St Luke's Catholic Primary School


17 Duffy Terrace
Woodvale WA 6026
9306 6600

St Luke's

Catholic Primary School


2019 Issue 02
Message from the Principal – Issue 2

Message from the Principal – Issue 2

A Valentine Prayer
I said a Valentine prayer for you
and asked the Lord above
to fill your heart and bless your soul
With the precious gift of love.

I asked Him for sincere love
The kind that’s meant to stay
Just like the generous love
You give to those you touch each day.

I prayed for love from family
And from every cherished friend
Then I asked the Lord to give you
His love that knows no end.


Although not on the universal Church calendar, St Valentine is celebrated throughout the world as the patron of romance and married love. He was a Roman priest who was executed for marrying couples against the orders of the Emperor Claudius II. While in prison he healed the sight of his jailer’s young daughter, and on the eve of his execution, reportedly penned her a note signing it, from your Valentine.

A woman ordered a plate of oysters in a seafood restaurant. She told the waiter, “I’d like them not too large, not too small, not too salty, not too fat and they must be icy cold.” After a brief pause, she added. “And I want them quickly.”
“Yes ma’am,” replied the waiter, “and would you like them with or without pearls?”
It’s so easy to focus on our own needs and wants and ignore those of others – especially in a society where materialism and instant gratification seem to be the norm rather than the exception. “What’s in it for me?” “If it feels good, do it.” “I don’t want to get involved.” These common phrases of our time reveal the same sickness of the soul – self-centeredness.
But Jesus lived and taught another way. He said, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” (Mark 9:35)
Let’s look through the eyes of Christ today. Who needs your love and care?

Our deepest condolences and heart-felt sympathy to Nicole McDonough whose father passed away and was grandfather to Leah (Year 6). Please keep Nicole and her family in your thoughts and prayers at this very sad and difficult time.


Thank you to Teresa  Mortlock (Hayley’s mum Year 1) for working incredibly hard to make the Pre Primary White outdoor area come alive for the children. Teresa worked incredibly hard along with Miss Katherine McIntyre and Mrs Jayne Billi during the school holidays. Changes to Pre Primary Blue will hopefully be made during the April holidays. More information about this will be mentioned soon.

Thank you to all parents who attended the Parent Information evening on Monday night. I mentioned the Strategic Plan 2019-2021 and I would like to invite any parents wishing to read through the strategies and provide input to come along on Tuesday, 26 February at 6.30pm in the hall. Thank you to all staff for being so well prepared and organised, providing valuable information about the 2019 academic year. I do hope parents found the meetings informative.

We are really looking forward to Evening on the Green Friday, 22 February from 5-8pm. The P&F has worked very hard to make this wonderful community gathering an enjoyable event for everyone involved in our school. I look forward to seeing everyone there! I am really looking forward to hearing Murphy’s Lore!



Congratulations to all our Student Leaders who received badges last Friday at assembly. I know you will all do great things for our school, helping make it an awesome place to learn, grow and improve. Thank you to Mrs Main and Mr Spencer for organising the presentations.




Nature Playgrounds are still being worked on with the Bush Grove starting in the coming week. All playground work will be completed by Monday, 25 February. I do thank you for your patience; it will be worth the wait when everything is completed.

Andrew Kelly

Assistant Principal News Issue 2

Assistant Principal News Issue 2

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!

Justin Kirry
Assistant Principal Term 1

School News Issue 2

School News Issue 2


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

Anthony Vrebac 5B, Isabelle Drozdz  4W, Nadija Stojkovski 4B, Logan Coutts PPB, Armani Latouche 2B, Summer Henry 4B, Starr Vinciguerra 5W, Joshua Detata 6B, Cody Simmonds 1B, Thomas Harris 3B, Victoria Pudelek 4W, Ruby Manov 6W, Mrs McIntyre PPW and Mrs Papiccio Italian.



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 –


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.


Golden Lunchbox – each week a class will be selected at the whole school Friday assembly to take up the challenge and to try and have a waste free lunchbox in the week following. Waste free lunches contain only items that are eaten, composted or recycled. They don’t contain wrappers or packaging that will be thrown into the rubbish bin. Waste free lunches are often packed in reusable containers.

• Worm Fridge – courtesy of the Mindarie Regional Council we now have a worm fridge that is located outside Kindy (south side). All of the Year 2-6 classes had the opportunity to learn more about the worms and see how they feel. 3B will be in charge of looking after the worms this term and 1B will be collecting shredded paper from the office for them.
• Organic Waste – the students have done a fabulous job of placing their organic waste in the green bin and returning their plastic waste into their lunch boxes this week. 5B have been doing a fantastic job of placing the food scraps into the compost bins.



Is your child interested in playing netball with St Luke’s for the 2019 season please drop by the office to collect a registration form or email all forms need to be by this Friday 15th February.

We welcome back our existing members and welcome any new players.


Uniform Shop hours for 2019

A reminder that our shop hours are Thursdays  8-10am & 2:30-3:30pm

Sport sock stock

Stock of sports socks is due to be delivered to the uniform shop on the 21/2. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by the delay in the arrival of this stock.

Netball uniform orders

St. Luke’s Netball Club uniforms
These uniforms will need to be ordered through the uniform shop.
Fittings will be held in the uniform shop on the following dates-
Thursday 14/2 8am – 10am & 2:30 – 3:30pm
Thursday 21/2 8am – 10am
We recommend students be fitted for netball uniforms and ask families to choose sizes carefully as netball uniforms will be specially ordered and cannot be exchanged for a different size once the order is placed. Uniforms options are available for both boys and girls.
If your child is still unsure about playing netball for the 2019 season, please bring them to the fittings and speak to Jodi about a uniform.
Orders close at 10am on 21/2. No late orders will be accepted.
New netball uniform order forms are available at the office
Limited stock of second-hand netball dresses are available to purchase (cash only) at the shop.
If you have a second-hand netball dress to sell please bring it in to the uniform shop or office as soon as possible and include a note with your name, email address and phone number

Jodi Lyra  Uniform Shop Manager  9306 6613                                                                                                                                                                   


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 posted out soon.



Expressions of interest are sought for violin and cello instrumental tuition. Please email your interest through to the office with your preference for group or individual lessons. It is hoped that these students will join the St Luke’s Ensemble.

CHOIR (Year 3-6)- special invitation to Year 3 students
Choir will commence rehearsals on Wednesday afternoons during school hours. A special invitation is extended to all Year 3 students following their wonderful choral performances last year. Performance opportunities include the One Big Voice Festival, Carols for the Aged as well as school based performances.

Rehearsals will commence in week 3 on Tuesdays after lunch.

Mrs Longbottom Music Teacher


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.



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


Is your child in Year 6? Then now is the time to apply for a 2020 scholarship at Mater Dei College. The Scholarships are designed to nurture the child’s area of talent and are offered in the following areas:
• Year 7 Academic scholarship
• Hawks AFL Academy scholarship
• Music scholarship.
Applications close on 9th April 2019.
To find out more information regarding a scholarship and download an application form, please visit our website:
Or contact our Enrolments Officer on; 9405 4777 or


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



Student Achievements Issue 2

Student Achievements Issue 2


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

One Mia Sheppard   Scarlett Von Bergheim Harry Whitby   Amelie Laws
Two  Coen McCombe Haney   Liam Rego  Jett Herbert   Emilio Dias
Three Milana Cattaruzza   Oliver Santoro Mason Magistro   Florence Roach
Four May Fisher   Leon Martino Marcus Trimboli   Mia Thomas
Five Samuel Pudsey   Bronte Lewis Libby Proud
       Six  Sienna Merton   Riley Panizza  Ben Church   Ameley Miller
       Science  Ruby Anderson   Finn Barrett  Lyla Bowers   Anthony Vrebac
       Visual Art  Fabian Latouche   Julian Pugliese



Riley PANIZZA (6 Blue) was invited to play in an U14’s basketball team at the Eltham Dandenong Junior Basketball Tournament held in Melbourne in January 2019. This is Australia’s largest junior basketball tournament whereby he travelled with his team together with 70 other athletes from his Academy to Melbourne in the school holidays.

Riley has also been selected to play WABL U14/3 with the Perth Redbacks for the up and coming 2019 season, this being his third year playing in the West Australian Basketball League.



Congratulations to Joshua Detata (Year 6) who participated in the State Baseball Championships late last year. His team ended up blitzing the competition winning every game. This was a huge achievement for Joshua because it was his first year of baseball and he put a lot of effort into training and playing. Well done Joshua!

LEADing Learning Issue 2

LEADing Learning Issue 2


We have had a very busy start to the year in Year One White. The students are settling into their new classroom routines nicely. We have been discussing the Rainbow Values, and have written our own classroom agreement. In science, we enjoyed planting some corn, in our class garden and can’t wait for it to start growing!

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