We are very happy to share this KRB News with our community, filled with some wonderful photos and stories over the past two weeks from around the ...
14May KRB News – Edition 7
- From the Principal
- Junior School Students in Action
- K-6 Mother's Day Art
- Year 6 Heritage Tour
- Stage 3 Da Vinci Decathlon Competition 2021
- Sydney Writers' Festival
- Senior School Students in Action
- KRB Girls Cut Curls
- Clancy Prize 2021 Entries
- ANZAC Day Ceremony
- Economic Breakfast
- Self-defence Session for Boarders
- Year 7 and 8 Social with Cranbrook
- Encore goes Virtual
- Donkey Round in Year 4 Band
- Year 6 Band are Magnificent!
- Year 6 Strings Perform for First Time
- Band Tutor Profile
- Term 2 Sport
- KRB IGSA Hockey Representative
- IPSHA Netball Representative Players
- IGSSA Cross Country Carnival
- KRB School Holiday Sports Training Programs
- St John’s College Dinner
- From the Advancement and Community Office
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From the Principal
We are very happy to share this KRB News with our community, filled with some wonderful photos and stories over the past two weeks from around the School.
In the past fortnight, we have seen another change to our regulations as COVID restrictions were increased in the Sydney region. This led to some quick changes in our Mother’s Day celebrations as the restrictions and recommendations to not hold large community gatherings were announced last Thursday evening. It meant that we were unable to have parents on campus for our Junior School Mother and Child celebration. I would like to thank all of our families for their understanding during this day. Our Junior School students were however able to showcase their artwork and poems that they had prepared for their mothers. Each mother also received a link to a special poem prepared by the students. We were also sorry that the Senior School Mother and Daughter event was unable to go ahead on the following Saturday.
I am happy to say both events have been postponed to the beginning of June. Thank you to all our parents for their understanding in rescheduling these events. As always, our priority is to follow government advice and regulations to ensure our school community remains safe.
It has been a busy week for Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 this week as our students sat the NAPLAN examinations. I know our teaching staff and students have been working hard preparing for these exams and I look forward to seeing how we achieve as a School.
I would like to thank Brei Dwyer, Year 9 Coordinator for organising a joint event last week with The Scots College as part of the ANZAC Ceremony. The Ceremony was a very meaningful one and reflected the significance of ANZAC Day and the contribution that all who have served in areas of war and conflict have made to Australia and the world.
This was one of many joint School events recently, with the Year 7 and 8 Boarders Social with Cranbrook and the Economics Breakfast with St Joseph’s College, both held this week. These are great examples of our School’s dedication to increase joint activities with other schools in our area.
All parents would have received an invitation from me on Thursday regarding upcoming consent workshops. A Father’s Forum on Wednesday 19 May from 7.30am-8.30am and a Mother’s Forum on Wednesday 26 May from 7.30am-8.30am. Please refer to your email for further details and if you would like to attend these sessions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
This week we have a very special event organised by our Year 12 students. Head of Social Justice, Grace Hardman, and a group of her peers held a “KRB Girls Cut Curls” fundraiser where a group of 40 students are cutting at least 20cm of their hair to raise money for the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, a hospital that is solely dedicated to treating and researching cancer. So far the girls have raised almost $35,000 and counting, donations are still being accepted if you would like to add your support. It’s wonderful to see so many of our students participate in such a worthy cause and highlights the values that we cherish here in a Sacred Heart School. Well done girls, you have made us all very proud.
I am looking forward to again welcoming parents and friends back on campus for some upcoming events this term.
In Corde Jesu
Junior School Students in Action
Stage 3 Da Vinci Decathlon Competition 2021
On Thursday 6 May, students in Years 5 and 6 participated in the da Vinci Decathlon competition this year via Zoom....
On Thursday 6 May, students in Years 5 and 6 participated in the da Vinci Decathlon competition this year via Zoom. Students competed in teams of eight across 10 disciplines: Engineering, Mathematics, Code Breaking, Art and Poetry, Science, English, Ideation, Creative Producers, Cartography and Legacy. The activities in each category were extremely stimulating and designed to challenge the minds of the students. They also required excellent teamwork skills and time management.
Both teams worked magnificently, and KRB won the Year 5 Creative Producers discipline!
“I liked how everyone worked cooperatively in a team and enjoyed the investigative process of the Science challenge.”
“Although it was hard, I liked how we had to work together on different challenges all at the same time.”
Senior School Students in Action
KRB Girls Cut Curls
Year 12 students and two staff members at Kincoppal-...
Year 12 students and two staff members at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School participated in the annual ‘KRB Girls Cut Curls’ on Friday 14 May.
Students volunteered to cut at least 20cm of their ponytails in support of Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, and to raise awareness of cancer.
Music teacher Margaret Ferguson, who was treated at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse last year, was thrilled with the initiative.
“The facility offers patients wonderful, holistic treatment in a very caring environment. The medical team at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is at the forefront of world best practice in innovative treatment and research.“ said Margaret
Ponytails will be collected and donated to Sustainable Salons, who will turn the hair into wigs through verified charities.
Head of Social Justice Grace Hardman was a driving force behind the initiative.
“Social justice initiatives are most effective when they are supported by the entire community. As a Sacred Heart School, we are called to work in unity to respond to injustices. Everyone has been impacted by cancer in some way – whether it’s personally, or through a friend, family or community member.”
“It means so much to me and I’m really looking forward to seeing what we can achieve to transform patient care, fund life-changing research and help get closer to a future free from cancer.”
Although the event was held on Friday, there is still time to donate.
“We would really appreciate any donations to support us and our efforts towards this worthy cause.”
Thank you to Sarah Jane Quach for cutting the hair!
Clancy Prize 2021 Entries
Theme: 200 years of Catholic Education
The annual Clancy Prize exhibition is open to all Secondary students in Sydney Catholic schools. It...
Theme: 200 years of Catholic Education
The annual Clancy Prize exhibition is open to all Secondary students in Sydney Catholic schools. It is a celebration of our students’ creativity and spirituality, expressed through Visual Arts, inspired by Cardinal Edward Clancy.
Below are the students’ statements about their artwork:
“It would only be appropriate to paint Sister Mary Shanahan as she wholeheartedly embodies the Christian faith throughout our Sacred Heart community. She lives out the core values which help us strive to achieve justice, peace, and love. Over generations, her dedication to educating young women has helped to shape the sacred heart society today. Through this portrait, Sister Mary Shanahan is seen in the foreground of the KRB School Chapel, a key symbol of the Sacred Heart community. Together, they continue to make a significant contribution to the celebration, education, and reflection of our faith.”
Mia Polese – Year 10
Painting on canvas
“The assemblage artwork is symbolic of our school as it represents its history and shows the meaning that it has to everyone who is a part of our community. The items that we included were derived from the archives at our School and we incorporated images that were a part of the original school to convey its historical significance. We also included items that have a powerful religious meaning, because Catholic education is such an important part of our school life, in and out of the classroom.
Our artwork is designed to show all the different parts of Kincoppal Rose-Bay. We used the sculptural medium of assemblage to demonstrate how there are many different elements that all work together to create a harmonious community.”
Grace Carter, Zoe Thomson, Eliza Murray, Harriet Cassidy – Year 10
‘This artwork is of our unique and faithful Director of Mission whom has helped nurture the Sacred Heart society since 1987. Throughout his time working at Kincoppal-Rose Bay, John Mooney the Director of Mission, has not only been a Catholic educator, but also a teacher of wisdom and philosophy. I chose to create a calligram with phrases that Mr Mooney states which are inspiring, and reflect how Catholic education flows from the spread of rich knowledge. Every word on this page was hand written in ink pen to form the praying figure of this man.’
Niamh Bookallil – Year 11
ANZAC Day Ceremony
KRB hosted an ANZAC Day Ceremony in the MTC which was organised by the Year 10 History Elective class and attended by most of the Senior School and...
KRB hosted an ANZAC Day Ceremony in the MTC which was organised by the Year 10 History Elective class and attended by most of the Senior School and Year 6. This year a veteran from the Iraq War gave our commemorative address. Members of The Scots College Army Cadet Unit formed a catafalque party around our catafalque (raised platform) supporting an ANZAC wreath and the medals of Jessica Pitt’s (Year 10) family. Our service was supported by members of The Scots College Pipes and Drums who played the traditional Scottish bagpipes and drums.
“The ANZAC Day Ceremony was a great way for all of us at KRB to reflect on the great sacrifices and efforts of past and present Australian Soldiers.”
Adelaide Orrock Year 10
Year 9 Coordinator
The Federal Government budget is the highlight of the economic year and each year our students studying Economics analyse this ...
The Federal Government budget is the highlight of the economic year and each year our students studying Economics analyse this important document. This year students from KRB did something different.
On Thursday, Year 11 and 12 Economics students were invited to attend St Joseph’s College Hunters Hill and join with their students in an interactive budget breakfast. An opportunity for male and female students to actively engage at the curriculum level, students were able to listen to a guest speaker, Anne Anderson from REST, who gave her insight on the budget and to engage with the Joeys’ students in some very competitive budget trivia.
KRB girls were invited to formally present their insights on the budget and Year 12 students Harriet Cook and Amelia Edwards very capably addressed the impact of the 2021 Federal Budget on unemployment.
Elizabeth Clark & Taryn Barber
Deputy Principal & Year 10 Coordinator
Self-defence Session for Boarders
Our boarders learned self-defence tactics last week and had a ball while doing so. This session empowered the students to feel safe, confident and ...
Our boarders learned self-defence tactics last week and had a ball while doing so. This session empowered the students to feel safe, confident and prepared.
A big thank you to Lauren and Rita from Krav Maga Defence Institute for an incredibly valuable and fun evening.
Year 7 and 8 Social with Cranbrook
Encore goes Virtual
The best performances of the 2020 HSC Music 1, 2 & Extension courses are usually presented in a Term 1 concert at th...
The best performances of the 2020 HSC Music 1, 2 & Extension courses are usually presented in a Term 1 concert at the Opera House. This year NESA released this celebration in a digital format, available for schools across a three-week timespan. This has given our Year 12 Music students with a valuable resource to use in reflection on their own performance and compositions that they will present later this year for assessment.
Over a series of classes the students and myself have views performance and compositions, as well as a Q&A session on HSC survival tips from the top ranked Music students of the 2020 HSC.
“It was great to see the different styles of music performed by the performers. (e.g., classical, jazz, rock, techno)”
“Encore was a very good and interactive way for us to be exposed to the highest standard of performance and inspired in our own work.”
“I found the encore digital quite helpful because it allowed the group to pause, discuss but also re-listen to the students work. It was also a clear, up-close image which allowed me to analyse techniques that the students were working. Overall, I found it was a unique experience and had many positives over than going into watch the encore.”
It was wonderful to be able to participate in Encore in a different way this year.
Head of Music
Donkey Round in Year 4 Band
The Year 4 Band passed a wonderful milestone this week as they moved from playing in unison to playing in canon (or roun...
The Year 4 Band passed a wonderful milestone this week as they moved from playing in unison to playing in canon (or round). As part of their band programme the children are working through the ‘Accent on Achievement’ comprehensive band method that develops creativity and musicianship. The band members have been diligently working on the American folk song Donkey Round which they successfully performed in 3–part canon last week. Do enjoy the video herewith of their efforts. They continue to grow in skill and enthusiasm.
Head of Music
Year 6 Band are Magnificent!
Already this term the Year 6 Band has made a cracking good start to two new pieces. An arrangement of the ‘O...
Already this term the Year 6 Band has made a cracking good start to two new pieces. An arrangement of the ‘Ode to Joy’ theme from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and a fantastic 2018 work by Melbourne trombonist and composer Roger Schmidli The Magnificent Misadventure. In the video herewith you will hear how Mr Schmidli writes so effectively for band, and I am sure you will particularly enjoy the dramatic glissando effects on the trombone. The Year 6 Band is progressing so rapidly it is delightful to see. I cannot wait to see where they are by the end of this year which bodes well for their continued involvement in Year 7. Well done girls and tutors!
Head of Music
Year 6 Strings Perform for First Time
It was wonderful to follow up our recent Year 6 Band performance with a presentation from the girls learning the violin ...
It was wonderful to follow up our recent Year 6 Band performance with a presentation from the girls learning the violin and cello. Strings tutors Ms Cross and Mr Werlemann-Godfrey led the girls in a very pleasant arrangement of ‘Ode to Joy’ from Beethoven’s ‘Symphony No. 9’. The melody and harmony parts were beautifully balanced and it was great that the Year 6 teachers and students could hear their peers performing. I encourage these girls to persevere and continue in the way they are working as strings are challenging yet so rewarding to play. The video of their performance is herewith for you to enjoy.
Head of Music
Band Tutor Profile
Mr Dane Laboyrie i...
Mr Dane Laboyrie is one of Australia’s leading session musicians, specialising in trumpet & Vocals. He is well respected and regarded as one of the most reliable, versatile and in-demand musicians in the country.
Mr Laboyrie completed a Bachelor of Jazz Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he spent four years studying under some of the best musicians & educators in Australia. This means you can find him joining some of the biggest stars in the world like Taylor Swift, Hugh Jackman and Michael Buble, and he can also regularly be found in the Theatre Orchestra pits playing for some of the biggest Broadway musicals like Aladdin and Wicked or fronting his own Jazz quartet at festivals and in jazz clubs.
Whilst Dane is an active performer in the Australian music industry, his passion for education and inspiring young musicians has remained of paramount importance to him. He is currently involved in several school band/tuition programs in Sydney and regularly takes part in Band camps, workshops, lessons and seminars.
Mr. Laboyrie has recently joined the team at KRB and is excited to contribute to the band program.
He says: “It has been such a pleasure getting to know the staff and students at KRB. The line-up of tutors and educators that make up the band program really are some of the best in the business and it has been inspiring and heartening to see the impact they all have on the students each and every week. I look forward to sharing the magic and excitement of playing a musical instrument with all of the budding young trumpet superstars at KRB and it’s a pleasure to be part of such a wonderful program.
His homepage is well worth a look: https://www.danelaboyrie.com/
The students and myself appreciate the energy and expertise Mr Laboyrie brings to his involvement in our Band Programmes.
Head of Music
Term 2 Sport
KRB has had a strong representation on a Saturday with a number of Football, Basketball, Netball and Hockey teams playing at various venues across ...
KRB has had a strong representation on a Saturday with a number of Football, Basketball, Netball and Hockey teams playing at various venues across Sydney. Our KRB Sports Captains are doing a great job collecting results and photos weekly to give individual and team recognition. We welcome team photos for our newsletters and social media posts. Please forward to the sports department email@example.com
Saturday Sport Reminders
All KRB team players are required to be at the venue listed on the draw 30 minutes prior to the game time. Please allow extra travel time when travelling to a new venue.
KRB uniform is to be worn at all times on a Saturday. There are to be no variations of the KRB sports jacket for Saturday matches.
Head of Sport
KRB IGSA Hockey Representative
Year 11’s Sophie Brown recently attended the trials for the IGSA Open Hockey team, competing with Hockey play...
Year 11’s Sophie Brown recently attended the trials for the IGSA Open Hockey team, competing with Hockey players from across all Independent Girls schools. She was shortlisted then selected for their representative team and will now compete on Monday the 17th May at the NSW CIS Hockey Competition at Pennant Hills.
We wish Sophie the best of luck on Monday.
Head of Sport
IPSHA Netball Representative Players
Two Year 6 students, Georgina Hannon and Mila Hall were selected to represent KRB and IPSHA at the recent NSW CIS N...
Two Year 6 students, Georgina Hannon and Mila Hall were selected to represent KRB and IPSHA at the recent NSW CIS Netball competition at Homebush. The girls had an outstanding competition with their team winning the majority of their games. They not only improved their Netball skills but gained competition experience with other highly skilled players from other schools.
Congratulations Georgina and Mila.
Head of Sport
IGSSA Cross Country Carnival
The IGSSA Cross Country Carnival was held today at Frensham. This event was originally scheduled to be held last Fr...
The IGSSA Cross Country Carnival was held today at Frensham. This event was originally scheduled to be held last Friday but had to be postponed due to the wet weather and the dangerous conditions on the running track.
The team travelled to the Southern Highlands by bus departing at 5.45am this morning. We were blessed with the perfect weather conditions for all KRB runners to compete in their events. There were many personal best achievements by KRB runners with the best results achieved by Eleanor Miller, 3rd place overall, Eliza Murray, 7th place overall, and Katherine Stenhouse, 17th place overall. Eleanor and Eliza will now go on to represent KRB and IGSA at the NSW CIS Cross Country Carnival.
Congratulations to the following runners on representing KRGB at the IGSA Cross Country Carnival:
12 Years 3km event: Katherine Stenhouse (17th), Sophie Ekert & Veronica Old
13 Years 3km event: Ariella Perkins, Isla Walter, Amelia Skyring, Abigail Sapias & Ivy Montgomery
14 Years 4km event: Sophie St John, Alice Galt, Zara Holt, India O’Connor, Hanna Sahade, Anna Procter & Daisy Hodgson
15 Years 4km event: Tilly Morris, Manon Spinola, Riadh Bowler, Lily Wood, Lilli Meikle, Jessica Pitt, & Ruby Tonelli-Smith
16 Years 4km event: Eliza Murray (7th), Alexandra Smeallie, Francesca Gorman-Coates, Chilli Evans, Charlotte Laundy & Sophie Harris
17 Years 4km event: Harriet Walker, Georgia St John, Eva Hannon, Cynthia Baker-Barden, Lauren Whiting & Niamh Bookallil
18 Years 6km event: Eleanor Miller (3rd), Coco Remond, Amelia Smith & Angelina Daniel
Head of Sport
KRB School Holiday Sports Training Programs
The KRB Sport Department is excited to offer a winter sport skills development program during the first week of the...
The KRB Sport Department is excited to offer a winter sport skills development program during the first week of the school holidays (Monday 21st – Wednesday 23rd June, 8am-12pm). This includes Netball, Basketball, Hockey, Soccer & Athletics – and is open to Y2-12 Students.
It will give students who are motivated to improve their game an opportunity to work with KRB’s best coaches in an extended format. The focus will be on individual skill development. We are keen to get your expressions of interest/availability for this program. Clearer details will emerge as we gauge interest levels. If you are interested, please complete the form below. For those who attend, a small levy will be charged to cover the cost for coaches to run this program.
Head of Sport
St John’s College Dinner
“Last week, 20 Year 12
“Last week, 20 Year 12 Kincoppal -Rose Bay girls were lucky enough to travel to St John’s College, within the University of Sydney, to learn more about their college life. We began the night meeting some KRB alumnae who currently attend the college and to hear about their experiences living there. We then joined the entire college community for a formal dinner, where we spoke to current students who offered insights into key aspects of John’s, including their living arrangements and college events. We finished the night with a tour of the college, getting a first-hand look into what life in a college would be like.” Sophia Laverty
Year 12, Head of Student Wellbeing
“Last week, 20 Year 12 Kincoppal -Rose Bay girls were lucky enough to travel to St John’s College, within the University of Sydney, to learn more about their college life. We began the night meeting some KRB alumnae who currently attend the college and to hear about their experiences living there.
We then joined the entire college community for a formal dinner, where we spoke to current students who offered insights into key aspects of John’s, including their living arrangements and college events. We finished the night with a tour of the college, getting a first-hand look into what life in a college would be like.”
From the Advancement and Community Office
Mother’s Day events
We were very sorry to have to postpone our Mother’s Day events on 7 and 8 May and we sent out a commu...
Mother’s Day events
We were very sorry to have to postpone our Mother’s Day events on 7 and 8 May and we sent out a communication concerning this yesterday to all parents who had registered for these events.
The Mother Child Morning Teas will be held on Friday 4 June at 8.45am and 11.15am.
The Mother Daughter Lunch will be held on Sunday 6 June at Cyren Restaurant at 1.00pm.
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.
Mother’s Day Raffle 2021
The Parents’ & Friends’ Association congratulates the following winners of the Mother’s Day Raffle:
1. A GORGEOUS PIECE OF JEWELLERY FROM MIDAS JEWELLERY – VALUED AT $1500
2. A TWO NIGHT STAY AT PANORAMA HOUSE QUEENSTOWN NZ – VALUED AT $ 2000
3. A STUNNING PIECE OF ART FROM HENRYK.STUDIO – VALUED AT $1100
4. A CLOTHING VOUCHER FOR $1000 FROM LUXE DE VALENTINA
5. A SMARTBLEACHLT TEETH WHITENING TREATMENT AT THE DENTAL SPA – VALUED AT $1000
6. THE BREVILLE BARISTA PRO – VALUED AT $900
7. A DENTAL OR FACIAL TREATMENT AT THE DENTAL SPA – VALUED AT $500
8. A BASKET OF WINES and CHAMPAGNES DONATED BY YEAR 8 PARENTS
9. A HYDROFACIAL VOUCHER FOR $250 FROM COSMEDICA AUSTRALIA BELLEVUE HILL
10. AN ANTIWRINKLE TREATMENT FOR $350 FROM COSMEDICA AUSTRALIA BELLEVUE HILL
11. A COSMETIC HAMPER FROM MODELCO.
12. A COSMETIC HAMPER FROM MCOBEAUTY
13. A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF RESORT WEAR FROM MY PALOMA
14. A 1888 CERTIFIED CATERED TAKE HOME MEAL
15. A GIFT CERTIFICATE TO PAPINELLE SLEEPWEAR – VALUED AT $250
16. A GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SAMBAG – VALUED AT $250
17. A FACEBOOK PORTAL – VALUED AT $200
18. A FACEBOOK PORTAL – VALUED AT $200
Thank you once again to those who kindly donated the prizes.
Midas Jewellery, the Halme/Crook family, Henry Lobaczewski, the James family, Emma Lerche, Dr Ellie Borgelt, Year 8 parents, the Fountain family, Cosmedica Australia, Shelley Sullivan, Eliana Gamboa Chapman, Leisl White, the Rebelo family, the Adler family and Sam Wagner.
Director of Advancement & Community