St Luke's Catholic Primary School

NEWSLETTER | 21 JULY 2022

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Lord God almighty, bless our grandparents with long life, happiness, and health. May they remain constant in your love and be living signs of your presence to their children and grandchildren.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Welcome Back to Term 3

It has been so lovely to see everyone back at school this week with so many smiles and joyful cheers in seeing friends again. Don't those holidays just fly by! The break from school routines really do provide us a welcomed opportunity to slow down, spend time with our loved ones and isn't it great not having to prepare lunchboxes and iron uniforms! We hope all students have had a wonderful rest and are now ready to hit the ground running into a busy and productive Term 3!

Whole School Mass

This morning, we celebrated mass as a whole school for the first time in quite a while. It was a joyous celebration that encompassed all the themes of NAIDOC week. Thank you to Fr Stephen, our acolyte Mr Featherstone, our Year 6 Ministry Team, altar servers and Mrs Killalea for preparing such a beautiful mass. We were so proud of our Pre Primaries attending their first whole school mass too! Thanks must also go to Mrs Longbottom who prepared the music- the children sang their hearts out! It was such a lovely celebration. Well done, everyone!
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World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

On July 24, the Church celebrates the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Established by Pope Francis in January 2021, the observance is celebrated each year on the fourth Sunday of July, coinciding with the feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s parents and Jesus’ grandparents, Sts. Joachim and Anne.


The theme for this year’s World Day is “In old age they will still bear fruit” (Psalm 92:15) and emphasises how grandparents and the elderly are a value and a gift for our community. In his message for the second World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, Pope Francis writes: "Old age is no time to give up and lower the sails, but a season of enduring fruitfulness: a new mission awaits us and bids us look to the future."


"The World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly is an opportunity to proclaim once more, with joy, that the Church wants to celebrate together with all those whom the Lord – in the words of the Bible – has “filled with days”. Let us celebrate it together! I ask you to make this Day known in your parishes and communities; to seek out those elderly persons who feel most alone, at home or in residences where they live. Let us make sure that no one feels alone on this day. Expecting a visit can transform those days when we think we have nothing to look forward to; from an initial encounter, a new friendship can emerge. Visiting the elderly who live alone is a work of mercy in our time!"


To read the full message from his Holiness Pope Francis please click here.


We would like to thank all the grandparents in our community for the role you play in our students' lives and how this helps our mission to educate the whole child here at St Luke's Catholic Primary.

Signage

I am sure you have all seen our wonderful new signage around the school. A big thank you to our School Advisory Council, 360 Projects and Mrs Killalea for organising the makeover. I think you would all agree it has made a lovely addition to our beautiful school grounds.

COVID-19 High Caseload Mask Wearing

As Premier Mark McGowan has recently communicated, WA is seeing an increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in the community due to the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants. While the Chief Health Officer has said that this should not be cause for alarm, we are being encouraged not to become complacent in taking preventative measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, including the wearing of masks.


Masks are required to be worn for people aged 12 years and older in the following settings:

• GPs;

• Aboriginal health services;

• Dental and optical health clinics;

• Hospitals, aged care and disability care facilities;

• Public and passenger transport, including school buses;

• Aircraft.


Masks are also encouraged where physical distancing is not possible. Please encourage your child to wear a mask to school if they are unable to physically distance from others. Masks are an effective measure to lessen the risk of both spreading and becoming infected with COVID-19.


Please continue to register your child’s COVID-19 results via the CEWA Self-Reporting Portal and any positive COVID-19 RAT results on the WA Health RAT Register, as is required by the WA Government.

NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week occurred over the school holidays from 3rd July to 10th July. Get up! Stand Up! Show up! This encourages all of us to champion institutional, structural, collaborative and cooperative change while celebrating those who have already driven and led change aboriginal Torres Strait Island communities over generations NAIDOC week celebrations are held to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities but by Australians from all walks of life. More information is available on the following website: https://www.naidoc.org.au/ We look forward to seeing you at our Year 4 NAIDOC week assembly tomorrow.

God Moments

We are currently home to some little quendas around the school. We are blessed to have God's creatures around us. Keep an eye out for the quenda holes around the school! Thank you to Mr Hogan who takes such pride and care of our gardens and grounds. We appreciate all your efforts!
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'In a world where you can be anything, be kind' and remember to give our grandparents and elderly an extra big hug this Sunday!


God bless,


Sarah Williams

Acting Principal

Message from the Assistant Principals

AUSLAN in the Library at Lunchtimes

Every Monday to Wednesday students have the opportunity to spend time in the Library with some AUSLAN activities. The AUSLAN station has many different activities that are fun and encourage the social use of AUSLAN. Mrs Cragg has also been teaching students the art of knitting!

Pre Primary NAIDOC Week Activities

This week our classes have been participating in NAIDOC week activities. In Pre Primary they have been discussing native animals and listened to the Dreamtime story of How The Echidna Got Its Spikes. Here you can see our creative PPs making echidnas and animal symbols. Awesome work, Pre Primary!

Year 4 Creating Fraction Number Lines

It was fantastic to see some Maths in action in our Year 4 rooms this week. Here they are creating fraction, decimal fraction and percentage number lines. Way to go Year 4!
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Attention! Everyone in MacKillop Faction...

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Speech Pathology Availability at St Luke's

The team from Fremantle Speech Pathology services is currently accepting new referrals from children attending St Luke’s who are in pre-kindergarten through to year six.

Therapists are working on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

  • Monday: Gracen Murphy
  • Wednesday: Juliet Palethorpe
  • Friday: Elle Holloway

Currently there is availability on Wednesdays with Juliet Palethorpe who is a highly experienced clinician within the literacy area.


For more information please click here: FSPS Flyer

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Action for Happiness: Happier Kinder Together

Jump Back Up July!
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Please click here for this week's Kids' Bulletin and activities.

Dion - The Ninja Warrior!

On the 23rd June, Dion Joyce (2B) was part of a Channel 9 Ninja Warrior promotion, held at The Ninja Academy, hosted by Jo Beth Taylor with Ninja Warrior Champion Ben Polson commentating.


Dion participated in a relay style course run of the Ninja Warrior obstacles along side Well Known and Upcoming Ninja's who are in this season of Ninja Warrior. Dion was the youngest Ninja and one of only 4 youth invited to be part of the promotion (2 others were Dion's brothers, Josh and Liam).


Awesome work, Dion! We are very proud of you!

Clayton - Kicking His Way Through the Grades!

Clayton Nguyen (2W) attended his ATI Taekwondo grading for the next belt level recently. Not only did he pass with flying colours but also received recognition from his instructors with an Achievement Award.


Top stuff, Clayton!

If you have some great news to share in our newsletter please email sarah.williams@cewa.edu.au



Maura Killalea & Kristy Graffin

Assistant Principals

ICAS Returns In 2022

ICAS will return to St Luke's this year and is open to all Year 3-6 students. We encourage you to consider entering your child in ICAS. This fantastic assessment program allows students to challenge themselves and be recognised for their academic efforts. The assessment is now fully online and sitting dates will commence in Term 3. Your child will be bringing home a letter with more details. Please ensure that you have registered and paid before 1 August. Learn more by visiting www.icasassessments.com.


Bruce Plint

SHINE Teacher

Sport Update

I hope you have had a lovely, refreshing school holiday and are ready to hit the ground running with another term packed full of sport.


Important dates:

· August 26th – Spring Carnival (Year 6 and selected Year 5 students)

· September 7th – National Health and Physical Education Day

· September 21st – Kindy Athletics Carnival

· September 22nd – Faction Athletics Carnival (Years PP – 6)


Running Club:

Running club will start Friday the 29th of July (Week 2) down on the oval at 7:45am. A great opportunity for students and parents to increase their fitness, strengthen friendships and an overall great start to the morning.


A reminder that running club will always go ahead unless you have received an SMS from the school office prior to Friday morning.



Emily Rasmussen

Physical Education Specialist

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Library Update

BOOK WEEK – 23RD TO 26TH AUGUST

This year’s Book Week will be held in Week 6. The Library will be holding lots of fun activities for the children including our Book Fair, Dress Up Parade, a “Stuffed Toy Library Sleepover” for the juniors & class scavenger hunts for the seniors.


BOOK FAIR:

Please keep an eye out for info on this via the P & F pages.


PARADE & ASSEMBLY:

Wednesday morning 24th August.

The children are invited to dress up as a Book Character or use the theme of “Dreaming with Eyes Open” to inspire a costume!


A reminder to Parents: Please do not feel you need to hire or buy expensive costumes. A quick online search can reveal all kinds of cheap, fast, easy ideas!

More Info to come!


Leone Simmonds

Librarian

Administration

Families Leaving in 2023

If you have a student who is not returning in 2023, please email the office as soon as possible as we have an extensive waitlist: admin@stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au. Thank you.

Lost Property

Another friendly reminder to please ensure your child's name is clearly marked on all clothes, hats, drink bottles and containers. We have a large amount of lost property that comes to the office on a regular basis and we are unable to return it to the rightful owner without a name. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Upcoming Dates

As calendar dates can be subject to change, please always confirm events by checking our online calendar - https://www.stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au/community-calendar


Week 1

Thursday 21 July

  • Whole School Mass 9.30am


Friday 22 July

  • NAIDOC Week Assembly


Week 2

Wednesday 27 July

  • MacKillop Free Dress
  • BRLA Practise Test (Year 5)


Thursday 28 July

  • BRLA Practise Test (Year 3)
  • BRLA Equating Test (Year 5)
  • Year 2 Liturgy 9.30am in the Church


Friday 29 July

  • Student Leadership Assembly
  • BRLA Equating Test (Year 3)


Week 3

Tuesday 2 August

  • School Advisory Council Meeting 6pm
  • P&F Meeting 7.45pm


Wednesday 3 August

  • BRLA Assessment Year 5
  • First Eucharist Retreat


Thursday 4 August

  • BRLA Assessment Year 3
  • Year 1 Liturgy at the Church 9.30am
  • Mater Dei Showcase Visit


Friday 5 August

  • Merit Award Assembly


Week 4

Wednesday 10 August

  • Mary MacKillop Liturgy
  • World of Maths Incursion


Thursday 11 August

  • Year 3 Liturgy in the Church 9.30am


Friday 12 August

  • Merit Award Assembly

Merit Awards

Congratulations to the students who received merit awards at our last assembly.

Hip Hip Hooray!

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Fathering Project Update

For those that missed out on the last iPlay event, we have opened up another date. Please see the information below.
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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 Update

2nd and 3rd Friday Nights.

7pm-9pm in the Parish Hall.

Grades 6 to 12.

Sacramental Dates 2022

FIRST EUCHARIST

PARENT-CHILD WORKSHOPS (ONLINE)

Wednesday 22nd June

RETREAT (School Students Only)

Wednesday 3rd August

SACRAMENTAL MASSES

Saturday 6th August 6pm

Saturday 13th August 6pm

Sunday 14th August 9.30am


FIRST RECONCILIATION

PARENT-CHILD WORKSHOPS (ONLINE)

Wednesday 14th Sept

RETREAT (School Students Only)

Wednesday 12th October

SACRAMENT

Wednesday 19th October 6pm

After School Care

Music Tuition

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Keyed Up Music Lessons

Keyed Up Music will be teaching keyboard and guitar lessons this Term after school. Lessons start from $19.80 for a small group. If you are interested in your son / daughter learning an instrument, ring Savanna on 0479 171 424 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form

Community News

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