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Co-Curricular Programs

Co-Curricular Programs

Pastoral Care

Our Religious Programme follows that prescribed by the Diocesan Education Council.

The school recognises the important role of parents. With them teachers share in the task of imparting Christian values of love and reverence for God, concern for the welfare and understanding of others, joy in giving rather than receiving, of unselfishness and honesty, the love of beauty and the desire for knowledge to the students.

Prayer, formal as well as structured personal prayer, is part of our school life.

School masses and liturgies are held to celebrate special events such as the opening and closing of the school year and special liturgical events.

Whilst we recognise the importance of imparting knowledge, we are strongly committed to leading students to know God as a friend who always loves and cares. This is done through our personal witness to each other as members of our school community and extending this to all who come into our school.

Seasons for Growth

Seasons For Growth aims to build the resilience of children and young people who are dealing with significant loss or change.

The death of a loved one, parental divorce or separation, moving house or school.......big changes like these can cause confronting and confusing emotions. Seasons For Growth helps children to develop the language needed to express their feelings, and gives them a safe place to talk about them.

In small groups, participants work through activities and discussions which teach that grief is like the seasons - cyclical in nature and part of life. The program runs over 8 weeks with groups of 6-8 participants who are led by a trained companion. Activities include talking, writing, drawing, music and movement. Participants each receive a beautiful journal to use throughout the program, and keep forever.

There are three levels available:

  • Level 1:  6-8 year olds
  • Level 2:  9-10 year olds
  • Level 3:  11-12 year olds

For more information on the Seasons For Growth program, please contact Mrs Peta Laffin on 4744 9000.

Digital Citizenship

As a way of improving Digital Literacy in the whole school community, St Kieran's School has a whole school approach to Cyber Safety / Digital Citizenship. Throughout each school year, students are educated in using technology appropriately and being competent and respectful digital citizens. The school takes part in the annual initiative "Safer Internet Day" facilitated by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

Instrumental Program

Instrumental Music Program at St Kieran's Catholic School.

Instrumental music lessons are offered to students of St. Kieran's School. Involvement in the program is on a voluntary basis.  Having such a program does much to add to the cultural atmosphere of the school.  Students become eligible to take part in the instrumental program from Year 3 - Year 6 for certain instruments.  This year we have purchased smaller instruments so students in year 1 and 2 can participate. Parents pay for their children's involvement in the program in addition to paying all other school fees and charges. The school also provides hire for instruments if required. Please note: To be eligible to participate in the Music Program, families must be financial and not have any outstanding school fees.

2020 fess per term will be:

  • Individual $200.00

All lessons are of half hour duration and are held during school time.  If the group size that is requested is not available you will be consulted before tutoring commences as to the reasons and charged accordingly.

Instrumental Music Teachers can provide guidance for the purchase of rental of instruments.  Students need to purchase their own tuition book as directed by their music teachers (Will be applied to Term 1 Fees).  They should all have a music stand for home practice.

Once your child has enrolled they are committed to lessons for the entire term. No refund can be given. If your child wishes to withdraw from the program written notification must be given to the office 2 weeks before the end of term.

A timetable for each term will be given to your child.  This time is also displayed in the classrooms and on their individual desk.  It is your child’s responsibility to attend lessons at the given time.  If your child is absent from school on their lesson day (due to illness, family holidays etc) these lessons cannot be made up.  Every effort will be made to make up missed lessons while children are on camp or class excursions, subject to availability of time by the tutor.