In this Week’s Newsletter

Principal’s Message

“Upon this rock, I build my church”

Matthew 16:18

I started organising the 2021 school year when I came across the 2016 ERO report and this quote from Matthew. The ERO report suggested we incorporate cornerstones/rocks into our school plans. This confirmed my thinking and the direction we are moving toward at CTK….to continue to push our school forward into the future and set it apart from other primary schools.

Looking forward to continue to enhance our school we will build on the following four cornerstones/rocks:

  1. Special Character
  2. Academics
  3. Cultural
  4. Sports

I believe if we continue to grow these four aspects within our school and students, we will see outstanding results in the future.

Whole School Sunday Mass

This Sunday our whole school will celebrate Mass at 10am. Please ensure that your child/children are in church by 9:45am so we can seat them in the appropriate area. It is important that we come together as a whole school and parish community to celebrate the blessed Sacrament of Communion.

Please remember this is a school event and all children should be present in full school uniform.

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.

Please register here

Kind regards

Billy Hadnett

Key Dates


Here are some writing samples from Eesha and Evie in Room 4. They have been focusing on descriptive writing about our school using their senses and adjectives.

In Room 2 we have been learning the difference between Similes and Metaphors.  This short stanza we wrote is inspired by the poem ‘The Sea Is a Hungry Dog’ by James Reeves.

Our Poem

Written by Betty and Kanan

Crashing waves licking and lapping up against my skin

The howling wind barks in the night sky

The growling sea causes fear within

The waves hit the sand and lay down and die

When the sea slowly drifts off to sleep the sun begins to set in.

Room 1 Koru Art

to Kalani-Coco’s new baby brother!


Tuesday 3rd November

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Our school uniform order has been delayed again. Thank you for your patience in waiting for new sizes for your children. We hope to have our order in school by the time we reopen in 2021 for school uniform and stationery sales at the end of January.

Community Notices

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Puketāpapa Local Board Forum

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Operation Safer Plates brought to you by
Mt Roskill Community Policing Team and
Mount Roskill Community Patrol Inc.Click the photo for more information.
Respect – Love and Service – Justice – Peace and Joy