Queen of Apostles School

Term 3 Week 3 - Thursday 3 August, 2023


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Grandparents Mass & Morning Tea

Grandparents Mass

We are really looking forward to our Grandparent's Mass and Morning Tea tomorrow. Grandparents are very important in the lives of our students and I know they are really looking forward to having them in our school. I thank the P&F for organising the cupcakes and helping to serve tomorrow. I would also like to thank our staff for their part in preparing the Mass and making sure everything is ready to go.

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Year 5 Assembly

Next Thursday (August 10) at 8.50am Miss Jenzen and Year Five class will present their assembly item in the hall. I know they have been working hard and I am really looking forward to seeing what they come up with. It promises to be great fun.

St Mary of the Cross Mass

Next Tuesday (August 8) is the feast of St Mary of the Cross. Mrs Joiner and the Year 4’s have prepared a wonderful Mass to celebrate this special day. Mass will be at 9am in the church and everyone is welcome to attend.

SNAFL Carnival

I would like to wish our Year 6 and some lucky Year 5 students all best as they compete in soccer, netball and AFL against other schools in our region next Friday (August 11).

The carnival will be held at Morris Buzacott Reserve in Kardinya and parents/family members are most welcome to attend.

I would like to thank Mr Bridgeman for his organisation in preparation for this day. It promises to be a fun day.

Good luck!

Parent and Caregiver Survey

We are currently collecting information through the NSI Partnerships (National School Improvement Partnerships) to help us make informed decisions on how we can improve our school. As a school, we believe that the parent perspective can assist us on our improvement journey. The Parent and Caregiver Survey (PaCS) will provide feedback to the school leadership team about a wide range of dimensions important to parents. This information will assist us in considering how we can foster greater involvement of parents, as key stakeholders, in the life of the school.


To protect your confidentiality, the survey is completely anonymous and individual responses cannot be accessed. We will only be provided with information when responses from four or more people is provided within any given category. All responses will go directly to NSI (Curtin University) and results are aggregated into feedback reports.

How to complete the report

To respond to the Parent and Caregiver Survey, please go to:

www.NSIPartnerships.com.au and enter the code QOASPACS in the start questionnaire field. You will be asked to respond to statements about the school climate and practices that take place in the school. If you have more than one child in the school, you may want to respond more than once as our students often have different experiences at school.

We value parental feedback and look forward to parents taking up the opportunity to see our school through the eyes of parents, staff and children. The survey will be open from Monday 31st July, 2023. We will send out an email on the 31st July to remind parents that the survey is now open. The survey will remain open until Friday 18th August.

P&F Meeting

Next Monday at 6.30pm is the first P&F Meeting for Term 3. The meeting will be held in the staffroom. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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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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.


A reminder that ICAS Writing will be conducted on Monday 7 Aug at 9.00am. The students who are participating will be collected from class.

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Welcome to our latest P&F Update

Footy Tipping

Round 20 brought unexpected outcomes, with many favourite teams experiencing upsets. Congratulations to Darren McDonnell for winning this week’s Footy Tipper of the Week.

Darren, please visit the front office to collect your Rustico voucher and certificate.

Father's Day Breakfast - 7.30am to 8.30am Friday 1 September 2023

Queenies mums are busy getting organised to host a scrumptious breakfast for dads and kids!

Treat your taste buds to a delicious menu that includes bacon and egg burgers, sweet muffin, coffee, tea and juice.

To book, head over to TryBooking and place your order now. Orders close Friday 25 August.

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Get your tickets for the Quiz Night

The P&F is planning the Queenies Quiz Night for Friday 20 October.

We are seeking support from businesses willing to contribute rewards for the winning teams. Your support will be acknowledged throughout the evening, including featuring your business logo and name on our event materials and showcasing your business in our school newsletter. To support our Quiz Night please email Tracy at QueeniesPnF@gmail.com.

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