Zeus 'King of the Greek Gods' gives Pandora, the first woman a wedding gift 'a Box' never to be opened! She is tempted to use the key and open the present, foolishly she does and all misery and evil are released onto an innocent world. 'Hope' emer…
Christ the King College 14 Carisbrooke College 17
Carisbrooke avenged an earlier season defeat on Weds. 18 March, in a great game of rugby played in ideal conditions on Vectis Field. The spectators were treated to an exhibition of physical commitment and some…
On behalf of the Governing Body, and in accordance with Paragraph 1.4 of the Schools Admission Code 2014, the Governing Body of Christ the King College will admit 270 students to Year 7 in September 2015. The Governing Body agreed this increase for 2015 only, at a meeting of the full Governing Body Committee, held on Thursday 22nd January 2015.
Both on our website and coming home with your child today is our termly newsletter. It is full of the wonderful achievements of our students, showcasing a range and variety of talents that make my role of Principal a proud and privileged position to hold. I hope you enjoy reading the booklet and that having a hard copy enables you to share it with friends and family over the coming holiday.
Yesterday also saw us holding our termly Celebration Worship with individual achievements across a range of subjects being recognised. The results of this year’s Eisteddfod competition were announced, reports on competitions both within and outside of College celebrated. Dancers, singers and drama students provided memorable entertainment, and the approach of Holy Week was marked by a short but profound dramatization of the Crucifixion. The minute’s silence observed to reflect prayerfully on the tragic loss of lives in the German air disaster demonstrated the deep, caring nature of our students and served as a timely reminder to us all of the blessings we were celebrating.
This morning, we celebrated Holy Communion and Mass in College in which all students and staff participated. Throughout Lent, weekly Friday morning Mass and Communion have taken place and I am grateful to our Fathers of both our faith traditions who give so much of their time to support us in the Christian life of our College. It was a pleasure to welcome new clergy into our community.
This has been another term where we have seen the College yet again continue growing from strength to strength: applications to join us continue to increase across all year groups; our senior students are receiving wonderful university offers across the country and beyond; charitable fundraising, often student led, has been significant; competitions on the sporting field, the musical arenas, debating chambers and magistrates’ courts have been won and, amongst all of this, students thrive in their academic work and prepare determinedly for the forthcoming examinations.
As we reach the end of another term and enter Holy Week, please remember all of our College community in your prayers, particularly those anxious about the holidays; those worried about their exams; those grieving the loss of loved ones and all of those troubled for whatever reason. May we all at this time take courage and strength from the example of our Lord Jesus Christ who died and rose for us, that we may have eternal life. Indeed, it is at this time more than at any time of the year that we should reflect on our College motto: Via Veritas Vita.