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Principal’s News - 1 December 2023

Posted on 1 December 2023
Principal’s News - 1 December 2023

As we find ourselves with only one week remaining in the 2023 school year, it’s a good moment to reflect on the many experiences that have occurred this year. Throughout the year our teachers, support staff, parents and numerous volunteers have played pivotal roles in fostering an environment of learning, growth and camaraderie. As we approach the final days of the year, a sincere thank you to all those who have contributed to making this school year the enriching and memorable one it has been. 

While the end of 2023 is in site, we must also look ahead to the beginning of next year. The Class of 2024 had their Year 12 Transition Day today and were provided with an introduction into the expectations and essential requirements that will begin to shape their Year 12 studies. With the summer ahead of them to rest and prepare, we look forward to working with next year’s learners from across the College once again in 2024. 


Staffing Announcement

It is with mixed emotions I announce that Nicole Laube will be departing Rostrevor College at the conclusion of this year. Nicole has been appointed to the position of Head of Campus at Nazareth Catholic College - Kidman Park Campus, commencing in Term 1, 2024. Read the letter sent to families HERE


Student Citizenship Award

Congratulations to recent graduate Jack Haddad (’23) for being recognised as one of the top ten recipients of this year’s Student Citizenship Awards. The Student Citizenship Awards program is conducted annually as the flagship program of the SA Branch of the Order of Australia Association, of which Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia is Patron. The awards are judged on leadership, contributions to the school, community, environment, community development and overall pride in Australian citizenship. The awards are intended to recognise those senior secondary students who actively engage with and contribute to school and/or local communities rather than for specific academic or sporting achievements. A fantastic effort, Jack!  


John Gardner MP Christmas Card Competition

Well done to Year 5 student Sebastian Conhye who was announced the winner of John Gardner MP’s annual Christmas card competition today. Congratulations also goes to Henley Baylis whose drawing came runner up in the competition. Our Junior Years students submitted some wonderful and very colourful drawings to the competition, and Sebastian and Henley's have been chosen to feature on the front of John Gardner MP’s Christmas card for the Morialta area, being sent to over 14,000 people in the coming days. 


Junior Years Christmas Celebration

Our Junior Years students have been diligently practicing their singing and dancing over the past few weeks and are excited to perform for families on Monday evening! View the program HERE


St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hampers

There are only two days left to bring in donations for St Vincent De Paul, to help those in need this Christmas season. Baskets can be found in classrooms and PCs for students to place their donations, which will be collected on Tuesday 5 December. Primary students are invited to donate any items. Middle Years students are invited to donate specific items according to the list of ideas in the letter sent to families today which can be viewed HERE


Upcoming Webinar for Parents - How You Can Set Your Child Up for Success

When: Wednesday 6 December, 6:30pm - 7:30pm 
Cost: Free 

In this webinar, Elevate Educate will be discussing:   

  • Effective Note Taking  
  • Deliberate Practice and Implementing a System of Review  
  • Extra Reading, and How to Read Around a Topic  

Registration is essential. REGISTER HERE 


End of Year Reports

Our students are finalising their last assessments for the year and one of the advantages of SEQTA is that we can provide ongoing feedback and assessment reporting. Final reports will be available to families via the SEQTA Engage tab on Wednesday 13 December for Years R-11. The 2023 Year 12 cohort SACE results will be released via the SACE website on Monday 18 December and we look forward to sharing in their celebrations. 


Autism Inclusion Activities

The City of Campbelltown Council is running two events for families of children with Autism in the coming weeks. Families are invited to have coffee and a chat at the Rezz Hotel, Newton on Friday 8 December to make connections and identify local gaps and solutions. View the flyer HERE. For children who require a quieter environment for swimming, the ARC pool will close early on the afternoon of Saturday 9 December and reopen for a sensory friendly swimming session from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Bookings are essential. View the flyer HERE


YMCA Vacation Care

Vacation care is available for Rostrevor Junior Years students through the YMCA. More information on pricing and holiday activities can be found HERE. The YMCA is also running a colouring in competition to win a free in-house day of vacation care. Download the competition flyer HERE


Rostrevor College Advisory Council - New Members Expressions of Interest

The Rostrevor College Advisory Council is seeking expressions of interest from the College community to nominate to join the Council. Parents of students are encouraged to apply, especially those with a risk and performance, boarding or diverse background. 

To learn more about the role and expectations, or to receive a nomination form, please email Julie Ploksts (EA to the Principal) at jploksts@rostrevor.sa.edu.au by Friday 15 December 2023. 


Rostrevor College Office Closure

The Rostrevor College main office and Junior Years office both will close on Friday 15 December at 2:30pm. The main office will reopen on Monday 8 January 2024, 8:30am - 4:00pm. The Junior Years office will reopen on Monday 22 January 2024. 


CO-CURRICULAR NEWS


Ambrose Golf Competition

Our Middle and Senior Years Golf team performed well at the Ambrose Golf Competition on Monday, finishing 5th out of 12 teams in a very tough competition.


Year 7 Manchester City Football School Game

Our Year 7E and Year 7F classes played a friendly internal match today, putting into practice the skills they’ve learnt over the year. While there were a lot of laughs and friendly heckling, the boys brought their A game and put on an impressive display of skills during the highly competitive match. Finishing at 1-1, the match went into penalties, which saw Year 7F crowned the victors.  


Term Dates

Term dates for 2023 and 2024 are available by clicking HERE.

Co-Curricular

Current Co-Curricular fixtures and maps are available by clicking HERE.

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