From the Principal

Art Feast

Although it seems a long time ago now, this is the first newsletter since the P&F Art Feast that was held a fortnight ago. The final figure of money raised is still being calculated. Regardless of the financial outcome, the weekend, especially Saturday night was a huge success for the school and the artists who exhibited. My congratulations to Ms Suzy Carson and the hard working P&F Committee for organising the Art Feast, to the Year 11 and 12 Hospitality students and their teacher Mrs Gill and Assistant Mrs Brown and to the wonderfully talented musicians and singers that entertained us throughout the evening.

 

Cultural Assembly

This week we were blessed at the Middle and Senior School weekly assembly to celebrate the wonderful cultural program that we have at St Luke’s. A number of ensembles from both the Middle School and Senior School shared the music that received such glowing reviews at the Bundaberg Eisteddfod. Mrs Hutchings also announced the many placings and individual achievements that many students were awarded and I’m sure you’ll read about these elsewhere in this newsletter. The School is very fortunate that we have highly skilled and passionate cultural staff who encourage and instruct the students to continually perform at this outstanding level.

 

NAPLAN

The teachers have told me that the students handled last week’s NAPLAN testing with a lot of common sense and a great attitude. Do your best without stressing too much about it. This a wonderful approach and I look forward to hearing how the School fared relative to the other students at both State and National levels. While this is only a snapshot of a student’s literacy and numeracy skills at a certain point in time, it is important as the media tend to label schools according to their NAPLAN results. In the past we have had the best results in the Bundaberg area and I’m confident that this will be the case again this year.

 

Solomon Island Tour

Last week Fr Iain held an information evening for those students and their families who are interested in going to the Solomon Islands in the September holidays as part of a Service Tour. If you are interesting in joining this trip I believe that it isn’t too late to see Fr Iain and learn more about what promises to be a very interesting “adventure”.

 

South Passage

The South Passage sailing vessel has again seen a good number of St Luke’s students avail themselves of this wonderful experience. As this is a popular activity, I am sure that there will be photos and stories about the South Passage elsewhere in this newsletter. Those that went have had a smile on their face when talking with me about it and although not a lot of wind, they were blessed with beautiful weather.

 

Rock Pop Mime

If you read this newsletter in time, I would encourage you to come and watch the inter-house performances of Rock Pop Mime. This high energy and entertaining night is an opportunity to witness the creative talent of the senior students, ably supported by the rest of their House. The performances commence at 6pm and there is a firework display at 7pm, with everything finished by 7.15pm. Dinner can be picked up on the way home, if still required after the free sausage sizzle starting around 5.15pm.

 

Mr Martin Oates

Principal

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