From the Principal

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends,

I would like to start this week’s Bulletin by congratulating all the students who took part in the Interhouse Music Festival Solo Music Awards on Sunday. The winners in each section were; Lucy Lloyd-Morgan, Year 11, voice; Monique Evans, Year 11 piano; and Georgie Wilkinson, Year 12, instrumental. Our students were outstanding! Congratulations to all the students who participated, I am impressed with not only your talent and dedication to your music, but to the support and encouragement you showed each other.

On Tuesday the whole school was at the University of Queensland for our annual Interhouse Athletics Carnival – what a day! After witnessing the cross country and swimming carnivals, I am now accustomed to the incredible energy the girls bring to these events, both in the sporting arena and in the stands cheering. I was thrilled to see so many take up the 100m challenge and earn a point for their House! As I looked back at the stands, there would only have been 10 girls not participating. As always, there can only be one winner and this year it was Stuart House. As I handed over the trophy, I noticed that Stuart had not won before, at least not since 1984 when the trophy started, so well done to all the Stuart girls!

Next week, our Year 11 and 12 students begin their exam block. My advice to students during this time is to be calm, measured and purposeful during your exam preparation. Try to avoid procrastination and drama, ensuring no contagion of anxiety consequently undermining performance in exams. Wishing our Seniors the very best, knowing your hard work will pay off.

After several serious traffic incidents, the tunnel under the Chapel will no longer be accessible to cars. To access the Renard carpark, drivers need to turn around before the pool carpark entry and travel back up the driveway ramp, which is now one lane, yet two ways. Drivers need to exercise caution. Please see the updated map at the back of the Bulletin.

God bless and take care,

Kristen Sharpe
Principal

 

Key dates for Terms 2 and 3

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Key dates for Terms 2 and 3

Please click here to view the key dates for Terms 2 and 3.

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Today is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in our Church

If you look at our Stuartholme logo you will see two hearts in the centre. One is the Immaculate heart of Mary distinguished by the …

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Today is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in our Church

If you look at our Stuartholme logo you will see two hearts in the centre.

One is the Immaculate heart of Mary distinguished by the sword that pierces it and the other the Sacred Heart of Jesus encircled by a crown of thorns. Today we focus on the Heart of Christ.

Sr Margie Conroy rscJ explains the importance of this symbol to us. “The heart is a symbol in every culture. It stands for the core, the centre, the deepest meaning of a person or an event. So you often hear, “let us get to the heart of the matter.” We are dedicated to the heart of Jesus, to the deepest meaning of him, to the core, the centre that gives his life meaning. That meaning is love, love that drove him to lay down his life for us, not only in his passion and death but during his life on earth and after his resurrection and now, in the Body, the Church, the People of God. To lay down your life does not mean just a violent death. It means spending your energy day after day caring for those you are with until after your life ends. We are called to become the Heart of Christ on earth today – all of us.”

We, as a community that contemplates the Heart of Christ, are called to live in love and to use this symbol as a source of strength, compassion and hope.

Hat Cleaning Service

Hat Cleaning Service A large number of hats are quite dirty or marked at the moment. We have once again been able to access the …

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Hat Cleaning Service

Hat Cleaning Service

A large number of hats are quite dirty or marked at the moment. We have once again been able to access the services of a milliner who will re-block and clean school hats.

Can you please check your daughter’s hat and if it needs cleaning, please place it in a plastic shopping bag with her name and class on the outside of the bag. Hats need to be taken to Student Wellbeing office on either Tuesday 21 or Wednesday 22 June 2016.

Cost is $22.00 and is to be placed into an envelope accompanying the hat. If your hat needs a new trim as well the cost is $5, making the total $27.00. Hats that require further mending will be charged slightly more and the money will be collected once the hats are returned to school. Hats will be ready for collection at the beginning of Term 3.

EPICS Week – Carpenter / Builder volunteers

We are seeking parent or grandparent volunteers who have skills in carpentry/building/handyman to assist us during EPICS week on Monday 20 to Wednesday 22 June. …

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EPICS Week – Carpenter / Builder volunteers

We are seeking parent or grandparent volunteers who have skills in carpentry/building/handyman to assist us during EPICS week on Monday 20 to Wednesday 22 June. EPICS is about teaching our Year 7 and 8 students practical life skills in various areas. If you can assist or know someone who can help us on these days, please contact Michael Elliott on 3369 5466 or email melliott@stuartholme.com

Maths tutoring and science help

Help is available to any student in maths and science. Maths tutoring is on Monday to Thursday during lunch in room S307. Science help runs …

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Maths tutoring and science help

Help is available to any student in maths and science.

Maths tutoring is on Monday to Thursday during lunch in room S307.

Science help runs on a Monday Week A in JELC1 (library) from 3.15pm – 4.30pm.

Girls in Computer Science – 8 June (RSVP’s due today!)

Are you passionate about Information Technology? Registrations are now open to attend Girls in Computer Science this June! Girls in Computer Science is a free …

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Girls in Computer Science – 8 June (RSVP’s due today!)

Are you passionate about Information Technology?

Registrations are now open to attend Girls in Computer Science this June!

Girls in Computer Science is a free event which provides students in Years 8-12 the opportunity to discover what studying information technology is like at UQ, and the exciting career paths available to them.

Students will hear from keynote speakers, Anna Emmerson from Google Sydney, and Sarah Fortescue from Half Brick, as they share their experiences of how they entered the tech industry and what they’re doing now.

After the talks, students will have the opportunity to get hands-on with our interactive prototypes and displays. Current students will be available to answer any questions.

Event details:

When: 5:30-7:00pm, Wednesday 8 June 2016
Where: Level 3, Advanced Engineering Building (Building 49) The University of Queensland
RSVP: By Friday 3 June 2016
Enquiries: Helen Burdon UQ, 3365 2382

Care and Concern – volunteers needed

Can you spare some time to help our families in need, or help the boarders with transport to and from appointments? The Care and Concern …

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Care and Concern – volunteers needed

Can you spare some time to help our families in need, or help the boarders with transport to and from appointments?

The Care and Concern group was set up to provide assistance. There are no regular meetings, your details are just added to a contact list. You might be asked to cook a meal for a family in need, or provide transport for boarding students who need to get to local appointments.

If you are interested, please email Tarryn Grant, tarryn.berning@hotmail.com with your name, phone number, email address, your daughter’s name and year level and the areas where you can assist. Thank you!

Parent Daughter Breakfast – Years 7-9

We are thrilled to have Georgina Ingham-Myers (Class of 2003) as our guest speaker for our Parent Daughter Breakfast. Georgina has been working in the …

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Parent Daughter Breakfast – Years 7-9

We are thrilled to have Georgina Ingham-Myers (Class of 2003) as our guest speaker for our Parent Daughter Breakfast. Georgina has been working in the broadcasting industry since 2008, initially beginning as an announcer in Perth and has been Music Director at Nova Brisbane since 2011. Nova is a sponsor of YoungCare and the Cancer Council, and Georgina is involved in mentoring and fostering young talent within the music and broadcasting industry, having been a guest speaker at several music conferences and guest lecturer to broadcasting students at QUT and AFTRS. We welcome all Years 7-9 students and their parents to this breakfast.

When: Thursday 23 June
Time: 7-8.30am
Where: Joigny Café and Auditorium.

This is a complementary event, however for catering purposes please RSVP here by 17 June.

Stuartholme supporter’s chairs and mugs on sale in the Uniform Shop

Relax in the comfort of a Stuartholme supporter’s chair while you cheer on your team. These collapsible chairs are selling now for only $20 each. …

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Stuartholme supporter’s chairs and mugs on sale in the Uniform Shop

SHS-chair-1 SHS-chair-2Relax in the comfort of a Stuartholme supporter’s chair while you cheer on your team. These collapsible chairs are selling now for only $20 each.

SHS-mugThe beautiful Stuartholme fine bone china mugs are also still for sale at $12 each.

April Edwards

Congratulations to April Edwards, Year 10, on her selection into the U16 State water polo team. April will be travelling to Auckland in the July …

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April Edwards

Congratulations to April Edwards, Year 10, on her selection into the U16 State water polo team. April will be travelling to Auckland in the July school holidays to take part in the 2016 Pan Pacific Youth Water Polo Festival.

Met West Cross Country

Brittany Yarde, Dominica Fitzsimon and India Williams have been selected in the Met West Cross Country Team for the State Championships to be held in …

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Met West Cross Country

Brittany Yarde, Dominica Fitzsimon and India Williams have been selected in the Met West Cross Country Team for the State Championships to be held in Maryborough – Sunday 17 July 2016. Well done girls!

Equestrian results from Burpengary Eventing

Congratulations to the group of riders who competed at the eventing at the Burpengary Equestrian centre over the weekend. This was a good test for …

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Equestrian results from Burpengary Eventing

Congratulations to the group of riders who competed at the eventing at the Burpengary Equestrian centre over the weekend. This was a good test for the girls as the 2016 State Interschool event will also be held at the same venue.

Results:

1 star: Emily Rink overall 2nd, Madison Searle overall 6th.
Junior 105cms: Piper Searle 10th.
Junior 95cms: Emily Ballard overall 1st, Ellie Turnbull overall 3rd, Emily Rink overall 6th.
Junior 80cms: Aalia Luchetta overall 2nd, Bella Anthony overall 6th.

There was another group who travelled to Warwick for the Scots College weekend. Good experience for all the riders.

Results:

Showman Phase 4- 45cms: Grace Beatty Champion.
Dressage Novice: Olivia McSwan 6th/7th.
Dressage Preliminary: Remy Conescu 6th.

Interhouse Music Festival Solo Music Awards

And the winners are… The Finals for the Solo Music Awards were held on Sunday 20 May in the Australian Room. Thirty-three of Stuartholme’s finest …

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Interhouse Music Festival Solo Music Awards

And the winners are…

The Finals for the Solo Music Awards were held on Sunday 20 May in the Australian Room. Thirty-three of Stuartholme’s finest solo performers performed in the categories of Voice, Instrumental and Piano. It was heart-warming to see all performers supporting and encouraging each other, particularly the younger students.

Congratulations to the winners in each section:

Voice:               Lucy Lloyd-Morgan, Year 11 (Parker)

Piano:               Monique Evans, Year 11 (Coen)

Instrumental:      Georgie Wilkinson, Year 12 (Stuart)

All students set a very high level of performance and the adjudicator, Ms Ruani Dias-Jayasinga, also issued awards in the following categories:

Encouragement Awards:

  • Zoe Findlay, Year 10 (Flute)
  • Isobel Salisbury, Year 9 (Voice)

Highly Commended Awards:

  • Dina Sun, Year 10 (Piano)
  • April Pong, Year 12 (Piano)
  • Claudia Hadenfeldt, Year 12 (Alto Saxophone)
  • Emma Macfarlane, Year 12 (Violin)
  • Octavia Scobie, Year 8 (Voice)
  • Bridget Lloyd-Morgan, Year 9 (Voice)
  • India Scobie, Year 12 (Voice)

Special thanks to our piano accompanist, Ms Kathy Sander, who also spent time in rehearsal with the students prior to the concert.

Year 11 Drama students get physical theatre

Physical Theatre inspired and energised our Year 11 Drama Students last week who were partaking in a workshop with tutors Jason and Sam from Australian …

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Year 11 Drama students get physical theatre

Yr11DramaPhysical Theatre inspired and energised our Year 11 Drama Students last week who were partaking in a workshop with tutors Jason and Sam from Australian Acting Academy.

This workshop focused on sharpening their skill building and ensemble processes leading up to their Directing exam this term and Medea performance next term. The girls were able to develop the idea of Physical Theatre and create some amazing ensemble activities. These activities all lead into showing them how to use physical theatre movement with their own ideas for Directing in Epic Theatre.  These skills will transfer to a number of curriculum areas as they were challenged in higher order thinking skills to balance, create and complement each other on stage without and verbal communication.

The Australian Acting Academy are also teaching our Drama Club students on Tuesday afternoons.  This term we are focusing on Acting for TV and Film.  If you would like to be involved in Drama Club, please come and join us in the Green Room, Tuesdays from 3:15pm to 4:30pm.

Athletics Carnival

On Tuesday 31 May, we held our Interhouse Athletics Carnival at UQ. It was a wonderful carnival with great participation from the girls! A huge …

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Athletics Carnival

On Tuesday 31 May, we held our Interhouse Athletics Carnival at UQ. It was a wonderful carnival with great participation from the girls!

A huge congratulations goes to Stuart House who were the Champion house. Stuart has not won the Interhouse Athletics Cup since its inception in 1984! Well done to Stuart and their House Captain Anna Varghese and Sport Vice Captain Mackenzi Wareham for all their work with the organisation of their House. Thank you to all House and Sport Captains for their massive efforts on the day! Finally thank you to the many students who assisted as helpers throughout the day, your efforts were greatly appreciated.

The placings for the day were;

1st – Stuart

2nd – Coen

3rd – Parker

4th – Woodlock

5th – Toohey

6th – Macrae

We had three records broken at this year’s carnival.

NameEventNew RecordOld Record
Brittany Yarde17yrs+ 1500m5.06.59T. Morrissey - 5.09.13 - 1993
India Williams17yrs+ 800m2.26.11T. Morrissey – 2.29.94 - 1993
Belle Townsend15-16 Shot Put10.77mG. Bowen – 9.54m - 2012

Congratulations to Brittany, India and Belle on their massive effort! Well done girls!

Thanks also to all staff for their assistance on the day to make this not only a wonderful sports carnival but also a great community day in our school calendar.

 

Jazz on the Hill – Saturday 18 June

Stuartholme is a proud sponsor of Jazz on the Hill, which is the annual fundraiser for Kindon ICPA and the Kindon State School. Our very …

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Jazz on the Hill – Saturday 18 June

Stuartholme is a proud sponsor of Jazz on the Hill, which is the annual fundraiser for Kindon ICPA and the Kindon State School. Our very own Jazz Band will be playing, along with other talented groups from the region. If you are looking for a weekend away, why not check out this wonderful event. All the details are in the flyer at the back of the Bulletin.

Year 12 Parent Formal dinner

Don’t forget to book your seat at the Year 12 Parent Formal dinner, which will be held at Rydges Southbank from 7pm to 11pm. Cost …

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Year 12 Parent Formal dinner

Don’t forget to book your seat at the Year 12 Parent Formal dinner, which will be held at Rydges Southbank from 7pm to 11pm. Cost is $55 per person and includes finger food and complimentary drink upon arrival. A cash bar is also available. Payment can be made through www.trybooking.com/202679 by no later than Sunday 19 June.

STEAM Residential – limited spaces

Stuartholme School together with Clearing Skies present the STEAM Residential Program, a three day residential for gifted girls, from any school in Queensland, who are …

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STEAM Residential – limited spaces

Stuartholme School together with Clearing Skies present the STEAM Residential Program, a three day residential for gifted girls, from any school in Queensland, who are currently in Years 7 & 8 from 26 to 29 June.The Residential aims to offer high ability students an intensive program of learning in the STEAM areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Maths. Gifted girls will have an opportunity to learn alongside students with similar abilities and interests. Girls will have fun, learning with others who think like them. They will be encouraged to talk about issues that are important to learning, thriving and becoming the best they can be. To find out more and register please click here.

The Cabaret Project – Save the date

The Cabaret Project will once again hit the stage in 2016! Save the date – Saturday 22 October. All the details are in the flyer …

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The Cabaret Project – Save the date

The Cabaret Project will once again hit the stage in 2016!

Save the date – Saturday 22 October.

All the details are in the flyer at the back of the Bulletin.