St Luke's Catholic Primary School


17 Duffy Terrace
Woodvale WA 6026
9306 6600

St Luke's

Catholic Primary School


2019 Issue 15
Message from the Principal – Issue 15

Message from the Principal – Issue 15

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.


Parish Census Form to Families in the School Community
St Luke’s Parish is asking for each family to complete a Census Form. Forms will also be inserted in the Parish Bulletins handed out at Mass this weekend and a copy of the form will be uploaded onto the Parish Website. I have also provided a copy of the Census Form for each of our St Luke’s families to complete.

The Census Forms should be completed on the basis of 1 form per household. Where there are more than 4 people in a household additional copies of the form will need to be completed and stapled together.

During June there will be boxes located in the foyer of the church to deposit completed Census Forms. Alternatively, completed Census Forms can be mailed back to the parish or hand delivered to the parish office during parish office hours (9.30am to 2.30pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday).

Cross Country
Starting next Wednesday, some teachers will be providing extra Cross Country training sessions for any children wishing to participate. Training will be on the following days:
Wednesday, 5 June 3.00pm-4.00pm
Monday, 10 June 3.00pm-4.00pm
Thursday, 13 June 3.00pm-4.00pm
Children are to be picked up at 4.00pm from the undercover area please. Children can get changed into running clothes for the after school training sessions if they don’t wear their sports uniform on a training day. Friday before school Running Club is open to any children wishing to participate also. We hope to see you there!

Please note the change of date for our school Cross Country, which will now be on Friday, 14 June. Mr Noseda will be sending out further details shortly. 

School Disco
I wish to thank and congratulate these amazingly wonderful parents: Jen Sharpe, Kym Spencer, Michelle Pavlovic, Nicki Francis, Wendy Ugarte-DaSilva, Alana Metaxis, Michelle Uezzell, Mariane Melo, Kate Tribble and Suzanne Ryan – who worked tirelessly in the lead up to and on the night of the disco last Saturday evening. Also to the Year 3 parents who assisted with set up, supervision, manning stall tables, canteen sales, ticketing and clean up – they were amazing with their ability to pitch in when needed to make it so successful is a credit to all involved. DJ Andy was our fabulous music man who will be back for the Year 6 graduation. Although it was a “fun-raiser” we managed to raise $1,886.65 for the P&F! Awesome effort!

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 organising 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 Mrs 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, Ashton, 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 15

Assistant Principal News Issue 15


A reminder to Year 4 parents that tonight we will hold the Eucharist workshops for the students. Only one parent and child is required to attend on the night.

Workshop – Sacrament of Eucharist Mass (Parents and Children)

Date:      Tonight – Wednesday 29th May 2019

Place:     School Dance Room

Times:    5.00pm (4W), 6:30pm (4B)

On the weekend of June 15 and 16, our Year 4 students will receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion. We ask for the community to pray for them as they complete preparation in these next couple of weeks.
Dates to Remember:
Sacrament of Eucharist Mass
Date: 4B Saturday 15th June 6:00pm
4W Sunday 16th June 9:30am
Reconciliation for students to be held during school time – Friday 7th June 9.30am
Holy Communion Retreat – 5th June ( to be held during school time)

Parents are the first faith educators of their children and most particularly model this through the witness of their lives. Parent involvement in sacramental preparation is crucial in shaping the values and attitudes of each child. Knowledge is not the key factor for parents but faith and a willingness to spend time sharing with their child is an important element.

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, you have received an email with this information.
  • 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.

Resilience is a topic we continue to refer to at school, particularly in our “You Can Do It” Program. Resilient children have protective skills and supportive environments that helps them cope with difficult situations. Resilience in children can be fostered by: Providing them with the material resources and stimulation they need.
Please feel free to read these great articles.
A great article on Resilience by Maggie Dent.


Everything that children need to learn comes through play, and developmentally appropriate quality programs that provide extensive opportunities for learning through play provide the best environment for children to flourish. Play is a context for learning that:
• allows for the expression of personality and uniqueness
• enhances dispositions such as curiosity and creativity
• enables children to make connections between prior experiences and new learning
• assists children to develop relationships and concepts
• stimulates a sense of wellbeing.
(Early Years Learning Framework)
Our Early Childhood staff ensure that play is a crucial part of their day. It is through play that children learn best. Please view our new tab on the school website, ‘Early Childhood Learning’ and read the excellent article on Play.


School News Issue 15

School News Issue 15


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

Vittoria Murphy 2B, Marc Puca 2B, Adriana Farano PPB, Audrey Natoli 3B, Louis Von Bergheim 4W, Chloe Vivarelli PPW, Tex Harvey 1B, Adam Vella KB, Arlo Holder KW, Indiana Reddie PPW, Tamara Suggun 1W, Harvey Sharpe 6B.



Our school photo days are on Tues 11th and Wed 12th June! Every student will have received a Kapture Photography flyer to bring home. The only method of ordering your photos is online through Kapture’s website as your payment is secure and can be easily verified at any time

SIBLING ORDERS CAN ONLY BE PLACED ONLINE: Late requests cannot be granted.

You have the option to order a sibling photo package online, however please note sibling orders will close @midday sharp on Monday 10th June. We suggest you place your sibling order as soon as you receive your flyer with your order instructions as places are limited. 

You can place an order online for class or individual photographs at any time for the remainder of the current school year however a $15 fee will apply if you order more than 10 days after photography.

Kapture offer a money back guarantee for any parent who is not fully satisfied with their photo package. Should you have any queries before or after photo day, please direct them to the Kapture office on 9240 1714 or email

All students will be photographed individually on photo day for school administration records AS WELL as included in their class group photo available for purchase to all families. Should there be any reason why your child should NOT be included in the photo shoot –please contact the school office.


Last chance for 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 by the end of this week.



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


The Interschool Winter Sport’s Carnival is on June 6th involving Year 5 and 6 Students, the students have been given notes regarding this and spectators are welcome.
Friday June 14th is the new date for our Cross Country and I will be supervising practise on the next 3 Wednesday afternoon’s after school from 3.00 to 3.30, all welcome.

ROB NOSEDA- Physical Education


Cherry Tomatoes – Mrs Papiccio has been very busy growing il pomodori (tomatoes) in her garden next to the Library. There will be small bags of cherry tomatoes for sale at the market stall this Friday.
Zucchini Harvest – 2B had the opportunity to harvest their zucchinis on Monday. We hope that many delicious meals were made with them. They are now growing pak choi.


Week 4 Assembly Performances
Congratulations to our Band, Choir and pianists who performed so beautifully at last week’s assembly. Mrs Williams’ pianists were well prepared and confident in their performances and showcased a great range of repertoire available to the piano. Our Band performed for the first time with some Blues which included solos from Adam Hoang on keys, Abigail Leeks and Alyssa Zimmermann on vocals and Julian Pugliese on drumkit. Our beautiful Choir performed a wonderful arrangement of This Little Light of Mine with solos from Ruby Anderson, Matilda Mackie and Addison Bidwell.
The whole school sang Message Song, written by Mater Dei College, for Sorry Day.
It was a wonderful occasion to celebrate some of the fabulous music making happening at St Luke’s.

CHOIR- One Big Voice Festival
Students can log in to using the password ‘rain’ to access music and choreography. We are performing in the matinee session on Friday August 30.

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



Sacred Heart College have invited Susan McLean, a well-known ex-policewoman / turned national media voice on cybersafety to their school on Monday 10 June for a 90 minute Parent Presentation from 7pm. They are extending an invite to our school community. For information please click on this link-

This is a free ticketed event, however, please register via this link– Parent Free Ticket –


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.

Congratulations to the following Weekly Winners!!
Round 7 David and Elizabeth Doherty
Round 8 Suzanne Roach (WestCoast Roachies)
Round 9 Frank and Zofie Ness
Round 10 Frank and Zofie Ness

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 15

LEADing Learning Issue 15


In 5B we have been participating in a series of STEM challenges. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

Challenge 1-To create a stop motion video with specific criteria, for Mum on Mother’s Day
Challenge 2- To create the longest paper chain, using only one sheet of A3 paper
Challenge 3- To create the tallest tower using 45 straws and one packet of marshmallows

Parish News  Issue 15

Parish News Issue 15

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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