Issue 9 | 9 June 2017

Message from the Acting Principal

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends, The events in the world during the past fortnight have disturbed everyone’s sense of peace and equilibrium. It can be hard to know how to respond. Who better to turn to than Pope Francis who, in this week’s Tablet, highlights our obligations as Christians in …

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Key Dates

Please find below the key dates for the remainder of Term 2 and all of Term 3.

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News from the Nest

Dear Parents/Guardians, As you would be well aware, this is a heads down,  intensive study time in the House. I am very happy with how hard the girls are working and many staff have commented on the girls’ seriousness and commitment to their study. The kitchen is producing nourishing, warm …

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New single sign-on for School Portal and Community Lounge

To help make accessing information easier, Stuartholme has introduced a single sign-on for both the Portal and Community Lounge. This new single sign-on will give you access to all the information on the Portal, as well as your daughter’s academic results, your account and personal details.  This new login replaces other …

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Hat Cleaning Service

A large number of hats are quite dirty or marked at the moment. We have once again accessed the services of a milliner who will re-block and clean school hats. Can you please check your daughter’s hat and if it needs cleaning, please place it in a plastic shopping bag …

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Honour pockets and blazer embroidery

As we approach the end of Term 2, some of the Co-curricula activities are drawing, or have drawn to a close. This is now the time girls can apply to receive lines on their blazer in recognition of their achievements. The criterion used to award honour pockets is available on …

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Careers Expo – 24 July

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

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Options Career Information Bulletin

Please find attached the most recent Options Career Information Bulletin. The links down the bottom are a great starting point for navigating the document. Should you have any questions, or if I can assist you in any other way, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Stacey Wallace Careers Counsellor   …

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Year 11 Geography

This Term has been an exciting one for Year 11 Geography, with numerous field trips and practical data collections taking place. On Wednesday 3 May we were lucky enough to go on a field trip to Barnett Rd, Bardon and Glenrosa St Red Hill along Ithaca Creek to collect primary water …

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Stuartholme Short Story Competition

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Science Snippets

Did you know that on 18 June 2013, it was announced that a team of researchers at Harvard and the University of Illinois were able to manufacture a lithium-ion battery smaller than a grain of sand and less than the width of a human hair! Here are some important upcoming events …

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Queensland Conservatorium State Honours Middle School Program

Congratulations to the following students who were accepted to represent Stuartholme at the Queensland Conservatorium State Honours Middle School Program held last weekend. Alice Barry Voice Soprano Nina Clark Voice Alto Ella Cole Euphonium Gabrielle Cule Trombone Portia Franchi Voice Soprano Saskia MacMillan Violin Georgia Manthey clarinet Olivia Nancarrow Trumpet …

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Pierre de Coubertin Award 2017

This award is named after the founder of the modern Olympic Games and promotes the importance of participation in sport and physical activity.  The award recognises students who demonstrate initiative, teamwork sportsmanship and fair play through participation in sport – qualities that are consistent with the fundamental aims of the …

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Cross country wrap-up

Congratulations on an outstanding cross country. Following are some of the highlights from this year. CaSSSA Cross Country Championships (medium schools) – 1st 12 years – 1st 13 years – 1st 14 years – 1st 15 years – 1st 16 years – 1st 17 years – 4th Cross Country Awards …

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Interhouse Music Festival – Solo Music Awards

On Sunday, 28 May, 107 students performed in 11 categories at the Interhouse Music Festival, Solo Music Awards. We were joined by five guest Adjudicators:  Sue Witham, Piano; Leslie Martin, Voice; Janet McKay and Megan Harmston, Junior Bands and Senior Instrumental; Natalie Pammerton, Strings. All adjudicators were very highly qualified …

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Calling all artist and drama enthusiasts!

Sign on is now available for Art Club and Speech and Drama Private Tuition in Term 3  Please go to the portal to sign on or click Art (for Art Club) or Speech and Drama (for Speech and Drama Private Tuition).    

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Sign-up for athletics

With Stuartholme winning the CaSSSA Swimming & CaSSSA Cross Country so far in 2017, can we make the treble by also winning the CaSSSA Athletics Carnival! What a great year of sport at Stuartholme that would be if that could be done. To achieve winning the CaSSSA Athletics Carnival will require a …

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Outstanding music results for Jessica and Abbey

Congratulations to Jessica O’Keeffe, Year 11, on passing her Grade 6 Australian Music Examinations Board Piano Exam (AMEB). The exam consisted of a 30 minute program which included of a wide range of contemporary and classical piano styles. Well done Jessica! We would also like to congratulate Abbey Moore, Year 8, …

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Take part in the MESSI Survey: Managing Ethical Studies on Sensitive Issues

Researchers from the Institute of Child Protection Studies are inviting young people, parents and teachers to participate in an online survey about children and young people’s participation in social research about sensitive issues. They need help from: • Young people aged 12-17 years • Parents of children aged 7-14 • …

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