St Luke's Catholic Primary School
Catholic Primary School
School News Issue 24
Congratulations to the following students and staff who are celebrating their birthdays during this week.
Xavier Da Silva 2W, Georgina Mackle 3B, Davis Natoli KB, Alex More 5B, Tommy Wilkie KB, Josephine Firth 3B, Mrs Dalglish Staff
ST LUKE’S 30TH CELEBRATION INVITATION
We would love you to join us for our 30th Anniversary on Thursday 18th October !!! Please click on the link to see all the details-
At our market stall last Friday we raised $53 selling our herbs and vegetables to the school community. Many thanks to the parents who supported us. This money will be used to purchase more seedlings for our gardens
Tania Farcich – Sustainability Coordinator
Catholic Performing Arts Festival- Year 2 Liturgical Choir
Congratulations to all the children in Year 2 for receiving an Excellence Award for their performance in the Sacred Choral Music section of the Festival last Wednesday.
One Big Voice Choir
We wish our St Luke’s Choir all the best as they prepare to perform in the One Big Voice Festival this Friday at the Perth Arena.
A note containing all relevant information for the day was sent home on Monday. Please be at school by 8.45am as the bus leaves at 9.00am. Mrs Longbottom and Miss D’Onofrio will meet the children in the undercover area. The bus will return to school by 3.30pm. Please contact Mrs Longbottom for any queries.
Rebecca Longbottom- Music Teacher
PERFORMING ARTS YEAR 3 & 5 -23RD AUGUST
Just a reminder to parents that Year 3’s and 5’s will be performing in the Performing Arts festival on Thursday August 23. Tickets went on sale to the general public on Monday 23rd July via Ticketek (www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849). Adults – $25, Children – $20.
Students who are performing are not required to purchase a ticket unless sitting with family during the second half.
Bonita Muir- Dance Teacher
PHYSICAL EDUCATION NEWS
Well done to all the runners at last Friday”s State Cross Country, the children did a great job on a very big stage. Thanks to Mrs Hunt and Mrs Murphy for their help on the day.
The children are preparing well for the Flagbelt Rugby Carnival on August 30th as are all the children in preparation for the School Sports Day , volunteers are needed for lots of things!
Rob Noseda – Phys Ed
SOCIAL WORKER NEWS
Our St Luke’s value of Personal Best is about pursuing excellence rather than perfection.
Asking your children what they think this means will no doubt open up a very interesting conversation.
As our school is a Parenting Ideas member parents, caregivers and staff can access webinars on offer for free. Read below for details of the next webinar
Managing video games and the next digital craze
When it comes to kids and video games there’s so much for parents to learn. Why are kids so fascinated? How to manage the next craze? How to assess a game’s suitability for your kids? And there are so many decisions you have to make as a parent when your kids become interested in the video game craze. Should you ban your child or young person? What’s the best approach to take? When should you worry?
Join parenting and technology expert Martine Oglethorpe for a practical 60 minute webinar addressing the issues you need to know about. Martine will step back from the headlines, address the current myths and share the latest research on the effects of gaming on young people today. This is sure to be a fascinating webinar, designed to help you feel confident negotiating the murky world of kids’ video games.
Listeners will learn:
• the latest research about the impact of video games on children and young people
• guidelines to help you ascertain whether or not a game is safe and appropriate for your child
• how to manage your child’s use when “everyone else is allowed” to play video games
• practical tips and strategies to help kids keep video use under control
• the discussions you should be having with kids about video gaming
• how to effectively communicate limits and boundaries around gaming use with your child or young person.
Thursday 13 September 2018 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM AEST
To sign up for this webinar use the link below and the voucher code in the attached coupon.
Webinar sign up- https://www.parentingideas.com.au/product/managing-video-games-and-the-next-digital-craze/
Ann Peart – Social Worker
A reminder to parents of siblings who are due to commence 4 year old Kindy in 2020, please ensure you have lodged your child’s enrolment form with us at the office.
SCHOOL FEES – SEMESTER 2
Semester 2 school fees are payable by 7th September 2018.
Families with Health Care Cards are asked to please present these at the school office by Friday 17th August so that the appropriate discount can be applied to the account. If you have already presented this card at the start of the year, you need to present this card again for this semester’s fees to be adjusted.
Anyone experiencing difficulties paying fees is asked to make an appointment with the Principal so that suitable arrangements can be made.
PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR FEES
Cash, Cheque or EFTPOS in the school office
Internet banking directly into the school’s bank account
St Luke’s Catholic Primary School
BSB: 086 006 ACCOUNT NO: 67019 7578
Please ensure you have your correct family code and “Fees” in the details tab
Please note that any payment of fees after 23rd July has not yet been credited to your account.
ST LUKE’S NETBALL CLUB
At the conclusion of this year’s 2018 winter netball season, most of the current Committee Members of the St Luke’s Netball Club will be resigning their positions. The positions vacating are those of President, Vice President, Trophy Co-Ordinator, Property Manager/Player Rewards Co-Ordinator and Team Photo Day Co-Ordinator.
This is now an opportunity for anyone interested in being involved in the Club at this level for the 2019 winter netball season to step forward and take on a position.
We all love to see our children involved in playing netball and being part of a netball team. Please consider being a part of the team that makes that possible for our children.
I saw something the other day (not sure who penned the quote initially) but it read something like this……………Volunteers are not paid because they are worthless but because they are priceless.
For all enquiries or to request further information about the Committee Positions, please email the Club at Stlukesnetball.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rachel Buckingham – St Luke’s Netball Club
MATER DEI OPEN DAY
Open Afternoon at Mater Dei College
All families are invited to come and view the facilities and the learning activities of Mater Dei College on Monday 10 September at 4.00pm-5.30pm.
Mater Dei College is a co-ed secondary Catholic College located on the corner of Joondalup Drive and Treetop Avenue in Edgewater.
To register your interest in attending, please email:
If you have any further enrolment questions please phone us on 9405 4777.
To download a flyer, please follow the LINK- https://www.mdc.wa.edu.au/images/Open_afternoon_e.flyer2018.pdf
VacSwim provides children aged five to 17 years with swimming lessons in the October and December/January school holidays at many locations across the State.
Support materials, including an article for your school newsletter, website and social media copy are available for you to use and adapt. A poster is also attached for you to display in high-traffic areas around your school.
Enrol your children in VacSwim now at education.wa.edu.au/swimming