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Principal's Newsletter, Week 1, Term 3, 2017

posted Jul 21, 2017, 8:06 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jul 21, 2017, 8:07 PM ]
Congratulations to the SRC who organised a fabulous SRC week, which encouraged fabulous student involvement by all years. The SRC Dance was also a fabulous success and a great night had by all. Our Captains Fayanne Cui and Winston Woong certainly had a great time.

Thank you to Mr Bruce McFadyen and Mr Peter Low and the Cadet Under Officers for organising a fabulous Cadet Bivouac in the last weeks of Term 2.

Thank you to our teachers and parents who have participated in the various parent teacher nights that have occurred. Year 9, our last one, will be next week. Over the last year we have seen an enormous increase in the attendance of parents.

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Prefect Body who were elected late last term and will be inducted on Monday. 

Byun, Seung Won

Cha, Minho

Chennapragada, Aniruddh

Cho, Monica

Choy, Hayes

Chui, Natalie

Dalal, Aditi

Forrest, Daniel

Guo, Jia Min

Heckenberg, Joshua

Jeong, Joseph

Jiao, Leona

Lee, Jeany

Lee, Nicholas

Leung, Adam

Li, Jason

Liu, Dragon

Ma, Christy

Rewell, Nicholas

Selvadurai, Daniel

Shin, Janet

Sun, Jack

Tiong, Megan

Tran, Julia

Wang, Angela

Wrigley-Carr, Hannah

Yosaviera, Aletheia

Yu, Haoze (Jack)

Yuan, Athena

Zhou, Janet

Congratulations to our new School Captains Julia Tran and Daniel Forrest, our new Vice Captains Aditi Dalal and Aniruddh Chennapragada and Senior Prefects Aletheia Yosaviera and Jack Yu. Congratulations to our Sports Captains Jason Li and Jeany Lee.

During the holidays Ivan Hou successfully competed in the International Chemistry Olympiad and achieved a Silver Medal. Well done Ivan. Yu Yu Ma and Steven Liu have just begun competing in the International Physics Olympiad and we wish them well.

During the school holidays, Eunice Cheng, Eva Ge, Alexander Tran and Kexin Kathy Li spent four days immersed in the world of Historically Informed Performance (HIP). 47 students from 22 schools throughout Sydney and beyond came together in the beautiful Santa Sabina College to play Mozart’s ‘Haffner’ Symphony. Musicians of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra tutored the students in rehearsals, sectionals, and workshops, applying musical stylistic practices from Mozart’s time. Students were able to experience period instruments and learn about how European musical styles have changed through time. Finally, the Haffner Symphony was brought to life in an exceptional performance for friends and family which showcased the abilities of our Young Mannheim Symphonists. Congratulations Eunice, Eva, Alex and Kathy.

We welcomed another Ruse family member on the 7th July. Ms Amy Murphy and her husband Joel become the proud parents of their second daughter Scout Hikari Savage. Congratulations.

Kelly Xu has been selected to represent New South Wales at the Australasian Under 19 Badminton Championships to be held on July 7th – 16th in Adelaide, South Australia. Well done Kelly.

Thank you to Rehan Gunawardana (10) who presented to us on the importance of language to this year’s NAIDOC celebrations.

Yesterday students were given their 2017 raffle tickets. The CoJR have accumulated a large number of wonderful prizes. Please encourage your child to sell tickets as soon as possible.

Congratulations to our Band students for completing the 2017 Band Camp. Thank you to Mr Brus, Ms Annetts and Mr Pronger for supervising the camp. Thank you also to Ms Elton for her wonderful organisation of the Band Program and Camp.

Next Tuesday night, 25th July at 6.30pm in the school Lecture Theatre, the CoJR will host their forum meeting for Term 3. Students and parents are both welcome to attend. The focus of this meeting is "Pathways to Medicine". Four ex-students will share their stories into studying medicine and becoming a Doctor.


Vincent An       Sydney University Post Grad ( in Final Year)


France Yuen     Adelaide  ( now working in Sydney)


Ben Wan          UNSW ( now working in Sydney)


Rashi Minocha Newcastle (now working in Sydney)


The presentation will include a Q and A section.

Have a wonderful week

Megan Connors