Archive for category: February 2018

Records tumble in Junior Cricket

Congratulations to Jeffrey Badrous (pictured right) who set a Rosebank College record last Thursday in their Junior Cricket match against Holy Spirit Lakemba. Jeffrey scored the highest individual score ever by a Rosebank College student when he smashed 137 not out. Furthermore, he combined with Luca Zappia (pictured left) for an unbeaten 201 run partnership, which also set the record for the highest partnership in the history of cricket at Rosebank College. Well done boys!

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Rosebank Students perform in Carmen the Opera

Congratulations to Year 10 student Vincent Salvato (pictured right) and his younger brother Alfie Salvato ( Year 7) who are performing in the Australian Opera Production of Bizet’s “Carmen”, at the Sydney Opera House throughout February and March.

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Ash Wednesday recognised at Rosebank

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a time of serious rethinking purpose, direction and relationship with God. It is probably easier to say what Lent is not than what it is. Our history has often reduced Lent to something between boot-camp or angst-camp. And guilt has often played a big part, at least in my experience, which probably says more about me than Lent! In any case, the Church’s Lenten liturgical season is really only about one thing and that is me – human being: flawed, imperfect, insecure, doubtful, anxious and seeking happiness just about everywhere except where it is to be found. And where is happiness to be found? Christians don’t have a place, but a name – Jesus. Sounds just about too good to be true, but Christianity has a long history of making outrageous claims. Lent invites me, never coerces me, to sit still and listen; to be still and not speak; to become still and take the deep breath to see the reality of my life; to become stiller and stiller and accept the truth about myself. And if I allow this to happen … I may experience the words of Jesus – “the truth will set you free”. “Free” for what? Freedom to be happy; freedom to be at peace with myself because I am created in the divine image and likeness; freedom to not worry about all those things that stop me from being authentically human … freedom to be the person I was created to be … free to be a beloved daughter and son of the Creating Father … free to let Jesus work wonders in my life.

How do I do this? The tradition teaches us three ways –

prayer: non-electronic, non-iphone, ipad, internet-based technology, but heart to heart with the God who loves me;

fasting: letting go of stuff and things and allowing myself to embrace people and be embraced by them and God;

almsgiving: reminding myself that there are other people on the planet who have needs just like me, and disciplining myself to do something about it.

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Congratulations to Tess McEvoy

Congratulations to Tess McEvoy  who was recently invited to trial for the UTS Sparks Netball Academy, Tess was successful in her selection. Only a squad of 18 are selected each season.
Big effort and huge result for only a 14 year old. This academy is a pathway into state age and beyond for netball in Australia and her coach is the u/19’s national coach. 

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