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 05

Let us pray together and ask God to help us to see Mary as an example of how we can live our life.

O God You called Mary to be the mother of Jesus
and the mother of us all.|
Let the example of her faithfulness inspire us
to open ourselves to the fullness of your grace,
that we too, may bear Christ to the world.
Grant this in the name of the same Jesus Christ
who lives with you and the Holy Spirit.


Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary is celebrated every year on August 15th. This feast commemorates the death of the Blessed Virgin Mary and her assumption, body and soul, into Heaven. It is the most important Marian feast, and it is also a Holy Day of Obligation. Thank you to Fr Isidore and Fr Pius for leading us, our readers and choir for their exceptional work and, families for joining us. Thank you also to all teachers and children for creating lots of amazing artwork, which is displayed in the Hall and front office for your viewing.



This term, many students will be involved in the Catholic Performing Arts Festival. This is an opportunity to perform in a variety of arts, to showcase various talents and to appreciate the talents of others. Thank you to our choir and Mrs Carroll for starting the festival off where they performed at St Benedict’s last Wednesday. This Friday we have students attending One Big Voice at RAC Arena along with Mrs Carroll and Mrs D’Angelo.

A reminder that this Friday is a pupil-free day for students as staff will be participating in a professional development learning about ‘Highway Heroes’, which is a social-emotional whole school program.


All Schools Cross Country at UWA

On Thursday, August 4, students from Year 3 – Year 6 competed in the All Schools Cross Country at UWA Sports Park in Claremont. This was the first time CTK has taken part in this event, where Primary children run against others from all over the State. The children were excited to look on the live App to see where they placed, and their race time. Savannah, Piper, Lloyd, Maksim, Max, Jake, Charlie, Logan, Dominique, Jaida, Leo, Marco, Diego, Gemma, Brielle, Antoinette, Charlotte, Emilia, Caelan, Marcello and Phin had a great day. Many thanks to the parents who came to support their children and the school. It proved to be a wonderful learning experience – one that CTK will continue to participate in. A huge thank you to Miss King and Mrs McLinden for taking the children to the carnival, bravo ladies!


Soccer, Netball, AFL Carnival (SNAFL) spiels from last Friday:


First of all, we would like to thank everyone for their consistent support. We couldn’t have won the Netball Carnival without you amazing people! We started the day with a smile on our face and a great game against St Patrick’s where we won. Our next game was a fun experience that we’d love to do again (with Our Lady of Fatima). We were kind of out of breath as we hurried on to verse our next team against Queen of Apostles (where we won again). Then it was our most challenging game against Our Lady of Mount Carmel. We looked dead on our feet as we trudged on to our next game against St Pius X which was a great game to finish off the day. It was truly a pleasure to verse all these awesome teams, it was a day we’ll never forget. We would also like to thank Paula Rubery for training us every Friday, coaching us on the day and leading us to an undefeated victory!

By Valentina Colalillo and Piper Bosenbacker



It was a challenging and exciting event. Most of the people played fair and followed the rules but some people didn’t, and they played rough. 

Our first match was against Saint Patrick’s. We scored in a short amount of time, but they shortly caught up. They were a really good team to go up against. Shortly after the 4th goal for CtK, the siren sounded, and we won that game. The second last


 game was the most challenging. We were up against Our Lady Mount Carmel. As soon as the game started the opponent was in possession of the ball and coming down the field. Once the game had finished, we drew that game. The rest of the games we drew and one of them we lost to Our Lady Mount Fatima. We placed second.

Overall, we had an excellent time and great teamwork was used. Thank you to Miss Kezic for training and coaching our team. Thank you to Mr Kelly for coaching two of our games on the day.

By Max Geracitano and Jude Lewis



CtK tried their hardest in AFL. First, we played St Patrick’s and won 32-4 it was a great game because they put up a real fight. The next game was against Our Lady of Fatima and unfortunately, we lost 71-14 but we still showed good sportsmanship by celebrating their win. The next game we had a better round because we won 59-9 against Queen of Apostles. We felt good about our win but even better when we won 122-6 against Our Lady of Mount Carmel. In our last game, we won 47-2 against St Pius. Thank you, Mr Geaney, for taking the time to coach us. CtK had really good sportsmanship. GO CtK!

By Joseph Ball and Liam Seaward


Book Week Monday 21 – Friday 25 August.

It’s about books. It’s about your children. It’s about fun!

The CBCA Book Week theme for 2023 is “Read, Grow, Inspire”.

Christ the King is hosting the Scholastic Book Fair as part of Book Week – a special time for our entire school community, being held in our school library from Tuesday, 22 August to Friday, 25 August. The Book Fair will be open each day from 8:00-8:40 am and again from 2:45-3:30 pm. It’s a perfect time to explore affordable books and products with your children. Plus, a portion of the sales benefits our school directly where we will use the money raised to purchase more reading books for our library. Children will be allowed to bring money with them to school to purchase books etc from the Bookfair.


Did you Know?

  • Koalas almost never drink water. They get fluids from the eucalyptus leaves they eat.
  • If you take your age and multiply it by 7, then multiply by 1,443 the product repeats your age 3 times.
  • The months that start with a Sunday always have a Friday 13th.
  • One-quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.


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

Keep smiling and let’s do great things together!

Andrew Kelly

Messages from the Assistant Principal

Welcome to Week 5!


Pupil Free Days for Term Three

This is a gentle reminder that there is a Pupil Free Day this Friday 18 August and Friday 22nd September 2023. We conclude Term 3 on Thursday 21 September and begin Term 4 on Monday 9 October. Our school calendar is on the Christ the King website, so please check the calendar for any updates.


Unwell Students

As we are well and truly in the colder months can we please ask that unwell students are not sent to school. Our staff will call parents if a child is unwell or presents unwell throughout the day. We are not trained medical staff and if a child says they are unwell or looks unwell we will call the families to collect them. Sending an unwell child to school in turn has an impact on the other students as well as the staff and all our families at Christ the King. Your consideration around this matter is greatly appreciated. If you need further clarification please refer to the for recommendations on the time children should be away from school for any sicknesses.


Child Safety and Well-Being

At Christ the King School, child safety and well-being is the primary focus of our care and decision-making. The Code of Conduct, Behaviour Management procedures and the Keeping Safe Curriculum are some of the ways that we do this.

What is the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum?

The Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC) is a respectful relationship and child safety curriculum, that teaches all children and young people they have the right to be safe and that they can help themselves to be safe by talking to people they trust.

The KS:CPC is delivered by teachers to children and young people each year from Age 3 to Year 12. Teachers who deliver the curriculum complete training in its use. The KS:CPC fits primarily within the Health and Physical Education learning area of the Australian Curriculum but can be taught across multiple learning areas.

Why is child protection important?

The Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) has a legal responsibility to protect children and young people from abuse in its own settings and in the wider community. All children and young people have a right to:

  • be treated with respect and be protected from harm.
  • feel and be safe in their interactions with adults and other children and young people
  • understand as early as possible, what is meant by ‘feeling and being safe’.
  • the support of school-based counsellors or designated staff in their education or care environment whose role includes being an advocate for their safety and wellbeing (Child Protection in Schools, Early Childhood Education and Care Services Policy, 2015, p4).


Teachers will provide parents and carers with an overview of the Keeping Safe curriculum content being taught in the classroom. If you have any questions about this curriculum, please contact your child’s class teacher.


Word on Wellbeing – Highway Heroes

On Friday 18 August, (Pupil Free Day for students) our staff will be engaging in a Professional Development Day and will be learning about the Highway Heroes Social and Emotional Learning Program, facilitated by Helen Davidson.

Little Highway Heroes (Early Years) and Highway Heroes (Primary Years) are curriculum-aligned, research-based, Social and Emotional Learning resources with a continuous process of skill development. By commencing this learning early through the explicit teaching of selected skills, children will have the opportunity to lay down healthy habits of emotional self-management and social engagement, which will impact every area of their life, including increased academic achievement and greater awareness and understanding of relationships. Watch this space!

Helen Davidson (co-author of Highway Heroes) will be presenting a FREE parent workshop about ‘Growing Resilience and Wellbeing’ on Tuesday 22 August from 6 pm – 7 pm in our school library. Please ensure you have RSVP’d your attendance to


One Big Voice

On Friday 18 August, our school choir will be performing at the One Big Voice Festival at RAC Arena. Please refer to the information note sent home to families with all the details. We wish our choir students all the best of luck for this special event! Please contact if you have any questions or queries about this festival.

Wellness Week – Week 6

Next week, the children will be engaging in a variety of activities to support their mental, physical and emotional wellness. They will be actively participating in a range of different activities with the best part – no homework all week! Thank you to Miss Zugaro and the Wellness Team for organising this for our students.


Book Week 2023

Book Week is nearly here! The theme for this year is ‘READ, GROW, INSPIRE’.
The Book Week Parade will be on: Wednesday 23rd August at 9am for students from K-6 in the quadrangle. Pre-Kindy will have their book week dress up day on Thursday 24 August. On the day, your child is welcome to come to school dressed as a character from a book they enjoy. Students can bring along the book or a printout of the cover page. Parents and carers are most welcome to join us for our parade in the Quadrangle area. If you have any questions or queries, please contact your child’s classroom teacher.


Staff Profile

Our Year 6 Head Girl and Head Boy, Ahlia and Maksim will be interviewing our staff throughout the year so that we all can get to know each other well. This week they interviewed Mrs Pasquarelli, one of our amazing Learning Support Education Assistants. To find out more about Mrs Pasquarelli, please read below; 

How long have you been at Christ the King?

I started in 2003 – 20 years. I went here as a child too.

What is your favourite colour?


What do you love about Christ the King?

The children, staff and because it’s a great school!

What do you love about the children you work with?

Their different personalities.

Did you have a pet when you were young?

A german shepherd dog called, ‘Jessie’.

Why did you become an Education Assistant?

So I could be home with my kids, but now because I love teaching new things!


Student Spotlight

We know that many students at Christ the King have amazing gifts and talents and achieve outstanding things outside of their life at our school. We would love to hear about all these achievements and have created a ‘Student Spotlight’ section in the Newsletter where you can share your stories with us. In order for us to share the news, we require as much detail as you can provide, so please email Mrs Reardon at:

We can’t wait to hear and share your news!



A reminder that Locavora offers 3 days of lunch delivery to our school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays using the School Lunch Orders Online platform:


Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

Mrs Sabrina Reardon
Assistant Principal


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