Principal’s Message

Next week looks to be one of the busiest we have had at Christ the King College for some time.  Monday evening sees our Summer Music Concert, being held in the Sixth Form Hall (further details can be found in this bulletin). On Tuesday, our Year 10 Rock School students will have held a lunchtime concert on Lower College for our Year 7 and Year 8 students. Then on Tuesday evening, we have our official opening of our Creative Arts Week exhibitions in the Sixth Form Hall. On Wednesday evening, our Sports Hall and much of Lower College and the Sixth Form Centre, will be hosting our Year 6 Induction Evening. Our new Year 7 students will then have two days in College meeting their Form Tutors, participating in lessons, worship and house activities (with, I am informed, a fantastic surprise on the Thursday afternoon!). On the Thursday evening, our Christ the King College Baroque Orchestra performs their first solo concert at St Catherine’s Church in Ventnor. All of this happens whilst Geography have their field studies, Sixth Form visits to universities continue to happen and lessons carry on as normal! And, by no means least, on Friday evening, our Year 11 students will have their much anticipating Prom! It certainly is a busy time!
However, taking a moment to look back to last week, I have to reflect on and praise the Year 13 Leavers. Wednesday saw our Leavers' Worship. This was an opportunity to remember and reminisce on the experiences, events and friendships, for some of our students over the past nine years. The students joined us at a time when we were still Trinity Middle School and Archbishop King School and they were there when we amalgamated and helped (never hindered) every step of the way. For that, I would like to publically thank each and every one of them! Friday evening will see the Leavers' Ball! A time of enjoyment, tinged with sadness that this, for many, will be the last time they have together. We look forward with excitement (and for some a little trepidation) to results in the summer and that final farewell as they journey to universities and colleges and careers across, not just this country, but the world! As busy as next week is and as busy as we are planning the next exciting stage in the history of Christ the King College, we never forget our students; they are our family and, I am sure on behalf of all of us in the College, students, staff, governors, parents and our wider College community, we wish them well and tell them never to forget to stay in touch and, most importantly, never forget that once a member of Christ the King College family, always a member. God bless to you all!