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 1, Week 06


Dear Parents, Caregivers and Community Members,


As we journey through this season of Lent we might consider the message that Jesus gave and demonstrated to us which was ‘to consider others before Himself.’ The following prayer gives us a focus for doing this.

Dear Lord,
Give me a kind heart that will endure,
One that’s strong and secure.
To help someone along the way,
Make this my goal every day.
Let me lend a helping hand
To someone whose life has not gone as planned,
Reaching out to one in need,
May this be my daily good deed,
To provide a guiding light
For someone lost in the dark of night.
Let me take time to care
For someone experiencing despair.
Whatever I do, everywhere I go,
Your Will,
Dear Lord, let me know


Sometime ago, I came across two cartoon illustrations, the first depicted four appropriately robed gentlemen in earnest discussion. One was saying to the others, “If we put our heads together and go about this the right way, we could end up with a best seller. Well, what about it, will you be in it? What about you, Matthew? How about you, Mark? What do you think, Luke?”

The other illustration showed a traffic intersection where the traffic lights were out of order. Cars from all directions had nosed their way ahead until there was a complete jam; the end result was much hooting of horns and quite a few unnecessary words being exchanged. The caption for this illustration read, “If everyone gets their own way, then no-one gets their own way.”

I suppose the world around us gives us many examples of both the above situations. Firstly, through sensible discussion and negotiation, solutions to problems can be found and action plans put into operation. Secondly, through senseless argument and stubbornness, barriers arise, problems become complex and at best a stalemate follows or maybe even a ‘cold war’.

One of the principle aims of a Catholic school should be the creation, by staff and parents, of a climate conducive to the exercise of Gospel values. Hopefully, in such an environment, young people will live the meaning of love, truth, respect, care, justice, service and forgiveness. May we also remember to never take each other for granted and value one another as important people in our lives.

Congratulations to our Interschool Swimming Team as the children involved represented our school with a great deal of pride. Overall, Christ the King School finished Second out of Six places. Congratulations to Bailey Year 5 for being announced as Champion Girl, what an awesome effort! Thank you to Mrs McLinden for all the great preparation and organisation. Thank you also to Mrs Goncalves and Miss Borcich for helping out on the day. Great teamwork was on display!

Can I please ask parents who use the Loop for after school pick-up avoid waiting where there is shade. Cars should not leave a large gap between cars in the Loop as this creates traffic congestion along Annie Street and York Street.

‘International Women’s Day’ Friday 8 March

Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress.

Women’s economic empowerment is central to a gender equal world. When women are given equal opportunities to earn, learn and lead – entire communities thrive. The theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress.

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Celebrate women’s achievements. Raise awareness about discrimination. Take action to drive gender parity.

IWD belongs to everyone, everywhere. Inclusion means all IWD action is valid. While important progress has been made, women face significant obstacles to achieving equal participation in the economy.

Without equal access to education, employment pathways, financial services and literacy, how can we ever hope to reach gender equality?

We must ensure women and girls are given equal opportunity to build their capabilities and strengthen their capacity to learn, earn and lead.


Did you Know?

  • Tasmania is said to have the cleanest air in the world.
  • In an average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.
  • The letter “J” was the last letter added to the English alphabet.


Andrew Kelly

Messages from the Assistant Principal

Welcome to Week Six!

Wellness Week

Wellness Week at Christ the King is in full swing! Wellness Week is always a huge success amongst students and staff. Students loved going ‘homework free’ and it has been lovely to hear the stories of how students use their time otherwise, such as visiting neighbours, cooking with family and playing board games with family and friends. The students thoroughly enjoyed our whole school morning workout on Wednesday and have enjoyed meeting their new buddies this week! Staff have loved receiving the coffee vouchers from the P&F. Thank you to our amazing staff wellness team, for coordinating Wellness Week for our whole school.



NAPLAN is a National Literacy and Numeracy assessment that students in Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 sit each year. NAPLAN information for parents and caregivers has been communicated. The NAPLAN test window starts on Wednesday 13 March and finishes on Monday 25 March, 2024. For more information about NAPLAN, please visit We encourage parents and caregivers to keep conversations about NAPLAN as relaxed and reassuring as possible to minimise any nervousness.


Parent Teacher Interviews

Parents and Guardians will have the opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher/s on Wednesday 27 March (Week 9) from 12.30pm. Parent Teacher interviews will be conducted across all year groups in ten-minute rotations. We respectfully ask that parents/guardians keep to the ten-minute limit, to ensure the afternoon runs smoothly and on time. Information will be forthcoming, shortly.


Sacrament Commitment Masses – Year 3, 4 and 6 students

If your child is receiving their First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion or Confirmation this year, you and your child are required to attend a Commitment Mass at Christ the King Church this Saturday 9 March at 6pm or Sunday 10 March at 10am. Please contact your child’s classroom teacher if you have questions or concerns regarding this.


Student Spotlight

Over the weekend, Bailen Allen (Year 5) played in the Teeball WA State Championships 2024 for his club the ‘Canning Cougars’. They played 5 games over 3 days and won 3 out of 5. They defeated the Rockingham Raptors, Batavia Coast and Willeton Wildcats, finishing 4th overall in the Under 12s B division. Congratulations Bailen! We are so proud of YOU!


Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

Mrs. Sabrina Reardon
Assistant Principal


Community News

Perth Goju Karate are opening a brand new beginner’s karate class at the Christ The King school hall. Thursday’s weekly, 4:00pm – 4:45pm. First class starting week one of term, Thursday 1 February!

A special offer for Christ The King students – 4 WEEKS FREE beginners karate lessons!

Classes will be held after school on Thursday’s and are a great way for children of all ages to learn self-defense in a fun and safe environment.

We also teach classes for teens and adults and they are fantastic for fitness, wellbeing and of course, self-defense.

Students who attend the schools on-site After Care can be collected and taken to the class in the hall and returned to After Care when their class is finished.

Classes continue over the school holidays (with a short break over the Christmas period) which makes it perfect for the kids who are looking to try something on the holidays.

Karate has many benefits which include confidence, respect, discipline and fitness.

Places for the beginner’s class will be limited, so to take advantage of this 4 week trial, contact us to book your name in and secure your spot for the trial period.

Sensei Johnny Moran – 0402 830 402

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