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Principal's Newsletter, Week 7, Term 3, 2017

posted Sep 3, 2017, 12:53 AM by Unknown user
On Saturday 26th August our school community farewelled our former student Edward Zhang (2016). Edward had been tragically killed in an accident on the 12th August. The service celebrated Edward’s fun loving, happy and caring personality. Many friends filled the auditorium. As a community we pass our condolences to Edward’s family who have been wonderful supporters of our school over the many years Alex, Christine and Edward attended. Edward’s friends reminded us to appreciate our lives, our friends and our family.

On Tuesday night our HSC class performed their fabulous pieces. It was a wonderful concert with a wide variety of instrumental pieces. Congratulations to our Year 12 and Year 11 students. We all wish them the best for their HSC performance examinations next week. This is the first year of our accelerated Music course and already it is proving to be a success. Thank you to Mr Patrick Wong for preparing our students.

Our HSC class:

Julia Tran,     Leona Jiao,     Chelsea Baek,     Hannah Wrigley-Carr,     Bill Chen,    Brian Feng,     Adrian Law,

Aimee Death,     Victoria Soo,     Shirley Wang ,    Edward Xu ,    Ivan Shen ,    Nicholas Rewell ,    Elton Yan,     Victoria Lawson.

On Sunday Ben Tran and Hugo To played in an adult orchestral concert at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre. Dr Anthony Clarke, the conductor, asked the students to participate and was very proud of their achievements. The concert was a great success. Congratulations to Ben and Hugo.

Our HSC students are now preparing for HSC exams. The last weeks of school are vital in ensuring adequate revision and constant practice. Please make sure your child attends every lesson, I have been concerned by the late arrival of Year 12 students in recent days.

This week we received news of the Australian Mathematics Competition – congratulations to the many students who achieved an invite to the AIMO by winning a Prize.

We wish Year 8 a wonderful time on their Year 8 camp next week.

Last Friday we played our first game in the new Gymnasium – a staff versus student netball game. Unfortunately youth prevailed and Year 12 came out winners on the day. It was great to see our new gym full of students cheering for their peers and teachers.

In Week 9 of this term, we have been advised that Year 7 and 9 students will participate in an online version of NAPLAN. The purpose of this testing is to ensure our systems and the DEC network are able to administer NAPLAN online in 2018. Please see the attached factsheet which is to provide information for parents.


Coming Events


Week 8A


Monday 4th September                        Year 8 “Resourceful Adolescent Program” Camp


Tuesday 5th September           HSC Drama Showcase 6.30pm


Wednesday 6th September      Year 7 Science Practical Test


Thursday 7th September         Year 8 Geography Excursion


Friday 8th September              Cadet Passing Out Parade


Week 9B                        NAPLAN ONLINE for Year 7 and 9


Monday 11th September           Awards Day Practice

                                                Year 8 Agriculture Incursion


Tuesday 12th September          Awards Day



Wednesday 13th September     Period 4 Farewell Assembly for Mrs Sue Briggs

                                                SRC Trivia and Movie afternoon


Thursday 14th September        Year 11 Information Night 6.30pm

                                                Year 11 Visual Arts Excursion


Friday 15th September             Year 8-11 2018 Orientation Day


Have a wonderful week

Megan Connors