FAITH TRUST RESPECT MERCY
Our Leadership Team
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
As we come to the end of Term One, I would like to thank all students, parents and carers who have contributed to the success of the various events that have been part of our school program so far this year. I would especially like to congratulate the students for a wonderful term, filled with self-driven learning and for attacking all tasks with enthusiasm and vigour. Thank you to the dedicated and committed staff who prepare and implement programs of work which invigorate and challenge our students across all learning areas and for their selfless giving of their time and talents. I think we have all earned a holiday!
As this is our final newsletter for the term and as we head towards Easter, the most significant time of our Church’s Year, I wish you a restful break and a blessed and joyous Easter! Please note that Term Two will begin for staff on Monday 19 April and the students on Tuesday 20 April. On Monday, the staff will be joining a few of our other local Catholic schools in learning all about the Making Jesus Real program that brings the Catholic faith to life for our students by showing them how to live it every day. We will give them the tools they need to feel the Spirit of Jesus each day and find the God Moments that are always happening around them.
ANXIETY IN CHILDREN - Parent Information Session
It was great to have so many parents attend the 'Anxiety In Children' Parent Workshop, run by Leigh Thomas Senior Psychologist from Catholic Education WA Ltd, on Tue 30 March. Mrs Jacqui Chivell and Ms Angela Leddin attended both the staff and parent sessions. Thank you also to those parents who responded via the online link that was sent out to all parents via Seesaw. We plan to run a few more parent information sessions and are interested in the topics you would like to see covered.
Keep an eye out for an online survey I will be sending out early in Term Two, via a link on Seesaw, asking for constructive feedback and ideas from parents on a variety of areas as we continue on our COVID Roadmap journey. I ask that you take this opportunity to respond, as we value your collective input and we look forward to working together with you for the benefit of your children and the wider Liwara community.
Thank you very much to all our parents who have volunteered to be a Class Rep this year. It is great to see the support from those who have taken on this important role to support the teachers and the classes in 2021, by liaising with the teachers and keeping parents informed about events as well as organising social outings within class groups.
If you have some spare time and are able to help out at our school canteen on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, please contact Deb Fraser on 6224 2014 or pop in to see her on Monday, Thursday or Friday. Having volunteers gives our creative canteen staff the opportunity to make even more tasty home cooked treats for our students. We will be sending out a short survey early next term to get your input and feedback on the items we currently have on the menu and any other new healthy items that families would like to see on there. I look forward to your feedback! The updated Term Two menu will be sent out via Seesaw very soon.
Term Two heralds the return of our winter uniforms, as we will be expecting some nice cool weather. The students will have a two week transition period, as some of the winter stocks are currently exhausted but should be back in stock by the start of the term. Please do not let your children worry if they are not in full winter uniform to begin the term! It will be wonderful to see the majority of our students come back to school in their winter attire, looking crisp and just as smart as when they do in their summer garb, as outlined in the Uniform Requirements document on the school website. The information lists all uniform requirements for our Year One to Year Six students. I thank all parents and carers for their support in making sure the students return to school ’kitted out’ for the winter months. The uniform shop will keep parents who have ordered winter uniforms informed about when they are available for pick up.
We take this opportunity to congratulate Mrs Federica Huntington who became an Australian Citizen on 24th March, 2021. Federica was born in Miami U.S.A and her family originated from Argentina and we are delighted that she has chosen Australia to be her forever home.
KINDY & PRE KINDY 2022/2023 I will be starting the Kindy 2022 interview process next term and I urge you to contact the office if you have a child who is eligible to attend Kindy in 2022/23 and who has not yet been enrolled. The numbers are filling so it is imperative you contact the office, immediately, if you have not enrolled your child for Kindy 2022. We have also been calling for Pre Kindy 2022 enrolments so if you have a child who will be eligible for Pre Kindy 2022 contact Karen Rosser, our Enrolment Officer as soon as the new term begins.
Wishing you God’s blessings as we journey towards Easter.
Mrs Andrea Millar
Palm Sunday - Year 6 & Year 1
Holy Thursday - Year 5 & Pre Primary
Good Friday - Year 4 & Year 2
Resurrection - Year 3
From The Assistant Principals' Desk
Holy Week Paraliturgies
It has been a reflective week this week commencing each morning with the beat of the drum, calling us all to the Ahern Centre to reflect on the events of Holy Week. Thank you to all the students and their teachers for bringing our attention to the pain, glory and teachings of Jesus during this time. Please take the time to remember this during the Easter period.
If you still have your Project Compassion box at home could you please send it in with your child at the start of Term Two so they can be forwarded onto Caritas as part of the Liwara Catholic Primary School community donation for those less fortunate that us. The school will be sending in our collective donation to Caritas in Week 3.
Term Two Opening Mass
Our Term Two Opening Mass will be celebrated at 11:15am on Friday 23rd April. Parents are welcome to attend but are reminded to maintain the All Saint's Parish COVID protocols.
Our first Certificate Assembly will be on Friday 30th April at 2:30pm in the Ahern Centre. We would like to invite the families of students receiving certificates who will be notified directly by their child’s class teacher.
As a school we will be celebrating ANZAC Day with a short service on Tuesday 27th April 11am.
Running Club will commence again next term. Starting Thursday of Week Two (April 29), any child from Kindy to Year 6 is welcome to join us on the oval at 8am to run laps of the oval. We hope to see you there!
NIPSSA Interschool Swimming Carnival
Congratulations to all the Year 4 to Year 6 participants in the NIPSSA Interschool Swimming Carnival last week. It was an event filled with great energy (and noise) as students cheered for their team and swam their hearts out for Liwara.
OUR CLASSROOM NEWS
One of the highlights of our term was meeting our Year 5 buddies. We got to play and do Harmony Day activities with them. We are looking forward to celebrating and joining our buddies for Mass this week.
Well, it has been another amazing fortnight of Liwara sustainability. Our gardens are looking great and even the lettuces are growing. We look forward to the beginning of our new school recycling depository. The concrete footing slab should be laid soon. I thank the rest of the Liwara sustainability team for their support of sustainability initiatives in our school.
Below, you can see that the lettuces have been planted ready for Term 2. We hope, that when we return to school, we will be able to harvest more vegetables and continue to supplement our school canteen’s supply.
Handy Hints for Sustainability
This week’s handy hint is “Shop at local thrift stores”. “Thrift stores” is an Americanism for stores that resell used items, such as our very own Vinnies.
News flash: Shopping second-hand is cool! Rather than contribute to waste production by shopping new, why not go to your local Vinnies store for clothing, furniture, decor and housewares. This is an excellent way of reusing items in your own community and switching to a more sustainable lifestyle. People even go to Vinnies stores to buy bowls and cups into which they plant succulent plants for around the house. Now that’s great reuse of materials and it supports people in our local community. Why not take your kids on a ‘thrift store’ adventure this Easter holidays and see what treasures you can find!
We look forward to Term 2, a busy eleven-week term, and wish everyone a safe and happy Easter holiday.
Together we all make a difference. STAY SAFE and KEEP RECYCLING Liwara!
Mr Greenhill and the Liwara Sustainability Team
Save these Dates!
Our Pre-Loved Book Sale will be held from Wednesday 28th - Friday 30th April. Books will be available for purchase before school in the Year 6 courtyard between the Library and the Year 6 classrooms. from 8.15-8.30am
Donated books will be priced at $2 a book. Discarded library books will be 3 books for $1.
ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO PROJECT COMPASSION.
National Simultaenous Storytime
This year NSS takes place on Wednesday 19 May 2021 from the International Space Station and we be joining in to listen to 'Give Me Some Space' written and illustrated by Philip Bunting.
Children are invited to wear a 'space' themed head dress or accessory so we look forward to seeing -
- and, lots of stars
Book Week 2021 - August 21-27
Theme: Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds
Parade: Thursday 26th August @ 9:00am
Book Fair - 19 - 22nd October
Our annual Book Fair will take place again later this year.
Book Fairs helps our school library to stock up on resources to enrich your children's education.
Best of all, each Fair provides children access to more books.
In 2020 Book Fair sales totaled $6,064.00 and from this, resources to the value of just over $2,000 were purchased for the school library.
Our April Vacation Care program begins on Tuesday April 6 and runs until Monday April 19 and includes the Pupil Free Day. The program is available on the school website - https://www.liwara.wa.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/Vacation-Care-April-2021.pdf
Please phone 0477994123 if you require more information about the program.
A reminder to parents who use the Staff/Visitors Carpark #2 before 8.00am to drop their children at OSHC to please park in the visitors parking bays as staff need to be able to access the staff bays on arrival at school.
Thank you for you co-operation.
Our school canteen has an updated menu and this can be viewed on the school website - https://www.liwara.wa.edu.au/canteen/
The canteen is open on - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.
Volunteers are always welcome to help in the canteen please contact Deb Fraser on - 6224 2014
Uniform order forms can be found on the school website https://www.liwara.wa.edu.au/school-uniform/. Full payment is required when you order and items will be delivered to your child's class on delivery. If you have any questions about uniforms please send them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9204 1701.
Marriage Encounter Weekend
2021 Weekends as follows: Online Zoom weekend 30th April – 2nd May 2021. Enrich your marriage in the privacy of your own home, using your own Computer. 16-17 October 2021 to be held at Prendiville Catholic College, Ocean Reef (Live Out). For more information or booking contact: Valerie & Brendon on 0424 220 625 – Email: WAbookings@wwme.org.au Website – www.wwme.org.au
If you would like to receive any more information regarding Worldwide Marriage Encounter please do not hesitate to contact us.
Greenwood Dental Therapy Centre
Please be advised that Greenwood Dental Therapy Centre is mostly closed during the school holidays with the exception of Wed 7th April, Thursday 15th April and Friday 16th April’
Emergency numbers will be left on the clinics answering service.
Triple P - Positive Parenting Program
A FREE program that teaches practical and effective ways to enhance family relationships and manage common child behaviour issues.
Who is this program for?
Parents, carers and/or grandparents of a child aged between 3 and 8 years.
For more information follow the link below -
Catholic Church Insurance
All of our students are covered for 24 Hour Accident Insurance through Catholic Church Insurance Ltd. Students are covered even if the injury occurs out of school hours. Claims can be made online using the link - https://ccinsurance.org.au/Client-Centre/Claims/Pages/SchoolCare-Claim-Form.aspx OR download and complete the PDF and return it to the School Office. CCI School Care
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All Saints' Catholic Church
PARISH PRIEST: FR ELVER DELICANO
ADDRESS: 7 Liwara Place, GREENWOOD WA 6024
PARISH OFFICE OPENING TIMES: Monday, Wednesday & Friday - 10.00am to 3.00pm
MASSES: Monday – Friday 6.00am & 9.00am
Saturday – Vigil -6.00pm
Sunday – 7.30am, 9.00am, 10.30am & 5.30pm
(Anointing every 2nd Saturday of the month)
Reconciliation: Saturday 9.30am – 10.00am & 5.00pm – 5.30pm or by request
24:7 Greenwood Youth Group
For all youth in Years 6-12
This Sunday 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Church meeting room
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