St Luke's Catholic Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 9 | 16 SEPTEMBER 2021

In Praise of Children

Lord, you have made these children as varied as the flowers of a garden.

You have blessed each one uniquely.

And each fragile, growing child is infinitely precious in your sight.

You have trusted us to nurture them and blessed us with the joy of seeing them grow.

Lord, we teach in reverence.


Amen!

IMPORTANT DATES

As calendar dates can be subject to change, please always confirm events by checking our website - https://www.stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au/community-calendar


17 September

  • Year 1 Excursion - Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
  • Merit Assembly @ 8.40am
  • Speak up Awards Grand Finale @ 10.45am


23 September

  • Year 1 Liturgy @ 9.30am


24 September

  • Year 5 - Aqua Sleepover
  • Pirate Day Dress Up Day


27 September - 8 October - School Holidays

Monday, 11 October - Term 4 Commences

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Young children are filled with wonder about the world and are open to discovering the Mystery of God through hands-on play, especially in the natural environment that God provided. Drawing from this gift of imagination can nurture this openness to God. Everything in nature speaks to us of God’s love.


The SUN is God warming us.

The BREEZE is God caressing us.

The GROUND on which you stand is God

holding you in his protecting hands.

The AIR we breathe is God sustaining our life.

The WATER we drink is God quenching our thirst.

The FRUIT we eat is God feeding us.


Just spending time in God’s natural creation can do wonders for a weary soul.

Psalm 23:2-3

From My Readings...

In the midst of personal trials and challenges - we can effectively alleviate not just our own suffering but also the suffering of those around us. Sometimes, it can seem easier to just stay stuck in our emotions around a particular struggle, than to look for the opportunity to grow from it. We may be stuck in anger or a sense of injustice. Or, we might feel victimised or scared. Or, perhaps you’ve been unable to move past feeling that, you really “didn’t deserve what happened’.


The key to transcending any difficulty actually lies in letting go.


But letting go doesn’t mean settling for what we don’t want in life. Letting go is an emotional and physical process, to help us rise above a difficult situation and create a newer better life for ourselves. By letting go, we are opening a pathway of acceptance of ‘what is’ instead of staying stuck in ‘what should be’.

Mark Your Diaries

The last day of this term will be Friday, 24 September. Our Year Five students will be attending the AQWA Camp that evening.

Power of Speech

Congratulations to our Telethon Speech and Hearing Outpost students who competed at the Power of Speech Awards on last Saturday afternoon. A special mention to Sophie O’Connor who received the Most Improved trophy. Thank you to the TSH staff who prepared the students so well. Congratulations to everyone involved!

Speak Up Awards

This Friday our students from Years 3-6 who have made the finals will be competing in our inaugural Speak Up Awards from 11am. We hope to see many parents attending to listen to these speeches. Our two judges this year are School Support Consultants from the Catholic Education Office.


Have a fabulous weekend,


Andrew Kelly

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MESSAGE FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

Staff Professional Learning

This week, staff were fortunate to be visited by Sharon Wood-Kenny, a proud Noongar Yamatji woman who is the chairwoman for the City of Joondalup's Reconciliaiton Action Plan Community Reference Group, and a respected community leader. Sharon works to improve relationships with Aboriginal people and to help foster a better understanding of Aboriginal cultures, rights and experiences. The staff are looking forward to collaborating with Sharon as they continue to embed Aboriginal Perspectives into the school community. A big thank you to our Lead Teachers in HASS: Trish Main, Nina McIntosh and Emily Buckingham for organising this wonderful initiative for our staff.

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Talk Like A Pirate Day- For Childhood Cancer Support

On the last day of term, we will be having a dress up and 'talk like a pirate' day to raise money to support families affected by childhood cancer. If you would like to make a donation please follow this link to find our dedicated St Luke's fundraising page. Thank you to Mr Plint for driving this initiative! If we reach our target Mr Kelly will walk the plank! Click here to donate.

Uniform Shop Update

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we roll our current stock over to Tudor Uniforms. We have decided to transition to Tudor uniforms these holidays instead of over the Christmas break in order to allow families to use these holidays and all of Term 4 to purchase and prepare for 2022 with greater ease. Please be aware that there is no change to any uniforms or stock. Tudor is taking over our current stock and will restock when required.


A big thank you must go to our wonderful uniform shop coordinator, Jodi Lyra, who has worked incredibly hard over many years to deliver our families with uniforms. Jodi has worked tirelessly to run, maintain and up keep our uniform shop in a professional and efficient manner. We are sincerely grateful to Jodi for all her efforts. We will farewell Jodi and show her our gratitude at the end of the year.


In the meantime we will keep you updated with uniform shop updates as they come to hand. Once Tudor has given us the official start date we will communicate this with the community. At this stage we are planning to be up and ready to go with Tudor in the first week of school holidays. This will mean that you will have the opportunity to shop in the Wangara store 5 days a week (or online www.tudorschooluniforms.com.au) in the 2 weeks prior to Term 4 commencing.


Watch this space for more updates next week!

World Teacher's Day

Australia will celebrate and thank the teaching profession on World Teachers’ Day on Friday 29 October 2021.

Teachers (with support from parents and carers) have ensured education continues across the country this year, despite major challenges. It’s reinforced the significant role teachers play in the lives of children and students, their families, and communities. We will celebrate World Teacher’s day at St Luke’s to thank each teacher for their contribution to the student’s education.


On Friday 29 October, you can say a big thank you to teachers by posting a photo in your sunglasses on Twitter or Facebook, either on your own or with family or friends. Use these tags: #BrightFuture @aitsl Explore photos from 2020 for inspiration: https://twitter.com/i/events/1320498810343231489


From 14 October, help collect a million virtual apples to thank teachers across Australia at www.worldteachersday.edu.au. Other ideas for how parents/carers and students can get involved are included in this article: https://worldteachersday.edu.au/for-parents-community

Supervision on the School Oval after School Hours

As you know, school staff supervise your children at all times during the school day, including while they use play equipment. The students understand the rules allowing them and others to enjoy doing so safely and respectfully. They also know to behave according to the standards set in our Code of Conduct. Students from Pre-primary to Year 6 are aware that they cannot use the playgrounds prior to classroom doors opening.


No school staff are on duty after 3.10pm to both supervise your children, enforce the rules of play, and attend to any need arising. Staff who are at work, whether in their classroom or elsewhere, are not available to do so. You and your child should not disturb staff after hours unless you have an appointment.


Therefore, if you choose to remain on school grounds with your child or other children in your care, you understand and accept sole responsibility for supervising them. ‘Supervision’ is keeping a direct line of sight to your child, and not browsing a phone or other device. It means ensuring they behave according to our Code of Conduct and other rules in their play and interactions with other students and parents. Students know the rules they follow during school hours and we ask you to enforce consistency while you supervise them after hours.


Students waiting on the oval for their parents to be picked up after school is NOT ENCOURAGED. The school asks all students to use the church carpark, and the top carpark to be picked up after school. Parents may also pick students up outside each classroom.


If your child suffers a minor injury after school, you should avoid either you or your child seeking assistance from their classroom teacher or other staff member who is at school as they would during school hours. For example, if your child is used to getting ice or band aids from their teacher or the school office, you should explain you need to take them home. If an injury is serious, you should call an ambulance.


If you supervise your children after school hours as described, then we can all enjoy the gifts of play and friendship of our school community. We thank you for your understanding in that parents must supervise their children at all times before and after school hours.


Here is a reminder of supervision times:

8.10am – Teachers are present in the undercover area for supervision.

3.10pm – There is no more supervision provided for students after school hours. Children who have not been picked up at the church carpark or the top carpark during pick up times (2.55pm – 3.10pm), will wait in the school office for parents to arrive.

The Kids' Bulletin

Click on the image above to complete activities based around this week's Gospel reading.


If you have some great news or any achievements to share in the newsletter, we would love to hear from you: sarah.williams@cewa.edu.au


Have a lovely weekend with your families and loved ones!


Maura Killalea & Sarah Williams

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

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St Luke's Feast Day Stalls

Year 4 are seeking donations of soft toys for our St Luke's Feast Day stall. Please send donations to Year 4. Thank you.

Year 2 Second Hand Book Stall

Year 2 are collecting pre-loved books for our second hand book stall held on our St Luke's Feast Day. If you have any books you would like to donate please bring them to the year 2 rooms. Thank you!

Wheelchairs For Kids

With the efforts of our Year 1 Cupcake sale last week and our Staff raising funds to wear jeans on a Friday we were able to present Br Ollie's Wheelchairs for Kids with $850. Many thanks to each and everyone of you who were able to contribute to this very worthwhile cause.
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Administration

Students not returning in 2022

Student positions at St Luke's are highly sought after in the community. If you are not returning to St Luke's in 2022 please notify the office as soon as possible by emailing admin@stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au


Thank you

Administration

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Lost Property

The office continues to get a large amount of lost property each day.

Please make sure your child's school clothing, lunch boxes, drink bottles and containers are clearly labelled. It is very difficult to return these items to the student when it is not labelled.


  • Unlabelled Lunch boxes, containers & drink bottles are kept for 1 week then thrown out.
  • All items that come to the office with a name are returned to the student through the class teacher.

P&F NEWS

2022 P&F Volunteers Required - New People New Life

We are currently looking for 4 volunteers to take over roles within the P & F Association for 2022. This is a fantastic opportunity for people to get involved, bring some fresh ideas to the team, and make a difference within our fantastic school. Plus, you get to meet and hang out with a great bunch of hard-working parents! As per the P&F Constitution, Kathryn Peake must step down in November as she is coming to the close of her 3 years as our P&F President. In addition to this role, we also require a Vice President and 2 x General Committee members. If you would like further information regarding any of these roles or you are interested in taking one up, please contact Kathryn or email the P&F at parentsstlukes@outlook.com

Kangaroo Cafe

Once again, the Kangaroo Café has had a wonderful 6 months of operation and we really do thank all those parents and carers who have volunteered their time and expertise. Monday is the last day of operation for the year.


For those new parents to St Luke’s the Café is open for Term 2 and 3 only and we know a lot of families and staff have enjoyed everything on offer.


To Mariane Melo and your team we really thank you for all the organizing, ordering, feeding, and cleaning that has gone on and we hope you enjoy a quiet term 4!


If you need to cancel your order ON THE MORNING of canteen (Mondays) please text Mez on 0401000916.

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Save the Date - Friday, 22 October

Save the Date for the upcoming P&F Disco happening on Friday, 22 October.

Kindy to Year 2 students will be dancing the hours away of 4:30pm-6pm.

Year 3 to 6 students will be following from 6:30pm until 8pm.

Ticket purchases will be available soon via Flexischools. Thanks also to our Year 3 parents for putting this night on for the school.


Kathryn Peake

P&F PRESIDENT

St Luke's Netball Team News

Congratulations to Team 1, who won on Saturday against Carine with a final score of 26 to 7. The girls will now be competing in the Grand Final this Saturday. The game starts at 9am on court 54.


It would be great to see our Netball members attend to cheer the girls on dressed in their Netball dresses so we can show a sea of St Luke's colours. If you are a spectator please also wear St Luke's colours to show your support.


Good Luck girls and coach Linda, all the best for Saturday.

St Luke's Netball - 2022 (President and Vice President)

St Luke's netball club is looking for a new President and Vice President for 2022.

Please contact Katie on 0408 663 618 for more information OR email the netball club on Stlukesnetball.woodvale@yahoo.com.au for more information.


Thank you

Katie Hadfield

St Luke's Netball President

ST LUKE'S PARISH

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Welcome to Mass everyone and a big welcome to all new parishioners and visitors to our

Parish of St Luke, Woodvale.

If you are new to our parish, we invite you to complete the Visitors Book in the foyer.

Fr. Stephen would also love to meet you, so please introduce yourself after Mass. You are welcome to visit us at the office on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.30am—2.30pm.


For more information about our wonderful St Luke's Parish and to read the current

Bulletin please click here.

24:7 Woodvale Youth Group

2nd and 4th Friday Nights.

7pm-9pm in the Parish Hall.

Grades 6 to 12.

For more information call Luke on 0401822932

Community News

Bricks 4 Kidz - School Holiday Workshops with LEGO

This Spring School Holidays we are running Workshops with LEGO® and Coding with Robotics. Our holiday programs are designed for kids ages 5 -12. We have many themes to inspire creativity and fun. Online enrolment is at the following link:

https://www.bricks4kidz.com.au/perth-karrinyup/program-events/school-holiday-workshops-activities-lego-bricks/

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