20 May 2013 | General Interest
Student SPOTLIGHT showcases our talented students' work and achievements. The work may be a poem they have written, a tray of biscuits they have baked, a conversation in French or work from any faculty, it could also be an outstanding achievement. We are proud of our students and would like to share their success with you.
Paul Shlager in Year 11 has been selected by the RSL and Services Clubs Association to take part in the Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge on 23 September to 4 October this year. Together with 30 other young Australians, Paul will take part in the 10 day trek of the Kokoda trail. Congratulations Paul on your selection, we wish you every success in the 10 day trek.
Mr Speziale's Yr 7 English class produced some excellent examples of Board Games for a recent assessment. The following 7 students had outstanding work: Adam Bing, Toby McNeill, Liam Meggs, Liam Seymour, Aiden Reid, Jack Bertram, Casey Woodford.
Congratulations to Patrick Stone in Year 10 who recently competed in the Surf Life Saving Australian Championships at Kirra Beach. Patrick won bronze in the Board Rescue and made the semi-finals for the Board, Ironman and Tube events. A great result Patrick.
Some outstanding work in Technology and Applied Sciences from Joel Hoban, Alex Chaffer and Riley Friend from Mr Ristuccia's Year 8, Wood class.
We would like to acknowledge our students' community spirit and maturity. In a recent letter to the Central Coast Express, in the Ticks and Crosses section, a reader praised an unknown St Edward's College student who 'picked up the entire contents of a garbage bin that had been spilled across a busy footpath in Frederick Street. He also righted many of the bins which has been left scattered at all angles across the sidewalk and driveways on both sides of the road.'
Although the identity of the student is still unknown, we are proud of our boys and the effort they make to help others in the community.
You can't do any better than 100%! Congratulations to Jack Buffon, Adam Waining and Michael Deacon-Shaw from Mr Samyia's Year 9 Mathematics class, for achieving a perfect score in their recent Year 9 Mathematics common examination. Excellent result boys.
Congratulations to Cody Milne in Year 10, for his outstanding surf life saving skills. Recently Cody took part in a successful surf life saving rescue operation at the Entrance Beach in extremely hazardous surf conditions. The Entrance Surf Club Captain commended Cody on his initiative in this dangerous situation and said 'Cody's demonstrated level of maturity was well beyond his age and critical in ensuring the successful rescue of the two young female swimmers'.
Year 8 English are currently writing biographies. Callum Balneaves, Kye Bonnici and Tyson Cosgrove are to be congratulated on their excellent writing skills.
Congratulations to Lachlan Blake in Year 7 who broke 2 long standing St Edward's College Swimming Records at the recent Swimming Carnival. Lachlan's new records are: U12 50 m Freestyle - 29.62 sec and U12 50 m Backstroke - 34.59 sec. Well done Lachlan.
A very life-like model of the Millau Bridge in southern France was constructed by Luke McDermott in Year 8 for his recent French Assignment. Well done Luke on your outstanding work.
Congratulations to Logan Fisher and Jackson Webb in Year 9 who made some 'perfect' Chocky Rocks in Food Technology this week. Recipe is below.
Joel Surdich and Riley Fisher are two very talented young artists, in Mrs Danckert's Year 9 Visual Art class. They have produced some excellent still life work in pencil and ink. Excellent work boys.
Sy O'Mullane in Year 11, is to be congratulated for the completion of his last Duke of Edinburgh Camp (Gold) at the Barrington Tops. Sy has participated in the Duke of Edinburgh for the last three years with great commitment and strength of character. His last trek was 66 km up hill, an outstanding effort.
Congratulations to Anthony Sparacino in Year 7 for being selected in the Under 12's Central Coast Mariners Team.
Well done to Patrick Stephens in Year 9 who, together with his band 'Enemies with Benefits', won The People's Choice Award, in Battle of the Bands on 21 December. They also performed at the youth music festival in Sydney on Australia Day. A very talented entertainer.
Congratulations to Joshua Duffy-Sykes (Year 12) for winning a very prestigious Blues Award from NSW CCC Sport. Joshua was recognised for his AFL umpiring, having officiated at the NSW CCC Championships, NSW All Schools Championships and National Championships in South Australia. Matthew Dawson (Old Boy Class of 2012) received the most prestigious award, the Vince Villa Award. Matt was chosen above all Blues and Bar recipients as the Vince Villa Award for the Most Outstanding Catholic Secondary Sportsperson of the Year 2012. A previous Blue and Bar winner, Matthew has represented NSW at CCC level, NSW All School Level, and National level. He is currently in the training squad for the World Championships in Spain later in the Year. An outstanding achievement for both of these talented young men.
Our lastest heros, Year 8 students William Hardy, Declan Tancred and Beau Jeffries who made a dramatic rescue off Avoca Beach during the Christmas holidays. The boys were participating in board training when a real life emergency occured, they paddled out to assist in the rescue of two women in grave distress. We are very proud of the three boys' and congratulate them on their heroic actions.
Congratulations to Matthew Greig in Year 9 who recently competed in the Australian Taekwondo Titles. Matthew won two gold and two silver medals and was named the Australian Champion. He has now earned a position on the Australian Taekwondo team and will represent Australia in Seoul, Korea later this year. Great effort Matthew.
Congratulations to Bryson Hawkins of Year 11 for winning the Lions Youth of the Year Competition for the Greenpoint/Avoca Lions Club. Bryson now goes on to the next round of the competition. Bryson overcame a strong group of competitors and his prepared speech on social justice showed his passion, sincerity and acknowledgement of how St Edward's has helped form his values and attitudes to the marginalised of our world.