St Luke's Catholic Primary School

NEWSLETTER | 11 AUGUST 2022

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Lord Jesus Christ,

bless the children coming forward to receive Holy Communion for the first time. May this day be the step toward a life-long love of the Eucharist. Give them a hunger for this sacred food so that they turn to you for comfort, guidance, and wisdom as they grow into full discipleship. Thank you for their innocence and goodness. May their hands, extended in anticipation of your body and blood, inspire all of us to cherish this sacred Sacrament.

Amen.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

May we continue to keep our Year 4 students in our prayers as they receive this Sacrament for the first time. Thank you to Mr Plint, Mrs Main and Mrs Thomson who have prepared the students so beautifully. Thank you also to Michelle Dastlik, our Sacramental Coordinator, who has worked tirelessly to organise the Masses and many other aspects of the preparation. We appreciate the efforts of everyone involved making this such a special occasion for these students.

Free RATs for St Luke's CPS Families

The free RAT tests issued by the WA Government have now been delivered to the school and are available for collection from our school Library before and after school. Each student has been allocated 1 box of 20 tests. Please tick your child's name off their class list when you have collected their box.


Please note that due to Department of Health guidelines, RATs cannot be given to students to take home. Another adult is welcome to collect your RATs and deliver them to you if you wish.


These RATs are the nasal swab variety, not the lollipop saliva tests as previously delivered.


These free RATs will support our students to continue to attend school for face-to-face learning and will minimise disruption to their schooling. You will be able to test your child at home if they are feeling unwell. You can also use these RATs if your child is a close contact to enable them to test daily and continue to attend school, as long as they receive a negative result and remain asymptomatic.


Please continue to register your child’s COVID-19 results via the CEWA Self-Reporting Portal and any positive COVID-19 RAT results on the WA Health RAT Register, as is required by the WA Government.

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.
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Condolences

Heartfelt condolences are extended to our Principal, Kerry Hewitson, on the passing of her father John Edward Melvin. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kerry, her mother Shirley, and all of their family at this difficult time. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen

Changed Date of Pupil Free Day in Term 4

As per our email last week, 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.

God Moments

Seeing Mr Plint navigate a very confused and overwhelmed kangaroo off Duffy Terrace during peak traffic. We had many reports of his efforts and enthusiasm in helping this poor kangaroo back to safety. Good job, Mr Plint!

Being kind not only has a direct effect on others, but it has a positive impact on yourself as well. Everybody can use a little bit of kindness in their life, so let's start spreading the love. Kindness starts with you.


God bless,


Sarah Williams

Acting Principal

Message from the Assistant Principals

Friendly Reminder - Uniform Presentation

Many thanks for your continued support in helping us maintain our high standards and expectations during these transition times between uniforms. We continue to strive to be a school that our community is proud of and believe that it is in the best interests of both the school and yourselves, to ask that all of our students adhere to the uniform guidelines when considering hair and jewellery at school.


Jewellery

For reasons of safety and risk of loss, jewellery (other than a watch and one pair of studs or sleepers) should not be worn in school. The school cannot accept responsibility for items of jewellery which are lost or damaged. Permitted accessories are:

  • One fine neck chain (only a Christian symbol may be added to the chain – optional).
  • One watch only. Watch - may be worn but at the owner’s risk. The school will not accept responsibility for loss or damage of the watch, or any other jewellery worn by the student.
  • 1 pair of plain sleepers or studs (boys and girls) No other jewellery or fashion attire may be worn. This includes any form of bracelets.


Hairstyles

Any hairstyles designed to make fashion statements are not allowed in school, and parents will be contacted. Students are expected to look clean, neat, and tidy.

  • Hair must be one natural colour only. Extremes in hair colour and styles are not acceptable. Students with extreme hair colour and/or style will be asked to remedy the situation. This includes NO PATTERNS shaved into the hair.
  • For health reasons, when a child’s hair is at collar length or longer it must be tied back off the face. Hair must be clean, brushed and kept off the face. If hair is longer than the bottom of the collar, all hair must be completely tied back with a ribbon or elastic band only in school colour/s (blue, red and white). If a headband is worn it shall be blue or white in colour.
  • Nail polish or makeup shall not be worn at any time. Cosmetics are only to be worn for medical purposes and with the permission of the Principal.

Next Week is YAY Week!

It is that time of term again, when we focus on our wellness and wellbeing. This includes our students! Our wonderful wellness team have organised a series of activities for all students to improve their overall wellbeing. Everything is optional, it is just about having some fun and being thankful and grateful for the great school community we have here at St Luke's.
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Father's Day Celebration

It is that time of year again when we acknowledge and thank the wonderful fathers and father figures in our lives. To celebrate this special day we would like to welcome you all to a Father's Day event here at school.


Time: 7.30am
Date: Friday 2nd September 2022
We will have tea, coffee van and bacon rolls.

At 8.15am you will be invited into your child's classroom before assembly at 8.40am.

Please ensure you socially distance as we are no longer operating under the mask mandate.
Please RSVP for catering purposes by Monday 29th August, 5pm.

RSVP LINK HERE


There will also be a Father's Day Stall on this day for your child to purchase a gift for the father figures in their lives. Each class will be given an opportunity to purchase their gift during the day.

Action for Happiness: Happier Kinder Together

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

Have a lovely week,


Maura Killalea & Kristy Graffin

Assistant Principals

Sport News

Important Dates

  • August 26th – Spring Carnival (Year 6 students)
  • September 7th – National Health and Physical Education Day (dress up as your favourite sporting person)
  • September 8th – Faction Jumps and Throws Carnival (Years 3 – 6) **ADDED**
  • September 21st – Kindy Athletics Carnival
  • September 22nd – Faction Athletics Carnival (Years PP – 6)

National Health & Physical Education Day

Health & Physical Education Day is a nationwide initiative that highlights the importance of HPE in the Australian Curriculum, and its influence on the learning and development of children.

The theme for this year is “Good for Children, Good for Schools, Good for Communities”.

To celebrate this important initiative, the students of St. Luke’s will be able to dress up as their favourite Athlete/Sport Star on the day and will participate in an afternoon of fun sporting events centred around strengthening our sense of community.

Faction Jumps, Throws and 400m Carnival

On Thursday the 8th of September from 12:00pm – 2:55pm we will be running the Faction Jumps, Throws and 400m finals for Years 3 – 6. Throughout Term Three, students have participated in trials to be selected to participate in the finals for these events. Students will be notified if they are in the finals before the carnival day.


The events include Long Jump, Shot Put, Turbo Javelin and the 400m Race.


Parents will be notified before the carnival whether their child has made the finals for these events and are more than welcome to come along and support their child.


The timetable for these events is as follows:

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Kind regards,

Emily Rasmussen

Physical Education Specialist

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Lapathon 2022

On Thursday 18th August the ‘Lapathon for Lifelink’ will be held between recess and lunch. Students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 will participate. The Pre-Primary Lapathon will be held on the Basketball Courts. Years 1 -6 will be on the oval.


Money raised will be sent to LifeLink, an organisation that cares and supports thousands of people in need throughout Western Australia each year. The work of LifeLink is a positive demonstration of: Faith in Action.


LifeLink continues to meet this challenge thanks entirely to community generosity. It is the Western Australian people, who respond with compassion with generosity which helps LifeLink continue a tradition of care to the community. Our Lapathon will indeed help to make a very real difference in people’s lives.


All students have been given a Lapathon Sponsorship form. Students can choose to get their family and friends to sponsor per lap or a donation can be made for taking part in this important school social justice event.


All forms and money are to be handed in by Friday 26th August.


Students can wear their Faction uniform on the day and add accessories such as hair ribbons and socks in your faction colour. No coloured hair spray.


Jill Pollard

Student Council Coordinator

Science News

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Science Week 2022

Next week we are celebrating Science Week at St Luke’s. The theme this year is, ‘Glass: More Than Meets the Eye’. All of the students will complete special activities based on this theme in their regular Science classes. We will be having a lot of fun celebrating here at St Luke’s with all of our mini scientists and hopefully inspire some future scientists as well!

Citizen Science

If you want to join in a Citizen Science project for National Science Week then projects can be found here: https://citizenscience.org.au/ala-project-finder/

DIY Science at Home

Here’s some DIY Science for you to try at home during National Science Week and some other activities from Scitech: https://www.scitech.org.au/explore/at-home/experiments/.

Happy Science Week – to all of our families that are involved in Science, we hope you all have a special week.


Tania Farcich

Science Teacher

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Library Update

BOOK WEEK – 23RD TO 26TH AUGUST

This year’s Book Week will be held in Week 6. The Library will be holding lots of fun activities for the children including our Book Fair, Dress Up Parade, a “Stuffed Toy Library Sleepover” for the juniors & class scavenger hunts for the seniors.


BOOK FAIR:

Please keep an eye out for info on this via the P & F.


PARADE & ASSEMBLY:

Wednesday morning 24th August.

The children are invited to dress up as a Book Character or use the theme of “Dreaming with Eyes Open” to inspire a costume!


A reminder to Parents: Please do not feel you need to hire or buy expensive costumes. A quick online search can reveal all kinds of cheap, fast, easy ideas!

More Info to come!


Leone Simmonds

Librarian

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World of Maths Incursion

Today our Year 1 to Year 6 enjoyed hands on maths activities with “World of Maths”. The children used their mathematical knowledge, problem solving skills and teamwork to solve a range of challenging problems in creative and interesting ways. It was a fun session for all involved and we would like to thank the parent helpers who assisted some classes.

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Year 4 Holy Communion Retreat Day

Thank you to 24:7 Youth Ministries for leading us in a prayerful day of reflection and learning all about the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Message from the P&F

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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.


https://signup.com/go/BDBCBRo


Amanda, Michelle and Melinda

Kangaroo Cafe Coordinators

Playgroup is Back!

We are recommencing playgroup starting this Friday 12th August. 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 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/

A Message from the Social Worker

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Telethon, Speech & Hearing

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Administration

Sibling Enrolments

If you have child commencing Kindy 2024, please ensure your application has been lodged at the office as we are near completion of our interviews for this cohort. If you have not been contacted for your interview, please call the front office.

Families Leaving in 2023

If you have a student who is not returning in 2023, please email the office as soon as possible as we have an extensive waitlist: admin@stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au. Thank you.

Lost Property

Another friendly reminder to please ensure your child's name is clearly marked on all clothes, hats, drink bottles and containers. We have a large amount of lost property that comes to the office on a regular basis and we are unable to return it to the rightful owner without a name. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Student Spotlight

Mater Dei Musical 2023

It was wonderful to hear that five of the lead roles for Mater Dei's musical next year,and nearly a third of the cast will be made up of students who attended St Luke’s! Even our current students, Levi Francis and Heidi Gaudoin have been awarded roles in the main cast and chorus. This is an outstanding achievement. We will advertise the musical closer to the time for those members of the community who wish to attend. Well done to everyone involved. Keep shining that St Luke's light up on stage!

Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival

This month, we had 3 students participate in the Performing Arts Festival representing St Luke's.


Aoife Dunne (6W) took part in the Instrumental Solo - Piano section. She reportedly 'had an awesome time'. Aoife received excellent feedback from the adjudicator. This was a great experience for all the pianists, coming together from all walks of life to showcase their hard work and talents.

Noah Chau (5W) also took part in the festival in 2 areas. He performed in both the Piano and Violin sections with excellent feedback from the adjudicators.


Lily Cailes (5W) took part in the Instrumental Solo - Strings with her cello. Lily received an outstanding adjudication report and should be very proud of her achievements.


Mrs Horton, their instrumental teacher, was absolutely delighted with all 3 of these students' presentations and standard of playing. They have all certainly done themselves, Mrs Horton and St Luke’s Primary proud.


Bravo!

If you have some great news to share in our newsletter please email sarah.williams@cewa.edu.au

Upcoming Dates

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 5

Monday 15 August

· Yay Week

· Science Week


Thursday 18 August

· ICAS English Testing

· Whole School Mass 9.30am

· Lapathon for LifeLink


Friday 19 August

· Father/Daughter Camp

· Pupil Free Day


Week 6

Monday 22 August

· Book Week

· Pupil Free Day


Wednesday 24 August

· Book Week Parade


Thursday 25 August

· Performing Arts Year 3 and 5

· ICAS Science Testing


Friday 26 August

· Merit Award Assembly

· Spring Carnival


Week 7

Tuesday 30 August

· School Advisory Council Meeting

· P&F Meeting

· Year 5 Girl’s Talk


Wednesday 31 August

· Kindy School Nurse Visit

· Year 5 Boys’ Talk

· Kindy Father’s Day afternoon


Thursday 1 September

· ICAS Maths Testing


Friday 2 September

· Father’s Day Breakfast

· Father’s Day Assembly-Year 2

· P&F Father’s Day Stall


Week 8

Monday 5 September

· National Child Protection Week


Wednesday 7 September

· National Health & PE Day & Dress Up


Thursday 8 September

· Jumps and Throws Years 3-6


Friday 9 September

· School Disco

· Merit Award Assembly

· Year 6 Girls’ and Boys’ Talks

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.

Sacramental Dates 2022

FIRST EUCHARIST

SACRAMENTAL MASSES

Saturday 6th August 6pm

Saturday 13th August 6pm

Sunday 14th August 9.30am


FIRST RECONCILIATION

PARENT-CHILD WORKSHOPS (ONLINE)

Wednesday 14th Sept

RETREAT (School Students Only)

Wednesday 12th October

SACRAMENT

Wednesday 19th 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 www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form

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