Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends,

We opened our term with our new model of our parent body – Parents of Stuartholme (PoS). I presented, as I usually do, to our Boarder Parent Network in the morning and again to our PoS gathering at 5:30pm. I offered my Principal’s Report which I present at the Board meeting. Of course, I did not compromise the privacy of Student Protection and Finance matters. My report included: our girls’ successes, stats on our marketing, our enrolment progress, improvements in governance and compliance requirements, improvements in teaching and learning, student wellbeing and boarding practices and the new Senior Exam system. Those in attendance expressed their appreciation of my open style of sharing extensive information about our school’s strategic direction. The feedback received was to move it to 6:00pm for those who have a full day of work. In the spirit of strengthening our parent school partnership, I encourage parents to attend to learn more about the school, it’s initiatives and future directions.

On Friday 20 April, we were blessed by the weather gods – twice. We proceeded with our annual Cross Country, despite the prediction of rain. Of course, our girls’ safety was our paramount concern, to re-schedule in a full and complex calendar was a real challenge. Spectacularly, we had a lovely morning, with the right amount of sunshine and a good temperature for our run. As always, our girls were full of the Stuartholme spirit, keen to score points for their Houses. The girls gave generously whether they were gifted runners or running for the participation points. It was a glorious sight. Later that day, in the evening, we launched the 2018 Rowing season. We successfully held the blessing of the boats and our rowers between showers. The Stuartholme rowing community enjoyed each other’s company and generously fundraised for the coming season. This Friday was a big day, with lots of prayers about the weather and we were rewarded with success from start to finish.

Our ANZAC Liturgy was an inspiration. Our guest speaker, young Lieutenant Heather McVey, spoke beautifully about our ANZAC origin and traditions and what inspired her to step up to serve her country. Heather spoke about courage, self-belief, compassion and initiative. At the conclusion of our liturgy, the entire school walked in silence and reverent through the buildings and grounds to our memorial garden where we lay a wreath at the base of our Lone Pine tree brought from Gallipoli. This respectful ritual never ceases to make me enormously proud of our girls and their empathy for their ANZAC heritage.

On ANZAC Day, Andree Rice and I escorted our Boarders to the Dawn Service at Toowong cenotaph. Despite the rain, the liturgy called us to empathise with and honour our ANZAC heroes, who were ordinary everyday people whose courage moved a nation. After a solemn start to our day, our Boarders embraced the sunshine to engage in the highly competitive ANZAC Cup and Spirit Bell. The camaraderie and competitiveness combined to make a joyful competition. Lots of enjoyment, lots of energy and too much exertion. The tug of war was the most ferocious I have ever seen. The Boarders sense of community was palpable – it was an honour to see girls with such spirit and uninhibited sense of fun.

 

Take care and God Bless,

Kristen Sharpe
Principal

 

 

Key Dates

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Key Dates

DateEvent
Sat 28 April Glamour in the Grass 6pm, Freers
Fri 4 MayYear 7 Retreat
Mon 7 MayLabour Day Public Holiday
Wed 9-Fri 11 MayYear 8 Camp
Wed 9 MayYear 10 immunisations
Fri 11 MayMothers' Day Luncheon 11am
Sat 12 MayYear 12 Charity Event
Tues 15-Thurs 17 MayYears 7 & 9 NAPLAN Testing
Fri 25 MayFeast of St Madeleine Sophie Barat. Madeleine Sophie Day Mass and Celebrations
Alumnae Awards and Cocktail Evening
Sun 27 MayAlumnae Mass & Reunion morning tea
Interhouse Solo Music Awards
Mon 28 MayNational Sorry Day Liturgy
Wed 6 JuneInterhouse Athletics Carnival
Thurs 7-Thurs 14 JuneYear 11 assessment block
Fri 8-Thurs 14 JuneYear 12 assessment block
Fri 15 JuneInterhouse Choral Competition
Mon 18-Wed 20 JuneYear 11 Leadership Days
Mon 18-Tue 19 JuneYear 12 QCS practice test
Wed 20 JuneYear 12 photo
Thurs 21 JuneYears 7-9 Parent Daughter Breakfast
Year 11 Harmony Day
Classes finish
Fri 22 JuneBoarders travel day
Year 12 Formal

Message from the Deputy Principal

The last two weeks have seen our first parent-teacher interviews for the year and I sincerely thank all parents and carers who were able to …

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Message from the Deputy Principal

The last two weeks have seen our first parent-teacher interviews for the year and I sincerely thank all parents and carers who were able to attend. The opportunity to meet face-to-face is so important to developing effective partnerships and bridging student learning between home and school. Desforges & Abouchaar (2003) describe parent-teacher interviews as “a critical meeting ground for mutual support and understanding”. When parents and teachers come together it creates a positive relationship that results in everyone working together with the student’s best interests as the priority.

These were my first parent-teacher interviews at Stuartholme and I was pleased to see many of our girls attend with their parents. By bringing your daughters, they are given the opportunity to lead the conference, ask questions and take responsibility for their own learning. This not only empowers them but Martinez (2016) argues, it “facilitates a partnership between the teachers and students that is focussed on supporting what the student identifies as her strengths and challenges in learning, not what the teacher or parent identifies”.

Attendance at parent-teacher interviews is just one way of participating in your daughter’s learning. This parental involvement is so important as studies show that active parental engagement is vital for student success. Meta-analyses of relevant research have identified clear, measurable benefits for children when their parents are actively engaged in their learning. Students are more likely to develop positive self-esteem, be motivated to learn, be positive about school and achieve good grades. They are more likely to maintain high aspirations and plan to go on to further education and build a career (Perkins, 2015).

Professor John Hattie from the University of Melbourne, completed a 15-year study that today remains the most in-depth statistical analysis of the impact of parental influence on student achievement. He coined the term ‘parental-engagement effect’ to describe the combination of parental encouragement and high expectations from students. He found that when pursued consistently throughout a child’s development, parental engagement could amount to the equivalent of an additional two to three years’ schooling for a child, adding significantly to their overall achievement (Petrossi, 2014).

There are many ways parents can be engaged in their daughter’s learning. Some ideas include:

  • talking about, setting and monitoring academic goals
  • encouraging good study habits by designing a term planner together and assisting them to establish a homework and study routine
  • asking questions, including about what they learned that day
  • encouraging daily reading
  • providing positive but honest feedback on the quality of their work
  • valuing experimentation and risk taking in learning
  • encouraging and acknowledging improvement, even if they haven’t yet met the goal level.

Daily conversations around learning can result in more positive attitudes, the completion of better quality homework, better attendance and greater success with learning. The OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009 study found that when parents and their children talked about learning regularly, test results were better.

We understand that there are many valid reasons why families aren’t always able to attend parent-teacher interviews. We will have another day of interviews later in the year but I would encourage parents not to wait until Term 3 if they have concerns or would like to talk about ways we can work in partnership to support their daughter’s learning. Regardless of whether it’s a face-to-face interview or an over the phone conversation, The Harvard Family Research Project (2017) recommends a “Be Heard” approach for a great parent-teacher conversation:

Best intentions assumed

Emphasis on learning

Home–school collaboration

Examples and evidence

Active listening

Respect for all

Dedication to follow-up

We welcome interactions with parents as these are a reflection of active parental engagement which is vital for student success. Conversations and communication help both teachers and parents to build upon existing positive relationships and allow us to continue to work in partnership to meet our shared desire to achieve the best possible outcomes for our girls.

Deanne Johnston
Deputy Principal

 

References:

Desforges, C. & Abouchaar, A. (2003) The impact of parental involvement, parental support and family education on pupil achievement and adjustment: A literature review. London: Department for Education and Skills.

Harvard Family Research Project (2017) Parent Teacher Conference Tip Sheets: For Principals, Teachers, and Parents, Harvard Graduate School of Education, October 2017

Martinez, M. (2016) “Let the students lead the parent-teacher conference”, New York Times, 1st June.

OECD (2010), PISA 2009 Results: Executive Summary

Perkins, Kate. (June 2015) ‘Parents and teachers working together’, Research Developments, ACER. http://rd.acer.edu.au/article/parents-and-teachers-working-together

Petrossi, N. (2014) Pupils and schools thrive when parents become involved,10th March,  https://www.thenational.ae/pupils-and-schools-thrive-when-parents-become-involved-1.465294

 

Message from the Dean of Boarding

News From The Nest Lieutenant Hannah McVey, when addressing the school at our Anzac Day Service, spoke about the Anzac qualities that continue to live …

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Message from the Dean of Boarding

News From The Nest

Lieutenant Hannah McVey, when addressing the school at our Anzac Day Service, spoke about the Anzac qualities that continue to live in the hearts of Australians today and that call us to become greater than we are, to be something more for others. These qualities, she commented, are mateship, teamwork, courage, initiative and perseverance.

On Anzac Day, the Boarding House was “closed” which means that every student has to stay in for the day and evening. This ensures full participation in the very special Stuartholme boarding event that is Anzac Cup. The day began at 3.30 am with 40 boarders gathered in the Nest for the dawn service at Toowong. Our girls were magnificent ambassadors for the school and Grace Gaston and Gretta Berge laid a wreath at the cenotaph. A special mention should go to Patti Macqueen and Bella Carrigan for their care and service to elderly and sick members of the public. We returned to school for a hot breakfast and vigorous and imaginative war cries from Amiens’ Aussies and Grenoble Geeks!

Gretta Berge and Imani Tamwoy led Grenoble to victory of the Points Cup for most games won throughout the day. Grace Gaston and Tessa Buzzo led Amiens to take out the Spirit Bell for sustained participation and cheering.  Highlights of the day were tug of war and the obstacle race which ended in a slip n’ slide to cool off!

We were incredibly proud of the MATESHIP, TEAMWORK, COURAGE, INITIATIVE and PERSEVERANCE shown on Anzac Day by the boarders who really do live out the Anzac Spirit in a special way.

Fortnightly news for boarding families:

  • We welcomed two new boarders this term, Tuale Gardner in Year 8 and Ally Weston in Year 9. We also welcomed two temporary boarders, Lizzie Johnston and Isabelle Haddon, both Year 9 also.
  • Our wonderful Boarder Parent Network Group led by Mrs Susan Shay met on the first day back and is an important channel of communication and partnership between boarding families and Stuartholme.
  • Free, in-house tutoring has started again for boarders. Mr Fred Schuetz, Miss Hannah Bindon and Miss Josephine Copley (boarder 2016) will be working with all year levels including a 5-6 pm session from Monday to Thursday evenings with the Year 7s and 8s. Please contact Ms Melissa or Miss Catherine if you would like your daughter in Years 7 or 8 to get some extra help in these sessions (mrobinson@stuartholme.com and csagin@stuartholme.com).
  • Miss Claire Lawler is having surgery this week so please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. In her absence, Ms Jo Butcher, Miss Hannah Bindon, Miss Kate Reddan, Miss Ellia Swepson and Miss Ursula Cooper are running the Recreation Program which has been uploaded onto MyStuartholme. Email recreation@stuartholme.com if you have any questions about recreation whilst Miss Claire is on leave
  • Marist is visiting us this Sunday for Mass and dinner and you are very welcome to attend at 5 pm in the Chapel
  • Please ensure that leave for the weekend is in by Thursday morning at 8.30 am so that Miss Ellen can process it. Once again, a reminder that if we have concerns about where your daughter might be going, we will not approve the leave and will contact you directly about it. Trust and honesty as well as good decision making are important qualities that we emphasise in boarding all the time

We cannot do the work with do nor achieve the highs of a day like Anzac Cup without working in partnership with you so please keep the communication channels open and make contact if you have any feedback, concerns or questions (my email is arice@stuartholme.com)

Term 2 has started very strongly and we are looking forward to what lies ahead for each of our girls and the boarding community.

Warm regards,

Andree Rice
Dean of Boarding

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Message from the Dean of Student Wellbeing

The Stuartholme Way – Stand Up to Bullying! I am pleased to report that The Stuartholme Way – Stand Up to Bullying statement which was …

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Message from the Dean of Student Wellbeing

The Stuartholme Way – Stand Up to Bullying!

I am pleased to report that The Stuartholme Way – Stand Up to Bullying statement which was developed and I shared with parents in week 6 last term now features in all classrooms. It clearly outlines the school’s commitment to positive peer relationships and no tolerance for bullying.

A number of related activities to support implementation of the statement have also been undertaken.

An online survey to examine the peer relationships at Stuartholme was developed and rolled out to all students in Years 7-12. It collected data on what is working well and what further work can be done to sustain the safe and happy school culture.

One of the key suggestions from the students was the need for both a real and electronic mailbox to enable students to report any issues regarding bullying. This idea, which was fully supported by the Student Representative Council is currently being implemented.

The Stuartholme Way – Stand Up to Bullying electronic mail box is now active at standuptobullyingatstuartholme.com. A real mailbox is also located in Student Reception. Whilst all reports will be dealt with discreetly, anonymous reports cannot be dealt with.

A Stand Up to Bullying poster competition was held for Yrs 7-9 students. Winning entries were announced on the final day of term and will appear in all classrooms this week.

Congratulations to the following students:

Year 7 1st

2nd

3rd

Grace Braithwaite

Helena Wade and Chiara Devetak

Bella Woodbridge and Grace Tupicoff

Year 8 1st

2nd

3rd

Yasmin Squires

Grace Rose

Georgia Manthey

Year 9 1st

2nd

Emma Barry

Saskia MacMillan

We really are doing a fine job at Stuartholme in all working together to promote positive peer relationships and playing a role in creating a safe and happy school environment.

Student Positive Expectations and Behaviour

The Student Positive Expectations and Behaviour Guideline which I shared with parents last term is also being implemented. This policy is designed to guide behaviour management and student expectations. A student friendly version now appears in all classrooms and reception and Teacher Mentors together with the Leaders of Student Wellbeing are ensuring that the girls understand their responsibilities.

I encourage you to speak with your daughter about these expectations. Your support in upholding these expectations will be important in ensuring your daughter can be the very best version of herself.

A commitment to ongoing professional learning

At the end of the Easter break the Leaders of Student Wellbeing and I attended the biennial AHISA “Leading, Learning and Caring” conference in Hobart. This conference proved to be the most informative and effective professional learning opportunity.

We look forward to sharing key learnings with the broader Stuartholme staff and taking on board advice offered as we continue to support best practice implementation in the area of Student Wellbeing.

Deb Lonsdale-Walker
Dean of Student Wellbeing

 

Flexischools

Stuartholme School is introducing Flexischools as a convenient, cashless way for you to pay for many school-related expenses, such as purchases from the School Canteen/Café. …

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Flexischools

Stuartholme School is introducing Flexischools as a convenient, cashless way for you to pay for many school-related expenses, such as purchases from the School Canteen/Café.

If you don’t already have one, Flexischools will create an account for you. Next week you will receive an email from Flexischools with details on how to finalise the setup of your account.

The email will also include information on:

  • adding your daughter/s to the account, should you wish to
  • setting Daily Spend Limits
  • how your daughter/s can check their balance
  • general information on Flexischools and how it works.

 

Co-curricular News

Queensland Youth Theatre Sports Competition Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent Stuartholme in the Qld Youth Theatre Sports Competition. Senior …

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Co-curricular News

Queensland Youth Theatre Sports Competition

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent Stuartholme in the Qld Youth Theatre Sports Competition.

Senior Team:     Lili Condon, Neave Duff, Imogen Fraser, Elke Frecklington, Molly McCann.

Junior Teams:    Eve Condren, Ruby Cowan, Milana Tan, Lara Trevor, Lucy Wallace.

Ashlie Beauchamp, Seoro Brady, Grace Brown, Aoife Knott, Stella Springer.

Our senior team will be competing in their heat in the Stuartholme Theatre on Tuesday, 8 May at 7 p.m.

Our junior teams will both be competing in their heat at Padua College on Monday, 4 June at 7 p.m.

All are welcome to come along and support the students!

 

Cross Country

Congratulations to all the students who took part in the Cross Country.  We are pleased to announce the winners in each Year level.

Year 7

1st place: Alex O’Brien

2nd place: Sophia Gallagher

3rd place:  Gigi Kelley

Year 8 

1st place: Holly Robinson

2nd place: Millie Berghen

3rd place:  Sophia Jackson

Year 9 

1st place: Sarah Connors

2nd place: Georgia Rink

3rd place:  Ella Cole

Year 10 

1st place: Lily Hunter

2nd place: Zoe Tracey

3rd place:  Octavia Scobie

Year 11 

1st place: Emma Cheel

2nd place: Ella Mackenzie

3rd place:  Sophia Tully

Year 12 

1st place: Lily Chapman

2nd place: Grace White

3rd place:  Harriet Williams

 

Rowing season launch

The Rowing season was officially launched last Friday night with the blessing of the boats. The new boat, purchased with money raised from the Rowing Support Group and very generous donations from our rowing families, was named Rose Philippine Duchesne.

Swimming

Congratulations to three Stuartholme girls, Taylah Tyerman-Webster, Molly Nasser and Holly Roads, who have been in Sydney this week at the 2018 Georgina Hope Foundation National Swimming Age Championships.

The Age Championships gives swimmers an opportunity for the future of swimming to compete, right off the back of a home Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. It also acts as the selection event for the Junior Pan Pacific Championships to be held in Suva, Fiji and the Oceania Championships to be held in Papua New Guinea. Well done girls!

Equestrian 

Congratulations to Equestrian Rider, Georgia Rink and her off the track racehorse, Paguay Jo, at the AQUIS Triequithon. The competition, held at Doomben Race Course, is aimed at celebrating the retirement of racehorses from the track to the competition world. Georgia competed amongst a respectable field of professionals to gain a sixth place in the Championships.

Stuartholme was also well represented at the SCOTTS PGC competition with Piper Searle taking home Champion and Reserve Prelim Dressage and dual reserve champion in the 80 cm and 105 cm Combined Training. Our riders will also be competing at our Stuartholme Dressage competition this Saturday with many of our riders hoping to gain qualifiers for the State Championships in June. Parents, students, friends and Staff are welcome to attend the competition this Saturday (April 28) from 8am onwards held at the Burpengary Equestrian Centre (350 Rowley Rd, Burpengary QLD 4505). We hope to see some of you there!

Emily Ballard,
Equestrian Captain

Debating

Term 2 started with a bang for our debaters last night with Round 2 of the QDU competition wrapping up with wins to all our teams! Congratulations to all our teams and coaches for their efforts.  A special mention to the 12.1 debaters who improved exponentially from their first debate in Round 1 winning by 4 points in a very strong victory.

Senior A  won by 2 against BGGS

12.1 won by 4 against St Margaret’s

8.1 won against Centenary SHS

8.2 won by 1 against St Peter’s Lutheran College

Let’s hope our next Round of QDU debates can be as successful as this Round with 10 out of 11 teams winning their Round 2 debate and 7 teams remaining undefeated at this stage of the competition.

Our Year 12 team also had success on Monday at BGDA winning against Somerville House.  They will have a make up debate next week for an earlier round debate against St. Rita’s postponed due to the State Team Selection Night last term.  Stay tuned for details as this debate may be hosted by Stuartholme and would be a fantastic debate to watch!

Science Snippets

Did you know that scientists have accidentally created an enzyme that has an appetite for plastic! This enzyme can eat its way through plastic that …

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Science Snippets

Did you know that scientists have accidentally created an enzyme that has an appetite for plastic! This enzyme can eat its way through plastic that is used to make bottles for water and soft drink, and which can normally take hundreds of years to degrade on their own.

An electron microscope image shows an engineered enzyme digesting PET plastic. Credit: Dennis Schroeder/NREL (from https://www.livescience.com/62328-plastic-eating-enzyme.html)

Welcome to another wonderful year of science! This year, under the Science week motto Game Changers and Change Makers, your UQ science ambassadors, Sophia, Jacqui and I, will be bringing you glimpses of the amazing new discoveries and developments that scientists are making now. It’s certainly an incredible time, with what used to be science fiction starting to become science fact!

This year, we are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, a woman ahead of her time who can inspire us all to follow our dreams no matter what. Other milestones include the 40-year anniversary of the first IVF child. From the dream Shelley made of creating life to the reality 40 years ago, science is certainly making dreams a reality. This year is also the year of the reef, celebrating coral reefs and the people that live and work there. As beautiful and important ecosystems as these reefs are, they are under threat from bleaching and damage, and so this year is dedicated to preserving and saving our beautiful reefs.

On another note, registrations for Experience Science are now open!

This is a wonderful free event that provides students in Years 10 – 12 with the opportunity to discover what studying science is like at UQ and how science is applied in industry and everyday life. The event is facilitated by experts from UQ and industry through a series of hands-on, interactive science workshops. All workshops are held at the UQ St Lucia campus and registrations are open. Friday 13 July is the first day available for Experience Science and a great way to end the holidays. Tuesday 17 – Thursday 19 are the other event days but will mean missing school. If you are interested in learning more and registering, please go to http://www.science.uq.edu.au/expsci. You can also talk to Ms Macdonald if you require more information.

Thanks Everyone!

Imogen Cusack,
2018 Science Ambassador

Drama Club and Art Club sign ons available now

Drama Club Sign on for Drama Club for Terms 2, 3 and 4 is now available.  The cost is $75.00 for the three terms. The …

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Drama Club and Art Club sign ons available now

Drama Club

Sign on for Drama Club for Terms 2, 3 and 4 is now available.  The cost is $75.00 for the three terms.

The Club meets on Wednesday mornings between 7.30 and 8.15am and will commence on Wednesday, 2 May.

For further information or to sign on, please click on the link below, then use the ‘click here’ button under the sign on ribbon:

https://my.stuartholme.com/homepage/1566

 

Art Club

Art Club will commence again on Friday, 27 April.  The cost for Term 2 is $60.00.  Art Club meets every Friday after school in the Art Department.

For further information or to sign on, please click on the link below, then use the ‘click here’ button under the sign on ribbon:

https://my.stuartholme.com/homepage/1565

Winter uniform

As of Tuesday 8 May, all girls will be required to wear their school blazers to and from school each day. Once at school, girls …

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Winter uniform

As of Tuesday 8 May, all girls will be required to wear their school blazers to and from school each day.

Once at school, girls may remove their blazers and store them in their locker if they wish.  Girls may still wear socks but if they choose to wear the navy stockings, please ensure these are free from ladders or holes. There may be official school occasions during the term where girls will be requested to wear stockings eg school photo day.

Last chance to book an appointment for blazers and winter accessories at the School Shop

Winter uniform period begins on Tuesday, 8 May 2018. Blazers are compulsory to wear to and from school. Jumpers, scarves and tights can also be worn. …

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Last chance to book an appointment for blazers and winter accessories at the School Shop

Winter uniform period begins on Tuesday, 8 May 2018. Blazers are compulsory to wear to and from school. Jumpers, scarves and tights can also be worn.  Blazer and tights are also compulsory to wear on formal photo day and on other formal school occasions.

Scarves are available in either 50% wool/50% acrylic or 100% acrylic, both at $40 RRP. Golf style umbrellas are also back is stock for $50.

Please click here to book an appointment to get your blazer and winter accessories.

 

 

Volunteering in the School Shop Term 2

If you have some time to help out in the shop, there are available times before school and during the breaks. Click here for the …

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Volunteering in the School Shop Term 2

If you have some time to help out in the shop, there are available times before school and during the breaks. Click here for the link for the Term 2 volunteer roster.

Thank you in advance,

Andrea McAvoy
School Shop Manager

 

Interhouse Music Festival – Solo Music Awards

All Soloists are encouraged to perform and each performer will earn points for their house which will count towards the Interhouse Music Festival Trophy which …

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Interhouse Music Festival – Solo Music Awards

All Soloists are encouraged to perform and each performer will earn points for their house which will count towards the Interhouse Music Festival Trophy which is awarded at the conclusion of the Choral Competition.  Application forms for the Solo Music Awards are available from outside Mr Mear’s office in the music Department, or on My Stuartholme under Co-curricular/Music

Every performer will receive 5 points.  Trophies and/or Certificates will be awarded in each category and additional house points will be allocated as follows:

1st Place:    40 points                        2nd Place:         30 Points

3rd Place:    20 Points                       Highly Commended:       10 Points

Details are as follows:

SectionYear LevelCategoriesPerformance length
Senior PianoYears 10, 11, 12baroque, classical, romantic, contemporaryup to 7 minutes
Junior PianoYears 7, 8, 9baroque, classical, romantic, contemporaryup to 3 minutes
Junior Band


Year 7classical, contemporary, jazzup to 3 minutes
Junior BandYear 8classical, contemporary, jazzup to 3 minutes
Junior Band Year 9classical, contemporary, jazzup to 3 minutes
Senior BandYears 10, 11, 12classical, contemporary, jazzup to 4 minutes
Junior StringsYears 7, 8, 9baroque, classical, contemporaryup to 3 minutes
Senior StringsYears 10, 11, 12baroque, classical, contemporaryup to 6 minutes
VocalYears 7-12art song; musical theatre; jazz standard; contemporaryup to 3 minutes

*Dependent on the number of participants, some sections may be combined.

 Performance times for each section will be available closer to the event.

For further information on the Interhouse Music Festival, please contact Mrs Sandy Beanland, the Arts Co-curricula Assistant at music@stuartholme.com or on ph:  3510 6473

Mothers’ Day Lunch

Parents of Stuartholme’s annual Mothers’ Day Lunch is being held at Hillstone, St Lucia Golf Club on Friday, 11 May from 11am until we are …

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Mothers’ Day Lunch

Parents of Stuartholme’s annual Mothers’ Day Lunch is being held at Hillstone, St Lucia Golf Club on Friday, 11 May from 11am until we are done.

As Term One is coming to a close and school holidays are nearly upon us, you might want to circle a date on your social calendar to avoid disappointment. Tickets are selling well.  Click here today to avoid disappointment as tickets are limited …. www.trybooking.com/ULZU

Click here to view the Mothers’ Day Lunch invite with all the details and the link to the booking site.  Please don’t wait to book your tickets.  Seating is limited at Hillstone.

Be Engaged …. one way or another

If you know you are unable to attend this year’s Mothers’ Day Lunch (Fri 11 May) but are still keen to support the event, all is not lost!  On the booking site there is a “Raffle ticket only” option that allows all Stuartholme parents to purchase general raffle tickets at $5 each (or 5 for $20 – what a deal!) and this year we are holding a SPECIAL LIMITED Thermomix Raffle with ONLY  50 tickets for sale at $50 each.  This provides a 1 in 50 chance of winning a thermomix worth $2300!  Don’t miss this opportunity, Kitchen Connoisseurs!  A short cut, for convenience …. www.trybooking.com/ULZU

Donations needed – As always, contributions towards the raffle prizes and auction items are often sourced directly through Stuartholme parents.  A number of previous contributors have been contacted already but the committee is seeking new ideas of donations and potential businesses who may consider supporting this Stuartholme event.

Presently, we are seeking donations from within the school community of service vouchers (ie massage, beauty therapy, hair salon), a weekend escape, a week’s accommodation anywhere but here, sports memorabilia / event tickets, pieces of artwork, fine jewellery and any other item that might be sought after by a room full of women!

If you have a donation you’d like to give and/or have a contact that a committee member could reach out to, please do not hesitate to contact Parents of Stuartholme on pos@stuartholme.com .  There is a draft “letter of request” available from PoS that can be used if a business is to be contacted and committee members available to contact said businesses if you point them in the right direction.

There is a working bee planned for Wednesday 2 May for any parents who are willing and able to assist with the Mothers’ Day Lunch preparations around table centrepieces and presentation of prizes.  More details to follow in Term 2.

If you’d like to speak with someone regarding any of the above information around the 2018 Mothers’ Day Lunch, please contact Barbara Roads directly on bjathome@optusnet.com.au at your convenience.

Yours in parenting teenage daughters,

Barbara Roads
PoS Social Events Coordinator
M: 0401 832 235

 

Teens can have their voice heard and make a difference!

Young people aged 13-18 have the opportunity to have their say as part of an exciting new project being run by the Queensland Family and …

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Teens can have their voice heard and make a difference!

Young people aged 13-18 have the opportunity to have their say as part of an exciting new project being run by the Queensland Family and Child Commission.

The Growing up in Queensland survey gives teenagers across Queensland a voice about their experiences, opportunities and challenges.

The QFCC wants to discover:

  • how Queensland’s children and young people experience life in their community
  • their career aspirations and the supports and barriers which can impact them achieving their goals
  • what they think government should focus on and how they want their communities to look now and in the future.

The QFCC wants to hear from young people from across Queensland, living in different communities, from different cultures and of all abilities. This is an opportunity for young people to make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of people their age and future generations.

The online survey can be accessed from a computer, tablet or phone. All you need is an internet connection and around 20 minutes to have a say on these important issues.

There will be a weekly prize draw of a $50 gift card.

The Growing up in Queensland survey is now open, please go to e-hub.engagementhub.com.au

To find out more about the Growing up in Queensland project visit www.qfcc.qld.gov.au

 

 

Talking with Teenagers Parent Evening

The Brisbane Archdiocesan P&F Council invites all parents and school community members to an evening with Dr Kate Owen. Kate is a clinical psychologist & …

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Talking with Teenagers Parent Evening

The Brisbane Archdiocesan P&F Council invites all parents and school community members to an evening with Dr Kate Owen.

Kate is a clinical psychologist & clinical family therapist and will be addressing the topic of ‘Talking with Teenagers’.

This presentation is for parents and carers of children between the ages of 11 and 18 years.

Kate will discuss the teenage brain, the emotional brain, sleep & communication and coping as a parent of a teenager or pre-teen.

Wednesday 9 May 2018
5.30-7.00pm
Assisi Catholic College
Pope Francis Centre
173 Billinghurst Cres, Upper Coomera

Free event all welcome – light refreshments will be served

Click on this link http://www.cvent.com/d/0gqjhp to find out more and to register by Monday 7 May

 

 

Share the Dignity

April Collection for Share the Dignity 1–30 April 2018 Share the Dignity believes that access to sanitary items should be a right not a privilege …

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Share the Dignity

April Collection for Share the Dignity 1–30 April 2018

Share the Dignity believes that access to sanitary items should be a right not a privilege and with the support of the Australian public our team of over 1,000 volunteers across 200 Australian locations have successfully collected over 450,000 packets of pads and tampons in an 18 month period. The ongoing nature of a woman’s period means that each year this supply is exhausted and Share the Dignity relies on donations during their April and August #dignitydrive to continue the supply of products to homeless women.

The first of Share the Dignity’s 2018 sanitary drives will kick off on the 1st of April 2018 and run for the month of April, a small gesture of a packet of pads or tampons will ensure dignity for at least one woman during her period.

As a school community endeavouring to both empower women and develop a social justice conscience amongst students and their families, the Parents of Stuartholme will be a collection point for Share the Dignity during the month of April.  A collection box will be at Student Reception for boarding and day students to drop off donation from the first day of Term 2 until Monday, 30 April.

If you have any questions regarding this collection, please do not hesitate to contact Barbara Roads on pos@stuartholme.com or to find out more information about this charity go to www.sharethedignity.com.au .

Paul Kelly and Friends Concert – 2-3 June 2018, Dirranbandi

Paul Kelly and Friends Concert is being organised by one our boarding families and is a locally organised fundraising initiative hosted by the Dirranbandi Pastoral …

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Paul Kelly and Friends Concert – 2-3 June 2018, Dirranbandi

Paul Kelly and Friends Concert is being organised by one our boarding families and is a locally organised fundraising initiative hosted by the Dirranbandi Pastoral and Agricultural Association. This event will raise much needed funds that will ensure the sustainability of opportunities to access future pathways in Agriculture for the local youth in this region and beyond.

As a small, rural community Dirranbandi is committed to giving our youth every opportunity possible to develop knowledge, skills as well as gain experience in local industry.

A few Stuartholme families are travelling out for the weekend. Ticket information can be found here  http://www.paulkellyandfriends.com/ or get in contact with the O’Sullivan’s mandksullivan@bigpond.com