Newsletter Term 1 Week 8 2019

Principal

Ms toni riordan

Aspiring Women Leaders Conference and Congratulations Ms Begbie!
The award-winning conference which has been running since 2006, was again offered to middle leaders in independent and catholic schools around Australia at St Aidan’s over the weekend. A delegate list of over 70 included staff from interstate schools. Members of the Senior Leadership Teams from both St Aidan’s and St Margaret’s supported the program which also featured visiting Principals and Senior Leaders. Thank you to Ms Cate Begbie, Mrs Kelly Swan, Mrs Holly O’Sullivan Williams, Mrs Karen Madden, Ms Lynda Wall and Ms Tina Henson for their valuable contribution. The program aims to encourage more women to consider senior leadership in schools.

On that note, it seems more than appropriate to take this opportunity to congratulate Ms Begbie for doing exactly what the Aspiring Women Leaders Conference promotes and that is to step up into leadership! Ms Begbie has accepted her first Principal role at Presbyterian Ladies’ College in Perth and will join her new school community at the start of Semester 2. We are incredibly proud that Cate’s time at St Aidan’s has added to her strong work ethic and dedication to quality educational delivery. Our school has had consistent strong leadership for many years and has no doubt helped to equip Cate to take on this wonderful leadership opportunity.

I look forward to welcoming Ms Marcia Forness – Head of Faculty (Socio-Cultural Studies) into the Acting Deputy Principal role for Semester 2 to allow us the time required for a thorough and considered recruitment process for a new Deputy Principal. Ms Forness is a long-standing, very experienced senior member of staff and has frequently acted in various positions held by members of the Educational Leadership Team.

Soft Skills developed through Extra Curricular Participation
It is Week 8 and the girls are working through a busy assessment period. It is also worth noting that our equally busy extra-curricular programs continue to pulsate. This week we celebrated the rich gifts and offerings of our Music and STAGE students at their family chapel service. Junior School students have competed in Andrews Cup Tennis, Touch and Swimming in the last week; Autumn Fixtures for QGSSSA in Soccer, Touch and Basketball have commenced; the New Rowers Try Day is coming up, as is the Duke of Edinburgh Qualifying stage.

A LinkedIn survey of 2000 business leaders, in 100 major cities, conducted last year found that the largest gap between the skills employers were seeking and what they actually found were in people-focused skills – leadership, communication and collaboration.

Many of the leaders responded that they look to future employees’ extracurricular activities as signals of interpersonal and leadership skills and real-world experience as a critical screening filter in their recruitment processes. They are also looking for evidence of resilience, and a capacity to deal with failure and turn it into learning.

A world that rewards discovery and innovation is one where failure is inevitable. Adrian Turner, CEO of CSIRO’s Data61, said that schools need to ensure they are developing young people who have “the resilience to take on something new and learn it and fail along the way, and ultimately achieve some level of mastery – they are skills that carry forward throughout people’s lives”.

OECD research reveals that the factors that make the greatest difference to students’ social and emotional development are the quality of the relationships with educators (parents, teachers and mentors) and the range of real-life and practical experiences young people have access to through curricular and extra-curricular activities.

In a world of uncertainty and constant change, there is no doubt that having a full range of social and emotional skills will help young people thrive as future citizens and employees. I am confident that St Aidan’s plays its part in closing the resilience gap. Staff, teachers, coaches, tutors – and parents work in partnership to seek the balance between gaining the best that an extra-curricular life has to offer with a strong academic focus. A balance, which I am sure will hold our girls in good stead for the future.

Congratulations to:
• Our Andrews Cup swim team who placed 3rd in the percentage cup. Well done to our 10 years girls who were age champions and 8 years girls who placed 3rd in their age group.

Best wishes to:
• Everyone attending our Music and STAGE service on Wednesday afternoon
• All for Harmony Day on Thursday
• Senior School students playing in Round 2 of QGSSSA Autumn fixtures on Saturday
• Rowers going to the New Rowers Try Day at Lake Kurwongbah on Saturday
• Junior School students and their families attending the JS Movie Night on Saturday evening

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Chaplain

Rev Gillian Moses

Please see the chaplain’s blog on Aidan’s Central https://central.staidan.qld.edu.au/homepage/1842.

The blog is accessible through the Living Faith tab on your dashboard when you first open Aidan’s Central. If you have not yet signed in to Aidan’s Central or you have forgotten how, please contact IT for assistance.

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Dean of Studies

Ms lynda wall

• Year 12 block testing

QCS test information
• Year 12 QCS practice
• Applications for Special Provisions for QCS test
• OP ineligible students and the QCS test
• Information about the role of the QCS test in OP calculations

Year 12 block testing
Year 12 will have block testing from 27-29 March. Year 12 students are required to attend school only for their exams during block. All students attending school must be in full school uniform. Students who are at school to study or meet with teachers must sign in and sign out through Student Services.

Year 12 QCS practice
The Year 12s have been working dedicatedly on their preparation for the QCS test, and feedback from the teachers has been positive. Students who are sitting the test will complete a full practice on Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 April. We hope that the students are focussed and ready to apply the strategies they have learned in EPP. As per block testing, students can arrive for the beginning of the testing and leave school at the end of the last session.
It is important for all OP eligible students to complete this practice.

Applications for special provisions for the QCS test
Applications for special provisions for the QCS test open on March 25. Special provisions are the adjustments made for students with diagnosed conditions to enable them to complete the test. This includes the use of a computer, separate seating, rest breaks, access to medication. If your daughter will need special provisions, please make an appointment to meet with Ms Wall to complete the online application after March 25. Both the student and a parent will need to attend the meeting.
Further information about QCS test special provisions is available at: https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/senior/qcs-test/special-provision.

OP ineligible students and the QCS test
Students who are OP ineligible and who have returned a signed letter to the school to indicate they are not sitting the QCS test are not required at school on the 1 and 2 of April. It is recommended that these students work towards completion of their Diploma and/or Certificate courses on these days. They are welcome to work in the school library and should sign in and out at Student Services if they do so.
OP ineligible students who have not withdrawn from the QCS test are required to sit the trial and participate in all preparation sessions.

Information about the role of the QCS test in OP calculations
Information for parents about the role the QCS test plays in the calculation of an OP is available on the QCAA website: https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/downloads/senior/qcs_test_parents_guide.pdf.

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Guidance Counsellor

ms Jennie Robinson

For all Careers news please visit the Careers tile on Aidan's Central.

Senior School

Sport

• The Back Page | Week 8
• Fixture Schedule – QGSSSA | Week 8
• Fixture Schedule – Club | Week 8
• Fixture Schedule – QGSSSA | Week 9
• Training Schedule | Week 8
• Training Schedule | Week 9

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Music

Click Read More for all Senior School music news including upcoming performances and rehearsal schedule.

Music Family Service
All Junior and Senior School Music and STAGE students are invited to attend the Music and STAGE Family Service to be held on Wednesday 20 March in the CHC, commencing at 5:00pm. The Service should conclude by 6:30pm. It is expected that all Music students in year 7-12 attend this service as part of their yearly commitment. Younger students are welcome to attend, but it is not compulsory.
As it will be “Free Dress Day” students attending this service are permitted to wear free dress.
N.B The following groups will be performing at the service:
• Chorale
• Ensemble Volar
• Children Crossing
• Selected Instrumental Students
Please address any queries to music@staidans.qld.edu.au or the teacher of the relevant ensemble.

Performance Pinafore
• Please be advised that members of the following ensembles will be required to perform in the St Aidan's Performance Pinafore in 2019.
Chorale, Ensemble Volar, Paganini Strings, Symphonic Winds and Chamber Strings.
Students who are members of these groups for the first time, are encouraged to purchase a pinafore new or second hand by the end of Term 1 to ensure that they have the correct uniform for performances in Term 2. Uniforms are available new from the uniform shop or second hand via the Sustainable School Shop. Please contact Mrs Figliano for further information.

Music Groups
All students are welcome to participate in the Music Ensembles on offer at St Aidan’s. Students need to have some proficiency on the instrument appropriate to the ensemble but all students are encouraged to sing in the choir! Any girl who is interested is encouraged to discuss their involvement with Dr Cuskelly j.cuskelly@staidans.qld.edu.au, Ms Trott c.trott@staidans.qld.edu.au or Mrs Figliano s.figliano@staidans.qld.edu.au.  (A full list of St Aidan’s music ensembles/rehearsals is attached below.)

Instrumental lessons in 2019
Don’t forget to complete the electronic private tuition form as soon as possible and return to us here at the school. Knowing which students are continuing with their lessons really assists in organising instruments, timetables and rooms. And of course, we are very keen to hear from any new students who are interested in learning an instrument. The link to the online enrolment form is as follows:
https://au1.documents.adobe.com/public/esignWidget?wid=CBFCIBAA3AAABLblqZhA6JM5HtbLwCed2S0TO047YiiTGdXfRFLn2AQer-VgcswmKKHCGd4cE8SZZDkT29Eg*

Music Support Group
The St Aidan’s Music Support Group, made up of parents, students and staff, provides vital support to the school’s young musicians through its fundraising endeavours and its smooth organisation of concerts and other music events. The group regularly purchases much-needed instruments, music and other equipment, and also helps support other activities such as workshops and overseas tours.
The support group relies on the goodwill of parents to help with ticket sales, catering, publicity, and fundraising which are vital to the seamless running of concerts throughout the year. Meetings are scheduled for Monday evenings at 7:00pm in the Science and Technology Building meeting room (SG02) and new members are not only most welcome, but also very much appreciated. Please feel free to contact the group’s president, Paula Hodge, paula.hodge@bigpond.com if you have any questions, or if you would be willing to volunteer but are unable to attend regular meetings.

Rehearsal Schedule for 2019
In order to assist parents and students in planning, please see the rehearsal schedule for 2019. This schedule has been prepared in consultation with the Head of Sport and every effort has been made to minimise clashes. However, please bear in mind that there are usually a minimum of 2 sports training scheduled in any week and should there be a clash between a music rehearsal (offered once a week only) and a sport training students are to attend the musical rehearsal on the set day and attend the alternative sports training on the other.
Please click here for the 2019 Rehearsal Schedule.

CHOIRS
• Ensemble Volar
(auditioned)
Chorale (Yrs 9-12)
Children Crossing (Yrs 6-8)
Junior Singers (Yrs 3-5)
Community Choir (Semester Two only)

STRING ENSEMBLES
• Paganini Strings
(AMEB Grade Five and above, auditioned)
Corelli Strings (AMEB Grade Two and above)
Chamber String Ensembles: Volar Strings, Allegro Strings, Arco Strings, Four Seasons Strings, Da Capo Strings (auditioned)
Vivaldi Strings (Yrs 5-8)
Dolce Strings (Yrs 2-4)
Clementi Celli
• Beginner Strings Program
• Combined Orchestras
(Symphonic Winds and Paganini Strings)

BAND ENSEMBLES
• Symphonic Winds
(AMEB Grade Four and above)
Con Brio Band (AMEB Grade Two and above)
Taffanel Flutes (Yr 5 and above)
Charma Band (Yrs 5-7)
Back-beat Band (Yr 5 and above)
Percussion Ensemble (Yr 5 and above)
Taffanel Flutes (Senior Chamber Flute Choir)
Yr 4 Beginner Band Program
• Yr 3 Beginner Band Preparation Program
(Semester Two only)
Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Corelli Strings)

2019 Music Calendar
Please click here for Semester 1 Music Calendar. Changes and additions may be made throughout the year. Updates will be provided in the Newsletter.

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subject news

• Maths
• Science

Mathematics Assistance Program Term One 2019
It is important that students develop as independent learners. By using the additional resources on the class One Note, textbook and Pearson Places or Cambridge Go, girls can ensure they get enough practice at the range of skills. For extra assistance in understanding a concept, interactive tutorials provide hints and examples to support students through the skill.
When difficulties arise, individual assistance can help to improve understanding. All the Mathematics teachers are aware of this and make it a priority to allow time for this to happen in their lessons. As another facility, members of the Mathematics department provide free tutorials to provide further assistance to any girls who are experiencing difficulty. Any girl can turn up to the room below and ask for help with a specific difficulty. Students need to attend the session at the starting time and ensure that they record their name on the attendance roll. Girls should make use of all opportunities to ask their own teacher for assistance in and out of class.
MAP

Science - National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)
Year 11 students are invited to apply to the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) held in January 2020. NYSF is an intensive 12-day residential program for students entering Year 12, who are passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). There are 3 sessions available at two locations (Canberra and Brisbane). This program provides students with the opportunity to learn about study options in the diverse fields of STEM and experience real science by working with scientists at a range of laboratories, workshops and in the field.

Session A: Wednesday 1 January 2020 – Sunday 12 January 2020 (Canberra, ANU)
Session B: Wednesday 8 January 2020 – Sunday 19 January 2020 (Brisbane, UQ)
Session C: Wednesday 15 January 2020 – Sunday 26 January 2020 (Canberra, ANU)

The standard fee to attend the program in 2020 is $3,150. This fee is all-inclusive, covering the participant’s travel to and from the program from one of our designated ports around Australia, as well as all meals, accommodation, transport during the program and any entry fees. We have forty Equity Scholarships available to cover $1,000 of the fee. You can view the eligibility requirements and apply. You must submit an Equity Scholarship application within the same timeframe as your NYSF Year 12 Program application.

More information can be found on http://www.nysf.edu.au/. Applications open 1 March 2019 and close 31 May 2019.

Sylvia Hicks
Head of Faculty – Science

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Signature Ball 2019

Limited tickets available. Over half sold in less than a week! www.eventbrite.com.au

The St Aidan’s Foundation invites friends, families, staff and past students to the Signature Ball 2019, Saturday 20 July, 6.00pm.

Join us for a sparkling evening celebrating St Aidan’s 90 years at Brisbane’s hottest new venue, Howard Smith Wharves overlooking the Story Bridge and city lights. Indulge in a three course dinner, premium beverages and live entertainment by the energetic Red Tie Band.

This is a 18+ event. $200 per person. Ticket sales close strictly on 10 July.

Please click herefor more information or to become an event sponsor, email foundation@staidans.qld.edu.au.

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Junior Jottings

Mrs Louise Mcguire 

Andrews Cup Swimming
• Parent/Teacher Interviews Prep-Year 6
• Junior School Movie Night
• Cyber Safety Tips
• TechMate
• National Day of Action
• Megan Daley-Author Visit
• Important Dates
• Outside School Hours Care - Easter School Holiday Program

Andrews Cup Swimming
I would like to take this opportunity to commend our entire swim team for their efforts last Tuesday at the Andrews Cup Swimming Carnival and, more importantly, their commitment in attending training each week. All girls should be proud of their participation. Congratulations must go to our 10 years girls who placed first place in their age group, our 8 years girls who placed third and the whole team for achieving third in the percentage cup.
Thanks must be extended to coaches and to the Year 6 Swimming Captains – Milly Harris, Mia Kirk and Arlie Richardson, for their leadership; and to all of our very vocal supporters who travelled to Chandler to encourage the swimmers. We must also thank the students who were reserves for their support and cheering on the day as it really made a difference to the girls’ performance.
Finally, I would like to congratulate Tracey Jeanes-Fraser and her commitment to the Junior School sporting program for 2019. The effort that she has put into the swimming program has seen our best results to date. The girls and coaches have truly benefited from her expertise, guidance and enthusiasm for the sport.

Parent/Teacher Interviews Prep-Year 6
Junior School Parent Teacher interviews are scheduled for Week 1 and Week 2 of Term Two (24 April, 29 April, 2 May).
All families should receive an email this week outlining the process for the online Parent/Teacher Interview appointment booking system. If you do not receive this information, please contact the Junior School Reception 3373 5944.

Junior School Movie Night
The Junior School Movie night is almost here! There are still tickets available and they can be purchased on Flexi Schools. The festivities commence at 5.00pm and the evening will conclude by approximately 7.45pm. Soft drinks/water and a sausage sizzle will be available for purchase and there are prizes if you bring along your favourite teddy. It is sure to be a great night. Please see the attached invitation for more details.

Cyber Safety Tips from Mrs Grant
Video Games and Kids
Are video games like Fortnite harmful to kids? Parents need to understand why kids play and when to worry and when to relax. Many parents are concerned with their child’s seemingly obsessive video game play. Fortnite, the most recent gaming phenomenon, has taken the world by storm and has parents asking whether the shooter game is okay for kids.The short answer is yes, Fortnite is generally fine. Furthermore, parents can breathe easier knowing that research suggests gaming (on its own) does not cause disorders like addiction. However, there’s more to the story. A comprehensive answer to the question of whether video games are harmful must take into account other factors. Fortnite is just the latest example of a pastime some kids spend more time on than is good for them. But parents need to understand why kids play as well as when to worry and when to relax.
For more information go to Safe on Social website.

TechMate
tech mate

Last Thursday, girls from grades 4 - 6 came along for an evening with their dad, grandad, brother or uncle to code and have fun with robots and drones. Together they enthusiastically coded and maneuvered Spheros in a Sumo wrestling match, burst balloons with Blue Bots, coded EV3’s to stop at a pedestrian crossing and reverse park, received ‘L’ plates with Pro Bots, programmed Alpha to dance and do push-ups and solved computer riddles…….Why was there a bug in the computer? Because it was looking for a byte to eat!...….by flying a drone with the riddle to be answered after navigating a course!
The evening was tremendous fun and ended with team challenges of designing a carriage to carry a girl around a set course being powered and coded by Sphero.

Some lovely feedback included;
“a wonderful evening and can’t wait to do it again!”
“Grace and Ella and Sean had a fantastic night. Thank you for organising the evening”
“My daughter and husband had such a great time last night. Thank you so much! It is wonderful to see my daughter so engaged and excited about learning. Thank you for sharing your passion with our children”
“Thank you for a wonderful night, the excitement of the night came home with stories to tell of drones and robots”
tech mate all

Jackie Child
JS Technologies Coordinator

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence
Wearing wrist bands, Penguin Aid girls lead the campaign in the Junior School to promote the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence. A presentation on Assembly reminded the students to always act safely when using devices and online communication. Classes also completed activities to support the message that bullying is not tolerated.
bullying

Megan Daley: Author Visit
Our very own Teacher Librarian, Megan Daley has had an excellent response to her book launch in The Living Room, at St Aidan's, which sold out very quickly. Her book, Raising Readers is sure to be a huge success! For any families that were unable to secure tickets to the book launch, Megan is also speaking at a parent forum in Thursday 28 March at Brisbane Boys’ College. Details of the event can be found here.  

Important Dates
Please click here for Important Dates Term 1, 2019.

St Aidan’s Outside School Hours Care: Vacation Care Program
oshc

BOOKINGS CLOSE 29 MARCH 2019! SECURE YOUR SPOT!

The School Holidays are just around the corner and we can’t wait to show you the fun-filled and exciting activities we have planned in our Easter School Holiday Program. Further details of the program can be found here.
Bookings for the St Aidan’s OSHC Easter School Holiday program has opened. If you require care for the upcoming School Holiday period please return your booking form before 29 March 2019.

How do I book?
Complete the official booking form attached to the program. For further details please email oshc@staidans.qld.edu.au.

What is the cost?*
Early Bird Fees: $60 per day*
Early Bird Bookings close: 25 March 2019
Fees: $65 per day*
*Incursions and excursions incur additional costs. These are compulsory for all students and therefore you are able to claim CCS for these.

What are the hours of operation?
The service is open from 7.30am until 6.00pm.

How can I obtain more information?
If you would like further information regarding our OSHC program or if you would like to make a booking, feel free to contact me via mobile on 0423 547 653 or email on oshc@staidans.qld.edu.au.

Palu Ingram
Outside School Hours Care Coordinator - SSA

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Junior Sport

Training Schedule for Weeks 8 and 9
• Andrews Cup Swimming
• Swimming Squad Training (Target Andrew 2020)
• Interhouse Cross Country Results
• Cross Country Training
• Congratulations
• Eastern Taipans Football Team
• Bus Travel to and from Ambiwerra – For Training
• 2019 Key Dates Term 2

Please click here for the Junior School Training Schedule for Week 8 and Week 9.

Andrews Cup Swimming
Last Tuesday, 12 March, the Andrews Cup Swimming team competed at the Sleeman Sports Complex, Chandler. Being one of the smallest schools out of 10, our team of 55 girls had an absolutely incredible day of success with exceptional results with many girls in their individual and relay teams placing in the top three positions, others producing personal bests and breaking Andrews Cup records. All team members are to be congratulated on their commitment leading into the competition and on the day of the event. Particular mention must go to our 10 year girls who placed a fantastic first place in their age group, our 8 years girls who placed 3rd and our 12 years who placed fourth in their age group. Congratulations girls on such an exciting day of swimming, your St Aidan’s sporting spirit, your comradery and sportswomanship shone brightly across the Sleeman Pool by all involved. You certainly held onto your Captains motto of “Don’t count laps make every lap count” and you demonstrated it beautifully. A terrific day!
I would like to thank the parents who supported the swimming at Chandler – your encouragement and support was appreciated by all girls. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our Captains, Milly Harris, Mia Kirk, and Arlie Richardson for being such wonderful role models, the staff and coaches who were involved in preparing the girls, in particular - Ricki Fasala, Tereka Fasala and Cade Fasala.
ac swimming

Swimming Squad Training (Target Andrew 2020)
Swimming Training will recommence in Term 4. Should girls wish to continue swimming, learn to swim and squad trainings are available at Dunlop Park Pool, Corinda. Please ensure you advise the staff that the child is a St. Aidan’s student.

Interhouse Cross Country Results
cross country

The Junior School Interhouse Cross Country carnival was held on Thursday 14 March and, as predicted, it was a very close competition. With all Houses all close on points, the All Age Relay became the pinnacle event to finalise scores.
Final placing’s and points for the carnival were as follows:

House Placing Relay Placing
1. Cavell Cadets 294 1. Hartland
2. Nightingale Neon 244 2. Cavell
3. Hartland Hollywood 238 3. Barrett
4. Barrett Parrots 190 4. Nightingale
5. Bronte Braves 185 5. Austen
6. Austen Ambassadors 123 6. Bronte

The places for each Age Championship are included below:

7 Years 8 Years 9 Years
1. Felicity Kortoci (CA) 1. Elodie Boyd (CA) 1. Olivia Cheng (NI)
2. Suzuka Haga (BA) 2. Ella King (BA) 2. Harriet Pillans (AU)
3. Caitlin Shelburn (BA) 3. Georgia Pettigrew (NI) 3. Sasha White (CA) 

10 Years 11 Years 12 Years
1. Isabelle Mortensen (NI) 1. Bethany Williams (HA) 1. Stella Brown (HA)
2. Lauren Deighton (HA) 2. Lulu Olford (BA) 2. Emma Thallon (CA)
3. Aurelia Boyd (CA) 3. Grace Cadawallader (BA) 3. Cass Chang (BR)

Cross Country Training
The Andrews Cup Cross Country Squad has been selected and permission letters have been distributed. Trainings will be open only to girls selected in the Andrews Cup Cross Country Squad. 
Four sessions are offered on a weekly basis to Andrews Cup Cross Country squad members with one compulsory session required per week, should your daughter be wishing to make the Andrews Cup Team - either a Wednesday morning or Wednesday afternoon. All sessions will have a bus collect students and take them back to school in the mornings and take them to the training locality for the afternoons. Parents are to collect students no later than 5.00pm at Ambiwerra. Ms Lauren Murry, our Head Cross Country Coach, will be overseeing the program.
cross country training wk 8

Holiday Training
Holiday Training sessions will be available for all students wishing to continue their training over the holiday break. Sessions will be held on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 3.45pm to 5.00pm at Ambiwerra and Wednesday afternoon at the Arboretum from 3.45-5.00pm. Parents are asked to collect their girls at 5.00pm. Girls are ask to ensure they have a cap and water bottle when training.

Training dates:
8 April Monday 3.45pm – 5.00pm Ambiwerra
10 April Wednesday 3.45pm – 5.00pm Arboretum
11 April Thursday 3.45pm – 5.00pm Ambiwerra
15 April Monday 3.45pm – 5.00pm Ambiwerra
17 April Wednesday 3.45pm – 5.00pm Arboretum
18 April Thursday 3.45pm-5.00pm Ambiwerra

No training Easter Monday.

Congratulations to Sophie Hannaford and Caitlin Memory who have been selected into the Eastern Taipans 12 Years Hockey Team. Sophie and Caitlin will be competing for a position in the Metropolitan West Team in early April at the Ipswich Hockey Associations. Wishing Sophie and Caitlin all the very best of luck!

Eastern Taipans Football Team
Nominations are being called for girls interested in trialing for the Eastern Taipans Football Team 10-12 Years Girls. 
Girls need to nominate through Ms Jeanes-Fraser by Friday 29 March. Numbers are limited and therefore girls must have a strong background in Football and playing experience.

Trial 1- Monday 29 April 2019
Trial 2- Tuesday 30 April 2019
Time: 3.45pm – 5.00pm
Where: Yeronga State School


Students will need the following
Appropriate footwear, shin pads, water bottle, hat and sunscreen. If possible, please wear a shirt with a number on it.

Please also note that items of clothing with zips are not to be worn.
Students will need to present the following forms to the Convenor at the start of the trial, otherwise they will not be permitted to trial
:
• Signed Principal Approval Form
• Completed Playing History Form
• Completed and signed Parental Consent, Contact and Medical Details Form
Regional Date: 28 May 2019
Locality: Western Pride Football Club

Bus Travel to and from Ambiwerra – For Training
Please be reminded that for morning training sessions, girls should be dropped at the Ambiwerra sporting fields (Erinvale St, Corinda) by parents. At the end of the session, they will be transported to school on the school bus. In the afternoons, students will travel to Ambiwerra on the school bus (Kathleen St) and parents must collect them from the sporting fields at the designated time.

key dates wk 8

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Junior Music

Click on Read More for all the Junior School music news, rehearsal schedules and upcoming performances.

Music Family Service
All Junior and Senior School Music and STAGE students are invited to attend the Music and STAGE Family Service to be held on Wednesday 20 March in the CHC, commencing at 5:00pm. The Service should conclude by 6:30pm. It is expected that all Music students in year 7-12 attend this service as part of their yearly commitment. Younger students are welcome to attend, but it is not compulsory.
As it will be “Free Dress Day” students attending this service are permitted to wear free dress.
N.B The following groups will be performing at the service:
• Chorale
• Ensemble Volar
• Children Crossing
• Selected Instrumental Students
Please address any queries to music@staidans.qld.edu.au or the teacher of the relevant ensemble.

Music Groups
All students are welcome to participate in the Music Ensembles on offer at St Aidan’s. Students need to have some proficiency on the instrument appropriate to the ensemble but all students are encouraged to sing in the choir! Any girl who is interested is encouraged to discuss their involvement with Dr Cuskelly j.cuskelly@staidans.qld.edu.au, Ms Trott c.trott@staidans.qld.edu.au or Mrs Figliano s.figliano@staidans.qld.edu.au. (A full list of St Aidan’s music ensembles/rehearsals is attached below.)

Instrumental lessons in 2019
Don’t forget to complete the electronic private tuition form as soon as possible and return to us here at the school. Knowing which students are continuing with their lessons really assists in organising instruments, timetables and rooms. And of course, we are very keen to hear from any new students who are interested in learning an instrument. The link to the online enrolment form is as follows:
https://au1.documents.adobe.com/public/esignWidget?wid=CBFCIBAA3AAABLblqZhA6JM5HtbLwCed2S0TO047YiiTGdXfRFLn2AQer-VgcswmKKHCGd4cE8SZZDkT29Eg*

Music Support Group
The St Aidan’s Music Support Group, made up of parents, students and staff, provides vital support to the school’s young musicians through its fundraising endeavours and its smooth organisation of concerts and other music events. The group regularly purchases much-needed instruments, music and other equipment, and also helps support other activities such as workshops and overseas tours.
The support group relies on the goodwill of parents to help with ticket sales, catering, publicity, and fundraising which are vital to the seamless running of concerts throughout the year. Meetings are scheduled for Monday evenings at 7:00pm in the Science and Technology Building meeting room (SG02) and new members are not only most welcome, but also very much appreciated. Please feel free to contact the group’s president, Paula Hodge, paula.hodge@bigpond.com if you have any questions, or if you would be willing to volunteer but are unable to attend regular meetings.

Year 4 Beginner Band
St Aidan’s has an outstanding Classroom Music Program, and the introduction of Every Day Music from Kindergarten to Year 3 means that students are not only immersed in music, but that they are developing an independent and sophisticated understanding of essential musical skills and knowledge for the level. It is clear to the classroom and music teachers that students are reaching musical benchmarks early and with greater competence. In an attempt to ensure that students receive every opportunity to learn a musical instrument, the students in Year 4 are invited to again be part of the Beginner Band Program at St Aidan’s. The Beginner Band lessons will occur weekly on Tuesdays during assembly time (12.40pm).

Rehearsal Schedule for 2019
In order to assist parents and students in planning, please see the rehearsal schedule for 2019. This schedule has been prepared in consultation with the Head of Sport and every effort has been made to minimise clashes. However, please bear in mind that there are usually a minimum of 2 sports training scheduled in any week and should there be a clash between a music rehearsal (offered once a week only) and a sport training students are to attend the musical rehearsal on the set day and attend the alternative sports training on the other.
Please click here for 2019 Rehearsal Schedule.

CHOIRS
• Ensemble Volar
(auditioned)
Chorale (Yrs 9-12)
Children Crossing (Yrs 6-8)
Junior Singers (Yrs 3-5)
Community Choir (Semester Two only)

STRING ENSEMBLES
• Paganini Strings
(AMEB Grade Five and above, auditioned)
Corelli Strings (AMEB Grade Two and above)
Chamber String Ensembles: Volar Strings, Allegro Strings, Arco Strings, Four Seasons Strings, Da Capo Strings (auditioned)
Vivaldi Strings (Yrs 5-8)
Dolce Strings (Yrs 2-4)
Clementi Celli
• Beginner Strings Program
• Combined Orchestras
(Symphonic Winds and Paganini Strings)

BAND ENSEMBLES
• Symphonic Winds
(AMEB Grade Four and above)
Con Brio Band (AMEB Grade Two and above)
Taffanel Flutes (Yr 5 and above)
Charma Band (Yrs 5-7)
Back-beat Band (Yr 5 and above)
Percussion Ensemble (Yr 5 and above)
Taffanel Flutes (Senior Chamber Flute Choir)
Yr 4 Beginner Band Program
• Yr 3 Beginner Band Preparation Program
(Semester Two only)
Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Corelli Strings)

2019 Music Calendar
Please click here  for Semester 1 Music Calendar. Changes and additions may be made throughout the year. Updates will be provided in the Newsletter.

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P&F

P&F

Trivia Night

trivia night

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Community

Community

Ipswich City Symphony Orchestra Concert 27 April

symphony
St Aidans' string tutors Mrs Helen Carvolth (violin), and Mrs Evalyn Legried (cello) will assume the roles of Concertmaster and Principal Cello respectively at the Ipswich City Symphony's next performance. This concert, entitled "The Romance of the Movies", will explore the relationship between movies, and music, and romance. It is an exciting program, which will include music from, Romeo and Juliet, Dances with Wolves, Lawrence of Arabia, Forrest Gump and Cinema Paradiso. We welcome a number of guest artists – Tim McCallum, the wonderfully sensitive performer who featured on "The Voice"; operatic superstar Hannah Dahlenburg, and rising young piano virtuoso Francis Atkins. This is an exciting opportuity to introduce young players to live orchestral music. We hope you will join us!

Saturday 27th April, at 7.30pm
• Ipswich Civic Centre
• Bookings can be made online at ipswichciviccentre.com.au


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