FAITH TRUST RESPECT MERCY
Our Leadership Team
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
One more week of school! It is hard to believe we are so close to the end of Term One. A term that has brought many challenges to our usual programme of events. We wish to thank all students, staff and parents who have been so patient and understanding of the continual adjustments that have had to be made as a result of the constantly changing conditions under which we are operating. Our priority in decision making has always been in the best interest of all in the community, in particular, the safety of our staff and students and the quality and continuity of education for our students.
I must acknowledge and thank all our amazing staff members for what has been a difficult term to work in education. In particular, I thank our classroom teachers for their extraordinary efforts in preparing and delivering the classroom learning programs whilst also having to prepare and send home remote learning resources to students in isolation. This ‘doubling up’ of duties is yet another example of our staff and the teaching profession in general, going above and beyond for our students. Despite all the challenges the pandemic sent our way this term, our staff just carried on and got the job done – we are blessed to have such a great team!
Thank you to all our Liwara families for your support, patience, understanding and consideration through the weeks of Term One. It has been a term like no other! As a community, we have travelled the journey of COVID-19 as well as has been possible. I am extremely proud of how we have come together and done all we could to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and families. THANK YOU!
Holy Week Paraliturgies
The first week of the coming school holidays is Holy Week, however, as it is the most important season of the Church year, Liwara will continue with its traditional Lenten and Easter remembrances, including the Holy Week Paraliturgies and the celebration of the Risen Christ. We remind families of this wonderful opportunity to remember Jesus, his sacrifices and his good works at this time. Our wonderful P&F have been working diligently in the background to offer our community the popular Easter Egg Raffle. What a great initiative the cashless - e-raffle is and thanks to our wonderful Publicity Ministry the children have been getting regular reminders over the school PA system, full of energy and enthusiasm!
Presentations of the School Values Awards for Respect, which are usually presented at the last Mass of the term, will now be made within the classroom setting and photos of the presentation sent home to parents. This is a very significant Award, presented to one student in each class, as it highlights the importance of Respect as a valued attribute of the Liwara community. A heartfelt congratulations goes out to all the recipients.
Term 2 Commencement Date
We return to school next term on Tuesday 26th April, following the ANZAC Day public holiday, with all students in Winter Uniform. How nice it will be to have some cooler weather.
MAIN ROADS DEVELOPMENT
Main Roads are planning to start and finish the work on the bottom carpark #1 during the school holidays starting next week so it will have the least impact on our school community. As you can tell they have begun clearing along the oval freeway section as they move towards coming into the grounds on the freeway side of the shed and right through the path where the limestone composting bays are currently housed. Be assured that at no time will the health and safety of our students and staff be compromised. The limestone bays are going to be re-housed by Main Roads behind the shed, once the car park is completed. Unfortunately during the process we will be losing a couple of our beautiful trees in the area they will be re-developing but many hours of audits and site inspections cannot save them all. Fingers crossed that they are able to complete the carpark in the time they have put forward. I will keep the community informed if there are any delays to the project which may impact on our start back of Term 2
CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN - Stage One
I was informed by the architect, just yesterday, that the builder’s possession of site date is being brought forward by almost two weeks! This is wonderful news but there is also a lot to be done leading up to the holidays as we will need to have vacated the Yr 4/5/OSHC/Enrichment block before the end of term. OSHC will be re-housed in the Ahern Centre in readiness for Vacation Care, Year 5 classes will be setting up in the back half of the library and the Year 4s will be relocating to the Science & Languages rooms and the specialist area teachers will be mobile for the term. So much to sort out but with the support of the wonderful staff things are slowly taking shape and gaining momentum.
The entire block will be re-roofed, new ceilings will be fitted to all rooms and the installation of reverse cycle ducted air conditioning to the classrooms and OSHC block will be the icing on the cake! The staff and students have been absolutely amazing whilst the planning and funding process has been going on behind the scenes for the last three years.
Our OSHC families will be getting a letter early next week outlining all the specific protocols that the centre will be putting into place for the beginning of Vacation Care and into Term 2.
COVID-19 UPDATES Please note the following recent COVID-19 updates:
- In line with the new national guidelines, anyone who has recovered from COVID-19 is now exempt from being declared a close contact for the 12 weeks following their recovery – provided they do not have symptoms and are not immunocompromised.
- Please continue to report any COVID positive results for students over the holidays on the Self Reporting portal https://cewa-collections.powerappsportals.com/COVID-19-Self-Reporting-Form/ The link is also available on the Liwara Catholic Primary School website.
We are beginning our 2024 Kindy interviews next term so please spread the word so that we can welcome new families into our Liwara community. If you have a child due to start Kindy in 2023 and you haven’t yet enrolled them, please contact Karen Rosser our enrolment officer on firstname.lastname@example.org and she will support you through the enrolment process.
A reminder that all students are to return to school next term in their full winter uniform. If you have any uniform requirements please contact Jenny or Jodie at email@example.com or by phone: 9204 1701
On behalf of the school community, I send our love and prayers to our family members and staff who are currently unwell and/or are in isolation! Get well soon and thank you to the household close contacts for staying home in order to keep others safe and well! Please continue to do the right thing to limit the spread of germs next week as we have many families who desperately want to continue with their holiday travel plans and don’t want them interrupted by illness!
Wishing you God’s blessing as we journey towards Easter.
Mrs Andrea Millar
From The Assistant Principals' Desk
Every year, Catholics are encouraged to demonstrate faith, love and generosity during Lent. Everyone can be a part of this incredible community, who believe that there are simple actions we can all take to “be more” for our world.
All families were given a small Project Compassion box last week. Please try to make a donation to Project Compassion. As a family you might also like to talk about ways that you can put your compassion into action or give something up for Lent. Thank you for your generosity in supporting Project Compassion.
Project Compassion Boxes will be collected early next term.
Holy Week Paraliturgies
Each year level will work with their buddy year level to prepare a Paraliturgy to celebrate, with the rest of the school, the events of Holy Week. Due to continuing Covid restrictions, the Paraliturgies will be filmed and sent out to parents of each year level via Seesaw on the day they were scheduled.
The schedule for the Paraliturgies is as such:
- Monday 4 April- Year 1 & 6 Palm Sunday
- Tuesday 5 April- Year 5 & PP Holy Thursday
- Wednesday 6 April- Year 2 & 4 Good Friday
- Thursday 7 April – Year 3 Resurrection
This term the Value Award for Respect will be handed out on Friday 8 April. As there is no end of term Mass, Mrs Millar will present these awards in the classrooms. Class teachers will take a photo and send home via Seesaw.
Please note - all events will be conducted under the appropriate COVID procedures and protocols in accordance with Catholic Education WA directives.
April 4 - Holy Week reflection & Year 6 Camp
April 5 - Holy Week Reflection & Year 6 Camp
April 6 - Holy Week Reflection & Year 6 Camp
April 7 - Holy Week Reflection
April 8 - Holy Week Reflection & Last Day of Term
April 11 - April 22 - April School Holidays
April 25 - ANZAC Day Public Holiday
April 26 - First Day Term 2 & ANZAC Day Service
April 29 - Opening Mass
Our Classroom News
From Year Pre Primary
As Easter draws near, Pre-primary have been exploring the season of Lent and the Easter story. The children have been busy creating Lenten crosses to celebrate the season of Lent and completing Easter craft activities.
The children have enjoyed being able to reuse and recycle old plastic bottles to create their own Easter baskets. They have also been developing their fine motor skills with threading activities.
We have had a very busy and fun start to the year. It has been lovely to see the children settle into Pre-Primary and develop friendships and relationships with their peers.
Extra Curricular Activities
As we are approaching the end of term some items may be in short supply, however we will endeavour to have most of the items on our menu available for ordering.
In Term 2 we will be adding the Just Pizza Focaccias back onto the ordering system. These focaccias are a super tasty lunch just in time for the colder months ahead.
A big thank you once again to Mrs Millar for keeping us supplied with eggs from her 'girls' as they are always so big and fresh.
Have a wonderful term break and a Happy Easter to all.
Deb & Julie.
Due to the current Covid19 directives, the Uniform Shop will NOT BE OPEN to the public until further notice. All orders will need to be done online. Should you need to exchange an item, please place a note with the item and return to the office for exchange. JFE contact details are:-
Phone - 9204 1701
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Uniform order forms can be found on the school website https://www.liwara.wa.edu.au/school-uniform/. Full payment is required when you place the order and items will be delivered to your child's class on arrival. If you have any questions about uniforms please send them via email to email@example.com or call 9204 1701
Parents & Friends News
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
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER:
ATTENTION MARRIED COUPLES. Enrich your love for one another away from everyday distractions. What better way to celebrate the gift of your unique love than to make time to focus on each other and your marriage. We invite you to join us on our next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend 12-13 March 2022 (Live-out at Prendiville College Ocean Reef) or 29-31 July 2022 (Live in Atrium Hotel Mandurah). For more information or booking contact: Valerie & Brendon on 0424 220 625 – Email: WAbookings@wwme.org.au Website – www.wwme.org.au
Centre for Faith Enrichment
All Saints' Parish News
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, 9.30am, 10.30am & 5.30pm
(Anointing every 2nd Saturday of the month)
Reconciliation: Saturday 9.30am – 10.00am & 5.00pm – 5.30pm or by request
All Saints Catholic Church is looking for volunteers to join their cleaning crew! As a volunteer, you will be given a cleaning task that will take you 30-60 mins and you will be on roster once every 7 weeks. You can clean at a time that suits you best. If you can help, contact Heidy Verweij, 046 6251 314 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
Are you an adult thinking about becoming a Catholic?
Not sure where to begin? Like to find out more without obligation or pressure? If you are interested, in discovering what the Church has to offer or for further information, please contact Fr Elver (0466 604 754) or Juliet Southgate (6113 2799)
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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Call Anthony on 0455 108 885 or Georgia on 0458 197 685 for more information
Anthony and Georgia
24:7 Greenwood Youth Ministers