St Luke's Catholic Primary


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Message From The Principal

I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend and used the opportunity for some quality time with family and friends. Family moments are precious, and studies have shown that spending time with family can help reduce stress and anxiety, lead to a healthier lifestyle and lengthen your life! Family gives you motivation to be the best version of yourself.

“The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends.” — Clayton M. Christensen

Whilst the students had their pupil free day, the staff were participating in some professional learning under the direction of Dr. Mike Newton from Thrive Organisational Wellness. This was the second time that he has worked with our staff. Mike ran a session on the first two recovery modalities of movement and sleep and then moved into the nutrition aspect around eating well and the importance of healthy nutrition. The wellbeing of our staff here at St Luke’s is paramount in ensuring we maintain the best possible educators for the children in our care.

A big thank you to our P&F for organising our annual Evening on the Green. It was an enjoyable event and a wonderful opportunity for the community to welcome our new staff and families. From the live music to the cuddly animal farm, it was all a hit! The smiles on the children (and adults) faces said it all. Our community is very special here at St Luke’s and this is due to the generous volunteers that commit to our school each and every day. We are very grateful to you all – thank you!

Last week we held our school swimming carnival. This was the first time we had used HBF Arena and I think you would all agree it was outstanding! The children are to be commended on their team spirit and attitude on the day. Nothing warms my heart more than to see students congratulating and shaking hands with their opponents. Well done to our Faction Captains who displayed exemplary leadership skills in the faction bays. Thank you to Miss R and the staff who attended on the day. I think you would all agree it was a very well organised event due to the hard work that happened behind the scenes. Thank you also to our parent volunteers, once again stepping up to the call as usual. Congratulations to MacKillop for the overall win on the day!

Have a wonderful week and continue to show up and shine!

God bless,

Sarah Williams

Acting Principal

God Moments

Can you spot the stick insect and all of our fishy friends living in the Science Room?

Message from the Assistant Principals


The Year 3 and 5 children will start the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) on Wednesday the 15th of March. NAPLAN is a series of common literacy and numeracy tests conducted annually across Australia for all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. The NAPLAN tests provide valuable information to all schools about the performance of their students and support the ability of schools to focus teaching on areas of need. The tests also help parents see how their child is progressing against national standards. Please keep in mind that NAPLAN is only one assessment that schools use to gather data on student progress. Children that are absent for any assessments will have the opportunity to complete the tests at a later date.

Cyber Safety Workshops

This week, students in Year 3-6 were involved in a Cyber Safety and Digital Wellness workshop which was run by Dr Kayelene Kerr. It was a highly informative and interesting session for all students.

Dr Kayelene gave the students some useful tips such as:

  • Pause before you share words, photos and videos
  • Be careful what you share and who you share it with
  • Know what an unsafe secret is and the warning signs.

Interestingly, some students spoke about having devices in their bedrooms, were unaware of where their online photos were being stored, and were complaining of sore eyes and necks at times. We hope this workshop has helped your child understand a little more about our online world and what they can do to help keep themselves safe, well and healthy with their devices. We encourage you to discuss the content of this workshop with your child at home to reinforce their learning and assist them in navigating the online world.

Thank you to the P&F who sponsored not only the student workshops but also the parent workshop that was held on Tuesday evening. We hope all the families who attended found it to be worthwhile and beneficial.

Student Council

The Student Council have been meeting each week to plan initiatives to improve St Luke’s CP. They have been proudly wearing their rainbow sashes in the playgrounds so that they are visible to children that may need assistance during lunchtime play. Student Council members are also going to check on our school bags and give prizes to the tidiest class. This will motivate children to keep St Luke’s CP clean and take pride in their wonderful environment.

The Student Council are looking forward to going on an excursion to the Primary GRIP Leadership Conference on the 22nd of March. This will be an opportunity for the students to develop their leadership and collaboration skills.

School Social Media

Families are encouraged to follow St Luke's on social media to keep up to date with the many learning experiences offered to the children and all of the fun happening around our fabulous school:

Each year level also has a Facebook group for families to join which are managed by our class representatives. These groups are a great way to keep in contact with other families in your child's year level and can be found here.

World's Greatest Shave

Year 6 student, Liam, has been growing his hair for approximately 18 months and it is nearly time for him to cut it all off for the World's Greatest Shave. Liam's goal is to fundraise to assist people, particularly children, who have cancer and other long term illnesses. He aims to complete his shave on Friday 17th March at 2.30pm during the national fundraiser week. Congratulations to Liam for his fundraising efforts so far, donations can be made using this link.

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Upcoming Dates

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

Week 6

Friday 10th March

  • Merit Award Assembly 8:45am

Week 7

Tuesday 14th March

  • Sacramental Parent Information Night 6:00pm (more information below)

Wednesday 15th March

  • NAPLAN commences
  • CANCELLED: Parent Reporting Workshop @ St Elizabeth's 5.30pm.
This has been rescheduled for next term, closer to when reports will be coming out.

Week 8

Tuesday 21st March

  • School Advisory Council Meeting 6:00pm
  • P&F Meeting 7:30pm (Library)

Thursday 23rd March

  • Interschool Swimming Carnival

Friday 24th March

  • Year 2 Harmony Day Assembly 8:45am

Week 9

Tuesday 28th March

  • Parent Teacher Interviews 12:30-7:00pm

Friday 31st March

  • Merit Award Assembly 8:45am
  • School Sleep Out 5:00pm

Week 10

Thursday 6th April

  • Last day of Term 1

Sacramental Dates

Sacramental Parent Information Night

This session will be held on Tuesday 14th March in the church from 6:00-7:30pm. It is expected that each family is represented on the night for information related to the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. Other details about the Masses will also be shared with families at this time.


Parent and Child Workshop– 11th May

School Retreat – 17th May

Confirmation Masses – 27th May 6pm & 28th May 9.30am


Parent and Child Workshop – 16th August

School Retreat – 28th August

Eucharist Masses – 9th September 6pm & 10th September 9.30am


Parent and Child Workshop – 26th October

School Retreat – 1st November

Reconciliation Night – 8th November

Action for Happiness: Happier Kinder Together

Getting absorbed in a new activity is a great way to boost your wellbeing. And when facing challenges, it can really help to take a new perspective or find a new way forward.
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You may be interested in the free Action for Happiness app for iOS and Android, for more info click this link:

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Please click here for this week's Kids' Bulletin and activities.

Sport News

Important Dates Term One:

March 23rd – Interschool Swimming Carnival (HBF Arena, Joondalup)

Every Wednesday morning – HIIT Club

Every Thursday morning – Running Club

After School Soccer Program

Pro Football Training are delighted to invite students to a FREE soccer training session on Tuesday, 14th March immediately after school. The session will run from 3.00pm to 4.00pm on the oval. To confirm your child’s registration simply email

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Student Spotlight

Year 5 students Mia, Elia and Sydney recently competed in the State Tumbling Qualifications Competition alongside former student, Retha. All four girls qualified to compete at the National Australian Gymnastics Championships to be held on the Gold Coast in May. Congratulations girls!

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If you have any good news stories about our students that you would like to share with the community, please send any photos and a short blurb to

Extra Curricula Clubs

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Holiday STEM Camp

Young Engineers will be running a STEM camp at St Luke's on Monday 17th April. The camp encourages students to develop creative problem solving techniques in a fun and safe environment. Please see the flyer below for more details.

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Message from the P&F

Evening on the Green

Thank you to all the families who joined us on our annual Evening on the Green night. It was such a fantastic night to welcome in the new school year, and welcome new families joining our St Luke's community. We hope everyone enjoyed the evening.

A big thank you to our Year 1 representatives and families for volunteering their time to organise and help run the event.

Hot Cross Buns

Orders for 6 pack of Hot Cross Buns will open soon through Flexischools, closing on 31st March. Delivery will be Wednesday 5th April for Kindy and Thursday 6th April for the rest of the school. Approximately $2 per pack goes to the school to support the kids.

Wine Fundraiser

The P&F St Luke’s wine fundraiser, is online and delivered straight to your door. $3 per bottle comes straight back to school. Feel free to share with all of your friends and thank you for supporting our fabulous school.

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Fathering Group Sleep Out

The School Sleep Out is approaching quickly! Bookings will be available via Flexischools from Monday.
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Playgroup is back on Mondays in 2023. You can find us in the Dance Hall from 8.45am until approximately 10.30am.

Come along and meet some other St Luke’s families, and let the children play with our fun toys, books and equipment.

Please bring your child’s water bottle, snacks (no nuts) and a keep cup if you’d like to make yourself a coffee.

Join our facebook group for more information and to keep up-to-date at

I hope to see you there.


Playgroup Coordinator


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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.

Parent Sacramental Information Evening

A reminder to all parents who have children enrolled in the 2023 Sacramental Program, that the Parent meeting is on Tuesday 14th March at 6.00pm at St Luke’s Church. This meeting is parent focused and children are not required to attend.

The main focus is to explain the three Sacraments – Reconciliation, Eucharist, Confirmation - and how they relate to each other. We aim to further support your understanding of the Sacraments, to empower you as the first and primary educators, to nurture your own and your Child’s/Children's faith.

At the end of the evening, general information regarding procedures such as the process for booking your Mass time to receive the Sacraments (Eucharist and/or Confirmation), photography arrangements, and any other general business will be discussed.

I look forward to seeing and meeting with you all at this time,

Angela Coon

St Luke’s Woodvale Parish Sacramental Coordinator

After School Care

Music Tuition

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Community News

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Mercedes College Open Day

Mercedes College is hosting its Open Day on Tuesday 14 March. This will be an immersive experience which will include a student-led tour of the College visiting specialised learning areas where prospective families will have the opportunity to meeting the various Heads of Learning.

Two sessions are available: 8.30am and 11am, and registrations are required in order for places to be secured:

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Edgewater Woodvale JFC

Registrations for the 2023 Junior Football season are open! Players are welcome to register until the start of the season in mid April.
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