Queen of Apostles School
Term 2 Week 3 - Thursday 12 May 2022
2022 Professional Development Days
The following dates are the remaining pupil free days for 2022. Please ensure you have them in your diaries.
Monday 6th June - WA Day Holiday
Monday 18th July - Staff Professional Development Day
Friday 23rd September - Catholic Day Holiday
Monday 7th November - Staff Professional Development Day
The increase in positive COVID cases in the community has also translated here at school with many classes affected. I ask that you please monitor for symptoms and get tested if at all concerned.
I would like to thank our parents for keeping unwell children home, and in the case of children taken ill at school, thank you for collecting them so promptly, thereby assisting to minimise the spread. While mask wearing is no longer mandatory it is encouraged (particularly indoors) as a mitigation strategy.
School also has a supply of RATs that we can give to families for testing and close contact purposes. Please see Terri or Liz in the office to pick up your allocation.
It is vitally important that parents and caregivers inform the school if their child tests positive for COVID-19.
Parents and caregivers can inform the school of their child’s positive or negative COVID result via this LINK - https://cewa-collections.powerappsportals.com/COVID-19-Self-Reporting-Form/
The information will go directly to me.
If a positive result is recorded via a RAT test it must also be registered on the WA Health RAT register website:
Please do not underestimate the importance of informing us of a positive COVID case. Your actions will ensure the risk to others is minimised and that we do our very best to limit the spread of the virus across our community.
Next Friday afternoon (20th May) we are holding the Faction Cross Country Carnival here at school for our Year 3 to 6 students. Spectators are welcome but we ask you to observe social distancing guidelines.
Students need to wear their faction-coloured polo shirts, sports shorts and sports shoes. Yr 3’s and 4’s run 1.0km, and the Yr 5’s and 6’s run 1.5km.
The carnival will also Include a parents, toddlers and teachers’ ‘Fun Run/Walk’ (500m) that will earn points for their faction. The fun begins at 12.50pm! We hope to see you there.
As a way of ensuring we don’t have a high volume of parents/carers and grandparents at assemblies (COVID mitigation strategy) we have decided to hand out merit awards at our gathering sessions in the undercover area.
Gatherings will happen on selected Friday mornings at 8.50am and families will be informed earlier in the week if their child is receiving an award so they can attend. Receiving merit awards in front of the community is a special occasion and we are thankful it is able to happen.
This week our Year 3 and 5’s have been taking part in NAPLAN testing. Everything to this point has run very smoothly and I would like to thank Ms Lesque and Miss Barton for their organisation.
Next week we will be conducting catch up tests for any students who have been absent. I would also like to thank the parents of our Year 3's and 5’s for making sure the students have been on time and in a positive frame of mind.
ICAS Assessments Year 3-6
We are delighted to inform you that we will be participating in the world-renowned ICAS competitions 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, Spelling Bee and Digital Technologies.
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.
How to participate in ICAS
If you wish for your child to participate in ICAS this year, please:
3. enter our school’s access code – LIN732
4. 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.
The ICAS date(s) are on the school website. You and your child can access the results once released via the Reports Portal using the TAP ID and pin found on the back of the ICAS certificate.
Project Compassion Final Update
The Project Compassion Easter Raffle was drawn on the final day of Term One.
First Prize was won by Henry in Pre-Primary, Second Prize, by Shanvi in Year 5, and our Third Prize winner was Callan in Year 6. Congratulations to our winners. We hope you enjoyed your prizes.
Our Finance Officer, Ms Hunneybun, has banked all of our donations and we are delighted to announce that a total of $1,740.70 was raised here at Queen of Apostles for Project Compassion 2022. A TREMENDOUS effort!
Thank you to our wonderful school community for supporting Caritas in their important work throughout Australia and around the globe.
Valencia Maloney & the Social Justice Committee
We are currently interviewing families who have applied for enrolment in the 2023 Kindy and Pre-Kindy classes and places are filling fast. Don't wait till it's too late!
Children born between 1/07/2018 and 30/06/2019 are eligible to attend Kindy next year.
Pre-Kindy children can attend once they have had their third birthday.
If you require a place for your child in either Kindy or Pre-Kindy in 2023 please get your applications in to the school office as soon as possible. Forms available on the school website or from the office.
If you haven't heard from us regarding an interview, this means that you have not yet submitted your application.
All orders for Issue 3 of Scholastic Bookclub are due back at school no later than tomorrow, Friday 13th May. Late orders cannot be accepted.