St Luke's Catholic Primary School


17 Duffy Terrace
Woodvale WA 6026
9306 6600

St Luke's

Catholic Primary School


Issue 33
Message from the Principal – Issue 33

Message from the Principal – Issue 33

Prayer for All Saints Day
Dear God, thank you for the example of the Saints.
I desire to join in their company, worshipping you forever in Heaven.
Please help me follow their footsteps, and yours, Jesus Christ.
Please help me to conform myself to Your image, seeking Your will in all things, as the Saints did.
Please help me to devote myself, and all that I do, to Your glory, and to the service of my neighbours.

All Saints and All Souls’ Day

All Saints Day, November 1, the day on which Catholics celebrate all the saints, known and unknown, is a surprisingly old feast. It arose out of the Christian tradition of celebrating the martyrdom of saints on the anniversary of their martyrdom. When martyrdoms increased during the persecutions of the late Roman Empire, local dioceses instituted a common feast day in order to ensure that all martyrs, known and unknown, were properly honoured.

All Souls’ Day, November 2, also known as the Feast of All Souls, follows All Saints’ Day (November 1). Both days mark a period for some churches, including the Catholic Church, to remember the saints in Christian history and to pray for people who have passed away. All Souls’ Day is traditionally a time for the Christian community to remember deceased family members and friends.

From My Readings……

Keeping our children well
During this time of the year it is important to reflect on the mental and physical demands we place on our children. It is important to keep in mind that exhausted, stressed and depressed children and frantic parents desperate to make their children succeed, is a worrying aspect of modern parenting which focuses on anxiety about children and over-identification with children’s performance. These harried children are more likely to suffer from profound feelings of insecurity and anxiety in later life, no matter how successful the after-school tutoring, fish oil tablets, baroque music and homework done by parents have made them. We need to ask ourselves when does normal parenting help and support, become a takeover with the underlying message to children that they are not clever enough to stand on their own two feet and do things themselves? Experts offer some advice which may come as a relief to parents as well as children. It is important to remember we need to ensure balance in all we do for ourselves and our children.

It is important:
To appreciate children as they are.

To ensure basic warmth exists between a parent and a child – listening, words of empathy and laughter.

To stand back a step. Support, applaud and assist, but don’t hover anxiously like a ‘helicopter’ parent. Parents don’t need to become over-involved to the point of obsession in their children’s academic, sporting performance or relationship development.

To keep our expectations high, but realistic. Accept that most people are average, yet still manage to lead happy, productive lives. Good behaviour and manners, a positive attitude and conscientious work habits will help most children to do well at school and in life.

To reassure our children that they can’t be good at everything. Then give them the space to discover and develop their own strengths. Admire the achievements of other people’s children without trying to make your children emulate them – or feel inadequate if they can’t.

To understand that discipline is vital, but doesn’t just mean punishment. Be consistent – that helps children develop self-control. Live according to the values you preach to them.

To spend time together. Eat your evening meal together as often as possible. Involve your children in as many rituals as possible – worship, sports, visits to grandparents, birthday celebrations and family get-togethers.

Andrew Kelly

Assistant Principal News Issue 33

Assistant Principal News Issue 33


Twitter @stlukeswoodvale
St Luke’s has a Twitter account! The purpose of this account is to publicise the wonderful things our staff and students do and share with a global audience! How can you support us? Follow and retweet our amazing posts!

2019 Booklists
Booklists have been sent home. Orders need to be placed by Friday 9th November 2018. Booklists are also available on our website on our school Information tab-

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hampers
It is that time of year again!!! We have started collecting non perishable items for our CHRISTMAS HAMPERS. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Please bring your donations in by Friday 16th November.



Jackie Hunt and Justin Kirry
Assistant Principals

Student Achievements Issue 33

Student Achievements Issue 33

Merit Award Winners

Congratulations to the following students who have been chosen by their teachers to receive merit awards, to be presented at this Friday’s Assembly.

                      Year                              Blue                                     White
                  Pre Primary  Mattea Rollini  Hazel Roach
                       One  Armani Latouche
                       Two  Zack Hanney  Jude England
                       Four  Samuel Pudsey Cayla Hamilton-Browne Bronte Lewis  Lylian Laws
                       Five  Emily Walker  Sofia Ballerini  Isla Magistro  Leon Petrollino
                    HASS  Joshua Joyce  Asha Murphy




School News Issue 33

School News Issue 33


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

Cohen Edmonds 1B, Mercedes Pearce 3W, Alyssa Zimmerman 4B, Amy Tayler PPW, Olivia Pudelek 1B, Finn Barrett 4W, Emily Walker 5B, Scarlett Holst PPB, Anya Thomas 5W, Mrs Bourke.



Parents please be aware that we have had a few students who have contracted School Sores (Impetigo) in the past few weeks. Impetigo is a common, acute bacterial infection of the skin caused by staphylococcal or streptococcal bacteria. Symptoms include itchy pustules and scabs. This disease is highly contagious.

Please click on the Dept of Health website for further details-

If you think your child has symptoms of this disease please check with your doctor. They will need to given antibiotics and will not be able to return to school until 24hrs after they have commenced the course and all lesions must be covered with a waterproof dressing.


A reminder that booklist orders for 2019 need to be ordered through Campion before Friday 9th November. The lists are available on our website under the Information tab- Booklists 2019 or click on this link


Free After School Tennis Group

In Term 4 I will be running an After School Tennis Group for interested students from Year 4 to 6. This is funded by the Sporting Schools Grants through the Australian Government, as such there is no cost to parents.  The sessions will be cancelled if the weather is poor.

Rob Noseda Phys Ed Teacher


A HUGE thank you to our St Luke’s families for supporting Bandanna Day last Friday!!!! Helping families with children who are going through cancer is such a worthwhile cause and our school has contributed $1500 to this wonderful charity.

Di Frapple and Cathy Ham

SAMARITAN’S PURSE – Operation Christmas Child – Shoebox Appeal

Thank you to the whole school community for your phenomenal support of Operation Christmas Child. We have given 175 boxes to this appeal!!!

Trish Main and Jo Fieldhouse


The BRAVE Program is an interactive, online program for the prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety. The programs are free, and provide ways for children and teenagers to better cope with their worries. There are also programs for parents.

Click on the link for further details –

Ann Peart
School Social Worker


Last week many of our Year 6 students enjoyed Orientation Days as part of their transition into their chosen high school next year !!!

We heard that they had lots of fun and are sure that they are looking forward to this new chapter in their lives!!!



Is your child currently in Year 4?
Interviews for prospective students commencing at Mater Dei College for Year 7 2021, begin in February 2019. If you have not submitted your child’s Application form, please contact the Enrolments Officer, Mrs Ang Lourens, on or 9405 4777

LEADing Learning Issue 33

LEADing Learning Issue 33


This week in our Digital Technologies session with Mr Kirry, we have been looking at what makes a good photo, a good photo. We learnt about some photography principles such as lighting, rule of thirds and leading lines. We used these principles and took photos using the camera app on our iPads. Mr Kirry taught us how to use a new app called Aviary, to manipulate and ‘Photoshop’ a photo by adjusting the brightness, contrast, saturation levels, cropping and blurring our parts of the photo.

Parish News  Issue 33

Parish News Issue 33

Latest Parish Newsletter


The choir will continue to meet each Wednesday afternoon, at 2.15pm, after hymn singing, in the music room with Mrs Longbottom. All Year 3-6 students are welcome to attend.
Mrs Longbottom –

Youth Group
The next Grades 4 – 6 celebration has been rescheduled to Friday, 9th November, in the Parish Hall.
Contact –

If you have any queries about the Parish News, please contact Trish Main:


Religious Education Issue 33

Religious Education Issue 33

Reconciliation Dates – Term 4

Parent Workshop Wednesday  24th October 5pm and
This will be held in the Dance Hall.

Sacrament of Reconciliation Wednesday 7th November 6pm

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