We come before you with hearts full of gratitude and joy. We thank you for the gift of teachers in our lives, who guide us with knowledge, patience and care.
Lord Jesus, You are the ultimate teacher, and you showed us the way of love, wisdom and understanding. We thank you for blessing us with educators who strive to reflect your teaching in their actions.
Holy Spirit, You inspire our teachers to impart not just facts, but also values that shape our character. We are grateful for their dedication and the countless hours they invest in nurturing our minds and spirits.
Bless our teachers, O God, Grant them strength and wisdom as they continue to guide us on our journey of learning. May their efforts bear fruit in the lives of all they touch. May our gratitude extend beyond words and may we strive to be good students, receptive to their guidance and diligent in our studies. We offer this prayer in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The Liwara Newsletter, Volume 13
18th August 2023
In this week's newsletter:
- P & F Quiz Night
- Update on School Oval
- Visible Wellbeing Week
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Dear Parents and Caregivers
We have had an extremely busy week filled with some wonderful events and activities. Our P&F started the weekend with their fun filled and very well supported Musical Quiz night. Special thanks to everyone who played a part in another successful fundraising event: The planners; thinkers; prize gathers; online auctioneers; bar tenders; prize donators; hall decorating crew; designers; try booking coordinator and all our families who supported the event on the night. On behalf of the students and staff I would like to extend our congratulations and thanks to everyone who put in an extraordinary effort to raise funds for our beautiful Liwara school community.
UPDATE ON SCHOOL OVAL
The oval is starting to look just great! The refurbishment process has breathed new life into every corner of the oval that we utilise as a school and the turf is starting to push it’s way through, though the mowing was put off on Thursday, as it still has a way to grow before being cut.
VISIBLE WELLBEING WEEK
A big thank you goes out to our Visible Wellbeing Team for planning our special VWB week. During the week the student get NO homework! And each day there was a theme for all classes to get involved with. Each term we hold a VWB week to create a culture of well-being within the school community, promote open conversations about wellness and empower students with practical skills to enhance their overall well-being. We see it as a valuable and impactful initiative to support students in their personal and academic growth. Keep an eye out for the photo montage showing all the fun that we've had this week on our school Facebook page.
MONDAY - ‘Make it comfy Monday’ where the entire school community were invited to wear their PJs to school.
TUESDAY – ‘Thinking Tuesday’ was filled with brain teasers and puzzles for classes to enjoy.
WEDNESDAY – ‘Wacky Wednesday’- children were encouraged to read a silly book
THURSDAY – ‘Thankful Thursday’ where all were encouraged to appreciate one another and write a special note for those around us. Our staff prayer, prepared by Mrs McGavigan and shared with us all from her sick bed focussed on Wellness and Thanks
FRIDAY – ‘Friendship Friday’ – buddy activities were the flavour of the day.
We hosted our final school tour for the year with eight families from surrounding suburbs coming along to find out more about Liwara. Our Year 6 leaders played a prominent role in making all our visitors feel very welcome as they escorted them up to the Early Learning Centre where we began the tour. We were certainly blessed with a beautiful day to showcase our school. A sincere thankyou to Mrs Karen Rosser, our Enrolment Officer, who coordinated the event.
ENROLMENTS FOR CHILDREN IN KINDY 2023/2024/2025
AND PRE KINDY 2024/2025
We currently have a limited number of vacancies for Kindy 2023, I urge you to contact our enrolment officer, Mrs Karen Rosser as soon as possible, to discuss the enrolment process. I am currently meeting with future and current parents for our 2024 Kindy and Pre Kindy placements. Enrolment information and applications can be downloaded from our school website HERE or a paper copy can be collected from the school office.
If you would like to join a tour, registrations are essential and available via our school website.
ONE BIG VOICE
On Friday, Mr Marco Cilli, Mrs Andrea Rattray & Mrs Tracy Pearce accompanied a group of 34 of our students to the Perth Arena to join almost 3,500 other students to celebrate in joyous affirmation of the life changing power of song. One Big Voice is Australia’s largest children’s choir open to all schools, public or private (Years 3-7) and culminates annually in 2 massive concerts. It is definitely an unforgettable experience when students participate in a non-competitive massed choir, building musical confidence in teachers and bringing the pure joy of singing and music to their students. The magic of thousands of children singing in harmony has to be experienced to be believed! Miss Leddin and I joined a group of our parents and caregivers at the Arena to enjoy the experience with our talented children. A big thank you to our students for their wonderful participation and Mr Cilli for all the preparation in teaching the children the songs and actions. Congratulations, to all our One Big Voice participants.
A reminder to all parents and caregivers that all absentees require a written explanation, this is a Department of Education requirement. If you phone and advise that your child is absent you will still need to follow it up with an absentee note. The most convenient way to advise us that your child is absent is to complete the online absentee form located on our school website - https://www.liwara.wa.edu.au/absentee-notice/. If we have not received notification of your child's absence by 9.30am you will receive an SMS asking you to explain the absence.
Mrs Andrea Millar
FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
The Year 3 and Catechist students will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation at 2.00pm this Saturday, 19th August. They will then receive their Certificates at one of the Masses on the weekend of 26/27 August.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
The Year 6 and Catechist students continue their sacramental journey by participating in Parent Child Workshops this week. Thank you to all families that came along.
Year 3 will be attending the Parish Mass on Monday, 21st August at 9am in the All Saints Parish. Year 2 will attend the Parish Mass on Friday, 1st September.
Pre-Kindy school photographs will take place on Wednesday, 30th August and Friday, 1st September. The Rock Band, Choir and Year 6 Graduation Photos will also be taken on Wednesday, 30th August.
Ms Angela Leddin & Mrs Jesseca Francis
MAKING JESUS REAL (MJR)
MAKING JESUS REAL
Attitudes are contagious, for example: Winners are Grinners. This value helps remind children to have a positive attitude and try their best in all they do.
YSAFE PARENT INFORMATION SESSION
18 SEPTEMBER 2023
Cyber Safety Information Session for Parents
Protecting children in their digital worlds is an ever-evolving task for Australian families. Now more than ever parents are looking for guidance in how to manage screen time and navigate the world of games and social media.
We are therefore pleased to help our parent community by offering a crucial and engaging education session with ySafe, Australia’s leading provider of online safety education. This practical, strategy-rich session will cover the most important points that all families need to know about online safety, covering key information about social media and gaming, screen time recommendations and step-by-step instructions on how to set up a cyber safe home for children of all ages.
If you’ve ever struggled with getting your children off their games and into bed, worried about the content of the games that they are playing or felt concerned that your child was spending too much time in the digital world, this workshop is for you!
Eventbrite link for parent session
Please click on the the link below:
In Week 5 we celebrated Science Week. The theme this year was Innovation: Powering Future Industries. We had a look at how different inventions have been innovated (changed or improved) over time, such as the car, plane and telephones. The students participated in different activities to show how they can innovate a space rocket or paper plane to make them fly further or higher.
IMPORTANT DATES 2023
TERM 3 DATES: Monday, 17 July – Thursday, 21 September
August 19 - Reconciliation Ceremony @ 2.00pm
August 21-25 - Book Week
August 21 - Y5 Excursion
August 21 - Y3 Parish Mass @ 9.00am
August 22 - Book Week Parade
August 23 - Y1 Excursion
August 24 - PP-5: Dancing
August 25 - Y6 Dancing
August 25 - Hymn Singing @ 2.20pm
August 26 - Reconciliation Certificate Mass @ 6.00pm
August 27 - Reconciliation Certificate: All Masses
August 28 - Y6 & Y4 Excursions
August 28 - Y2 Whole School Prayer @ 2.20pm
August 29 - P & F Meeting @ 7.00pm
August 30 - Pre Kindy & Rock Band Photo Day
August 31 - Father's Day Celebration @ 7.30am
August 31 - PP-Y5 Dancing
August 31 - PP Dental Screening @ 1.15am
September 1 - Pre Kindy Photo Day
September 1 - Y2 Parish Mass @ 9.00am
September 1 - Y6 Dancing
September 1 - Certificate Assembly @ 2.30pm
September 1 - Liwara Netball Club Disco
September 3 - Father's Day
All students are encouraged to return their borrowed books before school from 8.15am to go into the weekly raffle draw.
Tuesday – Years 3 & 4
Wednesday – Years 2, 5 & 6
Thursday – Kindy, Pre-Primary & Year 1
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:
Then bring their receipt to the Library and select a bag.
It’s that time of year again! Book week is being celebrated across Australia from the 19th-25th August.
Students are encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character on Tuesday, 22nd August with our parade assembly taking place at 9am in the Liwara Hall.
The Library will be open to families from 8am with activities and a photo booth. Come in and share a book together before our much awaited parade.
On Monday we were all able to wear our PJ’s to school. We made some delicious yoghurt and blueberry cups and cheese and vegemite toasties and cheese scones for recess, along with the usual choices.
Next week for book week, we will have a selection of custard and fruit cups, smoothies, meatball boats and cheese scones as an extra special for an exciting week. Fuel your body to grow a creative mind. So, come on over and check out our display and our book we are featuring.
Thank you for supporting the Canteen.
Deb & Julie
The Uniform Shop is open Thursdays from 8.15am - 9am for all your uniform needs! Doors will not open outside of these hours.
Phone: 9204 1701
PARENTS & FRIENDS
ALL SAINTS PARISH
ALL SAINTS GREENWOOD
7 Liwara Place
Father Elver Delicano
REGULAR MASS TIMES
Monday – Friday 6am & 9am
Sundays 7:30am, 9:30am & 5:30pm
Anointing every 2nd Saturday of the month
OFFICE OPEN TIMES
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am - 3pm
PERTH ARCHDIOCESE WEBSITE
PARISH YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS
YOUTH GROUP REPORT
Last week at 24:7 Greenwood we had an amazing night of fun, games and music. We started our night with some fellowship time before moving into our games for the night. Our first game was Crows and Cranes which put everyone's reaction skills to the test before continuing to test our reactions in a game of Spoons. We then heard from Patsy who shared with us about another amazing Saint, their impact on the Church and why they were so inspiring.
NEXT YOUTH GROUP
Next week we will be having a Games Night as well as having the final of the Women's World Cup playing in the background.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED TO ASSIST THE HOMELESS AND DISADVANTAGED AT GRACE CAFE IN JOONDALUP
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: email@example.com.
We are now accepting Pre Kindy - Year 6 enrolments for 2023 as well as 2024 & 2025. Please contact the school if you have any questions or for more information.