In this Week’s Newsletter

Principal’s Message

“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Psalm 118:24

This year has gone a long way to teach all of us about determination and perseverance. We need these two attributes because God allows us to go through periods of testing, waiting and unknowing. It is a big part of building our faith.

Our children are great examples of this and we have seen this with the start of a new school term. The happiness and optimism that our children came back to school with is amazing. They live for the current day and the future while remembering the past and the challenges that they have faced this year.

Ako Hiko Film Festival

On Wednesday 14th October a group of CTK students, teachers and parents were lucky enough to attend the Ako Hiko Film Festival at Event Cinemas St Lukes. CTK had three movies shown on the big screen.

Congratulations to the Year 4, 5 and 6 students that were involved in creating their own movies. Well done to the students from Room 6 for their combined movie containing their photos from Term 3 specialisation. A huge thank you to Ms Paton for the efforts in organising the CTK entries (click on the links below).

Room 1: The Dam Water Problem

Room 2: Don’t Waste Water

Room 6: Fun With Photos

Whole School Sunday Mass

Our second Whole School Mass is Sunday 1st November 2020 at 10am. As this is a whole school event, please ensure all children are in attendance wearing their school uniform.

If you are unable to attend or have questions, please contact Mr Hadnett by Wednesday October 28th 2020.

CTK Maori and Pacifika Parent Evening

We invite Maori and Pacifika parents to come and engage in conversation on how we can meet the needs of your children. We will share data, have a discussion and share food.

Tuesday 3rd November at 6pm

This is an important evening that allows us to plan and implement ideas and strategies to help your children.

There will be a draw for a $60 Pak’nSave voucher on the evening.

Please register by clicking the button below.

Register Here

Key Dates

Special Catholic Character

It is great to be back to the ‘new normal’ and be able to join Christ The King Church community for mass this term.

We will soon be preparing to celebrate our second school-parish mass which will be on Sunday 1st November at 10.00am. Our expectation is for all students and their whānau to attend this liturgy Sunday service at Christ The King Church.

At the end of last term, we were fortunate to go ahead with our ‘Proclaiming the Word’ competition. The Juniors (Pono Team) got to choose either ‘The Our Father or The Hail Mary’ or a prayer in a language of their choice. The Seniors (Tika Team) could choose one of three Bible Readings.

Well done to all the children that participated and special congratulations to our finalists who showed extra courage and effort on the day. Harsh from Room 4 and Ayla from Room 1 were our top winners. It was such a great opportunity for our learners to be able to speak confidently about the word of God in front of an audience.

Thank you to Mrs. Sullings and Mrs. Linn for being our judges and sharing their expertise with the children.

We will continue with the Sacrament Strand for this term and will focus on our school value of ‘Love and Service’. It does mean we will look for every opportunity in our day giving and showing little acts of kindness to those we meet.

“ Be a gift of love and compassion to one another” – Mary Mackillop

Te Aroha o te Atua

Beverley D’Souza

Director of Religious Studies

Curriculum

Curriculum Term 4 Week 1

Where has the time gone?! It’s Term 4 and welcome back to the beginning of our final term for 2020 for all our students.

Specialisation started well this term. Great for our students to rotate around the range of curriculum areas. Digital learning with computation, Kapa Haka, Music, Construction Room and Sport have kept our students engaged and challenged.

Over the next six weeks, Touch NZ will bring skill based activities and games every Tuesday afternoon. Our students were very engaged and focused this week learning new skills. Very technical and tactical, but a lot of fun learning for our students!

Due to the impact of the recent lockdown in Term 2, we have decided to continue with a Science focus, Planet Earth and Beyond. Pono (Junior classes) are focusing on growing plants, parts of a plant and life cycle of a plant. Tika (Senior classes) are focusing on landforms and the different types of landforms that make up, and impact our Planet.

This term is also a very important for testing and comparing data. Over the next few weeks our students will be involved in a range of tests for Reading, Writing and Mathematics. It is of great importance that our students are present and attending school. The information will assist teachers for planning and assessment for next year, particularly for our Y6-8 students moving to new schools for 2021.

We look forward to how the term will unfold and hope we will have a full term of learning. We are excited about celebrating the learning and achievement of our students at Christ The King for 2020.

George Tyrell

Deputy Principal

Welcome

to our CTK family, Rico!
to Agnes and Irene’s new baby brother!

Office Update

  • The Catholic Diocese of Auckland is increasing 2021 attendance dues to $113.00 per term (increase from $112.00 per term).
  • Term 4 invoices will be sent home Monday 19th October. Please make every effort to pay your school fees by 10th December. There are three ways to pay: online banking or EFTPOS and cash in the school office.
  • PhotoLife will be in school on Tuesday 3rd November. Purchasing of class and individuals photos will be online, the same as last year. Photo reminders will be sent home Monday 19th October.
  • Sunhats are required for outdoor play in Term 4 starting Monday 19th October.  School sunhats can be purchased from the school office for $10.  NO HAT,  NO PLAY!

Digital Devices 2021

From Feburary 2021 CTK will no longer be connected to the Ako Hiko Digital Cluster. This means changes for the new school year:

  1. Years 3 – 6 students will be in 1-1 Digital Classes.
  2. If you want your child to have a chromebook they can take to and from school, each family will have to source it themselves (CTK will no longer sell chromebooks). Devices can be purchased from places such as PB Tech, Noel Leeming, Harvey Norman and The Warehouse Stationary. Refer to the links below.

We do ask that if you are purchasing a new device be sure it is a chromebook as this will match the system we run in school.

If you have any questions please contact the school office.

Enrolments

We are currently planning for 2021 and 2022 school years. If you have younger children starting school in these two years we are offering 100 house points for each child that is enrolled before

Friday 6th November.

Christ the King Parish

Mass Times

  • Monday – 9am – Liturgy of the Word
  • Tuesday – 9am
  • Wednesday – 9am
  • Thursday – 9am
  • Friday – 10am
  • Saturday – 9am & 6pm
  • Sunday – 8:30am & 10am
Christ the King Parish Website

Sponsors of Christ the King Catholic School

Sponsors of our Construction Room

If you would like to be a sponsor for Christ the King Catholic School, please contact Mr Hadnett for details.

Respect – Love and Service – Justice – Peace and Joy