St Luke's Catholic Primary School
Newsletter - Issue 5, 10 March 2021
IMPORTANT CALENDAR 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
12th March - Swimming Carnival (Years 4,5 & 6)
16th March - Sacramental Parent Information Evening - St Luke's Parish
17th March - St Patrick's Day
18th March - Excursion - Year 2, Blue
19th March - Harmony Day- Dress in cultural clothes or colours
19th March - Evening on the Green at 5pm
23rd March - Excursion - Year 2, White
23rd March - Excursion - Year 6
23rd March - Board (6pm) and P&F (7.30pm) Meetings
25th March - Interschool Swimming (Years 4,5 & 6)
25th March - Naplan Practise Assessment Years 3 & 5 ( 9am)
26th March - Merit Award Assembly
26th March - Autism Awareness Day
26th March - Merit Award Assembly at 8.40am
29th March - Holy Week
29th March - Parent Teacher Interviews (12pm finish for students)
31st March - Stations of the Cross: Juniors- 9am & Seniors- 11 am
1st April - Holy Thursday
1st April - Last Day of Term 1
2nd April - Good Friday
An Old Irish Blessing.
May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow and may the soft winds freshen your spirit. May the sunshine brighten your heart and may the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you. And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.
Next Wednesday, 17 March, we celebrate St Patrick’s Feast Day! As Catholics in Western Australia we celebrate the spirit of Irish Catholicism because the Church in Western Australia was founded by priests, brothers and nuns who came from Ireland to our shores over 170 years ago. They worked hard to establish parishes and schools, with the strong spirit of St Patrick who brought Christianity to their own country some 1600 years earlier. His spirit is one that captures more than just Christianity. It has become the spirit of Ireland itself and because of the relationship which exists between our two nations, it is Australia’s celebration as well. If you wish to wear a touch of green on the day with your school uniform you are most welcome to do so. This is not a free dress day!
St Luke’s Swimming Carnival
St Luke’s Swimming Carnival will be held at Craigie Leisure Centre tomorrow, Friday, 12 March starting at 10.00am. Parents are most welcome to come along and cheer the children on. Remember to dress your child and yourselves in the House colours, Red, Blue Green or Yellow! Most of all have fun and enjoy the day!
Mrs Meg Horne Appointed Assistant Principal at Mercy College, Koondoola
It is with great sadness that I have to announce that Mrs Meg Horne has been appointed Assistant Principal at Mercy College, Koondoola commencing Term 2. Meg has been part of St Luke's for the past two years and one term starting in Year 2 and being our Learning Support Co-ordinator last year and this term. This is a secondment arrangement between both schools and she will be there for at least the remainder of 2021. Her last day with us at St Luke's will be Holy Thursday, 1 April and this is no April Fool's joke!
This is a wonderful opportunity for Meg as she has been completing leadership courses in preparation for a role like this. Please join with me in congratulating Mrs Horne.
I am advertising for a Maintenance/Groundsperson to start from Monday, 29 March. If you have or know anyone who is qualified to take on this role, please see the job advertisement on our school website under Employment.
St Patrick’s Day – Wednesday 17th March
On Wednesday, we celebrate St Patrick’s day. Patrick was a missionary who helped to bring Christianity to Ireland. He is the patron saint of Ireland.
Fun Facts about St Pat:
- It was named the Friendliest Day of the Year by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Legend has it that St Pat stood on a hill in Ireland and banished all the snakes from the Island.
The fountain in front of the White House is sometimes dyed green in honour of the day.
Thank you to all parents, students and staff who have contributed towards the homework policy survey. All results are currently being collated. Results will be published in next week’s newsletter.
Sarah and Maura
Please save these dates in your calendars for the upcoming Cyber Safety and Digital Wellness talks in Term 2:
Sustainability - Mrs Tania Farcich
Evening on the Green Plant Stall – we will be having a plant stall at the P&F Evening on the Green. If anyone has any plants to donate, then please bring them to the Science Room (back of the Library) from Monday 15th March onwards. All donations are gratefully accepted.
Evening on the Green Containers for Change – at the P&F Evening on the Green we will be collecting any plastic water containers/soft drink cans that might have been thrown away in the past for our Containers for Change bin. This is always happy for donations and can be found outside the Library next to the recycling bins.
Mrs Tania Farcich
HARMONY DAY DRESS UP- DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH
Harmony Week will be celebrated at St Luke's from 15th- 19th March. On Friday, 19th March the children are encouraged to wear cultural dress or colours, which reflect their national flag, for a gold coin donation. All proceeds will go to Caritas.
ST LUKE'S FATHERS' GROUP - SCHOOL SLEEPOUT
- Unlabelled Lunch boxes, containers & drink bottles are kept for 2 weeks then thrown out.
- Unlabelled uniforms will be donated to the uniform shop at the end of each term.
P & F News
Please be sure to purchase your EVENING ON THE GREEN TICKET as it promises to be a fantastic night. Happening on Friday, 19th March, this event is a great opportunity to connect with all our wonderful families and staff at St Luke’s. Tickets are $25 on the Flexischool app or $30 at the door.
Another famous St Luke’s tradition is our St Luke’s Easter Raffle. Organised by our Kindy parents this raffle will be held in the last few weeks of Term 1. Keep an eye out in the newsletter for more details and where to purchase tickets.
Families! Do you have the Woolworths Discovery Garden Seeds, succulent cuttings or flowerpots no longer needed around your home? Mrs Farcich would love to re-home them for you! All donations can be left next to the science classroom, now located at end of the library. Please email Tania.firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries.
This Friday order forms will be coming home with your child so you can secure delicious hot cross buns right before Easter. Forms will need to be returned with correct money to the front office by Thursday 25th March. Once again, we thank Baker’s Delight Woodvale for helping us raise money and for supporting St Luke’s. With every pack sold, $2 will be returned to the P&F. Hot cross buns will be delivered to the school on Holy Thursday, the last day of Term 1.
A HUGE shout of thanks to all those children who helped with our St Luke’s Family Mass held last Sunday! Hayden, Levi, Noah, Harry, Sam, Joshua and Emma-Caitlyn thank you for making our mass so special.
All year 6 students and older siblings are most welcome to come along to St Luke's Youth Group this Friday 12th March. Organised by 24:7 Youth Ministries and held in the parish hall the nights are filled with fun, fellowship, food and faith. See the flyer for all the details. The last date for Term 1 is the 26th March.