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12.12.19 Parent Connection
Holiday Information
Information for the Christmas holiday break: Stationery Below are is the link to stationery requirements for 2020. [embed]https://www.stedwards.nsw.edu.au/curriculum-learning/stationery-requirements-2017/[/embed] Uniform Shop Opening Times Uniform Shop Holiday Opening Times for January 2020   Enrolment Enquiries For all new enrolment enquiries or for currently enrolled students leaving the College, please contact Mr Chris Millar via cmillar@stedwards.nsw.edu.au. Pastoral Care Enquiries For all pastoral care or wellbeing enquiries please contact Mr Paul English via penglish@stedwards.nsw.edu.au. 2020 Commencement Dates Staff Commence - 28 January 2020 Years 7, 11 and 12 Commence - 30 January 2020 Years 8, 9 and 10 Commence - 31 January 2020
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11.12.19
Annual Awards Evening
On Thursday 12 December, the College community celebrated our students' academic success at the Annual Awards Evening. To receive an award at the Annual Awards Evening, students need to have received nominations from their teachers across the entire year (Semester 1 and Semester 2). Each Semester all teachers nominate students in their classes who they believe have performed consistently or academically well. The students receiving an 'A' in their courses will automatically receive an Academic nomination. Students who receive a determined amount of 'consistent effort' nominations across the year will receive an award in that category. Students who receive a determined amount of 'Academic' nominations or A’s across the year will receive that award. Any student receiving A’s in the majority of their courses will receive an Outstanding Academic Award. During the evening College Special and Memorial Awards were also announced including Edmund Rice Awards.  We congratulate all students who received an award on the evening, your hard work and dedication to your studies is something to be proud of. Award Recipients     [smallgallery fooid="23139"]  
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06.12.19
Sports Awards Assembly
Congratulations to the Sports Awards recipients for 2019 On Friday 6 December, the College community celebrated our students' sporting achievements for 2019 at a College assembly. Students were acknowledged and awarded certificates and medals in the following categories: Bronze Awards - Team: The recipients of Bronze Team Awards were selected by their coaches and managers in recognition of their performances, teamwork and sportsmanship. Bronze Awards - BBSSSA: The recipients of Bronze BBSSSA Awards represented BBSSSA at NSWCCC level competitions and carnivals. Silver Awards: The recipients of Silver Awards represented Sydney Independent Catholic Colleges in Rugby League, were named in a NSWCCC team or achieved a placed at NSWCCC or NSW All School Carnivals. Gold Awards: The recipients of Gold Awards made Australian Schoolboy teams, represented NSWCCC or NSW All School teams at a National carnival. At the conclusion of the assembly the prestigious awards of Junior Sportsperson and Sportsperson of the Year were also announced.  We congratulate Benjamin Dufficy on being awarded the Junior Sportsperson of the Year and Sandon Smith on being awarded Sportperson of the Year. Sports Awards Recipients   [smallgallery fooid="23074"]
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02.12.19 Sport
College Swimming Carnival
Annual College Swimming Carnival As advertised in the annual calendar, we will be conducting our swimming carnival on Friday 7 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 200 m events (see next point). Any student competing in 200 m 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.
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28.11.19 Careers/Vocational Education
Careers Pathways Expo
St Edward’s College is hosting its first Careers Pathways Expo. With over 30 exhibitors across universities, colleges, employers, apprenticeship group training companies and TAFE. It is the perfect opportunity for parents and students from Years 10 to 12 to connect with experts. Click the link below for more information. [embed]https://www.stedwards.nsw.edu.au/curriculum-learning/careers-and-vocational-education/careers-pathways-expo/[/embed]  
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31.10.19 Mission & Identity
Kenya ‘Kesheni’ Immersion
At the end of an exhausting Term 3, Mr Mark Bonnici, Mrs Meagan Armstrong, Joseph Hussein, Daniel Pearce, Jackson Robb, Kai Darwin, Aaron Judd, Aidan Davis, Joshua Armstrong and I all substituted a “once in a lifetime” adventure for our normal school break.  This was our school’s annual trip to Kenya to experience the amazing culture and people of this diverse land.Enter leader text here Kesheni is Swahili for “Stay Awake” and this is the hope for not only our team, but all who we now encounter.  That is, to stay awake and aware of the plight of millions of our Kenyan brothers and sisters who live in abject poverty in the Kibera and Makuru slums, both located in Kenya’s capital Nairobi.  The good news is, that there is a growing level of hope that strategies in place are making a difference.  Our school makes an annual contribution to The Mary Rice Centre, located on the periphery of the Kibera slum.  We were privileged to see and experience the great work being done by the locals.  The school caters for the most marginalised of children, coming not only from the slum, but also with profound intellectual disabilities.  Deep-set cultural views dictate that any family with such children is “cursed”, yet The Mary Rice Centre welcomes them warmly.  Teachers, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists cater for these students, mobilising them for employment in the best of cases.  All of our hearts were deeply touched to see the love and commitment of the staff in this place.  It was doubly heartening to note that construction undertaken in part by the Eddies team of 2018 had been added to, and the facilities, whilst modest by western standards, were serving their purpose in a great way. Possibly the other most notable force for good that we partnered with on our stay, were the youth workers from the Kibera slum, led by Samuel Karanja who has an existing relationship with St Edward’s from previous immersions.  For these youth workers, the mission is very personal.  Almost all of them grew up in the slums and have used the power of education to break that cycle within their own lives.  They were now role models for the children of Kibera.  Our seven fantastic Year 11 students collaborated seamlessly with these youth workers to help and inspire the young ones. Other places of social justice that we visited were: The Ruben Centre – an amazing outreach on the edge of the Makuru slum, catering for such needs as maternity, pre and primary school education, micro financing of small businesses, physiotherapy and OT services, workforce skill building and public awareness of corruption within the community. Our students also did some brilliant classroom teaching! The Women for Women centre – helping young women to have a voice in amongst the abuse and misogyny that has infected the community. St Stephen’s informal school – a school located inside the Kibera slum. It was a privilege for the students and I to also teach some classes here. The Advocacy Centre – which advocates for children's rights chiefly through an amazing commitment to educating the community as a whole. Other experiences on this memorable excursion included: Visiting the famed Rift Valley The students being invited to dance on stage in front of an audience at The Kenyan Cultural Centre Seeing baby elephants at an orphanage Dining at Carnivores restaurant – enjoying ostrich, crocodile and ox along the way! Touring the National Park and almost seeing an attack on a baby giraffe by a male lion I think I speak for all involved in heartily recommending this trip to any prospective participants in the future.  It is a perspective challenging, yet fun experience. Mr David Ritchie [smallgallery fooid="22275"]
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23.10.19
Undies for Kenya
Following the incredible generosity of the College community, we were able to donate women and girls underwear to three different groups in Kenya. On our visit to the Ruben Centre, located in the Mukuru community, we donated 50 pairs of Modibodi underwear to the health clinic staff who were so pleased to be able to distribute these to women accessing the health clinic for maternity care. On the day of the Edmund Rice Camp for marginalised youth, the young girls were so excited at the end of the day to be able to choose some brand-new underwear to take home – the chatter was a joy to hear!  Then the camp volunteers, camp leaders and cooks were also delighted to be given the opportunity to choose some for themselves and their friends.  They were so grateful! Finally, visiting Women for Women on the final day, Sr Leonida and a wonderful group of women at the centre, were ecstatic to take delivery of over 1400 pairs of underwear to be given directly to the women and girls of the Kibera community.  They were so very humbled and grateful to the Eddies community and personally asked us to pass on their deepest gratitude and prayers to all those who donated.  It was such an honour to be a part of this wonderful moment and to meet such beautiful people in these organisations, making a difference in the world.  In total, we took over 1700 pairs of undies and the impact this donation had on those we presented them to, will forever be in our memories.  Thank you. Meagan Armstrong
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23.09.19 Curriculum
Good Bye, Good Luck Year 12
Year 12 marked the end of their formal classes with three very special ceremonies this week. The first of these ceremonies was the Graduation Mass. This was the final time Year 12 students  gathered as a group with their parents and family members to celebrate the Eucharist at St Edward’s College. The theme for this mass was Young Men with Purpose, which has been the Year 12 Pastoral Theme for the year. On Thursday, the St Edward’s Old Boys Union provided a breakfast for the Year 12 students to officially welcome them into the Old Boys fraternity. A whole school academic assembly followed this breakfast, where we acknowledged students for their academic endeavours. First and second place in each course and various special awards in leadership and service were presented and the Dux of the 2019 year is announced. Congratulations to all the award winners for their sustained efforts throughout the HSC Year. We wish all of Year 12 the very best of luck in their final exams and look forward to seeing them at the HSC End of Year BBQ on Monday 17 December. Graduation Mass [smallgallery fooid="21584"]   Farewell Assembly [smallgallery fooid="21627"]
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05.09.19 Mission & Identity
Investiture of College Prefects Mass
During a solemn and beautiful mass presided over by Father Timothy, the College welcomed the prefect body for 2019-20. Their badges were blessed and pinned on their blazer by one of their parents. At the conclusion of mass the 2019 - 2020 College Captain and Vice Captains were announced. Congratulations to: Captain:  Jackson Robb Vice-Captain: Daniel Brazier Vice-Captain: Joseph Hussein Prefect: Joshua Armstrong Prefect: Lars Cleeran Prefect: Jacob Curcio Prefect: Aidan Davis Prefect: Samuel Dewey Prefect: Johan Fernandes Prefect: Daniel Hope Prefect: Kane Howe Prefect: Aaron Judd Prefect: Ashleigh Palupe Prefect: Daniel Pearce Prefect: Ethan Short Prefect: Jordan Terzian During this moving ceremony, the students performed various hymns, which provided a prayerful atmosphere. Thanks to Salvatore Tropiano and our music staff for preparing the musicians. These items were outstanding and displayed the many hours of hard work that went into the preparation of the songs. Ashleigh Palupe presented an insightful speech about leadership that was inspiring. A big thank you to all who contributed to this wonderful community celebration.   [smallgallery fooid="21084"]   Leadership Speech - Ashleigh Palupe [embed]https://youtu.be/3I0wTeq08S0[/embed]   Musical Performances [embed]https://youtu.be/SIa05DqglwI[/embed]
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02.09.19 Curriculum
Music Department Performance Showcase
Last Monday and Tuesday were very exciting for the Music Department. On Monday we had our Year 11 and 12 Performance Evening with approximately 80 parents, teachers and friends in attendance. The boys were a touch nervous, but were well supported and exhibited some truly memorable performances which highlighted the skills and hard work which has gone into their pieces so far this year. Year 12, of course, also gained a valuable rehearsal in front of a live audience prior to their exam in a couple of weeks’ time. As the theatre was already decked out with instruments, amps, lights and smoke machines (courtesy of our amazing Year 11 and 12 Entertainment students), we decided it would be fun to put on a performance showcase the very next day in back to back concerts for our Year 7 and 8 students. Our Year 9 and 10 electives were simply amazing. The selected pieces ranged from Beethoven to Green Day and had our junior students clapping and singing along! Many thanks to Mrs Emmett (and the Entertainment students) and Mr Droz  for their assistance and support with both of these events.   [smallgallery fooid="21007"]   Years 9 and 10 Performances [embed]https://youtu.be/8be4uKnVUC0[/embed]   Years 11 and 12 Evening Performances [embed]https://youtu.be/nnYogC6iZZE[/embed]
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26.08.19 Sport
Sporting Prowess at St Edward’s College
St Edward's College stands tall in the sporting arena. The diversity of sports participated in by the College and achievements attained are impressive.  The College would like to recognise the dedication of students and coaches in the sporting arena. Outstanding team accomplishments in 2019 are listed below: Broken Bay Secondary Schools Sports Association Swimming Champions Cross Country Champions Open's Touch Football Champions Under 15's Touch Football Champions Under 13's Touch Football Runners-up Intermediate Football Champions Open's Football Runners-up Under 13's Football Runners-up Open's Basketball Champions Intermediate Basketball Champions Junior Basketball Champions Athletics 12 and 13 years Age Champions Athletics 14 and 15 years Age Champions Athletics 16+ years Champions All Schools Under 13's Rugby League Central Coast Champions Under 14's Rugby League Central Coast Champions Under 15's Rugby League Central Coast Champions Open's Rugby League Central Coast Champions Under 16's Rugby League Central Coast Runners-Up Under 14's Rugby League NSW All Schools Champions Under 15's Rugby League NSW All Schools Champions Open Rugby League Schoolboy Trophy Champions Under 14's Rugby League Cochrane Cup Champions Year 8 Oztag NSW Champion of Champions Semi-Finalists Year 9 and 10 Touch Football – NSW All School Semi-Finalist, National final to be played 17-20 September 2019) Under 14's Futsal Northern NSW Championships Runners-up Under 14's Rugby Union Waratah Cup Grand Finalists (team withdrawn due to clash of dates) Debating successful and will compete at the  National Finals Under 13's Rugby 7's Central Coast Champions Under 15's Rugby 7's Central Coast Champions Under 17's Rugby 7's Central Coast Champions   [smallgallery fooid="20849"]
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22.08.19 Curriculum
Year 11 Examination Timetable
Year 11 Examinations commence Monday 16 September. Please see the full timetable below, individual timetables are available on the Student Portal. Yr 11 Exam Schedule 2019  
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21.08.19 Parent Connection
Parent Seminar at St Edward’s College
Healthy Screen Time and Problematic Overuse St Edward’s College is holding a very important parent seminar regarding screen addiction. Parents are encouraged to attend this informative talk from Brad Marshall, Clinical Psychologist. The talk will be held in the College Theatre on Wednesday 18 September 2019 from 6.30 pm. Tea and Coffee will be provided from 6.00 pm. Please see the flyer below for more details. Enquiries should be directed to Kellie Atkinson on 4321 6420 or by emailing katkinson@stedwards.nsw.edu.au   Click Here to RSVP
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13.08.19 Curriculum
Diverse Learning Opportunities at St Edward’s College
Diverse Learning Opportunities The first half of the year has seen St Edward's continue to offer a diversity of learning opportunities for students in curriculum, sport and culture. View the gallery below to see some of the experiences students have been involved in at the College. [smallgallery fooid="20638"]
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24.07.19 Curriculum
Senior Projects Exhibition
You are invited to the HSC and Preliminary senior projects exhibition.  
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23.07.19 Curriculum
Academic Awards Assembly
The College Community celebrated our students’ hard work and dedication to their studies at the Semester 1 Academic Awards Assemblies on Wednesday 24 July. At the start of the year, all students were encouraged to be the best they can be in their academic, cultural, religious, social justice and sporting endeavours. These assemblies provided the opportunity to acknowledge the many fine young men at St Edward’s who have set themselves learning goals for 2019 and worked hard in achieving these goals. Awards were presented in three categories: Consistent Effort, Academic Achievement and Outstanding Academic Achievement. Students receiving the Consistent Effort award were identified by their teachers as displaying an ongoing commitment to their studies. Students who achieved an Academic Achievement Award are generally performing very well in each of their courses and students receiving an Outstanding Academic Achievement Award are the students who have been nominated by their teachers as achieving the highest grades in most, if not all, of the subjects. Congratulations to all Award recipients.   2019-Semester-1-Academic-Assemblies   Year 7, 8 and 9 Assembly [smallgallery fooid="20303"]   Year 10, 11 and 12 Assembly [smallgallery fooid="20355"]
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03.07.19 Parent Connection
Reunion – Year 10 Graduating Class of 1994
The St Edward's College Year 10 graduating class of 1994 is having a 25 year anniversary reunion on Sunday 22 September 2019. For more information see the link below: https://www.trybooking.com/book   Year 10, 1994 - Warrumbungles Camp [smallgallery fooid="20230"]
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28.06.19 Curriculum
Visual Arts and Photography Prize from Gosford Private Hospital
Recently, Gosford Private Hospital approached all local high schools to create an idea for an artwork that would decorate a hallway within the grounds of the hospital. The idea of the decoration was to create a more welcoming and visually interesting corridor for patients travelling between wards or treatment rooms. St Edward’s boys created the idea of a panelled artwork consisting of five large photographic works around the following theme: The students of St Edward's see the Coast as having the best of three worlds: Proximity of beaches and waterways that are central to both the Coast as well as to most residents' lives A creative community that supports the development of artists such as the budding photographers who will be creating this artwork The ability to provide a sense of wellness to enhance the recovery of patients who may stay at the Hospital through exposure to the beautiful local landscape. Hospital patients can feel trapped inside and are unable to fully experience the Central Coast landscape, which could help their recovery. Over the top of the photographs of the landscape, the students will digitally draw white outlines of other features of the coast – such as a symbol of our connection to Edogawa in Japan (and the Gardens at the Regional Art Gallery) through Hokusai’s 'The Great Wave' and symbols of the wildlife surrounding us such as birds and fish. All of this imagery will overlap so viewers of the artwork can see each photograph separately or as a whole piece. St Edward’s students were chosen as the winners of the competition and have received $1000 towards the production of the artwork and its’ framing. Stay tuned for the finished artwork to be revealed by the chosen students and their submissions!
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17.06.19 Mission & Identity
Year 7 Students Complete Sacramental Program
Last Friday Jack Spedding, Harry Mitchell, Kaelan Markey, Finn Leary and Eli Lear completed the Sacramental program by receiving their sacraments at St Patrick’s Church. In a beautiful ceremony presided over by Father Greg, they were joined by their families and classmates to make a firm commitment to the Catholic Faith. They had been attending special classes in preparation for the sacramental Mass and the culmination of these classes was to receive the sacraments. During Mass certificates were presented to the students in acknowledgement of this significant achievement. Thanks to the host of teachers and students who help make this event such a special occasion. [smallgallery fooid="19986"]
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13.06.19 Sport
Athletics Carnival
A bright, warm sunny day greeted competitors for the College Athletics Carnival on Tuesday 11 June at Adcock Park. The warm weather had continued on from the long weekend and it certainly delivered for the carnival. Smiling faces from both staff and students graced the morning. Mr Herringe and the Year 12’s had the BBQ cranking, while ‘Snow Cone Gary’ was busy making coffee’s for staff and snow cones for the boys. The day began with the 1500 m races, into the 200 m races as we waited for all the staff and students to arrive at Adcock Park. On arrival, the carnival proper began with students moving from event to event in their age groups. Participation and having fun, was the order of the day and this was definitely adopted by the boys. The younger age groups participated with much enthusiasm and the senior boys backed this up with colour, costumes and a lot of fun. Along the way we collected some fantastic individual achievements. With the following records being broken: Record Holder Event House Time/Distance Jay Clarke Under 12, 100 m Red 13.30 sec Jay Clarke Under 12, 200 m Red 28.19 sec Callum Sutton Opens Discus Red 48.34 m Ethan Short Opens Javelin Blue 48.30 m At Friday’s assembly we also crowned the following Age Groups Champions: Under 12 Place Student House Points 1st Jay Clarke Red 55 2nd Keanu Wells Green 43 3rd Cameron Day Flynn McHale Blue White 15 15 Under 13 Place Student House Points 1st Lincoln Markulin Chris Rae Green Green 30 30 2nd Riley Scott Green 18 3rd Jimmy Stuart Blue 16 Under 14 Place Student House Points 1st Tyrone Dorrell Green 36 2nd Noah Nakagawa Red 29 3rd Cooper Notley White 23 Under 15 Place Student House Points 1st Jai Adrichem Toby Armstrong Hayden Maher Red Blue Green 20 20 20 2nd Parker Robinson Blue 15 3rd Tommo Peters Green 13 Under 16 Place Student House Points 1st Cameron Steer White 30 2nd Daniel Peters Green 21 3rd Tymana Henry Sam Norris Blue Blue 15 15 Opens Place Student House Points 1st Ethan Short Blue 46 2nd Luke Jacobs Blue 38 3rd James Rigas Blue 28 At the end of the day, as everyone returned to the velodrome to watch the 100 m finals and the house relays – the race for the Champion House was still close. Eventually the results were: Knights (Green)  with 1381 points Shanahan (Blue) with 1329 points Doolan (White) with 1027 points Spillane (Red) with 998 points A big thank you to the staff for their effort and enthusiasm in making the carnival run smoothly and also, the boys who are to be commended on their fantastic behaviour and overall involvement in the day. [smallgallery fooid="19741"]
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03.05.19 Mission & Identity
Founder’s Day Mass
The College Founder's 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 Greg the Parish Priest of East Gosford. 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 Drozdzewski. Their performances added so much to the prayerful atmosphere of the mass. The tradition of recognising long serving staff continued at the conclusion of Mass, with fifteen staff receiving awards for their long years of service to the College. Mr Bonnici made special mention of Mr Drozdzewski for his wonderful 40 years of service at the College. Thanks to all the parents and friends of the College who were able to attend on the day. A big thank you to all that contributed to this wonderful community celebration. Mr Beacroft Director of Mission and Identity   [smallgallery fooid="18957"]   [embed]https://youtu.be/Qg_zZLCjlfU[/embed]  
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29.04.19 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, staff and parents 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 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 in the ERC. Congratulations to all the students who prepared so thoroughly for this wonderful community event. For the first time a student delivered a personal testimony of their faith. Ashley Palupe’s spoken word piece was outstanding and had a profound impact on the gathered audience. 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. Mr Beacroft Director of Mission and Identity   [smallgallery fooid="18875"]   Musical Performances from St Edward's Students [embed]https://youtu.be/7WbaEgg9NOM[/embed]   Ashleigh Palupe - His Name is Jesus [embed]https://youtu.be/LLNISCna6Rs[/embed]
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08.04.19 Curriculum
Pushing the Limits at Year 9 Camp
On Wednesday we left around 9.00 to travel to a new camp:  Nepean Adventure Centre at Douglas Park. The boys were extremely excited and praying for fine weather which came to fruition and all activities went ahead.  Some of activities included the giant swing, kayaking down the Nepean River, zorb balls and challenge nights in the evenings. The students were exceptional in their behaviour and attitude and it was a pleasure to spend the three days watching them respond so well to the challenges they faced both individually and as a team.  I would like to thank the teachers who assisted me on camp giving up time with their families to participate in helping these boys have such a positive experience. Wendy Taylor Year 9 Pastoral Leader   [smallgallery fooid="18521"]
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08.04.19 Curriculum
Fun and Friendship at Year 7 Camp
The Year 7 Camp was filled with lots of high-flying fun and adventure. The focus of the camp was for everyone to belong and encourage each other, and this was on display throughout our time away. Boys revelled in the challenges of abseiling, flying fox, raft building, archery, bushwalking and even got the chance to try fencing. Fears were conquered and friendships were formed, so all-in-all it was a successful camp. Thank you to the students for their behaviour and to the teachers for their time and service. [smallgallery fooid="18622"]
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05.04.19 Curriculum
The Challenges of Year 8 Camp
Great Aussie Bush Camp, Tea Gardens A wet but a defining experience for the Year 8 boys, it was evident within this group that a number of students missed the comforts of home, however, credit to them for seeing the three days through and I believe growing in the process. Food was abundant and activities varied, there were high ropes, orienteering, the crate climb, canoeing, abseiling, kayaking, Lost Island and raft building for the boys to hone their skills on. A great three days where Year 8 had the opportunity to step outside their comfort zone.   [smallgallery fooid="18355"]
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11.03.19 Curriculum
Year 12 Assessment Block Term 1
Year 12 Assessment Block Term 1 commences Monday 1 April 2019. Please see schedule attached Year 12 Assessment Block Term 1  
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11.03.19 Curriculum
A Day in the Life of St Edward’s College
‘We had the best day’, was how many of the 240 Year 6 students from 27 primary schools from across the coast responded after spending the day at the College last week. Science experiments, playing Kahoot in the Learning Centre, slam dunking in PE, painting a bookmark in art, jamming with Year 10 boys in music and finally making a wooden box in woodwork were the learning experiences that the boys were involved in. Many had such a good time that they bought their parents back on Saturday to show them the excellent facilities that St Edward's College offers. Holy Cross Catholic School, Kincumber [smallgallery fooid="17034"]   Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School, Shelly Beach [smallgallery fooid="17076"]   Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School, Wyoming [smallgallery fooid="17138"]   Other Primary Schools [smallgallery fooid="17181"]   St John the Baptist Catholic School,  Woy Woy [smallgallery fooid="17279"]   St Patrick's Catholic School, East Gosford [smallgallery fooid="17321"]   Our Lady Star of the Sea, Terrigal [smallgallery fooid="17390"]
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06.03.19 Curriculum
Proposed Trip to Japan 2019
Members of the St Edward's Community are invited to take part in a trip to Japan in 2019. The proposed trip will be from Friday 27 September until Sunday 6 October 2019.  Any member of the St Edward’s community, including students, staff and parents are invited to take part. An information evening will be held on Monday 18 March in the ERC Foyer at 7.00 pm. For more details, the itinerary and other relevant information please see the link below. Any enquiries should be directed to ppapeix@stedwards.nsw.edu.au 2019 Japan Trip Proposal      
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18.02.19 Parent Connection
Enrolments for Year 7, 2020 Now Open
Enrolments are now open for Year 7, 2020 Our enrolment form is now available online, to enrol please use the link below: Enrol Now  
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15.02.19 Parent Connection
College Open Day
College Open Day - Saturday 9 March 2019 between 10 am and 2 pm. Families are invited to join student led tours of the College facilities and meet staff.
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14.02.19 Mission & Identity
Commencement Mass
Be the best you can be. The College Commencement Mass was once again a special day for St Edward's. The students were reverent, respectful and prayerful throughout the ceremony presided over by Father Raphael the Parish Priest of Wyoming. Congratulations must go to all our brilliant musicians who performed at Mass. Our musicians were thoroughly prepared by Mr Toole, Mrs Emmett and Mr Droz. Their performances added so much to the prayerful atmosphere of the mass. Father Raphael spoke eloquently on this year’s theme “Be the best you can be.” Our College Principal, Mr Bonnici also spoke about this topic. All who heard these speakers would understand that the men of St Edward's College are expected to put their best effort into all they do. The students were also encouraged to use their gifts and talents to involve themselves in as many activities as possible. Thanks to all the parents and friends of the College who were able to attend on the day. Mr Beacroft Director of Mission and Identity   [smallgallery fooid="16674"]   [embed]https://youtu.be/9jt5JNTn3nU?rel=0&modestbranding=1[/embed]  
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12.02.19 Sport
College Swimming Carnival 2019
Friday 8 February saw the running of the 66th St Edward’s College Swimming Carnival at the Peninsula Leisure Centre Woy Woy. A bright, sunny day greeted our eager swimmers for what turned out to be a fantastic event. The senior boys embraced the colour and fanfare of the carnival, while the younger boys were enthusiastically involved in supporting their house colour. While the highlight of the day was watching the many talented swimmers we have at the College, it was also an opportunity to see the Year 12 boys embrace their last swimming carnival with colour, costumes and a variety of floatation devices crammed into their one heat approach to each event. Another year, another record for both Daniel McLoughlin (Doolan) and Jacob Curcio (Shanahan). Daniel set a new record in the Intermediate 200 m Freestyle of 2:04:53, funnily enough breaking Jacob’s previous mark from 2018. In the next race, it was Jacob’s turn to set a new record in the Senior 200 m Freestyle of 2:04:40. Later in the day Daniel also set a record in the Under 15’s, 50 m Backstroke of 30:25 seconds. The day also saw us crown our 2019 Age Champions: Age Group Age Champion House Under 12 Nate Vaughan Shanahan (Blue) Under 13 Kale Pauta Doolan (White) Under 14 Jayden Redfern Doolan (White) Under 15 Daniel McLoughlin Doolan (White) Under 16 Riley Marotta Knights (Green) Opens Jacob Curcio Shanahan (Blue)   Overall Doolan (White) House won the day on 1034 points, improving on their second placing last year. Shanahan (Blue) came in second on 972, followed by Spillane (Red) on 851 and Knights (Green) on 626. Many thanks to our fantastic staff for their tireless efforts on the day and their support in ensuring the carnival ran smoothly, thank you also to the many helpers who assisted with the set-up and pack-up of the carnival. Finally, I must congratulate all the students in attendance on their wonderful behaviour at the carnival. It was fantastic to speak to both the pool and café staff at the end of the day and have each of them comment on the pleasant and respectful behaviour of our boys. Well done to everyone on a great start to the sporting year.   [smallgallery fooid="16720"]     BBSSSA Swimming Event List 2019  
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07.02.19 Parent Connection
French Exchange
There are several French students from Lycée Théas in Montauban (Years 10 – 11) who would love to come to St Edward’s for 6 - 8 weeks in June to August this year. This is a wonderful opportunity to host a French student and then go to France to experience life and school in France. It would only cost you your airfare, insurance and spending money. You do not need to be studying elective French. You also earn Waterford hours. Available for all students from Year 9 to Year 12. Please contact Mrs Papeix as soon as possible for more information. Merci! Email:   ppapeix@stedwards.nsw.edu.au      
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01.02.19 Mission & Identity
Social Justice 2019
Service During the Christmas Holidays One again, the College is proud to report that many boys completed numerous hours of service for others in the recent holiday period. Examples include: senior boys as Edmund Rice Camp leaders, Coast Shelter Gosford, surf clubs, Rural Fire Brigade and many others. Your efforts are valued and appreciated. Waterford The Waterford Project, which is a compulsory requirement for St Edward’s students in Years 8 to 11, continues in 2019 for the 20th year. All boys in Years 8 to 10 are required to complete at least 15 hours of meaningful service for others and boys in Year 11 must complete three service activities. Our program is optional for Year 12 students. Edmund Rice Honours is awarded to any student who achieves 100 hours or more in a year. Waterford activities for 2019 can be backdated to October 2018 and the program must be completed by the end of Term 3 each year. We ask that parents please talk with their son/s regularly about Waterford progress. Why are students asked to complete Waterford service each year? Justice and compassion are key teachings of Jesus It is proven to assist a student's personal growth The program offers students opportunities to explore career options and to enhance their overall education, through awareness Injustice exists in our world and our role is to ensure our students engage by: Awareness, Advocacy and Action Edmund Rice schools across Australia challenge all students about issues eg Reconciliation with our First People, Human Rights (eg asylum seekers)   Once again St Edward's College Religious Education teachers will be facilitating the Waterford Project during class time. Please contact me on 4321 6439 if you have any questions about the Waterford Project or Social Justice at the College.   Mr Pat Dell Leader of Learning (Social Justice)    
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