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 steady steward of our community; he was stoic and treasured, making a difference in in his quiet and modest manner.

John championed and saw to fruition many improvements at the School:

  • The refurbishment of the 5 Science laboratories
  • The creation of the Year 7 Boarders’ dormitory
  • Relocation and fitting out of the new School Shop
  • The complete overhaul of 7 classrooms on Level 1 and 6 classrooms on Level 2 in the Renard Building
  • The refurbishment of 5 classrooms in the Spruson Building
  • The completion of the long awaited new road system linking the School with Sir Samuel Griffith Drive and the oval, including the completion of the new oval car park
  • The complete overhaul of the administration areas and new staff work room and lunch room
  • The replacement of the Spruson Building roof
  • The ongoing improvements of the Stuartholme gardens.

John not only leaves us with an improved school, his legacy shall be a guide for future improvements to Stuartholme’s built and natural environs in our years ahead.

We remember John and his family in our prayers and we unreservedly express our gratitude for his presence with us. We, Stuartholme Community, are in a better place because of John Fitzgerald.

God bless and take care,

Kristen Sharpe

Principal

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Key Dates

Please find below the key dates for Term 3.

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Key Dates

Please find below the key dates for Term 3.

DateEvent
Sun 14 AugustYear 12 Mother Daughter High Tea
Mon 15 - Fri 20 AugustYear 12 Student Performance Interviews
Mon 15 AugustP&F Meeting, Boardroom 7pm
Thurs 11 - Sun 14 AugustQld Catholic Colleges and Schools Music Festival
Mon 22 - Fri 26 AugustYear 11 Student Performance Interviews
Mon 22 AugustCaSSSA Cup Athletics – Year 7 students attending
Thurs 25 - Fri 26 AugustSenior Production
Fri 26 AugustYear 7 Grandparents Day
Tues 30 – Wed 31 AugustQCS Test
Thurs 1 SeptemberFather Daughter Putt Putt 6pm
Thurs 15 SeptemberYear 12 QTAC Preferences to Student Services
Friday 16 SeptemberBoarders travel day
Sat 17 – Mon 19 September
Sony Camp
Monday 3 OctoberAll Boarders return
Queens Birthday public holiday

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 …

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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 a wonderful opportunity for the newest members of our school community to show their school spirit and cheer our athletes on. As the sun moves across the stands during the day, all girls are expected to wear their school dress hat. Girls are encouraged to bring their lunch and a water bottle as only limited facilities are available. All students should bring a small bag only (eg book bag) and their student ID card. This needs to be handed to a supervising teacher if visiting the bathrooms or canteen. Buses will be leaving promptly at 8.35am – please ensure girls are at school by 8.20am to attend Teacher Mentor Group. All students will be back in time for afternoon pick up.

Andrea Reddan, Deputy Principal Student Wellbeing

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 …

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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’! The girls were very interested in the whole process and were conscientious in their approach. Interestingly, it was difficult to write property names and properties without street names; the questions seemed to be more focused for place of residence on urban dwellers. Thanks to Mrs Gayle Rush for being the official Census Officer at Stuartholme and to the team of supervisors who helped the girls on the night.

Melissa Robinson and Catherine Sagin are at the ICPA Federal Conference in Perth and they have met up with Stuartholme mums Julie Connelly, Donna Donaldson and Nikki Macqueen, Federal Publicity Officer for ICPA. We will hear more about the conference and issues facing our rural and regional families next week upon their return. We are very proud to have such involved parents advocating on behalf of rural families for equal educational opportunities and access for children. What incredibly important work! I invite you to watch a wonderful video from ICPA which was produced to raise awareness of the families who teach their children through distance education due to geographical isolation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFqc0StaORE&feature=youtu.be

The Year 9 boarders received much praise from Ms Jennie Warrick for the way they threw themselves into their five day camp last week. Our girls felt they coped very well with the challenges of the camp which they described as more mental than physical. The Year 12s were wonderful on the retreat run expertly by the skilled and enthusiastic Director of Mission, Ms Sarah Daff. Thank you Year 12 parents for your contributions to the success of retreat. It is such a special experience and one the girls will not forget I am sure.

REACH is rolling out well and three quarters of you have submitted your leave via REACH in the last fortnight.  Thank you so much for embracing this change. Please email emclean@stuartholme.com  if you cannot get onto REACH and need the information again.

A number of girls are off to the Nudgee Semi-Formal tonight and I know that they will have a lovely night and represent Stuartholme beautifully. Proud parents will see a lot of photos I am sure. It is always exciting when girls get dressed here for these occasions as the younger girls get so excited and love saying goodbye when they are on their way out, looking quite unrecognizable!!

20 girls went to the Ekka yesterday with Miss Amy and Miss Jen. The Kemps (Ally Kemp Year 12) run the animal nursery which I was excited to learn this week since it is my favourite thing about the Show! This weekend’s recreation activities include a Broncos vs Eels NRL Game at Suncorp on Friday night, Mentor-run activities for Years 7-9 on Saturday night and Olympics Viewing and Olympic themed games on Sunday morning with Nudgee here at Stuartholme.

The Olympics seems to be buoying everyone up as does the beautiful sunny weather in Brisbane. Spirits are high and although girls’ academic workload at the moment is fairly high, the girls are generally feeling good. A few colds are about but our wonderful Health Centre is fighting the good fight and ensuring the girls are well looked after.

Take care and stay warm. I hope some of you got to have a dagwood dog or strawberry ice cream and see the pink chickens at the Ekka, a fabulous Brisbane institution!

Warmest regards,

Andree

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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 …

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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 KAP [Knowledge and Procedures] showed that we performed very favourably against the state, as expected.

 

  Stuartholme State
Cumulative percentage of  students receiving an  A, B or C in Knowledge and Procedures 89.7% 65.7%

Distribution of Grades

Thanks to the Year 11B teachers [Ms Hopkins, Ms Murtagh and Mrs Devlin] for their teaching and support of the girls in the preparation for this test.

The data analysis and general administration of this exam has been invaluable for Stuartholme as we prepare for External Examinations becoming part of a student’s assessment folio in 2018.

About the ICAS Test

Students in our Year 8 Enrichment class will be sitting the ICAS [International Competitions and Assessments for Schools] Mathematics paper on Tuesday 16 August in their normal mathematics lesson. The test consists of 35 Multiple-Choice questions and 5 Free-Response questions and students are given one hour to complete the items. Thanks to Ms Murtagh for guiding the Year 8 girls through trial questions as we prepare for this activity.

Selected Year 7 Mathematics students will also be invited to sit this highly respected educational assessment run by The University of New South Wales.

For any questions related to this test or any other issue related to Mathematics teaching and learning, please email me at pspence@stuartholme.com

Philip Spence, Leader of Learning – Mathematics

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. …

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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 on autonomous systems technology.

“We have long been fascinated by the robots and androids depicted in science fiction books and films – BB-8 being the latest – and with the idea that one day we will have robots to do the housework and other mundane chores. Drones have long been used in the military, but to most of us drones are the ‘quad-copters’ of various sizes that are becoming increasingly accessible as ‘tech toys’. They are certainly fun to play with! However, drones, droids and robots come in many shapes and sizes with infinite uses and their significance in solving our current and future challenges cannot be overstated” (National Science Week 2016 Teacher Resource Book Drones, Droids and Robots).

Stuartholme School is participating in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM largest practical science lesson attempt today (Friday 12 August). The current record (that we plan to smash!) is held by Durban, South Africa (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t3N4fbEfgs) and hopefully it will be Queensland taking this record. Next week we will be running other events and everyone is welcome to come along.

Monday 15 Remote Control Car Obstacle Race

(please bring in your remote control cars)

Science Grass Strip (the lawn)
Tuesday 16

 

Experiments – building robots S308
Friday 19

 

Robot Movie Session – “Wall-E” J31

 

 

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 …

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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 your cup.

As we are focusing on marketing this Term, we learnt about how Di Bella Coffee attempts to target multiple groups in the market by introducing products that appeal to different people. Their newest products include coffee pods (for the ‘at home brewers) and liquid coffee concentrate for campers and conferences.

After participating in a coffee making tutorial, ordering a coffee, and learning some very useful information for our assignment, the day was topped off by the opportunity to meet Mr Di Bella himself.

By Tara Griffin, Year 11

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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 …

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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 at Stuartholme School.

The girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience and feel that their goals of challenging themselves, team building and extending their friendships were achieved.

Birgit Holley, Year 10 Leader of Student Wellbeing.

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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 …

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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 and present unique opportunities to face and question their personal boundaries.  It was well worth the effort.

I would like to share with you a prayer 9.3 wrote after camp as a reflection:

Dear Lord,

Thank you for the opportunity to develop our friendships within our year further and discover how much is often done for us.  Thank you for the facility we stayed at and the hard-working staff who kept us safe and busy.  Thank you for this chance to understand how fortunate we are to be in warm homes, with running water and comfortable beds, surrounded by families who love us.  Thank you for allowing us to become aware of our food and water wastage, kindness to animals and the sustaining of our environment for the future.  We learned all of these new skills by your grace. Thank you Lord for being there beside us as we continue our journey, Amen.

Jennie Warrick, Year 9 Leader of Student Wellbeing.

 

 

 

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 …

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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 (Yr12)

Some courses have early closing dates. A list of most of these courses and their required closing dates can be found on pages 20 and 21 of the QTAC Guide.  They are also listed for relevant courses in the ‘Courses with applications through QTAC’ section of the Guide.  Examples of courses with an early fixed closing date is the audition and folio application for Queensland Conservatorium courses and some QUT Creative Industry courses.

Aviation Careers Expo (all students)

Click here to register for this FREE event which is being held at the Brisbane International Airport on 20 August.

 

Australian Catholic University (ACU) Early Achiever’s Program (Year 12)

The ACU Early Achiever’s Program recognises community contribution and leadership potential. Successful Year 12 applicants receive an offer (place in a degree) well ahead of the usual tertiary admissions announcements. Applications open Monday 8 August.

 

University of Queensland (UQ) Scholars program applications closing today (Year 11)

Apply by 4:00 pm on 12 August to be considered for this five-day (four night) Residential Camp at the St Lucia Campus (Sunday 27 November – Thursday 1 December, 2016). Click here for more information.

 

Website for women: The Footnotes (all students)

“For intelligent women. A fresh perspective on the issues that matter”. This is the catch cry of this website that aims to bring together trusted recommendations, inspiring stories and relatable content to inform and shape the real life decisions of today’s woman. Dealing with a frustration to find tangible career case studies that went beyond a generic ‘follow your dreams’ mantra, The Footnotes was born. Create your own profile here.

 

Information article: Tomorrow’s Digitally Enabled Workforce (all students)

CSIRO and the Department of Employment have released a report on the futures for jobs in Australia. The study has identified trends for jobs and employment markets over the coming twenty years. An interesting read! Click here.

Open Days for Brisbane THINK Education colleges

THINK Education is a network of colleges of higher education offering courses in design, business, hospitality management, natural therapy and beauty therapy.  All of its Brisbane colleges will hold an open day on 13 August 2016 from 10 am – 2 pm.

 

What do I need to know when I start a job?

Do you have a casual job or are you thinking about getting one? The Fair Work Ombudsman website has a number of resources that can help.  These include: Guide to starting a new job; Starting a new job online course; and, a Guide for young workers.

Career profile. Being a police officer?

Visit the Queensland Police Recruiting website to begin your exploration.  Click on ‘Recruit Entry’ to find out about the entry requirements and how to prepare yourself for a police career.

 

Elite athlete entry bonus schemes for students applying to university

Elite athlete programs recognise sporting excellence.  Successful applicants have usually competed at state, national or international level in their chosen sport. See the Career Information Bulletin for more information.

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, …

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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 staff and students to join and we’d love to see as many parents sign up too.

Below is the course for the 5km walk. It will begin at roughly 9am at the Story Bridge and finish at Southbank, and will cost approximately $37.

Bridge to Brisbane 5km walk map

To sign up, you will need to individually register on the following website. Please follow these steps to register:

  1. Access http://bridgetobrisbaneday.com.au/
  2. Click the ‘Enter Now’ button and press the ‘Join a Team’
  3. Enter your details and submit. You will then select the ‘5km Race’
  4. Search for Orange Sky Laundry for the Team’s name and register in the ‘pink walker’ category.
  5. Enter in your details and then proceed to the next page.
  6. Choose a size for your shirt and under Charity click Orange Sky Laundry inc.
  7. Enter your payment details and then press submit.

Once you are signed up for the event, you will be contacted via email with relevant info on meeting times etc.

Orange Sky Laundry is also encouraging people to set up an Everyday Hero page that allows you to raise money for OSL. If you go to the Fundraising page (once you have registered) you will be able to set up a page and ask your family and friends to sponsor you with the money going to OSL.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on the day.

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 …

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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 in every race. There are some really close races and the Stuartholme girls are passionately racing all the way to the line each weekend.

Below are all the results.

Only three regattas to go, with Head of the River on 27 August! We hope to see you there girls!!

A huge thank you to those girls who have already been so proactive and signed onto the Head of the River bus. Your support of your friends is absolutely wonderful.

Matt Marden, Director of Rowing

Results from 1 August 2016

Year 8 5th Quad – 7th place

[Mimi Hoffman Yr 9, Paris Geoghiou, Sophie Taylor, Kate Godden, Mia Vojacek]

Year 8 4th Quad – 2nd place (Video: http://bit.ly/2avQ4wm)

[Becca Brown, Halle Venamore, Gabby Bailey, Millie McDonnell, Mai-Lyn Foong]

Year 8 3rd Quad – 2nd place (Video: http://bit.ly/2aBqkdw)

[India Timms, Ursula Horgan, Erin Tucker, Cameron Woodley, Isabella Crema]

Year 8 2nd Quad – 2nd place (Video: http://bit.ly/2aXh0Bz)

[Aerin French, Claire Cameron, Estella Berghan, Grace Graham, Emily Sullivan]

Year 8 1st Quad – 1st place (Video: http://bit.ly/2aXgIuF)

[Charlie Stock, Lucy Baker, Ruthie Heagney, Erin Lafferty, Claire Loughman]

Year 9 5th Quad – 1st place (Video: http://bit.ly/2aHLzQM)

[Leilani Rennick, Imogene Edwards, Emily Cronin, Kiera Wilkinson, Mimi Hoffman]

Year 9 4th Quad – 1st place (Video: http://bit.ly/2avPleL)

[Ella Chapple, Milly Starky, Emma Cheel, Kate O’Donoghue, Eva Wallis]

Year 9 3rd Quad – 2nd place (Video: http://bit.ly/2aI1zhE)

[Rose Besley, Holly O’Shanassy, Harriet O’Neill, Mim Walton, Ella Howie-Roy]

Year 9 2nd Quad – 1st place (Video: http://bit.ly/2aQFg89)

[Zara Munro, Jess Hardman, Ella Taylor, Eleanor Orchard-Gibb, Charlotte Walker]

Year 9 1st Quad – 1st place (Video: http://bit.ly/2aGLEOA)

[Kyla O’Shanassy, Sophia Tully, Zara Wareham, Emma Tucker, Issy Mailli]

Year 10 3rd Quad – 1st place (Video: http://bit.ly/2b2pEBT)

[Harriet Williams, Ema Stebbins, Roanna Trott, Loren Duggan, Ella Williams, Ava Lambert]

Year 10 2nd Quad – 1st place (Video: http://bit.ly/2aNCJOI)

[Isabelle Townsend, Lily Chapman, Liliain Houston, Isabel Johnson, Sophia Woodard]

Year 10 1st Quad – 2nd place (Video: http://bit.ly/2aHLEUf)

[Harriet Donaldson, Sophie Marriott, Elke Marriott, Genevieve James, Grace Gaston]

 

Senior Four – 2nd place

[Maggie Bell, Emma Cameron, Ashling O’Sullivan-Koehler, Riannah Burns, Annabelle Blair]

Senior 3rd 8 – 6th place

[Ellen Kniepp, Maddie Holder, Issie Holder, India Williams, Holly Richardson, Ruby Iles, Hannah Dyer, Lily Daly, Emma Ross]

Senior 2nd 8 – 6th place

[Luci Erratt, Jess Schwarz, Georgia Frank, Charlotte Rumble, Georgia Cohen, Issy Evans, Rosie Brodie, Kate Henderson, Jess Illidge, Ella O’Driscoll]

Open 1st 8 – 6th place (Video: http://bit.ly/2aBrPZm)

[Hilary Campbell, Georgia Patchett, Amelia McMillan, Emma Field, Jessie Macqueen, Mackenzi Wareham, Edina Trott, Lucy Theodore, Charlotte Sambell]

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: …

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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) 8:00am – 10:30am

14 and Under (Born on or after 1/1/03) 10:00am – 12:30pm

15 and Under (Born on or after 1/1/02) 10:00am – 12:30pm

16 and Under (Born on or after 1/1/01) 1:00pm – 3:00pm

18 and Under (Born on or after 1/1/99) 1:00pm – 3:00pm

No student will be permitted to trial unless the school has receipt of their permission form and payment through the online portal.

Girls who are interested in trialling for multiple age groups must attend the trial for each age group they wish to be considered.

Water polo Camp

This year we will be running a (two day) water polo camp at the Stuartholme pool on 10 and 11 September (proposed times 9am – 2pm each day). The camp will focus on fitness, skills and team work leading into the season. The final day of camp will be a carnival against Mt St Michaels School.

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 …

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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 luck!

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 …

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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 Browne debated superbly and won by 6 points against a very strong Brisbane State High School team. Well done girls and good luck for the next round this Friday at Brisbane Grammar School, 7pm.

Well done too, to our Year 7 teams who debated last week. While neither team recorded a win, the adjudicators were very impressed with their debates as were their coaches. Good luck for the next round in September girls.

Photo: Sarah Long, Marina Bishop and Niamh Chetham Browne (absent; Monique Evans).

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 …

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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.

 

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 …

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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 at Burpengary. Earlier in July, the first state event involving Dressage, Showman and Show Jumping was held in Toowoomba and with the combined results of all the disciplines the trophy came back to Stuartholme.

Congratulations to the 16 riders who competed across all the disciplines making the result so wonderful. All the riders are already competing to attend the state events in 2017!

There was a wonderful camaraderie within the team and parents and as usual, a fun and very social time was had by everyone at the end of each day. The coaches once again did a remarkable job and the riders benefited from their extraordinary expertise and commitment – sincere thanks to Leasa, Lesley, Katrina and Mel.

As individual riders competing in very large classes and, against the best in Queensland, the girls did very well with many of them achieving personal bests. We are very pleased to announce that we have seven riders who have been selected into the Queensland Squad and who will be competing at the National event in Sydney in September. We wish them every success, a very safe trip and lots of fun. The Squad is chosen based on a riders overall final placings in each discipline at the State events.

Sincere congratulations also to Madison Searle on her appointment as the Overall State Team Captain for 2016. She has a huge task ahead but we know that she will do a wonderful job.

Congratulations to these riders on their results and State Team selection:-

Madison Searle – State Reserve Champion CNC 1 star (Eventing), also competing in Show Jumping.

Emily Rink – State Champion CNC1 star (Eventing), also in EvA 105.

Emily Ballard – State Champion Secondary 110 Show Jumping, State Reserve Champion Senior Prelim Dressage.

Bella Anthony – State Champion EvA 80 (Eventing), also in Prelim Dressage.

Georgia Rink – State Champion EvA 95 (Eventing).

Piper Searle and Ellie Turnbull were selected into Combined Training and Show Jumping respectively.

Finally an enormous thank you to Shannon Baker on her quiet but authoritative leadership of the Stuartholme Team since September last year. It is not easy keeping track of riders across the five disciplines and multiple venues and she has certainly made her mark as Captain and will be a tough act to follow. Many thanks Shannon.

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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 …

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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 are asking everyone  to meet at the Bistro at 6pm for some finger food (cash bar available).

Cost is $25 per person.

Places are limited! We can only take the first 100 people to register. Don’t miss out, please RSVP here now! Final numbers needed by Friday 19 August.

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 …

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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 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.

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 …

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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, Year 7, who achieved a High Distinction (A+) in the Grade 4 Australian Music Examinations Board exam. Saskia is a very talented musician who plays in Stuartholme’s Joigny String Orchestra.

Saskia MacMillan

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 …

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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 range of entertaining and safe activities provided for each special-needs child.
To add to the experience each young guest will be matched with two Year 11 and Year 12 students who will take the opportunity to care for, provide companionship and entertain their child over the three days in what is a unique and life-changing process for all involved.  All of the various activities and events of the three days will be supervised by professional medical care as well as staff from Stuartholme and St Laurence’s.

The objectives of the Sony Camp are:

  • To provide a wonderful and safe camp experience for the young guest.
  • To allow families of the young guest to obtain some respite.
  • To provide a Service Learning experience for students from Stuartholme and St Laurence’s College.

If you are a registered nurse or doctor we would love to hear from you as volunteer medical staff are paramount for the camp to be a success. More information about these roles can be found here: Advertisement for Registered Nurses 2016. If you can help, please email Jarod Costantini with your details.