Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Friends and Caregivers,

We have had a wonderful start to our school year! Welcome back!

This is one of my favourite times of the year. All the fresh faces of both students and staff, returning to school with new resolutions and aspirations. As always, at the start of any year, there are new practices and people to get to know.

I am delighted to introduce to you:

The Leadership Team:

  • Kristen Sharpe – Principal
  • Deanne Johnston – Deputy Principal
  • Laura Jones – Commercial Director
  • Andrée Rice – Dean of Boarding
  • Deb Lonsdale-Walker – Dean of Student Wellbeing
  • Sarah Daff – Dean of Mission

Back row: Deanne Johnston, Laura Jones, Sarah Daff, Dearna Law (Assistant to the Principal)
Front row: Kristen Sharpe, Deb Lonsdale-Walker, Andree Rice

 

Our new staff:

  • Rebecca Brunsmann – Student Support Officer, Diverse Learners
  • Samantha Blakeney – Music teacher
  • Jennifer Bunce – Home Economics teacher (replacing Nicole Bradford on LSL)
  • Kathleen Gallagher – Student Support Officer, Diverse Learners
  • Adam Juang – IT teacher
  • Therese McGregor – Maths/Business teacher
  • Sam Oglethorpe – French teacher
  • Sharon Williams – Maths teacher
  • Kathy Wone – School Operations Manager

Directors of Studies

  • Shannon Lacey – Senior Studies Director
  • Michael Elliott – Junior Studies Director

Deanne Johnston, Shannon Lacey and Michael Elliott

Our Leaders of Learning

  • Alex Cashin – Religious Education
  • Donna McGrath – English
  • Phil Spence – Mathematics
  • Wendy Maconald – Science
  • Wendy Bolton – Humanities and Social Science
  • Fiona Day – Health and Physical Education
  • Jarod Costantini – Business
  • Leigh Ferguson – Technologies
  • Ben Webb – Languages

Back row: Ben Webb, Donna McGrath, Wendy Macdonald
Middle row: Wendy Bolton, Fiona Day, Leigh Ferguson
Front row: Phil Spence, Alex Cashin, Jarod Costantini

Leaders of Student Wellbeing

  • Birgit Holley – Year 12
  • Marilyn Byron – Year 11
  • Margaret Devlin – Year 10 (currently on leave, Sarah Porchak Acting)
  • Sue Harris – Year 9
  • Jennie Warwick – Year 8
  • Graham Woodward – Year 7

Back row: Jennie Warrick
Middle row: Sue Harris, Marilyn Byron
Front row: Graham Woodward, Margaret Devlin, Birgit Holley

Program Leaders

  • Laurence Somerset – Vocational Education and Training
  • Karyn Richardson – Diverse Learners
  • Deb Gaggin – Teacher Librarian
  • Charmaine Ferguson – Sports Director
  • Andrew Mear – Music Director
  • Lucy Harkin – Drama Coordinator
  • Nan Chesterman – Visual Arts Coordinator
  • Andrew Webster – E-Learning Facilitator

Nan Chesterman, Andrew Mear, Charmaine Ferguson, Karyn Richardson, Lucy Harkin, Deb Gaggin, Andrew Webster, Laurence Somerset

Last week we launched My Stuartholme. My Stuartholme replaces the old School Portal and is a unique, all-in-one online communication platform. Some of the key features of My Stuartholme include the ability to see your daughter’s timetable, school calendar, whole school news, forms and policies and progressive results and reports. We have also introduced a School App, which is available now from the App Store and Google Play. By downloading the App, you will receive push notifications when a news item is posted in a group you belong to. More details about My Stuartholme can be found in this edition of the Newsletter.

On Monday 22 January, we hosted our first All Parents Welcome social function. We had previously only invited new parents to this function; however, we decided this is a wonderful opportunity for the new parents to be introduced into our warm and welcoming community with both our Day parents and our Boarder parents. The evening was a great success with over 250 attending. We are excited about strengthening our parent and school partnership and believe we have launched our Parents of Stuartholme (PoS) in an informal yet generous manner.

With Year 7 starting on the same Monday, we were well prepared for the student induction, with a full program ensuring their transition into secondary school was safe and stress free. This year, after taking on-board parents needs, Karen Stock (a Year 7 and Year 10 Mum) initiated a coffee/morning tea off site to enable Year 7 parents to debrief about their young daughters transitioning to high school. Over 60 parents participated in this get-together.

Year 7 parent coffee catch up

As I have mentioned, the start of the year is a very special time with new friends, new ideas and new experiences. While I am excited and enthusiastic about the start of my school year – I have been doing this as a teacher for over 30 years. Every year brings new joys and new appreciation of what schools offer. This year I was deeply touched and consider myself privileged to have met our new Year 7 Boarder Parents in a meeting on the Monday. I witnessed the vulnerability and trust of these parents as they handed their precious daughters into our care. While the young girls were anxious and excited, their parents were experiencing a mix of hopefulness and loss. At Stuartholme, as a Boarding school, we are privileged to be entrusted by these parents.

Boarder Parents Meeting

We are filled with pride and humility as we venture into another year full of joy and hope for our girls and our community.

Again welcome back.

Kind wishes and God bless,

Kristen Sharpe
Principal

 

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Key Dates

Please find below the key dates for Term 1, 2018

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Key Dates

Please find below the key dates for Term 1, 2018

DateEvent
Mon 5 FebYear 11 Parent Information Evening, 7-8.30pm
Tues 6 FebYear 10 Parent Information Evening, 7-8.30pm
Wed 7 FebRowing Information Evening 6.30-7.30pm R107
Fri 9 FebOpening Mass, incorporating Academic Achievements 8.30am
Wed 14 FebAsh Wednesday Mass
Thurs 15 FebYear 7 Immunisations 1.30-3pm
Fri 16 FebInterhouse Swimming Carnival
Fri 16-Sun 18 FebMusic Camp (from 3pm on 16 Feb)
Wed 21-Fri 23 Feb Year 7 Camp
Thurs 1 MarchCaSSSA Swimming Carnival (Year 8s attend)
Sat 10 MarchOpen Day 10am-1pm
Fri 16 MarchMusic at Twilight 6-8.30pm
Mon 19-Fri 23 MarchYears 11 & 12 assessment block
Mon 19 MarchYear 10 Career Testing
Sat 24 March Alumnae 'Arts, Bubbles and Canapes Gala' 6pm
Mon 26-Tues 27 MarchYear 12 QCS Practice Test
Wed 28 MarchYear 10 Retreat
Thurs 29 MarchYears 10-12 Parent Daughter Breakfast 7am
Easter Liturgy
Classes Finish at 12pm
Boarders travel day
Mon 16 AprilPublic holiday due to Commonwealth Games
Tues 17 AprilBoarders return
Boarder Parent Network meeting 10-11.30am
Parent Community Groups Principal Meeting 11.30am-12.30pm
Parent Teacher Interviews 10am-7pm
Wed 18 AprilStudents start Term 2
School fees due

Message from the Deputy Principal

It is with much joy that we welcome our students and their families to 2018 and we extend a particularly warm welcome to the newest …

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Message from the Deputy Principal

It is with much joy that we welcome our students and their families to 2018 and we extend a particularly warm welcome to the newest members of our community. The start of a school year is always filled with excitement as students return, greet their friends and commence their classes. I will fondly remember the sounds of my first week at Stuartholme – the babble of enthusiastic chatter broken by spontaneous laughter and more than a few squeals of pleasure!

In the weeks leading up to the commencement of the academic year, Stuartholme’s staff were working hard in readiness for the girls’ return. We are well prepared, excited about the year ahead, and looking forward to working with every individual to help her attain successful outcomes. We wish all our students a rewarding year ahead and we look forward to sharing in their learning, experiences and opportunities.

We encourage all parents to contact their daughter’s Leader of Student Wellbeing with any concerns or questions. Please also do not hesitate to provide us with any information which may assist us to facilitate a strong start to the year for your daughter or that may allow us to better meet her learning needs.

Academic study  starting the year right

At the start of the year it is timely to support the girls’ learning by talking to them about their goals, helping them to identify what academic habits and skills they will need for their stage of learning and supporting them to develop good routines.  My Stuartholme is a great resource that can help parents to support their daughters in this regard.  In addition to accessing your daughter’s timetable, parents can find Assessment Schedules for each year group under the “Academic Services” tab.  Whilst it may only seem as though the term has just begun, and assessment is a long way off, it is a good practice to identify time pressures early.  Please help your daughters to establish a term planner that identifies all assessment, co-curricular activities, family times and other commitments. Once this is graphically organised, she can plan homework and study times and learn the skill of spacing her assessment and study to aid retention of subject matter, develop quality and depth and attain her desired results.

My Stuartholme also provides a wealth of other resources and information so please log on and familiarise yourselves with the site and its offerings.

Class 2017 Last year’s Year 12 cohort once again performed strongly, with 99% attaining a Queensland Certificate of Education. Of our OP eligible students, 26% attained an OP 1-5, 66% were awarded a 1-10 and 94% attained an OP 15 or better.  Our students attained 45 VET qualifications and 23 students received an AMEB Voice and Communication qualification. All of these achievements support tertiary entrance and we are thrilled that the Class of 2017 achieved their goal of attaining viable pathways and options. We congratulate each of our 111 graduating students.

I hope everyone has had a good start to 2018 and I look forward to meeting our parents, students and supporters over the coming months.

Deanne Johnston
Deputy Principal

Message from the Commercial Director

We have been busy in the Commercial Team over the Christmas holiday break. Starting this year we have partnered with Belbaker to provide our morning and afternoon …

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Message from the Commercial Director

We have been busy in the Commercial Team over the Christmas holiday break.

Starting this year we have partnered with Belbaker to provide our morning and afternoon school buses on four different routes. Student safety is our key priority on each of our bus routes. Each Belbaker bus varies in size depending on the route, and is equipped with the latest technology, GPS tracking, seat belts and air conditioning.

Bus passes can be purchased on the school website https://stuartholme.com/parents/bus-network/.  Girls will be able to board the bus with their Student ID Cards as identification.  No Stuartholme student will be left behind at a bus stop, this means that in some cases students may be required to stand.  However this will be avoided as much as possible.

Thank you for your support with our new bus partnership.

 

 

Laura Jones
Commercial Director

Message from the Dean of Boarding

Stuartholme doesn’t come alive until the boarders have returned to animate the historic Renard Building that is their home away from home. We often describe …

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Message from the Dean of Boarding

Stuartholme doesn’t come alive until the boarders have returned to animate the historic Renard Building that is their home away from home. We often describe boarding as the heartbeat of the school, ever present 24/7, breathing spirit and joy into the entire school community. This year, we are delighted to welcome thirteen Year 7s, two Year 8s, eight Year 10s and three Year 11s into the boarding community that is 141 boarders strong! These new boarders  have come from communities as diverse as Coen, Horn Island, Emerald, Garah, Tambo, New Ireland Province in PNG and Saarland in Germany! They have shown great courage and resilience in adapting to their new environments.

Our Boarding Captains, Vice-Captains and Mentors (Grace Gaston, Tessa Buzzo, Gretta Berge, Imani Tamwoy, Sophie Stride, Ellen Bowden, Piper Smith, Leilani Mackie and Bridie Nebe) have exhibited strong leadership already by facilitating House Meetings on Tuesday nights and initiating Year Level Activities after school.

The tragic death of Amy “Dolly” Everett has impacted on many of our boarding families and girls so we have decided to take a very strong anti-bullying stance in the Boarding House this year as well as empowering the girls with a clear step by step process for responding to bullying if they see it or experience it. Watch this space for more information as the term progresses!

Another significant response to Amy’s death has been our decision to ban social media use for the Year 7 and 8 boarders. Many child mental health experts commented in the wake of the  Dolly’s death that 11 to 12 year olds do not have the developmental maturity to navigate the complex and demanding world of social media. https://www.stlucianewsonline.com/no-child-under-12-should-be-on-social-media-bullying-expert-says/

A significant reason that our boarding community is happy and largely achieving its desired outcomes is that we value open and honest communication  with our families. We started this year with a Boarder Parent Support Network meeting chaired by Mrs Susan Shay from Gleneagle. The committee consists of Year Level Representatives and meets once a term. Boarder parents are encouraged to feedback issues of concern or comments about what is going well to their Parent Representatives. Please do not hesitate to contact me with your feedback about boarding (arice@stuartholme.com) at any time. Problems can all be solved by talking and what we don’t know about, we can’t fix up!

This weekend the entire House goes to Wet N Wild on Sunday with most of the other boarding schools in Brisbane! It is a great chance for friends, sibling and cousins to meet up and  have fun before academic and sporting commitments kick in in earnest! Our Recreation Calendar and Summer Menu are on the MyStuartholme page for you to peruse and you will be happy to hear that the boarders run a committee about the food quality and range in boarding called Breakfast Club! Ellen Bowden and Piper Smith are the new office-bearers for this committee.

Boarder of the Week is a new initiative this year and this week, the award went to Olivia Finlay from Year 12! Congratulations Olivia!

Boarder of the Week

We have had some very sad news in our community this week with the passing of Mr Craig Greber, father of Amy, Year 10 Boarder. Can I ask for your prayers please for the Greber Family from Gleneagle. Mr Greber  leaves his wife, Janelle, son, Josh and daughters, Amy and Felicity.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen

It is at times like these that the power of community is most needed and most evident.

Warm regards

Andree Rice
Dean of Boarding

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Message from the Dean of Student Wellbeing

It was wonderful to welcome all our new and returning families to the 2018 school year. Being new to Stuartholme myself, I invited the Cor Unum Captain Sithara-Anne …

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Message from the Dean of Student Wellbeing

It was wonderful to welcome all our new and returning families to the 2018 school year.

Being new to Stuartholme myself, I invited the Cor Unum Captain Sithara-Anne French and Committee members Sophie Baumann, Grace Gaston and Sophie Marriott to support me in events such as the New Student Induction and Opening Assembly. Sithara’s remarks about what she loves the most about the school to our new year 8-12 students aptly characterised our school strength. She shared with the 35 girls present that ‘one of her favourite things about Stuartholme is the sense of community created by the staff and students’.

As the first week progressed, the Year 7 students were certainly looking less anxious and more confident as they navigated new routines and locker locks and girls across all year levels were very excited about the year ahead.

I finished the week feeling very honoured to be working as the Dean of Student Wellbeing in such a warm and caring community who work together to create the village so that every young woman at Stuartholme can be her very best.

Settling back into school routines with positive expectations

To support the girls in settling back into school routines the Leaders of Student Wellbeing and Teacher Mentors have been highlighting “positive expectations” challenging them to:

  • Positively engage with the school ethos
  • Show self-discipline and dedication to academic requirements
  • Be punctual to school and all classes
  • Show self-respect
  • Adhere to the school dress code
  • Respect others’ rights and property.

Your support in upholding these expectations will be important in ensuring your daughter can be the very best version of herself. Research now shows that setting the bar high in terms of expectations increases your daughter’s life chances.

Useful extra advice

Stuartholme school is proactive in providing tailored wellbeing programs to each year level. A Wise Wellness program is offered in the Junior School and Future and Transitions Program in the Senior School. The following sites may also provide useful extra advice to embark on a successful first term of the 2018 school year.

To learn more about online safety and strategies for keeping your daughter safe online: https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent

Support to communicate and connect with your teenage daughter:

http://raisingchildren.net.au/teens/teens.html

Learning about ways to be respectful:

https://kidshelpline.com.au/teens/issues/all-about-respect

Deb Lonsdale-Walker
Dean of Student Wellbeing

 

Message from the Dean of Mission

200 years ago, one of our three wisdom women of Stuartholme, St. Philippine Duchesne, crossed frontiers to bring the Society of the Sacred Heart and …

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Message from the Dean of Mission

200 years ago, one of our three wisdom women of Stuartholme, St. Philippine Duchesne, crossed frontiers to bring the Society of the Sacred Heart and its charism to new lands. It is because of this courageous decision to sail from France to America that the Society is an international network with a presence in over 40 countries. Philippine, and the four Sisters who accompanied her, crossed physical, social, cultural and spiritual frontiers to venture from what was known to a land they could not comprehend. Whilst technology ensures our students will never venture to an unknown world in the same way as Philippine, they are on the journey to a future world we cannot imagine. So, we ask ourselves, what skills did Philippine need to make wise and courageous decision in the unknown landscape she found herself in? How did she face the challenges she experienced on her journey? And how did she keep her core values and beliefs at her centre whilst she experienced setbacks and difficulty?

Our second goal of Sacred Heart education and our focus goal for 2018, ‘A Deep Respect for Intellectual Values’, calls us to challenge and expand gifts and skills of the intellect. St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, the founding Sister of the Society, sought to engender in her order the desire for growth of both mind and spirit and a serious quest after wisdom. To search for truth using both minds and hearts to know was a core purpose for Madeleine Sophie and is referenced in the Society’s historical motto: Cor unum et anima una in Corde Jesu – One Heart and One Mind in the Heart of Jesus.

Our focus goal and our chosen theme for the year ‘Crossing Frontiers’ calls us to provide opportunities for the students to develop the intellect of their minds and hearts so that they may tackle a future which is unknown and ever-changing. This year we will focus on providing opportunities for our students to be critical thinkers who can assess and analyse information; to be effective communicators who can work collaboratively with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures; to be adaptable and agile leaders who show initiative and an ability to think ‘outside-the-box’; to foster compassion and empathy and a sense of curiosity and imagination at the world.

One example of these opportunities occurred over the holidays with our Sacred Heart Immersion Program to India. During our three week trip, we visited Delhi and Agra, Mcleodghanj where we trekked through the Himalayas and St. Theresa’s High School, a Sacred Heart school outside of Mumbai in Harigaeon. Whilst the whole trip presented opportunities for the students and staff to learn, some of the deepest learning experiences came through our interactions with students and staff at the school. Through sharing knowledge about the land down under, learning about what school is like in India and playing in games together, our students crossed cultural barriers and came to understand that what unites us as a human race is far greater than what divides us. It is this sense of being part of a global village that Philippine – a woman with a global heart – strived for and it is one of the greatest lessons we take from her as we continue to cross unknown frontiers in our modern society.

Sarah Daff
Dean of Mission

My Stuartholme

Stuartholme School has launhced My Stuartholme, an online portal and teaching and learning environment. What will I see in My Stuartholme in the initial release? …

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My Stuartholme

Stuartholme School has launhced My Stuartholme, an online portal and teaching and learning environment.

What will I see in My Stuartholme in the initial release?
• Timetable
• Calendar
• Whole-school news
• Targeted news relevant to you (Eg. netball)
• Forms and policies
• Make payments
• List of teachers
• General school information
• Progressive results and reports
• More features to be added over time

How will it be used to for communication?
• Used to communicate whole school news and events
• Used to communicate specific news and events relevant you your daughter
• You will receive notifications from My Stuartholme through email, email digest and via push notificatios through the App.
• Normal email will still be used for communication
• You will be able to fully customise the way you receive your notifications (more info on this later)

What will the new communication look like?
• Global news (sent to all parents). You will receive an instant email and a Push notification.
• Targeted news, depending on which groups you belong to. A summary will be on each page.

It is important you check emails and that you have app installed. Once you have experienced the new system, you can then choose to personalise the way you receive notifications.

School App

To coincide with the launch of My Stuartholme, we are also launching the new Stuartholme School App which will provide you with Stuartholme News and access to My Stuartholme right at your fingertips.

Benefits of the School App

One of the many new features of the Stuartholme App, delivered through Digistorm, is the ability to receive push notifications (instant alerts) and updates about Co-curricular events and activities through your smartphone or device. Users will also be able to:

  • View and download calendar events to your device calendar
  • Receive important emergency notifications
  • Receive instant alerts from your selected groups, such as your daughter’s Year group, Music class or Sport team.
  • Read the fortnightly Newsletter
  • Access the School website and MyStuartholme
  • Connect with Stuartholme on social media e.g. Facebook

 Download the App now

The Stuartholme App can be downloaded from the App Store (Apple devices) and Play Store (Android devices). Steps to download the App can be found on our website. We are currently working with the App provider to streamline the log in process. For now, please try your full login details (eg: 12345@stuartholme.com) and your short details (eg 12345). If neither work, please contact our IT Department.

 

2021 Enrolment Interviews

If you have a daughter starting at Stuartholme in 2021, please ensure you have submitted the application forms. Interviews for 2021 enrolments will be taking …

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2021 Enrolment Interviews

If you have a daughter starting at Stuartholme in 2021, please ensure you have submitted the application forms. Interviews for 2021 enrolments will be taking place this Term.

Should you have any questions, please email enrolments@stuarthome.com

Science help

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Science help

Bus Network

We have welcomed Belbaker this year as the provider of our Bus Network service.  We are working hard to make the trips as efficient as …

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Bus Network

We have welcomed Belbaker this year as the provider of our Bus Network service.  We are working hard to make the trips as efficient as possible and welcome your feedback as we strive to improve the service.  Please note the following:

  • Bus routes and bus stops are now set for Term 1; students are not to ask to be dropped at unlisted bus stops.
  • Please finalise your Bus registrations ASAP so that passenger lists can be confirmed, and names are not needing to be added manually.
  • Bus 1 registration numbers are high and there will be occasions when students may need to stand for a period of time; bags may be stored under the bus if necessary.
  • Students are asked to keep their bags and feet under the seats to enable safe, easy passage down the aisle.
  • Students will need to show their School ID card when they board the bus.
  • Drivers do not take note of who gets off at each location; if using a different stop than usual, students should advise the drivers when getting on.
  • Casual Bus Passes cannot be replaced if they are lost.  When a new one is ordered, please collect promptly from Student Reception.  2017 Casual Passes may continue to be used but please advise Karen Collins (kcollins@stuartholme.com) if you have one, so she can re-register you and re-label the Pass.

Drop off and pick up zone

Stuartholme School is blessed to be set amongst 21 hectares of natural beauty, its hills providing breathtaking views across the city skyline and surrounding suburbs.  However, …

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Drop off and pick up zone

Stuartholme School is blessed to be set amongst 21 hectares of natural beauty, its hills providing breathtaking views across the city skyline and surrounding suburbs.  However, this setting comes with its challenges, one of which is balancing vehicle access with student safety.  Over recent years, the School has developed the system of one-way roads and designated drop off areas to maximise traffic flow with due consideration to pedestrian safety.  Over the Christmas holidays speed bumps were added to certain roads to slow traffic along the paths where students walk.

To minimise the risk of injury to students, staff and visitors, we ask parents and caregivers to abide by the School’s protocols when dropping off and picking up students. Please note the only designated passenger set down and pick-up areas are accessed by either driving up to the oval drop off zone or driving along the road adjacent to the Spruson building. The Spruson access road is used by cars and buses dropping off students, delivery drivers and staff members and can become very congested, particularly in the half hour before and after school.

Parents are asked to only drop their daughters in the designated areas. Dropping students at the turn around circle in front of the main reception is not permitted unless express permission is given by the Principal or a member of the Leadership Team (e.g. for a student with mobility needs).  It is also not safe nor permissible to drop off or pick up students in other areas of the school grounds including near the pool parking lot, staff parking areas or along any stretch of the road itself.

When using the set down and pick up areas, please cooperate with the staff on duty. When using the Spruson road zone, please proceed to the designated area and continue as far forward within the zone as possible. This allows us to move 8 to 10 cars through at any one time which helps the traffic to flow more quickly and safely.

We ask that you allow plenty of time to account for congestion, particularly at peak times. Please also remember that the staff are rostered on duty to help ensure the safety of your daughters and treat them with courtesy. If you have concerns with the operation of the process, or you are unhappy with a staff member’s request, please direct your concerns to the member of the Leadership Team in attendance at the time.

I have no doubt that every member of our community cares deeply about the health and wellbeing of our girls and I thank you in anticipation of your support.

Deanne Johnston
Deputy Principal

Parents of Stuartholme

On Monday night, 22 January we hosted our first Parent event for 2018. The night was a huge success with over 200 parents registering to attend. …

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Parents of Stuartholme

On Monday night, 22 January we hosted our first Parent event for 2018. The night was a huge success with over 200 parents registering to attend. It was wonderful to welcome new parents to the school and see familiar faces after a restful holiday.

The Parent/Principal Updates will be held at the start of each term, all parents are welcome to attend;

Term 2: Tuesday 17 April 2018, 11.30am and 5:30pm
Term 3: Monday 16 July 2018, 11.30am and 5:30pm
Term 4: Monday 8 October 2018, 11.30am and 5:30pm

Venue will be advertised closer to the time.

Other Parent Social events for 2018:

  • Open Day BBQ – Saturday 10 March 2018
  • Mothers’ Day Lunch – Friday 11 May 2018
  • Fathers’ Night Out – Friday 31 August 2018
  • Parent Melbourne Cup Event – Tuesday 6 November 2018

If you are new family to the school or looking to be a Parent Rep for Year level, sport, art or music group, or join school working bees please email pos@stuartholme.com

Volunteers needed

We are incredibly grateful to the parents who have given their time in previous years to help with various tasks, your work has made a …

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Volunteers needed

We are incredibly grateful to the parents who have given their time in previous years to help with various tasks, your work has made a huge difference to the School. If you would like to join the group of volunteers, we have some opportunities coming up.

Open Day

We are looking for a number of volunteers to help in our Open Day preparation.

If you are available on any (or all!) of the following dates and can help out, please email Barbara Roads at bjathome@optusnet.com.au

Prospectus (putting together our Prospectus to give to prospective families)

  • Friday 9 February, 9am-12pm in the School Boardroom

Give away bags (Pack giveaway items into bags to give to children)

  • Thursday 22 and Friday 23 February, 9am-12pm in the School Boardroom.

 

School Shop in Term 1

Thank you for your ongoing support of our School Shop.  The success of the shop is driven by the generosity of our parent volunteers, thank you to all.

If you are interested in volunteering in Term 1 before school or during morning tea and lunch, please volunteer your time here:

http://schoolshopss.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=25314

The shop is open Mon, Wed, Fri from 7.30am-2.00pm during term time.

If you have any questions, please contact our School Shop Manager Andrea McAvoy on schoolshop@stuartholme.com

 

Laura Jones
Commercial Director

 

Student Reception has moved to behind the new sandstone entrance wall 

For all student movements, including if your daughter is late to school or leaving early she will need to sign out of student reception which …

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Student Reception has moved to behind the new sandstone entrance wall 

For all student movements, including if your daughter is late to school or leaving early she will need to sign out of student reception which has relocated near main reception.  It is behind the new sandstone entrance wall.

You may park near the roundabout at the main entrance if your daughter is late to class.  The procedures remain the same, the physical location is the only change.

Thank you for your cooperation as we streamline and improve internal movements across the school.

Deb Lonsdale-Walker
Dean of Student Wellbeing

 

Embroidered Blazers with Honour Pockets from Term 4, 2017 ready for collection from the School Shop 

The embroidered blazers are ready for collection from the School Shop during standard hours (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7.30am-2.00pm). Charges for the embroidery are going onto …

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Embroidered Blazers with Honour Pockets from Term 4, 2017 ready for collection from the School Shop 

The embroidered blazers are ready for collection from the School Shop during standard hours (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7.30am-2.00pm). Charges for the embroidery are going onto the student’s school account and will appear on the Term 2 Fee Statements for all year levels except if your daughter was in Year 12, 2017 or did not return this year.

If you have any questions, please contact our School Shop Manager Andrea McAvoy on schoolshop@stuartholme.com 

Laura Jones
Commercial Director

Share your news

Stuartholme School would like to recognise all our students who achieve outside of the school. If your daughter has made a representative sporting team or …

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Share your news

Stuartholme School would like to recognise all our students who achieve outside of the school. If your daughter has made a representative sporting team or reached a high level in her personal pursuits we’d love to know about it.

Please email Kate Gilmore, Communications Advisor at kgilmore@stuartholme.com so we can share it with our community.

 

French Exchange 2018

We are planning a French exchange this year for French students in Years 10 and 11. The trip will run from 22 September to 9 …

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French Exchange 2018

We are planning a French exchange this year for French students in Years 10 and 11.

The trip will run from 22 September to 9 October 2018. Students will be billeted out to families from a school in Oyannax, near Lyon in France. We will spend some time in Paris, Provence and also Nice.

The French students will come to Brisbane from June 1 to June 10 2018 and girls going to France must be able to host a French student during this time.

We will have a meeting on Tuesday 13 February at 7pm in Room R102 if you would like to find out any more information.

French Immersion Weekend    

On the weekend of March 2 to March 4 the Senior French students will be going to Landsborough to take part in a French Immersion …

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French Immersion Weekend    

On the weekend of March 2 to March 4 the Senior French students will be going to Landsborough to take part in a French Immersion Weekend with Madame MacGregor, Monsieur Oglethorpe and Madame Somerset.

We will participate in a variety of activities, speak only in French and have French food. Students in Year 11 and 12 are strongly encouraged to attend this weekend.

Please return your permission and medical forms to Madame MacGregor or Monsieur Oglethorpe by Friday 9 February.

Co-curricula activities 

Registration for Stuartholme’s Co-curricula Program is now open. Parents seeking more information on the range of sporting, cultural and academic Co-curricula offerings can access the Co-curricula …

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Co-curricula activities 

Registration for Stuartholme’s Co-curricula Program is now open. Parents seeking more information on the range of sporting, cultural and academic Co-curricula offerings can access the Co-curricula Handbook available on My Stuartholme. It is the School’s policy that permission forms and payment are due BEFORE trials and activities begin. For additional enquiries, please contact the following people:

  • Director of Sport – Charmaine Ferguson
  • Director of Music – Andrew Mear
  • Debating Coordinator – Alexandra Cashin
  • Voice and Communication/Speech and Drama Teacher – Margaret Gallagher
  • Drama Club – Lucy Harkin
  • Art Club – Nan Chesterman

Deanne Johnston
Deputy Principal

Drama Club – Register now!

Drama Club registrations for Term 1 are now open.  Stuartholme Drama Club is an active club in the school community that offers students a variety …

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Drama Club – Register now!

Drama Club registrations for Term 1 are now open.  Stuartholme Drama Club is an active club in the school community that offers students a variety of theatrical opportunities.

Term 1 and 2 Drama Club will take place on Monday afternoons from 3.15pm – 4.15pm, commencing, Monday 5 February.  The cost is $45.00.

Registrations will close at 3pm on Monday 5 February so that we can finalise numbers and resources.

For further information and registration please click on this link:  https://my.stuartholme.com/homepage/1566

Lucy Harkin
Drama Co-Ordinator

New Stuartholme Ensemble for 2018 – Stuartholme Rocks

Stuartholme Rocks is a new ensemble starting this year.  It is a non-auditioned ensemble for rock instrumentation for students in Years 7 – 12 who wish to play …

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New Stuartholme Ensemble for 2018 – Stuartholme Rocks

Stuartholme Rocks is a new ensemble starting this year.  It is a non-auditioned ensemble for rock instrumentation for students in Years 7 – 12 who wish to play contemporary music.

Instrumentalists (guitar, drums, bass, keyboard) must be undertaking private music lessons, either at Stuartholme, or externally.  Vocalists must also be a member of Joigny Voices or Year 7 Choir.

Rehearsal:  The first rehearsal will take place in the week beginning 19 February – the day and time are to be advised.

Cost:  The students will be required to pay an Ensemble Levy of $210.00. This Levy applies to all Stuartholme Music Ensembles and is payable only once, therefore any student in another Ensemble will not be required to pay again. 

 

Registration:  Please click on this link and select ‘Ensemble Sign On Form 2018’ found under the blue ‘Sign On’ ribbon https://my.stuartholme.com/homepage/2029

Music Camp 2018

Music Camp 2018 will be held from Friday, 16 (departing at 3.30pm) to Sunday, 18 February (return approx. 2.30pm) at Alexandra Park Conference Centre. Members …

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Music Camp 2018

Music Camp 2018 will be held from Friday, 16 (departing at 3.30pm) to Sunday, 18 February (return approx. 2.30pm) at Alexandra Park Conference Centre.

Members of the following ensembles are invited to attend:

Concert Band – Barat String Orchestra – Duchesne String Orchestra – Joigny Voices

It has been previously advertised that members of Year 7 Choir would be invited to attend the camp, however due to limited accommodation, it has been decided that the Year 7 Choir students will not attend this camp.  We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

Further information and a registration form can be found on My Stuartholme under Ensembles, or by clicking on this link:

https://my.stuartholme.com/homepage/2021 and selecting the Music Camp Information and Registration Form.

Private Music Tuition and free music lessons

Vacancies still exist for private music tuition in Term 1.  Lessons have already commenced, so your prompt action in registering for lessons would be greatly …

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Private Music Tuition and free music lessons

Vacancies still exist for private music tuition in Term 1.  Lessons have already commenced, so your prompt action in registering for lessons would be greatly appreciated.

For further information or to register for lessons, please follow this link to My Stuartholme and click on the PMT Sign on form 2018:  https://my.stuartholme.com/homepage/1994

Registration for Ensembles (includes Choirs):

Members of all Stuartholme Ensembles must sign on to be formally registered for the ensemble.  For further information or to sign on, please follow this link to My Stuartholme and click on the Ensemble Sign on Form 2018:  https://my.stuartholme.com/homepage/2021  The Ensemble levy is $210, which covers any number of ensembles the student wishes to join e.g. one ensemble is $210.00; 3 ensembles is $210.00 (not $630.00).

 Free Music lessons

The Music Department is offering free music lessons to students in Year 7 under the MISS (Musical Instrument Support Scheme) program.

Students must not have had previous lessons on the offered instrument and are required to make a commitment to attendance, practise and rehearsal.  Instruments being offered under MISS are:

Violin – viola – cello – double bass – flute – percussion – trombone – tuba – euphonium – trumpet

Interested students will be asked to come and have a trial on their preferred instrument so that we can ascertain if it is the right instrument for them.

For further information, please contact Mrs Sandy Beanland, the Arts Co-curricula Assistant at music@stuartholme.com or ph 3510 6473

Taylah’s Commonwealth hopes

Congratulations to Taylah Tyerman-Webster (Year 10) on qualifying to trial for a spot on the Commonwealth Games Swim Team. Taylah has qualified for the 50m …

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Taylah’s Commonwealth hopes

Congratulations to Taylah Tyerman-Webster (Year 10) on qualifying to trial for a spot on the Commonwealth Games Swim Team. Taylah has qualified for the 50m freestyle and hopes to also qualify to trial in the 50m butterfly later this month.

Over the holidays, Taylah had outstanding results as she represented Stuartholme at the Pacific School Games in Adelaide, taking home third place in the 50m freestyle event.

Taylah has also been selected to take part in the Queen’s baton relay. We hope to see a huge turn-out of Stuartholme girls supporting Taylah as she runs along Jephson Street Toowong on Friday 30 March. We will send out further details on her time closer to the date.

Rowing News – States wrap-up

On the last weekend of the summer holidays, six Stuartholme rowers competed in the 2018 QLD State Championship at Wyaralong Dam; Phoebe Robinson (Year 12), …

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Rowing News – States wrap-up

On the last weekend of the summer holidays, six Stuartholme rowers competed in the 2018 QLD State Championship at Wyaralong Dam; Phoebe Robinson (Year 12), Belle Townsend (Year 12), Ella McKenzie (Year 11), Clare Tayler (Year 11), Lucy Hope (Year 11) and Emily Lucht (Year 10).

There were also four Alumnae competing; Lucy Theodore (2016), Kenzi Wareham (2016), Claudia French (2013) and Alex French (2008).

These girls combined at club level with girls from various schools around Brisbane to row in many different divisions of competition.

I’m very happy to report that the Stuartholme girls and Alumnae had a fantastic regatta, collecting 5 Gold, 6 Silver & 3 Bronze and fielding a large number of girls into the finals of the events. Congratulations girls – these were all very strong performances!

All of these results are from finals. In most cases, the girls had to work their way through heats and semi-finals to have a position in the final.

U17 Single Scull

9th – Clare Tayler

U17 Double Scull

SILVER – Lucy Hope

4th – Ella McKenzie, Emily Lucht

U17 Quad Scull

BRONZE – Ella McKenzie, Emily Lucht

5th – Clare Tayler

U17 Four

BRONZE – Ella McKenzie, Emily Lucht

4th – Clare Tayler

U19 Double Scull

SILVER – Phoebe Robinson

U19 Pair

6th – Lucy Theodore, Kenzi Wareham

U19 Quad Scull

GOLD – Phoebe Robinson

7th – Belle Townsend

U19 Four (Coxless)

GOLD – Phoebe Robinson, Lucy Hope

6th – Belle Townsend

U19 Eight

GOLD – Phoebe Robinson, Lucy Hope

U21 Single Scull

SILVER – Phoebe Robinson

BRONZE – Lucy Theodore

7TH – Kenzi Wareham

U21 Double Scull

GOLD – Lucy Theodore, Kenzi Wareham

U21 Quad Scull

GOLD – Lucy Theodore, Kenzi Wareham

U21 Pair

6th – Lucy Theodore, Kenzi Wareham

7th – Phoebe Robinson

Womens Eight

SILVER – Lucy Hope, Lucy Theodore, Kenzi Wareham

4th – Belle Townsend

Group 2 Single Scull

5th – Alex French

8th – Claudia French

Group 2 Double Scull

SILVER – Claudia French, Alex French

7th – Belle Townsend

Group 2 Quad Scull

SILVER – Claudia French, Alex French

Group 4 Single Scull

7th – Clare Tayler

Matt Marden
Rowing Director

 

Phoebe and Lucy selected to represent Queensland

Congratulations to Phoebe Robinson (Year 12) and Lucy Theodore (2016) who have recently been selected to represent Queensland in the Women’s Youth 8+! This boat …

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Phoebe and Lucy selected to represent Queensland

Congratulations to Phoebe Robinson (Year 12) and Lucy Theodore (2016) who have recently been selected to represent Queensland in the Women’s Youth 8+! This boat will compete at the 2018 National Rowing Championships in March.

The crew members are selected based on performances at the QLD State Championships in U19 & U21 divisions. Only 20 rowers each year are selected to represent Queensland in the three divisions; Women’s Lightweight Quad Scull, Women’s Youth 8 & Women’s Eight. Phoebe is one of three rowers in the boat still in high school.  Congratulations Phoebe and Lucy!

Matt Marden
Director of Rowing

Are you supervising a learner driver?

Would you like some advice on how best to prepare your learner and keep them safe on the road? The Department of Transport and Main …

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Are you supervising a learner driver?

Would you like some advice on how best to prepare your learner and keep them safe on the road?

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is hosting a free workshop for supervisors of learner drivers, which will be open to the public. The workshop is designed to help supervisors feel more confident in their role by understanding some of the key risks facing learner drivers, common mistakes/areas of failure in the practical test and arming them with advice and information to help ensure their learner is ready for the road.

If you’re interested in learning the important first steps in how to teach your learner driver and ensure they are safe and proficient drivers, book into the next workshop (details provided below) or contact Kerrie Doherty for more information on 0417 737 107.

Workshop details (bookings are essential)

Date:     Thursday 22 February, 2018

Time:     4pm – 6pm

Date:     Saturday 24 February, 2018

Time:     1pm – 3pm

Date:     Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Time:     6pm – 8pm

Location: All workshops will be held at Carseldine – venue and address provided at time of booking

Bookings: Contact Kerrie from the Road Safety Team on 0417 737 107

Art, bubbles and canapes

The Stuartholme Alumnae warmly invite the Stuartholme Community of Parents, Staff, Past Students, Past Teachers and friends of Stuartholme to join them for an evening …

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Art, bubbles and canapes

The Stuartholme Alumnae warmly invite the Stuartholme Community of Parents, Staff, Past Students, Past Teachers and friends of Stuartholme to join them for an evening of Art, Bubbles and Canapes.

Live music, displays of artwork and an auction of art featuring Nick Olsen, Tracey Lennon and local artists will set the scene on the evening. All funds raised will go towards current and future Stuartholme bursaries.

Date: Saturday 24 March 2018 at 6:00pm -9:00pm

Venue: Marquee next to Joigny Café, Stuartholme School, 365 Birdwood Terrace, Toowong

Cost: $75 pp

RSVP by Thursday 15 March 2018

To purchase tickets https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=339983

 

STEAM Residential

Stuartholme, together with Clearing Skies, present the STEAM Residential Program, a three day residential for gifted girls currently in Years 5 and 6. The Residential …

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STEAM Residential

Stuartholme, together with Clearing Skies, present the STEAM Residential Program, a three day residential for gifted girls currently in Years 5 and 6. The Residential is hosted at Stuartholme School from Wednesday 11 to Saturday 14 April 2018, to register go to stuartholme.com/event/steam-residential-programme-april-2018/