St Luke the Evangelist

46 Orchard Grove

Blackburn South, 3130

Victoria Australia

Phone: 03 9877 4023

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St Luke's is a community committed to the safety, wellbeing and protection of all children in our care  

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Student Wellbeing

Wellbeing is critical to success for students and families. At St Luke's we work to implement our shared community values and to build a culture which highlights these values of Respect, Care and Compassion, Responsibility, Honesty and Trustworthiness and Doing our Best. We provide a safe and supportive environment and build positive relationships with all community members. Gospel messages underpin our daily practice, policies, learning and teaching strategies and behavioural expectations for each individual in our school community. Parent involvement is valued and encouraged as our students benefit from the combined commitment of the school/home partnership. We aim to develop in students their ability to develop positive relationships and to manage their behaviour.

 

St Luke’s is a SWPBS (School Wide Positive Positive Behaviour School). As a SWPBS, all members of our community are called to be, Respectful, Responsible and Safe. Our school supports a positive approach to education and strives to be a school rich in culture, where resilience is key to personal success and growth.  Through classroom experiences, student’s personal and interpersonal skills, independence and teamwork are developed together with goal setting and reflection opportunities. At St Luke’s, students are also provided with weekly Social and Emotional Learning lessons which support students in developing strategies to develop relationships, social communication and resilience.

 

The whole school community have established clear rules about expected behaviours and there are consistent practices and consequences for inappropriate behaviour that may hinder positive relationships. While we are proactive in supporting students to develop skills that build social competence and self esteem, bullying is explicitly discussed and students are encouraged to report bullying behaviours. Action is taken as directed in our school policies for addressing bullying behaviours and behaviour management.

Learning Support & Intervention

Individual needs are catered for within each classroom by differentiating the curriculum to cater for each students’ interests and abilities. Within classroom experiences, opportunities are presented to assist the development of learning according to individual student need. All teachers utilise students pre and post testing data, monitoring students learning, and providing extension and or support based on students needs at any given time.  Other opportunities are provided to students to challenge themselves academically, through various external testing, UNSW - ICAS tests and also through our STEM learning Collective.

 

The Learning Diversity Leader works with classroom teachers to develop Personal Learning Plans for students requiring support academically, socially or emotionally. Program Support Groups including teachers and parents meet regularly to develop, implement and monitor the Personal Learning Plan for students. Support programs further assist identified students across the school. Consultants from the Catholic Education Melbourne such as Speech Therapists, Educational Psychologists and Curriculum Advisors provide advice on the implementation and monitoring of the students with an Personal Learning Plan.

Student Leadership

At St. Luke’s we believe that all students have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills.  In year six, students are encouraged to apply for one of our leadership roles. These roles enable our students to refine their skills and build their confidence. Each week the leaders organise and run our weekly assemblies which develops their public speaking skills. These are the following leadership roles at St. Luke’s:

 

  • Sports Leaders- Green, Blue, Red

  • Library/Technology Leaders

  • Environment Leaders

  • SRC/Liturgy Leaders

  • Social Justice/ Well-being Leaders

  • Arts Leaders

Clubs

The Senior students at St Luke the Evangelist take an active role in co-creating lunchtime activities for students. These clubs include:

  • Garden club

  • Boom boom loom club

  • Chess club

  • Library club

  • Coding club

  • Drawing club