Queen of Apostles School

Term 1 Week 6 - Thursday 9 March 2023

Prayer - Lent Week 2

Loving God

Through your Son, Jesus, you show us how to be happy.

In this special time of Lent, may we listen to Jesus as he tells us how to care for one another, how to encourage and support one another and how to be accepting and welcoming to all.

We ask this prayer through Jesus, your Son.

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Year 2 Assembly

Tomorrow at 8.50am in the hall, the Year 2 class will be showcasing their talents and letting the community know what they have been working on at their assembly. I am looking forward to seeing what they come up with. It promises to be a lot of fun.


The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests will be conducted for all Year Three & Five Students here at Queen of Apostles from Wednesday 15 March to Tuesday 21 March. Catch up tests for students absent on those days will be available until Monday 27 March.

This year all NAPLAN Assessments, except for Year 3 writing, will be conducted online. All Year 3 and 5 students participating have had opportunities to sit online practice tests so they are familiar with the system and types of questions they may encounter.


There are a few cases of COVID in the community at the moment. Please look out for any signs and symptoms and, as with any sickness, keep the students home until they are well.

The COVID portal no longer exists so If your child does test positive to COVID please let us know when you report their absence. We also ask that you keep them home until they are well to minimise the spread and keep our school safe and open.

Interschool Swimming Carnival

Congratulations to our Interschool Swimming Team who competed really well at Fremantle Leisure Centre this morning.

There were some excellent performances with Martina (Yr 5) and Hayden (Yr 6) coming away with runner up champion medals. Overall we finished in 4th position.

Thank you to Mr B for organising and training the team and to Mrs Anderson and Mrs Joiner for helping out today. Thank you also to the parents that came to support our students.

Footy Tipping Competition

The P&F are running the Footy Tipping Competition again this year. It was well received last year and very competitive. It helps to create a wonderful community spirit and some good fun banter.

See the poster below in the P&F section for more info on how to join.

Go Blues!


The canteen will be closed and wont be taking orders on the following dates:

30th March & 31st March (Week 9 Term 1)

6th April (Week 10 Term 1)

27th April & 28th April (Week 1 Term 2)

The P&F are planning to organise special orders on some of the days starting with a Sushi Day on Thursday 30th March. See the flyer in the P&F section of this newsletter to place your order.

2023 Term Dates

Term 1: Wed 1 Feb – Thurs 6 April
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

7 April = Good Friday

24 April = Pupil Free Day

25 April = ANZAC Day

5 June = WA Day

6 June = Pupil Free Day

17 July = Pupil Free Day

22 September = Pupil Free Day (Catholic Day)

Best Wishes

Mark Ryan

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Year 1 Lent in Action


In Year 1, we have chosen to recognise Lent through giving funds to improve access to clean water for children around the world.

When a child donates a gold coin, they are given a ‘water droplet’ to represent their giving and are asked to write a thoughtful prayer on this droplet. We are watching our water flow grow.

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P&F Update

Welcome to the latest P&F update! As a friendly reminder, we’d like to highlight some upcoming activities and events that we hope you’ll be a part of.

P&F Meeting

The next P&F meeting will be held on Monday 13 March at 6.30pm and all are welcome to attend. If there is an item you would like to raise at a P&F meeting, please send us an email at: pandf.qoa@cewa.edu.au

Donate Second-Hand Uniforms and School Bags

If you have any items that you would like to donate to the P&F, please drop them off at the front office by Thursday 16 March.

Footy Tipping

Footy seasons starts in one week on Thursday 16 March, and so does the Queenies P&F Footy Tipping competition. This year, we're going bigger and better with prizes for each week's top tipper, and at the end of round 24, the top 3 tippers will share in a prize pool. Join up through ESPN (see details in the poster below). It’s a great way to build community spirit and enjoy some friendly competition.

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P&F Store Room Busy Bee

Friday 17 March, 9am

If you have an hour to spare, please come and help tidy up the P&F Store Room so we can better plan future events. If you are available please email Tracy at QueeniesPnF@gmail.com

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Queenies Sushi Day

On Thursday 30 March, the canteen will be closed, but don't worry – the P&F is organizing a Sushi Lunch Order to help families. If you’d like your child to enjoy delicious sushi for lunch, please place your order today.

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