St Luke's Catholic Primary School


17 Duffy Terrace
Woodvale WA 6026
9306 6600

St Luke's

Catholic Primary School


Issue 35
Message from the Principal – Issue 35

Message from the Principal – Issue 35

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
There is no law against such things.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.
Holy Spirit we ask you to be with us, as we look to deepen our commitment, to teaching in light of the Catholic faith.
May your fruits be ever present as we learn, grow and teach for the sake of Christ’s Gospel. Amen

A very special thank you and congratulations to our wonderful, amazing Pre Primary children and teachers for leading us in the Remembrance Day service on Monday. It was a very reverent and reflective service, well done to all the readers from different classes. Thank you Mrs McIntyre, Mrs Knight, Mrs Billi, Mrs Rocchiccioli, Mrs Ritchie and Mrs Doyle for preparing the children so well.




Look at what our Year Three classes have been up to over the past two weeks! Both Year Three classes have been cooking Chili and Coriander Jam with fresh produce grown in our vegetable gardens. Before assembly, the children have been selling their produce making a healthy profit. All money raised goes back into buying more seedlings for the children to grow. We will have our last market garden at the Year 3 performance assembly on Friday, 30 November.



Congratulations to our Student Council and Mrs Pollard for organising the ‘Let’s Get Loud Day’ and morning tea. It wonderful day was had by everyone!

Tomorrow the 4 Year Old Kindy staff will be having their orientation meeting with the parents and children coming to our beautiful school for the first time in 2019. This will take place in the Kindy classrooms.

Tomorrow our choir will be singing songs to the elderly at Brightwater Care. Thank you in advance to Mrs Longbottom for organising this. This is a wonderful example of community service – Making Jesus Real in action.MA

We wish three of our Student Council an enjoyable day at the Youth Summit, hosted by Chisholm Catholic College. A report from the students will be in next week’s newsletter.

Principal Away Thursday and Friday: I will be away from school this Thursday and Friday, returning Monday of Week 7.

Next Thursday, 22 November is our MADe Showcase while also celebrating our grandparents who do so much in our school community to support the children. We are all looking forward to this very special celebration. This will take place from 8.35am in the undercover area with morning tea for our grandparents and parents.

Some staff and I will be having a meeting with any parents wishing to hear the school’s decision about swimming lessons for 2019. In short, with the high bus costs plus swimming instructor fees being $120.00 per child (bus costs $57.00 per child); time spent on the bus instead of in the classroom; disruptions to already established routines and the many families who currently organise their own swimming lessons; we as a staff have decided not to have swimming lessons for 2019. We will be happy to review this again for 2020 if the need arises. Staff will be happy to meet with any parents wishing to attend next Tuesday, 20 November at 3.10pm in the library to listen to any feedback about our decision.

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.

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.

Andrew Kelly

Assistant Principal News Issue 35

Assistant Principal News Issue 35


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

This year at St Luke’s we are supporting the Vinnies Christmas Appeal. Vinnies can only distribute non-perishable food items and are unable to accept pre-opened packaged, second-hand or gift-wrapped items. Please ensure all food items have a long expiry/best before date.

We have only received a small number of donations. If you could send these in before Friday 30 November.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

MADe Concert

Just a reminder that we have our annual MADE (Music, Art, Dance, Extravaganza) next Thursday 22nd November at 8.35am until 10.40am. All parents and grandparents are welcome to join us. A morning tea will be provided after the performance.

Jackie Hunt and Justin Kirry
Assistant Principals

School News Issue 35

School News Issue 35


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

Penelope Miller 1B  Olivia Morgan 1B  Nicole Enright 6B  Asha Merton 1B Valentina Ielati 3W  Ryder Carlino 2B  Josh Hunt 5W  Craig Barriero 5B  Leah McDonough 5B   Miss D’Onofrio  Mrs Lyra  Ms Dean

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

MADe CONCERT         

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.

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


Reduce, Reuse, Recycling
At the recent market stalls we raised over $200 for our future sustainability projects. Thank you to everyone who bought our produce and jars of chilli coriander jam. If you have finished with the jar, can you please return it washed so that we can reuse it. $1 will be taken off any future purchases that you buy. Just a reminder:
• Waste free lunchboxes – every Monday
• Battery recycling – outside the office
• Aluminium can/ring pull recycling – outside the office

Tania Farcich – Sustainability Co Ordinator


When kids have anxious thoughts or feelings, a common response from the adults in their lives is to step in and solve the problem. But by helping children avoid scary situations, you’re reinforcing and fuelling their anxiety. Please click on this link for helpful information-

Ann Peart

School Social Worker


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

Student Achievements Issue 35

Student Achievements Issue 35

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
Two  Jared Villaroya  Oliver Santoro  Fabian Latouche
Four  Mia Brown  Jorja Kimber  Melissa Harris  Anthony Vrebac  Chloe Hastie
Five  Logan Hopkins  Mia Knight
HASS  Lydia Smokrovic  Charlotte Roach  Jacob Richmond
PE  Mia Uusimaki  Hayley Mortlock
SUPPORT  Lachlan McKinnon  Cohen Edmonds  Isabella Gullotto  Isabella Puca  Alex Dale  Charlie Frapple  Coen McCombe-Haney

Congratulations to our Year 4, 5 and 6 students who participated in the ICAS English and Mathematics Examinations last term. The following students did extremely well and we will present them with their certificates at assembly this Friday.

Merit, Credit (Cr), Distinction (Dis) High Distinction (H Dis)

Year 4  Rebecca Millad (Cr)  Isaac Nguyen (Cr)  Mia Tayler (Dis)  Chantelle McArthur (Merit) Delano Dias (Cr) Andre Rebullar (Cr) Mia Tayler (Dis)  Isaac Nguyen (Dis)  Miguel Villaroya (Dis)
Year 5  Matthew Ekers (Merit)  Emily Walker (Merit) Isla Gaudoin  (Cr)  Emily Logan (Merit)  Joshua Hunt (Merit)  Emily Walker       (Merit)  Ashton Lewis (Cr)  Julian Pugliese (Cr)  Anya Thomas (Cr)  Beatrice Yu (Cr)
Year 6 Ella Buckingham (Merit) Xander Vinciguerra (Merit) Gabriella Leeks (Cr)  Ethan Mackie (Cr)  Joshua Nguyen (Cr)  Chenoa Mason (Dis)  Ella McAfee (Dis)  Ethan Mackie (Merit)  James Neal (Cr) Joshua Nguyen   (H Dis)


Ava Vlahov (4W) recently represented High Flyers Trampoline & Gymnastics Academy in Singapore at the 2018 Prime Gymnastics International Invitational competition. Out of 38 competitors from around the globe in Level 4, Ava placed 4th on the uneven bars, and 7th overall. Congratulations on a fantastic effort Ava.

LEADing Learning Issue 35

LEADing Learning Issue 35


This week in Kindy White we have been making our hands strong by rolling & cutting play dough and cutting rose petals and herbs from out Kindy garden. Our classroom smelt divine!  We have been talking about the Christmas story and drawing Nativity pictures and working together outside to put the letters of the alphabet in order. Lot’s of learning and lots of play!

Parish News  Issue 35

Parish News Issue 35

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

Thank you to the youth group leaders for a fantastic celebration last Friday night!  There was a huge turnout of students from St Luke’s P.S. 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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