St Luke's Catholic Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 4 | WEEK 4 | 4 November 2021

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

5 November

  • Merit Award Assembly @ 8.45am

10 November

  • Celebration of Reconciliation @ 6.00pm

11 November

  • Remembrance Day Assembly @ 11am


  • Pupil Free Day - 19 November
  • Christmas Concert - 3 December 6.45pm
  • Last Day of Term 4 for students - 10 December


Empowering Children with Friendship Skills

Supporting children at home through friendship ups and downs can be challenging. Knowing how to respond can be stressful.

You are invited to join Dana Kerford, founder of URSTRONG. You and your child will learn about her unique “language of friendship”, and she will share her favourite tips and tools and some easy to use friendship strategies that really click with kids. Dana’s sessions are always a great boost or pick me up for children.

Watch online or get access to relay at a later date - Thursday 11th November 6PM – 7.30PM AEST - 4pm Perth time. Dana will also give you a guided tour of her website so you know where to access hundreds of free resources. To register please click here.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Annual Community Meeting

The Annual Community Meeting will be on Tuesday, 16 November at 6.00pm in the Dance Hall.

I sincerely thank all of the members of the School Advisory Council for their commitment and contribution throughout the year as we worked together to plan and provide for excellent learning opportunities and facilities for our students. Ms Lucie McCrory, Council Chairperson will be stepping down, as her daughter is graduating at the end of this term. We will also be saying thank you and farewell to Mr Adrian Firth who will be stepping down after completing his full term. We wish to thank Lucie and Adrian for providing great insight into account management, helping me in making sure we stayed financial in such a challenging year. This means we welcome nominations to the Advisory Council for a three-year term commencing in 2022.

In the Mandate letter, the Bishops of Western Australia ascribe the special responsibilities to those who work in Catholic schools to “appreciate the Catholic Vision of the human person and to integrate faith, culture and life in all they do.” Taking on a position with the Advisory Council is a wonderful way for parents to get involved.

The Advisory Council must carry out the following functions:

• support planning for the present and future operation of St Luke’s school;

• provide membership, at the principal’s request, on selection panels for the employment of staff to the Catholic school in accordance with the relevant CECWA Policies and Executive Directives;

• provide membership on the panel that recommends the appointment of a Principal in accordance with the relevant CECWA Policy and Executive Directives;

• in consultation with the Principal, communicate about St Luke’s school and about Catholic education to persons and organisations in the School Community;

• endorse St Luke’s School’s annual budget before submission to CECWA for approval; and

• advise the Principal on school financial matters such as performance against

budget, sustainability, and capital and recurrent planning.

Advisory Council membership conditions are:

• a commitment and desire to promote Catholic education and give service to the Catholic School Community;

• a commitment to the safety, well-being and pastoral care of all students and staff;

• an ability to work cooperatively and constructively with the Principal, school leadership team and all other members of the Advisory Council;

• the possession of skills, competencies and experience that are reflective of, relevant and beneficial to the Catholic School Community; and

• a sufficiency of time to devote to Advisory Council duties.

The Annual Community Meeting is an opportunity for parents and guardians to gather to hear of the activities and achievements of the year through reports from the Board and the P&F. I also provide my own report to the community. At the meeting, nominations are also called for positions which become vacant for 2022, both for the School Board and the P&F. I encourage you to give serious consideration to offering your services to our school community during 2022.

Both of these groups carry out important tasks which enhance the educational facilities and learning environment for all students at our school and I encourage you to consider nominating to become actively involved in the school in either of these ways.

Please click on the link below to access the nomination form or obtain a copy from the office.

School Advisory Council Nomination Form

God Moments

  • Being a part of a beautiful All Souls' Mass this morning with staff, students and parents. Thank you to everyone involved.

Andrew Kelly



World Teachers' Day

Thank you to everyone in our St Luke's community who made all of our wonderful staff feel so important and valued on World Teachers' Day! It was the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the hard work that our amazing staff put in for our students each and every day. Thank you to the P&F who provided a delicious morning tea as well... the doughnuts were delicious!

BYOD Portal

For any parents wishing to purchase an iPad for 2022, please find the discounted pricing via this portal link:

Due to recent change in insurance legislation there is currently no option to purchase Apple Care for BYOD iPads. JB Hifi are working with Apple on a solution and hope to have something in place in time for delivery, where we hope you will be able to purchase Apple Care. Parents are advised to investigate home and contents insurance options as an interim measure.

If you would like to bring in your own iPad for the BYOD program, please ensure it is at least a Series 8 with at least 64GB of storage. These need to be dropped off (completely wiped) to the school in Week 8 of this term so that we can enrol them into our JAMF management system. We will aim to have them back to you by the end of that week.

Thank you for your help and assistance with this initiative.

Save The Date! 3rd December 6.45pm

We are excited to announce this year's Christmas Concert will be a wonderful affair! We will have performances from all classes from Pre-Primary to Year 6. Please be mindful that all children from PP-6 are expected to attend this event. In some cases, an absent student can affect the dance choreography and let the class down. Thank you for your understanding.

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:

Have a lovely week!

Maura Killalea & Sarah Williams


School Logo

Over the last year and a half the Parent Advisory Council has been working with the school leadership, consultants and industry specialists to review St Luke’s historic marketing and branding elements. We conducted parent, teacher and student surveys and spoke to parish members to glean insight into the area. A marketing sub-committee of parents, P&F and school leadership synthesized the information and then engaged ImageSeven to construct a number of logos that would fit our community’s brief. ImageSeven are a national organisation who specialise in branding and have worked alongside many schools and tertiary institutions. Our intent was to honour our rich history, whilst also setting up St Luke’s for a new chapter of continued future success.

We have shortlisted the logo choices and are now at the stage of finalisation. We ask that you look over the three logos via the link below and select the one that you think is best suited for the future of St Luke's. Student voice will also be included in the discernment process.

The logo will be released to the community at the conclusion of the process.

We thank you in advance for your support.

Link: School Logo Survey

Kind regards

Dr Lucie McCrory

School Advisory Council - Chair

CEWA STEM Challenge Day

Some of our Gifted and Talented (Shine) students competed in a CEWA Gifted and Talented STEM Challenge Day at Scitech. The students worked in two groups where they used the Design Engineering Process. Students needed to identify the problem, research possible options, identify various options and solutions, design, make a prototype, test and refine and seek feedback.

All students had a sensational time engaging in different exhibits, seeing how Scitech designers make their prototypes and compete in the STEM Challenge.

Justin Kirry


Discovery Kids - 2022

Please click here to read an important letter to parents from our new OSHC providers for 2022.

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Screen Habits for Good Eye Health

Children and teens are spending an increasing amount of time on digital devices for both learning and leisure. Lockdowns, remote learning, and online learning have resulted in a surge of young people complaining about sore eyes, blurred vision, headaches, red eyes or general eye fatigue.

To read more Click Here.

Ann Peart


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St Vinnies Christmas Appeal - 2021

Christmas for many of us is a time of happiness and celebration as we gather with our family and friends sharing meals, laughing and chatting as we open presents. However, for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage Christmas can be a challenging time. We can help!

The Year 6 classes of St Luke’s will be working with the St. Luke’s Parish to coordinate collecting goods to create Christmas Hampers.

These hampers will be delivered to families in need over Christmas.

Each Year group will receive a basket to collect goods for the hampers.

We appreciate and thank you for your support and generous donations.

Here is a list of goods your class will be collecting:


Tinned Baked Beans, Tinned Spaghetti, Christmas Napkins, Bon Bons


Christmas Cake, Christmas Pudding, Fruit Mince Pies


Chocolates, Lollies, Potato Chips, Corn Chips


Long Life Milk, Long Life Custard, Tinned Fruit, Savoury Biscuits, Sweet Biscuits


Tomato Sauce, Pasta – Penne, Shells, Spirals, Dry Spaghetti, Pasta Sauce


Weetbix, Long Grain Rice, Simmer Sauce for Rice, Tinned Fish,


Jam or Peanut Butter or Vegemite, Tinned Vegetables, Four Bean Mix


Fruit Juice, Tea Bags, Coffee, 2 Minute Noodles (5 pack)

All donations are due by: Wednesday 1st December (Week 8)

Woolworths Specials:

Cadbury Chocolate Coated Fruit & Nut Varieties 280-340g - $5.00 (Half Price)

CC's Corn Chips - 175g - $1.75 (Half Price)

Nescafe Blend 43 -140-150g - $4.70 (Half Price)

Golden Circle 2L Fruit Juices - $2.50

Heinz "The One For All" - Baked Beans or Spaghetti - $2.50

Coles Specials:

Cadbury Favourites Boxed Chocolates - 334-373g - $5.00 (Half Price)

Leggos Pasta or Chicken Tonight Simmer Sauce - $2.00


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

Thank you


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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.

Netball 2022

St Luke’s AGM (Netball) will be held very soon (date to be advised). this is where we will vote for New President and Vice President.

Please contact Katie ( 0408 663 618) for more information regarding what the roles involve.

We will be looking for other roles as:

  • Secretary
  • Social/event coordinator
  • Equipment Manager
  • Trophy/award/photo coordinator
  • Coach/mentor/ coordinator

If you are interested in any of these roles please contact Katie ASAP so your name can be noted down for the vote.


St Luke’s Netball President

School and Family Spotlight


Over the weekend Indiana and Hendrix Chircop competed in their first Martial Arts Tournament with Hendrix winning gold for green belt sparring and silver in high kicks.

Indiana placed second for sparring and second for balance kicking.

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Student Achievement

Congratulations to Thomas Harris (L) and Orley Green (R) from Year 5, who represented their teams for Woodvale Soccer Club. Both Thomas and Orley won the Coach’s Best Player Award for their respected teams. Well done Thomas and Orley.

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What an incredibly blessed mass our school community celebrated this morning praying for and remembering all those dear family members and friends who have passed away. Thank you to the staff of St Luke’s for creating a very special opportunity for our families to honour these loved ones. There is great comfort in coming together to pray for these beautiful people who have left their mark on our lives.

Last Friday a super successful playgroup was held in the Kindy, Green classroom with 12 families coming together to play and connect. Melinda France, is coordinating this important outreach in our school community and parents are most welcome to assist!

Please contact her if you have any queries or require more information – 0409940085.

Please join the Facebook group for up-to-date details (Playgroup at St Luke’s CPS Woodvale) and don’t forget to scan the WA Safe App and sign-in to the ‘playgroup book’ in the classroom.

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Fundraiser - Fruit Mince Pies

Finally, for no other reason than that they are super delicious, the P&F would like to offer parents and carers the option of ordering some lemon or fruit mince pies from the amazing Baker’s Delight in Woodvale.

Orders can soon be placed on Flexischools and need to be in by the 24th November. The pies will be delivered on the 1st December to Kindy and to the rest of the school on the 2nd December.

For more information or to help out on delivery day please contact Melinda via email:

This fundraiser is entirely optional for families, and we really do appreciate everyone’s ongoing support throughout 2021.

Thank you

Kathryn Peake

P&F President


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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

The Fantabulous Fair - 24:7 Whitfords (Our Lady of the Missions parish) & 24:7 Woodvale's (St Luke's parish) combined event saw an amazing turnout of young people at this month's youth group.

2nd and 4th Friday Nights.

7pm-9pm in the Parish Hall.

Grades 6 to 12.

For more information call Luke on 0401822932

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