Newsletter Term 3 Week 10 2018

Principal

Ms toni riordan

2018 Alumni Awards

Congratulations to this year’s Alumni Award recipients:
Emma Betts Award (Formally the Distinguished Young Alumni Award)
Eva Kiriakoff (2005)

Caroline Amy Award
Helen Summers (1978)

Our award recipients’ achievements and stories were shared with students as part of Wednesday’s St Aidan’s Day Service and awards will be presented to Eva and Helen at our Annual Awards Ceremony in November.

Student Protection Guide

I draw your attention to an important document, which was recently published by the Anglican Schools Commission and is relevant to all Anglican schools in Southern Queensland, including St Aidan’s. The guide outlines the processes about how St Aidan’s will respond to harm, or allegations of harm, to students under 18 years and the appropriate conduct of the school’s staff and students, according to section 16 of the Education (Non-State Schools) Accreditation Regulation 2017. It also highlights that there are strategies for communication and support, including information for parents and persons engaged by St Aidan’s about the risk management strategy and where it can be accessed (section 3 of the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening Regulation 2011).

The Safeguarding our Children – Student Protection in Anglican Schools: A Guide for Parents and Students may be downloaded here: https://secure.ermonline.com.au/education/gateway/intranet_gateway.cfm?eu=TU-8E66C425-0BC6-0C67-A696D1C634056B7F-8E66C426-C8D5-461E-DAC6795B35485A76
or accessed here: https://www.staidans.qld.edu.au/our-school/quick-links/student-protection via the icon “student protection” on the quick links page on the school website and on Aidan’s Central.
https://www.staidans.qld.edu.au/our-school/quick-links/student-protection

The time to rest

In this final week of Term 3, I wish everyone a restful break and hope that there is family time together for recreation.

In Arianna Huffington's book, Thrive, she suggests that taking holidays, meditating and having adequate sleep is essential for anyone hoping to succeed in life. She believes that by shifting the goal posts to include the importance of mindfulness, meditation and 'unplugging devices', we can enjoy even greater success in life. Rest is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for all ages. It rejuvenates our body and mind, regulates our mood, and is linked to learning and memory function. On the other hand, not getting enough rest can negatively affect our mood, immune system, memory, and our capacity to manage stress.

Research in The New York Times suggests that if we want our brains to work at peak efficiency, we should be segmenting our day and ensuring that tasks don't bleed into each other. For example, engaging on social media should be one part of our day and responding to emails should be another. When we check both regularly throughout the day, we're letting our attention resources be zapped, making it impossible to focus completely on one task.

By segmenting our time, taking time truly for ourselves, and making the most of holidays, we can restore our energy levels and boost our creative abilities. Know that when we're taking a break, the time is not being ‘wasted’ – it is in fact an investment in ourselves and in our abilities as a high-functioning and successful person. Along with family time, mealtime and weekends, it is an important way that we can make the most of our brains.

I encourage you to rest to renew energy over the break and I look forward to seeing everyone return to school for the final academic term of 2018.

Congratulations to:
Joy Yin (Year 8), Lekshmy Ananthan (Year 8), Cindy Liu (Year 10) and Rachel Leathers (Year 9) who competed in the Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad last week.
Charlie Bell (Year 12) and Kayleigh Viviers (Year 10) who have been selected in the 2018 QGSSSA Netball team to play the interstate challenge at the Gold Coast 5-7 October.
• QGSSSA 2018 Winter Fixtures Premiership teams – Junior A Hockey, Junior A Tennis, Open A Tennis.
• Our Junior Athletics team who qualified to go to the National Nitro Schools Championships in Cairns in December.
• Year 12 Equestrian team (Kirsten Mackie, Holly Willmore and Eloise Smith) who have qualified to ride for the Queensland team at the Australian Interschool Championships in October.

Best Wishes
• To many of our Senior school students travelling afar. Safe travels to students heading on our European Cultural Tour and our Chinese Trip.
• Good luck to our tennis players representing QGSSSA in a national tournament.
• Travel well and good luck to rowers attending State Finals in Rockhampton.
• All the best to girls attending The Athletics Camp.

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Chaplain

Rev Gillian Moses

Yeast in the Dough
This will be a different kind of column this week, as I announce the opening of my chaplain’s blog on Aidan’s Central.

The blog, called Yeast in the Dough, can be found on the Living Faith page on Aidan’s Central https://central.staidan.qld.edu.au/homepage/1842. The Living Faith tab is 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.
Yeast in the Dough will be much like my usual chaplain’s reflections, except you will be able to comment directly on my posts. I am really looking forward to hearing from members of the St Aidan’s Community and I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.
My first post is about dinosaurs, because I have never forgotten the excitement I felt as a child learning about these huge creatures that once walked the earth. It is also about theology and the invitation from science to the church to learn and dialogue from one another.
As for the title of the blog, of course Jesus spoke about his followers being yeast in the flour of society, as only a little was needed to make a whole loaf rise. But it also says something about my interest in baking and my current adventures in sourdough bread and wild yeast! Don’t be surprised if bread makes a more literal appearance in later entries!

Blessings
Rev Gillian

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Guidance Counsellor

ms Jennie Robinson

• JMC Academy
• Bright Awards
• Qld School of Film and TV
• IMPORTANT CHANGES TO TERTIARY ENTRANCE
• Universities

JMC Academy
Want more info on making creativity your career?
We've just launched a new feature on our website which means you can have our course brochures sent directly to your inbox, check it out!

Bright Awards
Design awards for year 11 and 12 students - see my careers site for the brochure.
https://brightawards.com.au/

Qld School of Film and TV
Videography for Business
DATE: Friday - 21 September 2018
TIME: 9:00 AM to 4:00 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: study@qsft.qld.edu.au

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO TERTIARY ENTRANCE
Teacher entry

Changes to the Non-Academic Entry Requirements for Teaching
From August 2018, QTAC will discontinue their current Non-Academic Requirements for Teaching Entrance (NARTE) personal statement process and introduce an online tool to measure a student's suitability for entering into the teaching profession.
The online tool will use several measurable exercises to replace the function of the two, 500-word NARTE statements, removing the focus on writing and placing it upon suitability to the profession.
The first exercise directly elicits the student's motivation to teach, with the second exercise measuring the student's committment to benefiting young people and understanding the traits of a successful teacher.
When applying through QTAC, all students listing teacher education programs as a preference will receive correspondence with instructions directing them to the online tool. Students are required to complete the online tool by Friday 14 December in order to be considered in the January offer round.

UQ
From 2020 onwards
UQ will not be considering 'alternative' qualifications from current school leavers for tertiary entry in the year following Year 12.
UQ will accept the inclusion of VET qualifications and performance ranks in the calculation of an OP.

QUT
At the moment they will accept a stand alone qualification, however, from 2021
• School leavers who obtain an ATAR will be assessed on their ATAR -, if they have completed an eligible qualification at school, then that qualification can also be assessed for entry independently.
• School leavers who pursue only a qualification as a secondary school outcome will not be eligible for entry to QUT on the basis of their completed qualification alone for a period of two years following their secondary studies.
• School leavers with neither an ATAR nor a VET qualification (ATAR-ineligible applicants) will not be eligible for entry to QUT.
• Performing arts qualifications will not be assessed for admission for any applicant.

Flinders University
Flinders University is once again offering this entry pathway for 2019 to your current Year 12 students.
What is uniTEST?
uniTEST is an aptitude test that has been developed to assess the kinds of generic reasoning and thinking skills that underpin studies at higher education and that are needed for students to be successful at this level. uniTEST is offered to your students at no cost and they cannot be disadvantaged by participating. Flinders University will select applicants based on both their Year 12 results (60% weighting toward the ATAR score) and uniTEST performance (40%).
Please see the uniTEST FAQs for additional information.
See me if you wish to sit this test.
More details on my careers site.

GU
2019 scholarships are now open
Each year Griffith provides more than $40 million in direct financial support to help new and continuing students successfully complete their degrees. More than 600 scholarships are available to cover tuition, education and living expenses. It's well worth encouraging students to apply for these opportunities, as they can apply for multiple scholarships with just one application.
Explore scholarship options and apply online at griffith.edu.au/scholarships.

Aptitude for Engineering Assessment (AEA): applications now open
The aptitude for engineering assessment (AEA) offers Year 12 students an admissions pathway into engineering at Griffith University.
The exam is a two-and-a-half hour multiple choice test that assesses the candidate's aptitude to think scientifically, solve quantitative problems, critically analyse information and display interpersonal understanding.
Students who successfully pass the exam will receive admission directly into the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electronic and Computer Engineering at Griffith University.
For more details and to register for the assessment go to griffith.edu.au/aptitude-engineering-assessment
 
Bachelor of Creative Industries
This degree, available at our Gold Coast campus in 2019, has been designed for students who have a head for business, a passion for creative arts and a flair for entrepreneurial thinking.
This program will prepare you for a career as a highly skilled creative entrepreneur, arts facilitator, arts program manager, creative practitioner, community art consultant, festival producer or creative consultant. Majors in this degree include drama, creative writing, photo media and sound design.
Find out more about this exciting new degree at griffith.edu.au/bachelor-creative-industries.

Bachelor of Intelligent Digital Technologies
This new degree brings together technical and practical skills in the fields of intelligent digital technologies. You will learn the fundamentals of IT problem solving and high level programming skills for application in cutting-edge fields such as the internet-of-things, robotics, app and web development, big data analysis and virtual and augmented reality applications.
This degree is available at both our Gold Coast and Nathan campuses.
Learn more about this degree griffith.edu.au/it.

Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
This new degree available at our Gold Coast campus leads to being a dual qualification as an accredited Exercise Scientist and Exercise Physiologist (EP). EP's design and deliver effective exercise programs for people who have medical conditions, injuries and disabilities. This may include providing expert advice on lifestyle modification programs that focus on changing behaviours.
EP's have knowledge and skills that overlapping knowledge and skills with Physiotherapists, and they often work together with them in teams to provide effective patient care.
Read more about this new degree online at griffith.edu.au/exercise-science-sport.

Bachelor of Communication and Journalism
As the highest ranked university for Communications in Queensland*, Griffith is excited to launch a next generation communication degree.
Developed in close consultation with industry, this new degree responds to the demand for graduates who are ready for the opportunities of future media. It will equip students to take advantage of the evolving range of communication careers and opportunities in the digital age, across media, journalism, public relations and communication.
*2017 Uni Review.
More information about this new degree can be found at griffith.edu.au/study/humanities-languages/journalism-communication-public-relations.

Bachelor of Construction Management
Construction is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia and Asia-Pacific, and demand for construction professionals continue to expand globally.
Our new Bachelor of Construction Management program is unique due to its strong focus on IT applications and emerging technologies in the built environment. Our strong links with industry will allow students to learn from construction professionals and gain a practical understanding of the latest industry trends.
We are keeping up with the pace of change by making our programs more relevant, adaptable and flexible – enabling students and industry to benefit now and into the future.
Read more about this new degree online at griffith.edu.au/construction.

Mechanical engineering major
Griffith is introducing a new engineering major starting at Nathan campus in 2019. Built on a strong foundation of theory and reinforced by practical experience and innovation, the mechanical engineering major will equip students with a fundamental understanding of how things work, and enable them to apply this knowledge to design and develop next generation technologies.

UQ
UQ College University Prerequisite Course - apply now
UQ College is offering a short, four week Intensive Program to assist any student that requires a prerequisite subject for their desired tertiary program in the QTAC January Major Offer Round.
Courses in Mathematics B, Biology or Chemistry are delivered on the UQ St Lucia campus from Tuesday 20 November - Saturday 15 December for students missing a prerequisite subject.
Successful completion of an individual course will satisfy the relevant prerequisite at UQ. Results will be available in time for the January 2019 QTAC Major Offer Round.
Discover more here.

Queensland Mathematics Summer School - register now
The Queensland Mathematics Summer School at UQ (QMSS) is a five-day program from Monday 21 - Friday 25 January 2019 for mathematically talented Year 10 students planning to study Year 11 Mathematics B (Mathematical Methods) and Mathematics C (Specialist Mathematics) in 2019.
More than just a summer camp, QMSS is an exciting opportunity to meet a wide variety of people who share a common love of learning and passion for mathematics.Students will learn about the beauty of advanced mathematical ideas and be exposed to new ways of thinking.
At QMSS, students can explore undergraduate and even graduate-level topics while building problem-solving skills that will help them in any field they choose to study.
Discover more here.

Taste test life as a Pharmacy student - book now
The School of Pharmacy, located at our Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE), provides hands-on, interactive workshops and tours of the state-of-the-art facilities for high school students.
These on-campus experiences provide students with knowledge of what Pharmacists actually do, and what life as a UQ Pharmacy student looks like.
Tours and workshops at PACE are provided free of charge, and can be arranged by contacting the UQ School Liaison team at school.liaison@uq.edu.au.
Discover more here.

USQ
Accelerated Entry Pathway Program
Current Year 12 students (both OP and non-OP) can prepare for undergraduate study by undertaking the free Accelerated Entry Pathway Program (AEPP) at USQ over the summer semester. On successful completion of the AEPP, students will be eligible to apply for a wide range of undergraduate programs at USQ. Please visit our website for key dates and further information. Alternatively phone 1800 803 781 or email tpp.support@usq.edu.au.

Year 11 & 12 students to attend the USQ Film, Television and Radio (FTR) Two Day Experience
LocationUSQ Springfield – B Block Atrium
Date: Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 September 2018
Time9:30am – 4:00pm (both days)
Cost$50.00 (including lunch)
RSVPMonday 17 September 2018

The USQ Film, Television and Radio (FTR) Two Day Experience is designed for those students who have a high interest in the industry and future aspirations to study a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film, Television and Radio) or a Bachelor of Communication and Media (Television and Radio).
This is an opportunity, limited to just (21 Film, 25 Television and 10 Radio) 56 school students, to engage with USQ academics, current students and our industry partners. The event will outline some of the opportunities and the future needs the industry is facing, and give attendees a chance to experience the industry first-hand.
https://usq.ungerboeck.com/prod/emc00/PublicSignIn.aspx?&SessionID=ej9fd8fe4fhkfh7ff5&Lang=*

QUT
Exhibitions open from Tuesday 13 - Friday 16 November. Book a free guided tour of our Creative Industries graduate work at Creative Industries, Kelvin Grove by emailing our School Engagement Officer ciexternalrelations@qut.edu.au with your preferred dates and times.

Vice Chancellor's Scholarships
The Vice Chancellor's Scholarships (Creative Industries) are awarded to students who are ranked highly in their portfolio, interview or performance for entry into creative industries courses with additional entry requirements. Scholarships up to $30,000 are awarded to top creative applicants.
There are two specific scholarships associated with additional entry that only additional entry applicants can qualify for.
scholarships/vice-chancellors-scholarship-elite-visual-and-performing-arts
scholarships/vice-chancellors-scholarship-creative-industries
Our Creative Industries Precinct is adjacent to La Boite's Roundhouse Theatre so another idea is to attend a La Boite production with your school group this semester. We could then entertain your school group pre or post show with a tour of our Creative Industries precinct.
Click here to book a show https://laboite.com.au/ and email ciexternalrelations@qut.edu.au to book your school tour.

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.
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

The University of Adelaide
Watch information sessions about the following degrees:
Bachelor of Nursing
Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Oral Health
Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences

UQ
Changes to the Vocational Education and Training (VET) selection rank schemes
From 2020 onwards however, UQ will no longer allow school-leaver applicants to receive a standalone selection rank on the basis of a VET award alone. This change will only impact students applying for tertiary entry in the year immediately following Year 12.
Non-school-leaver applicants will still be able to use their VET qualifications to apply for entry to UQ in subsequent years, and this change will not impact students completing their OP in 2018 (current Year 12 students) or 2019 (current Year 11 students).
Questions?
Contact UQ Admissions on admissions@uq.edu.au or call us on (07) 3365 2203.

There are two main changes to the selection process for the MD Program at UQ:
• The introduction of a Mini Multiple Interview as part of the selection process (only impacting current Year 10 students, or younger)
• The introduction of prerequisite courses to ensure students are well prepared for the first two years of the program (impacting all students)

Women in Engineering Program
The Women in Engineering (WE) program is continuing engagement with prospective high school students at school-led career days, information sessions, as well as hosting annual WE Events across Australia. To spread the message of the importance of diversity within engineering, WE would love to work with you!
WE work closely with teachers and guidance officers and provide content and the knowledge to pass onto your students in a fun and engaging way. Through teacher engagements WE can provide you with the necessary tools needed to inspire and educate students.
• Let's work together to engineer a diverse future! To find out more, visit us here or email us at we@eait.uq.edu.au

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.

Vet Science entry exam
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
• Cyber Security
• Data Science
• Machine Learning
• Programming Languages
• Scientific Computing
Discover more here.

UTS
Do your female students have a passion for Engineering or IT? UTS and our industry partners proudly support women as they transition through uni, offering scholarships up to $66,000.
Scholarships for Women

The Bachelor of IT Cooperative Scholarship supports the next generation of IT and business leaders offering $49,500 plus two internships with leading tech employers.
IT Scholarships

UNI Melbourne
Mission Discovery- a five day space, STEM and leadership program for secondary school students.
https://latitudegrouptravel.com.au/special-programs/mission-discovery/

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Senior School

Sport

• Athlete Performance Centre (APC)
• The Back Page Week 10
• Week 10 Training Schedule
• September Holiday Training Schedule
• 2018 Sports Awards Criteria and Nomination Details

Athlete Performance Centre (APC)
Thank you to all the girls who attended the APC in term 3. It’s great to see the girls being consistent in their training and utilising the facility and programs that are offered.
As there is a reduced number of extra curricula sports offered in term 4, it is an excellent opportunity to start training in the APC. The type of training and exercises that are performed in the APC are very beneficial for improving fitness and assist in making you more resilient to being injured in sport or physical activity.
There are currently 3 training options available, which include strength and conditioning programs, group fitness circuit and boxing technique and fitness classes. If you are interested in attending any of these programs in Term 4, please complete the expression of interest surveys below. I will be finalising the training schedule in the coming weeks based on the most popular days/times from the surveys. The sign on process will be emailed week 1 of term 4.
The APC will be open in the school holidays, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.00 - 9.00am (week 1) and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.00 - 9.00am (week 2).
If you have any questions about training in the APC or are unsure which is the best program for you please email me directly g.capello@staidans.qld.edu.au.

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING (TRAINING PROGRAMS)
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VB8P7LF

GROUP FITNESS CIRCUIT
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9KVWX78

BOXING TECHNIQUE AND FITNESS
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7PLF8ZF

Giovanni Capello
Director of Athletic Development

The Back Page Week 10
Please click here for the latest edition of The Back Page.

Week 10 Training Schedule
Please click here for Week 10 training schedule.

September Holiday Training Schedule
Please click here for September holiday training schedule.

2018 Sports Awards Criteria and Nomination Details
Please click here for 2018 sports awards criteria and nomination details.

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Music

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

The Spring Sing
On Sunday 16 September, students from Ensemble Volar were involved in an excursion to Toowoomba for a day of rehearsals and a performance as part of the annual Spring Sing. The girls were wonderful ambassadors for the school, not only performing to an exceptionally high standard but also interacting with diverse members of the wider community. Congratulations girls.
Thanks also goes to Dr Cuskelly, Miss Trott and Mrs Dowd for their guidance and support and for making the day a rewarding experience for all.

AMEB Results
Congratulations to Emily Hodge who has successfully completed her AMEB Grade 6 Speech and Drama Exam.

Grande Concert
On Sunday, 21 October 2018 the St Aidan’s AGS Music Department and Music Support Group will present The Grande Concert. This concert will be held in the Christine Hartland Centre, will start at 3.00pm and will feature the following ensembles:

• Children Crossing
• Chorale
• Ensemble Volar
• Community Choir
• Symphonic Winds
• Paganini Strings
• Corelli Strings
• Chamber Winds
• Percussion Ensemble
• Volar Strings
• Symphony Orchestra (Symphonic Winds/Paganini Strings)
• Combined Band (Con Brio/Symphonic Winds)

Students who are involved in instrumental groups will need to arrive by 2.00pm in order to warm up and organise their instruments, music etc. All string students are to meet in CG04 (Strings room) and all band students are to meet in C112 (Band room).
All choral students will need to arrive no later than 2.30pm for a warm up in the Auditorium.
We anticipate the concert will conclude by 5.30pm and encourage students performing earlier in the afternoon to support other performers through their full attendance. Students are reminded that the allocation of pockets is dependent on attendance at all performances.
Ensemble and choir members are required to dress in the performance uniform. Full details of the performance uniform may be found overleaf. Performance uniforms are available from the Uniform Shop. Students from the Junior School who are performing may wear their formal blue school uniform.
In order to run an event such as this, some parental assistance is required. The Music Support Group is looking for offers of support for the afternoon; all families are asked to bring a plate of sweet or savoury snacks for afternoon tea.
They will also run one of their famous raffles and would greatly appreciate donations of prizes for the hampers. Raffle donations (chocolates, biscuits, bottles of wine, small gift items) can be dropped at the P & F Office by Friday 12 October.
Additionally, The Music Support Group are running a Senior School Raffle with the main prize a full scholarship to the Cuskelly College Summer School Music Program. This prize is valued $880 and tickets will be available on the day of the concert for $10. The raffle will be drawn at Music Lunch on Friday November 9, 2018. Everyone who has participated in this program has thoroughly enjoyed the experience and more details about the Summer School can be found at: http://documents.soundthinkingaustralia.info/summerschool2019.pdf.
Alternatively, if you are able to offer some time to assist with preparation, serving or clean-up please contact Anne Kuskopf mylittlekitchen@bigpond.com 0402 121 739. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Paula Hodge paula.hodge@bigpond.com 0411 860 433 if you have any questions or would like to volunteer in some way. This is a great way to support the work of the MSG in fundraising for the Music Department!
There is no audience charge for this concert and refreshments will be available for purchase during the intermission. As this is one of the key events for our performance ensembles and choirs, 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 music@staidan.qld.edu.au.

ensemble

Junior School Art and Music Show
The Junior School Art and Music Show will be held on Wednesday, October 17 2018, in the Christine Hartland Centre. The performance part of this event runs from 4:15 – 6:30pm and the following groups will be involved:

Four Corners (Meet 4.15pm in CG04; perform 4.30pm)
Clementi Cellos (Meet 4:15pm in C108; perform 4:40pm)
Junior Singers (Meet 4:30pm in the Auditorium; perform 5.00pm)
Arco Strings (Meet 4.45pm in CG04; perform 5:15pm)
Con Brio Band (Meet 5.00pm in C112; perform 5.25pm)
Dolce Strings (Meet 5:15pm in C108; perform 5.35pm)
Charma Band/Stage Band (Meet 5.15pm in C112; perform 5.45pm)
String Quintet (Meet 5:30pm in CG04; perform 6.00pm)
Vivaldi Strings/Corelli Strings (Meet 5.45pm in the CG04; perform 6.15pm)

All students are required to perform in their blue school uniform.

The Music Support Group will be running some raffles on the day of the concert and would greatly appreciate donations of prizes for the hampers. Raffle donations (chocolates, biscuits, bottles of wine, small gift items) can be left with Mrs Morrison at the Junior School Office and will be collected on Friday 12 October. Additionally, The Music Support Group are running a Whole School Raffle with the main prize a full scholarship to the Cuskelly College Summer School Music Program. This prize is valued $880 and tickets will be available on the day of the concert for $10. The raffle will be drawn at Music Lunch on Friday November 9, 2018. Everyone who has participated in this program has thoroughly enjoyed the experience and more details about the Summer School can be found at: http://documents.soundthinkingaustralia.info/summerschool2019.pdf.
If you have any further enquires please email music@staidans.qld.edu.au.

Harp Tuition
We are very lucky at St Aidan’s to have a harp tuition program. We currently have some openings for harp lessons and our accomplished harp tutor is taking new enrolments. The school owns several harps that can be used for lessons and practice. If you would like to take advantage of this special opportunity, please contact music@staidans.qld.edu.au for further information.

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

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. Please enrol via Aidan’s Central – Music; Private Tuition; click on Private Tuition Form.

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 music bursaries, workshops and overseas tours.
The support group relies on the goodwill of parents to help with catering, publicity, and fundraising which are vital to the seamless running of concerts throughout the year. The Music Support group meets for just an hour on the following evenings starting at 7:00pm in the Science and Technology Building meeting room (SG02): Monday 8 October and Monday 5 November.
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.

Introducing Annie Lower – Vocal Tutor
Annie Lower is a soprano and singing teacher who has sung extensively on both national and international stages in opera, oratorio, chamber music, musical theatre and jazz. A Masters-level graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Annie brings a wealth of performing and teaching experience to her studio. Alongside her teaching at St Aidan’s, Annie also teaches at the Pathways to Music Program and is director of the Pre-tertiary Classical and Children’s Musical Theatre programs at the Sound Thinking Australia Summer School.
While based in London, Annie appeared regularly on the concert platform, performing as soloist with the English Concert Singers in such prestigious venues as St John’s Smith Square. In Australia, Annie has performed as soloist with Opera Queensland, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Army Band, Underground Opera and The Seven Sopranos. She is also a founding member of critically acclaimed chamber ensemble, Soirées Musicales Quintette.
Annie has a great interest in staying up-to-date with current research about singing and singing teaching. This interest has led to her being published in Australian Voice, the journal of the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS). She has also been a presenter at ANATS symposiums and a guest speaker for the Vocal Pedagogy department at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
Annie has a wholistic, student-centered approach to her teaching, tailoring her lessons to each individual student's abilities and interests. In her studio, Annie combines a rigorous technical knowledge of singing with a fun and dynamic exploration of music. Her training in drama and dance also informs her work with singers, as she helps them to develop essential stagecraft skills. Annie is delighted to be working with students at St Aidan’s and looks forward to helping them achieve their singing goals!
Annie

Our World ARTFEST – Sounds of Our World Concert
Congratulations go to the girls in the Year 8 music class who performed at Graceville Uniting Church as part of the opening of Our World ARTFEST project. The girls performed beautifully and thanks go to Dr Cuskelly and Reverend Gillian for their work co-ordinating this performance.
artfest

Time to Find a Healthy Rhythm
Last weekend, The Sunday Mail (Sunday 16 September) published an article by Cassandra Houghton highlighting the importance of life long music learning.
Houghton posits the benefits of music learning in relation to good health and cognitive function. Advantages such as development of language and creativity, fine motor skills, self-confidence, memory, enhanced executive processes, visual scanning, inhibitory control, decreased depression and more positive mood have been recorded by various contemporary researchers such as Jennifer MacRitchie – research lecturer at Western Sydney University. Other studies from 2011 and 2014 published in the “US Library of Medicine” also endorse these findings. Advances in the areas of neuroscience have led researchers to more fully understand how music learning activates several areas of the brain at one time leading to a variety of benefits for the individual.

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.
2018 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 5 and above)
Yr 4 Beginner Band Program
Yr 3 Beginner Band Program
(Semester Two only)
Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Corelli Strings)

Semester 2, 2018 School Music Calendar
Changes and additions may be made to the Calendar. Updates are provided through the Newsletter.

Attention Piano Students – Give Away Piano
We have been contacted by an ex-St Aidan’s family who have a Renardi Upright Piano which they would like to donate to another St Aidan’s family. Please direct all enquires to Perry on 3217 5581.

Music Summer School
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Junior Jottings

Mrs Louise Mcguire 

• Student Protection Guide
• Kindergarten News
• Year 6 Girl Zone Book Club
• Term 4 Literary Events
• Blessing of the Animals – Saturday 13 October
• Art and Music Evening – Wednesday 17 October
• Super Hero Disco – Friday 26 October - Tickets on sale 1 October
• Melbourne Cup Lunch – Tuesday 6 November
• Important Dates

It’s hard to believe that we are already at the end of Term 3 and about to embark on two weeks of rest and relaxation in preparation for the final term of the year. Congratulations must go to the girls for their diligence and enthusiasm throughout the term. They have had the opportunity to be involved in so many wonderful experiences, including external excursions and guest speakers. A very big thank you must go to all of the staff for their hard work and dedication with regard to providing such an extensive range of curricular and extra-curricular activities. I wish everyone a restful and safe holiday.

Student Protection Guide
I draw your attention to an important document, which was recently published by the Anglican Schools Commission and is relevant to all Anglican schools in Southern Queensland, including St Aidan’s. The guide outlines the processes about how St Aidan’s will respond to harm, or allegations of harm, to students under 18 years and the appropriate conduct of the school’s staff and students, according to section 16 of the Education (Non-State Schools) Accreditation Regulation 2017). It also highlights that there are strategies for communication and support, including information for parents and persons engaged by St Aidan’s about the risk management strategy and where it can be accessed (section 3 of the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening Regulation 2011).
The Safeguarding our Children – Student Protection in Anglican Schools: A Guide for Parents and Students may be downloaded here: https://secure.ermonline.com.au/education/gateway/intranet_gateway.cfm?eu=TU-8E66C425-0BC6-0C67-A696D1C634056B7F-8E66C426-C8D5-461E-DAC6795B35485A76 or accessed on our Student Protection pages on the school website and on Aidan’s Central.

Kindergarten News
Last Thursday, St Aidan’s Kindergarten invited St Margaret’s Pre-Prep children to St Aidan’s. While St Margaret’s were visiting, we enjoyed a Wildlife Show presented by Megan. Megan brought many animals with her including, a frog, possum, turtle, snake, crocodile, glider and even an owl! Megan talked to us about each of the animals, where they live and what they would eat. We even got to pat most of them. After the show, we had a play outside with the children from before they had to go back to Pre-Prep. It was a lovely day where we were able to get to know our new friends and learn about all these animals!
Kindy 1

Year 6 Girl Zone Book Club
Year 6 book club members met last week to discuss ‘How to Bee’ which has been our most popular read of 2018. Special thanks to Ms Jo Mitchell who came along to talk about ‘How to Bee’, one of the Readers’ Cup State Finals books much enjoyed by the St Aidan’s team. There is an interesting article here (https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/humans-bees-china_us_570404b3e4b083f5c6092ba9) on Huffington Post about hand pollination in China that author Bren MacDibble wove into her remarkable story.
Our next read is ‘The Endsister’ by Peni Russon; if you are looking for a list of holiday reading options for readers 11+ you might like to check this list here http://childrensbooksdaily.com/girl-zone-book-club-the-endsister/.

Term Four Literary Events
Throughout Term Four, there will be a number of literary events - some in school time and some ‘open to the public’ events as part of our speaker series ‘The Living Room’. On Saturday 27 October, we have a ‘Nearly a Vet Convention’ with author Rebecca Johnson, aimed at readers 4-10+, all details here https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rebecca-johnsons-nearly-a-vet-convention-tickets-48822410143?aff=ebdssbdestsearch and Sunday 18 November, author Belinda Murrell will join us for a high tea event for tween readers – more details to come. Our very exciting ‘in school’ author event for Years 4-6 will also be announced soon.

Blessing of the Animals – Saturday 13 October
Saturday 13 October is the annual St Aidan’s Blessing of the Animals which is once again being held in conjunction with our Year 3 & 4 Family Service. All members of St Aidan’s community are invited to come along, and all pets are welcome regardless of size or shape! We will gather on the lawn outside the Science and Technology Centre for a 4.30pm start and we will finish by 5.30pm. Please make sure your pets are appropriately restrained and if you can’t bring your pet in personally you are welcome to bring a photograph with you.

Activity Photographs – Thursday 20 September
On Thursday 20 September, a range of Junior School Activity Photographs (as per the email sent to parents) will be taken. The girls are to wear “browns” (with brown shoes and St Aidan’s white sports socks) for sports activities (including Year 6 students) and “blues” for all other photographs.

Art and Music Evening – Wednesday 17 October
This year’s Art and Music event is being held on Wednesday 17 October (second week of Term 4), commencing at 4:00pm and concluding by approximately 6:30pm. The art work will be displayed in the Christine Hartland Centre and the music groups will perform intermittently throughout the evening. The art work will remain on display for further viewing all day on Thursday 12 October.

Disco – ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ Friday 26 October – Tickets on sale 1 October
The annual Junior School Disco will be held on Friday 26 October commencing at 6.00pm. Tickets for this year’s ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ themed disco (girls are invited to bring ‘the greatest showman in their life’) can be purchased via Flexischools ($25 children/$35 adults) commencing 1 October. 
We are seeking raffle/silent auction prize donations from Junior School families. Ticket sales from the much sought-after prizes contribute significantly to the funds raised on the night.
Raffle prizes: Suggested donations from each year level-

Kindy and Prep: Art & craft supplies/ board games/ books
Years 1 & 2: Smiggle items
Year 3: $5 Donations to purchase an Instamatic Camera
Year 4: Summer holiday hamper – pool toys, beach towels, sunscreen, frisbees, etc
Year 5: Princess Hamper – hair accessories, nail polish, lip gloss etc.
Year 6: Typo items

Of course, if you have anything else that you would like to donate as a raffle prize, it would be very much appreciated. Donations can be delivered to your daughter’s classroom by Tuesday 23 October.
Thank you for your support.

Melbourne Cup Luncheon – Date Claimer – Tuesday 6 November
This year, the Melbourne Cup luncheon will be held at the Indooroopilly Golf Club. Tickets are on sale (Flexischools) $110 per person. For more information see the P&F section of the newsletter. Start organising your table now so you don’t miss out!

School Holiday Reading – Mrs Megan Daley
With the school holidays rapidly approaching, now is a great time to encourage your girls to borrow up to their maximum allowable limit of books from the Junior School Library.

Kindy – 2 books
Prep – Year One – 3 books
Year Two – Year Six – 5 books

Holidays are a great time to borrow some cooking, craft, gardening or technology books as there is a little extra time to enjoy completing some activities. Do also check out what activities are on at your local Brisbane City Council library – they have some wonderful holiday workshops running in the September holidays which are easily booked by phoning your local library, but do book early as they fill up fast.

Important Dates

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Junior Sport

Please click here for the Junior School Training Schedule for Week 10, Term 3 and Week 1, Term 4.

Andrews Cup Gymnastics
Trainings will continue on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 6.00am – 7.30am at Splitz Gymnastics, Sumner Park. On the conclusion of each session, a bus will take the girls back to school.
Team members are to note that there is no training during the holidays; however, recommencement of training will occur on Tuesday 9 October.

West Taylor Bridge Friday Clubs Competition Semester 2 Interschool Sport
The 2018 Walter Taylor Bridge competition has one week left of this term’s competition and I would encourage all girls to commit to their weekly trainings at Ambiwerra. Games and trainings will recommence first week back on 12 October.
As with previous years, we have attempted to cater for as many students as possible with the training times but we recognise that due to the commitments of so many girls, we will not always be able to find a suitable time for all involved. Girls involved in Interschool Basketball and Softball are expected to attend a training session but if any difficulties exist, please contact Ms Jeanes-Fraser.
As a courtesy to staff and other coaches, please note the starting and finishing times for each session.
Girls are reminded of the expectation to attend a minimum of one training session of their chosen sport each week. Training for all teams for all sports (Basketball and Softball) is located at Ambiwerra.
Training sessions and coaches have been confirmed for Basketball and Softball teams – please see below.

Softball Training Sessions
Friday morning 6.45am-7.45am at Ambiwerra
Girls are reminded to bring their glove and water bottle.
Ms Rowe, Hannah King

Basketball Training Sessions
Friday morning 6.45am-7.45am at Ambiwerra
Ms Egan, Raquel Spies and Ms Jeanes-Fraser

Andrews Cup Softball Trials
The Andrews Cup Softball teams have been announced and information letters have been sent home to team members providing information about the competition which is to be held at Downey Park, Windsor on Tuesday 23 October.
Girls are expected to attend the 3 compulsory lead up trainings on Wednesday 10 and 17 October and Friday 19 from 6.45-7.45am at Ambiwerra. Girls are reminded to have arranged their hiring of the school softball pants from the Uniform Shop at the cost of $27, which includes a refund of $20 upon the return of the pants and the long, navy St Aidan’s socks (which must cover all of the lower part of the leg).

Training Dates:
Wednesday 10, 17 October - 6.45am-7.45am - Ambiwerra
Friday 19 October - 6.45am -7.45am - Ambiwerra

Andrews Cup Basketball Trials
The Andrews Cup MBC Invitational Basketball teams have been announced and information letters have been sent home to team members providing information about the competition which is to be held at the Hibiscus Sports Centre, 90 Klumpp Rd Upper Mt Gravatt on Thursday 1 November 2018. The games will be an all-day carnival held against some of the schools that are involved in the Andrews Cup competition.
Girls are expected to attend Tuesday afternoon compulsory training at the Ambiwerra Basketball courts from 3.45pm-4.45pm. A school bus will be provided to take students to the venue.

Training Dates
Tuesday 9, 16, 30 October - 3.45pm-4.45pm
Friday 26 October - 6.45am-7.45am

2019 Cross Country Preparation Training
2019 Cross Country preparation training has commenced with sessions created to enable the students to improve their general fitness leading into next year’s Junior School Cross Country season. Whilst the session is designed for girls in Years 2 – 6; younger students are also welcome to attend. One training session (Monday 6.45am-7.45am at Ambiwerra), will initially be available to the girls each week till moving into the 2019 season. A bus will collect students and take them back to school in the morning. Ms Lauren Murry, our Head Cross Country Coach, will be overseeing the program.

Cross Country Training at Ambiwerra
Monday Time: 6.45am – 7.45am

2019 Beyond Athletics
The 2019 Beyond Athletics commences this week on Wednesday 19 September at Ambiwerra from 3.45-5.00pm for girls selected. The program’s final Ambiwerra session will be held on Wednesday 21 November with the optional session to be held 1 December at the Sherwood Arboretum. With the weather being so hot, girls are reminded to bring their water bottles, sunscreen and wear their sports cap. On the conclusion of the school day, students have the option of being transported to Ambiwerra via the school bus. Parents are to collect their girls at the end of the session at Ambiwerra.
As a courtesy to staff and other coaches, please note the finishing times for each session.

Interhouse Ball Games
The Interhouse Ball Games Carnival will be held on Wednesday 24 October in front of the Science and Technology Building from 1.00pm – 2.00pm. Girls from Prep through to Year 6 will be involved in an extremely colourful and competitive afternoon of Tunnel Ball, Unders and Overs and ZigZag. All girls are encouraged to wear their House shirts and bring their House spirit for a very entertaining afternoon

Swimming Squad Training (Target Andrew 2019)
Preparation for the 2019 swimming competition season is commencing on Tuesday 9 October at the school’s pool. Session times are below.
The Junior School is offering five sessions at the school pool beginning in Term 4. One compulsory session is required should your daughter be aiming to make the Andrews Cup team - either a Tuesday morning or Tuesday afternoon.
swimming training

• Note - Tuesday is a compulsory day for all girls wishing to make the Andrews Cup Swimming Squad
• Sessions are available to girls in Years 1 – 6.
• Sessions are designed to prepare girls for the competitive swimming season in 2018 (Andrews Cup, Districts and Interschool) and a certain level of swimming ability is a prerequisite for involvement. Girls intending to participate must be competent in swimming 25 – 50m in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke and they must also be able to perform a dolphin kick.
Girls must sign-in the St Aidan’s swimming attendance book at the pool for every session that they attend.

Congratulations
Congratulations to Isabel Goffage who has been selected in the 12 Years Under Metropolitan West Cricket team. We wish Isabel all the very best of luck for the State Championships.

Swimming in PE Term 4
Swimming in PE will commence for all classes in Week 1 of Term 4.

Activity Photographs – Thursday 20 September
On Thursday 20 September, a range of Junior School Activity Photographs will be taken. The girls are to wear “browns” (with brown shoes and St Aidan’s white sports socks) for sports activities for all photographs.

Andrews Cup and Interschool Sport Photos
With the Term Three 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.au).

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

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

AMEB Results
Congratulations to the following girls who have successfully completed their AMEB Exam recently.

Year 2 - Isabella Butler - preliminary
Year 3 - Amelie Boyd - preliminary
Year 3 - Aurelia Boyd - preliminary
Year 3 - Eloise McLellan - grade 1
Year 3 - Olivia Cheng - grade 1
Year 3 - Olivia Dunn - grade 1
Year 4 - Penny Bale - preliminary
Year 5 - Stella Brown - grade 3
Year 5 - Isabelle Dunn - grade 1
Year 5 - Lilian Walker - preliminary
Year 6 - Gisele Vitale - grade 3
Year 6 - Stella Cuolahan - grade 3

Junior School Art and Music Show
The Junior School Art and Music Show will be held on Wednesday, October 17 2018, in the Christine Hartland Centre. The performance part of this event runs from 4:15 – 6:30pm and the following groups will be involved:
Four Corners (Meet 4.15pm in CG04; perform 4.30pm)
Clementi Cellos (Meet 4:15pm in C108; perform 4:40pm)
Junior Singers (Meet 4:30pm in the Auditorium; perform 5.00pm)
Arco Strings (Meet 4.45pm in CG04; perform 5:15pm)
Con Brio Band (Meet 5.00pm in C112; perform 5.25pm)
Dolce Strings (Meet 5:15pm in C108; perform 5.35pm)
Charma Band/Stage Band (Meet 5.15pm in C112; perform 5.45pm)
String Quintet (Meet 5:30pm in CG04; perform 6.00pm)
Vivaldi Strings/Corelli Strings (Meet 5.45pm in the CG04; perform 6.15pm)

All students are required to perform in their blue school uniform.

The Music Support Group will be running some raffles on the day of the concert and would greatly appreciate donations of prizes for the hampers. Raffle donations (chocolates, biscuits, bottles of wine, small gift items) can be left with Mrs Morrison at the Junior School Office and will be collected on Friday 12th of October. Additionally, The Music Support Group are running a Whole School Raffle with the main prize a full scholarship to the Cuskelly College Summer School Music Program. This prize is valued $880 and tickets will be available on the day of the concert for $10. The raffle will be drawn at Music Lunch on Friday November 9, 2018. Everyone who has participated in this program has thoroughly enjoyed the experience and more details about the Summer School can be found at: http://documents.soundthinkingaustralia.info/summerschool2019.pdf
If you have any further enquires please email music@staidans.qld.edu.au.

Harp Tuition
We are very lucky at St Aidan’s to have a harp tuition program. We currently have some openings for harp lessons and our accomplished harp tutor is taking new enrolments. The school owns several harps that can be used for lessons and practice. If you would like to take advantage of this special opportunity, please contact music@staidans.qld.edu.au for further information.

Beginner Programs in Instrumental Music

Junior Singers Rehearsal Schedule – Term 4
junior singers wk 10


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 Four
beginner band wk 10


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. Please enrol via Aidan’s Central – Music; Private Tuition; click on Private Tuition Form.

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 music bursaries, workshops and overseas tours.
The support group relies on the goodwill of parents to help with catering, publicity, and fundraising which are vital to the seamless running of concerts throughout the year. The Music Support group meets for just an hour on the following evenings starting at 7:00pm in the Science and Technology Building meeting room (SG02): Monday 8 October and Monday 5 November.
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.

Introducing Annie Lower – Vocal Tutor
Annie Lower is a soprano and singing teacher who has sung extensively on both national and international stages in opera, oratorio, chamber music, musical theatre and jazz. A Masters-level graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Annie brings a wealth of performing and teaching experience to her studio. Alongside her teaching at St Aidan’s, Annie also teaches at the Pathways to Music Program and is director of the Pre-tertiary Classical and Children’s Musical Theatre programs at the Sound Thinking Australia Summer School.
While based in London, Annie appeared regularly on the concert platform, performing as soloist with the English Concert Singers in such prestigious venues as St John’s Smith Square. In Australia, Annie has performed as soloist with Opera Queensland, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Army Band, Underground Opera and The Seven Sopranos. She is also a founding member of critically acclaimed chamber ensemble, Soirées Musicales Quintette.
Annie has a great interest in staying up-to-date with current research about singing and singing teaching. This interest has led to her being published in Australian Voice, the journal of the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS). She has also been a presenter at ANATS symposiums and a guest speaker for the Vocal Pedagogy department at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
Annie has a wholistic, student-centered approach to her teaching, tailoring her lessons to each individual student's abilities and interests. In her studio, Annie combines a rigorous technical knowledge of singing with a fun and dynamic exploration of music. Her training in drama and dance also informs her work with singers, as she helps them to develop essential stagecraft skills. Annie is delighted to be working with students at St Aidan’s and looks forward to helping them achieve their singing goals!
Annie

Time to Find a Healthy Rhythm
Last weekend, The Sunday Mail (Sunday 16th September) published an article by Cassandra Houghton highlighting the importance of life long music learning.
Houghton posits the benefits of music learning in relation to good health and cognitive function. Advantages such as development of language and creativity, fine motor skills, self-confidence, memory, enhanced executive processes, visual scanning, inhibitory control, decreased depression and more positive mood have been recorded by various contemporary researchers such as Jennifer MacRitchie – research lecturer at Western Sydney University. Other studies from 2011 and 2014 published in the “US Library of Medicine” also endorse these findings. Advances in the areas of neuroscience have led researchers to more fully understand how music learning activates several areas of the brain at one time leading to a variety of benefits for the individual.

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.
2018 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 5 and above)
Yr 4 Beginner Band Program
Yr 3 Beginner Band Program
(Semester Two only)
Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Corelli Strings)

Semester 2, 2018 School Music Calendar
Changes and additions may be made to the Calendar. Updates are provided through the Newsletter.

Attention Piano Students – Give Away Piano
We have been contacted by an ex-St Aidan’s family who have a Renardi Upright Piano which they would like to donate to another St Aidan’s family. Please direct all enquires to Perry on 3217 5581.

Music Summer School
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P&F

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Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Please click here for information regarding the Melbourne Cup luncheon.

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