In this Week’s Newsletter

Principal’s Message

“Attitude of Graditude”
St Mary MacKillop

This week I would like to say a huge thank you to the CTK families that put in an amazing effort during the working bee. We were able to build most of the new sandpit area, clear the bank and trim back the fence line hedges.

Our families were joined by 12 boys from St Paul’s College and some of their parents. This meant that all these jobs could be completed in just the one day. Their efforts are greatly appriciated as well.

Year 4 – 6 Camp – Sir Peter Blake MERC

All our Year 4 – 6 students will be attending camp from Wednesday 30th June to Friday 2nd July.

During this time the students will get to experience some amazing activities, such as, mountain biking, sailing, tree climbing and many more.

Key dates for camp:
  • Monday 31st May – Camp payments are due.
  • Tuesday 8th June – Parent camp meeting @ 6pm

School Disco

We will be holding our school Disco in a couple of weeks time.

Details
Date: Friday 11th June
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Cost: $5
Thank you to the Board who will be providing food and drink for each sudent.
Please note this event is only for CTK students.

PTFA

We have been fortunate to have two parents (Kimberley Sullings & Mary-Anne Copeland) that have started our CTK PTFA up again. However we are looking for more parents to join and help out.
This is a great way to give back to the school and help us to raise funds money to help the school with their ideas.
We will be holding our first meeting Wednesday 26th May @ 7:30pm in the school library. Please if you are interested come along.
Kind regards
Billy Hadnett
Principal

Key Dates

Special Catholic Character

Pentecost
Sunday 23rd May

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

There is fantastic learning ahead for our CTK school

Our second week of Magic Maths went well with 39 students attending. Our students are enjoying the challenges of trying to solve maths concepts they find tricky. Thank you to Mr Lelo who also popped in to lend a helping hand.

Our senior APPA (Auckland Primary Principals’ Association) Choral choir, of about 26 students, led by our amazing Judith Fullerton, are preparing for what will be an unforgettable event involving hundreds of students across many Auckland schools. This event will be on Wednesday 3rd November. There will be up to four rehearsals leading up to the event across different schools. The first of which is next Wednesday 26th May at St Mary’s Ellerslie. Thank you to all the parent consent forms that have already been returned for the first rehearsal.

Next week, as part of our Health & PE curriculum this term we have Life Education visiting our school from Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th May. There will be a focus on resilience as part of the programme. This is our overarching focus for Term 2.

An event to watch out for on Friday 4th June. To end Samoan Language week, we have a culturally responsive opportunity for our students to experience an umu process cooked at our CTK school. There is a growing interest from our Samoan community to share their expertise, knowledge and experience of how an umu brings people together. This rich contextual cultural experience will be such an amazing opportunity for our wider community and all of CTK school to taste and share some traditional Samoan food. A great way to end week 5!

George Tyrell
Deputy Principal

Board of Trustees

This week we held our fourth Board meeting for the year, below are some of the highlights:

  • We have started to investigate the possiblilty of getting a school van.
  • Annual Plan progress was shared.
  • The PTFA was reformed

The Board would like to thank the students from St Paul’s College and the Parents from CTK for their efforts in the working be at the beginning of the month. Your efforts are much appriciated.

Keep the faith
Glen Evans
Presiding Member (BOT Chair)

Enrolments

We are currently taking enrolments for 2021& 2022.

If you have a 3 or 4 year old can we please ask that you come into the office and enroll. This will help us to plan for the future.

Thank you kindly
Mr Hadnett

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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