Christ the King North Rocks Newsletter

2019, Term 3 Week 10: Friday 27th September 2019

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents

As you would be aware Mrs Burley [Vella] and Mrs Matthews have finished for the year and are now on maternity leave. Congratulations to Mr ad Mrs Matthews on the birth of their daughter Kayla Grace on Sunday 15 September. Mrs Burley and her husband are now awaiting the pending birth of their first child. In their absence for the remainder of 2019, we welcome Mrs Bev Hermans who will join Miss Ford in Year two and Miss Alley Casey who will be teaching alongside Mrs Searson Year 1. We look forward to welcoming these ladies into our community for term 4.

Last Wednesday evening our Wakakirri Troupe performed at the NSW state finals. What a great experience for our children. These very talented students performed before a capacity audience up against the “pick of the crop” in division one of this national competition. Our 2019 troupe were great ambassadors for our school and their families and need to be congratulated for the commitment and passion they have put into rehearsing and performing over the last six months. A special thanks goes to our Wakakirri director Mrs Kelly-Hoskings whose expertise and drive produced a great production of The Sloth Who Came to Stay. Our gratitude needs to be extended also to the Wakakarri team consisting of a band of hardworking and dedicated teachers and parents who worked as a unit for many months to ensure the success of this production. Congratulations and thank you to all concerned!

On Tuesday evening we had a meeting to discuss the viability of having a Spring Fair. Though the attendance was not great, I am interested to hear from members of the school and parish who are interested in taking on an organizational role for the school. If you are interested or would like to know about the various organizational roles, please contact me via email  Thanks

Congratulations to Olivia Kaddis on the winning of the Social Justice award for her speech on “Organ Transplants”. Olivia’s performance of her speech was delivered with poise and confidence on Tuesday at the Diocesan Voice of Youth Grand Final.

As the term draws to a close, thank you to all members of our school community who have contributed to the success of the last ten weeks. We have had many successes to celebrate, academically, on the sporting field and stage and socially with several community events bringing families together as a school. Thank you also to all our CTK staff for their commitment and efforts throughout the term. Your hours of preparation and dedication to improving the Learning of your students is appreciated by all members of our community. Our community’s contributions have greatly enhanced our school environment where all our students have the right and opportunity to be safe, happy and to learn. Enjoy the break with your children and the beautiful spring weather that characterizes this time of the year. Happy holidays!

Tony Hughes


Upcoming Events

Term 4 (Week 1)

Monday 14th October

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

Tuesday 15th October

  • Uniform Shop 8.00am-12.30pm
  • PE: Year 6,Year 2, Year 4 (Group1) 
  • Drama Club Years 3 & 4

Wednesday 16th October

  • Pe: Year 5, Kindergarten
  • League Tag Gala Day
  • Drama Club Years 1 & 2
  • Chess (3 - 4pm) 

Thursday 17th October

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

Friday 18th October

  • Band (7:45 am) and groups throughout the day
  • Ice Block Day
  • CTK Playgroup 10:30-11:30am

Term 4, (Week 2)

Monday 21st October

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

Tuesday 22nd October

  • Uniform Shop 8.00am-12.30pm
  • Literacy Club 8am
  • PE: Year 6, Year 2, Year 4 (Group1)
  • Drama Club Years 3 & 4
  • Kindergarten 2020 Parent Information Night 7pm

Wednesday 23rd October

  • Maths Olympiad Team 8am
  • Diocesan Basketball Gala Day (Blue) Cambridge Park
  • PE: Year 5, Kindergarten
  • Drama Club Years 1 & 2
  • Chess (3 - 4pm)
  • First Reconciliation 1st Session

Thursday 24th October

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

Friday 25th October

  • Performance Band 7:45am + group lessons throughout the day
  • Year 4 at Mass 
  • CTK Playgroup- 10:30 - 11:30am
  • Ice Block Day

Advanced Notice: Mark in your diary


Monday 28th - Thursday 31st October

Carnival Book Fair

Wednesday 30th October

Diocesan Basketball Gala Day (Gold) Campbridge Park

Year 5 Personal Development Parent / Student Night 7.00-8.30PM

Friday 1st November

Feast of All Saints: Whole School Mass

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

DayLight Saving


6th October 2019

Don’t forget to change your clock when you go to bed on Saturday night 5th October

Grandparent's Day

Last Friday our CTK community gathered together to celebrate Grandparents day. It was a beautiful day to acknowledge the importance and the role that our Grandparents play in our lives. 

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Voice of Youth Final

On Tuesday, Year 6 attended Our Lady of Lourdes Seven Hills, to support Olivia Kaddis in the final of the Parramatta Diocese Voice of Youth. Olivia was selected to compete against 5 other students to present her speech on Organ donation. This is a phenomenal effort as it was pointed out that the students presenting their speech were the final 6 out of 2500 year 6 students in the diocese.

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Greek Dancing Experience

This week, during Yr 6’s Sport and Performing Arts session with Mrs. Kelly Hosking and Mrs. Atkinson, we were very lucky to have Matthew Zeaters Yaiya (grandmother in Greek), mother and his older brother teach us the famous Greek dance the Zorba, A traditional dance the Greeks use to express happy emotions.

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Sarah's Chop for Charity Part 2

On Wednesday 25th September Sarah took the plunge and had her hair removed to fulfil her commitment to Chop for Charity. Organised through the Variety Club Australia, Sarah set up a fundraising page, promising to cut off her beautiful hair and donate it to children with cancer. People sponsored Sarah and over the past couple of months she managed to raise and amazing $12 500. 

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MacKillop trials Athletics

Last week, we had a number of students compete at the Mackillop athletics trials at Homebush. Tianna Bertolissio, Caitlin Brennan, Olivia Sassen, Tahlia Younis, Brinleigh Grosvenor, Callan Moutzouris and Anthony Moutzouris all represented Parramatta Diocese and Christ the King in numerous events after qualifying through the Diocesan carnival.

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Parramatta Diocesan Touch Football Gala Day - Stage 2

Last Friday, I had the privilege of accompanying 7 children from Year 3 and 4, out to the Penrith Touch fields at St Mary’s, to watch them play Touch Football.

The boys represented our school admirably, displaying good sportsmanship and determination.

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Celebrating Gifts and Talents

Isabella Yeomans recently competed at the Gymnastics Australia National Clubs Championships on the Gold Coast in the 12-18 Women’s Pair division of Acrobatic Gymnastics and won Gold for each of her 3 routines, plus gold overall and their highest scores to date. Isabella and her partner Shennei are now officially on the Australian Acrobatics National Squad to represent their country in 2020 and they are hoping to be selected in February next year for a spot on the World Championships Team in Geneva, Switzerland.

Celebrating Gifts and Talents

Congratulations to Gabriella K from Year 6 who competed in the Northern Zone BJP Physical Culture Junior Champion Girl Competiton last Sunday. Gabriella placed 5th in the 11 Years section and has qualified for the Junior National Finals in November. This is Gabriella’s 4th year competing at Nationals. Good luck Gabriella.

Hills Bus News


For trip planning visit or call 131 500.

For current Hillsbus school and route services visit or call 8889 7000.

Conditions of Carriage: Students must have a valid Opal card and must tap on and off every trip. Further details about SSTS are available at

CHRIST THE KING SCHOOL - Effective 14/10/2019.


Route 3557    Time: 15:00

Bus Route - To Blacks Road Terminus Via West Pennant Hills Valley EX Christ the King, Load in Bowral.  Left into New North Rocks Road, Right into North Rocks Road, Left into Oakes Road, Right into Aiken Road, Left into Salina Street, Right into Dehisen Street, Left into Oratava Road, Right into Aiken Road, Right into Taylor Street, Left into Highs Road arrive Blacks Road Terminus at 15:23

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.

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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


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

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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.

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Family Fun day:

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

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Next Level Sports Spring Clinic


WEEK 1 Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th October. -

WEEK 2 Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th October.LOCATION: St Patrick's PS, ParramattaTo book or further enquiries: Or find us on FaceBook. 

Mr David Younis.

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