Christ the King North Rocks Newsletter

Term 4 Week 2: Friday 15th October 2021

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

Gospel focus

As parents and teachers, we often wonder if our children are listening to what we say. In the Gospel this Sunday Jesus is questioning if people are hearing and understanding what he is saying. Throughout his ministry he constantly questioned his Apostles, the chosen ones in a similar vein. The Gospel message for all listeners this week is about” focussing on the needs of others listening them and leading by empowering and uplifting- make the sacrifice to assist in your daily life in the service of others”   


Welcome back to term 4 2021.  We welcome back our students to school for the final seven weeks of the school year. The final term of the year presents us with several challenges as we wind down to the conclusion of a most challenging year in many aspects [especially scholastically] due to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic and the extended lockdown. The NSW State Government has mandated that students will be required to return to face to face learning at school. Kindergarten and Yr 1 students will return by 18th with Yrs 2-6 returning on Monday 25th October. Once students return to school on these designated days, online remote learning will cease. It is our intention to focus intently over the final weeks of the term on the literacy, numeracy and RE outcomes of each of our students.  The expectation is that all students will return over the next week ready to engage in their studies as their main priority.


Yesterday a return to school communication was distributed to families of Kindergarten and Year 1 students as they prepare to begin school next Monday. COVID safe protocols and procedures were outlined in the communication. An updated email will be distributed mid next week to all families as there will be further amendments to protocols and procedures as we welcome back the remainder of students [Yrs 2-6] on the 25th of October. It is imperative that all members of our community adhere to the outlined requirements to insure the health and wellbeing of our students teachers and parents. 


Unfortunately, due to the recent COVID lockdown over the last four months Welcomeasy our online lunch order service has ceased trading. Therefore lunch orders will not be available for the remainder of the year. I am working in consultation with CEDP in sourcing a new online lunch service for next year.

It is anticipated that weekend masses will resume at Christ the King Parish from the weekend 23rd/24th October. This will be confirmed later next week as COVID -19 milestones are reached and restrictions reviewed.


Our Kindergarten 2020 zoom Parent Information evening will be held this Tuesday night 19th Oct commencing at 7pm. Zoom invitations will be emailed to parents next week. If you have not received the email invitation, please contact the school office ASAP. We look forward to meeting with our new parents of our 2022 Kindergarten children.

Have a great week!

Tony Hughes   


Something to ponder

Attending Mass on the weekend with your children leads to strong communication and relationships with them.

Upcoming Events

Dates for your diary

Monday 18th October

  • Kindergarten and Year 1 return to school

Tuesday 19th October

  • Kindy 2022 Parent Information Zoom Session 7pm

Monday 25th October

  • Year's 2 - Year's 6 return to school

Friday 5th November - Please note this date has been updated.


Monday 22nd November

  • Kindergarten 2022 Transition Day 1

Wednesday 24th Novmeber

  • Kindergarten 2022 Transition Day 2

Tuesday 30th November

  • Kindergarten 2022 Orientation Day 1

Wednesday 1st December

  • Kindergarten 2022 Orientation Day 2

Wednesday 15th December

  • Last Day for Students

Thursday 16th December

  • Staff Development / Pupil Free Day

Friday 17th December

  • Staff Development / Pupil Free Day


Term 4      Tuesday,      5th October         to      Friday, 17th December

Other School News

RE News

Today, we gathered together as a whole school in prayer on Zoom to commemorate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

Thank you to Year 3 and 4 who hosted a beautiful liturgy.

On this feast day, we remember that our mother Mary is someone we can go to in times of need. We can pray the Rosary to talk to her and ask her for help. Praying to Mary is also a way that we can talk to God. The Rosary gives us hope in hard times.

Praying the Rosary is like holding Mary’s hand.

Today we all prayed a decade of the rosary together as a school community and shared our needs with Mary.

As we return to school and normal life over the next few weeks, we ask Mary to hold our hand.

Erin Wynne

Acting Religious Education Coordinator

Library News

Online learning has given us the opportunity to have a good look through our library resources. Our goal has been to cull older, non relevant resources so that when the library re-opens next year, students will be delighted with a refreshed collection to keep them enthusiastic about reading. One of our main focuses has been to make our non fiction (factual) books more accessible. To complete this work we need all library resources returned when your child returns to school. Please have a look around the house and encourage your child to look for books from our library. 

Students can continue to read using our eBook collection accessed through the library home page and most public libraries have reopened.

Contact me through the school library should you have any questions. 

Sarah CookTeacher

Librarian LTST

All students will return to school in Term 4 wearing their Summer Uniform.

Girls Summer Uniform  -  Maroon, white & grey check dress with white collar and maroon tab tie - maroon zip jacket or woollen jumper with school crest, black leather shoes and white fold down socks.

Boys Summer Uniform  -  Grey shorts - short-sleeved striped shirt - short grey socks with maroon and gold stripes with black leather lace-up or Velcro strap shoes (no boots) - maroon zip jacket                                                                                                       or woollen jumper with school crest.

Uniform Shop Dates 2021 / 2022

Open days for the remainder of 2021

Monday 22nd November  8.00am – 3.30pm    by appointment only [only for Kindy 2022 children]

**Please ensure you do not book a uniform fitting during your child’s Transition session i.e. if your child is in Group 1 today, your appointment should be before 9am or after 10:30am…… if your child is in Group 2 today, your appointment should be before 11:30am or after 1:00pm**


Tuesday 23rd November   8.00am – 12.30pm 

Usual trading day  - please contact the school office to book an appointment for this day


Wednesday 24th November 8.00am – 3.30pm by appointment only [only for Kindy 2022 children]

**Please ensure you do not book a uniform fitting during your child’s Transition session i.e. if your child is in Group 2 today, your appointment should be before 9am or after 10:30am…… if your child is in Group 1 today, your appointment should be before 11:30am or after 1:00pm**


Tuesday 30th November 12.00pm – 3.30pm   

by appointment only [only for Kindy 2022 children]


Wednesday 1st December 12.00pm – 3.30pm 

by appointment only [only for Kindy 2022 children]


Monday 6th December  8.00am - 3:30pm

by appointment only [only for Kindy 2022 children]


Monday 13th December   8.00am – 11.30am    Morning only - Closed from 12pm for Stocktake

Change of usual trading day {last week of school}  - please contact the school office to book an appointment for this day


January 2022 

Please note:  the School Office phone is unmanned  from 16th December 2021 to 26th January 2022.   Please contact Mrs Cassar via email  for any enquiries or to book a Uniform Shop appointment for one of these days below.


Friday 28th January 2022         8.00am – 3:30pm  – by appointment only (open to whole school)

Monday 28th January 2022     8.00am – 3:30pm  – by appointment only  (open to whole school)

Tuesday 31st January 2022     8.00am - 12:30pm  - Usual trading day by appointment only

Tuesday 31st January 2022     12:30pm - 3:30pm -  by appointment only (for Kindergarten only)


From Tuesday 8th  February 2022 onwards the Uniform Shop will be open every Tuesday from 8.00am – 12:30pm. An appointment MUST be made to visit the Uniform Shop.  Please contact the School Office by phone 8846 2700 or via email to book your appointment.

2021 Term 4 Parent Fees Information Statement Update

Term 4 School Fee Statements for those on fee arrangements and/or have outstanding fees have been mailed out and should be received by families by the end of next week - Friday 22nd October, 2021.

Statements have an extended due date of 18th November, 2021.

Should you wish to discuss your account or if you are experiencing financial difficulties please do not hesitate to contact me at the school on 8846 2700 for assistance.

Thank you. 

Susan Ritchie 

Senior Finance.

Lunch Orders are no longer available

Sadly, we have been advised that due to the COVID pandemic and the ongoing uncertainties, Welcomeasy has made the difficult decision to cease our school catering business.

We will keep you updated as to when we have a new 'lunch order' provider.


Captain's Chat

Welcome back everybody to Term 4. Congrats, it’s the final term of 2021!! You all have been doing so so well to be able to continue learning during this tough time. Thankfully, God has heard our prayers and we will be returning back to school soon! We are both so excited to see you all after a whole term. 


First, we will talk about the liturgy. Thank you to Mrs Wynne who planned the wonderful liturgy, celebrating Our Lady of the Rosary. A very big thank you to all of our wonderful Stage 2 readers who did a great job in our liturgy. Everyone did such a great job with the rosary and it was very special to be apart of it.

Going back to school:

We are so excited to go back to school in week 4 and are so happy that we are going to get back in routine and see each other again. We really hope that everyone is doing well and we hope you're ready to come back to normal school life. As we know Kindergarten and Year 1 are going a week early but stage two and three get to see them in another weeks time.


We cannot wait to see everyone again and are so excited that we can all be back together as a school. We are ready to have a good last term of 2021 at CTK and we are going to make it one of the best. See you all on Monday Week 4.


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Community News

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