Our School Prayer

FAITH          TRUST          RESPECT          MERCY

Our Leadership Team

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Welcome to Week 5, Term 3!

On Saturday 15 August we celebrated the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  The Assumption is celebrated because Mary was taken up into the glory of heaven not only her soul but also with her body.  So each year when we celebrate this feast day of Mary, we can ask our Blessed Mother Mary to guide, protect and care for us.

On Tuesday, Premier McGowan announced a two month extension to Phase 4 of the State's COVID-19 Recovery Plan.  Therefore, we will continue to adhere to the restrictions of one person per two square metres for all scheduled parent meetings and between groups of family members of individual classes attending class assemblies.  We will now be having to take the step to re-imagine our school based Learning Journey showcase. The staff  have been busy planning our Liwara version in the case of the extension of Phase 4 eventuating, as it is not possible for us to ensure we meet the physical distancing requirement at the event.  More information will be sent home to all families soon!

Other events will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and we will keep the community informed.  I apologise in advance for the disappointment cancellations will cause and appreciate your understanding as to why these steps are necessary.

I am currently interviewing for Pre Kindy and Kindy 2021 and Kindy 2022 as well.  Places for all programs are filling up fast so if you are interested in enrolling your child for Pre Kindy or Kindy next year, I encourage you to contact Karen Rosser, our Enrolment Officer, at the front office.  If you have friends or family who are considering educational options for their children this year or next year, I ask that you recommend Liwara as an option.

I am now able to confirm that the final school day for students in 2020 will be Friday 11 December.

Wishing you God's blessings.

Andrea Millar


New Bench Seating

Mr Graffin & Mr Ridout have been busy these last few days adding additional seating outside our Year 3 classrooms.  The children and teachers love the benches, which extend their outdoor classroom areas, and would like to express their thanks to Mr Graffin for all his hard work in putting new paving around the benches, too. Mr Ridout has also been tidying up and planting some shrubs in the empty garden bed just outside the breezeway.


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From The Assistant Principals' Desk

Class Masses 

It is wonderful to see classes returning to Mass. To adhere to Covid-restrictions, each year level will be attending a 9am Parish Mass each week. When in attendance, students will be suitably distanced from the community members in attendance. 

Class Visits 

Class Visits to Father Elver have resumed this term with each Class scheduled to visit father Elver to ask questions and discuss issues that have come up in their Religious Education lessons. 


Please note the following dates regarding Sacraments this year: 

  • Reconciliation will take place on Saturday 12th September at 10am and 2pm.  
  • Reconciliation Certificate Masses 19th/20th September and 26th/27th September at all Masses; 6pm (Sat), 7.30am, 9am, 10.30am and 5.30pm (Sun).
  • First Communion will take place at the Parish Masses on the weekends of 17th & 18th October and 24th & 25th October at all Masses except the 7.30am Mass. 
  • First Communion Certificate Masses 31st Oct/1st Nov and 7th/8th Nov at all Masses; 6pm (Sat), 7.30am, 9am, 10.30am and 5.30pm (Sun). 
  • Confirmation remains ‘suspended’ until further notification from the Archbishop 

Merit Certificates

Week 4 - 14 July 2020

PPG     George Pinnington & Matilda McClelland

PPR     Zac Patterson & Makenzie Magorian

1G       Brooklyn Germano, Ashling Bronsan & Tom Mak

1R       Dashel Warner & jashan Trevisan-Singh

2G       Poppy Roscoe & Aidan Burns

2R       Chelsea Pope & Liam Greenhalgh

3G       Poppy Stevenson & Jai Thorpe

3R       Freddy Rogers & Katia Fonti

4G       Conor Holton & Kia Rose

4R       Ava Shield & Amber Pinnington

5G       Connor Noye & Max Cunningham

5R       Lachlan O'Connor & Eliza Virgo

6G       Hope Walker & Eva Conroy

6R       Emaleah Burns & Smith Mak


Where Are They Now ?

Past Student Success Story - Jessica gethin (nee Walker)

Jessica Gethin nee Walker attended Liwara from 1986-1992 with her 3 sisters - Emma, Louise and Sophie.

AND......... Jessica Gethin certainly does 'Strike Up The Band' as she has makes her debut as WASO Conductor.

Seesaw Magazine reports that 'Perth conductor Jessica comes full circle as she makes her debut with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.  When coronavirus hit in March Jessica’s entire work schedule was cancelled. Now she finds herself preparing to make her debut with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in their return to live performance at the Perth Concert Hall in October. Over the next few months Jessica will record several ballet scores with the orchestra, conduct them in the pit for WA Ballet’s Dracula in September, and conduct a second concert in October, performing Dvorak’s Symphony No 8 in October and Mozart’s Fifth Violin Concerto (with violinist Emmalina Huning) before principal conductor Asher Fisch arrives from Germany for two concerts in November'.

The Liwara School community congratulates Jessica and is justifiably proud of her many achievements.

Click on the image above to read the recent article in the Today section of the West Australian.


Student Wellbeing

Wellbeing at Liwara 

Smile Week

The Social Justice Ministry has organised a Smile Week. During the week students in the Social Justice Ministry are giving out smile stickers to students at recess and lunch – calling out ‘Caught you smiling’
They are also  taking photos of smiling happy children and a breezeway display is growing.

Did You Know

That your face has 44 muscles in it that allow you make more than 5,000 different types of expressions, many of which are smiles.  And when you're happy, your body pumps out all kinds of feel-good endorphins.


  • Take every opportunity to make someone smile. One of the easiest ways to get someone to smile is to smile at them first—just like a yawn, smiles are contagious!
  • Make a list of things that make you smile and then post them in a place you’ll see them often.
  • Have a smile-off with your kids and see who can smile the longest.
  • When you get up in the morning, smile. Think happy thoughts in that one moment; it will set the tone for your day.
  • Have a contest with yourself to see if you can smile more times each day during smile week than the day before.
  • Smile at yourself in the mirror.
  • Smile out of gratitude for all the blessings that surround you in life.

When that smile signals to your brain that you're feeling happy (even though you aren't), your body will usually slow its breathing and heart rate.

We Are A Nut Aware School

Tree Nut Allergy

A tree nut allergy is one of the most common food allergies in both adults and children. Allergic reactions to tree nuts can range from mild (minor itching, watery eyes, and a scratchy throat) to life-threatening. You may be allergic to just one type of tree nut, or you could be allergic to several.

The tree nut family includes almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, hickory nuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts and others. Tree nuts are different to peanuts because tree nuts come from a different plant family. People who are allergic to peanuts are not necessarily allergic to tree nuts and vice versa, however people who are allergic to one tree nut have a tendency to be allergic to other tree nuts. For example people who have a cashew nut allergy are often also allergic to pistachio nut.

Quick Tips

The following foods can cause problems when eating out and should be avoided unless the chef can confirm that there is no peanut or tree nut present:

  • Chinese and Thai dishes (even soup!)
  • Baked goods (pastries, cakes, biscuits etc.), and desserts.
  • Sauces (eg chilli sauces), toppings and gravy (Peanut sauce has also been used as a secret ingredient for marinating chicken)
  • Salads
  • Many butchers and fresh food outlets now have ready-to-cook products such as satay skewers or seasoned foods that contain nuts or nut products. These allergen-containing foods may very well be sitting next to the plain foods or prepared on the same surfaces. When purchasing these foods, consider asking about the risk of contamination. Gloves may sometimes need to be changed if the shop assistant has served a food containing the allergen prior to serving your food.
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Important Dates

Please refer to the school calendar on this website for more information

23 August  - 29th August - Term 3 Week 5

Sunday -

Monday - Class Prayer Year 3

Tuesday -

Wednesday -

Thursday - Footsteps Dance - PP - Year 5

Friday - Dance - Yr 6 & Certificate Presentation

Saturday -


30th August - 5th September - Term 3 Week 6

Sunday -

Monday - P & F Meeting

Tuesday -

Wednesday -

Thursday - Footsteps Dance - PP - Year 5

Friday - Music Assembly (Performing Students Parents Only)

Saturday -


Our Classroom News

News from Year 4


Last week the Year 4 students accepted a challenge given to them by Mr Ridout, our groundsman.  He gave us a week to learn the country that was represented by each flag, we were then to meet and flag by flag name each country.  In the lead up to our competition, we researched each flag and worked hard to memorise them. We are very proud to say we knew all of the countries, with Mr Ridout being a little unsure of more than just a few.   

Do you know the country represented by these flags? 


Year 1 Assembly

Healthy Bodies

We were delighted, energised and entertained by our Year One students who performed spectacularly on stage this afternoon.  We learnt all about keeping our bodies healthy inside and out.  It was an enormous feat that was accomplished by the staff and students.  Congratulations!


Science Week @Liwara

This week it is Science Week!

The theme this year is Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans. 

All classes had a special Science lesson around this theme. We all learnt about animals that live in sea and how we can protect them such as not littering! 

Please enjoy the photos of some children working during Science. All classes posted their work on Seesaw for parents to enjoy.  

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Instrumental Music Performance

Music Assembly

You are welcome to attend the Music Assembly in the Ahern Centre to see your child perform. Due to Covid restrictions only the parents of the children performing are invited to attend. It will be held on Friday 4th September starting at 2:30pm. We ask you to arrive close to 2.25pm as the top gate (Gate 7) will be opened at 2.25pm. Please remember to sanitise as you enter the Ahern Centre and to adhere to physical distancing rules.


Sustainability Wrap 

We have had another busy fortnight in sustainability. Our Year 6 Green Team have been assisting with our school recycling. They have also collected more lettuce for our school canteen. Having recently added another layer of worms to our junior primary worm farm and the worms are loving the extra space! Our junior primary worm-casting watered gardens are growing beautiful potatoes, peas and purple carrots for our school canteen. Our potatoes are growing in nearly 50cm of hay that we recycled from last year’s Christmas manger scene. We can’t wait until harvest time!


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Handy hints for Sustainability

This week’s handy hint for our Liwara parents is to share the following video with your family.


(Institute of Mercy Website, institute.mercy.org.au)

From this video, hopefully you can see that the handy hints for sustainability, shown in previous newsletters, are practices promoted by our Church. They are ones that all of our Liwara families can adopt. You might like to list some of the suggestions from the video and try implementing them at home. For example, have you considered setting up your own sustainable garden in your backyard?

Have another wonderful week Liwara! Let’s all do our bit and keep recycling correctly!

Outside School Hours Care News


A Fortnight of Activities

Some of the things the children are really enjoying at the moment are based on our sustainability focus.  With Mojgan's help they are making aprons and tablecloths out of Coles bags.  We receive a number of bags each week from our food order delivery and they have been mounting up!

The children have really enjoyed the shopping area and have started creating their own restaurants.

Some have made microphones for the drive through, completed home deliveries with cardboard boxes and have created their own food menu.  Children then  created menu items using playdough.

The Year 6 girls have also been teaching the smaller children dance moves that they learn in their dance class.  As you can imagine all the children love this.



Canteen News


Healthy Bones Action Week

17 - 23rd August

Building Bones for Life

Childhood is the biggest opportunity to build strong bones, that’s why it is so important for growing children to get enough calcium, exercise and Vitamin D.
We can increase daily serves of high calcium foods, such as milk, cheese, yoghurt, salmon, oranges, apricots and dark green leafy vegetables to help support growth and development.  With this in mind the canteen has participated in the national Healthy Bones Action Week, promoting various foods high in calcium.
In addition to our usual popular items, we sold freshly made smoothies on Monday, Tuesday we made cheese scones and toasted cheese sandwiches.  Thursday we highlighted yoghurt with some tasty pikelets with yoghurt and fruit, yoghurt and fruit cups and frozen yoghurt fruit cubes.
Friday, we had a selection of fruits, with apple and custard and fruit cups.
We have had some great feedback from the students and staff, who have enjoyed our healthy bones action week specials.
Just a reminder, could we please ask that children do not use non-Australian coins for purchases at the canteen, as we cannot bank them and we have received several this week.
Thank you.

Deb & Cathy



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Triple P - Positive Parenting Program

A FREE program that teaches practical and effective ways to enhance family relationships and manage common child behaviour issues.

Program Details -

1. Seminar Series, Warwick Stadium
Friday's 9.30am - 11.30am
14th, 21st and 28th August 2020

2. Discussion Group (Dealing With Disobedience), Warwick Stadium
Thursday 9.30am - 11.30am
20th August 2020

Click here for further information and booking details.


Glendale Little Athletics Club Carine


Online registration opens 8.00 am on Saturday, September 5, 2020 via ResultsHQ.

An information session will be held at Hamersley Little Athletics Club rooms, Wendling Road North Beach between 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm bring your child’s birth certificate. Minimum age is under 7, your child needs to be 6 years old by December 31, 2020. We will have uniforms sizing to try on and order.

Pre-Registration for returning athletes

Opens 12 pm on Sunday, August 30 and closes Monday August 31, 2020 at 11.59 pm via ResultsHQ.

We are also have a come and try period with two training sessions and one competition day. Bring a friend along with you.

Training will be on a Monday 4:30PM till 6.00PM and Wednesday 5:00PM till 6.00PM at the Carine Open Space northern end of the clubrooms.

Training commences Tuesday 6 October 2020.




Glendale Little Athletics Club Facebook and Instagram page #glac_carine.

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Grasshopper soccer is re-starting.Click on the link below for details.

Grasshopper Soccer


Warm greetings from the Centre for Faith Enrichment,Centre for Faith Enrichment, the adult faith education agency of the Archdiocese of Perth. Please note we are running an number of face to face and online courses this term.

Click here for information on upcoming courses and events.



MercyCare is a not for profit, catholic provider of services and we are trying to raise the profile of services in the community that aim to keep people over 65yrs living at home for longer. These services are government funded and assist individual’s in their own home with services such as transport, meals, gardening, domestic assistance etc.


Parents & Friends News

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)​

EMAIL: greenwood@perthcatholic.org.au

& 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 - 9th August

Youth Group Goal

To give some helpful tips on how to defend our faith and to answer questions that protestants or non-believers may have.

Goal Status

This was achieved as Anthony shared some of the skills and tips that he has developed over his life and how the youth can use them in their life.

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Youth Group Talk / Focus

How to defend our faith: Part 1-Anthony

  • We may get questions or different argument throughout our life, from other Christian groups or non-believers, on some of the beliefs we have as Catholics and it is important that we know how to answer them.
  • It is important to know your audience, when we talk to other Christians, we can focus on the Bible but when we talk to non-believers, we have to use reason and logic to prove God’s existence.
  • It is better to say I don’t know to a question and research it, than to answer without knowing as it gives a better testament to our faith and a stronger argument.

Next Youth Group Theme

Defending our faith Part 2

24:7 Greenwood Youth Ministry - 16th August

Youth Group Goal

To give some helpful tips on how to defend our faith and to answer questions that the youth have been asked during their life.

Goal Status

This was achieved as we had a panel of leaders that shared some of the skills and tips that they have learnt over their life and how the youth can use them in their own lives.

Youth Group Attendance - 20

Youth Group Talk / Focus

How to defend our faith: Part 2-Panel

We had a panel of leaders that answered the youth’s questions, such as what is a protestant, how do we know there is a God, and how do we deal with our friends that make anti-Catholic jokes?

Next Youth Group Theme

Sin Part 1: Original sin

Parish/Newsletter Promotion

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
God bless,
Anthony and Georgia

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