- Principal News
- St Kieran 2019 Father’s Day Breakfast Appreciation
- St Kieran Connect Meeting Thursday 26 September
- Sausage Sizzle and Footy Colours Day Friday 20th September, 2019
- Book Fair – Week 9
- Sports Day 13 September 2019 - approximate timetable
- Open Night 18 September 2019
- St Kieran Withdrawal Notification
- 3 Year old Kindergarten Program Enrolment 2020
- Year 3 Mum's Night Out
- Thank you from Caritas
- Keyed Up Music after school program in St Kieran
- No Scaredy Cats Parent Course
This week I have had the honour of representing Western Australian Catholic Principals at the Australian Primary Principals national conference in Adelaide with over 400 fellow primary school leaders from across Australia.
The messages across the three days have been about many different areas but the two that have resonated with me have been around student engagement and student need.
The resources currently available around mental health and first aid with Be You, the new amalgamation of several previous child and adult based organisations such as KidsMatters and MidMatters. Be You is a national mental health initiative for educators which aims to promote and protect positive mental health in children and young people in every early learning service and school in Australia. Although the service is targeted at educators and schools there are some great resources for parents at the family site at https://healthyfamilies.beyondblue.org.au that are worth looking through.
During 2019 we have been without a parent group to support the extra curriculum activities outside the normal school scope. There have been a number of reasons for this and as a school, we have looked at how we can provide a platform for all of our community members to become a part of something that both meets the need of our school community and also our parents and guardians at this current time in our school.
Further, in the newsletter, you will find an invite outlining the next steps that we are taking in reimagine the parent connection within our school. We are excited about what the future holds, especially after the amazing parent organised Father’s Day Breakfast organised by Libby De Masi and the Year 4 parents. A very big thank you to those parents who put on such a great day and to all the sponsors that donated items for either the meal or the prizes for the raffle. A more detailed list is included further in the newsletter.
Last week staff followed in the footsteps of the very first Mercy nuns who began the formalised catholic education in Perth 173 years ago.
St Kieran was also founded by the Mercy order 99 years ago and as part of the preparation for our centenary celebration, our staff completed a pilgrimage of Ursula Frayne, one of the first Mercy sisters to arrive in Australia and whose name is memorialised by the k-12 school in Victoria Park of the same name.
Although the Mercy order has few direct connections with our school at the moment, although Sr Elizabeth and Sr Claire are still an important part of our school, it is vital for us as we move forward, understand the tremendous sacrifice and input that was made for our school by the order and how, not only in our centenary year but also beyond, that we both acknowledge and help this history anchor our school to the direction that we will undertake into the future.
This is one of our key drivers taken from our cyclic review and one we will continue to explore with staff, students and our wider community as we use where we have come from to help us work out us to what we need to become next.Read Less
On Friday 30 August 2019, we celebrated the St Kieran Father’s Day breakfast in the Upper Learning Area. Almost 300 dads and kids joined us for a delicious meal of bacon and egg rolls, scrumptious baked goods and yummy fruit generously donated by our local community.
Special thanks must go to our sponsors, Andrew and Lee Young from Eyeconik Optometrists, Silvestro Butchers, Osborne Park IGA, Coolbinia Bombers JFC, Osborne Park Pharmacy, Montello on Main and Michael and Annamarie Lucchese from Precision Laser Systems.
Thanks also to Grace D’Arcy in Year 6 for the great music, our BBQ cooks Darren De Masi, Kim Nastasi and Paul Fazari, and the many parents who baked for and served at the event; Mr Cutrona, Sally Hart, Sacha Doepel, Nadia Vinciguerra, Jacqui Udovich, Salina Lucchese, Di Atkinson, Carolina Dote, Steph Strano, Lisa Buonocore, Lisa-Marie D’Alonzo, Azam Ab, Rosalba Pettina, Deana Macri, Cathy Davids, Maria Miceli, Stella Fowler, Janet Fazari, Tina Fazari, Viv Ricciardello, Sarah Parsons, Ben Hort and Adele Fawcett.
Thank you for making our event such a great success!
Libby De Masi
Dear St Kieran Community,
We would like to formally invite you to our first St Kieran Connect meeting. This group, we believe, will become the peak body of parents in our school and re image parent interaction and connection in our school community.
The first meeting will be held in the Upper Learning Area at 2pm on Thursday 26th September.
The St Kieran Community spirit is alive and well as witnessed at our latest community event, the Father's Day Breakfast. There are so many enthusiastic and willing volunteers who would like play an active part in engaging others to help promote a sense of belonging in our school community.
We believe the direction of St Kieran Connect will be to harness that spirit and to welcome and encourage all to become active members in our school community in whatever way they feel comfortable. We would like to take the opportunity to outline to our school community the direction that we believe will allow for greatest engagement and connectivity between our parents/guardians and our school to achieve the best outcomes for all of our children.
We believe that by providing networking and learning opportunities for all parents and caregivers, we can leverage the outstanding aspects of our extended school community, as we know that research says,
Family-school and community partnerships are re-defining the boundaries and functions of education. They enlarge parental and community capacity; they create conditions in which children learn more effectively. In these ways, they take education beyond the school gates (Family-School and Community Partnerships Bureau, 2009, p. 6).
Please come to support the new direction of parent engagement in our school under the direction of Catholic School Parents WA in whatever way big or small, to help nurture our children to develop and grow in a loving and supportive environment.
St Kieran Leadership Team
A sausage sizzle and Footy Colours Day will be held at lunchtime on Friday 20 September.
The sausage sizzle will cost $3 and the AFL footy colours free dress is a gold coin donation.
Money raised from the event will be donated to Fr Wilson and the Grotto being built in the car park of the parish.
Orders for the sausage sizzle should be returned to the office with the following slip ( See Below) in a sealed envelope with your family name on the outside no later than Tuesday 17 September.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide change so the correct payment is required with each order.
Please note we need the attached sheet to be completed for each child as these will be used for the bag orders.
Please note that families that participated in the footy tipping competition will receive a free sausage sizzle.
Please include your tipping name so it can be compared to our records.
St Kieran 2019 Footy Tipping Comp Team
We will be holding a Book Fair in the Library during Week 9.
The Book Fair will be open from Monday 16th to Thursday 19th September but will close after 2nd lunch that day. It will be open before school, at recess, lunch and after school. Students need to attend with an adult before and after school.
Recess - Open to all students
1st lunch - Years 4, 5 and 6
2nd lunch - Years 1, 2 and 3
On Wednesday morning the 18th September (8:30 am – 9:00 am) we will have an Open Morning where Kindy parents are invited to walk through the school with their child/children to look at the books on display.
The Book Fair will be open during the Open Night … doors open at 4:15 pm.
Each class will walk through the Book Fair throughout the week. Students can make a “wish list “of any books they love. This list will go home so that parents can see the kind of books your child enjoys reading. This is only a wish list and you can decide whether to purchase any books.
If parents cannot attend the Book Fair but wish to purchase books, please fill in the back page of the wish list and return it to me in the Library.
If you wish to donate a book to the school – the staff have chosen some books that they would love to see in the Library. Please check the list you see in the Library and perhaps there will be something there that you could purchase for us.
Dear Parent / Guardian
Below is an approximate guide to times for the sports carnival on the 13th of September 2019.
Please note these times may change slightly on the day.
9.30am - 400m races (yr 4-6)
10am - yr 1+2 sprints
10.30am - 1st team game (Kindy-Yr 6)
10.50am - PP+K sprint
(Kindy return to school)
11.10am - Yr 3+4 sprints
11.30am -2nd team game (PP - Yr 6)
11.50am -Yr 5+6 sprint
12.10pm - 3rd team game (PP - Yr 6)
12.30pm - Lunch (PP return to school)
1pm - 200m races (yr 3-6)
1.30pm - Yr 1+2 relay novelty
1.45pm - Relays (yr3-6)
2.15pm - pack up and back to school
Open Night 18 September 2019 4.15-7.15pm
Schedule for the upcoming Open Night.
4:15 - Gates Open
4:30 - Classrooms Open and the choir will perform in the undercover area
5:00 - Official Opening
5:30 - Students will move to their classroom and get ready for the Dance Performance
5.35 - Dance Performance begins (this includes our Kindys - Year 6, more information to follow from your class teacher)
6:40 - Dance performance concludes
6:40 - Classrooms Open for final viewing and collection of students to go home
7:15 - Gates Close
***Book Fair*** The Library will be open at the same time as the classrooms,
books available for purchase on the night.
***Sausage Sizzle*** Sausage sizzle available to the first 500 to arrive.
We hope to see you all there.
St Kieran parents, to assist with our 2020 enrolments, can you please notify the school this term if your child has been accepted to another school. Your early notification allows us to contact parents on our waiting list to fill your child's vacancy.
The St Kieran fee policy requires parents/guardians to give the school a one-term notice if not returning to St Kieran.
St Kieran 3 Year Kindergarten program 2020 interview process are currently being completed.
If your child was born between 1/7/16 - 30/6/17 your child will be eligible for the 3 Year Kindy Program 2020. To avoid disappointment please ensure you have lodged an enrolment application.
Check the St Kieran website under enrolment information or contact the office on 63832600.
To all the Year 3 Mums old & new... please come and join us for a catch up. Friday 18th October from 7:30pm at Market Grounds - 10 Telethon Ave Perth. Please contact Annamarie Lucchese (0410 646 014) if you have any questions.
Caritas Australia would like to thank you all for your generous support of Project Compassion 2019. The total donation by the school was $1,816.44. Your generosity has made it possible for Caritas Australia to empower individuals and communities through education and training and transform their future.
Deacon Paul Reid
Diocesan Director - Archdiocese of Perth
In Term 4, Keyed Up Music is running after school Keyboard and Guitar Lessons at St Kieran Catholic Primary School.
Prices are per lesson, Keyboard starts at $17.55 for a group of 4 and Guitar starts at $18.10 for a group of 3.
To enrol go to www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form or for more information please contact Therese 1300 366 243
NO SCAREDY CATS PARENT COURSE – Promoting anti-fragile thinking skills in 4-12 year old children.
2 dates available at our scheduled courses but we also offer this In House if you would like us to present it at your school.
Mon 28th Oct, 4th & 11th Nov, 7-9pm
Tue 25th Nov, 2nd & 9th Dec, 7-9pm.
PARENTS WILL LEARN
- An overview of how a well-honed theory of parenting (what you need to repeatedly do) can assist parents to manage children’s worries.
- Coverage of how some misguided policies are making parents and children more anxious.
- The brain, including how the pre-frontal middle cortex and the amygdala operate, and where fear and anxiety originates.
- Commonly misused phrases and cognitive distortions used by children and their peers.
- A helicopter view of what risks we can allow and which require us to keep children safe.
- ‘Traps and trip wires’: what to do when a child’s amygdala starts to play-up.
- Memorable strengthening sayings, questioning strategies and mindfulness exercises.
Please get in touch if you have any questions.
P: (08) 9285 8100
PO Box 1431, WEST LEEDERVILLE WA 6901
352D Cambridge St (Entrance off Simper St), WEMBLEY WA 6014