A Walk to Remember
Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends
This morning staff and students from St Edmund’s College joined with the school communities of St Mary’s College and St Mary’s Primary on a walk to remember. This annual event has grown over the years as a solemn act of camaraderie to remember the day that The Great War ended. This year is particularly special as it commemorates one hundred years since the Armistice was signed on November 11, 1918.
A Walk to Remember started with a gathering at the Memorial Stone on Nicholas Street in the Ipswich CBD. It was great to see so many students, families, staff and members of the Ipswich community join us for this special event. The respect shown by the students both during the speeches and prayers at the gathering and the slow walk back to the Woodend Memorial Stone was a sight to see.
Despite the years that have passed, the generations that have gone before, the culture that defined an historical context that has fading relevance to their lives now, and a world that has changed so irrevocably since then: our young people still astound me with the reverence they show for those whose lives we remember on this occasion.
We often talk about the Eddie’s notion of ‘being a brother to another’. Today, as we walked in solidarity to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, both then and throughout the ensuing years, we re-enact a primordial human yearning to be fully alive. To remember is to honour. To honour is to value life. To value life is to respect the dignity of our own worth.
Announcement – 2019 College Captains and Senior House Leaders
I am very pleased to announce our College Captains and Senior House Leaders for 2019. Congratulations to each of these Eddies’ men on being elected to this important leadership role. Thank you to all the young men in Year 11 who nominated for the role of College Captain and House Leader. I look forward to working with and supporting all our Seniors for 2019 and their elected Captains and House Leaders, to make 2019 a year where they can leave a legacy for others to follow.
St Edmund's College Captains and Senior House Leaders for 2019
College Captains - Logan Atkins, Nicholas Rumpf, Lachlan Stacey, Benjamin Thomas
Senior House Leaders -
Ambrose - Jack Field, Jiiah Paton
Callan - Jackson Asquith, Jordan Hudspith
Elliott - Sebastian Howie, Luke Parsons
Finn - Matthew Kelk, Finlay Lynch
Ignatius - Thomas Hall, Luke Thorne
Morgan - Blair Chisholm, Anthony Gatti
Rice - Cameron McAndrew, Logan Spark
Treacy - Vaughan Eadie, Bailey Scaroni
Photos of the Week
2019 College Captains and Senior House Leaders
A Walk to Remember - 9 November 2018
Please be informed that today is Mrs Carmel James last day before she goes on leave for the rest of the year. We wish Mrs James all the very best for an extended Christmas break. Congratulations to Mrs Debra Whyte who has been appointed as Acting Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning while Mrs James is on leave. We also farewell and thank Mr Lachlan Marshall who has been with us this Term during the absence of Mr David Mills who returns next week after a period of leave. I take this opportunity to acknowledge the leadership of Mr Dan Meehan who has been in the role of Acting Morgan House Dean while Mr Mills has been on leave. I will endeavour to keep you updated with more staffing news in the coming weeks.
Please keep in your prayers our Seniors of 2018 as they finish final exams and have their final week at the College before taking the next step in their life’s journey beyond St Edmund’s College.
Live Jesus in our hearts, forever.
Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal