St Luke's Catholic Primary School


17 Duffy Terrace
Woodvale WA 6026
9306 6600

St Luke's

Catholic Primary School


2019 Issue 14
Message from the Principal – Issue 14

Message from the Principal – Issue 14

Lord, you created all people in your image.
Lead us to seek your compassion as we listen to the stories of our past.
Touch the hearts of the broken, homeless and inflicted and heal their spirits.
In your mercy and compassion walk with us as we continue our journey of healing
to create a future that is just and equitable.

Western Australia (WA) Day is held on the first Monday in June each year and is a State holiday only. It commemorates the foundation of the Swan River Colony near Perth by European settlers in 1829, although sightings and landings occurred as far back as 1616. Originally, Albany on the south coast, was to be the capital of WA, but better resources for shipping and farming were found on the Swan River and Perth became the capital.

WA Day was previously known as Foundation Day, but to recognise Aboriginal people as the original custodians of the land, the name was changed in April 2012. We celebrate WA Day this coming Monday, 3 June.

WA was settled as a free colony, unlike some other parts of Australia like New South Wales and Port Arthur. It was the only British colony in Australia established with land grants to settlers. The settlers were given land in proportion to the quantity of people and goods they brought to the colony and were only given the full title to their land when it had been improved enough to be considered established and sustaining.

School Disco
I wish to congratulate XXXXXXXXXX and her wonderful support crew of Year Three parents who helped setup, work the canteen and clean up afterwards. The discos was a fantastic community event and the children from all year levels really enjoyed themselves. I must say, I think the parents did too! I also want to acknowledge once again the amazing St Luke’s staff who turned up to support the disco. I can assure you, this is not common practice for staff to attend discos, so we must feel really blessed the staff value the children and work of the P&F. It was a great sense of community again, well done to everyone involved!

First Holy Communion
This evening we will be having our First Holy Communion Workshops in the school Hall. I wish to thank in advance Mrs Pollard, Mrs Fieldhouse and Mrs Killalea for organizing tonight’s workshops. A special mention to Mr Mario Borg from 24/7 Youth Ministry who will be presenting both workshops tonight.

Simultaneous Storytelling
Thank you to Mrs Ann-Maree Simmonds and Mr Lechelle Menchetti for organising the Simultaneous Storytelling extravaganza last Wednesday morning. Both ladies did a fabulous job with the displays, organising costumes and helping promote reading to the children in Kindy-Year 3. Fabulous work and effort ladies!

Joondalup-Wanneroo community radio station 89.7fm’s School of Thought program turns five this year. SHINE students, Paige, Juliet, Nadija, Taylah, Julian, Leon, Emily and Beatrice presented their own exciting material for broadcast on 89.7 during a 45-minute program this afternoon. The in-studio format for 2019 at Edith Cowan University’s Joondalup campus was a wonderful opportunity for our students. The students had six talk segments of about 6-7 minutes each, separated by music of their choice. We hope those who heard the live broadcast enjoyed the show! I wish to thank Cr John Logan for inviting our school to take part.

From My Readings….
One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip? Did you learn anything about how poor people live?” His son replied, “Yeah, the trip was great. I learnt so much! I learnt;

• We have one dog and they have four.
• We have a pool that reaches to the middle of the yard and they have a creek that has no end.
• We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night.
• Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.
• We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.
• We have servants but they serve others.
• We buy our food and they grow theirs.
• We have walls around our property to protect us and they have friends to protect them.”

The boy’s father was speechless. Then his son added, “Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.”

Our prayer this week challenges us as parents to look at what is important. We all strive to raise healthy, productive, genuinely happy individuals, who will one day use their talents to serve God and love those around them. Unfortunately for us, there is not a manual to help us with our children. We all do our best to bring up our children with love without spoiling them, and guidance without being too firm. Like a lot of things in life, it is prudent to sit back and reflect on how we handle issues in our busy lives. Although we all need to be wary of the “Perfect Parent”, in an article by the Education Editor of the West Australian grouped parents into seven major categories:

Permissive Parenting – Rarely disciplining their children to avoid confrontation.

Authoritative – Expecting children to follow rules and guidelines.

Lawnmower Parent – Mow down any obstacles in their child’s path.

Drone – Mostly on autopilot, do not hover over their children all the time, but they can strike at any minute and can cause tremendous collateral damage.

Helicopter Parents – Discourage a child’s independence by being too involved in every aspect of their life, hovering over them and swooping in at any challenge, disagreement or discomfort.

Free-Range – Encourage children to be independent, make mistakes and explore without always being under
close supervision.

Uninvolved – Meet their child’s basic needs but remain emotionally detached.

As we strive to be the best parents we can be, it is timely to recall how we learnt best, through challenge, experience and at times discomfort. At St Luke’s we believe that children deserve the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and non-judgemental environment. We ask that parents support us, by allowing the school to deal with any challenges or discomforts that come along in the normal pattern of life, and trust that we always have the children and their best interest at the heart of what we do. This is how we work to develop the whole child and show how we ‘love one another’.

Andrew Kelly




Assistant Principal News Issue 14

Assistant Principal News Issue 14


I would like to congratulate the Year 3 and 5 children in the way they displayed resilience and persistence in completing the Naplan over the last 2 weeks. They are to be commended for the way they carried on and just got the job done. Well done!


A reminder to Year 4 parents that on Wednesday night, the 29th May, we will hold the Eucharist workshops held for the students. Only one parent and child is required to attend on the night.

Workshop – Sacrament of Eucharist Mass (Parents and Children)

Date:      Wednesday 29th May 2019

Place:     School Dance Room

Times:    5.00pm (4W), 6:30pm (4B)

A reminder also that Kapture Photographers will be available on the Eucharist weekend.

  • If you wish to have family portraits taken before the service, you must pre-book a timeslot. Complete the form below and send to
  • NO LATER THAN Friday 14 June 2019 by midday sharp.
  • Kapture will send you a confirmed booking time. Please be early on the day as latecomers will miss out on their photographs being taken.
School News Issue 14

School News Issue 14


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

Hugo Kirkby KW, Sinead Lydon 5W, Levi Francis 3W, Cruz McCombe Haney 5W, John Todd KB, Joanna Pyrchla KW, Mitchell Vella-Shaylor 1B, Tobey Chau 5B, Georgia LoFaro 2W, Mrs Ritchie Staff



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. An email  with a permission slip has been emailed to you and a copy has been given to your child, please ensure these are returned by tonight.

ROB NOSEDA- Physical Education


New Seedlings – 5B, 3B, Yr 2 and PPB had the opportunity to plant new seedlings in their garden beds this week. We now have pak choi, basil, chives and mini broccoli growing in our garden beds. These have been purchased from proceeds from the market stalls.
Market Stalls – don’t forget every Friday the Student Council runs our market stalls selling beeswax wraps, mesh bags (useful for purchasing fruit and vegetables at grocery stalls and not wasting plastic bags and many other uses) and any produce that is ready to harvest before the assembly. Thank you to all who have supported our efforts.


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. Featuring a cast of over 70, this musical is coming to the Regal Theatre in Subiaco for 4 performances only, from Friday 2 August. Tickets are available at

If you would like to know about Mercedes College, follow us on Facebook.


LEADing Learning Issue 14

LEADing Learning Issue 14


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 14

Parish News Issue 14

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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