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Principal's Newsletter, Week 5, Term 2, 2017

posted Jun 4, 2017, 2:33 AM by Unknown user

Principal’s Report

Congratulations to Florence Poon, Justine Hu and Sharon Thio of Year 10 who have achieved amazing success in the ASX Sharemarket Game. Our three young entrepreneurs have increased their portfolio to achieve the highest profit in Australia. Well done.

Congratulations to our students and staff for ensuring the 2017 Athletics Carnival was a huge success. I was so impressed by the level of participation of students. Our talented staff were a force to be reckoned with as they were narrowly defeated by a student team in the relay. An enormous thank you to Mr Peter Low, Ms Kaarin McKenzie, Ms Natalie Novotni, Mr Jason Driscoll and Ms Chelsey Killey for their superb organisation of the event. Please encourage and support your children as they prepare for the Zone Carnival. Congratulations to Vivien Nguyen Yr9 who broke the 100m and Benson Liu Yr7 who broke the Discus James Ruse record.

To continue to promote literacy and the importance of writing, we have combined with our neighbouring schools to create a fabulous writing project. I have enclosed the task that was given to our Year 8 students, students of Cumberland High School and Carlingford West Public School at the launch on Wednesday. It is fabulous to be working with author, Bernard Cohen as he leads our students through two workshops. Thank you to Ms Keira Brooks for her leadership of this project.

It was a pleasure to receive the news for the Editor of Kids Nation magazine that Aletheia Yosaviera of Year 11 had her article on Justice published. Aletheia’s article as featured on page 30. . Congratulations Aletheia.

Our students have once again competed in the Da Vinci Decathlon. Thank you to Ms Samy-Pullay and Ms Nancy Zhu for supervising our teams.

Congratulations to our Year 11 team who have achieved second place in the overall competition. Congratulations also to Year 10 who achieved first place in general knowledge and second in English. Well done to all our teams.

Next Thursday at 9.45am in the Lecture Theatre we will host the Term 2 Mothers’ Club meeting. This term the meeting will look at HSC and Scaling. Ms Keira Brooks, Relieving Head Teacher of English, will also discuss the new HSC English courses; what’s new? Different? and how students can be best prepared for the changes?


Coming Events

Week 6A


Monday May 29th                     Year 8 High Resolves Leadership program

                                                Year 11 Parent Teacher Night – 4pm

Tuesday May 30th                    Band Ensemble 6.30pm

                                                ICAS Science Competition

Thursday June 1st                    HSC Assessment begins

Mothers’ Club Meeting in Lecture Theatre 9.45am

Friday June 2nd                        HSC Assessment


Week 7B

Monday June 5th                      HSC Assessment

                                                Year 9 Police Talk

                                                Year 10 Drug and Alcohol Seminar

Tuesday June 6th                     HSC Assessment

                                                6.00pm Community of James Ruse Meeting

Wednesday June 7th                UNSW Maths Competition

                                                HSC Assessment

Thursday June 8th                   HSC Assessment

Friday June 9th                        Year 10 Dairy Excursion


Have a wonderful week

Megan Connors