St Luke's Catholic Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 4 | WEEK 6 | 18 November 2021

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IMPORTANT DATES

As calendar dates can be subject to change, please always confirm events by checking our website - https://www.stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au/community-calendar


19 November

  • PUPIL FREE DAY


22 November

  • Advent Week 1 - Liturgy @ 9am (Year 3)


23 November

  • Year 1, Excursion


24 November

  • Year 5, Leadership Retreat


25 November

  • Summer Carnival Y5 & Y6
  • St Luke's Netball AGM @ 6.30pm (Library)


IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Christmas Concert - 3 December 6.45pm
  • Last Day of Term 4 for students - 10 December

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents and Guardians


It is hard to believe that the end of the school year is approaching so quickly! The students have only three weeks of school left before summer holidays begin and yet, there is still so much to do! Teachers are working conscientiously, as always, to enable students to achieve their individual learning goals, as well as gathering final assessment data in readiness for the end of year formal report.


Thank you to parents and staff who attended the Annual Community Meeting last Tuesday evening. I will be formally announcing all staffing in next week's newsletter. I wish to thank Lucie McCrory, Council Chairperson and Adrian Firth who will be finishing their time with us on the School Advisory Council. I wish also to thank Kathryn Peake as she has finished her term as P&F President.

The Season of Advent

This Sunday, 20 November marks the end of the church calendar year with the Feast of Christ the King. The year, which begins with Advent 2021 and ends at Advent 2022 is Year C. Thank you God for sending Jesus to be our saviour and our friend. Thank you also that he is a King. Help us always to follow him, honour him, and serve him in his Kingdom. Thank you God that we are “kids of the kingdom.” In Jesus' Name, Amen


Christ the King Sunday celebrates the full authority of Christ as King and Lord of the universe. Officially called "The Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King," it is celebrated on the final Sunday of Ordinary Time, the Sunday before Advent.


The liturgical vestments for the day are coloured white or gold, in keeping with other joyous feasts honouring Christ.

Pupil Free Day Tomorrow

A reminder that tomorrow is a Pupil Free Day where staff will be learning a deeper meaning of our school’s Charism, the Mercy Sisters and how this links to St Luke’s.

God Moments

Seeing Lulu work her magic by cheering up and making the children, staff and parents smile as everyone is feeling a little tired at the moment.


Andrew Kelly

PRINCIPAL

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

Welcome Mrs Hewitson!

Today our staff and students met our new Principal for 2022, Mrs Kerry Hewitson. The students sang our school song beautifully and were enthusiastic when greeting her. Thank you to all the students for making her feel so welcome today. Mrs Hewitson is very excited to begin with you all next year.

Farewell Assembly

We will be bidding farewell to some of our special St Luke's staff members at an assembly on Friday 3rd December. All are welcome!

BYOD Portal

Please click here to access information about our Bring Your Own Device requirements for 2022.

Save The Date! 3rd December 6.45pm

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

Discovery Kids - OSHC 2022

Please click here to read an important letter to parents from our new OSHC providers for 2022.

Click on the image above to complete activities based around this week's Gospel reading.

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If you have some great news or any achievements to share in the newsletter, we would love to hear from you: sarah.williams@cewa.edu.au


Have a lovely week!


Maura Killalea & Sarah Williams

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

Sport Update!

Yesterday St Luke's participated in a baseball Tournament in Thornlie where they showed outstanding skills, fielding, throwing, catching and teamwork. The boys had three great coaches and have done well against very good teams. We came out with a win! Congratulations to all involved!


Tomorrow, Friday the 19th we will be participating in the School Triathlon. We will meet there between 8.30 - 9.00. You are welcome to drop your bikes off earlier. Please click here for the information booklet about the Triathalon. Good luck!


Rob Noseda

SPORT TEACHER

Parenting Ideas Article- Anxious Kids

Do you find it hard to focus on the present?


There’s always so much to do and plan for as parents. It’s no wonder our minds wander so much. But to think that we spend nearly half of our lives thinking about things other than what we are doing means there’s an awful lot we’re missing out on.


When we’re fully engaged with what’s happening , there’s so much to experience. Bringing our thoughts back to the present moment can be like landing them on a calm, quiet, relaxed island in the midst of stormy seas.


When our minds wander to troubling thoughts, we end up experiencing pain and suffering at times when we’re often warm and dry, fed and watered, safe and secure. Like when we’re in bed. Snug and relaxed in our comfy beds, our doona keeping us warm (or a sheet to keep us cool), with a lovely soft place to lay our heads. Could we be more content in that moment? If only our minds would stay with us!


It’s the same with our kids. It’s often at the end of the day when they’re no longer engaged in activities that they begin to think and worry.


Click here to read more.

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St Vinnies Christmas Appeal - 2021

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.


If you need a reminder of what your class is collecting, please click here.


All donations are due by: Wednesday 1st December (Week 8)


Specials available from Wednesday 17th to Tuesday 23rd November.

COLES

Cadbury Favourites - 373g - $6.00

Mars Celebrations - 320g - $6.00

Cottee's Cordial - 1L -$2.50

Heinz Beanz or Spaghetti - 300g - $1.50

Barilla Pasta Sauce - 400g - $2.00

WOOLWORTHS

Mars Celebrations - 320g - $6.00

Masterfoods Tomato / Barbecue Sauce - 475-500ml - $1.47

IGA

Shapes - $1.60

Yarrows Christmas Fruit Mince Pies - 360g - $2.60

Greenseas Tuna - 425g - $4.00

Administration

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 admin@stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au


Thank you

Administration

Lost Property

The office continues to get a large amount of lost property each day.

Please make sure your child's school clothing, lunch boxes, drink bottles and containers are clearly labelled. 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 1 week then thrown out.
  • All items that come to the office with a name are returned to the student through the class teacher.

St Luke's Netball AGM 2022

The St Luke’s Netball AGM will be held on Thursday, 25 November at 6:30pm in the school library.


Katie Hadfield

St Luke’s Netball President

School Banking

As you may know, the Commonwealth Bank will no longer be continuing the School Banking program nationally. The last day for school banking at St Luke’s will be Thursday 2nd December. As a gesture of good will, the Commonwealth Bank will be allowing all active bankers to order a prize, regardless of the number of tokens collected. Rewards must be selected and ordered on or before Thursday 18th November. Bankers can choose from the options below and place their order at a school banking session on Thursday 18th November. Alternatively, orders can be placed via email to Amelia at meals17@hotmail.com

Many thanks to the wonderful helpers Linda Kallis and Tammy Green for volunteering their time and efforts. Thank you also to all the bankers for their cheerful smiles on Thursday mornings! I hope their savings continue well into the future. Please read the information from the Commonwealth Bank below for more information.

Many thanks,

Amelia Gunner

School Banking Coordinator

School Banking update from Commonwealth Bank

For 90 years, our School Banking program has helped children learn about money, reinforced the importance of regular savings and provided structure for parents to support their children to save.


Though the program continues to have strong support from schools, parents and teachers, recent decisions by some state and territory governments because of a review by the corporate regulator mean we are unable to continue providing programs in schools, and we have had to make a difficult decision to close our School Banking program for all government and non-government schools across the country.


Our School Banking program was established in 1931 at a time when having a bank account was not commonplace, and since then we have helped more than 15 million Australians take their first financial steps. This would not have been possible without the wonderful support we have received from schools like yours, including all the parents and volunteers, and for this we are deeply grateful. Thank you.


School Banking has taught so many young Australians, past and present, the value of money and we believe this should be celebrated. We have created a place for you to share your stories, fondest memories and lessons learnt through the program. To share your story and access our financial education resources, please visit commbank.com.au/schoolbanking


Even though the CommBank School Banking program will not be returning to your school after this year, you can continue to make deposits into your child’s Youthsaver account through online transfers or at any CommBank branch. If you need further information please phone 132 221 or visit your local CommBank branch.

It's Raining Babies in Kindy Green This Week!

The Dover Family

Stacey and Coda Stitt welcomed baby Peyton, sister to Charlotte.

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The Uy Family

Nerissa and June Uy welcomed baby Isabel, sister to Isaac.
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P&F NEWS

A special word from Kathryn Peake (P&F President 2019-2021)

Last night at our AGM we said thank you to Claud Mottolini, Megan Proud, and Alana Metaxas, for their contributions to the P&F whilst serving on the committee.


In addition to this, as per our constitution, I also stepped down as President after completing the full 3-year term and will be stepping off the committee.


I would like to personally thank you all for your continuous support during my time as President. As I said last night, I was very nervous to take on the role but it ended up being the best leap of faith I have taken. The relationships that I have built with many of our families outside my children's year groups have been my highlight, as well as implementing positive changes within our school community.


Finally, I would like to introduce to you our 2022 P & F Committee


President - Kathryn McMullen

Vice President - Jaime Marshall

Secretary – Claire Fowler

Treasurer - Katrina Eagles

Board Rep - Suzanne Vinton

General Committee Members - Brooke Tonkin and Michelle Spies


Thank you parents for stepping up into these roles and I encourage all our families to help support this amazing team next year.


Kathryn Peake

P&F President

Hoang Le Strawberry Farm

A beautiful Saturday was held once again at the Hoang Le Strawberry Farm, picking strawberries, eating strawberries, and breathing in strawberries!


Thank you to this wonderful family for also donating $348 to our P&F. Your support, generosity and hospitality are a wonderful blessing to our school community.

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Dads' Lawn Bowls

Tonnes of fun was held over the weekend at different events for our school family. Friday night saw 20+ dads come together to discover the fine art of lawn bowls.


Thank you to those that attended and for welcoming some of the newer dads at the school. Check out the great photos from their night at Wanneroo Sports and Social Club.

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Playgroup

Just a reminder regarding our playgroup that it will not run this Friday as there is a pupil free day. The doors will be opened on the 26 November and we can not wait to have you join us.

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Delicious Fundraiser

There is just one week remaining to buy up some delicious lemon and/or fruit mince tarts from Baker’s Delight Woodvale. All the details are below to order on Flexischools. Orders will close on Wednesday 24th November. Thank you, Melinda France, for taking up this fundraiser for the P&F.

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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

2nd and 4th Friday Nights.

7pm-9pm in the Parish Hall.

Grades 6 to 12.

For more information call Luke on 0401822932

Community News

Thank You!

On behalf of the Year 6 Graduation Committee, we would like to thank the following people/organisations for their donations for the 2021 Year 6 Graduation Lunch:

  • Ian Goodenough $100 donation
  • Coles Warwick $50 donation


Thank you for your kind and generous donation!


Year 6 Graduation Committee

Drum Lessons

Christian has been teaching drum lessons and running ensemble workshops since 2014. Christian was one of the youngest applicants to be accepted into the Western Australian Academy Of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at the age of 16! Christian graduated from WAAPA with a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Music and a Bachelor Degree in Performing Arts (major in music artist). Christian is also a drummer/percussionist for the Royal Australian Navy Band, he has been providing drum lessons at St Luke’s since 2018 and is also an instrumental tutor at Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School and ensemble leader at Kinross College. If you would like to get in touch with Christian to organise a free trial lesson please use the contact details provided.

Mobile : 0451 422 769

Email : cjlombardi@hotmail.com

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