Inters Aths Improvers

Well done to our team for great performance at last week’s carnival. Over two days our athletes pushed themselves to achieve an improved 6th spot overall, and a third place in the APPS (average points per student) shield. This is a great result from the smallest school in the competition.

Queenies had many places in shot put, long jump, turbojav, 400m, 200m, sprints and relays. It was a fun couple of days and a great way for our students to gain valuable experience in competitive situations. In these events they learn to cope with anxiety, they learn to prepare themselves to perform their best, and to learn from mistakes. From all reports our team conducted themselves very well, showing sportsmanship and support for one another.

Thank you to Miss Laity, Mr Iannello and Mrs Barham for their help with, and to Mr Markandu for his help at training.

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Special mention goes to Mary Massoud  and Alice Cosmelli  for receiving medals (Yr 3 girls Gold and Bronze respectively).

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Faction Athletics

What a fantastic couple of days our school enjoyed last week – our annual Faction Athletics Carnival.

It took place over two days for our Pre-primary to year 6 students, participating in a wide variety of athletic and novelty events. Starting on Tuesday, our year 3-6 students travelled to Langford Oval for sprints, 200m, 400m, shot put, turbojav, vortex, long jump and novelty races in a fun filled day in the sun. There were many great individual performances, with several school records tumbling. The day finished with a parents’ race which was a lot of fun.

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On Thursday our Day #2 commenced with our ‘littlies’ marching onto the Annex oval with colour and excitement. A large turn out of parents and grandparents enjoyed the novelty relays and sprints, before joining in with the ’round-n-back’ relay. After lunch it was the yr 3 – 6 students’ turn to show their stuff. Many close finishes in the novelty relays and sprints made the day very exciting, with the mixed baton relays the highlight. Once again the parents entertained the students with a ladies and mens race, followed by faction captains vs teachers tug-o-war.

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Congratulations to Magdlen for their triumphant win, edging out Flynn to take the shield.

The final scores:

Magdlen 1359, Flynn 1221, Leummen 1146, Canning 1106

It was Magdlen who also won the ‘Bonus Points’ shield, with the greatest accumulation of points from faction tokens, training points and parent involvement.


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Our individual champs and runners-up were:

Yr 3 Champions – Mary Massoud and Kyle Willesen

Yr 3 R/up – Alice Cosmelli and Alex Terrell

Yr 4 Champions – Saumia Panchalingham and Deacon Hollow

Yr 4 R/up – Imogen Watters and Sonny Scriven

Yr 5 Champions – Sienna Lilly and Jo-Han Lam

Yr 5 R/up – Charissa Kheng and Nathan Watters

Yr 6 Champions – Summer McCann and Michael McFerrin

Yr 6 R/up – Julie Marmite and Flynn Clemo

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Thank you to the many parents and grandparents for helping create a fun and supportive atmosphere on both days. At Queenies we enjoy your wonderful support and it is much appreciated by the staff and students alike. Thank you for the many hands of help on both days too. Thank you to the P and F for all the work they do at Queenies – you are the best! Thank you to our leadership team of Mr O’Neill, Mrs Galbraith and Mrs Anderson for their support. To our wonderful teachers for their time, effort and dedication to providing enriching experiences for our students to enjoy.

And to our awesome students – well done on your efforts, sportsmanship, resilience and smiles. You are what we are all here for!

Thanks – Mr B.

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More Ex-Queenies Shine!

A couple of ex-Queenies boys doing great things at Aquinas:

Pierre De Coubertin Award – Christopher Kilroe
A sincere congratulation to Year 12 student Christopher Kilroe (Year 12) who recently received the Pierre de Coubertin Award. Pierre was the founder of modern Olympics and was convinced of the importance of sport in the development of the individual. He believed in the qualities of excellence, sportsmanship and respect which embody the values of Olympism.
The Pierre de Coubertin Awards, an initiative of the Australian Olympic Committee, are designed to reward not only the elite sports people but those that display strong character and ideals, representing the school at the highest standard both on and off the field.

Previous WA winners of this award include Fergus Kavanagh (Olympian, Hockey), Kim Mickle (Olympian, Athletics), Harry Taylor (Geelong FC) and Daniel Wells (North Melbourne FC).
Christopher and 32 other WA athletes were invited to an Olympic Academy Day held prior to the Presentation Ceremony, which provided students with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about leadership, goal setting and resilience from some of WA’s Olympic heroes. Olympians Jesse Phillips (Sprint Kayak); Tamsin Cook (Swimming); Danielle Kettlewell (Synchronised Swimming) and Rhys Grant (Rowing) shared their own Olympic journey with the students.

Christopher also learnt about the Olympic movement and toured the WA Institute of Sport high performance facility.

Connor Foy (Yr 12 Prendiville)
On Saturday 8th September Connor was awarded Basketball WA Referee of the Year at the annual WABL awards night. Other achievements this year include selection to referee a pre-season State Basketball League game as well as inclusion in the Basketball WA State Referee Development squad. Connor will represent Basketball WA at the upcoming National Junior Championships in Melbourne, be a Basketball WA D League referee and finals referee for BWA WABL Championships. Congratulations Connor!


Athletics Carnival Day #1 Schedule

A copy of this schedule, along with permission notes and other info can be found by clicking the ‘Quick search notes and info’ tab at the top.

9.45am        Sprints.            Yr 3, 4 = 80m,      Yr 5, 6 = 100m 



Long Jump 


Team Long Jump 


Shot Put 


Team Vortex 




Team Turbojav 

Ind. 200m 




10.30am  Yr 6  Yr 5   Yr 4  Yr 3 
11.05am  Yr 3  Yr 6  Yr 5  Yr 4 
11.40am  Yr 4  Yr 3  Yr 6  Yr 5 
12.15pm  Yr 5  Yr 4  Yr 3  Yr 6 


12.50pm –       Lunch Break 


1.10pm           400m       Yr 3, 4, 5, 6 


1.40pm           Year level fun sprints (parents welcome to join in) 


2.00pm           Parents Race 


2.10pm         Pack up and return to school. 

Athletics Practice

Athletics practice began last week with many students coming along to improve their skills leading up to our athletics carnivals early next term.

On Tuesdays our year 3 – 6 students can practice throws and jumps (field events). On Fridays all Pre primary – year 6 students can practice running events (track). It was great to see some of our pre-primary kids there enjoying some activity before the school day begins.

Training begins at 8.20am on the Annex oval, and will continue until our carnivals take place next term in week 3.


The carnival dates are:

Tuesday 23rd October at Langford Oval (yrs 3 – 6, track and field).

Thursday 25th October at Queenies (PP – yr 6, sprints, relays and novelties).

Calm Kids Returns

After some time away, Calm Kids returned last week for a large bunch of students who were glad to see it back. Calm kids is a session where Queenies kids can come in to the library  (Friday lunch time) and engage in quiet, calm activities. The room is dimly lit, soft music plays, and the students have a range of mindful activities to engage in, such as colouring in, fine motor activities, or simply sitting amongst the calm and stillness.

Calm Kids is optional, and students can come and go as they please. It is a quiet place where we don’t talk, and it offers a ‘sanctuary’ to get away from the business and noisiness of school life.

Calm Kids will continue each and every Friday lunch time whenever possible.

Colouring in.
Coloured stones – great for making mosaic creations.
Separating coloured beads.
Glitter jars.
Cards – sorting activities.

Athletics Carnival Important Information

Dear Queenies Community, 
Below is a list of points about the 2018 Athletics carnivals.  

 Athletics practice: 

  • Commences Week 9 on Tuesdays, starting 11 September (field events- Yr 3-6 only) and Fridays (running events – PP-6) both at 8.20am on the Annexe oval.  
  • Each student who comes along to training earns points for their faction towards the ‘Bonus Points Shield’. 

 Carnival #1: 

  • Tuesday 23 October from 9.15am @ Langford Oval (Wingrove Ave, Langford) for all students in Years 3 – 6. 
  • Events include sprints, 200m, 400m, long jump, shot put, turbojav and novelty events  
  • Trials for these events take place at school prior to the carnival during P.E./Sport lessons.  
  • The top 8 boys and top 8 girls in each year compete in shot put, long jump and turbojav. 
  • All students participate in a sprint, vortex and team turbojav. 
  • All students compete in 200m races. 
  • Students can nominate themselves for the 400m races on the day. 
  • All competitors participate in the tug-o-war and ‘Lifesaver Relay’.  
  • A detailed programme with bus permission will be available soon. 


Carnival #2: 

  • Thursday 25 October @ Queenies for PP – 2 (9.30 – 11.30am) and Yr 3 –6 (12.30 – 3pm). 
  • Events include 4 novelty events, sprints (50m for PP-2, 70m for 3-6), and shuttle relays. 
  • There will be Kindy and toddler races in the morning session. 
  • There will also be opportunities for parent involvement. 
  • A detailed programme will be available soon. 



Champion events for year level champion and runner up medal winners are: 

  • Yr 3- Cross country, long jump, turbojav, 200m, 400m, sprint (A division only). 
  • Yr 4-6 – Cross country, long jump, turbojav, 200m, 400m, sprint (A division), shot put. 


Ross Bridgeman 

Physical Education Teacher.