Newsletter Term 4 Week 3 2018

Principal

Ms toni riordan

World Teachers’ Day
Every day, our teachers are making a positive difference – creating opportunities for our students, empowering minds and proudly teaching our future leaders and innovators. Celebrated in more than 100 countries world-wide, World Teachers’ Day was established by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1994 to recognise the role of teachers in society. World Teachers’ Day is held internationally on 5 October. As the day usually falls during school holidays in Queensland we hold celebrations on the last Friday of October each year.
Appreciation for our highly dedicated and inspirational St Aidan's teachers on World Teachers' Day will be shown this Friday, 26 October. It is also on this day that the Queensland College of Teachers announces the winners of their annual QCT Excellence in Teaching Awards. We are very proud of Dr Wendy Mercer, our Chemistry teacher who is a finalist and will attend the Awards Ceremony on Friday. We wish Dr Mercer the very best!

Born to Fly 5
Last Friday, the latest edition of our Alumni publication, Born To Fly 5 was launched at a lunch at The Brisbane Club. Congratulations to the inspiring 13 Old Girls who are profiled in this latest edition. It was a joy to celebrate the positive difference our old girls are making in their chosen fields and beyond. Representatives from our School Council and Foundation, 6 of the Old Girls featured in the book, and family and friends shared lunch and listened to the generous reflections from Cr Nicole Johnston, who shared her insights about St Aidan’s sense of community, commitment to STEM education and our service culture over the many years that she has been a councillor and neighbour of our school.

Born to Fly 5 is available on our website, accessed via our Publications and Reports page or by clicking on to the link, https://issuu.com/staidans/docs/born_to_fly_5_2018__web_?embed_cta=read_more&embed_context=embed&embed_domain=www.staidans.qld.edu.au&embed_id=1709735%252F39752476.

Senior School Class Visits
Last week, I was fortunate to spend some time in classrooms in the Senior School. It was a joy to share in the varied learning experiences and to observe the girls developing such diverse skills. It was great to be with Year 7 students working on their Bucket List and as they proudly screened their recently completed Book Trailers; I caught up with Year 9 Business Studies students and their business planning for the upcoming Christmas Markets; I had a private showing of Year 10 Art students ‘wearing themselves’, popped into class with Year 8 English students as they began planning for their feature article, had a quick chat to Year 12 Modern History students about their essays on Terrorism, saw both Senior School and Junior School students in the pool for their swimming program and finished the week being delighted by the amazing work of year 8 Art students as they were so cleverly putting together their bird skeletons. I saw great numeracy skills and understanding of proportion at work!

Glow
Next Friday night sees Glow occur in The Link from 5:30 - 7:30pm. This is a celebration of making and creating in The Link, one year since its opening. Glow provides an opportunity to see examples of student creativity across various subject areas including Visual Art, Design, Drama, Music, Fashion, Stage and Food Technologies. There will be parades of student art and fashion as well as still and digital displays of work. We invite you to enjoy a selection of music, Stage and drama performances throughout the night. Food Technologies students will be providing an array of cold and hot canapes during the event for your enjoyment.

A warm welcome is extended to everyone to join in this celebration.

Congratulations
• Our 14 Years QGSSSA Athletics Age Champions
Mrs Anne Page who has been selected to represent environment and community interests on a consultative committee for the future freight rail route being investigated in SE Queensland from Kagaru (near Beaudesert) to Acacia Ridge.
Sarah Bonifant (Year 7) who has been selected in the Met West 13 years Futsal team.
Sammi Neill (Year 8) who competed as part of the QLD Embers team at the National U13 Hockey Championships in Hobart over the holidays; they placed 5th.
Zara Larke (Year 7) who competed in Sydney at the NSW State Tennis Championships where she finished runner up
Stella Harris and Mekenzie Hermann (Year 9) who have been selected to attend the Hockey Queensland U16 years South Emerging Players Camp in November at the Gold Coast.
Lilly Van Gilst and Rachel Liu (Year 12) who both received awards in the State Creative Generation Awards for Art and Design. Lilly received a High Commendation Award for her beautiful self-portraits while Rachel gained an Award of Excellence for her photographic and sculptural work that explored the Chinese landscape and traditional herbal medicine. Rachel’s work will be part of the state exhibition at GoMA in 2019. Both works will be on display at Glow.

Best Wishes
• To our Interschool Readers Cup competitors
• To all our teachers on World Teachers’ Day this Friday
• To our Junior School students and their Dads for the K-6 Disco
• To our QGSSSA Badminton Senior players
• To everyone participating or just enjoying the Big Sing Workshop and Concert on Sunday

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Deputy Principal

Ms cate begbie

• World Teachers’ Day
• 2018 Awards Information

World Teachers’ Day
Many of us can remember specific teachers who made a difference to our lives. Teachers can make a significant difference to the life of each and every student, so it is a good thing that World Teachers' Day recognises this worthy profession. Celebrated in over 100 countries, World Teachers' Day acknowledges the efforts of teachers and is a day on which students, parents and community members can demonstrate their appreciation for the contributions that teachers have made to their community.
Appreciation for our inspirational St Aidan's teachers on World Teachers' Day is shown on Friday, 26 October. Teachers enjoy a special morning tea and our international student captains always gift our teachers with something special, on behalf of the whole student body.

2018 Awards Information
It’s that time of year again, when we celebrate the achievements of our students with Special Awards Assembly and Annual Awards Ceremony. Please note the following information regarding these awards:

Prize Reading Assembly – 30 October 2018
Annual award recipients (excluding Year 12) will be announced at assembly on 30 October with communication to parents to follow. Some of these awards will be presented at the Special Awards Assembly and some at the Annual Awards Assembly.

Special Awards Assembly – 8 November 2018
Parents are welcome to attend the Special Awards Assembly which will be held in the Christine Hartland Centre on Thursday, 8 November at 8.45am. The presentation of Symbols of Office to the Senior Leaders of 2019 and announcement of Year 12 student prizes will be featured at this assembly.

Annual Awards Ceremony – 12 November 2018
The Annual Awards Ceremony at 7.00pm at the QPAC Concert Hall. At this ceremony, there will be speeches from our Principal Toni Riordan, Chair of School Council, and our School Captain. The evening is also an opportunity to showcase the talent of our music students to the whole school community.

Tickets for the Annual Awards are available free of charge direct through QPAC: https://www.qpac.com.au/event/sn_st_aidans_18/ . Award recipients and all Year 12 students will have allocated seating. Musicians performing will be backstage and will also not require a seat.

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Chaplain

Rev Gillian Moses

Please see the chaplain’s blog on Aidan’s Central https://central.staidan.qld.edu.au/homepage/1842.

The blog is accessible through the Living Faith tab on your dashboard when you first open Aidan’s Central. If you have not yet signed in to Aidan’s Central or you have forgotten how, please contact IT for assistance.

Blessings
Rev Gillian

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Guidance Counsellor

ms Jennie Robinson

For all Careers news please visit the Careers tile on Aidan's Central.

Senior School

Sport

• 2018 Sports Awards
• Badminton Fixture Schedule
• Softball Fixture Schedule
• Training Schedule Week 3
• Training Schedule Week 4

2018 Sports Awards
Thursday 8 November
Attendance is by ticket only. No payment required.
Reservations can be made at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/STASA18.
RSVP Monday 5 November.
Please click here  for more information.

Badminton Fixture Schedule
Please click here for the badminton fixture schedule.

Softball Fixture Schedule
Please click here for the softball fixture schedule.

Training Schedule Week 3
Please click here for week 3 training schedule.

Training Schedule Week 4
Please click here for week 4 training schedule.

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Music

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

Grande Concert
Congratulations to all the girls for their polished performances at the Grande Concert last Sunday. The quality of the performances clearly indicates the dedication of the music students and their teachers. We would like to thank Ms Begbie for her commentary and the members of the Music Support Group for their work organising afternoon tea and the raffles. Congratulations to all the music staff for their continued commitment to musical excellence at St Aidan’s. 

Glow Performances
As part of the GLOW celebration on Friday 2 November, all chamber ensembles have been invited to perform in The Link. Students may go home and then return for the performance or remain at school. All students are to perform in their blue uniform. Please see the revised program as follows:

4.40pm Allegro Chamber Strings
4.50pm Four Corners Chamber Strings
5.00pm Chamber Winds
5.10pm Flute Choir
5.20pm Guozhong
5.30pm String Quintet
5.40pm Volar Strings

This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and experience all the wonderful work that has been happening in The Link this year.
Please contact music@staidans.qld.edu.au for additional information.

Sherwood Community Festival Performances
On Friday 9 November, students in Vivaldi Strings, Corelli Strings and Allegro Strings will be performing at the Sherwood Community Festival from 6.30-7.30pm. The performance location is Sherwood Road in the area directly in front of SNAP Fitness.
All students are required to wear the blue school uniform and are asked to arrive by 6.00 pm for tuning/warm up before performing at 6.30pm. As this is an evening event, parents will need to organise transport for students.
General information about the Festival can be found at www.sherwoodfestival.com.au.
We would love to see as many families as possible coming along to lend their support to our younger musicians.

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 evening starting at 7:00pm in the Science and Technology Building meeting room (SG02): 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.

St Aidan’s Vocal Tutor- Christina Gronborg presents at ANATS National Conference 
Congratulations to our esteemed vocal tutor Christina Gronborg who was recently invited to present two papers at the ANATS National conference. The first, Female Adolescent Voice Change and Repertoire, was based on her recent Master's Dissertation. It was an explanation of the anatomical and physiological changes during female puberty and the related implications on phonation and repertoire choices. The second paper: Introducing Dramatic Music Improvisation: A Multifaceted Discipline was, as the title indicates, an introduction and discussion on the benefits of DMI, which is a core component of the Bachelor of Music degrees in most Scandinavian conservatoires. Well Done Christina.

Full Size Cello - For Sale
A family in Sherwood has a full size cello for sale for $500. It comes with a spare set of strings (value $100), a hard case and some cello music. Please phone Richard & Sarah Smith 0418 794 825 / 0408 195 110.
cello

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
music summer school

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news

• St Aidan's Dance
• Year 7 Geography
• Red Earth
• 2019 Stationery Lists

St Aidan's Dance 10 November
HO2 will be the DJ’s for this dance!!

Join in on the 500 BALLOON DROP and say farewell to the year 12’s.
This Dance is open to all students Year 7 -10 and year 11 and 12 St Aidan’s students only.
Tickets can be purchased via Flexischools.com.au for students Year 7 -10.
Wristbands for year 11 and 12 can be purchased ($15) from the P&F.
All parent VOLUNTEERS are WELCOME. Contact P&F c.rush@staidans.qld.edu.au.

Year 7 Geography
On Wednesday 10 October and Friday 12 October, two Year 7 Geography classes visited five different locations in Corinda as part of their field work for their assignment. The field work focused on the liveability of Corinda. We visited neighbourhoods and parks near Hilda St, Consort St and Cliveden Avenue. The girls also completed a survey at the Corinda Shopping Area and enjoyed a lunch break at Oxley Creek Common on Sherwood Road, before planting trees with members of the Oxley Creek Catchment Association in the afternoon. In total, the two classes planted between 300-400 trees, which was a fantastic effort! Thank you to Oxley Creek Catchment Association (OCCA) for organising the tree planting activity for us, and a big thank you to the girls for their great enthusiasm and co-operation on these two days. A huge thank you must also go to Mrs Lisa Adderson who helped to supervise the girls with Mrs Page on these field trips.

red earth
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.

Stationery Lists
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.

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Junior Jottings

Mrs Louise Mcguire 

• Art and Music Evening
• ICAS Mathematics Competition
• Year 1/Year 2 Late Night
• Disco – ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ Friday 26 October 6.00pm
• Free Dress Day – 26 October – ‘Day for Daniel’ Red Theme
• Melbourne Cup Lunch – Tuesday 6 November
• ‘Nearly a Vet’ Convention – Saturday 27 October 10am-midday
• Belinda Murrell – High Tea – Sunday 18 November 1.00pm-3.00pm
• Red Earth
• Important Dates
• Stationery Lists

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 DistinctionYear 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.
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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.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rebecca-johnsons-nearly-a-vet-convention-tickets-48822410143?aff=eac2

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
BELINDA MURRELL IN THE LIVING ROOM

red earth
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
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.

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Junior Sport

Please click here for the Junior School Training Schedule for Week 3 and Week 4, Term 4.

Andrews Cup Gymnastics
The Andrews Cup Gymnastics teams continue to work extremely hard with their early morning training sessions. 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. Full dress rehearsals will be held on Friday 26 October and Tuesday 30 October. Further information about requirements will be advised closer to the date. At the conclusion of each session, a bus will take the girls back to school.

West Taylor Bridge Friday Clubs Competition Semester 2 Interschool Sport
The 2018 Walter Taylor Bridge competition recommenced last Friday, and 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 Basketball Trials
The Andrews Cup MBC Invitational Basketball teams have commenced training in preparation for their competition which is to be held 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 are expected to attend the last three trainings of the Andrews Cup season which will be held on Tuesday 23 and 30 October from 3.45pm-4.45pm and Friday 26 October from 6.45am-7.45am. Trainings are held at the Ambiwerra basketball courts and a school bus will be provided to take students to the venue or return them to the school campus.

2019 Cross Country Preparation Training
2019 Cross Country preparation training continues with sessions created to enable the students to improve their general fitness leading into next year’s Junior School Cross Country season. Whilst the sessions are 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: 6.45am – 7.45am

2019 Beyond Athletics
The 2019 Beyond Athletics resumes this week on Wednesday 24 October at Ambiwerra from 3.45-5.00pm for girls selected. The program’s final Ambiwerra session will be held on Wednesday 21 November with an optional session to be held 1 December 2018 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.

Swimming Squad Training (Target Andrew 2019)
Preparation for the 2019 swimming competition season has commenced at the school’s pool. Session times are below.
The Junior School is offering five sessions at the school pool. Attendance at one compulsory session is required should your daughter be aiming to make the Andrews Cup team (either a Tuesday morning or Tuesday afternoon).

swimming training

• Note Tuesday is a compulsory day for all girls wishing to make the Andrews Cup Swimming Squad
• Sessions are available to girls in Years 1 – 6.
• Sessions are designed to prepare girls for the competitive swimming in 2019 (Andrews Cup, Districts and Interschool) and a certain level of swimming ability is a prerequisite for involvement. Girls intending to participate must be competent in swimming 25 – 50m in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke and they must also be able to perform a dolphin kick.
Girls must sign-in the St Aidan’s swimming attendance book at the pool for every session that they attend.

Andrews Cup and Interschool Sport Photos
With the Term Three sports concluded, I am looking at collating photos from as many Junior School sporting events as possible. If Sporting Captains or parents have any photos, can they please pass them on via usb or email (t.jeanes-fraser@staidans.qld.edu.au).

Bus Travel to and from Ambiwerra – for training
Please be reminded that for morning training sessions, girls should be dropped at the Ambiwerra sporting fields (Erinvale St, Corinda) by parents. At the conclusion of the session, they will be transported to school on the school bus. In the afternoons, students will travel to Ambiwerra on the school bus (Kathleen St) and parents should collect them from the sporting fields at the designated time.

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Junior Music

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Junior School Art and Music Show
Congratulations to all the girls for their polished performances at the Art and Music Show last Wednesday. The quality of the performances clearly indicates the dedication of the music students and their teachers. Thanks also goes to the members of the Music Support Group for their work organising afternoon tea and the raffles.

Sherwood Community Festival Performances
On Friday 9 November, students in Vivaldi Strings, Corelli Strings and Allegro Strings will be performing at the Sherwood Community Festival from 6.30-7.30pm. The performance location is Sherwood Road in the area directly in front of SNAP Fitness.
All students are required to wear the blue school uniform and are asked to arrive by 6.00 pm for tuning/warm up before performing at 6.30pm. As this is an evening event, parents will need to organise transport for students.
General information about the Festival can be found at www.sherwoodfestival.com.au.
We would love to see as many families as possible coming along to lend their support to our younger musicians.

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 4
junior singers wk 3

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

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 evening starting at 7:00pm in the Science and Technology Building meeting room (SG02): 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

St Aidan’s Vocal Tutor- Christina Gronborg presents at ANATS National Conference
Congratulations to our esteemed vocal tutor Christina Gronborg who was recently invited to present two papers at the ANATS National conference. The first, Female Adolescent Voice Change and Repertoire, was based on her recent Master's Dissertation. It was an explanation of the anatomical and physiological changes during female puberty and the related implications on phonation and repertoire choices. The second paper: Introducing Dramatic Music Improvisation: A Multifaceted Discipline was, as the title indicates, an introduction and discussion on the benefits of DMI, which is a core component of the Bachelor of Music degrees in most Scandinavian conservatoires. Well Done Christina.

Full Size Cello - For Sale
A family in Sherwood has a full size cello for sale for $500. It comes with a spare set of strings (value $100), a hard case and some cello music. Please phone Richard & Sarah Smith 0418 794 825 / 0408 195 110.
cello

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
• St Aidan's Dance
• 2019 Stationery Lists

Melbourne Cup Luncheon
Please click here for information regarding the Melbourne Cup luncheon.

St Aidan's Dance 10 November
HO2 will be the DJ’s for this dance!!
Join in on the 500 BALLOON DROP and say farewell to the year 12’s.
This Dance is open to all students Year 7 -10 and year 11 and 12 St Aidan’s students only.
Tickets can be purchased via Flexischools.com.au for students Year 7 -10.
Wristbands for year 11 and 12 can be purchased ($15) from the P&F.
All parent VOLUNTEERS are WELCOME. Contact P&F c.rush@staidans.qld.edu.au.

Stationery Lists
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.

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