Queen of Apostles School

Term 1 Week 2 - Thursday 9 February 2023

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Parent Information Evening

There was a great turn out at the Parent Information Sessions last night and it was also great to see a huge crowd at the Reporting & Numeracy Session run by CEWA. It is very important that parents have a clear understanding of the reporting process and opportunities given to students to demonstrate their understanding.

I would like to thank our classroom teachers for putting the parent presentations together to ensure we are all on the same page. The parent/ teacher relationship is extremely important in ensuring that positive outcomes for our students are maintained.

P&F Meeting

The first P&F Meeting will be held on Monday 13 February at 6.30pm in the Staffroom. Come along and be part of what promises to be another fantastic year. All are welcome.

P&F Sundowner

The Welcome Back to School P&F Sundowner for all families will be on Friday February 17. The P&F Sundowner is on the new grassed area beginning at 5.30pm. It promises to be a great way for our families to get together and start the new school year. So get your picnic rugs ready for what will be a great evening.

Parking and Drive-Thru Arrangements

With a number of new families to the school this year I would like everyone to be aware of our parking and drive through arrangements at the front of the school as the safety of our children is of paramount importance.

1. Vehicles will enter via the middle driveway on Tribute St East.

  • 2. If you wish to park and leave your car to come into the school, please turn to the left and park in one of the bays adjacent to the Early Learning Centre or use the marked roadside bays outside the school.
  • 3. When exiting the car park, you will do so at the exit closest to Vahland Ave.
  • 4. If you are only dropping-off or picking-up then please veer right and enter the drive-thru area. In this area you may not park or leave your vehicle unattended - it is strictly drop-off or pick- up only!
  • 5. When exiting the drive-thru section you will use the exit closest to Tudor Ave.
  • 6. Children waiting to be picked up are to wait on the verandah, under teacher supervision, and when they see their parent’s car enter the drive-thru, they may proceed down the steps at either end of the ramp and wait on the footpath adjacent to the bay where their parent has pulled up.
  • 7. Children should enter vehicles from the curbside only to avoid passing vehicles.
  • Medical Information

    To ensure your child’s well-being, the school requires that parents provide up-to-date medical information in regard to any allergies or medical conditions.

    If your child is allergic to bee stings, nuts, shellfish, eggs etc and may suffer an allergic reaction, it is paramount that the school is informed. Your doctor will need to provide an anaphylaxis plan with instructions that the school will follow.

    If your child suffers from asthma, a plan is also required for staff to follow in the event of an asthma attack. Anaphylaxis plans and asthma plans are to be presented to the office with medication to ensure that in an event of a medical incident, your child can be treated effectively.

    Any other medical information that may be relevant must also be presented in written form to the office. This information will remain confidential within the staff-teaching environment.

    2023 Term Dates

    Term 1: Wed 1 Feb – Thurs 6 April
    Term 2: Wed 26 April – Fri 30 June
    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

    3 March = Pupil Free Day

    6 March = Labour Day

    7 April = Good Friday

    24 April = Pupil Free Day

    25 April = ANZAC Day

    5 June = WA Day

    6 June = Pupil Free Day

    17 July = Pupil Free Day

    22 September = Pupil Free Day (Catholic Day)

    Best Wishes

    Mark Ryan

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    2023 School Fees

    School fee statements with Payment Option Form were sent out yesterday via email. Please check your emails (both parents and junk mail).

    If you can’t find the email please let Caroline in finance know at accounts.qoa@cewa.edu.au.

    Please use this email address to return your Payment Option Form, as the email address listed in the email with the statement is not working.

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    Welcome to the start of a year filled with memorable P&F events!

    The P&F is dedicated to organizing engaging events and raising funds for our school community. We warmly welcome new families joining our school and extend a heartfelt greeting to our returning families.

    This year, the P&F committee is made up of a mix of new and familiar faces. Everyone is welcome to attend our monthly meetings or lend a hand with various events. Your support is invaluable and deeply appreciated.

    Meet the P&F committee for 2023:

    Kath Anthony - Chair

    Cat Domican – Deputy Chair

    Paulynne Farrell – Secretary and Treasurer

    Tracy Italiano – Committee Member

    Korina Martin – Committee Member

    Rebecca Day – Committee Member

    Thank you to the following parents who have kindly volunteered to take on the role of Class representative:

    Kindy: Aislinn Trodden & Kerrie Condon

    Pre-Primary: Michelle Littlewing Desker & Yikchuang (YC) Tang

    Year 1: Chandima Dissanayake

    Year 2: Jessica Steven & Renae Butterworth

    Year 3: Sophie Probett

    Year 4: Pauline Farrell

    Year 5: Yikchuang (YC) Tang

    Year 6: Jan Greene & Jess Thompson

    P&F Meeting – Monday 13 February, 6.30pm

    Our first P&F meeting will be held on Monday 13 February at 6.30pm and all are welcome to attend. If there is an item you would like to raise at a P&F meeting, please send us an email at pandf.qoa@cewa.edu.au.

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    P&F Family Sundowner - Friday 17 February, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

    Don’t miss the first event of the year. It’s a great way to meet other parents that you may not know.

    Pack up your picnic rugs and chairs, and an esky or cooler with food and drinks, and join in what is always a wonderful community event.

    We hope to see you there!

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    Sacramental Information

    Queen of Apostles Parish is currently organising its Sacramental Program for 2023. Commitment Masses for the Sacraments are as follows:

    CONFIRMATION: 11th and 12th February

    RECONCILIATION: 18th and 19th February

    EUCHARIST: 25th and 26th February

    Parents who would like their children to receive the Sacraments through the Queen of Apostles Parish will need to enrol their children through the Parish. For more information, please call 6188 6877 (Parish Office).

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    Australian Girls Choir Open Day

    Look no further than the Australian Girls Choir (AGC) because we encourage, challenge and inspire girls as they learn to sing, dance and perform. School aged girls are invited to come along to our Open Day on Saturday February 25 to try our fun and inclusive classes and learn more about being part of the AGC! Please visit our website to register to attend our free Open Day: https://ausgirlschoir.com.au/joinagc

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    Contact us

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