St Luke's Catholic Primary


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Message From The Principal

Dear Parents and Carers

It’s hard to believe we are in Week 4 already. We warmly welcome the new families and staff members who have joined our community this term; Elissa Donegan in Year1 Green, Eddie Gibbs working with students in Year 3 & 4 and Heather Ryan in Year 5 & 6.

On Tuesday as a school, we attended the parish Mass to celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Australia's first saint. On this day, we recall the important role she played in making education accessible for all children. The reverence displayed by the children entering the church and participation in the Mass, particularly the singing, made me feel very proud of our school. Next week we have a whole school Mass to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption.

Term 3 is always full of lots of exciting opportunities for our students to Learn, Love and Serve. Week 5 & 6 are particularly busy.

National Science Week is Australia's annual celebration of science and technology. In Week 5, there will be many opportunities for everyone to dive into this year's theme Innovation: Powering Future Industries.

Miss Robinson is preparing students for the Performing Arts. Our choir will sing at the Vasto Club in Balcatta on Tuesday 22 August. The Year 3 & 5 students will perform at the Convention Centre in the evening on Wednesday 23 August.

We also have Book Week. Mrs Simmonds has planned some great activities involving staff and students with a few surprises in there for everyone! So keep your eye out for communication on Seesaw and our social media platforms.

Year 6 have their school camp at Swan Valley Adventure Centre will take place from 23- 25th August.

Our Year 4 students will make their First Holy Communion on the weekend of 9/10 September. Please keep these children and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

The first Young Vinnies appeal was a huge success with an extraordinary number of donations from the community. We thank everyone for this tangible act of Service to support the marginalised.

A big thank you to all our staff who go above and beyond to support the students in our school in their faith development and learning through so many co-curricula and extra- curricula activities.

Kiss & Drive Update

As per the email sent on the 4 August 2023, please familiarise yourself with our Kiss and Drive procedures:

Church Kiss & Drive

  • Same way traffic at all times, including before / afterschool care and weekends.
  • Entry only from Parkside Ramble at all times.
  • Cars exit left onto Duffy Tce only.
  • Children to exit the car kerbside only.

Top Car Park Kiss & Drive

  • Always enter from Duffy Terrace, near the church.
  • Left lane is for bypass only.
  • Right lane is for pick up and drop off of students. (This will allow cars to enter into the bypass lane after they have dropped children and continue to the exit on Duffy Terrace).
  • Cars can turn either left or right on Duffy Tce from this exit.
  • Children to exit the car kerbside only. Opening car doors onto the bypass lane is dangerous.

Top Car Park:

  • If you wish to park up the top near Whitfords Avenue, you need to enter the school down by the church (top kiss and drive) and use the bypass lane. Please do not enter where cars are exiting up the top, at any time of the day. This is always an exit only.

Please follow these directions at all times of the day, not just during kiss and drive time. This is for the safety of all our community members.

Please see map below for clarification. This information has been communicated with Parish to assist our parishioners. Please ensure you pass this information onto anyone that drops off or picks up your children. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Parking on the footpath on Duffy Terrace is not permitted, as per signage. Students on bicycles are unable to navigate the traffic with cars parked on the footpath. Child safety is a priority at St Luke's and we need the support of all adults in our community to follow these guidelines to protect everyone.

New signage has been ordered for greater clarity. We are investigating speed humps to slow traffic and wheel stoppers to avoid cars encroaching on the footpath at the top of the school.

Thank you to the many families who are following these guidelines.

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God bless,

Kerry Hewitson


Message from the Assistant Principals


Seeing the new uniforms come to life at St Luke's has been wonderful. The feedback from students has been lovely to hear too! Walking around classrooms, we have seen some students mix and match the old and the new, the formal with a sport jacket, long sleeved shirts under the formal shirt and even some summer dresses. Please do not do this. As we are in Term 3, it is winter uniform, which is either the old style pinafore or new uniform, both require the formal jumper. Sport jackets are not to be worn with the formal uniform. Summer dresses are only to be worn in Term 1 and 4.

We are wanting to improve the overall appearance and standards for St Luke's. We have a beautiful new, high quality uniform, so let's wear it with pride and help our school to look great! Thank you for your efforts and assistance with this matter.

Welcome Mass for Father Stan

Father Stan will be formally welcomed to St Luke's Catholic Church with a special mass on Sunday 27th August at 9:30am, followed by a morning tea. He is a regular presence around the school and has quickly become an important member of our school and parish community. We would love to see lots of families attending the mass and morning tea to give Father Stan a warm welcome. If you could contribute a plate to share, it would be very much appreciated by the parish.

Children's Liturgy

Our St Luke's Parish have been discussing the idea to recommence Children's Liturgy at the Sunday 9.30am Mass. Fr Stan and the Children's Liturgy coordinators are wanting to gauge if this is something that our families would support by attending. Please indicate here if you would attend Children's Liturgy on Sunday mornings with your children: Yes or No

BYOD 1 -1 iPads Years 4 - 6

We will be meeting with JBHIFI and our IT partners, IT Dynamics to discuss devices for 2024. We will send home further information to our Year 3 families next week. We also plan to have an information night for parents to provide you all with an opportunity to have any questions answered. For families who are currently in our BYOD and want to upgrade their child's device, we will provide a link to our educational pricing in our next newsletter.

St Luke's in the Spotlight!

Some of our students may remember taking part in a photo shoot earlier this year. We received some fantastic images and are very proud to see them on display in the community. You may have seen our students featured on the Tudor Uniforms or CEWA websites. Some of the photos are also on display on the front office TV and have been receiving wonderful feedback from everyone who sees them!

Pupil Free Days

A reminder that Friday 18th and Monday 21st August are Pupil Free Days as the staff undertake Professional Learning and their annual Catholic Day. We hope families enjoy the mid Term 4 long weekend, providing you all with some quality family time.

Lost Property

Please remember to label everything with your child's first and last name including uniform items, lunch boxes, water bottles... even shoes! You would be surprised what turns up in the office. If it has a name we return it immediately.

Action for Happiness: Happier Kinder Together

Getting absorbed in a new activity is a great way to boost your wellbeing. 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.

Have a wonderful end to your week.... and an even better weekend!

Sarah Williams & Kristy Graffin

Assistant Principals

Merit Awards

Congratulations to our Week 2 Merit Award recipients.

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Science Week 12th-18th August

The theme for this year is, ‘Innovation: Powering Future Industries’. There are so many innovations that have changed our lives from the wheel, the printing press, lightbulb, automobiles, computers, cellular phones, internet, bagless vacuum cleaner, iPhones, internet, PC/laptop computers, email, DNA testing and sequencing/human genome mapping, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), microprocessors, fibre optics, office software (spreadsheets/word processors), non-invasive laser/robotic surgery (laparoscopy), liquid crystal display (LCD), GPS systems, online shopping/e-commerce/auctions (e.g., eBay), large- scale wind turbines, social networking via the Internet, bio fuels, bar codes and scanners, ATMs and many more. During the class lessons, we will be having a look at ways that planes have changed since Wilbur and Orville Wright’s initial designs to today’s rockets and complete a hands-on activity. Students will also get the chance to have some fun competitions each day during the break times.

We want our students to be innovators too, so on Wednesday we are asking them to think of a different way to bring their lunch to school (not just in their normal lunch box). If you would like to be involved with an online national project, then go onto and look at the science of bioacoustics to vote for your favourite call in the wild. To all of our St Luke’s families that are involved in Science, we hope you all have a special week.

Tania Farcich

Science Teacher

Book Week 19th-25th August

We would like to invite you to join in our Book Week celebrations!

The theme this year is “Read, Grow, Inspire”

Dress Up Assembly- Tuesday 22nd August at 8:45am

Our Parade is always a highlight for families (and staff… wait until you see what they’re wearing this year!). Please do not feel you need to buy a costume for your child. Book Week costumes are not about spending money but about using what you have & having some fun! A quick Google search will provide many great ideas if you’re stuck.

Book Fair- Tuesday 22nd to Friday 25th August

Please check your P&F Newsletter for information. This is a wonderful opportunity to browse the latest children’s books and even get in some early Christmas shopping! Proceeds go to the St Luke’s P&F to provide resources for all our students.

SHHHHH! Something special is happening!

In honour of Book Week, the St Luke’s Staff have a Secret Plan! Check Seesaw on Monday 21st August at 6.45pm to find out!!

Leone Simmonds

Library Co-ordinator

Mini Vinnies Toiletry and Beanie Appeal

The first Mini Vinnies appeal was a huge success, with a staggering number of donations being collected. Thank you very much to the St Luke's community for your support, the items collected will go a long way to supporting the vulnerable in our community.

Sport News

Important Dates

Thursday 31st August- Final Jumps and Throws Years 3-6

Friday 1st September- Year 6 Spring Carnival

Wednesday 6th September- Kindy Athletics Carnival

Friday 8th September- PP-Year 6 Faction Athletics Carnival

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

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

Performing Arts Festival 2023

Year 3 & 5 Dance

This year, the Choir and Year 3 & 5 dance students will be performing an item at the Catholic Performing Arts Festival.

If you would like to watch the dance students perform, tickets will be on sale from July 19, 2023 from the Ticketek website.

Choir tickets are available via Try Booking on the Spirit of the Arts website: from the 7th July 2023. Adults: $4.00 and Children (school aged, not performing) $3.00. There will not be any door sales.

We are looking forward to a wonderful festival this year.

Olivia Robertson

Performing Arts Co-ordinator

Upcoming Dates

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

Week 4

Friday 11th August
  • Merit Award Assembly 8:45am

Week 5

  • Science Week

Tuesday 15th August

  • Whole School Mass 9:00am- The Feast of the Assumption of Mary
  • School Advisory Council Meeting 6:00pm
  • P&F Meeting in the Library and via Zoom 7:30pm
Wednesday 16th August
  • 4W Eucharist Parent/ Child Workshop 5:00pm
  • 4B Eucharist Parent/ Child Workshop 6:15pm
Friday 18th August
  • Pupil Free Day

Week 6

  • Book Week

Monday 21st August

  • Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 22nd August
  • Book Week Costume Parade 8:45am
  • Years 2-6 Choir Catholic Performing Arts Festival Performance at Vasto Club Balcatta 12:30-3:00pm
Wednesday 23rd August
  • Year 6 Camp
  • Year 3 & 5 Dance Catholic Performing Arts Festival Rehearsal at Convention Centre 7:45-10:00am
  • Year 3 & 5 Dance Catholic Performing Arts Festival Performance at Convention Centre 4:30-9:30pm
Thursday 24th August
  • Year 6 Camp
Friday 25th August
  • Year 6 Camp

Week 7

Monday 28th August

  • Eucharist Retreat in School Hall
Tuesday 29th August
  • 2W Excursion to Buckingham House
Wednesday 30th August
  • Year 3 Excursion to AQWA
Thursday 31st August
  • 2B Excursion to Buckingham House
  • Year 4 Reconciliation Liturgy 10:10am
  • Final Jumps and Throws Years 3-6
Friday 1st September
  • Father's Day Breakfast
  • Year 6 Spring Carnival
  • Year 1 Father's Day Assembly 8:45am

Week 8

Tuesday 5th September

  • Year 5 Girls Night in the Library 6:00pm
Wednesday 6th September
  • Kindy Athletics Carnival 1:15-1:45pm
Thursday 7th September
  • Year 5 Boys Night in the Library 6:00pm
Friday 8th September
  • PP-Year 6 Faction Athletics Carnival
Saturday 9th September
  • Eucharist Mass 6:00pm
Sunday 10th September
  • Eucharist Mass 9:30am

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

Red Nose Day Stall

St Luke's is proud to support the 35th annual Red Nose Day this coming Friday the 11th of August. Every dollar raised helps save little lives, support grieving families, and support ground-breaking research. We'd love to see you at the Red Nose merchandise stall before assembly on Friday where all your favourite Red Nose merchandise will be available, including the brand-new Wiggles plushie toys! Card and cash are payments available on the day. Not wanting to buy anything but still want to help out?! Donations can be made directly to the Red Nose stall on Friday, or via
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Book Fair

As our Year 6 classes will be on camp during Book Week, priority will be given to our Year 6s on the Tuesday for looking and purchasing books. The Library will be open during the week for the whole school to attend to look at the Book Fair. Purchases can only be made with a guardian present.

The opening times are below. We will also add an additional opening time straight after the Book Week Parade (Tuesday AM) for parents wishing to purchase books without their child present.

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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

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Congratulations to Stefan who recently represented St Luke's at the Catholic Performing Arts Festival. He performed a very moving piano solo and received wonderful feedback from the adjudicators.
Maximilian had a once in a lifetime experience recently, participating in the Youth Programme for the FIFA Women's World Cup. He joined in the pre-match ceremony and walked onto the field with the players from Denmark.

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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Hot Chocolates served after Mass this weekend!!!

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 Stan 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.

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24:7 Youth Ministry Woodvale

Youth Group Report

Last Friday at Youth group we held another games night to commemorate to the beginning of term 3. We had 33 wonderful young people to build relationships with and to enjoy the evening with lots of games and fun. We also introduced the new term theme, “Sainthood and the Sacraments” which we are excited to break open. We explained how we can achieve Sainthood by learning and engaging in the Sacraments frequently. Firstly, we will be looking at the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and then we will be looking at the Sacrament of the Eucharist. We also discussed how we are going to have an encounter night; this will be a time of reflection, prayer and a time to really connect with Jesus.

Non Youth Group Activities

There were no leadership catch-ups or youth masses last week however, we will be holding a youth Mass very soon on the 20th of August which we are very much looking forward to.

Next Youth Group

Next fortnight we will be having our first content filled night and introducing the Sacrament of Reconciliation and how this can lead us to Sainthood. One of our youth ministers will be speaking on this topic. Make sure to join us for a great night!

After School Care

Music Tuition

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Community News

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Servite College

We would like to let you know that our Orientation Day for current Year 6 students will be held on Friday 3 November - please add it to your calendar! We will be sending a 'Save the Date' to families in the coming weeks.

The Year 7 2025 intake is filling quickly, get your applications in now. We are also welcoming applications for 2026 and 2027.

The next Open Day is Thursday 7 September, register online at

Kingsway Junior Basketball Competition

City of Wanneroo are thrilled to announce the launch of our brand-new Junior Basketball competition. This exciting initiative aims to satisfy the growing need for competitive basketball opportunities among young athletes, fostering their skills and providing another avenue for individuals to participate in a dynamic and engaging sport within the community.

In keeping with our commitment to inclusivity, the Junior Basketball competition welcomes players of all skill levels. We encourage newcomers to join and experience the joy of basketball, while more experienced players can challenge themselves and refine their abilities.

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