Christ the King School

BEACONSFIELD

87 York Street,
Beaconsfield WA 6162
PO Box 213
South Fremantle WA 6162
P: (08) 9487 9900
E: admin@ctk.wa.edu.au

From the Principal – Term 2, Week 05

 

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Community Members,

 

School Rules Update

Our Pastoral Care philosophy is based on our School Vision, Mission and Values and we believe that all people can live in love and harmony with each other. Our Catholic School is, in essence, the face of Jesus for the whole community. The life of every human person is seen to have a God given value and meaning which is enhanced in our school community in an atmosphere permeated with the Gospel values of freedom and love.

Our school is a place where every individual is welcomed, cherished, respected and valued.  Our Catholic ethos ensures that a Christ-centred approach is at the heart of all we do. We live and learn within a community that is caring, loving, compassionate and forgiving. Meaningful relationships form the basis of all our interactions.

We respond by promoting attitudes which foster:
Love, joy, curiosity and challenge of learning.
Connectedness, belonging and inclusion for all.
Responsibility for one’s own learning and behaviour.
Acceptance and honouring of differences.
Perseverance and self-discipline.
A contribution to the wider community.
We have an expectation that everyone:

Respects each person’s dignity and self-worth.
Develops a positive relationship with all people.
Treats each other with kindness and respect.
Takes responsibility for their own feelings.  Use “I” statements and refrain from blaming.
Listens with eyes, ears and heart. Ensure all our children are heard, welcomed, understood, given creative opportunities, recognised and treated as individuals.
Communicates positively, honestly, directly and gives constructive feedback.
Ensures all children belong to the community, are loved and supported and have opportunity for the development of positive self-esteem.

Staff recently had an opportunity to discuss what we expect from our students regarding behaviour and expectations while at school. The following were then presented to the school community at yesterday’s assembly by some of our student leaders from the Year 6 Communications Team:

  • A reminder that 7:50am is too early for drop off. 8:10am is when supervision starts. No ball games including handball before 8:10am. If children do have to arrive early, children must sit on one of the benches in the quad until 8:10am.
  • Only handball games are permitted from 8:10am. No other ball or bat games are allowed for safety of others.
  • Walk bikes to and from the bike racks.  
  • Children need to wear a school hat while in the quad and oval at recess and lunch. No hat, shade play in the quad only. No hat, you are not permitted on the oval.
  • No running in the quad at all including playing chasey on walkways. Chasey/running games on the oval only.
  • All children from Years 1 to 6 will be sitting in the quad area to eat their recess and lunch. Children are no longer allowed to sit and eat along the verandas outside Smiley’s, the Yr 2/Yr 3 classrooms, and canteen area. At lunch, when the bell goes from eating to playing, children must remain seated with their hand up and wait until a duty teacher dismisses them. All rubbish must be picked up and put into a bin before children can go and play. Lunchboxes will also need to be moved to the side. We want our grounds looking neat and tidy please.
  • Great to see children wait at the gates for teachers to arrive before gaining access to the oval at recess and lunch. Keep doing this please.
  • Play in front of the trees on Oval South and Oval North, rather than behind the embankments. Children need to be visible by teachers on duty.
  • No sitting along any of the ramp and stairwell areas, especially next to the library. 
  • Be mindful when walking around the school during learning time. We want to have a calm, quiet school when learning is happening.
  • Running up or down the stairs is unsafe, please walk only. This also goes for the veranda upstairs.
  • Toilets are for going to the toilet only. They are not play areas so there should not be any loud screaming, chasey in or around the toilets.
  • After school it is strongly encouraged that families move off the school premises and that there are no ball games after school. This is so Smileys can have access to the quad and oval and be able to supervise accordingly. Thank you for supporting us with this request.

 

Confirmation: When We Start to Speak for Ourselves

Catholics have no recollection of Baptism whatsoever. This is because our Baptism occurred a few weeks after our birth and we were incapable of knowing what was going on or of expressing an opinion on what was about to happen to us. It was our Parents and Godparents who answered when the Priest asked, “Will you be responsible for nurturing this child in the faith and the life of the Catholic church?” When the time came to receive Confirmation, the time also arrived for us to begin speaking on our own behalf.

Before the Holy Spirit came to the apostles for the first time, they were gathered together in the upper room of a house. They were slowly recovering from the events of Good Friday; they were frightened and nervous about Jesus’ promise to them, “You will receive power when the spirit has come upon you”. They did not realise that Jesus had prepared them well for what was about to happen to them. The Spirit arrived with a great wind and with tongues of fire and their hearts were filled with the power of the Spirit and as the saying goes “A burning heart will soon find for itself a flaming tongue.”

They were able to speak about their faith with boldness and confidence and shared with others what they had seen, experienced and learnt from seeing Jesus in action.

They were able to bring healing to people who were hurting.

They were able to work out disagreements by remembering what Jesus had taught them: Blessed are the poor in spirit, the meek and humble, the merciful, those who hunger and thirst for what is right, those who mourn and are able to enter into the sufferings of others, those who are persecuted in the cause of what is right.

 

Pentecost

This weekend being Pentecost, a new group of young people are about to formally receive the power of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation and begin speaking for themselves; we might cast a timely glance over our own lives to see how well we have spoken for ourselves. What are our reactions as the power of the Spirit continues to be revealed in our lives; are the two greatest commandments (Love of God; Love of our neighbour) alive and active? How “blessed” are we in living the inspiring words of Jesus about being humble and merciful, in contributing to the welfare of the disadvantaged, in standing up for Christian values?

If, as the most significant people in the lives of our children, we are making a real effort to exercise the power of the Spirit within us, then, our children will really begin to “answer for themselves” and follow our example to reveal Jesus to others by engaging in Christian thinking and action.

May the Spirit of Our Lord, Jesus Christ
Be with you always
And may we go in peace
To love and serve the Lord.
Amen

 

Confirmation

We send prayers and well-wishes to the children making their Confirmation this Saturday evening from 6pm or Sunday morning from 10am. A very special thank you to Miss Kezic and Mrs Barrett for preparing the children so well. Both teachers have had a huge month and have lead Year 6 with aplomb. They start early, work late each day and have given so much of their own time to ensure the children in Year 6 are ready to receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Thank you, Father Isidore for being our celebrant for both Masses.

 

Year 6 Camp

Well, we have returned safely from another very successful and rewarding Year 6 Camp. This was a tremendous experience for our Year 6 students as they challenged themselves in ways that they have never really encountered (in the most part) before. I am sure that they will remember the Year 6 Camp for some time to come. The children behaved brilliantly and got a lot of satisfaction out of the experience, as well as the opportunity to develop some new friendships.

I sincerely thank Miss Kezic and Mrs Barrett who led the camp for making themselves available. It is a huge responsibility attending a School Camp and both were very professional in their duties and generous with their time. As I mentioned last week, attending these camps takes time away from their families, and therefore puts extra pressure on the family. I certainly acknowledge this support. I also wish to acknowledge and thank Mrs McLinden, Mr Geaney and Mr Martelli for being fabulous support on camp. It was a tremendous team effort.

I am also very grateful to the staff who remained at Christ the King School as a number of adjustments to timetables and duties, as well as the support needed to cover the staff who were away. Thank you to everyone for this support!

 

Cross Country

Congratulations to all the children who participated in the Cross Country Wednesday week. I was so proud of all the children who participated. Thank you to the many parents for attending, supervising, and supporting the children. To my amazing staff, who are so giving, committed and passionate about providing the very best support and encouragement for all the children in our school, bravo! Running Club continues every Thursday morning. Again, thank you to our dedicated staff consisting of Mrs McLinden, Miss King, Mrs Viti and Mr Geaney for taking morning training. We wish our students representing Christ the King at the ASCS Interschool Cross Country tomorrow the very best!

 

Mother’s Day 2024

Hopefully all mothers and mother figures in our community had a happy Mothers’ Day where their love, commitment and dedication were acknowledged and celebrated by their families. We hope everyone enjoyed the wonderful activities and morning High Tea put on in your honour. We thank you for what you do for our students, school and community. Thank you also to the many Dads and mums for helping out at this very special event, and to the P&F for their awesome coordination, setup and planning.

 

School Nurse Appointment

I am very excited to announce, I have appointed Miss Andrea Mangan as our school-based nurse. Andrea will start with us this Tuesday, 22 May. Andrea is a registered nurse, has training and extensive knowledge in incontinence, seizures, peg feeding and other medical needs. She has just finished at Therapy Focus where she supported many children in schools across WA.

 

Birthday

Guess whose birthday it is this Wednesday? Our little girl is turning TWO! Happy Birthday, Patch!

 

Did you Know?

  • A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second
  • The first cell phone was invented in 1924
  • Venus is the only planet in the solar system to spin backwards
  • Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades – King David.

Clubs – Alexander the Great.

Hearts – Charlemagne.

Diamonds – Julius Caesar.

 

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!

 

Andrew Kelly
Principal

Messages from the Assistant Principal

Welcome to Week 5!

As we are almost halfway through the term, it is evident that our staff are working extremely hard to ensure the best teaching and learning is taking place at Christ the King School, for the students in our care! We are very mindful of the importance of continuing our teaching programs ensuring any interruptions are minimal and don’t significantly impact on the learning of our students. We want the very best for all students and are very keen to work with you, ensuring all children have the opportunity to work to their full potential.

 

Term Dates

Please make sure you have made note of the dates and special events occurring this term. There is a Public Holiday on Monday 3rd June, 2024 (Week 8). We conclude Term 2 on Friday 28th June, 2024 (Week 11).

 

Absenteeism

With the cold and flu season upon us, we greatly appreciate parents/carers keeping their children home when they are unwell. With our staff also succumbing to various viruses, it would be appreciated if parents could email or phone the school office before 9am, in order to notify staff of their child’s absence from school. Please do not wait for a message from the school. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this matter.

 

Attendance

Regular attendance is essential for all students to make progress over time. If your child is absent from school for long periods of time, your child is at risk of not reaching their full potential, as significant gaps will start to appear in their learning. Obviously, absences cannot be avoided if a student falls ill, however, we do kindly ask all parents and carers to consider the ramifications of frequent absences, or those absences associated with long periods of time.

 

Punctuality

Staff have noticed that there are several students arriving late to school. Being punctual is an important attribute that we all require through life. We do acknowledge that some students have appointments at the beginning of the day and of course this is quite acceptable. However, it is vital that parents and carers make every effort to get your child to school at 8.30am – 8.40am. Our classroom doors open at 8.30am.

We do understand that families are very busy and that it can be very difficult to get some children organised for school. However, being late to school results in the following:

  • Students think that it is okay to be late. This has implications for high school.
  • Students miss out on the morning routine of their classroom with their teacher and peers.
  • Teachers have to repeat their instructions as late students wander in.
  • The learning program of other students is interrupted.
  • Some students are very anxious about being late which impacts on their ability to learn.
  • Students do not have enough time to organise themselves for the school day.

The implications for your child are significant when they are late to school.

ALL STUDENTS WHO ARRIVE AFTER 8.40AM MUST SIGN IN AT THE FRONT OFFICE AND OBTAIN A LATE CARD BEFORE ATTENDING CLASS.

We do appreciate your support with this matter.

 

Pick Up Time of Students

We are having an increasing number of students who are not being picked up at 2.45pm (Kindy and Pre-Kindy) and 3pm (Years PP – 6) at the end of the school day. This places our teachers and office staff in the difficult position of having to supervise students, contact parents as well as carry out their daily duties. We kindly ask that you make appropriate arrangements if you are going to be late in picking up your child. This includes organising for someone else to pick up your child or have them access Smiley’s Out of School Care. We also ask that you provide the office staff with sufficient notice when needing to leave a message for your child. Calling the office at 3pm does not give us any chance to get to your child’s class to deliver a message in time. We thank you for your continued support.

 

School Photos & School Uniform Reminders

As communicated via SEQTA during the week, School Photos will take place on Monday 20 May 2024 (Week 6) with our Pre-Primary & Pre-Kindy students on Friday 26 May 2024. Family photos are scheduled for 8.15am in the school hall on both dates. To order the school photos including family photos, you will need to order ONLINE at www.photohendriks.com.au, then click on ‘order your school photos’ and then enter your access key – YHQZ9UPG. If you would like to order family photos, this must be completed by 4.30pm this Sunday 19 May, 2024.

 

Uniform

Kindergarten and Pre-Kindy students need to wear their Early Childhood T-shirt for their school photos. Students in Year 1 – 6 must wear their formal winter uniform and our Pre-Primary students need to wear their sports uniform (house t-shirt). Summer dresses are not permitted in Term 2 and 3.

Girls – uniform includes formal tartan skirt and white shirt, with a soft shell maroon jacket (not needed for school photos). Black tights or white plain ankle socks to be worn with black formal shoes.

Boys – uniform includes formal grey shorts or grey long trousers and white shirt, with a soft shell maroon jacket (not needed for school photos). White plain ankle socks to be worn with formal black shoes. As part of the formal uniform in Years 1 to 6, students need to wear black leather/leather look school shoes, as per this image.

**Black sneakers or cross trainers are not permitted with the formal school uniform.

Hair should be tied back neatly with the correct school colour ties and hair out of the face.

Please Note: We are starting to see the cooler mornings come in and over the next few weeks it will get colder, as we move into Winter. This is a great time to ensure that you have your child’s name written on their school uniform. It is very difficult to find the owners of these items without a name on them.

 

Staff Profile

Our fabulous Year 6 leaders, Dominque and Christian, will be interviewing our staff throughout the year so that we all can get to know each other well.

This week they interviewed Mrs Barrett. Find out more about Mrs Barrett below:

Do you have pets and if so, what are their names?
I don’t have any pets but at my old school I had convinced my students that I had a pet Walrus named ‘Andy’ who lived in my mum and dad’s pool!

What’s your favourite colour?
Green and Blue

What’s your favourite part about working about CtK?
I enjoy having one last year of tricks in Year Six.

What are your favourite hobbies?
I used to play Netball and Volleyball, I like being with my friends and family, as well as being at the beach, and I can be little bit arty.

What’s your favourite food?
I love all food, especially when it is gluten free, but I really like pasta, especially my Nonna’s.

What sports do you follow, if so, what team do you support?
AFL and the Dockers.

What’s your favourite movie?
I am very indecisive, but I really like funny movies.

 

Dogs on School Grounds

A gentle reminder that dogs aren’t permitted within our school grounds. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Premier’s Reading Challenge

The Premier’s Reading Challenge starts SOON!

What is this?
This challenge is for students to read 12 books or more during the challenge.

Who can take part?
Students from Kindy to Year 10.

When does it start?
It’s started! It runs from 6 May to 6 September, 2024.

How do I enter?
Parents can register their child/children online.

https://www.premiersreadingchallenge.wa.edu.au/schools

There is something for every student. From historical novels to graphic novels, comics, newspapers, song lyrics to poems, all of these count towards their Reading Challenge totals.

Students can win fantastic prizes so register today!

Mrs. Sabrina Reardon
Assistant Principal

 

P&F News

A BIG thank you to the incredible volunteers and the Fathering Project for helping us out at the Mother’s Day Stalls and Mother’s Day events this year. We know a lot of planning and thought goes into days like these and we truly appreciate all of your hard work and support. The special women of our CTK community enjoyed a Tea-rrific High Tea where they were able to come together, have a bite to eat and feel appreciated for all that they so selflessly do. It was great to hear so many of you got a chance to relax and reconnect and thank you for all of the wonderful feedback you provided. We hope you enjoyed lovely hand massages with your hand creams, a cuppa made with love from your coupon and have a beautiful Mother’s Day photo with your little ones to treasure for many years to come!

This week the CTK Coin War has started each morning in the library and its so great to see so many excited children coming in! Don’t forget to save all of your coins and bring them in between 8am-8:30am to help your class earn their own class party. The flyer went home with your children last week, which explain the game rules and have all of the coin values to help set their class up for success.

The P&F are looking for people to join our Paint & Sip Committee and start brainstorming ideas for the event being held in Term 3. This one will be a lot of fun and we would love to have your input. If you are interested, join up by scanning the QR code on the flyer below or by popping onto our P&F Social hub.

 

 

Have a fantastic week!

Suraya
P&F Chair

 

Bangers and Bingo

Starts: 24 May 2024, 5:30 pm
Ends: 24 May 2024, 7:30 pm
Location: Christ the King Beaconsfield School Hall, 87 York St, Beaconsfield, WA 6162
Event type: Engagement Dads and Kids Activity

Dads, Father-figures & Carers

As a father or father-figure, you are really important to your kids, and they need you to be present and actively engaged in their lives.

Our next Fathering Project event at Christ the King Primary is planned for Monday 24th May 2024. (5:30 to 7:30pm).

Bring your kids along and enjoy an evening of eating bangers, playing bingo, and connecting with other fathers.

Sausage sizzle, juice and water will be provided at $5 per head.

Please reach out if you can help prepare and serve food on the night.

RSVP by Monday, 20th May 2024. 

Community News

 

Private Singing Lessons

From the Principal – Term 2, Week 03

 

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Community Members,

 

ANZAC Day

As a school community we came together last Wednesday to commemorate ANZAC Day and to pray for those who have given their lives in wars to protect our country and also for those who are still serving around the world. This was a beautiful occasion and the students were most respectful throughout the service. A huge thank you to our Year 6 students for leading this ceremony with the readings and singing.

Praying the Rosary – Month of May

The month of May has traditionally been a time when we pray to Mary. The Rosary is often prayed during this time. The Rosary tells of some of the very important events in Mary’s life. Mary’s life begins joyfully, then experiences sorrow and is finally glorious. The Yr6 Communications Team will be leading the Rosary in our school from next week for the month of May.

We send lots of prayers and blessings to the children in Yr3 as they participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Saturday 4 May at Christ the King Church between 3pm and 5pm. We wish the children and their parents the very best! Many thanks in advance to Mrs Gumina and Miss Letizia for preparing the children. Thank you to Mrs Reardon for her support, guidance and help. Thank you, Mrs Darch for creating the certificates and thank you, Mrs Urbano for completing the administrative duties to ensure everything is in readiness for this Saturday.

Year Six Camp

On Tuesday the Year Six children and teachers left for their Year Six Camp at Nanga Bush, Dwellingup. We wish them well and hope they experience the joy of being together as a group and grow in appreciation, whilst experiencing the many challenges they will face over the next four days. The children have settled in well and are enjoying the many activities and experiences presented to them. We do look forward to their return tomorrow and hearing the many stories they have to share with us.

Playgroup at Christ the King School

This wonderful new initiative led by Melissa Fiocco and Alison Reddyhough began Monday as parents and children gathered in the PreKindy classroom to experience play in a casual setting. Playgroup provides opportunities for families and children to learn and playfully prepare for school together, to bond, share and build brains!

Playgroup typically meets for two hours per week for families and children to come together to socialise and learn through play. At playgroup you can have fun playing and learning with your child and meet other local parents. Your child can make friends and become familiar with the school environment ready for future school years. To register your interest please contact Melissa. Email: ctk.pfc@gmail.com

Play-Based Learners

At Christ the King School, we believe in the development of the whole child and that our children must be equipped for the future. We understand that the children of today do not live in the world of yesterday and as such believe in an innovative, curiosity driven education based upon traditional and new pedagogy and understanding.

Christ the King School offers so many exciting opportunities and I encourage students and parents to attend relevant events and to be as involved as possible in the life of the school. Our aspiration, at Christ the King School, is to provide a world-class Catholic school where students and staff flourish.

Early Childhood Education lays the foundation for further schooling and provides the initial interface between home and school in a child’s life. Recognising parents as the first educators of their children, early childhood education seeks to build upon home learning. In establishing programs for young children, it is important to remember that Catholic schooling is intentionally directed to the holistic development of children from within, assisting them to become fully integrated human persons.

Our program:

  • Recognises, values and builds upon the child’s prior knowledge.
  • Understands the importance of developing problem solving and thinking strategies through play.
  • Listens to children and their families, respecting their values, cultures and experiences to provide opportunities which support learning.
  • Closely observes, describes and records the children’s efforts and achievements by monitoring progress and planning experiences which build on their knowledge, understandings, skills, attitudes and values.
  • Facilitates a challenging environment which motivates and enriches learning and gives the child the opportunity to experience:
  • Independence and guidance.
  • Free choice and direction.
  • Incidental moments and planned activities.
  • Child initiated, and teacher navigated.
  • Individual and group work.
  • Free inquiry and explicit teaching.

 

The aims of our Early Childhood Education Program are to encourage children to:

  • Develop a positive self-image.
  • Love learning and value their individual learning styles.
  • Be responsible for their learning.
  • Build oral language skills.
  • Respect their own knowledge, background and culture.
  • Take risks, persist and be self-paced with their learning.
  • Know, understand and use their personality, talents, and personal ways of being creative.
  • Learn through problem-based play activities by doing and being actively involved.
  • Learn through adults and others who scaffold their endeavours.
  • Respect, value and accept all people.
  • Experience the joy in the mystery and wonder of the universe through inquiry.
  • Feel valued and safe.

 

School Attendance

We want to make sure all children get the best education possible which is why attending school every day is so important. Western Australian law stipulates that all school-aged children must go to and attend school every day. As a school we are required to keep accurate attendance records for all of our students. This includes taking attendance:

  • In the morning and afternoon for students in Pre-Kindy to Year 6
  • At every lesson for secondary school students.

Developing the habit of going to school every day is vital so children do not miss out on important Ideas and skills they need for future learning.

The impact on the child’s learning when they continuously miss school is quite significant. We certainly do not want parents sending their child to school when they are unwell. This serves no purpose and can have a detrimental effect on the child, other members of the class and the teacher. However, children who stay home for less legitimate reasons, can be habit forming, as well as impacting on their learning. For example:

Missing half a day of school each week equates to one month of missed learning each year.

The attendance habits set by children when they first start school continue throughout their school life.

If children miss half a day of school each week between Pre-Primary and Year 10, they would miss almost one full year of learning. Learning is cumulative – if children miss a day, it is harder for them to catch up.

You can help by arriving and collecting your children on time; making sure they get nutritious meals and enough sleep; and making appointments with doctors, dentists and specialists after school hours, and making holiday plans during school holidays and not during the school term.

As Principal, I certainly understand that this cannot always be the case, as sometimes you can only get into specialists at certain times and holidays can be a ‘once in a life-time’ opportunity for the child and the family.

If your child is unwell and unable to go to school, let the school know straight away by telephone or by the website. If they miss a day it is important you talk with their teacher to find out how you can help them catch up. If your child cannot attend school because of their mental or physical health, speak to your child’s teacher or make an appointment to speak with me to see what options are available for your child. As the year progresses and we move into the colder months, it is hard to get out of bed and get ready for school. It is important that we remind our children the importance of attending school every day.

Did you know?

  • Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  • Food can only be tasted if it is mixed with saliva.
  • A hardboiled egg will spin. An uncooked or soft boiled egg will not.

 

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!

 

Andrew Kelly
Principal

Messages from the Assistant Principal

It has been a wonderful start to Term Two! We have a very busy and fun term ahead! As we continue through the term, let us remain committed to fostering a nurturing and supportive environment for all members of our school community.

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

We wish our Year 3 students who are celebrating their Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday 4 May, all the very best. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, as you embark on a new part of your sacramental journey. We thank Mrs Gumina and Miss Letizia, for their support and guidance with the Year 3 students.

 

Illness

This a gentle reminder to please keep your child home if they are unwell. This in turn has an impact on the other students as well as the staff. While it can be hard to know whether to keep your child at home when they are not feeling well, there are some signs to look out for. Keep your child home if they have:

  • fever (a temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius)
  • nausea with vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • sore eyes with pus or mucus
  • sore throat
  • bad cough
  • rash or skin sores, especially on the face, hands and feet

 

If your child is feeling generally unwell and has a runny nose, low energy levels or little appetite, you may want to keep a closer watch. Assess their health for a few hours before deciding whether they should stay home for the day. It is very important to keep children home when they are sick to minimise the risk of spreading illnesses to other children, staff members and their families. In particular, viruses spread quickly when there is close contact and cause many of the diseases that are common among young children, especially when a child is coughing, sneezing or has a runny nose. Your consideration of this matter is greatly appreciated.

 

Parking

Student safety in their transition to and from school is of utmost importance. To ensure safe and efficient traffic flow surrounding our school, please ensure that you are following the before and after school procedures. To reduce traffic congestion, we need your support to ensure our school is a safe and efficient place for student drop-off and collection. We ask for your cooperation to help alleviate traffic congestion by being mindful of others and ensuring that our children are safe at all times.

Only parents and families who have a child in Pre-Kindy, Kindy and or Pre-Primary can park and use the ECE Car Park. This is NOT a drive through so please make sure you respect this space as child safety is a priority for all concerned. All other families who have a child in Years 1-6 will need to use the Loop Car Park for drop off and pick up.

Students in Pre-Primary – Year 6 are dismissed from class at 3:00pm. Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students will be dismissed from class at 2.45pm. Please be prompt and ensure you clearly communicate with your child how they will be getting home each day and from where they will be collected.

 

Premier’s Reading Challenge

The Premier’s Reading Challenge starts SOON!

What is this?
This challenge is for students to read 12 books or more during the challenge.

Who can take part?
Students from Kindy to Year 10.

When does it start?
It’s started! It runs from 6 May to 6 September, 2024.

How do I enter?
Parents can register their child/children online.

https://www.premiersreadingchallenge.wa.edu.au/schools

There is something for every student. From historical novels to graphic novels, comics, newspapers, song lyrics to poems, all of these count towards their Reading Challenge totals.

Students can win fantastic prizes so register today!

 

 

Mrs. Sabrina Reardon
Assistant Principal

 

One Big Voice – Save the Date!!!

Our school choir has been selected to participate in the One Big Voice Festival at RAC Arena on Thursday, August 22, 2024, commencing at 6.15 p.m.

One Big Voice is a choral festival that promotes a love of singing, friendship, and acceptance and develops relationships with other children who share a love of music.

This year over 3000 students from 80 schools will be involved in the One Big Voice Festival and will sing a selection of inspirational and fun songs.

We will be continuing our preparation of the 10 songs over the next term on Friday mornings at Choir at 8:10am. Please try to drop your child off by then to the music room.

If your child is not in the choir and you think this would be a good activity for them, we still have 10 places available. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Jackie.carroll@cewa.edu.au

Thank you.

Jackie Carroll – Music Specialist

 

P&F News

The P&F Mother’s Day Stall will be held on Wednesday 8th May for Kindy and Thursday 9th May for Pre-K-Yr 6. All gifts this year will be $5 each and each child will be able to purchase 1-2 gifts. We kindly ask for your child to bring their money in on the stall day in a sealed envelope/bag clearly labelled with your child’s name and year level on it. The gifts will be wrapped and sent home with your child that day.

We hope that everyone wanting to attend the Mother’s Day Events being held on Friday 10th May has RSVP.  For catering purposes the cut off for RSVP’s will be on Monday 6th May. This year it will be split into 2 events to help cater for parents/caregivers who cannot stay past 8:30am. Due to the growing numbers in our CTK community, event 2 will be for Mums/Caregivers only and starting after the children are in class.

EVENT 1: Mum and Me Bingo (7.45am – 8.30am)
Visit the activity stations in the Quad with your child/children. Get your card stamped at each one to enter the Mother’s Day Prize draw!

EVENT 2: ‘Tearrific Mums’ High Tea (8.30am – 9.30am)
Mums/Caregivers will enjoy a catered Morning Tea in the Hall.

The CTK Coin Challenge will be running from 13th May – 7th June. This is going to be a lot of fun and the children will have the chance to win a class party at the end of term. Start saving your coins and watch out for the flyer and rules coming out in the next few weeks!

Our first Term 2 P&F meeting is coming up on Wednesday 8th May at 7:30pm in the library. We hope to see you there and discuss the upcoming events planned for the remainder of Term 2.

Suraya
P&F Chair

 

Bangers and Bingo

Starts: 24 May 2024, 5:30 pm
Ends: 24 May 2024, 7:30 pm
Location: Christ the King Beaconsfield School Hall, 87 York St, Beaconsfield, WA 6162
Event type: Engagement Dads and Kids Activity

Dads, Father-figures & Carers

As a father or father-figure, you are really important to your kids, and they need you to be present and actively engaged in their lives.

Our next Fathering Project event at Christ the King Primary is planned for Monday 24th May 2024. (5:30 to 7:30pm).

Bring your kids along and enjoy an evening of eating bangers, playing bingo, and connecting with other fathers.

Sausage sizzle, juice and water will be provided at $5 per head.

Please reach out if you can help prepare and serve food on the night.

RSVP by Monday, 20th May 2024. 

Community News

Perth Goju Karate

Perth Goju Karate are opening a brand new beginner’s karate class at the Christ The King school hall. Thursday’s weekly, 4:00pm – 4:45pm. First class starting week one of term, Thursday 1 February!

A special offer for Christ The King students – 4 WEEKS FREE beginners karate lessons!

Classes will be held after school on Thursday’s and are a great way for children of all ages to learn self-defense in a fun and safe environment.

We also teach classes for teens and adults and they are fantastic for fitness, wellbeing and of course, self-defense.

Students who attend the schools on-site After Care can be collected and taken to the class in the hall and returned to After Care when their class is finished.

Classes continue over the school holidays (with a short break over the Christmas period) which makes it perfect for the kids who are looking to try something on the holidays.

Karate has many benefits which include confidence, respect, discipline and fitness.

Places for the beginner’s class will be limited, so to take advantage of this 4 week trial, contact us to book your name in and secure your spot for the trial period.

Sensei Johnny Moran – 0402 830 402

Facebook pages – perth goju karate

Instagram – perthgojukarate

Google – www.perthgojukarate.wordpress.com

 

Private Singing Lessons

From the Principal – Term 2, Week 01

 

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Community Members,

 

Welcome to Term 2! I hope you all had a happy and Holy Easter and had the opportunity to enjoy a break from the routines of school and experience some quality family time together. The start of a school term can be a challenging time where we struggle with getting back into the early mornings, library bags, homework, notes, and various activities that schools provide. It is important that this time remains as calm as possible and that we give our children some time to adjust. Early nights, a decent breakfast and healthy snacks and lunches will all help with this. It is also important to allow children to make mistakes and to learn from these mistakes. Primary schools are fantastic environments for learning for life and it is very difficult to learn without having the confidence and safety to try new or challenging things, even if we make mistakes. Be calm in this transition, encourage your children to have a go and allow them to make mistakes so they can grow, build confidence, and develop resilience.

New Families – I wish to extend a very special welcome to the KYLE-BARTLETT Family – Ruben, Pre Primary. The QUINTAL Family – Weatherby in Pre Primary and Remington in Year Two. I know you will really enjoy your time with us as CtK is a wonderful, vibrant and engaging school community.

As we commence a new school term, we renew friendships with others we may not have seen over the holidays. This little prayer below reminds us all of what we should be striving to achieve in our relationships with others:

 

“Everyone will know you are my friends if you love one another.”

Let us show our love by making peace and trying to make things better.

Let us show our love by caring about the happiness of others and by thanking them for their goodness to us.

Let us love one another as we share our friendships, laughter, learning and meals in celebrating together.

Help us, Lord, to love one another as Jesus has loved us.

 

The school website is currently undergoing changes and improvements so it remains current and informative. I have nearly finished; just adding new promotional photos now that were taken at the end of last term. Improvements have been made to enrolments, absentees and the general look of the website.

We welcome our 3 Year Old Kindy children to their new classroom today. I wish to thank Miss King, Mrs Anderson and Mrs Luelf for helping create an amazing learning environment for the children. Mr Dom has been very busy helping ensure the area is tidy and safe for lots of potter and play. Thank you, Mr Dom. Also, I wish to thank Miss Williams and Miss Kezic for helping purchase and put the furniture together during the school holidays. A huge team effort, thank you all.

School Uniform Update

As we move to our winter uniform, parents have a choice for the boys to wear pants or shorts. The girls can wear the old pinafore uniform or the new uniform. Please remember we have a two year changeover once the new uniform becomes compulsory. The updated policy is on the school’s website.

This term the School Community is focused on our Years Three, Four and Six students who will be making one of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion or Confirmation We ask Jesus to be with our children and their families during this special time. We hope Year 3 parents and students enjoyed working with Mario Borg at the Reconciliation Workshop Tuesday evening.

 Cooking Pancakes in the Learning Centre

Have a look at what some of our children cooked in the Learning Centre this week. Love the pancakes. Well done, chefs!

 

Christ the King School had a special visit from Mrs Annette Morey, Deputy Executive Director CEWA on Tuesday. Mrs Morey visited some classrooms and had a walk around the school to understand our context. Our School Advisory Chair, Mrs Beaton also joined us as we discussed the State and Federal elections next year and how we need to lobby government for better funding for our system and school. Mrs Morey was welcomed by our Head Girl, Dominique and Head Boy Christian.

 

As a school we will be commemorating ANZAC Day on Wednesday, 24 April, at 9:00am in the Quad. All are welcome to join us for this special service. A reminder Thursday, 25 April is ANZAC DAY (Public Holiday) and Friday 26 April is a Pupil Free Day as all staff will be involved in a Spirituality PD.

Our Wicker Garden Beds have arrived! With support from the P&F we have 5 wicking beds and 2 wheelchair accessible garden beds all located in the quad. This Wednesday, classes will choose what they wish to plant for the upcoming season and then they will plant the seedlings. A huge thank you to Mrs Tilzey for coordinating these for us. Awesome job, Mrs Tilzey. A huge thank you to our P&F for paying for the garden beds. All our students will have better access to growing, harvesting and cooking the fresh produce.

 

Year 6 Camp

It is an exciting time for our Year 6 students as they prepare themselves for their school camp. The students and staff will be setting off on Tuesday (30th April) morning to Nanga Bush Camp, Dwellingup.

The purpose of this camp is fundamentally about developing the leaders of the school. The school camp builds confidence, resilience and responsibility, turning students into empowered, inspiring leaders.

All children learn from the unique experience of community living; sharing, working and living as a team.  Being inter-dependant with peers affords the child an opportunity to make new friends, to view each other out of the context of school, and to witness and appreciate the different talents of others.  School camps expose children to different environments that they would not normally experience in daily suburban living.  Out of this they build personal competencies such as self-identity, self-worth, self-esteem, leadership and self-respect.

Camps help develop self-esteem as children learn to try different activities in a supportive and friendly environment.  Professionally trained, outdoor instructors help children feel secure and capable.  This will help children grow by providing a supervised, positive environment that has safety as a primary commitment.

Students participate in activities they have never experienced before and are rewarded with a sense of accomplishment and self-worth.  Camp is therefore a wonderful experience for all children as they learn new skills and develop a sense of autonomy and trust in their decisions.

The aims of the camp are:

  • to develop within the students their leadership skills.
  • to build and develop new friendships.
  • to build personal competencies such as self-identify, self-worth, self-esteem and self-respect.
  • to participate in activities that perhaps students have never experienced before.
  • to develop new skills and develop a sense of autonomy and trust in their decisions.

Staff members attending the camp:

  • Miss Kezic
  • Mrs Barrett
  • Mrs McLinden
  • Mr Martelli
  • Mr Geaney
  • Mr Kelly

We wish all the students and the teachers all the best for the four days. We hope that they have a great time and participate in some wonderful and memorable experiences.

3 Year Old 2025 – Applications are Now Due

In 2025 Christ the King will be offering 4 days of 3 Year Old Kindy. More details will follow shortly. Please register your interest now!

4 Year Old Kindergarten 2025 – Applications are Now Due

Enrolments are now being taken for siblings and new students wishing to commence Kindergarten at Christ the King School in 2025. Families with children eligible for Kindergarten in 2025 are required to fill out a Kindergarten Enrolment Application Form. We will be offering 4 day Kindy again in 2025, which will be a Thursday.

Christ the King School will continue to operate two concurrent Kindergarten groups next year with the days of attendance being Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

We are starting to see high demand for 3 Year Old Kindergarten and Four Year Old Kindergarten places, so it is important that parents within the Christ the King School community submit their applications as soon as possible. Forms can be obtained from the office.

Congratulations to Violette Yr6 who played the role of Molly in the musical, ‘Annie’ over the school holidays.

What a sensational talent!

 

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!

 

Andrew Kelly
Principal

Messages from the Assistant Principal

Welcome back to Term Two!

Thank you to our parents and families for setting up your children for success by arriving at school on time. A gentle reminder that supervision is in the quadrangle from 8.10 am, for students in Year 1 – 6. Students should not be arriving at school before this time. We consider the safety, health and well-being of all our children to be of paramount importance and, therefore, ask that parents respect the procedures that are in place. Classroom doors open at 8.30am allowing students to unpack and become settled for the school day.

 

Term Two Planning

Academic communication for this term will consist of posting Term Overviews on Seesaw and a formal mid-year report. We have many exciting learning activities and events planned including incursions, excursions, assemblies and carnivals, as well as our Year 3, Year 4 and Year 6 students, receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Sacrament of First Communion (Eucharist).

 

ANZAC Day Public Holiday & Pupil Free Day

Next Thursday 25 April, is a Public Holiday for ANZAC day. Friday 26 April is a Pupil Free Day for our students at Christ the King School. Our Staff will be participating in an all day Staff Professional Development Day.

 

Term Dates

Please make sure you have made note of the dates and events occurring this term and keep up to date with events on our school calendar. There is a Public Holiday on Monday 3 June (Week 8). We conclude Term 2 on Friday 28 June 2023 (Week 11).

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Please keep our Year 3 students in your prayers, as they prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. All Year 3 students participated in the Sacrament of Reconciliation Retreat Day on Tuesday, led by 24.7 Ministry. It was great to see our Year 3 parents and children attend the Parent & Child Workshop on Tuesday evening led by Mario Borg, from 24.7 Ministry. This retreat day and evening workshop focused on how God wants us to draw closer to Him through offering His love and forgiveness. The day was packed full of meaningful and engaging activities that specifically cater for young people. Thank you to our dedicated Year 3 teachers for supporting this, for the students in their care.

 

School Photos

Our school photos are scheduled for Monday 20 May and Friday 24 May (Week Six). More information will be communicated in the coming weeks.

 

Project Compassion

Thank you to everyone who generously donated to Project Compassion. Your support is very much appreciated.

 

Staff Profile

Our fabulous Year 6 leaders, Dominque and Christian, will be interviewing our staff throughout the year so that we all can get to know each other well. Their first target was Mrs Doecke, our wonderful Numeracy and Enrichment Teacher. Find out more about Mrs Doecke below:

This week, we interviewed Mrs Doecke for the school newsletter. These are the questions we asked her:

What is your favourite colour?
Pink.

Have you had any jobs before?
I was a relief teacher and worked in a student services management at the University of Adelaide.

Do you have any pets?
I have three dogs, their names are Pippi, Teddy and George.

What’s your favourite thing about CTK?
Working with lots of different students.

What’s your favourite food?
Spaghetti bolognaise and sushi bowls.

What’s your favourite flavour ice cream?
Chunky Monkey (banana walnut and chocolate chunks).

What’s your favourite sport?
AFL – Football (Adelaide Crows) and Netball (Thunderbirds).

Thank you Mrs Doecke for letting us interview you for our first time! You were very cooperative!

Dominque & Christian
Head Girl & Head Boy for 2024.

 

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

Mrs. Sabrina Reardon
Assistant Principal

 

P&F News

Welcome Back Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful break and are ready for an exciting term ahead.

The ECE Colouring in Comp, Easter Egg Guessing Game and Easter Raffle winners were all announced on the last day of school. For the first time ever, the Easter Raffle was drawn using an electronic wheel on the big screen in the hall, and the children (and teachers!) were very excited to see their names spinning around. Congratulations to all the winners of the raffle and thank you for all of your generous donations and support.

A huge Congratulations to William Edwards (3yr old), Lilliana Green (Kindy) and Elle Micalef (Pre-Primary) for winning the Easter Colouring in Comp. There were so many beautifully coloured entries, so well done to all the children as they were all so amazing. The Easter Egg Guessing game winner was Charlotte Millett (Year 4) who guessed 190 easter eggs, which was the closest to the actual amount of 187. Well done

Charlotte, we hope you didn’t eat them all in one go!

We are looking for lots of leads and volunteers for events in Term 2, which are now up on the P&F social hub for you to sign up to. The Mothers Day Tea-rrific High Tea is coming up very soon so if you are wanting to attend please get your RSVP in as soon as possible. We appreciate all of your ongoing support and look forward to meeting more of our wonderful CTK community this term.

Our Term 2 meetings will be held on Wednesday 8th May & 12 June at 7:30pm in the school library. We would love you to come and share your wonderful ideas and help us plan a fun filled term ahead. Everyone from the school community is welcome!

Suraya
P&F Chair

 

Community News

Perth Goju Karate

Perth Goju Karate are opening a brand new beginner’s karate class at the Christ The King school hall. Thursday’s weekly, 4:00pm – 4:45pm. First class starting week one of term, Thursday 1 February!

A special offer for Christ The King students – 4 WEEKS FREE beginners karate lessons!

Classes will be held after school on Thursday’s and are a great way for children of all ages to learn self-defense in a fun and safe environment.

We also teach classes for teens and adults and they are fantastic for fitness, wellbeing and of course, self-defense.

Students who attend the schools on-site After Care can be collected and taken to the class in the hall and returned to After Care when their class is finished.

Classes continue over the school holidays (with a short break over the Christmas period) which makes it perfect for the kids who are looking to try something on the holidays.

Karate has many benefits which include confidence, respect, discipline and fitness.

Places for the beginner’s class will be limited, so to take advantage of this 4 week trial, contact us to book your name in and secure your spot for the trial period.

Sensei Johnny Moran – 0402 830 402

Facebook pages – perth goju karate

Instagram – perthgojukarate

Google – www.perthgojukarate.wordpress.com

 

Private Singing Lessons

From the Principal – Term 1, Week 08

 

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Community Members,

 

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son
for the sake of me
and you
and other sinners too.
God so loved the world.
Blest are you Lord Jesus, our Saviour and Redeemer.

Amen

 

As we recalled Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem, we now enter into the story of the passion, where we are challenged to do our part to ensure that God’s people are empowered to share in that new life, not only spiritually, but physically as well. We give with compassion and mercy. Easter is a message of hope as we are a ‘Hope’ filled Easter people.

Every Easter I remember the words of Michael Leunig. They are so challenging and so profound. I hope they have a similar impact on you.

“That which is Christ-like within us shall be crucified. It shall suffer and be broken. And that which is Christ-like within us shall rise up. It shall love and create.”

What a wonderful but challenging term this has been! The atmosphere around the school has been very positive. It has been tremendous to see staff, students and parents working collaboratively in many of the school activities. Well done to all our children who have strived to do the best they can in all areas of their development. I thank all children and staff for their hard work and commitment to learning and look forward to continuing the journey next term.

Thank you to all staff from Donovan House for preparing yesterday’s Donovan Liturgy. The singing and reading from the children were fantastic. Bravo and well done to all involved. Thank you to Mrs Carroll for coordinating the liturgy this year.

Thank you in advance to all parents who will attend the Parent/Teacher Interviews next Wednesday. I do hope the feedback will be effective with something positive, a discussion about expectations, and then where to next for your child’s learning moving forward.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank my staff for their outstanding work and commitment to our CtK family, and parents for their continual support of our school. We are all ready for a rest and a holiday, and I pray that when the holidays arrive the two week break will be a happy, peaceful time for everyone.

Thank you to the P&F and School Advisory Council for their hard work once again and for their commitment to our school’s vision, being a school that is strong in faith, learning and community. This was clearly evident by the overwhelming attendance at Evening on the Green. A very special thank you in advance to Mr Alf Di Tullio, Mr Danny Cerro and Mr John Cuthbertson for coordinating the Fathering Group camp out this weekend and, for being wonderful contributors and support for the all the dads in our school. Awesome job gents, BRAVO!

A reminder to all parents that Term 2 commences Monday, 15 April for staff and students.

 

Stations of the Cross

Next Thursday morning the Year Six children will hold a very reverent and moving portrayal of the Passion of Christ. Thank you in advance to all the children for depicting the stations. Also, thank you to Miss Kezic and Mrs Barrett and Mrs Carroll for leading this for our school community.

 

Winter UniformUniform Shop Update:

A reminder to all parents that next term all students are required to be in winter uniform. To assist parents and students in this transition, a two-week change-over period will be permitted.

As a school we will be commemorating ANZAC Day on Wednesday, 24 April, at 9:00am in the Quad. All are welcome to join us for this special event. A reminder Thursday, 25 April is ANZAC DAY and Friday 26 April is a Pupil Free Day as all staff will be involved in a Spirituality PD.

 

PreKindy and Kindergarten 2025 – Applications are Now Due

We are seeing high demand for 3 Year Old Kindergarten and Four Year Old Kindergarten places 2025, so it is important that parents within the Christ the King School community submit their applications as soon as possible. Forms can be obtained from the office. I have already commenced interviews for both.

Christ the King School will continue to operate two concurrent 4 Year Old Kindergarten groups next year with the days of attendance being Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (which is optional).  

 

Dads and Kids Camp Out

Tomorrow evening dads and their kids will be camping on the school oval. Lots of excitement has been organised and it is still not to late to register and join in the fun.

 

Congratulations Patch on graduating as a Therapy Dog. She completed intensive training at a school in Bedfordale then a final assessment at CtK with Frank Fitpatrick from Makopup.  

 

End of Term Prayer

As we end this term, we consider how we might have changed, grown and
become more like Jesus during this time.
Jesus said, ‘Everyone will know you are my friends if you love one another.’
Let us show our love by making peace and trying to make things better.
Let us show our love by caring about the happiness of others and by thanking them for their goodness to us.
Let us love one another as we share our meals and laugh and celebrate together.
Help us, Lord, to love one another as Jesus has loved us.

Amen.

 

There are ‘great things’ happening in our school due to the efforts of so many people; thank you to everyone in our community who has helped live out this vision through their actions this term.

I wish all families the joy of the Resurrection this Easter.

 

Andrew Kelly
Principal

Messages from the Assistant Principal

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent teacher interviews will be held next Wednesday 27 March, 2024 from 12.30pm – 6pm. Please be advised that school will finish at 12pm. If you cannot collect your child/ren at 12pm, they will be supervised at school until 3pm.

Please remember that Parent teacher meetings are an opportunity to discuss student progress, set goals and share information, whilst emphasising the partnership between home and school, as this is a key factor in developing each child to strive for their potential. If you have not yet made a time to meet with your child’s teacher, please do so via the online booking system link, which was sent to all parents and carers during the week. We thank our dedicated teachers for all their hard work in preparing these interviews. Thank you to everyone for keeping this open and honest communication flowing. This can only mean one thing – the best outcomes for your children.

 

NAPLAN

Congratulations to our students in Year 3 and 5 for completing the NAPLAN assessments throughout the past two weeks. We have been so impressed with the way the children have completed the assessments with a positive mindset. Thank you to our Year 3 and 5 teachers, who administered the assessments, during the testing period. NAPLAN results are one of the data sources that schools use to determine student achievement and progress over time.

 

Sacramental Enrolment Masses

Thank you to everyone who attended the Sacrament Enrolment Masses a few weeks ago at Christ the King Church. The Sacramental Enrolment Masses was held for our Year 3, 4 and 6 students who will receive a sacrament this year. If you did not attend an enrolment Mass, you will need to attend Mass, at the Church, before your sacrament weekend in Term 2.

 

Harmony Day

Today, we celebrate Harmony Day! Harmony Day is a day of celebration dedicated to promoting Australia’s cultural diversity and fostering a sense of inclusion and harmony. We appreciate the many different cultures that attend our school and hope to promote the values of respect and inclusivity. This week, buddy classes got together to complete an activity that deepens their understanding of Harmony Day and why it is important.

 

GRIP Leadership Conference

On Monday 18 March, our Head Girl and Head Boy were lucky enough to attend the GRIP Leadership Conference at the Perth Convention Centre. The day proved to be a lot of fun as the students participated in plenty of dance and networking activities. The conference was a wonderful opportunity for our student leaders which has helped inspire their leadership journey. They represented our school very well and should be so proud of themselves! Please see a short spiel below from our leaders;

Hello everyone! As you know we are Dominique and Christian, the Head Girl and Head Boy of Christ the King School. On Monday, we went to the Perth Convention Centre with Mrs Reardon to learn more about the values of a good leader. Some of the things we learnt we about were: The Sacrifices of a Student Leader, How Everybody Can Step Forward and Lead, To Come Up with New Ideas and to Befriend Others. One thing we learnt and would like to share was about stepping forward and improving our school in many ways and we also got ideas from students from other schools. We enjoyed our time there and think the future Head Girl and Boy should have the opportunity to visit as well. We hope you have a lovely day!

 Dominique and Christian

 

Cricket Carnival

Good luck to our selected Year 5 & 6’s as they represent our school at the Interschool Cricket Carnival, on Friday at Karoonda Reserve in Booragoon. Parents and friends are welcome to attend and support the teams. Go Christ the King!

 

Project Compassion

We begin to reflect ever more on the suffering that Jesus was about to face, and we take time to consider ways that we can live better and reduce the suffering of those around us. As a Catholic school, we are strong in our support of Caritas and Project Compassion. Thank you for assisting your child/ren in making contributions to their Project Compassion. Could you please ensure compassion boxes are returned to the school office next week. We appreciate your support.

 

Student Spotlight

Get ready to be swept away by the magic of ANNIE the musical! This timeless classic has charmed audiences for generations with its unforgettable characters and uplifting story. From the catchy tunes of “Easy Street” to the iconic anthem of “Tomorrow,” ANNIE is a musical that will leave you smiling and singing all the way home. Don’t miss out – secure your seats now!

We are proud to announce that Violette Russo from CTK (Year 6 Gold) is playing the part of Molly in the Annie cast.

If you would like to come and see one of CTK’s own on stage, Violette is in the GREEN Cast, with her performances on April 6th, 7th and 10th at the Regal Theatre in Subiaco.

When you book tickets, please use the following link to receive discounted tickets (discount code entitles $10 off tickets for our School community):

https://shorturl.at/lnMTW

 

Monday the 18th of March, 2024 saw a nail-biting finish, the under 10 girls basketball Grand Final ended with a close score of 13-12. Both teams displayed incredible skill, determination, and teamwork throughout the game, keeping spectators on the edge of their seats until the final buzzer. The players showcased their impressive basketball abilities, demonstrating their passion and commitment to the sport. Although one team emerged victorious with a one-point lead, the Lightning Hoop Wolves should be proud of their performance in the Grand Final, as they gave it their all and left everything on the court. Congratulations to our Christ the King students Georgia Bellem, Frankie De Groot, Penny De Groot and Valentina Scagliotta for their achievement and great effort. We are proud of you girls!

 

Wishing you all a safe and happy Easter and an enjoyable holiday break with family and friends!

Mrs. Sabrina Reardon
Assistant Principal

 

P&F News

What a wonderful start to 2024! We hope you all have enjoyed Term 1 and thank you for all of your unwavering support, generous contributions and positive feedback that we have received. We have started the year with Pancake Day, Evening on the Green, Harmony Day, Fun Easter Competitions and the Easter raffle. These have no doubt put a lot of big smiles on lots of little faces and helped create some amazing memories for the CTK Community. All of these things would not have been possible to do without your kindness and generosity, so again, Thank you! 

The P&F Meetings have had an incredible turnout so far with so many wonderful fundraising ideas shared. We would love to see lots of new smiling faces this year and hear your invaluable input so please come along! The P&F meetings for Term 2 will be held on Wednesday 8th May & Wednesday 12th June from 7:30-8:30 pm in the school Library. Alternative Day meetings are currently being worked out and we will let you know once they are locked in. We hope that this will help cater for anyone who cannot attend a meeting during a weeknight. Stay tuned! 

Term 2 is filled with fun exciting events like Derby Day, Mother’s Day stalls/high tea, Doughnut Day, Disco and many more! Don’t forget to check out the P&F Social Hub at the beginning of Term 2 so you can sign up to lead/volunteer at any of these cool fundraisers. 

The P&F wishes you all a Happy and Holy Easter and looks forward to enjoying a fun-filled term with you all.

Suraya 
P&F Chair

 

Community News

Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Club

Every Tuesday from 23rd April – 11th June 2024 (inclusive).

Timing will be from 3:15pm – 4:15pm for the younger group (ages 5 – 8) and 3:15pm – 4:45pm (for the 9+).

Fees are $172 (for ages 5 – 6), $214 (for 7 – 8) and $244 (for 9+).

LEGO Bricks 4 Kids Coordinator
Mr Tim Yap

 

Perth Goju Karate

Perth Goju Karate are opening a brand new beginner’s karate class at the Christ The King school hall. Thursday’s weekly, 4:00pm – 4:45pm. First class starting week one of term, Thursday 1 February!

A special offer for Christ The King students – 4 WEEKS FREE beginners karate lessons!

Classes will be held after school on Thursday’s and are a great way for children of all ages to learn self-defense in a fun and safe environment.

We also teach classes for teens and adults and they are fantastic for fitness, wellbeing and of course, self-defense.

Students who attend the schools on-site After Care can be collected and taken to the class in the hall and returned to After Care when their class is finished.

Classes continue over the school holidays (with a short break over the Christmas period) which makes it perfect for the kids who are looking to try something on the holidays.

Karate has many benefits which include confidence, respect, discipline and fitness.

Places for the beginner’s class will be limited, so to take advantage of this 4 week trial, contact us to book your name in and secure your spot for the trial period.

Sensei Johnny Moran – 0402 830 402

Facebook pages – perth goju karate

Instagram – perthgojukarate

Google – www.perthgojukarate.wordpress.com

 

 

From the Principal – Term 1, Week 06

 

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Community Members,

 

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.

Dear Lord,
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
Amen.

 

Sometime ago, I came across two cartoon illustrations, the first depicted four appropriately robed gentlemen in earnest discussion. One was saying to the others, “If we put our heads together and go about this the right way, we could end up with a best seller. Well, what about it, will you be in it? What about you, Matthew? How about you, Mark? What do you think, Luke?”

The other illustration showed a traffic intersection where the traffic lights were out of order. Cars from all directions had nosed their way ahead until there was a complete jam; the end result was much hooting of horns and quite a few unnecessary words being exchanged. The caption for this illustration read, “If everyone gets their own way, then no-one gets their own way.”

I suppose the world around us gives us many examples of both the above situations. Firstly, through sensible discussion and negotiation, solutions to problems can be found and action plans put into operation. Secondly, through senseless argument and stubbornness, barriers arise, problems become complex and at best a stalemate follows or maybe even a ‘cold war’.

One of the principle aims of a Catholic school should be the creation, by staff and parents, of a climate conducive to the exercise of Gospel values. Hopefully, in such an environment, young people will live the meaning of love, truth, respect, care, justice, service and forgiveness. May we also remember to never take each other for granted and value one another as important people in our lives.

Congratulations to our Interschool Swimming Team as the children involved represented our school with a great deal of pride. Overall, Christ the King School finished Second out of Six places. Congratulations to Bailey Year 5 for being announced as Champion Girl, what an awesome effort! Thank you to Mrs McLinden for all the great preparation and organisation. Thank you also to Mrs Goncalves and Miss Borcich for helping out on the day. Great teamwork was on display!

Can I please ask parents who use the Loop for after school pick-up avoid waiting where there is shade. Cars should not leave a large gap between cars in the Loop as this creates traffic congestion along Annie Street and York Street.

‘International Women’s Day’ Friday 8 March

Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress.

Women’s economic empowerment is central to a gender equal world. When women are given equal opportunities to earn, learn and lead – entire communities thrive. The theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress.

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Celebrate women’s achievements. Raise awareness about discrimination. Take action to drive gender parity.

IWD belongs to everyone, everywhere. Inclusion means all IWD action is valid. While important progress has been made, women face significant obstacles to achieving equal participation in the economy.

Without equal access to education, employment pathways, financial services and literacy, how can we ever hope to reach gender equality?

We must ensure women and girls are given equal opportunity to build their capabilities and strengthen their capacity to learn, earn and lead.

 

Did you Know?

  • Tasmania is said to have the cleanest air in the world.
  • In an average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.
  • The letter “J” was the last letter added to the English alphabet.

 

Andrew Kelly
Principal

Messages from the Assistant Principal

Welcome to Week Six!

Wellness Week

Wellness Week at Christ the King is in full swing! Wellness Week is always a huge success amongst students and staff. Students loved going ‘homework free’ and it has been lovely to hear the stories of how students use their time otherwise, such as visiting neighbours, cooking with family and playing board games with family and friends. The students thoroughly enjoyed our whole school morning workout on Wednesday and have enjoyed meeting their new buddies this week! Staff have loved receiving the coffee vouchers from the P&F. Thank you to our amazing staff wellness team, for coordinating Wellness Week for our whole school.

 

NAPLAN

NAPLAN is a National Literacy and Numeracy assessment that students in Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 sit each year. NAPLAN information for parents and caregivers has been communicated. The NAPLAN test window starts on Wednesday 13 March and finishes on Monday 25 March, 2024. For more information about NAPLAN, please visit https://nap.edu.au/. We encourage parents and caregivers to keep conversations about NAPLAN as relaxed and reassuring as possible to minimise any nervousness.

 

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parents and Guardians will have the opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher/s on Wednesday 27 March (Week 9) from 12.30pm. Parent Teacher interviews will be conducted across all year groups in ten-minute rotations. We respectfully ask that parents/guardians keep to the ten-minute limit, to ensure the afternoon runs smoothly and on time. Information will be forthcoming, shortly.

 

Sacrament Commitment Masses – Year 3, 4 and 6 students

If your child is receiving their First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion or Confirmation this year, you and your child are required to attend a Commitment Mass at Christ the King Church this Saturday 9 March at 6pm or Sunday 10 March at 10am. Please contact your child’s classroom teacher if you have questions or concerns regarding this.

 

Student Spotlight

Over the weekend, Bailen Allen (Year 5) played in the Teeball WA State Championships 2024 for his club the ‘Canning Cougars’. They played 5 games over 3 days and won 3 out of 5. They defeated the Rockingham Raptors, Batavia Coast and Willeton Wildcats, finishing 4th overall in the Under 12s B division. Congratulations Bailen! We are so proud of YOU!

 

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

Mrs. Sabrina Reardon
Assistant Principal

 

Community News

Perth Goju Karate are opening a brand new beginner’s karate class at the Christ The King school hall. Thursday’s weekly, 4:00pm – 4:45pm. First class starting week one of term, Thursday 1 February!

A special offer for Christ The King students – 4 WEEKS FREE beginners karate lessons!

Classes will be held after school on Thursday’s and are a great way for children of all ages to learn self-defense in a fun and safe environment.

We also teach classes for teens and adults and they are fantastic for fitness, wellbeing and of course, self-defense.

Students who attend the schools on-site After Care can be collected and taken to the class in the hall and returned to After Care when their class is finished.

Classes continue over the school holidays (with a short break over the Christmas period) which makes it perfect for the kids who are looking to try something on the holidays.

Karate has many benefits which include confidence, respect, discipline and fitness.

Places for the beginner’s class will be limited, so to take advantage of this 4 week trial, contact us to book your name in and secure your spot for the trial period.

Sensei Johnny Moran – 0402 830 402

Facebook pages – perth goju karate

Instagram – perthgojukarate

Google – www.perthgojukarate.wordpress.com

 

 

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