Newsletter Term 2 Week 7 2019

Principal

Ms toni riordan

Make Every Day Count
We’ve just completed Week 6 of Term 2. Every day and every minute counts. At this point of the term, assessment dates loom and many of our senior students are preparing for block testing. I suggest that it is a good time to stop and reflect on the need to use every minute wisely. I know that you support staff’s expectation that students arrive at school, on time and prepared to learn.

Just a little bit late doesn’t seem much but…
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What you can do as parents and guardians:
• Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day; make that the expectation. Regular attendance at school sets up good behaviours for regular attendance at work.
• Help your child maintain daily routines such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep. On average, teenagers need eight to nine hours sleep to be healthy and alert. It is important to monitor their use of the internet, mobile phone and social media at night to ensure they are not staying up too late or being disturbed while sleeping.
• Try not to schedule hair, dental or medical appointments during school hours. Arrange family holidays during scheduled school holiday periods so that they are not missing out on classes and therefore will not have to struggle to make up for lost time.
• Don’t let your child stay home unless they are genuinely unwell. Complaints of headaches or stomach aches may be signs of anxiety and should be further investigated.
• If your child wants to stay home to finish an assignment, rather than letting them stay home, expect them to go to school – make attendance the number one priority.
We understand that assessment loads, for the majority of our senior school students, are heavy at the moment. The importance of staying well, planning ahead and just keeping going are really important at this time.

This week at school
It was a joy to celebrate Ascension Day and to officially mark our 90th birthday with so many members of the wider St Aidan’s community at our Ascension Day lunch and service, last Thursday. Below, I share a section of my welcome to over 80 past students who joined senior staff at the Brisbane Club for lunch, before moving onto our Ascension Day service at St John’s Cathedral. It was a privilege to acknowledge so many of the Old Girls’ who have supported our school, over the years.

Good afternoon, St Aidan’s Alumni, staff and other special guests and with special acknowledgement of our two day-one students, two Old Girls celebrating their 70th year reunion and our 10 Old Girls marking their 60th school reunion. A warm welcome to you.
Today is a very significant day for us at St Aidan’s as it allows us to mark all that we celebrate about our school today, all that we remember about our school of yesterday and of course, all that we dream for our school of the future.
If you allow me, I would love to share a brief poem, written by St Aidan’s first and much-loved Headmistress, Mrs Christine Hartland, when she left the school in 1947. I was preparing for a speech, which I delivered to members of the Jindalee Rotary Club a couple of evenings ago and I set out to feature Mrs Hartland’s - and of course the sisters’ - vision for educating young girls. When I came across Mrs Hartland’s poem during my research, I couldn’t help but feel its relevance for a day like today. I hope you do too.
I have had my day and
I shall soon pass into the shade,
Life lies before you like a boundless ocean,
Take it on the wave
And remember this old school
From which I pass, has been
Your home and mine for many a day,
And needs your thoughts, your memories
The magic of your praise
To make it live and be.
So, ladies, Old Girls, alumni of St Aidan’s, thank you very much for the many years of your individual and collective thoughts, memories and praise of your old school. Thank you for your part in helping St Aidan’s to continue to live and be. I wish you great joy in being back in your school community today.

Congratulations to:
Amy Guo (Year 8) who has been selected in the Queensland U19 team for Badminton and will compete in Perth during the holidays.
Amielia Chadburn and Tayla Sykes (Year 9) who have been selected in the Queensland Touch Football team.
Hannah Doncon (Year 7) who competed in the Brisbane Performing Arts Challenge inc. and was successful making it through to the finals in the Intermediate section of the Speech and Drama Scholarships. Hannah also competed at the Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod on April 30 and was awarded the Communication, Speech and Performance Teachers inc award for 'Most Promising Performer' of the Eisteddfod.
Best wishes to:
• Year 11 and 12 students for your Block Testing and to Year 10 students for your Friday Block Testing
• All students performing in Thursday’s Performing Arts Recital

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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 Students & Academic Welfare (7-9)

Ms holly o'sullivan williams

• Student drop off / pick up
• Year 9 Camp
• Uniform
• Athletics Carnival
• Student Protection Officers

Student drop off / pick up: Parents are kindly asked to not park in the 2-minute loading zones at the front of the school during drop off and pick up times. These zones assist us in ensuring school traffic continues to move and safety is paramount as children are dropped off and picked up each day.

Year 9 Camp: Year 9 Camp will be held Week 1 of Term 3. Please refer to all information sent to you by Sarah Church and contact Steve Baker (Year 9 Year Lever Coordinator) should you have any questions.
Uniform: Just a reminder that students are expected to wear the correct uniform each day. Form Teachers and Year Level Coordinators will be checking daily and students found to be breaching the uniform policy will be issued a detention.

Athletics Carnival: Please note that the SS Interhouse Athletics Carnival will be held on Friday, 14 June (Week 8, Term 2).

Student Protection Officers: St Aidan’s has adopted the Student Protection in Anglican Schools Policy and Procedures, Anglican Church Southern Queensland. This policy and procedures provides the written processes for how St Aidan’s will respond to allegations of sexual abuse, likely sexual abuse, harm or risk of harm of a student by another person or inappropriate behaviour of a staff member or volunteer to a student.
Allegations and/or concerns of this nature should be reported to any one of the following Student Protection Officers or to the Principal:
• Holly O’Sullivan Williams – Dean of Students and Academic Welfare (7-9)
• Jennie Robinson – Guidance Counsellor
• Louise McGuire – Head of Junior School

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Guidance Counsellor

ms Jennie Robinson

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

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Senior School

Sport

• The Back Page | Week 7
• Inter-house Carnival Information
• Inter-house Carnival Nominations Survey
• Club Fixtures | Week 7
• Training Schedule | Week 7
• Training Schedule | Week 8
• NZ Touch & Netball Tour – Information & Deposit Letter
• Ski Trip letter – Information & Deposit Letter

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Music

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

Gala Instrumental Concert and Ascension Day
Congratulations go to all the musicians who performed at the Gala Instrumental Concert and the Ascension Day Service. It was wonderful to see the girls perform with such enthusiasm and flair which can only transpire with much dedication by the students and staff members.

Many thanks go to the members of the Music Support Group for organising all the catering and raffles for the Gala Concert and thank you to all the parents who donated items for the raffles. Also, to the parents for supporting your daughter’s involvement in the music program as St Aidan’s.

Term 2 Recital – Thursday 6th of June 6.00pm Auditorium
Please see below for the Term 2 Recital Program:

Music 1
music 3

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 Students are encouraged come to the first rehearsal in week 2 or sign up at the Trade Show 12.50pm in the CHC on Friday 8th of February. (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). The first meeting for 2018 is on Monday February 4 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 Term 2 Music Calendar. Changes and additions may be made throughout the year. Updates will be provided in the Newsletter.

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subject news

Mathematics Assistance Program Term Two

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 T2

*all students welcome to attend these tutorials, however; priority will be given to those students listed.

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Junior Jottings

Mrs Louise Mcguire 

• Year 5 - Admission to Holy Communion
• Public Speaking and Debating
• TechMATE
• Penguin Aid – Cheer Up the Children – Free Dress Day
• Premier’s Reading Challenge 2019
• Cyber Tips - Digital Reputation
• Train-to-School Morning – Tuesday 18 June
• Important Dates
•St Aidan’s Outside School Hours Care: Vacation Care Program

Year 5 – Admission to Holy Communion
On Sunday, it was a privilege to witness the baptism of 3 of our St Aidan’s Junior School students, followed by 18 girls making their first communion. The Year 5 girls assisted Reverend Gillian in what was a lovely service to recognise such significant events in the lives of these young ladies.
Thanks must be extended to Reverend Gillian, Mrs Megan Hannan, Mrs Jen Gibbons, Mrs Deb Koh and the Year 5 students for the time and effort they put into preparing for such a special occasion.
Special thanks must also be given to Reverend Gillian’s daughter, Charli, for lovingly making the beautiful (and delicious) cake that was enjoyed by the girls and their families at the end of the service.
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Public Speaking and Debating
On Wednesday afternoon, St Aidan’s hosted the first round in the annual Debating and Public Speaking Competitions with our sister school St Margaret’s. Both competitions are conducted in a friendly and supportive environment, giving the girls the opportunity to speak in front of an audience. These experiences are designed to prepare the students for future speaking roles and debates they might choose to partake in when they are in the Senior School.
In debating this year, we had four teams competing from St Aidan’s. The St Aidan’s teams were arguing, “That all political parties should have quotas for female candidates.” Students met twice a week to prepare for the afternoon and learnt many new skills such as rebuttal, summarising a team’s case, thinking on their feet and using high modal language to convince the audience. The Year 9 and 10 Debaters from the Senior School adjudicated the girls on the day and gave excellent detailed feedback on manner, matter and method. They were very impressed with the confidence of the students from both schools and how they rebutted the opposition's points with conviction.
In the Public Speaking Competition, St Aidan’s had twelve enthusiastic Year 5 girls participate. Miss Swan, Mrs Gibbons, Mrs Hannan and staff from St Margaret’s adjudicated the presentations and gave feedback to all speakers. They were particularly impressed with the level of preparation, confidence and enthusiasm displayed by all girls. Congratulations to Phoebe Finlay, Ava Robinson and Yolanda Wang for being awarded St Aidan’s ‘Speakers of the Night’. We extend a special thanks to the many teachers who assisted on the day and all the parents who came to support and provided a wonderful afternoon tea. Students will now begin preparing their next speeches and debates for Round Two which will be held on 11 September at St Margaret’s.

TechMate
TechMate evenings are for girls from Years 4 – 6 once a term to spend time with a significant male in their lives discovering the wonders of technology.
Last week, our TechMates enjoyed an evening of designing, making, testing and finally playing interactive games, which they made using @littleBits (magnetic electronic building blocks). They were first inspired by watching the fabulous video of Caine’s Arcade followed by the TED talk by Ayah Bdeir, inventor of littleBits.
TechMates explored a wide variety of resources and discovered the capabilities of the magnetic electronic building blocks whilst creating with them.
Imaginations were in overdrive as the girls and their TechMate made challenging games which everyone then enjoyed playing. Click here to view some of the games.
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Penguin Aid – Cheer up the Children Free Dress Day
At last Wednesday’s Free Dress Day, the Junior School came alive with bright coloured clothes, pretty tutus, tiaras and princess costumes. Year 6 Penguin Aid and Year 12 Leaders also provided some extra fun to “Cheer up the Children” with face painting and dance music for everyone. The purpose of the fun day was to raise necessary funds for the Queensland Children’s Hospital – Prof Ian Frazer Research Centre supporting the new Immunotherapy treatments for children’s cancers. The fund has been recently set up in loving memory of Charlotte Horwood-Young. Our total funds raised from K-12 students and staff - $1600.
Thank you to all St Aidan’s families who donated so generously to this very worthy cause.
Funds can still be donated to the foundation via the link below.
https://chf-memory.everydayhero.com/au/charlotte-s-memory
https://chf-memory.everydayhero.com/au/charlotte-s-memory
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JS 6

Premier’s Reading Challenge 2019
The reading period for the 2019 Premier's Reading Challenge is officially underway and will run until Friday 23 August. Students will be able to collect their reading record forms from their teachers. All reading record forms must be handed in no later than Friday the 23 August. Students can either give completed forms to their classroom teachers, or directly to the library staff.
This year, the Premier has invited all state and non-state school students to take the challenge:
• Prep to Year 2 should read or experience at least 20 books,
• Years 3 and 4 should read at least 20 books, and
• Years 5 to 9 should read at least 15 books.
Experiencing books can include shared reading, listening to stories, or reading picture books. The aim for the 2019 challenge is to engage more students in reading more books than ever before.
Every student who completes the challenge will receive a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Premier. Students who participate but don’t complete the challenge will receive a Certificate of Participation from the school.
For more information about the Premier’s Reading Challenge, please visit:
http://education.qld.gov.au/schools/readingchallenge/

Cyber Tips - Digital Reputation
Your digital reputation is defined by your behaviours in the online environment and by the content you post about yourself and others.
A poor digital reputation can affect your friendships, relationships and even your job prospects, so it is very important that you are aware of what picture you are painting of yourself online and protect your digital reputation today.
What do I need to know?
Protecting your digital reputation
Remember your online information could be there forever and your personal information may end up being seen by people you don’t know, including potential employers.
For more information to share with your daughter watch BTN

Train-To-School Morning – Tuesday 18 June
On Tuesday 18 June 2019 (Week 9) there will be a supervised Train to School morning for Junior School students (P-6). The purpose of this activity is to help students learn how to catch the train safely and confidently to school. Please read the information below and see the permission note in the student diary.
Groups of Junior School students accompanied by teachers will be departing from Auchenflower Station on the 7:50am train service and collecting girls at stations along the way on the same train service from (Taringa, Indooroopilly, Chelmer, Graceville, Sherwood) before arriving at Corinda Station at approximately 8:05am.
Students can also meet the teachers at Springfield Central Station for the 7:39am service and Oxley Station to catch the 7:49am train to Corinda (arriving at approximately 8:00am).
Parents or guardians should drop the students off at either Auchenflower, Taringa, Indooroopilly, Chelmer, Graceville, Sherwood, Oxley or Springfield Central stations.
Parents MUST confirm the student’s participation in this travel day by signing the permission slip no later than Tuesday 11 June, indicating which station your daughter will be leaving from.
A teacher will be present at designated points at each station from 7:30am. (7:20am for Springfield Central Station). Students are to check in with the teacher and have their names checked off on the roll. Once we meet you, we will all be travelling in the last carriage of the train together as a large group.
When we know who is taking part in the morning, we will forward specific details about designated meeting points for each station in a separate confirmation note. We will also ensure that there is a mobile phone contact number listed for each station if your daughter finds she is unable to participate on the day.
Cost: As part of the experience involved in catching the train to school, girls will learn to use a TRANSLINK GO CARD. Therefore, they will be required to have with them their own GO CARD with credit of at least $2.00 for this fare.

Important Dates
Please click here for Important Dates Term 2, 2019.

St Aidan’s Outside School Hours Care: Vacation Care Program
For more information about our outside school hours care click here.

 

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Junior Sport

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Please click here for the Junior School Training Schedule for Week 7 and 8, Term 2

Athletics Training
With the Cross Country season concluded, the sporting focus has moved to Athletics. Full athletics training has commenced for girls Years 2-6 in preparation of the Athletics Carnival on Wednesday 19 June.
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House Athletics Carnival
The House Athletics Carnival for students in Year 2 to Year 6 is scheduled for Wednesday 19 June at Ambiwerra Sports Fields. A carnival program providing details of times and events will be distributed to the girls through their classes. All girls in Years 2 – 6 will have the opportunity to compete in a variety of track and field events throughout the day. An information letter providing details for the carnival will be distributed in the upcoming weeks. 

Walter Taylor Bridge Friday Clubs Competition
The Walter Taylor Bridge competition presents students with the opportunity to develop skills, match play and team work on a Friday afternoon against a variety of local schools. The 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

Andrews Cup Netball
The Andrews Cup Netball competition will be held on Thursday 25 July at Metropolitan District Netball Association at Coorparoo. Trials for the teams will commence on Tuesday 4 June 3.45-4.45pm and Friday 7 June from 6.45pm-7.45pm at Ambiwerra. All girls have been advised to nominate through their teachers. The Andrews Cup teams will be announced in Week 9 of 2019 and the team selection will be based on skill, game application, combinations and attendance.
Netball Trials - Tuesday 4 June 3.45-4.45pm
   Friday 7 June 6.45-7.45am
Mrs Grant, Ms Hannan, Ms Jeanes-Fraser, Bob Jeanes, Loren Morrsinkhof


2019 Andrews Cup Netball Match Play Preparation
St Aidan’s Junior School will be participating in an afternoon of netball match play known as the “Metro Meet” competition. The games that were originally noted for Thursday 13 June have been moved to Tuesday 18 June after school at the NEW Queensland Netball Centre (Brisbane Arena) at Kessels Road Nathan against some of the schools that are involved in the Andrews Cup competition, as well as St Peters and All Hallows. The games will assist our girls in their continued development through match play and provide coaches additional opportunity to view students for Andrews Cup Netball selection. Girls wishing to be considered for our Andrews Cup Netball teams are encouraged to attend this meet. A school bus will be provided to take students to and from the venue.

Eastern Taipans District Softball
Nominations are being called for girls interested in trialing for the Eastern Taipans Softball Team 11-12 Years Girls
Girls need to nominate through Ms Jeanes-Fraser by Friday 7 June. Numbers are limited and therefore girls must have a strong background in Softball and playing experience.

Students will need the following –
Appropriate footwear, personal softball equipment, water bottle, hat and sunscreen. If possible, please wear a shirt with a number on it.
Students will need to present the following forms to the convener at the start of the trial, otherwise they will not be permitted to trial:
• Signed Principal Approval Form
• Completed and signed Parental Consent, Contact and Medical Details Form

Andrews Cup and Interschool Sport Photos
With the Semester One sports concluded, I am looking at collating photos from as many Junior School sporting events as possible. If Sporting Captains or parents have any photos, can they please pass them on via usb or email (t.jeanes-fraser@staidans.qld.edu).

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.
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Junior Music

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

Gala Instrumental Concert and Ascension Day
Congratulations go to all the musicians who performed at the Gala Instrumental Concert and the Ascension Day Service. It was wonderful to see the girls perform with such enthusiasm and flair which can only transpire with much dedication by the students and staff members.
Many thanks go to the members of the Music Support Group for organising all the catering and raffles for the Gala Concert and thank you to all the parents who donated items for the raffles. Also, to the parents for supporting your daughter’s involvement in the music program as St Aidan’s.

Term 2 Recital – Thursday 6th of June 6.00pm Auditorium
Please see below for the Term 2 Recital Program:
Music 1
music 3

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 Students are encouraged come to the first rehearsal in week 2 or sign up at the Trade Show 12.50pm in the CHC on Friday 8th of February. (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). The first meeting for 2018 is on Monday February 4 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 herefor 2019 Rehearsal Schedule.

AMEB Examination Results
Congratulations go to Mira Wang-Lee in Year 4 for successfully completing her Grade 5 AMEB Piano Examination. Well Done Mira.

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 herefor Term 2 Music Calendar. Changes and additions may be made throughout the year. Updates will be provided in the Newsletter.

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Community

Community

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

For more information about our outside school hours care click here.

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