Term 4, Week 5 - Friday 15 November 2018

From Leadership

Pastoral Care at Rostrevor College refers to action taken within our school to promote and foster personal, social, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing.  Optimal wellbeing is characterised by positive feelings and attitude, positive relationships with others, resilience and satisfaction with self and experiences and engagement in learning.

While the principles underpinning 'Pastoral Care' at Rostrevor College are founded on the importance of developing meaningful and sustainable relationships between students as well as between students and staff, one of the aspects of the Pastoral Care program is the access to guest presenters. During Extended Pastoral Care On Friday of Week 3, while the Year 12's were on SWOTVAC and the 7's where preparing for the 3-day Outdoor Adventure Activities Program, students in Years 8-11 were engaged in the following presentations (table below);

I would like to thank all students for the manner in which they welcomed our guest presenters and the respectful way they engaged in the seminars. The following are examples of the impact the RAP Presentation had on some of our Year 11's;

Listening to Yudhi's story made me reflect on how much I take for granted and how easy it is to lose the things you love because of one simple incident that could have been avoided - Aidan Byrne 11PW Gurr

I learnt that making responsible decisions could mean saving the life of yourself and others. It also made me seriously think about driving while drinking. It has encouraged me to never drive with any amount of alcohol in my blood - Daniele Galloni 11RM Murphy

The RAP program made me seriously think about how I act on the road as a driver, passenger and pedestrian and how these actions impact people I know or don't; directly or indirectly. Listening to Yudhi's story made me reflect on how big of an impact a single incident can have on someone's life and we need to all be responsible when on the roads and worry about more lives than just our own Jack Myers 1MD Gurr

Evan Pezos
Director Student Welfare

Nathan and Joshua with Yudhi Mohan-Ram who came in and spoke to the Year 11's about the physical and emotional scars suffered as a result of being 'T-boned' by an inattentive driver.

Co-Curricular News

Somehow, as if in the blink of an eye we are about to enter our fifth week of Co-Curricular fixtures for Term 4. For some teams, this week will be the last fixture for 2018 while the rest are now faced with the prospect of only two remaining matches for the year. Despite the rapid rate at which this term has progressed, there have been many outcomes that signal positive growth for the Co-Curricular Program whilst also highlighting some obvious areas to address.

I made no secret of my dissatisfaction with a number of students and teams in relation to poor attendance and a laissez faire approach to punctually to trainings and fixtures. Since reiterating the basic expectations of the Co-Curricular Program the response from students has been mostly very positive. The main aim of this slight change in culture is to create an atmosphere where respect and consideration are at the forefront of the thought and decision making processes of all students under our guidance. To display high levels of respect in as many interactions as possible will then hopefully pave the way for other individuals to respect our students at Rostrevor College in the exact same way.

Onto other matters now, our hugely successful First XI Cricket side have advanced to the Grand Final of the T20 Messenger Bowl after a convincing Semi-Final win over a very strong Westminster side. They now face St Peter's College this Friday afternoon, and we are very hopeful they can make it back to the Twilight Fair with huge smiles across their faces. Whatever the result, I'm sure they will represent the College with pride and give a very solid account of themselves in the process. Best of luck to these gentlemen, and to all Co-Curricular teams over the coming weekend.

For a full list of results from the weekend's fixture, please click the link below:

Luke Manuel
Head of Co-Curricular Programs

If your son, be he a current or past scholar, has made any significant achievement in an activity outside of the College, please pass this on to me via email to lmanuel@rostrevor.sa.edu.au or by phone, so that I can include his achievements in the weekly newsletter.

Twilight Fair

Community Notices


You are  invited to participate in the Annual General Meeting of the Rostrevor College Parents' & Friends' Association to be held at 6.30 pm, Tuesday 20 November 2018 in the MY/SY Staffroom, Rostrevor College, Glen Stuart Road, Woodforde.

Please RSVP your attendance by COB
Monday 19 November 2018 
via email to pandf@rostrevor.sa.edu.au

As part of a positive collaboration between Rostrevor College and the adjacent Hamilton Hill, Adelaide development, we would like to help spread the word about its Open Day from 11am 2pm on Sunday 18 November 2018 and the generous offer for potential buyers considering a Rostrevor education.
Whilst the Australian summer is in the grip of Cricket fever, getting under way at Rostrevor College Big Memorial Oval, the sentimentalists are gathering to play a T20 Cricket Fundraiser at their alma mater, rekindling old rivalries on the pitch to raise awareness for the College Foundation as well as fundraising.

The event will be held in the beautiful surroundings of Rostrevor College.  The T20 Cricket game will capture the great sporting culture of the College by getting our community and old scholars involved.

We hope you get behind the Foundation and begin 2019 with a SIXER!

The format of the event is as follows:

  • get together a table of 10 people, purchase your table
  • from each table you will nominate 2 players to participate in the T20 from 1pm to 4pm
  • playing shirts will be provided for players
  • players are required to bring their own cricket whites
  • all other equipment will be provided by the College (unless you have a favourite bat & baggie!)

Principal Brian Schumacher and Director of Junior Campus Geoff Aufderheide will be the 'Coaches' of the 2 teams.  The winning team will have the following advantages:

  • table winners based on the 2 player aggregate runs
  • bragging rights
  • a perpetual cup presented to them
  • the losing Coach will cook a BBQ for the winning campus on a school day to be advised

Early Bird Tickets are $100pp (early bird price closes 21 December 2018) or Full Price $125pp after this date.  Ticket sales open Monday 19 November 2018.


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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