St Luke's Catholic Primary School
Catholic Primary School
Give your blessing to these your people.
Grant them wisdom and knowledge to fulfil their vocation.
Give them the heart and mind of Christ, so that they might show understanding and care towards those they are called to serve in their school communities.
Grant them –
Enthusiasm – that they may develop a hunger for the learning adventure.
Compassion – that they may seek truth and justice for all, especially the most vulnerable.
Wonder and Awe – that they may capture the joy in the mystery of the created universe.
Tolerance – that they may embrace the diversity of the earth and all its people.
Unconditional Love – that they may walk with others in a spirit of reconciliation and forgiveness.
We have an onsite Speech Pathologist Jessica Morrison working two days per week St Luke’s School. Jessica will be here on Tuesdays and Fridays. If you use Jessica’s services, you will be able to claim all the available rebates, which will reduce the cost significantly. Please enquire at the Office.
Thank everyone involved in making Evening on the Green such a wonderful success. Our P&F led by Mrs Katherine Mullins (President) was instrumental in organising Murphy’s Lore and the food van. I hope everyone enjoyed the evening.
Thank you to those parents who made it to the Strategic Plan Workshop last night. It was wonderful to be part of high end conversations regarding the direction of St Luke’s for the next three years. Many insightful comments and suggestions were offered and will be taken back to the planning groups for further consideration.
This Thursday at 10.20am we will be having the McSweeney Liturgy to acknowledge Father McSweeney’s work and contributions to our school and Parish. Thank you to Mrs Pollard and the Student Council for organising McSweeney Day.
A reminder that Monday is the Labour Day public holiday, so have a great LONG weekend with family and friends.
Shrove Tuesday: Shrove Tuesday occurs the first Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. It officially ends the season of Epiphany and is the vigil for the beginning of Lent. It’s a day of penitence, to clean the soul and a day of celebration as the last chance to feast before Lent begins. We will be making pancakes this Tuesday morning so if you can spare a few hours either making the batter, cooking them and working with the Year Six students to hand them out to each class, it would be very much appreciated. If any parent has a Thermo Mix, could they please bring it along, all ingredients will be supplied. Please email the P&F if you are able to help out from 9.00am this Tuesday in the canteen.
Ash Wednesday Mass will be at 9am next Wednesday. Please come along and join us for this very important Mass as we begin the season of Lent.
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 using the correct entry points.
Nature Play Work Update
Kindy, Pre Primary and the Adventure Playground is now completed. The Bush Grove works will commence next week and be completed by Friday. Thank you to the P&F for making this possible for our children.
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.
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.
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!
St Luke’s Connected App
This year St Luke’s has migrated from ‘Skoolbag’ to ‘Connected’. Both apps offer similar features such as absentee forms and school calendar integration. However, the Connected app includes our weekly newsletter, all in one simple to use app.
We encourage you to delete the Skoolbag app, as we will not be using this service.
St Luke’s Website
Over the next coming weeks, St Luke’s school website will be having a ‘digital face lift’ and we look forward to promoting our wonderful school in an updated digital forum.
Assistant Principal Term 1
Congratulations to the following students and staff who are celebrating their birthdays during this week.
Caitin Eagles 2W, Mia Brown 5W, Chloe Tomkinson 3B, Isla Gaudoin 6B, Mia Garrett PPW, Grace Main 6W, Mrs Cathy Ham Staff
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
• P&F Evening on the Green – we raised over $150 selling reusable mesh bags, beeswax wraps, two raffles and potted herbs last Friday night. Thanks to everyone who came along and supported us. The money raised will be used to create our new rainbow garden. Thank you also to everyone who recycled their cans on the night. A big thanks to Angelo in Kindy for his huge effort in collecting cans.
• Small Plastic Pots – if anyone has small plastic pots that you no longer need we would love to have them to pot up some more plants. Please bring them/leave them outside the Science Room (next to Kindy).
Tania Farcich- Sustainability Coordinator
PHYSICAL EDUCATION NEWS
The Swimming Carnival on March 7th is fast approaching and the students tell me they are training hard. Programs and race lists will go out next week with the newsletter. The carnival will run from 10am until approx 2pm. 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 on March 7th. I will contact you this week with job allocation.
At this stage I am @3 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! Robert.Noseda@cewa.edu.au
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
CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY
Clean Up Australia inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment.
This Friday 1st March, our Student Councilors, along with the Year 4 and 6 students will be taking part in the Clean Up Australia Day initiative. Our school has been registered and we look forward to receiving our clean up kit to help us on the day. We will be cleaning up our school, oval and surrounding streets to ‘make a difference’ to our local community and further develop and support St. Luke’s sustainability program.
2019 STUDENT RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS AND OTHER INFORMATION COLLECTION NOTICE
The Australian Government Department of Education and Training has requested that our school provide a statement of addresses, in accordance with the Australian Education Regulation 2013 (Cth) (Regulation).
A statement of addresses contains the following information about each student at the school:
Student residential address (not student names)
Student level of education (i.e. whether the student is a primary or secondary student)
Student boarding school status (i.e. whether the student is boarding or a day student)
Names and residential addresses of students’ parent(s) and/or guardian(s)
Schools generate a record number for each student for the purposes of this collection, which is also provided to the department. This collection is routinely used to inform Commonwealth school education policy, and to help ensure that Commonwealth funding arrangements for non-government schools are based on need, and are fair and transparent. For further information please click on this link for_parents_-_2019_collection_notice
TUITION FEE SCHEDULE 2019
An Annual School Fees Statement have been sent home. Please contact the School Office if you have any queries regarding your statement.
PLEASE NOTE: ANY PAYMENT OF FEES MADE AFTER 31ST JANUARY 2019 HAVE NOT YET BEEN POSTED TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
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
PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR FEES
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.
HEALTH CARE CARD TUITION FEE DISCOUNT SCHEME
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.
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.
SOCIAL WORKER NEWS
‘How much time should my child be allowed in front of a screen?’ ‘What about my five-year-old?’ ‘How long should I let my 13-year-old play Fortnite?’ As a digital wellness and online safety expert, these are some of the questions I am most frequently asked. Please click here for more information https://www.parentingideas.com.au/schools/insight/there-are-better-questions-than-how-much-screen-time/
Ann Peart- Social Worker
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.
VIOLIN and CELLO TUITION
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.
Rebecca Longbottom- Music Teacher
PIE DAYS 2019 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
From the week beginning Monday 6th May (second week of Term 2) we will once again be offering the children from years 1-6 lunch and muffins on a Wednesday. The children enjoy the chance of a different lunch once a week and most parents enjoy not having to make lunch or recess at least for one day. To make pie days happen we need volunteers for the following tasks:
• On Monday mornings before the school bell to distribute pie bags to classrooms (weekly or fortnightly) takes approx fifteen minutes.
• On Tuesday mornings after the morning bell to collect orders, count money and order pies (usually fortnightly or monthly) takes approx one hour.
• On Wednesday mornings to sort and deliver muffins (fortnightly, monthly or once a term) from 8.20am until 9.15am
• On Wednesday before the lunchtime bell to distribute pies to classrooms. (fortnightly, monthly or once a term) from 12.30pm till 1.30pm.
Newcomers are all welcome as no experience is needed! If you can help with any of the above please email email@example.com letting us know what days/times suit you, and how often you are able to help. Also if you have any specific dates that you can / cannot be available for please note these down and the roster will be organised around these dates. Rosters will be emailed out by the last week of this term.
PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NEED TO LET US KNOW IF YOU CAN COMMIT FOR ONE OR BOTH TERMS UP FRONT, AS THE ROSTER IS SENT OUT COMPLETE FOR TERM 2 AND 3.
Vicki, Marianne and Lilie
SCHOLARSHIPS AT MATER DEI COLLEGE
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: https://www.mdc.wa.edu.au/enrolment/scholarships
Or contact our Enrolments Officer on; 9405 4777 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TRINITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
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.
|One||Ayla Von Bergheim Cody Back||Grace Capolingua Jake Henry|
|Two||Isla Cartner Noah Chau||Leo Drozdz Penelope Miller|
|Three||Mitchell Uezzell Eve Kallis||Noah Hastie Luke Richmond|
|Four||Hamish Pearsall Mercedes Pearce||Daniel Bird Zofie Ness|
|Five||Lyla Bowers Asha Murphy||Rebecca Millad|
|Six||Julian Pugliese Harvey Sharpe||Emma Bradshaw Charlie Cooper|
Congratulations Zach Richardson
Zach has been selected to represent the Wanneroo Joondalup Teeball Club at the State Championships at Langley Park on the long weekend in March (March 2-4).
Zach and the team have been training extremely hard since November, and played many warm up and practice matches on Sundays to refine their skills and team work, with the ultimate goal of bringing the State Championship Trophy back to the Wanneroo Joondalup Teeball Club.
We congratulate Zach for his fantastic achievements so far and wish him and the team all the very best for the Carnival ahead.
The next primary school youth group celebration is scheduled for this Friday, 1st March in the Parish Hall. There will be lots of free pizza and fun and games for everyone. A handout, including a QR code has been distributed to all interested children.
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If you have any queries regarding the Parish News, please contact Trish Main: firstname.lastname@example.org
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