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Our Leadership Team
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents, Caregivers, Staff and Students,
Congratulations to our Liwara Primary Choir who received an award of Excellence for their performance at the recent Performing Arts Sacred Choral section. Mrs Plint was so proud as they took to the stage and enthusiastically participated and sang with gusto and melodic unison. A special vote of thanks goes out to Mr John Fernandez who accompanied the choir on his guitar to make the performance even more special.
Book Week We celebrated Book Week last Tuesday with our annual parade and the teachers once again got into the spirit of the celebration by performing their interpretation of the book “All Afloat on Noah’s Boat” by Tony Mitton & Guy Parker-Rees. Great fun was had by all and once again the children looked amazing in their costumes. Our canteen was decked out to celebrate the special week and the children enjoyed some delightful ‘dinosaur foods’ prepared by Deb & Cath.
Music Performance We were entertained last Friday by a group of our students at our special music performance. All the children are part of the group of over 80 students who are involved in the Instrumental and Choral Program that is offered to our Year 3 – 6 students each year, coordinated by Mrs Mary Rose. It was such a pleasure to sit and enjoy the varied talents on show and the audience were truly appreciative. If you would like to know more about the program contact the front office for more details.
Uniform Shop News: The Uniform Shop have finally got our faction polo tops on the shelves with the school logo on the front. This will take our uniform to the next level of looking smart and consistent with colour and fabric as all students are eventually kitted out to wear the school sports top with the logo, as they outgrow their current faction shirt.
Father’s Day Breakfast. We have been busy preparing to honour fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society by inviting our dads, grandfathers and significant father figures to our annual Father’s Day Breakfast. The staff cooked up our famous Liwara sausage & egg in a bun breakky treat once again. Staff arrived at school a couple of hours earlier than usual to set up and begin cooking for our 480 + attendees! Another wonderfully supported event by our community. It was great seeing so many of our dads and grandfathers present.
The People of Afghanistan
As we celebrate the many freedoms we enjoy it is timely that we remember and pray for the people of Afghanistan and for peace in their country.
A Prayer for the People of Afghanistan
All-loving God, Your hands have fashioned every lovely corner of this treasured planet, and the beautiful land of Afghanistan is as precious as every other place Your children call ‘home'. By its rivers and mountains, its fields and gardens, its busy towns and ancient villages, it is the heart's desire of its people and the place where their lives and loves are nurtured.
We grieve today with those who grieve over Afghanistan, the people who call it home indeed, the people exiled or suddenly having to leave, and the men and women from other countries who have made sacrifices in recent years in the cause of that country's future.
We remember with renewed sadness the loss of lives of military personnel during the years of this country's involvement in Afghanistan, conscious of the questions that must today be troubling the minds of those in our community who were bereaved, those who were wounded on operations, and those who were forever changed by experiences suffered there.
We pray for peace, dignity, freedom and confidence for the men, women and children of Afghanistan; for courage, vision and generosity within the international community responding to such need; and for tranquillity of mind amongst our own Service community and its wider family. In the name of Jesus Christ, the peace-giver, we pray, AMEN
From The Assistant Principals' Desk
We offer our prayers to all the Year Six students who are preparing themselves to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on the weekend of 11th and 12th September. Part of their preparation includes a Retreat day to be held on Friday 10th September in the Ahern Centre.
Learning Journey Night
The Liwara Learning Journey Night will be held on Tuesday 14th September commencing at 4.30pm till 6.30pm where classes and Specialist rooms will be open for parents to visit and peruse their child/ren’s work.
The Liwara Athletics carnival will be held on Friday 17th September on the school oval commencing at 9am with tabloid team events. Track events will commence after recess. Parents are very welcome to attend. There will be a pre-ordered sausage sizzle lunch for the students and a sausage sizzle option for visitors on the day with a Boost Juice and coffee van also available. A programme of events will be sent home via Seesaw at a later date.
Early Learning Centre Athletics Carnival
The Athletics Carnival for all Kindy and Pre-Primary children will take place on Thursday 23rd September on the school oval commencing at 9am. The day will include running events and team games. All parents are welcome to attend.
There will be a free Cricket Clinic for all students, Pre-Primary to Year 6, hosted by the WACA on the school oval on Wednesday 8 September commencing at 3.20pm. The clinic will run till 4.20pm. Further details will be provided via a flyer to be circulated soon.
Whole School Prayer
The Year 6 students will lead us in prayer in the Church on Monday 13th September commencing at 2.40pm. All are welcome to attend.
Footsteps Dance Showcase
A showcase of dances learned by all our Pre-Primary to Year 5 students will be performed for parents on Thursday 23rd September in the Ahern Centre commencing at 1.30pm. Hope you can make it.
September 3 - Performance Assembly Yr 4 & Father's Night
September 7 - Advisory Council meeting & P&F Meeting
September 11 & 12 - Confirmation Masses
September 14 - Learning Journey
September 17 - Liwara Athletics Carnival
September 18 & 19 Confirmation Certificate Masses
September 23 - Early Learning Centre Kindy & Pre Primary Carnival
September 24 - Mercy Day & last day of Term 3 for students
October 11 - Pupil Free Day - Laudato Si - Staff Professional Development
October 12 - Pupil Free Day - MMA - Staff Professional Development
October 13 - First day of Term 4 for students
October 15 - Opening Term Mass & Liwara School Disco
October 19 - 21 - Book Fair
October 20 - School of Thought
December 10 - Last day for students (TBC)
Our Classroom news
Year 6 - Preparing for Confirmation
Written by The Publicity Ministry: In the last few weeks, we have been heavily preparing for everything to do with our Confirmation. It has been interesting, and fun to learn about what will be happening in the next few weeks. We have written an Information Report about the Saint we have chosen to guide us through Confirmation. We have also had our Confirmation workshops where we and our parents found out more about the Mass, the Fruits and Gifts of the Holy Spirit and what will happen when we receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Also coming up, we have our retreat. This is going to be run by the youth group workers, Max and Georgia. We are looking forward to becoming one step closer to God through Confirmation.
The Publicity Ministry.
Book Week - 2021
The Book Week Parade was held on Tuesday 24 August amid much excitement!
Many thanks to Mrs Andrea Rattray who guided and kept the parade moving. Thanks also go to Mrs Andrea Millar who was the narrator for the teachers' performance of the book ‘All Afloat on Noah’s Boat’ by Tony Mitton & Guy Parker-Rees. The staff were dressed in black but then surprised the audience by donning animal masks as they joined Noah (Andrea Shilkin) and Mrs Noah (Gaye Margetic) on the stage. Their animal antics were thoroughly enjoyed by the children, parents and grandparents who attended.
BOOK WEEK IN THE CANTEEN
Following on with the Book Week theme the canteen got into the spirit of the event with 'dinosaur' foods based on the very aptly named book 'How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food' by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague.
The children enjoyed these delightful 'dinosaur foods' during this very special week.
Thank you to Deb & Cathy for helping to make Book Week so special.
After School 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
Wheelchairs for Kids
Liwara Catholic primary School are proud supporters of Wheelchairs for Kids Wangara as they don't just Wheelchairs don’t just provide mobility, they provide lifelong empowerment through access to education, through better health outcomes, through social connections—all those basic building blocks of a life that we take for granted.
Liwara congratulates Wheelchairs For Kids for lifechanging gift of mobility to more than 50,000 children in 90 overseas locations, granting the world’s most vulnerable children a renewed sense of dignity, hope and independence.
Read their latest newsletter 'The Drill' - 2021 THE DRILL MAY - AUG
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Servite College Open Day
Friday September 10, 2021
Marriage Encounter Weekend
Now the children are back at school, why not give yourselves some time together? What better way to celebrate the gift of your unique love than to make time to focus on your Marriage – your most precious asset. Come and join us at a Live-Out Marriage Encounter Weekend on 16-17 October 2021 to be held at Prendiville Catholic College, Ocean Reef. Book online at www.wwme.org.au or contact Brendon and Valerie on 0424 220 625 or email email@example.com
If you would like to receive any more information regarding Worldwide Marriage Encounter please do not hesitate to contact us.
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