Captain’s Corner


Can we believe it’s already week 5!

To the students, teachers, and members of the St Edmund’s community,

It’s been a busy few weeks at the college in terms of assessment and co-curricular activities, and this week is no exception. As always, it is important to maintain a balanced school-home lifestyle, to ensure that our mental health stays in tip-top shape, and that we are not rushing assignments as due dates approach.

It was an exciting day for our primary school students last week, as on Wednesday during our personal formation period, Year 11 and Year 12 students participated in the ‘buddy program’. This program is designed to help the younger boys at the college interact with the older boys, by engaging in conversation about relevant topics. During this specific session, the boys talked about friendships; who are our friends, and what makes a good friend. Afterwards, the younger boys headed out to the ovals to soak up some of the winter’s day sun and have a kick of the footy or the soccer ball with the older boys, which everyone thought was great fun.

This week, five Eddies boys travelled to Queensland to compete in the School Sport Australia Nationals Swimming Championships. After having to qualify at the AIS swimming pool back in May, these boys were selected to represent the college, and the ACT for their swimming talents. The boys will compete against other school students from across the country for the duration of the week in both individual events, and relay events. We wish them luck and hope they do well in their races.

Although the wet and windy weather continued throughout the weekend, good spirits prevailed for our first XV rugby team, bringing back a 48-0 win over Wests in Belconnen. On the other side of Canberra, the first XI soccer team played two games this weekend. The first of which occurred on Saturday, where Eddies took on Majura FC; a hard-fought game, resulting in a score of 4-0. The second game was played on Sunday at Marist’s ovals, with the boys ending the weekend with 2-2 on the scoreboard.

I want to congratulate all the boys in the college to keep up the great work! I know we are entering a time of assessment activity and with that a lot of stress can accumulate, but make sure to stay focused on the task at hand. “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen” – John Wooden. This is one of my favourite quotes, as it emphasises how every boy at the college can go above and beyond by doing the little things, to make everything look and feel better as a whole. These little things can include using the plastic bottle recycling bins in the quad, attending the Mary Mead program, or even going to the school sleepout to support local charities. Once again boys, keep up the good work!

Edmunds to the fore,

Hunter Harlor
Treacy House Vice-Captain