Almighty and all-merciful God,
lover of the human race, healer of all our wounds,
in whom there is no shadow of death,
save us in this time of crisis;
grant wisdom and courage to our leaders;
watch over all health workers as they tend the sick and work for a cure;
stir in us a sense of solidarity beyond all isolation;
if our doors are closed, let our hearts be open.
By the power of your love destroy the virus of fear,
that hope may never die and the light of Easter,
the triumph of life may shine upon us and the whole world.
Through Jesus Christ, the Lord, risen from the dead,
who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
Dear St Kieran Family.
As most people would already be aware, I will be retiring from St Kieran at the end of this term.
Preparing to leave has brought home just how much St Kieran has meant to me, and how greatly I value the over twenty years I have spent working here as a school social work.
It has been a privilege to get to know many students and their families during my time here and to witness so much courage, resilience and dedication in their St Kieran journey. I have very been fortunate to share in some of those steps along the way.
I have also so much appreciated working with St Kieran wonderful, compassionate and professional staff and a great big thank-you to you all. The pastoral care and commitment continually shown to all the students and their families is inspiring and continues to be so much in evidence in these present challenging times.
I would like to welcome Gill Ford as the social worker who will be commencing at St Kieran next term. I know Gill will be a wonderful part of the St Kieran community. As much as I have been looking forward to this new chapter in my life, I know I will greatly miss St Kieran.
It is a strange and stressful world at present but this time will pass. I wish peace and safety to you all.
Hello Families of St Kieran
As you will know, the lovely Penny Storey, who has been a colleague of mine for the past 5 years in Social Workers in Catholic Schools, has retired from St Kieran. I am the lucky new social worker who is looking forward to supporting St Kieran families.
I have worked as a social worker for the past 12 years starting my career working across a number of programs at Anglicare WA. For the past 5 years I have worked in Catholic Primary Schools. This year and last year I have been working in 3 schools over 4 days so have had lots of experience with different families and school settings.
However, my school and education experience is more extensive than that; having qualified and worked as a teacher in my younger years!!
I have an absolute passion for my work and feel privileged to work with such beautiful children and families who trust me with their stories. I am itching to get started at St Kieran in term 2 and will be guided by the principal in making contact with families.
Please feel free to contact me from term 2 via my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning the school. We can talk by phone until we are able to meet in person hopefully sooner than later.
Blessing to you this Easter time.