Christ the King School


87 York Street,
Beaconsfield WA 6162
PO Box 213
South Fremantle WA 6162
P: (08) 9487 9900

From the Principal – Term 2, Week 10

Dear Parents and Guardians

End of Term Prayer

We thank you Lord, for this term.
For the challenges, the successes, and the mistakes from which we have
Be with us as we spend our time with family and friends.
Give us strength and courage to do what is right: to be witnesses of our faith.
Help us to be a practical Christian these holidays, to appreciate what others
do for us, to give time and effort to help others.
To be peacemakers in our family.
Keep us safe in our activities; give us good rest and good fun.
Bring us back refreshed and ready for a new term.
We thank you for our classmates, teachers, parents
And a community that cares for us.
May we always be conscious of you in our lives.


What a wonderful term this has been!

Thank You Staff As we approach the end of Semester One, I thank the staff of Christ the King who are an exceptional group of dedicated professionals. I am constantly in awe of their commitment. The depths of their conversations reflect professionals who have a highly developed understanding of good pedagogical practice. I wish to take this opportunity to acknowledge all their wonderful work. May God bless each and every one of them and may they find comfort in the knowledge their vocations as teacher, sages and educators are a lofty and most honourable calling.

I wish to congratulate our students on their commitment to learning in the most challenging of times. Their resiliency and tenacity are certainly a wonderful example to us all. I sincerely thank our parent community for their support and encouragement throughout this semester. It is one that we will never forget and take many learnings from. It has been a privilege to learn more about this wonderful school when faced with adversity and the people inside it have defined our TRUE values throughout the journey.

A very big thank you also to our P&F who have worked tirelessly even though for a large part of this semester we have been restricted by Covid. I really enjoy our meetings as the discussions are always around improving school resources and the learning journey of all children in our school.

Thank you to the Advisory Council for their support in my endeavours to have a future focus for our school. All our SAC members do a tremendous job in making many important financial decisions and keeping our school financially viable. It is exciting to see the SAC now involving themselves in sub-committees like Risk Audit and Maintenance, Marketing and Capital Development. More information will be shared in the coming months with our school community.

NAIDOC Week is a time for Aboriginal people to come together in different ways to connect to culture and country. NAIDOC Week is also an opportunity for non-Aboriginal Australians to grow their cultural awareness, knowledge and skills, by participating in Aboriginal community events in a respectful way.

Congratulations to Ruby Yr2 and Jessica Yr6 for winning the NAIDOC Colouring-in Competition. They received a $5 canteen voucher, which can be used in term three. Thank you to everyone for participating as it was a very difficult decision to find two winners. Thank you to Mrs Philp and Mr Geaney for coordinating this competition and NAIDOC Week, awesome job!


Christ the King Wellness Dog


Introducing our Wellness Dog who is 5 weeks old! From some time in term three, she will be joining our staff and be trained as a Wellness Dog.

The Student Council has setup a Microsoft Form where you as a family can choose the most appropriate name for her. The Form will be open until Tuesday, 19 July. Please go to the following link to vote!

I leave you with these thoughts for the holidays. A time when you may need a little more patience and understanding of your children.

Always remember to:

Listen with love
Listen with eyes as well as ears
Listen with understanding and
Listen often and God will ensure your family has a wonderful time together for the holiday and always.


I wish all staff, parents and children a wonderful holiday and pray that the next two weeks will be a beautiful chance for all parents to spend time together with their children. We look forward to welcoming everyone back refreshed and ready for Term 3.

We wish to advise the school dates for the start of Term 3, are as follows:

MONDAY            18 July 2020                      School Starts for Staff and Students

THURSDAY          22 September 2020        Last day of Term Three for Students and Staff


God Moments:

  • Watching our staff interact with the students – we see Jesus in action in 2022.
  • Supporting our Year 4 children receive Holy Communion for the first time last weekend.

Andrew Kelly

Messages from the Assistant Principal

Just another reminder for next term.

Parking in Early Childhood Centre Carpark

Dear Parents. Parking is always at a premium around schools, especially at pick-up and drop-off points and times. We know and appreciate that many parents have gone to a lot of effort to make safe and considerate decisions in regards to parking in both the afternoon and morning.

It’s really important and vital for the safety of all of our community that parking areas are used correctly at all times. This area (photographed above) in the Junior Carpark is not a drop off point. There is Disabled Parking bays at both ends of this strip. Usually, both parents and children have to use the area behind the car when stationery in the disabled bays to stand and unload children and equipment.

There also appears to be a bank up of vehicles behind the red car. This bank-up blocks other users, doing the correct thing, from passing by. 

The Loop off Annie Street is purpose built for drop off in the morning. If your child is old enough to get out of the car and walk to their class independently, they are old enough to be dropped off at the Loop in the morning and walk up from there. It’s safe and convenient for everyone. There are also designated parking areas.

Our early Childhood Centre Carpark is there exclusively for parents/carers of children attending the Early Childhood Centre, Pre Kindy to Pre-Primary children.

Could you please stop using this area to park/stop in.

Thank you for your continued support.

Andrew and Brian


McTavish House​

“Truth and Honesty”​

McTavish is named after John McTavish who was the first lay principal of Christ the King.  The term lay means John McTavish was the first non religious Principal.  This is how the McTavish House received its name.  John McTavish was Principal from January 1975 – 1992 at Christ the King School where it was first located on the hill next to Christ the King Church.

John McTavish was a lovely patient man who was willing to give up his time to anyone who needed him.  John McTavish also opened the Pre-Primary Centre in 1977 he bought a house, on the hill next to the school, which transformed into a Pre-Language Centre.  The Pre Language centre was aimed at students who came from other countries and could not speak English by the time they went to school.​​

The McTavish House is coloured blue as it represents the Scottish colours as John McTavish was of Scottish heritage.  This is shown on our Scottish flags today.  Our House’s virtue is that of truth and honesty.  By being honest we show our respect for other people and live out Christ’s law of love.  God knows all things and while we can deceive others, we can never deceive God.  We can show truth and honesty by bringing the love of Christ to others.​


Thanks for The Water Play

Kindy Water play. It wonderful to watch the children playing in the water in our ECE Playground. Thanks again to Nahla and Matilda’s (Kindy) Fathers for fixing the pump up over the last holidays. Even the bigger kids are getting into the fun.



Thanks to all of the children for collecting eggs again this term. Classes are rostered onto collecting the eggs at least once per semester. Our new chickens, plus a few extras donated, have been producing plenty of eggs. If you would like to purchase/order, please ask at the office. $3.00 per dozen. Money collected goes towards purchasing feed, hay and other related items. Get in quick or place an order.

We’ve had frequent escapes during the past weeks. Thank you for your patience and assistance in recapturing ‘escapees. They have all had a ‘clip’ this week, so here’s hoping?  


Whole School Celebrations for Term 3.

August 15. Cyber Bully and Yong Mary Incursion.

August 17. Assumption Mass- Christ the King Church 9.30 am.

August 24. Book Week Parade. Start time to be confirmed.

August 31 Open Night. Details to be confirmed.

Brian Dobbie
Assistant Principal


Community News


Private Music Tuition from Term Three

“Jenelle Russo Studio will now be offering private singing lessons at Christ the King from Term 3. Please contact for enrolment information”


“Don’t miss out on the Bricks 4 Kidz Lego building sessions starting again in Term 3. It will be all about Dinosaurs! Moving, roaring and chomping their way to your library starting in Week 2 every Tuesday at 3:15pm. Sessions available are Jurassic Brick Land for 5+ year olds ($132 per term), Jurassic Brick Land with Junior Robotics for 7+ ($178 per term) and Advanced Robotics for 9+ ($207 per term). Click here for more info and bookings,

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