Queen of Apostles School

Term 2 Week 10 - Thursday 29 June 2023

End of Term Prayer

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We thank you Lord, for this term. For our challenges, our successes, and from the mistakes from which we learn. Be with us this break, as we spend time with our friends and families.


Give us strength and courage to do what is right: to be witnesses of our faith. Help us to appreciate what others do for us, to give time and effort to help others.


Keep us safe in our activities; give us good rest and good fun. Bring us back refreshed and ready for a new term. We thank you for our classmates, teachers, parents and a community that cares for us.


We ask your richest blessings for Ms Lesque on her Long Service Leave break. Surround her with your loving care, keep her safe and return her to us, renewed and refreshed.


Amen

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Edu-Dance Concert

As parents will be aware, Edu-Dance has been a part of the Physical Education program for a few years now. The program gives students the opportunity to focus on physical fitness and self-esteem through dance.


We'd like to congratulate all our students who participated in the program this year. Yesterday's concert was fantastic, and it never ceases to amaze me how confident and well-prepared all the students are. A big 'thank you' to Miss Winter, who has worked with our students for a few years now. The concert was certainly a highlight for the term!

Reports

Semester One reports were made live yesterday through SEQTA. These academic reports detail your child's achievement at this point in time based on work produced by your child during the semester. This report is a great opportunity for you and your child to celebrate the successes thus far, and to set goals for next semester.


If you have any queries about your child's progress, the teachers are most happy to discuss the report with you. For login details, please see Mrs Healey in the office.

Pickup in the Afternoons

The school has had a few complaints from neighbouring households over the past few weeks concerning the 3.00pm pickups in the afternoon. As parents would have observed, parking inspectors from the Council have been present over the past few weeks.


Just a reminder to be observant of the parking signs around the school. There is always a sizeable drop in pick-up traffic from 3.10pm onwards, particularly at the Church pick-up point. Teachers are on duty at the pick-up points until 3.20pm.

NAIDOC Week

We will be observing Our National Aboriginals and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC), the first week of Term 3. Teachers will be undertaking a variety of in-class activities around the 2023 NAIDOC Week theme For Our Elders. The theme is in recognition of the part Elders play and have played in our communities and families.

A highlight of NAIDOC Week celebrations will be a Mass celebrated around the theme. All parents and friends are invited to join us in celebration on Wednesday 19th July at 9.00am. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for activities undertaken by classes during this week.

Lastly...

We wish all families a safe and peaceful break. May God bless and protect you all. We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 18th July...

....and Ms Lesque, we're jealous! Good luck and enjoy your break. We will see you next year.

Pupil Free Day

A reminder that Monday 17th July is a Pupil Free Day at Queen of Apostles.


Please see the notice later in the newsletter for OSH Club information.

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

Jennifer Anderson

Acting Principal

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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.

OSH Club Bookings for Pupil Free Day

A reminder to all families that OSH Club will be open on the Pupil Free Day at the beginning of Term 3, Monday 17th July, from 7.00am till 6.00pm.


Contact OSH Club for bookings if you require child care arrangements on this day.


Mobile :0431 310 180

Email : queenofapostles@oshclub.com.au

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Welcome to our latest P&F Update

Footy Tipping - Round 15

Round 15 saw the West Coast Eagles record its worst loss ever with a 171 point loss to Sydney. However, Eagles supporter Ryan Italiano, tipped against his team to win the Queenies Footy Tipping. We hope the Rustico voucher and certificate make up for the loss.

P&F Quiz Night

Join us for an exciting evening of fun and friendly competition at the Queenies P&F Quiz Night on Friday 11 August. Tickets are only $20 and include a raffle entry for the door prize. Don’t miss out! Book your tickets today.

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Introducing our School Community Business Directory!

We're creating a digital directory to support local businesses within our school community, with no cost for listing. The directory will be publicly accessible, providing valuable exposure to our school community.


If you'd like your business to be included, please email pandf.qoa@cewa.edu.au with your business logo, contact person, business name, brief description, contact number, email address, address (if applicable), website, and social media links/tags.

Entertainment Book

Support our Queenies P&F fundraiser by purchasing an Entertainment Membership and enjoy incredible savings of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers on dining, shopping, activities, and more! Plus, 20% of every membership purchased goes directly to support Queen of Apostles School, contributing to our teacher's wish lists and school resources. Share the link with your friends and family to help us reach our goal. Thanks for your support!

https://subscribe.entertainment.com.au/fundraiser/8325j6

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