It is hard to believe we have now come to the end of what was a very busy term. I would like to extend a thank you to all our wonderful community m...
31March KRB News – Edition 5
- From the Principal
- KRB's Local Hero
- KRB's Bus Driver Performs Heroic Rescue
- Junior School Students in Action
- Father/Father Figure and Son Activities Afternoon
- Year 3-6 Swimming Carnival results
- Chess Lessons
- Year 2 NSW Schoolhouse Museum Excursion
- IPSHA Netball
- Year 5 Experimenting in the Senior School Science Labs
- Year 4 & 5 Perform for Teachers and Guests
- Senior School Students in Action
- Year 10 Geography Trip
- Artist of the Month – Alex O'Gorman
- Year 7 – School Selfie Artwork
- Year 10 Self Portraits
- Year 11 Visual Arts – Consumerism
- Year 7-12 Swimming Carnival Results
- Easter Paraliturgy
- Georgia Kirkby – Poultry and Duck Breeding Champion
- Year 10 History Excursion – Sydney Jewish Museum
- IGSSA Swimming
- Tildesley Tennis Doubles
- Year 6 & 7 Bands Prepare for their First Performances
- Sporting Teams Grand Finals
- Touch Football
- Water Polo
- From the Library
- Get carried away with books!
- Night of Song
- Band Tutor Profile
- Harrison Werlemann-Godfrey - Cello
- Academic Care
- Police Liaison Officer Presentation - Year 7 and 8 Cyber Safety
- Update from the Mission Team
- From the Advancement and Community Office
- Save the Date – Celebrating International Women's Day 2021
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From the Principal
It is hard to believe we have now come to the end of what was a very busy term. I would like to extend a thank you to all our wonderful community members for the many ways you have contributed to our dynamic school community so far this year.
The students have given their all over this first term. We have seen, with the lifting of COVID restrictions, more opportunities for our young people to engage more fully in their sport, debating, music and other co-curricular life of the School. Some of these aspects of life were deeply missed last year.
The students have also committed fully to their learning over the term. The Year 12 students have modelled this and their commitment to and approach to their study, revision and classroom engagement has been exemplary. They have just completed an assessment block and approached this with a really positive attitude.
It has been wonderful to see parents back at the School over the past few weeks. We saw this initially at the Year 6 Student Leadership Ceremony and more recently at the dinner for new families who started in 2020, an event postponed last year due to COVID restrictions. I look forward to meeting the new families from 2021 in May.
We were so happy these restrictions eased in time for us to attend the magnificent showcasing of Matilda. All involved in this outstanding production are to be commended. We pay tribute to their individual and collective resilience as this performance took two years to come to life due to COVID in 2020.
I would also like to thank the many P&F Representatives who have welcomed new and current families by organizing year level social gatherings. I too thank Penny Haddrill, Alison McLean, Liesl White, Kiara Salvestro and Pip Baker for organising the Country Weekend on 20 March in Ardlethan.
I thank all staff members who have supported the students in their learning, in their well-being and in all their pursuits this term.
Throughout this term we have had the issue of consent in education brought to our attention. I would like to thank everyone in our community including parents, guardians, alumnae and staff who have participated in our online webinars to address these issues. We have seen some impactful ideas come forward which would not be possible without your involvement. We have made significant movement within a short period of time and I look forward to working with you all more as we continue to implement these important changes to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students.
As the term comes to a close and we enter our Easter season, may we be renewed by the spirit of hope that is promised to us through the Resurrection.
I wish you all a happy and safe Easter break and look forward to seeing you all back at School, for what is to be another action-packed Term here at KRB.
In Corde Jesu,
KRB's Local Hero
KRB's Bus Driver Performs Heroic Rescue
KRB Bus Driver Mev Caybas heroically rescued media personality Jessica Rowe and her daughter from their burning car just before it exploded in Rose...
KRB Bus Driver Mev Caybas heroically rescued media personality Jessica Rowe and her daughter from their burning car just before it exploded in Rose Bay last week.
Well done Mev! We applaud your quick-thinking response and bravery in such a threatening situation. It is wonderful to know we have such capable and caring bus drivers here at KRB.
Mev said of his heroics:
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching out and helping others. As one of tour students had mentioned to their teacher, that’s the spirit of the Sacred Heart.”
Junior School Students in Action
Father/Father Figure and Son Activities Afternoon
Dodge ball, swimming, water bombs and even a slip slide! Fathers and male guardians joined the boys of Barat Burn to enjoy a sporting afternoon with teachers and coaches. Even the rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the participants and lots of fun was had throughout the afternoon.
Olivia Gordon and Craig Millard
3 White Teacher and Co-education Coordinator/PDHPE Teacher ELC – 12 & Boys’ Sport Coordinator
Year 3-6 Swimming Carnival results
The Swimming Carnival presentation was held at Monday’s assembly following the Swimming Carnival held on the 25th February. Congratulations to the ...
The Swimming Carnival presentation was held at Monday’s assembly following the Swimming Carnival held on the 25th February. Congratulations to the following students:
|Age Category||Age Champion||Runner Up|
|12 Years girls||Mila Hall||Tessa Mitchelmore|
|11 Years Girls||Lucca Fletcher||Skylar Heida|
|10 Years Girls||Ruby Daniel||Jiaai Cheng|
|10 Years Boys||Finley Goodwin||Owen Jarrett|
|9 Years Girls||Vera Febo||Indigo Levy & Bianca Walter|
|9 Years Boys||Robert Stenhouse||Baitao Luo|
|8 Years Girls||Ivy Lincoln-Smith||Elsie Cassidy|
|100m Girl Champion||Mila Hall|
|100m Boy Champion||Owen Jarrett|
Educators around the world have identified that chess is a powerful tool for developing higher order thinking skills, creativity, numerical and ver...
Educators around the world have identified that chess is a powerful tool for developing higher order thinking skills, creativity, numerical and verbal aptitudes, and memory. It also assists with problem solving, lateral thinking and logical sequencing. Year 3 had the opportunity to extend their skills by participating in weekly chess lessons where they developed and further refined their skills. As chess is closely linked to mathematical skills, this was part of the Mathematics program for the term.
Eli-Luca: It was really challenging!
Hermione: It got me thinking for each move I made.
Cordelia: I liked chess because it’s a board game and I love playing board games. You can also learn all the different moves.
Penelope: I loved learning all the new Chess moves and playing with other people each week.
Kata: I loved chess because you can learn how to concentrate and it’s really great fun.
Evie: I loved my chess lessons because I learnt how to play new games.
Patrick: I enjoyed playing with other people and using my skills.
Year 2 NSW Schoolhouse Museum Excursion
On Wednesday 22 March, Year 2 stepped back into the past with an exciting and educational excursion to the Old Schoolhouse Museum at North Ryde. We...
On Wednesday 22 March, Year 2 stepped back into the past with an exciting and educational excursion to the Old Schoolhouse Museum at North Ryde. Wearing clothing from the Victorian times, the children participated in lessons in the 1877 classroom sitting at ‘long toms’. They were challenged to write spelling words using fancy cursive letters on slate boards then progressing to ink pens. They also had the opportunity to experiment with ‘threading’ in the embroidery class and created some spectacular place mats. Next the children moved to the 1910 classroom for interactive activities. They played jacks with knuckle bones, used the ‘jelly pad’ to print worksheets and looked at the contents of Globite suitcases using their ‘detective’ gloves. To conclude the visit, the children did exercises with wands (sticks) and dumbbells and created their own toys at the ‘technology’ station using screwdrivers to assemble wooden toys of their choice.
Year 2 agreed that although it was an exciting and enjoyable day, education is much more fun now! They were all relieved to escape the cane!
“My favourite part of the excursion was the treasure hunt for olden day objects.” Stanley 2 Blue
“I loved the sewing because we had to pull out the thread to make a pattern.” Chloe 2 Red
“It was great fun writing with ink because I have never tried it before.” Mya 2 White
KRB had four Year 6 students attend the IPSHA Netball Trials on Tuesday 23 March at Pymble Ladies College. Mila Hal...
KRB had four Year 6 students attend the IPSHA Netball Trials on Tuesday 23 March at Pymble Ladies College. Mila Hall, Georgina Hannon, Laura Hood and Lucca Fletcher all performed well and benefited from the experience. From the trials, only ten players were selected into the IPSHA Netball Team and two of those players were from KRB. Congratulations to all the girls who represented KRB at the IPSHA Netball Trials and we wish Mila Hall and Georgina Hannon the best of luck playing in the IPSHA Netball Team at the CIS Netball Trials next month.
Year 5 Experimenting in the Senior School Science Labs
Year 5 hit the labs at KRB Senior School.
An exciting and important progression for our soon to be Scientists!
Year 4 & 5 Perform for Teachers and Guests
To conclude their first term of Band Programme the Year 4 & 5 bands and strings wi...
To conclude their first term of Band Programme the Year 4 & 5 bands and strings with their tutors performed for their class teachers, Ms Netting, Mrs Henrich and Mrs Ferguson. Year 5 also had a Year 8 Music class looking on. Both bands performed a medley of their term 1 songs Hot Cross Buns, Au Claire de la Lune and Jingle Bells. It is wonderful to hear the good intonation and depth of sound created by the range of instruments, and see the effort and concentration of the students.
The strings performed Pizzicato Hiccups with solos by Ruby Daniel in Year 4 and Holly Zaki and Sienna Humphry in Year 5. Mrs Cross and Mr Werlemann-Godfrey have focussed painstakingly on good string technique and open strings playing with these students, most of whom are beginners. These boys and girls have been working hard.
Videos of the performances are herewith for your enjoyment. I am very proud of what the students have achieved. Mr Dericott told the children they are far in front of where we would expect them to be in terms of progress this year. What a wonderful compliment to carry us into the Easter break!
Head of Music
Senior School Students in Action
Year 10 Geography Trip
On Tuesday 30...
On Tuesday 30th March, Year 10 Geography students undertook a fieldtrip to Collaroy and Narrabeen Beaches as part of their studies of Coastal Management. The excursion provided the students with an opportunity to consolidate learning already undertaken in class based around the topic of Coastal Environmental Change and Management.
We began the day by meeting the Coastal Environmental Centre Educators from Northern Beaches Council who briefed us on the causes, extent and impact of development at Collaroy Beach. Students then had an opportunity to collect sediment samples, identify coastal vegetation, interpret and visualise the biophysical processes operating in the area.
After lunch, students investigated the biophysical processes that have formed the Narrabeen Beach environment. Students were able to use a variety of geographic tools to measure and record c atmospheric conditions, observe and map hydrographic conditions and to explain how these are transforming the beach environment.
After the fieldtrip, Year 10 Geographers will further research and investigate the coastal processes of erosion, transportation and deposition operating at the Northern Beaches to gain an appreciation of its environmental services and management strategies.
Mr. Murray Kerstens
Year 10 Geography Teacher
Artist of the Month – Alex O'Gorman
Year 7 – School Selfie Artwork
During Term 1, Year 7 Visual Arts students explored ...
During Term 1, Year 7 Visual Arts students explored their experience and relationship with Kincoppal Rose-Bay School. They developed an understanding of composition, point of view and light and shadow to create a series of 6 digital artworks. Students also developed basic editing skills in both Photoshop and InDesign. Their photographs are a reflection of their entrance into our Senior School this year.
Year 10 Self Portraits
In Term 1 this year, Year 10 Visual Arts students have been working on creating their sensitively drawn charcoal self-portraits. Self Portraits c...
In Term 1 this year, Year 10 Visual Arts students have been working on creating their sensitively drawn charcoal self-portraits. Self Portraits can be viewed as an intimate and bold declaration of identity, and in these self-portrait artworks, students offer themselves as both the subject and the artist. Reggio Emelia philosophies believe that self-portraiture is deeply connected to children’s identity perceptions … stories that children tell in their portraits.
When we look at a self-portrait, we see a child as she sees herself. The story of self-portrait work is a tender story to tell.”
Reggio Emilia, (Malaguzzi and Musatti 1996 )
Year 11 Visual Arts – Consumerism
Built around familiar imagery of product advertisements, celebrity cults and everyday consumption practices, <...
Built around familiar imagery of product advertisements, celebrity cults and everyday consumption practices, consumerist art is inherently rooted in the present social context, mirroring the dominant cultural values and making comments on the world we live in. Year 11 Visual Art students have explored this concept in Term 1 and created artworks that reflect the idea of consumerism in our world.
Year 7-12 Swimming Carnival Results
The Swimming Carnival presentation was held in last week’s assembly following the Swimming Carnival held on 26 February. Congratulations to the fol...
The Swimming Carnival presentation was held in last week’s assembly following the Swimming Carnival held on 26 February. Congratulations to the following students:
|Age/Categoryl||Age Champion||Runner Up|
|18 Years||Coco Remond||Tahni Hegyesi-Fleming|
|17 Years||Amelia Hudson||Charlotte Sork|
|16 Years||Alexandra Bulman||Francesca Gorman-Coates & Phoebe Oayda|
|15 Years||Ruby Tonelli-Smith||Matilda Waugh & Olivia Murray|
|14 Years||Zara Holt||Jillian Cassidy|
|13 Years||Charlotte Bulman||Isla Walter|
|12 Years||Phoebe Brownie||Claudia Creagh|
|Senior Champion||Coco Remond|
|Intermediate Champion||Ruby Tonelli-Smith|
|Junior Champion||Charlotte Bulman|
Students attended an Easter Paraliturgy on their final day of term, Wednesday 31 March.
Our boarders also organised an Easter Raffle which r...
Students attended an Easter Paraliturgy on their final day of term, Wednesday 31 March.
Our boarders also organised an Easter Raffle which raised $830 for Caritas Australia, an international aid and development agency of the Australian Catholic Church.
Congratulations to our boarders for a successful fundraising campaign and a special congratulations to our three lucky winners who will be going home with a wonderful Easter egg hamper.
Georgia Kirkby – Poultry and Duck Breeding Champion
Georgia Kirkby, a Year 10 boarder from Bellata, is a passionate poultry and duck breeder. She started as a boarder at KRB in Year 7 following her p...
Georgia Kirkby, a Year 10 boarder from Bellata, is a passionate poultry and duck breeder. She started as a boarder at KRB in Year 7 following her primary years in Narrabri.
Georgia competed at the NSW Waterfowl Breeders Association and has now entered the NSW Junior Judging Championship at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. We’ve received word that Georgia was chosen as the champion in the Hard Feather, Soft Feather and Waterfowl categories, and was named as overall Under 25 NSW Champion for the NSW Royal Agricultural Society. She has now qualified for the national championships.
Year 10 History Excursion – Sydney Jewish Museum
On Tuesday 30 March, Year 10 History Students were given the opportunity to visit the Sydney Jewish History Museum, which was established in 1992 b...
On Tuesday 30 March, Year 10 History Students were given the opportunity to visit the Sydney Jewish History Museum, which was established in 1992 by a generation of Holocaust survivors. They envisioned the Museum as a place where their stories and personal possessions could be shared, where those who were murdered during the Holocaust could be memorialised and where the lessons of the past could be taught to the future generation. Having visited the Museum, I can say that the Museum does exactly this, giving a voice to those who suffered, provoking conversations and inspiring change. The Museum truly gave life to the history of the Holocaust, deepening our previous knowledge and understanding and providing us with insights into the horrors of World War II.
Our Excursion to the Museum began with a presentation by one of the volunteer workers on the Holocaust. We explored many of the horrors of the Holocaust, delving into the lives of the those who murdered thousands, including leader of the Nazi Party, Adolf Hitler, and Auschwitz Commander, Rudolf Hoss. To find out that men capable of perpetuating such brutal acts of mass murder led normal lives was shocking and helped us to gain an understanding of their mentality and attempts to rationalise their actions. The presentation assisted us in understanding that these mass murderers justified their actions by denying the Jewish race their humanity. Primary sources of propaganda from World War II revealed that the Germans perceived Jews to be less than human and therefore deserving of the atrocities that were committed against them. Forced to live in Ghettos and often deceived into travelling to extermination camps, millions of Jews were forced to endure inhumane conditions whilst the Germans celebrated their misery.
We then got the chance to visit numerous exhibitions throughout the Museum that provided further insight into the Holocaust. The Children’s Memorial in particular was a memorable and eye-opening experience. 1.5 Million children died or were murdered during the Holocaust. This memorial was created in the hopes that the children of this generation would live a life of peace, security and love, things that the children of the Holocaust were forced to live without. The memorial featured a wall displaying the names and photos of all the children who passed away during the Holocaust along with a fountain filled with 1.5 million drops of water to represent their fallen tears. This memorial revealed the extent of the impact of the Holocaust on those of the younger generation and was impacted us emotionally as we empathised stronger with those of our own age. Different exhibitions also educated us on methods of Jewish resistance against the Germans.
The final aspect of our visit was listening to a story from Yvonne Engelman, a survivor of the Holocaust. Yvonne was born in 1927 in Czechoslovakia. She described having a happy and peaceful childhood but her first experiences of discrimination from the Germans began when
her friends and schoolmates no longer acknowledged who she was. Her family was forced into a Ghetto where they lived in constant fear, in inhumane conditions until they were marched into cattle wagons and taken to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. This was the last time she would ever see her parents. At Auschwitz, Yvonne suffered from starvation and disease until 8 May 1945 when she was liberated by the Russian Army. She then made her way to Sydney alone and penniless but free and excited to start a new life and build a family. Yvonne made a promise to her father that she would survive and she is one of few who succeeded. Her story is an inspiration and one that truly brought the trauma of the Holocaust to life, something that is essential if we wish to truly build a brighter future and ensure history never repeats itself.
Overall, it was a truly incredible, educational and thought-provoking experience and one that will shape our understanding of the Holocaust for years to come.
Year 10 Student
The IGSSA Swimming Carnival was held at Homebush on Friday 26 March. ...
The IGSSA Swimming Carnival was held at Homebush on Friday 26 March. KRB was well represented with 23 students competing across all events with a number of individuals making the finals in the afternoon. All 23 students contributed to the final result of KRB placing 10th overall. Congratulations to the following swimmers on placing in the top 5 placings:
- Ruby Tonelli-Smith: 1st 15 Years 50m Butterfly, 4th 100m Freestyle, 5th 50m Freestyle
- Annabella Waugh 4th 50m Freestyle & 5th 100m Freestyle
- Amelia Hudson 2nd 17 Years 50m Freestyle
- Coco Remond 4th 18 Years 50m Breaststroke
- Charlotte Bulman 5th 13 Years 50m Breaststroke
- Junior Freestyle Relay 4th Georgia Sone, Isla Walter, Nita Churcher & Annabelle Waugh
- Intermediate Freestyle relay 5th Ruby Tonelli-Smith, Harriett Cassidy, Matilda Waugh & Olivia Murray
Congratulations to Ruby Tonelli-Smith and Amelia Hudson on qualifying for the NSWCIS Swimming Championships.
Tildesley Tennis Doubles
The remaining doubles Tildesley Tennis Shield matches were played at Pennant Hills with the following girls making ...
The remaining doubles Tildesley Tennis Shield matches were played at Pennant Hills with the following girls making it through to the following rounds:
Round 1: Olivia Laundy & Ginger Hudson – narrowly losing in a tie breaker
Round 2: Isabella James & Emma Briand
Round 5: Hannah Hunter & Abbey Ridgewell (pictured)
Year 6 & 7 Bands Prepare for their First Performances
Students in Year 6 & 7 are busily preparing for their first performances that will take place in Week 1 of next term...
Students in Year 6 & 7 are busily preparing for their first performances that will take place in Week 1 of next term. The Year 7 Concert Band have been working on two arrangements this term, ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams and ‘Wind Dances’ by Richard Saucedo. Ms Procter has been working on the girls’ sense of rhythm and pitch accuracy. In the Year 7 Training Band Mr Derricott and the students are preparing ‘Cango Caves’ by Ralph Ford which is progressing very well. This group which contains members who are new to their instrument is making fantastic progress. Some video footage of the two Year 7 Bands is provided herewith for you to enjoy the fantastic progress they have been making this first term. I am very pleased with them.
Head of Music
Sporting Teams Grand Finals
In only its second term, Indoor Hockey has gone from strength to strength. The girls entered a schools and club competition playing against teams f...
In only its second term, Indoor Hockey has gone from strength to strength. The girls entered a schools and club competition playing against teams from the Eastern Suburbs and Northern Beaches, with all four teams earning places in the Grand Final (an incredible achievement). KRB 3 beat Ascham 7-1 to be crowned champions, with KRB 1, 2 and 4 losing by only one goal in incredible displays of grit and determination against very experienced opposition.
Well done to all those girls involved. Indoor Hockey will recommence in Term 4.
KRB had nine tennis teams competing in grand finals over the weekend (KRB 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13 & 14), which ...
KRB had nine tennis teams competing in grand finals over the weekend (KRB 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13 & 14), which is a great accomplishment in itself.
Across the nine matches, two of our teams won their grand final – and there were some hard-fought defeats. Congratulations to KRB 3 and KRB 9 on their victories. All the girls who played on Saturday showed great skill & sportsmanship, and should be proud of their efforts this season.
KRB had two touch football teams competing in grand finals over the weekend – KRB 8 and KRB 11.
KRB had two touch football teams competing in grand finals over the weekend – KRB 8 and KRB 11.
Both teams came into the weekend top of the table, and undefeated. And watching each game, you could tell why. The girls displayed impressive skill, teamwork and a determination to win. Sadly, on the day, both teams suffered narrow defeats. KRB 8 lost 6-4 to St Vincent’s 5, and KRB11 (our Jr 1sts) lost 6-5 to Monte 5 in extra time. All the girls who competed on the weekend should be very proud of themselves.
KRB had 2 Water Polo teams in the grand finals over the weekend- KRB 2 and KRB 6.
KRB had 2 Water Polo teams in the grand finals over the weekend- KRB 2 and KRB 6. KRB 6 played PLC and were in control the whole match coming away with a strong win and finishing off a great term of Water Polo. KRB 2 had a narrow defeat to St Clares in the final. It was great to see the improvement for both teams over the term. Congratulations girls.
KRB had 2 Water Polo teams in the grand finals over the weekend- KRB 2 and KRB 6.
KRB 6 played PLC and were in control the whole match coming away with a strong win and finishing off a great term of Water Polo. KRB 2 had a narrow defeat to St Clares in the final. It was great to see the improvement for both teams over the term. Congratulations girls.
KRB had three badminton teams competing in grand finals on Saturday – KRB 3, 4 & 6. All 3 matches were played a...
KRB had three badminton teams competing in grand finals on Saturday – KRB 3, 4 & 6. All 3 matches were played at Abbotsleigh School, and we came away with 1 victory and 2 hard-fought losses. Congratulations to KRB 3 on winning their grand final. All 3 teams should be very proud of the way they represented their school on Saturday. We look forward to many of our girls continuing to play in term 2. KRB badminton has benefited from the opportunity to host more home games and as a result our playing standard continues to rise.
From the Library
Get carried away with books!
Making reading for pleasure a regular habit is a priority of both the Junior and Senior Schools at KRB. In the Junior School the Premier’s Reading ...
Making reading for pleasure a regular habit is a priority of both the Junior and Senior Schools at KRB. In the Junior School the Premier’s Reading Challenge is well under way. Students from a young age are being taught the importance of reading books and to this end Year 2 were challenged to write a persuasive speech as part of their home-learning responding to the topic ‘Books are Better than T.V.’ Stanley Drexler and Isabelle Bryen delivered outstanding speeches that convinced all of those around them to pick up a book and start reading.
In the Senior School Wide Reading lessons and specific reading challenges for year groups have begun and the borrowing rates from the library have been outstanding. Students are allowed to borrow for the holidays and we encourage them to keep their reading up over the break. Watch out for student reviews on the Mary Agnes O’Neil library page.
Night of Song
The first KRB Night of Song took place in 2010 and has continued annually, excepting 2020 due to COVID-19. This year the concert will take place in...
The first KRB Night of Song took place in 2010 and has continued annually, excepting 2020 due to COVID-19. This year the concert will take place in Week 2 of Term 2, Monday 26th April 6.30-7.30pm. Depending on the latest COVID advice it will either be in the Chapel or the MTC.
The evening features the Junior, Chamber and Senior Choirs as well as soloists from Years 5-12 who are learning singing at school. (The Infants Choir who normally open the programme has just reformed for the year as will give their first performance soon.) The evening shows a progression through choirs and singing at KRB and always concludes with a guest alumna who has continued her interest and participation in vocal music since leaving school.
This year we are pleased to welcome back as our guest performer Miss Antoinette Radford. Antoinette was a member of the graduating class of 2016 and was actively involved in music throughout her time at Kincoppal-Rose Bay. She was a member of the Senior Choir and Chamber Choir and performed in the 2014 production of Once on This Island. Antoinette was also a soloist at many school masses, weddings and special events. She participated in the 2nd Night of Song in 2010 and each subsequent one thereafter performing as a soloist in 2014-2016.
Once she finished school, Antoinette went on to study Media and Communications at the University of Sydney, whilst working at SBS News. At University, she was the Singing secretary of her college, and led the Choir in 2017, as well as undertaking electives in Music through her degree. She has since graduated and now works for the ABC in Local and Regional radio. She’s still passionate about singing, and performs at weddings and events. She will complete her Grade 8 AMEB in Classical Singing in September this year. She is taught by our talented singing teacher Ms Josie Ryan and it will be a great pleasure to welcome her back to KRB for this enjoyable evening.
I hope many of our school community and friends can join us next term for the return of a Night of Song that will be varied, showing engagement and most of all, fun!
Head of Music
Band Tutor Profile
Harrison Werlemann-Godfrey - Cello
Mr Werlemann-Godfrey graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music performance in 2013. Following this, he went on to compete a Master of Philosophy in Performance Studies at the University of Sydney. Harrison began his musical education in his primary school music program before gaining entry to the Conservatorium High School. He has performed in numerous orchestras and bands around Sydney in a range if styles as varied as classical, pop, Balkan folk and rock. He has taught at several schools around Sydney over the past decade and maintains a thriving teaching studio. Mr Werlemann-Godfrey says of learning the cello: “We cellists are a lucky bunch! Our instrument allows us to be flexible in many different ensemble formats. Sometimes we’re the bass, and sometimes we get to play those soaring melodies. The joy of playing music comes from taking on new and exciting challenges week to week and playing together with friends. That’s why the key to learning any instrument is consistent practice. It’s a satisfying feeling to look back over a year or two of practice to see how much you have achieved!” I fully support his ethos on the importance of practice and think the Easter holidays are a wonderful time for performing music. Mark Stubley
Head of Music
Mr Werlemann-Godfrey graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music performance in 2013. Following this, he went on to compete a Master of Philosophy in Performance Studies at the University of Sydney. Harrison began his musical education in his primary school music program before gaining entry to the Conservatorium High School. He has performed in numerous orchestras and bands around Sydney in a range if styles as varied as classical, pop, Balkan folk and rock. He has taught at several schools around Sydney over the past decade and maintains a thriving teaching studio.
Mr Werlemann-Godfrey says of learning the cello:
“We cellists are a lucky bunch! Our instrument allows us to be flexible in many different ensemble formats. Sometimes we’re the bass, and sometimes we get to play those soaring melodies. The joy of playing music comes from taking on new and exciting challenges week to week and playing together with friends. That’s why the key to learning any instrument is consistent practice. It’s a satisfying feeling to look back over a year or two of practice to see how much you have achieved!”
I fully support his ethos on the importance of practice and think the Easter holidays are a wonderful time for performing music.
Police Liaison Officer Presentation - Year 7 and 8 Cyber Safety
As part of our Academic Care program, Senior Constable Danny McManus from Rose Bay Police Station ...
As part of our Academic Care program, Senior Constable Danny McManus from Rose Bay Police Station spoke to our Year 7 and 8 students. The session on Wednesday 24th March, focused on ‘Cyber Safety’ and online behaviour. Constable McManus reminded the students that they were very privileged to have internet access, and with that access comes responsibility. He spoke to the girls about ‘respectful relationships’, ‘image-based abuse’, ‘cyberbullying’ and ‘meeting people online’. Danny also gave the students advice on where to seek help from. Students were reminded to check the privacy settings on their social media accounts and were encouraged to look at their profiles, check who is following them that they do not know and unfollow them, and use their initiative and common sense to think about if they are putting themselves in danger online. Girls were advised that if they do not know the person following them to delete the request and block unwanted conversations.
“During the Police talk, we were encouraged to stop and think before we post or take action online. We learnt about how to safely manage dangerous people and websites online and this was a great take away for the future.” – Poppy Senes, Year 7
“We learnt about the consequences of inappropriate usage of social media. This was really insightful and overall gave us a better understanding of what to do in uncomfortable situations online. Overall, this talk was an impactful learning experience for all students in Year 7 and 8.” – Charlotte Bulman, Year 7
Update from the Mission Team
New students in Years 8 – 11 have participated in Heritage Walks...
New students in Years 8 – 11 have participated in Heritage Walks this week with our Director of Mission, John Mooney. Students take in our indoor sacred sites, such as our Chapel and painting of Mater Admirabilis. This pilgrimage gives the student a greater understanding of KRB’s rich history, insight into the spirituality of our founders and the ethos of Sacred Heart Education.
Sophia Education Ministries convened a Focus Goals Meeting on Saturday 27 March via Zoom. This is an annual event that involves Board Chairs and Principals of each Sacred Heart School in Australia and New Zealand presenting their Goals reports for the previous year. Board Chair Dr Mark Sinclair and Maureen Ryan, Principal, co-presented our School’s 2020 report.
We celebrated a Prayer Ceremony to mark Holy Week at Senior School Assembly on 31 March. This Prayer Ceremony was prepared by Year 9 students in their Religious Education class. They are to be congratulated on creating a reverent and moving ceremony.
From the Advancement and Community Office
Year Group Gatherings
Many thanks to all the Year representatives who organized wonderful parent gatherings in different fo...
Year Group Gatherings
Many thanks to all the Year representatives who organized wonderful parent gatherings in different formats this term. These were held in place of the P&F Cocktail Party. We are grateful to all the parents who ensured that there was an opportunity for parents to meet with friends and welcome new families to KRB.
Dinners for families new to KRB in 2021 will be held on:
- Tuesday 4 May
- Wednesday 12 May.
We look forward to welcoming these new families to one of the dinners.
KRB BURSARY LONG LUNCH – 6 August 2021
“Bringing the Country to the City”
The KRB Bursary Long Lunch will be held on Friday 6 August at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
- Vince Sorrenti – MC
- Scott Finnie – The Piano Man
- Des Dowling – Comedian
All funds raised at the Lunch are directed to the KRB Bursary Fund.
We need your support to make this Long Lunch a really fun day with great entertainment and successful for the Bursary Fund:
- Tables of ten are available for $1,800 plus GST. Please contact me if you would like to reserve a table
- You might like to sponsor a table for $3000, $5000 or $10,000 plus GST
- If you own your own company or are a director of a company and would like to offer sponsorship, please contact me.
Director of Advancement & Community
Save the Date – Celebrating International Women's Day 2021
We are fortunate to have a panel of exceptional women who will share the challenges they have faced in their lives and careers at our International...
We are fortunate to have a panel of exceptional women who will share the challenges they have faced in their lives and careers at our International Women’s Day event on Wednesday 28 April at 6.30pm. Facilitated by Pippa Baker (KRB 1993) our panel will share their stories of facing adversity, growing, developing strength and how grit and their Sacred Heart values helped them grow into themselves.
Thank you to Edwina, Gabby, Jane and Penny for sharing their stories. Celebrate their success in this robust panel discussion. Look out for their background stories from April on the school’s and the Sacré Cœur Association’s social media profiles and be ready to send in your questions.
RSVP: Wednesday 21 April.
You will receive the link to the Teams Webinar on Monday 26 April.