St Luke's Catholic Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 4 | 12 AUGUST 2021

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Let us pray,

O God, you called Mary to be the mother of Jesus and the mother of us all.

Let the example of her faithfulness inspire us to open ourselves to the fullness of your grace, that we, too, may bear Christ to the world. Grant this in the name of the same Jesus Christ who lives with you and the Holy Spirit forever.

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


12 August

  • State Cross Country @ UWA
  • Year 5 Mass


13 August

  • Footy Fan Dress Up Day
  • Year 6 Puberty talk
  • Student Leadership Assembly


14 &15 August

  • Eucharist Celebrations
  • Feast of the Assumption of Mary


16 & 17 August

  • Pupil Free Days


19 August

  • ICAS English Assessment
  • Performing Arts Festival - Dance Showcase!


20 August

  • Merit Award Assembly
  • Spring Carnival
  • One Big Voice


21 & 22 August

  • Eucharist Celebrations

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

15 August: The Feast of the Assumption of Mary

The Church teaches us that Mary, body and soul, was taken by God into heaven as the course of her life on earth was completed. Pope Pius XII proclaimed this event to be a doctrine on 1 November 1950.


The doctrine of Mary’s Assumption is based on what is called a theological conclusion because of other indirect references to it in the Scriptures. For example, at the Annunciation (celebrated 25 March, nine months before December 25), the Angel Gabriel declared Mary to be “full of Grace” and “God’s highly favoured daughter” (Luke 1:28). Mary conceived Jesus, the Son of God, by the power of the Holy Spirit as a consequence of accepting God’s plan for her. Further, when Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth, who herself was pregnant with John the Baptist, she addressed Mary with the words, “Who am I that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” (Luke 1:42).


All these biblical statements led the Church to conclude that because of her role as Mother of the Messiah, Mary would be preserved from original sin and its consequences. Her freedom from sin was accomplished by reason of Jesus’ foreseen redemptive death on the cross. As such it would not be possible for Mary, whose womb carried the Son of God, to suffer the corruption of the body that all people experience after death.


Let us pray together and ask God to help us to see Mary as an example of how we can live our life:

O God You called Mary to be the mother of Jesus and the mother of us all.

Let the example of her faithfulness inspire us to open ourselves to the fullness of your grace,

that we too, may bear Christ to the world. Grant this in the name of the same

Jesus Christ who lives with you and the Holy Spirit.


Amen

Eucharist Celebrations

This Saturday evening, 14 and Sunday morning, 15 August is the first two of four First Holy 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, teachers and catechist coordinators during this special time.


Please keep the First Communicants and their families in your prayers.

Science Week: 9 -13 August 2021

We have been very busy once again with our learning. Congratulations once again to our Science and Sustainability teacher, Mrs Farcich, for taking students and staff on a wonderful journey exploring Science through an inquiry and critical thinking lens. The activities and opportunities to explore, discover and discuss their findings through investigations was simply brilliant. Bravo!

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.

God Moments!

  • Watching the students and parents smile from ear to ear when the said hello and patted our wellness dog Lulu before school Monday.
  • Listening to staff having rich conversations about Science of Reading learning.
  • Seeing Mr Plint get very excited when his Uber Eats arrived at lunch time.


Andrew Kelly

PRINCIPAL

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

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 Year 5 students in our Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival! Mrs Muir sent home a letter last week to all Year 3 and Year 5 families outlining all you need to know about the performance, as well as, information regarding buying your tickets. We are super excited to see these performances as we know how hard these classes have been rehearsing. Thank you to Mrs Muir for all her efforts in preparing the students. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with Mrs Muir: bonita.muir@cewa.edu.au

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

Numero Incursion

This week our Year 5s were lucky enough to have a Numero Incursion.

Numero® features

  • Significantly boosts mental maths ability when played regularly.
  • A focused Numero® program can assist with achieving better results in mental computation testing.
  • Adaptable for any ability and suitable for ages 3 to adult.
  • A fun educational activity for the whole family.
  • Increases children’s confidence in the classroom.
  • Encourages tactical thinking and thinking ‘outside the box’.
  • Complements any numeracy program.

Everyone had a fabulous time learning how to play the game. For more information please check out the Numero® website here

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Give Us A Cheer For First Place!

On Saturday 7th August three of the Year One Students (Left to Right: Ebony Arnott, Sophie Alen Hall and Olivia Casotti) competed in the Aussie Gold Cheer & Dance Championships. Their team, "Tiny Tornadoes" from West Coast Fury, competed for the very first time and placed first in their category! The team have worked incredibly hard through many disruptions and they are so very proud of their achievement. Awesome work, Girls! All of us here at St Luke's are very proud of your achievement!

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

State Cross Country Championships

On Thursday August 12th St Luke's children from Year 3 to 6 will be running at the State School Cross Country Championships at UWA in Mt Claremont. The students have done plenty of training and we wish them well for this big event.


Rob Noseda

SPORT TEACHER

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One Big Voice

Our Choir will be performing during the matinee session of the One Big Voice Festival Concert in Week 5 on Friday, 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

Our beautiful String and Woodwind tutor, Mrs Kathryn Horton, returns to us this term following sick leave. If you would like to start lessons on violin, cello or flute, please contact Mrs Horton directly- 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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Year 5 Fostering Hope

In Term 3, Year 5 have chosen to support Fostering Hope, a charity established to support emergency foster carers and the children they care for.

At this time of the year, Fostering Hope needs warm pyjamas, socks, dressing gowns, jackets, tracksuit pants, jeans, jumpers and children’s backpacks (no previous owner’s names on them). They are also happy to collect summer clothes for when the weather is warmer.

They are always in need of new underwear, nappies, formula, toiletries, (combs, brushes, toothbrushes) prams, cots, books and toys.

All the items need to be in excellent, clean and complete condition for the safety and esteem of the children. Donations can be bought to either of the Year 5 classrooms.


On Friday, St Luke’s will be holding a “Football Fan” dress up day. Children may come to school dressed in their favourite team’s footy colours for a gold coin donation. All funds raised will go to Fostering Hope.


Judy, Justin and Emily

YEAR 5 TEACHERS

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SCIENCE WEEK 2021

This week we celebrated Science Week at our school. The theme for this year was ‘Food: Different by Design’. All of the students in their Science classes completed special activities including playing a fruit/vegetable piano, watching an augmented reality experience, using microscopes to look at fruit and vegetables in different ways, planting some seeds and participating in a whole school graphs of favourites. A huge thank you to Mrs Natoli who once again came and showed our Year 6 students how to extract DNA from a strawberry and a big thank you to the many parents who came and helped out with the activities. We have been having a lot of fun celebrating here at St Luke’s with all of the future scientists!

· Citizen Science – if you want to join in a Citizen Science project then ABC Science's Citizen Science project for National Science Week 2021 is now live! Become a Hoot Detective by listening to audio from a vast archive of recordings of the wild across Australia. Keep an ear out for any owl calls, then simply choose the sounds found in the audio from a short list of owls, frogs, insects, koalas and more.

· DIY Science at Home – here’s some more DIY Science for you to try at home during National Science Week. Learn some science in the kitchen while you make ricotta, cook up a home-made lead pencil, find useful chemicals in fruit and vegies, or temper chocolate. You can also get out into the backyard or a nearby park for find mathematical patterns in nature.

· WA Events – Get ready for a food science feast! There is a cornucopia of events taking place at WA Museum Boola Bardip to celebrate the science of our sustenance as part of the Food for Thought Science Festival, including:

1. Food for Thought Tours – Daily STEM themed tours of the Boola Bardip galleries.

2. An In-Conversation panel – A fascinating mix of scientists, chefs, environmentalists, and captains of enterprise to explore Food: Different by Design.

3. Pollinator Lab – Incorporating hands-on learning with the importance of biodiversity and pollination in food production, and in meeting the future food needs of the world.

· Happy Science Week – to all of our families that are involved in Science, we hope you all have a special week.


Tania Farcich

SCIENCE TEACHER

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.

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


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Administration

P&F NEWS

Thank you

Thank you everyone who came out last Friday night for a fun and enlightening Bogan Bingo Fundraiser!!! There were plenty of bogans, plenty of bingo and plenty of funds raised for our St Luke’s students, it was a successful night. Huge thanks to parents setting up, serving on the bar, coordinating prizes, donating raffles, designing costumes, packing away, and cleaning the debris. Without people pitching in the night would not have been so successful.

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 Stall

Another event just around the corner is our Father’s Day Breakfast. This year we would love 8 mums or carers to help cook & serve on the morning of Friday, 3 September. If you are available to help please go to this link to put your name down: https://signup.com/go/zanMSre (Mr Kelly is happy to sponsor you a coffee for your expertise and time). On the same day 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.

Special Mention

St Luke’s P&F would really like to extend a massive welcome from St Luke’s Parish to attend a special mass this Sunday celebrating the Feast of the Assumption. Mass is held Saturday night 6pm, Sunday 8am, 9:30am and 6pm in the evening. This feast day is a Holy Day of Obligation (like Christmas Day), and it would be lovely to have our families present. A huge congratulations going out to our Year 4 students who will be celebrating their First Holy Communion Sacrament this weekend.


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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