Issue 28 | 11 November 2016

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 …

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Key Dates

Please find below the key dates for Term 4.

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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 …

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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 – …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 7s. More than 50 girls are participating in this program – making new friends, having some fun on the water and learning some basic skills …

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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 …

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