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Principal's Newsletter, Week 3, Term 2, 2016

posted May 15, 2016, 12:51 AM by Ms. Connors

More exciting news of our class of 2015. Bob He was successful in being offered a place in the London School of Economics and Stephanie Wu has been offered a place at the University of Pennsylvania. Bob is really enjoying the University of Sydney and may decide to stay, however Stephanie thinks she may accept. Such big, but fabulous, decisions to have to make.

The debating season is once again in full swing and Ms Brooks reports that “All of our debating teams won their first round debates on Friday, year 12 (against Glenwood High) year 10 and year 9 (against Seven Hills High A and B teams). Keep up the great work."

As mentioned last week, I had the great honour of witnessing our Drama staff and students present at the NSW Drama Conference. Below are some lovely photos of the event. It was also a great honour to witness Bob He accept the Dawn Fraser Award for his top performance in the Drama HSC in 2015.

Thank you to Ms Hameed, Mr Gerlach, Mr Gengiah, Ms Ramsay, Mr Goggin, Mr Davies, Mr Hutchinson and Mr Birchall for supervising the Year 11 Crossroads Camp in Morrissett.  The camp was a fabulous success allowing Year 11 to participate in their Crossroads curriculum while also participating in challenging activities. The ropes course, the leap of faith and mud world certainly tested their skills of communication and collaboration whilst encouraging them to take risks out of their comfort zone. Year 11 behaved magnificently and were a wonderful support network for each other.  It was a pleasure to take them away.

Next week Year 9 will experience their first Duke of Edinburgh hike as part of their Year 9 camp.  Hopefully they will have wonderful weather.

Sydney University are hosting a Year 10 Information Night in our hall at 6.30 pm on 24th May, this will be a very worthwhile seminar and students and parents are encouraged to book a place. It would also be very worthwhile for students to visit the UNSW information session coming soon.

On Saturday 28th May Year 10 students are invited to attend a leadership training day.  The first 80 students who apply will be successful in gaining a position. This program will be run by High Resolves and from these 80 students, 40 students will be able to complete the Community Action Project after school.

Following my report is an article from the Hills Shire Times about Anirruddh Chennapragada, Year 10.

Have a wonderful week.

Megan Connors

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