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 4, Week 1

Dear Parents and Guardians

Living God, In the season of spring help us to rejoice in the newness of life and to celebrate all life that comes from you. We thank You for blooming flowers and budding trees, for birds singing and beautiful butterflies, and for the world made new. We wonder at the beauty of this season and the hope that it brings. Amen.

In everything give thanks.         

1 Thessalonians 5: 18


In our Australian Catholic tradition October is designated as the Month of the Rosary. This

simple prayer dates back centuries and has been a constant in the prayer life of countless

numbers of Christians. The prayer, using the repetition of the Hail Mary and the formulae

of the Four Mysteries (Glorious, Joyful, Sorrowful and Light) keeps the person praying the

Rosary focused on Jesus – His life, mission and redemptive power.


Mary, our good Mother, that throughout all time

no-one whoever had sought your help, or come to you for support, has been abandoned.

Confident in this love, I come to you, Mary, in need and in hope.

Graciously hear my prayer and increase my desire to say ‘Yes’.


The Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother, prays for us continually and helps those we entrust to her care.


Welcome to Term Four.

The sunshine made a glorious start to our new term – the spring weather and the holiday break seem to have given vitality to us all! Our students, in their summer uniforms and with many sporting smart new haircuts, arrived looking happy and enthusiastic to be back at school, as were staff, after a refreshing break.

Year Six Students

This term the School Community is focused on our wonderful Year 6 children as they prepare for their graduation from primary school culminating in a Graduation and Thanksgiving Mass at the end of the term. We ask Jesus to be with our children and families during this time.

Swimming Carnival

Tuesday, 18 October: CtK Swimming Carnival will be held at Melville Aquatic Centre for students and Years 3-6. Parents are most welcome to come along and cheer the children on.  Remember to dress your child and yourselves in the House colours! Most of all have fun and enjoy the day!

Annual Community Meeting

Our Advisory Council and P&F Annual Community Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 16 November at 6pm. Please put this date in your diary and try and come to the meeting. I encourage all our new families to come along and become directly involved in our community.

Principal Away

After the Swimming Carnival this Tuesday, I will be leaving for Manjimup and staying there until Friday evening as I am part of a panel completing a school review for Kearnan College. Mr Dobbie and Mrs Reardon will be your contacts if required.

I wish you all a great term and urge all parents to keep informed with what happens in our school by reading our newsletter and becoming involved in our school activities.


Andrew Kelly

Messages from the Assistant Principal


CTK Uniform Survey – Communications and Design

Dear Families,

Christ the King (CTK) School provides children with a vibrant and caring environment where each child is encouraged to explore, learn and play in their own unique way. We are a school that caters to diverse needs, with dignity and respect at the heart of what we do – Care for and Respect Everyone.

As such, the School Advisory Council (SAC) has discussed ways that promote 21st-century learning and 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 wearing, is cost-effective for families, and continues to reflect the pride we have in our school.

We are undertaking a period of consultation with families, students, and teachers to gauge interest in reviewing the school uniform. We are interested in hearing from those in our community as to what you like and would like to see change in the current summer and winter uniforms.

A short survey, taking approximately 5-10 minutes to complete, will soon be sent to families and teachers seeking your comments and feedback. Some of the school children have already provided feedback in persuasive writing activities. Other age-appropriate channels will be used with younger year groups. It matters to us to include all members of our community as part of this consultation.

We encourage all families and teachers to participate. It is important we hear the community’s voice to ensure decisions are supported and embraced by all.

Please be rest assured individual survey responses will remain anonymous. The collective data will be collated and analysed to gauge support before we go forward with any decisions. Should there be a support to change the uniform, further consultation and a lengthy transition period will enable families plenty of time to adjust.

You, as families and teachers, are valued key stakeholders in this process and we will communicate and be transparent throughout this journey.

Kind regards,

School Advisory Council




Let truth and thoughtfulness be our guide. 


Blue for the colour of the Scottish flag and its heritage for Mr. John McTavish, the first lay Principal of Christ the King School. 

  • The Cross and a Book
  • Blessing and Thoughtfulness

McTavish is named after Mr. John McTavish. He was the first lay principal of Christ the King School and was appointed in 1975.  Mr. McTavish was of Scottish heritage and the colour blue represents this heritage. Under his guidance a pre-primary and Intensive Language Centre was established and the school grew to become the double-stream school it is today. 

The Charisma of McTavish House is TRUTH which is The integrity and sincerity with which Mr. McTavish took on the role of principal of Christ the King School and continued to carry on the work of the religious orders that founded our school. 

The symbol on the McTavish Banner is the cross and a book symbolising the religious and educational contribution to our school by Mr. McTavish.  The motto of McTavish house is;

Let truth and thoughtfulness be our guide.

Parents and relatives are invited to attend our school’s McTavish Prayer Service

at 2.30 pm on Wednesday 19 October in the school hall.






(National definition of bullying for Australian schools)

Bullying is an ongoing misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal,   physical, and/or social behaviour that causes physical and/or psychological harm. It can involve an individual or a group misusing their power over one or more persons. Bullying can happen in person or online.

 Bullying of any form or for any reason can have long-term effects on those involved, including bystanders.

 Single incidents and conflict or fights between equals, whether in person or online, are not defined as bullying.


CTK Carers – Etiquettes and Dealings

Dear Parents

CtK Carers is an initiative of Christ the King Catholic school community, organised through CtK Parents and Friends, to assist families within the school community that may be struggling, either short-term or long-term, due to illness, bereavement, family crisis, the birth of a child or any type of change.

CtK Carers has been very specifically created to perform this single and very important service. Therefore, no other organisation or persons for example class groups or individual groups should be organised to serve the same purpose.

To ensure the effective running and continued service that CtK Carers provides, the following etiquettes are requested to be adhered to.

  • Family or known person of the family makes direct contact with the Coordinators of CtK Carers, requesting their support.
  • Coordinators to notify School Leadership Team about the case presented.
  • Coordinators contact families requiring/requesting support to assess their needs e.g. providing meals, performing ironing or pickup and dropping off students.
  • Volunteers (organised through CtK Carers only) are contacted and requested to complete nominated services like those mentioned above, which they have nominated on the CtK Volunteer sheet distributed to them by request from CtK Carers or downloaded from the school website.

 CtK Carers has only operated for a year now and has successfully assisted families within our school community. They have carried an important role in providing the types of support requested of them.

To ensure continued success, a request for support from all of the school community is being made for CtK Carers to act freely in providing the service that it has been designed to provide by adhering to the simple etiquette specifically established for its intended purpose.

If you would like to help, please become a volunteer. Volunteers are always required. If you feel that you would like to know more please contact CtK Carers to inquire how you could be of assistance. 

Please contact Mr Dobbie. 9487 9900

Thank you in anticipation of your support.

CtK Carers with the support of the Christ the King Parents and Friends

Brian Dobbie
Assistant Principal


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