St Luke's Catholic Primary School


17 Duffy Terrace
Woodvale WA 6026
9306 6600

St Luke's

Catholic Primary School


2019 Issue 17
Message from the Principal – Issue 17

Message from the Principal – Issue 17

Lord Jesus,
Bless the children coming forward to receive Holy Communion
for the first time this Saturday and Sunday.
May it be an initial step into a life-long love of the Eucharist.
Give them a hunger for this sacred food so that they turn to
you for comfort, guidance, and wisdom as they grow into full
Thank you for their innocence and goodness.
May their hands, extended in anticipation of your Body and
Blood, inspire all of us to cherish this sacred sacrament.

First Eucharist is the beginning of a lifetime of full and frequent participation in the Eucharist, where we are continually challenged, encouraged and nourished in the journey of faith that began with Baptism.

This weekend, children in Year 4 will be receiving the Sacrament of Eucharist. These wonderful young people are beginning a wonderful journey with the help of their family, school and the entire parish community.
In saying “Amen” for the first time to the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, the children will become one with Jesus in a new way, becoming joined more deeply to the Body of Christ, his Church. In faith they are bringing not just to the one moment of First Communion, but also to a new life with Christ.
The whole school and parish community walks with you on this journey in both prayer and practical support; teachers, catechists, parish staff, Ministry co-ordinators and other parishioners. However, your role in this process is crucial.

The following are some simple things you can do as parents to lead your child to the Eucharist:

Model active participation in the Mass every week. Go to Reconciliation with your child.

Say a short prayer out loud for your child during grace at meals, at bedtime, or any time your family is gathered together. Involve younger siblings in this important work.

Reminisce with your child about your own First Communion, and share what you believe about the Eucharist. Include Godparents and Grandparents in discussions about the Sacrament.

Highlight not just the “milestone” aspects of the upcoming celebration of First Holy Communion, but the spiritual as well.

If you do not feel confident in teaching your child about the Sacrament, or in praying with and for them don’t forget to call on older generations amongst family and friends and to draw on their knowledge and faith.

Trinity Sunday & Beginning of Ordinary Time – 16 June, Trinity Sunday, also known as Holy Trinity Sunday, is celebrated a week after Pentecost Sunday in honour of the most fundamental of Christian beliefs—belief in the Holy Trinity.

We can never fully understand the mystery of the Trinity, but we can sum it up in the following formula: God is three Persons in one Nature. The three Persons of God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—are all equally God, and they cannot be divided.

The origins of the celebration of Trinity Sunday goes all the way back to the Arian heresy of the fourth century, when Arius denied the divinity of Christ by denying that there are three Persons in God. To stress the doctrine of the Trinity, the Fathers of the Church composed prayers and hymns that were recited on Sundays as part of the Divine Office, the official prayer of the Church.

Eventually, a special version of this office began to be celebrated on the Sunday after Pentecost, and the Church in England, at the request of St. Thomas à Becket (1118-1170), was granted permission to celebrate Trinity Sunday. The celebration of Trinity Sunday was made universal by Pope John XXII (1316-34).

For many centuries, the Athanasian Creed was recited at Mass on Trinity Sunday. While seldom read today, the Creed can be read privately or recited with your family to revive this ancient tradition.

We wish all the children well as they compete in our school Cross Country this Friday. I am looking forward to supporting the children in their endeavours to run a lap or laps to gain points for their House and to demonstrate their never give up attitude, having a go and participating. I know many children have been training for this big day as it is a time for children who enjoy running long distance to shine and show our school community their talents. I look forward to seeing as many parents there as possible to support all the children. There is one last chance tomorrow from 3pm to complete some cross country training before Friday.

Andrew Kelly

Assistant Principal News Issue 17

Assistant Principal News Issue 17

Accessing Reports
It is important that you please check your login for SEQTA Engage as early as possible so that you will be able to access your child’s report at the end of this term. To do this go to the following site:
and use your current username and password credentials. If you have remembered your username but have forgotten your password, please click on the “Forgot your password” link and an immediate email will be sent to you. The email will expire within one hour, so please action this immediately. If you have forgotten both of these, please contact administration and we can remind you of your username.
Parents who are new to using SEQTA Engage will be notified soon in regards to the process of setting up an account.

Life Link Day 2019
Life Link Day was officially launched on Wednesday (5 June) as a part of WA Week. We believe it is appropriate that during this week of celebrating, we continue to focus on and remember people in need within our community. Next week, Wednesday June 19, students will wear their pyjamas to school to raise money for Caritas. May we continue to walk in the footsteps of the Good Shepherd as we support others.
Some of our student leaders Anya Thomas, Alex Puca, Nicholas Martino, and Lara Toomath represented our school today at Newman College and presented the LifeLink committee with a Book of Love & Hope filled with prayers, pictures and messages from our children to those in need.

Holy Communion Weekend
This weekend we pray for our Year 4 students who will receive their First Holy Communion.
4B Saturday 15th June 6:00pm
4W Sunday 16th June 9:30am 

Have a great rest of the week….
Maura Killalea
Assistant Principal




School News Issue 17

School News Issue 17


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

Ben Church 6W, Bella Walsh 1B. Leon Petrollino 6B.



Interschool Sports Carnival
Congratulations are deserved to all the children who participated in last Thursday’s Lightning Carnival at Kingsway. All the children played with great effort and fairness and considering the differing ability levels and experience of the children, the results were outstanding.
My thanks to the staff who managed the teams, our wonderful parent coaches, ex student Josh McIntyre and the wonderful Mr Plant who did a lot of work behind the scenes.
Cross Country Carnival
We will be running the Cross Country Carnival this Friday June 14th starting at 9.00am.
A timetable for the day has been sent home.
Medal presentations will take place after lunch in the Undercover Area along with the Trophy for the winning team.

ROB NOSEDA- Physical Education


Dwarf Peas – we will be selling dwarf pea seedlings at the market stall this week Friday (as well as cherry tomatoes).
600mL Plastic Water Bottles – we need 20 of these for a Year 5 Science activity. If you have any we would love to recycle them for you. Please leave them in the Science Room

Tania Farcich- Science and Sustainability 


Lifelink Day was held on 5th June.
4 Student Councillors attended LikfeLink Day 2019 at Newman College with many other student leaders from other schools in WA. The day focuses on remembering people in need within the community – our ‘brothers and sisters’ right here ‘at home’ in WA. The Year 6 Student who represented our school were: Anya Thomas, Lara Toomath, Alex Puca and Nicholas Martino.
LifeLink Day provides a wonderful opportunity for students attending Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Perth, to join together to show their collective support for the many Church social service agencies – agencies which on behalf of us all, reach out to provide practical care and direct assistance to thousands of people in need within the community each year.
All students in the school were asked to contribute to LifeLink’s ‘Big Book of Love & Hope”
This book included messages of support and care to people in need
from Catholic school students in the Archdiocese of Perth. Our book was proudly presented by our Student Councillors.
The books from all of the different Catholic Schools will be displayed during the national Catholic Youth Festival which will be held here in Perth later this year. Afterwards, these books will be permanently displayed in the Archbishop’s Office, CEWA, given to our agencies, aged care facilities, hospitals etc.
To further assist this very worthwhile cause we will be having a
‘Pyjama Day’ next Thursday 20th June.
All students are invited to wear their pyjamas for a gold coin donation.
Students may wear pyjamas, slippers, dressing gown and also allowed to bring one small soft toy (not compulsory).
The work of LifeLink and St. Luke’s is indeed a positive demonstration of: Faith in Action.

Jill Pollard – Lifelink Co-Ordinator


Free July School Holiday Programs with Helping Minds

Do you know a student affected by or supporting a family member or friend with mental health challenges?

HelpingMinds is a not for profit mental health organisation that offers free school holiday programs for young people. Our programs are designed to be fun and interactive for participants, as we equip them with the tools they need to better deal with the challenges of every day life.

We have a variety of programs in the July schools holidays throughout the Perth metro area.

Midland                                                                                                           Thornlie 
Mindfulness Matters (Ages 8-12)                                                                Wellbeing Wonderland (Girls aged 8-12)

North Beach                                                                                                  Ellenbrook
YASS Squad (Ages 13-18)                                                                            Mindfulness Matters (Ages 8-12)
SSS! Strengths, Self-esteem, Self-care (Ages 8-12)

Places are limited and bookings are essential.

To register, or for more information, visit our website  or call us on 9427 7100.

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



Changes to uniform shop hours in week 7 and 8

Week 7- The uniform shop will be closed on Thursday 13/6.
Week 8- The uniform shop will be open on both Monday 17/6 & Thursday 20/6 between the hours of 8-10am & 2:30-3:30pm
Apologies for any inconvenience caused by these changes.

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.


LEADing Learning Issue 17

LEADing Learning Issue 17


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 17

Parish News Issue 17

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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