Albert Einstein once said “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” The past few weeks has definitely been a busy time for the College. We’ve had spectacular co-curricular results, with the first XI unfortunately going down in a gutsy semi-final performance over the weekend. On the other hand, the third, second and first XV Rugby managed to bring home the trophy the weekend before. Not only this, we also had a successful College Market Day and Year 7 and 8 Eddies Night Out Disco.
Most recently we had the Darwin immersion. From the 8th of September to the 15th, seven students from the Senior Youth Ministry Team travelled to Darwin to run retreats for students in years 7-9 across three different Colleges. Activities included ice breakers, personal activities, sports games and reflection. When asking Year 12 student James Tually his experience on the Darwin mission trip, he said “It was a great experience, especially getting to work with all sorts of communities and students across different year groups. You definitely get a sense for the more relaxed lifestyle in Darwin. Personally, I believe that everyone should invest in visiting, not only to experience the sense of community but also the wonderful landscape.” St Edmund’s looks forward to continuing this tradition, visiting Darwin annually in order to maintain a bond which has been created between the schools visited.
On another note, with school holidays just around the corner, it is easy to forget that the term is not over yet and our schooling does not stop. Let’s use this time to put more work into our academics. I would just like to reiterate the challenge I posed to everyone at the College assembly not too long ago. Let’s exceed expectations, let’s reflect our outstanding results not only on the sporting field but in our study, let’s strive to always do better and in return, the rewards will show.
Once again, congratulations to all the teams on their fantastic results during winter co-curricula’s and let’s all get involved in the upcoming summer season.
Thank you, Edmunds to the fore.
Written by Mason Evans (College Vice-Captain)