- Principal News
- Ash Wednesday - next week 26/2/20
- Family Night - Kieran Connect
- Kindergarten Enrolment 2021- St Kieran Catholic Primary School
- Preferred Payment for school fees 2020
- Faction Swimming Carnival - Yrs 4-6 - Friday 28 February
- 2020 Key Dates
- 24:7 Youth Group
- Stirling JFC free pre season Development Training Sessions
- Parenting Courses available locally
- St Paul’s Parish Mt Lawley - Fundraising Sale
- Australian Girls Choir – complimentary open classes
- Mercedes College Open Day and Enrolments
- Kids Art Club
Three weeks in and the children have done a great job of starting the year off on the right note. The levels of engagement in class are high and we appreciate your ongoing support of the teaching program. Working collaboratively with staff can only enhance the situation for all students.
This year we have had an enormous following for choir and have two groups, Year 2-3 for the junior choir and Year 4-6 for the senior choir with over 70 children wishing to be part of the groups, which is amazing! Thank you for supporting this initiative and allowing it to expand to its current point.
This week school fees were sent out to the email addresses provided to us for this purpose. If you have not received your annual fee statement, wish to discuss your account or would like to book an appointment with the Principal, contact the accounts department by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the school office. We understand that circumstances can change and would like to offer help to any family in need.
This evening the Kieran Connect family night will be in full flight! A very big thank you to our Year 2 and 6 parents who have coordinated and organised an amazing event for our entire community. Please see below for further information about the night.
Next week our Year 6 students, together with staff will spend three days at the annual Year 6 camp. This is a great opportunity for students to experience learning in a new environment, one which also helps staff learn more about students in a different setting. We hope for great weather and plentiful opportunities for the children over the three days. We greatly appreciate the willingness of staff to give of their personal time to ensure the success of the camp.
Also next week our annual faction swimming carnival will be held at the Craigie Leisure Centre for Years 4-6. Information regarding the event has already been sent out and all queries should be directed to Mr Hort via the school office.
At parent meetings last week we discussed how we require communication to occur, to allow for urgent messages to be received promptly and to ensure that vital information is not missed. If you need to send absentee information, change of information for pickups or information that is important for the teacher to be aware of during the day, this should be sent to email@example.com to ensure that it is received promptly. Teachers during the day will be teaching, on duty during break time or maybe offsite and unable to access emails. The office is always manned and the emails checked on a regular basis during the day. If you require a prompt response then sending it via the office will be your best option. Also, if you email a staff member then please anticipate that it may take up to 24 hours for a response. If you don't receive a response in this time frame then please follow it up with the staff member through the school office. Please remember that we are human and may have not been able to get to your request as we are dealing with other issues.
Look forward to seeing you later this evening!
Next week we will celebrate Ash Wednesday, which begins the forty day season of Lent that leads to Easter. On Ash Wednesday, we come together to remind ourselves that we don’t always follow God’s ways and need to ask God for His mercy and forgiveness. Like God’s people in the time of the prophets, we wear ashes to show that we want to turn away from whatever keeps us from God, so that we can live in a closer relationship with God and each other.
Students are encouraged to think of things they could do to become closer to God. e.g. have conversations with God, do good deeds and give to Project Compassion. As adults we understand these acts to be FASTING, PRAYER and ALMSGIVING.
For Catholics, Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and abstaining from meat. Fasting reminds us that food alone cannot make us happy. We must also be fed with prayer, with God’s Word and by meeting Jesus in the Sacraments, especially Reconciliation and Eucharist. Students under the age of 14 are not required to fast during Lent. The small sacrifices we make during Lent make room in our hearts to welcome the risen Jesus at Easter. Please take some time to talk with your children about the meaning of Lent and discuss together what could be a meaningful sacrifice for this time.
Remember the concept of not only ‘giving up’ during Lent, but ‘taking up.’
What can we ‘take up’ that will improve our lives and the lives of others this Lent?
St Kieran Kindergarten 2021 interview process will be taking place in March 2020.
If your child was born between 1/7/16-30/6/17, your child will be eligible for Kindy 20201. To avoid disappointment please ensure you have lodged an enrolment application.
Check St Kieran website for information www.st.kieran.wa.edu.au or contact the office 63832600
Please use the form below to inform the accounts department at St Kieran regarding how payment for fees will be made in 2020. You can either download the following pdf form, print it off and return to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are using options 1,2 or 3 or you can use the online form below if you are choosing options 1 or 2.
KEY DATES FOR 2020
|Family Night - Parent Connect 5.30-8pm|
|Wednesday 26 February||Ash Wednesday|
|Thursday 9 April||Holy Thursday/ End of Term 1|
|Tuesday 28 April||Pupil Free Day- Students do not attend|
|Wednesday 29 April||Term 2 Commences- All Students|
|Wednesday 3 July||End of Term 2|
|Monday 20 July||Pupil Free Day- Students do not attend|
|Tuesday 21 July||Term 3 Commences|
|Friday 21 August||Pupil Free Day- Students do not attend|
|Monday 24 August||Pupil Free Day- Students do not attend|
|Friday 25 September||End of Term 3|
|Monday 12 October||Pupil Free Day- Students do not attend|
|Tuesday 13 October||Term 4 Commences|
|Sunday 18 October||Centenary Open day and Mass 11am Start|
|Friday 11 December||End of Term 4|
Come along to the Stirling JFC Free Preseason Development Training Sessions.
Open for everyone from Year 3 to Year 12 to help boys and girls develop their confidence through football skills, fitness and teamwork.
You do not need to be a registered player with Stirling JFC to attend. So bring some friends. Everyone is welcome.
Our amazing Coaches will be running a variety of training sessions for fitness and skills before the season kicks off. Children will be separated into smaller groups by age and rotate throughout different activities relevant for their age.
When: Wednesdays commencing 4 March 2020 (runs for 6 weeks)
Time: 5.30pm – 7pm
Where: Richard Guelfi Reserve, Delawney Street, Balcatta
Please register your interest in attending by booking a free ticket for each player and indicate what School year they are in through our Stirling JFC Team app or click on the below to register.
Relationships Australia Parenting Courses for March 2020.
Places are limited – please contact (08) 6164 0239 to register today.
For more information about the courses and workshops please visit
Triple P Positive Parenting Program
A FREE program that teaches practical and effective ways to enhance family relationships and manage common child behaviour issues.
Who is this program for?
Parents, carers and/or grandparents of a child aged between 3 and 8 years.
St Paul’s Parish Fundraising Sale of recycled Women’s & Children’s clothes, shoes, bags, hats, costume jewellery, scarves etc. On Sunday 23rd February from 10am to 4pm in the School Hall Learoyd St Mt Lawley. Donations welcome.
The Australian Girls' Choir is currently offering free open classes to school-aged girls during February and March. Attending an open class gives girls the opportunity to explore their musical and performance skills in a fun and nurturing environment. Girls have fun as they learn to sing, dance and perform in weekly classes that emphasise personal growth and self-esteem. Visit https://ausgirlschoir.com.au/openclass/ for more details.
Early in 2020, Mercedes College will commence interviewing Year 4 and Year 5 students who are due to start Year 7 in 2022 & 2023 respectively. If you are considering enrolling your daughter and have not yet requested a Prospectus, please contact Mrs Julie Lamb on 9323 1340 as soon as possible.
Open Day - 17 March 8.30 to 1pm - to register call 9323 1323.
Enquiries are also welcome for places in Year 7 for 2020 and 2021. For more information please refer to the College website, www.mercedes.wa.edu.au.