St Luke's Catholic Primary


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Message From The Principal

Dear Parents & Carers

As we come to the end of Term 1 and enter Holy Week, it’s appropriate that we reflect on the words Jesus spoke to His disciples the night before he died:

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God still and trust in Me (Jn 14:1)

These words are as relevant today as they were over 2 000 years ago. As we face the challenges of this year whether they be deeply personal or more global, let us remember that as people of Hope we have much to celebrate and be grateful for. ‘The Easter story itself is a message of hope for the world. It is the story of this immense love that God has for humanity and creation. It is the yearly telling of that story that we can be moved to a renewed faith and commitment to God who never ceases to work in our lives in all times.’ (Bishop Sproxton The Record Magazine 30th April 2021)

As a school community, working with 24/7 Youth Ministry, the children and parents had the opportunity to partake in the Stations of the Cross on Monday. This was a very special and moving experience for all involved.

Sincere thanks to Mrs Kylie Beveridge for her commitment to the students at St Luke’s over the past three years. Kylie has resigned from her position, and we have appointed Julie Catherall a very experienced Education Assistant, who will commence in Week 2 of Term 2. Julie joins us from Holy Rosary school in Doubleview where she has worked for the past 12 years.

Thank you to Mrs Mandy Schrader who has taught Year 5B this term. Her professionalism and dedication to the students and school has been very much valued. You are sure to see Mandy around the school as a relief teacher. Kerry Peach will return from extended leave in Term 2.

On behalf of the Leadership Team, I wish every member of our school community a Happy, Safe and Holy Easter. May the Easter period be a time of renewal for us all. May the holiday period be a time for rest and family.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back for Term 2 on Wednesday 26th April.

Kerry Hewitson


Message from the Assistant Principals

Stations of the Cross

On Monday our school community were led through the Stations of the Cross by Ministry 24:7. Together, classes walked around the school pausing at each cross to reflect on that part of Jesus' final journey. Students sang a beautiful song 'God, oh how you love us' as they moved between the stations. It was a reverent experience for all students, staff, parishioners and parents. Thank you to all those who were able to attend. We hope you have a wonderful and enjoyable Easter, celebrating the risen Christ! Please see the Holy Week schedule for our St Luke's church below.
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Stations of the Cross for our Kindy and Pre Kindy Students

Synergy Schools Solar Challenge

On the 24th March some of our Year 6 students participated in the Synergy Schools Solar Challenge, designed to empower our future generations with the knowledge and skills they need to drive our intelligent energy future. The students did a fantastic job representing St Luke's as they built their solar car and raced it against other schools. Thank you to Mr Plint for organising this wonderful opportunity!

Omegle App

Over the past few weeks we have heard chatter around the school in regards to the App Omegle. This is a risky video chat that is based around talking to strangers. We would ask all parents to have a look at their child's device to see if they have this app downloaded. If they do, we would encourage you to watch this video to educate yourselves around this application. This brief video is designed for parents and caregivers, so viewer discretion is advised:

Paul Litherland (the presenter on this clip) was a WA police officer for over 20 years and since leaving the police force in 2014, has grown to become one of the nations most recognised and highly awarded educators in the fields of Cyber Safety and Internet Awareness, culminating in him being named the 2022 WA Australian of the Year.

With school holidays upon us, the rise in teens (and pre-teens) visiting Omegle is set to peak again. Paul explains that he is continuing to see a large number of children using the site, despite the claims Omegle (Leif K Brooks) is acting to minimise underage users.

As mentioned in our parent Cyber Safety workshops, it would be worthwhile for all parents to download the beacon app:

If you would like more information on how to restrict this app on your child's device please read here:

Term 2 Uniform Reminder

We are currently in a 2 year transition period between the old and the new uniform. This week we have seen some of the new jumpers and tracksuits make an appearance - and wow, they look amazing! We have received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback which has been wonderful.

Moving into winter next term means that those girls wearing a summer dress will move into the old style pinafore as their formal uniform. For those in the new uniform, they will wear the same uniform and are not required to purchase anything new or different for next term. Students are welcome to wear shorts if they wish. This new uniform also offers many options for our students in terms of wearing shorts or skirt, or pants for both boys and girls. The pants are a different style for male/female. Girls are welcome to wear tights with their skirt if they wish. These tights are available at Tudor Uniforms.

As mentioned at a previous assembly, we would like all our students to ensure their hairstyles are in line with our uniform policy ready for Term 2. Recently, there have been some very interesting hairstyles, including mullets and designs that do not align with our policy. The holidays are a great time for children to have some more interesting styles, coloured nail polish etc. But we ask that all students return to Term 2 with these rectified. Thank you for your support with this matter.

We are aware that some students are wearing brown sandals, which were previously acceptable with the summer dress. Please purchase a closed in formal shoe when your child grows out of their current brown sandals. This is a safety issue, especially when students are playing in our Bush Grove.

Thank you to all those families who have purchased the new uniform and have not mixed pieces of old and new. We have appreciated all your efforts. Having said this, we noticed that the new boys pants are very similar to the old formal pants, so these are acceptable to wear with the new formal shirt.

We will have full implementation of the new uniform in 2025. This means that all our current students in Year 5 upwards 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 as your child grows out of their current uniform without a great expense to each family.

Please find our uniform policy here and on our school website.

Buckets for Jesus - Old Summer Uniform Donations

We are now collecting the old style SUMMER school uniforms for Buckets for Jesus, a charity with the mission of providing supplies for needy children in the Philippines. Given the climate, note we can donate summer uniform items only. This includes summer dress, shorts, shirts and sports shorts and T-shirts, as well as caps.

We want to make these children feel great by only passing on items in good condition - please only donate items that you would be happy to dress your own children in (no rips, major stains or damage). Quality and care makes all the difference to the child who receives your donation.

Donations can be placed in the tub in the undercover area (outside of the library) before or after school.

We will shortly be assisting further by asking for donations for the Schoolbags For Jesus project, so that these children will have what they need to attend school. Watch this space for further details.

On behalf of Buckets for Jesus, thank you and God bless!

If anyone has finished with their old school uniform pinafore. Miss Robertson would love them! Please see more information below under the Performing Arts heading.

Whadjuk Gift

Last week, our Year 5 students attended Mater Dei College to celebrate Whadjuk Gift. This was a reconciliation initiative combining sport, creative design and culture. In the lead up to the day, students researched the histories, languages and cultures of Aboriginal nations, and designed a t-shirt to represent the various customs and symbols. This annual event is an important gathering of local schools to instil a deeper understanding and respect of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander nations, and to see Aboriginal culture as a gift to this country and our communities.

Helping Minds Parent Workshop

The school will be hosting a parent workshop 'Raising Resilient Children' on Tuesday 9th May. The session will run from 5:30-7:00pm in the Hall, covering topics including:

  • What mental health and mental health challenges are
  • What mental health challenges look like in children
  • Emotional check-ins
  • Mindfulness
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Tips on raising resilient children
  • Where to get help

Please RSVP here.

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.

We hope you all have a wonderful and holy Easter this weekend. Enjoy your holidays with your families and loved ones, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all next term.

Happy Easter!

Sarah Williams & Kristy Graffin

Assistant Principals

Auslan Day

Auslan Day is celebrated each year on April 13th. It was the day that the Australian Deaf community was given a name for their language, due to a publication of the Auslan dictionary. Yesterday at St Luke’s we celebrated the day with Auslan classroom challenges and an Auslan treasure hunt. There were games set up in the undercover area and lots of crafts happening in the library. Even the high school student helpers joined in the festivities. Lots of students won prizes for their Auslan skills. Even the teachers were treated with cake for morning tea.

Auslan Day was a lot of fun for everyone!

Sarah Cragg

Auslan Teacher

Sport News

Did anyone see a bunny hopping around this week?

Did anyone see a bunny hopping around school this week?

Important Dates

Term Two:

Kindy Cross Country – Wednesday 17th of May

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

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

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

Interschool Swimming Carnival:

On Thursday 23rd of March, a team of 38 students from Years Four – Six competed at the NIPSSA Interschool Swimming Carnival at HBF Arena. A big well done to all the students who gave up their time before school to train and compete on the day. It was great to see fantastic displays of sportsmanship, camaraderie, and talent amongst the St. Luke’s students at the carnival. Below are the results from the day.

1st: St. Simon Peter CPS
2nd: St. Anthony’s CPS
3rd: Liwara CPD
4th: Mercy College
5th: St. Luke’s CPS
6th: St. John Paul II and St. Elizabeth’s CPS

7th: St. Francis of Assisi CPS

Whitford Hockey Club seeking Kindy – Year Four players:

Where: Warwick Hockey Centre

When: Training Friday evenings (4:10-5:10pm) and games Saturday mornings from 8:30am

Cost: $110

No pre-hockey skill required!

Register at

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Performing Arts Festival 2023

Instrumental Students

Entries are now being accepted for instrumental performances at this year’s Performing Arts Festival for students in Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. If your child learns an instrument with an instrumental music teacher, then this might be of interest for you. Students can choose to perform live at a venue organised by the Festival during late-July and August or students can submit a video recording for adjudication.

If your child is interested to give this a go, you must speak with your child’s Instrument Teacher to discuss the entry and choose the piece they will perform. There are particular requirements for instrumental performances and I can provide these details to you. Please email me for more info. (

To enrol your child in the Festival, all details must be entered into this Form ( no later than 3pm Thursday 4th May 2023.

Please also email me a copy of the music being performed (PDF preferred, jpg., etc.) or provide a photocopy to me at the School no later than Monday 15th May so I can send it to the Festival Office in time for their deadlines.

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

Merit Awards

Congratulations to the students who received merit awards at our last assembly.

Hip Hip Hooray!

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Upcoming Dates

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

Week 10

Friday 7th April

  • Good Friday (Public Holiday)

Term 2

Week 1

Monday 24th April

  • Pupil Free Day- Staff Professional Development

Tuesday 25th April

  • ANZAC Day Public Holiday
Wednesday 26th April
  • Term 1 Commences
Friday 28th April
  • Year 3 ANZAC Day Assembly- 8:45am

Week 2

Monday 1st May

  • School Nurse Visit- Kindy Screening

Friday 5th May

  • Whole School Mass 10.20am (moved from Thursday 4th May)
  • Merit Award Assembly CANCELLED

Week 3

Tuesday 9th May

  • Raising Resilient Children Parent Workshop in the Hall 5:30-7:00pm

Wednesday 10th May

  • Kindy Mother's Day Afternoon 1:45pm

Thursday 11th May

  • Confirmation Parent & Child Workshops (Session One 5:00-6:00pm/ Session Two 6:15-7:15pm)

Friday 12th May

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

Fathering Group Sleep Out

Third year running and another successful Fathering Group school sleepout. Great to see new dads and younger kids attend while bonding with each other and the seasoned older year groups.

These events are creating lifelong memories while fulfilling the purpose of the Fathering group which is to connect dads and kids and dads with other dads. Thanks to all those that attended as our school and church community is only good as those who are active in it.

Blaise Rego

Fathering Group Co-ordinator

Canteen - Thursdays Term 2

Exciting news! Locavora lunches will be starting Thursdays, Week 2 in Term 2. More details and menu will follow soon. It will be a work in progress as we sort out details, so please bear with us :)

Easter Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to the below winners of the Easter Raffle, and thank you to everyone who entered.

Year 6

1st Layla

2nd Asha M

Year 5

1st Emily

2nd Ayla

Year 4

1st Isabel

2nd Scarlett

Year 3

1st Ebony

2nd Chloe

Year 2

1st Holly

2nd Matilda

Year 1

1st Sebastian

2nd Oliver R


1st Georgia

2nd Poppy


1st Calogero

2nd Cillian

Staff winners

Mrs Graffin

Mrs Hewitson

Mr Hogan

Mrs Lister

From the P&F, we wish you and your family a happy, beautiful & blessed Easter.


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

Year 5 student, Cody, recently competed in the WA State Championships for Tee Ball. Cody participated in 3 pre state carnivals followed by the 3 day championships which was held over the March long weekend. At the end of the competition, Cody was awarded Fairest & Best for his team which was a remarkable achievement given it was his first year of playing Tee Ball.

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On Sunday the 19th of March, Hayden (Year 6), William (Year 4) and Jax (Year 4) won the Under 13’s grand final against Peppermint Grove on behalf of the Kingsley Tennis Club. It was a close game, but the boys fought hard to take the win. It was the perfect end to a wonderful season of tennis. A big thank you to their coach Mark Robinson for his great coaching. Congratulations boys!

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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

Extra Curricula Clubs

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Holiday STEM Camp

Young Engineers will be running a STEM camp at St Luke's on Monday 17th April. The camp encourages students to develop creative problem solving techniques in a fun and safe environment. Please see the flyer below for more details.

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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.

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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After School Care

Music Tuition

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School Social Worker

Child and Adolescent Health Services Parent Information Sessions

Child and Adolescent Health Services offer information sessions for parents or carers who have children or young people who are experiencing significant attention difficulties, including a diagnosis of ADHD. To find out more about what is included in these sessions and how to register for April, please click here.

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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Community News

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Woodvale Football Club

Woodvale Football Club is looking for soccer players to fill spots in the Under 12s mixed team (2011 or 2012 born) and Under 10 Mixed team (2013 or 2014 born).

Please contact Nicole at if you would like any further information.

Edgewater Woodvale JFC

Registrations for the 2023 Junior Football season are open! Players are welcome to register until the start of the season in mid April.

School Holiday Netball Clinic

Register your 6–16 year old for a one day only School Holiday Netball Clinic. Run by elite coaches, this custom-designed program brings together skills, matchplay and technical work to elevate their game. Spots are limited so please jump on and book here!
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