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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
The next meeting for the 25th Celebrations takes place on Friday 29th August and a combined group of staff and parents are continuing the planning process. A number of activities are well underway in relation to the Saturday Festival, Arts display, Variety show, Historical display, Sunday Mass celebration and picnic gathering. An invitation will be sent out to all families at the beginning of September and then we will begin the 8 week count down to the weekend of the 18th and 19th October. A very significant achievement already this year has been the memorial garden and placing of sandstone which will soon have commemorative plaques placed upon them to honour all those past and present that have helped build and maintain this community. We hope to bless and dedicate the garden prior to the end of the school term. More information to follow.
BOOKWEEK ACTIVITIES - CONNECT TO READING
Book week was lots of fun last week with our book parade and book activities. The students' costumes were imaginative and looked fabulous – thanks to mums and dads! Thanks to Mrs Kerr for sharing the Children's Book Council's nominated books and for organising our book parade and activities.
On behalf of the school community we would like to congratulate a group of outstanding young learners who achieved an honours award at the Opti-minds challenge over the weekend. Teams of students from schools all over South East QLD competed in an academic challenge across various learning areas and then presented their work to judges. St Luke's students were excellent and we thank Mrs Burford for helping extend our gifted and talented students. We also acknowledge the support and dedication of the group of parents and staff who supported these children. It's great to see our students having opportunities in these areas and excelling.
FATHER'S DAY LITURGY
Next Thursday 4th September we will be celebrating Father's Day with a special liturgy led by Year 1 White. We would like to invite all our St Luke's Fathers and Father figures along to celebrate with us. The liturgy will be held in the Church and will begin at 2pm.
IONA COLLEGE AND COMBINED CATHOLIC SCHOOLS MUSIC GALA
On Friday 5th September members of our school choir will travel over to Iona College to participate in a combined schools choir performance. The evening is a great opportunity for our young singers to be trained by an expert composer connected to the college and then perform for their families. We thank Mrs Osmond for her preparation of the children and look forward to an evening of high quality entertainment.
Parents please find attached to this week's newsletter an invitation to a Cyber Safety parent evening to be held at St Luke's school on Wednesday 27th August. In this age of technology and online social media we as parents need to be well informed about the great opportunities and the related dangers that exist for our children. A parent information evening not to be missed.
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 its monthly meeting to discuss and plan for a wide range of activities. The Festival, Spooky Disco, upcoming working bees, 25th Celebrations plus the usual reports and ongoing projects were tabled for discussion and further planning. A big thank you to the dedicated group of parents and families who support these activities and who are therefore building an even stronger St Luke's learning community.
St Luke's Catholic Parish School
Phone: 07 3245 9595 Fax: 07 3823 2222