FAITH TRUST RESPECT MERCY
Our Leadership Team
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents, Caregivers, Staff and Students,
Welcome back to all students and families for our final term in 2021! I hope that all families had a relaxing holiday and enjoyed the beautiful weather. We have a few new students joining our school this term and we welcome them warmly to our Liwara Community. Term Four is always a busy and fun filled term and already the classrooms are busy with new units of work commencing and the students have settled straight back to work. We celebrated the start of the term with Mass this morning and it was lovely to have family members present to share this important event. The children engaged wholeheartedly with the singing and responses and were so engrossed with Fr Elver's sermon. As we enter into the warmer weather all children are reminded to bring their water bottles to school every day and all students are encouraged to put sunscreen on before they come to school and to reapply during the day. I hope you have had a look at the lovely new bike track in our ELC playground. The line marking will be added in the next couple of weeks as the asphalt needs to fully set.
Our staff were involved in two days of amazing professional development on Monday and Tuesday of last week. On Monday we had Nathan Leber from the Catholic Institute of Western Australia work with staff on fully understanding and appreciating the Holy Father, Pope Francis’ urgent message to stop consumerism and irresponsible development as he laments environmental degradation and global warming. He calls all people of the world to take swift and unified global action. We unpacked Pope Francis’ encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ as a worldwide wake up call to help humanity understand the destruction that man is rendering to the environment and his fellow man. The subtitle “ On Care of Our Common Home” fits in well with what we as a school are working together on with our sustainable practices and our current breezeway display is a perfect example of some of these things.
On Tuesday we spent the day working with the MMA team focusing on our students developing tools and knowledge they need to foster self-worth, compassion and awareness whilst improving their ability to self-regulate and experience positive outcomes both in and out of the classroom.
If parents have a reasonable and valid request for a class placement, which could benefit their child's learning, please have this in via email, attention The Principal, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 27 October. The enormous amount of factors that have to be considered by teachers when assigning students to a class is sometimes not fully understood. Teachers spend a lot of time as there needs to be a fair distribution of students by gender, achievement levels, individual social and emotional needs and simultaneously this is no small feat. Therefore, any requests must be in, via the process outlined above, by Wednesday 27 October and any that come in after this date will not be considered.
Families who won't be returning to Liwara in 2022 are reminded that a terms notice of withdrawal is required. Under the terms of our Fee Policy a terms fee may be charged in lieu of late notice.
From The Assistant Principals' Desk
Our second last Certificate Assembly will be held on Friday 22nd October commencing at 2:30pm in the Ahern Centre.
Children from Years 3-6 will be participating in the Interschool Athletics Carnival on Friday 22nd October. We hope they all have fun and try their best.
Liwara Family Mass will be held on Sunday 31st October at 9:30am. All families are encouraged to attend as we celebrate Mass as a school and Parish community combined.
October 15 - Opening Term Mass & Liwara School Disco
October 19 - Book Fair & Advisory Council Meeting
October 20 - Book Fair
October 21 - Book Fair
October 22 - Book Fair (AM only) Interschool Athletics Carnival & Certificate Assembly
October 20 - School of Thought
October 31 - Family Mass
November 1 - All Saints' Feast Day Mass
November 5 - Certificate Assembly
November 12 - Liwara Fair
November 17 - Kindy 2022 Parent Information Session
November 19 - Music Performance Assembly
November 21 - Advisory Council Meeting & P&F Meeting
November 26 - Nativity Assembly
November 29 - Annual Community Meeting
December 3 - Graduation Assembly
December 8 - Graduation 7 Thanksgiving Mass
December 10 - End of Term Mass & Last day for students (TBC)
Our Classroom news
From Year 2
We all enjoyed our holiday break and after entering the classroom,
bursting with news to share with our friends about what we had done,
we decided to start our day with some Hot Chocolate Breathing.
The weather was so good that we were able to venture outside for some spelling fun.
We practiced writing our spelling words in the sandpit and with chalk on the pavement.
Our Annual Book Fair will be held in the library next week. The timing is perfect for Christmas gift purchases and parents, grandparents and extended family members and friends are invited to come in and browse the books on sale.
Book Fair is like having an exciting bookstore come into the school. Students will be given the opportunity to explore the books on offer during their scheduled library times next week. Students will also be given a 'Wish List' to record the title and cost of the books they would like. You can then discuss the Book Fair and the books they have seen.
If you cannot make it to the Book Fair and wish to purchase books, simply go online to - www.scholastic.com.au/payment -
to make your payment. Then your child can return the form and receipt number to the library in order to purchase books.
We would prefer payments be made using EFTPOS or the online system but we will accept cash sales.
Books will be on sale on the following days -
Tuesday - 8.15am - 8.45am & 3.00pm - 3.45pm
Wednesday - 8.15am - 8.45am & 3.00pm - 3.45pm
Thursday - 8.15am - 8.45am & 3.00pm - 3.45pm
Friday - 8.15am - 8.45am
Overdue Library Book Reminder
Just a reminder to return any 'overdue' library books.
If overdue books cannot be located and returned please let me know via email - email@example.com
Liwara's Got Talent
Liwara's Got Talent is on soon.....
Students keen to show their talents can audition to be in the finals of Liwara's Got Talent.
Students could perform a dramatic reading, circus tricks, play an instrument, dance or sing. They can team up with a friend or two or perform on their own.
Winners and Runners-up to perform at the Liwara Fair.
Divisions: Lower Primary: years 1 & 2
Middle Primary: years 3 & 4
Upper Primary: years 5 & 6
Family Group: mixed year levels from the one family
Performances will begin in week 3 in their classes.
Finals will be held at lunch times during week 4.
Any questions see Mrs Plint
Outside School Hours Care (OSHC)
Vacation Care - September/October
Our vacation care was full of fun activities that provoked a sense of exploration, enthusiasm and curiosity amongst the children.
During the first week, the children had the opportunity to meet with the St John team to learn about the importance of first aid. They were encouraged to dress up as their future self. We had future nurses, doctors, actors, chefs, a professional face painter, an AFL player for the eagles, a tie & dye ninja, a fireman, a zookeeper and a marine biologist.
We had a tie & dye day, where the children came up with various patterns on bags, t-shirts and colourful bandanas where designs and the arts were explored and experienced.
On our Royal Show Day, the children got to create their own royal show bags and had money that they used to participate in the various activities set up for the day.
On Friday, we have used our recycling materials, such as cardboard boxes where the children used them to create their forts. Through the forts they had windows that were crafted and bonded with masking tape. They also used long blankets and pegs to achieve their master fortress.
During the second week, the children were very eager to participate in physical activities such as the gym bus and LMS dance circus theme. These activities were beneficial for their physical health and mental health.
They also got to meet with the creepy crawlies from Auslark Wildlife. Interesting questions were asked about the insects and other animals present on the day.
On our Master Chef Day, we had lots of mini chefs coming together to set up an alfresco dining area. They mixed the ingredients provided to fulfill their meal preparations and achieved delicious dishes for the day.
All the children fully participated in the activities provided and are looking forward to our next vacation care program already.
We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to our devoted educators Marie, Amanda, Peter, Saoirse, Deborah, Mojgan, Jess, Hannah, Teagan and Erin.
Welcome back to Term 4.
As requested Focaccias will be available each day until stocks last. However, they may be continued until the end of Term 4 depending on the interest shown in orders.
Please add your name into the volunteer schedule if you have some spare time to help us in the canteen.
We really do appreciate your help and look forward to seeing you shortly.
Deb & Cathy
After School Activities
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9204 1701
Parents & Friends News
Please see attached a Triple P flyer for Group Triple P commencing this Monday 18th October at Warwick Stadium. We have a few spots available if you know of any parent (with children aged between 3-8yrs old) who would benefit in attending this 7 week course. Bookings are essential via the healthywa.wa.gov.au/parentgroups website, Parenting groups (healthywa.wa.gov.au)
CALLING ALL PRENDIVILLE CATHOLIC COLLEGE ALUMNI
To acknowledge Prendiville Catholic College’s 35 Year celebrations, we are reaching out to all past students who attended the College from 1986 to 2020. You are a special group of individuals who hold a unique place in the heart of Prendiville Catholic College and play a significant part in our history, values and identity.
Please stay connected by visiting our College Alumni page and completing the form on the link below to receive news about upcoming events:
You can also follow us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PrendivilleCatholicCollege
10, 20 & 30 YEAR REUNIONS
This year we will be organising 10, 20 & 30 year reunions for the graduating classes of 1991, 2001 & 2011. Please update your details and register your interest at: https://prendiville.wa.edu.au/parents-community/alumni/
And if you’d like to be part of organising one of these reunions, please contact us at: email@example.com
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
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.
Call Anthony on 0455 108 885 or Georgia on 0458 197 685 for more information
Anthony and Georgia
24:7 Greenwood Youth Ministers