St Luke's Catholic Primary
NEWSLETTER | 14 SEPTEMBER 2023
Message From The Principal
We are so fortunate to have such a dedicated and committed staff who work tirelessly to offer all these opportunities to our students. Thank you to each and every one of our super star staff here at St Luke's, you're all one in a million!
Father's and Grandfather's Appreciation Breakfast
Congratulations to our medallion winners and McSweeney for taking out the trophy for 2023!
The final scores were:
The Interschool Athletics Carnival will be held at Ridgewood Reserve on Friday 20th October. Selected students, determined by the results of the Faction Athletics Carnival and the Jumps and Throws finals, will compete against seven other schools. Students will be notified before the end of Term Three whether they have made the interschool team.
As the holidays draw near, we hope our families get the opportunity to spend some quality time together and have a well-deserved rest and chance to recharge ready for another fun-filled Term 4.
Message from the Assistant Principals
Speak Up Awards
Performing Arts Festival
Choir- Certificate of Merit
Year 3 Dance- Outstanding
Year 5 Dance- Outstanding
A special thank you also to the parents who came along to support the children at the performances and those who volunteered their time to make costumes.
Tournament of Minds
Dress Like a Pirate Day
Captain Plint and his merry crew will be walking the plank as part of a mini assembly at 8:45am which parents are welcome to attend.
We are wanting to improve the overall appearance and standards for St Luke's. We have a beautiful new, high quality uniform, so let's wear it with pride and help our school to look great! Thank you for your efforts and assistance with this matter.
We have a very busy Term 4 planned, please ensure you are marking your diaries with any important events and keeping up to date with what is happening at school via our live calendar, which can be found here.
Action for Happiness: Happier Kinder Together
Have a wonderful end to your week.... and an even better weekend!
Kristy Graffin & Natalie Vennitti (Acting)
St Luke's Feast Day
2024 BYOD Parent Information Night
The purchasing portal is currently open and can be accessed here, however, it is recommended that families wait until after the information evening to purchase a device. The school code is stlukeswa2024.
Telethon Speech and Hearing
Power of Speech
On Saturday the 9th of September, the students from Telethon Speech and Hearing (TSH) participated in the annual Power of Speech, public speaking event.
Congratulations to the nine students from St Luke’s Catholic Primary who delivered their speeches, along with students from other TSH supported schools around Perth. It was a fantastic afternoon! A special congratulations to Eleanor (Year 4) for being acknowledged as the most improved speaker.
Well done to everyone involved! You should all be extremely proud of your efforts.
Loud Sock Day Friday 13th October
This year, Loud Socks Day will take place at St Luke’s Catholic Primary in Week 1, on Friday 13th October. This day provides our school community with a fantastic opportunity to get loud and show support for children with hearing loss around Australia.
Please bring a gold coin donation and wear your brightest socks with your usual Friday uniform. Stay tuned for some fun facts about hearing over the PA in Week 1, as we count down to Loud Socks Day.
Thank you for your ongoing support. We look forward to seeing everyone get LOUD!
Telethon Speech and Hearing Team
When our students were challenged to innovate and think of something else other than their lunch box to bring their lunch to school, who would have thought there would be such a diverse range of containers coming through! Boxes were upcycled, tool boxes emptied, Lego was used as Bento boxes and there were many unique containers that came to school. Some favourites from the day were the rim of a sombrero being used, shoes as lunch boxes, a microwave created, banana leaves around food, Santa sacks being used earlier in the year, lunches wrapped in newspaper, mini wheelbarrows with a new purpose, an old CD storage case that perfectly fit a bagel, pillow cases decorated, lots of creative efforts and of course there were lots of smiles.
We have had a wonderful time in our Science classes being innovative with a straw paper plane after learning about the history of flight and many students chose to have a go with the daily lunch time competitions. Our Kindergarten students had the chance to make straw rockets and our Pre Kindy students took home a special rock. Even our staff were enjoying daily quizzes, Science fun jokes and the area around the Science Room was decorated with their favourite innovations – which resulted in a lot of discussions about their choices.
Science Week was a great opportunity to celebrate all of the students in our school who are curious, inquisitive, creative, persistent, open-minded, analytical and all round awesome. Throughout the week we looked at the innovations that have shaped our lives, the innovators who thought of them and we have even dared to dream about the innovations that are yet to come.
Families Not Returning to St Luke's in 2024
Friday 20th October- Interschool Athletics Carnival
Every Wednesday morning at 8:10am (weather pending) – HIIT Club
Every Thursday morning at 7:45am (weather pending) – Running Club
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
Friday 15th September
- Merit Award Assembly 8:45am
- Year 6 Puberty Talks
- Junior Disco (Kindy-Year 2) 4:30-6:00pm
- Senior Disco (Year 3-6) 6:30-8:00pm
Monday 18th September
- AusEarthEd Science Incursion (Kindy, Year 3, Year 6)
Tuesday 19th September
- School Advisory Council Meeting 6:00pm
- P&F Meeting (in the Library) 7:30pm
Wednesday 20th September
- AusEarthEd Science Incursion (PP, Year 2, Year 4)
- Dress Like a Pirate Day
- End of Term 3
Monday 9th October
- Term 4 commences for students
Tuesday 10th October
- Waste Sorted Science Incursion (Years 1 & 5)
- Loud Sock Day for TSH
School Social Media
- St Luke's Facebook
- St Luke's P&F
- P&F Fathering Group
- St Luke's Twitter
- St Luke's Instagram- @stlukeswoodvale
- Lulu the St Luke's Dog Instagram- @luluthestlukesdog
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.
Message from the P&F
Book Week- Thank you to our Year 2 parents, led by Theresa Tunnicliffe and Caley Hensworth, for organising and running our Book Fair.
Father's Day- We'd like to thank our Year 4 parents, led by Kelly Matthews and Ali Stampalia, for organising and running our Father's Day stall. Thank you to the team of helpers who helped set up, pack away and distribute breakfast to the dad's and kids. Also, thank you to parents who RSVP'd to our breakfast, this helps with our catering planning. We hope all our Dad's and father figures had a wonderful Father's Day.
Athletics Carnival- Thank you to our volunteers who helped with packing and distributing the 215 orders from Locavora, and halving the icy poles for the kids.
Thank you to our Pre-Primary parents, led by Chloe Monamy and Lauren Atkinson, for organising and running our sports carnival cake stall. Everything looked and tasted delicious.
A reminder to parents that our Disco is this Friday 15/9. Orders via Flexischools have now closed. Tickets will be available at the door for $7.
Kindy - Yr 2
Yr3 - Yr6
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Thank you to our Year 3 parents, led by Bronwyn Casotti and Jess Chircop, for organising and running our Disco.
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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/stlukesplaygroup
I hope to see you there.
Congratulations to Dion in 3W who recently qualified for the International Event ‘World Ninja League’ 2023 Championships. From across the globe the top 0.3% of competitors qualified to compete, being held in multiple countries across the world.
Dion completed both the Placement and Challenge courses in the recent WNL Competition. He displayed strength, focus and incredible ninja skills that led Dion to take top spot in the World Ninja League Kids division. This qualifies him to compete in Brooklyn New York in November.
We wish Dion all the very best in his international competition!
The 'Saints' basketball team is made up of 8 out of 9 St Luke’s players from Year 6. The team joined only 2 years ago with none of the boys having ever played basketball. After enduring many losses at the beginning of their journey, they have worked hard and worked their way to Division 1. They are about to play in the Grand Final of the Under 12s 1st Division Saturday group.
If you would like to support the boys, their game is at 9am at Warwick Stadium, Court 1, this Saturday 16th September.
Extra Curricula Clubs
ST LUKE'S PARISH
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 Stan 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 Youth Ministry Woodvale
YOUTH GROUP REPORT
Last youth group was a remarkable evening. To begin we played some old Woodvale classic games known as “categories” and “cross the river”. We had so much fun during these games, we didn’t even have time to run the third! After this, a member of the Youth Mission Team was asked to share a bit of their testimony which reflected our term theme, “sainthood and the sacraments”.
NON-YOUTH GROUP ACTIVITES
There was a sisterhood event over the weekend run by one of our student leaders. This was a shared lunch and Bible study, breaking down important questions, especially in the life of a young woman.
NEXT YOUTH GROUP
Next youth group we will be running a games night. It will be a night full of fun to commemorate the coming of the end of term and holidays around the corner!
Trinity & Stefan
24:7 Woodvale Youth Ministers
After School Care
Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the 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