St Luke's Catholic Primary
NEWSLETTER | 9 FEBRUARY 2023
Message From The Principal
Meet The Teacher
Educating children is a partnership between school and home. We work together to provide the best possible learning experiences through a Christ-centred, child – focussed lens. The Meet the Teacher night was as the title suggests, an opportunity to meet the person behind the teacher label and find out what will be happening in your child’s class this year. It was fabulous to see so many parents in attendance; I trust you found the information provided of value. For those who were unable to attend, please reach out to your child’s teacher and they will provide you with a summary of the meeting.
Kiss n Ride
For the safety of all, adults picking up or dropping off are asked to stay in their cars. Children will either be supervised to cross over at the church and escorted to you at your car in the afternoon. Family names on the dashboard assists those staff on duty and makes for a smoother pick up. If you have misplaced your laminated family label, please contact the office.
This year the playgroup will run on a Monday morning in the Dance Hall. Please see more information below from our P&F.
Whole School Mass
This morning we gathered as a school to celebrate the Eucharist and welcome new members to our school community. Fr Ruben commissioned those new staff members in attendance: Jodie Barton, Alice O’Hanlon, Fran Da Rui, Emily Orr, Mark Di Blasi, Zac Baker, Olivia Robertson and Natalie Vennitti. In addition, Emma Cochrane, Vitoria Walker and Christine Collie were welcomed.
Evening on the Green
Don’t forget the EOTG from 5-8pm on Friday 17th February. We look forward to seeing many families here for this community event and particularly welcome those who are new to St Luke’s Catholic Primary. A huge thank you to our Year 1 parents who are doing an amazing job organising many activities for this night.
I look forward to journeying with you all this year.
Message from the Assistant Principals
Bushfire Evacuation Drill
Cyber Safety Student and Parent Workshops 7th March
This will be a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to discuss important issues as a family and be on the same page after Dr Kayelene's workshops. Parents please register your attendance at this FREE workshop by clicking here. Thank you again to our P&F for covering the costs of this very worthwhile initiative.
If you would like more information please check out: www.esafekids.com.au
It was wonderful to officially introduce our new school uniform this year. The students all look amazing! Just to clarify, girls may choose to wear shorts or a short with the sport uniform.
As previously mentioned, we will have a 2 year transition period where the old uniform will be accepted. Please be mindful if you are purchasing the new uniform, to not mix pieces of old and new. If you are in the new uniform, please wear the new shorts with the new shirt. Thank you for your assistance with this.
We will have full implementation of the new uniform in 2025. This means that all our current students in Year 5 and 6 will not need to change their uniform over if they do not wish to. We hope this will give our families enough time to transition to the new uniform without a great expense to each family.
For contact details and ordering online please head to: https://tudorschooluniforms.com.au/
Uniforms you no longer need?
Student Council and Sport Captains
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
Friday 10th February
- Fathering Group Welcome Night 6:00pm
Friday 17th February
- Merit Award Assembly 8:45am
- Evening on the Green 5:00pm
Saturday 18th February
- Enrolment Commitment Mass 6:00pm
Sunday 19th February
- Enrolment Commitment Mass 9:30am (followed by morning tea- please bring a plate to share)
Tuesday 21st February
- School Advisory Council Meeting 6:00pm
- P&F Meeting 7.30pm (Library)
Wednesday 22nd February
- Ash Wednesday Mass 10am (Years 1-6)
Friday 24th February
- Merit Award Assembly 8:45am
Tuesday 28th February
- Faction Swimming Carnival Years 4-6
Friday 3rd March
- Pupil Free Day/Staff Professional Development
Monday 6th March
- Public Holiday-Labour Day
Tuesday 7th March
- Cyber Safety Student Workshops
- Cyber Safety Parent Workshop 5:30pm
Thursday 9th March
- Year 5 Class Mass 9am
Friday 10th March
- Merit Award Assembly 8:45am
Enrolment Commitment Masses – 18th Feb 6pm or 19th Feb 9.30am (followed by morning tea)
Parent Sacramental Information Session – 14th March 6-7pm (in the Church)
Parent and Child Workshop– 11th May
School Retreat – 17th May
Confirmation Masses – 27th May 6pm & 28th May 9.30am
Parent and Child Workshop – 16th August
School Retreat – 28th August
Eucharist Masses – 9th September 6pm & 10th September 9.30am
Parent and Child Workshop – 26th October
School Retreat – 1st November
Reconciliation Night – 8th November
Action for Happiness: Happier Kinder Together
You may be interested in the free Action for Happiness app for iOS and Android, for more info click this link: https://actionforhappiness.org/all-calendars
Sarah Williams & Kristy Graffin
If you are wondering why the Cluck Club has remained empty this term, our last couple of chickens died of old age during the school holidays. We now have some new chickens that have joined our school community and will be appearing very soon once they are bigger.
Don’t forget each day we collect any organic waste from the students’ crunch ‘n sip, recesses and lunches. These are then recycled here at school. Any single use plastic items need to be returned home in the students’ lunch boxes. There are wonderful lunch box choices that reduce the need to use plastic wrap. Don’t forget there are ways that we can reduce the amount of plastic packaging in lunch boxes. Buying in bulk is a great start.
At St Luke’s we recycle household batteries, aluminium cans (Containers for Change ID# C10276271), Nespresso coffee pods, bread tags and plastic bottle tops. These have a new home in 2023 which is outside the Cluck Club near the office. Thanks for all of the donations that came through in 2022.
I hope you have had a lovely, refreshing break spent with family and friends and are looking forward to a fantastic year in sport.
Important Dates Term One:
February 28th – Faction Swimming Carnival Years 4-6 (HBF Arena, Joondalup)
March 23rd – Interschool Swimming Carnival (HBF Arena, Joondalup)
Every Thursday morning – Running Club
Every Wednesday morning – HIIT Club
Running club is back up and running. The day has been changed to a Thursday for this year starting at 7:45am down on the oval. Always a great opportunity for students and parents alike to increase their fitness, spend time with friends and an overall great start to the morning. All students are welcome to attend.
A reminder that running club will always go ahead unless you receive communication via SMS from the school prior to Thursday morning.
This year we are running a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Club outside the undercover area every Wednesday morning at 8:10am. All students are welcome to come along and join in the fun.
Get into tennis this term with Robinson’s Professional Tennis. All equipment is supplied for students and all ability levels are welcome. Sessions commence Friday 10th February, 7.50am - 8.35am on the tennis courts. Coaching is open to students from Year 1-6 at a cost of $120 for 7 weeks. Register with Mark on 0438870817.
Looking forward to a fabulous year in Sport!
Physical Education Teacher
Extra Curricula Clubs
Message from the P&F
Evening on the Green
Please join us for our annual Evening on the Green. We especially extend this invite to all of our new families joining our school community this year.
Music by JanieO, including performance by Matt Price. Kids disco 5.45 - 6.30pm with prizes for best air guitar performance to "Johnny B Goode" so start practicing now. 😀
Tickets are available now until the 14th Feb via FlexiSchools in the 'Order Food' section. $25 per family.
Playgroup is Back!
We are recommencing playgroup starting Monday 20th February. 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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/stlukesplaygroup
I hope to see you there.
St Luke's Netball Club
Registrations are now open for the 2023 netball season.
St Luke's play at Wanneroo Districts Netball Association at Kingsway Sporting Complex. Games run from late April through to late August.
If you have a child in Years 2 - 6 who is interested in playing this season, please register them via forms.gle
More details can be found in the link above, but please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The P&F St Luke’s wine fundraiser, is online and delivered straight to your door. $3 per bottle comes straight back to school. Feel free to share with all of your friends and thank you for supporting our fabulous school.
ST LUKE'S PARISH
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.