FAITH TRUST RESPECT MERCY
Our Leadership Team
From the Principal's Desk
Dear Parents, Caregivers, Staff and Students,
Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly on Sunday July 25, 2021. He elevated a theme that he has sought to promote since his inauguration homily as Pope in 2013, when he said one of the duties of being a Christian is protecting the elderly. Earlier this year, when he announced the establishment of the special day, Francis said, "The Holy Spirit still stirs up thoughts and words of wisdom in the elderly today. Their voice is precious because it sings the praises of God and safeguards the roots of peoples. They remind us that old age is a gift and that grandparents are the link between generations, passing on the experience of life and faith to the young." We have chosen Friday 13 August to honour our grandparents! A special invitation was sent out to all families this week and we hope to have many of our grandparents attend, beginning at the church for the 9.00am Mass with all our students, followed by a visit to their grandchildren's classrooms and then to the Ahern Centre for a special sit down morning tea. We look forward to spending the morning with some very special people!
In response to some of the feedback and suggestions by parents and caregivers on the recent Community Survey we have connected with three companies offering a varied range of interesting extra curricular activities for the students. Each company has their own: fee schedule paid directly to the individual business, a set day and times for their activity. This will all be included in the information that will be sent out to parents next week. Information for signing students up to participate will be dealt with directly with the businesses. Some of the activities have a minimum or maximum number of participants each week so if you are interested it is best that you sign up as soon as possible. This semester we are looking to offer: 1. Bricks4kids - PrePrimary to Year 6 - "Our programs allow kids to embrace their creativity and build exciting LEGO® models from a series of project kits and proprietary model plans." 2. Music Rocks Australia Year 1 to 6 "Where students experience a range of instruments, with the program built around developing students confidence and providing an opportunity for students to play multiple instruments." - 3. Pro Football Training, PrePrimary to Year 6 - "Each session children will be learning new techniques within the game of football and also finish the school day in a positive manner having been engaged in a fun and positive environment."
To find out more about our school, and to take a walk through to experience all the wonderful facilities we have, we are offering a guided School Tour for all new and prospective parents to take a good look around. If you know of anyone who might be interested please direct them to the school website, as all the information is there on our Home Page.
The Australian Census on 10 August 2021 will provide a snapshot of who Australians are and what is important to us. The census is a key tool that government uses to determine how organisations, schools, church ministries and community groups are prioritised, funded and empowered to best operate in our State. If your faith is important to you or if you identify with Christian values, please use your voice in the Australian census when asked your religion. This is an important opportunity to demonstrate the significance of faith-based families in our West Australian community and will support endeavours to secure equitable access to opportunities and resources.
Mrs Jane Evans has been instrumental in beginning the transformation of the seat in the Year 3 Breezeway to a designated "Buddy Bench" area! Teachers shared some of the following information with their students about the relevance and reasons for the buddy bench. "Just remember, when we fill someone else's Invisible Bucket up, (being kind, caring and thoughtful), we fill our own Bucket too! Be a Good Friend. Ask them to join you in a game, think about how you can help them feel better and have fun! If anyone is feeling a little lonely and wanting someone to play with, if they go and sit on the Buddy Bench soon enough, some kind-hearted friend will come along, sit and talk with them and invite them to play..... or just sit and chat!"
Around this time of the year, we have the opportunity to participate in the Catholic Performing Arts, a wonderful festival that is held every year. This year our choir, under the direction of Mrs Beth Plint, will be participating in the Primary Sacred Choral Music section on Monday 16 August. All choir members' families have been sent the specific information about purchasing tickets along with the venue and times so they are able to attend and enjoy the performances as well. I look forward to seeing some of you there to enjoy the choirs. We have three other schools participating in our section, Holy Cross Junior School in Ellenbrook, Xavier Catholic School in Hilbert and Yidarra Catholic Primary School in Bateman.
You may have noticed a change to our website with our policy page now referring to Catholic Education Western Australia Ltd Policies. The purpose of this is to create clear consistent messaging on one platform with the embedded policy hub being a ‘one stop shop’ for all community members regardless of which Catholic school they attend. This page will continue to contain the most up-to-date policies and executive directives for your easy reference. The inclusion of this page does not in any way affect our current school operations and our school policies will be reviewed and transitioned to school-based procedures in due course.
Wishing you God’s blessings
From The Assistant Principals' Desk
Liwara Term 3 Family Mass
The 9.30am Mass at the All Saints Church this Sunday 8th August is the Liwara Term 3 Family Mass. All Liwara families are invited to attend and be part of this celebration with the Parish community.
Grandparent's Day Mass
We are looking forward to celebrating Mass with our grandparents on Friday 13th August @ 9:00am. Please make sure you have returned your RSVP slip and included the grandchild's class and surname.
Confirmation Commitment Masses
All students receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation later in the term are expected to attend a parish weekend Mass (6pm Saturday or Sunday 7.30am, 9.30am 5.30pm) on the weekend of 7 & 8 August to present themselves as candidates to receive the Sacrament.
Parent and Student workshops for those who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this year are being held in the Ahern Centre on Tuesday 17 August and Thursday 19 August commencing at 6pm. All candidates, with a parent, are expected to attend one of these workshops.
Footsteps Dancing Lessons
Dancing lessons with Footsteps dance company for all students in Years Pre-primary to Year 5 will take place each Thursday this term. A Showcase of dances learnt will be held for parents to attend on Thursday 23rd September, commencing around 1.30pm.
We will celebrate our next Certificate Assembly on Friday 13th August, commencing at 2:30pm in the Ahern Centre.
The Year 1 students will be presenting a Performance Assembly in the Ahern Centre on Friday 20th August commencing at 2.30pm.
Whole School Prayer
Year 5 classes will be leading the school in prayer on Monday 23rd August at 2:40pm in the Church.
The Year 5 classes will be attending the 9am Parish Mass on Monday 9 August.
Week 5 is Science Week. The theme this year is Food: Different by design. All classes will participate in special Science experiments.
August 8 - Family Mass
August 10 - P&F Meeting
August 11 - NAIDOC Celebrations
August 13 - Celebrating Our Grandparents
August 14 - P&F Bogan Bingo
August 24 - Book Week Parade
August 30 - Pupil Free Day
August 31 - Pupil Free Day
September 2 - Father's Day Breakfast
September 14 - Learning Journey
September 17 - Liwara Athletics Carnival
September 23 - Early Learning Centre 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
December 10 - Last day for students (TBC)
Our Classroom news
From Pre Primary
This Term we are exploring our world. We have started off with our Space Theme and we will move onto the globe as a representation of the Earth on which Australia and other familiar countries can be located. We will learn about our homes, our suburbs and our city. We will also be getting our passports ready to take a trip to some countries close to our hearts. We have had so much fun learning about Space and cannot wait to be jetting off around the world.
Book Week - 2021
Theme: Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds
Dates: Term 3: August 21-27
We will spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children's authors and illustrators and our much anticipated Book Week Parade will be held on Tuesday August 24.
Students will need no encouragement to dress up as a favourite book character as they are already sharing their ideas and we just might see Little Red Riding Hood, Spiderman and even Pig the Pug!!
The school staff are busy preparing a 'surprise' for the children after the parade - we hope you will be able to recognise them!
The canteen has been very busy providing healthy and delicious warm lunches and recess items for the students and staff whilst the weather has been a little chilly.
We received some lettuce, parsley and some amazing corn from the school garden, wow we were impressed! Thank you to all the wonderful gardeners.
A big thank you to those parents who have added their names to our volunteer calendar for this term so far. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Deb & Cathy.
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
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
Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and summer school holidays. VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations. They are a great school holiday activity and they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.
Enrol at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim
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