St Luke's Catholic Primary School


17 Duffy Terrace
Woodvale WA 6026
9306 6600

St Luke's

Catholic Primary School


2019 Issue 16
Message from the Principal – Issue 16

Message from the Principal – Issue 16

‘When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.’


Pentecost Sunday, which marks the end of the Easter season in the Christian calendar, celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. Pentecost 2019 is this Sunday, 9 June.


What a lovely mid-term break! I hope you enjoyed this extended break from school routines and cold early mornings! We return for a very short week but nevertheless packed to the brim with activities!

We wish our Year 5 and 6 students the very best as they participate in tomorrow’s Winter Sports Lightning Carnival. Children will be participating in Netball, Soccer and AFL Football. Have fun, do your best and represent St Luke’s with a great deal of pride.

Next Tuesday and Wednesday is School Photos. Any inquiries please ask Lechelle or Leone in the Office.

Cross Country
Starting today, 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 oval 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.

First Holy Communion Retreat
Our Year Four children are preparing for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on either Saturday, 15 or Sunday 16 June. Today the children participated in a retreat with staff from the 24/7 Youth School Ministry. Some of the main objectives were:

Our family brings us to the door of the Church to be welcomed as one of God’s Family, through the Sacrament of Baptism, where we can be supported and helped to grow.

We are drawn closer to God and one another in His family when we are reconciled through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Eucharist means ‘thanksgiving’ and when we participate in the Eucharist, we give thanks for all Jesus has done for us.

We are united to God’s Son, Jesus and made spiritually strong when we receive His Body and Blood and the Sacrament of the Eucharist.

Congratulations to SHINE students, Paige, Juliet, Nadija, Taylah, Julian, Leon, Ashton, Emily and Beatrice who participated in the Joondalup-Wanneroo community radio station 89.7fm’s School of Thought program last Wednesday. The children were amazing and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience to broadcast live on radio. I wish to thank Cr John Logan for inviting our school to take part, Mrs Jessica Stojkovski for helping take some students to the radio station and to Mrs Ann-Maree Simmonds for preparing the children so well. Bravo!


From My Readings…
Every parent wants to protect their child from difficulties that arise in life. One of the dangers is parents solving challenges for their children and that children do not develop the life skills necessary to deal with their own challenges. When a child comes home from school and says that there was a challenge, a parent should listen to the account and where possible try and elicit from the child some alternative strategies that could be used next time such a situation occurs. When a child is giving their version of a situation, often this involves lots about what other students did or said, and very little about themselves. There are always two sides to every story and I encourage parents to take the time to discover both sides before passing judgement on other children, staff and students.

Throughout the Gospels there are many instances of Jesus’ ability to forgive. This is particularly evident in the Gospel about the woman at the well. Her accusers wanted to trap Jesus, by having him say something that was against the law of the land.

Jesus said nothing, but wrote in the sand with his finger. We are led to believe that he wrote the sins and faults of the woman’s accusers. Whatever he wrote, the accusers all left, deciding not to continue their attempt to have the woman stoned and to trap Jesus. Sometimes, not saying anything resonates far louder and longer than any words. Then Jesus stood up and said to her:

“Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She replied, “No one.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go away and don’t sin again.” (John 8: 10–11)

Andrew Kelly




Assistant Principal News Issue 16

Assistant Principal News Issue 16

Events for Year 4 students in the next month:
June 5 – Holy Communion Retreat 24/7 Ministry
June 7 – Year 4 Reconciliation held in the Church. Year 4 students and teachers only.
June 15 and 16 – Year 4 Holy Communion Masses

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.

The Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment 2019

Dear Parents

At the request of the Western Australian Bishops, Year 3, Year 5 and Year 9 students in Catholic schools across Western Australia will take part in The Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment (BRLA) from the week commencing Monday 29 July in Term Three. The assessment will be accessible to students only online.
Students enrolled in Year 3, Year 5 and Year 9 who are following a regular classroom program are expected to participate. Students with disability are also entitled to participate in the assessment. Exemptions may apply.
The Nature and Role of the BRLA
The Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment is a large-scale, standardised assessment that consists of a series of Religious Education (RE) tests developed and marked by the Office of Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA). The purpose of the BRLA is to measure student learning of the content in the RE curriculum. Formal school and student reports are produced by the Office and will become available to schools in Term Four.
The BRLA provides a ‘point in time’ snapshot of student performance in RE. Students’ knowledge and understanding of the content of the RE curriculum is assessed using a combination of multiple choice, and short and extended response items. Students’ faith is not assessed. The use of the BRLA complements the school-based assessment programs in RE.
Please contact your child’s teacher or myself if you have any enquiries regarding the administration of The Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment.

Children at the age of 4 years old are usually in a kindergarten class. Learning occurs through a play-based learning approach. St Luke’s place a strong emphasis on developing social and emotional skills which are essential for success in learning at school and in later life, as well as many of the more traditional skills that will be further developed at school.
Literacy learning is developed from a good basic foundation of talking, explaining , and playing in the very early years. Parents, the idea of reading to your child every night is not a thing of the past. It is real and more important than ever. Ipads or apps will never replace the importance of reading and talking to your child.
Basic Reading tips:


School News Issue 16

School News Issue 16


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

Scarlett Stampalia PPB, Jack Tait PPW, Audrey Rebullar KB, Sasha Hutchinson 5W, Amelie Borrello KB, Ella Briggs PPW, Caitlyn Vella 1W, Rebecca Calder 1W, Alistair Tait 1W, Blake Butko 3B, Mrs Thomson Staff.



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.


Tomorrow we participate in the NIPSSA Winter Carnival at Kingsway from 10.00 to 2.00pm, buses leave at 9.00. Good luck to everyone.
Many thanks to our parents who have given up their time to train and coach teams, and to the staff who have done the same.
Wet weather is predicted late but we will not cancel even if it arrives early.
Cross Country Training will take place after school today and next Wednesday from 3.00 to 4.00pm

ROB NOSEDA- Physical Education


• Cherry Tomatoes – Mrs Papiccio has been very busy growing 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.
• Organic Waste – 5W, who currently empty the organic waste bins, have mentioned that there is a lot of whole pieces of food in the organic waste bin that has not been eaten at all eg. muffins still in their wrapping, whole pieces of fruit, whole sandwiches.

Tania Farcich- Science and Sustainability 


For information on how to create healthy digital habits in your kids please click on this link-

Ann Peart – Social Worker


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.

Registration Forms can be found in the front office or email


Administration Officer – Catholic School Parents WA

If you’re passionate about helping parents and parent communities in Catholic schools, and if you would enjoy a varied and challenging role, then this may be the job for you!

The position is for 15 hours per week, during school terms only. The full advert and job description can be found on our website Applications close 5pm on Friday 14 June 2019.

Initial enquiries and applications can be directed to Siobhan Allen (Executive Director) on
0409 025 683 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.


Student Achievements Issue 16

Student Achievements Issue 16

Congratulations to this week’s Merit Award Winners

               YEAR                                        BLUE                                   WHITE
  PRE-PRIMARY   Hudson Rego   Isabel Harris   Bodie Gaudoin   Maeya Green  Ella Briggs
  ONE   Isabella Walsh   Tyrus Nguyen   Talia Taddei   Jake Uezzell   Tamara Suggun
  TWO   Brayden Peake   Lola Davis   Alex Dale   Harrison Richardson
  THREE   Kieran Lydon   Elodie Metaxas   Simon Richmond   Jared Villaroya
  FOUR   Joseph DeCicco   Caoimhe McAfee   Jai Canal   Ella Merton
  FIVE   Zac D’Olimpio   Sophia Santoro   Chloe Hastie   Sinead Lydon
  SIX   Levi Cadd      Robert Spiteri   Sarah-Rose Williams

Congratulations Taisen Carlino !!!

Year 6 student Taisen Carlino competed in the Revolution of Dance Competition over the long weekend. She competed against dancers from many other Dance studios from all over Perth. 

Her results were outstanding. She achieved the following:
11 years jazz solo 1st place
12 years classical solo 1st place
14 years song and dance solo 1st place
12 years Demi character solo 1st place
12 years tap solo 2nd place
12 years contemporary solo 2nd place
12 years lyrical solo 2nd place

She also received Junior Performer of the Competition with 3 highest overall marks.  Incredible results for all your hours of hard work Taisen!!!

LEADing Learning Issue 16

LEADing Learning Issue 16


It’s been a busy couple of weeks in 6 Blue. On Monday, 27th May as a part of our History unit, we visited the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle. Through role play and artefacts from the past, the students were able to experience what life may have been like for immigrants to Australia after WWII.
On Wednesday, 29th May Mrs Jessica Stojkovski MLA delivered a fantastic presentation to the class as a part of our Civics and Citizenship unit. The students were given an insight into the workings of the WA Parliament. We thank Mrs Stojkovski for her time.

Parish News  Issue 16

Parish News Issue 16

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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