St Luke's Catholic Primary School

NEWSLETTER | 13 OCTOBER 2022

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Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Message From The Principal

Welcome Back to Term 4!

As we begin the final school term for 2022 I look forward to working in partnership with you and the staff to provide the best possible learning experiences for the children in our care.


Returning to school this week, as I entered the grounds, I was struck by how much the plants had grown, how beautiful the grounds are looking and how blessed we are to be surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation. Our school is looking magnificent thanks to the attention to detail given by our grounds person Mr Neville Hogan.


In addition, over the holidays new toilets and cisterns were installed in kindy, carpets and soft furnishings were cleaned in the library, science, pre-primary and kindy, shade sails reinstalled, and brick paving pressure cleaned.

On Monday the staff joined St Elizabeth’s in Hocking for a professional learning day focussing on SCSA (School Curriculum and Standards Authority) and the Judging Standards. This collaborative day was of great benefit to all with lots of rich discussion and learning. We will continue to partner with St Elizabeth’s for professional learning and moderation of grades going forward. Our professional learning continued on Tuesday afternoon when Shannon Steven from CEWA presented a wellbeing session for staff.


Congratulations to Mrs Maura Killalea who has been appointed Head of Primary at Mundaring Christian College commencing 1st January 2023. Maura will be responsible for the Primary campus of this K-12 school. I sincerely thank Maura for all that she has contributed to Catholic Education over many years and to St Luke’s for the past 4 years. I’m sure everyone wishes her well for this exciting new journey. We will formally farewell Maura at the end of the year.


Thanks to Emily Rasmussen, the staff and parents who assisted at the Athletics Carnival on the last day of term. Due to time constraints on the day, medallions will be presented at assembly this Friday.


I look forward to seeing you all in and around the school over the coming weeks.

Code of Conduct

CEWA Ltd policies are available on our website under the “Communication” tab where scrolling down will take you to our policies and procedures. This will enable you to select CEWA Policies as well as our St Luke's procedures. Our school Code of Conduct defines behaviours that keep our students safe at school, and elsewhere. It communicates a set of minimum standards and obligations to ensure that students are at the centre of our school and community decisions and operations. Children and young people supported by adult and peer behaviours, as outlined in the Code, are more likely to recognise and choose healthy relationships for themselves. For staff, the Code of Conduct is a lawful direction and for community members, compliance is a condition of school entry. Our Student Council wrote a student Code of Conduct statement that is aligned to our school values. This is on display in our classrooms and around the school. This term our Student Council will be reviewing and rebranding this to ensure it is relevant and up to date. Watch this space!


We are fortunate at St Luke's that all members of our school advocate for healthy, supportive relationships where we collaborate for the benefit of our youngest members.

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God Moments!

Some of our Year 4 boys told Mrs Langham that "Jesus was in the sky, over the church" during recess.

Kind regards,


Mrs Kerry Hewitson

Principal

Message from the Assistant Principals

October Rosary Month

Aid to the Church in Need invites you to join the prayer campaign One Million Children Praying the Rosary. Families, parishes, catechists, and teachers are invited to pray together with children on the 18th of October for peace and unity in the world. Our school will be taking part in this initiative on this day. To register and learn more visit: www.aidtochurch.org/one-million-children

Year 3 Parent Information Evening

Next Tuesday 18th October at 6pm there is an important parent information evening regarding our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program for our Year 3 parents and any new families entering years 4-6 in 2023. This will take place in the Dance Hall. We will have presentations from our Year 4 teachers: Mr Plint and Mrs Main, our IT Support company: IT Dynamics and our purchasing partners: JB HIFI Education. Parents will be given an opportunity to see how the devices work in our classroom setting; how they can manage their child's device through the JAMF Parent Portal; and the benefits of using the purchasing portal. We look forward to seeing you all there.

NAPLAN 2023

In Term 3, students in Years 3 and 5 received their NAPLAN reports. NAPLAN is used with other school data to help determine each child's progress and to plan learning opportunities. The following table outlines our average student achievement against national and state average:
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Music Tuition 2023

Next year (2023), Christian Lombardi and Kathryn Horton will be offering music lessons. These lessons include an opportunity in drums, vocals, piano, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, and saxophone. Please see below for their contact information. Unfortunately, Keyed Up Music will no longer be offering music tuition at the school.

Parking

Thank you parents for a great start to Term 4. You may notice some new line markings and signs to assist parents with traffic before and after school. We remind all parents and grandparents to remain patient and respectful during these busy times. Please ensure that you always remain in your cars when dropping off and picking up your children. This assists us with the smooth flow of traffic.

Maintenance Corner!

Here is an update to what was completed over the holidays. Thank you to Mr Neville Hogan for overseeing the works:

1. New toilets and cisterns have been installed in kindy

2. Carpet cleaning and soft furnishings in the library, science, pre-primary, and kindy have been professionally cleaned.

3. Shade sails are being reinstalled over the playground areas ready for the hot weather.

4. Brick paving pressure cleaned throughout the school

5. New lockable toilet roll holders being installed in each toilet cubicle.

6. Air conditioning units have been serviced and repaired ready for summer

7. Junior and Senior toilets have been deep cleaned throughout.

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Booklists 2023

Bulk order lists have been ordered by our class teachers for 2023. Therefore, no formal booklists will be sent home this year from Kindy to Year 6. All items will be delivered to the school during January. Booklist levies will be included on the school fees for 2023.

Uniform Update

We look forward to officially unveiling our new school uniform at this year's AGM on the 23rd of November. Uniforms will be available to purchase from the following day.


As previously mentioned, we will have a 2 year transition period where the old uniform will be accepted. We will have full implementation of the new uniform in 2025. This means that all our current students in Year 4 upwards will not need to change their uniform over if they do not wish to. We hope this will give our families enough time to transition to the new uniform without a great expense to each family.

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Lapathon for LifeLink

A huge thank you to all of the students who participated in Lapathon last term to raise money for Lifelink, an organisation who cares and support thousands of people in need throughout Western Australia each year. The work of LifeLink is a positive demonstration of: Faith in Action.


We would also like to thank all of the family and friends who sponsored our students or made a donation to this worthy cause. We raised the amazing amount of $11 000.

$5000 will be donated to Lifelink and $1000 will be donated to Ollie’s Wheelchairs for kids and $5000 to the St Vincent de Paul's Homeless Appeal. We are so thankful for the generosity of our incredible St. Luke’s community.


Thank you Mrs Pollard and the student council team for your work in organising this fundraiser for the very worthwhile causes!

Year 3 Reconciliation Workshop

On Wednesday our Year 3 classes participated in a Reconciliation workshop to prepare them for this important sacrament. The day was led by the wonderful, 24:7 Ministry. A great day was had by all! Please keep all our Year 3 students in your prayers as they prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation which they will receive on Wednesday 26 October at 6pm.

After School Robotics Clubs

We had an overwhelming response to our Beginning and Advanced Engineering Clubs that will begin next week! The Advanced course (Years 3 - 6) on Tuesdays sold out in record time. The Beginners Engineering has only 2 remaining spots left. We are so excited to see the creativity that comes from these clubs. Watch this space!


Beginning Engineers (Years 1-6) MONDAYS 3.00 - 4.30pm

Beginner’s Engineering & Robotics Program provides theoretical knowledge in software and mechanical engineering combined with mathematics and physics.

Basic and Complex Mathematical Operations: The integration between planning and building the model involves the calculation of energy transformations, enables the

teaching of mathematical topics as addition and subtraction and ending with exponentiation.

Introducing Philosophers and Theoreticians: Archimedes, Newton, Einstein and more.

Physical Forces and Laws: Centrifugal force, centripetal force, force of inertia, kinetic energy, potential energy, law of action-reaction, lift force, torque, leverage points,

load distribution, force conservation, angular momentum and more.

The course objective is to introduce the students to theoretical and practical aspects of the fields of Technology, Software Engineering, Maths and Entrepreneurship. Algorithm planning, formulation of pseudocode, flow charts, We-Do Programming, different output implementations, different input implementations, loops, multi-threads, keyboard operations, sensor implementations, calculation commands.

Beginners engineering and robotics: https://youtu.be/zAHLDP96aVQ


Please follow the link for enrolment: https://www.trybooking.com/CBWVJ

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Unwanted Soft Toys Needed

Year Four will be running a soft toy stall for our St Luke's Feast Day celebrations early next term. In preparation, please send any unwanted soft toys to Year Four.

Thank you,


Trish, Bruce and Claire

Year 4 Teachers

2nd Hand Books Needed

The Year 2’s have a 2nd hand book stall at our St Luke’s Feast Day market stalls. All donations of 2nd hand books can be brought to the Year 2 rooms.


Thank you.


Jo Fieldhouse and Annette Barron

Year 2 Teachers

Action for Happiness: Happier Kinder Together

You may be interested in the free Action for Happiness app for iOS and Android, for more info click this link: https://actionforhappiness.org/all-calendars

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

Have a wonderful week, show up and SHINE!


Sarah Williams & Maura Killalea

Assistant Principals

Telethon Speech & Hearing

TOMORROW is Loud Shirt Day!

Loud Shirt Day will take place tomorrow 14th October! This day provides our school community with a fantastic opportunity to get loud and show your support for children with hearing loss around Australia.


Please bring a gold coin donation and wear your brightest shirt with your school sport shorts. There have been fun hearing facts presented all week leading up to Friday. For more information on Loud Shirt Day, please visit Loud Shirt Day | Telethon Speech & Hearing (tsh.org.au)

Thank you for your ongoing support. We look forward to seeing everyone get loud!


Telethon Speech and Hearing Team

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Power of Speech

On Saturday the 10th of September, the students from Telethon Speech and Hearing (TSH) participated in the annual Power of Speech, public speaking event.


Congratulations to the seven students from St Luke’s Catholic Primary School who delivered their speeches, along with students from other TSH supported schools around Perth. It was a fantastic afternoon!


Our year 6 student, Jackson Blackshaw, presented for the last time. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours!


A huge congratulation to Evie and Lilla Harmsworth who wrote a separate speech for the National Power of Speech held at Parliament House in Canberra, just days before the TSH event. Their captivating speech was titled ‘Hearing Connections’.


Well done to everyone involved! You should all be extremely proud of your efforts.

Shine News

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Tournament of Minds

Congratulations to our Shine students who received certificates of participation in the annual Tournament of Minds competition. Everyone at St Luke's Catholic Primary is incredibly proud of your efforts!
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Sport News

Running Club

Running club starts up again this Friday at 7:45am. We look forward to seeing you all down at the oval. What a great way to start the day!

Athletics Carnival

The last week of Term Three was a busy week of sport with the first Kindy Athletics Carnival, as well as, the whole school Faction Athletics Carnival. Both carnivals were a success with great displays of sportsmanship and talent.


Congratulations to Laurence faction who took out the winning trophy in the end for 2022.


My sincere thanks to all the teachers and parents who helped with these events. Without your help and support these events could not take place.


The final scores were:

1st Laurence

2nd McSweeney

3rd MacKillop

4th O’Connor


The Interschool Athletics Carnival will be held at Ridgewood Reserve on Friday, October 21st. Selected students, determined by the results of the Faction Athletics Carnival and the Jumps and Throws finals (held during class time), will compete against seven other schools and for the first time, compete to win the NIPSSA Athletics Shield.

Faction Swimming Carnival

The Swimming Carnival was originally scheduled to be held in Term One, however due to the COVID pandemic we rescheduled the carnival to take place this Term on Thursday the 17th of November, to be held at Craigie Leisure Centre. The Carnival will involve all students from Years 4-6. Students have been given a nomination form which they need to fill out and return to their classroom teacher by Week Two.


There is no Interschool Swimming Carnival this year.

Important Dates

  • October 21st– Interschool Athletics Carnival (Selected Year 3-6 students)

  • November 17th – Faction Swimming Carnival (Years 4-6)
  • November 24th – Summer Carnival (Year 6)

Kind regards,

Emily Rasmussen

Physical Education Specialist

Message from the P&F

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Friday Playgroup is Back!

You can find us every Friday in the Kindy Blue (middle) classroom from 8.45am until approximately 10.30am.


Come along and meet some other St Luke’s families, and let the children play in the classroom (and the playground, weather permitting).


Please bring your child’s water bottle, snacks (no nuts) and a hat for outdoor play.


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.


Melinda

Playgroup Coordinator

Wine Fundraiser

Who would like some wine to go with your cookie dough? The P&F have organised a St Luke’s wine fundraiser. It is all organised 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.

https://wacellars.com.au/fundraising/st-lukes-catholic-primary-school-pf/

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These gorgeous red glasses were found at the end of last term. They are currently at the front office awaiting collection.

Upcoming Dates

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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

Friday 14th October

  • Loud Shirt Day (gold coin donation to TSH)
  • 8.45am Sport medal presentations at assembly (parents are all welcome)
  • Dental Screening Y3 / Y6


Week 2

Monday 17th October

  • Beginners Engineering Club 3 - 4.30pm (Science Room)


Tuesday 18th October

  • The Feast of St Luke
  • Advanced Engineering Club 3 - 4.30pm (Dance Hall)
  • 6pm BYOD Parent Information Evening for Y3 parents and any new families 4-6. (Dance Hall)


Wednesday 19th October

  • Year 1 Excursion to Yanchep National Park


Thursday 20th October

  • St Luke's Feast Day
  • Whole school mass 9.30am
  • Market Stalls 11.30am


Friday 21st October

  • Interschool Athletics Carnival


Week 3

Monday 24th October

  • Year 5 Day Camp 8.30 - 5.30pm


Tuesday 25th October

  • S.A.C Meeting 6pm
  • P&F Meeting 7.45pm


Wednesday 26th October

  • Year 2 Excursion
  • Reconciliation 6pm
  • St Luke's Netball AGM (Dance Hall)


Thursday 27th October

  • Y5 Excursion to Whadjuk Gift at Mater Dei


Friday 28th October

  • Merit Award Assembly 8.45am
  • Teacher Appreciation Day
  • Daniel Morcombe Acknowledgement Day
  • St Luke's Sleep Out 4.30pm


Week 4

Wednesday 2nd November

  • Y3 Scitech Excursion


Thursday 3rd November

  • Grandparents' Day Celebrations (please note the change of date!)
  • Grandparents' Liturgy 9am (Undercover Area)
  • Grandparents to visit classrooms 9.30am
  • Grandparents Morning Tea 10am


Friday 4th November

  • Merit Award Assembly


Week 5

Wednesday 9th November

  • Y6 Excursion Hello Highschool (Liwara CPS Greenwood)
  • Y6 Parent Information Evening 6pm (Liwara CPS Greenwood)

AGM Change of Date

Please note there is a change of date to our Annual General Meeting at the end of the year. It was originally planned for the Tuesday night however, due to a clash with Sacred Heart College we will now have the St Luke's AGM on Wednesday the 23rd of November. Thank you for your understanding.

Merit Awards

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

Hip Hip Hooray!

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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.

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24:7 Woodvale Youth Group Update

2nd and 3rd Friday Nights.

7pm-9pm in the Parish Hall.

Grades 6 to 12.

After School Care

Music Tuition

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Community News

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