In this Week’s Newsletter

Principal’s Message

Service to the Church

This term our focus is Service to the Church. As part of this unit we enjoyed our whole school trip to St Patrick’s Cathedral in town. For many of our tamariki this was the first time they visited this amazing building.

Thank you to Father Chris for showing us around and sharing his knowledge with us.

Open Days

This term we will be holding three open days.

This is an opportunity to share with our families and the wider community the amazing things that are happening at CTK.

Please share with friends and family.

We look forward to seeing many of you at this event.

Thank you all for a fantastic start to Term 3.

Please put in your calendars – Whole School Mass Sunday September 4th @ 10am – all students are expected to be present.

Have a fantastic weekend
Billy Hadnett

Key Dates

Special Catholic Character

Proclaiming the Word Final

Congratulations to the following 16 students who made the Finals today.

Room 2 Room 4 Room 6 Room 8
Ken P
Timnet
Rocio
Helina
Clarke
Angela
Tuvale
Radhya
Ayla-Lesina
Apimeleki
Mszae
Noelani
Rosamaria
Riston
Kalani-Coco
Anastasia
Congratulations to our winners.
Junior School
Riston – Rm 8
Senior School
Helina – Rm 2

CTK Service Programme

All students are expected to complete service hours. Each student was given a service booklet in Term 2. Due date for Service Hours is Tuesday 1st November 2022.

Caring Foundation Mass

On Wednesday, six students attended the Annual Catholic Caring Foundation Mass presided by Bishop Steve Lowe.

The Catholic Caring Foundation provides grant funding for the care and support of families and communities who struggle with the affects of poverty and hardship. We support agencies within the greater Auckland area – stretching from the Far-North to the south of Auckland who help struggling families/whanau, children/rangatahi and communities. We are guided by gospel values and Christ’s message “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did to me.” (Matthew 25:40)

Our six students were nominated and recieved an award for outstanding care and commitment to helping others and looking after our environment.

Congratulations to the following senior students

Fai
Wyatt
Xarnder
Andrea
Marianna
Rocio
Also a huge thank you to Tiare and Koloa who were altar servers for this event.

Curriculum

What’s Happening in Term 3

As we are well into term 3, there is already a lot happening as we approach the end of week 1.

Specialisation has been fun as usual every Wednesday. A great way for our students to have a range of curriculum areas covered each week with six different rotations throughout the first two blocks. The after school activities have started this term with some new groups and activities.

For Mathematics this term our focus is Statistical Investigations and Statistical Literacy. That means do not be surprised if your children want to talk about types of food in their lunch box, the languages that are spoken at home or even the amount of hours they sleep over a week. There could be endless investigations.

This term also has a world sporting event taking place, the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. This will link into our Literacy and Inquiry learning throughout the term.

In week 4 we will have Science in a Van working with Rooms 4, 6, and 8. This term the Science strand is Physical World focusing on Forces. Forces such as push and pull, force and motion, and types of forces.

Week 8 for Health we have the Life Education programme for the whole school. Our senior students will also have the Positive Puberty group working with them during week 8.

There are some great learning opportunities and rich experiences for our school over the term.

George Tyrell

Deputy Principal

Homework

The following will be sent home for each class

Room 2 Room 4 Room 6 Room 8
  • Spelling
  • Basic Facts
  • General Knowledge
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Basic Facts
  • General Knowledge
  • Reading
  • Reading
  • Handwriting
  • Maths
  • Spelling
  • Spelling
  • Basic Facts
  • General Knowledge
  • Reading

Room 2’s Valonia Reserve Planting and Water Testing Trip

Board of Trustees

Kia Orana CTK Community

Over the last few months the Board and Mr Hadnett have been working really hard to secure funding for our schools Bike Track.

Currently we have just under $40,000 donated to the school and we are waiting on another $35,000 to be approved.

Mr Tyrell accepted a donation from Harcourts Community Trust this week to help with the purchase of bikes and helmets.

We have now waiting on approval for our track from the Diocese and we are hoping for a build date in early Term 4.

Aere Ra
Richard Tonga
Board Chair

Office Updates

Uniforms Attendence / Lateness Birthday Celebrations
  • CTK Polo Shirt
  • Black Shorts
  • Black Socks
  • Black Shoes/Sandals

Our students are no longer able to wear the old school uniform.

Any issues please talk to your classroom teacher

Students are expected to be at school by 8:45am. After this time students need to report to the Office.

If students are away sick please contact the Office to inform them.

It is important for our students to be at school as much as possible.

Students will no longer be able to bring birthday cakes / goodie bags to celebrate in class.

This is due to having several students at our school with food allergies and keeping everyone safe.

Cans for Christmas 2022

Enrolments for 2022 & 2023

 

 

If you have a child who will be starting school in the next 6-12 months, please enroll them at school.

We are seeing an increase in enrolments and spaces for next year are filling fast.

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

Newsletters for our Catholic Colleges

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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