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Principal's Report: Week 2, Term 4 2011

posted Oct 20, 2011, 1:38 PM by Unknown user
Year 10 exams. These went well this week. Thank you to Mr Yeo for the efficient organisation.

Indian and Sri Lankan Food Fair. This was a very successful event on Thursday. Thank you to all the parents who assisted. Many staff and parents had samosas, butter chicken and vegetable korma for dinner.

Mr Wong’s performance. Quite a number of students, staff and parents attended Mr Wong‟s concert on Sunday at St Mary‟s Cathedral Chapter hall. Congratulations Mr Wong on an amazing event! 100 hours of rehearsal for a one hour concert – truly a model for our students.

Pole vault gold medal. Congratulations to Mudith Jayasekara, who won a Gold Medal for Pole Vault and became the NSW All Schools Champion for 15 Year Pole Vault at the All Schools Athletics Carnival over the weekend. In his 100m event he ran well in the heats and qualified first for the finals but came 5th in the finals. It was a very close finish among the first five runners. Mudith will be representing the NSW team for the Pole Vault at the National carnival on 3- 4 December which will be held in Brisbane.

2011 Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards. Congratulations to Yoshua Selvadurai (Yr 7) who was awarded a „Highly Commended‟ in the 2011 Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards. The Dorothea Mackellar poetry competition is one of Australia's largest and oldest school poetry competitions. Yoshua also came 4th in 800m at the recent NSW State Athletics Championships.

LAZSTA 2011 Space Academy and US Field Studies Tour. I have had wonderful reports about the participation of Jason Chen and Michelle Wang on this tour, which included the Advanced Space Academy Program at the US Space and Rocket Centre, Huntsville, Alabama. Participants spent the week at space camp training with a team that flew simulated Space Shuttle missions to the International Space Station, conducted experiments and successfully simulated extra-vehicular activities. Jason and Michelle are to be congratulated for their commitment to team activities, leadership training and assisting others in completing the Space Academy course as well as the events throughout the tour.

Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee (AMOC). Congratulations to Victor Khou (11), Nancy Fu (11), Rachel Wong (10), Jonathan Zheng (10), Patrick So (9), Yang Song (8) who have been invited to be members of this year‟s AMOC Mathematics School of Excellence to be held in Melbourne from 5-14 December.

COJR meeting next Tuesday. After the AGM I will present our draft three year plan for consultation and feedback.

Next week

Monday 24 October: HSC continues.

Tuesday 25 October: Penrith Lakes and Warragamba – Yr 8; ACER Computer Ed Yr 10 test all day; COJR meeting 8pm

Thursday 27 October: Staff meeting

Friday 28 October: Interact and Amnesty Multicultural Mufti (Traditional Dress) Day, Bandana Day for Canteen, Sausage sizzle and picnic; State Drama Festival- Yr 10 Drama classes.