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Principal’s News - 3 November 2023

Posted on 3 November 2023
Principal’s News - 3 November 2023

We continue to keep the Year 12s in our thoughts with Exams commencing next week. We are also mindful that exams are approaching for learners in Years 10 and 11 with final assessments taking place over the next few weeks. One of my favorite sayings, shared with me by my father is “Your last impression is your lasting impression”. As we approach the end of the year we are reminded to finish well and to consider how each of us wish to be remembered in 2023. We are, and should be, walking examples of our values and although the end of year is in sight, we must continue to focus on finishing the year well. 

I have been in Hobart since Wednesday at the Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) Colleges Principal’s Meeting. I have met with colleagues from SA, WA, Tas and the ACT along with the EREA Colleges CEO, Chris Woolley and EREA National Executive Director, Dr Liam Smith. Our conversations focused on range of matters pertinent to our ongoing work as leaders in EREA schools and had a focus on ensuring that the mission and identity of our Edmund Rice charism continues to guide our work with young people, staff and our wider communities.  

Rostrevor Centenary Episode 8 - Men for Others

2023 Presentation Night

Thank you to the many families and community members who came along to the Futures Church Paradise on Monday night to celebrate the academic and personal achievements of Rostrevor students. One of the biggest events of the school year, Presentation Night highlights the importance Rostrevor places on learning and personal growth in its students, and is the last time we gather as a whole school community in 2023. I would like to personally congratulate the award recipients along with all those students who have consistently been putting in the effort to achieve their best this year. There was no shortage of emotive moments during the evening, creating what was a fitting end to what has been a truly remarkable year - Rostrevor’s Centenary year.  

The video below was premiered at the event and captures what this year’s theme - unity - means to the Rostrevor staff and students.  

Year 8 Reflection Day

After a great deal of planning and preparation in their Religious Education lessons, on Wednesday the Year 11 Youth Ministry students guided our Year 8 boys through a Survivor-themed Reflection Day. There were fun tribal activities, moments of personal reflection and the sharing of Gospel messages. Future RE lessons will see the Year 8 students further reflect on the personal meaning gained through the day’s activities. 

Middle and Senior Years Safety Presentations

This morning our Years 7 to 11 students attended presentations from an array of foundations and programs aimed at keeping young people safe. Year 7 and 8 students heard from the Carly Ryan Foundation at an online safety seminar which engaged them in an internet-positive discussion that equipped them with skills to reduce the risk of harm online. Year 9 students attended the Know Your Limits presentation through Encounter Youth which encourages young people to make positive choices when socialising and celebrating. Year 10 students participated in the Get Home Safe program, which follows on from the session held for parents earlier this year. Aimed at young people with learner’s permits, it equips students with tools to develop the right attitude to become safe and responsible drivers and presents them with the risks of dangerous decisions. The Metro Fire Service held a road awareness program for the Year 11s which provided hard-hitting insight into the risks associated with dangerous driving and the reality of road trauma.

Stage 1 Outdoor Education Surfing Excursion

On Tuesday last week, the Year 11 Stage 1 Outdoor Education class ventured to Moana to take part in the first of two surfing excursions for the term. The boys battled tough rough conditions, putting skills developed in the College pool to use in the natural environment.

Stage 1 Italian Excursion

To celebrate the first day of Languages Week, Year 9 and 10 students studying Stage 1 Italian at Rostrevor competed in a Scopa and Briscola tournament at Mary MacKillop College. The students and invited family members played traditional Italian card games to strengthen the collaboration between both colleges, starting an annual tradition.

Upcoming Webinar for Parents - How to Help Your Child Alleviate Stress

When: Wednesday 8 November, 6:30pm - 7:30pm 
Cost: Free 

In this webinar, Elevate Educate will be discussing: 

  • How to spot your child's stress symptoms early 
  • How to start a conversation about emotional wellbeing 
  • Techniques your child can use to self-manage stress  

Registration is essential. REGISTER HERE  

Autism Inclusion Coffee and Chat

Families with children with autism are invited to have coffee and a chat at the Rezz Hotel, Newton on Monday 6 November to make connections and identify local gaps and solutions. View the flyer HERE


Rostrevor First XI v Rostrevor Old Collegians Cricket Club

There was a strong sense of camaraderie amongst the two teams on Tuesday evening as old and current Rostrevor students went head-to-head in a friendly T20 match. Year 12 student Harvey Wilson, already having played his final match for the First XI, joined the ROCCC side. The Old Collegians took home a comfortable win with 9/214 to 10/155. Ben Honner and Archah Parisi put on a show bowling 2/23 and batting 50 respectively. The opposition’s standouts were Gabe Burden (’14) with 58 runs and Jack Hill (’16) bowling 4/10. Photos from the match are courtesy of Claude Beltrame (’78) and Year 11 student Noah Mathews.

Year 7/8 Knockout Cricket

Well done to the Year 7/8 Cricket team who won their home game against Blackfriars last week 0/94 to 5/94. Standout players were Archah Parisi with 74 runs not out and Michael O’Donnell who took two wickets!

Touch Football

Congratulations to the Year 6 Touch Football team who won 11-2 against Prince Alfred College on Wednesday. The coach’s picks for best on ground were Boston Roper and Jack Douglas. Our Middle Years team also came away from their clash with St Michael’s College with a convincing 8-1 win! Their Coach’s picks were Patrick Sos, Archie Craig and Leo McDonald. 

Term Dates

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


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

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