to love. Amen.

2018 Garma Festival Immersion

The Garma Festival is an opportunity for members of our St Edmund’s community both indigenous and non-indigenous to:

  • genuinely engage with the culture, lore and matters of Australia’s First People
  • take advantage of the wisdom: running for twenty years it has become a place for shaping policy and developing Indigenous business
  • be inspired, guided and formed as leaders in our community; buoyed by the wisdom of the experience to make a difference as Eddies’ men.

This is an experience of a life time that will change your world view. The Garma Festival will change your heart and mind and St Edmund’s has the opportunity to travel with three combined schools to the 2018 Garma Festival. This includes St Columban’s College at Caboolture who have five years of Garma Festival to share.

The nine day trip includes:

TWO travel days

(Brisbane to Darwin to Gove Peninsular return)

FOUR days at Garma Festival

(including meals and accommodation)

THREE days Darwin Cultural Experience

Cost: $2,500 per person

This cost is subsidised and does not cover the full cost of the Festival ticket, travel and extra activities. Fundraising to support this experience would be necessary.

For more information go to the Garma Festival Website

www.yyf.com.au

We are currently taking expressions of interest for the Garma Festival Trip. If your son is interested in joining this experience or would like more information, please email Mrs Marysia Rice. mrice@sec.qld.edu.au

Has Your Son Signed Up for Little King’s Collection Yet? Sunday 18 March 2018

St Edmund’s College has had a long relationship with the Little King’s Movement. It is an organisation that provides outstanding support to exceptional individuals with a disability and their extended families. They give of their time freely, often providing respite care and support services in a passionate and enthusiastic manner. THEY NEED OUR HELP.

Letters regarding the Little King’s Collection are available on the wall outside Mrs Rice’s office. Details are as follows:

9:30am Your son with a collection partner (one of his Eddie’s friends) arrive at the College and register at the undercover area of the Horan/Lynch Buildings. He and his collection partner will receive a pack and a small area in which to collect within the Ipswich region.

9:45am to 10:00am You (as parent/caregiver) transport your son and his partner to the collection area.

10:00am to 11:30am He and his partner knock on doors and collect for the Little King’s Movement.

11:30am to 12:00 noon The students return to the College, hand in their collection packs and money, then enjoy a barbecue lunch at the College.

Monday 19 March: Your son checks that his name has been recorded on the Service Notice Board so that his community service hours can be recorded on the College database.

The Little King’s Collection requires only two hours of your son’s time. Please encourage him to participate, as not only will he raise much needed funds, his services hours will be recorded on his College record.

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Mission and Community

Learning & Teaching

Teaching and Learning

Academic Goals

Students set Academic Goals at the beginning of this term. Now is the time for your sons to have their goals visible where they study or complete work. These goals could be posted above his desk, on the fridge, on the mirror in the bedroom, on a door, or anywhere where the goals will be easily and regularly seen by your sons. Parents please work with us by discussing your son’s goals with him. Ask him to name exactly what strategies he is undertaking to improve

  • completing extra exercise in Maths
  • completing all revision sheets multiple times to improve speed and accuracy
  • seeking assistance from teachers
  • studying with friends
  • making up quizzes
  • writing practice essays

TUTORIALS

Senior School students are encouraged to take up the offer of tutorials offered after and before school by staff. They are advertised in this newsletter and include Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry. There are tutorials available during the week for Junior School students.

LEARNING ASSISTANCE

All students are welcome to attend the Learning Hub from 2.45pm to 3.45pm.

EXAMS, REPORTING AND PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS

Examinations are at the forefront of the minds of students in all year levels. I wish all students well as they prepare for these. Reports will be available at the beginning of Term 2. Parent Teacher interviews are on Thursday May 3. This is an important opportunity for all parents to communicate with the teaching staff about your son’s progress. Please mark this date on your calendar.

Year 10

Year 10 students will soon begin their participation in the Business Improvement Australia (BIA) process to assist with subject selection later in the year. The Rugby and Football Tour students completed their assessment this week and the remainder of the students will complete their assessment in the final week of the term. The aim of the process is to engage students in thinking about their interests and skills.

Best wishes.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning

Library News

Our students live in an information rich age, and because they do, information literacy has become the single common denominator required for success at any stage of life.

Children today must be equipped to access, use, and evaluate information competently in both print and electronic formats.

Resource-rich school libraries play a key role in promoting both information literacy and reading for information and inspiration. St Edmund’s College Library provides a 21st-century learning environment that offers equal opportunities for achievement to all students. All students have access either at school or home to a wide variety of information databases.

These databases can be accessed through EDE/Library/Databases:

Ms Karen Callaghan, Teacher-Librarian

Library eBooks

The St Edmund’s College Library now has e-books and audio-books available for download.

To login to the ePlatform, students use their student ID (eg. S12345) and the password is: Library1

If you do not wish to download the app just go to: https://sec.wheelers.co/

If you have any queries please just speak with the Library staff.

Library Learning Hub

​Library Learning Hub starting next week.

The Library Learning Hub will be operating from next week - Week 2. Tutors will be in attendance.

When: - Tuesday 3.00 to 5.00pm

(Closed Wednesday - Anzac Day)

- Thursday 3.00 to 5.00pm

Where: St Edmund’s College Library

Ms Louise McNamara, After Hours Learning Coordinator

Senior School

Middle School

Assistant Principal Students

Career News

Careers News

Careers News

Australian Defence Force

Defence Force recruiters will be at the College on Wednesday 14th March at 1.30pm in Ambrose Place to provide information on General Entry and Trade & Technical Roles in the ADF. All welcome.

Year 11 and 12 students wanting to apply to the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA)

ADFA, you are encouraged to commence your application when you are 16 years of age. To start your application, call 131901 or apply online on the Defence Jobs webs9ite

Careers with STEM

The CareersWithSTEM website is one of Australia’s free student STEM Career Guides for students, parents and teachers. According to the About section on the CareersWithSTEM websiteCareersWithSTEM (https://careerswithstem.com/) website which provides access to a range of information regarding:

You can also stay connected by signing up to the STEM Newsletter, to get instant information on future careers, resources, stories and events straight to your email inbox.

Employment Futures

The best way to find out about a job is to try it

The best way to explore a job you are interested in is to try it. This sounds obvious, doesn’t it? However, it is often the last thing people think of when exploring jobs and making career decisions. The following are ways you can try a job.

  • Work observation/shadowing - spend one or two days with someone already in the job
  • Work experience – spend up to a week working in the job
  • Volunteering – volunteer your services to an organisation that has jobs you are interested in
  • Part-time paid work – explore the possibility of part-time or casual work in your preferred career area
  • Join an activity group where you can try out some of the skills you will need in the job you like e.g. join the Air Force Cadets or the St John Ambulance Cadets
  • Participating in various programs associated with specific career areas e.g. Engineering Link projects

The benefits of trying a job are:

  • Learning about what the job involves
  • Having a structured, supervised, hands-on experience
  • Experiencing a work environment – the world of work isn’t like school!
  • Gaining a new referee to add to your resume
  • Developing contacts that may help you gain employment in the future.

Find Work Experience with the Queensland Government - you can find information about work experience opportunities online through websites like:

  • jobactive - the Australian Government's employment service
  • Australia.gov.au -for cadetships, scholarships and work experience opportunities
  • Myfuture -offers work experience links

Do your own online search and see what work experience opportunities may be offered in your local area.

Our Head of Department VET, Mr Raddie, can assist with the necessary forms to access insurance cover while undertaking work experience.

Further Training

Queensland Government Certificate 3 Guarantee

You may wish to investigate if you are eligible for the Queensland Government, Certificate 3 Guarantee program. The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school Certificate III level qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career. The program also supports school students to access training and Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications. For an overview of what the Certificate 3 Guarantee means for students, view the Certificate 3 Guarantee student fact sheet.

Career Spotlight

What is surveying?

Surveying is related to the broad areas of Spatial Science and Geospatial Science. If you are familiar with Google Earth and know what a GPS is, you already know about Spatial Science. Spatial means the relative place or location of something. Spatial Science helps us understand the relationship between the community and the environment to help predict trends and patterns. Visit the Destination Spatial website

The main Surveying specialisations are Land, Mining, Engineering and Hydrographic. Land surveyors, like most surveyors, work in the office and in the field. In the field, they use the latest technology such as high order GPS, Robotic Total Stations (Theodolites) and aerial and terrestrial scanners to map an area, making computations and taking photos as evidence. In the office, surveyors use sophisticated software, such as Auto-cad to draft plans and map the onsite measurements. Surveyors work on a diverse variety of projects from land subdivision and mining exploration, to tunnel building and major construction, which means lots of variety. Visit the Life Without Limits website for more information about Surveyors.

In Queensland, the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) offers the following courses, on-campus or by distance education, at its Springfield and Toowoomba campuses:

Other universities in Queensland may offer aspects of Spatial Science within their Engineering, Science and Environmental Science courses or within a Geography major.

Tertiary News

Year 12 subject Bonus Schemes - Bonus Points to be replaced by Adjustment Factors

Year 12 subject bonus schemes allowed students to gain bonus rank points for successfully completing specific Year 12 subjects and through other university specific schemes. The bonuse rank points made students more competitive when applying for entry to university and/or TAFE Queensland.

According to the QTAC Assistance Schemes website:

  • To get Year 12 subject bonuses, you must be a current Year 12 student
  • Institutions decide which subjects they give bonuses for, and how many
  • You should check each institution to determine whether Year 12 subject bonus ranks are added to selection ranks for other qualifications such as certificates III or IV or music qualifications etc

In June 2018, Bonus Points will be replaced by Adjustment Factors across all Australian universities. As mentioned above, Adjustment Factors will continue to help you gain entry into university courses. If you are eligible for Adjustment Factors your position on the merit scale for entry into a course will be ‘adjusted’ to give you a new, more competitive score.

Universities award Adjustment Factors for a variety of reasons and programs so you will have to enquire with every university you are interested in attending, to fully understand their eligibility requirements. The process for applying for ‘Adjustment Factors’ may vary so it’s important that you start your research now.

Mr Mark Currie, Head of Department, Careers

General

Music and Cultural

Music News

​It is hard to believe that we have completed seven weeks of Term 1 already. It has been such a busy term and the events keep coming for the Performing Arts Department.

Foundation Dinner Performance - 10 March

This Saturday will see students in the Senior Contemporary Ensemble perform for the first time in 2018 at the College Foundation Dinner. I applaud these students for all their hard work and efforts as we have had to rehearse quite intensely during the week to be ready for this performance. Students involved in this ensemble will need to arrive at the College Hall no later than 6:30pm on Saturday in their formal uniform and can be collected at 7:45pm.

College Assembly

At last Friday’s whole school assembly the Junior Contemporary Band performed ‘Feel it Still’ by Portugal, The Man. The musicians in this ensemble performed to a very high skill level beyond their years. This was a fantastic performance for their first time on assembly. A big thank you to Mr Jesse Gold for his efforts with this group.

Instrumental Lessons

Attendance to Instrumental lessons has been of a high standard this term so far. Let us keep it up for the remaining couple of weeks of lessons.

Why Music is Important...

To finish this week, I’d encourage you all to read the following. It provides 20 great benefits of why music is important for the education of our children.

https://nafme.org/20-important-benefits-of-music-i...

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

CUBISM Day

On Wednesday 7 March, Year 10 Visual Art students were treated to a day of creativity, exploring the Art Movement of Cubism. Having studied artists such as Braque and Picasso, students colour palette mixing skills and landscape painting skills were complimented and enhanced under the guidance of very talented Brisbane landscape artist – Dylan Jones.

In the morning session, they learned new techniques employing cranked palette knives to mix warm and cool colours and also found by omitting black from their colour palette they were able to make dark and luminous tones not before realized.

Afternoon session – Mrs Purcell and Ms Pozzias walked students to the Bremer River Boardwalk to experience painting Plein-Air landscape. They composed three pencil sketches from multiple viewpoints initially, then chose their favourite sketch to develop their landscape. Laying down geometric planes of colour in watercolour-wash, students developed their unique Ipswich Cubist landscape.

The day proved a creative opportunity for these Visual Art students to explore drawing and painting outside the structured classroom. They gained an appreciation of how the Elements and Principles of Art mesh with the wonders of nature to challenge the boundaries of the imagination.

A big thank you to Mrs Purcell, Ms Pozzias and Mr Jones for providing this wonderful learning experience.

Ms Sallyanne Freney, HOD Creative Arts

APEX Debating

Round 1 - 26 February 2018

Year 7 - A: Loss to Ipswich Girls Grammar School. Representing the College at their first debate students did a fantastic job. Our team took the negative position on the topic, "A social life is more important than academics" and all three speakers, Angus Vincent, Jack McKenzie and Michael Tait, delivered their speeches with confidence and a little humour, using carefully constructed arguments. Matthew Lansdowne was very valuable on the night as timekeeper and providing research assistance during preparation. The team worked well together and are off to a great start to the season. Well done boys!

Year 7 - B: Loss to West Moreton Anglican College. The students are in the first round and probably their first time in debating. They are getting used to the whole setting and learning how to improve their debating skills. Taking the affirmative side, Bailey Matthews opened proceedings whilst Liam Bissell continued the team’s case. Ned Carter concluded the team’s argument. Thomas Bryant held the floor competently as chairperson. It is a great delight to see students with good potential and willing to work on developing that potential.

Year 7 - C: Loss to St Mary’s College.The students presented well in their first debate. Our first and second speakers, Jaydan Land and Bailin Minnet, provided good arguments, with excellent rebuttal from Bryson Stocke. However the team lost narrowly on a split decision to a more disciplined team. Nonetheless the students are keen to improve and are gearing up for their next contest.

Year 7 - D: Loss to St Mary’s College. The students showed amazing talent in their first-ever debating round at Ipswich Girls Grammar School. The team demonstrated some encouraging ability in the content and research of their debate, despite losing this first round. The adjudicators were the first to praise them on their preparation and speeches, although said the boys’ presentation, gestures and rebuttal needed further work. The St Mary’s girls proved to be great competition for their first-ever debating experience. Angus Brosnan introduced and led the debate with ease as our chairman. Lochlan Davis and Jeremy Webb demonstrated fantastic speech writing ability, with interesting and well researched speeches as our first and second speakers. Finally Kyran Saggus was very composed and brave as our third speaker, thinking on his feet and finalising our debate. All in all, it was a fantastic experience for the team.

Year 7 - E: Loss to St Mary’s College. Taking the affirmative side that "a social life is more important than academics", our Year 7 team launched their debating career. Tristan Aitken took the opening position with an engaging manner, whilst Will Holden bravely swatted away the opposition’s argument with a competent rebuttal. Jacob Rock spoke eloquently as third speaker, encompassing all rebuttal points. The girls were a more polished team and our team recognised this as a focus to strive for. For a maiden debate, it was a great effort by the team. Ariel Kanofski held his own as chairperson and Luca Waghorn leant support for the team.

Year 8 - A: Loss to Ipswich Girls Grammar School 3. The eloquent 8As faced a well-prepared team from IGGS, resulting in a narrow loss. Each speaker was cool, calm and collected with Kade Grieve kicking off the debate. He outlined his team’s affirmative arguments on the topic "A social life is more important than academics", delivering his arguments with clarity. Stewart England offered a strong rebuttal and argued that a social life could even improve academics. Sam Jesse had the audience on the edges of their seats in his closing argument as third speaker. The 8As went far on charm and confidence, although they were reminded by the IGGS girls that preparation and organisation are also important. The Eddie’s team thanked their opponents and adjudicators and were great ambassadors for the College.

Year 8 - B: Loss to Ipswich Girls Grammar School. The 8B debating team had a baptism of fire against a very polished IGGS team. The boys were not rattled and ‘stuck to their guns’. Arguing for the negative on the topic ‘A social life is more important than academics’, Jack Winslow (first speaker) and Harry Heck delivered compelling arguments, while Indigo Greenhill-Watts wrapped up the debate with some great points of rebuttal. Although the students went down to the Grammar team, it was a solid learning curve. They showed their Eddies’ men spirit in congratulating the girls with a handshake at the end of their debate.

Year 8 - C: Loss to Boonah State High School. The 8C debating team were no match for the Boonah 1 team. Arguing for the negative on the topic ‘A social life is more important than academics’, Rohan Weier (first speaker) had some good content although went for 1.23m and Liam Gannaway (second) went overtime (5.04m) while providing good information, then Thomas Doyle wrapped up the debate in 2.16m with some great points, despite displaying nerves. The team gave it a good shot. In Kymani Onosi’s debut as chairman, he delivered with a well projected voice. Better luck next time, gentlemen.

Year 9: Loss to Ipswich Girls Grammar School. Undeterred by thunder and lightning, the students presented their first debate for the season on the provocative topic, ‘The internet does more harm than good’. Isaac McKew as first speaker proved to be a performer with many talents, presenting a dramatic, engaging and highly persuasive speech on the perils of internet addiction and hacking. Second speaker, Jay Steele, adopted a more conversational, although nonetheless effective style, discussing the tragic issues of cyberbullying and scamming. Johnathan Donnelly relished the challenge of the toughest gig of the night as third speaker. He adopted a bright and engaging manner, presenting detailed, fluent and thoughtful rebuttal. The students should be proud of their achievements, despite their loss to a slightly more polished opposition. The adjudicator was effusive in his praise, commenting that the standard of the debate was equal to that of the Senior competition. Many thanks to the loyal band of parents who braved the thunderstorm to support their sons on the night.

Year 10: Loss to Ipswich Girls Grammar School. Our first round debate was on the topic "That the harm of the internet was outweighed by the good that comes from it". We narrowly lost to IGGS, although there were many positives to take from this debate. Firstly, this was our first time debating as a team; the feedback suggested otherwise. Abishai Sujith opened our debate with a strong focus and interesting points of rebuttal. Commendable mention to Thomas Parker on his first debate: debating like a professional. Miguel Clutario ended with performance and pizzazz giving a personal model to really make the negative team consider their points. Rebuttal is our focus for improvement. We need to work on the balance between prepared notes and listening to the opposing team’s arguments, then to challenge them according to their points of debate. Overall,it was a great start to the season.

Senior B: Bye

Senior A: Loss to West Moreton Anglican College. The Senior A team lost narrowly to West Moreton Anglican College, debating the topic that "Laws should be internationally consistent". As the affirmative team we were unable to prove our case sufficiently that the world would be a safer and better place if laws were consistent between nations. Dominic Boyle opened our case strongly, focusing on the fight against terrorism and the most effective way to combat climate change. Tasman Pearl as second speaker argued strongly for the economic benefits of a globalised approach to economies and trade. Jordan Anderson-Emslie delivered some good rebuttal to the opposition’s case that such a proposal would lead to a loss of sovereignty to individual countries. In the end, the negative argument prevailed. Our team, however, will gain confidence from this strong showing. Luke Franz was excellent as chair person and will debut for the team as first speaker in the next round.

Sport

Sports News - Week 7 - Term 1

AIC SPORT

Swimming Championships 26 February

Congratulations to our swimmers for the way in which they represented the College at the AIC Swimming Championships on Monday. Our swimming program continues to improve and it was pleasing to see Monday’s results reflect that improvement. Having said that, we still have some work to be done and will continue to explore ways to improve our swimming program moving forward.

Cricket

Rain has played havoc on our Cricket season for 2018 although the clouds did part last Saturday for a full round of fixtures against St Patrick’s College. Whilst results did not go our way it was a good round of Cricket with many games going down to the wire. In particular, we had narrow losses in 9A (13 Runs) and 8B (9 Runs). Our Firsts continue to come close without getting the points but are playing some good Cricket along the way.

Volleyball

We had another successful Volleyball round, winning 8 of the 12 aggregate matches. Our Firsts had a heart-breaking loss in the 5th set (their third, 5th set loss of the year), however like our Cricketers, they continue to play some exciting Volleyball week in and week out.

As we head into the final two rounds of the Cricket and Volleyball season we have a number of Volleyball teams in the running for a Premiership. We wish these teams, in particular, all the best over the next two weeks.

This weekend we play Marist College Ashgrove in Round 6 and then finish our season against St Peter’s Lutheran College with Round 7 on Saturday 17 March.

Can I remind all players to finish the season off well by attending all training sessions and turning up on time and ready to work.

REPRESENTATIVE SPORT

Congratulations to Dylan McAteer and Zeb Townsley who have been selected in the Queensland Under 19 Cricket side. Well done boys.

Key Dates (Weeks 7 to 9)

Saturday 10 March – Volleyball and Cricket Round 6 Vs Marist

Tuesday 13 March – Western District Trials 12 Years AFL

Thursday 15 March – Western District Trials 15 Years Touch

Saturday 17 March – Volleyball and Cricket Round 7 Vs St Peter’s Lutheran College

Saturday 24 March – Rugby / Football Trials (Details TBC)

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

2018 Cross Country Carnival

The annual Cross Country Fun Run will be held Friday 20 April 2018

This event is used to determine our Year level Champions in Cross Country.

In addition, the event also doubles as the major fundraiser for the College Co-curricular program. All students were issued with sponsorship cards on Friday 9 March, and each student is expected and encouraged to seek sponsors.

As an incentive, prizes will be given to students who raise particular amounts of money.

Students who raise $25 can select two of the following prizes:-

- College water bottle - Sports Sack - Sports Socks - SEC Wallet

In addition, students who raise over $50 will receive

- Choice of sports ball OR - Movie ticket

Students who raise $50 will also receive

  • a ticket in the major prize draw

In fact, for each $5 over $50, students will receive

  • another ticket in the major prize draw

There will also be prizes for students who raise the most money individually and for class groups that have the highest average amounts of money. The major prize draw will be held in June when all sponsorship money has been handed in.

AIC Cricket vs St Patrick's College

Round 5 - 3 March 2018

Firsts – Loss 134 – 170 Good bowling by Nathan Meier with 4 for 33 and Billy Sheppard with 3 for 38. In the run chase Regan Griffiths with 46 runs, Zeb Townley with 26 runs and Billy Sheppard with 25 runs batted well. Overall it was a good effort all round.

Seconds – Loss 90 – 9/159 A tough opponent to take on conceding 159 in the field with only 2 boundaries. An excellent 2/16 from 7 overs from Jacob Cash who put the pressure on St Patrick’s. A good show of aggression with the bat by Luke Warner (13) and Thomas Eugster (18) were the best of the batsmen in tough conditions.

Thirds vs ASH – Win 5/112 – 9/99 Jett Young and Thomas McCarroll batted well and created a healthy partnership. Geol George also bowled well with figures of 2-6 off 4 overs.

9A – Loss 104 – 9/117 Another nail-biter however we were on the wrong side of the result. Excellent bowling restricted St Patrick’s to 9/117 after 35 overs. Best of the bowlers were Hayden Bacon, Patrick Schmidt and Nathan Cox. Great batting by our openers Samuel Callaghan and Caleb McDonald who had us on top early. At 2/50 we were in control, however wickets fell. Patrick Schmidt drew us closer with the bat and did his best however we fell short by 13.

8A – Loss 56 – 1/58 Tight bowling and fielding from the opposition restricted us to 10/56. The players fought hard in the field, however the opposition was just too good on the day reaching our total before drinks 1/58.

8B – Loss 5/88 – 7/96 The team kept their usual high standards in the field restricting their opponent to under 100 runs. Smart field positioning and accurate bowling led to multiple catches, yet the fielding highlight was a superb run-out from Clancy Reberger from 15m out facing the side of the stumps for a direct hit. Eddies started strong when batting second as Cooper Doyle used up all his luck for the season surviving 6 dropped catches on his way to a dominant 38 runs, a season high for the team. Vocal and confident partnerships were evident among all batsman as the players showed their best performances with the bat, finding 87 runs and falling just 9 short of victory.

7A – Loss 135 - 6/213 We bowled first and restricted St Patrick’s early (0/38 after 10 overs and 1/63 after 15 overs). After the drinks interval however, the flood gates opened, and St Patrick’s took advantage of the small field to amass 213 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Despite this score, Mitchell Wade finished with figures of 0/16. With the bat in hand, we began solidly with openers Christopher Costello and Ethan Windolf putting on a 30-run partnership until it ended in the seventh over. Christopher was the mainstay of the Eddies’ innings reaching a team and season high of 43 runs. He was disappointed not to reach 50 and carry his bat. We lost our final wicket when their total was 135. A flurry of mid-innings wickets prevented us from being more competitive.

7B – Loss 37 – 2/38 An unfortunate day with the bat with the players making small mistakes to cost them their wicket. They were relentless in the field, however, and were not going to give in easyily. Top effort from Sam Rotor with the ball and Matthew Lansdowne taking a magnificent stumping.

7C – Loss 64 – 3/151 We were soundly beaten by St Patrick’s despite a much improved batting and catching performance. Reuben Acutt was excellent in the field as well as being our best with the bat.

AIC Volleyball Vs St Patrick's College

Round 5 - 3 March 2018

Firsts – Loss 2 - 3 Improvement has been a key feature of our play this season, and our performance on Saturday was another example of this, despite the result. We held our own against a team full of powerful hitters and excellent passers. The final ball did not bounce our way, however all players are to be commended for sticking through the hard patches and competing at their best. Lachlan Swincer was lethal in attack, Matthew Truelove set wisely and Ethan Robinson played at his best all game.

Seconds – Loss 0 – 2 A slow start saw the St Pat’s players skip to an 8-0 lead in the first set. Despite showing good composure to rally back into the set, gaining the lead, we slipped away again to 22-25. The second set was evenly contested and could have swung either way finishing 25-21 in favour of SPC. Ryan Kerr and Matthew Smailes served well, ably backed up by Jeremy Leite with effective blocking at the net. William Day continued to impress with good setting and scrabbling play to keep the team in the point. A win is within our grasp.

Thirds – Loss 0 – 2 We fought hard at times although need to be more consistent in order to be competitive.

11A – Win 2 – 0 A relatively convincing victory. Benjamin Thomas was immense in all aspects of the game while Bowen Walker had his best attacking game through the middle.

11B – Loss 0 – 2 We allowed St Patrick’s to rattle off a few quick points at the start of the first set, however we clawed our way back into the game. We could not shift the momentum and went down in a tight game. Jonathan Doyle, Riley Steinhardt and Nichalous Petryszyn were excellent.

10A – Win 2 – 0 A slow start to the match for our players, however the game plan and trust in each other saw us dominate the opposition. Most valued player was Timothy Foy.

10B – Win 2 – 0 The team finally nailed a well-deserved win, showing their coaches and themselves the fruits of their labour from training.

10C – Win 2 – 0 A much improved effort from all players in all aspects of this game. A great serving run by Connor Morrison gave us a good lead in the first set and great returning of St Patrick’s serves gave us a comfortable lead in the second.

9A – Win 2 – 1 One of our cleanest games to date which saw us account for St Patrick’s quite easily after a slow start. Strategical serving was our highlight, forcing the setter to receive, which left St Patrick’s scrambling for points. Overall, a great team effort.

9B – Loss 1 – 2 After a slow start in the first set we managed to take the game to a tiebreak. Service errors were costly and had us fighting to side-out too often in the third. More control in clutch situations will aid us in our match against Marist College next week.

9C – Loss 0 – 3 A slow start led to the team losing control in the first set. When the players communicated, our level of play greatly increased. Two very close final sets ensued, however we were unable to win either.

8A – Win 2 – 1 We did not train well and this carried over into the first set of Saturday’s game. After allowing St Patrick’s a lead, we began to move our feet and get into our game. Riley Mills and Nathaniel Grace were easily our best players.

8B – Win 2 - 0 A solid effort by the players although we did make some lazy passes. When we were ‘switched on’ we thoroughly dominated our opponents. Great passing from Tyler Cuthbert-Hough and Kai Brown. Our energy must be more consistent in the upcoming final two games if we are to play near our potential.

8C – Win 2 – 1 A fantastic team effort leading to the second win of the season. A battle In the first set saw us come from behind to fight and win the set. The momentum from this led to a strong showing in the second set to secure the game. Bailey Dewson and Dustan Colliss served exceptionally well.

7A – Win 3 – 0 A convincing win that was set up by accurate serving and great serve reception. Our communication still needs to improve as we compete against more experienced teams. Great serving by Jack Thomas and team talk by Koen Miller.

7B – Loss 0 – 3 Not our best performance this season and we paid for our mistakes throughout. More emphasis on effective passing and serving would have achieved a different result. Kyran Saggus was our most consistent performer.

7C – Win 2 – 1 Good to achieve a win with our first and third sets being great - full of energy and concentration. Special mention to Jaydan Land and Bailey Mathew for stepping up their performance.

7D – Loss 0 – 3 The team displayed some improved technique and good hustle, despite a loss. Some great dives and solid passing ensured close sets throughout the game. Special mention to Brisland Saipele Manutai for great sets and serves.

AIC Cricket Fixtures vs Marist College

Round 6 - 10 March 2018

St Edmund’s College

AIC CRICKET FIXTURES

vs

Marist College Ashgrove

Date

10 March 2018

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

WICKET

FIRSTS

9:30am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, McMahon Oval, Frasers Road, Ashgrove

Turf

SECONDS

1:00pm

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, Cameron Oval, Glenlyon Drive, Ashgrove

Turf

THIRDS

1:00pm

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, Hayden Oval, Frasers Road, Ashgrove

Turf

9A

8:15am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field No 1, Church Street, Tivoli

Turf

8A

1:00pm

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field No 1, Church Street, Tivoli

Turf

8B

1:00pm

Home

St Edmund’s College, Morgan Oval, Woodend

Syn.

7A

1:00pm

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field No 2, Church Street, Tivoli

Turf

7B

8:15am

Home

Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field No 2, Church Street, Tivoli

Turf

7C

8:15am

Home

St Edmund’s College, Morgan Oval, Woodend

Syn.

AIC Volleyball Fixtures Vs Marist College

Round 6 - 10 March 2018

St Edmund’s College

AIC VOLLEYBALL FIXTURES

vs

Marist College Ashgrove

Date

10 March 2018

TEAM

TIME

H/A

VENUE

FIRSTS

12:15pm

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, Court 1, Champagnat Centre, 142 Frasers Road, Ashgrove

SECONDS

11.15am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, Court 1, Champagnat Centre, 142 Frasers Road, Ashgrove

THIRDS

9.15am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, Court 1, Champagnat Centre, 142 Frasers Road, Ashgrove

11A

10.15am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, Court 1, Champagnat Centre, 142 Frasers Road, Ashgrove

11B

8.15am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, Court 2, Champagnat Centre, 142 Frasers Road, Ashgrove

10A

11.15am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, Court 2, Champagnat Centre, 142 Frasers Road, Ashgrove

10B

10.15am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, Court 2, Champagnat Centre, 142 Frasers Road, Ashgrove

10C

9.15am

Away

Marist College Ashgrove, Court 2, Champagnat Centre, 142 Frasers Road, Ashgrove

9A

12:15pm

Home

Bremer State High School, Sports Centre, Block S, 133-153 Warwick Road, Ipswich

9B

11:15am

Home

Bremer State High School, Sports Centre, Block S, 133-153 Warwick Road, Ipswich

9C

11:15am

Home

Bremer State High School, Sports Centre, Block S, 133-153 Warwick Road, Ipswich

8A

10:15am

Home

Bremer State High School, Sports Centre, Block S, 133-153 Warwick Road, Ipswich

8B

9:15am

Home

Bremer State High School, Sports Centre, Block S, 133-153 Warwick Road, Ipswich

8C

8:15am

Home

Bremer State High School, Sports Centre, Block S, 133-153 Warwick Road, Ipswich

7A

10:15am

Home

Bremer State High School, Sports Centre, Block S, 133-153 Warwick Road, Ipswich

7B

9:15am

Home

Bremer State High School, Sports Centre, Block S, 133-153 Warwick Road, Ipswich

7C

8:15am

Home

Bremer State High School, Sports Centre, Block S, 133-153 Warwick Road, Ipswich

7D

12:15pm

Home

Bremer State High School, Sports Centre, Block S, 133-153 Warwick Road, Ipswich

Bus for 10C, 10B, 10A, 11B, 11A, 3rds, 2nds and 1sts departs SEC at 7:00am and returns at 2:00pm approximately.

Tuckshop

Tuckshop Roster

​Term 1, Week 9

: S McNamara, D Armitage, S Verrenkamp.

School News

Defence News

On Tuesday Flight Lieutenant Döhne from 2SECFOR SQN visited the College to speak to a Year 8 English cohort.

The students are currently reading the novel "Paper Planes"; a story seen through the eyes of 12-year-old boy telling of the struggles he and his family endured through the Bosnian conflict in the 1990s.

Flight Lieutenant Döhne engaged the students by providing insights from his own experiences serving in the RAAF. The focus was to bring awareness to the students of the humanitarian work and peace-keeping efforts that are carried out by our Defence Forces.

Ms Jodie Dunning, SEC Defence Transition Mentor

jdunning@sec.qld.edu.au

Uniform Shop

Year 11 Blazers for collection

E: uniformshop@sec.qld.edu.au - www.sec.qld.edu.au

YEAR 11 STUDENTS – Please make arrangements to collect your blazers from the Uniform Shop. In Term 2 and 3, you will need to wear your College blazer along with grey trousers and the Year 11 tie. The cost of grey trousers is $41 and the Year 11 tie is $21. Please contact the Uniform Shop if you have any queries Thank you.

SUPPORTER CAPS - $15.00

SUPPORTER SHIRTS - $38.50

SEC NAVY SCARVES - $27

ST EDMUNDS FORMAL NAVY JACKET - $58

ROYAL BLUE KNITTED PULLOVERS – $60, NOW $50

ROYAL BLUE KNITTED VESTS - $54, NOW $40

SEC NAVY RAIN JACKET - $30

UMBRELLAS - $30

Visit the SEC Website for all Uniform Shop information including an updated Price List

EDDIES DANCE

Friday 23 March 2018

Friday 23 March 2018

7.00 to 10.00pm - $10 Entry

Open to invited schools ONLY - Years 7 to 12

Entry via current School ID ONLY

No hoods, baseball caps or bandanas
St Edmund’s College Hall, 16 Mary Street, Woodend
  • Boonah State High School
  • Bremer State High School
  • Brigidine College
  • Bundamba Secondary College
  • Faith Lutheran College
  • Ipswich Girls Grammar School
  • Ipswich Grammar School
  • Ipswich State High School
  • Kenmore State High School
  • Laidley State High School
  • Lowood State High School
  • Rosewood State High School
  • Springfield Anglican College
  • St Augustine’s College, Springfield
  • St Edmund’s College
  • St Mary’s College
  • St Peter Claver College
  • St Peter’s Lutheran College, Indooroopilly
  • St Peter’s Lutheran College, Springfield
  • Staines Memorial College
  • West Moreton Anglican College
  • Westside Christian College

MATHS and SCIENCE TUTORIALS

After-School TUTORIALS

After-School TUTORIALS

  • Chemistry: Monday s 3.00pm to 4.00pm
  • Wednesdays 3.00pm to 4.00pm
  • Biology: Thursdays 3.00pm to 4.00pm

MATHS Tutorials

2018 Senior Jerseys

Orders for St Edmund’s College Senior jerseys are now being taken.

The design is posted on the notice board outside the Deans’ Room. Cost is $65. EFTPOS payments are to be made via College Reception or cash/cheque in a sealed envelope clearly marked with your name and "Senior Jersey" - to be placed in the locked box in the Student Office.

Sizing and payment need to be completed prior to the Easter break to allow inclusion in the initial jersey order.

Students must sign to verify that their information is correct. Any enquiries to Mr Mills during school hours on 3810 4400 or

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


Sponsors

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