Queen of Apostles School

Term 3 Week 2 - Thursday 28 July 2022

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2022 Professional Development Days

The following dates are the remaining pupil free days for 2022. Please ensure you have them in your diaries.

Friday 23rd September - Catholic Day Holiday

Monday 7th November - Staff Professional Development Day

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Over the last few days our COVID positive case numbers have increased due to the spread of the new Omicron variants circulating in our community. While this is not mandated, we are encouraging the wearing of masks in indoor areas where distancing is not possible as a way of limiting the spread of the virus and to make sure our students are at school for face-to-face learning. We know that this form of learning is most effective and ensures important concepts taught are not being missed.

We will also be receiving another allocation of RATs from the WA government to give to families. Once we have received them, I will let the community know and they will need to pick them up from the office.

Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment (BRLA)

This week and next week our Year Three and Five classes will be involved in the Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment. This Assessment will be split up into the four sections of Jesus, The Bible, Sacraments and Prayer and The Church.

The BRLA will be done online and will give us information to measure student learning of content in the Religious Education curriculum. The results of these assessments will inform teaching and be made available to parents once released.

COVID Portal

It is still vitally important that parents and caregivers inform the school if their child tests positive for COVID-19.

Parents and caregivers can inform the school of their child’s positive or negative COVID result via this LINK - https://cewa-collections.powerappsportals.com/COVID-19-Self-Reporting-Form/

The information will go directly to me.

If a positive result is recorded via a RAT test it must also be registered on the WA Health RAT register website -


Please do not underestimate the importance of informing us of a positive COVID case. Your actions will ensure the risk to others is minimised and that we do our very best to limit the spread of the virus across our community.

SNAFL Carnival

I would like to wish our Year 6 students all best as they compete in soccer, netball and AFL against other schools in our region next Friday (5th August).

The carnival will be held at Morris Buzacott Reserve in Kardinya and parents/family members are most welcome to attend.

I would like to thank Mr Bridgeman for his organisation in preparation for this day. At this stage the long-range weather forecast looks reasonable and it should be a fun day. Good luck!

Keeping Safe Online Talk - Paul Litherland

On Wednesday 10th August at 6.30pm in the library we have been lucky enough to secure the services of Paul Litherland to do Keeping Safe Online presentation for all parents and guardians in our community.

Paul is an ex police officer and will give you tips and insights into how to keep your family safe when accessing the internet and using social networking sites. He is highly regarded and presents to around 280 schools each year.

So I encourage you to register for this free event by using the QR code or link on the poster later in the newsletter so you can be informed on ways to keep your family safe online.

There will be a creche available for those families who require it.

Best Wishes

Mark Ryan

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Canteen - World Lasagne Day!

Tomorrow (Friday) is World Lasagna Day!

We will be making some at the canteen for $5.50 per serve.

Radical Reptiles!

Last Wednesday, the junior primary classes participated in an incursion hosted by Karen from Radical Reptiles.

Karen brought in her pet lizards and snakes and spoke to the students about snake safety. The children were lucky enough to hold some pythons including ‘Harry’ the Carpet Python! They are so brave!

It was such an exciting day for our junior students and they cannot wait to begin exploring more about Australian animals.

Junior Primary Staff

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ICAS Assessments

A reminder to parents in Years 3-6 that ICAS Assessments in Mathematics, English, Writing, Spelling and Science will be available for students to sit this term.

Enrolments close on August 1.

1. Read about ICAS subjects and prices here:

(https://www.icasassessments.com/products- icas)

2. Go to Parent Portal here: (https://shop.icasassessments.com/pages/pps)

3. Enter our school’s access code – LIN732

4. Enter your child’s details, select the tests you would like to purchase, then proceed to payment.

Free Event for Parents and Friends

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OSH Club Newsletter

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Vacation care Holidays have been full of fun with plenty of planned activities and exciting excursion venues.

OSHClub ensures the consistency of regular maintenance in the service and routines of hygiene practices. The educators and children follow and maintain physical distancing, good handwashing, and active physical play by conducting sports and games according to the weather conditions. Each session includes 30 minutes of physical activity.

In Term 3 Children will focus their creativity through learning, so OSHClub have planned different messy play activities to further explore sensory awareness through texture and smell, while engaging in different artistic outlets to be creative and most importantly have fun!

Getting fit is another focus for Term 3, by playing designed sports and games at the service, as well as incorporating Wellbeing and mindfulness by practising yoga, meditation and breathing practices.

Healthy eating is always promoted At OSHClub with yummy foods offered at afternoon tea, children’s suggestions are always welcome to explore different menu ideas.

Each child's wellbeing is focused and supported at OSHClub through observations and program planning cycles to ensure interests are nurtured.

Breakfast bunch Pilot— An exciting new Breakfast program on the way, stay tuned for more details.

Many fun filled indoor and outdoor activities on the way in Term 3....... Come and join in our fun filled days.

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The Committee for the Council for Catholic Women Perth

The Committee for the Council for Catholic Women Perth warmly invites you to 3 talks by Dr Cristina Lledo Gomez at James Nestor Hall Catholic Education Office 60 Ruislip St West Leederville. Cristina is the Presentation Sisters Lecturer at BBI-The Australian Institute of Theological Education where she promotes women’s spiritualities, feminist theologies and eco-theologies. Cristina is inspired by Karl Rahner SJ and has lectured at Boston and Berkeley Universities USA. She is the author of The Church as Woman and Mother and has published many articles covering her stated interests. Married with 2 children Cristina is proud of her Filipina heritage.

Friday 5 August: 5.30pm - 8.30pm

Colonisation, Church and the Migrant Australian

(Light refreshments served 5.30pm - 6pm)

Saturday 6 August: 10am -12pm

Integral Ecology and Our Shared Existence

(light lunch provided)

Saturday 6 August: 1pm - 3pm

Reclaiming Mary: Empowered versus Patriarchal Motherhood.

RSVP: Wednesday 3 August by email kerrymacfarlane2@gmail.com or mobile 0400 886 835. All welcome. Please feel free to attend any of the talks.

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