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05.03.24 Mission & Identity
Term 1 Student Led Conferences for Years 7 to 12
The Year 7 to 12 Student Led Conferences for parents/carers and students will be held across two dates during Term 1: Wednesday 27th March (Week 9) from 4pm to 7:30pm – these conferences will be held online via Microsoft Teams. Teachers will call the students on their Microsoft Teams account at the scheduled booking time to make contact. It is preferable that students use their school laptop for this. Tuesday 2nd April (Week 10) from 9am to 3pm – these conferences will be held face-to-face on site at St Edwards College. Teachers will be located in designated rooms throughout the College – a map including this information will be sent out prior to the date. On the day, students from the Prefect body will be on-site to help guide parents/carers in finding their way around the College. Student Led Conferences are an important opportunity for parents and teachers to meet with students and discuss their learning reflections and goals for the future, while giving feedback and suggestions on ways in which they can improve. Due to this, it is expected that students are present for the conferences. Parents will be able to book appointments for the Online afternoon/evening or the face-to-face day. All interviews will be of seven minutes duration. The Student Led Conference bookings are managed with an internet-based booking system called Parent Teacher On-Line (PTO). The steps to access PTO are below – once completed, you will receive an email from PTO allowing you to book interviews with your son’s teachers that you wish to see. Please not that bookings are limited. Access to PTO will be available from Monday 18 March at 7:00 pm and will be closed off for bookings two days before interviews. 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 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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28.02.24 Mission & Identity
Open Day 2024
Come and join us for Open Day on Saturday 9 March 2024. Take a student-led tour of the College anytime between 10 am and 2 pm and see our purpose-built facilities, chat to our knowledgeable teachers and staff, and watch demonstrations of the various  subjects we offer at St Edward's.  Finish off the tour with a sausage sandwich and drink. All welcome! Please register your intention of attending for catering purposes. Register Here   [embed]https://youtu.be/qikYuo6RldQ[/embed]
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27.02.24 Curriculum
St Edward’s College and St Joseph’s College Joint Learning
Senior Class Joint Learning The successful integration of some senior classes from St Joseph's and St Edward's Colleges has brought a more diverse and inclusive learning environment to both schools and their students. Benefits to such a learning environment include expanded academic opportunities, enhanced resources, stronger community bonds, and improved student outcomes. The colleges currently have integrated classes in Earth and Environmental Science, Society and Culture, VET Retail, English Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2, Japanese Beginners, Drama, Engineering Studies, Multimedia, Outdoor Recreation and Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation.  
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26.02.24 Mission & Identity
Fun and Friendship at Year 7 Camp
On Wednesday, 14 February, 187 Year 7 students embarked on their inaugural College camp. The boys had only begun their school journey eight days prior to departure, making their eagerness and readiness to participate commendable. Over the course of three days, the boys encountered a range of weather conditions while engaging in various activities. During tent setup, the heat was intense, raising a few concerns and requiring a few adjustments.  Nonetheless, all students persevered, diligently applying sunscreen and preparing for a packed afternoon of activities. The activities encompassed Abseiling, Flying Fox, Leap of Faith, Burma Bridge, Raft Building, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Slingshot, Canoeing, and Orienteering. Witnessing each student overcome personal challenges with determination was truly inspiring. The primary goal of this camp was to foster connections and a sense of belonging within their new year group. I encouraged all students to forge new friendships during the three days, hoping they embraced this opportunity. Bringing together 193 students from diverse educational backgrounds marked a heartening start to their high school journey. Mr Marks Year 7 Pastoral Leader   [smallgallery fooid="50194"]
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23.02.24 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 Vince the Parish Priest at Terrigal. Congratulations must go to all our brilliant musicians who performed at Mass. Our musicians were thoroughly prepared by our music staff led by Mrs Rankin and Mr Toole. Their performances added so much to the prayerful atmosphere of the mass. Father Vince spoke eloquently on this year’s theme “Be the best you can be.” Our College Principal, Mr Bonnici, also spoke about the importance of our College values. 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. Mr Beacroft Director of Mission and Identity   [smallgallery fooid="50386"]   [embed]https://youtu.be/HQ8yGxVW-rQ[/embed]
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22.02.24 Mission & Identity
SECTV Home Room Edition
Click the YouTube link below for the latest Homeroom Edition of SECTV, hosted by Juan Jose Rodriguez Caldas and Kale Puata.   [embed]https://youtu.be/nng_KXueHkI[/embed]
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05.02.24 Parent Connection
Enrolment for Year 7, 2025
Enrolments for Year 7, 2025 are now open. For more information regarding enrolments for Year 7, 2025, please see the link below. https://www.stedwards.nsw.edu.au/enrolment/information/
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05.02.24 Mission & Identity
Welcome Year 7
After saying goodbye to family at the school gates on their first day, Year 7 were presented with their stationery packs and guided into their Home Room groups by our senior school leaders, where they met their Home Room teacher. After a tour of the school with the Year 11 and 12 students in their Home Room, Year 7 spent the remainder of the day with their Core teachers and classmates, playing games, making new friends, and familiarising themselves with our school expectations. Over the next few days, they received their new laptops, had their photographs taken for their student ID cards and will master the art of opening their lockers. This Friday is our school Swimming Carnival, I hope all boys will join with enthusiasm and cheer on their school house. I have heard countless accounts of positive feedback from teachers about how seamless Year 7’s transition has been. The St Edward’s community looks forward to learning about each new Eddie’s boy, and we wish them all the success for the remainder of the year. Congratulations boys, great start! Mr Marks Year 7 Pastoral Leader   [foogallery id="49607"]
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05.01.24 Parent Connection
Correspondence Emailed Home Term 1
Please see below correspondence emailed home in Term 1, 2024.   Years 8 to 11 Waterford Letter to Parents - Sent 26 February 2024 Road Works Frederick Street - Sent 22 February 2024 Years 8-12 Parent Survey - 15 February 2024 Year 8 Parent Information Evening - Sent 13 February 2024 Year 7 Camp Information - Sent 13 February 2024 Years 11 Information Evening - Sent 7 February 2024 Year 7 Information Evening - Sent 6 February 2024 2024 Year 9 Camp Information and Consent Form - Sent 5 February 2024 Year 7 Information Evening - Sent 2 February 2024 Year 10 Parents - School Vaccination Program - Sent 2 Feburary 2024 Year 7 Paper Planes and Pizza Night - Sent 31 January 2024 Uniform and Grooming - Term 1 - Sent 31 January 2024 Year 11 Information Evening - Sent 30 January 2024 Commencement 2024 - Year 7 - Sent 24 January 2024 Commencement 2024 - Year 8 - Sent 24 January 2024 Commencement 2024 - Year 9 - Sent 24 January 2024 Commencement 2024 - Year 10 - Sent 24 January 2024 Commencement 2024 - Year 11 - Sent 24 January 2024 Commencement 2024 - Year 12 - Sent 24 January 2024
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14.12.23 Curriculum
Outstanding HSC Results for 2023
A huge congratulations to our Class of 2023 on their HSC results.  Some of the highlights include: 73% of our students achieved results in the top 3 performance bands We had 40 students achieve Band 6 results across their subjects, including top bands in extension subjects (English and Mathematics) Outstanding results above the state average in: Construction 2 Examination (including 4 x Band 6 results) Engineering Studies English Studies Examination Industrial Technology 2 Unit Mathematics Standard 1, 2 Unit (including 6 x Band 6 results) Music 1 (including 5 x Band 6 results) Visual Arts Outstanding work, we are so proud of your achievements.
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05.12.23 Curriculum
Annual Award’s Assembly
On Monday 11 December, the College community celebrated our students’ academic success at the Annual Awards Assembly. To receive an award 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 event, College Special and Memorial Awards were also announced including Edmund Rice Awards.  We congratulate all students who received an award, your hard work and dedication to your studies is something to be proud of. Please see the links below for Award recipients. Award Recipients 2023   Images from the Assembly [smallgallery fooid="49186"]
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30.11.23 Parent Connection
Holiday and 2024 Commencement Information
Please see below for holiday contact information, stationery and back to school dates.   Enrolment During the Christmas break all matters relating to enrolment vacancies and notice of withdrawal can be directed to Ms Jodie Connor, Deputy Principal on jconnor@stedwards.nsw.edu.au. For all new enquires please see the link below: [embed]https://www.stedwards.nsw.edu.au/enrolment/enrolment-enquiry/[/embed] Commencement Dates 2024 Group Return Dates 2024 Staff Monday 29 January 2024 Years 7, 11 and 12 Wednesday 31 January 2024 Years 8, 9 and 10 Thursday  1 February 2024 Student timetables for 2024 will be available on the Portal in January 2024. Stationery Year 7 will receive a book pack on their first day of school.  Years 8-12 are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. Please find the link below for stationery lists for Years 8-11 for 2024.  Year 12 should be advised by their teachers of ongoing requirements for their HSC year. [embed]https://www.stedwards.nsw.edu.au/curriculum-learning/stationery-requirements-2024/[/embed] Uniform Cowan and Lewis, our uniform supplier, will be open between 9 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday until close of business on 20 December 2023 and will reopen on 3 January 2024.  The West Gosford shop will also be closed on Australia Day, 26 January 2024.  For contact information please see the link to our website below: [embed]https://www.stedwards.nsw.edu.au/parent-community/parent-college-uniform/[/embed] Pastoral To contact the Director of Pastoral Care please email kmills@stedwards.nsw.edu.au Please be reminded that on the first day of Term 1, all students must strictly adhere to the Hair and Grooming Guidelines. See the link to website below for more information. [embed]https://www.stedwards.nsw.edu.au/parent-community/parent-college-uniform/[/embed]   Counsellors If you do not have regular access to counselling or support services, please consider the following as alternative pathways to seeking help and support in difficult or challenging times: Mental Health Telephone Access Line – 1800 011 511  This is the access point for mental health referrals. Life Line (24hr telephone counselling service) 13 11 14 or www.lifeline.org.au Kids Helpline (24hr telephone counselling service) 1800 55 1800 or www.kidshelpline.com.au Headspace Gosford – 4304 7878 Headspace Lake Haven - 4394 9100 headspace supports young people with mild to moderate mental health concerns.  Youth Health – 4356 9333 Youth Health has counselling support for young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns  Youth Drug and Alcohol Service - 4394 4880  Youth Drug and Alcohol Support young people with moderate to severe drug and alcohol concerns.  
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29.11.23 Mission & Identity
Year 10 Camp
Year 10 Camp Report, Written by William Lynch Up before first light and down after dark. The first day had us on our toes and it was the first taste of our amazing camp to Jindabyne. The bus trip was long, and we had our moments, but we got through it and arrived at camp. We were introduced to our camp leaders and our teachers were as enthusiastic as ever. We picked out our bunks and we went down to the oval for a game of football before heading to our first meal. The food was amazing during the camp and I’m sure we can all agree that the kitchen staff made our camp that extra bit more enjoyable. The food was tasty and warm, and it hit the spot. A few injuries came with the first day and we learned that playing tip in the dark was not the greatest of  ideas. The next three days would encompass activities that would test our boundaries and let us reach our limits whether that be from an 18km hike up Mt Kosciuszko or getting hit in the back of the head by a snowball from Mr Ellis. There were some challenges, but the hike was so much fun, and our hard work was rewarded with incredible panoramic views over the ranges. After that, we all needed a good night's sleep. We all were falling asleep in our chairs and making fun of each other as the next person crashed,  we all slept well that night. Big shout out to the teachers who put up with us for during the long day. Next came the bike riding, with all the gear strapped on and our bags packed. The instructors were so helpful, and they really made the day special. From the sharp berms to the steep hills, the pump track to the flow. There were plenty of tracks for us to learn and show off our skills although, we had our fair share of incidents. The highlight of the day had to be Mr Rozario getting overly competitive in a pump track race and falling head over handlebars to try and get a win. Unfortunately, the shorts did not survive the fall. Finally, we had raft building and abseiling. In rotations, two groups alternated. One session involved using materials to build a suitable raft for your team to paddle out into the lake and back. Then we had abseiling, which tested our limits and showed us who feared heights. During the camp we spent two nights in tents, one at Thredbo diggings, one at Island Bend, and two in cabins at Bungarra. These different settings offered different challenges and rewards, ranging from the tv and foosball tables at the cabins, to the river at Thredbo Diggings. A lot of us went for a swim in the freezing river and Mr Gentle embraced the cold and went for a session freestyle. We dried ourselves, went and made our own dinner and all gathered around our group's campfire and enjoyed the delicious cookies. I must admit they were pretty good. At the end of the camp, we all told our favourite moments and had a great laugh, and we finally had our last sleep in Jindabyne. The next day we said our goodbyes and were back on the bus to school. Thank you to all the teachers who came on the trip and made the journey so much more enjoyable. I’d also like to mention all the camp staff who were on-site with us for the week. Students have been sent a link to download the images taken [smallgallery fooid="48660"]
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15.11.23 Mission & Identity
Brighter Futures Program
We are delighted to share the highlights of the Aboriginal Cultural Program that has unfolded over the past six weeks, providing our Aboriginal students with a rich and meaningful exploration of their heritage. Cultural Learning with Aunty Beth, Uncle John, and Fletcher Aunty Beth, Uncle John, and Fletcher from Cultural Choice Association have taught the students much about Aboriginal culture, imparting invaluable insights into various aspects of culture from bush foods and medicines to creation stories. These sessions not only deepened their understanding but also fostered a strong sense of pride and connection to their culture. Wellbeing Workshops In addition to cultural education, Fletcher led empowering wellbeing workshops focused on teenage mental health. The sessions provided essential tools and strategies for our students to navigate the challenges of adolescence while promoting a positive and resilient mindset. We believe that fostering mental health awareness is integral to nurturing well-rounded individuals, and these workshops were a crucial component of the program. Collaborative Artwork Reflecting Identity Throughout the program, students engaged in a collaborative art project that beautifully captures the essence of their identity, the spirit of our College, and the richness of their cultural heritage. This artwork stands as a visual testament to the unity and diversity within our school community, showcasing the unique perspectives and talents of each participant. As we conclude this transformative six-week journey, we extend our gratitude to Aunty Beth, Uncle John, and Fletcher for their dedication and expertise. Their contributions have left an indelible mark on our students, fostering a deeper appreciation for their cultural identity, and equipping them with valuable tools for personal growth. We look forward to future initiatives that continue to celebrate and honour the diverse heritage within our school community.  
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03.11.23 Mission & Identity
Excellence in Teaching
Careers and Vocational Education and Training It with great pleasure that I share with our community that Mrs Juliana Dignam, College Leader of Careers and Vocational Education and Training, was awarded the Careers Advisers Association of NSW and ACT, Careers Adviser of the Year at a ceremony held in Sydney last Friday. This prestigious award honours a Careers Adviser who is making significant contributions to Career Education and development in and beyond their school. It highlights the quality of Career Education in the school, the skills and achievements of the Careers Adviser and their dedication to achieving quality outcomes for students. Juliana is an invaluable resource for students and parents, possessing a unique set of personal qualities that make her effective. An organiser, coordinating various career-related events, workshops, and resources, ensuring students have access to the information they need. A natural networker, establishing connections with professionals, industry experts, and educational institutions, broadening parent, and students' horizons by opening doors to diverse opportunities. Her positive and passionate mindset enables her to stay abreast of evolving career trends, offering students relevant and forward-thinking guidance. Juliana is very approachable and creates a safe and welcoming space for students to share their concerns, providing tailored solutions and support. Juliana is an innovator, creating opportunities that she believes will benefit all involved. Her initiatives align with the National Career Education Standards (NCES) and Australian Blueprint for Career Development (ABCD), emphasizing collaboration, exploration, and readiness for an ever-changing future. In 2022, she organised a remarkable National Careers Week event with 34 presenters and 73 classes, engaging students across Years 7 to 12. The theme focused on embracing squiggly careers and appreciating different pathways. Collaborating with teachers, students, administrative staff, employers, and IT professionals, Juliana witnessed remarkable student engagement. Juliana also organised in 2022, an alumni event for Year 12 students, highlighting diverse pathways to success.  To keep Year 10 students engaged, she designed a comprehensive 4-week program in Term 4, including work experience, guest speakers, virtual work experiences, and skill development activities. In 2023, she orchestrated a highly successful Careers Pathways Expo, providing parents with access to employers and tertiary providers. Over 453 parents registered for the event, facilitating meaningful conversations with their children. Juliana's innovative approach and unwavering dedication continue to shape students' career journeys, inspiring them to embrace diverse possibilities and think critically about their futures. We congratulate Juliana on this award and are very grateful to have her as a member of our St Edward’s community. Highly Accomplished Teacher Accreditation (HAT) Congratulations also to Mrs Michelle McDonald for being recognised for her attainment of the the accreditation status of Highly Accomplished Teacher (HAT). Michelle is the St Edward’s College English Leader of Learning, and this award recognises her commitment, professionalism and expertise as a highly accomplished teacher. Michelle attended an award ceremony at Parliament House on Friday evening to be presented with her award by the Honourable Prue Car Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and Early Learning. Michelle has continued throughout her career to ensure that she stays abreast of the latest research, curriculum developments and approaches to teaching English and demonstrates a great capacity to share her expertise with her colleagues in a collaborative and inspiring way. Michelle is a member of the English Teachers Association and has regularly convened collaborative professional learning sessions with teachers from St Edward’s and other schools to ensure that the young people in our care are provided with the best possible learning experiences to achieve positive outcomes. I congratulate Michelle on achieving this level of accreditation and look forward to her ongoing contribution to teaching excellence at St Edward’s.
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30.10.23 Mission & Identity
Year 8 Camp Adventures
The students were well-behaved, and the activities were demanding, a testament to the fact that the boys went to sleep on both nights tired yet satisfied. Food was abundant; there were seconds and thirds available for those with an appetite. Activities available to the students included surfing, beach sports, kayaking, mega paddling, archery tag, bush walks, and initiatives. For dinner each night, the group was divided into two: one group had hamburgers cooked for them, while the other group cooked their own meals, and Trangia's Spaghetti Bolognese was on the menu. Groups of three and four students worked together under the direction of their camp instructors. The following night, the groups swapped; we have some budding young chefs among our Year 8 students. The highlight of the camp, however, had to be the intergroup volleyball competition held on the last day, with groups 7 and 13 competing in the final. Group 7 won the final with a score of 21 points to 19, becoming the inaugural champions of the St Edward's Killalea State Park Volleyball Championships.   [smallgallery fooid="48113"]
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20.10.23 Curriculum
The North Challenge
St Edward's and St Joseph's collaborate to win the North Challenge! Congratulations to the St Edward's/St Joseph's team for their triumphant collaboration in winning the North Challenge! After three months of meticulous planning and dedicated efforts to address the issue of Housing Affordability on the Central Coast, they emerged as victors, against other Central Coast schools in the competition. The team actively participated in six workshops alongside executives from North Construction, gaining insights into the company's operations and procedures. This experience proved invaluable in shaping their own company, which was founded to address the specific problem. Their solution involved the development of affordable, efficient, and sustainable 3D-printed homes for lower-income families. Their comprehensive proposal encompassed various aspects, including their vision, objectives, company values, expectations, SWOT analysis, SMART goals, GANTT chart, Milestones chart, company direction, organizational structure, elements of workplace culture, employee satisfaction plan, target customer identification, investment and cost estimates, rental solutions, loan and sponsor estimates, feasibility study, 3D-printed house design and associated costs, as well as career opportunities within their business. In addition to this strategic planning, the team also established a web presence, designed business cards, and successfully produced a handheld 3D-printed house, all according to their specifications.  
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13.10.23 Curriculum
2023 HSC Examination Timetable
See the link below for the 2023 HSC Examination Timetable, individual timetables have also been uploaded to student portals.     2023 HSC Written Exam Timetable - NSW Education Standards   Link to NESA Website  
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13.10.23 Parent Connection
Upcoming School Vaccination for Years 7 and 10
UPCOMING SCHOOL VACCINATION VISIT - register online! Central Coast Local Health District nurses will be providing vaccination at St Edward’s College on Monday 30 October from 9:00am. If your child is in Year 7 or Year 10 this year and you would like them to receive routine vaccinations, but have not already completed a consent form online, please follow the links below, or use the QR code to register your consent for vaccination. If you have any questions or difficulties completing the form, please phone The School Vaccination Team on 0487 357245  
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09.10.23 Parent Connection
Correspondence Emailed Home Term 4
Please see below correspondence emailed home in Term 4, 2023.   Year 10 2024 Laptop Rollover - Sent 22 November 2023 2024 Fees Notification - Sent 22 November 2023 Year 10 Iluminate Challenge - Sent 20 November 2023 Year 12 - Permission to Arrive Later or Leave Early - Sent 10 November 2023 Year 12, 2024 Goal Setting - Sent 7 November 2023 Year 10 Camp - Sent 6 November 2023 Year 10 Minimum Standards - Sent 6 November 2023 Read With Me - Sent 2 November 2023 Year 12, 2024 Parent Information Evening Summary - Sent 24 October 2023 Year 8 Camp Medications - Sent 24 October 2023 Year 8 Camp - Sent 24 October 2023 Year 12, 2024 Information Evening Reminder - Sent 9 October 2023 2023 Year 10 Camp Information and Consent Form - Sent 22 September 2023 
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18.09.23 Curriculum
Year 12 Farewell Assembly
What a fitting conclusion to the six-year journey of our graduating class of 2023. The entire school community recognised and bid farewell to Year 12 with a standing ovation as they walked through the College towards the ERC.  In the ERC, Year 11 greeted them with a guard of honor before the commencement of the Farewell Assembly. During the Assembly first and second place awards were presented for each subject and the special memorial awards were announced at the conclusion of the Assembly.  Congratulations to Troy Duncan who earned the prestigious title of College Dux, and Zane Smith who was honoured as Sportsperson of the Year, two coveted distinctions well-deserved by exceptional students.  Please see the program below for first and second place recipients and the special memorial awards. We extend our sincerest wishes to all students and their families for success in the upcoming weeks and months. We eagerly anticipate witnessing the remarkable accomplishments of these young men in the future. All images in video presentations will be made available to students via a link in early October. 2023 Farewell Assembly Award Recipients   [foogallery id="47630"]  
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18.09.23 Mission & Identity
Year 12 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, Kenan Fonseka 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. For the first time there was a parent/staff choir who sang two songs as a gift to the students. A big thank you to all those who contributed to this delightful occasion. Mr Beacroft Director of Mission All images in video presentations will be made available to students via a link in early October. [foogallery id="47584"]   [embed]https://youtu.be/F--8YKxJANM[/embed]
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18.08.23 Mission & Identity
Founder’s Day Celebration
On Founder’s Day each year we come together to celebrate our College, our Founder Edmund Rice, and to deepen our sense of community and service to others. Edmund Rice is the example we look to in learning about standing with the poor, being ‘other’ centred and generally about being a good human person; letting our humanity shine to promote and increase the dignity and respect we afford our fellow men and women. Throughout the day as a College we raised funds for those who are marginalised or disadvantaged within our community AND built a stronger sense of belonging with one another. The gold coin donations again contributed to our support and our sponsorship of the education of Fredrick Were in Kenya. This year is a special year within the history of St Edward's, as it marks the 70th Anniversary of the College. Being such a significant year, the 70th Anniversary was the focus of Founder’s Day in 2023 and the students were asked to celebrate the College in their own unique way. To do this, students worked in their Home Rooms to create, practice or be involved in something that celebrated the 70 years of St Edward’s College. From writing letters to Fredrick or building closer community relationships by throwing sponges at teachers, multiple aspects of who we are as a College were on display. Stairs Sprint - Results The Stairs Sprint run during Founders Day produced great competition and many fast times. Many students from all year groups attempted the Stair Sprint challenge. Some students had many attempts to try and improve their time. The following times were the best on the day. Congratulations to Miki Szczytnicki in Year 7 with  a time of 4.19 seconds and Blake Downs in Year 12 with a time of 4.01 seconds, who set the fastest times ever for their Year groups since records began in 2014. Year 7 – Miki Szczytnicki:  4.19 seconds Year 8 – Cruz Tucker:  4.50 seconds Year 9 – Jayden Moggs: 4.32 seconds Year 10 – Jesse Mantel: 4.37 seconds Year 11 – Arky Cleverly: 3.80 seconds Year 12 – Blake Downs: 4.01 seconds   Images From the Day [smallgallery fooid="46662"]   Click the Link to See all the Action [embed]https://youtu.be/neAcR7BKQjA[/embed]
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09.08.23 Mission & Identity
SECTV Homeroom Edition
Click the YouTube link below for the latest Homeroom Edition of SECTV, hosted by Kale Puata and Jack Wighton.   [embed]https://youtu.be/rl2qFoVLcnA[/embed]
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09.08.23 Careers/Vocational Education
Teaching Excellence
Celebrating Teaching Excellence We are honoured to announce to our community that Mrs Juliana Dignam, the College Leader of Learning in Careers/VET Education, has been nominated as a finalist for the NSW/ACT Careers Adviser of the Year award. This nomination is the highest honour afforded to a small selection of Careers Advisers each year by the Careers Adviser Association of NSW and ACT who represent over 800 Careers Advisers from Government, Catholic and Independent High Schools in NSW and ACT. The nomination recognises elite Careers Advisers who are excelling in the implementation and delivery of Career Development Education in their school as well as those who have dedicated their time to supporting their Career Adviser colleagues to deliver excellence in their own role. [caption id="attachment_46434" align="alignright" width="230"] Juliana Dignam[/caption] Juliana has worked tirelessly since being appointed to her role at St Edward’s in the organisation and implementation of a Careers Education and Vocational Training program which is of the highest quality. She is committed to ensuring that St Edward’s leads the way in this educational domain, constantly seeking opportunities to benefit our boys in their preparation of post school pathways. Her recent achievements include in 2023, the Inaugural St Edward’s Careers Expo which was held at the College earlier this year where exhibitors from University, TAFE, employment agencies, local companies in a range of trades and professions, the Defence Force and Police Services were exhibitors for Catholic School students on the Central Coast to attend. In 2022 Juliana introduced the Year 10 End of Year Pathways Program, mock interviews for Year 10 students with members of the local community volunteering to assist students in preparation for part time and full-time work and the introduction of a timetabled Careers Education program in Year 10. Juliana has developed great connections and partnerships with many local industries and assisted many students in the attainment of apprenticeships. She coordinates our School Based Traineeships and the external study of courses though TAFE for students as part of their HSC pattern of study. The ultimate winner of this award will be announced at a ceremony in October this year and we wish Juliana every success in this process.
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09.08.23
Youth Community Service
Youth Community Service Award It is with great pleasure that we inform our community that Joshua Judd of Year 12 has been selected to receive a Youth Community Service Award by the NSW Branch of the Order of Australia Association. The Award recognises NSW senior High School students who have shown commendable service to their local communities. [caption id="attachment_46435" align="alignright" width="230"] Joshua Judd[/caption] Throughout his time at St Edward's College, Joshua has consistently gone above and beyond in his efforts to serve others. One notable example of his service is his extensive involvement with Coast Shelter from 2018 - 2023. Joshua has volunteered in the kitchen, dedicating his time to cooking and serving meals to the homeless and those sleeping rough. His compassionate approach and unwavering commitment have provided nourishment and hope to some of the most vulnerable members of our society. In addition to his work at Coast Shelter, Joshua also volunteered as a surf life saver at Macmasters Beach Surf Life Saving Club from 2018 - 2023, actively contributing to the safety and well-being of beachgoers in our community. His selfless dedication to this vital role demonstrates his willingness to put the needs of others before his own. By committing his time and skills, Joshua has undoubtedly saved lives and contributed to creating a safer coastal environment for all. Recognising the importance of caring for the elderly, Joshua has volunteered his time for nursing home residence visits in 2018 and 2019. By engaging in these visits, he demonstrated compassion and empathy towards the aged members of our community, brightening their days with companionship and genuine care. His involvement in such activities showcases his understanding of the value of intergenerational connections and the positive impact it has on both the residents and the wider community. Furthermore, we would like to highlight Joshua's remarkable achievement of completing over 100 hours of community service every year from 2018 to 2023 while studying at St Edward's College. Joshua will be presented this award by Her Excellency, The Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of NSW at a ceremony at Government House in September. We congratulate Joshua on this achievement.
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19.07.23 Curriculum
Academic Assembly
The St Edward’s College community came together to celebrate the academic achievements of students at two assemblies on 19 July 2023. Students were honored for their hard work, diligent application, and dedication to their studies.  The College applauds these young men for their perseverance and the remarkable results they achieved throughout Semester 1. Congratulations to all award recipients for their well-deserved achievements! Students received one of three awards: Consistent Effort: Students being presented with Consistent Effort have approached their studies with perseverance and resilience, demonstrating high levels of organisation, cooperation and participation. To be presented this award Students must have received nominations from the majority of their teachers. Academic Achievement: Students being presented Academic Achievement are actively involved in the classroom, have developed effective study routines and are always working at their personal best. To be presented this award, students must achieve an A grade in a number of subjects and receive nominations from teachers. Outstanding Academic Achievement: Student receiving Outstanding Academic Achievement have demonstrated academic excellence in all subjects, showcasing sophisticated skills in and commitment to independent study. They always work at their personal best, striving to set and achieve their goals. To be presented this award, students must achieve an A grade in the majority of subjects and receive nominations from teachers. Award Recipients   Years 7 to 9 Images [smallgallery fooid="46021"]   Years 10 to 12 Images [smallgallery fooid="46074"]
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17.07.23 Parent Connection
Correspondence Emailed Home – Term 3, 2023
Please see below correspondence emailed home in Term 3, 2023.   Year 12, 2024 Information Evening - Sent 20 September 2023 Year 8 Camp Information - Sent 19 September 2023 Year 12 Events and Celebrations - Sent 15 September 2023 Year 10 Work Experience - Sent 15 September 2023 Elevate Education - Year 12 - Sent 28 August 2023 Year 12 Events and Celebrations - Sent 23 August 2023 Year 10 Work Experience Program Procedures - Sent 23 August 2023 Current Year 8 for Year 9, 2024 Subject Selection Evening - Sent 22 August 2023 Year 10 Term 4 Attendance Letter - Sent 22 August 2023 Year 8 Subjection Selection Evening (For Year 9, 2024) - Sent 11 August 2023 2023 Census Privacy Collection Notice - Sent 3 August 2023 Book Week - Sent 3 August 2023 2023 Census Privacy Collection Notice - Sent 3 August 2023 Letter to Year 10 Families RE St Joseph's Subject Evening - Sent 19 July 2023 2023 Uniform Expectations Term 3 - Sent 17 July 2023
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17.07.23 Curriculum
Student Led Conferences for Years 7 to 12
During Term 3 parents/carers, teachers and students will have two opportunities to meet online and reflect on the learning that has taken place this year to date. The dates and details for the Student Led Conferences will be: Thursday 20 July (Week 1) from 4.00 pm to 7:30 pm Thursday 27 July (Week 2) from 4.00 pm to 7:30 pm These conferences will be held online via Microsoft Teams. Teachers will call the students on their Microsoft Teams account at the scheduled booking time to make contact – students must ensure they are logged in to Microsoft Teams using their St Edward's College email. It is preferable that students use their school laptop for this. Microsoft Teams meetings will not be recorded by teaching staff and we request that parents and students not record meetings either. All conferences are intended to support your child in developing a greater sense of responsibility for their learning. It will be compulsory for students to attend all scheduled meetings with their parents/carers. Students will be expected to take an active role in leading their parents/carers and teachers through a reflection on their learning in that subject. There will be an expectation that students complete a reflection on their progress for each subject prior to the meeting. The student, parents/carers and teachers will then reflect on and evaluate the learning goals set and discuss strategies to address areas of challenge and achieve learning growth throughout Semester 2. The Student Led Conference bookings are managed with an internet-based booking system called Parent Teacher On-Line (PTO). The steps to access PTO are via the link below – once completed, you will receive an email from PTO allowing you to book interviews with your son’s teachers that you wish to see. Please note that bookings are limited. All interviews will be of seven minutes duration. Access to PTO will be available from Thursday 29 June at 7:00 pm and will be closed off for bookings two days before interviews. 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 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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30.06.23 Curriculum
2023 Trial HSC Examination Schedule
Trial HSC Examinations commence Monday 31 July 2023. Please see the link below to the Examination Schedule.  Individual student timetables have also been uploaded to the Portal.   Click Here for the 2023 Trial HSC Exam Schedule  
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27.06.23 Mission & Identity
70th Celebration – A Big Night Out
On Thursday June 15, the College held a Musical Performance Night to mark the 70th Anniversary of the College. The evening, which was held in the Edmund Rice Centre, was a huge success, providing an opportunity for past and current students to perform musical items. Over two hundred ex-students, teachers and support staff along with current staff and students were entertained with a range of outstanding musical performances from different eras and genres. The evening provided many old boys with the opportunity to connect with old school mates, some of whom had not seen each other for over thirty years. Also present on the evening was the first ever female student to join classes at St Edward’s, Mrs Mavourna Collits. Mavourna attended the College in 1958 to study Latin with Br Shanahan the first College Principal. The “Forever the Black and Red” historical publication was also launched on the night marking the seventy years that St Edward’s has provided a quality Catholic Education to young people of the Central Coast. I would like to thank Mrs Annette Rankin, the College Leader of Performing Arts, Mr Paul Toole, Music Teacher and Mrs Meagan Armstrong, Event Coordinator, for their work in organising this historical occasion. Forever the Black and Red Publication     Images from the Evening [foogallery id="45616"]  
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27.06.23 Mission & Identity
SECTV Homeroom Edition
Click the YouTube link below for the latest Homeroom Edition of SECTV hosted by Kenan Foneska and Tom Conroy.   [embed]https://youtu.be/BSXK9tUPCsE[/embed]  
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14.06.23 Parent Connection
Correspondence Emailed Home – Term 2, 2023
Please see below correspondence emailed home in Term 2, 2023. Using the Canteen - Sent 28 June 2023 2023 Semester 1 Concludes - Sent 26 June 2023 2023 Term 3 Student Led Conferences Parent Information Letter Year 11 2024 Subject Selection Presentation - Sent 14 June 2023 Year 11 2024 Subject Selections - Sent 9 June 2023 Year 10 - Subject Selection Expo - Sent 2 June 2023 Athletics Carnival 2023 - Sent 22 May 2023 Student Compliance and Safety - Sent 12 May 2023 College Photographs - Sent 2 May 2023 Years 7 to 10 Friday Afternoon Sport - Sent 1 May 2023 Year 10 Parent Letter Vaccination Program - Sent 26 April 2023 Term 2, Personal Grooming - Sent 24 April 2023      
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13.06.23 Sport
College Athletics Carnival
The College Athletics Carnival was run and won on Tuesday 30 May at Adcock Park. We could not have asked for a better day. Wonderful weather and a combination of students who embraced the carnival atmosphere and enthusiastically represented their Houses. There we many highlights during the day: Mr Griffin challenging Will Browning and Keenan White in the Opens 1500m race. His early race pace would be his downfall. He chased redemption, later in the day in the 400m, with a more conservative strategy, seeing him fly home in second place. Noah Nakagawa setting a new record in Opens 100m heats with a time of 11.37sec. Zane Smith challenging the Opens High Jump Record (1.92m), a late change of shoes couldn’t get him above the bar. The overall behaviour and level of participation across the age groups. We also crowned the following Age Champions: Under 12:  Ewan McHale - Spillane Under 13:  Jamie Vernon - Shanahan Under 14:  Owen Clark - Spillane Under 15:  Kallum Moggs - Knights Under 16:  Cooper Jones - Knights Opens:  Lincoln Markulin - Knights Overall, the day was won by Knights (Green House) on 1247 points, with Spillane (Red House) on 1106, Doolan (White House) on 962 and Shanahan (Blue House) on 896. [smallgallery fooid="45416"]   The following boys have made the College team to contest the Broken Bay (CSBB) Carnival on 4 September at SOPAC, Homebush: Age Event Participant Participant 12 100m Mason Protestas Ewan McHale 12 200m Ewan McHale Fraser  Boake 12 400m Ewan McHale 12 800m Fraser Boake Raife Owen 12 1500m Fraser Boake Raife Owen 12 High Jump Ewan McHale 12 Long Jump Ewan McHale 12 Shot Put Mason Protestas 12 Javelin Danila Tuntsov 12 Discus Danila Tuntsov 13 100m Thomas Gregory Elliott Cleary 13 200m Xavier Werder Thomas Gregory 13 400m Jamie Vernon 13 800m Billy McCarthy Eli Pepper 13 1500m Billy McCarthy Eli Pepper 13 High Jump Aston Mexon 13 Long Jump Duke Russell 13 Shot Put Rasmus Borg 13 Javelin Kaidan Regattieri 13 Discus Cooper Stark 14 100m Xavier McNeil Joseph Sanfilippo 14 200m Joseph Sanfilippo Harrison Evans 14 400m Joel Washington 14 800m Joel Washington Ewan Hitchcock 14 1500m Joel Washington Aden Tillott 14 High Jump Owen Clark 14 Long Jump Xavier McNeil 14 Shot Put Owen Clark 14 Javelin Owen Clark 14 Discus Owen Clark 15 100m Giuseppe Merillo Ben Geddes-Brown 15 200m Giuseppe Merillo Isaac Plunkett 15 400m Eden Pearson 15 800m Asher Armstrong Eden Pearson 15 1500m Asher Armstrong Eden Pearson 15 High Jump Kaine Heiber 15 Long Jump Isaac Plunkett 15 Shot Put TBC 15 Javelin Olly Graham 15 Discus Kallum Moggs 16 100m Jay Clarke Will Lyons 16 200m Cooper Jones Jay Clarke 16 400m Cooper Jones 16 800m Deakin Wright Orsen Bailey 16 1500m Deakin Wright Orsen Bailey 16 High Jump Deakin Write 16 Long Jump Jamie Hughe 16 Shot Put Cooper Jones 16 Javelin Tom Flynn 16 Discus Jay Clarke Opens 100m Noah Nakagawa Bradley Plummer Opens 200m Noah Nakagawa Bradley Plummer Opens 400m Will Browning Opens 800m Will Browning Keenan White Opens 1500m Will Browning Keenan White Opens High Jump Zane Smith Opens Long Jump Marley Medina Opens Shot Put Lincoln Markulin Opens Javelin Lincoln Markulin Opens Discus Sione Ofahengaue Age Event Participants 12/13 Relay Thomas Gregory, Elliott Cleary, Jackson Hokin, Mason Protestas 14/15 Relay Xavier McNeil, Ben Geddes-Brown, Joseph Sanfilippo, Giuseppe Merillo 16+ Relay Jay Clarke, Bradley Plummer, Calan Tucker, Noah Nakagawa    
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25.05.23 Mission & Identity
College Mural
We are very excited to announce another College first this year. St Edward’s College has been fortunate enough to have their first College Mural designed and painted by Local Aboriginal Artists Grant Molony, Russ Molony and Jason Goulding. In consultation with the artists, our Aboriginal students, local community and Elders on the Central Coast, it was decided that local animals that are present on the Coast and ones that have significance within local Aboriginal culture would be included in the mural. These include a Sea Eagle, Kookaburra, Stingray, Sea Turtle and Eel. The four house colours have been incorporated into the artwork and into the future, four of the animals will be aligned with a house to become their totem. The artwork took place over four days and we thank the community of St Edward’s for being respectful of the site during this time. Grant said many classes came down to watch them work and they had several discussions with students and staff throughout the process. From the Artists: In our Aboriginal culture we have three families. Our immediate family, our community and mother herself, the natural environment. These are the foundations of connection, inclusion and ownership. Represented through three clear realms of land, sky and sea. The interwoven connection of sky, land and sea. Spoken through the amazing natural world on our doorstep. The land will be warm and caring. The sky is breath and stillness. The sea calming and cooling. Our work speaks of a journey readable both ways. A travel story of learning and growth both intriguing and inspiring coming from either sky or sea. Uplifting with an underlying voice of strength and respect.   Thank you Grant, Russ and Jason for all your hard work and for opening Reconciliation Week with this beautiful legacy. [foogallery id="45139"]
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04.05.23 Mission & Identity
Year 7 Mother’s Day Liturgy
On Thursday 4 May, Year 7 gathered with many of their family members to celebrate Mother’s Day. Each core class presented an item that captured the importance of motherhood. It was a wonderful occasion that was followed by a beautiful morning tea. Many thanks to all who assisted in preparing for this gathering and for the boys who performed so admirably on the day. Mr Beacroft Director of Mission   [smallgallery fooid="44641"]   [embed]https://youtu.be/A4ElnawHIgE[/embed]  
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04.05.23 Parent Connection
Attention Old Boys
Attention Old Boys - Invitation to The Big Night Out The College is hosting The Big Night Out, a celebration of 70 years for Old Boys.  This will be a night filled with live entertainment and bands featuring old boys and current students.  Fully catered canape menu with beer and wine supplied by Six String Brewing Co (run by old boys), the evening will also feature the launch of the “Forever the Black and Red” publication, a culmination of memoirs and recollections from various old boys throughout the seven decades of Eddies.  There will also be the opportunity for guests to experience a tour of the College campus prior to official celebrations commencing. If you would like to be invited to this event, please email marmstrong@stedwards.nsw.edu.au. RSVP’s close on 31 May 2023.  
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27.04.23 Mission & Identity
70th Anniversary Mass
The College Founder's Day Mass was a special day for St Edward's celebrating 70 years serving the Central Coast community. There were many invited guests who have had significant involvement with the College over the years. It was an honour to see past Christian Brothers, Principals, College Captains, Duxes, old boys and past staff in attendance. The students were reverent, respectful and prayerful throughout the ceremony which was presided over by Bishop Anthony Rondazzo. Father Greg Skulski from St Patrick’s Parish concelebrated Mass with Bishop Anthony. Congratulations must go to all our brilliant musicians consisting of staff and students who performed during Mass. Students in the band were thoroughly prepared by Mrs Rankin and Mr Toole. Their performances added so much to the prayerful atmosphere of the mass. A big thank you to all that contributed to this wonderful community celebration. Mr Beacroft Director of Mission and Identity   Images from the Mass [foogallery id="44502"]   Music from the Mass [embed]https://youtu.be/9a8xziIEOvI[/embed]
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26.04.23 Parent Connection
College Photographs
College photographs will take place on Tuesday 2 May and Thursday 4 May, please see the instructions below for ordering.     Click Here to Order  
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26.04.23 Parent Connection
Student Competition – Are You a Fisho
NSW Fisheries has joined forces with St Edward’s and we are proud to announce our inaugural Sports Fishing Award for 'CATCH OF THE YEAR'. Are you able to show a great catch? It can be based on size, number, or rarity. The following rules apply: You must be a LAND BASED fisherman. No spearing or boat based fishing entries will be accepted. You must have a photo of you with the fish, AND a photo of the fish against a measurement (tape or chart). You must have caught the fish between 1 January 2023 and 31 October 2023 This will be judged by an expert panel. Please email photos to Mr Lord, Mr Summerhayes or Ms Evans. The trophy will be presented at school assembly during Term 4. Posters advertising this award have now been placed all around the school. See the above teachers for more information.
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06.04.23 Mission & Identity
Easter Liturgy
The tradition of sharing our Holy Week celebration with St Joseph’s Catholic College 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 were outstanding in presenting the final days of Jesus. 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   Images from the Liturgy   [smallgallery fooid="44359"]   Music Performances from the Liturgy   [embed]https://youtu.be/TV0DfkB6n1g[/embed]
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05.04.23 Mission & Identity
SECTV Homeroom Edition Week 10, Term 1
Click the YouTube link below for the latest Homeroom Edition of SECTV hosted by Xavier Reid and Bradley Plummer.   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJpoiWs2zq0[/embed]
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03.04.23 Careers/Vocational Education
Careers Pathways Expo a Great Success
On 30 March, St Edward’s College was the host of a Careers Pathways Expo for parents and students from Years 10 to 12. The event targeted parents and students, due to recent research determining parents are the key influencers in their child’s career pathways decisions.   The College invited experts and key exhibitors from universities, colleges, local employers, TAFE, associations, and defence forces to educate and guide those present.  We also had two special presentations on Early Entry Schemes and studying overseas. To reach more parents, we extended the invitation to parents from St Joseph’s Catholic College, St Peter’s Catholic College, MacKillop Catholic College, and St Brigid’s Catholic College and we thank the 453 parents who registered and attended with their families, making over 1000 attendees. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive and we now plan to host this highly successful event every two years. We take this opportunity to thank the following exhibitors for participating and taking part in the successful evening: Australian Defence Force,  ADW Johnson Pty Ltd, AIQS - The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, CCUSA - Camp Counsellor’s/Volunteer, Central Coast Council, Central Coast Group Training, Central Coast Industry Connect, Crossmuller/Borg, Crowne Plaza Terrigal, Engineers Australia, International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS), International Sports College of Australia, JMC Academy, National Institute of Education - UCAT and Medical Interviews, NECA Training and Apprenticeships, North Construction & Building, NSW FITC (Maritime & Safety Training NSW), NSW Police, Omnia Inclusive Employment Solutions, One Agency Kylee Jones Properties, PICA Group, Price Waterhouse Cooper, Sydney Flight Centre, TAFE NSW, The Hotel School Australia, The University of Sydney, The University of NSW, Training Services NSW, University of Newcastle, The University of Technology Sydney, University of Tasmania, Australian Catholic University (ACU), Avondale University, Campion College, Macquarie University, Universities Admissions Centre and Internationally Educated. [foogallery id="44216"]
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15.03.23 Mission & Identity
Adventures at Year 9 Camp
On Wednesday 8 March, Year 9 arrived at school early to embark on their camp at Wee Jasper, southwest of Yass.  It was a different climate compared to what the boys are used too, say goodbye to 20-degree nights and welcome to 4-degree fresh Autumn air. The energy of the boys after they hopped off a four-and-a-half-hour bus ride was high, as they were eager to eat some lunch and get stuck into an afternoon of activities. They had some downtime after their first activity, many played touch football and cricket, while others preferred to sit with friends and share stories. We had a night bushwalk to wind down ahead of a massive day two, as the boys were required to complete three activities. Students were given a goal ahead of camp, to talk to someone new over the three days. It was great to see that most boys did that, many making new friends over the three days.  It was also pleasing to see each student giving all activities a go, making this camp one that will be remembered forever. College and camp staff were so pleased with the behaviour and efforts of the boys. In fact, a member of the public who was camping there shared positive feedback and was extremely impressed by how the boys expressed themselves. Onto Jindabyne in Year 10! Mr Marks and Mr Mantellato   [foogallery id="43858"]
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10.03.23 Mission & Identity
Day in the Life at St Edward’s College
Day in the Life at St Edward's College is an opportunity for Year 6 students to experience what it’s like to be an 'Eddies' boy. Year 6 boys from over 30 primary schools attended the College on Thursday 9 March 2023, where they experienced typical lessons across a number St Edward's College subject areas.  Year 6 took part in experiments in Science; French quizzes and groupwork making the Eiffel tower; water colour painting and lino printing in Visual Arts; playing various instruments and designing a song on the computers in Music; making a wooden box in TAS; sporting activities in our Edmund Rice Centre in PDHPE.  The boys also got the opportunity to visit the College Library and complete activities with our Library staff. Holy Cross Catholic Primary School - Kincumber [smallgallery fooid="43407"]   Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School Shelly Beach and St John Fisher Catholic Primary School Tumbi Umbi [smallgallery fooid="43625"]   Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School Wyoming and St Patricks Catholic Primary School East Gosford [smallgallery fooid="43689"]   Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School Terrigal [smallgallery fooid="43744"]   St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School Woy Woy [smallgallery fooid="43657"]   Other Central Coast Primary Schools [smallgallery fooid="43457"]  
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08.03.23 Parent Connection
Correspondence Emailed Home – Term 1, 2023
Please see below correspondence emailed home in Term 1, 2023   Year 10 Parent Letter 2023 School Vaccination Program - Sent 4 April 2023 2023 Student Led Conference - Updated rooms - Sent 31 March 2023 Face to Face Learning Conferences - Sent 28 March 2023 Student Led Conferences Term 1 - Sent 15 March 2023 Year 7 and 10 Parent Letter - 2023 School Vaccination Program - Sent 3 March 2023 Year 9 Camp Packing List - Sent 3 March 2023 2023 College Attendance letter - Sent 28 February 2023 Flexischools Student Process - Sent 27 February 2023 Year 7 Camp Information - Sent 21 February 2023 Year 9 Information Evening - 20 February 2023 Year 7 and 10 Parent Letter 2023 School Vaccination Program - Sent 20 February 2023 2023 Collection Notice for Parents - Sent 15 February 2023 Years 10 to 12 Careers Pathways Expo - 15 February 2023 Years 7 to 11 Elevate Education - Sent 15 February 2023 NAPLAN 2023 Information - Sent 14 February 2023 Year 8 Information Evening - Sent 13 February 2023 Year 9 Camp Information and Consent Form - Sent 10 February 2023 Year 11 Parent information sheet 2023 - Sent 9 February 2023 Year 7 Information Evening - Sent 9 February 2023 Year 7 Camp Information and Consent Form - Sent 7 February 2023 Year 12 2023 - Permission to Arrive Later or Leave Early - Sent 6 February 2023 Year 10 Information Evening - Sent 30 January 2023 SEC Learner Profile - Sent 25 January 2023 Year 7 2023 - Letter to Parents - Sent 25 January 2023 Year 8 2023 - Letter to Parents - Sent 25 January 2023 Year 9 2023 - Letter to Parents - Sent 25 January 2023 Year 10 2023 - Letter to Parents - Sent 25 January 2023 Year 11 2023 - Letter to Parents - Sent 25 January 2023 Year 12 2023 - Letter to Parents - Sent 25 January 2023 Year 11 Information Evening - Sent 24 January 2023 - Sent 25 January 2023  
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07.03.23 Curriculum
Fun and Friendship at the Year 7 Camp
On Wednesday 22 February four coaches arrived at St Edward’s to meet 166 very excited Year 7 students and 16 slightly nervous staff! Torrential rain the night before did not dampen the boys’ enthusiasm and we arrived at Crosslands Reserve ready to be ferried across to the camping site at Galston. For many boys this was their first experience of camping and the responsibility of setting up their own tents was taken very seriously by all. They did a great job and despite some rain and gusty winds over the three days we had no tent collapses and all managed to stay warm and dry (ish!) Daytimes were spent stand up paddle boarding, abseiling, canoeing and orienteering. The favourite activity was definitely the flying fox – especially the joy of hearing your teacher scream louder than any student on the vertical drop. Special mention to Mrs Titheradge! Evenings were spent enjoying marshmallows around the campfire and playing team building games. Feedback from teachers and the Camp providers consistently praised the boys for their cooperation, their empathy and encouragement of others and their desire to challenge themselves to stretch beyond their comfort zone. St Edward’s Camp Spirit Awards will acknowledge those students who were outstanding in these areas at our next Pastoral Assembly. Thank you to George and Fiona at Outdoor Education Australia and their amazing team and the 16 St Edward’s staff for their generous support of our Year 7 students. Reflections from Year 7 “Camp was awesome!” Max “The activities were fun but the main thing is I did heaps of new things.” Byron “I loved every single activity it was really awesome” Sachin   [smallgallery fooid="43009"]
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05.03.23 Careers/Vocational Education
Careers Pathways Expo
Years 10 to 12 students and their parents/carers are invited to register for our inaugural Careers Pathways Expo. See the link below for more information and to register for the event. [embed]https://www.stedwards.nsw.edu.au/curriculum-learning/careers-and-vocational-education/careers-pathways-expo/[/embed]
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02.03.23 Mission & Identity
Founder’s Day and 70th Anniversary Mass
Attention Eddies Old Boys This year, we celebrate the College’s 70th Anniversary.  To commemorate this occasion, we will be holding a special 70th Anniversary Mass, celebrated by Most Rev Anthony Randazzo, Bishop of Broken Bay, on Thursday 27 April in the ERC.  If you would like to be included on the Old Boys invitation list for this Mass, please email Meagan Armstrong via marmstrong@stedwards.nsw.edu.au.  We will also be holding a special event in June, to launch a commemorative publication for our 70 years, featuring various Old Boys’ bands and musicians.  If you would like to be invited to this Old Boys event, please also email Meagan.    
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24.02.23 Mission & Identity
SECTV
Click the YouTube link below for the latest Homeroom Edition of SECTV hosted by Tom Conroy and Ken Foneska. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETlOIRYQiEk[/embed]  
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17.02.23 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 Greg the Parish Priest at St Patrick’s Parish. Congratulations must go to all our brilliant musicians who performed at Mass. Our musicians were thoroughly prepared by our music staff led by Mrs Rankin and Mr Toole. Their performances added so much to the prayerful atmosphere of the mass. Father Greg spoke eloquently on this year’s theme Be the best you can be.  Our College Principal, Mr Bonnici, also spoke about the importance of this year's theme at our College. 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. Mr Beacroft Director of Mission and Identity   [foogallery id="42794"]   [embed]https://youtu.be/ZsmxA3ncWxo[/embed]
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07.02.23 Sport
Swimming Carnival
2023 saw a fast start to our sporting calendar, with the College Swimming Carnival being held on the first Friday of Week 1 (Friday 3 February). This year we got back to the way it was, with the full school carnival being held at PLC Woy Woy. For our Year 7 – 9 students, this was the first of its kind for them. A bright sunny day, with many smiling faces, greeted staff and students. The following boys excelled in their age groups: Age Place Name House 12 1st 2nd 3rd Raife Owen Luca Nowland Fraser Boake Knights Knights Shanahan 13 1st 2nd 3rd Billy McCarthy Logan Atherton Cooper Stark Spillane Spillane Doolan 14 1st 2nd 3rd Tom Barry Julian Tagoai Shaylan Bennett Spillane Shanahan Spillane 15 1st 2nd 3rd Tahj Regattieri Lucas Jarman Eden Pearson Shanahan Doolan Shanahan 16 1st 2nd 3rd Lachlan Bunney Cooper Jones Archie Carpenter Knights Knights Doolan Opens 1st 2nd Jayden Redfern Kale Puata Doolan Knights   Whilst the carnival was there for our competitive swimmers to shine, it also doubled as the first of our House Competitions for the year, and participation points were invaluable. Our House Champions for 2023 were: Spillane (Red) on 635 points Knights (Green) 525 points Shanahan (Blue) 483 points Doolan (White) on 432 points Each student who has qualified to represent the College at the Broken Bay carnival (Tuesday 14 March – SOPAC, Homebush) has been emailed a copy of the events they will be entered in. An online permission note for this event will be sent out this week. Well done to all the boys in attendance on the day for embracing the day and creating a memorable atmosphere. A big thank you to Mr Murray who stepped in at late notice for me, to run the carnival.   [smallgallery fooid="42579"]
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06.02.23 Mission & Identity
Welcome Year 7
What a busy week Year 7 have had! After saying goodbye to family at the school gates on their first day, Year 7 were guided into their Home Room groups by our senior school leaders, meeting their Home Room teacher and receiving their stationery packs and kit bag. After a tour of the school with the Year 11 and 12 students in their Home Room, Year 7 spent the remainder of the day with their Core teachers and classmates, playing games and making new friends. Over the next few days, they received their new laptops, had photographs taken for their student ID cards and mastered the art of opening their lockers – quite a tricky skill! On Friday they joined in the school Swimming Carnival with enthusiasm, both swimming and cheering on their house. Teachers have been very impressed with their composure and positive attitude as they move around the school, and we look forward to really getting to know each student. Congratulations Year 7 on a fantastic start to your high school journey!   [smallgallery fooid="42414"]
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13.12.22 Curriculum
Annual Award’s Assembly
On Tuesday 13 December, the College community celebrated our students' academic success at the Annual Awards Assembly. To receive an award 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 event, College Special and Memorial Awards were also announced including Edmund Rice Awards.  We congratulate all students who received an award, your hard work and dedication to your studies is something to be proud of. Please see the links below for Award recipients. Award Recipients 2022   Images from the Assembly [smallgallery fooid="42027"]
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07.12.22 Sport
2023 College Swimming Carnival
We will be conducting our swimming carnival on Friday 3 February 2023 at the Peninsula Leisure Centre, Woy Woy. Given the short turnaround with the start of school and the swimming carnival, students/parents are asked to use the below link to nominate their chosen events. Nominations will be accepted until 3pm Wednesday 1 February 2023. Click Here to Nominate for Events Below 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 equipment. 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 2.15 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 minimal. 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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05.12.22 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 Semester 2 Reports - Sent 14 December 2022 2023 Fee Schedule = Sent 13 December 2022 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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29.11.22 Mission & Identity
Sun and Surf at Year 8 Camp
Well boys, we made it through three tough days of camp. I would like to commend all for coming, and for most of you this was your first camp since Year 5. It was an early start on the Wednesday but all boys arrived on time, and were eager to make their way to Killalea State Park. Thank you to all the parents for the early drop off. Day 1 entailed the boys arriving around 9:00am to be broken up into 10 different groups. They had to construct their own tent, and for some this was a challenge. All boys showed resilience and perseverance to get the job done in a strong wind. Some tents went flying, but we all eventually got there! Then it was time to sunscreen up and hit our first lot of activities. There were five activities on offer: Surfing, Beach Sports, Bush Walk, Mega Paddle plus Kayaking, and Archery Tag. It was quite a walk to each activity (and extremely hot) so I am proud of the boys for keeping up their fluids and showing a willingness to participate. Black Diamond definitely looked after us in regards to food, we received bacon and eggs for breakfast, ham and salad sandwiches for lunch, and burgers plus burritos for dinner. Day 2 had the boys rise early to get stuck into three lots of activities. There were a few burnt and tired souls come Thursday afternoon, with most of the boys falling asleep while watching a movie before bed. Once all boys entered their tent, they crashed. We were blessed with the weather as there was not a cloud in the sky for the entire trip. As a school, we are thankful for Black Diamond for going above and beyond to provide our boys with an experience that they will not forget. Mr Marks Year 8 Pastoral Leader   [smallgallery fooid="41624"]
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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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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]https://youtu.be/GpOLxdPOVNY[/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]https://youtu.be/09MBDVNRxKY[/embed]   Video Compilation - Images Through the Years [embed]https://youtu.be/tsHhPFRTNcY[/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]https://youtu.be/53YsRmLH3nM[/embed]
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06.09.22 Mission & Identity
Prefect Investiture Mass
Investiture of College Captain, Vice Captains and Prefects During a solemn and beautiful mass presided over by Father Jack, the College welcomed the prefect body for 2022-23. Their badges were blessed and pinned on their blazer by one of their parents. At the conclusion of mass the 2022 - 2023 College Captain and Vice Captains were announced. Congratulations to: William Shaddock, College Captain Fletcher Moore, College Vice Captain Noah Nakagawa, College Vice Captain Tom Conroy, College Prefect Kenan Foneska, College Prefect Nicholas Gately, College Prefect Rayden Gomez, College Prefect Joshua Judd, College Prefect Oliver Martin, College Prefect Marley Medina, College Prefect James Nilsson, College Prefect Trent Pantel-Bentham, College Prefect Bradley Plummer, College Prefect Zavier Reid, College Prefect Jivesh Shonak, College Prefect Thomas Whitmore, College Prefect During this moving ceremony, the students performed various hymns, which provided a prayerful atmosphere. Thanks to 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. A big thank you to all who contributed to this wonderful community celebration. Mr Beacroft Director of Mission   [foogallery id="39120"]   [embed]https://youtu.be/Fg_DnXJg_4I[/embed]
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29.08.22 Curriculum
Book Week
During Week 6, the Library was buzzing with all things books! We had daily ‘Guess the Book’ competitions, Kahoot, the Harry Potter escape room, a Sherlock Holmes ‘who dunnit?’ and plenty of other book related activities. The boys were great participants, and their competitive nature really shone through with the highly coveted canteen vouchers up for grabs daily. Our virtual Harry Potter escape room saw the boys working together to solve the puzzles to progress through each online room, and our Sherlock Holmes ‘who dunnit?’ had teams racing around the school to collect clues in order to solve the case – it was Longworth, with the sword, motivated by the manuscript in case you were wondering… On Wednesday, Tim Selwyn from Girri Girra Aboriginal Experiences came in to share stories and cultural knowledge with the boys. He spoke about Aboriginal men’s business and the importance of being respectful of others and how it is vitally important to listen in order to learn. On Friday, Book Week finished with a bang with staff and students coming dressed as their favourite book characters. At the assembly Mr Griffin shared a reading from his favourite series ‘Game of Thrones’ by George R R Martin to kick things off and then we celebrated our best dressed students with prizes. The photobooth was one of the highlights of the week and it was great to see staff and students embrace their inner child and have some fun all in the name of reading for pleasure. Thank you to all the staff and students who were involved in creating games and promoting Book Week and a special thank you to all who came dressed up – it created a wonderful atmosphere. Congratulations to our competition winners: Monday: Jett Heaney, Tom Roth, Mason Potter, Flynn Zammit and Hudson Sky Tuesday: Tom Barry and Billy Fennell Wednesday: Harry Evans, Phelix de Vries and Ike Diffin Thursday: Ben Stewart, Jivesh Shonak, Abhishek Thomas (with the assistance of Mr Le Page and Miss Nowalinski), Keenan White and Max Stride. Friday: Luka Coughlan-Berg, Max Bird, Lorenzo Arango, Ben Weisbaum, Matthew Xuereb and Ronan Bishop. We can’t wait to do it all again next year! The Library Team     [foogallery id="38900"]
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24.08.22 Curriculum
Music Performances
Year 12 Music Evening On Monday night our wonderful Year 12 Music students performed a selection of their pieces to a very appreciative audience of family, friends and staff. It was a fitting evening celebrating their efforts and achievements over the HSC Music course and an opportunity to share their love of music and performance skills with a wider audience before sitting for their HSC performance examination in Week 9. This event was expertly crewed by the Year 11 Entertainment class who did an excellent job. The atmosphere in the room and sense of connection our performers felt supporting their peers was truly lovely to be part of. We wish all our Year 12 Musicians the very best and we are very proud of their accomplishments. Performance for Year 8 On Tuesday  Year 8 were treated to a Music concert featuring some of our HSC Music students and some up and coming performers from Years 10 and 11. The event was crewed by Year 12 Entertainment students. The concert showcased a diverse range of genres and was performed to a very enthusiastic audience, providing our musicians with an avenue to hone their performance skills. The performers are to be congratulated on their excellent contributions to the event and  Year 8 are to be commended on their exemplary behaviour as an engaged and supportive audience.   Images from the Performances [smallgallery fooid="38840"]   Performance for Year 8   https://youtu.be/9OP3N9VcuBI   Year 12 HSC Performance   https://youtu.be/8iSRyrwPbcM
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24.08.22 Curriculum
Year 11 Preliminary HSC Examination Timetable
Please see below the Year 11 Preliminary HSC Examination Timetable.  Exam schedules have also been uploaded to student timetables and are available on the Portal.   Preliminary HSC Exam Timetable  
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24.08.22 Mission & Identity
SECTV Homeroom Edition Thursday 25 August 2022
Click the YouTube link below for the latest Homeroom Edition of SECTV hosted by Fletcher Moore and Jivesh Shonak.     https://youtu.be/MUOs8ZXIXb4
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11.08.22 Curriculum
Gosford Police Station Mural Project
Two years ago, Chief Inspector Paul Nicholls approached the Photography department with an idea – a wall mural constructed of hundreds of photos of Gosford Police Station, telling the history of the station in pictorial form. Year 10, 11 and 12 Photography students were assigned the task and we set to work – then the dreaded COVID hit! Two years and two lockdowns later, our project is completed and has come to fruition. Many hours have been spent by students editing each photo, merging, layering and photoshopping the mural, which measures a very large 1.8 m x 5.0 m in area. The mural was then delivered to a company for production and installation, and we are proud to present photos from the official opening ceremony of the mural in situ. Congratulations go to the following students for their hard work and perseverance in contributing their share to the mural: Flynn McHale, Will Turton, Nathan Collis, Andre Sirio, Conor Kelly, Will Clarke, Oliver Wagemaker. These boys spent hours editing and proofing photos, erasing and changing backgrounds to make the mural as spectacular as it is. It is a credit to the boys and their perseverance, work ethic and professionalism. What a wonderful way to link our local Police representatives with a sense of community and pride – well done, Eddies! [foogallery id="38655"]
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08.08.22 Mission & Identity
Waste Audit Report – Environment Portfolio
On 27 July the College Environment Portfolio participated in a waste audit. The idea came from a series of webinar sessions Take 3 for the Sea ran three years ago and it was great to see it finally come to fruition. There were three boys: Owen Bradstreet, Wilheim Hieber and Fletcher Moore who participated in these webinars three years ago and were there on the day to see through their initiative. Owen and Wilheim ran the event which included students from each year group from 7-12. The students gathered one bin from each of the main areas of the school and then grouped the rubbish from that bin into separate sections on a big tarp in the school quadrangle. This was great, as the whole school got to see what we were doing and it was very interesting listening to the explanations and conversations between students in the portfolio and other students not in the portfolio. The rubbish, as you can see in the photos, was divided up into foods that could be still eaten (left over sandwiches fruit etc), compostable rubbish (apple cores, citrus peels etc), recyclable rubbish (paper, card board etc), soft plastic recyclables (glad wrap, chip packets etc) and then finally the waste that could not be recycled or composted. It was amazing to see that of all the piles, the non recyclable rubbish pile was by far the lowest with only a few small objects that could not be recycled.  This showed that if the school was able to introduce all of the above recycling options or students were to come trash free and recycle/compost the other items at home, we could potentially fill all of the College's rubbish into one red bin. I look forward to watching the prefects present this to the school body and look at what initiatives can be introduced as a result. Well done to all those students who participated! Your passion and drive to make a change will make a difference. [foogallery id="38558"]
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01.08.22 Curriculum
Year 7 Goal Setting
The students in Mr English’s Core class completed some goal setting at the start of the term that included creating a series of “I WILL” statements. The “I WILL” statements were inspired by the work of 1978 Surfing World Champion, Shaun Tomson who works with schools, charities and multi nationals to encourage all of us to believe in ourselves, face life’s challenges and commit to positive values. During the process of putting the “I WILL” statements together, the boys were lucky to be in communication with Shaun who shared what it means to be creative, courageous and determined. The artwork you see with the “I WILL” statements was created by Shaun and his team who put together the work, free of charge for the boys to share and have as a class display.
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21.07.22 Curriculum
Academic Assemblies
The College community came together to celebrate students' achievements and efforts in the classroom at Academic Assemblies on 20 July 2022. Students were presented with one of three awards: Consistent Effort Awards: Students who were presented with a Consistent Effort Award approached their studies during Semester One, with perseverance and resilience, and demonstrated high levels of organisation, cooperation and participation. To be presented with this award Students must have received nominations from the majority of their teachers. Academic Achievement Awards: Students who were presented with an Academic Achievement Award were actively involved in the classroom during Semester One, they developed effective study routines and were always working at their personal best. To be presented this award, students must have achieved an A grade in a number of subjects and have received nominations from teachers. Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards: Student who were presented with an Outstanding Academic Achievement Award had demonstrated academic excellence in all subjects during Semester One and had showcased sophisticated skills in and commitment to independent study. They always worked at their personal best, and strived to set and achieve their goals. To be presented this award, students must have achieve an A grade in the majority of subjects and have received nominations from teachers. We congratulate all award recipients. Years 7 to 9 [smallgallery fooid="38215"]   Years 10 to 12 [smallgallery fooid="38280"]   2022 Award Recipients   The Combined St Edward's College and St Joseph's College Concert Band Performance [embed]https://youtu.be/w82y5taJqUo[/embed]
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20.07.22 Curriculum
Trial HSC Examination Timetable
Please see below the timetable for the Year 12 Trial HSC Examination period which commences on Monday 1 August 2022. St Edwards College Trial HSC Timetable 2022  
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28.06.22 Sport
College Athletics Carnival
Our Athletics Carnival was run and won on Monday 27 June at Adcock Park. The weather held out for us, and the day was bathed in blue skies for most of the day, aside from the wind and the ever-present chill of the venue. The day was a resounding success with many outstanding results and achievements. Highlights for the day included: The behaviour and participation of all students in attendance Riley Schroder in Year 7 running the 400 m to the cheers of the entire crowd down the home strait. Lincoln Markulin in Year 10 breaking the Under 16’s Javelin record with a new mark of 46.10m. Zane Smith in Year 11 challenging the Opens High Jump record of 1.92m and narrowly missing on his three attempts. Knight House completing a clean sweep of the Relay races to the raucous cheers of an enthusiastic crowd. We also crowned the following Age Champions: Under 12's    First Place Archie Lawson Spillane Second Place Oliver Craik Spillane Third Place Brendan Lin Spillane Under 13's    First Place Zach Scaysbrook Spillane Second Place Liam Smith Doolan Third Place Joel Washington Knights Under 14's    First Place Kallum Moggs Knights Second Place Riley Carmody-Smith Knights Third Place Eden Pearson Shanahan  Under 15's    First Place Keanu Wells Knights Second Place Cooper Jones Knights Third Place Deakin Wright Doolan Under 16's    First Place Christopher Rae Knights Second Place Marlen Wilson Shanahan Third Place Lincoln Markulin Knights Under Opens's    First Place Aymn Hamilton Spillane Second Place Thomas Lawton Doolan Third Place Marley Medina Doolan Overall, Knights House were crowned the 2022 Athletics Champions on 994 points from Spillane 901, Shanahan 751, and Doolan on 677. [smallgallery fooid="37995"]
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15.06.22 Mission & Identity
SECTV Homeroom Edition Wednesday 15 June 2022
Click the YouTube link below for the latest Homeroom Edition of SECTV hosted by  Louis Whyatt and Cameron Shaw.   [embed]https://youtu.be/H4JrN4Cck_8[/embed]
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10.06.22 Curriculum
Student Led Learning Conferences Years 7 to 11
This Semester there will be two opportunities to meet your son’s teachers. The first opportunity will be to have an online Microsoft Teams meetings on Thursday 30 June from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The second opportunity will be the next day on Friday 1 July where interviews will be conducted in person on site at the College. These will be from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please note that the conferences on Thursday 30 June that will be held online as a Microsoft Teams meeting, will not be recorded by teaching staff and we request that parents and students not record meetings either. All conferences are intended to support your son in developing a greater sense of responsibility for his learning. It will be compulsory for students to attend all scheduled meetings with their parents. Students will be expected to take an active role in leading their parents and teachers through a reflection on their learning in that subject. There will be an expectation that students complete a reflection on their progress for each subject prior to the meeting. The student, parents and teachers will then discuss some learning goals as they approach the Semester 2 assessments and strategies to address areas of challenge and achieve learning growth. It will also be a good opportunity to discuss the Semester 1 Report that will be published to the Parent/Student portals prior to the conferences. The Learning Conference bookings will be managed with an internet-based booking system called Parent Teacher On-Line (PTO). Using this system, you will be able to book the conference times that suit you best. All conferences will be seven minutes in duration. When you book for an online conference, the teachers will contact students on their device 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. When you book for a meeting at school you will need to go to the room indicated when you arrive at the College. There will be Year 12 prefects directing parents and students. This process and the process for student reflection will be further explained to students at upcoming year meetings. Access to the system will be available from Tuesday 14 June at 7.00 pm and will be closed off for bookings the day before interviews. 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 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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06.05.22 Parent Connection
Positive COVID Reporting and Term 2 Correspondence
Please see below all correspondence emailed home in Term 2 2022, including COVID information and STUDENT POSITIVE RESULT reporting link. Please notify the College of a positive student test result via the following link: CLICK HERE     End of Term 2 Letter - Sent 28 June 2022 Year 12 Wellbeing Day - Sent 23 June 2022 Deputy Principal Announcement EREA - Sent 15 June 2022 Student Led Learning Conferences Years 7 to 11 - 10 June 2022 Semester 1 Learning Conferences - 31 May 2022 Year 11 - Minimum Standards - 27 May 2022 St Edward's Not Involved in Industrial Strike Action - Sent 26 May 2022 COVID Update -  Sent May 13 2022 Founder's Day - Sent 5 May 2022 Change of Student Withdrawal Policy - Sent 3 May 2022 Parent COVID Update Term 2 - Sent 26 April 2022
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06.05.22 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 Moloney the Parish Priest of The Entrance. Congratulations must go to all our brilliant musicians who performed at Mass.  Students in the band were thoroughly prepared by Mrs Rankin, Mrs Emmett and Mr Toole. 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. Fifteen staff received awards form Mr Bonnici for their long years of service to the College. A big thank you to all who contributed to this wonderful community celebration. Mr Beacroft Director of Mission and Identity     [foogallery id="37074"] "]   [embed]https://youtu.be/ltQ-yGxcmGA[/embed]        
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05.05.22 Mission & Identity
Mother’s Day Liturgy
On Thursday May 5, Year 7 gathered with many of their family members to celebrate Mother’s Day. Each Core class presented an item that captured the importance of motherhood. It was a wonderful occasion that was followed by a beautiful morning tea. Many thanks to all who assisted in preparing for this gathering and for the boys who performed so admirably on the day. We wish all mothers a happy mother's day. Mr Beacroft Director of Mission     [smallgallery fooid="36959"]   [embed]https://youtu.be/ZNB-QOnyTkQ[/embed]   [embed]https://youtu.be/wy1vdgIbnoY[/embed]
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07.04.22
Easter Liturgy
The tradition of sharing our Holy Week celebration with St Joseph’s College 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 musicians on the day, under the guidance of the music staffs from both Colleges produced brilliant performances and created a great atmosphere in the hall. 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   [smallgallery fooid="36644"]   [embed]https://youtu.be/HKfVVYtGQ4k[/embed]
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30.03.22 Curriculum
Adventures at Year 9 Camp
Between 23 and 25 March, Year 9 spent two nights and three days on camp at Wee Jasper, just outside Yass. The area is notable for its river systems and the many caving opportunities which was the focus of the camp experience. I was so impressed with the behaviour, resilience, determination, commitment, and comradeship the students displayed during the activities and in their relationships with their peers. The activities varied greatly but drew out the adventurous nature of the students. The camp was well organised and ran very smoothly due to the professionalism and commitment of all  Australian Outdoor Education staff and of course the St Edward’s College staff who came along and supported Year 9 in their activity groups. In speaking with the boys over the last couple of days and in feedback from parents, one can only say that the experience at Wee Jasper was a tremendous success and enjoyed by many. Mr Speziale Year 9 Pastoral Leader   [smallgallery fooid="36249"]
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29.03.22 Mission & Identity
SECTV Homeroom Edition
Click the YouTube link below for the latest edition of SECTV hosted by Prefects Ryan Green and Ronan Grattan.   [embed]https://youtu.be/x7vOg51vOLs[/embed]
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25.03.22 Mission & Identity
A Day in the Life of St Edward’s
Nearly 200 Year 6 boys from across the coast were welcomed by the College attending a 'Day in the Life' where they experienced hands on learning activities. The boys had the opportunity to engage in Science, Music, French, Art, Woodwork and PDHPE. The Leaders of Learning who led each of the activities, were supported by our aspiring student leaders from Year 10. A great day was had by all. Testimonial: The students of St Patrick’s had a fantastic day. The teachers were fantastic. I would also like to personally thank the Year 10 boys who led our students around for the day. They were awesome, respectful and energetic. Such wonderful examples of outstanding students at St Edward’s. They engaged so well with the boys ensuring a calm and relaxed day. - Lee Sullivan, St Patrick's Teacher.   Holy Cross Catholic Primary School [smallgallery fooid="35803"]   Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School, The Entrance and St John Fisher Catholic School [smallgallery fooid="35858"]   Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School, Wyoming and St John the Baptist Catholic School [smallgallery fooid="36004"]   Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School [smallgallery fooid="35921"]   St Patrick's Catholic School [smallgallery fooid="36064"]   Other Schools [smallgallery fooid="36101"]
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23.03.22 Sport
Visit by the Penrith Panthers
Yesterday the reigning NRL Premiers, the Penrith Panthers visited the College. Club CEO, Matt Cameron, spoke about the importance of setting goals, being respectful and the management of the salary cap. Recruitment Officer, Jim Jones, spoke about the important personal qualities he looks for in a potential player outside of their ability on the field. The Panthers’ Wellbeing Officer, Joe Nulaveau (Premiership winner 2003) spoke about this important aspect for every person’s life for their growth and development. Former players Sam Jones and Lee Hopkins then took our players onto the field and put them through some drills. Finally, the Premiership trophy was placed on display for students to get a photo with and many of our students took this opportunity. The representatives from Penrith were highly impressed with our students and were amazed by the memory of Brendan Escott from Year 11 who can recall the scores from every game since 2016. On behalf of St Edward’s, I would like to sincerely thank the Penrith Panthers Club for taking the time to educate and inspire our students who love the game of Rugby League. Mr Beacroft Director of Mission and Identity [foogallery id="35749"]
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15.03.22 Mission & Identity
SECTV – Homeroom Edition
Click the YouTube link below for the latest edition of SECTV hosted by Michael Holmes, College Captain and Owen Bradstreet, College Vice Captain.   [embed]https://youtu.be/h8-c2-oD1v8[/embed]
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02.03.22 Mission & Identity
College Open Day
Open Day - Saturday 26 March 2022 We look forward to welcoming families into the College on Open Day this Saturday 26 March between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm. The day provides an excellent opportunity to take a 45 minute (approx) tour of the campus, talk with students and staff, including our Principal, Mr Mark Bonnici, see subject demonstrations and enjoy a sausage sandwich for lunch. St Edward’s College aspires to provide students with a liberated education that empowers them to build a better world for all. Online enrolment applications are now open for Year 7, 2023. Click Here for the Online Enrolment Form  
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07.02.22 Curriculum
Welcome Year 7
It was wonderful to see the confidence with which Year 7 started their first day. Standing at the gates to greet our newest students it was clear that the only teary eyes were that of parents watching their sons make this big leap into high school. Watching the boys greet one another it was clear just how eager students are to be back in the playground and connecting with their peers and our biggest goal for these early days is to support existing friendships and establish new ones. Congratulations to our 218 new Eddies boys!   [smallgallery fooid="35051"]
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07.12.21 Curriculum
Years 7 to 11 Christmas Liturgy and Awards Presentation
Due to COVID, we once again have not been able to conduct our annual Christmas Liturgy with the College community. This liturgy on the last day is normally a joyous celebration that includes communal singing of Christmas carols. In its place this year, we included prayers and some other visual items at the beginning of our Academic Awards Ceremony for Years 7-11. These prayers were led by the newly elected Prefects and they were well received by the College community. Following the Liturgy, our Academic Awards Ceremony took place.  We would like to congratulate our award recipients for their dedication to their studies during 2021. Special mention must go to the students who received our special and memorial awards for their outstanding community, academic and sporting achievements throughout the year.  A list of all recipients is below. Award Recipients   Click Here for the Recording of the Live Stream to the Years 7 to 9 Assembly   Click Here for the Recording of the Live Stream to the Years 10 and 11 Assembly   Images from the Years 7 to 9 Liturgy and Assembly [smallgallery fooid="34643"]   Images from the Years 10 and 11 Liturgy and Assembly [smallgallery fooid="34713"]
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01.12.21 Curriculum
Year 12 Farewell Liturgy, Academic Assembly and Graduation
A big thank you to all involved in last Friday’s Liturgy and Assembly. The opportunity to bless and farewell all our Year 12’s, to recognise our academic, cultural and sporting leaders and to do so in the company of parents and carers was very special, given the circumstances. The presentations and informal conversations reflected a culmination of genuine relationships with our Year 12’s, who are to be congratulated on their collective achievements. A big congratulations to our combined Dux recipients, Samuel Schweinheim and Lennox Taylor. A special thank you to all the parents and carers in attendance and your support throughout your son's schooling at St Edward’s. Thank you to Mr Beacroft for preparing the Liturgy, Mr Jackson English for coordinating the evening, Mr Toole and Mrs Emmett for coordinating the music, Mr Olbromski our IT specialist, to Mrs Donnelly, Mrs Armstrong, Mrs Francis, Mrs Beynon and Mrs Williams, thank you for all your work behind the scenes organising the Portfolio’s and Mrs Ginsburg for organising the College gifts the boys received. Thank you to our MC’s Mrs Connors and Mr Summerhayes for running a seamless evening, Mr Marks for his help with the award presentations and staff in attendance. Good luck Year 12, Class of 2021, you have been here longer than any other cohort and will be missed. Mr Eamonn McCauley Year 12 Pastoral Leader   Clink Here to View the Recording of the Live Stream   Presentation and Award Recipients   Images from the Liturgy and Awards Assembly [smallgallery fooid="34565"]   Images from the Graduation  [smallgallery fooid="34768"]
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04.11.21 Mission & Identity
Investiture of College Captain, Vice Captains and Prefects
Due to COVID-19 we were not able to have our normal mass which includes the entire student body to celebrate the announcement of our new College Leaders for 2021-22. Instead, a solemn and beautiful mass presided over by Father Greg was celebrated at St Patrick’s Parish Church. With parents and one friend present, our new Prefects received their badges. The Prefect badges were blessed by Father Greg and pinned on their blazers by one of their parents. At the conclusion of mass, the 2021-2022 College Captain and Vice Captains were announced. Congratulations to: Michael Holmes - College Captain Owen Bradstreet - College Vice-Captain Luke Richards - College Vice-Captain Ronan Grattan - College Prefect Nicholas Green - College Prefect Ryan Green - College Prefect Noah Hamilton - College Prefect Jai Heaney - College Prefect Jett Heaney - College Prefect Wilheim Hieber - College Prefect Cooper Lord - College Prefect Cameron Shaw - College Prefect Louis Whyatt - College Prefect During this moving ceremony, the musicians performed various hymns, which provided a prayerful atmosphere. A big thank you to all who contributed to this wonderful community celebration. Congratulations to our new College Leaders. Mr Beacroft Director of Mission [foogallery id="34266"]     [embed]https://youtu.be/aA4DQa6PFg8[/embed]  
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05.10.21 Parent Connection
Term 4 Information
Please find below information regarding Term 4 including the latest COVID information.   Correspondence Emailed Home   Return to Face-to-Face Teaching - 28 October 2021   Year 12 End of Year Letter - 26 October 2021   Years 7-12 Parent Information Term 4 -  18 October 2021   Parent Information for Level 3 Plus Staged Return - 12 October 2021   Parent Information, Return To Face to Face - 11 October 2021   Years 7-10 Parent Information - 5 October 2021   Year 11 Parent Information - 5 October 2021   Year 12 Parent Information - 5 October 2021  
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03.09.21 Curriculum
Le Quartier Art and Photography Competition
See the flyer below for the Le Quartier Art and Photography Competition. Rules and regulations are available via the CANVAS link below: Rules and Regulations  
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25.08.21 Mission & Identity
Good Luck Year 12
As a way of supporting Year 12 and wishing them good luck, staff were invited to send a recorded message. The message may have been one of good luck, support, motivation, positive aspirations, a shout out to a particular class, tips etc. It goes without saying, Year 12 are experiencing many challenges individually and collectively in their final year. This was a great way of reminding them they are part of a community, and they are in our thoughts. Thank you to staff for taking up the invitation to wish the Year 12’s good luck in their upcoming assessment tasks. The messages were sent to Year 12's on the eve of their final assessments. [embed]https://youtu.be/PL2Lk-wZADw[/embed]
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26.07.21 Mission & Identity
Waterford Ideas
Lockdown offers a time for students to complete Waterford, perhaps by looking outside the circle of what they may normally choose.   For example, boys could complete hours via: An online first aid course Phone calls to people in their family who may be isolated eg grandparents, family overseas, neighbours. Advocacy campaigns, through websites eg poverty, disability, aged care etc Reflections in their Waterford booklet (on CANVAS). Students can use time they spend writing reflections, in their Waterford hours. Any time students spend on these campaigns should be signed off by parents. Mr Pat Dell Leader of Learning - Social Justice
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09.06.21 Sport
College Athletics Carnival
The College Athletics Carnival was run and won on Tuesday 1 June at Adcock Park. In what was one of the best days for a carnival in recent memory, a bright sunny and windless day greeted our enthusiastic competitors. We started the day with the 1500 m races, into the 200 m races and then into the field events. Students moved around the carnival in their age groups competing for House points and the opportunity to represent the College at the Broken Bay Athletics Carnival (Tuesday 24 August). To break this up, the boys came back to the velodrome in the middle of the day for a lunch break and the running of the 400 m races. The boys then returned to the final field events before returning to the velodrome for the 100 m finals and the relays. Highlights for the day included: Age Champions Age Group 1st Place House Under 12 Malcom Hawkins Knights Under 13 Riley Carmody-Smith Knights Under 14 Jay Clarke Spillane Under 15 Christopher Rae Lincoln Markulin Knights Knights Under 16 Aymn Hamilton Spillane Opens Hayden Maher Knights Records Record Holder Record Time/Distance House Tom Lawton Under 16, 400 m 54.20 sec Doolan Jay Clarke Under 14, Shot Putt 13.40 m Spillane House Competition 1st Knights           1264 points 2nd Spillane         1030 points 3rd Shanahan      911 points 4th Doolan           900 points A big thank you to both staff and students who were there on the day. The staff are just fantastic at getting in and keeping the day running, despite the fact we had no power for much of the carnival. The student’s behaviour and participation were, by far, the best I have seen in my time at the College. The College Team for the Broken Bay carnival is: Under 12 Luke Abbott - 400m, High Jump Malcolm Hawkins - 100m, Shot Put Jackson Roberts - 100m, Long Jump Harry Call - Javelin Daniel Knox - Discus Under 13 Eden Pearson - 400m, 1500m Asher Armstrong - 1500m, 800m Harry Ryan - 1500m, 800m Riley Carmody-Smith - High Jump, 12-13 Relay Giuseppe Merillo - 200m, 100m, 12-13 Relay Oli Graham - High Jump Callum Moggs - Shot Put, Discus Charlie Moggs - Javelin Riley Price - 12-13 Relay Under 14 Deakin Wright - 1500m, 800m Tristan Jackson - 1500m Cruz McMahon - 800m Jay Clarke - 200m, 100m, Shot Put, Discus, 14-15 Relay John James - 200m Cooper Jones - 400m Jamie Hughes - Long Jump Max Oteiwi - High Jump Donovan Wright - Javelin Under 15 Keenan White - 400m, 1500m, 800m Matt Kairouz - 1500m, 800m Ben Blunt - 200m, 100m, 14-15 Relay Lincoln Markulin - Shot Put, Javelin, Discus Finn Palmquist - High Jump Matt Humphries - 14-15 Relay Under 16 Michael Holmes - 1500m, 800m Luke Foster - 1500m Will Browning - 800m Aymn Hamilton - 200m, 100m, Shot Put, Javelin, 16+ Relay Tom Lawton - 400m, 200m, High Jump Noah Nakagawa - 100m, 16+ Relay Marley Medina - Long Jump Jack Morgan - Discus Under 17 Kyle Graham - 1500m Nick Green - 1500m Ryan Green - 800m Chris Murray - 800m Hayden Maher - 200m, 100m, 16+ Relay Noah Hamilton - 400m, 200m Tommo Peters - 100m, 16+ Relay Parker Robinson - Long Jump Daniel Peters - Shot Put Shaun Turnbull - Discus Harrison Martin - High Jump Jai Adrichen - Javelin Students can also compete in the: Walk:  12-14, 15+ 1500m Triple Jump: 12-15, 16+ Hurdles Age Groups Any boy wishing to compete in these events will need to see Mr Carpenter. [foogallery id="32921"]
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01.06.21 Curriculum
SECTV Reconciliation Week Edition
Please click the link below for the Reconciliation Week edition of SECTV, hosted by Michael Holmes and Mrs Emmett.  (Please note that due to copyright, audio is not available for some of the recording.)   [embed]https://youtu.be/kSrJbeA0yPs[/embed]
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24.05.21 Mission & Identity
200 Years in Catholic Education Mass
It was great to be able to gather with students from St Joseph’s College and St Patrick’s Primary School for this special celebration mass. The ceremony was presided over by Father Paul from St Patrick’s Parish. Congratulations must go to all the brilliant musicians who performed at Mass. The musicians were thoroughly prepared by the music staff from each school. Their performances added so much to the prayerful atmosphere of the mass. Father Paul spoke eloquently about the history of Catholic schools and the importance of those that have made a contribution throughout the years. A big thank you to all those who contributed to this wonderful celebration. Mr Beacroft Director of Mission and Identity   [foogallery id="32475"]   [embed]https://youtu.be/8xZULAW-N3k[/embed]
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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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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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09.02.21 Mission & Identity
Commencement Mass
Be The Best You Can Be. After a year without a whole school mass due to COVID-19, it was great to be able to gather again. 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 Greg the Parish Priest at St Patrick’s Parish. Congratulations must go to all our brilliant musicians who performed at Mass. Our musicians were thoroughly prepared by our music staff led by Mr Toole. Their performances added so much to the prayerful atmosphere of the mass. Father Greg spoke eloquently on this year’s theme, Be the best you can be.  Our College Principal, Mr Bonnici, also spoke about the College Aspirational statement which includes a summary of our future College goals. 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. Mr Beacroft Director of Mission and Identity     [foogallery id="29873"]  
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28.01.21 Curriculum
Welcome Year 7
It was so exciting to watch the St Edward's Class of 2026 arriving for their first day.  They looked terrific in their new uniforms and sharp haircuts. A big thank you to parents for embracing our COVID safe protocols and saying goodbye to their sons at the school gate. Everyone was very brave and I only noticed a few tears – from the parents not the boys! After a few words of welcome from our Principal, Mr Mark Bonnici, the boys received their book packs, met their Home Room teacher and headed off to join the world of high school. A busy day lay ahead, with tours of the school led by senior students and a full day of orientation activities with their Core class. Meeting new friends was a highpoint for many, although lunch time exploring the new canteen, the well-resourced library, the basketball courts and the ovals came a close second. A big welcome to our latest crop of Eddies boys! Heidi Englund Pastoral Leader - Year 7 Home Rooms [foogallery id="29527"]   First Week [smallgallery fooid="29616"]
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07.12.20
Annual Academic Awards Presentation Assembly
On Wednesday 9 December, the College community celebrated our students' academic success at the Annual Awards Assemblies.  Due to COVID restrictions the event was live streamed to allow parents to view the presentation. To receive an award 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 event, College Special and Memorial Awards were also announced including Edmund Rice Awards.  We congratulate all students who received an award, your hard work and dedication to your studies is something to be proud of. Please see the links below for Award recipients.   2020 Award and Liturgy booklet - Years 7, 8, 9   2020 Award and Liturgy booklet - Years 10 and 11     Images from the Years 7, 8 and 9 Assembly, to view the recording of the assembly CLICK HERE   [smallgallery fooid="29223"]     Images from the Years 10 and 11 Assembly, to view the recording of the assembly CLICK HERE   [smallgallery fooid="29334"]    
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02.12.20 Curriculum
Teachers at Work
The following video is a celebration of our dedicated, hard working and creative teachers, who challenge, nurture and inspire the young men at St Edward's College to be the best they can be.   [embed]https://youtu.be/bb6r3MmGN5w[/embed]
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27.11.20 Parent Connection
Holiday Information – Uniform Shop, Stationery, Contact Numbers and Return to School
Uniform Shop Opening Times The West Gosford warehouse will be accessible by appointment only from 4 January to 30 January 2021, Monday to Friday between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm. Book an Appointment Here   Uniform Shop Click and Collect and Further Information   [embed]https://www.stedwards.nsw.edu.au/parent-community/parent-college-uniform/[/embed] 2021 Stationery Year 7 receive a complimentary book pack on their first day of school. Years 8-12 are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. Please find the link below for stationery lists for Years 8-11 for 2021.  Year 12 should be advised by their teachers of ongoing requirements for their HSC year.   [embed]https://www.stedwards.nsw.edu.au/curriculum-learning/stationery-requirements-2021/[/embed] Return Dates Group Return Dates 2021 Staff Wednesday 27 January 2021 Years 7, 11 and 12 Friday 29 January 2021 (Summer Uniform to be worn) Years 8, 9 and 10 Monday 1 February 2021 Student timetables for 2021 will be available on the Portal from early January 2021.   Contact Information Pastoral Care If students or parents have any pastoral care concerns, they should contact the Director of Pastoral Care via the following email, Click Here If you become worried about your child’s mental health over the school holidays, you can contact one of the 24 hour phone numbers listed below: In case of an emergency please call 000 immediately. Mental Health Crisis Line – 1800 011 511 Lifeline – 13 11 14 Kids Help Line – 1800 55 1800 Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636   Enrolment For current students who will not be returning in 2021, please contact Mr Chris Millar, Director of Enrolments and Marketing on cmillar@stedwards.nsw.edu.au For all new enquires please see the link below:   [embed]https://www.stedwards.nsw.edu.au/enrolment/enrolment-enquiry/[/embed]  
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13.11.20 Mission & Identity
Year 12 Graduation
The 2020 St Edward’s Formal was a resounding success. The students arrived in a diverse array of formal attire from the classic black suit, to the tartan three piece, all the way to a beautiful powder purple suit with matching hair and white sneakers. The irony of the immaculate outfits the boys wore (with their shirts tucked in and incredible neat haircuts) was that this was not always how they presented in their time at the College. They all looked great on the evening and showed just how far they had come from the innocence of their start in Year 7. The night was less formal than previous years with minimal speeches, but we had the opportunity to listen to Jackson Robb, Joey Hussein, and Daniel Brazier for a final time. Their speeches were heartfelt and were well received by their peers, a fitting finale to their time at St Edward's. The marquee with its massive dance floor was a great hit, being well utilised up until our 10 pm curfew. The students and their partners had a great night and genuinely appreciated the efforts the College went to, in hosting the Formal on such a tight timeline for preparation. I would like to thank all the staff who worked so hard in putting the night together. Cathy Ginsberg, Meagan Armstrong and Julie Connors for their tireless preparations, Mark Bonnici for his vision and drive to host the formal when so many schools cancelled their formals. A big thanks to the staff that worked on the evening; Paul English working with the amazing student helpers, Gerry Summerhayes as MC, and Sarah Evans for taking photos. Thank you to everyone for making the night so successful. [smallgallery fooid="28960"]  
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13.11.20 Mission & Identity
Sacramental Mass
Year 7 Students Complete Sacramental Program On Friday 13 November, Ashton Hayes, Chase Nicoll, Marlen Wilson, Jette Gooley, Christian Sultana, Sonny Doyle, James Hughes and Saxon Young 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 some 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. Mr Beacroft Director of Mission   [foogallery id="28825"]
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03.11.20 Curriculum
Laptop Rental Program
Parents of students in Years 11 and 12, 2021 who would like to register for the Laptop Rental Program for 2021 and have not already done so, are asked to complete the expression of interest form available via the following link: Expression of Interest Laptop Rental Program Parents wishing to rent a laptop for their son will receive the College Laptop Rental Agreement which outlines the conditions associated with this scheme. If your son intends on bringing his own device to school in 2021, you are not required to complete this expression of interest.  
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02.11.20 Mission & Identity
Thirsty? Choose Water! Program
Mr Gentle from our PDHPE faculty and the Environment, Sport and Wellbeing Portfolio, was recently interviewed by Coast Community News about the Thirsty? Choose Water! Program.  Clink the image below to read the interview.  
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24.09.20
Filming of Year 12 Final Mass and Assembly
Below are links to view the recording of both the Final Year 12 Graduation Mass and Farewell Assembly Year 12 Graduation Mass   Year 12 Farewell Assembly  
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18.09.20
Important Dates for Year 12 – Correspondence
Please see the link below for important dates for Year 12 Correspondence from the Principal 18 September 2020. Year 12 Parents and Carers
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11.09.20 Mission & Identity
Prefect Investiture Mass
Due to Covid 19 we were not able to have our normal mass, which includes the entire student body, to celebrate the announcement of our new College Leaders for 2020-21. Instead, a solemn and beautiful mass presided over by Father Greg was celebrated at St Patrick’s Parish Church. With parents and one friend present our new Prefects received their badges. Badges were blessed and pinned on their blazer by one of their parents. At the conclusion of mass, the 2020 - 2021 College Captain and Vice Captains were announced. We congratulate: Kai Wheelock, College Captain Samuel Beatson, College Vice Captain Joshua Zaia, College Vice Captain Byron Bird, College Prefect Cooper Boyce, College Prefect Charlie Crimmings, College Prefect Joel Cross, College Prefect William Drennan, College Prefect Harry Ellwood, College Prefect Otis Farrugia, College Prefect Joshua Gower, College Prefect Jack Hanna, College Prefect Harry Hoban, College Prefect Harry Martin, College Prefect Jordan Mercado, College Prefect Joshua Partier, College Prefect During this moving ceremony, the students performed various hymns, which provided a prayerful atmosphere. A big thank you to all who contributed to this wonderful community celebration. Congratulations to our new College Leaders. Mr Beacroft Director of Mission Click here for the video of the Prefect Investiture Mass   [smallgallery fooid="27885"]    
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10.09.20 Curriculum
HSC Examination Timetable
HSC examinations commence Tuesday 20 October 2020.  See the link below for the timetable.   Click Here for the 2020 HSC Timetable  
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09.09.20 Curriculum
Visual Arts Bodies of Work
St Edward's College HSC Visual Arts Bodies of Work. * Sculpture, Ceramics, Drawing, Photomedia and Graphic Design * Since 2020 began, the St Edward's HSC Visual Arts students have had some battles to face. Fire, Flood, Storm and COVID-19. During COVID-19 the students lost an average of 8 weeks of face to face teaching time. Working on their practical from home - albeit with a teacher via the internet - was not ideal. There was no personal direction or assistance, certainly not the same as they would have had in class. Yet, here we stand with 16 completed Visual Arts Bodies of Work. They've done it. Congratulations go to each and every one of the following boys who have overcome everything that life has thrown at them this year and who have produced a Body of Work that is personal, conceptual, inventive and of extremely high quality.     Click Here to View    
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08.09.20 Sport
College Athletics Carnival
The College Athletics Carnival is on Tuesday 22 September at Adcock Park. The College will be conducting our Athletics carnival on Tuesday 22 September at Adcock Park, West Gosford. It is compulsory for all boys to attend and rolls will be taken throughout the day.  We need boys to be at Adcock Park by 8.45 am.  Due to COVID restrictions, parents are not able to attend this year.  Any students wanting to compete in the 1500 m event need to be at the oval ready to race by 8.30 am. Transport Normal school buses to and from school will run in the morning/afternoon. Boys from the southern end of the coast will be dropped off near McDonald’s at West Gosford.  Students are then required to cross the Central Coast Highway at the pedestrian lights immediately outside McDonalds where a staff member will be stationed to direct them safely across the main road. All other students traveling by bus are required to catch their normal bus to the College and at 8.30 am they will be directed to make their way to Adcock Park. Staff will be stationed along the way to direct students to the correct and safest crossing points.  They will not be permitted to cross at any other points. This is most important for their safety and wellbeing. Other students may make their own way to the carnival as appropriate. All students requiring afternoon bus transport will return on foot to the College under the close supervision of staff and catch the afternoon school specials as normal. Uniform For identification purposes, it is imperative that all St Edward’s students attend the carnival in their College track suit/sports uniform. This is most important so that we can carry out appropriate supervision of all the boys on that day. Senior students who don’t have a sports uniform should wear appropriate sports clothing, possibly in their house colours. General Directions As maximum participation is the aim of the day, points will be allocated for every student entering an event. Boys need to be equally prepared for the weather, especially at this time of the year. There is little protection from the elements at Adcock Park, so boys also need to bring a hat and sun protection cream etc. The canteen (snacks and drinks only) will be run on the day and is on a cash only basis. There is no facility for use of flexischool accounts or student cards at Adcock Park. The boys are asked  not to bring footballs, basketballs or soccer balls with them as there will be no opportunity to use them on the day. The balls can be a hazard on a day such as this. It is imperative that no boy brings along large sums of money or valuable audio equipment etc. In these situations, it is impossible for the College to take responsibility for items that go missing on the day. In the event of obvious inclement weather, boys would need to come to school prepared for the normal Tuesday timetable. A posting will be listed on the College Facebook page and the College App. No announcement means the carnival will go ahead. COVID Restrictions Spectators, including parents and carers, are not permitted at sporting events held during school hours. (Current CSNSW guidelines). Parents dropping-off or picking-up students from the carnival, must: Do so in the adjacent car park to the Velodrome/Athletics Field Remain in their car at all times (IN – OUT system, under staff supervision) NB: Students will be released at the conclusion of the carnival at 2.15 pm During the carnival: Students will move from event-to-event in their Age Groups Staff supervising these Age Groups will carry hand sanitiser for the students to access/use after each event Event equipment will be wiped down after each Age Group has been completed At the conclusion of the carnival, students, with Parental/Carer discretion, may: Be dismissed from Adcock Park to make their own way home Senior Students may drive Return on foot and under supervision to the College to catch the usual bus services The cooperation of boys and their families with these guidelines will ensure that it is an enjoyable day for all in attendance.  Under normal circumstances the carnival should conclude by 2.15 pm.  No boys will be permitted to leave the oval before that time.  I would ask that parents cooperate in not asking for their sons to leave before that time.
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07.09.20 Curriculum
Academia Portfolio – Podcast
The St Edward's Podcast is a place where the student body can come together to discuss and debate global, national and school-based issues. The aim is to provide a voice for every student in our community, and to enable parents, friends, students, and potential future students, to hear what is important to our school community. What can listeners expect? Each episode will cover three topics, plus a student spotlight. The topics may deal with global, national, or school-based issues, and the student spotlight will showcase our school leaders, or achievements of members from the student body generally. We hope to enable students to share their achievements in any area of sports, academia, the arts, community contribution etc. to show the diversity and commitment of our students. The Academia portfolio has worked on developing the St Edward's podcast, and the team consists of members throughout many year groups, working collaboratively together. Currently, the students involved in the podcast are: Prefects and Student Leaders Year 10 Students Daniel Brazier Aidan Davis Daniel Pearce Johan Fernandes Harry Meggs Beau Seale Otis Farrugia Michael Holmes Louis Whyatt Fergus Clydesdale Noah Hamilton Ronan Grattan Liam Golden Cooper Lewis Zane Gerdy Marcus Channing A collaborative effort between these students has been spearheaded by the Academia Portfolio's Coordinator, Mrs Kylie Nowalinski. An ongoing podcast wouldn't be possible without her leadership and dedication, as well as the work undertaken by all the students. If any boys are interested in participating in future Academia portfolio meetings, or podcast recordings, make sure to pay attention to the daily notices for updates on upcoming events. [embed]https://youtu.be/OKolGNIbjwI[/embed]  
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31.08.20 Curriculum
Year 11 Preliminary Examinations Timetable
Year 11 Preliminary examinations commence Monday 14 September.  Student timetables have been uploaded to the Portal. Preliminary-HSC-Exam-Timetable-2020
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07.08.20 Curriculum
Academic Assemblies – Semester 1
The College Community celebrated our students’ hard work and dedication to their studies at the Semester 1 Academic Awards Assemblies on Thursday 6 August. At the start of the year, all students were encouraged to be the best they can be in their academic, cultural, religious and social justice activities. These assemblies provided the opportunity to acknowledge the many fine young men at St Edward’s who have set themselves learning goals for 2020 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. Year 7 Year 7 Award Recipients   [smallgallery fooid="25984"]   [embed]https://youtu.be/VscR7jAAd7E[/embed]   Year 8 Year 8 Award Recipients   [smallgallery fooid="26018"]   [embed]https://youtu.be/1X_9HgvZrnU[/embed]   Year 9 Year 9 Award Recipients   [smallgallery fooid="26042"]   [embed]https://youtu.be/t0I16MnHNQI[/embed]   Year 10 Year-10   [smallgallery fooid="26069"]   [embed]https://youtu.be/9y3mdgDGZDs[/embed]   Year 11 Year 11 Award Recipients   [smallgallery fooid="26089"]   [embed]https://youtu.be/Nacd8ZK8cL4[/embed]   Year 12 Year 12 Award Recipients   [smallgallery fooid="26108"]   [embed]https://youtu.be/XypJ-rJq1xk[/embed]
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06.03.20 Curriculum
A Day in the Life of St Edward’s
‘I have had a great day and Eddies has the best things to do!’ That was how many of the 204 Year 6 students from 27 primary schools  across the Central Coast responded after experiencing a ‘day in the life’ at St Edward's. Science experiments, the Learning Centre, slam dunking in PE, water colour painting, lino printing and scratch board in art, jamming with Year 10 boys in music, playing ‘Simon says’ in French and finally making a wooden box in woodwork were some of the learning experiences that the boys were involved in. Many had such a good time that the boys said they were going to bring their parents back to the Open Day this Saturday to show them the excellent facilities that St Edward's College offers. Holy Cross Catholic School, Kincumber [smallgallery fooid="24009"]   Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School, Wyoming and St John Fisher Catholic School, Tumbi Umbi [smallgallery fooid="24112"]   St John the Baptist Catholic School, Woy Woy and Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School, The Entrance [smallgallery fooid="24215"]   St Patrick's Catholic School, East Gosford [smallgallery fooid="24323"]   Our Lady Star of the Sea, Terrigal [smallgallery fooid="24409"]   Other Schools [smallgallery fooid="24158"]
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18.02.20 Sport
67th Annual College Swimming Carnival
What an interesting day we had for our 67th Annual College Swimming Carnival at Woy Woy PLC on Friday 7 February. The day had several challenges, with torrential rain, power outages, difficulty with communication and announcements and a move back to the old days of whistle starts. Aside from this, our staff made the necessary adjustments and our boys continued to get in and have a go and enjoy the day. A big thank you to all involved as it meant that we got on with things and ran a successful carnival in trying circumstances. [smallgallery fooid="23766"] The day had many highlights: Records Broken Daniel McLoughlin broke the following Under 16's records: 50 m Freestyle in 25:97 sec 50 m Butterfly in 26:79 sec 100 m Freestyle in 5689 sec Age Champions Age Student House Under 12 Alex McCoombe-Lopez Spillane Under 13 Equal Lachlan Bunney Knights Under 13 Equal Archie Carpenter Doolan Under 13 Equal Sam Cormack Shanahan Under 14 Ashton Walters Knights Under 15 Joseph Bonham Doolan Under 16 Daniel McLoughlin Doolan Opens Kyle Graham Doolan House Champion Points 1st place - Doolan with 1210 points 2nd place - Spillane with 837 points 3rd place - Knights with 751 points 4th place - Shanahan with 731 points Our College team will now progress to the BBSSSA Carnival on Monday 16 March at SOPAC Homebush. A permission note will be issued for this in the next two weeks. Students are asked to check the team and event list for Broken Bay and notify Mr Carpenter of any issues relating to not wanting to compete in certain events or if you are not going to be attending the Broken Bay event on Monday 16 March. 2020 College Swim Times  
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12.02.20 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 Greg and Deacon Paul from St Patrick’s Parish. Congratulations must go to all our brilliant musicians who performed at Mass. Our musicians were thoroughly prepared by our music staff led by Mr Toole. Their performances added so much to the prayerful atmosphere of the mass. Father Greg 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. Thank you 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="23643"]   https://youtu.be/oaJbOM-zb2c
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05.02.20 Mission & Identity
Welcome Year 7
It was exciting to watch Year 7 arrive on their first day! They looked terrific in their new uniforms and sharp haircuts. After a few words of welcome from our Principal, Mr Mark Bonnici, the boys received their book packs, met their Home Room teacher and headed off to join the world of high school. A busy day lay ahead, with tours of the school led by senior students and a full day of orientation activities with their Core teachers. Meeting new friends was a highpoint for many, although lunch time exploring the new canteen, the well-resourced library the basketball courts and the ovals came a close second. A big welcome to our latest crop of Eddies boys! [smallgallery fooid="23353"]
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03.02.20
Save the Dates
Save the dates: Year 7, 2021 Enrolments are now open Open Day is on Saturday 7 March 2020 Careers Pathways Expo is on Thursday 2 April 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 40 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
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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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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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
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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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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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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