Late last term, our Year 10 students competed in the Brain Bee Challenge at WSU. Congratulations to Aingkaran Sakthivel whose very high score in the individual section earned him a spot amongst the top 8 who then went on to compete in the Finals, where he was placed 4th in the State. This is an incredible achievement.
The Year 10 team consisted of Vanessa Burns, Minho Cha, Monica Cho, Esha Gupta, Jacky Jiang, Connie Huang, Leona Jiao, Toby Ou, Max Wang, Julia Jin, Earl Kwok Jacob Ou, Shirley Wang, Earl Kwok, Aingkaran Sakthivel, Jack Yu, Connie Huang, Naomi Luo, Katelyn Zhang, Jiayi Zhang, Julia Tran, Elton Yang, Anthony Mai, Janet Shim, Jack Yu, Joshua Li, Gemma Qian and Joshua Li. Well done to everyone.
Congratulations to Mark Long who has been successful in gaining the position of Principal at Penrith High School. We wish Mark every success and happiness in his new role and thank him for his contribution to James Ruse over the last three years.
Next Thursday I would like to invite all our Volunteers and Parent Helpers to attend our annual thank you morning tea. The event will be held at 9.30am on Thursday 1st December in the Staff Common Room. Mark is able to come back to join us for this event and say farewell to the parent body. We so appreciate the service our parents, grandparents, friends and volunteers give to our school. Please join us if you are available.
Next Thursday December 1st at 6.30pm we are hosting our first Alumni Careers night. Hosted by the SRC twenty six ex-students are coming back to share their stories with us. This is an amazing opportunity for students to explore post university options. Our Alumni attending are from a range of backgrounds: leaders in finance, media, law, medicine, education, government, dance, entrepreneurs, computer science and more. The target audience are Year 10 and 11 students but interested Year 9 students are welcome. Please encourage your child to attend as it is important we have a great audience for our alumni. Congratulations to our SRC for initiating and organising such a fabulous event.
On Friday 2nd December we will hold our Year 10 Formal. This is a very special night for our Year 10 students. It is held at 6pm at The Epping Club. There is an opportunity from 5.30pm for students to have their photo taken in the spectacular foyer. Families are able to come in and take photos. To ensure the safety of all children, I ask that parents collect their own children at 10.00pm from inside the Epping Club. I have stressed to Year 10 and written in the permission note the importance of ensuring that no after parties take place. I ask for the support of all parents in assisting the school ensure the safety of all children.
Week 8A HSC Assessment continues
Monday 28th November Year 9 Drama Carlingford West
Year 10 SDD and IPT excursion
Tuesday 29th November STEM workshop “Thinkers in Education” Year 8
Amnesty Event at lunch
Wednesday 30th November STEM workshop “Thinkers in Education” Year 7
Year 10 Alcohol Seminar
Thursday 1st December Year 9 Meeting
Year 10 Maths assessment
Parent and Helper Thank you Morning Tea –9.30am Alumni Night 6.30pm in the hall
Friday 2nd December Year 10 Formal 6-10pm
Year 8 Geography Excursion
Saturday 3rd December ISCF Conference
Monday 5th December End of Year Concert 6.30pm
Practice all day
Tuesday 6th December Year 6 into 7 Orientation Day
Indian and Sri Lankan Food Day
Year 8 Surf Awareness (L&T)
High Resolves Summit
Year 10 Japanese Excursion
Wednesday 7th December Prefect Colour Run
Candy Cane deliveries
Year 10 Mathematics Assessment
SRC Evaluation Day
Thursday 8th December Presentation Day
Friday 9th December Cadets leave on Annual Bivouac
Have a wonderful week.
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