Welcome to Week 7!
Magic CtK Moments
As we head into the second half of Term 3, our students continue to showcase their amazing gifts and talents in so many ways. We have witnessed our students engaging in their education that truly has produced ‘Magic CtK Moments’. Some of these moments can include;
- Catholic Performing Arts Achievements
- Science Week
- Excursions and Incursions
- One Big Voice
- Book week celebrations including the Book Fair in our school library
- Wellness week celebrations
- Father’s day celebrations
- Dance classes
- Parent workshops
- Numero workshops
- Extra co-curricular classes before and after school
We are extremely grateful for the support from our families to ensure our students can embrace these wonderful opportunities. We sincerely thank our dedicated staff for the way they nurture and encourage all students to do their very best, everyday!
Each year since 1945, the Children’s Book Council Australia has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week. The theme for this year was “Read, Grow, Inspire ‘’. We celebrated books and Australian children’s authors and illustrators through class activities and of course, our fabulous book week parade. Thank you, parents, for supporting our book parade and our book fair in the library. We now have around $1000.00 to spend on new books for our students in our library!
Our annual school Open Night is being held on Wednesday 13 September (Week 9) from 5 – 7pm. It is a wonderful opportunity for our community to celebrate the great things we are doing at Christ the King and to view your child’s work on display in their classroom. We hope to see all families there.
Mrs McLinden and our students are preparing for the Athletics Carnival on Friday 15 September. Our Jumps and Throws day will be held on Tuesday 12 September for all students in Years 3-6. Please mark these dates in your diaries. More information will be sent home soon. Thank you to our wonderful parent volunteers. You are all amazing!
Word on Wellbeing – Highway Heroes
Thank you to those parents and carers who attended our parent evening workshop last week on ‘Growing Resilience and Wellbeing’ led by Helen Davidson, from Highway Heroes. We can’t wait to begin the program with the students at Christ the King. Watch this space!
Some of our talented Year 5 and 6 students have participated in the Gwenyth Ewens Art Award Competition. They were asked to paint or draw a historical building located in the Fremantle area. Gwenyth Ewens (1916 – 1995) a trailblazing architect and proud Fremantle identity made a Request to the City of Fremantle in 1987 to promote the appreciation of Fremantle’s beautiful buildings through an art competition for local children. The inaugural competition took place in 1989 and has been running annually ever since.
All entries will be judged by a panel and two students from our school will be awarded prizes. The Awards Ceremony on the evening of the exhibition opening, Thursday September 21st with doors opening at 4.30 pm and the Awards Ceremony commencing at 5 pm, of which the winning entries will be announced. The evening will be hosted by historian, lecturer and broadcaster, Richard Offen. Two winners from each school will be announced and all the student submissions of paintings and pencil sketches will be on display. Students’ art will continue to be on display in the Fremantle Town Hall for public view from Friday 22 September to Sunday 8 October 10 am – 2 pm.
I encourage our school community to visit the exhibition during the school holidays and celebrate our student’s amazing artistic abilities. Parents, students and the school community are invited to attend the awards ceremony.
The following below, is the link to RSVP the Art Award Ceremony –Gwenyth Ewens Art Awards Presentation & Exhibition Opening 2023 Tickets, Thu 21/09/2023 at 4:30 pm | Eventbrite, tickets are free. Tickets are needed to reserve a spot and to monitor attendance only.
Visual Arts Teacher
We kindly request that you please keep your sick children at home to protect the health of all students and staff. Ensuring a safe and healthy learning environment is paramount. Let’s also reinforce the importance of good hygiene practices to minimise the spread of illnesses. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Our Year 6 Head Girl and Head Boy, Ahlia and Maksim will be interviewing our staff throughout the year so that we all can get to know each other well. This week they interviewed Mr Dom, our fantastic groundsman. To find out more about Mr Dom, please read below:
How long have you worked as a grounds person?
What’s your favourite colour and why?
Blue, because it is the colour of the sky.
Why did you come to Christ the King?
I like working outdoors and I like a job where I’m helping people.
Were you working at a different school before our school?
Yes, Iona over the holidays.
Did you have a pet when you were young?
A goat called Betsy.
What do you love about working at Christ the King?
Really great people and staff to work with!
We know that many students at Christ the King have amazing gifts and talents and achieve outstanding things outside of their lives at our school. We would love to hear about all these achievements and have created a ‘Student Spotlight’ section in the Newsletter where you can share your stories with us. In order for us to share the news, we require as much detail as you can provide, so please email Mrs Reardon at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We can’t wait to hear and share your news!
CRUNCH & SIP
Wishing you all a lovely weekend!
Mrs Sabrina Reardon
To our wonderful home,
We are about to embark on some exciting new sustainability initiatives around the school and part of this process is a revisioning of the garden beds around the quadrangle. These garden beds are going to be given a new purpose and in order for this to take place, we are clearing out the current plants. If you would like any of these plants, they will be available for a gold coin donation on Friday afternoon after school in the quadrangle.
First in best dressed!
Mrs Lisa Tilzey
Year Four Red Class Teacher