Christ the King North Rocks Newsletter

2020, Term 4 Week 6: Friday 20th November, 2020.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

This weekend we celebrate the last Sunday of the liturgical year. Next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent and we begin a new year by preparing once again for the great feast of the birth of our saviour Jesus Christ: the feast of Christmas. We dedicate this Sunday to Christ the King. On review of the scripture this weekend we are welcomed into the Kingdom Prepared for us by God, our Heavenly Father- Our Universal King. As a member of Christ’s Kingdom we are asked to respect our brothers and sisters who love and worship the one God and King. In St Matthew’s Gospel this Sunday, we are reminded that God is love and that we are made in the image and likeness of God. We are made by love and we are made for love. Our most profound longing is for communion in love, and today we recall the powerful presence of Jesus’ love in our world -Fr Michael Fallon]. Happy Christ the King feast day!

Our parish will be celebrating its patronal feast day this Sunday 22nd November at the 10am Mass. The Mass will be presided over by Bishop Vincent, the Bishop of Parramatta. For those who would like to attend the Mass please contact the Parish Office as you will need to secure your seat via the EventBrite website.

Congratulations to all the year three children in our Parish who have made their First Reconciliation this week. On behalf of the parish and school community we would like to express our thanks and gratitude to all those who assisted in preparing these children for their First Reconciliation. May God bless these children and keep them always in the palm of His hand.

Congratulations and best wishes to Miss Brady and Mr Debrincat who will be getting married on Saturday week. We trust Sarah and Aarons special day is one to remember with family and friends. We ask God’s love and blessings upon them both as they begin their life together as husband and wife. The newlyweds will be taking two weeks leave and will return to school on Monday of Week 9 the 7th December. During their leave Miss Ford will be working in year 5 with Mr Barbaro and Mrs Szoloch and Mrs Paley will be teaching year 4.  

In recent weeks it has come to my attention that students are increasingly wearing smart watches to school. As with mobile phones children are to leave them in their bags or hand them into the office. The same protocol will now apply to smart watches. The acceptable use IT policy that every child and parent has signed forbids children from using any device [including smart watches] to send emails or make phone calls to people outside the school during the day. Like mobile phones, the school takes no responsibility for any damage or loss to smart watches. If students wish to carry mobile phones or wear smart watches to and from school for safety reasons, they are to hand them in at the office at the beginning of the day and pick them up in the afternoon at the conclusion of the day's classes. Thank you for your support in this matter.

Last Monday week I had the pleasure with Mrs Walsh and the Year 5 teachers to interview some forty odd year 5 children who applied for student leadership positions for 2021. Students from Year 5 applied for one or several of the following positions: School Captain, Prefect or House Sports Captain. Our students answered questions put to them by the panel pertaining to their own personal gifts and talents, leadership skills and how they have and will continue to contribute to our school community as senior student leaders in our school. It is important to note that all our Year 6 senior students will be expected to be responsible leaders in our school in 2021 irrespective of whether they wear a badge with additional responsibilities or not. The student Leadership team for 2021 will be announced on Wednesday 16th December.

Our Year 6 Graduation Mass will be held on Thursday 10th December commencing at 10:30am. Due to COVID restrictions only one parent of each student will be permitted to attend.

Have a great weekend!

Tony Hughes


Upcoming Events

Term 4, Week 7

Monday 23rd Novmeber

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

Tuesday 24th November 

  • Uniform Shop 8.00am-12.30pm - via appointment only.
  • PE: Year 2, Kindergarten - Please note change for Year 2
  • Kingsmen Dinner 7.00pm

Wednesday 25th November 

  • PE: Year 6, Year 5, Year 4 [Group 1] - Please note change for Year 6  
  • Drama Club Year 2 1.30pm
  • Chess 3.00 - 4.00pm

Thursday 26th November 

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

Friday 27th November 

  • Performance Band and group lessons throughout the day
  • St Pat's Dundas Year 7 Orientation Day

Term 4, Week 8

Monday 30th November 

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

Tuesday 1st December

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

Wednesday 2nd December

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

Thursday 3rd December

  • PE: Year 3, Year 1, Year 4 [Group 2]
  • Drama Club Year 3 1.30pm
  • Gilroy Year 7 Orientation Day
  • PBS4L Movie Day Year 2

Friday 4th December 

  • Performance Band and group lessons throughout the day.
  • Year 6 Reflection Day - Mary MacKillop Hall

Dates for your diary


Thursday 10th December


Friday 11th December


Monday 14th December


Tuesday 15th 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


Wednesday 27th January - Thursday 28th January 2021 Years 1-6 

Wednesday 27th January - Friday 29th January 2021 Kindergarten

Years 1-6 First Day for 2021.

Friday 29th January 2021.

Kindergarten's First Day for 2021

Monday 1st February 2021

Other School News

What's Happening in Year 1

Year One is learning all about different materials in Science this Term. They are using the story 'The Three Little Pigs' to teach them about weak and strong materials. The students are in the process of planning and designing a house that would keep the little pigs safe from the Big Bad Wolf!

The students are working collaboratively and using their technology skills to help them plan their design.

Check out Year One's planning in action! 

Captain's Chat

This week has been quite exciting for Christ the King. On Monday some students from year 5 and year 6 competed in the Interschool Chess Challenge Semi-Final. There is also a possible chance that we made it through to the finals. These students have been practising extremely hard and we are extremely proud of the year 5 and 6 boys who participated in the tournament. 

Today we attended our CTK feast day. On this day we celebrate the first time our school opened up. As a community we have advanced our catholic faith, and have created a much happier, safer, and faithful community. The school officially began on the 31st of January 1973, and from then to now we have grown substantially. As a community and as a school. 

Year 6 has less than 20 days left at this primary school, and we are very excited. The staff are trying to make these last few weeks exciting for us, as we look forward to our graduation and fun day. Knowing that we are going separate ways from some of our friends can be quite emotional, but we are striving to enjoy the rest of primary school, and have the best 4 weeks that we possibly can have!

Sincerely the CTK school captains Laura and Jack

Library News

As we near the end of the Term, all library resources need to be returned. Could you please have a good look around your home for any books that have our library barcode on either the front or back and return them to the school. One quick way to identify a CTK book is that they are all usually covered with plastic.

Encourage your children to continue reading over the next months by using the ebooks available through our eLibrary and by visiting your local library. 

Once again the Executive Director's Reading Challenge is on and will commence on the 23rd November. More details to come.

Sarah CookTeacher Librarian LTST

Book Week 2020

Book Week 2020 One of the ways that CTK students celebrated Book Week this term was by having 'Perform Education' come out and to perform their show "The Greatest Discovery". It was a wonderful musical promoting the theme: participation is more important than winning. Three shortlisted books were used to help tell the story and students were encouraged to participate in various parts of the show. The images on our webpage will attest to the enjoyment and insights that students had.

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.

Parish News

Calling all Men Of Our Community

Families have had a very challenging year in 2020 and for our dads too. We now have the opportunity to meet up with other fathers from our school, parish & community and enjoy and reflect on the year.

"KingsMen"  have scheduled a gathering for the end of year on TUESDAY 24th NOVEMBER @ Baulkham Hills Sports Club from 7pm.

Come along and meet like minded fathers of our community and share a meal and drink in a relaxed and casual environment.

Numbers are STRICTLY limited due to the rules so get your name in early.For more information please contact Peter, or message your name to book your spot on the night, bring a mate with you for a greater experience. 

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Peter Elchaar JPKingsMen

0408 678 922

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

Safety Reminders for the Christmas Holidays

Please click on the link below to view the slideshow.

Fresh Christmas Trees for Sale


Nothing beats the smell of a freshly harvested, natural tree for Christmas. 1st Carlingford Scouts will be selling trees on Saturday 5th December 8am – 4pm from outside their Scout Hall in Boundary Rd, Carlingford (near Carlingford Library) and from the Don Moore Community Centre on North Rocks Rd. Sales will also continue on Sunday 6th December, 8am -4pm, from the Scout Hall. 

For more information please contact Geraldine 0423 665 577  /

Carlingford Netball Club

Motiv8 Summer Camp

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