Dear Parents,The beginning of this Sunday's Gospel has always brought a smile to my face. No sooner does Jesus heal Peter's mother-in-law than she begins to wait and to serve them - she does not wait to recover or take some time for herself, instead she immediately sets to work to serve the Lord. Our Lord too experiences this business of life as He tirelessly heals and teaches the townspeople. At the beginning of the school year I am sure there are many mothers - and fathers - who may have felt like Peter's Mother in law. With jobs to be done, children to get ready for school and with no time for ourselves life can seem frantic at times. Thankfully Jesus provides us with the remedy for this franticness. Jesus' remedy is simply to take time away to spend in quiet prayer. There is no minimum requirement, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 10 minutes - it does not matter as long as there is some quiet time with God. Just like your children - who have started school and grown too quickly before your eyes - maybe as we move towards Lent, this can be a time where you start, in a small way, by putting aside time for God and watch how it too grows over the years without you even realising. (Ben Horne)
Welcome back to School for the start of the new year for 2021. I trust you and your families enjoyed the break over Summer and are refreshed and ready to take on the new year and what it has to offer. Thank you to our CTK teachers who have been back at school over the last fortnight preparing for classes and to welcome our cohort. We welcome our new staff members Mr Ben Kroon [Yr 5], Miss Julianne Barker [Yr 6], Mrs Jacinta O'Flynn and Mrs Colleen Brennan [teacher aides] and Mrs Caroline Elchaar [Library assistant] . We would also like to give a warm welcome to our new students - Olivia A Yr 5, Jess K Yr 4, Ralph S Yr 3, John J Yr 3, Apeksha G Yr 3, Jonathan P Yr 2, Ava A Yr 2, Peter J Yr 1, Marc J Yr 1, Danielle L Yr 1 & Jaden R Yr 1. On Monday we welcomed our 2020 Kindergarten to CTK. We trust these children will enjoy the next seven years of learning and development in our school community. We ask our Lord’s blessing upon our school community for the upcoming year.
Today our Year 6 students and their parents gathered to celebrate the announcement of this year’s Student Leadership team. During our liturgy those gathered focused on the leadership role our senior students play in our school community asking God’s blessing for the year ahead. Father Ian blessed the leadership badges and our senior students as they begin their final year of primary school at CTK. Congratulations to the following students on their leadership appointments for 2021.
School Captains: Mackenzie M & George D
School Prefects: Filomena L, Lucas H, Jad S, Marc C, Nicole S, Kaia T, Paula E & Giselle L.
Colour House Leaders:
Darug / Red Zachary T, Julius B Maddock / Green Charlie Z, Stephanie P
Burton / Blue James F, Addison W Aylward / Yellow Marcus B, Lillian P
A reminder that our Grade Parent Information Zoom Meetings will be held in Week 4. An email and skoolbag were sent out during the week with dates and times. It is imperative that parents login into these online information meetings as teachers will provide information regarding homework, classroom protocols and curriculum matters. Please put these dates in your calendar. Please note that Kindergarten will not be holding a Parent Information evening.
Please be reminded that there are allocated parking spots adjacent to the church and library for disabled parking. These spaces are for vehicles that display a disabled pass or sticker only and not to be used for abled bodied parking. Many of our elderly parishioners who attend weekday morning Mass require these spots with close access to the church. Your co-operation in this matter will be greatly appreciated. Please note also that there is NO RIGHT HAND turn out of the school driveway onto Statham Ave between 8:15-9am and 2:45-3:15pm. A reminder also that parents are not to get out of their vehicles during drop off or pick up as if you are using the drive through. It slows down the flow of traffic and is a safety concern. You co-operation in these matters are appreciated and expected to insure the safety of all our school community members.
Join with us as we look forward to another exciting year, with quality teaching and learning taking place in our learning spaces working together as a community to provide our children with the best learning opportunities possible.