Christ the King North Rocks Newsletter

Term 3 Week 8: Friday 3rd September 2021

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

Happy Father’s Day to all our Dads for Sunday!

On Friday the 17th September [last day term 3] the CTK staff will participate in a Staff Development day. On this pupil free day, there will be no online learning nor will there be any supervision on site at school. Parents will be required to organise supervision for their children on the day. Your support in this matter is greatly appreciated.


Semester two reports for each student will be based on the work submitted from their online learning tasks. No E-A grades will be awarded this semester.  Teachers will provide a brief comment for Literacy, Numeracy and Religious Education as well as a brief general statement. Teachers will also give an effort rating for a variety of online learning behaviours. 


Following the announcement of the NSW Government return to school plan in term 4, the following schedule will apply. Please note that these dates  are subject to future COVID-19 lock downs and restrictions.



Return Date to School

Kindergarten and Yr1   

Monday 25th Oct [Week 4]

Yr  2 and Yr  6

Monday 1st Nov [Week 5]

Yrs 3,4 and 5

Monday 8th Nov [Week 6]

More details regarding the return to school schedule will be forwarded to families in the coming weeks. 


We acknowledge the effort that families have been making to ensure that their children meet these online learning expectations. Your efforts, patience and persistence are much appreciated and valued by us all.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of these aspects please do not hesitate to contact me via email []  or by phone [0432056959]


Thank you for your continued support.


Tony Hughes


Something to ponder

Keep mentally strong, brush your teeth on one leg.

Upcoming Events

Dates for your diary

Friday 17th September

  • Staff Development / Pupil Free Day

Monday 4th October 


Friday 12th November - Please note this date has been updated.



Term 3      Monday,      12th July                to      Friday, 17th September

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

Other School News

Father's Day Prayer Liturgy Zoom

Thank you to all who joined us for our very special Father’s Day Prayer liturgy Zoom this morning. It was wonderful to see so many of our CTK Dad’s and families gathered together in prayer.

Father’s Day Prayer

Lord we honour our fathers. Like you, our fathers provide for us, direct our paths into truth, and lead us into the way that is right. In your wisdom and love you made all things. 

Bless these men, that they may be strengthened as fathers. 

Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. 

Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honour them always with a spirit of deep love and respect. 

May your Holy Spirit constantly inspire them with justice and mercy, wisdom and strength, patience and self-giving love. 

May they receive your grace abundantly, and may they come to experience you through the care and love they give to us. 


Wishing all Dads, Grandpas and father figures in our community, a very Happy Father’s Day on Sunday! Thank you for all that you do for us.

Erin Wynne

Acting Religious Education Coordinator

Library News

What a wonderful virtual Book Week we had. Many students and teachers dressed as their favourite book character and had lots of fun completing the book week challenges set by their teachers. Other students read in their favourite places and in some really unusual places. Thank you to all the teachers, students and parents who help to make reading for pleasure such a success.

Visit our website gallery page to see some photos.  

Sarah Cook

Teacher Librarian LTST

Year 3 Item

Year 3 would love to share their Father’s Day artwork completed this week, just in time to present it to their dads.

We have some budding artists who are truly capturing their dad’s inner selves.

Captain's Chat

Welcome everybody to Week 8 of Christ the King doing online learning. We are so appreciative of you all doing your best in this difficult situation. We both wish we could all come back to school and see all of you, but unfortunately things aren’t really going that way. 

Father’s Day Liturgy:

We want to start off this week’s newsletter with the Father’s Day Liturgy. It was wonderful to be able to come together. All of the Christ the King families who joined this week did a great job listening in and being respectful. The Year 3 and Year 4 readers did an awesome job and the teachers who planned the liturgy made it wonderful to watch and listen. 

Book Week: 

Last Friday, we celebrated another two weeks of online learning with book week! This year, the book week theme was: Old worlds, New worlds and Other world’s. It was great seeing everyone get dressed up for this fun occasion, even though it was was on zoom. Everyone dressed up wonderfully 

Premiers Reading Challenge:

Just a quick reminder, this week is the last week to finish the premier’s reading challenge. Make sure you read as much as you can!

Stars of the Week:

One last thing before we finish up, we want to congratulate the stars of the week. From Year 6 we had: Mariana and Christian From Year 5 we had: Jack From Year 4 we had: Hamish, Olivia t From Year 2 we had: Eva, Victor and finally From Year 1 we had: Zara  

Keep going everyone, you are all doing so well and we really appreciate how How guys are handling the situation. We only have two weeks to go, so close! If we can last another two weeks, we can have as much fun, in our homes, during our two week break for the holidays.

George and Mackenzie


SCHOOL PHOTO DAY / NEW DATE - Friday 12th November

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Online orders are the preferred method however cash may be secured in the order envelope. Exact payment only - no change will be given.

School Fee Update

2021 School Fee Term 3 Instalment  accounts were due on 18th August.

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

If you are experiencing financial difficulties at the moment please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss options for assistance.

Given this year's Covid restrictions a number of activities have been cancelled and school fee reversals have been processed.  Activity/Excursion fee reversals processed to date include:

  • Year 6 Canberra Excursion
  • Year 5 Blue Gum Camp
  • Wakakirri Registration & Ticket purchase (less exp incurred by school - $33.00 per student)

Further reversals to be processed include:

  • Activity fee reduction - Cancellation  of Athletics Carnival
  • Activity fee reduction - Cancellation of SISA prog - Tms 3 & 4.

Fee reversals applied to fees that create a credit on your account are  rolled over to 2022 School Fees.

Credits generated on Year 6 accounts will roll to Dio High School 2022 or a refund will be processed as applicable.

Due to the confidential nature of School Fee enquiries please ensure that when contacting the school via email, you use the email address noted on your School Fee Statement: 

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Susan Ritchie

Senior Finance 

Parish News

Message from Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv - Afghanistan

Community News

City of Parramatta Libraries - Online Events

During September, City of Parramatta Libraries is celebrating Spring into Health, a partnership with Western Sydney Local Health District, to share the latest health and wellbeing information for families. 

One of our programs that your school community might be interested in is ‘Healthy snack and lunch ideas for children’ An online 20-minute live presentation for parents providing a range of ideas and practical tips to inspire them to provide tasty options from each of the five core food groups.


Monday 6 Sept – 10.30am

Tuesday 14 Sept – 3.40pm

Friday 24 Sept – 10.30am

Thursday 30 Sept – 3.40pm

Cost: Free

Bookings required. Bookings and further information about ‘Spring into Health’

School Holidays Big Bang Science Workshop - Kitchen Science Chaos - Online (8-15 years)

Science is all around you- even at home in the kitchen. Why the kitchen? That’s because all the BEST chemistry happens in the kitchen.

Presented by Children’s Discovery 

Date: Wednesday 29 September

Time: 11am to 12pm

Cost: $3.00

Bookings: required

See what other online events are happening at the library by checking our ‘What’s On’ page, that is regularly updated

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