This week we held our Parent information Zoom evenings for 2022. Thank you to the teachers for their preparation and for giving up their family time to be available to do this most informative presentation. Thank you also to the parents who attended the sessions. I trust these presentations were most valuable in outlining the learning content and classroom protocols and expectations for the year ahead. A special thanks to the parent who have taken on the responsibility of being the Class parent representatives for 2022. Below is one of the prayers that was used at one of the presentations that I believe summarises the partnership involved between school and home watched over by God our Heavenly Father in our Catholic school community. May we continue to pray for our CTK family as we continue the evangelisation of the Word of God and what it means to belong to a Catholic community.
God of wisdom and might,
We praise you for the wonder of ourBeing, for mind, body and spirit.
Be with your children as they begina new school year. Bless them, their parents and their teachers.
Give them strength and grace as their bodies grow;
Wisdom and knowledge to their minds
as they search for understanding;
and peace and zeal to their hearts.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our lord.
We also remember Mrs Mary Magill who passed away just prior to the commencement of the school year. Mary, the mother of our Librarian Mrs. Sarah Cook was an active member of our parish community for many decades. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family following the passing of one of our Parish’s treasured parishioners. May she rest in peace.
This morning we celebrated our opening school liturgy for 2022. Thanks to Mrs Wynne our REC who co-ordinated the event, our teachers and students as well as Fr Ian our Pastor who joined us to commission our Year 6 leaders. It was a wonderful opportunity also for parents to join us via zoom to welcome in the new school year with God’s blessing welcoming our new Kindergarten students and their families. Well done and thank you to all concerned.
Each year parents and students in Year 3 - 6 are required to complete the Responsible Use of Technology Acknowledgement form. This form sets out the responsibilities of both the student and the school with regards to technology in the school. We ask that parents complete the form WITH THEIR CHILD so that you and they are aware of the expectations at school. It also provides an excellent opportunity for you to open the discussion about internet use and safety in your home. It is imperative that you read through the agreement prior to you and your child signing it so they understand what is in the agreement. You will find excellent resources on internet safety from the eSafety website.
As I mentioned at the Parent information evenings this week, children under the conditions of the IT acceptable user agreement are NOT permitted to contact parents during school hours via a device [-ie phone, ipad or lap top]. Please note that smart interactive watches are not to be worn to school. If your child has an issue or problem of any description, they are encouraged to discuss the matter with their teachers or myself not contact parents via electronic means. Classroom teachers or myself will contact parents to discuss the matter further if required. Your support in this matter will be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Catholic School’s Week will be celebrated at Christ the King in Week 7 [6th –12th March]. Due to the ongoing COVID -19 restrictions the format of events celebrated during the week will need to be confirmed closer to the date. We are currently accepting Kindergarten enrolments for 2022, conducting school tours for new families in March and celebrating catholic education in our community. School tours for new families this year may need to be conducted differently because of the restrictions. I will conduct private tours for new families if our open day is affected by COVID restrictions. Please encourage new families to contact us ASAP so an expression of interest and enrolment package can be issued and a tour organised. We look forward to celebrating Catholic Education at CTK throughout that week though it may be different due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
Please insure all your children’s clothing hats and lunch boxes are clearly labelled with your child’s name and grade. At this time of the year many children new items that are not labelled and have already found their way into lost property. Please encourage your children to go to lost property outside Kindergarten if they have lost any items in the first few weeks of school.
Have a great week