Super Effort!

Our Inter-school Cross Country team did us proud last Tuesday with a huge effort in this difficult event. Our team of forty runners gave their all against eight other schools at Manning Park in Spearwood. Although we found it tough against some talented opposition, I was proud of the resilience shown by our runners to push themselves until the very end. The highlight of the day was seeing our own Alicia Herbert win the year 5 girls race!

Other runners deserving special mention are:

Matt Radojkovich – 7th in year 4 boys, Jenna Milford – 10th in year 6 girls, Killian Jordan-Keane – 10th in year 6 boys, Sienna Lilly – 14th in year 3 girls and Kayla Ayu Santoso – 15th in year 3 girls.

Thank you to Mr Wylie and Mr Ianello for helping the team, and to Jenny Ophel, Sarah Kelleher and Helen Pascoe for assisting on the course.

As always Queen of Apostles had great support from parents and grandparents who were there to cheer on our team.



Aths Carnival Info

Athletics practice:

  • Commences Week 9 on Tuesdays (field events- Yr 3-6 only) and Thursdays (running events – Yr 1-6) all at 8.15am on the Annexe oval.
  • Each student who comes along to training earns points for their faction towards the ‘Bonus Points Shield’.


Carnival #1:

  • Monday 17 October from 9.15am @ Langford Oval (Wingrove Ave, Langford) for all 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 for the 400m races on the day.
  • All competitors participate in the tug-o-war and ‘Lifesaver Relay’.
  • A programme with bus permission will be available later this term.


Carnival #2:

  • Friday 21 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 plenty of races and activities for parent involvement!
  • A detailed programme will be available later this term.


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.

Landers Returns!

Well, just for an afternoon.

Shane landers and Lauren Shaw from Sacred Heart CPS in Thornlie visited Queenies today with their yr 6 league tag teams to play a round of ‘friendlies’ against our yr 6 teams. Although the day was won by the visitors, both teams enjoyed the competition and the skills on display were very impressive.

Term 3 PE

Once again we begin the term with a flurry of activity keeping our students busy, energised and entertained.

So far we have had:

Little Athletics clinics, Edu-dance, swimming lessons, before school lap running, after-school table tennis clinics, Faction Cross Country Carnival and the Littlies’ Lap-a-thon.

In addition to this, our classes have begun their athletics (‘races and relays’ for kindy to year 2) units in PE. Hopefully the weather will be kind in the coming weeks as we prepare for the Faction Athletics Carnival days early next term. Students will prepare for a variety of events, all the while learning important lessons such as:


  • Experience new activities and discover fun ways to play
  • Learn to move their bodies in a variety of ways
  • Make improvements to running technique.
  • Control their speed and breathing in longer races
  • Understand the body’s changes and what they mean.
  • Participate in races and relays fairly.


  • Learn about their own strengths and interests in deciding favourite activities.
  • Learn how to create and conduct fair races and relays when playing without adult supervision.
  • Make improvements to running technique, and use tips and strategies when in races and relays.
  • Learn to control pace and breathing for increased distances.
  • Understand the body’s changes and what they mean.
  • Learn the rules and procedures for races and relays


  • Discover their own strengths and challenges.
  • Develop a warm up habit.
  • Understand how technology is used for coaching and reflection
  • Develop sound technique.
  • Develop an understanding of what PBs are and how they are used.
  • Learn rules and safety procedures for athletics events


  • Understand why people choose/don’t choose athletics as a pass time.
  • Learn how routine makes technique automatic.
  • Learn the importance of technique.
  • Learn to move competently and improve.
  • Learn goal setting and how monitoring can assist.
  • Understand what is involved when officiating peer’s athletic events

We look forward to a productive and rewarding term as together, all Queenies community members enjoy being creative, pursuing excellence, developing resilience and showing respect.

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Littlies Lap-a-thon!

Our Faction Captains will be organising a ‘Littlies’ Lap-a-thon’ to coincide with our Cross Country programme at Queen of Apostles. Some of our younger students have been training in the mornings and this event will be a great way for them to show their stuff! It is also an introduction to what cross country running is all about. Students do not collect sponsorship money. Parents and toddlers are welcome to join in too! The details are below. We hope to see you there!

Date : Friday August 29, 2016.

Time : 2.00 – 3.00pm

Place : Annex Oval

Who : All Pre Primary – Yr 2 students. Parents, Kindy kids and toddlers are welcome to join in!

Format : Runners complete as many laps as they can by running, jogging or walking. A runner’s card will be marked after each lap.

*If it looks like rain will cancel this event, families will be notified on Friday morning, and an alternative date will be arranged.

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Flying Flynn!

After wins in Athletics and Swimming in recent times, Flynn made it three in a row with a win in today’s Faction Cross Country Carnival.

There were spirited performances all afternoon as our students pushed themselves to exhaustion. It was wonderful for our students to be supported so well by their classmates, other students and by the many parents and grand parents who created such a positive atmosphere. With a focus on resilience in PE, our students are developing a sense of determination and self motivation with each event they participate in at Queenies.

Final scores:

Flynn: 252, Magdlen 244, Luemmen 240, Canning 228


Race winners were:

Yr3: Charissa Kheng and Brodie Davey

Yr 4: Natasha Hodgkinson and Matthew Radojkovich

Yr 5: Alicia Herbert and Sebastian Kelleher

Yr 6: Caitlin Hodgkinson and Killian Jordan-Keane

Luemmen won the ‘Bonus Points’ shield, largely due to a great turn out at our lap-running sessions before school.


Lap running before school will continue, as it is a great way to start the day. Parents, teachers and all students re welcome: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on the oval at 8.15am.

Interschool notes will be out in a couple of weeks. The Inter-school Cross Country Carnival will takes place on Tuesday 6th September.

For more pictures please see the ‘Queenies Riverton’ facebook page.

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Faction Cross Country Carnival Details

Good luck to our students. We hope to see many supporters there.

  • Monday 25 July 2016.
  • Queen of Apostles – school grounds
  • Yr 3 – 6 students
  • Yr 3 = 1000m, yr 4/5 = 1.5km, Yr 6 = 2.0km
  • Students wear their faction coloured t shirts, sports shorts, sports shoes.
  • Includes a parents, toddlers and teachers’ ‘Fun Run/Walk’ (500m) that will earn points for their faction.
  • Everyone earns faction points when they participate!


1.00pm – Yr 3 Girls

1.10pm – Yr 3 Boys

1.20pm – Yr 4 Girls

1.30pm – Yr 4 Boys

1.40pm – Parents and Teachers’ ‘Fun Run’

1.50pm – Yr 5 Girls

2.00pm – Yr 5 Boys

2.10pm – Yr 6 Girls

2.25pm – Yr 6 Boys

2.45pm – Presentations

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