St Luke's Catholic Primary School


17 Duffy Terrace
Woodvale WA 6026
9306 6600

St Luke's

Catholic Primary School


2019 Issue 35
Message from the Principal – Issue 35

Message from the Principal – Issue 35

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
There is no law against such things.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.
Holy Spirit we ask you to be with us, as we look to deepen our commitment, to teaching in light of the Catholic faith.
May your fruits be ever present as we learn, grow and teach for the sake of Christ’s Gospel. Amen

This Sunday, 24 November marks the end of the church calendar year with the Feast of Christ the King.
Thank you God for sending Jesus to be our saviour and our friend. Thank you also that he is a King. Help us always to follow him, honour him, and serve him in his Kingdom. Thank you God that we are “kids of the kingdom.” In Jesus Name, Amen

By tradition, the Catholic Church dedicates each month of the year to a certain devotion. In November, it is the Holy Souls. Praying for the dead, especially for those loved ones we have known, is a requirement of Christian charity. At school we will recall those loved ones who have passed away during our prayers throughout November. There will be a Book of Remembrance in the Church, in which you can write the names of those loved ones for whom families would like us to pray.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will now be having our Annual Community Meeting on Wednesday, 27 November at 6pm. At this meeting I will announce the staffing for 2020. Reports will be read out and there will be no voting for positions on the Board as all current members will be staying on for 2020.

Christmas Concert Evening
Our Christmas Concert will be held on Friday, 6 December commencing at 6.00pm on the grassed area facing the Kindy classrooms. All children from Pre Primary to Year 6 will take part in this celebration. Please bring along a picnic and enjoy all the festivities prepared by your wonderfully talented children.

From My Readings…

A parent’s attitude to their child’s difficulties will determine how successful they meet and overcome many of the obstacles and hurdles they meet. When children overcome problems and deal with unpleasant situations they learn they are capable, which is the basis of self-esteem and confidence.
Here are five great parenting ideas to help your kids leapfrog their difficulties:
• Frame the problem as a challenge: Frame the difficulty as a challenge rather than a problem. Kids take their cues from their parents so the frame of ‘challenge’ gives kids something to rise to rather than be overwhelmed by.
• Coach kids to do well: Talk kids through their challenges, give them ideas to cope and manage. Consider rehearsing some skills or language that they may need.
• Show confidence they will succeed: Children generally meet their parents’ expectations so make sure your expectations are realistic, positive and supportive of their feelings.
• Give kids a chance: Allow kids to approach challenges in their own way without constantly checking on them. You nervousness is definitely catching.
• Celebrate their success: Even if they were partially successful, such as they went to school camp for two out of the three days, then praise their efforts. They’ve got a great building block for next time.

The attitude and approach of parents and teachers will determine how successfully children and young people meet and overcome many of the hurdles they encounter. That attitude needs to be courageous, sensitive and hopeful that your child will meet, and overcome with assistance, all the challenges they encounter.

The final meeting of 2019 for the Year 4-6 Youth Group will be this Friday 22nd of November, from 6.30-8.30pm in the St Luke’s Parish Hall. Pizza dinner will be provided.
Please RSVP using the following link to help us with catering and organisation for the evening:

Andrew Kelly

Assistant Principal News Issue 35

Assistant Principal News Issue 35

Current Year 2, 3 and 5 Parents – Sacramental Information Night 2020

Next Tuesday night at 6.30pm we will be hosting an information session for the Sacramental Program 2020. This will be held in the Church itself to cater for a number of families.

I am aware that there is an award night for Mater Dei that night. As it is run by the parish representatives, I will endeavour to get a copy of the PP that can be shared.


2020 Booklists will be available on our website for years 3 – 6. Please follow the prompts in the attachment under the tab, “Parent Info”  BOOKLISTS 2020.

Please note that for 2020, all booklists from PP – 2 have now become bulk orders. Teachers have already ordered the necessary items needed for your child. Parents ARE NOT REQUIRED to purchase anything. A booklist levy will be added to your child’s school fees if you have a child in years PP – 2.

2020 CEWA Term Dates

Term 1

Students: Monday 3 February – Thursday 9 April

Mid-semester break: Friday 10 April – Monday 27 April

Term 2

Students: Tuesday 28 April – Friday 3 July

Mid-year break: Saturday 4 July – Sunday 19 July

Term 3

Students: Monday 20 July – Friday 25 September

Mid-semester break: Saturday 26 September – Sunday 11 October

Term 4

Students: Monday 12 October –  Thursday 17 December (Final Day TBA)

Pupil Free days for St Luke’s are yet to be confirmed.


Important Dates at St Luke’s

Term 1

30th and 31st January – Teacher’s Return
Pupil Free Day – Monday 16th March
Labour Day – Monday 2nd March
Good Friday – 10th April

 Term 2

Anzac Day Public Holiday – Monday 27th May
WA Day – Monday 1st June
Pupil Free Day – Friday 19th June

Term 3

Pupil Free Day – Monday 10th August
Catholic Day – Friday 25th September

Term 4

Pupil Free Day – Friday 9th November
Last Day for Students – Friday 11th December

God Bless,

Mrs Maura Killalea
Assistant Principal

School News Issue 35

School News Issue 35

Birthday Greetings

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

Harry Spencer 1W, Charlotte Howe 5B, Luke Richmond 3W, Simon Richmond 3W, Kane Carrigy 5B, Chloe Hadfield 4B, Tyler Gaunt 4W, Ava Blackshaw PB, Ryan Lynch 2B, Lyla Bowers 5B, Miguel Villarroya 5W, Isla Magistro 6B, Mrs Trish Main


Merit Award Winners

There is no assembly this week.

Friday 29th November                                                     

Fundraiser to support Telethon Speech and Hearing
Students to bring a GOLD coin donation to join the money trail from TSH to Library.

Dress:                         FLURO – Shirt, and Hair Accessories.
Big Morning Tea:        Juice Box and a biscuit for all students at recess.
Face Painting:                         50C each at Lunch time

We look forward to supporting this fantastic organisation who has looked after so many students in our school over the years.


Siblings Starting 4 Yr Old Kindy in 2022

St Luke’s now has a full enrolment for 4yr old Kindy 2021 and our Kindy 2022 positions are filling fast.  If you have a child due to start 4yr old Kindy in 2022 (birthdates 1/7/17 – 30/6/18), please complete your application (found on our website or visit the office) as soon as possible.


Music News


Our Christmas Season of music is well under way! The students in Year 2 have been invited to join the Choir this term for our Community Carols Evening as well as our excursion later in the term to sing Carols With The Aged. More information regarding this excursion will be sent out closer to the date.

Pizza lunch for Leading Choir of Sacramental Masses:

Students who have participated in the Leading Choir at a Sacramental Mass throughout the year are invited to a pizza lunch to thank them for their efforts and their support of the School. This special lunch will take place on Wednesday November 27th.

Band 2020- drummer needed:

We will be losing our fabulous drummer, Julian Pugliese, to high-school next year so will be holding auditions for a new drummer on Monday 9th December after lunch. Please contact me to express your interest in auditioning for this place next year.

Instrumental Lessons 2020:

If you would like your child to begin instrumental lessons next year, please contact me to book your place.

Instruments offered next year include piano, flute, drumkit, guitar, violin, cello

Rebecca Longbottom
Music Teacher


Shine News

Last Thursday the students in the SHINE programme participated in a KIDS HELPLINE live session with a counsellor and our school Social Worker, Ann Peart. The students were taught about how to access the helpline and some different strategies in regard to peer pressure. This was a very valuable and enjoyable experience.

Kids Helpline makes a difference to the emotional wellbeing and the lives of children every single day and ensure young people know they are not alone. This helpline is Australia’s only free and private 24/7 phone or online counselling service for young people.

St Luke’s Netball

St Luke’s Netball club needs you. We are currently looking for a new Treasurer  and Equipment Manager. If you can assist with either of these please contact Katie ASAP on 0408 663 618. 


Mater Dei College Request

Is your child in Year 4/5? Mater Dei College encourages you to enrol now! Interviews are facilitated two years prior to commencement, call 9405 4777 for assistance.


Uniform Shop News

Uniform Shop Hours Term 4 2019

Week 6:           Tues 19/11      Open 8-10am
                        Thurs 21/11     Open 8-8:30am & 2:30pm-3:30pm
                        Please note the short morning trading today due to Kindy orientation
                        Fri 22/11          Open 8-10am
Week 7:           Mon 25/11       Open 8-10am
                        This is the shop’s last trading date for 2019

Opening hours for the start of the 2020 school year will be published soon and will include opening dates prior to the commencement of Term 1

Volunteers needed

The uniform shop needs new volunteers for the 2020 school year. We are low on numbers for next year as many of our current volunteers aren’t able to continue helping. If you are able to lift, stretch and climb a ladder we would love to have you join our team. Parents, Guardians and Grandparents are all welcome!

Volunteers are usually given one shift per term during the shop’s Thursday morning trading hours. If help is needed at other times volunteers will be contacted to see who is available. A roster is sent out ahead of each term and volunteers are welcome to swap shifts if needed.

If you would like to volunteer for the 2020 school year, please complete the form at this link

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact me at or by phone during shop hours on 9306 6613.

Jodi Lyra


Community News

Don’t forget to check out our community news which is linked with the Newsletter tab!!!! This will give you information on out of school activities that your children may like to join.


Early in 2020, Mercedes College will commence interviewing Year 4 & Year 5 students who are due to start Year 7 in 2022 & 2023 respectively.  If you are considering enrolling your daughter and have not yet requested a Prospectus, please contact Mrs Julie Lamb on 9323 1340 as soon as possible.

Enquiries are also welcome for places in Year 7 for 2020 and 2021.   For more information please refer to the College website,




Parish News  Issue 35

Parish News Issue 35

Latest Parish Newsletter


St Luke’s Parish Children’s Liturgy

Parent Volunteers required

Each Sunday during school term at 9:30am mass St Luke’s parish run a Children’s Liturgy session (approx 20-30mins) from the beginning of mass up till the end of the Homily.

Would you be interested in joining an established group to run the session?

You would be rostered on for 2 weeks each school term.

Please contact Carissa on 0431 935 449 if you are interested.

Thank you.



Parish Coordinator

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