Thanks to everyone who jumped on the Livestream of the Make a Move concert. We reach a peak for 125 online at the one time with over 1000 separate views during the 90-minute extravaganza! Thank you for your positive feedback even though we did have few technical issues around the quality of the stream. Each class will have their video posted once we complete the editing to remove unnecessary footage. A message will be sent out once this has become available.
At the moment we are planning for events that usually occur during Term 4; being very mindful that the possibility of a number of restrictions still being in place will quite likely impact on the normal operation and activities. Swimming lessons are planned to be held in Week 7 and 8 of Term 4 at the Servite run Tuart Hill pool. This has been a significant win for our students and school and we appreciate the willingness of Servite College to assist us in making this happen.
The Sacrament of Confirmation will also be held during Term 4, although with a number of changes to ensure compliance with the restrictions in place, including smaller numbers at the stand-alone events and a number of health-related practices. This information has been sent to all Year 6 families earlier this week.
The commencement of Term 4 will see staff undertake a full First Aid training day on Monday 12 October.
The first day of Term 4 for students will be Tuesday 13 October.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Faction carnival last Friday. The weather was perfect as was the fun had by the children and those who attended. We greatly appreciate all volunteers who assisted us on the day and the great work from staff.
This weekend is the 2nd weekend for First Communion. We wish all of our students who have last week and will receive Christ for the first time. We send them and their families our best wishes and pray together with the school and parish community for them during this very special time. Thanks to our staff who have done a wonderful job assisting the parish in the celebration of this sacrament.
Enjoy your weekend!
Peter Cutrona | Principal
To assist with our 2021 enrolments, can you please notify the school this term if your child has been accepted to another school.
St Kieran’s fee policy requires parents/guardians to give the school a terms notice if not returning to St Kieran.
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Your assistance is very much appreciated. Click to download the Withdrawal form.
A huge congratulations to all the students involved in last Friday's Athletics carnival. You did an amazing job representing your factions!
A special well done to our winning faction Francis.
I would also like to thank our St Kieran families who came to spectate. It was great to see our school community be able to come together to support one another while following our hygiene and distancing requirements.
Thank you to the parents who volunteered their time to help at the finish line, your help is much appreciated.
Please see info below for some fantastic courses we have available for parents.
LIVE AND INTERACTIVE WEBINARS and Face to Face. Please note – these course are also available In House.
NO SCAREDY CATS PARENT COURSE –Reducing anxiety and building resilience skills in 2-12 year old children.
Thurs 22nd, 29th Oct & 5th Nov, 7-8.30pm Face to Face AND via live webinar. $160 for up to 2 people.
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.
1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching Parent Course
To help manage difficult behaviour in children, calmly and effectively. Learn how to use empathy so kids begin to identify their emotions and become better at managing them. This enables them to take more responsibility for their own behaviour.
Face to face – Tue 25th Aug, 1st & 8th Sept, 7 – 9pm in Wembley. $180pp or $320 for 2.
Live webinar – Wed 9th , 16th & 23rd Sept, 7 – 8.30pm. $260 per household (up to 2 people)
PARENTS WILL LEARN
- The two approaches to parenting.
- How to discipline without arguing, yelling or smacking.
- How to handle kids testing behaviour.
- How to show empathy while developing emotional intelligence in your child.
- How to teach and encourage positive behaviour, social skills and independence.
- How to strengthen the relationship with your child.
- How to manage obnoxious behaviour.
Parenting skills for resolving teenage behaviour problems.
Face to face AND via live webinar.
Mon 19th & 26th Oct, 7 - 9pm.
$120pp or $220 for 2 (same household please).
If attending in person, venue is Behaviour Tonics, Wembley.
The structure of this course provides parents with a model for working out what behaviour needs to be ignored, how to coach teenagers to consider the consequences of their actions and to hold difficult conversations when agreements are breached. A practical ‘ how-to ‘ guide for parents.
- Understanding adolescents: a time of reconstructions, redeveloping social landscapes, brain snaps and body make-overs.
- Understanding your job as parent/carer of a teenager – observer, advisor, negotiator, director.
- A three-option model for decision making….a ‘drop down’ menu for parents.
- Working out how NOT to respond in tricky emotional encounters.
- Building your relationship with your teenager.
- How to hold difficult conversations more successfully when discussing issues such as internet overuse, sibling conflict, disrespect, truancy, going out, school work, helping out, choice of peers…and much more.
The following is a message from the City of Stirling
CAUTION SWOOPING MAGPIES
Magpie nesting season is now taking place and extra care should be taken when students are outdoors. It typically runs from mid-August until November.
Please do not approach or provoke magpies and plan alternative routes if necessary. For safety, we recommend students wear wide brimmed hats and sunglasses, and dismount bikes and scooters during this season.
For more information and safety tips, visit www.stirling.wa.gov.au/magpies
St Kieran Parish, currently celebrating the Children’s First Holy Communion, week ending 19/9 and 20/9 is the last week for this Celebration.
Please pray for our children to grow up in faith and in unity with God, we pray that God be with them and guide them through their life.
Special thanks to the Catechists who prepare our children for their Sacramental Programs.
St Kieran Church - Mass Timetable (all in English)
Saturday : 5:00pm & 6:30pm
Sunday : 8am, 9am and 10:15am. No Italian Mass
Helpers such as Alter servers, Eucharist ministers and Ushers required for the extra masses, please volunteer if you can.
Please beware: COVID – 19 Phase 4 still in place and Physical Distancing is still essential when attending mass or any gatherings.
Sanitising wipes are provided at entry of church, as you enter the church, please take one wipe to sanitise your own sitting place (including hand rest and seat)
Please do not attend mass: if you feel unwell, have flu/Respiratory symptoms, elevated body temperatures or in the last (14days) have been in contact with persons suspected to have or have been diagnosed with COVID-19, are waiting for your COVID-19 test result.
Volunteers required for cleaning of the Prayer Shrine Ground
The Prayer Shrine is almost complete, with only a few tasks remaining. The Prayer Shrine and the church ground needs a bit of cleaning up, such as clearing of building waste and tidying up around the church yard. If anyone can help, please come along to the Prayer Shrine on Saturday 19th September at 9:30am.
Your time and contribution are much appreciated.
At this stage, opening date cannot be confirmed yet as we still have a few tasks to complete, but its time to start planning the celebration date.
All parishioners are invited to attend a meeting to form an Opening Committee on Sunday 20th September 2020, In the Parish Centre at 7pm.
National Child Safety Week
This week is National Child Safety week, Safeguarding is a very important programme operating within catholic parishes in the archdiocese of Perth, whereby the aim is to protect young children and vulnerable adults and to provide a safe place for them to be. Protection of our young and vulnerable adults is a role for us all and we should all become acquainted with - whether at church or at work or in our community.
Books written for the young child and then the high school child from the Safeguarding office, on protecting your child is available. Anyone who would like a book, contact our Safeguarding officers Rose or Barbara.
More information relating to safeguarding can be viewed from the following link.
Working with Children Card holders
A reminder for anyone holding a Working with Children Card: The card has a 3-year expiry date. Please check your cards and try and re apply for the new card a couple of months before expiry so there is continuity between the old card and the new one. Also, all parishioners holding a working with children card, need to have signed the Form 2 and 18 provided from the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth Safeguarding office. Both these forms are held at St Kieran’s Church.
Please pray for Bevan – one of our parishioners who is very sick.
St Kieran’s Care Group
If you are feeling lonely and disconnected and or in need of Transport/Meals, or if you know someone in this situation, remember St Kieran’s Care Group can help you. St Kieran’s Care Group is here to help people in the Parish Community and surrounds, who would like to be visited, are sick and need support with meals, Transport to appointments and shopping. Contact Julie on 0407 476 988 for St Kieran’s Care assistance.
Plan Giving Envelopes:
Please be reminded that, plan giving envelopes are now available for collection from the church foyer. Any parishioner, not on the plan giving program are encouraged to be part of the contribution, by filling up the pledge cards available in the church foyer.
Collection boxes are now located in front of the pews near the altar, as collection baskets cannot be passed around.
The parish is ‘grateful and thankful’ for any donations made during this time of crises.
DIRECT DEBITS Can be arranged with your bank to have regular amounts paid into the church account as below.
Account: St Kieran Parish (Second Collection)
BSB 086 006 Account number: 670 197 551
Many thanks for your patience and understanding on attempting to attend the Masses during this time of difficulty situation.
Please pass this message around to all parishioners, if you know anyone wanting to be on the parish mailing list, please let me know their email to be added to our mailing list.
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