St Luke's Catholic Primary
NEWSLETTER | 12 OCTOBER 2023
Message From The Principal
Dear Parents & Carers,
Welcome Back to Term 4!
As we begin the final school term for 2023, we look forward to working in partnership with you to provide the best possible learning experiences for the children in our care so that they can grow as individuals and reach their God-given potential.
Returning to school this week after long service leave, I was struck by how beautiful and well-cared-for the grounds look. This is thanks to the attention to detail given by our ground’s person, Mr Neville Hogan.
Over the holidays, several improvements and maintenance issues were attended to:
· Speed humps and parking bump stops were installed in the top carpark to further ensure the safety of our children and families.
· Parking and pickup area was line marked.
· South side of Year 3 and 4 classrooms pressure cleaned.
· Kindy shade sail repaired and installed.
· New external security lights installed around the library.
· Air conditioning systems serviced.
· Pathway to Performing Arts coated with an anti-slip.
· Art and Music room external walls and windows pressure cleaned.
· All grass areas aerated and fertilised.
The Telethon, Speech & Hearing outpost has been an integral part of St Luke’s since the school began in 1987. Students and staff are all encouraged to wear their loudest, brightest crazy socks tomorrow to raise awareness for those in our community with hearing loss and make a donation to support the cause.
Please keep our Year 3 students and their families in your thoughts and prayers as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Penance later in the term.
Term 4 is packed with lots of events for all in our community. We look forward to seeing you in and around the school over the coming weeks, whether it be at the Talent Show, St Luke’s Feast Day, Sacramental workshops, sporting events, Graduation, ACM or the Christmas Concert.
Class Requests for 2024
Families Not Returning to St Luke's in 2024
Message from the Assistant Principals
Children in Years 3 and 5 completed the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) in Term 1, 2023. NAPLAN provides nationally comparable evidence about student achievement. At a school level, the data is used to see whether students are reaching important educational goals and to inform future curriculum planning.
This year, NAPLAN was an adaptive test that automatically adapted student test performance to ask questions that match the student’s achievement level. As this was the first year that NAPLAN was adaptive, we cannot accurately compare data with previous years. We can compare our school's mean scaled scores to CEWA, State and National results.
Please see the table below:
Our results this year are positive, with Year 3 performing above CEWA, State and National results in all areas assessed in NAPLAN.
Year 5 also performed well this year. We were above the CEWA, State and National results in Reading, Writing and Spelling. The only areas we fell slightly short on were in Grammar and Numeracy.
As a school we have analysed the data to drive future planning here at St Luke's.
All Souls' Day
All Souls' Day is a holy day within the Church, set aside for honouring those who have passed away into eternal life. This year at St Luke's, we invite families to attend a liturgy to commemorate those who have passed away. Father Stan will guide the liturgy on Thursday 2nd November at 10:00am. You will also have the opportunity to dedicate a butterfly to place on our memorial wall. The liturgy will be followed by morning tea.
If you would like to attend the liturgy and morning tea, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
1. Name/s of people attending liturgy
2. Name/s of children attending liturgy (if you would like them to attend)
3. Name of your loved one that you would like to dedicate a butterfly to
Please reply by Friday 20th October; we look forward to a special morning together.
Annual Community Meeting - 22 November 2023
Further information about the uniform policy can be found here.
Pupil Free Day
Action for Happiness: Happier Kinder Together
Have a wonderful end to your week.... and an even better weekend!
Sarah Williams & Kristy Graffin
St Luke's Feast Day
We look forward to a wonderful St Luke’s Feast Day on Wednesday, 18th October.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
9:00-10:00am: St Luke’s Feast Day Mass (all are welcome)
11:30am-12:30pm: Stalls. Students are encouraged to bring a small amount of money (approx $5, coins are preferable) to participate in the games and market stalls. All money raised will go to the Mercy Sisters who were the founders of our school.
1:50-2:55pm: St Luke’s Got Talent Show
Thank you to the parent volunteers who will be assisting with the stalls. The day couldn’t run smoothly without you!
Families are also invited to join in the weekend celebrations at the parish, with mass and a morning tea being held on Sunday, 22nd October.
2024 BYOD Parent Information Night
The 2024 BYOD Information Night will be held next Thursday, 19th October, from 5:30-6:30pm in the Library. We look forward to welcoming all current Year 3 parents and new families in Years 4-6 for 2024.
Representatives from IT Dynamics and JB Hi Fi Education will present to go through the BYOD process and the school device management system.
The purchasing portal is currently open and can be accessed here, however, it is recommended that families wait until after the information evening to make a more informed purchase. The school code is stlukeswa2024.
Hello High School!
Telethon Speech and Hearing
Loud Sock Day is TOMORROW!
This year, Loud Socks Day will take place at St Luke’s Catholic Primary in Week 1, on Friday 13th October. This day provides our school community with a fantastic opportunity to get loud and show support for children with hearing loss around Australia.
Please bring a gold coin donation and wear your brightest socks with your usual Friday uniform.
We hope all the students enjoyed the fun facts about hearing over the PA this week. Thank you for your ongoing support. We look forward to seeing everyone get LOUD!
Telethon Speech and Hearing Team
- Friday 20th October- Interschool Athletics Carnival
- Every Wednesday morning at 8:10am (weather pending) – HIIT Club
- Every Thursday morning at 7:45am (weather pending) – Running Club
As calendar dates can be subject to change, please always confirm events by checking our online calendar - https://www.stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au/community-calendar
Week 1Friday 13th October
- Loud Sock Day for TSH
Tuesday 17th October
- SHINE Excursion
- Interschool Chess 1:30-2:30pm
- School Advisory Council Meeting 6:00pm
- P&F Meeting in the Library and via Zoom 7:30pm
- St Luke's Feast Day- Mass 9:00am
- BYOD Information Evening in Dance Hall 5:30-6:30pm
- Interschool Athletics Carnival at Ridgewood Reserve
- P&F Family Camp at Willowbrook
Wednesday 25th October
- SHC Year 7 2024 Orientation Day
- Reconciliation Parent/ Child Workshops. 3W 5:00-6:00pm, 3B 6:15-7:15pm
- Year 5 Day Camp at Ern Halliday
- Merit Award Assembly 8:45am
Monday 30th October
- Year 6 'Hello High School' Incursion
- Year 6 'Hello High School' Parent Night 6:30-7:30pm
- Year 3 Reconciliation Retreat
- All Souls' Day Liturgy 10:00am
- Pre Primary Zoo Excursion
- Servite College Year 7 2024 Orientation Day
- Merit Award Assembly 8:45am
School Social Media
- St Luke's Facebook
- St Luke's P&F
- P&F Fathering Group
- St Luke's Twitter
- St Luke's Instagram- @stlukeswoodvale
- Lulu the St Luke's Dog Instagram- @luluthestlukesdog
Each year level also has a Facebook group for families to join which are managed by our class representatives. These groups are a great way to keep in contact with other families in your child's year level and can be found here.
Buckets for Jesus
Message from the P&F
Gingin Family Camp 20th-22nd October
Thank you to Alana Met for organising our Family camp. Bookings are now closed. Thank you to all the families who have booked. Further details will be emailed in the next week, so please keep an eye on your inbox.
Locavora Lunch Orders
Locavora Lunch orders are back on Thursdays for Term 4. If you can spare some time on a Thursday to help pack and distribute the orders, please use the link below to sign up. There are still lots of spots to be filled.
Our last P&F Meeting for 2023 is on Tuesday 17th October, at 7:30pm. All are welcome to come along in the school library or via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 868 3932 7493
Playgroup is back on Mondays in 2023. You can find us in the Dance Hall from 8.45am until approximately 10.30am.
Come along and meet some other St Luke’s families, and let the children play with our fun toys, books and equipment.
Please bring your child’s water bottle, snacks (no nuts) and a keep cup if you’d like to make yourself a coffee.
Join our facebook group for more information and to keep up-to-date at https://www.facebook.com/groups/stlukesplaygroup
I hope to see you there.
Congratulations to the Year 6 Saints basketball team, who won their final over the holidays.
They played in Division 1 and beat the top of the ladder team, who had gone undefeated the whole season. It came down to a free shot at the end of the game, with Leo taking the shot and scoring the winning point. The team will continue to play together over the summer season into 2024. Well done, boys!
We are thrilled to announce the return of the Young Engineers STEM Club starting from Week 2 of Term 4. This term, students will have the exciting opportunity to construct and program washing machines, power plants, mimosa plants, skateboards, cranes, and a host of other captivating projects.
Find the attached link to enrol:
Extra Curricula Clubs
Kindy & Pre Kindy 2024 Orientation
We look forward to welcoming parents for the following sessions in the school Dance Hall on Wednesday, 1st November:
Pre Kindy 2024- 5:00pm
Kindy 2024- 6:00pm
If you have not received the information by the end of next week or have any questions, please contact email@example.com
Student Leave During School Term
ST LUKE'S PARISH
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 Stan would also love to meet you, so please introduce yourself at school or after Mass. You are welcome to visit the pastoral 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 Youth Ministry Woodvale
YOUTH GROUP REPORT
Last week at 24:7 Woodvale youth group we had an awesome night as we had our combined event with 24:7 Whitfords youth group. The night was themed asking everyone to dress as their favourite movie character. All the youth got involved in the fun with their costumes! We started the night with some games and then had a catwalk for everyone to show off their costume. One of the students who was dressed up as Snow White won best dressed. We then had fellowship time to close up the night. Overall, it was an amazing night!
NEXT YOUTH GROUP
Our next youth group will be on 13th October, and we cannot wait to get back into the swing of things to begin term 4!
Trinity & Stefan
24:7 Woodvale Youth Ministers
After School Care
Sacred Heart College Year 7 2025
Dear Year 4 2023 Parents and Guardians,
Sacred Heart College would like to remind you that Expressions of Interest for their Year 7 2025 cohort are due by end of month December 2023. Expressions of Interest can be submitted through their College website and incurs a non-refundable $85 expression of interest fee on completion. Expression of Interest families will be emailed mid-January 2024 communicating the commencement of the application process and next steps.
For more information, please feel free to contact the Sacred Heart College Registrar on 08 9246 8283 or firstname.lastname@example.org before December 14.