St Luke's Catholic Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 1 | 22 JULY 2021

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I believe that I am special.

I am different to every other person and have my own gifts.

I believe that God knows and loves me just as I am.

He helps me to grow to be like Him, and to always do my best.

I believe that I can become the person that God wants me to be, because the people in my school and family care for me.

Amen.

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


23 July

  • Running Club
  • NAIDOC Week Assembly - Year 2


27 July

  • Eucharist Parent/Child Workshop - Dance Hall


30 July

  • Running Club
  • Student Assembly

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

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Welcome back to Term Three

The holiday weeks go by very quickly, but I hope that the time away from the school routine allowed for some relaxation, in readiness for another busy term ahead at school!


As teachers, students and parents we strive to actively value and support all members of our School community, and as we do this we grow in love and understanding of each other. As we begin a new term together, we look forward to gracious and tolerant attitudes towards each other, so that we can all fulfill our God-given potential academically, spiritually, physically and emotionally.


It was wonderful to see the children back safe, well and ready for a big term of work and play. Also congratulations to all the children who were in full school winter uniform. Our children certainly represent our school with pride, in the way they wear their uniform.


Staffing

We welcome to our staff Mrs Sarah Cragg who is teaching AUSLAN from Kindy-Year 6 and Mrs Emily Welsh who will be working one day in Year 5 White every Thursday.


Thank You

I wish to thank Mrs Killalea for her outstanding work as Acting Principal last term while I was on long service leave. Mrs Killalea lead our school with distinction! I also wish to thank Mrs Williams and Mr Kirry for supporting Mrs Killalea as Assistant Principals. They also demonstrated wonderful leadership.


Change of Provider to Before and After School Care

St Luke’s Parish in consultation with St Luke’s School has asked me to inform all parents that from January 1, 2022, Discovery Kids will become the before and after school care provider operating from the Parish. We have made sure prices are similar for parents who utilise this important service. More information will be provided by Discovery Kids in the coming months.


World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly

His Eminence, Cardinal Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life at the

Vatican, recently announced ‘World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly’. This Day will be celebrated for the first time this year on Sunday, 25 July with the hope of deeply embedding this joyous celebration into the lives of communities.


Assemblies and Class Masses

Today we had our whole school Mass to start term three. A special thank you to Mrs Williams for coordinating the Mass and thank you to the children who read beautifully and the choir for leading the hymns.


Year 2 will be presenting their NAIDOC assembly tomorrow morning. We look forward to seeing you there!


Pupil Free Days

We have two pupil free days this term. They are: Monday, 16 and Tuesday, 17 August. The Term Three Parent Calendar is now ready and available on the website for parents to peruse.


Canteen

Parents (and the P&F) who have volunteered to run the canteen this term have been very busy preparing yummy lunches for us on Mondays. Thank you for your support!


Remember!

LOVE is a special feeling that fills your heart. You show LOVE in a smile, a pleasant way of speaking, a thoughtful act or a hug. LOVE is treating people and things with special care and kindness because they mean so much to you. LOVE is treating other people just as you would like them to treat you – with care and respect.

God Moments:

· Watching the students greet each other on this week and busily commence chatting immediately on arrival at school.

· Having staff, students and parents welcoming me back to St Luke’s and saying it is great to see you back. Thank you everyone, it is great to be back!

· Observing the care displayed from the staff to the students and students to students.


Andrew Kelly

Principal

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

Welcome ITdynamics!

This term we have engaged with a new IT support company here at St Luke's. ITdynamics is a local IT service provider who specialise in education and currently work with over 91 CEWA schools! Nathan Fonceca is not only the Director of the company but also has a vested interest in our school as he graduated from St Luke's in 1998! We are excited to work closely with our new service provider to improve the infrastructure and overall technology experience for all of our staff and students. If you see Nathan around the school, be sure to say hello.

NAIDOC Week

Kaya and wandjoo! This week we have been celebrating NAIDOC Week at St Luke’s. We were visited by Greg Nannup, the son of local Noongar Elder Dr Noel Nannup, who talked to us about our local area. The children learnt how the flora and fauna around us has been used by Noongar people for thousands of years to survive. We were also shown the many uses for animal skins and were lucky enough to be able to touch these artefacts. Seeing how string could be made from reeds was a highlight for many, and we were all given a piece to take back to our classrooms. The Year Two children will be presenting the NAIDOC Week assembly this Friday, and the winners for our poster competition will be announced.

Boorda 😊

Living the St Luke's Values

It is always so lovely to see our students interacting with each other in the playground. Day in and day out we see students exhibiting our Rainbow Values when spending time with each other. It was lovely to see some of our Year 2 students making flower pots on the oval at lunchtime on Wednesday! Keep shining your light at St Luke's, everyone!

Congratulations!

Gianni Lo Faro (Y6) is to be congratulated for successfully auditioning for a music scholarship at Mater Dei College. This is an outstanding achievement, Gianni, we are all very proud of you!

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


Sarah Williams & Maura Killalea

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

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One Big Voice

Our Choir will be performing during the matinee session of the One Big Voice Festival Concert in Week 5 on Friday, August 20th. We will leave school by bus for a rehearsal prior to the concert. Those parents who wish to attend the concert and collect their children afterwards may do so, otherwise the children will return to school by bus. More information regarding these procedures will be sent out closer to the date.


Parents, carers, grandparents, and friends are invited to attend this festival. Tickets can be purchased from July 20th through Ticketek online, a Ticketek agency or at RAC Arena. You can also follow the Concert Info and Ticket Info links on the OBV website: onebigvoice.com.au.

Instrumental Lessons

Our beautiful String and Woodwind tutor, Mrs Kathryn Horton, returns to us this term following sick leave. If you would like to start lessons on violin, cello or flute, please contact Mrs Horton directly- stringym@iprimus.com.au


Mr Christian Lombardi continues to provide drum tuition- cjlombardi@hotmail.com


Keyed Up Music provides our students with tuition on guitar, piano and now voice! Please see their website for further information regarding private or group lessons- www.keyedupmusic.com.au


Rebecca Longbottom

MUSIC SPECIALIST

Sustainability

Sustainability

Bread Bags/Tags – the Wonder White recycling promotion has now finished and we will no longer be collecting the bread bags/tags. Thank you to all the families that brought in their donations for recycling.

Recycling – don’t forget that we are still collecting batteries, plastic lids, Nespresso coffee pods and Containers for Change.


Science Week

This year we will be celebrating Science Week at St Luke’s in Week 4 (August 9-11th). The theme is ‘Food: Different by Design’. There are some great activities planned for our students but we would also like to promote and celebrate any of our parents/families who are employed in the Science field. If this is you, please email tania.farcich@cewa.edu.au with a photo and a few sentences on your role


Tania Farcich

SCIENCE TEACHER

Lost Property

Please make sure your child's school clothing, lunch boxes, drink bottles and containers are clearly labelled. Each day different items are found and bought to the office. 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 2 weeks then thrown out.
  • Unlabelled uniforms will be donated to the uniform shop after 2 weeks.


Thank you

ADMINISTRATION

P&F NEWS

Welcome back for a busy Term 3.


First up this term, we have our Bogan Bingo Fundraiser Night. Thank you to all our volunteers who are helping make this event possible.


Please find the event details below:

When: Fri 6th Aug (doors open 7pm for a 7:30 start). You’ll be rapt with the prizes you could win!

Where: St Luke’s CPS in the Dance hall, 17 Duffy Terrace, Woodvale.

Who: 18+ only (no ankle biters or BYO grog) coz we’ll be selling booze at the bar.

Bring: BYO food and some mates (they don’t even have to be from school) coz if you book 10 tickets at one time, we’ll give you a ring for ya team name and reserve you a whole table! Noice! Flying solo – Is ya only date a sticky date? No drama, just grab a seat at an open table.

Earlybird Door Prize: Grab your tix by Fri 30th July for 2 x free entries into our gnarly door prize – it’s not even from the servo! You’d be a drongo to wait till online ticket sales close on the 4th Aug coz tickets at the door $30 instead of $25.

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Also this term we will have the Book Fair and the Father's Day Stall. I would also like to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers across our yr 2's and 4's who are helping put these community events together.


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.

COMMUNITY NEWS

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