Living God, In the season of spring help us to rejoice in the newness of life and to celebrate all life that comes from you. We thank You for blooming flowers and budding trees, for birds singing and beautiful butterflies, and for the world made new. We wonder at the beauty of this season and the hope that it brings.
In everything give thanks. Amen.
1 Thessalonians 5: 18
In our Australian Catholic tradition October is designated as the Month of the Rosary. This simple prayer dates back centuries and has been a constant in the prayer life of countless numbers of Christians. The prayer, using the repetition of the Hail Mary and the formulae of the Four Mysteries (Glorious, Joyful, Sorrowful and Light) keeps the person praying the Rosary focused on Jesus – His life, mission and redemptive power.
Mary, our good Mother, that throughout all time
no-one whoever had sought your help, or come to you for support, has been abandoned.
Confident in this love, I come to you, Mary, in need and in hope.
Graciously hear my prayer and increase my desire to say ‘Yes’.
The Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother, prays for us continually and helps those we entrust to her care.
Welcome to Term Four
The sunshine made a glorious start to our new term – the spring weather and the holiday break seem to have given vitality to us all! Our students, in their summer uniforms and with many sporting smart new haircuts, arrived looking happy and enthusiastic to be back at school, as were the staff, after a refreshing break.
Year Six Students
This term the School Community is focused on our wonderful Year Six children as they prepare for their graduation from primary school culminating in a Graduation and Thanksgiving Mass at the end of the term. They have been fabulous role models for our school, and we want them leaving knowing how much we appreciate and value their contributions to CtK this year. We ask Jesus to be with our Year Six children and families during this time.
Annual Community Meeting
Our Advisory Council and P&F Annual Community Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 15 November at 6 pm. Please put this date in your diary and try and come to the meeting. I encourage all our new families to come along and become directly involved in our community. Nomination forms for both the School Advisory Council and P&F will be available in the Admin Office. Please consider giving up two Wednesday evenings per term to help support the decision-making in our school.
Congratulations to the children in the Speak Up Awards Grand Final
I would like to congratulate our Public Speaking representatives who took part in the Grand Final at the end of last term. The staff and parents who did attend were witness to outstanding speeches and effort from all the children who competed.
Congratulations to our children; the results are as follows:
- Teagan Trang
- Luka Zlendic
- Amelia O’Hara
- Antoinette Maguire
- Pearl Geracitano
- Edward Hayhow
- Dominique Valsecchi
- Cate Paratore
- Christian D’Adamo
- Ella Terrigno
- Savannah Blackwood
- Valentina Colalillo
MCTAVISH BLUE TRUTH
Let truth and thoughtfulness be our guide.
Blue for the colour of the Scottish flag and its heritage for Mr. John McTavish, the first lay Principal of Christ the King School.
- The Cross and a Book
- Blessing and Thoughtfulness
McTavish is named after Mr John McTavish. He was the first lay principal of Christ the King School and was appointed in 1975. Mr. McTavish was of Scottish heritage and the colour blue represents this heritage. Under his guidance, a pre-primary and Intensive Language Centre was established and the school grew to become the double-stream school it is today.
The Charisma of McTavish House is TRUTH which is The integrity and sincerity with which Mr. McTavish took on the role of principal of Christ the King School and continued to carry on the work of the religious orders that founded our school.
The symbol on the McTavish Banner is the cross and a book symbolising the religious and educational contribution to our school by Mr. McTavish. The motto of McTavish House is;
Let truth and thoughtfulness be our guide.
Parents and relatives are invited to attend our school’s McTavish Prayer Service
at 2.30 pm on Wednesday 18 October in the school hall.
I wish you all a great term and urge all parents to keep informed with what happens in our school by reading our newsletter and becoming involved in our school activities.
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!