3, Week 2 - Friday 02 August 2018
Parents & Friends
As you know, having strong connections with
our community is vitally important to our wellbeing as people. The same is true for schools with
bodies such as the Parents & Friends Association, helping to bring families together socially and
for the purposes of raising funds to support our children's education.
After the recent nomination
of a new P&F Committee, I would like to publicly thank Mr Rob Costanzo for his leadership and generosity
in the P&F over many years. At our first event this year, Rob spoke of the P&F as the 'fun
group' that brings Rostrevor parents together as we support the education of our boys. I remember
thinking at the time what great wisdom lay beneath Rob's invitation to parents. Coming together
socially is great for us adults and one of the best things we can do for our boys. They grow up
more confident and safe in an environment where their parents know the parents of their friends.
In future editions of this Newsletter we look forward to periodic updates from the Chair of the P&
F, Mrs Daniella Masullo, about upcoming events and the work of the P&F more generally.
Please keep young Theo Sweeney (Year 5) and his family in
your prayers. Theo has been in and out of Intensive Care over the last two weeks battling illness.
Thankfully, he was beginning to show signs of improvement yesterday. We wish Theo well today as
he celebrates his birthday in hospital.
Palma Merenti Awards
our Principal's Assembly this morning, we acknowledged the academic achievement of individual Middle and
Senior Year students as recipients of Palma Merenti Awards and, collectively through every student's contribution
to points, the House Academic Shield.
We acknowledge that not all students will attain the
highest standards and that excellence is measured in different ways for each student. With this
in mind, we understand that recognising individual improvement is key to helping all students attain their
personal best in any field of endeavour. Therefore, we have recently introduced a new award to recognise
students who improve their Grade Point Average (GPA) by 5% or more at the end of the reporting cycle.
|Palma Merente Award Winners
National Excellence in Teaching
The Rostrevor community is invited to nominate a teacher or teachers
who have made a difference to your son's wellbeing and education. We have had several teachers who
have been nominated in the past and a few who have even made it through to the National finals.
It is no accident that students at Rostrevor achieve outstanding SACE results and experience success once
they graduate from Rostrevor. It is one of the best examples of the notion that 'it takes a whole
village to raise a child'. Nevertheless, many teachers have an extraordinary impact on the lives
and learning of their students. Such influence is worthy of our acclaim through award programs such
If you wish to nominate a teacher or teachers, please click here.
Rostrevor V Sacred Heart Intercol
Best wishes to all our teams for
their matches this weekend as we celebrate the 95th Anniversary of this terrific rivalry with our friends
from down South. Our special thanks go to the boys in the Red & Black Army who will lead us
in the cheering and support of our Rostrevor teams. Go the Red & Black!
The opening week of my tenure as the
new Head of Co-Curricular Programs has afforded me many eye-opening, challenging and, ultimately, rewarding
experiences. While the phrase 'baptism of fire' springs to mind, I would like to give thanks to
various members of staff, and in particular my predecessor Jeff Fischer, for their continued assistance,
guidance and acts of selflessness. These individuals have made my transition incredibly smooth and
has been a heart-warming reminder of the ever-strong culture at Rostrevor College.
this week was to observe as many games as possible throughout the day and what an enjoyable experience
this proved to be. I was fortunate enough to witness some truly remarkable levels of sportsmanship,
respect, skill and group cohesions across various sports. Luke Salini and Anthony Beltrame demonstrated
somewhat of a 'coaching masterclass' in leading the Middle A, B & C Basketball Teams to hard fought
and very close victories.
Evan Pezos has had quite the week in the
hot seat himself, as the 9A Soccer Team had a dominant victory on Saturday, followed by a spectacular
2-1 come from behind victory in extra time, for good measure. Fingernails may have diminished as
spectators nervously looked on as the 8A Football Team withstood a fourth quarter barrage from Mercedes
College to emerge victorious by a slight margin. I was also thoroughly impressed at the skill levels
present in the 10A, 9B, 8A and 8B Red Soccer Teams, despite some mixed results across these fixtures.
My one regret was missing the 'lifeblood' of football at Rostrevor College, that being the mighty 3rd
XVIII due to my own sporting commitments. I promise to atone on Saturday.
Inter-Collegiate weekend offers one of the greatest Schoolboy Sporting Rivalries in Australia, dating
back 95 years since the conception of Rostrevor College. As Rostrevor College are hosting this year,
I highly encourage all parents, caregivers, siblings, old scholars, friends and keen observers to make
your way out to Rostrevor College on both Friday afternoon and Saturday to support this great tradition.
I've little doubt there will be some phenomenal talent on display across various codes, coupled with
passion, enthusiasm and determination from all involved. I certainly look forward to seeing everyone
on Friday and Saturday and remember to wear your red and black!
Head of Co-Curricular
Term 1: Tuesday
30 January to Friday 13 April
Term 2: Tuesday 1 May to Friday 29 June
Term 3: Monday 23 July
to Friday 28 September
Term 4: Monday 15 October to Wednesday 5 December