Christ the King North Rocks Newsletter

2020, Term 2 Week 10: Friday 3rd July, 2020.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents

The theme of this morning’s weekly staff prayer was based on how in the last six months the C OVID-19 pandemic has impacted upon us as individuals, our families and our school community. I would like to share with you the teachers reflections and responses to the following statement: If this time has taught me anything……

-         it is that any situation can still have a positive outcome depending on how you treat it

-         it is to enjoy the simple and small things in life

-         it has highlighted that we learn, we unlearn and we relearn

-         it is that we must be patient and understand that there is a reason for everything

-         it has reinforced the need to trust in others and respond to achieve what may seem to be impossible

-         it is important to look beyond the present and respond to achieve what may seem to be impossible

-         it is that hope is a course of action

-         it is that every challenge has a course of action and a solution

-         it is that life is a fragile gift that needs to be treasured and nurtured

-         it is that family is everything

-         it has made me realise that we should take nothing for granted

-         it is the importance of a community and the support we experience from being a part of it



As the term draws to a close, I would like to thank you all for your support of the school community, our staff and the education of our students over the last ten weeks. It has been a busy and productive term with many highlights and achievements recorded over the last three months irrespective of the COVID-19 pandemic. During these trying months of self-isolation, online learning and restrictions, our community has shown great resilience and co-operation in working together in partnership to insure the children’s learning has continued even though it has been through a variety of different platforms.  My thanks and appreciation to the staff for their professionalism and dedication to their teaching roles throughout the term. May the holidays be a relaxing period for all members of our community and a time to renew one’s energy as we embark on the second semester later this month.


Over the last fortnight I have been in consultation with Parramatta Council’s Traffic Engineering Department in regards to finding a sustainable solution to the traffic congestion on Statham Ave both during the drop off and pick up each day. Apart from looking at further signage on Statham Ave, discussions have been held about a feasibility study being conducted in the coming weeks to determine the viability of establishing an additional  drop off and pick up system in Burradoo Close for families that live north of the school. If approved this additional zone would reduce the congestion on Statham Ave and the already established pick up and drop off zone would be designated for families to utilise that live south of the school in the Oatlands / Kingsdene areas.  I will keep you informed over the coming weeks of how the discussions are progressing.

Have a great holiday and enjoy the time with your families


Tony Hughes



Upcoming Events

Term 3, Week 1

Monday 20th July

Sports Program: All Students in Sports uniform - RETURNING

Tuesday 21st July

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

Wednesday 22nd July

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

Thursday 23rd July

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

Friday 24th July

  • Band groups throughout the day only.

Term 3, Week 2

Monday 27th July

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

Tuesday 28th July

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

Wednesday 29th July

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

Thursday 30th July

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

Friday 31st July 

  • ATHLETICS CARNIVAL - All Students from Year 2 - Year 6 ONLY

Advanced Notice: Mark in your diary for 2020

Friday 14th August 

  • CTK Athletics Carnival back-up day

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

Captain's Chat

WOW! What a crazy term everyone has had! It was quite a confusing semester but we got through it together. Having a community behind us like this can make these weird and challenging times a whole lot easier. The people that have helped us through are unbelievable. Transitioning from school to home to back to school again, everything has been upside down. It took a while to adjust, but as a school we made it through. 

Besides all of the back and forth, we as a school have had a really fun time since coming back. The teachers guaranteed us that returning to school wouldn’t be extremely difficult and instead a really great opportunity to get back into our learning. Not only that, we have had a great time outside. Nothing was better than entering the school gates again!! Eventually things got back to normal and school just felt like a day-to-day thing again. I guess this wasn’t such a bad thing because we learnt A LOT, and got to play with our friends like usual. 

Once the school was back on track, Year 6 students began to think about seeing their buddies. Luckily, our teachers swooped in and saved us by giving the buddies a whole day to spend with each other. The day would be filled up with year 1 doing fun activities with Year 6. Year 1 and Year 6 made parachutes out of everyday items which were tested when we dropped them from the balcony and waited to see if our water balloons would pop or not. It was so much fun making the parachutes and watching them in action!!  After Lunch, Year 6 and Year 1 came together again to play games and to watch the Emoji Movie. In the end, the day was very fun and a great opportunity to spend some time with our buddies!

We are very thankful for the community that we have here at Christ The King, and we are very lucky to be a part of a school community such as this. The transition back to school wasn’t as challenging as we expected as the staff members of CTK made life so much easier for us all. Not only was the transition made easier, but our teachers made sure we had a great end to Term 2 . We wish you all a very fun filled, happy and safe holiday!!

Sincerely the CTK School Captains, Laura and Jack!


Year 6 Spending time with their buddies

News from the Library

Premier's Reading Challenge 2020

The PRC finishes on Friday 28 August. Please encourage your child to complete this very worthwhile reading challenge. All students were given either a paper or online copy of the PRC Reading Challenge recording sheet at the beginning of the year to record the books that they read. Due to COVID 19 the rules have changed slightly to make it easier for students who have had trouble accessing books to complete the challenge. In summary students are able to add up to 10 personal choice books (up from 5). The PRC website has easy instructions for adding these books.

All students will receive their PRC login details early Term 3. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me through the school office should you have any questions. Students who are close to completing the challenge should see me for some quick reads.

Enjoy the holidays and remember snuggling up with your children and a good book is precious:)

Sarah Cook Teacher Librarian LTST

Christ the King Athletics Carnival

Athletics Carnival Permission notes were sent home this week. Please return to your classroom teacher by Friday 3rd July, 2020.

This year the Christ the King Athletics Carnival is tentatively booked for Friday 31st July, 2020. (Back up date 14th August 2020) at Gooden Reserve, Winston Hills. These dates will be confirmed early next term when we have greater understanding of the COVID-19 restrictions being relaxed.

This is an important day for the fostering of school spirit and therefore it is expected that all students from Years 2-6 participate in the events as outlined below. Further information for Kindergarten and Year 1 will be sent home when details have been confirmed.

The children will compete / participate according to the age they turn this year (as of 31/12/2020).

Has your child been absent over the last 7 days? Have you notified the school?

Did you know that if your child is absent from school, you have 7 days to supply an explanation. The preferred method is via a skoolbag notification but you can also send an email or telephone the school.

If we do not receive an explanation within 7 days of your child’s absence, their attendance record will be marked as ‘Unexplained’.  This is a permanent notation on their attendance file.

Our appreciation and thanks to the families who continually notify the school whenever their child is absent.

Is your child taking leave either side of the school holidays?

A reminder that the school must be advised via email if a student will be absent from school for leave other than illness.


Thank you for your understanding.


School Fees statements have been issued for Term 2.

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'.

As communicated to families this week, Day Excursions and Overnight Excursions for Years 5 & 6 are not going ahead this year due to COVID restrictions. A credit has been applied to your school fees statements for these cancelled events. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any information or further assistance you may require.

Thank you,  

Susan Ritchie

Senior Finance 

Parish News

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

As from Wednesday 1 July, the number of people allowed inside a place of worship will be determined by the one person per 4 square metre rule. Therefore adhering to this rule, Christ the King Church can accommodate a maximum of 120 persons per Mass. 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 120 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

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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