Dear Families and Friends of CTK,
Another great term has come to an end with varied learning and authentic experiences for our children. The experiences come with inside the classroom and wider community events and parent partnership events which all contribute to the life of CTK.
Welcome to Week 8 and the lovely Spring weather that is starting to appear. I love having conversations with the children at Christ the King school, their honesty, curiosity and insights continue to suprise and inspire me. A timely reminder for me was a wonderful conversation that I had with a Year 1 child who had a visit to my office. They asked me why
What a wonderful term this has been and the many highlights that I am privileged to see. I am able to see the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of the life of a school. At Christ the King School, every day brings a new experience which is part of our ‘rich normality’ that offers opportunities for children to engage in a variety of ‘Ways of Knowing, Being, and Doing’. In this way we provide a landscape for children to flourish and to grow at Christ the King School.
Welcome to Week 4, I hope you have all been managing the cold mornings and evenings that we have had over the last couple of weeks. Our Year 6 social justice group worked with our School Youth Minister Ben Ellul to coordinate our Winter Warmers Day.
I trust that you will have enjoyed the opportunity to be with your children, just relaxing and enjoying the time together, and hopefully able to move out and about. The children are very happy to be back, and so many seem to have grown and spurted up over the break.
A very special warm welcome to our new Reception students who commenced last Monday and have brought such joy to the community. We welcome – Samara, Evie, Isla, Asher and Ashlee.
Starting school is an exciting time for everyone. We hope that all the new children and families enjoy their time and learning journey with the Christ the King Community.
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.