Christ the King North Rocks Newsletter

2019, Term 2 Week 2 : Friday 10th May 2019

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents

Welcome back to our staff, students and the families to the second Term of 2019. I trust everyone enjoyed the break and was able to relax, step out of the “school week routine” and enjoy some down time with your families over the two weeks. These next ten weeks are a busy time with a focus on assessment and reporting in the second half of the term culminating in parent teacher interviews in the weeks 9 and 10. I encourage all students to focus on their studies, enjoy their learning and do the very best over the next ten weeks setting goals and striving to achieve them. Best wishes to everyone for a most enjoyable and successful term.


Over the next two weeks, Year 3 and 5 students will participate in NAPLAN online assessment tests. These students will complete a series of tests in numeracy, comprehension writing and language conventions over the two-week period from Tuesday 14th May –Friday 24th May. These series of exams are completed by all Year 3 & 5 students across the country and are another valuable assessment tool that teachers utilise to evaluate their student’s learning and growth in literacy and numeracy as well as assist them in their future planning and programme.

Mother's Day

On Sunday we celebrate Mother’s Day and all the wonderful things our mums do for each of us every day of our lives. During the recent holidays I read a book titled “The Best Mum in the World” which was a collection of humorous and inspirational quotes that are indicative of motherhood and what our mums mean in our lives. As we draw close to this special day I would like to share a few thoughts from the book that resonated with me and the love and appreciation we each have for our own mothers. 

 A mother is……

-the one who is still there when everyone else has deserted you.

-someone who dreams great dreams for you but then she lets you choose the dreams you have for yourself and loves you just the same.

-the truest friend a person can have who loves you unconditionally.

-a child’s first looking glass into the world.

-is about making choices everyday putting someone else’s happiness and   wellbeing ahead of her own

- is the next closest thing to divinity It is the highest holiest service to be     assumed by mankind

-the only person who can think of the future-because they gave birth to it in their children.

May God bless all mothers in our community not only on Sunday but every day of the year. May we all continue to love and appreciate the significant role they play in our lives.

Today we celebrated Mothers Day with a liturgy, morning tea and open classrooms. Thanks to all our families and friends who attended. It was a great morning where as a Community we celebrated through song and prayer the roles our mums play in our lives. Thanks to the teachers who prepared the children and to Mr Horne who organised and facilitated the event with our Year six Faith and Justice team. A special thank you to Mrs Szoloch who so beautifully reflected on her role as a mum and what it means to her.  See inside for her reflection. Thank you also to the CTK Cuppa Crew and our own Office ladies for organising the beautiful morning tea. A great celebration- well done and thank you to all concerned.

Cross Country

Congratulations to the CTK Cross Country squad who ran the Carnival on Tuesday. Many of our runners ran personal best time and represented our school with great pride. Thank you to the parents who attended the Carnival to support our team and to Mr Debrincat for organising the team in the lead up to the event and to Mr Barbaro who managed the team on the day. Thank you also to Mr Mogan who was part of the Diocesan team who organized and facilitated the day. See the story below for Mr Barbaro’s full report of the day. Well done to all concerned.

Graduation Dinner

The Year Six parent and student graduation dinner will be held on Wednesday evening the 18th December at the Epping Club. For all inquiries and for those not already in the year 6 What’s App group please contact Louise Gebran [Marianne- please put in her email address].

Staff Development Days

Please note that both the term 2 [17th June] and term 3 [13th September] Staff Development Days [Pupil Free Days] are different dates than were advertised at the start of the year. My apologies for the change in dates and any inconvenience caused.

Winter Uniform

All children are to be in their winter uniforms from next Monday 13th May. Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Have a great week!    

Tony Hughes

Upcoming Events

Term 2 (Week 3)

Monday 13th May
  • Sport Program: All children in PE uniform
  • Kindergarten 2020 meetings
  • Cool Kids Music 3pm - 4pm
Tuesday14th May
  • NAPLAN Year 5 Writing (online)
  • NAPLAN Year 3 Writing (paper)
  • Literacy Club 8am
  • Uniform Shop (8am - 12:30pm)
  • PE: Year 3, Year 2, Year 4 (Group1)
  • Drama Club (Years 3&4) at lunchtime
Wednesday 15th May
  • Maths Olympiad Team session 8am
  • NAPLAN Years 3 & 5 : Reading (online)
  • PE: Year 6, Kindergarten
  • Chess (3 - 4pm)
  • Drama Club (Years 1&2) at lunchtime
Thursday 16th May
  • PE: Year 5, Year 1, Year 4 (Group 2)
  • Kindergarten 2020 meetings
  • NAPLAN Years 3&5 : Language Conventions (online)
  • Drama Club (Yrs 5&6) at lunchtime
Friday 17th May
  • Band (7:45 am) and groups throughout the day
  • Family Fun Day tbc
  • NAPLAN make-up day
  • Kindergarten Teddy Bears Picnic 1pm - 2pm
Sunday 19th May
  • 10am Year 6 at Sunday Parish Mass followed by Brunch

Term 2, Week 4

Monday 20th May

  • Sport Program: All children in PE uniform
  • Cool Kids Music 3pm - 4pm
Tuesday 21st May
  • NAPLAN Years 3&5 Numeracy (online)
  • Literacy Club 8am
  • Uniform Shop (8am - 12:30pm)
  • PE: Year 3, Year 2, Year 4 (Group1)
  • Drama Club (Years 3&4) at lunchtime
Wednesday 22nd May
  • Maths Olympiad Team session 8am
  • PE: Year 6, Kindergarten
  • Year 4 excursion to National Park
  • Drama Club (Years 1&2) at lunchtime
  • Chess (3 - 4pm)
  • First Holy Communion Facilitators meeting 6pm in the Library
  • First Holy Communion 1st session 7:30pm
Thursday 23rd May
  • PE: Year 5, Year 1, Year 4 (Group 2)
  • Kindergarten 2020 meetings
  • Drama Club (Yrs 5&6) at lunchtime
Friday 24th May
  • Band (7:45 am) and groups throughout the day
  • Diocesan Swimming Carnival Blacktown - good luck to all competitors

Advanced Notice: Mark in your diary

Wednesday 29th May

Stage 3 Girls Soccer Gala Day

Friday 31st May

Year 6 End of year fundraiser BBQ

Wednesday 5th June

Stage 3 Boys Soccer Gala Day

Friday 7th June

CTK Athletics Carnival

Monday 10th June

Queens Birthday Public Holiday

Wednesday 12th June

Sacrament of Confirmation Parent information Night

Monday 17th June

Staff Development Day / Pupil Free Day 

Wednesday 19th June

Holy Communion Practice evening 

June 22nd/June 23rd

First Holy Communion ceremonies

Friday 5th July

Family Fun Day followed by Picnic lunch - Last day of Term 2

Friday 27th September

Last day Term 3:Staff Development/ Pupil free day

Wednesday 18th December

Year 6 End of Year Function (Parent/Student Dinner)

Important Announcement

Our newsletter format has changed

Our CTK Newsletter format has changed. The newsletter will contain the IMPORTANT Principal's Address which contains information vital to the running of the school, and, this fortnight's events. The remainder of the newsletter will be a portal to our webpage. All stories and administration information will be linked directly to the website. 

The Skoolbag App is where you will be kept up-to-date on the day to day running of the school. It is essential that parents have the app and read all notifications as they appear.

Hard copies of the newsletter will no longer be available.

Approved Community News items will now be sent as Skoolbag notifications and will have an expiry date.

Winter Uniform


Girls Winter Uniform - Maroon Check tunic - white peter Pan collared blouse, maroon tab tie, maroon zip jacket or woollen jumper, white fold down socks or black stockings. Black leather lace up or Velcro strap school shoes.

Boys Winter Uniform - Long grey trousers, long sleeved striped shirt, maroon tie, maroon zip jacket or woollen jumper, socks with gold and maroon stripes. Black leather school shoes.

Parish News

Parish Office Information, Parish Mass Times, Reconciliation and Rosary


The Parish office has been relocated to the right hand side of the presbytery.

It has a separate entrance with doorbell for easy access.

Please note the 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

Other School News

Anzac Day Liturgy

Our CTK Community joined together to remember the servicemen and women who have bravely served our Country.

Click here to see our story.

Prayers are requested

Prayers are requested for Ranbir Singh's who lost his Grandfather recently. 

He is now at peace with His loving God whom He served so faithfully.

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

What's been happening in Year 1

Including Others

Year One has been learning how important it is to include others.

Year One made posters to promote inclusion at Christ The King and wrote about times they have included others and times they have felt included.

Click here to see our posters.

Year 6 visiting our nation's capital - Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER)

Year 6 students from our school have recently undertaken an education tour of the national capital. Students were given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia's history, culture, heritage and democracy.

The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $20 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards these costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.

Click here to see our Canberra gallery


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 :


Sport News

Diocesan Cross Country News

Congratulations to our Christ the King students who represented CTK with pride and determination on Tuesday at the Parramatta Diocesan Carnival at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Click here to see photo's and winners

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 more than 2 days within term time.

School Term Dates

Click on title to view Term Dates

Uniform Shop

Click on title to print and complete Uniform Shop order form and to view opening hours