Queen of Apostles School

Term 2 Week 7 - Thursday 8 June 2023

Loving God,

We thank you for the gift of life.

We also thank you for the gift of all the wonderful people

who accompany, inspire, stretch, challenge, love and encourage us on our journey.

Bless them with good health, peace and joy.

We ask this through Christ our Lord,


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Please be advised that I will be taking Long Service Leave from 22nd June until 21st July (2 weeks are school holidays). Mrs Anderson will be Acting Principal in my absence. Mrs Salvia will take on the Assistant Principal role during this time. She will have two days per week out of class to fulfil her AP duties. I thank Mrs Anderson and Mrs Salvia for taking on these roles and know the school will be in very good hands during my absence.

School Disco

The P&F will be hosting the school disco on Friday 16th June (Term 2, Week 8) in the hall.

The Junior Disco (Pre Kindy to Year 2) will run from 4.30 until 5.45pm with the Senior Disco (Yrs 3 to 6) from 6.00 until 7.30pm.

The cost is $5 which includes pizza, drinks, glow bracelet and treat bag. You can book your tickets at the try booking link below.


See the P&F section of the newsletter for more details.

Year 3 Assembly

Tomorrow the Year 3 class will be presenting their assembly item to the community. The assembly will begin at 8.50am and will be in the hall.

I'm looking forward to seeing what Ms Lesque and the Year Three class come up with. It promises to be lots of fun! All welcome.

P&F Meeting

There is a P&F meeting in staffroom at 6.30pm next Monday (12th June) evening.

All parents/carers are welcome to attend.

2023 Term Dates

Term 2: Wed 26 April – Fri 30 June
Term 3: Tue 18 July – Thurs 21 Sept
Term 4: Mon 9 Oct – Fri 8 Dec (Students) Fri 15 Dec (Staff)

2023 Pupil Free Days & Public Holidays

17 July = Pupil Free Day

22 September = Pupil Free Day (Catholic Day)

Best Wishes

Mark Ryan

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International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)

ICAS Assessments

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:

  1. read about ICAS subjects and prices here: https://www.icasassessments.com/products-icas/
  2. read the terms and conditions here : (icasassessments.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/2023-ICAS-Assessments-Parents-PPS-TsCs_final.pdf)
  3. go to Parent Portal to purchase tests here: (shop.icasassessments.com/pages/pps)
  4. enter our school’s access code – MSQ187
  5. 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.

Report Time is Coming!

Semester One reports for students will be available for parents on SEQTA Engage at the end of Term 2, so now is the time for you to check your login to make sure you have access.

New families from Year 1 to Year 6 and all Pre Primary families will have received a welcome email this week directing you to set up your account for SEQTA Engage. Both parents have been sent the email, however if you are happy to operate just one login for both parents, you don't need to set up the second one. If you can't see the email in your Inbox please check your Junk or Spam folders as sometimes these emails will appear there as they are sent in bulk.

Kindy reports are sent home with the children and are not available on SEQTA Engage.

Please check your access NOW and contact the office if you have any problems.

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Footy Tipping Competition

Congratulations to Dr Daniel Anderson for winning round 12 of the Queenies P&F footy tipping with 6 out of 7 tips. This week, several teams had a bye, including Brisbane Lions, Freo Dockers, St Kilda, and Sydney Swans, giving them a well-deserved rest.

P&F Disco - Get Your Tickets

Mark your calendars, students! The P&F Disco is happening on Friday, 16 June. Join your friends on the dance floor for a night of music, laughter, and dancing. Book your tickets today through Try Booking.

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Disco Volunteers Needed!

We still require volunteers to assist with the Queenies P&F Disco. We are seeking approximately 15 people for each session.

Duties include sign-in/out of children, supervising kids in the hall, serving cordial and water, assisting with pizza pickup and serving, and clean-up. We also need a First Aid trained person for emergencies. If you're available, please contact Tracy Italiano at QueeniesPnF@gmail.com.

P&F Meeting

Please join us at the next P&F meeting on Monday 12 June at 6.30pm.
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