Christ the King North Rocks Newsletter

2020, Term 2 Week 4: Friday 22nd May 2020.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

A belated welcome back to term 2 to all our families. I am very pleased to be back after several weeks recuperating from my recent surgery. My thanks and appreciation to the community for the prayers and well wishes during my absence. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Walsh for capably taking on the Acting Principal role over recent weeks. Thank you also to the staff at Christ the King who over the last two months adapted so quickly to transitioning from face to face teaching to learning online. Their commitment and professionalism is second to none and a credit to each and every one of them as educators. Finally I would like to commend the students and their parents for jumping on board so promptly and adapting to a new style of learning at home in these most trying and challenging times. Congratulations and thank you to all members of the CTK community for your efforts and persistence over the last few months.


As you would be aware the NSW Government and The Catholic Education Diocese Parramatta announced this week that from Monday 25th May, all schools will return to face to face teaching. Online monitored  learning will cease from today, Friday 22nd May. The marking of attendance rolls will revert back to normal practice [pre COVID -19]. The recording of flexible learning will cease with students being marked as either present or absent [explained or unexplained leave] Parents of students who have home situations that are characterised as vulnerable due to health concerns, are asked to get in contact with myself via email or phone. This will enable a discussion to occur, as to determine how these vulnerable students will be able to access the curriculum and maintain their learning. Your understanding and patience during this time of transition back to fulltime face to face teaching is greatly appreciated.


The current daily drop off and pick up procedures will remain in place until further notice.

Students are to be dropped off via the Top COLA and picked up at either the Bowral gate or TOP COLA. Parents are not permitted to enter the site. Burradoo Close access remains closed at this stage. All correspondence with staff is to be via email or phone. Access to the uniform shop is by appointment only that can be made through the office.


This Sunday we are celebrating the ascension of Jesus. Today we celebrate the climax of Jesus’ life. At his death he entered into the fullness of communion with God, seated at the right hand of the Father in ‘heaven’, where he became, in the words of scripture ‘the great king over all the earth’. Since Easter we have had a period of forty days in which we have been reflecting about all the different ways in which Jesus has kept the promise which he gave his disciples in today’s Gospel: ‘I am with you always, to the end of the age’. The forty days is itself symbolic of our life’s journey. We know that he will be with us at every stage of our life’s journey. 

Tony Hughes



Upcoming Events

Term 2, Week 5

Monday 25th May

  • Students are able to wear their Sport or School Winter Uniform.

Tuesday 26th May

  • Uniform Shop 8.00am-12.30pm - APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • PE: Year 6, Kindergarten

Wednesday 27th May

  • PE: Year 5, Year 2, Year 4 [Group 1]

Thursday 28th May

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

Term 2, Week 6

Tuesday 2nd June

  • Uniform Shop 8.00am-12.30pm - APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • PE: Year 6, Kindergarten

Wednesday 3rd June

  • PE: Year 5, Year 2, Year 4 [Group 1]

Thursday 4th June

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

Advanced Notice: Mark in your diary for 2020

Monday 8th June

Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

Term Dates for 2020

Term 2      Monday,      27th April          to      Friday, 3rd July

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

A Big Thank You From Year One

Year One are very passionate and are appreciative of the hard working nurses and doctors on the frontline during this time! They decided to share some messages to say thank you for all their hard work to keep us and others safe during this time.

Library News

Remember to encourage your children to visit the CTK Community Resource Portal for excellent websites to entertain and educate your child whilst at home. 


Our School Photo Day has been rescheduled to Friday 18th September 2020 (Term 3, Week 9).  Please mark this date in your diary.

Usually, in weeks 9 & 10 of Term 3, the weather begins to warm up enough that the children are allowed a change-over period to wear either their winter or summer uniform.  We will be requesting students to wear their SUMMER uniform for this school photo.  More details will be sent home closer to this day.

Orders which have already been made online will be held over to this date.  Ordering information for those that have not as yet placed their order will be sent home to families closer to the event.

Thank You

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