Newsletter Term 4 Week 6 2018

Principal

Ms toni riordan

Farewell Seniors
This week we farewell our Year 12 students. Thank you to Georgia and Lilly, all senior student leaders and girls of Year 12 who have demonstrated leadership this year through powerful role modeling and ‘aidantifying’. Your energy, passion, responsibility and commitment have benefited our school this year. We wish you all the very best for the future.

It has been lovely to witness the genuine regard and affection that our younger students and our senior girls have for each other at the various end-of-year and farewell events. The supportive and caring relationships that exist between our girls of different year levels is certainly a hallmark of life here at St Aidan’s.

Thank you also to so many parents who will be finishing with us this week. Special thanks to families who have had long associations with the school.

Awards

Our Annual Awards Ceremony was a stunning night and I thank Ms Begbie and Mrs Humphrey and all staff involved in its organisation for their efforts. Congratulations to Dr Cuskelly, our music staff and all members of the music ensembles for the outstanding musical performances on the evening.

We also enjoyed the Special Awards Assembly last week, where a variety of awards were presented to Year 6 and Year 12 students and announcement of academic and special awards for Year 12 were made. Congratulations to Millie Bloomfield, Hannah Doncon and Eliska McAuliffe (Junior School Duxes), Phoebe McAuliffe (School Dux) and Kate Riethmuller (Runner up to Dux) for their diligence and focus in their studies.

The Sports Awards Evening was also a delightful occasion. Congratulations to Sportswoman of the Year, Ruby Harris, Junior Sportswoman of the Year, Angelina Tignani and Team of the Year, the 8A Touch Football team. Congratulations also to all students who were awarded prizes for their contribution to sport at St Aidan’s in 2018.

Our guest speaker, Chloe Esposito OAM was inspirational in the way she reminded us that we can all do extraordinary things through sheer hard work.

Finishing well

In these last couple of weeks of school, it remains important for students to continue to pay attention to their uniform and personal presentation. In readiness for next year, I encourage all families to look carefully at the blue uniforms, hats and shoes and to replace or renovate these in readiness for the new year. Our presentation reflects strongly on our school’s reputation, and we urge parent support in this area.

Congratulations
Freya Woodman (Year 6) who was awarded 2018 Queensland Junior Ambassador for The Fred Hollows Foundation.

Best Wishes
• To Year 10 and 11 students on Block Testing
• To everyone in the Junior School for the Junior School Extra Curricular Assembly
• To our Seniors as they move through the Valedictory Eucharist, Dinner on Thursday and the Seniors’ Farewell Breakfast and Assembly on Friday
• To Year 11 students for their QCS Writing Task trial

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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.

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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

• Training Schedule Week 6
• Training Schedule Week 7
• Sports Awards Winners
• Swimming & Cross Country Camp 2019
• Run Club

Training Schedule Week 6
Please click here for week 6 training schedule.

Training Schedule Week 7
Please click here for week 7 training schedule.

Sports Awards Winners
Please click here for the 2018 sports awards winners.

Swimming & Cross Country Camp 2019
As part of the preparation for the 2019 QGSSSA Swimming Carnival and the QGSSSA Cross Country Championships, St Aidan’s will be hosting a combined camp for these two core sports.
In previous years, separate camps have been held for each sport. Recognising that there is often a large contingent of athletes who compete in both Swimming and Cross Country seasons, and considering the close overlap of the two seasons, we have decided to combine the camps. This camp will cater for cross-over athletes as well as those who compete exclusively in each sport. The camp will feature extended opportunities for training, technique improvement, individual and age group goal setting and fostering team and school spirit.
Cut off for camp is November 30 so get in quick!
A summary of relevant camp details is outlined in the camp letter.
https://central.staidan.qld.edu.au/send.php?id=15427

Lauren Murry
Director of Cross Country and Athletics

Run Club
Run Club is back for another year! Plenty have already signed on so I look forward to seeing you there! Don’t forget, Yr7 2019 are welcome to come along. Run Club is every Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning, throughout the holidays as well! We can cater for all ability levels and take plenty of breaks when it’s really hot. Please see the link to the poster for more information.
https://central.staidan.qld.edu.au/send.php?id=15585

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Music

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

Congratulations – Annual Awards
Congratulations to all the choristers and instrumentalist for their rousing performances at the Annual Awards Ceremony on Monday night. Thanks to Dr Cuskelly and the music staff for their co-ordination and support.

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 (see bio below) 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.

Introducing Tijana Kozarcic – Harp Tutor
Tijana Kozarcic is a Brisbane based professional harpist. After finishing her Master of Music degree at the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade(Serbia), she moved to Australia and completed a Master of Music degree at the Queensland Conservatorium under the instruction of professors Sayo and Sebastien Lipman.
Besides teaching, Tijana performs extensively as a solo, orchestral and chamber musician. She has performed the Debussy’s Danse Sacree et Profane for harp and strings with the Revision Orchestra and Handel’s Harp Concerto in B-Flat Major as a soloist with the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as a soloist in concerts organised by the Harp Society of Queensland.
She is a casual Harpist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) and one of the Next Generation Artists in the Southern Cross Soloist's Next Generation Artist Program for 2018.
Tijana has performed with many orchestras throughout Australia, such as:
Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO), Camerata Orchestra in Neil Finn’s Concert at the Home of The Arts Performance Cente, Gold Coast, and in Kate- Miller Heidke’s Concert at QPAC, Ensemble Q - the ensemble in residence at the Queensland Conservatorium, as well as with a number of orchestras including the Amadeus Orchestra, Queensland Wind Orchestra, Queensland Philharmonia Orchestra, Ipswich City Orchestra, The Ady Ensemble, Kelvin Grove Wind Orchestra, Queensland Choir and Gold Coast Philharmonic orchestra.

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.

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 in the Science and Technology Building meeting room (SG02).
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.
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.

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stage

Do you want to be part of STAGE in 2019?

stage

DATE CLAIMER – SUNDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2019
STAGE AUDITIONS FOR 2019

If you are interested in auditioning, please contact Sarah Smith (sarik@bigpond.com) in the STAGE support group or Mrs Lee (s.Lee2@staindans.qld.edu.au) so that an audition form can be sent to you, when they are available.
We hope to see many of you there.

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Junior Jottings

Mrs Louise Mcguire 

• Fred Hollows Humanity Award – Freya Woodman – Year 6
• Special Awards Assembly
• Annual Awards Ceremony – Awards
• New Student Orientation Day
• Prep Late Night
• Christmas Tree (decorated by Junior School students) – Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
• Anglicare Christmas Hampers
• Important Dates
• Code Camp
• St Aidan’s Outside School Hours Care: Vacation Care Program

Fred Hollows Humanity Award – Freya Woodman – Year 6
The Fred Hollows Humanity Award recognises Year 6 students who show compassion, integrity and kindness in their everyday lives, just as Fred did.
Each state and territory recognises a Junior Ambassador who will be able to extend their humanity by allocating $5,000, donated by the award’s charity partner Specsavers, to one of The Foundation’s programs to end avoidable blindness.
It is my pleasure to congratulate Freya Woodman on being recognised as this year’s recipient of the Queensland Fred Hollows Humanity Award. Freya was acknowledged for this significant achievement at the Fred Hollows Humanity Award Queensland Presentation Ceremony at Parliament House, Brisbane last Thursday.
When Freya learned that one of her friends had been diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma for the third time at only 12 years old, she spontaneously decided to show her support for her friend by cutting off 36cm of her hair, and donating it to 'Hair with Heart', which is part of the Variety Children’s Charity. In addition to donating her hair to be made into a wig for someone who has lost their hair due to a medical condition, Freya also raised over $5,000 for the charity.
Freya has chosen Project Four – Northern Territory Integrated Eye Care as her preferred project to support.
We are very proud of Freya; she is a wonderful role model and her actions truly embody ‘others before self’.
Freya with banners

St Aidan’s Old Girls’ Certificates of Commitment
At a special assembly last Thursday, one student from each year level was presented with the St Aidan’s Old Girls’ Association Award for overall commitment and dedication towards everything they attempt. Congratulations to the following girls for this wonderful achievement.

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

The Kelly-Anne Kopittke Memorial Prize was also presented. Congratulations to Holly Snowden – Year 2.

Annual Awards Ceremony
Congratulations to the following students who received Academic Excellence Awards at the Annual Awards Ceremony on Monday evening of this week. Academic Excellence Awards are based on the Grade Point Average (GPA) of a 15 point scale. Students in Years 4-6 are eligible for this award if they received a GPA of 13 or above on their academic performance in Semester One and Term Three in the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography.

Year 4
Sophia Evenden
Remy Hancock
Kailyn Jayasuriya
Ava Robinson
Yolanda Wang

Year 5
Cass Chan
Isabelle Dunn
Vanning Kuo
Audrey McGregor
Poppy Morrison
Regan Saayman

Year 6
Hannah Baillie
Camille Bloomfield
Hannah Doncon
Isabel Goffage
Felicity Horrocks
Angela Hu
Ella Jackson
Abigail Jones
Claire Jung
Eliska McAuliffe
Laura McGlennon
Amelia Perry
Grace Smith
Adheera Warrier
Freya Woodman
Novia Yin

Junior School Dux – Camille Bloomfield, Hannah Doncon, Eliska McAuliffe

Year 6 Citizenship Award – Adelaide Morgan

New Student Orientation Day
On Monday 26 November, new students to the Junior School in 2019 will join current students to spend some time getting to know their new classmates and teachers in preparation for the start of the new school year.
Prep and Year 1 students (2019) will be involved from 8:45am -10:30am. Years 2-6 students (2019) will take part from 8:45am-2:00pm.
Current students are to wear their school uniform as per a normal Monday’s timetable.
Current parents are welcome to join new parents to St Aidan’s for morning tea in the Library at 8.45am.

Prep Late Night
The Prep girls had a wonderful time on Friday with their Annual Late Night. It was a night of fun and frolicking around our school after dark. We put on our dancing shoes and participated in a ‘Disco’ themed party. Lisa from ‘Footsteps’ dance company taught us an exciting routine with dance moves from all around the world. We even got to dance to our favourite numbers from ‘The Greatest Showman’.
We had a yummy dinner and afterwards we had a piñata! After dark, we went on a torch walk searching for wildlife around the school (and found some). It was then time to change into our PJs and set up camp in the classroom.
It was an exciting night, full of big smiles and laughter!
prep late night

Anglicare Christmas Collection – All donations welcome
xmas hamper
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

Christmas Tree (decorated by Junior School students) – Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
The girls in the Junior School have created a beautiful tree as part of the Christmas celebrations for 2018 at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. They worked very hard on this project and each one of the individual cones were constructed by Junior School students’ hands. Girls in Year 7 helped them to place the pieces on the tree.
The tree will be on display in the centre from this Saturday 10 November – Monday 24 December (Level 3, near David Jones). Visitors to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre are invited to

1. Pick up a Christmas Tree Trail Map from the Information Desk (Located Level 2, Near Country Road)
2. Find all the Christmas Trees decorated by local kindies and schools to write down the 7 hidden codes
3. Complete your Trail Map and visit the Information Desk to collect your FREE Christmas Surprise
4. Plus, don’t forget to VOTE for your favourite Christmas Tree with the top 5 receiving a total of $5,000 worth of Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Gift Cards.) *Winners announced Thursday 27 December via email once all votes are counted.
Indooroopilly Christmas Tree

Important Dates Term 4, 2018

Code Camp
Students in Year 2 to Year 6 are invited to attend a Code Camp during the Christmas holidays. This camp will be held from December 19-21 at St Aidan’s Junior School and will be fully supervised by qualified coding staff. This week, students will bring home a flyer outlining further details regarding registration and times. This is an excellent opportunity for girls to learning about coding and programming with friends. The two programs on offer are:

Spark:
A popular camp for students in Year 2 to Year 6 and a good introduction to coding. If your child has never attend Code Camp before, this is the program they need to register for.

3D World Builders:
If your child has completed the Spark program before at another location, this camp expands on those skills learned. In this program, they will learn about the world of pure JavaScript and creating apps. This is for students aged 8-13.

 St Aidan’s Outside School Hours Care: Vacation Care Program
OSHC T4 2018

BOOKINGS CLOSE FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER! SECURE YOUR SPOT!
The School Holidays are just around the corner and we can’t wait to show you the fun-filled and exciting activities we have planned in our December/January School Holiday Program. Further details of the program can be found here.
Bookings for the St Aidan’s OSHC December/January School Holiday program opened Monday 5 November. If you require care for the upcoming School Holiday period please return your booking form before 23 November 2018.

How do I book?
Complete the official booking form attached to the program. For further details please email oshc@staidans.qld.edu.au.

What is the cost?*
$60 per day. Incursions and excursions incur additional costs. These are compulsory for all students and therefore you are able to claim CCS for these.

What are the hours of operation?
The service is open from 7.30am until 6.00pm.

How can I obtain more information?
If you would like further information regarding our OSHC program or if you would like to make a booking, feel free to contact me via mobile on 0423 547 653 or email on oshc@staidans.qld.edu.au.

Palu Ingram
Outside School Hours Care Coordinator - SSA

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Junior Sport

Please click here for the Junior School Training Schedule for Week 6 and Week 7, Term 4.

West Taylor Bridge Friday Clubs Competition Semester 2 Interschool Sport
The 2018 Walter Taylor Bridge competition concludes this week and I would encourage all girls to commit to their final week of training at Ambiwerra.

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 Time: 6.45am – 7.45am

2019 Beyond Athletics
The 2019 Beyond Athletics continues 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)
The Junior School is offering five sessions at the school pool. One compulsory session is required should your daughter be wishing to make the Andrews Cup team - 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 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.

Holiday Training
Holiday training will commence on Thursday 29 November 2018 at the school pool from 3.30pm-5.00pm.
The program will offer four sessions a week (Tuesday and Thursday 7.00am-8.30am and 3.30pm-5.00pm) as of 29 November 2018 through to and including Thursday 20 December 2018.
The sessions will then recommence on 15 January.
Training sessions offered:
holiday training

Holiday Swim Camp
St Aidan’s Junior School will be conducting a Swim Camp during the January 2019 school holidays on Thursday 24 at Dunlop Park Swimming Complex and Friday 25 January at St Aidan’s School Pool.
An information letter providing further details for the camp has been distributed to all students from Year 1- Year 5. The Swimming Camp will run for one and a half days with commencement time at 9.00am on both days and a finishing time of 3.00pm on Thursday and 12 noon on Friday.
The program will include pool training sessions with a specific focus on dives, finishes, turns, stroke correction, stretching, individual and team races and team building. The girls will be provided with morning tea on both days as well as lunch on the Thursday. The camp is for those girls who intend to swim for the school in 2019 and are competent to swim a minimum of 25m in swim squad training.

2019 Andrews Cup Touch Football and Tennis Trials
With dates already set for next year and the Andrews Cup Touch Football and Tennis competitions being held on Tuesday 19 March, nominations are being called from Year 3 to Year 5 girls (current 2018). Girls interested in either of these sports are to confirm their interest by providing their names to their class teachers. The Andrews Cup teams will be named in Week 4 of 2019 where the team selection will be based on skill, game application, combinations and attendance. New students who commence at St Aidan's will be provided the opportunity to nominate for a position in the team and will train for two to three weeks whilst final team selections are being made.

Congratulations Isabel Goffage
Congratulations to Isabel Goffage who competed at the Queensland U10-U12 competition in November. Isabel was named Captain to lead the Metropolitan West team where she has successfully been selected to represent Queensland at the National Titles in Western Australia from 12-20 December 2018.
Best of luck, Issy!
Isabel Goffage

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.

key dates wk 6

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Junior Music

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

Congratulations – AMEB EXAMS
Congratulations go to Amelia Perry and Abigail Jones who recently completed their grade 4 AMEB piano exams and Tia Perry who completed grade 1 AMEB piano. Well done girls.

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 (see bio below) 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.

Introducing Tijana Kozarcic – Harp Tutor
Tijana Kozarcic is a Brisbane based professional harpist. After finishing her Master of Music degree at the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade(Serbia), she moved to Australia and completed a Master of Music degree at the Queensland Conservatorium under the instruction of professors Sayo and Sebastien Lipman.
Besides teaching, Tijana performs extensively as a solo, orchestral and chamber musician. She has performed the Debussy’s Danse Sacree et Profane for harp and strings with the Revision Orchestra and Handel’s Harp Concerto in B-Flat Major as a soloist with the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as a soloist in concerts organised by the Harp Society of Queensland.
She is a casual Harpist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) and one of the Next Generation Artists in the Southern Cross Soloist's Next Generation Artist Program for 2018.
Tijana has performed with many orchestras throughout Australia, such as:
Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO), Camerata Orchestra in Neil Finn’s Concert at the Home of The Arts Performance Cente, Gold Coast, and in Kate- Miller Heidke’s Concert at QPAC, Ensemble Q - the ensemble in residence at the Queensland Conservatorium, as well as with a number of orchestras including the Amadeus Orchestra, Queensland Wind Orchestra, Queensland Philharmonia Orchestra, Ipswich City Orchestra, The Ady Ensemble, Kelvin Grove Wind Orchestra, Queensland Choir and Gold Coast Philharmonic orchestra.

Beginner Programs in Instrumental Music

Junior Singers Rehearsal Schedule – Term 4
junior singers wk 6

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 6

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.

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 in the Science and Technology Building meeting room (SG02).
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

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.

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P&F

P&F

Melbourne Cup
The P&F would like to thank everyone who attended our Melbourne Cup Lunch last Tuesday. It was a great fun day for the school community and also raised $13,000 towards the new sports shed at Ambiwerra, which is an excellent result.

We would like to once again acknowledge the very generous sponsors and prize donors for this event and ask that parents try to support them as much as possible in recognition of their support of St Aidans:
• Travel Online
• Place Graceville
• Westside BMW
• Indooroopilly Golf Club
• Fig flowers
• Tocco Italiano
• Millinery by Ange
• Papas + Pace
• OneGirlStudio
• Louise Stuart Art
• Firebloom Fitness
• Tattersall’s Club
• Next Hotels
• Banner Advertising
• Toowong Optometrists
• Stelios Papas
• Superior Fruit
• Holland & Holland

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