The death of Sister Philomene Tiernan is the most recent of the hard times that the school has faced. She died on the 17th of July, 2014. Her tragic death was a result of the Malaysian Airline crash of flight MH17.
Though Sister Phil is no longer with us today, her legacy still remains throughout the Sacred Heart Community and she continues to inspire many students of KRB. Sister Phil was a great role model for students and teachers alike, as she was an educator of great faith and intellect, with a strong commitment to social justice and personal growth.
The death of Sister Philomene Tiernan has inspired the students and teachers to become better people. She has done this with her determined, purposeful actions, and by making everyone at KRB feel a sense of belonging and wellbeing. For ten years, Sister Phil was the director of boarding at the school, she made all boarders feel welcome and have a sense of belonging.