St Luke's Catholic Primary School


17 Duffy Terrace
Woodvale WA 6026
9306 6600

St Luke's

Catholic Primary School


2019 Issue 13
Message from the Principal – Issue 13

Message from the Principal – Issue 13

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Tuesday, 13 May, was the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. The story of Fatima began on May 13th, 1917 when Mary appeared to three children in the town of Fatima in Portugal. She then appeared to them again on the 13th of each month until October 13th 1917. Through the children, she gave the world a message called the “Peace Plan from Heaven”, calling us to conversion, prayer and penance. Our Lady told the three children, Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco: “Say the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war.”

May is also traditionally the month of Mary You may like to include praying the Rosary in your family prayers at home.

Year Six Camp
Today the children in Year Six left for the Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp. We wish Mrs Main, Mr Spencer, Mrs Peart, Miss McIntyre, Mr Noseda and Mrs Langham and all the children a wonderful experience. Mrs Killalea, Mr Kirry and myself will be attending for the whole day Thursday. We are looking forward to it!

The purpose of the camp is fundamentally about developing the leaders of the school. The school camp builds confidence, resilience and responsibility, turning students into empowered, inspiring leaders.

Children learn from the unique experience of community living; sharing, working and living as a team. Being inter-dependant with peers affords the child an opportunity to make new friends, to view each other out of the context of school, and to witness and appreciate the different talents of others. School camps expose children to different environments that they would not normally experience in daily suburban living. Out of this they build personal competencies such as self-identity, self-worth, self-esteem, leadership and self-respect.

Camps help develop self-esteem as children learn to try different activities in a supportive and friendly environment. Professionally trained, outdoor instructors help children feel secure and capable. This will help children grow by providing a supervised, positive environment that has safety as a primary commitment.

Students participated in activities they have never experienced before and are rewarded with a sense of accomplishment and self-worth. Camp is therefore a wonderful experience for all children as they learn new skills and develop a sense of autonomy and trust in their decisions.

The aims of the camp are:

to develop within the students their leadership skills.
to build and develop new friendships.
to build personal competencies such as self-identify, self-worth, self-esteem and self-respect.
to participate in activities that perhaps students have never experienced before.
to develop new skills and develop a sense of autonomy and trust in their decisions.

Mother’s Day Breakfast
What a fantastic turnout of mums, grandparents and aunties at our Mother’s Day Breakfast last Friday. A very big thank you to the four dads who turned up at 6.15am to cook all the bacon and eggs. Simon Spencer, John Nolan, Derek Toomath, Dario Mratovich and Lloyd (Skye’s Grandpa – Kindy Blue). They did a fabulous job cooking, well done gents! Thank you to the staff who also turned up from 6.30am and helped setup, serve food and pack away. The staff at St Luke’s are real life givers and they deserve to be praised for all the extra work they do to ensure our community is one of joy and celebration.

I would like to leave you with some wise words from Albert Einstein.
At St Luke’s we will continue to celebrate and nurture the many and varied gifts our students possess as they strive to reach their God given potential.

Quote of the day from two parents at a Kindy Enrolment Interview yesterday…..
Andrew, I can truly say, I am so proud of (y)our school and so happy that my kids are part of it!

Andrew Kelly

Assistant Principal News Issue 13

Assistant Principal News Issue 13

Workshop – Sacrament of Eucharist Mass (Parents and Children)
Date: Wednesday 29th May 2019
Place: School Dance Room
Times: 5.00pm (4W), 6:30pm (4B)

Year 4 First Holy Communion Retreat (Incursion for students)
Wednesday 5th June 2019
Both Workshop and Retreat will be led by the 24/7 Ministry Group.

Sacrament of Eucharist Mass
Date: 4B Saturday 15th June 6:00pm
4W Sunday 16th June 9:30am
Place: St Luke’s Parish, Woodvale

Before your child actually begins to read, she or he will develop a set of skills known as pre reading skills. These pre reading skills are the signs of early literacy and, though it may look as though your child is merely playing, she or he is organizing what they know about books and language and how they work together to for this magical skill known as “reading.
Please read this excellent article in regards to children reading before the kindergarten years. Very interesting.

                                                                                                                                       JOKE OF THE WEEK


School News Issue 13

School News Issue 13


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

Alex Meeres 4B, Lukas Fowler 4W, Martin Nguyen PPW, Melissa Harris 5B, Andre Kallis 1B,  Jake Uezzell 1W, Ben Ryan 3W, Harrison Tait 3W, Jacob Richmond 6B, Grace Melo 3W.



We are currently interviewing  all families whose children will be due to commence the 4 Year Old Kindy Programme in 2021. Please ensure that you have registered any siblings due to start in that year group.


On 1 January 2019, new regulations under the Public Health Act 2016 (WA) were introduced to strengthen requirements around the collection and reporting of immunisation information by child care services, kindergartens and schools in Western Australia.
Under these regulations, the Chief Health Officer has directed that all Persons in Charge of Schools must report to the Department of Health any child who meets the following two criteria:
1. The child is enrolled in either pre-kindergarten, kindergarten or pre-primary; and
2. The child’s immunisation status is either
 ‘not up to date,’ according to the child’s Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement, or
 not known to be ‘up to date’ according to the child’s AIR Immunisation History Statement, referred to as ‘unknown’ immunisation status.

What do the regulations mean to parents/guardians?
Parents have always been encouraged to share their child’s Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History statement with their child care service, kindergarten and school upon enrolment and now they are legally obliged to do so.

It is now a requirement that parents/guardians of Kindergarten & PrePrimary enrolled children give the immunisation status of the child as recorded on the child’s current AIR Immunisation History Statement to the person in charge of the school. The only acceptable documentation for this purpose is the child’s Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).


How to access an AIR Immunisation History Statement
A child’s current AIR Immunisation History Statement can be accessed at any time by the parent/guardian through:
* MyGov, by logging in to their Medicare online account
* Medicare Express Plus App, by logging in to the Medicare account
* Visiting a Medicare or Centrelink office, or
* Calling the AIR General Enquiries Line on 1800 653 809 for the Statement to be posted.
Individuals that are not registered with Medicare can still have an AIR record. Your immunisation provider will be able to assist in setting one up. Parents are automatically sent an AIR Immunisation History Statement when their child has completed the four-year old vaccination schedule.

Further information can be found on the website


On May 23rd St Luke’s will be playing Padbury Catholic School in some Interschool games commencing at 1.15 and finishing at 2.20 at the following venues
At Padbury Girls Soccer 2 teams, netball 2 year 5 teams. Bus departs @ 12.40
At St Luke’s 2 Boys Soccer teams, 2 yr 6 netball teams with some Year 5 students
AFL will walk to Moolanda Oval to Play.
This fixture will lead into our Winter Carnival, on June 6th, there is Information attached which details our involvement.
We have set aside Thursday afternoon for fixtures or practise and would love to have parents involved at both, please see me if you would like to help. I will be sending out an email today with a permission slip for your child to be able to travel by bus to the venues and for any parent helpers

ROB NOSEDA- Physical Education


Harvesting – this week during their Science lessons 2W had the opportunity to harvest their lettuce and 5B pulled up their spring onions. We hope they have made delicious meals at home.
Project Planet – if you liked watching ‘War on Waste’ have a look at ‘Project Planet’ on ABC iview about some young people from three different classrooms who transform their schools to waste wise wonderlands.


Helping children make and keep friends                                                                                                                                                                    Enjoying healthy relationships has a tremendous impact on your child’s wellbeing and their overall success at school. Many children who experience behavioural problems at school have difficulty interacting with their peers.
Click here to read more


National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. Now in its 19th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children’s book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.

This year the featured book is Alpacas with Maracas by Matt Cosgrove- Our Preprimary to Year 2 students will have this story read to them by Mr Kelly on Wed 22nd May.


We currently offer instrumental tuition on piano, flute, guitar, violin and drumkit. Please contact our tutors below for further information.

Kim Williams (Piano/ flute) Kim is familiar with the AMEB Prac & Theory, Suzuki systems. Kim has 20 years experience.
0408 946 793

Nami Ogishima (violin) Nami is a frequent member on both violin and viola with the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra, Perth Symphony Orchestra, OperaBox Orchestra and the Gilbert and Sullivan Orchestra. She is familiar with the AMEB, ABRSM and Suzuki systems, and ideally tries to tailor lessons using aspects of each to suit an individual student. 0435 284 971

Keyed Up Music (guitar) Prices start at $18.10 for a Guitar group lesson, for more information please contact Therese 1300 366 243
To enrol go to

Christian Lombardi (drumkit) Christian has an Advanced Diploma of Contemporary Music and a Bachelor of Performing Arts (WAAPA). He is also teaches with Forte School Of Music Joondalup. 0451 422 769

CHOIR- One Big Voice Festival -Friday 30th August
Students can now log in to using the password ‘rain’ to access music and choreography.

Our Choir and Band will perform in Term 2 at our assembly in Week 4



Optional Winter Jackets and Tights are now available for purchase through the uniform shop. As these items are only available by special order we ask that before making purchases families take care to read all the information on the order forms which can be found at these links-

JODI LYRA  Uniform Shop Manager


Thank you to everyone who has supported the St Luke’s Footy Tipping competition this year.
If you haven’t had the chance to sign up it is not too late.
Please note that due to numbers, the weekly prize will be $25.00 and at the end of the season there will be cash prizes for the first, second and third best tippers.

Registration Forms can be found in the front office or email


Don’t forget to check out our community news which is linked with the Newsletter tab!!!! This will give you information on out of school activities that your children may like to join.




Mercedes College is proud to present its 2019 Production of Wicked. Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba.
Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda’s unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba’s determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Featuring a cast of over 70, this musical is proudly presented by the students of Mercedes College. Coming to the Regal Theatre in Subiaco for 4 performances only, from Friday 2 August. Tickets are available at


Student Achievements Issue 13

Student Achievements Issue 13

Congratulations to this week’s merit award winners!!!!

                   YEAR                                      BLUE                          WHITE
PRE-PRIMARY   Matilda Holst   Willam Groth   Olivia Matthews   Daisy Davis   Leo Thomas
ONE   Evelyn Mottolini   Andre Kallis   Amelia Acosta   Sienna Yozzi
TWO   Ryan Lynch   Alyssa Spiteri   Amelia Coutts   Cohen Edmonds
THREE   Roman Dippolito   Sienna Zimmerman   Tari Hilder   Jude England
FOUR   Curtis Jones   Nadija Stojkovski   Xavier Geneve
FIVE   Tobias Chau   Ava Vlahov   Starr Vinciguerra   Adam Hoang
SPORT   Olivia Matthews  Levi Pavlovic  
SCIENCE   Cohen Edmonds  
SUPPORT   Indi Saunders   Kody D’Agostino  
VISUAL ART   Paige Bartlett  
LEADing Learning Issue 13

LEADing Learning Issue 13


In 5 White this week, we are energised and ready for a term of learning and fun after an enjoyable 2 week break with our family. Our focus has been on preparing for NAPLAN, whilst incorporating hands on activities. 5 White loved our Technology lessons, where students had to work in pairs to create the longest paper chain, with only using 1x A3 piece of paper. Student were given 60 minutes to research, plan, make and record their results. Here are some pictures of our activities.

Parish News  Issue 13

Parish News Issue 13

Latest Parish Newsletter


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 or keep up to date by following our Facebook page
If you have any queries regarding the Parish News, please contact Trish Main:









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