Our school is founded on the patron saint of St Kieran of Saighir and our school charism is founded on Edmund Rice and the Christian Brothers using Edmund Rice's legacy of compassion and care for others.
St Kieran's was officially opened on 17 March, 1985, as a result of the rationalization of Mount Isa'a four Catholic Primary schools. Previous to this St Kieran’s was an all-boys high school, run by the Christian Brothers, on the grounds of the now Good Shepherd Catholic College. The new St Kieran’s on the Short Street campus continued a tradition in the West, initially headed by a member of the Josephite Order, Sr Jenny Scari (St Mary of the cross Mackillop). St Kieran’s fascinating history has created an interesting Charism founded on the charism of Edmund Rice and the Christian Brothers. While retaining what is valuable from the past we look to the future and aim to develop abilities to face an ever-changing world.
St Kieran’s is very multicultural with families sharing a variety of backgrounds and cultures. We endeavour to build a community in which each person is valued, living in harmony with and caring for each other.
Positive participation by all members of the school community - parents, children, staff and parishioners - is encouraged through respectful, open communication. St Kieran’s community is very special in the way it values each person as an individual yet works together in support of each other. Our School Motto, “Love God. Love One Another.” is very meaningful for our school community and underpins all we do.