Thank you to the wonderful and large number of parents and guardians who attended our open evening on Wednesday. The night also gave us the opportunity to publically thank the State Government for the generous grant of $1.1M to assist the school in ensuring we have classrooms for our children that are flexible to meet their needs. Below I have included my thank you list as it is important to acknowledge a number of people in the complete project.
I have the very pleasant and final part of tonight’s official ceremony, to thank everyone who has contributed to the success of the Stage 7 Build.
Firstly, to our local parliamentarian David Michael MLA for Balcatta. Thank you for finding time in your busy parliamentary sitting schedule and for being a very big part of securing the funding for the building program. Please pass onto the Premier and Minister for Education our sincerest thanks and gratitude for providing our school with this amazing opportunity to refurbish our existing classrooms and build a new classroom that allows our school to be fully self-contained.
To Sally Matthews and Mathew Omodei our architects who have designed something that will serve the school community for many years to come. Your insight, imagination and eye for detail have been first class, as have your problem-solving skills working with such a difficult refurbishment. We appreciate your time and expertise.
To Ross Leighton owner of Metrocon and Grant Shirley, the foreman for the project. Your ability to deal with many obstacles and still complete the project on time demonstrate a willingness to do whatever was needed to get the job done. Grant, you certainly epitomise the hard-working foreman that we all hope we get to work with on such a building project.
To Peter Yensch, who is here representing Catholic Education WA, can you pass on our thanks to the many staff in the Catholic Education office who played their part in ensuring the project was a great success, especially Suzie Richards who worked with the school on the majority of the project before taking maternity leave.
To Gary McAllister our school board rep whose knowledge and feedback was invaluable as part of the school building team. Your assistance has been greatly appreciated.
Thank you to Servite College and their Principal Jeff Allen on your willingness to support and accommodate us during the build and especially in assisting us in the creation of the new entrance from our drop offline that we now share with Servite.
Finally, my sincere thanks to all staff, students and parents who put up with the inconvenience of the build in such a tight and confined space. A special thank you to the three assistant principals who were part of the project; Andrea Woodgate, Sally Hart and Sacha Doepel who supported me during the many difficulties of the build.
Have a great weekend.
A massive thank you to the Francis Faction Captains, Milana Miceli and Jayden Leone for the very successful sauasage sizzle and Footy Colours day!
Everyone had a fun day dressing in their favourite footy colours and really enjoyed filling their tummies with the yummy sausage in a bun for lunch.
We would also like to offer our sincere thanks to Maria and Greg Miceli, Melissa and Joe Leone and Salina Lucchese for supporting the students and cooking all the sausages on the day.
A special mention to La Pagnotta in Malaga for donating the bread rolls and thanks to Maria Miceli for organising this and collating all the orders for the day!
Occasions like this don't happen without your support!
We would like to thank all those who attended our very successful 2019 Open Night.
Congratulations to all our students on a sensational night of Singing, Dance and display of their outstanding work in their classrooms.
A special thanks to Miss Meagan Baronas from 'Make a Move' in instructing students to present their talents in such a creative way.
Every student shone on the night and should be very proud of their efforts.
The Junior and Senior Choir also highlighted on the night. In a very short time, under the guidance of our new talented music teacher, Mrs Anita Johnson, the choirs prepared and sang their pieces from the Catholic Performing Arts Festival.
Congratulations on an outstanding performance. Look out Mrs Johnson, we have students lining up to join the choir!
A massive thank you to Bakers Delight of The Mez in Mt Hawthorn for donating all the bread for our sausage sizzle on the night.
Next Friday, 27th September is Mercy Day at St Kieran. All students may come to school in FREE DRESS for a gold coin donation.
On this day, we celebrate the works of the Sisters of Mercy.
In early February 1920, the Sisters of Mercy established a Church School in the St Kieran Parish. Sr M. Mechtilde and Sr. Emmanuel McMahon were the first two Sisters to come to Osborne Park and opened St Kieran Catholic Primary with sixteen students.
Next year we will be celebrating 100 Years since this auspicious occasion.
On Friday, we will start the day of celebrations with Mass at 9am at the St Kieran Church.
At 11:15am we will be holding a mini fete in the school grounds until 12:30pm.
All money raised on the day will be donated to Sr Elizabeth to put towards the works of the Sisters of Mercy.
We will then be having a shared lunch. All parents are very welcome to join us for the mini fete and shared lunch.
We ask that you please enter through the main gates at Tyler Street and sign in at Sign-in desk which will be manned by someone from the leadership team.
We are looking forward to another special event that celebrates our St Kieran Family.
Sally Hart and Sacha Doepel
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
Ten Pin Bowling
Recently a number of our St Kieran students participated in some after school Ten Pin Bowling sessions both at school and at Zone Bowling in Morley.
If anyone would like some more details about how they can get their child/children involved in bowling I have some information and flyers I can give you. Just email me email@example.com if interested.
Thank you to everyone who came to support the students at Friday's carnival. An extra big thank you to the parents who Kindly volunteered their time to assist at the finish line, your help is greatly appreciated.
Congratulations to all students who participated in such great spirit throughout the day. Well done to Mercy who won this years carnival. Also well done the to following students who won individual awards.
Henry Townsend - Champion Boy
Lucas Knox Bishop - Runner up Champion Boy
Jacob Ciavalini - Runner up Champion Boy
Sofia Fazari - Champion Girl
Sophie De Masi -Runner up Champion Girl
Gabriella St Mart - Runner up Champion Girl
Zac Murphy - Champion Boy
Thomas Gurr - Runner up Champion Boy
Caris Barnett - Champion Girl
Faith Amule - Runner up Champion Girl
Sebastian Di Cesare - Champion Boy
Braydon Nicolaou - Champion Boy
Nicole Sacrini Kapran Dos Santos - Champion Girl
Olivia Mackey - Runner up Champion Girl
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.