St Luke's Catholic Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 4 | WEEK 2 | 21 OCTOBER 2021

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IMPORTANT DATES

As calendar dates can be subject to change, please always confirm events by checking our website - https://www.stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au/community-calendar


21 October

  • Shine Excursion
  • Whole School Mass @ 9.30am


22 October

  • Merit Award Assembly
  • Interschool Sport Carnival
  • Loud Sock Day
  • School Disco


26 October

  • Reconciliation Parent/Child Workshop at 5pm


28 October

  • Yr 6 Parish Mass @ 9am


IMPORTANT DATES

  • Pupil Free Day - 19 November
  • Last Day of Term 4 for students - 10 December

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

St Luke's Feast Day

Our St Luke’s Feast Day was a fabulous celebration today. The atmosphere was wonderful and everyone enjoyed the day. I wish to acknowledge and thank Mrs Pollard, Mr Miller, Mrs Humphries, Mrs McIntyre and the Year Six students for coordinating the market stalls, awesome job, well done.

St Luke's Got Talent!

What an afternoon of non-stop entertainment! Congratulations to all Talent Show Performers. The audience were blown away by the level of talent that hit the stage, a lot of hidden talents, variety and originality shone through in each act, which was a delight to see!



Thank you Mrs Cobern and Mr Kirry for organising it; thank you Josie and Mia for being awesome comperes; thank you Mrs L Simmonds for creating an eye-catching backdrop and thank you Mrs Cragg for organising the music. Thank you also to all staff and the many parents who helped out throughout the day. Bravo!

Athletics Carnival

Congratulations to all the students who participated in St Luke’s Athletics Carnival last Friday. To all the children who participated, well done, we were so proud of you for the way you gave your very best and showed tremendous sportsmanship. As an onlooker, I was very proud of you all. A special thank you to Mr Noseda for training the children not only in Physical Education lessons but in his lunch breaks and after school too. Awesome effort by everyone involved!



Interschool Athletics Carnival Friday

We send our best wishes to all the children participating in the Interschool Carnival this Friday. Have fun, work as a team and do your best. We are so proud of you all! Go St Luke’s!!!

Telethon

Congratulations to our students who performed at the Telethon Family Event at Optus Stadium last Sunday afternoon; you were all awesome. Thank you Mrs Muir for coordinating the dance and thank you to Mrs Cobern, Mrs McIntyre and Mrs Von Bergheim for helping supervise the students on the day.
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God Moments

  • Working alongside a great team of Advisory Council and P&F members.
  • Watching everyone encourage each other during the Athletics Carnival.
  • Watching those students that were always going to come near the tail of the field compete in the Athletics Carnival. They didn’t stay home and fake sickness they just carried on through an awkward situation and became a good deal mentally tougher because of the experience. (Well done to parents too)!



Andrew Kelly

PRINCIPAL

Discovery Kids - 2022

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

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

All Souls' Day & Memorial Garden

All Souls' Day is a holy day within the Church, set aside for honouring those who have passed away into eternal life. The day is primarily celebrated in the Catholic Church, but it is also celebrated in the Eastern Orthodox Church and a few other denominations of Christianity. This year at St Luke’s, we will be celebrating as a whole school an All Souls' Day Mass to be held on Thursday, 4th November at 9.30am in the Church. We would like to commemorate those who have passed and offer them up in the mass. Therefore, if you have a loved one who has passed, you are invited to send through a photo and name, and they will be included in the mass for the day. Please send through your photo and name of the person, you wish to be included, to: maura.killalea@cewa.edu.au before Friday the 29th October.

We would also like to introduce our memorial garden which is placed in the school’s prayer garden near the Performing Arts Centre. Families are welcome to donate money that will go towards the maintenance and up keep of the garden and in turn will receive a butterfly. You will have the option to offer a name on the butterfly of someone who has passed away. This name will be added to the butterfly and placed on the wall. Members of the community who have passed may include anyone of any age. As this may be a sensitive topic to some families, is not compulsory, nor necessary. You may only wish to have your loved one remembered in the mass only, and that will be respected. If you wish to nominate a name on a butterfly on the St Luke’s prayer garden wall, please email me direct on the above email address.

BYOD Portal

For any parents wishing to purchase an iPad for 2022, please find the discounted pricing via this portal link: https://www.jbeducation.com.au/byod/?code=stlukeswa2022


With this partnership, we are able to offer all students (in any year group) the opportunity to purchase education specific devices for use throughout their studies at a discounted price. The nominated product offered has education discounted Apple iPad pricing along with financing options, extended warranty and accidental damage insurance options. This is to be the most suitable device to be used within the school.


All orders will be delivered to a JB Hi-Fi store nominated by you for collection. We would advising ordering sooner rather than later if you are wanting them under the tree at Christmas. We will be in touch when we have more information about the Apple Care (insurance) options.


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.

Uniform Shop

If you are wishing to purchase uniforms, please shop in store, or online at: www.tudorschooluniforms.com.au


Please see the link below to assist you in ordering uniforms online, as well as, a location map should you wish to visit the store.

World Teacher's Day

Australia will celebrate and thank the teaching profession on World Teachers’ Day on Friday 29 October 2021.

Welcome Mrs Hayes!

"Hi I'm Kellie, I am really excited to be spending Term 4 in Kindy Blue and Pre Kindy White. I look forward to getting to know more about St Luke's and meeting as many students and families as I can.

A bit about me, I am a mum to three amazing kids! Holly (12 years old) and Quinten and Lachlan (10 years old). We are an avid football, basketball and netball family. A few of my favourite things are spending time with my family and friends, chocolate, shopping and Christmas 🎄"


If you see Mrs Hayes around make sure you say hello and find out who her favourite football team is! Welcome to our St Luke's community, Kellie!

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: sarah.williams@cewa.edu.au


Have a lovely week!


Maura Killalea & Sarah Williams

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

Loud Sock Day

On Friday 22nd October we will be celebrating LOUD SOCK DAY to raise awareness for children with hearing loss and encourage you to #WearItLoud with your wackiest socks!

We look forward to seeing our community wearing it loud next Friday!


Kiah Hall

TEACHER OF THE DEAF

School of Thought

Last week, some Year 5 and 6 Shine students hosted John Logan’s School of Thought Radio program. They researched and interviewed their peers while Stoksey pushed all the right buttons to make the magic work! The students had a wonderful time, and we would like to thanks Cr John Logan (City of Joondalup) and the 897FM radio station at ECU Joondalup. If you would like to listen to our program, please click on the link. https://johnlogan.org/school-of-thought/


Justin Kirry

SHINE TEACHER

Sport Update

Thank you to all the people who supported the school Athletics Carnival last Friday. Staff worked long and hard- and being supported by the community is very helpful. A big congratulations to all the sport captains who also did an amazing job on the day! Well done!


The students were amazing and many will be attending the Interschool Carnival at Ridgewood Reserve. Those students selected have been notified and the program is attached to this newsletter.


Rob Noseda

SPORT TEACHER

Congratulations, Chloe Hadfield

Over the weekend Chloe Hadfield (6W) was chosen for the States Basketball team for Warwick Senators. The State Championships will take place in November. Wishing Chloe and the team all the best!
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Managing Uncertainty

Uncertainty is part of life and yet our brain, which creates our thoughts and feelings, loves certainty and predictability.


The pandemic has created more uncertainty in families, schools and communities than most people can recall in their lifetimes. With no clear end point, more stress and anxiety may well be triggered. In small doses anxiety heightens your sense of focus, giving you an increased level of energy, and increases your chances of managing a potential challenge that has appeared. In large doses, this anxiety is problematic, as it can cause feelings of being overwhelmed and even panicked.


To read more about helping your family manage uncertainty, please click the attachment below.


Ann Peart

SOCIAL WORKER

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St Luke's Feast Day Highlights!

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Administration

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 admin@stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au


Thank you

Administration

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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.

P&F NEWS

Athletics Carnival

What an incredibly successful Athletics Carnival we all experienced last Friday!

The cake stall treats were delicious, and the sausages were a hit!

Thank you to the Pre-Primary volunteers for organizing the cake stall and thanks also to the volunteers from the Fathering Group who cooked up the snags. Everyone really enjoyed the fun community atmosphere and the St Luke’s students did not let the heat hold them back as they competed in their events.

Disco

This Friday evening bring your dancing shoes and come down;


  • 4.30pm-6pm for the Kindy-Year 2 session
  • 6:30pm-8pm for the Year 3 - 6 session.

If your child has not got a ticket, there will be some sold at the door. $10 for entry, treats, sausage sizzle and drink. Be sure to come and see who the fancy DJ is!


Please note: parents will need to come and personally collect their children as no students will be allowed to leave the undercover area to meet you in the car park/drive through bays.

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2022 P&F roles

Thank you to all those who have shown interest in the St Luke P & F roles for 2022.

We are still seeking interest for the Vice President and Treasurer roles. Please email parentsslukes@outlook.com for more information


Kathryn Peake

P&F President

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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24:7 Woodvale Youth Group

2nd and 4th Friday Nights.

7pm-9pm in the Parish Hall.

Grades 6 to 12.

For more information call Luke on 0401822932

Community News

An inaugural program is about to launch North the river and we are excited to invite you to be apart of this exclusive event!

Daughters and Dads is a 9 week program combining cricket skills and well-being education, focusing on empowering girls and their dads in breaking down the gender stereotypes and bias of girls in sport. The program is suitable for primary school girls aged 7 to 12 years with no or limited cricketing experience and their Dads (or father figure).

The details of the program include:

Day: Wednesday commencing 27th October 2021 (Week 3 of Term 4)

Location: Warwick Hall, 12 Dorchester Ave, Warwick WA 6024

Time: 4pm to 5:30pm

Cost: $130


Please click here for further information.

VacSwim Enrolments

Primary school

Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays. VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations. They are a great school holiday activity and they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.

Enrol at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim

Secondary school

If your child is over 13 years old, you can enrol them in VacSwim so they can get their Bronze Medallion during the summer school holidays. They’ll learn advanced survival, rescue and resuscitation skills to help keep them and others safe in the water.

Enrol now at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim

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