Dear Parents and Guardians,
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 last year, 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 is being 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.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish Mrs Jacynta Philps and her husband, Harley, all the very best for the safe arrival of their baby later next term and hope they both revel in the joys of parenthood. I am sure Jacynta will keep us all updated with the exciting news.
We say farewell to Miss Larissa Paratore who graced us with her incredible musical talents in the short time she was at CtK. Her impact and work will be forever remembered. Larissa’s vision for Music and leading the improvements in audio visuals in the hall were only a few of her wonderful contributions to our school. We wish her well for her future. May the wind be always at your back, Larissa.
Learning Centre Visit to the Zoo
Celebrating Wonderful Learning in our Learning Centre
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.
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.
Wishing all staff, children and families a very safe, relaxing and well-deserved holiday from the busyness of school. See you all term three!