In this Week’s Newsletter

Principal’s Message

“We are called to create community”
St Mary MacKillop
Wow! What a great start to Term 2. We are definitely creating community this term with a lot of activity around our school.
  • Working Bee to create our new sandpit
  • After school basketball
  • Magic Maths Group for those who want a little help
  • CTK School Disco – Friday 11th June
  • Whole School Mass – Sunday 20th June @ 10am

Remember our community includes everyone – teachers, parents, students, grandparents, parish members – EVERYONE!!

REMINDERS

  • Students should not be onsite until 8am (unless they are involved with the Sports Academy).
  • Please use the Pick up and Drop off areas on the netball courts – DO NOT PARK in the school carpark unless visiting the office or teachers – this is for the Health & Safety of everyone.
  • School Uniform – Terms 2 and 3 are winter terms so all students should wear black school shoes. Sunhats are not a mandatory school uniform item in Terms 2 and 3. If your child(ren) are not wearing a sunhat at morning tea or lunchtime they can still have full use of the playground and field.
Kind regards
Billy Hadnett
Principal

 

Key Dates

Special Catholic Character

Whole School Sunday Mass

Sunday 20th June @ 10am

This will be our first Sunday Mass for 2021 due to the lockdown in Term 1.

As part of our Special Catholic Character we expect all students and staff to attend our Whole School Mass once a term.

Christ the King Parish Sacramental Programme

Confirmation / First Holy Communion will be held in Christ the King Parish on Sunday 14th November.

Classes will commence in August and Registration Forms are now available in the church foyer and in the school office. Registrations close Sunday 4th July.

Curriculum

This term has already been packed with some wonderful learning experiences. Specialisation Day has started with a new rotation focusing on Languages. Our students are currently using a great Language app called Languagenut. Our focus is to build Te Reo Maori language skills.

One of our ongoing curriculum focuses this term is around Mathematics. The first half of the term will focus on Volume. The remainder of the term we will concentrate on Fractions.

Magic Maths is an after school maths time for our students that would like help or support with maths tasks they find challenging. We have had a good response already. This will be held once a week on Thursdays by Mr Hadnett and Mr Tyrell from 3pm – 4pm.

Our Writing focus for Term 2 is Narratives. We know narrative writing is a very popular genre our students enjoy because they get to express their creativity. They have some great imagination where they can use familiar stories or books they have read as inspiration for ideas.

In week 8, the Pono team (Rooms 5 and 6) have a Science Living World focus to understand living processes, how living things interact with each other and the environment. They have an exciting field trip to Zero Waste Zone scheduled too.

Thank you to Clarke’s grandfather who volunteered his time, who along with Mr Lelo, started our first after school basketball skills sessions. There was a great turn out of just over 30 students ranging from our junior classes to senior students.

Auckland Transport also worked with five senior students on Friday morning focusing on speed around our local area. Students will be waving placards to remind drivers to slow down around our school. We are surrounded by some very busy roads leading towards the motorway and along Richardson Road.

George Tyrell
Deputy Principal

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Board of Trustees

Kia ora CTK Community

As you will be aware the Board are starting our community consultation process. This process is to gather information and ideas from parents, students, teachers and the parish about what they would like to see happening at our school over the next 3 – 5 years. When you are asked, please share your ideas with us so that everyone has a voice in the process.

I am extending a huge thank you to our school staff for a fantastic Term 1 (even with 2 lockdowns). The way the students settled and the achievements gained is amazing. This is all due to your hard work and empathy that you have for your children.

Faithfully
Glen Evans
Presiding Member (BOT Chair)

Office Updates

Deevon to Room 2

PhotoLife Key Codes are coming home today!

PhotoLife key codes just arrived in the school office this morning! Codes will be distributed to your children today. Please log into PhotoLife to view and purchase your school photos.

It’s that time of year again

Autumn and winter are prime seasons for cold and flu bugs, and for another bug as well – the head louse (head lice).

Let’s be proctive this winter to prevent an outbreak at school. Please check the heads of your whole family TODAY and once a week for the rest of the term.

Click HERE for a Ministry of Health pamphlet with information about head lice and how to treat them.

If we have an outbreak at school you will receive an email letting you know which classroom has been effected and remind you to check your family again.

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
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