St Kieran Catholic Primary School
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116 Tyler Street
Tuart Hill WA 6060
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Phone: 08 6383 2600

Edition 1 February 7 2020

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Edition 1 February 7 2020

Welcome to all returning families and students and to those new to our school. We hope 2020 is a fantastic year for you at St Kieran. 

Firstly, I must apologise for my extended absence this week. I was called on Jury Duty and as such, have been required to complete my responsibility for this community service.  A very large thank you to my leadership team who have covered my absence amazingly well during the week.

2020 is an exciting year for our school as we celebrate our centenary with a number of events being organised during the year culminating in our main Centenary Event on Sunday 18 October 2020. More information will come out from the Centenary Committee outlining this and other events and what we will be doing to commemorate this important event.

This year we have added one new staff member to our team, Miss Courtney Mowatt in Year Two. Staffing and class placements have changed since last year. A list of all class teachers can be found below.

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Below are some important items that all families need to be aware of as they form the everyday part of the school. All of this information can also be found on the new school website at stkieran.wa.edu.au

Code of Conduct

The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to describe minimum standards of conduct in all behaviour and decision making to ensure the safety and well-being of students. It is important that everyone that enters our school and who interacts with our students either on the school site or in other places follow the code and the expectations that are detailed. The code is not an exhaustive list and is not meant to be. If at any time you need clarification or advice please discuss your questions or concerns with a member of the school leadership team. The Code can be read in full below.

School Uniform 

School uniform and the correct wearing of the items outlined in the policy is an expectation provided to families at enrolment. The policy has been created by parents and staff to ensure that our school sets the standards that it expects of the students in the school. To ensure that everyone is aware of the uniform expectations I have included the current policy beneath. It is expected that this policy will be reviewed during this year and members of our school community will be invited to participate in this process.

Mobile Phone Policy- Students

All Government schools are now working under a new Mobile Phone Policy for students. Our school has a current policy that received some updating due to this State Government policy change, specifically, the addition of wearable technology such as watches that have a cellular connection. If you wish for your child to come to school with a mobile phone then you need to read this policy and complete the attached permission form (page 2 of the Mobile Phone Usage Policy).  Please note students are not allowed to keep phones on their person or in their school bags at St Kieran.

Contacting your class teacher

If you need to contact your classroom teacher you can either email them at their school email address or contact the school admin at admin@stkieran.wa.edu.au  and request a callback or an interview. Your teacher has already sent you several emails and I would request that you save their address in case you need to make direct contact with them. We will not post individual email addresses to reduce spam email that is generated by posting these on our website.

Please note that all information regarding absences, medical needs or changes to normal pick up must be forwarded to the admin email account or phoned through.

Please do not send these through to your child’s teacher as they are not always able to find time in their day to check emails except at breaks or at the end of the day or they may be away sick or on offsite training. Our admin email and phone are always checked regularly during the day and all relevant information will be passed on as soon as possible.  

Please also ensure that you have access to Seesaw to follow your child's class and your individual child's progress. We see this tool as extremely important to stay informed with what your child is doing and as an opportunity to flag any concerns or questions regarding their progress with their class teacher. 

I hope you find the school year a fruitful one. Have a great weekend!

Peter Cutrona
Principal

Yr 1 to Year 6 - all year level parent/guardian meetings 

Date:           Monday 10 February 2020

Times:           
Session 1   6.00pm - 6.45pm
Session 2   6.45pm - 7.30pm (repeating session 1)

Location:    Your child's classroom

Please enter through Tyler Street gates.

If you are having any issues, please discuss with your child's teacher.

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Healthy Eating Parent information session with the Cancer council.

Our Packed with Goodness session is booked for 9.30am on Friday, 21st February in the Upper Learning area (above the school library).

To all St Kieran Families you are invited to join us for a FREE HEALTHY LUNCHBOX information session to be held on:

FRIDAY 21ST FEBRUARY AT 9:30AM IN THE UPPER LEARNING AREA

The session is 90 minutes in length and will cover the following topics:
• The importance of fruit and vegies for kids
• Tips for packing a healthy lunchbox
• Healthy alternatives to pre-packaged snacks
• Label reading
• The best drink choices for kids

Each parent will receive a free resource kit to take home, packed with information and goodies to get started!

Please RSVP to your child's teacher by Monday 17 Feburary.

There are a few places left for Piano Tuition being held at St Kieran Catholic Primary School by a registered teacher with over 20 year's experience.

Lessons are conducted on an individual basis throughout the school term and are alternated every week so that same class lesson will not be affected each week. Lessons will begin next week.

It is most important that you have either a piano or keyboard on which to practice. 

For further details or to enrol please contact Priscilla Smith on 0414 418 568.   Book early to avoid disappointment.

Priscilla Smith

Come and join in a great night of family fun and amusment at the Kieran Connect Family Night

Friday 21 February 2020    5.30pm to 8pm.

Food trucks  /  Karaoke  /  Photobooth  /Silent Disco

All St Kieran parents and caregivers are very welcome to attend our first Kieran Connect meeting will be held on Thursday, 13/2/20 at 2 pm in the staffroom.

Please send any agenda items to: 

lead@stkieran.wa.edu.au

At St Kieran, all staff have been trained to use the 1,2,3 Magic Program as part of our Behaviour Management in school.

Watch this video to learn about 123 Magic & Emotion Coaching in the Classroom… 

https://timelinemedia.wistia.com/medias/z8dupkkd88

A reminder to the parents and guardians of Year 3 students that the Reconciliation Commitment Masses will be held this weekend at the St Kieran Parish, 8th and 9th February 2020.

You and your child can attend either Mass as a prerequisite to receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Saturday evening 6.30pm        OR
Sunday morning 9.00am

Ms Kathy Dean and Mr Israel Ostle
St Kieran Year 3 teachers

Faith Pillar

Annaleah Cacciola

Savanh Medica

Carlos Sanzone

Community Pillar

Rebecca Hardegen

Chibasa Kalonga

Andrew Curciarello

Learning Pillar

Thineth Wijethunga

Loro Wol

Zavier Kneale

 

The Faction Leaders for 2020

Mercy: Ross Micale and Caris Barnett 

Frayne: Owen Hayes and Zara Zavier

Francis: Jye Corvaia and Sebastian Lozanovski

MacKillop: Mia Fazari and Lucia Berti

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NAVY UNIFORM

FACTION COLOUR UNIFORM

Pre Primary

Tuesday to Friday

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Year 1

Friday

Wednesday

Year 2

Monday

Friday

Year 3

Wednesday

Tuesday

Year 4

Thursday

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Year 5

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 Year 6

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