St Luke's Catholic Primary School


17 Duffy Terrace
Woodvale WA 6026
9306 6600

St Luke's

Catholic Primary School


Issue 38
Message from the Principal – Issue 38

Message from the Principal – Issue 38

Lord Jesus,
At this time of year we so often get caught up in the mad frenzy of buying presents, writing cards and catching up with friends and family, that we forget the true meaning of this Advent Season. Help us to stop and reflect on the gift of your birth to all of us. Teach us how to slow down and see the wonder and the glory of this time. Amen

In writing my last newsletter for 2018, I am able to reflect on just what a unique and special place St Luke’s is to be a part of. Sometimes we, as humans, forget to stop and smell the roses. Our school and parish are just the most amazing places, filled with many wonderful and vibrant people. I want to thank each and everyone one of you for supporting me and helping make me settle in this year.

I wish to take this opportunity to remind you all of the words of Catherine McAulay:
“God does not bestow all His choicest blessings on one person. He did not give to St. Peter what He gave to St. Paul nor to either what He gave to St. John.”

Our Graduation and Thanksgiving Mass today, was a wonderful celebration of a very busy year together, as we celebrated the achievements, and gave thanks for the many blessings received by all of us. Our Catholic faith is the heart of our school and so it is fitting, that our final celebration together, is one centred on the Eucharist and our community of faith. As always, our students were reverent participants in the Mass and are a credit to their teachers and parents. Also, many thanks to the many parents, grandparents and friends, who were able to make the time, to enjoy this celebration with us.

Congratulations to Our Graduating Year Six Students. We wish them well, as they continue their journey to secondary education, and we thank them for the gift of their presence and contributions to St Luke’s School during their time here. Thank you also to all the members of the St Luke’s teaching team for their support and contribution to all of our students’ during 2018 – their constant commitment to our students is truly a gift to this community. We especially acknowledge Mrs Main and Mrs Fieldhouse for their wonderful commitment to teaching and preparing the children for their transition to High School.

Tonight will be a wonderful evening with our Christmas Concert! I look forward to seeing many families come together to enjoy the children entertain us with the Nativity presented by Pre Primary and Christmas Carols sung by Year 1-6 classes. Sausage sizzle is from 5pm and from 5.45pm all the children need to be ready for a 6pm start.


Thursday, 6 December – Year Six to attend Adventure World. Reports will be available via SEQTA Engage.

Friday, 7 December – St Luke’s Fun Day. Pre Primary will be having their own fun day. Last day of the year for students.

Meetings with Teachers about Semester Two Reports
Parents who feel the need to meet with their child’s class teacher regarding the Semester Two Report can do so on Tuesday, 11 December from 8.40am until 10.40am. Please make the appointment directly with your child’s class teacher and NOT the Office.

One Change to School Uniform for 2019
In consultation with staff and Mrs Jodi Lyra, sneakers will no longer need to be all black. Students will be able to wear sneakers of any colour except those which are all fluoro. Sneakers will need to be of a supportive style designed for sports activities. ‘Street’ style casual sneakers which do not adequately support the foot during sport making injury more likely and high top sneakers will not be allowed. If you wish to continue having your child wear all black sneakers next year, this will be acceptable too. Except for Kindy and Pre Primary who will now be required to wear the school sport uniform.

Professional Development Dates for 2019:

Teachers Return – 31 January and 1 February
Students return – Monday 4 February
Friday, 15 March – PD Day
Last day of term – Friday 12 April

Students return – Monday, 29 April
Friday, 31 May – PD Day
Friday 5 July – Last day of term

Students return – Monday 22 July
Thursday, 26 September Last day of term for students
Friday, 27 September – PD Day Last day of term for staff

Students return – Monday, 14 October
Friday, 8 November – PD Day
11 November – Catholic Day (No students at school)

I take this opportunity to wish you all God’s blessings for this very Holy Season, and may you remain safe during the holidays and return rested and renewed on Monday, 4 February, 2019.
Peace be with you all. “Open your presents at Christmas time but be thankful year round for the gifts you receive.” – Lorinda Ruth Lowen.


God bless you and May the Force Be With You….Always!

Andrew Kelly

Assistant Principal News Issue 38

Assistant Principal News Issue 38

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL NEWS 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!

Reporting – SEQTA Engage As in previous reporting semesters, your children’s reports can be accessed via SEQTA engage website or through an app for both Apple and Android device. Please note that you will need to know your login details as they are not saved to the device. If you do not remember your password, you can reset a reset email password by simply clicking on ‘forgot my password’. Please note that the emailed link is only valid for one hour. Sometimes, the email may be found in your junk/spam folder. If you do not know your username or the associated email address, please do not hesitate to contact the office. Please do not call SEQTA directly, as they will be unable to assist and redirect you back to the school.

Seesaw At the end of the year, the classroom teacher will archive their class. Family members will have 60 days to download a .zip archive of their child’s journal, including images, videos, voice recordings, captions for free. When a class is archived, Seesaw will automatically notify family members with instructions on how to download the .zip archive. After a class has been archived for 60 days, family members will no longer have access to the class. Please click on this link to on the steps for how families can download an archive of their work. Or

Jackie Hunt and Justin Kirry
Assistant Principals

School News Issue 38

School News Issue 38


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

Jayden Tatasciore 4B, Jake Bird 6B, Laoise McAleer 6B, Leah McGaffin 6W, Olivia Thomas 5B, Hayley Mortlock PPW,                    Sienna Yozzi PPW, Heidi Gaudoin 2B, Riley Panizza 5W, Hayley O’Reilly PPB, Mitchell Cailes 4W, Isabel Harris KW,                              Ella Buckingham 6B, Joshua Safy 6B, Ella Toomath KB, Olivia Spiteri PPB, Zach Richardson 3B, Elia Musto PPB, Roman Dippolito 2W,  Molly Nolan 3B, Kieran Lydon 2W, Charli Armstrong 4B, Maeya Green KB, Jake Henry PPW, Stefan Indelicato 1W, Talia Taddei PPW, Addison Bidwell 2W, Tess Meeres KB, Anne Devlin 5W, Mikayla Henry 5B, Nicholas Martino 5W, Travis Day KB, Ilana Russo 3W,    Sierra Chapman 4W, Charlotte Roach 4W, Liam Ness 5W.



This year’s end of year Christmas Carols is a whole school function and all students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 are expected to attend. The school and P&F will be cooking a sausage sizzle and be selling them for $2.00 each from 5pm. Students are asked to meet their teacher on the grassed area at 5.45pm, unless advised by their class teacher. The carols will commence at 6pm.
• Students are welcome to wear something ‘Christmassy’ such as Angel, Shepard, Christmas shirt, bells, tinsel etc.
• Parents will need to bring their own rug.
• Playground equipment on the grass area will be out of bounds and sports equipment is not permitted on the night.
• Please ensure that all younger and older children must be seated with parents during the concert.
• We welcome all family members – grandparents, aunts, uncles etc.


On Friday, 7 December, we will be having a Water Fun Day at school. Four inflatables (water slides and obstacle course) have been ordered and will be setup on the oval for the Year 1-  6 children to play on throughout the day. Each year level will have a set time to play on the equipment. The company, Active Games and Entertainment, provide qualified staff to monitor the equipment and St Luke’s staff will also be present.

On the day, students will require:
• Bathers under their sports uniform
• towel
• thongs
• sunscreen
• rashie or t-shirt to wear while on the slides
• bag for wet clothes and towel

As the equipment will be outside, all children must wear a rashie or t-shirt and hat while on the slides.


Uniform Shop hours for the remainder of 2018
Thursday 6/12 8-10am & 2:30-3:30pm

Uniform Shop hours for 2019
Thursday 31/1 9-12noon before Term 1 commences
Thursdays during term 8-10am & 2:30-3:30pm

Uniform Shop volunteers for 2019
I am looking for some new volunteers to join our team in the uniform shop in 2019. Please note that lifting, stretching and climbing a ladder is required in the shop so be sure that you are capable of these activities before volunteering.
Volunteers are usually given one shift per term during the shop’s Thursday morning trading hours of 8 – 10am. If you would like more information please call in to the uniform shop, contact me by email at or phone the uniform shop on 9306 6613 on Thursdays.
If you would like to volunteer please follow this link

Jodi Lyra
Uniform Shop Manager


The St Luke’s Catholic Primary School Board in consultation with the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia has set tuition fees and other charges for 2019.
Charges are reviewed annually and parents informed of any changes that occur.


Tuition 1st Child $1887.00
2nd Child (discounted by 20%) 1510.00
3rd Child (discounted by 40%) 1132.00
4th Child (No charge)

Amenities Pre- Primary to Year 3 161.00
Year 4 to Year 6 195.00

Excursion Pre-primary to Year 6 170.00

Sacramental Year 6 Confirmation 20.00
Sacramental Year 4 Eucharist 15.00
Sacramental Year 3 Reconciliation 15.00

Graduation Year 6 35.00
Camp Year 6 330.00

Building Levy per family 377.00

ICT Levy per family 124.00

P & F Levy 1st Child 30.00
P & F Levy 2nd Child 25.00
P & F Levy 3rd Child 10.00
P & F Levy 4th Child (no charge)


Tuition 1st Child 1132.00
2nd Child (discounted 20%) 906.00
3rd Child (discounted 40%) 679.00
4th Child (No charge)
Amenities and Book List 135.00
Building Levy Per family 226.00
P & F Levy (At the third child rate) 10.00


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Private instrumental tuition is available at St Luke’s, with Kim Williams (AMEB Prac & Theory, Suzuki,WWC) a teacher with 20 years experience!! . Please contact Kim if you would like to enrol your child/ren for flute or piano lessons in 2019.-0408946793

Through music, we nurture, inspire & ignite your child’s development in all aspects of education.



Next Year Keyed Up Music will be teaching Guitar Lessons after school. Lessons start from $17.55 for a group lesson. If you are interested please ring Therese on 1300 366 243 or enrol at


Sacred Heart College has employed Creating Communities and developed a survey seeking views on the community’s use of our College facilities. Recently the City of Joondalup Councillors voted to refuse our application to allow the community to hire our RNDM Theatre and Gymnasium. The survey only takes 10 minutes to complete and there is a $250 prize on offer. We would appreciate the support of our local Catholic school parents whose children may have danced in our theatre or seen shows there.

Your feedback will greatly assist us in better understanding the key issues and opportunities to improve our school and our place in the community.

Any questions can be directed to Mr Peter Bothe, Principal on 9246 8201.

Peter Bothe
(08) 9246 8201


Early in 2019, Mercedes College will commence interviewing Year 5 students who are due to start Year 7 in 2021. If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes College and have not yet requested an information pack, please contact Mrs Julie Lamb on 9323 1340 or email as soon as possible. Further information about enrolments is available on our website,


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


Transitioning from primary to secondary school is an exciting time for kids. Learning how to travel independently on public transport is one of many new experiences students will face.
If you have a child heading to high school next year, use the Get on Board website to help get them started using Transperth.
Visit to find out more!


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