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Our staff respects the uniqueness and dignity of each child and base teaching/learning programs on sound educational theory and practise. Set amid pockets of natural bushland and native gardens, our modern buildings and facilities offer an attractive and welcoming learning environment for children P-7.
25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
Members of St Luke's school staff gathered to continue planning for the upcoming 25th year celebrations which will be held in October. The weekend of the 18th and 19th October are our major focus for celebrations and will involve the traditional 'Festival' on Saturday and a 'Mass and picnic' on Sunday. To help support this planning and organization process a briefing meeting will be held prior to P&F meetings at 7.00 pm for the remainder of the year so we can continue the planning and organization. The P&F will do an excellent job in organizing the 'Festival' and help for 'other activities' will be greatly appreciated.
On 27 August students from year 3 to 7 are participating in a Cyber Safety Program lead and facilitated by Brett Lee a former Child Protection Police Officer. Brett runs age specific programs addressing a number of safety concerns for our younger online learners. We are also asking Brett to work with our school staff on that day and we will also run an evening session specifically for our parents. This will be a parent evening not to be missed as Brett covers lots of important safety messages with parents and carers. The cost of this highly important learning activity will be covered by the school. More information to follow.
Last Thursday the students and staff had the pleasure of working with local Aboriginal artist Conor Graham to create a dot painting in celebration of NAIDOC Week. Conor's designed acknowledges our indigenous students and their families as well as the all the members of our St Luke's family. The hand print of each of our indigenous students and a number of their parents are central to the structure of the tree in the painting. The painting which has pride of place in our foyer is our way of recognising the oldest culture in the world and our pride that this culture is Australian.
Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to compete in the District Track and Field Competition to be held at Capalaba College on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 August: Georgia, Ailish, Lauren, Hayley, Grace, Jordan, Sam, Jeremy, Jackson, Keyan, Charlotte, Kayley, Elise, Amy, Courteney, Jakob, Reuben, Alister, Nicholas, Mathew, Lachlan, Shalissa, Abbey, Kayla, Tahlia, Stephen, Charlie, Blair, Lincoln, Will, Tanika.
CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
As mentioned in last week's newsletter, Catholic Education Week (CEW) will be celebrated across Queensland from 27 July - 2 August. The theme for this year's celebrations is: Come, live life in all its fullness. This inspirational call is based on the Gospel of John (10:10), challenging those who answer it to "live fully".
During music Mrs Osmond has been teaching the children the CEW song which will be sung at next Monday's assembly. On Wednesday the Year 6 and Year 7 students will represent St Luke's at the CEW mass held at Carmel College. The Year 7 students will lead the CEW Prayer Assembly on Thursday where the school's new Vision and Mission Statement will be presented to the school community.
To conclude the week we will be participating in Simultaneous Acts of Kindness. The Act of Kindness is a hallmark activity of Catholic Education Week. It provides a great opportunity to give witness to the message of Jesus and the mission of the Church beyond the school curriculum. The Act of Kindness highlights the Gospel values of justice, compassion and kindness. It helps promote a sense of community responsibility that is at the heart of the ethos of Catholic education.
PREP ENROLMENT 2015
Prep 2015 interviews for new families are now finished. Interviews for the siblings of children already enrolled at St Luke’s will begin in Term 3. It is very pleasing to share with the community that demand for enrolment in St Luke’s Prep is very high at the moment and this is a positive reflection on the students, staff and families of St Luke’s. It also speaks positively of our connection with St Luke’s Child Care Centre which has been an education blessing for the community.
FROM OUR P & F
Last night the P&F gathered for their monthly meeting and a host of important activities and issues were discussed. Parents will find a copy of minutes uploaded on this website in coming days and parent reps will endeavour to pass on important messages. Thanks to our P&F for their efforts towards the school as a whole achieving its goals to support the education of students and build community. Please find information attached to the latest newsletter.
St Luke's Catholic Parish School
Phone: 07 3245 9595 Fax: 07 3823 2222