Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends,

Welcome to our 2017 School Year.

While many students and teachers were enjoying their Christmas holidays, Stuartholme was industriously working away on finalising our building project, undertaking Antipodeans adventures and a Japanese trip and revamping our IT devices. The ‘filling in of the tunnel’ has created a wonderful Academic and Student Services Office where students will be able to access their teachers, our VET Coordinator, our Careers Counsellor, our Senior and Junior Studies Directors and our Deputy Principal Learning. Our front entry to the school has been enhanced with new signage and a refurbished roundabout.

In early December, Jarod Costantini, Birgit Holly, Sumire Toku and Karyn Richardson led two teams through China as part of the Antipodeans trip. A major component of the trip involved the students spending time in a village and building an amenities block for the locals. The group also experienced the culture and traditions of China by visiting temples, markets and undertaking a trek through some of China’s most beautiful areas.

Over two weeks in December, nine of our Japanese students along with Ben Webb and Tricia Denton, also had a cultural experience, visiting Takarazuka and one of our sister schools. Here the girls stayed with host families, who opened their homes and their hearts to our students.

We have welcomed 14 new staff members; eight teachers, five boarding staff and one Counsellor/Psychologist:
• Fabrice Alleaume – French
• Timothy Butler – Science/IT
• Sue Harris – Leader of Student Wellbeing Year 8, HPE
• Mizuho Major – Japanese
• Pierina Curties – Visual Arts/ Business
• Kristy King – Humanities/English/RE
• Jenny McGrath – Drama/RE
• Jeanette MacGregor – French/RE
• Bridget Kenny – boarding
• Ellia Swepson – boarding
• Caroline Young – boarding
• Nicole Bolton – boarding
• Joanne Mayhew – boarding
• Jodie Johnstone – Counsellor/Psychologist

At the conclusion of 2016, Daryl Hanly retired as Chair from our Stuartholme School Board and Rosemary Wood also finished her term on the Board. Two new Directors have been installed, Dr Stephen Brown and Diane Neve. Diane is a Stuartholme Alumna, and past parent. Mark O’Hare, who has Chaired our Finance and Facilities Committee, will be our Board Chair for 2017. Our congratulations to Daryl who was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to secondary education on Australia Day.

We are enormously proud of our Graduates of Year 12, 2016. Their results have been the best we have had since 2000. Stuartholme achieved outstanding results which rank us among the top Catholic girls schools in Queensland.
Our Class of 2016 achieved:
• 37% OP eligible students 1-5
• 76% OP eligible students 1-10
• 99% OP eligible students 1-15
• 46% of students completed a Certificate III
• 16% of students completed Certificate IV
• 99% of our students have received a tertiary offer in the first round of offers.

In my first year at Stuartholme School, 2016, I respectfully observed and learned about the strong sense of community and the rich traditions of our Sacred Heart ethos. In 2017, we plan to undertake a comprehensive Strategic Plan. Term 1 we will be collecting data from a diverse range of sources. However, most importantly, we will be asking parents, students and teachers what they think are the strengths of Stuartholme School and what areas are in need of improvement. I encourage parents to engage with this process to ensure we work together on identifying a clear direction as we move forward together in a proactive and purposeful manner.

Kind regards and God bless,
Kristen Sharpe

Key Dates

Please find below the key dates for  Term 1 2017

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Key Dates

Please find below the key dates for  Term 1 2017

DateEvent
Mon 6 FebruaryYear 11 Parent Information Evening, 7pm
Tues 7 FebruaryYear 10 Parent Information Evening, 7pm
Fri 17 FebruaryInterhouse Swimming Carnival
Wed 22 FebruaryMusic Support Group AGM
Wed 22-Fri 24 FebruaryYear 7 Camp
Mon 27 FebruaryP&F AGM 7pm
Thurs 2 MarchCaSSSA Swimming Carnival (Year 8 attend)
Sat 4 MarchStuartholme Race Day
Thurs 9 MarchYear 7 immunisations
Sat 11 MarchOpen Day 10am-1pm
Thurs 16-Fri 24 MarchYear 12 assessment block including QCS testing
Fri 17 MarchTwilight Concert
Mon 20 MarchYear 10 career testing
Mon 20-Fri 24 MarchYear 11 assessment block
Mon 20-Wed 22 MarchYear 7 EPICS
Thursday 30 MarchYear 10-12 Parent Daughter breakfast 7am
Classes finish
Fri 31 MarchBoarders travel day

News from the Nest

Dear Parents/Guardians, Welcome to the start of 2017 boarding life! For those of you new to our boarding community, welcome to the Stuartholme Boarding Family! …

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News from the Nest

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to the start of 2017 boarding life! For those of you new to our boarding community, welcome to the Stuartholme Boarding Family! I hope those of you who made it in on 23 January noticed all the bright new sofas and a fresh looking Nest. The girls have loved these additions as well as the new Year 12 ‘dream top’ mattresses!

Our relationship with you is crucial to creating a happy boarding daughter so do not hesitate to contact us with any concerns or queries you might have. No question is a silly one and no concern will remain unresponded to. A reminder that Assistant Head of Boarding (AHB) Melissa Robinson is the Year 7 and 8 contact as well as for Sports, AHB Catherine Sagin is the Year 9 and 10 contact as well as for International Students and AHB Ellen McLean is the Senior contact as well as for REACH and music. Please email them directly on, for eg, mrobinson@stuartholme.com

Mrs Gayle Rush is our wonderful Boarding Assistant and she can answer virtually any boarding question as well as looking after you if I am not available. Gayle’s email is grush@stuartholme.com. Let Gayle know as soon as possible if you have not received the 2017 Boarding Community handbook or school calendar in the mail.

Please give us time to respond to calls and emails and do not think we have forgotten you if you do not hear from us immediately. With 140 boarders to care for, email traffic is high and we will get back to you as soon as we can and in order of priority. Thank you for your understanding.

We have been delighted with the start to the year ‘upstairs’ in the House. All 14 of our Year 7 boarders have settled in incredibly smoothly and there is a lot of happy chat on Cottesmore as well as adaptation to new routines and daily patterns. Our 15 new Years 8-11 boarders have also integrated very well and this is a credit to you, their families for preparing them for this transition. Our total number of boarders this term is 140.

We have welcomed five new staff members (Ms Nikki, Ms Jo, Miss Bridget, Ms Caroline and Miss Ellia) as well as welcoming back Ms Mary. We have farewelled our Recreation Officer, Miss Amy who goes to a job at Netball Australia and we congratulated Miss Claire on her appointment to this position.

Ms Sharpe described the Boarding House last week as the happiest place in the school and it certainly has that vibe at the moment. Our Boarding Captains and Mentors have stepped into their new roles and are doing a great job at leading with a spirit of service and gratitude. Well done to Tessa, Rosie, Jessie, Angel, Macey, Lucy, Lizzie and Annabelle.

This weekend’s Recreation Activities include a swim and BBQ at school with BGS on Friday night (free), Lion King Karaoke Saturday night (free) and a trip to GOMA on Sunday (bus cost only). How Recreation charges work is that the girls are notified what the cost will be beforehand for various activities and they have to pay this before Thursday night (in cash) to Miss Claire. Only bus charges or transport charges for Rec are billed to your school account. Please email Miss Claire on clawler@stuartholme.com if you have any feedback or questions regarding Rec.

Please note that Mass is compulsory for all boarders and is at 5pm in the Chapel each Sunday. The girls have to be smartly attired for Mass, just as for our Family Dinners. You are always welcome to join us for Mass or dinner on Tuesdays.

The School Shop has introduced a credit card authorisation form that you can sign to charge costs of purchases back to you. Please email schoolshop@stuartholme.com for more information about this or a form.

Please note that we have a strict policy regarding boarders NOT being allowed to travel in Uber taxis. We received legal advice on this from the Australian Boarding Schools’ Association.

REACH (for submitting online leave requests) is active again and new parents will have received REACH log in details from Miss Ellen McLean. Please contact Ellen to be talked through or sent REACH information. REACH is the online leave system that we require you to use – just like Marist and Nudgee. We ask that leave is submitted by 12.30 pm on Thursdays.

I hope that everyone in the country areas all received good amounts of rain over the holidays and that you are coping with the high temperatures! Enjoy the weekend and please stay in touch with us. Join our closed Stuartholme School Boarding Facebook group which is a wonderful way to see the weekly happenings in the House.

Warm regards

Andree Rice

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Parent Information Evenings

Thank you to the parents who have attended our first four Parent Information Evenings – some who have attended more than once. The aim of …

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Parent Information Evenings

Thank you to the parents who have attended our first four Parent Information Evenings – some who have attended more than once.
The aim of each evening is to share with parents significant events and programs pertaining to your daughters’ year level.
Key staff, who work closely with your daughter, have been available to explain their role in the school. Whilst there is some overlap in the information presented on the various evenings, we endeavour to tailor the information to be specific for the particular cohort.
School calendars have been distributed at these evenings to day school families so if you were unable to attend, please ask your daughter for it – we have sent it home via her. Boarding families received theirs through the post.

I look forward to meeting Year 11 and 10 parents next Monday and Tuesday evenings. The evenings are held in the School Theatre and begin at 7pm. The meeting will close between 8–8.30pm.

Andrea Reddan
Deputy Principal Student Wellbeing

Glass water bottles

I have advised students that they are not to bring glass water bottles to school. There is an added risk for your daughters should they …

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Glass water bottles

I have advised students that they are not to bring glass water bottles to school. There is an added risk for your daughters should they break. I ask for your support in this.

Andrea Reddan
Deputy Principal Student Wellbeing

 

Building update

Returning families will notice a number of changes to Stuartholme in 2017 and the list is quite extensive! Around the school, you will notice a …

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Building update

Returning families will notice a number of changes to Stuartholme in 2017 and the list is quite extensive!

Around the school, you will notice a new rose/gardenia garden near the boarding stairs, refurbished Café lawn and new artificial grass installed to soften areas in the Year 7 lunch area. We would like to thank the Stuartholme P&F for funding the shade sails at the drop off/pick up locations at the back of the oval and behind Joigny.

The Boarding House Nest has also been refurbished with new lighting and carpet/vinyl. In the buildings, two more classrooms have been refurbished, the library foyer carpet has been replaced with vinyl, the Student Wellbeing office has been moved closer to Boarding Reception and the Boarding office has been split to include an office for Sarah Daff, Director of Mission.

The most noticeable difference as you drive up the main driveway, is that the tunnel under the Chapel has been built in. This is where you will now find Student Services and the Curriculum office. This work has given us the opportunity to construct a feature wall with our name and the School crest, which we hope will be welcoming to parents and visitors.

 

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Stuartholme Leadership Teams

With the new academic year underway, we wanted to update you on the various Leadership Teams within the School. Leadership Team L to R: Nicola …

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Stuartholme Leadership Teams

With the new academic year underway, we wanted to update you on the various Leadership Teams within the School.

Leadership Team

L to R: Nicola Johnson, Deputy Principal Staff Wellbeing and Administration; Andrea Reddan, Deputy Principal Student Wellbeing; Laura Jones, Commercial Director; Kristen Sharpe, Principal; Sarah Daff, Director of Mission; Andree Rice, Deputy Principal Boarding and Ken Turnbull, Deputy Principal Learning.

Middle Leadership Teams

Leaders of Learning

Front row: Alexandra Cashin, Religion; Donna McGrath, English
Second row: Leigh Ferguson, Technologies; Wendy Bolton, Humanities and Social Science; Wendy Macdonald, Science
Back row: Ken Turnbull, Deputy Principal Learning; Jarod Costantini, Business; Michael Elliott, Junior Studies Director; Ben Webb, Languages; Philip Spence, Mathematics; Katie Dummett, HPE
Absent: Karyn Richardson, Diverse Learners; Shannon Lacey, Senior Studies Director

Leaders of Student Wellbeing

Front row: Marilyn Byron, Year 10; Margaret Devlin, Year 12
Second row: Sue Harris, Year 8; Birgit Holley, Year 11
Back row: Andrea Reddan, Deputy Principal Student Wellbeing; Graham Woodward, Year 9; Jennie Warrick, Year 7

 

 

Academic and Student Services

2017 sees Academic and Student Services relocating to the circular drive in front of the Chapel, providing easy access to students, parents and teachers. Our …

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Academic and Student Services

2017 sees Academic and Student Services relocating to the circular drive in front of the Chapel, providing easy access to students, parents and teachers. Our new location has drawn together the whole teaching community into a central hub that enables teachers and support staff to share conversations on teaching and learning techniques and strategies. It also allows for thoughtful, productive conversations on student development and student educational and career needs. The department encompasses key strategic personnel in the school.
• Mrs Stacey Wallace, Careers Advisor whose wide experience in the university sector is invaluable when assisting students with their subject choices and educational pathway.
• Mrs Shannon Lacey, Senior School Studies Director, and Mr Michael Elliott, Junior School Studies Director, who work alongside teachers, overseeing assessment and learning programs, and providing fruitful conversations and discussions on working towards improved student outcomes.
• Mrs Laurence Somerset who manages all things Vocational Education and supports our Vocational Education and Training (VET) students in successfully completing the accredited Certificates III and IV and the Diploma of Business.
• School Officers Mrs Kathy Hurley and Mrs Christine Heath, who assist parents and students in all things academic and careers.

We are excited about the prospects of a new year and the challenges of working alongside dedicated teachers and enthusiastic students.

Ken Turnbull
Deputy Principal, Learning

Left to right: Michael Elliott, Christine Heath, Shannon Lacey, Ken Turnbull, Laurence Somerset, Stacey Wallace and Kathy Hurley.

New staff

We would like to introduce you to our new staff members who recently joined Stuartholme.        

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New staff

We would like to introduce you to our new staff members who recently joined Stuartholme.

 

 

 

 

Science Snippets

What a fabulous year ahead that we have to look forward to! A big event for Science every year is the celebration of National Science …

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Science Snippets

What a fabulous year ahead that we have to look forward to! A big event for Science every year is the celebration of National Science Week (12 – 20 August, 2017). The theme will be ‘Future Earth’ and this topic will relate to the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
Future Earth launched in 2015 and is a major 10-year international initiative to advance global sustainability science. Future Earth’s 2025 vision addresses eight key challenges to global sustainability:
– Deliver water, energy, and food for all
– Decarbonise socio-economic systems to stabilise the climate
– Safeguard the terrestrial, freshwater and marine natural assets underpinning human wellbeing
– Build healthy, resilient and productive cities
– Promote sustainable rural futures
– Improve human health
– Encourage sustainable consumption and production patterns
– Increase social resilience to future threats.

It would be wonderful if we could involve our parent community in our Science Week events. Please get in touch with me if you have expertise in this area and would like to present or run an activity with students during this week.

To help in raising the profile of Science within our community, The University of Queensland offers an opportunity for keen young scientists to be a school’s UQ Science Ambassador. I would like to offer this opportunity to any interested student studying a senior science subject in Year 11 this year who would like to be Stuartholme’s UQ Science Ambassador. You can notify me of your interest by sending an email to me by 10 February. A very big thankyou to Lucy Lloyd-Morgan who was our ambassador last year.

Another wonderful event, the “World Science Festival” that was held for the first time in Brisbane last year, is coming again in March from 22 to 26. Please see www.worldsciencefestival.com.au to view the full program. As part of this event, Stuartholme is entering two Year 7 teams (10 students each) in the Green Heart Schools Future BNE Challenge – an interactive, inquiry-based learning, future-thinking challenge.

The challenge will be held live at The Courier-Mail Piazza, South Bank Parklands on Friday 24 March 2017. Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, renowned Australian science communicator and author, will welcome students to the program. Student teams will battle other schools while they develop innovative ideas and solutions, critically analyse water use and discover how science, technology and art can work together to build a better future. If you are a Year 7 student and would like to be a part of a team for this event, please email (wmacdonald@stuartholme.com) your expression of interest by 10 February.

Kind regards,
Wendy Macdonald (Leader of Learning – Science)

Debating in 2017

All teams and coaches are now finalised for the 2017 season. Sign up and payment was due at the end of January so please login …

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Debating in 2017

All teams and coaches are now finalised for the 2017 season.
Sign up and payment was due at the end of January so please login to the Portal ASAP if you have yet to do so.  There are very limited places in Years 8-10 for students new to Stuartholme who wish to sign up for the 2017 season. If your daughter is interested please email me as soon as possible to secure a place.
The Year 7 competition will begin later in the year and information about how your daughter can participate will be released later this term.  If you have any questions please email me at acashin@stuartholme.com

 

The Arts

Welcome to the Arts in 2017! The Stuartholme Arts Department is a vibrant, energetic, creative and welcoming area made up of eight highly talented staff. …

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The Arts

Welcome to the Arts in 2017!

The Stuartholme Arts Department is a vibrant, energetic, creative and welcoming area made up of eight highly talented staff.

Their focus for the year is on a love of learning via dynamic teaching.  Each staff member is an experienced professional whose passion is the education of young women in the Sacred Heart tradition.

Although staff are specialists in their subject areas of Visual Art, Music and Drama, the team strongly believes in a collaborative environment, which enhances the learning outcomes for every student.

Current research advocates the importance of the Arts, which has shown to spark creative functions of the brain to build lateral thinking and form resilient individuals who will become innovative and confident problem-solvers of the future.

Our classroom teachers are:

Visual Art:  Nan Chesterman and Pierina Curties.

Music:  Andrew Mear, Danica Saal.

Drama:  Lucy Harkin, Jenny McGrath, Elyssa Hudson.

Art Assistant: Nick Olsen

The Team welcomes any questions, contributions, suggestions, comments or feedback. You can contact them via email:

nchesterman@stuartholme.com

pcurties@stuartholme.com

amear@stuartholme.com

dsaal@stuartholme.com

lharkin@stuartholme.com

jmcgrath@stuartholme.com

ehudson@stuartholme.com

 

Photo from left to right:  Lucy Harkin, Pierina Curties, Nan Chesterman, Danica Saal, Jennifer McGrath, Andrew Mear, Elyssa Hudson, Nick Olsen.

 

Antipodeans China Trip

On 30 November, 2016 24 students, four teachers and two expedition leaders departed Brisbane to begin an adventure of a life time. The Antipodeans trip …

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Antipodeans China Trip

On 30 November, 2016 24 students, four teachers and two expedition leaders departed Brisbane to begin an adventure of a life time.

The Antipodeans trip was spilt into three different sections, a sight-seeing section, a trekking expedition and a community project.

When visiting the big cities and sightseeing we were able to see many famous sights including: The Great Wall of China, the Terracotta Warriors, the Xi’an Old City wall, the Wild Goose Pagoda, the China Fortune Wheel (largest prayer wheel in the world), Lijiang Old Town, Xi’an Bell and Drum Tower and the Garden Sumtseling Monastery. We also had the opportunity to visit well known shopping areas such as the Silk Markets and the Muslim Markets.

Our expedition trek was within the very famous Tiger Leaping Gorge. This part of the expedition was definitely a highlight as the landscape was absolutely breathtaking. Every day I was in awe of the magnificent views, from the Snow Mountains, to the rice fields terraced along local villages. Although the trek was exquisite, it was both mentally and physically challenging. Every day we pushed ourselves to a new destination through some tough terrain and focused on our goal of what lay ahead of us, rather than behind. This was not only a physical journey, but a mental journey of self-discovery and something that will stay with me forever.

Finally, as part of our community project, each team built a toilet block for a local community in Shangri-La. The toilet blocks were built completely from scratch – from laying the foundations to putting the roof on and everything in between. Girls had to shovel and hoe their own cement, carry bricks to and from the building area, plaster the walls, coat the walls with white paint and then hand paint a beautiful design on the outside walls.

Team 1 decorated their block with a girl and boy and Team 2 decorated their block with an Australian theme, which included some of our famous beaches, Australian animals, typical Aussie icons, such as thongs and Vegemite and of course the Australian and Aboriginal flags.

During the process of building these blocks we were also able to interact with the locals. It was an amazing experience to be able to learn about the elders’ lives, their cultures and traditions. It was an eye-opener to experience these people in their living conditions first hand. We had so much fun learning the traditional Tibetan dances and then we reciprocated by teaching them the classic Nutbush dance.

Overall the trip to China was a unique and memorable one that I will never forget. Not only did it teach me valuable life lessons, but it also made me appreciate all that we take for granted and realise that we live an incredibly privileged life.

I encourage other Stuartholme girls, if you ever get the opportunity to participate in something similar, to grab the opportunity with both hands.  The memories of this trip will last me a lifetime!

Jordi Stephenson, Year 12

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Music News

Private Music Tuition Private Music lessons have now commenced.  If you wish your daughter/s to enrol for music lessons in Term 1, please contact the …

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Music News

Private Music Tuition
Private Music lessons have now commenced.  If you wish your daughter/s to enrol for music lessons in Term 1, please contact the Arts Co-Curricula Assistant, Mrs Sandy Beanland, as a matter of urgency by emailing music@stuartholme.com

Ensemble Performance Dates:
A list of Ensemble performance dates has been emailed to parents and students and is also available on the school portal under ‘Music’.
Please check these dates carefully, taking note of ‘Priority Events’ and marking them in your calendars.

Ensemble Rehearsal Schedule
All ensemble rehearsals commenced this week.  The schedule is as follows:

Day Ensemble Time Location
Monday Percussion Ensemble Lunch Time J16
Tuesday Duchesne String Ensemble 7.15 – 8.15am J15
Barat String Ensemble J16
Wednesday Jazz Band 3.15 – 4.30pm J16
Thursday Year 7 Choir 7.15 – 8.15am Australian Room
Joigny Voices (Yr 8 – 12 Choir) Theatre
Wind Ensemble Lunch Time J16
Piano Collective J15
Concert Band 3.15 – 4.30pm J16
Friday Stuartholme on Stage 3.15 – 4.30pm Theatre

Music on Sunday Workshops
Information on these workshops is included in this newsletter.  All ensemble members are expected to attend.

Music at Twilight
All members of the Stuartholme Community are invited to join us for our first concert for the year, Music at Twilight.  Please refer to the invitation found in this newsletter.

Music on Sunday Ensemble Workshops

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Music on Sunday Ensemble Workshops

On Sunday, 12 February we will be conducting a series of workshops for all members of a Stuartholme band, choir or string orchestra in preparation for the year.

Ensembles involved:

  • Barat String Orchestra
  • Duchesne String Ensemble
  • Concert Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Joigny Voices
  • Year 7 Choir

The day is a wonderful opportunity for all the students and staff to learn new music and bond as an ensemble. It is most important that all members attend these workshops.

The schedule is as follows:

Bands Choirs Strings
9.00am Registration – Joigny Café area
9.20am Welcome – by Andrew Mear and Senior Music Committee
9.30am Sectionals with tutors Rehearsal 1 Sectionals with tutors
10.30am Morning Tea (provided)
11.00am Rehearsal 1 Rehearsal 2 Rehearsal 1
12.00pm Lunch (provided)
12.45pm Rehearsal 2 Sectionals with tutors Rehearsal 2
1.45pm Break (snacks provided)
2.00pm Rehearsal 3 Rehearsal 3 Rehearsal 3
(parents welcome to attend and observe rehearsal 3)
3.00pm Afternoon Tea and photos – (afternoon tea provided)
3.45pm Conclusion

Rehearsal venues to be advised.

There is no charge to students for these workshops and meals will be provided as indicated. Students may wear their music polo shirt, or appropriate cool and comfortable free dress with closed in shoes.

Students need to remember to bring their instrument in good working order and copies of their music.

It is expected that all ensemble members will be in attendance, however if extenuating or unforeseen circumstances prevent a student’s attendance, please email music@stuartholme.com, stating the reason for non-attendance.

 

Equestrian News

At the 2016 Equestrian Queensland Annual Awards Evening on Saturday 28 January Stuartholme School was named ‘Equestrian Queensland 2016 School of the Year’. The award …

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Equestrian News

At the 2016 Equestrian Queensland Annual Awards Evening on Saturday 28 January Stuartholme School was named ‘Equestrian Queensland 2016 School of the Year’.

The award ‘recognises an affiliated school that has set itself apart from other schools through its high standard of organisation, governance, community engagement, and its resounding success. This school will have provided opportunities for riders, volunteers, administrators and officials to develop within and outside the school environment.’

Stuartholme was very well supported at the awards dinner and a very loud cheer went up from our tables when the winner was announced.

2016 was a phenomenal year for the Stuartholme riders, parents and coaches with excellent results at all levels of Interschool competitions including Nationals. Alongside the riders a number of the Stuartholme parents were involved in Interschool committees at the Regional, State and National level, working enthusiastically to promote, not only Stuartholme, but the sport of Equestrian.

We were also able to acknowledge Hannah Lewindon the Stuartholme Captain of 2014. Hannah had an amazing year in Eventing with her horse Eva, and was awarded the Horse and Rider of the Year. Phoebe Roche, Class of 2013 and Para Rider, was a finalist in the ‘Against all Odds Award’.
Congratulations to all our Stuartholme finalists, it is an honour to reach this position in the highly competitive Queensland awards.

In the Rising Star Award, sponsored by Stuartholme, Madison Searle (Class of 2016) and Emily Rink (Year 12) were strong contenders but were pipped at the post by a rider who has a higher level of experience. We also had Lesley Brodbeck and Mel Van Den Berg in the coaches’ category, and, Nicholas Ballard in the Administration and Service to Sport categories. To have five representatives in the various awards is a wonderful achievement, and we offer our sincere congratulations to you on being recognised for your achievement in this sport.
The competition season for 2017 started after the Interschool State Titles in 2016. The Teams are well underway gaining qualifications for the State Titles in 2017. There are some interesting challenges ahead for the riders at the Interschool Nationals, being hosted by Queensland in Toowoomba in September.  The competition for State Team places will therefore be extraordinarily difficult.
All the very best to this years’ team of riders, their parents and our coaches on their goals, endeavours, and acceptance of the challenges ahead.

Anna Starosta
Equestrian Coordinator

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Netball Trials

Please ensure that all students who are trialling for netball have signed onto the school Portal before netball trials commence in the next couple of …

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Netball Trials

Please ensure that all students who are trialling for netball have signed onto the school Portal before netball trials commence in the next couple of weeks. Click here to go to the page then click on the box at the bottom of the page to sign on.

12/13 years – Please put your names down on the trials list outside the Sports Office.
Trial date: Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February 3.15–5pm.

Cadets (14/15 years) – If you are new to the school this year please come and see Mrs Scanlan at the Sports Office.
Trial date: Monday 13 February 3.15–5pm.

Intermediates (16 – 19 years) – If you are new to the school this year please come and see Mrs Scanlan at the Sports Office.
Trial date: Tuesday 14 February 3.15–5pm.

Please ensure that you are ready to warm up at the Tennis courts (court 3) at 3.15pm, wear comfortable attire (PE uniform is fine), sport shoes, two water bottles and a sweat towel.

Water polo

Over the Christmas holidays the under 14A Stuartholme water polo team competed at the Under 14 State Championships which were held in Brisbane. The girls …

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Water polo

Over the Christmas holidays the under 14A Stuartholme water polo team competed at the Under 14 State Championships which were held in Brisbane.
The girls played a fantastic tournament and are to be congratulated on taking home the silver medal in a thrilling grand final game against All Hallows’.
These girls will now be competing at Nationals during the Easter holidays which will be held on the Gold Coast.
Huge congratulations to the following girls from the Stuartholme community: Imogen Fraser, Lily Hunter, Oonagh Keogh, Ella Mulligan, Molly Nasser, Elizabeth Nolan, Lara Owen, Ruby Pinn, Abbey Pomeroy, Alice Rogers, Gabby Twigg, Maya White.

Music at Twilight invitation

The Stuartholme Music Department warmly invites all members of the Stuartholme Community to the annual Music at Twilight. Please see the invitation below for all …

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Music at Twilight invitation

The Stuartholme Music Department warmly invites all members of the Stuartholme Community to the annual Music at Twilight.

Please see the invitation below for all the details. RSVPs are not required, but for more information, please email music@stuartholme.com

Looking for a way to become involved in the Stuartholme Community?

What about the Stuartholme Ladies Committee? Would you like: – to assist on the Open Day BBQ, Saturday 11 March – to attend a Working …

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Looking for a way to become involved in the Stuartholme Community?

What about the Stuartholme Ladies Committee?

Would you like:

– to assist on the Open Day BBQ, Saturday 11 March
– to attend a Working Bee in air conditioned comfort compiling some School Prospectus’ for Open Day on Thursday 16 February, Friday 24 February or Thursday 2 March from 9-11am
– to support our Boarding community through various tasks
– to get involved in organising and/or offering donations to this year’s Mothers’ Day Lunch on Friday 12 May

If the answer is yes, please contact Barbara Roads on slc@stuartholme.com

 

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STEAM Residential

Registrations are open for the next STEAM Residential, to be held 2-5 April 2017 for gifted girls currently in Years 5 & 6. Stuartholme School …

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STEAM Residential

Registrations are open for the next STEAM Residential, to be held 2-5 April 2017 for gifted girls currently in Years 5 & 6.

Stuartholme School together with Clearing Skies host the STEAM Residential Program, a three day residential for gifted girls, from any school in Queensland.

The Residential aims to offer high ability students an intensive program of learning in the STEAM areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Maths. Gifted girls will have an opportunity to learn alongside students with similar abilities and interests. Girls will have fun, learning with others who think like them. They will be encouraged to talk about issues that are important to learning, thriving and becoming the best they can be.

Places fill quickly so to find out more and register please click here.

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