FAITH TRUST RESPECT MERCY
Our Leadership Team
From The Principal's Desk
Dear Parents and Caregivers
It has been wonderful watching our students settling back into school these past few weeks. Each day, our school routines and practices are returning to a different but smooth 'normal'. The sound of children at play and engaged in learning is music to our ears!
Thank you once again for your ongoing support. I realise that many restrictions remain in place which can make family life a little bit more complex at this time. Across our school, the one causing us all the biggest challenge is the government requirement for our parents not to be on the school grounds. This will necessarily remain in place until our Premier give us the good and welcome news that our parents and caregivers are allowed back on site!
Wednesday 27 May marked the beginning of National Reconciliation Week 2020. National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. The dates for NRW remain the same each year, 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey - the successful 1967 Referendum and the High Court Mabo decision, respectively. REconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
An SMS was sent out today reminding all parents and caregivers that this coming Tuesday, 2 June, is a Pupil Free Day at Liwara.
May God's blessings continue to shine brightly on our Liwara community.
From The Assistant Principals' Desk
LIFELINK DAY 2020
We will be focusing on the Archbishop's Life Link Day Appeal later this term and will keep the community informed.
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.
Disruption to routines can lead to an escalation in challenging behaviour and meltdowns.
Practice patience and calm by pausing, taking a few deep breaths, and calming yourself before you respond. Then help your child to be calm. Stay close and provide comfort to help them feel safe. Show your child you understand how they are feeling. Make sure you connect emotionally with your child before you correct any behaviour or start any discussions about how to solve the problem. When you are patient, calm, and consistent responding to difficult behaviour you can then help your child to regulate their own feelings and behaviour.
Further information can be obtained from the following link -
Please refer to the school calendar on this website for more information
31st - 6th June - Week 6
Sunday -Pentecost Sunday
Monday - Western Australia Day - Public Holiday
Tuesday - Pupil Free Day
Thursday - Ascension Thursday
7th - 13th June - Week 7
Monday -P& F Meeting (Zoom)
Tuesday -Board Meeting (Zoom)
Our Classroom News
In Kindy we have read the book ‘Little Cloud’ by Eric Carle. We went outside and looked at the clouds to see what shapes we could find.
I saw a doughnut cloud – Henry S
I saw a Nuala cloud – Mia C
I saw a duck cloud – Jacob S
I saw a helicopter. It turned into a pelican – Liam C
I saw a helicopter. It turned into a boat that carries oil – Lachlan M
I saw a bathtub. It turned into a dog named Dusty – Billie R
I saw a round tunnel like the one in Thomas and the Tank Engine. It changed into a duck – Thomas F
We made rain cloud collages using strips of white tissue paper.
News from the Library
NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME 2020
On Wednesday we celebrated National Simultaneous Storytime in true Liwara style. We were 'BEDAZZLED' by sequins and bling as children and staff came to school in their glittery best to celebrate books and reading. Not only did the children look sparkly and fabulous but so did the teachers and it's fair to say that Mrs Shilkin loves 'free dress' days.
Mrs Millar read the story to the whole school over the public address system. The story Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas by Lucinda Gifford, is about 2 disco loving chickens and was read complete with background 'Chicken Disco' music. Not only did Mrs Millar read the story but also brought in two of her beautiful 'silkie' chickens both dressed in glittery capes of bright pink and bright blue. The children loved seeing the chickens during their stay in the library and the chickens certainly seemed to enjoy interacting with the children.
The author of the book Lucinda Gifford was thrilled with the efforts made by all at Liwara and even commented on the pictures posted on our school's Facebook page.
It certainly was a memorable day and I am sure we reached the aims of National Simultaneous Storytime by -
- promoting the value of reading and literacy,
- promoting the value and fun of books,
- promoting an Australian writer and publisher,
- promoting storytime activities in public libraries and communities around the country,
- and providing opportunities to involve children, staff, parents and others to participate in and enjoy the occasion
Thank you to everyone for your efforts in making this day such an enjoyable day,
Sustainability - Mr Greenhill & the Green Team
Wow! We have had another fantastic week in sustainability at Liwara. The rain has been watering our gardens which are greening up beautifully as we approach winter. Our Year Two gardens with beetroot and carrots are loving the extra watering from our 'wintery', late autumn weather.
Our Green Team members this week harvested lettuce for our school canteen. The great thing is that we need only remove a few leaves from each plant and we still have a sustainable crop for the months to come. Our brassicas are also growing well especially our broccoli, pak choy and silverbeet. Thank God for the wonderful rain!
Handy hints for Sustainability
This week’s handy hint for our Liwara parents is to “Switch imported for Australian made”. With Australia’s international borders closed presently, what better time to switch to locally made foods? Buying fresh WA made produce means that you make a difference to the amount of kilometres that are travelled by suppliers to bring you produce. This results in less climate harmful pollution being made. Buying Australian made products, support our national and local economy so keep looking on packaging for the origin of products and swap international brands for Australian wherever possible! You can do it Liwara!
Together we are making a difference! Keep recycling, stay safe and positive Liwara! God Bless.
OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS CARE
Games We Like to Play at OSHC
Everyone loves card games and it's never difficult to find a card game that everyone wants to play while at OSHC. The children have been intrigued by the concept of a house of cards. Building a house of cards is challenging and fun, and the resulting structure — no matter how big or small — is a thing of beauty.
Not only can cards be used in creative ways but so can Lego. These two 'Lego Masters' have created towers that include the words Liwara and OSHC.
Thank you to the families that are supporting our canteen now that we are all back on board.
We have a lovely new message board outside the canteen, have a look and see what we have been cooking. Newsflash! The new board is going home with Mrs Keegan this weekend and she is going to paint a creative, healthy food choice border. This week we trialed some savoury muffins (cheese and spinach), and last week, apple and cinnamon pikelets. We are still making all the favourites of course, pizza slice, cheesies and oat biscuits.
We have been getting a lot of foreign money coming into the canteen, which looks very similar to our coins. Could you please check the coins your children are bringing in to spend at our canteen, as international coins will not be accepted by the bank and the canteen is then unable to recoup this amount towards the cost of the items.
Have a wonderful long weekend.
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
24:7 Greenwood Youth Ministry 10th May 2020
Youth Group Goal
For the youth to gain an understanding of the 10th plague and the Israelites leaving Egypt and how it relates to their lives now.
This was achieved, as through the video clip shown, and talk delivered, we were able to explore this period of Exodus, and how it is like our lives now when God delivers us from sin.
Youth Group Talk - The 10th plague
Three key points:
- Why did God kill the first-borns of Egypt?
- How do you think the Israelites would have felt finally escaping Egypt?
- When are some of the time God has delivered us, like He delivered the Egyptians?
Next Youth Group Theme - The return of Moses to Egypt: the first nine plagues
24:7 Greenwood Online Youth Group
Sundays 6.30pm for young people in years 6-12
Contact Anthony 0481 737 771 or Georgia 0458 197 685 for more information.
To join us online, please connect with Georgia or Anthony on messenger and follow us on Instagram @247greenwood
Anthony and Georgia
24:7 Greenwood Youth Ministers
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