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Our Leadership Team
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
We come together to celebrate Harmony Day on Monday 21 March. This special day was created in 1999 to celebrate unity and diversity. harmony Day is celebrated worldwide by reflecting on the ways we can live in harmony with our neighbours, regardless of their background or circumstance. Since Harmony Day was first initiated there have been over 55,000 events held. Our HASS coordinators, Mrs Andrea Rattray and Mrs Andrea Shilkin, have planned some wonderful activities to mark this celebration. The students are asked to wear orange accessories. Each class will be participating in a special activity to mark this celebration.
Making Jesus Real
As part of Making Jesus Real, we focus on the many great things that constantly go on around us. The teachers spend time with the students looking at the God Moments they see, which are often focused around nature and Spirit of Jesus Moments, which are more focused on where we see the actions that Jesus modelled for us. Autumn is a perfect time to find God Moments occurring all around us as the seasons and weather change.
International Day of Happiness
Sunday March 20th is International Day of Happiness! This is a perfect reminder in our busy lives to focus on the positives in life. One easy was to do this is to remember that positive, happy and funny posts are shared far more online that negative ones (https://nationaltoday.com/international-day-happiness/#why-we-love)
From The Assistant Principals' Desk
We are celebrating Harmony Day on Monday 21st March. Please refer to the Seesaw notification sent out for more details.
Year Three and Year Five classes will be preparing for the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) by sitting a practice test on Thursday 24th March commencing at 9am. The practice test is a compulsory national event for all Year 3 and 5 classes that is not an assessment of student performance as much as a test of online network capabilities at all levels. Parents are asked to ensure that all students are present that day to fully test the network.
All Year Two students will be attending the All Saints Parish Mass on Friday 25th March at 9am. Year One classes will be attending the Parish Mass on Wednesday 30th March at 9am. Parents are welcome to attend. We thank you for adhering to the social distancing requirements.
Music Performance Assembly
A number of our Instrumental students will have the opportunity to have their performance recorded as part of the Music Performance Assembly, scheduled for Friday 25th March. All classes and parents of the children performing, will have the opportunity to view the recorded performances via Seesaw.
Liwara Swimming Carnival
We were very fortunate to be able to host our annual Swimming Carnival last Thursday as planned, in beautiful sunshine. Thank you all those students and parents who complied with the health directives in order to allow the carnival to go ahead so smoothly. Congratulations to the winning faction, Aroona.
The results of the carnival are as such:
Champion Boy/Girl –
|Champion||Oscar H||Sienna B|
|Runner up||James L||Myla O|
|2nd runner up||James M||Alexis M|
|Champion||Daniel K||Molly O|
|Runner up||Freddie R||Coco W|
|2nd runner up||Campbell P||Charli S/Harlow M|
|Champion||Flynn H||Mia W|
|Runner up||Jett S||Ella W|
|2nd runner up||Aiden N||Katie W|
Interschool Swimming Carnival
Due to organisational complexities involved in arranging an interschool carnival in this COVID environment, NIPSSA has decided to cancel the Interschool Swimming Carnival that was scheduled for Thursday 24th March. Apologies for any disappointment this may cause for Liwara students and parents.
Please note - all events will be conducted under the appropriate COVID procedures and protocols in accordance with Catholic Education WA directives.
March 18 - Certificate Assembly
March 21 - Harmony Day
March 24 - 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
April 4 - Holy Week reflection & Year 6 Camp
April 5 - Holy Week Reflection & Year 6 Camp
April 6 - Holy Week Reflection & Year 6 Camp
April 7 - Holy Week Reflection
April 8 - Holy Week Reflection & Last Day of Term
April 11 - April 22 - April School Holidays
April 25 - ANZAC Day Public Holiday
April 26 - First Day Term 2 & ANZAC Day Service
April 29 - Opening Mass
Our Classroom News
Visual Arts - Sneek a Peek in the Art Room
This term in Visual Arts many of our students have been exploring clay work and developing skills required to construct simple sculptures.
Year Ones created pet snails from coils of clay and the Year Twos formed pinch pots to create ladybirds.
Year Three and Four students have just finished their project... sunflower sculptures. Everyone passing through the Art Room have been captivated by this work and given them compliments.
These flowers will now all be packed safely away in readiness for the possibility of Liwara hosting its very first Art Exhibition at the end of 2022.
I can't wait to see what students will produce next. Exciting times!
Mrs Ruth Harris (Visual Arts Teacher)
In Science this term we are learning about Biological Science. We have been conducting experiments, growing plants to look at the life cycle of a plant, growing mushrooms to examine the different types of Fungi and many other busy lessons!
Miss Leddin (Science Teacher)
Our Gifted & Talented Program is called REACH which is an acronym for - Reasoning Endeavour Analysing Challenging Higher Order Thinking
In Reach we have been learning about and researching different people that are inspiring. We discovered how passionate Malala Yousafzaiis is about girls receiving an education. How Junko Tabei’s dedication led her to be the first woman to climb Mount Everest and then she went on to climb the highest mountains in every continent. To display their information some students completed a pic collage, others have made an iMovie, Minecraft portraits and PowerPoints. The Year 6’s have been working on the Synergy Solar Challenge, they have been building a solar car and investigating different ways to build the fastest solar powered car using the equipment provided by Synergy.
Mrs Melissa Cahill (REACH Teacher)
Extra Curricular Activities
We have made Peach, Mango, Orange and gluten free pikelets to celebrate Harmony Day on Monday 21st March. Unfortunately, we cannot have our usual counter display, but these are available to order online through Quickcliq - www.quickcliq.com.au
Please only order a maximum limit of two per student, thank you.
Thank you for your support of the canteen.
Deb & Julie
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
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
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This Sunday 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Church meeting room
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