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 03


Dear Parents, Caregivers and Community Members,



As a school community we came together last Wednesday to commemorate ANZAC Day and to pray for those who have given their lives in wars to protect our country and also for those who are still serving around the world. This was a beautiful occasion and the students were most respectful throughout the service. A huge thank you to our Year 6 students for leading this ceremony with the readings and singing.

Praying the Rosary – Month of May

The month of May has traditionally been a time when we pray to Mary. The Rosary is often prayed during this time. The Rosary tells of some of the very important events in Mary’s life. Mary’s life begins joyfully, then experiences sorrow and is finally glorious. The Yr6 Communications Team will be leading the Rosary in our school from next week for the month of May.

We send lots of prayers and blessings to the children in Yr3 as they participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Saturday 4 May at Christ the King Church between 3pm and 5pm. We wish the children and their parents the very best! Many thanks in advance to Mrs Gumina and Miss Letizia for preparing the children. Thank you to Mrs Reardon for her support, guidance and help. Thank you, Mrs Darch for creating the certificates and thank you, Mrs Urbano for completing the administrative duties to ensure everything is in readiness for this Saturday.

Year Six Camp

On Tuesday the Year Six children and teachers left for their Year Six Camp at Nanga Bush, Dwellingup. We wish them well and hope they experience the joy of being together as a group and grow in appreciation, whilst experiencing the many challenges they will face over the next four days. The children have settled in well and are enjoying the many activities and experiences presented to them. We do look forward to their return tomorrow and hearing the many stories they have to share with us.

Playgroup at Christ the King School

This wonderful new initiative led by Melissa Fiocco and Alison Reddyhough began Monday as parents and children gathered in the PreKindy classroom to experience play in a casual setting. Playgroup provides opportunities for families and children to learn and playfully prepare for school together, to bond, share and build brains!

Playgroup typically meets for two hours per week for families and children to come together to socialise and learn through play. At playgroup you can have fun playing and learning with your child and meet other local parents. Your child can make friends and become familiar with the school environment ready for future school years. To register your interest please contact Melissa. Email:

Play-Based Learners

At Christ the King School, we believe in the development of the whole child and that our children must be equipped for the future. We understand that the children of today do not live in the world of yesterday and as such believe in an innovative, curiosity driven education based upon traditional and new pedagogy and understanding.

Christ the King School offers so many exciting opportunities and I encourage students and parents to attend relevant events and to be as involved as possible in the life of the school. Our aspiration, at Christ the King School, is to provide a world-class Catholic school where students and staff flourish.

Early Childhood Education lays the foundation for further schooling and provides the initial interface between home and school in a child’s life. Recognising parents as the first educators of their children, early childhood education seeks to build upon home learning. In establishing programs for young children, it is important to remember that Catholic schooling is intentionally directed to the holistic development of children from within, assisting them to become fully integrated human persons.

Our program:

  • Recognises, values and builds upon the child’s prior knowledge.
  • Understands the importance of developing problem solving and thinking strategies through play.
  • Listens to children and their families, respecting their values, cultures and experiences to provide opportunities which support learning.
  • Closely observes, describes and records the children’s efforts and achievements by monitoring progress and planning experiences which build on their knowledge, understandings, skills, attitudes and values.
  • Facilitates a challenging environment which motivates and enriches learning and gives the child the opportunity to experience:
  • Independence and guidance.
  • Free choice and direction.
  • Incidental moments and planned activities.
  • Child initiated, and teacher navigated.
  • Individual and group work.
  • Free inquiry and explicit teaching.


The aims of our Early Childhood Education Program are to encourage children to:

  • Develop a positive self-image.
  • Love learning and value their individual learning styles.
  • Be responsible for their learning.
  • Build oral language skills.
  • Respect their own knowledge, background and culture.
  • Take risks, persist and be self-paced with their learning.
  • Know, understand and use their personality, talents, and personal ways of being creative.
  • Learn through problem-based play activities by doing and being actively involved.
  • Learn through adults and others who scaffold their endeavours.
  • Respect, value and accept all people.
  • Experience the joy in the mystery and wonder of the universe through inquiry.
  • Feel valued and safe.


School Attendance

We want to make sure all children get the best education possible which is why attending school every day is so important. Western Australian law stipulates that all school-aged children must go to and attend school every day. As a school we are required to keep accurate attendance records for all of our students. This includes taking attendance:

  • In the morning and afternoon for students in Pre-Kindy to Year 6
  • At every lesson for secondary school students.

Developing the habit of going to school every day is vital so children do not miss out on important Ideas and skills they need for future learning.

The impact on the child’s learning when they continuously miss school is quite significant. We certainly do not want parents sending their child to school when they are unwell. This serves no purpose and can have a detrimental effect on the child, other members of the class and the teacher. However, children who stay home for less legitimate reasons, can be habit forming, as well as impacting on their learning. For example:

Missing half a day of school each week equates to one month of missed learning each year.

The attendance habits set by children when they first start school continue throughout their school life.

If children miss half a day of school each week between Pre-Primary and Year 10, they would miss almost one full year of learning. Learning is cumulative – if children miss a day, it is harder for them to catch up.

You can help by arriving and collecting your children on time; making sure they get nutritious meals and enough sleep; and making appointments with doctors, dentists and specialists after school hours, and making holiday plans during school holidays and not during the school term.

As Principal, I certainly understand that this cannot always be the case, as sometimes you can only get into specialists at certain times and holidays can be a ‘once in a life-time’ opportunity for the child and the family.

If your child is unwell and unable to go to school, let the school know straight away by telephone or by the website. If they miss a day it is important you talk with their teacher to find out how you can help them catch up. If your child cannot attend school because of their mental or physical health, speak to your child’s teacher or make an appointment to speak with me to see what options are available for your child. As the year progresses and we move into the colder months, it is hard to get out of bed and get ready for school. It is important that we remind our children the importance of attending school every day.

Did you know?

  • Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  • Food can only be tasted if it is mixed with saliva.
  • A hardboiled egg will spin. An uncooked or soft boiled egg will not.


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!


Andrew Kelly

Messages from the Assistant Principal

It has been a wonderful start to Term Two! We have a very busy and fun term ahead! As we continue through the term, let us remain committed to fostering a nurturing and supportive environment for all members of our school community.


Sacrament of Reconciliation

We wish our Year 3 students who are celebrating their Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday 4 May, all the very best. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, as you embark on a new part of your sacramental journey. We thank Mrs Gumina and Miss Letizia, for their support and guidance with the Year 3 students.



This a gentle reminder to please keep your child home if they are unwell. This in turn has an impact on the other students as well as the staff. While it can be hard to know whether to keep your child at home when they are not feeling well, there are some signs to look out for. Keep your child home if they have:

  • fever (a temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius)
  • nausea with vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • sore eyes with pus or mucus
  • sore throat
  • bad cough
  • rash or skin sores, especially on the face, hands and feet


If your child is feeling generally unwell and has a runny nose, low energy levels or little appetite, you may want to keep a closer watch. Assess their health for a few hours before deciding whether they should stay home for the day. It is very important to keep children home when they are sick to minimise the risk of spreading illnesses to other children, staff members and their families. In particular, viruses spread quickly when there is close contact and cause many of the diseases that are common among young children, especially when a child is coughing, sneezing or has a runny nose. Your consideration of this matter is greatly appreciated.



Student safety in their transition to and from school is of utmost importance. To ensure safe and efficient traffic flow surrounding our school, please ensure that you are following the before and after school procedures. To reduce traffic congestion, we need your support to ensure our school is a safe and efficient place for student drop-off and collection. We ask for your cooperation to help alleviate traffic congestion by being mindful of others and ensuring that our children are safe at all times.

Only parents and families who have a child in Pre-Kindy, Kindy and or Pre-Primary can park and use the ECE Car Park. This is NOT a drive through so please make sure you respect this space as child safety is a priority for all concerned. All other families who have a child in Years 1-6 will need to use the Loop Car Park for drop off and pick up.

Students in Pre-Primary – Year 6 are dismissed from class at 3:00pm. Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students will be dismissed from class at 2.45pm. Please be prompt and ensure you clearly communicate with your child how they will be getting home each day and from where they will be collected.


Premier’s Reading Challenge

The Premier’s Reading Challenge starts SOON!

What is this?
This challenge is for students to read 12 books or more during the challenge.

Who can take part?
Students from Kindy to Year 10.

When does it start?
It’s started! It runs from 6 May to 6 September, 2024.

How do I enter?
Parents can register their child/children online.

There is something for every student. From historical novels to graphic novels, comics, newspapers, song lyrics to poems, all of these count towards their Reading Challenge totals.

Students can win fantastic prizes so register today!



Mrs. Sabrina Reardon
Assistant Principal


One Big Voice – Save the Date!!!

Our school choir has been selected to participate in the One Big Voice Festival at RAC Arena on Thursday, August 22, 2024, commencing at 6.15 p.m.

One Big Voice is a choral festival that promotes a love of singing, friendship, and acceptance and develops relationships with other children who share a love of music.

This year over 3000 students from 80 schools will be involved in the One Big Voice Festival and will sing a selection of inspirational and fun songs.

We will be continuing our preparation of the 10 songs over the next term on Friday mornings at Choir at 8:10am. Please try to drop your child off by then to the music room.

If your child is not in the choir and you think this would be a good activity for them, we still have 10 places available. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Thank you.

Jackie Carroll – Music Specialist


P&F News

The P&F Mother’s Day Stall will be held on Wednesday 8th May for Kindy and Thursday 9th May for Pre-K-Yr 6. All gifts this year will be $5 each and each child will be able to purchase 1-2 gifts. We kindly ask for your child to bring their money in on the stall day in a sealed envelope/bag clearly labelled with your child’s name and year level on it. The gifts will be wrapped and sent home with your child that day.

We hope that everyone wanting to attend the Mother’s Day Events being held on Friday 10th May has RSVP.  For catering purposes the cut off for RSVP’s will be on Monday 6th May. This year it will be split into 2 events to help cater for parents/caregivers who cannot stay past 8:30am. Due to the growing numbers in our CTK community, event 2 will be for Mums/Caregivers only and starting after the children are in class.

EVENT 1: Mum and Me Bingo (7.45am – 8.30am)
Visit the activity stations in the Quad with your child/children. Get your card stamped at each one to enter the Mother’s Day Prize draw!

EVENT 2: ‘Tearrific Mums’ High Tea (8.30am – 9.30am)
Mums/Caregivers will enjoy a catered Morning Tea in the Hall.

The CTK Coin Challenge will be running from 13th May – 7th June. This is going to be a lot of fun and the children will have the chance to win a class party at the end of term. Start saving your coins and watch out for the flyer and rules coming out in the next few weeks!

Our first Term 2 P&F meeting is coming up on Wednesday 8th May at 7:30pm in the library. We hope to see you there and discuss the upcoming events planned for the remainder of Term 2.

P&F Chair


Bangers and Bingo

Starts: 24 May 2024, 5:30 pm
Ends: 24 May 2024, 7:30 pm
Location: Christ the King Beaconsfield School Hall, 87 York St, Beaconsfield, WA 6162
Event type: Engagement Dads and Kids Activity

Dads, Father-figures & Carers

As a father or father-figure, you are really important to your kids, and they need you to be present and actively engaged in their lives.

Our next Fathering Project event at Christ the King Primary is planned for Monday 24th May 2024. (5:30 to 7:30pm).

Bring your kids along and enjoy an evening of eating bangers, playing bingo, and connecting with other fathers.

Sausage sizzle, juice and water will be provided at $5 per head.

Please reach out if you can help prepare and serve food on the night.

RSVP by Monday, 20th May 2024. 

Community News

Perth Goju Karate

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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