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Feast of St Mary MacKillop of the Cross – 8th August

Most loving God, we thank you for the example of St Mary MacKillop, who in her living of the Gospel, witnessed to the dignity of each person. She faced life’s challenges with faith and courage. Inspired by her example, may we be led by your Spirit to reach out to our brothers and sisters. Give us generous hearts to respond to the cries of those who are poor in our community and in our world. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.



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

6 August

  • School Census Day
  • Merit Assembly
  • Bogan Bingo Night (Doors Open 7pm)

9 August

  • Science Week

10 August

  • School Nurse Visit (Kindy Screening)
  • Year 5 Numero Incursion
  • P&F Meeting

11 August

  • Year 4 Retreat

12 August

  • State Cross Country @ UWA
  • Year 5 Mass

13 August

  • Footy Fan Dress Up Day
  • Year 6 Puberty talk
  • Student Leadership Assembly

14 &15 August

  • Eucharist Celebrations


August 8th: Feast day of Blessed Mary MacKillop, Australia’s first Saint.

St Mary MacKillop was canonised on 17 October, 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI in Rome. As Australia’s first Saint, and her way of living the Gospel, Mary MacKillop invites us to reflect on our own response to the Gospel call – what is your response to those most in need in our community?

As part of our school vision, we endeavour every day to encourage our students to live out their Christian beliefs which encompass the general good societal values of every Australian citizen. To support this, we try to focus more clearly and regularly on the St Luke’s values of our School. In learning through Christ, we focus on the values of: Inclusiveness, Forgiveness, Service, Attentiveness, Courage, Loyalty and Personal Best.

Last week I attended the Catholic Primary Principal’s Association Conference where principals from all over WA came together to listen to a variety of ideas and speakers exploring the theme – Don’t let a good crisis go to waste - specifically the effects of COVID 19, technology and an overcrowded curriculum on education and the wellbeing and the mental health crisis in Australia and the world.

Pasi Sahlberg was one of our Keynote Speakers who really got the discussion going through the room - here he is talking about the value of play in education:

I have noted that there are still some students who are regularly not wearing the correct uniform: hair styles should be appropriate school styles and length. Appropriate jewellery consists of a watch, a chain with a cross or religious symbol and one small sleeper or stud in each ear correct shoes for sport uniform and school uniform days.

Wearing the correct school uniform helps to instil pride in our School and sends a powerful message of respect for the values of our school community. I appreciate your full support in all of these matters. There is also a very large pile of unclaimed school clothing sitting in our Lost Property box in the office. Please check that you have the correct jacket and hat and make sure your child’s name is clearly marked on all uniform items.

I wish to thank staff and the many parents who congratulated me on my new Principal appointment. For those who don’t know, it takes an hour and a half to school and an hour and forty-five minutes to get home. My new travelling time will be 20 minutes.

A reminder that Monday, 16 and Tuesday, 17 August are Pupil Free Days.

God Moments!

  • Seeing Zoe and Lucas (PPW) in Mrs Williams' office sharing their excitement in learning all about 3D shapes! Way to go kids!
  • Watching our staff interact with the students – we see Jesus in action in 2021.
  • Seeing Lulu our wellness dog, wag her tail to say hello, which makes us all smile.
  • Observing the Year 4 students prepare for First Holy Communion.
  • Seeing all the beautiful natives blooming in our school grounds. Thanks Mr Hogan for the pride you take in your work everyday!
Look forward to seeing you this Friday evening for our P&F event.

Andrew Kelly



Science of Reading Professional Development

Last Saturday, a group of highly dedicated teachers headed out to Edith Cowan University for a day of professional development around the Science of Reading. The day assisted in further developing our skills in all aspects of the reading code. It was an incredibly motivating day which reinforced, challenged and excited us all! Thank you to all our wonderful teachers at St Luke's who constantly go above and beyond to continually improve in their practice for the betterment of our students.

Mater Dei Students Incursion

On Monday we were delighted to have the students from Mater Dei College entertain us with a music and dancing extravaganza! The sport teachers also came along to highlight the football and basketball programs that are offered at the college. This was a most enjoyable incursion and we thank Mater Dei for coming along.

Mrs B - Our Resident Author!

Huge shout out to our very own resident author - MRS BEVERIDGE (Mrs B) and her son Lachie for their awesome achievement in publishing their own book! Mrs Beveridge, who is the founder of Paint Me A Rainbow Autism Awareness WA, said she wanted to raise awareness of the link between anxiety and autism and to teach children to remember to breathe when these feelings arise. To read more about this wonderful book or to purchase a copy please Click Here! Congratulations, Mrs Beveridge!

2021 Performing Arts Festival

It is that time of year again when we get to shine the dancing spotlight on our Year 3 and Year 5 students in our Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival! Mrs Muir sent home a letter this week to all Year 3 and Year 5 families outlining all you need to know about the performance, as well as, information regarding buying your tickets. We are super excited to see these performances as we know how hard these classes have been rehearsing. Thank you to Mrs Muir for all her efforts in preparing the students. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with Mrs Muir:

Book Week

Each year since 1945 the CBCA has brought children and books together across Australia through Book Week. During this time schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children’s authors and illustrators.

We will be celebrating Book Week in the Library from Mon 23rd – Fri 27th August. The P&F will be running their annual Book Fair (they will provide more info on this soon) and the school will be having our annual “Dress Up” Day. Children can dress as their favourite book character or something book related and join in the fun!

Theme: Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds

Dress Up Day & Parade: Tuesday 24th August

If you have some great news or any achievements to share in the newsletter, we would love to hear from you:

Sarah Williams & Maura Killalea


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Year 4 Science Excursion to Mater Dei College

Last Friday, Year 4 were invited to Mater Dei College to be a part of a secondary science experience. Mr Stuart Whelan and the science staff and students led the Year Four's in some excellent engaging activities. The Year Four's experimented with microscopes, electrical connections and had some fun racing against the clock to pour liquids into beakers.

2021 August School Census

The annual School Census is scheduled for Friday, 6 August 2021.

If your child is absent on this day please ensure you notify the school via the absentee portal on our website using Quicklinks - Absentee icon.

Students not returning in 2022

Student positions at St Luke's are highly sought after in the community. If you are not returning to St Luke's in 2022 please notify the office as soon as possible by emailing

Thank you


Congratulations to this Week's Merit Award Winners


Tahli D'Amico

Joshua Mills

Mia Gower

Lukas Zjacic

Addison Bekink


River Savellano

Layla Sheppard

Patrick Tunnicliffe


Maddison Capolingua

Alexandra Pudelek

Jacob Mills


Edward Metaxas

Isabella Tomasso

Ella Watson


Maeya Green

Martin Nguyen


Logan Coutts

Emma Spies

Chloe Vivarelli


Hunter Forbes

Amelie Laws

Mia Uusimaki


Archer Arslanoski

Sydney boyer

Tex Harvey


Amelia Coutts

Kody D'Agostino

Liam Rego


Penelope Miller

Lily Dale


Eva Mlinar

Mason Magistro

Grace Melo


Elodie Metaxas

Jude England

Lachlan Moses


Isabelle Drozdz

Liam Joyce

Georgina Mackle


Zach Richardson

Tate Edmonds

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One Big Voice

Our Choir will be performing during the matinee session of the One Big Voice Festival Concert in Week 5 on Friday, August 20th. We will leave school by bus for a rehearsal prior to the concert. Those parents who wish to attend the concert and collect their children afterwards may do so, otherwise the children will return to school by bus. More information regarding these procedures will be sent out closer to the date.

Parents, carers, grandparents, and friends are invited to attend this festival. Tickets can be purchased from July 20th through Ticketek online, a Ticketek agency or at RAC Arena. You can also follow the Concert Info and Ticket Info links on the OBV website:

Instrumental Lessons

Our beautiful String and Woodwind tutor, Mrs Kathryn Horton, returns to us this term following sick leave. If you would like to start lessons on violin, cello or flute, please contact Mrs Horton directly-

Mr Christian Lombardi continues to provide drum tuition-

Keyed Up Music provides our students with tuition on guitar, piano and now voice! Please see their website for further information regarding private or group lessons-

Rebecca Longbottom


Year 5 Social Justice Focus-Fostering Hope

In Term 3, Year 5 have chosen to support Fostering Hope, a charity established to support emergency foster carers and the children they care for.

On the 13th of August, St Luke’s will be holding a “Football Fan” dress up day. Children may come to school dressed in their favourite team’s footy colours for a gold coin donation. All funds raised will go to Fostering Hope. In the meantime, Year 5 are asking for donations of items that can go to immediately supporting children “in care.” Hopefully, families can have a clean out of children’s wardrobes and will have some items to donate.

At this time of the year, Fostering Hope needs warm pyjamas, socks, dressing gowns, jackets, tracksuit pants, jeans, jumpers and children’s backpacks (no previous owner’s names on them). They are also happy to collect summer clothes for when the weather is warmer.

They are always in need of new underwear, nappies, formula, toiletries, (combs, brushes, toothbrushes) prams, cots, books and toys.

All the items need to be in excellent, clean and complete condition for the safety and esteem of the children. Donations can be bought to either of the Year 5 classrooms.

Pharmacy 777 in Whitfords is supporting us by offering up to15% discount for any of these purchases. This is also a collection point for donations.

Judy, Justin and Emily


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Next week we are celebrating Science Week at our school.

The theme for this year is ‘Food: Different by Design’. All of the students in their Science classes will be completing special activities or having a guest speaker. We hope to be having lots of fun celebrating here at St Luke’s with all of the future scientists!

We would love some parent help with some of the activities that are planned. If you are free in any of the times below, then please just email Mrs Farcich at

We would also like to promote and celebrate any of our parents/families who are employed in the Science field. If this is you, please email me with a photo and a few sentences on your role.

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Please make sure your child's school clothing, lunch boxes, drink bottles and containers are clearly labelled. Each day different items are found and bought to the office. It is very difficult to return these items to the student when it is not labelled.

  • Unlabelled Lunch boxes, containers & drink bottles are kept for 2 weeks then thrown out.
  • Unlabelled uniforms will be donated to the uniform shop after 2 weeks.

Thank you



Bogan Bingo

It’s the FINAL COUNTDOWN!!! Just 1 more sleep until BOGAN BINGO!

Hopefully by now you’ve dusted off those ugg boots and got those special flannies all good to go! Let’s celebrate our school community and come out for a fun night!


Check out the flyer for all the finer details! Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

In addition to grabbing tickets, we would really love some parents to volunteer for small jobs on the night. Setting up in the afternoon, packing up, and selling raffle tickets are just some examples of where we need extra hands. Please email with what you can help with.

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2021 Book Fair - Theme "Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds"

Another great event this term is our school Book Fair. Held in week 6 from Tuesday - Friday, 24–27 August. The theme is “Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds.” Lock in a morning or afternoon during the week to bring your children through the fair! We thank the year 2 parents and Mrs Simmonds who will be facilitating this wonderful event for the school.

Kangaroo Cafe

Kangaroo Café is up and hopping away with a reminder to have all orders in for Thursday 11pm for the following Monday. If you need to cancel your order ON THE MORNING of canteen (Mondays) please text Mez on 0401000916. Thanks again to all our wonderful family and friends who are volunteering in the Kangaroo Café!

Save the Date

Finally, we would like to put a SAVE THE DATE out for FAMILY CAMP 2021. Thanks to some great planning, the camp at Gingin is booked from 19th-21st November. (The 19th November being a pupil free day😊) Bookings will be available soon and will be made via Flexischools.

Father's Day Stall

Another great event coming soon is our Father’s Day Stall.

Held on Friday, 3rd September and run by our year 4 volunteers we just really want to say a huge THANKYOU for all the work you’re already doing for the day!

Dads are awesome and we thank you year 4 team for helping us show them our love and appreciation.

Special Mention

August is always a hectic month for St Luke’s volunteers and this week we know there are many parents/carers sewing, gluing, clipping items to get ready for our Performing Arts Dance costumes. To all those behind the scenes or who are coming in during the day to measure and fit out students we send you a special thanks. We really cannot wait to see the year 3s and 5s bust their moves on the 19th August.

P&F Meeting

Just some notice regarding our next P and F meeting. The first one for Term 3 is Tuesday, 10 August at 7.30pm in the library. Anyone who would like to add an item to the agenda please email All parents and carers are most welcome to attend!

Kathryn Peake


Parenting Ideas

Nurturing young boys' friendships.

Please click on the link below to read the article.

Ann Peart



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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.

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