Queen of Apostles School

Term 4 Week 7 - Thursday 24 November 2022


Lord Jesus Christ,

You are a King who cares deeply for his people.

May we search out those in need,

so that Love and Justice will reign as the Kingdom of God is brought forth within us.

We ask our prayer in your name and in the power of the Holy Spirit,


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Annual Community Meeting

There was a fantastic turn out at the Annual Community Meeting last night and I would like to thank our community for their support.

It has been a big year and it was great to highlight some of our achievements throughout 2022. 2023 promises to be another exciting year with staff changes and future projects that will add another dimension to our school.

It is also exciting that our families will receive a 5% reduction in fees as Paul highlighted in his report. The new fee schedule will be on the website soon.

Staffing 2023

Please find below the staffing list as communicated at our ACM last night:

Principal - Mark Ryan

Assistant Principal - Jennifer Anderson

3YO & 4YO Kindy - Ann Fanto

Pre-Primary - Emma Ashworth

Year 1 - Robyn Salvia

Year 2 - Simone Gordon (3 days) & Maddi Kuhn (2 days)

Year 3 - Gabrielle Lesque

Year 4 - Brianna Joiner

Year 5 - Jessica Jenzen

Year 6 - Valencia Maloney

Inclusive Support - Marika Beacher

Consultant - Yvette Mistry

Music - Sheryl Perry

Visual Art - Sheryl Perry

Physical Education - Ross Bridgeman

Science - Ross Bridgeman

Mandarin - Ivy Wang

Library - Susan Peach

Social Worker - Tracy Small

Educational Assistants

Pre-Primary - Tracie Spardaro (3 days) & Debbie Radice (2 days)

3YO Kindy - Farah Gul

4YO Kindy - Mara McGinty & Pam Johansen

General/Special Education Support

Dawn O’Brien

Lee-Anne Oliver

Debbie Radici

Tracy Watkins

Farah Gul

Elizabeth Kingston

Office Staff

Finance Officer - Caroline Hunneybun

Administration Officer - Terri Healey (Tues to Thurs) & Kathy Duncanson (Mon & Fri)

Ancillary Staff

Canteen Manager - Sharon Fernandes e Soares

Grounds - John Boley

School Advisory Council 2023

I am pleased to announce the School Advisory Council for 2023.

Paul Martin
Ben Indrisie
Jamie Liu
Andrew Upfold

Belinda Fabling

Marnie Selten
Pavel Orjanowski (Parish Rep)
TBC (P&F Rep)
Fr Paul Manickathan (Ex officio)
Mark Ryan (Ex officio)

Jennifer Anderson (Standing invite)

I would like to thank Rob Wynne and Sheri McDonald, whose time at the school and on the Advisory Council will end at the conclusion of the school year. I thank them both for their wonderful contributions in helping Queen of Apostles be the school it is today.


Starting in 2023 the P&F will become a committee of the school and operate under a new Terms of Reference. This structure was agreed and voted on by the current P&F at the last meeting. At the ACM last night the following parents nominated to be members of this new committee which allows a maximum of 6 people:

Kath Anthony - Chair

Cat Domican - Deputy Chair

Paulynne Farrell - Secretary

Tracy Italiano - Committee Member

Korina Martin - Committee Member

Rebecca Day - Committe Member

The Treasurer's role is TBA.

I would like to thank the current P&F committee for their time, effort and commitment in ensuring our students and families are being catered for. With the new structure next year I am excited to see what the future holds.

Year 1 Assembly

Well done to Mrs Salvia, Mrs Kuhn and the Year One Class on a wonderful assembly item this morning. The Twelve Months of Year One was very entertaining and a great reflection on some of the highlights of the year. It always amazes me how confident our students are when performing in front of an audience. Well done to all involved!

Interschool Swimming

Good luck to all our swimmers competing in the Interschool Swimming carnival tomorrow morning at Beatty Park. I know that you will give a great account of yourselves in the competition.

Parents, grandparents and friends are most welcome to come and support our team.

Transition Morning

Next Wednesday from 9.30 until 10.30am we have our transition morning.

Each class will be moving to their 2023 classrooms to meet their new teacher and become familiar with the environment. We even welcome our new Kindy children to school on that morning. There will be lots of excited students and teachers next Wednesday and it promises to be a fun morning.

Colour Explosion – 25th November

We hope the weather tomorrow is perfect for the Colour Explosion and getting wet.

Parents can you make sure that the children have everything they need including a white t-shirt, old runners which you don’t mind getting wet and a towel. I’m looking forward to a fun filled afternoon!

Christmas Concert

This year we are very excited to be putting on a Christmas Concert for our community on Thursday 1st December. Each class from Kindy to Year 6 will be involved along with our choirs.

The concert will take place on the new grassed area and there will be a section roped off for picnic blankets with chairs behind. The students will be sitting with their class teacher.

The timetable for the evening is as follows:

5.30pm - Students to classrooms

5.45pm - Welcome & Prayer

5.50pm - P&F Book Awards

6.05pm - Farewells

6.15pm - Christmas Concert

7.15pm - Christmas Concert Concludes/ Parents to collect students from classroom teacher

Please keep this date in your dairy as it promises to be a special occasion. Watch out for an appearance from a very special visitor!


With the increase of COVID cases in the community it’s important to be vigilant at this time. Please look out for signs and symptoms and keep your children home if they are unwell. If any positive cases are detected please enter this onto the COVID portal so as a school we can plan accordingly. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

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.

Best Wishes

Mark Ryan

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Vinnie’s Christmas Hamper Appeal

In keeping with the spirit of Christmas and our Term Four Value of Compassion, Queen of Apostles School will again be participating in the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper Appeal.

Last week, teachers sent a note home, asking your child to contribute an item to their class hamper. Kindly return your hamper items to the classroom teacher by Thursday, 1 December, 2022, in time for our handover presentation at our Gathering Assembly on Friday, 2 December, 2022. Please ensure that all items donated are non-perishable and well within the recommended ‘Use By’ date stamped on the packaging.

Last year, our hampers were amazing, overflowing with special treats for those families in the community who were experiencing hardship. Please help to make a difference to those in our local area who are less fortunate than ourselves. Please spread the joy of this holy season by supporting the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper Appeal.

Valencia Maloney and the Social Justice Committee

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Gilbert's SOS Program

Anyone who lives around the area would be familiar with Gilbert's Fresh Market in Willetton.

Gilbert's have been supporting local schools for a number of years now with their Support Our Schools (SOS) program. This program is free and available to all Gilbert's customers, and by signing up in store you can support Queenies too.

When you sign up to the SOS progam, Gilbert's donates 1% of the money you spend straight to our school, and for the month of November alone, Queenies families have contributed to a donation of $180, just by doing their regular shop at Gilbert's. So next time you are in store please ask about the SOS program and sign up to help increase our donations.

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Colour Explosion - Friday 25th November 2022

Parents are reminded that children participating in the Colour Explosion Fun Run tomorrow will need to bring to school the following:

Old T-shirt - preferably white to off show all the colours

Old runners - that you don't mind getting wet and coloured

Towel - to dry off

Spare shorts - to wear home

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