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Principal's Report Week 10, Term 1 2013

posted Oct 16, 2013, 12:56 PM by Unknown user
Over the Easter Weekend many of our students and in particular our Agriculture Enrichment class with Ms Hameed attended the Royal Easter Show. The highlight for many of our students was seeing our winning entry for the Archibull Prize, Archie. Last Thursday, all of Year 7 had a wonderful time at the show as well.

ASPIRE - Our school values were on display as the SRC led Year 7 through an action packed day of activities to help induct our Year 7 students into the culture and values that JRAHS stands for. Connie Tran and Brendan Ma, both of Year 10, were exceptional organisers of the event under the guidance and support of Ms St Louis. Year 7 students enjoyed the day and were very appreciative of their SRC coordinators and leaders. We welcomed visitors from Lifeline who also helped us run one session and students from Hornsby Girls and Penrith High Schools.

On Tuesday our Year 12 Chemistry students were privileged to hear Dr David Booth, (an ex Ruse student who graduated in 1976), speak on environmental biodiversity. Meeting distinguished leaders of specific fields helps broaden our students’ knowledge and experiences. Although targeting our Chemistry students and organised by Dr Maitra, this lecture proved applicable to all branches of science and really demonstrated the connectedness of a range of subjects. We thank Dr Booth for attending and Dr Maitra for her organisation of yet another wonderful learning experience.

Thursday and Friday of this week our swimmers have been attending the CHS (State) Carnival and we eagerly await the results. We are very proud of them all.

As I write this, I am hoping that the weather improves for our Athletics Carnival and that this one, like our other carnivals, is a huge success. Thank you once again to our Sports Coordinator, Mr Low, and our PDHPE faculty that run these events with such enthusiasm and expertise.