Form Captains for Term Four have been elected. The girls will receive their badges at a Junior School Assembly on Thursday of this week.
Congratulations to the following girls-
Year 4G Annabel Twidale
Year 4S Inez Hancock
Year 5H Tempest Lott
Year 5J Neve Hewson
Year 5K Poppy Lochran
Year 6C Emma Thallon
Year 6J Cass Chan
Year 6M Liliana Davies
Congratulations to the following students who have been awarded a Merit, Credit, Distinction or High Distinction for this year’s ICAS Science Competition. Please bear in mind that this competition is not compulsory and only a small percentage of our girls in Years 2-6 were involved.
Year 3: Ella King, Lulu Lochran
Year 4: Amelie Boyd, Inez Hancock
Year 5: Annika Turley
Year 6: Lily Koundakjian
Year 2: Olivia Alford, Minali Ariyarathne, Elodie Boyd, Charis Chan, Lily Degeling, Suzuka Haga, Olivia Kemp, Mia Samaranayaka
Year 3: Auhona Aditya, Aria Lloyd, Matilda Murray, Georgia Pettigrew, Elizabeth Shonhan, Zara Smith, Amber Xi
Year 4: Jennifer Atkin, Porsha Cassimatis, Sophie Lin, Maggie Masterson, Amelia McAuliffe, Eloise McLellan, Holly Nguyen, Isabella O’Connor, Tia Perry, Annabel Twidale
Year 5: Georgia Boyne, Grace Cadwallader, Sophia Evenden, Seoirsin Greer, Remy Hancock, Yuika Hashimoto, Kailyn Jayasuriya, Sienna Mahoney, Stephanie Pettigrew, Emily Rae, Ava Robinson, Amy Tran, Jasmine Walsh, Yolanda Wang
Year 6: Emma Dart, Isabelle Dunn, Vanning Kuo, Linda Meng, Grace Scroggie
Year 5: Rose Choi
Year 6: Cass Chan
Year 3: Isabella Butler
Academic and Extra-curricular Recognition
At the end of each year, we recognise the academic and extra-curricular achievements of the girls in the Junior School.
Academic Achievement badges for excellent academic achievement across both Semester One and Term Three 2019 (Year 4-6) will be presented at the Annual Awards Ceremony (QPAC) on Monday 11 November commencing at 7.00pm. Junior School Dux and Runner Up to Dux and the Year 6 Citizenship prize will also be presented at this time.
On Wednesday 13 November at 9.00am in the Christine Hartland Centre, we will be conducting an Extra-curricular Awards Assembly to celebrate participation in a wide range of Junior School activities and to present some special Music and Sports awards. Parents and award recipients are invited to join us for morning tea at the conclusion of this assembly.
Recipients of awards will be notified by email prior to the award presentation ceremonies. It would be wonderful to see as many parents as possible join us in these celebrations as it is important to give the girls a clear message that we value excellent academic achievement and extra-curricular involvement.
Blessing of the Pets
St Francis of Assisi’s Feast Day was the 4 October. This day is celebrated in churches around the world with a service for the Blessing of the Pets. At St Aidan’s last Saturday afternoon, we incorporated the Year 3 and 4 Family Service with this special day.
Special thanks to Reverend Michael Stalley who kindly conducted the service in Reverend Gillian’s absence and blessed many pet dogs, a cat, guinea pigs and a fish. All were remarkably calm and well-behaved in the enclosed space of Eunice Plaza. Thanks must also be extended to Susie Rigby, Kristine Cairns, Cath Grant, Emma Swan and all the Year 3 and Year 4 girls who prepared readings, prayers and a mural for this lovely family service. Thank you also to the families who attended and shared in this beautiful service with members of the St Aidan’s community.
Ice-blocks in the Junior School
We would like to continue to offer ice blocks for purchase by Junior School students (Monday-Thursday). To enable this to occur, we would love to have some volunteers who are happy to put their name down to volunteer once, or more, each month to sell ice blocks for around 20 minutes during the girls' lunch time.
The procedure involves collecting change for the ice blocks from the Senior School tuckshop at approximately 1:10pm, then collecting the key to the Charma Place kitchen from Wilhelmina Morrison at the Junior School Reception (sign in). Once the bell has sounded for the girls to be able to finish their lunch and start playing, the girls will form a queue at the door to the Charma Place kitchen and eagerly await their ice block purchase (1.30pm).
It is a lovely way to get to know more of the girls within the Junior School and for your daughters to see you at school being engaged with them.
If this sounds like something you would like to do, please email Wil Morrison (firstname.lastname@example.org). Your designated days and dates will then be confirmed with you.
Student Free Day – Monday 21 October
Please be reminded that there is a Student Free Day on Monday 21 October for students except the current Year 6s. These girls will be meeting with the new Year 7 students for 2020 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 23 October
On Wednesday 23 October at 1pm in the CHC, 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.
Free Dress Day – ‘Day for Daniel’ Friday 25 October
On Friday 25 October, students are asked to support the Daniel Morcombe Foundation by wearing red and donating a gold coin. ‘Day for Daniel’ is Australia’s largest day for child safety awareness and education day.
The Daniel Morcombe Foundation's key role in the community is the education of all children about their personal safety. By directly assisting educators and parents through the funding and development of child safety educational resources as well as assisting young victims of crime, the Foundation continues to empower all Australians to make their local communities safer places for all children. The Foundation is strongly committed to the development and education of Respectful Relationships for children and teenagers in our schools and communities.
Students must wear enclosed shoes and abide by sun safety rules. Girls in Years 4-6 who are involved in Interschool Sport (Friday Sport) must remember to bring their Browns and sports shoes. All students must remember to bring a hat.
Disco – ‘Dancing with the Stars’ - Friday 25 October 6pm
The annual Junior School Disco will be held on Friday 25 October commencing at 6pm. Tickets for this year’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ themed disco (students are invited to bring their grooviest dance partner – dad, granddad, uncle, friend) can be purchased via Flexischools ($25 children/$35 adults). This ticket price includes entry into the disco and a BBQ dinner for children and adults in attendance.
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 22 October.
Thank you for your support.
Melbourne Cup Luncheon – Tuesday 5 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!
One Girl Project – ‘Do it in a Dress’ Campaign
Last year, a small number of St Aidan’s staff signed up for the “Do it in a Dress Campaign” to raise funds to educate girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda. The fundraising efforts of the St Aidan’s staff educated 11 girls last year. This year, many of the Junior School staff are supporting this very worthy cause. To raise awareness of the One Girl Project, these staff members will be wearing a school uniform (provided) during Week 3. If you would like to support this very worthy cause, please see the links below (for each participating staff member or for the St Aidan’s ‘team’).
St Aidan’s Team https://www.onegirl.org.au/fundraiser/St-Aidan--s-AGS
Louise McGuire https://www.onegirl.org.au/fundraisers/louisemcguire/do-it-in-a-dress-2019
Kelly Swan https://www.onegirl.org.au/fundraisers/kellyswan/do-it-in-a-dress-2019
Wilhelmina Morrison https://www.onegirl.org.au/fundraisers/wilhelminamorrison/do-it-in-a-dress-2019
Trina Crawford https://www.onegirl.org.au/fundraisers/trinacrawford/do-it-in-a-dress-2019
Megan Daley https://www.onegirl.org.au/fundraisers/megandaley/do-it-in-a-dress-2019
Emily Olive https://www.onegirl.org.au/fundraisers/emilyolive/do-it-in-a-dress-2019
Anna Morse https://www.onegirl.org.au/fundraisers/annamorse/do-it-in-a-dress-2019
Bess Sellars https://www.onegirl.org.au/fundraisers/besssellars/do-it-in-a-dress-2019
Caitlin Clarke https://www.onegirl.org.au/fundraisers/caitlinclarke/do-it-in-a-dress-2019
Kylie Black https://www.onegirl.org.au/fundraisers/kylieblack
Kirby Egan https://www.onegirl.org.au/fundraisers/kirbyegan/do-it-in-a-dress-2019
Susie Rigby https://www.onegirl.org.au/fundraisers/susierigby/do-it-in-a-dress-2019
Kristine Cairns https://www.onegirl.org.au/fundraisers/kristinecairns
Emma Swan https://www.onegirl.org.au/fundraisers/emmaswan/do-it-in-a-dress-2019
Cath Grant https://www.onegirl.org.au/fundraisers/catherinegrant/do-it-in-a-dress-2019
Deb Koh https://www.onegirl.org.au/fundraisers/debkoh
Megan Hannan https://www.onegirl.org.au/fundraisers/meganhannan/do-it-in-a-dress-2019
Hannah Cromarty https://www.onegirl.org.au/fundraisers/hannahcromarty/do-it-in-a-dress-2019
Jen Crome https://www.onegirl.org.au/fundraisers/jennifercrome
Sandy Meyers https://www.onegirl.org.au/s/1823/1905
More information about the One Girl Project can be found here: https://www.onegirl.org.au/.
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