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 a practical Christians 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; give 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.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Young children are filled with wonder about the world and are open to discovering the Mystery of God through hands-on play, especially in the natural environment that God provided. Drawing from this gift of imagination can nurture this openness to God. Everything in nature speaks to us of God’s love.
The SUN is God warming us.
The BREEZE is God caressing us.
The GROUND on which you stand is God
holding you in his protecting hands.
The AIR we breathe is God sustaining our life.
The WATER we drink is God quenching our thirst.
The FRUIT we eat is God feeding us.
Just spending time in God’s natural creation can do wonders for a weary soul.
From My Readings……
In the midst of personal trials and challenges – we can effectively alleviate not just our own suffering but also the suffering of those around us.
Sometimes, it can seem easier to just stay stuck in our emotions around a particular struggle, than to look for the opportunity to grow from it.
We may be stuck in anger or a sense of injustice. Or, we might feel victimised or scared. Or, perhaps you’ve been unable to move past feeling that, you really “didn’t deserve what happened’.
The key to transcending any difficulty actually lies in letting go.
But letting go doesn’t mean settling for what we don’t want in life. Letting go is an emotional and physical process, to help us rise above a difficult situation and create a newer better life for ourselves.
By letting go, we are opening a pathway of acceptance of ‘what is’ instead of staying stuck in ‘what should be’.
On behalf of the CtK community, we say congratulations to Mrs Jacynta Philp and Harley on the birth of their beautiful girl Arabella Jay Philp on September 1st. A lovely spring baby! We wish Jacynta and Harley the very best and hope they both revel in the joys of parenthood. We can’t wait to meet Arabella soon.
I will leave the spiel for the P&F but I just want to extend my appreciation and congratulations to Crystral, and the P&F mums and dads who made the Quiz Night last Friday an absolute success. As Principal of CtK, it confirmed to me, I have the best school community anyone could wish for. Thank you all so much for making it such a memorable night of fun, laughter and joy!
Open Night – Reporting and Assessment
What a wonderful evening the Open Night was even though the weather was stormy, it didn’t dampen our spirits! I do hope you had an opportunity to celebrate your children’s learning but also saw how dedicated and hardworking our CtK staff are. Thank you to all my staff for what you do everyday as you are all awesome. A huge thank you to all the families who attended, there was a great sense of community spirit. The Lego creations were simply outstanding again. Congratulations and thank you to Monty and Una for all your hard work in setting up the Lego displays. Any feedback is most welcome by emailing your child’s class teacher and me of course. Thank you to the P&F, especially Angela La Rosa for organising the sausage sizzle and the excellent cooking as all money raised will go to our P&F.
Wishing all the children a great day tomorrow at our Christ the King School, Athletics Carnival. Tuesday was a great day for the jumps, throws and 400m races. Thank you to the many parents for helping on Tuesday, you are all awesome! Looking forward to a great day Friday. A reminder, all children need to attend the carnival as it is a school day.
It is with a heavy heart I need to inform our school community that Mrs Deirdre Hughes has resigned from Christ the King and from being a teacher as she feels a complete career change is what is needed. Deirdre is currently on long service leave but will be visiting us next Wednesday to say goodbye and we will have an opportunity as a school community to farewell her next term. Mrs Natasha Sobejko will continue teaching Science for the remainder of this year.
On a positive note, I wish to announce I have appointed Miss Jessica Delmadoros and Mrs Lisa Gauci to our teaching staff for 2024. Jessica is joining us from Santa Clara School, St James and Lisa is coming from Orana Catholic School, Willetton. I will inform the school community about all staff for 2024 at the Annual Community Meeting in November. I will also be writing to all parents in October explaining the process for how class lists will be created for 2024.
Next Thursday is Christ the King’s Speak Up Awards starting at 1:30pm in the hall. Parents are most welcome to attend. We wish all our finalists the very best!
Last Day of This Term
A reminder the last day of this term will be next Thursday, 21 September for staff and students.
Blessing of the Fleet
The blessing of the fishing fleet festival will be held on the 22nd of October 2023 in Fremantle.
Following a long-standing tradition, we are inviting students who made their First Holy Communion this year to walk in the procession behind the Madonna. The children will need to wear their Holy Communion outfits for the occasion and need to be at St Patricks Church, Fremantle at 1:30pm.
Other children are also welcome to walk in the procession. Please support this festival. It would be fantastic to see all our Year Four students participating on this day and representing Christ the King School. Anyone interested in participating can phone Rita Onoforo on 0400 878 394 for further information.
Starting Week One, term four each Thursday after school from 3:10 pm until 4:10 pm tennis lessons will be offered for children in Years 3-6 who have handed in their form. As I am a Level 2 tennis coach, I am offering my knowledge free as an extra-curricular learning opportunity.
As this is our last newsletter for the term, I wish to thank everyone in our wonderful community for their support of their children, and one another. I thank you all for your precious children whom I thoroughly enjoy sharing in their learning journey. I thank our amazing teachers and supportive community for their combined efforts in helping our children grow towards God’s vision for them. Have a wonderful holiday; relax, enjoy, stay safe and see you ready for a fantastic, hectic, wild, and amazing Term Four! Term Four commences for staff and students on Monday, 9 October. Summer uniform is to be worn, please.
Did you Know?
- Great white sharks have about 3,000 teeth
- No matter how hard you squeeze the two ends of an egg, it will NEVER break. (Try it!)
- Most dreams last only 5 to 20 minutes.
- A “clue” originally meant a ball of thread. This is why one is said to “unravel” the clues of a mystery.
- The reason why milk is white is because it contains a protein called asein, which is white. It also contains fat, which is white.
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!