Honouring sacrifice and resilience

​​ANZAC Day serves as a poignant reminder of the courage, sacrifice, and resilience of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who served during World War I, and all those who have served since. It holds a special place in our national consciousness, providing an opportunity for reflection, remembrance and gratitude. Anzac Day is a time to honour the men and women who have served, and continue to serve, our country with bravery and selflessness.

This year, our school community again came together to mark Anzac Day with solemnity and respect. About 40 students, teachers and families gathered to take part in the Graceville commemoration on Thursday, 25 April, beginning with the march along Oxley Road followed by the Anzac Day service at Graceville Memorial Park. More than 700 people present joined in the beautiful and traditional service, which included the opportunity for CTK School students to lay a wreath at the Remembrance Shrine.

Thanks to the wonderful contingent of students, parents and caregivers who came along to ensure a continued presence from Christ the King School. The respect and reverence shown by our students was a real credit to the children and their families.

Special ANZAC Assembly

On Friday, 26 April at CTK School, our Year 4 students will lead us in a Special Assembly where we pay tribute to the ANZACs through reflection, music and speeches. It is a time to acknowledge the sacrifices made by so many and recognise the enduring legacy of their service.​

Through the stories of bravery and mateship, we are reminded of the values that define us as Australians and New Zealanders. ANZAC Day serves as a reminder of the importance of courage, resilience and unity in the face of adversity.

As we reflect on ANZAC Day, let us not only remember the fallen, but also the families they left behind, the veterans who returned home forever changed, and those who continue to serve our nations today. It is through their courage and sacrifice that we enjoy the freedoms and privileges we have today.

ANZAC Day is not just a day of remembrance, but a call to action – a call to honour the past by building a better future. Let us strive to uphold the values of courage, mateship and sacrifice in our own lives, and work towards a world of peace and understanding.

Lest We Forget.​

Staffing Update

We welcome to CTK School Mrs Cate Brischetto, who will teach Year 2 Red through to the end of the 2024 school year. Cate takes over from Mrs Zoe Colley, who has now taken leave to prepare for the arrival of her baby.

We wish Zoe all the best for this special time ahead, and warmly welcome Cate into our school community.​

Attendance at School – Every Day Counts

As we begin Term 2, a reminder for parents and caregivers that regular attendance of students at school is so important. Research shows that in Queensland, higher student attendance at school is association, on average, with higher student achievement. 

Regular school att​endance will mean your child has a better chance in life. Attending school and being on time every day helps children to build social and emotional skills such as communication, teamwork and resilience.​

How many days of school has your child missed?

If you are having problems getting your child to school, please contact the school as soon as possible for advice and support. It's not too late to get back on track so he or she can have a successful school year.​

Damien Sullivan