Elizabeth Wilson School of Deportment and Grooming

Personal style workshops are running for girls in Years 7 to 12.

Workshops run on Monday afternoons from 3.20pm to 5.45pm at Stuartholme.

Dates: October 10, 24 and 31 and November 7 and 14.
Cost: $190. On conclusion a diploma will be presented to each student.

Notes emailed after each lesson. All products used in class are supplied.

Subjects covered:

  • Top to toe grooming: Girls are taught to improve their overall appearance and appreciate that the way they project themselves to others does matter.
  • Make up: An individual make-up will be done in class and each girl will be shown how to apply products correctly. New looks for 2017 also discussed and shown.
  • Skin care: A skin care procedure is done in class for each student, using La Roche Posay products.
  • Nail care: Manicure done in class for each student.
  • Hair care: Knowledge of hair care, products, equipment and styling techniques all taught.
  • Deportment: Correct method shown for sitting, standing and walking.  Each girl is individually assessed and advised how to stand tall and have good posture.
  • Etiquette/table manners: Guidelines to follow on all occasions for all walks of life.
  • Job interviewing: What to wear, manners, questions you will be asked etc.
  • Graduation: On the last evening, there will be a presentation of the students for their family and friends.

Students will need two outfits from their own wardrobe (casual and good wear). These do not have to be new outfits.

Bookings required by Friday 26 August. Click here for the booking form. For any enquiries, please call 07 5543 1149 or 0429 728 014.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Care Givers and Friends Welcome to our new format Newsletter. This newsletter is a work in progress and will evolve and improve from …

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Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Care Givers and Friends

Welcome to our new format Newsletter. This newsletter is a work in progress and will evolve and improve from fortnight to fortnight. The most significant purpose of reviewing our Bulletin/Newsletter is to improve our communication with parents. The staff and students have avenues to enjoy our successes and achievements through Staff Briefings, Daily Notices and Assemblies. However, much of what makes Stuartholme special is not always shared with parents. Communication is the key to community building, so we are endeavouring to share more of our good news.

At our Assembly on Friday, I encouraged our girls to reflect on the first half of their year and acknowledge their achievements and successes and also to identify what they would like to improve on for the remainder of the year. I’m not speaking only of academic learnings, I also hope they consider their relationships and their self-understanding. Half way through the year is a good time to reflect and give thanks and to steady ourselves to address what we want to achieve by the end of the year.

In the last week of Term 2, I travelled to St Charles, Missouri to attend a Leadership Seminar and the ‘Roots That Give Us Wings’ Conference. The United States and Canada have a network of 26 Sacred Heart Schools. These schools benefit from a rich culture of sharing resources and a supportive network. The keynote speakers and presenters challenged our educational philosophies and stimulated much discussion, especially among the Australian and New Zealand Principals. The ‘Roots That Give Us Wings’ Conference was of particular interest for me, as I learnt more about our three ‘foremothers’ and their legacies: Madeleine Sophie Barat, our spiritual founder, Philippine Duchesne, our courageous missionary and Janet Erskine Stuart our educational leader. This professional and spiritual journey has stimulated much thought, particularly about the formation of staff and students in the Sacred Heart ethos.

After our three week winter break, I believe staff and students are refreshed and invigorated, ready for our new semester and the challenges that come with new learning. Once again, I welcome you to our new format Newsletter and look forward to Semester 2, 2016.

God bless and take care,

Kristen Sharpe

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News from the Nest

From the Deputy Principal Boarding, Andrée Rice Dear Parents/Guardians, This is essentially a repeat of Friday’s News from the Nest since we are moving to …

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News from the Nest

From the Deputy Principal Boarding, Andrée Rice

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This is essentially a repeat of Friday’s News from the Nest since we are moving to this new format of school newsletter from this week.

When you see my name and title, you will open this to read what will now be a fortnightly News from the Nest.

As I write this, our 10s have just left for camp. I will be at the Year 12 Retreat next week from Monday to Wednesday and Miss Ellen will be the point of contact here in my absence. Please contact her on emclean@stuartholme.com or ring Gayle Rush’s number (3510 6407) during working hours and Gayle will be able to assist you or pass on your message to myself and Ellen.

Week One has flown and the girls are happy and settled. There was a terrific sense of excitement when everyone returned and we are now back into the swing of study and sport and general school life! This is a busy term with camps, retreats and an increase in sports.

Photo and story of the week has to go to Annabelle Paterson and her family who went to extraordinary lengths to get back to school. This involved using a quad bike to get Annabelle and her garbage-bag wrapped luggage to a road that could then get her into Longreach. I hope you saw this terrific photo on the Stuartholme School Boarding facebook site. Please contact kgilmore@stuartholme.com if you would like to join this closed group.

We are excited to welcome five new students: Anny Deng, Vivian Hu, Crystal Gao, Loretta Chen and Lucy Bond as well as Emily Woodward, exchange student of Lucy Lloyd-Morgan. Our new staff are: Miss Claire, Miss Hudson and Miss Hannah.

Congratulations must go to the rowers for their participation in the camps that went on for most of the holidays. All girls put in a massive commitment and did so with such a positive outlook that they put the rest of us late morning sleepers to shame!   Special congratulations to Sophia Tully who was selected to be in the Met West rowing team!

Lots of our girls were on the Antiquities trip to Greece and Italy and they had a wonderful time and were very well behaved and a credit to their families and the boarding community.

Big news this week is that we are launching REACH next week, our online leave system. Please read the attachments to this letter which tell you how to download the application and how to use it. Miss Ellen has been most capably testing it and preparing for it. Next week, can you please put your weekend leave in using REACH. You will need to follow the instructions on the attachments in order to do this. Please let Ellen know on emclean@stuartholme.com if you have any problems.

Christmas-in-July-2On Tuesday night we had a Christmas in July themed dinner which was great fun with the girls dressed in a Christmassy theme. Other recreation for the weekend included BGS senior social Saturday night and a games afternoon with Nudgee here on Sunday afternoon.

It is wonderful to hear that a lot of you have received lots of rain. I know that some of you still have not so we will keep praying it comes your way! I hope to see many of you during the term but please know that I always welcome communication with you. It is of the utmost importance that I know anything you are concerned about or just any feedback you would like to give us.

New parents, please do not hesitate to ring me or email on arice@stuartholme.com

Melissa Robinson is the Assistant Head of Boarding in charge of Years 7 and 8 (mrobinson@stuartholme.com).

Catherine Sagin is the Assistant Head of Boarding in charge of Years 9 and 10 and international students (csagin@stuartholme.com).

Ellen McLean is the Assistant Head of Boarding in charge of Years 11 and 12 (emclean@stuartholme.com).

Here’s to a happy and successful term working in partnership with you.

Warm regards,

Andrée

Key dates for Term 3

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Key dates for Term 3

DateEvent
Mon 1-Fri 5 AugustYear 9 Camp
Tues 9 AugustYears 7-8 immunisations
Wed 10 AugustExhibition Public Holiday
Thurs 11 AugustWinter Music Concert, Auditorium 6pm
Thurs 11 - Sun 14 AugustQld Catholic Colleges and Schools Music Festival
Sun 14 AugustYear 12 Mother Daughter High Tea
Mon 15 AugustP&F Meeting, Boardroom 7pm
Mon 15 - Fri 20 AugustYear 12 Student Performance Interviews
Mon 22 AugustCaSSSA Cup Athletics – Year 7 students attending
Mon 22 - Tues 23 AugustBGGS String Music Festival
Mon 22 - Fri 26 AugustYear 11 Student Performance Interviews
Thurs 25 – Fri 26 AugustSenior Production
Fri 26 AugustYear 7 Grandparents Day
Tues 30 – Wed 31 AugustQCS Test
Fri 2 SeptemberYears 10 – 12 Father Daughter Lawn Bowls 4pm
Thurs 15 September Year 12 QTAC Preferences to Student Services

An Epic Program

As Sacred Heart Educators we are called to educate students to “a social awareness that impels to action.” To do this, we need to develop …

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An Epic Program

As Sacred Heart Educators we are called to educate students to “a social awareness that impels to action.” To do this, we need to develop our student’s curiosity about the world around them and help them develop the skills and attitudes to engage creatively in taking actions that make the world a better place.

One way we’re doing this at Stuartholme is through a new program called EPiCS (Exciting Projects for Intellectually Curious Students). This program is conducted over 9 days – three days at the end of each of Terms 1, 2 and 3 in Years 7, 8 and 9 (although in this, our inaugural year, we’ve only involved Year 7 and 8 students).

Through a carefully planned three-year program we’ll encourage the girls to:

  • be innovative risk-takers able to iterate from ‘failures’ to achieve success,
  • identify challenges and solve problems creatively,
  • be open to new ideas and able build off the ideas of others,
  • be resourceful and able to choose the best tools for a job.

In Year 7 the emphasis is ‘Hands On’; we’ve focussed on EPiCS where girls use their hands to make things – scarves from old T-shirts, wood sandwiches using a range of electric and hand woodworking tools, hand powered automata, planters from old soft drink bottles, wonderful cardboard masks and small items using coin batteries and LEDs and simple electrical circuits. We’re hoping to expose the girls to new experiences and develop skills that they can utilise in future EPiCS.

In Year 8 we developed the girls’ media skills under the banner ‘Shout Out’. The girls picked up skills in using a range of digital media, made short promotional films, built simple WordPress based web sites, picked up new skills in Photoshop and learned about writing press releases and how to shape their writing for print and digital publications.

Next year we will include Year 9 in the EPiCS program and girls will work over the nine days to develop and pitch an idea for a ‘social good’ project drawing on the skills developed in earlier EPiCS.

Hopefully the next Orange Sky Laundry will be incubated at Stuartholme.

Michael Elliott
Leader of Learning – Innovation

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Year 11 Leadership Days

At the end of Term 2, Year 11 began the process of choosing the Leaders for 2017. External providers, Peer Power, were used to enable …

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Year 11 Leadership Days

At the end of Term 2, Year 11 began the process of choosing the Leaders for 2017. External providers, Peer Power, were used to enable the girls to explore their attitude and perspective on leadership. The girls were asked to reflect on the importance of ‘leading a legacy’ on the foundation of Social Capital theory – that people and relationships are valuable. The girls responded positively to the sessions and were proactive in their approach and attitude to the activities.

One of the Leadership Days was an excursion to the University of Queensland, where the girls were involved in sessions organised specifically for them. They were given the opportunity to experience two of the activities of their choice.  The activities the university offered were in the areas of advertising, psychology, chemical engineering, archaeology and a tour of Duchesne College. They were also able to experience the beautiful surrounds whilst enjoying their lunch.

The girls represented themselves and the school very well and were commended by both the University staff and the Peer Power presenters as some of the best students they had dealt with to date. Well done ladies!

I will leave you with some of the girls’ reflections from the Leadership Days.

“I was questioning all of the things we were being told on the first day. Although when it all came together on the last day I realised the importance of what we had been taught. I’m going to try and be as involved as I can and also enjoy every moment.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed both days of the seminar, and I believe that it has helped me understand myself better. Most of the information about being a leader I didn’t know and I found the most helpful part was talking about being an interactive leader.”

“The ending and personality test really opened my mind, kept me engaged and actually changed how I view myself and how I come across to others. It has made me more aware of my interpersonal skills and leadership capabilities.”

Margaret Devlin
Leader of Student Wellbeing

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Bus registrations

Bus registrations for Term 3 are now closed. If you have any questions about bus registration, please email the Assistant to the Deputy Principal, Student …

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Bus registrations

Bus registrations for Term 3 are now closed. If you have any questions about bus registration, please email the Assistant to the Deputy Principal, Student Wellbeing.

Science Competition Results

Congratulations to the students who participated in the Big Science Competition online last term. They completed the one-hour competition after school and all four girls …

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Science Competition Results

Congratulations to the students who participated in the Big Science Competition online last term. They completed the one-hour competition after school and all four girls received a distinction in their age division. They are Tessa Buzzo, Sophie Bolton and Sithara-Anne French in the intermediate division and Mathilda Saunders in the senior division.

48 000 students sat the competition this year, with 19 000 competing online. I am hoping that we get more girls entering this competition next year which can be sat on any date between 17 and 24 May 2017. Two students also entered the ICAS Science Competition last term and received excellent results. Sophia Buller in Year 7 was awarded a Credit and Skye Baldock in Year 8 achieved a Distinction. Well done to these girls!

Wendy Macdonald
Leader of Learning Science

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Equestrian Results

The Stuartholme riders enjoyed enormous success with the team announced as the 2016 Queensland State Championships recently. The results came from individual dressage, show jumping, …

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Equestrian Results

The Stuartholme riders enjoyed enormous success with the team announced as the 2016 Queensland State Championships recently. The results came from individual dressage, show jumping, showman, combined training and eventing. Congratulations to all the riders. We look forward to hearing who made the Qld squad to go to the interschool nationals in September. A full report will be in the next Newsletter.

Careers Update

Please see the following snippets for information on Open Days, scholarships, applications and latest news from local Universities. Open Days Queensland University of Technology (QUT) …

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Careers Update

Please see the following snippets for information on Open Days, scholarships, applications and latest news from local Universities.

Open Days

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) – Sunday 31 July.

The University of Queensland (UQ) (St Lucia campus) – Sunday 7 August.

 

James Cook University (JCU) applications now available

To apply for the Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery, Dental Surgery, Veterinary Science, or Physiotherapy in 2017 you are required to submit a completed application form directly to JCU by 30 September. You also need to apply for these courses through QTAC. Click here for more information.

 

Bond University Scholarships closing 31 July 2016

Visit the scholarship website to learn more about the half fee and full fee scholarships and the online application process.

 

Full fee first year scholarships available at Endeavour College of Natural Health

Endeavour College will cover the cost of tuition fees (for specified degrees) for the first year of study in 2017 for up to five successful school leaver applicants. For more information on bachelor degrees included in the scholarship program and the application process click here.

 

New UQ Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics

The University of Queensland has just announced the new Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics. For more information, click here.

 

QUT Information article: Assumed Knowledge: What does it mean?

QUT has assumed (as opposed to pre-requisite) knowledge for most courses (Education courses for example do have pre-requisites). While you can be admitted into a course without having studied the assumed subjects, the QUT curriculum assumes that you do have this knowledge. Read more here.

 

QTAC applications open next week – 2 August

QTAC applications open on 2 August. If you are a Year 12 student, you can create an online QTAC account now and use a non-Stuartholme email address. Like QTAC on Facebook to keep abreast of key dates.

 

Study university while in Year 12

Year 11 students can apply to study a university subject while in Year 12. Applications open for the Start QUT and UQ Enhanced Studies Program on 1 August. Applicants must meet eligibility criteria, e.g. achieving a B average and being capable of studying a university subject on top of your Year 12 workload. Please make an appointment to see Mrs Wallace (through Mrs Hurley) if you are interested in applying.

 

Information article: How to add an international spin to your degree

This Good Universities Guide article looks at how you can assist your employability by integrating an international experience into your degree. There are many ways!

Water polo

In the Winter edition of Cor Unum we congratulated Sophie Fern on being selected in the U14 Queensland State Water Polo Team. We would like …

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Water polo

In the Winter edition of Cor Unum we congratulated Sophie Fern on being selected in the U14 Queensland State Water Polo Team. We would like to congratulate two other students who also made the team, Emma Cheel and Phoebe Leech.

Over the holidays these girls competed in a number of competitions with outstanding results.

April Edwards – Qld 16 & Under team competed in the Pan Pacific Youth Water Polo Festival in New Zealand. Her team came 5th from over 20 teams.

Phoebe Leech – Qld 14 & Under Maroon team competed in the East Coast Challenge in Melbourne and came 2nd. Her team lost to NSW by one goal in the grand final.

Sophie Fern and Emma Cheel – Qld 14 & Under White team competed in the East Coast Challenge in Melbourne and came 5th.

Well done girls!

Water polo trials

Water Polo trials for the upcoming 2016-17 season will be held over two weekends, Sunday 21 August and Sunday 28 August. Both trial dates are …

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Water polo trials

Water Polo trials for the upcoming 2016-17 season will be held over two weekends, Sunday 21 August and Sunday 28 August. Both trial dates are compulsory for every student. The trials will be split into age groups with times as follows:

Under 16 & Under 18 – 8:00am – 10:30am

Under 13 – 10:00am -12:30pm

Under 14 & Under 15 – 12:30pm -3:00pm

Camp – 10th & 11th September

If you are intending to trial for more than one age group you will need to attend each trial time slot as well as indicating which age groups you will be trialling for upon sign on.

On Thursday 18 August a compulsory lunch time meeting will be held for all students who will be trialling. This meeting will outline selection criteria and team commitment for the upcoming season. Further details will follow in the lead up to trials. Teams will be announced by Wednesday 7 September.

The sign on via the portal will be available in week 4 of school.

Rowing news

Congratulations to the following girls who have been selected to represent U16 (Year 10) Met-West at the Queensland State Championships at Rockhampton in September. This …

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Rowing news

Congratulations to the following girls who have been selected to represent U16 (Year 10) Met-West at the Queensland State Championships at Rockhampton in September.

This crew was selected at the South Queensland Schools Championship regatta where Stuartholme collected four gold, two silver and one bronze medal.

There were only four seats available and Stuartholme has filled all four.

  • Genevieve James (Year 10)
  • Sophia Tully (Year 9)
  • Emma Tucker (Year 9)
  • Sophie Marriott (Year 10)

Congratulations girls!

Cross Country State Championships

Congratulations to Dominica Fitzsimon and Brittany Yarde who recently competed in the State Cross Country Championships in Maryborough. Our girls battled in tough, wet conditions …

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Cross Country State Championships

Congratulations to Dominica Fitzsimon and Brittany Yarde who recently competed in the State Cross Country Championships in Maryborough. Our girls battled in tough, wet conditions to achieve fantastic results. Dominica finished 29th and Brittany 4th. Brittany will now go on to the National Titles representing Queensland.

Dominica and Brittany were also two of four girls in the 4 x 1500m relay, and came third.

Grandparents Day

Grandparents of our Year 7 students are warmly invited to Grandparents Day on Friday 26 August starting at 9.15am. Grandparents Day will begin with a …

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Grandparents Day

Grandparents of our Year 7 students are warmly invited to Grandparents Day on Friday 26 August starting at 9.15am.

Grandparents Day will begin with a tour of the School, followed by morning tea in the Joigny Café and conclude with a Liturgy in the School Chapel, all with the company of the Granddaughters. The event should finish by approximately 11.30am.

Parking will be available on the School Oval. Please ensure Grandparents communicate arrival details with their Granddaughters so they can greet and escort them into the School.

Disabled parking is located up the main driveway near the roundabout. Disabled parking is limited and only available for those who have pre-arranged this with the School. Please include your request for disabled parking in the RSVP form.

RSVP here by Friday 19 August.

Senior Production – Violent Delights

Book your ticket now for the 2016 Senior Production of Violent Delights. Senior Drama students will be performing from 7pm over two evenings: Thursday 25 …

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Senior Production – Violent Delights

Book your ticket now for the 2016 Senior Production of Violent Delights.

Senior Drama students will be performing from 7pm over two evenings:

  • Thursday 25 August
  • Friday 26 August

The performance will be held in the Stuartholme Auditorium.

Tickets:

  • $20 Adult
  • $15 Student/child
  • $55 Family (2 adults, 2 student/child)

Book now online! Only 400 tickets available per performance.

St Ignatius Toowong Parish’s ‘Women’s Night of Spirituality’ – Tuesday 23 August

Please read this notice regarding the next Night of Spirituality, featuring Stuartholme’s Andrée Rice.

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St Ignatius Toowong Parish’s ‘Women’s Night of Spirituality’ – Tuesday 23 August

Please read this notice regarding the next Night of Spirituality, featuring Stuartholme’s Andrée Rice.

Year 12 Formal

After the stress of Semester 1 assignments and exams, the girls were able to enjoy coming together as a whole group to share a special …

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Year 12 Formal

After the stress of Semester 1 assignments and exams, the girls were able to enjoy coming together as a whole group to share a special social occasion that we hope was both enjoyable and memorable. The ballroom glittered but was outshone by the elegance and exuberance of the girls and their partners. As a staff, we were so proud of the way they all deported themselves on the evening; being a credit to themselves, their family and their school.  Our Sacred Heart goals of ‘building community as a Christian value’ and ‘personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom’ underpinned the event and our Year 12s this year showed the strength of their journey towards these two goals.

Thank-you to our Student Events Committee, Isabella Frecklington, Matilda Cooper, Tallulah Lynes, Sophie Nash, Edwina Peisker and Captain Eloise Vasta for their organisation of the Formal. A very special ‘thank-you’ to the Year 11 parents who hosted the Pre-Formal at school, continuing a long tradition that is once again emphasising the importance of ‘community’ as we come together to support each other.

Marilyn Byron
Leader of Student Wellbeing Year 12.

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Music Camp

It was another successful music camp at Alexandra Headlands last weekend. Thank you to the staff and students! Click on image to view gallery.

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Music Camp

It was another successful music camp at Alexandra Headlands last weekend. Thank you to the staff and students!

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Antiquities

Over the June/July holidays a group of staff and students explored Greece and Italy on the school’s Antiquities tour. A full story will be in …

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Antiquities

Over the June/July holidays a group of staff and students explored Greece and Italy on the school’s Antiquities tour. A full story will be in the next edition of Cor Unum, but for now, please enjoy some holiday snaps.

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Year 12 Mother Daughter High Tea

Year 12 Mothers and Daughters are invited to a special High Tea to be held on Sunday August 14th at the Pig n Whistle at …

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Year 12 Mother Daughter High Tea

Year 12 Mothers and Daughters are invited to a special High Tea to be held on Sunday August 14th at the Pig n Whistle at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre at 1pm. The cost of the High Tea is $32.50 per person. Please see the attached menu, gluten free and vegan options are available. Please email the Year 12 Parent Representative, Suzanne Richardson with any questions.

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