St Luke's Catholic Primary

NEWSLETTER | 8 DECEMBER 2022

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Congratulations to our Class of 2022!

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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

We are very proud to announce that Lachlan Moses and Harrison Hall have both received music scholarships for next year! Lachlan's scholarship is at Mater Dei College and Harrison's is at Sacred Heart College. This is an outstanding achievement and we are super proud of them both. Congratulations, Lachie and Harrison!

5% School Fee Decrease

At St Luke’s Catholic Primary School we are committed to providing high-quality, Christ-centred, and child-focused education alongside all the additional programs that our families have come to expect, in 2023 and beyond. We offer an important choice in schooling and our fee decrease is part of our commitment to the Woodvale community we serve, as cost of living pressures are impacting families.

Staffing 2023

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:

Maura Killalea

Jill Pollard

Georgia Blyton

Jo Fieldhouse

Annette Barron

Mel Knight

Bonita Muir

Rebecca Longbottom


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:

Angela Papiccio

Nina McIntosh

Silvana Papasergio


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:

Zac Baker

Mark Di Blasi

Jodie Barton

Natalie Vennitti

Emily Orr

Fran Da Rui

Alice O'Hanlon

Christine Collie

Olivia Robertson

Emma Cochrane

Victoria Walker


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.


God bless,


Kerry Hewitson

Principal

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

Just a reminder for Year 6 parents to please print off all of your child's reports from SEQTA by 5pm Monday 12 December; as you will not be able to access reports once your child leaves the school.

Bushfire Evacuation Drill

St Luke's Catholic Primary is in a bushfire risk area. As part of our commitment to safety, the school has a clearly defined bushfire plan. This includes lockdown and evacuation procedures. The school also follows a maintenance plan where guttering and downpipes are cleared regularly, and arborists monitor trees on site on an annual basis. Last week the school participated in a bushfire drill which ran calmly and smoothly. Great job everyone!

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.

Christmas Concert

What a wonderful evening last Friday was, with our Christmas Concert! I wish to congratulate all the children for their singing and dancing. Thank you to Mrs Simmonds for designing the backdrop; Mr Hogan for setting up all the lights and Christmas decorations and thank you to all the staff for preparing the children so well. A special mention and thank you to Mrs Muir and Miss Robertson for preparing the items for each class to perform and the choir, well done!
Christmas Concert 2022

Booklists 2023

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.

Uniform Update

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
  • Skorts
  • Shorts
  • 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:

  • Tracksuits
  • Shirts
  • Blouses
  • 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/

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Uniforms you no longer need?

Laura Hodgen has kindly been researching options for old uniforms to be recycled and repurposed. So if you are not passing them onto other families, please hold onto any items you no longer need. We imagine a lot of families will be buying new uniforms over the holidays and we don’t want all the old ones to be thrown in the bin! If anyone would like to assist in this initiative or has any suggestions / contacts please contact Laura at laurahodgen@outlook.com

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

Sacramental Dates

Enrolment Commitment Masses – 18th & 19th February Mass times to be confirmed.

Parent Sacramental Information Session – 14th March 6pm


CONFIRMATION

Parent and Child Workshop– 11th May

School Retreat – 26th May

Confirmation Masses – 27th May 6pm & 28th May 9.30am


EUCHARIST

Parent and Child Workshop – 16th August

School Retreat – 28th August

Eucharist Masses – 9th September 6pm & 10th September 9.30am


RECONCILIATION

Parent and Child Workshop – 26th October

School Retreat – 1st November

Reconciliation Night – 8th November

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: https://actionforhappiness.org/all-calendars

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Please click here for this week's Kids' Bulletin and activities.

Have a wonderful week, show up and SHINE!


Sarah Williams & Maura Killalea

Assistant Principals

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 registrar@sacredheart.wa.edu.au before December 14.

Sport News

Running Club Achievements

The totals are cumulative from when the children started at St Luke’s:


Kindy

Henry Wesley - 20km Certificate


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Matthew Groth - 20km Certificate


Year 1

Holly Hensworth - 30km Certificate

Liam Geoghegan - 20km Certificate

Lumen Marshall - 20km Certificate


Year 2

Dion Joyce – 30km Certificate

Amelie Borello - 30km Certificate


Year 3

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


Year 4

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


Year 5

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


Year 6

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.

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Thank You!

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.


Kind regards,


Emily Rasmussen

Physical Education Specialist

Message from the P&F

Thank you!

St Luke's Year 6 Graduating Class of 2022 would like to say a huge thank you to the following for their amazing support for their Graduation.


IGA Woodvale

Coles Wanneroo

Jessica Stojkovski

Ian Goodenough

Woolworths Woodvale

Wine Fundraiser

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.

https://wacellars.com.au/fundraising/st-lukes-catholic-primary-school-pf/

Merit Awards

Congratulations to the students who received merit awards at our last 2 assemblies.

Hip Hip Hooray!

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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.

24:7 Woodvale Youth Group Update

2nd and 3rd Friday Nights.

7pm-9pm in the Parish Hall.

Grades 6 to 12.

After School Care

Music Tuition

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Community News

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Please CLICK HERE to see the City of Wanneroo timetable for the upcoming school holiday period,

We will also host an Open Day at Kingsway Indoor Stadium on the 17th December for the whole family!

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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

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