Newsletter Term 2 Week 2

Principal

Ms toni riordan

Sacrifice 
Sacrifice – an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy.

Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame, a gendarme, took the place of a hostage during a deadly supermarket siege in south western France on March 23, 2018. He died from his injuries. “France will never forget his heroism, his bravery, his sacrifice,” the French Interior Minister wrote in a tweet.

Our grandparents and great grandparents fought for us in world wars. Thousands of ANZACS died or suffered from injuries for the rest of their lives. They sacrificed their health, their freedom and even their lives for those they loved.
When we read stories of courage, when people put themselves in terrible danger to save someone else, we always ask ourselves, “What would I have done? Would I have been brave enough?” Until we are tested, we can never know how we would respond in a critical, life-threatening incident.
But the idea of sacrifice is not only for those moments of crisis. Sacrifice can be seen every day in actions, ranging from small to significant, when we put aside our selfish needs.

It is sacrifice when a parent stays up late into the night to finish costumes for children for a school production.
It is sacrifice when a best friend misses a party to stay with a sick friend, who is unable to go.
It is sacrifice when someone gives up a seat on the train for someone older or with special needs.
It is sacrifice when someone helps someone else instead of enjoying time off for themselves.
It is sacrifice when you give someone around the table the last piece of cake.

By these everyday sacrifices we learn important lessons in life. We learn that our needs often come second to the needs of others. We learn the value of thinking of others first. We become the kind of person other people rely on and our courage grows.
Sacrifice is one of the ANZAC ideals and is an important part of the continuing Easter story.
If we practise everyday sacrifices, we can be confident that, if like Lt Col Beltrame or our brave ancestors who have fought in wars, we are ever tested, we will rise to the challenge. Inside us all is that brave and selfless soul.

Parent Teacher Interviews
Parent-Teacher interviews have continued this week. Parent-Teacher interviews are a mode of communication, which enables the building of quality partnerships between home and school, which are vital for academic success. I encourage anyone who requires follow up from the interviews to contact the relevant staff member before too much time gets away from us. 

Congratulations

Barrett House who won the Silver Slipper Trophy
Austen House who won the Cross Country Aggregate Trophy
Tayla Behr (Year 10) who set a new Cross Country course record (11min 05sec)

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Chaplain

Rev Gillian Moses

ANZAC Day Reflection
They went with songs to the battle, they were young, 
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. 
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted; 
They fell with their faces to the foe. 
                           (Laurence Binyon, For the Fallen, 1914)

Someone pointed out to me the other day that there is a definite shift in the tone of poetry written during World War One. In 1914 and 1915, when the war was still young, poets like Laurence Binyon wrote poems of patriotism, glorifying the sacrifices made by the dead. War was a great adventure and all young men should want to join in. Even Sigfried Sassoon was optimistic and patriotic in 1915, writing:

War is our scourge; yet war has made us wise, 
And, fighting for our freedom, we are free.
                                                           (Absolution, 1915)

By the end of the war, and especially in 1918, the mood had darkened. War was no longer glorious, or freedom-fighting, but pointless, horrific and far too costly. Wilfred Owen, who would die in the trenches one week before the Armistice, captured the mood: 

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
      — Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
      Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle,                                    (Anthem for Doomed Youth, 1918)


It seems that war is only glorious to those who do not have much experience of it.

Each ANZAC Day we rightly remember and honour the fallen in our commemorations. And how hard it is to guard against our commemorations becoming celebrations. Television and radio will be saturated with programs designed to evoke a particular emotional response from us, and that response is infused with nationalism and patriotism: look how good our soldiers were, how brave, how valiant! And while all that may be true, it also conveniently hides some of the less noble truths of war, and the price paid by many who are caught up in it.
For the more we glorify the fallen, and frame death in action as a heroic way to go, the more we justify the wars that facilitate these deaths. If we are not utterly horrified by the number of soldiers, sailors and airmen who died in World War One (and all who died in subsequent conflicts) then what are we remembering? What does “Lest we forget” even mean, if it does not mean “Lest we do it all again”?
As an Australian whose grandfather fought in WWI, and whose family members have long served in the defence forces of this and other countries, I am proud of my family and of the family members of others, who served and sometimes died in that service. I am proud that they had such a sense of citizenship in their country that they were prepared to put their bodies on the line. I am proud that they contributed to some positive outcomes. 
I am not proud of the way we neglect our heroes should they not be clever enough to die in action. I am not proud of the way returned service people, who have faced many horrors in our name, receive little in the way of mental health support and rehabilitation on their return. I am not proud that we still see military action as the obvious answer to conflict and disagreement between nations, despite its terrible record of failure in this regard. It seems that the grass which covers our war graves overseas also covers our memories and our understanding, and allows us to forget too much.

Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo. 
Shovel them under and let me work— 
                                          I am the grass; I cover all.
                          (Carl Sandburg, Grass, 1918)

This ANZAC Day, whether you march, or watch the services on television, or commemorate it in your own way, I hope that it is a day for remembering that we are bound together as humans, and that we have great capacity for peace and reconciliation. May we remember that above all.

Blessings
Rev Gillian 

Admission to Holy Communion
All of our Year 5 students participate in classes in preparation for admission to Holy Communion as part of the Religious and Values Education program. Some girls will also take up the invitation to make their first communion on Sunday 3 June. It is necessary that students have already been baptised before they make their first communion so there will also be an opportunity for girls to be baptised first if that is something that has not already happened.
Baptism and Admission to Holy Communion are also available to other students who may have joined us after Year 5, or who have decided now that they would like to take these steps in their faith formation.  If your daughter would like to make her first communion and/or be baptised and she is in Year 6 or above, please email me with your expression of interest by May 4. If there is interest, preparation classes will be held at school for these students at a mutually agreed time.
Thank you to those parents who have already contacted me.

Confirmation 
Confirmation is the second part of the rite of Christian initiation which begins with baptism. Where children have been baptised previously, and the promises of baptism were made on their behalf by parents and godparents, Confirmation is an opportunity for them to make those promises for themselves. Where an adult has not previously been baptised, the services of baptism and confirmation take place together.
The Anglican Church offers confirmation to baptised adults from around 15-16 years of age. This year Bishop John Roundhill will preside at a service for the Laying on of Hands and Confirmation in the School Chapel on Wednesday 25 July. I invite all members of the school community, including students 15 years and older, parents and staff to consider if you would like to be part of the group who will be preparing for adult baptism and/or confirmation on this occasion.
Preparation will take place over a number of weeks this term and next term at a mutually arranged time. Please email me with your expression of interest by May 4.
Thank you to those parents and students who have already contacted me.

 

 

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Dean of Studies

Ms lynda wall

Parent teacher interviews 
21st Century Skills: Personal and social skills

Parent teacher interviews
The final evening of parent teacher interviews is this Thursday 26 April. 
Parent teacher interviews are a good opportunity for parents and teachers to meet to discuss student progress and to strengthen the partnership between home and school. One of the key benefits of the interviews is that they reinforce the relationship between parents and teachers so that goals and expectations are aligned. 
We particularly appreciate that interviews are conducted respectfully, with this sense of shared purpose. With older students, it is useful that the student comes along, as she will be taking responsibility for her learning.
Although parent teacher interviews are a key point in the school calendar for face-to-face communication, please remember that teachers are approachable for a conversation about your daughter’s learning at any time of the year. An email to arrange a phone conversation or meeting can be made directly to any teacher. We also encourage students to be proactive with their learning and ask their teachers questions in class or in out-of-class appointments.

21st Century Skills: Personal and social skills
The new senior syllabuses emphasise six skill-sets that have been identified as essential for learners in the 21st century. In my newsletter articles, I am taking one skill at a time to outline how these form part of the focus at St Aidan’s. The QCAA position paper on 21st century skills can be found at: https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/downloads/senior/snr_syll_redev_21st_century_skills_position_paper.pdf
This week’s 21st century skill is “Personal and social skills”. The associated attributes are:
• adaptability/flexibility 
• management (self, career, time, planning and organising) 
• character (resilience, mindfulness, open- and fair-mindedness, self-awareness) 
• leadership 
• citizenship 
• cultural awareness 
• ethical (and moral) 
These characteristics have been core at St Aidan’s since its inception, and correlate to aspects of the school’s values:
“Our focus is to develop and promote authentic, caring, confident, creative and connected women who value reason, imagination, truth, compassion and responsibility.” 
It is positive to note that the QCAA syllabuses combine understanding of effective learning management with an emphasis on ethical understanding. Thus, management skills are valued as enabling a contribution to society, and leadership.
At St Aidan’s we promote personal and social skills by:
explicit teaching of management of time and learning, through subject areas and the SEL program
teaching and encouraging students to take responsibility for their learning, employing a growth mindset when they encounter difficult content and concepts
requiring that students show respect for other people in their choices of words and actions, including when they are communicating their disagreements or concerns
recognising and celebrating diversity, through curriculum choices in the subject areas, as well as in the events that are highlighted in school assemblies and events, and the way we design education adjustments and programs for individual students
promotion of the mission of the Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Advent. The importance of care for others and compassion is reinforced during Religious and Values Education lessons. Self-reflection is also a significant component of these lessons. 
The 21st century “Personal and social skills” are, of course, skills that have their foundation in our students’ homes, and we appreciate the work that our parents have done and are continuing to do in teaching and role-modelling for their daughters.

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Guidance Counsellor

ms Jennie Robinson

ADF Gap Year
Queensland School of Film and Television
Exchanges
Projects Abroad
WEP Student Exchange Scholarships
Latitude Science and Design Experiences
Victorian Police Recruiting
British Council
UMAT Preparation
Griffith University
QUT
UQ

ADF Gap Year applications for 2019 have opened. It's a unique opportunity for your students to try out a career in Navy, Army or Air Force and get a feel for a military life without committing for a longer period.
Through an ADF Gap Year they'll:
Gain valuable skills and work experience
Enjoy a great salary package plus free healthcare
Live a varied, active and healthy lifestyle
Make friends with like-minded people
Get the opportunity to see more of Australia

In 2019 there are 14 roles to choose from ranging from admin to artillery and even flight crew, plus this year we’re offering 30 Army Officer roles - places are limited.
ADF Wk 2

QSFT
Introduction to directing workshop
WORKSHOP DETAILS

DATE: Saturday, 28 April 2018
TIME: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
VENUE: QSFT Campus - 22 Warwick Street Annerley, QLD 4103
TO APPLY:
Download & Complete Application Form
Email application form to applications@qsft.qld.edu.au OR Fax to (07) 3392 7511
You will receive a confirmation email once your  application is processed.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Call (07) 3392 7788
Email marketing@qsft.qld.edu.au          

Open Day
QSFT

Exchanges
http://www.ukgapyear.com.au/
http://www.ukprivateschools.com/gap-year.htm
http://www.tutorsworldwide.org/             

Projects Abroad
High School Volunteer Projects designed for year 10 and 11 students.
These programmes are quite different from our broader volunteer programmes which many school leavers would take part in. These programmes are tightly scheduled and chaperoned to ensure a well-structured, safe and supported short stay for younger students which packs a lot of experience and volunteer work into a short period of time.
There are programmes in 
Cambodia - Childcare and renovations
Nepal - Childcare and renovations
Nepal - Medicine experience and observation
Nepal - Building
Sri Lanka - Childcare and renovations
Fiji - Childcare and renovations in a traditional village
Thailand – Marine conservation
Full details are available on our High School Projects page. And in the files section of the Careers page.

WEP Student Exchange Scholarships Available Now!
Ready to discover the world? Apply now for WEP’s incredible There’s A Whole World Out There scholarship which could save you $2,000 off your year-long student exchange program departing in early 2019! With two scholarships available, you’ve got double the chances of a win! Submit your scholarship video entry by April 29! Find out more at WEP.ORG.AU or request your free info pack by texting ‘EXCHANGE’ to 0428 246 633.

Latitude Science and Design experiences
Check out the science and design opportunities now available from Latitude in the documents on my Careers site.

Victorian Police recruiting
police

Events | Resources | Industry news | Membership      

APPLY NOW            

British Council
For some really interesting UK experiences and British Council events in Australia check out this website- https://www.britishcouncil.org.au/       

UMAT preparation
MedEntry - https://www.medentry.edu.au/
NIE- http://www.nie.edu.au/
ACER - https://www.acer.org/
Please see files on my careers page for updated information and a UMAT simulated day.

GU
Event details
Year 9, 10 and 11 students and their parents are invited to attend the parent and student advice nights, giving them an opportunity to tour the campus and meet current Griffith University students, providing valuable insight about their experiences transitioning from school to university. 
Griffith
REGISTER NOW          

Open Day 2018
As the Advice Nights are for students in Years 9 – 11, Year 12 students and their parents are invited and encouraged to attend Griffith University Open Day which includes program specific Griffith Business School information sessions, allowing students and parents to find out more about the options available and have their questions answered.

Date: Sunday 12 August 2018
Time: 9.00 am – 2.00 pm
Venue: Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses
Register here for updates           

QUT
Get your students ready for the real world with the 2018 QUT Vice-Chancellor’s STEM Camp!

This fully-funded camp is open to high-achieving Year 11 students and provides an exclusive opportunity for regional and local students to spend a week working alongside QUT researchers and undergraduate students on real-world STEM research in areas such as sustainable engineering, vision robotics, patient care, big data and virtual reality.
To apply, students must complete the online application form, including a letter from a Teacher/HOD/Principal. Don’t let your students miss this incredible opportunity!  
 
The 2018 Program Details:
Camp Dates: Sun 23 Sep – Fri 28 Sep 2018
QUT Gardens Point Campus
Applications close: Mon 7 May 2018

Student Application Requirements include:  
Be a current QLD or northern NSW Year 11 student 
Demonstrate that you have 2 x VHAs in science, mathematics B or C, engineering technology or computer science
Upload a Letter of Recommendation from your teacher, Head of Department or Principal 
Upload the parent/guardian permission form 
Write a ‘statement of claims’ in the online application form
Submit the online application 

Join the Facebook event to keep up with all of the important dates and application information!
Application Page              

STEM Careers Evening!
Find out which subjects in senior high school prepare students for successful studies at QUT in science, IT, engineering, mathematics, health and education on Wednesday 9 May 2018.

Not only will you hear the latest information on QUT’s STEM courses and subject selection; you will also go into the draw to win some great lucky door prizes drawn throughout the night.
Date: 9 May 2018
Time: 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: QUT Gardens Theatre, X Block
Cost: Free

Register Now                

Parent Information Seminar
We'll provide information on:
making course and career decisions
getting in to university
life as a university student
transition to university and support for students
study costs and financial support
resources for parents and students

You’ll also have the option to attend a twilight campus tour with a QUT student before the seminar.
Date:  Tuesday 15 May
Time: From 5:15pm

Register Now               

Engineering Link Project
The two-day Engineering Link Project invites Year 11 and 12 students to get hands on in university-level projects, working with practising engineers and experiencing activities that will open their eyes to possible career paths.
Date: Thursday 12 & Friday 13 July 2018, 8.45am start
Location: QUT Garden Point campus
Cost: $66 (includes course, materials, lunches)

Register Now          

QUT Design degrees
From 2019, we will introduce a three-year Bachelor of Design, replacing the four-year Bachelor of Design (Honours), and offer a number of new double degrees.
The Bachelor of Design will offer majors in:
architecture
interior architecture
landscape architecture
fashion
industrial design
interaction design
visual communication             

Double degrees include:
architecture with business, construction management, engineering, property economics
landscape architecture with business, engineering, science, urban and regional planning
fashion with business
industrial design with business, engineering, law
interaction design with business, engineering, information technology
interior architecture with business, construction management, property economics
visual communication with business
More information - https://www.qut.edu.au/study/undergraduate-study/do-you-advise-school-students/news-and-events/news?news-id=127022&utm_source=silverpop&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=qut_undergraduate_guidanceofficer&utm_content=2018_04_18_GOs_QUT%20News%20(1)&spMailingID=56423869&spUserID=ODM5ODgzNjMzMjES1&spJobID=1382643966&spReportId=MTM4MjY0Mzk2NgS2               

UQ
Program update: Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours), QTAC Code: 709101

Run by internationally respected industry experts and academics, the Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours) is designed to ensure students stand out to employers.
This program can be tailored to help students achieve their career goals, with the option to choose up to three majors consisting of six courses from the one area of specialisation. The program's unique capstone course in leadership and ethics will give students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to real business cases.
Entry is limited to a small, highly motivated and high-achieving cohort aspiring to leadership roles in business, the community or academia.
Discover more here.           

Pharmacy Experience Day
Pharmacy Experience Day is an annual UQ showcase which invites students to discover where a Bachelor of Pharmacy can take them.
Throughout the day guests will take part in a range of hands-on laboratory activities, meet and quiz current students, and participate on a guided tour through the world class facilities.
All members of the public are invited to attend the Pharmacy Experience Day being held on Sunday 19 August 2018.
Discover more here.
UQ

Future Experiences in Agriculture, Science and Technology (FEAST) Camp - registrations open  
Students in Years 11-12 are invited to attend the FEAST residential camp held at the UQ Gatton campus from Sunday 1 - Thursday, 5 July in 2018
Future Experiences in Agriculture, Science and Technology (FEAST) is a five day residential program designed to inspire and inform high school students of the range of exciting and rewarding science careers in the agriculture, animal, plant and food sectors.
Discover more here.              

Change to Vet Science entry 
In 2018, The University of Queensland will be introducing an additional entry requirement for prospective students applying for the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours). This change will impact current Year 12 students applying for study in 2019.
This new entry requirement, a Situational Judgement Test (SJT), is an on-line, video-scenario based test with 12 sections and open-ended questions.
The University recognises that attributes such as resilience, critical thinking and communication skills that are essential for veterinarians are not reflected in academic performance alone. The SJT will be used to assist in the selection of a student cohort best equipped for the rigours of the profession. 
The test will be held between July and September 2018 with multiple tests dates. Students need to have access to a computer with reliable internet connection, a web-cam and hold photo identification and can be completed at home or at a library/community centre or another suitable location. The cost to complete the test is approximately $80 and students should allow 90 minutes to complete the test.
Further details about how and when to complete the SJT will be available soon on https://future-students.uq.edu.au/study/program/Bachelor-of-Veterinary-Science-Honours-2378.      

New in 2018: Bachelor of Computer Science
UQ's new three-year Bachelor of Computer Science offers exciting opportunities for students to specialise in emerging technologies such as cyber security, data science and artificial intelligence.
Students will develop an innovative skillset to take their place at the forefront of the digital technology revolution by combining the study of algorithms and data structures, with practical challenges of implementing them in hardware and software systems.
Coursework explores programming, databases, operating systems, networks and algorithms. Students will exit this program with strong analytical, logical, and development skills necessary to advance computing, its applications and beyond.
Computer Science is available as a dual program with: Arts, Science, Engineering (Honours) and Mathematics. Majors in this program include:
Cyber Security
Data Science
Machine Learning
Programming Languages
Scientific Computing
Discover more here.       

Experience Science - register now
Keep your students engaged in Science these winter holidays!
Experience Science is a free event, providing students in Years 10-12 the opportunity to discover what studying Science is like at UQ.
With programs occurring across Thursday 12 July - Tuesday 17 July, this event is facilitated by experts from UQ and industry, and provides hands-on, interactive Science workshops.
Discover more here.       
    

 

 
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Senior School

Sport

Rowing Information Night
Interhouse Cross Country Results
QGSSSA Autumn Fixtures
St Aidan’s Club Fixtures
Round 3 QGSSSA Results

Rowing Information Night
If your daughter has ever thought about being involved in Rowing, then now is the perfect time to find out more!   On Thursday, 3 May, there will be an information evening for parents of any girls interested in Rowing in 2018.  
Come along and discover more about this unique sporting opportunity offered at St Aidan’s.  Learn about the sport, the program at St Aidan’s, how it fits in with other activities your daughter may be doing, and about what the sport can offer.  This is a no-obligation opportunity to learn, and ask any questions you may have about the St Aidan’s Rowing program.
The Information Evening will take place in the Auditorium from 6:00pm, there will be a presentation lasting approximately 30 minutes, followed by a Q&A.  If you or your daughter has ever wanted to know about rowing at St Aidan’s, this is the perfect opportunity. 
For general information about Rowing at St Aidan’s, please click HERE, or contact Director of Rowing, Mr Sam Dutney, on 0478 693 506, or by email at S.Dutney@staidans.qld.edu.au .       

Inter-house Cross Country Results
It was great to see the high level of participation at the Cross Country Carnival last week. There were some outstanding individual performances and great House spirit on display. Tayla Behr (16 years) recorded the fastest time on the day (11min 05 sec) and in doing so set a new course record for the Inter House Carnival. Congratulations to our Age Champions who were presented on Assembly on Tuesday.  

12 Years
1 – Jemima Bennett                      13:13min
2 – Arabella Dickfos
3 – Ella Idzikowski

13 Years
1 – Leah Dargan                             12:27min
2 – Katya Hirst
3 – Mia Hughes

14 Years
1 – Emma-Kate Watt                    11:28min
2 – Yasmin Doherty
3 – Bridget McCormack

15 Years
1 – Shellbee Welsh                       12:18min
2 – Lara Soo
3 – Rosie Bartley

16 Years
1 – Tayla Behr                                11:05min
2 – Mackenzie Cullinane
3 – Madison Farrell-Thomas

17 Years
1 – Nina Brown                              12:05min
2 – Kate Riethmuller
3 – Ruby Harris

Congratulations to Austen House who won the Aggregate Trophy ahead of Hartland and Barrett.
cross country results

QGSSSA Autumn Fixtures
Please click here for more information.

St Aidan's Club Fixtures
Please click here for more information.

Round 3 QGSSSA Results
Please click here for more information.

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Music

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

Gala Choral Concert 2018
On Wednesday 30 May, the St Aidan’s AGS Music Department will present the Gala Choral Concert at St John’s Cathedral (Ann St). The concert will start at 6:30pm and conclude by 8:00pm. This concert will require the attendance of all students in Children Crossing, Chorale and Ensemble Volar. Performing alongside the St Aidan’s choirs will be the Ambrose Treacy College choirs (Junior Choir, Senior Singers and Chamber Choir) and the Queensland Kodály Choir. 
All St Aidan’s choral groups will attend a rehearsal in the CHC from 3:30-4:45pm on Wednesday 30 May. During this time, a light afternoon snack will be provided by the Music Department. Students will be required to change into their performance uniform at school before travelling to the cathedral. 
Students will be transported from St Aidan’s to the cathedral via a school bus, which will leave Kathleen St at 4:45pm. Students will be involved in further rehearsals with guest choirs from 5:30pm at the Cathedral. 
Students are reminded that the allocation of pockets/badges later in the year is dependent on attendance at all performances.
There will be limited on-street parking at the venue. However, the Cathedral Square Car Park (410 Ann Street) offers ‘Night Parking’ for $5, which can be purchased at https://www.secureparking.com.au/en-au/car-parks/australia/queensland/brisbane/brisbane-cbd/cathedral-square-car-park. Alternatively, Central train station is a short walk from the cathedral. 
Please note that there is no cost for admission to this concert. However, donations which could be used to defray associated costs would be most appreciated and can be made at the door on the night. 
As this is one of the main performance events of the year, we hope you take this opportunity to support your daughter in her musical endeavours through your attendance at this concert. 
Please send all enquiries to music@staidans.qld.edu.au.      

Gala Instrumental Concert
On Tuesday 29 May, the St Aidan’s AGS Music Department and Music Support Group will present the annual Instrumental Gala Concert. This concert will be held in the Christine Hartland Centre and will start at 6:00pm. We anticipate the concert will conclude by 7:30pm.  
Please note that there is no cost for admission to the Gala Concert. 
The following ensembles will need to meet in their allocated rooms at 5:30pm in preparation for their performance:

Corelli Strings (CG05)
Vivaldi Strings (CG05)
Dolce Strings (C108)
Con Brio Band (C112)
Charma Band (C112)
Percussion Ensemble (C111) 
Symphonic Winds (C112)
Paganini Strings (CG01)

Some students will be required to meet for a rehearsal prior to 5:30pm. The schedule for rehearsals on Tuesday 29 March is attached below:

Rehearsals 
3:30-4:00 Combined Band - Con Brio and Symphonic Winds (CHC Floor)
Paganini Strings (CG05)
4:00-5:00 Symphony Orchestra – Paganini Strings and Symphonic Winds (CHC Floor)
4:00-4:30 Charma Band (C112) 
Vivaldi Strings (CG05)
4:30-5:00 Con Brio Band (C112)
5:00-5:30 Percussion Ensemble (CHC Stage)

Attendance
We ask that all students remain in attendance for the duration of the concert and encourage students performing earlier in the evening to support other performers through their full attendance. Students are reminded that the allocation of pockets/badges later in the year is dependent on attendance at all performances.

Uniforms
Performers are required to dress in the performance uniform relevant to the ensemble. Full details of the performance uniform may be found in the Music Handbook and on Aidan’s Central. Students are encouraged to check details with their Ensemble Director in regards to correct uniforms. 

Catering
The Music Support Group will be providing a Sausages Sizzle ($2 each) from 5:00pm in the S&T under croft. Students will be allowed to purchase food when not in rehearsals. 
For adult guests, wine, beer and cheese platter ($5 each) will be available in the CHC for purchase.

Music Support Group
The Music Support Group is looking for support from the music community for the event to run the catering and for raffle donations. Raffle donations (e.g. chocolates, biscuits, bottles of wine, gift voucher, etc.) can be left at the Senior or Junior School reception. 
If you are able to offer your time to assist with preparation, serving or clean-up please contact on the night, please contact Anne Kuskopf (mylittlekitchen@bigpond.com) or Paula Hodge (paula.hodge@bigpond.com). This is a great way to support the work of the MSG in fundraising for the Music Department and all assistance here is greatly appreciated!
As this is one of the main performance events for our instrumental ensembles, we hope you take this opportunity to support your daughter in her musical endeavours through your attendance at this concert. 
Please address any enquiries regarding the event to the teacher of the relevant ensemble or Dr James Cuskelly on 3373 5999 or j.cuskelly@staidans.qld.edu.au

The Big Sing
On Sunday 20 May, students from Ensemble Volar will be involved in an excursion to the Gold Coast for the inaugural Gold Coast Big Sing. Ensemble Volar, along with several community choirs, will participate in a day of rehearsals and a performance at the Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre (Sir John Overall Dr & Lindfield Road, Helensvale QLD 4212). Students will be transported to and from the Gold Coast via a school bus. 

The schedule for the day will be:

7:15am Arrive at Kathleen St, St Aidan’s 
7:30am Bus departs from Kathleen St
8:45am Arrival and Registration 
9:00am Workshop One - James Cuskelly 
10:30am Morning Tea (provided) 
11:00am Workshop Two – Astrid Jorgensen  
12:30pm Lunch (provided) 
1:30pm Concert Preparation 
2:30pm Final Concert (Massed and Community Choirs)
4:30pm Students must be collected from Kathleen St, St Aidan’s unless other arrangements have been pre-arranged (please notify school staff). 

Students may wear comfortable casual clothes for the workshops but will be required to change into their full performance uniform (pinafore, white blouse, stockings and black shoes) for the performance. They will also need to bring a water bottle and their music. 
There will be no cost to students to participate in this event and food will be provided. 
Families are welcome to attend the concert at 2:30pm and concert tickets will be $5. 
Please complete the slip below and email/hard-copy return to Staff Reception or music@staidans.qld.edu.au by Monday 7 May 2018.  

ASMF 2018
A selection of senior school string students will be performing at the Anglican Schools Music Festival to be held on Friday 18 May at QPAC. Tickets for the evening concert are now available from QPAC – qpac.com.au. Please see the attached flyer for more information. 

Brass Music Bursary
The Music Department in conjunction with the Music Support Group are currently offering two music bursaries. These bursaries are open to students in years 7 or 8 who wish to commence lessons on a lower brass instrument – trombone, euphonium or tuba. If you are interested please contact music@staidans.qld.edu.au for further information.

Instrumental lessons in 2018
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://secure.netols.com/schools/gateway/intranet_gateway.cfm?eu=TU-CD1ECB42-C292-7EED-BE73B2DE78B58B7A-CD1ECB43-C292-7EED-BE1057D7703411E8 .        

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). Meeting dates are found in the school calendar 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 2018
In order to assist parents and students in planning, please see the rehearsal schedule for 2018. 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. 

Weekly instrumental rehearsals are held in the CHC.
Rehearsal Schedule              

Ensembles: 
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 (Yrs 7-11)
Chamber String Ensembles: Volar Strings, Da Capo Strings, Allegro Strings, Arco Strings, Four Seasons Strings (auditioned)
Vivaldi Strings (Yrs 5-8)
Dolce Strings (Yrs 2-4)
Staccato Strings (Beginner Ensemble)
Year 1 and 2 Beginner Strings Program
Combined Orchestras
(Symphonic Winds and Paganini Strings)

BAND PROGRAM
Symphonic Winds
(AMEB Grade Three and above)
Con Brio Band (Yrs 7-9)
Chamber Winds (auditioned)
Charma Band (Yrs 5-7)
Percussion Ensemble (Yrs 4-7)
Yr 4 Beginner Band Program 
Yr 3 Beginner Band Program
(Semester Two only)
Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Corelli Strings)

2018 Music Calendar
Changes and additions may be made to the following calendar. Updates are provided through the newsletter.

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Queensland Junior Physics Olympiad
Stage
Antipodeans

Queensland Junior Physics Olympiad
Queensland JPhO is a five-day (non-residential) program for Year 10 students with an interest in physics, science and mathematics.
The program aims to develop students' problem-solving skills as well as an appreciation and understanding of physics.  
What's on offer at JPho?
Lectures on specific physics concepts like energy, force and momentum.
Tutorials to apply knowledge to conceptual problems.
Tours to a variety of research labs (organic chemistry, lasers and quantum physics).
Interactive workshops exploring physical effects, including the scientific basis for circus tricks, acrobatics, tesla coils and electronic circuits.
Support from UQ lecturers, researchers, tutors, the UQ Demo Troupe and volunteers. 
JPhO presents physics in a format that complements senior physics, while also providing techniques for problem solving and great team-work experiences. It is also a fun environment for students to meet like minded people. 
Applications
Students need to apply before 30 April 2018 and provide a letter of reference from their teacher. If your daughter is interested, I would encourage her to promptly ask her Science teacher for a letter of reference so that it can be provided by the due date.
When: Monday, 2 July - Friday, 6 July 2018.
Where: The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Brisbane.
Cost
$260.00 (including GST). This price includes: 
• all meals (including lunch, morning and afternoon tea);
• all program materials;
For more information on JPhO, as well as a link to the online application form, please visit the event website

Mrs Hicks

​Stage Dance Team 2018 - Competition Season
The STAGE dance team has been training hard for the forthcoming Competition Season. There are 28 enthusiastic and talented dancers in the group this year, and they have learned four exciting routines which will be performed in coming weeks. Many of the girls dance outside of school and they all have a high level of technical skill, fitness and commitment.
The STAGE girls enjoyed a trip to QPAC last week to see the Musical Theatre production of Aladdin.  A group of 23 students went to see this fantastic Broadway-style production with its vibrant song-and-dance routines, super-fast costume changes, amazing special effects, fabulous set design and vast number of sequins…. not to mention a flying magic carpet. A great time was had by all. We hope that the girls will be inspired … and that they will be able to change their costumes just as quickly.
stage 
As usual, STAGE has entered several high school dance competitions in 2018. The first is Ipswich Combined Dance Eisteddfod next Thursday 3 May. Please wish the girls well in their first competition of the year.
The girls welcome supporters, especially to the final competition at DanceLife Unite on 21-22 July. There will be a Supporters’ Bus for this and students are encouraged to come along and support. All students who attend will gain a point in their Spirit Passbook. More information will be supplied closer to that date.
For information about STAGE or its competitions, girls should contact Dance Captains Jessie Forbes and Gemma Rowell.

Antipodeans
In November of this year a group of year 9, 10 and 11 girls will be heading to India. Whilst in India, as community service, the girls will be building a classroom. In order to raise enough funds for the project, the girls will be holding a raffle with prizes including:
Two family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) to the Ekka – valued at $170
A pack of various teas from Heritage Teas – valued at $100
A one-off, hand-made Mari Bray vase from OneGirlStudio – valued at $159
A Katy Perry Mad Potion gift pack 
One month Goodlife gym membership + Goodlife backpack 

The tickets will be selling for $2 each or 3 tickets for $5. Tickets can be bought on Wednesday lunchtimes with the draw concluding on the 22 May, Week 6. All tickets purchased will be greatly appreciated. 

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Junior Jottings

Mrs Louise Mcguire 

Form Captains – Term 2
Mother’s Day Stall/Raffle – Wednesday 9 May
Morning for Grandparents and Special Friends – Friday 1 June
Penguin Aid
Important Dates

Form Captain Assembly
The following girls have been elected to the very important position of Form Captain for Term 2. Form Captains were presented with their badges at a Special Junior School Assembly in the CHC on Monday of this week.

Congratulations – 
Year 4C Olivia Morgan
Remy Hancock

Year 4S Ava Robinson
Georgia Boyne

Year 5E Rebecca Kerr
Lillian Walker

Year 5G Emma Thallon
Millie Harris
 
Year 5K Tahlia Ferguson
Ella Dart  

Year 6G Bridie Allen
Sofia Ortiz

Year 6J Charlotte Worthington
Lara Koekoek 

Year 6M Abigail Jones
Isabel Dowd  

Mother’s Day Stall/Raffle – 9 May – gifts $15 each
In conjunction with the Mother's Day Stall, we hold the now famous Mother's Day Raffle which raises money that is directly used by the Junior School to provide specialised learning materials for the students of the Junior School. To enable the raffle to proceed and to provide you with the opportunity to win some great prizes, we would love donations of some products so we can assemble gourmet hampers. For this to happen and to make it easy for you to pick something up when shopping, we have the following suggestions for each year group (of course if you have something else you would like to contribute as a prize, this would be very much appreciated):

Kindergarten Wine or chocolates/toffees
Prep Twinings Tea or Tea 2 Tea
Year 1 Shortbread or gourmet sweet biscuits/fudge
Year 2 Savoury crackers suitable for cheese, or gourmet jam
Year 3 Shortbread/ gourmet sweet biscuits/fudge
Year 4 Wine or chocolates or gourmet jam
Year 5 Wine or chocolates/toffees
Year 6 Twinings Tea or Tea 2 Tea

Thank you very much for your assistance in contributing to these prizes which give much enjoyment to the girls at the lunchtime draw. Any contributions to the raffle can be dropped into the Junior School Reception. You will receive your raffle tickets this week.
We will be having a ‘wrapping day’ on Tuesday 8 May (in the Outside School Hours Care classroom – lower level of the Junior School Library) to package the gifts to be sold at the stall. If you are able to assist for any length of time, your help would be greatly appreciated. We will be commencing at ‘drop off’ time and concluding as soon as all of the gifts are beautifully wrapped and ready to be scrutinised by many excited shoppers the following day!

A morning for Grandparents and Special Friends
Please note that our morning for Grandparents and Special Friends will be held on Friday 1 June. It is an event the entire Junior School is looking forward to again this year. It is a wonderful opportunity to involve these very special people in our school. More information will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

Penguin Aid
teddy
The Penguin Aid leaders and Junior School classes are raising money for the Kids Cancer Project. Each class is aiming to raise $55 to buy a Teddy Bear to give to children who are going through treatment for cancer. Please send along $2-3 and any loose change to your class teacher for collection by the end of April. The adorable teddy bears will be purchased and delivered to the Lady Cilento Hospital to help cheer up children in the chemotherapy ward. Childhood cancers are very different from adult cancers. Your donations will also help ongoing research and improve treatments for cancer currently being used here in Queensland.

Important Dates
Term 2, 2018

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Junior Sport

Please click here for the Junior School Training Schedule for  Week 2 and Week 3, Term 2 .

Interhouse Cross Country Results
The Junior School Interhouse Cross Country carnival was held on Wednesday 18 April 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 placings and points for the carnival were as follows: 

House Placing Relay Placing
1. Cavell   394 1. Cavell
2. Hartland 244 2. Austen
3. Barrett 238 3. Bronte
4. Bronte 235 4. Hartland
5. Austen 205 5. Barrett
6. Nightingale 189 6. Nightingale

The places for each Age Championship are included below:
cross country

Cross Country Training
The Andrews Cup Cross Country Team has been selected and permission letters have been distributed. Trainings will be open only to girls selected in the team.  In the final week leading up to the Andrews Cup, all girls selected (including reserves) should aim to continue attending 1-2 trainings.  The training sessions will be as follows:
cross country training 1

Trainings are held at Ambiwerra Sport Grounds. Parents are to collect students no later than 5.00pm at Ambiwerra. Ms Murry, our Head Cross Country Coach, will be overseeing the program. 
(Please note Cross Country training will continue on Wednesday 2 May and Thursday 3 May to assist the girls in their distance preparation for the Athletics season).
Training:
cross country training 2a

West Taylor Bridge Friday Clubs Competition
The West Taylor Bridge competition is held at a variety of local venues between 1.00pm and 2.30pm every Friday. Touch Football is to be held at Souths-Graceville Junior Rugby League Club, Graceville Avenue, Graceville and Netball at Faulkner Park (Western District Netball Association) Graceville. Parents who are wishing to collect their students directly from the venue are to contact their form teacher the morning of sport so that teachers in charge of that sport are advised early.  Parents are to sign students out with the allocated teacher of their child’s team to confirm. All Touch Football and Netball training sessions are held at Ambiwerra Sports grounds and a bus will collect students and take them back to school in the mornings and take them to Ambiwerra for the afternoons. Trainings are on a Tuesday afternoon from 3.30-4.45pm for Netball and Touch Football will be held on Friday mornings from 6.45am – 7.45am. It is an expectation that girls wishing to participate in the Interschool Netball and Touch Football attend a training session each week.

Netball Training
Tuesday - Ambiwerra - 3.45-4.45pm

Touch Football Training
Friday - Ambiwerra - 6.45-7.45am

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 conclusion 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 should collect them from the sporting fields at the designated time.

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Junior Music

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Gala Choral Concert 2018
On Wednesday 30 May, the St Aidan’s AGS Music Department will present the Gala Choral Concert at St John’s Cathedral (Ann St). The concert will start at 6:30pm and conclude by 8:00pm. This concert will require the attendance of all students in Children Crossing, Chorale and Ensemble Volar. Performing alongside the St Aidan’s choirs will be the Ambrose Treacy College choirs (Junior Choir, Senior Singers and Chamber Choir) and the Queensland Kodály Choir. 
All St Aidan’s choral groups will attend a rehearsal in the CHC from 3:30-4:45pm on Wednesday 30 May. During this time, a light afternoon snack will be provided by the Music Department. Students will be required to change into their performance uniform at school before travelling to the cathedral. 
Students will be transported from St Aidan’s to the cathedral via a school bus, which will leave Kathleen St at 4:45pm. Students will be involved in further rehearsals with guest choirs from 5:30pm at the Cathedral. 
Students are reminded that the allocation of pockets/badges later in the year is dependent on attendance at all performances.
There will be limited on-street parking at the venue. However, the Cathedral Square Car Park (410 Ann Street) offers ‘Night Parking’ for $5, which can be purchased at https://www.secureparking.com.au/en-au/car-parks/australia/queensland/brisbane/brisbane-cbd/cathedral-square-car-park. Alternatively, Central train station is a short walk from the cathedral. 
Please note that there is no cost for admission to this concert. However, donations which could be used to defray associated costs would be most appreciated and can be made at the door on the night. 
As this is one of the main performance events of the year, we hope you take this opportunity to support your daughter in her musical endeavours through your attendance at this concert. 
Please send all enquiries to music@staidans.qld.edu.au.     

Gala Instrumental Concert
On Tuesday 29 May, the St Aidan’s AGS Music Department and Music Support Group will present the annual Instrumental Gala Concert. This concert will be held in the Christine Hartland Centre and will start at 6:00pm. We anticipate the concert will conclude by 7:30pm.  
Please note that there is no cost for admission to the Gala Concert. 
The following ensembles will need to meet in their allocated rooms at 5:30pm in preparation for their performance:

Corelli Strings (CG05)
Vivaldi Strings (CG05)
Dolce Strings (C108)
Con Brio Band (C112)
Charma Band (C112)
Percussion Ensemble (C111) 
Symphonic Winds (C112)
Paganini Strings (CG01)

Some students will be required to meet for a rehearsal prior to 5:30pm. The schedule for rehearsals on Tuesday 29 March is attached below:

Rehearsals 
3:30-4:00 Combined Band - Con Brio and Symphonic Winds (CHC Floor)
Paganini Strings (CG05)
4:00-5:00 Symphony Orchestra – Paganini Strings and Symphonic Winds (CHC Floor)
4:00-4:30 Charma Band (C112) 
Vivaldi Strings (CG05)
4:30-5:00 Con Brio Band (C112)
5:00-5:30 Percussion Ensemble (CHC Stage) 

Attendance
We ask that all students remain in attendance for the duration of the concert and encourage students performing earlier in the evening to support other performers through their full attendance. Students are reminded that the allocation of pockets/badges later in the year is dependent on attendance at all performances.

Uniforms
Performers are required to dress in the performance uniform relevant to the ensemble. Full details of the performance uniform may be found in the Music Handbook and on Aidan’s Central. Students are encouraged to check details with their Ensemble Director in regards to correct uniforms. 

Catering
The Music Support Group will be providing a Sausages Sizzle ($2 each) from 5:00pm in the S&T under croft. Students will be allowed to purchase food when not in rehearsals. 
For adult guests, wine, beer and cheese platter ($5 each) will be available in the CHC for purchase.

Music Support Group
The Music Support Group is looking for support from the music community for the event to run the catering and for raffle donations. Raffle donations (e.g. chocolates, biscuits, bottles of wine, gift voucher, etc.) can be left at the Senior or Junior School reception. 
If you are able to offer your time to assist with preparation, serving or clean-up please contact on the night, please contact Anne Kuskopf (mylittlekitchen@bigpond.com) or Paula Hodge (paula.hodge@bigpond.com). This is a great way to support the work of the MSG in fundraising for the Music Department and all assistance here is greatly appreciated!
As this is one of the main performance events for our instrumental ensembles, we hope you take this opportunity to support your daughter in her musical endeavours through your attendance at this concert. 
Please address any enquiries regarding the event to the teacher of the relevant ensemble or Dr James Cuskelly on 3373 5999 or j.cuskelly@staidans.qld.edu.au.        

Junior Singers Rehearsal Schedule – Term 2
junior singers

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. Rotational times for the Beginner Band lessons are as follows:

Term Two 
beginner band

Drums Sticks for Sale
The music department currently have 18 sets of drum sticks for sale. All students in percussion ensemble and the beginner band program are invited to buy a pair of sticks for $5. Please bring money to Miss Looi or Mrs Figliano. 

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 .  

Instrumental lessons in 2018
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://secure.netols.com/schools/gateway/intranet_gateway.cfm?eu=TU-CD1ECB42-C292-7EED-BE73B2DE78B58B7A-CD1ECB43-C292-7EED-BE1057D7703411E8 .      

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). Meeting dates are found in the school calendar 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 2018
In order to assist parents and students in planning, please see the rehearsal schedule for 2018. 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.

2018 Rehearsal Schedule
Weekly instrumental rehearsals are held in the CHC.

Ensembles: 
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 (Yrs 7-11)
Chamber String Ensembles: Volar Strings, Da Capo Strings, Allegro Strings, Arco Strings, Four Seasons Strings (auditioned)
Vivaldi Strings (Yrs 5-8)
Dolce Strings (Yrs 2-4)
Staccato Strings (Beginner Ensemble)
Year 1 and 2 Beginner Strings Program
Combined Orchestras
(Symphonic Winds and Paganini Strings)

BAND PROGRAM
Symphonic Winds
(AMEB Grade Three and above)
Con Brio Band (Yrs 7-9)
Chamber Winds (auditioned)
Charma Band (Yrs 5-7)
Percussion Ensemble (Yrs 4-7)
Yr 4 Beginner Band Program 
Yr 3 Beginner Band Program
(Semester Two only)
Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Corelli Strings)

2018 School Music Calendar
Changes and additions may be made to the following Calendar. Updates are provided through the Newsletter.

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P&F

P&F

Trivia Night
P&F General Meeting

St Aidan's Trivia Night
 Saturday 26 May
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P&F General Meeting
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the next P&F General Meeting to be held on Wednesday 16 May 2018 at 6.30pm in the Mathers Family Auditorium. 

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