KRB News EDITION 03 – 6 MARCH 2015 A P erson a l a n d A c t i v e F a i t h i n G od LEFT: SWIMMING: RHIANNON CARR, ALESSANDRA GAZAL AND ELLIE O’DONOGHUE AT THE SENIOR SCHOOL SWIMMING CARNIVAL RIGHT: HIGH ACHIEVERS’: GEORGINA RINGLER, LUCY MILLER, HILARY JOHNSTON-CROKE, CARRIE WANG AND MADISON MOONEY AT THE HIGH ACHIEVERS’ ASSEMBLY FROM THE PRINCIPAL HSC High Achievers Dear Parents, Students and Staff, Last Friday, 27 February, parents, students from Years 5 to 12 and staff gathered to celebrate and honour the achievements of the KRB class of 2014. Our students from the Class of 2014 undertook many challenges throughout their years at KRB and certainly took every opportunity inside and outside the classroom. We really celebrate this at KRB. Last week I spoke to Senior School students about the importance of facing challenges. I challenged each one of them to try and take on something outside of their comfort zone. We know that women have a tendency to stay in their comfort zone. The possibilities for our students could be trying a new sport, joining the choir or debating team or taking the opportunity to do a social justice activity in the community. A number of our senior students have recently taken on international challenging opportunities. They shared their experiences at the Assembly. Our international exchange students faced the challenges of new countries, new schools and new families and very unfamiliar weather. They consider their experiences life changing. Another group spoke of their recent Antipodeans trip to India and what they experienced and how this has made a profound impact on their lives. These opportunities build confidence and resilience in our students. Confidence is a life enabler- intellectually, socially, physically and professionally. It is developed through taking on a challenge and working at it and succeeding or even failing. Mastering one thing gives you the confidence to master others. At the end of the year we want to celebrate the many achievements of our students as they grow in confidence. Lucy Miller, Carrie Wang, Madison Mooney and Georgina Ringler all spoke to students, parents and staff about their advice for getting through the HSC as well as what their plans are for the future. Lucy ( who achieved an ATAR of 99.85) told students “One of the most vital things I can pass on to those who, like me, tend to have a competitive streak is to remove the concept of competition from the HSC. Your hard work should be motivated by the pursuit to prove to yourself that you can get where you want to be, as opposed to beating someone else to it.” Lucy has commenced her combined degree of Bachelor of Arts Communications and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology in Sydney. Lucy was awarded a prestigious ViceChancellor’s Scholarship at UTS. Carrie Wang, who was named as Joint Dux of the Class of 2014 with Lucy Miller, said of her approach to studying for the HSC, “Balance is key. It is very important to focus not only on academic study, but also on maintaining a healthy body, participating in school events, developing friendship and embracing all kinds of opportunities to broaden your CONTENTS 1 From the Principal 3 Teaching & Learning 5 Students in Action 5 Global Connections 7Sport 9Community TWEET OF THE WEEK @KRBSports • Feb 27 V.I.C.T.O.R.Y is our cry at Year 7 Badminton FROM THE PRINCIPAL LEFT: YEAR 5 CAMP: YEAR 5 PREPARING TO LEAVE FOR THEIR CAMP AT COOLENDEL. RIGHT: WELCOME COCKTAIL PARTY: KRB P&F EXECUTIVE AT THE WELCOME COCKTAIL PARTY horizons, such as volunteering work.” Carrie will undertake a double degree in Secondary Education and Science at UNSW. Madison Mooney enlightened students on recognising their limits and to always ask for help, especially when it all may seem a bit overwhelming. Madison was accepted into Peterhouse College, Cambridge but has decided to study a degree in philosophy at Melbourne University. KRB’s Head Girl for 2013-14, Georgina Ringler’s words of advice on life after Year 12 were, “You do actually have to keep on working hard after the HSC. “Georgie showed the assembly audience what an ATAR looks like – a green piece of paper with a number on it. Georgie also spoke about the importance of confidence, “Everyone needs a little confidence boost throughout the HSC and it really makes a difference. Confidence shows everyone that you know what you talking about, even if you don’t really understand it.” Georgie is using 2015 as a year to challenge herself by working in two cafes and volunteering at a Sudanese refugee centre. She will then travel to Europe and New York for an internship. She will study a joint degree of International Relations majoring in International Security and Medical Science at ANU, commencing in 2016. Senior Swimming Carnival At last week’s assembly we acknowledged the achievements of our swimmers who competed at the Senior School Swimming carnival held at Homebush on 24 February. It was evident that many really challenged themselves as 11 school records were broken with outstanding performances from students. These are listed on page 7. Alessandra Gazal, Rhiannon Carr and Ellie O’Donoghue were placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Open Invitational 50M Freestyle. It was a very exciting race to watch. Alessandra was awarded overall Champion at the assembly. 2 | KRB NEWS ISSUE 3 | 6 MARCH 2015 Congratulations to our overall Inter-house winner – Kungala, and the Spirit cup Winner, Tangara. The leadership of our House Captains, Antonia McGrath and Kate Filippelis (Arakoola), Ainsley Zammit and Rosie Carnegie (Kungala), Francesca Gazal and Maddisen Gazal (Murramai) and Francesca Daniel and Alice Nowlan (Tangara) was outstanding and contributed to the fantastic participation from our students as well as great spirit on the day. The Junior School did extremely well at the 2015 IPSHA swimming championships and qualified for the NSW CIS (Combined Independent Schools). Congratulations to Michaela Sorrenti winning the 50m Butterfly and Coco Remond in 2nd place. As well the KRB 4x50 Freestyle Relay team of Imogen Davis-Irons, Amelia Smith, Coco Remond and Michaela Sorrenti qualified for the NSW CIS. Our Senior Swimming Team will be competing at the IGSSA Swimming Carnival at Homebush next Friday, and I wish them the very best of luck and hope they continue to challenge themselves. Year 5 Camp Year 5 students challenged themselves on their recent camping trip to Coolendel on 25 to 27 February. They took part in a range of experiences that enabled them to face and meet personal challenges and to learn wonderful teamwork skills in a fun filled environment. This was a great opportunity for personal growth as well preparing Year 5 for their role as the student leaders of Barat Burn. “Really enjoyed going upside down on the Sugar Glider.” – Scarlett Blanch Community Events It was wonderful to welcome over 300 of our parents to the 2015 school year at the recent P&F Welcome Cocktail Party, held on 21 February in the Edwina Taylor Clark Auditorium. Many new parents attended, along with a number of boarding parents. I thank Hugh Windsor (Molly, Year 12), Tanya Perilli (Marc, K and Ava, ELC), Rachel Shiels (Jackson, K; Kate, Year 2 and Emma, Year 4) and the other members of the P&F Executive for their wonderful organisation of this event. Celebrating International Women’s Day We are delighted that Alice Forrest of the Class of 2005 will be guest speaker at the International Women’s Day Lunch on Monday 9 March in the MTC. The theme of IWD is Make it Happen. Alice is a conservationist who has travelled all over the world researching, exploring and challenging many countries in their treatment of animals and the environment. She is certainly an example of a KRB student who has taken on challenging opportunities and has tried to transform her world. I invite our parents to attend what should be an interesting lunch at 1.30pm. I look forward to meeting new parents in the Edwina Taylor Clark Auditorium at the first Principal’s Welcome Dinner next Tuesday in the Performing Arts Centre. These events are an opportunity for new parents to meet with other new parents, hear about the school and meet with other Senior staff and the Board Chair. With Regards, Hilary Johnston-Croke Principal TEACHING & LEARNING HIGH ACHIEVERS ASSEMBLY YEAR 2 SCHOOLHOUSE EXCURSION On Thursday 26 February, Year 2 stepped back in time with an informative excursion to the School House Museum at North Ryde. Excited by the opportunity to wear clothing from the Victorian times, the children participated in lessons in the 1870s classroom sitting at ‘long toms’. They were challenged to recite their multiplication tables, write in cursive using quills and they had the opportunity to use slate boards. The children imagined what it would be like in winter, with lessons being taught by candlelight and using lanterns and only a fireplace heating the room. They were surprised to learn that six different grades were taught simultaneously. Next the children went to the 1910s classroom where they did hands on activities, which included playing jacks with knuckle bones, using ink stamp pads to create maps of Australia and looking at the contents of Globite school bags. To conclude the visit, the children did exercises with sticks, danced around the maypole and played quoits, hoops and ‘fly’. Year 2 had an exciting and enjoyable day, and were relieved to escape the cane! KRB acknowledged and celebrated the achievements of the HSC Class of 2014 at the High Achievers Assembly on Friday 27 February. Twenty-eight students from the HSC Class of 2014 were invited to this ceremony and were presented with certificates by the Principal Mrs Hilary Johnston-Croke, acknowledging their outstanding achievements in the HSC 2014. The Distinction in Studies Award was presented to our joint Dux, Lucy Miller and Zhenyi (Carrie) Wang, who achieved an ATAR of 99.85. All Round Achievers Awards for achieving in the highest band for ten units were presented to: yy Madeleine Clunies-Ross yy Eloise Gibbs yy Lucy Miller yy Madison Mooney yy Zoe Sigalla yy Zhenyi (Carrie) Wang High Achievers Certificates for achieving an ATAR of over 90 were presented to: yy Leah Boyle yy Lauran Clifton yy Madeleine Clunies-Ross yy Lucy Cowper yy Claire Dunworth Possati yy Sarah Gardiner yy Eloise Gibbs yy Christina Han yy Nastasya Innes-Brown yy Yang Yang Li yy Amelia McGuire yy Ashleigh McMahon yy Mia McNeill yy Maryanne McRedmond yy Lucy Miller yy Madison Mooney yy Claudia Nolan yy Sarah O’Sullivan yy Alexandra Powell yy Georgina Ringler yy Gina Welsh yy Nicola Ryan Rank in Course awards were presented to: yy Angela Stevens Zhenyi Wang – 1st in ESL yy Zoe Sigalla yy Tamara Verus yy Dalena Vo Performing Arts award was presented to: yy Zhenyi Wang Claudia Nolan OnStage yy Bronte Wilson yy Gina Welsh 6 MARCH 2015 | KRB NEWS ISSUE 3 | 3 TEACHING & LEARNING YEAR 11 ART EXCURSION On Wednesday, Year 11 Visual Arts girls ventured into the city and visited both Art Express 2015 and Chuck Close’s exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Art Express, at the Art Gallery of NSW, was the first destination and featured a great selection of some of student works from the HSC graduates of 2014. The exhibition acquits itself admirably representing many of the most popular and accessible contemporary mediums, from painting, drawing and sculpture through to video, photography and printmaking. The exhibition proved an inspiring opportunity for the girls to begin to think about their future studies of Art and ideas in relation to the upcoming creation of their own Body of Works. Additionally, the Year 11 girls had the opportunity to visit the exhibition of Chuck Close’s work at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Chuck Close is a renowned artist, noted for his highly innovative ways of painting and depicting the human face in portraiture. The exhibition emphasised Close’s varied forms and processes of printmaking including etching, lithography, silkscreen and traditional Japanese woodcut. Overall, the excursion was a valuable opportunity to see both the work of an extremely talented professional artists and also the work of students just like ourselves and catch a glimpse at the ultimate goal of the Visual Arts HSC course! By Lara Parmenter, Year 11 MATHEMATICAL GENIUSES AT KRB! Stage 1 students have been busy during the first half of the term. Here is a look at how our students who have a good grasp of mathematical concepts are being stretched to think further during Mathematics Lessons! Kindergarten – Whilst learning how to count and write numbers, some students have also been investigating how to partition two digit numbers. We have represented this using MAB blocks. Our enrichment students have loved this number challenge! Year 1 – In Year One this term we have been practising our addition facts. Some of the students have been adding two digit numbers together and finding patterns with “doubles” or “square numbers”. We showed this through unifix cubes and then we recorded the rest in our Maths books. We love Maths! Year 2 – Our budding Mathematicians have been learning the compensation strategy in Maths. We use that strategy when we add a number that ends in 7, 8 or 9. It makes adding easier and quicker! Top job Year 2! 4 | KRB NEWS ISSUE 3 | 6 MARCH 2015 YEAR 11 & 12 DRAMA EXCURSION Senior Drama students attended their first Belvoir Theatre performance for 2015, the new Australian work Kill the Messenger by Nakkiah Lui. Described as “a refreshing addition to an important national conversation about why we persist in bingeing on stories of Indigenous suffering, but do nothing” the play proved to be thoughtprovoking, and challenged the students to make connections between it and the other contemporary Australian plays studied throughout the HSC course. FIRST VISIT AND PERFORMANCE AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE FOR TWO YEAR 7 BOARDERS On Thursday 5 March, two Year 7 Boarders, Matilda King from Gunnedah and Sophie Noonan from Nevertire, joined the Elective Music students for the 1st concert in the 2015 Meet the Music Concert series. The concert featured James Morrison who performed music from the various Jazz ages with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Both girls have long family connections with KRB with Matilda being 5th generation. Matilda’s mother, Sophie Heathcote, class of 1993, was taught by the same Music teacher who is currently teaching her daughter! Sophie’s elder sisters and her great-aunt were educated at KRB. Sarah’s favourite work on the program was the Jazz classic “Chameleon”. She also enjoyed seeing the entire orchestra, her favourite instrument being the Concert Harp. Matilda’s favourite piece was “Honeysuckle Rose” with singer Hetty Kate and James Morrison’s multiphonics on the Trombone. The actual experience of going to a concert at the Opera House for the first time and seeing the lights on Sydney Harbour, illuminating the Bridge and Luna Park made the whole experience a very exciting one for both students. STUDENTS IN ACTION IGNATIAN INTERSCHOOLS STUDENT FORUM On 2 March, 10 girls from Year 11 travelled to Loreto Normanhurst for the first Ignation Interschool Forum of 2015. Attending the event were Year 11 students from Loreto Normanhurst, Loreto Kirribilli, St Aloysius and Riverview. The forum was a chance for us to share our ideas on topics such as asylum seekers, capital punishment, politics and education in the future. It was interesting to see the varying opinions that came from different students and in some cases, heated debate about particular issues. The forum was also an opportunity to meet other students from schools and create connections. It was a really great experience and we are all very excited for the second forum in May. Saskia Riedel, Year 11 GLOBAL CONNECTIONS STUDENT EXCHANGE Antoinette Radford, Year 11 Over the Christmas holiday break, I went on a language exchange to “Lycee de la Perverie” in Nantes, France. A huge change was waking up to go to school in pitch black, and -6 degrees, but school was such a rewarding experience, the students so welcoming and kind to me as an exchange student. My family took me skiing, out around the local area and I was fortunate enough to spend Christmas and New Year in a completely different culture, which was amazing. Overall, the time I spent in France was unimaginable and I could not have asked for a better experience. Madeleine Maganas, Year 11 Over the spring holidays I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to participate on a student exchange to San Francisco. Of course, my exchange sister Bella took me to see all the sights like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and a Giants baseball game - but she did more than just that. She welcomed me into her life and her school, making me feel like a part of a broader community. At the school, I recognised the familiar sense of community which comes with being in a Sacred Heart school, and going to a foreign place knowing all but one person, that sense of familiarity and the nature of Sacred Heart girls is one I am grateful for. I also noticed the differences of being in a new country - although many may think America does not have a distinct culture I can counter that through my experience of homecoming. This week was filled with spirit and support in the lead up to major school sporting events and was an amazing event to be part of. In my three weeks in San Francisco I have made friendships which I hope will last a lifetime and gained so much confidence and independence from the experience. 6 MARCH 2015 | KRB NEWS ISSUE 3 | 5 GLOBAL CONNECTIONS Jade Laidlaw In the December holidays I was fortunate enough to go on exchange to the Convent of the Sacred Heart in New York and it was by far the most amazing experience of my life. My host family were extremely warm and welcoming ensuring that I got the best experience while in New York, taking me on weekend trips to the Poconos for snow tubing and Washington DC, as well as ensuring I saw all the iconic tourist destinations such as Times Square, The Empire State Building, museums, art galleries and many more. Exchange was a unique experience for me as I was able to see how New Yorkers live and participate in their day to day activities, going to their church, and eating iconic American foods. Going to The Convent of the Sacred Heart NY, was also a highlight of my trip as I was welcomed with the warm Sacred Heart spirit that I had heard much about! I would highly recommend exchange to everyone, as it was such a rewarding experience that I will never forget. Tara Ritchie During January I was given the opportunity to visit Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton and had the most amazing time. The school community in Atherton, especially Ms Farrington, the exchange coordinator, were so welcoming and organised many trips for the group of 8 exchange students who were there at the time. While I was at school I got to participate in many interesting classes, like Dance, Prayer and Meditation and Resistance Training. The school was extremely different to our school as it was co-ed, had no uniform and was a more college style of teaching. It was also huge and even had a farm where I had the opportunity to help out by mucking out the pens. I also had the opportunity to visit two of the Sacred Heart Schools in the city while I was there, Stuart Hall (the all-boys school) and Convent of the Sacred Heart (the all-girls school). On my last day, my year had a community service day where we all visited a rehabilitation centre for women struggling with drug addiction. The stories we heard were really touching and made me appreciate all the opportunities we are given growing up at Kincoppal – Rose Bay. The school was beautiful and I felt right at home in the Sacred Heart community. My exchange family were also really welcoming and made sure I had the best possible trip, taking me on many weekend trips into San Francisco. I got to see amazing sights such as The Golden Gate Bridge, the sea lions at Pier 39, and even got to eat some famous Ghirardelli chocolate in Ghirardelli Square. I had the best experience and it will be something I will remember for the rest of my life. I would highly recommend to anyone who was interested. 6 | KRB NEWS ISSUE 3 | 6 MARCH 2015 TEACHING & LEARNING SPORT YEAR 3 –12 SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS IPSHA TEAM RESULTS Alex Appleyard 74th 9yrs 50m Freestyle Last Tuesday 24 February, all students in Year 7–12 and select students in Year 3 –6 participated in the 2015 School Swimming Championships at Homebush. The Year 3-6 children competed in championship races selected form the Year 3 – 6 Swimming Carnival at KRB earlier in February, Congratulations to the following children who received their awards at assembly last Monday: Ella Bourke 12th Jnr 4 x50m relay, 58th 10yrs 50m Freestyle Kent Churcher 10th 9yrs 50m Freestyle, 32nd 8-10yrs 50m Backstroke Imogen Davis-Irons 3rd Snr 4x 50m relay, 24th 12yrs 50m Freestyle Massimo English 62nd 10yrs 50m Freestyle Junior School Age Champions 8 Years Girls Age Champion Poppy Mayo Runner Up Georgina Maxwell Alexandra Field12th Jnr 4 x50m relay, 7th Jnr 200m I.M, 31st 10yrs 50m Freestyle, 18th 8-10yrs Backstroke, 25th 8-10yrs 50m Breaststroke, 6th 8-10yrs 50m Butterfly Coco Fishlock8th 11yrs 50m Freestyle, 15th 11yrs 50m Backstroke, 15th 11yrs 50m Butterfly Thomas Hudson 25th 8yrs 50m Freestyle Hugo Levy13th 10yrs 50m Freestyle, 14th 8-10yrs 50m Backstroke, 15th 50m Breaststroke, 12th 8-10yrs 50m Butterfly 8 Years Boys Age Champion William Pickthall Chiara Marchi 38th 9yrs 50m Freestyle Poppy Mayo 29th 8yrs 50m Freestyle, Runner Up Thomas Hudson Lilli Meikle 41st 9yrs 50m Freestyle Joint 9 Years Girls Age Champion Manon Spinola Anastacia Metzl 43rd 10yrs 50m Freestyle Joint 9 Years Girls Age Champion Matilda Waugh Will Pickthall 11th 8yrs 50m Freestyle Natalia Pruszynska 30th 11yrs 50m Freestyle, 16th 11yrs 50m Breaststroke 9 Years Boys Age Champion Kent Churcher Runner Up Alexander Appleyard 10 Years Girls Age Champion Alexandra Field Runner Up Alexandra Smeallie 10 Years Boys Age Champion Hugo Levy Runner Up Teophile Schmidt 11 Years Girls Age Champion Coco Fishlock Coco Remond3rd Snr 4x 50m relay, 4th Snr 200m I.M, 11th 12yrs 50m Freestyle, 5th 12yrs 50m Backstroke, 6th 12yrs 50m Breaststroke, 13th Open 100m Freestyle, 2nd 12yrs 50m Butterfly Teo Schmidt 67th 10yrs 50m Freestyle, Alex Smeallie12th Jnr 4 x50m relay, 37th 10yrs 50m Freestyle, 28th 8-10yrs 50m Backstroke Amelia Smith Breaststroke 3rd Snr 4x 50m relay, 22nd 12yrs 50m Freestyle, 14th 12yrs 50m Michaela Sorrenti3rd Snr 4x 50m relay, 9th Snr 200m I.M, 8th 12yrs 50m Freestyle, 3rd 50m 12yrs 50m Backstroke, 6th Open 100m Freestyle, 1st 12yrs 50m Butterfly Manon Spinola 12th Jnr 4 x 50m relay, 23rd 9yrs 50m Freestyle Runner Up Eva Smith Max Stoddard 73rd 10yrs 50m Freestyle 11 Years Boys Age Champion Patrick Mir Isobel Thomson 49th 11yrs 50m Freestyle 12 Years Girls Age Champion Michaela Sorrenti Matilda Waugh28th 9yrs 50m Freestyle, 26th 8-10yrs 50m Breaststroke, 34th 8-10yrs 50m Butterfly Runner Up Coco Remond Eva Smith19th 11yrs 50m Freestyle, 17th 11yrs 50m Backstroke, 14th 11yrs 50m Butterfly 12 Years Boys Age Champion Hector Mechineu Juliette Carr Girls Open Invitation 100 m Michaela Sorrenti Boys Open Invitational 100m Hugo Levy A team of children was then selected to represent KRB at the IPSHA Swimming Carnival on Wednesday at Homebush, their results are as follows: Congratulations to all Swimmers! 28th 11yrs 50m Breaststroke Patrick Mir64th 11yrs 50m Freestyle, 44th 11yrs 50m Backstroke, 41st 11yrs 50m Breaststroke The following students have qualified for the NSW CIS Swimming Carnival on Thursday 19 March: Senior 5 x 50m relay team: Coco Remond, Imogen Davis-Irons, Amelia Smith, Michaela Sorrenti, Coco Fishlock Coco Remond: 12yrs 50m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke Michaela Sorrenti: 12yrs 50m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke Congratulations on making CIS and we wish you the best of luck at this event. 6 MARCH 2015 | KRB NEWS ISSUE 3 | 7 SECTION HEADING SPORT YEAR 7-12 SWIMMING CHAMPIONS The Year 7-12 Swimming events were held after the Junior School swimming Championships. Congratulations to the following students who received awards presented at Assembly last week: Year 7-12 Age Champions 12 Years Age Champion Natasha Wong Runner Up Matilda Metcalfe We had a record number of Swimming Records broken at this carnival. The new record holders are as follows: yy 60th overall / 34th C.I.S Georgie Aroney (swim), Gabrielle James Bennett (bike), Harriet Beavis (run) New 2015 Swimming Records yy 88th overall / 52nd C.I.S Isabella Donald (swim), Josephine Harris (bike), Ainsley Zammit (run) yy William Picktall – 8&U 50 Freestyle 48.66 & 8&U 50 Backstroke 59.27 yy Rhiannon Carr – 15 16 100 Freestyle 59.64 & 15 16 200 IM 2.30.83 Joint 13 Years Age Champion Charlotte Ekins yy Laura Wotherspoon – 18 Years 50m Freestyle 28.82, 18 Years 50m Backstroke 35.38 & 18 Years 50m Breaststroke 39.61 Joint 13 Years Age Champion Alice Hodgson yy Alessandra Gazal – 16 Years 50m Freestyle 27.54 & 16 Years 50m Butterfly 29.33 14 Years Age Champion Valentina Colombini yy Natasha Wong – 12 Years 50m Butterfly 35.66 Runner Up Amber Anderson yy Elly O’Donoghue – 15 Years 50m Breaststroke 35.61 15 Years Age Champion Elly O’Donoghue Runner Up Georgia Strain 16 Years Age Champion Alessandra Gazal Runner Up Rhiannon Carr 17 Years Age Champion Phoebe McGeoch Joint Runner up Lucy Edwards Joint Runner up Georgina Aroney 18 Years Age Champion Laura Wotherspoon Runner Up Molly Windsor Junior Champion Valentina Colombini Intermediate Champion Alessandra Gazal Senior Champion Laura Wotherspoon Open Invitation 50m Alessandra Gazal Spirit House Winners Kungala Overall Point score winners Tangara Thank you to all Heads of House for your leadership leading up the Swimming Carnival. Congratulations to Kungala and Tangara students on winning the Spirit Cup and Overall pointscore respectively. 8 | KRB NEWS ISSUE 3 | 6 MARCH 2015 KRB has a very competitive team now going to the IGSSA Swimming Carnival next Friday 13 March at Homebush. We wish our swimmers the best of luck at this event. NEW SOUTH WALES ALL SCHOOLS TRIATHLON On February 27 KRB entered 10 teams into the NSW ALL Schools Triathlon. All teams performed to a very high standard with some excellent results. The highlight performances were: Senior race: 600m Swim, 15km bike, 4km run yy 7th overall / 3rd C.I.S Quintessa Butcherine (swim), Ruby Harrison (bike), Phoebe McGeoch (run) yy 9th overall / 5th C.I.S Jessica Gardiner (swim), Grace Harrison (bike), Lucy Edwards (run) yy 34th overall / 21st C.I.S Tyla Comino (swim), Bella Lamaro (bike), Eliza McCristal (run) yy 48th overall / 30th C.I.S Grace Gerathy (swim), Emily Thompson (bike), Abbey Hegyi (run) Intermediate: 600m Swim, 15km bike, 4km run yy 16th overall / 10th C.I.S Georgia Strain (swim), Annabelle Lowe (bike), Antonia McCristal (run) yy 45th overall / 29th C.I.S Georgia Hinds (swim), Sophie Shiell (bike), Charlotte McGuire (run) Junior: 400m Swim, 10km bike, 3km yy 48th overall / 19th C.I.S Matilda King (swim), Charlotte Nesbitt (bike), Sarah Noonan (run) yy 68th overall / 31st C.I.S Natasha Wong (swim), Lilli Black (bike), Amelia Stynes (run) NSWCIS TENNIS Congratulations to Lauren Whiting on making the NSWCIS Tennis team. Lauren was selected to represent IPSHA at the recent NSWCIS Tennis competition. Due to her excellent achievements at this competition she has been selected to represent NSWCIS at the State Tennis competition on the 27 March, we wish her the best of luck. COMMUNITY TEACHING & LEARNING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2015 “MAKING IT HAPPEN” All parents and friends of KRB are invited to attend a lunchtime presentation for International Women’s Day in the Maureen Tudehope Centre on Monday 9 March at 1.30pm. Guest Speaker: Alice Forrest (KRB 2005) Alice is a drifter and animal lover turned conservationist and mermaid. She’s obsessed with the ocean – whether that’s sliding over the top or bubbling along underneath. After graduating from Kincoppal – Rose Bay in 2005, she set off on what would become five years of backpacking, with not much idea of that she wanted to do with her life. While volunteering with sea turtles in Greece, her eyes were opened to how her lifestyle choices were impacting our oceans. She returned to university and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Biodiversity & Conservation) in 2013. Since then she has yy travelled to Japan to be a voice for the dolphins of The Cove, yy sailed across the Indian Ocean studying blue whales, yy explored deserted islands researching seabird colonies, and yy worked with schools in Fiji to protect our oceans from plastic pollution. Alice believes in leaving a better planet for our children, and as well as better children for our planet. RSVP by Friday 6 March [email protected] UPCOMING EVENTS The first Principal’s Welcome Dinner for families new to KRB will be held on Tuesday 10 March. This is an opportunity to meet the Principal, the Chair of the School Board, members of the School Leadership Team and other families over an informal dinner. We look forward to welcoming our new families at the diner. The second dinner will be held on Monday 11 May. yy yy yy Past Parents’ function for past parents whose daughters left KRB between 2010 and 2014 - 20 March Year 5 and 7 Grandparents’ and Special Friends Morning – Tuesday 24 March Year 7 Mothers’ Morning Tea – Friday 27 March Mary Cook Director of Development 9388 6024 [email protected] 6 MARCH 2015 | KRB NEWS ISSUE 3 | 9 SECTION HEADING Fernon Family Fields | Vaucluse Road, Rose Bay KRB HISTORY TOUR 2015 DECEMBER 2015 (BEFORE CHRISTMAS) INVITATION TO A SPIRITUALITY EVENING ARE YOU INTERESTED IN WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE CHURCH TODAY? Come to the Spirituality Evening at Kincoppal – Rose Bay School Thursday, 12 March 6.30pm – 8pm Hear Patty Fawkner Good Samaritan Sister with a wide experience of Church, Alison Healey of The Grail also with a wide experience of Church and Emily Shaw, senior student of the school speak on The Significance of Women’s Spiritual Leadership for the Church Today. RSVP 9388 6000 (Ext 1) or email reception @krb.nsw.edu.au 10 | KRB NEWS ISSUE 3 | 6 MARCH 2015 KRB is planning a tour of sites of historical significance and relevance for students in Year 9 – 11 who are studying Modern or Ancient History, or are enthusiastic about History! For more information contact Paul Mogan, Head of History on [email protected] The “spirit of Anzac” is in the DNA of every Aussie and Kiwi. It is the one thing that unites Australians and New Zealanders from all walks of life and cultures, rich or poor, young or old. KRB History Department invites all students and families to Camp Gallipoli 2015 24 – 25 April at Centennial Park, Sydney Camp overnight in Centennial Park Contact Paul Mogan if you are interested in coming along [email protected] Or visit www.campgallipoli.com.au 6 MARCH 2015 | KRB NEWS ISSUE 3 | 11 PRESENTS BY TIMBERLAKE WERTENBAKER Maureen Tudehope Centre Thursday 26 – Friday 27 March 7.00pm Tickets on sale 11 March from 7pm Online www.trybooking.com/HEJW BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiNTM THEATRICAL, ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.
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