Newsletter Term 4 Week 1

Principal

Mrs Karen Spiller oam

Sleep Bliss – the best meditation

Developing an appreciation for an improved quality of sleep on my recent break, shaped my choice of quote for this week’s article about the importance of sleep. Click Read More to read the rest of this article and other news. 

Sleep quality and quantity is an important consideration for both Junior School and Senior School students.  The amount of quality sleep influences a learner’s readiness and good humour to embrace all that the school day has to offer.  It was interesting to read John Ross’s article (01/07/17) confirming the contention that regular sleep hours enhance students’ academic results.  Recent research from Harvard University suggests that regulated bedtimes and wake times equates with better grade point averages in comparison with students whose sleep patterns are irregular.  Arianna Huffington also advocates the importance of sleep and screen free time.

The Scientific Reports journal promulgates the research connecting sporadic sleep with health problems and diminished cognitive performance. Evidently, the research found that irregular sleep patterns might be just as harmful.  Research author Andrew Phillips contends that the research results indicate “that going to sleep and waking up at approximately the same time is as important as the number of hours one sleeps.”  Phillip’s research team found that students with more regular sleep patterns happened to attain better grades, even though the others did not sleep any less.

Analysis of the participants’ circadian rhythms (61 Harvard undergraduates) showed that the release of the melatonin hormone happened 2.6 hours later in students with the most irregular sleep patterns. Academic performance was higher in those students whose sleep and wake times were consistent. Further to these findings, the researches established that night owls might fare just as well as people who kept more conventional hours, so long as they kept their sleeping times regular.

IMPROVING CHILDREN’S SLEEP HABITS

Based on their study of parenting styles and the sleep habits of children with ADHD, researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute suggest that certain practices can help all children get to sleep and stay asleep:

• Restricting use of electronic devices in the hour before bed. The blue light emitted by some electronic devices stops the production of melatonin (the hormone associated with sleepiness). The stimulation of using electronic devices for games etc may also make it harder for children to ‘switch off’.

• Consistency in daily bedtime routines will help associate set behaviours with sleep.

• Consistency in times for going to bed and getting up – including on weekends as well as on week days – will help regulate circadian rhythms.

The study found that children who had good sleep habits (including sticking to good habits on the weekends) were less likely to argue at bedtime, slept for longer and felt more alert during the day. Children whose parents were more consistent in making sure the household stuck to daily routines argued less at bedtime and were less anxious about going to bed.

References

Huffington, Arianna (2014).How to succeed? Get more Sleep. Ted Talk.

Ross, John (2017).  Regular hours enhance results.  The Australian. 

Recently at School

Thank you to all of the staff who travelled with some of our Year 11 and 12 girls to New Zealand for the ski trip during the first week of the holiday break. We have received some wonderful feedback on the courtesy, consideration and good manners of the girls during their time at the resort and on the ski fields. Thank you also to staff who led our inaugural Red Earth Cultural Immersion Trip and also our Athletics Camp most recently.

Staff Update

We welcome Ms Holly O’Sullivan Williams to the role of Dean of Students and Academic Welfare (Years 7-9). Ms O’Sullivan Williams will work alongside Ms Cate Begbie this term in preparation for Ms Begbie to take on her new role as Deputy Principal next year.

We also welcome a new French Teacher, Ms Fiona Van der Poorten Sawyer. Ms Van der Poorten Sawyer initially taught at St Mary’s, Charters Towers, and has taught at both Loreto and Lourdes Hill.  

Ms Lynda Wall will continue to transition into her new role as Dean of Studies, alongside Mrs Kim Wickham, as she prepares to take over from Mrs Wickham next year. Mrs Wickham will be on Long Service Leave from week two until the end of week five.  

We wish all the very best to Mrs Jan Mendham, our Senior School Receptionist, who is now on Long Service Leave until 1 November. 

Congratulations to Mrs Sarah Crane and her husband Jon on the safe arrival of their baby girl, Amelia Rose Crane, born on 5th September.  Congratulations also to Ms Sarah Church on her recent engagement.

Congratulations to:

  • Emma-Kate Watt, Bridget McCormack, Shellbee Welsh, Tayla Behr, Kate Riethmuller and Nina Brown who recently ran at the National Cross Country Championships in Wollongong.

    Emma-Kate and Bridget (Year 7) helped the QLD team to second place overall, Tayla and Shellbee (Year 9) helped the QLD team to third place, while Kate (Year 11) and Nina (Year 10) helped the QLD team to place fourth overall.   

  • Grace Longwill (Year 12) who has received an offer from USQ for drama

  • Jayde Ramsey (Year 11) who recently placed first at the Queensland Synchronised Ice Skating Club Championships

  • Kirsten Mackie (Year 11) who placed 1st overall in the Elementary at the West Moreton Dressage Competition on her horse, Joker – winning both the 3.3 and 3.2 elementary tests.

  • Ms Jackie Child who has received the 2017 Staff Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Mrs Ros Humphrey who received the 2017 Staff Award for Service to the School Community

  • Rev Gillian Moses who has been elected to Diocesan Council

  • Mrs Vivian Dowd and Ms Carla Trott who have been appointed to QCAA Verification Panels in Mathematics and Music respectively.

  • Holly Willmore (Year 11) who competed on her horse Tom in the 2017 Marcus Oldham Australian Interschool National Equestrian Championships held in Toowoomba last week as part of the Qld team. Holly won National Secondary Champion Combined Training (Dressage and 80m show jump) and Qld won the secondary team CT championship. 

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Deputy Principal

MS Toni Riordan

Welcome back to students, families and friends of St Aidan’s for the final, busy academic term of the year. I hope you had an opportunity during the holidays to rest and replenish energy for the remaining weeks of the school year. Click Read More for information about Student Protection and my article about "When slow is not 'slow'".

Student Protection

I thought I would take the opportunity at the start of a new school term to remind you that the school has its Student Protection Practices and Guidelines documented and accessed via Aidan’s Central and the school website; I invite you to review the information on a regular basis. In particular, may I draw your attention to our Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy (CYRMS). This document, endorsed by School Council helps St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School achieve its objectives by providing a clear and consistent framework to guide and support children and young people, parents, employees, volunteers and visitors to our school. The CYRMS is updated annually and early this term our committee of staff, student and parents will work through suggested amendments for our 2018 Strategy document.

When slow is not ‘slow’

Over the break I revisited a book, In Praise of Slowness (2005), which I often pick up to read as it helps me reflect on my thinking and the thinking we hope to encourage at St Aidan’s.

At St Aidan’s we expect thinking for understanding. Understanding comes from focusing, deliberating and really concentrating on a problem. Sometimes, it can come with false starts, wrong leads, frustration and sometimes even despair. The deep thinking we expect at school requires time and space. It is ‘slow’.

‘Slow thinking’ is usually in opposition to everything we think is required in our modern world. We’re expected to have an opinion about everything, yet we don’t always have the time to form substantial views. We hold more opinions now than ever but have less understanding. Often, we don’t even understand ourselves.

“A life of hurry can become superficial,” Carl Honore writes, “when we rush, we skim the surface and fail to make real connections with the world or other people.” Significantly, we don’t make connections with ideas. We don’t synthesise concepts. We don’t test theories. We don’t play with ideas to create new ones.

We are fast-thinkers now. Instead of thinking deeply, or letting an idea dwell in the back of our minds, our instinct is to settle for the nearest ‘sound bite’. One negative consequence of fast-thinking is that we can make poor decisions and those decisions can come back to haunt us, creating issue after issue. They can feed into the perpetual motion machine of busyness, leading us to think that we’re doing more and more.

Fast-thinking reflects a ‘fast’ way of being: being busy, controlling, aggressive, hurried, impatient and superficial. In contrast, ‘slow’ is: calm, careful, receptive, intuitive, patient and reflective.

One way to focus our thinking during the busyness of term 4 so that it is deep and ‘slow’ is to consciously concentrate. Dr William Deresiewicz, an American author and scholar had the following to say about the art of concentrating during a speech he delivered at West Point Military Academy:

I find for myself that my first thought is never my best thought. My first thought is always someone else’s; it’s always what I’ve already heard about the subject, always the conventional wisdom. It’s only by concentrating, sticking to the question, being patient, letting all the parts of my mind come into play that I arrive at an original idea. By giving my brain a chance to make associations, draw connections, take me by surprise. And often even that idea doesn’t turn out to be very good. I need time to think about it too, to make mistakes and recognise them, to make false starts and correct them, to outlast my impulses, to defeat my desire to declare the job done and move on to the next thing.”

As we officially open and dedicate The Link, I hope all future users of the new learning precinct feel encouraged to find the time and space to be able to concentrate and to think deeply about the important things.

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Dean of Studies

mrs Kim Wickham

Studies Queries

Any questions regarding Studies over the next few weeks should be addressed to Mrs Lynda Wall who has been appointed as the Dean of Studies for 2018. I will be returning in November and wish all students well over their upcoming assessments. Year 12 are reminded, particularly, to continue to work diligently! Small improvements even at this point are still possible and can impact a student’s exit outcome. 

Chaplain

Reverend Gillian Moses

Lessons from a garden

As we return from the September Break and prepare ourselves for the mad dash to the end of the year, it is good to stop for a moment and think about where we find ourselves. I have been spending a lot of time in my new garden recently, planting new plants, tending existing plants, and trying to make sure everything has enough water. At least the recent rain has helped with that!

Gardens are great for helping us ground ourselves. I watch for the mulberries to ripen, hoping that I pick them just at their ripest, and before the birds or possums get there. I study the new grevilleas to see their bizarre spidery flowers unfurl in the sun. I notice the return of the bees and butterflies, and the grateful new shoots on trees that had been neglected for a very long time, and are now remembering what it is like to have water and fertiliser to grow on. Every day the garden is different, yet it is similar enough that I know I am in the same place each time.

The school is like this. It changes so rapidly that it is easy to feel lost in the chaos – every day has new challenges, students grow before our eyes, lessons move on to new work with great pace. Even people come and go. Our call is to pay attention to the small things.

I hear students in class making connections between the classroom and something that has happened in their life, with a new understanding of our connectedness. I see staff talking excitedly about a teaching moment in their classroom, that brought them joy. I see our Year 7 students feeling quite at home here, a far cry from the confused and dazed girls who began the year with giant backpacks full of heavy books. And I see Year 12 students ready to go, happily counting down the days on the wall near their common area.

Some things are changing, some stay the same.

Paying attention to the small things helps us tune into the inherent rhythms of life that ground us and reassure us that we know where we are and what we are doing. Maybe that is why Jesus talked so much about nature: the rhythm of seeds being planted, growing and being harvested, the sun that rises on the just and the unjust alike, the rain that falls on us all in due season.

I pray that in this crazy, busy, exciting final term you can find and keep the rhythm that nurtures and affirms you in all that you do. We will travel through these weeks together, and I hope that we do so with joy and anticipation.

Blessings
Rev Gillian

Brisbane Diocesan Events

The Diocesan Synod was held during the September break. Synod is an important part of the governance of the Anglican Church, and at the recent Synod we passed important legislation enacting in Brisbane a range of child protection legislation that was sent to us from the General Synod that I wrote about last term. The Synod also affirmed its commitment to advocating for the environment and called for protection for asylum seekers being held in offshore detention centres. The Synod business papers are publicly available on the church’s website: http://anglicanchurchsq.org.au/synod2017/

2017 National Mental Health Week Celebration Karen Crouch, Executive Director, Anglicare Southern Queensland and The Very Reverend Dr Peter Catt, Dean of St John’s Cathedral Invite you to celebrate at a cathedral service on MONDAY 9 OCTOBER, 10 AM, ST JOHN’S CATHEDRAL, 373 ANN STREET, BRISBANE. A light morning tea will be held following the service

St Francis Theological College, Milton, has a new website www.stfran.qld.edu.au. Here you will find out information about theology courses open to all who are interested. You do not have to be training for the priesthood to study theology. There is also news on events at the college and ways you can support those who are in training for ordination in the Anglican Church.

Events at the Brookfield Spirituality Centre.

  • Saturday 21 October, 6 pm – ‘Folk at the Friary’ Featured guest performers, music and song, genuine “walk-ins” artists accepted.

  • Wednesday 25 October, 7 pm – David Binns Memorial Lecture “Walking the Way of St Francis: A Spiritual Pilgrimage”, with guest speaker, Lindsay Farrell.

  • Saturday 28 October, 9 am to 1 pm — Workshop on Aboriginal Spirituality With Kerry Charlton.

  • Sunday 12 to Saturday 18 November – Retreat and Refresh “Wide Skies, Open Hearts” with David & Sue Woods. $795 all inclusive, limited numbers. Contact Heather Eckersley: friaryretreat2017@gmail.com

  • The “Old Friary”, Centre for Christian Spirituality, is located at 139 Brookfield Road, Kenmore Hills. Contact: brookfieldcentre@iinet.net.au

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Senior School

Sport

SPORTS AWARDS EVENING 2017

The 2017 Sports Awards Evening will be held on Tuesday 7 November in the CHC. Please click here for more information about the evening and to reserve your place. Three pinnacle awards will be presented on the night; Sportswoman of the Year, Junior Sportswoman of the Year and Team of the Year. We will also recognise our Queensland and Australian Representatives as well as those girls who have participated in 5 or more sports for St Aidan’s in 2017. Students are responsible for nominating for all of these awards. Please click here to view the criteria and nomination process. In addition to these awards we will be presenting a Rising Star Award and Senior Player of the Year in each of the 15 sports. These awards have been nominated by coaches and coordinators. 

STUDENT SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE HOLIDAYS

There were a number of outstanding sporting achievements over the holidays which we are currently collating. We will recognise these in the next edition of ‘The Back Page’.

ATHLETICS CAMP

Over the last weekend of the school holidays we had 50 girls travel to the Super Sports Centre on the Gold Coast for the Athletics Camp. The girls participated in a number of activities outside of their training on the track including; video analysis, strength and conditioning and recovery sessions.  I would like to thank the girls for their support of the camp and their hard work. Thank you also to our coaches and staff (Miss Bolger, Miss Gilbert, Ms Farrer and Mr Bailey) for their time and guidance. We were lucky enough to have Australian Hurdler, Michelle Jenneke, come and speak to the to the squad and share her experiences as an athlete. I would also like to acknowledge Miss Murry for her thorough planning and organisation of the camp. 

TERM 4 FIXTURES

Athletics - Please click here to view the information for the Athletics Lead Up Meet at UQ on Friday 6 March.

Badminton - Please click here to view the times and venue information for Senior Badminton (Year 10-12) on Saturday October 14 and Junior Badminton (Year 7-9) on Saturday October 28.

Junior Softball - Please click here to view the draw for Year 7, 8 and 9 Softball. The venue for these fixtures is Downey Park. 

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Music

Queensland Piano Competition Results

Congratulations go to Sophia Zhuang who has recently been awarded first place for the section: Duet 14 Years and Under in Queensland Piano Competition. She was also awarded ‘Highly Commended’ for the Solo 13 Years and Under, which was quite an achievement as she was competing against very talented and advanced pianists. Well done Sophia!! 

Click on Read More for all music news, rehearsal schedules and upcoming performances.  

 

Upcoming performances from Ensemble Volar – BIG SING

On Sunday 29 October, students from Ensemble Volar will be involved in a day of rehearsals and a performance as part of the annual Big Sing. Many choirs will be involved on the day and the event will take place at St Aidan’s.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 8:30am Registration

  • 9:00am Workshop One - James Cuskelly

  • 10:30am Morning Tea (provided)

  • 11:00am Workshop Two – Megan Flint

  • 12:30pm Lunch (provided)

  • 1:30pm Concert Preparation

  • 2:30pm Final Concert (Massed and Community Choirs)

 Students may wear comfortable casual clothes for the workshops but will be required to change into their full performance uniform (pinafore, white blouse, stockings and black shoes) for the performance. They will also need to bring a water bottle and their music.

Families are welcome to attend the concert at 2:30pm and concert tickets cost $5.

Junior School Art and Music Show

The Junior School Art and Music Show will be held on Wednesday, 11 October 2017, in the Christine Hartland Centre. The performance part of this event runs from 4:40 – 6:30pm and the following groups will be involved:

Junior Singers                                                  (Meet 4:30pm in the Auditorium; perform 4:45pm)

Allegro String Quartet                                   (Meet 4:30pm in C108; perform 5:00pm)

Wind Ensemble                                              (Meet 4:40pm in C112; perform 5:10pm)

Dolce Strings                                                  (Meet 5:00pm in the Auditorium; perform 5:20pm)

Harp Solos/Duets                                           (Meet 5:00pm in the Harp Room; perform 5:30pm)

Junior Band                                                     (Meet 5:10pm in C112; perform 5:45pm)

Vivaldi Strings                                                 (Meet 5.15pm in the C108; perform 6:00pm)

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 Lyn Raven at the Junior School Office and will be collected at the end of Week 1 Term 4. 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 the Music Lunch on Friday November 10, 2017. 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/summerschool2018.pdf

If you have any questions please address enquiries to the director of the relevant ensemble in the first instance. Alternatively, contact Dr James Cuskelly on 3373 5999 or j.cuskelly@staidans.qld.edu.au

Grande Concert

On Sunday, 15 October 2017 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:

  • Stage Dance

  • Children Crossing

  • Volar Strings

  • Chorale

  • Four Seasons Strings

  • Symphony Strings

  • Ensemble Volar

  • Arco Strings

  • Community Choir

  • Concert Band

  • Da Capo Strings

  • Symphony Orchestra

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 groups are to meet in C108 (Strings room) and all Band students are to meet in C112 (Band room). All choral groups 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 later in the year 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 and will be collected at the end of Week 1 Term 4. 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 the Music Lunch on Friday November 10, 2017. 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/summerschool2018.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 Dr James Cuskelly on 3373 5999 or j.cuskelly@staidans.qld.edu.au

Student Commitment

In order to maintain and improve the high standards achieved by our ensembles and choirs, it is expected that students punctually attend all rehearsals and concerts. Just like a sporting team, a commitment by students to attend all rehearsals and performances is imperative. In the case of illness, absences from school or attendance at a camp or school excursion, parents are required to notify the School or the teacher in writing. It is important that this is done, both as a courtesy and to assist teachers in the delegation of “pockets” or “badges” later in the year.

Pockets in the Senior School

Full and half music pockets are awarded to senior school students based on the level of the ensemble attendance at rehearsals and performances. Students are eligible for Strings, Bands or Choir pockets if there is evidence of 100% participation in performances and at least 90% attendance at rehearsals. Excused absences, such as illness and school camps, are not penalised from an attendance record. 

Events Calendar

Semester Two

Mon 9 Oct

 

Music Support Group Meeting

 

Music Captains

 

SG02

 

7:00pm-9:00pm

 

Wed 11 Oct (Thurs 12 Oct)

 

Junior School Art & Music Show

 

JS Ensembles / Choirs

 

CHC

 

4:00pm Wednesday only

 

Sun 15 Oct

 

The Grande Concert

 

 

All Senior music students

 

CHC

 

3:00-5:00pm

 

Thurs 26 Oct

 

Combined Band, Strings, Choir Rehearsal and Concert for AAC

 

Band/Strings/Choirs

 

CHC

 

3:30pm

 

Sun 29 Oct

 

Big Sing! Workshop and Concert

 

QKC

 

CHC

 

8:30am-4:00pm

 

Mon 6 Nov

 

Music Support Group Meeting

 

Music Captains

 

SG02

 

7:00pm-9:00pm

 

Mon 6 Nov

 

Performing Arts Recital

 

Music students and Music Captains

 

AUD

 

4:00pm

 

Fri 10 Nov

 

Special Awards Assembly

 

Solo performance

 

CHC

 

8:45am

 

Fri 10 Nov

 

 

Music Lunch

 

SS Ensembles / Choirs

 

S&T Apron

 

12:50pm-1:35pm

 

Fri 10 Nov

 

Sherwood Community Festival

 

Music students and Music Captains

 

Sherwood Road

 

4:00pm

 

Mon 13 Nov

 

Packing for Annual Awards

 

Music Captains

 

Kathleen St

 

7:15am

 

Mon 13 Nov

 

Annual Awards Rehearsal

Annual Awards Ceremony

 

Choirs, Concert Band and Strings

 

QPAC

QPAC

 

10:30am – 4pm

7:00pm-9:00pm

 

Wed 15 Nov

 

Junior School Extra-Curricular Assembly

 

JS Music Students

 

CHC

 

9:00am

 

Sun 26 Nov

 

BSO Concert

 

All Senior Music Students

 

CHC

 

1:00-5:00pm

 

Sun 31 Dec – Friday 12 Jan, 2018

 

Summer School Music Program

 

All music students

 

St Aidan’s

 

Final Concert: Friday 12 Jan 2018

6:00-8:30pm

 

 

 

2017 Rehearsal Schedule

Weekly instrumental rehearsals are scheduled as follows:

 

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

Before School

Children Crossing

7:15-8:15am Auditorium (JC)

 

Ensemble Volar

7:00-8:00am

Auditorium (JC)

Junior Band

7:20-8:20am

C112 (AM)

 

Vivaldi Strings

7:15-8:15am

C112 (AB)

 

Chorale

7:15-8:15am

Auditorium (JC)

 

 

 

 

Dolce Strings

7:30-8:15am

CPG02 (CT)

Wind Ensemble

7:15-8:15am

C112 (SF)

 

Morning Tea

 

 

Staccato Strings

(Beginner Ensemble)

CPG05 (LC, MH)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity Time

Yr 3 and 4 Beginner Band Program

(Yr 3 Sem Two only)

C112, C108, CG01, C111

 

Yr 3 and 4 Beginner Band Program

(Yr 3 Sem Two only)

C112, C108, CG01, C111

 

Junior Singers

CPG02 (CT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch

Chamber Bands

C112 (AM)

 

 

 

Allegro (MH), Da Capo (AB), Four Seasons (LC) Chamber Strings

C108, C112, C111, C204

 

Arco Quartet

Chamber Strings

C108 (AB)

 

 

Chamber Winds

C108 (SF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After School

Concert Band

3:30-5:00pm

C112 (AM)

 

Symphony Strings

3:30-5:00pm

C112 (AB)

Community Choir(Sem Two only)

6.30-8:00pm

Auditorium (JT)

 

Volar String Quartet

3:30-4:15am

C108 (AB)

 

Drama Club

3:30-4:30pm

C204 (AJ)

 

 

 

 

 

Senior School Ensembles:

  • Ensemble Volar (auditioned)

  • Concert Band

  • Children Crossing (Yrs 6-8)

  • Symphony Strings

  • Chorale (Yrs 9-12)

  • Chamber Strings (auditioned)

  • Chamber Bands (auditioned)

  • Chamber Winds (auditioned)

  • Wind Ensemble (Yrs 5-9)

Junior School Ensembles:

  • Children Crossing (Yrs 6-8)

  • Wind Ensemble (Yrs 5-9)

  • Vivaldi Strings

  • Junior Singers (Yrs 3-5)

  • Dolce Strings

  • Junior Band

  • Beginner Strings Program (Yrs 1-2)

  • Beginner Band Program (Yrs 3-4)

  • Chamber Strings (auditioned)

 

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Junior Jottings

Mrs Louise McGuire

  • Student Protection Officers

  • Safety of Students – NUT ALLERGIES

  • Sunscreen

  • STEMies Club Term 3 – Jackie Child

  • STEMies Holiday Program – Jackie Child

  • Blessing of the Animals – Saturday 7 October

  • Art and Music Evening – Wednesday 11 October

  • Student Free Day – Monday 16 October (Outside School Hours Care program will be offered)

  • Interhouse Ball Games – Wednesday 18 October

  • Super Hero Disco – Friday 20 October

  • Melbourne Cup Lunch – Tuesday 7 November

  • Junior School - Outdoor Film Night – Saturday 18 November

  • Woolworths Earn and Learn

  • Important Dates

Welcome to the final term of the 2017 school year - a special welcome to our new students and their families. I hope you have had the opportunity to take some time to relax and enjoy quality time with your children during the holidays. As always, Term 4 is a very busy one with many important events occurring within a relatively short space of time. I look forward to seeing many of you on these occasions.

Student Protection Officers

This week, Junior School students will be reminded of the St Aidan’s Student Protection Officers. Student Protection Officers are persons designated as liaison people to whom students may refer if they are not feeling safe; or to whom they make complaints of harm, inappropriate behaviour or physical/sexual abuse. The St Aidan’s Student Protection Officers are the:

  • Head of Junior School (Louise McGuire)

  • Dean of Students and Academic Welfare (7-9) – Cate Begbie

  • School Guidance Counsellor (Jennie Robinson)

Our school website has a range of student protection resources (including policies and procedures) available for all members of the community, found at

http://www.staidans.qld.edu.au/our-school/quick-links/student-protection-resources

Safety of Students – NUT ALLERGIES

There are several students in the Junior School who suffer from life-threatening allergies to nuts. These students will suffer an anaphylactic reaction if they come into contact with even the smallest trace of certain types of nuts. Passing contact with another student who has been eating nuts or products containing nuts can trigger a reaction.

We ask that parents and children avoid any products containing nuts when preparing lunches or snacks for school. This will assist in reducing the risk for these students.

Thank you for your support.

Sunscreen

As the weather continues to get warmer, it would be very helpful if parents could reinforce the importance of applying sunscreen as a daily practice. Ideally, students should apply sunscreen before coming to school and keep it in their school bags for re-application throughout the day. In each classroom, we will also have sunscreen available for emergency use for students who have forgotten to pack their own. 

STEMies Club Term 3 – Jackie Child

After a late start to our club meetings last term, we dived straight into designing ‘Draw Bots’. The girls drew and re-drew ideas to create an interesting ‘creature or thing’ which could be the body of their work. After selecting materials from the Makerspace, the ‘making’ started. Glue guns, hammers, nails, saws, hacksaws and wire strippers were in demand.

Understanding circuits is required for this task and how to add a switch into the circuit. It did not take long for all the girls to either design their own switch with items like pencils or paper clips, which connected the circuit, or to include a press or side-switch to the circuit.

Finally, textas were added as legs and then turned on to see what each bot could draw. There was lots of excitement and fun as a few had minds of their own and just took off! Others went in circles or so slowly they nearly stopped, some backwards and one collapsed with the attention!

Click here , here and here to view some of the Draw Bots in motion.

So much fun and learning again this term, well done girls 😊

STEMies Holiday Program - Makey Makey and More! – Jackie Child

Spring holiday STEMies Day was busy with exploring, creating and making interactive activities using Makey Makey, Scratch and Electric Mazes. Using projects available on Code Club Australia the girls created games and interactives to share. They did not need to create an account (although many already had accounts) as they had time to make and play their games in the session.

Another activity was completing a circuit and making an Electric Maze with wire, buzzer and batteries, and decorating the board with some awesome pictures and names. Makey Makey is an Invention kit for everyone; it allows users to connect everyday objects to computer programs. Using a circuit board, alligator clips, and a USB cable, the tool uses closed loop electrical signals to send the computer either a keyboard stroke or mouse click signal. This function allows the Makey Makey to work with any computer program or webpage since all computer programs and webpages take keyboard and mouse click inputs. Many ideas can be found on the Makey Makey website. Our girls started out by watching this video.

Selecting from a range of conductive objects, the girls had fun playing games and making music. By logging into Scratch, the girls coded sounds and scripts which played when the conductive objects were touched. Some of the creations were Birthday Cakes, Birds, Christmas Trees and Story Cards. Click here, here and here to see videos of some of the work the girls’ created.

It was a day filled with creating, making and learning by playing and exploring.

Blessing of the Animals – Saturday 7 October

Saturday 7 October is the annual St Aidan’s Blessing of the Animals which is once again being held in conjunction with our Year 3 & 4 Family Service. All members of St Aidan’s community are invited to come along, and all pets are welcome regardless of size or shape! We will gather on the lawn outside the Science and Technology Centre for a 4.30pm start and we will finish by 5.30pm. Please make sure your pets are appropriately restrained and if you can’t bring your pet in personally you are welcome to bring a photograph with you.

Super Hero Disco – Friday 20 October

This year’s Super Hero Disco (for Junior School students K-6 and the ‘special male hero’ in their life) is being held on Friday 20 October. This is a wonderful Junior School event with lots of excitement around costume planning and rehearsal of dance moves! Invitations were sent home at the end of last term and tickets can be purchased via Flexischools until Monday 9 October. The ticket price includes a BBQ dinner - it is essential that the RSVP date is adhered to for catering purposes.

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 17 October.

Thank you for your support.

Art and Music Evening – Wednesday 11 October

This year’s Art and Music event is being held on Wednesday 11 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 on the morning of Thursday 12 October.

Please be reminded that there is a Student Free Day on Monday 16 October for students except the current Year 6s. These girls will be meeting with the new Year 7 students for 2018 and should have received detailed information outlining the day’s program.

We will be offering an Outside School Hours Care program at St Aidan’s on this day.

Interhouse Ball Games – Wednesday 18 October

On Wednesday 18 October at 1pm, we are having our Interhouse Ball Games Carnival (P-6). All students are encouraged to wear their House coloured shirts on this day. They may wear these shirts all day.

Melbourne Cup Luncheon – Date Claimer – Tuesday 7 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!

Junior School - Outdoor Film Night – 18 November

You should have received your invitation to attend the very first Junior School Outdoor Film Night in the Junior School (Junior School Courtyard). Tickets are on sale (Flexischools) purchase quickly so you don’t miss out!

Woolworths Earn and Learn

As the program has now ended, please send to school any loose stickers to be included in our tally. We've had great support and thank you to everyone who has contributed stickers along the way!

Thank you also to the Year 4 mums (and their children) who helped out with the project. We will let you know how the proceeds are spent.

Thank you again for your support.

Important Dates – Junior School

Term 4, 2017

WEEK 1

 

5

11.00am ‘The Link’ Opening

7

4.30pm Year 3 & 4 - Service & Pet Blessing

WEEK 2

 

Oct 9

Prep visit to BBC

 

12.50pm Junior School Form Captain Assembly – CHC

11

4.00pm Junior School Art & Music Show – CHC

 

6.30pm Junior School New Parent (2018) Info Evening – Auditorium

12

9.00am – 11.00am Open Morning

 

4.00pm Year 6 Debating v St Margaret’s – St Aidan’s hosting

 

4.00pm Year 5 Public Speaking

15

3.00pm The Grande Concert - CHC

WEEK 3

 

Oct 16

Student Free Day – Orientation Day – Year 7 students 2018

18

1.00pm-2.00pm Junior School Inter-house Ball Games

19

10.00am Year 4 Chapel

 

Penguin Aid – Lolly Stall

20

6.00pm K-6 Super Hero Disco

WEEK 4

 

Oct 23

Andrews Cup Softball – Downey Park

24

6.30pm Kindy New Parent (2018) Orientation Evening

26

10.00am Year 5 Chapel

27

FREE DRESS DAY (Day for Daniel) – red theme

 

World Teachers’ Day

WEEK 5

Oct 30

Andrews Cup Softball WWD

31

8.45am-10.30am Kindy into Prep Transition Morning

 

6.30pm Girl Zone Book Club

Nov 1

Train – to – School Morning

2

Andrews Cup Gymnastics – Somerville House

WEEK 6

Nov 6

8.45am-10.30am Kindy into Prep Transition Morning

4.00pm Performing Arts Recital - Aud

7

Melbourne Cup Luncheon

8

4.00pm Year 6 Debating v St Margaret’s – St Margaret’s hosting

9

10.00am Year 2/3 Chapel

10

8.45am Special Awards Assembly – CHC

WEEK 7

Nov 13

Annual Awards Ceremony Rehearsal - QPAC

7.00pm Annual Awards Ceremony – Yr 4-11 – QPAC

15

9.00-10.00am J/School Extra-Curricular Assembly – CHC

17

Final Day for Year 12

18

First Lego League Competition - QUT

5.00pm Junior School Outdoor ‘Film Night’ - Courtyard

WEEK 8

Nov 22

9.00am-1.00pm Year 6 – Transition Eucharist - Cathedral

23

BBC Prep/St Aidan’s Prep – visit to Sherwood Arboretum

5.00pm Year 6 Eucharist (CHC) and Dinner (Hillstone)

24

Year 3 Excursion - Planetarium

2.00pm Kindy – End of Year Performance - CHC

WEEK 9

Nov 27

8.45am Junior School New Student (2018) Orientation

28

12noon Junior School - St Aidan’s Got Talent – CHC

2pm Junior School Hour of Code – CHC

29

9.00am – K-5 Messy Church Service – CHC

1.30pm Yr 6 Crossing of the Road

1.45pm Yr 4-10 Final Assembly – CHC

TERM 4 FINISHES

 

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JUNIOR SPORT

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2017 Week 1 Sport Schedule

Week 1 Term 4 2017

3/10 –6/10

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Morning

 

Morning

 

Morning

Morning

Morning

 

 

 

AC Gymnastics Training

6.00am – 7.30am

Western Districts

Purtell Park, (entry via Carwoola Street), Bardon

 

 

 

AC Softball Training

6.45-7.45am

Ambiwerra

 

 

AC Gymnastics Trials

6.00am – 7.30am

Western Districts

Purtell Park, (entry via Carwoola Street), Bardon

 

Basketball Training 6.45-7.45am

 

Softball Training 6.45-7.45am

Afternoon

 

Afternoon

 

Afternoon

 

Afternoon

 

Afternoon

 

 

 

Swim Squad Training

 

2018

Year 1-Year 3

3.30-4.30pm

 

2018

Year 4-Year 6

3.30-4.45pm

 

2018 Beyond Athletics

3.45pm-5.00pm

Ambiwerra

Swim Squad Training

 

2018

Year 1-3

3.30-4.30pm

 

2018

Year 4-Year 6

3.30-4.45pm

 

 

Week 2 Term 4 2017

9/10 –13/10

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Morning

Morning

Morning

Morning

Morning

 

 

AC Gymnastics Training

6.00am – 7.30am

Western Districts

Purtell Park, (entry via Carwoola Street), Bardon

 

 

 

AC Softball Training

6.45-7.45am

Ambiwerra

 

 

AC Gymnastics Trials

6.00am – 7.30am

Western Districts

Purtell Park, (entry via Carwoola Street), Bardon

 

Basketball Training 6.45-7.45am

 

Softball Training 6.45-7.45am

Afternoon

Afternoon

 

Afternoon

 

Afternoon

 

Afternoon

 

Swim Squad Training

 

2018

Year 1-3

3.30-4.30pm

 

2018

Year 4-Year 6

3.30-4.45pm

 

Swim Squad Training

 

2018

Year 1-3

3.30-4.30pm

 

2018

Year 4-Year 6

3.30-4.45pm

 

Swim Squad Training

 

2018

Year 1-Year 3

3.30-4.30pm

 

2018

Year 4-Year 6

3.30-4.45pm

 

2018 Beyond Athletics

3.45pm-5.00pm

Ambiwerra

Swim Squad Training

 

2018

Year 1-3

3.30-4.30pm

 

2018

Year 4-Year 6

3.30-4.45pm

 

 

 

Andrews Cup Gymnastics

The Andrews Cup Gymnastics teams are working extremely hard with early morning starts.  Trainings will continue Tuesday and Friday mornings at 6am – 7.30am at Western District Gymnastic, Purtell Park, (entry via Carwoola Street), Bardon. On the conclusion of each session, a bus will take the girls back to school.  The competition is being held at Somerville House on Thursday 2 November.

West Taylor Bridge Friday Clubs Competition Semester 2 Interschool Sport

The 2017 Walter Taylor Bridge competition will recommence this Friday 6 October and I would encourage all girls to commit to their weekly trainings at Ambiwerra.  On the conclusion of each session, a bus will take the girls back to school.

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.

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 Ambi

Term 4 training will recommence on Friday 6 October 2017

Girls are reminded to bring their glove and water bottle.

Ms Rowe, Ash Johnson and Hannah King

Basketball Training Sessions

Friday morning 6.45am-7.45am at Ambi

Term 4 training will recommence on Friday 6 October 2017

Ms Child, Raquel Spies and Ms Jeanes-Fraser

Andrews Cup Softball Teams

The Andrews Cup Softball Teams have been announced.  Information letters have been sent home to team members. Trainings will continue Wednesday morning at Ambiwerra from 6.45am to 8.00am.  Girls should aim to attend as many sessions as possible as the Andrews Cup competition which is to be held at Downey Park, Windsor on Monday 23 October 2017.  On the conclusion of each session, a bus will take the girls back to school.

Recommencement of training will occur on Wednesday 5 October at Ambiwerra.

Swimming Squad Training (Target Andrew 2018)

Preparation for the 2018 swimming competition season is commencing on Wednesday 4 October at the school’s pool.

Squad trainings are based around preparing our girls for the competitive swimming season in 2018 (Andrews Cup, District and Interschool).  Girls are required to have a certain level of swimming ability as a prerequisite for involvement (please see below). Training sessions aim to provide our girls technical correction, with a focus on race preparation and endurance.

Sessions are available to girls in Years 1 – 6.

  • Girls attending trainings from Year 3 - Year 6 should be confident in swimming 25 – 50m repeatedly in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke and they must also be able to perform a dolphin kick.

  • Girls attending trainings from Year 1 and Year 2 must be comfortable in swimming 25 m repeatedly in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke.

  • Girls must sign-in the St Aidan’s swimming attendance book at the pool for every session that they attend.

The Junior School is offering four afternoon squad sessions at the school pool for the commencement of the term.

Day

Times

Other Details

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs afternoons

At School Pool

Year 1 - Year 3

3.30pm – 4.30pm

 

Year 4-Year 6

3.30pm-4.45pm

swimming cap, goggles and water bottle required.

 

2018 Beyond Athletics

The 2018 Beyond Athletics commences this week on Wednesday 4 October at Ambiwerra from 3.45-5.00pm for girls selected.  The program runs for 8 weeks and the final Ambiwerra session will be held on Wednesday 22 November with the optional session to be held 2 December 2017 at the Sherwood Arboretum.  With the weather being so hot, girls are reminded to bring their water bottles, sunscreen and wear their sports cap.  On the conclusion of the school day, students have the option of being transported to Ambiwerra via the school bus.  Parents are to collect their girls at the end of the session at Ambiwerra.

As a courtesy to staff and other coaches, please note the finishing times for each session.

Interhouse Ball Games

The Interhouse Ball Games Carnival will be held on Wednesday 18 October in front of the Science and Technology Building from 1.00pm – 2.00pm.  Girls from Prep through to Year 6 will be involved in an extremely colourful and competitive afternoon of Tunnel Ball, Unders and Overs and ZigZag. All girls are encouraged to wear their house shirts and bring their house spirit for a very entertaining afternoon.

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).

2017 Key Dates Term 4

4 October 2017

  • Swim Squad Training Commences

4 October 2017

  • Andrews Cup Softball Training

4 October 2017

  • 2018 Beyond Athletics Commences

6 October 2017

  • WTB Competition Recommences

18 October 2017

  • Interhouse Ball Games

23 October 2017

  • Andrews Cup Softball – Downey Park, Windsor

2 November 2017

  • Andrews Cup Gymnastics – Somerville House

22 November 2017

  • 2018 Beyond Athletics Concludes Ambiwerra

 

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Junior Music

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Queensland Piano Competition Results

Congratulations go to Sophia Zhuang who has recently been awarded first place for the section: Duet 14 Years and Under in Queensland Piano Competition. She was also awarded ‘Highly Commended’ for the Solo 13 Years and Under, which was quite an achievement as she was competing against very talented and advanced pianists. Well done Sophia!!

Beginner Programs in Instrumental Music

The students in Years 3 and 4 are thoroughly enjoying their Beginner Band instrumental lessons. These lessons will continue to operate on a once-a-week basis throughout the semester. For the Year 4 classes, session times will alternate between the Junior School Assembly (Monday) and the Senior School Assembly (Tuesday). Here is a table outlining the planned rotation for the Year 4 Beginner Band Program:

Time

Date

Week Two

Tues 10 Oct

Week Three

Tues 17 Oct

Week Four

Mon 23 Oct

Week Five

Tues 31 Oct

Week Six

Mon 6 Nov

Week Seven

Tues 14 Nov

Week Eight

Mon 20 Nov

For the Year 3 class, session times will be held each Tuesday after lunch from 2:00 – 2:40pm.

Students are required to bring their instrument and music to each session.

If you have questions, please contact Sue Figliano s.figliano@staidans.qld.edu.au , James Cuskelly j.cuskelly@staidans.qld.edu.au or Carla Trott c.trott@staidans.qld.edu.au .

Junior School Art and Music Show

The Junior School Art and Music Show will be held on Wednesday, 11 October2017, in the Christine Hartland Centre. The performance part of this event runs from 4:40 – 6:30pm and the following groups will be involved:

Junior Singers                                                  (Meet 4:30pm in the Auditorium; perform 4:45pm)

Allegro String Quartet                                   (Meet 4:30pm in C108; perform 5:00pm)

Wind Ensemble                               (Meet 4:40pm in C112; perform 5:10pm)

Dolce Strings                                                   (Meet 5:00pm in the Auditorium; perform 5:20pm)

Harp Solos/Duets                                            (Meet 5:00pm in the Harp Room; perform 5:30pm)

Junior Band                                                      (Meet 5:10pm in C112; perform 5:45pm)

Vivaldi Strings                                                  (Meet 5.15pm in the C108; perform 6:00pm)

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 Lyn Raven at the Junior School Office and will be collected at the end of Week 1 Term 4. 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 10, 2017. 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/summerschool2018.pdf

If you have any questions please address enquiries to the director of the relevant ensemble in the first instance. Alternatively, contact Dr James Cuskelly on 3373 5999 or j.cuskelly@staidans.qld.edu.au

Student Commitment

In order to maintain and improve the high standards achieved by our ensembles and choirs, it is expected that students punctually attend all rehearsals and concerts. Just like a sporting team, a commitment by students to attend all rehearsals and performances is imperative. In the case of illness, absences from school or attendance at a camp or school excursion, parents are required to notify the School or the teacher in writing. It is important that this is done, both as a courtesy and to assist teachers in the delegation of “pockets” or “badges” later in the year.

Badges in the Junior School

Students in the Junior School are awarded a Bronze (one ensemble), Silver (two ensembles) and Gold (three ensembles) badge based on their involvement in some extra-curricular musical groups. Students who attend all performances and 90% of rehearsals for one year are eligible for a badge if they participate in the following ensembles:

  • Wind Ensemble

  • Junior Band

  • Children Crossing

  • Vivaldi Strings

  • Dolce Strings

  • Beginner Strings

Australian Girls Choir

The Australian Girls Choir will be holding an Open Day on Sunday 29 October for more information please visit www.ausgirlschoir.com.au

Events Calendar


Semester Two

 

 

Mon 9 Oct

 

 

Music Support Group Meeting

 

 

Music Captains

 

 

SG02

 

 

7:00pm-9:00pm

 

 

Wed 11 Oct (Thurs 12 Oct)

 

 

Junior School Art & Music Show

 

 

JS Ensembles / Choirs

 

 

CHC

 

 

4:00pm Wednesday only

 

 

Sun 15 Oct

 

 

The Grande Concert

 

 

All Senior music students

 

 

CHC

 

 

3:00-5:00pm

 

 

Thurs 26 Oct

 

 

Combined Band, Strings, Choir Rehearsal and Concert for AAC

 

 

Band/Strings/Choirs

 

 

CHC

 

 

3:30pm

 

 

Sun 29 Oct

 

 

Big Sing! Workshop and Concert

 

 

QKC

 

 

CHC

 

 

8:30am-4:00pm

 

 

Mon 6 Nov

 

 

Music Support Group Meeting

 

 

Music Captains

 

 

SG02

 

 

7:00pm-9:00pm

 

 

Mon 6 Nov

 

 

Performing Arts Recital

 

 

Music students and Music Captains

 

 

AUD

 

 

4:00pm

 

 

Fri 10 Nov

 

 

Special Awards Assembly

 

 

Solo performance

 

 

CHC

 

 

8:45am

 

 

Fri 10 Nov

 

 

Music Lunch

 

 

SS Ensembles / Choirs

 

 

S&T Apron

 

 

12:50pm-1:35pm

 

 

Fri 10 Nov

 

 

Sherwood Community Festival

 

 

Music students and Music Captains

 

 

Sherwood Road

 

 

4:00pm

 

 

Mon 13 Nov

 

 

Packing for Annual Awards

 

 

Music Captains

 

 

Kathleen St

 

 

7:15am

 

 

Mon 13 Nov

 

 

Annual Awards Rehearsal

Annual Awards Ceremony

 

 

Choirs, Concert Band and Strings

 

 

QPAC

QPAC

 

 

10:30am – 4pm

7:00pm-9:00pm

 

 

Wed 15 Nov

 

 

Junior School Extra-Curricular Assembly

 

 

JS Music Students

 

 

CHC

 

 

9:00am

 

 

Sun 26 Nov

 

 

BSO Concert

 

 

All Senior Music Students

 

 

CHC

 

 

1:00-5:00pm

 

 

Sun 31 Dec – Friday 12 Jan, 2018

 

 

Summer School Music Program

 

 

All music students

 

 

St Aidan’s

 

 

Final Concert: Friday 12 Jan 2018

6:00-8:30pm

 

2017 Rehearsal Schedule

Weekly instrumental rehearsals are scheduled as follows:

 

Time

 

 

Monday

 

 

Tuesday

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

Thursday

 

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before School

 

 

Children Crossing

7:15-8:15am Auditorium (JC)

 

 

 

Ensemble Volar

7:00-8:00am

Auditorium (JC)

Junior Band

7:20-8:20am

C112 (AM)

 

 

 

Vivaldi Strings

7:15-8:15am

C112 (AB)

 

 

 

Chorale

7:15-8:15am

Auditorium (JC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dolce Strings

7:30-8:15am

CPG02 (CT)

Wind Ensemble

7:15-8:15am

C112 (SF)

 

 

 

Morning Tea

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staccato Strings

(Beginner Ensemble)

CPG05 (LC, MH)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity Time

 

 

Yr 3 and 4 Beginner Band Program

(Yr 3 Sem Two only)

C112, C108, CG01, C111

 

 

 

Yr 3 and 4 Beginner Band Program

(Yr 3 Sem Two only)

C112, C108, CG01, C111

 

 

 

Junior Singers

CPG02 (CT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch

 

 

Chamber Bands

C112 (AM)

 

 

 

 

 

Allegro (MH), Da Capo (AB), Four Seasons (LC) Chamber Strings

C108, C112, C111, C204

 

 

 

Arco Quartet

Chamber Strings

C108 (AB)

 

 

 

 

Chamber Winds

C108 (SF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After School

 

 

Concert Band

3:30-5:00pm

C112 (AM)

 

 

 

Symphony Strings

3:30-5:00pm

C112 (AB)

Community Choir(Sem Two only)

6.30-8:00pm

Auditorium (JT)

 

 

 

Volar String Quartet

3:30-4:15am

C108 (AB)

 

 

 

Drama Club

3:30-4:30pm

C204 (AJ)

 

 

 

 

 

Senior School Ensembles:

  • Ensemble Volar (auditioned)

  • Concert Band

  • Children Crossing (Yrs 6-8)

  • Symphony Strings

  • Chorale (Yrs 9-12)

  • Chamber Strings (auditioned)

  • Chamber Bands (auditioned)

  • Chamber Winds (auditioned)

  • Wind Ensemble (Yrs 5-9)

Junior School Ensembles:

  • Children Crossing (Yrs 6-8)

  • Wind Ensemble (Yrs 5-9)

  • Vivaldi Strings

  • Junior Singers (Yrs 3-5)

  • Dolce Strings

  • Junior Band

  • Beginner Strings Program (Yrs 1-2)

  • Beginner Band Program (Yrs 3-4)

  • Chamber Strings (auditioned)

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P&F

P&F

Due to a delay in receiving the St Aidan's cookbooks, the launch due to be held this Friday (6 Oct) has been postponed until Friday 3 November 2017 and will now be held in The Link.

Join us at the Annual Melbourne Cup Lunch this year read more here.