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06.12.18
Sports Awards Assembly
The annual Sports Awards assembly was held on Friday 7 December. The assembly is an opportunity to celebrate our students' success in the sporting arena for 2018.  Our Junior Sportsperson and the Sportsperson of the Year were also announced, congratulations to: Benjamin Dufficy - Junior Sportsperson of the Year Callum Sutton - Sportsperson of the Year Congratulations to all students who received awards. Sports Award Recipient   [smallgallery fooid="15861"]   The College Swimming Carnival [embed]https://youtu.be/pL6C5HGGu_8[/embed]   The College Athletics Carnival [embed]https://youtu.be/m8iPEq_v5L4[/embed]  
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06.12.18
2019 Annual Swimming Carnival
Annual College Swimming Carnival As advertised in the annual calendar, we will be conducting our swimming carnival on Friday 8 February at Peninsula Leisure Centre, Woy Woy.  The following are some important practical details regarding the carnival. Transport Normal school buses will run in the morning / afternoon and students will catch a bus from the College to the pool and back again in the afternoon. Other students may make their own way to the carnival if appropriate. All boys making their own way to the carnival need to be at the pool by 8.45am, unless they are competing in the 200m events (see next point). Any student competing in 200m events need to be at the pool by 8.30 am at the very latest. Buses will not be at the pool by 8.30 am so these students will need to make their own transport arrangements. All students requiring afternoon bus transport will return by bus to the College and catch the afternoon school buses under supervision as normal. Uniform For identification purposes, it is imperative that all students in Years 7 – 10 attend the carnival in their College sports uniform as they would do on a normal Friday.  They can change into their colour house clothes at the pool.  Only Years 11 and 12 are allowed to wear mufti/casual clothing. General Directions As maximum participation is the aim of the day, points will be allocated for every student entering an event. Any boy who attends the carnival is required to participate by: Swimming in all events appropriate to his ability level; Assisting teaching staff in conducting the carnival in some capacity ie: official duties; For supervision purposes when boys are not in races, they are to remain in the stands grouped according to their age divisions. Only the Years 10,11 and 12 will be permitted to gather on the grassed area. Boys need to be equally prepared for cool or warmer weather and bring appropriate sun protection ie sunscreen, as the marshalling area is outdoors. Limited canteen facilities will be available – boys are encouraged to bring their own food & drink for the day. It is imperative that students do not bring large sums of money or valuable audio equipment such as iPods etc. In these situations, it is impossible for the College to take responsibility for items that may go missing. As the carnival is held indoors, it will be held even in the event of obvious inclement weather. Boys who live locally or who are being picked up by their parents can leave to go home directly from the pool at the conclusion of the carnival, which should be at 2.30 pm. No boy will be permitted to leave the pool precinct prior to the conclusion of the carnival, as rolls need to be marked and the usual important formalities carried out.  I particularly ask that we have parental co-operation in this matter. Parents, carers and relatives are more than welcome to attend on the day however it is recommended you bring your own chair as seating is at a premium. The College Prefects and Leaders will be required at the pool early in the day to assist with carnival set up and again at the end of the day to assist with packing up of the carnival. The co-operation of boys and their families with these guidelines will ensure that it is an enjoyable day for all in attendance. Mr Mark Bonnici College Principal
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28.11.18 Parent Connection
Holiday Information
Important dates and information for the Christmas holiday period including uniform shop, stationery and back to school dates. Stationery Requirements for 2019 For stationery lists please click the link below: [embed]https://www.stedwards.nsw.edu.au/curriculum-learning/stationery-requirements-2017/[/embed]   Uniform Shop Holiday Information   Return to School 2019 For return to school dates, please click the link below: Date Thursday 31 January 2019   Friday 1 February 2019 Year Group Term 1 Commences for Years 7, 11 and 12 (and new students in Years 8, 9 and 10 until Recess) Term 1 Commences for Years 8, 9 and 10 (Day 1 timetable, no sport)   Enrolment Information or Students Leaving the College For enrolment information or students who need to inform the College they will not be returning, please contact Mr Chris Miller, College Registrar on 0412327142 or via email  cmillar@stedwards.nsw.edu.au   Pastoral Care For any Pastoral Care enquiries please contact Mr Paul English on penglish@stedwards.nsw.edu.au  
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23.11.18 Curriculum
NAPLAN Exceptional Growth Awards
NAPLAN, provides the school with value information about each individual student. NAPLAN outcomes also inform teachers on how to best structure lessons for the needs of each student. The unique advantage that NAPLAN has over other assessments is the ability to track a student over many years and from one school to another. It is with this in mind that we can analyse the data and see real growth for individual students. ACARA, the national body who prepares the examinations and report the results to families and schools, also provide data on growth for each student, and at the Exceptional Growth Assembly, we celebrated those students who achieved exceptional growth in NAPLAN this year. Year 7 Exceptional Growth Award Recipients   Year 9 Exceptional Growth Award Recipients   [smallgallery fooid="15597"]
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12.11.18 Mission & Identity
Tutor Christmas Appeal
Parents are asked to support our annual St Edward’s Christmas Appeal by encouraging their sons to contribute to the Christmas hampers, which are organized by tutor groups. Our school community is hoping to create over 100 Christmas hamper baskets, for local disadvantaged people, the hampers will be distributed by: Coast Shelter St Vincent de Paul The Raintree Retreat Kincumber Each tutor is asked to aim for at least two Christmas hampers. Suggestions are: Year 7 - tinned food (ham, turkey, vegetables) Year 8 - tinned food (ham, turkey, vegetables) Year 9 - packets of chips, nuts, crackers Year 10 - soft drinks, juice, napkins Year 11 - bon bons, dips (eg salsa), chocolate Other food items are welcome but please keep in mind that we are trying to create enough for a family to share a Christmas meal, rather than just snacks. Please contact Mr Pat Dell on 4321 6439 if you have any further questions.
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09.11.18 Mission & Identity
Clean4Shore
'There's forty bottles just here!' That was the call from St Edward's College students as they nervously ventured into the thick mangroves in Erina Creek. From the barge, the area looked clean in Erina Creek, but a chance look uncovered masses of polystyrene, plastic bottles, plastic pieces and cans, 15 m  inside the mangroves. The students 'crawled' on hands and knees, to reach the litter, and it just kept coming. Only 60 m was cleaned in the high tidal water, yet 25 very full bags came out of this small section of mangroves. Many heavier items (bottles) remained unseen under the water. Just further upstream, behind the baseball field, a known dump site again produced plenty of litter, plus a car tyre and galvanised iron. Earlier the boys cleaned the mangroves adjacent to their main oval, only a bag removed here, mostly from the open drains running into Caroline Bay either side of the school. Erina Bay was also checked, a 'BBQ Boat' was removed by Simon from the mangroves, Maritime was contacted and met our group on our return trip. Erina Bay had small amounts of litter, mainly on the tidal marks, plenty of food wrapping and plastic pieces. Thirty very full bags, plus the steel, was loaded onto the Clean4shore trailer and delivered to the tip. Statistics on the sampled bags revealed a total of 650 plastic bottles, 1180 pieces of plastic, 530 pieces of polystyrene and 740 pieces of food wrapping. Well done boys and thank you to Jono from Clean4Shore.   [smallgallery fooid="15467"]
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07.11.18 Curriculum
Year 10 Camp
The Year 10 camp was an amazing experience for the boys who challenged themselves in activities that were outside their comfort zone. The weather was incredible for the whole week, with sunshine and mostly blue skies. It was still cold in the morning and night, especially in the carpark at Charlottes Pass before the hike. The landscape for the hike was a colourful mix of snow, blue lakes and alpine flora. The hike was a challenging 16 km where the boys where driven to Charlottes Pass and then walked to Guthega. The hike included a river crossing requiring them to take off their shoes and socks. The boys also abseiled, rode (and crashed) mountain bikes, camped in tents, camped under tarps and swam in Jindabyne Lake whist raft building. Most importantly though, they tackled everything that was thrown at them with good humour and tenacity. The boys' behaviour was fantastic, and the staff and instructors were full of praise for the way they approached the camp. I believe the challenges of camp show a person’s true character and if this holds true, this group are going to be amazing young men in Years 11-12. Thanks boys for a great week. Mr Beattie Year 10 Coordinator   [smallgallery fooid="15292"]
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05.11.18
Year 7 to 10, Semester 2 Examination Timetable
Year 7 to 10, Semester 2 Examinations commence Monday 12 November 2018. Please see timetable below, students also have access to their own timetable via the College Portal. Yr 7-10 Exam Schedule Semester 2 -  2018  
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