Christ the King North Rocks Newsletter

Term 4 Week 10: Friday 10th December, 2021.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, 

As the final week of the year draws to a close, I would like to thank our parent community for your support and contribution throughout 2021. This year has been a most trying and difficult year for us all to navigate. However as we see the light at the end of the tunnel, may I take this opportunity to thank and congratulate all of you for your patience, resilience and flexibility in working with us throughout the year to insure the education of our students was maintained.  A school’s community is only as effective as their parent body that supports the staff in the education and development of your children. For all your efforts, encouragement and enthusiasm throughout 2021, the staff and I are truly grateful. Your time and generosity is most appreciated. We look forward to your continued support in 2022!


I would like to thank and congratulate the staff at CTK for their continued commitment and ability to adjust to the changing educational environment that have been implemented throughout the year. Their professionalism, patience and the collaborative approach they have undertaken to deliver the curriculum to our students during these trying times is second to none. 


Today the teachers were introduced to their teachers for 2022. Please see below the Classroom Teachers for next year: 

Kindergarten- Mrs Erin Wynne / Mr Aaron Debrincat / Mrs Patrice Hanna

Yr 1 – Mrs Alexandra Trethowan / Mrs Dana Drivas

Yr 2 – Miss Sarah Brady / Mr Ben Kroon / Mrs Patrice Hanna

Yr 3 -  Mrs Kaylene Searson/  Ms Marie -Louise Tcherkezian

Yr 4 – Mr Ben Horne / Mrs Samantha Roberts / Mrs Mel Szoloch

Yr 5 – Mr Brad Mogan / Miss Shelja Chand / Mrs Mel Szoloch

Yr 6 – Miss Venice Boules / Mrs Julianne Walshe / Mrs Wendy Paley [Terms 1 & 2] Mrs Monica Burley [Terms 3 & 4]

A full Staff List will be included in our first Newsletter for 2022


We hope you all enjoyed our online Christmas concert today. The children and teachers certainly enjoyed putting it together and performing for you all. Thanks to all the teachers for their organisation of the event. A special thank you to our REC Mrs Wynne who co-ordinated the event and worked with the teachers over the last few weeks to bring the Christmas spirit alive in our community.


Yesterday parents would have received a communication regarding the Diocesan decision to allow students to finish school early due to the numerous outbreaks of COVID across the Diocese and the potential impact it may have on families over the Christmas period. This decision to finish school early will be left up to each individual family. Please be assured that school will remain open for families who choose to have their children remain at school till next Wednesday.


Merry Christmas and a safe and enjoyable holiday to all our CTK families and friends.


See you all next year

Tony Hughes

Something to ponder

Want to know more about how you can be more like Jesus, try weekend Mass

Upcoming Events

Term 4 Week 11

Monday 13th December

  • PE: Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 3, Year 5 and Year 6
  • Uniform Shop 8.00am - 11.00am email and phone orders only. Please note change of day and trading hours
  • Year 6 End of Year fun day

Tuesday 14th December

  • PE: Year 5, Year 2 & Year 4 (Gr1)
  • CTK SWIMMING CARNIVAL - (trial event only)
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation Ceremony 3.30 - 5.00pm

Wednesday 15th December

  • PE: Year 6 & Kindergarten
  • End of Year Achievement Awards (held via zoom for parents at 9.15am)
  • LAST DAY FOR ALL STUDENTS - Students may leave at 12.00pm
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation Ceremony 3.30 - 5.00pm

Thursday 16th December


Friday 17th December


Term 1 Week 1 - 2022

Wednesday 26th January 2022 - Australia Day Public Holiday

Friday 28th  January - Monday 31st  January

  • Year 1 to Year 6 Assessment days 

Tuesday 1st February 

  • Year 1-6 begin school
  • PE: Year 6, Year 2 and Year 4
  • Uniform Shop 8.00am - 12.30pm appointment only

Friday 28th January - Tuesday 1st February

  • Kindergarten assessment days

Wednesday 2nd February

  • Kindergarten begin full school days
  • PE: Kindergarten and Year 3

Thursday 3rd February

  • PE: Year 5, Year 1 and Year 4

Dates for your diary

Friday 18th February

  • 2022 Welcoming BBQ for new families - TBC

Friday 4th March

  • CTK Cross Country

Friday 8th April

  • Last Day Term 1

    Good Friday          Friday 15th April - public holiday

    Easter Sunday      Sunday 17th April - public holiday

    Easter Monday     Monday 18th April - public holiday    

    Anzac Day             Monday 25th April - public holiday

    Term 2:    Tuesday 26th April to Friday 1st July

    Term 3:    Monday 18th July to Friday 23rd September

    Term 4:    Monday 10th October to Friday 16th December

Other School News

Christ the King Swimming Carnival

Next Tuesday we will have our Swimming Carnival at Blacktown Aquatic Centre. This is only for students who will be turning 8 or more next year and who have registered. Those students who have not registered will remain at school. Students will need to be dropped off at Blacktown Aquatic Centre by 9:30 am and will need to be picked up at 12:00 from the front of the building. 

Students will need to bring their own towel, along with their Sports Uniform over their swimmers. Students will need to bring plenty of water and food to last them their time at the pool. Students are also encouraged to bring something to occupy them when they are not competing (no technology). If you have any questions please contact

Swimming School 2022

Next year we are proud to announce that we will be having a Swimming Program for all students from K-4. This will be a two week program run every day at Royal Life Saving Seven Hills and run during class time. More information about how this will work will be announced closer to the time.

PBS4L Semester 2 Top 4

To finish off the year, the top 4 token winners from Semester 2 had a day full of Christmas Craft!  

Well done to these students for being amazing role models in our school and striving hard to display positive behaviours for learning at all times. 

Ally Trethowan

Year 5 Item

In Year Five this term, students have been taking part in an '"Earth and Space Unit," learning about the different elements of Space as well as it's significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

In recent weeks students have begun preparing a 50/50 model which explores two very different ways space has been viewed. Students have had to use both their critical and creative thinking skills in order to research, design and now build their 50/50 models

We hope you enjoy having a look at some of their great work.

Wakakirri News

We are so disappointed that we were unable to complete our Wakakirri journey this year. We just wanted to say a big thank you to all of the cast members who gave up their lunchtimes for rehearsals and did so without complaint. 

We were so close to finishing our amazing production of The Wizard of Oz. It was all so exciting and then we had to stop. We were all devastated!!! 

We would also like to give a huge shoutout to the extremely generous mums who had already done so much behind the scenes with sourcing, shopping, sewing and painting. Thank you so much especially to Yue-Lin Trofa, Debbie Nguyen, Rosa Georges and Amy Kitson. Things like Wakakirri rely so much on the generosity of our community members and we are so grateful to have you in our CTK community.

Fingers crossed we will be able to get this production on to a stage in the future.

From the Wakakirri Team 

(Lara Kelly-Hosking, Sarah Cook and Danielle Young)

Library News

Premier's Reading Challenge 2021

Congratulations to all our CTK students who completed the PRC this year. What a wonderful achievement!

A special congratulations to Cameron L and Zachary T Year 6 who both received their Platinum Award this year as they have completed the challenge seven year running. 

The following students received their gold award for completing the challenge for the fourth successful year:

Eloise A Yr 3

Sophia A Yr 3

Charlotte B Yr 4

Emma B Yr 3

Ethan B Yr 6

Lucy B Yr 3

Ethan H Yr 4

Aarshlyne K Yr 3

Lara K Yr 5

William K Yr 3

Jake N Yr 3

Chanelle R Yr 3

James R Yr 4

Scarlett S Yr 4

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge

Every student has the opportunity to win a $500 gift voucher from JB HiFi every time they read a book and complete the entry form found on the CEDP website. There are hundreds of books available to read through the eLibrary eBooks collection. Good luck!

Guide to using SORA (eBook platform students have access to) School Subscriptions

All students have access to Reading Eggs, Mathletics or Mathseeds and Primary grades have Britannica, over the school holidays. Why not encourage your children to spend 15 minutes playing on one of these subscriptions before they game. All subscriptions can be accessed from the Holy Faith Library page on the school website.

Please have a thorough check around your home these holidays for any school resources. School library books and home readers are a shared resource and expensive to replace. Any books found should be returned next week or at the beginning of next year.

Remember reading is good for the soul, it builds empathy and resilience through identifying with the characters you meet.

Happy, holy Christmas.

Sarah Cook

Teacher Librarian LTST

Captain's Chat

Congratulations to the Christ the King community on making it through another two weeks of Term 4. We are only a few days away from the Christmas holidays. We have all had a big year this year and deserve the break.

On Friday Week 9 we had a Year 6 reflection day. The grade spent the day in the hall learning about being grateful for what we have. We even got to meet a seminarian who taught us about his story.

On Monday of Week 10 we all dressed up in Christmas colours to record our Christmas concert. In Year 6 we danced to different songs in groups and then did one big dance. It was a fun experience and a great way to start off the Week.

Finally on Tuesday Week 10 the Year 6 class of 2021 had their graduating mass. It was a wonderful experience. The entire grade and the teachers have done an amazing job this year. 

Good job CTK on another two weeks of learning. You have all done so well. We are only 3 days away from the school holidays, so it means we must continue striving to learn and grow. Everyone should be so excited and starting to get into the Christmas spirit.

2022 Pre-requisites

2022 Back-to School Information

Kindergarten 2022 Students

For the first three days of school, Friday 28th January, Monday 31st January and Tuesday 1st February 2022, the children are asked to attend a 1 hour individual assessment session at the school.

Please note: your child will only need to attend one session on one day.


Detailed information regarding these assessments and booking instructions will be sent home early next week.


Kindergarten will begin full school days on Wednesday 2nd February. The children will start and finish at normal time, 8.45am to 2.55pm, when they will be dismissed with the rest of the school. From this day, the children will need ‘fruit break’, ‘little lunch’, a drink and ‘big lunch’ for school each day.


2022 Year 1 - Year 6 Students

For the first two days of school, Friday 28th January and Monday 31st January, the children are asked to attend a 30minute individual assessment session at the school.

Please note: your child will only need to attend one session on one day.


Detailed information regarding these assessments and booking instructions will be sent home early next week.


Year 1 to Year 6 students will begin full school days on Tuesday 1st February

Uniform Shop 2022

The Uniform Shop will be open for face-to-face trading on Friday 28th January and Monday 31st January 2022 (covid regulations pending).  This will be by appointment only which you can organise with me via email or if you wish, an order form can be submitted and you will be notified when it is ready for collection on one of those days.

The Uniform Shop will then resume to the normal trading day of every Tuesday (beginning 1st February) from 8:10am - 12:30pm.  An appointment MUST be made for all Uniform Shop visits.  Please contact the School Office to make an appointment for the Uniform Shop.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Office with any enquiries.

Finance Update

Outstanding SCHOOL FEES ACCOUNTS are now Overdue.

A reminder that School Fee Accounts for 2021 were due on 18th November, 2021. Reminder notices have been sent out.

Please finalise your 2021 as soon as possible.  

For your convenience, payments via the Bpay and AusPostBillPay facilities will continue to be available during the holidays to enable debt to be cleared before the beginning of 2022.

Existing payment arrangements will also continue as scheduled.

If you are experiencing financial difficulties please contact Susan Ritchie via email or on 8846 2700 for assistance.

Thank you.

Susan Ritchie

Senior Finance

Parish News

Mass recommencing Christ the King Parish

COVID-19 restrictions have now been lifted and Masses have recommenced at Christ the King Parish.

Daily Masses have commenced each Wednesday at 9am, Thursday at 9am, Friday at 9.15am and Saturday at 9am.Please note there will be no Tuesday evening Masses until further notice.Weekend Masses have commenced with the Vigil Mass on Saturday at 5.30pm and continue on Sunday at 8am and 10am.

Please note the following:

Registration for Mass attendance will occur via the QR code utilising the Service New South Wales application on your smartphone. Pre-registration is no longer necessary.

The Christ the King parish QR Code is located on the windows of the church for parishioners to scan and register themselves and any dependents. If you do not have a smartphone, wardens will invite you to register by recording your name and phone number/email address manually on the sheets located in the church foyer. Please remember to check out after you leave Mass.

All attendees over the age of 12, must be wearing face masks before entering, inside and outside the church.

All attendees must adhere to the 1 person per 2sqm regulation. The wardens will count the number of attendees to ensure we do not go over a maximum of 240 persons.

All attendees must sanitise before entering the church and sanitise the pews before leaving.

We ask that these requirements be adhered to remain compliant, so we are not subjected to a maximum fine $55000 from the NSW Government Department of Health. Many thanks for your cooperation in remaining compliant with our parish COVID safety plan.

Return to Church

To welcome our parishioners back to Church, and celebrate the easing of restrictions, the Liturgy Committee of the Diocese has prepared this video you may wish to watch.

We hope it will act as an invitation back to Christ the King parish community and reunite with your faith family after a period of instability.


Click on this link to view: Return to Church

Christmas Mass Times 2021

  • Christmas Eve - Friday 24th   Children's Mass - 5.30pm 7.00pm & 9.00pm
  • Christmas Day - Saturday 25th  8am & 10am

Note there will be no evening Mass on Christmas Day or Vigil Mass for the Sunday.

Sunday Mass for the Feast of the Holy Family on 26 December  - Masses will be at 8am & 10am.


A Second Rite of Reconciliation will be held on Monday 20th December at 7.30pm - St Michael’s Church Chapel Lane, Baulkham Hills.

All parishioners are welcome to attend.

Individual Reconciliation (confession) will be held at Christ the King Church on Saturday morning 18 December from 9:30am - 10:30 AM and on Saturday afternoon 18 December from 3pm – 4pm.

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