St Luke's Catholic Primary

NEWSLETTER | 10 NOVEMBER 2022

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Our Year 3 students have been practising for the Remembrance Day Assembly tomorrow morning, we hope you are able to join us for this very special occasion.

Message From The Principal

Grandparent's Day

One of the highlights for me this term has been Grandparent's Day. On Thursday our Year Four students led us in a very reflective liturgy acknowledging the gift that grandparents are to us. This was followed by visits to classrooms, coffee and scones and the Year 3 dance performance. There was a positive vibe and a real sense of community felt by all who were at school. It was lovely to see the grandparents engaging with their grandchildren and sharing in their learning journey here at St Luke’s. We plan to make this an annual event on our school calendar.

Grandparent's Day 2022

Swimming Carnival

Our Swimming Carnival for Years 4-6 will be held next Thursday 17th November at the Craigie Leisure Centre. We hope lots of parents can join us for the day or part thereof. Our sincere thanks to those who have already volunteered to assist on the day.

Staff Professional Development

On Tuesday, after school, we welcomed the staff from St Elizabeth's CP to join us for some professional networking and an opportunity to moderate work samples within each year group and specialist area. Our Education Assistants also enjoyed an insightful session on Numeracy that was facilitated by Mrs Martin. We look forward to continuing this initiative with St Elizabeth's CP in 2023.

Class Requests for 2023

At this time of year, staff are busy assessing student learning and preparing to write reports. In addition, time will be spent preparing class lists for 2023. For those parents who have a genuine request for consideration for their child which does not include choosing a teacher or for a child to be in a class with a particular student(s) you are asked to send an email to me by Wednesday 16th November.

Annual Community Meeting

All members of our St Luke's community are invited to our Annual Community Meeting which this year takes the form of a sundowner. The School Advisory Council and Parents & Friends will present their annual reports and voting for new members will take place. This evening is also an opportunity to say thank you to all who have volunteered in various capacities throughout 2022. Don’t forget to RSVP so we can cater for everyone. RSVP LINK HERE

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Hello Highschool!


Moving from primary school to high school can bring enormous change for young people and parents. This move can be exciting and fun, but it can also invite overwhelm, stress and anxiety, especially if young people do not feel adequately equipped with tools and strategies needed to transition more confidently.


Yesterday our Year 6 students went to Liwara Catholic Primary School to spend a day with Claire Eaton, Author and Presenter of Hello High School. Claire shared her Hello High School presentation with students during the day and their parents in the evening.


Key takeaways for our students:

  1. Manage their mindset and understand emotions
    (Discover how the quality of our thoughts impact emotions, simple ways to think well, be self-aware, notice self-talk and learn tools to turn thoughts and emotions around)
  2. Think in helpful ways and use perspective wisely
    (Explore tween-friendly switch strategies which help high schoolers maintain perspective, work with their emotions and be kind to themselves on their new adventure)
  3. Handle change, challenges, setbacks, and success
    (Discuss the power of stories, facts and beliefs which can help or hinder high school happiness, especially in tough times)
  4. Get sorted, feel organised and learn to be more productive
    (Share practical routines, rituals and time-tested ways to get work done and feel good)
  5. Find their 'fit', build healthy friendships and stay true to themselves
    (Learn the Three L’s to foster harmony and ways to stay true to you, even if everyone is hustling for popularity)


The feedback from the day was that it was 'incredibly useful, worthwhile and enjoyable time was had by all'. For further information, Claire’s books for teens may be a useful resource: ROC and RISE and Hello High School.

Students not returning in 2023

Student positions at St Luke's are highly sought after in the community. If you are not returning to St Luke's in 2023 please notify the office as soon as possible by emailing admin@stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au. Thank you.

Kind regards,


Mrs Kerry Hewitson

Principal

Message from the Assistant Principals

BYOD Portal Years 4 - 6 in 2023

For any parents wishing to purchase an iPad for 2023, please find the discounted pricing via this portal link https://www.jbeducation.com.au/byod/?code=stlukeswa2023. The Gen 10 iPad has been recently released by Apple and will be available at a discounted price via this link by next Monday. For now, you will see the Gen 9 iPads only. You are welcome to purchase the Gen 9 or the Gen 10 for next year.


There are optional extras on this portal link which you are welcome to purchase, such as, headphones, covers, keyboards and a stylus. Please note that the Year 5 and 6 students will not require headphones as these are included on your booklist. All students are strongly encouraged to have a keyboard with their iPad.


Apple are not allowing JBHIFI to pre-configure the iPads anymore, so this means that ALL iPads, whether they are new or pre-used, will need to be dropped off to school for us to enrol them in our JAMF management system. If you could please have these dropped off at the office by the 12th of December, we will endeavour to have them back to you by the end of the week. You are welcome to drop them off earlier if that is more convenient too. Please bring them to the office clearly labelled with your child’s name.


If you would like to bring in your own iPad for the BYOD program, please ensure it is at least a Gen 9 with no less than 64GB of storage. These also need to be dropped off (completely wiped and not signed into iCloud) by the 12th of December so that we can enrol them.


If your order hasn’t arrived by the end of Week 10, we will enrol your child’s device in the first week of next year. Please just ensure it is restored to its factory settings and not signed into iCloud when handing it into the front office.


Here is a handbook with further information regarding the portal and the links that Nathan (ITDynamics) spoke to the parents about at the BYOD Parent information Evening. We trust you find these useful.


JBHIFI BYOD Handbook

ITDynamics Screen Time Set Up

ITDynamics Family Sharing

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

We look forward to officially unveiling our new school uniform at this year's ACM Sundowner on the 23rd of November.


As previously mentioned, we will have a 2 year transition period where the old uniform will be accepted. 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.


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
  • Jumpers (due in stock 21st Nov)
  • Reversible Faction Bucket Hats
  • School bags


If you would like to try on for size, the following sizing kits are available:

  • Boys Formal Navy Shorts
  • Woollen Jumpers


We are still 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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After School Robotics Clubs

We have had an overwhelming response to our Beginning and Advanced Engineering Clubs that began this term! The feedback from the students has been all very positive. We look forward to continuing this program in 2023.

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Thank you!

Our St Luke's Feast Day Market Stalls were a huge success raising $2620 for the Sisters of Mercy. Thank you to everyone involved in making our St Luke's Feast Day such a wonderful day! Well done!

Preloved Soft Toys for Brother Olly's Wheelchairs for Kids

Brother Olly is seeking ongoing donations of preloved soft toys. Every wheelchair is accompanied by a soft toy, to brighten the lives of disadvantaged children in Australia and overseas. Please send your unwanted preloved soft toys to Year Four Blue. Thank you for your support.


Trish Main

Year 4 Blue Teacher

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St Vinnies 2022 Christmas Appeal

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a Catholic organisation that aspires to live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy.


For our Term 4 Social Justice initiative, our school will again be working alongside our St Luke’s Parish to collect food to make up Christmas hampers. The hampers will be distributed by St Vinnies to those families in our community who are less fortunate than ourselves.


We ask that you bring in the following:

KINDY

Tinned Baked Beans, Tinned Spaghetti, Christmas Napkins, Bon Bons

PRE-PRIMARY

Christmas Cake, Christmas Pudding, Fruit Mince Pies

YEAR 1

Chocolates, Lollies, Potato Chips, Corn Chips

YEAR 2

Long Life Milk, Long Life Custard, Tinned Fruit, Savoury Biscuits, Sweet Biscuits

YEAR 3

Tomato Sauce, Pasta – Penne, Shells, Spirals, Dry Spaghetti, Pasta Sauce

YEAR 4

Weetbix, Long Grain Rice, Simmer Sauce for Rice, Tinned Fish,

YEAR 5

Jam or Peanut Butter or Vegemite, Tinned Vegetables, Four Bean Mix

YEAR 6

Fruit Juice, Tea Bags, Coffee, 2 Minute Noodles (5 pack)


All donations are due by Tuesday 29th November (Week 8)


Thank you for your support of this wonderful initiative.

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 & Kristy Graffin

Assistant Principals

Christmas Concert- 2nd December

We are excited to announce this year's Christmas Concert will be another wonderful affair! We will have performances from all classes from Kindy to Year 6. Please be mindful that all children from K-6 are expected to attend this event. In some classes, an absent student can affect the dance choreography and let the class down. Thank you for your understanding.


Families can start setting up their picnics from 5pm and the concert will run from 6.30 - 7.30pm.


Students are encouraged to wear their own Christmas themed clothing and accessories. This can be as simple as wearing a Christmas shirt, a Santa hat or any Christmas coloured clothing (red, green, white, silver or gold). Pre-Primary students are also encouraged to wear shorts to go with the theme of their item. Please make sure that these are appropriate and comfortable enough for students to move in.


It is sure to be a wonderful evening!


Olivia Robertson

Performing Arts Specialist

Sport News

Running Club

Running club starts up again this Friday at 7:45am. We look forward to seeing you all down at the oval. What a great way to start the day!

Before School HIIT Session

In Week Six, on Tuesday the 15th and Wednesday the 16th, Miss R will be running a HIIT class and a Dance HIIT class before school at 8:10am on the grass near the undercover area. All years are welcome to come along and participate.

These ‘pop up’ fitness classes are a great way to start the day so come along and join in the fun.

Hope to see you there!

Faction Swimming Carnival

The Swimming Carnival will take place next Thursday the 17th November at Craigie Leisure Centre. The Carnival will involve all students from Years 4-6.


We rely on parent volunteers to make this day run smoothly so if you are able to assist with timing/handing out ribbons/marshalling on the day can you please email emily.rasmussen@cewa.edu.au


There is no Interschool Swimming Carnival this year.

Important Dates

  • November 17th – Faction Swimming Carnival (Years 4-6)
  • November 24th – Summer Carnival (Year 6)

Kind regards,

Emily Rasmussen

Physical Education Specialist

Message from the P&F

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Playgroup

You can find us every Friday in the Kindy Blue (middle) classroom from 8.45am until approximately 10.30am.


Come along and meet some other St Luke’s families, and let the children play in the classroom (and the playground, weather permitting).


Please bring your child’s water bottle, snacks (no nuts) and a hat for outdoor play.


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.


Melinda

Playgroup Coordinator

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/

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These gorgeous red glasses were found at the end of last term. They are currently at the front office awaiting collection.

Upcoming Dates

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 6

Wednesday 16th November

· Kindy City of Joondalup Library visit


Thursday 17th November

· Swimming Carnival Year 4-6


Week 7

Monday 21st November

· Year 3 Advent Liturgy 8:45am


Wednesday 23rd November

· Kindy School Nurse Visit

· Year 5/6 High School Musical Excursion

· Annual Community Meeting (ACM) 6:00-8:00pm


Thursday 24th November

· Summer Carnival Year 6

· Year 4 SHINE Escape Room Excursion


Friday 25th November

· Merit Award Assembly

· Constable Care Incursion Years 1-6


Week 8

Monday 28th November

· Year 5 Leadership Retreat

· Year 2 Advent Liturgy 8:45am


Wednesday 30th November

· Keyed Up music concert 3:30pm

· Kindy 2023 Parent Information Evening 6:00-7:00pm


Thursday 1st December

· Kindergarten 2023 Move-up Morning 9:00am


Friday 2nd December

· Merit Award Assembly

· Carols Night 5:00pm (picnic) 6:30pm (concert)


Week 9

Monday 5th December

· PP-Year 6 Move-up Morning 9:00am

· ‘R U Legal’ Year 6, 11:00am


Tuesday 6th December

· Year 1 Advent Liturgy 8:45am

· Year 6 Life Skills Programme


Wednesday 7th December

· Year 6 Graduation Thanksgiving Mass 10:00am

· Year 6 Graduation events 9:00am-4:00pm


Thursday 8th December

· Year 6 Adventure World Excursion


Friday 9th December

· PP-Year 6 Movies Excursion

· Last day of term/year

Merit Awards

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

Hip Hip Hooray!

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Noah is Hitting the High Notes!

Congratulations to Noah Chau who received a certificate of Excellence in the Instrumental Strings (Primary Solo) in the Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival. Noah entered his item online this year. He will be receiving his certificate at assembly tomorrow morning. Bravo, Noah! Keep up the great work.

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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