FAITH TRUST RESPECT MERCY
Our Leadership Team
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents and Caregivers
I once again thank you for your continued support, patience and encouragement during this period of ever changing routines and conditions, surrounding COVID-19. Ensuring meaningful learning experiences for our students is always at the forefront of all our thinking, planning and delivery of the curriculum and one of the big positives that has emerged due to our current health challenges has been the agility demonstrated by students, staff and parents in developing and enhancing their own capacity through incredible commitment and creativity.
Our new drop off and pick up arrangements are working as well as they can and I value the role all drivers are playing in being courteous of others by following all community and school requirements. A reminder that families with children in Years One to Six are strongly encouraged to simply drop off and pick up. Since the children have been back at school we have found this alleviates anxiety for some of our children and makes their day much calmer. Our new routines have also encouraged greater independence in our children, an attribute worth fostering.
REPORTING: School systems and sectors across the country have been offered flexibility in relation to reporting for Semester One 2020. The reporting, and requirements for reporting for Pre Primary to Year 10, due to COVID-19 and the disruption to learning and teaching, have been amended. On 7 April 2020, the Education Council agreed that, ‘student progress will continue to be monitored and assessed by teachers with progress reports provided to parents and carers noting that existing assessment and reporting processes may have to be adjusted to accommodate broader changes to the teaching and learning environment.’
For reporting in Semester One, schools are required to provide to parents:
1. Information which gives an accurate and objective assessment of the student’s progress and achievement for which teachers can make a fair and reasonable professional judgement regarding student progress. Schools are not required to report student achievement using the A, B, C, D and E.
2. Schools should include some information regarding affective domains such as attitude, behaviour, and effort. In giving feedback to parents, teachers have an opportunity to acknowledge the way in which students have coped with the challenges presented by the disruptions of COVID-19.
Student's learning progress to date will be noted as:
• Above Expected Level
• At Expected Level
• Working Towards Expected Level
The expected level is that which is outlined by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority - SCSA, within their year level judging standards.
MERIT CERTIFICATES: Today was a great day for us all as we have recommenced distributing merit certificates to our students. I went around to each class to hand out individual certificates and the teachers have sent home a photo of each recipient to their family via Seesaw. The names of all students who were gifted with a Merit Certificates today is listed in this newsletter.
CAR PARK STUDENT PICK UP FAMILY LABELS: The office will be sending out a visor label to each family from Yr 1 to 6 next week, and we ask that you attach this to your car visor and drop these down each afternoon, for ease of identifying families for after school pick up in our two drive through areas off Gate #3 & Gate #6 . If any family would like more than one, if there are multiple cars that pick your children up, please let the office know and they will provide you with duplicates. We thank you for your support in placing these on your visors so that we can move the students through as quickly and safely as possible.
May the weekend herald many wonderful family times
From The Assistant Principals' Desk
The Archbishop of Perth announced on the 3rd June that the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion may recommence. The Sacrament of Confirmation remains temporarily suspended for school age children. Physical distancing must still be observed in the Church.
We are in contact with the All Saints Parish to work together to ensure the Liwara students and catechists are prepared. At Liwara, preparation of the students for Reconciliation (Year 3), First Eucharist (Year 4) and Confirmation (Year 6) has continued as usual with the teaching of the units of work in class.
The Parish will advise the school of their arrangements for the sacramental ceremonies. We will advise all parents of those students in the respective classes when news from the Parish relating to this comes to hand.
ALL SAINTS CHURCH CLEANING
All Saints Parish is in need of volunteers to clean our beautiful church. The roster at the moment requires you to clean once every eight weeks. If you can help out please contact Cathy Mak on 0409 447 005 or the Church Secretary on 9447 6225. Thank you.
Week 7 - June 12, 2020
PPG Sam Mercer & Shay Howlett
PPR Emilie Lamoureux & Matilda Fairclough
1G Ollie Schoots & Charlie Davies
1R Meabh McSweeney, Emmett Hang, Harper Haines & Poppy Martin
2G Tanner Shinn, Jessica Cunningham & Andy Paterson
2R Leo Musca & Sibella Frediani
3G Sophia Le Blanc & Samuel McCallum
3R Harriet Barker & Matilda Rogers
4G Ella White & Kobe Pope
4R Josh Schafer & Ryder Sanford
5G Aidan Murray
5R Mackenzie Gilford &Cooper Doepel
6G Darcy Bastow, Scarlett Holton & Jim Sadler
6R Jasmine Flack, Zadie Torkington & Noah Hay
Students who are unwell and presenting with signs of a cold (runny nose, sore throat etc) should be kept home. Parents are asked to seek medical advice if their child exhibits symptoms of COVID-19. Normal processes for advising the school of a child’s absence will apply for any parent who keeps their child home.
Further information can be obtained from the following links -
Please refer to the school calendar on this website for more information
14th - 20th June - Week 8
21st - 27th June - Week 9
Our Classroom News
News from Year 1
What an amazing time we have been having in Year One since our return to school. We have been reading books by the wonderful Mem Fox. Our favourite so far is ‘Possum Magic.’ We loved hearing about Hush’s travels all over Australia and the magic that Grandma Poss used to make her invisible and then visible again. We mapped their travels all over Australia and voted on 3 foods from the story that we would like to eat. Our fabulous teachers organised a Possum Magic tasting party for us where we ate vegemite sandwiches, lamingtons and Anzac biscuits…we made the Anzac biscuits ourselves!!
On that very same day, we celebrated the National Simultaneous Storytime, by dressing up in sparkly clothes and enjoying the story ‘Chicken Diva’s’. Hanging out with the beautiful Whitney, Brittany and Dora in the library was a definite highlight. Thank you, Mrs Millar for bringing your gorgeous chickens for us to enjoy.
Apart from this amazing day, we have been working hard on our reading, writing, number knowledge as well as organising ourselves and our belongings. Our teachers say that we are doing an amazing job of being independent and organising ourselves at the beginning of the day and the end of the day.
News from the Library
Book Inspired Displays
Inspired by the story of Whitney and Britney, the Year 6 students have created their own Chicken Divas.
Their artwork is creative and each chicken has it's very own style and has created an eye catching display in the library.
Year 3 Green
The book Tadpole's Promise written by Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Tony Ross is about a tadpole who meets a beautiful caterpillar and they fall in love with each other. The shiny black tadpole promised the rainbow caterpillar that he would never change but that was not a promise he could keep. Soon the tadpole changed. He grew two legs and then he developed two arms.......
Based on the story the Year 3G created posters depicting 'Sizzling Starts', 'Tightening Tensions' and 'Exciting Endings'.
Greetings Liwara! We have had another action-packed fortnight in Sustainability. Our Year One and Two classes now each have celery planted in one of the sustainable gardens. The sustainable celery has been grown from the base of four celery bunches, as pictured in the Term One newsletters, are now being lovingly cared for by our Year One and Two students. We are now harvesting water from our Year One, Year Two and Pre-primary air conditioner condensers. Far less water is produced as a by- product of reverse cycle heating, however, every drop counts! Our students have been watering the carrots, beetroot, potatoes and now celery, planted in their gardens and have been excitedly watching their growth.
Our Green Team members have again this week harvested lettuce for our school canteen. This sustainable crop is still flourishing in our sustainable gardens and we hope that it will keep growing for months to come. We also have a Bokashi anaerobic composting system now in use in our school canteen. This will further enrich our school’s sustainable gardens such as our planters pictured below which the Green Team added some pea seedlings to this week.
Handy hints for Sustainability
You may have seen in the media last week that there are now television advertisements encouraging Australians to “Switch imported for Australian made”. Have you tried this in the past fortnight? If not, please do. This week’s handy hint for our Liwara parents is to “Walk, bike and use public transport whenever possible”. It has been wonderful to see so many of our students and parents doing just this. There is obvious concern in our community about the use of public transport by the vulnerable, however, for most people, as restrictions are eased, public transport has and will become an option for our families again. Albeit with particular notice given to maintaining social distancing as part of the new social norms of behaviour.
On a positive note, if you are not a walker or cyclist, this is something that you may wish to consider. Nearly all members of the Liwara school staff have recently participated in the 100 day ‘Virgin Pulse Global Challenge’. Liwara staff members have done their best to actively engage in physical activity and for many this has meant more walking. We managed to walk over 40,000,000 steps collectively! Hopefully, one of the good things to have resulted from our experience with the recent pandemic, is that families have more actively engaged in exercise together. For good physical and emotional health, and to live more sustainably, we encourage all of our Liwara families to strive to find time to participate in physical activity together. Walking and cycling in particular are good for your health and the environment. So, enjoy your time with family, walk or cycle together to work or school, and do your bit for sustainability by reducing carbon emissions!
Together we are making a difference! Stay positive, stay safe and God Bless Liwara!
Year 6 Social justice Ministry
FOODBANK Food Drive
We will be doing a food donation for families who have a shortage of food.
Some acceptable foods will be canned foods, packet foods, coffee, any
non-perishable items and also toiletries. Please put these items in the
basket in your classrooms.
Trinity College Open Day
Trinity College warmly invites you to attend an Open Day for prospective students on Wednesday, 1 July 2020.
Families are welcome to attend the 9:15am or 4:15pm session. Each session will include a welcome by the
Principal, followed by student led tours of the College, concluding with light refreshments and a chance
to chat with some of our teaching staff and admissions team.
Bookings can be made at:
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 10th May 2020
Youth Group Goal
For the youth to reconnect with each other and to catch up with all those who couldn’t make it to online youth group up on what we were doing this term.
This was achieved, as through our free time we were able to reconnect with the youth and by watching the prince of Egypt and explaining what we have done this term through it, we were able to catch everyone up.
Youth group Attendance - 22
Youth Group Talk - Recap of the Term through watching the Prince of Egypt
Next Youth Group Theme - The 10 Commandments
24:7 Greenwood Online Youth Group
For all youth in Years 6-12
Every Sunday 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Ahern Centre
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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