Term 1, Week 7 - Friday 15 March 2019

Week 7 Update

Lucindale Field Days
By the time you receive this edition of our Newsletter, I will be enjoying the company of several of our boarding families at the annual Lucindale Field Days.  As you can imagine, there are some extra challenges involved in staying connected to your son's schooling when you live four to five hours drive away.  In the case of our Darwin families, it is much further.  Hence the importance of us making the most of the opportunities to visit them occasionally and getting their input into how we can further improve the college.

Swimming Carnivals
Congratulations to all the Junior School boys for their spirited participation in our annual carnival. Click on the following links for Mr Aufderheide's and Mr Glen Urbani's reports on the respective carnivals.

Click here for Swimming Carnival Reports 

Lent - A time of Mindfulness
You would have heard the expression that, 'variety is the spice of life'.  As we come to the end of the second week of Lent, I would like to suggest that the changing seasons of the Church have something rich to offer us in the midst of our busy lives.  As we get older, we can often feel the weight of greater time pressures and experience being in a rut as we do our best to keep up with the demands of work, family and other commitments - while at the same time searching for something of a better life balance.

During the forty days of Lent, we have a good excuse to adjust our daily lives and become a little more reflective in the lead up to celebrating the good news of the Resurrection.  I find that giving something up or restricting my consumption of certain foods during Lent, usually gets me thinking about bigger questions like, 'Does my current routine reflect who I want to become as a person?'  Likewise, making a little more time for some quiet reading or meditation usually yields many benefits in terms of a clearer perspective and a more balanced view of the world.

Another way to enjoy this season of preparing for Easter, is to use it as the catalyst to call or catch up with friends and family who I've lost touch with simply because life is so busy.  On the grand scale, imagine how much better the world might be if a few billion of us made a concerted effort to connect with those around us over the next 40 days.

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence
Given the long-term damage caused by bullying and violence, it is important that we continue to review what happens in our community from the perspective of our boys. While we are pleased with the strongly inclusive and positive student culture at Rostrevor, adolescence is a time of changing friendships and fluctuating levels of awareness and empathy towards the needs of others.  As you know, it is also a peak time for acting without thinking too deeply about the possible consequences of one's actions.  With this in mind, we will conduct a new survey of student wellbeing in the coming weeks to capture a snapshot of the issues affecting boys in the Senior School.  The survey is aptly named, 'Tell Them from Me' which reminds us adults of the importance of checking-in with our children and responding to their concerns.

While all of the banners and signs promoting today as the day to say 'no' to bullying, we are well served everyday by the second motto of the College, that we become men/people for others.  With this as our compass and approach to living in community, we can build a much deeper foundation for relationships that prevents bullying and mistreatment of others.

Reminder - Invitation to join the Rostrevor College Board or Committees
The Rostrevor College Board and its Committees play a vital role in ensuring that our College remains faithful to its mission in providing an outstanding education for every boy entrusted to our care.

If you are interested in serving our community as a member of the Board or one of the following Committees, please contact Mrs Deb Winchester (Principal's Assistant) pa@rostrevor.sa.edu.au for more information.
Board Committees:

  • Stewardship
  • Risk Management
  • Promotions & Marketing


Brian Schumacher

Community Notices

  • P&F Cake Stall for Open Day
  • Canteen Payment Options
  • Rostrevor Ski Trip 2019 Mt Hotham.
  • Boarding Exeat Home Stays

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Canteen Information


Uniform Shop Hours & Information


Term Dates

2019 Term Dates

Term 1: Wednesday 30 January to Friday 12 April 2019
Term 2: Tuesday 30 April to Friday 28 June 2019
Term 3: Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September 2019
Term 4:  Monday 14 October to Friday 06 December