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KRB News Issue 09 – 21 june 2013

A de ep r espe ct f o r in t e l l e c t u al values


FROM THE Deputy PRINCIPAL Feast of the Sacred Heart 2013 Our celebration of the Feast of the Sacred Heart on Thursday has been a wonderful way to conclude Term 2. There was a real sense of belonging to a special community, engendered particularly by the students, as they participated in the celebration. The day began with students from Kindergarten to Year 12, Sisters of the Sacred Heart, staff, parents and Board members gathering for a Eucharist in the MTC celebrated by Father Phillip Watkins. The festive atmosphere was demonstrated by both students and staff dressing in red and white for the occasion. We were privileged to have at our Mass the Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Heart and to express our appreciation to them for inspiring us in the spirit of the Sacred Heart. Following the Mass, we held an Assembly for our Years 3-12, during which Sister Philomene Tiernan RSCJ presented the Madeleine Sophie Awards. A feature of the Assembly was the Notre Coeur House Competition which highlighted the students’ creativity and their gifts and talents. The Assembly culminated with the Sacred Heart Cheer where we were able to witness the KRB student community in action! Following the Assembly, the students enjoyed the Mission Fete held over lunch which saw each year group creatively prepare a stall selling a variety of services and goods to raise funds for the work of the Society of the Sacred Heart in India. There was a wonderful atmosphere as Junior and Senior school students participated enthusiastically in support of this social justice venture. Another very special occasion during the week was the Procession of the Lanterns celebrated by our boarding community


on the eve of Sacred Heart Day. This is traditionally a very special occasion for our boarders, particularly for those in Year 12 who lead the Procession. We were also privileged during the week to celebrate cultural diversity at KRB through the Cultural Diversity Assembly on Wednesday. The Assembly provided wonderful insight into the different cultures which make up the KRB community. During the the week we were also able to experience firsthand the diversity of cultures through the variety of food on offer at our International Food Stalls.


Welcome from the Principal


Teaching & Learning


Students in Action

6 Sport 7

Community News



The past week has therefore given us an opportunity to be to have been reminded of our very special Sacred Heart traditions and also the richness of our school community through our diversity. Debating Congratulations to all KRB debaters for a very successful season in debating. Special congratulations go to the Primary A Team of Claudia Chen, Zoë Davidson, Dominic Grimshaw, Caitlin Mulveney and Tanami Penfold who won the Grand Final against the Pymble Ladies College Team. Sport Term Two has also been a very successful one for Sport. Five KRB Basketball teams were premiers in their divisions. As well congratulations to the KRB 2 Football team who were premiers. All students are to be commended for their commitment and team work throughout the season. Thank you to all our parents who have supported the many functions and events we have held this term. I wish you all a relaxing holiday with your families. With regards

Mark McCrossin Deputy Principal


Such a wonderful, bittersweet ceremony tonight at Procession of the Lanterns. #boarders


Dalai Lama Visit On Monday 17 June, ten students from Years 7, 8,9,11 and 12 went to the Young Minds’ Conference at the Sydney Town Hall to hear his Holiness, the Dalai Lama, speak. He spoke to us about the importance of happiness and well-being, and how to achieve this. His Holiness the Dalai Lama was joined by three women who had extensive experience working with and educating young people. This panel included one Italian woman named Carla Rinaldi who is an educational scholar and Professor at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and a Muslim woman and engineer whose parents’ greatest belief was in duty. There was then time to ask questions. After this we went back to school. We had a great day and learnt a lot. His Holiness was a great inspiration.


Cultural Diversity Week Cultural Diversity Food Stall was a very successful and enjoyable day. We had a variety of food such as Italian, Indonesian, Korean, Thai, Japanese and Chinese. All of the foods were sold outside on the Harbour Terrace and were freshly made, extremely delicious and sold for reasonable prices. The event brought all the KRB community together and allowed students to experience the diversity of food. Mary Grace Brunker, Head Girl 2012-13, stated, “The Cultural Diversity lunch was one of the best days of the year.” The following day we had the Cultural Diversity Assembly. This year, we decided to be a bit creative and change the performances. With an opening of Harlem Shake, the morale and atmosphere of the Assembly was raised up. In addition to this, for the first time, we had to learn a culture that was not our own and that was the Indian Bollywood dance. We also introduced a game and allowed the audience to participate in it, allowing students to experience and learn firsthand about different cultures. Lastly, we also incorporated interesting cultural facts and learnt how to say welcome in languages that are uncommon at KRB, such as Arabic, Yiddish, Vietnamese and Indian. Overall, the Assembly was just as successful as the Food Stall and was very entertaining. We would like to thank Ms Yin Yang, Mrs Mount, Mr Dogra, Mrs Ferguson, Mrs Del Vecchio and Mrs Swan for making the event possible. And most importantly, we would like to thank the students of KRB who helped through buying or participating in the event. We, as a Committee, are truly grateful. The Cultural Diversity Committee

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KRB Procession of the Lanterns On 19 June the boarding community celebrated one the Procession of the Lanterns. Traditionally held on the eve of Sacred Heart Day, the Procession of Lanterns began when an early Mistress General, (Principal) Mother Amelie Salmon, came to Rose Bay from her school in France. She then introduced this procession, which she had commenced at her French school. Our sacristy journal records that in 1903 children processed into the chapel with candles. As the years evolved, lanterns replaced the candles. We have kept the tradition of using paper lanterns, each being handmade and embossed with Sacred Heart emblems. The Procession is now an established and most treasured tradition in our schools in Australia and New Zealand. The evening began with a formal dinner for the Boarders, the Leadership team, Sister of the Society of the Sacred Heart and the Year 12 parents. Director of Boarding Jill Miller spoke about the tradition and ritual of the Procession and its significance to Kincoppal – Rose Bay. After the dinner the students return to the Boarding House where they receive a decorated lantern and then process to the Chapel down the spiral staircase holding their lanterns and singing hymns. The Chapel was beautifully decorated by the Year 11 girls with a heart shaped arrangement of candles. This year the parents and guests were seated in the Chapel as well as the loft and the 1890 French Puget organ was played by Mark Stubley. The blessings were read by the Head Boarder, Laura Goodfellow and the Director of Boarding Jill Miller. Thank you must go to Mark Stubley for preparing the students and playing the organ, Maureen Brian for preparing the Chapel, Kendi Pascoe for making the beautiful lanterns. Congratulations also to the boarders who in true “cor unum”spirit commit to this celebration each year. They displayed immense reverence and sang beautifully on the night.

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Sacred Heart Day 2013 On Thursday 20 June, the School celebrated the Feast of the Sacred Heart. It is traditional that the focus of the day is Social Justice. The Mass, in prayers and theme, begins the day, drawing attention to the centrality of the Eucharist in the life of the School. The Year 11 students present programs on Social Justice to students from Year 3 – 10 during the morning tea. After an assembly in which the Madeleine Sophie Awards are given to students who have demonstrated their loyalty to the school values, the day concludes with the Social Justice Fete. This fete raises funds for the work of the Society of the Sacred Heart in India, and, this year, the money raised by Year 8 will be used to further research in Multiple Sclerosis. The Mission Fete raise more than $4000. Go to FlIckr and view our photo gallery.

Cor Unums Visit St Mary’s Cathedral


On the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians (24 May 2013), a special Mass was celebrated by Cardinal George Pell at St Mary’s Cathedral, attended by student representatives from all of the primary schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney. KRB was represented by our Year 6 Cor Unum students and Mrs Belinda Connolly (Junior School Religious Education Co-ordinator). Mary is the patroness of the Sydney Archdiocese and of Australia, and the Mass was a special opportunity for students to gather together to celebrate this most important feast. A highlight was our Cor Unum students meeting with Cardinal Pell after the Mass.

Archdale What a fantastic night of debating with KRB winning 5 out of the 7 debates! Roseville is an incredibly strong debating team, and to secure so many wins is just amazing. Well done to 7A, 7B for their second win in a row! The coaches have fed back to me how pleased they are with their teams. Most teams are said to be really making strides, and are making a huge effort. It is satisfying for coaches to see them taking on board what they’ve been trained to do, and putting it into practice.

Round 4 Results The results of Round 3 against Roseville College were: Team




Year 7A


Year 9


Year 7B


Year 10


Year 8A




Year 8B


ISDA The 2013 ISDA season was a successful one for KRB. To the Primary A team, who won all but one of their debates during the season and were Grand Final winners, well done team! The Senior A, Senior B, Year 10 and Year 9 teams all won four debates in the season – the majority of their debates. An amazing debate from the Senior School was delivered by the Year 8 team, consisting of Ali Gazal, Georgia Hinds, Isabella Monardo and Kate Parsons. The Year 8 team won five debates and progressed to Semi-Final Three, only to be knocked-out in an unlucky split decision. This team shows great promise for the years to come.

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Term 2 Sports Finals KRB was very well represented in the IGSSA Basketball and Football Finals last Saturday 15 June with 5 of the KRB Basketball teams becoming Premiers of their division. KRB 2 Football team were also premiers. The results are as follows;

KRB were also represented at the Mini Mos School Challenge Fun Run in Mosman:


Poppy O’Donnell 5km, Arabella St John 4th in the 10 –11yrs 2km. Ella Hannon and Imogen Davis- Irons also participated in the 2km challenge. Well done girls on your great results.

Maisie Stevens – 100m 12.83

Sarah Maloney – Junior High Jump 1.53m Year 4-6 Girls Minkey & Hockey


On Thursday 6 June the Year 7–12 Athletics Carnival was held at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre. It was great to see so many girls participating in both track and field events on the day. The results from this Carnival are as follows:

A large number of girls from Years 4-6 have been involved in playing Minkey and Hockey in the IPSHA competition throughout Term 2. It has been wonderful to see the girls develop skills using hockey sticks and how they have gained a greater understanding of the game of Hockey. KRB has 6 Minkey teams with girls from Years 4 & 5 playing modified Hockey and 2 Year 6 Hockey teams. The Year 6 girls had many wins and really started to grasp positional play.

KRB 12 vs Kambala

win - Premiers

Age Champions & Runners Up

Year 3 Netball

KRB 13 vs Monte


KRB 16 Premiers vs Meriden

win – Premiers

Basketball Finals KRB 2 vs Loreto Normanhurst

win - Premiers

KRB 4 vs St Catherine’s

win - Premiers

KRB 6 vs Loreto Normanhurst

win - Premiers

KRB 7 vs PLC Sydney

KRB Football Finals KRB 2 vs St Vincent’s 2

win - Premiers

KRB 9 vs Sceggs


NSW CIS Cross Country KRB performed exceptionally well this year at the 2013 IGSSA and IPSHA Cross Country Carnivals with a record of seventeen girls representing KRB at the NSWCIS Cross Country Carnival at Eastern Creek last week. The outstanding results are as follows:

Year 7–12 Athletics Carnival

12 Years Age Champion

Maya Levinson


12 Years Runner Up

Clementine Crawford


13 Years Age Champion

Sarah Maloney


13 Years Runner Up

Maisie Stevens


14 Years Age Champion

Alessandra Gazal


Maggie O’Toole


15 Years Age Champion

Frances Ryan


15 Years Runner Up

Phoebe McGeoch


16 Years Age Champion

Emily Thompson


16 Years Runner Up

Sophie Kass


The girls in Year 3 have commenced their first season of Netball competition. All girls commenced a skills program in Term 4 last year in preparation for the Eastern Suburbs Primary Schools Netball competition this year. KRB has a record number of 4 Year 3 Teams who were every excited to start playing real Netball matches. Over the last eight weeks the girls have not only improved their passing and catching skills but have gained more confidence and greater understanding of the rules and positional play in Netball. We look forward to their continued enthusiasm next term.

Wet Weather & Sports training before school

18 Years

Holly Johnson


18 Years

Lucy Thompson


18 Years

Kate Simmons


17 Years

Lucy Cowper


16 Years

Alessandra Colombini


17 Years Age Champion

Lucy Cowper


16 Years

Molly Windsor


17 Years Runner Up

Grace Hopkins


16 Years

Laura Kaltoft


Hannah Ryan


16 Years

Emily Thompson


18 Years Age Champion

13 Years

Elly O’Donoghue


Lucy Thompson


13 Years

Antonia McCristal


18 Years Runner Up

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.

8/9 Years

Eva Smith


Junior Champion

Sarah Maloney


Please check this link before heading to KRB for sports training before school.

10 Years

Penelope Hughes



K –12 Sports Photo’s

Eleanor Miller


Intermediate Champion

Emily Thompson

10 Years 10 Years

Coco Remond


Lucy Thompson


10 Years

Amelia Smith


Senior Champion

11 Years

Arabella St John


Lucy Cowper


All KRB sports team photos and photos taken at School Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country Carnival are available for purchase online through the following website:

11 Years

Tanami Penfold


Open Invitation 100 m

Emily Thompson


Open 1500 m

Lucy Thompson

KRB Cross Country captain Holly Johnson and Lucy Thompson will now go on to represent NSWCIS at the NSW All Schools Cross Country Championships at Eastern Creek on Friday 19 July. We wish these girls the best of luck.

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 as follows:

USERNAME: krb Kungala

PASSWORD: sports

Spirit Cup winner: Arakoola Overall Point score Winner: Arakoola

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MONDAY 12 AUGUST 2013 5.30pm-5.45pm - Registration/Afternoon Tea 5.45pm-6.40pm - Panel Presentations + Q&A Session

Women &

Leadership FORUM

Target Audience: Years 10-12 Speakers include: Samantha Armytage Elizabeth Broderick Danica Leys Enquiries: Mrs Marie Wood Director of Students

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This is a FREE event Invitation will follow early Term 3 RSVP by Monday 5 August


FROM THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICE Thank you to all those parents who have volunteered their time for the events we have held this term. Your contribution and support are greatly appreciated.

ANNUAL GIVING 2013 Thank you to those families who have contributed to the Annual Giving Program 2013.

50th Anniversary of the ordination of Rev Monsignor Tony Doherty AM. The Catholic Communities of St Mary Magdalene Rose Bay and St Therese Dover Heights warmly invite the staff, parents and friends of Kincoppal Rose Bay to attend a cocktail party to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the ordination of Rev Monsignor Tony Doherty AM. When: Friday 19th July 2013

Your support of

Where: Club Rose Bay, 1 Vickery Avenue Rose Bay

♥♥ the KRB Building Fund enables us to continue to provide a quality learning environment where all students can achieve their personal best ♥♥ the Bursary Fund assists in providing financial support for families who would like their daughters to have a Sacred Heart education but who are in financial need.


7– 9pm


$35 per head. Payment by credit card to parish office

Please consider offering your support to this Program. All gifts – large or small - are truly valued. All are fully tax deductible.

Dress: Cocktail RSVP:

30th June

No gifts please. Donations in lieu to Asylum Seekers Centre of NSW or on the night.

TERM 3 EVENTS Invitations will shortly be sent for ♥♥ The Dubbo Regional Gathering – 28 July ♥♥ The Music Dinner for all Music students and parents – 14 August ♥♥ The Year 12 Mothers’ Lunch – 16 August ♥♥ The Year 6 and 8 Family Mass and Morning Tea – 18 August. Please note change of date ♥♥ The Junior School Fathers’ Day Mass & Breakfast – 23 August ♥♥ The Senior School Father Daughter Dinner – 24 August Please mark these dates in your diary.

RUGBY LUNCH – 2 August

Liyarn Ngarn Screening The Eastern Suburbs Organisation for Reconciling Australia (ESORA) presents a screening of “Liyarn Ngarn” Come along to Woollahra Council and enjoy this free movie screening of film titled Liyarn Ngarn in celebration of NAIDOC Week. Liyarn Ngarn means “the coming together of the spirit” and comes from the Yawari people from the West Kimberley region. This compelling documentary brings together British actor Pete Postlethwaite with respected song-man Archie Roach and Aboriginal leader Pat Dodson. NAIDOC Week runs from 7–14 July and promotes respect and value towards our Aboriginal heritage.

The second KRB Rugby Lunch promises to be a wonderful event and we have already filled many tables. Tickets are $150.00 per person or a table of ten for $1500.00. If you would like to take a table, please contact me by phone or email. A copy of the invitation is enclosed in the KRB News. Please rsvp by Friday 19 July 2013

The event will be held at Woollahra Council Chambers, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay on 10 July from 6.30pm.

Kind regards

KRB Tennis & Multi Sport Holiday Program

Mary Cook Director of Development 9388 6024

Bookings essential. Call 9130 3773.

KRB will be running a Tennis & Multi Sport Holiday Program during the holidays. When: July 8 – July 12 Who: Anyone aged 4 – 13 years Where: KRB Tennis Courts or MTC if wet For more details or to book and make payment contact Jed Gould. Jed Gould Director of Tennis

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Friday, 21 June to Thursday, 11 July

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

World Challenge

TUCKSHOP: Jane Ryan, Melinda Gardiner

Monday, 8 July 2013

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Student Leadership Inauguration Ceremony 1.50pm

Year 12 Study Week

Year 12 Drama Trial HSC Group Performance 3.30pm

Junior School Sacrament of Reconciliation 9.00am

TUCKSHOP: Marisa Mitchell, Jay Gilbert, Kerrie Gibbs

TUCKSHOP: Christine Hinds, Elizabeth Shiell

Friday, 19 July 2013

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Griffith Regional Gathering

Year 10 Parent-Teacher Interviews 3.30pm

TUCKSHOP: Jacqui Lennon, Reni Hughes

Years 9-11 Elective Music Excursion “Tosca” 7.30pm

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 Year 12 Study Week Wednesday, 10 July 2013 Year 12 Study Week Thursday, 11 July 2013 Year 12 Study Week

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Friday, 12 July 2013

TUCKSHOP: Lyn Rex, Trish Quinn, Linda Columbini

Year 12 Study Week

Foundation of the Convent of the Sacred Heart in 1882

Saturday, 13 July 2013

IGSSA Hockey/Netball Round 1 8.00am

Year 12 Study Week Sunday, 14 July 2013

IPSHA Football Round 7/Netball Round 1 8.00am

Year 12 Study Week

Sacré Coeur Association AGM 3.00pm

Monday, 15 July 2013

Monday, 22 July 2013

TUCKSHOP: Terry Farley, Genevieve Adamo

Term 3 Commences

Year 9 2014 Parent-Student Information Evening 6.30pm

Saturday, 27 July 2013

TUCKSHOP: Victoria Litchfield, Lorelle Parsons

IGSSA Hockey/Netball Round 2 8.00am

Year 11 2014 Parent-Student Information Evening 6.30pm Boarder Parent-Teacher Interviews 3.00pm Year 12 Drama Trial HSC Individual Performance 3.30pm TUCKSHOP: Alison Green, Nicole Murphy Tuesday, 16 July 2013 TUCKSHOP: Rhonda O’Neil, Marguerite Kass, Cathy Welsh

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 KRB Experience Open Morning K-12 9.00am

Friday, 26 July 2013 Tamworth Boarding School Expo 8.30am Years 3-12 Term 3 Sports Team Photos 8.45am

Year 11 Leadership Retreat IPSHA Football Round 8/Netball Round 2 8.00am Tamworth Boarding School Expo 8.30am

Archdale Debating Round 5 4.00pm

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Year 11 Drama Night 7.00pm

Year 11 Leadership Retreat

TUCKSHOP: Vivien Cornish, Karen Harrington

KRB RUGBY LUNCH 2013 Friday 2 August 2013 – 12.30pm 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)

DRESS: Business Attire


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