Our Lady of Assumption Primary School Dianella Community Fete - 24 October

Triple P Positive Parenting Program flyer for Term 4 2021

Magpie Swooping Season

Containers for Change

St Kieran Catholic Primary School is proudly participating in the Containers for Change recycling initiative. Collect your eligible containers instead of tossing them in the waste, then drop them off at our school. Not only is it great for the environment, but it’s also a great way to support and maintain our sustainability program.

All money raised from this initiative will be used to continue to support our sustainable school practices.

Year 6 Kid's Quiz Night - Friday 29 October

Kieran Connect Music Quiz Night - Friday 22 October

St Kieran Disco Party - Friday 15 October

Traffic Crossing

I am sure many of our families have seen that we have a new Traffic Warden who is now helping us cross Cape Street. We are very pleased to have Greg join us and I am sure you will all make sure he is felt right at home.

I would also like to remind all families to ensure that you continue to use the crossing and not take unnecessary risks when crossing Cape Street and to always use the designated areas.

Kindy Orientation

A reminder that we will have a parent only session on Monday 25th October at 6pm in the Upper Learning Area for those parents with children entering in Kindy in 2022.

Term Calendar

A reminder to keep an eye on the school website for other important dates during Term 4. These often need to be updated and finalised as the term progresses so please keep referring back to these.

Simplicity - A Hallmark of Jesus’ Life

'The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.' Lin Yutang. 
We know that each breath,
each thought,
each step we take is blessed by Your love.
Help us to live in imitation of the 
simplicity of Jesus’ life,
so that the real people we are,
are not hidden away within us,
buried under a life made too complicated.
Amen. 

Welcome back to Term 4! I hope you all had a wonderful break and kept safe and sound. Yes I know, I said 'Term 4' - how quickly has the year gone by and we now find ourselves in the final term of the year. This is not only an exciting time as we come into the season of Advent, but also a time where we see all the hard work that the students and staff have being doing throughout the year.

'There is joy in simplicity so remember the small things. Remember the joy and happiness and all the hope it brings. Remember to love, remember to laugh, remember to be still. What ever you do, be yourself, be true.' Adam Smith. 

I looked at this quote as we have many simple things in life that are rewarding, we don’t need to go looking for those extra - ordinary things, just the ones that we take for granted, that when you think about them really do make you appreciate the little things. These little things come in many ways from a simple vote of thanks or appreciation, to watch children engage and play with one another to the peaceful times on the beach or out in nature (I was in Rottnest over the holidays). Take that deep breath this term be thankful for what we have and appreciate those little things.

I look forward to seeing you during the term, take care and stay safe.

Best wishes
Mr Daine Burnett
Principal

Parish Census Form

Fr Wilson has asked for all families in the school to please fill out the Parish Enrolment / Census form below and return to the parish or email direct to osbone.park@perthcatholic.org.au

Keyed Up Music Lessons

Keyed Up Music Lessons

Keyed Up Music will be teaching keyboard lessons this term after school. Lessons start at $18.65 for groups of four per lesson. If you are interested in your son/daughter learning the keyboard, ring Savanna on 6107 8841 or 0479 171 424 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form

Staff PD Day

On Monday 11th October staff engaged in a professional development day presented by Megan Mentz from “Little Green Steps”, an organisation who works together with an extensive range of educational resources, networks and local communities towards the common goal of giving children the confidence and skills to have a positive impact on their lives and their environment.

We investigated the Sustainable Schools Framework, learnt about the Noongar six seasons, and celebrated the many ways we embed sustainability across the school. Staff were given the opportunity to get hands on with activities centred around waste and water management, biodiversity awareness & citizen’s science.

Our aim at St Kieran is to continue developing our vision towards becoming a Sustainable School and continue working in partnership with students, families and the wider community to help care for our environment now and for future generations.

Celeste Spencer
Pre-Primary Blue Teacher & Sustainability Coordinator

Lowes Schoolwear 20% Off from 14th to 16th October 2021

Thank you City of Stirling

Thank you to the City of Stirling for their generous donation of Australian Native Plants through the Plants4Schools Sustainability initiative. We will be using these plants in a very exciting project next term!

Kindy 2022

Just a reminder that we are conducting interview for Kindy 2022. If you child was born between 1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018 you need to make sure you have completed an enrolment form and had a formal interview with a member of the Leadership Team, unless this is completed your enrolment will not be processed, this includes siblings of students that may already be in the school.

Mercy Day 2021

For many parents and students this will be their first Mercy Day at St Kieran and we would like to be clear about the proceedings of the day.

All students are invited to wear their FAVOURITE FOOTY OR SPORTING COLOURS this day for a GOLD COIN DONATION.

9:00 – We will be celebrating a Whole School Mass at 9 am at St Kieran Church. Sr Elizabeth will be our special guest and sharing with us the story of the Mercy Sisters and their work.

ALL MONEY RAISED WILL GO DIRECTLY TO MERCY WORKS.

Established in 2000, Mercy Works is the development arm of the Sisters of Mercy in Australia and Papua New Guinea. We work in partnership with vulnerable communities and local organisations domestically and in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste. We work with the people of these communities and organisations to build capacity and self-reliance.

10:40 – Recess as normal
11:00 – Set up stalls for Mercy Fete
11:30 – 12:30    Mercy Fete

Each class will run their own stall for the Mercy Fete.

All students are asked to bring in coins to spend at the Fete. No child should bring in more than $10 at a maximum.

Everything sold at the Fete will be 50c to $1:00.

ALL PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND and walk around with their child during the Fete. This includes Kindy parents.

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Fete Clean up and students back to class – ALL PARENTS TO LEAVE THE SCHOOL GROUNDS

1:00 pm – 1:40 pm Lunch for Students
1:40 pm – 2:40 pm Buddy Activities
3:00 pm Home Time

Strategic Plan 2021-2023

On behalf of the St Kieran Community I am very pleased to be able to release our Strategic Directions for 2021-2023. This document has taken the past and the future of St Kieran into consideration as we look to continue to ensure St Kieran is a place we can all be proud of. Thank you to all the staff and School Advisory Council members for their input. See link below:

https://www.stkieran.wa.edu.au/strategic-plan-2021-2023

Term Dates

Just a reminder to all families that school concludes on Friday 24th September and we return for Term 4 on Tuesday 12th October. Please mark these dates in your calendar.

 A reminder to keep an eye on the school website for other important dates for Term 4. These often need to be updated and finalised as the term progresses so please keep referring back to these.