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 09

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.


Dear Parents and Guardians,

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’.



On behalf of the CtK community, we say congratulations to Mrs Jacynta Philp and Harley on the birth of their beautiful girl Arabella Jay Philp on September 1st. A lovely spring baby! We wish Jacynta and Harley the very best and hope they both revel in the joys of parenthood. We can’t wait to meet Arabella soon.


Quiz Night

I will leave the spiel for the P&F but I just want to extend my appreciation and congratulations to Crystral, and the P&F mums and dads who made the Quiz Night last Friday an absolute success. As Principal of CtK, it confirmed to me, I have the best school community anyone could wish for. Thank you all so much for making it such a memorable night of fun, laughter and joy!


Open Night – Reporting and Assessment

What a wonderful evening the Open Night was even though the weather was stormy, it didn’t dampen our spirits! I do hope you had an opportunity to celebrate your children’s learning but also saw how dedicated and hardworking our CtK staff are. Thank you to all my staff for what you do everyday as you are all awesome. A huge thank you to all the families who attended, there was a great sense of community spirit. The Lego creations were simply outstanding again. Congratulations and thank you to Monty and Una for all your hard work in setting up the Lego displays. Any feedback is most welcome by emailing your child’s class teacher and me of course. Thank you to the P&F, especially Angela La Rosa for organising the sausage sizzle and the excellent cooking as all money raised will go to our P&F.


Athletics Carnival

Wishing all the children a great day tomorrow at our Christ the King School, Athletics Carnival. Tuesday was a great day for the jumps, throws and 400m races. Thank you to the many parents for helping on Tuesday, you are all awesome! Looking forward to a great day Friday. A reminder, all children need to attend the carnival as it is a school day.


Staff Changes

It is with a heavy heart I need to inform our school community that Mrs Deirdre Hughes has resigned from Christ the King and from being a teacher as she feels a complete career change is what is needed. Deirdre is currently on long service leave but will be visiting us next Wednesday to say goodbye and we will have an opportunity as a school community to farewell her next term. Mrs Natasha Sobejko will continue teaching Science for the remainder of this year.

On a positive note, I wish to announce I have appointed Miss Jessica Delmadoros and Mrs Lisa Gauci to our teaching staff for 2024. Jessica is joining us from Santa Clara School, St James and Lisa is coming from Orana Catholic School, Willetton. I will inform the school community about all staff for 2024 at the Annual Community Meeting in November. I will also be writing to all parents in October explaining the process for how class lists will be created for 2024.

Next Thursday is Christ the King’s Speak Up Awards starting at 1:30pm in the hall. Parents are most welcome to attend. We wish all our finalists the very best!


Last Day of This Term

A reminder the last day of this term will be next Thursday, 21 September for staff and students.


Blessing of the Fleet

The blessing of the fishing fleet festival will be held on the 22nd of October 2023 in Fremantle.
Following a long-standing tradition, we are inviting students who made their First Holy Communion this year to walk in the procession behind the Madonna. The children will need to wear their Holy Communion outfits for the occasion and need to be at St Patricks Church, Fremantle at 1:30pm.

Other children are also welcome to walk in the procession. Please support this festival. It would be fantastic to see all our Year Four students participating on this day and representing Christ the King School. Anyone interested in participating can phone Rita Onoforo on 0400 878 394 for further information.


Tennis Lessons

Starting Week One, term four each Thursday after school from 3:10 pm until 4:10 pm tennis lessons will be offered for children in Years 3-6 who have handed in their form. As I am a Level 2 tennis coach, I am offering my knowledge free as an extra-curricular learning opportunity.


Happy Holidays

As this is our last newsletter for the 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, 9 October. Summer uniform is to be worn, please.


Did you Know?

  • Great white sharks have about 3,000 teeth
  • No matter how hard you squeeze the two ends of an egg, it will NEVER break. (Try it!)
  • Most dreams last only 5 to 20 minutes.
  • A “clue” originally meant a ball of thread. This is why one is said to “unravel” the clues of a mystery.
  • The reason why milk is white is because it contains a protein called asein, which is white. It also contains fat, which is white.



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

CtK Open Night:

Thank you, parents and families, for coming along to our annual school Open Night which was held last night. The school was buzzing as students showcased their work in classrooms. It was also a wonderful opportunity for our community to celebrate the great things we are doing at Christ the King. Thank you, families, for your continued support and to our amazing P&F for organising our sausage sizzle and the Lego exhibition! Huge thanks to our dedicated staff for their time and effort in preparing the classrooms and for always going above and beyond each day for the students in their care!


Athletics Carnival:

Our Athletics Carnival is on this Friday with what looks like good weather at this stage. Just a quick reminder to all families to make sure that your child’s clothing is all labelled with their name and that they have all their food, water and sunscreen supplies for the day. Parents are not permitted in the bays and lollies are not permitted.

We thank Ms McLinden for preparing our 2023 Athletics Carnival. Our Jumps and Throws day was a huge success. We thank our wonderful parent volunteers for all their support on the day and we look forward to a successful Athletics Carnival on Friday!


Dance Classes:

We warmly invite and encourage all parents and families to join in the fun (and bring your dancing shoes) during your child’s dance lesson next week. Please contact your child’s teacher for further information.


Visual Arts:

Some of our talented Year 5 and 6 students have participated in the Gwenyth Ewens Art Award Competition. They were asked to paint or draw a historical building located in the Fremantle area. Gwenyth Ewens (1916 – 1995) a trailblazing architect and proud Fremantle identity made a Request to the City of Fremantle in 1987 to promote the appreciation of Fremantle’s beautiful buildings through an art competition for local children. The inaugural competition took place in 1989 and has been running annually ever since.

All entries will be judged by a panel and two students from our school will be awarded prizes. The Awards Ceremony on the evening of the exhibition opening, Thursday September 21st with doors opening at 4.30 pm and the Awards Ceremony commencing at 5 pm, of which the winning entries will be announced. The evening will be hosted by historian, lecturer and broadcaster, Richard Offen. Two winners from each school will be announced and all the student submissions of paintings and pencil sketches will be on display. Students’ art will continue to be on display in the Fremantle Town Hall for public view from Friday 22 September to Sunday 8 October 10 am – 2 pm.

I encourage our school community to visit the exhibition during the school holidays and celebrate our student’s amazing artistic abilities. Parents, students and the school community are invited to attend the awards ceremony.

The following below is the link to RSVP for the Art Award Ceremony –

Gwenyth Ewens Art Awards Presentation & Exhibition Opening 2023 Tickets, Thu 21/09/2023 at 4:30 pm | Eventbrite, tickets are free. Tickets are needed to reserve a spot and to monitor attendance only.

Mrs D’Angelo
Visual Arts Teacher


Unwell Students:

We kindly request that you please keep your sick children at home to protect the health of all students and staff. Ensuring a safe and healthy learning environment is paramount. Let’s also reinforce the importance of good hygiene practices to minimise the spread of illnesses. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


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 Urbano, our welcoming administration officer. To find out more about Mrs Urbano, please read below;


What do you love most about working at Christ the King?
The students because you are all beautiful and so are your personalities.

What is your favourite food and why?
Chocolate, because it’s delicious.

What was your first job after high school?
Shipping company

What is your favourite colour and why?
Green, because it reminds me of nature.

Did you ever have a favourite teacher in Primary School and why?
Mr Harrison, he was fun and I had him for 3 years.

How many years have you worked at Christ the King School?
9 years.


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!


New Enrolments for 2024:

We are currently undertaking enrolments for 2024. Please make sure that you let your family and friends know about our wonderful school community! We have places available from PreKindy-Year6.


Advertisement/flyer – Volunteers Needed for Distribution:

To promote our amazing school and encourage more enrolments, we are in need of volunteers to do a letter box drop of our new flyers in these suburbs; Hamilton Hill, Coolbellup, North Coogee, Coogee, Lake Coogee & South Fremantle.

This is a great opportunity for secondary students to volunteer their time for community service and a fun family activity whilst getting some exercise and volunteering your time.

Please see Mrs Urbano in the office if you are able to help and the suburb you would like to be allocated. Thank you!


Wishing you all a safe and relaxing holiday break!

Mrs Sabrina Reardon
Assistant Principal


P&F News

Last Friday 8th September, we came together for the school Quiz Night. An extraordinary success and a night of laughs and an amazing display of school community and spirit. The event raised over $19 500 which the P&F will use to fund additional resources and improvements around our school.

Soccer goals from Veto sports are being purchased with the money raised from the quiz night. There are other exciting purchases and improvements in the pipelines, watch this space!!

On behalf of the CTK P&F, we would like to thank the following, who co-ordinated and put on a fantastic event!

Crystal Walters (Event Lead), Suraya Correia, Mel Fiocco, Una Hodsgood, Kristie Collalillo, Prue Jewell , Katrina Fernandes, Gloria Pecotic, Daniella Allen, Angela La Rosa, Daniel Chia, Bernicia Di Giorgio.

A special thank you to our MC, Peter Rowsthorn who definitely made the night very memorable.

Thank you to the South Fremantle Football Club and Benny’s Bar for donating the Venue.

Thank you to all the families in every year group who donated and the surrounding community businesses that also contributed.

Mrs Alison Reddyhough
P&F President


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