Dear Parents and Guardians
I believe that I am special.
I am different to every other person and have my own gifts.
I believe that God knows and loves me just as I am.
He helps me to grow to be like Him, and to always do my best.
I believe that I can become the person that God wants me to be, because the people in my school and family care for me.
Welcome back to Term Three. The holiday weeks go by very quickly, but I hope that the time away from the school routine allowed for some relaxation, in readiness for another busy term ahead at school!
As teachers, students and parents we strive to actively value and support all members of our School community, and as we do this we grow in love and understanding of each other. As we begin a new term together, we look forward to gracious and tolerant attitudes towards each other, so that we can all fulfil our God-given potential academically, spiritually, physically and emotionally.
The guidelines around Covid infection and reinfection continue to evolve, and while it is important to align our behaviours with the parameters, what is of central importance is that nobody who is unwell – adult or child – should be at school. As before, anyone – adult or child – who chooses to wear a mask at school is welcome to do so. Our clear intent is to remain open for our children.
Remember LOVE is a special feeling that fills your heart. You show LOVE in a smile, a pleasant way of speaking, a thoughtful act or a hug. LOVE is treating people and things with special care and kindness because they mean so much to you. LOVE is treating other people just as you would like them to treat you – with care and respect. By doing this we enliven our School Code of Conduct on a daily basis. A copy of the Staff, Parent and Student Code of Conduct can be found on our new website by clicking on the Communication link and going to Policies and Handbooks.
We welcome to our staff Miss Larissa Paratore who is teaching Music from Pre Kindy-Year 6 and we welcome back Ms Cheryl Bartley who will be back working in the library on Tuesday and some Thursdays.
We welcome some new families to our community this term:
Kindy – Madeline
Pre Primary – Theo
Year 2 – Aubrey
We look forward to you becoming a part of and enjoying our wonderful school community.
It was wonderful to see the children back safe, well and ready for a big term of work and play. Also congratulations to all the children who were in full school winter uniform. Our children certainly represent our school with pride, in the way they wear their uniform.
I wish to thank Father Liam for celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation with our Year 3 students and reminding them of the relationship they are building with God, through the act of forgiveness. I also wish to thank Mrs Gumina and Mrs Gummer for preparing the children so well.
I am very proud to announce our new School Website is now live. This major change to how we present our beautiful school to the wider community came about from feedback based on the School Climate Survey, which took place earlier term two.
The link is https://www.ctk.wa.edu.au/
A special thank you to Miss Kezic who took all the brilliant photos, fabulous job, well done.
Cyber Safety for Students, Staff and Parents – this will take place Wednesday, 17 August for our Year 4, 5 and 6 students. Kaylene Kerr from eSafeKids https://www.esafekids.com.au/about (please also see the link on our new website under Vision for Learning then click on Technology and Cyber Safety for more information) will be our presenter. The same evening from 6:30pm in the school library, parents from ALL year levels are invited free of charge to listen to Kaylene talk about Cyber Safety and what you need to know as a parent! Please do not miss this opportunity.
This Sunday, July 24, 2022, the Second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will be celebrated throughout the universal Church. The theme chosen by the Holy Father for the occasion is “In old age they will still bear fruit” (Psalm 92:15) and intends to emphasize how grandparents and the elderly are a value and a gift both for society and especially for Christ the King School.
The theme is also an invitation to reconsider and value grandparents and the elderly who are too often kept on the margins of families, civil and ecclesial communities. Their experience of life and faith can contribute, in fact, to building societies that are aware of their roots and capable of dreaming of a future based on greater solidarity and hope.
Our Head Girl, Alyssa Letizia and Head Boy, Jack Sargant attended the Performing Arts Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral, with Miss Paratore and myself today.
From next Monday, we will welcome a new member of staff, our Wellness Dog, Patch. Thank you to everyone who voted on her name. The name Luna came a very close second. Patch will be spending time in the Office learning the ropes with small visits to classrooms. Any children who experience anxiety towards Patch are most welcome to slowly introduce themselves to her as she has the right temperament for the job. She also doesn’t shed hair so this will help with any child who has allergies.
Our dedicated staff are now offering all these extra-curricular activities either before, during or after school:
Running Club – will commence tomorrow starting at 7:50am on the oval with Mrs McLinden, Miss Kezic and Mr Geaney.
Dance Club – will commence Monday after school in the Hall with Mrs Philp.
Bricks 4 Kids Lego Club – will commence Tuesday after school in the library.
TinkerCad Club – will commence Thursday week after school in Year 6 Gold with Mr Albuquerque.
Knitting Club – happens at lunch in Year 4 Gold with Mrs Fanning.
Pupil Free Days this term – We have two pupil free days this term. They are: Friday, 19 August and Friday, September 23.
The Fathering Project is focusing on staying connected to your children after a separation.
If you have decided to part ways with your ex-partner, please know that although the decision is tough, it’s in the best interest for all involved.
Ensuring your children know that they are in no way responsible, and that their dad will continue to be there for them and love them no matter what, is fundamental.
Although you might not be able to see them every day, it doesn’t mean it should impact your relationship with them.
- Try to keep a routine in each household. Kids like rules and structure, it creates a predictable environment and will help to support the new living arrangements.
- Give your time. You don’t need to overcompensate with gifts, holidays, or expensive outings. What kids need is your time and undivided attention.
- Stay organised. Ensure you have key dates marked in your calendar. Keep to your arrangements and inform the other parent if you are unable to do so. Children can feel easily rejected by unexplained failure to arrive at the expected time.