St Luke's Catholic Primary School
Catholic Primary School
At this time of year we so often get caught up in the mad frenzy of buying presents, writing cards and catching up with friends and family, that we forget the true meaning of this Advent Season. Help us to stop and reflect on the gift of your birth to all of us. Teach us how to slow down and see the wonder and the glory of this time. Amen
In writing my last newsletter for 2019, I am able to reflect on just what a unique and special place St Luke’s is to be a part of. Sometimes we, as humans, forget to stop and smell the roses. Our school and parish are just the most amazing places, filled with many wonderful and vibrant people. I want to thank each and everyone one of you for your support this year.
I wish to take this opportunity to remind you all of the words of Catherine McAulay:
“God does not bestow all His choicest blessings on one person. He did not give to St. Peter what He gave to St. Paul nor to either what He gave to St. John.”
Our Graduation and Thanksgiving Mass today, was a wonderful celebration of a very busy year together, as we celebrated the achievements, and gave thanks for the many blessings received by all of us. Our Catholic faith is the heart of our school and so it is fitting, that our final celebration together, is one centred on the Eucharist and our community of faith. As always, our students were reverent participants in the Mass and are a credit to their teachers and parents. Also, many thanks to the many parents, grandparents and friends, who were able to make the time, to enjoy this celebration with us.
Congratulations to Our Graduating Year Six Students. We wish them well, as they continue their journey to secondary education, and we thank them for the gift of their presence and contributions to St Luke’s School during their time here. Thank you also to all the members of the St Luke’s teaching team for their support and contribution to all of our students during 2019 – their constant commitment to our students is truly a gift to this community. We especially acknowledge Mrs Main and Mr Spencer for their wonderful commitment to teaching and preparing the children for their transition to High School.
Congratulations to Mrs Kathryn Peake for winning the Christmas Hamper, which was drawn at a special assembly last Tuesday.
Thursday, 12 December – Year Six to attend Adventure World. Reports will be available via SEQTA Engage.
Friday, 13 December – St Luke’s ‘Big Day In’ Fun Day. Due to the extreme hot weather, we will have this for a reduced time and staff will gauge when to return to class. There will be other activities for the children who do not wish to take part in the water activities on the oval. Children are to wear their bathers under their sport clothes. Please apply sunscreen before your child comes to school and we will have plenty of sunscreen for the children to use throughout the morning. Children must wear a rashie or tee shirt and hat due to the extreme hot weather. No tee shirt/rashie and hat, no play. Please make sure your child has a towel and drink bottle for the day.
Meetings with Teachers about Semester Two Reports
Parents who feel the need to meet with their child’s class teacher about the report can do so on Monday, 9 December from 8.30am until 9.30am. Please make the time directly with your child’s class teacher.
Our feathered friends from the Cluck Club will be going on holidays too, living at Mrs Farcich’s property and will be returning to us in February next year.
I take this opportunity to wish you all God’s blessings for this very Holy Season, and may you remain safe during the holidays and return rested and renewed on Monday, 3 February, 2020. Peace be with you all. “Open your presents at Christmas time but be thankful year round for the gifts you receive.” – Lorinda Ruth Lowen.
St Luke’s Wall
Thank you hugely to the great effort with the Art Project involvement with the Mater Dei team and our Year 3 and 4 students. We look forward to many more projects in the future.
Thank you everyone for your support in my first year at ST Luke’s. I have loved every minute.
Have a beautiful and holy Christmas.
Mrs Maura Killalea
Congratulations to the following students and staff who are celebrating their birthdays during the week.
Heidi Gaudoin 3W, Riley Panizza 6B, Hayley O’Reilly 1B, Mitchell Cailes 5W, Isabel Harris PB, Audrey Isaac 03K, Ella Toomath PB, Olivia Spiteri 1B, Zach Richardson 4B, Elia Musto 1W, Molly Nolan 4B, Sophie Alen-Hall KW, Adalita Neale 03K, Kieran Lydon 3B, Charli Armstrong 5W, Clayton Nguyen KB, Maeya Green PW, Jake Henry 1W, Stefan Indelicato 2B, Talia Taddei 1B, Addison Bidwell 3B, Tess Meeres PB, Anne Devlin 6B, Mikayla Henry 6B, Nicholas Martino 6B, Travis Day PW, Sierra Chapman 5W, Charlotte Roach 5W, Liam Ness 6W
Merit Award Winners
No merit awards this week.
Science & Sustainability
- Science – we have had a lot of fun this year in the Science Room and hopefully we have learnt a lot of information as well. Throughout the year many students have brought in things to share with others and we have been able to look at them through the digital microscope. We have seen bird’s nest, wasp’s nest, snake skins, rocks, shells etc. and they have all enhanced our learning about Biological studies. Next year I would like to start a collection of things that the students can come and look at and learn from. If anyone is travelling anywhere in Western Australia and is able to bring back soil (only a small snap lock bag), rocks, shells etc. we would love to start up a collection in the Science Room.
- Chickens – many thanks to everyone who has sent through egg cartoons this year – we have lots now ready for next year. The chickens will be having a holiday break with Mrs Farcich and her family and they will be back again in Term 1.
A huge thank you to our “CHICKEN HELPERS”, the families who volunteered their time to come in on the weekends and look after the childens as well as the students who were rostered on during the school week. Thank you all for looking after our Cluck Club!
- Recycling – don’t forget to keep collecting cans/batteries/plastic lids and bring them to school in 2020.
- Seedlings – many thanks to all the families who donated their Woolworths seedlings over the last couple of months. These will be grown in the summer holidays and used for the class garden beds in Term One.
- Sunflowers – congratulations to all the classes with their sunflowers that they grew in their garden beds. What started out as 8 tiny seeds in each garden, with love, care and some worm leachate, has now turned into tall flowers. We had a competition to see which class could grow the tallest sunflower and 2 White took out that honour. Well done 2W!
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.
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.
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
Uniform Shop News
Uniform Shop Opening Hours 2020
The uniform shop is now closed for the remainder of the 2019 school year.
The shop will reopen for 2020 on the following dates and times:
Thu 30 Jan 9am – 1pm
Fri 31 Jan 2pm – 5pm
Sat 1 Feb 9am – 1pm
Thursdays during term next year, the shop will be open from 7:45am – 9:45am and 2:15pm – 3:15pm
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 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QK86DHK
If you have any questions or would like more information please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone during shop hours on 9306 6613.
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.
Year 4-6 Youth Group End of Year Celebration
Thank you to all who came to our End of Year Celebration for the 4-6 Youth Group. We celebrated with Christmas themed games and as always, a pizza dinner. Thank you Mr Kelly for your continued support of our Youth Group and the school’s contribution to the pizza dinner costs. It has been wonderful to be able to gather together throughout the year as the youth of the Parish community.
On Saturday the 14th of December at the 6pm the Parish will be celebrating a Youth Mass. It would be wonderful to see the youth of the school community there. If your child is interested in being involved in the Mass please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
We wish you all a peaceful and joy filled Christmas season.
Carmel, Ashley, Clare, Natasha and Brodie
St Luke’s Youth Ministry
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