St Luke's Catholic Primary


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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

At this time of year, staff are busy assessing student learning and preparing to write reports. In addition, time will be spent preparing class lists for 2024. For parents with a genuine request for consideration for their child, which does not include choosing a teacher or for a child to be in a class with a particular student(s), please email me by Wednesday, 1st November.

Families Not Returning to St Luke's in 2024

A reminder that if you wish to withdraw your child/ren from the school, one term's notice is required. This notice must be in writing and addressed to the Principal. Please keep in mind that failure to do so incurs a penalty of one term's tuition fees. We have families on waitlists, so please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you.

God bless,

Kerry Hewitson


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:

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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 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

All St Luke's community members are invited to our Annual Community Meeting, which this year takes the form of a sundowner. The School Advisory Council and Parents & Friends will present their annual reports and voting for new members will take place. This evening is also an opportunity to thank all who have volunteered in various capacities throughout 2023. Please RSVP here for catering purposes.
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Christmas Concert

This year, our Christmas Concert will take place on the school oval so there will be more room for families to spread out their picnic blankets. Please be mindful that parking will be challenging, so car pooling is encouraged. Please be considerate of our surrounding neighbours and take all rubbish home with you at the end of the evening. Thank you
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It is fabulous to see an increasing number of students proudly wearing the new school uniform. A reminder to please ensure old and new uniform items are not being mixed, e.g. old style shorts with the new style shirt. Please refer to the photograph displaying the correct formal uniform, including navy socks and black shoes. Sandals are not permitted as this is a safety issue.

Further information about the uniform policy can be found here.

Pupil Free Day

Please mark your calendars with the upcoming Pupil Free Day on Friday, 17th November. The staff will be undertaking Literacy Professional Development. We hope the children enjoy an extra long weekend!

Booklists 2024

Bulk order lists have been ordered by our class teachers for 2024. Therefore, no formal booklists will be sent home from Kindy to Year 6 this year. All items will be delivered straight to the classrooms during January. Booklist levies will be included in the school fees for 2024.

Action for Happiness: Happier Kinder Together

Getting absorbed in a new activity is a great way to boost your wellbeing. When facing challenges, it can really help to take a new perspective or find a new way forward.
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You may be interested in the free Action for Happiness app for iOS and Android, for more info click this link:

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Please click here for this week's Kids' Bulletin and activities.

Have a wonderful end to your week.... and an even better weekend!

Sarah Williams & Kristy Graffin

Assistant Principals

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!

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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

Sport News

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Sport Reminders:

  • 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

Upcoming Dates

As calendar dates can be subject to change, please always confirm events by checking our online calendar -

Week 1

Friday 13th October
  • Loud Sock Day for TSH

Week 2

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
Wednesday 18th October
  • St Luke's Feast Day- Mass 9:00am
Thursday 19th October
  • BYOD Information Evening in Dance Hall 5:30-6:30pm
Friday 20th October
  • Interschool Athletics Carnival at Ridgewood Reserve
  • P&F Family Camp at Willowbrook

Week 3

Wednesday 25th October

  • SHC Year 7 2024 Orientation Day
Thursday 26th October
  • Reconciliation Parent/ Child Workshops. 3W 5:00-6:00pm, 3B 6:15-7:15pm
Friday 27th October
  • Year 5 Day Camp at Ern Halliday
  • Merit Award Assembly 8:45am

Week 4

Monday 30th October

  • Year 6 'Hello High School' Incursion
  • Year 6 'Hello High School' Parent Night 6:30-7:30pm
Wednesday 1st November
  • Year 3 Reconciliation Retreat
Thursday 2nd November
  • All Souls' Day Liturgy 10:00am
Friday 3rd November
  • Pre Primary Zoo Excursion
  • Servite College Year 7 2024 Orientation Day
  • Merit Award Assembly 8:45am

School Social Media

Families are encouraged to follow St Luke's on social media to keep up to date with the many learning experiences offered to the children and all of the fun happening around our fabulous school:

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

It is fantastic to see our old school uniforms being given a second life through Buckets for Jesus. Many families donated pre-loved uniforms, along with a number of storybooks, which were sent to needy students in the Philippines. Thank you to our wonderful St Luke's community for supporting this cause.

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.

P&F Meeting

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

Passcode: 017369


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

I hope to see you there.


Playgroup Coordinator

Student Spotlight

Basketball Champions!

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!

If you have any good news stories about our students that you would like to share with the community, please send any photos and a short blurb to

Young Engineers

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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:

  1. Beginners Engineering and robotics:
  2. Advanced Engineering and robotics:
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Extra Curricula Clubs

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Kindy & Pre Kindy 2024 Orientation

If your child commences Pre Kindy in 2024, you will receive information regarding the upcoming information evening in the coming week. Information has already been sent to families of students starting Kindy in 2024.

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

Student Leave During School Term

If your child will have an extended absence during the school term, please ensure you fill in the form, found here on the school website, at least two weeks before your scheduled departure date.
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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 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

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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!

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!

God Bless,
Trinity & Stefan
24:7 Woodvale Youth Ministers

After School Care

Music Tuition

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Community News

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 before December 14.

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