Newsletter Number 5

In this Week’s Newsletter

Principal’s Message

“We are called to create community” St Mary Mackillop

Thank you to our CTK Community this week. It was fantastic to see over 70% of our students with their families at the Community Potluck Dinner last night. It was great to share a meal, chat and get to know you all a little bit more.

Thank you again for the outstanding effort in our School Raffle. We made over $500, which will go towards our Whole School Trip to the Hamilton Gardens and Zoo in November.

Congratulations to our winners: Rico (Rm 6), Clarke (Rm 5), Titan (Rm 4) and Mrs Lelo (Rm 6)

School/Whanau Interviews

Thank you to those of you who have booked your school/whanau interviews. This is a really important event for our teachers to share assessment information about your child/children.

If you have not booked your interview, please use the link now.

Room 2 only Monday 29th March from 3:30pm – 5:30pm.

School finishes at 2:00pm on Tuesday 30th March

Rooms 2, 4, 5 and 6 Tuesday 30th March from 2:30pm – 5:30pm and then 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Click HERE to book all interviews now.

Kind regards

Billy Hadnett


Key Dates

Special Catholic Character

Feast of St Joseph

On 8 December 1870, Pope Pius IX declared Saint Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church. Pope Pius IX was the Pope with whom Mary MacKillop met in Rome in 1873. On 8 December 2020, Pope Francis wrote his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart) to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. He declared the Year of Joseph to be honoured and celebrated from 8 December 2020 to 8 December 2021. Devotion to Saint Joseph has a long history in the Church and the more recent Popes have given a new emphasis to the importance of Saint Joseph in our Christian Story.


Assessment at CTK

Over the past year Mr Tyrell and Mr Hadnett have been reviewing assessments that our school has undertaken. We questioned the purpose and the information gathered from our assessments. Teachers have nearly completed these assessments and will share the data with you at our School/Whanau Interviews on 30th March. Listed below are the assessments that have been finished for 2021.

Junior School Senior School
  • Reading – PM Running Records
  • Writing – e-asTTle sample
  • Maths – DMIC sample
  • Maths – Basic Facts
  • Spelling – Essential Lists
  • Reading – PM / Probe
  • Writing – e-asTTle
  • Maths – DMIC sample
  • Maths – Basic Facts
  • Spelling – Essential Lists
  • Yr 4-6
    • PAT Maths
    • PAT Reading Comprehension
    • PAT Vocab
    • PAT Science


Students at Work

Board of Trustees

Christ the King Catholic School Board – Casual vacancy for a parent representative

A casual vacancy has occurred on the school board for an elected parent representative.

The board has decided to fill the vacancy by selection. If 10% or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.

Request for a by-election should be sent to: care of Mr Glen Evans (chairperson)

by: Friday 26th March 2021.

Office Updates

Attendance Dues Financial Assitance

Financial assistance is available to assist families who may need financial support with the payment of Attendance Dues for preference students attending Catholic schools in Auckland Diocese, both primary and secondary.

Families facing financial difficulties can contact their school office, their Parish Priest or the Revenue Manager on 09-360-3069 at the Catholic Diocese of Auckland for further information.

Application forms for this assistance are available from school and parish offices, or can be down-loaded from the Catholic Diocese of Auckland website

Sport Notices

Skids Football Club

Skids Football Registration

CTK Basketball – Yr 3 to 6

Date – Term 2 Weeks 2 – 9

Day: Wednesdays

Time: Yr 3/4 @ 4pm – Yr 5/6 @ 5pm

Venue: Unitec – Pt Chev

Cost: $50 per player


  • 20 mins training (coaches provided)
  • 30-40 mins of 3×3 games
Bastketball Registration

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
Holy Week Mass Times

Community Notices

Sunday 28 March 10am – 5pm.

Click the poster for more detail.

CultureFest is a one-day festival suitable for all ages. With over 60 cultures included across the programme the festival provides a great chance to truly experience Auckland’s vibrancy through food, music, performance, arts and sport. There is plenty for children and families to enjoy including interactive cultural zones and kids areas.

There is free secure bike parking available and we encourage people to ride or walk to the site.

You can find us online at or



Mt Roskill Baptist Kindergarten

Click the poster for more details.

Proud Sponsors of Christ the King

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