At the end of this school year we give thanks to God:
For all the teaching and learning that have taken place in our school, both in and out of the classroom,
For the talents and gifts that have been shared and the challenges that have been faced
For the burdens that have been lifted and the hurts that have been healed
For the respect and care that have been given.
We give thanks for the friendships that have just begun and for those that have grown.
For the faith that has been lived in our daily struggles,
For the hope that has lifted our hearts on the dark days
And for the love that has kept us going.
We give thanks for the community that we are and we ask you Lord –
bless our students as they finish the school year: may your Spirit inspire them with confidence and calmness
bless our families as we take our holidays, may our time together leave us with memories to cherish.
Pour out your love on us that we may return renewed and refreshed to continue our journey together.
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.
FAITH TRUST RESPECT MERCY
Our Leadership Team
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents, Caregivers, Staff and Students,
As the 2021 school year draws to a close it is time to reflect on another busy, successful year at Liwara. The children and staff have worked hard and achieved so much throughout the year. Enjoy spending time together with you child reading through their Semester Two Reports on the Seqta Engage Portal and create lasting memories reflecting on the year that has been! Thank you to the Liwara Community and All Saints Parish for continuing to work together so closely for the benefit of our children.
Thank you to our many families who have sent through some beautiful cards and emails filled with words of gratitude and thanks for everything their children have achieved this year because of the amazing team of Liwara staff. On behalf of the dedicated and very weary staff, I thank you!
To those families who are leaving us for new places and adventures. Thank you for being a part of our community and for the many contributions you have made during your time here. On behalf of the entire staff team I wish you all the very best.
Congratulations to our Year Six leaders who we are all extremely proud of and who were recognised at the Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday night. I spoke about their individual and shared achievements and I congratulated them on their perseverance and determination in achieving their goals. Congratulations go to our two Christian Leadership Award recipients, Brianna Czerwionka and Darcy White.
At the end of this year we say goodbye and good luck to Ms Olivia Holmer who has secured a position at St Paul’s Catholic Primary in the beautiful City of Karratha in the Pilbarra Region. We wish Olivia all the very best in her career and know that the students & the town of Karratha will be overjoyed when they get to meet and greet her. Thank you Olivia for the two years you have spent at Liwara, the students, staff and community are going to miss you!
Mrs Kel Biggar will be returning to Liwara next year after spending 12 months nurturing her beautiful baby boy. Mr John Greenhill will be leaving the Liwara teaching team after 24 years. He has held a myriad of teaching roles at Liwara over the years and spent three years on secondment at St Luke’s between 2012- 2015. We wish Mr Greenhill all the very best for his future pathway. Signora Greenhill will be on leave throughout the 2022 school year.
Mrs Victoria Walker, will be taking a break from regular working hours, after initially agreeing to a 12 month contract which has extended to six years! She promises us that she will be an active relief staff member so we will still be seeing plenty of her around and about. Thank you, Victoria, for staying five years longer than you first intended, you have been a great asset to our teaching team.
Mrs Rosy Gallardo has accepted a full time EA position for next year and we thank Rosy for the time she has spent with us and for sharing her kind and beautiful nature with some of our youngest students. Thank you for looking after our children in Kindy.
Ms Beth Plint will not be returning to Liwara next year so I would like to extend my gratitude to her for stepping in while Mrs Beth Keegan has been enjoying her new role of motherhood. I wish Beth all the very best in her future endeavours.
If you would like an individual parent meeting to discuss your child’s report, please email your child’s teacher to schedule a meeting time next week.
The 2022 Staffing List will be announced in a ‘mini’ newsletter next week, reminding parents that the list is subject to change before the beginning of the school year, in the event of any unexpected staff movements.
As announced at the recent Annual Community Meeting, we will be sending out Class Lists on the last day of our staff week via Seesaw and copies will be posted on classroom doors on the first day of Term One in 2022. It is my wish that students and families begin the year with fresh eyes, hopes and expectations.
From The Assistant Principals' Desk
End of Year Thanksgiving Mass
The whole school celebrated the end of the school year with a Thanksgiving Mass today in the All Saints Church. The school Values Awards (Faith) for each class (excluding Yr 6) were presented at the conclusion of this Mass. Thank you to the Year 3 classes for organising this Mass.
Student SEQTA Reports
Parents will be able to access their child(ren)’s academic reports online via SEQTA from 4pm on Friday 10th December.
Opening Term Mass 2022
Our first week of school in 2022 will commence on Monday 31st January for students. We will be celebrating our Opening Term Mass on Friday 4th February at 9am.
December 10 - Student SEQTA Reports
January 4 - 28 - Vacation Care
January 27 - Uniform shop opening
January 31 - School resumes for students
February 4 - Opening Term Mass
School Holiday Ideas
Need some ideas to keep you entertained?
The Scribe Tribe has put together some fun and relaxing activities to keep you busy these summer holidays!
Beach Activities- Cora
Just imagine, the soft, golden sand, the blue ocean water, and so much to do! The beach. Lots of things come to mind when those words escape a mouth, like waves, sand or water. But, there is a lot more to a beach then its lovely looks. There is an almost never-ending list of things to do at the beach, and I’m going to name just a few. First up, beach volleyball. Playing with friends or family members, this sport can create hours of never-ending fun. Next up, swimming. Getting wet on a hot day, and gliding through the water, always feels amazing! Also, if water is not your thing, why not try having a sandcastle building competition! There are so many creative designs you can make, and the best bit is at the end, when you crash your building down! So, if you’re bored, and feel like you need something fun to do during the holidays, these are some very active, family friendly, and fun things to do at the beach.
7 Tips to Stay Cool in Summertime- Marcella
- Put your clothes in the freezer for tomorrow (It might sound crazy, but it really works)
- Go to the beach or swim in the pool often
- Put your water bottle in the freezer
- Wear a hat and sun cream
- Have cold showers (as cold as you can take it)
- Make paper fans (by folding paper back and forth), put on the fan and air conditioning
- If you have long hair, put it up in a ponytail or a bun
These things may not sound like much but if you follow these, summer will not be so miserably humid and hot!
Riddles and Jokes- Aidan
These are some of the best riddles and jokes in the world. Try these out for a try and tell them to all your friends and family. These are awesome for the holidays so you will not get bored with these riddles and jokes. Have fun!
- Why do we tell actors to break a leg?
- What did one traffic light say to the other?
- What’s a snakes favourite subject at school?
- Why is it annoying to eat next to two basketball players?
- Why was the Easter Bunny so upset?
- What do you call a boomerang that won’t come back?
- I saw a guy spill his Scrabble letters on the road, I asked him what’s the word on the street?
- Why are piggy banks so wise ?
- Why did the student eat his homework?
- What did the calculator say to the other calculator?
Be Generous- Stella
This is all about how you can be generous on the holidays. Firstly, you can give something to your neighbours, friends or family to show you care. Baked goods are a good idea, and it is a good time to brush up on your cooking skills. Another way to be compassionate is buying things from an Op Shop, especially ones which give their proceeds to charities. Most of these shops have interesting things you usually can’t find anywhere else, and plus, all your money is going towards people needing it. There are also small acts you can do, like giving encouragement or even a compliment to someone who needs to hear it. Here are some other things you can do: make a meal, clean up, help with groceries, make a Christmas card.
Places to Go- Flynn
- The first one you might fancy has some beautiful animals and some great food! You might have guessed it… the Perth Zoo! Where all your wildest dreams can come true, maybe have a roar with the lions or some stomping with the elephants because this is the great place to be. You’ll find some hot tasty food and some cold creamy ice cream that you can enjoy.
- Adventure World… this is a good place with rides and water slides all to use, there are some scary one’s too so watch out!
- Kings Park is a nice place to go where you can go for great picnics. There are many places to go in Kings Park and great hiking trails, see some monuments on the way, like the brave soldiers that put their lives in front of ours to save our great country.
Here are some other places to go to:
- .Fremantle prison, ooh watch out for prisoners.
- .Rottnest Island, go to their great beaches.
- Aqua, that is a great place learn all about our great animals.
- Perth city, that is a great place to go to there are many cafes.
- iPlay, that is a great place to go to there are many fun games there.
As summer has just arrived, the weather is definitely getting hotter and sweatier. To keep cool this summer, why not refresh yourself with some of these cool and easy snacks!
Ingredients: 1 cup plain Greek yoghurt, 1 banana, ¼ cup fresh lemon or lime juice, 1 tsp lemon or lime zest, 2 tbsp honey, ½ tsp vanilla extract.
Method: Simply combine all ingredients for the desired popsicle you choose in a blender, until smooth. Pour the mixture into popsicle moulds, leaving spaces at the top to expand. Insert a stick into each popsicle, and remove until popsicle is hard (at least 4 hours wait.) Then run the mould under warm water to loosen it up, then enjoy!
Slice a watermelon in half, and then into a small thin circle shape. That is the base of the pizza.
Then, lightly spread Greek plain yoghurt on top of the watermelon until smooth. Add strawberries, blueberries, grapes, apple or any fruit you desire. Then enjoy!
Some more simple summer snack ideas include: fruit kebabs, frozen oranges, frozen grapes, smoothies, cookies, watermelon popsicles, strawberry + banana candy canes, frozen Christmas trees, strawberry Santa’s, gingerbread men.
The Canteen held a Christmas Smoothie/Slushies week in Week 8 of this term.
We sold Merry Berry and Merry Mango Smoothies, and Christmas Watermelon Slushies.
These were very popular and so delicious on the hot days.
Thank you for supporting the canteen throughout the year.
Deb & Cathy
Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) - Vacation Care
The Vacation Care program is now available. The program includes -
- A Cuddly Animal Farm Incursion
- Water Splash Day
- Zombie Survival Day
- Bop 'til You Drop Incursion
- Archery Incursion
- Kinetic Kites Incursion
- Army Bootcamp Incursion
- Scitech Space Adventure Incursion
Please book early to secure your place.
Vacation Care December 2021 and January 2022 Program and Booking Form
Extra Curricular Activities
UNIFORM SHOP - HOLIDAY OPENING
The uniform shop will be open on Thursday 27 January 2022 1.30 - 2.00pm.
Pick up pre paid and on-line orders from outside uniform shop 2.00 - 4.00pm.
Uniform Shop open for walk in customers.
Regular Opening Times
The uniform shop is open for your uniform requirements during school terms on Thursday between 8.15am - 9.00am.
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
Girls Only Cricket
- Liwara Catholic PS Girls
Only, years 1 6
- Entry level introduction
specifically for girls
- Focused on fun,
participation and making
- 4 x 1 hour weekly
- Afterschool on school
- Cost of $40 per student
Click on this link for more details -
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
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
Click on the links to download the latest newsletters.
24-7 Greenwood 5th December 2021
24-7 Greenwood 28th November 2021
Call Anthony on 0455 108 885 or Georgia on 0458 197 685 for more information
Anthony and Georgia
24:7 Greenwood Youth Ministers