Issue 23 | 12 August 2016

Message from the Principal

Dear Parent, Caregivers and Friends, As I have communicated with you last week, John Fitzgerald, Stuartholme School Business and Operations Manager, passed away. I feel it is important to acknowledge the man that has made such a significant difference in his three years with us. John was a strong and …

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Key Dates

Please find below the key dates for Term 3.

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CaSSSA Athletics – Important information

On Monday 22 August, Year 7 will be supporting and cheering on our athletes at the CaSSSA Cup – the Catholic Secondary Girls’ Schools Athletic Competition. This will be held at Queensland State Athletics Centre, Nathan and all supporters are expected to be in full day school uniform. This is …

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News from the Nest

From the Deputy Principal Boarding, Andrée Rice Dear Parents/Guardians, The Census seems to have dominated our week. Luckily we chose to do paper copies and began the huge task of 152 girls completing forms on Monday night! Quite a few chuckles were had over the question of ‘inmates or residents’! …

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Mathematics Department News

Year 11 Mathematics B Trial External Examination Our Department is very pleased with the performance of our Year 11 Mathematics B students in the recent QCAA External trial examination. The girls were very calm on the day and generally prepared thoroughly for this assessment piece. Summary statistics shown below in …

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Science Snippets

National Science Week is nearly upon us. It runs from 13 to 21 August and Stuartholme will be celebrating with a number of activities during the week. The theme for 2016 is Drone, Droids and Robots. It was chosen specifically to highlight STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – by focusing …

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Year 11 Business Management – learning in context

On Wednesday 3 August our Year 11 Business Management class took a trip to Di Bella Coffee’s roasting warehouse. There, we were given a tour and a step-by-step run through of the production line that is required to turn coffee beans from Brazil, Jamaica etc into the delicious liquid in …

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Year 10 Camp

The Year 10 Camp was held at Emu Gully in Helidon during the second week of this Term. The camp activities were typically based around epic ANZAC events and were purpose built for developing teamwork and leadership qualities. These qualities will stand the students in good stead for their senior years …

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Year 9 Camp

I am very proud of the Year 9 girls who all faced the challenges of five days at the ‘Adventure Alternatives’ site, in leafy green Woodford.  They learned a lot about themselves and one another as they interacted with the surrounding environment. These are not experiences that can be created at school …

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Careers Update

Keep up to date on all the latest Career News. QTAC applications now open! (Yr12) Confused about ordering your preferences or need support to generate career options? Book an appointment to see Mrs Wallace through Mrs Hurley in Academic and Student Services.   Applying to QTAC – fixed closing dates …

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Bridge to Brisbane 5km walk – Join the Orange Sky Laundry Team

On Sunday 28 August, Orange Sky Laundry will be entering a team into the 5k walk for Bridge to Brisbane. The team will comprise of volunteers, supporters, school students and friends from the street. To raise awareness of OSL, the group will be pushing washing machines and clotheslines. Stuartholme is inviting …

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Rowing regatta results and videos

Congratulations to our rowers who had another great regatta over the weekend. The girls won seven 1st places and six 2nd places. 13 out of  17 crews finished in the top 2 – a great result. Well done to all the girls on managing some tricky conditions and competing so well …

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Water polo trials and camp

Sign on for the 2015/2016 Water polo season is now on the portal. Trials will be held at the school pool on the following dates/times: Sunday 21 August + Sunday 28 August (must attend both) Saturday 10 + Sunday 11 September (camp) 13 and Under (Born on or after 1/1/04) …

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Success for Ellen and April

Congratulations to Ellen Gett and April Laurikainen (both Year 7) on their success at the West Taylor Bridge Track and Field Carnival. Both girls have qualified for multiple events, and will now go on to compete at the Met West Athletics Carnival in September. We wish them the best of …

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Congratulations to the Year 11 Debating Team

Our Year 11 Debating Team progressed though to the final 8 in the Queensland Debating Union (QDU) finals on Wednesday 3 August. This was a very strong competition with over 150 debaters involved at the start of the season. The Team, made up of Marina Bishop, Sarah Long, Monique Evans and Niamh Chetham …

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Save the date! Rowing’s Glamour in the Grass

Mark Saturday evening, 29 October in your calendar! The Stuartholme Rowing Support Group is hosting a paddock event – Glamour in the Grass. An invitation with all the details will be out soon.  

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Equestrian News

  The Equestrian Team has galloped home with the Loretta Wigan Trophy! The Team celebrated another extraordinary year with a wonderful result at the recent State Titles. The Loretta Wigan Trophy for Queenslands’ Champion School was awarded to the riders at the end of the Eventing and Combined Training event …

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Father Daughter Putt Putt – book now!

To celebrate Fathers’ Day, we are inviting girls from all year levels to enjoy a game of Putt Putt golf with their dad (or special father figure). We have an ‘exclusive hire’ of Victoria Park’s Putt Putt course on Thursday 1 September from 6.30 till 8pm. Before you play, we …

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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 …

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Music News – Awards for Elizabeth and Saskia

Gold for Elizabeth at the Australian String Teachers Association Competition Congratulations to Elizabeth Cook, Year 8 for winning Gold at the Australian String Teachers Association Competition held last weekend at St Peter’s Lutheran College. Elizabeth performed “Tarantella” by William Henry Squier. Outstanding music exam results for Saskia Congratulations to Saskia MacMillan, …

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Sony Camp – medical volunteers needed

Stuartholme School and St Laurence’s College annual Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp is for primary school aged children (ages 5-11) who have a special-need. The Sony Camp takes place over three days, Saturday 17 to Monday 19 September at Stuartholme School Toowong, using the Day school and Boarding facilities with a …

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