FAITH TRUST RESPECT MERCY
Our Leadership Team
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents and Caregivers
In celebration of all our mothers and mother figures in our school community I would like to share this reflection, with you.
MOTHER’S DAY REFLECTION
- It is Mother’s Day, a time to remind me to remember. Remember all that you have done for me, all that you are, and all that you will ever be in my life.
- Through the good and the bad, you have been there. Loving and caring all of the way with me. Mending broken hearts and sharing the joys.
- Caught up in my busy life I am guilty of not always showing just how much I love you and to know that you are always in my heart; that my love for you is beyond anything that I could ever do or say.
Mother’s Day Celebration Our Mother’s Day Breakfast held on Wednesday 11 May was a fantstic event which the staff were so happy to be able to organise in the grounds of our beautiful school. Once again, the staff outdid themselves by spending many hours in planning and preparation and setting up late on Tuesday evening and coming in very early on Wednesday morning, as they wanted to prepare a very special breakfast experience for our mums and significant mother figures. The photo booth was beautifully created and was a huge hit once again! I thank you all, on behalf of the staff, for attending our special breakfast celebration.
CDP UPDATE As we are in preparation for the start of the Capital Development Plan project, which encompasses three building having new roofs, new ceilings and ducted air conditioning, we have started by relocating the classes and OSHC from the block closest to the administration building. Our OSHC, for those of you who are not users, has been relocated to the school multipurpose area (Ahern Centre) where we normally hold our assemblies and whole school events. The Year Five classes have set themselves up comfortably in the library and Mrs Margetic is enjoying having their company! The Year Four classes are set up in the Science and Language (Italian) rooms. Our Science and Italian teachers will be mobile whilst the works are underway. A huge thank you to Ms Leddin & Signora Licastro. The other two blocks, to be worked on further down the track, are the Year One/Two classrooms and the Year Six building. I would like to thank all staff and students who have been relocated, for their support and for going about their business as if nothing much has changed. At the end of last term there were a couple of weeks of many extra hours put in by all to pack resources and identify furniture that was needed/not required in their new, temporary homes, as all rooms under the 4/5/OSHC roof needed to be completely emptied so everything was safely out of harms way. The great news is that the contractors will be starting work on the project on Monday 16 May.
IMPORTANT CHANGE OF DROP OFF AND PICK UP – GATE #6 TO GATE #7 DUE TO THE CDP. As the builders have taken possession of the site today, Friday 13 May and the fences have gone up to secure the site, we will be moving the morning drop off and afternoon pick up away from Gate #6 over to Gate #7, from Monday 16 May. Thank you for your understanding and support.
GREENWOOD ST VINCENT DE PAUL CAR BOOT APPEAL The St Vincent de Paul Society - Greenwood Conference, is reaching out to the Liwara Catholic School community to assist with donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries on Saturday 28th May 8.00am - 12.00pm. No matter how big or small, all donations will be gratefully accepted. Please see attached notice. Many thanks from the St Vincent de Paul Society - Greenwood Conference.
THANK YOU FR ELVER As our OSHC program is currently housed in the Ahern Centre we are blessed with an extremely supportive and understanding parish priest, as Fr Elver has given us permission to use the church for all whole school events – assemblies, hymn singing, instrumental music performances and anything else that comes our way where we need the space, until we have the buildings all completed. A huge thank you!
PLAYGROUND UPDATE I received some great news last Friday from Adventure+ Playgrounds informing me that the installation date for the new oval playground is going to be Monday 30 May. As they explained to me late last year they have had a long wait for many of their suppliers as raw materials and equipment have been hard to come by in the last 18 months due to long delays due to the COVID-19 impact on transporting of supplies, but, we now have a date!
COFFEE VAN - Tuesdays with a Twist! The interest and enthusiasm that Phil’s Twisties Coffee van created last Tuesday whilst Running Club was in progress, is a great reflection of our wonderful Liwara community and because of many requests for an encore, we now have him on site on a Thursday morning too. Thank you for supporting this great initiative! I can’t wait to get down there too!
NAPLAN TESTING SCHEDULE Our Year 3 and Year 5 classes commenced NAPLAN testing on Tuesday 10 May. Everything has been going smoothly for all our students and we thank you, as parents, for your support in keeping your children who are involved in the testing as calm and stress free as possible as they engage in the different days of testing.
KINDY 2023/2024 AND PRE KINDY 2023 I am currently meeting with future and current parents for our Kindy 2023/2024 & Pre Kindy 2023 interviews. If you have children who fit into these time frames, I urge you to contact our enrolment officer, Karen Rosser, to discuss the enrolment process as the places are filling steadily.
SCHOOL FEES Families have received their fee statements. If any family is having difficulties in paying their school fees, they are urged to book an appointment with the bursar Lee Hansen, or myself, as soon as possible. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.
Wishing you God’s blessings
Mrs Andrea Millar
From The Assistant Principals' Desk
Communion Commitment Masses
Year 4 and Catechist children will be attending one of the All Saints Parish Masses on the weekend of 14th and 15th May. This is another step closer to celebrating the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in June.
Communion Parent/Child Workshops
All children who are receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion will need to attend ONE Parent/Child Workshop on either Tuesday 17 May at 6pm OR Thursday 19 May at 6pm. These workshops will be held in the new All Saints Parish Centre.
Caritas – Project Compassion
A very big thank you to the Liwara School Community who raised and donated a sensational $691.25 to Caritas’ Project Compassion Appeal, through donations into the collection boxes that were sent home at the beginning of Lent, last term.
Fr Elver will be meeting with 1 Red in Week 4 and 1 Green in Week 5.
Year 5 will be attending All Saints Parish Mass on Monday 16 May. Year 4 will be attending Mass on Tuesday 24 May.
The first Certificate Assembly for Term 2 will be held on Friday 13 May in the All Saints Church, commencing at 2:30pm.
It was great to see so many children, and some of their parents, attending Running Club last week. We had in excess of 90 students join in on the first day and numbers have held steady. Maybe it has something to do with the coffee van set-up but, its great to have everyone (children and their parents) out on the oval and running around together. Hope you can make it too on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8am (unless cancelled, via Seesaw, due to inclement weather.
Liwara Cross Country Carnival
The annual Cross Country Carnival will be held on Friday 27th May on the school oval commencing at 8.50am with the Year 6 students. Students must wear their Liwara Sports Uniform with their faction-coloured shirt and preferred running shoes (no spikes). Parents are very welcome to attend and cheer on their children and faction.
The schedule of events for the day is as follows:
Friday 27th May, 2022
Liwara School Oval
- Year 6 – 08:50am.
- Pre Primary – 9.20am
- Year 5 – 10.00am
- Year 2 – 11.10am
- Year 3 – 11:40am.
- Year 4 – 12:10am
- Year 1 – 1.25pm
Please be advised that this is an estimated time schedule.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
Are you an adult thinking about becoming a Catholic? Do you know someone else who is?
Not sure where to begin? Like to find out more without obligation or pressure? An information / inquiry session will be held in the Church meeting room commencing at 7.30pm on Thursday 2nd June. If you are interested, come along and discover what the Church has to offer. For further information, please contact Fr Elver (0466 604754) or Juliet Southgate (0450 578679).
The St. Vincent de Paul Society
Please note - all events will be conducted under the appropriate COVID procedures and protocols in accordance with Catholic Education WA directives.
May 13 - Certificate Assembly
May 14 & 15 - Communion Commitment Masses
May 17 - Communion Workshop
May 19 - Communion Workshop
May 20 - Performance Assembly - Year 3
May 25 - National Simultaneous Storytime
May 27 - Liwara Cross Country Carnival & Certificate Assembly
May 30 - School Prayer - Year 2
Our Classroom News
From Year Two
Making Jesus Real in Year 2
The Year 2 students have been focusing on positive and negative attitudes. We have learnt that we can have a positive attitude by being enthusiastic, being around positive people, smiling and changing our thoughts. When you have a positive attitude, people will love being around you, you will feel good, it will spread positivity and keep you in a positive mindset.
Attitudes are contagious, so ask yourself, is MY attitude worth catching?
Extra Curricular Activities
Year 6 Boys Basketball Team Success
The 'Wolfpack' team won the Senators Saturday Morning Div 2 Summer Grandfinal during the holidays and is made up of the following Liwara students - Jack, Harry, Isaac, Matt, Tom B, Ryder, Jett & Lucas. Well done boys.
After School Soccer Program
CELEBRATING PIRATE DAY
We hope that the children are enjoying coming to spend their coins at the counter
It is great to see all the smiling faces once again.
The Focaccia Pizza Slabs are selling very fast, we have a good supply of Ham Hero, Margherita and BBQ Chicken, however the Meat Lovers will be sold out shortly sorry.
Our Sushi is ordered on Thursday afternoon and collected Friday morning, hence our pre-order for Sushi. It is made fresh to order for us and we apologise but we cannot make any individual changes. Thank you.
Today, Friday 13, the Special Events Ministry held a Pirate day in support of Brain Cancer Research; we sold Crispy “Deep Sea” Fish Bites, Cannonball Meatballs, Vegetable Planks with Murky Dip, Fruit Sailing Boats along with all our usual popular items. We hope this was a very successful day for such a worthy cause. Well done to the Special Events Ministry students.
Deb & Julie.
The Uniform Shop should be opening up to the public very soon. However, you can still place your orders 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 on 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
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