Captain's Corner: Hit the Ground Running

Captain’s Corner: Hit the Ground Running

It’s time to get back into gear, semester two is here. Welcome back to all our staff and students for the new semester. Over the holidays, Ms Southwell took over a group of senior students as part of the Solomon Islands immersion trip. The boys participated in multiple activities such as refurbishing and building new playground equipment and infrastructure for some local schools and neighbouring villages. Overall, there was a lot of positive feedback from the boys who went. 13 students that study Japanese went over to Nanzan College to immerse themselves in the culture. The tour was a success, with many boys having the opportunity to create and revisit old friendships as well as enjoy the hospitality the college had to offer.

This upcoming 31st of July is the school walkathon. The six houses are competing closely to see who will become the superior house in raising funds. The boys voted to utilise the funds raised in the walkathon towards refurbishing classrooms. We have a target goal set, with everyone very eager to see some new upgrades to our classrooms. Streets of Canberra be prepared to witness a large array of St Edmunds house and school pride, with the Eddies boys rocking out their house colours during event. With the weather forecasted at Sunny with the top of 14o, the walkathon is looking to be a good event.

This Saturday the 3rd of august is our annual heritage round. Below is the information from the Facebook event:

“We are calling all old boys to have their reunions on this day and come watch the rugby (Eddies vs Marist). It is also a great opportunity to catch up at the college during the day, and then have your respective class reunion functions in the evening.”

10.00 am – Old Boys mass

11.00 am – Morning tea and tour of the College

2.30 pm – Official opening of the new electronic scoreboard at Owen’s Oval, by old boy and NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro

*Please note rugby will commence at the college from about 9.00am through to the 1st XV match at 3.00pm

We encourage all old and current eddies boys to gather on this heritage round and support our history at St Edmunds. Nothing beats a packed stadium to support our first fifteen playing against Marist.

New semesters call for a fresh start, especially with the academic side of things. For our year 12’s, this term is crucial as it holds the AST. So it is important to get organised early to minimise the build up of academic stress later in the term. Our tertiary candidates have been through many careful AST training sessions ran by numerous teachers and prominently coordinated by Mr Foskett. Alongside the optional Thursday morning training sessions that former college captain Jack Dowling has devoted extensive time and effort into preparing our boys. This message is also applicable to the rest of the students, as it has already been previously emphasised, assignments and deadlines can pile up very quickly if left unattended. Let’s utilise this new opportunity well to get a good start on semester two.

Symon Refuerzo (College Captain)