St Luke's Catholic Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 8 | 9 SEPTEMBER 2021

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The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Nativity of Mary, the Birth of the Virgin Mary, refers to the feast day celebrating the birth of Mary, mother of Jesus, which was yesterday, September 8.

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


11 September

  • TSH Power of Speech


16 September

  • Pre Primary Excursion - Scitech
  • Year 5 Excursion - SHC Musical
  • Year 2 Liturgy @ 9.30am


17 September

  • Year 1 Excursion - Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
  • Merit Assembly @ 8.40am
  • Speak up Awards Grand Finale @ 10.45am

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

National Child Protection Week, 5 – 11 September 2021

A fair go for kids: National Child Protection Week 2021

Every child, in every community, needs a fair go.


To treat all of Australia’s children fairly, we need to make sure every family and community has what kids need to thrive and be healthy. The 2021 theme for National Child Protection Week is all about the importance of the ‘bigger picture’ in addressing child abuse and neglect. Children can thrive and be healthy when they have what they need to develop well.


But not every family has these resources. This is why we need to support every child, family and community according to their needs. This will create a healthier, fairer Australia for all children. A lot of great research is helping us understand more and more about what children need to thrive.


Child Protection Week 2021 will be an opportunity to translate this knowledge into action. All skillsets, all people, and all communities are assets in this important endeavour. Many of you are already playing your part every day – as individuals, as community members, as volunteers and as workers – to help create these great communities for children.

When we do this together, we can give ‘every child, in every neighbourhood, a fair go’.


This is a gentle reminder to all families that staff at St Luke’s strongly recommends heavily supervising your children on devices and monitoring the content that they are accessing. Please refer below to the important information on responsible use of technology.

As well as being powerful learning tools, iPads and devices are often used by students in their own time at home for entertainment. If you allow your child to put their own apps on to a device, please ensure the apps are age appropriate and that you are fully aware of the privacy settings and whether the app allows them to communicate with others. Many online games and apps contain content and material that is not suitable for students and actually desensitises their feelings of empathy, concern and care.


Social media platforms are often misused and can be avenues for students to use inappropriate language or to bully others. Please ensure that children have a balanced use of technology and that they are participating in non-digital activities to promote their health and wellbeing. Please talk to your children about balanced use of IT and ensuring that it is used at appropriate times. Research what a digital footprint is and discuss this with your child. There is no substitute for open communication and supervision when assisting your child to use technology responsibly.

Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp 2021

The Year Six children and staff attending are having a brilliant time at camp this week. They have been so busy being involved in rafting building, flying fox, the crate challenge, ropes course (abseiling), catapult making and search and rescue (orienteering). I was very proud of everyone at camp for having a go, being inclusive and seeing team work in action. Parents of children in Year Six should feel immensely proud too!

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God Moments

  • Hearing Year Six students saying encouraging and positive words to each other on camp.
  • Year Six students facing their fears and overcoming them on camp.
  • St Luke’s staff sharing words of encouragement with students as they achieve great things on camp.
  • Seeing team work on camp, it was extraordinary!


Andrew Kelly

PRINCIPAL

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

Fluency Parent Workshop

Last Wednesday our Early Childhood Educators invited parents to a Fluency Workshop We had a fabulous turn out from our Pre Primary – Year 2 families. The workshop explained the importance of fluency and how we can assist children to develop this skill in their reading both at school and home. Thank you to the staff members who stayed back after school to supervise the children too. We hope you all found this workshop helpful and a means to support your children during these vital years of language development.

Talk Like A Pirate Day- For Childhood Cancer Support

On the last day of term, we will be having a dress up and 'talk like a pirate' day to raise money to support families affected by childhood cancer. If you would like to make a donation please follow this link to find our dedicated St Luke's fundraising page. Thank you to Mr Plint for driving this initiative! If we reach our target Mr Kelly will walk the plank! Click here to donate.

Father's Day Breakfast

A big thank you to all our hardworking volunteers and staff who put on a very successful Father's Day Breakfast. From the bacon and egg rolls, to the time spent in classrooms, to the gorgeous PrePrimary assembly and the Father's Day Gift Stall - A great time was had by all! THANK YOU to everyone who was involved in making our dads, grandads and father figures feel super special!

UNIFORM SHOP CLOSED

Please be aware that the uniform shop is currently closed until the end of term, to prepare and stocktake ready for the transition to Tudor Uniforms. If you have any questions or concerns please contact: sarah.williams@cewa.edu.au. We will keep the community updated and informed as to the process for Term 4. Thank you for your understanding.

R U OK Day?

Today is “RUOK day?” This is about reminding us to check in with those around us and making sure that everything is OK. It’s important that if we haven’t heard from someone in a while or if someone is behaving differently that we check in on them to see how they are going. Speak with your children about who they trust and who they can talk to if they are feeling unsafe or insecure. There are many resources available on the RUOK website and the following link shares with us how we can approach asking whether someone is ok and what to do in a range of situations: https://www.ruok.org.au/join-r-u-ok-day

Cyber Safety Update

Keeping in line with Child Protection Week, it is a timely reminder about monitoring our Children's device usage. If you are looking for some sort of parental controls there are a lot available but if we had to recommend one it’s Family Zone. Our parent community can get 10% of Family Zone if you visit here and you can also receive free insights. There is more information about parental controls and the free insights on Kaylene Kerr's website here.


Many parents and students met Kaylene at our Cyber Safety Workshops earlier in the year. Parents and Caregivers are welcome to join the eSafeKids Members’ Community where you’ll find the Supporting & Inspiring Family Conversations series. There are also book readings of child friendly books in the community that may interest you at home.


The eSafety website contains lots of information, as does Common Sense Media.

AUSLAN Alphabet

Have you seen our beautiful AUSLAN alphapet in the front office? How many letters can you sign? Can you sign your name? Thank you, Mrs Cragg, for your efforts in introducing our school to the world of AUSLAN!
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Click on the image above to complete activities based around this week's Gospel reading.


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


Maura Killalea & Sarah Williams

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

One Big Voice Festival- DVD and Photos

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DVDs and photos of the One Big Voice Festival are now available to purchase online. There is even free delivery to St Luke's if ordered before the end of term. The DVDs are guaranteed to be high quality and worth the wait! DVD order forms can be found on the website. onebigvoice.com.au/product/2021-video/ Photos can be purchased online also. Go to www.onebigvoice.photos/ to purchase photos from our matinee concert.


Rebecca Longbottom

MUSIC TEACHER

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Year 1 Cupcake Stall

The Year 1 Cupcake Stall service project was a huge success raising $562 for Brother Ollie’s Wheelchairs for Kids to assist children with life changing mobility and independence.


Thank you to all the Year 1 parents for helping the children bake cupcakes (they looked and tasted unreal!), the Year 6s, Mrs Burke, Mrs Della-Vedova, Miss Carvalho and Mrs Eagles for all your help setting up and selling the cupcakes.


Thank you to the St Luke’s school community for supporting this wonderful organisation!


Georgia Mola and Kristy Graffin

YEAR 1 TEACHERS

St Luke's Feast Day Stalls

Year 4 are seeking donations of soft toys for our St Luke's Feast Day stall. Please send donations to Year 4. Thank you.

Year 2 Second Hand Book Stall

Year 2 are collecting pre-loved books for our second hand book stall held on our St Luke's Feast Day. If you have any books you would like to donate please bring them to the year 2 rooms. Thank you!

New to St Luke's!

Tudor School Uniforms

St Luke’s will now be outsourcing all of our school uniforms from Tudor School Uniforms. All stock sold by Tudor will be made available for purchase online or in store for your convenience. More information will be coming out about this transition process.


The location is: 1/75 Excellence Drive, Wangara WA 6065

Days of Operation: Monday to Friday (extra days in holidays)

Opening and Closing Times: 8.30am – 4.30pm

Website link is below.

Discover Kids Out of School Hours Provider

As of Term 1, 2022, Discovery Kids will be our new Out of School Hours Care provider. Information on how to enrol for 2022 will be sent out shortly. To find out more about Discovery Kids, please click on the link below.
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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

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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.

P&F NEWS

Thank you

As we head towards the end of a fantastic term the P&F want to send a huge shout of thanks to all those people who have volunteered for our last few big events.


We had a super successful Book Fair with over 25 parents helping Mrs Simmonds in setting up, selling books and packing up the library throughout St Luke’s Book Week.


We had a fantastic morning celebrating all the Dads and male carers of St Luke’s with a nice big BBQ breakfast. We have also had loads of year 4 parents and friends create delicious goodies and prepare gifts so our students could go shopping and buy something special for their dads.


Finally, this week we have had Year 1 parents baking up a cupcake storm to support a wonderful fundraiser. So many events with staff, students, parents, and friends working together is really what makes our beautiful school so special.

Kangaroo Cafe

Kangaroo Cafe is open only for the next 2 MORE Mondays, and we thank all those parents and friends who are helping each week. Keep in mind if you need to cancel your order ON THE MORNING of canteen (Mondays) please text Mez on 0401000916.


For those new parents to St Luke’s the Café is open for Term 2 and 3 only and we know a lot of families and staff have enjoyed everything on offer.

Family Camp 2021

Family Camp is close to being fully booked! There are some unpowered sites still available. Please go to Flexischools to grab your place. More details about the weekend will be sent out to those families attending soon

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Save the Date - Friday, 22 October

Save the Date for the upcoming P&F Disco happening on Friday, 22 October.

Kindy to Year 2 students will be dancing the hours away of 4:30pm-6pm.

Year 3 to 6 students will be following from 6:30pm until 8pm.

Ticket purchases will be available soon!

Thank you to Year 3 parents for putting this night on for our families!


Kathryn Peake

P&F PRESIDENT

St Luke's Netball

St Luke's, Team 1 Netball girls have made it into the Preliminary Finals this Saturday, 11 September. They will play at 11:30am on court 54. It would be great to see as many spectators we can wearing St Luke's colour's to support the girls.


St Luke's, Team 1 Players

Josie

Mia

Paige

Valentina

Holly T

Emilia

Isabelle


Good luck and Congratulations!

St Luke's Netball - 2022 (President and Vice President)

St Luke's netball club is looking for a new President and Vice President for 2022.

Please contact Katie on 0408 663 618 for more information OR email the netball club on Stlukesnetball.woodvale@yahoo.com.au for more information.


Thank you

Katie Hadfield

St Luke's Netball President

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

Next youth group - Friday 10th September.

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Community News

Bricks 4 Kidz - School Holiday Workshops with LEGO

This Spring School Holidays we are running Workshops with LEGO® and Coding with Robotics. Our holiday programs are designed for kids ages 5 -12. We have many themes to inspire creativity and fun. Online enrolment is at the following link:

https://www.bricks4kidz.com.au/perth-karrinyup/program-events/school-holiday-workshops-activities-lego-bricks/

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