St Luke's Catholic Primary School
Catholic Primary School
School News Issue 29
Congratulations to the following students and staff who are celebrating their birthdays during this week.
Alex Dale 1W, Lily Dale 1W, Cayla Hamilton-Browne 4B, Chenoa Mason 6W, Indi Saunders 1B, Leon Martino 3B, Aoife Dunne 2B, Madeline Spiteri KW, Amelia Pugliese 2W, Levi Pavlovic 2B, Skye Bartlett KW, Mrs Williams, Mrs Bauer.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION NEWS
Well done to all the students from PP to Year 6 for their fantastic efforts at last week’s carnival. It was a great day with a few types of weather, but all were able to perform in a friendly, competitive manner and well done to all the children, staff and past students who worked together to have a lovely Sports Carnival.
Many children will be representing St Luke’s at the Interschool Athletics Carnival in week 2 of Term 4, October 19th. I will be notifying them early in Term 4.
Rob Noseda- PE
Recycling – Batteries & Aluminium
We now have two new recycling bins at St Luke’s. Outside the office there is a battery recycling bin to deposit any batteries and keep them out of landfill. The second bin is an aluminium recycling bin. In this bin you can deposit cans that are cleaned and crushed or just the ring pulls from cans. All of the aluminium will be donated to ‘Wheelchairs for Kids’. This group of volunteers operate in Wangara and they make and supply wheelchairs to disadvantaged children all over the world. Here’s their website if you want to know more: https://wheelchairsforkids.org/
SCHOOL BANKING PROGRAMME – Moving to Thursday Mornings in Term 4
Currently : Wednesday Mornings 8.10am-8.35am – Outside the School Library in the undercover area
Term 4 – Week 1 – Onwards : Thursday Mornings 8.10am-8.35am – Outside the School Library in the undercover area
Due to the Commonwealth tightening security surrounding youthsaver accounts, we now have to process all banking on the school premises, as such we have had 2 fabulous new volunteers come forward to assist with this. Thus to ensure we have enough volunteers to continue this amazing program for our children we are moving banking day to Thursdays. We thank you in advance for your support with this move.
This is a great program encouraging children to develop regular savings habits. There are amazing rewards for regular savers, after 10 deposits have been made (a silver token is collected each time) the children can select reward items. It is easy to get started as you can open a ‘youthsaver’ account online by going to https://www.commbank.com.au/personal/kids/school-banking, or by visiting a branch. If you open an account online a yellow Dollarmites deposit wallet and deposit book will be sent to you (within 6-10 days) along with a voucher to collect a Platy Money Box from their local branch. Just ensure you fill in your BSB and Account Number, or bring it with you and we can give you a deposit book (if yours hasn’t arrived in time for banking).
Volunteers are always welcome – please let us know if you can spare 25mins twice a term.
Hayley, Michelle and Amelia
School Banking Co-ordinators
NEW PIE DAY COORDINATOR NEEDED
Vicki and Marianne are looking for someone to help them co-ordinate the “Pie Days” next year.
You will need to be able to commit to doing a Tuesday morning and Wednesday for most of the day every third week of the second and third term.
It is not difficult and the kids love getting a lunch time treat once a week and all proceeds go to the P&F.
Please contact Vicki 04067847508 firstname.lastname@example.org or Marianne 0402905824 email@example.com for more details.
SAMARITAN’S PURSE – Operation Christmas Child – Shoebox Appeal
Our wonderful cohort of Year 6s are coordinating the 2018 Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Appeal. A few years ago this appeal was a huge success with the whole school community and we are hoping with your support it will once again be just as successful.
Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is a project of Samaritan’s Purse. It partners with local churches in developing nations to reach out to children by providing gift-filled shoeboxes and bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Shoe boxes will be available for purchase every morning before school (as of Wednesday, 29th August) in the under cover area as well as after each Friday’s assembly. Shoe boxes cost $10.50, this includes the cost of the box and postage. Once the boxes are filled, they are to be returned to Year 6. All boxes need to be returned no later than Thursday, 25th October.
Gift suggestions – all items are to be new – something to wear (tshirt, shorts, skirt, cap), soft toys/dolls, plastic dress jewellery, stationary, craft resources, torch, balls, toy cars, skipping ropes, marbles, yo-yo, finger puppets, personal hygiene items (soap, face washer, toothbrush, hairbrush, comb, scrunchies, hairclips etc
Please be aware boxes cannot contain – used or damaged items, items that leak or melt (including toothpaste, shampoo, crayons, playdough), food or lollies of any kind, breakable items, items that can scare or harm (masks, toy guns/knives, military figures), play money, playing cards, dominoes, religious items of any kind
Below are some links to clips/information which will provide you with further details.
Samaritans Purse – Operation Christmas Child Website
How to Pack a Shoe Box Clip (All ages)
30 Second Overview Clip (All ages)
Real Stories (Have your tissues ready)
Julie’s Story (All ages) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cCk-GqePBM
Lejla’s Story – (Year 5 upwards) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HClNX45FDJ8
The appeal is an excellent opportunity for students to be actively involved in social justice. We appreciate your assistance and support with this rewarding and worthy cause. If you have any queries, please direct them to the Year 6 teachers.
Trish Main and Jo Fieldhouse
ANXIETY PARENT SEMINAR
Sacred Heart College has a great event for parents with children ages between 2-12. Dr Kaylene Henderson is presenting a seminar on Tackling Anxiety and Building Resilience in Children ages 2-12.
This is a not-to-be-missed event presented by trusted Child Psychiatrist and parenting specialist, Dr Kaylene Henderson.
In this popular 90 minute seminar, you will learn:
• How to connect with your child to promote emotional resilience
• The different ways in which anxiety presents
• Practical strategies to help your child tackle their anxiety
• When to seek professional assistance
Dr Kaylene Henderson is one of Australia’s leading parenting experts, a medical specialist and mother of three young children. In her warm and relatable style, she imparts practical, research based advice that helps parents to feel more confident and capable in their important role. Please click on this link for more details –Anxiety_Parent_Seminar_Sacred_Heart_College_Oct_2018
ST LUKE’S 30TH CELEBRATION INVITATION
We would love you to join us for our 30th Anniversary on Thursday 18th October !!! Please either call or click on the email address on the invitation below, if you would like to RSVP-
WHITFORDS CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA DINNER
“All past and present members of the WCPS community are invited to the 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner on 12th October. To book your ticket, please go to https://whitfordcatholicps.myschoolstream.net/40th-annive…/…
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KEYED UP MUSIC LESSONS AT ST LUKE’S
Keyed Up Music teach Guitar Lessons on Wednesday and Thursday after school at St Luke’s. Lessons start from $18.10 for a group lesson of 3, $22.55 for a shared lesson and $33.00 for an individual lesson. If you are interested please ring Therese on 1300 366 243 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form