St Luke's Catholic Primary School


17 Duffy Terrace
Woodvale WA 6026
9306 6600

St Luke's

Catholic Primary School


Issue 34
Message from the Principal – Issue 34

Message from the Principal – Issue 34

Lest We Forget… We Pray for Peace
“And then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in the clouds’ with great power and glory, and then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the end of the earth to the end of the sky… But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
Mark 13:24-30

This evening our Year 3 children will celebrate their First Reconciliation. I wish to thank in advance Father Peter for celebrating this sacrament with our students, and reminding them of the relationship they are building with God, through the act of forgiveness. I also wish to thank in advance well their class teachers Mrs Peach, Mrs Frapple, Mrs Farcich, Mrs Della-Vedova and Mrs Dalglish for preparing the children so well. I also congratulate our parents on the support of their children on their Sacramental journey.

By tradition, the Catholic Church dedicates each month of the year to a certain devotion. In November, it is the Holy Souls. Praying for the dead, especially for those loved ones we have known, is a requirement of Christian charity. At school we will recall those loved ones who have passed away during our prayers throughout November. There will be a Book of Remembrance in the Church, in which you can write the names of those loved ones for whom families would like us to pray.

Remembrance Day is celebrated in Australia each year on the 11th of November. This Sunday, like all Australians our we will observe one minute of silence at 11.00 am, to remember those who have died or suffered for Australia’s cause in all wars and conflicts. While we honour and pray for those who have fought to protect this land and bring peace, we also focus on the place of peace in our own hearts, families and communities. We also pray for peace in this troubled world in which we live. Jesus is our model for true peace and shows us how to be makers of peace. By his suffering and death and in his rising to glorious life, we celebrate the life of the world everlasting.

St Francis’ Prayer is an important reflection on the peace we all need in our lives. He was born at Assisi in 1182. After a care free youth, he turned his back on inherited wealth and committed himself to God. Like many early saints, he lived a very simple life of poverty, and in so doing, gained a reputation of being the friend of animals. He established the rule of St Francis, which exists today as the Order of St. Francis, or the Franciscans. He died in 1226, aged 44.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to
be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

This is another reminder to all our families that our Annual Community Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 21 November, at 6.00 pm in the hall. I will be announcing staffing for 2019 at this meeting. After the formal proceedings, light refreshments will be available for a relaxing and social time.

Throughout this semester, I have been working with the staff, Board and P&F Exec to develop a Strategic Plan 2019-2021 for our school. This process will continue to evolve into early next year, Term One before the plan is finalised and ready for publication.

The Strategic Plan sets out the major goals, strategies and success criteria by which we hope to achieve them, for the next three years.

The process began last term with staff, Board and P&F Exec being surveyed of the strengths and weaknesses of the school. From there, these three groups worked to determine the priorities for the years ahead. In early 2019, this draft will be taken to a special meeting where parents can provide further input and debate into this plan. The Planning Groups will then consider the input from this meeting and this will help to further develop the plan. Once final decisions about strategic objectives, strategies and success criteria are made, we will be able to identify those parts of the plan which would be our goals commencing Term Two, 2019. A full brochure will be sent home to each family outlining our plans for the next three years. The date for this meeting will be communicated to the school community in next year’s Term One calendar.


With more than 5 million people ticking “Catholic” on the last Australian Census, the Plenary Council was always going to be ambitious in its efforts to connect with and hear from a large number of people.

At the end of September, the National Centre for Pastoral Research analysed the number of people who have been able to share their stories of life and faith with the Plenary Council. That number had smashed through the 10,000 mark, but as Plenary Council facilitator Lana Turvey-Collins said, that’s a good start, but it is just a beginning in an effort to reach as many people as possible.

In recent weeks, the Plenary Council has continued to reach into many parts of the Church and the wider community. In Sydney, Lana met with members of the various Eastern Catholic Churches, helping ensure their participation in a journey that incorporates the breadth of Catholic worship and tradition. In Townsville, Bishop Tim Harris meet with almost 200 members of the business community, and in Melbourne, Fr Noel Connolly SSC, from the Facilitation Team, visited a parish that is taking local outreach to the next level.

Andrew Kelly

Assistant Principal News Issue 34

Assistant Principal News Issue 34


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.

Year 4 Performance Assembly
Year 4 Parents – On Friday 9th November parents are invited to stay after the Year 4 Performance Assembly, for a cup of tea or coffee! Hope to see you there!



Jackie Hunt and Justin Kirry
Assistant Principals

School News Issue 34

School News Issue 34


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

Lainey Panizza 2W, Audrey Miller KB, Stella Martino PPB, Marcus Hoang 3B, William Hoang 3B, Mrs Spencer and Mrs Knight.


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.

Changes to trading at the Uniform Shop -Thursday 15 Nov

The Uniform Shop will be holding appointments for Pre-primary students to try-on and purchase their Year 1 summer uniforms on the date shown above. The shop will be busy and the change rooms will be in constant use during the morning opening hours for those students with appointments.

Families with students in other years and those without appointments are kindly asked to delay visiting until the afternoon opening time or another Thursday. Urgent, straightforward purchases that don’t require use of the change rooms may be possible at the discretion of shop staff on the day.

Apologies for any inconvenience this causes and thank you for your understanding.

Jodi Lyra – Uniform Shop Coordinator


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


Wednesday 14th November
Fundraiser to support Telethon Speech and Hearing
Students to bring a $2 gold coin donation to join the money trail from TSH to Library.
Dress: Crazy Socks and Hair Accessories (no coloured hair spray) and ‘faction uniform’.
There will be a Big Morning Tea (Hot Milo or Hot chocolate and a biscuit) for the students. Please get your child to bring their own plastic mug.


Inviting all parents and grandparents to the St Luke’s MADe concert.
DATE: Thursday 22nd November.
TIME: 8.10am :Art room will be open
8.45am: Concert will begin

Please join us afterwards for a lovely morning tea organised by our amazing P&F.


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.


Last week we held another market day with produce from our gardens as well as jars of coriander chilli jam made by Mr Kelly and 3B. It was great to see how well supported our stall was.

Don’t forget:
• Monday – waste free recess and lunches
• Aluminium Can/Ring Pulls – collection outside the office
• Battery Recycling – outside the office.

Tania Farcich – Sustainability Co Ordinator


Thank you to the P&F for funding the purchase of some large games that children can enjoy playing with during recess and lunch.
They are a hit!!!


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 34

LEADing Learning Issue 34


In class we have been reading ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ we decided to investigate bridges, the different types and their uses. We have few bridges at our school, one in the Kindy playground, Pre Primary playground, Junior playground and the other leads us to The Arts Centre. Check out some of our bridges below!

Religious Education Issue 34

Religious Education Issue 34

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

Parish News  Issue 34

Parish News Issue 34

Latest Parish Newsletter


Children’s Liturgy
Each Sunday during school term, at 9:30am mass, children of St Luke’s parish attend Children’s Liturgy.
The liturgy session is run by a group of four mum’s who are rostered on for two Sunday’s each school term. We are on the hunt for new recruits to join our team and we would love for you to consider joining us. You will be placed with an existing group who have experience in preparing and delivering the liturgy session. You will be required to arrange a Working With Children check and I can assist you with this paperwork.
Please contact Carissa Merton (Coordinator) on 0431 935 449 (call or text) if you are interested.

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

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 –

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


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