In this Week’s Newsletter

Principal’s Message

Welcome back to 2023 and what a start it has been so far. The best part about the past three weeks has been to see the kindness of our community show through during troubled times.

Our CTK community was able to help by offering our Parish Hall to the ARK (Acts of Roskill Kindness) Project who ran an evacuation centre over several nights. During that time they were able to help 20 individuals during tough times.

What will 2023 bring @ CTK

2023 House Captains

Today we were able to commission our four House Captains for 2023. These four students were presented their badges and were able to wear our Korowai’s formally for the first time.

Congratulations to our 2023 House Captains.

Important Information

School Uniform Attendance Birthdays
A reminder that our school uniform is the following.

  • CTK Polo Shirt
  • Black Shorts/Pants
  • Black Socks
  • Fully Black Shoes
It is important that every student is at school and on time each day.

We will be making contact with parents if we start to see students missing too many days or being late consistently.

Due to the health and safety of our students we no longer allow students to bring the following to school to celebrate their birthdays

  • Cakes
  • Party Food
  • Party bags
Kind regards
Billy Hadnett

Key Dates

Special Catholic Character

Lent is a journey that moves us toward the Cross

We have the traditional Catholic practices of praying, fasting, and almsgiving. Christ gave Himself for our Salvation.  We also work on doing service for others. So we pray more than usual, or we pray with different emphases. We eat smaller or fewer meals or give up a favourite food or drink group. We give more of our resources or give them specifically to special works of mercy during Lent.


Tena koutou katoa! Welcome back to a new year and term 1. This term has already had some major disruptions for our tamariki given the devastating few weeks of unprecedented weather conditions. These weather events have impacted on our whole school House Mountain trip which would have been a great experience for all our learners to discuss the history of each mountain.

Our kaiako (teachers) and tamariki have been learning about each other. This has been evident through learning about their whakapapa and reciting their connections to the land, body of water, identity, whanau and genealogy. Tamariki have the option of using te reo Maori or their own cultural heritage language when sharing their pepepha.

Swimming will be starting over the next two weeks from Monday 20th February through to Friday 3rd March. Please ensure your child/children are prepared each day and have a plastic bag for their wet togs and towel.

Next Tuesday 21st February, we will have a mixed Y5/6 Rippa Rugby team competing at the Mount Roskill Zone tournament. This will be another opportunity for our tamariki to have a go at a sport that most will not have played before.

Specialisation will be starting in Week 6. We will let all our tamariki know what the rotations and curriculum areas will be before week 6.

Lastly, as part of learning about the history of our wider community, our whole school over two days will be visiting Alberton Heritage House during week 7. This visit provides invaluable learning opportunities bringing the past to life in a historical setting. The house reveals the social and cultural life of families, the roles of women, children and servants of early settlers to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Nga mihi nui

George Tyrell
Deputy Principal


Welcome to the following new member of our CTK Community

  • Miss Pool – Teacher of Room 4 (Yr 1 & 2)
  • Lynetta – Rm 2
  • Lillian – Rm 2
  • Arya – Rm 2
  • Summer – Rm 2
  • Jerome – Rm 6
  • Shirosh – Rm 6
  • Elisha – Rm 8
  • Eden – Rm 8

Certificates – Week 3 Term 1



Lynetta − A positive transition to CTK school and having a happy disposition.

Summer − For a positive transition to CTK and having a “can do attitude”


Riley − Having a positive attitude towards his learning.

Gabrielle − Being a great example in the classroom and constantly using her manners.


Angela − Leading by example in the classroom and helping others with their learning.

D’Artagnan − Being a great role model and demonstrating kairangi in his learning.


Carvin − Consistently working hard and having a positive start to year.

Lasini − Always being willing to help others and carry out responsibilities in class.


Happy Birthday to our CTK Students with birthdays in January and February.

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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.

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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