Queen of Apostles School
Term 3 Week 1 - Thursday 20 July 2023
I pray each child finds some form of joy
as they come to school each day.
And that they become passionate about something.
It could be science, art, music, maths, reading...anything.
I pray that each child is provided an environment
that promotes and fosters
a joyful and passionate outlook for each student.
In Jesus' name.
A big welcome back to our young people, families, teachers and staff as we start our second semester. Our wish is that the second part of this year is full of joy and passion as we continue together the adventure of learning and discovery.
As a school, we pray that the holistic education that Queen of Apostles provides each student can help us all to continue growing in self-discovery as we walk together with Christ, our way, truth and life. Again, welcome back!
Parents should now have received their child's semester report. We encourage parents to go through the report with their child, emphasising and celebrating the areas of strength demonstrated in the first half of the year.
Within each child's report are opportunities for growth. The setting of goals for second semester is always important in focusing students in areas that will continue to develop their individual learning journeys.
Congratulations to all our students for a great first half of the year. If parents have concerns or questions about the report, your child's class teacher will be happy to discuss these with you.
Our NAIDOC Week Mass was a wonderful opportunity to blend our Catholic faith with First Nations spirituality. We thank Mrs Maloney, Mrs Salvia, Mrs Perry and the Year 6 class in preparing a beautiful Mass for us.
Please checkout our Facebook Page to see some of the wonderful activities the classes have been engaged in to recognise, and celebrate with, our First Nations people.
We will be celebrating a Thanksgiving Mass in honour of all grandparents on Friday 4th August. The morning will begin with a Mass, followed by time in classrooms to work with the children and ending with a morning tea provided by our P&F. To assist the P&F in organising morning tea, grandparents who would like to attend the morning are asked to RSVP via Trybooking. The link is: https://www.trybooking.com/CJDPM
2023 Pupil Free Days & Public Holidays
22 September = Pupil Free Day (Catholic Day)
Catholic Performing Arts Festival
Welcome back to Term 3! I hope you had a fantastic break.
Term 3 is a very busy time for the Music Department. The Catholic Performing Arts Festival commences this term, and I would like to wish our entries all the best as they participate in this wonderful festival. I have included a schedule below outlining dates for students who have entered. Please remember, it is the parent’s responsibility to transport their child to their Instrumental or Vocal Performance.
This week, a note will be sent home with regards to your child’s transport to their performance. Parents are asked to sign the notes acknowledging that they will transport their child to and from the venue on the day. Please return signed notes to your child’s class teacher by Monday 24th July. Could fees related to the festival please be finalised by next week at the school office.
Please also be aware that all parents and friends attending a performance must book a ticket through Try Booking. Tickets can be accessed through the website https://www.spiritofthearts.com.au/. Try Booking links will be available under each section.
Angelico Art Exhibition 2023
The senior students produced some incredible art pieces last semester and 7 pieces of work and a group submission have been selected and entered into the Angelico Art Exhibition which takes place this term.
Congratulations to the following students who have been selected: -
Jeanette Port-Louis - Year 6
Monique Ojrzanowski - Year 6
Ayesha Waseem - Year 6
Bonnie Cunningham - Year 5
Felicia Goh - Year 5
Sofia Martin - Year 5
Riyoni Wedamulla - Year 5
Group Entry – Year 6
The exhibition will take place at the Forrest Centre, Perth from Monday 7 to Friday 25 August. Due to the restricted business hours, students, families and teachers are invited to attend an exhibition viewing session on Saturday 19 August at the Forrest Centre, 221 St Georges Terrace, Perth from 1.30 – 3pm. A 3D virtual tour will also be available on the Catholic Arts website at the completion of the exhibition.
I am looking forward to attending the exhibition and can’t wait to see the art pieces displayed.
International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)
We are delighted to inform you that Queen of Apostles will again be participating in the world-renowned ICAS competition this year.
What is ICAS?
ICAS is an online academic competition that is designed to assess students’ higher order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science, Writing and Spelling.
Each assessment celebrates students’ accomplishments by providing opportunities for recognition and development. Every student who participates will receive a printed certificate and an online results report. Top performers will be eligible for medals.
We encourage you to consider entering your child into ICAS this year.
Learn more about ICAS here: https://www.icasassessments.com/products-icas/
If you wish for your child to participate in ICAS this year, please:
- read about ICAS subjects and prices here: https://www.icasassessments.com/products-icas/
- read the terms and conditions here : (icasassessments.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/2023-ICAS-Assessments-Parents-PPS-TsCs_final.pdf)
- go to Parent Portal to purchase tests here: (shop.icasassessments.com/pages/pps)
- enter our school’s access code – MSQ187
- enter your child’s details, select the tests you would like to purchase, then proceed to payment.
Please note that the ICAS tests shown for selection are at the school’s discretion.
After payment is made via the Parent Payment System, you will receive an order confirmation email, please keep this for your records.
Registrations close on 31st July, 2023.
Welcome to our latest P&F Update
We've witnessed three thrilling rounds of footy tipping since the commencement of the school holidays. The competition has intensified, making it challenging to achieve a perfect round. Nonetheless, we applaud Mr Ryan for maintaining his position at the top, with Franz Teran trailing closely behind, just one point away.
We'd like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to our outstanding tippers of the week. Please visit the front office to collect your well-deserved Rustico voucher and certificate.
• Round 16: Karen Joyce
• Round 17: John Taylor
• Round 18: Franz Teran
Keep up the fantastic work, and let's continue the excitement as we approach the upcoming rounds of Footy tipping.
P&F Quiz Night
Join us at the P&F Quiz Night – Friday 11 August
Mark your calendars for the Queenies P&F Quiz Night on 11 August. Gather your friends, form a team, and book a table for a night of fun and brain-teasing challenges. Tickets are only $20 per person and includes a raffle ticket for the door prize. Book your tickets today.
Parent' Business Directory!
Calling all parent entrepreneurs! Get your business featured in our exclusive School Community Business Directory for free. Showcase your venture to our school community by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your business details, logo, and a brief description. Let's support each other's businesses!
Support our Queenies P&F fundraiser by purchasing an Entertainment Membership and enjoy incredible savings of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers on dining, shopping, activities, and more! Plus, 20% of every membership purchased goes directly to support Queen of Apostles School, contributing to our teacher's wish lists and school resources. Share the link with your friends and family to help us reach our goal. Thanks for your support!