In this Week’s Newsletter

Principal’s Message

Providing opportunities for students is the thing that our Staff and Board are focussing on during 2022.

Already we have plans for the following:

  • Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral 
  • Camp at Lakewood Lodge for Years 4 – 6
  • A school production
  • A school fair
  • and many more to be announced.

We will need your help at times and hope to be able to call on all our parents during the year to make these opportunities a reality.

Staffing for 2022

Billy HadnettPrincipalprincipal@ctk.school.nz
George TyrellDeputy Principalgtyrell@ctk.school.nz
Margaret WhyburdTeacher Rm 6 / DRS / Junior Team Leadermwhyburd@ctk.school.nz
Kimberley SullingsTeacher Rm 2 / Sport / Senior Team Leaderksullings@ctk.school.nz
Mika LeloTeacher Rm 8mlelo@ctk.school.nz
Leonard DavidsTeacher Rm 4ldavids@ctk.school.nz
Judith FullertonReading Recovery / Choir 
Eileen WittAdministrator
Amy GrahamRelease Teacher 
Virginia VictorTeacher Aide 
Tamara TyrellTeacher Aide 
Owen FletcherTeacher Aide
Teresa HadnettLibrarian
Vince TupuolaCaretaker

Upcoming School Projects

We are currently working on the following projects:

Play Area – This includes mud kitchens, a boat and a playhouse

Tree House Platform – This will be in the large oak tree on the field and we are currently sourcing funding for this.

Bike Track and Bikes – We are working hard to have this project completed this year. We have currently sourced $38,000 of the $95000 that we need to have a school bike track and 50 bikes.

If you can help in any way in regards to funding applications please contact Mr Hadnett.

Kind Regards
Billy Hadnett

Key Dates

Special Catholic Character

Christ the King Catholic School

Service Programme

The Vision
The vision of Christ the King School as a Catholic school in the Josephite tradition asks us to grow our learners to be Confident, Compassionate and Connected.

The Service Programme that each child will complete is a vital part of the school as an extension of our Catholic teaching and its unique educational value.

The Service Programme provides opportunities for students to become directly connected in helping others in three areas of their lives – Home, School, Community.

It allows your child to experience the joy of giving and sharing with others and provides a unique learning experience that goes beyond themselves.

The primary goal of Christ the King School is to develop young citizens who will become future leaders in their communities, who will act with compassion and a strong sense of social justice.

Expectations
GOLD level 15 HoursMinimum for Yr 5 & 6
SILVER Level10 HoursMinimum for Yr 3 & 4
BRONZE level5 HoursMinimum for Yr 0 – 2
 

How it Works

Each student will be given a service journal to record their service hours at the beginning of the year.

These journals will be collected at the end of Week 2 Term 4 and certificates will be given out.

Curriculum

Room 2

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

In each challenge we work in groups of 2, 3 or 4 students and work together to solve a problem that is given to us. We make sure no one is left out as we are all a team. Every team has to create their own plans, test them and work to improve them.

Over the past 3 weeks the different challenges have been building the tallest tower using only newsprint paper and sellotape and also building a wall out of only newsprint paper and sellotape. We have talked lots about how to make our bases more stable and how to improve the strength of the paper. The first challenge to build a paper tower was very hard and we got to have 2 goes at the challenge. It was easier the second time and we managed to get our tower up to 1.6m. We are learning lots about team work and problem solving and also what fair testing is.

For the building the wall challenge we had to work as a team to make one plan and design a wall together. We had to create the longest wall or the strongest wall but some people wanted to try and build a wall that was both long and strong.

The longest wall was 7.89m long. The strongest wall could hold more than 12 dictionaries without collapsing. The strongest and longest wall was 2.21m long and could hold all the marbles in our class without collapsing.

These challenges are based on real life designs such as the Eiffel Tower and the Great Wall of China.

We are having lots of fun with these challenges and learning new things with each different challenge. Next week we are looking at the Burj Khalifa and have to make a tower using only popsicle sticks and pegs.

By Xarnder – Room 2

Welcome

Welcome to the following new member of our CTK Community

  • Mr Davids – Teacher of Room 4 (Yr 3 & 4)
  • Diedrich – Rm 6
  • Tuilahina – Rm 6
  • Rosamaria – Rm 8
  • Marianna – Rm 2

Covid 19 Update

Covid Red Level – Phase 3

Enrolments for 2022 & 2023

If you have a child who will be starting school in the next 3-12 months, please enroll them at school.

We are seeing an increase in enrolments and spaces are filling up fast for 2022 and 2023

 

Reminder that we no longer take enrolments for Year 7 and Year 8.

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

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