2020, The unprecedented year! The year our centenary was to be celebrated, but our plans were put on hold due to matters out of our control. Planning for this celebration in a new Covid safe space are well and truly underway, and we hope to make this work for our school community in Term One 2021.
As this is our last newsletter, we need to ensure that we thank many people in our community.
Thank you to our Admin staff who have done a fantastic job in a very disrupted year. You have been able to handle the many changes that have needed to be implemented in every changing year. A very big thank you to Mrs Brown, Mrs Hart and Mrs Doepel who have helped run the school during the challenges and who supported each other and me during the extremely difficult period at the end of Term One and Commencement of Term Two. These ladies go about their roles with a minimum of fuss and do an amazing job of keeping this complex school running smoothly.
To our teaching assistants who ensure both the educational, medical needs of so many of our students are implemented each day. Without your care and attention, our students would be unable to access the learning opportunities to you help make available.
Our teaching staff who have implemented a curriculum during 2020 that required an adaptable approach and which took them to places that they were very much out of their comfort zone. They worked tirelessly to deliver both onsite and online curriculum to their students whilst also ensuring the pastoral care needs were also being met.
To our other support staff Mr Deegala, Mr Papalia, Mrs Young and Mr Velasquez who continued to work quietly behind the scenes to ensure that the school is operating at maximum efficiency.
I wish to thank all staff for their efforts across the school each day to keep this very complex and diverse school community working effectively, efficiently and with real heart. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful staff who genuinely care for the children in their care.
Thank you to all board members, members of the Kieran Connect parent group, Centenary Committee, Year 6 Graduation committee and all those who have volunteered in some role during the year.
To all of those families, especially those who leave us at the end of this year, we wish you well in your new locations.
I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very safe, holy and joy-filled Christmas. May you get to share this special time with those you care for and love.
Finally, a personal thank you as I leave the St Kieran community. I joined St Kieran at the commencement of Term 2, 2014 and the almost seven years at the school, I have had the absolute pleasure of sharing the journey of 1355 students during this time. I am incredibly proud to have to lead this wonderful community, which is comprised of an amazing staff and extraordinary parent group.
I wish you all the very best for what the future may hold for each of you. I have been privileged to lead the unique school community and wish Mr Burnett all the very best as he continues the work of many before him, as the school commences its second 100-year journey. Thank you to every one of you who has taken the time over the past few weeks to show me your appreciation. Your kind words will continue to be a reminder to me of the wonderful community we have at St Kieran.
Goodbye, thank you and may God bless each one of you.
Peter Cutrona | Principal
The Year 6 students were farewelled yesterday at their graduation ceremony held in the church. They celebrated together with their families and our guests David Michael MLA, Councillor Adam Spagnolo from the City of Stirling and Sister Elizabeth representing the Sisters of Mercy.
Congratulations to the recipients of the various prizes awarded at the ceremony.
Citizenship Awards donated by
City of Stirling
Pastoral Care Award donated by
David Michael MLA
SciTech Science Award donated by
Woodside and Scitech
Annaleah CacciolaThineth Wijethunga
Constant and Faithful Award
The following students have been elected as the 2020 School Leaders.
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Three students were also acknowledged for their commitment to school and parish.
Rosalia Macri was the recipient of the Maria Annunziata Award.
Daniel Poga and Henry Townsend were the recipients of the Christian Spirit Award.
We are celebrating the birth of Jesus with a Children’s Christmas Mass at 6.00pm on Thursday 24 December 2020.
Children of all ages are welcome to participate. Rehearsals will to be held at the Parish Church on 21st, 22nd & 23rd Dec from 9:30am – 10:30am.
For any enquiries please contact Ruby Wijethunga 0433 636 476.
Christmas Mass Times
Thursday 24th December 2020
6.00pm - Children's Mass with refreshments after the Mass, bring a plate.
11.30pm - Midnight Mass
Friday 25th December 2020
All parishioners and visitors will be warmly welcome.
The Tuart Hill Dental Therapy Centre will be closed from Thursday 17th December 2020 until Tuesday 26th January 2021 inclusive.
For emergencies on 18 and 21 December call Roseworth DTC on 9342 4657. On 22 December call Hillcrest DTC on 9271 7184. For all other business days during school holidays call Mt Henry DTC on 9313 0552.
For after hours emergencies contact your local private dentist or the Perth Childrens Hospital or if you have a health care card, you can call 1800 098 818 for advice.
Wishing you all a safe and happy holidays!
Tuart Hill Dental Clinic
INTERVIEWS FOR ENROLMENTS FOR YEAR 7 2024 are being conducted early next year for any students wishing to attend Mercedes College. If you have forgotten to enrol your daughter, please contact Mrs Julie Lamb on 9323 1340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. An applicable form may be downloaded from the College website. If you are still interested in ENROLMENTS FOR 2021 we have limited places available, please submit your application form as soon as possible.
Please find attached information about the Stirling Libraries Summer Reading Club to pass onto interested children and parents.
The Summer Reading Club encourages children to enjoy reading over the summer holidays for pleasure in whatever form that reading comes in. By registering at the library and completing the reading log that is in the booklet there is also a chance to win prizes for their reading.
Osborne Park Librarian
21 Mar 2021
The Centenary Committee invites you to a Centenary Celebration on Sunday 21 March 2021!
We will commence the day with a mass at the St Kieran Parish at 11.00am, followed by an open day on the school grounds until 4.00pm.
Entertainment will include performances by the Servite school band, a tribute to our founding Sisters of Mercy with Irish dancers and our strong Brazilian community will be acknowledged with a Sambozzy Samba party!
We would be honoured if our Year 6 Leavers of 2020 would join us as the graduating Centennial Class.
Attendance is free, but as part of the Covid-19 Safety Plan, registration will be required by using this link https://bit.ly/2W6Buk4
Stay tuned for more details to come in the new year!