Christ the King North Rocks Newsletter

2020, Term 3 Week 8: Friday 11th September, 2020.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents

This Sunday’s readings focus on the theme of forgiveness. From our own life experience we know how important forgiveness is. Forgiveness is a product of the  love we have for others. Because of our Heavenly Fathers unconditional love for us all, he continues to forgive us when we fail in the ways that Jesus has us taught us to treat others. Father Michael Fallon suggests Forgiveness is always a surprise. We can never earn it, and when it comes it is always so healing and refreshing. It protects us against despair and utter loneliness and encourages us to keep hoping. It reassures us that wherever we have been and whatever we have done we really can still love and be loved. When we   offer forgiveness with others, it is without conditions and without reserve, it is a tremendous gift of love that we share. It is God’s forgiveness that liberates us to grow in love. If we can only allow ourselves to be moved by grace and our hearts to become the heart of Jesus, we will find that by forgiving others we are liberated from so much of the hurt that has been caused.


I will be taking long service leave from Friday 18th September to Monday 11th October. During this period Mrs Bernadette Walsh has been appointed acting Principal. I know you will all support her in the role during this time. I look forward to catching up with you all on my return in a month’s time. Enjoy the upcoming holiday period with your families.


Congratulations to Alex Bozanic who during the week was announced as the  the school captain of St Patrick’s Marist College for 2021. Alex, a former student of Christ the King graduated from our school in 2015. We wish him every success with his Student Leadership role over the next twelve months.


Please be advised that in the best interest of student safety,  parents picking up children in the afternoon from the Burradoo Close need to get out of their vehicles to collect them. No children will be allowed to walk down to cars where parents have parked. Your co-operation in this matter will be greatly appreciated by all members of the community. Thanks 


This week is National Child Protection Week (6 to 12 September 2020), As a school community we pledge commitment to listening to the voices of children and young people and remaining vigilant to their safety and wellbeing. In support of the National Child Protection Week theme, “Putting Children First”, and in line with the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is committed to the establishment and implementation of child safe systems, policies and procedures. The aim is to have in place practices that are proactive and preventative in nature, providing children and young people with school environments where they are safe, informed, participate, and where the adult community, working together with children and young people, work towards making this happen. By providing the community with the knowledge, support and procedures to keep children and young people safe we are equipping everyone with the tools and skills needed to be ambassadors of child safety! Throughout 2020, CEDP's Safeguarding Team have been working on many projects to align with the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards. Check out​ - after all, what's more important than the knowledge to help keep children and young people safe!


Thank you to those parents who have taken up the opportunity to book a parent teacher interview with their children’s teachers. These meetings are currently underway for parents who wish to catch up and discuss their child’s progress at school. A special thanks to our teachers who have made themselves available for these meetings.

Our school Community today dressed in the Lebanon colours red, green and white in memory of those who lost their lives in the recent fire and explosion in Beirut. Thank you to our generous school community who have supported our Beirut Appeal over the last few weeks. A special thanks to Mrs Trethowan and Miss Milone and the Year 1 children who have organised and promoted the appeal at Christ the King as part of their RE unit. "How can we be peace makers in our world" Please keep the community of Beirut in our prayers as they continue to rebuild their city following the recent disaster.

Enjoy the last two weeks of term and have a great holiday!

Tony Hughes



Upcoming Events

Term 3, Week 9

Monday 14th September

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

Tuesday 15th September

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

Wednesday 16th September

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

Thursday 17th September

  • PE: Year 3, Year 1, Year 4 [Group 2] 

Friday 18th September

  • No Band Lessons today

Term 3, Week 10

Monday 21st September

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

Tuesday 22nd September

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

Wednesday 23rd September

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

Thursday 24th September

  • PE: Year 3, Year 1, Year 4 [Group 2]

Friday 25th September

  • Band groups throughout the day only.

Advanced Notice: Mark in your diary for 2020

Friday 18th September

  • School photo day - ** SUMMER UNIFORM**

Term dates for 2020

Term 3      Monday,      20th July             to        Friday, 25th September

Term 4      Monday,      12th October     to        Wednesday 16th December


Thursday 17th December

Friday 18th December

Other School News

What's happening in Year 5

This term, Year 5 have been learning about the ways that people and the environment influence each other. To represent their learning, Year 5 students are planning and creating a safe and environmentally friendly town using Minecraft Education. The students are enjoying seeing their hard work and planning come to life.

Captain's Chat

Bundles for Beirut

Today we are recognising all those who have died, lost families, and got affected by the bombing in Beirut. We have asked all students to bring in things for Lebanon that we could send to them. This is our act of kindness towards the devastating result that the bombing had on this country. As a community we are working together to create a better living for those suffering. We ask for you to donate towards Lebanon and help all those who are in a bad position today.

Sincerely CTK school captains Jack and Laura.

"Bundles for Beirut" A big Thank you to our generous Community

SCHOOL PHOTO DAY: Friday 18th September - **Summer Uniform**

ORDER NOW -  go to and enter the code:  FYK 386 HDG

or request a Student Photo / Family Photo order envelope from the School Office (envelopes will only be sent home upon request)



Please note: if you placed your order earlier this year, you do not need to order again. 

If you are unsure if you placed an online order earlier in the year, you would have received a receipt via email.

Please check your junk mail / spam mail if you can't find it in your normal inbox.


If you are still unsure, please contact the Advanced Life enquiries team on


Term 3 School Fees statements were mailed out to families in Week 3.

Thank you to those parents who have made payment arrangements and to those who have paid their accounts. 

You will note that there is no due date on this statement.  We are endeavouring to assist families who may be experiencing financial difficulties due to the economic downturn caused by COVID19.  As noted in the comment box of your account - Please pay 'What you can - When you can'.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any information, to make a payment arrangement or for any further assistance you may require.

Thank you,  

Susan Ritchie

Senior Finance 

Parish News

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.

Sacrament of First Reconciliation 2020

Due to the extraordinary situation of the coronavirus we have had to postpone the Sacraments of First Eucharist and Confirmation until next year. Normally, the process of initiation for children into the parish Catholic community of the faithful is celebrated in three sacramental moments: Baptism, first reception of the Eucharist (Holy Communion) and Confirmation. 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a prerequisite for First Eucharist (for children in Year 3 and above) and will begin with a Parent Information Evening to be held this year via Zoom (for safety reasons) this Wednesday, 16th September, commencing at 7.30pm.The enrolment procedure, along with the program, will be explained and any questions answered at this meeting. 

All children (whether they attend Catholic or State schools) in our parish, prepare for the sacraments of First Reconciliation (Year 3 and above), First Eucharist (Year 4 and above) and Confirmation (Year 5/6 and above) in a program that is parish based (not school based) and family centred. We want to assist you, as the first and best teachers of your children, to continue your commitment made at your child’s baptism to bring them up in the practice of their faith. This is a significant step in your child’s journey of faith. It is important for parents/guardians to participate in this Zoom meeting. Children are not required for this initial Zoom meeting. 

If you wish to participate in this Zoom meeting please contact the parish office via email prior to the 15th of September to receive the link for this Zoom gathering.

Weekend Masses Recommencing Details

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

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