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KRB News Issue 07 – 24 may 2013

A deep r es p e ct f o r in t e l l e c tual values

year 8 merit award recipients

year 11 leadership speeches


Year 11 Leadership

Dear Parents, Students and Staff

As part of the Leadership election process for Year 12, our current Year 11 nominees were asked to prepare a two minute speech on their desire to be a member of the Student Leadership Team and the skills they can bring to the role.

At last week’s assembly I spoke to the students about the concept of “Leaning In”. This is a term I have borrowed from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s book of the same name, “Lean In”. The book is about business leadership and development, issues concerning the shortage of women in government, business leadership positions and feminism. The core message is about women developing confidence in themselves. This sentiment also applies to the lives of the students here at KRB, where each one needs to create a healthy balance with school life and home life, study, co-curricular involvement and socialising. It is important that our student support each other through school and as well “Lean In” – become involved, make your experiences here at KRB count and face challenges with confidence and a belief in your abilities and talents. I emphasised to our students the importance of setting personal goals. The journey that all students embark on may not be without its fair share of road blocks; if we can pick ourselves up and “get back on track”, these goals are achievable.

Academic Success At this same assembly, we were also honoured to present the Awards for Academic Achievement to students across all Year groups in the senior school. A list of these students is on page 3 in the Teaching and Learning section.

Over 50 students, the largest number of nominees ever, elected to present to their peers, staff and myself. We were impressed with the calibre of speeches, the confidence the students showed and as well the support from their fellow nominees. While we know that only a portion of students can achieve a leadership role, the fact that so many have applied is testament to their desire to act as role models and support the student community at KRB.

Welcome Morning Tea For the past two weeks I have been enjoying meeting our new students in the senior school at a series of Morning Teas. These sessions give me a chance to sit down with new students and get to know them, hear their thoughts on their KRB experience so far and to ensure that they are feeling connected to the school community and are becoming involved. Many have stated that the experience so far has been wonderful and they have appreciated the support and care that they have received from both teachers and students.


Welcome from the Principal


Teaching & Learning


Students in Action

6 Sport 7

Community News



QUOTE OF THE WEEK “So impressed with the Year 10 Philanthropy Hot Choc stall. Thanks to all the students who supported this initiative”. Cheryl Rugg, Year 10 Coordinator


ISDA Debating

Our Primary A and Year 8 Debating teams were victors against Tangara and Loreto Kirribilli last Friday night, with each team presenting a debate that was very impressive in terms of its substantive matter. [link to story] We wish them luck in future rounds.

2013 School’s Reconciliation Challenge

I am pleased to announce that Victoria Ashley of Year 9 has had her artwork, “Mapping My World”; receive a Highly Commended award in the 2013 Schools Reconciliation Challenge. The artwork will be framed and exhibited in the Australian Museum between May and August this year. Victoria will receive a certificate at the Official Award Ceremony which will be followed by the Exhibition Launch at the Australian Museum on Friday 31 May 2013. The school was presented with a showcase of artworks from our students at last week’s assembly; these will be uploaded onto the KRB website [this will link to presentations] for you to view.

The McGrath Foundation Thank you to those of you who joined us to celebrate Mothers Day at our annual Senior School Mother Daughter Luncheon. It was a wonderful opportunity for over 400 mothers, guardians and daughters to celebrate this special day at Cyren Restaurant. We were also very privileged to have Kylea Tink, CEO of the McGrath Foundation, as guest speaker. Her inspirational speech focused on the people in her life who have influenced her and her thoughts about each group: yy Her mother – her advice was that we should all remember that our mother has been exactly where we are now yy Her grandmother – who encouraged Kylea to move into a different degree in the Public Relations area, from accounting yy Her teachers – Kylea emphasized that someone else’s faith in you can help you achieve extraordinary things yy Her sisters and friends – despite challenging times, sisters are often the most loyal to you. She also stated the importance of friendships; “the people in your life at any one time are the ones who matter to you, they are always there. Kylea also spoke of her friendship with Jane McGrath, co-founder of the McGrath Foundation and Jane’s courageous battle with breast cancer. To support the McGrath Foundation, Tangara House held a lunchtime BBQ on the Harbour Terrace last Friday. It was very well supported and raised money for the Foundation.

Night of Song

Last week the Chapel was the setting for the 3rd Annual Night of Song. 129 students from Years 3–12 showcased their varied talents and expertise in the area of vocal music. All three school choirs, Junior, Senior & Chamber presented a selection of works from their Term 1 programmes. Highlights included the Junior Choir’s energy and accomplished part singing. The Chamber Choir’s presentation included the sublime Evening Prayer by Humperdinck and the Senior Choir sent us away with some great messages found in the Pocahontas medley. Soloists from Barat Burn and the Seconday school were polished and varied in their choice of repertoire. Our special guest performer and alumna Miss Maia Andrews (KRB 2007) wowed the crowd with a choice of operatic aria by Mozart and some stunning lieder by Fauré and Schubert. The evening was a wonderful testimony to the progression from junior to senior and beyond which is the focus of all choral programmes at this school, as well as the work of our singing teachers. There is much joy in the singing at Kincoppal-Rose Bay.

Sports at KRB

from top to bottom: hilary johnston-croke with kylea tink, hilary johnston-croke with edwina thackray and claudia mccristal (tangara house captains) at bbq funraiser for the mcgrath foundation, night of song.

yy 16 Years Team 2nd overall – well done to Alessandra Colombini, Molly Windsor & Laura Kaltoft Congratulations to Hannah Ryan on her selection into the 2013 NSWCIS Basketball Team. Well done to Phoebe McGeoch who has been selected for the Open IGSSA Football Team.

Community Events

Our first Networking Evening for 2013 was held last Wednesday. Peter O’Brien facilitated a lively discussion on the management consultancy, human resources and recruitment professions with past students, Kate Barrington, Dominica Sinclair and parents Meg Tudehope and Robert Bustos-McNeil as members of the panel. Their advice to our current students was to develop people skills, network and use every opportunity you can to talk to as many different people as possible about future careers and be passionate about all you undertake. I would encourage our senior students to attend these evenings as they consider their future careers and tertiary options.

KRB placed 5th overall out of 26 schools at the IGSSA Cross Country Carnival. Congratulations to the following teams for their outstanding achievements:

I look forward to seeing many parents and friends at the Trivia Night on Saturday.

yy 18 years Team 2nd overall – congratulations to Holly Johnson, Kate Simmons & Lucy Thompson

Hilary Johnston-Croke Principal

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With regards


Principal’s Merit Awards Term 1 2013 At Kincoppal – Rose Bay, we acknowledge student academic achievement each term. In Terms 2 and 4, awards are presented to students who place 1st, 2nd, 3rd in their courses. In Terms 1 and 3, Principal’s Merit Certificates are awarded to students in Years 7-12 for outstanding effort and achievement and teachers are asked to nominate approximately three students in their class who fulfill the following criteria: yy Applied themselves consistently to their studies across the term. yy Achieved to their ability and this has been demonstrated in a particular assessment task or class activity yy Contributed positively to the learning environment for that class Congratulations to the following students who were presented with their award by Mrs Johnston-Croke at the school assembly in week 3: three merit awards Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Charlotte Carter

Georgia Boonen

Harriet Beavis

Phoebe Anderson

Clarissa Duncan

Alexandra Crerar

Jessica Gardiner

Dionne Brown

Tyla Comino

Arabella Antico

Sarah Gardiner

Georgiana Damp

Lauren Jensen

Mirak Bumnanpol

Isabella Cooper

Rosie Carnegie

Alissa Del Vecchio

Lily McGregor

Sasha Danswan

Maddison Dale

Stephanie Dammann

Inez Hernandez Denham

Laura Salvaggio Madeleine Scott Niamh Tomlinson

Garner Hancock Jessica Marr

Lucy Edwards Megan Fitzgerald

Rebecca Gallagher Grace Gerathy

Madison Mooney Alexandra Powell Marie-Sophie Tanguy

Holly Johnson Jesslyn Katherine Claudia Kelly

Tayla McMahon

Claire McRedmond

Kaylie Hunter

Teriza Mir

Anastasia Savvides

Sophie Kondilios

Julia Padoani

Emily Ryan

Chevorne Sparkes

Elinore Larnach

Megan Palmer

Frances Ryan

Philippa Reynolds

Maisie Stevens Jasmine Tan

Xi Lan

Rebecca Ryan Peta Shuttleworth Sarah Smith Edwina Still

FOUR or more Merit Awards YEAR 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Catherine Brunker

Isobel Carruthers

Michela Castiglia

Lauran Clifton

Claudia McCristal

Agustina Flores Pitton

Sarah Crosby

Georgina Harrison

Lucy Macarthur Onslow

Grace Hopkins

Hannah Ryan

Claudia Fanuli

Lara Parmenter

Laura Kaltoft

Lucy Thompson

Rose Garnett

Antoinette Radford

Ashleigh McMahon

Lauren Timmins

Savannah Gazal Claudia Hopkins Jessica Malouf

Olivia Sidoti

Georgina Ringler

Annabelle Stevens

Edwina Tyquin

Monna Muldoon Eliza Murphy

Tamara Verus Dalena Vo

Lily Ricardo

Congratulations to all students who were nominated for a merit award!

University of Sydney Academic Excellence Award Eloise Gibbs, a current Year 11 student, recently attended a ceremony at the University of Sydney in which she was presented with a Year 10 Academic Excellence Award for her outstanding achievement of Year 10 Dux, 2012. The ceremony was held in the MacLaurin Hall, University of Sydney and there were high achieving students from a wide variety of Catholic, Independent and Government schools in attendance from across NSW.

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Sacred Heart Piano Competition

KRB Mentors for Indigenous Students

The Sacred Heart Piano Competition has been a recent addition to the celebrations of Sacred Heart Week. It is held as a particular reflection of Goal 2, “A deep respect for intellectual values” The competition is intended to give recognition and performance experience to students who are well past the early stages of their pianistic development. It is open to students from Years Three to Twelve, who have attained a standard equivalent to Third Grade of any of the external examination systems, such as Australian Music Examination Board, Trinity College, or Associated Board. For this year’s competition we would like students to send a video of themselves performing their chosen piece, with a short verbal introduction naming the piece, the composer, and their reason for choosing it. All video entries are to be submitted by Tuesday 11th June at 3.00p.m. Videos must be sent to the Folder in KRB Student Common or can be submitted on a USB stick clearly marked with the students name & class and given to Mrs. Henrich in the Junior School or Mrs. Ferguson in the Senior School. Entries will be viewed and assessed by music staff. Three outstanding performers will be announced at the Sacred Heart Day Assembly. All three will be invited to perform at the Music Dinner, with one of these being awarded the Sacred Heart Piano Competition shield. Kincoppal-Rose Bay has a fine tradition of Piano Performance and we look forward to celebrating the skills of our pianists.

Red Shield Appeal

In the last week of Term 1, the KRB mentors for Indigenous students were joined for breakfast by alumni Tanika Perry. The KRB Mentoring Program for Indigenous Students aims to nurture the wellbeing of Indigenous students and support their optimum academic progress. Each student is paired with a member of staff and regular meetings are scheduled either before or after school. Tanika has been meeting with staff to share her knowledge of cultural issues and her insights into her own experience as a student at KRB. She is helping us to understand some of the ways in which we may best support our Indigenous students in their transition to boarding school in Sydney. Tanika is currently employed with the NRL and is studying part time at University to become a teacher. Tanika is a wonderful role model for all our students and we are very blessed to have her support in this initiative.

The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) Annual Report Launch

Keep an eye out for KRB students this Sunday as they take part in the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal.

ISDA Debating

What a fantastic night on Friday with wins for both Primary A against Tangara and Year 8 against Loreto Kirribilli. Once the students got over their semi-final nerves, they settled in nicely to present an impressive debate. Primary A debated “That the voting age should be lowered” and Year 8 chose their selected topic and affirmed “That breaking election promises should trigger an election”. The dates for all remaining finals are below: Semi-Final 2:

Friday 24 May

Semi-Final 3:

Friday 31 May

Grand Final:

Friday 14 June

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The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) celebrated another success filled year at the launch of its Annual Report on Thursday, 23rd May. The AIEF, founded by Andrew Penfold, aims to address the issue of educational disadvantage for Indigenous Australians by providing scholarship funding to enable Indigenous students to attend Australia’s top private schools. We are proud to be an AIEF affiliated school and to work in partnership with AIEF staff to improve educational outcomes for our Indigenous students. The AIEF has achieved “the highest rate of Year 12 completion of any federally funded program” (AIEF Annual Report, 2012). Attending the launch were our Principal, Mrs. Hilary Johnston-Croke, Mrs. Julie Burke and students, Gabrielle Ebsworth, Madeleine Mercer, Josie McGrath and Saskia Penfold. We were also very proud or our alumni, Tanika Perry, who shared Master of Ceremonies responsibilities for the day, and carried out her role with grace and professionalism.


Year 1 Fireman Visit

Joigny Excursion to Australian Museum

On Monday the Firefighters from Bondi Fire Station came to visit us. We saw the fire engine, it was red and yellow and we got to go in the fire engine. We talked about what are good fires and what are bad fires. We tried on the jackets and they looked like dresses on the children. Then we all got to spray the hose. Some went whoosh and poof! My favourite part was spraying the hose; I had a really fun time. Manon – 1 Red

Mr Whippy Visits Joigny Centre

Last term the children at the Joigny Centre learnt about Summer and from that emerged the yummiest learning experience ever – ice cream. Everyone loves ice cream in Summer and the children have been indulged in learning all there is to know about it. There has been an ice cream shop for role play, ice cream paintings, designing the yummiest and yuckiest ice creams ever and looking at ice creams in art. Some children have been designing ice cream making machines while others have been graphing everyone’s favourite flavours to see which is most popular. It has been a tempting and tasteful learning journey which culminated in a visit from Mr Whippy. The children heard the van before they saw it and there was many a goose bumpy arm on teachers as they recalled visits from Mr Whippy when they were children. Mr Whippy explained how the ice cream was made and told us all the flavours and toppings there were. Perhaps the explanation about how sprinkles are made was the best; “When a rainbow comes in the sky and then the rain comes as well, the rain washes the rainbow away and it breaks up into small pieces of all the different colours which then fall to the ground and Mr Whippy has to go and collect them all in his wheelbarrow.” The children were all treated to a yummy ice cream cone with sprinkles of course. What a fitting way to round up our engaging learning this term.

In the Joigny Centre we follow an emergent curriculum where our activities and learning emerge from children’s interests. This term there have been many amazing investigations on a variety of subjects including Treasure and Collections. Following on from an interest in pirates, the children have been exploring treasure and what it is that makes something a treasure. They designed and built their own treasure chests and managed to find a key that unlocked a real treasure chest filled with yummy Easter treasure. Along with treasure the children in each class have been talking about collections and created their own class collections of red, blue or white things. As a closing to both those projects the children visited the Australian Museum this week to look at all the collections and to view the Alexander the Great Treasure Exhibition. The exhibition had some wonderful examples of monetary treasure as well as jewels, rings and other gold objects. The musuem itself has a vast number of collections which varied from spiders and small insects to gems to skulls and dinosaurs. The children were fascinated with all there was to see, touch and explore. Look out for some interesting ‘collecting’ to start happening at home now.

Thomas Roche – Ex-student of Barat Burn, on Work Experience at KRB Thomas Roche, a Year 10 student form Cranbrook School, recently completed his work experience at Barat Burn. Tom is an ex student of Barat Burn himself, having completed his primary schooling at Kincoppal – Rose Bay before attending Cranbrook School. During his week at Barat Burn Tom had the opportunity to work in a range of classes and with a number of teachers. As Tom has a special interest in Mathematics and is an accelerated student in this subject he said that he particularly enjoyed working with Year 4 as they completed ‘Hand on’ measurement activities using trundle wheels and metre rulers. When asked about his interest in teaching Tom commented, “ I have been thinking about becoming a school teacher for the past few years. I was inspired to do so by a past teacher at Barat Burn, who always looked like she was enjoying her work.”

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IGSSA Football team

K–2 ESFA Soccer

Congratulation s to Phoebe McGeoch (Year 9) on being selected as a shadow player for the Open IGSSA Football team. Phoebe attended the trials on the 8th May at Loreto Normanhurst and was selected as a shadow player form a large group of very experienced players. We wish Phoebe the best of luck at the NSWCIS Football Carnival on the 28th May.

NSW CIS Basketball Congratulations to Hannah Ryan on her selection in the 2013 IGSSA Basketball team. Hannah played at the NSWCIS Basketball competition on Friday 10th May at Castle Hill. Her IGSSA team won 2 out of the 4 matches played at the event and Hannah was selected from this event for the 2013 NSWCIS Basketball team. She will now go on and play at the NSW State Basketball Championships. Hannah is also KRB’s Basketball captain and a valued member of the KRB 1 Basketball team.

IGSSA Cross Country

This year KRB have six Kindergarten to Year 2 soccer teams playing in Eastern Suburbs Football Association (ESFA) competition. The K-2 teams train once a week after school and play competitive small sided games on a Saturday against the other local ESFA clubs. Since the start of Term 1 all the players have improved their individual ball skills and are working well a team when playing games on a Saturday. We wish all the teams the very best for season ahead!

Year 3-6 Boys IPSHA Basketball

KRB performed exceptionally well this year at the 2013 IGSSA Cross Country Carnival which was held at Frensham School Mittagong. The KRB team placed 5th overall, an improvement on 6th place in 2012. The following girls placed in the top 20 in their age group and awaiting confirmation from IGSSA they have been selected in the IGSSA team for the NSWCIS Cross Country Carnival at Eastern Creek: 18 Years Holly Johnson


18 Years Lucy Thompson


18 Years Kate Simmons


18 Years team (Holly Johnson, Lucy Thompson & Kate Simmons)

2nd place overall

17 Years Lucy Cowper


16 Years Alessandra Colombini


16 Years Molly Windsor


16 Years team (Alessandra Colombini, Molly Windsor & Laura Kaltoft)

2nd place overall

15 Years Lucy Edwards


13 Years Elly O’Donoghue


13 Years Antonia McCristal


Congratulations to all the KRB runners on their performance at the 2013 IGSSA Cross Country Carnival.

The Year 3-6 boys played in the Independent Primary Schools Head Association (IPSHA) as a summer sport in Term 1. We had two Year 3 & 4 teams and two Year 5 & 6 teams. Throughout the term the boys played exceptionally well achieving positive results and bonding well as a team, demonstrating a good understanding of the rules and formations of play.

Wet Weather & Sports training before school When there is wet weather overnight and your son/daughter has sports training before school, please check the KRB Sports page on twitter to check if the training has been cancelled. This will be updated at 6am. The link is If there is no message stating that a specific sport has been cancelled, this sports training session will be going ahead and students are required to attend. Please check this link before heading to KRB for sports training before school.

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We had record numbers at both events for Mothers’ Day 2013. The beautiful weather enabled all mothers and their children to enjoy afternoon tea on the Fernon Fields on Friday 10 May. Many thanks to the Senior School mothers, Diane Maloney, Jo Carter, Sam Owen, Trish Quinn, Jane Antico and Shelley Griffin, who assisted at the afternoon tea. As well Cyren Restaurant was a perfect venue for the Senior School Mothers Day Lunch on the Saturday. Our first Networking Evening for 2013 held on Wednesday 15 May was well attended and an opportunity for current and past parents and current and past students to come together, hear about the challenges and opportunities in these professions and then network over informal drinks. A number of our past students have commented on the value of these evenings, many saying that they offer valuable insights into ways to gain entry into particular careers and as well opportunities for internships.


If any parent would like to participate as a speaker in future Networking Evenings, I would be delighted to hear from you with any suggestions or ideas. You will shortly receive an invitation to the KRB Rugby lunch to be held on Friday 2 August. The early bird option of $1350 per table closes on 3 June. If you would like to take a table, please contact me by phone or email. We are also offering sponsorship opportunities at the Lunch. If you or your company would be interested in offering sponsorship, I would be very happy to discuss possible options with you. Mary Cook Director of Development 9388 6024


Friday 2 August 2013 The Hilton, 488 George St, Sydney (Parking enter via 259 Pitt Street) SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Eric Rush Jessica Crisp Michael O’Loughlin Bryan Fletcher MC Andrew O’Keefe

TICKETS: $150 per person/ $1500 per table of 10

Parents, partners and friends welcome!

Anne O’Neil

Mary Cook (Director of Development)

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Saturday, 25 May 2013

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Monday, 3 June 2013

Feast of Madeleine Sophie Barat

Year 11 Exams

IGSSA Basketball/Football Round 4 8.00am

Corpus Christi

Coonabarabran North West Equestrian Expo

IPSHA Minkey/Hockey/Football Round 4 8.00am

Years 5 & 6 Da Vinci Decathlon 9.00am

Years 7-12 Term 3 Sports Trials (Netball & Hockey) 12.00pm

Friday, 31 May 2013

TUCKSHOP: Alison Bradford, Lou Lindsay

TUCKSHOP: Anne O’Neil, Bernadette Cooper, Natasha Lien Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Year 11 Exams

Coonabarabran North West Equestrian Expo

Trinity Sunday

Coonabarabran North West Equestrian Expo

Archdale Debating Round 2 4.00pm

Mass for Deceased Alumnae 10.00am

Year 7 Sydney Symphony Excursion 9.50am

Monday, 27 May 2013

TUCKSHOP: Heather Hancock, Michela Gallimore

Year 11 Exams

Stage 4 Sydney Symphony Orchestra Excursion 11.30am

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

TUCKSHOP: Julie Ingram, Elizabeth Jumikis

ISDA Debating Semi-Final 3 6.00pm

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

TUCKSHOP: Liz Clunies Ross, Jo Hunter

Year 11 Exams

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Years 7 & 8 Da Vinci Decathlon 9.00am

Month of the Sacred Heart

ELC Grandparents’ Morning 10.00am Archdale Debating Round 1 4.00pm

Coonabarabran North West Equestrian Expo

TUCKSHOP: Chiara Brunori, Jasmin Lester

IGSSA Basketball/Football Round 5 8.00am

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

IPSHA Minkey/Hockey Round 5 8.00am

Year 11 Exams

Sunday, 2 June 2013

TUCKSHOP: Janey Anderson, Justine Makeham, Miffy Lau

Years 9 & 10 Da Vinci Decathlon 9.00am

Coonabarabran North West Equestrian Expo

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Year 12 Tertiary Education Information Evening 5.30pm

Corpus Christi Sunday

TUCKSHOP: Emma Nesbitt, Kirsty Marr


KRB Trivia Night Saturday, 25 May 2013 Maureen Tudehope Centre 7pm arrival for 7.30pm start

Put on the Ritz and round up 10 of your best guys & dolls for a swell night! COST: $40 per person or $400 per table of 10 DRESS: (OPTIONAL) THE GREAT GATSBY RSVP: Monday 20 May 2013 to

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World Environment Day ICAS Science TUCKSHOP: Michelle Banks, Jo Carter Thursday, 6 June 2013 Years 7–12 Athletics Carnival 7.30am TUCKSHOP: Geraldine Walsh, Susanne Bickmore Hutt FRIDAY, 7 JUNE 2013

Chapel Society 6th Annual Readings

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