FAITH TRUST RESPECT MERCY
Our Leadership Team
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents, Caregivers, Staff and Students,
Welcome to the end of Week Three of Term One, 2022. While our return to school has not been what we hoped or planned for, I am extremely proud of how well everyone has settled into the new year and re-engaged with school. Thank you to everyone, even our littlest ones, who have shown great agility and resilience during these unpredictable times. It has been wonderful to see the joy and excitement on our students’ faces as they have been pouring into school each morning. The students have welcomed our new families and greeted new staff with courtesy and kindness. I am certain that we are in for an excellent year of positive relationships and tremendous outcomes for our students across all areas of school life.
Sincerest thanks to our staff for their dedication in preparing their classrooms to welcome the students. The learning areas are all looking invigorating and are testament to the care and devotion our staff have towards ensuring school is an exciting place for our students. The teachers are happy to be back with their new groups of students as they use the first few weeks to develop confidence in students and to introduce them to the new experiences and expectations for the year.
As always, the safety and wellbeing of all students and staff is our highest priority and as WA is now considered to be in a high caseload setting, we need to remain vigilant and monitor for COVID symptoms. If your child is unwell, they should not attend school and if anyone in your household displays any of the COVID-19 symptoms they should seek testing immediately. Please notify us if this applies to your family at any time, ensuring those impacted isolate until a negative result is received. Please notify us immediately of a positive test result, with the assurance that any communications which result will protect both the privacy and dignity of all concerned. Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to keeping our community safe.
A letter has been sent out today to all families regarding COVID-19 high caseload mask wearing which was sent through from the Catholic Education Office. It will be helpful if you have a conversation with your children, after reading the letter, about the ‘try a mask’ sessions which are going to be part of our education programs in the near future.
We continue this year with our whole school focus on student wellbeing and resilience. We acknowledge that students experience a tremendous amount of physical and mental growth on a daily basis and face lots of new experiences and challenges. Being resilient gives our children the ability to tackle these head-on, bounce back from any setbacks and have the best chance at success. It allows them to grow in all situations – two skills that are crucial to positive wellbeing and development. Resilience will also help them to approach new situations, people or experiences with confidence and a positive mindset, which will make them more likely to succeed. Teachers will introduce a number of strategies across the school to foster positive wellbeing and resilience.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend spent with family and friends.
From The Assistant Principals' Desk
Modification of School Events
Due to COVID restrictions, the following school activities/events have been modified:
Certificate Assemblies have been cancelled and Mrs Millar will present certificates in class. Teachers will take a photo of the presentation and send it home via Seesaw. No prior notification of awards will be made.
Performance Assemblies will be closed performances and the year level will video their performance for other classes to watch in their classrooms. The video will also be sent home to parents, via Seesaw.
Music Performance Assembly will be videoed and made available for each class to view as well as sent out to the parents of the children involved, via Seesaw.
Whole School Prayer services will be recorded and made available for other classes to view and to be sent out to the year level parents, via Seesaw.
Parish Mass for year level cohorts will continue as scheduled with an emphasis on social distancing from Parishioners, etc. as much as possible.
Class Visits with Father Elver will still go ahead as normal.
Hymn Singing has been cancelled till further notice.
Sacramental Meetings/Masses are to go ahead as per normal. Sacramental Enrolment Masses on the weekend of 12th/ 13th March and the General Theology of Sacrament Meeting Tuesday 15th March are still on.
Liwara Swimming Carnival will go ahead on the same date at a more suitable venue – Craigie Leisure Centre. See Sports News for details.
A NAPLAN information sheet was sent home with each Year 3 and Year 5 student this week. This flyer contains all the information parents require about NAPLAN, including dates and schedules.
We wish to thank, as part of its community reach out program, the Warwick Greenwood Junior Football Club (WGJFC) for kindly donating $1,000 worth of new football equipment to Liwara Catholic Primary School.
As a family and community-based club, WGJFC is looking to build ongoing relationships with local schools and to offer students and their family’s access to a fun, inclusive and team-oriented environment.
WGJFC are looking for players from all ages to join the club, and registrations are now open. Details are provided below.
Register online | playhq.com
Liwara Swimming Carnival
We have managed to save the Liwara Swimming Carnival from cancellation by transferring the event to an outdoor venue. The Swimming Carnival comes under the classification of ‘Special Infrequent Event’ which allows us to conduct the event as normal, providing it's at an outdoor venue. As such, we have relocated to the Craigie Leisure Centre and maintained the same date, March 3rd. Further details will be forwarded to relevant Year levels (ie. Years 4 – 6) in the near future.
Please note - all events will be conducted under the appropriate COVID procedures and protocols in accordance with Catholic Education WA directives.
February 20 - Family Mass (Cancelled)
February 21 - Parish Mass Year 5 & School Prayer Year 6
February 24 - WACA Girls Cricket Clinic
March 2 - Ash Wednesday
March 3 - Liwara Swimming Carnival 7 WACA Girls Cricket Clinic
March 4 - Performance Assembly Year 5
March 14 - School Prayer Year 4
March 15 - Theology of the Sacrament Meeting
March 16 - Parish Mass Year 3
March 17 WACA Girls Cricket Clinic
March 18 - Certificate Assembly
March 21 - Harmony Day
March 24 - Interschool Swimming Carnival 7 WACA Girls Cricket Clinic
March 25 - Parish Mass Year 2
March 28 - School Prayer Year 3
March 30 - Parish Mss Year 1
March 31 - Parent Meetings Half Day Closure
Our Classroom News
From Year 6
Leadership is always an important focus in Year 6. The students are a wonderful representation of Liwara and its values and this can be seen through their daily actions. Students were asked to think of a word that describes a successful leader and this is what they came up with! The larger the word, the more times it was chosen as important.
Students participated in our Leadership Day with three areas of focus…
Extra Curricular Activities
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
Dental Health Services
Welcome to all new families in our schools. In the coming weeks dental enrolment forms will be issued to each family.
Please take the time to read the information provided before completing forms, there is a white form and a green form to be filled in - if you would like to enrol your child.
If you already attend a family dentist and DO NOT wish to enrol, please still return the forms with a "NO".
Return the completed forms to either the school office or post it to Greenwood Dental therapy Centre by March 18, 2022.
Please attach to a separate piece of paper the names and year levels of older siblings already enrolled at our Dental Therapy Centre as unfortunately with the new forms this information has been omitted.
Janet & Cath
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