Queen of Apostles School
Term 2 Week 1 - Thursday 27 April 2023
ANZAC DAY PRAYER
Gracious and loving God,
the cross of Christ is the sign
of your desire for justice and peace for all.
Open our minds to your vision
as we remember all who suffered
through Australia and New Zealand’s involvement
in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
Grant all servicepersons
who sacrificed health and life for the good of all,
the gift of your deep peace.
May we who inherit the freedom for which they fought
become instruments of your peace
in our homes, workplaces and world.
We ask this prayer through Christ our Lord.
Tomorrow at 11am the SRC will be leading us in an ANZAC ceremony. The ceremony will be conducted in the undercover area and parents/carers are welcome to join us. It promises to be a very special and reverent occasion as we gave thanks for those service men and women who served in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
Lest we Forget!
Parent Information Session - Numeracy
Next Monday May 1st at 6pm in the library there will be a Information Session on the Numeracy Inquiry Approach we have running throughout the school. This session will be run by CEWA numeracy consultants and is a follow up session to the one offered at the Parent Information Sessions.
Please make the time to come along as it is a great way to find out how you can assist at home.
Unfortunately there will be no creche on this evening.
Please confirm your attendance by clicking on the trybooking link below.
Edu-Dance lessons start next Wednesday for the Pre-Primary to Year 6 students. Our students really love this contemporary dance program and that was very evident last year. I am looking forward to seeing the students showcase their learning from this wonderful program at the end of the term.
2023 Pupil Free Days & Public Holidays
5 June = WA Day
6 June = Pupil Free Day
17 July = Pupil Free Day
22 September = Pupil Free Day (Catholic Day)
YEAR 6 LEADERSHIP DAY RUN BY HALOGEN by Taehee, Jonte, Ayesha, Indi, Giordana, Jingwen, Jasmine and Jeanette
On the 20th March, the Student Representative Council and Social Justice Committee went to a conference run by Halogen to celebrate National Young Leader’s Day. The speakers were James Foley, Matthew Pavlich, Simone McGurk and Eliza Greene. Each leader was equally inspiring and all had dreams when they were as young as five, working hard to accomplish them.
James Foley is an author and illustrator of picture books, middle grade novel and comics. One of his books, called Stellarphant, was voted ‘ Picture Book of the Year’ and it has won multiple awards. Foley started drawing and writing in pre-primary. In Year Seven, he won 3rd Prize for writing a picture book. Foley says that if you want to achieve something, you have to be persistent.
Matthew Pavlich was very inspiring, especially when reflecting on how to approach hard work: never give up, and follow your dreams, he told us. Pavlich shared inspiring quotes about how you should set realistic goals but don’t push yourself unnecessarily. When you don’t succeed, he claims, you don’t lose but you learn. This obviously connects with Pavlich’s career as a football player, but also connects with all of us in our committee work. Pavlich never gave up on becoming a footballer. For example, when he was injured (he mentioned he had 13 operations, 30 stitches and 3 concussions), he didn’t let that leave him behind. He stepped back on the footy field like nothing happened. Pavlich also taught us a lesson: to follow your dreams.
HON SIMONE MCGURK MLA
We liked Ms McGurk’s speech because she spoke so confidently and told us all of her hard work and personal stories. Ms McGurk was asked to join parliament however, she initially said “no” because the time what not right for her. She later became the State Member for Fremantle. As a child, her father wasn’t around every much so her mother had to take care of Simone and her other four siblings on her own. A few questions I had were, “Why did you want to be a politician?” “If you could be a politician for liberal or labour which one would you choose?”. An important lesson Ms McGurk taught us was to work hard, to be honest and to always to be prepared for anything in life.
Eliza Greene is a professional surfer. Eliza became the Junior Women’s state champion six times. In the past year, she has participated in numerous surfing competitions with her sister, Mikaela, across the world. Eliza and her sister are called the Greene Sisters or GRNSTR. When COVID came, Eliza had to put a pause on participating in surfing competitions. She decided to create a range of swimwear after she realised no one made wetsuits for women larger than size 13. Eliza was the first person to design a swimsuit for size 18! She is a good role model for young girls around the world of all ages. We all enjoyed her speech because she saw a problem and made a solution. It’s very important for women to have rights not be forced to wear men’s swimwear cause there isn’t a size for them in the women’s range.
We’d like to thank Halogen, Mr Ryan, Ms Maloney and Mrs Anderson for making it possible for us to attend the Young Leader’s Conference. It has given us a chance to figure out what our dreams might be. A big thank you, also, to the leaders that spoke at Halogen.
YEAR 6 CONFIRMATION
The Confirmation Rehearsal will be in Church on Sat 27th May starting at 9.30am sharp and will finish by 10:30am. Your child and their Sponsor should attend. Confirmation is on Sunday 28th May at 10.30am.
Term 2 means a change to winter uniforms.
To give parents more time to purchase any winter items needed from the Uniform Shop, students can wear either summer or winter uniform to school for the first two weeks of Term 2. By Week 3, all students are expected to be in full winter uniform.
The Uniform Shop is open every Wednesday during term time.
The 2024 Kindy class filled very quickly last year, so please don't wait until the end of the year to enrol for 2025 and find that there are no places available. All enrolment information is available on our website, including the forms required.
Applications can be forwarded by email and must include the Application for Enrolment form, Pre-Enrolment Interview form, plus copies of birth certificate and baptism certificate (if Catholic). If neither parent was born in Australia, copies of visas or citizenship certificates for parents and the child are also required.
Please note that separate enrolment forms are required for Pre-Kindy and Kindy and there is a $25.00 Application Fee payable for each application.
We urge families to lodge applications as soon as possible
to secure an interview during Term 2.
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 the Latest P&F Update
Mother’s Day Breakfast – 7.30am to 8.30am, Friday 12 May 2023
Queenies' dads are gearing up to host a scrumptious breakfast for mums and kids! Treat your taste buds to a delicious menu that includes bacon and egg burgers, sweet muffins, coffee, tea, and juice.
To book, head over to TryBooking and place your order now by clicking on this link.
Mother’s Day Gift Stall – Friday 12 May 2023
This year the P&F will be holding a Mother’s Day Stall in the undercover area. Children will be able to make purchases for their mum or grandma. We have a great selection of items for sale, ranging from $1 - $5. Classes will be sent over to the undercover area, one at a time to make their purchases. To ensure there are enough items for all the classes we ask that children limit the amount they are buying to 1 item each. Cash only (EFTPOS not available). Please BYO bag. After all classes have had an opportunity to buy a present, any remaining gifts will be available to purchase at lunchtime from the under cover area.
Footy Tipping Competition Update
In round 4 of the Footy Tipping Competition, Mr Ryan's favourite team, the Blues, emerged victorious over North Melbourne by 23 points. With the school holidays beginning on Thursday and Easter festivities in full swing, Mr Ryan was delighted to be named the winning tipper of the week. As a result, he was able to enjoy a relaxing coffee break over the holidays courtesy of his Rustico voucher.
During the "Gather Round" of round 5, all Footy teams travelled to Adelaide to play. The home teams of Adelaide and Port Adelaide both secured victories, which would have been an exciting result for the local fans. Tom Eardley, who supports Geelong, was the Tipper of the Week winner as his team emerged victorious over the Eagles. Brooke Eardley, who supports Eagles, came in second place for the week. Hopefully, Tom will share his Rustico voucher with Brooke!
Round 6 - ANZAC Day Round
During the ANZAC Day round, we remembered all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. In round 6 of the Queenies P&F Footy Tipping Competition, four perfect tippers earned 9 points each. Congratulations to Brianna, Zara, Franz, and Matthew. Brianna, who achieved a tipping margin of 31 points, was awarded the Tipper of the Week prize. Brianna, please visit the front office to collect your Rustico voucher.