Newsletter Term 4 Week 7 2019

Principal

Ms toni riordan

Year Twelve students
The 2019 seniors left with dignity and continued to be excellent role models until the end. The girls enjoyed a full week of activities blended with celebrations. One of the highlights for me was their creative and uplifting year 12 performance at the Final Assembly; what a delight to see such talented musicians and the whole cohort performing, “Don’t Stop Me Now” so wholeheartedly! We wish the girls and departing families all the best for the future and look forward to them staying in touch with us. Thank you to all staff involved in arranging the events of the last few weeks. Thank you also to the P& F Association and Year 11 parents and students who provided such a beautiful breakfast for our departing Year 12 students and their families.

Junior School Extra Curricular Awards Assembly
We celebrated the extensive commitment and involvement of our junior school students at the Junior School Extra Curricular Awards Assembly last week. I commend all students and staff on their active enjoyment of so many sports, musical ensembles and community activities and clubs. Congratulations, in particular to the following girls who were awarded the peak awards:

Music
Voroteliak Encouragement Award – Yolanda Wang
Excellence in Music Award – Olivia Banh

Sport

Best All Round at Sport –Zahra Fraser
Best All Round at Sport - Runner Up – Olivia Totten

Staff News
We congratulate Mrs Susan Figliano (1991) who will take on the PAR (Position of Added Responsibility) Music role next year. We look forward to welcoming Mrs Shannon Tobin, current Head of Co-Curricular Music at Clayfield College next year to join us as our new Head of Music Performance. Sue’s responsibility will include leadership of our classroom program from Kindy to Year 12. Of course, Sue will continue to be closely involved in our extra-curricular bands program. Shannon will take responsibility for the coordination of our instrumental music program and leadership of extra-curricular music.

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Mrs Meg Bishop, Year 8 Coordinator will leave us at the end of the year. While sad for us, it is an exciting promotional opportunity, which Meg has accepted at West Moreton Anglican College. We congratulate Meg on her appointment as Assistant Head of Middle School at West Mac and look forward to farewelling Meg in our St Aidan’s way, in the final weeks of the year. We look forward to Dr John Cantwell joining our pastoral team in the Senior School, as he takes up the position of Year 9 Coordinator, in 2020.

We also wish our long-standing Scientific Officer, Sandy Parsons, the very best as she transitions into retirement and leaves us at the end of the year.

Congratulations
Milla Testarotta (Year 10) who has been selected for the State 2019 ‘in Residence’ program in December, at the Gallery of Modern Art and Griffith College of Art.
Samantha Cooper (Year 6) who has been selected to dance at this year’s 2019 Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols on Saturday 7 December.

Best Wishes
• To Year 10 and 11 students who continue with their Block Testing
• To Year 6 students for their Eucharist and Dinner celebrations
• To Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 students for their swimming event on Thursday
• Junior School students and their significant males who will attend TechMates on Thursday evening.
• To our Kindy students and staff for the highly anticipated Kindy Christmas Concert
• To our Business students in the Senior School for their Christmas Markets to be held in The Link on Friday

 

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Chaplain

Rev Gillian Moses

Please see the chaplain’s blog on Aidan’s Central under the Living Faith tile.

Dean of Students & Academic Welfare (7-9)

Ms holly o'sullivan williams

Student Protection Officers
Red Earth

Student Protection Officers
Senior school students are regularly reminded of the St Aidan’s Student Protection Officers. Student Protection Officers are persons designated as liaison people to whom students may refer if they are not feeling safe; or to whom they make complaints of harm, inappropriate behaviour or physical/sexual abuse. The St Aidan’s Student Protection Officers are:

• Ms Louise McGuire – Head of Junior School
• Ms Holly O’Sullivan Williams – Dean of Students & Academic Welfare (7-9)
• Ms Jennie Robinson – Guidance Counsellor

Our school website has the policy and procedures document available for all members of the community, found at: http://www.staidans.qld.edu.au/our-school/quick-links/student-protection-resources

red earth

In 2020 St Aidan’s is continuing its legacy of supporting remote Indigenous communities with a unique opportunity for student in Years 7 to 11 to visit remote Indigenous Homelands in Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park in conjunction with Fairholme College Toowoomba. Dates for this immersion will be Friday 19 June – Saturday 27 June 2020.

Students will have the rare opportunity to make real connections with Indigenous Australians living on their own land with a deep connection to their culture and history. They will learn from Elders and Traditional Owners, and play with young Indigenous children.

The group will stay in safe areas on privately held Aboriginal land, not accessible outside of this setting. They will learn, make, gather, eat, give, grow and connect with Traditional Owners and Indigenous Australia. Places are limited. Please contact j.wise@staidans.qld.edu.au for more information.

 

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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

Please click read more for all Senior School sport information.

Week 8 Training Schedule
Week 8 Club Fixtures Schedule
Term 1 2020 Training Outline


Club Touch
Congratulations to our U15 team who have progressed to the Grand Final after winning their Semi Final 8-6 on Thursday. The Grand Final will be played on Thursday at 7.45pm v UQ Titans on Field 2. Good luck girls!!
As some of you would be aware we had an unfortunate issue with lighting at BMTA last week that forced them to shut down all of the field lights before the Opens Semi Finals could take place. BMTA have asked me to pass on their apologies for these issues. The cancellation of the Open’s games last week means we will need to play a Semi Final and potentially a Grand Final double header next week. The Semi Finals will be at 7pm on Field 6 and then there will be a game break while the U15 Grand Finals take place and if the girls win their Semi Final the Open Grand Final will be at 8:30pm on Field 3.
With the games back to back on Thursday it would be great to have the girls support each other before and after their games!
A reminder that you will need your Photo ID and sign in.

3 Day Swimming Camp (Non Residential)
In 2020, Head Coach Josh Smith will be running a Non Residential Swimming Camp for St Aidan’s and Hibiscus Swimming Squads. Girls are welcome to attend one, two or three days.

Venue: Hibiscus Sports Complex, Mt Gravatt.
Dates: Wednesday 15, Thursday 16 and Friday 17 January
Please note that Friday will be for St Aidan’s students only and if girls can only attend 1 day Friday would be preferable.
Time: 9.00am – 12.30pm
Cost: All 3 days ($140), 2 days ($100) 1 day ($70)
To register your interest please click here.
To RSVP, please e-mail Josh directly at hibiscus@rackleyswimteam.com.au. You will then receive payment information.

Cross Country Camp 2020
All St Aidan’s Cross Country runners are invited to attend our annual Cross Country Camp! To take place on Mon 20 - Thu 23 Jan 2020 back at our favourite venue, Gold Coast Recreation Centre, Tallebudgera. This year we will again be running with the wildlife at Lake Coombabah and spending our last day at Wet'N'Wild! We also have the pleasure of welcoming 2-time Commonwealth Gold Medal winning Marathon Runner, Michael Shelley as our guest speaker! We have a variety of other fun activities that will be a great kick start to the school year and 2020 Cross Country Season and a chance for you to get to know your fellow St Aidan's runners.

Please see the camp letter in the files section of Aidan's Central for full information. Forms and payment are due on Friday 22 November 2019. It is important to get your payment and forms sorted by this date as this is the last date that I can order training singlets. The Camp payment link is now available on Flexischools, please contact me if you require a payment plan.

Rowing News:
Some exciting new changes are coming as part of the 2020 Rowing Season. I am delighted to be able to share the news that the Rowing program will be introducing Year 7s to the opportunity to try this sport in term 2 next year. At the conclusion of the season they will come up to camp at Maroochy Waterfront Camp and Conference centre on Saturday 20th June and compete in the St Aidan’s Head of the River Regatta on Sunday 21st June 2020. The students will compete against the other year 7 crews as well as the open 1st VIII boat.

Rowing Camp Dates 2020:

This year will see year 8 , 9, 10 and Open rowers attending an away camp at Maroochy Waterfront Camp and Conference Centre. Camp will be held in the first week of the June-July holiday break. Please keep these dates free as non- attendance will affect selection into the 1st crew for each age-group. I look forward to watching the growth and success of each student in the 2020 Rowing Season!
Please click here for all camp dates.

St Aidan’s Club Sport (Touch & Netball)
Touch Football and Netball continue to be two of the most popular sports at St Aidan’s. Recently we have been looking at ways in which we can further support the development of students who represent St Aidan’s in these two sports. We have found that the girls have benefited by playing together in a strong club competition and the opportunity to gain valuable playing experience has ultimately made them more competitive during the QGSSSA season. St Aidan’s is affiliated with Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association (BMTA) at White’s Hill, and Western Districts Netball Association (WDNA) at Graceville. Please see the attached document for more information and to sign on for these sports.

QGSSSA Autumn Sport
QGSSSA Basketball, Soccer and Touch is played on Fridays in Semester 1 after school. The first round of fixtures is on Friday 6 March. Girls will have an opportunity to sign on for these sports during their first week at school and selection trials will take place on Saturday 1 February. Please keep this morning free if your daughter is intending to play an Autumn Sport in 2020. Training times will be confirmed when the girls sign on and will start in Week 2 of Term 1.

 

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Music

Please click read more for all Senior School music information

Congratulations – AMEB Results
Congratulations to the following girls who have recently completed their Speech and Drama Exams - Lucia Brice - grade 5, Mary Coell - grade 5 and Imaan Ahamed - grade 7

Harp Tuition 2020
St Aidan’s is one of few schools in Brisbane to offer a specialist Harp Tuition Program. We are very privileged to have Ms Korzacic, an accomplished performer and teacher to instruct the girls. Openings now exist for new and existing students to commence lessons on this rare and exquisite instrument for 2020. Please direct all enquires to Music@staidans.qld.edu.au

Sherwood Community Festival
Congratulations to the girls who performed at the Sherwood Community Festival last Friday evening and many thanks to Ms Carvolth and Ms Legried who co-ordinated and conducted the groups.

Symphonic Wind Auditions
All girls in Years 6-9 who are members of the Band Program are invited to audition for our most senior band at St Aidan’s – Symphonic Winds for 2020. The audition music has been sent via email and hard copies are available from the Band Room. Auditions will take place in Week 7 on Monday after school or Thursday morning before school. An audition sign-up sheet will be in the Band Room this week.

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 workshops and overseas tours.

The support group relies on the goodwill of parents to help with ticket sales, catering, publicity, and fundraising which are vital to the seamless running of concerts throughout the year. Meetings are scheduled for Monday evenings at 7:00pm in the Science and Technology Building meeting room (SG02). 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 2019
In order to assist parents and students in planning, please see the rehearsal schedule for 2019. 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.
Please click here for the 2019 Rehearsal Schedule.

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 (AMEB Grade Two and above)
• Chamber String Ensembles: Volar Strings, Allegro Strings, Arco Strings, Four Seasons Strings, Da Capo Strings (auditioned)
• Vivaldi Strings (Yrs 5-8)
• Dolce Strings (Yrs 2-4)
• Clementi Celli
• Beginner Strings Program
• Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Paganini Strings)

BAND ENSEMBLES

• Symphonic Winds (AMEB Grade Four and above)
• Con Brio Band (AMEB Grade Two and above)
• Taffanel Flutes (Yr 5 and above)
• Charma Band (Yrs 5-7)
• Back-beat Band (Yr 5 and above)
• Percussion Ensemble (Yr 5 and above)
• Taffanel Flutes (Senior Chamber Flute Choir)
• Yr 4 Beginner Band Program
• Yr 3 Beginner Band Preparation Program (Semester Two only)
• Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Corelli Strings)

2019 Music Calendar
Wed 20th Nov- Year 6 Eucharist, yr 6 students, Hillstone, 5:00pm 
Mon 6th Jan 2020 – Friday 17th Jan 2020 Summer School Music Program, All SS music students, MSG CHC Final Concert: Friday 17th Jan 2020, 6:00-8:30pm

 

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Year 9 Business Venture

Christmas Markets

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 22nd November.

There will be range 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.

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ART

Please click read more for all Senior School art information

Congratulations to Milla Testarotta in Year 10 who has been selected for the State 2019 “in Residence” program in December. This prestigious program fully funds 21 Visual Art students from around the state to do three days of intensive workshops with leading Queensland artists on site at the Gallery of Modern Art and Griffith College of Art in Brisbane. Milla will also learn about curatorial and other career pathways within the gallery.

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Junior Jottings

Mrs Louise Mcguire 

• Form Teacher List - 2020
• Extra-curricular Assembly
• New Student Orientation Day – Monday 25 November
• Year 6 – ‘Crossing of the Road’ – Wednesday 27 November
• Last Day of School – Friday Times
• Tuckshop – Last Day of Term 4
• Lost Property
• Anglicare Christmas Hampers
• Christmas Markets – Year 9 Business Venture
• Notification from Queensland Health - Measles
• Congratulations
• Important dates

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

Extra-curricular Assembly
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
Music
Voroteliak Encouragement Award – Year 5 – Yolanda Wang
Excellence in Music Award - Year 6 – Olivia Banh
Sport
Best All Round at Sport – Year 6 – Zahra Fraser
Best All Round at Sport – Runner Up - Year 6 – Olivia Totten
Core Sports Cup
Hartland House

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.

Lost Property
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.

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 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
8/11/2019
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.

Congratulations
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!
chrismas

Important Dates
Please click here for Important Dates Term 4, 2019.

 

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Junior Sport

Please click here for the Junior School Training Schedule for Week 7 Term 4 and Week 8 Term 4. 

With the end of 2019 upon us, I would like to acknowledge and thank each of the Junior School families for their support and encouragement of their daughters in the 2019 sporting program. To our Junior School girls, your commitment and dedication to St Aidan’s sport has been truly amazing and I applaud you for your tremendous spirit on the track, field, pool, court, diamond and gym. I wish our St Aidan’s community a safe and merry Christmas. Finally, to the St Aidan’s staff and coaches, sport would not be the same without your continued assistance to myself and our girls – thank you for your devotion to our girls. 2019 has been a year to shine in the sporting program and ‘shine’ our girls did!

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2020

Congratulations to our Pinnacle Sporting Award Winners
Best All Round at Junior Sport: Zahra Fraser
Runner Up – Best All Round at Junior Sport: Olivia Totten
JS SPORT

Core Sports Cup Champions: Hartland Hollywood:
Captained by: Samantha Cooper, Amelia Hefner, Poppy Morrison and Miranda Shoesmith
hartland

Walter Taylor Bridge Friday Clubs Competition Semester 2 Interschool Sport
The 2019 Walter Taylor Bridge competition concluded last Friday. The season has been a wonderful one with several teams gaining top three positions in both the Softball and Basketball. Congratulations to all girls for their fine display of sportsmanship and conduct throughout the season. A big thank you to all staff and coaches; your assistance was greatly appreciated.

2019 Beyond Athletics
The 2019 Beyond Athletics final training at Ambiwerra will be held this week on Wednesday 20 November from 3.45pm-5.00pm with an optional session to be held on 23 November 2019 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.

2020 Cross Country Preparation Training
2020 Cross Country preparation training has commenced with sessions created to enable the students to improve their general fitness leading into next year’s Junior School Cross Country season. Whilst the sessions are designed for girls in Years 2 – 6, younger students are also welcome to attend. One training session (Monday 6.45am-7.45am at Ambiwerra) is available to girls moving into the 2020 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

Swimming Squad Training (Target Andrew 2020) 
For more information, please click here. 

Holiday Swim Training
Holiday training will commence on Thursday 28 November 2019 at the school pool from 3.30pm-5.00pm.
The program will offer four sessions a week (Tuesday and Thursday morning 7.00am-8.30am and afternoon 3.30pm-5.00pm) as of 28 November 2019 through to and including Thursday 12 December 2019.
The sessions will then recommence on 14 January.
For more information please click here. 

Holiday Swim Camp (Day)
St Aidan’s Junior School will be conducting a Swim Camp (Day) during the January 2020 school holidays on Thursday 23 at Dunlop Park Swimming Complex and Friday 24 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 half days with commencement time at 9.00am on both days and a finishing time of 3pm 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 2020 and are competent to swim a minimum of 25m in swim squad training.       

2020 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 17 March, nominations are being called from Year 3 to Year 5 girls (current 2019). 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 2020 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 with for two to three weeks when final team selections will occur.

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 end 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 must collect them from the sporting fields at the designated time.

Key Dates

 

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Junior Music

Please click read more for all Junior School music information.

Congratulations – AMEB EXAMS
Congratulations to Yolanda Wang in Year 5 for her outstanding achievement completing C Mus (Certificate of Music) on Piano and Grade 4 Theory. Well done Yolanda.
Congratulations also go to Elisabeth Tan who completed her Preliminary Exam for Speech and Drama and Eloise McLennan who completed her Grade 3 Speech and Drama Exam

Harp Tuition 2020
St Aidan’s is one of few schools in Brisbane to offer a specialist Harp Tuition Program. We are very privileged to have Ms Korzacic, an accomplished performer and teacher to instruct the girls. Openings now exist for new and existing students to commence lessons on this rare and exquisite instrument for 2020. Please direct all enquires to Music@staidans.qld.edu.au

Sherwood Community Festival
Congratulations to the girls who performed at the Sherwood Community Festival last Friday evening and many thanks to Ms Carvolth and Ms Legried who co-ordinated and conducted the groups.

Symphonic Wind Auditions
All girls in Year 6 who are members of the Charma Band are invited to audition for our most senior band at St Aidan’s – Symphonic Winds for 2020. The audition music has been sent via email and hard copies are available from the Band Room. Auditions will take place in Week 7 on Thursday before school. An audition sign-up sheet will be in the Band Room this week.

Beginner String Ensemble 2019
We are excited to announce that the Beginner String Ensemble will commence rehearsals in Term 4 2019. This ensemble will be open to all beginner string students and will run on Mondays at lunchtime from 1.25-1.55pm. The rehearsals will take place in the OSHC room in the Junior School and the group will be directed by Mrs Dietz. Please direct any enquires to music@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 workshops and overseas tours.

The support group relies on the goodwill of parents to help with ticket sales, catering, publicity, and fundraising which are vital to the seamless running of concerts throughout the year. Meetings are scheduled for Monday evenings at 7:00pm in the Science and Technology Building meeting room (SG02). 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.

Junior Singers – Term 4
Week Seven No Rehearsal
Week Eight No Rehearsal

Rehearsal Schedule for 2019
In order to assist parents and students in planning, please see the rehearsal schedule for 2019. 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.
Please click here for the 2019 Rehearsal Schedule.

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 (AMEB Grade Two and above)
• Chamber String Ensembles: Volar Strings, Allegro Strings, Arco Strings, Four Seasons Strings, Da Capo Strings (auditioned)
• Vivaldi Strings (Yrs 5-8)
• Dolce Strings (Yrs 2-4)
• Clementi Celli
• Beginner Strings Program
• Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Paganini Strings)

BAND ENSEMBLES

• Symphonic Winds (AMEB Grade Four and above)
• Con Brio Band (AMEB Grade Two and above)
• Taffanel Flutes (Yr 5 and above)
• Charma Band (Yrs 5-7)
• Back-beat Band (Yr 5 and above)
• Percussion Ensemble (Yr 5 and above)
• Taffanel Flutes (Senior Chamber Flute Choir)
• Yr 4 Beginner Band Program
• Yr 3 Beginner Band Preparation Program (Semester Two only)
• Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Corelli Strings)

2019 Music Calendar

Wed 20th Nov Year 6 Eucharist • Yr 6 students Hillstone, 5:00pm
Mon 6th Jan 2020 – Friday 17th Jan 2020 Summer School Music Program • All SS music students, MSG CHC Final Concert: Friday 17th Jan 2020, 6:00-8:30pm

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P&F

Community

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Research to help families of children with eczema

Every day, thousands of Australian children suffer the effects of eczema, and families struggle with managing eczema and children’s behavioural and emotional adjustment.

Positive Parenting for Healthy Living is an adaptation of the successful Triple P - Positive Parenting Program, offering practical ideas and support for parents of children with eczema. This innovative group program is designed to help parents manage their child’s eczema more easily, help children cope with their eczema and emotions, prevent and manage difficult child behaviour, and reduce the impact of eczema on families.

Over the next few months, parents of 2-10 year old children with eczema in the greater Brisbane area are able to access Positive Parenting for Healthy Living Triple P free of charge as part of a research project through the University of Queensland and the Queensland Children’s Hospital. For more information, please visit us at https://exp.psy.uq.edu.au/eczema, contact Dr Amy Mitchell on (07) 3346 1202, or email healthyliving@uq.edu.au.

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