Queen of Apostles School
Term 3 Week 1 - Thursday 21 July 2022
Welcome to Term Three! We are delighted to have commenced the term in such a productive and enjoyable fashion. It was great to see the students back on Tuesday so willing and eager to get stuck in.
There are some exciting learning opportunities for students in all of our classes this term and I would like to thank all staff in ensuring everything was ready to go on the first day back.
This term we also welcome Mrs Brianna Joiner as teacher of Year 4. We know that Mrs Joiner is going to enjoy working as part of the Queen of Apostles community!
While it’s not mandated, I encourage all in our community to consider wearing masks 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.
I thank you in advance for your cooperation.
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.
NAIDOC Week is always held in the first full week of July and for us this is in the school holidays. Therefore, this week we have been doing activities in class that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. It is also an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.
Yesterday we had a whole school Mass with NAIDOC Week as the theme. It was a wonderful celebration and I thank Mrs Anderson for all the work done to prepare for this Mass. It was a great way to start the day!
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.
1. Read about ICAS subjects and prices here:
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.
Class of the Week!
In Maths they learnt simple addition and were very pleased with being able to add up numbers. Many children said that their favourite subject was Sport because they do basketball and netball and they get to run. In Art, Year 1’s made butterflies – they were beautiful.
We interviewed Xavier who told us that his favourite holiday destination is Singapore.
Mrs Salvia’s favourite thing about the Year 1 class was that they keep growing and learning each day. Mrs Salvia’s favourite subject to teach the Year 1’s is reading because it can teach them new skills in life and if they can read they can do anything they put their minds to. Year 1’s are amazing! We loved going in and seeing what they do.
Nathan, Marlah, Coby and Vivienne (Year 6 SRC)
PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL
The Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival commences on the 22nd of July. Below is a reminder to students participating in the festival and the venues and times of their performances. Please ensure that you arrive 15 minutes before your performance time. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and transported to and from the venue on the day. Good luck to our awesome musicians!
The Instrumental Program is offered to Years 3 to 6 students. New students are always welcome. Currently we offer piano, classical guitar, bass guitar, vocals, drums and flute. If your child would like to participate in our Instrumental Program, please ask them to come and see me for an Instrumental Agreement. Alternatively, notes can be collected from the office. Below is a brief explanation of tutors at our school.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our tutors for the amazing work that they do with our students at Queenies. We look forward to growing our Instrumental Program and would love for your child to participate in learning an instrument.
Information regarding the school choirs or Instrumental Program can be obtained from myself or the school office. Looking forward to an exciting term!
Instrumental Program Tutors
MARGARET DE SAN MIGUEL – Piano
Margaret teaches piano and also accompanies the choir during public performances, whole school masses and Sacramental celebrations. Margaret has been a part of the Queenies community for many years with her own children attending our school.
We are very thankful for her services to our school community.
DAVID GEE – Guitar, Bass Guitar and Piano
David has studied an Advanced Diploma of Contemporary music (Performance) at WAAPA completed in 2007 and a Cert IV Music Industry Skills. He has experience performing and recording with bands in various forms and styles, from Big Bands to Swing Bands, Rock, Funk and Jazz outfits in cover and original musical projects performing around WA.
David has 15 years teaching experience on Piano in Classical/Jazz/Contemporary, Classical/Contemporary Guitars and Contemporary/Jazz Bass Guitar.
AMBER REID – Vocals
Amber is our Vocal Tutor and she commenced work with us last year. Amber is a singer, songwriter and dancer with training from The West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. She starred in THE VOICE on Channel 7 this year, making it through to the Blind Auditions and onto Team Jessica Mauboy.
Amber is very passionate about making singing a fun, safe environment for kids to develop confidence and a positive relationship with performance.
CHARLOTTE KIRKE - Flute
Charlotte is our Flute tutor and is passionate about fostering a love for music. Charlotte teaches exciting and engaging pieces across a wide range of genres, opening students’ eyes to a world of new music, as well as playing familiar tunes that they love. She incorporates fun activities into the lessons to teach skills such as music reading and ear training and believes it is important for students to experience a sense of success at every step of their musical journey. The flute lessons are a positive environment where students are encouraged to engage in musical thinking and express themselves.
As a flute player, Charlotte performs regularly around Perth in a range of engagements ranging from orchestral, chamber ensembles and solo recitals, to improvisation and jazz!
CHRISTIAN LOMBARDI - Drums
Christian is a Drummer/Percussionist and Songwriter who has been performing for over 13 years after starting to learn when he was 10 years of age. Christian has been teaching drum lessons at Queen of Apostles since Term 1 2022. He also teaches at St Luke’s Catholic Primary School, Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School, Padbury Catholic and La Salle College as a Percussion tutor. Christian has run Drumming/Percussion lessons, ensemble leading and teaching general music for over 8 years and has also led intensive Drumming clinics in Australia, inspiring beginner, intermediate and advanced drummers to hone their skills to become great musicians.
From 12 years of age, Christian has performed from pubs to bars, festivals to convention centres, gaining recognition as a Drummer from all over Australia and in the United States. Christian has collaborated with different artists, receiving recognition from respected musicians and producers. He is also one of the youngest overall musicians to ever be accepted into the world-renowned arts institution WAAPA (Western Australian Academy Of Performing Arts) at just 16 years of age! Christian studied a total of 4 years at WAAPA, receiving a Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Contemporary Music and a Bachelor’s Degree Of Performing Arts (Majoring in Music Artist) with Distinctions, studying a various range of musical styles such as Rock, Pop, Latin, Jazz, RnB, Motown, Soul, Funk, Reggae among many more. Christian is also the Drummer and Percussionist for the Royal Australian Navy Band of Western Australia and has been serving for the band since February 2021.
Free Event for Parents and Friends
Try Booking ticket links for all sections of the 2022 Performing Arts Festival is now on the Spirit of the Arts website under the “Performing Arts Festival” tab: www.spiritofthearts.com.au. Tickets are on sale now!
- String Ensembles at Trinity College – tickets not available due to room capacity and large instruments (F3/F4/F11)
Seating has been accommodated for all performers, teachers and accompanists with the balance seats released for general public. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
We hope you enjoy the wonderful work of our students in Catholic Schools.
Discover Mercedes College
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Mercedes College offers young women from Year 7 to 12 an outstanding Catholic education based on the Mercy values. Located in the heart of Perth’s beautiful heritage precinct, the College is the oldest all girls’ school in Australia, still on the original site of foundation. Its mix of heritage and modern facilities offers students a unique learning environment in a dynamic city setting.
On Tuesday 6 September our gates will be open to the prospective families for our Open Day Tour, which presents the opportunity to speak with members of the Senior Leadership Team, Heads of Department, and key Teachers. Enjoy a tour of College facilities led by some of our students, with two sessions available, 8.30am and 11am.
To experience first-hand why learning in the city will benefit your daughter’s education, please book into a session of your choice at www.mercedes.wa.edu.au/open-morning/
Perth Goju Karate
Perth Goju Karate teaches karate classes in your local area.
A special offer for the school’s students - 4 WEEKS FREE beginners karate lessons!
Classes are held after school and are a great way for children of all ages to learn self-defense in a fun and safe environment.
We also teach classes for teens and adults and they are fantastic for fitness, wellbeing and of course, self-defense.
Classes continue over the school holidays (with a short break over the Christmas period) which makes it perfect for the kids who are looking to try something on the holidays.
Karate has many benefits which include confidence, respect, discipline and fitness.
Call now to take advantage of this 4 week trial.
Sensei Johnny Moran - 0402 830 402