FAITH TRUST RESPECT MERCY
Our Leadership Team
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
A warm welcome back to school for Term 2! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday break and were able to soak up the glorious weather and get ‘out and about’. A special welcome to our new students and their families. We are delighted to have you in our community and look forward to sharing our Liwara journey with all family members. We are extremely excited to be finally beginning the re-roofing-new ceilings and new air conditioning units on our Year 4/5/OSHC & Enrichment Rooms. I have a pre-start meeting on Monday 2 May when I will have more information of the actual date of site possession.
Our school and OSHC staff have been extremely supportive and selfless with their energy, time and commitment by moving into their temporary ‘homes’ whilst the work is in progress this term. A special thank you to our OSHC parents who have settled into the new routines and gate access just before the end of Term 1 so that Vacation Care could function smoothly in the Ahern Centre. You will all have received communication from the Centre Manager re the change over to Gate #8 from Monday 2 May as we now have a keypad safety device installed which adds a new level of safety for our students whilst at the OSHC program.
While not what we had hoped for, COVID-19 continues to impact on school operations but as you will be aware the Minister for Health, Hon Amber Jade-Sanderson, announced earlier this week that public health measures in Western Australia will be eased to what is now being called ‘baseline settings’. CEWA is working with the Department of Health and the Department of Education to determine the full implication for school operations going forward. A meeting for all principals is scheduled for 8.30am Friday 29 April after which updated School Operating Guidelines will be provided to families. Until then, it has been recommended that, as far as possible, schools continue to adhere to current guidelines for the remainder of this week with the new Operating Guidelines coming into effect in CEWA schools from Monday 2 May 2022. Please note that while masks are no longer mandatory for students or staff from Friday 29, the wearing of masks is encouraged where physical distancing is not possible. With many positive COVID cases currently within our school community, we all need to do what we can to protect ourselves and others.
Liwara Netball Club Thank You! I would like to formally thank the Liwara Netball Club (LNC) present and past presidents, Rebekah Stuber & Megan Finlay, for their parts in sponsoring and supporting the P&F in applying for and being granted a Stronger Communities Grant to assist with the funding for the replacement oval playground. It is wonderful that our Liwara community spirit continues to thrive in so many areas of the school and wider community.
A Construction Update regarding the Smart Freeway Mitchell Southbound: Hester Avenue to Warwick Road is included in this newsletter.
Mother’s Day We will be sending out an invitation early next week to all our mothers and mother figures to attend a Mother’s Day Celebration event in the week following Sunday 8 May. Once we have more information on our school operations moving forward, we will be able to organise something special for our mums, grandmothers and mother figures.
Tuesdays with a Twist! On Tuesdays we will have Phil from Twisties Coffee Van serving up your favourite brew so you can choose whatever it is you feel like on the day that suits your weekly coffee budget! Please take this opportunity to head over to the oval, on Tuesdays after your school drop off run, to grab a coffee and chat with other mums, dads and caregivers to give yourself a great start to the day. We welcome all our families back to Liwara and hope you enjoy this way to reconnect! This initiative has been organised by our lovely Social Worker, Jane Evans!
Winter Uniform A reminder that students should all be in their winter uniform for the next two terms, but if you are waiting for any items that are not yet in stock please assure your child that will be fine until the items come in. It has been wonderful to see the majority of our students back at school in their winter attire, looking crisp and smart!
Main Roads Development Update
Update for the Liwara Primary School community -
The Smart Freeway Mitchell Southbound: Hester Avenue to Warwick Road project
includes the construction of an additional 8.7 km freeway lane and a dedicated lane from
Hepburn Avenue entry ramp to Warwick Road exit ramp, 7.6 km of shared paths and the
installation of Smart Freeway Technology on nine southbound freeway entry ramps. Read all the details in this link -
Wishing you God’s blessings
Mrs Andrea Millar
From The Assistant Principals' Desk
Class Visits with Fr Elver will resume this term on Tuesday 3 May with 2 Red, followed by 2 Green in Week 3.
Whole School Prayer
Year 5 will be leading our whole school prayer on Monday 9 May. It will be held in the Church starting at 2:40pm.
Year 6 will be attending All Saints Parish Mass on Monday 9 May. Year level attendance at a Parish Mass continues to strengthen the relationship between the school and parish, as well as deepening the student’s faith.
NAPLAN testing for Years 3 and 5 will commence in Week 3. We wish students all the best.
Please note - all events will be conducted under the appropriate COVID procedures and protocols in accordance with Catholic Education WA directives.
May 8 - Mother's Day
May 9 - School Prayer - Year 5
May 13 - Certificate Assembly
May 14 & 15 - Communion Commitment Masses
May 17 - Communion Workshop
May 19 - Communion Workshop
May 20 - Performance Assembly - Year 3
May 25 - National Simultaneous Storytime
May 27 - Certificate Assembly
May 30 - School Prayer - Year 2
Our Classroom News
From Year Three
We have had a busy start to Term Two. As part of our History curriculum and to mark the occasion of ANZAC Day our classes made ANZAC biscuits and researched some interesting facts about ANZAC Day. We discussed the different ways we commemorate ANZAC Day including the dawn service, ANZAC day parade and making biscuits.
OSHC (outside School Hour Care)
What a wonderful Vacation Care! Packed full of exploration, imagination, creativity and above all, fun! During the first week, the children had a blast competing against each other in a numerous min it to win it challenges and loved getting to crack open our star pinata and transforming ourselves with face painting. We explored our senses with giant bubbles and sensory play, created our own fantasy worlds and even stuffed our own Easter bunnies and took part in two different Easter Egg Hunts.
During the second week we loved getting as messy as possible on messy play. We popped balloons full of paint, explored shaving foam play with pasta and paint, used our hands to make masterpieces of art with bubble wrap and paint, explored the wonders of slime, plus so much more. On candle and bath bomb day, we took turns creating our own perfect candles, individualising our candle smells, look and design. We created the perfect bath bombs and even got to take the mould home, that way we could create bath bombs with our friends and family at any time! We also had a blast dressing up as pirates and using face paint to draw battle scars. We created telescopes, hooks, balloon swords and turned ourselves into perfect pirates.
With such fun packed holidays, we can’t wait to see what the July holidays bring.
Extra Curricular Activities
The Uniform Shop should be opening up to the public very soon. However, you can still place your orders online. Should you need to exchange an item, please place a note with the item and return to the office for exchange. JFE contact details are:-
Phone - 9204 1701
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER:
ATTENTION MARRIED COUPLES. Enrich your love for one another away from everyday distractions. What better way to celebrate the gift of your unique love than to make time to focus on each other and your marriage. We invite you to join us on our next Worldwide Marriage Encounter on 29-31 July 2022 (Live in Atrium Hotel Mandurah). For more information or booking contact: Valerie & Brendon on 0424 220 625 – Email: WAbookings@wwme.org.au Website – www.wwme.org.au
All Saints' Parish News
All Saints' Catholic Church
PARISH PRIEST: FR ELVER DELICANO
ADDRESS: 7 Liwara Place, GREENWOOD WA 6024
PARISH OFFICE OPENING TIMES: Monday, Wednesday & Friday - 10.00am to 3.00pm
MASSES: Monday – Friday 6.00am & 9.00am
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
All Saints Catholic Church is looking for volunteers to join their cleaning crew! As a volunteer, you will be given a cleaning task that will take you 30-60 mins and you will be on roster once every 7 weeks. You can clean at a time that suits you best. If you can help, contact Heidy Verweij, 046 6251 314 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
Are you an adult thinking about becoming a Catholic?
Not sure where to begin? Like to find out more without obligation or pressure? If you are interested, in discovering what the Church has to offer or for further information, please contact Fr Elver (0466 604 754) or Juliet Southgate (6113 2799)
24:7 Greenwood Youth Group
For all youth in Years 6-12
This Sunday 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Church meeting room
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Anthony and Georgia
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