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Principal's Newsletter, Week 10, Term 1, 2014

posted Apr 8, 2014, 3:47 AM by Ms. Connors

Next term we welcome Mr Mark Long to the position of Deputy Principal. Mark's previous appointment was as Deputy Principal of Elizabeth Macarthur High School. A partially selective high school, Mark has assisted with the introduction of the gifted stream and brings a range of experiences to our school. It is with great pleasure that I welcome him to our school and executive team.

 

At the beginning of this month in Melbourne, Sarah Tan (11) won a spot in the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Oceania final. She competed with the top six players in the country in two days and of most of her eight matches, Sarah finished 3:2. This was a very intensive and nerve wracking tournament and it was wonderful that Sarah was able to finish in the top two players to qualify for next stage. Earlier Sarah competed at the Gold Coast in the Commonwealth Games Qualification tournament. As the only junior player, Sarah did very well to finish 7th. We wish Sarah every success as she continues her training and heads to the Youth Olympic Games.

 

Our Cross Country was held on Wednesday this week and was a fabulous success. Thank you to Mr Peter Low and the PDHPE team for their thorough organisation of the event. Thank you also to Mothers Club for providing much needed drinks and ice blocks on this very hot day. Seeing all students participating and completing the course to the best of their ability was inspiring.

 

In previous newsletters, I have mentioned the dangers of parents driving into the school grounds or turning in the school driveway. We almost had a very serious accident at the front of the school this week. Please drive carefully and please use the turning circle at the end of Felton Rd to turn around. Police have once again been seen booking cars in both Felton Road and for dropping students in the busbay.

 

Our first Band and Ensemble concert was held on Thursday night. Thank you to all students who participated and all parents who attended. It is so important that we support our talented students.

 

Thank you to the SRC for implementing GOLD Day for 2014, raising funds for charities such as the Children’s Hospital.

 

Term 1 is almost at a close. It has been a great start to the year. As this is our last newsletter for Term 1, I thank all students, staff and parents for their support and active participation. As we approach our holidays I remind everyone that we would like junior students to have a wonderful holiday with no assignments and homework. It is important as we enter Term 2 that students are refreshed and reenergised. Year 9 will be participating in our first outdoor education camp in Week 2.

 

Coming Up:

Monday 7th April                      Athletics Carnival

Tuesday 8th April                     Anzac Day Service

Wednesday 9th April                Mock Trial Competition; Year 10 Visual Arts Incursion

Thursday 10th April                  Shakespeare Festival; Year 12 Parent Teacher Night 3pm; Year 11 v Year 12 Debate; Year 9 High Resolves Day 1

Friday 11th April                       Yr 12 Prefect Afternoon Tea; Yr 9 High Resolves Day 2; Yr 7 Easter Show

12/4/2014 – 27/4/2014      Holidays!

Monday 28th April                    School Development Day for Staff (Students still on holidays)

Tuesday 29th April                   Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh Training for Camp; Year 7 Elevate Education

Wednesday 30th April             Period 3 Whole School Assembly; Year 12 Hamlet Excursion

Thursday 1st May                      Preliminary Exams Begin

Friday 2nd May                         Year 10 Elevate Education Study Skills, Year 9 Tocal   Field Day Excursion.

 

Have a fabulous last week of Term 1 and enjoy every moment of the holidays.

Megan Connors

Principal

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