Back Row (Left to Right): Matthew Redpath, James Olney, James Skvorc, Angus Jones, Jed Stuart, Willy Mariner
Front Row (Left to Right): Harry Buckley, Mason Evans, Alister Hobson, David Hackett, Hamish Wiseman, Symon Refuerzo, James Tually
On Thursday the 25th of April, a group of our senior boys attended the Anzac Day march at Crawford street in Queanbeyan. The march began at the RSL club on Crawford street at 10 o’clock in the morning, turning onto Monaro street towards the memorial found at corner of Lowe and Monaro street. Multiple representatives from local Queanbeyan businesses, schools, emergency services crews and military personnel gathered to celebrate the annual Anzac Day service. As a war memorial school, we as an Eddies community share this direct connection with Anzac Day, it is fitting that our school is among those who are well represented in acknowledging the sacrifice of the Anzacs. Furthermore, commemorating the Anzac spirit, born from the battlefields of Gallipoli on the 25th of April 1915. An inspiration to all, with some qualities of the spirit evident within all of us today.
Sunday the 28th of April saw many of our Eddies soccer teams competing at Marist College for the annual MARSEC shield. This annual competition against our rival school is a test of our teams soccer skills in a set of friendly games against Marist across all of our age groups, ranging from the U10’s to Opens. All our teams competed well, however, the First XI fell short of a win within their game. Jarrod Watts one of our senior students who coached the U13/14 mixed Division 3 team stated that “The boys were quick to warm up in their first game, then picked up the pace later in their second game. Overall, they played with good spirit and integrity”. A solid exhibition of skill and sportsmanship from our boys.
The holidays provided us with a great time to rest, relax and enjoy a break from school. Now we are back for another term and I hope everyone has enjoyed their holidays. A new term brings new opportunities, with Term 2 consisting of most of our bulk assignment work and exams. Something to keep in mind is that this time of the year can get quite tiresome and stressful, many of us will have very busy schedules with our winter sports starting back up. Trainings will be back on in the afternoons and many of us will have games possibly starting this upcoming weekend. Making sure we are on top of our studies will be key to having a well-managed and enjoyable term, so do keep an eye out for your deadlines and seek out help from all your teachers if you have any possible queries. Ensure that your priorities are set well, so we can all satisfy our requirements. Focusing on academics is indeed very important, sometimes we might become overwhelmed by all the workload. Our co-curriculars are a fantastic way to balance out our academics, allotting this time to do other things is also something that we should keep in mind, because you’ll perform much better on everything, if you’ve balanced it out right. So here is to another fantastic term, let’s go out there and make it the best we can.
Symon Refuerzo (College Captain)