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 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 practical a 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; gives 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.


As we approach the end of another school term we can reflect on some enriching, memorable and successful events that have taken place at Christ the King School. We have many very committed and enthusiastic people, including staff, parents and children, who give their own time and talents to create a positive atmosphere at this school.

Since starting last year, I have maintained we are a Christ-Centred, Student Focused and Research Informed school. Through various events and activities this term, we feel that this focus is being achieved. The efforts of the students and the staff to reach out and assist those in need, whether that be through the funds raised with the various Mission activities, work in the classrooms, pastoral or extra-curricular work in the community – all members of Christ the King School are striving to meet this call. Congratulations and keep up the tremendous work.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish Mrs Jacynta Philps and her husband, Harley, all the very best for the safe arrival of their baby later next term and hope they both revel in the joys of parenthood. I am sure Jacynta will keep us all updated with the exciting news.

We say farewell to Miss Larissa Paratore who graced us with her incredible musical talents in the short time she was at CtK. Her impact and work will be forever remembered. Larissa’s vision for Music and leading the improvements in audio visuals in the hall were only a few of her wonderful contributions to our school. We wish her well for her future. May the wind be always at your back, Larissa.

Learning Centre Visit to the Zoo



Celebrating Wonderful Learning in our Learning Centre


School Holiday Ideas

The holidays provide time to have a rest and a break from the busy schedule of school days. There is also time to do some things that there may not be time for during the school term. The following is a list of ideas that may be useful during the next two weeks. Plan for some ‘lazy’ days and have quieter days around the house.

Read a book, or three. The best thing about holidays, and going slowly, is the ability to bring the adventures read in literature alive in many exciting ways; drawings, dramatisation, collage, painting, box construction, filming etc… are all ideas that can be sparked from an interesting read.

Visit a local park – perhaps not just any park, go on the internet and find a park that you haven’t been to before. Many of the new Council playgrounds are fantastic. There is water play, flying foxes and all sorts of equipment. A lot of them are fun for parents too. You might even ride your bike to the park or take a cricket set, soccer ball or footy and play a game.

Go to the movies — at home. Rent or download your favourite kids movie, make some popcorn, dim the lights and enjoy the cinema at home.

Play board and card games – they are always loads of fun and can keep kids amused for hours. Think of games like: Game of Life, Monopoly, Scrabble, Cluedo, Mouse Trap, Jenga and many others.

Play puppet shows at home – puppet shows have always been the cornerstone of imaginative play for children and you can make your own puppet show at home too. You could collect all your socks that you´re no longer using and get out the glue and have fun creating.

Do some gardening – replant part of the garden with some new flowers. You could also try and grow some of your favourite vegetables at home.

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Did you Know?

  • During his or her lifetime the average human will grow 949km of hair.
  • Your foot and your forearm are the same length.
  • Your smell is unique: your body odour is unique to you unless you have an identical twin. Even babies recognise the individual scents of their mothers.


Wishing all staff, children and families a very safe, relaxing and well-deserved holiday from the busyness of school. See you all term three!

Andrew Kelly

Messages from the Assistant Principal

Reflection on Term Two at Christ the King School:

As we reflect on the fantastic term we have had together, it became apparent to me that we have had so many wonderful opportunities take place at Christ the King. It is important to highlight and celebrate these as a school community.

We began the term with an Anzac Day service in the quadrangle, celebrated Confirmation and Holy Communion, held an OT parent workshop, celebrated our Mothers with a beautiful breakfast, participated in different excursions and incursions, facilitated the fathering project, participated in cross-country carnivals, school photos, wellbeing week, art club, running club, lego club, assemblies, national simultaneous story time, as well as quality learning programs taking place in our classes! There is so much happening at our wonderful school.


Student Wellbeing:

Influenza A and COVID are still prevalent in our school community. Thank you to those parents who have kept their children home if they are unwell, to reduce the risk of transmission. At school, students continue to follow safe hygiene protocols.


Mid-Term Reports:

Reports will be available to view and download on SEQTA Engage today at 3 pm. Several formal and informal assessment methods are used to ascertain your child’s development, including tests, work samples, teacher observations, interviews, projects and assignment work correlating to the Curriculum Judging Standards. Please take the time to read your child’s report.

When reading your child’s report, it is important to acknowledge the holistic growth; academic marks, effort and attitude ratings, along with personal and social management ratings. We encourage you to acknowledge and celebrate your child’s achievements and praise their hard work, determination, and progress. You could also work together to set a realistic growth goal for next semester, which you can break down into small, achievable steps, to celebrate throughout the journey so motivation is maintained. Thank you for your continued support and partnership in your child’s education.

We thank our dedicated teaching staff for all their hard work in putting together the Mid Term Reports. Our teachers invest an enormous amount of time and energy into preparing student reports, scrutinising assessment data to determine grades and writing comments that accurately capture student progress and qualities.


The 2023 Religious Education Assessment (REA):

In Catholic schools across Western Australia, students enrolled in Years 3, 5 and 9 participate in a system-wide, online assessment in Religious Education. The administration of the assessment commences in Week 2 (practice) and Week 3 (actual assessment) of Term 3.

The purpose of the assessment is to measure student learning of the content in the Religious Education Curriculum. Test items relevant to each participating year level are developed by the Religious Education Directorate at the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia. The test items consist of multiple-choice, short and extended responses. Formal student reports are produced and made available in Term Four. The reports from the assessment complement the school-based assessment programs in Religious Education. As a system-wide, online assessment, classroom teachers, school and system leaders are provided with a ‘point in time’ snapshot of student performance in Religious Education. More information will be sent home early next term.


Get reading over the school holidays!

If your child needs more incentive to read over the school holidays, please have a look at the Premier’s Reading Challenge. If they haven’t already joined in, it’s not too late! They have until September to read eight books (a huge range of reading counts, so if novels aren’t their thing, they could look at alternatives). There are fantastic grand prizes and weekly prizes too. Have fun!


A reminder school commences term three for staff and students on Monday, 17 July.

Please note the following Pupil Free Days for 2023:

Term 3

  • Friday 18th August
  • Friday 22nd September


Term 4

  • Monday 6th November
  • Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday.


Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

Mrs Sabrina Reardon
Assistant Principal


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Lego Club Tuesdays after school in the Library

“Get in quick for next term’s Lego club! We will be learning and building about vehicles that move, on wheels!


Smileys – July 2023 Vacation Care

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