St Luke's Catholic Primary
NEWSLETTER | 8TH JUNE 2023
Message From The Principal
Dear Parents & Caregivers,
Over the past few weeks, we have had a high number of absentees due to illness. Thank you for keeping your children home when they are unwell. I'm sure this has assisted in stopping the spread of sickness across our school.
Dads and children are looking forward to the Camp at Dwellingup this weekend. This a wonderful opportunity to connect with your child and make memories to last a lifetime. Many thanks to Blaise and his team from the Fathering Group who have organised this event.
Every day immediately after lunch we have timetabled dedicated Mindfulness where the students are taught different skills to help them grow in gratitude, resilience and positivity. To supplement what we are doing at school, please find below a gratitude discussion game you may wish to play with your children at night. All you need is a dice and the image below. Take it in turns to roll the dice and then answer the question which corresponds to the number on the face of the dice. Click here for a link to an online dice.
Fr Stan our new parish priest has already been to the school to meet staff. He is keen to engage with the school community on many levels. We look forward to walking together with Fr Stan to help guide our students, staff and families in their faith journey.
Teachers are busy assessing and writing school reports which will go out online through Seqta on Wednesday 28th June. Whilst we value reports, now is a timely reminder that a school report does not define your level of success in life. Schooling is a partnership between school and home and every child will learn and achieve at their own rate. If children feel happy and are safe, they will learn. As we work together, we can guide our children to be responsible citizens, who are collaborative, creative, cooperative, compassionate, caring, connected critical thinkers who will make a difference in the world.
Kiss & Drive Update
For our Capital Development Plan to progress further, a traffic engineer has assessed the impact on traffic flow. Our current Kiss & Drive arrangements are:
Church Kiss & Drive
- Same way traffic morning and afternoon.
- Entry only from Parkside Ramble morning and afternoon.
- Cars exit left onto Duffy Tce only.
Top Car Park Kiss & Drive
- Same way traffic morning and afternoon.
- Always enter from Duffy Terrace, near the church.
- Left lane is for drive through bypass only.
- Right lane is for pick up and drop off of students. (This will allow cars to enter into the left lane when 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.
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.
A beautiful double rainbow appeared over the school carpark last week after a storm, reminding us that there is always a rainbow after rain!
Message from the Assistant Principals
Mid Year Reports
SEQTA accounts have been emailed to all families new to the school and to all Pre Primary parents at the beginning of the school year or at enrolment. Please note that you will only have 7 days to register your account after receiving the email.
If you have not yet received your new log-in details, have forgotten your log-in details or have any other issues, please contact the office via email@example.com
Welcome Father Stan
Thank you to Father Dat and Father George who have filled in at the church during the transition period.
Three students from the Faith Ministry were also selected to represent St Luke's at the Archbishop's Life Link Launch. Congratulations to Oskar, Scarlett and Amelie for representing the school so beautifully.
Your child will be coming home with an individual photo envelope this week for you to place an order. Please keep this envelope in a safe place for your child to bring with them on the day of their photo. All envelopes need to be returned even if you are not ordering photos.
How to Order
- Photos can be ordered online at www.3p.net.au or;
- Place the correct amount of money in the photo envelope provided.
- For any orders placed after the photo day, a late fee will be applied.
- The school's shoot key is : FN3T95K
- Please ensure you child's hair is neat and tidy.
- Years 1-6: As we are transitioning from the old uniform to the newuniform, we understand that not everyone will own a new formal uniform, however, please opt to wear the new formal uniform if you have purchased it. We will do our best to make the class photo look as balanced as possible. Jumpers and closed in black shoes are required.
- Kindy students: please wear the Kindy coloured T-Shirt, no jumpers required for photo.
- Will be taken before and after school on these days.
- Please only order the sibling photos on the eldest child's photo envelope.
- Students will not be collected from class.
- Year 6 students who are having sibling photos, may wish to consider that they are wearing leaver’s shirts on Friday and formal uniform on Monday, when choosing when they have their sibling photo taken.
Delivery of Photos
- Orders will be delivered to the school. You will be advised by SMS when they are distributed to students. Any absent children will receive theirs upon return to school.
- Digital Downloads will be available at www.3p.net.au after delivery.
- All queries regarding the photos please contact 3P Photography on 9250 6244.
Please see below for the photo schedules. Please note these times are estimated and may be subject to change.
Friday 16th June
Monday 19th June
National Reconciliation Week Incursion
Action for Happiness: Happier Kinder Together
Sarah Williams & Kristy Graffin
Congratulations to our Week 6 Merit Award recipients.
Friday 23rd June- Interschool Cross Country
Every Wednesday morning at 8:10am (weather pending) – HIIT Club
Every Thursday morning at 7:45am (weather pending) – Running Club
In Week Five the Kindergarten – Year Six Cross Country events were held. The students’ spirits were high, and their energy was contagious throughout the day. Every single student tried their best, and there was significant competition between the runners. I was very proud of the fantastic displays of sportsmanship on the day with students celebrating those who came first, second and last. In the end McSweeney came away with the trophy with O’Connor trailing only 35 points behind.
Below are the results from the day:
Last Thursday the Year Six and selected Year Five students participated in the Winter Carnival competing against seven other schools in a day of friendly competition. The students were involved in different sports that included netball, AFL and soccer.
There were many great wins and losses throughout the day with spirits high at the conclusion of the event. Well done to our Girls and Boys AFL teams who competed in the Dockers Cup competition walking away with 2nd place overall.
Performing Arts Festival 2023
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 you would like to watch these dance students perform, tickets will be on sale from July 19, 2023 from the Ticketek website.
We are looking forward to a wonderful festival this year.
Performing Arts Co-ordinator
As calendar dates can be subject to change, please always confirm events by checking our online calendar - https://www.stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au/community-calendar
Week 7Friday 9th June
- Merit Award Assembly 8:45am
Friday 9th-Sunday 11th June
- P&F Fathering Group Father-Son Camp
Monday 12th June
- Pre Primary Excursion
- School Nurse visit for Kindy students
Tuesday 13th June
- School Advisory Council Meeting 6pm
- P&F Meeting 7:30pm in the Library and via Zoom
Thursday 15th June
- Year 2 Liturgy 9:45am
Friday 16th June
- School Photos
- Merit Award Assembly 8:45am
Monday 19th June
- School Photos
Wednesday 21st June
- Kindy Priest Visit- 9:50am
Friday 23rd June
- Interschool Cross Country Carnival
Thursday 29th June
- Whole School Mass- 10:20am
Friday 30th June
- Last day of Term 2
School Social Media
- St Luke's Facebook
- St Luke's P&F
- P&F Fathering Group
- St Luke's Twitter
- St Luke's Instagram- @stlukeswoodvale
- Lulu the St Luke's Dog Instagram- @luluthestlukesdog
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.
Young Engineers Holiday STEM Camp
Students aged 6-15 years are invited to register for the Winter STEM Camp on 6th July. A series of construction-based activities are planned that are tailored to cater to the diverse age range of students. Each activity will be carefully designed to match the students' individual abilities and age groups, ensuring a stimulating and rewarding experience for everyone involved. Young Engineers aim is to create an environment where learning is not only educational but also enjoyable. Register via https://www.trybooking.com/CIXZN
Message from the P&F
Thank you to everyone who has signed up so far to help with deliveries of lunch orders. As you know, this can't work without the help of volunteers, so thank you! There are still spots to fill for the remainder of term. If you can spare some time on a Thursday, please use the link to sign up. https://signup.com/go/qCXMneH
Just a reminder for when ordering through Locavora, to please check you have received a confirmation email from them. If you haven't received one, your order has not been completed.
All instructions to set up your account, load funds and order are on their website. Please reach out to the P&F if you require any further assistance, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next P&F meeting will be held next Tuesday 13th June. All are welcome and encouraged to attend via Zoom or in the school library.
Date: Tuesday 13/06/2023
We would love to see you there.
St Lukes P&F is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Meeting ID: 872 0464 7991
Passcode: 398 749
Mother's Day Raffle
The Mother’s Day stall and raffle on Friday, 12th May was a great success, and we hope all the mums and mother-figures in the community enjoyed the special purchases made.
The lucky winners who received raffle prizes are listed below. Many thanks must go to the following businesses and individuals for their generous donations that made the raffle possible.
Wright Realty Hamper worth $200 (won by Mikayla B in 2W)
Wren Realty Moet & Chardonnay (won by Jacob M in 3W)
Dome Kingsley 2 x $25 vouchers & a bottle of sparkling wine (won by Jacob A in 3B)
Chilli Farms $30 voucher (won by Matilda in PPW)
Go Vita Health Shop goodies pack (won by Alistair T in 5B)
Boulevard Café $50 voucher (won by Sierra in 3B)
Woodvale Pharmacy goodies pack 1 (won by Dani H in 6B)
Woodvale Pharmacy goodies pack 2 (won by Ella T in 4W)
Weigh n’ Pay Eco bottle full of chocolates (won by Willow M in PPW)
Cooking Cravings biscuits (won by Harriet L in KB)
Tilly’s Lights goodies pack 1 (won by Sam in 6W)
Tilly’s Lights goodies pack 2 (won by Zachary in 1G)
Tilly’s Lights goodies pack 3 (won by Lily C in 6W)
Tilly’s Lights goodies pack 4 (won by Amelia C in 6W)
Tilly’s Lights goodies pack 5 (won by Annika in 1G)
Tilly’s Lights goodies pack 6 (won by Tahlia Y in 2B)
Tilly’s Lights goodies pack 7 (won by Amelie B in 3B)
Tilly’s Lights goodies pack 8 (won by Aoife Mae in 1W)
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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/stlukesplaygroup
I hope to see you there.
Congratulations to Scarlett (Year 6) who has been selected as a member of the Western Australian Gymnastics WAG Additional National Levels (Border Challenge) Team for 2023. She will be attending the national competition in Queensland at the end of June. Good luck Scarlett, we know you will do a fabulous job!
Held on the Gold Coast last month, the 2023 Australian Gymnastics Championships saw young men and women from around the country vying for the titles of National Champion: Artistic, Rhythmic, Aerobic, Acrobatic, Trampolining and Tumbling.
Out of 10 girls selected to represent Western Australia in the Level 5 National and U/13 International Tumbling divisions, significantly, 3 came from St Luke’s Catholic Primary School: Sydney, Elia and Mia. Overall, Mia placed fourth and all three girls did family, friends and WA proud in their first national competition. Also among the elite group of competitors was ex-St Luke’s student, Retha (Class of 2019), who won a silver medal for Western Australia in the U/17 Tumbling division.
What an amazing achievement for all these students. Congratulations, girls, from everyone in the St Luke’s community!
We are delighted to inform you that St Luke’s will be participating in the world-renowned ICAS competition this year.
ICAS is an online academic competition that is designed to assess students’ higher order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science, Writing, Spelling Bee and Digital Technologies.
Each assessment celebrates students’ accomplishments by providing opportunities for recognition and development. Every student who participates will receive a printed certificate and an online results report. Top performers will be eligible for medals.
We encourage you to consider entering your child into ICAS this year.
If you wish for your child to participate in ICAS this year, please:
Go to Parent Portal to purchase tests here
Enter our school’s access code – UMW065
Enter your child’s details, select the tests you would like to purchase, then
proceed to payment.
We are proud to offer ICAS and look forward to some fantastic results later in the year. Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you have any questions.
Extra Curricula Clubs
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
School Holiday Programs
WA Police Youth Development Pipe Band
The WA Police Youth Development Pipe Band program, which has been running for two years, is a community engagement initiative by the Western Australia Police Pipe Band. We offer free lessons to children interested in learning the bagpipes or drums. We provide performance opportunities to students who demonstrate the requisite skills to perform with our WAPYDPB' Youth Band Club' (Youth Band). Our Youth Band has previously performed at significant events, including the Police Rangers events, Constable Care Emergency Services Day, a function at Government House, and a concert alongside the Western Australia Police Pipe Band. We are performing in a concert with the WA Youth Orchestra this October.
We operate from the Instrumental Music School Services building in Maylands every Monday evening between 5 pm - 7 pm during the school term. Our beginner group lessons are conducted by members of the Western Australia Police Pipe Band, free of charge. However, families must purchase specific essential equipment (a practice chanter & instruction book for pipers or a pair of sticks and practice pad for drummers).
Spaces in our beginner group lessons are limited; hence potential students will undergo a musical aptitude audition before receiving an offer.
We would like to invite families and students interested in our program to join us on Saturday 8th July from 1pm at Yagan Square. This will provide an excellent opportunity for them to experience our band's performance firsthand and interact with our team.