Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Friends and Caregivers,

Once again it has been a very busy fortnight, with activities and events spanning almost every department in the School.

On Friday 11 August, we hosted our biggest Grandparents’ Day in history. After a welcome and tour of the School, grandparents and their granddaughters enjoyed morning tea before attending a special liturgy in the Chapel. We were so pleased to receive some lovely feedback from grandparents about how much they enjoyed the morning.

The next day, the Boarding Community came together for a Boarder Family Get Together. It was a wonderful opportunity to catch up with so many of our Boarding families in a relaxed atmosphere. This event is sure to become a regular in the Stuartholme calendar.

Straight after the Exhibition Holiday, our talented musicians took part in the annual Queensland Catholic Music Festival (QCMF). Unfortunately, this event clashed with the annual Province Retreat for all Principals, Board Chairs and Directors of Mission, which meant I was unable to attend. After listening to rehearsals at the Music Day however, I was not surprised to hear our students did extremely well with two Gold, two Silver and one Bronze. Well done everyone!

On Wednesday night our 11.1 Debating Team, consisting of Olivia Andrew, Isabella Andrews-Smith, Lauren Gunther and Ineka Tabrett, won their QDU Grand Final Debate against Brisbane State High School.  In a unanimous decision by a panel of adjudicators, the girls were able to successfully argue ‘The left wing politicians should focus on economic oppression as opposed to oppression originating from identity (eg. Race, gender, sexuality).’ It is the first time in almost 10 years a Stuartholme team has brought home the winning trophy from a grand final. Congratulations!

Last night was the first of two performances for the Senior Production: Fish Out of Water. I have heard it was a huge success and I am very much looking forward to attending tonight.

Today, 69 of our athletes are representing Stuartholme School at CaSSSA Athletics. We wish them all the best and can’t wait to hear the results!

Finally, on behalf of the whole school I would like to wish our 110 Rowers all the best for Head of the River tomorrow. It is sure to be a fantastic day and I will be there to cheer on all the crews.

God bless and take care,

Kristen Sharpe
Principal

 

 

 

 

 

Grand final winning 11.1 Debating Team