Newsletter Term 3 Week 3 2019

Principal

Ms toni riordan

Academic resilience
Last week’s Academic Awards Assembly put the spotlight on study and we are now well into the third term of the year, a term that signifies getting down to ‘business’. With the QCS Test just over the horizon, Year 11 students working towards completion of Unit Two of their subjects, Year 10 commencing the study of their senior subjects and key assessment delivered to younger students this term, it is worth considering the significance of resilience in the academic space.

Since 2003 over 150,000 students enrolled in over 700 Australian primary and secondary schools have completed The Survey of Social-Emotional Well Being developed by Professor Michael Bernard and published by ACER.

“The attitude of self-acceptance is the core of student wellbeing. It combats the tendency to take things personally, which creates the high levels of depression and anxiety young people today are experiencing.”

“In some schools, problems with resilience, including anxiety management, top the list of concerns – especially in ‘high performing’ schools with parents who tend to over-protect and who communicate extremely high expectations for achievement.”

Resilience can be defined as the capacity to cope with, adapt to, and recover from situations of adversity. I believe resilience can be taught and strengthened with the right training and conditions (like a muscle can be strengthened through exercise), helping us to protect ourselves against hardship or difficult times. Without resilience we are vulnerable.

Unfortunately, as human beings we do not always know what we are capable of enduring, so resilience cannot be taught on its own because even if we are capable of surviving and thriving, we may not know it. Have you experienced someone telling you that, “you are stronger than you know.”? Well, we don’t always know, and when the time comes to test out our strength, we may feel like we cannot cope or suffer more (and for longer) than we need.

Developing self-confidence – establishing a good sense of self-concept, and an understanding of our values - what is important to us and believing in ourselves – is what grows resilience. This is what makes us robust. I am not suggesting that we need to be emotionally ‘hard’. I do not wish for children to “toughen up” so much that they grow into unemotional adults. Even the most resilient people are still breakable, emotional human beings. We can feel the emotions of hardship while knowing that we will survive the difficult feelings.

We cannot protect our children from all the knocks of life, especially as they grow into adolescence and adulthood. What we can do, is provide them with their own self-protection – their capacity to endure the hardships and to have confidence that it is always possible to overcome adversity. This is the connection between our focus on developing confidence and resilience and ultimately what can assist St Aidan’s students to achieve their best.

Congratulations to:
• Interact Board Directors’ for their positive service to community as highlighted by their participation at the recent Jindalee joint Rotary, Rotaract and Interact meeting.
• Lexi Nothdurft (2016) who has won a Bronze Medal for Australia in the Coxed Four at the U23 Rowing World Championships in Sarasota, USA.
• Amy Guo (Year 8) who represented QLD at the U19 National Badminton Championships in Perth. Amy will represent QLD again in September at the U15 level at the National Championships in Brisbane.
• Stella Harris (Year 10) who played for Brisbane 1 at the U18 Hockey State Championships, her team were undefeated. Stella has been named in the U18 QLD Squad for trials next February.
• Bridget McCormack (Year 9) who placed 3rd at the QLD Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships and gained selection for the QLD team.
• Cassidy Mataia (Year 10) who won the Girls Doubles at the Mapei Gold Coast Junior International.
• Jasmine Fleming (Year 11) who travelled with Volleyball Australia to Europe on a development tour.

Best Wishes:
• To all students and staff who have worked together on the Never, Never Alone Drama Production. Best wishes for the performances this Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
• To Year 3 students and staff going to camp at Kindilan
• To our STAR rowing community for this week’s St Aidan’s-hosted regatta
• For all senior school students and coaches participating in QG Round 3 Winter sports

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Chaplain

Rev Gillian Moses

Please see the chaplain’s blog on Aidan’s Central under the Living Faith tile.

Dean of Studies

Ms lynda wall

• QCS Equipment information and Calculator Update
• OP predicted ranges – Year 12
• Parent-teacher Interviews (Years 6-12)
• Year 9 and 10 2020 subject information evening
• Year 12 2020 subject information evening

QCS Information and Calculator Update

Year 12 students are now counting down to the QCS test on the 3rd and 4th of September. An equipment list for each of the subtests is available at: https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/downloads/senior/qcs_19_instructions_students.pdf

Please check with your student whether she is organised with the right equipment. Most students were well prepared for the practice tests but we still had a small group asking for protractors, compasses, coloured pencils. We would like our students not to be distracted by equipment concerns on the days of the testing.

Calculators to be used by students in the QCS Test must be handheld and solar- or battery-powered. They should be able to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square roots and powers.

Calculators must not allow access, during the QCS Test sessions, to the following functions:
• CAS
• spellchecker
• dictionary
• thesaurus
• translator.

All other electronic devices — such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets and wearable devices — are not permitted in the QCS Test unless permission has been granted under special provision arrangements.

Overall Position Predicted Ranges
All OP-eligible Year 12 students should have received their final Overall Position predicted range by the beginning of next week; several students have missed scheduled appointments and it is their responsibility to book new appointment times. Please note that the OP predicted range is a guide only, as further assessment can impact on the students’ position within each cohort and the final ranking. The rankings used are not final or detailed until all assessment is completed. Results from the QCS test are used in the scaling process to determine a student’s Overall Position. Students sit this in September of Year 12 and the final results are not available until the end of the academic year. Year 12 students will receive their actual Overall Position from QCAA in December. Students are encouraged to see Mrs Wall should they have any questions regarding their OP predicted range.

Parent-Teacher Interviews Years 6-12
Information regarding Parent-Teacher Interviews (Years 6-12) has been emailed to parents. We look forward to welcoming you to the school to discuss your student’s learning experiences and progress. Interviews are a useful way to gain insight into what the students will be learning in the coming semester. Teachers will be ready to discuss:
• The curriculum content and what is coming for the remainder of the year
• What you should expect your student to be working on at home and in class
• Specifics of your student’s learning and areas she needs to focus on
If you are attending the interview with a specific question or concern, consider whether an email to the teacher prior to the interview will be useful for their preparation. Students are also welcome to attend interviews with their parents; students in years 10-12 are specifically encouraged to attend.

The interviews are 8 minutes in length and are conducted in the Christine Hartland Centre. Please print your Record of Appointments sheet and bring it with you. Some teachers in core subject areas are in high demand; if a teacher is booked out please contact the Dean of Studies’ office on 33735975 or email the EA to the Dean of Studies, Mrs Jo Wise, at j.wise@staidans.qld.edu.au.
On the day of the interview, if you are unable to attend, please contact the school on 3373 5999 during school hours so that staff can be informed.

We trust you enjoy this opportunity to discuss your student’s learning with her teachers.

Year 9 and 10 2020 subject information evenings
Year 9 and 10 2020 students (current year 8 and 9) choose some elective subjects for 2020 along with continuing with the core compulsory subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, History and RVE. Parent information sessions will be held on Wednesday the 7th of August at 6:30pm. I have enjoyed speaking to current Year 9s this week during activities time, and I look forward to speaking to current Year 8s early next week. Students will have curriculum handbooks provided to them electronically mid-next week.
The evening information sessions are to talk through the 2020 curriculum with parents, and to answer any questions. The sessions should take approximately 45-60 minutes. Students are welcome to attend with parents if they wish; however, they also have sessions specifically targeted for them during school time.

Year 12 2020 information evening
Parents and current Year 11 students are invited to attend an information evening on October 10th at 6:30pm to talk through the senior year timelines and processes. We hope that as many families as possible can attend this session as an opportunity to engage with ‘the big picture’ of the students’ final year of schooling. The school leadership team is looking forward to working with the students and families throughout Year 12 2020.

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Dean of Students & Academic Welfare (7-9)

Ms holly o'sullivan williams

RSPCA Cupcake – Wednesday 7 August

On Wednesday 7 August (Week 4), there will be a Cupcake Day to raise money for the Queensland RSPCA. This organisation helps care for abandoned and mistreated animals. Local animal shelters across Queensland have trained staff who rescue, rehouse and rehabilitate domestic animals in need. Funds raised will help resource this worthwhile cause.

For the stall, we will need donations of deliciously decorated cupcakes to be brought to the Senior School Science and Tech Building Apron or the Junior School Courtyard on the morning of the stall. If you are able to make a dozen cupcakes for the stall (nut free), please email Mrs Susie Rigby s.rigby@staidans.qld.edu.au or Mrs Jenny Sherlock jenny@sherlockc.com to let them know for catering purposes and numbers.

Cupcakes will be sold for $3.00 each on the day of the stall.

In addition, there will be some handmade crafts for sale in the Junior School Proceeds from this sale will also go to the RSPCA. Items including hair clips, book marks, novelty pencils and little pom-pom bags will be for sale for $1.00 and up to $3.00. (Thank you to Kaylee Leo and Alice O’Rourke for your crafty creations).

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Guidance Counsellor

ms Jennie Robinson

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

 

Senior School

Music

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

St Aidan’s and St Laurence’s Combined Project
On Tuesday 20th August, students of the Symphonic Winds and Paganini Strings will be taking part in a combined rehearsal and concert in conjunction with the musicians from St Laurence’s College. Participating students will remain after school on the day to attend the event, which will conclude at 7:00pm.

Where: Christine Hartland Centre
Date: Tuesday 20th of August
Time: 3.30-7:00pm
Uniform: Blue school uniform with stockings

Students are asked to ensure they have a snack with them for afternoon tea. There will be a break at 5:15pm, during which a BBQ dinner will be provided by the Music Support Group. The schedule for the event is as follows:
3:45pm St Laurence’s students arrive
3:50pm Rehearsals commence
(3:50pm – 4:50pm Band and Strings rehearsals)
(4:50pm – 5:20pm Combined Symphony rehearsal)
5:20pm Dinner
5:55pm Tune and gather on stage
6:00pm Concert commences, featuring:
1. St L/St A Combined Band – Declaration Overture
2. St A Ascension Strings - Haydn’s Minuet and Trio
3. St L/St A Combined Strings
4. St L String Orchestra 1
5. St L/St A Combined Symphony – Espana Cani (Spanish Folk Song)
6:50pm Pack up
7:00pm Event finishes

All family and friends are invited to support these students by attending the concert (6:00-7:00pm). Parents are asked to collect their daughters from the CHC at the conclusion of the evening.

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 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). 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 the 2019 Rehearsal Schedule.

Welcome
We would like to welcome Ms Beth Scott to our teaching staff for Term 3. Beth is replacing Mrs Sarah Dietz as the violin/viola tutor.
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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 3 Music Calendar. Changes and additions may be made throughout the year. Updates will be provided in the Newsletter.

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STAGe dance

Please click read more to see all the STAGE news.

STAGE performed at MADD night on Friday 26th July, showcasing their jazz and lyrical dances as a rehearsal for their upcoming competitions. Following this, they also competed at the DanceLife Unite Competition on Saturday 27th July at St John’s Anglican College, Forest Lake. STAGE represented St Aidan’s admirably against strong competition in the lyrical, jazz, musical theatre and contemporary sections, achieving high scores and qualifying for the National finals in all dances.
Thank you to the members of the school community who came out to support them. Their last competition of the year will be the Quota Beenleigh Eisteddfod on Monday 5th August held at the Logan Entertainment Centre.
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ICAS ENGLISH AND WRITING COMPETITIONS

ICAS English and Writing Competitions

Although the deadline for payments for the ICAS English and Writing Competitions was Friday 14th June 2019, there have been a number of requests due to the Junior School and Senior School Maths and Science dates still being open. I have now re-opened the Flexischool account for the English and Writing ICAS Competition. If you would like your daughter to compete in these competitions, payment must be made via Flexischools by 5pm on Monday 5th of August 2019. Unfortunately, payment cannot be accepted after this date.
Please note, this is just for students in Years 7-12.

These competitions are held on separate dates:
1. ICAS English Competition
This competition will be held on Tuesday 17th September from 3.30pm-4.30pm
Cost: $14.95
2. ICAS Writing Competition
This competition will be held on Tuesday 10th September from 3.30-4.00pm
Cost: $14.95

If your daughter wishes to enter both competitions, two separate payments will need to be made.
If you have any further questions, please contact Samantha Doig, the English Head of Faculty.

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Junior Jottings

Mrs Louise Mcguire 

• Andrews Cup Netball
• Safe on Social Presentation
• Penguin Aid News: RSPCA Cupcake and Craft Stall – Wednesday 7 August
• Discover Bright Sparks - Science and Technology Showcase – Tuesday 13 August
• Premier’s Reading Challenge 2019
• Important Dates

Andrews Cup Netball
Our Andrews Cup netballers had an enjoyable day last Thursday. It was a very long day and our girls displayed their fitness, skills and determination until the very last match was played.

The seven St Aidan’s teams had an incredibly successful day with our St Aidan’s B, C and Junior A teams winning the premiership in their divisions, our Junior B team winning 6 from 7 games and our Open team playing off in the final and finishing in 4th position.

Congratulations must be extended to our Netball Captains, Annabel Bristow, Eva Lenton, Isabelle Mathers and Madeline McGraw for their leadership; every single team member from Year 4-6 for competing with enthusiasm; our wonderful supporters; and our fantastic coaches Tracey Jeanes-Fraser, Bob Jeanes, Megan Hannan, Cathy Grant, Kirby Egan, Loren Morrsinkhof, Charlie Bell, Imogen Alexander, Lily Van Gilst and Rosie Baker.

Safe on Social Presentation
On Wednesday of last week, all Year 3 – 6 students attended a cyber safety presentation by Kirra Pendergast who operates ‘Safe on Social”. Kirra shared valuable information with the girls about the following topics-
• Using social media apps and looking for verification symbols to ensure the accounts are genuine
• The importance of passwords which she likened to underpants – ‘change them often, keep them private, don’t leave them lying around and don’t share them!’. As you can imagine, the students all thought this was quite amusing!
• Keeping personal information private – never sharing address, phone number, date of birth, school or email address

Kirra also shared her own personal story of being cyber bullied and strongly encouraged all girls to talk to a trusted adult if they ever came across anything on the internet that made them feel uncomfortable.
Kirra’s presentation was informative and engaging and students may have many more questions. Further information for parents such as fact sheets, research and links to help all parents raise their awareness of cyber issues can be found on Junior School Cybersafety page on Aidan’s Central.
Kirra also gave an extremely ‘eye-opening’ presentation to parents. Please click here to read about the app TikTok. Kirra spoke with passion about the negative impact of this particular app – it is definitely worth taking a few moments to learn more.

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Penguin Aid News: RSPCA Cupcake and Craft Stall – Wednesday 7 August
On Wednesday 7 August (Week 4), there will be a Cupcake Day to raise money for the Queensland RSPCA. This organisation helps care for abandoned and mistreated animals. Local animal shelters across Queensland have trained staff who rescue, rehouse and rehabilitate domestic animals that have been mistreated or abandoned. Funds raised will help resource this worthwhile cause.
For the stall, we will need donations of deliciously decorated cupcakes to be brought to the Junior School Reception on the morning of the stall. If you are able to make a dozen cupcakes for the stall (nut free), please email Mrs Susie Rigby s.rigby@staidans.qld.edu.au or Mrs Jenny Sherlock jenny@sherlockc.com to let them know for catering purposes and numbers. Cupcakes will be sold for $3.00 each on the day of the stall.
In addition, there will be some handmade crafts for sale. Proceeds will also go to the RSPCA. Items including hair clips, book marks, novelty pencils and little pom-pom bags will be for sale for $1.00 and up to $3.00. (Thank you to Kaylee Leo and Alice O’Rourke for your crafty creations).

Science and Technology Showcase – Tuesday 13 August
This year’s (K-6) Science and Technology Showcase is being held from 1.30pm-3.00pm on Tuesday 13 August in the Link.
We look forward to welcoming many parents and friends to this exciting event.
science show

Premier’s Reading Challenge 2019
Just a reminder that the Premier’s Reading Challenge is still underway. All reading record forms must be in no later than Friday the 23rd of August, which is when the challenge ends. Students can give completed forms to their form teachers or directly to the library.

Important Dates
Please click here for Important Dates Term 3, 2019.

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Junior Sport

Please click read more for all Junior School Sport information.

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

Andrews Cup Netball
The Andrews Cup Netball competition was played on Thursday 25 July at Metropolitan District Netball Association at Coorparoo. All St Aidan’s team members are to be congratulated on their fine efforts on the day and leading into the competition. St Aidan’s played with determination and wonderful team spirit against our opposition. The seven St Aidan’s teams had an incredibly successful day with our St Aidan’s B, C and Junior A teams winning the premiership in their divisions, our Junior B team winning 6 from 7 games and our Open team playing off in the final and finishing in 4th position (by 2 goals). The girls’ success on the day can be attributed to the dedication, enthusiasm and support of the coaching staff and parents. In particular, I would like to thank the coaches; Mrs Grant, Mrs Hannan, Mrs Egan, Bob Jeanes, Loren Morrsinkhof, Charlie Bell, Imogen Alexander, Lily Van Gilst and Rosie Baker for ensuring our girls were well prepared for the competition. Special mention must go to our captains Annabel Bristow, Eva Lenton, Isabelle Mathers and Madeline McGraw for their leadership and role modeling during trainings and the Andrews Cup competition. I would also like to extend my sincere thanks to the parents who supported the netball teams at Coorparoo – your encouragement was appreciated by all girls.
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Athletics Training
The full Andrews Cup Athletics squad for 2019 has been selected and announced. Please note that whilst training was initially open to all girls in Years 2 – 6, following the announcement of the Andrews Cup Athletics Squad, only girls selected will be able to continue training.
The St Aidan’s Junior School Athletics Squad will be participating in a Metro Athletic meet. The meet will be held on a Monday 5 August at UQ Athletics Track, St. Lucia. This will give both the girls and coaches the opportunity to be provided with updated times and further develop their competition practice. Girls wishing to be considered for our Andrews Athletics team will need to attend the meet. A school bus will be provided to take students to the venue.
Trainings being offered for the Athletics Season are as below:
trainings

Andrews Cup Gymnastics
Term Three will see girls who are interested in wishing to trial for the Andrews Cup Gymnastics Team receive information as to the training and selection procedures. During the first two weeks of trials, girls will be expected to attend at least three of the first four sessions. This will hopefully enable the squads to be finalised as early as possible and also enable the coaches to confirm the number of weekly sessions girls will be required to attend for training. Trials will commence approximately Week Five of Term Three.

Congratulations to Isabelle Mortensen who has been selected into the Queensland School Cross Country Team to compete in the Australian 10 years Championships to be held in Kembla Grange, Wollongong from 23 August to 26 August. Isabelle’s selection came from an outstanding performance at the Queensland Cross Country 10 years competition last week where she placed 2nd in her individual age event. Isabelle’s Met West 10 years relay team also placed a fantastic 2nd.
Congratulations and best of luck Isabelle!
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Congratulations to Lulu Olford who came 2nd in the 5km CTK (Christ of the King) fun run on the weekend.
Well done, Lulu!

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.

Brisbane Eisteddfod Results
Congratulations to Yolanda Wang in 5H who recently competed at the Brisbane Eisteddfod with the following results:
Piano Classical 10 Years - 3rd place
Piano Grade 8/Cert - 3rd place
Piano Duets 13 years/under - Highly commended
Piano Accompaniment 13 years/under - 1st place
Well done Yolanda.

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 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). Please feel free to contact the group’s president, Paula Hodge, paula.hodge@bigpond.com if you have any questions, or if you would be willing to volunteer but are unable to attend regular meetings.

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

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

Welcome
We would like to welcome Ms Beth Scott to our teaching staff for Term 3. Beth is replacing Mrs Sarah Dietz as the violin/viola tutor. 
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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 3 Music Calendar. Changes and additions may be made throughout the year. Updates will be provided in the Newsletter.

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P&F

P&F

St Aidan’s Cookbook

“ARE YOU WONDERING WHAT TO COOK TONIGHT?
Pick up the St Aidan’s Cookbook - a beautiful keepsake with family recipes with background stories generously shared by staff, past and present families.
The cookbook is very comprehensive with photos, covering the following:
Breakfast, In Between, Soups, Salads and Sides, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Vegetarian, Dessert, Something Chocolate
This beautiful St Aidan’s Cookbook is available for purchase through Flexischools at www.flexischools.com.au or through the Uniform Shop.

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