Issue 3 | 3 March 2017

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends, Our School community participated in our Ash Wednesday Mass on Wednesday 1 March 2017. Ash Wednesday acknowledges the start of Lent, 40 days, which ends at Easter. We have entered a significant season of our Catholic Church calendar. We have recently introduced Take 5 in …

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Key Dates

Please find below the key dates for  Term 1 2017

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News from the Nest

Dear Parents/Guardians, We are now halfway through the term! One highlight of this job is that no day is ever boring and something funny or lovely happens regularly! Even hearing the girls’ “Hi Ms Rice, how was your day?” is enough to light up my evening. On Wednesday we celebrated Ash …

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Strategies to help students keep pace throughout the semester to ensure success

This week and in coming weeks all students will be completing various assessment items – presentations, assignments or exams. The ULTIMATE goal of achieving excellence in all we do cannot be gained without discipline to manage time, to prioritise goals, to overcome fears of failure, to be strong in the …

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Open Day is next Saturday!

As one of the biggest days in the calendar, Open Day is our chance to show off our beautiful school to the public. From 10am-1pm we will be welcoming hundreds of people to tour our School and speak with staff and students. For parents dropping off their daughters to assist at …

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Parking at Stuartholme

Just a reminder for parents to please use the visitor car parks on the main driveway when visiting Stuartholme, unless it is for an event, in which case we open the oval for parking. The other car parks have been allocated to staff. Thank you for your assistance in this …

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2017 Focus Goal

This year our focus goal is ‘A personal and active faith in god’. This goal calls us to explore, contemplate, critique and discern our relationship with God, others and the world in which we live. The General Chapter meeting of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 2008, …

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Project Compassion

In 2013, Pope Francis stated “To love God and neighbour is not something abstract, but profoundly concrete: it means seeing in every person the face of the Lord to be served, to serve him concretely. And you are, dear brothers and sisters, the face of Jesus” In 2017, the theme …

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‘Take 5’ a day

In the busyness of our lives with school, work, family and friend commitments, it is hard to find time to stop and find moments of stillness and quiet. Research has shown that people who do this and devote time to being present through meditative practices are more successful academically and …

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Sacred Heart Immersion Program

One of the gifts of being a part of the Sacred Heart family is the international connections that exist between over 200 independent and state schools across 40 countries. Each of these schools follow the call of Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat to educate and prepare each student to be hopeful, …

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Careers Expo – save the date

Universities, TAFE and private colleges will attend the Stuartholme Careers Exhibition on Monday 24 July. Commencing at 5:30pm students will have the opportunity to speak directly with representatives about course options, entry requirements, university life, scholarships, and more. Students will also be hosting a fundraising BBQ where you can purchase dinner. …

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Mobile phone usage in Years 7-9

Students in Years 7-9 are reminded that they may only use their mobile phone while at their locker to check for messages from home. If mobile phones are seen away from lockers by staff during the school day they will be confiscated and brought to the Student Wellbeing Office. Please use …

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Travel Permission Consent form – please return by Monday 6 March

Last Monday, parents were emailed a form to complete and send back to the school regarding Student Travel to School and Co-Curricula activities throughout the year. Thank you to those parents who have returned these forms. They are due back at the school by Monday 6 March. Please email the …

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Tuck shop pre-ordering available from Term 2

From the start of Term 2, students will be able to pre-order morning tea and lunch. We ask that the students who wish to use this service, order and pay for their morning tea/lunch at the Cafe counter before school (between 7:30-8:25am). Students will then collect their order during the break …

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National prize awarded to Stuartholme Board member

Queensland architect Catherine Baudet has been awarded the inaugural Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize for her outstanding support for women in the architectural profession spanning more than 30 years. Immediate Past President and Jury Chair, Jon Clements, said Catherine has played a pivotal role in bringing about the substantial progress now …

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Senior External Language Examination

If your daughter is in Year 12 and can speak and write a language other than English, we encourage her to consider sitting for the Senior External Language Examinations that takes place in October. Results may contribute four Semester units for the calculation of her OP. If she achieves at …

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Year 7s – nominate now for Green Hearts School Futures BNE Challenge

Stuartholme School has nominated a team of ten (10) Year 7 students to compete in the Green Hearts School Futures BNE Challenge. This challenge is taking place as part of the World Science Festival Brisbane on Friday 24 March. It will be an earlier start to the day with the team …

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Grants available to help students attend STEM related events

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science offers grants to help students with the costs of attending eligible STEM related events, such as travel costs and registration fees. Some examples of events and competitions that would be eligible for students to attend using these sponsorship grants include: INTEL International Science …

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Support for School leavers with a disability

Department of Communities – Disability Services is currently completing intake for the Support for School Leavers Program 2017. Disability Services provides young people and their families with information and support to assist with their transition from school to adult life. A range of supports, including mainstream and funded, are available …

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Year 7 Camp: making connections

For three sunny days in February, our newest students worked towards constructing relationships within their high school cohort, and practised some environmental stewardship at the Adventure Alternatives Education Centre, Woodford. The purpose of our Year 7 Camp is to develop positive relationships towards self, peers, various environments and to have a …

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Parent Daughter Breakfast – Years 10-12

The Years 10-12 Parent Daughter Breakfast will be held on Thursday 30 March from 7am until approximately 8.30am. This morning provides a special opportunity for the parents of daughters in Years 10-12 to get together and mingle with their daughters and friends.  Please join us for a stand-up breakfast outside the Joigny Cafe …

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Lions Youth of the Year

On Thursday 23 February, two Year 12 students represented Stuartholme at the Bardon Lion’s Youth of the Year Quest. Marina Bishop and Sarah Long were interviewed individually at school during the day by a panel of three judges who spoke to them about their contributions to the community and asked them …

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Announcing our new UQ Science Ambassadors

Congratulations to Year 11 students Ava Lambert, Bridie Nebe and Tessa Buzzo who are this year’s UQ Science Ambassadors. It was wonderful to have three girls nominate and to be able to offer them all the role of Science Ambassador. The girls will be involved in raising the profile of …

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Years 10 and 11 Art students visit GOMA

The Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year.  The students in Year 10 and Year 11 Art visited the gallery last week.  The theme of the major exhibition is Sugar Spin which reflects on society’s search for ‘feel good’ experiences.  This theme is explored in …

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Students experience live theatre

As part of the Drama program all students are provided with many opportunities to be part of a live Theatre audience. On Monday 27 February all Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 Drama students viewed Zeal Theatre Company’s play The Apology. Serious themes around the long-term impacts of bullying were …

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Out of the Dark Expo

Do you know how to keep your children safe when they are using social media or playing an online game? If the answer is no, then the Queensland Family and Child Commission’s Out of the Dark Expo is for you. The Expo details are: When: Saturday 11 March Time: 10am-3pm …

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Macrae House wins swimming carnival

It was another wonderful day at the Stuartholme pool for the 2017 swimming carnival.     CHAMPION HOUSE POINTS HOUSE 6TH PLACE 1056.5 Woodlock 5TH PLACE 1090 Toohey 4TH PLACE 1264.5 Stuart 3RD PLACE 1336.5 Coen 2ND PLACE 1474 Parker 1ST PLACE 1501.5 Macrae   YEAR 7 PRESENTATIONS EVENT NAME …

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Equestrian Report

A great weekend camp was had by all members at the Burpengary Equestrian centre for the first full camp of the year. For once, the weather was extremely kind if not just a bit warm, however we have battled through heavy weather in the past so it was a pleasant …

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Rowing News

Outside of the normal Brisbane Rowing season, the girls have opportunities to participate in rowing clubs which take them to regattas throughout the summer period. Two of these major regattas happened in the last month; the QLD State Championships and the NSW State Championships. These regattas field the best competition …

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Metropolitan West Swimming Trials

Congratulations to the seven students (Gabby Boscani, Molly Nasser, Elizabeth Nolan, Lara Owen, Holly Roads, Bridie Roche, Taylah Tyerman-Webster) who represented the Brisbane Independent District, and Phoebe Dobson who represented the West Taylor Bridge District at the Metropolitan trials on Wednesday 22 February at Sleeman Sports Complex. This is a …

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Silver medal for April

Congratulations to April Laurikainen, Year 8 on winning a silver medal in shot put at the Queensland State Athletics Championships last weekend. April threw a personal best of 11.54m. We wish April all the best as she heads to the Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney from 26 March to 2 April.  

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SLC Mothers’ Day lunch planning meeting

There will be a Stuartholme Ladies Committee (SLC) planning meeting for the upcoming Mothers’ Day lunch on Thursday 9 March from 8.30am at the Joigny Cafe. All parents are welcome to come along and share ideas. Barbara Roads SLC Chair  

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French Senior Dinner at Marist College Ashgrove

The French Dinner held at Marist on Tuesday night 21 February was an excellent opportunity for the Year 11 and 12 Senior French students to practice our French, and meet students from all over Brisbane who are also learning the language. The dinner was attended by students from All Hallows’, …

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Music at Twilight invitation

 

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Note from the Music Support Group

 Hello music supporters, On behalf of the 2017 Music Support Group, welcome to the New Year. As you know, our daughters have been busily preparing for the two big events for Term 1, Open Day on 11 March 2017 and the Twilight Concert on 17 March 2017. As parents, we can …

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Quick reference guide to school contacts

To help parents identify whom to contact when you have questions, we have included a quick reference guide which you can also find in the Parent Handbook on the School Portal.

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