FAITH TRUST RESPECT MERCY
Our Leadership Team
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents, Caregivers, Staff and Students,
Welcome to the end of a wintery week of Term 4! Today, Friday 29 October we celebrate and thank the teaching profession on World Teachers’ Day which is held internationally in early October but as it falls during the school holidays for many parts of Australia, we celebrate it a little later. Teachers, with support from parents and carers have ensured education continues across the country this year, despite major challenges in some of our States. It’s reinforced the significant role teachers play in the lives of children and students, their families and communities. Our amazing Parents & Friends Class Reps are working stealthily to organise a surprise for all our teachers with a lovely surprise to greet them on Friday morning! Help collect a million virtual apples to thank teachers across Australia at www.worldteachersday.edu.au.
We are blessed at Liwara with an outstanding staff team. It was heart warming to witness families showing their appreciation to our staff for all that they do.
All Saints' Day is a holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to celebrate, honour and commemorate the saints of the Church. While it’s true that most saints have their own days of celebration on the Catholic calendar, it’s not always possible to observe all of these dates. Instead, most Catholics choose to celebrate all of the saints on a single day, All Saints’ Day. All Saints’ Day has special significance to our school as our parish church is named ‘All Saints’ ‘. The parish will be celebrating the Parish Feast Day with morning tea after the 7.30am & 9.30am Masses on Sunday, the 31st of October. Together with the parish we will be celebrating All Saints' Day at our Family Mass on Sunday at 9.30am. All families are encouraged to join in this celebration and to stay for morning tea. - there will be ice creams for the children and tea or coffee for the adults.
ELC BIKE TRACK Our students have been having such fun on our new bike track and the good news is that now that the surface has had time to fully set the markings have been done today. Keep an eye out when you come in for pick up as it should be completed this afternoon and will be ready for Monday.
Our Liwara Fair is fast approaching! Please support the P&F by giving some time to assist on a stall as there are still spots available. Without volunteers so much of what we do could not happen in our school, so we appreciate every moment that every volunteer gives.
SINGLE USE PLASTIC PHASING OUT As announced by the Minister for the Environment in November 2020, Western Australia’s Plan for Plastics is coming into effect from the end of 2021. The following single-use plastics will then be phased out:
- bowls and lids
- cups and lids
- thick plastic bags
- polystyrene takeaway food containers; and
- helium balloon releases
Catholic Education Western Australia Ltd (CEWA) supports the Western Australian Plan for Plastics, as the Plan reflets Pope Francis’ call to take ‘swift and unified global action’s as described in the encyclical Laudato Si’ and in addition, the Western Australia Plan for Plastics ties in with the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority of the Australian curriculum. If you recall in the previous newsletter I shared the experience that we as a staff had with understanding a appreciating the Holy Father, Pope Francis’ urgent call to all people of the world to take swift and unified global action to save our planet.
At Liwara we have been focussing on getting rid of as many single use plastics in the school canteen, around the school and at the Fair for the last few years and in 2022 we will work together as a school community to avoid single-use plastics to mitigate the known impacts of single-use plastics on the environment and waste ways. We will be promoting actions that:
- prioritise avoiding single-use plastics
- replace single-use items with reusable alternatives wherever possible
- if it is not possible to use reusable items, choose non-plastic single-use alternatives that can be recovered, recycled or composted
- minimise litter or contamination of waste treatment facilities by not using single-use plastics
CORE VALUES – As a learning community centred on the example of Chris, the following core values underpin our approach to everything we do at Liwara.
The table below shows when each Value’s certificate and medal is presented during the year.
From The Assistant Principals' Desk
All Saints Day
Pre-Primary to Year 6 students will joining the Parish to celebrate Mass on Monday 1st November at 9am. All are welcome to attend.
Our last Certificate Assembly for the year will be held on Friday 5th November commencing at 2:30pm in the Ahern Centre.
Each Tuesday morning a class is scheduled to meet with Fr Elver in the Church. This strengthens our relationship with our Parish. Fr Elver talks to the students about special days coming up in the Church, work that the students are completing in class or, for Years 3 – 6, the students will go to Reconciliation.
Each week a year level is asked to attend a Parish Mass at 9am. This provides the students with extra opportunities to celebrate Mass and to join in with Parishioners. In Week 4, Year 4 will be joining the Parish Mass on Thursday 4th November. In Week 5, Year 3 will be attending Mass on Tuesday 9th November.
Interschool Sports Carnival
The NIPSSA Inter School Athletics Carnival took place last Friday the 22nd of October at Ridgewood reserve.
It was a fantastic day for all the competitors involved from years 3 to 6. The sun was shining as the students competed in 100, 200 and 400m running as well as turbo-javelin and long jump. Like always the students maintained Liwara’s reputation for sportsmanship, participation, behaviour and endeavour. A great day for all the students and staff involved and one sure to live on in the memory of the students involved for years to come.
October 31 - Family Mass
November 1 - All Saints' Feast Day Mass
November 2 - P & F Meeting
November 5 - Certificate Assembly
November 12 - Liwara Fair
November 17 - Kindy 2022 Parent Information Session
November 19 - Music Performance Assembly
November 21 - Advisory Council Meeting & P&F Meeting
November 26 - Nativity Assembly
November 29 - Annual Community Meeting
December 3 - Graduation Assembly
December 8 - Graduation & Thanksgiving Mass
December 10 - End of Term Mass & Last day for students (TBC)
Our Classroom news
In Religious Education the Kindy classes have been talking about God’s Creation. We have worked hard to create art works and pictures demonstrating the wonders in our beautiful world. We are learning about how to care for and appreciate the things that God has made. You can see a combination of these samples on display in the breezeway for the next two weeks. We have made butterflies, drawings, creature creations and some of our ideas about our amazing world.
We are very busy working on our letter and number formations, counting forwards and backwards and, rhyming sounds in words and playing with initial sounds of SATPIN. These skills are helping us to get ready for Pre-Primary.
In Kindy Red we have a hospital play centre where the students are experimenting with the roles of patient, nurse and doctor to create conversation, practise the skills of sharing and creative play. In Kindy Green we have a dinosaur play space where students are letting their imagination and creative play ideas run wild. Students are encouraged to take turns and share the play space with their peers, they have even made dinosaur fossils out of salt dough, which was a great fine motor activity.
FOR YOUR SUPPORT
The Book fair that was held last week was FANTASTIC! It was so successful that we can purchase just over $2,000 worth of books for our library. many of the new books will be on the shelves as early as next week!
We were delighted that the Book Fair offered a great selection of books suitable for our students, and we hope the books purchased have captured imaginations and excited children and families about reading.
Thank you to everyone who supported this event and we hope you get many hours of joy out of the beautiful books purchased.
Scitech Primary Challenge Day
A group of Liwara students attended the annual Scitech Primary Challenge day on Tuesday. It involves a number of different activities including a major Design Thinking challenge which required students to design a new attraction for Perth targeted at a selected audience. Students were challenged in their thinking and had a great time learning and exploring Scitech in the process!
Liwara's Got Talent
Liwara's Got Talent
The schedule is as follows -
Middle Primary (years 3 & 4) – Monday 1st November, lunch time – 12.50 pm
Junior Primary (years 1 & 2) – Monday 1st November, period 5 – 1.30 pm
Upper Primary (years 5 & 6) – Wednesday 3rd November, lunch time – 12.50 pm
Family Groups – Thursday, 4th November, lunch time – 12.50 pm
Parents are welcome to be part of the audience. Please enter at Gate # 3 and sign in at Admin and please also scan the SafeWA app.
It was with great pleasure that I received the certificate for attaining 4 stars in the Starcap2 Accreditation for Liwara, presented to our school by Amanda Ferguson from the WA School Canteen Association. The year had certainly flown by and it was exciting to plan the different promotions we had in the canteen.
We also have our Canteen journey showcased in the latest Canteam booklet that is distributed to schools, throughout Western Australia. A big thank you to Mrs Millar and staff, students and the parents for supporting the canteen.
We have been receiving some beautiful eggs from Mrs Millar’s “girls”, who have been very busy indeed.
What a great example of sustainability in the canteen, as we use the eggs and recycle our waste back to the chickens
who then provide us again with the eggs to produce lovely, fresh and colourful food.
The pizza slab that we added to the menu for this term is very popular, so I have ordered in more stock so that
we can keep up with the demand for them. They are on the menu under Daily Items, with three choices available and are considered a “green” item and available every day.
Deb & Cathy
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9204 1701
Parents & Friends News
Please see attached a Triple P flyer for Group Triple P commencing this Monday 18th October at Warwick Stadium. We have a few spots available if you know of any parent (with children aged between 3-8yrs old) who would benefit in attending this 7 week course. Bookings are essential via the healthywa.wa.gov.au/parentgroups website, Parenting groups (healthywa.wa.gov.au)
CALLING ALL PRENDIVILLE CATHOLIC COLLEGE ALUMNI
To acknowledge Prendiville Catholic College’s 35 Year celebrations, we are reaching out to all past students who attended the College from 1986 to 2020. You are a special group of individuals who hold a unique place in the heart of Prendiville Catholic College and play a significant part in our history, values and identity.
Please stay connected by visiting our College Alumni page and completing the form on the link below to receive news about upcoming events:
You can also follow us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PrendivilleCatholicCollege
10, 20 & 30 YEAR REUNIONS
This year we will be organising 10, 20 & 30 year reunions for the graduating classes of 1991, 2001 & 2011. Please update your details and register your interest at: https://prendiville.wa.edu.au/parents-community/alumni/
And if you’d like to be part of organising one of these reunions, please contact us at: email@example.com
Catholic Church Insurance
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
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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Call Anthony on 0455 108 885 or Georgia on 0458 197 685 for more information
Anthony and Georgia
24:7 Greenwood Youth Ministers