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St Luke's Catholic Primary School


17 Duffy Terrace
Woodvale WA 6026
9306 6600

St Luke's

Catholic Primary School


Message from the Principal – Issue 10

help me to remember to come to you when I am feeling overwhelmed.
You promise to take my heavy burdens, and replace them
with the things that are much easier to carry.
When I am tired and sad, remind me to come to you,
the One who loves me, and let me rest in you.


Matthew 11:25.30

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Community Members,

We have updated our newsletter format to a more user friendly layout to enable you to view on your mobile devices. This is consistent with our approach to 21st century learning.

I take this opportunity to thank my staff for their outstanding work and commitment to our St Luke’s family, and to parents for their continual support of our school. I think we are all ready for a rest and a holiday, and I pray that the next two weeks will be a happy, peaceful time for everyone. I also wish to thank all children for their hard work and commitment to learning and look forward to continuing our journey next term.

Thank you to the P&F and School Board for their hard work once again and for their commitment to our school’s vision, and rainbow values.

I wish you all a wonderful break— and look forward to Term 2, which begins for the children on Tuesday, 1 May. A two-week change-over period will be permitted before the children need to wear their Winter Uniform. A reminder Monday, 30 April is a Pupil Free Day when staff will be working together to plan and implement aspects of our school improvement agenda.

Staff Announcement
It is with great pleasure I can announce Miss Michelle Horrocks has been appointed as our new Art teacher for the remainder of this year, starting term two. Michelle currently works at Madeley Primary School (3 days) and comes to us as a highly regarded Art Specialist. On behalf of the whole school community, I wish to thank Mrs Marian Fenton for teaching Art this term and thank her for her wonderful hard work and contribution to the learning of the children. Marian, you have provided a fabulous start to Art lessons for the children. We have so enjoyed working with you and thank you for what is a significant contribution to our community. You leave with our best wishes!.

Here is a great achievement from some of the Yr5 boys (plus 1 x Yr3 boy). The boys mentioned below started a Basketball team (The Cavaliers) in 2016 at Warwick Leisure Centre on Saturday mornings. They played each week and were thrashed by sometimes 50 points.

This season they were forced to enter the U12’s division even though 90% of the team were not even 10 years of age. They have worked so hard and have shown such dedication. Saturday just gone the boys played the semi final and won by 2 points and now they have finally made a Grand Final for the first time. The Grand Final is this Saturday 14/04 starting at 10:00am on Court 3. We wish the team the very best for this Saturday!

They have shown their St Luke’s values all season amongst each other and the other teams. They are great little sportsmen who are super proud of their achievement.

The Cavaliers
Nicholas Martino
Leon Petrolino
Ben Hazell
Levi Cadd
Josh Hunt
Jack Hewitt
Leon Martino (Yr 3)

Interviewing the Minister for the Environment
Yesterday afternoon Finn Donnelly had an opportunity to meet The Honorable Stephen Dawson MLC , Minister for the Environment.   The Year 6 Blue class collated some questions for Finn to ask the Minister:

Did you contribute to the banning of plastic bags in WA?
Yes, I implemented the legislation here in WA. It comes into effect on 1st July

Do you have any power or control over the live animal exports/trade? We want it stopped.
This is a federal issue but WA is trying to bring in legislation to restrict numbers and time of year.

Are black cockatoos a protected species? If not, why?
Habitats are the issue here as they prefer eating the cones of non native pine tree, like the ones at Wangara, so they have to re- establish native trees.

Will recreational fishing ever be banned? Or will there be more restrictions?
No plans at this stage.

Parent Online Survey
We are inviting parents to provide feedback on their experience of our school using an online survey . The surveys are an important part of our whole school evaluation and planning process. We would like to invite you to complete the Tell Them From Me (TTFM) Partners in Learning survey. As we value the role of parents and carers within our school community we would greatly appreciate your feedback. The information you provide will be used to maintain our commitment to working together in partnership to further improve student learning and wellbeing at St Luke’s Catholic Primary School.

The survey is anonymous and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. You are able to access the parent survey on your computer or mobile device by using the URL below:

Winter Uniform
A reminder to all parents that next term all students are required to be in winter uniform. To assist parents and students in this transition, a two-week change-over period will be permitted. However, all students are required to be in full winter uniform by the commencement of Week 3. Please refer to the Uniform Policy on the school website for further information


St Luke’s will now be conducting Sibling Interviews for Kindergarten.
Interviews for those siblings already enrolled for Kindy 2019, will commence early in Term 2. Appointments will be arranged for families to attend an interview with either Mrs Hunt (Assistant Principal), Mr Baker (Assistant Principal) or myself. St Luke’s School will operate two concurrent Kindergarten groups next year with the days of attendance being Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday ~ 8.35am -2.40pm.

Thank you for your wonderful support, which has made this term such a great one. Have a fabulous holiday! See you after the break.

Term One Learning Journey
This last newsletter for term one is dedicated to the outstanding work by all staff and students. We have had a jam packed eleven weeks and the learning has happened in earnest. Please enjoy the collection of photos taken throughout the term of all the wonderful learning that has taken place. Here is a snapshot of some of the learning that has taken place: the Arts, in classrooms, excursions to Kings Park and ANZAC House, STEM activities in the Learning Hub, Harmony Day, Whadjuk Gift shirts designed by the Year 5 classes, Maths investigations, Visible Learning Maths activities in Kindy, Swimming Carnivals, Music, Geography work, Italian, Buddies, Stations of the Cross, Reading Recovery, SEDA Sports, Library and much, much more! Congratulations on an action-packed term of smiles, learning and fun!

Please click on the photo to see a snap shot of the wonderful things our children have been doing during Term 1.


Andrew Kelly


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