Art and Music Evening
The Christine Hartland Centre was again transformed this year with creative displays of art work. I am constantly amazed by the abilities of the students and the staff. This art work was produced under the guidance of many talented teachers – Jann Manser, Emma Schafer, Caitlin Clarke, Kylie Black, and Megan Hannan. Thank you also to the support staff who were instrumental in the quality of the displays.
Congratulations must also be extended to the girls who thoroughly entertained the audience with their voices and instruments under the direction of Carla Trott, Sue Figliano and Antoni Bonetti.
All in all, it was a wonderful evening - a great display of Junior School talent (student and staff). A special thanks to Jann Manser for co-ordinating this event. Also, thanks to the dedicated parents involved in the Music Support Group for providing the delicious food and drinks for the evening; all other Junior School parents who helped with a variety of tasks; and also the maintenance team for setting up.
ICAS Mathematics Competition
Congratulations to the following students who have been awarded a Merit, Credit, Distinction or High Distinction for this year’s ICAS Mathematics 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 3 Penelope Herron, Lucy Quarterman Year 4 Indiana Allen, Ava Robinson, Mia Rogers Year 5 Ava Daley, Lily Koundakjian, Olivia Totten Year 6 Hannah Baillie, Lilly Harrison, Felicity Horrocks, Maddison Neale, Wendy Wu
Credit – Year 2 Jemima Freidin, Matilda Murray, Zara Smith, Thea Woodman Year 3 Aurelia Boyd, Porsha Cassimatis, Sophie Colston, Olivia Dunn, Kirra Greatorix, Inez Hancock, Eloise McLellan, April Palling, Bria Saayman, Mira Wang, Hannah Williams Year 4 Sophia Evenden, Neve Hewson, Amy Tran Year 5 Arpana Anand, Olivia Banh, Vanning Kuo, Audrey McGregor, Poppy Morrison, Regan Saayman Year 6 Angela Hu, Ella Jackson, Abigail Jones, Laura McGlennon, Adheera Warrier, Novia Yin
Distinction – Year 3 Jennifer Atkin, Ruby Freidin, Seoirsin Greer, Tia Perry, Sydelle Zhang Year 4 Kailyn Jayasuriya, Yolanda Wang Year 5 Cass Chan, Emma Dart Year 6 Millie Bloomfield, Amelia Perry
High Distinction – Year 3 Holly Nguyen Year 5 Isabelle Dunn
Year 1 and 2 Late Night
On Friday 19 October, the Year 1 and 2 girls and teachers were delighted to come back to school at night time for their ‘camp’ experience - ‘Late Night’. With much excitement, the Year 2s arrived at school ready for adventure at 4:30pm with their sleeping bags and camp gear. The Year 1 girls arrived at 5.00pm and got straight into making their own yummy pizza for dinner. We joined together as a big group to have a dinner picnic under the moon and stars in the courtyard.
Next, the girls were treated to a surprise workshop from Flipside Circus. They were greeted by acrobats standing on top of each other and waving to us as we arrived in the CHC. Working in rotating groups, the girls performed acrobatics on a mat and mini tramp and were delighted to watch the performer leap sky high right in front of their eyes.
After a demonstration of acro-balance skills, the girls worked in pairs to practise some balancing and co-operative moves. Lastly, they were shown juggling and plate balancing tricks. To finish off the workshop, they participated in a whole group creation of a human pyramid! Wow what fun!!!! The girls giggled, juggled, bounced and laughed their way through the night.
By Kylie Black and Megan Hannan
Free Dress Day – ‘Day for Daniel’ Friday 26 October
On Friday 26 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 – ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ Friday 26 October 6.00pm – Tickets
The annual Junior School Disco will be held on Friday 26 October commencing at 6.00pm. Tickets for this year’s ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ themed disco (students are invited to bring ‘the greatest showman in their life’) can be purchased via Flexischools ($25 children/$35 adults) commencing 1 October. 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 23 October.
Thank you for your support.
‘Nearly a Vet’ Convention – Saturday 27 October
On 27 October, 10am-midday, animal loving students are warmly invited along to our next literary event at St Aidan’s. Most suitable for students aged 6-11 years, join Mrs Daley and award-winning author and Science teacher Rebecca Johnson for a very literary and very ‘vet’ event in The Link.
Ticket price includes a vetting kit and books will be available for sale on the day, as will sterling silver pet charm bracelets (Christmas is coming) which can be pre-ordered (details in link below).
St Aidan’s students are encouraged to bring cousins or friends and enjoy a morning of all things animal, with a side serve of literary greatness.
Melbourne Cup Luncheon – 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!
Belinda Murrell – High Tea – Sunday 18 November 1.00pm-3.00pm
Saturday 22 June 2019 – Monday 1 July 2019
Next year St Aidan’s is very proud to be running another Indigenous cultural immersion. This experience will give students the chance to travel to the remote Indigenous homelands of Arnhem Land, the single place on earth where Aboriginal culture is at its rawest and most authentic. Arnhem Land is dotted with hundreds of homelands where families live and maintain their connections to their traditional land protected by a strict permit system for those wishing to enter. The homelands are where students will spend the majority of their immersion, volunteering on a project and learning about history and culture from Elders and Traditional Owners. This includes
anything from learning traditional Dance, fashioning tools, learning about bush tucker (and searching for some of your own) to making and playing didgeridoos (known as yadakis). Students will work on a service project alongside and chosen by Traditional Owners, whether that means spending in the classroom with local kids or digging veggie gardens and installing water tanks. The immersion will be bookended with a tour of Adelaide River and its jumping crocs and 2 days in Kakadu National Park, cruising Yellow Waters and taking a dip at the stunning Maguk Gorge. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to be welcome onto private lands, made part of the family and to give back to Australia’s first people in a safe and meaningful way. Red Earth will be visiting the school to give a presentation at assembly on October 23, and a parent information session will follow on Tuesday October 30 at 6.00pm in Room S101. All interested families are encouraged to attend this evening to find out more and ask questions directly to the representatives from Red Earth.
Important Dates Term 4
Stationery lists for 2019 can be found on the school website: https://www.staidans.qld.edu.au/news/2019-stationery-lists.
Orders can be placed online via https://sequelbooks.com following the prompts.
Orders will close Sunday 4 November.
Please contact Alison Tamai STAtexthire@staidans.qld.edu.au if you have any queries.