It has been wonderful to welcome all our students and staff back to Christ the King School for the 2024 academic year! There was much excitement as new students commenced, while old students returned to become reacquainted with school life once again. Inclusivity is important in our community, and it was evident that this was experienced throughout the first few weeks of school!
Staff have been working extremely hard to ensure classrooms and surroundings were ready to go for the year ahead. All classrooms are looking spacious, clean and bright and we thank our dedicated staff for all of their hard work and preparation!
We look forward to creating and sharing many special moments with you this year! Your support in ensuring your child was organised and well prepared for the first day of school is very much appreciated!
2024 Parent Information Evening
Our Parent Information Evening was a huge success. Thank you to those parents and carers who were able to join us to hear our CtK Vision for 2024 and to listen to their child’s classroom teachers. Your support is greatly appreciated! We encourage you to reach out to your child’s teachers with any concerns or queries, recognising that they are busy individuals who will respond to you within 48 hours. We also ask for your support in acknowledging that family time is precious to them, and we ask that contact be made during the school day.
Shrove Tuesday, well known as Pancake Tuesday, is the last day before the season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. Students from Kindergarten to Year 6, will be provided with a pancake made by our wonderful P&F next Tuesday 13 February, 2024. Thank you to all the parents involved in this.
Sacrament Commitment Masses
All students who intend to enrol in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, First Eucharist or Confirmation this year, are required to attend one of the Parish Masses as a sign of their commitment. During the Mass, students will be asked to stand and pledge their commitment to the Sacrament.
Parish mass times are: Saturday 9 March at 6pm OR Sunday 10 March at 10am.
- Children enrolling in First Holy Communion must have already received the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
- Children enrolling in Confirmation classes must have already received both theSacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
NAPLAN is a National Literacy and Numeracy assessment that students in Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 sit each year. NAPLAN Information for parents and caregivers will be sent home with students in Year 3 and 5 this week. Please check your child’s school bag. For more information about NAPLAN please visit: https://nap.edu.au/
An important reminder that we are Allergy Aware at Christ the King School and we have many of our families that rely on our vigilance, which means we all need to be mindful of the following life threatening allergic reactions at the school. Please be aware as you pack your child’s lunch box each day. We have already had a child have a very serious allergic reaction in our Early Childhood Classroom. Please no nuts, peanut butter etc. Child safety is paramount. Below is a list of allergies we are aware of:
- All Nuts
- Eggs (raw or cooked)
Academic success and engagement are intricately linked with school attendance. We ask parents and carers to set the expectation of daily attendance, establish good morning routines that ensure students arrive to school on time. Please ensure that any absence is communicated promptly to the school before 9am to ensure that you child is accounted for. Please do not wait for a message from the school.
Whole School Crunch and Sip
Crunch and Sip is a primary school nutrition program, developed to increase the amount of vegetables, fruits and water being consumed by Western Australian children. It is an easy way to help children stay healthy and happy during class time! It is essential for all students to have a small container of crunchy fruit or vegetables everyday for a Crunch and Sip snack. Classroom teachers have communicated with their class, when this will take place. Participating in a daily in class Crunch and 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. Check out the handy guides on the link below for packing Crunch and Sip and healthy lunchboxes in order for your child to get the most out of their school day.
Arrival and Dismissal of Students in Years 1 to 6
A gentle reminder that supervision of students in Years 1 to 6 commences at 8:10am in the quadrangle. Classroom doors open at 8:30am for students to complete their morning routine tasks with teaching and learning commencing at 8:40am. Students are not to arrive to school prior to 8:10am unless attending a scheduled co-curricular activity or before school care with Smileys.
Classes are dismissed at 3pm. Please clearly communicate with your child how they are travelling home each day and ensure punctual collection. If the plan for collecting your child changes throughout the day, please contact the front office and a message will be communicated to your child.
Please be respectful of our staff completing administration, preparation and meetings before and after school and always make an appointment. We consider the safety, health and wellbeing of all children to be of paramount importance and, therefore, ask that parents respect the procedures that are in place.
Early Childhood Carpark
A reminder that only parents of children in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Pre-Primary and those with special permission are permitted to park in the Early Childhood Car Park. All children in these classes, must be collected from their classrooms by parents/guardians. We thank you for your co-operation.
A Message from our Head Girl and Head Boy
Hello! Our names are Dominque and Christian and we are your Head Boy and Head Girl for 2024. This year, we are excited to help our school community by contributing new ideas and helping this school become a better place! We have had some ideas, and we would like to tell a few of them in this spiel.
- Our first idea is to have a sensory playground, where the equipment is suitable for kids with special needs. A sensory session before school for kids with special needs to play with sensory toys and have fun!
- Changing the bell to music to lighten up everyone’s day Eg a different song every day of the week!! More before and after school activities and toilets upstairs for kids in Year 4 – 6.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend!
Mrs. Sabrina Reardon
Hello everyone and welcome back! I hope you all have enjoyed a well deserved break and are feeling recharged and ready for an exciting year ahead. I would like to formally introduce myself, my name is Suraya and I will be your P&F President for 2024. I have been a part of the CTK Community for 11 years this year and I feel privileged to be able to contribute ideas and help create new events that we will run this year.
We truly appreciate your valuable input and feedback so we have created opportunities for you to volunteer or lead events that will further enrich our school community. The P&F are working hard behind the scenes to create an online system to make it easier for you to access important information, RSVP and pay for orders/raffle tickets and view upcoming school events.
We are a talented bunch here at CTK and we want everyone to be able to promote their business by using the Community Pin up board located outside the office. Please feel free to place your flyers/business cards inside. The new P&F Letter box (which is also located outside the office) is up and running for all future P&F correspondence. Alternatively, you can reach us at Ctk.email@example.com for all enquiries and feedback from events.
Thank you in advance for all of your support and contributions for the year ahead. We have a fantastic committee this year and are very excited to get started!
The 2024 P&F
- Melissa Fiocco – Secretary
- Katrina Fernandes – Treasurer
- Vice President – Naomi O’hara
- President – Suraya Correia
The first P&F meeting of the year is being held on Wednesday 21st February (Week 4) from 7:30–8:30 p.m. in the school Library. We would love to welcome new faces and encourage you all to attend to keep up to date with all of the exciting things happening in Term 1.
Thank you so much!
Suraya Correia – President