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06.04.18 General
Uniform Shop School Holidays Opening Hours
Cowan and Lewis - College Uniform Suppliers School Holiday Trading Hours On the first day of Term 2, all students must wear their full winter uniform including College blazer, tie and long trousers.  Please see the flyer below for the Uniform Shop's school holiday trading hours
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03.04.18 Mission & Identity
Easter Liturgy
The tradition of sharing our Holy Thursday celebration with St Joseph’s College to remember the significance of Easter continued this year. Once again the ERC was packed with students, staff and parents from both Colleges. The highlight this year was the presence of the Year of Youth Cross which was a focus throughout the liturgy. We also thank Old Boy of the College Mr Matt French for his personal sharing which the students found interesting. This was a solemn ceremony of prayer, song, and drama. The Passion of Christ is followed by witnessing the Stations of the Cross. Year 10 students were outstanding in presenting the final days of Jesus. This year for the first time, the students from St Joseph’s performed a liturgical dance and it was excellent. The musicians on the day, under the guidance of music staff 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 especially Mrs Green who did such a wonderful job coordinating the liturgy.   [smallgallery fooid="11247"] [embed]https://youtu.be/pov-ZC_YGBE?rel=0&modestbranding=1[/embed]      
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22.03.18 Sport
Year 7 and 8 Cross Country
This year the Cross Country was run and won on Friday 26 March. The weather was good to us and a bright blue sky was the back drop for a great event. The students competed with great enthusiasm and a very enjoyable atmosphere generated a fun filled afternoon. Again, the Year 11 Sport Coaching class organised and coordinated the event with the assistance of staff in and around the College at various checkpoints. A challenging 2.5km course awaited the students. The day is used as a selection trial for our Junior Cross Country team to contest the BBSSSA Cross Country (Friday 4 May - Week 1 Term 2). The Top Ten placegetters in each age group (Under 12-14) have been selected. Results on the day included: Place Under 12 House Under 13 House Under 14 House 1st Tahj Werner White Michael Holmes Green Gabe Scott White 2nd Keenan White Red Jayden Redfern White Ryan Green Red 3rd Ben Blunt Green Kieran Diamond Red Noah Hamilton Red Spillane (Red House) won the House Competition, continuing their great start to the year. They were followed by Doolan, Knights and Shanahan with valuable points going toward the House Cup for 2018. [smallgallery fooid="11050"]
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22.03.18 Sport
BBSSSA Swimming Carnival
It was an early morning start. The main goal; to bring home as many ribbons and medals as any one school could achieve. We did not disappoint. By the end of the carnival there were a number of individual wins (and a few losses). Among the highlights of the day were; the Eddies relay teams winning four out of the seven relays. Daniel McLoughlin won Under 14 Age Champion and Jacob Curcio won Under 16 Age Champion. At the completion of the BBSSSA Carnival, St Edward's won the Junior Boys and Intermediate Boys divisions as well as the overall carnival with a score of 386 followed by St Peters on 363. Thank you to all the boys in the swim team; you not only gave 100% in the water, but you were true representatives of the College. Thank you to those boys who helped with timing. And a big thank you to the mums and dads who came down to support not only their sons but the rest of the team as well. Squad Members Junior (12, 13 and 14 Years) Toby Armstrong Harley Dimech Nicholas Green Ryan Green Aymn Hamilton Kai Hodson Nathan Irvine Daniel McLoughlin Fletcher Moore Jayden Redfern Riley Seers Calan Tucker Tahj Werner Keenan White Intermediate (15 and 16 Years) Joel Barry Jacob Curcio Kyle Graham Riley Marotta Beau Newlands Matthieu Williams Senior (17+ Years) Harry Carpenter Finn Flaherty Timothy Scherer James Walker BBSSSA Swimming Results 2018  
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21.03.18 Curriculum
Latest News and Opportunities from Careers/VET
White Card Success Congratulations to the 74 students who successfully completed The General Construction Induction (White Card) training through The Master Builders Association. This course was a mandatory component of their VET course and now enables them to go out on their work placement next term.  Classes going out on work placement next term are: Year 11 Construction, Hospitality and, Metal and Engineering. Parents will shortly receive documentation, through their son explaining the process and a work placement record that requires parent's signature. Post School Options Presentations To assist students make informed decisions about their career pathway choice, St Edward's College has organised four presentations during lunch time for interested Year 10, 11 and 12 students on the following days: Monday 9 April – Australian Defence Force (Trades and degrees) Tuesday 10 April – Apprenticeships and Traineeships Wednesday 11 – Newcastle University Thursday 12 – TAFE Presentations will commence at 12.45 pm and conclude by 1.15 pm each day and will take place in the ERC Foyer Parents are warmly invited to attend the presentations. On arrival, parents must sign in and out of the College via Reception. Interested in Studying Medicine? Information sessions for Year 11 and 12 students who  are interested in studying Medicine at the University of Newcastle are available on Monday 28 May between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm.  In the Education Auditorium at Gosford Hospital, presented by Dr Amanda Dawson, Clinical Dean of the Central Coast Medical School.  To secure your seat please email Ms Dignam, Careers/VET Coordinator  jdignam@stedwards.nsw.edu.au April School Holidays - Courses and Workshops Available Free Career Taster Day -  An opportunity to get a taste for a career before you commit to a course. The Career Taster Day will give students an experiential snapshot of the career they are considering. Whether that be as a content creator, digital designer, sports publicist, digital journalist or an entrepreneur (to name a few). Course will take place on 19 April 2018.  RSVPs essential! https://goo.gl/u2PqTM AIT: Special Effects in Film with After Effects  For those wanting to take their filmmaking skills to the next level, this workshop will help do just that. This 2-day workshop provides students with an introduction to desktop special effects compositing and motion graphics using Adobe After Effects. Course will take place on 16-17 April 2018, 10.30 am to 5.00 pm. This workshop is ideal for HSC students working on film projects. More information http://www.ait.edu.au/events/short-courses/sydney-workshops AIT: Unity AI/VR and Game Development  (Beginners-Intermediate Level) Are you interested in making smart artificial intelligence? Do you like making video games? Master the art of game development and integrate AI in this intensive two-day workshop. Learn how to use Unity3D, the most popular software in the game development industry. Course will take place on 18-19 April 2018.  More information http://www.ait.edu.au/events/short-courses/sydney-workshops AIT: VR and Game Development  (Advanced Level).  If you’ve already gained some experience in Game Development and Unity, take your skills to the next level. In this advanced workshop, there will be a great focus on Virtual Reality! Let’s see what you can do in one day! Course will take place on 20 April 2018, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.  More information http://www.ait.edu.au/events/short-courses/sydney-workshops AIT: 2D Animation with Toon Boom Harmony 26th-27th April. AIT has been well known for its creative and talented 2D Animation graduates, and we are very excited to announce that we have put together amazing workshop! Over 2-days the students will have the opportunity to participate in the creation of an animated short story in collaboration with a group of other creative animators. On 26-27 April 2018, 11.00 am to 5.30 pm.  More informationhttp://www.ait.edu.au/events/short-courses/sydney-workshops First Aid, White Card, RSA & RCG courses on school campus. On Campus course delivery, anywhere in NSW. First Aid, White Card, RSA and RCG Call 0243823055 email info@coastalohs.com https://www.coastalohs.com AIE Industry Experience Day A great opportunity for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to learn about the game development, 3D animation and visual effects industries. Students will get the opportunity to learn about the different pathways to get into the industry and get creative in practical workshops using industry-standard 3D animation and game development tools. Course will run on Wednesday 18 April 2018. Register now at http://www.aie.edu.au/ied or call 02 8514 880
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21.03.18 Curriculum
Visual Art
Year 11 and 12 Visual Arts as well as the Photography, Video and Digital Media  (PDVM) students visited the Art Gallery of NSW on 20 March to see both the Art Express and Biennale exhibitions. Both exhibitions are a wonderful source of visual and other information and resources that inspire and captivate everyone who sees them. Visual Arts students were able to see first–hand the art of Aunty Marlene Gilson and Roy Wiggan; Indigenous artists we have been studying in class. Year 12 student Andrew Leonard described seeing the artwork in the Gallery as being,  'Very different to seeing artwork in a book or on a worksheet.' He added that, 'Aunty Marlene’s work really does show a different perspective of Australian history  - she documents history rather than glorifies or demonises white people.' Some other highlights for students were realising the size of artwork in real life and the impact that artworks subsequently have – Indigenous works that would not normally be seen by a wider audience can be easily accessed as part of both exhibitions. The Biennale has been a part of both Sydney’s and Australia’s art culture for some time and it showcases contemporary artists and their works in all forms. A popular form is photography and video, so it was wonderful for the PVDM students to be exposed to international artists who use this medium to captivate their audiences. Senior students were also able to see how their peers from other schools have approached their Body of Work for the HSC and were inspired by the technical or conceptual skill found in Art Express entries. Highlights from this exhibition were the use of textiles in traditional artworks, sculptural pieces involving video and exceptional Visual Arts Process Diaries that showcases how students had progressed from a seed of an idea to the fruition of their Body of Work. From the permanent collection at the gallery, students were able to see artworks by some of the world’s greatest painters such as Picasso, Rembrandt, Rubens and Gainsborough. How wonderful to be able to see and even touch some of these priceless pieces! The students will be returning to the Art Gallery later in the year and the Year 12 PVDM students will be heading to Cockatoo Island and Sydney for a photography workshop in Term 2. [smallgallery fooid="10978"]   Highlights from Stage 4 Year 7 and 8 have been working hard to learn new techniques to express their ideas in Art. The theme for this Semester has been H20 – artists who have used the theme of 'Water' in their art making. We have investigated the use of tonal variation in artworks by creating a drawing of water droplets using Graphite and Conte Chalk.  We have also investigated the painting “The Great Wave” by Hokusai and how he created tonal variation using line, shape and colour. Each students was given a segment of the Hokusai painting to recreate using tonal drawing. This was then reassembled on the art room wall. Year 7 and 8's attention then turned to drawing droplets of water – either on Stonehenge paper or grey paper, so that they could demonstrate their skill with tonal variation using charcoal, graphite and white pastel.     Highlights from Stage 5 Years 9 and 10 Visual Arts students have been hard at work creating a Body of Work that represents their learning about Still Life expressed using the Elements and Principles of Design. Examination of the artists Hokusai and Paul Cezanne has motivated the boys to delve deeper into their understanding of both traditional and contemporary art practices. So far, we have created a series of still life images that have appropriated the subject matter and artistic approach of artists – such as using geometric shapes in an overlaying pattern in the background or using those geometric shapes to determine the form of shapes such as apples, found in the art of Janet Fish.         Highlights from Stage 6 Preliminary and HSC students in Visual Arts at St Edward's have been working on their Body of Work for the HSC, which includes Prelimary work as well as Visual Arts Process Diaries. The boys need to showcase their artistic talent and also prove their conceptual strengths by preparing a body of work that demonstrates their skills in drawing, painting or any other media. They also need to be able to clearly state their artistic purpose and concept. Previous St Edward's students have been very successful in Visual Arts as a HSC subject, scoring solid marks in both the Art Making and Art Theory components of the course. It is our aim this year to blitz the field and score higher than ever before as we delve deeper into art theory is new ways, such as using our Visible Learning and Cultures of Thinking models for structuring responses. Visible Learning and Cultures of Thinking The study of Visual Arts lends itself beautifully to visible learning and a tool with which we can break open our understanding of artworks and the concepts and meaning behind them. The walls in the art rooms are no longer static displays of student work but 'prime real estate' for displaying both our art making practice and our thinking about art. Students are no longer passive learners but active ones, sharing their ideas, concepts and understanding about all subjects, not just art. In Art, we establish classrooms where the thinking is valued just as much as the practice. Everyone in our room is a teacher and everyone is responsible for their own learning. The questions we ask ourselves most often are: What makes you say that? How do you know? How does this fit with what we already know? What’s really going on here? What’s another angle on this?
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21.03.18
Year 12 Mid-Term Examinations
Year 12 Mid-Term Examinations commence Tuesday 3 April and conclude Friday 13 April 2018 Please click the link for the timetable: Year 12 Mid-Term Exams  
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19.03.18 Curriculum
Year 8 French
For bonus marks in their recent French assignment, “Visitons la France” (Let’s visit France), Year 8 students were able to create a model of a French icon. The creativity of the students was wonderful, as seen in the following photos. [smallgallery fooid="10815"]
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