Issue 26 | 14 October 2016

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends, As you are aware, I have written to every parent in every year level, with the exception of parents of Year 12 students (email dated Monday 10 October) to inform you of the new three-year program to roll-out student IT Devices. In this Newsletter you …

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Key Dates

Please find below the key dates for Term 4.

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Wellbeing

This week, 9-15 October is Queensland Mental Health Week. The message for 2016 is to “Value mental health: our own mental health and wellbeing, that of our loved ones, friends and colleagues, at home, at work and at play”. We launched Mental Health Week last Friday on Assembly. Our opening …

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Celebration of Excellence

All families have been emailed a letter regarding the upcoming annual ‘Celebration of Excellence’ Evening. This compulsory event will take place at City Hall, Brisbane on Wednesday 26 October 2016. All Students are to arrive at City Hall by 6.30pm with proceedings commencing at 7.00pm and concluding at 9.15pm. Rehearsals for …

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Co-curricula Excellence Awards – Celebration of Excellence

This year, as part of the ever expanding co-curricula programme at the school, we are wishing to continue with an award which was introduced at the Celebration of Excellence in 2011.  The award acknowledges students who have excelled in their chosen field of expertise. The award will be for achieving …

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BYOD Program

In an email to all parents (excluding current Year 12 families), on Monday 10 October, we advised of a new Bring Your Own Device Program at Stuartholme starting in 2017. All the information regarding the Program including Frequently Asked Questions, how to purchase a device and costs are on our …

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Careers Update

Post school pathways (Year 12) If you didn’t submit a QTAC application (or application to a course in another state), and would like assistance formulating your plan for when you finish Year 12, please book an appointment to see me. Mrs Hurley is ready to take your booking.   QTAC …

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School transport applications for students with a disability

The Student Travel Rebates for Students With Disability applications for Semester 2 2016 are now open online and close on 31 October. Parents whose child attends a school within the Brisbane City Council boundary are only eligible for SWD (Students With Disability) Rebate, refer – School Newsletter Insert Sem 2 …

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Enterprise Education winners

In Term 2 the year 10 Enterprise Education students were given the opportunity to submit their class assignment into the Plan Your Own Enterprise (PYOE) competition run by Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia. This competition provided a unique opportunity for secondary students to gain insight into the business world and …

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Year 10 Enterprise Education – Smart Enterprise

On Wednesday 4 October, Year 10 Enterprise Education welcomed Troy Walsh from Commonwealth Bank Start Smart program as a guest speaker on the topics of Smart Enterprise and Smart Investing. Throughout the session, Troy touched on several central topics relating to becoming smarter consumers and more financially literate by explaining …

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Debating News

On Sunday 11 September debaters from Years 10-12 at Stuartholme participated in the 2nd annual Queensland Debating Union (QDU) Women’s Debating Championships. In the past, female debaters have had less access to additional debating opportunities and this has led to an under representation of female debaters at a state and national …

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Readers Cup

Congratulations to our Year 8 students who came second on Wednesday night in the Year 9 District Readers’ Cup – only 1 point from first!  The girls did exceptionally well considering they were playing up a year. Our Year 9 team also did us proud, coming in 5th. On Thursday night …

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Speech and Drama Private Tuition

Many girls from Years 7 to 12 at Stuartholme attend private tuition Speech and Drama classes. These classes are taught singularly or in pairs.  Girls have the opportunity to develop self confidence, clarity of speech and to prepare for oral presentations. Communication and Performance skills are an important part of …

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Rowing News

Stuartholme sent a team of 46 girls up to Bundaberg at the beginning of the September holidays to row at the Queensland School State Championships. Just under 800 of the best schoolgirl and schoolboy rowers came from all over the State to participate in the championship regatta. I am very …

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Equestrian – Toowoomba Eventing

Continuing in their efforts to not only gain valuable experience, but also state qualifications for 2017, some of the Eventers competed at a competition in Toowoomba. This location is where the State and National event will be held for Interschool next year, so it was a great opportunity to ride the …

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Metropolitan West Track and Field

On Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 September, we had a number of girls trial for the Met West Track and Field Team. Congratulations to the following girls who have been selected for the Met West Team. April Laurikainen – 12 years shot put. Belle Townsend – 15 years shot put. Georgia Langford …

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Swimming sign on

Sign on is now available on the Portal for swimming. Students who have signed on for water polo are not required to sign on for swimming.

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Music Breakfast

In recognition of the hard work of dedicated parents, caregivers, students and staff throughout 2016, Stuartholme warmly invites music students, ensemble members and their parents/caregivers to attend Music Breakfast 2016. Please join us in the Auditorium for a delicious buffet breakfast and the presentation of awards and achievements. Cost is $20pp. For all …

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The Cabaret Project – tickets now on sale!

Showcasing Stuartholme on Stage and the ever popular Jazz Band, with performances by Student Soloists. Tickets $30pp Cost includes share platters served to the table prior to the performance (vegetarian and gluten free options included) and dessert bar at the conclusion of the show. A cash bar will be available …

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Glam up!

There are only 250 tickets available for the inaugural ‘Glamour in the Grass’ Paddock Party to support the rowing program. It’s sure to be a fantastic night, so get in quick and buy your tickets now. When: Saturday 29 October Time: 6-9pm Cost: $120 per ticket which includes food, beer, wine and sparkling …

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Melbourne Cup Luncheon and Art Exhibition – final days to get your tickets!

Enjoy the fun of the Melbourne Cup at the annual Melbourne Cup Luncheon and Art Exhibition. Date: Tuesday 1 November Time: 11am – 3pm Venue: Summit Restaurant and Bar, Mt Coot-tha Lookout Cost: $90 per person Click here to view invitation. Click here to book your tickets.

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Did you attend Bardon Community Kindy Inc?

Bardon Community Kindy Inc is saying goodbye to Julie Boyd, Teacher/Director, who is retiring at the end of 2016. The Kindy is holding a surprise party to farewell Julie. Click here for the details.  

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