St Kieran Newsletter Term 4, Week 1 - 14 October 2021
- Simplicity - A Hallmark of Jesus’ Life
- Term Calendar
- Kindy Orientation
- Traffic Crossing
- Staff PD Day
- Thank you City of Stirling
- St Kieran Disco Party - Friday 15 October
- Lowes Schoolwear 20% Off from 14th to 16th October 2021
- Kieran Connect Music Quiz Night - Friday 22 October
- Year 6 Kid's Quiz Night - Friday 29 October
- Parish Census Form
- Containers for Change
- Keyed Up Music Lessons
- Magpie Swooping Season
- Our Lady of Assumption Primary School Dianella Community Fete - 24 October
- Triple P Positive Parenting Program flyer for Term 4 2021
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 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.
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.
Mr Daine Burnett
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pre-Primary Blue Teacher & Sustainability Coordinator
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!
St Kieran Disco Party - Friday 15 October
Lowes Schoolwear 20% Off from 14th to 16th October 2021
Kieran Connect Music Quiz Night - Friday 22 October
Year 6 Kid's Quiz Night - Friday 29 October
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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