St Luke's Catholic Primary School
Catholic Primary School
God, Father of us all,
we are beginning a new year together in our school.
Help us to learn new things this year and to make new friends.
May we open our minds to learn more about you.
May we open our hearts to the need of others.
May we have a welcoming word for those who are new or who need a friend.
Help us to learn new ways to serve you in love. Amen
Welcome to St Luke’s School for the 2019 school year! I hope that you have all enjoyed the joy and sharing of Christmas and New Year and holiday celebrations, as well as the opportunity for more family time together, and are feeling re-energised and refreshed, ready for the year ahead of us.
We are very happy to welcome to our school team Miss Louisa Byass – Year One White, Mrs Meagen Horne – Year Two Blue, Mr Justin Miller – Year Three Blue, Mr Justin Kirry – Year Five White, Mr Steven Spencer – Year Six White and from Term Two our Assistant Principal, Mrs Maura Killalea who is currently on long service leave. All our new staff come to St Luke’s with a wealth of teaching experience, enthusiasm and special talents. We are very blessed to have them on our team and I’m sure you’ll enjoy getting to know them all!
I extend also a very special welcome to the children and families who are new to our St Luke’s community. I know you will be made to feel very welcome and part of a vibrant and flourishing school community where we are all here for the children. Our Four Year Old Kindy children have been settling in with some big yawns after lunch today since starting Monday. We welcome all our Kindy parents to our beautiful school. We also welcome from tomorrow our Three Year Old Pre-Kindy children and their parents to St Luke’s.
We pray that your journey at St Luke’s is full of faith, hope and love. It is important at the beginning of each school year to focus on our Catholic school. Catholic schools have the spiritual dimensions of Christ as the teaching centre and model for all we do. The aim of our Catholic school is to support all our people to integrate faith and life and to grow into the people Jesus intended us to be.
As we begin a new year of prayer and learning, I invite you to take some time to reflect on our school and why you have chosen to be here to share your journey with us all. I pray for God’s Blessing on all of our children, our staff and our community.
The Parent Information Meetings for students in years K-6 will take place this Monday, 11 February starting at 6.30pm. I will start with a short address for all families at 6.30pm in the hall for 15min and then all classes will have parent teacher meetings from 6.45pm-7.20pm. Teachers will repeat their meetings starting at 7.25pm and finishing at 8.00pm. These sessions really help to support an informed community and also support our students, your children, in their learning during the year. If you are unable to attend, please organise a time to meet with your child’s teacher to learn of the procedures and expectations for this year.
Over the holidays new carpet was installed in the Telethon Speech and Hearing Outpost, an air conditioner was installed in the Learning Support room, garden beds were setup around the school and nature play equipment is continuing to be installed in the Adventure Playground, Kindy, Pre Primary and the Bush Grove. This will be completed by 25 February. Thank you again to the P&F for allocating money for the air conditioner and playgrounds. I wish to thank Kevin Stewart from Allied Air for donating the cost of the air conditioner. This was a wonderful gesture on Kevin’s behalf!
Thank you to Mrs Main and Mr Spencer for organising our first Whole School Mass this morning. The Year Six children read reverently and everyone sang the hymns well. It was a beautiful Mass and a great way to share in the Eucharist for the start of the year. The Student Leader badges were blessed by our new Parish Priest Father Stephen and he also commissioned new and current staff, as we start a new school year together.
This Friday at assembly we will present our Student Leaders with their badges. There will be NO merit awards at this assembly.
Thought for the Week
The world is a great mirror.
It reflects back to you what you are.
If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful to you.
The world is what you are.
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL NEWS 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!
Assistant Principal Term 1
Congratulations to the following students and staff who are celebrating their birthdays during January and this week.
Isla Tribble 3B, Jacob Amendola KB, Liam Rego 2B, Matthew Cartner 4W, Asha Murphy 5B, Tana Stewart 6W, Christopher Manzone 1B, James Mratovich 1B, Retha Bogosi 6W, Taisen Carlino 6W, Indiana Chircop KB, Emma Baran KW, Harley Saunders 5W, Tara Meeres 6W, Thea Quayle 3K, Joshua Cartner KW, Indi Pavlovic KW, Jonah Bridges 3W, James Spencer 3W, Henley Quayle PPW, Katelyn Danze KB, Jett Herbert 2W, Quinn Johnson KW, Zack Hanney 3W, Christine Mwangi 3K, Cody Back 1B, David McNamee 2B, Orley Green 3W, Max Hazell 4W, Bronte Lewis 5B, Lauren Weeks 5W, Maddison Capolingua KB, Charlie Frapple 2B, Matilda Mackie 5B, Alexia Miranda PPW, Orlando Antonello 6B, Chloe Zacharko 6W, Sierra Bell, Delano Dias 5W, Daniel Bird 4W, May Fisher 4B, Natalia Manzone 5W, Edward Kowalski KB, Keeley Bartlett 6W, Florence Roach 3W, Isla Cotchin PPB, Andrei Rebullar 5B, Liam Jaen-Burgos KB, Andrea Lupica PPB, Jackson Field 4B, Erika Murphy 6W, Mr Stephen Spencer, Mrs Jill Pollard, Mrs Della Vedova, Mr Justin Kirry- Staff.
A reminder that our school office hours are Mon- Fri 8.00am- 3.30pm
NEW ABSENTEE APP FOR 2019
Parents please note that we will be using a new Absentee App for 2019, which is run by our website company, Chameleon Logic.
The App is called CONNECTED- your family will receive a note to explain how to connect to this app- a password will be sent to you via a text message (for security reasons).
You can also click on this link for the instructions –http://www.stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au/pdf/newsletters/attachments/newsletter_190206_04.pdf
SCHOOL AFTERNOON PICK UP PLAN
St Luke’s has an afternoon drive through pick up. Please click on the link to refresh your memories and as a notification to our new families of how this system works- http://www.stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au/pdf/newsletters/attachments/newsletter_190206_02.pdf
Please be vigilant with parking around the school, and take note of parking signs on verges etc, as the City of Joondalup have strict parking rules and you will be issued with fines if you have not adhered to these.
NUT AWARE SCHOOL
St Luke’s continues to be a Nut Aware School.
There are students in the school with nut allergies and documented severe reactions. Please assist their safety by excluding nuts and nut products from student lunch boxes at all times.
• WasteWise Grant – At the end of last year we applied for a $2200 grant from the Waste Wise Authority to reduce waste in our school and we were successful in our application. Courtesy of the grant we were able to purchase 8 garden beds, 7cubic metres of soil, class sets of gardening gloves, 4 composters, compost turners, class sets of trowels and watering cans. This has meant that there has been a lot of gardening happening around the school this week. A special thank you to Mr Michael & Mrs Jill Pollard, Mrs Alison Spencer, Mrs Joanne Fieldhouse and Mr Aaron Main for all their hard work they put in over the holidays to get these ready for our children.This project was funded by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account. More information can be found at: http://www.wasteauthority.wa.gov.au/
• Organic Waste – We are now able to compost the 2,200kg of organic waste we produce each year and use this on our gardens. Starting from next week, the regular blue bins will be removed from the eating areas and replaced by a green organic waste bin. We collected 66,000 pieces of plastic last year. To reduce what is going into landfill from our bins, the students will now be asked to place any plastic back into their lunchboxes to take home. Here is a great clip on composting for kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRXNo7Ieky8
• Recycling – We collected 12kg of batteries in Term 4. The recycling bins (batteries and aluminium cans/ring pulls) have now moved to outside the Science Room (next to Kindy). Please keep the donations coming.
UNIFORM SHOP NEWS
Uniform Shop hours for 2019
A reminder that our shop hours are Thursdays 8-10am & 2:30-3:30pm
Netball uniform orders
St. Luke’s students who would like to play netball for the school club will need to purchase their uniforms through the uniform shop. The shop will sell both new uniforms and a limited supply of second hand uniforms.
Fittings for netball uniforms will be held at the shop on Thursday 14/2 during morning and afternoon openings and 21/2 during the morning opening time only. Final orders for netball uniforms will be placed with the supplier on the 21/2 and no changes to the order will be possible once it is placed.
Order forms will be available at the office or on the uniform shop’s Facebook page by the end of this week. Dresses will sell for $65.00 each and there will be the option of a boys tank top and short set however the price for this is yet to be confirmed.
Please contact me at the uniform shop on Thursday if you have any questions or need further information
Uniform Shop Manager St. Luke’s CPS
Welcome back to school for 2019.
Just a reminder that students are to have a library bag for borrowing books from our library at St Luke’s. We have a “No Bag – No Book – No Borrowing” rule. If a child forgets their bag or book or both they can always choose a book but it will be kept aside until the previously borrowed book is returned. Red library bags are available from the uniform shop.
Borrowing days – Thursday 1W, 6B, 6W, PPW, PPB, 3W, 3B
Friday 1B, 5W, 2W, 2B, 4W, 4B, 5B
LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS – We are requiring some assistance in the library on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8.15am – 8.45am and 2.45pm -3.15pm. The position involves scanning books and reshelving of books. If anyone is interested in volunteering please leave your name at the front office. All help will be greatly appreciated.
TUITION FEE SCHEDULE 2019
The St Luke’s Catholic Primary School Board in consultation with the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia has set tuition fees and other charges for 2019.
Charges are reviewed annually and parents informed of any changes that occur. Semester 1 statement will be later this month.
PRE-PRIMARY TO YEAR SIX – ANNUAL FEES 2019
Tuition 1st Child $1887.00
2nd Child (discounted by 20%) 1510.00
3rd Child (discounted by 40%) 1132.00
4th Child (No charge)
Amenities Pre- Primary to Year 3 161.00
Year 4 to Year 6 195.00
Excursion Pre-primary to Year 6 170.00
Sacramental Year 6 Confirmation 20.00
Sacramental Year 4 Eucharist 15.00
Sacramental Year 3 Reconciliation 15.00
Graduation Year 6 35.00
Camp Year 6 330.00
Building Levy per family 377.00
ICT Levy per family 124.00
P & F Levy 1st Child 30.00
P & F Levy 2nd Child 25.00
P & F Levy 3rd Child 10.00
P & F Levy 4th Child (no charge)
KINDERGARTEN – ANNUAL FEES 2019
Tuition 1st Child 1132.00
2nd Child (discounted 20%) 906.00
3rd Child (discounted 40%) 679.00
4th Child (No charge)
Amenities and Book List 135.00
Building Levy Per family 226.00
P & F Levy (At the third child rate) 10.00
SOCIAL WORK SERVICE 2019
A very warm welcome to all the new families that have joined our St Luke’s school community this year, and a friendly shout out to our existing St Luke’s families.
St Luke’s continues to provide a social work service in our school. My name is Mrs Ann Peart, I have over thirty years experience working as a social worker and more than 13 years working in primary schools. I am also a mother. If your child experiences social or emotional issues that impact on their learning I am here to assist with helping them overcome these challenges. I can also provide support for parents when parenting becomes a bit tricky.
I am available at St Luke’s on Thursday and Fridays. Referrals can be made through your child’s classroom teacher or you can contact me directly via email firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope 2019 is a fabulous year for your family.
School Social Worker
ST LUKE’S NETBALL CLUB
Is your child interested in playing netball with St Luke’s for the 2019 season please click on this link-
We welcome back our existing members and welcome any new players.
PIANO AND FLUTE TUITION 2019
Private instrumental tuition is available at St Luke’s, with Kim Williams (AMEB Prac & Theory, Suzuki,WWC) a teacher with 20 years experience!! . Please contact Kim if you would like to enrol your child/ren for flute or piano lessons in 2019.-0408946793
Through music, we nurture, inspire & ignite your child’s development in all aspects of education.
GUITAR LESSONS 2019
Next Year Keyed Up Music will be teaching Guitar Lessons after school. Lessons start from $17.55 for a group lesson. If you are interested please ring Therese on 1300 366 243 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form
IONA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Year 7, 2020 Academic & General Excellence
Year 10, 2020 General Excellence
2020 Music Scholarships
For further information please go to
Applications close Sunday 24 February 2019
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