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 3

Dear Parents and Guardians


With regards to our Uniform Policy can I just highlight our stance on haircuts. Firstly, a big thanks to the parents who follow the policy – much appreciated! Having ‘over the top’ or aggressive haircuts is not appropriate at school.  Can I please ask parents to use common sense when getting their children’s haircut. I understand the ‘Dusty Martin’ is a craze in boys’ fashion, however, it is one for the holiday’s and not for school please. We expect our students to be neat and tidy and avoid making school a competition about who has the coolest haircut. Over 90% of our students will be attending either SETON or CBC in high school next year or into the future; these haircuts will not be accepted there either. I have had a gentle chat to some of the students and I am happy to say they have been really good about it – I think they knew they were ‘bending’ the rules slightly so if parents could help this get sorted, I would appreciate your support.

Interschool Athletics Carnival 2022

Congratulations to all the students who represented Christ the King at last Friday’s Interschool Athletics Carnival. To all the children who participated, congratulations on your outstanding effort; we were so proud of you for the way you gave your very best and showed tremendous sportsmanship. A special thank you to Mrs McLinden for training the children not only in Physical Education lessons but after school too. Thank you to Mrs Fanning and Miss Kezic for supporting the students too on the day. Awesome effort by everyone involved!


Congratulations to Mrs Seaward and the children in this photo who presented a cheque to Telethon last Sunday raising $1624.95 from cupcake sales and the PJ Day. Thank you to our school community for supporting this wonderful event. Bravo!

This coming Monday (31 October) will be dedicated as World Teachers’ Day for all staff at Christ the King School. As a staff, we will be celebrating World Teachers’ Day this coming Monday, 31 October with an organised lunch planned by our super amazing P&F. At CtK, all staff are believed to be ‘teachers’ as they have interactions with the students in a variety of ways. We are very fortunate at Christ the King School to have a high performing, collaborative team of staff whose focus is on the growth and development of every child. As a school community we are appreciative of all that our staff do for our students. The hours can be long, the demands continue to grow but one thing I know is that the staff do know well and care for your sons and daughters. In addition to the teaching and learning programme, staff provide: a Sacramental programme, camps, sporting carnivals, excursions, choirs, musical bands, wellbeing activities, Lego, Dance, Knitting, Numero, Tennis, Running, Tinkercad, Art Clubs, Book Week, Science, English and Mathematics weeks, STEM, Gifted and Talented opportunities, Open Night, Mothers’/Fathers’ Day celebrations, and the list goes on. Thank you to all staff for your commitment to the learning, development and faith formation of our students. My staff at Christ the King School are the best! I know this as I see what they do every day.   

All Saints Day, November 1, the day on which Catholics celebrate all the saints, known and unknown, is a surprisingly old feast. It arose out of the Christian tradition of celebrating the martyrdom of saints on the anniversary of their martyrdom. When martyrdoms increased during the persecutions of the late Roman Empire, local dioceses instituted a common feast day in order to ensure that all martyrs, known and unknown, were properly honoured.


By tradition, the Catholic Church dedicates each month of the year to a certain devotion. In November, it is the Holy Souls. Praying for the dead, especially for those loved ones we have known, is a requirement of Christian charity. At school we will recall those loved ones who have passed away during our prayers throughout November. There will be a Book of Remembrance in the Church, in which you can write the names of those loved ones for whom families would like us to pray.

A reminder Monday, 7 November is a Pupil Free Day. All teachers will be working with Associate Professor Lorraine Hammond from Edith Cowan University gaining in-depth knowledge about Science of Reading. Our EAs will be having specific training to build their capacity supporting our children with special needs.

Illness is something we all face. Can I please ask all parents to make sure you keep your child home if unwell. The following requirements are in place for staff and students who test positive to COVID-19: Staff and students should remain home until symptoms resolve.

Can I please ask parents to make sure children are not arriving to school too early. I am on duty every morning from 8:10am and I have seen an increase in children arriving before 8:00am.

As a member of Christ the King School there is an expectation that all students will show pride in their school by:

  • being an active and involved learner,
  • being caring and considerate towards their teachers and peers,
  • being punctual to school each day and to their classes,
  • being properly prepared for class and up to date with their school commitments,
  • seeking assistance from their teachers, when necessary,
  • wearing their uniform with pride,
  • being positively involved in the various aspects of the school’s life as a ‘participant’ rather than a ‘spectator’!

Finally, we need to remind ourselves from time to time that staff and parents also have a personal responsibility for making Christ the King School a happy and safe place in which to learn.

God Moment:

Olivia with lots of spring onions picked from our vegetable garden!

There are ‘good things’ happening in our school due to the efforts of so many people; seek to be one of those people in the coming week!

Andrew Kelly

Messages from the Assistant Principal


School Uniform Survey

A Huge thank you to all participants so far. Your feedback is very important.

The Christ the King School Uniform Survey is still available and will take you 11 minutes to complete. Please be sure to submit it by 1/11/22.

Thank you!


Physical Education News from Mrs. Mc

CTK Swimming Carnival

After covid cancellations, we were finally able to conduct our 2022 Swimming Carnival, at a new venue – Melville Aquatic Centre in Booragoon on Tuesday, 18 October. The Indoor Centre was ideal and the staff went out of their way to ensure a wonderful day was had by the children. Donovan House leapt out of the blocks and never looked back, winning with 394 points, followed by Milne (275), McTavish (255) and De Vialar (250). Individual medallists were: Florence, Ella, Raph, Savannah, Riley, Oscar, Patrice, Dominique, Bailey, Antionette, Bailen, Taj, Finn, Jamie, Emma, Ahlia, Leo, Logan, Daniel, Maya, Tom C, Liam, Noah, Monique, Tom D, Maverick, Jaida.


ASCS Athletics Carnival

The Athletics Carnival was held at Len Shearer Reserve. All schools are handicapped due to numbers, and CTK finished 6th overall. Congratulations to Savannah Blackwood who received a Silver Medal and Patrice Maguire finished in 3rd place overall.
The biggest positive about the day was that the kids had fun.


Join Little Athletics at Melville Roar

Little Athletics is a fun, social and active program for girls and boys aged 5 to 16. There are a wide range of events including running, jumping, throwing and walking. Events are modified to suit the age and ability of the children. Little Athletics promotes that it is important to “Be your Best”. The emphasis is on fun, participation, technique, performance and getting involved with your family and friends in physical activity. 

Melville Little Athletics Centre and our Clubs

Melville Little Athletics Centre is based at Len Shearer Reserve, Booragoon. This is where we hold our weekly interclub competition on Saturday mornings from October to March each year.  We have four clubs competing at Melville Little Athletics Centre on Saturday mornings. These are Brentwood, Leeming, Palmyra, Bicton and Olympia. When registering with Melville Little Athletics Centre you join one our Clubs and compete for them in their club singlet at our weekly competitions. 

Age Groups

At Melville we offer Little Athletics from Under 6 to Under 17. Your age group is determined by your age at the 31 December 2022. For example, if you turn 10 in 2022 you will be registered as an Under 11. You will need to provide proof of age when you register. 

For 2022/2023 registration age groups are as follows:

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Registration and Cost

Registrations are open via the LITTLE ATHLETICS REGISTRATION button on the Melville Roar website  Our registration costs are as follows:

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Your registration fee covers both Summer and Winter seasons. You do not need any special equipment for athletics, you just wear your club singlet, plain black shorts and trainers or athletic shoes. If you choose to compete in Athletics West events, such as state championships, there will be some additional costs. 

Once our season starts please ensure athletes are registered by Wed midnight if you wish to compete on the weekend.

Season Start

Our Summer season, which includes many of the track and field events you see at the Olympic Games, continues through until March 2023 with a 3 week break over Christmas & New Year.


Most of the clubs at Melville Little Athletics Centre train together at Len Shearer Reserve on a Tuesday or Wednesday night depending on age groups.

Parent Participation

Centre competitions cannot operate without the assistance of parents and other adult volunteers fulfilling the many and varied duties required each week. These include officiating at an event; managing an age group; recording results; working at the BBQ or becoming a committee member. You don’t need any experience and a key official at each site will give you instruction on what to do to ensure our competitions run smoothly.

More Questions?

See our website, get in contact with your club, or contact for more information. 








Brian Dobbie
Assistant Principal


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