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Principal's Newsletter, Week 8, Term 1, 2015

posted Mar 20, 2015, 12:59 PM by Unknown user
Dirt World was a highly successful exhibit at the Castle Hill Show with Rural Ruse winning two First ribbons, a Second and two Thirds. In the horticultural section our sweet corn and maize won, eggplant and capsicum came second and Mr Pronger’s limes came first and second. So many ribbons; the students were very excited. Thank you again to Mrs Twomey for her fabulous organisation and willingness to give up so much time for this project.

The Year7 camp was a wonderful success. The enthusiasm of Year 7 was fabulous and under the guidance of their peer support leaders and teachers they all had a superb time. Thank you to Ms Burgess and Ms Novotni for her organisation of the camp and to Ms St Louis, Ms Walker, Mr Ng, Mr Goggin, Ms Ng, Ms Ward and Mr Brus.

Congratulations to Ishraq Huda (12) and Hayes Choy (9) who have been invited to attend the April camp of the Informatics Scholar School in the April school holidays. The Australian team will be chosen at this camp. We wish both students well.

Congratulations also to Jessica Guo (10) who competed in the 2015 Junior Champions (Track and Field) held at Sydney Olympic Park.  Jessica won gold coming 1st in the U17 Women 3000m event.

Thank you to the parents and students who joined our Curriculum team this week to help work on the 2015-2017 school plan.

Congratulations also to Suryansh Sharma (11) who competed for the Lion’s Club Youth of the Year last Saturday night and won the regional level. We wish Suryansh well as he moves to the finals.

A very special event occurred last Thursday as five of our Year 12 budding economists were given the task of forecasting specific economic issues for the ABC 24 program “The Business” which airs at 4.30pm and 8.30pm each night. Samuel Chu predicted a rising All Ordinaries, Jessica Bullus saw the cash rate at 2%, Kenta Sen argued the AUD would fall to US70c and as I write this newsletter I am still waiting to see Anisha Gunawardhana and William Chen later this week. The students will be interviewed again as the year progresses and compete with acknowledged experts in their predictions. If you missed the program please look up the shows on IView. Our students were quite spectacular and on par with the Economic Commentators.

This week year 9 students enjoyed lessons on physical theatre. This involved testing their physical skills to the limit.

Coming Events        

Week 9A

Monday 23rd March                  HSC assessments continue

                                                Year 7 vaccinations

                                                Year 10 BrainBee competition p2-3

Tuesday 24th March                 HSC Assessments (last day)

                                                Australian Informatics Competition

                                                Year 11 Drama Individual Performances

                                                Year 9 Meeting

Thursday 26th March               Year 12 Hamlet Excursion

                                                Year 10 Study Skills

Friday 27th March                    Whole School Assembly Period 5

                                                Shave for a Cure – Lunch

                                                Year 11 Study Skills

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March  Duke of Edinburgh Silver Expedition Hike

Week 10 B

Monday 30th March                  Geography competition

Tuesday 31st March                  Go Green Cleanup Australia Day

                                                Year 12 Parent Teacher Afternoon

Wednesday 1st April                 JRAHS Cross Country

Thursday 2nd April                    Year 7 Royal Easter Show Excursion

                                                Last Day of Term 1

School Holidays                       Japan Trip

                                                Robotics Trip to USA

Have a wonderful week.

Megan Connors