Welcome back to Marilyn Day who has returned to the Year Two classroom and to Lisa Wilson who returns to us as an Education Assistant.
On the flip side, however, we farewell Mrs Lisa Monzu, our Bursar who is moving to Holy Rosary Doubleview to take on the same role at her children's school. We will miss Lisa for her outstanding work ethic and her amazing clarity with accounting practices and organisation. It also helped that she is an extremely likeable person and she will be truly missed by the St Kieran Staff and community. Mrs Kathryn Climo has been the successful applicant for the position and will take over the position in a few weeks.
If you have been onsite during this week you will have seen that we have removed the collapsed wall in the grotto outside the current Year Three classrooms. In the removal process, we have discovered that the root system of these trees has infiltrated the drain system and has caused other damage to some of the paving.
The School Board has been monitoring the situation for the past several months and will look at re-imaging this space together with ProjectScape who has done previous work at Adventure and in the Early Child playgrounds.
We will provide the school community more information when we have a plan moving forward.
School Fees for Term Three are now due. If you pay in three instalments, this final payment should be paid before the end of the term. We appreciate that the majority of families either pay in full or via instalments.
Your regular payments ensure that we can meet our financial responsibilities as we are required to budget for our costings, as a large chunk of our federal and state funding is not paid until very late in the school year.
Kindergarten and 3YO Enrolment- Immunisation Requirements
You may have read in the media earlier this week changes to enrolment procedures for Kindergarten that took effect from July 22.
Updates to the Public Health Act 2016 and School Education Act 1999 require that when enrolling a student in Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten programs, parents/carers must provide:
- an Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement, no more than two months old, with a status of ‘up to date’; or
- an AIR Immunisation History Form, no more than six months old, if the child is on a catch-up schedule; or
- a valid immunisation certificate issued or declared by the Chief Health Officer.
This applies to new enrolments from 22 July 2019 and enrolments being processed for the 2020 school year.
Students already enrolled and continuing at the same school for the remainder of 2019 are not affected.
If enrolment of a child attending Kindergarten in 2019 or 2020 has already been finalised, the enrolment is not affected by this change.
Where an application for enrolment has not been accepted and/or finalised, the new immunisation requirements must be met.
If you have a younger child who you will be enrolling in 2020 or afterwards and you are unable to provide the documentation, then you will need to meet with a member of the leadership team to discuss your particular circumstance. There are some exceptions, but these are tightly monitored. If in doubt, then please contact our office and we will assist you.
Cape Street Parking
Earlier today I met, together with representatives from Servite College, and the City of Stirling regarding the issues with illegal parking between the 2 lanes on Cape Street, together with complaints from the residents opposite both schools.
The main issues relate to people parking illegally in both the centre dividing space on Cape Street and those who continue to ignore the clearly labelled parking sign in the bus areas. We have a number of areas where people can legally park near the school. The Church car park and Greenville Reserve are two large parking areas available to park and walk to school to collect children.
Both are a short two-three minute walk from the school and will allow you easy access in and out of the area with a minimum of traffic concerns. If you attempt to park closer to the school, then you will need to expect delays in getting away quickly from this area. We will continue to work with Servite and the City of Stirling in ensuring that this area is safe for children and adults to walk into our school and to exit the areas with a minimum of issues.
Remember that safety, not speed or ease of access is our main consideration.
Parking area locations
TOMORROW Saturday 27th July 2019 from 9.00 am – 12.00 pm.
If you have a spare couple of hours and want to get your children involved in gardening, come along with your shovels and spades.
One of our generous parents, Mr Claude Micale, has offered to help rejuvenate our veggie patch and garden and we are looking forward to a productive day.
We hope to see lots of St Kieran students on the day with their special parent helpers.
Mrs Fulvia Stanford
Catholic Performing Arts Opening Mass
This week Mr Cutrona, Mrs Hart and the Community Pillar Leaders, Grace D'Arcy, Ryan Amoyo, Ariana Catena attended the Opening Mass for the Catholic Performing Arts. This year Catholic Performing Arts celebrates 30 years and to acknowledge this special occasion a mass was held at St Mary's Cathedral by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB on Wednesday 24th July. It was the first time for Grace, Ryan and Ariana to attend a mass at the Cathedral and they were really amazed at the grandeur of the building. We all felt very privileged to represent St Kieran at this special occasion.
First Holy Communion
Last night, all Year 4 students and St Kieran parish students took part in the parent/student. This was well attended, and it was great to see students spending quality time with their parents in their preparation for this special sacrament.
Reconciliation for all Year 4 students will be next Wednesday, 31 July at 9 am at school.
The First Communion Retreat will be held on Thursday, 1st of August in the St Kieran Upper Learning Area. This will be led by 24 Serve Youth Ministry for all Year 4 students and after school sacramental programme students. All students may wear free dress but still bring their recess and lunch as normal.
Woolies Earn and Learn 2019
Thanks to all those who help to collect and count stickers in this years Woolies Earn and Learn. Our school collected a massive 33,146 stickers which were then converted to points. The points were used to purchase new music equipment and decode able readers for our early learning years. They will be delivered to our school sometime in November.
New Sports Equipment
Mr Hort, Natalie Poga and Rocco Macri (Mercy Captains) along with Milana Miceli and Jayden Leone (Francis Captains) have been busy purchasing new sports equipment using the money earned from HBF Run For a Reason and the St Kieran Footy Tipping competition.
Everyone will be very impressed with their purchases, especially the students in the Ciaran Centre with their shiny new scooters!
Thank you for supporting these students to achieve their goal in purchasing new equipment for our school. The St Kieran Family spirit is alive and well!
St Kieran Hero Term 3
Congratulations to Marline Omdurman from Year 4W our new St Kieran Hero!
Marline cares about everyone around her and she is not afraid to help someone.
Marline is kind and helpful. She is a YES person and it's rare for her to say no.
Marline is bold and daring and makes people happy.
Marline is optimistic and always has a smile on her face.
Marline is a friend to all.
Congratulations to Marline on the wonderful example you give to others!
Welcome back! I hope the break was relaxing and everyone`s ready for a great term ahead.
Some news regarding an upcoming seminar about managing childrens' anxiety, relevant for both parents and teachers
The Anxious Kids Seminar Perth
Parenting expert and author, Michael Grose, together with wellbeing expert and author, Dr Jodie Richardson, present their evidence-based approach to managing childrens' anxiety.
Christ Church Grammar School, Claremont
Wednesday 21 August, 7-9 pm
LEAD Awards for Excellence 2019
The LEAD Awards recognise projects and initiatives in CEWA schools that support our vision of providing Christ-centred, engaging learning environments, enabling all students to explore their unique potential.
The People’s Choice Award is a new category for 2019 – to vote for your favourite project, please find the project photo in this album and like or share. The LEAD Award nomination with the most likes, reactions and shares will win the category – and receive $2000 to spend in their school.
St Kieran has a nomination under the Engagement banner for the Ciaran Centre. Please click the below link, go to facebook and vote for our application.