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22.11.22 Mission & Identity
Stepping Outside Their Comfort Zone at Year 10 Camp
Jindabyne was the setting for our camp and it was certainly one that we won’t forget any time soon. The weather was extreme: snow, wind, rain, sun and everything in between! Some of our students walked up one of the highest peaks in Australia with minimal visibility - due to the blizzard-like conditions - and after conquering this 15 km hike they were buzzing with energy. Their adversity was on show and even the staff had to overcome numerous obstacles, with two members ending up in Canberra Hospital due to injuries (they survived). The cycling activity was another test of character as it combined a skills component mixed with long rides through the mountains. Abseiling, raft building, fire building, cooking and myriad other activities provided each boy with opportunities to grow and develop the resilience that comes from an experience such as this.   [smallgallery fooid="41127"]   [smallgallery fooid="41459"]
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21.11.22 Parent Connection
COVID 19 Positive Reporting Link and Correspondence Emailed Home – Term 4
Please see below all correspondence emailed home in Term 4 2022, including COVID information and STUDENT POSITIVE RESULT reporting link.   Please notify the College of a positive student test result via the following link: FORM: Report Positive Student Covid-19 Test   COVID-19 Update and Continued COVID-smart Measures As advised by NSW Health, COVID smart measures continue to be in place and are vital in allowing us to keep our school operational while prioritising student and staff wellbeing. These measures include: Staying home if unwell and/or showing any symptoms Mask-wearing strongly encouraged, particularly when indoors and/or when physical distancing is not possible, and on public transport Using rapid antigen tests (RATs) when showing symptoms or exposed to COVID19 NSW Health are also encouraging everyone in the community to continue to register positive RATS with Service NSW to ensure they receive timely support and advice, including access to Antivirals for those eligible.     Correspondence Sent Home Year 10 Mock Interviews - Sent 28 November 2022 Year 10 Minimum Standards Testing - Sent 21 November 2022 Year 10 Future Ready Program - Sent 10 November 2022 RAP Parent Letter - Sent 17 November 2022 Year 10 2022 Laptop Advice - Sent 10 November 2022 Year 11 2022 Laptop Advice - Sent 10 November 2022 Year 12 2023 Letter to Parents - Sent 9 November 2022 2022 Year 8 Camp Packing List and Information - Sent 9 November 2022 Year 8 Camp Consent Form - Sent 27 October 2022 Work Experience - Year 10 Minimum Standards - Sent 25 October 2022 Year 12 2023, eBook Elevate Education - Sent 20 October 2022 Uniform Compliance - Sent 19 October 2022 Vaccination Letter to Parents - Sent 19 October 2022 Parent Consultation Meetings - Sent 18 October 2022 Year 12 (2023) Parent Information Evening Information - Sent 17 October 2022 Parent COVID Update Term 4 2022 - Sent 17 October 2022 Year 10 Camp Information and Consent Form - Sent 14 October 2022 Student Led Conferences Years 7 to 11 - Sent 11 October 2022      
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15.11.22 Mission & Identity
Movember 2022 Students, old boys and staff have again signed up to support Movember and are attempting to grow some distinguished moustaches and/or moving for the month of November. If you would like to join or support the Eddies Team, you can do so by following this link  Click Here  We are encouraged to see some old boys have also joined the team this year! Let’s celebrate these students for their Movember efforts.  Collectively the boys have raised $444 so far and moved 46 km!  
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15.11.22 Careers/Vocational Education
Alumni Event
On Friday, we hosted a fabulous Alumni Event for our Year 12 (2023) students. Students rotated between three Alumni to hear about their changing definition of success and squiggly pathways. A special thank you to our Old Boys - Phil Dibben, Danny May, Ben McInnes, Ben Cutrupi, Peter Sullivan, Paul Nicholas, Alexander Blanch, Darren Cocks and John Fisher. With industry areas covered such as Pharmacy, IT, Insurance, Trade, Education, Import/Exporting, Police, Nursing and Business, our students were very fortunate indeed. This event would not have been initiated without funding from Regional School Alumni Event Program Proudly supported by NSW Government. Special thanks to Jillian Williams RIEP Senior Project Officer. I look forward to the Alumni school program continuing in 2023. [foogallery id="40877"]
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10.11.22 Mission & Identity
SECTV Homeroom Edition Week 5, Term 4 2022
Click the YouTube link below for the latest Homeroom Edition of SECTV hosted Marley Medina and Trent Pantel-Bentham.   [embed][/embed]
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07.11.22 Curriculum
Fun and Friendship at the Year 7 Camp
Over three adventurous days, Year 7 embarked on their first St Edward’s College School Camp. On Wednesday 2 November, students travelled to Crosslands Reserve in Hornsby Heights where they crossed Berowra Creek on the barge ready for a busy three days of outdoor activities.  The boys stepped out of their comfort zone and faced their fears by abseiling natural rock walls, traversing across river bridges and battling the high ropes.  Students explored the waterways on canoes and stand-up paddle boards and tried their hand at raft building!  We were extremely proud of how well the boys banded together to share their skills and support each other through each task. The nights were spent in cabins and tents where the boys gained experienced erecting and taking down their tent, organising their things and tidying up after each night.  After each busy day, half the boys relaxed by the campfire, while the other half enjoyed a movie or some games as a group. We are extremely proud of the resilience and sportsmanship displayed by the boys, as well as the care and support they showed each other during moments of vulnerability.  We hope the boys enjoyed their time at camp and have some memories that will last a life time.   [smallgallery fooid="40559"]
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23.09.22 Mission & Identity
Goodbye, Good Luck Year 12
The Final Day What a fitting way to end six years of High School for our graduating class of 2022. The day started with a BBQ breakfast which, as always, was very well received by the boys. It was wonderful to see both staff and students coming together and talking about future opportunities over a bacon and egg roll.  Recognition from the whole school community came about in the form of a guard of honour walk through, which took the boys around the quad to a standing ovation from the rest of the student body. This walk ended with the traditional tree planting ceremony. The boys also got to play their end of year game of touch and football on the oval. These high stakes games were played in great spirit and with great energy. There was also an opportunity for some to go and support the Opens Rugby league team competing in the National Schoolboy Trophy which was a fantastic occasion and great to see so many supporting their school mates. The day finished with a combined mass and awards ceremony. This was a truly special way to finish and it was wonderful to see so many proud parents and family members in the audience. Congratulations to all the award winners and special mention to the Sportsman of the Year, Sebastian Plaister and the College Dux of 2022, Fergus Clydesdale. We wish all the boys and their families every success over the coming weeks and months and look forward to seeing what this group of young men can achieve. Mr Alex Powell Year 12 Pastoral Leader Graduation Mass The Year 12 Graduation Mass celebrated by Father Vince was a fitting farewell for our students and their families. At this Mass one of our students, Luke Richards responded to the Gospel. His response was insightful and exemplified the characteristics that as a staff we aspire to instill in our students after six years at St Edward’s College. The music provided by the students and our music staff was of the highest quality and provided much joy for those in attendance. During supper, after Mass, a wonderful convivial atmosphere prevailed in the foyer of the ERC as students, parents and the staff mingled. A highlight of the night was the rendition of the College song which will live long in the memory of our graduating class. A big thank you to all those who contributed to this delightful occasion. Mr Anthony Beacroft Director of Mission A copy of all images and videos in this report are available to Year 12 students by accessing the College drive:  S:/COMMON/Year 12/Photos.  Students should bring a USB to download.   Program and Award Recipients 2022 Farewell Mass and Assembly Booklet   Images - Last Day Celebrations [smallgallery fooid="39726"]   Images - Graduation Mass and Awards Assembly [smallgallery fooid="39968"]   Video - Graduation Mass Musical Performances   [embed][/embed]   Video Compilation - Images Through the Years [embed][/embed]        
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12.09.22 Mission & Identity
Founder’s Day Celebrations
Team Spirit - Community Building - Fun - Practical Action for the Mary Rice Centre in Kenya. Founder’s Day on Friday 9 September was a lovely celebration for our St Edward’s College community. The photos really best tell the story of the day! The College is fortunate to have many teachers and support staff who worked tirelessly as a team, to make Founder’s Day happen under challenging circumstances. Thank you to our sponsors, for their generous support. Thank you to contributors: John Ralph Camera House Erina Clip n Climb Gosford Australian Reptile Park Kincumber Indoor Sports Centre (Nilsson family) Piccolo Pear East Gosford Grill'd Healthy Burgers Erina (Lynn family) The Norman family Basement Skate Sydney (Beynon family) The Judd family Bill Sullivan, Old Boy, for the 'Head Shave' event   [smallgallery fooid="39322"]   The Inaugural Prefect Volleyball Match [embed][/embed]
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