Newsletter Term 4 Week 4 2018

Principal

Ms toni riordan

Prize Reading Assembly
At School Assembly this week, members of the Educational Leadership Team read the names of students in Years 4 to 11 who will be presented special prizes and academic excellence awards at our Annual Awards Ceremony, to be held on Monday evening, 12 November, in the Concert Hall at QPAC. We read the recipients of awards and prizes at Assembly so that students may acknowledge the outstanding achievement of their peers and other students, older and younger. Prizes and awards for our Year 12 students are read at our Special Assembly, scheduled for Thursday, 8 November.

As we near the close of the academic year, it is timely to pause to recognise the outstanding efforts and diversity of success experienced by many, many students, whom either have just missed the ‘cut off’ for a prize or have instead excelled by meeting their goals or achieving their Personal Bests. Sometimes, I feel like ‘Prize-giving’ time of the year needs to run parallel with ‘Perspective-giving.’ Let me explain.

The most powerful influence on a child’s perspective is the modelling by the adults in her life. Thus we need to be very careful that our understandable desire to protect and encourage does not translate into responses which actually have the effect of saying that an A result is a success and a B result is a failure … that not achieving an academic excellence award renders all other achievements in the year as negligible.

I won the French prize in Year 10 and the Community Service Award in Year 12 and two years ago, I won the raffle at my local Gym. And that’s it. I rarely win prizes. It is very nice to win a prize and we are incredibly proud of our prize-winners this year and they should be very proud of themselves, but I would send a warning, that if we link motivation to winning prizes in life, we set ourselves up for disappointment. I believe the greatest prize of all is when I can look myself in the eye and say, “I tried by absolute best and I know I’ve done a good job.” I commend each girl at St Aidan’s who has worked diligently this year to achieve her learning goals.

Activities and Sports Captains Announced


This week we announced further positions for student leadership in 2019.

We congratulate the following girls on their selection as captains for a variety of sports and activities across the school and look forward to their leadership of the student body in 2019.

Captains 1

Captains 2

Visit from Hangzou Education Ministry

On Monday, the International Students Office hosted visitors from Hangzou, just outside of Shanghai. Deputy Director of Hangzhou Gongshu Education Ministry Mr Lu Xianguo and 25 teachers from the ministry’s region visited St Aidan’s to develop an understanding of the Australian educational context and how St Aidan’s educational programs fit into this context. When I shared the following statistics with the group, it made me realise the unique delivery of education we have at St Aidan’s.

• Approximately,
o There are 9, 500 schools in Australia
o 65% are State Schools
o 20% are Catholic Schools
o 15% are Independent Schools
o Just 2% are Girls Schools

Congratulations
• The Helpa girls (Gabby Preston, Anouk Johnston and Alex Spalding) who spoke to an audience of 350 people at the Women in Technology Awards last Friday night.
Emily Hodge (Year 8) who has been accepted by Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd to participate on a Student Exchange Program to the United Kingdom on a 3 month program, departing in January 2019.
Amelia Chadburn (Year 8) who was the youngest member of the QLD School Sport U15 Touch team who defeated NSW in the final of the School Sport Australia National Championships.
Jade Perina (Year 7) who competed in the rhythmic gymnastics Qld State Multiples Championships and placed first as part of a group in all three category entries, winning Division A for Aesthetic Group Gymnastics (AGG), group category 2 for hoop and trio category 3 for clubs apparatus.

Best Wishes
• To our Year 12 students completing their last Block Testing
• To our QGSSSA Year 7 – 9 Softball players for their fixtures this week and QGSSSA Year 7 – 9 Badminton players for their Tournament on Saturday
• To our Junior School students representing their school in Andrews Cup Gymnastics and Basketball
• To everyone involved in the celebrations of making and creating in The Link at Glow on Friday evening

 

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Deputy Principal

Ms cate begbie

• Special Awards Assembly – Thursday 8 November 8.45am (Christine Hartland Centre)
• Old Girls’ Association Certificates of Commitment
• The Kelly-Anne Kopittke Prize
• The Duke of Edinburgh Gold Medal
• House Captain Awards for Leadership and Contribution
• Best All Round Contribution
• Year 7 Merit Certificates
• Year 12 Citizenship Certificates
• Diploma of Business – Barrington College
• Diploma of Project Management – Frontline Management
• Annual Awards Ceremony – Monday 12 November 7.00pm (QPAC Concert Hall)

Special Awards Assembly – Thursday 8 November 8.45am (Christine Hartland Centre)
We look forward to parents and friends joining us at the Special Awards Assembly on Thursday, 8 November, in the Christine Hartland Centre. Students from P – 12 will be presented with special prizes, while the Assembly will also feature the presentation of the symbols of office to the Senior Leaders of 2019. Year 12 Academic Awards and Special Awards will also be announced at this assembly, with the Year 12 Prize Winners being presented with their prizes at the Annual Awards Ceremony, being held on the 12 November.

Congratulations to the following students who will be presented on the 8th November:

Old Girls’ Association Certificates of Commitment
Prep Riyu Horinouchi
Year 1 Suzuka Haga
Year 2 Isabella Butler
Year 3 Eloise McLellan
Year 4 Remy Hancock
Year 5 Lily Koundakjian
Year 6 Taylor Bonifant
Year 7 Isla Williams
Year 8 Charlotte Traynor
Year 9 Rosie Bartley
Year 10 Paris Teevan
Year 11 Gabriella Camilleri
Year 12 Hannah Ryan

The Kelly-Anne Kopittke Prize
Holly Snowden

The Duke of Edinburgh Gold Medal
Jessica Forbes

House Captain Awards for Leadership and Contribution
Austen: Gabrielle Terranova, Georgina Sawyer
Barrett: Poppet Savage, Ashleigh Neill
Bronte: Jessica Gullo, Robyn Conradie
Cavell: Bonnie Wegener, Imogen Cottell
Hartland: Jenna Behr, Emily Heath
Nightingale: Caitlin Haughton, Jenna Todd

Best All Round Contribution
Austen (Alma Bowman Cup): Georgia Lane
Barrett: Imogen Alexander
Bronte: Jaidaeja Gaffney Hintz
Cavell: Jemima Bennett
Hartland: Emma-Kate Watt
Nightingale: Lucy Boyle

Year 7 Merit Certificates

Olivia Allison Ella Gover
Penny Baker Kiara Jayasuriya
Jemima Bennett Olga Kypriadakis
Leah Dargan Penelope Munday
Alice Ebinger Harriet Paynter
Olivia Fairlie Olivia Shoesmith
Laetia Gallagher Jean Solley
Leena Gayed Thea Woolley

Year 12 Citizenship Certificates
Sofia Bagdonas
Lucinda Bankowski
Alice Baumann
Sarah Carter
Kristina Groth
Lola Hammond
Madara Herath
Kirsty Madsen
Maddison Varidel
Holly Wilmore
Casey Wright

Diploma of Business – Barrington College
Imogen Alexander Rachel Liu
Zuleikha Aseervatham Ally Mayo
Sofia Bagdonas Kirsty Madsen
Charlie Bell Jessica Miller
Sarah Carter Ashleigh Neill
Veronica Cheung Madison Peabody
Imogen Cottell Chloe Peachey
Harriet Edgecombe Jayde Ramsey
Isabel Fisher Elke Smith
Eva Gao Eloise Smith
Alice Gao Carla Spies
Sophia Geng Olivia Spitaleri
Jessica Gullo Claire Todd
Ruby Harris Catherine Wang
Emily Heath Joye Wang
Laura Hill Melody Ward
Sharon Huo Bonnie Wegener
Lucy Johnston Holly Willmore
 
Diploma of Project Management – Frontline Management
Nina Brown
Emily Evans
Abigail Sweeney

Annual Awards Ceremony – Monday 12 November 7.00pm (QPAC Concert Hall)
At our whole school assembly on Tuesday, 30 October, the names of the Years 4 – 11 students who are recipients of Special Prizes and Academic Excellence Awards were announced. Students receiving awards are required to attend the Annual Awards Ceremony on Monday, 12 November at 7.00pm at the QPAC Concert Hall. Years 7 – 11 students will wear their 'Whites' (unless they are performing on the evening) and the Junior School girls will wear their 'Blues'. All students receiving awards will have allocated seating.
Students who are Award recipients from Years 4 - 11; musicians performing on the evening; 2019 Year 12 student leaders and current Year 12 students will have allocated seating. Therefore, parents with daughters in any one of these groups do not need to order tickets for their children if they belong to one of these groups.
Parents are able to access complimentary tickets for reserved seats for the Annual Awards Ceremony via QPAC (https://www.qpac.com.au/event/sn_st_aidans_18/).

All students in Years 4 – 12 are encouraged to attend the Annual Awards Ceremony and I would encourage all parents to request tickets as soon as possible as entry to the venue is only possible with a pre-allocated ticket.

For parents and students, the Annual Awards Ceremony is a wonderful celebration of student achievements and all members of the school community are welcome to attend.
Year 12 Prize winners will be announced at the Special Awards Assembly on Friday, 8 November which begins at 8.45am in the Christine Hartland Centre.

At this Special Awards Assembly there is also a formal Presentation of Senior Leaders for 2019. Students receiving awards and participating in presentations at this ceremony will be provided with details via email. 

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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.

Pilgrimage 2019 Information Night
There will be an information night about the 2019 Pilgrimage in the Steps of St Aidan next Monday 5 November, at 6.00pm in the school chapel. See the Chaplain’s blog on Aidan’s Central for more information.

All Souls Service
We will be holding our annual All Souls Service and Commemoration of the Faithful Departed this Friday morning from 7.00am in the school chapel. If you would like the names of your departed loved ones read out in the service, please email the names as soon as possible. All members of the School Community are welcome at this quiet, reflective Eucharist.
Blessings
Rev Gillian

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Dean of Studies

Ms lynda wall

• Managing the business/busyness of assessment times
• Year 11 and 12 Learning Accounts
• Block testing Years 9-12

Managing assessment business/busyness
For students in Years 10, 11 and 12 the end of term can be a very busy time. The feeling of being busy is often compounded by the emotional weight students place on the outcome of the assessments they are undertaking. For teenagers, it is important to try to separate these two aspects of their experience.
One of the most powerful thinking strategies for students is to focus on controlling only what is within their control. (‘Control what you can control’.) In this way of thinking, students recognise that they have influence over their study and approach to revision; however, they can’t control what is on the assessment or the mark they are awarded. Worrying about all the possibilities is counterproductive.
Similarly, maintaining healthy habits during assessment periods is important. Sufficient sleep, nourishing food, and regular exercise all contribute to the balance needed to keep assessment in perspective. Ultimately, while we ask our students to strive for their best, the assessment they are undertaking is not as important as their health and wellbeing, nor is it a measure of character.
We wish all our students the best in busy time of term, and we hope they also enjoy the well- earned holiday that follows.

Year 11 and 12 Learning Accounts
This week, students in Year 11 and 12 will be asked to access and check their QCAA Learning Accounts, to review information about their QCE eligibility and subject enrolments. It is important that if students detect any errors or omissions in their enrolment details or personal details, they email Mrs Wise jwise@staidans.qld.edu.au.

Block testing years 9-12
Students in Year 12 have received their block testing timetable. Testing runs from Wednesday 31 October to Tuesday 6 November. Students are to wear full school uniform to all tests. They are reminded that these tests can impact their exit results, and they should work consistently to the end of Year 12.
For Year 11 students, block testing commences on Wednesday 14 November and finishes on Wednesday 21 October. The Year 12 farewell assembly on Friday 16 November is also a compulsory event for all students. Following the assembly, all Year 11 students will complete their practice QCS writing task. The cohort data from the practice tasks will be used in the calculation of OP predictions in January, and to guide non-OP eligible students as to whether they should sit the QCS test in 2019. It is expected that all students will participate, unless they are unwell and in possession of a medical certificate.
Year 11 students will receive a draft of the test schedule for checking this, and they should raise any concerns as soon as possible after receiving the draft.

Year 10 block testing also commences on Wednesday 14 November, and finishes on Tuesday 20 November. Students will receive draft timetables for checking this week. Following compulsory attendance at the Year 12 farewell assembly on Friday 16, Year 10 students will complete Mathematics progress check tests. These tests will not be included in students’ Unit One results, but are a gauge as to the progress students have made in the first part of this unit. Students are expected to revise for these tests.

Year 9 students will have their English, Maths and Science tests on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 of November. Year 9 students are required at school all day on these days. Between tests they will have supervised study in their regular classes. Students will receive their schedules this week.

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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

• Physical Education
• Training Schedule Week 4
• Training Schedule Week 5
• QGSSSA Badminton Fixtures
• QGSSSA Badminton Results (Day 1)
• QGSSSA Junior Softball Fixtures
• Swimming & Cross-Country Camp 2019
• Student Achievements
• Sports Awards Evening
• Pinnacle Awards

Physical Education
This Term, our Year 12 Physical Education students are working hard to choreograph sports aerobics routines for their final assessment. They have been investigating the complexities that surround and influence sport and physical activity. Students will continue to critically reflect on the power of these sociocultural influences to better understand equity and access to sport and physical activity in Australian society. We are proud of the way their routines are coming along and the time and effort they have put into planning their performances.

PE

Training Schedule Week 4
https://central.staidan.qld.edu.au/send.php?id=15271

Training Schedule Week 5
https://central.staidan.qld.edu.au/send.php?id=15409

QGSSSA Badminton Fixtures
https://central.staidan.qld.edu.au/send.php?id=14404

QGSSSA Badminton Results (Day 1)
https://central.staidan.qld.edu.au/send.php?id=15410

QGSSSA Junior Softball Fixtures
https://central.staidan.qld.edu.au/send.php?id=14388

Swimming & Cross-Country Camp 2019
https://central.staidan.qld.edu.au/send.php?id=15426

Student Achievements
Tennis
Congratulations to Ella Idzikowski (Year 7) who was a member of the Queensland School Sport U12 Tennis team who were undefeated at the National Championships to win the Bruce Cup. Ella placed in the top 10 for her age group at the Championships.

Touch Football
Congratulations to Amielia Chadburn (Year 8) who was the youngest member of the Queensland School Sport U15 Touch Football team that defeated NSW in the final of the National Championships.

Cricket
Best of luck to Naiya Varidel, Mia Brown and Eliza Goffage (Year 8) who are representing Met West at the U15 Cricket State Championships on the Sunshine Coast.

Sports Awards Evening
Sports Awards Information

SPORT

Sports Awards RSVP
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/STASA18

Pinnacle Awards
Sportswoman of the Year Finalists
Charlie Bell
Ruby Harris
Jasmine Fleming

Junior Sportswoman of the Year Finalists

Angelina Tignani
Cassidy Mataia
Emma-Kate Watt

Team of the Year Finalists
Open Tennis
14 Years Athletics
8A Touch Football
Junior A Hockey
Intermediate Soccer

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Music

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Congratulations - Music Exam Results.
Congratulations go to the following girls who have successfully completed their ANZCA piano exams: Bianca Leathers, Jennifer Atkin, Louisa Atkin, Remy Hancock, Inez Hancock, Helen You, Kirra Greatorix, Eva Bougoure, and Elodie Boyd. Well done girls!!

Private Tuition Studio Concerts
Throughout this week, the private music tutors at St Aidan’s will be running their annual Studio Concerts. Please see the following list for details. If your tutor is not listed, please contact them directly for times and locations.
Ms Gronborg’s Vocal Concert: Wednesday 31 at 1:15pm in the band room C112.
Mrs Figliano’s Clarinet Concert: Thursday 1/11 at 1.15pm in the band room C112.
Mr Moran and Ms Looi’s Brass and Percussion Concert: Monday 29/10 at 4.45 in the Band Room C112.
Ms Cottone’s Violin Concert: Thursday 1/11 at 3.30pm in the Auditorium.

Glow Performances
As part of the GLOW celebration on Friday 2nd of 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:
4.40 pm Allegro Chamber Strings
4.50 pm Four Corners Chamber Strings
5.00 pm Chamber Winds
5.10 pm Flute Choir
5.20 pm Guozhong
5.30 pm String Quintet
5.40 pm 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.

St Aidan’s School Hire Instrument Returns
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS USING ST AIDAN’S SCHOOL HIRE INSTRUMENTS
Please be advised that all school hire instruments will need to be returned to your instrumental tutor or to Mrs Figliano by the following dates:
YEAR 12 STUDENTS – Wednesday Week 6 - 14 November.
BEGINNER BAND STUDENTS – Tuesday Week 7 - 20 November.
PREP– YEAR 11 STUDENTS – Friday Week 7 - 23 November.
It is very important that all instruments are returned by the dates listed above as they need to be assessed and sent away for repairs.
Please be aware that Clarinets, Flutes and Trumpets are on short term loan only and students are encouraged to purchase their own instrument after one year of private tuition if possible. All larger more expensive instruments are on long term loan and can be re-hired at the start of 2019.
Please contact music@staidans.qld.edu.au for further information.

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.

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.
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 Wind
s (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.

Summer School

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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.
All orders must be placed by this Sunday 4th November.
Please contact Alison Tamai STAtexthire@staidans.qld.edu.au if you have any queries.

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Junior Jottings

Mrs Louise Mcguire 

• Special Awards Ceremony/Annual Awards Ceremony/ /Extra-curricular Assembly
• ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ Disco
• Interhouse Ball Games
• Andrews Cup Softball
• Day for Daniel
• P-2 Teddy Bears’ Picnic
• Melbourne Cup Lunch – Tuesday 6 November
• Year 6 Transition Eucharist and Dinner – Wednesday 21 November
• Belinda Murrell – High Tea – Sunday 18 November 1pm-3pm
• Anglicare Christmas Collection – All donations welcome
• Important Dates
• Stationery Lists

Special Awards Ceremony/Annual Awards Ceremony/ /Extra-curricular Assembly
In term four each year, we conduct a number of special ceremonies to recognise the achievements of St Aidan’s students. The Special Awards Ceremony is a P-12 event to be held in the CHC at 8.45am on Thursday 8 November. At this assembly, one student from each year level will be presented with the Old Girls’ Association Certificate of Commitment awarded to students who have demonstrated genuine school spirit, and who have exhibited dedication and consistent effort in both academic and extra-curricular endeavours. Along with the presentation of a number of significant Senior School awards, the Kelly-Anne Kopittke Award will also be presented at this assembly to a Year 2 student who has made significant progress throughout the year.
The next special event is the Annual Awards Ceremony on Monday 12 November at 7.00pm at QPAC. As part of this ceremony, students from Years 4-6 will be recognised for fine academic achievement. The Year 6 Citizenship prize will also be presented at this time.
On Wednesday 14 November at 9:00am in the CHC, 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.
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.

‘Greatest Show on Earth’ Disco
Thank you to all the fathers, uncles, friends, grandfathers and daughters who attended the P&F’s ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ disco last Friday evening. It was a great opportunity for the significant men in the girls and boys’ lives to spend time with them. I was most impressed by the spirit in which all ‘greatest showmen’ entered into the evening – the costumes were amazing! The men danced the night away (perhaps the embarrassment wanes over the years for those who have attended previously) and the girls were particularly encouraging of their efforts. It was lovely to see girls of all ages so eager to dance with their strong man, bearded lady, ringmaster, clown, lion etc etc and have such fun with their friends.
Many thanks must go firstly to Junior School Class Rep, Angela Kerr for co-ordinating such a fabulous event. Angela was instrumental in all facets of the evening and she is to be commended for her efforts. Thank you also to Claire Rush from the P&F Association for her support. Thanks must also be extended to St Aidan’s staff (catering, marketing, grounds and maintenance) for their assistance; to the members of the school and wider community who donated raffle/auction prizes; to the willing mums who supported the event by assisting in so many ways; and to the ‘greatest showmen’ who kindly helped pack up at the end of the evening.
If you missed out on purchasing the photos taken on the evening, they will be displayed in form classrooms and can be purchased for $10. These photos are a lovely memento of this special event.

Disco

Interhouse Ball Games
On Wednesday of last week, we held our Interhouse Ball Games carnival in the CHC. It certainly was a colourful spectacle with students from Prep to Year 6 adorned in House shirts and surrounded by colourful House banners, coloured streamers and balloons, joining wholeheartedly into the activities led by our enthusiastic Year 6 House Captains.
The Junior School leaders must be congratulated for their enthusiasm, organisation and the manner in which they interacted with their younger House members. Their efforts leading up to the carnival and on the day were certainly very much appreciated by everyone involved.
Special thanks must be extended to Tracey Jeanes-Fraser for co-ordinating this wonderful event!
Congratulations goes to Cavell – the winning House!

JS Ball Games

Andrews Cup Softball
On Tuesday of last week, the Andrews Cup Softball was held at Downey Park. I would like to congratulate the girls for their sportsmanship and determination. They played many hard fought and close matches throughout the long, hot day.
Thank you to Ms Jeanes-Fraser for co-ordinating Softball and to our coaches Ms Jen Rowe, Libby Jacques, Hannah King, and Ashlee Johnson for their support and encouragement throughout the season. Thank you also to our parent and friend supporters on the day. I know how much the girls appreciated you being there.

Day for Daniel
Last Friday, Junior School students were brightly dressed in red to raise money for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation. As part of the fun, SEL classes for all students focused on child safety and the importance of having a network of five trusted adults who can help keep you safe when problems arise. Students learned to recognise safe and unsafe scenarios, react to signs and to always report concerns to trusted adults. Thank you to the Penguin aid and Peer Support Leaders who helped to organise and promote the day.

P-2 Teddy Bears’ Picnic
For lunch in the courtyard last Friday, Prep to Year 2 shared a Teddy Bears’ Picnic with some of the Year 12 students. It was indeed very special to see the Senior girls who were once young Junior School girls themselves (many years ago) interacting so enthusiastically with the younger girls. Thank you to the Year 12 students for making the time to visit the Junior School girls at this busy time of year.

Day for Daniel

Andrews Cup Gymnastics
We wish all of the girls competing in the Andrews Cup Gymnastics on Thursday 1 November all the best for a successful day. The girls have been training extremely hard in the lead up to this event with many very early sessions. They have put great effort into their preparation and will hopefully reap the rewards of their preparation.

Andrews Cup Basketball
We also wish all of our girls, led by Basketball Captains, Amy Atkinson and Grace Smith, the very best when they compete in the Invitational Andrews Cup Basketball Carnival, hosted by Moreton Bay College at Hibiscus Sports Centre Carina (90 Klumpp Rd Upper Mt Gravatt) on Thursday 1 November.

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. Organise your table now so you don’t miss out!

Year 6 Transition Eucharist and Dinner
Parents of our Year 6 girls will have received their official invitation to the Year 6 Eucharist and Dinner to be held on Wednesday 21 November. This is a wonderful way for students, family members and staff to celebrate the girls’ final year in the Junior School. Please RSVP via Flexischools as soon as possible so that we can finalise details for this event.

Belinda Murrell – High Tea – Sunday 18 November 1pm-3pm
BELIND MURRELL

Anglicare Christmas Collection – All donations welcome
As you start your Christmas shopping, please add something to your trolley for our Christmas Hamper Collection.
Penguin Aid in the Junior school is collecting the non-perishable/ Christmas items to make up Christmas hampers for Anglicare to give to families in need.
Please send in your donation with your daughter to place in the collection boxes in form classrooms.
Suggested Items
• Non-perishable Xmas foods
• Non-perishable family foods
• Christmas decorations
• Board games
• Toiletries
• Vouchers
• Christmas themed reusable bags in which to pack the donations

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.
All orders must be placed by this 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 4 and Week 5, Term 4

The Andrews Cup Softball and Tee Ball competition was played on Tuesday 23 October at the Downey Park Softball fields, Windsor. All St Aidan’s team members are to be congratulated on their fine efforts on the day and leading into the competition. The girls’ results - A Grade 5th, B Grade 6th and Tee Ball 5th. I would like to thank the coaches: A Grade – Hannah King, B Grade - Ashlee Johnson and Tee Ball Ms Rowe and Libby Jacques for ensuring our girls were well prepared for the competition.

Andrews Cup

Interhouse Ball Games
The Interhouse Ball Games Carnival was held on Wednesday 24 October in the Christine Hartland Centre. Girls from Prep through to Year 6 were involved in an extremely colourful and competitive afternoon of Tunnel Ball, Unders and Overs and ZigZag. All the girls showed amazing House spirit with lots of cheering, themed war cries, and decorations. A huge thank you must go to our fantastic House Captains who assisted incredibly with the overall smooth running of the afternoon.
Congratulations to Cavell Captains for their sensational victory!

Interhouse Ball Games 1

Andrews Cup Gymnastics
The Andrews Cup Gymnastics teams will compete this Thursday 1 November at Somerville House against 9 other schools. Congratulations to all girls who have put in many hours of training and the 
Best of luck for Thursday!

Andrews Cup Basketball Trials
The Andrews Cup MBC Invitational Basketball teams will compete this Thursday 1 November at the Hibiscus Sports Centre, 90 Klumpp Rd Upper Mt Gravatt. The games will be an all-day carnival held against some of the schools that are involved in the Andrews Cup competition.
Congratulations to all girls who have selected and the best of luck for Thursday!

West Taylor Bridge Friday Clubs Competition Semester 2 Interschool Sport
The 2018 Walter Taylor Bridge competition continues this Friday and I would encourage all girls to commit to their weekly trainings at Ambiwerra.
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

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 session is designed for girls in Years 2 – 6, younger students are also welcome to attend. One training session (Monday 6.45am-7.45am at Ambiwerra) will initially be available to the girls each week moving into the 2019 season. A bus will collect students and take them back to school in the morning. Ms Lauren Murry, our Head Cross Country Coach, will be overseeing the program.

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

2019 Beyond Athletics
The 2019 Beyond Athletics resumed last 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 the 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 commenced last week at the school’s pool. Session times are below.
The Junior School is offering five sessions at the school pool for the commencement of the term. One compulsory session is required should your daughter is wishing to make the Andrews Cup Team being either a Tuesday morning or Tuesday afternoon.

Swimming Schedule

• 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 2018 (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.

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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Congratulations - Music Exam Results.
Congratulations go to the following girls who have successfully completed their ANZCA piano exams: Bianca Leathers, Jennifer Atkin, Louisa Atkin, Remy Hancock, Inez Hancock, Helen You, Kirra Greatorix, Eva Bougoure, and Elodie Boyd. Well done girls!!

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.

Private Tuition Studio Concerts
Throughout this week, the private music tutors at St Aidan’s will be running their annual Studio Concerts. Please see the following list for details. If your tutor is not listed, please contact them directly for times and locations.
Ms Gronborg’s Vocal Concert: Wednesday 31 at 1:15pm in the band room C112.
Mrs Figliano’s Clarinet Concert: Thursday 1/11 at 1.15pm in the band room C112.
Mr Moran and Ms Looi’s Brass and Percussion Concert: Monday 29/10 at 4.45 in the Band Room C112.
Ms Cottone’s Violin Concert: Thursday 1/11 at 3.30pm in the Auditorium.

St Aidan’s School Hire Instrument Returns
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS USING ST AIDAN’S SCHOOL HIRE INSTRUMENTS
Please be advised that all school hire instruments will need to be returned to your instrumental tutor or to Mrs Figliano by the following dates:
YEAR 12 STUDENTS – Wednesday Week 6 - 14 November.
BEGINNER BAND STUDENTS – Tuesday Week 7 - 20 November.
PREP– YEAR 11 STUDENTS – Friday Week 7 - 23 November.
It is very important that all instruments are returned by the dates listed above as they need to be assessed and sent away for repairs.
Please be aware that Clarinets, Flutes and Trumpets are on short term loan only and students are encouraged to purchase their own instrument after one year of private tuition if possible. All larger more expensive instruments are on long term loan and can be re-hired at the start of 2019.
Please contact music@staidans.qld.edu.au for further information.

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
JS Singers Rehersal

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


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.
2018 Rehearsal Schedule

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.

Summer School

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P&F

P&F

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.
All orders must be placed by this Sunday 4 November.
Please contact Alison Tamai STAtexthire@staidans.qld.edu.au if you have any queries.

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