St Kieran Newsletter Week 4 - 26 February 2021
ST KIERAN NEWS
200 YEARS - FAITH IN THE FUTURE OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION IN AUSTRALIA
Almighty and all-loving God,
with gratitude for the endeavours of Catholic education in the past,
with confidence in our Catholic pre-schools, schools and universities today, and with faith in their continuing contribution in the future,
we celebrate 200 years of Catholic education in this Great South Land.
As our Heavenly Father,
we thank you for your providential care for your children in this land in inspiring priests, religious and lay people
to found and staff our schools in ages past.
Through them the Good News of your Son was brought to the young even in colonial times – and ever since.
As Christ the Teacher,
you grace the staff and leaders of Catholic education today. As they build on the achievements of their predecessors direct them in their present efforts
to ensure that every young Australian has the opportunity for an excellent education and formation in faith.
As our Inspiring Spirit,
you lead us into the future.
In the century ahead grant those teaching and learning in our schools,
those planning and leading,
and the families and community that entrust their young people to us,
a love of learning and a willingness to be the face of Christ
in the world of tomorrow.
Pour out your abundant blessings upon all involved in the ministry of Catholic education.
Our Lady of the Southern Cross – pray for us.
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Patron of Catholic Education in Australia – pray for us.
100 Year Celebrations
Last weekend current and former staff from St Kieran had a formal reunion as part of the Centenary celebrations for St Kieran. There were about 100 people attending , with the earliest staff from 1978. There was a lot of reminiscing, sharing of stories, smiles and laughter. We look forward to seeing many who were there at the school community celebrations on the 21st March.
And wait, there is more….. As part of the upcoming school Centenary Celebrations on Sunday 21st March, we would like some of our children from years three to six to be part of a choir to sing at the Centenary Mass and then at the official ceremony at the school immediately afterwards. Mrs Brown will speak to the children over the next week to explain and see who are interested. They will need parental permission to participate as parents will be required to attend with their children. It will be a very special day. The Mass starts at 11.00am and the formal part of the celebration will conclude with the children singing at about 12.30pm.
A reminder that we are Allergy Aware at St Kieran, we have many of our families that rely on our vigilance, which means we all need to be mindful of the following life threatening allergic reactions at the school.
Below is a list of allergies we are aware of:
- All nuts
- Eggs (raw or cooked), meringues
- Kiwi fruit, bananas, figs
- Mosquito bites
- Insect repellents
- Honey and Bee venom
Well done to all the Year 4 to 6 students who participated in the St Kieran Swimming Carnival on Thursday. This was a very enjoyable day and it was fantastic to see all the students giving the races their best personal effort. Well done to Frayne for winning the carnival on the day.
Year 4 Winners Madeline Townsend and Jordan Bannister
Year 4 Runner Up Isabella Bali and Julian Costarella
Year 5 Winners Isabella Lim and Mitchell Potter
Year 5 Runner Up Alanah Mackey and Zavier Rose
Year 6 Winners Marija Beverley, Kaitlin Rayworth and Joshua Parsons
Year 6 Runner Up Lucas Knox-Bishop
I would also like to thank Mr Hort for all his work behind the scenes and the support and assistance of the staff. To our parent helpers on the day - thank you, carnivals cannot go ahead unless we have the support of volunteers.
Drop off and Pick Up reminders
In the morning, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE KINDY / PP AREA BEFORE 8.20am, this area is not supervised. If your child is at school earlier, then please wait in the undercover area where supervision is provided.
Children are NOT TO PLAY ON ANY PLAY EQUIPMENT BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL. Play equipment is not supervised at these times and as a matter of safety we ask students to sit in the undercover area before school and leave school grounds immediately at the end of the day.
Tyler Street gates are to be used as the only pedestrian access before and after school. Pedestrians are not to use the Morgans Street gate as it can be dangerous with the car drop off and pick up. Students should not be dropped off on Tyler Street in front of the school gates, parents must use the drive through on Morgans Street for drop offs.
The drive through area does not open till 8.10am. Parents are asked not to enter this area and park in the driveway prior to 8.10am, as staff cannot enter to park their car.
Pre Primary - Year 6 parents - a reminder that gates open at 8.10am, classroom doors open at 8.20am and official teaching time begins at 8.35am. If students arrive after 8.35am they are officially classified as late and must enter via the school office to sign in. Morgan Street gate will close at 8.35am for this reason, so please endeavour to get children here on time.
Sacramental Enrolments and Parent Child Workshops
Thank you to those parents who have returned their child's Sacramental Enrolment paper work. If you have not done so and wish for your child to receive a Sacrament this year, please send in the enrolment form and payment to the class teacher. Please be aware that some sessions for the Parent Child Workshops may change dates or times due to enrolment numbers and COVID restrictions. When dates and times are confirmed we will inform parents immediately.
St Kieran Day and Mass
Next Friday 5th March the school will celebrate the Feast of Saint Kieran. We will begin the day with Mass at 9am for Year 1-6. Due to COVID restrictions and church capacity numbers, families cannot attend this mass. Students will celebrate the day by participating in activities in class that celebrate St Kieran and the school's Centenary Celebrations.
SWIMMING CARNIVAL REPORT BY FACTION CAPTAINS
Hi, this is Sofia and Marija and we are your 2021 Frayne faction captains. We would like to say a big Thank you to Mr Hort for organising and planning this year’s swimming carnival. Thank you to all the parents who helped out throughout the day and thanks to all the parent helpers who helped run the day. Thanks also to all the parents who came and cheered us on. Good job to everyone who participated in the day, you were all amazing. Even if you didn’t get a ribbon you still tried your best and did very well, good job everyone!!
Last but not least GO FRAYNE!!!
ST KIERAN PHOTO DAY ONLINE ORDERING
St Kieran Catholic Primary School
SCHOOL PHOTOS INFORMATION
Our School Photos will be taken on:
Tuesday 9th March 2021
Wednesday 10th March 2021
Thursday 11th March 2021
Class Photos/Portraits: Every Student will have their photo taken, whether they are purchasing photos or not. • The school has chosen to use the online ordering system. Your child will be given an online ordering instruction slip and a unique student shootkey. • Log onto www.msp.com.au and follow the prompts to place your order. • If you lose your shootkey the school reception will have a copy to quote back to you. • The expiry date for online ordering is the 17.03.2021 Any orders received after this date will incur a $30.00 archive fee. You can email your order request through to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office on 08 9240 8000
Family Photos: • Envelopes can be obtained from Administration. • Family photos are taken each morning before school. • Please ensure that your family envelope and payment are handed to the Photographers on photo day. • If you do not have the correct money we will provide any change needed when photos are delivered to school. • Family photos cannot be ordered online. • Once school has received photos, family photos will remain at reception for parents to collect.
Please Note: Individuals and Family Photos are not available to view online
ST KIERAN CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL KINDERGARTEN ENROLMENT 2022
St Kieran Kindergarten 2022 interview process will be taking place in March.
If your child was born between 1/7/17-30/6/18 your child will be eligible for Kindy 2022.
Check St Kieran website for information www.st.kieran.wa.edu.au or email
To avoid disappointment please ensure you have lodged an enrolment application.
St Kieran CPS
SECOND HAND UNIFORMS
Located in the Quad Assembly area. Please come and check it out either before or after school.
Gold coin donation. Please do not contact Admin re second hand uniforms as you will need to come in and check yourself.