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Kesser Torah College
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Thursday 13 November 2014 / 20 Cheshvan 5775
Parshas - Chayei Sora
Shabbos candlelighting - 7:16pm
Shabbos ends - 8:16pm
For all K-6!
“Life Be In It” Final Class Tallies (p9)
Medal Earners (p10-16)
Rank Risers (p17-18)
High Achievers List (p19)
Mission Reminders (p20)
Tzivos Hashem Squad (p20)
An initiative led by the KTC Year 6 Girls School Captains
Principal’s
Dvar Torah
Important
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General
News
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(Pg 3)
(Pgs 4-5)
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ECC
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PS
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HS
(Pg 23-27)
In Your
Area...
Shluchos
update
(Pg 14)
PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
“A father or a mother can manage the 4 children, but 4 children cannot take care of one mother or one father!”
What an appropriate marketing slogan for a nursing home soliciting elderly to seek accommodation within their institution. Sadly, within the
world today, many children are seen to find their elderly parents in need of care as a burden and distraction to their hectic work oriented
lifestyles. Do not fear mum and dad! As Jewish parents we can count on better, kinder destiny as our children are imbued with Torah and her
Mitzvos with the foundational principle of kibud av v’aim (honouring one’s parents).
Let us look at how this promise is exemplified in this week’s sedra (Torah portion).
The Torah tells us “‫ “וְאַבְרָהָם זָקֵן בָּא בַּיָּמִים וַה' בֵּרַךְ אֶת אַבְרָהָם בַּכֹּל‬- “And Avraham was old and advanced in age and Hashem blessed Avraham
with everything”.
Rashi, the famed 11th century commentator on the Torah, tells us that the Hebrew word ‫ בַּכֹּל‬,‘everything’, has the numerical value of 52 (,2=‫ב‬
30=‫ ל‬,20=‫ )כ‬which also happens to be the equivalent value of the Hebrew word ‫ “בן‬ben” meaning son (2=‫ ב‬and 50=‫)ן‬. The connection is clear
– Hashem’s blessing to Avraham that he would have everything would be manifest in his son.
Avraham and Sarah’s loyal and faithful son Yitzchak expressed his obedience and love for his parents as a result of their guidance and care
during his formative years. The Torah explicitly states that Avraham was blessed with “everything” in order to emphasise that although
Avraham was alone in many of the later years of his life, his son Yitzchak stood firmly at his side steadfastly devoted to his father’s wellbeing.
Yitzchak ensured that everything was taken care of so that Avraham’s old age was satisfying and contented. This is a goal each and every
Jewish child looks to emulate as we strive to follow in the footsteps of our forefathers.
As KTC families, what does this message mean to each of us? Whether our children are sons or daughters; whether we have been blessed,
Thank G-d with 12 or 1 or 4 beautiful children, our blessings reside in our children from two sources.
One source is the incredible investment we place in them every day. This investment is alluded to in the pasuk (verse) cited above in the
phrase: ‫ בָּא בַּיָּמִים‬ba bayamim, literally coming in days. These words lead us to the understanding that every one of Avraham Avinu’s days every moment of every day, in fact, had been dedicated to a life of meaning through G-dliness. Avraham and Sara were the spiritual parents
of the Jewish nation. Their mission was to teach the world a life of dedication to G-dliness in our physical world. This message came through
investing these timeless values in their future, their son, Yitzchak. What better example of good parenting styles are there? In last week’s
parsha we see, even at the age of 37, the obedience, no, the absolute trust and oneness of mind that Yitzchak, the son, had for his
father Avraham’s G-dly mission for him during the Akeida, the sacrifice of Yitzchak. The more we allow the details of a Torah lifestyle into our
daily life, the more we are striving toward this example, the more we can expect the blessings to come through our children.
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The other source? Of course, it is our Divine Yerusha, our Divine inheritance. Now that we know that we, as both Avraham and Yitzchak’s
descendents are blessed with everything, may we renew our efforts to strengthening our greatest investment, our children. Not only that, may
we begin to train our ‘mind’s eye’ to see the fulfilment of these blessings in our children more and more each day.
Have a wonderful and blessed Shabbos,
Rabbi Dr Noteh Glogauer - Principal
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Important Dates
Term 4
Wk 5
Term 4
Wk 6
Term 4
Wk 7
Maths Enrichment Days (in-school)
Wednesday 19 November - BOYS
Thursday 20 November - GIRLS
Year K 2015 Orientation Morning
Thursday 27 November
Term 4 Interschool Sport Ends
Thursday 27 November
High School Vaccinations
Tuesday 2 December
Cyber-Bullying Presentations (Years 2-6)
Tuesday 2 December
ECC Orientation Day
Tuesday 2 December
CRELS Orientation Day
Term 4
Wk 8
Year 7-10 End of Year Exams
ECC/CRELS End of Year Event
Channukah
Wednesday 3 December
Monday 8 - Thursday 11 December
Thursday 11 December
Tuesday 16 - 24 December
GIRLS Final Assembly (Years 2 - 5)
Tuesday 16 December @ 9:15am
BOYS Final Assembly (Years 2 - 5)
Wednesday 17 November @ 9:15am
GIRLS Speech Night (Years 6 - 11)
Tuesday 16 December (PM, TBA)
BOYS Speech Night (Years 6 - 11)
Wednesday 17 November (PM, TBA)
Term 4
Wk 9
Last day of Term 4
Thursday 19 December
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Term 1 2015
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Wk 1
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First Day Term 1 2015
First Day Term 1 2015 - Year K
Thursday 29 January
Friday 30 January
General News
PSG Roster - Term 4, Week 5
Monday - Thursday Afternoon shift: ARRIVE AT 3:00PM SHARP!
Friday Afternoon shift:
ARRIVE AT 2:15PM SHARP!
Monday 17 November
Tuesday 18 November
Wednesday 19 November
Thursday 20 November
Friday 21 November
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AM
Dvora Taub
PM
Rabbi Isacowitz
AM
Elena Schwartz
Eran Lobel
PM
Shoni Nagel
Tamara Eichel
AM
PM
AM
PM
Elena Schwartz
Roni Goldberg
Danny Friedman
Joseph Raskin
Mark Weinberg
AM
Lisa Nailand
PM
Avraham Blasenstein
Mazel Tov
To Roei and Elizabeth Avitan on the birth of a baby boy.
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Thursday, 13 November 2014
Please be reminded
of the following
parking restriction.
NO PARKING
IN CUL-DE-SAC
(NAPIER ST)
There is to be strictly
NO PARKING in the
cul-de-sac side of
Napier Street by
Order of the Land
and Environment
Court of NSW No.
40197 of 1998.
General News
ʣ³ʱʡ General Knowledge Quiz
This week, KTC has been buzzing with NUMBERS & QUESTIONS. . .
What are the 6 books of the Mishna? What are the 10 tests of Avraham?
What are the 4 Mothers? What are the 12 months of the year?????
On Monday, a giant school-wide General Knowledge Quiz was launched, from Years 2-6 in
the Primary, and throughout both the Boys' & Girls' high schools, with the help of the
dedicated Primary & High School teachers, and the Shluchos.
Students have been studying hard and testing each other, both in class and in the playground.
All participants in the Quiz will take part in scrumptious edible treats next week at the
conclusion of the week long Quiz, PLUS they will each be entered into a raffle to win
valuable Westfield vouchers.
Please encourage your children to bring home their booklets over the weekend and
study, study, study!! Time is ticking!!!
Uniform Shop Open Times
The uniform shop will be open on the following days ONLY, during the summer holidays:
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Monday, 19 January
Wednesday, 21 January
9:30am – 12:30pm
9:30am – 12:30pm
Anne is looking for volunteers to assist in the uniform shop which is open on Tuesday mornings 8:30am – 10:00am and
Thursday afternoons from 3:15pm to 4:30pm. She will also need help on the 19 and 21 January.
Thursday, 13 November 2014
Early Childhood Centres
Important Information
Diary Dates
Mazel Tov
Yekutiel Channen who turned 4 (Torah Class) and
Livia Friedman who turned 3 (Megillah Class)
To Elizabeth and Roei Avitan on the birth of a son.
Vanessa’s Holidays
Vanessa will be on leave from 5 - 20 November.
In her absence, if you have any URGENT matters, please
contact Rebecka Vaysbakh, who will be the second-in-charge.
For any other non-urgent matters, please contact Vanessa
upon her return. Thank you.
Pink Ribbon Day
Monday 17 November
Please dress your child in Pink, Red or
White and bring a gold coin donation to
help support those with cancer. The
children will be having a special afternoon
tea.
End of Year Show
for Children and Parents
“Swag full of Instruments”
Thursday 11th December
Chanukah Afternoon Tea will be served.
Last Day of the Year
Friday 19th December
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The Torah Class made poppies in honour of
Remembrance Day, on Tuesday this week.
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First Day of 2015
Monday 19 January 2015
Early Childhood Centres
CLASS OF THE WEEK - MITZVAH CLASS
The children in the Mitzvah Class have recently been displaying an interest in
sensory experiences so this week the children were introduced to ‘Water
Marbles.’
Water Marbles start as tiny dry little beads and to grow them we placed them
into a container and then poured water over them. The children were excited to
watch the water marbles grow over the day (150 times their original size) into
firm bouncy and slippery balls. The children observed that once they had grown
and soaked in the water, the water disappeared.
The children all participated in this experience by firstly sorting the beads by
colour and then having a turn to pour the jug of water over the beads.
During the day the children enthusiastically observed the changes in the size of
the water marbles, eager to tell their peers when they noticed the water marbles
expanding and growing.
The children have enjoyed engaging in this sensory play experience with these
water marbles finding out that they are also great bouncy balls.
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They also engaged in numeracy experiences by counting and sorting the
marbles which further led to discussions about primary and secondary colours.
According to EYLF the children are curious and enthusiastic participants in their
learning, demonstrating they are able to follow and extend their own interests
with enthusiasm, energy and concentration as they explore, infer, predict and
hypothesise in order to develop an increased understanding of their
environment.
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Primary School
For all K-6!
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An initiative led by the KTC Year 6 Girls School Captains
Tzivos Hashem
It is with great excitement that after 15 weeks of hard work and effort we are able to announce the winning class. These 15
weeks included Term 3 and the whole month of Tishrei. The challenge was to see which class could bring in the most
missions and coming in with a rate of an 85% return rate we have Year 4G!
This means they will be treated to an exclusive fun session of sports and games together with a BBQ lunch. Wow! Well
done 4G!
TZIVOS HASHEM
FINAL LIFE BE IN IT REPORT!
100
75
MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
50
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25
0
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KA
KB
1A
1B
2B
2G
3B
3G
4B
4G
5B
5G
6B
6G
Tzivos Hashem
Medal Earners
It is with a tremendous amount of nachas that we take a moment to recognise and salute our Chayolim who have earned
medals and risen in rank and boruch Hashem there are quite a few! As always, we are proud of them! Keep it up boys and
girls. Mazel Tov and may you go M’Chayil el Chayil! Your Torah and your Mitzvos are helping and giving koach to all our
brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisroel. You are helping to make the world a better place!
First our Medal earners, this will give you an idea of how long it takes to
earn a medal. The Chayol only gets the medal after they have completed
the prescribed amount of weeks required to complete the particular
mission.:A white medal is 15 weeks of completing this mission
A red medal is for 20 weeks of completing this mission
An orange medal is for 25 weeks of completing this mission
A yellow medal is for 30 weeks of completing this mission
A green medal is for 35 weeks completing this mission
MISSION
MEDAL
COLOUR
White
Tefillah
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Red
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Tzvi Bloom, Pele Damari, Elchonon Dovber Kavka,
Gavriel Eitan Lebson, Boruch Nachman Straiton,
Rafael Bowdre, Meir Aryeh Gershowitz, Noah Oz
Shalom Harkham, Shmuel Joseph, Amit Hayim
Lebson, Shimon Sacher, Akiva Traurig, Benyomin
Asben,,
Aryeh Berkovitz,
Isaak Giyos, Shmuel
Rafi Blackman,
Yehuda Eisenberg,
Chriqui,
GIRLS
Flora Foxman, Amarise Sydelle Allegra
Charlotte Maryanka, Sima Leah Barber,
Edden Asben, Shira Dadon, Meira
Zylberman, Liat Freidgut,
Amit Aronstam, Chana Litzman, Aliya Ray,
Orange
Noah Bass, Levi Yitzchak Gescheit, Kovi Kluwgant,
Ariel Yisroel Moss, Levi Yitzchak Althaus,
Menucha Brook, Rachelli Butnaro,
Elisheva Traurig,Chaya Mushkah
Groner, Liorah Kessel, Dina Lowinger,
Leah Tuvel, Sara Chana Straiton
Yellow
Mendel Sufrin, David Charak, Rafael Ami Franklin
Tali Moss
Green
Chaim Kastel,
Blue
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BOYS
Rivkah Niasoff
Tzivos Hashem
Medal Earners / continued...
MISSION
MEDAL
COLOUR
Dina Schwartz, Amarise Sydelle Allegra
Charlotte Maryanka, Shira Zaetz, Batya
Moss,
Dov Nagel, Yaacov Roberts
Brocha Amzalak, Shaina Malka Irisulimsky,
Noa Gold
Orange
JJ Raskin, Gavi Widmonte, Benyomin Asben,
Rafael Nagel, Chaim Kastel
Sima Leah Barber, Maytar Greenfeild,
Lital Greenfeild, Chavi Althaus, Chaya
Mushkah Groner, Liorah Kessel, Aliya
Ray,, Shira Dadon, Chana Litzman
Yellow
Noah Bass, Benyomin Schwartz, Rafi
Blackman, Rafael Ami Franklin, Aarom Mattes
Rachelli Butnaro
Green
Chaim Groner
Red
Blue
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VaHalachta
B’Drachav
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GIRLS
Tzvi Bloom, Jordan David Josman, Elchonon
Dovber Kavka, Rafael Bowdre, Meir Aryeh
Gershowitz, Noah Oz Shalom Harkham,
Shmuel Joseph, Amit Hayim Lebson,
Avrohom Abba Niasoff, Shimon Sacher,
Emanuel Shariev
White
Avos
Ubonim
BOYS
White
Red
Rivkah Niasoff
Yehuda Eisenberg, Yochanan Twina
Edden Asben, Shira Dadon, Chana
Litzman
Yitzchak Althaus
Tali Moss, Amit Aronstam, Aliya Ray
Tzivos Hashem
Medal Earners / continued...
MISSION
MEDAL
COLOUR
White
Mivtzoim
Red
Yellow
White
BOYS
Tzvi Bloom, Elchonon Dovber Kavka, Nissim
Leinkram,Avrohom Abba Niasoff, Kovi
Kluwgant, Ariel Yisroel Moss, Moshe Wolff,
Zevi Litzman, Shmuel Dadon,
Chaim Groner
Sara Chana Straiton
Tzvi Bloom, Elchonon Dovber Kavka, Boruch
Nachman Straiton, Meir Aryeh Gershowitz, JJ
Raskin, Asher Simmon,
Levi Yitzchak Gescheit, Kovi Kluwgant, Moshe
Wolff,, Shmuel Dadon, Levi Yitzchak Althaus,
Moshe Leuchter
Chana Gopin, Chaya Greenwald, Rosie
Kastel, Shira Zaetz, Bayla Gourarie,
Shaina Brocha Sebban, Shira Dadon,
Chaya Mushkah Groner, Shaina
Malka Irisulimsky, Chana Litzman,
Shani Spielman, Batya Moss,
Chitas
Red
(Daily Chumash, Tehillim,
Tanya)
Orange
Shaya Sufrin
Leah Tuvel
Yellow
Chaim Groner
Sara Chana Straiton
Green
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GIRLS
Tanya
B’al Peh
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White
Red
Rivkah Niasoff
Levi Yitzchak Gescheit, Shmuel Dadon
Chaya Greenwald, Laila Faiglin
Kovi Kluwgant, Ariel Yisroel Moss, JJ Raskin
Sima Leah Barber, Rachelli Butnaro
Tzivos Hashem
Medal Earners / continued...
MISSION
Cheshbon
Hanefesh
MEDAL
COLOUR
BOYS
White
Jordan David Josman, Elchonon Dovber
Kavka, Evyatar Avraham Simon Malka,
Boruch Nachman Straiton, Meir Aryeh
Gershowitz, Amit Hayim Lebson,
Shimon Sacher, Liam Cohen, Benjamin
Munoz, Benyomin Asben, Shmuel
Chriqui,
Amarise Sydelle Allegra Charlotte Maryanka,
Rosie Kastel, Rachel Chriqui, Eliana Cohen,
Shaina Brocha Sebban, Batya Moss,
Red
Noam Litvin, Natan Roberts, Yochanan
Twina
Chavi Althaus, Adina Channen, Rivkah Josman,
Elinor Litvin, Edden Asben, Mima Schwartz, Noa
Gold
Orange
Levi Yitzchak Gescheit, Kovi Kluwgant,
Ariel Yisroel Moss, JJ Raskin, Akiva
Winton, Noah Dan Loyd Levy, Asher
Simmon, Levi Yitzchak Althaus,
Yellow
Nash Yehuda, Mendel Sufrin, Nissim
Leinkram, Koby Berkovitz, Rafi
Blackman, David Charak, Rafael Ami
Franklin, Aaron Mattes,
Blue
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GIRLS
Rochel Glogauer
Rivkah Niasoff
Tzivos Hashem
Medal Earners / continued...
MISSION
MEDAL
COLOUR
White
Hiskashrus
Orange
Red
White
Niggunim
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Red
BOYS
Tzvi Bloom, Elchonon Dovber Kavka,
Boruch Nachman Straiton, Meir Aryeh
Gershowitz, Avrohom Abba Niasoff,
Kovi Kluwgant,
GIRLS
Chana Gopin, Shira Dadon, Batya Moss,
Rafael Nagel
Levi Yitzchak Gescheit, Ariel Yisroel
Moss, Moshe Leuchter,
Chana Litzman, Aliya Ray,
Tzvi Bloom, Elchonon Dovber Kavka,
Eliyahu Yehuda Loyd-Levy, Boruch
Nachman Straiton, Rafael Bowdre, Meir
Aryeh Gershowitz, Avrohom Abba
Niasoff, Kovi Kluwgant, JJ Raskin,
Dina Schwartz, Chana Gopin, Sima Leah Barber,
Shaina Brocha Sebban, Shira Dadon, Batya
Moss, Mima Schwartz,
Levi Yitzchak Gescheit, Moshe Wolff
Orange
Ariel Yisroel Moss
Chaya Mushkah Groner, Tali Moss,
Yellow
Chaim Groner
Sara Chana Straiton,
Tzivos Hashem
Medal Earners / continued...
MISSION
MEDAL
COLOUR
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Shira Zaetz, Laila Faiglin, Shaina
Brocha Sebban, Talia Sara Meyer,
Red
Tzvi Bloom, Boruch Nachman Straiton, Meir
Aryeh Gershowitz, Noah Oz Shalom
Harkham, Shmuel Joseph, Amit Hayim
Lebson, Rafael Matan Reindardt, Shimon
Sacher, Akiva Traurig, Isaak Giyos, Yossi
Bleir, Yochanan Twina
Flora Foxman, Maytar Greenfeild, Lital
Greenfeild, Shaina Brocha Sebban, Edden
Asben,
Orange
Elchonon Dovber Kavka, Avrohom Abba
Niasoff, Noah Bass, Kovi Kluwgant, Moshe
Wolff, JJ Raskin, Aaron Mattes, Naftoli
Shlomo Bentzion Ray,
Sima Leah Barber, Temima Suttner, Liorah
Kessel, Chana Litzman, Aliya Ray,
Yellow
Green
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GIRLS
Gavriel Eitan Lebson, Amit Hayim Lebson,
Mendel Moss, Aviel Lobel, Asher Simmon,
White
Yomei
DePagra /
Yom Tov
BOYS
Chaya Mushkah Groner, Tali Moss,
Chaim Groner
Tzivos Hashem
Medal Earners / continued...
MISSION
Shabbos
Mevorchim
Tehillim
(WWTC)
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MEDAL
COLOUR
BOYS
GIRLS
White
Tzvi Bloom, Meir Aryeh Gershowitz,
Avrohom Abba Niasoff, Nash
Yehuda, Yoni Franklin, Shmuel
Chriqui, Rafi Blackman, Yehuda
Eisenberg,
Elinor Litvin, Aliya Ray, Chani Dadon
Red
Aiden Suntup, Gavi Widmonte, Levi
Yitzchak Althaus,
Rachelli Butnaro, Brocha Amzalak, Liorah Kessel,
Orange
Mendel Sufrin,
Yellow
Chaim Kastel,
Tzivos Hashem
Rank Risers
Mazel Tov to these latest rank risers! We salute you and take pride in your achievements. A Chayol in Tzivos Hashem is
always striving to improve in his or her avodas Hashem and when that happens they go up in rank. This is so beautiful to
see. Wow, you are incredible! These rank risers took place between Rosh Choiesh Av and Rosh Choidesh Cheshvan.
RANK
BOYS
GIRLS
SERGEANT
Tzvi Bloom, Pele Damari, Jordan Josman,
Elchonon Dov-Ber Kavka, Gavriel Eitan Lebson,
Eliyahu Yehuda Loyd Levy, Boruch Nachman
Straiton, Rafael Bowdre, Meir Aryeh Gershovitz,
Noah Oz Shalom Harkham, Shmuel Joseph,
Avraham Abba Niasoff, Shimon Sachar, Akiva
Traurig, Benjamin Asben, Aaron Levy, Aryeh
Berkowitz, Yoni Franklin, Shmuel Chriqui
Flora Foxman, Dina Schwartz, Chana Gopin,
Amarise Sydelle Allegra Charlotte Maryanka,
Meira Zylberman, Liat Friedgut,
SERGEANT MAJOR
Tzvi Bloom, Elchonon Kavka, Boruch Straiton,
Meir Berkovits, Shmuel Joseph, Avraham Niasoff,
Gavi Widmonte, Yaacov Roberts, Selah
Krassenstein, Yochanan Twina
Chana Gopin, Maytar Greenfield, Rosie Kastel,
Chaya Greenwald, Pearl Krassenstein, Lital
Greenfield, Leora Bass
2ND LIEUTENANT
Kovi Kluwgant, Moshe Wolf, J.J Raskin, Benyomin
Schwartz, Bentzion Sufrin, Akiva Winton, Noah
Dan Loyd Levy, Asher Simmon, Rafi Blackman,
Yehuda Eisenberg, Aron Mattes,
Sima Leah Barber, Shaina Malka Irusalimsky, Amit
Aronstam, Chana Litzman, Chani Dadon
1ST LIEUTENANT
Levi Yitzchak Gercheit, Ariel Yisroel Moss, Zevi
Litzman, Shmuel Dadon, Shaya Sufrin, Levi
Yitzchak Althaus, David Charak, Moshe Leuchter
Rachelli Butnaro, Chaya Mushkah Groner, Dina
Lowinger,
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CAPTAIN
Mendel Sufrin, Koby Berkovits
Shani Spielman
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MAJOR
Chaim Kastel
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Tzivos Hashem
Rank Risers
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Tzivos Hashem
High Achievers
Now we take a moment to give honour and recognition to some very hard working Chayolim who have consistently put effort into
completing their missions and making sure they are returned to school. These Chayolim have a 95% return rate on their missions and with
that have earned a Tzivos Hashem “frequent flyer” points card. This means they get a bonus amount of 50 miles to spend at the Tzivos
Hashem store and will be treated to a Shmooze, coconut ice cream, on Monday as well as a special certificate! They have displayed a
commitment to being good soldiers in the army of Hashem and are standing strong in the “line of duty”. Well done to all of you! Your
classmates and all your teachers are very proud of you. You are setting a wonderful example for others to follow. Keep it up and may many
others follow your lead.
KA - Tzvi Bloom, Boruch Straiton, Gavriel Lebson
KB - Chana Gopin, Shmuel Joseph, Avrohom Abba Niasoff, Rafael Reinhardt, Amarise Maryanka, Shimon Sachar, Amit Hayim Lebson
1A - Sima Leah Barber, Noah Bass, Eliya Cohen, Liam Cohen, Levi Gescheit, Kovi Kluwgant, Aviel Lobel, Ariel Yisroel Moss, Moshe Wolff
1B - Leora Bass, Rachelli Butnaro, Lital Greenfield, Noam Litvin, JJ Raskin, Aiden Suntup, Akiva Winton, Gavi Widmonte
2G - Rivka Josman, Liorah Kessel, Dina Lowinger , Chaya Mushkah Groner, Brocha Amzalak
3G - Shaina Bracha Sebban
4G - Amit Aronstam
4B - Mendel Sufrin
5B - Aryeh Amzalak
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5G - Rochel Glogauer, Rivkah Niasoff
6B - Rafi Blackman, Yehuda Eisenberg
6G - Chaya Mushkah Straiton
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Tzivos Hashem
Missions Reminder
This a reminder that missions operate from Friday to Thursday. Practically this means that the children receive their new
missions on Friday morning and on the same day should hand in their completed missions. Parents should please be
reviewing their children’s mission sheets and signing them.
Tzivos Hashem Squad
When we model the actions of our Avos and Imhos, we can accomplish incredible things!
We can conquer the four directions of the world!
With this in mind classes will meet, discuss and learn about the unique
qualities of our Avos and Imhos. These will be practical life lessons. Right after
the B’nei Yisroel left Mitzraim, Hashem’s army was divided into four divisions
each with its own leaders which consisted of the Avos, Imhos and Dovid
HaMelech. Each month we here in Tzivos Hashem will focus on one of the Avos
and Imhos! For the month of Cheshvan we are focussing on Avraham and Sara.
These missions fall under the V’Halchta B’Drachav, “and you will follow in their
ways”, category on the mission sheets.
You will please G-d see coming the feature called “Tzivos Hashem Squads”. This is a great opportunity to revisit, read
and reinforce the middos we are trying to instil in our children.
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Shabbos Mevorchim....next week!
Just giving the heads up that next week is Shabbos Mevorchim Choidesh Kislev which means saying as much Tehillim as
we can! Stay tuned for special programmes with refreshments!
Thursday, 13 November 2014
Primary School
Hanging Mobiles on 6 Days of Creation
As part of a weeks learning in general knowledge of Jewish studies Mrs Schapiro’s Year 3 & 4 girls made a hanging mobile
showing the 6 days of creation.
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NRL Coach Trains Girls for Oztag Gala Day
On Monday, 10th November, the Year 6 girls had the wonderful opportunity to be trained by an NRL coach who helped our
girls hone their skills for the exciting Oztag Gala Day taking place next Wednesday, 19th November 2014 at Reservoir Fields.
The students are motivated and excited to show their skills at the Oztag Gala Day where they will compete against other
independent schools.
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High School
Year 7G Make Tzitzis
with Mrs Moss
Year 7 Chumash class completed Parshas Shelach with the
topic of Tzitzis. Rabbi Spielman came into class and
demonstrated the art of tying Tzitzis as well as explaining the
significance of the numbers of knots and threads. It was a
hands on fun and informative lesson.
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Boys High School Goral Winners!
This year, a special program was run in the BHS to help prepare the boys for the month of Tishrei.
It required the boys to send an email every day confirming that they had checked off all necessary components.
Components included doing extra study on a daily basis, being careful with Kriyas shema sheal hamitta and maariv, and
most importantly sending in a daily summary of one of the tefillos in the machzor.
Boys who qualified entered a goral for a $400 and $200 Westfield voucher.
This week this the goral was held and the deserving winners were Nachman Kastel ($400) and Alexis Shteinman ($200).
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Girls High School First Aid Course
On Monday, 10 November 2014, thirteen Girls High School students attended a First Aid Course
conducted on campus.
The students now hold an Applied Senior First Aid qualification, which allows them to work in
environments such as childcare, as counsellors at youth camps, and many others. All participants
received a Statement of Attainment which is valid for three years.
Conducted by the Surf Lifesaving Academy of Australia, the course addressed various aspects of First Aid including burns,
sports injuries and trauma. The students had the opportunity to discuss and practise emergency scenarios, and also to work
with a defibrillator.
This course builds on the First Aid unit that is part of the curriculum in PDHPE in Year 8 and the HSC.
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Phi Day Mathematics Enrichment Day in GHS
Jack and the beanstalk, Jewish giants, the six-fingered hand in the mathematics project, the goose that layed the golden
egg, why are there 12 eggs in a dozen, the golden ratio - what is the connection?
Well, Phi day in the girls high school on Thursday 20th November will be a chance to answer that question plus showcase
some of those Mathematics projects. By the way, whoever said that Mathematics was allowed to have projects. Well,
hopefully all of the girls have had a different experience and will find Phi day an extension of this experience.
Two years ago, we called it Pi-lates day. The students incorporated some yoga and pies (mental and physical
sustenance), along with some fun mental activities. The format proved popular among students.
Looking for a similar theme, the girls will be doing some PHIsical exercise and nourishing themselves with PH(r)Ies (hot
kosher chips), again combined with PHI related activities.
Why:
“Geometry has two great treasures: one is the Theorem of Pythagoras; the other, the
division of a line into extreme and mean ratio. The first we may compare to a measure of
gold; the second we may name a precious jewel.”
This quote by Johannes Kepler suggests that students should be exposed to this special
number. The NSW syllabus pays little mention to it but I think it should be an important
part, at least, of our KTC mathematics enrichment.
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Fibonacci Cake
12:00-12:40
Mrs. Kraus will begin by directing the girls through some PHIsical exercise.
12:45-1:45
Mr.Wagner will speak and some girls will present their projects.
1:45- 2:30
Lunchtime – Mrs. Bachmann will be collecting five dollars from each student for lunch provided.
2:30- 3:50
Mr. Wagner will be leading the girls through a series of activities centred around the Golden Ratio (PHI)
(in the AV Room)
High School
Phi Day Mathematics Enrichment Day in BHS
A Guest speaker at KTC talking about Mathematics, how strange, surely that would never happen. Well, we are very
fortunate to have Mr. Randell Heyman visiting us next Wednesday to enrich the boys with some Mathematical ideas and
applications.
Randell is a brilliant and enthusiastic Mathematician currently working on his PHD. With a daughter who recently completed
her HSC, he will connect with us on many levels. He has some time to share with us at KTC and has kindly agreed to offer
some insights into Mathematics beyond High School. He is going to treat us with his Mathematics and we will attempt to
repay him by treating him to a “sausage” sandwich. What a deal!
And what a deal for the boys? Their day will include lunch, a wee bit more Enrichment Mathematics and then a vigorous
game of squash at Bondi Squash Courts.
How:
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12:05-1:15
Guest speaker Mr. Randell Heyman followed by some Year 7 Phi presentations.
1:15-1:30
Mincha.
1:30-2:10
Lunchtime – BBQ
2:20- 4:00
Travel to Bondi Junction by public bus to Bondi Squash Courts.
Courts booked from 3:00 to 4:00, and students to be dismissed from there.
High School Shluchos Corner
Happy Thursday KTC!
We are finally taking off for our iGrow Shabbaton to Melbourne!!! Exciting stuff! We can’t believe it is already here,
and we are looking forward to our incredible and jam-packed schedule, check out next week’s newsletter for pictures
of our trip.
This week was introduced with a break-out video for the school-wide general knowledge challenge! How well do
you know your numbers? It’s time to buckle down and whizz through your booklet so that you can enter the 2 x $50
voucher raffle! And stay in the running for our GHS pizza party this coming Tuesday, yum… All you have to do is
learn your numbers really well and make sure it all goes into the quiz you’ll be taking on Tuesday - we’re rooting for
you! A massive effort from the ‘traditions’ team of teachers went into pulling this program off the ground.
We also had out first week back at Bnos since the holidays and it was lovely to see everyone again :) Please note
there will not be bnos this week due to the Shabbaton - but we will be back on next week IyH.
On Motzei Shabbos our rooftop held it’s very first KTC program! An epic movie night with lots of snacks to keep us
going - not to mention the stunning view. When else are you going to chill on a rooftop? ;)
This Wednesday night we had a beautiful farbrengen in honour of Chof Cheshvan. We discussed together the
meaning of being a ‘lamplighter’ - a topic very dear to the Rebbe Rashab. It was so nice to see everyone turn up on
a school night for some extra learning and meaningful discussion :) A big thank you to the Amzalak family for hosting
and to Mrs Althaus for giving of her time to speak to us.
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The SRC are busy cooking up a secret diabolically fun plot which will be introduced to everyone this coming
Tuesday at assembly, so make sure you do not miss out! Also make sure to come down to the courtyard by recess
for Thursday Torah and Tea and always make sure you are at mincha before the bell rings at the end of lunch.
Bon Voyage! And Good Shabbos to all those staying in Sydney,
Love Bassie and Chaya
Thursday, 13 November 2014
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