Dear Parents and Guardians,
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.
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.
True prayer is listening – God has more important things to say to us than we to Him (after all, he knows what we are thinking).
If we open our hearts to God, if we allow God to work within us, then God is able to bring out the best in us. With the help of God’s grace, we can grow into the human person that God intended us to be, and in turn we are able to help others to reach their full potential as human beings created in the image and likeness of God . . .
Lord, open my eyes so that I may see the good in all people,
especially those that I am too quick to judge.
During this week think of ways you can bring light to the people who cross your path every day and then act on it!
Acts for each day during this week of Lent:
- Saturday: Do something as a family that shows you care for each other
- Sunday: Say the Our Father
- Monday: Think of a quality you have that could be strengthened and work at it during Lent
- Tuesday: Read Luke 10:30-37 – ‘The Good Samaritan’
- Wednesday: Ask God’s blessings for the person you like the least
- Thursday: Make contact with a distant friend
- Friday: Forgive someone who has hurt you
CtK Swimming Carnival
Our students from Years 4-6 enjoyed putting their swimming skills into action, as they represented their House, in achieving their personal best at the CtK Swimming Carnival Tuesday. Our students participated in a spirit of encouragement and goodwill. It is great to be able to see our swimmers flourish, push others outside their comfort zone, where we grow considerably, and also build great school spirit and pride. A very big thank you to Mrs McLinden for her work in coordinating this extra curricula event, which the children and parents thoroughly enjoyed. I extend my sincere thanks to all staff for the work they performed on the day and, for supporting the children. Thank you, parents for being present on the day displaying encouragement and support too. The day was another example of our community working together for the benefit of our amazing students.
Fathering Group Bangers and Bingo
Pope Francis described Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous and, a working father. Last Friday evening dads and significant adult figures in our school attended the ‘Bangers and Bingo’ event in the hall. It was extremely well attended. Thank you to the dads for supporting this very important initiative. A huge thank you to Alf Di Tullio and his team for organising this wonderful event. You are a super legend, Alf!
Yesterday afternoon Donovan House celebrate Fr Donovan at the House liturgy in the hall. Thank you to the readers from Donovan, Miss Kezic, Miss Paratore, Miss Dunsire and Mrs Burwood for setting up the artwork display and coordinating the music and PowerPoint. Awesome team effort!
Thank you to the P&F for organising the disco tomorrow evening starting at 5pm. Having a silent disco for the first 20 minutes at both sessions is how we at CtK are trying to ensure we cater for a vast range of student needs and showing inclusiveness through our actions. I look forward to seeing you there!
Teacher Parent Meetings Wednesday 5 April
A reminder that Wednesday, 5 April school will finish at 12pm. If you can collect your child/ren up at 12pm this would be great. Otherwise as previously stated, children will be supervised at school until normal pick-up times.
A link to book your time will be sent out to all families from 4 Year Old Kindy to Year 6 early next week.
Congratulations Christ the King School for be chosen to be acknowledged in this Friday’s The West Australian newspaper.
At Christ the King School, Beaconsfield, our school motto is Care for and Respect Everyone. We challenge our students to live by the values Inclusive, Forgiving, Courage, Service and Respect. At our school we believe that it is important to remember that no matter what you are going through in your life, there are many people worse off than you.
We are a double stream, co-educational school catering for children form Pre Kindy to Year 6. We are also very fortunate to run a Special Needs Learning Support Centre, many of these students are medically compromised and use services that are supported by Telethon and their beneficiaries.
When we were given the opportunity to help Telethon by making paper flowers for the Telethon Launch, I jumped on board. Some of our wonderful Year 6 leaders helped to design some flyers to put up around the school. Every day for a week, I welcomed between 30 and 50 students into our school library to make paper flowers. This ranged from students in Year 1 through to Year 6. Our school leaders helped the younger students. All these students that helped gave up their own play time at lunch to join in. My class of Year One students also made paper flowers during our class time.
Our students should be proud of the Service that they have shown through their actions and involvement in helping Telethon and supporting sick children around Western Australia.
Lisa Seaward (Year One Teacher),
Christ the King School, Beaconsfield
Paint Me A Rainbow – Autism Awareness Week 2023
I wish to share with all families a very important campaign I have ben involved with for many years now. I wish to bring the Paint Me A Rainbow Autism Awareness campaign to Christ the King School starting Monday 27 March and finishing on Friday 31 March. The idea is to create an inclusive environment for children and families living with an Autism Diagnosis enriching the lives of children with Autism by allowing their true colours to shine. By supporting this, you will be spreading awareness and acceptance of children within our school, community and state that are living with Autism. Each morning from 8:10am in the Quad the Student Council will be selling rainbow merchandise ranging in price from $1 to $30. All money raised will go to purchasing more sensory equipment plus equipment for a Bright Start program I wish to start before school for children with Autism and or anxiety. Please see the flyer below in this newsletter! On Friday, 31 March the children will be able to wear rainbow colours (not compulsory) for a gold coin donation, and we will have a FREE sausage sizzle for the whole school as the Canteen will be CLOSED on that day.
Science Solar Car Challenge
This term year 6 students have been building solar cars as part of their science topic of electricity and energy sources used to create electricity. On Monday, March 20, they finally got to race their cars against each other. Mr. Dom built a fabulous track for us in the ECE carpark. There were 8 teams all very eager to have their car represent CTK at the Synergy Solar Car Challenge Competition. After heats, the competition came down to 2 teams with ‘Tokyo Drift’ taking out the title. On Thursday, March 23, 4 students; John Jacobsz, Oscar Cribb, Max Geracitano and Max Jelovsek, will compete at the Synergy Schools Solar Challenge at Lumen Chrisit College. At the competition they will have to work together as a team and build a solar car from scratch and then test it ready to compete against approximately 30 other schools. Good luck boys!
New CtK Uniform Concepts – School Advisory Council
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
The Christ the King School Advisory Council (SAC) have engaged with Tutor Uniforms (Anne-Marie Yancazos – Managing Director) to develop new uniform concepts for our students. We have analysed the data from the Uniform Surveys conducted last year and used this information to design a modern, cost effective and comfortable uniform.
We ask that you take the time to carefully look at the two concepts; Concept 1 (Formal all year round uniform and sport uniform) and Concept 2 (Sport uniform all year round).
As you will see we have included a navy blue to complement CtK’s maroon and yellow. Many, many years ago the school colours of Christ the King School consisted predominantly of navy blue.
Please complete the survey to vote for Concept 1 or 2, with your additional feedback and thoughts by clicking on this link https://forms.office.com/r/KUUUD1KE9L. We will take into consideration the feedback and incorporate where possible to make these changes to the final design concepts, so we are ready to launch our new CTK uniform for 2024. Staff and Year 5 Students have also been asked to complete the survey. Staff and Year 5 students have also been asked to complete the survey. The closing date is Thursday, 6 April at 12pm.
School Advisory Council
Church Blooper: This was in my Church Bulletin from last weekend:
Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale.
It’s a chance to get rid of all those things not worth keeping around the house.
Don’t forget your husbands!
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!