In this Week’s Newsletter

Principal’s Message

Live in the present – focus on what you are doing now.

Isaiah 43

This Bible reference is in relation to our students at Christ the King. As many of you will be aware the Government and Ministry of Education have been pushing the increase of student attendance at school.

Our school has not had all 75 students present on one day so far this year. This is due to many reasons, such as covid, flu, tummy bugs, holidays and well being days.

Below are some of the statistics

  • Each day absent is 5 hours of directed learning missed.
  • 5 days (a week) is equal to 25 hours of learning.

This missed learning time adds up very quickly and does impact on our students academic progress.

On top of this is the continual number of children late to school each day. The average number of children late every day is 3 to 6 students.

School starts at 8:45am and it is important our tamariki are present for prayers and notices each day.

Whole School Sunday Mass – Sunday 4th September

Coming up on Sunday 4th September we have our Whole School Sunday Mass. At this event we expect all our students to be present and in full school uniform. Please try to have your child/children seated by 9:50am in the reserved seating area on the left hand side of the Church.

Enrolments

Currently Mr Hadnett and Mr Tyrell are planning the 2023 school year for Christ the King Catholic School.

If you have child/ren in your family turning 5 in 2023 please let Mr Hadnett know and collect an enrolment pack as soon as possible.

Kind regards

Billy Hadnett

Key Dates

Special Catholic Character

St Vincent de Paul

Our School Value Focus for Term 3 is Service.

St Vincent De Paul is our saint that we look at whose vision was to live the gospel message by serving the poor in Christ with love, respect, justice, hope and joy.

St Vincent De Paul worked hard to shape a more just and compassionate society. We are also called to serve others – giving of ourselves, our time, welcoming and serving all in need with understanding and without judgement.

Sister Ann Neven Library

Over the last week we have renamed our school Library after the last Josephite Sister to be Principal and active at Christ the King.

Sister Ann Neven will be back at our school for a special morning tea and celebration on Tuesday 8th September.

We all look forward to this special occasion.

CTK Service Programme

Our CTK Service Programme Journals are due on Tuesday 1st November.

Each child that completes 5, 10 or 15 hours of service will recieve a certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Travelwise

‘Green Man’ Travelwise activity was a great way to remind our students and community of the importance of crossing the road safely. CTK is surrounded by very busy roads, especially by the lights at the main intersection of Maioro and Richardson Roads leading to the motorway. Thanks to John, our Community Transport Coordinator for Auckland Transport who has worked with our school over the last 2 years. 

John and his team enjoy working with our school. Together with John, our students have thought of fun opportunities and ideas to keep learning around travelwise and active travel. We are looking forward to more opportunities to work with John and Travelwise.

Science in a Van

Last week it was great to have Science in a Van visit our school. They used storytelling of a familiar story ‘Billy Goats Gruff’ focusing on Forces. Room 6, 8 and 4 fully participated and were so engaged. Both Emily and Alan made science fun for our students with their high energy enthusiasm and audience participation. Key concepts our students remembered were friction, and push and pull. What a creative way to engage students’ interest in learning science.

Epro 8 Challenge

On Thursday we had Xarnder, Fai, Ken.F and Ken.P represent CTK at the Epro 8 Challenge held at Pasadena Intermediate in Point Chevalier. They competed against a number of other primary schools in a series of challenges. The 2022 Challenge involved curriculum areas such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The event also required students to have a range of skills to complete a number of tasks. Skills such as problem solving, reading comprehension, trial and error, perseverance and teamwork.

The group made our school proud to be involved in our first ever inter school EPro 8 Challenge. Well done boys!!    

Certificates – Week 5

CONGRATULATIONS

ROOM 2

Wyatt – For his excellent progress in basic facts and giving his best effort towards his work.

Helena T – For working hard to plan her Commonwealth Games Reports and staying focused in class.

ROOM 4

Lasini – Being a great role model in the classroom.

Yumi – Being a great role model in the classroom.

ROOM 6

Joseph – For having a positive attitude towards his learning in class.

Samuel – For settling well into class routines and being friendly and kind towards his classmates.

ROOM 8

Solomon – Confidently sharing his thoughts and ideas during talanoa.

Noelani – Always settling into her independent work quickly and quietly. Ka Pai!

Friends of CTK – Movie Night

This event is for current CTK students only.

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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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