Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends,

Stuartholme welcomed our new Commercial Director, Laura Jones, this week. Laura brings with her eight years of experience in commercial management and management consulting for multinational organisations. Laura also brings a passion for women’s leadership and was nominated for the Zonta Prize for most outstanding female graduate in her Master’s degree of Business Administration (MBA). Laura was also able to use her leadership skills in other ways through establishing the first all-girls BMX coaching clinics in Australia. In addition to managing Stuartholme’s commercial interests, Laura will be responsible for overseeing our capital works programs, including the new sports facility.

This year 11 November marks the 98th anniversary of the Armistice and as a school community we paused to remember those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts. As I paused for a moments silence at 11am the words of Laurence Binyon always come to mind,

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

God Bless,

Kristen Sharpe, Principal

Key Dates

Please find below the key dates for Term 4.

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Key Dates

Please find below the key dates for Term 4.

DateEvent
Sun 13 NovemberMusic Breakfast 9am
Mon 14 NovemberYear 9 Geography Exhibition Parent Evening 6pm
Wed 16 NovemberBoarders Farewell Liturgy and Dinner, Chapel 5pm
Thurs 17 NovemberValedictory Celebrations, Chapel 5.30pm
Fri 18 NovemberYear 12 final day
Thurs 24 NovemberCarols Evening, Chapel 6pm
Fri 25 NovemberClasses finish 12pm
Sat 26 NovemberBoarders travel day

Results Tab in the Portal temporarily turned off

As we are now in exam block, the Results Tab accessible via the Portal, has been turned off. Once the marking process for all year …

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Results Tab in the Portal temporarily turned off

As we are now in exam block, the Results Tab accessible via the Portal, has been turned off.

Once the marking process for all year levels is complete, we will turn the Results tab on again.  The End of Year 2016 Student Reports will be released to parents via the Community Lounge towards the end of the week ending 2 December.

Library hours in the last week of school

Please note the following library hours in the last week of school. Monday 21 –Thursday 24 November – Library closed during the day except for …

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Library hours in the last week of school

Please note the following library hours in the last week of school.

Monday 21 –Thursday 24 November – Library closed during the day except for returns.  Year 11’s wishing to study can use the dining room.  The library will be open from 3-4.30pm (couch space only).

Friday 25 November – Library open for returns only.

Uniforms and hats

A large number of hats are quite dirty and damaged at the moment. We have once again been able to access the services of a …

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Uniforms and hats

A large number of hats are quite dirty and damaged at the moment. We have once again been able to access the services of a milliner who will re-block, clean and mend school hats. Can you please check your daughter’s hat and if it needs cleaning, please place it in a plastic shopping bag with your daughter’s name and class on the outside of the bag and have your daughter drop it into my office on either Wednesday 23 or Thursday 24 November.

Cost will be $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 $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 1, 2017.

The holidays are also a time to check school uniforms. If your daughter has had a growth spurt and has outgrown her current uniform, please purchase new ones.  No girl should be coming to school with splits in the seams. The formal day uniform should be worn just below the knee.  Thank you in anticipation of your attention to these matters.

 

Andrea Reddan, Deputy Principal Student Wellbeing

Honour Pockets and blazer embroidery

As we approach the end of Term 4 some of the co-curricular activities are drawing, or have drawn to a close. This is now the time …

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Honour Pockets and blazer embroidery

As we approach the end of Term 4 some of the co-curricular activities are drawing, or have drawn to a close. This is now the time girls can apply to receive lines on their blazer in recognition of their achievements. It is also the time students can receive honour pockets for their academic achievements.

The criterion used in awarding honour pockets is available on the student and parent portals under ‘Student Information’ and within ‘School Procedures’.  Students need to refer to this before completing their application form.  Application forms have been emailed to students along with a copy of the Stuartholme Pocket Criteria 2015 (May).

Application forms are to be completed, including the signature of the teacher in charge, and handed to Mrs Johnson by 9.00am Monday 21 November.    Students are to ensure that their blazer is clean, is named and is handed to Mrs Johnson by 9.00am Tuesday 22 November so that the embroidery can be completed promptly and returned to the girls early in Term One 2017.  The girls will then be able to collect their blazers from Mrs Johnson when advised.

 

NAPLAN online – public demonstration site

Over the next two to three years all NAPLAN testing will be moved online. The National Assessment Program (NAP) recently released a public demonstration of the …

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NAPLAN online – public demonstration site

Over the next two to three years all NAPLAN testing will be moved online.

The National Assessment Program (NAP) recently released a public demonstration of the NAPLAN online website where teachers, students and parents can try the online testing.

A key feature of the new testing is that it will be tailored to each student – this is how NAP describe it:

  • Assessments will use a tailored test design. Students will answer an initial set of questions and then be directed to subsequent sets of questions based on the accuracy of their responses. Students with a high number of questions correct will be directed to more challenging questions. Students who have a lower level of accuracy in the initial set of questions will be directed to questions that are less challenging.
  • Tailored testing will provide teachers and schools with more targeted and detailed information on their students’ performance on the tests.

To find out more about the online testing and try the demonstration click here.

Careers Update

Helpful study tips Need tips on how to survive school exams? The Headspace website has tips to help reduce exam stress.   Want to start …

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Careers Update

Helpful study tips

Need tips on how to survive school exams? The Headspace website has tips to help reduce exam stress.

 

Want to start your own business?

The Enterprise Network for Young Australians (ENYA) provides advice and information for young people about starting their own business. Through NEIS, you can receive accredited small business training, income support and business mentoring.

 

8 Qualities of the World’s First Michelin-Starred Street Food Chef

This LinkedIn article discusses the 8 qualities that (perhaps) attributed to Mr Chan Hon Meng being the first street food stall holder in the world to be awarded a Michelin star. What can you learn from this article in terms of work and success?

 

Accounting Cadetship

SRJ (an accounting firm) in Brisbane is now accepting applications for its 2017 cadetship program which incorporates study and paid work. If you are planning on applying for a Commerce, Economics or Business degree majoring in Accounting, you might be interested in applying for this opportunity. For more information visit the SRJ website.

 

UQ myth busting

You might find this PDF poster of UQ myths being busted interesting UQ Myths busted.

 

Going for a job interview?

It is wise to prepare for a job interview. Your preparation should include thinking up job interview questions and how you might answer them. To get help with this visit Career FAQ’s.

 

If you have any questions in relation to this information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Mrs Wallace, Careers Counsellor

 

Students help make our community cleaner and greener

Congratulations to Tessa Buzzo and Sarah McFarlane for their participation in the Student Environmental Leadership Network (SELN) Program. Their dedication in planning and coordinating a …

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Students help make our community cleaner and greener

Congratulations to Tessa Buzzo and Sarah McFarlane for their participation in the Student Environmental Leadership Network (SELN) Program. Their dedication in planning and coordinating a Stuartholme vegetable garden this year is to be admired. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and Brisbane City Councillors presented the girls with their Certificates of Appreciation at City Hall on Thursday 3 November.

The SELN Program is an environment-specific leadership program for Year 10 students from Brisbane. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to develop and lead behaviour-change projects in their school and local community.

Participants are supported to identify environmental issues and work together to plan and implement projects to help make Brisbane’s schools and communities cleaner and greener.

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2017 Leadership positions

Last Friday afternoon, once the Year 12s completed their final classes for the year, the student body assembled in the Chapel for Leadership Handover. This …

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2017 Leadership positions

Last Friday afternoon, once the Year 12s completed their final classes for the year, the student body assembled in the Chapel for Leadership Handover. This liturgy acknowledged the model of ‘Servant Leader’ as we prayed for those called to lead. Year 11s received their ‘SENIOR 2017” badge presented by our current Year 12s and girls elected to positions for 2017 were presented with their badges. I congratulate our departing Seniors for their leadership over the past 12 months and  the Seniors of 2017 as they take on the duties of leading the school. The liturgy concluded as Year 12 processed from the Chapel to the ringing of the school bell.

Cor Unum Captain: Lucy Lloyd-Morgan

Committee: Romy Cole, Tara Griffin, Imogen Weston-Kelly

Boarding
Amiens Captain: Tessa Cook
Amiens Vice Captain: Rosie Brodie
Grenoble Captain: Jessie Macqueen
Grenoble Vice Captain: Angel Pong

Student Mentors: Macey Fegan, Lucy Frecklington, Annabelle McLellan, Elizabeth Ostwald

Debating Captain: Marina Bishop

Drama Captain: Majella Condren

Liturgy Coordinator: Alice Martin

Multicultural Committee: Kulsoum Arah, Emma Field, Rebecca Lally                                                                             

Music Captain: Monique Evans
Music Committee: Annabel Freemantle, Lucy Menzies, Victoria Pullar

Student Events Captain: Peri Brown
Student Events Committee: Bella Brown, Emma Cameron, Georgia Frank, Georgia Nielsen, Sophie Raftery

Technology CaptainAshley Fenton

Yearbook Editor:Marlous van Dijk

Sports
Cross Country Captain: Jasmine Robertson
Equestrian Captain: Shannon Owens
Rowing – Captain of Boats: Jessie Macqueen
Swimming Captain: Gemma Rose
Tennis Captain: Annabelle Blair
Touch Football Captain: Macey Fegan

Coen
House Captain: Claudia Neill
Sport Vice Captain: Michelle Holley
Cultural Vice Captain: Tatyana King-Smith
House Spirit Leader: Alina O’Connor

Macrae
House Captain: Lexie O’Connor
Sport Vice Captain: Rosie Brodie
Cultural Vice Captain: Abbey Thynne
House Spirit Leader: Sophie Nicol

Parker
House Captain: 
Amelia McMillan
Sport Vice Captain: Cameron Roads
Cultural Vice Captain: Sarah Long
House Spirit Leader: Paige Barry

Stuart
House Captain: 
Hana Barretto
Sport Vice Captain: Susie Phelan
Cultural Vice Captain: Natasha Curtis
House Spirit Leader: Lucy Frecklington

Toohey
House Captain:
Jordi Stephenson
Sport Vice Captain: Sarah Wohlsen
Cultural Vice Captain: Cai Prochon
House Spirit Leader: Annabelle McLellan

Woodlock
House Captain: 
Tilly Stitt
Sport Vice Captain: Alice White
Cultural Vice Captain: Alex Salmon
House Spirit Leader: Ruby Armstrong

Andrea Reddan, Deputy Principal Student Wellbeing

        

 

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience

A nationwide STEM outreach program for Years 9 and 10 students The ConocoPhillips Science Experience is a hands-on science activities program being conducted in 31 …

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The ConocoPhillips Science Experience

A nationwide STEM outreach program for Years 9 and 10 students

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience is a hands-on science activities program being conducted in 31 universities and tertiary institutions around Australia in 2016/2017.

The aim is to inform students of the importance of science and technology while stimulating and heightening their interests in a wide range of science disciplines and career opportunities. This encourages further studies in the sciences, while at the same time giving them a ‘taste’ of university/tertiary life.

We still have places available in the following programs;

University of Queensland, St Lucia: 18 – 20 January 2017, cost $120

Combined program; University of Queensland for two days, Queensland University of Technology for one day and Griffith University , Nathan for one day 17 – 20 January 2017, cost $160

Rotary sponsorship is often available for those who need it.

There is no selection process and students can:

  • enrol online at www.scienceexperience.com.au or
  • post the registration form to PO Box 158, Monbulk, Vic 3793.

Further information can be obtained by calling 03 9756 7534 or email admin@scienceexperience.com.au

In our prayers

Peter McCarthy, husband to Geraldine McCarthy (nee Joyce, Stuartholme Class of 1952), father to Annabel McCarthy (1978) and Georgina McCarthy (1979) and grandfather to Genevieve …

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In our prayers

Peter McCarthy, husband to Geraldine McCarthy (nee Joyce, Stuartholme Class of 1952), father to Annabel McCarthy (1978) and Georgina McCarthy (1979) and grandfather to Genevieve Groves (2016) and Susie Groves (2018), and Chair of Duschene College Board in the 1970s, passed on 29 October 2016. He will be dearly missed. Eternal rest.

Ethical gifts for sale at Carols event

Our Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) group has been focusing on the ethical production of goods this year. Getting into the Christmas spirit, …

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Ethical gifts for sale at Carols event

Our Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) group has been focusing on the ethical production of goods this year. Getting into the Christmas spirit, JPIC have focused their latest campaign on ethical gift ideas.

To support this, JPIC has asked The Trading Circle shop at Paddington to set up a display at our community Carols event on Thursday 24 November. The Trading Circle is a not-for-profit, Fair Trade retailer that exists to empower women in developing countries by providing them with skills based training and a marketplace for their unique artisan products so that they can raise themselves out of poverty with dignity and respect.

From 3pm in the Australian Room the Trading Circle will have a ‘pop up shop’ where you can purchase a variety of gifts that have been made by women in developing countries. To see some of their products, please click here.

Even if you are not attending the Carols Evening, feel free to come and see the display anytime from 3-6pm, and purchase some gifts for Christmas.

Ethical greeting cards

As part of our Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) ethical Christmas gift ideas campaign, we have signed up to have a school account …

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Ethical greeting cards

As part of our Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) ethical Christmas gift ideas campaign, we have signed up to have a school account with the Terrace Timor Network (TTN) and their Kolega Cards campaign.

TTN would like to invite you to help change lives in Timor this Christmas and to join thousands of students who will be taking part in ‘2 days of work’ by buying hand crafted greeting card packs.

For every pack of artisan designed, Timorese hand crafted greeting cards purchased – 2 days of work is provided for women in the remote mountains of Timor.

“Kolega” means “friend” in the Timorese language. The Kolega cards program has been running now for 10 years, providing life changing work for women in the remote mountains of East Timor. Over this time, the quality of the cards has become reliably high. Each card includes an information sheet, that describes the card’s artwork in the context of a story of Timor. As each of these cards passes through our hands – we become part of this story.

If you would like to purchase a pack of 8 cards for $25, please go to http://www.justiceproducts.org/cards-s/1817.htm and click on the Christmas Card pack. Add the number of packs you would like and then click on the ‘Add to Cart’ tab. Then click on the ‘View Cart’ tab at the top of the page.

When you are on the ‘View Cart’ page, please enter Stuartholme’s code in the Coupon Code tab. The code is:  SHS2016.

The cards will be delivered to the school on 15 of November and will be ready for distribution on the two days following that.

Thank you,

Sarah Daff, Leader of Mission

 

Christmas cards to help Scholarship Fund

  Once again Stuartholme is selling our beautiful Christmas cards. The cards are sold in packs of 10 with two designs per pack. Cards are …

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Christmas cards to help Scholarship Fund

 

Once again Stuartholme is selling our beautiful Christmas cards. The cards are sold in packs of 10 with two designs per pack.

Cards are on sale now at the Uniform Shop. All profits will go to support the Stuartholme Scholarship and Bursary Fund.

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Knowles Cup Tennis Competition

On Sunday 6 November two of the four Stuartholme Tennis Teams competing in the Knolwes Cup Tennis Competition took to the courts at The State …

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Knowles Cup Tennis Competition

On Sunday 6 November two of the four Stuartholme Tennis Teams competing in the Knolwes Cup Tennis Competition took to the courts at The State Tennis Centre for the semi-finals.

Whilst the Intermediate Team (Phoebe Miller, Zara Wareham, Josie Kelley, Isabel Davis and Kyla O’Shannassy) were unable to topple The Glennie School, the Open Bs (Lauren Gunther, Annabelle Blair, Kenzi Wareham and Ellen Kneipp) took out their semi-final match against The Glennie School by a single game in a nail-biting rubber.  All Hallows’ proved too strong in the final, however all girls represented the School exceptionally.

A huge thank you to Katrina and Lily Daly for all their work on the day, ensuring Stuartholme families were well sheltered, fed and watered.  We are very sad to see Katrina Daly and Susanne Richardson leave the tennis community as their daughters, Lily and Holly, finish Year 12.  We wish them all the best for the future, and thank them for their huge contribution to Stuartholme tennis over the past five years.

Eleven years at Stuartholme

This week Carmel Hanlon celebrated 11 years at Stuartholme. Carmel works two days a week and helps with a range of jobs including mail, stationery …

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Eleven years at Stuartholme

This week Carmel Hanlon celebrated 11 years at Stuartholme. Carmel works two days a week and helps with a range of jobs including mail, stationery storage and laminating to name a few.

Carmel has written a piece on her eleven years at Stuartholme that we would like to share with you.

Stuartholme School is one of the best popular girls Boarding Schools in Toowong and I found my dream job at Stuartholme. It is a wonderful place to get a real job and I love my job because everyone is very friendly and good company. Talking to staff is awesome and the teachers are like family to me. Stuartholme School is my home where I have been working since 31 October 2006.

My first boss was Helen Sinclair, who I met when I did work experience in 2005. I work on Thursdays and Fridays from 8.45 till 2.45. The Stuartholme students are multi talented and I like to watch the important events like the Year 12 2016 Handover to the Year 12 2017 students.

Stuartholme School is an awesome place to work with colleagues and friends. The school motto is Cor Unum, and the Foundress is Madeleine Sophie Barat, who was a French nun. The Stuartholme staff breakup Christmas party is at the end of the year.

The end.

By Carmel Hanlon

 

Melbourne Cup luncheon 2016

The Summit Restaurant was once again the perfect venue for the 2016 Melbourne Cup luncheon, organised by Allison Conescu on behalf of the Equestrian Committee. …

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Melbourne Cup luncheon 2016

The Summit Restaurant was once again the perfect venue for the 2016 Melbourne Cup luncheon, organised by Allison Conescu on behalf of the Equestrian Committee. Not only was the weather glorious,  but the ambience was excellent and enjoyed by all the guests. It is certainly a wonderful venue for any occasion.

A sincere thank you to Allison for once again organising the event, graciously assisted by Michelle, Jacinta, Kirani, Margaret and Deb who ran a very effective and efficient sweeps and raffles table.

It was wonderful to have art displayed by three Stuartholme artists, Georgina Hooper, Ingrid Bartkowiak and Melissa Simmonds. I would like to thank Christine Butler, a local artist, for also showing her art at the event. The work of all these artists was greatly appreciated by the guests and the venue.

In 2017 a Race Day will be held on March 4 at Eagle Farm and the Equestrian Association cordially invite you to reserve the date as it promises to be an excellent venue and exciting day.

Anna Starosta, Equestrian Coordinator

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Glamour in the Grass

On Saturday 29 October, the rowing community hosted a major fundraiser – the Glamour in the Grass. It was a beautiful evening under the stars …

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Glamour in the Grass

On Saturday 29 October, the rowing community hosted a major fundraiser – the Glamour in the Grass.

It was a beautiful evening under the stars out in the paddocks of Brookfield, with a very large bonfire to keep everyone toasty warm.

The night was a huge success with near $45,000 being raised for the girls. This money will go directly toward expensive capital items to assist the school moving the program forward.

Thank you to all the families and friends who donated items, won live and silent auctions, or made a generous donation – all of this has not gone unnoticed!

A huge thank you to all of the organisers and contributors, in particular Alexandra Orchard-Gibb, Monica Wareham and Nicky Alati for their tireless efforts in organising the evening.

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Matt Marden, Rowing Director

 

Come and try hockey these school holidays

Hockey Queensland will be holding an introductory hockey camp on 13 December 2016 at the State Hockey Centre (400 – 420 Lytton Road, Colmslie 4170). …

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Come and try hockey these school holidays

Hockey Queensland will be holding an introductory hockey camp on 13 December 2016 at the State Hockey Centre (400 – 420 Lytton Road, Colmslie 4170).

The camp is for beginners in hockey and will cater for children aged 8 – 15 years.

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Fun and friendship at the Learn to Row day

We had some beautiful (and hot!) weather out at Lake Kurwongbah on Sunday for the 2nd of three’ Learn to Row’ days for our Year …

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Fun and friendship at the Learn to Row day

We had some beautiful (and hot!) weather out at Lake Kurwongbah on Sunday for the 2nd of three’ Learn to Row’ days for our Year 7s. More than 50 girls are participating in this program – making new friends, having some fun on the water and learning some basic skills in rowing. Well done girls!

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Lions Community Christmas Party

The Moggill Mt Crosby Lions Club are hosting their annual Community Christmas Party to raise funds for local charities. There will be super heroes, giveaways, …

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Lions Community Christmas Party

The Moggill Mt Crosby Lions Club are hosting their annual Community Christmas Party to raise funds for local charities. There will be super heroes, giveaways, stalls, raffles, live entertainment, and heaps of fun things to see and do.
Entertainment from start to finish and of course Santa will be there with lollies for all.  So come along to the Bellbowrie Pool from 2pm – 7pm on Sunday 18 December and don’t forget to bring your togs!
(Entry by gold coin donation)  Follow this link for all the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/520703824803990/

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