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/Geography.
Academic Excellence Awards
Academic Excellence Awards
Academic Excellence Awards
Junior School Dux – Annabel Bristow
Junior School - Runner Up to Dux – Regan Saayman
Year 6 Citizenship Award – Claudia Chin
Congratulations to the following students who have been awarded a Merit, Credit, Distinction or High Distinction for this year’s ICAS Writing Competition. Please bear in mind that this competition was not compulsory and only a small percentage of our girls in Years 3-6 were involved.
Year 3: Georgia Pettigrew
Year 5: Penelope Bale, Remy Hancock, Poppy Lochran
Year 6: Jinani Ariyarathne, Emma Dart
Year 3: Leila Binesh, Matilda Murray, Amber Xi
Year 4: Amelie Boyd, Porsha Cassimatis, Olivia Dunn, Penelope Herron, Isabella O’Connor, Tia Perry, Annabel Twidale
Year 5: Grace Cadwallader, Sophia Evenden, Shae Jones, Ava Robinson, Amy Tran, Yolanda Wang
Year 6: Matilda Allen, Aparna Anand, Charlotte Herron
Year 3: Auhona Aditya, Isabella Butler, Lulu Lochran, Elizabeth Shonhan, Zara Smith
Year 4: Inez Hancock, Sophie Lin, Maggie Masterson, April Palling, Harriet Pillans, Mira Wang-Lee, Sydelle Zhang
Year 5: Seoirsin Greer, Kailyn Jayasuriya, Annika Turley, Jasmine Walsh
Year 6: Isabelle Dunn
Year 6: Vanning Kuo
Kidpreneur 2019 – Market Stall
Kidpreneur 2019 gave thirty-four Year 5 and 6 girls the chance to experience the excitement of creating and building a new business. This year, the girls were focused on creating a product that would help to solve a problem they identified in the community. The girls got to work brainstorming where they would like to see change in the world. They touched on issues of eliminating plastic waste, encouraging reading for our students, solving friendship issues, promoting kindness and gratitude to name just a few.
On Wednesday 6 November, a Market Stall was held in the Junior School Courtyard. Bookmarks, badges, lip balms, positivity stones, pom pom pets, pencil toppers, recycled plant pots and handmade soap were on display and sold at the 2019 Stall Day.
From sales and donations, the 9 businesses raised $1,130.25 which was donated to the Starlight Foundation. This was a massive achievement and a credit to all students and Ms Caitlin Clarke and Ms Hannah Cromarty who led the program.
If you want to turn an idea into a business this club is for you! See you in 2020.
Andrews Cup Gymnastics
Students from Years 2-6 competed at Somerville House in the Andrews Cup Gymnastics last Thursday. The girls have been training for many weeks (lots of early mornings) and must be congratulated on their individual and team performances. They were competing against gymnasts with vast amounts of experience and should be proud of the manner in which they conducted themselves in such a competitive environment. Special congratulations to the D2 team for placing second in their competition.
Thanks must go to all of the parents for their support - ensuring the girls were at the early morning training sessions on time, cheering and praise for all competitors on the day, and for the time devoted to the immaculate hair styles! Thank you also to Ms Jeanes-Fraser for co-ordinating Gymnastics, Mrs Cath Grant for her support at training sessions, and the Splitz coaches who helped prepare the girls for this event. Special mention must also go to the Gymnastics Captain, Ella Smith for her assistance and leadership during trainings and the Andrews Cup competition
Andrews Cup Invitational Basketball
Three teams of very energetic girls from Year 4-6 participated in the Invitational Andrews Cup Basketball Carnival at Coomera also last Thursday. Many games were played and won throughout a long day of competition.
Congratulations to all of the girls for their enthusiasm, determination and skill throughout the carnival. We are very proud of the overall outstanding results – the Open team placed second in their A Division competition and our B and C Division teams placed third in their competition.
Thank you to all of the parents for their support at the event. Also, thank you to coaches Mrs Kirby Egan, Ms Hannah Cromarty, Raquel Spies, Charlie Bell and Lily Van Gilst for ensuring our girls were well prepared for the competition, and to Ms Jeanes Fraser for co-ordinating the teams.
Finally, our Basketball Captains Regan Saayman, Grace Scroggie and Lillian Walker must be commended for their outstanding leadership throughout the season.
New Student Orientation Day
On Monday 25 November, new students to the Junior School in 2020 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 (2020) will be involved from 8:45am -10:30am. Years 2-6 students (2020) 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 last Friday at their Annual Late Night. It was a night of fun and frolicking around our school after dark. The girls put on their dancing shoes and participated in a ‘Disco’ themed party. Shantelle from ‘Footsteps’ dance company taught them an exciting Lion King routine with dance moves to “I just can’t wait to be King”. The girls had a yummy dinner and afterwards they had a piñata! After dark, they changed into their PJs and set up camp in the classroom. It was an exciting night, full of big smiles and laughter!
Last week was the final week of student borrowing of books from the Junior School Library, as we prepare for end of year stocktake. Notices regarding outstanding resources have gone home. It would be greatly appreciated if all books could be returned by the start of Week 7. Students are able to borrow throughout all holidays except the Christmas break as this is the time that stocktake occurs.
Over the holidays, please make use of the fabulous facilities and books available through Brisbane City Council Libraries. They have a great program of free holiday events which will be in the next ‘What’s On’ magazine and of course they are always available for book borrowing. The Brisbane Square Library is now open until midnight several evenings a week for late night borrowing and they also have some lovely evening events open to families in the lead up to Christmas.
Story Box Library and Wheelers eBooks can be accessed throughout the holidays – please email Megan Daley at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on how to log in if you do not already have them.
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.
• Non-perishable Xmas foods
• Non-perishable family foods
• Christmas decorations
• Board games
• Christmas themed reusable bags in which to pack the donations
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