Newsletter Term 4 Week 9

Principal

MRS Karen Spiller OAM

Events
Last week we enjoyed our Year Six Transition Eucharist in Eunice Plaza and the end of year Dinner. Both were most enjoyable and special events to recognise this important time in the girls’ educational journey.

Additionally, our girls travelled to St John’s Cathedral where, together with students from some other Anglican schools, they enjoyed prayer spaces.
Thank you to Rev Gillian, Ms McGuire and Mrs Raven and our Year Six form teachers for their organisation of these special events. On Wednesday, we look forward to the formal Crossing of the Road.  

Last week also saw the Kindy Concert which was a beautiful reflection of the sweet nature of these children and of their learning this year. Thank you to all parents and family members who assisted in this huge event, the children themselves and of course, Ms Schafer and Mrs Neal.

This week sees our Year Eleven students at their Leadership Conference, the Junior School Hour of Code and St Aidan’s Got Talent.
We will end our School Year with Messy Church for our primary students and a Eucharist and Final Assembly on Wednesday.

Staff farewells

As the year closes, we acknowledge the incredible work and commitment of Mrs Kim Wickham for her nineteen years of service to our School and students. In her role as Head of Music and then Head of the Creative Arts Faculty, Kim led the music and creative arts aspects of our school with energy and passion. Since 2009, in her role as Dean of Studies, Kim has brought great oversight and focus on leading and managing the academic programs and outcomes of our students, especially girls in Years Ten to Twelve. Thank you Kim for all you have done for our girls and we wish you all the very best for your Principalship of Loreto College.

We also wish Miss Yanardasis the best for her semester of long service leave next year.

All the best as well, to all students involved in competitions over the break and for those maintaining their training over the holidays. I wish our competitors in the National Space Station Design Competition in January all the very best for their competition. Our Interact students and staff will travel to Cambodia for their service trip and staff and students also travel to Japan for their cultural and language trip. We wish them safe travels.

Once again, I thank all members of the school family for your support this year and over the last twenty-one years. Thank you to everyone who has gone out of their way to acknowledge or thank me in the last few weeks. Your thoughts and comments have meant a huge amount to me and have warmed my heart. I particularly want to thank everyone who attended the Community Farewell (aka #bestpartyever) on Friday night. It was a lovely occasion and I felt very honoured that so many were able to attend. 

I wish Ms Toni Riordan and St Aidan’s all the very best for 2018 and for the future and I look forward to following the ongoing successes of our School under her leadership.

I also wish everyone the very best for a safe and happy Festive Season.

Congratulations to:
Staff who participated in the Do it in a Dress fundraiser for girls’ education. They raised $750.
Jessica Johnson (Year 12) who has been offered a place at QUT in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music)
Helen Barrett AM (1938) who has received the Anglican Board of Mission Coaldrake Award for her contribution as a Missionary

Karen Spiller OAM

The School offices will reopen on Monday 8 January.

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Chaplain

Rev Gillian Moses

The joy of abundance
You may  have seen an ad on television for Big W’s Christmas, which begins with a man struggling to fit a huge Christmas tree through the front door. He is contrasted with a tiny, neatly decorated tree in a minimalist lounge room. Some Christmas trees are like this, says the voiceover, and some are like that.

My Christmas style is much more like the first one – not necessarily bigger is better, but definitely leaning in the direction of full blown and possibly tipping over into chaos. Less is more is not a phrase we use at Christmas, except when it comes to the budget and gratuitous shopping. It is not that I think we should overindulge, but I do think there is a theological statement behind an abundant Christmas house. 
The incarnation of God, in the person of a baby born in a manger, is an expression of generosity. God gives Godself to us, becoming vulnerable, risking danger and embracing mortality, in order to connect with us humans. In other words God gives everything. Nothing is held back.
So when we gather to celebrate the incarnation (the becoming a body of God) it is only right that we too are generous. It is why we set a fuller than usual table, why we decorate with tinsel and lights. We open our doors to people who don’t usually eat with us, we give one another gifts and generally we eat and drink more than we normally do. 
This is why I like a slightly chaotic Christmas tree and don’t really engage with overly designed decorating schemes. I collect decorations on my travels so every year, putting up the tree is an exercise is memory and an opportunity to share my recollections of this place and that experience. I also have decorations that my children made, or that we found together. I have some that I saved from my parents’ collection, because I was afraid they would thrown them out.
I also cherish the abundance of food we gather around Christmas. There are the family Christmas recipes that only get broken out at this time of year. There is the big feast (or feasts) when we know we will eat too much, but we will love it. There are too many people, too many presents, too many leftovers. 
All of this can, and I hope in my family does, represent the profligate generosity of God. Were we to start counting up all the blessings we have received in life, including the gift of God as a baby, the gorgeous planet we occupy, the richness and variety of life, and the taken-for-granted blessings of food, shelter and modern medicine, then we are drowning in gifts each and every day. On at least one day of each year, it is good to share the generosity around.
To that end, may I encourage you also to share the blessings? Not just with family and friends, but especially with those we don’t know. You may already have given to the Anglicare drives here at school, or through your favourite charity. If not, look around and find a cause you want to support. If you send Christmas cards, consider buying charity cards. It is easier than ever to share a little bit of Christmas with others through the various giving trees to be found in every shopping centre. And if you are feeling really generous, you may invite someone without family to be part of your family for the day, or help out with serving Christmas lunch to those living in emergency accommodation or spending Christmas in hospital. You are limited only by your interest and you skill with a google search! 
And however you spend Christmas this year, whether it be beautifully chaotic or minimally refined, I hope that the blessing of the Christ child is present among you and your family.
Blessings
Rev Gillian

Christmas Services

St Matthew’s, Sherwood (Cnr Oxley Rd and Sherwood Rd):
Sunday 10 December 9.00 am – St Matt’s “Shoe Box Nativity” service. All-age, friendly, fun and we will be making, as households, a shoe box nativity.
Christmas Eve (Sunday 24 December) 6.00 pm – “Messy Christmas” – combing Messy Church and a Nativity play using anyone present who would like to get involved. A great close to Messy Church for 2017.
Christmas Eve (Sunday 24 December) 10.30 pm – Holy Communion and Carols (Contemporary)
Christmas Day (Monday 25 December) 8.00 am – Holy Communion Christmas morning service (contemporary)

St John’s, Oxley (California Rd, Oxley):
Sunday 10 December 4.00 pm – Carols and Sausage Sizzle in the grounds of St John’s (California Rd, Oxley)
Christmas Day (Monday 25 December) 8.00 am – Holy Communion Christmas morning service (traditional)

St David’s, Chelmer (Chelmer St East, Chelmer):
Sunday 17 December, 5pm onwards – St David’s Christmas Festival:  Free activities for children, Homemade Christmas Store (gifts, food and drinks available), Carols from 6.30pm
Christmas Eve (Sunday 24 December) 6.30pm - Family Worship with Holy Communion
Christmas Day (Monday 25 December) 8am – Traditional Holy Communion

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Senior School

Sport

St Aidan’s Club Touch & Club Netball (2018)
Senior School Sport Holiday Training Schedule
St Aidan’s 2018 Swimming Camp

St Aidan’s Club Touch & Club Netball (2018)
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 girls who represent St Aidan’s in these sports. Over the last two years we have entered a St Aidan’s junior and senior development touch team in local club competitions. The feedback from the girls has been positive and we have been impressed with their development. 
St Aidan’s has recently affiliated with Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association (BMTA) at White’s Hill and Western Districts Netball Association (WDNA) at Graceville. We believe that providing an opportunity for students in Year 7-10 to play together with their peers in strong club competitions will allow the girls to gain valuable playing experience and ultimately make them more competitive during the QGSSSA season.  
At this stage, we are assessing the level of interest from parents and students. Please click here to view more information about each of the competitions, to register your interest and to be included on the relevant mailing lists.  Registrations will close on Thursday 25 January. 

Holiday Training Schedule
Over the Christmas Holidays the following training will be available for Senior School students- 
Swimming
•Strength & Conditioning
•STA Run Club

Please click here for details.

2018 Swimming Camp
As part of our lead up to the 2018 QGSSSA Swimming competition St Aidan’s is running a training camp for those girls who are interested in representing the school this season. The camp will provide a great opportunity to develop competition and training goals, improve training technique and to foster team spirit. The camp will be held on Thursday 18  2018 - Friday 19 January 2018 at The Southport School. The cost is $225.00 per student. Full payment is due at the time of booking. Payments can be made via www.flexischools.com.au from now until Monday 8  January 2018. Search for St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School and select your daughter’s year level from the drop down box on the left (see picture below), then select St Aidan’s Swimming Camp 2018 and follow the prompts. 
Please note, there will be no refunds for students who withdraw from the trip. Further information and the appropriate swimming forms are to be sent to Ms Hole – swimming@staidans.qld.edu.au  and can be found on the swimming page of the sports portal or on the sports app.
swimming camp 

 

 

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Music

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Keyboards for Sale
The music department currently have 27 x M-Audio 49 note electronic keyboards for sale for $100 each. These instruments can be used with headphones for practice and can also be plugged into a computer for use with midi-software. If you would like further information or are interested in purchasing, please contact Mrs Figliano music@staidans.qld.edu.au

Private Tuition Enrolment 2018
As we are approaching the end of 2017, we are now taking enrolments for private music and speech and drama tuition for 2018. 
During 2017, over 300 St Aidan’s students participated in the private tuition program and we welcome any continuing or new enrolments for 2018. St Aidan’s employ highly qualified private tutors to teach all string, woodwind and brass instruments in addition to piano, voice and private speech and drama. All students enrolled in the private tuition program also have the chance to participate in one of the many extra-curricular ensembles at the school.  
By enrolling now, parents can be assured that lessons will begin promptly in 2018. Please follow the link below and please contact Carla Trott c.trott@staidans.qld.edu.au or Sue Figliano s.figliano@staidans.qld.edu.au if you have any further questions.
Link to enrolment form:
https://secure.netols.com/schools/gateway/intranet_gateway.cfm?eu=TU-CD1ECB42-C292-7EED-BE73B2DE78B58B7A-CD1ECB43-C292-7EED-BE1057D7703411E8           

Extra-Curricular Music Sign On
The Extra-Curricular Music Calendar for 2018 has now been finalized. You are invited to follow the link below to sign on for choirs, string ensembles and bands for next year.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YPJRPXX 
Please direct any questions to Music@staidans.qld.edu.au        

Events Calendar

2018 Rehearsal Schedule
Weekly instrumental rehearsals are held in the CHC.

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
(Yrs 7-12, auditioned)
Corelli Strings (Yrs 7-12)
Chamber String Ensembles: Volar Strings, Da Capo Strings, Allegro Strings, Arco Strings, Four Seasons Strings (auditioned)
Vivaldi Strings (Yrs 5-7)
Dolce Strings (Yrs 2-4)
Staccato Strings (Beginner Ensemble)
Year 1 and 2 Beginner Strings Program
Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Corelli 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 4-7)
Yr 4 Beginner Band Program 
Yr 3 Beginner Band Program (Semester Two only)
Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Corelli Strings)

 

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Junior Jottings

Mrs Louise Mcguire 

Year 6 Dinner
New Student Orientation Day
Kindergarten – End of Year Concert
Year 6 Geography Presentations
STEMies – Term 4

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped ensure that our girls have had yet another wonderful year in the Junior School: to the teaching and support staff for their dedication, professionalism and care of the students; to parents for their much appreciated assistance and support; and of course, to the girls, for their hard work and enthusiasm in the classroom and when participating in the extra-curricular life of the school. Please enjoy a safe and relaxing vacation and a happy and Holy Christmas. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Please note that you will receive Semester Two student reports electronically. Reports should be finalised early in the holidays. Class lists will also be emailed to families at the beginning of the vacation. 

Year 6 Dinner
Last Thursday evening, the Year 6 girls were involved in a special celebratory Transition Eucharist and Dinner. Thank you to the following people for their special contributions to this memorable occasion – Reverend Gillian Moses; Year 6 Teachers – Jann Manser and Jo Mitchell; Class Reps – Nadyne McKinty and Ivy Woolley; and all of our wonderful support staff. I would also like to particularly congratulate all of the Year 6 girls for their involvement in the evening. 

New Student Orientation Day
On Monday, we welcomed many new students for 2018 into the Junior School classes for Orientation Day. With smiles on their faces and a great feeling of excitement, students met their class teachers for 2018. Students in Prep and Year 1 participated for the morning session only, and students in Years 2 – 6 combined enjoyed the opportunity to interact with their new classmates until after lunch.

Kindy – End of Year Concert
I had the pleasure of attending the Kindergarten end of year concert in the CHC on Friday of last week (along with many St Aidan’s staff and Kindy family members and friends). 
It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience - the children delighted us with their beautiful singing and actions. They were simply magnificent!
Emma Schafer and Melissa Welsh must be congratulated for the time and energy they devoted to the creation of such a professional production. Thank you also to all of the parents who helped create the costumes; to the Class Reps Kachina Taylor and Belinda Murray; and to all of the parents who contributed to the delicious afternoon tea feast! Your support of the St Aidan’s Kindergarten is very much appreciated.   

Year 6 Geography Presentation ‘Walking Two Worlds’
‘Education is the key to a better life for every child and the foundation of every strong society……’ Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF
Following our unit in History last semester, we continued our journey to further understand the impact the 1901 Act had on our First Nation people but this time in our Geography ( 6 Geography Task Term 42016 ) unit with the focus on education.
Aunty Teresa once again visited us and spoke about the challenges Aboriginal children face in the education system. She opened our eyes to many areas for the girls to research: health, language, physical environment, culture, intergenerational trauma, finance, acceptance, and more.
Girls researched and compared the statistics of educational outcomes between Aboriginal students and other Australian students. The girls then developed Inquiry Questions to investigate and present possible solutions to present to the wider school community and invited guests.
Quite a few students contacted experts in their field, including Dr Chris Sarra, Dr Van Issum, Simon Birmingham (The Minister for Education) and of course, Aunty Teresa.
The girls prepared and presented their responses either digitally or non-digitally. For example they used Scratch, iMovie, Explain Everything App, Book Creator App, Kahoot!, Power Point, Prezi, Do Ink App and Minecraft. Many students used 3D materials like cardboard, balsa wood and natural flora.
Some of the artefacts the girls designed included courses for pre-service teachers, websites with suitable curriculum to engage First Nation students, an electric maze to encourage more students to study medicine and science, school classroom environments which were culturally sensitive, mobile classroom, confidence box to inspire and assist students, books to inform parents and students, apps to connect to professionals in their field, videos for learning and inspiring Aboriginal children. The girls were creative in their solutions.
Mrs Jackie Child
JS geography

STEMies Term 4
3D printing refers to the additive manufacturing process that builds a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model created by computer-aided design software (CAD).  STEMies Club girls this term designed and 3D printed an object. They learnt how to use TinkerCad software to design an avatar or an object of their choice, then how to save their work as an STL. file and export it. It was loaded into Cura software to be printed on our 3D printer. The girls loved watching their models being made layer by layer.
The students finished the term by creating a way of storing their models. The balsa wood was popular to build platforms, tables and frames. 
It was another fun term of incorporating many STEM elements in our Junior Library Makerspace.
Mrs Child
STEMies 3

Congratulations
Hannah Doncon (Year 5) will play the part of Iris, one of the younger Dancing Princesses in the Brisbane Arts Theatre Musical Production of The Twelve Dancing Princesses which runs from 20th January to 17th March. She will also perform in I've been wanting to ask you produced by The Good Room Project in the Australian Performers Market at the Powerhouse in February 2018. Hannah will also play Mary in the nativity at the Community Carols, Bowman Park Bardon with St Mary's Anglican Parish on the 5th December.
We wish Hannah all the very best for her performances and a very busy time ahead!

School resumes on Tuesday 23 January 2018

 

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Junior Sport

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Sports Schedule Week 9      

Swimming Squad Training (Target Andrew 2018)
Preparation for the 2018 swimming competition season has commenced at the school’s pool. 
Squad trainings are based around preparing our girls for the competitive swimming season in 2018 (Andrews Cup, District and Interschool).  Girls are required to have a certain level of swimming ability as a prerequisite for involvement (please see below). Training sessions aim to provide our girls technical correction, with a focus on race preparation and endurance.
Sessions are available to girls in Years 1 – 6.
Girls attending trainings from Year 3 - Year 6 should be confident in swimming 25 – 50m repeatedly in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke and they must also be able to perform a dolphin kick. 
Girls attending trainings from Year 1 and Year 2 must be comfortable in swimming 25 m repeatedly in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke.
Girls must sign-in the St Aidan’s swimming attendance book at the pool for every session that they attend.
The Junior School 2018 training sessions will recommence on Monday 22 January with the school offering four afternoon squad sessions and one morning session at the school pool.
Swimming training
As a courtesy to staff and other coaches, please note the finishing times for each session.
Please note that there is no training on Wednesday 29 November due to it being the last day of school.

Holiday Training 
Holiday training will commence on Thursday 30 November 2017 at the school pool from 3.30pm-5.00pm.
The program will offer two sessions a week (Monday and Wednesday afternoon from 3.30-5.00) as of 4 December 2017 through to and including the Week 11 December 2017.
Training Sessions Offered:
Thursday 30 November School Pool 3.30-5.00pm
Monday 4 December School Pool 3.30-5.00pm
Wednesday 6 December School Pool 3.30-5.00pm
Monday 11 December School Pool 3.30-5.00pm
Wednesday 13 December School Pool 3.30-5.00pm

2018 Beyond Athletics
The 2018 Beyond Athletics concluded the official Ambiwerra sessions last Wednesday with the optional session to be held 2 December 2017 at the Sherwood Arboretum.  Congratulations to all girls who have participated in the inaugural ‘Towards 2018’ Cross Country and Athletics Development Squad.

Holiday Swim Camp
St Aidan’s Junior School will be conducting a Swim Camp during the January 2018 school holidays on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 January at Dunlop Park.
An information letter providing further details for the Camp has been distributed to all parents via email 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 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 2018 and are competent to swim a minimum of 25m in swim squad training.    

2018 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 13 March, nominations are being called from Year 3 to Year 5 girls (current 2017).  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 2018 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.

House Swimming Carnival 
The House Swimming Carnival for students in Year 2 to Year 6 is scheduled for Tuesday 6 February at Ambrose Treacy College, Twigg Street, Indooroopilly. An information letter providing further details for the carnival will be distributed to all students in their year levels in the first week back.  A return slip will be required to be returned to class teachers on Monday 29 January 2018.  Please ensure this information is returned as soon as possible to enable rolls and supervision to be organised. Girls in these year levels will be time-trialed in the programmed PE lessons to assist in the nominations for events.

2018 Andrews Cup Touch Football Trials 
The Andrews Cup Touch Football competition is being held on Tuesday 13 March at Kearney Springs, Ruthven Street, Toowoomba.  Trainings will commence in Week 2 of Term One (Wednesday 31 January 6.45 – 7.45am and Friday 2 February 6.45 – 7.45am) with a focus on skill development and match play. New students who commence at St Aidan's in 2018 will be provided the opportunity to nominate and train for a position in the team.  The Andrews Cup teams will be named in Week 4 of 2018 where the team selection will be based on skill, game application, combinations and attendance. 
Training Dates and Times
Touch Football at Ambiwerra
Commencing Wednesday 31 January 2018 
Wednesday Ambiwerra Time 6.45am – 7.45am
Friday Ambiwerra Time 6.45am - 7.45am

2018 Andrews Cup Tennis Trials 
The Andrews Cup Tennis is being held on Tuesday 13 March at University of Queensland.  Trainings will commence in Week 2 of Term One (Wednesday 31 January 6.45am - 8.00am and Friday 2 February 6.45am – 7.45am) with a focus on skill development and match play. The Andrews Cup teams will be named in Week 4 of 2018 where the team selection will be based on skill, game application, combinations and attendance. New students who commence at St Aidan's in 2018 will be provided the opportunity to nominate and train for a position in the team.
Training Dates and Times
Tennis at Ambiwerra
Commencing Wednesday 31 January 2018 
Wednesday Ambiwerra Time 6.45am – 7.45am
Friday Ambiwerra Time 6.45am – 7.45am

2018 Cross Country Training
Cross Country training will commence on Wednesday 31 January from 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm.  This training is designed to enable the students to improve their general fitness before the Junior School Cross Country which is to be held on Thursday 22 March at Ambiwerra. Whilst sessions are mainly designed for girls in Years 2 - 6, younger students are also welcome to attend.  Two training sessions will initially be available to the girls each week Wednesday 3.45pm-5.00pm and Thursday 3.45pm-5.00pm with an additional session commencing on Monday 12 February from 6.45-7.45am at Ambiwerra.  All sessions are held at Ambiwerra Sports grounds and a bus will collect students and take them back to school in the mornings and take them to Ambiwerra for the afternoons.  Parents are to collect students no later than 5.00pm at Ambiwerra. Ms Lauren Murry, our Head Cross Country Coach, will be overseeing the program. 
2018 Cross Country Training at Ambiwerra
Commencing Wednesday 31 January 2018 Time: 3.30pm-5.00pm
Wednesday 3.45-5.00pm Locality Ambiwerra Sports Fields
Thursday 3.45-5.00pm   Locality Ambiwerra Sport Fields

With the end of 2017 upon us, I would like to acknowledge and thank each of the Junior School families for their support and encouragement to their daughters in the 2017 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 field, track, pool, gym and court.  I send a very merry and safe Christmas cheer to our St Aidan’s community and wish our Year 6 girls a wonderful future. 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. 
Merry Christmas

JSport key dates 

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Junior Music

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Keyboards for Sale
The music department currently have 27 x M-Audio 49 note electronic keyboards for sale for $100 each. These instruments can be used with headphones for practice and can also be plugged into a computer for use with midi-software. If you would like further information or are interested in purchasing, please contact Mrs Figliano music@staidans.qld.edu.au

Private Tuition Enrolment 2018
As we are approaching the end of 2017, we are now taking enrolments for private music and speech and drama tuition for 2018. 
During 2017, over 300 St Aidan’s students participated in the private tuition program and we welcome any continuing or new enrolments for 2018. St Aidan’s employ highly qualified private tutors to teach all string, woodwind and brass instruments in addition to piano, voice and private speech and drama. All students enrolled in the private tuition program also have the chance to participate in one of the many extra-curricular ensembles at the school.  
By enrolling now, parents can be assured that lessons will begin promptly in 2018. Please follow the link below and please contact Carla Trott c.trott@staidans.qld.edu.au or Sue Figliano s.figliano@staidans.qld.edu.au if you have any further questions.
Link to enrolment form: 
https://secure.netols.com/schools/gateway/intranet_gateway.cfm?eu=TU-CD1ECB42-C292-7EED-BE73B2DE78B58B7A-CD1ECB43-C292-7EED-BE1057D7703411E8        

Extra-curricular Sign On
The Extra-Curricular Music Calendar for 2018 has now been finalized. You are invited to follow the link below to sign on for choirs, string ensembles and bands for next year.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YPJRPXX 
Please direct any questions to Music@staidans.qld.edu.au     

Events Calendar

2018 Rehearsal Schedule
Weekly instrumental rehearsals are held in the CHC.

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 (Yrs 7-12, auditioned)
Corelli Strings (Yrs 7-12)
Chamber String Ensembles: Volar Strings, Da Capo Strings, Allegro Strings, Arco Strings, Four Seasons Strings (auditioned)
Vivaldi Strings (Yrs 5-7)
Dolce Strings (Yrs 2-4)
Staccato Strings (Beginner Ensemble)
Year 1 and 2 Beginner Strings Program
Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Corelli 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 4-7)
Yr 4 Beginner Band Program 
Yr 3 Beginner Band Program (Semester Two only)
Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Corelli Strings

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P&F

P&F

Text Hire and Uniform Shop 2018

Uniform Shop General Sales Wednesday 17 January 10.00am - 2.00pm
Thursday 18 January 10.00am - 2.00pm
Friday 19 January 8.00am - 2.00pm

Text Hire Collection (P&F Room) Friday 19 January 8.00am-2.00pm

 

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Community

Community

Sustainable School Shop - 2nd hand uniforms

Summer Reading at Brisbane City Council Libraries

Sustainable School Shop
Second-hand uniforms can be bought and sold through the Sustainable School Shop website: www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au
See all of the second-hand uniform items currently for sale.

Summer Reading
Summer reading
Go wild with Summer Reading at Brisbane City Council libraries!

Council’s Summer Reading program kicks off from 9 December 2017 to 21 January 2018. 
Summer Reading returns these school holidays to encourage children to enjoy the experience of reading by collecting stickers to complete their Summer Reading pocket book. Participants can collect stickers for their pocket book each time they attend a Summer Reading library event or finish reading a book. Children who have collected 10 stickers in their pocket book will receive an exciting prize as a reward! 
Summer Reading offers terrific free events and activities, including:
Cartoon and writing workshops
Live performances
Music and science activities

And, it’s free to participate.
Don’t miss out on the fun! Visit your local library this summer and get reading.
For more information about the Summer Reading program, pick up a copy of What’s On in Libraries (available late November), visit the website brisbane.qld.gov.au/libraries or phone Council on 3403 8888.

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