St Luke's Catholic Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 4 | WEEK 8 | 2 DECEMBER 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



3 December

  • Farewell and Student Assembly @ 8.40am
  • Christmas Concert @ 6.45pm


6 December

  • Year 1 Advent Liturgy @ 8.40am
  • Move up Morning @ 9.20am (Students)


7 December

  • Year 6 Sports Incursion
  • Kindy Water Fun Afternoon @ 9am


8 December

  • Year 6 Graduation Thanksgiving Mass @ 10am
  • Kindy Christmas Concert @ 1pm


9 December

  • Year 6 Adventure World


10 December

  • Last day for students
  • Whole School Movie Excursion
  • Reports available online @ 3pm


Commencement of 2022 - 31 January 2022

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

2nd Sunday of Advent

Second Sunday of the Advent is this Sunday, 5 December, 2021. The second candle (Peace) is lit on this day along with the first candle (Hope).

This Sunday’s Gospel takes us to the beginning of Mark’s Gospel, where Mark introduces his account of the ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus. “As the journey of Advent continues, we prepare to celebrate the nativity of Christ, John the Baptist's call to conversion sounds out in our communities.

The message of John was clear; Jesus is not far away. Now is the time to get ready. If you want to share in his Spirit, prepare yourselves. Seek a genuine and sincere change of heart.


Living Advent: Practice for the Week

Each of us is called to be a ‘messenger’ of God in this world.

Contact someone in your family, parish or community who you know needs to hear an encouraging word at the moment. Spend a little time with them.

Booklists 2022

There will be NO Booklists for 2022 for all year levels as the school has made bulk order purchases, saving parents money. The cost of each year level’s book bulk order will be a separate item added to next year’s school fees. If you have any questions regarding the book bulk orders, please contact Mrs Marjorie Dohnt who will be able to help you.

More Staffing News

Mrs Angela Papiccio will be taking leave for all of 2022, returning in 2023.

Upcoming Events at St Luke's

This Friday, 3 December at 8.40am we will be having our final assembly for 2021 where we will have an opportunity to acknowledge and farewell staff leaving. Parents are welcome to join us.


Here are the Events for the last week of 2021:


Monday, 6 December – Move Up Morning for Kindy-Year 5 children from 9.20am – 10.20am when they will meet and work with their new teacher for 2022.


Wednesday, 8 December – Graduation and Thanksgiving Mass 10:00am. This will be followed by the Graduation Lunch in the Hall.


Thursday, 9 December – Year 6 will be at Adventure World.


Friday, 10 December – Starting at 8.40am we will be having a special Student Assembly where the House Captains and Student Council for 2022 will be announced. Parents are most welcome to attend! After the assembly, the PP to Year 6 students are off to the Movies on this day also. Reports will then be available via SEQTA Engage from 3pm.


Interview times for any parent wishing to discuss their child’s Semester Two Report will be Week 10: Monday, 13 December 11.30-12.30 and Tuesday, 2.30 – 3.30. Please make the time with your child’s class teacher by emailing them directly.


See you all tomorrow evening!


Andrew Kelly

Principal

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

Year 4, 5 & 6 BYOD

Thank you to the families who have sent in their pre-owned iPads to be configured. These have been returned to your child ready for next year. Those parents who are purchasing via the portal do not need to send theirs in as they come pre-configured automatically.


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

Semester 2 Reports

Online Friday 10 December - Do you have your login details?


St Luke's Catholic Primary School utilises the SEQTA Engage Parent Portal for parents to access student reports for students in Pre-Primary to Year 6 at the end of each semester. If you have not already done so, please log in to SEQTA Engage to ensure you are able to access your child's report.


To do this you need to go to the following site: https://stlukeswoodvale.coneqt-p.cathednet.wa.edu.au/

and use your current username and password. The link is also found on the homepage of our school website, just press the orange symbol.

If you know your username but have forgotten your password, please click on the "Forgot your Password?" link and an immediate email will be sent to you. The password reset link in the email will expire within one hour, so please action immediately.

If you have forgotten both of these, then please contact the school office and we can remind you of your username.

If you are new to using SEQTA Engage you will receive an email to set up a new login account. This email will expire within 7 days so please action this as soon as possible. If you have not received your sign-up email by Week 10 or have any issues, please contact the school.

Year 6 Parents - Report Reminder

Just a reminder for Year 6 parents to please print off all of your child's reports from SEQTA by 5pm Monday 13 December; as you will not be able to access reports once your child leaves the school.
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Flameless Candles

At the Christmas Concert on Friday night we will be selling flameless candles for $3 each. These have six different settings on them allowing for different colours to be chosen: multi-coloured flashing, multi-coloured glow, white only, red only, green only and blue only. Please remember to bring along small change as there is only cash sales. All proceeds will go towards St Luke’s sustainability projects.

Containers for Change - Christmas Carol Concert

There are two large green bins that are clearly labelled ‘Containers for Change’ outside the Library. Please use these on Friday night if you have any eligible containers.


Tania Farcich

Science Teacher & Sustainability Coordinator

Whole School Excursion (PP - Yr 6)

Who: Pre-Primary to Year 6

Date: Friday, 10th December

Where: Events Cinemas, Whitfords Shopping Centre, Hillarys

Time: Depart school at 10.15am (approx) and return by 1.30pm (approx)

Movie: Encanto (PG - mild violence)

Uniform: Blue polo and blue sport shorts

What to bring: Small bag of treats (please be nut aware) and a water bottle


This movie is rated PG. If you feel this movie is not appropriate for your child, please notify your class teacher.

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To find out more about the back to school uniform process, please click here.


We are aware of the delay in school bag deliveries. As this is beyond anyone's control we understand that some children may initially bring a different backpack until theirs arrives. We thank you for your understanding with this matter.

Music Department

School Orchestra

Our Orchestra performed at our last assembly to a wonderful audience.

This was their first performance and they entertained us with singing, solos, spy themes and carols which the audience loved!

Congratulations to our talented music tutor, Mrs Horton, and her marvelous musicians!

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Instrumental Lessons for 2022

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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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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.

Kindness Calendar

Every act of kindness makes a difference. Let's help create a happier world this December with our Kindness Calendar 💕🌎🎄

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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!


Sarah Williams & Maura Killalea

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

Sport Update

It has been a very hectic term for Sport in Term 4, there have been 5 carnivals which so many children have participated in. We had two Athletics Carnivals, a Baseball Competition, a Triathlon and last week's Summer Carnival with cricket, tennis and beach volleyball being the sports played.

As usual, the students of St Lukes' were outstanding, and the Staff who helped did an amazing job as well.


A special thanks to all the parents who helped in so many ways, this term and throughout the year, your support is invaluable.


Rob Noseda

SPORT TEACHER

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Parent Self-Care Matters

Parents are known for putting their childrenʼs needs ahead of their own. With the mantra of ʻbe involvedʼ in your childʼs life a dominant parenting message, itʼs now common for parents to neglect their own social and wellbeing to give their children the best possible start in life. This selfless approach is commendable, but questionable if it means you are constantly stretched, child will exhaust you at times so itʼs important to replenish, refresh and reinvigorate yourself.


Please click here to read more...


Ann Peart

SOCIAL WORKER

Administration

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Gastro

Gastro appears to be circulating in the community and other areas. To help reduce the spread please read the attached information regarding Gastro.

Children should not return to school for at least 24 hours after symptoms have finished, or 48 hours if you attend a high risk setting, such as health care, residential care or child care, or handle food as part of your job. For more information about gastroenteritis please click here.

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

How delicious are lemon and fruit mince pies? This week the Christmas pie orders have been sent home and the P & F really want to thank Melinda France and her team of helpers who made this fundraiser possible. Approximately $300 was raised so thank you everyone for shopping locally and supporting the P & F.

Class Representatives for 2022

Still looking for some fun goals for 2022?

Why not make being your child’s class representative one of them? Meet great families, learn who is in your child’s class, grow the St Luke’s Community and make an impact! The role is rewarding, and the minor commitments are easy to manage. Please forward your interest to the P and F parentsstlukes@outlook.com to ensure each year group is covered before school commences in 2022.

Save the Date

Finally due to the amazing success of this year’s Evening on the Green, the P and F would love for you to SAVE THE DATE of Friday 18th February 2022, for next year’s special night. Be sure to ask someone at Christmas to gift you all the picnic kit you need and join our community as we welcome the new school year in. As we all know there’s so much to celebrate when school begins in February!

Speaking of picnics and entertainment we are all looking forward to seeing our school community at the Christmas Concert this Friday night. Thank you to all the St Luke’s staff for preparing the students to put on a great show.

Playgroup

Thank you to Melinda France who has done an outstanding job of re-starting our playgroup on a Friday morning. It has been a wonderful opportunity for our little ones to come together and enjoy meeting members of our St Luke's community. Playgroup will run up until Friday 10th December and will then have a break over the school holidays. Please join our Playgroup Facebook page for updates on when it is starting up again next year.
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This Friday at the farewell assembly there will be an official opportunity to say goodbye and thank you to all the wonderful staff who have served at St Luke’s.

The P & F wishes them well as they embark on a new journey and thanks everyone who has worked tirelessly for the school. We wish Mr Kelly all the best on his new adventure next year, we know that the new school community will benefit greatly from his wisdom and care, and we know that St Luke’s CPS will only grow and thrive on the strong foundation that Mr Kelly has created in the 4 years with us.

Thank you, Mr Kelly for all your time, expertise, passion, enthusiasm, dedication, and insight. When you arrived in 2018 your focus was on the children of St Luke’s and 4 years on your focus has not wavered. We wish yourself and Mrs Kelly a blessed Christmas and restful New Years before the adventure begins.


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.

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:




Thank you for your kind and generous donation!


Year 6 Graduation Committee

Bookings are essential via the healthywa.wa.gov.au/parentgroups website, Parenting groups (healthywa.wa.gov.au)


Julie Fazari

Community Health

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