- Changes to entry and exit procedures at St Kieran
- REMINDER OF SCHOOL OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES
- Principal News
- Assistant Principal Notice
- Carols in the Quad 2019
- Vacation Care Program
- Library News - Library book returns
- St Kieran Parish Children’s Christmas Mass
- Piano Tuition at St Kieran 2020
- KEYED UP MUSIC AT ST KIERAN
- Victoria Quay Christmas Carnival - Saturday 7 December 2019 - Free Event
Work will commence on Monday 19 November 2019 on the renovations at Servite College that will necessitate the gate between Servite and St Kieran being closed for at least until mid-2020. This will result in only the middle gates being available to drop off only! This is slightly different advice that was given earlier as we have had to remove the option to use the Morgans Street gates for walk in pick ups. This area will still be the drive-through pick up area each afternoon.
The preferred entry for everyone else will be the Tyler Street gates only. We have painted a Yellow No Standing area opposite the gate to allow pedestrian access in the mornings. In the afternoon, due to the sheer volume of students, you MUST use the Tyler Street gates to pick up your children. I understand that this may require you walking slightly further, but for the safety of everyone, this rule must be followed. Please expect that if you attempt to enter via the Morgans Street gates during pickup that you will be redirected by staff.
I understand that this will cause inconvenience for some people and I request your patience and understanding during this time. I also request your vigilance in ensuring that you do everything possible to keep all children safe whilst this work is in progress.
Reminder to all parents and carers that the school gates open at 8am in the morning and closes at 3.30pm after school finishes Monday to Friday. Parents have a duty of care to ensure that children are not dropped off before school gates open at 8am (35 minutes before school starts) and ensure that they are collected before the gates close at 3.30pm.
The school is not ready to attend to children being dropped of before 8am. It is your duty of care to not put children in any danger of being dropped off unsupervised.
Our school always makes sure that duty of care is maintained, BUT if children turn up before 8am you are putting them in risk of danger.
Dear Parents and Guardians
On Tuesday night the annual General Meeting of the school board was conducted. The reports of the Board Chair Chelsea Lim and the Treasurer Sam Wijethunga were presented at the meeting.
A breakdown of the 2020 school budget was presented and a small 2% increase to fees was passed. The increase has been made necessary with the loss of a percentage of State Government funds which have affected all Catholic schools. We have attempted to construct a budget that meets the needs of our school community both in service and cost.
This is the first increase since 2018 and the board was mindful that any increase, especially in this current environment may cause difficulties. The amount is approximately $2 per week than 2019 with a more detailed breakdown provided below.
The board also held the election for three new members. Gary McAllister was reelected, with Paola Marsden and Georgie Ellie the other two members elected to the position for the next two years. Bernie Parsons chose not to re-stand for a position and Sam Wijethunga completed his twelve-month secondment to the board. We thank both of the retiring members for their service to the school and their willingness to take part in the work of the school board.
Reports will be released before the start of Week 9, the last week of term. This will allow parents to follow up with staff if any further clarification is required.
Classes for 2020, including teachers for next year will be announced at the beginning of Week 9, the last week of school for students. Ms Loretto Brennan will not be returning next year after a number of years at our school. We truly appreciate her wonderful caring nature and willingness to do whatever is needed for the children in her care. She truly demonstrates how she makes Jesus real in the interactions that she has with children and adults each day in our school. Mrs Penny Storey has also informed me that after a long career in supporting students in our school as our social worker, that she will be retiring towards the end of Term 1 2020. We will commence the process at the beginning of the new school year to find a replacement, which will certainly be difficult.
Have a great weekend!
If new families would like to book their children into vacation care, please return the booking form to me (in email or drop it off at the office – 232 Cape St, Tuart Hill between 9-5pm) along with a completed enrolment form and direct debit form (attached). I will also need a copy of the child’s birth certificate and immunisation form. Without all of these documents I cannot put them on our system to make a booking.
St Kieran’s families have until Wednesday 4th December to return these forms to secure a booking. After Wednesday 4th, I will be sending the program to all other families who attend one of my before/after school cares.
Please note, the children who attend vacation care must have started school already. Unfortunately we cannot take Kindy’s who will start school in February 2020.
Mulberry Tree Child Care and Kindy
OSHC Kids Club Coordinator
232 Cape Street
TUART HILL WA 6060
Ph: 9345 2211
Once again it is the time of the year when I ask you to check your child’s bag, bookshelf and bedroom for any library books. It is important that each book is returned so that a stocktake can be completed and the Library readied for next year.
We are celebrating the birth of Jesus with a Children’s Christmas Mass at 6pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019.
Children of all ages are welcome to participate.
Practices are to be held at the Parish Church from 9:30am – 10:30am on Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Monday 23rd December.
For any enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 0411 309 266 or Ruby Wijethunga 0433 636 476
Enrolments are now being taken for Piano Tuition being held at St Kieran by a registered teacher with over 20 years experience.
Lessons are conducted on an individual basis throughout the school term and are alternated every week so that same class lessons will not be affected each week
It is most important that you have either a piano or keyboard to practice on.
For further details or to enrol please contact Priscilla Smith on 0414 418 568.
Limited places are available so book in early to avoid disappointment.
Get into the Christmas spirit at Fremantle’s premier dockside location, Victoria Quay on Saturday 7 December at the new and free family Christmas Carnival from 3-9pm.
This fun-packed carnival of rides, live music, food and family-friendly entertainment is part of the Quay to Summer program that runs through until March.
Kids will enjoy an Elf Show, skate workshops, face painting, giant bubbles and, of course, a visit from Santa himself, while big kids can grab a bite to eat from a selection of food trucks, browse market stalls, groove along to the sounds of WA Samba and take in great roving performances ‑ all set against the stunning backdrop of the working port.
“We are delighted to be able to bring the magic of Christmas to Victoria Quay in this new Quay to Summer event, which is free for everyone,” said Fremantle Ports CEO Chris Leatt-Hayter.
“It’s a fun way to invite the community to come along and discover Victoria Quay and all of its unique aspects,” he said.
The Quay to Summer program of events at Victoria Quay is now on and our major Victoria Quay Christmas Carnival, is on 7 December, 3-9pm.
Free family-friendly event featuring carnival rides, live music, food and roving entertainers.
When did you last see Victoria Quay? Check the website for full program details and more information about its rich history www.victoriaquay.com.au
Please pass this information on to your students and their parents and encourage them to attend.
Please contact my colleague, Teresa Searle, Waterfront Project Officer at Fremantle Ports, on 9430 3373 or via email: email@example.com if you require any further information.