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 3, Week 9

Dear Parents and Guardians

We thank you Lord, for this term.

For the challenges, the successes, and the mistakes from which we have learnt.

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 Christians 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.


Young children are filled with wonder about the world and are open to discovering the Mystery of God through hands-on play, especially in the natural environment that God provided. Drawing from this gift of imagination can nurture this openness to God. Everything in nature speaks to us of God’s love.

The SUN is God warming us.

The BREEZE is God caressing us.

The GROUND on which you stand is God holding you in his protecting hands.

The AIR we breathe is God sustaining our life.

The WATER we drink is God quenching our thirst.

The FRUIT we eat is God feeding us.

Just spending time in God’s natural creation can do wonders for a weary soul.

Psalm 23:2-3


From My Readings……

In the midst of personal trials and challenges – we can effectively alleviate not just our own suffering but also the suffering of those around us.

Sometimes, it can seem easier to just stay stuck in our emotions around a particular struggle, than to look for the opportunity to grow from it.

We may be stuck in anger or a sense of injustice. Or, we might feel victimised or scared. Or, perhaps you’ve been unable to move past feeling that, you really “didn’t deserve what happened’.

The key to transcending any difficulty actually lies in letting go.

But letting go doesn’t mean settling for what we don’t want in life. Letting go is an emotional and physical process, to help us rise above a difficult situation and create a newer better life for ourselves.

By letting go, we are opening a pathway of acceptance of ‘what is’ instead of staying stuck in ‘what should be’.

Public Holiday

A reminder the last day of this term will be Wednesday, 21 September. Thursday is a one-off public holiday in honour of Queen Elizabeth II passing. Friday is a Catholic Day. Each year staff are granted a day off to thank them for the extra work they do around the attendance of Sacraments on the weekend throughout the year. This day is granted to all Catholic Schools in CEWA.

Year Six Swan Valley Adventure Camp

The Year Six children and staff attended camp last week. They were so busy being involved in rafting building, mid-ropes course, abseiling, canoeing, commando course and orienteering. I was very proud of everyone at camp for having a go, being inclusive and seeing teamwork in action. Parents of children in Year Six should feel immensely proud too! Thank you to the staff who attended and made this camp a fabulous success.

This term I have had a few conversations that highlighted the importance of respectful relationships in building and maintaining a strong community here at Christ the King. I really believe that every interaction is an opportunity to build a positive culture within our school and model our school values of Inclusiveness, Courage, Forgiveness, Service and Respect. Every conversation, especially difficult ones, should be respectful and mindful that we are all working towards a common goal – to help and support our students and children to become good people in a big, wide world.

Before school one day this week I had a conversation with a Mum about something that had happened at recess the day before. This was a difficult conversation for her to have, however, she was honest, kind, and calm and it was obvious that she wanted the best for all the students involved. These are important discussions to have, and it is important that we hold each other to account in the way we speak and act in these moments. I celebrate these moments!

Staffing Announcements

I wish to officially announce to the Christ the King TEAM permanent staff for 2023:

  • Miss Jacynta Phips
  • Miss Teoni Zugaro
  • Mrs Sabrina Reardon
  • Mr Damian Albuquerque
  • Miss Stephanie Dunsire who is currently teaching at Sacred Catholic School, Thornlie
  • Miss Sophie Marshall who is currently teaching at St Benedict’s Catholic School, Applecross.

Please join with me in congratulating these staff to full time ongoing positions at Christ the King School from 2023.

All staffing will be announced later in term four. I will also be writing to all parents in October explaining the process for how class lists will be created for 2023.

Starting Week One term four, each Thursday after school from 3:20pm until 4:20pm tennis lessons will be offered for any children in Years 2-6. As I am a Level 2 tennis coach, I am offering my knowledge free as an extra-curricular learning opportunity. A form will be going home Monday for anyone who is interested. Please return the form to the Admin Office by this Wednesday please?

Whole School Writing

Last week, we participated in a whole school writing stimulus activity where there were 3 scenarios set up for the children to write about. The topic of the scenarios was “Missing”. The children then went back to class and wrote a narrative or recount about what they saw. We had time to plan our writing first with lots of discussion taking place! The students thoroughly enjoyed this experience!

Happy Holidays

As This Is Our Last Newsletter for This Term, I Wish to Thank Everyone in Our Wonderful Community for Their Support of Their Children, and One Another. I Thank You All for Your Precious Children Whom I Thoroughly Enjoy Sharing in Their Learning Journey. I Thank Our Amazing Teachers and Supportive Community for Their Combined Efforts in Helping Our Children Grow Towards God’s Vision for Them. Have a Wonderful Holiday; Relax, Enjoy, Stay Safe and See You Ready for A Fantastic, Hectic, Wild, and Amazing Term Four! Term Four Commences for Staff and Students on Monday, 10 October. Summer Uniform Is to Be Worn Please.

God Moments

  • Hearing Year Six Students Saying Encouraging and Positive Words to Each Other on Camp.
  • Year Six Students Facing Their Fears and Overcoming Them on Camp.
  • Christ the King Staff Sharing Words of Encouragement with Students as They Achieve Great Things on Camp.
  • Seeing Teamwork on Camp; It Was Extraordinary!


Andrew Kelly

Messages from the School Advisory Chair

Uniform Survey – School Advisory Council

The School Advisory Council has been discussing how we can support our students to be readily equipped for play based learning and contemporary experiences. One of the ways that we have considered this is through tabling the idea to review the school uniform and uniform policy. We would like our uniform to be one that children are comfortable to wear, is cost effective for families and continues to reflect the pride we have in our school. We are interested in hearing from you as to what you would like to see change in the current summer and winter uniforms. A short survey will soon be sent to each family seeking your comments and feedback. We are keen to hear from as many families as possible and the survey will only take a few minutes to complete. Your participation is greatly appreciated.



Mary-Rose Di Tullio
School Advisory Council Chair

Messages from the Assistant Principal

Code of Conduct

CEWA Ltd policies are available on our website under the “Communication” tab where scrolling down will take you to Policies and Handbooks. This will enable you to select our CtK policies. Our school Code of Conduct defines behaviours that keep our students safe at school, and elsewhere. It communicates a set of minimum standards and obligations to ensure that students are at the centre of our school and community decisions and operations. Children and young people supported by adult and peer behaviours, as outlined in the Code, are more likely to recognise and choose healthy relationships for themselves. For staff, the Code of Conduct is a lawful direction and for community members, compliance is a condition of school entry. We are fortunate at CtK that all members of our school advocate for healthy, supportive relationships where we collaborate for the benefit of our youngest members.

Lego Competition Awards

Congratulations to all of the entrants and the following students for their achievement in the Lego Competition for 2022. A lot of talent and effort was obvious.

Pre Kindy/ Kindy – 3rd Place Celine La Rosa. 2nd Place George Scanlan 1st Place. Riley Seaward

Pre Primary – 3rd Orlando Napoli, 2nd Theodore Scanton, 1st Elliot Simeone.

Year 1 – 3rd Liam MacAnUltaigh, 2nd  Aurora Sicuso, 1st Sean Lynch.

Year 2 – 3rd Anna Di Tullio, 2nd James Jelovsek, 1st Phineas Davis.

Year 3 – 3rd Leonardo  Ostuni, 2nd Antoinette Maguire, 1st Bailen Allen.

Year 4 – 3rd Adam Piromalli, 2nd Alisha Parkin, 1st Emily Southcott.

Year 5 – 3rd Valentina Collalillo, 2nd Max Jelovsek, 1st Oscar Cribb & Caleb Hosgood.

Year 6 – 3rd Alyssa Letizia, 2nd Jaime and Lucas Simeone, 1st James Phillips & Julian Kovac.

Open Division – Una Hosgood.

Overall Winner – Leonardo Davis.

Drop off and Pick up

Firstly, ‘THANK YOU’ as the majority of people using the ECE carpark and the Loop are following procedures when dropping off or picking up their children. 

A reminder to the parent community regarding school drop off and pick up. It is vital to remain patient and be aware of your surroundings when parking and picking up children.

Every vehicle has blind spots and children are small and may dart unexpectedly. Double check for children on the sidewalk, and all around your vehicle before backing up.

Safety tips for drivers around school zones.

  • You must stop for pedestrians at a pedestrian crossing.
  • Always drop-off or pick-up your child from suitable and legal parking spots, even if this means walking further away from the school.
  • Never double park.
  • When dropping off or picking up, use 1 lane of traffic when entering onto school grounds.
  • The speed limit is 40km/h
  • Do not park on the council footpath.
  • Never park across a pedestrian crossing.
  • Make sure all children in the car use the footpath-side door (safety door) when getting in and out of a car.
  • Make sure everything is organised before coming to school so that the drop off is as fast as safely possible.

Thank you once again for your support.

Year 6 Camp

Year 6 camp was held last week at Swan Valley Adventure Centre from Tuesday-Friday.

Whilst it was a mix of weather, with a mix of some rain, sunshine and chilly temps, it was still a wonderful experience as always, with our students enjoying activities such as team building, commando course, high ropes, archery, abseiling and raft building. Students and staff had a wonderful time and I was so impressed with the way the Year 6 students challenged themselves and conquered some of their fears, as well as displaying wonderful camaraderie and behaviour.

Camp truly is one of the most special events in the calendar for our Year 6 students, and this year was no different! Thank you to Miss Kezic, Mr Albuquerque and Miss Williams for giving up time away from their families to spend time at camp with the Year 6 students. It truly is appreciated, and camp could not happen without the planning, dedication and enthusiasm of these staff members who have gone above and beyond.


Blessing of The Fleet

Primary students who are interested in dressing in Italian costumes for the annual Blessing of the Fleet please ring Maria Minutillo on 0412538485. We are having two designated Saturday’s during the school holidays for students interested in coming to our club rooms to try on the costumes.

The days are Saturday, 8th and 15th October between 1 – 2pm.

You will find us at Unit 17, 45 Ladner Street, O’Connor.


Best wishes for a wonderful holiday.

Brian Dobbie
Assistant Principal



Smiley’s Sept/Oct 2022 Vacation Care Program

Important Information

  • The Centre opens at 7am and closes at 6pm each day listed below. Our closing time is 6pm SHARP and late collection fees apply for pick-ups after this time.
  • There is no limit to the number of days you can book for Vacation Care – you can book for one day, every day or anything in between.
  • Please check your child’s exact school holiday dates, some school dates may differ. If you need to contact Smiley OSC at any time, please call – Rachel on 0447 718 814 or

Download the Sept/Oct 2022 Vacation Care Program 

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