Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends,

This week I advised that following a review of the Leadership Team structure, I have decided to restructure the work and positions within this team.

A number of factors influenced my decision including:

  • The overlap of separate roles.
  • A school of under 700 students having four Deputy Principals.
  • The timing as Leadership Team contracts are near completion.

I have given this matter a great deal of thought and it has been a difficult decision which in no way reflects on the capabilities of the current Leadership Team. However, it is vital that the identified factors are addressed and the need for change is embraced to assist Stuartholme School in continuing to improve on our level of service to our school community.

The current Leadership Team operates with a Principal, four Deputy Principals and two Directors, which is not a standard structure for a School with only 700 students.

The new Leadership Team structure consists of one Deputy, a Commercial Director and three Dean positions – Mission, Student Wellbeing and Boarding. The Deputy Principal will be responsible for two portfolios – Staff and Learning. It is my firm belief that we cannot separate building Staff capabilities from strengthening teaching practices in the classroom. A School Operations role will manage the day-to-day operational running of the School.

I want to reassure you that this process will not impact directly on the students, but will make a positive difference to their teaching and learning behind the scenes.

I will provide further information to you as this process is finalised and staff appointments are made.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at principal@stuartholme.com

God bless and take care,

Kristen Sharpe

 

Key Dates

Please find below the key dates for  Term 2 2017

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Key Dates

Please find below the key dates for  Term 2 2017

DateEvent
Fri 26 MayNational Sorry Day
Alumnae Cocktail Party
Sat 27 MayBSRA Friendly Regatta
Sun 28 MayAlumnae Mass & morning tea
Interhouse Music Festival Solo Music Awards
Wed 31 MayInterhouse Athletics Carnival
Fri 16 JuneInterhouse Choral Competition
Mon 19-Wed 21Year 11 Leadership Days and Retreat
Wed 21 JuneYear 12 photo
Thurs 22 JuneYears 7-9 Parent Daughter Breakfast 7am
Year 11 Harmony Day
Classes finish
Fri 23 JuneBoarders Travel Day
Year 12 Pre-Formal (5pm) and Formal

News from the Nest

Dear Parents/Guardians It is hard to believe we have only four weeks left until the end of Term! The girls are well and truly into …

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News from the Nest

Dear Parents/Guardians

It is hard to believe we have only four weeks left until the end of Term! The girls are well and truly into an intensive assessment period but they are managing well and also enjoying the many other facets of school life.

A big congratulations to our rowers on their performance in the Indoor Rowing Championships this week. Special congratulations to Nina Clarke and her Year 8 team who won 2nd place, to Millie McDonnell and Lucy Baker and their Year 9 team who won 1st place, to Sophia Tully, Harriet O’Neill and Patti Macqueen whose Year 10 team won 1st place and set a new record, to Harriet Donaldson and her Year 11 team who won 1st place and set a new record and to Jessie Macqueen and Rosie Brodie whose team won 1st place and set a new record in the all age relay! We are so excited for you girls that your dedication and commitment has paid off.

I would also like to congratulate the boarders who were awarded Blue and Green Ribbons this week at our Madeleine Sophie Day Mass. Congratulations to Marina Bishop, Macey Fegan, Ellen Kneipp, Lucy Lloyd-Morgan, Jessie Macqueen, Alice Martin, Annabelle McLellan, Lizzy Ostwald, Lucy Bond, Kate O’Donoghue, Harriet O’Neill and Cate Ostwald. These ribbons are an important symbol of being a Sacred Heart role model and leader. They are very well deserved and the Boarding Community is so proud of these girls.

This week we also celebrated the very special ritual, Procession of Lanterns, which is a ritual of light that all Sacred Heart Schools in Australia participate in on the eve of St Madeleine Sophie Day. It is magical seeing the boarders weave in and out of their pews carrying a candle, their own signs of light and love. This is a memory the girls will never forget!

A couple of logistical points for your attention please:

  • End of Term leave needs to be in by 9 June. Please note classes are compulsory up until 3 pm on Thursday 22. The Year 11s have an important day on the Thursday, Harmony Day, which is a chance for them to showcase their leadership and service qualities so it is imperative that they are present that day. All leave that is three days earlier than June 22 needs Principal approval.
  • We are getting too much weekend leave that is late in. This makes our job very difficult and we might have to start saying no if we continue to get too much late leave. Leave has to be in by Thursday morning at 9 am. This is when Miss Ellen arrives at school to start processing it.
  • We did a room check this Term to see if girls had unapproved medications and we found a huge amount of Panadol and Nurofen in rooms which we took, named and have stored in the Health Centre. No girl is to have unauthorised medication in her room. This is a condition of boarding enrolment and is for the safety of your daughter.
  • Next Term, I am going to enforce a strictly controlled food/snacks policy in terms of food stored in the dorms. The girls will only be allowed one sealed plastic container of non-perishable food/snacks. The amount of food some girls are bringing in is unacceptable. I would appreciate your support with this.

In terms of staff news, Miss Erin will be finishing up this week and we will greatly miss her calm and warm presence upstairs. We are very lucky to have Miss Ursula re-joining us to replace Miss Erin and it is lovely seeing her sunny face through the corridors once again.

Once again, please be in touch if you have any concerns about your daughter or if you would like to give me any feedback about how she is going in boarding. Overall, it has been a great Term and the girls are in really good spirits. I trust that you are also! (Hope you enjoy the photos from Marist who visited us last Sunday!)

Andree Rice
Deputy Principal, Boarding

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Athletics Carnival – compulsory school event

On Wednesday 31 May our Interhouse Athletics Carnival will be held at the University of Queensland. All girls are expected to be in attendance. This …

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Athletics Carnival – compulsory school event

On Wednesday 31 May our Interhouse Athletics Carnival will be held at the University of Queensland. All girls are expected to be in attendance. This is a compulsory school event. If girls are unable to participate they will be required to assist with jobs on the day or cheer on the athletes in their House. All students will be transported to and from the event via bus.  There will be no vehicles allowed on the roads within the school grounds between 8.20 and 9 am as students will be moving to the buses.  Please plan your trip to school to accommodate this.

If you live close by the University and wish to travel directly to or from the venue, please let me know in writing by Monday 29 May. Girls travelling independently should report to me on arrival and before departure on the day.

Girls may wear full sports uniform to and from school on this day. This includes runners – no thongs permitted. They may change into their House shirts once they reach the venue. All competitors must compete in sports attire.

There are limited lunch facilities available so please ensure you have adequate food and plenty of water packed. Ensure you have both a hat and sun screen.

Andrea Reddan
Deputy Principal Student Wellbeing

Subject support

Stuartholme offers a number of options to help students who need a little extra support. For most subjects, students should speak with their teacher who …

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Subject support

Stuartholme offers a number of options to help students who need a little extra support. For most subjects, students should speak with their teacher who can arrange a time during lunch or after school to work with them.

For maths and science, we offer set times where students can receive support with homework, assignments or general class work. These sessions are as follows:

Mathematics
Week A every lunchtime in R105 except Thursday and Friday
Week B Every lunchtime in R105 except Wednesday and Friday

Science
Week B Monday after school in the Library

General support
The library is open until 6pm Monday-Thursdays and until 4.30 on Fridays.  Mrs Skinner and Mrs Gaggin, as Teacher-Librarians , offer assignment, research, homework, literacy and digital literacy help across all subjects and year levels.

Community Lounge offline next Wednesday

Please be advised the Community Lounge will be offline on Wednesday 31 May for upgrades.

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Community Lounge offline next Wednesday

Please be advised the Community Lounge will be offline on Wednesday 31 May for upgrades.

National Sorry Day

Today we held our very special National Sorry Day Liturgy. On this day, we acknowledge that the journey towards reconciliation forms a significant part of …

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National Sorry Day

Today we held our very special National Sorry Day Liturgy.

On this day, we acknowledge that the journey towards reconciliation forms a significant part of Australia’s story, as do the stories of both trauma and triumph told by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Today also marks the beginning of National Reconciliation Week which runs annually from 27 May – 3 June. In 2017, we reflect on two significant anniversaries in Australia’s reconciliation journey – 50 years since the 1967 referendum, and 25 years since the historic Mabo decision. Today, we take the time to recognise that reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, in the knowledge that we believe in fairness for everyone, that our diversity makes us richer, and that together, we are stronger. We are called, as the theme of Reconciliation Week suggests to ‘Take the Next Steps’ together.

At the end of the Liturgy, our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students shared their hopes for the future, and we would like to share them with you.

Ackron:                    I hope I live in a country where all indigenous and non-indigenous people work towards reconciliation

Alaina:                       I hope I live in a country where I have the opportunities to choose whatever profession I want

Mona:                        We hope we live in a country that has closed the gap in Indigenous and non-Indigenous health

Maddie:                    I hope I live in a country where no one is judged because of their racial background or skin colour

Leilani:                      I hope that I live in a country where each person from different nations are welcomed and get along

Torue:                       I hope I live in a country where the number of indigenous peoples in prison is not over represented

Imani:                        I hope I live in a country where all people in Australia get equal access to education

Tatyana:                    I hope that I can lead by example for the younger Torres Strait Islander people

We also invite you to read the full National Sorry Day Liturgy, which included personal stories from our students.

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Madeleine Sophie Day

It was another outstanding Madeleine Sophie Day on Thursday 25 May. After Mass this morning, where we acknowledged our Green and Blue Ribbon recipients, the …

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Madeleine Sophie Day

It was another outstanding Madeleine Sophie Day on Thursday 25 May.

After Mass this morning, where we acknowledged our Green and Blue Ribbon recipients, the girls got changed and headed to the oval for the traditional Madeleine Sophie Day celebrations!

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Thousands of dollars raised for Project Compassion

It is with great pleasure we announce Stuartholme raised $3,853.05 for Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion. The theme for this year’s Project Compassion campaign was ‘Love your …

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Thousands of dollars raised for Project Compassion

It is with great pleasure we announce Stuartholme raised $3,853.05 for Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion. The theme for this year’s Project Compassion campaign was ‘Love your neighbour’.

This year, Project Compassion is demonstrating how love for our neighbours can transform lives. For more than 50 years, Caritas Australia has been privileged to work together with our neighbours – our most vulnerable sisters and brothers in First Australian communities and in many other countries. Working with our partner agencies in those communities, we have developed the strength to combat poverty, promote justice and uphold the dignity of every person.

We thank each individual in the Stuartholme community who raised money for Project Compassion. A big thank you to the students and staff who organised stalls and activities to raise money, and the families for supporting this organisation.

Congratulations to Parker House for raising the most money in the House system.

Sarah Daff
Director of Mission

Stuartholme welcomes ANZnet Exchange students

This week, Stuartholme girls are hosting 14 Years 8 and 9 exchange visitors from our three ANZnet sister schools, Sacre Coeur Melbourne, Kincoppal Rose-Bay Sydney …

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Stuartholme welcomes ANZnet Exchange students

This week, Stuartholme girls are hosting 14 Years 8 and 9 exchange visitors from our three ANZnet sister schools, Sacre Coeur Melbourne, Kincoppal Rose-Bay Sydney and Baradene in Auckland. The girls are here to experience school life in another Sacred Heart School and to join us for the Madeleine Sophie Day celebrations, which we held yesterday.

Stuartholme currently offers a number of international exchanges to some of our sister schools in Europe, America, Canada and Asia for students in Years 10 -12, however we wanted to offer girls in the younger grades the opportunity to be part of the exchange program within our Australasian network of schools.

Later this term, Kincoppal Rose-Bay and Baradene are each inviting four Stuartholme girls from Years 8 and 9 to join with them for their Sacred Heart week celebrations and next term, Sacre Coeur is also inviting some of our girls to Melbourne on exchange.

On behalf of the school I would like to thank our host families and their daughters for the generous hospitality they are extending to our exchange visitors this week.

Kerry Moran
Student Exchange Co-ordinator

Science Snippets

How often do you boil an egg? Well, while you’re eating that egg on toast or in your Caesar salad, have you ever thought about …

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Science Snippets

How often do you boil an egg? Well, while you’re eating that egg on toast or in your Caesar salad, have you ever thought about trying to unboil it? That’s right – unboil an egg! Flinders University Professor Colin Raston (pictured above) and his team have and in doing so have developed Vortex Fluid Technology – using mechanical energy, or spinning, to reverse the effects of thermal energy, or boiling. It may sound like an odd discovery, but it’s changed the way scientists think about manipulating proteins, an industry worth AU$160 billion per year! Isn’t that something!

Although unboiling an egg has now already been done, there are plenty of other science related activities to do and questions to be answered. Make sure to check out the following upcoming events and important dates so you can get involved!!

  • Applications for the National Youth Science Forum (NSYF) in early 2018 close next Wednesday 31 May. The NYSF is a 12-day residential program for students entering Year 12 in 2018 who are passionate about science, technology, engineering and maths. The NYSF program aims to show participants the wide variety of study and career options in STEM fields. To ensure you don’t miss out on this great opportunity get your application in quick!
  • SCIENMA is taking place on Thursday 8 June and is a celebration of the power of the moving image to tell stories about the world, how it works, and our place in it. There are hundreds of science stories to be told on screen. Festival screenings will take place across Australia, with the Brisbane screening at the Palace Barracks Cinema at Petrie Terrace. Book your tickets online here – http://scinema.australiascience.tv/

You don’t even have to look far to find opportunities to get involved in the science world – there are plenty just within Stuartholme!

Last Friday week B saw the introduction of the fortnightly science quiz that is being run by the science ambassadors. We had lots of entries and had a total of nine winners – all getting 5/5!

Congratulations to Grace Rose (7W), Lizzie Judson (11C), Charlotte Connelly (11C), Grace Kelly (11C), Elke Marriott (11M), Ellen Bowden (11M), Lucy Mulligan (11P), Grace Gaston (11P) and Gretta Berge (11W).

All the winners received a Freddo frog for their efforts and you have the chance to win one this week by participating in our next quiz! Entries for this quiz open today and close on Monday 29 at 3pm! Pop into the library to put in your entry!

We also have various students participating in the ICAS science competition on Tuesday 30 May in the library. Best of luck to those girls!

Tessa Buzzo
UQ Science Ambassador 2017

 

Power To Go

Last Monday 15 May, nine Year 11 students, accompanied by Ms Daff – Director of Mission, attended the Powerhouse of Leader’s Conference at Brisbane Powerhouse in …

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Power To Go

Last Monday 15 May, nine Year 11 students, accompanied by Ms Daff – Director of Mission, attended the Powerhouse of Leader’s Conference at Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm. Directed by Brisbane Catholic Education, the conference saw more than 400 student leaders from various Catholic Schools around South East Queensland, gather together for an inspirational day of spiritual formation and leadership. It offered us the perfect opportunity to come together in one place and be inspired by contemporary leaders through music, performances and presentations.

With the main theme ‘Power to Go, the day began with a brief yet beautiful Welcome to Country out on the lawn. This was followed by the first session of the day in which guest speaker, Dr Maeve Heaney, interviewed Year 12 Downs Syndrome advocate Olivia Hargroder* from Southern Cross Catholic College, singer Roby Curtis from Emmanuel Worship and Stephanie Santos, a Gold Coast Catholic Youth Group Coordinator. Each person told of their recent individual journeys, filled with both hardships and successes, inspiring those who listened.

With a quick morning tea to refuel, the amazing atmosphere continued as everyone regrouped in the theatre, ready for the second session. This session was run by his Grace, Archbishop Mark Coleridge who, in the most engaging and hilarious way possible, compared charging a phone to ‘charging’ ourselves – we need to give ourselves the power to go through finding stillness.

After a small liturgy to conclude this session, the next one began with the student leaders splitting up into various groups. This allowed us to meet other enthusiastic and interesting people as we worked together to complete different activities.

After lunch, the final session of the day, and what I considered to be the highlight, began. Former X Factor contest and singing priest, Father Rob Galea spoke about his own teenage years and the troubles he found himself in until he called on Jesus, who helped him to turn his life around. In sharing his inspirational story along with his beautiful musical talents, Fr. Rob delivered the message of resilience, an attribute that is so important to possess as a leader.

All in all, the day was such a valuable experience for those who attended and extended our understanding of what it means to be a great leader not only in our school, but in the wider community. I strongly recommend that the Year 11s of 2018 take up this great opportunity as it really was a fantastic day.

Tessa Buzzo

*Please see below the link to Olivia’s petition. She has presented to the UN on the grading of Down Syndrome in the Olympic Games.

https://www.change.org/p/president-of-the-australian-paralympic-committee-mr-glenn-tasker-change-the-box-to-allow-athletes-with-down-syndrome-to-compete-in-the-paralympics

Year 8 geography students work with Canadian Professor

Two of the Year 8 geography classes were fortunate enough to gain a deeper understanding of new geospatial technologies currently being developed. Under the guidance …

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Year 8 geography students work with Canadian Professor

Two of the Year 8 geography classes were fortunate enough to gain a deeper understanding of new geospatial technologies currently being developed. Under the guidance of Professor Lynn Moorman from Mount Royal University in Canada, students were given a variety of data sets including elevation, precipitation and temperature. They then had to look at a two dimensional map of Australia and answer a series of questions. Once complete they had to answer similar questions on Canada.

Professor Moorman gathered data relating to student responses and noted the differences between familiar and non-familiar regions. Both Year 8 classes were able to interact with the models and gain a deeper understanding of the relationships that exist between different data sets as well as apply some of the concepts previously learnt.

Professor Moorman will soon return to Canada and conclude her research based on student responses and interaction. Hopefully, with this research the technology will become more accessible and improve the learning outcomes for all Stuartholme geography students in the future.

Sarah Adams
Year 8 geography teacher

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School Transport Assistance Scheme

The Queensland Government has recently updated the School Transport Assistance Scheme. Information about the Scheme, including a link to the most recent brochure, can be …

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School Transport Assistance Scheme

The Queensland Government has recently updated the School Transport Assistance Scheme.

Information about the Scheme, including a link to the most recent brochure, can be found on the Department of Transport and Main Roads website.

 

Dinner at Lutèce

The girls studying French in Years 9 and 10 went out for dinner at a French restaurant with Marist College students. The French dinner at …

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Dinner at Lutèce

The girls studying French in Years 9 and 10 went out for dinner at a French restaurant with Marist College students.

The French dinner at Lutèce was a great experience. We enjoyed immersing ourselves in the French culture and socialising with Marist. The food was delicious and we would definitely do it again.

Georgia Rivaland, Holly Roads, Hannah Pye and Annabelle Paterson
Year 9

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HPE staff sporting new shirts

Our HPE staff are thrilled to be wearing the new Stuartholme School, HPE Department shirts. A big thank you to Ashtabula for designing and creating …

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HPE staff sporting new shirts

Our HPE staff are thrilled to be wearing the new Stuartholme School, HPE Department shirts. A big thank you to Ashtabula for designing and creating them – we think they look wonderful!

Water polo News

In the first few days of the holidays the 16A Water Polo Team competed in the State Championships representing Stuartholme. We got off to a …

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Water polo News

In the first few days of the holidays the 16A Water Polo Team competed in the State Championships representing Stuartholme.

We got off to a very good start, coming together and playing well as a team. We didn’t come home with the gold medals around our necks nor silver or bronze, in fact we came 6th. However in our eyes, this was just a title and we knew that we played as well as we could. The only thing that mattered was working on what we had practised and playing a wonderful three days of water polo.

The opportunity to play in this Championships was one we are all so grateful for as it has taught us so many valuable skills to better our water polo game. We hope from this some of the girls will go on and be selected for the Queensland squad. None of this would’ve been possible without our amazing coach Bronte. I speak for the team when I say she is a wonderful coach and our team has benefited immensely from her experience.

April Edwards
Year 11

 

Tennis News

The season started off slowly, only kicking in at week 3 with one heat out in the first week and then a rain out in …

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Tennis News

The season started off slowly, only kicking in at week 3 with one heat out in the first week and then a rain out in the semi finals which unfortunately put some of our teams out of the competition. However it’s fantastic that 7 out of 16 teams made it to the finals. Congratulations to the winning teams: the Intermediate B’s, Intermediate D’s Junior B’s and Junior D’s.

A big thanks to all coaches from The Gap Health and Racquet Club for their effort and time they put in each week. Also Mrs Ferguson and Mrs McMain for their contribution to organising this season, including managing teams, and training times.

Thanks also to Emma Haymen, who has inspired us all to become great tennis players, her dedication to Stuartholme tennis does not go unrecognised. Emma runs the afternoon squads, private lessons and cardio lessons. The introduction of cardio tennis this year was a huge success, focusing not only on our tennis skills but also fitness.

A special mention to Dennis whose continued support and words of wisdom mean a lot to the girls. This year marks his 30th consecutive attendance of the CaSSSa finals.

Finally, to all Year 12s: Amelia McMillian, Ellen Kneipp and Rosie Brodie who have all successfully completed five years of tennis at Stuartholme. I’m sure we can agree that it is truly the best sport at Stuartholme School and we are all very lucky to be part of such an amazing sport. I am definitely going to miss being a part of this atmosphere and all the girls who I’ve had the pleasure of knowing through tennis.

Congratulations on the season, your sportsmanship and commitment was outstanding and I would 100% recommend continuing Stuartholme tennis.

Annabell Blair
Tennis Captain 2017

 

RESULT TEAM TEAM MEMBERS OPPOSITION
Winner Junior B
Jayde McCarthy 8
Eliza-Jane Sheehan 7
Ella-Jayne Meadows 7
Ciara Royds 7
Caitlin Wright-Smith 8
Mt Alvernia
Runner up Junior C
Genevieve Steffensen 7
Luanna Burchill 8
Kei Wynn 7
Revelle Rolfe 8
Brigidine
Winner Junior D
Harriet Tully 7
Sofia Mailli 7
Ashlie Beauchamp 7
Albie Woolcock-Egan 7
Mt St Michael’s
Runner Up Inter B
Ella Howie-Roy 10
Kyla O’Shanassy 10
Gabrielle Bailey 9
Eleanor Orchard-Gibb 10
Ella Lyons 9
Brigidine
Winner Inter D
Annabelle Hauff 10
Larnie Beauchamp 9
Kristen Robinson 10
Lucy Bond 10
Maya Lawback 10
Bridget Lloyd-Morgan 10
Loreto
Runner Up Senior C
Claudia Tapsall 12
Rosie Brodie 12
Lucy Lloyd-Morgan 12
Alice Martin 12
Elyssa Teese 12
St Rita’s
Runner Up Open A Res
Ellen Kneipp 12
Emma Cheel 10
Alina O’Connor 12
Emma Cameron 12
Mt Alvernia

 

First prize at the Wynnum Manly Eisteddfod

Congratulations to a very talented Year 7 group who recently won 1st prize at the Wynnum Manly Eisteddfod in the category of ‘Group Improvisation.’ Well …

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First prize at the Wynnum Manly Eisteddfod

Congratulations to a very talented Year 7 group who recently won 1st prize at the Wynnum Manly Eisteddfod in the category of ‘Group Improvisation.’

Well done girls!

Left to Right: Laura Lukin, Libby Wilkins, Madi Malouf, Caitlin Forbes

Equestrian News

Hannah Lewindon, Equestrian Captain 2014, will be competing in the very prestigious Oceania Championships later this year. A highly competitive process is required for this …

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Equestrian News

Hannah Lewindon, Equestrian Captain 2014, will be competing in the very prestigious Oceania Championships later this year. A highly competitive process is required for this team’s selection. Hannah’s commitment to the Eventing discipline – Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping- and her successes over the past three years has seen her achieve this recognition. Highly academic, Hannah combines her university studies with her long hours of training, proving that excellent time management skills allows a person to continue with their aspirations.

Hannah competed for Stuartholme and Queensland in Interschool, winning both eventing and working hunter state titles as well as famously accidentally jumping the bunting at a Stuartholme event. Veretti was named 2016 Eventing Queensland Mare of the Year and National Horse and Rider of the Year from her consistent results throughout 2016.

Hannah was also named on the Queensland Elite Eventing Squad for 2017, however selection onto the Australian team for the Oceania Championships has been herbiggest achievement to date.

Good luck!

Queensland Catholic Cup Netball Tournament

Stuartholme School once again entered two netball teams in the Queensland Catholic Cup Netball Tournament, at Metro Netball Association in Coorparoo last week. During the …

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Queensland Catholic Cup Netball Tournament

Stuartholme School once again entered two netball teams in the Queensland Catholic Cup Netball Tournament, at Metro Netball Association in Coorparoo last week.

During the Tournament, Team 5 (Intermediate division) played 7 games and Team 9 (Junior division) played 8 games. All games were played on grass courts which was a little challenging for the girls to start with, but they adjusted well as the day went on.

Both teams displayed good team work, showing some great skills, both in attack and defence. Well done Teams 5 and 9 for your efforts and in representing the school so well.

Thank you to Cameron and Holly Roads who were our umpires for the day and to the parents who cheered the Teams on.

Sheryl Scanlan
Sports Administration Assistant

Indoor Rowing Championships

An unbelievable night for the Stuartholme Rowers at the Indoor Rowing Championships on Tuesday night. The girls won five events, with three 2nd places, one …

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Indoor Rowing Championships

An unbelievable night for the Stuartholme Rowers at the Indoor Rowing Championships on Tuesday night. The girls won five events, with three 2nd places, one 3rd place and one 5th place. The girls set three new team records in the Year 10, Year 11 and All Age Relay teams. The Year 10 record has stood for 12 years! Congratulations girls!

Year 8 Individual – 1st place – 1:47.3
Year 9 Individual – 3rd place – 3:38.0
Year 10 Individual – 2nd place – 3:33.9
Year 11 Individual – 2nd place – 7:21.6
Year 12 Individual – DNF (injury)

Year 8 team (5 x 200m) – 2nd place – 3:31.5
Year 9 team (5 x 500m) – 1st place – 8:48.2 (0.1s off the record!)
Year 10 team (5 x 500m) – 1st place – 8:31.4 (new record)
Year 11 team (5 x 500m) – 1st place – 8:20.0 (new record)
Year 12 team (5 x 500m) – 5th place – 8:51.6

All age relay team – 1st place – 6:27.9 (new record)

Matt Marden
Rowing Director

Outstanding results in music

Congratulations to Caiti Betts, Year 11 (Grade 5) and Charlie Stock, Year 9 (Grade 3) on passing their Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) with Credits, …

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Outstanding results in music

Congratulations to Caiti Betts, Year 11 (Grade 5) and Charlie Stock, Year 9 (Grade 3) on passing their Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) with Credits, B+ and B respectively. Well done girls!

Stu-eat-holme

A wonderful evening was had by all at the Year 12 Fundraiser on Saturday 13 May, where all funds raised were donated to the National …

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Stu-eat-holme

A wonderful evening was had by all at the Year 12 Fundraiser on Saturday 13 May, where all funds raised were donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This year, over 650 attended the event which raised just on $6000.

The contribution from the whole Year 12 group was outstanding and they wholeheartedly supported the Student Events Committee; contributing to the organisation, donating, baking, creating stalls and staffing all the areas on the night.

The Year 12s were led by a committed and effective Student Events Committee, Emma Cameron, Sophie Raftery, Georgia Nielsen, Georgia Frank and Bella Brown, and, at the helm, our Student Events Captain, Peri Brown.

An evening such as this is not possible without the support of the wonderful staff and parents we have at Stuartholme, who willingly give of their time.  A huge thank you to the staff and parents that supported us during the planning stage, after the event and to those that came along.

Margaret Devlin
Year 12 Leader of Student Wellbeing

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Dr Debbie Pushor presentation

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Dr Debbie Pushor presentation