Parent Teacher Meeting Feedback
Thanks for the Feedback! - 86 of you gave us some great feedback regarding the parent-teacher meetings. Most respondents were happy with the process. A small number would like more time to meet with the teacher and 100% of the respondents thought the booking system worked really well and that you received really good information regarding your child. We will look at how we can use this feedback to make our meeting process better next time.
You will have received an email from me earlier today regarding the future direction of the P&F. I would appreciate you taking the time to see if you are the type of person who may be able to be a class representative If you think you are then please make contact with us as described in the email.
As we complete Term 1, I would like to share some data with you regarding attendance. Every school is required to send attendance data to the Federal Government twice a year, which is then placed on the Myschool website as a piece of information used for comparison across schools. Over the past several years this percentage has stayed between 92-95% meaning, on average, that children in our school will miss between 8-12 days over the year.
Where attendance drops below 90% at the end of Term 1 then I am required to make contact with families to discuss what can be done to rectify this issue. If your child's attendance drops below 90% it means that they are missing at least 1 day every fortnight which over the course of the year indicates that they are missing almost half a term of school. If this was to continue over their 13 years at school that is the equivalent of missing well over a year from school.
Developing the habit of going to school every day is vital so children do not miss out on important ideas and skills they need for future learning.
Easter and Holy Week
Father Wilson is looking for someone who could assist in the preparation of children from the parish for the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. It would require a couple of practice sessions next week and perhaps one or two sessions during Holy Week. If you could offer a couple of hours in helping with this then please contact the office and we will pass your details on to Father or you could offer your services directly to him at this weekend’s Masses.
With swimming occurring throughout next week and with Holy Week a further week away we will be holding our own class-based stations of the cross during the week. We thank the Yr 5 students and teachers for setting up these prayerful sessions around our school and look forward to being able to prepare and reflect during this important church season.
Have a great weekend.
Year 3 Family Mass
Just a reminder that this Saturday 6th April is the Year 3 Family Mass at St Kieran Church at 6.30pm. Students and families from Year 3 will take an active role at Mass but everyone in the community is welcome to come celebrate with us.
Easter Egg Raffle
This Friday 5th April is the last day for donating items for the Easter Egg Raffle. All items need to be taken to the class teacher. On Monday 8th April, immediately after the bell, any parents who can spare a few minutes to help wrap prizes are asked to meet in the Upper Learning Centre. The very last day for the sale of raffle tickets is Wednesday 10th April. These are sold in the undercovcer area, before school and during recess and lunch. All the money raised from the sale of tickets will be going to Project Compassion.
This year, to due swimming lessons, things in the last week of term will be slighty different. Students will celebrate Holy Week during class time and teachers will be take classes to visit the “Stations of the Cross” which will be located around the school. Year 5 have created some magnificant art work and research regarding the Stations of the Cross and you will see these on display around the school next week.
There will be no whole school Easter Hat Parade and no whole school asssmebly. On Friday 12th April the Easter raffle will be drawn, but it will not be at a advertised time for parents to attend, as swimming lessons makes it difficult for all classes to be on school grounds at the same time. Therefore we will separate raffle items and have a number of raffles draws on the day.
Parents and guardians, just a reminder that the last day of school is next Friday 12 April and the first day of Term 2 for students is Tuesday 30 April 2019. The St Kieran staff will be participating in a professional development day on 29/4/19 so there will be no school on that day.
You can place your orders on the day you want them delivered as long as you get your orders in by the cut-off time 9:00am each day.
Please note, Montello’s or the school will no longer be accepting over the phone orders and pay later.
- Go to www.relieflist.com.au
- Click on “New Accounts"
- Click on “Parent Account Application Form”
- Fill in the Application form
- Once you have done this, you will receive an email which will guide you through the next steps:
Below is the latest Menu and Prices for 2019
A gentle reminder that if you have registered for Footy Tipping and have not yet paid - your payment must be in before the end of term, Friday 12/4/19.
Footy Tipping co-ordinators.
Parents a reminder that students return to school in Terms 2 and 3 in their Winter uniform. Lowes at Mirrabooka Square Shopping Centre are open each day of the week or online at www.lowesschoolwear.com.au
Lowes are are also offering 50% off School Shoes whilst stocks last. Lowes 50% school shoes
Parents and guardians we are coming to the end of the term and there is a lot of lost property located by the new undercover area including lunch boxes and water bottles.
All unclaimed lost property will be donated to St Vinnies over the break.
Please check lost property yourself as staff will be unable to assist.
Trinity College warmly invites you to attend an Open Day for prospective students on Wednesday, 22 May 2019. Families can book the 9:30am, 12:00pm or 4:15pm session. Bookings can be made at: https://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/enrolments/2019-open-day/.