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     PRAYER for LENT

God of Light and love, give us the open heart we need to accept what is put before us – the joys and sorrows, pain and laughter;
knowing that life will always contain both, and all.

Merciful Father, grant us the grace never to turn away from obeying
Your Son whom our sins have bruised and bloodied, but which He bore out of love for us.
Today we pray to embrace our sufferings in full trust and surrender.
It is in Your good and holy Name we pray.


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The Liwara Newsletter, Volume 4

15th March 2024

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  In this week's newsletter:

  • Liwara Swimming Carnival
  • Year 6 Ministries
  • Parents & Friends
  • Celebrating Our Grandparents

and more...


Dear Parents & Caregivers

I hope you have all had a lovely past couple of weeks and have been enjoying the cooler days and evenings.  

Liwara Swimming Carnival
A delightful day was had by all at our Liwara Swimming Carnival last Thursday, mainly due to the superb planning and organisation of Mr Sanders and his team of dedicated staff, enthusiastic students, and supportive parents, who truly made this event a resounding success.  

It was thrilling to witness the active participation and sportsmanship displayed by our students.  Their determination, teamwork and positive attitudes were truly commendable.  It was heartening to see students cheering for their classmates, whether they were leading a race of giving their best effort.  The day was filled with excitement, camaraderie and outstanding performances and I thank everyone who contributed to the success of our Liwara Swimming Carnival.   

Yr Six Ministries
Leadership skills are an integral part of a well-rounded education and last week I was privileged to present the badges to our Semester One Ministry Groups.  All our Year 6 students, whether a member of a Ministry or Acts of Service group, have been using their initiatives to lead and organise events and contribute positively to the school community.  Their leadership qualities are inspiring, and we are excited to watch them grow into future leaders.  

Catholic Education Early Childhood Conference
Our Kindy teachers, Mrs Andrea Shilkin and Mrs Michelle Bratich recently attended the Catholic Education Early Childhood Conference and have shared some of their thoughts... "This year we were fortunate enough to attend the CEWA Early Childhood Conference. We were part of a wonderful community of passionate Early Childhood Educators and inspiring speakers from all over the world. The wisdom from some incredible professionals was shared with us about many topics, the main being inquiry-based learning. The big take away was that we need to prepare our young people for the changing world we live in today and the future world that belongs to our children.

Other sessions that we were inspired by were: ‘Nature Play’ and ‘Botanical Literacies’, where learning is taken outside, and the children learn through inquiry, in our local environment. It made us think how lucky we are to be teaching at Liwara where we are surrounded by natural bush. We also participated in ‘Moving Beyond Counting’ where we explored extending students number understanding beyond oral counting. We came away with a deeper knowledge of number sequence and value using play and concrete materials in Kindy.

Furthermore, we thoroughly enjoyed sessions about how we can support our students social and emotional development as well as their spiritual growth. Our favourite session was learning more about Kimochis as we have recently purchased kits for our Early Childhood classrooms. It’s a fun and playful way we can support children expressing their feelings. Watch this space as we receive more training and explore this in our Kindy and Pre-primary classes.  

Every Keynote speaker and session we attended, left us excited and motivated to embed inquiry-based learning in our planning. We can’t wait to share this with our Kindy students throughout the year.".

Parents & Friends
At the P&F Meeting on Tuesday I received feedback about another successful LADS (Liwara Awesome Dads Society) camping event for our families.  I think the biggest hurdle in the future is to extend the amount of bays put aside for next year, as it was another sell out event! Thanks to the LADS for being instrumental in organising this family camping opportunity. I would like to encourage all members of our school community to come along to the meetings held in the School Hall in Weeks 2 and 7 each term at 7:00pm.  

Celebrating Our Grandparents
A link was recently sent out via Seesaw for families to register numbers of grandparents who will be attending our special celebration on Thursday 21 March.  If you have not replied on their behalf yet here is the link:  https://forms.office.com/r/Lpjdbt2cQf.    A reminder that our day will begin at 8:30am, with parking available on the school oval.  Staff will be directing traffic so please follow their directions as the oval is in such good condition that we want to keep it that way.   We look forward to welcoming our grandparents into our classrooms from 8:30am.

Establishing A Community Register Of the Past 50 Years
Early next term we will be sending out a link to the community to establish a register for past students, staff, parents, grandparents, great grandparents and other members of the Liwara Community from the School's earliest days.  Please spread the news so we can collate a list, with contact details,  of as many people as possible that have been involved in the Liwara School Community over the past five decades. Your support in gathering as many names and details as possible will be a rewarding data gathering process for Liwara Primary School.

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Pre Kindy Grandparents Morning
On Friday, 22 March Pre Kindy will be celebrating their Grandparents by inviting them to join in a 'Stay & Play' Session from 8.30-9.30am.

If your child does not usually attend on a Friday, they are welcome to come along for the session but will need to taken home when the session finishes at 9.30am.


50th Anniversary Photo Shoot
On Tuesday 5 March our students looked stunning in their red and green Liwara tops and were extremely excited to be involved in Part One of our 50th Anniversary photography sessions.  MSP, our annual school photo company, sent out their team to set up for a whole school overhead shot.  The date for Part Two of the special 50th photo session will be sent out via Seesaw, once confirmed as we would like the students to once again wear their red & green Liwara Sports top,  as it looks spectacular when they are all grouped together.  

Carpark Courtesy
It has been brought to the attention of the office staff that there are still members of our community mis-using the bottom drive through lane, as on more than one occasion the same car has been left parked and unattended in the drive through lane, therefore blocking the way for all our other families during drop off.  Please be vigilant and follow the directions so that all drivers have a smooth and respectful experience.  Please avoid blocking the flow of traffic by leaving your car parked and unattended in the drive through lane!

Thank you for working together to create a positive and harmonious environment during drop off and picking up of studentsFollowing are a few friendly reminders to ensure a smooth and respectful experience, every day for all:

  1. Mindful Parking: Please park within designated car parks and parking spaces.
  2. Admin Carpark No 2: This carpark is not to be used as a dropping off or picking up point as this is a staff only designated car park. We have instrumental tutors, relief staff and OSHC staff arriving for work before and after school, unable to find a designated bay which can impact on our students’ learning and care if they can’t park in the designated staff carpark .
  3. Safe Picking Up & Dropping Off: Picking up and dropping off of students must be done via the three options below –
    -  The bottom carpark / drive through - Gate #3 supervised after school
    -  The top drive through - Gate #6 supervised after school
    -  The oval carpark - Gate #12 supervised after school
    If you have someone new doing either the dropping off or picking up of your child could you please inform them of which carparks they have access to.
  4. Respect Reserved Spaces: Be mindful of reserved parking spaces for individuals with special needs, staff members, or other designated roles. These spaces are crucial for those who require them.
  5. Speed Limits: When driving within the parking area, observe the posted speed limits. This helps maintain a safe environment for our students and other drivers.
  6. Avoid Blocking Traffic: If waiting for a parking spot or dropping off/picking up children, do so without blocking the flow of traffic.  This helps maintain a smooth and efficient traffic flow.
  7. Gate #4: This gate is not for the use of students before and after school as the carpark is a busy one and the children’s safety can be compromised.  Students should only be using Gates #1 & #3 to enter the school in the morning and supervised gates, #3, #6 & #12 to be picked up. Our ELC parents and caregivers use gates #1 & #13 to enter the grounds to drop and collect their children from the Kindy & PP classrooms.

Change-over to Winter Uniform
A reminder that as of Term 2 all students will be required to be in their full winter uniform as outlined in the School Uniform Policy & Uniform Requirements Information

WA State Tee-Ball Championships
Congratulations to our Liwara students
for their participation and achievements in the recent State Tee-Ball ChampionshipsThe students play for the Carine Cats Under 13A Division and they were the proud recipients of the Gold and Bronze Medals. Gold Medal for the Carine Jaguars went to Myala O’Connor and the Bronze Medal for the Carine Panthers went to Kira Howlett, Alexis Magorian, Charlie Stuber & Rosie Haynes Thank you to Assumpta Haynes for forwarding us the photo and the good news of our students’ achievementsWell done! Myala, Kira, Alexis, Charlie and Rosie. 



We currently have a limited number of vacancies for Kindy 2024, I urge you to contact our Enrolment Officer, as soon as possible, to discuss the enrolment process. I will be meeting with future and current parents for our 2025 Kindy and Pre Kindy placements commencing mid Term 1 onwards. Enrolment information and applications can be downloaded from our school website HERE or a paper copy can be collected from the school office.

Thank you to all our members of our school community for your continued support as together we can celebrate the outstanding work and achievements of our incredible students! 

Best wishes and God Bless!

Mrs Andrea Millar



Interschool Swimming Carnival
We wish all our students the best for the Interschool Swimming Carnival on Tuesday, 19 March. Try your best and have a lot of fun! 

Holy Week Paraliturgy's
Please see the Seesaw post advertising our Holy Week Paraliturgy's. All families are welcome to attend.  

Music Performance Assembly
Please join us on Friday, 22 March 2:20pm in the Liwara Hall to hear our talented Instrumental students perform. 

General Theology of Sacrament Meeting
If your child is receiving a sacrament this year, and you have not previously attended this meeting, you are asked to attend the General Theology of Sacrament meeting at 6pm Tuesday, 19 March in the Liwara Hall. Please enter through Gate 7. 

End of Term Mass and Values Awards
Our Year 4 students will be leading the school in our End of Term Mass on Wednesday, 27 March at 9am at the All Saints Church. At the conclusion of Mass, we will be handing out our Values Awards for Respect. Year 5 and 6 students will be receiving their Values Awards at the conclusion of the Music Performance Assembly on Friday, 22 March.  

Ms Angela Leddin & Mrs Jesseca Francis

Assistant Principals


In Term One we are focusing on our school value of Respect.  Each student is reminded of the different ways we can show Respect to God, others and ourselves.  All classes have this poster up on display as a constant reminder.




TERM 1 - 31 January to 28 March 2024

TERM 2 - 15 April to 26 June 2024

TERM 3 - 15 July to 20 September 2024

TERM 4 - 8 October to 6 December 2024

Pupil Free Days & Public Holidays 2024:

  • 29 March - Good Friday
  • 25 April - Anzac Day
  • 3 June - Western Australia Day
  • 27 June - Pupil Free Day
  • 28 June - Pupil Free Day
  • 2 September - Pupil Free Day
  • 3 September - Pupil Free Day
  • 7 October - Pupil Free Day

Week 8

18 March  -  NAPLAN Testing Yr 3 & 5

19 March  -  Interschool Swimming Carnival

19 March  -  General Theology of Sacrament Meeting @ 6.00pm

20 March  -  P & F Easter Raffle

21 March  -  Harmony Day

21 March  -  Celebrating our Grandparents

21 March  -  1/2 Day Closure @ 12.30pm - Parent/Teacher Meetings

22 March  -  Pre Kindy Grandparents Morning

22 March  -  Music Performance Assembly & Yr 5/6 Value Awards @ 2.20pm

Week 9

25-28 March  -  Year 6 Camp

25-26 March  -  Kindy Screening

25-28 March  -  Holy Week Paraliturgy

26 March  -  Yr 2 Incursion

27 March  -  Yr 4 End of Term Mass including PP-Yr 4 Value Awards @ 9.00am

27 March  -  Yr 5 Whadjuk Gift @ Mater Dei Colleg

28 March  -  Last Day of Term 1

29 March  -  Good Friday

31 March  -  Easter Sunday


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Liwara are excited to be celebrating National Ride2School Day on Friday 22 March 2024.

National Ride2School Day is the perfect opportunity to kick-start new healthy habits and promote the many benefits of active travel. We encourage all students and their families to leave the car at home and give riding, walking, scooting or skating to school a go.

It’s sure to be a fantastic day and we look forward to seeing you there!

#ride2school #ride2schoolday


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All students are encouraged to return their borrowed books before school from 8.15am to go into the weekly raffle draw. 

Library Days 

Tuesday – Years 1 & 2

Wednesday – Years 3, 5 & 6

Thursday – Kindy, Pre-Primary & Year 4

Book Returns 

If you have outstanding library books, they can be dropped into the main office. 

Library Bags for Sale

The Liwara Craft Group have made Library bags.  They are selling them for $10.00 a bag and all profits go towards the craft stall for the School Fair.

If you are interested in purchasing one or more of these beautiful bags, they can be purchased through Trybookings:


Bring your receipt to the Library and select a bag!

Library Bags

Mrs Clark


Please note on Thursday 21st there will be no lunches provided on this day, due to the half day closure.  However, the canteen will still be open for recess sales.

Next Friday 22nd for Harmony Day, we will have some special extra “orange” foods at recess.

Mango Pikelets, Orange & Poppyseed muffins and some Orange fruit cups and Pumpkin Scones.

We have some Easter colouring in posters at the canteen, please take one home and bring it back to us so we can display your wonderful creations on our walls.

Thank you for supporting Liwara Canteen.

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Deb & Adriana


The Uniform Shop is open Thursdays from 8.15am - 9am for all your uniform needs!  Doors will not open outside of these hours. 

Please note that students are required to wear their winter uniform for Term 2 & 3 2024.


JFE Details

Phone: 9204 1701

Email: saes@jfe.net.au

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To read this week's P & F Newsletter, click here

Please see our current Try Bookings Form and Reimbursement Form below:

Try Booking Form

Reimbursement Form

To keep up to date, head to our private Facebook page by clicking here.




7 Liwara Place

Greenwood, WA




Father Elver Delicano



Monday – Friday 6am & 9am

Saturdays 6pm

Sundays 7:30am, 9:30am & 5:30pm

Anointing every 2nd Saturday of the month


Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am - 3pm



m: 0466604754

e: greenwood@perthcatholic.org.au







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Last week at 24:7 Greenwood we had a smaller night but we didn’t let that stop us from having an amazing time! We started off with soccer on the oval and games inside before officially starting our night with a game of Empires.

From there we moved into a game of indoor soccer before settling down and listening to our guest speaker, Catherine. Catherine helped us to explore the question, “How big is your Bucket?” and helped the young people to understand how God is always stretching our capacity to love those around us.

Next week we have our Youth Volunteer Mass at 5:30pm followed by Youth Group where we have an awesome night planned. Along with our usual fun and games we have a guest speaker coming along to help us continue exploring our term theme, Heart of Faith, by sharing about God’s Kingdom and how our lives can be changed when we truly follow Jesus.


God bless,
Jesse and Lucy
24:7 Greenwood Youth Ministers


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Aranmore Catholic College is pleased to announce applications for 2025 scholarships are now open.

Our scholarships are designed to recognise and support students who exhibit dedication to academic excellence, excellence in sports or music, leadership potential, and a commitment to serving their community. Whether you excel in academics, STEM, Rugby, Netball, music, or community service, there is a scholarship opportunity available for you.

Scholarships at Aranmore not only provide financial assistance but also offer unique opportunities for personal and academic growth under the guidance and care of highly qualified specialist teachers. Don't miss this chance to pursue your educational dreams and make a positive impact on our community.

For more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit our website www.aranmore.wa.edu.au.

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Dental Health Services
Greenwood Dental Therapy Centre 

Greenwood Primary School | Merivale Way, Greenwood,Wa,6024

Ph: (08) 92035611 |  

E: GreenwoodDTC@health.wa.gov.au 

W: www.dental.wa.gov.au 

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The Anglican Grace Chapel in Joondalup and St Vincent De Paul Northern Conferences jointly open a drop-in centre for the homeless and disadvantaged each Monday and Friday at the Grace Chapel.  Volunteers offer and serve a heated meal, tea and coffee and hampers of donated food for the guests.

More volunteers are desperately needed.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Peter on 0491 048 207 or email:  ryansite@tpg.com.au.

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We are now accepting Pre Kindy - Year 6 enrolments for 2025, 2026 & beyond.  Please contact  the school if you have any questions on 6224 2000 or via email:  enquiries@liwara.wa.edu.au for more information.