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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] Website: www.stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au https://stlukeswoodvale.coneqt-p.cathednet.wa.edu.au/ 29th March 2017 VISION STATEMENT 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 Loving Father, 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. Amen 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 PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE 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………...

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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]

    Website: www.stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au

    https://stlukeswoodvale.coneqt-p.cathednet.wa.edu.au/ 29th March 2017

    VISION STATEMENT

    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

    Loving Father,

    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.

    Amen

    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

    PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

    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………...

    https://stlukeswoodvale.coneqt-p.cathednet.wa.edu.au/

  • 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

    2017.

    Be happy and enjoy the coming week

    David Hunter

    Principal

    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.

    Jason Baker

    Assistant Principal

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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

    Matthew Cartner

    3 Finn Barrett Chantelle McArthur

    4 Charlie Cooper Keeley Bartlett

    Jacob Richmond

    5 Ella Buckingham Alexandra Pismiris

    6 Dean Marinkovich Lachlan Daley-Graham

    Jenna James

    Support Jackson Field

    Library Leah McDonough

    Orlando Antonello

    BIRTHDAY GREETINGS

    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).

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    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

    http://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!

    Ann Peart

    Social Worker

    PARISH NEWS

    Choir

    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

    [email protected]

    Family Mass

    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

    [email protected]

    Please contact Trish Main (Year 6 Teacher) if you have any queries regarding the Parish News.

    [email protected]

    Trish Main

    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

    Competition.

    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.

    Rob Noseda

    PE Teacher

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    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]

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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"

    Thanks

    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

    [email protected]

    http://www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-formmailto:[email protected]

  • 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.

    http://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/F_I/Hand-foot-and-mouth-disease

    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

    http://www.stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au/pdf/uniform_tights.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

    Parish Bulletin

    Parenting Ideas—Insights- Wellbeing Tips for Primary School Kids

    Parenting Ideas—Insights– Punctuality Tips

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    http://www.stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au/pdf/uniform_winterjacket.pdfhttp://www.stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au/pdf/uniform_tights.pdfmailto:[email protected]

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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

    www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/Triple_P

    https://www.trybooking.com/PFCQ