National Reconciliation Week (NRW)
The 2019 NRW theme is Grounded in Truth - Walk Together with Courage
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.
We have celebrated this week with a liturgy in the undercover area with each child contributing to the Sea of Hands displayed in the school grounds and our staff constructing the wonderful display in the front office. Why a sea of hands of different colours? The hands symbolise community support for RECONCILIATION, RIGHTS and RESPECT. By planting a sea of hands is an act of recognition – of identities, cultures and history. These are messages that are the very core of our Catholic faith and are important teaching points that have been explored during the week.
The short video below expands on the NRW 2019 theme- It is short but powerful in its message and worth the 60 seconds of your time.
Semester One Reports
Staff are currently completing reports for students in Pre Primary for Year Six and we are aiming to release these to parents by Friday of Week 9 to allow parents the opportunity to discuss reports with staff during Week 10. We will resend login details for all parents over the next few weeks to ensure any login issues are ironed out before reports are released.
Welcome Brad Gaynor
Yesterday the Australian Catholic Primary Principal President Brad Gaynor visited our school on a very busy day of school visits and meetings. Brad has been president of the association since 2017 and I serve as one of his deputies on the national body. We visited several classes during the brief visit and like many of our visitors, Brad commented about the wonderful sense of belonging that he felt during his time in our school.
WAAPA at ECU is offering an exciting performing arts program for children and young people in years 1 to 12, these July school holidays. The Winter School includes classes in drama, acting, screen acting, film making and musical theatre. For information about the many courses on offer please visit Winter School or contact Gabrielle Metcalf at firstname.lastname@example.org or 9370 6775.
Our school celebrates diversity and inclusivity and as we near the Centenary Celebrations next year, we are looking for willing families to participate in a small video to highlight one hundred years strong!
If you currently have children at St Kieran, you are yourself a previous student, perhaps also grandparents and great-grandparents, we would love for you to be involved!
Please send an Expression of Interest Email, Centenary Video and we will be in touch!
Behaviour Tonics have recently produced a short video of Brad Williams explaining to parents how our school wide approach of 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching benefits all children in our school.
The City of Stirling are pleased to advise that they are consulting with the community to find out what type of support Council could provide to help residents save energy at home.
The consultation has opened online and the Stirling Council have three workshops starting in early June.
The community consultation will help the City to develop a Community Energy Plan (the Plan).
The Plan aims to support residents to take charge of their energy consumption, become more energy efficient and use more renewable power at home.
Residents are invited to join the conversation about energy use at home through an online survey and / or by attending one of three workshops:
Tuesday 4 June *
10am to 12pm
Tuesday 11 June
6pm to 8pm
Saturday 15 June
10am to 12pm
Please visit yoursay.stirling.wa.gov.au/energyplan for more information. Be sure to have your say before 17 June 2019 when the consultation period closes.
Looking for work or a career change?
Can you see yourself working in a school?
Schools are regularly hiring people for the following roles:
- Gardener, cleaner, administration, management, canteen or as education assistants.
Starting in July 2019, North Metropolitan TAFE are running a one semester course on the skills required to be a successful candidate for employment in a school. The course aids in preparation for entry into gardening, cleaning, administration, management, canteen and education assistant work.
We have had huge success supporting people to find work and the chances of gaining employment are strong. This course is suitable for existing gardeners, cleaners, administrators etc., and people looking to change career or people looking for work.
The course includes:
- Training in skills specific to the role you are interested in e.g. gardening,cleaning and IT skills
- Work experience in a school or other organisation
- Help and support to find work
- Help accessing further training as required e.g. Certificate III in Education Support
- Development of your job application cover letter, resume and help with selection criteria
- Strong work ethic
- Good oral and written communication
- Must be able to read procedures, safety sheets and chemical bottles
- Successful completion of an entry interview
- Working With Children Check and a Police Clearance
- 3 days per week - Starts Tuesday 23rd July finishes Friday 13th December (20 weeks)
- Days - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:15 until 2:45
- Cost – Approximately $180 (total course fee for full 20 weeks)
- Location - based in Leederville and on site
If you would be interested in this course then please email:
Disclaimer: North Metropolitan TAFE does not guarantee work after completing this course. This course supports you to find work. The course is run by North Metropolitan TAFE (RTO code: 52786) and is not endorsed by any authority or government department.