Congratulations to Jade Pham who has been selected to represent Australia at the inaugural Earth and Environmental Science Olympiad in Brazil in September.
Congratulations also to Joshua Lin who has been invited to represent Australia at the Asian Olympiads held in May this year.
Thank you to the wonderful families and individuals who have donated so far to assist us raise money for the Robotics campaign to the USA. We also received the wonderful news that the University of NSW will also sponsor us. If you would like to help by donating:
Please address the cheque to: JR Robotics
If you would like to direct deposit into the JR Robotics Club Westpac Bank Account please do so at
BSB 032282 Account: 318514
Congratulations to our Volleyball team who won the first round of their knockout tournament against Granville South 3-1. The girls now progress to the next round. Last Friday the girls also played well at Quad Schools winning three of their four tournaments. The volleyball was held here at James Ruse. Mrs McKenzie is their fabulous coach.
JRAHS Intranet: All families - students and parents have a password for the JRAHS intranet which can be found at http://portal.jamesruse.nsw.edu.au/ . On the intranet many resources are found. If you have not received a password please email the school email address – firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Thursday Mother’s club held their first meeting and we were privileged to hear Michael Sun and Brook Cao share their tips for having a successful HSC year. I will include their speeches in this newsletter.
Yesterday the SRC ran another successful ASPIRE day for our Year 7 students. This amazing day has been designed and implemented by our SRC students. Year 10 and 9 students lead this event. Through a series of games, activities and reflections students gain insight into the meaning of our school values:
Acceptance Service Participation Integrity Respect Endeavour
Thank you to Ms St Louis who guides our SRC and ensured the day was a wonderful success.
The calendar can be found on the JRAHS intranet:
Tuesday 3rd March Year 10 Geography Excursion
Wednesday 4th March Year 8 Bullybusters
Year 11 Mathematics Assessment Task
Thursday 5th March Bandaged Bear Day
Year 7 Information Evening 3.00-7.30pm
Friday 6th March Year 11 Modern History excursion
Year 10 Visual Art excursion to Art Express
International Women’s Day Breakfast at Technology Park
Monday 9th March Year 11 RYDA
Year 7 meeting p7
International Women’s Day lunch at Girraween High School
Tuesday 10th March Year 11 Brainstorm
Asia Pacific Maths Olympiad
Amnesty – Gender Equity Day
5.30pm Launch of the CAPA department in Hall
7.00pm CoJR Meeting (following launch in Hall)
Wednesday 11th March Year 12 Extension 2 English Viva Voce
Duke of Edinburgh training – gold and silver
Thursday 12th March Selective Schools Test in the Hall
Friday 13th March Year 10 Nursery Excursion
Have a wonderful week.
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