Term 1, Week 10 - Friday 5 April 2019

Week 10 Update

Open Day
It was wonderful to welcome so many new families to our Open Day last Sunday. Our Prefects and Vice Captains, together with some of our teachers, did a fantastic job showcasing our wonderful grounds, facilities and programs. We can sometimes take for granted what we have at Rostrevor and it is when we hear people speak so highly about what we have to offer that we realise how fortunate we are.

Families had the opportunity to see the College in action visiting classrooms, observing Physical Education classes, watching presentations and music performances and much, much more. After the tour, families returned to the Valley to speak with staff and enjoy afternoon tea while being entertained by members of our very talented Music Department.
Thanks to our Parents' & Friends' Association for organising afternoon tea and to the many others who played a role in planning and coordinating the event.

MiniRoos Fun Day at Rostrevor Sunday 31 March
On the morning of Open Day, just over 530 young soccer players hit the soccer pitches at Rostrevor College. Players from four local clubs Campbelltown City, North Eastern MetroStars, Modbury Jets and Adelaide Blue Eagles came together for our inaugural MiniRoos Fun Day.
The family-friendly event offered junior players aged from six to eleven, many of whom attend Rostrevor, the opportunity to get on the pitch before their season officially commences.

Throughout the day 52 teams played across 12 pitches. An eager group of Year 11 and 12 students assisted with the event by refereeing matches, setting up pitches, cooking the barbecue and guiding the 500+ spectators with directions and general enquiries.
We would like to extend our gratitude to our local clubs for their participation and thank the Rostrevor Old Collegians Soccer Club, the College Pedal Prix Group, members of the Parents' & Friends' Association for their assistance and Mondo Coffee for catering. Thanks also goes to the other members of our community who generously supported this wonderful community event, and special mention to the Event Manager, Mr Evan Pezos.

Student Reports & Parent-Student-Teacher Interviews
The last two weeks of term are always a busy time for teachers. Assessments are being finalised to determine student achievement for the term. Our teachers work with others including their Head of Faculty to confirm assessment standards through moderation activities and then prepare student reports.

We hope that you will make some time to discuss your son's progress regarding both his strengths and weaknesses. While it is important to acknowledge and celebrate your son's strengths, it is just as important, if not more, to not only identify the weaknesses but together to articulate specific areas for improvement.

Reports allow you as parents to judge not only how your son is progressing, but also how well his teachers are meeting his needs. Please attend our Parent-Student-Teacher Interviews scheduled on Monday 29 April 2019 from 2.00-5.00pm (Boarders), Wednesday 8 May 2019 from 2.00-8.00pm (A-L surnames) and Thursday 16 May 2019 (surnames M-Z) to discuss your son's progress and to explore with his teachers whether there is anything more that can be done to support his learning and wellbeing. Instructions for booking interviews will be provided to parents next week.

School Holidays and Easter
The final newsletter for the term will be prepared by our Prefects, so I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of all the staff at Rostrevor, to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. 

Easter falls within the holiday period this year. It is a time to rejoice and be thankful for the gift of life, love and joy and so we hope that all families can spend some quality time together. On behalf of the College I would like to wish every family a very Blessed Easter!

God Bless
Frank Ranaldo
Deputy Principal

Strategic Plan
Following our consultation with the community in 2018, we wish to share with you a series of five slides which capture the final content of our Strategic Plan.  Most importantly, we invite your comment about how well the document captures your priorities regarding your son's education here at Rostrevor and your aspirations for the College itself.  The Board will consider your feedback and the need for any refinements of our plan before engaging a Graphic Designer to develop the final document.

The Plan is arranged in such a way as to capture:

  • Our Vision for the College and for our boys;
  • Our strategic priorities over the next few years;
  • How we plan to achieve the priorities;
  • The goals associated with each priority.

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Please email your confidential feedback to the following address where it will be collated for consideration over the coming weeks principal@rostrevor.sa.edu.au


Co-Curricular Report

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.

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

Luke Manuel
Head of Co-Curricular Programs

Community Notices

  • Save the Date 'The Fashion Show, Rostrevor College', hosted by the P&F
  • Canteen Payment Options
  • Rostrevor Ski Trip 2019 Mt Hotham.
  • Boarding Exeat Home Stays
  • Uniform Shop Holiday Opening Hours


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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