Today I attended the catholic staff breakfast that acknowledges staff who have provided 30 and 40 years service to Catholic Education in WA. Mrs Kathy Young was awarded a thirty-year service award this morning for her dedication to St Kieran Catholic Primary School over that period of time. This will be Mrs Young’s last year at the school and we will be celebrating her contribution to our school towards the end of the school year. Mrs Davini has also advised us that she will also be retiring at the end of the school year. We will acknowledge both these wonderful servants to our school community at our end of year celebrations.
This week, staff spent time retraining in First Aid and CPR on the Pupil Free Day. A number of new techniques appear each time we complete training including the use of glad wrap in the treatment of bandaging and burns. Training staff in both the theory and practice of first aid is extremely important for our students and everyone who is a part of our school community. Hopefully, we don’t have the need to exercise our reviewed skills on the children in our school.
Staff also reviewed this week our use of MJR (Making Jesus Real) in our school, trying to revisit simple but powerful messages that enhance our school and those in it. We as a school want everyone to be WEST people who are Welcoming, Encouraging, able to say Sorry, able to say Thanks and not EAST people who are – Excluding, Argumentative, Sulking, Talkback (to teachers and parents etc). Ask your children if they can explain what these type of people are and how they are trying to be a WEST person at school and at home.
We welcome two new teaching staff for Term 4. Miss Keiralee Davis who will be working with Years 4-6 in the Arts program on a Monday and Tuesday and in Year 4 as the class teacher with Mrs Hart, from Wednesday to Friday. We also welcome Mrs Kate Lovell who will be working with PP-Yr 3 on a Monday and Friday again in the Arts learning area. We also have two new Teaching Aids for Term 4. Miss Ariel Tresham and Miss Haylee Smith have joined us working with our children with our special needs team.
We continue to review school events in light of Covid and earlier today welcomed parents of students who were receiving certificates at our first whole school assembly. We will continue to invite parents whose students will be receiving certificates for the remainder of the term and also continue to include their photos in the newsletter.
Later this term our Pre Primary to Year 5 students will be completing swimming lessons at the Tuart Hill Swimming Pool which is currently leased by Servite College. We appreciate the work gone into ensuring this can take place and the significant time and money that can be saved using the new venue. Further advice will be sent out soon regarding current swimming levels and instructions for Week 7 and 8 of this term. The reduction in cost for swimming will be refunded to parents with a remittance being sent out over the next few weeks.
With funding from Bankwest, the Telethon Kids Institute has developed cyber safety educational app designed to keep parents and carers up to date with trusted, tailored information to help them teach their children to interact safely online. The Beacon app is the result of a decade of WA research on children’s technology use, cyber safety and parent behaviour.
The app aims to provide parents and carers with knowledge and skills to help children thrive in a digital world by building their capacity to support children to use digital technology in a positive way. The App delivers reliable information backed by research and behavioural science, as well as ideas, strategies, and personalised support.
Enjoy the weekend.
Ticket sales available next week – stay tuned!
Tickets $10 each and include sausage sizzle and juice box
Chips and lolly bags (50c each) available for purchase on the night
Dress up optional
Bouncy Castle Fun!
Kindy & Pre-Primary
3.30pm to 5pm @ Basketball Courts
Years 1 - 3
5.30pm to 7pm @ Upper Learning Area
Years 4 - 6
7.30pm to 9.30pm @ Upper Learning Area
All help is greatly appreciated as these events for the children are not possible without parent help. Please click on the link to add your name to the list.
Purchase a centenary teatowel for practical use in your kitchen, or a tote bag to help the environment and avoid plastic.
Students from the Ciaran Centre, Pre-Kindy and Kindy put pen to paper to show us their best self portraits which adorn the calico bags.
Our Pre-Primary - Year 2 kids created cute artwork for the cotton teatowel where if you buy more than one, you save!
Upper primary will commence their memorabilia projects next week.
Contact free, COVID safe fundraising for our school!
To acknowledge our 100th birthday, we invite you to purchase wine from leading Margaret River wine producer Wise Wine to either keep, savour or enjoy!
And if wine is not your thing, purchase a bottle of gin or two. There's a mandarin one that you must try!
Buy your bottles today, the perfect Christmas gift!
Please see info below for some fantastic courses available for parents.
LIVE AND INTERACTIVE WEBINARS and Face to Face.
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 AND live webinar, 7 – 9pm. $180pp or $340 for 2.
Wed 21st, 28th Oct & 4th Nov, 2020
Mon 2nd, 9th & 16th Nov, 2020
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.
Please see attached flyer for the program, which commences on Friday 30 October at Grenville Reserve in Tuart Hill.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via reply email or on my mobile 0417172308 or Andy Brereton, the club president, is also available to answer questions 0415300029
The Council for Catholic Women Perth invites you to share how your story of faith and experience of Church have been enriched or challenged by Covid -19.
How can we build new communities of faith and develop new forms of evangelisation in a post-Covid world.
Please join us at James Nestor Hall, Catholic Education Office 50 Ruislip St West Leederville on Thursday 22 October 5.30-8.30pm. Gather for light refreshments at 5.30-6pm. RSVP by October 20 to email@example.com / 9397 5988 / 0400 886 835.