St Luke's Catholic Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 6 | 26 AUGUST 2021

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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


27 August

  • Spring Carnival (Yr 6 and select Yr 5 students)


1 September

  • MacKillop Feast Day (Yr's 3-6)
  • Reading Fluency Parent Session @ 3.10pm - 3.50pm
  • Kindy Father's Day Afternoon


2 September

  • Year 4 Mass @ 9am
  • Year 2 Excursion


3 September

  • Father's Day Breakfast @ 7.30am
  • Father's Day Assembly @ 8.40am
  • Gifted and Talented Excursion @ 9am

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Performing Arts

Congratulations to our amazing Year 3 and 5 Dancers who last Thursday night performed two brilliant dances. Both were so entertaining; very well-choreographed and led by the wonderfully talented Mrs Muir! The costumes were made by our incredibly hard working parents, which helped to showcase the outstanding talent here at St Luke’s. It was a credit to everyone involved and I know the children enjoyed entertaining the very large audience in attendance. A special thank you to all the staff who helped prepare and supervise the children backstage and for turning up and watching in support.


On behalf of the Performing Arts Festival, it is with great pleasure that we announce that St Luke's are the recipients for the following awards:


OUTSTANDING: St Luke's Year 5's


EXCELLENCE: St Luke's Year 3's


Congratulations again to all involved! We will wait for more information regarding performing at the Festival Concert at a later date. Please watch this space!

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One Big Voice

Congratulations to Mrs Longbottom for the wonderful work she did with our Year 3's and 4's at this year's One Big Voice performance. One Big Voice is Australia’s largest children’s choir. Open to all schools, public and private, One Big Voice culminates annually in 2 massive concerts at RAC Arena in Perth. Over 7000 students and their families celebrate in joyous affirmation of the life changing power of song. Well done, Mrs Longbottom!

First Communion Masses

I would like to congratulate our 62 Year 4 students who have made their First Holy Communion. The children were very reverent and very well-prepared working closely with their teachers and parents. Thank you to Mrs Main, Mr Plint and Sacramental coordinator Mrs Dastlik, for preparing the children so well. It would be wonderful to see all of our Year 4 children attend Mass this weekend to receive Communion with the parish community.

Book Week

Thank you to all the children and staff who dressed up for our Book Week parade on Tuesday. Reading is alive and well at St Luke’s! Thank you to Mrs Simmonds for coordinating the parade and book fair; Mrs Muir and Year 4 for the fabulous dance; and Mrs McIntyre and Mrs Humphries for being our entertaining MCs. Well done to all our parents too- who did an incredible job with the children's costumes. There was so much joy and creativity on display. 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.

Father's Day

On Friday, 3 September our school will honour our superstar Dads, Grandfathers and significant male figures in our children’s lives with a cooked bacon and egg breakfast from 7.30am. After a well-deserved breakfast we invite our dads to visit their child’s classroom before returning for a Fathers’ Day assembly. The P&F are actively looking for mums who are available to help out in the morning from 6.30-7.00am. If you are available please let a member of the P&F know. I look forward to seeing you all there.

Respectful Relationships

This term I have had a few conversations that highlighted the importance of respectful relationships in building and maintaining a strong community here at St Luke’s. I really believe that every interaction is an opportunity to build a positive culture within our school and model our school values. Every conversation, especially difficult ones, should be respectful and mindful that we are all working towards a common goal – to help and support our students and children to become good people in a big, wide world.

Before school one day this week I had a conversation with a Mum about something that had happened at recess the day before. This was a difficult conversation for her to have; however, she was honest, kind, and calm and it was obvious that she wanted the best for all the students involved. These are important discussions to have, and it is important that we hold each other to account in the way we speak and act in these moments.

God Moments

  • Seeing all the children, staff and parents smiling and enjoying themselves at the Book Week Parade.
  • The Year 4 Wadjuk Noongar iMovies were BRILLIANT- if you get a chance, ask one of our Year 4's to show you their work, you won't be disappointed!



Andrew Kelly

PRINCIPAL

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

Year 6 Spring Interschool Carnival is Here!

St Luke’s children will be participating in an Interschool Carnival on Friday August 27th. The sports being played are girls and boys Basketball and Mixed Flagbelt Rugby. This year we are also giving some children the opportunity to play Badminton at the Joondalup Arena Indoor Sports Stadium. The other venues are Warwick Basketball Stadium and Admiral Reserve, Heathridge for Rugby. Start time for all sports is 10.00am and it is due to finish at 2.00pm. Buses will leave St Luke’s 9.00am and return by 2.30pm.


Rob Noseda

SPORT TEACHER

Talk Like A Pirate Day- For Childhood Cancer Support

On the last day of term, we will be having a dress up and 'talk like a pirate' day to raise money to support families affected by childhood cancer. If you would like to make a donation please follow this link to find our dedicated St Luke's fundraising page. Thank you to Mr Plint for driving this initiative! If we reach our target Mr Kelly will walk the plank! Click here to donate.

Cyber Safety and Wellness

Welcome To The World!

Rebecca and Dean Stevanoski have welcomed a baby boy into the world. Marcus Dean Stevanoski is brother to Samuel in Kindy Green. Congratulations!

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

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Br Ollie's Wheelchair For Kids

Last Thursday the leadership team headed out to Br Ollie's Wheelchairs for kids, where we were given the opportunity to assist and help the volunteers. We were joined with other leadership teams and Parish Priests from our region. A great time was had by all!

Year 2 Second Hand Book Stall

Year 2 are collecting pre-loved books for our second hand book stall held on our St Luke's Feast Day. If you have any books you would like to donate please bring them to the year 2 rooms. Thank you!

Year 1 Cupcake Stall

Year One will be holding a Cupcake Sale on Tuesday the 7th of September in support of Wheelchairs for Kids. Year One will be making and selling the cupcakes as part of their commitment to the St Luke’s Rainbow Value ‘Service’. Children from Kindy to Year 6 will be able to purchase a cupcake for $1. All money raised will be donated to Wheelchairs for Kids to assist children with life changing mobility and independence. Please support this wonderful organisation and enjoy a cupcake on the day!

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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


Thank you

Administration

P&F NEWS

Father's Day Breakfast

Friday, 3 September from 7:30am. We still need 3-4 volunteers to help cook or serve on the morning. If you are free to help please go to this link and put your name down: https://signup.com/go/zanMSre (Mr Kelly is happy to sponsor you a coffee for your expertise and time)

Father's Day Stall

On the same day as the breakfast, 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!

Family Camp 2021

There are limited places left for the 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 are available via Flexischools.

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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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