Gratitude and Appreciation

Expressing gratitude for the gifts we have and sharing them at Queen of Apostles underscores the essence of our community values of faith, love and learning. It not only strengthens the bonds among us but also reflects a profound acknowledgment of the interconnectedness of our shared journey, promoting a culture of appreciation and generosity.

As we approach the end of the year and my first year as Principal at Queen of Apostles, I would like to take this week's newsletter to show my gratitude and appreciation for our community of students, parents/carers, parish and staff.

I am grateful for;

  • Our students, the centre of our community. The positive energy, care and enthusiasm they bring to school each day is inspirational. To see their growth, whether academic or social, provides great motivation to our staff.
  • Our parents and carers, our partners in education. The support you provide to the school through your positive interactions and respect of our staff is key to the future growth of our school and each child's development. The time and energy that many parents/carers give to volunteer or support events through donations at Queen of Apostles is valued and appreciated.
  • Our parish, our partners in our faith journey. The connection and relationship with our parish is a blessed one. We love that we can be inclusive of all faiths and be supported by the parish in our journey as a Catholic School.
  • Our staff, our leaders of relationships and learning. The staff at Queen of Apostles are invested, dedicated and leaders in learning. We value, respect and encourage all staff and appreciate the gifts they bring to Queen of Apostles.

Opportunities for our students - sharing our gifts and talents

In 2023, there has been a strategic plan to provide students at Queen of Apostles extra opportunities to demonstrate and share their gifts and talents. Some of these include;

  • Ready, Set, Play - Pre - Prep Program

  • Rugby 7's Tournament

  • Year 6 Catholic Schools Maths Competition

  • Year 6 Public Speaking Competition

  • QC Cup Netball Gala Day

  • Years 4,5 and 6 Inter School Gala Day Sport and Friday Sport

  • Mollison Gerry Cup - Annual Sporting Competition for Year 6

  • Year 6 2024 Leadership Opportunities - School Captain, Sport Leaders, Social Action Leaders, Sustainability Leaders and Music Leaders.

  • STEM Mad Competition

  • Year 2 Japanese Lessons introduced

  • Go Sports Before School Program EYC

  • Catholic Education Week Leadership Day

  • Assembly Class Liturgies

  • Mt Maria and Q of A Music Showcase

  • Whole School Christmas Liturgy 30th November

  • Year 6 Awards at Graduation

It is fantastic to look back and review how many new opportunities we have been able to provide our students in 2023. We plan on building on this in 2024 and beyond. As parents and carers your ability to spread the good news about the opportunities for our learners at Q of A is key to the future growth of our school. I would really appreciate any support you can give the school in this area.​