Newsletter Term 3 Week 7

Principal

Ms toni riordan

The Living Room

Last Thursday evening we opened The Living Room to around 120 of our community members and guests of the school to enjoy the first of St Aidan’s speaking events. Sitting with staff, parents and friends to hear the inspirational story of Brisbane author, Trent Dalton seemed appropriate, even if it was an evening for adults, in the middle of the annual Children’s Book Week. All in attendance were entertained by the unique insight into life in suburban Brisbane in the 1980’s but were as much touched by the messages of love for family, dignity and survival in Dalton’s first novel. The author acknowledged that he knew he was in the right place, amongst people with big hearts, who read other people’s stories.

I was delighted to hear Trent Dalton frame the reading experience in this way and I could not help but make the connection between the significance of reading fiction and our very own Empathy Project, a school-wide initiative for staff and students at St Aidan’s. We all know and were reminded by Dalton last week that books tell the untold stories and that stories bring people closer together, just like when we spend time together in our own living rooms at home. We also know that books can foster creativity and imagination and that books may be used to build emotional resilience. Finally, books widen interests and knowledge about the world and sometimes even those situations playing out close to home, in our own neighbourhoods or schools. We can learn a great deal about people by reading their stories in books and my hope is that you will join us next time for another sitting in The Living Room to be with others, to share stories and be inspired by the people around us.

Madonna King in The Living Room
In October we welcome Madonna King to The Living Room to discuss the complicated father/daughter relationship. Award-winning journalist, author, commentator and good friend of St Aidan’s, Madonna King has interviewed over 500 girls and many fathers, as well as leading psychologists, school principals, CEOs, police, guidance counsellors and neuroscientists, to discover the answers all mothers and fathers need to know.
Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/madonna-king-in-the-living-room-tickets-48359050221.

Preferred Partners Program
St Aidan's has recently established relationships with a number of organisations, which are offering to give back to the Foundation and P&F Association and there are exclusive offers for members of our school community when a product or service is purchased. Our preferred partners are listed on our website. Please join us in supporting these organisations where you can: https://www.staidans.qld.edu.au/community/preferred-partners.

Congratulations to:

Monica Behrenbruch, Alyse Dowd, Leila Riemann and Juliette Pepin who are representing the Brisbane West region in the CBCA Year 7 and 8 Readers Cup State final next week.
• The following two students who have been awarded IEUA-QNT Awards for Excellence in Art Design:
o Amelie Graham – Highly Commended, Years 9-10
o Rachel Liu – Highly Commended, Years 11-12

Best Wishes
• Best wishes to our year 3 students for their visit to St John’s Cathedral
• Good luck to all students involved in this term’s Performing Arts Recital
• Best wishes to all senior school students who will play tennis, hockey, netball or volleyball against St Margaret’s AGS this weekend
• Finally, the best of wishes to all of our rowers for the Head of the River this Saturday. I look forward to being out at Wyaralong to cheer you on.

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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

Aidan of Lindisfarne
This Friday is St Aidan’s Day, by the church calendar. At school we will be celebrating after QCS and block testing (see below), but the rest of the church will honour the Apostle to the English on 31 August.

Most of the community will be familiar with Aidan’s story: born to an obscure Irish family, and educated by Irish monks, Aidan found himself at the great monastery of Iona, founded by the saintly Columba in 563. There he may have met the young Oswald, who like Aidan was being educated by the monks. In time, Oswald assumed the throne of Northumbria and sought to bring the light of the gospel to his people. His thoughts turned fondly to the monks of Iona and he asked them to send someone to bring the Good News to northern England. After a false start, it was gentle Aidan who came with 12 companions, and founded a monastery on the Island of Lindisfarne, just off the coast of Oswald’s capital at Bamburgh. The rest is history.
It has been argued that it is Aidan, rather than George, who should be the patron saint of England. While George the dragon-slayer had a swash-buckling backstory, he was in fact a Roman import, brought back to England by the crusaders, and never actually set foot in England. Aidan, by contrast, walked tirelessly around his patch, meeting and talking with the local people, and gaining a reputation for his humility, faithfulness, gentleness and genuine love for people.
The community at Lindisfarne continued to grow after Aidan’s death in 651, and in time produced so many bishops that it became known as Holy Island. Aidan’s successor, Cuthbert, is said to have received a vision of Aidan on the night Aidan died, which led to Cuthbert’s decision to become a monk. Cuthbert then became prior of Lindisfarne in 665.
Aidan was buried on Lindisfarne although in time some of his relics were obtained by the great Glastonbury Abbey, and all three monasteries became centres for the veneration of Aidan. The story goes that Aidan died while leaning up against the wall of a local church, during one of his incessant walking tours among the people. In later years, the church burned down and all was lost except for the beam against which Aidan was leaning when he died. It is probably for this reason that Aidan is the patron saint of firefighters!
Here at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School we know Aidan as a man of faith, love and passion for the bright flame of the gospel. He is also known for the symbol of the deer, which represents faithfulness to God. I would like to think that as the students pass by Aidan on Friday, they might give him an extra acknowledgment on his feast day, and remember the torch that illuminated his life, and allowed him to illuminate the lives of countless others.

Leave me alone with God as much as may be.
As the tide draws the waters close in upon the shore,
Make me an island, set apart,
alone with you, God, holy to you.


Then with the turning of the tide
prepare me to carry your presence to the busy world beyond,
the world that rushes in on me
till the waters come again and fold me back to you.

Blessings
Rev Gillian

St Aidan’s Day 2018
This year we will again begin our school’s St Aidan’s Day celebrations with worship. We will start with the Junior School’s Messy St Aidan’s Day at 9.00am in the CHC, and follow this with the Senior School Eucharist at 10.30am, also in the CHC. All members of the St Aidan’s community are welcome at either of these services on Wednesday 19 September. If you would like any further information please contact me a g.moses@staidans.qld.edu.au.

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Dean of Studies

Ms lynda wall

• QCS next week, 4th and 5th September
• Block testing Year 12

It is now less than 1 week until the QCS test. It is important that students continue to undertake individual practice each day. They may use their workbooks for this. Additional resources include:
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.

I urge all students and parents to try some of these questions on the weekend. It is important that students revise their mathematical formula and procedures. More exercises are available in the back of the student’s workbook and in their year 11 QCS workbook, Pathways to Success

On the day of the test, students need to approach the test calmly and with confidence. They have worked well in preparation for this examination. I ask that parents ensure that students have the correct equipment for each of the four tests; items such as protractors, rulers, compasses, coloured pencils are essential equipment. Spare batteries for calculators should also be considered. Students should have a plan for how they vary the equipment for each test, as some equipment allowed in some sessions is not allowed in others.

Students should arrive at school no later than 8.15am each day. They may not leave the school grounds during the break. We anticipate that on each day, students will finish by approximately 2.30pm, upon which they are permitted to leave the school grounds to travel home.

Please note, there will be no program provided for students who are non-OP eligible 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.

Block Testing Year 12
Year 12 students commence block testing with a Home Study Day on Monday 10 September. Students have been issued with a block testing calendar and a copy is also uploaded in Aidan Central. Block testing will finish on Tuesday, September 18 with regular classes commencing again on Wednesday, September 19. This session of examinations is important in the preliminary allocation of Levels of Achievement and Bands. Where a student is ill, medical certificates are required for the application of special provisions. I wish all Year 12 students well as they prepare for this set of examinations.

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

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

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

Universities

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

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 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

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

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

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

Program update: Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours), QTAC Code: 709101
Run by internationally respected industry experts and academics, the Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours) is designed to ensure students stand out to employers.
This program can be tailored to help students achieve their career goals, with the option to choose up to three majors consisting of six courses from the one area of specialisation. The program's unique capstone course in leadership and ethics will give students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to real business cases.
Entry is limited to a small, highly motivated and high-achieving cohort aspiring to leadership roles in business, the community or academia.
Discover more here.

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
Scholarships for Women

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.

IT Scholarships
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.

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

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Senior School

Sport

• Head of the River
• Head of the River Race Schedule
• HPE Day
•Fixtures Week 7
•Training Schedule Week 8
•Fixtures Week 8

Head of the River
This Saturday, September 1 is the annual Head of the River race day for the St Aidan’s Rowing community. The rowers have been training immensely hard over the last 6 months and in the case of the year 12 students, the last 5 years. Please show your support on their big day. Visit the Aidan’s Central Rowing page to sign on to the supporters bus!
https://central.staidan.qld.edu.au/homepage/1680.   

Please click here for the Head of the River Race Schedule.

HPE Day
Since 2012, National Health and Physical Education (HPE) Day has been the annual day on the calendar to raise awareness of and
advocate for the value of HPE in Australian schools.
The 2016, Active Healthy Kids Australia Report Card showed 80% of 5-17 year olds are not meeting the Australian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines of at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity every day.
To help promote and develop an educated nation, comprising active and healthy young people, on Friday September 7, 2018, St Aidan’s Senior School will hold their celebration with a focus on how the HPE learning area is ‘good for schools’.
The St Aidan’s AGS HPE department encourages all students to walk or ride to school. To celebrate we will be holding a DANCE OFF at morning tea as well as a staff verse student dodgeball game during lunch. Students are encouraged to continue to be active after school with their family!
Parents, why not commit to a ‘parent pledge’ on the website below to ensure your child/children participate in 30 minutes of physical activity or other health promoting practices on the day. For more information visit; http://hpeday.com.au/parent-pledge.
Schools, teachers, students, parents and members of the local community we encourage you to participate in physical activity and document your involvement on social media using #HPEday.

Fixtures Week 7
Please click herefor Week 7 fixtures.

Training Schedule Week 8
Please click herefor Week 8 training schedule.

Fixtures Week 8
Please click here  for Week 8 fixtures.

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Music

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

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
Mariya Pan Koto in the Temple Harp
Olivia Cheng TBA Piano
Aparna Anand New World Symphony Flute
Yolanda Wang Monday’s Melody 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
Claire Jung Souvenir De Sarasate – Potstock Violin
Annabelle Hammonds TBA Piano
Jenna King-Daly Mister Crocodile Violin

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 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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Library

• Book Week Wrap Up
• Free Dress Day – Dress as your favourite book character

find your treasure

The theme for this year’s Book Week was Find Your Treasure and the week of celebrations began with the Children’s Book Council (CBCA) Book of the Year announcement at the State Library of Qld on Friday August 17. Year 8 student Emily Hodge was invited to announce the shortlisted books and the winner of the Early Childhood category.
Emily Hodge

Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Award Winners 2018
All books in the Older Readers category can be borrowed from the Library.
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Winner
Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood

Honour Books
Mallee Boys by Charlie Archbold
In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black

Throughout the week students participated in a variety of Book Week events including;
The Great Book Swap – We raised $50 towards the Indigenous Literacy Foundation
Lunch Time Kahoot Quiz and lunch time Photo Booth
Free Dress Day – Dress as your favourite book character
Author visit – With young adult dystopian author Mark Smith

Free Dress Day – Dress as your favourite book character
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Kristen Lewis
Head of Library Services – Senior School

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Chinese Sister School Visit

On 20 August, two staff and fifteen students from Shanghai Jian Qin Experimental School, our sister school in Shanghai, visited St Aidan’s. The group was warmly welcomed and accompanied by students from Year 8, 9 and 11 Chinese classes over their two days’ visit. Students of both schools all enjoyed the cultural and language exchanging opportunities as well as the wonderful friendship formed within such a short time.
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St Aidan's Fathers Lunch

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Junior Jottings

Mrs Louise Mcguire 

• Andrews Cup Athletics
• Book Week Readers’ Cup 2018
• Book Week
• Buddy Reading
• Drought Assistance - Aussie Picnic Fundraising Day - Donate ‘A Fiver for a Farmer’ and support Aussie Helpers.org.au
• Human Relationships Education – Parent Information Evening/Classes
• Important Dates
• Outside School Hours Care

Andrews Cup Athletics
Last Thursday, the Andrews Cup Athletics team travelled to QSAC to compete in their long awaited carnival. The girls must be congratulated for their hard work and commitment to training leading up to the event, and for their determination on the day.
Sincere thanks must go to Ms Tracey Jeanes-Fraser for her role in co-ordinating the team throughout the season; coaches Lauren Murry, Kristine Cairns, Saxon Mosely, Libby Jacques and Loren Morssinkhof for their commitment to training sessions.
Congratulations to our Athletics Captains, Taylor Bonifant, Isabel Goffage, Adheera Warrier for their leadership throughout the season.

Book Week Readers’ Cup 2018 – Mrs Jackie Child
readers cup

Last week, our girls demonstrated how reading is awesome, exciting, at times relaxing but can be competitive too! Over 130 students gathered over two nights to showcase their extraordinary knowledge of six, prescribed texts they had read. With some beautiful picture books like ‘Animalia’ and ‘The Shaggy Gully Times’ and popular fiction like ‘The Anti-Princess Club’ and ‘Molly Moon’, students were able to recall interesting details about events, characters, images and language of the books they studied, in a fast-paced quiz on Kahoot!
The competitions were nail-biting as the teams had 5 seconds to discuss best answer for each question and then 20 seconds to enter their answer. The girls once again got into the spirit of the evening by creatively dressing for the occasion……...Rebel Girlz, Rocken Readers, Reading Police, Gangsta Grannies, Mega Marvels…..just some of the teams!
Fabulous books were awarded for the two winning teams in each year level, as well as trophies to the winning teams. Lots of bonus prizes were snaffled up by excited participants, including our enthusiastic parent supporters who once again enjoyed the challenge of using Kahoot! on their own devices to answer literature questions. Students during the second evening were creative in ‘making’ an artefact from items in a mystery bag to represent one of the books read for the competition, adding another element into the evenings which were wonderfully boisterous and heaps of FUN.
readers cup photos

Book Week 2018 – Mrs Megan Daley
Book Week 2018: Find Your Treasure was a wonderful event for the entire Junior School community. Many thanks to all families for your enthusiastic participation in the Book Week dress up day – as always, the outfits were both creative and innovative and it was a delight to celebrate books in this way.
The Scholastic Book Fair has now wrapped up, and the Junior Library was able to add many new titles to our collection.
Author visits by Jess Black and Yvonne Mes were enjoyed by students from Prep – Year 6. Visits and workshops such as these are a powerful reminder to students of the ‘story behind the story’ and are a great opportunity to hone writing skills and engage with creators of books.

Buddy Reading Time – Mrs Susie Rigby
One of the most enjoyable days in the Junior School last week was the Book Week Character Dress Up Day last Wednesday. This day included Buddy Reading where girls in older classes were paired with girls in a younger class. Students enjoyed reading picture books to each other in the relaxing setting of the Junior School courtyard.
buddy reading

Drought Assistance - Aussie Picnic Fundraising Day
Donate ‘A Fiver for a Farmer’ and support Aussie Helpers.org.au
Next Monday 3 September, the Junior School’s Penguin Aid Leaders will be holding an Aussie Picnic fundraising day to support our Queensland farming families who are suffering in the ongoing drought crisis across local and rural regions.
hat  sandwich
Students are invited to participate by wearing a farmer’s hat and bring a ‘fiver for a farmer’ (or a gold coin donation if preferred). Students are also encouraged to bring an Aussie picnic lunchbox containing foods (fresh fruit and vegies) that are Australian (locally) grown and produced to eat for Morning Tea and Lunch. 
At our Junior School Assembly on Monday (3 September), we will be hosting a special guest speaker, Annabel Tully (St Aidan’s Old Girl) and her family who are visiting from their property in Quilpie. Annabel will speak to us to help us understand a little about ‘a day in the life’ living on a cattle property (including what school this looks like for her school age children).
Our donations collected on the day will be given to Aussie Helpers.
This registered fundraising organisation directly assists local farmers, local businesses, and VISE (Volunteers for Isolated Students’ Education). In particular, Aussie Helpers can provide support to farming families by sending volunteer home tutors who educate children through Distance Education.
farmers

Human Relationships Education
Please be reminded that HRE classes have been organised for students in Years 3-6. Permission slips have been distributed to the girls and need to be returned before the classes begin on Tuesday 4 September.

I encourage parents to attend the Parents’ Information Evening in the Junior School Library on Monday 3 September. 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.

Important Dates, Term 3 2018

Outside School Hours Care
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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

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Junior Sport

Please click here for the Junior School Training Schedule for Week 7 and Week 8, Term 3.

Andrews Cup Athletics – 23 August QSAC - Nathan
Last Thursday 23 March, the Andrews Cup Athletics team competed at the QSAC Sports Complex, Nathan. Being one of the smallest schools of the 10 schools, St Aidans had a wonderful day with many individuals producing personal bests. Particular mention must go to our 9 Years girls who placed third in their age group. All team members are to be congratulated on their commitment leading into the competition and on the day of the competition as all participated with amazing character and determination.
The parent attendance and school support on the day was greatly appreciated and I would like to particularly thank Ms Jen Rowe, Renae Pollock and Hannah King as team officials. A big thank you must also go to our dedicated coaches – Lauren Murry, Kristine Cairns, Saxon Moseley and Loren Morssinkhof who assisted in the preparation for the Andrews Cup. Special thanks must be given to our Athletics Captains Taylor Bonifant, Isabel Goffage and Adheera Warrier for being such wonderful role models both in the lead up at all the Metro Meets and on the day of the Andrews Cup competition.
andrews cup

Andrews Cup Gymnastics
Andrews Cup Gymnastics have commenced their trials with fantastic numbers. 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.

West Taylor Bridge Friday Clubs Competition Semester 2 Interschool Sport
West Taylor Bridge Club trials will commence this Friday 31 August from 1pm to 2.30pm.

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
Mrs Egan, Raquel Spies and Ms Jeanes-Fraser

Andrews Cup Softball Trials
The Andrews Cup Softball trials will be held for Year 4, 5 and 6 on Wednesday 5 September and 12 September from 6.45am-7.45am at Ambiwerra.
Girls wishing to trial for the Andrews Cup Softball Team (competition in October) who are playing a different interschool sport are still eligible to trial; however, they must attend one of the softball trainings to assist in their skill development and the AC trials. Girls interested in training are to advise their class teacher.

Andrews Cup Basketball Trials
St Aidan’s Junior School have nominated to compete in the MBC Invitational Basketball competition at the Hibiscus Sports Centre, 90 Klumpp Rd Upper Mt Gravatt on Thursday 1 November 2018. The games will be an all-day carnival held against some of the schools that are involved in the Andrews Cup competition. Girls, aged 10 to 12 years wishing to be selected into the teams will need to nominate through their class teachers. Girls need to note that the Andrews Cup Basketball is held on the same day as the Andrews Cup Gymnastics and therefore girls already committed to Gymnastics will not be eligible. Trials will be held on Tuesday 4 September and Tuesday 11 September from 3.45am-4.45am at Ambiwerra. On selection of the teams, girls will train on Tuesday afternoons at the Ambiwerra Basketball courts from 3.45pm-4.45pm. A school bus will be provided to take students to the venue.

2019 Cross Country Preparation Training
2019 Cross Country preparation training will commence on Monday 3 September from 6.45am to 7.45am. This training is designed to enable the students to improve their general fitness leading into next year’s Junior School Cross Country season. Whilst the session is designed for girls in Years 2 – 6, younger students are also welcome to attend. A bus will collect students and take them back to school in the morning. Ms Lauren Murry, our Head Cross Country Coach, will be overseeing the program.
Cross Country Training at Ambiwerra
Commencing Monday 3 September 2018 Time: 6.45am – 7.45am

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

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Congratulations
Congratulations go to Yolanda Wang in 4C for her multitude of awards from performances at several local Eisteddfods over the past month. Yolanda has performed consistently on the piano and her achievements are to be commended. Well done Yolanda!!
jmusic eisteddfod

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
Mariya Pan Koto in the Temple Harp
Olivia Cheng TBA Piano
Aparna Anand New World Symphony Flute
Yolanda Wang Monday’s Melody 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
Claire Jung Souvenir De Sarasate – Potstock Violin
Annabelle Hammonds TBA Piano
Jenna King-Daly Mister Crocodile Violin

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 7

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 7

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

Instrumental lessons in 2018
Don’t forget to complete the electronic private tuition form as soon as possible and return to us here at the school. Knowing which students are continuing with their lessons really assists in organising instruments, timetables and rooms. And of course, we are very keen to hear from any new students who are interested in learning an instrument. Please enrol via Aidan’s Central – Music; Private Tuition; click on Private Tuition Form

Music Support Group
The St Aidan’s Music Support Group, made up of parents, students and staff, provides vital support to the school’s young musicians through its fundraising endeavours and its smooth organisation of concerts and other music events. The group regularly purchases much-needed instruments, music and other equipment, and also helps support other activities such as music bursaries, workshops and overseas tours.
The support group relies on the goodwill of parents to help with catering, publicity, and fundraising which are vital to the seamless running of concerts throughout the year. The Music Support group meets for just an hour on the following evenings starting at 7:00pm in the Science and Technology Building meeting room (SG02): Monday 8 October and Monday 5 November.
New members are not only most welcome, but also very much appreciated. Please feel free to contact the group’s president, Paula Hodge, paula.hodge@bigpond.com if you have any questions, or if you would be willing to volunteer but are unable to attend regular meetings.

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.

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Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Please click here for information regarding the Melbourne Cup luncheon.

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