Christ the King North Rocks Newsletter

Term 2 Week 4: Friday 20th May, 2022.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

Then month of May is devoted to our Lady- Mary the mother of our saviour.

Mary’s wisdom, example and intercession were a special light that helped guide the first followers of her son Jesus. The same is true of Mary in her relationship with us today. What might this mean for us in our own mission in our Catholic schools, parishes, and families? The Spirit continues to animate our lives as messengers of the Gospels. We too are sent out to speak the language of the Gospel in new ways – through every aspect of our lives at both work and home out in the community engaging with others.  We proclaim the Gospel as we foster respectful behaviour, cooperation, reverent prayer, through discipline and restorative practices. In all these things, the Spirit is at work in us just as the Holy Spirit descended upon Our Lady. Like the first followers of Jesus, we too can draw close to Mary to be that special light of wisdom and intercession for our needs. In her company, we will come to better know the Holy Spirit, and Jesus, her Son.


Thank you to our parents who in recent weeks have returned their children in their winter uniforms to school for term two. By now all students should be in the full winter uniform. This includes a tie for the boys and a tab for the girls. It is important that our students take pride in wearing their uniform. A reminder that joggers / sports shoes are only to be worn with the sports uniform and not with the regular school uniform. A note should be sent to your child’s teacher should they not be wearing the correct uniform. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.


Over the last two weeks our Year 3 and Year 5 students have completed their Literacy and Numeracy exams. Thanks to their teachers who assisted and prepared the children to sit a formal exam for the first time.  A special thanks to Mrs Walsh who co-ordinated the NAPLAN programme for this year. The student’s results will be available mid to late term 3.


At present our teachers are completing assessments in readiness to write their student semester 1 reports. The teachers will be using the Compass Diocesan report format for the writing of each student’s report. Reports will be emailed to parents on Friday 17th June week 8 in time for the parent teacher interviews. In the next few weeks parents will be emailed a link to book an appointment with their child’s teacher during weeks 9 and 10 of this term. It is important that all parents take this opportunity to make an appointment to discuss their child’s progress this semester.    


Thank you to all members of our generous community who got behind our Pirate Day on Wednesday in recognition of brain cancer and the fundraising efforts for Demy who is suffering from this terminal disease. The day was an opportunity for our students, staff, and families to assist a family who need our prayers and support as well as learning more about a disease that is impacting on many Australians especially young children. Many thanks to Mrs Roberts for co-ordinating the day for us all.


Our 2022 School Athletics carnival will be held on Friday 10th June at Barton Park North Parramatta. Thanks to our Sports Co-ordinator Mrs Kelly-Hosking whom is co-ordinating the event. Information regarding the carnival will be distributed in the coming days. Please be aware of the deadline for retuning the information sheet regarding  permission consent, medical alerts and those parents available to volunteer on the day . Your co-operation in these matters will contribute a most successful day for all concerned. Thank you.


From Monday the 30th May the annual Tell Them From Me Survey for parents students and teachers will open. These surveys provide the school and our Catholic Education Office Parramatta with essential feedback across many aspects of school and community life. All members of the community will have the opportunity to provide feedback on such aspects as the learning and teaching, communication, student wellbeing, parent involvement just to name a few. It is important that as many members of our community complete the survey as the feedback will contribute to future planning and improvement. Please note all feedback obtained through the survey is anonymous. 

Have a great week!

Tony Hughes


Something to ponder

Invite a friend to Mass this weekend, they may just be waiting to be asked!

Upcoming Events

Term 2 Week 5

Monday 23rd May

  • Sports Program: All students in PE Uniform

Tuesday 24th May

  • PE: Year 5, Kindy & Year 4 (Gr1)  
  • Uniform Shop 8.00am - 12.30pm by appointment only

Wednesday 25th May

  • PE: Year 3 & Year 1
  • National Simultaneous Storytime 2022
  • Chess

Thursday 26th May

  • PE: Year 6, Year 2 & Year 4 (Gr2)

Friday 27th May

  • Industrial Work Action 

Term 2 Week 6

Monday 30th May

  • Sports Program: All students in PE Uniform

Tuesday 31st May

  • PE: Year 5, Kindy & Year 4 (Gr1)  
  • Uniform Shop 8.00am - 12.30pm by appointment only

Wednesday 1st June 

  • Band - instead of 3rd June 
  • PE: Year 3 and Year 1
  • Chess

Thursday 2nd June

  • PE: Year 6, Year 2 & Year 4 (Gr2)

Friday 3rd June

  • No Band due to school photo's

Dates for your diary

Wednesday 8th June

  • Band (instead of 10th June)

Friday 10th June

  • CTK Athletics Carnival

Monday 13th June 

  • Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June

  • Sacrament of First Eucharist

Tuesday 21st June

  • Stage 2 Mixed Soccer Gala Day

Wednesday 22nd June

  • Australia's Biggest Morning Tea - Cancer Council

Thursday 23rd June

  • Year 6 Pie Fundraiser distribution

Wednesday 29th June

  • Last Day of School for Term 2

Thursday 30th June / Friday 1st July

  • Staff Development / Pupil Free Days: No School for children on these days

Term 2:    Tuesday 26th April to Wednesday 29th June

Term 3:    Monday 18th July to Friday 23rd September

Term 4:    Monday 10th October to Friday 16th December

Other School News

Pirate Day at CTK

On Wednesday 18th May, the school community came together to celebrate Pirate Day - a day promoted by the Kids Cancer Project to raise much needed awareness and funds for Children’s Brain Cancer. As the school day began, a sea of students and staff entered the classrooms proudly showing off their pirate costumes - complete with eye patches, pirate hats and bandanas. Students participated in pirate themed activities within the classroom - promoting the importance of brain cancer research in a fun, child friendly manner. 

Amazingly, the CTK community has raised over $5000 for such an incredibly worthy cause!! Out of 925 organisations holding Pirate Day Fundraisers, CTK is at the top of the leaderboard for donations! I cannot thank everyone enough for all of your thoughtful contributions, prayers and kind words. The power of our community is truly a beautiful thing, and it means so much to so many people, including Demi and her family.

Thank you for continuing to keep Demi and all the other children and families affected by brain cancer in your prayers.

Mrs Samantha Roberts- Year 4 Teacher



Yesterday Mrs Wynne and Mrs Cook took a group 23 students to West HQ at Rooty Hill for a wonderful celebration called Lifted Live Jr.

We gathered together with students from other schools in the diocese and learnt about the Holy Spirit and how we can make a difference in the lives of others. 

More details about our day to follow in next fortnight’s Newsletter.

NSW Touch Football Trials

Marco and Ajiri are in Tuggerah this week. 

They are at the NSW Touch Football Trials, representing MacKillop.

Very exciting!!

Good luck boys!!

Year 1:

Each week all grades get a chance to borrow books from our amazing Library. Today Year 1 was having a blast exploring the fiction, non-fiction, picture books, novels and all the options available in the library. Reading is an important part of our learning but also gives us the opportunity to travel the world, be brought on amazing journeys, explore space, become pirates, spies or even dragons. We hope everyone is encouraged to choose a book and read everyday to widen our imagination and make us better readers. What book will you choose next?

Pirate Day:

Today is also Pirate day. We are all wearing pirate costumes as a way to support and bring awareness to young children with terminal brain cancer. We are so proud of our of Christ the King community as we raised around $5000 this week. Thank you everyone for being so generous. 

Year 5:

Year Five are currently learning to write interesting and creative narratives through the use of different language features such as figurative language. They are learning to include similes and metaphors and how this can change their writing. Here is an example:

A Mothers Day Tragedy!


Woosh! Woosh! The wind blew and gushed on this miserable disaster of a day. Two girls named Laura and Stella decided to go to the movies. They were going to make the most of this gross day. These two girls just happened to be sisters but they were made to be best friends. Laura and Stella thought that the day was something special but they just couldn’t put their finger on it. Within twenty minutes of deciding to go to the movies they decided to go and catch the bus. First they sent a quick text to their Mum to let her know where they were going. Then after Laura, the older one, messaged her Mum she just popped her phone on the bench. And off they went!


The two girls had just arrived at the cinemas and they had 10 minutes to spare so they decided to grab some popcorn and soda. Laura and Stella headed into their movie room which was room 4, They were excited to see the new Cinderella! When they were 20 minutes into the movie, All of a sudden the movie stopped and an announcement came up on the screen. It read ‘Please do not be alarmed, The theatre doors are now locked for your safety due to a stray dog who may be vicious in our reception!’ Shortly after that a woman popped up on the screen explaining in more detail, The situation and safety recommendations for everybody. 


“This just in, WE JUST REALISED THAT THE DOG HAS A DISEASE!” Announced a loud voice through the theater’s speakers.  “OMG!! We can’t find the dog, It is no longer in reception but loose in the cinemas” Before the dog went loose they got the opportunity to study him a little bit, His disease allows him to be absolutely extraordinary with powers that are just unexplainable! He can be as fast as the speed of light yet can be as annoying as an itch you just can’t scratch. “THIS DOG IS TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY ONE OF A KIND” Thought everyone in the cinemas 


“I wonder where that scrawny little dog is? Who is definitely ruining our sister time” Laura murmured to Stella “He is probably just trying to have some fun and watch a movie” Stella giggled when she replied back to her big sis!! 

School Photo ordering instructions.

Parish News

Christ the King Parish Masses

COVID-19 restrictions have now been lifted and Masses have recommenced at Christ the King Parish.

Daily Masses have commenced each Wednesday at 9am, Thursday at 9am, Friday at 9.15am and Saturday at 9am. Please note there will be no Tuesday evening Masses until further notice. Weekend Masses have commenced with the Vigil Mass on Saturday at 5.30pm and continue on Sunday at 8am and 10am.

Masks are no longer mandatory for places of worship. However, masks are still strongly encouraged where you cannot maintain a safe distance from others.

Community News

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