St Luke's Catholic Primary School

Newsletter - Term 2, Issue 9 , 17 June 2021


As calendar dates can be subject to change, please always confirm events by checking our website -

18 June

  • Confirmation Retreat (Year 6)
  • Merit Assembly @ 8.40am

19 & 20 June

  • Confirmation Masses

23 June

  • Interschool Cross Country Training @ 7.40am (Mawson Park)
  • Whole School Mass @ 9.30am

25 June

  • Interschool Cross Country (Mawson Park)

25 - 27 June

  • Father Son Camp

30 June

  • Reports available on SEQTA Engage @ 3pm

2 July

  • Last day of Term 2


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As they sailed across, Jesus settled down for a nap. But soon a fierce storm came down on the lake. The boat was filling with water, and they were in real danger.

The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”

When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and the raging waves. Suddenly the storm stopped and all was calm. Then he asked them, “Where is your faith?”

The disciples were terrified and amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “When he gives a command, even the wind and waves obey him!”

In next week’s Gospel, we read of Jesus and his disciples caught up in the storm. This story has a lot of importance for us today. It is incredible to see the peace that Jesus had in this situation and the complete turmoil that the disciples were in. Jesus was at peace and not worried about the storm around them. There was no reason for the disciples to be afraid.

And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep.

Matthew 8:24

The wind and the waves that surrounded the disciples were huge and scared all on board except Jesus. We know that Jesus knew what was going on from the beginning because he reprimanded the disciples for their lack of faith. They did not trust in Jesus and all he could and would do. At that moment, the disciples had more fear of the storm than trust in God.

This story highlights some key components in our walk with Christ. There are trials that we come against, but we must trust in God and His sovereignty over the situation.

We can learn from this story the significance of our faith in Jesus in times of trial and can grow in our confidence in the fact that God is in control, and we can trust in him.

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Our hope is in God.

God is with us, even in the middle of a storm.

When Jesus calms the storm in the New Testament, we are encouraged today that God is also with us in the middle of storms of life.


Resilience is absolutely built through life experience. Did your child fall off their bike? This is an opportunity to build resilience. Did your child’s guinea pig die? This is an opportunity to build resilience.

Life experience is an essential part of the resilience building process, but for many kids, it isn’t enough. Some children’s natural predisposition may not lend itself to resilience. It can also be hit and miss as some kids are exposed to more resilience building opportunities than others. It can also lead to unconscious competence – when kids don’t know what they’re doing to respond resiliently to situations they can struggle to know what tools to draw upon when experiencing new challenges.

When resilience was first studied back in the mid-1900s scientists explored whether it was preferable to remove adversity at source or to build resilience. They concluded that it was preferable to remove adversity at source, but quickly recognised that in the majority of cases this wasn’t feasible. As such, the focus is now much more on teaching the skill of resilience.

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Confirmation Weekend

Congratulations to our Year 6 students who received their Sacrament of Confirmation last weekend. Thank you parents to your commitment and support with the Parish Program. We look forward to seeing the rest of our Year 6 students receive their Sacrament this weekend.

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While visiting classrooms, I have noticed a high number of students wearing the correct uniform. Congratulations parents. Many may ask why the attention to detail? When accepting an enrolment at St Luke’s, parents agree to follow the contractual agreement between the school and themselves; outlining the obligations of parents. There are many reasons as to why students wear uniforms. Parents may differ in opinions, however, at St Luke’s we wish to instill in children a sense of pride, belonging, to dress smart and prepare for the outside world. These are just a few reasons as to why we are committed to ensuring our students look their best at all times.

At this stage, the wool school jumper is unavailable. It is acceptable to wear the sports jacket in its place until further orders are submitted for the future.

Thank you for your support.

Have a fabulous weekend, as we return for another two fun filled weeks of school.

Laugh lots, remain joyful and enjoy your families.

God Bless,

Maura Killalea

Acting Principal


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Semester 1 Reports

Semester 1 Reports for all students PP - Year 6 will be available via the SEQTA Engage Parent Portal at the end of this term. To access SEQTA Engage, please visit:

Please ensure you are able to log-in to your SEQTA account before the end of term. If you have any issues please contact the office. Reports will be live on SEQTA Engage on Wednesday 30 June @ 3pm.

Cyber Safety & Digital Wellness Workshops

THANK YOU to our amazing P&F for providing us with the opportunity to engage with Child Safety Advocate and Trainer, Kayelene Kerr! This initiative has been running over the course of this term and has involved 4 student workshops and 2 parent workshops. It has had an enormous impact in our community and as a result Kayelene has encouraged 174 parents and 240 students to engage in cyber safety and digital wellness conversations at school and at home. We are so grateful to our hard working P&F for providing this opportunity to our community. If you would like to know more information, please refer to the esafekids website here.

"Protecting children from harm is a shared responsibility. We can all play a role in the care, safety and protection of children."

- Kayelene Kerr -

Constable Care Workshops

This week we had a series of Constable Care Incursions at St Luke's. There was a puppet theatre, as well as, live interactive performances, which addressed a range of personal safety, community safety and citizenship themes to excite, engage, challenge and educate our students. They addressed a wide range of topics such as:

Lower Primary

  • Protective Behaviours
  • Road safety
  • Basic first aid
  • Emergency numbers

Upper Primary

  • Internet- safety
  • Bullying & respectful friendships

  • Cyber-bullying


Thank you to Travice von Bergheim and Geoff Daniels for accepting our donations at last week's school assembly. We look forward to supporting the very worthy cause next year.

Staff Spotlight: Meet Miss Kemp

Miss Kemp is one of our amazing teachers in TSH! Did you know:
  • She grew up in Kent in the United Kingdom and came to Australia 4 years ago.
  • She loves to travel and explore new places, her favourite road trips so far have been Australia and America.
  • She studied a unique University degree - Theatre Arts, Education and Deaf Studies.
  • She is a thrill seeker who loves canyoning, skydiving and rollercoasters!
  • She has a level 5 in British Sign Language and uses these skills to learn Auslan (I wish it was a universal language)

Congratulations to our Cross Country Medal Winners!

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Look who’s on Insta!

You can follow my adventures at St Luke’s:


If you have some great news to share or any achievements, we would love to hear from you so that we can share it in our newsletter:

Have a fabulous week!

Sarah Williams & Justin Kirry


Congratulations to this Week's Merit Award Winners


Jacob Hoang

Savannah Ivanov

Tahli Yozzi


Lucas De Gaetani

Indiana Lord

Imogen Stevenson


Emma Baran

Joanna Pyrchla

Jayden Reid


Sierra Bell

Joshua Cartner

Adam Rollini


Alexia Miranda

William Peake

Olivia Reid


Travis Day

Adriana Farano

Elijah Stevenson


Mason Farano

Jake Henry

Madison Watts


Christopher Manzone

Hayley Mortlock

Olivia Spiteri


Daniella Howe

David McNamee

Jan (Marga) Padilla


Jacob Barfoot

Austin Mackie

Archer McCLue


Ryder Carlino

Harry Gunner

Toby O'Connor

Oliver Santoro


Amelia Pugliese

Spencer Sharpe

Sienna Zimmerman

** There will also be a coffee van available at this Friday's assembly. Enjoy! **


For the benefit of your child, students and staff in preventing the spread of illnesses / viruses, if your child is unwell it would be appreciated if you would not send your child to school. You must keep your child at home and away from others.

Remember, if you are sick please maintain physical distancing from other parents and teachers when attending school, including when dropping off and picking up your children.

Thank you



There are only a few weeks left of being able to bring in the bread bags and tags in for recycling. Thanks for all of the donations that have been coming through.

STEM Classroom Cash

There is only one week left of the STEM Classroom Cash coupons in Saturday’s West Australian newspaper. Please collect as many coupons as you can and bring them to the Science Room (at the back of the Library). A huge thank you to the families that have been collecting.

Mrs Tania Farcich



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Kangaroo Cafe

Just a reminder for the Kangaroo Café please have orders in by Thursday 11pm for the following Monday. If you need to cancel your order ON THE MORNING of canteen (Mondays) please text Mez on 0401000916. The café will be continuing through term 3 so if you are free to volunteer on the Monday, Mez would love to hear from you before she makes the new roster. Please email Thanks again to all the amazing volunteers for serving our school through the Kangaroo Café.

Bogan Bingo

As a reward to all parents and carers for getting through the longest term ever and to celebrate our wonderful school community the P and F are hosting a BOGAN BINGO NIGHT. Don’t worry about sorting those book week costumes just yet, get the old bogan gear out! Lock in Friday the 6th August for a fun night for staff, parents, carers and 18+ friends. More information will be available soon.

Father Son Camp

Please see below all those happy campers off to the Father Son Camp.


The camp begins from 5pm, Friday 25th June until 3pm, Sunday 27th June.


Please have a look at for instructions how to get there. We have booked Timbarra Lodge, sleeps 80x.

What to Bring:

Sleeping bag, pillow, torch, all food, warm clothes and possibly a spare set plus any games that the campers wish to play.

All cutlery, crockery, barbeque, and full kitchen facilities are supplied.

Canoes will be group booked as normal. Available Saturday 26th.


Everyone is required to do their share. Please do your own dishes and lend a hand to sweep and tidy up before you leave.


Firewood will be supplied to reflect the duration of the booking and the time of year. Should this allocation be exhausted, additional firewood will be available at the group’s expense, approximately $6.00 per 20kg bag.

I am sure we will all have an enjoyable weekend. Any queries, please email or 9309 6649 after 5pm

Direct campsite phone number is (08) 95381300 for anyone who might lose their way!

Children attending the camp must be currently attending St Luke’s Primary School, siblings who are no longer attending St Luke’s Primary School are not permitted to attend.

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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Music tuition in Term 2 will be offered in guitar, piano, flute, violin and cello through Keyed Up Music at St Luke’s. Lessons can be arranged during school time or after school where available. To enrol your child, please visit and fill out the online enrolment form. Information regarding lessons and fees can be found on the website.

Drums continue to be taught by Mr Christian Lombardi 0451 422 769

Thank you to Our Sponsors

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