St Luke's Catholic Primary School
Catholic Primary School
Message from the Principal – Issue 29
Holiday Time – Take Time
Take time to think, it is the source of power.
Take time to play, it is the secret of perpetual youth.
Take time to read, it is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray, it is the greatest power on earth.
Take time to love and be loved, it is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly, it is the road to happiness.
Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul.
Take time to give, it is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work, it is the price of success.
Take time to do charity, it is the key to heaven.
Good deeds are links that form a chain of love – Saint Teresa of Calcutta
This is the final newsletter for a very busy term! The ten weeks have gone very quickly and once again so much has been packed into them! As I look back on the happenings of the term, I see the many groups of our school community all working together to create this vibrant learning community and I know that we have all enjoyed many blessings from God and from each other, in our journey together.
Athletics Carnival – Congratulations to Mr Noseda for another successful and smooth running Athletics Carnival last Thursday. The students’ behaviour and performance was exceptional throughout the day. Congratulations to Laurence House, Green Faction for a great win. Thank you to all the staff for helping setup and support Mr Noseda throughout the day and thank you to the many parents and grandparents who attended to cheer on the children. A special thank you to Mr Plant for marking the oval and helping with the setting up and packing away afterwards and to Mrs Hunt for being our MC for the day.
Ethan Gets LOUD
On Thursday 13th September, Ethan Mackie (6 W) spoke at Parliament House about Telethon Speech and Hearing as part of its promotion of the Get LOUD campaign. Ethan presented his speech to Premier Mark McGowan and other members of Parliament to encourage their participation in the fundraiser. Also present was Nathan, Nat and Shane from Nova FM. Ethan’s enthusiasm and confidence impressed everyone as he spoke about his hearing loss and how he is supported at St. Luke’s by the TSH Outpost program. Congratulations Ethan on being such a wonderful ambassador for St. Luke’s and TSH.
Confirmation – On behalf of our school community, I congratulate our Year 6 students on receiving, the Sacrament of Confirmation last Friday evening. They participated fully and were extremely reverent throughout the sacramental celebration. I extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to Father Peter as our celebrant. I also wish to thank Michelle for her coordination of the Parish Program. I am extremely proud of the way in which Mrs Main and Mrs Fieldhouse have worked alongside the Parish to ensure the Sacrament of Confirmation is a significant experience for our students in their faith journey. I wish to also thank the wonderful parents for their support in helping prepare their child throughout this term. Finally, thank you to Mrs Longbottom for coordinating the music and to Francis for setting the Church up for Confirmation so beautifully.
Congratulations to O’Connor for being the Winning House, attaining the most raffle tickets this term. You will have a free sausage sizzle for lunch this Friday. The totals finished as follows:
McSweeney – 319
O’Connor – 360
Laurence – 291
MacKillop – 317
ICAS Testing – At our school, we celebrate that nearly 30 students (per subject) have opted to participate in this extra-curricular event. The ICAS is an independent, skills-based assessment program which recognises and rewards student achievement. The assessments comprise of eight learning areas. These include Digital Technologies, English, Maths, Science, Spelling and Writing. I wish to thank Mrs Ann-Maree Simmonds and Mrs Menchetti for facilitating this opportunity at our school.
3 Year Old Pre Kindy Enrolments –We are offering two full days of 3 Year Old Pre Kindy for 2019. Currently, we have full enrolments for Thursday and have only 5 places left for Friday. Very exciting times for our school.
4 Year Old Kindy – I have currently enrolled 42 families for 2020 with only 18 places remaining. To our currently enrolled families this is a reminder to ensure your enrolment forms are in to the office as soon as possible. If you know of any families wishing to enrol, please direct them to the school office to complete an enrolment form.
I wish to thank all my staff at St Luke’s who continually give 100% to all the children in our school. They are all amazing individuals who work so collaboratively. They are an awesome team! The displays in all of the classrooms and learning areas are a credit to the students and their teachers, for the variety of activities as well as the achievements and progress made by the children. St Luke’s certainly is a special and wonderful school!
A very big thank you also to our P&F who work tirelessly to raise funds so we can continually improve school resources and the learning journey of all children in our school. Currently, the P&F are focusing on nature play and loose parts play for all of our children.
Thank you to the School Board for their support in my endeavours to have a future focus for our school. All our Board members do a tremendous job in making many important financial decisions and keeping our school financially viable.
Finally, I wish to thank each child at St Luke’s for contributing something very special and wonderful. We are so proud of all the outstanding work you have completed and thank you for being such beautiful, caring and amazing little people.
Happy Holidays – As we come to the end of the term, we see a lot of tired and frazzled faces. However, the incredible work and effort that has occurred this term has never been short of amazing. It is now time to rejuvenate and refresh for another action packed term. Term Four resumes for students on Tuesday, 9th October with students wearing their Summer Uniform. Monday, 8th October will see St Luke’s and Mater Dei staff coming together for a faith formation professional development day.
Code of Conduct Statement 8
You support all members of the school community in making informed decisions about students.
1. You recognise that parents are the first educators of their children and equal partners in the education of students.
2. You understand that each member of the school community has skills, experience and knowledge that may be a unique resource that can be directed towards the safety and well-being of students.
3. You listen to everyone with courtesy and respect.
4. You treat the opinions of parents and school staff about the education and well-being of students with respect and dignity, even if you do not agree with it or believe it is misinformed or misguided.