In an event hosted by the Education
Commission, our Chaplains from all Christ the King sites, took a trip to
Aylesford for a Chaplaincy day.
Along with chaplains from all over our diocese, our chaplaincy team attended talks and activities, all guided by lead speaker Fr David O’Malley, a Silesian of Don Bosco, who guided and informed our team with his years of chaplaincy and classroom experience.
With over 20 years’ experience in chaplaincy and youth support, our chaplaincy team received invaluable first hand advice and information to bring back to Sixth Form and utilise in strengthening our community.
This February our Chaplaincy really embraced the Valentines spirit with another charity event in aid of CAFOD. Our thoughtful Student executive council members helped to spread the love, selling Valentines lollipops and roses to everyone all over the school. There were even handmade cards, made by our lovely Student executive council secretary student Deborah Okegbile, which were sent out to many lucky students. Lots of mystery surrounded the day as an anonymous delivery service was set up for all those secret admirers, and everyone had lots of fun whilst raising £116.13 for CAFOD, helping to support those in need and to create supportive communities like we have here at CTK.
Earlier this month we were delighted here at CTK Emmanuel to host a successful Progression Conference for the keen Year 11 students at Trinity School. The students were welcomed by talks by both the Vice Principal and the Head of Careers about Subject focus and Post 16 options, demonstrating the importance in choosing the right place to go for their higher education. Moreover, in the afternoon had the chance to get involved with many different subjects, some they are familiar with and some new, which they could study at Sixth Form.
The 80 students delved into subjects specific to our Emmanuel site, such as; Engineering, Business and Art and Design, and received invaluable talks by our subject teachers all about what it is like to take these subjects at Sixth Form level.
Currently 64 former Trinity students attend Christ the King Sixth Forms, and we hope to see this continue following the success of our Secondary School visits and events.
Samuel EMMANUELCourse: BTEC Engineering
“My experience at CTK has improved my sense of self-worth and the one-to-one communication has helped me understand what I need to do to achieve my goals. I'm aiming to go to Queen Mary's University of London to study Physics and Aerospace Engineering. My advice to new students would be to enjoy the experience, make friends with people and study hard to achieve your goals.”
Jorge EMMANUELGrades achieved: D*DDCourse: BTEC Sport Level 3
“I've had a great experience at CTK. I've met a lot of new people and gained knowledge that I will need in the future. I'm going to study Sport and Exercise Science at Brunel University. My teachers always went the extra mile to make sure I had all my work completed. I would recommend CTK because the knowledgeable and passionate teachers always help students to succeed.”
Wendy EMMANUELCourse: BTEC Art and Design Level 2 & 3
“I have enjoyed making new friends and also meeting past students at CTK, who have come in to speak to us about what has made them successful. I aim to become an interior designer or textile designer and plan to study Textile Design at university. I would recommend CTK because the teachers always dedicate their time to helping students achieve their goals. ”
“I would 100% recommend CTK to others. The College improves you not only academically but in all aspects. CTK really lived up to my expectations, I have made good friends and the teachers are so supportive. I was so happy to get my final grades, I'm now going to study Biomedical Science at Warwick University.”
RukayaEMMANUELGrades achieved: D*D*DProgressed to: Criminology and Forensic Psychology at Kingston UniversityCourse: BTEC Health & Social Care
“I came to CTK because I heard the College gets great results. My teachers have pushed me to achieve my best and have given me lots of support. I’m so pleased with my grades and looking forward to going on to university.”