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Principal's Newsletter, Week 9, Term 2, 2016

posted Jul 6, 2016, 5:06 PM by Unknown user
Congratulations to our fabulous Olympiad team members – Simon Yang (Chemistry), Daniel Ho (Earth and Environmental), Maxwell Ding (Biology), Andre Lo (Biology) and Kevin Xian (Maths). Mrs Weber and Mrs Pooviah travelled to Canberra on Monday to witness the announcement of the Australian teams. Pictured above with Adam Spencer, the students had a wonderful time and are looking forward to beginning their Olympiad competitions.

Congratulations to our zone athletics team who competed on both Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Thank you to all our staff, student helpers and participants who attended Zone Athletics. Thank you also to our fabulous sports captains – Joel Jenson and Ria Sinha – who worked so well together to organise our students and ensure everyone competed in the correct events. Mrs McKenzie and Mr Driscoll once again did a marvellous job at running these events.





Last Friday, Ms Fernandez supervised our Year 12 students as they participated in the National Titration Competition at the University of Sydney. This is a fabulous event that tests the knowledge and practical skills of our very talented Chemistry students. Our teams performed very well at the competition with the team of Maxwell Ding, Jackie Chen and Harish Suresh gaining second place.


Next week is SRC week and we are all looking forward to a wonderful week of fun, games and spirit raising activities. Please ensure you allow your child to attend the SRC dance on Wednesday night (6pm-9pm). It is a great opportunity for students of all years to have fun together and it is important that students experience this wonderful tradition. We do ask that all parents walk to the school gate to collect students. We do not allow students to walk away from the hall unsupervised.


            Year 7-10 Reports – Junior reports will be issued to students on Monday July 25th.

            We apologise    that this is later than our published date; however we wish to ensure the

            quality of all our reports before they are issued.


Our HSC students have finished their term 2 assessments and our now working on refining their topics and skills for the trial examinations which begin in Week 3 next term on Monday 1st August. Year 12 will not be given any STUVAC days this year as UMAT has moved to Week 2 (Wednesday 27th July).

This will be our last newsletter for Term 2. I wish everyone a very restful and rejuvenating holiday. Our school policy is that junior students should not be given homework or tasks over the holidays. Instead we strongly encourage students to try new adventures, read lots of books, go to the movies and visit the Art Gallery, Museum etc. To help young people make good decisions as they grow older, we need to allow them certain freedoms suitable to their age.

Coming Up

Week 10A                     SRC Week

Monday 27th June                    Year 7 meeting P3

                                                8L and 8TSculptures Project Workshop

                                                Year 7 and 8 Debate

                                                Year 8 and 11 Parent Teacher Interviews 4pm-7pm

Tuesday 28th June                    Year 11 Debate

Wednesday 29th June               SRC Dance 6pm-9pm

Thursday 30th June                  Prefect Final Assembly

                                                Year 7 and 8 Debate

Friday July 1st                          Year 11 Debate

Term 3        Week 1B       NAIDOC week

Monday July 18th                      Band Camp 3pm

                                                School Development Day

Tuesday July 19th                     Band Camp

Wednesday July 20th               Band Camp

                                                International Chemistry Olympiad exam

Thursday July 21st                   Whole School Assembly

                                                Year 10 Information Night 6.30pm

Friday July 22nd                       Year 9 Study Skills

                                                Prefect Induction

                                                Year 10 Study Skills 3pm

Have a wonderful week and holiday

Megan Connors