St Luke's Catholic Primary School


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‘Let us praise those men who have "fathered" us in their role as mentors and guides. Let us praise those men who are about to become fathers; may they openly delight in their children. And let us praise those fathers who have died but live on in our memory and whose love continues to nurture us.’


Father's Day

Last week we celebrated Father’s Day. Thank you to our fantastic group of parents from the P&F team who volunteered their time with the breakfast in the morning. The school greatly appreciates all the time that is given by parents to assist the community. Thank you too, to our amazing Year 4 parents who have worked so hard over the last few months to prepare and sell the Father’s Day gifts at the stall. We acknowledge all the work that happens behind the scenes.

We thank our Year 2 classes for presenting a delightful assembly in honour of our dads and all father figures. We remember all our fathers, in particular those who have passed away.

Father's Day is celebrated in many countries but not all on the first Sunday in September as it is here in Australia. While Father's Day is a celebration of fatherhood, it’s a time for us to honour, celebrate and to be thankful for all the men, father figures and male role models in our lives; including our uncles, grandfathers, Godfathers, and even our male teachers. We recognise the very important role you have in the lives of children. Thank you to all our dads in our school community. The children love you and are so proud of you. You are a hero.

Code of Conduct

CEWA Ltd policies are available on our website under the “Communication” tab where scrolling down will take you to policies. This will enable you to select CEWA Policies as well as our St Luke's policies. 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. 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.

Drop off and Pick up Warning

A reminder to the parent community regarding school drop off and pick up. I was extremely disappointed to hear of another incident occurring at after school pick up where a child was hurt. This will not be tolerated in our school community. It is vital to remain patient and be aware of your surroundings when parking and picking up children. NO cars should be parked on the council verges at any time. I was also told of cars entering from Whitford Avenue slip road to park on the grassed area where bollards have recently been installed. The school will not be held responsible for parents/grandparents who are given an infringement in the event of a ranger visit.

Every vehicle has blind spots and children are small and may dart unexpectedly. Double check for children on the sidewalk, and all around your vehicle before backing up. The council rangers have been contacted and St Luke’s before and after school pick-ups will be targeted.

Child safety is paramount at our school and individuals will be served a Code of Conduct if they are caught. Parents who are acting in an illegal manner will be reported to police.

If you break the traffic rules in a school zone you are putting children at risk.

Safety tips for drivers around school zones.

  • You must stop for pedestrians at a pedestrian crossing.
  • Always drop-off or pick-up your child from suitable and legal parking spots, even if this means walking further away from the school.
  • Never double park.
  • When dropping off or picking up, use 2 lanes of traffic when entering onto school grounds.
  • The speed limit is 40km/h
  • Do not park on the council footpath.
  • Never park across a pedestrian crossing.
  • Make sure all children in the car use the footpath-side door (safety door) when getting in and out of a car. This applies specifically to Church Drop off in the morning.
  • Make sure everything is organised before coming to school so that the drop off is as fast as safely possible.

Performing Arts Congratulations

Congratulations to our wonderful Year 3 and Year 5 students on their performance at the Performing Arts Festival. Once again, we are grateful to Mrs Bonita Muir and the amazing parents, grandparents and staff members with their effort and work during this time. Special thanks to the parents and grandparents who made all the incredible costumes. We are so blessed at St Luke’s to have an amazing group of volunteers who are so dedicated and committed to our students. It is with delight to announce that Year 3 students were awarded with an ‘Excellence’ and Year 5 students were awarded with a ‘Merit’. Congratulations everyone!

Year 3 PAF Dance 2022
Year 5 PAF 2022


Mrs Rebeca Longbottom will be on leave during Term 4. We wish Mrs Longbottom all the very best during her break. Miss Olivia Robertson will be taking music / dance classes for our students from Kindy to Year 2. Olivia is a recent graduate from teaching and has a qualification in Jazz Dance. We are super excited to have Miss Robertson on board with us for Term 4. I know that she will be welcomed in our community in typical St Luke’s style.

Happy Birthday Fr. Stephen!

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Have a lovely week.

God Bless.

Mrs Maura Killalea

Acting Principal

Message from the Assistant Principals

Uniform Update

We are well on our way to preparing for our new uniforms in 2023. The feedback from parents, asked for the school to consider changing the uniform in terms of practicality, inclusivity, comfort and choice. Our aim is to introduce a uniform that caters for all students thereby promoting student wellbeing and a sense of pride, unity and community spirit.

Student feedback has been extremely positive. The students have expressed a preference for a bucket hat as opposed to a legionnaire style hat, girls favoured a skirt instead of the current pinafore and they were strong in their opinion to change the fabric of the ‘itchy’ jumper, tucking their shirt in and the overall colour. We have listened to our community and are excited to introduce the new uniform. We will display the uniform items at our AGM in November for the community to view.

The major changes to the uniform are as follows:

  • The predominant colours will be navy blue.
  • Girls will have a choice of a formal skirt or female trousers.
  • Girls may wear sport shorts or a skort.
  • Girls will have one uniform for the year (no summer dress) tights can be worn with the skirt in winter.
  • The formal blue school jumper will be a softer marino wool fabric.
  • Sports uniform will now only be one shirt. The school sport shirt and faction shirt have been combined.
  • The bucket hat will have the faction colour on the inside, which will be reversible when required.
  • The Pre Kindy and Kindergarten t-shirts will now be the same print. Parents will be able to choose any colour they like and their child can wear it for both Pre-Kindy and Kindy, regardless of what class they are in.

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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Vote for St Luke's CPS

The 2022 QCE Awards recognise programs and initiatives in Catholic schools across Western Australia that support the vision of providing Christ-centred, student-focused engaged learning environments.

The Awards celebrate the remarkable efforts and dedication of Catholic school communities, staff and students across our state, identifying, commending and showcasing the very best of Catholic education in Western Australia.

To view and vote for St Luke's Catholic Primary's entry, CLICK HERE

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Changed Date of Pupil Free Day in Term 4

Another reminder that there has been a change of date for the pupil free day in Term 4. It will now be Monday the 10th of October, which means students will return to Term 4 on Tuesday 11th of October. Please note there will NOT be a pupil free day on Friday 18th of November. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.

Are You Interested in Joining a Robotics Club?

St Luke's is excited to announce that we will be introducing 2 after school programs next term.
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1. Advanced Engineering (Years 3 - 6) TUESDAYS 3.00 - 4.30pm

From Sustainable farming to self-driving cars, Advanced Engineering & Robotics model a range of real-world situations that teach students a complete understanding of how the technology works and used to solve the issue at hand. The engineering lessons engage kids with a hands-on learning environment and immerse them in the applications and possibilities of modern technologies. Through PBL ( Project-based learning ), students combine hardware, Lego® compatible building blocks, and coding to create a prototype and solve real-world problems. The projects are designed to encourage students to invent other viable solutions to these real-world issues and explore ways to utilise existing technology. The completion of these projects will boost confidence and create problem solving ability in students to overcome any challenge from working in their future jobs to solving our world’s current or future problems.

Advanced Engineering and robotics:

Please follow the link for enrolment:

2. 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, Math 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:

Please follow the link for enrolment:

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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

1 - 2 - 3 Magic & Emotion Coaching

As our school recently trained in 1-2-3 Magic & Emotion Coaching for the Classroom, Behaviour Tonics is offering parents from our school a special rate on the 1-2-3 Magic & Emotion Coaching Course for Parents - $159 per household (normally priced at $320 for two. Valid ONLY for the Webinar Course starting on 12th Sept 2022).

Course details:


Dates: Runs over 3x evenings starting on Mon 12th Sept 2022 (continuing on WED 14th and WED 21st Sept)

Resources will be mailed out after registration and recordings available on request.

Time: 7-8:45pm

Special Price: $159 per household (normally priced at $320 for two)

Valid ONLY on this course starting 12th Sept 2022

Hurry places are limited - secure your spot now REGISTER HERE for the special price.

Action for Happiness: Happier Kinder Together

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

Loud Shirt Day!

This year, Loud Shirt Day will take place in Term 4, Week 1 on Friday 14th October. The two kindy classes will celebrate early on Wednesday 12th. 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 will be 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 (

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

Telethon Speech and Hearing Team

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Shine News

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Tournament of the Minds

On Saturday the 28th of August, our St Luke's SHINE students competed against 53 other school in the annual Tournament of the Minds. The Tournament of Minds is a problem-solving program for teams of students from both primary and secondary years. The aim is to enhance the potential the students, by developing diverse skills, enterprise, time management, and the discipline to work collaboratively within a challenging and competitive environment.

Although we did not place in the finals, it was a valuable learning experience for all involved. Everyone had a had a great time and St Luke's is looking forward to next year's challenge, where we are determined to make it through.

Bruce Plint

Shine Teacher

Sport News

Important Dates

  • September 13th – Faction Jumps,Throws & 400m Carnival (Years 3 – 6)
  • September 21st – Kindy Athletics Carnival
  • September 22nd – Faction Athletics Carnival (Years PP – 6)

Faction Jumps, Throws and 400m Carnival

On Tuesday the 13th of September (change of date) from 12:00pm – 2:55pm we will be running the Faction Jumps, Throws and 400m portion of the athletics carnival for Years 3 – 6.

The events include Long Jump, Shot Put, Turbo Javelin and the 400m Race. All parents are welcome to attend. Please note that all students will be in at least one of the events.

The timetable for these events is as follows:

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National Health and Physical Education Day

What a fabulous day we had yesterday. It was awesome to see so many students dressed in their favourite sporting outfit. The afternoon was filled with buddy games, fun and laughter. It was a great way to promote health and fitness and build our community spirit here at St Luke's.

Kind regards,

Emily Rasmussen

Physical Education Specialist

Message from the P&F

Athletics Carnival Sausage Sizzle

At the athletics carnival, the P&F and Fathering Group will be holding a sausage sizzle. This will be available via pre order from Saturday 10th September via Flexischools. If you are able to help cook or distribute, could you please the P&F

Thank you!

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Disco - This Friday

Year 3 are proud to present this year's disco!

Date: Friday 9th September

Theme: Neon

Venue: Undercover area *Please note venue change

Session 1

Kindy-Year 2


Session 2

Years 3-6


All inclusive tickets $10 at the door

Tickets include: Disco pack (lollies, glow sticks & packet of chips), sausage sizzle, and a drink PLUS face painting!

Anyone buying tickets at the door will need to email if they require a gluten free or vegan option. By 9am Friday morning.

Kangaroo Cafe Help Required

Thank you to all the wonderful Mums, Dads, and Grandparents that have helped out in the Kangaroo Cafe over the last term and a half. We can’t run it without you. If you can spare 90 minutes on a Monday during the remainder of this term to help with either recess or lunch preparation please follow the signup link below.

Amanda, Michelle and Melinda

Kangaroo Cafe Coordinators

Playgroup is Back!

You can find us 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

I hope to see you there.


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.

St Luke's Netball

The role of Club President and 3 additional Committee Member positions are opening up at the end of this season, without the volunteering of parents to fill these roles the club will not be able to continue so we would greatly appreciate any help parents are able to provide. If you are interested in joining the Committee, please email and new members will be voted in at our upcoming AGM.

Telethon, Speech & Hearing

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Student Spotlight

Oliver is Kicking Goals in Taekwondo!

Oliver Santoro (6W) was recently selected to represent Australia in taekwondo. Oliver was the youngest in the Australian team which travelled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the 14th CK Classic International Open Taekwondo Championships on 12-14 August 2022. This is the third time Oliver has been selected to compete for Australia at overseas tournaments.

Oliver competed in a grueling schedule of fights to win the gold medal in his division, Super Junior, for kyorugi (sparring/free form fighting). Oliver is a black belt in the sport and was the youngest person to be awarded this ever at his club. We are so proud of his achievements.

Congratulations, Oliver!

Mater Dei Scholarship News

Lachlan Moses (6W) has been awarded a Music Scholarship at Mater Dei College (piano) next year. Congratulations, Lachlan! We are all so proud of you and this exciting news. Keep hitting those high notes!

Addy is on Stage!

Addison Bidwell has secured a lead role in the theatre production, High School Musical. The performances are being held over the 24th and 25th September. There are 4 performances, 2 junior, 2 senior (Addy is in the senior performances). If you would like to purchase tickets, please click here.

Well done, Addy! Keep shining your light on stage. We are very proud of you!

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Upcoming Dates

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

Week 8

Monday 5th September

· National Child Protection Week

Friday 9th September

· School Disco

· Merit Award Assembly

· Year 6 Girls’ and Boys’ Talk

Week 9

Tuesday 13th September

· Year 1 Browne’s Dairy Incursion

· Years 3-6 Jumps and Throws Carnival

Wednesday 14th September

· Year 6 Camp (Wed-Fri)

· School Nurse Visit Kindy

· Year 3 Reconciliation Online Workshop

Week 10

Tuesday 20th September

· Speak Up Awards

Wednesday 21st September

· Kindy Sports Carnival

· School of Thought Excursion (Shine students)

Thursday 22nd September

· Sports Carnival PP-Year 6

Friday 23rd September

· Student Leadership Assembly

· Last Day of Term 3

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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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.

Sacramental Dates 2022



Wednesday 14th Sept

RETREAT (School Students Only)

Wednesday 12th October


Wednesday 26th October 6pm

After School Care

Music Tuition

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Keyed Up Music Lessons

Keyed Up Music will be teaching keyboard and guitar lessons this Term after school. Lessons start from $19.80 for a small group. If you are interested in your son / daughter learning an instrument, ring Savanna on 0479 171 424 or enrol at

School Holiday Ideas

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With our own BRICKS 4 KIDZ models and Creative Play, the kids are always having fun at our School Holiday Workshops with LEGO®! Our holiday activities are designed for kids ages 5 -12, are staffed by trained, screened BRICKS 4 KIDZ instructors, and have the best child to staff ratio around!

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Community News

Mater Dei College Open Afternoon

Monday 19 September at 4:00pm

The Mater Dei College Open Afternoon gives members of the public an opportunity to tour our beautiful College campus and speak with students and teaching staff. Our Open Afternoon is interactive and allows potential students to engage in a variety of activities. There will be displays of student work and the opportunity to view all the facilities available to students of the College. The tours start at 4pm and will finish no later than 5.30pm.

While the event is free, tickets are required to attend. Please book tickets through Trybooking:

For any enquiries please email our Enrolment Officer, Mrs Pam Harvey, at

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