In this issue

Stuartholme Morning Herald
Science Snippets
Frequently Asked Questions
Introducing new staff
Year 11 Wise Wellness
Social Justice
Under one sky
School Shop
Centenary Book and merchandise

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends, Please click here to watch my Newsletter issue 6 address.   Take care and God Bless, Kristen Sharpe Principal        

From the Principal
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Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends,

Please click here to watch my Newsletter issue 6 address.

 

Take care and God Bless,

Kristen Sharpe
Principal

 

 

 

 

Message from the Deputy Principal

Engaging students in learning to optimise success As I reflect on the first two weeks of the delivery of STU@HOME, it is clear as a …

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Message from the Deputy Principal

Engaging students in learning to optimise success

As I reflect on the first two weeks of the delivery of STU@HOME, it is clear as a community we are agile and adaptable and have embraced the move to learning and teaching from home in an impressive way.

In a very considered and systematic approach, STU@HOME has supported our mission to provide quality teaching and learning for the young women under our care. While I am grateful that during this pandemic, we have had the technology to support and facilitate our program, a highlight has been through the way our teachers have constructed and delivered lessons. These lessons have transformed the learning for our girls.

For learning to be effective, it must be deeply rooted in purpose and connection, and STU@HOME has sustained this intent. Therefore, effective teaching must provide students with the opportunity to engage in deep thinking where teachers guide and instruct the students learning. In this context, learning experiences are cultivated in a way to develop their capacity to improve the big picture skills that they need in the future – creative problem solving, perseverance, critical thinking, independence and above all adaptability. Ironically, the remote teaching and learning environment has become the ideal platform for this learning to thrive.

The success of STU@HOME is evident in the creative and diverse modes of delivery of lessons from our teachers to suit the specific context of the learning and discipline. Also, the feedback and connection provided through multiple platforms of OneNote, email, ZOOM, and other collaboration tools work to optimise success for our girls. Our learning approach has been purposefully aligned with the meticulous care of our Wellbeing Team to ensure wellbeing is maximised in a remote learning environment. Consequently, our students are safer, happier and ready to engage in their learning. It has been a genuinely collaborative effort from the entire Stuartholme staff to realise STU@HOME, and we are immensely proud of what has and will continue to be achieved for our girls.

A key indicator for success is attendance, and I would like to congratulate our girls on well above 90% attendance of students in the program daily. It is evident our girls are engaged in their learning, and we as community work in partnership to support them in optimising their success.

Well done to all involved in a successful first two weeks of STU@HOME.

As we look to what is ahead for us over the coming weeks and months, the following poem that has been doing the rounds has certainly resonated with me, and I thought I would share with you all to conclude.

And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.

And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.   K O’Meara

I wish you all good and blessings over this time and thank you on behalf of the Stuartholme staff for your faith and support as we collectively navigate these unprecedented times together.

Best wishes,

Daniel Crump
Deputy Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message from the Dean of Mission

Sacred Heart Spirituality – Contemplative & Active  One of the hallmarks of the Sacred Heart community is to be both contemplative and active. By contemplative we mean cultivating …

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Message from the Dean of Mission

Sacred Heart Spirituality – Contemplative & Active 

One of the hallmarks of the Sacred Heart community is to be both contemplative and activeBy contemplative we mean cultivating those practices in our lives that help us to see as God sees. And by active we mean having a heart for justice. The Society of the Sacred Heart – England and Wales say it like this: 

 We are called to be contemplative in spirit, generous and educative in mission and passionate for justice, peace and the integrity of creation. We are contemplatives in action, rooted in prayer and reflection, and by looking deeply at the world around us, we try to see it as God sees it, so that we can better love and serve others. i 

 Take 5 

 One of the ways that we try to cultivate a contemplative spirit at Stuartholme is through Take 5. Each day, we ask the students to stop and reflect on the beauty and wonder of the world that surrounds them and review their day. A simple way to do this is by reflecting on the following questions: 

 

  1. Breathe – Become aware of your breathing.  
  1. Rewind – Review your day – all of your actions, interactions and feelings up until that present moment.  
  1. Say Thanks – What am I grateful for today?  
  1. Examine – How have I not been my best self today?  
  1. Grow – How have I grown today? 

 

There is also a number of other simple activities for Take 5 on the Mission page of the STU@HOME portal  

 Consistent dedication to this kind of exercise is essential to spiritual wellbeing and also enables success academically, emotionally, and spiritually. 

 As we continue in these unprecedented times of STU@HOME, I encourage you to ensure that Take 5 is a part of the daily rhythm of your daughter’s school day. 

 

What we make it 

 To conclude this week, I share with you a reflection that we used recently for staff prayer by L.R Knost. 

All is not as it should be. But all is as it is. 
And as it is 
we can still see wishes in stars 
and new leaves sprouting on trees 
and shapes in the clouds 
and silver webs with tiny owners 
and flowers tilting toward warm sunlight 
and love in our children’s eyes 
and hope in the mirror. 
Yes, it is as it is. 
But it is also what we make it. 

Creator God, even though we are unable to gather together in our usual way, we pray for the recognition of Your presence and action among us through prayer and new awareness. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen. 

 

Peace and blessings for the weeks ahead. 

Justin Golding
Dean of Mission

i https://societysacredheart.org.uk/About-Us/Who-we-are 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message from the Dean of Student Wellbeing

The essence of Sacred Heart education continues under the STU@HOME Model “The essence of a Sacred Heart school is that it is deeply concerned for …

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Message from the Dean of Student Wellbeing

The essence of Sacred Heart education continues under the STU@HOME Model

The essence of a Sacred Heart school is that it is deeply concerned for each student’s total development-spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical”. Sr Suzanne Cooke, rscJ.

A key point of difference characterising our Stuartholme school community is ensuring the wellbeing of our students so that we optimise success.

I am proud that as schooling in Term Two has been implemented in a different way, that we have worked hard together to ensure that each young woman is deeply cared for and protected.

Building connectedness during social distancing – a key to success in caring

The Leaders of Student Wellbeing for each Year level and the Teacher Mentors of each House group in the Year level have enjoyed setting the students up for success.

Teacher mentors have connected with their groups at the start of each week checking in with them via Zoom and ensuring a solid start from the outset. The Leaders of Student Wellbeing have sustained this connection with each Teacher Mentor Group Zooming across the fortnight and via email to trouble shoot and keep in touch.

Student Reception has remained open every day with Ms Alison Oatway at the helm, and our school psychologists are on hand, all contributing in a significant way to the creation of the ‘Stuartholme Village’.

The Cor Unum Committee and House Captains have also worked hard behind the scenes involving SRC representatives to help build connectedness to community; one of the essentials to a strong sense of wellbeing.

Self-regulation and resilience – the silver lining

The Wellbeing team participated in a webinar and panel of international experts this week examining how to help our students navigate COVID-19.

Research presented suggested that the skills in self-regulation and dealing with set-backs that are being developed by young women now will increase their chances of success. Notably, that COVID-19 presents a rich opportunity of what it means to be human and to showcase for young people how to problem solve around this.

I am pleased that we are capitalising on this through our Wise Wellness program delivered in regular lessons in the school timetable across all year levels under the STU@HOME model.

Wellness lessons are based on firm evidence from research which clearly links wellbeing with academic success.  The program is a proactive team approach underpinned by our model which aims to build students’ resilience and maximise their success.

Continuing to work together in partnership with parents

A hallmark of the approach to wellbeing at Stuartholme is the close bond with our parents.

We have always worked together, both in the real world and online, to always be bigger, wiser and stronger.

Parental support during COVI-19 remains important and I encourage you to continue to engage with our parent portal on STU@HOME to seek advice and guidance on a range of topics. By continuing to work together during these unprecedented times we optimise the chance for every single young woman to be the very best that she can be.

 

Deb Lonsdale-Walker
Dean of Student Wellbeing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-curricular News

Speech & Performance Congratulations to Elli Veleski, Year 8 who won a ‘Top Of The State’ award for her Speech and Performance AMEB exam results …

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Co-curricular News

Speech & Performance

Congratulations to Elli Veleski, Year 8 who won a ‘Top Of The State’ award for her Speech and Performance AMEB exam results for 2019.  Elli will perform at Parliament House at the annual CSPT Awards evening when current restrictions are relaxed. Well done Elli!

Interstate Indoor Rowing Championships

Stuartholme girls showed their Queensland pride recently by competing in the Interstate Indoor Rowing Championships – which Queensland won!

Stuartholme past and present participants:

Betts Family (Georgia, Emily, Matthew)
Georgi Hedberg
Lucy Hope (alumni)
Zavier & Alex Horder
Erin Lafferty
Emily Lucht
Ella McKenzie (alumni)
Emma McCarthy
Louise Pattie (alumni)
Chloe & Georgia Sharp
Lucy Theodore (alumni)

Interstate Indoor Rowing Championship of Australia (full results on RA website)

State       Total Meteres     No of Participants     Metres per Participant

Qld         22,483,408m                580                     38,764m

Vic          14,531,913m                 302                           48,119m

Tas          13,428,577m                 225                           59,683m

NSW       12,747,667m                316                            40,341m

SA             5,386,765m                113                            47,670m

ACT          4,277,246m                107                            39,974m

WA            3,761,302m                 93                             40,444m

NT            1,830,361m                  19                             96,355m

 

Music rehearsals in full swing

Don’t forget to check the student notices for updates on Music Rehearsals.

Mr Mear’s neighbours were treated to him “air conducting” the Concert Band last week. You can watch the Hans Zimmer piece he’s “conducting” here https://my.stuartholme.com/homepage/2023

Our Music Tutor, Evalyn also created this clip from a project the Joigny Strings are working on. It is the demo clip that they will use to create their own virtual ensemble: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1666726904

During rehearsals, Mr Mear mutes all participants and plays the backing track through his computer for students to play along to. He then unmutes each individually so he can hear how they are going.  Great job everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auslan classes

We had 29 students at our first Auslan class on Tuesday, from Years 8-12. Great job girls! It’s not too late to join, please email Claire Lawler clawler@stuartholme.com for the details.

 

 

 

Message from the Careers Counsellor

Hi everyone, What a great first two weeks of STU@Home! I’ve really enjoyed making the most of this opportunity to engage with our students and …

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Message from the Careers Counsellor

Hi everyone,

What a great first two weeks of STU@Home! I’ve really enjoyed making the most of this opportunity to engage with our students and families in different ways.

Please find some opportunities and information that might be of interest below my update about Year 10, Year 11, Year 12 and alumnae careers activities that have been happening this fortnight.

Warm regards,

Tom Lillyman
Careers Counsellor

 

Year 10

Year 10 have kicked off their Careers and SET Planning sessions that will be running in Wise Wellness all term. We’ve started by unpacking the first section of students’ Career Profiles – Personality Type. It’s been wonderful to see students engaging and posting thoughtful, reflective responses to the different activities. Thanks to all the parents and carers who are supporting their girls with these activities!

 

Year 11

I’m also working with Year 11 for the next three weeks in Wise Wellness, focusing on career exploration and aspiration. We kicked this off with career exploration bingo this week, where students could choose the kinds of exploration activities that they were most interested in. Some of my favourite responses have been to the light-hearted pet careers square, where students nominated careers that suited their pets. Here are a few of many great ideas!

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Next week we’ll focus on envisioning the future, before a Zoom panel with some amazing young alumnae in Week 4, who’ll de-mystify life after school and the different pathways they’ve taken to find careers they enjoy.

Year 12

I’ll be seeing Year 12 in Wise Wellness on 26 May for a session and panel focused on transitioning out of school. In the meantime I’ve been staying in touch regularly via email, keeping everyone up-to-date on different opportunities and information and answering any questions.

We’ve also re-imagined activities that support students interested in medicine for STU@Home this term. This week, I ran Zoom sessions with UQ and Griffith that allowed Year 12 students to learn more about pathways to the Doctor of Medicine and ask their questions. Entry to medicine can be very confusing, so talking directly to universities about their requirements is a really valuable opportunity for students!

Webinar for young alumnae

I’ll also be running a free LinkedIn for Young Alumnae webinar next Friday, 8 May.

Recruiters and HR professionals almost always use LinkedIn to vet and qualify candidates. In this session, we’ll discuss how to get started with LinkedIn if alumnae have never used it before. We’ll also touch on other ways LinkedIn can be used to help them on their career journey.

If you have a daughter who graduated in 2018 or 2019, she might like to join by registering here.

Compete

Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards Competition is now open and closes 30 June. Poets are encouraged to take inspiration from wherever they may find it, however, if you are looking for some direction you can use the 2020 optional theme – “We used to live there”. Find out more at the website.

Wool4School Student Design Competition

Want to work in the fashion industry? Fancy yourself as a designer? If so, you are invited to enter the Wool4School student design competition. This is purely a design competition, you don’t actually need to make the outfit; you submit your sketched designs online. Find out more on the competition website. Registrations close on 29 May 2020.

Bond University Film and Television Awards (BUFTA) Short Film Competition

Bond University Film and Television Awards (BUFTA) is a short film competition for aspiring filmmakers from Years 11 and 12 across Australia. There are six categories in the competition – Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Experimental Film and Music Video. Entries open on 1 May 2020 and close on 18 September 2020. Visit the BUFTA website for more details.

JMC The Canvas Award 2020

Are you a high school designer who is comfortable with drawing, painting or using digital mediums to convey your concept?  The inaugural Canvas Award is dedicated to showcasing the talent of aspiring young designers and their versatility in different mediums, either traditional, digital or both! Click here for more information.

Explore

ACU Virtual Campus Tour

Want to take a look around the ACU Campuses from the comfort of your own home?  Well you can! ACU has a 360 Virtual Tour of their Melbourne, Strathfield, North Sydney and Brisbane Campuses.

USQ Two Day Experiences

USQ Two Day Experiences are an engaging and immersive way to explore fields you are interested in. These events should run in September 2020 and cover 3 areas:

Film, TV & Radio | Surveying | Aviation

Find out more and register by visiting the USQ Two Day Experiences website.

QUT Vice-Chancellor’s STEM Conference

Applications are open for the QUT Vice-Chancellor’s STEM Camp, a week-long conference-style program of exciting talks, hands-on workshops and research projects to explore a future that combines creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship through STEM. The Conference should be held in the school holidays between 28 September and 2 October, 2020. Click here to find out more.

Slate’s Working podcast

Slate have a huge range of interviews on their Working podcast with the most diverse groups of professionals I’ve seen. Check it out if you want to hear more about all different kinds of jobs directly from people doing them.

Virtual work experience

A friendly reminder that The Careers Department offer virtual work experience in areas like:

  • Landscape design
  • Web design
  • Social media
  • UX/UI (User Experience/User Interface) design
  • Sports marketing
  • Journalism
  • Fashion buying

If you don’t have an account yet, you can find instructions and the school password on the Careers page of my.Stuartholme.

Free screen industry workshops (and other fun resources)

ACMI and Media Mentors are hosting twice-weekly workshops for screen industry professionals and enthusiasts. Learn more about everything from presentation skills to lighting to budget management. Workshops will be uploaded to ACMI’s YouTube channel every Wednesday and Friday at 10am.

Find out more about the workshops here and explore other online learning available through ACMI here.

 Apply

Virtual Careers Expo

It’s very uncertain at the moment whether any in-person university Open Days will be going ahead this year.

So if you’d like to talk to universities, you might like to attend the free virtual careers expo hosted by Torrens!

There are more than 50 exhibitors from all over Australia, including: UQ, UNE, University of Sydney, Griffith, RMIT, James Cook University, UNSW, QUT, TAFE Queensland, USQ, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), TAFE NSW, University of Newcastle, and a lot more.

See more and register here.

QUT VET entry update

QUT have announced that they will now consider students who have completed a Certificate IV or higher, without completing an ATAR, as long as they finish Year 12.

Find out more about this update here!

Early entry to university

Some universities offer early entry programs for Year 12 students. These programs allow students to apply directly to the university. Offers are usually made much earlier than offers made through QTAC. Read more about each program by visiting the links below:

 

University of New England (UNE) Early Entry Program

ACU Community Achiever Program

Sunshine Coast University Early Offer Guarantee Program

University of Southern Queensland Early Offer Guarantee Program

Southern Cross University STAR Program

ACU Passion for Business Program

 

JCU: Applying for medicine/dental/physiotherapy/veterinary science/Health Science courses

The following courses offered by JCU require a QTAC application as well as a direct application to JCU.

  • B Medicine/B Surgery
  • B Dental Surgery
  • B Veterinary Science
  • B Physiotherapy
  • B Health Science (Physician Assistant)

These JCU courses have a rural, remote, tropical and Indigenous communities focus.  Consequently, an important requirement of the JCU direct application is to demonstrate interest, experience, understanding and/or exposure to rural and/or remote locations and conditions.  Applicants living in metropolitan areas will find this challenging.  You will need to think creatively about how you can obtain the experience/knowledge this year.

Here are a few ideas:

  • interview practitioners who have worked in rural/remote areas
  • research the challenges for practitioners in rural/remote areas
  • learn about Northern Australia
  • find out as much as you can about the content of the JCU courses from brochures, the JCU website, career expos, TSXPO and other career/course events
  • attend a JCU webinar:

 

 

 

 

The Stuartholme Morning Herald

Hey Stu sisters, guess who’s back and better than ever. That’s right, it’s the Cor Unum committee here to be the lights of your life …

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The Stuartholme Morning Herald

Hey Stu sisters, guess who’s back and better than ever. That’s right, it’s the Cor Unum committee here to be the lights of your life once again. We can all safely say that we are keen to see our friends again and get away from our families for just a little bit of serenity. With this in mind, we just wanted to encourage everyone to keep in good spirits and push through these uncertain times. Hopefully this fun filled and light-hearted newsletter can provide a little break amongst the craziness of life right now. This is a super exciting edition of the Stuartholme Morning Herald with girls who are making Sophie Proud, left, right and centre. So, without boring you to death enjoy the read!

Getting the Academic Juices Flowing from the Humble Abode:

The exciting ways that we can get cracking with all of our super fun (not sarcastic K) school work.

Albert Einstein 01/05/20

Hey Stuartholmies!

STU@Home has been quite the change for everyone in our community but the Cor Unum Committee just want to say how proud we are of all of you for continuing to be the physical embodiment of our school motto “to be the best she can be”! We understand that learning at home might be a little overwhelming at the moment, luckily, we have the wonderful Academic Committee offering some amazing assistance!

The organised activities include a new tab located under the STU@Home webpage that the committee will be filling with useful information for studying at home this term and will be called Academic Committee. Over the next few weeks it will be including features such as ‘study skill tips’, ‘inspiring messages’ and ‘other study bonuses’ (e.g. list of brain food, timetable template, relaxing study music). Furthermore, over the next term, in the student notices, they will be running a brain buster ‘quiz’. This will offer us, as students, the opportunity to get ready for the day with a fun problem that stimulates the brain. A survey monkey link will be included in the notices to answer the question. Prizes will be awarded – when we go back to school – for both weekly correct answers and to those who answer the most questions correctly over the course of the term. Finally, the Academic Committee has selflessly decided to continue their maths tutoring program between grade 12s and grade 8s over email this term. This is an opportunity for grade 8 students to ask questions, talk through problems they may have in maths and receive support in maths from a grade 12 student. It is also a change for the grade 12 students to understand what is required to be a tutor and meaningfully contribute to the Stuartholme community.

These compassionate initiatives are definitely ‘Making Sophie Proud’ and reflecting the sacred heart goals we are taught as Stuartholme girls!

A big thank you to the Academic Captain Nieve Dickman and her awesome committee! If you have any questions don’t be afraid to send an email to Nieve at dickni20@stuartholme.com or any of the Cor Unum girls will be happy to direct in the right way as well!

Rowing Her Way to a spot in the Stuartholme Morning Herald:

Claire Loughman is but a humble Gundy girl, doing her part in Making Sophie Proud.

Usain Bolt 01/05/20

As I sat down to zoom with Claire, I was holding back a gag I must admit. The thought of doing voluntary exercise was making my head spin, but I had to keep it together for the sake of this newsworthy rowing powerhouse. Claire Loughman has been a quiet achiever these past few weeks and was nominated as a student who was making Sophie proud by Emma McCarthy because of her dedication to the extensive rowing training schedule that all the rowers are completing over term 2. One of the innovative ways that Stuartholme has overcome the troubles of sport from a distance is the Stu Virtual Fitness Club, something that can be found on the portal, and allows everyone to engage in physical activities with other Stuartholme girls. Personally I might be steering clear but you do you boo. Now you’re probably thinking, what does this have to do with Claire? Well, Claire has been tearing it up and has attended all of the scheduled sessions thus far, providing a brilliant example of what it is to make Sophie proud outside of the classroom. As I was speaking to Claire she revealed that she is, in fact, human, telling me that ‘even though exercise isn’t all that enjoyable I have loved being able to connect through zoom to other girls and coaches to get me motivated.’ Thank gosh she finds it hard because I would be starting to question my perception of reality otherwise. Claire also mentioned that her family has come around to joining some of the sessions, however they took a bit of convinced. Like many of us, the Loughman household is fuelled by family competition, however at the end of the day it’s all about beating her personal best for Claire. Many Stuartholme girls aren’t rowers, but I think we can all be inspired by Claire’s efforts and the idea of beating your personal best. If we can give it a crack, I am sure we will all feel a little better (maybe you might even cop a feature in a future edition of the Stuartholme Morning Herald), so head on over to the Stu Virtual Fitness club!

Celebrate Harmony Day from Home:

How to Make Sophie Proud with some Delicious Delicacies

Written by:

Unfortunately, due to, you guessed it, corona virus, multicultural committee wasn’t able to celebrate harmony day with us as planned. We got in touch with some of its members. Tilie Alleluia is multicultural captain for 2020. Tilie’s parents were both from Rwanda but left in 1994 because of the Rwandan genocide. Afterwards they relocated to Tanzania where they lived for 5 years where her two older brothers were born. Eventually her family settles in Nairobi, Kenya where they lived for 12 years, where Tilie and her other brother were born. Today she identifies with being both Rwandan and Kenyan, however she is more familiar with Rwandan Culture.

During isolation Tilie has caught up on about a months’ worth of sleep and has learnt heaps of new recipes and become friends with the trees in her neighbourhood. When asked to choose between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj, Tilie will always choose Nicki. Barbs for life.  If you are finding yourself bored during social isolation, multicultural committee has provided us with some recipes and activities to occupy your time:

 

To learn how to make Chinese lanterns Click: HERE

 

 

If you’re interested in learning how to make French Cheese Puffs Click: HERE

 

To learn how to make Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup Click: HERE

 

 

DANCE OFF FRIDAY!

Devastated about DOF? We’ve got news for you!

If I was asked what one thing is that sets Stuartholme apart from other Schools, I would say dance off Friday without a second thought. Nothing screams Cor-Unum like a Friday mosh with a solo performance by Molly Buckley. We asked the senior cohort for some help creating something to commemorate our missed dance off Friday today. Lets just say that the first dance off Friday we are allowed to run when we get back will be a DOF to remember

 

 

 

Pets

We know that seeing people’s pets makes everyone feel warm inside, so we thought that we would bring that feeling to you. Here is a collection of pets, great and small for everyone to enjoy!

Click on a photo to start gallery

 

Owner: Holly Clemson

Name: Milly

Interests: Unknown (she is a mystery dog)

 

Owner: Ms Sharpe

Name: Chanel

Fun Facts: She is 10 weeks old and at the moment her favourite thing to do is to have my attention and a cuddle. I also have a 15-year-old cat called Dior, who is struggling with an energetic and zealous pup. Her favourite thing to do is to also cuddle!

 

Owner: Mr Crump

Names: Chloe and Clifford

Fun Facts: They are 14 years old and are brother and sister. As you can see from the photo they love their afternoon river walks, but given they are ‘oldies’ they also love lots and lots of sleep (and more sleep).

Owner: Alice and Molly McCann

Name: Monty

Interests: eating

 

Owner: Annalise Barnes

Name: Benji

Fun Facts: I can say his border collie genes definitely make him a crazy and energetic yet a smart dog! He loves runs, swims and eating peanut butter (his fave treat).

 

Owner: Ms Lonsdale-Walker

Name: Leo

Fun Facts: He is 8 months old and has just mastered walking on a lead. He was afraid of cars but has overcome this fear now.

 

Owner: Ms Gilmore

Names: Rosie (dog, 4 years old ), Bluey (red cat – obviously! 17 years old) Sydney (asleep, 4 years old) and Luna (kitten, 6 months old).

 

Owner: Hayley Bowden

Name: Milo

Interests: she’s 1 year old and she’s likes chasing the chickens

 

Owner: Immy Fraser

Name: Clive

 

Owner: Lucy Baker

Names: Craig and Des

Interests: Eating, eating and more eating (they aren’t scary they just look kinda funky in this photo)

 

Memes

Bye Bye:

We hope that you all enjoyed the read, we can’t wait to hear from you all in the future with the exciting things that you are doing from home. Stay safe and stay positive.

Lots of love from the Cor Unum committee.

 

Science Snippets

In this unique period, everyone is worried about the health and safety of themselves and their loved ones, and understandably so. However, it is always …

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Science Snippets

In this unique period, everyone is worried about the health and safety of themselves and their loved ones, and understandably so. However, it is always good to look for a silver lining to the raincloud, and when it comes to the coronavirus, we have seen one benefit that is very unexpected. The environment! I am sure everyone has seen pictures on the news of clear water and blue skies, and it might seem small but when you look into there is a truly heart-warming amount of improvement.

First, there has been a reduction in gas emissions. For example, satellite images have shown a dramatic decrease in nitrogen dioxide (caused by cars, power plants and industrial facilities) in China during the Lunar New Year. Some experts believe that this reduction in air pollutant may have saved more lives than the death toll cause by the coronavirus in China. Areas all around the world are also experiencing this decrease after going into extreme lock down measures.

 

 

Big cities can visibly see the improvements in the air pollution after lockdowns. Citizens share before and after pictures, where a shocking blue sky replaces a dirty polluted one.

 

 

 

Water canals around the world are also appearing even clearer. In Venice, the absence of tourists and boats ahas made the water clearer than most locals could ever remember. Its so safe that dolphins and swans have aappeared in the waterways!

 

 

If you’re still looking for something to do in lockdown, maybe try out some at home science experiments! CSIRO’S Double Helix magazine has some fun and easy experiments to help you keep busy: https://blog.doublehelix.csiro.au/15-activity-ideas-for-young-makers/

By Revelle Rolfe (Year 11 UQ Science Ambassador

 

Reference List:

Ball, S., 2020. Clearer Water, Cleaner Air: The Environmental Effects Of Coronavirus. [online] France 24. Available at: <https://www.france24.com/en/20200320-clearer-water-cleaner-air-the-environmental-effects-of-coronavirus> [Accessed 29 April 2020].

Ellis-Petersen, H., Ratcliffe, R., Daniels, J., Cowie, S. and Kuo, L., 2020. ‘It’s Positively Alpine!’: Disbelief In Big Cities As Air Pollution Falls. [online] the Guardian. Available at: <https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/11/positively-alpine-disbelief-air-pollution-falls-lockdown-coronavirus> [Accessed 29 April 2020].

Yosufzai, R., 2020. How The Coronavirus Crisis Is Helping Improve The Environment Across The World. [online] SBS News. Available at: <https://www.sbs.com.au/news/how-the-coronavirus-crisis-is-helping-improve-the-environment-across-the-world>

 

 

 

Under one sky

Our Year 11s sent in photos of the sky above their house. This beautiful collage reminds us that we are all living under the one …

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Under one sky

Our Year 11s sent in photos of the sky above their house.

This beautiful collage reminds us that we are all living under the one sky but we sometimes see it so differently!

Frequently Asked Questions

Please remember to check our FAQs on MyStuartholme If you have a question, please email principal@stuartholme.com we will continue to update the FAQs based on …

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please remember to check our FAQs on MyStuartholme

If you have a question, please email principal@stuartholme.com we will continue to update the FAQs based on your questions to us.

 

 

Introducing our new staff

I am thrilled to join the Stuartholme community as the new Director of HR. It is certainly an interesting time to begin at a new …

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Introducing our new staff

I am thrilled to join the Stuartholme community as the new Director of HR.

It is certainly an interesting time to begin at a new school while so many staff are working remotely! Everyone I have met so far have made me feel very welcome and I am looking forward to meeting the rest of the community in the near future.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce our new staff members who have also started this term.

Hannah Robinson has returned to work following her parental leave.
Annie Von Homrigh – Science teacher
Adrienne Costello – Religion teacher

Best wishes,

Paul Davey
HR Director

Year 11 Wise Wellness

Pivoting our Year 11s towards their careers Wise Wellness lessons are based on firm evidence from research which clearly links wellbeing with academic success. Consistent …

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Year 11 Wise Wellness

Pivoting our Year 11s towards their careers

Wise Wellness lessons are based on firm evidence from research which clearly links wellbeing with academic success.

Consistent with research this term our Year 11 students will be engaged in lessons which aim to develop key skills related to responsible decision-making, social awareness and self-management.

In our first lesson we discussed the importance of embracing new experiences – to see opportunities that may surprise. The next few weeks will provide the girls with that opportunity as they participate in workshops focussed on career exploration, culminating in a panel of alumnae who will share their stories of post-school life.

Our lesson this week, developed by Mr Lillyman, Careers Counsellor, provided our students with a Career Exploration Bingo that allowed the girls to examine future career options in a fun and self-directed manner.

Louise Meehan
Leader of Student Wellbeing – Year 11

 

Social Justice

During this time of learning through Stu@Home, Social Justice at Stuartholme want to encourage our students to be the change they want to see in …

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Social Justice

During this time of learning through Stu@Home, Social Justice at Stuartholme want to encourage our students to be the change they want to see in their feed.

Although we are social distancing this does not necessarily mean Stuartholme women cannot support and assist others through volunteering, whilst learning how to fairly and effectively be an advocate. To provide opportunities in these areas Social Justice has launched several on-line programs, including:

Fortnightly JPIC (Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation, Stuartholme’s student led social justice club) meetings. These meetings are held Thursday lunchtime, 12:50pm of Week B via Zoom

  • Auslan classes, every Tuesday 3:15pm – 4pm via Zoom
  • Stu Story Time – record yourself reading a children’s story for our YouTube channel
  • Free online social justice courses offered from universities around the world
  • Online volunteering with Harvard University through Project Implicit or assist researchers in counting baby penguins or identifying migrating beluga whales
  • Help reduce landfill and repurpose old/ruined uniforms by creating see and no sew items for JPIC’s social enterprise, P4P
  • Start sorting through your cupboards to sort and donate item to Stu Case Rummage. For each acceptable item of clothing donated house points will be awarded. Education around clothing sustainability, greenwashing and landfill are available on Social Justice on Stu@Home
  • You Can’t Ask That – Refugees. On Friday, 15th May at 3:15pm, Stuartholme students will have the opportunity to join a live Zoom call with two young female refugees who will discuss their experiences of arriving to Australia and answer student’s questions.

There will be more opportunities emerging in the next few weeks, so please check Stu@Home news and your email for updates. Please note time spent engaging and learning about social justice through these programs will be recognised throughthe recording of social justice hours.

If you are interested in any of the current opportunities please visit Social Justice on Stu@Home or email Claire Lawler (clawler@stuartholme.com).

 

School Shop

The School Shop is now live for online orders. Please go to the School Shop tile on MyStuartholme for all the details. Here you will …

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School Shop

The School Shop is now live for online orders.

Please go to the School Shop tile on MyStuartholme for all the details. Here you will also be able to book an appointment if you need to visit the Shop.

 

Centenary book and merchandise

To commemorate our centenary in 2020 Stuartholme invites you to purchase our  ‘Celebrating 100 years’ book. This beautiful, limited edition, hardcover book follows the history …

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Centenary book and merchandise

To commemorate our centenary in 2020 Stuartholme invites you to purchase our  ‘Celebrating 100 years’ book.

This beautiful, limited edition, hardcover book follows the history of Stuartholme from humble beginnings, through to the school we know and love today.

Books can still be purchased for the early bird price of $69.95 (plus postage if needed).

Click here to purchase. Orders will be shipped in May, 2020.

100 Year Merchandise

To celebrate our centenary we have commissioned a small range of memorabilia available for sale. The items are now available for sale at the School Shop.

Centenary fine chain necklace – $41.60
Solid silver bracelet – $53
Centennial pin – $4
Stuartholme tea towels – $5 each or 3 for $10.

 

 

Non State Schools Transport Assistance Scheme (NSSTAS)

Applications for Non State School Transport Assistance Scheme are now open. Parents can apply via www.schooltransport.com.au/ Please note – applications close on Friday 29 May …

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Non State Schools Transport Assistance Scheme (NSSTAS)

Applications for Non State School Transport Assistance Scheme are now open. Parents can apply via www.schooltransport.com.au/

Please note – applications close on Friday 29 May 2020.