- Principal News
- No afternoon parking at Church carpark Friday 4th Dec
- Parish Opening & Blessing Ceremony
- St Vincent De Paul Christmas Appeal 2020
- Library Books
- Year 5 Market Day - upcycled technology
- Year 5 Worm Shed Incursion
- Piano Tuition at St Kieran in 2021
- MTCC Tuart Hill Kids Club
- Keyed Up Music Lessons
Below you will find staffing information for 2021. There are several new staff that will join the school next year or who will return after having taken leave.
The following are staff who are joining us new staff members or returning from leave,
- Mr Daine Burnett will join the school as Principal.
- Ms Elizabeth Berettieri will join our staff after having spent a significant time during 2020 as a relief staff member.
- Ms Kieralee Davis will also remain on staff.
- Mr Jeremiah Jackson will take on the role of Library Technician.
- Mrs Cara Lanyi rejoins the staff full-time whilst Mrs Ashleigh Shaw and Mrs Lauren O’Brien return part-time from the stints on maternity leave.
Early last week, Mrs Day tendered her resignation effective immediately. As many of you may be aware, she has been dealing with a medical condition over the past several years, and she has made the difficult decision to complete her teaching career.
We will acknowledge Mrs Day together with both Mrs Young and Mrs Davini, who are also ending their school working time at the end of this year. Another long-serving staff member, Mrs Storey, completed her time at the school earlier this year.
Mrs Davini has spent the last 18 years as one of the school administration staff and has been the first face many student and parent alike has seen when they have entered the school.
Mrs Kathy Young received her 30 years of service to the school as an employee earlier this year, although she often reminds us that she has been around the school a few more years than her working life. More recently, she has worked as our library technician, although she has had several roles in the school over the years.
All 4 of these women have devoted a significant period of their lives to the St Kieran community, and we greatly appreciate and recognise these efforts. The school community will farewell them all officially on the last day of the 2020 school year.
The school board held its annual general meeting on Tuesday evening. This will be the last year that there will be a school board. With the incorporation of Catholic Education WA from 2021, all boards will now be know and School Advisory Councils. They will continue their current work, with a reclassification of the role to occur over the following twelve months, including the development and adaptation of a new constitution.
The information related to the AGM can be found on our website or accessed through this link.
We congratulate Mrs Chelsea Lim, Mrs Tina Terranova and Mrs Claire Dyson for nominating and accepting a position on the School Advisory Council for the next two years.
Below you will find a copy of the fee structure for 2021. This information was also disseminated at the AGM on Tuesday evening.
You will note that all fees have not increased for 2021, with a slight reduction caused by swimming lessons not requiring bus hire.
Over the next few weeks, we will have several opportunities to celebrate the school year. We look forward to sharing these events with you, including the opening of the Parish Shrine next Friday evening. Please see information below about how this will affect parking and pickup Friday afternoon next week.
Have a great weekend!
Peter Cutrona | PrincipalRead Less
Due to the Opening and Blessing Ceremony of the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Friday 4/12/20 evening, the Church carpark on the corner of Tyler and Cape streets will not be available for pick up of students in the afternoon. More information will be sent out next week to explain arrangements for this change of procedure.
Fr Wilson Donizzetti and the parish community would like to invite St Kieran families and students to the Opening and Blessing of the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Friday 4th December at 7pm. Refeshments will be served afterwards.
Please donate CHRISTMAS themed items only:
- Fruit Mince Pies
- Christmas Cake
- Plum Puddings
- Gingerbread houses
- Candy Canes
- Wrapping Paper
- Bon Bons
- Christmas paper plates
- Christmas lolly stockings
- Cool drink
All donations can be left in the tubs at the bottom of the stairs of the Upper Learning Area.
Last date for donations is Friday 4th December 2020
Once again it is the time of the year when I ask you to check your child’s bag, bookshelf and bedroom for any library books. It is important that each book is returned so that a stocktake can be completed and the Library readied for next year.
Earlier this month we had a market day with all the year 5’s creating something which can be upcycled. When we started planning this last term, we wrote a business plan including our prototype and steps on how to make it. Once we finished that we did a business review. We had to apply for what we wanted (Stall fee, public Liability insurance, business registration, marketing fee and equipment hire). Next on the review we did the things we included, the photo of materials/equipment before design production, photo at the beginning of production, photo during production and photo of the finished product.
Next we created our prototype which took about half an hour for most people. Then we did our evaluation. ‘We all participated well in the prototype design!” At the start of this term we did a product sheet in Seesaw. In the activity, you had to put in a photo of your product, photo of product from start to finish, a selling slide (Who are your target customers? How much will you sell the item for?), picture of your poster and how will you use dangerous items safely? Then we made our good products. We were able to make them over the holidays or after the holidays during week one. On week two on Tuesday after lunch our market time was on. Some products were outstanding and amazingly created and designed! Some people had scrunchies, decorative wine bottles, pencil holders in a mug, waterproof book holders, face masks, herb cartons, picture frames and much more! Some students even made more than one thousand dollars(Banqer money, not real money)! One student made six thousand dollars! The market session went from the end of lunch to the end of the day! I think people struggled with taking the stall fee money from what they made on the session. On Wednesday, everyone was still pretty pumped about Tuesday!
By Daniel Poga
Last term Mrs Evans and Mrs Matsen told us some amazing news that in technology we were making an invention out of up cycled products. We watched a video about a group of kids who up cycled toothpaste tubes and made them into bows for the top of Christmas presents. I decided to work on my own, but other people decided to work in groups.We wrote our business plans and decided what to create. Some products were scrunchies ,finger skateboards and magnets. I decided to up cycle milk cartons into potted and hanging herbs. I grew basil, parsley, thyme, mint and chives.My business was called Clean Greens.We learned all about how much it costs to run a business and what capital you need. We needed to pay for insurance, rent and even if we borrowed a pair of scissors! Throughout the holidays we needed to build and prepare for our market day.
Finally market day arrived.We all set up our stalls and were so excited to sell our products.
Everyone was talking about what they were going to buy and estimating how much money they were going to make. Everyone’s stalls looked great and really professional. After a busy sale session,I sold out of my plants for a grand total of $1675. I loved this activity because it taught me real life lessons about money and business.
By Sophie De Masi
On Wednesday 11th November, the Year 5’s had an incursion with The Worm Shed who came to present a journey into the world of worms. Little did we know that worms were so amazing! First, we learnt all about worms and then we made our very own worm farm from recycled products. We had an amazing time and really enjoyed getting our hands dirty.
Enrolments are now being taken for Piano Tuition being held at St Kieran by a registered teacher with over 30 years’ experience.
Lessons are one on one, not group lessons, and are held throughout the school term. They are alternated each week so that the same class lesson will not be affected.
It is most important that you have either a piano or keyboard to practice on.
Limited places are available so book in early to avoid disappointment.
For further details or to enrol please contact Priscilla Smith on 0414 418 568.
Please see attached the vacation care program for Dec/Jan school Holidays.
Please sign the days you require your child/ren to attend you will find this section on the second last and last page.
Mulberry Tree daycare will need the signed form before they can book your child/ren in for vacation care. They have only 28 spaces and book up very quickly.
For all bookings or enquires please contact Mulberry Tree Tuart Hill on 93452211 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mulberry Tree Kids Club St Kieran direct on 0487 071 531 for all other enquiries