St Luke's Catholic Primary School


17 Duffy Terrace
Woodvale WA 6026
9306 6600

St Luke's

Catholic Primary School


2020 Issue 22
Message from the Principal – Issue 22

Message from the Principal – Issue 22

The word says it all. Encourage – we are given courage by a word or a
smile that lifts us to do better. Use words such as “well done”, “great
effort”, “sensational”, “you’re fantastic”. “Keeping Jesus Real”.



Most loving God,
we thank you for the example of St Mary MacKillop,
who in her living of the Gospel,
witnessed to the dignity of each person.
She faced life’s challenges with faith and courage.
Inspired by her example, may we be led by your Spirit to reach out to our brothers and sisters.
Give us generous hearts to respond to the cries of those who are poor in our community and in our world.
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.

This Saturday, 8 August, is the feast day of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Australia’s first Saint. St Mary MacKillop was canonised on 17 October, 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI in Rome. As Australia’s first Saint, and her way of living the Gospel, Mary MacKillop invites us to reflect on our own response to the Gospel call – what is your response to those most in need in our community?

St Mary was born in 1842. This was during the early days of the Australian settlement when life was just beginning here in Australia and there was a great need to support the people of the time.

St Mary foresaw the need for an order of nuns to go out and support the poor, educate the children, care for the sick, the oppressed and the lonely. She helped establish the Order of the Sisters of Saint Joseph and in time became the founder of the Order.

Over time, the Order grew with its mission to take the Gospel values to many people especially in the outback of Australia. Her work amongst the poor and oppressed caused her to encounter many hardships but her courage, her warmth and spirit influenced and changed the course of many lives.

Through her constant focus on the cross St Mary recognised her every struggle as a gift from God and she openly prayed with gratitude for those who turned against her. Her legacy continues to touch the lives of many people today.

The celebration of St Mary MacKillop’s life calls us at this time to be people of hope in our broken and fragmented world. It calls us to be people who relieve suffering and bring hope in whatever circumstances we find ourselves. The celebration of her feast day challenges each Australian to know the God who is with us, to embrace with a compassionate heart those who travel the journey with us and to believe that each person can and does make a difference in our world.

We pray that through the intercession of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop,
too may have the courage to be faithful to the cross and God’s Word in our own life journey.
Through her example, may we learn to recognise God’s will and trust in God’s providence and may St Mary’s life of service awaken in us a passion for justice and a deep respect for the poor.

To support this we also need to acknowledge our school’s Charism, being the Mercy values. In learning through Christ, we focus tomorrow on the Mercy values of: Compassion, Excellence, Hospitality, Justice and Respect.

A reminder this Monday, 10 August is a PUPIL FREE DAY as staff will be involved in a Staff Well Being Program for the day. 

Congratulations to Erin and Phil Lister on the birth of their beautiful baby boy Lennon Darcy Lister who came earth side on Sunday, 19/7/20 at 1:57am, weighing a little over 8 pounds and 52cm long. 

Starting this Friday from 8.40-10.40am, Alana Metaxas has organised Playgroup for families in our school who have children 2 years old and younger. We have also opened our doors to any families in our wider community who wish to become part of our school community. This will be taking place in the hall.


Congratulations to our SHINE students who presented Night of the Notables last Wednesday evening. Over the last ten weeks, students in the SHINE Group researched a notable of their choice. They completed a series of assessments some of which included a timeline, a mind map, a bioriddle and a biography. The culmination of all this work led to each student constructing a Learning Centre to teach others about their notable person.

On the night itself each student was required to come dressed as their notable person and taking on the persona of their notable they were required to present a ‘Grabber’ and speech and be prepared to answer questions about their notable’s life.

The students were required to show their inventiveness, to create an eye catching display and prepare an interesting learning centre. The children’s preparation and presentations were outstanding and a wonderful community learning experience was had by all. Thank you to Mr Justin Kirry for leading the SHINE students and for helping make the evening a wonderful success. Thank you also to all the staff, parents, grandparents who came to be dazzled by brilliant learning; a very engaging evening indeed. Bravo!

Our SHINE students are busy once again as they participated in the Joondalup-Wanneroo community radio station 89.7fm’s School of Thought program this afternoon from 2-3pm. The children were amazing and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience to broadcast live on radio. I wish to thank Cr John Logan for inviting our school to take part and to Mr Justin Kirry for preparing the children so well.

God Moments
Watching one wonderful little Pre-Kindy student, Jessica, run after her mum and dad at school to surprise them both with a great big hug.

Hearing Mrs Pavlovic saying, ‘I love you and have a wonderful day’, to her children, Indi, Harper and Levi at drop-off.

Listening to Niklaus in Pre Primary saying good-bye in Italian to Mrs Pappiccio at pick-up after school.

Andrew Kelly

Assistant Principal News Issue 22

Assistant Principal News Issue 22

Sacramental Information

Eucharist Masses:

  • 16th August, 2020 @ 11am
  • 23rdAugust, 2020 @ 11am
  • 30th August, 2020 @ 6pm

A reminder that strictly NO PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEOGRAPHY to be taken DURING THE MASS. This is in compliance with the Safeguarding Policy in place within all parishes nationwide.

An opportunity will be given to parents to have professional photographs taken before each mass. A hard copy outlining the details has been sent home via your child.


Child Protection Form & Working with Children Check

As of Semester 2, St Luke’s have now implemented a Child Protection form called, ‘Confidential Declaration Form’. Parents, volunteers and students under the age of 18 who do not attend the school, and others who are not employees of Catholic Education in WA, will be asked to complete one of the forms BEFORE assisting in the classroom, attending incursions, excursions just to name a few. You are asked to download the form from the website, complete it and return to the school office. Alternatively, there are hard copies available in the school office if you need to complete one at school.

This has been implemented to ensure that child safety is of our highest priority at St Luke’s. As parents are not generally required to obtain a Working with Children Check when assisting in a school, the forms have been approved by the CEWA office to use within the school.

This is also in keeping with our Child Protection Policy, which has been recently updated for our school. This will be uploaded before the end of term.

Grandparents, Sibling, or Any Other Relative

Does the parent volunteer exemption apply to grandparents, older siblings and other relatives?

No, the exemption is for parent volunteers only. A ‘parent’ includes a step-parent, de facto partner, prospective adoptive parent and a person who has legal responsibility for the long term or day to daycare and welfare and development of the child. If a grandparent, sibling or any other relative is volunteering in child-related work they must apply for a WWC Check.

Please see the attached document about Working With Children Checks.


Early Childhood Corner

Much research demonstrates that reading aloud and sharing conversations with young children about books promotes the development of language and other emergent literacy skills like understanding how to navigate texts, familiarity with the written language register and story structures, which in turn helps prepare them.

Click on the link below for further reading.

Have a fantastic week….. God Bless

Mrs Maura Killalea
Assistant Principal

School News Issue 22

School News Issue 22

Birthday Greetings

Congratulations to the following students and staff who are celebrating their birthdays during the week.

Spencer Irvine PB, Niklaus Cvitanovic PW, Daniel Tatsciore 1B, Jensen Decicco 1B, Mia Sheppard 2B, Holly Spencer 2W, Oliver Santoro 4W, Luca Orifici 5W, Joshua Proud 5W



Important Dates

Monday 10th Aug – Pupil Free Day

Thur 24th Sep – Last day of Term for Students


Cross Country


Term 3 Athletics

I’m pleased we have been able to confirm the implementation of the Term 3 Athletics program at St Luke’s Catholic Primary School (17 Duffy Terrace, Woodvale, WA, 6026).

Please find below the dates/times confirmed for your Kids Athletics Program:

  • When does delivery begin? – Wednesday 12 August 2020
  • When does delivery conclude? – Wednesday 16 September 2020
  • Number of sessions – 6 sessions
  • Timeslot – 3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Days of the week – Wednesday
  • Number of individual Participants – 30

This will take place on the oval from Week 4, if you wish to have you child involved please let me know as places are limited.    Kids Athletics is run by qualified coaches who train children in a variety of events for fun outcomes.

Cross Country has started with the Year 3 children running very well on Tuesday. Good luck to everyone this week.

Rob Noseda


Rob Noseda


School Fee Statements

Fee statements with all transactions received as at 31st July were emailed to all families at the beginning of this week.

If you have not received your statement or have a query regarding your account could you please contact me


Kind regards

Marjorie Dohnt
Finance Officer


Parents, Volunteers & Students

Please be reminded that you are now required to complete a “Confidential Declaration Form” BEFORE assisting in any classroom or attending excursions.  The form is available to download from our website or from the front office.

Grandparents, siblings and other relative volunteering in child-related work MUST apply for a “Working with Children” Check.


Impetigo (school Sores) Alert

We have been alerted to a case of Impetigo (School Sores) in Kindergarten.  This is a common bacterial infection of the skin, easily spread.  Symptoms include itchy pustules, blisters & scabs.  Children are infectious for as long as there is discharge from the lesions and must stay home for 24hrs after antibiotic treatment has commenced.


Head Lice Alert

We have had several cases of lice/nits reported throughout the school since the children’s return from holidays.  This is a very common problem in schools and spreads very easily so we ask all parents to be vigilant about checking their children’s hair regularly. If lice/nits are detected children can return to school once they have been treated.


Kangaroo Café  Is Open!

Important Information:

  • The Kangaroo Café (located next to the dance hall)  will be delivering recess and lunches on Wednesdays during term 3 (and potentially Term 4 this year).  
  • This day was formally known as “ Pie day” however, due to our new and evolving menu options, will now be known as “Kangaroo Café Day”!
  • Children will be able to place an order for a new variety of foods including toasted sandwiches (toasties), pizzas, homemade fried rice, homemade fruit or granola cups and we will even have some gluten free options!
  • Ordering must be done ONLINE ONLY by 8pm the SUNDAY before, via our new ordering system at
  • There you can find the full menu (including weekly specials), load funds into your digital wallet and order with just a few clicks!
  • We would like to say a big THANK YOU to all our amazing volunteers! Without you this could not happen! If you would like to express your interest in volunteering, please email Mariane and Fiona at with your availability on a Wednesday (weekly, fortnightly, once a term etc).


Troubleshooting Flexischools

  • When registering on, search for the school name: “St Luke’s Catholic Primary School Woodvale”. If it does not appear, please enter “17 Duffy Terrace, Woodvale”.
  • If you choose to use the Flexischools App rather than the website, please be aware that once you have ordered “lunch”, you will need to go back to the “FOOD” tab and then swipe the page towards the left to be able to see the “Recess” order button.
  • If you have any other difficulties, we would love to hear from you so please contact the P&F at


Uniform Shop News

Trousers are now part of the winter uniform for all students in Years 1 to 6. If your daughter would prefer to wear trousers in place of the winter pinafore please call into the uniform shop to try on and buy a pair.

Jodi Lyra
Uniform Shop Coordinator



Community News

Guitar Lessons

Keyed Up Music will be running guitar lessons after school next term, cost is from $19.20 for a group of 3 lesson.

To enrol, go to or ring Therese on 1300 366 243 with any questions.

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