Term 3, Week 5 - Friday 24 August 2018

From the Principal

Congratulations to the young men in Year 11. Their Semi-Formal was celebrated in great style as they hosted their partners for an evening of music and dancing on Saturday. While enjoying their company, I was thrilled, but not surprised, to receive compliments on behalf of the catering staff who were thoroughly impressed by the courtesy and manners extended by the young men and women who they were serving throughout the night.

The Semi-Formal also provided the perfect occasion for us to announce the Senior Student Leaders for 2019. On my first experience of this process at Rostrevor, I was delighted by the qualities and applications of all applicants. Congratulations to those listed below. We wish these fine young men every success with their leadership endeavours for 2019.

Head Prefect - Joshua Rahaley
Deputy Head Prefect- Stefan Lanzoni
Prefect Social Justice - Nathan McCarthy
Prefect Internal Services - Luca Mazzeo
Prefect Community Activities - Daniel Carbone

This week we will be finalising selections for the six Prefect House Captain and Vice-Captain roles as well as the Prefect Boarding position.

Brian Schumacher

Brian Schumacher congratulating 2019 Head Prefect Joshua Rahaley at the Year 11 Semi-Formal.

Cyber Safety/Cyber Bullying

The internet offers the chance to explore a virtually unlimited world without the restraints of the 'real' world.  Additionally, content on the internet is not broken into age or developmentally appropriate areas. Without supervision and guidance, a young child can either unintentionally or purposely find content that is disturbing, explicit or inappropriate. Subsequently, Rostrevor College, working alongside parents/caregivers, helps facilitate the education of its students with regard to appropriate use of technology.

In partnership with SAPOL, all Year 7-9 students attended a seminar last Friday on cyber safety and cyber bullying. Officers from the Eastern Adelaide Crime Prevention Section visited our College, running a number of sessions including an opportunity for students to ask questions.

This is the fifth year of our involvement with SAPOL, something we are grateful for. As part of our Pastoral Care Program, SAPOL also delivers 'A Guide To Obtaining Your L's and P's' and 'Drugs and Alcohol' presentations to our Year 10 and 9 students respectively.

Course Counselling (Year 11 into 12 and Year 10 into 11)

It was wonderful to see so many families at the Subject Counselling Evening on Tuesday for families of students in Years 10 and 11. We hope that the guidance offered by Counsellors assisted you and your son with selecting appropriate subjects for 2019.

This Tuesday was the culmination of five weeks of preparation for subject selection for 2019. We believe that this process is particularly thorough and ensures that students have given thought to post-school options and have considered appropriate courses of study at Year 11 and/or Year 12.

Frank Ranaldo
Deputy Principal


Junior Years Book Week Parade - more photos in Photo Gallery

With the passing weekend, we have now reached the conclusion of the weekend Winter Co-Curricular season for 2018. Whilst I'm sure the end of the season has crept up on some, there are others who may have had the last game of the year circled in for a myriad of reasons, the least of which might be a Saturday morning sleep in!

Reflecting upon the past 4 weeks, it's been an incredibly enjoyable experience to observe students in a different habitat to the schoolyard or classroom. We are so fortunate as a community to have an abundance of gifted individuals in various Co-Curricular activities and also having the opportunity to witness their involvement on a weekly basis. It really does re-confirm the countless positive outcomes that occur through your son's engagement with the Co-Curricular Program at Rostrevor College. The passion, collaboration, spirit and unification that are present in each and every team is carried forward into subsequent years which adds to the rich and competitive sporting culture of our College.

To everyone involved, please know that your association is very much appreciated and thank you for your valuable contributions across all aspects of the Winter Co-Curricular season. Enjoy the break, before we know it the Summer season will be upon us.

Luke Manuel
Head of Co-Curricular

For complete results from the weekend, please access the link below:


ABC Behind the News (BTN) Footy Violence 14 August 2018: CLICK HERE to see what our Primary A Team think about bad behaviour on the sports field.

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Term Dates

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