St Luke's Catholic Primary School

Newsletter - Term 2, Issue 10 , 24 June 2021


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

25 June

  • Interschool Cross Country (Mawson Park)
  • Merit Award Assembly

25 - 27 June

  • Father Son Camp

28 June

  • Wellness Week - wear your PJs!

29 June

  • Wellness Week - wear your sport uniform with some fluoro!

30 June

  • Wellness Week - wear your sport uniform with some whacky socks and wild hair!
  • Reports available on SEQTA Engage @ 3pm

2 July

  • Wellness Week - Free Dress for a gold coin donation (Lifelink)
  • Last day of Term 2


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I am comforted on a daily basis by Psalm 23. Days go by, where the emotional toll on our daily busy lives, seems too much. But praying for discernment and wisdom for the day to day decisions, eases a lot of the pressure, knowing that I have the guidance of a loving Father and the Holy Spirit.

Alternatively, I have been challenged and comforted by Psalm 46, but specifically a short command-like phrase that essentially calls me to in-action.

Verse 10 says, “Be still and know that I am God.”

Upon further reflection, I can’t help but wrestle with how unproductive this feels. In a culture that celebrates “doing” and my own temperament that prefers action, it seems almost counter-culture and counterintuitive to simply be still.

It seems to invite me to join God in the peaceful pasture of His presence similar to David in Psalm 23 and the comforting fact that He is present and engaged in my circumstances; nothing is too big or complicated for Him.

The importance of silence, solitude, and stillness in the life of Jesus and his disciples is undeniable. Jesus made a habit of withdrawing, sometime abruptly, from the crowds and his ministry of doing his Father’s will.

To be more like Jesus we must likewise find times of silence, solitude and stillness.

We are in a culture that conditions us to be comfortable with noise and crowds and uneasy with silence. We have an addiction to noise. Silence is rare in our society as our lives are always filled with background noise, without which we tend to fear nothing is happening. What does it say about our souls if we have to have noise to feel as if something is happening around us?

Confirmation Weekend

Congratulations to our Year 6 students who received their Sacrament of Confirmation last weekend. Thank you parents to your commitment and support with the Parish Program. We look forward to seeing the rest of our Year 6 students receive their Sacrament this weekend.

Confirmation Photography - Year 6 Parents

Photos from the Confirmations are now available for purchase. To view the gallery please visit and use the password STJ#34m (please type the password). Please direct all queries to

Interschool Cross Country This Friday

This Friday, Padbury Catholic Primary School will be hosting the Regional Cross Country Carnival at Mawson Park in Hillarys on Friday the 25th June. Our students will be leaving St Luke’s at 8.40am and arriving back roughly 2:40pm by bus.

Miss Emily Rasmussen, has been very gracious in coordinating two running sessions for our students at Mawson Park this week, before school. I look forward to seeing our students run on Friday and I know that they represent our school with pride. Go St Luke’s!

Whole School Mass

On Wednesday morning, we celebrated the end of term whole school mass. The students are to be congratulated for their reverence and devoutness. I congratulate the Year Six ministry team who read so beautifully and contributed to the liturgy. Thank you especially to Mrs Rebecca Longbottom, for the beautiful music and Mrs Sarah Williams for organising the mass. I am so proud of our students who continue to demonstrate their rainbow values in every opportunity that is provided to them.

A Pastoral Letter For Parents

The Most Reverend Timonthy Costelloe SDB, Archbishop of Perth has prepared a Pastoral Letter on the topic of Voluntary Assistant Dying (VAD).

Have a lovely weekend with lots of laughter and joy. We have one week to go!!

God Bless,

Maura Killalea

Acting Principal


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Semester 1 Reports

Semester 1 Reports for all students PP - Year 6 will be available via the SEQTA Engage Parent Portal at the end of this term. To access SEQTA Engage, please visit:

Please ensure you are able to log-in to your SEQTA account before the end of term. If you have any issues please contact the office. Reports will be live on SEQTA Engage on Wednesday 30 June @ 3pm.

ICAS Assessment – Year 3-6 (optional)

This year, St Luke’s will be offering students in Years 3-6 the opportunity to participate in the annual ICAS Assessments. ICAS is designed to target students’ higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science and Writing. The attached letter explains the process involved with purchasing the assessments for your child; how you can make payment; how the tests will be administered and the permission slip. Please note, St Luke’s will not be accepting any payments for these assessments. Parents must pay via the ICAS Parent Payment System prior to Friday 16 July 2021.

Year 2s and Lulu visit Meath Aged Care

On Tuesday the Year 2 students took part in their service learning for the term. After making paper flowers and drawing cheerful pictures the students and Lulu walked to Meath Aged Care in Kingsley. They were welcomed by some residents who happily accepted their gifts. The year 2's certainly put smiles on the residents' faces.

Kieren Pollard - Australian Olympic Swimming Trials

Kieren Pollard, ex student and son of Jill Pollard (Year 6 teacher) competed at the recent Australian Olympic Swimming trials in Adelaide.

Kieren had success, qualifying for the finals in all three of his events:

Men's 200m Individual Medley, seeded 13th, final place: 5th

Men's 200m Butterfly, seeded 11th, final place: 5th

Men's 400m Individual Medley, seeded 3rd, final place: 3rd. Kieren met the qualifying time in this event, where he narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Olympic Team by 0.4 seconds. Kieren's results were outstanding, swimming Personal Best times in all heats and finals.

From this event, Kieren has been selected as an Australian representative in the World University Team and will continue to train towards the Commonwealth Games trials next year and the Paris Olympics in 2024! Kieren has definitely continued to use the St. Luke's Rainbow Values in his pursuit of being one of the best swimmers in Australia. We wish him continued success towards his goals!

St Luke's Students 'Time To Shine'!

On Sunday 20th June 2021, nine of our students ranging from Kindy to Year 3, performed in their annual CA Flyers ‘Time to Shine’ cheerleading showcase. It was an amazing display of strength, talent, passion, dedication, commitment and teamwork. It’s awesome to see young girls doing what they love in an elite sport. We wish them all the very best in their competition season ahead starting this weekend.

Australian Little League Championship Competition

Zach Richardson (Yr 6), Toby Kimber (Yr 5) and Ryder Carlino (Yr 5)

Zach and Toby both recently competed in the Australian Little League Championship Competition held in Lismore, NSW. The team competed at a high level only losing 2 games for the entire tournament and walked away as the ‘2021 Little League Div 1 Nationals Bronze Medallists’. Ryder was also part of the team but unfortunately couldn’t travel or compete due to his injury but you will see from the photo that the team took him everywhere with them.

If you have some great news to share or any achievements, we would love to hear from you so that we can share it in our newsletter:

Have a fabulous week!

Sarah Williams & Justin Kirry



Next week, students will be participating in a variety of activities to promote mental health and wellbeing. Gratitude will be one of the areas the children will be focusing on. Included in this week's newsletter are some gratitude exercises, please encourage your child to choose a couple, and if needed, help them with the activities. We hope you enjoy this time with your child. We have attached a timetable of OPTIONAL events for next week that your child may wish to participate in. We have many other activities for the students to look forward to during school time! Watch this space!

Anne Peart


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Congratulations to this Week's Merit Award Winners


Ari Mestichelli

Zoe Watts

Tahli D'Amico


William Golding

Holly Hensworth

Jack Thomson


Spencer Irvine

Indi Pavlovic

Imogen Wojtowicz


Amelie Borrello

Hugo Kirby

Addison Tribble


Toby Rimmer

Eleanor Whitby

Jensen DeCicco


Daniel Tatasciore

Tess Meeres

Olivia Matthews


Evelyn Mottolini

Stella Martino

Riley Reid


Caitlyn Vella

Harry Whitby

Isabella Walsh


Noah Chau

Sarah Saad

Georgia Lo Faro


Charlie Barnett

Lily Cailes

Layla Nash


Isla Tribble


Kayla Grygorcewicz

Ben Ryan


Daniel Mratovich

Isabelle Drozdz

William Hoang


Marcus Trimboli

Juliet McClue



There are only a few weeks left of being able to bring in the bread bags and tags in for recycling. Thanks for all of the donations that have been coming through.

Mrs Tania Farcich



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As we slide on in to the last 7 school days of Term 2 the P&F would really like to thank all our amazing parent/friend volunteers who have contributed to our school community this semester. Classroom representatives, excursion assistants, reading buddies, canteen cooks, social networkers, dance costume creators, cross-country running tour guides, dads sleeping out, BBQ kings and queens – EVERYONE who has served, we really do thank you!

The staff and our students appreciate your hard work and as a result St Lukes is an exciting, thriving and caring community.

Special Mention

A special thank you to Karen Adderscott who has greatly contributed as our P and F Secretary for these last 6 months. As the Adderscotts leave to work overseas we wish them every success on their adventures and we look forward to when we can have them back at St Luke’s. Taking the place of Karen, the P& F would like to welcome Claire Fowler who has come on board as the new secretary for the remainder of 2021. Thank you Claire for filling this important role for our school.

Kangaroo Cafe

Not only does our Kangaroo Café have a shiny new sign out the front it also has a new split system air-conditioner/heater installed recently. Thanks to the fundraising of the P&F we have been able to make sure that volunteers working hard throughout the year from Shrove Tuesday, Term 2 & 3 canteen days to Year 6 Graduation, can cook in comfort and ease. If you have free time next term to help on Mondays in the Café please get in touch with Mez as rosters will be out soon. Please email:

Bogan Bingo

As a reward to all parents and carers for getting through the longest term ever and to celebrate our wonderful school community the P&F are hosting a BOGAN BINGO NIGHT. Don’t worry about sorting those book week costumes just yet, get the old bogan gear out! Lock in Friday the 6th August for a fun night for staff, parents, carers and 18+ friends. More information will be available soon.

Father Son Camp

In other news the P&F wish all the dads and sons out camping a wonderful, safe weekend. Please feel free to forward any photos onto Megan Proud so they can be shared in next week’s newsletter. Any feedback from the lads would also be greatly appreciated!

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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Music tuition in Term 2 will be offered in guitar, piano, flute, violin and cello through Keyed Up Music at St Luke’s. Lessons can be arranged during school time or after school where available. To enrol your child, please visit and fill out the online enrolment form. Information regarding lessons and fees can be found on the website.

Drums continue to be taught by Mr Christian Lombardi 0451 422 769

Thank you to Our Sponsors

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