St Edmund’s College has 65 year strong culture with an Old Boys program like no other college. Each year, the Old Boys and Friends Association contributes to the school in some manner. This year, the Old Boys and Friends Association managed to donate to the school a digital scoreboard. On Saturday 3 August, this scoreboard was officially opened on Heritage Day before the First XV kick-off. The Heritage Day is always a great representation of the connection between current students and ex-students as they come to watch the First XV Rugby and the First XI Football take on Marist College. As a student, it was fantastic to see the amount of people support this historic rivalry. Unfortunately the First XI were unable to get the victory with a high scoring 5-3 loss, however the First XV managed to secure a tight 20-17 win. The day was a great success, reassuring the great culture of our school.
On Wednesday 7 August, Year 10 and Year 12 students had the opportunity to visit the Careers Expo at the Exhibition Park in Canberra. There were a range of career pathways which attended the exhibition ranging from the Australian Defence Force to McDonald’s to the University of Canberra. The trip allowed the boys to grasp an idea of possible career choices after school. Personally, I was able to gather a great deal of information from the Australian Defence Force and the University of New South Wales information stalls. On the topic of career opportunities, for all Year 12 students who are undertaking a tertiary package and wish to receive an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) score, the ACT Scaling Test (AST) is less than a month away. For these students, this part of the year will be the most important time to be working hard in order to receive the best score possible.
Let us carry this sense of school spirit into the future as we continue to progress through the term.
Edmund’s to the fore.
Written by Mason Evans (College Vice-Captain)