St Luke's Catholic Primary School
NEWSLETTER | 13 OCTOBER 2022
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.
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
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.
Mrs Kerry Hewitson
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
2nd Hand Books Needed
Jo Fieldhouse and Annette Barron
Year 2 Teachers
Action for Happiness: Happier Kinder Together
Sarah Williams & Maura Killalea
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
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.
Tournament of Minds
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:
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.
October 21st– Interschool Athletics Carnival (Selected Year 3-6 students)
- November 17th – Faction Swimming Carnival (Years 4-6)
- November 24th – Summer Carnival (Year 6)
Physical Education Specialist
Message from the P&F
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.
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.
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 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
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
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
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
Wednesday 9th November
- Y6 Excursion Hello Highschool (Liwara CPS Greenwood)
- Y6 Parent Information Evening 6pm (Liwara CPS Greenwood)
AGM Change of Date
Congratulations to the students who received merit awards at our last assembly.
Hip Hip Hooray!
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 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.