Helping our students realise their leadership ambition

​​​History shows us that young people are capable of achieving great things – through their actions, thoughts and words. We must not underestimate what our children can do, and at Christ the King School, we can play an important role in helping our students realise their leadership ambitions and hone their skills.​​​​​​

Recently, Christ the King School announced the Year 6 students who will be our school's 2024 House Captains and Cultural and Sustainability Captains.​​ Year 6 students who were interested in being considered for one of these positions were asked to write a speech, which was presented to students in Years 3-6. 

Please join me in congratulating:

  • Indi A and Eva B (Red House Captains)
  • Laila A and Charlotte Rose H (Blue House Captains)
  • Tom P (Gold House Captains)
  • Sophie C and Ella M (Cultural and Sustainability Captains)
© Brisbane Catholic Education, Christ the King School (2024)


Preparation for the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) next month is taking place in appropriate ways within our Year 3 and Year 5 classrooms. Please remember NAPLAN is just one form of assessment of reading, writing, spelling, grammar and numeracy skills and that the results assist us on a whole school level comparatively across time. Our results at Christ the King are indicating that we are making substantial progress in learning as our students move through the primary years of schooling.

For assisting our students to have the right opportunity to demonstrate their best during NAPLAN, we continue to have a focus on preparing our students to be assessment capable learners. Some of the key qualities of assessment capable learners are:

  • They are aware of their current level of understanding in a learning area.
  • They understand their learning path and are confident enough to take on the challenge.
  • They can select tools and resources to guide their learning.
  • They seek feedback and recognise that errors are opportunities to learn.
  • They monitor their own progress and adjust course as needed.
  • They recognise what they’re learning and can teach others.
In short, assessment-capable learners enact the deep knowledge we now possess about the significant roles that motivation, goal setting, self-regulation, and feedback play in learning.

Parking Before School

A reminder for our parents and caregivers, particularly for families with children in younger grades, that our Pick-up and Drop-off area on Addison Road is not for parking. From 7am to 9am and from 2pm to 4pm this area is signed as a Loading Zone, therefore drivers must stay with their vehicles. 

If you need to walk your child into school, please drive around the corner to find a park in Churchill Street. This way our Stop, Drop and Go Zone is not disrupted for other families. 

Thanks to all families for your support in keeping all our families safe.

Open Day

Christ the King School will be having its first Open Day of the year on Thursday, 7 March at 9am.

Open Days are an important opportunity for new families to get an inside look at our school and gain a better understanding of our values, culture and teaching methods. We invite families to visit our school and speak with our teachers, administrators and current students to get a sense of the school's academic rigor and the support we can provide to students. It's also an opportunity for families to get a feel for our school environment and the resources we have available.

If you know of a family interested in attending our Open Day, please share our invitation to register their attendance.

Get Ready for School Photo Day

CTK School's annual School Photo Day is fast-approaching on Monday, 11 March. All Class, Individual and Sibling photos will be taken at the school, so we ask you not to be late.

To ensure you have enough time to prepare for this year's school photos, please take note of the following important information:

  • ​Prep students are to wear their regular uniform
  • Students in Years 1-6 must wear their formal check uniform
  • Students are asked to wear black shoes
  • Hair is to be brushed; neat and tidy
  • Please, no tracks, fades or mullets
  • Hair at longer than collar length is to be tied back
  • Hair ties must be blue (navy preferred) and are an accessory, not a feature
  • Gold or silver stud earrings only (and only one in each ear)
  • No nail polish.

We thank you for your support.

If you have not yet ordered your school photos, you can do so via the MSP Photography website​.​

From the Assistant Principal Religious Education

​​Christ the King School Sponsored Mass

Our Christ the King School Sponsored Mass is on Sunday, 17 March at 9:30am at the Christ the King Church.

Children and families are invited to join us in celebrating with our parish community and taking the opportunity to be active participants in the liturgy and of the Church.

Mass will be followed by light refreshments in the CTK School under cover area. 

​If you are attending mass and would like to be involved in the service, please email me for further information.

​​​Prayer – Reflecting on our Lives

​In our busy world, Lent provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon our patterns, to pray more deeply, experience sorry for what we'd done and what we've failed to do, and to be generous to those in need.

A reading from the Collosians 3: 12-14

As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, 

clothe yourselves with compassion, 

kindness, humility, meekness and patience. 

Bear with one another and, 

If anyone has a complaint against another, 

Forgive each other; 

Just as God has forgiven you, so you must also forgive. 

Above all, clothe yourselves with love, 

Which binds everything together in utmost harmony. 

SOURCE: Ways to Pray Year B Week 5 2024​ | © Brisbane Catholic Education (2024)

Damien Sullivan