Congratulations to our students in Year 3 and 5 for completing the NAPLAN assessments throughout the past two weeks. The NAPLAN assessments were scheduled earlier than in past years, and we have been so impressed with the way the children have completed the assessments with a positive mindset. Thank you to our Year 3 and 5 teachers, who administered the assessments, during the testing period.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Please keep our Year 3 students in your prayers, as they prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. All Year 3 students attended the Sacrament of Reconciliation retreat day at Schoenstatt Shrine, in Armadale today. This retreat day looked at how God wants us to draw closer to Him through offering His love and forgiveness. The day was packed full of meaningful and engaging activities that specifically cater for young people. Thank you to our Year 3 teachers for organising and coordinating this, for the students in their care.
Harmony day will be celebrated at Christ the King on Monday 27th March. Harmony day celebrates how all our differences, cultures and backgrounds make Australia a great place to live! It is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. Harmony Day’s message is that ‘everyone belongs’.
All students are encouraged to wear ‘orange’ or cultural/traditional dress on Monday 27th March. Orange is the colour of Harmony Day as it is traditionally the colour of communication and respect. We will be completing some Harmony Day activities in class and students will be working together with their buddy class on this day. We will also be having a ‘live band performance’ from Seton College for all students, in the school hall from 1.45 pm. We are really looking forward to celebrating this day at Christ the King!
There have been a number of children away with what appears to be ‘gastro’ (gastroenteritis). It is important that parents are aware that this is a notifiable illness and if your child is showing signs or has been sick, it is important that they remain home until they are well enough to return to school. It can be contagious and can cause further spread, not just within the class, but across the whole school.
Reminder of our school uniform
The Christ the King school uniform is a symbol of our school and helps our students develop a sense of belonging within our school community. Wearing the uniform correctly and being well-presented encourages a sense of pride in appearance and what the uniform represents – our school community.
Please ensure your child is dressed neatly for school each day including the correct uniform on the correct day, correct shoes and the correct school colours in your child’s hair. Claw clips and bright coloured hair ties/scrunchies are not permitted. Please click here to find out more about our uniform policy; 7a71ad_04559641fe9448b8971f63ec7311a32d.pdf (ctk.wa.edu.au) We thank you for your continued support.
Project Compassion will continue throughout the season of Lent with each class having their own Project Compassion box. Project Compassion aims to work towards making the lives of others better around the world. This year’s theme is For Future Generations. Students may wish to do extra chores around the house to earn money or go without a special treat such as an ice-cream and donate the money to Project Compassion https://www.caritas.org.au/project-compassion/a-day-with-thu/
Crunch & Sip
Participating in a daily in class, Crunch & Sip break provides an opportunity for children to drink water and eat an extra serve of vegetables or fruit to support good health and to help with learning and concentration in the classroom. Below are some ‘healthy swaps’ ideas you may like to consider!
Wishing you all a lovely weekend!
Message from Mrs McLinden – CtK Physical Education Teacher
CTK Swimming Carnival 2023
Melville Aquatic Centre was again the venue for the CTK swimming carnival on Tuesday 21 March.
Buses arrived on time, the venue was set up, and management worked with us to ensure a fine carnival.
50m Heats started off the program, followed by the 25m and novelty events, 50m events and relays.
Before the relays, scores were fairly close between the top three Houses, so wins were vital to ensure Top Spot. After the age-group relays and a version of an Open Medley Relay, Donovan came out in first place with 293 points, followed by joint 2nd place winners De Vialar and McTavish ( 213 points) and Milne (172 points). Competition was fierce all day, and the passion the students had for their Houses was heartfelt and noticeable – you are wonderful children at CTK!
Individual medallists were:
Year 4 Boys Year 4 Girls
3rd: Jamie Haylett Georgia Cribb
2nd: Finn Hart Antoinette Maguire
1st: Taj Lewis and Leo Ostuni Bailey Read
Year 5 Boys Year 5 Girls
3rd: Jake Carr Emma Da Luz
2nd: Tom Courtney Dominique Valsecchi
1st: Logan Blackwood Jaida Haylett
Year 6 Boys Year 6 Girls
3rd: Tom Dudley Ella Terrigno
2nd: Raph Meakins Ella OSullivan
1st: Liam Seaward Savannah Blackwood
Many thanks to: the CTK staff who run this event and ensure it flows smoothly; Andrew for our free coffees; parents and friends who came to support our children, and who offered to help in any way; the staff at Melville Aquatic Centre who couldn’t do enough to assist us; and our beautiful children for their effort, support and compassion for each other and their willingness to GIVE IT A GO! You make us so very proud!
Marg McLinden (Phys Ed)