Person of Peace
“Love one another as I have loved you”,
May seem impossible to do,
But if you try to trust and believe,
great are the joys that you will receive.
For love makes us patient, understanding and kind,
And we judge with our heart
and not with our mind.
For as soon as love enters
the heart’s opened door, the faults we once saw are not there anymore,
And the things that seemed wrong
begin to look right,
When viewed in the softness of love’s gentle light.
For love works in ways that are wondrous and strange,
And there is nothing in life that love cannot change,
And all that God promised will someday come true,
When you love one another the way He loved you.
Interschool Athletics Carnival 2023
Congratulations to all the students who represented Christ the King School at last Friday’s Interschool Athletics Carnival. To all the children who participated, congratulations on your outstanding effort; we were so proud of you for the way you gave your very best and showed tremendous sportsmanship. We are very proud of you all. A special thank you to Mrs McLinden for training the children during Physical Education lessons. Thank you to Mrs Goncalves and Mrs Reardon for supporting the students on the day. Awesome effort by everyone involved!
Congratulations to Mrs Seaward and the children in this photo who presented a cheque to Telethon last Sunday, raising $2004.10 from cupcake sales and the PJ Day. Thank you to our school community for supporting this wonderful event. Bravo!
Also, what an amazing staff we had volunteering in the Call Centre for Telethon last Sunday. Christ the King staff modeled our value of Service, well done team as you are all inspiring.
I wish to extend a HUGE thank you to the Fathering Project dads led by Alf Di Tullio for first setting up the new soccer goals and then being at school for the busy bee last weekend.
For the busy bee, the four Dads and children that showed up focused on the Early childhood area and were able to do the following in the three hours:
- Sweep up all the leaves on the edges of the carpark.
- Sweep all the paths surrounding the carpark and Early childhood fencing.
- Rake up all the leaves in the Early childhood playground.
- Level out sand depressions in the playground.
- Clear and sweep all the paths in the playground and on the equipment.
- Sweep up the verandah area.
A HUGE thank you to the fathers (and their children) who helped out were all Pre-Primary dads:
- Mike Goves & son Theo
- Tim Levy & son Hugo
- Jason Groves
- Alf Di Tullio & Sofia, Anna and Marco
World Teachers’ Day
Tomorrow, we celebrate World Teachers’ Day for all staff at Christ the King School. As a staff, we will be celebrating World Teachers’ Day with an organised lunch planned by our super amazing P&F. At CtK, all staff are believed to be ‘teachers’ as they have interactions with the students in a variety of ways. We are very fortunate at Christ the King School to have a high performing, collaborative team of staff whose focus is on the growth and development of every child. As a school community we are appreciative of all that our staff do for our students. The hours can be long, the demands continue to grow but one thing I know is that the staff do know well and care for your sons and daughters. In addition to the teaching and learning programme, staff provide: a Sacramental programme, camps, sporting carnivals, excursions, choirs, musical bands, wellbeing activities, Lego, Dance, Numero, Tennis, Running, Tinkercad, Art Clubs, Book Week, Science, English and Mathematics weeks, STEM, Gifted and Talented opportunities, Open Night, Mothers’/Fathers’ Day celebrations, and the list goes on. Thank you to all staff for your commitment to the learning, development and faith formation of our students. My staff at Christ the King School are the best! I know this as I see what they do every day.
Grandparent’s Day and All Saint’s Day, November 1
We will be having a special mass in the quad commencing at 9 am followed by morning tea in the hall.
All Saint’s Day is where we celebrate all the saints, known and unknown. It arose out of the Christian tradition of celebrating the martyrdom of saints on the anniversary of their martyrdom. When martyrdom increased during the persecutions of the late Roman Empire, local dioceses instituted a common feast day in order to ensure that all martyrs, known and unknown, were properly honoured.
All Souls November 2 – PRAYERS FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED
By tradition, the Catholic Church dedicates each month of the year to a certain devotion. In November, it is the Holy Souls. Praying for the dead, especially for those loved ones we have known, is a requirement of Christian charity. At school we will recall those loved ones who have passed away during our prayers throughout November. There will be a Book of Remembrance in the Church, in which you can write the names of those loved ones for whom families would like us to pray.
Congratulations to Christian, James, Lenny and Clancy from our Enrichment program for coming third out of ten schools at the Scitech Challenge last Thursday. Thank you, Mrs Doecke for teaching the children and taking them to Scitech. We are all so proud of your wonderful achievement!
We wish our students the very best at the upcoming competitions:
- Year 5 Numero Challenge tomorrow
- Years 4-6 Interschool Spelling Bee Monday
- Years 5 and 6 Triathlon Friday week
Because of the dedication of our staff, our students are being given wonderful opportunities to shine in a variety of areas. Bravo CtK!
Our Year 5 students will be attending their Leadership Camp tomorrow with 24/7 Youth Ministry followed by an overnight camp. We wish the students. a fun day and evening Miss Zugaro, Mr Geaney Mrs Reardon and myself will be attending the camp.
Pupil Free Day
A reminder Monday, 6 November is a Pupil Free Day. All teachers will be coming together to plan for 2024.
Illness is something we all face. Can I please ask all parents to make sure you keep your child home if unwell.
Can I please ask parents to make sure children are not arriving to school too early. I am on duty every morning from 8:10am and I have seen an increase in children arriving before 8:00am.
As a member of Christ the King School there is an expectation that all students will show pride in their school by:
- being an active and involved learner,
- being caring and considerate towards their teachers and peers,
- being punctual to school each day and to their classes,
- being properly prepared for class and up to date with their school commitments,
- seeking assistance from their teachers, when necessary.
- wearing their uniform with pride,
- being positively involved in the various aspects of the school’s life as a ‘participant’ rather than a ‘spectator’!
Finally, we need to remind ourselves from time to time that staff and parents also have a personal responsibility to make Christ the King School a happy and safe place in which to learn.
Did you Know?
- Leonardo da Vinci was dyslexic, and he often wrote backwards.
- You are about 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening.
- The hashtag symbol # is called an octothorpe.
- The heart pumps about 1 million barrels of blood during an average lifetime.
- The Shroud of Turin is the single most studied artifact in human history.
There are ‘good things’ happening in our school due to the efforts of so many people; seek to be one of those people in the coming week!