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 01

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.

In everything give thanks. Amen.

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 the staff, after a refreshing break.


Year Six Students

This term the School Community is focused on our wonderful Year Six children as they prepare for their graduation from primary school culminating in a Graduation and Thanksgiving Mass at the end of the term. They have been fabulous role models for our school, and we want them leaving knowing how much we appreciate and value their contributions to CtK this year. We ask Jesus to be with our Year Six children and families during this time.


Annual Community Meeting

Our Advisory Council and P&F Annual Community Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 15 November at 6 pm. 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. Nomination forms for both the School Advisory Council and P&F will be available in the Admin Office. Please consider giving up two Wednesday evenings per term to help support the decision-making in our school.


Congratulations to the children in the Speak Up Awards Grand Final

I would like to congratulate our Public Speaking representatives who took part in the Grand Final at the end of last term. The staff and parents who did attend were witness to outstanding speeches and effort from all the children who competed.

Congratulations to our children; the results are as follows:

Year 3: 

  1. Teagan Trang 
  2. Luka Zlendic 
  3. Amelia O’Hara 

Year 4:

  1. Antoinette Maguire
  2. Pearl Geracitano
  3. Edward Hayhow

Year 5:

  1. Dominique Valsecchi
  2. Cate Paratore
  3. Christian D’Adamo

Year 6:

  1. Ella Terrigno
  2. Savannah Blackwood
  3. Valentina Colalillo



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 18 October in the school hall.


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.

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 Back!

We hope this newsletter finds you refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready for an exciting journey as we embark on Term 4! We extend a warm welcome to both our returning students and those who have just joined our school community for the first time. It’s going to be a wonderful term filled with opportunities for growth, discovery and achievement.

As we resume a new term, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the parents and families for your unwavering support and involvement in your child’s education. Your partnership is instrumental in creating a nurturing environment where our students can thrive academically, socially and emotionally.


Transition into Term Four:

We are extremely proud of the way our students have displayed remarkable enthusiasm in getting back into routines, which is a testament to their incredible capacity for growth. We commend our students for embracing new challenges and settling into their learning routines with such determination.


Celebrating Achievements and Progress:

We celebrate not only the high achievements but also the continuous progress of our students. Every step forward, no matter how small, is a significant milestone in their educational journey. We encourage our teachers to recognise and acknowledge the efforts of each student, fostering a growth mindset that inspires them to reach even greater heights. Please celebrate these milestones with your children, no matter how small.


Term Planning:

Academic communication for this term will include posting term overviews on Seesaw, progress conversations prior to reporting for students receiving D grades and formal reports. This term, staff have many exciting learning activities and events planned, including excursions and incursions, sporting carnivals, prayer service, assemblies, Numero competition, leadership day and camp overnight stay, spelling bee competition, Grandparents morning, Remembrance Day service, Christ the King Day and our annual Carols Evening. Amongst other learning opportunities, our Year 6 students will graduate from primary school at the end of the term!


Term Dates:

Please make sure you have made note of the dates during this term. We conclude Term 4 on Friday 8 December, 2023. Please note, that Monday 6 November (Week 5) is a Pupil Free Day for our students. Our Staff will participate in a professional development planning day.



It would be appreciated if parents and carers could email or phone the school office before 9 am, in order to notify staff of their child’s absence from school. Please do not wait for a message from the school. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this matter.


Student Uniform Vigilance:

Please ensure uniform items are labelled correctly so that they can be easily returned in case they are misplaced.


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 Sinor Desiati, our fabulous Italian teacher. To find out more about Sinor Desiati, please read below;


How long have you taught Italian at Christ the King?

8 years.

What is your favourite colour and why?

All colours – blue and the colours of the Italian flag.

What is your favourite food?

My Mum’s lasagne.

Why do you like teaching Italian?

Because I am Italian and it is one of the most beautiful languages.

Did you have a pet as a child?

Yes, a fish, a turtle and a cat called Giada.

What is your favourite thing about Christ the King School?

The kids are wonderful and I love to speak to them. From this year, I have an actual Italian classroom which is fantastic!


Student Spotlight:

Did you know that the Parkin family ran in the Perth Running Festival 4km Dash last weekend and raised a total of $2252 for Telethon? This money will go towards medical research into childhood diseases, providing equipment, critical services and life-changing opportunities for sick, disadvantaged and vulnerable children in Western Australia.


In order of finishing (crossing the line) the Parkin’s finished:

49th out of 2046 people Charlie (7th in category) time 14’23”

51st out of 2046 people Jeremy ( 4th in category) time 14’23”

212th out of 2046 people Lucinda ( 21st in category) time 18’48”

The Parkins family all managed to get their PBs which is wonderful news! Congratulations!


I would like to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated staff for their tireless efforts in nurturing and guiding our students. Their commitment to providing a positive and engaging learning experience is commendable and we are fortunate to have such passionate educators at Christ the King School.

It has been a wonderful start to the term so far and I wish everyone an enjoyable weekend and term ahead!


Mrs Sabrina Reardon
Assistant Principal


Community News


JRS Vocalists

JRS vocalists had a positive performance day at the Perth Royal Show, showcasing their terms work.

Join us this term for Private vocal lessons at CtK.

30-minute individual or small group private tuition during school hours. Develop vocal control, technique, confidence, performance presentation and participate in performance opportunities.



Group vocal classes each Monday Held at THE HUB in Hamilton Hill- 1 Starling Street.

Juniors 3.45 pm and Teenagers 4.35 pm

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