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Principal's Newsletter, Week 1, Term 1, 2016

posted Jan 30, 2016, 9:49 PM by Ms. Connors

Welcome back to Ruse in 2016 – another wonderful year ahead. We begin 2016 with a celebration of our fabulous HSC success in 2015. Our 2015 cohort certainly made us all very proud.

Nine students received the highest ATAR of 99.95: 

Raymond Wu

Jessica Bulluss

Tally Zhou

Alice Cao

William Luu

Charley Jin

Wilson Liu

Karen Gong

Stephanie Wu

 

Nominations to Encore, Onstage and Art Express

 

DRAMA to ONSTAGE

Ben Liu

Brian Marr

Wiley Ye

Kevin Zhai Liu

BOB He

Sarah Chang

William Chen

MUSIC to ENCORE

Justin Wu

Molly Zhang

Karen Gong

VISUAL ARTS to Art Express

ANDREA LUO

 

First Place in Course NSW:

 

15030

Biology

Sharon

Gong

15090

Drama

Baob

He

15240

Mathematics

Newton

Le

15250

Mathematics Extension 1

Karen

Gong

15300

Music 2

Justin

Wu

 

NSW State Rankings:

 

Agriculture

Helen

Sun

5

Agriculture

Abiramy

Vaseeharan

7

Agriculture

Rowena

Young

10

Biology

Sharon

Gong

1

Biology

Yi Ning

Cao

6

Biology

Baily

Wang

9

Biology

Emma

Chen

10

Chemistry

Bright

Zhang

4

Chemistry

Stephanie

Wu

10

Drama

Baopu

He

1

English Extension 1

Xin Yun

Peng

9

Mathematics

Newton Nguyen Khoa Bui

Le

1

Mathematics

Sarah

Chang

7

Mathematics

Leo Eu-hao

Tan

14

Mathematics

Rebecca

Luo

18

Mathematics

Brian

Marr

18

Mathematics Extension 1

Xinyi Karen

Gong

1

Mathematics Extension 2

Xinyi Karen

Gong

2

Mathematics Extension 2

Wilson Jing Peng

Liu

6

Mathematics Extension 2

Charley Ximing

Jin

7

Music 2

Justin

Wu

1

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Justin

Wu

5

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Sriganesh

Thavalingam

11

Physics

Ashvin

Ragavan

5

Physics

Raymond

Wu

9

Software Design and Development

Steven

Liu

6

 

We again topped the honours list in the HSC with 74.12% of our cohort achieving a band 6. It was the 20th Year that James Ruse was recognised as achieving Rank 1 in the NSW HSC. Congratulations to all our students who sat their HSC exams in 2015 and a special mention to our students who did so well in Information Processes and Technology, Software Design and Development, Agriculture, PDHPE and Music 2. Congratulations also their wonderful teachers and families who are such an important part of this success.

Congratulation to Aniruddh Chennapragada of Year 10 who is one of six students selected by STANSW to represent Australia at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, Arizona. It is the world’s largest pre-college celebration of science that brings together students from more than 70 countries to showcase their talent on an international stage. Students will submit their work to judging by doctoral level scientists—and have the opportunity to compete for scholarships, tuition grants, internships, scientific field trips and the grand prize of $75,000. His project focuses on finding ways to optimise and strengthen composite bioplastics. This is such an exciting adventure and we wish Aniruddh much success.

It was fantastic to see our new Year 7 students embracing the challenges of our Gifted Program this week. Our Year 11 Peer Support Leaders led fabulous sessions on Thursday.

Thank you to Ms Ng and Ms Belevski, our Year 7 Advisors, for ensuring a very warm start to the year. Thank you also to Ms St Louis, Ms Walker and Ms Novotni.

All parents should be able to access the Sentral Parent Portal next week. To find the most current calendar information please visit the school calender at

http://web1.jamesruse-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/webcal/calendar/7

Coming Events

Week 2B                              Year 7 Critical and Creative Thinking Program (all week)

Wednesday 3rd February              6.30pm Duke of Edinburgh Parent Information Evening in Lecture                                                            Theatre.

Week 3A                             Year 7 Critical and Creative Thinking Program

Tuesday 8th February                      Australian Mathematical Olympiad (Invitational)

                                                                Year 10 Study Skills

                                                                6.30pm Community of James Ruse Meeting in Lecture Theatre

Wednesday 9th February              Australian Mathematical Olympiad (Invitational)

                                                                6.30pm Valentines’ Day Dance

Thursday 10th February                  Year 10-12 Drama Excursion – ONSTAGE

Friday 11th February                        Period 6 Valentines’ Day Assembly

I have enclosed two speeches that were given by two of our Year 12 students from last year – Jessica Bulluss and Raymond Wu. Jessica and Raymond presented to Year 11 and 12 on Thursday.

Have a wonderful week.

Megan Connors

Principal

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