Welcome to St Kieran's Catholic Primary School
St Kieran's School, Mount Isa caters for boys and girls from Prep to Year 6 and was officially opened on 17th March 1985 as a result of the rationalization of the town's four Catholic Primary schools. Although situated in the north east of Mount Isa, the school attracts families seeking Catholic education from throughout the city and from outlying areas. Continuing a tradition in the west, St Kieran's was initially staffed and administered by the Sisters of St Joseph. Since 1988 lay principals have carried on the work of Sr Jenny Scari, the last Religious principal. St Kieran's School is a small, close-knit community with a tradition of outstanding performance in academic, sporting and cultural arenas.
RECOGNITION FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE
St Kieran’s Catholic School is making history in education circles.
Late last year the Mount Isa primary school was awarded the Townsville Catholic Education Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education School Recognition Award, the first time it has ever been presented.
The award, presented at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Awards in Townsville, was accepted by principal (2014) Megan Wagstaff, Indigenous Education Support teacher Tammi Webber, and Learning enrichment teacher Danni Germaine.
Ms Wagstaff was proud of this achievement, acknowledging the role of the whole school community in implementing programs to support indigenous education.
“Our school caters for all of our students, and the work being done with indigenous education is very positive,” she said.
“St Kieran’s is doing wonderful things for indigenous education, but the exciting thing is that these initiatives are expanded for all our students to benefit as well,” Ms Wagstaff said.
The award will be presented each year to “celebrate the great work happening across the diocese” in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education.