God, may we feel the warm embrace of your love on this sacred day. May the glory of Jesus’s resurrection remind us that with You, nothing is impossible or without hope. We pray in Your name.


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The Liwara Newsletter, Volume 5

28th March 2024

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  In this week's newsletter:

  • Honouring Grandparents
  • Harmony Day
  • Dogs Prohibited on Oval & School Grounds
  • Holy Week Paraliturgies - Reflections

and more...


Dear Parents and Caregivers

As we embrace the spirit of unity and celebrate our community,  I’m thrilled to share with you some of the latest happenings and events from our vibrant community over the last fortnight. 

Honouring Grandparents
Grandparents hold a special place in our hearts, and we were delighted to celebrate their love and wisdom last Thursday.  We celebrated the rich tapestry of traditions within our community when our wonderful grandparents spent precious time with their grandchildren in their classes.  Our guests had the chance to witness firsthand the vibrant learning environment we cultivate at our school and the remarkable achievements of our students.  After the classroom visits our harmonious choir entertained our special guests in the Liwara Hall followed by a lovely morning tea supplied by our generous parents. These moments of connection and shared experiences will undoubtedly create lasting memories for both grandparents and grandchildren alike.  To all the grandparents in our community, thank you for your unconditional love and guidance.

Harmony Day
In line with our commitment to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusivity, Harmony Day was celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm.  It was a beautiful reminder of the richness that comes from embracing different cultures, backgrounds and traditions.  Through engaging activities and thoughtful discussions, students talked about the importance of acceptance, respect and unity.  Through our students’ voices let’s continue to cherish and celebrate our differences, for it is through diversity that we truly thrive as a community.

Dogs Prohibited On Oval & School Grounds
As part of our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of all students, staff and visitors I would like to remind everyone that dogs are strictly prohibited on the oval and school grounds on school days.  This policy is in place for several reasons:

1.  Safety Concerns: The oval serves for our families streaming across the oval to access the school.  It is a designated area for physical education classes, sports activities and recreational play.  The presence of dogs poses a safety risk, as interactions between dogs and students can lead to accident or injuries as well as students having allergies to animals.

2.  Hygiene and Cleanliness:  Maintaining a clean and hygienic environment is essential for the health and well-being of our school community.  Dog waste left on the grounds can create sanitation issues and health hazards for students, staff and visitors.

3.  Allergies and Phobias: Some members of our school community may have allergies to pet dander which can trigger an allergic reaction, or have a genuine fear of dogs.  By prohibiting dogs on the school oval and grounds, we aim to create a safe and inclusive environment where everyone feels comfortable and respected.

I kindly request the cooperation of all parents, caregivers and visitors in adhering to this policy.  I understand that there may be exceptions, particularly for individuals who rely on assistance dogs for medical or disability-related reasons.  In such cases, I ask that you contact the school administration in advance to make appropriate arrangements.

I appreciate your cooperation and understanding in helping us maintain a safe and welcoming environment for everyone in our school community.

Holy Week Paraliturgies - Reflections:
Over the past week, in preparation for Holy Week, our students have been involved in leading us in a series of Paraliturgies and reflective gatherings, designed to deepen our spiritual connection and prepare our hearts for the joyous celebration of Easter. It’s a wonderful opportunity for spiritual renewal, deep introspection and acts of compassion and kindness.  Many of our community members have been joining with us as our students have been retelling the Holy Week story leading right up to Easter Sunday.  Whether through prayer, fasting, or acts of service, let’s embrace the true essence of Holy Week and strive to embody its teachings of love, forgiveness and redemption.

Interschool Swimming Carnival:
We are thrilled to extend our heartfelt congratulations to our exceptional swimming team for their outstanding performance at the recent swimming carnival.  Their dedication, and remarkable achievements brought great pride and honour to our school community.  Our talented swimmers showcased their skills and determination, competing with passion and enthusiasm in a variety of events.  Their hard work and commitment were evident in every stroke, turn and finish, as they pushed themselves to reach new heights of personal successes. Beyond their individual accomplishments, our students exemplified the true spirit of working as a team throughout the carnival.  They cheered each other on, offered words of encouragement and demonstrated respect for their fellow competitors, reflecting the values or teamwork and unity that we hold dear at our school.

I extend my sincere gratitude to our dedicated staff and supporters who worked tirelessly to inspire, motivate and guide our swimmers throughout the day.  Your unwavering commitment and belief in our students played a vital role in their achievements and we are deeply grateful for your valuable contributions.  To our talented swimmers, you are an inspiration to us all.  Your passion, perseverance and energy serve as shining examples of what can be achieved through hard work, determination and dedication.  Congratulations to the entire team. Your contributions and achievements fill us with pride!

Easter Raffle: 
A heartfelt thankyou to our dedicated P&F.  I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to the P&F crew who organised the amazing Easter Raffle. From coordinating and collecting the prizes to promoting the event within our community, your contributions to the Easter Raffle go beyond the prizes and the funds raised.  You have demonstrated the power of community, generosity and teamwork in raising funds that will directly benefit our students and enhance their educational experiences.  On behalf our school community, I would like to express how immensely grateful we are for everything our P&F do and are involved with.

Year Six Camp:
I was fortunate to spend the afternoon with our Year 6 students at camp on Tuesday.  The students were fully engaged in the immersive experiences and the promise to lead them on a journey of discovery, growth and unforgettable memories.  From the team-building activities to the outdoor adventures our students are having opportunities to challenge themselves, forge new friendships, and deepen their connection with nature.  The camp staff were overjoyed to have our Liwara students back at the camp site!  

Carpark Courtesy:
It has been brought to the attention of the office staff that there are still members of our community mis-using the bottom drive through lane, as on more than one occasion the same car has been left
parked and unattended in the drive through lane, therefore blocking the way for all our other families during drop off.  Please be vigilant and follow the directions so that all drivers have a smooth and respectful experience.



We currently have a limited number of vacancies for Kindy 2024, I urge you to contact our Enrolment Officer, as soon as possible, to discuss the enrolment process. I will be meeting with future and current parents for our 2025 Kindy and Pre Kindy placements commencing mid Term 1 onwards. Enrolment information and applications can be downloaded from our school website HERE or a paper copy can be collected from the school office.

As we embrace the spirit of togetherness and celebration, let us cherish the bonds that unite us and the traditions that enrich our lives.  Wishing you all a joyous Easter season filled with love, laughter and blessings.    

Best wishes and God bless!

Mrs Andrea Millar



Well done to our Year 3 and Year 5 students for their attention and persistence with NAPLAN testing this term Students’ results will be made available by SCSA later in the year after marking is complete. 

Year 6 Camp
This week our Year 6 students attended a 4-day Camp at Ern Halliday. A big thank you to Mrs McGavigan, Mr Varady, Mrs Kerai, Mrs Pearce and our parent helper Mr Burns for giving up their time to support the students during such a wonderful experience. Mrs Millar, Mrs Chivel and I, Mrs Francis, were lucky enough to attend for a short period each. The enthusiasm, resilience and camaraderie displayed by the students is commendable. Most wonderful to see was the personal growth of each of the students as they pushed themselves outside of their comfort zones. 

Student Assistance Payments - Student WASN Numbers
Please refer to the Seesaw posts in the General Admin Information Thread for all information regarding your child’s WASN number and FAQ’s on making the claim. 

Dance Lessons
All students from Pre-Primary through to Year 6 will participate in a weekly dance lesson in Term 2. Dancing will take place every Monday with the Footsteps Dance Company. We can’t wait to showcase our fabulous dancers on Monday the 24th June. All families are invited to join us in the Liwara Hall for the Dance Showcase. 

Happy Holidays
Wishing all families a safe, happy, and holy Easter break. We look forward to seeing you all back in Term 2, refreshed and ready to tackle another successful term of learning and growing at Liwara. 

Ms Angela Leddin & Mrs Jesseca Francis

Assistant Principals


In Term One we focused on our school value of Respect.  Each student is reminded of the different ways we can show Respect to God, others and ourselves.  All classes have this poster up on display as a constant reminder.


Below are some of the recipients of the Respect Award for Term 1, congratulations to all our award winners from Pre Primary to Year 6.

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TERM 2 - 15 April to 26 June 2024

TERM 3 - 15 July to 20 September 2024

TERM 4 - 8 October to 6 December 2024

Pupil Free Days & Public Holidays 2024:

  • 25 April - Anzac Day
  • 3 June - Western Australia Day
  • 27 June - Pupil Free Day
  • 28 June - Pupil Free Day
  • 2 September - Pupil Free Day
  • 3 September - Pupil Free Day
  • 7 October - Pupil Free Day

Week 1

15 April  -  Student return to school

15 April  -  Dancing Lessons

19 April  -  Yr5 Big Day Out

19 April  -  Opening Term Mass Term 2 @ 9.00am


Below is a sample of the students artwork that was produced for Harmony Day.

Harmony Day


Friday, 22 March saw Liwara take part in the National Ride 2 School Day. It was an excellent opportunity for children to actively travel to school and terrific to see so many families and friends joining in. There were over 50 students who took part in the event, plus a few mums and dads as well. Here is a little recap from the perspective of one of our Year 6 students who took part and helped in the morning! 

"Riding to school day was the best! Everyone loved it because we got to ride our bikes, scooters, and walk to school instead of taking the bus or getting dropped off in cars. It was so much fun seeing all our friends riding together, and we even had a big group of parents riding with us too. The best part was when we arrived at school, there were special stickers and people cheering for everyone who participated. The Year 6’s got to hand them out. It felt like a big adventure, and we can't wait for the next Ride To School Day!

Students proudly wore the cool stickers for the day and are eagerly awaiting the next active travel event! 



All students are encouraged to return their borrowed books before school from 8.15am to go into the weekly raffle draw. 

Library Days 

Tuesday – Years 1 & 2

Wednesday – Years 3, 5 & 6

Thursday – Kindy, Pre-Primary & Year 4

Book Returns 

If you have outstanding library books, they can be dropped into the main office. 

Library Bags for Sale

The Liwara Craft Group have made Library bags.  They are selling them for $10.00 a bag and all profits go towards the craft stall for the School Fair.

If you are interested in purchasing one or more of these beautiful bags, they can be purchased through Trybookings:


Bring your receipt to the Library and select a bag!

Library Bags

Mrs Clark


Thank you for supporting the Canteen on Harmony Day.  We hope you enjoyed the extra tasty items we had available.

For Term 2 we will be adding Butter Chicken to our Quickcliqs menu.  It is made with naturally Gluten Free ingredients (Sun Rice Basmati Rice) and will be the same price as our other healthy hot meals.

We hope you loved our Easter display and that all families have a safe and wonderful Easter and holiday.

Quickcliq Picture

Deb & Adriana


The Uniform Shop is open Thursdays from 8.15am - 9am for all your uniform needs!  Doors will not open outside of these hours. 

Please note that students are required to wear their winter uniform for Term 2 2024.


JFE Details

Phone: 9204 1701

Email: saes@jfe.net.au

JFE uniforms


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To read this week's P & F Newsletter, click here

Please see our current Try Bookings Form and Reimbursement Form below:

Try Booking Form

Reimbursement Form

To keep up to date, head to our private Facebook page by clicking here.




7 Liwara Place

Greenwood, WA




Father Elver Delicano



Monday – Friday 6am & 9am

Saturdays 6pm

Sundays 7:30am, 9:30am & 5:30pm

Anointing every 2nd Saturday of the month


Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am - 3pm



m: 0466604754

e: greenwood@perthcatholic.org.au








God bless,
Jesse and Lucy
24:7 Greenwood Youth Ministers


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Dental Health Services
Greenwood Dental Therapy Centre 

Greenwood Primary School | Merivale Way, Greenwood,Wa,6024

Ph: (08) 92035611 |  

E: GreenwoodDTC@health.wa.gov.au 

W: www.dental.wa.gov.au 

W: North Metropolitan Health Se

Please note the following dates:

Closed 1/4/24-5/4/24 (inclusive)
Emergency Clinic:  Landsdale - 9302 2969

Open 08/04/24-11/04/24 - 8.00am-4.00pm
Closed 12/04/24
Emergency Clinic:  Hudson Park - 9342 4217

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The Anglican Grace Chapel in Joondalup and St Vincent De Paul Northern Conferences jointly open a drop-in centre for the homeless and disadvantaged each Monday and Friday at the Grace Chapel.  Volunteers offer and serve a heated meal, tea and coffee and hampers of donated food for the guests.

More volunteers are desperately needed.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Peter on 0491 048 207 or email:  ryansite@tpg.com.au.

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We are now accepting Pre Kindy - Year 6 enrolments for 2025, 2026 & beyond.  Please contact  the school if you have any questions on 6224 2000 or via email:  enquiries@liwara.wa.edu.au for more information.