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Principal's News - 2 December 2022

Posted on 2 December 2022
Principal's News - 2 December 2022


Shana Bennett

It’s hard to believe that we are approaching the final week of the 2022 school year -  Year 10, 11 & 12 students have completed exams, transition days are complete, the Boarding House is slowly emptying and final assessment for all other year levels are almost complete. 2022 certainly has been a rich and full year and as we begin to approach the final day for students I express my gratitude to the staff, families, and the especially all the young people at Rostrevor for contributing in so many ways to make 2022 the year that it was! 

I especially wish to acknowledge this week the amazing work of a handful of our Year 11 students who not only supported, but pretty much arranged, the Eddie Rice Camps Day last Sunday. Those involved are a fine example of service and demonstrated a commitment to making a difference in the lives of others – that is what we are about at Rostrevor, and I say thank you. 

Inaugural Charter Ambassador Program

Established by the Child Development Council, four Rostrevor students were selected to represent the College as members of the Council's inaugural Charter Ambassador Program in 2022, with an intended purpose of ‘giving life’ to the Charter for Children and Young People. 

The Charter sets out 20 conditions that all children and young people in South Australia can, and should, have for a good life now and in the future, without discrimination. Through the program, our Ambassadors have been invited to participate in workshops and forums where they have explored what matters to children and young people. They have learnt about how decisions affecting children and young people are made and how they can have their say on those decisions. The program has grown the Ambassadors’ sense of connectedness with their community, their peers and themselves. 

Rostrevor College congratulates and thanks Damon, Harrison, Charlie and Lachlan for dedicating their time and energy for such a worthwhile cause and for representing our community with distinction and pride. 

Junior Years Catholic Schools Athletics Carnival 

Rostrevor's Junior Years Athletics team competed in the SA Catholic Primary School competition at Bridgestone Stadium on Monday this week. Our team comprised of 35 students from Years 3-6. 

The Rostrevor team came away with overall 1st place, giving them back-to-back wins for 2021 and 2022. The Year 6 group also won the year level pennant. Special mention goes to the Year 6 relay team which broke the 4 x 100m record with a time of 56.5 seconds. 

Congratulations to the team on their outstanding achievement! More photos from the day can be viewed here

GrokLearning International Website Design Competition 

Last week, students from our Year 9 Digital Technologies class used their computer coding knowledge to participate in a website design competition hosted by GrokLearning for high school students in Asia and Australia. Oliver Jones and Braydon Bohlin both received perfect scores, putting them at the top of the leader board for their division. Ethan Ferreira was also awarded a high distinction for his work. Our students were able to showcase their impressive coding skills while also learning about different ways to make website designs more accessible and beautiful to look at. Congratulations to these students for their hard work which resulted in fantastic results! 

Norwood Christmas Pageant 

On Saturday 26th November, the Norwood Christmas Pageant returned to the streets of the suburb. Thousands of excited families lined the footpaths in anticipation for not only the Rostrevor College marching band with their own rendition of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, but for man of the moment, Father Christmas. 14 of our finest musicians, spreading the Rostrevor College Christmas cheer, entered the pageant at the Norwood Oval and marched down past the Norwood Town Hall. Thank you to Mr Osman and the students for their participation. A special thanks goes to Year 12 students Jack Kershaw and Joao-Paulo d’Assumpcao who interrupted their Year 12 graduation celebrations to participate in the event. 

The Athlete’s Foot School Rewards Program 

The Athlete’s Foot at Burnside donated a total of $1005 to the College this week. Their School Rewards program sees $5 from every pair of shoes purchased by a member of the Rostrevor College Community donated back to the College. On behalf of the College, I would like to thank The Athlete’s Foot, Burnside for continuing to conduct this fantastic program.

Year 6 Camp

After a false start that resulted in a change of bus, the boys thoroughly enjoyed their three day trip to Wallaroo. They participated in a wide range of activities, including kayaking, problem solving games, geocaching and fishing. The camp was an opportunity for students to gain new experiences, venture outside of their comfort zones, and bond with their peers.  

Receptions Get into the Garden 

Over the past few weeks, our Reception students have been lucky enough to spend some time in the garden with Mr Steve Rendell. The boys have enjoyed exploring the College gardens and learning about all the different things growing here. Last week, Mr Rendell helped the boys plant seeds and put the pots into the greenhouse. This week, they learned about germination and what plants need in order to grow and survive. A big thank you to Mr Rendell for his efforts! 

Rostrevor Old Collegians' Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) Notice

The Rostrevor Old Collegians' Association AGM will be held on Wednesday 14 December at 6.00pm. For further information regarding agenda and meeting details, please contact Genevieve Garrett, Community Engagement & Marketing Manager (ggarrett@rostrevor.sa.edu.au). 

Term Dates 2023

Term dates for 2023 are available by clicking here. The Parent Calendar will be published prior to the commencement of 2023 and will be available on the College website.

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