Principal’s Message

Service is one of CTK’s main values and we enjoy showing it in many ways.

Trees for Survival

On Tuesday 8th August, 22 students and 8 adults went out to a farm in Pukekohe with Trees for Survival co-ordinator Kate and planted 830 native plants.

Our 2024 seedlings will be arriving in the next couple of weeks and Rooms 6 & 8 will look to plant these and grow them over the next 8-10 months before we go out and plant them again next year.

This service to the environment is needed to continue to grow our native bush here in Auckland.

CTK Service Programme

At CTK we have a service programme for our tamariki to participate in. This service is done outside of school hours to help their families and communities.

We expect all our students to complete the following number of hours

  • Rooms 2 & 4 = 5 hours per child
  • Room 6 = 10 hours per child
  • Room 8 = 15 hours per child

Service booklets are available at the school office and need to be handed into Mr Hadnett by Wednesday 1st November.

All students with completed service hours will receive a certificate at Prizegiving in December. Our target is at least 90% of our students to complete their service hours.

Kind regards,

Billy Hadnett

Picture of Progress

Catholic Character – Masses

– Termly Sunday Masses with participation 80%+

  • Term 1 – 46%
  • Term 2 – Cancelled
  • Term 3 – 60%
  • Term 4 – Sunday 5th November (Target 80%+)

Remember that attending 1 Sunday School Mass a Term is part of being at Christ the King Catholic School.

– 8 to 10 Masses per term
  • Term 1 – 8 Masses 
  • Term 2 – 8 Masses
  • Term 3 – 10 Masses
– Whole School Mass @ the Cathedral
As a school we went to the Cathedral on Friday 28th July

Key Dates

Special Catholic Character

Come walk with me: Catholic Schools in conversation Mark Davis

Underpinning every method and philosophy of education is a view of the human person. For Catholic schools, the touchstone of authenticity is Jesus Christ and so we find expressed in these educative communities a gentle invitation to live, love and serve in the way that Jesus did.

We are all invited to consider the faith-life of our Catholic school. What opportunities can and should be provided to facilitate movement from conformity to commitment, from belonging to belief. For “the treasure in the field” is personal discovery of the living presence of the resurrected Lord in all things.

Curriculum

Tena koutou katoa! We have come to the end of week 6 already.

Epro-8 Challenge

On Friday of week 5 we had two teams of four Year 5 & 6 students compete in the inter-school Epro 8 Challenge. The Epro 8 Challenge is a technology and engineering competition held every year. Our two teams were part of twelve teams who competed against other Year 5 & 6 students held at Blockhouse Bay Intermediate. Three teams placed 5th equal, which included our two teams. Well done to our 8 students!

Kahui Ako Language Speech Competitions

Over terms two and three we have had some of our Year 5 & 6 students enter speech competitions based on their cultural heritage. The topics have been about identity and their links to their families and culture.

Congratulations to Philodea from Room 8 who won the Cook Island Language Speech competition! Well done for entering and demonstrating pride in embracing part of your cultural language and heritage.

CTK Book Week

Our CTK Book Week this week has been a lot of fun! Teachers and support staff have been reading to all our classes throughout the whole week after every morning tea and lunchtime.

On Wednesday we had a parade around the top court to display all the amazing book characters our students and staff dressed up as! It was great to also see some of our parents taking videos and photos!

Board of Trustees

Kia ora CTK whanau,

It has been a pleasure to attend some of the school events this term and witness the great work Billy and our teachers are doing with our tamariki. As a Board, we want to ensure that we support their efforts to ensure our students’ academic levels are achieved and that our Catholic faith is involved in their learning.
Our school roll is currently at 84 students having added 22 students from the beginning of 2023. We would like to continue this growth, so if you have any sons, daughters, nephews, nieces or grandchildren that are about to turn 5, please let them know about the great work being done at CTK or better yet, send them along to our office to enquire.
Stay safe everyone,
Richard Tonga

Board content here.

Welcome

Welcome to the following new members of our CTK Community.
  • Simon in Room 6
  • Sienna in Room 4

Certificates – Week 6 Term 3

Congratulations

Room 2

Pasinate – For working hard in writing and beginning to use known words.

Maree – For great self managing skills and trying her best in all learning areas.

Room 4

Diedrich – For his participation and enthusiasm during our guided reading sessions.

Donnell – For working super hard to stay focused in class.

Room 6

Rosamaria – For her keenness to share her learning and help others with theirs.

Simon – For a wonderful start in Room 6 and in CTK.

Room 8

Khaushika – For making significant contributions to her group’s Pūtātara project throughout this term, and being a great team member.

Xarnder – For making significant contributions to his group’s Pūtātara project throughout this term, and being a great team member.

Friends of CTK

Catholic College Newsletters

Enrolments for 2023 / 2024

 

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

We have had an increase in enrolments for 2024 in the past 2 weeks. So please get you child’s paperwork in ASAP to confirm your spot.

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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