FAITH TRUST RESPECT MERCY
Our Leadership Team
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
As we get to the end of Week 7 and with students finishing the 2020 school year on Friday 11 December, we are well and truly nearing the end of another school year! It will continue to be a busy time, nonetheless. Please continue to check the calendar provided on the school website for dates of remaining events. Most importantly, our Annual School Community Meeting will be held on Monday 30 November at 6.30pm. I encourage you to come along and celebrate the amazing journey of Liwara throughout 2020.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our parent community through the Parents and Friends Association and our School Board for the work and time they have given to our school in their varied roles and responsibilities this year. To all those parents and families who have supported the P&F in a myriad of ways, I thank you. Our students and staff are ever so grateful to both these groups, one for providing resources and social events and the other for looking after the governance of our school so enthusiastically.
Our students have been involved in many different activities this term and Mrs Margetic has been adding the exciting events to our Facebook Page and website for all to enjoy. The Pre Primary children performed their Christmas Nativity for our families on Thursday and our students and staff on Friday. The children were fabulous, re-enacting the story of the birth of Jesus with a slightly modern take! They all sang beautifully, tapped out a creative Tango, read their parts superbly and made the Nativity a very special experience for us all. A Liwara tradition that has been slightly adjusted this year is the Nativity concert at St John of God Hospital in Subiaco. Pre 2020, the children took their amazing Nativity Play to them and the concert was broadcast on their Chapel Channel for all residents and staff to enjoy. This year we are sending them a recording of the concert so they do not miss out. It is always a wonderful opportunity for the children to give back to our Catholic community and put smiles on the faces of all those at St John of God.
KINDY 2021 & PRE KINDY 2021 PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS
We have recently held our 2021 Kindy and Pre Kindy Parent Information Sessions. If any parents are aware of any families in the community who are still needing a place in Kindy or Pre Kindy in 2021, please ask them to contact the School Enrolment Officer, Karen Rosser, as a matter of urgency.
Wishing you God's blessings.
DEAR PARENTS THANK YOU FOR ADHERING TO THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. ALL ADULTS ENTERING THE SCHOOL SITE AT ANY TIME ARE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN PHYSICAL DISTANCING FROM ALL CHILDREN AND 2 SQUARE METRES BETWEEN NON FAMILY ADULT MEMBERS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
From The Assistant Principals' Desk
The Year 6 students will be presenting their traditional Graduation Assembly to the students and staff on Thursday 3rd December at 2.15pm and, by invitation (only), to their immediate families (including grandparents) on Friday 4th December at 9.00am in the Ahern Centre. Access to the Ahern Centre will be via Gate #7 from 8.50am.
Thanksgiving Mass and Graduation Ceremony
The Thanksgiving Mass and Graduation Ceremony for all Year 6 students and their immediate families (including grandparents) will be held on Wednesday 9th December, in the All Saints Parish Church, commencing at 6.00pm.
End of Year Mass
All staff and students will be celebrating the end of the school year with a Whole School Mass on Friday 11th December at 11.15am. For physical distancing reasons, only those parents who have been advised of their child receiving an award at this Mass are invited to attend this event.
End of Year Incursions
All year levels will be celebrating the end of the school year with incursions/excursions at various times during the final week of the term. These events are:
- Kindy – Monday 7th - Australian Animal incursion, water fun and shared lunch.
- Pre-primary – Monday 7th – Bop Till You Drop incursion, water fun and shared lunch.
- Years 1 & 2 – Thursday 10th - Silent Disco (11am – 12:30pm), followed by shared lunch.
Years 3, 4 & 5 – Wednesday 9th - KABOOM (9am) and Silent Disco (11am-1pm).
Year 6 – Friday 11th - Excursion to Latitude and Picnic in the Park.
Please refer to the school calendar on this website for more information
29th November - 5th December - Term 4 Week 8
Sunday - 1st Sunday of Advent
Monday - Annual Community Meeting 6.30pm + Board & P & F AGM
Thursday - Graduation Assembly (School)
Friday - Graduation Assembly (Yr 6 Families only)
6th December - 12th December - Term 4 - Week 9
Sunday - 2nd Sunday of Advent
Monday - Kindy & PP Excursion
Wednesday - Yrs 3, 4 & 5 Incursion, Thanksgiving Mass & Graduation Ceremony
Thursday -Yrs 1 & 2 incursion
Friday -Yr 6 Excursion, Carols Assembly & End of year Mass & Last Day for Students
Wellness Week at Liwara!
In Week 6, Liwara hosted ‘Wellness Week’. The classes have shared various activities they completed in that week to promote our wellbeing.
Kindy Green children took part in some Cosmic Mindfulness. We also had a talk about racing minds and quiet minds and made a list of the things we can do to slow down, such as walk the dog, mindfulness, colour in, cook, read a book, cuddle, breathe and Lego/construction.
In Year One, the students went nature watching.
In Year Two, we worked in teams to plan and construct a house for the Three Little Pigs that is ‘Wolf proof!’
In Year Three, a great start to the day with mindfulness and after lunch, relaxation with mindful colouring.
Year Four In Year Four, we went on a ‘Wellness Walk’ between lessons where we talked to our friends and breathed the fresh air. We also sat with our friends and played cards.
In Year Five, students worked in teams to complete a ‘mini’ Amazing Race around the school!
Year Six created a staff prayer highlighting the times teachers around the school have displayed all four school values. After lunch, Year Six students have 10 minutes of ‘Wellness Time’ every day. The students brainstormed the different wellness activities we can engage in after lunch.
Student Achievement - Italian Education Award
We Have a Winner!
Earlier this year, all students in Year 5 were given the opportunity to enter the ‘Italian Education Award 2020’ Competition, if they so wished, as an optional part of our Italian program. This Award was established recently, in memory of Mrs Enrica Inglese, who dedicated a vast part of her life to promoting the Italian language and culture, in Australia.
Mia Host took this opportunity, with great enthusiasm. Her hard work and determination, together with her love for the Italian language and culture has been rewarded, by receiving 3rd place in this nationwide competition. Mia has won $200, as well as a book, which will be received shortly. Her achievement will also be acknowledged with a special Certificate.
Below are the Italian and English versions of Mia’s essay, which she has written in honour of her Italian Great-Grandparents. Congratulations Mia, on this wonderful achievement!
Scholastic Book Fair
Our annual Book Fair was an amazing event.
Book Fair sales totaled $6,064.00 and from this, resources to the value of just over $2,000 have been purchased.
Thank you all so much for your support of this event.
St Vinnies Christmas Appeal
The Year 6 Social Justice Ministry is once again supporting the St Vinnies Christmas Appeal and we really need the help of the Liwara community.
We would appreciate any of the following items:
- Shortbread/sweet biscuits/crackers/savoury biscuits
- Christmas cake/dried fruit/fruit mince pies
- Jelly/pudding mix/cake mixes
- Soft lollies
- Cordial/juices/soft drink
- Tea/coffee/milo/long life milk
- Canned veges
- Breakfast cereals
- NEW Christmas decorations/toys are also welcome
Donations can be placed in the baskets in your child’s classroom from next Monday 16th.
Your support is appreciated.
Year 6 Social Justice Ministry
We have had another fantastic fortnight of sustainability at Liwara. Thank you all for your support at the School Fair. By placing your recyclables into the Greenbatch bins at the Fair and outside the Visual Arts room, we have now raised $94.70 for our Liwara Parents and Friends Association. This has been possible through the Federal Government Container Deposit Scheme (CDS), Containers for Change and Greenbatch. From little things, big things grow! We look forward to an exciting future of fundraising with the help of our school recycling partner, Greenbatch. Thank you for your generous, on-going support of recycling initiatives at Liwara. So let’s keep recycling, and together we will make Liwara’s waste footprint smaller and fundraise for our school P&F at the same time!
Our Green Team have been out in the school yard encouraging our students to recycle and sort their waste correctly into food scraps, clean soft plastics and general waste bins. The Green Team have loved watching the vegetable gardens flourish due to their watering with worm tea. Even the new Year 3 planter box is sprouting seedlings thanks to the combined efforts of the Year Six Green Team and Year Three students. It has been a pleasure to mentor such enthusiastic Environment Ministry and Garden Gurus (aka “The Liwara Green Team”) students in 2020. We wish them and all of our Year 6 students the very best as their education journey continues at high school.
Handy hints for Sustainability
This week’s handy hint for our Liwara parents is to “Create a rubbish free lunch!”. Did you know that the average Australian creates as much as two kilograms of rubbish a day? We can combat this by making a waste free lunch. For example, get students to bring lunch to school in a reusable plastic container and avoid putting plastic wrappers around food. Done well, we can plant the seeds of sustainability in the hearts and minds of our growing students, working together towards the common good for everyone (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’). Liwara’s students love to know that they are doing the right thing for our environment by reducing waste. So, say no to paper bags, sandwich bags, plastic cutlery, paper napkins and individually wrapped snacks! Our Liwara students are doing this well on Wrapper Free Wednesdays but, we can do this even better if we all work together!
Keep recycling, be waste wise and have a wonderful last fortnight of the school term Liwara!
Uniform Shop Opening Details
The uniform shop will be open, by appointment only, on Tuesday 15 December 2020, between 8am and 12 noon.
There will be another opening in January 2021. Further details of the January 2021 opening times will be communicated later this term, via SeeSaw.
As the end of the school year approaches, we would like to thank you for supporting the canteen and a big vote of thanks to our wonderful volunteers for your help. As these last few weeks can become increasingly busy with sales and the warmer weather, we would like to request a few extra helpers to be added into our roster if you have a couple of hours to spare before the end of term. Thank you.
We will be sending home our end of year IOU notes next week. Notes have been sent home regularly at the end of every term. As we often provide a recess or lunch item for a student that has had a mishap or forgotten their order or lunch, please send in any outstanding money as soon as possible. Envelopes with your child's name on it can be left at the office or handed into the canteen.
Just a note to advise that several of our weekly items are now low in stock, and will not be re-made again until Term 1. E.g. Macaroni Cheese.
As certain food items sell out and become unavailable they will be deleted from the menu for this year, so we do not have a large amount of food held over the holidays.
Have a happy and safe holiday and we hope you can join us in the canteen again next year.
Deb & Cathy
Parents & Friends News
All Saints' Parish News
All Saints' Catholic Church
PARISH PRIEST: FR ELVER DELICANO
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 Ministry - 15th November
Youth Group Goal - For the youth to learn about the Parable of the Pearl and the importance of it, both in Jesus’ time as well as how it relates to us now.
Goal Status - This was achieved through the talk one of the members from the Youth Mission Team, who explained the importance of this parable to the youth and linked it back to how it is still applicable in our lives.
Youth Group Attendance - 27
Youth Group Talk / Focus -
The Parable of the Pearl- Sebastian
Three key points:
- Jesus tells the story to show that we should never let go of the kingdom of God and it should be the most important thing in our life.
- Just like in the treasure hunt, we can come across obstacles and it can take us a long time to get there but once we know this knowledge, we should treat it like the most precious thing in the world.
- We should be ready to sacrifice everything to get to heaven and should always keep it as our number one goal in life
24:7 Greenwood Youth Ministry - 22nd November
Youth Group Goal-
For the youth to learn about the Parable of the Good Shepherd and the importance of it, both in Jesus’ time as well as how it relates to us now.
Goal Status -
This was achieved through the talk from one of the members of our leadership team, who explained the importance of this parable to the youth and linked it back to how it is still applicable in our lives.
Youth Group Attendance- 18
Youth Group Talk / Focus -
The Parable of the Good Shepherd- Catherine
Three key points:
- Jesus tells the story to show that God will look after his people and he truly cares for us.
- In the parable, Jesus says that all flocks will become one, and this shows that we are all welcomed into the kingdom of God, not just the Jews, which was what was believed back then.
- God will protect us from the thief and the wolf, and all the dangers that we may face in the world and lead us to safety.
24:7 Greenwood Youth Group
For all youth in Years 6-12
Every Sunday 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Church meeting room
Call Anthony on 0455 108 885 or Georgia on 0458 197 685 for more information
Anthony and Georgia
24:7 Greenwood Youth Ministers
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