St Luke's Catholic Primary
NEWSLETTER | 8 DECEMBER 2022
Congratulations to our Class of 2022!
Message From The Principal
Graduation and Thanksgiving Mass
Our Graduation and Thanksgiving Mass yesterday was a wonderful celebration of a very busy year together, as we celebrated the achievements, and gave thanks for the many blessings received by all of us. Our Catholic faith is at the heart of our school and so it is fitting that our final celebration together was one centred on the Eucharist and our community of faith. As always, our students were reverent participants in the Mass and are a credit to their teachers and parents. Also, many thanks to the parents, grandparents and friends, who were able to make the time to enjoy this celebration with us. Congratulations to our student readers, Miss Robertson and Choir for the music, Mrs Pollard and students for the Liturgical Dance, Mr Kirry and Mrs Pollard for coordinating and leading the Mass and also thank you to Father Stephen and Acolyte Mike Featherstone for celebrating Mass with us all.
Congratulations to Our Graduating Year Six Students. We wish them well, as they continue their journey to secondary education, and we thank them for the gift of their presence and contributions to St Luke’s School during their time here. Thank you also to all the members of the St Luke’s teaching team for their support and contribution to all of our students during 2022 – their constant commitment to our students is truly a gift to this community.
High School Scholarships
5% School Fee Decrease
The end of the school year is a time for us to reflect as well as to celebrate. For each of us, 2022 has had different challenges and different highlights. St Luke's is an amazing school with fantastic, motivated teachers, incredible children, and supportive parents. This combination of positivity enables us to work in partnership to provide a quality Catholic education. I am sure we are all grateful for the varied experiences, learning, achievement, and sense of belonging which have been fostered throughout the year.
Thank you to the following staff who have given so much of themselves during their time at St Luke's and are moving on at the end of this year:
We wish Justin Kirry and Trish Main all the best on their secondment next year and we look forward to their return in 2024.
We also say farewell to staff who are currently on leave and will not be returning:
Thank you to Kathryn Geiles and Brooke Zis who have replaced Kristy Graffin during Semester 2, we wish them the best at their new schools next year.
We welcome the following new staff to our school for 2023:
Mark Di Blasi
Fran Da Rui
Congratulations to Kristy Graffin who joins the Leadership Team as Assistant Principal. To see our full Staff List for 2023 - please click here.
For those students and families who are leaving our school, I wish you well in your future endeavours. For those who are off to secondary school, do not forget to come back and share your story with us.
We wish you all a blessed Christmas and look forward to welcoming you back to school on Wednesday 1st February 2023.
Message from the Assistant Principals
Semester 2 Reports
Available Online Now - Do you have your login details?
St Luke's Catholic Primary School utilises the SEQTA Engage Parent Portal for parents to access student reports for students in Pre-Primary to Year 6 at the end of each semester. If you have not already done so, please log in to SEQTA Engage to ensure you are able to access your child's report.
To do this you need to go to the following site: https://stlukeswoodvale.coneqt-p.cathednet.wa.edu.au/
and use your current username and password. The link is also found on the homepage of our school website, just press the orange symbol.
If you know your username but have forgotten your password, please click on the "Forgot your Password?" link and an immediate email will be sent to you. The password reset link in the email will expire within one hour, so please action immediately.
If you have forgotten both of these, then please contact the school office and we can remind you of your username.
If you are new to using SEQTA Engage you will receive an email to set up a new login account. This email will expire within 7 days so please action this as soon as possible. If you have not received your sign-up email by Week 10 or have any issues, please contact the school.
Year 6 Parents Report Reminder
Bushfire Evacuation Drill
Movie Excursion Tomorrow
Who: Pre-Primary to Year 6
Date: Friday, 9th December
Where: Events Cinemas, Whitfords Shopping Centre, Hillary's
Time: Depart school at 10.15am and return by 1.30pm
Movie: Strange World (PG )
Uniform: Blue polo and blue sport shorts (Year 6 to wear leavers polo)
What to bring: Small bag of treats (please be nut aware) and a water bottle
Morning tea will be eaten prior to departure and lunch upon our return. If you have any queries regarding the excursion, please contact your child's teacher.
Bulk order lists have been ordered by our class teachers for 2023. Therefore, no formal booklists will be sent home this year from Kindy to Year 6. All items will be delivered to the school during January. Booklist levies will be included on the school fees for 2023.
It was wonderful to officially unveil our new school uniform at this year's ACM Sundowner. Thank you to the students who volunteered their time to 'model' these new uniforms for the community. We have seen quite a few students wearing the new uniform and they look amazing!
A big thank you must go to Anne-Marie Yancazos, owner of Tudor School Uniforms, who has worked tirelessly over the last 12-24 months. She collaborated with our staff, parents and students in gaining feedback and with that, she designed a uniform that met the needs of all members of the St Luke's community. Thank you, Ann-Marie, for all your patience and hard work.
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 4 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 without a great expense to each family.
For students entering Year 6 in 2023:
As you will be wearing a leavers shirt, we have tried to simplify what days you will wear what uniform. So it will be as follows:
- 2 days formal uniform
- 2 days leavers shirts
- 1 day sport coloured faction shirt or new sport shirt (optional)
There will be no days of the 'light blue' sport shirt.
If any parents are keen to start buying for next year, the following items are ready in store now:
- Kindy and Pre-Kindy Tees
- School Faction Polos
- White and Navy Socks
- Girls Navy Pleated skirt
- Reversible Faction Bucket Hats
- School bags
- Woollen Jumpers
They are awaiting the arrival of the following items in January:
- Boys Formal Shorts
All remaining items from 2022 in the old style uniform are still available to purchase online at the reduced prices and will remain so until the end of our transition period.
For contact details and ordering online please head to: https://tudorschooluniforms.com.au/
Uniforms you no longer need?
Important Dates 2023
School Dates 2023
Term 1, 2023
Teachers Return – 30th January
Students Return – 1st Feb
Meet the Teacher Night – 7th Feb
Pupil Free Day – 3rd March
Public Holiday – 6th March
Last Day of Term – 6th April
Term 2, 2023
Pupil Free Day – 24th April
Public Holiday – Anzac Day 25th April
Students Return – 26th April
Public Holiday – 5th June
Last Day of Term – 30th June
Term 3, 2023
Students Return – 17th July
Catholic Day / Pupil Free Day – 18th August
Pupil Free Day – 21st August
Last Day of Term – 22nd September
Term 4, 2023
Students Return – 9th October
Pupil Free Day – 17th November
Students Finish – 8th December
Staff Finish – 15th December
Enrolment Commitment Masses – 18th & 19th February Mass times to be confirmed.
Parent Sacramental Information Session – 14th March 6pm
Parent and Child Workshop– 11th May
School Retreat – 26th 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
Sarah Williams & Maura Killalea
Attention Year 4 Families
Dear Year 4 2022 Parents and Guardians,
Sacred Heart College would like to remind you that Expressions of Interest for Year 7 2025 are due by end of month December 2022. Expressions of Interest can be submitted through our College website and incurs a non-refundable $70 fee on completion. Expression of Interest families will be emailed mid-January indicating the commencement of the application process and next steps.
For more information, please feel free to contact the Sacred Heart College Registrar on 08 9246 8283 or email@example.com before December 14.
Running Club Achievements
The totals are cumulative from when the children started at St Luke’s:
Henry Wesley - 20km Certificate
Matthew Groth - 20km Certificate
Holly Hensworth - 30km Certificate
Liam Geoghegan - 20km Certificate
Lumen Marshall - 20km Certificate
Dion Joyce – 30km Certificate
Amelie Borello - 30km Certificate
Logan Coutts - 20km Certificate
Travis Day – 130km Certificate & 100km Badge
Jensen Decicco – 160km Certificate & 150km Badge
Cara Dunne – 50km Certificate & 50km Badge
Maeya Green – 70km Certificate & 50km Badge
William Groth - 50km Certificate & 50km Badge
Alexia Miranda – 20km Certificate
Davis Natoli – 60km Certificate & 50km Badge
Jacinta Noel – 20km Certificate
Adele Proud – 80km Certificate
Hudson Rego – 50km Certificate & 50km Badge
Jasper Sharpe – 20km Certificate
Eamon Rooney – 50km Certificate & 50km Badge
Peydence Franklin – 20km Certificate
Lillian Boyer – 20km Certificate
Sydney Boyer - 30km Certificate
Alonso Gonzales – 30km Certificate
Judd Marshall – 20km Certificate
James Mratovich – 60km Certificate & 50km Badge
Emily Noel – 20km Certificate
Bryce Proud –120km Certificate & 100km Badge
Hazel Roach – 30km Certificate
Jake Uezzell – 20km Certificate
Scarlett Von Bergheim – 50km Certificate & 50km Badge
Jake Briggs – 190km Certificate & 150km Badge
Charlie Bennett – 20km Certificate
Sam Bennett – 20km Certificate
Isla Cartner - 90km Certificate
Christian Cattaruzza – 30km Certificate
Amelia Coutts - 30km Certificate
Kody Dagostino – 20km Certificate
Charlie Frapple - 20km Certificate
Stefan Indelicato - 20km Certificate
Marc Puca - 30km Certificate
Liam Rego – 80km Certificate – 50km Badge
Ryder Carlino – 90km Certificate
Aoife Dunne - 80km Certificate
Levi Francis – 230km Certificate & Medal
Orley Green – 110km Certificate – 100km Badge
Zack Hanney – 20km Certificate
Lara Logan – 110km Certificate – 100km Badge
Kieran Lydon – 20km Certificate
Grace Melo – 60km Certificate
Audrey Natoli – 70km Certificate & 50km Badge
Amelia Pugliese – 30km Certificate
Florence Roach – 40km Certificate
Spencer Sharpe – 30km Certificate
Faith Will – 30km Certificate
This year the students ran 2235km, which is about the distance from Perth to Coral Bay and return. Since 2016, the students have run 7588km. If you were to drive that distance you could drive from Perth via all the capital cities and end up a the most northern point of Australia – Cape York!
The most km’s run this year was by the year 3’s who clocked up 530km, followed by the year 6’s with 433km and the year 5’s with 395km.
The class that has run the most over the past 7 years are the current year 6’s with 1245km.
And just like that, 2022 has come to an end and what an exciting, busy year it has been in Sport!
Some of the highlights of the year have been the Cross Country Carnival, the first Kindergarten Cross Country and Athletics Carnival, the Faction Athletics Carnival, HIIT mornings, National Health and Physical Education Day, Year Six Lightning Carnivals, and not to mention the Faction Swimming Carnival, which I think will be memorable for all those who attended and braved the rain and wind in late Spring!
Congratulations to Laurence Faction who took out the winning trophy for the Faction Swimming Carnival and it was a fantastic effort by all the students who showed resilience during the day despite the cold and rainy weather.
Running club has finished up for the year and will recommence Friday the 10th, Week Two, Term One. Well done to all the students and parents who came down on Friday mornings to start their day with fresh air and exercise. The milestone badges and medals were given out to students during last Friday’s assembly and the certificates in class. A special mention to Levi Francis who had completed a total of 230km throughout his time at St Luke’s. An amazing effort on his behalf! Also, a thank you to Nicki Francis, who after six years overseeing running club is ‘hanging up’ the running shoes. Nicki introduced Running Club to St. Luke’s in what started with three families, has now grown into hundreds which is fantastic to see and brings the St. Luke’s community together.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents and volunteers that have helped during the year at all the sporting events, whether that was with timing, handing out ribbons, coaching or supplying food to the competitors, you are amazing, and these events wouldn’t run smoothly without your constant support and help.
Have a safe, restful, and joyous Christmas and New Year.
Looking forward to what 2023 brings in Sport at St Luke’s.
Physical Education Specialist
Message from the P&F
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.
Congratulations to the students who received merit awards at our last 2 assemblies.
Hip Hip Hooray!
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.
After School Care
Summer Reading Quest
The Summer Reading Quest has been created by WA Public Libraries for WA children. The City of Joondalup Libraries are excited to be participating in this initiative. The more children we can get reading over Summer, the better!
The Summer Reading Quest (SRQ) will run during December and January and is open to children of all ages. Children can participate by completing the Reading Log and/or lots of fun literacy activities. All they need to do is pick up an SRQ booklet from their local Library and record their reading throughout the Summer. Everyone goes in the draw to win lots of fabulous prizes!
The Summer Reading Quest starts on Thursday 1 December 2022