Queen of Apostles School

Term 3 Week 5 - Thursday 17 August, 2023

Prayer for the Assumption of Mary

Mary, you are our Mother in Heaven.

What a blessed day it was when Jesus took you into Heaven,

body and soul, to be with Him.

You were crowned Queen of Heaven and earth,

a position of love and service to Jesus’ Church.

At your Assumption,

you beheld the face of Your beloved Son once again.

May my life be inspired by your holiness,

Oh Blessed Virgin, my Mother.

May your prayers for me and your example of great faithfulness

aid and inspire me to holiness in this life

so I may be with Jesus in Heaven as you are.

May your Assumption remind me of God’s love and faithfulness to those who also love Him.

May I love Jesus with my whole heart and soul

both now and forever.


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Pyjama Day

Tomorrow the Social Justice Committee have organised a Pyjama Day to raise money for the Flame of Love Orphanage in the Congo. For a gold coin donation, the students can come dressed in their warmest winter PJ’s as a way of helping out those in need. The staff will also join in what promises to be a fun day.

Book Week

Next week is Book Week and to celebrate Mrs Peach in the library has organised some wonderful opportunities for our students.

The 2023 theme for Book Week is "Read, Grow, Inspire" and on Tuesday we are asking our students to dress up as their favourite book character and participate in a parade in the hall at 8.50am. Parents are welcome to join us.

Also, on Tuesday we have a visiting cartoonist, Gavin Aung Than, who is coming to talk to our classes about what is involved in creating characters and where he gets his inspiration and ideas from.

We look forward to a fun filled day!

Sacramental Retreats

Over the next few weeks our Year 3 and 4 students will be participating in retreats at the Schoenstatt Shrine to assist them in their preparations for First Communion and Reconciliation.

Can we please keep these students in our prayers as they continue their spiritual journey at this important time in their lives.

Father’s Day Breakfast and Stall

On Friday 1st September our dads and father figures will be able to enjoy a yummy breakfast with their children in the undercover area from 7.30am to celebrate Father’s Day. Please order by using the link below.


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


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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.

Spelling Bee

Year 4, 5 and 6 students have the opportunity to represent Queen of Apostles School in the Interschool Spelling Bee on 30 August at Sacred Heart Thornlie. A note has gone home to parents with information.

‘Spell offs’ will be held in Week 6 to determine the QOA representatives. Good luck to all who choose to participate.

Canteen - Book Week Specials

Baked Donuts - $2.00

(baked fresh in the canteen)

Crunchy Wrap Supreme - $5.50

(toasted wrap with beef mince, cheese and crushed nachos)

Banana Split - $3.00

(scoop of ice-cream with fresh bananas, strawberries and chocolate sauce)

Mango Smoothie - $2.00

(milk, yoghurt, mango puree & ice cream)

Library News

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Book Week Special Guest - Cartoonist, Gavin Aung Than

On Tuesday, 22 August 2023 cartoonist Gavin Aung Than will be visiting our school as part of our Children’s Book Week celebrations.

Gavin will be conducting two sessions with our students in Years 1 through to and including Year 6.

We have copies of Gavin’s books in the library for your child to borrow. These books will be available to students after book week. If your child is interested in purchasing their own copy, please see the information on the next page.

Mrs Peach - Library

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2023 Performing Arts Festival

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Angelico Art Exhibition

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OSH Club

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Welcome to our latest P&F Update

Footy Tipping

Kudos to the Martino Family for winning the P&F Footy Tipper of the week, acing 8 games in round 22! A big congratulations to you. Please swing by the front office to grab your Rustico Voucher and certificate.

With just 2 weeks left in this season's Footy Tipping competition, remember to get your tips in!

Father's Day Breakfast - Friday 1st September 2023

Calling all fathers and kids! Mark your calendars for a scrumptious Father’s Day breakfast at Queenies on Friday 1 September. Bookings are open at Trybooking but hurry – orders close on Friday 25 August. Each attending father and grandfather will get a free raffle ticket for a chance at some incredible prizes.

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Quiz Night - Friday 20 October, 2023

Our quiz night promises an unforgettable evening with amazing prizes and an unmissable silent auction! Grab your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

A big shout-out to these businesses for their generous prize donations:

· Holman Industries

· Adventure World

· Holey Moley

· Bunnings

· Flames Restaurant

· Riverton Leisureplex

· Canning River Cafe

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Quiz Night Volunteers

Help wanted! Calling all volunteers with an Approved Manager and/or Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate – we need you to manage the bar during the P&F Queenies Quiz Night on 20 October. If you're available, please contact Tracy at QueeniesPnF@gmail.com.

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