We updated our school Vision this year to align with our goals at CTK.
Our Vision is “To provide opportunities for excellence through Catholic Character, Curriculum, Culture and Community”.
During Term 1 we provided many opporunities for our tamariki to be involved and gain experience.
|Thanks that have happened at CTK this term.|
Please take advantage of the amazing opportunities our tamariki are offered at CTK as it helps to grow them in many different ways.
Blessings on the upcoming Easter Season.
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Lazarus, Beloved Friend Even in Death
Grace to Celebrate
Let us remember and celebrate that God is with us in our humanity. Jesus was sad at the death of his friend Lazarus and visited his sisters to comfort them. At the tomb, he lifted their spirits with words of faith, then raised his friend from the dead as a witness to the power of God.
Scriptural Phrases Ez 37:12–14; Ps 130; Rom 8:8–11; Jn 11:1–45
|human fraternity and social friendship have always been a concern of mine.
– Pope Francis Fratelli Tutti #6
God, Father and Mother to us, journeying with people in human history, it is right to give you thanks through your Son. In bringing forth Lazarus from the tomb, Jesus foreshadowed his death and rising. God has the power to open graves and puts a new spirit in those who trust. They experience fullness of redemption and walk in the light. So we join with the choirs of heaven, people of good will and Earth itself as we sing, Holy, holy….. Amen
CTK Service Programme
CTK service booklets were sent home this week. Each one of our tamariki is expected to complete their service hours.
Due Date: Wednesday 1st November 2023
Talofa lava everyone! Where has the time gone? We are at the end of week 9!
Recently we had two teams who competed at the Y3-6 West Zone cricket tournament. Well done to both teams for having a go and taking the opportunity to play cricket. For most of the girls it would have been a great learning experience. Well done girls!
We had a great learning time at Alberton Heritage House. All our junior students had an opportunity to make butter from cream and then tasted it with crackers. The butter was a hit activity for our tamariki. They also spent time walking through the house and discussing the history of each room, and holding and learning about special artefacts. They tried to describe each artefact and guess why and how they thought each artefact was used in the past. Overall it was a fun day for our tamariki.
Specialisation has been such fun learning, especially for our new students to CTK! Specialisation provides rich learning experiences and covers a range of curriculum areas through music, languages (Te reo and sign language), sports and bikes, digital learning, and bible studies.
Last week we had St John who will work with each class throughout the day. Our students described and identified risks and how to use safe practices in a range of contexts. This learning is part of the Health and Physical Education achievement objectives under Self Management across the appropriate year levels from Levels 1-3.
Thank you to room 2 and 4 for leading our school assembly on Wednesday. Lovely to see our junior students taking different roles and responsibilities for their assembly. They shared some of their learning and sang a beautiful song with actions for all the school to follow. Looking forward to when room 2 and 4 get to share at their next assembly in term 2.
Term 2 will have some exciting opportunities for rich learning experiences for all our tamariki. In Week 2 we have our trips to the Maritime Museum. A notice with information and permission slip has been sent home this week. Please ensure the permission slips are signed and returned to school as soon as possible. This will allow us to confirm the number of students for buses and to inform the Maritime Museum for the two separate days. We will keep you all informed and update you with other curriculum learning happening in term 2.
Enjoy the Easter break and school holidays starting at the end of next week everyone.
Ngā mihi nui
Kia ora CTK Community
Two massive projects were completed over the past 3 weeks at CTK, the Bike Track and Vege Gardens.
These two projects are major assets to our school and community.
A big thank you to the CTK staff, parents and organisations that have been involved in making these two projects come alive.
We are planning an opening/blessing for the Bike track, tree house and gardens on Friday 19th May – We will keep you posted.
Whole School Sunday Mass
Our second Whole School Sunday Mass is Sunday 7th May @ 10am.
It is expected that all CTK tamariki attend this Mass as part of their enrolment to the school.
I look forward to having a cup of tea and a chat with you all after Mass
|Welcome to the following new members of our CTK Community.|
Lucian – Trying hard to listen to instructions in class.
Arya – Always demonstrating the CTK values in class
Bart – His contribution to class discussions and having a positive attitude towards his learning.
Alyson – Awesome reading during our guided reading sessions.
Helena – Demonstrating Kairangi in her Reading
Anora – For showing Kairangi in her Maths.
Heidettah – Displaying Kairangi in her Reading.
Eden – Learning and using new digital skills to demonstrate his understanding of new learning during reading.
Ambarish – Settling in extremely well at CTK and Room 8! Ka mau te wehi!
Yr 5 & 6 Touch Team – Term 1 Champions
|Happy Birthday to our CTK students with birthdays in April|
If you have a child who will be starting school in the next 6-12 months please enroll them as soon as possible, spaces for next year are filling fast.
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“.