Queen of Apostles School
Term 2 Week 5 - Thursday 25 May 2023
PRAYER FOR CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES
You send out Your Spirit to touch the hearts of all people, so that they may believe in You and in Jesus whom You sent.
Look kindly on all candidates for Confirmation as they listen to Your voice.
Open their hearts to Your Spirit and bring to fulfilment the good work that You have begun in them.
As we prepare these children for Confirmation, make each of us an instrument of Your love.
Teach us to appreciate what is holy in others, and to be patient with what we do not understand.
Deepen our faith in the Gospel and help us to pass it on by our example.
We pray that You will continue to guide us and sustain us.
Through Christ our Lord,
As a staff we have noticed that there have been some students not wearing the correct uniform or have been wearing the uniform incorrectly. Our uniform gives the students a sense of belonging and enhances pride in their school.
The SRC will be checking uniforms in all classes and correction notices will be handed out to those students not in the correct uniform.
The correct winter uniform consists of the following:
The uniform shop is open from 1.30 to 3.30pm on Wednesday afternoons during term time if you require any items.
Your assistance is greatly appreciated in helping to build a strong school culture where our sense of identity is celebrated.
Confirmation will take place this Sunday 28th May at a special 10.30am Mass in the church. Confirmation is one of the Initiation Sacraments of the Catholic Church and helps the candidates to be united more firmly with Christ.
Please keep our Year 6 candidates in your prayers during this time.
Queen of Apostles Feast Day
Next Friday, 2 June, we will celebrate the feast of Queen of Apostles.
As a staff we have worked out a plan for the day deciding on some fantastic activities for the students. The day will start with Mass at 9am and all community members are invited to attend. This will be followed by activities which relate to Mary and our links with the Pallottine and Schoenstatt orders. I’m looking forward to a day with lots of learning and fun.
This year the P&F will be hosting the school disco on Friday 16th June (Term 2, Week 8) in the hall.
The Junior Disco (Pre Kindy to Year 2) will run from 4.30 until 5.30pm with the Senior Disco (Yrs 3 to 6) from 5.45 until 7.00pm.
The cost is $5 which includes pizza, drinks, glow bracelet and treat bag. You can book your tickets at the try booking link below.
See the P&F section of the newsletter for more details.
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)
Da Vinci Decathlon
Congratulations to the Year 5 Enrichment students who participated in the Da Vinci Decathlon held at UWA on 8th May.
The students competed against 25 schools in intensive challenges ranging from engineering, maths and technology, through to art, poetry and drama. Our school placed 9th overall and the students placed 2nd in the Engineering Challenge which is amazing considering many of the schools we were competing against were large, independent schools.
Congratulations to Nicholas, Martina, Samantha, Riyoni, Senul, Felicia, Patrick ,and Elianna. Amazing effort!
Report Time is Coming!
Semester One reports for students will be available for parents on SEQTA Engage at the end of Term 2, so now is the time for you to check your login to make sure you have access.
New families from Year 1 to Year 6 and all Pre Primary families will have received a welcome email this week directing you to set up your account for SEQTA Engage. Both parents have been sent the email, however if you are happy to operate just one login for both parents, you don't need to set up the second one. If you can't see the email in your Inbox please check your Junk or Spam folders as sometimes these emails will appear there as they are sent in bulk.
Kindy reports are sent home with the children and are not available on SEQTA Engage.
Please check your access NOW and contact the office if you have any problems. Don't wait till the last week of term to check.
Queenies Feast Day Week Canteen Specials
The following Queenies Feast Day specials will be available on both Thursday and Friday next week, 1st and 2nd June:
Recess - Cinnamon Rolls - $2 each
Lunch - Chicken & Chorizo Pasta - $5.50
(Delicious cheesy pasta with chicken & mild chorizo and healthy winter veggies)
A Big Thank You to Our Amazing Volunteers!
We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the incredible dads who made our recent Mother's Day breakfast a resounding success. Special thanks go to Adrian Greene, Ryan Italiano, Phill McGarvey, Joe Natale, Rob Parkes, Trev Steven, and Jeremy Willians for their invaluable support in setting up, cooking, and serving breakfast.
A Big Thank You to our Fabulous Mums!
Our sincere appreciation also goes to the incredible mums who played a vital role in planning our Mother's Day breakfast and the gift stall. A special shout-out goes to Tracy Italiano, Cat Domican, Paulynne Farrell, and Jess Steven for their outstanding efforts, from sourcing the gifts to being present at the gift stand on the day. Thank you for your invaluable contributions and for making a difference in our school community!
Footy Tipping Competition
Congratulations to Mrs Anderson for being our Round 9 tipper of the week with 8 tips! During her leave, she must have had plenty of time to carefully consider her footy teams. Well done Mrs Anderson!
In Round 10, we kicked off the Sir Doug Nicholls round, which will run over Weeks 10 and 11. A special shout-out goes to Paulynne Farrell for achieving a perfect round with the lowest margin. Congratulations, Paulynne! Please visit the front office to collect your Rustico voucher.
P&F Disco – Get Your Tickets
Students, get ready for an unforgettable night of fun at the Queenies P&F Disco! Mark your calendars for Friday, 16 June 2023, and join your friends on the dance floor for an incredible evening filled with music, laughter, and dancing. DJ Bop Till you Drop will be spinning your favourite tracks. Don't miss out on the excitement!
Book your tickets today through TryBooking and check out the poster for more details.
Calling all Parents!
We are in need of enthusiastic parents to volunteer and be part of the Disco magic! Whether you can assist with setup, serve snacks and drinks, or help with clean-up, your contribution will make a huge difference. If you're interested in lending a hand and being part of this fantastic event, please reach out to Tracy Italiano via email at email@example.com
CSPWA Notice of 2023 AGM
The Catholic School Parents WA Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 15 June 2023 and they are calling for agenda items. Please forward any items to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 1st June.
CSPWA are also calling for parents to consider nominating to Council at the AGM. In addition to contributing to the work of council at state and local level, Council members have the opportunity to represent CSPWA on national, state and Catholic education sector committees and working parties according to their experience. If this is something you might be interested in or if you would like to find out more, please contact Siobhan Allen, Executive Director CSPWA on 0409 025 683.