St Luke's Catholic Primary School
Newsletter - Term 2, Issue 7 , 3 June 2021
As calendar dates can be subject to change, please always confirm events by checking our website - https://www.stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au/community-calendar
27 May - 03 June
- Reconciliation week commences
- Year 6, Reconciliation
Friday, 4 June - Pupil Free Day
Monday, 7 June - Public Holiday
- Board and P&F Meeting @ 6pm
- School Assembly @ 8.45am
11 & 14 June
- School Photos
15 June- SAVE THE DATE!
- Cyber Safety Parent Workshop 6pm in the Hall
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
This weekend we celebrate ‘The Solemnity Of The Most Holy Body And Blood Of Christ’.
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins." (Mt 26:26-28; cf. Mk 14:22-24, Lk 22:17-20, 1 Cor 11:23-25)
So, what's this devotion all about, and why is it important? Most of us come to Mass every Sunday, and many during the week. Though that's very good, there is the danger of our taking the Mass for granted. So, the feast of Corpus Christi, or Body of Christ, should give us the chance to reflect on what may have become too routine. If familiarity doesn't here breed contempt it can easily lead to complacency. Hopefully our celebration of Corpus Christi would renew and fire up our wonder and gratitude for the gift of the Mass.
We believe that at every Mass Christ's sacrifice of the cross is made present on the altar for the local community. Our crucified and risen Lord continues to offer Himself to His Heavenly Father, as, on our behalf, He makes our peace with God. And we are united with Christ in offering ourselves in loving service of God and each other. The Mass should sum up and re-enforce our whole lives as generous givers, rather than selfish grabbers.
The feast of Corpus Christi reminds us that in the Eucharist, Christ is present in a very special way, and gives Himself to us in the form of a meal. We believe that the bread and wine are changed into Christ's own Body and Blood. This meal nourishes us so that we can grow as Christians. We call this meal, 'Holy Communion. Our personal communion with God and our fellow members within the Church is expressed and strengthened by our sharing the one Body and Blood of Christ. The Blessed Sacrament helps us to deepen our understanding and devotion of the Mass and we are encouraged to receive this Sacrament on a daily basis.
Winter Sport Carnival
On Tuesday the 1st of June, all of the Year 6 students and selected Year 5 students attended the Winter Carnival at Kingsway Sporting Complex. This carnival involved eight schools competing in three sports, AFL, Soccer and Netball throughout the day. The students selected which sport they competed in.
The day was highly anticipated by all and we were lucky the sun was out and shining. The emphasis on the carnival was on participation and fun, so the teams were advised against scoring the games. In saying that I can say that all of the teams had a fantastic day and displayed true sportsmanship skills towards each other and the other competitors. Acknowledging that most of the students had only played once as a team, it was a great sight to see everyone stepping up and progressing throughout the day.
A big thank you also to the teachers and parents who helped coach and supervise the team. It is very much appreciated by all and we couldn’t run these events without your help. A special thank you to Emily Rasmussen for coordinating this event.
Well done St Luke’s!
Congratulations to all our classes who ran the cross country event last week. We are so proud of your determination to finish to the end.
Unfortunately, we are continuing to see, students wearing items of clothing which is not in line with the uniform policy. I am aware of delays of the winter school jumper and students wearing their sports jackets in its place. This is unavoidable and until the jumpers arrive, this is permitted.
However, what is not permitted:
- Wearing items of clothing that have been purchased from Big W, Target and K-Mart. These are not in line with the uniform policy or acceptable.
- Nail polish on the girls. Please remove nail polish prior to attending schools.
- Wearing sport shoes with their winter uniform. Unless we are notified in writing as to why your child is wearing different shoes, this too is unacceptable.
- Hair below the shoulder, MUST be tied up and off the face.
Over the next coming weeks, teachers will be enforcing these requirements in their classes. Please revise the updated uniform policy for your perusal. There is are second hand uniforms available for those families who are needing support.
We thank you for your support as we strive to instill pride in all of our children at the school. If there is an ongoing issue or concern, please feel free to contact me: email@example.com.
Please click here for the Uniform Policy.
Hands on Service Day- Pupil Free Day Friday for Staff
Our children need time, not stuff
A recent UNICEF study shows that our children need time, not stuff, and that countries in which children are happiest are those that value family time and family experiences.
I’n What’s Happening to our Boys, and What’s Happening to our Girls, Psychologist Maggie Hamilton explores the emotionally complex, over-stimulated 21st century world our children must navigate. The acquisition of computer games is paramount, and kids spend endless hours each day engaged in virtual worlds. Cyber bullying, the power of marketing aiming to seduce our children at every turn with rampant materialism, and concerns about body image both amongst boys and girls are just a few of the challenges our children face daily. Under huge pressure, their anxiety levels are growing, leaving parents largely at a loss and equally anxious. The freedoms our children experience leave them more vulnerable and more in need of structure than ever before’.
(Taken from: https://kidsgivingback.org)
Volunteering immerses our children in real life, helping others and interacting with people from all walks of life. In volunteering our children discover their own strengths and qualities, and use these to help others. Some consider it a preventive ingredient to balance our children from the materialistic consumer world we live in.
Volunteering is a two way street, giving children and their families an opportunity to change lives, including their own.
As one of our Values includes Service, this year, part of our Evangelisation Plan is to ensure that all children in the school are given the opportunity, throughout the year, to provide Service to a charity. This term, we have seen Year 4, Year 2 and Year 3 classes prepare for their Service Act.
Year 4 – St Vinnie’s Blanket Appeal
Year 3 – Make a toy donation – Smith Family
Year 2 – Gift for the Elderly in the community (Aged Care visits have been restricted due to Covid)
These wonderful interactions will be communicated to the community and will also be displayed on our new Service Wall in the office. Staff this Friday will be involved in a Service Day, volunteering their time to the community. Lots of photos will be shared.
Have a fabulous long weekend, stay safe, laugh lots and be kind to one another.
Mrs Maura Killalea
MESSAGE FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS
School photos will be held on Friday the 11th June and Monday 14th June. 3P photography will be facilitating this day for us. If you have any questions regarding your order, please contact 3P directly. Please don't forget to send your child's photo envelope to school on the day.
FRIDAY 11th JUNE
MONDAY 14TH JUNE
Staff Spotlight- Have you met Mrs Frediani?
Mrs Frediani is one of TSH's new Education Assistants!
Did you know she:
- was born in Malaysia and came to Australia when she was three;
- has a slight obsession with plants and some of her friends call her the 'crazy plant lady'.
- enjoys cooking and eating all cuisines.
- spending time with her two beautiful children, Thomas 13 and Kaitlyn 11;
- likes to keep fit and enjoy nature.
Good News Story!
Dion Joyce, Xander Brown (Year 1), Liam Joyce (Year 6) and Joshua Joyce (2020 St. Luke's Graduate) were amongst a small group of children selected to participate in creating an Advertisement, promoting 'Funky Monkey Bars' and 'South Beach Boardies' clothing brand on Saturday night. Recording the ad, showcase their Ninja skills on Funky Monkey Bars new equipment and products while modelling some stylish casual wear.
The kid's were thrilled to be joined by Top Australian Ninja Warrior and Gymnastic Olympian 'Olivia Vivian' making the experience even more memorable.
* Funky Monkey has requested that pictures of the kids on the equipment are not shared until they have released their advertisement, expected Mid June - July, online and in brochures, so keep an eye out!
If you have some great news to share or any achievements, we would love to hear from you so that we can share it in our newsletter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a fabulous week!
Sarah Williams & Justin Kirry
24:7 Woodvale Youth Group
2nd and 3rd Friday Nights.
7pm-9pm in the Parish Hall.
Grades 6 to 12.
For more information call Luke on 0401822932.
This week at youth group was quite an amazing night. We had 23 young people join us for the night, which included our guest speaker, Georgia. We started off the night with a game of Back-to-Back relay which was super fun and funny to watch! We then went into a game of Chinese whispers charades where the scores were really close and deciding the winning team was hard. After the fun and games, we sat down in a circle where Georgia gave us a talk about her experiences with miracles. This was followed with the young people sharing about their 24-hour surprises from the previous week. We then ate some Pizza and got to hang out during some fellowship time.
SENDING CHILDREN TO SCHOOL WHEN UNWELL
Remember, if you are sick please maintain physical distancing from other parents and teachers when attending school, including when dropping off and picking up your children.
YR 4 BLANKET DRIVE & TOILETRIES DRIVE
The Year 4s are doing a blanket drive for the St. Vincent de Paul Society, to help people stay warm at night in winter. We are trying to practise social justice. Social justice is fairness for all. So please try and think of those less fortunate.
Please donate the following items; used/unused clean, unmarked and not damaged blankets. Please no doonas.
If you don't have any blankets, please ask your friends, family and neighbours.
When donating, please bring to the Year Four classrooms.
Please donate by Friday,11 June.
(Written by Lily Cailes on behalf of Year 4)
There’s only 4 weeks left of collecting bread bags and tags! Please bring any bread bags and tags to the collection box outside the Library.
STEM Classroom Cash
In Saturday’s West Australian newspaper on June 5th, 12th & 19th, there will be an entry coupon for STEM Classroom Cash (it was on p. 30 last week). Please collect as many coupons as you can and bring them to the Science Room (at the back of the Library). We can use these coupons to win a share of $25,000 for the school’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) budget.
Mrs Tania Farcich
The Father Son Camp online form is now closed however you can apply to be on our waiting list. There are extremely limited spots available for the Saturday night only. If you would like to attend for just the Saturday evening, please contact the P & F: email@example.com
SAVE THE DATE
Bogan Bingo @ St Luke's will be held on Friday 6th of August. This will be an adults-only event. We are currently looking to see if anyone in our school community has an Approved Manager's Licence and would like to volunteer to assist us in the bar for the event. If you are able to assist, please contact us via our email address above.
Just a reminder for the Kangaroo Café please have orders in by 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 Mez and all the volunteers for serving our school through the Kangaroo Café.
P.S. - P & F Meeting next Tuesday 8th June @ 7.30pm in the Library. We would love to see you there. Our zoom link for the meeting will be available through the Facebook event page.
Have you met our Drumming Teacher, Mr Lombardi?
Christian Lombardi is not only our drum teacher at St Luke's but is also a part time musician for the Royal Australian Navy Band. Christian’s journey to becoming a navy musician was not an easy one, the application process lasted 14 months. In these 14 months, Christian had 3 auditions over a period of 6 months from May 2020 - October 2020. On the 5th of November 2020, Christian was notified he was successful in passing his auditions for the RAN (Royal Australian Navy) band. Christian felt a huge sense of relief, however, the recruitment process was not complete. On the 25th of November 2020, Christian attended his Assessment day for the ADF(Australian Defence Force). Conducting a Medical exam, Psychological exam and a defence interview. The whole day went for 6 hours but at the end of the day, Christian was offered a position as part time musician for the Royal Australian Navy. You may have noticed Christian was away for a period of time in term 1 2021. Christian was attending RAN Recruit School based at HMAS Cerberus in Crib Point, Victoria. Christian conducted 4 weeks of Naval training, waking up at 4:15am every day and the day ending at 7pm. Physical training consisting of running tests, swimming tests, physical fitness tests, crawling through mud, high ropes exercises at a height of 30m off the ground, survival at sea exercises and combat survivability training. Christian graduated from RAN recruit school on Friday the 12th of March, being promoted to the rank of Seaman, Christian also received a leadership award at Recruit school displaying leadership strength, helping others get through difficult training as well as himself. Christian has since been promoted to the rank of Able Seaman and is officially part of the Royal Australian Navy Band Western Australia.
Music tuition in Term 2 will be offered in guitar, piano, flute, violin and cello through Keyed Up Music at St Luke’s. Lessons can be arranged during school time or after school where available. To enrol your child, please visit www.keyedupmusic.com.au and fill out the online enrolment form. Information regarding lessons and fees can be found on the website.
Drums continue to be taught by Mr Christian Lombardi 0451 422 769 firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrol at Mercedes College!
Mercedes College is currently interviewing for Year 7 2023 & 2024, with limited places available for Year 7 2022. If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes, please visit the Mercedes College website at www.mercedes.wa.edu.au to request a prospectus, to enrol online or book a tour of our campus. Please contact Mrs Nicole Kirk on 9323 1323 if you require further information.