- Principal News
- Merit Awards - Week 3 Term 3
- National Primary Principal Appreciation Day!!!
- Withdrawal Notice Term 3 deadline
- UPCOMING DATES
- Pick Up Procedures Term 3 Update
- Book Week - Curious Creatures, Wild Minds
- 3 Year Old Kindy 2021 Interviews
- St Kieran Catholic Primary School Kindergarten 2021
- St Kieran Netball Teams Raffle
- Packed with Goodness Webinar
- Relationships Australia - Parenting Courses Term 3 2020
At the Kieran Connect meeting held on Tuesday evening, a decision was made regarding not holding the Father's Day breakfast this year. The main issue around this decision was the current restriction a number of adults allowed on the school site. It was felt that for the remainder of this year that any event that is held will focus on the children, specifically with an event planned for the beginning of Term Four all children from Kindergarten to Year Six.
During this week and next, we will be conducting around four hundred parent-teacher meetings, the majority of these are either via phone or via a video call using Microsoft teams. We appreciate the willingness of parents to utilise these resources to touch base with their children's teachers to discuss their child's progress and hope we can continue to use these options into the future.
Today the school officially moved to the new Administration of School system (AOS). Parents will soon receive advice regarding updated billing information, new logins for Seqta engage and children will receive a new code to use when they enter later or leave early. Administration staff have spent the last eight weeks preparing for this changeover and will now spend the next couple of weeks insuring that all, data has transferred is correct and verified. They have done an amazing job ensuring that all aspects of the transfer have occurred so smoothly, especially considering that they have also been completing normal daily duties also.
At the recent Board and Kieran Connect meetings, I raised a discussion regarding our current uniform. Below you will find a short survey that we would appreciate you complete to help us better understand particular aspects around our school uniform. This survey will remain open for the next two weeks.
We are also seeking parents who would be willing to review the current Uniform Policy. The last review was undertaken in 2016 and focussed on removing and introducing new items. This review will need to focus on the suitability of the expectations around the uniform policy and if the current ones are still acceptable or need changing or even removal as some aspects may no longer be relevant or perhaps even fair in our current climate. If you are willing to be part of this group then email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and availability to meet (either daytime only, nighttime only or anytime).
Have a great weekend.
We all know how hard Mr Cutrona works for our school - students, parents and staff, especially this year. He has given so much to us and our community and we thank him and think this is a great opportunity to tell him!!!
To assist with our 2021 enrolments, can you please notify the school this term if your child has been accepted at another school.
St Kieran fee policy requires parents/guardians to give the school a terms notice if not returning to St Kieran.
Please email email@example.com
Your assistance is very much appreciated.
St Kieran Catholic Primary School
13/08/20 Centenary Meeting 5pm
14/08/20 Assumption of Mary Mass
15/08/20 Confirmation Commitment Mass
16/08/20 Confirmation Commitment Mass
20/08/20 Year 6 Carnival - All Day - Kingsway
21/08/20 Student Free Day
24/08/20 Student Free Day
25/08/20 Book week - Theme is "Curious Creatures, Wild Minds"
28/08/20 Book Week Parade
Dear St Kieran parents
Thank you for your ongoing support during these current difficult times, especially around the dropping off and picking up of students at the beginning and end of each day. I would like to clarify a few things regarding pick up as the drop off procedures seem to be working effectively at the moment.
Walking and picking your child up
Please drop off outside the Ciaran Centre (Tyler Street gate entry) Do not enter the pickup line as this has the potential to be dangerous, with children crossing the driveway. It adds extra children to an area that is close to capacity and it also slows the pickup line down. This is the safest option for any parent picking up their child while on foot.
Children who are to be picked up by parents who have parked and are walking should do so through the Tyler St gates from 3:00pm to 3:15pm. These children will be waiting outside the Ciaran Centre. If you have not already done so, can you please advise the office in writing at that you will be collecting your children via the walk-in option,this will ensure your children are waiting in the correct location.
Please remember that parking out the front of the school is specifically for families for students with a disability so please find suitable alternative arrangements.
Drive through pickup line (Morgan Street)
Parents who are using the pickup line on Morgans Street, need to display your name tag supplied by the office. This significantly speeds up the process of knowing who to call next. If the name tag can be held up or displayed in the windscreen when in the pick up line, you will be assisting the speediness of this process. Please ensure you inform other family members or friends who do pick up. If you have misplaced your name tag, you can always make your own.
Ensure that you join the pick up line along Tyler Street Only. Turning right into the pickup line on Morgan St causes those waiting to be disgruntled as someone else has jumped in ahead of them.
Don’t use mobile phones in the pickup line. This request is self-explanatory.
Don’t come too early! The first student is being placed into a vehicle at 3pm to the last student at 3:30pm. During these 30 minutes, we are moving over 240 students and can only deal with approximately six cars at a time so patience and choosing the right time to attend pick up is key.
Keep entries and driveways to private property clear and follow staff directions.
The following continue to apply:
Kindergarten will continue to be dropped off via drive through in the Morgans Street Line each morning from 8.20am - 8:50am each morning. Late arrivals will need to come through the front office. Kindergarten pickup to continue from 2:30pm - 2:50pm each Wednesday - Friday. Those who have made alternative arrangements will continue unless you notify us otherwise.
New procedure for 3YO Kindy program will continue, Entry and Exit via the Cape Street Gates.
Students with a disability will continue to park at the front of the school (Tyler Street) and drop off at the Ciaran Centre. Afternoon pickup will remain the same.
If you are picking up your child early from school for an appointment at the end of the day, you will need to do so before 2:15 pm. Please advise the admin office prior to ensure that your child is waiting for you. This is due to the lack of parking availability around the school at this time.
These processes will continue while we remain in Phase 4 Restrictions. Once these have been lifted, we will revise the procedures to outline the options available to parents.
Peter Cutrona | Principal
Each year we celebrate books during Book Week. This year the St Kieran Book Week will be held during Week 6 from Tuesday August 25th to Friday August 28th but will look a little different from usual.
We will have quizzes, a Book Fair and a dress-up day, lots of book readings and activities in smaller groups (keeping within government COVID restrictions)
Each year level will have their own quiz. Dress-up day will be Friday August 28th and the Book Fair will run from Tuesday August 25th to Thursday 27th.
Unless the rules change there will be no parents allowed in the library during the Book Fair. However, we plan to put photos of each bookcase on Seesaw to allow you to browse through the Fair at home.
Each class will have the chance to look around the Fair on Tuesday August 25th and fill out a Wish List. These will go home so that you can see what your child would like. If you would like to purchase any or all these items, please send either cash or credit card details which can be found on the back of the wish list. Of course, students may bring their own money as the book fair will be open at recess and lunchtime each day. As well as books there are pencils, rubbers, posters, and other items to buy. The Fair will always have an adult present with some Year 6 helpers to assist students who wish to purchase items.
St Kieran 3year old Kindergarten program 2021 interview process will be taking place in the next few weeks.
If your child was born between 1/7/17 - 30/6/18 your child will be eligible for 3year old Kindergarten program.
To avoid disappointment please ensure you have lodged an enrolment application.
Check St Kieran website for information www.st.kieran.wa.edu.au or contact the office 63832600
As our netball season has been cut short due to Covid-19 and bearing in mind that some families finances have been affected, we won't have as much money in the kitty as we usually do each year for trophies and end of season wind up.The St Kieran teams have been registered for this year's Netball Community Raffle as it is a fundraising opportunity to raise a bit of money for our club which can go to our trophies and end of season windup.Tickets are available to purchase and 60% of the proceeds get returned to our club. There are some great prizes up for grabs as well! Find attached the link for more information:
Netball WA is pleased to announce the Netball Community Raffle is back for 2020, thanks to Nissan, Flight Centre, RAC Arena and The Gold Industry Group.wa.netball.com.auTo purchase tickets, click on the link below and make sure you type in "St Kieran Netball Club" in the first box. In the second box, type "Netball WA". Then proceed to buy your tickets.
The first Packed with Goodness webinar is coming up! The free 60 minute session is available to educators and all parents of WA primary school aged children.
The webinar will be held from 10.00am to 11.00am on Thursday 20 August.
Jodie Harris | Crunch&Sip Project Officer
Cancer Council Western Australia
At the commencement of the COVID-19 pandemic Relationships Australia had to cut short all scheduled courses and put their Education Services on hold. Now, with the easing of restrictions they are very pleased to offer you a range of parenting workshops and courses which will be delivered face-to-face at our West Leederville Branch along with several online offerings. See fliers below.
These courses along with all other courses listed on our website at www.relationshipswa.org.au/courses include a downloadable PDF with tips and information taken directly from the course which are available free of charge.