St Luke's Catholic Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 4 | WEEK 1 | 14 OCTOBER 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


15 October

  • Faction Carnival


19 October

  • School Advisory Council @ 6pm
  • P&F Meeting @ 7.30pm


20 October

  • St Luke's Feast Day Events @ 11am


21 October

  • Shine Excursion
  • Whole School Mass @ 9.30am


22 October

  • Loud Sock Day
  • School Disco


IMPORTANT DATES


  • Pupil Free Day - 19 November
  • Last Day of Term 4 for students - 10 December

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Living God, In the season of spring help us to rejoice in the newness of life and to celebrate all life that comes from you. We thank You for blooming flowers and budding trees, for birds singing and beautiful butterflies, and for the world made new. We wonder at the beauty of this season and the hope that it brings. Amen.

In everything give thanks.


1 Thessalonians 5: 18

October- Month of the Rosary

In our Australian Catholic tradition October is designated as the Month of the Rosary. This simple prayer dates back centuries and has been a constant in the prayer life of countless numbers of Christians. The prayer, using the repetition of the Hail Mary and the formulae of the Four Mysteries (Glorious, Joyful, Sorrowful and Light) keeps the person praying the Rosary focused on Jesus – His life, mission and redemptive power.


Mary, our good Mother, that throughout all time

no-one whoever had sought your help, or come to you for support, has been abandoned.

Confident in this love, I come to you, Mary, in need and in hope.

Graciously hear my prayer and increase my desire to say ‘Yes’.

The Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother, prays for us continually, and helps those

we entrust to her care.

Welcome to Term Four

The sunshine made a glorious start to our new term - the spring weather and the holiday break seem to have given vitality to us all! Our students, in their summer uniforms and with many sporting smart new haircuts, arrived looking happy and enthusiastic to be back at school, as were staff, after a refreshing break.


Staff Change for Term Four

We welcome Mrs Kellie Hayes to our staff for Term Four as Mrs Michelle Smith is on long service leave. Mrs Melissa Knight is also on long service leave for this term. We wish both Mrs Smith and Mrs Knight a very relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle this term will bring.


Year Six Students

This term the School Community is focused on our wonderful Year 6 children as they prepare for their Graduation from primary school culminating in a Graduation and Thanksgiving Mass at the end of the term. We ask Jesus to be with our Year Six children and their families during this time.

St Luke's Feast Day

This Sunday we will celebrate the feast day of our school and parish patron saint, St Luke with a Mass commencing at 9.30am in the church with parishioners. I strongly encourage as many families as possible to attend the Mass to help the Parish celebrate Saint Luke the Evangelist who is the patron saint of artists, physicians, bachelors, surgeons, students and butchers. Next Wednesday our school will have stalls and a talent show to raise money for the Sisters of Mercy whose charism we acknowledge in honour of our foundation Principal, Sister Mary O’Connor.

Athletics Carnival

Tomorrow is our St Luke’s Athletics Carnival. We are all looking forward to another day of brilliant athleticism and fun. If any parents are able to assist in setting up tents, we would love to see you on our school oval at approximately 7:30am. If you can help please let Mr Noseda know. If you have a high school student in your household who needs to complete some community service, the Athletics Carnival is a great opportunity. If you are able to help please email here: Robert.Noseda@cewa.edu.au


We ask each child to bring their hats, sunscreen, snacks and plenty of water to drink and don’t forget…there will be a coffee van, cake stall run by the P&F and sausage sizzle organised by our Fathers’ Group. I look forward to seeing you during the course of the day!



Andrew Kelly

PRINCIPAL

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

All Souls' Day & Memorial Garden

All Souls' Day is a holy day within the Church, set aside for honouring those who have passed away into eternal life. The day is primarily celebrated in the Catholic Church, but it is also celebrated in the Eastern Orthodox Church and a few other denominations of Christianity. This year at St Luke’s, we will be celebrating as a whole school an All Souls' Day Mass to be held on Thursday, 4th November at 9.30am in the Church. We would like to commemorate those who have passed and offer them up in the mass. Therefore, if you have a loved one who has passed, you are invited to send through a photo and name, and they will be included in the mass for the day. Please send through your photo and name of the person, you wish to be included, to: maura.killalea@cewa.edu.au before Friday the 29th October.

We would also like to introduce our memorial garden which is placed in the school’s prayer garden near the Performing Arts Centre. Families are welcome to donate money that will go towards the maintenance and up keep of the garden and in turn will receive a butterfly. You will have the option to offer a name on the butterfly of someone who has passed away. This name will be added to the butterfly and placed on the wall. Members of the community who have passed may include anyone of any age. As this may be a sensitive topic to some families, is not compulsory, nor necessary. You may only wish to have your loved one remembered in the mass only, and that will be respected. If you wish to nominate a name on a butterfly on the St Luke’s prayer garden wall, please email me direct on the above email address.

BYOD Parent Evening

What a fabulous turn out we saw at our 'Bring Your Own Device' Parent Information Evening! The evening saw 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 were given an opportunity to see how the devices work in the classroom setting; how they can manage their child's device through the JAMF Parent Portal; and the benefits of using the purchasing portal. Thank you to everyone who attended the evening. The link to the portal is here: https://www.jbeducation.com.au/byod/?code=stlukeswa2022


With this partnership, we are able to offer all students (in any year group) the opportunity to purchase education specific devices for use throughout their studies at a discounted price. The nominated product offered has education discounted Apple iPad pricing along with financing options, extended warranty and accidental damage insurance options. This is to be the most suitable device to be used within the school.


All orders will be delivered to a JB Hi-Fi store nominated by you for collection. We would advising ordering sooner rather than later if you are wanting them under the tree at Christmas. We will be in touch when we have more information about the Apple Care (insurance) options.


If you would like to bring in your own iPad for the BYOD program, please ensure it is at least a Series 8 with at least 64GB of storage. These need to be dropped off (completely wiped) to the school in Week 8 of this term so that we can enrol them into our JAMF management system. We will aim to have them back to you by the end of that week.


Thank you for your help and assistance with this initiative.

Thank You!

What a phenomenal effort from our incredibly generous community! We well and truly surpassed our target which resulted in Mr Kelly and Mr Plint walking the plank!


Thank you to Mr Plint for driving this initiative!

Uniform Shop Update

Tudor uniforms have welcomed our families into their showroom over the holidays. Everyone is still welcome to go and shop in store, or online: www.tudorschooluniforms.com.au


Please see the links below to assist you in ordering uniforms online, as well as, a location map should you wish to visit the store. All these details will also be uploaded to our school website for future reference.

World Teacher's Day

Australia will celebrate and thank the teaching profession on World Teachers’ Day on Friday 29 October 2021.

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Telethon

Congratulations to Mrs Muir and some of our students from Years 4 - 6 who have been chosen to perform at Telethon this weekend ! Our school are dancing between 1 - 2pm on Sunday at Optus Stadium. So keep your eyes peeled on TV this weekend. Well done to all involved. A wonderful achievement for a very worthwhile cause.

Click on the image above to complete activities based around this week's Gospel reading.

Congratulations Jasper!

Jasper Rimmer (1B) competed in the Junior Gymnastics WA state championships over the holidays and won a bronze medal over all. What a fantastic effort, Jasper! We can see you shining many of your St Luke's values! 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


Have a lovely week!


Maura Killalea & Sarah Williams

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

Loud Sock Day

On Friday 22nd October we will be celebrating LOUD SOCK DAY to raise awareness for children with hearing loss and encourage you to #WearItLoud with your wackiest socks!

We look forward to seeing our community wearing it loud next Friday!


Kiah Hall

TEACHER OF THE DEAF

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Mental Health Month

October is mental health month, this year the theme is 'tuning in'. The attached calendar has suggestions for tuning into self and others, what a lovely way to encourage more self care and caring for others.


Ann Peart

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER

Sustaninability

Containers for Change

There will be a couple of bins on the oval at the sports carnival this Friday to collect any ‘Containers for Change’ containers.


Thank you for any donations of water bottles and cans.


Kind regards,

Tania Farcich

Science Specialist & Sustainability Coordinator

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St Luke's Feast Day Stalls

Year 4 are seeking donations of soft toys for our St Luke's Feast Day stall. Please send donations to Year 4. Thank you.

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!

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

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Lost Property

The office continues to get a large amount of lost property each day.

Please make sure your child's school clothing, lunch boxes, drink bottles and containers are clearly labelled. 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 1 week then thrown out.
  • All items that come to the office with a name are returned to the student through the class teacher.

P&F NEWS

Welcome Back to Term 4

Welcome back everyone for a fantastic Term 4 at St Luke’s! We hope everyone has had a relaxing break and we look forward to all the school events for our community to experience together.

Athletics Carnival - Friday, 15 October

Tomorrow is our fabulous Athletics Carnival, and we send a huge thank you to Mr Noseda and all the staff for working on this wonderful day for our students.


This is a wonderful community day with a cake stall, BBQ and coffee van all available to make it a proper party. Bring in your cash/coins and help us fundraise for our P & F and the St Luke’s Fathering Group. All cake/lollies donations can be taken to the stall on the school oval after 8.30am.


If you would like to volunteer for the BBQ, please feel most welcome and the cake stall would love some extra help in packing down at the end of the day (might even be paid in cake).


Don’t forget your picnic rug/chairs (the ants are brutal) and some shade.


We wish all the students the very best and can not wait for the parents race.

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Disco

In other news there are still tickets available for the St Luke’s School Disco. Please go to Flexischools to buy tickets.


If you would like to help on the night, please go to this sign-up link. https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/17032347947172062/false#/invitation There is still help needed for the BBQ at 6pm and the pack away timeslots.


Thank you, Year 3 parents, for hosting this great night for our children.

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P&F Meeting

Finally we would like to welcome all parents and carers to our next P&F meeting which is this Tuesday, 19 October at 7.30pm in the school library.

A zoom link will also be available closer to the day for those unable to attend


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.

24:7 Woodvale Youth Group

2nd and 4th Friday Nights.

7pm-9pm in the Parish Hall.

Grades 6 to 12.

For more information call Luke on 0401822932

Community News

Mercedes College Enrolement

Mercedes College | A College for every girl in the heart of your city!

We have limited places available in all year groups for 2022.


If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes College, please visit the Mercedes website at www.mercedes.wa.edu.au to request a prospectus, to enrol online or book a tour of our campus. Please contact our Enrolments Officer, Mrs Nicole Kirk on 9323 1323 if you require further information.

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