Semester 1 Reports

This semester, mainstream school reports will look slightly different. We have included subject descriptors which state the content that has been taught in class in each of the learning areas. Teachers assess according to these descriptors and the assessment results are used to get the overall grade for that learning area. Individual subject comments will not appear on the report this year, but the general comment has been increased and will include statements about English and Mathematics.  
We hope this adjustment provides parents with a lot more information about their children's progress and areas of focus moving forward. 

End of Term and Start of Term 3

Just a reminder that we conclude Term 2 on Friday 1st July and return to school for Term 3 on Tuesday 19th July for all classes. We also finish Term 3 for students on Wednesday 21st September.

Principal's Message

May the God of all wonder who set the stars in the sky, 
bless you with relentless unsettledness –  
that drives you to seek truth.  

May the God of all justice who gave motion to the rivers,  
bless you with righteous anger –  
that drives you to seek freedom for all.  

 May the God of all love who placed laughter in the kookaburra,  
bless you with the friendship –  
that looks like the love where one lays down their life for another.  

 May the God of all comfort who determined the height of the mountains,  
bless you with tears from shared pain and mourning –  
that shows you hope.  

 Now with wonder, righteous anger, sacrifice, and lament –  
Go in truth, justice, love, and hope –  
to Change The Heart of Australia. 

 In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.  
Amen 

This week we celebrate NAIDOC Week. This is an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to come together to celebrate not only Indigenous achievement but the history, rich culture, and survival of the oldest continuing living culture on the planet. On Friday we will join together as a school community with our NAIDOC Week Mass. 
It seems like I made this statement not so long ago and while it was most definitely a better term it was still a different one, with many changes, adjustments and communication coming through at all times. I would like to thank the many students and parents that I have spoken to or engaged with over the term, the positivity and genuine thanks from many of you have made our roles at school so much easier!  

I hope you all have a great break and take some time to refresh and come back to us safely! 

Take care and stay safe. 

Daine Burnett 
Principal 
daine.burnett@cewa.edu.au 

KEYED UP MUSIC LESSONS

Keyed Up Music will be teaching keyboard and guitar lessons in Term 3 after school. Lessons start from $19.80 for a small group. If you are interested in your son / daughter learning either the guitar or keyboard, please call Savanna on 0479 171 424 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form

Waste Free Wednesdays

Enrolments Kindy 2023

We are currently undertaking enrolments and conducting interviews for Kindy 2023. Please make sure that you let your family and friends know and if you have a sibling please ensure that you have completed an enrolment form. There are very few spaces for 2023 remaining so please make this a priority for your family.
Please contact the office if you require more information or refer to our school website.

Redhage Basketball Term 3

Cross Country 2022

Last Friday we held our Cross Country for Year 3-6 at Grenville oval, and the weather certainly didn’t disappoint. Well done to all students that ran on the day and a special mention to those who made the Interschool Cross country team. Those students who finished in the top 6 will compete at an Interschool event on the 26th of July which is in Week 2 of Term 3, more information about this event will be sent out early next term. 
A big thank you must go to all the staff who helped make the day run so smoothly, and ensured the students had a blast. Finally, thanks to all the parents in attendance who created a great atmosphere along the finish line with plenty of cheering and encouragement being given by all.  

Matt Taylor
Physical Education Teacher


2022 marks the 33rd Annual Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools and Colleges. It is the premier showcase of student creativity and talent in Western Australia’s Catholic schools. St Kieran Catholic Primary School has submitted a number of entries this year.

  • Isabella Lim (Primary Piano - solo)
  • Rose Traynor (Primary Piano - solo)
  • Christian Dance Troupe – Tuesday, 2 August, 10.30am

Tickets for these events will be available online from Monday, 4 July. These can be purchased via Try Booking on the Spirit of the Arts website: www.spiritofthearts.com.au

  • Year Six Creative Dance – Wednesday, 24 August, 6.30pm

Tickets for this event will be available from Monday, 18 July. These can be purchased through Ticketek: www.ticketek.com.au
The students have shown great enthusiasm and are to be commended on the pride they are taking in being part of this experience. I can’t wait to see these students shine on stage! We would love to have families and friends at the performances cheering us on, so please purchase your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Amanda Oregioni
Performance Arts Teacher (K-6)

Year 6 Winter Carnival

Last Thursday our Year 6 students competed against 7 other schools in Soccer, AFL, and Netball. All who attended represented the school in a positive way. There was both healthy competition and sportsmanship shown throughout all 3 sports as well as plenty of talent and determination. A special thanks to Ms Lanyi, Miss Drew, Mrs Evans and Mr Schwarze who all helped coach on the day.

Matthew Taylor

Physical Education Teacher

KEYED UP MUSIC LESSONS

Keyed Up Music will be teaching keyboard and guitar lessons in Term 3 after school. Lessons start from $19.80 for a small group. If you are interested in your son / daughter learning either the guitar or keyboard, please call Savanna on 0479 171 424 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form

Mercedes College

Mercedes College | A College for every girl in the heart of your city!

We have limited places available in all year groups for 2023 and are currently interviewing for 2024 & 2025.  If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes College, please visit our website at www.mercedes.wa.edu.au to request a prospectus, to enrol online or to book a tour of our campus. Please contact our Enrolments Officer, Mrs Nicole Kirk on 9323 1323 if you require further information.

Parking and Supervision at St Kieran

Please note parking in front of administration on Tyler Street is reserved for our Students with Additional Needs families - please refrain from parking here. All other families walking in to collect children are asked to park in the church car park. A reminder that before school, St Kieran Staff will only supervise the undercover area; and after school, staff will supervise the drive through and the undercover area.

Morgans Street Kiss and Drive

The morning and afternoon drive through can be a very busy place, which relies on all families doing the right thing to ensure it runs smoothly. In order to keep it flowing, we ask that parents stay in their car at these times, if you need to get out to assist your children then parking the car maybe a better option for you at this stage. Students are encouraged to independently get themselves out of and into the car, put their bags in and do up their own seatbelt.

Semester 1 Reports

This semester, mainstream school reports will look slightly different. We have included subject descriptors which state the content that has been taught in class in each of the learning areas. Teachers assess according to these descriptors and the assessment results are used to get the overall grade for that learning area. Individual subject comments will not appear on the report this year, but the general comment has been increased and will include statements about English and Mathematics.

We hope this adjustment provides parents with a lot more information about their children's progress and areas of focus moving forward.

End of Term and Start of Term 3

Just a reminder that we conclude Term 2 on Friday 1st July and return to school for Term 3 on Tuesday 19th July for all classes.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

The 24th June is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

This weekend we celebrate the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In many churches and homes, one of the most popular images of Jesus is the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This image is a reminder of the love Jesus has for all of us. The heart has always been seen as the “centre” or essence of a person.  Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is devotion to Jesus Christ Himself, but also a reminder to live our life through the two great Commandments:

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
Love your neighbour as yourself.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Prayer
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in You.
Help us to nurture,
respect and be valued as children of your heart.
Help us reach our full potential,
 and be recognised as individual using our God given gifts.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us.
Amen

I hope you are all managing to stay safe and well, please take care and have a great finish to the week
Daine Burnett
Principal
daine.burnett@cewa.edu.au

Enrolments Kindy 2023

We are currently undertaking enrolments and conducting interviews for Kindy 2023. Please make sure that you let your family and friends know and if you have a sibling please ensure that you have completed an enrolment form. 
Please contact the office if you require more information or refer to our school website.

Waste Free Wednesdays

Sleep

I thought this week that we would include an article about sleep and how important rest is for all of us! Already we are noticing that the students are coming in often late and very tired after the weekend and are taking awhile to settle back into work habits.  
Sleep is more important than you may think. Can you think of a time when you didn't get enough sleep? That heavy, groggy feeling is awful and, when you feel that way, you're not at your best. So if you're not too tired, let's talk about sleep. 
Why You Need Sleep 
The average kid has a busy day. There's school, taking care of your pets, running around with friends, going to sports practice or other activities, and doing your homework. By the end of the day, your body needs a break. Sleep allows your body to rest for the next day. 
Everything that's alive needs sleep to survive. Even your dog or cat curls up for naps. Animals sleep for the same reason you do — to give your body a tiny vacation. 
Your Brain Needs Zzzzzs 
Your body and yourbrainneed sleep. Though no one is exactly sure what work the brain does when you're sleeping, some scientists think that the brain sorts through and stores information, replaces chemicals, and solves problems while you snooze. Most kids between 5 and 12 get about 9.5 hours a night, but experts agree that most need 10 or 11 hours each night. Sleep is an individual thing and some kids need more than others. When your body doesn't have enough hours to rest, you may feel tired or cranky, or you may be unable to think clearly. You might have a hard time following directions, or you might have anargumentwith a friend over something really stupid. A school assignment that's normally easy may feel impossible, or you may feel clumsy playing your favourite sport or instrument. 
The Stages of Sleep 
As you're drifting off to sleep, it doesn't seem like much is happening . . . the room is getting fuzzy and your eyelids feel heavier and heavier. But what happens next? A lot! 
Your brain swings into action, telling your body howto sleep. As you slowly fall asleep, you begin to enter the five different stages of sleep: 
Stage 1 - In this stage of light sleep, your body starts to feel a bit drowsy. You can still be woken up easily during this stage. For example, if your sister pokes you or you hear a car horn outside, you'll probably wake up right away. 
Stage 2 - After a little while, you enter stage 2, which is a slightly deeper sleep. Your brain gives the signal to your muscles to relax. It also tells your heart to beat a little slower and your breathing to slow down. Even your body temperature drops a bit. 
Stage 3 - When you're in this stage, you're in an even deeper sleep, also called slow-wave sleep. Your brain sends a message to your blood pressure to get lower. Your body isn't sensitive to the temperature of the air around you, which means that you won't notice if it's a little hot or cold in your room. It's much harder to be awakened when you're in this stage, but some people may sleepwalk or talk in their sleep at this point.
Stage 4 - This is the deepest sleep yet and is also considered slow-wave sleep. It's very hard to wake up from this stage of sleep, and if you do wake up, you're sure to be out of it and confused for at least a few minutes. 
R.E.M. - R.E.M. stands for rapid eye movement. Even though the muscles in the rest of your body are totally relaxed, your eyes move back and forth very quickly beneath your eyelids. The R.E.M. stage is when your heart beats faster and your breathing is less regular. This is also the stage when people dream! 
While you're asleep, you repeat stages 2, 3, 4, and R.E.M. about every 90 minutes until you wake up in the morning. For most kids, that's about four or five times a night. Who said sleep was boring? 
How to Catch Your ZZZs 
For most kids, sleeping comes pretty naturally. Here are some tips to help you catch all the ZZZs you need: 

  • Try to go to bed at the same time every night; this helps your body get into a routine. 
  • Follow a bedtime routine that is calming, such as taking a warm bath or reading. 
  • Limit foods and drinks that contain caffeine. These include some sodas and other drinks. 
  • Don't have a TV or devices in your room. Research shows that kids who have these in their rooms sleep less. If you have a TV, turn it off when it's time to sleep. 
  • Don't exercise just before going to bed. Do exercise earlier in the day — it helps a person sleep better. 
  • Use your bed just for sleeping — not doing homework, reading, playing games, or talking on the phone. That way, you'll train your body to associate your bed with sleep. (Taken from Kids Health) 

I hope you are all managing to stay safe and well, please take care and have a great finish to the week. 

Daine Burnett
Principal 
daine.burnett@cewa.edu.au