In this Week’s Newsletter

Principal’s Message

This week we held an assembly to recognise Sister Ann Neven and celebrate the naming of our Library after her. Sister Ann was the last Josephite Sister to be Principal at Christ the King Catholic School (1985 to 1992).

Our assembly was a chance to showcase our amazing singing ability and a performance by our Senior Cultural Dance group.

Sister Ann sent a huge thank you and that she enjoyed the Assembly. She also said It was a very special time for me and I feel humbled and honored to have the library named after me.

We are continuing to grow the legacy that the Josephite Sisters started at Christ the King in 1954.

Events in the next two weeks.

  • Tuesday 20th Sept
    • Pirate Mufti Day (bring a can of food)
  • Friday 23rd Sept
    • Valonia Clean Up and  Whole school Picnic (All families welcome to join us)
  •  Friday 30th Sept
    • Whole School Mass @ 10am
    • School Fun Run (1:30pm to 3pm)
    • Last day of Term (school finishes at 3pm)

Thank you to the 40 students that attened our Whole School Sunday Mass last weekend. It was a great community building event.

Our next Whole School Sunday Mass is SUNDAY 6th NOVEMBER. please add it in your calendars now.

Mālō

Billy Hadnett

Key Dates

Special Catholic Character

Term 3 Religious Education Learning Strand Sacrament – Hakarameta

During the Sacrament strand students will gain and apply knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to understand:

  • The Sacraments of the Church as the unique presence of the Risen Christ to whom people respond in faith and love.
  • That the Sacraments nourish, strengthen and express Catholic faith and address, enhance and restore the Tapu – holiness and Mana – spiritual power of people, by the gift of grace.
  • The celebration of the seven sacraments as expressed in ritual, symbol, rite and story, make present the graces of each sacrament.
  • People’s own tapu – sacredness and the sacramentality of life around them which awakes and deepens their relationship with God.
  • The Eucharist of Christ’s presence in the Church and in the world.

Lesson Focus:  Year 0/1 – Welcome (New Junior School RE Curriculum)

Lesson Focus:  Year 2   – Welcome (New Junior School RE Curriculum)

Lesson Focus:  Year 3 & 4 – Forgiveness

Lesson Focus :  Year 5 & 6 – Healing

Curriculum

Mālō e lelei. This week is the theme for Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e lea faka-Tonga – Tongan Language Week – is: Ke Tu’uloa ‘a e lea faka-Tonga ‘i Aotearoa, which means Sustaining the Tonga Language in Aotearoa. As a school where many of our students and staff who are non-Tongan are learning from some of our young Tongan tamariki to pronounce, speak, greet and sing in the beautiful reo of faka-Tonga. We have some very proud young Tongan students who enjoy being the experts to teach others about their cultural language and identity.

Currently our teachers are very busy with assessments and seeing how our students are progressing this term. Areas of assessment are basic facts, general knowledge, spelling, reading comprehension to test how well our students understand what they read. Throughout the term our students have been writing reports about the Commonwealth games, and about our school and what important things our community will need to know for new families to CTK.

Our students have been learning statistical investigations. They have been thinking about how to collect data, and then think about how to best display the data. Some have enquired in finding out about their class through topics like favourite sport, favourite ice cream flavour, and other topics of investigation.

Next week for Health we have Positive Puberty which will be led by facilitators. Teachers will be with the students when they split into their girls and boys groups during the programme. 

Last Friday we had Teacher Only Day which was a very productive day for our teaching staff. Part of our day focused on planning learning experiences and opportunities for our students for 2023. We are excited with the four focus areas or themes we will be working on for each term next year. 

Mālō aupito

George Tyrell 

Deputy Principal

Board of Trustees

The Board are happy to announce that our CTK Bike Track is being constructed over the the school holidays.

This has been a project that the Board has been working on for a couple of years and will be exciting to finally have a finished product.

Below is a rough design of our track.

Mālō

Richard Tonga

Friends of CTK – Carnival Fair

Starts at 11am 

Newsletters for our Catholic Colleges

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.

Schooldocs

Our school has been working with SchoolDocs to create a website for our policies and procedures. We are excited to announce that the site is live and available to our school community.

The school works on a subscription basis with SchoolDocs to maintain, update, and review our policies. SchoolDocs provides us with a comprehensive core set of policies, which have been well researched and follow the Ministry of Education National Administration Guidelines. The policies and procedures are tailored to our school, and the school supplies specific information such as our charter, and procedures for behaviour management, reporting to parents, etc.

SchoolDocs updates, modifies, or creates policies in response to changes in legislation or Ministry guidelines, significant events, reviews/requests from schools, and regular reviewing from the SchoolDocs team.

Our Board has the opportunity to view changes/additions and comment on them before they are implemented. We will advise you when policies are up for review and how you can take part in the review.

We invite you to visit the site at https://ctk.schooldocs.co.nz (note that there’s no “www.”).

Our username is “ctk” and password “owairaka“.

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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