Queen of Apostles School
Term 2 Week 8 - Thursday 15 June 2023
Surprise Guest - Sam Kerr
Yesterday morning we were lucky enough to have Matilda’s captain Sam Kerr come and visit our school. Sam who is on a break here in Perth before preparing for the World Cup was kind enough to answer some questions from our students and have a photo with the whole school.
It was a very exciting morning for everyone involved and I thank our SRC for leading us.
I would also like to thank Sam for spending some time with us and I wish her the best of luck in the upcoming World Cup!
I have received some exciting news regarding the Ninja Playground project on the Annexe Oval. It has been approved by both CEWA and the City of Canning and construction will begin on October 23!
This is an exciting project for our school and the students will get great benefit out of using the playground.
I would like to thank the P&F, who are funding the playground, for their hard work in ensuring this project got off the ground. Thanks also to the School Advisory Council for their guidance and work behind the scenes to ensure everything was in place.
In the school holidays work will take place in the back of the library to construct a staff work room and separate tutor room. This will give our staff a great space to prepare lessons and create resources ready for classroom use.
It is another exciting project that will benefit both staff and students at our school. I look forward to seeing the finished work on my return from leave!
On Wednesday 28th June the student reports will be made available online to families through SEQTA. These reports contain specific information relating to each individual student’s achievement at this point in time.
I encourage you to spend time with your child/children, going through their report, to celebrate the successes and work to be done to achieve even better results.
The teachers here at Queen of Apostles have spent a great deal of time gathering data and writing individualised comments so you have an accurate picture of where each student is at. I would like to thank them for their time and commitment to this task.
2023 Pupil Free Days & Public Holidays
17 July = Pupil Free Day
22 September = Pupil Free Day (Catholic Day)
Our Edu-Dance Concert will be held on Wednesday 28 June 2023 in our Parish Hall. There will be two concerts:
2.15 - 2.35. PP, 2, 4, 6
2.40 - 3.00. Yrs 1, 3, 5 and 6
The Parish Hall is only licensed for around 300 persons (230 of these will be students and staff). For this reason, we have had to split the program into two sittings (see above). To allow all parents and their guests to view their child's performance, we ask that parents/guests only attend their children's session (Year 6 parents can choose either session).
The Hall will be opened at 2.00pm.
We look forward to some great performances on the day.
International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)
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.
Willetton Basketball Stadium
School Holiday Camps
Monday 3rd – Friday 7th July 2023
6 - 9 years
9.00am – 3.30pm daily
Monday 10th – Friday 14th July 2023
9 years and over
9.00am – 3.30pm daily
Please visit www.willettonbasketball.com.au and go to the
Programs menu, then Holiday Camp .