Principal’s Message

Kia ora and welcome to both old and new friends to Christ the King Catholic School website. We are a Catholic Integrated state school that provides quality education in the Catholic tradition for boys from Year 1 to Year 6 and girls from Year 1 to Year 8. The maximum roll of our school is 175 students. We are also a parish school, which enjoys the benefits and blessings of working closely with the parish of Christ the King Church in Owairaka.

As a Catholic school our spiritual values are integrated into all aspects of the school culture. There are the explicit signs of this in our daily prayers, Religious Education programmes and shared liturgies with the Christ the King parish. The Catholic character also underpins our concept-based curriculum design and influences all relationships within the school community.

Every child who comes into Christ the King School is valued and nurtured. We have high expectations for academic achievement whilst also giving attention to the spiritual, social and physical needs of our students. Our teachers are all experienced and committed to each child reaching his or her potential and they are ably assisted by a team of dedicated support staff. Our high expectations of those working with children are facilitated by high professional support from our Board of Trustees.

Christ the King Catholic School was established approximately 50 years ago by the Sisters of St Joseph. Although there are no sisters at the school any more, the traditions and teachings of the Josephites live on through our school charism. Because we are a small school, there is a real sense of family amongst our children and staff. Strong Christian values of respect, love, excellence and commitment are present everywhere, from the day-to-day life of the school to strategic planning for the future. A recent excellent ERO report compliments the school on the high quality education it provides its students, in an environment that is new and attractive and with up to date technology.

We know that the family has an enormous effect on a child’s educational success and we value strong links with the parents and whanau of our students. We believe in regular and open communication between home and school and encourage families to talk regularly with their children’s teachers. I personally welcome any comments or queries from all current and prospective families of the school.

If you would like to know more about Christ the King Catholic School please do not hesitate to contact us.

Tracey Kopua -Principal

Tracey Kopua -Principal

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