Form Teacher List - 2020
Please find below the full list of Form Teachers (as it currently stands); however, be aware that due to unforeseen circumstances, late changes sometimes need to be made to staffing.
Please be assured that teachers give careful consideration, taking many factors into account when placing students into classes for the following year.
Kindergarten Ms Emma Schafer, Ms Melissa Welsh (Assistant)
Prep Ms Caitlin Clarke, Mrs Narelle Levander (Assistant)/Mrs Fiona Bird (Assistant)
Year 1 Mrs Kylie Black
Year 2 Mrs Kirby Egan
Year 3 Mrs Susie Rigby
Year 3 Ms Kristine Cairns
Year 4 Mrs Cath Grant
Year 4 Ms Emma Swan
Year 5 Ms Hannah Cromarty
Year 5 Mrs Megan Hannan
Year 5 Mrs Deb Koh
Year 6 Ms Josephine Mitchell
Year 6 Ms Jann Manser
Year 6 Ms Krisztina Mesch
Last Wednesday morning, we held our Extra-curricular Assembly. This assembly provided the forum for the presentation of some very special Music and Sports awards. I also took the opportunity to highlight the myriad of activities offered in the Junior School and to acknowledge the support of our Year 6 students who have been the Leaders of many of them.
A special thank you must go to Lilyan Sullivan, School Captain for 2020 (guest speaker at the assembly), for her thought-provoking words about making the most of the opportunities provided at St Aidan’s and giving 100% to reap the rewards.
The Junior Singers and Year 6 members of Children Crossing Choir, directed by Ms Carla Trott, performed beautifully and must be congratulated.
At St Aidan’s, there are many people this year who have taken the time to encourage the girls and to support them in some way towards fulfilling their goals. I would sincerely like to thank all of our staff, external coaches, parents and friends who have wholeheartedly supported the extra-curricular life of the Junior School this year.
Special Award Recipients
Voroteliak Encouragement Award – Year 5 – Yolanda Wang
Excellence in Music Award - Year 6 – Olivia Banh
Best All Round at Sport – Year 6 – Zahra Fraser
Best All Round at Sport – Runner Up - Year 6 – Olivia Totten
Core Sports Cup
New Student Orientation Day – Monday 25 November
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.
Year 6 – “Crossing of the Road”
At 1.30pm on the last day of term (Wednesday 27 November), the Year 6 girls will mark the end of their Junior Schooling with the long awaited ‘Crossing of the Road’ into the Senior School. Surrounded by K-5 students, staff and parents, the Year 6s will have their final roll call in the Junior School, followed by a year level ‘Charma’ in the drive-through, before crossing Ruthven St through a guard of honour of Year 5 students and Senior School students. The girls will be met on the other side of the road by Senior School students and staff, and then move to the CHC for the end of year Eucharist and Assembly to finish the day.
Parents and friends are invited to join us for this special occasion.
Final Day of Term 4 - Times
On Wednesday 27 November, we will be following Friday finishing times.
Tuckshop – Last Day of Term 4
Please note that there will be Flexischool orders for tuckshop on the last day of Term 4; however, some items will be unavailable. The Flexischool website will be updated regularly.
All items of lost property currently being held in the Junior School will be placed outside the reception area during the last week of term. All unclaimed items will be sent to the uniform shop or local charities. There are many unnamed items so please encourage your daughters to check for any of their belongings.
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
Christmas Markets – Year 9 Business Venture
As part of their Business Entrepreneurship unit, the Year 9 Business students will be holding 16 Market Stalls in Eunice Plaza during lunchtime on Friday 22 November. The girls in the Junior School will be given a time to visit the Markets and purchase items for sale, if they wish.
There will be variety of products available ranging in price from $0.50 - $5. Products include jewellery, beauty, care packages, stationery, Christmas Crackers and Christmas drinks and treats.
This effort is a culmination of students learning about business planning, marketing and entrepreneurship. Learning philanthropy is part of the focus of this unit and students have chosen a range of charities in which to donate their profits to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Notification from Queensland Health - Measles
Vaccination is the best protection against measles disease.
Measles is currently circulating in the community in parts of SEQ.
Measles is a highly infectious illness that can have serious complications such as pneumonia (lung infection) and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). You need two doses of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine to be protected. Check your own and your child’s vaccination history with your GP today.
Early symptoms include fever, runny nose, tiredness and sore, red eyes. This is followed by a blotchy red rash, which often starts on the face before becoming widespread.
For more information, visit the Queensland Health website or call 13HEALTH.
Samantha Cooper (Year 6) has been selected to dance at this year’s 2019 Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols on Saturday 7 December - River Stage at Brisbane’s Botanical Gardens 4pm-9.15pm.
This is a free family event and will be televised on Channel 9 🎄🎅🏻.
Congratulations, Sam. We will look out for you on TV!
Please click here for Important Dates Term 4, 2019.