St Luke's Catholic Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 5 | 19 AUGUST 2021

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'Your talent is God’s gift to you.

What you do with it, is your gift back to God.' ~Leo Buscaglia.

Let us pray,

Father, You are creator of our world and of each one of us.

Help us to share the gifts and talents You have given us.

May we use what we have for the good of others in our world.

Amen.

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 August

  • Performing Arts Festival - Dance Showcase!


20 August

  • One Big Voice


21 & 22 August

  • Eucharist Celebrations


23 - 27 August

  • Book Week


24 August

  • Book Week Dress Up Parade @ 8.45am


27 August

  • Spring Carnival (Yr 6 and select Yr 5 students)

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

First Communion Masses

It was a special time for many of our Year Four students last Saturday evening, Sunday morning as they received their First Communion. This Saturday, 21 and Sunday, 22 August is the final two of our four First Communion Masses.


Our family brings us to the door of the Church, to be welcomed as one of God’s Family through the Sacrament of Baptism, where we can be supported and helped to grow. We are drawn closer to God and one another in His family, when we are reconciled through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Eucharist means ‘thanksgiving’ and when we participate in the Eucharist we give thanks for all Jesus has done for us. We are united to Gods’ Son Jesus and made spiritually strong, when we receive His Body and Blood and the Sacrament of the Eucharist.


We pray for the children along with their families and teachers during this special time. Please keep the First Communicants and their families in your prayers.

Book Week

This annual event highlights the importance of reading, and draws on the joy of stories and creativity of books. Book Week is about encouraging students to read; learn about new books; to share favourite writers and illustrators; to look again at old favourite books in maybe a different way; to take time to be alone and just read. Our annual Character Parade is planned for Tuesday, 24 August. Mrs Simmonds is busily preparing for a great week. A reminder that the P&F will be running the Book Fair in the library next week.

Kindergarten

Just a friendly reminder, 3 Year Old Kindy places for 2022 is filling really fast. Please make sure you have completed an enrolment form for 3 Year Old Kindy and returned this to the office ASAP.

Our 60, 4 Year Old Kindy places for 2022 are now full with a waitlist of 21 families wanting to enrol at St Luke’s.


A reminder to families who have their child currently in 4 Year Old Kindy that the bubble classes will continue for Pre Primary next year and then Year One onwards. A new classroom for Year 1 and then Year 2 will commence next year to accommodate the three classes for the start of 2023. The new Principal, once announced, will also honour this arrangement.

Father's Day

On Friday, 3 September our school will honour our superstar Dads, Grandfathers and significant male figures in our children’s lives with a cooked bacon and egg breakfast from 7.30am. After a well-deserved breakfast we invite our dads to visit their child’s classroom before returning for a Fathers’ Day assembly. The P&F are actively looking for mums who are available to help out in the morning from 6.30-7.00am. If you are available please let a member of the P&F know. I look forward to seeing you all there.

God Moments!

  • Seeing staff enjoy all the fun of Wellness Week!

  • Observing Mrs Humphries and Mr Plint deliver excellent presentations at our PD Monday.
  • Seeing children keeping our school clean and tidy by picking up rubbish that was not theirs.
  • Seeing a t-shirt that said "Mrs McIntyre & Mrs Billi survived 100 days of me!"


Andrew Kelly

PRINCIPAL

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

North Coastal Curriculum Conference

On Monday, staff members from St Luke's CPS, Whitford CPS, Padbury CPS, and Liwara CPS joined together for our North Coastal Curriculum Conference. The conference enabled great collaboration between the schools and the opportunity to reflect on the five teacher practices for effective student achievement. Additionally, we had the opportunity to attend various concurrent sessions, two of which were presented by our own Mrs Renita Humphries and Mr Bruce Plint. The CEWA student support team also presented on barriers to learning and how to assist students to overcome these barriers.
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Reading Fluency Parent Workshop

St Luke’s Staff will be presenting a Fluency Workshop on Wednesday the 1st of September at 3:10pm in the One Blue classroom. All Pre Primary – Year 2 families are encouraged to attend. The workshop will explain the importance of fluency and how we can assist children to develop this skill in their reading both at school and home. If you need to bring your children along to this session, there will be staff available to supervise. We hope you can attend this workshop and support your children during these vital years of language development.

Please RSVP using the following link: Parent Workshop RSVP

Homework Guidelines

Thank you to all the families that participated in the Homework survey in Term 1. The Homework Committee has met as a team, and have read the results of the survey.

There was an overwhelming support for homework in the primary school years and a mixed review of the ‘No Term 4 Homework’ approach. A final copy of our new Homework Guidelines can be viewed here. This will also be added to our website.

2021 Performing Arts Festival

It is that time of year again when we get to shine the dancing spotlight on our Year 3 and 5 students in our Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival! We are super excited to see these performances TONIGHT. Thank you to Mrs Muir for all her efforts in preparing the students... 5, 6, 7, 8..... bust a move Y3's & 5's! We are so proud of you!

Book Week 2021

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! We encourage parents to use things they have to hand, please do not feel you need to purchase costumes or go to much expense!

Theme: Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds

Dress Up Day & Parade: Tuesday 24th August 8.45am

Year 3 Coding/Computer Programming Incursion with EDGYX!

The Year 3 classes had such a fun day on Wednesday designing their own games! EDGYX came to St Luke's to bring us an innovative and exciting STEM Workshop. The students were engaged with new coding and programming skills. When creating games, they were able to search for characters, backgrounds and input movements through coding. They let their creativity shine and the end results were fantastic!

Letting Their Light Shine at St Luke's!

In the office, we just love having daily visits from our amazing, gorgeous and generously spirited students here at St Luke's. This week, we even were given some Gingerbread Men who escaped that sneaky fox in the story ... and found their way into our office! Mmmm they were delicious thank you, Pre-Primary!

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

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One Big Voice

The day has arrived!!!! Our Choir will be performing during the matinee session of the One Big Voice Festival Concert in TOMORROW, 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: onebigvoice.com.au.

Instrumental Lessons

Mrs Kathryn Horton, is running lessons on violin, cello or flute, please contact Mrs Horton directly if you are interested in taking part- stringym@iprimus.com.au


Mr Christian Lombardi continues to provide drum tuition- cjlombardi@hotmail.com


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- www.keyedupmusic.com.au


Rebecca Longbottom

MUSIC SPECIALIST

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Angelico Art Exhibition

Angelico Exhibition for Catholic Students is a prestigious annual event on the Catholic school art calendar. The Angelico Exhibition was named after Blessed Fra Angelico, Patron before God of Artists. The exhibition provides a public forum through which Catholic students throughout Western Australia are able to exhibit their artistic talent.

EXHIBITION DATES – MONDAY 9TH AUGUST to FRIDAY 27TH AUGUST 2021

Artwork Viewing Evening- Students, families and teachers are invited to attend an exhibition viewing evening on Friday 20 August at the Forrest Centre, 221 St Georges Terrace, Perth from 5pm – 7pm. Paid parking is available at the Forrest Centre Car Park .

Visiting the Exhibition - Schools are encouraged to view the exhibition at Forrest Centre during business hours between - 9am – 5pm, Monday, August 9th to Friday, August 27th.

3D VIRTUAL TOUR of the exhibition will be available to all schools at the completion of the exhibition via the Catholic Arts website.


Thanks must go to Mrs Simmonds for her efforts in coordinating the student entries. Congratulations to all students whose work made it into the exhibition! Top work!

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Sport Update!

The St Luke's Cross Country Team participated in the State School Cross Country Championships last Thursday at the UWA fields. The children ran very well in what is a very challenging event and we are all very proud of them.


There will be notes coming home regarding the Spring Carnival on Friday August 27th, I am looking for some parents to assist with team management, please let me know if you can help. robert.noseda@cewa.edu.au


Rob Noseda

SPORT TEACHER

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Fostering Hope Footy Colours Day!

Congratulations to our entire St Luke's community for not only donating a tremendous amount of children's items to Fostering Hope, but for also raising $512 with our free dress day! Thank you to our Year 5 Teachers for your efforts in coordinating this wonderful act of service to our community.
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LOST PROPERTY

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

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

P&F NEWS

Good work everyone for making to halfway of Term 3. We are all so keen for everything that’s planned in these next few weeks.

Check it out:

Book Fair: Tuesday 24th – Friday 27th Aug

Coming up in 2 weeks is the St Luke’s Book Fair in the library. Parents and students are welcome to come through the fair and purchase items before and after school. Eftpos and cash facilities are available. Thank you to the year 2 parents who are running this year’s event! We are also looking forward to the Book Fair Parade on Tuesday, 24 August.

Father's Day Breakfast

Friday, 3 September from 7:30am. This year we would like 8 mums or carers to help cook or serve on the morning. If you are free to help please go to this link and put your name down: https://signup.com/go/zanMSre

(Mr Kelly is happy to sponsor you a coffee for your expertise and time)

Father's Day Stall

On the same day as the breakfast, we also have the Father’s Day Stall presented by the year 4 parents. Children can bring up to $5 to school so they can pick a great gift out for their special dad or father figure. The ‘shopping’ will be done during class time when teachers will bring their students to the stall to buy their gift at an allocated time.

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

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.

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Special Mention

St Luke’s P & F would really like to extend a huge thank you to our St Luke’s Parish for the generous loan of the tables and chairs used for our recent bingo night. We also send those year 4 students making their First Holy Communion this weekend our prayers and best wishes.


Kathryn Peake

P&F 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.

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VacSwim

Primary school

Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and summer school holidays. VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations. They are a great school holiday activity and they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.

Enrol at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim

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Mercedes College

Dear Friends

The Victoria Square/Mercedes College Alumni are hosting a Alumni High Tea event, open to all past students of the College. In the effort to get the word out to all Alumni, we would really appreciate if you could please include the below notice into your newsletter or any electronic communications to help spread the word.

Whether you attended Mercedes College, Our Lady’s College or St Joseph’s Victoria Square, we welcome all Alumni back to celebrate our 175th Anniversary with an all Years High Tea. Catch up with old friends and share your Mercedes Memories!

$69pp includes a glass of Chandon sparkling, unlimited coffee, tea and herbal infusions. Get your tickets today from www.trybooking.com/BTCHO. A tour of the College will be offered prior to the event from 1pm to 1.45pm. Parking will be available in the Mercedes College carpark with entry via Goderich Street.

Additionally, we also have our Open Day approaching on Tuesday 7 September. I have attached some copy, which would also be greatly appreciated if you could include in your upcoming newsletters.

Located in the heart of Perth’s beautiful heritage precinct, Mercedes College are proud to be celebrating 175 years of Mercy education, which makes the 2021 Open Day special! The Tour provides an opportunity for prospective parents to hear from the Senior Leadership Team and enjoy a tour of College facilities led by some of our Student Representative Leaders.

There are two sessions: 8:30am or 11am. The 8:30am session offers families a morning tea, where you will have the opportunity to speak with some of our Teachers. Please register via the College website; www.mercedes.wa.edu.au/open-morning/