St Luke's Catholic Primary School

Woodvale

17 Duffy Terrace
Woodvale WA 6026
9306 6600
admin@stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au

St Luke's

Catholic Primary School

Woodvale

2019 Issue 06
Message from the Principal – Issue 6

Message from the Principal – Issue 6

An Old Irish Blessing
May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow and may the soft winds freshen your spirit. May the sunshine brighten your heart and may the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you. And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.
Amen.

On Sunday, 17 March, we celebrate St Patrick’s Feast Day! As Catholics in Western Australia we celebrate the spirit of Irish Catholicism because the Church in Western Australia was founded by priests, brothers and nuns who came from Ireland to our shores over 170 years ago. They worked hard to establish parishes and schools, with the strong spirit of St Patrick who brought Christianity to their own country some 1600 years earlier. His spirit is one that captures more than just Christianity. It has become the spirit of Ireland itself and because of the relationship which exists between our two nations, it is Australia’s celebration as well.

BULLYING NO WAY – NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST BULLYING AND VIOLENCE
This Friday, 15 March 2019, is The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA). The theme this year is Bullying. No Way! Take action every day. The national definition of bullying for Australian schools says: Bullying is an ongoing misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that causes physical and/or psychological harm. It can involve an individual or a group misusing their power over one or more persons. Bullying can happen in person or online, and it can be obvious or hidden. Bullying of any form or for any reason can have long-term effects on those involved, including bystanders. Isolated incidents and conflict or fights between equals, whether in person or online, are not defined as bullying.

Bullying is defined as repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological behaviour that is harmful and involves the misuse of power by an individual or group towards one or more persons.
The key word here is repeated. Children often tease or fight, and this should not be confused with bullying.
Behaviours that do not constitute bullying include: • mutual arguments and disagreements (where there is no power imbalance) • not liking someone or a single act of social rejection • isolated acts of meanness or spite • isolated incidents of aggression, intimidation or violence.
For further information go to: https://bullyingnoway.gov.au/nationalday

Congratulations to all the children who participated in our school Swimming Carnival last Friday. It was a very enjoyable day with lots of fun and personal success stories. Thank you and well done to Mr Noseda for organising our carnival and to all those parents and staff who helped out on the day.

This Friday is a Pupil Free Day as staff will be working with Dr Paul Swan the leading mathematician in WA.

Thursday, 21 March is Harmony Day
This where we celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. On this day, all children in Pre Primary to Year 6 will be allowed to wear free dress and wear the colour ORANGE for the day. All classes will complete Harmony Day activities throughout next week learning about this important celebration.

Lenten Thought
True prayer is listening – God has more important things to say to us than we to Him (after all, he knows what we are thinking).

If we open our hearts to God, if we allow God to work within us, then God is able to bring out the best in us. With the help of God’s grace, we can grow into the human person that God intended us to be, and in turn we are able to help others to reach their full potential as human beings created in the image and likeness of God . . .

Lord, open my eyes so that I may see the good in all people,
especially those that I am too quick to judge.
Amen

LENTEN CALENDAR IDEAS 2019
Lent is a time when we take some time to stop and reflect as we prepare for Easter. During the forty days we focus on keeping Christ at the heart of all our words and actions. We consider how we can become better people by trying to do things well and even giving up doing things that are poor choices so that we become people of peace, hope and love.

The 2019 Lenten Calendar has ideas below for each of the days this week and into next week during Lent. Families can use this weekly newsletter calendar to focus on preparing for Easter.

For the second week of Lent:

Wednesday 13 March:  Take the time to talk to somebody who looks lonely in the playground.
Thursday 14 March:  Earn a coin for Project Compassion. Think of a job that you can do for this.
Friday 15 March:  Help Mum and Dad with the housework while on your Pupil Free Day.
Saturday 16 March:  Light a candle today and pray for someone you care about.
Second Sunday of Lent
Sunday 17 March:  Read this week’s Gospel of Luke 9:28-36
Monday 18 March Reflect on what makes your family special.
Tuesday 19 March Care for God’s creation by picking up some rubbish that isn’t yours.

Thank You from the St Luke’s Youth Ministry
The 4-6 Youth Group had their first meeting for 2019 on the 1st of March. It was a great success with 56 children from the School and Parish community meeting together. It was wonderful to see so many new faces and to welcome back those who had attended before. We shared in a fun evening of team games and a delicious pizza dinner – thank you Mr Kelly for your contribution towards the dinner! Save the date for our Term 2 meeting which will be on the 21st of June. We will provide more details closer to the date.

The 4-6 Youth Group is run by volunteers from the St Luke’s Parish. The purpose of our Youth Group is to provide a safe environment for children to gather, socialise and learn about their faith within our Parish community. We also run a High School Youth Group that meets every fortnight on a Friday from 7-9pm in the Parish Hall. The next High School meeting will be on the 23rd of March.

If you would like any more information about the Youth Group please contact Carmel or Ashley at stlukesyouth.woodvale@gmail.com or keep up to date by following our Facebook page www.facebook.com/stlukesyouth

Parent Interviews will be held in week 10 of this term. Our school will be closing early at 12.00 pm on Tuesday, 9 April to help facilitate these meetings. Information about how to book an interview time will be mentioned in a newsletter soon. I encourage all parents to select a time and meet with their child’s teacher to discuss your child’s progress. It is very important that all parents make time to meet with the class teacher to ensure the school and home continue the important partnership of jointly working together for the well-being of the child. The only way we can do this is by talking together, working together and consistently supporting the children to grow in their love of learning and in their love of life. I ask you to ensure that you are working in partnership with your class teacher for the well-being and development of your child. If any child cannot be picked up by 12pm, we will have designated areas where children will be supervised by specialist teaching staff. You are very welcome to collect your child after your interview time if it is before 2.55pm then normal pick-up time will occur.

Andrew Kelly
Principal

Assistant Principal News Issue 6

Assistant Principal News Issue 6

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. 

Justin Kirry
Assistant Principal Term 1

School News Issue 6

School News Issue 6

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS

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

Amelie Lewis 2W, Naomi Finlay 6B, Heidi Finlay 3B, Eva Suggun 3W, Chloe Hastie 5W, Noah Chau 2B, Noah McGavigan 5W, Mrs Dohnt Staff

 

  HARMONY DAY 2019    THURSDAY 21ST MARCH                                                                                                                                   ‘EVERYONE BELONGS’
It is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community.
Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world and we should celebrate this and work to maintain it.
Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.To celebrate Harmony Day, students are able wear free dress for a gold coin donation.
Students will be participating in multicultural and Harmony Day activities in their classroom on this special day of celebration.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION NEWS

Congratulations to all the children who were involved in last Thursday’s swimming carnival, there were so many outstanding efforts and Personal Bests that you should all be very proud of!!!
The many  students who will be going to the Interschool Carnival on March 29th will be notified soon.
Thankyou to all the parents and staff for all the work you did on the day, it was a great team effort.

Friday March 22nd is National Walk/Ride to School Day, I will be looking out for all those students who can get up a bit earlier and can find a healthy way to get to school.

Running Club commenced on Friday March 8th from 7.45 and run every Friday, weather permitting for all age groups.

ROB NOSEDA -PE Teacher

SUSTAINABILITY NEWS                                                                                                               

 Sustainability Rainbow Garden – on the long weekend Mr Steve Spencer, Mr Aaron Main and Mrs Cathy Ham all volunteered their time to help Mrs Farcich create a sustainability garden around the orange bench in the middle of the school. There are 7 garden beds that have been planted using the proceeds from the sustainability stall at the Evening on the Green. Each garden bed contains herbs, vegetables and flowers matching each of the St Luke’s Rainbow Values. The garden beds have been recycled and there are pallets that are used as screens. We were lucky to get a grant from the City of Joondalup’s Community Funding Program that covered the soil, reticulation hose, a garden hose, a weather station (to be added in) and a kumquat tree. Please come and have a look.

Waste Audit – last week the Yr 6 Environmental Care Committee helped sort through the rubbish in half of the school. At last year’s audit we did the upper primary/admin block/eating areas so this year we did the lower primary/admin block. 75% of the 4000kg of waste we produced last year was organic waste so that is why the composters and organic waste bin have since been implemented. It was very heartening to see our waste has been reduced to 1000kg by making some of our small changes.

TANIA FARCICH- Science and Sustainability 

MUSIC NEWS

Instrumental Music at St Luke’s
We are looking to expand the musical opportunities we provide at St Luke’s this year. This is through the provision of musical ensembles as well as expanding instrumental tuition on offer. The musical ensembles this year include our wonderful Choir, Band and a Guitar Ensemble. These ensembles are only as successful as the commitment from our students, so we are encouraging as many students as possible to get involved in music this year!
Our School Choir has over 50 members this year and we are looking forward to singing in the massed choral event of One Big Voice in August this year, as well as school based performances and Christmas performances.
Our Band is developing non-liturgical repertoire this ear and is expanding to include 2 keyboards and a drumkit!
We are looking to develop a Guitar Ensemble with the many guitarists at St Luke’s. Please read the information below regarding this new ensemble.
I have asked for expressions of interest in violin and cello tuition. So far we only have a few students interested in violin. We are looking at providing tuition through Keyed Up Music on these instruments. It would be wonderful to have a String Ensemble in the future at St Luke’s!

Choir
What a fabulous start to the year! Our choir of over 50 students are enjoying learning their first song and looking forward to performing it some time this term in assembly! Keep an eye out for the date of this exciting performance.
I am attending a workshop this weekend in preparation for the One Big Voice Festival in August this year. This means that the Choir will start rehearsing the repertoire for this Festival next week. If you still would like to join our Choir, please come along to our next rehearsal on Wednesday at 2.15pm.

Band
This week, I am collecting a drum kit and an extra keyboard to augment our Band. We are looking forward to performing at assemblies by the end of this term.

Guitar Ensemble
If your child learns guitar through Keyed Up Music at school, you will have received an email regarding a Guitar Ensemble being formed at St Luke’s this year.
There are many guitar students at St Luke’s and we would love to provide the opportunity for these students to play together in a group and share their passion for their instrument. Playing in an ensemble is a great way to consolidate techniques on your instrument and develop the skills required to play with others. It broadens a range in repertoire on your instrument as well as simply being great fun with your friends!
Through discussions with Keyed Up Music, our new Wednesday tutor is available to lead a Guitar Ensemble on Wednesdays 2.15-2.45pm at a minimal cost per student. This really is a wonderful opportunity for your child and I strongly suggest participating in this music ensemble. Please email Therese at Keyed Up Music to let her know you are interested.

REBECCA LONGBOTTOM-  Music Teacher 

KEYED UP MUSIC GUITAR LESSONS
Keyed Up Music run Guitar lessons  at St Luke’s Primary School
Prices start at $18.10 for a Guitar group lesson
To enrol go to www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment

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.

 

SOCIAL WORKER NEWS

It’s in our reactions to children’s and young people’s every day mistakes, mess-ups, muck-ups and hurts where the real lessons in resilience lay. Read on to find out how to put lessons in resilience into every day. http://www.stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au/pdf/newsletters/attachments/newsletter_190313_04.pdf

ANN PEART  SOCIAL WORKER

P&F SCHOOL FOOTY TIPPING

‘The AFL season starts up again next weekend and a huge thank you to Jenny Bullock who has volunteered to run footy tipping this year. If you would like to be involved please fill in the Footy Tipping Registration

http://www.stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au/pdf/newsletters/attachments/newsletter_190313_02.pdf and make payment.’

PRIVATE SPEECH PATHOLOGY SERVICES

Children’s Chatter Matters Speech Pathology has begun offering on-site private speech pathology services to families at St Luke’s Catholic Primary School two days a week.

During the month of March, Children’s Chatter Matters is offering a free report with every initial consultation/ assessment exclusively to St Luke’s families. This is a saving of up to $40. Click here for more details – http://www.stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au/pdf/newsletters/attachments/newsletter_190306_02.pdf

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 vfoxylady@bigpond.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.
Thanks
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 enrolments@mdc.wa.edu.au

IONA OPEN DAY                                                                                                                                         

Iona Presentation College
Senior School Open Morning
Tuesday 26 March
9.30 – 11.00am
www.iona.wa.edu.au/openmorning
‘Iona Girls Make a Difference’

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LEADing Learning Issue 6

LEADing Learning Issue 6

WHATS BEEN HAPPENING IN YEAR THREE WHITE

Over the last few weeks, we have been researching a state of Australia with a partner. When our research is completed on Book Creator, we will be making a Green Screen advertisement on the state.

Please click on the photo gallery 

 

Parish News  Issue 6

Parish News Issue 6

Latest Parish Newsletter

PARISH NEWS

Thank You from the St Luke’s Youth Ministry
The 4-6 Youth Group had their first meeting for 2019 on the 1st of March. It was a great success with 56 children from the School and Parish community meeting together. It was wonderful to see so many new faces and to welcome back those who had attended before. We shared in a fun evening of team games and a delicious pizza dinner – thank you Mr Kelly for your contribution towards the dinner! Save the date for our Term 2 meeting which will be on the 21st of June. We will provide more details closer to the date.
The 4-6 Youth Group is run by volunteers from the St Luke’s Parish. The purpose of our Youth Group is to provide a safe environment for children to gather, socialise and learn about their faith within our Parish community. We also run a High School Youth Group that meets every fortnight on a Friday from 7-9pm in the Parish Hall. The next High School meeting will be on the 23rd of March.
If you would like any more information about the Youth Group please contact Carmel or Ashley at stlukesyouth.woodvale@gmail.com or keep up to date by following our Facebook page www.facebook.com/stlukesyouth
If you have any queries regarding the Parish News, please contact Trish Main: trisha.main@cewa.edu.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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