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Saints Alive
No 29 Term 4
10 October 2014
GROWING THROUGH GRACE; LEARNING THROUGH LOVE
From the Headmaster
What a glorious time of year to be
resuming the things we love most at All
Saints – helping children to thrive and
flourish, finding new ways to improve our
performance as teachers, coaches and role
models and sharing together that nurturing
sense of gratitude for the abundance of
gifts that come our way each and every
day. I can hardly think of a better way to
start the term than to have the inestimable
privilege of listening to our extraordinary
Year 12 musicians undertake their formal
performance pieces on Monday and Tuesday
evening. I was only able to attend the
Tuesday night session which was simply
spellbinding and by all accounts, Monday
evening was every bit as special. However
will we manage without them next year?
Their only rival for highlight of the week
was the inexhaustible Mr Thewlis thinging
a thong about Giveathong at the whole
school athembly on Tuesday! As we head
towards All Saints Day you can expect to
hear regular updates about the causes we
will be supporting and, as ever, I ask all
members of our community to get behind
this annual drive to reach out to those at
home and afar who need our help. We have
never yet managed to have a Giveathon
box returned from every child in the School.
Some I am sure would argue that even to
dream such a possibility is naГЇve, but dream
it we nonetheless will. As I mentioned at the
assembly:
2
week
Term 4 ends
• Year 12:
Friday 21 November
• Prep-Year 11:
Thursday 27 November
Term 1 2015 starts
• New Student Orientation:
Friday 23 January
• Whole School Starts:
Tuesday 27 January
MON 13 OCT
Threads Fashion
Show
“I know that all of us struggle with difficult
issues from time to time. Some of us are
struggling right now. But whatever the
challenges we face, it is so important that
we recognise the blessings that are also
showered upon us. We go to sleep in a warm
bed with a full belly each night; we attend a
school with a fine reputation in the local area
and beyond; we are part of a community
that is mutually nourishing and respectful;
we live on the beautiful Gold Coast. The
contributions we make on All Saints Day
to reach out to others in need, each of
us according to what we can manage, is
our way of saying to the world that as we
celebrate our special birthday and the many
gifts we enjoy in our lives, the present we
want most is the smiling eyes and hearts of
those people in need of a friend in the world,
and who will know, through our gift to them,
that there is a school on the Gold Coast
who is aware of their plight and anxious to
help. If all you can manage is 5 cents, then
give your five cents proudly, knowing that in
doing so you become part of an enterprise
that is so much bigger than anything we can
achieve as individuals. And when we read
out all those letters of gratitude that we
receive from the people and organizations
we are able to help, and when speakers
visit our school to tell us about the amazing
things they have been able to do as a result
of our gift, know that you have been a part
of something that ennobles us a school, and
which sends such a clear message to the
wider community about the values for which
we stand.”
TUESDAY 14
Y4-6 After School
Sport
Y4 Excursion
Year 6 Camp (14-17
Oct)
Diploma of Business
Information Session
WEDNESDAY 15
Y10 – 12 Sport
Training
Y11 Family Eucharist
So please, let’s do what we can to help this
year in the certain knowledge that every
cent raised goes directly to the people who
desperately need it.
Meanwhile I trust we are all enjoying this
sensational sunshine and delighting in the
uplifting effect it has on our spirits. There
is such a positive energy around the School
at present, evidenced in the excited chatter
and laughter that seems to drift across the
campus like a welcome breeze. It will be
a busy term of course, not least because
it is relatively short and there is much to
be done. Yet, as ever, there is also much
to celebrate. We are beginning to brace
ourselves for the poignant farewelling of
the Class of 2014 who have been such
a wonderful influence in the School for
so many years. They are ready for what
lies ahead and excited to approach the
beginning of this next stage on their journey,
but whether we are quite ready to let them
go is another matter altogether!
Let me end by offering a sincere vote of
thanks to the patient, courteous and safe
manner in which our School parents have
been negotiating the dreaded car park in
recent times. I know we still get hold-ups at
times of peak activity but your forbearance
at such times has been exemplary and,
thanks to you, we seem to be dropping off
and picking up our precious children in as
smooth and efficient way as we possibly can.
Thank you.
Patrick S Wallas, Headmaster
THURSDAY 16
Y4-6 APS Sport
Y9 �Rave in the Cave’
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FRIDAY 17
Prep Excursion
Y7-12 Sport v King’s
Junior School
FROM THE ASSISTANT HEAD OF JUNIOR SCHOOL
JUNIOR SCHOOL LED SIGN
Parents who drive in to the Junior School
car park will notice that the LED sign on the
Prep blue wall, which is so handy in passing
on messages and reminders, has not been
working now for several months. We are
aware of this and we are currently waiting
on a replacement (which must be slowly
sailing its way to us on a leaky boat from
China!). We hope to have a new sign in place
by the end of this year or at least for the
commencement of the 2015 academic year.
In the meantime parents can keep
abreast of School news by �liking’ us on
Facebook or by following us on twitter
www.twitter.com/AllSaintsGC
CAMPS
Next week, our Year 6 students will head
off to their camp at the Noosa North
Shore Retreat. It is a great camp for our
older students with obtainable, but quite
challenging, physical activities. I can’t
stress too highly the benefits of a structured
camping programme in developing children’s
social, emotional and physical growth.
This was only too evident to me when I
accompanied the Year 4 children on their
camp at the end of last term. The increase
in confidence and self-belief that those
students gained from trying and persevering
with new and unfamiliar activities was
gratifying to see. New skills were formed
(who ever thought I would ride a horse at my
age!). New friendships were made and the
children learned to be more understanding
and forgiving with each other as they lived
in close proximity over three days. Home
sickness was overcome and fussy eaters
realised that they can’t always choose
what they want to eat! Staff give up a lot
to accompany your children on camp. They
leave their own family, eat the food that the
kids eat, console crying children, bandage
scrapes and bruises and all while they are
on call for 24 hours a day. They do this
because they believe in the benefits of the
camping programme, they know that your
children will be better for the experience.
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It should be noted in relation to camp that
one trap for unsuspecting parents is to
immediately ask how the camp was when
children step off the bus - the automatic
answer to this may very well be negative
and, the older the child, the more likely this
is to be the case. If you really want to know
what sort of time a child had on camp, it
is probably better to let the stories and
excitement slowly come out in the child’s
own time. This may be over dinner that night
or even one or two days later. To put this in
perspective, remember what happens when
you ask a child what they did at school when
you pick them up at the end of any day, they
will invariably say, “Nothing!”.
Year 3 parents will have received information
this week about their camp which is to held
over two days and one night at the Burleigh
Christian Youth Camp in Week 3. We hope all
students will be able to attend so that they
can gain the benefits that a camp provides.
MRS LEFTWICH
Assistant Head of the Junior School (Pre
Prep - Year 2), Mrs Michelle Leftwich, will
be on leave from Friday 10 – Thursday 23
October. While Michelle, is away please feel
free to discuss any Early Childhood issues
with me or with Mrs Rebecca Collie, my other
Assistant Head of Junior School.
CALLING FRIENDLY DOG OWNERS
We have a programme that runs in the
Junior School called Story Dogs. In this
programme, a parent and their dog come
to the School once a week for an hour
or two for the academic year and hear
children read to their dog. Dogs of course
are totally non-judgemental and children
who struggle with their reading often are
more comfortable reading to a dog. There
is also the novelty value of this which is a
bit of a motivational factor for children to
read. One of our long term Story Dog mums
is retiring at the end of this year as her child
is currently in Year 12. We would be very
keen to hear from any All Saints parents who
would like to become a story dog handler.
The requirements are that you need a child
friendly dog and be willing to undertake
some training (at no cost to you) in hearing
children read. The commitment would be
for the 2015 academic year for one to two
hours per week on a regular day and time to
suit you. If you are interested, please contact
Mrs Jen Robin in our Ed Support Department
on [email protected]
Rod Case, Head of Junior School
BIRTHDAY BOOKS
Happy birthday and many thanks for your
wonderful birthday book donations: Ariana
Sinner 1D, Harriet McIvor 1W, William de
Ambrosis 1B and Sienna Hepburn 3F. Your
lovely books shall be treasured.
Pam Reardon, Junior School Librarian
Junior School
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Middle School
FROM THE HEAD OF MIDDLE SCHOOL
ACADEMIC PRIZES: CELEBRATION
EVENINGS
At the various Parent Information Evenings
to start the year, we explained the raft of
teaching initiatives being implemented in
the Middle School to improve transparency
and equity when it comes to application of
Standards of Achievement. We spoke of the
intention to compare �apples with apples’
so that, by the end of the year, students
would have attempted the same tasks,
under the same conditions, assessed and
moderated in the same way. We also flagged
the following benchmarks for a student to be
eligible to receive an �Academic Prize’:
• In Year 7 and 8, taking into account all
Summative assessment tasks completed
across both semesters, a student who
has attained a B+ average in English,
History, Mathematics and Science;
• In Year 9, taking into account all
Summative assessment tasks completed
across both semesters, a student who
has attained a B+ average in English,
History, Mathematics and Science, plus
a B+ average across their four Elective
subjects for the year. Core subjects (plus
Languages), being studied over both
semesters, would thus carry twice the
�weight’ of an Elective subject which is
studied over one semester only.
There’s a lot to unpack here, but perhaps
the most vexing questions are as follows:
“What counts as �Summative’
assessment?”: Students have completed a
kaleidoscope of tasks throughout the year –
all valid and important steps in their learning
journey – but each Core subject has clearly
designated one or two �Summative’ tasks
each term. These tasks were characterised
by a task sheet (with accompanying rubric/
marking schema) and were cross-marked
and moderated by the relevant teaching
team, under the supervision of a designated
Curriculum Co-ordinator.
“How do we �average’ out the marks?”:
Monday 27 October (Week 4) will be the
cut-off in terms of Summative assessment
tasks contributing to your child’s eligibility
for an Academic Prize; however, any
tasks completed after that date will still
contribute to their end-of-year report.
During Week 4, staff will globalise results
across all the Standard Elaborations
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we have been assessing to arrive at an
interim Standard of Achievement for each
subject. Some students, on profile, will
clearly meet the requirements of the B+
average, but no doubt there will be some
borderline candidates who might be painfully
close to the designated cut-off point. In
these instances, there will be extensive
consultation and reviewing of assessment
tasks by the relevant Core teacher, Year
Level Co-ordinator and Curriculum Coordinator to ensure that the final list
of awardees appropriately reflects the
expectations of the assessment programme
negotiated by each year level this year.
The finalised list of award recipients will
be acknowledged, in alphabetical order, at
their respective Celebration Evening. It is
important to note, though, that the number
of Academic Prizes awarded each year
may vary, but the standards and criteria for
eligibility (a B+ average) will not.
In addition to Academic Prizes, we will also
award �Citizenship’ and �Endeavour’ Prizes
to students across the cohort. Please note:
there is no restriction on the number of
students in each class who may receive any
of the three major prizes on offer.
We sincerely hope that the process outlined
above will allow students to continue to set
high academic goals and know, with great
assurance, if they are on line to meet their
targets. If you have any questions, though,
please contact either your child’s Core
Teacher or me at [email protected]
LITTLE BIG IDEA
If you’re a fan of Channel 7’s Sunrise
programme, you might have been a little
startled to see a young man in an All Saints
Middle School uniform front and centre last
week. Reece Hopley (Year 8) made it to the
�final 3’ in the Year 7/8 division of the Origin
Energy �Little Big Ideas’ competition with
his proposal to harness the pyro-electric
capabilities of the gemstone tourmaline to
recharge batteries. Not only did he conceive
of this amazing concept … he is fully
conversant in the Science behind it. Don’t
believe me? Check out this link from 2:14
onwards www.tinyurl.com/jvlculk
Middle School
Long story short: Reece won his division and
now travels with his family to the USA for
a week to visit NASA, Disneyworld and the
main Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum. This
is a remarkable achievement and we are so
very proud of and excited for him!
BIENVENUE ГЂ LA MAISON/
�OKAERI NASAI/HUAN YING HUI JIA/
WELCOME HOME
Over the holidays, it was wonderful to log
on to the School webpages and follow the
adventures of three different groups of
Middle School tourists – Mesdames Spinella
and Rose and our Year 9 New Caledonia
exchange students; Sensei Dalton and
her band of Year 9/10 Japanese tourists,
and LДѓoshД« Wilkes and Mr Callaghan, and
their large group of Year 9/10 Chinese
expeditionaries. All three groups spent an
extended period of time soaking up an
amazing array of cultural experiences and I
encourage you to read their recounts in this
edition of Saints Alive. Many thanks to all
the staff involved for their care, organisation,
commitment and patience … all freely given
during their own �holiday break’.
CLASS ALLOCATIONS: 2015
A reminder that next Monday 13 October
(Week 2, Term 4) is the deadline for
submitting to me, in writing, any requests
you might have regarding the class
placement of your children in 2015. Please
access the Parent Portal to read the
archived Saints Alive article on this topic
(Week 7, Term 3) or, alternatively, you may
request a hard copy of the School’s rationale
regarding requests from the Middle School
Office.
YEAR 8 TO YEAR 9 2015 SUBJECT
SELECTION FORMS
A reminder that next Monday 13 October is
also the deadline for all Year 8 students to
hand in their Subject Selection form to their
Core Teacher.
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MIDDLE SCHOOL CELEBRATION
EVENINGS
In the Middle School, each year level gets to
celebrate their very own Celebration Evening
whereby we recognise outstanding student
contributions in the areas of Academic
performance, Community Service and
Citizenship. Please mark the following date
claimers in your diaries:
• Year 7 Celebration Evening and Art Show:
Thursday 30 October (Week 4)
• Year 8 Celebration Evening and Art Show:
Wednesday 5 November (Week 5)
• Year 9 Graduation and Art Show:
Friday 7 November (Week 5)
It is an expectation that every Middle
School student attends their relevant
celebration evening and all parents and
siblings are also warmly invited to attend.
Tickets are free but need to be booked at
www.trybooking.com/FXWN. Please note:
there is no need to book a seat for your
Middle Schooler if it is their respective
Celebration Evening (we have already
allocated seating for the cohort being
featured). Also, in order to guarantee every
family a place, we ask you to try to keep to
a �four seat quota’. If you definitely need
more than four seats, please contact Mrs
Michelle Trainor in the Middle School Office
[email protected]
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS
Alex Sinclair (Year 7) recently competed at
the National Schools Skiing Titles, racing
in the combined Year 7/8 division and
placing 37th out of 65 competitors. This is a
remarkable effort … especially for a young
man from the sunny Gold Coast – a place
renowned for its surf rather than its snow
drifts!
A reminder that if there are any notable
extra-curricular achievements you’d like
acknowledged, please phone/email the
Middle School Office and pass on the
details.
LOOKING AHEAD IN THE MIDDLE
SCHOOL
Week 2
• Monday 13 October: APS Summer
Sport Training (3.30-4.45), Threads
Fashion Parade (7.00pm; HPE Centre)
• Thursday 16 October: Year 9 �Rave
in the Cave’ (7.00-9.00pm; Dell’Arte
Theatre)
• Friday 17 October: APS Sport (Round
4 v King’s)
Week 3
• Monday 20 October: APS Summer
Sport Training (3.30-4.45)
• Wednesday 22 October: Year 7
(2015): Student Orientation/Parent
Information Morning (9.00-11.00am:
Middle School Lecture Theatre)
• Friday 24 October: Inter-House Quiz;
APS Sport (Round 5 v Somerset).
Todd Harm, Head of Middle School
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
A warm welcome back to the students
and families in the Middle School as we
begin our fourth and final term in the 2014
academic year. Following what I trust was
an enjoyable and relaxing mid–semester
break, it is important that our attentions are
now turned towards individual goal setting
for Term 4, efficient time-management and
organisation, application to the task at hand
and a firm commitment to strive to reach
realistic goals and academic potential.
A positive and diligent approach to the
academic programme can only result in
attaining a feeling of personal satisfaction
and the intrinsic reward associated with
hard work and determined commitment. All
Middle School students are encouraged to
aim for the stars and finish the academic
year strongly.
WHAT IS CYBERBULLYING?
“Cyberbullying is a way of delivering covert
psychological bullying. It uses information
and communication technologies to support
deliberate, repeated and hostile behaviour,
by an individual or group that is intended to
harm others.” Bill Belsey 2007
Cyberbullying can be described as any
harassment, insults and humiliation that
occurs through the electronic mediums such
as email, mobile phones, social networking
sites, instant messaging programs, chat
rooms, web-sites and through the playing of
online games.
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Forms of Cyberbullying can include:
• Harassing and threatening messages
• Sending nasty SMS, IM’s pictures or
prank phone calls
• Using person’s screen name or password
to pretend to be them
• Forwarding others’ private emails,
messages, pictures or videos
• Posting mean or nasty comments or
pictures
• Sending sexually explicit images –
�sexting’
• Intentionally excluding others from an
online group.
Parents are encouraged to actively promote
responsible digital citizenship at all
times and to regularly monitor any online
communication as a means to averting and
avoiding potentially damaging actions or
behaviours.
www.cybersafetysolutions.com.au
ABOUT GENERATION NEXT
Generation Next is a social enterprise
dedicated to protecting and enhancing the
mental health and wellbeing of young people
and their community. Generation Next, in
association with Australia’s leading experts
on children and teenagers, is working
towards tackling the myriad of social,
cultural and emotional challenges affecting
the young people in today’s increasingly
complex world. Their goal is to increase
public awareness and understanding
about key issues that children and young
people face, and to promote and inspire
tangible change, through the provision of
authoritative, up to date, and practicallyrelevant information, strategies and advice.
Each year a number of key staff from the
Middle School attend the Generation Next
conference at Bond University on the Gold
Coast as a means to staying abreast of
current research into the mental health and
wellbeing of young people and to access
the information and strategies provided by
leading experts in the field.
Parents are encouraged to subscribe to
the Generation Next newsletter by logging
on to www.generationnext.com.au. This
publication is free and very valuable.
Julie Deane, Assistant Head
of Middle School (Pastoral Care)
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ICAS MATHS RESULTS
The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) are skills-based
assessments completed within a competition context. The 2014 ICAS Maths assessed
students’ skills and knowledge across five strands: Algebra and Patterns; Chance and Data;
Measures and Units; Number and Arithmetic, and Space and Geometry.
All Saints Middle School has once again demonstrated a capacity to perform at an
exceptional standard in external competitions, further reinforcing the value of our current
curriculum direction and initiatives in providing opportunity to build upon the core learning
experience and improving student outcomes.
Thank you to all participants, and congratulations to the following certificate recipients:
Year 7
• High Distinction: Declan Barry, Cate
Cameron, Juliet Chung, Connor Lu, Maria
Suzuki
• Distinction: Monica Chen, Caitlin
Dorrough, Madison Eggins, Skagen
Fielding, Angus Hitchcock, Adrian Jih,
Liam Lee, Neta Murphy, Indraneel Sikder,
Alex Sinclair, Jackson Wuoti, Jason Yang
• Credit: Nicholas Chen, Samuel Gates,
Izma Haider, Meg Jones, Harrison
Katsenevas, Brian Lieu, Ben Lim,
Connor Mclaren-Kennedy, Sarah Raftery,
Liam Smith, Sebastian Younan
Year 8
• Distinction: Zane Beattie, Olivia
Broadley, Jason Fan, Nina Fan, Daniela
Gaspar, Lily Kenway, Brian Ko, Kelvin
Nakahashi, Caitlin Ross, Sam Shaw,
Soobin Won, Alan Xue, Bianca Zhang
• Credit: Kira Bailey, Kiarni Burton,
Jackson Chang, Josh Chirio, Samson
Conochie, Tayla Coulson, Hudson Frigo,
Kevin Kim, Jessica Lawand, Julie Pessa,
Koagul Ravirajah, Joshua Rushton,
Veronika Semmelrock, Adam Smith,
Matthew Taylor
Year 9
• High Distinction: William Choy, Kieran
Hamley, Daniel Jones, Sharwel Lei
• Distinction: Aki Barry, Clare Cameron,
Thejan Elankayer, Liam Harris, Emily
Jacobs, Alan Lieu, Beau Lyndon, Anthony
Wallace, Chantal Zhao
• Credit: Georgie Barnao, Alec Brand,
Claire Callaghan, Daniel Campbell,
Lucy Coccetti, Daisy Fielding, Edgar
Goakes, Han Cao, Nicholaus Harding,
Jacob Henderson, Prudence Mason,
Meaghan Mcleod, Sam Pitman, Anna
Rhee, Felix Tan, Kevin Zhou.
Simone McKlaren, Curriculum Co-ordinator
LIBRARY RENOVATION UPDATE
There have been some big changes as we
prepare for our vacation of the Library over
the next two weeks. Much of the non-fiction
shelving has been removed and packed
boxes are beginning to appear as we get
ready for our temporary shift to �The Zone’
in the Senior School. We will let you know
of further developments but can assure
you that Middle School Library classes will
continue and that the recreational reading
and research resources needed by students
and staff will be available, despite being in a
smaller location. Our opening hours will also
remain the same throughout this period.
Yes, it will be a disruptive time for a while but
we are all very excited about the wonderful
future possibilities that our newly renovated
library will bring!
Senior/Middle Library Staff
AB PATERSON PUBLIC SPEAKING
The following students have been registered
for the AB Paterson Public Speaking
Competition which begins next week. Heats
start at 7:15pm:
• Year 7 - Tuesday 14 October:
Cate Cameron, Sebastian Younan, Jack
Carroll, Harrison Katsanevas, Henry
Collins, Noah Tindiglia, Connor McKlarenKennedy, Emma Maddock
• Year 8 - Thursday 16 October:
Olivia Broadley, Fenlan Miller, Adam
Smith, Jon Cornish, Lakshmi Sithirasenan
• Year 9 - Thursday 16 October:
William Choy, Finn Arrowsmith. Savannah
Tindiglia, Natesh Sivakumaran.
I shall inform the students of the session
times and room allocations as soon
as they come to hand. We thank all of
these students for their enthusiasm and
willingness to represent our School and wish
them every success.
Jan Curran, Public Speaking Co-ordinator
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Senior School
FROM THE HEAD OF SENIOR SCHOOL
WELCOME BACK
I trust everyone managed to rest up and
recharge for our final term of 2014 and
I welcome you all back, including our
Japan and China tourists, and the Duke
of Edinburgh students who completed a
challenging Carnarvon Gorge expedition. It
was great to hear the sound of students’
voices returning to School on Tuesday
morning. Please make sure you check the
online calendar to see the details of what
is on offer during another packed term
(summary below). I congratulate all our
students upon an overwhelmingly �smart’
appearance and well-presented uniforms
couldn’t help but impress this week. Our
uniform certainly deserves to be worn
with pride and I thank all parents for their
support in ensuring their children do so.
Similar congratulations to students upon
their focused start in the classroom and
towards their studies.
TERM 4 STAFF NEWS
• Mr Mathew Stein and wife Emilia
welcomed new daughter Olive Harper
Stein into the world over the holidays. All
are healthy and we wish them well.
• Mr and Mrs Bunyan have returned from
their Long Service Leave. Thank you to
Ms Carolyn Smith and Mrs Jo Farr for
filling the void during Paul and Heather’s
well-earned break.
• Mr Jason Leong will be on leave during
Weeks 1 and 2 and will be replaced by
Mrs Jenny Lawson.
• Ms Julie Klein will be on leave from
Weeks 2-5 and will be replaced by Ms
Carolyn Smith.
GIVEATHON – JUST THREE WEEKS TO GO!
This year we are supporting six major
projects that provide cheap and effective
solutions to those in need. Please get on
board as we share simple, elegant and
practical solutions with a world which
desperately needs them. Join us and make
Giveathong great in 2014. Keep filling those
Giveathon boxes!
Check out the Giveathon link at
www.giveathong.wix.com/giveathong2014#
YEAR 12 MUSIC EXTENSION CONCERT
It was also wonderful to start the term with
the Omaru Concert Series last Tuesday
and Wednesday evening performed by the
Year 12 students of the Music Extension
(Performance) course. The students:
Lachlan Grant (Saxphone), Maire PullenLattimore (Violin), Sandy Wan (Flute),
Annie Kladnig (Voice), Steffi Burns (Voice),
Lilian Papas (Voice), HeeJoo Kim (Cello),
Mckenzie Comer (Voice), Jonathon Fraser
(Guitar), Benjamin Efstathis (Piano), Reece
Reed (Cello) and Lachlan O’Keefe (Drum
Kit) performed an amazing selection of
pieces from Bach, Beethoven and Hayden
to Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and The Zutons.
A special thank you to accompanists Gaynor
Morgan, Kathy O’Keefe and Marie Nicholson
as well as the students’ talented mentors
Mrs Annabel Westhoff and Mr Scott Mason.
YEAR 12
This is the last term of school for Year
12 students and, depending on their
performance, it will have a significant
impact on their SAIs and possibly their
Levels of Achievement; I encourage all of
our Seniors to remain focussed on their
studies in the months ahead. It is a very
busy semester and includes the major test
block during the period Monday 10-Friday
14 November. I wish all Year 12 students
well in this, their final term.
2015 SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
ELECTIONS
• Wednesday 15 October: Nominations
for House Leadership close at 9.00am
• Wednesday 15 October: 2014 School
Captains announced at special Pegasus
Assembly.
• Friday 17 October: Voting for House
Leaders in House meetings.
• Tuesday 21 October: Relevant staff
contact successful Student Leaders.
• Monday 27 October: Leadership
Conference for School and House
Captains.
• Friday 31 October: 2015 School
Captains badged at All Saints Day
Assembly, and all other Leaders badged
immediately after the Assembly.
ASSESSMENT
All Assessment Schedules for Term 4 and
the Year 12 Shutdown schedule have been
published and are available for review on
the Senior School intranet. Students should
check these carefully and see their teacher
if they have any issues.
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SENIOR SCHOOL TERM 4 DATES
• Thursday 9-Monday 13 October:
Duke of Edinburgh Nymboida
Expedition
• Monday 13 October: Threads 2014
Fashion Show
• Wednesday 15 October: Year 11
Eucharist
• Wednesday 15 October: Pegasus
Awards Assembly
• Monday 20 October: Senior School
student free day (QCAA Panel Day)
• Wednesday 22 October: Year 10
Cheap Thrills presentation
• Wednesday 22 October: Musical
Showcase
• Monday 27 October: Year 11
Leadership Conference
• Tuesday 28 October: Chairman’s
Dinner
• Wednesday 29 October: Chess
Competition
• Wednesday 29 October: Senior
School Art Show
• Thursday 30 October: Shindig Film
Festival
• Friday 31 October: All Saints Day
celebration and Giveathon
• Thursday 6 November: TAM Concert
• Monday 10-Friday 14 November:
Year 12 Shutdown
• Friday 14 November: APS Sport
Finals
• Saturday 15 November: Year 12
Formal at Bond
• Monday 17 November: Final
Year 10-12 Assembly
• Wednesday 19 November:
Senior School Speech Night
• Thursday 20 November: Class of
2014 �Tunnel of Love’
• Friday 21 November: Year 12 Finish,
Graduation & Valedictory
• Thursday 20-Wednesday 26
November: Year 11 Shutdown
• Monday 24 November: Year 10 Music
Extension Assembly
• Thursday 27 November: Year 11 QCS
Trial
• Thursday 27 November: Term 4 ends
Saints Alive
WISE WORDS ON DUTY
Make it a point to do something every day
that you don’t want to do. This is the golden
rule for acquiring the habit of doing your
duty without pain. Mark Twain
Best wishes to all for a productive and
dutiful Term 4.
Steve Wright, Head of Senior School
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHEMISTRY
QUIZ
In the Australian National Chemistry Quiz,
All Saints’ Senior students achieved 12 High
Distinctions and 10 Distinctions.
Year 10
• High Distinction: Jill Chung, Sabrina
Hossain, Jui-Bin Lu, Willian Lutz and
Bella Zhong.
Year 11
• High Distinction: Alastair Butcher,
Wen-an Jih, Matthew Jones, Jeremy Lai,
Kent Nakahashi, Nitin Niranjan and Dane
Prostamo-Brown.
2015 SCIENCE OLYMPIAD SUMMER
SCHOOL - CHEMISTRY
Nitin Niranjan in Year 11 is one of only 24
students in Australia to be selected to
attend the Australian Science Olympiad
Summer School which will be held at the
Australian National University, Canberra next
January. Nitin will recieve intensive tuition in
both the theory and practise of Chemistry.
Mark David-Tooze, Head of Science
LIBRARY UPDATE
2015 TRIP TO FRANCE –
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Registrations for the 2015 trip to France
are now open. The cost of the trip is
$4,000. To register, download the letter
and pro- forma (also handed out to
students in a paper version) from
https://sites.google.com/site/asasfrancetrip2015/downloads
Hand the pro-forma to Senior
Administration with an initial deposit of
$500 (non-refundable). Registration is
now open.
Students will travel to Bordeaux from
3-26 April 2015 on a student exchange
programme. They will stay in host
families in Bordeaux and Australian
families are expected to make every
reasonable effort to host a French
student in July 2015. On the way back
from Bordeaux to Australia, we will stop
for three days in Paris where students
will be able to enjoy some of the delights
the French capital has to offer.
All the latest is available here
https://sites.google.com/site/asasfrancetrip2015
Jerome Richalot, Head of Languages
THREADS
Monday 13 October.
See page 11 for further information.
Tickets can be purchased at
www.trybooking.com/FSWC
It is anticipated that we will commence
operations in The Zone on Monday 27
October or at some stage in the latter stages
of Week 3.
Jan Curran, Middle/Senior Librarian
Senior School
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FROM THE DIRECTOR OF CAREERS & VET
CAREERS CALENDAR
• Tuesday 14 October: Southern Cross
University Schools Day, 8:45am
• Wednesday 15 October: Closing date
Griffith GUESTS programme 2015
• Monday 20 October: All Saints First
Aid Course
• Monday 20 October: Closing date ACU
Early Achievers Programme
• Monday 20 October: Bond University
Year 10 Headstart Day
• Monday 20 October: Griffith University
Girls in Engineering Day
• Friday 24 October: 2015 TAFE Vet In
Schools application closing date
• Friday 24 October: Final date for
submission of VET assessment
• Thursday 30 October: Sea World
School-based traineeship Information
Night
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING GIRLS’ DAY
Girls in Years 10, 11 and 12 interested
in careers in engineering are invited to
attend Griffith University’s A Taste of
Engineering Day on the student free day,
Monday 20 October. Girls’ Day is a unique,
hands-on experience day hosted by the
Griffith School of Engineering’s Women
in Engineering Committee. Girls’ Day is a
full-day programme of discipline specific
engineering activities which provide a
hands-on overview of practical engineering
applications. The day will be held on the
Gold Coast campus. Girls’ Day workshops
cover Civil, Electronic, Environmental and
Mechanical Engineering and Industrial
Design. For more information and
registration, please visit the website
www.griffith.edu.au/women-engineering
FIRST AID COURSE
We will be holding a First Aid Course
on the student free day, Monday 20
October, for Year 12 students. Cost of
the course is $90. Enrolment forms are
available at the Careers Centre.
Places are limited, so book early by
contacting Mrs Pettit in the Careers
Office: [email protected]
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• Thursday 11 December: Major Offer
Round for QTAC courses in creative and
performing arts
• Monday 15 December: Due date for
documentation to QTAC
• Saturday 20 December: Year 12
Results and OPs available online at
Studentconnect.qsa.qld.edu.au
• Monday 22 December: UQ Options
Evening
• Tuesday 23 December: QUT Real
Decisions Gardens Point campus,
9:00am
• Tuesday 30 December: QTAC Selection
Ranks (for non-OP students) available
via QTAC application or by phone
• Thursday 15 January: Major Offer
Round for QTAC applicationstors
attended the All Saints Careers Expo
BOND UNIVERSITY YEAR 10
HEADSTART DAY
Bond University’s Year 10 Headstart Day
is the perfect chance for ambitious Year
10 students to experience university
life. During this free event students will
uncover possible career paths, take part in
interactive activities, meet Bond’s professors
and current students, and get to know their
way around our campus. Headstart Day will
be held on the Student Free Day, Monday
20 October from 9:00am-3:00pm. Full
programme details and online registration
can be found at www.tinyurl.com/njblpd8
QUEENSLAND CONSERVATORIUM
SUMMER ROCK SCHOOL 2015
Rock School is a holiday programme
designed for high school music students
wanting to expand their skills in popular
music. The course, run by the Queensland
Conservatorium Griffith University, provides
a great opportunity for students to mix with
budding musicians from across Australia
and to work with highly experienced teachers
from the music industry. Rock School will
be held at the Gold Coast campus over
the 2015 summer vacation period, from
5-9 January. Students attend a series of
workshops taught by experts, finishing
with an end of week concert for family and
friends. Students also receive a recording
of their work. Students with practical skills
Senior School
in popular music and who are interested in
areas of recording and music technology
apply by 12 November. Visit the Rock School
website to find out how to apply.
QTAC/TERTIARY STUDY APPLICATIONS
Applications for most university and other
tertiary study courses were due on 30
September. Late applications can be
submitted. Students who need assistance
to lodge their application should see Ms
Weeks as a matter of urgency. Students
should also ensure that documentation
for any qualifications (AMEB, Diplomas,
Bridging Courses etc) must be forwarded to
QTAC no later than Monday 15 December
in order that the QTAC Selection Rank can
be allocated. Documentation not received
by that date will not be considered for the
January Major Round Offers. Please see Ms
Weeks if you have any queries.
VET STUDENTS
Year 12 students completing a VET Course
through our School programme, Business, IT
and Hospitality, are reminded that the final
date for submission of all assessment is
Friday 24 October. No assessment will be
accepted after that date.
Year 12 students completing a VET Course
through an external organisation (eg TAFE,
School-based trainees etc) may have a
different, and possibly earlier, closing date
due to the reporting requirements of those
organisations. Students should ensure
they liaise with their Trainer to be sure
they are aware of the final due dates. Any
qualifications which are incomplete will
not appear on Senior Statements and this
may affect the awarding of QCE points and
Tertiary Entrance Ranks.
SCHOOL-BASED TRAINEESHIPS
Sea World and Sea World Resort will hold an
Information Evening for students, and their
parents, who are interested to commence
a School-based traineeship in Tourism or
Hospitality. The evening will be held on
Thursday 30 October from 5.30-6.30pm in
the Paradise Room at Sea World. A School
based traineeship runs for 12 months
and requires that students attend the
workplace one day per week in that time
(paid) and also complete a qualification,
either a Certificate III in Tourism (food and
beverage), Certificate III in Tourism ( retail) or
a Certificate III in Hospitality.
Alison Weeks, Director of Careers & VET
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Performing Arts
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF PERFORMING ARTS
Welcome back to what will be another
exciting, yet frenetic term filled with students
engaged in many concerts and productions
in our Drama and Music departments. While
some of us have been resting (a little) over
the holidays, many of the teachers have been
doing extra lessons for students for their
upcoming examinations and our students
have been involved in local productions on
the Gold Coast (Opera in the Park), auditions
for tertiary institutions and various other
competitions and clinics.
STUDENT SUCCESS
• Congratulations to Lachlan Grant
(Year 12) on achieving his A. Mus A on
Saxophone just before the last holidays.
He is now one of four students in Year
12 who has their achieved their A. Mus A
while at school. A wonderful achievement.
• The Year 12 Music Extension students
presented their final 15 minute recital
over two nights this week to their parents,
friends and other All Saints students.
The calibre of their performances
and the musicality they exuded was
outstanding. To quote Mr Wallas – “You
would be very happy to pay money to see
these performers”. Well done to all 12
performers: Maire Pullen-Latimore, Steffi
Burns, Sandy Wan, Annie Kladnig, Lachie
Grant, Lily Papas, Hee Joo Kim, McKenzie
Comer, Jono Fraser, Ben Efstathis, Reece
Reed and Lachie Grant.
Seven of these students are intending
to pursue careers in music and have
recently auditioned for entrance into
tertiary music institutions in Queensland,
other states in Australia and America. We
wish them all the very best and thank
them for the joy they have brought us
from their musical performances.
• During the September holidays, six of
our Middle and Senior School musicians
attended the four day State Honours
Ensemble Programme at the Queensland
Conservatorium of Music. It was a thrill
that Jessica Walther, Jessie McRae, Jill
Chung, Kate Ellings, Naraen Sivakumaran
and Nina Fan were chosen amongst
500 musicians from across the state,
nation and overseas to participate in
this musical excellence programme. This
event happens each year and I would
encourage musicians who wish to be
extended on their instrument or voice to
apply in future years.
• In the 2014 Queensland Piano
Competition, Year 8 student Nina Fan
won the 13 Years Age section and Year
6 student Ryo Takamizawa achieved a
Highly Commended in the same section.
2015 MUSICAL �THE ADDAMS FAMILY’
Cast Auditions
The audition pack for the cast is now
available from the Holloway Music Centre.
This includes information about the
production, performance dates, camp dates
and a list of the roles.
It also contains information about the
auditions for dance and singing and the
music to be learnt for the auditions on
Sunday 26 October. (Please note the
backing tracks are not yet available)
We will be using the following site for
information about the show.
www.sites.google.com/site/asasmusical2015/
Students wishing to audition for the cast
should complete the online application to
audition. We look forward to many of you
signing up to audition as I’m sure this will be
another wonderful All Saints Musical.
FRIENDS OF MUSIC
Our next meeting is Tuesday 14 October
at 7:00pm in the Holloway Music Centre.
New members are always welcome.
MUSICAL SHOWCASE
Musical Showcase is our premiere annual
concert for musicians in the Middle and
Senior Schools and is held in the Nairn
Theatre on Wednesday 22 October
commencing at 7:00pm. Tickets are
available from www.trybooking.com/BRS
Ticket prices: Adults $12 & Child/student/
concession $6.
Ensembles performing will include:
Holst, Grainger and Malcolm Arnold Wind
Ensembles, Amadeus and Senior Strings;
Combined Birrung Voices and Kombumerri
Chorale; All Saints Voices; Blues Factory,
Giant Steps and Milestones Big Bands and
Middle and Senior Percussion Ensembles,
Middle School and Senior Flute Ensemble,
Clarinet Ensemble, Trumpet Consort, Martin
Taylor Ensemble and a number of soloists.
Students will receive a letter next week
with details about the concert including
the important dress rehearsal, seating
arrangements for performers, concert
etiquette and dress for the evening. Please
ensure you go through this letter carefully.
CONCERT AT ROBINA ANGLICAN
CHURCH
Our All Saints Day Concert is on again this
year - Thursday November 6 commencing at
6:00pm at the Robina Anglican Church. This
concert will support our Giveathon(g) appeal
and features our Senior School strings,
choristers and students in the All Saints
Music Honours programme. The concert will
include the music of Johan Sebastian Bach
(and friends). Entrance is by note donation.
AMEB MUSIC EXAMINATIONS
As the final exam series is approaching, I
thought I’d remind parents and students
about a wonderful free online ear training
and testing program for the aural component
of the mid-level exams. This is often an
area overlooked in preparation for exams
and time spent doing these exercises will
allow teachers more time to focus on other
aspects of exam preparation.
www.tinyurl.com/l32b5oo
Scott Mason, Director of Performing Arts
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Performing Arts
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Sport & Activities
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF SPORT & ACTIVITIES
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS
Congratulations to the following students on
their achievements in sport:
• Tim Delahunty (Year 11): Tim has just
returned from France where he was
competing in the World Surf Lifesaving
Championships. Tim is now a World
Champion, winning the Under 18 Beach
Sprint and placing second in the Under
18 flags. Congratulations Tim, fantastic
effort!
• Zoe Putland (Year 11): Zoe has been
selected to represent Queensland in the
Ladies 16 Division 1 Netball Team and
will compete at Nationals in Perth this
December. Well done, Zoe.
• Ethan Eyles (Year 7): Ethan is the 2014
Under 13 National Champion following his
success at the Australian Junior Squash
Championships held in Perth during the
holidays. Following this event, Ethan
went on to represent Queensland in the
National Teams Championship where he
was part of the successful Under 15 and
combined age group team finishing 1st in
both. Congratulations, Ethan.
• Trystan Martin (Year 10): Trystan won
the Beenleigh Age Under 16 Tennis
Tournament last weekend, making this
his third Under 16 tournament win for the
year. Well done, Trystan.
THE WELSH RUGBY 7S TEAM –
ADOPTED BY ALL SAINTS
Last Tuesday, All Saints welcomed the Welsh
Rugby 7s team who are our �adopted’ team
for this weekend’s IRB Rugby 7s tournament
at Cbus stadium (formerly Skilled Park).
While we have had many national teams
train at the School over the past few years,
this is the first time that we have been
invited to adopt a team for the event.
Adopting a team is an Australian Rugby
Union initiative offering schools the chance
to officially welcome a national team into
the country as they prepare for the event. It
was a great afternoon, with some interesting
questions being asked of the players by our
students preceded by short speeches and
presentations of gifts between the Welsh
and ourselves. Once this was completed,
the Welsh players played a game of touch
against some of our 1st XV Rugby players
and dazzled the 200 or so spectators sitting
around the field with some magical footwork
and handling skills. (For the record, our boys
came second!)
APS SUMMER SPORT
Round 3 has almost been completed against
Emmanuel College, with a few touch games
to be played this coming week during training
sessions. Round 4 is against King’s Christian
College next Friday 17 October.
A reminder to all students that training is
compulsory and that we now have �Phone
Free Fridays’ – students, please leave your
phones in your bags during Friday afternoons
and give your full attention to the games
being played in front of you by your peers.
Keep up to date with upcoming fixtures,
results and ladders by visiting the Sport Info
web site at
https://sites.google.com/site/asassportinfo/
Fergus Leslie, Director of Sports & Activities
If you get along to Cbus this weekend, please
give the Welsh boys an extra loud shout – it
was an absolute pleasure to have them at
School this week and we wish them well in
the tournament. Their games on Saturday
are South Africa at 11:18am, Kenya at
3:01pm and American Samoa at 5:55pm.
Their games
on Sunday will
depend on
results from
these matches.
The �O’ symbol that the boys are showing represents a get-well message for
Owen Williams, a former Welsh International player and good friend of the
boys who was injured playing in Singapore earlier this year.
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Sports
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Whole School
CHAPLAINCY MATTERS
YOU STUPID CROSS!
I have a beautiful �charm’ bracelet which
is embellished with a number of Christian
crosses in a variety of different styles.
Last week I was trying to hook the catch
around my wrist – with great difficulty. In
exasperation I found myself exclaiming “Oh
get out of the way you stupid cross!” as one
of the little gold crosses kept falling over the
tiny clasp I was clumsily trying to hook. The
words �stupid cross’ reverberated in my ears
as if I had uttered the most scandalous cuss
word. My inadvertent outburst stayed with
me throughout the day and, in the evening,
as we watched the news broadcaster
reporting on incidents of beheadings and
crucifixions, I found myself drawn to some
introspection on the cross and what it has
meant, and indeed still does mean for
millions of people the world over.
Walking into School this morning to begin the
new term, such horrors seemed very distant
and surreal in the society in which we live
and move and have our being. Glancing up
into the beautiful sky, the silver cross atop
the Chapel glistened in the sunlight with a
crow perched on the cross-bar and I became
aware once again of the central position of
the cross in the ethos and teaching of All
Saints.
Two simple strokes of the pen create a
simple symbol which has made an indelible
mark on the history of the world. It has been
associated with both supreme goodness
and abject evil throughout its long existence.
From the tiny emblem of blessing adorning
my sentimental bracelet (a gift of love), to
the stark reality of cross-shaped wooden
stakes used as instruments of humiliation,
torture and execution in another part of the
world today, the cross embodies a complexity
which belies its simple shape.
I guess for many people today it may
well be seen to be a stupid cross. In the
understanding of some it represents religion,
and religion is associated with many of the
evils perpetrated today, from the abuse of
children to a religio-political weapon of war.
And yet for me its benevolence far outweighs
its more sinister application because it
embraces both the extreme pain and the
abundant love which seem to stand so
inexplicably side by side in the intricacies
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of our everyday lives. Perhaps this is the
meaning of the double-edged sword spoken
so often about in Scripture.
I cannot remember a time in my life when I
have not had some or other symbol of the
cross close to me – either as an adornment,
or tucked away in my handbag where
my fingers brush it every time my hand
delves into the abyss to search for one or
another treasure stored in the bag. For me,
the cross allows me to stand in solidarity
with the pain of human suffering whilst
remembering God’s great love for me and
others evidenced in the life and actions of
Jesus. Far from an affinity with those who
misappropriate Islam to perpetrate evil,
especially through crucifixion, it grants me
the opportunity to explore the meaning and
sanctity of life as it is upheld by both Islam
and Christianity. I am led to ponder the way
in which I hope to live out my Christian faith
as it pertains to the community in which I
live.
I suppose there are those who would say
that I am as stupid as the stupid cross I
hold onto so dearly. Be that as it may, it is
this cross in its complexity and mystery of
meaning that has steered me morally and
practically throughout my life’s journey as a
herald of God’s good grace despite my many
faltering steps and blustering failures. Its
precepts continue to hone my oftentimes
recalcitrant character and enlarge my
capacity for compassion and understanding,
and I know that I would be a lesser person
without it. I also know that I am not alone
in my belief, and that many fellow pilgrims
find that the meaning and purpose which
it translocates into our lives is a treasure
beyond all the material wealth that the world
can offer.
пЃ•
The Message that points to
Christ on the Cross seems
like sheer foolishness
to those hellbent on
destruction, but for those
seeking the way of salvation
it makes perfect sense.
(1 Cor 1: 18 - The
Message)
Spring Fair
Saturday 11 October 2014
from 9am
Plants
Tea/Coffee
Preserves
White elephant
Craft
Cakes
Books
Toys
Jumping Castle
Displays in the Church
Sausage
Sizzle
186 Robina Town Centre Dr. Robina
A number of our staff and Senior students
have undertaken to make a decision to
follow the Christian pathway in the Anglican
tradition, and will be confirmed as members
of this world-wide community on Friday 24
October at 7:00pm.
For further information, or if you would like
to join our happy band, please feel free to
contact me.
Mtr Ann
Whole School
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PUBLISHING CONTACT DETAILS
P&F DIRECTORY 2015
Should you not wish your family details to appear, or should
current families wish to change details as they appeared in
the 2014 Directory, please advise the School of your wishes in
writing by 1 November 2014 addressed to Mrs Leigh Sweeting
[email protected] Should no written notification be
received by this date, your family details will be included in the
P&F Directory for 2015.
Please note: the School requires notification each year as
past information is not held. In the case of shared custody,
parents should advise the School if they wish to have the
child’s second address included. Should you not have a home
telephone number listed and do not advise us which (if any)
mobile number to use, then the entry will list your address
only.
BABY SITTING
Students in Year 11 & 12, 2014 are welcome to submit their
contact details for the baby sitting service in the Directory.
Please supply name, contact number and preferred areas. This
information must be provided with parents’ permission.
Leigh Sweeting, Assistant - Development & Admissions
FROM THE SICK BAY
Welcome to Spring, warm weather and all the
creepy crawlies that go with it! It’s time for snakes to
be on the move, ticks to dig in and things that sting
and bite in the ocean to do just that.
Queensland Health has a great page on its website
that gives some simple advice for each of the above
mentioned.
www.tinyurl.com/q5n4p8v
There are some who are allergic or anaphylactic
to bites; the ASCIA page offers further advice in
preventing such bites.
www.tinyurl.com/ne4jhsh
The Poisons Information Centre is available 24
hours a day for advice regards treatment of bites
and stings.
13 11 26
Advice is also available from 13 HEALTH (13 43 25
84)
I hope your children have returned refreshed;
however, if your child requires medications to be
given on return to School, please don’t hesitate to
contact me.
Lyn Hammett, School Nurse
0434 071 158
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[email protected]
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Parents & Friends
GET TOGETHER
• Friday 14 November from 7:00pm
at Fix Bar, Hilton Surfers Paradise 6 Orchid Avenue. $20 per person
(includes canapes).
RSVP 7 November: to book please
use the following link: www.
trybooking.com/FWPV
Further information: Sandy: 0403
051 717, Karyn: 0438 767 403,
Danielle: 0421 138 512
Please note parking is available
at the hotel if required. Looking
forward to seeing you all for a
great night out!
YEAR 1 P&F
• Saturday 11 October: Family
Picnic 10:00am-12noon at
Cascade Gardens. Bring your own
picnic basket and rug.
• Saturday 22 November: End
of Year 1 Christmas Disco
Celebration at Doodlebugs Indoor
Play Centre 5:30-7:30pm. $9 per
Child payable on the night. Cafe
will be open for food and coffee.
BYO for parents. Please RSVP to
Sara 0433 574 700
YEAR 12 P&F
Facebook: �ASAS Class of 2014
Parents’ or email [email protected]
live.com.au to be added to email list.
• Friday Night 17 October at Greg
and Sharon O’Neill’s Please text
Sharon if you are able to come for
catering purposes. 0409 924 450
• Formal Get-together, which will be
held at Bond University Saturday
15 November following the arrival
and presentation of students. All
welcome. Bookings can be made
via trybooking.
www.trybooking.com/FTJZ
• Thursday 20 November: Tunnel of
Love at All Saints, followed by lunch at
The Glades.
Suggestions and queries welcome.
Nicola 0418 180 406,
Sharon 0409 924 450
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YOU!
TUESDAY
14 OCTOBER
7:00PM
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PRE-PREP PARENTS
END OF YEAR PARTY
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THE P&F NEEDS YOU!
At the end of this year, seven
members of the All Saints Parents
& Friends Association will be leaving
the School as their last child finishes
Year 12. This will leave the P&F
Committee with perhaps only seven
parent representatives.
• Would you like to enquire about
joining the P&F Committee?
• Would you like to find out what is
involved?
• Would you like to become
involved for the greater good of
the School.
Please come along to our next
meeting Tuesday 14 October
7:00pm in the Careers Centre.
This meeting will give you an
overview of what the P&F does and
an opportunity to ask questions.
Wouldn’t it be great if we had one
or two parent representatives
from every year level! Following
this information session, formal
nominations to join the Committee
must be submitted before the AGM
on 10 November. Nomination forms
will be available at the October
meeting.
TUCKSHOP HELPERS
Volunteers urgently needed. Benefits include a free lunch for your child and $5 credit
on your School account each day you volunteer. Weekly/fortnightly vacancies. Please
phone Natalie 5587 0375 - all welcome.
allsaints @allicancecatering.com.au
Parents & Friends
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Back to School
FREE
2015
delivery!
STATIONERY PACKS 2015
The requirement list for Stationery Packs are for Years 3 – 12 only and will be available through the
online Bookpack Order Process below.
Pre Prep to Year 2 will be required to pay for complete packs which are delivered in bulk to the
classroom. This will be invoiced to your School Fees Account with payment due by the end of
January 2015.
Place your order from 13 October - 9 November 2014 to receive free delivery to your home during
the week commencing 1 December 2014. To use the internet ordering system,
click www.asas.qld.edu.au/bookpack_orders.html and follow the instructions.
(Alternatively www.asas.qld.edu.au Parent Resources and follow the link.)
The prices shown on the booklist are for All Saints Anglican School on-line orders only.
Any purchases made directly through Symons will be charged full retail price.
BOOKPACK ORDER PROCESS
•Click on Bookpack Orders button.
•Enter your School logon code FAS01.
•Fill in the details of your Child’s name, RESIDENTIAL address (No PO Box) and
DAY TIME contact details.
•Select your Year level in 2015 and click the Save Details button.
•Please ensure that you read the Order Documentation.
•Should you require a full pack, just click the Full Order button.
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CONTENTS
2015 MUSICAL �THE ADDAMS FAMILY’ 9
2015 SCHOOL LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS
6
2015 SCIENCE OLYMPIAD SUMMER SCHOOL - CHEMISTRY
7
2015 TRIP TO FRANCE – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
7
ABOUT GENERATION NEXT
4
AB PATERSON PUBLIC SPEAKING
5
ACADEMIC PRIZES: CELEBRATION EVENINGS
3
AMEB MUSIC EXAMINATIONS
9
APS SUMMER SPORT
10
ASSESSMENT 6
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHEMISTRY QUIZ
7
BABY SITTING
12
BIENVENUE ГЂ LA MAISON/ 3
BIRTHDAY BOOKS
2
BOND UNIVERSITY YEAR 10 HEADSTART DAY
8
BOOKPACK ORDER PROCESS
14
CALLING FRIENDLY DOG OWNERS
2
CAMPS
2
CAREERS CALENDAR
8
CHAPLAINCY MATTERS
11
CLASS ALLOCATIONS: 2015
3
CONCERT AT ROBINA ANGLICAN CHURCH
9
END OF YEAR PARTY
13
FIRST AID COURSE
8
FRIENDS OF MUSIC
9
FROM THE ASSISTANT HEAD OF JUNIOR SCHOOL
2
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF CAREERS & VET
8
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF PERFORMING ARTS
9
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF SPORT & ACTIVITIES
10
FROM THE HEAD OF MIDDLE SCHOOL
3
FROM THE HEAD OF SENIOR SCHOOL
6
FROM THE SICK BAY
12
GET TOGETHER
13
GIVEATHON – JUST THREE WEEKS TO GO!
6
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING - GIRLS’ DAY 8
ICAS MATHS RESULTS
5
JUNIOR SCHOOL LED SIGN
2
LIBRARY RENOVATION UPDATE
5
LIBRARY UPDATE 7
LITTLE BIG IDEA
3
LOOKING AHEAD IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL
4
MIDDLE SCHOOL PRIZE-GIVING NIGHTS: TERM 4
4
MRS LEFTWICH
2
MUSICAL SHOWCASE 9
�OKAERI NASAI/HUAN YING HUI JIA/ WELCOME HOME
3
P&F DIRECTORY 2015
12
PRE-PREP PARENTS 13
PUBLISHING CONTACT DETAILS
12
QTAC/TERTIARY STUDY APPLICATIONS 8
QUEENSLAND CONSERVATORIUM SUMMER ROCK SCHOOL 2015 8
SCHOOL-BASED TRAINEESHIPS 8
SENIOR SCHOOL TERM 4 DATES
7
STATIONERY PACKS 2015 14
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS
10
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS
4
STUDENT SUCCESS
9
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