Principal’s Message

Enrolments at CTK

This year we have already had 30 new enrolments at CTK, which is amazing. This increase in enrolments has seen our classes fill up very quickly.

Looking ahead to 2024, we will begin the year with 4 classes and then open an additional New Entrants class in Term 2. This is due to 12 new students who will be joining us at the start of Term 1.

Our New Entrants class for Term 1, 2024, is nearing full capacity. If your child is turning 5 in 2023 or 2024 and you wish for them to attend Christ the King Catholic School next year, please contact the school office promptly to secure a place.

Please contact the office at admin@ctk.school.nz

Service Booklets (Due 1st November)

Our CTK Service Booklets are due in at the Office on Wednesday 1st November.

Every child that hands these in by this date will recieve 25 House Points.

Spare booklets are avaiable at the office.

Important End of Year Dates

Ngā mihi

Billy Hadnett

Key Dates

Special Catholic Character

Take up the cross and follow
Jesus’ reminder in Matthew 16: 21-28 that discipleship means bearingre.

The price of following Jesus in his alternative community, the church, is
to encounter suffering because to our commitment. For some, like
Martin Luther King, Oscar Romero and Irene McCormack, it meant the
loss of life itself. It is what Paul calls the “folly of the cross” (Cor 1:23) a
commitment to that which threatens our own life and yet gives it. We are
not all martyrs, but we have our “cross” to bear and a community to
support us. We are called to “denial of self” to follow Christ and stop the
self-centredness of our “false self” from leading us into a competitive and
exploitative way of life. By denying our false selves we enable the
interests of our true selves and our commitment to discipleship to
flourish. By Kathleen Rushton

Whole School Sunday Mass – Sunday 5th November

We will be celebrating our last Whole School Sunday Mass on

Sunday 5th November @ 10am

Followed by tea and coffee

It is expected that all our CTK students attend this Mass and sit in reserved area.

Curriculum

Curriculum

Mālo ni (Greetings) everyone! Term 4 has come around so quickly and we are already in Week 3!! 

Testing
Over the coming weeks our tamariki will be engaged in testing for core subjects such as reading, writing, and mathematics. The data collated by our teachers will support information used for reporting purposes. School reports will be sent home later in the term.

Learning
It is so good to see the variety of learning happening across our school curriculum over the last two weeks. Room 2 tamariki talking to their buddy about what they are going to write, Room 4 with Auckland Cricket sessions and Room 6 learning and working with decimal numbers.

 

Mountains to Sea Programme
As part of the Mountains to Sea programme, Room 8 students spent time at Taylors Bay reserve in Hillsborough, a local estuary. They did a water investigation and looked at what different types of species would be found living in estuaries. They found different types of creatures such as worms, crabs and shellfish in the mangroves. They also did a clean up and discussed the types of rubbish found around the reserve.

 

Curious Minds Conference
Last Friday, as part of their Pūtātara project, The ‘Lego Masters’ group from Room 8 had an amazing opportunity to present at the Curious Minds Conference at MOTAT Aviation. They were one of the eight schools who presented their project, research and findings. There were two Early Childhood centres, three Primary schools, and three Secondary schools. We are so proud of our Room 8 students who confidently presented at the conference in front of a big audience.

 

Eden/Albert Choir Event
What an amazing night and opportunity for our students! Twelve schools coming together from Eden/Albert Central schools to perform as one choir! Thank you to Mrs Fullerton for preparing our students to perform in front of an audience of 1100 people. The CTK choir sang a beautiful song called “Warm Pacific Greetings”.


Thank you

George Tyrell
Deputy Principal

Welcome

Welcome to the following new members of our CTK Community.
  • Indy in Room 2
  • Pembridge in Room 2
  • Ephrem in Room 6

Certificates – Week 3 Term 1

Congratulations

Room 2

Indy – A great start to her learning in Room 2 and having a “can do” attitude.

Pasinate – Excellent improvement in Number Knowledge during Mathematics.

Room 4

Gabrielle – Having a positive attitude towards her learning and always completing her work to a high standard.

Mszae – Having a positive attitude towards her learning and taking pride in her work.

Room 6

Eva – Settling into Room 6 nicely and showing our school values.

Ephrem – Settling into Room 6 nicely and showing our school values.

Room 8

Aradhya – Working hard in class.

Lasini – Working hard in class.

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to our CTK students with birthdays in October
Room 2  Room 4 Room 6 Room 8
Indy Joseph Helena Xarnder
Jake Rj Elisha
Felix Dhvanit Dosh
Rishon
Riston
Rico
Vaimoana

Friends of CTK

Friends of CTK are holding a raffle this term. 

        We have 6 amazing prizes:

  • A Micro Scooter
  • Signed Auckland NPC Jersey (2022)
  • Signed NZ Kiwis Rugby League World Cup Jersey (2022)
  • Black Caps signed bat (2020)
  • Fishing rod and tackle set
  • Signed Auckland City soccer ball and play strip

6 tickets will be sent home with your child to sell in week 5 (6th of November). Tickets will be $2 each or 3 for $5. Additional tickets will be available through the office. The raffle will be drawn at the CTK Showcase evening on the 5th December.

Thank you to our amazing sponsors: Micro, Burnsco, Auckland Rugby, NZ Rugby League, NZ Cricket, Auckland City Football Club.

Catholic College Newsletters

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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