GIRLS - Year 6 Family Life Talk Mother and Daughter Tuesday 26/3/19 at 6.30-8pm
BOYS - Year 6 Family Talk Father and Son Wednesday 27/3/19 at 6.30-8pm
The workshops will be held in the Upper Learning Area and entry will be through the Morgan Street gates.
The board has seconded Lisa Marie D’Alonzo to the role of chair of the Centenary Committee. Lisa’s role will be to coordinate the celebrations for the 100 year anniversary of our school in 2020 and she will be assisted by a number of staff and parents who have shown interest in this committee. Lisa will be sharing further information regarding the celebration including collecting images and information that will be used for the celebration. Please stay tuned!
Practical completion of the building was made on Monday of this week. This does not mean everything is finished but is now at the stage where the main parts have been completed. Work will continue over the next few weekends and after school with final painting and installation of eaves to be completed hopefully this weekend. The new area has made an enormous difference to the corridor especially with the natural light now flooding this area which will further improve with the installation of three further skylights in the corridor over the next few weeks.
The Kindy and Pre Primary families may have noticed some further work in their area over the past several weeks. Last year the board approved a further upgrade to the bike track with the track now including a concrete path and two wooden bridges. We expect this work to be completed in the next week.
Swimming lessons for Pre Primary to Year 5 will commence in Week 9 at the start of April at the new Scarborough Aquatic Centre at Scarborough Beach. It is extremely difficult to obtain swimming lesson slots that are convenient and appropriate for our students and we are very pleased to have to access the recently constructed pool facility within the Stirling area. It is an expectation that all students will participate in the program unless medical considerations have already been confirmed by the school and this has received approval from myself as Principal.
Last year a survey to parents was sent out that highlighted several areas that needed attention regarding our uniforms. We have been working with Lowes to try to meet some of these, especially Winter pants for boys and long sleeve shirts that are unisex to allow for the woollen jumpers to be worn without irritation issues for some of our students.
Lowes have advised us that a new boys’ pant, with reinforced knees, will replace the existing long pants and a long sleeve shirt for both boys and girls will replace the existing long sleeve Peter Pan collar which was only previously available as part of the girls’ uniform. Both old uniform items will remain as part of our uniform policy and can be worn by students until Term 2, 2021.
Please note that both old items are no longer available from Lowes. When the new items arrive in store a special 20% in-store one day only sale will be publicised to allow parents to purchase these new items at a reduced rate.
We will continue to seek feedback from the community regarding our uniform to ensure that it meets the needs of our students and families.
I will be away until from Monday to Wednesday next week attending the Australian Primary Principals Association meetings interstate. As always, the very capable Mrs Doepel and Mrs Hart can assist you with any issues or concerns.
Have a great weekend.
Parent Teacher Meetings
We have had approximately 83 % of our parents meet with their child's teachers over the past two weeks using the new booking system as part of the Schoolzine product.
We would like to get some feedback regarding the booking process and the meetings themselves so we can ensure that we are meeting the needs of our school community
If you have a few minutes please follow the below link to provide us with some feedback regarding these meetings so we can ensure that they are meeting the needs of our parents and are assisting the learning of each of our students.
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Year 3, 4 and 6 students have received a Sacramental Program Community Service form today from Fr Wilson. Please check with your child's bag.
The students are required to be present at six, at least, of the Sunday (or Saturday evening) Masses as an essential part of their Christian life.
Children are to be accompanied by at least one parent or an older relative will need to be present.
Please contact Fr Wilson by email – Osborne.email@example.com to organise dates and community services.
Parents of Reconciliation Year 3 students can commence masses or community service from this weekend.
Dear Members of the St Kieran Community,
Year 6 students, Natalie Poga and Rocco Macri are following in their siblings, Emily Poga and Alessio Macri (Year 6 2017) footsteps.
With the help of leadership Natalie and Rocco have registered a St Kieran Team for the 2019 HBF Run for a Reason on Sunday 19th of May.
2017 was St Kieran's inaugural year of entering HBF Run for a Reason and our school won the prize for the most entrants. Natalie and Rocco plan to do it again in 2019 with the support of their St Kieran Family.
So far we have 55 peolple that have registersed and we are aiming for 100! Please helps us achiebvev our goal!
We encourage all students with their families to enter.
It doesn't matter what course you choose to register for or whether you prefer to run or walk. The more entrants under our school name, the more chance of winning!
We also ask to encourage extended family members and friends to support this fantastic event by sharing the link below for registrations.
All students entered must have parent/adult supervision. Although we are walking /running under the school name, the school takes no responsibility for students on the day.
When registering the password is stkieran.
Click on the link below to start your registration.
Thanks for your ongoing support!
We are asking all families to donate an Easter egg / chocolate by Friday 5th April. Donations can placed in the baskets located in your child’s classroom.
Parent help needed - On Monday 8th April parents who are able to spare some time after school drop off to assist in wrapping the raffle prizes please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Raffle tickets will be sold in the undercover area, starting on Monday, before school and during recess and lunch up until Thursday 11th April. Tickets will be $1 each. Prizes will be drawn on Friday 12th April.
Due to swimming lessons being in the last two weeks of the term and classes being out of the school at different times of the day, a few things will be different this year:
- A whole school Easter raffle prize draw will not be able to occur. The Easter prizes will be separated into two lots and there will be 2 draws throughout the day at times that work around swimming lessons.
- No whole school hat parade will be able to happen, but class teachers will complete Easter activities and crafts in class.
- Even though Holy Week is in the holidays this year, classes will recognise Holy Week at different times of the day throughout Week 10