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 11


Dear Parents, Caregivers and Community Members,


End of Term Prayer
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 practical a Christian 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; gives 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.


As we approach the end of another school term we can reflect on some enriching, memorable and successful events that have taken place at Christ the King School. We have many very committed and enthusiastic people, including staff, parents and children, who give their own time and talents to create a positive atmosphere at this school.

Since starting in 2022 (now two and half years on), I have maintained we are a Christ-Centred, Student Focused and Research Informed school. Through various events and activities this term, we feel that this focus continues to be achieved. The efforts of the students and the staff to reach out and assist those in need, whether that be through the funds raised with the various Mission activities, work in the classrooms, pastoral or extra-curricular work in the community – all members of Christ the King School are striving to meet this call. Congratulations and keep up the tremendous work.


NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee.

National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday, July 7 to Sunday, July 14), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. You can support and get to know your local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities through activities and events held across the country. The 2024 National NAIDOC Week theme is Keep the Fire Burning. Across every generation, our Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role and hold a prominent place in our communities and families. Yesterday’s visit by the Seton students, Erin Tapp, Nita and Jonathon to help showcase and celebrate NAIDOC Week at our school was a fantastic experience for all staff and students. Thank you, Mr Geaney, Mrs Gibson, Mrs Salerno, Taniwha, Mrs Dunn and Mrs D’Onoforo for leading this Tuesday.

Thank you, Miss Zugaro, Mrs Anderson, Miss Purtell, Mrs Darch and Miss Darch for making this last week a great Wellness Week for our students. Super work, planning and effort!

To all our EAs, thank you as you have once again worked so solidly as a team. I observe all the outstanding work each of you do and the role you play. You are the heartbeat of our school and we all admire, respect, value and appreciate the work you have done and continue to do, bravo ladies and gents!

Thank You Staff – As we approach the end of Semester One, I thank the staff of Christ the King who are an exceptional group of dedicated professionals. I am constantly in awe of their commitment. The depths of their conversations reflect professionals who have a highly developed understanding of good pedagogical practice. I wish to take this opportunity to acknowledge all their wonderful work. May God bless each and every one of them and may they find comfort in the knowledge their vocations as teacher, sages and educators are a lofty and most honourable calling.

I wish to congratulate our students on their commitment to their learning. Their resiliency and tenacity are certainly a wonderful example to us all. I sincerely thank our parent community for their support and encouragement throughout this semester. It has been a privilege to work alongside the children as they define our TRUE values of Christ the King School.

A very big thank you also to our P&F who have worked tirelessly once again this term. I really enjoy our meetings as the discussions are always around improving school resources and the learning journey of all children in our school. You have achieved so much for our community and it has been great fun!

Thank you to the Advisory Council for their support in my endeavours to have a future focus for our school. All our SAC members do a tremendous job in making many important financial decisions and keeping our school financially viable. It is exciting to see the SAC involving themselves in sub-committees like Risk Audit and Maintenance, Marketing and Capital Development.

Thank you, Mr Dom for doing so much around our school. We are all so grateful for the amazing work you do, well done young fella!

Thank you, Mrs Reardon, Mrs Seaward and Mrs Barrett for being such a great leadership team. It has been wonderful seeing you take on tasks and complete them with such precision and professionalism, awesome job!

A reminder, staff commence term three on Monday, 15 July for our Berry Street PD. Students start on Tuesday, 16 July.


School Holiday Ideas

The holidays provide time to have a rest and a break from the busy schedule of school days. There is also time to do some things that there may not be time for during the school term. The following is a list of ideas that may be useful during the next two weeks. Plan for some ‘lazy’ days and have quieter days around the house.

Read a book, or three. The best thing about holidays, and going slowly, is the ability to bring the adventures read in literature alive in many exciting ways; drawings, dramatisation, collage, painting, box construction, filming etc… are all ideas that can be sparked from an interesting read.

Visit a local park – perhaps not just any park, go on the internet and find a park that you haven’t been to before. Many of the new Council playgrounds are fantastic. There is water play, flying foxes and all sorts of equipment. A lot of them are fun for parents too. You might even ride your bike to the park or take a cricket set, soccer ball or footy and play a game.

Go to the movies — at home. Rent or download your favourite kids movie, make some popcorn, dim the lights and enjoy the cinema at home.

Play board and card games – they are always loads of fun and can keep kids amused for hours. Think of games like: Game of Life, Monopoly, Scrabble, Cluedo, Mouse Trap, Jenga and many others.

Play puppet shows at home – puppet shows have always been the cornerstone of imaginative play for children and you can make your own puppet show at home too. You could collect all your socks that you´re no longer using and get out the glue and have fun creating.

Do some gardening – replant part of the garden with some new flowers. You could also try and grow some of your favourite vegetables at home.

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Did you Know?

  • During his or her lifetime the average human will grow 949km of hair.
  • Your foot and your forearm are the same length.
  • Your smell is unique: your body odour is unique to you unless you have an identical twin. Even babies recognise the individual scents of their mothers.

I leave you with these thoughts for the holidays. A time when you may need a little more patience and understanding of your children.


Always remember to:

  • Listen with love
  • Listen with eyes as well as ears
  • Listen with understanding and
  • Listen often and God will ensure your family has a wonderful time together for the holiday and always.


Wishing all staff, children and families a very safe, relaxing and well-deserved holiday from the busyness of school. See you all term three!


Andrew Kelly

Messages from the Assistant Principal

Welcome to Week 11!


Reflecting on Term Two at Christ the King School:

As we look back on the eventful second term at our school, it’s clear that we’ve once again experienced numerous enriching opportunities together. It’s essential to recognise and celebrate these achievements as a unified school community.

We commenced our term with a P&F Derby Dress Up in Colours day, Anzac Day service in the quadrangle, observed significant Sacraments, honoured our Mothers with a delightful morning, engaged in various excursions and incursions, Kindy speech screenings, Vision screenings, many P&F events, Year 6 Masterchef, participated in cross-country carnivals and school photos, celebrated Wellbeing Week, enjoyed activities like Running club, Lego club and Basketball clinics, attended assemblies and Liturgical Singing, joined in National Simultaneous Story Time, gathered for our Milne House Prayer Liturgy and engaged in high-quality learning programs across all our classes! There’s so much happening at our exceptional school that fills us with immense pride and joy!


Student Wellbeing:

We appreciate the parents and carers who have chosen to keep their children at home when they are unwell, as this helps minimize the spread of various viruses and COVID within our school community. Your cooperation is very much appreciated!


Punctuality and Achievement:

Please continue to ensure your child arrives promptly at school and is in the classroom, prepared for learning by 8:40am. Classroom doors open at 8:30am. Arriving late does not provide adequate time for students to prepare for the school day. Students arriving after 8:40am may miss crucial instructions, important announcements, and key concepts taught during morning activities. Consistently being on time contributes to a productive classroom environment and is associated with academic success.


Home and School Partnerships:

Collaboration between home and school is key to achieving optimal outcomes for our students. Effective communication is essential for fostering a strong partnership. It is the responsibility of both staff and students to ensure this communication is maintained. Showing respect for our teachers as professionals is fundamental in cultivating positive home-school relationships. Both school staff and parents share the common goal of ensuring students are happy, safe, and thriving in their school environment. By working together, we can establish a supportive atmosphere where every student has the opportunity to succeed. Our teachers and education assistants receive ongoing training in current educational best practices. Additionally, teaching is widely acknowledged as a demanding profession, and supporting educators is crucial as they navigate the complexities of educating children daily.


Mid-Term Reports:

You can now access and download your child’s report on SEQTA Engage. Various formal and informal assessment methods, such as tests, work samples, teacher observations, interviews, projects, and assignments aligned with Curriculum Standards, have been used to evaluate your child’s progress. Please take the time to review the report thoroughly.

As you go through your child’s report, it’s important to recognise their overall development, including academic performance, effort, attitude, as well as personal and social skills. We encourage you to celebrate your child’s accomplishments and commend their dedication, perseverance, and growth. You may also consider setting realistic growth goals for the next semester together, breaking them down into achievable steps to celebrate milestones along the way and maintain motivation.

Thank you for your ongoing support and collaboration in your child’s educational journey. We extend our gratitude to our dedicated teaching staff for their hard work in compiling these Mid-Term Reports. Our teachers invest significant time and effort in analysing assessment data, assigning grades, and crafting comments that accurately reflect student progress and attributes.


The 2024 Religious Education Assessment (REA):

The Religious Education Assessment (REA) for 2024 involves students in Years 3, 5, and 9 attending Catholic schools in Western Australia. This system-wide online assessment occurs during Weeks 2 and 3 of Term 3. Its purpose is to evaluate students’ grasp of the Religious Education Curriculum. Test materials tailored for each year level are prepared by the Religious Education Directorate at the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia, encompassing multiple-choice, short answer, and extended response questions. Comprehensive student reports are generated and distributed in Term Four, complementing school-based Religious Education assessments. This assessment provides educators and administrators with a timely overview of student performance in Religious Education.

Parents and guardians of students in Year 3 and Year 5 have been notified about the upcoming assessment. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this assessment, please contact your child’s classroom teacher.


Edu Dance classes & Boogie Woogie at CtK:

Next term, Edu Dance classes will begin for students in Year 2 to 6. Kindergarten, Pre-Primary, Year 1, and our Learning Centre students will enjoy Boogie Woogie Dance classes. Boogie Woogie sessions are scheduled for Tuesdays for our students in Kindergarten, Pre-Primary, and the Learning Centre, while Year 1 will participate on Monday afternoons. Edu Dance classes will take place on Thursdays. Please ensure students wear their sports uniform on these days. We eagerly anticipate our students’ involvement in these exciting dance programs next term!


Get reading over the school holidays!

Encourage your child to dive into reading this school holidays! If your child needs an extra reason to pick up a book during the school break, consider the Premier’s Reading Challenge. If they haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time! They have until September to read eight books – there’s a wide variety of reading materials included, so if novels aren’t their preference, they have alternatives to explore. Exciting grand prizes and weekly rewards await! Enjoy the journey of reading!


Staff Profile:

Our fabulous Year 6 leaders, Dominque and Christian, will be interviewing our staff throughout the year so that we all can get to know each other well. This week they interviewed Miss Lomma. Find out more about Miss Lomma below:

What’s your favourite colour?
My favourite colour is purple for the Dockers

What’s your favourite food?
My Nonna’s pasta, ravioli specifically.

What’s your favourite part about CtK?
I love that we are a very inclusive school

What sports do you follow?
AFL, the Dockers

What’s your favourite animal?
Big dogs

Where do you like to get away from things?
The beach at sunset

If you had a million dollars, what would you buy?
I would buy a house!

What do you value most?
I value honesty and kindness


Student Spotlight:

Alisha Parkin – Year 6 student

For a recent drawing competition, I had to draw a picture that had to be of an iconic location but fantasy and imaginative. I chose to use the Fremantle Harbour and I was one of the seven people that won so now my drawing is going to be built into Lego and will be at the Freo Lego trail with 7 other Lego builds. People can vote for their favourite and whichever one gets the most votes will win the Ultimate Kids’ Excursion to Fremantle for their whole class!!!

People who vote will also be in the running for great prizes. Free tickets are required for children wishing to complete the trail. These can be booked on the Visit Fremantle Freo Builds website. Adults can accompany children without any need for tickets.

Location – Fremantle, WA

When – Monday 1st July 2024, 10 am – Sun 7th July 2024


Just a gentle reminder that Term Three begins for our students on Tuesday, 16 July, 2024. Monday, 15 July, will be a Staff Development Day, during which our staff will engage in a Berry Street Professional Learning Day at our school alongside two other Catholic Primary Schools.


Please take note of the following Pupil Free Days for 2024:

Term 3

  • Monday, 15 July
  • Friday, 20 September

Term 4

  • Monday, 7 October
  • Friday, 8 November


The winter holiday offers a wonderful chance to unwind and rejuvenate. It’s an ideal period to recharge, celebrate our successes, and prepare for the upcoming semester. Use this time to relax, spend quality moments with family and friends, and indulge in activities that bring happiness and renewal. A rested mind and spirit are crucial for personal development and shared success.

As we look ahead to the new semester, let’s uphold our commitment to maintain our school’s warm and inclusive environment for everyone.

Warm wishes for a safe and enjoyable holiday break with family and friends!

Mrs. Sabrina Reardon
Assistant Principal

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