Queen of Apostles School
Term 3 Week 8 - Thursday 7 September, 2023
A Prayer for our Reconciliation Candidates
Help us to teach our children that you love us totally and unconditionally.
Help us to encourage our children to grow in love and to learn how to say sorry, knowing that you always forgive.
Give us the courage to pray with our children and to share our faith with them as we journey together.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Quiz Night - Register Now
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. Or via this link
It promises to be lots of fun!
Over the next two weeks, we have the following athletics events planned for our students:
Friday 8th September 10am = Kindy & PP Athletics Morning on Annexe Oval
Friday 15th September 9.30am = Yr. 3 to 6 Jumps & Throws on Annexe Oval
Monday 18th September = Yr. 1 to 6 Athletics Carnival at Ern Clarke Oval in Cannington
A note containing information about the carnivals has been sent home to all families. I thank Mr Bridgeman for all his hard work in preparing for these wonderful days that the students really enjoy. I hope the weather is kind.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Next Tuesday evening (12th September) at 6.30pm some of our Year 3 students will celebrate the Sacrament of First Reconciliation at the Queen of Apostles Church.
I thank Miss P for all the work she has done in preparation for this sacrament. I would ask that you keep our Year 3 students in your prayers and thoughts in the lead up to this special evening.
On Sunday September 17, we will come together, to support our Year 4 students as they receive Holy Communion for the very first time, becoming one with Christ and deepening their relationship with the Lord through this Sacrament.
A big thank you to Mrs Joiner for all her work in preparing the children to receive this Sacrament. I ask that you pray for our First Holy Communicants over the coming week.
Open night is happening on Tuesday 19th September from 5.30 until 7.30pm. Kindy through to Year Six classrooms will be open for families to explore the variety of learning that takes place. The Library will also be open with our Book Fair taking place and there will be an exhibition of the students art work they have completed with Mrs Perry.
This year there will be a sausage sizzle available on the night with eftpos facilities available. I thank our Year 6 parents for running this.
We look forward to welcoming all of our families to Open Night and invite you to bring along anyone who is interested in seeing our wonderful school.
2023 Pupil Free Days & Public Holidays
22 September = Pupil Free Day (Catholic Day)
Term 3 Making Jesus Real Awards
Serena received the 'Making Jesus Real' award for showing kindness and compassion to her peers. She is a fantastic role model for her class mates both inside and outside of the classroom. Serena is always ready to lend a helping hand to others who are hurt or need someone to play with. Serena's choices show Christian values and how we can make Jesus real in our everyday life. Well done, Serena!
Henry is receiving the MJR Award today because he lives the W.E.S.T. way.
He is considerate and understanding of others, always encouraging his peers to do their best. Henry greets each day and every person he meets, with a big, happy smile, making those around him feel welcome and seen. He says sorry if needed and displays beautiful manners, remembering always to say thanks. Henry sees the difference Making Jesus Real makes, and the many people whose days are brightened because of it.
Noelle is a kind and considerate class member who is determined to do her best in everything she does. She always uses beautiful manners and listens carefully to what others have to say. Noelle works cooperatively with others and takes pride in all of her work. She is always one of the first to offer help and includes others in play. This is why Noelle is the Year Two MJR superstar this term!
Ethan has received the MJR award for always going out of his way to include others, show respect and look out for those in need, just like Jesus did. I have seen Ethan ask children if they would like to join in during play time as well as use his manners when speaking to peers and teachers. I have also witnessed Ethan looking about for people who have hurt themselves and need a helping hand. These are all qualities that Jesus showed as well. You are a role model Ethan, keep being the great person that you are.
Shanvi always shows the Spirit of Jesus and consistently demonstrates this term's value focus of respect. Shanvi is a kind class mate inside and outside of the classroom and will always be the first to offer help to others. Shanvi always uses beautiful manners and works to the best of her ability in all learning areas. You are an MJR star Shanvi!
Yuet Ee demonstrates the Spirit of Jesus by supporting her friends and offering assistance to those in need. Yuet Ee’s help is given quietly and without expectation of praise or reciprocation. Her beautiful manners make everyone feel valued. Yuet Ee uses her God-given gifts to the very best of her ability, always striving to improve herself. She is a most worthy MJR Award recipient.
Tournament of the Minds
Congratulations to our teams who participated in the Tournament of the Minds Challenge held at ECU last Saturday afternoon. Teams were entered in the Social Science Challenge and the STEM Challenge. The teams have spent the last 6 weeks designing a solution to a problem and practicing their teamwork in spontaneous challenges. The following students participated in the challenge:
Both teams produced very creative solutions to the scenario that was set and used amazing teamwork and dramatic skills to present their solutions to the judges. We are all very proud of both teams and the individuals who displayed resilience, creativity, grit and a great work ethic to produce a very polished performance.
Thank you to all the parents who assisted on the day. A particular thank you to Miss Jenzen (Year 5) who came along to support the teams.
ONE MORE SLEEP UNTIL OUR MUSIC ASSEMBLY AND WE ARE VERY EXCTIED!
Just a few things with regards to our Music Assembly this Friday.
- The assembly will commence at 8.50am in the hall. Students are to wear their school winter uniform. Students who have sport will be allowed to change into their sports uniform after assembly.
- Students are to meet in the hall at 8.30am.
A note for choir members: A note was sent to choir members last week regarding their attendance at our First Holy Communion Mass on Sunday 17th September. Could these please be handed in to class teachers by Friday. Your support here is greatly appreciated.
Thank you. We look forward to seeing you on Friday!
All parents would be aware of the SeeSaw app which is a communication tool used at Queen of Apostles between teachers and parents.
We would like to remind families that although parents can send messages to teachers at any time of the day, teachers are not able to respond immediately as they are in front of children teaching and not in a position to check their computers for messages. Please note that your SeeSaw message may not be seen until the end of the day.
If there are any issues or queries that require urgent action, please contact Reception.
Kindy 2025 - Places Filling Fast
The Kindy 2025 class is filling fast so we remind families to submit applications as soon as possible for children born between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021.
We conduct our interviews 2 years in advance and have already held interviews this year for families who had lodged applications earlier. The class is now over half full.
This year we have had a number of disappointed families who have missed out on a place in Kindy for 2024 because the class was already filled before they sent in their applications. If we don't have your application, we don't know you require a position in the class, so please don't wait till it's too late. All enrolment information is on our website or you can call in to the office to pick up an application form.
We have limited places available for Pre-Kindy 2024. Pre-Kindy runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.00am to 3.00pm and is available to children who have turned 3 years old.
OSH Club Holiday Program
Welcome to our latest P&F Update
Father's Day Breakfast Success
What a fantastic morning it was at our Father’s Day breakfast. We were delighted to welcome nearly 200 attendees!
We extend our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful Year 2 mums for their outstanding efforts on the morning – Jessica Steven, Renae Butterworth, Karen Joyce, Danielle Mitchelle, Koreena Cinanni, Shannon Owens, Marlene Lum, Paulynne Farrell, Chrissy Liew, Annabelle Perkins and Leanne Mullins. Special thanks to Mr Ryan for his culinary skills on the barbecue and cooking the eggs to perfection.
Father's Day Gift Stall Fun
The children had fun selecting presents for their dads at the gift stall.
Our appreciation goes out to our incredible committee members who consistently step up to volunteer their time and effort. Thank you to Tracy Italiano and Paulynne Farrell. A special shout out to Rob Parkes for stepping in to help with the gift stand on short notice. Truly a star Dad!
Quiz Night - Friday 20 October, 2023
Gather your friends and book a table for the upcoming P&F Quiz Night on 20 October 2023! Prepare for a night of fantastic prizes and stay tuned for more details about the silent auction. This is an event that you won’t want to miss! And here’s some exciting news, if you register before 15 September, you'll receive a complimentary raffle ticket, increasing your chances of winning some incredible prizes. Secure your tickets today through Trybooking.
Quiz Night Volunteers
Calling all volunteers with an Approved Manager and/or Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate! We need your help managing the bar during the P&F Queenies Quiz Night on 20 October. If available, please contact Tracy at QueeniesPnF@gmail.com. Your support makes these projects possible.
Corpus Christi College is dedicated to providing a nurturing and enriching co-educational environment for all students to thrive. This is an excellent opportunity for families to explore our campus, experience our vibrant community, and learn about the unique programs and opportunities we offer.
Date: 14 September 14, 2023
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Corpus Christi College Campus, Murdoch Drive, Bateman.
During the tour, there will be opportunity to:
- Meet our dedicated faculty and staff and current students
- Tour our state-of-the-art facilities
- Discover our comprehensive curriculum
- Gain insights into our co-curricular activities
- Learn about the Year 7 entry application process for 2026
To confirm your attendance or if you have any questions, please Register HERE.
We look forward to welcoming you and showcasing the exceptional educational experience that awaits your child at Corpus Christi College.