“Give thanks in all circumstances”
This week we were lucky enough to have Variety NZ work with Yr 8 students in our Community Garden. They have done an amazing job which our whole community will benefit from.
We currently have three garden beds with herbs and vegetables and several fruit trees. Moving forward our garden will be fenced, the concrete wall painted and several more garden beds installed to allow more space for vegetables.
CTK Feast Day Mass – 17th Nov at 9am
We are amending our Mass time next week to Tuesday 17th November at 9am.
This is at the request of Father Benedict who would like our school to join him on Tuesday for the filming of Mass to be screened on Shine TV on Sunday 22nd November.
CTK Feast Day and Tabloid Sports – 19th Nov at 10am
This will include the students participating in eight different activities and then sprints in the afternoon.
All students are to come to school in House colours but please remember this is a sports day (we will be outside most of the day), children should wear comfortable shorts, shirt, sun hat and sport shoes.
Please be sure your child/ren have morning tea, lunch, sun hat, sunscreen, named water bottle and are wearing house colours. If you do not have a house coloured shirt, please wear a sun hat, shorts or hair ribbons….anything with house colours to show your team spirit!
NO LOLLIES or FIZZY DRINKS permitted.
Thank you to all those that attended our Sunday Mass last week. We had a great turn out of 65% of our students. We are looking to increase this in 2021.
Also a thank you to the parents that came to our Maori and Pacifica Evening. Your sharing of information, expertise and time was invaluable.
“Proclaiming the Word” – Auckland Finals
On Tuesday 10th November, Ayla from Room 1 competed in “Proclaiming the Word” Auckland Finals at St Francis Catholic School (Pt Chev).
She was the only Yr 5 student up against six other Yr 6 students from various other Catholic primary schools.
Ayla did amazingly well and represented Christ the King Catholic School with great honour and pride.
|Super learning in Room 6!|
|Wonderful to see focused learning in Maths with Jada and Sophia.||Connor has been sharing his learning this week|
|Thank you, Harsh for sharing your work with me this week. So lovely to see how proud Harsh was of his acrostic poem on Diwali. He popped into my class to share his learning! Happy Diwali everyone!|
|Diwali Acrostic Poem|
D – Diwali is an Indian festival
I – in the night on the first day we light up diva
W – we make rangoli patterns
A – all Indians tell stories about Gods
L – Legends are told around India
I – Indian sweets are made ont the third day of Diwali
By Harsh Year 3
This week our sports focus on athletics started with a beautiful sunny afternoon. Great to see everyone have a go with some of the activities. The focus this week was on shot put, sprints and long jump. Given that the weather is starting to get really warm, Senior students will need a change of clothes for sports. For all our students it’s good to see hats and water bottles at school. Keeping hydrated during the warm weather is so important for health and safety.
|Room 2 presented their inquiry on Landforms this week. Each group has worked hard on their presentations and models over the last two weeks. Students discussed what they were most proud of and what went well. They talked about challenges they faced during the process and how they overcame the challenges. Some very good presentations by our students.|
2021 Enrolments are Filling Fast
Please ensure your younger children are enrolled for 2021 before they miss out.
From Feburary 2021 CTK will no longer be connected to the Ako Hiko Digital Cluster. This means small changes will be made.
1 – Our Year 3 – 6 students will be in 1-1 Digital Classes.
2 – Chromebooks will have to be sourced by the families (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.
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 626 7123.
sKids are surveying our community to see if there is a need for a December/January summer holiday programme. If you are interested, please complete the interest form by Tuesday 17th November.
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.