St Luke's Catholic Primary


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Message From The Principal

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Mother's Day

The Jewish proverb above was written on a bookmark given to me by my son on Mother’s Day many years ago. These words really resonate with me still and the bookmark has a special place in both my wallet and memory. On Sunday I will spend time with my Mum, sisters and our families. These celebrations are very special, and I hope all our mums and mother figures have a wonderful day on Sunday.

We look forward to welcoming all the Mums and Nans to our Mother’s Day Breakfast tomorrow morning. There will be food and hot drinks available thanks to our P & F Fathering group. It is fitting that Mother’s Day in Australia is celebrated in the month of May, when in the church we honour Mary, the mother of Jesus and mother to us all.

Raising Resilient Children

Raising Resilient Children

On Tuesday evening we hosted a Raising Resilient Children workshop which was presented by Helping Minds. It was pleasing to have over 30 parents in attendance. Some of the takeaways from this were the importance of:

  • recognising emotions and how to articulate what you think and feel about yourself
  • allowing children to stay in an emotive state for a time rather than immediately intervene and rescue them
  • routine (particularly bedtime)
  • exercise
  • healthy diet
  • breathing exercises to deescalate a situation and calm the mind and body
  • mindfulness - calming the mind, meditation
  • anxiety separation

Many of the topics mentioned affirm what we are doing as a school in the wellbeing space. We know that our children need skills to face life’s challenges and hope in something greater than themselves, for Catholics this is God.

You may find the following YouTube links for 5 Finger and Square breathing of value:

The following mindfulness resources were also recommended:

  1. Smiling Mind – How you can make your home a mindful one
  2. Reach Out’s Breathe2Relax
  3. Bedtime Explorer’s Podcast

Cross Country Carnival

Next Friday 19th May is our cross-country carnival. Unfortunately if children are absent and hence unable to participate they cannot take part in the interschool carnival. Thank you to those parents who have offered to help on the day.


Our Year 6 students making their confirmation will participate in a parent/student workshop this evening facilitated by Mario Borg from 24/7 Youth Ministry. Please continue to keep these students and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

Change to our Kiss & Drive

For our Capital Development Plan to progress further, a traffic engineer is required to assess the impact on traffic flow of closing the teacher car park. The recommendation is that we modify our current Kiss & Drive arrangements to identify the impact of traffic flow and congestion.

From Monday 15th May the following will be in place for a two-week trial:

Church Kiss & Drive

  • Same way traffic morning and afternoon.
  • Entry only from Parkside Ramble morning and afternoon.
  • Cars exit left onto Duffy Tce only.
  • If wanting to turn right, turn left and use the roundabout.

Upper Car Park Kiss & Drive

  • Enter from Duffy Terrace as per usual.
  • Left lane is for drive through bypass only.
  • Right lane is for pick up and drop off of students.

This will allow cars to enter into the left lane when they have dropped children and continue to the exit on Duffy Terrace.

  • Cars can turn either left or right on Duffy Tce from the Upper Car Park.

Please see map below for clarification.

There will be extra staff on duty to assist with these new arrangements. At the end of the two-week trial the traffic engineer will again assess the Kiss n Drop impact on traffic flow.

Please ensure you pass this information onto anyone that drops off or picks up your children. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

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I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at the Mother’s Day Breakfast and assembly.

Kerry Hewitson


Message from the Assistant Principals

Project Compassion

Thank you to all the families who supported the Project Compassion Lenten Appeal. We raised a total of $1243, which will assist those that are experiencing hardship and poverty in the world.


The Year 6 students and children from the Parish Prep Program will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday the 27th or Sunday the 28th of May. In preparation, the children will be attending a Retreat Day on Friday the 26th of May in the school hall. Please keep the children in your prayers as they receive the Holy Spirit and become witness to Christ in the world.


The official LifeLink Launch will be on Wednesday the 7th of June. At St Luke’s, we will promote LifeLink, and assist people in real need within the community, by holding a free dress day and creating a gold coin money trail. The Student Council will advertise this soon.

Lost Property

Please remember to label everything including uniform items, lunch boxes, water bottles... even shoes! You would be surprised what turns up in the office. If it has a name we return it immediately.

Action for Happiness: Happier Kinder Together

Getting absorbed in a new activity is a great way to boost your wellbeing. And 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.

Sarah Williams & Kristy Graffin

Assistant Principals

Sport News

Important Dates

Kindy Cross Country – Wednesday 17th of May

PP – Year Six Faction Cross Country – Friday 19th of May

Cross Country Presentation Mini Assembly – Tuesday 23rd May 8:45am

Year 6 Winter Carnival – Thursday 1st June

Every Wednesday morning at 8:10am (weather pending) – HIIT Club

Every Thursday morning at 7:45am (weather pending) – Running Club

Performing Arts Festival 2023

Year 3 & 5 Dance

This year, the Year 3 & 5 dance students will be performing an item at the Catholic Performing Arts Festival. Thank you to those parents who have volunteered their time to help organise and make the costumes for this year. In our discussions, a fantastic idea was brought up to get a second use out of the old uniforms. Our plan is to make a skirt using the girls blue pinafore dresses. If you have one lying around and would like to donate it, please bring it either directly to the dance hall or to the front office. A massive thank you to those people who have already donated theirs. I really appreciate your support.

If would like to watch these dance students perform, tickets will be on sale from July 19, 2023.

We are looking forward to a wonderful festival this year.

Olivia Robertson

Performing Arts Co-ordinator

Upcoming Dates

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

Week 3

Friday 12th May

  • Mother's Day Breakfast 7:30am
  • Pre Primary Mother's Day Assembly 8:45am

Week 4

Tuesday 16th May

  • School Advisory Council Meeting 6:00pm
  • P&F Meeting in Library 7:30pm

Wednesday 17th May

  • Kindy Cross Country 1:00pm
Thursday 18th May
  • Year 4 Mass 9:00am
Friday 19th May
  • PP-Year 6 Cross Country Carnival

Week 5

Tuesday 23rd May

  • Cross Country Presentations Mini Assembly 8:45am
Wednesday 24th May
  • O'Connor Feast Day
Thursday 25th May
  • Simultaneous Story Time
Friday 26th May
  • Year 6 Confirmation Retreat
  • Year 4 National Sorry Day Assembly
Saturday 27th May
  • Confirmation Mass 6:00pm
Sunday 28th May
  • Confirmation Mass 9:30am

Week 6

Monday 29th May

  • School Nurse Visit- Kindy Screenings
Thursday 1st June
  • Year 6 Winter Carnival
  • Year 3 Mass 9:30am
Friday 2nd June
  • Merit Award Assembly 8:45am

Week 7

Monday 5th June

  • WA Day Public Holiday
Wednesday 7th June
  • Lifelink Day - FREE DRESS / GOLD COIN
Thursday 8th June
  • Year 6 Excursion to Parliament House
Friday 9th June
  • 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.

Message from the P&F

Locavora Canteen

We were off to a great start with 191 orders on the first day of our new canteen service! Just a few reminders:

** Canteen is only on Thursdays, and only for LUNCH. You will still need to supply crunch and sip and recess as per normal.

** The system has a glitch that reverts you to being in Preprimary Blue - if you can just double check your child's class and ensure you haven't been affected by this.

Orders are via the Locavora website at All instructions to set up your account, load funds and order are on their website. Please reach out to the P&F if you require any further assistance, at

Orders must be in by 8.30am on the day (Thursdays for Term 2). Late orders and cancellations can be made up to 10am on the day, via the Locavora direct number 9481 4500

We are ironing out the delivery process and from Thursday 18th onwards we will be organising a roster for volunteers. Details to follow. Volunteers should only be needed for a short time starting just before 12.45pm. Hopefully, this new delivery system will be a lot less work and we will be able to source sufficient volunteers to allow the canteen service to continue unlike previous efforts that proved unsustainable due to volunteer fatigue.

Looking forward to some full tummies, very happy kids, and hopefully many happy parents!

Mother's Day

Don't forget our Mother's Day morning is on tomorrow 12th May, from 7:30am.

At 8:20am you will be invited in to your child's classroom, followed by the pre-primary assembly at 8:40am that you are welcome to attend.

Children are also permitted to bring some gold coins in a Ziploc bag (up to $5) to spend at the Mother's Day stall which has been organised by our Year 5s.

Don't forget to bring along a bag for the children to pop the presents into.

Wishing all our St Luke's mums and mother figures, a very Happy Mother's Day on Sunday.

P&F Meeting

Our next P&F meeting will be held next Tuesday 16th May.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend via zoom or in the school library.

Date: Tuesday 16/05/2023

Time: 7:30pm

We would love to see you there.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 811 2884 2310

Passcode: 411580


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

Congratulations to Clayton (Year 3) for receiving an Achievement Award at his Taekwondo blue belt grading recently.

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

ICAS Assessments

We are delighted to inform you that St Luke’s will be participating in the world-renowned ICAS competition this year.

ICAS is an online academic competition that is designed to assess students’ higher order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science, Writing, Spelling Bee and Digital Technologies.

Each assessment celebrates students’ accomplishments by providing opportunities for recognition and development. Every student who participates will receive a printed certificate and an online results report. Top performers will be eligible for medals.

We encourage you to consider entering your child into ICAS this year.

If you wish for your child to participate in ICAS this year, please:

  1. Read about ICAS subjects and prices here

  2. Read the terms and conditions here

  1. Go to Parent Portal to purchase tests here

  2. Enter our school’s access code – UMW065

  3. Enter your child’s details, select the tests you would like to purchase, then

    proceed to payment.

We are proud to offer ICAS and look forward to some fantastic results later in the year. Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you have any questions.

Kind regards,
Bruce Plint

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Extra Curricula Clubs

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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.

Farewell Morning Tea for Fr. Stephen and Fr. Ruben

As you may be aware, Fr. Stephen and Fr. Ruben are leaving the St Luke's Parish on 18th May. There will be a morning tea after the 9:30am Mass on Sunday 14th May to farewell them. Please join us as we thank and farewell Fr. Stephen and Fr. Ruben for their spiritual guidance, support and all they have done for the Parish. We wish them all the very best in Northam.

Confirmation Photography

Candid Lens Photography will be offering professional photography services at this year's Confirmation masses. More information about their services can be found here.

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Family Masses

The next St Luke's Parish Family Mass will be held on Sunday 25th June at 9:30am. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to actively participate in the celebration of Mass. Families are invited to bring a plate of food to share for morning tea afterwards.

After School Care

Music Tuition

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School Social Worker

Allergy Support Hub

The Allergy Support Hub is for those living with or caring for someone with allergies. The hub offers support, education, play groups, holiday programs and counselling services. For more information see the flyer below.
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Family Wellbeing

Families can face challenging times for many different reasons. Support and information is available through The Family Relationship Centre. Please read the brochure below for more information.

Ann Peart

School Social Worker

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Wanslea Early Childhood Approach

Wanslea are offering information sessions to parents and carers of children under 6 years of age who may have a developmental concern, delay or disability. These sessions are for families that may have concerns about their child's development and would like to know more about early intervention and what services Wanslea can offer. To register for a free online session scan the QR code and select a time and date that suits you best.
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Community News

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