Welcome back to Term 2
Welcome back to all our community members who have returned after the Easter and Anzac day infused break. We hope this time was a relaxing and recharging time for both you and your children.
A special welcome to Miss Paula Gomez who is the Yr 2W teacher during Term Two whilst Mrs Day remains on leave this term.
We also welcome back Mrs Phoebe Behiels who returns from maternity leave to work together in Yr 3W with Mrs Matsen. Welcome back also to Mrs Brennan who has returned after a break during Term One.
During the holiday break, a number of items were worked on through the school, including the annual painting program that is still to be completed and the replacement of the undercover area lights with modern LCD globes, which are both more cost effective and with a much smaller footprint. The builders have almost completed their final list of repairs with some minor painting and touching up to be completed across different locations. A major upgrade of our security monitoring system has also occurred that will assist us with both prevention and identification of unwelcome visitors out of school hours.
Mothers' Day Assembly and Morning Tea
Next Friday morning we will run a Mothers Day themed assembly and afterwards invite all mothers and other female role models to morning tea, provided by the school. To assist us in determining catering could you please fill in the following survey to help us ensure that we cater appropriately.
In 2019, most schools in Western Australia will move to the online version of the test regime. St Kieran is one of the schools that will be using the online testing portal with both Yr 3 and Yr 5 students. For those who are interested, a public demonstration site has been set up for students, staff and parents to experience what the new testing process will look and feel like. If you are interested in looking at the type of questions and how they are delivered then please go to the link below
One major change in the online NAPLAN testing is a feature known as ‘tailored testing’, where the test automatically adapts to a student’s test performance and asks questions that match the student’s achievement level. You can find out more at this at the above site including FAQ’s and a number of PDF’s that give further information on the NAPLAN online process. It is well worth the look, even if your child will not be completing testing in 2019.
Since we moved to an offsite canteen service in 2017 we have requested feedback on the model each year. it is extremely difficult to please everyone when you have a service that caters for such a large and diverse group of people. If you have 5 minutes to provide us with some feedback that we can share with Montellos so we can provide the best possible service to your children and our families.
Attached below are some resources that we have been encouraged to share with our staff and school families. The fact sheet and FAQs from the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) and Catholic School Parents Australia are both accessible and very informative and make the case for the value of Catholic education systems in the national context. This national perspective is an important one as it tries to dispel the myths that exist around school funding for Catholic schools.
Dear Members of the St Kieran Community,
We currently have 86 participants registered in our St Kieran Team for the HBF 2019 Run for a Reason.
Sports Captains, Natalie Poga and Rocco Macri are aiming for a team of 100! Please help us to achieve our goal and win the award for the largest school team. The prize is a $1000 gift card from Rebel Sports which would be very helpful to help boost our sports resources.
Registrations close on May 6th
Thanks to our friends at Posto Matto, we have a $100 voucher to give away to the 100th person who signs up to the St Kieran team. Registrations close on Monday 6th May. We are nearly there. Only 14 registrations before we hit 100!
When registering the password is stkieran.
Click on the link below to start your registration
Thanks for your ongoing support!
Parents, just a reminder that after next week, the students are to be in their full winter uniforms for Terms 2 and 3.
We are aware that Lowes are still awaiting delivery of trousers from their supplier. If your family are waiting for new trousers, it is permissible for your child to wear their sports trousers until stock is available. We will let families know as soon as the stock is in store.
Dear Members of the St Kieran Community,
Woolworths has just launched Earn & Learn, and we're once again joining it. For those parents who aren't aware of the program, if you shop at Woolworths between 1st of May and the 25th of June you can earn stickers. Our school will be collecting these stickers which we'll be able to swap for new school equipment; things like art and craft supplies, sports gear, teaching aids, and more.
So for any parents who shop at Woolworths, please collect those stickers and drop them in to our collection box, which is located in our under cover assembly area.
Thanks for helping out!
Mercedes College is proud to present its 2019 Production of Wicked. Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba.
Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda's unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba's determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Featuring a cast of over 70, this musical is proudly presented by the students of Mercedes College. Coming to the Regal Theatre in Subiaco for 4 performances only, from Friday 2 August. Tickets are available at http://www.ticketek.com.au.