St Luke's Catholic Primary
NEWSLETTER | 9 NOVEMBER 2023
Message From The Principal
Dear Parents and Carers,
It’s hard to believe we are already in Week 5. Term 4, like other terms, is busy with lots happening in, around and outside the school.
Last night our Year 3 students made their First Reconciliation; it was a very prayerful, reflective opportunity for them to deepen their relationship with Jesus and experience His unconditional love and forgiveness. We hope that this is the first of many occasions that they seek this Sacrament of forgiveness in their lives. A big thank you to their teachers Judy Cobern and Francesca Da Rui who prepared the students and to Fr Stan and the assisting Salvatorian priests on the evening.
Staffing is complete for 2024. We warmly welcome Deb Barry and Angela Tedesco who will be joining us in 2024. Tuesday 5th December is Move Up Morning, this is the day students will meet their teachers for 2024.
As we approach the end of the school year it is important that we all continue to stay focussed and take every opportunity there is to grow as individuals whilst reflecting our Rainbow Values in our attitudes and interactions with others. Students are busy completing assessments, which are used by staff to inform the report writing and grades, so attendance is very important. As a staff, we will continue to be vigilant with the school uniform and ask for your support with this.
Staff and students are preparing for the annual Christmas Concert which this year will be held on Friday 1st December on the oval. We look forward to seeing you there. More information will come out closer to the day.
A reminder that if you wish to withdraw your child/ren from the school, one term's notice is required. This notice must be in writing and addressed to the Principal. Please keep in mind that failure to do so incurs a penalty of one term's tuition fees. We have families on waitlists, so please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you.
Message from the Assistant Principals
St Luke's Feast Day
Annual Community Meeting - 22 November 2023
Further information about the uniform policy can be found here.
Pupil Free Day - Next Friday
Students are still required to bring their homework folder and library bag. If you need a new one these can be purchased from the uniform shop.
Action for Happiness: Happier Kinder Together
Have a wonderful end to your week.... and an even better weekend!
Sarah Williams & Kristy Graffin
We are excited to announce this year's Christmas Concert will be held on the oval to allow more space for families to enjoy their pre-concert picnic. 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). Please ensure these are appropriate and comfortable enough for students to move in.
As the concert is being held on the oval, which is a public space, we ask that you please be particularly vigilant with child supervision. When your child is not with their teacher, they should be with a supervising adult. Students will be with their classes from 6:15-7:30pm; after this time, parents need to supervise their children directly. Kindy students will return to their parents straight after they perform. Please also take all rubbish home with you at the end of the evening- we want to leave the oval neat and tidy for our neighbours.
As parking is limited, consider carpooling to the event. Please be respectful of the houses around the oval and avoid parking on verges and driveways.
There will be no access to the school grounds on the evening and all gates will be locked. Portable toilets will be available on the oval. We also suggest you bring a jumper as it can get chilly in the evening.
It is sure to be a wonderful evening!
Performing Arts Coordinator
St Vincent De Paul Christmas Appeal
Christmas for many of us is a time of happiness and celebration as we gather with our family and friends sharing meals, laughing and chatting as we open presents. However, for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage Christmas can be a challenging time. We can help!
The Year 6 classes of St Luke’s will be working with the St. Luke’s Parish to coordinate collecting goods to create Christmas Hampers.
These hampers will be delivered to families in need over Christmas. Each Year group will receive a basket to collect goods for the hampers. We appreciate and thank you for your support and generous donations.
Here is a list of goods your class will be collecting:
Tinned Baked Beans, Tinned Spaghetti, Christmas Napkins, Bon Bons
Christmas Cake, Christmas Pudding, Fruit Mince Pies
Chocolates, Lollies, Potato Chips, Corn Chips
Long Life Milk, Long Life Custard, Tinned Fruit, Savoury Biscuits, Sweet Biscuits
Tomato Sauce, Pasta – Penne, Shells, Spirals, Dry Spaghetti, Pasta Sauce
Weetbix, Long Grain Rice, Simmer Sauce for Rice, Tinned Fish
Jam or Peanut Butter or Vegemite, Tinned Vegetables, Four Bean Mix
Fruit Juice, Tea Bags, Coffee, 2 Minute Noodles (5 pack)
All donations are due by Wednesday 29th November (Week 8)
Containers for Change
Loud Sock Day Celebrations at St Luke's!
On Friday 13th of October, the students at St Luke’s celebrated Loud Sock Day by wearing their LOUDEST socks to school!
The TSH students had a fantastic day raising awareness for kids with hearing loss, and the St Luke’s community raised over $620 for Telethon Speech and Hearing. Each day leading up to the celebration, students from TSH shared interesting facts about hearing over the PA and reminded the school of ways to improve communication with deaf and hard of hearing people.
A huge heartfelt thank you goes to the St Luke’s community for your support and generosity.
- Every Wednesday morning at 8:10am (weather permitting) – HIIT Club
- Every Thursday morning at 7:45am (weather permitting) – Running Club
- Thursday 23rd November- Year 6 Summer Carnival
Congratulations to our recent Merit Award winners!
P&F Library Donations
SHINE Photo Competition
1st-James, Year 5
‘New People, New Life’. With new people comes new life and new life comes with knowledge and together with our knowledge, we can do great things here at St Luke’s and as the years go by, we will grow like this flower.
2nd-Asha, Year 6
‘Young Beliefs’ two young kids reading the bible together at our school.
3rd-Marc, Year 6
‘Sportsmanship, Encouragement and Inclusiveness. Friends for Ever’ We play together, we learn together, we win together and grow together.
1st-James, Year 5
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
Friday 10th November
- Northern Schools Triathlon
- Remembrance Day Assembly 11:00am
Tuesday 14th November
- School Advisory Council Meeting 6:00pm
Wednesday 15th November
- Shine 'School of Thought' Excursion
Friday 17th November
- Pupil Free Day
Monday 20th November
- Advent Liturgy (Week 1- Year 3)
Wednesday 22nd November
- Year 5 Leadership Retreat
- ACM Sundowner 6:00pm
Thursday 23rd November
- Year 6 Summer Carnival
Friday 24th November
- Merit Award Assembly 8:45am
- P&F Fathering Group Lawn Bowls 6:00pm
Monday 27th November
- Advent Liturgy (Week 2- Year 2)
Tuesday 28th November
- Chess Interschool 1:30pm
Friday 1st December
- Merit Award Assembly 8:45am
- Christmas Concert (5:30pm picnic, 6:00pm concert)
Monday 4th December
- Advent Liturgy (Week 3- Year 1)
- School Nurse visit- Kindy
Tuesday 5th December
- Move Up Morning 9:00-10:00am
Wednesday 6th December
- Thanksgiving and Graduation Mass 10:00am
Thursday 7th December
- Year 6 Excursion
Friday 8th December
- End of Year Movie Excursion for all students PP-Year 6
- Term 4 concludes for students
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.
Message from the P&F
P&F Positions Vacant
Needing ideas for Christmas presents? Why not a bottle of wine! We've already raised $1000 for our community, thank you!
Locavora Lunch Orders
Locavora Lunch orders are back on Thursdays for Term 4. If you can spare some time on a Thursday to help pack and distribute the orders, please use the link below to sign up. There are still lots of spots to be filled.
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.
Chevron Focus Environment Competition
Extra Curricula Clubs
Lombardi School of Music Recital
We are looking forward to the very first Lombardi School Of Music recital at St Luke’s Catholic Primary!
The date of the recital is Wednesday 15th of November from 3:15-4pm in the Music Room.
Of course, parents are invited and we would love for you to attend as for some students this is their very first performance! A huge step forward on their musical journey!
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for enrolling your children into our music program as music plays a HUGE role in our everyday lives.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or mobile 0451 422 769.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Director - Lombardi School Of Music
Student Leave During School Term
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 Stan would also love to meet you, so please introduce yourself at school or after Mass. You are welcome to visit the pastoral 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 Youth Ministry Woodvale
YOUTH GROUP REPORT
Last Friday, Woodvale youth group gathered with an impressive turnout of attendees, including one new member. The evening's theme centred on the "helmet of salvation," and we also briefly touched on the "belt of truth." To energize the group, we began with engaging games. Following this, a member of the Youth Mission Team delivered a talk highlighting how important it is for us to put on the armour of God of daily. The helmet was emphasised as crucial for protecting our mind against the deceptions of Satan, while the belt of truth was introduced as a means to walk in the truth and light of Jesus. Also the belt serves as a holder for the "sword of the spirit," a topic we'll explore more in the coming weeks. We're excited about delving into the other parts of the armour of God in our future youth groups!
NON-YOUTH GROUP ACTIVITES
We have our youth Mass coming up on the 26th of November.
NEXT YOUTH GROUP
Our next youth group will be on the 10th of November.
Trinity & Stefan
24:7 Woodvale Youth Ministers
After School Care
Sacred Heart College Year 7 2025
Dear Year 4 2023 Parents and Guardians,
Sacred Heart College would like to remind you that Expressions of Interest for their Year 7 2025 cohort are due by end of month December 2023. Expressions of Interest can be submitted through their College website and incurs a non-refundable $85 expression of interest fee on completion. Expression of Interest families will be emailed mid-January 2024 communicating 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 firstname.lastname@example.org before December 14.