Newsletter Term 3 Week 6 2019

Principal

Ms toni riordan

Data is Real
Thank you to our dedicated teaching and support staff who helped us celebrate another fantastic National Science Week, last week. I hope you either availed yourself of or heard from your children about the range of wonderful Science events and activities at St Aidan’s. I loved sharing experiences, experiments and conversations with many, many people passionate about Science!

Science is about people, just as much as it is about animals, or design, or robotics. When you look at science as a way to understand yourself and the way you live, then you may use it to improve the way you live.

Kurtis Baute, the guy in the video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tnX81N6Ris never liked science, always seeing it as a collection of cold, hard facts, facts that he didn’t need. Essentially, he saw it as immobile knowledge: information he couldn’t take anywhere.

That is, until he started to record data about himself.

When we think about data, it’s easy to get caught up in numbers and spreadsheets for the sake of numbers and spreadsheets: data that only exists to tell us either how some abstract numbers work, or to test us, in exams or in assignments.

But Baute shows that data can be really personal, and useful in a very personal way. For example, he began to suspect one day that maybe drinking alcohol didn’t make him that much happier. So, he checked in with his data, and he couldn’t find any real connection between his drinking beer, and his happiness. And so now, he barely drinks, having decided, through the information he gathered using the scientific method, that the negatives of drinking alcohol outweigh the benefits, at least for him.

This is one example of how to use science in everyday life; how to use science to mobilise what you learn. If you can collect enough information about yourself, or what’s going on around you, you can unpack that information and make decisions about how to improve anything from your productivity, to your health, to your happiness.

The other great positive of using science in your everyday life, is that it can lead you to greater presence of mind.

It might feel a bit backwards, that during a time when we all feel a little bit overwhelmed by technology - by social media, by the news, by new computers and phones - that science and data could lead us to a calmer, more thoughtful way to look at ourselves, but in this case, that’s exactly what happened.

Part of Baute’s data collecting was to monitor his mood on a scale of one to five every day, with five being the best possible mood, and one being a really awful mood. This data was how he realised he didn’t need to drink to be happy, and it shows a strong connection between his mood and the activities he does, such as rock climbing, cycling and dancing.

But he says that the main side effect of tracking his mood every day was simply that it made him reflect, every single day. Reflect on how he’s feeling, more explicitly than most of us ever do. This goes even beyond somebody asking you how you’re feeling, because there is nobody else to answer to, nobody you should please, or impress, or placate.

There are plenty of different ways that we can work self-reflection into our routines, such as journaling, meditating or just taking a walk by ourselves. This is just one of the many ways that we can take a moment to ourselves, to check in, and ask that all-important question: “How am I doing?”

The fact that this simple little process Baute has, of rating his mood every day and using other personal data to analyse what might be affecting his moods, is a great example of how naturally science can integrate into regular life. An example of how it does not belong solely in the classroom. Science is a framework for thinking and operating, just like philosophy or religion or art. It’s great for some things, and doesn’t quite work for others, and there is joy in experimenting, and working out where to apply it.

Activities and Sports Captains Announced

This week we announced further positions for student leadership in 2020.
We congratulate the following girls on their selection as captains for a variety of sports and activities across the school and look forward to their leadership of the student body in 2020.
Please click here to see a full list of all Captains. 

Congratulations
• Juliette Pepin
(Year 9) who has been selected as a judge for the Inky Awards and will attend the Melbourne Writers’ Festival to take part in a session alongside the other judges announcing the winning books on 4th September. Juliette has also been invited to act as Moderator for an author session at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival with Will Kostakis.
Georgie West (Year 9) who represented Queensland at the School Sport Australia 16 and Under Hockey Championships in Newcastle. Queensland finished with a silver medal and Georgie has been selected as a shadow player for the Australian team.

Best Wishes
• Best wishes for Book Week this week!
• To our musicians for the Laurie’s Combined Music Performance
• To our Junior School athletes for Andrews Cup Athletics on Thursday
• Best wishes to all senior school students who will play tennis, hockey, netball or volleyball against BGGS this weekend

 

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Chaplain

Rev Gillian Moses

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

Guidance Counsellor

ms Jennie Robinson

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

Senior School

Sport

QG Fixtures
Club Fixtures
Training Schedule

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Music

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

String Fest
Congratulations to the following girls for their involvement in the String Fest: Annabel Lee,
Sienna Kim, Sophia Zhang, Joy Yin and Brenda Lee. These girls were specially elected to represent the school at this prestigious event for advanced string musicians held at Brisbane Grammar School last Tuesday.

AMEB Results
Congratulations to Anh Bui in Year 9 for successfully completing her Grade 8 Piano exam. Anh has also been selected by the AMEB to record duets for the new syllabus later this year. Well done Anh.

Term 3 Recital
The following girls will be performing at the Term 3 Recital on Thursday 29th of August from 6.00pm in the Auditorium.
N.B. Due to the large number of performers, the recital has been split into Junior and Senior School sections. The Junior School sections will run from 6.00 until approximately 6.45pm and the Senior School Section from 6.45-7.30pm.

Senior School Section
Allegro Strings String Quartet
Grace Sun and
Annabelle Hammonds Mama Mia Duet Violin
Tessa Kift Comptine d’un autre ete Piano
Samantha Jolly Cry Me a River Voice
Charlotte Worthington TBA Piano
Sophia Ortiz TBA Piano
Grace Houghton Pan and the Shepherd – Mouquet Flute
Natsu Lu Mo Li Hua Piano
Annabel Ott TBA Clarinet
Annabelle Hammonds TBA Piano
Monica Behrenbruch Misty Voice
Gina Ganjoo Chargrin d’enfant – Peeters Piano

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 here for the 2019 Rehearsal Schedule.

CHOIRS
• Ensemble Volar (auditioned)
• Chorale (Yrs 9-12)
• Children Crossing (Yrs 6-8)
• Junior Singers (Yrs 3-5)
• Community Choir (Semester Two only)

STRING ENSEMBLES
• Paganini Strings (AMEB Grade Five and above, auditioned)
• Corelli Strings (AMEB Grade Two and above)
• Chamber String Ensembles: Volar Strings, Allegro Strings, Arco Strings, Four Seasons Strings, Da Capo Strings (auditioned)
• Vivaldi Strings (Yrs 5-8)
• Dolce Strings (Yrs 2-4)
• Clementi Celli
• Beginner Strings Program
• Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Paganini Strings)

BAND ENSEMBLES
• Symphonic Winds (AMEB Grade Four and above)
• Con Brio Band (AMEB Grade Two and above)
• Taffanel Flutes (Yr 5 and above)
• Charma Band (Yrs 5-7)
• Back-beat Band (Yr 5 and above)
• Percussion Ensemble (Yr 5 and above)
• Taffanel Flutes (Senior Chamber Flute Choir)
• Yr 4 Beginner Band Program
• Yr 3 Beginner Band Preparation Program (Semester Two only)
• Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Corelli Strings)

2019 Music Calendar
Please click here  for Term 3 Music Calendar. Changes and additions may be made throughout the year. Updates will be provided in the Newsletter.

 

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Chinese

Sister School Visit

On 12th and 13th of August, our Shanghai sister school, Jian Qing Experimental School, visited St Aidan’s. Year 8 Chinese class was in particularly excited as prior to this visit, students had set up buddies and have been writing to each other via e-mail over the past few months. All students enjoyed this wonderful language and cultural exchange opportunities and am sure the friendships formed will be continued.

chinese

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ROWing

2019 Head of River Luncheon

To all families in the STARS Community, you are invited to the 2019 Head of Rover Luncheon on 8 September from 12pm at the Terrace Rowing Sheds.
Rowers and two parents are complimentary with a small cost to any extra family members in attendance. Please see the invitation below for further details and RSVP via Flexischools by 30 August. We hope you can join us for a fun filled afternoon.
Please click here for more information.

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Junior Jottings

Mrs Louise Mcguire 

• St Aidan’s Day Celebrations
• Science and Technology Showcase
• Starlab Education (An Incursion for Year 2 to Year 5)
• Human Relationships Education – Classes/Parent Information Sessions
• Fathers’ Day Stall/Raffle – Wednesday 28 August
• What is YouTube and why do people use it?
• Premiers Reading Challenge
• Important Dates

St Aidan’s Day Celebrations
On Friday 16 August, students and staff took part in our St Aidan’s Day celebrations.
To begin the day, Kindy-Year 4 students attended Messy Church led by Reverend Gillian. Students excitedly took part in craft activities to help them learn more about Aidan of Lindisfarne. Girls in Years 5-12 participated in a beautiful Eucharist attended by Helen Barrett who was a “Day 1” student at St Aidan’s. Helen had the honour of cutting the birthday cake; she was very capably assisted by kindy student, Bella Lee. It was lovely to have Sister Gillian also in attendance at the Eucharist. House coloured cupcakes were enjoyed by all students to celebrate our 90th year.
After lunch, girls from Prep-Year 12 travelled to Ambiwerra to engage in mixed year level House activities followed by a whole school ‘Charma’. It was wonderful to see girls of all ages interacting so happily and enthusiastically.

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Science and Technology Showcase
The Link certainly came alive last Tuesday afternoon when students from K-6 showcased their skills in Science and Technology. This was a wonderful opportunity for the girls (and boys) to demonstrate their knowledge and share their love and passion for these areas of the curriculum.
I take this opportunity to thank all of the Junior School teachers and students for the time and effort they put into presenting their year level displays; staff from Marketing, Maintenance and Secondary Science for their assistance; and finally, Dr Ela Martin for co-ordinating this successful event.

showcase

Starlab Education (An Incursion for Year 2 to Year 5)
Why do we have day and night? What are the phases of the moon? Which planet is the hottest planet? How does gravity affect the earth and moon?
These were just some of the big questions that Year 2 to Year 5 students discussed at the Starlab Education presentation as part of Science Week last Thursday.
Starlab Education was set up in the CHC. The giant silver dome simulated a Planetarium of the night sky in our Southern Hemisphere. Inside the dome, students discovered more about space and our solar system through the use of visual projections, demonstrations and multimedia. This interactive experience enabled students to participate by asking questions and making observations about space by looking at the roof of the dome and seeing the visual presentation in action.
This was definitely a fun presentation that whet the students’ appetite for further discussions back in the classroom.

skydome

Human Relationships Education
Please be reminded that HRE classes have been organised for students in Years 3-6. Permission letters were emailed to families last week and need to be completed as soon as possible.
I encourage parents to attend the Parents’ Information Evening in the Junior School Library on Tuesday 27 August. An information session for parents of Year 3 students will commence at 6.00pm, followed by a session for parents of Years 4, 5 and 6 students at 7.00pm. During these sessions, Judith Krause will explain the topics to be covered for all classes. It is also an excellent opportunity to ask questions.

Father’s Day Stall/Raffle
In conjunction with the Father’s Day Stall (gifts $15) being held on Wednesday 28 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 Tuesday 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 the following day!

TechMate Evening
Please click here for more information on the TechMate evening.

What is YouTube and why do people use it?
YouTube is a video hosting service that is owned by Google. It allows you to upload and share video content on a platform that is accessed by millions of people every day.
YouTube is the world’s 2nd largest Social Media platform. It is a platform to watch videos, listen to music and educate yourself or your children.
YouTube is a safe and powerful entertainment tool, as long as it’s used correctly whether you are watching or uploading videos. YouTube is highly regulated and governed by Google, so if they find the content of your video breaches their community standards, they will delete it without hesitation. It is very rare to hear about something negative happening to someone who has shared a video online, but it does happen more often than you hear about.
YouTube Age Restrictions
You are meant to be at least 13 years old before you can start uploading videos to YouTube,
the minimum age for creating a Google account, according to US law and their Children’s
Online Privacy Protection Act, which governs most social media platforms. The reality, though, is entirely different. There are vast numbers of underage children uploading content. If you don’t believe that, search for “Am I pretty” and count the number of videos posted by little girls. This is an open invitation to people who may not have your child’s best interests at heart. Protect them by respecting age restrictions! See more information about recommended ages here.                                             

Premier’s Reading Challenge
The 2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge officially ends this Friday the 23rd of August. Please ensure all reading record logs are brought to school on Friday to be handed in. No late forms will be accepted.
We sincerely hope students have enjoyed participating in this years Premier’s Reading Challenge.
readers

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 5 and Week 6 Term 3.

Andrews Cup Athletics – 22 August QSAC - Nathan
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 an adult. 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 21 August, from 7.30am with a formal presentation commencing at 7.35am in the Auditorium.

Andrews Cup Gymnastics
The Andrews Cup Gymnastics Team has been announced. Information letters have been sent home to team members providing information on the competition which is to be held at Somerville House on Thursday 7 November. Trainings will continue on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 6am – 7.30am at Splitz Gymnastics, Sumner Park. On the conclusion of each session, a bus will take the girls back to school.
Team members are to note that there is no training during the holidays; however, recommencement of training will occur on Tuesday 8 October.              

Walter Taylor Bridge Friday Clubs Competition Semester 2 Interschool Sport
WalterTaylor Bridge Club trials will continue Friday 23 August from 1pm to 2.30pm at Ambiwerra for all girls in Years 4 – 6.
The Walter Taylor Bridge sport competition will commence on Friday 30 August 2019.
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 30 August 2019
Friday morning 6.45am-7.45am at Ambiwerra
Girls are reminded to bring their glove and water bottle.
Miss Swan, Hannah King and Ashlee Johnson

Basketball Training Sessions Will Commence Friday 30 August 2019
Friday morning 6.45am-7.45am at Ambiwerra
Mrs Egan, Miss Cromarty and Raquel Spies

Met West Congratulations
Congratulations to Isabelle Mortensen, Aurelia Boyd and Grace Cadwallader for their selections into their respective Metropolitan West Sports.
Grace was selected into the 12 Years Met West Tennis team that competed in Toowoomba at the Queensland Championships last week where she placed a fantastic 13th out of 48 competitors. Congratulations, Grace!
Aurelia was selected into the 10 Years Met West Athletics team for the 200m track event. Aurelia placed 10th overall which is a fabulous achievement. Congratulations, Aurelia!
Isabelle was selected into the 10 Years Met West Athletics team for the 1500m and 800m events. Isabelle had an outstanding competition where she was selected into the Queensland Athletics team after winning the 800m and placing 2nd in the 1500m. Isabelle will now head to Darwin to compete for Queensland in both events. Well done Isabelle and congratulations!

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

Bus Travel to and from Ambiwerra – For Training
Please be reminded that for morning training sessions, girls should be dropped at the Ambiwerra sporting fields (Erinvale St, Corinda) by parents. At the end of the session, they will be transported to school on the school bus. In the afternoons, students will travel to Ambiwerra on the school bus (Kathleen St) and parents must collect them from the sporting fields at the designated time.

For 2019 Key Dates, click here

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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 Enoggera Eisteddfod last week and achieved 3rd place in the Piano Solo 10 Years section. Well done Mira.

Term 3 Recital

The following girls will be performing at the Term 3 Recital on Thursday 29th of August from 6.00pm in the Auditorium.
N.B. Due to the large number of performers, the recital has been split into Junior and Senior School sections. The Junior School sections will run from 6.00 until approximately 6.45pm and the Senior School Section from 6.45-7.30pm.

Junior School Section
Neala Wilson-Mills Ode to Joy Piano
Yuika Hashimoto Cuckoo Flute
Savannah Weldon TBA Piano
Olivia Dunn TBA Piano
Jenna King-Daly Allegro Violin
Elisabeth Tan Do-Re-Mi Piano
Lauren Deighton A Thousand Years Flute
Josephine Tse TBA Piano
Poppy Lochran TBA Piano
Kiralee Neale The Bee Violin
Edwina Everingham Swans on the Lake Piano
Olivia Kemp TBA Piano
Rose Choi Musette Flute
Lulu Lochran TBA Piano
Matilda Murray TBA Piano
Emily Kim TBA Piano
Clementi Celli At the Ball - Mooney
Happy Farmer - Schumann Cello Ensemble

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).
Please click here for weekly activities. 

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.

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

General Meeting Invitation

The P&F Executives extends an invitation to all parents and friends to attend its next General Meeting to be held on Wednesday, 28 August 2019. The meeting will commence at 6.30pm and be held in S101, 1st Floor, S&T Centre.Please come along and join the discussion on fundraising initiatives for the P&F. We look forward to seeing many at this meeting.

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