St Luke's Catholic Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 7 | 2 SEPTEMBER 2021

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Heavenly Father,

We praise you for the gift of our fathers and those who have been father-figures to us.

We thank you for the life and love they have brought to our world.

May we raise our children to use their qualities for the glory and honour of Your name.

Amen

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


2 September

  • Year 4 Mass @ 9am
  • Year 2 Excursion


3 September

  • Father's Day Breakfast @ 7.30am (no running club)
  • Father's Day Assembly @ 8.40am
  • Gifted and Talented Excursion @ 9am


7 September

  • Year 1 - selling cupcakes for 'Wheelchairs for Kids'
  • Board and P&F Meeting at 6pm


8 -10 September

  • Year 6 Camp


9 September

  • Year 3 Liturgy @ 9.30am


10 September

  • Student Leadership Assembly


11 September

  • TSH Power of Speech

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Respectful Relationships

There is tremendous power in little acts of goodness and service. I am privileged to witness that power every day in the way that parents interact with their children, the way that parents choose to interact with the staff, the way that staff interact with the students and most importantly, the way that our students interact with each other. Thank you to all in our community who genuinely make a difference each day!

Father's Day

This is a special day for us to acknowledge the contribution of all fathers, to individual families and to societies at large. It also provides our children with an opportunity to express their love and respect for their fathers. Children depend on their fathers for spiritual, emotional, physical, financial and social well-being. For a daughter, her father is the ideal man and also the first man she adores, while for a son, his father is an idol and the strongest man he aspires to emulate.

I hope you all enjoy your celebrations of Father’s Day this weekend and I wish all of our fathers, grandfathers, uncles and father-figures a very Happy Father’s Day!

Kindergarten

Just a friendly reminder, 3 Year Old Kindy places for 2022 is filling really fast. Please make sure you have completed an enrolment form for 3 Year Old Kindy and returned this to the office ASAP. Our 60, 4 Year Old Kindy places for 2022 are now full with a waitlist of 21 families wanting to enrol at St Luke’s.


A reminder to families who have their child currently in 4 Year Old Kindy that the bubble classes will continue for Pre Primary next year and then Year One onwards. A new classroom for Year 1 and then Year 2 will commence next year to accommodate the three classes for the start of 2023. The new Principal, once announced, will also honour this arrangement.

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God Moments


  • Seeing wonderful parents giving up their own time to prepare lunches from the Kangaroo Café for the many children and staff in our school. Bravo, ladies!
  • Listening to the children and teachers greet me with the Noongar word for Good Morning, ‘Wandjoo’ as I visit their classroom throughout each day.


Andrew Kelly

PRINCIPAL

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

Father's Day Afternoon in Kindy

What a delight it was to see our gorgeous Kindy kids hosting a Father's Day afternoon. The classes sang songs, using AUSLAN to their Dad's and then proceeded to participate in a series of organised activities. A great time was had by all! Thank you to our amazing Kindy staff and our AUSLAN teacher, Mrs Cragg who put this all together. Happy Father's Day to all our Dads, we hope you have a fabulous day on Sunday!

Talk Like A Pirate Day- For Childhood Cancer Support

On the last day of term, we will be having a dress up and 'talk like a pirate' day to raise money to support families affected by childhood cancer. If you would like to make a donation please follow this link to find our dedicated St Luke's fundraising page. Thank you to Mr Plint for driving this initiative! If we reach our target Mr Kelly will walk the plank! Click here to donate.

St Luke's in the News

This week, our school was mentioned in the CEWA News article in regards to National Science Week 2021. Congratulations again to Mrs Farcich for all the effort she continually goes to for the benefit of our students. To read the article, please click the image below.

School Policy Changes

You may have noticed a change to our website with our policy page www.stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au, now referring to Catholic Education Western Australia Ltd (CEWA) Policies. The embedded CEWA policy hub is a comprehensive ‘one stop shop’ for all community members regardless of which Catholic school(s) they are affiliated with – ensuring clear, consistent messaging on one platform for all Catholic schools in Western Australia. The policy page will continue to contain the most up-to-date policies and executive directives for your easy reference. Should you need to refer to St Luke’s Catholic Primary School procedures (including Uniform & Grooming, Attendance, and Code of Conduct), you’ll now find them on our school website.

Quality Catholic Education Awards

Our St Luke's Leadership team work closely with schools in our surrounding regions. Two of these initiatives have been recognised and entered into this year's QCE Awards. Voting is now open. To vote for our school please click on these 2 links:

1. North Coastal Region Curriculum Conference

2. Collaborating for vision and mission: The North Coastal Parishes and the Catholic Schools Network Hub


To view all entries for 2021 please click here.

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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


Maura Killalea & Sarah Williams

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

AUSLAN

This week in Auslan the Kindy’s to Year 2’s have been learning to sign “Happy Father's Day” and sign the “Hello” song. The Year 3’s to 6’s have been creating a movie to talk about their Dads using Auslan. They have been having lots of fun signing as well as including some Dad dances and Dad jokes. Parents can check out the videos on SeeSaw this weekend.


Sarah Cragg

AUSLAN TEACHER

NIPPSSA Carnival

St Luke's participated in the annual NIPSSA carnival on Friday August 27th. The Year 5 and 6 students played at 3 venues in Basketball, Badminton and Rugby. I was amazed at the improvement shown by all the Rugby players, many who were playing for the first time. Our 3 teams performed very well, two teams playing off in finals with one loss and a draw.


The basketball teams were fantastic! Girls and boys, and the staff were very pleased with their attitude and fairness all day. The first group to play badminton for St Luke's had mixed results but impressed Mr Miller with their attempts to improve all day.


Special thanks to all the parents and staff who helped teams on the day, the children's experience was so much better because of your input.


Rob Noseda

SPORT TEACHER

Sustainability

Share Waste – at St Luke’s we are very fortunate to have the worm farms, chickens and compost bins to divert all of our organic waste from landfill. You may have noticed how much of your landfill bin or FOGO bin at home if filled by organic waste. A great site to check out is https://sharewaste.com/. Here you can connect to others living close by and keep organic waste out of your bins if you don’t have chickens/worm farms/compost bins.


Organic Waste – if you have any kitchen scraps (fruit & vegetables) or coffee grounds (no bread/muffins/cakes please) then how about wrapping them up in newspaper and dropping them off outside the Science Room every Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday. There will be a big green bin there waiting for your donations. We are happy to take them from you and turn them into compost that we can use on our garden beds.


Plastic Lids – roughly 20kg of plastic lids were taken off site and recycled this week. Thank you so much for the donations. Please keep them coming.


Tania Farcich

SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR

Uniform Shop

The uniform shop will be closed on Thursday 9/9 for a stocktake. Flexischools uniform orders for that week may be delayed until the following week.


Jodi Lyra

UNIFORM SHOP

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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!

Year 1 Cupcake Stall

Year One will be holding a Cupcake Sale on Tuesday the 7th of September in support of Wheelchairs for Kids. Year One will be making and selling the cupcakes as part of their commitment to the St Luke’s Rainbow Value ‘Service’. Children from Kindy to Year 6 will be able to purchase a cupcake for $1. All money raised will be donated to Wheelchairs for Kids to assist children with life changing mobility and independence. Please support this wonderful organisation and enjoy a cupcake on the day!

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New to St Luke's in 2022

Tudor School Uniforms

As of January 1, 2022, St Luke’s will be outsourcing all of our school uniforms from Tudor School Uniforms. All stock sold by Tudor will be made available at lower prices and available for purchase online or in store for your convenience. More information will be coming out during Term 4 about this transition process.


The location is: 1/75 Excellence Drive, Wangara WA 6065

Days of Operation: Monday to Friday (extra days in holidays)

Opening and Closing Times: 8.30am – 4.30pm

Website link is below.

Discover Kids Out of School Hours Provider

As of Term 1, 2022, Discovery Kids will be our new Out of School Hours Care provider. Information on how to enrol for 2022 will be sent out shortly. To find out more about Discovery Kids, please click on the link below.
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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.
  • Unlabelled uniforms will be donated to the uniform shop after 2 weeks.

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

P&F NEWS

Father's Day Stall

On the same day as the breakfast, we also have the Father’s Day Stall presented by the year 4 parents. Children can bring up to $5 to school so they can pick a great gift out for their special dad or father figure. The ‘shopping’ will be done during class time when teachers will bring their students to the stall to buy their gift at an allocated time.

Kangaroo Cafe

Kangaroo Café is up and hopping away with a reminder to have all orders in for Thursday 11pm for the following Monday. If you need to cancel your order ON THE MORNING of canteen (Mondays) please text Mez on 0401000916. Thanks again to all our wonderful family and friends who are volunteering in the Kangaroo Café!

Family Camp 2021

There are limited places left for the Family Camp 2021. Thanks to some great planning, the camp at Gingin is booked from 19th-21st November. (The 19th November being a pupil free day😊) Bookings are available via Flexischools.

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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

Next youth group - Friday 10th September.

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Parent's Corner

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Fatherhood has been transformed from the breadwinner and disciplinarian role of the past to a far more complex framework. Here’s how:
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