Christ the King North Rocks Newsletter

Term 1 Week 4: Friday 18th February, 2022.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,  

This week we held our Parent information Zoom evenings for 2022. Thank you to the teachers for their preparation and for giving up their family time to be available to do this most informative presentation. Thank you also to the parents who attended the sessions. I trust these presentations were most valuable in outlining the learning content and classroom protocols and expectations for the year ahead. A special thanks to the parent who have taken on the responsibility of being the Class parent representatives for 2022. Below is one of the prayers that was used at one of the presentations that I believe summarises the partnership involved between school and home watched over by God our Heavenly Father in our Catholic school community. May we continue to pray for our CTK family as we continue the evangelisation of the Word of God and what it means to belong to a Catholic community.


God of wisdom and might,

We praise you for the wonder of ourBeing, for mind, body and spirit.

Be with your children as they begina new school year. Bless them, their parents and their teachers.

Give them strength and grace as their bodies grow;

Wisdom and knowledge to their minds

as they search for understanding;

and peace and zeal to their hearts.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our lord. 



We also remember Mrs Mary Magill who passed away just prior to the commencement of the school year. Mary, the mother of our Librarian Mrs. Sarah Cook was an active member of our parish community for many decades. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family following the passing of one of our Parish’s treasured parishioners. May she rest in peace.


This morning we celebrated our opening school liturgy for 2022. Thanks to Mrs Wynne our REC who co-ordinated the event, our teachers and students as well as Fr Ian our Pastor who joined us to commission our Year 6 leaders. It was a wonderful opportunity also for parents to join us via zoom to welcome in the new school year with God’s blessing welcoming our new Kindergarten students and their families. Well done and thank you to all concerned.


Each year parents and students in Year 3 - 6 are required to complete the Responsible Use of Technology Acknowledgement form. This form sets out the responsibilities of both the student and the school with regards to technology in the school. We ask that parents complete the form WITH THEIR CHILD so that you and they are aware of the expectations at school. It also provides an excellent opportunity for you to open the discussion about internet use and safety in your home. It is imperative that you read through the agreement prior to you and your child signing it so they understand what is in the agreement. You will find excellent resources on internet safety from the eSafety website.


As I  mentioned at the Parent information evenings this week, children under the conditions of the IT acceptable user agreement are NOT permitted to contact parents during school hours via a device [-ie phone, ipad or  lap top]. Please note that smart interactive watches are not to be worn to school. If your child has an issue or problem of any description, they are encouraged to discuss the matter with their teachers or myself not contact parents via electronic means. Classroom teachers or myself will contact parents to discuss the matter further if required. Your support in this matter will be greatly appreciated. Thank you


Catholic School’s Week will be celebrated at Christ the King in Week 7 [6th –12th March]. Due to the ongoing COVID -19 restrictions the format of events celebrated during the week will need to be confirmed closer to the date. We are currently accepting Kindergarten enrolments for 2022, conducting school tours for new families in March and celebrating catholic education in our community. School tours for new families this year may need to be conducted differently because of the restrictions. I will conduct private tours for new families if our open day is affected by COVID restrictions. Please encourage new families to contact us ASAP so an expression of interest and enrolment package can be issued and a tour organised. We look forward to celebrating Catholic Education at CTK throughout that week though it may be different due to the COVID-19 restrictions.


Please insure all your children’s clothing hats and lunch boxes are clearly labelled with your child’s name and grade. At this time of the year many children new items that are not labelled and have already found their way into lost property. Please encourage your children to go to lost property outside Kindergarten if they have lost any items in the first few weeks of school.

Have a great week

Tony Hughes


Something to ponder

Want to feel a sense of community and reassurance, you can find it at Mass each weekend.

Upcoming Events

Term 1 Week 5

Monday 21st February

  • Sports Program: All students in sports uniform
  • Cool Kids Music Club 3.00-4.30pm

Tuesday 22nd February

  • PE: Year 5, Year 1 & Year 4 (Gr1)
  • Uniform Shop 8.00am - 12.30pm by appointment only

Wednesday 23rd February

  • PE: Year 3 & Kindergarten
  • Online Chess: Beginner/Rookie 3.45-4.45pm
  • Online Chess: Intermediate/advanced 5.00-6.00pm

Thursday 24th February

  • PE: Year 6, Year 2 & Year 4 (Gr2)
  • NSW Health Kindy Eye Screening

Friday 25th February

  • Band commences
  • NSW Health Kindy Eye Screening
  • Ice Block Day

Term 1 Week 6

Monday 28th February  

  • Sports Program: All students in sports uniform
  • Cool Kids Music 3.00-4.30pm

Tuesday 1st March

  • Hills Zone Swimming Carnival
  • PE: year 5, Year 1 & Year 4 (Gr1)
  • Uniform Shop 8.00am - 12.30pm by appointment only

Wednesday 2nd March

  • PE: Kindergarten and Year 3
  • Chess online

Thursday 3rd March

  • PE: Year 6, Year 2 & Year 4 (Gr2)
  • Reconciliation session 10.00am-11.00am

Friday 4th March

  • Band 7.45am (existing students from 2021 only) Band groups throughout the day.
  • CTK Cross Country
  • Ice Block Day

Dates for your diary

Thursday 10th March

  • CTK Open Day TBC

Friday 11th March

  • Diocesan Swimming Carnival

Friday 25th March

  • Back Up Cross Country Day

Friday 8th April

  • Last Day Term 1

Monday 25th April

  • Anzac Day 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

Congratulations to all our CTK School Leaders for 2022

Opening School Liturgy Zoom

It was wonderful to gather together for our Opening School Liturgy and Commissioning of our Year 6 Leaders on Zoom this morning. It was lovely to welcome our Kindergarten 2022 students and see their smiling faces on the photos in the slides.

A special thank you to Fr Ian for joining us and to all the staff and students who assisted in putting this liturgy together.

Project Compassion 2022

Yesterday, the Year 6 School Captains, Prefects along with Mr Hughes and myself participated in the Diocese of Parramatta Project Compassion Launch for 2022 via Zoom.

We gathered with multiple schools from across the Diocese to learn about the wonderful work of Caritas Australia and to discuss how we can make a difference in our school community during Lent. We also shared in a Liturgy with Bishop Vincent. We will be updating you in the coming weeks of some upcoming initiatives which will be led by the Student Leadership Team in the coming weeks.

Please continue to keep the Bergan Family and Mrs Atkinson in your prayers over the coming weeks.

Christ the King Year 6 class of 2022

Welcome to 2022, we are very excited in our new roles as Year 6 leaders. 

We have started the year off well settling into our learning as well as into our new responsibilities. 

We have loved looking after our school with all our new jobs but also looking after everyone in our community. Today we started our first meeting to ignite the Project Compassion Program. 

We know this is a big year for us and we hope you join us in this journey of making it special by getting involved in the many year 6 events to come.

Captains Chat

Hi, our names are Helena and Benji and we are the school captains of 2022 at Christ the King. We have both been attending CTK since kindergarten. We have tried very hard to get in this position all the way from the start of our journey at Christ the King. Before we start this journey as school captains we would like to introduce ourselves to you. 

Hi, I am Benjamin Khoury. I am 1 of the school captains at CTK for 2022. I have 1 older sibling who is in year 10 (Joshua) who started in kindergarten at CTK like me. My brother is 15 turning 16 this year and I am excited for when he graduates from high school. Maths has always been one of my strengths as I have gotten the numeracy award 5 out of the 6 times it was given out at our end of year award ceremony. I am so excited to be a part of the leadership team for CTK in 2022 and can’t wait to see what happens next this year.

Hi I am Helena and I am one of the two Christ The King School Captains. I have 2 older sisters, Olivia who is sixteen and Sophia is fourteen. They both attended Christ The King school Sophia is currently in year 9 and Olivia is in year 11. I have followed in Jesus’ footsteps while I have been at CTK and I have received 3 Catholic Living awards. I feel honoured that I have the opportunity to be part of the CTK community, which always ensures there is a safe and happy learning environment at all times. 

This year we are excited to be joined by some sports captains and prefects who will help us throughout the year with our work. The sports captains for Burton are William and Isabelle, the sports captains for Darug are Evarose and Scarlett, the sports captains for Maddock are Sarah and Lilliana and the sports captains for Alyward are Nicholas and Evie. The prefects are Lara, Jennah, Peter, Lincoln, Summer, Abigail, Athanasia and Olivia A.

As the leadership team of 2022 we hope that we can bring a new potential for the new students of Christ The King. We hope that everyone has a great year at CTK.

Sports News

Well done to the students who trialled for the Parramatta Diocesan Touch Football on Wednesday.

A huge congratulations to the following students who have made it through:

Marco S (Yr 5)

Ajiji O (Yr 6)

Lilliana W (Yr 6)

We wish these three students the best of luck as they represent the Parramatta Diocese when they trial for the MacKillop team later this term.

Cross Country

Attention parents of students turning 8-12. 

Please make sure you have responded to the Cross Country Permission Google Form. Without permission, students will not be allowed to attend the Christ the King Cross Country event. 

Thank you to the parents who have already responded.

Finance Update


School Fees Statements have been posted out today from CEDP.

For those opting for the 30 day payment arrangement the Due date for Term 1 School Fees accounts - 16th March.

Flexible payment options will be noted on your account statement.If you do not receive a Statement by the end of next week (Week 5) please contact me at the school office for a re print.

Susan Ritchie

Senior Finance Manager

Parish News

Mass / 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 the church.

Many thanks for your cooperation in remaining compliant with our parish COVID safety plan.

Volunteers needed

We are seeking members of the CTK school community to volunteer themselves to the CTK church cleaning ministry. Our roster sees the school group performing maintenance cleaning to the inside of our parish church for up to one hour every 6 weeks. The cleaning requirements are nothing more than you would do in your own home. Sanitisation to NSW Health requirements is undertaken by a different group within the church.

We appreciate any time that you can give. Cleaning days for the first half of the year are from 10.15am Fridays on 19 February, 2 April, 14 May and 25 June.

Please contact Gemma (0413422431 or or Julie (0414571664 or to register your interest.

With thanks,

Gemma Smart and Julie Bechara

CTK Primary School Church Cleaning Ministry Group

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