Primary Update

Nov 1st 2019

China Tour Wrap Up

14 students from across Years 5, 6 and 7, overseen by Mrs Tonia Lassman and Mr Matthew McKenzie, have just returned from a 10 day trip to China, having participated in a cultural tour hosted by our friendship school, the Kehua School in Shenzhen. Students spent four days in Shenzhen, attending lessons at the Kehua School and exploring the city of Shenzhen, including Tencent (the home of WeChat), before travelling to Beijing with their buddies. In Beijing, students visited major tourist attractions such as The Great Wall, The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, The Summer Palace and the ancient Hutongs. This has been an amazing experience for our students as they broaden their international connections and empathy for others. With our visit and international connections, we have been able to inspire our students to connect globally and allow the seeds of friendship to take root and have the flowers of friendship blossom. We look forward to welcoming visitors from Kehua School to Bundaberg in February.


Primary Celebration and Awards Evening

Our Primary Celebration and Awards Evening will be held on Monday 2 December, at 6.30pm at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre. Parents of students in Years 3 to 6 are invited to attend. This is a compulsory event for students in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Should your child not be able to attend, kindly provide a note to the Primary Office.

This year our Celebration Evening will include the presentation of our Primary Awards. Awards criteria are as follows:

Academic Awards

Academic Awards in the Primary School will be given for

Years 4-6:

Academic Excellence = 6 A’s out of 8 learning areas

Academic Merit = 5 A’s out of 8 learning areas


Year 3:

Academic Excellence = 5 A’s out of 7 learning areas

Academic Merit = 4 A’s out of 7 learning areas

Learning Areas for Years 4-6: Maths, English, Science, Humanities, HPE, Art/Music (as one), Technology, Japanese

Learning Areas for Year 3: Maths, English, Science, Humanities, HPE, Art/Music (as one), Technology


Attitude and Application Awards:

Recipients of Attitude and Application Awards have shown significant application in academics throughout the course of the School year as a result of effort and good work habits. Students will not have received an Academic Award.

Two students from each class in Years 3 to 6 receive this award.


Sustained Effort Award:

These awards are presented to a student in each year level from Years 3 to 6 who has consistently displayed an outstanding effort towards their studies, resulting in a measurable improvement over the course of the year. They have continued to work hard even though goals have been difficult to achieve and they have demonstrated pride in their improvements. A good degree of personal growth and increased confidence has been shown through their persistence and commitment to their studies.


Citizenship Awards

This award recognises one student in each year level across Years 4, 5 and 6, who consistently display exceptional service toward children in their classroom and within the broader School community. Recipients will have shown friendship, care and respect for others at all times. Additional criteria may include such things as leadership qualities, care of animals or the environment, involvement in charity activities, or contribution to cultural or service events.


Corpe Leadership Award

Awarded to a Female and Male Year 6 student who, in every way, exemplify Faith, Performance and Honour. By their involvement in all aspects of our school life, they truly demonstrate the St Luke’s Way. They are compassionate, empathetic, organised, committed, do their best and are proud of St Luke’s when they participate in many areas of school life.



State Chess Finals 19-20th October

Having won the Wide Bay Zone Chess tournament, our team of champion chess players qualified for the Queensland Inter-school State Chess Finals in Brisbane on 19th and 20th October. Team members Christian Jackson, Angus Hill, Angus Algie and Oliver Wendt acquitted themselves well against some very tough competition.

The weekend clashes were very intense and each game could take up to 2 hours to play.

It was a terrific experience for our team, playing against very experienced junior chess players, and having the opportunity to have their games analysed afterwards by chess tutors.

Whilst our results were not up with the top ranking teams, we did hold our own in some difficult games and won our rounds against Agnes Water and Gladstone Trinity.

Special mention and thanks to Mr Tim Hill and Mrs Violette Sinclair for accompanying the team with Mr Sinclair for the weekend.





Bundaberg Chess Tournament - 22nd October

On 22 October our Primary chess teams travelled to Avoca State School to compete in the local inter-school chess competition organised by the Bundaberg Chess Club. Teams from Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Maryborough districts competed.

St Luke’s had a record 6 teams of 4 children in the Primary Division with players from Year 6 to Year 3. It was an outstanding day and our students produced excellent results. Our number 1 team of Harrison Lanzon, Charlie Emms, Angus Hill and Christian Jackson won the teams event convincingly.

Individually, Charlie Emms won all games on the day and was the only player of the tournament to do this. Harrison Lanzon was second and Min Sussens third, both with 6 wins. During the 7 rounds, they competed against all the top players from other schools.

The tournament reinforced our No 1 school chess standing in our district, and we can look forward to positive results next year with many of our players still eligible for Primary competition in 2020.

Thanks to Mrs Kylie Johnson for helping our teams on the day.


Mr Sinclair is offering chess tuition for students in Years 2, 3 and 4, who would like to develop their chess skills. Tuition is available on Tuesday mornings in Mr Sinclair’s Year 5 classroom, from 7.30 - 8.15am. There is no need to book in, just turn up and be ready to play.


Mr Iain Sinclair - Chess Coach




Year 6 Liturgy

Parents of our Year 6 students are warmly invited to attend the Year 6 Liturgy on Tuesday 3 December, commencing at 9.00am at Christ Church. This year the Liturgy will be held at Christ Church to allow our Year 4 and 5 students and more family members to attend.


On completion of the service, Year 6 students and their parents will share a morning tea outside the church before the Year 6 cohort return to school by bus to begin their Year 7 Transition Day activities.


LifeFlight Helicopter visit






Prep Excursions

On Wednesday and Thursday Preps B and A visited the East Bundaberg Post Office to buy a stamp and post a letter to their parents. Debbie at the Post Office did a wonderful job showing the students all through the Post Office, and they had fun looking through the post boxes and waving as people opened their post boxes. We then walked to Dominos Pizza and had the opportunity to see behind the scenes and make our very own pizzas! We would like to thank the Walker family for their generosity and kindness in allowing us all to visit. Thank you to Harry Roestenburg for driving the bus for both excursions.


Friday was an even bigger day for the Preps on our excursion to Mon Repos to learn about our Junior Turtle Ranger duties. The Rangers met us at the Turtle Centre and explained how we can help look after the turtles. After this we went to Marina and were met by the Lady Musgrave Island turtle; we then looked at the yachts in dry dock and around the marina. Next we visited the Old Lighthouse and New Lighthouse at Burnett Heads before enjoying a shared lunch in the playground. Our last stop of the day was The Hummock to look at Bundaberg with a birds eye view.


Please use the six photos in this drive.


Sno Cone Day

On Friday 8 November the St Luke’s Interact Club is selling Sno Cones in the Primary School at lunch time. Sno Cones are $2.00. Sno Cones for students in Prep to Year 3 need to be ordered and prepaid, using the permission slip emailed home today. Students in Years 4 to 6 can line up at lunch time to purchase their Sno Cones.


Important Dates for Term 4:

  • ELC Christmas Concert - Thursday 28 November
  • Prep to Year 2 Christmas Concert - Friday 29 November
  • Move Up Morning - Friday 29 November, 8.30 - 10.40am
  • Primary Celebration and Awards Evening - Monday 2 December, 6.30pm, Moncrieff Theatre
  • Year 6 Liturgy - Tuesday 3 December, 9.00am, Christ Church
  • Year 6 Celebration Day - Wednesday 4 December
  • Prep - Year 2 Pool Capers - Wednesday 4 December
  • Last Day of Term - Thursday 5 December


Stationery Lists for 2020

Click here for the 2020 Stationery Lists. These may also be found on the School App. To download the App, simply search 'St Luke's Anglican School' in your App Store. 


Ms Tonia Lassman

Head of Primary

St Luke's Anglican School



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