St Luke the Evangelist School Newsletter

15th September 2023 - Issue #16


Term Dates

Term 3    10th Jul - 15th Sept

Term 4     2nd Oct - 15th Dec

Monday 2nd OctoberTerm 4 begins
Monday 9th OctoberFRV Firefighter Visit - Prep
Saturday 14th OctoberReferendum 2023 - Fundraising BBQ and cake stall
Monday 16th OctoberMiddles and Seniors Cybersafety
Tuesday 24th OctoberSAC Meeting at 7 pm
Thursday 26th OctoberMiddles Inquiry Excursion
Friday 27th OctoberSt Luke's Feast Day Celebrations
Tuesday 31st OctoberPrep 2024 - Orientation # 1
Thursday 2nd NovemberFRV Firefighter visit #2
Monday 6th NovemberPupil Free Day
Tuesday 7th NovemberMelbourne Cup Day - Public Holiday
Friday 10th NovemberSenior District Sports Round Robin
Tuesday 14th NovemberPrep 2024 - Orientation #2
Tuesday 21st NovemberPrep 2024 - Orientation #3
Thursday 23rd NovemberParents and Friends AGM- 7 pm
Mon 27 Nov - Thur 7 DecYear 1 to 6 Swimming

A message from Clare

Good afternoon Families and Friends,

Well we made it ! Another term packed full of learning together, sharing adventures together, connecting with each other and growing emotionally, physically, socially and spiritually. We are truly blessed! To finish off the term with a sense of joy as our children sang and danced their hearts out has been perfect.

We have had the best fun today, proudly wearing our colours for the codes we love best. (I did note the team with the brown and the gold was very well represented which must reflect the calibre of the club!) Many thanks to Micaela Debney and the Year 6 leaders who ran the rotations. The squeals of delight were constant and the enjoyment very obvious as l walked around. Thanks also to Jo and Vinni who baked up a storm with the cookie dough. The children loved them and the Zooper Dooper, provided by our ever generous P&F.

Thank you to all of you- for ensuring we are continuing to build strong partnerships to support every child in our care. Thank you to the children for entering into their learning so enthusiastically. And to our staff for the rich, engaging opportunities they design and create so that our children enjoy a well rounded journey of discovery and learning.

Next term will see our Year 6 children preparing to move onto secondary school whilst our incoming new Preplings will attend three orientation sessions, supported by our Year 5 children. We are very excited that Tayla Buxton, Nina Grieve and Julianne Kelly will return from their leave. I’m sure they will have many stories to share.

It will be a full but fun term ahead so make sure you enjoy Melbourne’s gorgeous spring weather over the break. 

I look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks

Clare Ryan

School Production - When I grow up

Congratulations to everyone involved in making our 2023 school performance "When I Grow Up" such a success.  All the hard work and practice really paid off.  Hopefully this will be the start of a love of theatre and performance for many of our students.

Production Night

Sports News

Last week on Friday 8th September some Year 6 students participated in the Syndal District Basketball Round Robin at Waverley Stadium. Well done to everyone for a tremendous day of teamwork and sportsmanship. Our Girls team finished 6th overall in the District and our Boys team finished Runners Up after a nail bitingly close Grand Final. Congratulations to our Boys who will progress through to Division Finals on 11th October! A huge thank you to Damien Berryman for his cool, calm, collected coaching on the day, and to all the parents who came along to cheer and support their child. 

On the first Thursday back in Term 4 (5th October), St Luke’s will have 10 students competing in the Monash-Waverley Divisional Athletics Carnival at Bill Sewart Athletics Track. Participation is via invitation off the back of strong performances at the Syndal District Athletics carnival way back in Term 1. It’s been a long time between Aths events - 6 months in fact! - so we wish them all the best and will be cheering them on during lunchtime practice!

Footy Colors Day

Today our whole school was abuzz with music, laughter and chatter as our community celebrated sport in our great country. Congratulations to our fantastic House Leaders for running a successful day of footy activities and games. And a big thank you to our Parents and Friends Association for the delicious Zooper Dooper icy poles and cookies after a busy morning of activity.

What a great way to cap off another jam packed term of sport!

Enjoy the school holidays and Go Port!

Micaela Debney

Kelly Club September School Holiday Program

Kelly Club are running a holiday program at St Scholastica's Primary School (numbers permitting), and invite our St Luke's families to join in the fun.

The program runs from Monday 18 September to Thursday 28 September.

How to apply: complete an Expression of Interest form and email to Elena at 

Children must be enrolled at Kelly Club St Scholastica's to attend the holiday program.  If you have previously enrolled at St Scholastica's you do not need to re-enrol. 

Please see attached document for details.

Music Bus enrolments Term 4

The Music Bus has opened their term 4 enrolments and are inviting new students to apply.   Classes offered are:

· Keyboard (Prep - Year 6)

· Ukulele (Prep - Year 6)

· Drums (Year 1 - Year 6)

· Guitar (Year 2 - Year 6)

Lessons run for a 30 minute duration once a week, held in the hi tech music classroom on wheels on our school site.

COST: $20 per week ($22 drums) payable by the term on commencement.

If you wish to take part, please complete the online expression of interest form via:

Enrolments 2024

IT'S NOT TOO LATE... we take enrolments for all years and at all times so... spread the word to friends and neighbours and direct them to our website and/or our school office.  Deb's only to happy to help with initial inquiries and Clare is always happy to take visitors on a school tour.  

School Housekeeping


Please check the lost property cupboard if you are missing jumpers, jackets or food containers.  


As we move to warmer months, we should now be wearing the summer uniform. Please apply sun cream in the morning before school.

Term 4 = SUNHATS! Please make sure your child has a school hat to wear EVERY DAY or else, No hat, No play.


As part of our wellbeing care of children at St Luke's, every class engages in a morning routine at 8.50 am.  This quiet, calm time allows children to gather together in a circle, to greet each other by name, to pray and/or enter into some Christian meditation and get ready for the day.  Please make sure you allow enough time to get your child to school BEFORE the student entry doors close at 8.50 am.

If children arrive after the gate and student entry doors are locked, parents/carers are required to walk their child/ren to the school office and sign them in on the VPass iPad.

If leaving early (before the end of the day), parents/carers are required to sign their child/ren out on the VPASS iPad.

School Uniform - Spartan School World

School Uniform is to be worn at all times.

Online orders placed by midday on a Monday will be included in the school delivery the next day.  Any orders placed after this time will be delivered in the following weeks run.

Store opening hours Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm and the 1st Saturday of the month 9am-12pm

Kelly Club

Kelly Club run programmes before and after school that our children love.  If you have any enquiries regarding availability, booking and cost, please contact Elana

We are St Luke's.  A community of faith, learning and partnership.

Journeying together, we strive to live the gospel so that all may enjoy the fullness of life.

We look with wonder at our world and embrace learning through inquiry, through action, through reflection to realise our potential.

We celebrate diversity and we welcome the opportunity to live and work together.

We are companions on the journey, now 60 years on ... guided by the Holy Spirit, inviting the participation of everyone.