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Acting Principal's Report: Week 2, Term 3 2011

posted Sep 8, 2011, 4:33 PM by Ms. Connors
Congratulations to Nancy Fu of Year 11 who has achieved a Bronze medal at the International Mathematics Olympiad. We should hear later today from Thailand of Evgeny's result.

Yesterday we inducted the 2011-2012 prefect body into the school. Congratulations to our new School Captain - Sharon Mo, Vice Captain- Brian Gao and Senior Prefect – Vaishni Mahendravarman. Our Sports Captains for 2011-2012 are Sandra Li and Alexander Yip. Our new prefect body encompasses such a diverse range of energetic, dedicated, compassionate and passionate young people that we are sure to see wonderful leadership over the next year.

We have the pleasure of inducting two honorary prefects in 2011. Mrs Cora Lee has been associated with James Ruse for the past six years. She has dedicated herself to the improvement of our school and has proven to be an invaluable communication link between parents and the school. Mrs Lee has helped across all areas of the school – the Uniform Shop, Library, Musical, Canteen, Foodfairs, Fetes and anywhere else she might be needed. As president of the JR Mothers Club, Cora has ensured that this important parent body has a voice in the school and has always worked towards achieving the best for our students.

Mr Tim Keighley is an ex student of James Ruse. Tim has been an integral member of our fabulous musical orchestra since 1992 playing the double bass. His dedication and commitment has seen him attending hundreds of evening practices and rehearsals to ensure the success of so many musicals. Congratulations to these two very worthy recipients of this very special award.

Thank you to Mrs Flanagan and Mrs Haslehust-Smith for the organisation of yet another wonderful occasion at James Ruse.

Next week Sharon Mo receives the honour of becoming the Director General of Education for a Day and Delian Entchev will become a School Education Director. It will be wonderful to hear of their adventures in these important roles.

Congratulations to each of our four bands who performed well at the Waverley Festival over the weekend. Bands were entered into challenging levels and yet achieved wonderful results:
  • Senior Wind Ensemble  - Bronze
  • Senior Concert Band - Bronze
  • Intermediate Concert Band - Silver
  • Junior Concert Band - Gold
Congratulations to Mr Armitage, the Music Department and band students (and parents) who all contribute to making our band program a fabulous success.

Once again we have had considerable success in both the Economics and Business Studies competitions.  Unfortunately due to the Year 11 camp, Year 11 economics students were unable to participate this year. Year 10 Commerce students competed against senior students in the Business Studies Competition and achieved wonderful results. Of Year 12 Kevin Guo, Jodic Chan, Esther Lee, Roy Chowdhury, Richard Du and Kajal Verma received Prize money in the Australian Economics Competition. In Year 10 Cheuk Lam, Melissa Lee, Jason Ye, Jaffly Chen and Bruce Huang received Prize money in the Australian Business Studies competition.

Next week we begin the HSC Trial exams and wish all students sitting these exams well. On Tuesday students will sit the ICAS English competition and on Thursday the Australian Mathematics competition. Thank you to all parents who attended the parent teacher night last night. There is so much to gain from working together. Thank you also to our teachers who provide such reliable feedback and good advice to parents.
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