Newsletter Term 3 Week 9

Principal

Ms toni riordan

The University of Melbourne recently found that the strongest factor which impacts on school belonging is the relationship a student has with her teacher, in particular, feeling respected and valued by her teacher. Another important factor is parents’ perceptions of the school and parents’ value and support of their child’s educational experience. Positive individual student characteristics such as optimism, self-efficacy, healthy self-esteem, coping skills, adaptability, and the ability to make and keep friends were also found to affect a sense of belonging at school.

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has released a report on analysis of PISA data examining Australian students’ sense of belonging at school as measured by student responses to PISA surveys. The analysis found that Australian students’ sense of belonging has declined significantly between PISA 2003 and PISA 2015 and that, on average, Australian students reported having a significantly poorer sense of belonging at school compared to students across the OECD.

Research jointly conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and Professor Michael Bernard, an educational psychologist from Melbourne University paints a picture of students who are more stressed, less confident, underachieving in the classroom and points to a lack of resilience among an increasing number of young people. Commenting on the study of 137,408 students from 701 primary and secondary schools, Professor Bernard expressed his concern about the growing trend towards helicopter parenting, telling The Australian that:
We see students who are unable to stand up to pressure because parents tend to helicopter.
Over-involved, very concerned parents are trying to do everything for their children, taking on too much
responsibility on their behalf, and as a result kids lack confidence.
“In contrast,” writes Rebecca Urban in The Australian, the study found that “those with highly developed social and emotional wellbeing tended to have parents who were authoritative and interested, and teachers who were effective and caring”. These students were “positively engaged with their peers and extra-curricular activities, were effective at managing worry, were aware of their emotions and were self-accepting”.

Authors of an American study, Nicole Berry and her colleagues conclude in their Developmental Psychology article that children who possess greater emotional regulation and inhibitory control at age five demonstrate fewer emotional problems, better social skills and greater academic productivity at age ten. To possess this greater emotional regulation and inhibitory control at age five, toddlers must learn to handle challenging situations and develop self-regulation on their own. As the researchers note, toddlerhood is a difficult time as their greater desire for independence often puts toddlers in “situations of increasing emotional challenge and complexity”. The danger, however, is that: If parents try to exert too much control over these situations and step in before children try to handle the challenge independently, or physically keep children from these frustrating or fearful contexts all together, they may, unintentionally, hinder the development of children’s independent self-regulatory abilities.

The American study also provides some evidence that self-regulatory skills predict how well children are perceived outside their family. Children with effective self-regulatory skills are more cooperative and engaged in the classroom, which in turn allows them to become more academically productive, are more optimistic about school, are more confident, and have better overall psychological health.

We would all agree with current research - that a sense of belonging is an important schooling outcome, covering academic success, long-term health and wellbeing. School is a central part of a children’s life, and students who feel part of, and accepted by their school community are not only more likely to participate in school activities, both academically and non-academically, but will be actively engaged in these activities (OECD, 2017). It is up to us as educators and parents to find that perfect balance of caring for children so that they experience a sense of value and respect and not to tip to over-caring, trying to do everything for our children, taking on too much responsibility on their behalf, so that we mistakenly promote a lack of confidence instead of growing resilience.

References
Berry, N., Dollar, J., Calkins, S., Keane, S., & Shanahan, L. (2018, June 18). Childhood self-regulation as a mechanism through which early overcontrolling parenting is associated with adjustment in preadolescence. Developmental Psychology. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1037/dev0000536
Davis, N. (2018, June 18). Leave those kids alone: ‘Helicopter parenting

Congratulations
Rachel Leathers, Lucinda Davies and Samantha Congreve (Year 9) who won the Queensland Search for the Next Techgirl Superhero competition and are now National finalists.
Juliette Pepin, Monica Behrenbruch, Alyse Dowd and Leila Riemann who achieved 3rd place at the CBCA Year 8 State Readers Cup Competition.
Amy Guo (Year 7) who has been selected in the 2018 U15 Queensland Badminton open representative team.

Best Wishes
• Year 10 and Year 12 girls for their block testing
• Our students heading on exchange to USA and South Africa
• Everyone involved in the final round of winter sport fixtures for QGSSSA
• Our musicians heading to Spring Sing in Toowoomba
• All the dads, granddads, uncles and friends of St Aidan’s attending the Father’s Lunch this Thursday
• Kindy students and staff for their incursion with St Margaret’s, experiencing Geckoes Wildlife.

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Dean of Studies

Ms lynda wall

QCE for 2020 update
• Diploma of Project Management

QCE for 2020 update
I was away from school on Monday working with a group of educators at the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority to give feedback on the latest draft of the new handbook for the QCE/ATAR system. This handbook is due for November release.
The experience affirmed that many of the practices that we have at St Aidan’s are now becoming mandatory across the state. This was particularly the case with Special Provisions and Access Arrangements for those students who need adjustments to senior assessment.
St Aidan’s currently requires medical certificates or other supporting documentation prior to making requested adjustments in the senior years. The system will now include much greater external regulation, with St Aidan’s following the guidelines for adjustments set by the QCAA. For the most part, the draft guidelines are in line with what we already do.
One key requirement for adjustments in Year 12 is that, in the case of long term disability, injury or illness, we show that similar adjustments have been made earlier in the students’ schooling. For this reason, it remains important that, whenever an adjustment is made for a student due to long or short-term injury or illness, appropriate supporting documentation is provided to the school, via the Dean of Studies, Dean of Students, SWAN co-ordinator, or Year Level Co-ordinator. There are also strengthened requirements around the currency of the documentation required for students entering Year 12.

Diploma of Project Management
Dr Elaine Roberts, from Management Frontline, delivers the Diploma of Project Management to senior students from several schools, with lessons conducted out-of-school hours either at school venues or via an online learning platform from home. Dr Roberts will commence a new intake of Year 10 and Year 11 students in this Diploma at the beginning of Term 4.
Dr Roberts will hold an information session at St Aidan’s at 5:30pm this coming Monday 17 September. This Diploma has similar benefits to the Diploma of Business that is currently offered during class time, but it has the advantage of being accessible to those students who would prefer to undertake a qualification out of hours. The cost of the Diploma is $4500.
For further information please contact Dr Roberts Ph: 0407695502 elainejroberts@outlook.com.

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Guidance Counsellor

ms Jennie Robinson

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

JMC Academy
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Aviation Australia
Saturday September 15
LIMITED BOOKINGS - AVAILABLE FOR TOURS
AVIATION TECHNICAL COURSE INFORMATION SESSIONS
AVIATION
Ever wondered what Aviation Engineering Careers are available?
Aviation Australia is holding a Saturday Morning Technical Information Event!
The sessions will include information and an opportunity for discussion on:

Certificate IV in Aeroskills – Avionics (MEA40615)
Certificate IV in Aeroskills – Mechanical (MEA40715)
Certificate IV in Aeroskills - Structures Mechanical (MEA40715/41315)
Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance (school pathway for Year 11 students commencing in 2019)

Come along and tour our state-of-the-art Technical Training Centre featuring our world class maintenance hangar and comprehensive range of aircraft.
A chance for you to get up close with Planes, Helicopters and Engines!
Guided tours with experienced Engineers, explore the venue, speak with Aviation industry experts. Let us guide you around our facilities, with tours happening every hour.
This is an event not to be missed, your new career in Aviation could start here.
DATE: 15 SEPTEMBER 2018
Session Times:
8am - 9am
9am - 10am
10am - 11am
11am - 12pm
REGISTER HERE

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

Qld School of Film and TV
Edit it- Introduction to Editing

DATE: Saturday – 15 September 2018
TIME: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
VENUE: QSFT Campus - 22 Warwick Street Annerley, QLD 4103
http://www.qsft.qld.edu.au/assets/files/2018/Flyer_QSFT%20WS_EDIT%20IT_2018_v1_WEB.pdf

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.

Videography for Business
DATE: Friday - 21 September 2018
TIME: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
VENUE: QSFT Campus - 22 Warwick Street Annerley, QLD 4103
TO APPLY:
Download & Complete Application Form
Email application form to applications@qsft.qld.edu.au OR Fax to (07) 3392 7511.
You will receive a confirmation email once your application is processed.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Call (07) 3392 7788
Email: study@qsft.qld.edu.au

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO TERTIARY ENTRANCE
Teacher entry
Changes to the Non-Academic Entry Requirements for Teaching

From August 2018, QTAC will discontinue their current Non-Academic Requirements for Teaching Entrance (NARTE) personal statement process and introduce an online tool to measure a 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.

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

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

Aptitude for Engineering Assessment (AEA): applications now open
The aptitude for engineering assessment (AEA) offers Year 12 students an admissions pathway into engineering at Griffith University.
The exam is a two-and-a-half hour multiple choice test that assesses the candidate's aptitude to think scientifically, solve quantitative problems, critically analyse information and display interpersonal understanding.
Students who successfully pass the exam will receive admission directly into the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electronic and Computer Engineering at Griffith University.
For more details and to register for the assessment go to griffith.edu.au/aptitude-engineering-assessment.

Bachelor of Creative Industries
This degree, available at our Gold Coast campus in 2019, has been designed for students who have a head for business, a passion for creative arts and a flair for entrepreneurial thinking.
This program will prepare you for a career as a highly skilled creative entrepreneur, arts facilitator, arts program manager, creative practitioner, community art consultant, festival producer or creative consultant. Majors in this degree include drama, creative writing, photo media and sound design.
Find out more about this exciting new degree at griffith.edu.au/bachelor-creative-industries.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Year 11 & 12 students to attend the USQ Film, Television and Radio (FTR) Two Day Experience
Location: USQ Springfield – B Block Atrium
Date: Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 September 2018
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm (both days)
Cost: $50.00 (including lunch)
RSVP: Monday 17 September 2018
The USQ Film, Television and Radio (FTR) Two Day Experience is designed for those students who have a high interest in the industry and future aspirations to study a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film, Television and Radio) or a Bachelor of Communication and Media (Television and Radio).
This is an opportunity, limited to just (21 Film, 25 Television and 10 Radio) 56 school students, to engage with USQ academics, current students and our industry partners. The event will outline some of the opportunities and the future needs the industry is facing, and give attendees a chance to experience the industry first-hand.
https://usq.ungerboeck.com/prod/emc00/PublicSignIn.aspx?&SessionID=ej9fd8fe4fhkfh7ff5&Lang=*
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 schemes
From 2020 onwards however, UQ will no longer allow school-leaver applicants to receive a standalone selection rank on the basis of a VET award alone. This change will only impact students applying for tertiary entry in the year immediately following Year 12.
Non-school-leaver applicants will still be able to use their VET qualifications to apply for entry to UQ in subsequent years, and this change will not impact students completing their OP in 2018 (current Year 12 students) or 2019 (current Year 11 students).
Questions?
Contact UQ Admissions on admissions@uq.edu.au or call us on (07) 3365 2203.

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

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

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

Vet Science entry exam
Further details about how and when to complete the SJT will be available soon on https://future-students.uq.edu.au/study/program/Bachelor-of-Veterinary-Science-Honours-2378

New in 2018: Bachelor of Computer Science
• Cyber Security
• Data Science
• Machine Learning
• Programming Languages
• Scientific Computing
Discover more here.

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

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

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

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Senior School

Sport

• Physical Education
• T3 I W9 Training Schedule
• T3 I W9 Fixture Schedule
• QLD Nitro Schools Challenge – Event Schedule
• T3 I W10 Training Schedule

Energy was buzzing through the School last Friday as students enjoyed activities to celebrate HPE day! We saw some fantastic dance moves under Le Fanu at Morning Tea with a few teachers showing off their moves too! The student VS teacher dodgeball competition was a hit! We had an outstanding number of students gathering in the CHC. Thank you to the staff that put their lives at risk for this event! As usual our year 8s were out to dominate anyone that dared to challenge them. Thank you to the HPE teachers for running these activities.
The turnout of students was outstanding throughout the day and acted as a timely reminder to have a balanced lifestyle. A healthy outlook on our lives is important for our students, staff and St Aidan’s community. Keep active everyone!

Ms Bolger

Week 9 Training Schedule
Please click here for Week 9 training schedule.

Week 9 Fixture Schedule
Please click here for Week 9 fixture schedule.

QLD Nitro Schools Challenge
Please click here for event schedule.

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

QGSSSA ROUND 9
Good luck to all teams playing their final QGSSSA games this weekend. We have a few teams vying for a premiership and others hoping to secure a top 3 finish. It will be the last time our Year 12 students have an opportunity to represent St Aidan’s in Hockey, Tennis, Netball and Volleyball. Please make sure you take the time to thank your coaches and co-ordinators after your game this weekend.

QGSSSA are celebrating 110 years in 2018 and as part of the celebration some of our teams will play at central venues alongside all other QGSSSA teams on Saturday morning.

Open Tennis will be played at QTC (Tennyson)
Open Hockey (UQ)
Year 7 and Open Volleyball and Netball will be played at Coomera Indoor Sports Complex. Please note that we are not providing a bus for these fixtures.

All other teams will be at home as usual against St Hilda’s. All girls (all sports, teams, venues) will be given a purple QG110 ribbon to wear in their hair. This will be distributed by their co-ordinator later in the week.

QGSSSA ROUND 8 RESULTS
As you may know the round against St Peters Lutheran College on the weekend was affected by rain. There are 10 schools in QGSSSA which means 5 sets of fixtures are played each weekend. The QGSSSA rules state that -

• If at least 3/5 fixtures are washed out then it is declared an ABANDONED round and points are shared (even if there were results in the games that were played).
• If 2 or less of the 5 fixtures are washed out than those games that didn’t take place must be rescheduled (by Tuesday Week 10). Alternatively schools can agree to share points.

Please see below a summary of last weekend -

Volleyball Not affected, results stand.
Hockey Not affected, results stand.
Tennis ABANDONED (points shared) for all grades except for Junior B. There are 8 teams in the Junior B competition and 4 teams played. Therefore the majority of games were not washed out and our result (win) against SPLC stands.
Netball
Open 3/5 games played Our result stands (SPLC Win)
Senior A 1/4 games played ABANDONED (points shared)
10A 1/4 games played ABANDONED (points shared)
10B 1/4 games played ABANDONED (points shared)
9A 2/4 games played RESCHEDULE (we have agreed to share points with SPLC rather than reschedule)
9B 0/3 games played ABANDONED (points shared)
8A 2/4 games played Our result stands (SPLC Win)
8B 3/4 games played Our result stands (SPLC Win)
7A 3/5 games played Our result stands (SPLC Win)
7B 2/4 games played Our result stands (SPLC Win)

Remember if you would like to see how your team is placed on the ladder go to www.qgsssa.com.au.

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Music

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

The Spring Sing
On Sunday 16 September, students from Ensemble Volar 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
7:30am 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.

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

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

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

ensemble

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CBCA Readers Cup

Congratulations to the Year 8 Readers Cup team, who last week participated in the Children’s Book Council (Qld), State Final Readers Cup interschool competition. Thirteen teams from across Queensland participated and the results were extremely close. There were five rounds of quite complex questions and a book trailer component. Our team came third, only one point below the winning school. Well done to the students involved; Monica Behrenbruch, Alyse Dowd, Leila Riemann and Juliette Pepin.
In preparation, these students read, re read and quizzed each other on the set books. The books were In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black, Finding by David Hill, Ice Wolves by Amie Kaufman, Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson and Missing by Sue Whiting.
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Kristen Lewis
Head of Library Services – Senior School

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Mathematics Competition News

The Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) was held on the 10th August. This competition tests everything from basic numeracy skills through to advanced problem solving and is a benchmark for mathematical ability throughout the Pacific and South-East Asia. The following students can be congratulated on their achievement.
maths comp

Participation and Credit certificates will be awarded at Year Level Assemblies. Distinctions, High Distinctions and Prizes will be awarded at a whole school Assembly early in Term 4.

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NAPLAN Student Survey

The Queensland Government is undertaking a Review of NAPLAN in the Queensland context to better understand the value of NAPLAN school improvement and teaching and learning within the state.
As part of this review the Queensland Government is inviting students to complete an online survey.
This survey will enable students to have their say on NAPLAN. It will be completed by students at home, with the consent of both parents/carers and students. Parents/carers can assist students as needed.
Important information is that the student survey is to be completed by students from Year 3 to Year 10 only. The survey will be open until 14 September.
The survey link is https://survey.lsia.com.au/s3/2018NapRevStudent.
If you seek further information on the second stage of the review, please contact Professor Joy Cumming, ACU, on telephone (07) 3623 7862 (if not answered, please leave a voice message) or by email at joy.cumming@acu.edu.au.
Your responses will help to ensure a better understanding of the impacts of NAPLAN on teaching and learning in Queensland.

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Junior Jottings

Mrs Louise Mcguire 

• ICAS English
• CBCA Readers’ Cup Finals 2018
• National Stroke Week
• Japanese News
• St Aidan’s Day Activities – Wednesday 19 September
• Activity Photographs – Thursday 20 September
• Art and Music Evening – Wednesday 17 October
• Disco – ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ - Friday 26 October
• Important Dates
• Outside School Hours Care
•NAPLAN Student Survey

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

Merit – Year 2 Jemima Freidin, Jenna King-Daly Year 3 Amelie Boyd, Caitlyn Mathers, Holly Nguyen Year 4 Indiana Allen Year 5 Rebecca Kerr, Madeline McGraw, Arlie Richardson

Credit – Year 2 Ella King, Matilda Murray, Zara Smith Year 3 Jennifer Atkin, Porsha Cassimatis, Olivia Cheng, Olivia Dunn, Kirra Greatorix, Inez Hancock, Eloise McLellan, Kirralee Neale, Tia Perry, Harriet Pillans, Annabel Twidale, Hannah Williams, Bria Saayman Year 4 Penny Bale, Lauren Deighton, Kailyn Jayasuriya, Sienna Mahoney, Stephanie Pettigrew, Amy Tran, Nhi Tran, Jasmine Walsh, Yolanda Wang Year 5 Millie Allen, Aparna Anand, Stella Brown, Cass Chan, Isabelle Dunn, Vanning Kuo, Audrey McGregor, Poppy Morrison Year 6 Hannah Baillie, Taylor Bonifant, Stella Cuolahan, Felicity Horrocks, Ella Jackson, Lara Koekoek, Eliska McAuliffe, Maddison Neale, Amelia Perry, Emma Sullivan, Adheera Warrier, Novia Yin

Distinction – Year 3 Aurelia Boyd, Sophie Colston, Ruby Freidin, April Palling, Sydelle Zhang Year 4 Rose Choi, Sophia Evenden, Remy Hancock, Ava Robinson Year 5 Charlotte Herron, Lily Koundakjian, Regan Saayman, Liana Zhong Year 6 Bridie Allen, Amy Atkinson, Angela Hu, Freya Woodman

High Distinction – Year 3 Seoirsin Greer Year 6 Camille Bloomfield

National Stroke Week
Last week was National Stroke week and Sophie Clayton (Year 6) was invited to Parliament House by the Stroke Foundation to raise awareness of the risk factors for stroke.
The event was hosted by Joe Kelly MP and Sophie took this wonderful opportunity to talk about the important signs of Stroke and explained that Stroke can happen at any age.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszcuk MP said, “It was great to see Sophie raising awareness of the risk factors as part of #strokeweek2018.”
We are very proud of Sophie!
Sophie - Stroke Week

CBCA Readers’ Cup Finals 2018
Last Thursday evening, a team of five Year 6 students (Freya, Angela, Grace, Millie and Bridie) competed in the State Finals of the CBCA Readers’ Cup against seventeen other schools from all over Queensland, after winning the Brisbane West Region Readers’ Cup in July. Our students studied five book titles in excruciating detail and then sat through three hours of questions and quizzes, hosted by the award-winning author, Bren McDibble. Ms McDibble is the author of ‘How to Bee’ and was winner of the CBCA Book of the Year in the Younger Readers’ category, and her novel was a definite favourite with our girls. It was a great thrill for the students to be able to speak to her and ask questions about this book, as well as hear about her inspiration for the book. We are incredibly proud of our girls’ hard work in preparing over many weeks for this competition and they conducted themselves with great honour throughout the tough competition. They are to be congratulated for coming fourth in the competition overall.

CBCA Readers Cup

Japanese News
Belated congratulations to our Year 5 and 6 Japanese students who competed in the Language Perfect World championships in May, particularly Year 5 students Cass Chan and Vanning Kuo who both achieved a Bronze Award, and Year 5 student Grace Scroggie and Year 6 student Adheera Warrier who attained Credit Awards (after 10 days of competition).

Recently, some Junior School students competed in the MLTAQ Japanese speech contest at Griffith University. We are proud of all those who participated, as they were so courageous at speaking Japanese in front of the judges. Congratulations to Olivia Rogers (Year 3) and Matilda Allen (Year 5) who achieved Highly Commended certificates.

Susan Lewis
PAR – Japanese
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St Aidan’s Day Activities
On Wednesday 19 September, students and staff will take part in our St Aidan’s Day celebrations.
From 9am-10am, Kindy-Year 6 students will attend Messy Church (CHC) led by Reverend Gillian. At 12.45pm (after lunch), girls from Prep-Year 12 will move to Ambiwerra to engage in mixed year level House activities. Prep-Year 5 students will travel by bus and all other students will walk to Ambiwerra under the supervision of their teachers. It is anticipated that the girls will return to school by 3.00pm. Please be mindful that patience may be required at pick up time should there be a delay in our return to school.
Junior School students are encouraged to wear their sports uniform with House coloured shirts (they may be worn to and from school). Hats, water bottles and sunscreen are essential.

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

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

Disco – ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ Friday 26 October
The annual Junior School Disco will be held on Friday 26 October commencing at 6pm. Invitations for this year’s ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ themed disco (girls are invited to bring ‘the greatest showman in their life’) will be disseminated at the beginning of next term.
We are seeking raffle/silent auction prize donations from Junior School families. Ticket sales from the much sought-after prizes contribute significantly to the funds raised on the night.

Raffle prizes: Suggested donations from each year level-

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

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

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

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

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

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

Important Dates

Outside School Hours Care
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BOOKINGS OPEN 20 August 2018. BOOKINGS CLOSE 14 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

NAPLAN Student Survey
The Queensland Government is undertaking a Review of NAPLAN in the Queensland context to better understand the value of NAPLAN school improvement and teaching and learning within the state.
As part of this review the Queensland Government is inviting students to complete an online survey.
This survey will enable students to have their say on NAPLAN. It will be completed by students at home, with the consent of both parents/carers and students. Parents/carers can assist students as needed.
Important information is that the student survey is to be completed by students from Year 3 to Year 10 only. The survey will be open until 14 September.
The survey link is https://survey.lsia.com.au/s3/2018NapRevStudent.
If you seek further information on the second stage of the review, please contact Professor Joy Cumming, ACU, on telephone (07) 3623 7862 (if not answered, please leave a voice message) or by email at joy.cumming@acu.edu.au.
Your responses will help to ensure a better understanding of the impacts of NAPLAN on teaching and learning in Queensland.

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Junior Sport

Please click here for the Junior School Training Schedule for Week 9 and Week 10, Term 3

Andrews Cup Gymnastics
The Andrews Cup Gymnastics Team has been announced. Information letters have been sent home to team members providing information about the competition which is to be held at Somerville House on Thursday 1 November. Trainings will continue on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 6.00am – 7.30am at Splitz Gymnastics, Sumner Park. On the conclusion of each session, a bus will take the girls back to school.
Team members are to note that there is no training during the holidays; however, recommencement of training will occur on Tuesday 9 October.

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

Training sessions and coaches have been confirmed for Basketball and Softball teams – please see below.

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

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

Andrews Cup Softball Trials
The Andrews Cup Softball trials will be held for Year 4, 5 and 6 on Wednesday 12 September and Friday 15 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. Girls interested in training are to advise their class teacher.

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

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

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

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 Novia Yin in year 6 who has successfully completed her Grade 4 AMEB Oboe Exam. A fantastic achievement – well done Novia!!

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

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

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

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

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

Beginner Programs in Instrumental Music

Junior Singers Rehearsal Schedule – Term 3
Week Ten - No Rehearsal

Year 4 Beginner Band
St Aidan’s has an outstanding Classroom Music Program, and the introduction of Every Day Music from Kindergarten to Year 3 means that students are not only immersed in music, but that they are developing an independent and sophisticated understanding of essential musical skills and knowledge for the level. It is clear to the classroom and music teachers that students are reaching musical benchmarks early and with greater competence. In an attempt to ensure that students receive every opportunity to learn a musical instrument, the students in Year 4 are invited to again be part of the Beginner Band Program at St Aidan’s. Rotational times for the Beginner Band lessons are as follows:

Term Three
Week Ten Tuesday 18 September Combined

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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P&F

P&F

Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Please click here for information regarding the Melbourne Cup luncheon.

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