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10.05.21 Mission & Identity
Year 12 Retreat
Year 12 Retreats at 'Winbourne' Mulgoa The retreats of 2021 will be remembered for the great enthusiasm and involvement of all students who attended. Year 12 were given the opportunity to participate in important spiritual experiences on their three day Retreat amid the peaceful and serene environment of the Mulgoa Retreat Centre. They didn’t waste this opportunity. Thanks to the staff from our College for their dedication to the Retreat program. Many staff from the College were instrumental in leading the boys through reflection, prayer, bushwalks and discussions about ‘Relationships and Consent', ‘What it is to be a Man in the 21st Century’, ‘Goal Setting’, ‘The Importance of Communication’, and their future directions. The celebration liturgy organised by the students was very special as it is the last Retreat for this cohort. Parents and staff should be very proud of the input and maturity shown by Year 12. Our guest speakers for the retreat were Ms Connor and Mrs Abbott-Atchison. They both spoke brilliantly and the boys left with lots to think about. Their talks were informative and inspiring and were well received by the boys. I am confident that these quality experiences will have a lasting effect upon our boys in preparing them for the future. I have no doubt that in years to come, many boys will remember these few days as being very significant in their lives. I thank and congratulate all Year 12 for the quality of their involvement. The staff at Mulgoa were lavish in their praise of these fine young men from St Edward's. They could not speak highly enough of their positive attitude, friendliness, cooperation, courtesy, and willingness to enter completely into the spirit of the Retreat. A typical comment about the boys was, “I can’t get over how well rounded they are, probably because they have been exposed to a variety of social justice experiences.” This particular group is a great credit to their families and the College. A special thank you to Mr McCauley the Year 12 Pastoral Leader, and Mrs Palmer-Brown our Leader of Learning Religious Education, for all the great work they did during these important days of review and reflection. Mr A Beacroft Director of Mission and Identity     [smallgallery fooid="32194"]   [embed]https://youtu.be/ws3gcmBbH7o[/embed]     [embed]https://youtu.be/dAh07c3IBRM[/embed]  
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03.05.21 Mission & Identity
Founder’s Day Mass
The College Founders Day Mass was once again a special day for St Edward's. The students were reverent, respectful and prayerful throughout the ceremony. Mass was presided over by Father Vince Casey, the Parish Priest of Terrigal. Congratulations must go to all our brilliant musicians who performed at Mass.  Students in the band were thoroughly prepared by Mr Toole, Mrs Emmett and Mr Charles. Their performances added so much to the prayerful atmosphere of the mass. The tradition of recognising long serving staff continue at the conclusion of Mass with fifteen staff receiving awards for their long years of service to the College. Mr Sutton made special mention of Mr Massey, Mr Streeting and Mr Moloney for 35 years of service at the College. A big thank you to all who contributed to this wonderful community celebration. Mr Beacroft Director of Mission and Identity     [foogallery id="32105"]   [embed]https://youtu.be/8hk2esv7ux8[/embed]
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27.04.21 Curriculum
SECTV Mother’s Day Edition
Please click the link below for the Mother's Day edition of SECTV, hosted by Michael Holmes and Fletcher Moore.   [embed]https://youtu.be/sN5WkrWW8_I[/embed]
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31.03.21 Curriculum
Years 7 to 12 Learning Conferences – Term 2
At the commencement of Term 2, all students will be provided with an opportunity to complete a Learning Reflection in each of their courses. This reflection will provide the basis for the discussion at the Online Learning Conferences which will be held on Wednesday April 28 (Term 2 Week 2) and Thursday May 13 (Term 2 Week 4). The purpose of these conferences is to allow the boys to articulate how they believe they are progressing in each course and where they may need some further assistance to bring about improvement. This approach is designed to encourage boys to take greater responsibility for their learning and to establish goals for ongoing improvement. It will also be a good opportunity to discuss the Mid-Course assessments for Year 12 and the interim reports for Years 7-11. It is the expectation that all students participate in this online meeting with their parents and that bookings are made at times when students and parents can both attend. Parents will be able to book appointments for either of the evenings that suit.  Please note that conferences will be available for bookings between the hours of 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm and all conferences will be of seven (7) minutes duration. To ensure that students can get home on time, timetabled classes will end at the completion of Period 4 (1:20 pm) and students will be permitted to leave the College early under the following guidelines: Only students who have prior online permission from their parents/carers will be permitted to leave the College early. Students are not permitted to catch public buses prior to 3:15 pm. Students must be either picked up by their parents/carer or walk home. Seniors who have the normal appropriate permissions in place can drive home. If you wish to give permission for your son to leave early, complete the brief online permission form below for each of your sons at St Edward’s. Parents are asked to complete the online permission form by 9:00 am Monday 26 April. Please note: Handwritten notes, emails or permission over the telephone will not be accepted. Permission to leave application form. The Learning Conference bookings will be managed through an internet-based booking system called Parent Teacher On-Line (PTO). It will save time for parents, staff, and students.  Using this system, you will be able to book the conference times that suit you best. The teachers will then contact students at the scheduled time via a Microsoft Teams meeting. This will mean that parents and students will need to be available at booked times with Microsoft Teams open on a device. This process will be explained to students and the process for student reflection will be further explained to students in their classes. Access to the system will be available from Wednesday 21 April at 7.00 pm and will be closed off for bookings the day before interviews. Please see below for the Parent Teacher On-Line link and further instructions If you encounter any problems using PTO, please contact the school office on 4321 6400. Please follow these steps to access the system: Click here to go to the PTO website Click on 'Obtain PIN/Password' (you will need to supply your email address) Enter your email address and click on "Send Email" Check your email in-box for your login details or click on the link in the email Go back to the PTO website, login with the details supplied via email Follow the online instructions to complete the bookings. Please note that in Step 1 of the booking process you will need to select the start date and time by scrolling through the drop-down menu until you reach your desired start time. For additional information please click on the link below Additional Information | pdf  
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25.03.21 Mission & Identity
Easter Liturgy
The tradition of sharing our Holy Week celebration with St Joseph’s to remember the significance of Easter continued this year. Once again the ERC was packed with students and staff from both Colleges. This was a solemn ceremony of prayer, song, and drama. The Passion of Christ is followed by witnessing the Stations of the Cross. Our Year 10 and 12 students were outstanding in presenting the final days of Jesus. The students from St Joseph’s performed a liturgical dance which was reverent and performed to the highest standard. The musicians on the day, under the guidance of the music staffs from both Colleges, produced brilliant performances and created a great atmosphere. Congratulations to all the students who prepared so thoroughly for this wonderful community event. A final thank you to all who contributed to the most important liturgical event on the Christian calendar. Mr Beacroft Director of Mission and Identity   [foogallery id="31818"]   A recording of the Liturgy can be viewed on the St Joseph's College Facebook Page:  Click Here
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15.03.21 Parent Connection
Winter Uniform
College Winter Uniform The College winter uniform must be worn during Terms 2 and 3.  The winter uniform is available for purchase from the College uniform suppliers, Cowan and Lewis at their West Gosford warehouse, Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. The warehouse will be open throughout the school holidays and will only be closed for Good Friday and Easter Monday. Appointments are no longer required. [embed]https://www.stedwards.nsw.edu.au/parent-community/parent-college-uniform/[/embed]    
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05.03.21 Mission & Identity
A Day in the Life of St Edward’s College
A Day in the Life of St Edward's College for Year 6 Students On 4 March the College welcomed, for the day, nearly 300 Year 6 boys representing some 35 primary schools from Brooklyn to Toukley. Feedback from the boys was that they had a great day and enjoyed learning experiences in Science, French, Music, Art, Woodwork, PE and seeing our learning centre/library. They had the opportunity to produce a piece of artwork, a wooden box in woodwork, as well as working in groups to build a paper straw replica of the Eiffel Tower during their French lesson. Please see the images from the day below. Group 1 (Star of the Sea) [smallgallery fooid="30945"]   Group 2 (St John the Baptist, Woy Woy Primary, Woy Woy South Primary, Umina Beach Primary, Ettalong Primary, Holgate Primary) [smallgallery fooid="30986"]   Group 3 (Holy Cross, Copacabana Primary, Wamberal Primary, Bateau Bay Primary,  Avoca Beach Primary) [smallgallery fooid="30262"]   Group 4 (OLR The Entrance, OLR Wyoming, Terrigal Primary) [smallgallery fooid="30540"]     Group 5 (St Patrick's, Central Coast Adventist, Central Coast Grammar, Coast Christian, Point Clare Primary, Empire Bay Primary) [smallgallery fooid="30795"]   Group 6 (Brisbania Primary, Brooklyn Primary, Kariong Primary, Mount Colah Primary, Narara Primary, Niagara Park Primary, St Mary's, Woodport Primary, Gosford Primary, Gosford East Primary, Ourimbah Primary [smallgallery fooid="31049"]
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03.03.21 Sport
College Swimming Selection Carnival
On Tuesday 23 February we finally got the opportunity to run the revised College Swimming Selection Carnival. Sixty-two students registered for events across the six age groups and made their way down to Gosford Pool. An overcast, windy, and chilly day confronted our swimmers. What the carnival lacked in atmosphere, the boys certainly made up for  with their competitive spirit and behaviour on the day. Some fantastic racing took place with several very close heats testing the video replay, which amounted to several discussions from the judges and timekeepers before the results were awarded. The following Age Champions were crowned on the day: Age Group Age Champion House Under 12 Cooper Smith Knights Under 13 Tahj Regattieri Shanahan Under 14 Archie Carpenter Doolan Under 15 Ashton Walters Knights Under 16 Jayden Redfern Doolan Opens Daniel McLoughlin Doolan The modified program allowed us some flexibility with the events we ran on the day. Instead of the usual house relays, we decided to run an all-age relay for each House and a ‘Champions of Champions Race’ that was handicapped for each of our 50 m Freestyle Age Group Champions. While the conditions did not lend themselves to breaking records, the competition between the House Groups was very close. The final outcome saw Doolan (White) being crowned Champions for 2021 in a very close result over Shanahan. The final scores were as follows: Doolan 265 points Shanahan 260 points Knights 233 points Spillane 204 points Congratulations to all our winners who will represent the College at the Broken Bay (BBSSSA) Swimming Carnival at SOPAC, Homebush on Thursday 11 March. Jason Carpenter Leader of Learning – Sport   [foogallery id="30164"]
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