Queen of Apostles School
Term 1 Week 10 - Thursday 6 April 2023
Term 1 Reflection
Hard to believe we are at the end of Term One, it has certainly gone very quickly. Much has happened this term and there have been some wonderful learning opportunities for all of our students here at Queen of Apostles.
Next term will be no different and I encourage each and every student in our school to keep striving to be the best person they can be.
I also thank our parent community for your support throughout the term. There will be many more opportunities to be involved next term and I encourage you to do so.
I wish everyone a safe, happy and enjoyable holiday.
I look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday 26th April for the start of Term 2.
Easter Hat Parade & Easter Raffle
There were some excellent Easter Hat creations at our parade yesterday. We certainly do have some very creative students (and parents) here at Queen of Apostles. It was wonderful to see a big crowd of parents, grandparents and friends in attendance. Congratulations to the hat parade and raffle winners. A list of winners is in the P&F section of the newsletter. I would like to thank the P&F for organising this for our community.
Parent Information Session - Numeracy
On Monday May 1st at 6pm in the library there will be a Information Session on the Numeracy Inquiry Approach we have running throughout the school. This session will be run by CEWA numeracy consultants and is a follow up session to the one offered at the Parent Information Sessions.
Please make the time to come along as it is a great way to find out how you can assist at home.
Unfortunately there will be no creche on this evening.
Please confirm your attendance by clicking on the trybooking link below.
2023 Pupil Free Days & Public Holidays
5 June = WA Day
6 June = Pupil Free Day
17 July = Pupil Free Day
22 September = Pupil Free Day (Catholic Day)
Term 2 means a change to winter uniforms.
To give parents more time to purchase any winter items needed from the Uniform Shop, students can wear either summer or winter uniform to school for the first two weeks of Term 2. By Week 3, all students are expected to be in full winter uniform.
The Uniform Shop will next be open on Wednesday 26th April from 1.30pm to 3.30pm and every Wednesday during term time.
The 2024 Kindy class filled very quickly last year, so please don't wait until the end of the year to enrol for 2025 and find that there are no places available. All enrolment information is available on our website, including the forms required.
Applications can be forwarded by email and must include the Application for Enrolment form, Pre-Enrolment Interview form, plus copies of birth certificate and baptism certificate (if Catholic). If neither parent was born in Australia, copies of visas or citizenship certificates for parents and the child are also required.
Please note that separate enrolment forms are required for Pre-Kindy and Kindy and there is a $25.00 Application Fee payable for each application.
We urge families to lodge applications as soon as possible
to secure an interview during Term 2.
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.
OSH Club Vacation Care
We are running Vacation Care from Tuesday 11th to Friday 21st April 2023 and will also be open for the Pupil Free Day on 24th April 2023.
Please see the brochure below for all the Vacation Care activities. Book NOW!
Welcome to the Latest P&F Update
As we wrap up Term 1, we would like to extend our thanks to all the volunteers who have generously given their time to support the work of the P&F committee. Your commitment and dedication have contributed to making this term a success, and we couldn't have done it without you.
Sushi Lunch Order Day
Thank you to Marnie Selten and all the volunteers who helped ensure our children enjoyed a delicious sushi lunch order!
Congratulations to our Easter Hat Parade and Easter Raffle Winners!
We would like to extend our congratulations to all the students on their amazing Easter hats and headpieces!
We would also like to congratulate the winners of the raffle prize draw:
• 1st prize: Sonny, Year 1
• 2nd Prize: Maddison, Year 6
• 3rd Prize: Jazmine, Year 6
• Consolation prize winners: Charlotte, Mary Jane, Saxon, Marcus, Anuki, Swara, and Ethan.
A big thank you goes to the Year 6 students who volunteered their time to sell raffle tickets during lunchtime.
Footy Tipping Competition: Round Three Update
The Western Derby saw the Dockers win their first game of the season by 41 points. Most of the teams tipped to win this round however did not come away with wins.
Someone who did come away with a win is Marg Coombes-Pearce with 7 points, she has now won the Tipper of the Week twice, Congratulations!
Coming Up Next Term…
As you may already know, the canteen will be closed on Friday 28 April, the first week of Term 2. But don’t worry, the P&F has organised a delicious Subway lunch order for the students! We encourage you to place your order today and have one less thing to worry about at the start of Term.