Our School Community Houses...
St. Luke's School Community Houses
~ Established 2011 ~
As part of our Feast Day celebrations in 2011 we officially commissioned our first ever School Community Houses.
The St. Luke's School Community Houses honour the first staff members appointed to the school in 2004 in readiness for our first year of Catholic education.
As per our nature of breaking with some educational traditions our School Board decided St. Luke's would have FIVE School Community Houses.
The School Community Houses are another way for our school community to come together in community.
School Community Houses will be used: for sporting events, activity days, family gatherings, social justice & mission activities, inter-house gatherings & competitions, for prayer gatherings, etc...
Our School Community House names reflect the importance of our school journey, our pioneering days and the early establishment of St. Luke's Catholic Primary School.
Our School Community House names honour the commitment and tremendous work of our Foundational Staff Team who commenced at the school for the start of the 2005 school year.
Our School Community Houses are...
Named in honour of the first Principal of the school. Stephen Hicks, a former pupil of St. Brendan's PS, St. Mel's PS, St. Colman's College and Notre Dame College, Shepparton. Stephen trained as a teacher at Aquinas College, Ballarat (now known as a campus of the Australian Catholic University, Ballarat) and has taught solely in the Diocese of Sandhurst.
Stephen's two children also attended St. Luke's from 2005 and in recent times, Michelle Hicks has joined the staff team as teacher.
This Community House name also represents those who hold Leadership roles within the school community.
Named in honour of Mrs. Jen Amadei, our first Administration Officer. Jen's children also attended St. Luke's from 2005. Jen and her family were members of St. Brendan's School and Parish community in the years prior to the establishment of St. Luke's Catholic PS. Jen was appointed to commence in Term 4 of 2004 to assist in the establishment of our school community.
This Community House name also represents the important contribution non-teaching staff make to our school community.
Named in honour of the first Deputy Principal of the school and senior school teacher. Theresa Murray taught at St. Brendan's PS and applied to be part of the new school development. Theresa was appointed in 2004 to commence in 2005. Theresa trained as a teacher at Aquinas College (now known as a campus of the Australian Catholic University, Ballarat).
This Community House also represents experienced teachers who have contributed to the school throughout its recent history.
Named in honour of our first Religious Education Coordinator and junior school teacher. Melanie Dickinson, a Shepparton girl and former local student, previously taught at St. Brendan's PS and was a teaching in Melbourne when she applied to be part of our new school development. Melanie trained as a teacher at the Mercy Campus of the Australian Catholic University, Ascot Vale Campus (now known as the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne). Melanie was appointed in 2004 to commence in 2005.
This Community House name also represents teachers who have journeyed through their graduate years and embrace formal school leadership for the first time.
Named in honour of our first specialist teacher, Miss Brigid Nolan. Brigid, the school's first Graduate Teacher, completed her teacher training at the Australian Catholic University, Ballarat (formally known as Aquinas College, Ballarat). Brigid was awarded the Bacchaus Scholarship from the Sandhurst Diocese based on her time at university. Brigid is a past pupil of St. Joseph's Primary School, Numurkah and St. Mary of the Angels Secondary College, Nathalia. Brigid was appointed in 2004 to commence in 2004 on a casual basis to support the resourcing of our new school.
This Community House name is representative of young teachers who have joined our school community bringing enthusiasm, new ideas and youthfulness.