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FAITH          TRUST          RESPECT          MERCY

Our Leadership Team

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Families

Welcome to Week 9 of Term 4.

As I write my last piece for the Newsletter in 2020, I write with a deep sense of pride and gratitude for all we have accomplished this year. As in previous years, we began the school year with great enthusiasm and excitement as we gathered as a Liwara community and no one could have predicted the challenges that lay ahead of us.

The impact of COVID-19 was felt at every level across our school and indeed, the whole world.  What was once certain and comfortable in our lives became unpredictable and unfamiliar.  As we continue to navigate our way though the disruptions and restrictions associated with COVID-19, we must celebrate our coming together as a Liwara Catholic Primary School community to support and strengthen not only our children but also one another throughout the pandemic.

Throughout the early days of uncertainty, the staff continued to provide engaging learning opportunities for our students, whether online or in the classroom.  The adaptability demonstrated by all Liwara community members has allowed students to remain immersed in learning throughout a time unlike any we have experienced before.

As Principal, I have never been prouder of our staff team who grouped together and navigated their way through the year in what can only be described as extraordinary.  They always go above and beyond but never more so than this year whilst balancing considerations for their own family and personal needs.  We all owe them a huge debt of gratitude.

As we draw close to the end of the school year I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge all the work and support of the School Board and P&F Committee who have worked tirelessly to support our school and families.  I extend a special vote of thanks and appreciation to the Liwara P&F Executive for the amazing work they have undertaken in 2020 to raise funds and build community.

Thank you to our Liwara parents and caregiver for supporting our children.  You are amazing!  I thank all those who help in whatever way they can.  Liwara is very much a community school and many people help to build our community.  To all our families leaving Liwara, thank you for being part of this beautiful school and for the many contributions you have made during your time here.  I wish you all the very best.

Congratulations to our Year Six leaders whom we are extremely proud of and who were celebrated at the Thanksgiving Mass on Tuesday night.  I spoke about their individual and shared achievements and I congratulated them on their perseverance and determination in achieving their personal goals.  Congratulation go to our two Christian Leadership Award recipients, Eva Conroy and Amelia Jones.

I have included the names of the Classroom teachers and Education Assistants for 2021 in this edition.  Please keep in mind that this is the Staffing List as of Friday 11 December and to be aware that any unforeseen circumstances may occur between now and the beginning of the 2021 school year which may affect the current list.  The 2021 Class Lists will be posted on the classroom doors and on boards in the undercover area on the first day of Term One.  It is my wish that students and families begin the year with fresh eyes, hopes and expectations.

Teachers will be available for parent meetings to discuss student reports on Tuesday 15 December between 11.00 – 12.30.  Please email your child’s class teacher to schedule a time.

The road travelled this year has certainly been challenging. Without doubt, the year has seen the Liwara community at its strongest, rallying together and supporting one another to stay connected during a time of physical disconnection – a time of cancellations, postponements and restricted access to school. As Principal, I continue to be incredibly proud to lead this great school and feel so very grateful to do so alongside our wonderful students, staff, parents, caregivers and community members. As the year draws to a close, I extend blessings to all and wish you all a joyous, safe and holy Christmas.

Wishing you God’s blessing.

Andrea Millar

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Mrs Michelle Greene/ Mrs Priscilla Marklew-Woodford


K GREEN - Mrs Michelle Bratich, Mrs Nadia Jurey, Mrs Priscilla Marklew-Woodford                                                 

K RED - Mrs Karen Weston, Mrs Victoria Walker, Mrs Rosa Gallardo


PP GREEN - Ms Olivia Homer, Mrs Bronwyn White

PP RED - Mrs Tracy Lewis, Mrs Belinda Bywater


1 GREEN – Ms Lisa Lenzo  

1 RED - Mrs Andrea Shilkin


2 GREEN - Mrs Paola Dawe

2 RED - Mrs Marita Burston / Mrs Anne-Marie Kelsall

Yr 1/2 EA:  Mrs Shirley Van Rullen/Mrs Tracy Pearce


3 GREEN – Mrs Sarah Carberry

3 RED – Ms Alberta Bodeker


4 GREEN - Mr Barry McGilloway

4 RED - Mrs Karen Swift


5 GREEN - Mrs Andrea Rattray

5 RED - Mrs Amanda McCabe


6 GREEN  - Mrs Federica Huntington

6 RED - Mrs Remy McGavigan


2021 Pupil Free Days & Important Dates


Term 1  

Monday 1 February – Thursday 1 April inclusive.

Term 2 

Monday 19 April - Friday 2 July inclusive.

Term 3  

Monday 19 July – Friday 24 September inclusive.

Term 4 

Monday 11 October – Friday 10 December (TBC)


Term 1  

Thursday 28 January - Staff Professional Development Day

Friday 29 January - Staff Professional Development Day

Monday 1 March - Labour Day

Tuesday 23 March Half Day Closure from 12:30pm - Parent/Teacher Interviews

Friday 2 April - Good Friday

Term 2   

Monday 19 April - Staff Professional Development Day

Monday 26 April - Anzac Day

Monday 7 June - Western Australia Day

Thursday 1 July  & Friday 2 July – Staff Retreat

Term 3   

Monday 19 July – Staff Professional Development Day

Monday 30 August – Staff Professional Development Day

Term 4 

Monday 11 October – Staff Professional Development Day

These days are provided for in all Catholic school calendars to facilitate professional development programs for staff.


Values Awards - Respect

PPG   Scarlett Ford

PPR   Erin Zimmerman

1G     Tali Fraser

1R     Charlize Nemere

2G     Joshua perkins

2R     Liam Greenhalgh

3G     Keelin Oldham

3R     Lucy Harnett

4G     Sam Sadler

4R     Ava Shield

5G     Chloe Pires

5R     Brianna Czerwionka

6G     Sophie Traeger

6R     Emaleah Burns



We have had another fantastic fortnight of sustainability at Liwara! We have continued to watch our gardens grow although, the cooler spell of weather lately has meant that our tomatoes are still green and our corn is still very young. We are still growing sweet potatoes and look forward to an abundant harvest in autumn next year.

Our Recycling Rangers have again been out on patrol. There has been a discernible decrease in litter found blowing around the school compared to other years. Your encouragement of students to bring home their wrappers on Wrapper Free Wednesdays or dispose of them correctly, has really made a difference. Thank you to all parents for supporting our recycling initiatives at Liwara. We look forward to introducing further recycling ventures in 2021!


Greenbatch Update


During the Christmas and New Year period, please help to fundraise for our school by collecting Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) eligible items (see picture below!) As Liwara is a Greenbatch registered school, please mark bags of eligible recyclable items clearly with the Liwara scheme ID C10339478. Bags can be dropped at ‘bag drop’ locations throughout the metropolitan area. See these by clicking on the following link!

Please keep collecting CDS eligible containers for our school fundraising!

 Handy hints for Sustainability

This week’s handy hint for our Liwara parents is to “Reuse school supplies each year!” In just a few short weeks, after Christmas and New Year, it will again be back-to-school shopping time. But, do you definitely need all new school supplies? With careful planning you may find that your children can reuse some of their school supplies from this year, leaving you a shorter list of back-to-school items to purchase! At the end of this term, have a careful look through your child’s brought home school supplies. You might be surprised to find some items hardly used or completely unused! Encourage your students to carefully look after their belongings, carefully label their school items so that any misplaced items can be returned to them. Together, we can work towards the common good for everyone (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’) and save at the same time!

Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year. Stay waste wise, keep recycling through Greenbatch and have a wonderful school holiday Liwara. 2021 will be another exciting year for sustainability at our school!

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop Opening Details

The uniform shop will be open on Thursday 28 January 2021, by appointment, via email or call 9204 1701. Pre-paid orders will be available from an express pickup point on 28 January, between 12.00 – 2.00pm.




INTERVIEWS FOR ENROLMENTS FOR YEAR 7 2024 are being conducted early next year for any students wishing to attend Mercedes College.  If you have forgotten to enrol your daughter, please contact Mrs Julie Lamb on 9323 1340 or email An applicable form may be downloaded from the College website. If you are still interested in ENROLMENTS FOR 2021 we have limited places available, please submit your application form as soon as possible.

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 - OR download and complete the PDF and return it to the School Office. CCI School Care



Liwara Netball 2021

Any year 2-6 students (boys and girls ) interested in playing netball for Liwara netball club in 2021 , please email your child’s name, DOB and year level for 2021 to by this Friday 11th. Further information to come out in Week 1 of Term 1


Holiday hours:

Please be advised that the dental therapy centre will be CLOSED from Friday 18/12/2020 ( 12:00 pm.)

EMERGENCY CLINIC : Ballajura DTC – 9249 3812.


9302 2969.

TUESDAY : 22/12- emergency clinic : Halidon DTC

9409 6362

Re-Opens : THURSDAY  28/01/2021.

For after- hours emergencies phone: 1800 098 818 between 6:30pm-8:00am weekend, afternoon & Public Holidays

School holidays are fast approaching and it's now time to book a free HelpingMinds workshop for your kids!

Each workshop is filled with fun and exciting activities designed for children who are at risk of developing a mental health issue or supporting a family member or friend with mental health challenges. Click on the locations below to find workshops in your area.

Perth Metro Area Workshops
Rockingham - Ages 8-12
Canning Vale - Ages 8-12
Armadale - Ages 8-12
North Beach - Ages 8-14
Midland - Ages 8-15
Ellenbrook - Ages 8-15
Beechboro - Ages 8-15
Perth - Ages 8-12

Regional WA Workshops
Geraldton - Ages 8-12
Carnarvon - Ages 8-15
Broome - Ages 8-17
South Hedland - Ages 8-16

Places are limited and bookings are essential. To register, or for more information, visit our website or call us on 9427 7100.

Parents & Friends News

Click on the image to view the latest P & F Newsletter.

All Saints' Parish News

All Saints' Catholic Church

ADDRESS: 7 Liwara Place, GREENWOOD WA 6024​
TELEPHONE: 9447 6225      FAX: 9246 2692​
MOB: 0435 173 454 (for URGENT pastoral needs only)​

PARISH OFFICE OPENING TIMES: Monday, Wednesday ​& Friday - 10.00am to 3.00pm​

MASSES: Monday – Friday 9.00am​

Saturday – 9.00am & Vigil -6.00pm​
Sunday – 7.30am, 9.30am & 5.30pm​
(Anointing every 2nd Saturday of the month)​

Reconciliation: Saturday 9.30am – 10.00am & ​5.00pm – 5.30pm or by request​


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Would you like to find out more about the Catholic Faith?

We are here to answer your questions, help you to find as much information as possible, and guide you through the process to receive the sacraments and become a Catholic if that’s what you desire.

Sessions are aimed at

  • Adults from non-Christian backgrounds;
  • Adult Christians from other Christian faiths;
  • Adult baptised Catholics who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and

Eucharist, or want to refresh their knowledge and understanding.

Come along and find out what the Church has to offer. We commence shortly.

For further information, please contact the Parish Office (Mon, Wed and Fri 10am—3pm) on 0466 604 754

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.

24:7 Greenwood Youth Ministry - 29th November
24:7 Greenwood Youth Ministry - 6th December



CHRISTMAS PARTY Bring a wrapped $5 secret santa gift

Call Anthony on 0455 108 885 or Georgia on 0458 197 685 for more information

God bless,

Anthony and Georgia

24:7 Greenwood Youth Ministers

Archdiocesan Newsletter

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The Record

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Columban e-Bulletin

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