Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends,

I am currently savouring my return to school after a six week break. I look forward to my day and enjoy greeting the girls as I walk around the school. My first three weeks of my time away, during the school holidays, included time in London, Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki and St Petersburg. I can assure you I was not stalking Trump; however, our travel did coincide! Visiting the Hermitage in St Petersburg fulfilled a lifelong dream to see the masterpieces and gain a deeper understanding of the amazing history of Russian opulence in stark contrast to the extreme poverty, which resulted in one of the most significant revolutions of the twentieth century. My two passions, Visual Arts and History, were replenished.

In the first three weeks of the term, I attended the Frontiers Conference in St Louis Missouri USA then the Isolated Children’s Parents Association (ICPA) Federal Conference in Canberra, both of these experiences have had an acute impact on my understanding of leading Stuartholme School and community.

The Frontiers Conference, an international Sacred Heart academic assembly, brought over 100 religious and lay people from across the world together to honour the bicentenary of St Philippine Duchesne. Eight Sacred Heart Sisters presented academic papers about their work in their context. The diversity of the work and the nature of the Sisters was striking.

For example: our first rscJ speaker was an academic environmental scientist with a highly analytical approach, she presented along-side a Taiwanese rscj who passionately spoke about her work in the East with a highly spiritual and eastern mystical quality; a Dutch rscJ presented on her political work in the United Nations along-side a Kenyan/Ugandan rscJ who academically yet humbly presented her paper about her work in the complex context of Africa.

Twelve Australian and New Zealand Sacred Heart Educational Leaders attended from Stuartholme School Brisbane, Duchesne College UQ Brisbane, Kincoppal Rose Bay Sydney, Sacre Couer Melbourne and Baradene College Auckland. Sr Rita Carroll and I attended on behalf of Stuartholme and the ANZnet Province. We participated in a pilgrimage to Sugar Creek, near Kansas City, where St Philippine Duchesne worked with the Native American Potawotami people. The scope of work and the internationality of our Sacred Heart traditions were reinforced within me.

In stark contrast from the high temperatures of Missouri and the spiritual reflective setting, I then returned to Australia, directly into the frosts of Canberra and the highly political clout of the Federal ICPA. During my time attending these days, it profoundly hit home how hard it is for regional, rural and remote Australians to access quality education. The hardship of the drought was present throughout discussions and debates. In our cities no-one questions access to an education, it is assumed this is our right as an Australian citizen. At every point through the ICPA meeting, predominantly women were fighting every step of the way to enable their children to have access to schooling. The issues ranged from home-schooling, distant education, lack of internet access, inability to find teaching staff, resources, transport, roads and financial support to access Boarding schools, the list was overwhelming. I thought I was passionate about education, I faded into insignificance in this conference room full of ardent country women fighting tooth and nail for just the essential requirements to give their children the chances we ‘city people’ assume is our right. Stuartholme Boarding parents are well represented in the State and Federal ICPA. We support our regional, rural and remote communities in their struggle to access and provide schooling for their children.

This week, Sarah Daff and Andree Rice have been working with our Boarding community, asking for their advice on how we can offer assistance and support during this drought. Numerous initiatives are underway including a fundraiser with all money going to Drought Angels and a day of action.

I invite our students and parents to support our rural community members through our drought fundraising initiatives.

Best wishes and God Bless,

Kristen Sharpe

Key Dates

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Key Dates

DateEvent
Wed 15 AugustExhibition Public Holiday
Thurs 16-Sun 19 AugustQld Catholic Music Festival
Fri 17 August Academic Assembly
Sat 18 AugustBoarder Family BBQ 7pm
Wed 22-Fri 24 AugustYear 9 Camp
Thurs 23-Fri 24 AugustSenior Production
Fri 24 AugustCaSSSA Athletics Carnival (Year 7 attending)
Fri 31 AugustDads' Night Out 6.30pm
Tues 4-Wed 5 SeptemberFormal Year 12 QCS Test
Thurs 6 SeptemberYear 10 PISA Exam
Fri 7-Fri 14 SeptemberYears 11 & 12 assessment block
Mon 17 SeptemberYear 11 QCS Practice Test
Mon 17-Wed 19 SeptemberYear 12 Retreat
Tues 18 SeptemberDrama Fiesta
Tues 18-Fri 21 SeptemberJunior Art Exhibition
Thurs 20 SeptemberClasses finish
Fri 21 SeptemberBoarders travel day
Sat 22-Mon 24 SeptemberSony Camp

Message from the Deputy Principal

At our last assembly, I talked about goal setting, which seemed to resonate with a few people so I thought I would expand on what …

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Message from the Deputy Principal

At our last assembly, I talked about goal setting, which seemed to resonate with a few people so I thought I would expand on what I said for this week’s article.

The start of Term 3 can feel like the mid-point of the year, and now we’re on the downhill run. Term 3 does tend to pass quickly. But it’s important that students don’t mistakenly believe the year is over or the next six months don’t count.

Every year level has an important focus in the second half of the year:

  • Year 7s and 8s should be consolidating the core knowledge and skills they’ve been developing, particularly the ability to work independently and to apply knowledge to unseen problems. These skills will become increasingly important as they progress through their schooling.
  • Year 9 are on the cusp of the senior phase of schooling. They need to be building their capacity to seamlessly transition to the higher demands of senior schooling, which become increasingly apparent from the start of Year 10.
  • Year 10s need to be developing the skills and knowledge they will need for their QCE, focussing on the capabilities needed for the specific senior subjects and pathways they will choose in Year 11.
  • Year 11s should be preparing for their summative work, listening to the feedback and working on closing any gaps in learning that have been identified so that they will be best placed for success in their final year.
  • Year 12s need to focus on their last, and arguably most important, six months. OP eligible students should be working to attain the best possible rung placement in order to maximise exit results. OP ineligible students should be ensuring successful completion of VET qualifications whilst also seeking advice on options and pathways for next year.

No matter what stage of schooling a student is in, the start of Term 3 is a good time for reflection.  It’s time to look back over the last six months, think about what has been achieved and consider future goals.

On assembly, I asked the girls to think for a moment and consider what goal they wanted to achieve by the end of this year.  The reason this is important is that research shows that thinking about goals at the start of a semester, coupled with self-belief, is a good predictor of semester results.  According to Chemers et al., 2001; Lent et al., 2008, students with high self-belief have greater academic expectations and display better academic performance than those without.

Students with self-belief have the general attitude that they are likely to achieve their goals. This attitude in turn is thought to influence goal-focused behaviour, thus leading to goal achievement. As they work in their classes, they observe their own performance and evaluate their own progress. As they improve, they set new goals and then they work towards these.

Many students don’t want to engage in goal setting because they believe that they can’t achieve good grades. They mistakenly believe that grades reflect their intelligence or ability.  David Thomas, a principal lecturer at Arizona State University, argued that motivation plays a big part in a person’s grades. Motivated students approach learning with curiosity and an interest in the subject, engaging in every opportunity that unfolds.

Knowing this, I encouraged the girls to keep an eye on the students they perceived were ‘good students’. These students make use of every moment of their lesson. They arrive at class ready to go. They walk into the classroom and open their books and laptops. They get straight into their work, they write down notes during the lesson, ask questions, act on feedback.  They’re not all ‘A’ students but they are all motivated.

What all this means for our students is that if they want to achieve, they need to reflect on where they are right now, set realistic, measurable goals, believe in themselves, arrive to class motivated to learn and take advantage of every opportunity to improve. They should focus on developing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills rather than simply memorizing information for a test. They should seek feedback from their teachers and act on the advice they’re given.

They should also understand that academic achievement takes hard work. For some students this can be really challenging, because not everyone finds school easy and many students have skills and talents that lie outside of the classroom. This is why individual goal setting is so important. Students must set individual goals and measure their progress against their own achievements, not class results or arbitrary grades.

I ask parents to talk to their daughters about their goals for the next six months and ask them what they would like to achieve by the end of the year. Talk to them about setting measurable progress indicators and ask them what specific steps they can take to reach those goals. For those looking for a way to start setting academic goals, there is a great little template in the student diary.

American author Seth Godin summed it up well when he said, “If you don’t have a goal … then you can just do your best. You can take what comes. You can reprioritize on a regular basis. If you don’t have a goal, you never have to worry about missing it….The thing about goals is that living without them is a lot more fun, in the short run. It seems to me, though, that the people who get things done, who lead, who grow and who make an impact… those people have goals.” —Seth Godin

We want our Stuartholme girls to be lifelong learners who lead, grow and make an impact. Setting goals is a great habit to support this!

Year 10 into 11 Subject Selections

Thank you to all families who attended Monday evening’s Year 10 into 11 subject selection evening. We have valued the opportunity to meet one-on-one with families for the SET Planning interviews. If you haven’t yet had a chance to attend your interview, could I please ask you to contact Christine Heath, PA to the Directors of Studies, as a matter of priority.

 

Deanne Johnston
Deputy Principal

Message from the Dean of Mission

Last week the Year 8s participated in their annual retreat. The day was facilitated by Michael Fitzpatrick from Bellum Retreats, and centred on discussions about …

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Message from the Dean of Mission

Last week the Year 8s participated in their annual retreat. The day was facilitated by Michael Fitzpatrick from Bellum Retreats, and centred on discussions about friendships, comfort zones, group cohesion and listening. Through weaving his magic, Michael was able to use the girls’ reflections on these topics to show how, in the ordinary moments of life, we can experience the extraordinary or God. An example of such a moment was towards the end of the day when Michael invited the girls outside to stop and be still. It was powerful to watch these young women who had been so vivacious and energetic throughout the day, stop and be truly present to the world around them. Many students said this was one of their favourite parts of the day, with one student exclaiming they hadn’t stopped to watch the clouds in forever.

What a beautiful reminder this is that we must all take the time to ‘watch the clouds’ in our lives. Sometimes, when we contemplate our connection to God, we think about the big monumental moments of our lives. Moments of immense happiness or sadness. But as Catholics, we believe that God is present in the everyday messiness of life. From the mundane chores of making breakfast, to an afternoon walk with the dog, God is with us and can be found around us, if we are truly present to . Andy Otto, Catholic author of ‘God Moments: Unexpected Encounters in the Ordinary’ mixes Ignatius Spirituality with his own experiences to employ three practices that help him find God in all things. Through awareness, prayer and discernment, Otto believes readers will find a better understanding of how to seek personal wholeness in the reality of God’s presence in the ordinary and learn to accept God’s invitation to participate in the transformation of the world. In short, these practices help us to be truly aware of our humanity and the humanity of others by encouraging us to be present in the everyday moments of life. Our own ‘Take 5’ program, which sees girls take five minutes every day to meditate or practice mindfulness, encourages the girls to do just that. To sit for a few minutes in the busyness of their lives and become truly present to the moment that is in front of them or the question that is being posed for reflection. It is our hope that these moments allow our girls the chance to reflect on themselves and their actions, so that they may always choose to show love and be love to others in the world.

At the end of the Year 8 retreat day, after having been outside, the girls were asked to return and to offer prayers in the closing liturgy. These were unscripted prayers from the girls’ heart. We hope that each of you as you move through the busyness of your day find moments where you feel God’s presence with you and move more closely to God’s love – even if it is when cleaning the dishes!

 

Year 8 retreat prayers

I pray for relationships so that we can enjoy all that life has to offer

I pray for gratitude so that we can notice all the little things in life

I pray for the little things so that we don’t lose humanity in the digital age

I pray that everyone notices the little things so that we can be an inclusive community

I pray for silence so that I can have time to reflect

I pray for us, so that we can grow together as a community

Sarah Daff
Dean of Mission

Message from the Dean of Boarding

Dear Parents and Guardians, We are almost mid-way through the term and the pace has definitely increased for the girls in terms of academic and …

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Message from the Dean of Boarding

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are almost mid-way through the term and the pace has definitely increased for the girls in terms of academic and co-curricular commitments. We are encouraging self-care techniques such as journaling, exercise, good sleep rituals, healthy food, taking time to do things you love and also various mindfulness practices such as listening to music or mental health apps. These are all skills the girls can practise and improve on so that they learn to settle themselves and cope better with external stressors and triggers – all of which are a normal part of adolescent and adult life.

The Year 8s are participating in a great program enhancing self-care run by Ms Catherine Sagin each fortnight called Walk and Talk. The relationship between nature, human health and well-being is well known and thoroughly evidenced, and for many of our boarders the outdoors is a significant part of their home life and identity. To date, the cohort has enjoyed two afternoons of beautiful weather and outdoor time on foot with Ms Catherine and her dog Oak visiting The Bardon Shed and Mt Coot-tha Parklands. Each walk takes a different focus and an invitation is open to peer mentors, teachers, boarding staff and boarder families to come along. The benefit of group walking is that it promotes social cohesion, companionship and shared wellness, each significant protective factors in an adolescent boarder’s journey.

You might have heard that Stuartholme is about to launch a significant drought fundraising appeal starting next week, monies raised going to Drought Angels which was the charity of choice from the majority of boarding parents. I would like to thank the Boarding Families for responding to my email and generously sharing with me stories about how the drought has affected your family and also with the sharing of some before and after drought images. The boarders have been working with Ms Daff, Mrs Kate Gilmore and myself to prepare an assembly presentation for next week and also a day of action that will be a key fundraising time. The girls were very keen to point out the resilience and hope demonstrated by their families in these long and harrowing years. They also pointed out the vital connection between our farmers and graziers, farm dependent businesses and we city dwellers who depend on our country sisters and brothers for our food, health and so many other things. I look forward to sharing with you more information about the assembly as we go forward. The boarders involved in the planning so far are: Hayley and Ellen Bowden, Annabelle Paterson, Charlotte Russell, Holly Clemson, Harriet and Georgia Donaldson, Lola and Zoey Dennis, Charlotte Curran, Sophia Tully, Grace Muirhead, Ellen Huang, Daisy Liu and Samantha Connelly. Daisy and Ellen are going to sell products they have brought from China that they think teenagers will like and all these funds raised will go towards our appeal.

A reminder that our Boarder Family BBQ is next Saturday 18 August from 5-8 pm. Payment and sign up is online through the portal and is $30 per family including drinks. Please come along and get to know more boarding families.

This week’s Recreation Activities include: a Year 8 Grill’d Outing, a Pamper Night Saturday night and a Movieworld trip on Sunday. Ms Claire Lawler (clawler@stuartholme.com) is always happy to answer any questions you might have Rec activities.

Please be in touch with any concerns you might have or queries about anything to do with boarding. Everything really can be solved by talking (or most things!) so don’t hesitate to contact us.

Warm regards,

Andrée Rice
Dean of Boarding

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Message from the Dean of Student Wellbeing

Consistent attendance at school is very important Often when we talk about setting goals to do with school these can be related to our learning …

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Message from the Dean of Student Wellbeing

Consistent attendance at school is very important

Often when we talk about setting goals to do with school these can be related to our learning behaviours and habits. You may have just read in this Newsletter, the piece by Deanne Johnston on why goal setting is important. Working in conjunction with this, the research clearly shows that consistently attending school every single day and aiming to be on time are equally as important.

It is generally accepted that when student attendance falls below 80% that a student’s educational attainment, academic achievement and student wellbeing can be compromised.

In terms of the law (s176 of the Education (General provisions) Act 2006), the parents of a young person who is of compulsory school age must ensure that they are enrolled at school and that they attend every school day for the educational program in which they are enrolled unless the parent has a reasonable excuse.

Stuartholme also works very hard to monitor student attendance and punctuality and contacts parents in instances where the school identifies that an unsatisfactory absence or pattern of absenteeism exists. This is because studies show that young people who have a low rate of absenteeism and are more likely to:

  • Build excellent habits for life beyond school
  • Develop a wider range of skills such as working in teams, problem-solving and meeting expectations and deadlines
  • Building great relationships with others to support their learning
  • Earn more money, have better job prospects and are generally healthier.

Punctuality is important too

Being on time to school is important too.

Sometimes getting to school on time can be helped by establishing a good routine. If your daughter struggles to get to TMG on time or her Leader of Student Wellbeing has raised concerns about punctuality, you could support her to try the following strategies:

  1. Getting sufficient sleep – 9 hours is recommended
  2. Having boundaries in place around technology – keep devices out of your room!
  3. Pack your bag the night before
  4. Plan to meet a friend so you can travel to school on time together.

 Stuartholme Student Attendance Policy

 To support parents in managing their daughter’s attendance and optimising achievement and wellbeing, the school has developed the Stuartholme Student Attendance Policy. A copy of the policy is located at: https://stuartholme.com/wp-content/uploads/Student-Attendance-Policy-1.pdf

 More support

If you need extra support you could:

  1. Discuss your concerns with wellbeing staff at school. They can help address any school-based issues and make recommendations about extra professional support.
  2. Make an appointment to see your GP

 Useful websites

If you require extra information, try accessing the following sites:

Kids Matter
Headspace
Raising Children Network
Reachout

Deb Lonsdale-Walker
Dean of Student Wellbeing

 

Co-curricular News

District Athletics Congratulations to all the girls who represented Stuartholme last Tuesday and Thursday at the Northern Eagles District Athletics Trials. It was fantastic to …

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Co-curricular News

District Athletics

Congratulations to all the girls who represented Stuartholme last Tuesday and Thursday at the Northern Eagles District Athletics Trials. It was fantastic to see so many girls represent Stuartholme this year. A special mention to the following girls who made the Northern Eagles District Athletics team and will go on to the regional trials for Met West selection on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 August at QSAC.

Lara Trevor – High Jump (13yrs)
Mia Dell’Annunziata – Shot Put and Discus (13yrs)
Ellen Gett – 100m, Shot Put and Javelin (14yrs)
Rachel Brown – 800m and 2000m steeple (14yrs)
Holly Robertson – 1500m and 3000m (14yrs)
Lily Hunter – 1500m and 3000m (15yrs)
Ella Cole – 400m and High Jump (15yrs)
Zoe Tracy 800m, 1500m and 2000m steeple (15yrs)
Tianna Rasmussen – High Jump (15yrs)
Jade Snowden – Long Jump (15yrs)
Alice Illidge – 100m (16yrs)


Debating

Stuartholme still has one team, our Senior A, progressing through to the Quarter Finals which will beheld at 8pm at Brisbane Grammar School on Friday 17 August. The Senior A team will really value the support Stuartholme can give them on the night so they can hopefully progress through to the Semi Finals on the 22nd of August (BGS) and then the Grand Final on the 29th of August at Somerville.


Swimming

Congratulations to Taylah Tyerman-Webster’s (10 Macrae) on her outstanding results from the School Sports Australia Swimming Nationals competition in Hobart last week.

Taylah had two individual swims and four team relay swims.

In the individual events, Taylah placed
– 2nd in 50 freestyle
– 5th in 50 butterfly

In the relays, Taylah placed
– 1st in Mixed 500 relay
– 2nd in 200 freestyle relay
– 2nd in 8×50 freestyle relay
– 4th in IM relay

Co-curricular photos – Monday 13 August

Stuartholme has engaged MSP Photography to take our 2018 Co-curricular photos. The schedule has been emailed to all students. Students need to note when they …

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Co-curricular photos – Monday 13 August

Stuartholme has engaged MSP Photography to take our 2018 Co-curricular photos. The schedule has been emailed to all students. Students need to note when they are required for a photo. Please ensure students wear correct uniform on Monday (stockings are not mandatory) and that students bring their ID cards with them.

The photos will be taken at the back of the oval. Students will need to assemble under the walkway near the pool before their photo.

These times are a guide only. If a student is in two photos scheduled for the same time we will ensure she is able to be in both. You can also view the schedule here 2018 Photo Schedule

The photos will be included in the Yearbook. Parents will have the opportunity to purchase a copy if you wish.

Clubs and Societies not listed on this schedule will be taken on another date during Term 4. Students will be emailed directly regarding the date and time.

 

Update your details

Updating your details is a quick and easy process via My Stuartholme. The Update Details tile is located on your homepage. Simply click on the …

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Update your details

Updating your details is a quick and easy process via My Stuartholme. The Update Details tile is located on your homepage. Simply click on the tile to let us know if your email, phone or address has changed.

 

Year 8 Cultural Day

Year 8 students of French participated in various cultural activities related to their study of the language. The students made their very own Henri Matisse-inspired …

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Year 8 Cultural Day

Year 8 students of French participated in various cultural activities related to their study of the language. The students made their very own Henri Matisse-inspired collage artwork and set their engineering prowess to work, constructing miniature Eiffel Towers with spaghetti and marshmallows. They also tried their hand at making their own croque monsieur – the ham, cheese and béchamel toasted sandwich commonly found in cafés and bistros throughout France.

Bon appétit et vive la France!

The students also showed off their singing voices with a performance of a song in Chinese.

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Science Snippets

One Voice, Big Effects Change Makers and Deal Breakers “One voice can change a room, and if one voice can change a room, then it …

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Science Snippets

One Voice, Big Effects

Change Makers and Deal Breakers

“One voice can change a room, and if one voice can change a room, then it can change a city, and if it can change a city, it can change a state, and if it changes a state, it can change a nation, and if it can change a nation, it can change the world. Your voice can change the world.” – Barak Obama

Some people don’t understand why recycling is so important. Recycling reduces the strain on our environment. By utilizing waste products in a constructive way, we can slowly decrease the size of our landfills. As the population grows, it will become difficult for the landfills to hold so much trash. When this happens, our cities and beautiful landscapes will face pollution, poisoning and many health problems. The benefits of recycling are that it helps to keep the pollution in check and decrease it little by little.

How can you help?

One person uses, on average, 340kg of paper each year. It takes approximately half a tree to make 9kg of basic copier paper. If, theoretically, you were to recycle all of the paper you use, you could save approximately 19 trees per year by increasing the amount of paper made from recycled material instead of trees. Over your lifetime, that could easily be an entire forest.

One person on average, throws away 2kg of trash each day. Since over four fifths of household waste can be recycled, you can reduce your daily waste to only 0.4kg.  Over the course of a year, you keep over a thousand kilograms of trash out of the landfill by choosing to recycle.

Recycling aluminium uses 90% less energy than refining aluminium from mined sources. It’s one of the most useful and valuable materials tossed into the trash. If you recycle every soft drink can you ever use, you equally reduce the draw on natural resources because aluminium is one of the few materials that can be melted down and remade over and over again.

Stuartholme itself is on the way to producing an incredible recycling program, starting with the already existing yellow recycling bins. If one person begins recycling every day, change can be made. Together as a community, this National Science Week we’re aiming to reduce landfill through: Reducing, Reusing and Recycling. It is time that we are ‘change makers’.

Sources:

www.conserve-energy-future.com/benefits-of-recycling.php
www.ranchtownrecycling.com/blog/the-power-of-one-can-one-person-recycling-really-make-a-difference

National Science Week begins on Saturday 11 August and runs through to Sunday 19 August. The theme for this year is “Game Changers & Change Makers” and we at Stuartholme and focusing on being change makers with our impact on our environment and will be the focus of our activities next week. Please come along to the Café Courtyard at lunchtime on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday to get involved and be a change maker.

Tuesday 14 AugustTeacher vs Student Change Maker Quiz
Thursday 16 AugustRepurposing Objects Competition – can be completede as individuals or in teams up to 4
Friday 17 AugustClean Up Stuartholme – do your part and earn a chocolate

Year 11 Business Management Field Trip to Southern Cross Austereo

As part of an enriching educational excursion, Year 11 Business Management students had the opportunity to visit Southern Cross Austereo and gain insight into key …

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Year 11 Business Management Field Trip to Southern Cross Austereo

As part of an enriching educational excursion, Year 11 Business Management students had the opportunity to visit Southern Cross Austereo and gain insight into key business practices. Southern Cross Austereo is Australia’s biggest entertainment company and the home of Hit105 and Triple M radio, so the field study was a significant learning experience and expanded students minds to complexities of developing and promoting a successful business.

This trip was integral to study in the unit of Marketing Management and is a valuable resource to support research which will ultimately benefit students in their assessment.

Talking with “Those Two Girls”, Lise Carlow and Sarah Wills, and having a presentation in “The Studio” gave an insight into the business behind what everyone hears on radio and the strenuous work required to produce radio segments. Southern Cross Austereo provided a valuable example of what marketing management looks like in a professional workplace and will undoubtedly assist students in their assessment as they now have a greater understanding of business practices. A special thank you to Nicky Braund for enabling and leading this valuable learning experience and for her insight across the business.

By Caitlin Brooks.

Queensland Catholic Schools and Colleges Music Festival (QCMF) – Sunday 19 August 2018

Members of the following ensembles will be participating in QCMF for 2018: Concert Band Joigny Chamber Strings Duchesne String Orchestra Vocal Ensemble Joigny Voices Year …

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Queensland Catholic Schools and Colleges Music Festival (QCMF) – Sunday 19 August 2018

Members of the following ensembles will be participating in QCMF for 2018:

  1. Concert Band
  2. Joigny Chamber Strings
  3. Duchesne String Orchestra
  4. Vocal Ensemble
  5. Joigny Voices
  6. Year 7 Choir

Preparation Workshops:

In order to prepare for the Festival, a series of workshops will be held on Friday, 10 August and Sunday 12 August for the ensembles to rehearse and the workshops will culminate in a short performance for family and friends.

All relevant information regarding the QCMF Workshops and the individual ensemble performances at the Festival can be found on My Stuartholme, under Co-Curricula, Music or by clicking on the link below:

https://my.stuartholme.com/homepage/1567

For further information and enquiries, please contact Mrs Sandy Beanland, The Arts Assistant, Co-curricula on ph. 3510 6473 or music@stuartholme.com

Music Performance Uniform:

All participants at QCMF must wear the Music Performance Uniform, available from the School Shop.

It is strongly recommended that the students try on their uniform in the weeks leading up to the Festival to ensure they fit correctly.  A guide to how the uniform is to be worn is included in the document ‘Presentation and Grooming for Performance’, which is available by following this link: https://my.stuartholme.com/homepage/2021 or a hard copy can be obtained from the flyer stand outside the Music Offices.

Senior Production

Stuartholme Drama, in association with Dominie Pty Ltd, proudly presents Senior Production 2018:   Picnic at Hanging Rock By Joan Lindsay and adapted by Tom …

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Senior Production

Stuartholme Drama,
in association with Dominie Pty Ltd,
proudly presents Senior Production 2018:

 

Picnic at Hanging Rock

By Joan Lindsay and adapted by Tom Wright

“The Rock is a nightmare,
and nightmares belong in the past”

 

On Valentine’s Day in 1900, three Australian schoolgirls on a picnic expedition to the remote Hanging Rock abscond from their group. They are last seen heading towards the beckoning Rock…

In Tom Wright’s adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s classic novel, our Senior Drama students struggle to solve the mystery of the missing students.

The Stuartholme Drama Department warmly invites you to join us for a truly exhilarating performance on the Oval Amphitheatre.

Friday’s performance ticket also includes a post-performance ‘picnic’ (including hors d’oeuvre and drinks) to celebrate the Senior Drama class of 2018.

 

Thursday 23 August 6pm performance

Adult: $20
Student: $15

 

Friday 24 August 6pm performance followed by a ‘picnic supper’, which will transport you back to 1900 and include traditional pasties, pies and even a Valentine’s cake.

Adult: $30
Student: $25

Bookings can be made via Trybooking by clicking here. Please remember to print your ticket and bring it on the night.

Please remember: just like the Rock, Stuartholme can get cold at night, so please dress warmly or bring a blanket.

Volunteering in the School Shop

If you have some time to help out in the shop, there are available times before school and during the breaks. Click here for the …

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Volunteering in the School Shop

If you have some time to help out in the shop, there are available times before school and during the breaks. Click here for the link for the volunteer roster.

Thank you in advance,

Pauline Chrisanthou
School Shop Manager

 

Grandparents’ Day

Thank you to all the wonderful Grandparents’ and special friends who attended Grandparent’s Day today. We hope you enjoyed being here as much as we …

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Grandparents’ Day

Thank you to all the wonderful Grandparents’ and special friends who attended Grandparent’s Day today. We hope you enjoyed being here as much as we enjoyed having you.

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Dad’s Night Out

Stuartholme Dad’s Night Out at              Friday, 31 August 67 Castlemaine Street, Milton from 6.30pm Complimentary Drink upon arrival (before 7.30pm) All Stuartholme Fathers …

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Dad’s Night Out

Stuartholme Dad’s Night Out at

            

Friday, 31 August

67 Castlemaine Street, Milton from 6.30pm

Complimentary Drink upon arrival (before 7.30pm) All Stuartholme Fathers are welcome.

RSVP on https://www.trybooking.com/397339 by 27 Aug

LIMITED RAFFLE TICKETS FOR SALE ON THE NIGHT

Raffle Prizes:

  1. Framed Limited Edition large, colour print, hand signed by Don Bradman depicting legend playing his classic cover drive in 1930. Certificate of Authenticity included.
  2. A day of sailing on Moreton Bay aboard a 40ft Jeanneau Sun Odyssey for up to 4 people including chicken and champagne lunch.
  3. Six bottles of Andevine Wines Reserve Canberra Syrah, Shiraz 2016 accompanied by export quality beef.  Halliday rating of wine 95/100

Tickets are $50/ticket.

If unable to attend but keen to pre-purchase a raffle ticket, please email bjathome@optusnet.com.au to arrange EFT payment.

Year 11 Parents Night out – save the date!

If you are a Year 11 parent and would like to be added to the Year 11 Facebook group please email Kellie on kelliebroderick@yahoo.com.au

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Year 11 Parents Night out – save the date!

If you are a Year 11 parent and would like to be added to the Year 11 Facebook group please email Kellie on kelliebroderick@yahoo.com.au

Women’s Night of Spirituality

 

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Women’s Night of Spirituality