Message from the Acting Principal

Dear Parents, Friends and Caregivers,

The concept of leadership has been uppermost in Year 11 minds’ this week. Seven courageous young women nominated for the position of Cor Unum Head for 2018 and had to respond to an unseen question in front of their cohort at Mercy Place, Bardon. All the nominees conducted themselves exceptionally well and they all emphasised servant leadership when they spoke, a Christian model of leadership that we have chosen most deliberately to promote at Stuartholme. Thanks to Mrs Birgit Holley for the significant work she has done with the Year 11s this week to prepare them for leadership.

Servant leadership is:

  • about recognising our inter-dependence; it’s not about what ‘I’ can do but about what ‘we’ can do together for the good of each member of our community and society as a whole.
  • focussed on the needs of others not our own needs.
  • inspirational and passionate; Servant Leaders make a vision clear, they point out how we can get there and they take us with them on the journey!
  • a model of leadership which never gives up on any human being!
  • welcoming and hospitable.

The Year 11s lived out these understandings of servant leadership on the incredibly successful Harmony Day, run by Ms Sarah Daff, when they hosted our friends from Yeronga State High School and Milpera State High School. Many of these students are from a refugee and asylum seeker background and this day means so much to all three schools! It provides a day of inclusive, fun activities for our visiting friends, making them feel welcome in Brisbane and indeed, Australia, and it teaches Stuartholme girls about the strengths and learnings in cultural diversity. To use the words of the inspirational servant leader Pope Francis: “Remember that authentic hospitality is a profound Gospel value that nurtures love.”

As the Term draws to a close, I would like to thank staff, students and parents for their tireless efforts to support our young women so they can maximise their Stuartholme experience and edge closer towards the ‘best version of themselves’. We thank and farewell Mrs Maree Taylor (Marketing and Admissions Manager) and Mrs Anne-Gaelle Isautier (Accountant) who are leaving us in a week’s time. We thank teachers Mrs Leisa Taylor and Mr Bob Ulcoq who have been with us this Term. We will be welcoming Mr Richard Mollee, Science Teacher in Term 3.  To Mrs Margaret Devlin and our Year 12 students, we wish you a wonderful night at the formal!

I wish you a happy, safe and restful holiday period with your daughters.

God bless and warm regards,

Andree Rice
Acting Principal

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Key Dates

Please find below the key dates for the remainder of Term 2 and all of Term 3.

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Key Dates

Please find below the key dates for the remainder of Term 2 and all of Term 3.

DateEvent
Thurs 22 JuneClasses finish
Fri 23 JuneBoarders travel day
Year 12 Pre-Formal (5pm) and Formal
Mon 17 JulyBoarders return
Boarder Parent Network meeting 10-11.30am
Parent Teacher interviews 10am-7pm
Year 10 into 11 Boarder Parent information session 12-1pm
Tues 18 JulyStudents start Term 3
Mon 24 JulyCareers Expo 5.30pm
Year 12 QTAC Presentation 7-8.30pm
Wed 26 JulyYear 8 Retreat
Wed 26-Fri 28 JulyYear 10 Camp
Mon 31 JulyYear 10 into Year 11 Parent information session 6-7.30pm
Tues 1-Fri 4 AugustYear 10 SET Plan interviews
Mon 7 AugustYear 8 into Year 9 subject information session 6-6.30pm
Year 9 2017/Year 10 2018 Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance (SAT) for Year 11 2019, 6.45pm
Mon 7-Fri 11 AugustYear 9 Camp
Fri 11 AugustYear 7 Grandparents Day
Sat 12 AugustBoarder Family Get Together 5.30pm
Mon 14 AugustP&F Meeting 7pm
Wed 16 AugustExhibition Holiday
Wed 23 AugustYear 11 QCS Practice
Periods 3 & 4
Thurs 24-Fri 25 AugustSenior Production
Tues 29-Wed 30 AugustQCS Test
Fri 1 SeptemberP&F Father/Daughter event
Fri 1-Fri 8 SeptemberYears 11 and 12 assessment block
Mon 11- Wed 13 SeptemberYear 12 Retreat
Tues 12 SeptemberDrama Festival 6pm
Wed 13 SeptemberQTAC Preferences due
Thurs 14 SeptemberClasses finish
Fri 15 SeptemberBoarders travel day
Sat 16- Mon 18 SeptemberSony Camp
Mon 2 OctoberBoarders return
Boarder Parent Network meeting 11.30am-1pm
Queen's Birthday holiday
Tues 3 OctoberStudents start Term 4

Absences and early departures

As you are aware, Stuartholme has a duty of care for your daughter. The School has set up procedures for our students regarding their attendance …

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Absences and early departures

As you are aware, Stuartholme has a duty of care for your daughter. The School has set up procedures for our students regarding their attendance at school. Any student who is absent from school must have a parent call the absentee line on 3510 6488 before 8.30am to record this absence. If the absence is for more than one day, we require a phone call each morning.

As a school, we realise it is sometimes impossible to make appointments outside of school hours however in the latter part of Term 2 there were an increasing number of girls with early departures not following the correct protocols.

Should your daughter need to leave school for an appointment the procedure is as follows:

  • bring a note from a parent on the day of the appointment to my office BEFORE school to have it signed and recorded.
  • show the signed note to her teacher at the designated time to depart class. If this procedure is followed, your daughter should be able to exit class without delay.
  • Proceed to Student Reception where the student can sign out.

If your daughter becomes ill during the day, she should not be ringing you directly to collect her. She can ask to visit the Health Centre where qualified nurses will contact you if she is too unwell to return to class.

I thank you in anticipation for your support in this area of the school. The safety and care of your daughters is a priority for us. I hope you enjoy a wonderful mid-year break with your girls.

Andrea Reddan
Deputy Principal – Student Wellbeing

Enrolment applications for siblings

This is a reminder for parents to please submit an enrolment application now if you have another daughter starting Stuartholme in 2018, 2019 or 2020. …

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Enrolment applications for siblings

This is a reminder for parents to please submit an enrolment application now if you have another daughter starting Stuartholme in 2018, 2019 or 2020.

First round interviews for these years have already taken place, however the School does have a policy of prioritising siblings.

To ensure your daughter doesn’t miss a spot, please submit your application by the beginning of Term 3 when the next round of interviews will be scheduled.

Should you have any questions, please contact our Registrar, Natasha Skelly.

 

 

Bus registrations now open for Term 3

School Bus registrations for Term 3 are now open. If your daughter is intending to use the Stuartholme School Bus network, please register and pay …

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Bus registrations now open for Term 3

School Bus registrations for Term 3 are now open. If your daughter is intending to use the Stuartholme School Bus network, please register and pay on the Stuartholme website. Seats are limited, so we recommend registering as soon as possible.

New single sign-on for School Portal and Community Lounge

To help make accessing information easier, Stuartholme has introduced a single sign-on for both the Portal and Community Lounge. This new single sign-on will give you …

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New single sign-on for School Portal and Community Lounge

To help make accessing information easier, Stuartholme has introduced a single sign-on for both the Portal and Community Lounge. This new single sign-on will give you access to all the information on the Portal, as well as your daughter’s academic results, your account and personal details.  This new login replaces other usernames and passwords you have been provided in the past.

An email, with your new single sign-on details, has been sent to every parent. Please check your emails and follow the instructions to set up your new login.

If you have any issues or questions, please contact our IT Help Desk.

 

 

Options Career Information Bulletin

Please find attached the most recent Options Career Information Bulletin. The links down the bottom are a great starting point for navigating the document. Should …

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Options Career Information Bulletin

Please find attached the most recent Options Career Information Bulletin. The links down the bottom are a great starting point for navigating the document.

Should you have any questions, or if I can assist you in any other way, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Stacey Wallace
Careers Counsellor

 

 

 

Careers Expo – 24 July

Universities, TAFE and private colleges will attend the Stuartholme Careers Exhibition on Monday 24 July. Commencing at 5:30pm students will have the opportunity to speak directly …

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Careers Expo – 24 July

Universities, TAFE and private colleges will attend the Stuartholme Careers Exhibition on Monday 24 July.
Commencing at 5:30pm students will have the opportunity to speak directly with representatives about course options, entry requirements, university life, scholarships, and more.

Following is a list of the exhibitors:

Queensland School of Film & Television
University of Queensland
Australian Catholic University
University of Southern Queensland
Griffith University
Bond University
Queensland University of Technology
Police Force
Defence Force
CB Sports Network (Study & Play USA)
LetzLive
FitEducation
Endeavour – College of Natural Health
Queensland School of Beauty
TAFE
Griffith College
Promenade Dance Studio

Students will also be hosting a fundraising BBQ where you can purchase dinner.

The Year 12 QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) Information presentation will follow this event, commencing at 7pm in the Theatre. A QTAC representative will give students and parents information about applying for university and TAFE courses.
Mark this in your calendar, we look forward to seeing you there!

Stacey Wallace
Careers Counsellor

 

Engineering futures evening

Engineering Futures Evening inspires the next generation of engineers through the stories of working professionals. The 2017 event will hear from the following engineers working …

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Engineering futures evening

Engineering Futures Evening inspires the next generation of engineers through the stories of working professionals.

The 2017 event will hear from the following engineers working in industry:

  • Electrical Engineer, Monan Zhang from Powerlink
  • Civil and Environmental Engineer, Alison Stoakley from Engineers Without Borders
  • Structural and Materials Engineer, Rebecca Newby from ALS Global

Teachers, parents and students are invited to join us for this free event by registering here.

Event host: UQ Women in Engineering
When: 20 July 2017 6:00pm
Where: UQ, St Lucia

Engineering Futures Evening for regional students
If you live outside of Brisbane, there is still an opportunity to attend this event. Check out the WE Explore Engineering Regional Schools event for further information.

For further information, please contact:
UQ Women in Engineering we@eait.uq.edu.au

Choral Competition

The highly anticipated Interhouse Choral Competition was held last Friday. This year, the theme was ‘Empowering Women’ and the songs featured outstanding solo and ensemble …

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Choral Competition

The highly anticipated Interhouse Choral Competition was held last Friday. This year, the theme was ‘Empowering Women’ and the songs featured outstanding solo and ensemble performances from each House. Congratulations to Stuart House for their winning performance of “Fight Song.”

 

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Equestrian Report

The team have had two very busy weekends in succession, both of which were highly successful and very enjoyable. In preparation for the Interschool State …

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Equestrian Report

The team have had two very busy weekends in succession, both of which were highly successful and very enjoyable.

In preparation for the Interschool State Titles in Toowoomba from Sunday 25 to 28 June the team held a training camp at the Queensland State Equestrian Centre (QSEC). The riders had packed schedule of training on both days as the coaches, Leasa Steven and Mel Vandenberg, prepared them for their Dressage and Show Jumping disciplines. After a full day, everyone appreciated the excellent spit roast cooked by Nick Ballard on Saturday night.

The team have put in their nominations for State’s 1 (Dressage, Show Horse, Show Jumping and Show Man) and are now waiting to see if their individual results since July 2016 will gain them a place. All the very best to you all.

The weekend before camp the parent committee hosted a two-day competition at the Moggill Pony Club grounds for Dressage and Show Jumping. Over the weekend we had 85 riders and approximately 123 horses competing. A sincere thank you to all the parents for their contribution and involvement and also to Liz Owens and Monique Searle for convening the disciplines, Sue Cameron for an excellent and innovative delicious canteen and Grant Ciocarelli for some wonderful photos.

The Team had a tremendous weekend with a high degree of individual and team success.

Results :- Dressage

Team Champions – Shannon Owens, Emily Ballard, Piper Searle, Ellie Turnbull.

Team 3rd place – Emily Ballard, Piper Searle, Aalia Luchetta, Skye Baldock

Individual Class Placings – Shannon Owens 1st/1st Para; Emily Ballard 4th/ 6th Elementary, 2nd/3rd Sec Sen Novice; Piper Searle 2nd /3rd Sec Sen Novice; Remy Conescu 8th/ 9th Sec Sen Novice; Grace Beatty 6th/10th Sec Inter Preliminary; Zoe Henderson 11/12th Sec Inter Preliminary, Aalia Luchetta 3rd/ 4th Sec Inter Novice; Skye Baldock 6th/9th Sec Inter Novice.

Team Results :- Show Jumping

Team Champions – Emily Rink, Phoebe Menzies, Piper Searle, Abby Munro

Team 3rd Place – Piper Searle, Ellie Turnbull, Remy Conescu, Georgia Rink.

Individual Placings :- Emily Rink Champion 1m20, 8th 1m10; Piper Searle Champion 1m, Res Champ 1m10; Amy Munro 80cms 14th; Issie Gilley 90cms 9th; Phoebe Menzies Champion 90cms; Emma Bickford 90 cms 15th, 80 cms 16; Ellie Turnbull 1m 4th; Georgia Rink 1m10 5th 90cms 14th; Grace Beatty 90 cms 15th; Aalia Luchetta 90 cms 12th; Clare Munro 80 cms 12th ; Abby Munro 70 cms Res Champion.

Burpengary Eventing – Congratulations to Bella Anthony who competed in EVA 95cms on her two horses with excellent results Champion on Chance and overall 3rd on Woody.

Olivia McSwan competed at Nambour Dressage gaining 2nd place in both Elementary tests.

Congratulations to everyone for a highly successful couple of weekends and wishing you all success for States in Toowoomba.

Anna Starosta
Equestrian Coordinator

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Touch Football Development Program

The Touch Football Development Program had a very successful Term. All ages and abilities were encouraged to come and participate and develop their skills and fitness …

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Touch Football Development Program

The Touch Football Development Program had a very successful Term. All ages and abilities were encouraged to come and participate and develop their skills and fitness before the season started.

Each session focused on a different skill with game experience provided. Although some participants were new to the game, all girls are commended on their effort and enthusiasm and their commitment to overcoming any challenge or new experience they faced. The guidance provided from the senior girls, who assisted with the program, was greatly appreciated.

Mikeely Roberts
Teacher

“The touch program was lots of fun and we learnt important skills for the season. We learnt things like rucking, wrapping and game play. The program also allowed us to have fun with friends while working on our fitness. Miss Roberts made the program very enjoyable for all of us.”  Holly Clemson, Year 7.

Touch football season kicks off

On Sunday 28 May, 10 Stuartholme girls dusted off their boots ready to participate and represent the school in the first competition of the Touch …

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Touch football season kicks off

On Sunday 28 May, 10 Stuartholme girls dusted off their boots ready to participate and represent the school in the first competition of the Touch Football year. The competition was held at St Peter’s Lutheran College and consisted of four, twenty minute games that were played throughout the day.

It was an honour to captain the girls who supported me the whole way through and always had an amazing attitude and sportsmanship. The first two games were extremely close, with only one point between them; coincidentally the final score of both games was 3-2! We played hard and were able to come away with a win from the second match.

Unfortunately our next two games were against some of the highest ranked teams in the competition. While the scores were not as close, it was an awesome way for the girls to develop and pick up  new skills. I couldn’t have been more proud to have captained such a beautiful bunch of girls who were so positive and enthusiastic. The fact that 10 senior school students gave up a full day of their weekend during a heavy assessment period to play Touch makes me so thankful and excited for what this year will hold.

Without the help of many people this day would not have been possible. We would like to thank our patient and understanding coach Jane, our Year 12 Leader of Student Wellbeing, Mrs Devlin, who was there to support many of her senior students and provide us with some much needed shade and fruit, and finally the sports department who worked behind the scenes ensuring we were all enrolled and ready to play.

This competition was a great start to the season and I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings the Stuartholme Touch community.

Macey Fegan, 2017 Touch Football Captain

Olivia selected for Qld Cricket Stars Pathway Academy

Congratulations to Olivia Hartland, Year 10, on her selection into the next generation of Queensland Cricket Stars Pathway Academy.  Olivia is one of only 110 …

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Olivia selected for Qld Cricket Stars Pathway Academy

Congratulations to Olivia Hartland, Year 10, on her selection into the next generation of Queensland Cricket Stars Pathway Academy.  Olivia is one of only 110 male and female cricketers selected from six regions across Queensland aged from 12-17 years old. Selections were made based on past performances during Pathway Championships, Club or School cricket.

The Academy Program aims to extend and stretch the development of players in a holistic approach. The program includes skills, game awareness, psychology, strength and conditioning, nutrition, preparation, load monitoring, goal setting and self-evaluations.

Well done Olivia on this great achievement!

Medals for Libby

Congratulations to Libby Wilkins, Year 7, on her recent success at the Wynnum Manly Eisteddfod.  Libby was the runner up Speech and Drama Junior Champion …

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Medals for Libby

Congratulations to Libby Wilkins, Year 7, on her recent success at the Wynnum Manly Eisteddfod.  Libby was the runner up Speech and Drama Junior Champion and won 2 Gold medals, 3 Silver medals and a highly commended.

Well done Libby!

Queensland water polo teams announced

Congratulations to the following Stuartholme girls on making Queensland water polo teams. The teams will compete in the Sydney Youth Festival over the June/July holidays. Under …

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Queensland water polo teams announced

Congratulations to the following Stuartholme girls on making Queensland water polo teams. The teams will compete in the Sydney Youth Festival over the June/July holidays.

Under 14 Maroon
Ella Mulligan
Abbey Pomeroy
Maya White

Under 14 White
Alice Rogers
Molly Nasser
Oonagh Keogh
Ruby Pinn

Under 16 White
April Edwards
Sophie Fern
Phoebe Leech

St Finbarr’s Fashion on Parade

You are invited to St Finbarr’s Primary School – Fashions on Parade on Sunday 27 August at the Champagnat Centre, Marist College Ashgrove.  

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St Finbarr’s Fashion on Parade

You are invited to St Finbarr’s Primary School – Fashions on Parade on Sunday 27 August at the Champagnat Centre, Marist College Ashgrove.