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Principal's Newsletter, Week 4, Term 3, 2017

posted Aug 12, 2017, 4:22 PM by Unknown user

Principal’s Report

Congratulations to our Year 10 students who succeeded in the Science and Engineering Challenge on Tuesday. Although we are still waiting for a confirmation of results before we proceed to the next round, the students did extremely well scoring over 100 points in excess of other teams. The students have spent many hours working after school with their teachers, Mr Kowalski and Mr Stevenson. Thank you to both Mr Kowalski and Mr Stevenson for giving up so much time to help the students.

On Monday our Korean Food Day will occur. Our Korean parents and members of the CoJR have worked tirelessly to ensure a fabulous food feast. Please make sure you send students with lots of lunch money to buy the fabulous food.

Our HSC students have completed their trial examinations – well done. It is now the most important phase before the HSC; time to consolidate without the pressure of assessment tasks and work collaboratively with peers. It is very important that students attend all lessons and are at school every day. We wish our Japanese students well as they prepare for their speaking exams which occur tomorrow.

Our very talented Software and Design students had the fabulous idea to completely revamp our JRAHS Intranet. Shalini Vijeyakumar, Hayes Choy and Julia Tran of Year 11 have worked for two terms on the complete overhaul of the Intranet website and the finished project is fabulous. The students presented to our Staff Meeting on Monday afternoon. They are waiting for staff to upload more content and will go live in one month. Thank you Shalini, Hayes and Julia.

On August 24th Mothers’ Club will host their Annual General Meeting and has invited former students to share their career journeys. The meeting starts at 9.45am in the lecture theatre.

Year 10 enjoyed a fabulous Geography Fieldwork excursion on Monday. Thank you to Ms Belevski, Mr Federico, Ms Silvestro, Mr Flood and Mr Pakes.

Mrs Ashhurst was so impressed by her Year 7 student Celine Kim who could not purchase a real tamarillo (as they were not in season) so created a clay model of both varieties. What talent!

Congratulations to Cameron Greig and Daniel Selvadurai who competed in the final of the Evatt United Nations public speaking competition at State Parliament.

The school, both staff and students, have been hit by influenza and viruses. I have asked students to remain home if they are unwell. The flu seems to take 6 days to recover from. Students must rest at home or we just spread the illness. Year 12 cannot afford to contract illness at this time – please keep sick children at home.


Coming Events

Week 5B

Monday August 14th                 Korean Food Day

Tuesday August 15th                Whole School Assembly P3

                                                Year 9,10,11 Music Samba Workshop

Wednesday August 16th           Year 10 Bathurst Agriculture Excursion

                                                Year 8 and 9 Slam Poetry

Thursday August 17th              Year 10 Bathurst Agriculture Excursion

Friday August 18th                   Year 10 Bathurst Agriculture Excursion

Week 6A


Monday August 21st                 Preliminary PDHPE – Senior First Aid


Tuesday August 22nd               Urban Challenge Parent Meeting in Lecture Theatre for Year 10 parents 6pm


Wednesday August 23rd          Year 7 and 10 Wellbeing Seminars


Thursday August 24th              Year 9 High Resolves

                                                9.45pm Mothers’ Club in Lecture Theatre


Friday August 25th                  Duke of Edinburgh Silver Hike


Have a wonderful week

Megan Connors