St Luke's Catholic Primary School


17 Duffy Terrace
Woodvale WA 6026
9306 6600

St Luke's

Catholic Primary School


2019 Issue 03
Message from the Principal – Issue 3

Message from the Principal – Issue 3

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10
Create a clean heart in me, God.
Dust off the unmindful activity that constantly collects there. 
De-clutter my heart from harsh judgments and negativity.
Wash away my resistance to working through difficult relationships.
Rinse off my un-loving so the beauty of my generous and kind heart can shine forth.
Remove whatever keeps me from following in Your compassionate footsteps. Amen.

Friday is Evening on the Green
We are really looking forward to Evening on the Green this Friday from 5pm-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! Tickets can be purchased through Trybooking. The link is
I am asking all parents to be courteous to the people who live opposite the oval to not park on their verge, lawn or in front of their driveway. Please, let’s show the wider community how respectful, courteous and caring we are of our fellow neighbours. I would appreciate your assistance with this!

Play4Life Family Fun Night: Friday, 8 March 5.45pm-7pm
I wish to invite all families to attend a Family Fun Night where there will be activities run on a circuit ‘station’ basis and incorporate Dance; Earth Games; Recreational Games and Challenge Games; etc. The focus is on maximum participation in an active environment. This is a free event. All activities will be run by the organisers. I will be there and a sausage sizzle will be put on by the school for anyone who wishes to attend from 5.00pm.

Car Parking on the Grass Hill
Please make sure you do not turn left onto the grass hill from Duffy Terrace and then drive into the carpark to park your car. The grass hill is to be used once all the parking bays are filled. This should be the case for the before school drop off. I will be out there watching and observing. Thank you to those who enter the school car park in the correct manner.

Nature Play Work Update
Kindy, Pre Primary and the Adventure Playground will be completed by the beginning of next week. I have been told the Bush Grove will commence next week and be completed before the long weekend. Again, I do apologise for this taking longer than expected. It will be worth the wait.

Students in Year 4 will complete testing to identify who will be selected in the SHINE Program for this year. Students in Years 5 and 6 who were in SHINE last year will continue this year. Mrs Tanya Atherton from Sacred Heart College will be here to do the testing, complete the assessments and provide me with the results.

We wish Father Stephen a wonderful, relaxing holiday as he has gone back home to India to be with his family. Father Stephen will be returning on the 28 March. Father Peter will be looking after the Parish in Father Stephen’s absence.

Strategic Plan Workshop for Parents
I would like to invite parents wishing to read through the strategies and provide input to come along on Tuesday, 26 February at 6.30pm in the hall.

Wisdom from the Classrooms
Each morning once I have completed my morning duty I enjoy visiting classrooms. It is always a delight to see the buzz of excitement emanating from your children as they work with their teacher and classmates. It amazes me the conversations I have and the learning that takes place. I enjoy the children’s input and am delighted at the fabulous opportunities our students enjoy. 

Visitors – Sign -In
Schools have a ‘duty of care’ to students, staff, parents and visitors on the site. To fulfil our ‘duty of care’ to everyone on the school site, all visitors to the school are required to sign in at the front office. This includes parent helpers.

Although this procedure may appear a burden, it will ensure that the school can account for all individuals in the event of an emergency and it will help us increase our ability to protect any student, staff or parent on the site. The sign-in book is situated in the front office.

A reminder to all our families that Friday, 15 March will be a Pupil Free Day where staff will be engaged in professional learning at school.

From My Readings…….

Sleep is no less important than food, drink, or safety in the lives of children. Although this may seem apparent, many of us actually do not allow our children to get the critical sleep they need, to develop and function properly.

It’s certainly not something we do on purpose. As a matter of fact, we often don’t think much of it, and that is the problem. With parents working long hours, schedules packed with school, after-school activities, and other lifestyle factors, naps are missed, bedtimes are pushed back, mornings start earlier and nights may be anything but peaceful. Missing naps or going to bed a little late may not seem like a big deal, but it is. It all adds up.

A lack of sleep can affect temperament, learning, and social behaviour. There are no magical number of hours that all children in a certain age group need.

Here are some approximate numbers based on age, as recommended by the Millpond Children’s Sleep Clinic:

• 4 years – 11.5 hours                   • 5 years – 11 hours
• 6 years – 10.5 hours                   • 7 years to 10 years – 10 hours
• 11 years – 9.5 hours                   • 12 years – 9.25 hours

As I sit here ready to prepare the newsletter, I realise what a blessing your children are. I have had the pleasure to meet and share work with many of them at different times over the past three weeks, and I have to tell you, they make my time at St Luke’s super exciting and rewarding. Is there anything better, than our children being happy and doing their best at whatever task is set before them each day?

The great thing about St Luke’s students is that, they just want to be here and they love it. This is again a credit to what you have all developed over many years. Over the past three weeks, many parents have spoken about their enthusiasm and love for this place. Parents want to tell me about their children and the school and how much they value being a part of the action.

Never underestimate just how valuable it is to be positive about our school. We all have a responsibility to keep the Sisters of Mercy spirit shining. This responsibility can take some getting used to, but it also takes a fair amount of effort. This is what leads me into this quote: ‘God is the greatest trainer. When you think you cannot give anymore, he will challenge you and ask you to give him six more. God will challenge you when he knows you have the capacity within you, for God always believes in you.’

Andrew Kelly

Assistant Principal News Issue 3

Assistant Principal News Issue 3

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 3

School News Issue 3


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

Sophia Santoro 5B, Jacinta Noel PPB, Eleanor Whitby PPW, Matlida Holst PPB, Chase Coad 6W, Jett Hopkins KB, Kayla Grygorcewicz 3B, Giselle Vivarelli 2B, Ruby Anderson 5B, Paige Buckingham 5B, Aliera Ridley 1B, Mrs Ann-Maree Simmonds Staff, Mrs Kerry Peach Staff, Mrs Meaghan Horne Staff.



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 –


P&F Evening on the Green – this Friday we will be setting up a sustainability stall at the family night to sell raffle tickets for a ‘Sustainability’ raffle and a ‘Little Gardener’ raffle. We will also have seedlings to sell, as well as beeswax covers that can be used instead of cling wrap. You can also purchase mesh bags to use when buying fruit and vegetables to save wasting plastic bags. All profits go towards purchasing more seedlings for our gardens. Come and see us and chat about what other initiatives we have planned for 2019. Don’t forget if you have any cans of soft drink that you drink on the night to recycle them outside the Science Room.

Tania Farcich- Sustainability Coordinator


The Swimming Carnival is on March 7th and is fast approaching!!!                                 

The Year 4 children did really well in their trials.
Thanks to the parents who helped at State Swim and thanks to those people who have put their hand up to help at the Carnival. I will contact you next week with job allocation.
At this stage I am @7 short of the total we need to run the carnival as smoothly as possible.
Please email me if you would like an easy day helping the children have a great day, Mr Kelly will buy you an ice cream!

Running Club will commence on Friday March 8th from 7.45 and run every Friday, weather permitting for all age groups.
Rob Noseda -PE Teacher


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

St. Luke’s Netball Club uniforms
These uniforms will need to be ordered through the uniform shop.
Tomorrow Thursday 21/2 8am – 10am is the last date and time for fittings and orders.
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.

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.

Orders close at 10am on 21/2. No late orders will be accepted.

Jodi Lyra  Uniform Shop Manager  9306 6613                                                                                                                                                                   


An Annual School Fees Statement was sent home last Friday. Please contact the School Office if you have any queries regarding your statement.


Semester 1 Fees can be paid in two instalments.

1st Instalment due 15th March 2019
2nd Instalment due 24th May 2019

Semester 2 Fees (Terms 3 & 4) are issued in July as one instalment.
Instalment due 6th September 2019

Cash, cheque or EFTPOS in the School Office.
Internet Banking directly into the School’s Bank Account (EFT)
St Luke’s Catholic Primary School
BSB: 086 006 ACCOUNT: 67019 7578
(If using this facility please ensure you give details of your deposit eg SURNAME & INITIAL or CHILD’S NAME so that your deposit can be identified.
Weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments are accepted either by Direct Debit, EFT or through the School Office provided the annual fees are fully paid by the end of October. Please advise the School Office if you intend using this option.

This Scheme applies to Centrelink means tested Health Care Card (HCC) holders and Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) holders. Please contact the School Office regarding your eligibility and the processing of your discount.
Please Note
The School is sympathetic towards families with a genuine need who require financial assistance.
Parents seeking a concession to fees should make an appointment to see the Principal. Appointments should be made before the first instalment date.
All concessions need to be negotiated annually and are strictly confidential.


It looks like it will be an amazing year for the St Luke’s Choir this year! If you would still like to join this fabulous group, simply come to our next rehearsal. Our next rehearsal will be Wednesday in week 4 as I am on a course this week.

We are looking to offer instrumental tuition for these instruments at St Luke’s this year if there are reasonable numbers. Tuition will most probably be through Keyed Up Music who already offer guitar tuition. Please email an expression of interest through to the office.

If you would love to join our band playing your instrument, please come and see Mrs Longbottom.

.Mrs Longbottom-  Music Teacher


Get involved in the School Banking program.
St Luke’s CPS is excited to offer the Commonwealth Bank School Banking program to all students again in 2019!

School Banking is a fun, interactive and engaging way for young Australians to learn about money and develop good savings habits. Children who deposit money into their Youthsaver account through School Banking earn Dollarmites tokens, which they can save up and redeem for exciting rewards.
The rewards available during 2019 are:
• Scented Stackable Highlighters
• Snowy Origami Set
• Icicle Slapband Ruler
• Yeti Fluffly Notepad
• Arctic Owl Fluffy Keyring
• Scratch Art Cards
• Water Skimming Bounce Ball
• Polar Pencils & Pencil Toppers

School Banking is also a great fundraiser for our school. Our school receives a Regular Savers Contribution of $5 for every 10 deposits processed per student as well as an Annual Contribution which is based on the number of students who made at least one School Banking deposit in the prior year.
Getting involved in School Banking is easy!
All you need to get involved in the School Banking program is a Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account. You can open an account for your child in one of two ways:
1. Online – Visit and click on the link to open a Youthsaver account.
2. In branch- Visit a Commonwealth Bank branch with identification for yourself and your child, like a driver’s licence and birth certificate.
If your child has an existing Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account they can start banking straight away. They just need to bring their deposit in every week on School Banking day using their Dollarmites deposit wallet.

School Banking day is Thursday, 8:10 – 8:30am, outside the library. Each week you need to fill out the information in your deposit book and hand the deposit slip and your money to one of our volunteers. The transaction takes place then and there and you will receive a token to save towards your next prize.

If you would like to know more about School Banking, please ask for a 2019 School Banking program information pack or from the school office, or visit

Lastly, if you are interested in volunteering for this great program, please contact Hayley Tait, Amelia Gunner or Michelle Uezzell. No experience necessary of course and it can be a great way to get your kids involved in banking!


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.



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 3

Student Achievements Issue 3


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
One  Scarlett Holst   Jaxon Cifelli  Angus Pearsall  Emily Noel
Two  Taya Croxall   Marc Puca  Hayley Johnson   Olivia Pudelek
Three  Audrey Natoli   Blake Butko  Isaac Smokrovic   Heidi Gaudoin
Four  Summer Henry  Hayley Bulloch
Five  Matlida Mackie   Mia Tayler
Six  Ann Devlin   Jacob Richmond  Retha Bogosi   Chase Coad
PE  Charlotte Roach  
Science  Ayla Von Bergheim  




LEADing Learning Issue 3

LEADing Learning Issue 3


Year One Blue have been focusing on counting backwards from 30, sequencing numbers and locating numbers on a number line. We have really enjoyed learning a new game called ‘POP’, which consolidates our understanding of number sequences. We have also been learning how to take photos and record our work on Seesaw independently.

Please click on the photo gallery 


Parish News  Issue 3

Parish News Issue 3

Latest Parish Newsletter


Youth Group
The next high school youth group celebration is scheduled for this Friday, 22nd February. The next primary school youth group celebration (grades 4 – 6) is scheduled for Friday, 1st March , in the Parish Hall. There will be lots of free pizza and fun and games for everyone.
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