Newsletter Term 3 Week 6

Principal

Ms toni riordan

I often enjoy reading the works of novelist, Haruki Murakami. When he is working on a novel, he starts his days at 4.00am and continuously writes for five or six hours. Once his writing session concludes, he spends his afternoons running or swimming and his evenings are spent reading or listening to music before a 9.00pm bedtime. Murakami is renowned for sticking to his strict schedule.

Contrast this to the average day of a school principal. Arise at 5.30am and work through a day broken into many small slots, mostly comprising of meetings. Phone calls and emails are made between meetings and spontaneous catch-ups and check-ins fill the rest of the time. In short, for the most part, the day for a principal involves co-ordinating, collaborating with other people, making decisions, planning and advising.

Comparing the two different days of Murakami and me is not a lesson in what time to set the alarm or how many cups of coffee to drink but to highlight that different types of work require different types of schedules. The concept of maker and manager schedules was first described by Paul Graham in 2009, who believed that deep-focused work or frequent and rapid oversight of others and their tasks requires genuine consideration of the way we structure our time.

A principal, like other leaders and managers does not necessarily require the capacity for deep focus all of the time - primarily the ability to make fast, smart decisions is needed. A maker’s schedule is different. It is made up of blocks of time reserved for focusing on particular tasks or one activity alone. Breaking their day up to small slots of time would be the equivalent of doing nothing.

We all know the benefits of a workable routine - it helps us to work smarter, look after our wellbeing, plan our day, achieve our goals. Cal Newport, in Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World (2016), writes:
We spend much of our days on autopilot - not giving much thought to what we are doing with all our time. When we do this, it is difficult to prevent the trivial from creeping in”, such as the quick flick through social media sites.

As girls in the Senior School move into this term’s significant assessment period, they should be preparing their study schedules. I suggest they consider the distinction between ‘maker’ and ‘manager’ schedules. First, define the type of schedule they may need. It is more important to do this than worry about accurate task management systems or if they are developing daily habits. If they try to do maker work on a manager schedule or management work on a maker schedule, there will be problems. Second, it is wise for the girls to understand which schedule people around them are on so they can be considerate and let others get their best work done.

The two types of schedules are interdependent for school students; however, effective study requires considered maker schedules, avoiding lots of fractured blocks of time. As our girls reach the full swing of study this term, we need to remind them that a break and time spent not working are very different. One fosters focus and the other zaps it. Pausing to drink some water, stretch or get fresh air is the type of break that recharges makers and helps them focus better when they return to the task-at-hand.

Congratulations to:
• Our Year 8 Single Scull who have won their event at the BSRA Regatta for the third consecutive week. Eve Paynter (Regatta 2 & 4) and Mia Hughes (Regatta 3).
Emily Hodge (Year 8) who was chosen to announce the shortlisted books and the winner of the Early Childhood category at the Children’s Book Council (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards announcement event.
Leah Dargan (Year 7) who has been selected for the Triathlon Queensland U14 team for the 2018/19 season.
Holly Willmore (Year 12) and Kirsten Mackie (Year 12) who have been announced as part of the Leadership Team for the 2018 Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships.
Amielia Chadburn (Year 8) who has been selected to represent Queensland at the National Touch Football Championships in October. Amielia will be the youngest member of the Queensland U15 team.
Ella Idzikowski (Year 7) who has been selected to represent Queensland at the National Tennis Championships in Adelaide in October.

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Deputy Principal

Ms cate begbie

Casual Catering Assistant - Tuckshop

We are currently seeking an experienced catering assistant who is customer service driven, possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to pitch their service to suit a range of customers from students through to staff and guests of the School. The successful candidate will possess basic food preparation skills and a working knowledge of Food Safety Guidelines.

Key duties of the role will include (but not be limited to):
Preparation of food according to our healthy food philosophy
Compilation and organisation of online Tuckshop orders
Stock rotation and maintenance
Cleaning and maintenance of the kitchen to a high standard
Assist in the supervision and liaising with parent volunteers
Customer service and engaging with the students
Other duties as delegated by Catering Operations Manager

The successful candidate will have previous experience in a similar role working in food service, commercial kitchens or catering; be well presented and self-motivated with a strong focus on customer care. The position is Monday’s and Friday’s (approximately 15 hours per week) during the school term plus additional hours as required.

Email applications to hr@staidans.qld.edu.au.  Applications close 12 noon Friday, 31 August 2018. A position description and application form are available on the School's website https://www.staidans.qld.edu.au/about-us/employment.

 

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Chaplain

Rev Gillian Moses

Treasure this
I read this morning that the US is now producing so much oil that the government is planning to lift many of the regulations and restrictions on using it.  Restrictions that had been imposed in the past included fuel efficiency standards for cars, and these are to be lifted in spite of transportation being the biggest contributing factor to emissions. Any threat to the environment is not part of the calculation, only what we can do with all that oil!

This week is Book Week, and the theme is one that seems at least passingly biblical – Find your Treasure. Jesus liked to remind people that finding your treasure is easy, because it is where your heart is (Matthew 6). In other words, if you look at where you spend most of your time, energy and other resources, that will show you what is really important to you. As the slide I shared in Year 11 chapel said, Show me your Calendar and your Credit Card statement and I will show you your god.

It is clear that for most governments, including the US and Australia, treasure is exactly where the heart is. The right to make a profit is the ethic that outweighs all others, and it seems that there is little we wouldn’t do to make more money, including eating the future. Rarely if ever do we ask whether we should, only whether we can. And while we individuals rightly carry our green bags to the shops, and our keep cups to the café, those small gestures will make little difference in the scheme of things compared with the effect of the big players and their endless chasing after profit.

Of course most of us are complicit in this. We have been successfully persuaded that we value a low price over all other criteria and it has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. How many of us are really prepared to buy the more expensive option because it is more ethical or better quality? All the time? The ubiquity of supermarket and discount chains suggests we are bargain shoppers for the most part and certainly that is what policy encourages.

Yet I do believe that our treasures, and our hearts, yearn to lie elsewhere. I do believe that most of us value our families and friends, and the plants and animals and environments we live among, and that we don’t knowingly squander any of them. I think our hearts are profoundly challenged by the ethics of modern consumer lifestyles, and that we do not flourish as a result.

A little later in Matthew’s gospel Jesus observes that the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man finding a treasure in a field. He sells all that he has to buy the field with the treasure in it (Matthew 13). There is much we would sacrifice for a real treasure. Our challenge is to know what the real treasure is. It is hard to imagine a greater treasure than the earth which nourishes and shelters us.

We have other treasures too, things that are hard to assign monetary value to (though I am sure some have tried, after all they can value the Great Barrier Reef at $56billion!). Things like the song of the butcher bird, or a pet dog snuggled beside you, or a hug from someone who loves you, and especially in Book Week the time to read a book for pleasure. Perhaps if we make more space for these things in our calendars, and learn to list them on our balance sheets, we might find our hearts will be happier too.

Blessings
Rev Gillian 

Messy Cathedral
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If you like Messy Church here at school or if you aren’t sure what Messy Church is, please come and check out Messy Cathedral next Sunday 26 August at 2.00pm in St John’s Cathedral. We will be listening to God with the story of Samuel. There will be activities, singing, storytelling and afternoon tea. Details and free tickets available here https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=402436.

 

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Dean of Studies

Ms lynda wall

Year 12 QCS test 
Year 12 Provisional Statements
Year 12 study afternoons
Year 10 Senior subjects - introductory units
Subject selections 2019

Year 12 QCS Test
The Queensland Core Skills Test will be held on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 September. All OP eligible students must sit this test. Students who are ill, injured or suffer misadventure on either of the test days should notify St Aidan’s immediately. They will be required to apply for an exemption via the QCAA, providing the required evidence of their situation. Students who do not sit the test and have not been given exemptions by the QCAA will not be eligible for an OP.
There will be no program provided at school for students who have elected not to sit the QCS test. If students wish to attend school on these days, they are reminded to wear full school uniform and to sign in at the start of the day. The library will be available for these students. Parents are asked to call the student absentee line if their daughters remain at home.
Parents may be interested in the QCS parent guide available at: https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/downloads/senior/qcs_test_parents_guide.pdf.
Additionally, sample questions that draw on assumed mathematical knowledge for the Queensland Core Skills Test can be found at:   
https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/downloads/senior/qcs_test_parents_maths_sample.pdf.
It is important that students revise their mathematical formula and procedures immediately prior to the QCS sessions. More exercises are available in the back of the student workbook.

Provisional Statements 2018
Year 12 students have been issued with provisional statements. These statements contain a record of their studies, including those done with external bodies such as the AMEB and Registered training organisations. It is important that students check these statements to ensure that the information is correct. Students have been asked to submit the statement to Mrs Wise in the office with amendments made or a signature to indicate that all information is correct. As this information is used in the certification process, it is important that students carefully check this information. Thank you to the majority of students who have already completed this process.

Year 12 study afternoons
This week, study afternoons have been made available on Tuesday and Wednesday for Year 12 students to study at school from 3:30-6:30pm. Due to the popularity of these afternoons, we will again open rooms in the Link for students on Monday 27 and Wednesday 29 August from 3:30-6:30pm for any Year 12 students who would prefer to study at school in the lead up to their exam block. Students who take up this option will need to sign-in prior to 4.00pm and sign-out prior to leaving school. Once they have signed out, students will not be readmitted to study. 

Year 10 Senior subjects – Introductory units
Year 10 students have made the transition to senior subjects and reports from teachers and students suggest that the cohort have responded to this challenge with enthusiasm. All subjects are currently working on introductory units giving students a grounding in the specialist areas of study. The first assessment items this term do not contribute grades for Unit One of the senior syllabus. These assessments will; however, appear in continuous reporting by the end of the term, to give students and parents an indication of the students’ initial progress.
I will be at school over the last days of the holidays, and would like to talk to any student, and her parents, who are requesting a change to her program ready for Term Four. All Year 10 subject changes must be finalised by Friday 12 October, at the end of the first week of Term Four; sooner is preferable. 
We strongly advise parents to consider the continuous reporting for each subject at the end of Term 3, to talk to their daughters about how they have fared in their first senior assessment. 

Subject selections 2019
Thank you to parents and students who have finalised the subject selections for Years 9 and 10 2019. Students who still have forms outstanding should bring them to Mrs Wise in the administration area as soon as possible. Students can consult the Dean of Studies, Ms Wall l.wall@staidans.qld.edu.au or the Dean of Students, Ms O’Sullivan Williams h.o'sullivanwilliams@staidans.qld.edu.au if they have any concerns about their choices.
The subject selection process for students in Years 7 and 8 in 2019 will commence at the end of this week with the release of the subject selection handbooks. All students will be emailed a link to these handbooks at the end of the week and should look through them with parents over the weekend. These handbooks will also be on the St Aidan’s webpage in the Senior School Curriculum Section. Further information will be emailed directly to parents and students. 

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Guidance Counsellor

ms Jennie Robinson

Qld School of Film and TV
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO TERTIARY ENTRANCE
Universities

Qld School of Film and TV
Record It Workshop

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

EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Saturday, 8 September 2018
TIME: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
VENUE: QSFT Campus: 22 Warwick St, Annerley, QLD 4103
OPEN DAY AGENDA:
Creative Industry Talk
Career Pathways FAQ
Student Work Showcase
 Program Information
 Demo Workshop
 Sausage Sizzle
 Lucky Door Prizes

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO TERTIARY ENTRANCE

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
UPCOMING EVENT FOR PROMOTION

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is holding our Annual Careers Evening at the Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt Campus. 
The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice will be holding a Careers Evening for current and prospective students and their families on Wednesday 29 August, Gold Coast and Thursday 30 August 2018. The purpose of the evening is to inform present and prospective students of the career options and employment opportunities open to Criminology and Criminal Justice graduates.
Although a significant number of our students plan careers with the Queensland Police Service, the Australian Federal Police, or the Department of Corrective Services, there are many other organisations that employ our graduates.

The evenings will commence at 6:00pm until approx 8:00pm.
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The evenings will begin with a Q&A panel session made of our Alumni across a broad range of Industries and career paths. Following this session all guests will have the opportunity to engage, ask question on Careers paths, employability and recruitment with our Alumni panel members,  Industry recruitment staff and employers.  

There's never been a better time to investigate where a Criminology Degree can take you.
Come along and listen to criminology alumni about their current job positions and how they got into the criminology field. You'll hear about diverse career pathways in state and federal policing, anti-corruption bodies, the corporate world and beyond. You will also have the opportunity to speak to representatives from industry bodies who recruit our graduates.

REGISTER HERE 

Do you have students interested in law enforcement, cyber crime prevention or child and family protection:
Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Forensic Science/  Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Human Services/ Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Psychological Science/ Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice 
Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice/Bachelor of Information Technology

Music and performing arts programs - new and simplified application process
Griffith University has simplified the application process for audition and admission to the Queensland Conservatorium. Now, applicants only need to apply through QTAC by 24 August 2018.
If students have any questions regarding the new process, they should contact the Queensland Conservatorium at qcgu.programsupport@griffith.edu.au.  
For more information on the new application process, audition requirements and dates visit griffith.edu.au/conservatorium-auditions.

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 forcreative 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
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Exhibitions open from Tuesday 13 to 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.

Applications Open 
Applications are now open for Acting, Dance, Dance Performance, Fashion, Music and Visual Arts 2019 courses. Apply by 5 pm 14 September.
Course information on Additional Entry      
The ‘Entry requirement’ tabs for each course holds information on dates, locations and preparation documents for auditions/interview/portfolios       
View Destination videos before you apply

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 scheme
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)

Engineering & Computing Careers Evening
Do you want an exciting, fast-paced career, with qualifications that enable you to work around the world, as well asthe skills to solve both local and global challenges?
Find out how you can have all this and more with a career in Engineering or Computing.
- Hear from recent Engineering and Computing graduates about their experiences in the industry so far
- Talk to academic staff and current students about the study options available at UQ
- Ask real engineers and technology innovators about job opportunities available in industry
- Discover why UQ provides students with the best foundation for careers in Engineering and Computing

Date: Thursday 23 August
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: GHD Auditorium 200, Advanced Engineering Building (#49)

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.

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

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  

USQ
Event details
USQ Engineering and Surveying lecturers will be available to answer any questions about scholarships, pathways, entry requirements and industry experience. Friends and family are welcome to join and there will be food provided.
Location USQ Springfield and Online
Date Wednesday 22 August
Time 6.00-7.30pm
RSVP 20 August 2018

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Music

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St Aidan’s and St Laurence’s Combined Music Project
Congratulations to the members of the Paganini Strings and Symphonic Winds who took part in an evening of rehearsals and a concert with the music students from St Laurence’s College on Tuesday 21 August. The girls performed with focus and musicality and were wonderful ambassadors for St Aidan’s. Thanks go to all the music staff who assisted the girls in their preparations and to Ms Jones for supervising.

Term 3 Recital
The following girls will be performing at the Term 3 Recital on 30 August at 6.00pm. 

Grace Houghton Caparicio – Bach Piano
Phoebe Finlay TBA Voice
Mariya Pan Koto in the Temple Harp
Olivia Cheng TBA Piano
Aparna Anand New World Symphony Flute
Yolanda Wang TBA Cello
Belinda Lee Sleeping Beauty Waltz Piano
Naomi Pan Swedish Folk Dance Harp
Charlotte Cheng TBA Piano
Grace Houghton Allegro – Sonata – Handel Flute
Sissi Han Carry me back to old Virginny Piano
Eliska McAuliffe The Jolly Peasant (Bohemian Folk Song) Harp
Annabelle Hammonds TBA Piano

The Spring Sing
On Sunday 16 September, students from Ensemble Volar will be will be involved in an excursion to Toowoomba for a day of rehearsals and a performance as part of the annual Spring Sing. Many choirs will be involved on the day and the event will be held at the University of Southern Queensland Arts Theatre. Students will be transported to and from Toowoomba via a school bus. 

The schedule for the day is as follows:

7:15am Meet bus at Kathleen St
7:00am Depart St Aidan’s AGS
8:30am            Arrive in Toowoomba – USQ Arts Theatre
9:30-11:15am Workshop One
11:15-11:45am Morning tea
11:45–1:30pm  Workshop Two
1:30 – 2:30pm          Lunch
2:30pm Concert (all families are welcome)
4:00pm    Travel to St Aidan’s for a 5:45pm arrival

As this is a school event, students are required to wear their full blue school uniform with brown stockings. As this can still be quite a cold time of year in Toowoomba it is recommended that students also have the school jumper/blazer/scarf. They will also need to bring a water bottle and their music. 
Families are welcome to attend the concert at 2:30pm. Entry to this concert is a gold coin donation. Parents wishing to take their child home from the concert are required to inform the school by filling out the permission slip. 
N.B. Permission Slips have been emailed to families and additional copies can be downloaded from Aidan’s Central.

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 27 August; 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.

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.

Music Summer School
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science

To promote National Science Week, QUT is holding STEMFEST – For the love of Science.

QUT STEMFEST brings together the expertise and innovations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at QUT. STEMFEST aims to encourage an interest in STEM among the general public and young people and provides opportunities and foster partnerships between the community, research organisations and industry.
This is an evening to showcase our research in science and maths to high school students, parents and teachers. 

Details:
Thursday 23 August, 5.30pm for 6pm – 8pm
Gardens Theatre Foyer, QUT
Register https://qutloveofscience.eventbrite.com.au 

Robyn Williams, a science journalist and broadcaster resident from The Science Show and ABC Radio National, will start with a one-on-one fireside chat interview with Erin Peterson, discussing how using maths and science you can engage citizens to better monitor and manage the Great Barrier Reef. He will be the Panel Moderator in a 1-hour panel session with six QUT researchers, who will answer questions from Robyn and the audience about developing solutions to environmental, biological and technological challenges. The evening will conclude with networking with science and maths PhD students and researchers. This is an evening open to students, parents and teachers.

Panel members:
Dr Erin Peterson, Statistical Science, Spatial Science
Professor Stuart Parsons, Zoology, Ecological Applications
Dr Brett Williams, Agricultural Biotechnology
Dr Jessica Trofimovs, Physical Volcanology
Professor Zoran Ristovski, Atmospheric Sciences

Any questions about the event, please contact Simone Long (Science and Engineering – Engagement) 3138 4488.

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Junior Jottings

Mrs Louise Mcguire 

Science and Technology Showcase 
ICAS Writing
Chess Club
Cupcake Day – RSPCA – Friday 24 August
Fathers’ Day Stall/Raffle – Wednesday 29 August 
Congratulations
Outside School Hours Care
Important Dates
Messy Cathedral

Science and Technology Showcase – Dr Ela Martin
National Science Week and the Junior Science Showcase provides us with the opportunity to increase our school community’s understanding and engagement with science, and to support young people in being active in science-driven research and innovation. ‘Game Changers and Change Makers’ was the school theme for National Science Week in 2018. Today’s game changers and change makers use science to solve problems, design new solutions and predict our future paths. 

Our Junior school scientists demonstrated that they are very much paving the way for our school’s future. The stories and narratives of scientific discoveries, and the inquiries and activities on show in the LINK were drawn from historical and current day Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical (STEM) contexts. Additionally, 2018 celebrates the International Year of the Reef. This theme was evident in many of the displays on show including Year 4 inquiries, and activities about reefs and the animals and plants that live within them. Furthermore, the Plastic Coral Reef installation, made from plastics collected over a two-week period, was a collaboration between art and science resulting in a beautiful coral reef. The aim was to provide a fresh, exciting and unique way to not only increase awareness of the issue of plastic pollution and its impact on our oceans, but also a poignant way to engage our school community in environmental education and inspire activism to save our seas and reefs. 

The showcase further highlighted the depth at which STEM is being covered within the Junior School. From kindergarten students learning about sustainable vegetable growing, our Year 3 ‘MasterChef’s’ entertaining the crowds with Oobleck, slime and solar ovens, to our Year 5 students changing the way we interact with 2 dimensional images using ‘HP reveal’. In every year level, there were examples of young female students confidently demonstrating their STEM skills, including a “Mars Rover” challenge, Draw-bots, drones, coding Spheros or taking the ordinary doll house to the next level with electrical circuitry.

I would like to thank all the students and teachers involved in making the 2018 showcase such a wonderful event.
science and tech show

ICAS Writing 
Congratulations to the following students who have been awarded a Merit, Credit, Distinction or High Distinction for this year’s ICAS Writing Competition. Please bear in mind that this competition was not compulsory and only a small percentage of our girls in Years 3-6 were involved. Year 2 students were not eligible to participate. 

MeritYear 3 Ruby Freidin, Eloise McLellan, Harriet Pillans Year 5 Stella Brown, Isabelle Dunn, Rebecca Kerr Year 6 Amy Atkinson, Isabel Dowd, Emma Sullivan, Isabella Williams    

Credit Year 3 Olivia Cheng, Inez Hancock, Penelope Herron, Kirralee Neale, Kinsey Taylor, Annabel Twidale Year 4 Indiana Allen, Georgia Boyne, Poppy Lochran, Caitlin Memory, Harriet Naidoo, Mia Rogers, Nhi Tran Year 5 Jinani Ariyarathne, Olivia Banh, Ava Daley, Emma Dart, Charlotte Herron Year 6 Bridie Allen, Louisa Atkin, Hannah Baillie, Camille Bloomfield, Taylor Bonifant, Sella Cuolahan, Emily Galvin, Abigail Jones, Maddison Neale, Amelia Perry, Charlotte Thallon, Adheera Warrier, Novia Yin

Distinction Year 3 Jennifer Atkin, Amelie Boyd, Aurelia Boyd, Porsha Cassimatis, Olivia Dunn, Seoirsin Greer, Caitlyn Mathers, April Palling, Tia Perry, Mira Wang-Lee Year 4 Lauren Deighton, Remy Hancock, Sienna Mahoney, Ava Robinson, Amy Tran Year 5 Matilda Allen, Vanning Kuo, Poppy Morrison, Jada White Year 6 Freya Woodman

High DistinctionYear 3 Sydelle Zang Year 4 Sophia Evenden, Kailyn Jayasuriya, Stephanie Pettigrew, Yolanda Wang 

Chess Club
The St Aidan’s Junior Chess Club is in full swing this term with specialised coaching and tuition on Wednesday afternoons in our Junior Library. With expert tutoring from International Chess Master Brodie McClymont from Chess People, our girls from Years 3-6 are learning so much about the game in a fun and safe environment, including lots of opportunities to play each other, play the Master and learn how to beat their siblings and occasionally their parents too. 
It’s not too late for your daughter to join. New students are welcome for a trial lesson. Please contact Ms Mitchell j.mitchell@staidans.qld.edu.au if you are interested.
chess
Coaching days and time: Wednesday afternoons (3:30–4:30pm). 
Venue: Junior School Library, St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School 
Dates: Term 3 – July 25 to September 19. 
Price: $114 per student (9 weeks - GST inclusive). 
Note: Students can join ANYTIME during the term.

Cupcake Day – RSPCA – Friday 24 August
cupcake day 
This is a fundraising event for the RSPCA – last year the whole school community raised $1,300. Parents and/or students are most welcome to contribute by baking a dozen (or two) cupcakes. Donations (nut free) can be dropped at the undercover entrance of the Science & Technology Building in a named container on Cupcake Day. Please contact Jenny Sherlock if you have any questions (jenny@sherlockc.com). 
The cupcakes will be sold at Morning Tea and Lunch Time for $3 each.
This is a fun event for all involved – parents, students and staff – everyone loves a cupcake and the funds go to such a great cause.
If you prefer to donate to St Aidan’s Team fundraising page, the link is: https://cupcakeday-qld-2018.everydayhero.com/au/jenny-4.      

Father’s Day Stall/Raffle 
In conjunction with the Father’s Day Stall (gifts $15) being held on Wednesday 29 August, we will also be holding a Father’s Day Raffle which raises money that is directly used by the Junior School to provide specialised learning materials for Junior School students. To enable the raffle to proceed and to provide you with the opportunity to win some great prizes, we would love donations to enable us to assemble some gourmet hampers.
For this to happen, and to make it easy for you to pick something up when shopping and drop it in to school, we have the following suggestions for each year group:

Kindergarten Wine or Chocolates/toffees

Prep Speciality coffee or Twinings Tea/ Tea 2 Tea

Year 1 Shortbread or gourmet sweet biscuits/fudge

Year 2 Savoury crackers suitable for cheese, or gourmet jam

Year 3 Shortbread/ gourmet sweet biscuits/fudge

Year 4 Wine or Chocolates or gourmet jam

Year 5 Wine or Chocolates/toffees

Year 6 Speciality coffee or Twinings Tea/ Tea 2 Tea

Of course, if you have something else (eg. book vouchers, Bunnings vouchers etc.) you would like to contribute as a prize, this would be very much appreciated.
Thank you very much for your assistance in contributing to these raffles which give much enjoyment to the girls at the lunchtime draw.  Any contributions to the raffle can be dropped in to form classrooms or Mrs Morrison at the Junior School Reception.
We will be having a ‘wrapping day’ on Monday 27 August (in the Junior School Library) to package the gifts to be sold at the stall. If you are able to assist for any length of time, your help would be greatly appreciated. We will be commencing at ‘drop off’ time and concluding as soon as all of the gifts are packaged and ready to be scrutinised by many excited shoppers on Wednesday 29 August.

Congratulations
Hannah Doncon (Year 6) recently performed at the Brisbane Speech and Drama Eisteddfod. Hannah received Honours for the 11 items in which she performed. She was also presented with the Intermediate Adjudicator's Choice Trophy at the Awards Ceremony. 

​Outside School Hours Care
oshc 1

BOOKINGS OPEN 20th August 2018. BOOKINGS CLOSE 14th September 2018! SECURE YOUR SPOT! 
The School Holidays are just around the corner and we can’t wait to show you the fun-filled and exciting activities we have planned in our September School Holiday Program. Further details of the program can be found here.
Bookings for the St Aidan’s OSHC September School Holiday program open Monday 20 August. If you require care for the upcoming School Holiday period please return your booking form before 14 September 2018

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

What is the cost?*
$60 per day. Incursions and excursions incur additional costs. These are compulsory for all students and therefore you are able to claim CCS for these.

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

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

Palu Ingram 
Outside School Hours Care Coordinator - SSA

Important Dates, Term 3 2018         

Messy Cathedral
messy
If you like Messy Church here at school or if you aren’t sure what Messy Church is, please come and check out Messy Cathedral next Sunday 26 August at 2.00pm in St John’s Cathedral. We will be listening to God with the story of Samuel. There will be activities, singing, storytelling and afternoon tea. Details and free tickets available here https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=402436

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Junior Sport

Please click here for the Junior School Training Schedule for Week 6 and Week 7, Term 3.

Andrews Cup Athletics – 23 August QSAC - Nathan
With the Andrews Cup competition to be held on Thursday 23 August, girls are reminded of the following:
Girls are required to wear their full sports uniform (brown shirt), including sports cap, to and from the carnival.  The school tracksuit is also recommended. Students must compete in the Athletics singlet and either brown bike pants or brown shorts. Running spikes (no longer than 6mm) are allowed in the laned individual events (80m, 100m, 200m), high jump and long jump only. Blanks or blunts may be worn for the 800m and relay. Girls must ensure that they have appropriate footwear for their other events.

Transport
A bus will be provided to transport our athletics team to and from the carnival.   Girls are asked to assemble at Kathleen St. at 7.20am for a 7.30am departure.  At the conclusion of the carnival, girls not returning to school on the bus must see Ms Jeanes-Fraser and have their names signed out by the parent. Girls who will be travelling on the bus back to school will return at approximately 3.45pm.

Celebration Breakfast
All squad members and their parents are invited to attend the Athletics Breakfast, to be held at The Archer & Templeton, Science and Technology Centre on Wednesday 22 August, from 7.30am with a formal presentation at 7.45am in the Auditorium.

Andrews Cup Gymnastics
Andrews Cup Gymnasts have commenced their trials with fantastic numbers in attendance. During the first 2 weeks of trials, girls will be expected to attend at least 3 of the first 4 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.

West Taylor Bridge Friday Clubs Competition Semester 2 Interschool Sport
West Taylor Bridge Club trials will continue this Friday from 1pm to 2.30pm at Ambiwerra for all girls in Years 4 – 6. 

The Walter Taylor Bridge sport competition will commence on Friday 31 August 2018.

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 Will Commence Friday 31 August 2018
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 Will Commence Friday 31 August 2018
Friday morning 6.45am-7.45am at Ambiwerra
Ms Egan, Raquel Spies and Ms Jeanes-Fraser

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

Congratulations
Congratulations go to Mira Wang-Lee who performed at the Brisbane Eisteddfod last week with some commendable results as follows. Second place in Australian/ Russian/ Italian composer Piano Solo; Highly commend in Grade 3 Piano Solo and first place in the String Grade 2 Cello Solo. Some wonderful results well done Mira. 

Term 3 Recital
The following girls will be performing at the Term 3 Recital on 30 August at 6.00pm. 

Grace Houghton Caparicio – Bach Piano
Phoebe Finlay TBA Voice
Mariya Pan Koto in the Temple Harp
Olivia Cheng TBA Piano
Aparna Anand New World Symphony Flute
Yolanda Wang TBA Cello
Belinda Lee Sleeping Beauty Waltz Piano
Naomi Pan Swedish Folk Dance Harp
Charlotte Cheng TBA Piano
Grace Houghton Allegro – Sonata – Handel Flute
Sissi Han Carry me back to old Virginny Piano
Eliska McAuliffe The Jolly Peasant (Bohemian Folk Song) Harp
Annabelle Hammonds TBA Piano

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 3
junior singers wk 6

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:
beginner band wk 6

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 27 August; 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.

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.

Music Summer School
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P&F

P&F

P&F General Meeting
Melbourne Cup Luncheon

P&F General Meeting
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the next P&F General Meeting to be held on Wednesday 29 August 2018 at 6.30pm in the Mathers Family Auditorium.

Melbourne Cup Luncheon
Please click here for information regarding the Melbourne Cup luncheon.

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