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ST LUKE’S NEWSLETTER ST LUKE’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL - 17 DUFFY TCE WOODVALE 6026
Phone: 9309 2949 Email: [email protected]
https://stlukeswoodvale.coneqt-p.cathednet.wa.edu.au/ 29th March 2017
Our students are encouraged to be active learners. They are taught to reflect critically and to be creatively
engaged in their own learning. Thinking skills are explicitly taught in all classes.
Our learning experiences are rich and diverse, with emphasis put on worthwhile processes and products.
Students are supported in their learning by appropriate technology And challenged to engage with the world
beyond our immediate boundaries. We research the best educational practice in order to enhance our teaching.
Issue No 9
Lent mirrors the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the
wilderness. He voluntarily removed himself from the
pleasures of life and company of people so that he
could draw close to God, hear from Him, and prepare
Himself for what was to come
So many times I turn away from you and always you welcome me back.
Your mercy and love gives me confidence Thank you for the invitation to share, fast and pray
so that you can form a new heart within me. Your powerful compassion for my weaknesses
leads me to ask for mercy and await with great hope the Easter joy you share with us.
29th March 2017 Table of Contents Principal’s Message Assistant Principal's Message- *Contemporary Learning Spaces - Year 2
Caritas Merit Award Winners Interschool Swimming Carnival Medic Alert Parish News Dates to Remember Notes Accompanying this Newsletter Pie Days 2017 Uniform Shop News Dept Of Health - Free Parenting Seminars
Dear Parents and Students,
Congratulations to all our swimmers who performed outstandingly in last week’s
interschool swimming carnival.
Thanks to the many parents who joined us for Harmony Day celebration last
Friday at assembly. For those who missed it, our children paraded their masks
representing their country of birth or that of a loved one in their family. Members
of the student council led the assembly and provided the audience with some
interesting facts about the make-up of our Australian community and how our
culture is continuing to evolve in valuing and respecting the contributions made
by all Australians. We raised a total of $383 which has been added to our Caritas
commitment for the year.
With student workbooks going home last week, hopefully parents had an
opportunity to discuss some of the work being done by children across a range of
subject areas. In today’s newsletter Mr Baker has included a collage of
photographs showing children working on some of the digital learning tasks
this year. Continued………...
PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE continued..
At school this week we have been pointing out to children the importance of being punctual to class, both in the
morning at the start of school and after breaks. If you are having some trouble in consistently getting children to
take some ownership of being punctual in the morning, you may be interested in reading the article attached to
today’s newsletter written by Michael Grose, a highly regarded author on parenting in Australia.
It was a tough start to the season for the Docker boys and a pretty difficult one for tipsters too, with some
unexpected results in the first round. As hard as it is for me to say, the Eagles and Geelong look the real deal in
Be happy and enjoy the coming week
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
Contemporary Learning Spaces and Digital Learning
Parents in Year 2 would have noticed an increase in the use of Digital Technology in classrooms this term with
the trial of Seesaw well underway to complement the contemporary learning spaces and activities taking place.
The children have been using the Seesaw app on the iPads as a digital portfolio and share some of the fantastic
work they have been doing in class. Seesaw empowers the students to independently document their learning
and gives them the ability to share their achievements with their parents. It also provides families an immediate
and personalized window into their child’s school day, helping to answer: "What did you do at school today?" It
is wonderful to see so many parents commenting on their child’s work and using Seesaw as an opportunity to
discuss their learning journey.
Last year, students were introduced to basic block coding through Hour of Code and Scratch Jnr and this week
saw the children begin some basic coding and programming using the Blue-Bots, Sphero SPRK+ and Micro
Bits. The levels of engagement and collaborative teamwork has been outstanding to watch as the children have
problem-solved a variety of algorithms without even knowing it! Check out the collage below.
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MERIT AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to the following students who have been chosen by their teachers to receive merit awards,
to be presented at this Friday’s Assembly.
YEAR BLUE WHITE
1 Jack Spencer Chloe Tomkinson
James Spencer Fionnuala McNamee
2 Ilana Russo Zac Richardson
3 Finn Barrett Chantelle McArthur
4 Charlie Cooper Keeley Bartlett
5 Ella Buckingham Alexandra Pismiris
6 Dean Marinkovich Lachlan Daley-Graham
Support Jackson Field
Library Leah McDonough
Congratulations to the following staff and students who are celebrating their birthdays over the week.
Hudson Spencer(KB), Ava Vlahov(3B), Kirra Francis(5B), Mia Knight(4B), Jaxon Cifelli(KW), Samuel
Roach(1B), Lachlan Moses(1W), Benjamin Hazell(4B), Madison Ivanov(KW), Sebastian Drozdz(6W).
A severe disability kept young Nguyet behind closed doors: inhibited by her condition, her family had little connection with their neighbours. But their confidence and skill grew when they participated in the Catholic Relief Services’ program, Capacity Building for Parent Associations Supporting Children with Disabilities, supported by Caritas Australia. The program offered Nguyet home-based education, and as her skills have grown she is increasingly engaging with her community.
Please donate to Project Compassion 2017 and help children with disabilities in Vietnam to learn new skills and connect with their communities. You can donate through School boxes, by visiting www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassion
SOCIAL WORKER NEWS
Please click on the Parenting Ideas link attached to this newsletter for information
on Wellbeing Tips for Primary School Kids!
The choir continues to meet each Wednesday morning at 8am in the music room with Mrs Longbottom
and Mrs Sorenson. All Year 3-6 students are welcome to attend. The choir is now preparing for our
whole school mass on Wednesday 5th, April and for the Holy Week masses.
Youth Group The next Youth Group celebration will be held on Friday, 7th April, 7.00pm-8.30pm in the Par ish
Hall. There will be lots of fun and games, including , ‘A Minute to Win it!’ All Year 4 -10 children
are welcome to attend. If you are able to assist please contact Carmel Mohen at
Our next Family Mass is on the first Sunday of Term 2, April 30. If your child would like to participate
and do a reading at mass please email Raquel Leeks for more details. ([email protected])
Palm Sunday If your child would like to wave a palm as a part of the Palm Sunday mass on Sunday, 9th April at
9.30am, please contact Frances Sorenson as soon as possible. Frances - 0408 198 494 or
Please contact Trish Main (Year 6 Teacher) if you have any queries regarding the Parish News.
Year 6 Teacher
INTERSCHOOL SWIMMING CARNIVAL NEWS
St Luke’s performed very well at the recent Interschool Swimming carnival at the Arena Joondalup.
Many children exceeded expectations and swam “P.B’s”; while many shone in their first Interschool
Congratulations to all for their great swimming and behaviour
Thankyou to the parents who helped with the carnival, our many supporters and Mrs Pollard who was
a terrific organisational helper.
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PIE DAYS 2017 PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INFORMATION
We now have enough volunteers to help run Pie Days for 2017, thank you to all of the parents who have
volunteered their time. Pie days will commence in week 2 of next term.
On Wednesdays during Terms 2 and 3, children from Years 1 to 6 are able to order a variety of foods for recess
and lunch. This service is run entirely by volunteers and any money raised goes directly to the P&F.
To help us run pie days smoothly please note:
1. No late orders will be accepted
2. Correct money is needed – we are unable to give change
3. No credit will be allowed
4. Use SEPARATE bags for recess, lunch & sushi, & write details at the bottom of bags in large writing.
5. Please do not wrap your childs money in foil, glad wrap ETC
6. Please do not staple or sticky tape the bags
7. Please write clearly NAME
CLASS ORDER & money enclosed
Monday – Pie bags will be delivered to each class by 9.15am
Tuesday – Place your order with payment in the basket by 9am
Wednesday – Children receive their muffin orders for recess. (Sushi ONLY available for lunch)
Lunch orders received by lunchtime and sauce is available.
Counting and heating will be done in the top kitchen next to the art area
FYI - if you have more than one child ordering, it is ok to place the total amount of money of all your children's
orders in just one of the bags.
Just write on all of the rest that the money is in the other siblings bag eg: "all monies for Asha Murphy in big
sister Shannen Murphy's bag class 6b"
Vicki, Marianne and Renny
KEYED UP MUSIC - GUITAR LESSONS
Keyed Up Music will be running guitar lessons in Term 2 after school. We run group lessons starting from
$16.45 plus GST per lesson. To enrol, go to www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form or ring Therese on
1300 366 243 with any questions
SEASONS FOR GROWTH PROGRAMME
An adult grief and loss programme to help people cope with death, separation, divorce, any loss in our lives, will
commence Wednesday 3rd 10th 17th 24th May at Mater Dei College, 7-9.30pm.There are only six participants
in each program please contact Sr Margaret Kane rsvp as soon as possible on 9440 3914 email
MEDIC ALERT– HAND FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE
Parents please be aware that we have a confirmed case of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease in
Year 1 Blue. Please make your self aware of the symptoms of this disease by clicking on the link
and if you suspect your child may be affected see your GP for advice.
UNIFORM SHOP NEWS If you would like to order the winter jacket or new navy tights please call in to the Uniform Shop before
the end of term to try them on and place your order.
Order forms with more information are available at the Uniform Shop, the school office or at the
following links http://www.stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au/pdf/uniform_winterjacket.pdf
Tailor, dressmaker or similar needed-
To undertake occasional alterations or repairs to school uniforms for families at St Luke’s. If you have
the skills and time for this work and would like to advertise to the school community please contact Jodi
at the Uniform Shop on Thursdays or by email at [email protected] or message
via the St Luke’s CPS Uniform Shop Facebook group
DATES TO REMEMBER
Wed 5th Apr - Whole school end of term mass 9am
Fri 7th Apr - Last day of term 1
Year 1 Assembly 8.40am
Easter Raffle Assembly 1.45pm
Wed 26th Apr - First day back for Term 2 for students
NOTES ACCOMPANYING THIS NEWSLETTER
Parenting Ideas—Insights- Wellbeing Tips for Primary School Kids
Parenting Ideas—Insights– Punctuality Tips
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FREE PARENTING SEMINARS You are invited to attend the Triple P Seminar Series. You will learn practical, positive and effective ways to deal with common behavioural problems and ways to help your child achieve their best at school and in the future. Parents are encouraged to attend all 3 seminars: 1.The Power of Positive Parenting 2.Raising Confident Competent Children 3. Raising Resilient Children The next FREE 3 week Series is held: When: Term 2 2017 Location: Warwick RSVP: Bookings are essential and places are limited.
Please register via: https://www.trybooking.com/PFCQ or phone 9400 9551 for more information.
To find other available programs visit our website