Queen of Apostles School
Term 1 Week 8 - Thursday 23 March 2023
Parent Teacher Interviews
As parents were made aware last week, teachers will be available for Parent Interviews on Wednesday 5 April. Our Year 1-6 teachers will be available from 11.45am in 15 minute time slots. Our Kindy and PP teachers will have 20 minute slots available for parents. Our Bookings page is now live. Teachers have sent out a link through SeeSaw for you to access.
Parents will need to select the date (5 April), the teacher and the timeslot to make the booking. Once the booking is made, a confirmation email which provides a TEAMS video link will be sent. If you would like to arrange a TEAMS meeting instead of a face-face, you will need that link to make the call on the day. To assist class teachers in preparing to take TEAMS calls, please let them know beforehand that your appointment will be a TEAMS call. Otherwise, the confirmation email will be your face-face interview.
When making your booking PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR SURNAME so the teacher can identify which student the meeting is for.
Please note that you will not need to sign in at the office when attending the interview with the teacher. The following venues will be used by teachers for the meetings:
Kindy – Year 2
8.00am – 3.20pm: In the Library
From 3.30pm In the classroom
Year 3 - Year 6
8.00am – 3.20pm: In the Hall
From 3.30pm In the classroom
Easter Raffle and Hat Parade
On Wednesday 5th April the P&F have organised an Easter Hat Parade.
We are asking the students in each class from Kindy to Year 6 come up with a creative Easter Hat design to wear to the parade. There will be prizes on offer so you better start getting creative to impress the judges.
Students are also able to wear free dress on this day for a gold coin donation. The parade will take place at 9am in the Undercover Area. Parents/Carers are most welcome to attend.
Also on this day we will be drawing the winners of the Easter Raffle. Tickets have been sent home with each child and the Year 6's will be selling extra tickets at lunch time. The tickets are 50c each.
It promises to be a fun morning and I'm looking forward to seeing the creative designs the students come up with.
Please see the flyer in the P&F section of the newsletter for more information.
Stations of the Cross
This year we will be holding our Stations of the Cross prayer reflection on Thursday 6th April at 9am. Each class will be involved in preparing two stations and it will be held outside in the school grounds.
The Stations of the Cross is a powerful way to contemplate, and enter into, the mystery of Jesus' gift of himself to us. Parents/Carers are welcome to join us for this reflection.
The canteen will be closed and won't be taking orders on the following dates:
30th March & 31st March (Week 9 Term 1)
6th April (Week 10 Term 1)
27th April & 28th April (Week 1 Term 2)
The P&F are planning to organise special orders on some of the days starting with a Sushi Day on Thursday 30th March. See the flyer in the P&F section of this newsletter to place your order.
Icypoles will be sold out of the canteen on the following lunchtimes
Friday 31st March
Thursday 6th April
Thursday 27th April
Help Needed - Busy Bee
On Friday 31st March at 1.30pm we need help in clearing the garden bed opposite the hall to prepare the ground so we can create a Noongar Six Seasons Garden. If you can spare some time before pick up on this day your help will be greatly appreciated. Please see the flyer in the newsletter for more information.
2023 Pupil Free Days & Public Holidays
7 April = Good Friday
24 April = Pupil Free Day
25 April = ANZAC Day
5 June = WA Day
6 June = Pupil Free Day
17 July = Pupil Free Day
22 September = Pupil Free Day (Catholic Day)
Time to Check Those Winter Uniforms
Term 2 means winter uniforms and with only 2 weeks left of Term 1 it's a good time to check last year's uniforms and purchase anything that needs to be replaced.
The Uniform Shop is open each Wednesday during term time from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Or you can place an order online with One World Uniforms.
OSH Club Vacation Care Programs
Queenies Sushi Day – Order now!
The Canteen will be closed on Thursday, 30 March. Please place your order today for your child’s lunch. Last order by Monday 27 March.
Hop into the Easter Raffle
We invite you to join in on the fun of our Easter Raffle. An information flyer with three raffle tickets has been sent home with every student.
Simply write your child's name and year group on each ticket and return them with $1.50 to your child's class teacher by Monday, 3 April 2023. Year 6 students will be selling 50c raffle tickets during lunchtime for those who want to increase their chances of winning.
We have an incredible selection of prizes up for grabs, including three main Easter Egg prize packs and a variety of consolation prizes. The raffle draw will take place at our Easter Hat Parade on Wednesday 5 April.
Easter Hat Parade
The P&F is thrilled to host the Easter Hat Parade on Wednesday 5 April! Families are welcome to join in the fun. Students have a chance to win a prize for the best hat as determined by judges on the day.
Get creative and have some fun with your child by making an Easter hat or headpiece. Pinterest and Google Images offer inspiration and budget-friendly crafts can be found at Spotlight, Kmart, Big W, Reject Shop, or Red Dot. Students can participate by dressing up and bringing a gold coin donation. See you there!
What an exciting first round, starting with a draw between Richmond and Carlton, giving everyone 1 point. Unfortunately, our West Australian teams didn't fare too well, but let's hope they bounce back this week.
Congratulations to Marg Pearce for winning the first round of the Queenies P&F Footy Tipping Competition. Please see Reception/Front Office to collect your Rustico Voucher and certificate.
A BIG thank you to the team of volunteers, including Tracy Italiano, Brody Birch, Anthony Jayamaha, Ryan Italiano, and Rebecca Day for helping at the P&F Busy Bee last Friday. Your help was much appreciated, and the P&F room is now a lot cleaner and ready for all our fundraising activities this year.