Christ the King North Rocks Newsletter

2020, Term 4 Week 4: Friday 6th November, 2020.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

In Sundays Gospel Jesus speaks in terms of a marriage feast and warns us to be ready ‘for you do not know either the day or the hour’ (Matthew 25:13). When we get behind the imagery, what do we mean when we say that we believe that Jesus is coming again in glory? What are we waiting for? Fr Michael Tate explains “The Catholic Church is the new Bride of Christ. We are the attendants to the Bride and the imperative applies to us also: Be alert, be vigilant, be prepared. We are always waiting for God’s coming and God is constantly entering our world and our lives in a million graced ways. When one speaks about the coming of the Lord, the coming of the saviour the coming of the “Chosen One” to community of God who are looking  forward to a new beginning. Hence the onset of Advent in the coming weeks as we prepare for the birth of Christ at Christmas.


This year many of our school events and activities have either been modified or cancelled due to the pandemic. As we move into the final weeks of the year, several of our usual end of year events will be disrupted. Our Christmas concert has been cancelled  with our End of Year Thanksgiving mass, presentation ceremony and year 6 farewells modified so that we remain COVID-19 safe and compliant. On the last day of school [December 16th] we will hold three separate liturgies / presentations for each stage in the hall. The ceremonies will be attended by the children, their teachers, Fr Ian and myself. Unfortunately parents will not be able to attend  due to the restrictions in place at the moment.  The Year 6 graduation mass will be held during the day on Thursday 19th December. Father Ian will celebrate the liturgy with the children, their teachers and myself. Unfortunately due to the current COVID restrictions parents will be unable to attend. Please note that these arrangements for both events may change if the  NSW Health Commission relaxes crowds. We are currently looking into the prospect of streaming both events via zoom so parents can view both events. More details regarding these events will be communicated in the coming weeks. Thank you for your understanding in these matters 


Over the next fortnight our year 3 children will be making their first Reconciliation. Please keep these children and their families in your prayers as they prepare to share in Gods unconditional gifts of love and forgiveness.


In recent weeks our 2021 Kindergarten parents gathered on Zoom for their initial information evening as we prepare for the 2021 cohort to commence primary school at CTK in early February next year. Over the last fortnight our 2021 kindergarten students attended transition and orientation session. It was announced at the meeting that Mrs Marie Louise Tcherkezian and Mr Ben Horne will be teaching Kindergarten in 2021. We welcome many new families to the CTK school community and wish them a successful transition into primary school over the next few months.


Our teachers at present are assisting their students to complete their final assessments for the year. Reports are currently being written for each student. These reports will be distributed to parents during week nine of this term.


Just a reminder that supervision of a morning commences at 8:15am each day. In recent weeks, children are being dropped off as early as 7:30am and have been left unsupervised in the playground. Our CTK COHSC is available for parents who need to drop off children to school prior to 8:15am with casual vacancies available. This does not apply to children who arrive earlier for band and various extra curricular morning clubs. Your co-operation in this well being and safety matter is most appreciated and expected. Thank you. 

Have  great weekend!

Tony Hughes


Upcoming Events

Term 4, Week 5

Monday 9th Novmeber

  • Sports Program: All Students in Sports uniform
  • Cool Kids Music Club 3.00-4.30pm 

Tuesday 10th November 

  • Uniform Shop 8.00am-12.30pm - via appointment only.
  • PE: Year 6, Kindergarten

Wednesday 11th November 

  • PE: Year 2, Year 5, Year 4 [Group 1]  
  • Drama Club Year 2 1.30pm
  • Chess 3.00 - 4.00pm

Thursday 12th November 

  • PE: Year 3, Year 1, Year 4 [Group 2] 
  • Drama Club Year 3 1.30pm

Friday 13th November 

  • Performance Band and group lessons throughout the day
  • 2021 Band Demonstration 10.00am

Term 4, Week 6

Monday 16th November 

  • Sports Program: All Students in Sports Uniform
  • Cool Kids Music 3.00-4.30pm

Tuesday 17th November

  • Uniform Shop 8.00am-12.00pm - via appointment only.
  • PE: Year 6, Kindergarten

Wednesday 18th November

  • PE: Year 2, Year 5, Year 4 [Group 1]
  • Drama Club Year 2 1.30pm
  • Chess 3.00-4.00pm 

Thursday 19th November 

  • PE: Year 3, Year 1, Year 4 [Group 2]
  • Drama Club Year 3 1.30pm

Friday 20th Novmeber 

  • Performance Band and group lessons throughout the day.
  • Feast of Christ the King Activity day for students at school

Dates for your diary


Friday 27th November


Tuesday 8th December


Friday 11th December


Monday 14th December

THANKSGIVING MASS followed by Awards Ceremony and Year 6 Farewell. (TBC)  Final School Day for all Students K-6

Wednesday 16th December


Thursday 17th December

Friday 18th December

Other School News

Congratulations Claire!

Last year we implemented a School Wide Reward System to credit students who consistently follow the school PBS4L's. A student can receive a token from any teacher at any time for going above and beyond following our school rules.

This week we rewarded our first student for accumulating 100 tokens since the introduction of this system. Congratulations to Claire from Year 6 for receiving the inaugural Bronze Award. Well done Claire, hopefully we can have many more students receive the Bronze Award this year before moving onto the Silver, Gold and Platinum awards in future years.

Our Garden

Fredrick, Ruby and Ethan worked with Mrs Atkinson and Mrs Williams to plant rocket, lettuce, strawberries and radish. We collected this lettuce after only 3 weeks of growing. Thank you to the teachers for your help.

We have loved working in the garden!

Fredrick, Ruby and Ethan

What's Happening in Year 6

During Term 4 Year Six have been working on their peace poster’s for the Christ The King Year Six in house Art Competition. Students will hold a gallery walk through in week 8 so that the teachers and staff at CTK can vote for three winners. The winners of the Peace Poster Competition will win an art supply pack as well as a frame to display their artwork in. This year’s theme is: Peace Through Service

Captain's Chat

This week, the orientation days for the Kindergarten class of 2021 have begun. We have met some of the excited children and they can not wait to be a part of our school community. The current kindergarten class have been working in the library and have been playing on the oval with stages 1, 2 & 3. There have been quite a few different sessions so that all kindergartens could have the full experience of being with a full grade, whilst also having the opportunity to make new friends. 

This is not the only thing that has happened these past few weeks. Book week occurred on the 30th of October and most year 6’s dressed up as Oompa Loompas. The rest of the school came in amazing outfits/costumes and it was a lot of fun. Unfortunately, we couldn’t hold a book week parade like we usually do, but a couple of people from CBCA came in and performed an amazing show for our school, about THE GREATEST DISCOVERY! 

Mrs Young and Mrs Kelly-Hosking have organised a performance club for all year 6 to take part in. The reason for this is because wakakirri was not on this year because of COVID-19, so our teachers have decided to give us an opportunity to be a part of something similar for our last year of school.

Sincerely the CTK school captains Laura and Jack

2021 Expression of Interest for Parramatta Diocesan Sports Trials are OPEN!

ALL 2021 Team Sport Trials are OPEN, however, the Summer Sports of BASKETBALL & TENNIS registrations close for these sports only on Monday 23rd November as these trials are planned for November & December 2020. This will be confirmed closer to the date due to COVID-19 restrictions and venue availability.

All other sports trials will be held in Term One & Two in 2021.

Primary students enrolled in Year 5 and 6 in 2021 are invited to participate in the Parramatta Diocesan Team Sport Trials. It is important to note that these trials are generally for those children who display an above-average ability and/or have representative experience in their chosen sport. While teams are open in age it is strongly recommended that only children of a representative standard in Years 5 & 6 in 2021 be invited to attend. 

Parramatta Diocesan trials will be held in the following sports: AFL, Basketball, Cricket, Hockey, Football, Hockey, Netball, Rugby League (11yrs & Opens), Rugby Union, Softball, Tennis & Touch football. The sports of Diving & Golf will be held at the MacKillop level.

To be eligible for selection for these trials the 2021 CEDP Primary Sport TEAM ONLINE Registration Form must be completed. 

A detailed information note went home this week.

School Fees

2021 School Fees and Changes to the Family Levy. We wish to advise that your school fees statement may look a little different next year.  You will notice that the Resource Fee has increased however there is no longer a Family Levy as the Family Levy and Resource Fee have merged.  In the majority of cases this has little or no impact.  For families with 3 or more students there will be a slight increase in the combination of these fees. 

Parramatta Diocese has decided that for 2021 there will be NO increase in Diocesan Tuition Fees or the Building Levy with diocesan fees being charged as per 2020 schedule.  Therefore you will find that the total school fees increase (if any at all) is well within the bounds of normal annual increases. 

Please contact the School Office on 8846 2700 should you require any further information.

Thank you.

Susan Ritchie

Senior Finance.

Bookclub orders (revenue) for 2020.

Summary of Scholastic Bookclub for 2020

Term 1 - $781 (total orders received)           

- $156.50 (rewards towards school)

Term 2 - $90.00 (total orders received)             

- $18.00 (rewards towards school)

Term 3 - $1908.50 (total orders received)           

 - $382.00 (rewards towards school)

Term 4 - $1423.00 (total orders received)             

- $283.00 (rewards towards school)

Thank you to everyone who has supported the school by ordering from Scholastic Bookclub this year.


Rita Koic

Are you leaving CTK at the end of the year?

If you have children in Kindergarten to Year 5 who will be leaving our community at the end of the year, could you please notify the school office (if you have not already done so) in writing so that future grade numbers can be calculated and families on our waiting list can be offered a place.

Parish News

Sacrament of First Reconciliation 2020 - Parent Meeting and Registration

For the children enrolled in the Sacramental Program, parents are reminded that preparation for all children is to be completed by the end of this weekend.

A zoom meeting will be held next Wednesday 11th November commencing at 7:30pm. An invitation to this meeting will be received via email today, as well as booking details for the Sacrament via the Eventbrite website.

Children will commence receiving the Sacrament of First Reconciliation from Tuesday 17th of November onwards.

Masks are now highly recommended to be worn at all Masses

NSW Health, supported by the Premier of NSW is highly recommending everyone in NSW to wear masks in any situation with the potential for COVID-19 transmission.

Therefore it is officially recommended all worshippers in the Diocese of Parramatta wear a mask to Mass. This would be as people arrive on parish grounds, during Mass or the service and afterwards as they leave. During Communion, the mask may be removed, but it should be in place at all other times.

We understand the inconvenience that masks may pose, but the health of our parishioners and the wider community is our highest concern.  We sincerely thank you for understanding, and for playing your part in keeping our community safe.

Weekend Masses

This weekend, we will be allowed to have a maximum of 120 persons attending each Mass.


Parishioners attending all weekday Masses are required to complete their details on the registration form provided in the church foyer.

Wednesday to Saturday Mass at 9:00 am (note Friday Mass starts at 9:15 am)


Saturday         5:30 pm Vigil

Sunday            8:00 am & 10:00 am

Do I need to make a reservation for weekend Mass? Yes

There is a limit of 100 people at each Mass. excluding the celebrant and assistants. All Masses are regularly evaluated and updated accordingly. We have designated the Sunday 8am Mass for Seniors of our Parish but of course anyone may attend. It is still a government requirement to register all attendees to assist in contact tracing should it be required. Therefore the Eventbrite website from this weekend, will allow 100 parishioners to register to attend their chosen Mass.

 All reservations are to be made before Friday 5:30pm.

Volunteers are required for the Readings and to assist in operating the music PowerPoint. Please email the parish office: or phone 9871 8710 after reserving a place at your selected Mass.

Thank you for your assistance.


Please follow the instructions when making your booking. You need to separately book each person in your family and bring your ticket or mobile phone with your e-ticket to Mass. Please contact the parish office on 9871.8710 or via email: should you encounter any technical issues registering. Thank you. 

We wish you a Blessed week ahead.

Stay strong and safe,

Fr Ian McGinnity

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:


Wednesday to Saturday Mass at 9:00 am

(note Friday Mass starts at 9:15 am)  


Saturday         5:30 pm Vigil

Sunday            8:00 am & 10:00 am


Saturday after Mass (9:30am - 10am) or by appointment

Community News

Pre Order Your Fresh Christmas Tree - 1st Carlingford Scouts

Nothing beats the smell of a freshly harvested, natural tree for Christmas.  Pre-order your tree from 1st Carlingford Scouts by 15th November  

Then pick up your order on Saturday 5th December 8am – 4pm at their Scout Hall in Boundary Rd, Carlingford (near Carlingford Library and Carlingford Railway Station) 

School Notes

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