In this issue

Year 12 Career Ready Day
Blue and Green Ribbons Ceremony
Bringing learning to life
Ponytail Project
Art with Heart
Your containers will help save the Great Barrier Reef
Centennial Art Show Opening Night
Student designed Christmas decorations
Junior Engineers holiday program

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends, Please click here to watch my Newsletter issue 13 address.   Take care and God Bless, Kristen Sharpe Principal        

From the Principal
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Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends,

Please click here to watch my Newsletter issue 13 address.

 

Take care and God Bless,

Kristen Sharpe
Principal

 

 

 

 

Key Dates

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Key Dates

Fri 4 September Year 12 Formal
Wed 9 SeptemberYear 12 Career Ready Day
Tues 15 SeptemberRACQ Docudrama
Wed 16 SeptemberYear 8 Arts Fiesta
Fri 18 SeptemberLast day of Term 3
Mon 5 OctoberPublic holiday
Tues 6 OctoberBoarders return
Boarder Parent Network Meeting
Parents of Stuartholme Meeting
Wed 7 OctoberAll classes start
Thurs 15 OctoberYear 12 Boarders Farewell Liturgy and Dinner
Fri 16 OctoberYear 12 Breakfast
Last day of classes for Year 12
Year 12 Valedictory
Fri 23 OctoberCelebration of Excellence
Mon 26 Oct-Mon 16 NovYear 12 External Exams
Fri 27 NovClasses finish 12pm
Border travel day

Message from the Deputy Principal

Success breeds success This week, alongside our Dean of Student Wellbeing Mrs Deb Lonsdale-Walker, I had the opportunity to present to our Year 9 students …

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Message from the Deputy Principal

Success breeds success

This week, alongside our Dean of Student Wellbeing Mrs Deb Lonsdale-Walker, I had the opportunity to present to our Year 9 students on becoming the ‘Director of their Dreams’. The presentation focused on students setting up a platform for success through learning from the failures and successes of others.

We commenced through sharing a clip of a young man who had experienced significant ‘failure feedback’ and unpacked with the students how he was able to shift his mindset to learn and grow from the experience. I was impressed by the way our Year 9 girls were able to articulate the importance of having a growth mindset. They identified when this is paired with grit and resilience; this is the optimum way to enhance personal success. The ‘I get knocked down, but I get up again’ mentality is powerful in strengthening learning outcomes. I encourage you to have a look at the inspiring clip yourself – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HQS0ZkXDNVw

While we celebrate failure as a teachable moment, it is always important to link failure to a success mindset. When failure feedback is received in isolation, this can significantly impact future performance. Research suggests we learn more from the shortcomings of others rather than our own, whereby “the more failure is dissociated from the self, the less people tune out, and the more they learn from failure’ (Eskreis-Winkler & Fishbach, 2019). Ultimately, we learn best from our successes and the failures of others. When faced with reflecting on our failures, our learning is only significant if we possess grit and a growth mindset. It was this grit and growth mindset that buoyed the young man in the clip to keep pursuing his dreams.

At Stuartholme, we work to equip our young women with the strategies and skills to become the director of their dreams. Being successful academically is more than just the ability to learn quickly and easily. The most significant predictor of success is grit. Grit is passion and perseverance for long-term goals. Combined with stamina, sticking at it day in and day out ensures the dreams for your future to become a reality. Talent is not a determinant to make you ‘gritty’. Having a growth mindset is the optimum environment for grit to thrive whereby you have the belief that the ability to learn is not static. In this context, you are more likely to persevere when experiencing failure. Reflecting on the successes of others assists this, and as they say – success really does breed success.

Year 12 Mock Exams

Over the last two weeks, our Year 12 students have been engaged in the first Mock Exam Block as part of the new Queensland Certificate of Education. We have been impressed with the way our Year 12 students have prepared for this ‘dress rehearsal’ in anticipation of the October external exams. I am very proud of our Year 12 students and I have full faith in their focus and drive as they creep ever closer to the end game. We know our Stuartholme Year 12 students will remain strong!

Best wishes,

Daniel Crump
Deputy Principal

 

References:

Duckworth, A. (2013). Grit: the power of passion and perseverance. Retrieved from https://positivepsychology.com/positive-psychology-ted-talks/

Eskreis-Winkler, L. and Fishbach, A. (2019). Not learning from failure — The greatest failure of all. Psychological Science, 1-12. DOI: 10.1177/0956797619881133

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message from the Dean of Mission

To Live Life to the Full – Mental Health in Australia Today. Last Sunday was Social Justice Sunday, a moment in the year when the …

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Message from the Dean of Mission

To Live Life to the Full – Mental Health in Australia Today.

Last Sunday was Social Justice Sunday, a moment in the year when the Church shines a spotlight on an issue of social justice confronting Australian society. This year, the theme was To Live Life to the Full – Mental Health in Australia Today.

In their annual article for this special day of the year, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference write about mental health and wellness through the lens of faith:

Mental health is not simply the absence of illnesses, but having the capacity and opportunity to thrive – that is, to participate in the fullness of life to which Jesus invites us (Jn 10:10). We are a unity of body, mind and spirit. The abundant life to which we are invited engages our whole selves, physically, psychologically and spiritually. It touches all aspects of our life together in community – social, economic and cultural – because God created us out of love and for loving relationships.

We are social beings. We need the bonds of family, friends and the broader community to celebrate the joys and hopes of life. These bonds help us to face the usual challenges of life, but they are even more important in times of anxiety or despair.

We need the economic means to meet the costs of living, to develop our potential through opportunities to study, to pursue our personal callings through our work, and to plan for the future. A just economy ensures we can contribute to and share in the benefits of our society’s common wealth.

Through culture we make sense of the world and hold up shared values such as a ‘fair go’ and lending a helping hand to others in difficult times. A healthy and sustainable culture breaks through the material entrapments of consumerism and limitations of self- interest.

As creatures made in the image and likeness of God we stand before the mystery of The Transcendent. We feel deeply connected to something, and indeed Someone, beyond ourselves. These bonds of loving relationship to one another, to all of creation, and to the Creator of all that is, help us to experience meaning in life, even in its sufferings and limitations.

These are key ingredients for good health in body, mind and spirit. They point to the quality of personal and social relationships that promote the fullness of life for all.

I commend to you the whole article which can be found here.

Our Sacred Heart Education Goals – Our Ingredients to Mental Health

As I read the words above, I was struck at how they resonate with our five goals of Sacred Heart Education. Our goals call us to a personal and active faith in God; a deep respect for the intellectual journey; a passionate desire to serve others, especially those most in need; an instinct for building relationships and community; along with a profound, honest commitment to our own personal growth so that we may always act as people of courage, integrity, and love. For us, these are the key ingredients to mental health and wellness and the way that we experience and make known the heart of Jesus with those we encounter.

Peace and blessings for the week ahead.

Justin Golding
Dean of Mission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message from the Boarding House

Dear Parents and Guardians, Our prayers remain with Karen Davies and her family as she takes bereavement leave following the passing of her father last …

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Message from the Boarding House

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our prayers remain with Karen Davies and her family as she takes bereavement leave following the passing of her father last week.

Karen will be taking a week of bereavement leave to attend her father’s funeral and to be with her family in New South Wales. In accordance with Queensland Health guidelines, Karen will then need to go into mandatory hotel quarantine when she returns to Queensland for two weeks. This period of hotel quarantine will end at the commencement of the September school holidays.

Our thanks goes to Mel Robinson and Ellen McLean, Assistant Heads of Boarding and the Senior Supervisors in ensuring a stable and caring environment in Karen’s absence.

We would like to remind all parents that End of Term leave arrangements are due by 8:00pm on Thursday 10 September. End of Term leave will be processed on Friday 11 September which includes organising transport to airports and buses. Please include as much detail in the Notes section of your REACH leave request as possible.

The Boarding House will be fogged over the school break and all belongings must be removed from the dorms. The girls are welcome to store belongings in our storage rooms and in their school lockers, however, it would be most helpful if the majority of belongings went home for the holidays. This will be in preparation for the end of the year when no storage is available over the Christmas break.

Congratulations to the Year 12 boarders who have almost finished their mock exams in the lead up to the external exams next term. Our Year 11 students will enter their exam block next week and we wish them all well.

The Boarding House continues to be lively with our Firepit Fraturday, dinner at Marist for our Years 7 to 9 and a wonderful Saturday cheering our rowers on via livestream. Congratulations to all our rowers who made Stuartholme proud.

Kristen Sharpe
Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message from the Dean of Student Wellbeing

Being the director of your dreams I was delighted to facilitate a session at the Year 9 Assembly on Monday in partnership with our Deputy …

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Message from the Dean of Student Wellbeing

Being the director of your dreams

I was delighted to facilitate a session at the Year 9 Assembly on Monday in partnership with our Deputy Principal – Daniel Crump.

The key focus of the session was to inspire the students to reflect on “the key practices they can enact to grow in their own performance”.

It was a great opportunity to consolidate key learnings arising from their studies in Wise Wellness – a discrete subject studied at school every week, and also the learning dispositions embedded across the curriculum.

The students did not disappoint in clearly articulating that growth is underpinned by “a growth mindset, resilience, and grit”.

I encouraged the students from a wellbeing perspective to be proactive in reaching out to support structures in the school to ensure a solid finish to the term. Whether it be their Teacher Mentor, Leader of Student Wellbeing, the School Psychologists, Boarding staff or myself as we all play specific and targeted roles in caring for and empowering them to discover their point of balance where their wellbeing is maximised.

Regardless, of the Year level that your daughter is in, I encourage you to engage in dialogue with her about what she is studying in Wise Wellness.

The School’s Wise Wellness Program operates once a week in Years 7 to 10, two lessons a week in Year 11 and two lessons a fortnight in Year 12.

Wise Wellness lessons are based on firm evidence from research which clearly links wellbeing with academic success.

Parenting styles and their effects

Some of the Leaders of Student Wellbeing have been sharing with their parents the recent media release from ACU Research on parenting styles and their effects.  I thought this might be of interest to all parents. Obviously, there is no one-size-fits-all, foolproof guide to parenting so it can often be helpful to keep up with current research to help guide us as we navigate this area and form our own individual parenting style.

https://www.acu.edu.au/about-acu/news/2020/august/parents-urged-not-to-control-or-use-threats-to-withdraw-love-on-teens-world-first-research

Sustaining our school culture through effective student leadership

There is consistent research that shows the merits in developing leadership skills in students and how these are transferable to contexts beyond schooling. Student leaders also help to sustain a positive school culture.

Students across a range of year levels have been actively involved in student leadership formation and activities this term and I thought it was worthwhile reporting on these initiatives.

2021 Leadership Positions

Last Thursday afternoon, our Principal Ms Sharpe led the Year 11s in prayer prior to the announcement of the 2021 Leadership Positions.  In her prayer, Ms Sharpe asked for bravery and kindness for our newly appointed leaders and all the girls in our year level, as all will lead in our community.  We warmly congratulate the students who were named as leaders.

The Leadership Handover is scheduled for Thursday 17th September.  This will be an important and exciting day for our Year 11s as they journey closer to becoming our Seniors.

Leading with heart

Yesterday afternoon Year 9 students commenced the first of a four-week course on “Leading with heart”. This practical workshop includes hands-on activities to build the students capacity in:

  • Leading from the front through public speaking
  • Strong organisational skill and understanding of balance
  • Working successfully with others and building on strengths
  • Student leadership in a Sacred Heart environment.

Lord Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (LMYAC)

Lucy Hutchings is proudly representing Stuartholme on the LMYAC for 2020. Lucy recently attended a meeting with the Youth Advisory Council, attended by the Lord Mayor, and they were divided into given groups and given an area to explore. Her group are looking at Black Lives Matter and the way Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander issues can become part of education in primary schools. They are to come up with some practical ways to put this into action. The Lord Mayor will consider all the groups’ proposals and choose one to put into practice as a Council initiative.  We wish Lucy all the very best in the important role she will play in shaping the future of our city.

Student Environmental Leadership Network (SELN)

In 2020, Stuartholme is being well represented in the Brisbane City Council’s Green Heart Schools’ Student Environmental Leadership Network (SELN) program by Alessa Wiltshire and Amelia Pothecary. They have been tasked with coming up with ideas to address sustainability at Stuartholme and are focussing on waste, trying to find ways to help Stuartholme to become more environmentally friendly. They are working with the Stuartholme Gardening Club to plan projects such as a worm farm to help compost food waste, a native beehive, growing vegetables, and creating a hanging garden out of old bottles. They are actively supporting the School’s Fundraising for Term 3 that is being promoted by Year 10 and 8, and which is focusing on recycling the plastic and glass containers which give a 10c refund and donating the proceeds to saving the Barrier Reef. Through their efforts, these students are directly engaging their peers to take action to be cleaner, greener and more sustainable.

Deborah Lonsdale-Walker
Dean of Student Wellbeing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message from the Careers Counsellor

Hi everyone, It’s been another exciting couple of weeks in the Careers Office. Year 11 Wise Wellness In Wise Wellness this week, I talked to …

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Message from the Careers Counsellor

Hi everyone,

It’s been another exciting couple of weeks in the Careers Office.

Year 11 Wise Wellness

In Wise Wellness this week, I talked to Year 11 students about changing expectations at work and what they can do to open the door to a career they are interested in. This included:

  • Collecting relevant experiences, skills and knowledge (human capital);
  • Having a proactive, positive attitude (because employers really care about this); and
  • Keeping track of what they know and what they can do!

Students worked in teams to identify transferable skills they’ve developed from being involved in different activities at school, like JPIC, sport, school events and part-time work. I’ve now shared the results of this activity with all students, to help everyone update their resumes.

 

 

Year 12 Career Ready Day

I’m also very excited to be running the new Year 12 Career Ready Day next week. This event is designed to set all of our graduating students up for success, regardless of the pathway they take after school. If your daughter is in Year 12, you might like to read more about what your daughter needs to do to prepare for this event in my more detailed article for this newsletter. I’ll also do a wrap up article in our next newsletter as well. Thank you to the parents in our community who are supporting this event!

As always, please find a selection of events, opportunities and information that might be useful to you and your daughters. More resources and advice can be found on the Careers page of my.Stuartholme.

 

 

Warm regards,

Mr Tom Lillyman
Careers Counsellor

 

EXPLORE

Virtual Open Days

A quick reminder about some upcoming virtual Queensland Open Days:

September

5 & 12 September – Australian Catholic University

5 September – University of Southern Queensland

Griffith University Open Day is already online here and will end on 1 October.

The University of Sunshine Coast Open Day is online here for the foreseeable future.

 Interstate Open Days

And here’s a selection of 2020 interstate open days as well:

UQ Gatton Campus Tours

On a Gatton campus tour you can explore UQ’s vast, rural campus and visit a few of the facilities students’ access while studying there. During the tour, meet current students who will share the social and academic opportunities available to them as a UQ student. Tours will be held on 22, 23 and 24 September from 10am – 12.15pm and you can register now.

The Mater High School Health Adventure is back!

The Mater High School Health Adventure is back! This program is a three-day, hands-on, immersive experience to expose high school students to the exciting opportunities available to them in a variety of healthcare professions. Learn more and register here.

 ACU University Experience Days (on-campus)

Would you like to get a taste of life at ACU? ACU will be running free university experience days in the September school holidays. Try some hands-on workshops, meet staff and students, and explore the Brisbane campus. You can choose to sample two different degree areas as a part of this program. Learn more and register here.

 Upcoming webinar on Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is an imminent part of our future and could offer solutions to some of our world’s biggest challenges. The Fundamentals of AI: Parameterise the Possibilities webinar will introduce high achieving senior STEM students to the building blocks of this exciting technology, including Deep Neural Networks, Linear Regression and Algorithms. Learn more and register here.

 APPLY

Registering to receive your ATAR

A reminder that you need to register with QTAC to receive your ATAR result as a separate process to applying to QTAC for course entry in 2021. Visit the ATAR Portal to sign up. It’s a simple process but you must have your LUI number to register. During the process, QTAC will send you a confirmation email with a code you must enter. If you can’t find it in your inbox, check your junk folder.

Free TAFE for Year 12 graduates

Not really sure what you’d like to do next year? You might want to consider doing a free VET qualification, before you do something else, like work or university.

The Queensland Government funds free courses for Year 12 graduates in high priority areas. There are a lot to choose from! Find out more here.

Elite Athlete Schemes through universities

If you play sport at a State, National or International level you may be eligible to apply to institutions’ elite athlete and performance admissions schemes. For information about performer schemes contact the institutions directly. The following institutions have specific programs for elite athletes and/or other study assistance schemes. Click on an institution for more information.

UQ Law Lead Scholarship

If you are experiencing difficult circumstances or setbacks during your schooling you can now apply for UQ’s Leadership, Excellence and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship. Each LEAD Scholarship offers:

  • financial assistance of $8000 per year for up to five years
  • a dedicated academic mentor
  • a support network non-residential membership of a UQ college for the first-year
  • regular social occasions with the scholar community.

Applications for the LEAD Scholarship close on 13 November 2020 and you can Discover more here.

Early Entry Schemes

Some universities offer early entry programs for Year 12 students. Offers are usually made much earlier than the QTAC major offer rounds (which are in December and January). Remember to check to see if the university you are interested in offers these types of programs!

GOOD TO KNOW

Financial support to undertake further studies

Want to learn more about the financial support Centrelink provides to eligible students? Centrelink have collected lots of handy resources about student payments, like Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY, into to one place here.

Griffith Academic Bootcamps

Griffith’s Academic Bootcamps are here. These camps are short courses to support Year 12 students to prepare and do well in challenging senior subjects – Maths Methods, Chemistry, Physics & Biology. Each boot camp runs for a week and costs $125. Find out more here.

What is deferment?

Deferment means that when you get an offer of a course place from QTAC, you can delay enrolling in the course until a later date – usually in a year’s time. When you receive an offer from QTAC, you must respond. Deferment is one of the responses available. Each institution has its own rules on deferment. You can find these on the QTAC website. Note that not all courses can be deferred. If you wish to defer for a longer period than that stated in the institution’s policy, you should contact the institution directly.

 

Year 12 Career Ready Day

The Year 12 Career Ready Day (CRD) is coming up next week. Very exciting times! It’s important for Year 12 students to know that half …

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Year 12 Career Ready Day

The Year 12 Career Ready Day (CRD) is coming up next week. Very exciting times!

It’s important for Year 12 students to know that half of this event is a simulation.

Before the event:

  • Students should please read the job listing they were sent via email, update their resumes, and then “apply” for the job by emailing their resume to me by 10pm, next Monday, 7 September.

On the day:

  • Students should please bring a professional outfit to school and change into this before TMG. Students will be interacting with professionals during the day, and they will also have a professional photo taken, so they should please keep this in mind when choosing their outfit.
  • Students will move through different stages of a simulated recruitment process throughout the day.
  • Students will get to see what these different stages are like from the inside and will get feedback to help them in the future.

There will also be other workshops throughout the day so that students can learn the basics that any young professional woman should know – LinkedIn, fair work, and how to identify and value their skills and experience.

I’m looking forward to receiving your daughters’ resume and seeing them all there next week!

Mr Tom Lillyman
Careers Counsellor

Blue and Green Ribbons ceremony

On Friday 28 August our community congratulated our new Green and Blue Ribbon recipients. Blue and Green Ribbons are awarded to students in all Sacred …

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Blue and Green Ribbons ceremony

On Friday 28 August our community congratulated our new Green and Blue Ribbon recipients.

Blue and Green Ribbons are awarded to students in all Sacred Heart School world-wide.

Blue Ribbons are students who:

  • Are an inspiration to others by example;
  • Display strength of character in their ability to live by their convictions, informed by the Goals of Sacred Heart Education;
  • Show generosity through service;
  • Are open to growth in understanding of the needs of the wider community;
  • Promote Cor Unum through an attitude of inclusiveness;
  • Show a joyful spirit of cooperation no matter what the task.

Congratulations to this year’s Blue Ribbons.

  • Imogen Fraser
  • Maia Craig
  • Haley Bowden
  • Emma Cook
  • Meghan Todd
  • Molly McCann
  • Larnie Beauchamp
  • Hannah Pye
  • Octavia Scobie
  • Nieve Dickman
  • Elke Frecklington
  • Rebecca Brown
  • Tilie Alleluia
  • Lucy Baker
  • Olivia Hartland
  • Neave Duff

Green Ribbons are students who:

  • Give of their best academically;
  • Are involved in the life of the school as shown by readiness to share in the activities of their Houses and involvement in Service Groups;
  • Embrace a spirit of Cor Unum by being welcoming of all and generous in their acceptance of difference;
  • Show a growing understanding of the Goals of Sacred Heart Education;
  • Are able to judge what is appropriate behaviour in given circumstances and be counted on to give good example consistently.

Congratulations to this year’s Green Ribbons.

  • Sophie Howard
  • Audrey Fraser
  • Greta Robertson
  • Madison Ryan
  • Angelique Boland
  • Madison Malouf
  • Alexandra O’Brien
  • Stella Gaborit
  • Kei Wynn
  • Monique Judson
  • Holly Clemson
  • Georgia Betts
  • Eliza Ellerby
  • Mia De Martini
  • Alessa Wiltshire

Thank you to Mr Mear and our talented music students for the beautiful music and songs at this Liturgy.

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Bringing learning to life in an authentic way through our curriculum

Religious Education Recently some of our Religion classes were fortunate to hear the story of Deb Duff, who is a volunteer on the Mercy Ship. …

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Bringing learning to life in an authentic way through our curriculum

Religious Education

Recently some of our Religion classes were fortunate to hear the story of Deb Duff, who is a volunteer on the Mercy Ship. Mercy Ships provide hope and healing to those in our society who would not be able to receive medical care. All the workers on the ship, from medical staff to administration officers, are volunteers.  Deb Duff has committed to her position with Mercy Ships for 2 years. Her story was one of total commitment and a wonderful example of someone who is living the Gospel message of care for others in a truly authentic way. Her message connected beautifully with the content of both Year 10, who are doing a unit called “Courage to Care” and Year 11 Religion and Ethics, who are studying a unit titled “Sacred Stories”. Deb most certainly is someone who has the courage to care.

Further information about the Mercy Ships message can be found here: https://mercyships.org.au/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMImcqOpMfL6wIVzteWCh28QAHfEAAYASAAEgJxDfD_BwE

 

HPE Day

It was wonderful for us as staff to dress up as a teacher of HPE for the day and get involved with the wide variety of activities prepared. Congratulations to the Health Department who prepared a very active day for us and celebrated the importance of HPE as a crucial component of the curriculum. The key message of exercise or play…60 a day I am sure is now firmly imprinted on all.

 

QUT Iterate Program

Stuartholme School has been fortunate to be one of only 4 schools who have been able to partner with QUT as part of their Iterate Program. Over the last few weeks, our digital technologies students have been involved in this program that has seen them mentored through the university. Congratulations to Leader of Learning Mrs Leigh Ferguson who secured this significant partnership for Stuartholme School.

Ponytail Project

Hello everyone, We hope that August is treating you well after such an unpredictable year! The Cor Unum Committee are very keen to announce an …

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Ponytail Project

Hello everyone,

We hope that August is treating you well after such an unpredictable year!

The Cor Unum Committee are very keen to announce an amazing new event that the whole school community can support!

On Friday 9 October, Week 1 of Term 4, 34 seniors will be rocking the chop for the Cancer Council’s Ponytail Project. These amazing girls will be cutting and donating their hair in an effort to raise money for cancer research. We have already received some amazing support from friends and family, however, we are asking that anyone who is able and willing to could please donate to a cause that will be one of the senior’s final efforts to make Madeleine Sophie proud.

The seniors of 2020 have experienced a very different year 12 than expected, non the less, we would love if this new event could become a tradition within the Stuartholme community. Even the smallest donations are appreciated, if it’s the difference between making your own coffee one morning or choosing to bring lunch rather than go to the café, every cent matters! The link to donate to our Stuartholme team is located below, seeing as though many of our other fundraising activities have unfortunately been cancelled throughout the year now is as good a time as any to support some Stuartholme girls in their effort to make a change. Plans are still being made to ensure this event is fun for not only the girls participating but also people who would like to come and support, however, details relating to this will be released at a later date.

Any support we receive is noted and greatly appreciated!

Thank you,

The Cor Unum Committee and the Seniors of 2020

https://www.ponytailproject.com.au/fundraisers/STU2020

Art with Heart Competition

As part of our 100 years celebrations, our students from Years 7 to 12 have been invited to join in the Art with Heart Competition …

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Art with Heart Competition

As part of our 100 years celebrations, our students from Years 7 to 12 have been invited to join in the Art with Heart Competition at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre by filling a heart shaped canvas with their interpretation of the School’s motto, ‘Cor Unum’ (meaning One Heart).

We encourage you to visit Indooroopilly and vote for your favourite heart in the People’s Choice Award for your chance to win a $100 Indooroopilly Shopping Centre gift card!

Your containers will help restore the Great Barrier Reef

During Term 3 our Year 8 and Year 10s have the opportunity to fundraise for a charity that focuses on environmental sustainability, one of Stuartholme’s …

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Your containers will help restore the Great Barrier Reef

During Term 3 our Year 8 and Year 10s have the opportunity to fundraise for a charity that focuses on environmental sustainability, one of Stuartholme’s social justice themes. To help unite areas of our school the student representatives from Year 8 and 10 have partnered with Stuartholme’s Student Environmental Leadership Network representatives, Amelia Pothercary and Alessa Wiltshire.

Together these young women are facilitating a fundraising opportunity that promotes care of our environment, whilst also being a sustainable action. By working through the Containers For Change program, each House at Stuartholme has the opportunity to not only fundraise for the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, but also earn House points.

Our Year 8 and 10 student representatives visited some TMGs this week with details on the campaign. To assist in spreading the messaging and promoting recycling in our community please see below as to how you and your family can support.

  • Each House will have a delegated Containers For Change recycling bin near the café from Monday of Week 7 to Friday of Week 8.
  • Your House bin will be labelled by name and colour, this is where you put your containers
  • Each House will earn one house point for each eligible container recycled
  • Containers 4 Change eligible items are soft drink cans, glass, plastic, and steel bottles, and liquid paperboard containers (think small flavoured milk or coconut water containers). The accepted size ranged from 150ml and 3L
  • Milk bottles, wine/pure spirit bottles, concentrated juice/cordial and cleaning bottles are not accepted
  • Eligible items should have a 10c refund stamp on the label
  • If you are unsure enter the barcode of the bottle into the search engine at the link https://www.containersforchange.com.au/qld/how-it-works and it will let you know whether it is Containers 4 Change eligible.
  • All bottles/cans need to be rinsed. If they are not rinsed they can contaminate the other donations meaning no items are eligible for the scheme and will not be counted. So please rinse.

The 10c from each container will be donated to the Great Barrier Reef Fund, who aim to create projects with large-scale impact – helping protect the coral reefs and the animals that depend on them. Working closely with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, we help to regenerate and restore the Great Barrier Reef, building its resilience in the face of major threats.

Centennial Art Show Opening Night

Stuartholme school warmly invites you to join us for the 2020 Centennial Art Show Opening Night to be held on Saturday 12 September 2020 from …

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Centennial Art Show Opening Night

Stuartholme school warmly invites you to join us for the 2020 Centennial Art Show Opening Night to be held on Saturday 12 September 2020 from 6 – 9pm.

Enjoy an evening of fine food, wine, entertainment, plus the opportunity to view and purchase works by talented feature artists, exhibitors and past students.

The Stuartholme Centennial Art Show is a fundraiser for the Stuartholme Sacré Cœur Association Busary program.

Ticket price is $70 per person and includes a 3 hour canapé and beverage package.

Tickets are now on sale, please use this link

Raffle tickets are now on sale and can be purchased via the following link – https://events.humanitix.com/copy-of-stuartholme-centennial-art-show-opening-night  There are only 250 tickets for sale at $50 each.

The list of prizes are:

First Prize: Original Watercolour “On a Walk” by Davida Allen Archibald prize winner.

Second Prize: First edition print of Stuartholme School by Nic Olsen Artist- in- residence.

Third Prize: Art Voucher for Dalozzo Art Gallery for an original painting or print.

The art exhibition is also open for viewing on Sunday 13 September 2020 from 10am till 4pm.

We look forward to you joining our Centennial celebrations.

 

 

 

Student designed Christmas decorations with a purpose

In 2019, JPIC’s social enterprise P4P launched a range of Christmas decorations re-purposed from old and damaged Stuartholme uniforms. JPIC wanted to re-design our uniforms …

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Student designed Christmas decorations with a purpose

In 2019, JPIC’s social enterprise P4P launched a range of Christmas decorations re-purposed from old and damaged Stuartholme uniforms. JPIC wanted to re-design our uniforms into an item that members of our community would cherish, building further memories on the strongly recognisable blue stripes. These hand-crafted Christmas decorations created revenue for JPIC’s social enterprise, which was reinvested back into our community with the purchase of native bees, but also avoided adding to landfill.

Each year JPIC will create limited edition Christmas decorations. Each design is created by a student and then manufactured by the members of JPIC. In 2019 our ornament options were a Christmas tree, designed by Brooke Tait (Year 8) and an angel, designed by Claire Cameron (Year 12).

This year our designs will be a bow, designed by Lily Booby (Year 12) and a wreath, designed by Mary Sevil (Year 8). These items, along with other P4P items will be available for purchase from Term 4 until Stuartholme’s Christmas Carol event.

Prices of the Christmas decorations will be confirmed in Term 4. Please note limited items of each decoration will be available as these are handmade and our resources are based on re-purposing waste, not creating it.

Junior Engineers holiday programs

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Junior Engineers holiday programs