108 Tribute Street East
Riverton WA 6148
(08) 9457 4913
We offer a vibrant Instrumental Program with a variety of talented instrumental tutors who come into the school and offer private and small group sessions. This program is offered to students in Years 3 -6.
Instruments offered are guitar, guitar ensemble, piano, vocal, flute, recorder, violin and voice.
Tutors provide lessons on a weekly basis utilising a rolling timetable. All sessions are held in the afternoon to eliminate disruption to morning classes. Classes run for 30 minute blocks.
Students are also encouraged to enter the Performing Arts Festival. During 2013, the Queenies’ Guitar Ensemble made it to the Tournament Playoffs.
This year we are offering an after school program utilising Music Rock Australia where the students have the opportunity to perform as a band.
The Music Department conducts a Junior and Senior Choir. Choir practice occurs on a fortnightly basis and is accompanied by a pianist.
The Senior and Junior Choir are involved in a variety of roles including: leading whole school Masses and Sacramental Masses, Community Fete, Special Assemblies, Graduation, Carol Singing and Performing Arts Festival.
Gifted & Talented
At Queen of Apostles, we support higher achieving children with a wide range of extension opportunities.
All staff work closely to challenge the higher achievers within year groups’ differentiation and everyday curriculum.
We also offer a Gifted and Talented Program to students in Years 3 to 6. Assessment of all students in Year 3 and students new to the school (from Year 3 and upwards), as well as classroom teachers' views of students abilities, identifies the children to be included in the Gifted and Talented Program.
Children in the Gifted and Talented Program are involved in individual or small group projects that extend their own knowledge and understanding. Through working with intellectual peers in a non-threatening environment that encourages high ability, students gain an understanding of their own abilities whilst gaining enhanced self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment. Gifted and talented students are also included in workshops with children from other local Catholic schools.
2018 Gifted & Talented Program
At Queen of Apostles, we have designed an exciting and unique curriculum for our academically talented students. Using Tony Ryan’s Thinker’s Keys as a stimulus, our Gifted and Talented Programme for students in Years 3 to 6 is aimed at developing critical and creative thinking skills to enhance problem solving capabilities.
International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)
ICAS is an International Competition and Assessment package offered to schools throughout Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, the Pacific Region and South Africa.
Queen of Apostles informs all families of children from Year 2-Year 6 in Term One of the testing schedule. Parents then decide if they wish their child to participate, then return the entry form and entry fee to the school.
At Queen of Apostles we administer the tests the registered participants on the test date in Computer Skills, Spelling, English and Mathematics. All students who sit the test receive a certificate and an individual student report indicating which questions they answered correctly and their score compared with the rest of the students tested.
Certificates are awarded for each year level as follows:
A UNSW medal is awarded when the highest score in each year level in each state in each subject is judged to be sufficiently meritorious.
More information can be found at www.eaa.unsw.edu.au
Queen of Apostles is a member of the Catholic Primary Schools Sports Association (C.P.S.S.A.). This is an organisation of 9 schools who regularly meet to compete in interschool sporting activities. Carnivals include: swimming, basketball, winter sports (football, netball, volleyball, soccer), cross country running, league tag, athletics and cricket. Some of these carnivals include students from years 3 – 6, and events for students with special needs are included at the athletics carnival. Queen of Apostles has a proud tradition of performing very well for a school that is the smallest in size, with recent wins in swimming, football and basketball. For more go to www.cpssa.com.au
National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)
All states and territories in Australia are mandated to complete annual testing in Year 3, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9. This testing is referred to as NAPLAN. NAPLAN occurs in Term Two around week Two. It tests children against a National Benchmark in areas of Reading, Writing, Spelling/Grammar and Punctuation and Mathematics. Test questions are generated from the National Curriculum requirements for education.
NAPLAN is an assessment of learning and all students are expected to participate. This testing tests the students’ actual skills and knowledge in the various learning areas. Tests are tightly controlled with requirements for test administrators, support staff and the presence of unauthorized teaching or support material.
Results of NAPLAN testing are forwarded on to families involved through the school towards the end of Term Three.
Disability adjustments, exemptions and withdrawals can apply and must be formally applied for through the school principal.
For an overview of how your child’s school compared with other schools you can go to http://www.myschool.edu.au/
Queen of Apostles School is a vibrant, Catholic community which follows in the footsteps of Christ and his Mother, Mary, who gave witness to the values of love, unity and peace.
We provide a nurturing, inclusive and safe environment which celebrates each individual’s unique talents and qualities.
Our school encourages a passion for lifelong learning and prepares today’s children for their place in tomorrow’s society.