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 to our daily routine. Where we are encouraged to examine our day, identifying what has gone well and where we may have underachieved and we then choose to do better. When considering Lent, Jesus’ did not Take 5, He took 40 days to examine his life – what he thought was good, what He thought could be better and then He made the conscious choice to make a difference. Lent commemorates the 40 days and nights Jesus went into the wilderness to weigh up the good and the bad of choosing a path where He challenged the status quo of His time. If we were to apply modern psychology to Jesus’ crossroad experience, it was a time of self-reflection and a time to strengthen His resolve to change the world.
Traditionally prayer, fasting and almsgiving are the key foci. We contextualise these pillars of Lent in the following way: prayer = self-reflection, fasting = self-discipline and empathy and almsgiving = giving to others. Prayer is a highly personal and spiritual form of communication. At the very least, prayer should be a reflection on ourselves and how we could improve ourselves – how can we be the best version of ourselves. Fasting is a means of developing self-discipline. Traditionally fasting was a concrete way of empathizing with the poor. Which is more challenging? Giving up chocolate for 40 days or working more positively in our relationships? Self-discipline for adolescent girls could be about developing better interpersonal skills and empathy, and abstaining from negative comments and judgements about ourselves and others. Almsgiving during Lent is Stuartholme’s community forte. It is when we shine as a community; our care for those in need, our works of charity and the promotion of justice are integral elements of Stuartholme’s expression of Lent.
Over the past 5 years we have raised over $52,000 for Caritas Project Compassion. As Catholics, we gently impose a period of self-reflection, where we challenge ourselves to be the best version of ourselves that we can be – a healthy practice for everyone, whatever your beliefs. In contemporary times, a popular idea is: ‘It takes 40 days to make a new habit’. What habit would make us a better person, a more Christ-like person? I challenge every member of our community to dare themselves individually to develop more positive habits in their relationships and shed any bad habits during our Lenten season.

I would like to acknowledge the incredible achievements of a number of students. At the CaSSSA Swimming Carnival, Yasmin Squires and the All Age Relay broke CaSSSA records in their respective events. Congratulations to these girls on your outstanding performance. I am delighted to report that Stuarhtolme School won the CaSSSA Swimming Carnival this year. Congratulations to every girl who swam and cheered on the day.

At Assembly today we announced the winner of the Spirit Stick for the Interhouse Swimming Carnival – well done to Coen House on your well-deserved win. It was an incredibly tight competition with only 10 points separating first and sixth position.
This edition of the Newsletter is full of achievements by our students and I congratulate each and every one of you.

This weekend our 14A, 14C, 15A and 15C water polo teams are competing in the semi-finals. Good luck girls!

God bless and take care,
Kristen Sharpe

Key Dates

Please find below the key dates for  Term 1 2017

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Key Dates

Please find below the key dates for  Term 1 2017

DateEvent
Mon 6 MarchThinkUKnow Cyber Safety Education Program Years 7-8 Parents 7pm, Theatre
Thurs 9 MarchYear 7 immunisations
Sat 11 MarchOpen Day 10am-1pm
Mon 20-Tues 28 MarchYear 12 assessment block including QCS testing
Fri 17 MarchTwilight Concert
Mon 20 MarchYear 10 career testing
Mon 20-Fri 24 MarchYear 11 assessment block
Mon 20-Wed 22 MarchYear 7 EPICS
Thursday 30 MarchYear 10-12 Parent Daughter breakfast 7am
Classes finish
Fri 31 MarchBoarders travel day

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 …

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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 Wednesday with a beautiful Mass and I know that many of the girls are planning on giving up something for Lent. It might be a negative habit or it might be something they are going to go without in order to give the money to Project Compassion and Caritas. I have told the girls if they successfully give up something BIG for Lent like Facebook or their phone, I will make a donation to Caritas on their behalf! I have to have hard evidence though of task accomplished! Have a chat with your daughter about what she is planning to do this Lent.

Our Recreation Program run by Miss Claire Lawler includes some socially just activities most appropriate for Lent such as Op Shopping in Sherwood last weekend. This Friday night, our senior boarders have been invited to help at a disco for disabled people called ‘Big Night Out’. We are going to Marist on Sunday for Mass and dinner, departing here at 5pm and returning at 7.30pm.

Many assessments are now approaching for the girls and we are reinforcing strict and controlled study times. Please do not contact your girls from 5-6pm and 7.15-8.30pm when they are studying. Year 7s have a slightly different schedule and they finish second study at 7.45pm.  No girls are allowed to be on their phones or emailing for social reasons during study. We are very pleased with the way most girls are working, concentrating and seeking help when necessary.

Please note that we have begun an Academic Support Program for Years 10-12 boarders from Monday to Thursday nights from 3.30-6pm with qualified teachers and tutors. This service is free and only for boarders. It happens in the classroom opposite my office. On quieter nights for the tutors, we are opening this up to the younger girls so if you feel that your daughter would benefit from some additional help, please let me know.

You might have seen my post on our Stuartholme Boarding Facebook site that Mr John Coughlan, father of Molly (2013) and Lucy (2016) passed away unexpectedly late last week. He leaves five beautiful children and his wife, Geraldine. Please pray for John’s family at this time of immense sadness. John’s Requiem Mass will be at Marist Chapel today at 11am.

Boarder Leave

Can I continue to urge you to use REACH online for all leave requests? It is impossible for us to manage the leave of 140 girls without each of you playing your role in learning to use the new system.

Please contact Ellen McLean if you cannot access REACH and Ellen will guide you through the process, ensuring your password is working.

Please email boardingreception@stuartholme.com and  assistantheadsofboarding@stuartholme.com if you have leave queries after Thursday at midday when all weekend leave is due in.

You cannot rely on our personal mobiles or emails as we are not on call all the time as I am sure you appreciate. The use of these other emails ensures that whoever is on shift is contacted.

I appreciate your support in this matter and please note that if you send an email with a leave request rather than using REACH, you will probably be asked to re-submit it using REACH. That is unless it is a last minute request due to changed circumstances. We understand that this happens occasionally.

Parking

A friendly reminder about parking during school hours or before school on a weekday morning. You cannot park outside boarding reception on a weekday morning or during the day as all the parks in this area are allocated to teachers and to boarding staff. After 3pm parking here will usually be fine as are weekends and evenings.

During the day and in the morning, you will need to either get one of the visitor’s park as you go up the main driveway or use the oval parking. I apologise for this but there is not enough parking available close to the school. Please ask me about this if you are not sure about the areas that I mean! Your daughters will know and be able to help you.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend and your daughters a happy Week 7 next week.

Warm regards,

Andree Rice

Deputy Principal, Boarding

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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 …

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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 difficult moments, to resist peer pressure or the pleasure of the moment. ORDINARY is easy, EXCELLENCE takes energy, resilience and belief in ourselves.

The best way to improve exam grades is to consider the entire length of the course as a pre-exam and preparation period. Because units last a few months, students may find it difficult to make the connection between daily homework, revision, assignment time management, and end of term or end of semester examinations. Click here to read about the strategies that can help students keep pace throughout the semester to ensure success and mastery of the subject.

Ken Turnbull
Deputy Principal, Learning

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 …

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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 Open Day, please use the normal student drop-off zones. For parents assisting the school on the day, please feel free to use the staff car parks located near the tennis courts and pool. Please avoid the oval car park and visitor parking at the front of the school as this will be reserved for visiting families.

A huge thank you to all the parents, students and staff who have volunteered to help on the day.

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, …

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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 matter.

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 …

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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, stated the following about their international priority area of contemplation:

We are called to stop, to choose silence and to open and let ourselves be opened to our inner depths where the Spirit of God allows us to feel, see and understand life and reality with God’s Heart… Then in the secret place of the heart, the Spirit gradually transforms our feelings and responses, and draws us into an intimate relationship with God.

The Spirit attunes us to the heartbeat of our people to discover the presence and love of God in everyday life. When we contemplate the Heart of Christ we enter into the movement of the Spirit who develops in us a listening heart, bringing us closer to God’s reality, with the desire to promote justice, peace and the care of creation.

In many ways, this is similar to the aboriginal concept of Dadirri. At our Opening Mass Uncle Eric Law, an indigenous elder from the Cherbourg community, explained that Dadirri is an ability to stop and listen to the workings of nature, God, ourselves and all of the connections that exist between them.  Miriam – Rose Ungunmeer – Baumann of the Ngangikurungkurr people from Daly River in the Northern Territory explains it as an…

“inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness. Dadirri recognises the deep spring that is inside us. We call on it and it calls to us. This is the gift that Australia is thirsting for. It is something like what you call ‘contemplation’.”

In 2017, Stuartholme has adopted the theme of Dadirri to deepen and expand our understanding of our focus goal. It is our hope that this theme encourages each of us to embrace the presence of contemplation in our school this year and use it to explore, discern and grow in our relationship with ourselves, God, others and the world in which we live.

Sarah Daff
Director of Mission

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 …

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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 for Project Compassion is ‘Love your Neighbour’. During this Lenten season we will demonstrate how love for our neighbours can transform lives. When mutual respect is fostered, communities become stronger and more resilient. This can only lead to a better future for our world, the world that Pope Francis has recently called “our common home”.

During our Ash Wednesday Mass, Lynda Mussell a representative of CAFOD, the Catholic international development charity, in England & Wales, gave a reflection on the Gospel, ‘The Parable of the Good Samaritan’. Lynda explained its link to this year’s Project Compassion theme.

In today’s Gospel, Jesus says we should love our neighbours as much as we love ourselves.  But when he’s asked ‘who is my neighbour?’ he goes on to tell a story which isn’t just about loving those next door to us or the people we like – but people we don’t know, people from unknown places, strangers.

 In this story – two religious people who came across the wounded man– just walked by. Perhaps they were frightened that the robbers were still in the area, perhaps they really didn’t see him or perhaps they didn’t think it was their problem.  

We’ve all done it.  We’ve all passed by on the other side and chosen not got involved with something because it looks too difficult. 

 But in Jesus’ story – it was a Samaritan – someone who was regarded as an enemy of the Jews at the time – who stopped and helped the wounded man.

 And the Samaritan didn’t just stop – he made some costly sacrifices. He provided bandages, perhaps by ripping his own clothing, he used his own wine as an antiseptic and his own oil as a soothing lotion. It’s his animal that transported the injured man to the inn and it’s his money that paid for the room. He didn’t stop to judge him or think about his own safety. 

 And he didn’t just feel sorry for the man – he did something about it even if it meant taking a risk himself. 

 For me, this is a story that doesn’t just ask us to love our neighbours – whoever and wherever they are – but a story that tells us that it’s going to come at a cost.  If you follow Christ – and yours is a living faith – you’re asked to make sacrifices– to put yourself out there and show God’s love for others by taking action. And you’re given the strength to do it…

 Today marks the beginning of Lent, a time when we pray, fast and give alms as we prepare for the great feast of Easter.

 For forty days we accompany Jesus on his journey to Calvary and we see the mercy he shows towards others despite his own suffering. Just as God shows mercy towards us – like Jesus – we try to show mercy to others.

 Last year, your prayers and support for the work of Caritas Australia meant we were able to reach 2 million people directly through our emergency and development programs both here in Australia as well as overseas. 

 The community here at Stuartholme alone has raised just under $52,000 over the last five years.  That’s incredible. Thank all you so much.  That’s a very tangible expression to the love of God and our neighbour.

 Project Compassion is our opportunity to invite you to journey with us again this year but also to demonstrate just how life changing this work is…

We may not physically be able to travel to the places around the world where we see such need to offer our help in person– but through our support for Caritas – for Project Compassion – that’s exactly what we are able to do.

So this Lent after the ash is washed away and we journey to Easter, let us hold in our prayers all our neighbours – the oppressed, the hungry, the broken-hearted, the captives, the prisoners, who are all the focus of Project Compassion.

 And may we give generously of our time and our talents so that more of our brothers and sisters can go forward in the hope of a better future.

Over the coming weeks there will be multiple opportunities at school events for your daughter to give generously to Project Compassion. If you would like to make a personal donation, please go to https://www.caritas.org.au/donate/online-donation?DonationCode=PC

Sarah Daff
Director of Mission

 

 

‘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 …

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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 in their physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing.

According to Dr Lisa Miller, spiritual wellbeing is an essential marker for thriving and higher levels of academic success. In her book ‘The Spiritual Child’, Dr Miller suggests those adolescents who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality are less likely to use and abuse substances, less likely to be depressed as teenagers and much less likely to have dangerous and unprotected sex. Dr Miller defines spirituality as an inner sense of relationship to a higher power that is loving and guiding. She states that an authentic spirituality is gained through the cultivation of our inner life, through prayer, meditation, or perhaps good works.

In light of this research, Stuartholme has made the commitment in 2017 to dedicate 5 minutes a day to meditation in our ‘Take 5’ program. For five minutes, our staff and students will engage in some form of meditation, this could be Christian meditation, mindfulness, colouring in or a gentle walk that focuses the mind on the steps.

To provide a daily structure for reflection, Stuartholme has adapted The Daily Examen, created by St. Ignatius Loyola. It is a way to review our day so that we may cultivate gratitude for the people, experiences and events that bring joy and happiness, and grow in our understanding of how we can improve on the times when we have not acted in a way that reflected our best selves.

Below is an excerpt from the girls ‘Take 5’ Reflection booklet that explains our Daily Examen:

It has been a really positive start to the program with students and staff enjoying the stillness and quiet. As one Year 11 student commented, “having an allocated 5 minutes in my day for mindfulness I am able to re-focus my mind, centre my thoughts and consequently be more ‘present’ in class. I know that the majority of my class mates share this opinion”.

We are hoping throughout the year to run sessions for parents on different meditation techniques, so stay tuned to this space for more information on this program.

Sarah Daff
Director of Mission

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 …

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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, innovate and compassionate people who live fully and wisely as transformative, effective global citizens.
There is no better way to understand our place in the world and the connections that exist across the globe, than to experience first-hand the lives of those from situations other than our own. In doing this, we fully comprehend that what divides us is far less than what unites us, and that genuine relationships have the ability to transcend culture, language, race and socioeconomic status.

It is because of this, that Stuartholme is excited to announce our Sacred Heart Immersion Program. In partnership with Antipodeans Expeditions, Stuartholme will travel to a Sacred Heart school in India and participate in:
• Sustainable, hands-on community project at a Sacred Heart school
• Adventurous team trek in the Himalayas
• Exploration of the amazing sights of this unforgettable country
It is our hope that this immersion program develops a long-term relationship with our Sacred Heart brothers and sisters in India, and results in a mutual exchange of culture and support.
For more information on the Parent Information Evening and the trip, please click here.

Sarah Daff
Director of Mission

 

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 …

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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. The Year 12 QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) Information presentation will follow this event, commencing at 7pm in the Theatre. A QTAC representative will give students and parents information about applying for university and TAFE courses.
Mark this in your calendar, we look forward to seeing you there!

Stacey Wallace
Careers Counsellor

 

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 …

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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 the morning tea and lunch break to chat with your friends in real time, not online. Also, please remember that no photographs of other students are to be taken whilst in school uniform.

Andrea Reddan
Deputy Principal, Student Wellbeing

 

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 …

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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 …

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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 periods.

Students will also be able to purchase after hours food (3-3.45pm). This service will be available Monday-Thursday. Students are asked to go to the kitchen and purchase from the menu. Correct change would be appreciated.

Both of these new services are in the development stage and we will be flexible in trying to achieve the best way to cater for the demand.

pre-order menu 2017

after hours menu

 

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 …

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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 being achieved towards gender equity in the architectural profession.

‘In 1983, Catherine co-founded Women in Architecture Queensland which hosted the first exhibition of the work of 40 women architects the following year,’ Clements said.

‘Over the past 30 years Catherine has tirelessly advocated for gender equity and promoted the outstanding contribution women make to the architectural profession.

‘Catherine brought a new level of energetic focus to gender equity issues both through her own practice, Ferrier Baudet Architects, and at the Institute when she became the first woman architect to be elected to the Queensland Chapter Council in 1989.

‘Importantly, Catherine inspired Paula Whitman on a path of investigative research which subsequently led to the landmark 2005 study Going places: The Career Progression of Women in Architecture.

‘This prize is a fitting tribute to and recognition of Catherine’s achievements, the benefits of which will be felt by generations of women architects into the future.’

In awarding Catherine the prize the jury noted that, ‘Catherine is an exceptional role model and mentor for many young and emerging architects and she is a most worthy recipient of the Inaugural Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize 2017.’

The Prize is a new initiative of the Australian Institute of Architects’ National Committee for Gender Equity and aims to recognise exceptional leadership and an outstanding contribution to the advancement of gender equity in architectural practice, education and governance. The national prize is named in honour of the late Queensland architect, university professor and gender equity
advocate, Paula Whitman.

It is part of a broader suite of initiatives the Institute is leading to promote gender equity in the profession. Last year the Institute adopted and met a new target to ensure gender equity on its Board of Directors.

Information from the Australian Institute of Architects

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 …

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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 least a sound achievement, it will also provide her with 4 credits towards a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and she will be eligible for 2 bonus ranks towards her entry rank in Queensland Universities including the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University.

Languages available are Arabic, Korean, Modern Greek, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese.

An expression of interest needs to be registered at Academic Student Services by Friday 10 March. A fee of $61 applies.

Laurence Somerset
Vocational Education and Training Coordinator

lsomerset@stuartholme.com

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 …

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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 departing School at 7.15am and returning by 3.40pm. Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, renowned Australian TV personality and science communicator, will welcome students to the program, followed by a Street Science demonstration to inspire and excite young scientists and inventors. The challenge is linked to the Australian Curriculum and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.
I am seeking nominations from interested girls in Year 7 who would like to be a part of this team. Please email me by Tuesday 7 March.

Wendy Macdonald
Leader of Learning – Science

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 …

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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 …

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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 for young people leaving school.

If you believe you may be eligible, please contact your nearest Disability Services Centre before Friday 21 April to ensure you are registered and booked for an assessment or a review of your existing assessment.

Oxley Service Centre: 3035 1701
Nundah Service Centre: 3406 9000
Mt Gravatt Service Centre: 3877 8800

To find out more visit Department of Communities

 

 

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 …

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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 wonderful adventure! Our 130 girls were required to physically and emotionally rely on and support each other through these team activities:

  • Initiatives,
  • Raft building,
  • Sustainability,
  • Glider possum,
  • Orienteering,
  • Low ropes

The girls were accompanied by their Teacher Mentors who will be beside them for the next three years, to consolidate this relationship.  We were lucky to have Mrs Melissa Robinson from our Boarding School, Miss King who teaches many of the Year 7s and Mr Woodward the Year 9 LoSW.

Some of the wonderful challenges for the girls and the success of this positive program are evident in the photos below.

Jennie Warrick
Year 7 Leader of Student Wellbeing

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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 …

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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 before hearing from our guest speaker, Dr Abby Kamalakanthan (Class of 1998) in the Theatre.

Abby is an Associate Director at KPMG Australia in Sydney and the recent Founder of Abby’s Acumen, a mentoring start up for students and young professionals in the Economics, Accounting, Finance and Business sectors. She has previously worked at multinational consulting firms such as AECOM Australia, PwC Australia and Grant Thornton Australia in Brisbane. Abby holds a PhD in Health Economics, a Master of International Economics and Finance, a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Business Management (Information Systems), all from The University of Queensland. In 2016, she was nominated for The University of Queensland Distinguished Young Alumni Award. Abby is also the former President of Young Economists Queensland and a former Executive Director on the Board of the Economic Society of Australia (Queensland). She has given interviews nationally on ABC Radio and for Business Review Weekly (BRW) magazine on important health policy issues. Abby is also a published author. Her book titled “The Supply of General Practitioners in Australia: an Economic Analysis” is available online from all leading international and Australian book retailers.

This is a complimentary event, however we do need you to RSVP by Friday 24 March for catering purposes. Please click here to RSVP.

Parking will be available on the oval. Please advise us of any special requirements so that we can provide assistance on the day.

 

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 …

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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 a series of questions on current affairs. In the evening, the girls along with two students representing Kelvin Grove State College and two students representing St Joseph’s Gregory Terrace presented a 5-minute prepared speech as well as being asked to consider and answer two impromptu questions – “If you were Prime Minister for a day what would your first priority be?” and ”What does success mean for you?”
The evening session was held at the Lavalla Centre and the standard of speaking was outstanding. The judges in their summary commended all of the competitors. Both girls were very worthy representatives of Stuartholme. It was very exciting to hear that Sarah won the evening and will move through to the next level of the competition – we wish her the best of luck.

Thank you to Ms Sharpe and the Cor Unum Committee who joined me in supporting the girls.

Andrea Reddan
Deputy Principal Student Wellbeing

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 …

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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 Science within our school community and are aiming to write Science Snippets in the Newsletter.

 

Wendy Macdonald
Leader of Learning – Science

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 …

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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 a range of colourful, reflective and experiential ways with a large number of works to explore.

One of the installations that the girls were able to experience was a Left/Right Slide which has been re-created for this exhibition.  The public were asked to vote for their most favoured artwork from the last ten years and the slide created by Carsten Holler was selected.  Holler’s work considers our experience in riding a giant slide and ponders the contrasting emotions such as anticipation, fear, fun and relief.

Year 11 had, as their specific focus, a range of works which communicated the spiritual nature of our humanity.  Some of the gallery’s wonderful indigenous artworks were of particular interest to the girls and complemented their research for written and practical work for their folio, Beings of Spirit.

In reflecting on the artworks they observed and experienced, the students showed a good understanding of the artists’ different messages and of their own reactions to these.  The girls were hard working, respectful and punctual on their visit and were a credit to themselves and to the school.

Pierina Curties and Nan Chesterman
Teachers – Art

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 …

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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 presented in an educational, sometimes confrontational, but always engaging way.

Jennifer McGrath
Teacher

 

 

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, …

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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
Where: State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane

This is a free event. For more information go to www.qfcc.qld.gov.au

 

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 …

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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
GRADE 7 – 50M Freestyle Champion – Bronze Medal Yasmin Squires (34.13s)
GRADE 7 – 50M Freestyle Champion – Silver Medal Amelia Pothecary (33.97s)
GRADE 7 – 50M Freestyle Champion – Gold Medal Eliza Ellerby (33.29s)
GRADE 7 – 50M  Breaststroke Champion – Bronze Medal Sophia Henderson (48.57s)
GRADE 7 – 50M Breaststroke Champion – Silver Medal Ruby Cowan (46.49s)
GRADE 7 – 50M Breaststroke Champion – Gold Medal Phoebe Dobson (44.30s)
GRADE 7 – 50M  Backstroke Champion – Bronze Medal Elise Butler (41.62s)
GRADE 7 – 50M Backstroke Champion – Silver Medal Rebecca Phelan (41.28s)
GRADE 7 – 50M Backstroke Champion – Gold Medal Phoebe Dobson (41.16s)
GRADE 7 – 50M  Butterfly Champion – Bronze Medal Yasmin Squires (40.49s)
GRADE 7 – 50M Butterfly Champion – Silver Medal Rebecca Phelan (38.52s)
GRADE 7 – 50M Butterfly Champion – Gold Medal Eliza Ellerby (37.84s)
YEAR 8 PRESENTATIONS
EVENT NAME
GRADE 8 – 50M Freestyle Champion – Bronze Medal Lizzy Nolan (29.86s)
GRADE 8 – 50M Freestyle Champion – Silver Medal Molly Nasser (29.54s)
GRADE 8 – 50M Freestyle Champion – Gold Medal Lara Owen (28.73s)
GRADE 8 – 50M  Breaststroke Champion – Bronze Medal Oonagh Keogh (43.50s)
GRADE 8 – 50M Breaststroke Champion – Silver Medal Lizzy Nolan (43.18s)
GRADE 8 – 50M Breaststroke Champion – Gold Medal Amy Horn (40.72s)
GRADE 8 – 50M  Backstroke Champion – Bronze Medal Ella Cole (40.20s)
GRADE 8 – 50M Backstroke Champion – Silver Medal Stella Hosking (37.26s)
GRADE 8 – 50M Backstroke Champion – Gold Medal Lizzy Nolan (35.30s)
GRADE 8 – 50M  Butterfly Champion – Bronze Medal Amy Horn (36.38s)
GRADE 8 – 50M Butterfly Champion – Silver Medal Lizzy Nolan (33.27s)
GRADE 8 – 50M Butterfly Champion – Gold Medal Lara Owen (33.22s)
YEAR 9 PRESENTATIONS
EVENT NAME
GRADE 9 – 50M Freestyle Champion – Bronze Medal Abbey Pomeroy (30.89s)
GRADE 9 – 50M Freestyle Champion – Silver Medal Holly Roads (29.38s)
GRADE 9 – 50M Freestyle Champion – Gold Medal Taylah Tyerman-Webster (27.50s) RECORD – Previous 29.06s (1996)
GRADE 9 – 50M  Breaststroke Champion – Bronze Medal Abbey Pomeroy (42.88s)
GRADE 9 – 50M Breaststroke Champion – Silver Medal Bridie Roche (40.83s)
GRADE 9 – 50M Breaststroke Champion – Gold Medal Taylah Tyerman-Webster (38.50s)
GRADE 9 – 50M  Backstroke Champion – Bronze Medal Bridie Roche (37.54s)
GRADE 9 – 50M Backstroke Champion – Silver Medal Sammy Kelley (37.01s)
GRADE 9 – 50M Backstroke Champion – Gold Medal Holly Roads (33.49s) RECORD – Previous 33.95s (2002)
GRADE 9 – 50M  Butterfly Champion – Bronze Medal Lily Hunter (35.58s)
GRADE 9 – 50M Butterfly Champion – Silver Medal Holly Roads (31.19s)
GRADE 9 – 50M Butterfly Champion – Gold Medal Taylah Tyerman-Webster (29.93s) RECORD – Previous 31.04s (2004)

 

YEAR 10 PRESENTATIONS
EVENT NAME
GRADE 10 – 50M Freestyle Champion – Bronze Medal Emma Tucker (31.51s)
GRADE 10 – 50M Freestyle Champion – Silver Medal Harriet O’Neil (31.37s)
GRADE 10 – 50M Freestyle Champion – Gold Medal Phoebe Leech (30.91s)
GRADE 10 – 50M  Breaststroke Champion – Bronze Medal Eliza Wregg (46.16s)
GRADE 10 – 50M Breaststroke Champion – Silver Medal Sophie Fern (44.79s)
GRADE 10 – 50M Breaststroke Champion – Gold Medal Phoebe Leech (41.38s)
GRADE 10 – 50M  Backstroke Champion – Bronze Medal Harriet O’Neil (38.44s)
GRADE 10 – 50M Backstroke Champion – Silver Medal Eliza Wregg (37.73s)
GRADE 10 – 50M Backstroke Champion – Gold Medal Emma Tucker (36.90s)
GRADE 10 – 50M  Butterfly Champion – Bronze Medal Eliza Wregg (37.46s)
GRADE 10 – 50M Butterfly Champion – Silver Medal Harriett O’Neil (36.38s)
GRADE 10 – 50M Butterfly Champion – Gold Medal Emma Tucker (35.69s)

 

YEAR 11 PRESENTATIONS
EVENT NAME
GRADE 11 – 50M Freestyle Champion – Bronze Medal Sophie Bolton (30.40s)
GRADE 11 – 50M Freestyle Champion – Silver Medal April Edwards (30.00s)
GRADE 11 – 50M Freestyle Champion – Gold Medal Phoebe Robinson (29.58s)
GRADE 11 – 50M  Breaststroke Champion – Bronze Medal Josie Kelley (42.87s)
GRADE 11 – 50M Breaststroke Champion – Silver Medal Nicola Anderson (42.78s)
GRADE 11 – 50M Breaststroke Champion – Gold Medal Kate Davidson (41.22s)
GRADE 11 – 50M  Backstroke Champion – Bronze Medal Charlotte Terry (36.49s)
GRADE 11 – 50M Backstroke Champion – Silver Medal Sophie Bolton (36.44s)
GRADE 11 – 50M Backstroke Champion – Gold Medal Phoebe Robinson (35.45s)
GRADE 11 – 50M  Butterfly Champion – Bronze Medal Abbey Bennett (33.95s)
GRADE 11 – 50M Butterfly Champion – Silver Medal April Edwards (33.93s)
GRADE 11 – 50M Butterfly Champion – Gold Medal Sophie Bolton (33.55s)

 

YEAR 12 PRESENTATIONS
EVENT NAME
GRADE 12 – 50M Freestyle Champion – Bronze Medal Susan Phelan (31.28s)
GRADE 12 – 50M Freestyle Champion – Silver Medal Gemma Rose (30.52s)
GRADE 12 – 50M Freestyle Champion – Gold Medal Lizzy Ostwald (30.49s)
GRADE 12 – 50M  Breaststroke Champion – Bronze Medal Gemma Rose (43.18s)
GRADE 12 – 50M Breaststroke Champion – Silver Medal Lucy Doyle (42.55s)
GRADE 12 – 50M Breaststroke Champion – Gold Medal Claudia Neill (39.94s)
GRADE 12 – 50M  Backstroke Champion – Bronze Medal Susan Phelan (38.00s)
GRADE 12 – 50M Backstroke Champion – Silver Medal Lizzy Ostwald (37.05s)
GRADE 12 – 50M Backstroke Champion – Gold Medal Gemma Rose (36.10s)
GRADE 12 – 50M  Butterfly Champion – Bronze Medal Lizzy Ostwald (36.95s)
GRADE 12 – 50M Butterfly Champion – Silver Medal Claudia Neill (36.77s)
GRADE 12 – 50M Butterfly Champion – Gold Medal Ellen Kneipp (36.59s)

 

OPEN PRESENTATIONS
EVENT NAME
OPEN – 100M Freestyle Champion – Bronze Medal Charlotte Terry (1:07.43)
OPEN – 100M Freestyle Champion – Silver Medal Molly Nasser (1:05.02)
OPEN – 100M Freestyle Champion – Gold Medal Taylah Tyerman-Webster (1:01.36)
OPEN – 100M Breaststroke Champion – Bronze Medal Claudia Neill (1:27.52)
OPEN – 100M Breaststroke Champion – Silver Medal Kate Davidson (1:26.94)
OPEN – 100M Breaststroke Champion – Gold Medal Taylah Tyerman-Webster (1:22.99)
OPEN – 100M Backstroke Champion – Bronze Medal Lizzy Nolan (1:15.59)
OPEN – 100M Backstroke Champion – Silver Medal Phoebe Robinson (1:13.57)
OPEN – 100M Backstroke Champion – Gold Medal Holly Roads (1:12.88)
OPEN – 100M Butterfly Champion – Bronze Medal Molly Nasser (1:18.29)
OPEN – 100M Butterfly Champion – Silver Medal Phoebe Robinson (1:16.37)
OPEN – 100M Butterfly Champion – Gold Medal Holly Roads (1:11.48)
OPEN – 200M Freestyle Champion – Bronze Medal
OPEN – 200M Freestyle Champion – Silver Medal
OPEN – 200M Freestyle Champion – Gold Medal
OPEN – 200M Individual Medley Champion – Bronze Medal Stella Hosking (2:53.60)
OPEN – 200M Individual Medley Champion – Silver Medal Claudia Neill (2:51.50)
OPEN – 200M Individual Medley Champion – Gold Medal Charlotte Terry (2:41.50)

 

 

 

 

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 …

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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 change.

There were a number of highlights which made the camp very enjoyable and successful. We introduced a new member to the team, Hannah Cioccarelli, her horse ‘Scout’ and the Cioccarelli family. Claire Abercrombie was unfortunately unable to attend but we will see her at competitions throughout the season.

The coaching was extremely effective with Leasa, Lesley and Mel once again demonstrating their expertise and innate care of the riders and parents. The lessons started early and finished late so everyone was well catered for.

The social aspect of the weekend was, as usual, integral to the enjoyment of the camp with numerous games and activities for the riders and parents. Apple bobbing competitions seem to be the key to developing competitive spirit in everyone in this sport!

Thank you to everyone for making it such an enjoyable weekend, I know you are looking forward to the next camp at QSEC later in the year.

The Team is preparing for our Stuartholme Day at Fig Tree Pocket on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April.  The community is invited to come and support the team on both days and to meet the horses and riders.

The Regional Titles follow soon after at the end of April at Beaudesert and this is a major event for all the Stuartholme riders.

All the best for all the riders in their current competition season.

Anna Starosta
Equestrian Co-ordinator

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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. …

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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 for each state, plus other rowers from interstate who may want to compete.

Stuartholme students Belle Townsend (Year 11) and Phoebe Robinson (Year 11) competed at the QLD State Championships for Commercial and UQ Boat Clubs respectively. We also had some alumnae competing at clubs; Mackenzi Wareham (2016) for Toowong and Alex French (2008) for UQ. Lucy Theodore (2016) was meant to compete also, but was carrying a back injury. Congratulations to all the girls on competing in such a high-class regatta.

Congratulations to Phoebe came home with a fantastic 3 Gold and 2 Silver, winning the U21 Four, U19 Four and U19 Eight with her UQ teammates. Congratulations also to Kenzi Wareham who claimed Bronze in the U19 Quad Scull and U19 Eight with her Toowong teammates.

Phoebe then went on to compete in the NSW State Championships held last weekend. I’m very happy to report that the girls claimed Gold in the Schoolgirl Four and the U21 Eight. Both of these wins are fantastic achievements against such strong competition.

Furthermore, against some current Olympians, Phoebe’s crew placed 6th in the Elite Women’s Eight, 28s behind 1st place.

From here, Phoebe’s UQ crew will compete at the National Championships in March against the best crews in the country. We wish her and her crew all the best on their campaign.

The Green and Gold..

On Monday, former Alumnae Daniella Serra (2011) was one of two females in the country to be invited to the senior trials that will be conducted at the National Championships coming up in March. These trials will select the Australian Rowing Team that will participate in the World Rowing Cups #2 & #3 in 2017.

Danni had her first national representation last year, coxing the U23 Women’s Eight that competed in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Danni now moves into the ‘Senior A’ category which puts her alongside Olympians such as Kim Brennan.

This is a significant accomplishment by Danni and a very exciting time for her. If selected, she will be the number one female coxswain in the country and competing for an Olympic position in 2020. We wish her all the best for her upcoming events!

Matt Marden
Director of Rowing

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, …

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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 big achievement to be one of the top swimmers in the district.

A special mention to the following girls  who have been selected in the Metropolitan West Swimming team to compete at the State Championships in March at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Chandler.

Taylah Tyerman-Webster
Phoebe Dobson
Molly Nasser
Lara Owen
Holly Roads
Aislinn Hawkins (direct entry to States)
Amy Horn (direct entry to States)

We wish the girls all the best for the State Championships!

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 …

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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.

 

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 …

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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

 

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 …

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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’, St Rita’s, Brigidine, Terrace and Marist, and prepared by the Marist Catering Students.
In our tables we completed a quiz, with 40 questions on French Trivia, which really tested our knowledge! It was a great night that was really enjoyed by all the senior French students.

Georgia Perissinotto, Year 11

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Music at Twilight invitation

 

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Music at Twilight invitation

 

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 …

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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 support the girls and the Music Department by ensuring that these events run smoothly. This term there are two opportunities to volunteer to assist the Music Department. Please follow the links below to nominate a time when you are available to assist with the set-up, sale of food and drinks and/or pack up on the night of the Twilight Concert.

Promotion of the Music Department on Open day –  half an hour, click on the link below:

www.volunteersignup.org/FA88P

To assist with the set-up, sale of food and drinks and/or pack up at the Twilight Concert, click on the link below:

www.volunteersignup.org/YJL88

We look forward to meeting you as we listen to our daughters entertain us over the course of 2017. Thank you in anticipation of your generous support.

Kind regards

Lisa Betts, Secretary

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 …

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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.