Queen of Apostles School

Term 3 Week 6 - Thursday 24 August, 2023

Prayer for the Performing Arts Festival

God our Father in Heaven

May we always cherish the gifts that surround us, and share our blessings with each other.

May the Word of the Lord give us courage to preach your word through the creative means of music, dance and drama,

Lord teach us what we should do.

Let our thoughts and actions be guided by your grace, and may your spirit help us in promoting the Word of the Lord to others.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


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Mayor Patrick Hall Visit

Tomorrow, we welcome Mayor Patrick Hall to our school. He is coming to watch the Year One Assembly and have a tour around the classrooms and grounds. Patrick is an ex-Queenies student and I am excited to show him the changes we have made to our wonderful school.

Year 1 Assembly

Tomorrow morning at 8.50am in the hall we are looking forward to the Year One Assembly. I know Mrs Salvia and the class have been working hard and it promises to be lots of fun!

Father’s Day Breakfast and Stall

Next Friday, 1st September, to celebrate Father's Day our dads and father figures will enjoy a yummy breakfast with their children in the undercover area from 7.30am. Tomorrow is your last chance to book for this event.

Please order by using this link - www.trybooking.com/CKLAL

Also, on this day the students will be able to buy a gift for dad at the Father’s Day Stall.

I thank our P&F for organising both the breakfast and the stall for our community. If Mother’s Day was anything to go by it should be a great morning.

Quiz Night

On Friday 20th October the P&F Quiz night is taking place in the hall beginning at 6.30pm. Events like these are fantastic for our community and really add to our sense of belonging.

Obviously, a great deal of work goes into organising an event like this and I would like to thank the P&F for the amazing job in coordinating this event so far. There are many donations and great prizes coming in. We even have a signed and framed Sam Kerr Australia jersey as one of the auction items. You certainly don’t want to miss out on an opportunity to bid on this!

Get your table together and register via the poster in the P&F section of the newsletter. It promises to be a lot of fun!


In staffing news, our Groundsperson, John Boley, has decided to retire at the end of this term. I would like to thank John for all his work to make sure our grounds are looking fantastic and are safe spaces for our students to play. I have worked closely with John over the last three years and he will be sorely missed.

We are currently in the process of finding a replacement for John. If you know anyone who would be interested in a job like this, please let me know.

2023 Term Dates

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

22 September = Pupil Free Day (Catholic Day)

Best Wishes

Mark Ryan


A Word from our School Advisory Council Chairperson

In 2021 our school community welcomed our current Principal, Mr. Mark Ryan, for an initial appointment of year 3 years. The School Advisory Council is pleased to announce that Dr. Debra Sayce, Executive Director – CEWA, has offered Mark a further 5-year appointment which Mark has gladly accepted.

Over the past three years, Mark has brought about significant positive change to the school. These changes can be seen in the physical space, strong enrolment numbers, a significantly improved budget, implementation of new education programs and a strengthening of the Queenies community. Mark has achieved these improvements all whilst managing the school through COVID.

The School Advisory Council looks forward to working with Mark for the next five years as he continues to improve the school community.

Congratulations Mark and thank you for your hard work and dedication to Queenies.

Queenies School Advisory Council.

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Sacrament of Eucharist

A reminder to parents of children receiving the Sacrament of Eucharist at Queen of Apostles Parish, that there is a First Eucharist rehearsal at 9.30am in Church on Saturday 16th September.


A friendly reminder to parents to please advise the canteen if your child has a lunch order and needs to go home early for any reason.

If the order has not been prepared, payment can be either refunded or held in credit for a lunch order on another day. If the order has already been prepared, you are welcome to come to the canteen and pick it up to take home with you.

Please note that a credit or refund cannot be offered if the canteen has not been advised.



Library News

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Book Week Special Guest - Cartoonist, Gavin Aung Than

On Tuesday, 22 August, cartoonist Gavin Aung Than visited our school as part of our Children's Book Week celebrations.

Our students in Year 1 through to Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed Gavin's presentation and story sharing.

If you child would like a copy of any of Gavin's books, please scan the QR code on the next page or head to flightbypaperbird.com.au

Gavin did tell the students that if they ordered via Paper Bird, he would sign any books they purchased.

Mrs Peach


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OSH Club School Holiday Program

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Welcome to our latest P&F Update

Round 23 Footy Tipper of the Week

Congratulations to Mrs Brianna Joiner, our Queenies Year 4 teacher, for winning the Queenies P&F Footy Tipper of the Week for the third time. A fantastic achievement with 8 correct game predictions. With just one week left in the Footy tipping competition, stay tuned to find out the top three contenders on the ladder.


1st prize: $336.00

2nd prize: $96.00

3rd prize: $48.00

Leading the pack are Mr Ryan, Franz Teran, Zara Lilly, and Chee Ng. The leaderboard is tight, and it remains to be seen if this order will hold or if there'll be an upset in the final round. Best of luck to all participants!

Last Call Dads! Father's Day Breakfast - Friday 1st September 2023

Attention all dads! Don't miss out on the Father's Day Breakfast! Orders close tomorrow, Friday 25 August. Spend a special morning with your children, enjoying a delightful breakfast to celebrate the occasion. Book your tickets today via Trybooking.

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Father's Day Gift Stall

Remember the Father's Day Stall on Thursday 31 August (Pre-Kindy) and Friday 1 September (Kindy to Year 6). Find the perfect gift for your dad, ranging from $2 to $6.

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Quiz Night - Friday 20 October, 2023

Join our Quiz Night for a wonderful community event. Support the school and enjoy an evening of camaraderie with fellow parents and friends.

Past funds raised have contributed to vital projects like resurfacing the basketball court, updating class resources, and the upcoming Ninja Playground. Get your tickets on Trybooking

Register before 15 September for a free raffle ticket and a chance to win amazing prizes. See details on the poster below.

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Quiz Night Volunteers

Calling all volunteers with an Approved Manager and/or Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate! We need your help managing the bar during the P&F Queenies Quiz Night on 20 October. If available, please contact Tracy at QueeniesPnF@gmail.com. Your support makes these projects possible.

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