FAITH TRUST RESPECT MERCY
Our Leadership Team
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents, Caregivers, Staff and Students,
The season of Advent begins on Sunday 28 November. Advent is a reminder to all Christians of the sacred meaning of Christmas. Despite all the preparations taking place around us all, for example, buying presents and preparing for parties and gatherings, Advent reminds Christians to remember and prepare for the birth of Jesus. Extending over the four Sundays before Christmas. The word Advent comes from the Latin advenio, “to come to”, and refers to the coming of Christ. The term ‘the coming’ includes three references: first - to our celebration of Christ’s birth at Christmas; second – to the coming of Christ in our lives through grace and the Sacrament of Holy Communion; and finally, to His second coming at the end of time. Our preparations, therefore, should have all three comings in mind. We need to prepare our souls to receive Christ worthily.
Our Annual Community Meeting and election of School Advisory Council members and the P&F & SAC AGMs will be held on Monday 29 November at 6.30pm in the Ahern Centre. I encourage all parents to attend as our School Advisory Council Chairperson, Mr Basil Manganaro will be sharing his Annual Report with the community and our Treasurer, Ms Clare Coombe will be presenting the financial overview of the year. I will also be sharing ‘The Year That Was’.
We met all our 2022 Pre Kindy and Kindy parents, over the last couple of Wednesdays to share information about all the exciting experiences the children will be involved in next year. The Kindy parent session was a new model as the parents spent some time in the Ahern Centre and then went down to the Kindy area to mingle and get to know one another and the ELC environment. They were then invited back to the Ahern Centre which was set up for them to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a tasty bite to eat! It was lovely to see many familiar faces amongst all the first time Liwara families.
To all our current families, if your child is eligible to enter our Pre Kindy or Kindy program in 2022 and you have not yet contacted the school, please do this as soon as possible. Karen Rosser, our Enrolment Officer, will be in touch with you to support you with the application process.
MAIN ROADS: I hosted a meeting at the school this week with representative from Main Roads, Santelli Architects and Barnao Property Managers to discuss the progress with the proposed Principal Shared Pathway (PSP) and agree to a final design for the completion of the works for the bottom carpark that they need to address as part of the project. Main Roads via H2H will probably be undertaking the works once an agreement of the design is finalised. The architect presented the proposal for the redesign of the carpark to accommodate the bays we will be losing for the PSP and is waiting for the 100% Main Roads drawing so he can combine the two plans. Main Roads are going to send through a community update to me in the next week or so to share with our families. As soon as I receive this I will share it with the school community.
From The Assistant Principals' Desk
2021 NIPSSA Summer Carnival
On Thursday 25th November, all Year 6 students participated in the annual NIPSSA Interschool Summer Carnival in three sports – Beach Volleyball, Cricket and Tennis. All teams were well represented in their respective sports and, although a participatory carnival without team points, both of our tennis teams received accolades for their success in their respective groups at the end of the day. A big thanks to the teachers for their efforts to prepare the teams for the day and well done to all the competitors for the outstanding way they represented the school both on and off the field/courts.
All are invited to attend the annual Year 6 Graduation Assembly to be held in the Ahern Centre on Friday 3rd December commencing at 9.00am. This is always an entertaining experience.
Thanksgiving Mass & Graduation Ceremony
The Year 6 Thanksgiving Mass and Graduation will take place in the All Saints Church on Wednesday 8th December commencing at 6pm. We offer a very big congratulations to all the Graduands who will be celebrating such an important occasion at this time. An early thanks to the Year 6 teachers (Mrs McGavigan and Mrs Huntington) for their efforts in organising this event.
End of Year Thanksgiving Mass
The whole school will celebrate the end of the school year with a Thanksgiving Mass on Friday 10th December commencing at 11.15am in the All Saints Church. The school Values Awards (Faith) for each class (excluding Yr 6) will be presented at the conclusion of this Mass. The Year 3 classes will be organising this Mass and wish to invite all who are able to attend.
End of Year Excursions/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. All families will be receiving detailed information from individual class teachers:
- Kindy & Pre-Primary – Tuesday 7th December
- Year 3 – Tuesday 7th December
- Year 1 – Wednesday 8th December
- Year 2 – Thursday 9th December
- Years 4 & 5 – Thursday 9th December
- Year 6– Friday 10th December
Student SEQTA Reports
Parents will be able to access their children’s academic reports online via SEQTA from 4pm on Friday 10th December. Further details to follow later.
November 26 - Nativity Assembly
November 29 - Annual Community Meeting
December 1 - Parents and Caregivers Morning Tea
December 3 - Graduation Assembly
December 6 - Pre Primary 2022 Information Session
December 8 - Thanksgiving Mass & Graduation
December 10 - End of Term Mass & Last day for students
Our Classroom news
From Year 4
Our Excursion to Constitutional House
On Wednesday November 3rd the Year 4 students visited Constitutional house in West Perth to learn all about the levels of government and how the Constitution of Western Australia came to be. We did a fun treasure hunt, learning about the history and collected puzzle pieces along to way to win a prize. Then, we had a wonderful session with the very knowledgeable , Remi, about the work of local governments. We played lots of games and even got to suggest ways the local council could work better for us! When we got back to class we wrote about what we had learned
Then, we went to nearby Kings Park for lunch and a play. We played lots of fun games and even got everyone in year 4 on the giant web.
Charli- “I had lots of fun learning about the different types of government”
Jarvis- “ I really enjoyed learning about the history of the government and going to King’s Park”
Jai- “I liked the treasure hunt where we put together the puzzle pieces. I also enjoyed going to Kings Park”
We received these lovely carrots from the school gardeners last week, thank you for bringing your lovely produce into the canteen for us.
As there are now only eight more days of the school canteen operating, we will begin to run out of certain menu items for this year. This is so we can close down our freezers and canteen for the holidays. We apologise in advance if your favourites are not available but assure you they will be back next year.
We are planning a few Christmas specials in the last few weeks so bring your spare change and see what surprises we have on offer.
We have had quite a few volunteers not turning up on their rostered days, please take a note of the day that you are rostered on. All help is very much appreciated at this time of year.
We are still needing two volunteers to help on Friday 10th December, being the last day of term and will need at least one of these volunteers to be available for the majority of the day as this day is particularly busy. Thank you in advance and also for supporting us throughout the year either by volunteering or purchasing our lunch and recess items. We certainly have a wonderful group of helpers at Liwara.
Have a safe and wonderful holiday,
Deb & Cathy
Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) - Vacation Care
The Vacation Care program is now available. The program includes -
- A Cuddly Animal Farm Incursion
- Water Splash Day
- Zombie Survival Day
- Bop 'til You Drop Incursion
- Archery Incursion
- Kinetic Kites Incursion
- Army Bootcamp Incursion
- Scitech Space Adventure Incursion
Please book early to secure your place.
Special Events Ministry
The Special Events Ministry are proud to announce that the recent Cupcake Stall raised $800 for the Starlight Foundation.
Well done team .......
Extra Curricular Activities
The uniform shop is open for your uniform requirements during school terms on Thursday between 8.15am - 9.00am.
Uniform order forms can be found on the school website https://www.liwara.wa.edu.au/school-uniform/. Full payment is required when you place the order and items will be delivered to your child's class on arrival. If you have any questions about uniforms please send them via email to email@example.com or call 9204 1701
Parents & Friends News
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 - https://ccinsurance.org.au/Client-Centre/Claims/Pages/SchoolCare-Claim-Form.aspx OR download and complete the PDF and return it to the School Office. CCI School Care
All Saints' Parish News
All Saints' Catholic Church
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ADDRESS: 7 Liwara Place, GREENWOOD WA 6024
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Saturday – Vigil -6.00pm
Sunday – 7.30am, 9.30am, 10.30am & 5.30pm
(Anointing every 2nd Saturday of the month)
Reconciliation: Saturday 9.30am – 10.00am & 5.00pm – 5.30pm or by request
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