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As the year draws rapidly to a close, our 125th anniversary year is just as rapidly approaching, and we are already in celebration mode! To commemorate our 125th year we have created a 125-year microsite – a mini website off our main St Margaret’s website to celebrate our history and notable alumni and share news and events around our 125th celebrations. We also invite you to share your stories and memories with us for publication on the site. The direct link to the website is: https://www.stmargarets.qld.edu.au/125 or you can access it from the home page of our main website from a dedicated tile or from a tab under the Community menu. There will also be some memorabilia available for purchase throughout the year, which will be available in the coming months. The book “Inspired to Fly”, which celebrates 125 years of educating girls, will be launched on Wednesday 20 November and tickets to the evening event featuring author Madonna King are available from Flexischools. If you can’t make it to the launch, the book is now also available to purchase via Flexischools or from the School Supplies Shop. A reminder too about the “Something St Margaret’s” Art competition – open to all St Margaret’s students and the wider St Margaret’s community. Details are in this eNews.
In this last week before the Valedictory week, I take the opportunity to wish all Year 12s well for the future – in the short term, a safe ‘schoolies’ experience, a restorative holiday and joy on receiving their OP and QTAC offers; in the longer term, a life lived well with much to celebrate. I hope they see the value in remaining connected to their School and enjoy their new status as ‘Old Girls’.
Next Step is a state-wide post-school destination survey of all students who complete Year 12 in Queensland. Insights gained from Next Step assists schools to review and plan their services for students, and school system personnel to evaluate education policies as they affect the transition from school to further study and employment.
This year's students will be invited to complete the Next Step survey in March 2020. Graduating students are likely to be contacted by phone or mail using the data in your daughter’s QCAA learning account.
St Margaret’s 122nd Speech Night 2019 – Tuesday 12 November
The St Margaret’s Speech Night is a significant event in our calendar, and we welcome all Years 5 to 12 students with their parents to acknowledge and celebrate the academic and extra-curricular achievements of this year.
We have been made aware that the U2 concert is on at Suncorp Stadium on the same evening and that we may expect heavy traffic along Hale Street and roads leading to the venue. Please allow adequate time to travel to QPAC. Information about meeting times for the students are below.
**It is very important that, if you have booked tickets and no longer need them, please forward them to Mrs Kristie Govender at KGovender@stmargarets.qld.edu.au so that we can reallocate them to families who may have missed out on tickets.
All non-prize recipients in Years 5 to 11 are to report to their Form teachers between 6:20 and 6:40pm to have their names marked at the following venues:
Years 5 and 6: Door 25
Years 7 and 8: Door 4
Years 9 and 10: Door 12
Year 11: Door 23
All prize recipients are to report to the teachers listed below between 6:20 and 6:40pm to have their names marked at the following venues:
Years 5 and 6: Door 5, Mrs Stevenson and Ms Porter – Enter via Door 5
Years 7, 8 and 9: Door 8, Mrs Dawson (Year 7), Ms Argent (Year 8), Mrs Patton (Year 9) – Enter via Door 6
Years 10 and 11: Door 10, Ms Montgomery (Year 10), Mr Higgins (Year 11) – Enter via Door 6
Year 12: Door 9, Mrs Flanagan – Enter via Door 9
Years 5 and 6 students need to be picked up and signed out by parents at 9:30pm from Door 9.
All Musicians are required to arrive at QPAC by 6:00pm and need to enter through the backstage door. Primary Musicians are required to be signed out by a parent/guardian via the backstage door at the end of the evening.
Recently, the Pre-Preps showed me their beautiful artwork. They also gave me an invite to their special chapel service and asked me to put the invite on my fridge. This brought back memories of my own children’s artwork on our fridge door, and my son and his enormous cardboard sculptures that we had to somehow fit into our car to take home after school. Children love to be creative. There is such beauty and imagination in what children invent. This creativity also helps children to learn how to problem-solve.
A part of creativity is innovation. In an article published in the Harvard Business Review this year, the authors emphasised the importance of creativity and innovation. The article suggested that mindfulness is important for engineers as it encouraged them to 'think outside the box' to problem-solve. The same could be said about our students. For one to problem-solve we are often called upon to be creative and innovative. Mindfulness, being reflective or praying is an important skill for most people, not just engineers. Yet they are skills that can be often overlooked.
At St Margaret’s, students are given a variety of opportunities to be creative, innovative, mindful, reflective or to pray. It is also something families could do at home together. Some sticky tape, old cardboard boxes, a mindfulness colouring book, a praying in colour book, colouring pencils, paints and paper, most of us have these at home. It can be fun creating things together. This kind of creative activity can bring great satisfaction, peace and calm which allows one to more fully focus on the work at hand.
For those who like the idea of colouring-in, there are some great mindful colouring books available. There is also a website called ‘Praying in colour’ which you may enjoy. Another free website is 'Supercoloring'.
Exodus 35: 35
God has filled them with skill to do every kind of work done by an artisan or by a designer or by an embroiderer in blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and in fine linen, or by a weaver—by any sort of artisan or skilled designer.
Reverend Susan Crothers-Robertson
Every year, the Boarding House organises a Defensive Driving Course and a Barista course for the Year 12 Boarders. These courses are aimed to assist the girls to make the transition into life after school with skills that may help them get a job or even to save their lives. Along with offering courses to our Boarders, we aim to teach the girls respect, resilience, kindness, responsibility and gratitude.
With the Year 12s in the middle of their final exams and Valedictory celebrations next week, we are confident that we have prepared the Year 12 Boarders well for their future. The senior Boarders of 2019 have been an exceptional cohort who have displayed great leadership and set an example for the younger Boarders. They have truly embraced the St Margaret’s Way and we are confident they will be successful in their future endeavours.
Year 12 – the final week
It is that time of year again when the Year 12s begin to count down the days to their final assembly and each school event is labelled as their last. Year 12 Valedictory Week is one of these events and a significant milestone to mark the end of 13 years of schooling. It is a time when we can sit back and admire each of the Year 12s for their various successes in a wide range of pursuits, from the great scholarly achievements, to the cultural pursuits of performance and music through to sport.
It is also important in these final weeks of Secondary schooling for the girls to think about their own journey, the goals they have achieved and the connections they have made. There is no doubt that the academic, social and emotional journey for each Year 12 would sound quite different, yet there would be moments in all of their stories that would highlight similar times when they have been inspired, challenged and excited. The people who have helped to create these memories also feel a great deal of pride, joy and triumph when they see your daughters graduate next week.
Whether it be a teacher, support staff member, house mother or coach, the girls would probably recall the words of encouragement, advice shared or the helping hand of the people who have assisted them through their school life. Please encourage your daughters to remember the moments that mattered and take time to tell or thank the people who have helped make a difference in their life at St Margaret’s. Sharing these memories helps create connections and inspire the work of all staff to continue delivering a very high quality of education for all of our girls in the future.
I wish your daughters every success in their future endeavours and look forward to hearing about the next stage of their lives.
As a school, we value authentic learning, and in particular, workshops, competitions, excursions, guest speakers and camps as significant tools to enhance the girls’ learning within the Academic Program. These examples of authentic learning experiences highlight how we, as a school, value and seek out such learning. We see it as a vital component of holistic learning and believe learning is truly gained when students are exposed to real, authentic and meaningful learning.
Throughout the year many opportunities arise at a faculty level to allow girls to test themselves in subject-based challenges and competitions to enrich their learning. Below are results from the UNSW ICAS Science, English, Maths and Writing Competitions.
Congratulations to all girls who have received awards and attempted these competitions which challenge and assess skills the students may not have encountered in the school curriculum.
ICAS English: Alexandra Lannon (7) Merit, Maddison Krook (7) Distinction, Mokhyada Nanda (7) Credit, Ha-Vy Hoang (8) Distinction, Matisse Fennessy (8) Distinction, Vaishnavi Arvapalli (8) Credit, Ella Woods (9) Distinction, Gabriella Henzell (9) Credit, Emilyana Di Meco (10) Credit.
ICAS Maths: Caitlin Williams (7) Distinction, Maddison Krook (7) Credit, Mokhyada Nanda (7) Credit, Ha-Vy Hoang (8) Distinction, Lucy White (8) Merit, Matisse Fennessy (8) Distinction, Vaishnavi Arvapalli (8) Credit, Ella Woods (9) Distinction, Gabriella Henzell (9) Credit, Justine Solomon (12) Merit.
ICAS Science: Alexandra Lannon (7) Merit, Maddison Krook (7) Credit, Mokhyada Nanda (7) Credit, Genevieve Heather (8) Distinction, Ha-Vy Hoang (8) High Distinction, Matisse Fennessy (8) Distinction, Ella Woods (9) Credit, Gabriella Henzell (9) Merit, Rachel Fitzgerald (9) Credit, Justine Solomon (12) Credit.
ICAS Writing: Alexandra Lannon (7) Distinction, Maddison Krook (7) Credit, Mokhyada Nanda (7) Credit, Ha-Vy Hoang (8) Credit, Matisse Fennessy (8) Distinction, Gabriella Henzell (9) Credit.
Expectations for Speech Night
Next Tuesday 12 November, St Margaret’s will hold its Speech Night and Prize Giving Ceremony in the Concert Hall at QPAC, beginning promptly at 7pm. It is suggested that students arrive no later than 6:20pm. On arrival, all girls need to check in with the teacher at their allocated door number (please refer to Ms Gorrie’s article for full details) to have their name marked off the roll and receive their ticket for entry into the Concert Hall. Prize winners, musicians and Year 12 girls will be allocated a ticket at Tuesday’s rehearsal.
Heads of Year have spoken to Secondary students in regard to dress and behavioural expectations for the evening. I reiterate that all students are to have the following uniform for the evening:
In terms of behavioural expectations on this important evening, could parents please assist us in ensuring that girls do not bring the following items to the event:
I look forward to seeing as many parents as possible on this important evening in the School year.
“No one has yet fully realised the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure”.
As we head into the Christmas season and we start our preparations, there is irony in that it is often fraught with many stresses as we strive to finish off many projects and then plan for celebrations. I therefore believe it is not an accident that 16 Days of Kindness (Australian Kindness Movement) occurs in November, starting yesterday (6 November) with National Kindness Day. It is hoped that by planning acts of kindness, the conscious response develops into a habit by the end of the 16 days.
These 16 days incorporate special days with World Kindness Day, celebrated on 13 November. I think to acknowledge these days is to remind us to stop and remember to be kind to others. Research has revealed that participating in regular small acts of kindness is beneficial to health, longevity and wellbeing. Making the decision to be a little kinder will bring more pleasure and direction of one’s life than ever before. For a child to perform acts of kindness, they need to see the adults in their lives model them. By modelling them, you encourage your child to do the same and together you will value others more and strengthen your relationships.
As part of our educational program, year level ‘Service to Others’ projects are a collective way to show kindness. While participating, students experience the benefits of altruism, as helping others has beneficial effects on each child and is closely linked to our school ethos.
Tomorrow, Year 3 will say ‘thank you’ to all our school volunteers, so please come if you have helped throughout the year. The girls are excited and putting their final touches to their garden party.
Thank you to Mrs Rider, Ms Brennan, Mr King, Chorale and some Year 6 Wearable Art girls who attended or performed at St Mark’s Anglican Church Arts Festival on the weekend.
I look forward to both demonstrating and witnessing acts of kindness as we commit to 16 days of kindness.
Music Fest Performance – Stage Band
Congratulations to Stage Band who were presented with a Gold Level Award for their recent performance at Music Fest last Friday evening at Calamvale Community College. Music Fest is a fantastic opportunity for students to both receive feedback on their performance from expert adjudicators and hear similar ensembles from schools across South East Queensland. Thank you to all girls involved and their Conductor, Mr Sean Mackenzie for their hard work in the lead up to the event.
St Mark’s Art Show
Congratulations to Primary Chorale who performed at the St Mark’s Anglican Church Art Show at Clayfield last Saturday afternoon. The girls gave a thoroughly entertaining performance, singing a wide variety of repertoire. Thank you to Ms Brennan for preparing the girls for this event and to all those who came along to listen!
Music Dinner will be occurring on Friday evening this week in Eton Hall. There is much excitement in the Music Department in the lead up to the event where we celebrate the achievements of the girls in the Music Program at St Margaret’s. Thank you in advance to the Music Support Group for their hard work in organising this special event.
The Music Department is very much looking forward to presenting several musical items at Speech Night to be held next Tuesday evening at QPAC. Please note, there will be an additional rehearsal on Monday afternoon, 11 November. Primary Chorale, Encorah, Stradivari Strings and Rock Band are required to join with Elevarsi Voices in SHOR from 3:30-4:15pm, and then Sister Helen Wind Symphony and Stradivari Strings are required from 4:15-5:00pm also in SHOR. Please see the attached letter (PDF 255.6KB) with further details pertaining to the event.
Auditions for Music Ensembles 2020
Auditions will be held in Week 7 for students wishing to participate in Music Ensembles in 2020. Audition music is available from the Sister Helen Orchestra Room. Audition times are as follows:
Monday 18 November
10:25-10:50am: Highly Strung Auditions (guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drumkit, voice) in the Primary Music Room
3:30-4:30pm: Exultate Auditions (current Years 8-11), in SHOR
3:30-4:30pm: Rock Band Auditions for guitar, bass guitar, keyboard and vocals (current Years 9-11), in J002/003 - Mr Gillespie’s Room.
Tuesday 19 November
7:00-8:20am: String Auditions (current Primary students), in SHOR
7:00-8:20am: Band Auditions for woodwind/brass (current Primary students), in SHOR
1:05-1:50pm: String Auditions (current Secondary students), in SHOR
3:30-4:30pm: Chorale ‘Sing-through’ (current Years 3, 4 and 5), in the Primary Music Room
3:30-5:30pm: String Auditions (current Secondary students), in SHOR
Wednesday 20 November
1:05-1:50pm: Volare Auditions (current Years 6 and 7), in SHOR
1:05-1:50pm: Band Auditions for percussion/drums (current Secondary girls), in SHOR Percussion Room
3:30-5:30pm: Band Auditions for woodwind/brass (current Secondary girls), in SHOR
3:30-5:00pm: Band Auditions for percussion/drums (current Primary/Secondary girls), in SHOR Percussion Room
Thursday 21 November
7:00-8:20am: Band Auditions for woodwind/brass (current Primary/Secondary students), in SHOR
2020 Private Music Tuition
If your daughter is currently undertaking private music tuition, she will automatically be placed on her current teachers’ roll for 2020. Parents do not need to fill in a new application form. However, if your daughter is wanting to discontinue lessons in 2020, we ask that you please email directly to the Music Department at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the end of the school year.
Music Support Group Meeting
The next Music Support Group meeting will be the Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday 26 November at 5:00pm in the Primary Music Room (second floor of Chaseley). We encourage parents from both the Primary and Secondary schools to become involved in this dedicated group of parents who consistently provide wonderful support to the St Margaret’s Music Program.
ACHPER Women in Sport Breakfast
Six students and four staff members attended the annual ‘Women in Sport’ breakfast at the Convention Centre on Wednesday 23 October. This event celebrates and recognises the incredible sporting talent amongst women and girls in Queensland, including two of our own; Year 11 student and Australian Junior Swimming Representative, Tahlia Thornton and Year 8 student, Isabella Harte being recognised as a Senior Sporting Star and a Junior Sport Star respectively. A panel of high achieving, elite female athletes were also interviewed to share their challenges, successes and tips with the audience, which resulted in a truly inspiring morning!
The final day of competition for QGSSSA Badminton was held on Saturday 2 November. Our Years 7, 8 and 9 teams were in action. All teams over the course of the competition went from strength to strength. Well done to all teams on their results.
Year 9A: 10th
Year 9B: 5th
Year 9C: 6th
Year 8A: 10th
Year 8B: 10th
Year 7A: 9th
Year 7B: 5th
One of the keys to success to our Swimming Program is the annual St Margaret’s Swim Camp. The camp is an ideal way to provide students with quality coaching and teambuilding opportunities prior to the commencement of the 2020 school year. The Swimming Camp will be held on Wednesday 22 January – Friday 24 January 2020 and will include activities such as squad training, cross training, video analysis, meet and greet with an Australian swimmer and social activities such as Wet’n’Wild and the movies. Registration is via Flexischools with further information available via the Swimming POD group page.
The Summer of Cricket is here!
Cricket has commenced for all girls with training being held every Tuesday afternoon at Windsor Park to hone the girls’ skills in anticipation for the QGSSSA competition season in Term 1 2020. All girls are invited to get involved and join this emerging women’s sport.
Knowles Cup Tennis
Congratulations to the Open A Tennis team for progressing through to the Semi-finals of the Knowles Cup. Knowles Cup is a short competition held in Term 4 involving Somerville House, All Hallows’ School, St Rita’s College, Stuartholme, Lourdes Hill, Fairholme College and The Glennie School. We wish our girls the best of luck for their semi-finals on Saturday 9 November.
A number of St Margaret’s girls formed teams to compete at the Noosa Triathlon on the weekend. It was a terrific effort and a great morning which was challenging and full of fun for our students. Well done girls!
Priscilla Russell (Year 10) who recently represented Australia as a Cox in the Rowing at the INAS Global Games, winning two gold medals in the on-water section.
Annabel Bright (Year 7) who competed at the Queensland All Schools Triathlon Championships placing 2nd in her age group and 8th overall, which resulted in her gaining selection in the Metropolitan North Triathlon team to contest the State Titles in February 2020.
Lucinda Bourke (Year 8) who was recently selected in the City Fever Cricket Team to contest the U15 State Cricket Challenge in December.
Superbly written by renowned author and journalist Madonna King, this commemorative volume brings together extensive archival material and a wide selection of interviews to showcase the spirit of St Margaret’s and voices from its vibrant current school community.
The book will be launched on Wednesday 20 November from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Arts Centre Foyer. Guests will enjoy drinks and canapés and Madonna King will join us to speak about her experience researching and writing Inspired to Fly.
Cost: $70 (includes book), Additional guest $20 (excludes book)
Books will be sold on the night ($55 each or 2 or more for $50 each)
Please download your invitation here. (PDF 1.6MB)
RSVP by Friday 15 November
Tickets available from Flexischools
For all enquiries, please email email@example.com or call Main Reception on 07 3862 0777.
There is just over two weeks to get your entry in for the 'Something St Margaret’s’ Art Competition. St Margaret's community members are invited to capture the spirit of St Margaret's (past or present) in a piece of art. Selected art works will be used throughout 2020 to celebrate 125 years of educating girls.
Subject: The works must recognisably reflect 'something St Margaret's' - whether it be architecture, place, people or events. For example - the panama, Middy, house colours, Mooloomburram, the view, the Sisters, students and teachers, Eton Hall, or iconic events such as the MAYO Arts Festival, Classics in the Cathedral, Arts Spectacular, the Ponytail Project, or learning in the classroom, a sporting event etc, or a piece that captures the spirit of St Margaret's.
Medium: Painting, Pencil Sketch, Photography, Lino Block, Watercolour, Stencil
Size: 60cm x 60cm or 30cm x 30cm
Sections and prizes:
Open (must have a demonstrable connection to the St Margaret's community): $1000 (acquisitive prize)
St Margaret's Secondary School Students: $500 (acquisitive prize)
St Margaret's Primary School Students: $250 (acquisitive prize)
Up to 10 Highly Commended pieces will be recognised with a certificate and the winner of each category, plus the Highly Commended pieces will feature in the St Margaret's 2020 calendar. Selected pieces may appear on various memorabilia produced to celebrate 125 years. Prize winners’ works are acquisitive and all Highly Commended artworks chosen for the calendar will be on loan for the duration of the 125 year anniversary celebrations throughout 2020.
Entries Close: Friday 22 November 2019. Winners announced Thursday 28 November 2019.
All entries will be displayed in the Arts Centre Foyer for the final week of school.
Open entries to be delivered or posted to St Margaret's Main Reception, 11 Petrie Street, Ascot, 4007.
School entries to be delivered to the Secondary Art Staff Room or Secondary Art classes or Primary Art class.
Download the competition flyer (PDF 830.6KB)
Download the entry form (PDF 164.4KB)
Our numbers are encouraging for the Christmas program (9-13 December), with half the available places already registered. One of our joys at smART Holidays is seeing our girls bring along their friends from other schools – it’s a lovely way for young ones to enjoy their holidays.
We are thrilled to have photographer, Jane Long working with the girls to produce fantasy self-portraits. Pictured below is one of the photographs from the 2016 program when the girls wore the impressionist skirt, they painted themselves (thanks to Sophia Connor who is now in Year 8). Each girl will take home a coloured 16 x 22cm professional standard photograph and will have learned some Photoshop editing skills along the way!
Remember to record your daughter’s t-shirt size as we provide a smART Holidays t-shirt for each participant. Registering via Flexischools in good time allows us to order the correct sizes for all students.
Please direct any queries to me on 0410 562 202
The 2020 booklists for all Year Levels are now available on the St Margaret’s website (Admissions – Supplies Shop). Hard copies will not be given out to students. Order online direct from Sequel at: www.sequelbooks.com or complete the booklist, including the payment page and return to the Supplies Shop by the due date.
Secondary second-hand books
Second-hand books may be purchased or sold through Sustainable School Shop at: www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au. There is no registration fee for St Margaret’s families to use this trading system.
Hire of church dresses for Speech Night – Tuesday 12 November 2019
Hiring of the church dresses has commenced. To hire a dress a ‘Hire Conditions of Church Dress’ form must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian. This form is available on the Supplies Shop page of the school website or from the Supplies Shop.
Completed and signed forms are to be returned to the School Supplies Shop, together with a deposit of $100. Plain white, fold down ankle socks (not St Margaret’s competition socks), clean brown school shoes and a white ribbon (for long hair) are to be worn with the church dress on Speech Night. Socks are available from the School Supplies Shop for $8.00, as is a white ribbon for $1.
The return date for church dresses for all students, except Year 6, is no later than Friday 22 November 2019. Year 6 students must return their church dress no later than Friday 29 November 2019. All church dresses must be laundered, ironed and returned as per the ‘Hire Conditions’ for an amount of $70 to be refunded.
Uniform Fitting Appointments – New online booking system
Bookings for November and December 2019 and January 2020 are available online now.
Book your appointment online via the school website.
We encourage families to book a fitting appointment as soon as possible to avoid missing your preferred day and time. Appointment times are either 30 minutes or 60 minutes depending on your fitting type. Fitting types include: new student, existing student, Boarder only, Pre-Prep and School blazer fitting.
Extended Trading Hours*
Thursday 28 November: 8:00am-2:00pm
Friday 29 November: 10:00am-2:00pm
Monday 2 December: 8:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday 3 December: 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday 4 December: 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday 15 January: 8:00am-12:00pm
Thursday 16 January: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Friday 17 January: 8:00am-12:00pm
Monday 20 January: 8:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday 21 January: 8:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday 22 January: 8:00am-3:00pm
Thursday 23 January: 1:00pm-8:00pm
Friday 24 January: 8:00am-3:00pm
Saturday 25 January: 9:00am-2:00pm
Sunday 26 January: Closed
Monday 27 January: 9:00am-12:00pm
Monday 27 January: 1:00pm-5:00pm Boarders Only
Tuesday 28 January: Regular trading resumes
*Fitting appointment times may extend beyond shop opening hours during peak periods.
St Margaret’s Community Upcoming Events
OGA Annual General Meeting
The Old Girls’ Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 26 November, from 7:00pm-9:00pm in the Mooloomburram Boardroom. Past students of St Margaret’s are warmly invited to attend to share their views and ideas.
St Margaret’s is travelling to New York!
St Margaret’s will be visiting New York this December and will be hosting a social reception at the Juniper Bar & Grill. This complimentary event provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with all members of the St Margaret's community who are living, working or travelling in the New York area, over drinks and canapés.
Should you be travelling for work or for pleasure, and this event coincides with a visit to the city, we would love for you to join us.
Date: Monday 9 December 2019
Venue: Juniper Bar & Grill, 237 W 35th St, New York
Dress: Smart casual/business attire
RSVP: Friday 29 November 2019 via the online event registration form
2020 Milestone Reunion Dates
We are pleased to announce the dates for our 2020 Milestone reunions:
10 Year Reunion – Class of 2010 – Friday 24 July
20 Year Reunion – Class of 2000 – Friday 24 July
30 Year Reunion – Class of 1990 – Friday 24 July
40 Year Reunion – Class of 1980 – Saturday 25 July
50 Year Reunion – Class of 1970 – Saturday 25 July
60 Year Reunion – Class of 1960 – Saturday 25 July
Chapel Service and Morning Tea – Sunday 26 July
60+ Year Reunion – Monday 27 July
Advertise your business in our 2020 Family Directory
This A5 full colour booklet is a frequent ‘go to’ reference for school parents throughout the year, full of valuable school information such as staff contact details, the 2020 school calendar, sports venue locations, bell times, parent contact details and much more.
Our advertising prices remain unchanged from last year with full colour ads starting from as low as $125.00 for an Eight Block, up to $1,000 for a full page.
We have limited advertising space available. If you are interested in securing one of these positions, please contact the Development Office to discuss.
For standard advertising options and pricing information please click here (PDF 132.6KB).
For any enquiries please contact:
Development and Community Office
St Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School
PH: 07 3862 0765
Are you preparing for the Multiple Medical Interview (MMI)?
MedView specialise in medical school admission and interview skills play a vital role. This 4-part MMI webinar from Medview offers students the full workshop experience, with the flexibility of participating from home.
Want more Medical Interview support? We offer private tutoring with interview experts! Register your interest and find out more about 1-1 tutoring with MedView. Get in touch with any questions or to learn more about taking part in MedView's MMI Webinar this November.
Brisbane Defence Force recruiting information sessions
Adventure, travel, great pay and diverse career opportunities – just to name a few of the benefits on offer when you join the Navy, Army or Air Force. If you’re up for the challenge and would like to find out more, come along to one of our upcoming information sessions taking place at DFRC Brisbane, Level 13, 295 Ann Street, Brisbane. To RSVP, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.defencejobs.gov.au/events.
From 2020, students with a passion for physiotherapy can use a pathway qualification such as Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Science or Health Sciences to a Doctor to enroll in a Doctor of Physiotherapy, graduate-entry degree. More information is available here.
The Queensland Mathematics Summer School (QMSS) at UQ is a five-day program to be held from Monday 20-Friday 24 January 2020 and is available to Year 10 students planning to study Year 11 Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics in 2020. Discover more
A new four-year double degree in Biomedical Science and Mathematics is now available for Semester 1 2020. Read more about this new double degree.
Participate in family-friendly activities offered in QUT’s Summer Holiday Program in January. ATAR Notes are presenting free lectures for Year 11 students on 20-21 January 2020 to prepare them for the transition to the ATAR system and to perform well in specific subjects.
Scholarships and Bridging Programs: Information is available here.
It's not too late to join our Summer High School Projects!
This short-term overseas volunteer placement with Projects Abroad is available for students in Years 10 and 11. Find out more here.
Applications for Durack College are now open for 2020. Durack College offers a boutique residential experience, with a personalised focus on educational success. Discover more
Griffith Scholarships in 2020
Find out more and apply online at: griffith.edu.au/scholarships.
The University of Queensland Scholarships: Discover more
QUT Scholarship opportunities: check out the full range.
QUT Meeting assumed knowledge and prerequisites
QUT offers a bridging program in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.
UQ College is offering University Prerequisite Courses in Mathematics B, Chemistry or Biology. Discover more
QTAC Key Dates
15 November: First offer round Year 12
14 December: OP’s released
23 December: QTAC Offer Round
7 January: Last day to change preference
15 January: Offer Round
UQ OP Results Advice 16 December 2019, 3:00-6:00pm, UQ Centre, St Lucia campus
Griffith University: Explore your Options (for Year 12)
Monday 16 December – Thursday 19 December. Find out more here.
QUT Real Decisions (for Year 12)
Date: 17 December
Where: P Block, QUT Gardens Point campus
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