Christ the King North Rocks Newsletter

2019, Term 3 Week 8: Friday 13th September 2019

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents

The parables highlighted in Luke’s Gospel this week, all make reference to the mercy of God. As people who stray from the path of righteousness and good, God will always come looking for us, not to condemn us but to offer us unconditional love and forgiveness. If we are sorry and contrite of heart for our wrong doings, God will lift us up and walk with us in life just like the shepherd who retrieves and returns a lost sheep back to the flock. Great rejoicing will be celebrated by the wider community when we return and are reunited with our community and families. May the mercy of God encourage us and set the example in our daily lives to love and forgive others who “trespass against us”.    

Next Wednesday night our 2019 Wakakirri troupe will take part in the state grand-final at the State Sports Centre Homebush. Our school will present and compete with six other finalists for a spot on the National finals. After months of rehearsals, the making of costumes and sets as well the logistics involved in producing a polished seven-minute performance, CTK have the opportunity to perform with the six top school productions in the state. A great achievement by the team! We wish Mrs Kelly Hoskins and the Wakakirri team the best of luck next week.

A meeting will be held in the Staff room on Tuesday evening the 24th September commencing at 7pm for interested people keen in being part of the team for organising the 2020 Spring Fair. Members from both the Parish and School community are invited to attend to discuss the prospect of running this very vital fundraiser and community event next year. At the meeting we hope to determine the variability of holding this event, confirming a date and establishing a committee of people to co-ordinate the event. We look forward to seeing as many members of the school and parish communities and being able to utilise the gifts and talents of many to make the 2020 Spring Fair a reality.

Our family film night will be held next Friday evening 20th September commencing at 7pm in The Mary Mackillop Hall. The movie being screened is the remake of the children’s classic “Mary Poppins Returns”. Bring the family along with their blankets and pillows, nibblies and drinks [no alcohol please] and enjoy a great night at the theatre with other CTK families.

As of next Monday the children will be able to wear their summer uniform if parents agree to do so. The weather is slowly beginning to warm up, thus the early transition into our summer uniforms. Please note that students are to either wear their full winter or summer uniform for the last two weeks of the term, not a combination of both. Please note that all students are to be in full summer uniform at the commencement of next term.   

Have a great fortnight

Tony Hughes


Upcoming Events

Term 3 (Week 9)


Monday 16th September

  • Sports Program - All students in Sport Uniform
  • Cool Kids Music 3.00-4.30pm

Tuesday 17th September

  • Uniform Shop 8.00am-12.30pm
  • Literacy Club 8am
  • ICAS: English (online) 8am
  • PE: Year 6,Year 2, Year 4 (Group1) 
  • Drama Club Years 3 & 4
  • Wakakirri Rehearsal 1:15pm - 2:00pm

Wednesday 18th September

Wakakirri Grand Final State Sports Centre Homebush

  • Maths Olympiad Team Session 8am
  • Pe: Year 5, kindergarten
  • Drama club Years 1 & 2
  • Wakakirri Rehearsals 1:15pm - 2:45pm
  • Chess (3 - 4pm) 

Thursday 19th September

  • PE: Year 3, Year 1, Year 4 (Group 2)
  • ICAS MATH 8am (Online)
  • Drama Club Years 5 & 6

Friday 20th September

  • Band (7:45 am) and groups throughout the day
  • CTK Playgroup 10:30-11:30am
  • GRANDPARENTS DAY CELEBRATIONS liturgy + Morning tea 9am
  • Family Film Night 7pm - Mary Poppins Returns

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September 

First Reconciliation enrolment at all weekend Masses

Term 3, (Week 10)

Monday 23rd September

  • Sport Program - All students in Sport Uniform
  • Cool Kids Music Club 3.00-4.30pm

Tuesday 24th September

  • Uniform Shop 8.00am-12.30pm
  • Literacy Club 8am
  • PE: Year 6, Year 2, Year 4 (Group1)
  • Drama Club Years 3 & 4
  • 2020 Spring Fair meeting in the Staffroom at 7.00pm

Wednesday 25th September

  • PE: Year 5, Kindergarten
  • Drama Club Years 1 & 2
  • Chess (3 - 4pm)

Thursday 26th September

  • PE: Year 3, Year 1, Year 4 (Group 2)
  • Drama Club Years 5 & 6

Friday 27th September

  • Performance Band 7:45am + group lessons throughout the day
  • Stage 3 Touch Gala day tbc St Marys 
  • CTK Playgroup- 10:30 - 11:30am

Monday 14th October

  • Staff and Students return to school to begin Term 4.

Advanced Notice: Mark in your diary

Friday 20th September

Grandparents Day Celebrations Liturgy + Morning Tea from 9am and Book week Hat Parade

Friday 27th September

Last day Term 3


Thursday 12th December

Christmas Concert

Wednesday 18th December

Year 6 End of Year Function (Parent/Student Dinner) Last day of school for all Students

Thursday 19th December


Friday 20th December


Other School News

What's Happening in Kindergarten

Term 3 in Kindergarten has been very busy.

Click here for an update and more information.

Literacy News

Literacy club has been a great time spent together investigating the art of language and expression while reading. We have taken on the role of authors and explored things like visual literacy elements such a space, colour, size and so on can affect a reader, we have explored different language features and how they can impact the readers understanding, mood and emotions as well as discussed how punctuation can change the meaning of sentences and texts.

Click here for more information

Olivia Progresses to the Voice of Youth Finals

On Monday 9th September, Year 6 attended St Paul’s Catholic College at Greystanes to support Olivia K who was presenting her speech on ‘Organ Donation’ at the Voice of Youth semi finals. Olivia was up against six other students from six different schools around the Parramatta Diocese who spoke about a range of topics such as racism, apathy, and how to get in and out of trouble.

Click here for more information

Year 1- Safe and Caring Hands

Year One have been learning the importance of safe and caring hands.  They have been looking at ways they can manage their emotions rather than putting hands on.  In particular, students have been encouraged to use their words to express how they feel.

Here are some comic strips of our students using their words in different playground situations when they might otherwise be tempted to put hands on other students. 

Click here to see more comic strips from the children.

Parramatta Zone Athletics Carnival

On the 23rd of August, 11 students were lucky to compete at the Parramatta Zone Athletics Carnival. These students competed against the best of the best across the Parramatta Diocese. On the upcoming Monday (16th September) we have the following students competing at the MacKillop Athletics - Caitlin, Tianna, Olivia, Talia, Anthony, Brinleigh and Callan. We wish them luck for their events that have made it through in their respective events.

Christ the King perform with pride at the Cricket Gala Day

On the 28th August, Christ the King competed in our first Cricket Gala Day for many years. 

60 students attended the action filled day at Binalong Park. With all seven teams competing in three or four matches on the day, it was important all students listened and followed instructions for a busy and entertaining day. It was great to see so many students attempting, playing and enjoying for some, a new sport! Whilst the teams did find some of the opposition more difficult than others they all competed with great sportsmanship and enjoyed the opportunity to have a hit and run around.

Click here for more information

Helping your child deal with unwanted contact online

1. What do you think makes a good online friend? 

2. How do you know if an online friendship has taken an unsafe turn?

3. Who would you talk to if you felt unsafe online?

4. Reporting unwanted contact online.

Click here for the full article

Parish News

Parish Office Information, Parish Mass Times, Reconciliation and Rosary

Parish office hours are Mondays - Fridays 9am - 4pm.

Our current contact details are phone: 9871 8710 and email:

Weekend Masses

Saturday         6.00pm

Sunday            8.00am and 10.00am

Weekday Masses

Tuesday          7.30pm

Wednesday    9.00am

Thursday        9.00am

Friday              9.15am


Saturday        9.30am and 4.30pm


Saturday        8.30am

Prayers requested

Prayers are requested for Carmen Cassar.

Sadly Carmen's mum passed away last week.

She is now at peace with her loving God whom she served so faithfully.

Grant her eternal rest, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine on her forever.

Carols by Candlelight

The North Rocks Carols by Candlelight is a major community event run by local Churches for the local community.

This year it is being held from 5-9pm on Friday 20th December at North Rocks Park. 

Naturally an event like this costs and so our Committee is still in need of sufficient sponsors.

If you know of any local businesses who may be interested in sponsoring please advise.

Any parishioner who would like to contribute a gift of $50 and above will have their names listed in the songbook.  

For further information contact Cathy on 0411 055 403


When: Fridays 10:00am - 11.30am (Term time only)

Where: CTK Hall, Statham Avenue North Rocks

Who: For children aged 0-5 and their carers

What: Play, socialise, create friendships

Come every week or come when you can


To register your interest in coming along or for further information

Contact :


Community News

C.A.R.E.S Open Day Sponsored by The NSW Police - 1st October 2019. from 10.00am-2.00pm

Click Here for more information

Natalie Bertie Nutritional Therapy for Families presents the FREE 21 Day Fussy Eating Kickstarter. Say goodbye to mealtime struggles. Help your child enjoy more food variety.

Click Here for more information

Family Fun day:

Free fun educational activities at Australia’s oldest Parliament for children from 4 to 12 years.

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School Notes

Parent Volunteers at CTK - CEDP Volunteer Form

Parent Volunteers at CTK should visit the Parent Involvement page and complete the ‘Volunteer Form’ to be able to assist in any capacity as a volunteer within the school.

Parent Volunteers at CTK - Child Protection Training Module

Parent Volunteers at CTK should visit the Parent Involvement page and complete the ‘Child Protection Training Module’ to be able to assist in any capacity as a volunteer within the school.

Application for Extended Leave (other than sick leave)

Click on title, go to Administration, print and complete the ‘Application for Extended Leave’ form to apply for student leave for