Queen of Apostles School
Term 1 Week 9 - Thursday 30 March 2023
Prayer for Palm Sunday
Parent Teacher Interviews
A reminder to parents that Parent Interviews can be booked online through the link sent to all parents via SeeSaw. Parents need to select the date (5 April), the teacher and the timeslot to make the booking.
When making your booking PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR SURNAME so the teacher can identify which student the meeting is for.
Please note that you will not need to sign in at the office when attending the interview with the teacher. The following venues will be used by teachers for the meetings:
Kindy – Year 2
8.00am – 3.20pm: In the Library
From 3.30pm In the classroom
Year 3 - Year 6
8.00am – 3.20pm: In the Hall
From 3.30pm In the classroom
Stations of the Cross
This year we will be holding our Stations of the Cross prayer reflection on Thursday 6th April at 9am. Each class will be involved in preparing two stations and it will be held outside in the school grounds.
The Stations of the Cross is a powerful way to contemplate, and enter into, the mystery of Jesus' gift of himself to us. Parents/Carers are welcome to join us for this reflection.
Easter Raffle and Hat Parade
On Wednesday 5th April the P&F have organised an Easter Hat Parade.
We are asking the students in each class from Kindy to Year 6 come up with a creative Easter Hat design to wear to the parade. There will be prizes on offer so you better start getting creative to impress the judges.
Students are also able to wear free dress on this day for a gold coin donation. The parade will take place at 9am in the Undercover Area. Parents/Carers are most welcome to attend.
Also on this day we will be drawing the winners of the Easter Raffle. Tickets have been sent home with each child and the Year 6's will be selling extra tickets at lunch time. The tickets are 50c each.
It promises to be a fun morning and I'm looking forward to seeing the creative designs the students come up with.
Please see the flyer in the P&F section of the newsletter for more information.
The canteen will be closed and won't 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)
Icy poles will be sold out of the canteen on the following lunchtimes:
Friday 31st March
Thursday 6th April
Thursday 27th April
Help Needed - Busy Bee
Tomorrow, 31st March at 1.30pm, we need help in clearing the garden bed opposite the hall to prepare the ground so we can create a Noongar Six Seasons Garden. If you can spare some time before pick-up your help will be greatly appreciated. Please see the flyer for more information.
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)
Year 2 MJR Star
Declan shows the spirit of Jesus each day, both in and out of the classroom. He is always keen to lend a hand to whoever needs it, and does so with a smile. Declan goes out of his way to help his peers and teachers, and he welcomes others each day with genuine kindness and respect. He consistently tries his best in all that he does. This is why Declan is an MJR Superstar!
Year 5 MJR Star
Congratulation to Martina for receiving the Making Jesus Real Award. Martina Makes Jesus Real through her compassion and kindness towards others and her commitment to strive to be her best in all areas of school. Martina is a wonderful role model to her peers and always greets people with a welcoming smile and beautiful manners.
Year 6 MJR Star
Hayden shows the Spirit of Jesus through providing service to others. He is generous in giving his time and sharing his talents. Hayden always speaks to others with kindness and respect. He shows genuine empathy and care for his peers, in both his words and his actions. Hayden is a true leader, setting a fine example for others to follow and volunteering for tasks, even if they are unpleasant and involve hard work. These are the reasons that Hayden is an MJR Star!
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.
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.
OSH Club Vacation Care Programs
Welcome to the Latest P&F Update
Egg-citing Easter Raffle: Enter now to win!
Don't miss out on the chance to win big at our Easter Raffle!
Students were given three tickets and an info flyer last week. Simply return tickets and $1.50 to your class teacher by Monday 3 April. Year 6 students are also selling 50c raffle tickets at lunch time. We have three main prize packages, as well as consolation prizes up for grabs.
Get creative and win prizes at our Easter Hat Parade!
Come join us at the P&F Easter Hat Parade on Wednesday 5 April at 9.00am in the Undercover Area!
There will be prizes for the best hat in each year level, and parents are welcome to attend.
Students can participate with a gold coin donation. Get creative and have some fun making an Easter hat or headpiece with your child.
Footy Tipping Competition: Round Two Update
In Round Two Sydney has claimed the top spot on the ladder, followed closely by St Kilda, Essendon, Collingwood, and North Melbourne, all with 8 points each.
While the Eagles managed to beat GWS by 19 points, the Dockers unfortunately lost to North Melbourne in a nail-biting finish, by just 1 point. However, the biggest winner of the week was Mrs Terri Healey, who tipped 7 winning teams and takes home the Tipper of the Week voucher to Rustico.
We would like to remind everyone to get their tips in early to stand a chance to win the weekly prize. Good luck to all participants for Round 3.
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