Christ the King North Rocks Newsletter

Term 1 Week 10: Thursday 1st April, 2021.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

Our journey through Lent is over. The purple cloths, that adorned our churches for the last forty days have gone and replaced  with our churches and altars  decorated with flowers and we can now sing our Gloria and Alleluia with joy and celebration. The Lord is risen!

The Easter gospel names three people: Mary Magdalene, Peter and the ‘disciple who Jesus loved.’ By not being named, this disciple is in fact all of us, each of us are the ‘disciple whom Jesus loves.’ Mary, faithful to the end goes to the tomb and although it is dark, sees the stone has been removed. She quickly run and tells the others what she seen has and experienced; an empty tomb, burial cloths, and a head covering in another place. Having told the others, they too go to them tomb. They also see, but they more than just see. They see and believe. They see and believe with their hearts. The mystery of the resurrection is able to be seen because God gives us the eyes of faith. As Easter Sunday approaches, let us follow Mary’s example, let us too stand at the empty tomb and believe and then have the courage to proclaim the good new resurrection. This Easter, may what we believe in our hearts, profess with our lips, be seen in the work of our hands and the quality of our daily lives. Alleluia the Lord has Risen!

Thank you to our Yr 4 students who reenacted the Stations of the Cross for our school community on Tuesday. This moving and prayerful experience enabled us all to journey with Christ during the final hours of his life and to recall the sacrifice he made for us all through his passion and eventual death on the cross. Thank you to Mrs Szoloch, Mr Mogan, and Mrs Roberts, assisted by Mr Horne who prepared the children for this most special liturgical celebration. Thank you to the parents and friends who joined us on the day. It was great to see you all!

Thank you to all those who attended our Easter Hat parade this morning. Thanks to the parents who discovered  their “glue sticks” and creative flare in assisting in the making of the hats- they looked great. Thank you also to the teachers for their support with this event. Well Done Everyone?  

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 over the last three months as we slowly return to a “normal” as many of the COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed. It has been a welcomed site to welcome parents back onto the school site each day after such a long absence. Our new Kindergarten children have settled in most successfully into our community with our Year Six students one term closer to graduating from primary school. 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 term two later this month.

I wish you and your families a Holy and Happy Easter.

Tony Hughes

C TK Principal

Something to ponder

Want some free advice on raising children, weekend Mass may have the answer!

Upcoming Events

Term 2, Week 1

Monday 19th April

  • Sports Program: All Students in Sports Uniform
  • Boot Camp
  • Cool Kids Music Club begins 3.00 - 4.30pm

Tuesday 20th April

  • Uniform Shop 8.00am - 12.30pm - appointment only via the office
  • PE: Year 5, Kindy, Year 4 {Group 1}
  • Drama Club: Years 3 & 4

Wednesday 21st April

  • PE: Year 6, Year 2
  • Drama Club: Years 5 & 6
  • Chess begins: 3.00-4.00pm

Thursday 22nd April

  • PE: Year 3, Year 1, Year 4 {Group 2}
  • Drama Club: Years 1 & 2

Friday 23rd April

  • BAND: 7.45am for all existing students from 2020 only. Band groups for new & existing students throughout the day.
  • ICE BLOCK DAY - HELD OVER FROM TERM 1. Ice blocks will resume in Term 4.
  • Design & Building Club at lunchtime

Saturday 24th April

  • First Eucharist Ceremony 5.30pm

Sunday 25th April

  • First Eucharist Ceremonies 8.00am + 10.00am

Term 2, Week 2

Monday 26th April

  • Sports Program: All Students in Sports Uniform
  • Boot Camp
  • Cool Kids Music Club 3.00 - 4.30pm

Tuesday 27th April

  • Uniform Shop 8.00am-12.30pm - appointment only via the office.
  • PE: Year 5, Kindy, Year 4 {Group 1} 
  • Drama Club: Years 3 & 4

Wednesday 28th April

  • PE: Year 6, Year 2 
  • Drama Club: Years 5 & 6
  • CHESS: 3.00-4.00pm

Thursday 29th April

  • PE: Year 3, Year 1 Year 4 {Group 2} 
  • Drama Club: Years 1 & 2

Friday 30th April

  • BAND: 7.45am for all existing students from 2020 only. Band groups for new & existing students throughout the day.

Saturday 1st May

  • First Eucharist Ceremony 5.30pm

Sunday 2nd May

  • First Eucharist Ceremonies 

Dates for your diary

Wednesday 5th May


Friday 7th May

  • Mother's Day Liturgy & Celebration

Saturday 8th May

  • First Eucharist Ceremony 5.30pm

Sunday 9th May

  • First Eucharist Ceremonies 8.00am + 10.00am

Tuesday 11th May

  • Naplan Yr 3 & Yr 5 Writing

Wednesday 12th May

  • Naplan Yr 3 & Yr 5 Reading 

Thursday 13th May

  • Naplan Yr 3 & Yr 5 Language Conventions

Saturday 15th May

  • First Eucharist Ceremony 5.30pm

Sunday 16th May

  • First Eucharist Ceremonies 8.00am + 10.00am

Tuesday 18th May

  • Naplan Yr 3 & Yr 5 Numeracy

Term 2      Monday,      19th April              to      Friday, 25th June

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

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

Other School News

Reminder to parents regarding sick students

Students who have flu-like symptoms are asked to:

  • not send your child to school
  • complete the Skoolbag Absentee form. Sick or Unwell will not be accepted. Please explain illness.
  • have a COVID test
  • please send your child's COVID results to the office before your child returns to school.

Evacuation Drill

Yesterday the school practiced an evacuation drill from classrooms, library, sports and office areas.  The practice of these emergency procedures is held to ensure that all our students and staff know the appropriate emergency response and are kept as safe as possible in the event of a fire.

Students have been practicing the emergency procedures and after the event had an opportunity to discuss the drill with their teachers.

Daylight Savings 3rd April / 4th April 2021


Don’t forget to turn your clock BACK when you go to bed on Saturday night 3rd April.

CTK Winter Uniform - Term 2 Changeover

There will be a grace / change-over period for the first 2 weeks of Term 2 depending on the weather. During this time, at parent discretion, children may wear either their summer or winter school uniform. 

Please ensure whichever uniform your child wears, it is the full uniform, i.e. not girls summer uniform with tights or boys shorts with long sleeved shirts. 

Thank you.

Library News

Premier's Reading Challenge 202.

Please continue to encourage your children to read this holiday and record the books for the PRC. Visit your local library, it's like a lolly shop of books for children.

State Library of NSW - More fun at the Library!

Looking for something to entertain your children this holiday. Click here to see what the State Library of NSW has to offer. 

How this first term has been going for us.

This term has been an introduction to our new roles as the 2021 school captains of Christ the King. We have been able to learn a new sense of responsibility, and maturity which has lead us to become better classmates and students. We have now experienced the true abilities that our roles have to benefit the school. Through this term we have conducted twenty assemblies and one liturgy. So far, this term we have been able to earn greater confidence and many new skills. Our teachers have supported us the entire way, (so far) to show us how to manage the new leadership positions. We are so lucky to have been chosen by our teachers and peers as school captains and we really want to prove everyone proud. 

We both still remember the feeling as soon as our names got called out it was amazing. We remember when we were sitting in the church patiently waiting for the announcement. Our knees were shaking, and our hearts were racing it was nerve racking. Though the relief of our names being called was as though we had accomplished something amazing. Ok, enough about us, before we finish writing the Captains Chat for this term we would like to wish everybody a very Happy Easter! We hope you all enjoy your holidays, your chocolates and Jesus’ resurrection. We would love to have you guys come back to school next term excited to learn many new things.

Happy Easter!!

From Mackenzie and George.

2021 School Fees Accounts


Term One School Fees were due on Wednesday 17th March, 2021.

If you have paid, thank you.  Thank you also to the many parents who have taken up Payment Arrangements. If you have not received your school fees statement for 2021 or if you wish to discuss your account please contact Susan Ritchie on 8846 2700.

Thank you,

Susan Ritchie

Senior Finance

The Good News from CTK to YOU

Is it really the body and blood of Jesus?

This week marks the holiest and most important time for our Church. As we begin Holy week our Lenten journey draws to a close and Christians around the world prepare for the events of this week; from the joyful time of Palm Sunday, to the sadness and lamentations of Good Friday. One event to take place this week is of course Holy Thursday. Holy Thursday marks the day when Jesus instituted two of the sacraments of our faith; Holy Orders and the Eucharist. The reality of Holy Orders is very plain and easy to see - we see this sacrament in effect every time we pass a priest, nun, brother or any other person who has taken the vows to dedicate their life and service to God. However the reality of the eucharist is far more difficult to comprehend - is the small piece of bread really the body and blood of Jesus? In the bible when Jesus spoke of people needing to eat his body and drink his blood (prior to the Last Supper) most of those who heard those words walked away. Today our world relies heavily on scientific evidence before we are willing to really believe. But what if there was scientific evidence to back up this bold statement from Jesus - Would people believe? Saint Pope John Paul II addressed this issue during his time as Pope and noted the necessity of both faith and reason. One is reliant on the other - we know we exist (reason) our faith tells us that it is God who created. 

I’d like to bring to your attention an amazing event that took place a number of years ago. Some of you reading will be aware of this story - but for many others you might find yourself scratching your head as to why you have not heard this story before. For the purposes of this newsletter item we will stick to dot points to get the message across concisely. 

August 18th, 1996, Argentina

A priest (Fr Pezet) was alerted to a discarded host in an unused candle holder. Not wanting to consume it as it was dusty, and not able to discard it, he placed it in a bowl of water and placed it inside the tabernacle as per requirements.

August 26th

  • Praying in front of the tabernacle, Fr Pezet noticed something strange inside the bowl - it was beginning to turn a red colour and what appeared to look like blood was forming inside the bowl. Only the priest and the Eucharistic minister had a key to the tabernacle.

  • Fr Pezet had photographs taken of the bowl. The first on the 26th August, then 12 days later. The photos showed the small red spots growing and spreading.

  • Then Archbishop, Fr Jorje Bergoglio, was called in to investigate. Representatives were sent and a sample was carefully taken and sent for forensic examination. Blind examinations were conducted in accordance with guidelines - meaning that the samples are not sent with any instructions or background - simply to discover what they contain. 

  • Mike Willesee was present for the findings and took along his film crew

The findings (3 years later)

The scientist(s) who examined the sample had no idea where it came from or what the purpose of the investigation was. He reported;

  • The sample is human flesh containing white and red blood cells

  • The flesh is from the heart, the left ventricular wall - the part that makes the heart beat and pumps blood to all parts of the body

  • The heart muscle is inflamed, meaning there has been a recent injury like those in cases where the scientific investigator had seen a person severely beaten around the chest

  • There were still lots of intact white blood cells

  • It was noted that white blood cells can only exist if they are fed by a living body - therefore this sample is alive

  • Mike Willesee asked how long it could survive if it was placed in water - they would dissolve within minutes and no longer exist was the reply

  • The scientific investigator was keen to know how and where this sample was taken as it defied his understanding

The reveal

  • It was then revealed to the scientific investigator that the sample had been placed in tap water and stored for 3 years. 

  • The reply was that this is “Absolutely unbelievable. No explanation can be given by science.”

  • It was then revealed where the substance originated from.

  • “How or why a communion host could change its character and become living flesh and blood is outside the ability of science to answer.”

  • The Archbishop involved in the process, Archbishop Jorje Begoglio is better known today as Pope Francis.

This is not one such story of its kind. There are many others that include similar outcomes - in some instances the objects are on display today for public viewing. All have similar results in that the sample is living, contains heart tissue and has shown no sign of degradation even after hundreds of years. They have even been able to identify a blood type - but strangely enough not the dna profile. Whilst it would be nice to think that the Church could fabricate results, the ability to create living heart tissues that exist for years outside of a body is still beyond the realm of any scientist today. 

Miracles are often given as a way to strengthen and remind us that God is in charge and that nothing is outside His realm. Just as our Lord revealed His glory to Peter, James and John at the Transfiguration he continues to reveal Himself in other ways to us today. It ultimately is up to us to take the next step. During the time of Jesus, many people mocked and asked Jesus for miracles even as He hung on the cross - asking for one more sign before they would believe. Through faith and reason we are able to come to a closer understanding of the realities of the Eucharist. Whilst not every host may change into living tissue - the reality that it is Jesus’ body and blood is still very much evident. 

With the scientific realities of reason and with our personal faith we too can come to a better understanding of the words that Jesus spoke to all of us at the Last Supper - that this is His body and blood; His sacrifice for us. 

We wish you a Holy and healthy Easter Season.

Amazing Project Compassion News!!!

A BIG THANK YOU to the amazing CTK community for your generosity in donating to Caritas’ Lenten appeal.  

As a school community we were able to raise $660.00.

This is the highest total that our school community has ever raised!  On behalf of Caritas and the most vulnerable in our community a big THANK YOU :)

We wish you all a happy, Holy and safe Easter.

Parish News

Holy Week - Easter Mass times

Mass attendance with COVID restrictions currently still in place of a maximum of 240 persons in the church, pre-registering to attend your preferred Easter Mass is strongly recommended.

The Eventbrite platform is now open for parishioners to register at the following Easter Masses.

Please click on the Eventbrite link to register your attendance:                                               


HOLY WEEK 2021 - Easter Masses      



    Thursday 1st April




Friday 2nd April



Friday 2nd April



    Saturday 3rd April

7pm NOT 5:30pm


Sunday 4th April



Sunday 4th April


Weekend Masses

We are currently allowed to have a maximum of 120 persons attending each Mass.

All Parishioners must wear a MASK while attending 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

There is a limit of 100 people at each Mass. excluding the celebrant and assistants. All Masses are regularly evaluated and updated accordingly. We have designated the Sunday 8am Mass for Seniors of our Parish but of course anyone may attend. 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 100 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

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