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Principal's Report: Week 10, Term 1 2011

posted Apr 15, 2011, 2:55 AM by Unknown user
Earth Hour. James Ruse turned off its lights between recess and lunch on Friday 24 March, supporting Earth Hour 2011. This is a global action on climate change and sustainability in 128 countries, which began in Sydney. Thank you to Sydney Tang and Han Lin for their leadership of this program. Thank you to all the students who volunteered to be in the Light Patrol!

Dodgeball. With the HSC Assessment period over on Tuesday, the prefects ran dodgeball at recess and lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Welcome back Xing Lu (2002). It is good to see ex-students returning to share their knowledge and expertise. Xing gave a presentation at lunchtime on Wednesday on biases and career choices, using his own successful career as an example.

School Cross Country. It was good to see such a positive school spirit at the school cross country on Thursday morning. Many students had obviously been training hard for this event. Last year we won the zone cross country because of the enthusiastic participation of so many of our students. Let’s see if we can have everyone participating as hard as they can.

Year 11 Debating. Year 11 are debating Castle Hill on Friday. Best wishes to: Clarence Ma, Steven Paredes, Nadim Beruni and David Yoon.
Knock out Games. Our tennis students, Royce Chen (11), David Chen (9), David Zhao (10) and Bruce Huang (10) competed and won against Girraween High School. The following students are in the Girls Soccer knockout against Crestwood on Friday afternoon: Sydney Tang, 11K, Augusta Ho, 12L, Merry Lin, 12K, Amy Shang, 11C, Abbirami Linghanathan, 11L, Ada Wu, 12K, Jessica Ai, 12A, Catherine Yin, 10A, Trisha Nguyen, 12C, Sonia Cheung, 12Z, Vaishnavi Ganapathy, 11K, Christine Lay, 12C, Aditia Nayak, 12A, Lauren Yip, 12A, Sonya Marshall, 12C, Alicia Lee, 9C.

Sound and Lighting Team. Congratulations to George Lin, Daiming Zhu, Joyce Du, Wilson Cheng, Kathy Zu.

ANZAC Day March. Our senior concert band will again be marching in the ANZAC Day March this year on ANZAC Day. Please consider supporting them by going into the city and watching the march. You can follow them along their route. You can also watch them on television, but then you will only see them for a few minutes. Students have been rehearsing on Sundays.

ANZAC Day services. The school will be celebrating ANZAC Day with a Remembrance service on 5 April at 10.20 am. This will start with a cadet parade on the oval, followed by the service in the hall. Parents are welcome to observe. We are also providing cadets for services at Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children at North Rocks (7 April), Epping RSL (17 April) and Carlingford Bowling club (25 April). Thank you to all students involved.

This is the last principal's report for this term. Term 2 begins for students on Thursday 28 April, with Week 1, A.

Next Week

Monday 4 April: Year 12 orals in English; David Fung Masterclass in lecture theatre; Science Year 10 Literacy task period 6; dodgeball recess and lunch; Sydney West Rugby Trials.

Tuesday 5 April: Year 12 Orals in English; National Geography Test for Yrs 9 – 12 in Period 2; Anzac Day service period 3; Dodgeball recess and lunch; Prefect Afternoon Tea; Year 12 Information Night.

Wednesday 6 April: Year 12 orals in English; Dodgeball recess and lunch; David Fung piano recital in lecture theatre 7pm
Thursday 7 April: Year 12 orals in English; Assembly period 3; Dodgeball recess and lunch; Year 10 Geography to Long Reef; Yr 12 PDHPE to Fitness First p7/8; ANZAC ceremony at North Rocks for some cadets

Friday 8 April: Year 12 orals in English; Dodgeball recess and lunch; SRC Cranes for Hope Project – extended roll call, food stalls

Monday April 25: ANZAC Day march

Tuesday April 26: Public Holiday

Wednesday April 27: School Development Day at Penrith HS – student free day.

Thursday April 28: First day of Term 2 for students; Year 7 vaccinations; Year 8 High Resolves all day in the hall

Friday April 29: Preliminary HSC exams begin (until 6 May); Tocal Field day for Year 9 Agriculture; Year 12 UMAT simulation 1.30 (hall).