Newsletter February 2, 2018

This week

Principal's Office

The Principal

Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends

On Wednesday night I was pleased to witness one of our Year 7 boys happily hold open a door to allow a group of parents and students to pass through on their way out of a classroom, after one of the House Deans’ presentations as part of the Year 7 Information Night. His gentlemanly act did not go unnoticed by the appreciative parents passing by. With his proud Mum and Dad by his side I asked how his first two weeks at Eddies was going. Somewhat ironically he beamed with joy as he spoke about trialling for the Volleyball team … unsuccessfully. You see his focus was not about not making the team but on being given the opportunity to be considered. What a brilliant attitude, I thought. I was looking at a champion in the making. This young man in just two weeks had grasped and demonstrated two important Eddies’ ideals – to put others first and to see all experiences, whether they lead to success or not, as growth opportunities. Well done!

The Three Big Rocks for 2018

Next week we will officially launch the College’s Strategic Directions and Priorities for the next three years. The infographic which follows captures the essence of our new strategic directions and priorities. Its Celtic design and crucifix motif points to our Irish Catholic heritage and the circular intertwining pattern helps to express the importance of connection and relationship, as well as being a stylised reference to the Bremer River to emphasise our link to the Ipswich community. In the coming weeks, following the official launch which will coincide with our Year 12 Induction on Monday February 5, a booklet and cover letter will be mailed to each Eddie’s family providing more detailed explanation.

For now I wish to highlight the three underpinning themes or ‘big rocks’ that define our strategic intent. These are: Identity, Improvement and Community. We will talk about these themes a lot in the coming weeks, months and years and they will surely shape how we intend delivering a dynamic, innovative and relevant educational program for each of the Eddies’ young men in our care. I look forward to continuing this discussion with you as we strive to work together to educate your son in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice.

2018 AIC Sport Begins

Tomorrow the first round of the Associated Independent Colleges (AIC) competition begins with Cricket and Volleyball. Our swimmers have also been busy preparing for the AIC Swimming Carnival which is coming up on 5 March.

Yesterday, I, along with fellow AIC Principals, Sports Masters and a representation of students from each school, attended the official AIC Ecumenical Service at St Laurence’s College to launch the 2018 AIC season. Our competition is indeed unique in Queensland, and indeed in Australia, in that its Mission is inspired by Christian values with a focus on participation, enjoyment and fellowship. In this newsletter is the AIC Sport Agreed Student Guidelines Behaviour Directive that was developed yesterday by the student representatives and endorsed by the Principals. Please take the time to read this and discuss it with your son. It clearly articulates the expectations of players, spectators and host schools. To all our young men competing tomorrow and throughout the year, we wish you well as you don the blue-and-white and represent our College with purpose and pride.

Farewell

Today we farewelled Maria Bogie who has retired after thirty-two years of dedicated service to St Edmund’s College. Maria has given of her time and energy as the Library Technician. We wish her well in her well-deserved retirement.

Prayers

Please keep in your prayers the family of Shaquille Hosea Mason Matekoraha Eruera, a former student of St Edmund’s College from the class of 2009, who tragically died in an accident at Fernvale over the Australia Day long weekend. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to his partner and two children. May Shaquille rest in eternal peace in God’s loving embrace.

Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal

The Deputy

Mission & Community

Mission and Community

Today I spent time during lunch break with a group of Year 10 students. These young men came to my office earlier in the week to offer their assistance.

They weren’t fussed by what needed to be done, they were just happy to help. I gratefully took up their offer and employed their energies to assist with the lunch time fundraising venture of soft drink sales. It was wonderful to see the way they engaged with students from all year levels while serving the community. This is just one example of how I have seen our students truly live the ‘Eddies’ Men Can’ mantra on a daily basis. It makes me proud to be part of the St Edmund’s community.

Year 12 Induction Liturgy and Retreat Day - Monday 5 February

This Monday is a big day for our Senior students. Beginning in the morning with the Induction Liturgy (9.00am), the Year 12 students are to meet on the front lawn in full winter uniform. Following the Induction Liturgy, the College will store the Seniors’ blazers in the Uniform Shop. These can be collected on Tuesday.

As it will be hot on Monday, it is highly recommended that the students bring a change of casual clothes to wear during the Retreat program in the second half of the day, allowing their school shirt, pants and tie to remain fresh for the formal dinner in the evening. Corporal Mark Donaldson VC will be our speaker following dinner and he is sure to impress our young men.

The day will end at Brothers Leagues Club, Wildey Street, Raceview. All Year 12 students need to be picked up at 8.50pm from there. They will not be able to catch public transport home.

Commissioning of Year 7 and New Students

At today’s whole school assembly, we commissioned our Year 7 and new students to the College. A number of the Year 7s took up the daunting task of leading the whole school prayer for the occasion. They demonstrated great confidence and spoke articulately on behalf of their year level. Below is the blessing they received from the College community.

Blessing for Year 7 and New Students

Lord bless these young men as they begin their journey at St Edmund’s College.

Give us strength and compassion to walk with them as they face challenges and achieve success.

May they be blessed with wisdom and courage to make the most of every opportunity.

We give thanks for the gifts, talents, skills and blessings they bring to our community. Guide them always to be strong, kind and gentle men.

We ask this through Jesus, Amen.

Marysia Rice, Assistant Principal Mission and Community

Teaching & Learning

Teaching and Learning

IMPROVEMENT AND THE LIBRARY LEARNING HUB The Library Learning Hub will commence next week for students in Years 10, 11 and 12. The library will be open from 3.00pm to 5.00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with afternoon tea provided.

A co-ordinator will be present and two tutors will be in attendance each day. I encourage as many students as possible to seize this opportunity to engage with their learning at school with their peers and with assistance available. Educational research supports that one of the significant ways to learn and improve is through collaboration with other students.

Years 11 and 12

This week I delivered a presentation to Year 11 students about their entry into Senior Schooling, the importance of making subject changes now if students need to, and the importance of students viewing Year 11 as their being on "L-Plates" for their Senior learning. They must learn the requirements of their subjects, their criteria and how to meet them - making mistakes will be part of this learning process. This is crucial to success in Year 12.

The Year 11 "Learning To Succeed" Conference is on Tuesday 13 February at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Ipswich Campus. It is most important that a parent attends the evening session with their son. Students have received letters, with permission slips needing to be returned to the Student Office.

The Year 12 "Touching The Future" Conference is being held at the USQ Ipswich Campus on Thursday 15 February. Students have received letters and the permission forms need to be returned to the Student Office. There is a Parent Evening on the same day at the University. It is most important that a parent attends this evening session with their son.

Year 7

I was pleased to see many parents at the Year 7 Parent Evening. Thank you to parents for your attendance and as was stated on the evening, it is our partnership that will make for the best future for your sons.

Best wishes.

Carmel James, Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning

Students

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Assistant Principal Students. My name is Mr Shannon Lee and I have been looking forward to joining this community since my appointment in the middle of last year.

There has been much to take in during these first few weeks. What has stood out for me most has been the welcoming nature of all the staff, students and parents I have encountered. It is obvious I have joined a wonderful community.

Throughout these first few weeks the Deans and I have been busily finalising the student formation program and fine-tuning our restorative practices. It has been exciting to watch these two projects launch during the first full week with the boys.

Eddies’ Men Can – Formation Program

This week marked the beginning of the new ‘Eddies’ Men Can’ student formation program. The program is a sequential framework used to develop ‘The Eddies’ Man’. Imbedded in the EREA Touchstones it maps the formation journey of our students. Each year level is based on a theme and is linked to the Charism of Edmund Rice.

Additional time during Home Room on Mondays and Wednesdays has been allocated for the program. Throughout the year the students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events and activities linked to their theme during this time called ‘Eddies’ Men Can Time’. The program begins holistically with all the boys having the opportunity to be a ‘Brother to Another’. This is one of the main initiatives within the program whereby every student will be either a big or a little brother to another. Within each Homeroom the boys have been paired with their brother: Year 7 with Year 10, Year 8 with Year 11, and Year 9 with Year 12. The students will share this formation journey together for three years before either graduating as Year 12s or becoming a ‘Big Brother’ as Year 9s to a new Year 7. I am very excited about the program and would like to thank the Deans for their hard work in 2017 to have this ready for this year. I am looking forward to watching it take shape throughout the year.

Restorative Practices

I would like to take this opportunity to remind our community that our behaviour and pastoral care processes at St Edmund’s College are founded on restorative practices. This means our focus is on repairing relationships. A significant emphasis when working with the boys is on understanding who and how others have been affected by misbehaviour and then how to go about making things right. Our aim is to develop self-aware young men who are able to take responsibility for their behaviour.

We also recognise that disruptive behaviour within the classroom can limit the learning opportunities of others. Therefore, to support both staff and students we have developed a clear process for managing disruptive behaviour within the classroom. On Monday 29 January a member of the College Leadership Team spoke to each year level about these changes. Every boy in the school should now be aware of the expectation of their classroom conduct and the process that will be followed if things are not going well. I will continue to give you updates in this area throughout the term. Should you have any questions about the process please feel free to contact your son’s Dean who will be able to explain it to you.

Lastly, good luck to all the boys who are representing the College this weekend. I will be out at Iona to watch the Cricket and Volleyball, please come and introduce yourself. I look forward to meeting you throughout the year.

Shannon Lee, Assistant Principal Students

SEC Cultural

Welcome back to what will be a big year for the Performing Arts Department at the College.

There are sure to be many highlights throughout this year including the College Musical, Performing Arts Nights, Primary School Tour and the Cultural Showcase. There is a large number of ensembles for students to enjoy, so be sure to get involved to join in the fun of making music.

Year 7 Talent Identification Day

All Year 7 students participated in the Talent Identification Day process last week. This was a chance for them to hear information about the Instrumental Music and Co-Curricular (Music) programs at the College. They were also given a short musical aptitude test as part of this process. From this process I selected the students who are suitable for the Instrumental program. These students were given an information note earlier this week for parents to complete and return to either myself in Room K205 or the Student Office by Tuesday week (13/2) at the very latest so that lesson timetables can be completed and the lessons can get underway. Any Year 7 students who did not receive a note are welcome to see me in my office in Room K205 to collect one if they would really like to learn an instrument.

College Choirs - Rehearsals - Sunday 18/2

Our first musical event will take place on Sunday 18 February. There will be choir rehearsals for the College Choir (10:30am to 12:30pm) and the Combined Colleges’ Choir (1:30pm to 3:30pm). It is very important that all students attend these rehearsals as we will be working on the 2018 repertoire to be performed at various events. All students involved in either of these ensembles have received a note with more information.

‘Here’s to a wonderful year ahead!’

Mr Tim Kirkwood, Director of Music

Assistant Principal Students

Career News

Careers

Welcome to returning and new parents to 2018. Careers information will be provided weekly in this newsletter, as well as the posting of the Options Career Bulletin (a fortnightly information subscription) on EDE. Important snippets from the Bulletin will appear in this newsletter.

Getting Ready for 2018

A checklist for study in 2018

It is the start of a new school year. This is the perfect time to polish your study skills. The following checklist will help get you started:

  • Learning environment: find a place to study without distractions. It should be somewhere quiet, without a TV, music, computer or mobile phone
  • Focus and structure: consider studying the hard subjects first, when you’re most alert and focused
  • Time management: have a specific time of the day for studying and make it the same time every day if possible. Let friends and family know your allocated daily study time, and ask them not to disturb you. Put your study schedule on the fridge
  • Concentration and breaks: work out how long you can concentrate before you lose focus. It’s going to be different for everyone, so keep track of your ideal concentration time. Then take breaks when you’re approaching your limit. Limit breaks to five minutes
  • Preparation: ensure you have everything you need close by (e.g. books, notes, pens, pads, etc.)
  • Healthy Eating: avoid eating a large meal before studying, as it can make you drowsy
  • Get started: start studying when you say you will. Delaying the start will only make the task harder
  • One thing at a time: multitasking may sound smart, but it means you’re not giving each task your full attention
  • Get in early: never study too close to going to sleep. Give yourself at least half an hour of relaxation before turning in. Sleep is essential to achieving your best

Defence News

Australian Defence Force (ADF) GAP Year

Want a gap year with a difference? Consider joining the Australian Defence Force (Army, Navy or Air Force) for a year. This is an excellent way of trying out a Defence job and to gain a real insight into a career in the services. The ADF Gap Year program applications for 2019 will open in March 2018. You can register your interest in the program on the ADF Gap Year website to receive updates.

Upcoming Events:

01/03/2018 ADF Gap Year Applications (open in March 2018)

https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/students-and-educat...

Australian Defence Force (ADF) Work Experience

Thinking of applying for the ADF when you finish school? As joining the ADF is a lifestyle decision not just an occupational decision, it is essential that you explore this career option thoroughly. One way to do this is through work experience. Visit the Defence Work Experience Program website to look for work experience options in Queensland. Applications are available on the site. You should discuss your interest in an ADF work experience program with your school Guidance Counsellor before applying.

Australian Defence Force Information Sessions

Stay informed about important upcoming Queensland and National ADF events and information sessions by visiting their Defence Jobs.

Further information about these events and Army Reserve Information Sessions can be accessed on the ADF Facebook site.

Defence Jobs website

The Defence Jobs website is your first port of call for information about jobs with the Australian Army, Navy and Air Force. You can use the site to answer the following questions:

Can I join the ADF? You can check out specific information regarding eligibility requirements including:

  • Quick Eligibility Check
  • Your Commitment
  • Citizenship
  • Age and Gender
  • Health and Fitness
  • Behaviour and Appearance

Planning for Employment

Job clusters: A new way of looking at jobs

The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) researched 1,000 occupations and found there were seven large job clusters based on similar skills wanted by employers. These clusters are:

  • The Artisans (builders and maintainers)
  • The Generators (sellers and servers)
  • The Coordinators (balance the books and do repetitive tasks)
  • The Informers (teach and provide information)
  • The Designers (use expertise to construct or engineer things)
  • The Carers (improve the wellbeing of others)
  • The Technologists (understand and manipulate digital technology).
  • The implications of this way of looking at jobs are:
  • The skills you get from working in one job could, on average, be transferred to 13 other jobs. Consequently, it is important to recognise the skills you have and understand their transferability.
  • With seven new job clusters, you could choose a cluster based on your strengths and interests rather than on one dream job.
  • You could get a ‘foot-in-the-door’ to a job cluster through an entry level job in the cluster.
  • Some job clusters have stronger prospects than others. It would be wise to consider clusters with strong prospects and jobs that are most likely to grow.
  • You could develop a portfolio of skills that will give you a broad range of options within the type of work you want to do in the future. This could future proof your employment.

Read FYA’s full report, The New Work Mindset, to see examples of jobs within job clusters and the transferable skills they share. The FYA has developed a fun quiz @ https://www.fya.org.au/2016/12/09/quiz-can-we-gues... to identify a job cluster for you based on how you respond to the quiz. If nothing else, it will help you understand the job cluster concept. After you complete the quiz, read ‘What the blazes should I study so I can get a job in the future?’ for more about job clusters.

Skill Shortages in Queensland

Something to consider when exploring future jobs, is employment prospects (i.e. what are your chances of getting a job when you finish your education or training program). One step in this process is to explore the current skill shortage areas in Queensland.

Skill shortages occur when employers can’t fill, or have difficulty filling, vacancies. The latest Queensland skill shortage information (for 2016-2017) from the Commonwealth Department of Jobs and Small Business includes the following jobs.

State-wide shortages:

  • Architect
  • Sonographer
  • Optometrist
  • Motorcycle Mechanic
  • Panel beater
  • Bricklayer
  • Painting Trades Worker
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Butchers and Smallgoods Makers
  • Veterinarian
  • Audiologist
  • Construction Estimator
  • Locksmith
  • Stonemason
  • Glazier
  • Solid Plasterer
  • Roof Tiler
  • Wall and Floor Tiler
  • Telecommunications Trades Workers
  • Baker
  • Pastry cook
  • Arborist
  • Hairdresser

Regional Queensland shortages (in addition to state-wide shortages):

  • Accountants
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
  • Hospital and Retail Pharmacist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Midwife
  • Automotive Electrician
  • Motor Mechanic (General)
  • Sheetmetal Trades Worker
  • Fitter
  • Fibrous Plasterer
  • Chef
  • Child Care Worker
  • Radiocommunications Technician

For other skill shortage information, visit:

Australia-wide occupational skill shortages @ https://www.jobs.gov.au/occupational-skill-shortag...

Trades included in the national skills needs list @ https://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/publi...

Tertiary Updates

Head Start at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

USQ’s Head Start program gives students in Years 10, 11 and 12 an opportunity to study a university subject while still at school. Successful completion of certain subjects could lead to guaranteed entry and academic credit into related degrees at USQ. The closing date for applications for Semester 1, 2018 is 5 February 2018. On campus Orientation events will be held at the Springfield Campus on 14 February 2018 and Toowoomba Campus on 15 February 2018, with RSVPs due 12 February 2018. Find out more by visiting the Head Start website.

News from Griffith University

Explore Griffith – Start your exploration of Griffith University on the Study at Griffith webpage. Learn about Griffith campuses and courses, university life and much more.

Tertiary Preparation Workshop for music students – This workshop can help you prepare for the theoretical and practical requirements of the audition process when you apply for tertiary courses later this year. It will be held on 2-6 July 2018 at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, South Bank. For more information and to apply, visit the website.

Career Spotlight

Interested in security or policing as a career?

There are several employing organisations you can investigate. These include:

  • Queensland Police Recruiting
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Australian Defence Force
  • Australian Secret Intelligence Service
  • Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
  • Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection
  • Queensland Corrective Services
  • Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol

When you are exploring these websites, you can investigate:

  • What are the jobs (and job titles) used by the organisation?
  • That are the duties undertaken in these jobs?
  • Entry requirements – age, education level, tests required, physical/medical requirements, criminal checks, drivers licence, etc.
  • If you get the job, do you have to live away from home?
  • Do they recommend you do specific university or TAFE courses?
  • Would having a second language be an advantage?
  • What is the recruitment process?
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Can you contact the organisation by email from the website for other questions you might have?

Mr Mark Currie, Head of Department, Careers

General

Music and Cultural

Sport

AIC SPORT - Agreed Student Guidelines Behaviour Directive 2018

BACKGROUND The Associated Independent Colleges (AIC) sport is an alliance of like-minded schools that aim to foster healthy competition, mutual respect and encourage harmonious relationships between member schools. The association provides a platform for young men to participate in inter-school competitions, with a view to foster a spirit of fellowship, founded on Christian values.

Purpose

The purpose of this directive is to outline a number of key behaviours that students from each member school will adhere to when competing against other member schools. This document serves as an agreed guideline which is endorsed and encouraged for implementation and use at each school.

Method (our role today)

The following agreed behaviours will be adhered to when member schools compete:

  • Equality, honesty and respect during games between both teams and officials. Players, captains and coaches shake hands, thank referees. Captains/leaders/coaches lead by example through reinforcing respectful behaviour to other schools and supporters
  • Pre- and post-game promotion is respectful and supportive from both sides in that we are all one AIC community. Positive post-match interactions (conversations, shake hands, acknowledgment of players)
  • Captains monitor group chats online to prevent negative online behaviour
  • Code of conduct for supporters is advertised on game day (signage/PA system/TVs)
  • Positive cheering and behaviours – focus chants on the game, not the opposition. Penalties for negative cheering (such as other schools perform shhhhhhhhh). Captains to take account of cheering
  • Spirit Captains and School Captains to meet at least once per term (facilitated on rotation basis)
  • Leadership group welcoming the opposition school (main game/start of day)
  • Strong encouragement for positive coaching
  • Schools be responsible for cleaning up rubbish on-field and in dressing rooms etc.
  • Leaders aware that they are leaders for all AIC schools not just their own (helping others)
  • Incidents discussed and resolved post-game as soon as possible (all stakeholders know what happened and prevent next time)
  • Open up professional dialogue between schools (Head of Schools/Pastoral Leaders/ Heads of Sport) if these guidelines are not adhered to by other schools.

Recommendations to AIC

  • AIC create a page for each weekend /regulate to prevent online negatives behaviours
  • Refs ensuring players accountable for own actions (teams to apologise/shake hands)
  • Stronger penalties for descent, altercations, AIC guidelines for consequences.

Endstate

Students from each member school act in accordance with the agreed behaviours above and as a result, participate in a safe, welcoming AIC community that embodies the spirit of the association.

SEC SPORT

Last Saturday we had our first Saturday fixtures for the year playing trial games against St Peter’s Lutheran College in Volleyball and Cricket. These trials gave our coaches a great opportunity to have a look at players in a competitive environment to assist with team selections for Round 1 against Iona College on Saturday.

After a short Week 1, we now settle into routine training schedules for Volleyball and Cricket, both of which can be found on EDE and the College App, along with the fixtures for Saturday.

Swimming is also running for St Edmund’s students on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Again, specific information can be found on the College App. Best of luck to all players and coaches this weekend.

AIC VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball players are reminded to purchase the new Wolfpack Crew Socks from the Uniform Shop for $10 by Round 1 (Saturday 3 February).

AIC CRICKET

Teams for the Iona Round 1 fixtues have been announced and placed on EDE and the Sports Noticeboards. A reminder that students need to purchase the College Cricket Shirt from the Uniform Shop as soon as possible if they do not have one already. Best of luck to all Cricketers on Saturday.

Parents who could assist with the running of a small drinks canteen at Tivoli Sports Complex are asked to contact Max Luxton at the College by email: mluxton@sec.qld.edu.au – Thanks.

WESTERN DISTRICT SPORTS TRIALS

A friendly reminder that ‘Western District’ has now replaced the old ‘Ipswich Independent District’ or ‘Ipswich District’. Students need to ensure they keep themselves informed of upcoming trials and visit the Sports Office in sufficient time to receive paperwork to trial for Western District. All the information can be found on the ‘District and Regional Sport’ page on EDE under Co-Curricular.

Mr Max Luxton, Director of Sport

PLEASE NOTE:
  • All Sport information, including training schedules and fixtures can be found on the College Website or the College Intranet: EDE.
  • Username and passwords are currently being emailed to the registered email addresses of all Year 7 families and new families to the College. This information should be received before the end of next week.
  • The St Edmund’s College APP can be downloaded at Google Play or iTunes.

AIC SPORT Term 1 2018

Congratulations to the members of the First Cricket and Volleyball teams who were presented to the College assembly today by Mr Steve Burton, Queensland, Australian, International Volleyball and St Edmund’s Volleyball Coach since 2002.

CRICKET

Zeb Townsley (C)

Oliver Schmidt (V/C)

Max Banditt

Harrison Brown

Blair Chisholm

Tyron Daniells

Regan Griffiths

Christopher Johansson

Riley Long

Dylan McAteer

Jac McQueen

Nathan Meier

Billy Sheppard

Patrick Towne

VOLLEYBALL

Cameron Kelland (C)

Riley Baxter

Lachlan Payne

Ethan Robinson

Nicholas Rumpf

Lachlan Swincer

Benjamin Thomas

Jude Thomas

Matthew Truelove

Charlie Vince

Cooper Ward

Thanks to the following appointed Cricket and Volleyball Coaches/Coordinators:

Cricket Coaches

Coordinator Mr M Luxton

1st XI Mr Tony Potbury (Coach)/Mr J de Beer (Manager)

2nd XI Mr Luke McNamara/Mr W Warren

3rd XI Mr Cade Banditt/Mr W Warren

9A Mr Mr M Luxton

8A Mr Shane Reinke

8B Mr M Yates

7A Mr D O’Connell

7B Mr Lachlan Biljy

7C Mr J Dunne

Volleyball Coaches

Senior Coordinator Mr D Robinson

Junior Coordinator Mr M Podolak

1st VI Mr T Hill

2nd VI Mr D Mills

3rd VI Mr P Reeves

11A Mr D Robinson

11B Mr N Manttan

10A Mr Steven Burton

10B Mr D Meehan

10C Mr J Broadbent

9A Mr M Podolak

9B Mr R Roy

9C Mr Jeremy Cowles

8A Mr M Aiken

8B Mr C de Waard

8C Mr A Montgomery

7A Mr M Podolak

7B Mr L Wilson

7C Mr M Steffens

7D Ms N Teitzel

Congratulations to the following Senior students who were presented to the College assembly today.

Jack Rathjen and Dylan Smith – 2018 Swimming Captains

Tasman Pearl – 2018 Debating Captain

Clayton Wesener - 2018 Performing Arts Captain

AIC CRICKET Fixtures VS Iona College - Round 1, 3 February 2018

FIRSTS 9:30am Home Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field No 1, Church Street, Tivoli Turf

SECONDS 1:00pm Home Tivoli Sporting Complex, Field No 2, Church Street, Tivoli Turf

THIRDS 1:00pm Home St Edmund’s College, Mulkerin Oval, Woodend Turf

9A 8:15am Away Iona College, Davine Oval, 85 North Road, Lindum Turf

8A 1:00pm Away Iona College, Davine Oval, 85 North Road, Lindum Turf

8B 1:00pm Away Iona College, McCarthy Oval, 85 North Road, Lindum Turf

7A 1:00pm Away Iona College, Harron Oval, 85 North Road, Lindum Turf

7B 8:15am Away Iona College, Harron Oval, 85 North Road, Lindum Turf

7C 11:15am Away Iona College, Fuller Oval, 85 North Road, Lindum Syn.

AIC VOLLEYBALL Fixtures - Round 1 Vs Iona College, 3 February 2018

FIRSTS 12 noon Home St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Show Court, Woodend

SECONDS 11:00am Home St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 1, Woodend

THIRDS 9:00am Home St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 1, Woodend

11A 10:00am Home St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 1, Woodend

11B 8:15am Home St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 1, Woodend

10A 11:00am Home St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 2, Woodend

10B 10:00am Home St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 2, Woodend

10C 9.00am Home St Edmund’s College, College Hall, Court 2, Woodend

9A 12 noon Away Iona College, Court 1, 85 North Road, Lindum

9B 11:00am Away Iona College, Court 1, 85 North Road, Lindum

9C 11:00am Away Iona College, Court 2, 85 North Road, Lindum

8A 10:00am Away Iona College, Court 1, 85 North Road, Lindum

8B 9:00am Away Iona College, Court 1, 85 North Road, Lindum

8C 8:15am Away Iona College, Court 1, 85 North Road, Lindum

7A 10:00am Away Iona College, Court 2, 85 North Road, Lindum

7B 9:00am Away Iona College, Court 2, 85 North Road, Lindum

7C 8:15am Away Iona College, Court 2, 85 North Road, Lindum

7D 9:00am Away Iona College, Court 3, 85 North Road, Lindum

BUS INFORMATION

Bus for 7D, 7C, 7B, 7A, 8C, 8B, 8A, 9C, 9B and 9A departs SEC at 7:00am and returns at 2:30pm approximately.

Tuckshop

Tuckshop - Week 3

Mon 5 Feb: M Glen, K Horsfall, K Bilyj.

Tue 6 Feb: K McKew, A Harding.

Wed 7 Feb: D Schmidt, C Sammut.

Thu 8 Feb: D Sanders, T Suthers, A Antonio.

Fri 9 Feb: L Wesener, H Marsh, J Marsh, C Abel.

School News

School News

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

Uniform Shop

Notices

Sponsors

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