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Principal's Newsletter, Week 5, Term 1, 2015

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Principal’s Report

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 . On the intranet many resources are found. If you have not received a password please email the school email address –


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.

Coming Events

The calendar can be found on the JRAHS intranet:



Week 6B

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


Week 7A

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.

Megan Connors