St Luke's Catholic Primary School

NEWSLETTER | 12 MAY 2022

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Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are thou amongst women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.

Holy Mary Mother of God,

pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death

Amen.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

School Communication Survey

Many thanks to the 135 families who completed our school communication survey. Over 90% of parents felt that both seesaw and email were an effective way to feel connected with their child's teacher. 90% felt information provided about Covid cases has been timely and informative, 76% follow the school on Facebook, 55% of respondents wanted a monthly newsletter; 43% were happy with eNews.


Based on this feedback we will :

  • Continue to use Seesaw and Email for communication between teachers and parents.
  • Encourage families to check the calendar on the school website for updated communication.
  • Continue with eNews on the 4th Thursday of each month and introduce a monthly newsletter on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Farewell Mr Noseda

Mr Rob Noseda is currently on long service leave for the first five weeks of this term, after which he intends to retire. Rob has been a huge part of the St Luke’s School community since 1990 and will certainly be missed. We thank God for the gift that he has been to our community and wish him well in the future.

Mother’s Day Event

It was lovely to welcome all the Mums and mother figures to school last Friday to enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat with their children. The opportunity to visit classrooms was welcomed by the parents. Many thanks to the P& F and fathers who assisted with set up and pack up on the day. Thank you also to the Year 5 parents who ran the Mother's Day gift stall. It was a wonderful opportunity for the students to choose a gift for the special females in their lives. We hope you all had a lovely day on Sunday.

Drive Through

To make our pickup in the afternoons more streamline we ask that those using the Church drive through uses both lanes. The family surname on the dash helps with getting children in the cars efficiently. If you have misplaced or lost your name, please advise the office and we will make you a new one. We also request that parents stay in the car and we will bring the children to you.


In the top car park cars turning right need to be in the right-hand lane and those turning left the left hand lane.

COVID

Our absentees this week have hovered around 110 students. Thank you to all our families who have been uploading their child’s RAT or PCR results to the school COVID link. This has enabled us to track positive cases here at St Luke’s. Please be aware that this link is in addition to reporting to the Healthy WA website. Your first responsibility is to notify a COVID positive result via the Healthy WA website https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/ratregister followed by alerting us via

https://cewa-collections.powerappsportals.com/COVID-19-Self-Reporting-Form/

This link can also be found on our website (www.stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au). Thank you for your continued support with this requirement.


RATs will be available for collection next week for each family. Details will come out via sms

Kerry Hewitson

Principal

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

Month of Mary

In the month of May, we learn about and remember Mary, the mother of God in a special way.


Why is May the month of Mary?

Traditionally, Catholics devote the whole month of May to celebrating and honouring Mary, the mother of Jesus. Mary is even sometimes known as the ‘Queen of May’. There is even a ‘May Crowning’, where an image or statue of Mary is crowned, sometimes with flowers.

Our school children will be involved in praying the Rosary during the Month of May.

Here are some resources to assist families at home when talking about Mary, the mother of Jesus and praying the Rosary.


Mary video for Children


Free Mother, Mary of God Activities and Prayers

Uniform Update

Thank you to all the students, parents and families who completed the uniform survey. We are now at the design phase and are taking on of your feedback, which has all been very positive! We presented the ideas to the students, S.A.C and P&F this week. We have placed these samples in the undercover area (before school) for any parent who couldn't make the P&F meeting. Next week, the Kindy families will be given an opportunity to have a look at them before school also. Our next step will be for Tudor Uniforms to put the ideas together to come up with our new modernised uniform design concept. We will keep the community updated as we move through this process over the remainder of this year.

Blessing of our Prayer Garden

This morning we were blessed with Fr Stephen who was able to bless our new prayer garden and memorial garden.


We are ever so grateful for the families who attended. The butterflies were added yesterday, and each butterfly represents someone who has been granted the gift of eternal life. The space is open to all students and staff, as well as the parish community. Please visit our prayer garden when visiting the school.


Thanks go to:


  • Fr Stephen for coordinating the blessing.
  • Linzi Carter for the beautiful and creative artwork in the prayer garden space. We are truly blessed to have the input of an incredibly talented young lady.
  • John Moth and Project 360 for the creations of the butterflies.
  • Neville Hogan for the hard labour in the planting of the plants and trees and installation of the benches. Your commitment and ongoing dedication to the space is recognised and gratefully acknowledged.
  • The P&F team for providing the funds for the turf and the benches to be installed in the prayer garden space
  • Oggi Stonecraft for the beautiful addition of the angel and Mother Mary statue to the garden.
Thank you.
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Linzi Carter - Mural Artist

We have been so fortunate to commission Linzi Carter to paint the gorgeous St Luke's Values Mural on the path of our new prayer garden. She has done an outstanding job! You're welcome to visit this space and view the mural anytime. If you would like to see the process, you can follow her here on instagram and click on the 'St Luke's' icon. https://www.instagram.com/linzicarterartist/


Linzi has been invited to meet the students and talk about her vocation at an upcoming assembly. Thank you, Linzi, for sharing your gift with the community of St Luke's Catholic Primary. More of her work can be seen on her website here: https://www.linzicarter.com/

NAPLAN

Well done to the Year 3 and 5 students who commenced NAPLAN this week. All these tests are online except for the Year 3 Writing.


NAPLAN assesses fundamental skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time through the school curriculum, rather than specific content. It is not a pass-or-fail type test, for which students can study or drill, but rather shows how students are progressing in numeracy and literacy skills against national standards for all Australian children. It also provides information that allows schools and governments to better target efforts to help all students achieve their potential and acquire the basic skills to help them build successful lives.


More information is available at www.nap.edu.au


Please note that students who are absent will have the opportunity to catch up next week.

Year 4-6 School Managed iPads

When students are absent from school, their school apps will still 'appear' and be available for them to participate with their One Note remotely. For logistical reasons we are unable to turn off this policy for individual students when they are at home. If your child is unwell, please let them rest and recover. If they are well enough to work from home during their isolation, their One Note will be available. All home apps return to the iPad at 3pm as per normal. Thank you for your understanding.

Social Media

Did you know we are on the socials? You can find St Luke's Catholic Primary on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Even our wellness dog Lulu has an instagram account to follow her adventures around the school. You can find us by clicking on these links:


Facebook: @stlukeswoodvale

Instagram: stlukeswoodvale

Twitter: @stlukeswoodvale

Lulu's Instagram: Luluthestlukesdog

It's A Boy!

Congratulations to the Alen-Hall family on the arrival of Mateo Luis. Sophie (2W) is a very proud big sister! Such wonderful news!

Let's Give A Cheer for Madison and Savannah!

Madison (4B) and Savannah (1B) Ivanov were entered into the Virtual Cheerleading & Dance Competition called 'Baby I'm a Star' which was judged in the USA.


Madison came 2nd against individuals from around the world in her cheer solo, jumps and tumbles categories. Madison also won the world title with the highest scoring points 'Mini Miss Cheer' for 2022 in her category. Savannah came 2nd in her cheer solo against individuals from around the world.


Congratulations Super Stars!

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Have a wonderful rest of your week,


Sarah Williams & Maura Killalea

Assistant Principals

Upcoming Dates

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 4

  • NAPLAN continues (Years 3 & 5)
  • Kindy OT Screening continues


Wednesday 18 May

  • Year 4 Excursion
  • Kindy School Nurse Visit


Thursday 19 May

  • Year 3 Liturgy


Friday 20 May

  • Merit Award Assembly


Week 5

Wednesday 25 May

  • National Simultaneous Storytime
  • Year 5 & 6 Interschool Sport Afternoon


Thursday 26 May

  • Feast of the Ascension
  • National Sorry Day


Friday 27 May

  • Year 1 Assembly


Week 6

Wednesday 1 June

  • O’Connor Day


Thursday 2 June

  • Winter Sports Carnival (Years 5 & 6)


Friday 3 June

  • Merit Award Assembly


Week 7

Monday 6 June

  • WA Day Public Holiday


Tuesday 7 June

  • School Advisory Council 6pm
  • P & F Meeting 7.45pm


Wednesday 8 June

  • Confirmation Retreat Day


Thursday 9 June

  • Year 6 Parish Mass


Friday 10 June

  • Cross Country

Merit Awards

Congratulations to the following students who will receive a merit award at assembly tomorrow morning:

PPG

Ryan K

Annika K

Jacob S


PPB

Milana F

Jessica W

Keanu C

PPW

Julius D S

Evelyn R


1B

Thomas E

Thea Q

Imogen W


1W

Paisley D

Jaxon H


2B

Elizabeth W

Niklaus C


2W

Maddison C

Clayton N

Amelie B


3B

Ryan R

Eoghan H


3W

Logan C

Jensen D

Isla-Marie N


4B

Madison W

Mattea R

Alessandro G


4W

Alonso G N

Talia T


5B

Cohen E

Nathan W

Hayley J


5W

Daniella H

Harrison R

Caitlin E


6B

Isla T

Eve K

Xavier D S


6W

Faith Will

Orley Green

Aoife Dunn

Seasons For Growth Program

At St Luke’s we understand that from time to time children and families experience

significant change and loss in their lives. This can be brought about by major illness of

a family member, separation or divorce of parents, death of a loved one, moves from

interstate or overseas and so on. Children can benefit from learning how to manage

these major life changes.


Seasons for Growth program is a successful education program that helps children to

address feelings and issues associated with grief and loss and provides opportunities to

develop coping strategies to support them through this difficult time.


To find out more please click here.


Ann Peart

Social Worker

Sacramental Dates 2022

CONFIRMATION

RETREAT (School Students Only)

Wednesday 8th June

SACRAMENTAL MASSES

Saturday 11th June 6pm

Sunday 12th June 9.30am

Saturday 18th June 6pm

Sunday 19th June 9.30am

Sunday 25th June 6.00pm


FIRST EUCHARIST

PARENT-CHILD WORKSHOPS (ONLINE)

Wednesday 22nd June

RETREAT (School Students Only)

Wednesday 3rd August

SACRAMENTAL MASSES

Saturday 6th August 6pm

Saturday 13th August 6pm

Sunday 14th August 9.30am


FIRST RECONCILIATION

PARENT-CHILD WORKSHOPS (ONLINE)

Wednesday 14th Sept

RETREAT (School Students Only)

Wednesday 12th October

SACRAMENT

Wednesday 19th October 6pm

Instrumental Lessons for 2022

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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.

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