As we journey into the final weeks of the season of Lent, our period of preparation for Easter is fast drawing to a close. We are soon to enter Holy Week in which we contemplate Jesus, suffering on the cross, giving of his life for us embracing our world. There is much darkness, disappointment and pain in our world today. The Church invites us to be disciples of Jesus and embrace the world with him, “for it is only the love of God which we see revealed in Jesus that has the power to transform our suffering (Fr Michael Fallon). Jesus shares it with us and takes us through it to the joy of his resurrection which enabled us all one day to enter into God’s Kingdom.
In recent weeks we have seen the COVID -19 restrictions relaxed allowing parents to enter the school site. As a result, we welcome our parents to join us in Holy week to celebrate the Passion of our Lord. On Tuesday 30th March commencing at 9:30am, the children will re-enact the Stations of the Cross across the school site finishing in the Church. Under the current COVID -19 restrictions one parent from each family is invited to join us. On Holy Thursday 1st April commencing at 9:30am we will be having our Easter Hat parade. Please adhere to the 1 parent per family attending this event. More details will be communicated to our families re both events early next week.
Please keep in your prayers the students in years 4 and 5 and their families who have commenced their preparation for the Sacrament of First Eucharist. These members of our community will participate in our Parish based First Eucharist programme over the next month. These children will make their First Eucharist several Sundays during the Easter Season throughout April.
Over the last few weeks auditions were held for Wakakirri. Wakakirri is a dance performance musical presentation that endeavours to tell a story. This year our CTK dancers will present their version of the Wizard of Oz through a seven minute dance presentation. Our troupe for 2021 has been announced and is made up of some 60 odd students from Years 4-6. Congratulations to all students who have been selected to represent Christ the King this year in this creative arts festival. Thank you to Mrs Kelly-Hosking, Mrs Young, Mrs Cook and Mrs Atkinson who will work with our budding performers over the next six months as they prepare for their performance.
I am currently conducting personal tours for new parents who are intending to enrol their children at CTK in 2022. If you know of anyone who is intending to enrol for next year please ask them to contact the office next week. Any of our current families who have not yet enrolled siblings for 2022 are asked to contact the office ASAP as I will be conducting enrolment interviews in the first two weeks of next term and will be offering placements to families by the beginning of May. We currently have 35 siblings enrolled for next year. As a result I have 25 available positions for new Kindergarten families in 2022.
Over the last nine months I have been in consultation with Parramatta Council and have been preparing and submitting a proposal regarding a new drop off and pick up drive through in Burradoo Close. Meetings with representatives from the local neighbourhood and council engineers have been conducted. Submissions from local residents regarding the proposal have already been considered by council. I am awaiting written approval and a timeline for the installation of signs in the coming weeks. I will keep the community abreast of the project in the coming weeks.
The signed acceptable use of technology agreements are overdue. Several reminders have been distributed to parents over the last week or so. Monday is the final day for these documents to be returned to school. Students whose forms are not returned to school by next Monday 22nd March, will have their access to technology at school suspended. Your co-operation in this matter is expected and much appreciated.
Any parent who would like to represent Christ the King in the Diocesan Parent Representative Council meeting each term, please contact me in the next few days. Thanks
Have a great week.
C TK Principal