St Luke's Catholic Primary School


17 Duffy Terrace
Woodvale WA 6026
9306 6600

St Luke's

Catholic Primary School


2018 Issue 32
Newsletter – Issue 32

Newsletter – Issue 32

Hail Holy Queen Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy! Our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn, then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Tonight, we begin our parent/child workshops for penance.

The topics of focus for our Year 3 students are: Moral Choices, Sin, Forgiveness, Examination of Conscience, and the Ten Commandments.

In Baptism, we begin to live as followers of Jesus. We live as his disciples. As Jesus’ disciples, we want to make good choices. The Holy Spirit guides us in making good choices. He is our special helper. Some choices are easy. I might choose whether to eat an apple or a banana for lunch.
Other choices are not so easy. Sometimes I have to choose between what’s right and what’s wrong. This is called making a moral choice.

If I’m not sure a choice is a good one, this is what I do:
1. I stop before I act
2. I think about the Ten Commandments
3. I ask help from my parents, my teacher, a priest, or a deacon
4. I pray to the Holy Spirit to help me choose.
Click on the link below for more information:

5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for First Reconciliation

Congratulations to all the students who represented St Luke’s at last Friday’s Interschool Athletics Carnival. To all the children who participated, well done, we were so proud of you for the way you gave your very best and showed tremendous sportsmanship. As an onlooker, I was very proud of you all. A special thank you to Mr Noseda for training the children not only in Physical Education lessons but in his lunch breaks too. Awesome effort by everyone involved!

St Luke’s Feast Day was a fabulous celebration. Please read the special email sent by Sister Mary O’Connor who attended the Mass and morning tea:

To the staff, children and the many volunteers who assisted with all the organisation and preparation of St. Luke’s 30th Anniversary.

My sincerest congratulations on a wonderful and very special occasion that I attended last Thursday.
The liturgy, choir, liturgical dance and power points were superb. It brought back so many wonderful memories and I am proud that the school is following many of the community traditions that were started 30 years ago.
To be able to meet so many people after mass in the library and enjoy a fantastic morning tea was superb.
The tour guides were wonderful.
May you all receive many blessings for what you have done and will do in the future.

God bless
Sr Mary O’ Connor

Thank you to the Year 6 classes, staff and parents for organising and running the Mission Markets. The children had an absolute ball, playing games, getting their hair done and filling up on lots of sugar. More photos below!



On Tuesday staff spent two hours learning about loose parts play. Presented, Emma Lawrence from nature Play Solutions took staff out for some fun and we had to build something based on a theme. Here are the staff having loads of fun!

This Friday the Colour Fun Run will be in full swing. I wish everyone an enjoyable time. I am unfortunately in meetings the whole day but I will be thinking of you all.

If you know you won’t be attending St Luke’s in 2019, I would ask that you please let the Office know by this Friday, 26 October as there are many families on the wait list who would like to enrol their child/ren into our school for the 2019 school year.

Annual Community Meeting
Our School Board and P&F Annual Community Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 21 November at 6.00pm. Please put this date in your diary and try and come to the meeting. I encourage all our new and current families to come along and become directly involved in our community.

I wish you all a great term and urge all parents to keep informed with what happens in our school by reading our weekly newsletter and becoming involved in our school activities.

At St Luke’s we believe that to achieve the very best for our children, the school and the parents must work together.

“Behind the parent stood the school
Behind the school stood the home.”

Only then will our children be the shining light we all strive for.

In our Australian Catholic tradition October is designated as the Month of the Rosary. This
simple prayer dates back centuries and has been a constant in the prayer life of countless
numbers of Christians. The prayer, using the repetition of the Hail Mary and the formula
of the Four Mysteries (Glorious, Joyful, Sorrowful and Light) keeps the person praying the
Rosary focused on Jesus – His life, mission and redemptive power.

Mary, our good Mother, that throughout all time
no-one whoever had sought your help, or come to you for support, has been abandoned.
Confident in this love, I come to you, Mary, in need and in hope.
Graciously hear my prayer and increase my desire to say ‘Yes’.

The Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother, prays for us continually, and helps those we entrust to her care.

Andrew Kelly

Assistant Principal News Issue 32

Assistant Principal News Issue 32


Twitter @stlukeswoodvale
St Luke’s has a Twitter account! The purpose of this account is to publicise the wonderful things our staff and students do and share with a global audience! How can you support us? Follow and retweet our amazing posts!

2019 Booklists
Booklists have been sent home. Orders need to be placed by Friday 9th November 2018. Booklists are also available on our website on our school Information tab-

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hampers
It is that time of year again!!! We have started collecting non perishable items for our CHRISTMAS HAMPERS. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Please bring your donations in by Friday 16th November.



Jackie Hunt and Justin Kirry
Assistant Principals

Student Achievements Issue 32

Student Achievements Issue 32

Merit Award Winners

Congratulations to the following students who have been chosen by their teachers to receive merit awards, to be presented at this Friday’s Assembly.

                      Year                              Blue                                     White
                  Pre Primary  Scarlett Holst  Stella Martino Harry Spencer  Hayley Mortlock  Tyrus Nguyen  Andre Kallis
                       One  Hayden King  Lily Cailes  Georgia Lo Faro  Jade Zacharko
                       Two  Eva Mlinar  Samuel Roach  Isaac Smokrovic  Harry Gunner
                       Three  –  Hayley  Bulloch  Daniel Mratovich  Liam Joyce
                       Four Alyssa Zimmerman  Zac D”Olympio  Charlotte Roach
                       Five  Charlie Cooper  Keeley Bartlett  Levi Cadd  Beatrice Yu
                       Six  Faith Castiglia  Finn Donnelly  Lane Murphy  Gabriella Leeks
                    HASS  Julian Pugliese  Eva Suggun


Congratulations to Paige Bartlett (3W) who received overall Gold in the National Level 3 division at Junior State Gymnastics Championships. With her West Coast Gymnastics team receiving  Bronze for their efforts

Congratulations to Tori Pudelek (3B) received overall bronze in the same competition.

Congratulations also to Sophia Santoro (4B) who was in the Level 4 division and won Gold on bars, Silver on vault, bronze on floor and overall Silver in this division.

Congratulations to Scarlett Buktenica (1B) who won overall Silver in her division and whose team achieved Bronze


School News Issue 32

School News Issue 32


Just a reminder that our Colour Run has been rescheduled from St Luke’s Day to this Friday 26th October at 1.45pm.                          Children are allowed to wear their Colour Run T-shirt for the whole day with their sports shorts and can bring in an old pair of shorts to wear for the run. They will be returned to their class at 2.40pm to be released from their classroom.


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

Angus Pearsall PPW, Lachlan Supanz 6B, Jade Zacharko 1W, Benjamin Carrigy 6B, Mrs Farcich 3B.


A reminder that booklist orders for 2019 need to be ordered through Campion before Friday 9th November. The lists are available on our website under the Information tab- Booklists 2019 or click on this link


Aluminium Recycling – At the assembly last week Beppie, from Wheelchairs for Kids, brought along a wheelchair to show our students how their aluminium recycling is collected, sold and then more aluminium is purchased to create wheelchairs. It was amazing to think that over 40,000 wheelchairs have been made in the last 20 years. Please continue to bring in aluminium cans and ring pulls to the recycling bin outside the office.

Battery Recycling – collection bin is outside the office.

Waste Free Recess/Lunch – every Monday


Interschool Athletics
Congratulations to all the students who performed so well at last Friday’s Interschool Athletics Carnival. There were so many great performances and the Carnival was a great experience for all involved. We have so many talented children at this school.
Thanks to Mr Kelly and Mrs Main for all their help on the day and to the parents who helped get children to their events on time.


In Term 4 I will be running an After School Tennis Group for interested students from Year 4 to 6. This is funded by the Sporting Schools Grants through the Australian Government, as such there is no cost to parents.  The sessions will be cancelled if the weather is poor.

Rob Noseda Phys Ed Teacher


Yes everyone it is that time of year again where you have the opportunity to buy a colourful bandanna to
support children and their families affected by cancer.
Canteen is an amazing organisation and they use the funds raised to support young people living with cancer.
There are some exciting new designs for you to choose from and the Year Five’s will be selling these in
Undercover Area and Pre-primary Area before school each day in Week 3. Parents can also purchase
bandannas from the School Office.
Bandannas are $5 each and it would be a great help if correct money was bought in. Students can be
creative in how they wear their bandannas to school on Friday 26th.
Thank you again on behalf of Canteen for your ongoing support

Di Frapple and Cathy Ham

SAMARITAN’S PURSE – Operation Christmas Child – Shoebox Appeal

Thank you to the whole school community for your phenomenal support of Operation Christmas Child. We have sold approximately 175 shoe boxes. All shoe boxes must be returned to school by tomorrow (Thurs 25th Oct) Thank you.

Trish Main and Jo Fieldhouse


Year 2 have been extremely lucky to receive a generous donation from the P&F of $3,296. We have put it to good use in purchasing a variety of open ended play-based resources. These resources assist us in meeting some of the outcomes in our Quality Improvement Plan for the National Quality Standards. As can be seen in the photos, the students just love them and as we integrate the use of them throughout our curriculum, they are just so engaged. We want to say a big thank you to the P&F for all of their hard work and time that allow for these wonderful contributions.
Year 2 Staff


Religious Education Issue 32

Religious Education Issue 32

Reconciliation Dates – Term 4

Parent Workshop Wednesday  24th October 5pm and
This will be held in the Dance Hall.

Sacrament of Reconciliation Wednesday 7th November 6pm

LEADing Learning Issue 32

LEADing Learning Issue 32


The SHINE program has provided opportunities for students to shine as they work in a small group with like-minded peers while displaying their gifts and talents. They have worked on activities that are differentiated, more in-depth and open ended while incorporating their interests. In recent weeks the students have embarked on research about NED KELLY which was inspired by the Sidney Nolan Art Exhibition at the Western Australian Art Gallery. From this research the SHINE group have ….
• Visited the Art Gallery and viewed this exhibition plus more works on display
• Attempted their own artistic interpretation of this Australian historical figure.
• Discussed the argument whether Ned Kelly, and other prominent figures of our past, have been famous, infamous, rebels, radicals or trail blazers …..using the philosophical “question quadrant”.
While visiting the CBD of Perth the student were asked to consider the BIG QUESTION on how to make the city centre more attractive to families and more child friendly. With this information the students were challenged to write a letter to the city planning team to express their thoughts and ideas. We are hopeful for a response to our letters and perhaps some changes to our city centre in the future.


Yr 4B are learning the rules of tessellation by constructing patterns with coloured tiles and shapes

Parish News  Issue 32

Parish News Issue 32

Latest Parish Newsletter


St Luke’s Feast Day Mass
Thank you to everyone who attended last Sunday’s Feast Day mass.

The choir will continue to meet each Wednesday afternoon, at 2.15pm, after hymn singing, in the music room with Mrs Longbottom. All Year 3-6 students are welcome to attend.
Mrs Longbottom –

Youth Group
The next Grades 4 – 6 celebration has been rescheduled to Friday, 9th November, in the Parish Hall.
Contact –

If you have any queries about the Parish News, please contact Trish Main:


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