The end of Semester 1 is upon us with the hope that we will slowly begin to return to a stable normality. We pray that our State stays safe and that all people adhere to the advice from our Senior Health advisors. It was wonderful to see all the children enjoying their creative efforts for Crazy Hair Day last Friday, there were some wonderful designs and creations. Some staff came up with some clever designs too!!
We certainly have had our share of cold weather over the last few weeks and more rain to come!!
It is with great delight that I can announce some recent decisions regarding lifting COVID -19 restrictions and to announce that we are able to slowly return to some normality.
School access arrangements beginning 29th June.
From Monday 29th June, the following activities can resume providing government health advice and physical distancing requirements are strictly followed:
As part of the school’s commitment to continuous improvement the staff have spent the last few weeks working with ongoing assessment and designing their teaching around the collection of student data. The staff are very diligent in gathering sound data on all our students and using this information to guide their teaching practice.
Currently, our staff are in the process of finalising Personal Learning Plans for our students. Parents are then invited into a conversation, discussion re the teaching, learning and wellbeing of the learner. Your child's teacher will be making contact with you if they feel there is additional information to share with you.
Welcome to week 4 and the return to the new normal.
We understand that social distancing requirements and how they apply in schools has impacted on families and caregivers in not being able to enter the school grounds. We would normally warmly welcome parents into the school. I want to thank you sincerely for your support of staff safety and look forward to the day when you can join us again physically.
Dear Parents & Caregivers,
WELCOME back to Term 2 after what I hope was peaceful holiday that allowed you to spend quality time with your family and loved ones. I trust that everyone experienced the joy of being together as a family at Easter and the opportunities that such times bring.
It has been wonderful to see nearly 100% of our students returned to school and as I have visited the classrooms, many have expressed how happy they were to be back with their friends and their teachers. Thank-you all for your support with the Continuity of Learning at Home, this has been a new experience for many families. We appreciate your support with this.
Dear Parents and Caregivers
Welcome to week 11, a slightly different landscape to what we were expecting! I hope that all our families are staying well and coping with this changing climate.
Over the last few weeks, teachers have been teaching children who arrive at school each day, whilst also providing learning for children at home, responding to daily questions from parents, and designing learning for children to access using online platforms. They have done an amazing job.
At CTK we always have, and will continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of our:
We have been so heartened and proud of how our wonderful students are continuing to engage with their learning, for embracing the extra handwashing practices introduced and for demonstrating resilience as events such as Assemblies and special events are cancelled or postponed. We extend our appreciation and thanks to all parents for remaining calm, your understanding in minimizing the time at drop off and pick up, and for being respectful to all staff and admin staff. Your role modelling of social distancing is important for our children to see in practice.
The term is flying by and we are in Week 7 !
Tomorrow we have our Sports Day for the whole school; 9-12:30pm at Sacred Heart College, Marcellin Campus. We are always looking for volunteers to help out with the class events with organising equipment, scoring, handing out ribbons, cook the barbeque, sale of cakes and in any way that you can. We look very lucky with the weather and I look forward to seeing many of you at our 2020 Sports Day. All students are excited to participate and have fun on the day.
We have truly settled in well and the school year is in full swing. We have already had the following community events: Three Way Conversations, Whole School Mass, Commissioning Mass for Staff, P&F Meeting and welcome morning tea, Year 6H Assembly, School Leaders announcements and the Year 6 Canberra Parent Meeting, Pancake Day and Ash Wednesday. There is still plenty more to come. We look forward to our whole school Sport’s Day on March 13th where we will gather in team spirit and participate showing out athletic and sporting talents and how to get along as a team. I hope you are able to come and enjoy this community event.
Week 3 already with so many varied experiences already achieved with your children.
We always start the year introducing an approach called CTK matters, we look at our school as a Community and how each child can be an active participant in the best possible way. It incorporates understanding our school in the Good Samaritan tradition, what Christ the King looks like, feels like and sounds like. We also incorporate responsible behaviour during these weeks and particpate in BullyBusters which involves all our staff working with groups or children across Reception -Year 6 and how to overcome inappropriate behaviour and to look at responsible behaviour and how to promote this.