Queen of Apostles School is a single stream school that services the Riverton, Shelley, Ferndale and surrounding communities. We offer classes from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6, providing a learning environment that promotes a sense of self-worth within each child.
Queen of Apostles is a well-resourced school offering 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.
In addition to core curriculum, there is explicit and successful teaching of literacy and numeracy in all classes. We work on developing higher order thinking skills and problem-solving with our students through the Future-Focused Learning program developed by Lee Crockett, a world renowned educator.
Future-Focused Learning prepares our students across all curriculum areas and learning stages with skills and capabilities to thrive in a rapidly changing and interconnected world. It connects our students and engages their sense of curiosity, helping them to make meaning of our world. Students collaborate and use critical and creative thinking to solve problems, growing as active and informed global citizens.
Our Catholic faith is taught in every class according to the Religious Educational Guidelines for Western Australia Catholic Schools. Underpinning all we do at Queen of Apostles are our values of Respect, Resilience, Faith, Excellence and Compassion. As Christ served, we serve our community and the wider community. Through raising awareness of Catholic Social Justice agencies including: Lifelink, Caritas, St Vincent de Paul and Catholic Mission, our students learn to respond with compassion and respect to those less fortunate than themselves. Our students work closely with the Queen of Apostles Parish in raising money for the Flame of Love Orphanage in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – responding to the inequity of the broader community. Our Making Jesus Real program aims to develop a positive attitude to life, assisting us in the development of people skills and life skills that reflect Jesus and how He would want us to live.
Queen of Apostles offers specialist teachers in Mandarin, Science, Physical Education, Visual Art and Music. Enrichment is offered to our more capable students and a comprehensive Learning Support Program is effective across all classes. An active extra-curricular program is in place across the areas of performing arts, community giving, sports and sustainability.
Facilities include playgrounds, oval, courts, a well-resourced library, a dedicated Science and Mandarin Room and well-equipped classrooms that are brought to life through the work of the children and by using the latest Apple technology to help facilitate effective learning from our Kindy through to Year 6 classes.
Our Parents’ and Friends’ Association is an active element of our school culture, supporting the school in its endeavours by funding resources, building community and empowering parents. All parents are welcome to attend meetings and join in fundraising and friend-raising activities.
We cater for the whole primary school experience for our families, offering before and after school care, and vacation care onsite.