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Principal's Report: Week 5, Term 2 2011

posted Jun 2, 2011, 4:26 PM by Unknown user
Please vote online – all of you! A group of Year 11 students (Johnny Huang, William Lin and Beryl Lin) have been invited to compete in Hong Kong (Secondary School division) in June. They are among a small group of finalists in an international competition. They now need the help of all of us (and any other network you have that you can persuade to vote as well).

As part of the process, the organisers have created a voting system similar to the system used by Australia has Talent, UK has Talent etc. The more votes they receive, the more chances they have in progressing into the finals. The team is called WJB. Their product concept is called "The G". You will find the link below. 

Debating. Year 10 students were successful in their debate on Monday against Cumberland High School. The topic was that 'Home schooling should be banned' and we were the negative. Congratulations to Ceci Yu, Frank Zou, Thanya Sritharan and Rhonda Ung. Year 9 students were successful in their debate against Arthur Phillip HS on Thursday with the same topic and the same side. Congratulations to Sai Muralidaran, Abidev Kuhasri, Karen Zheng and Richard Tong.

Red Shield Appeal. Thank you to the ninety seven students who are volunteering for the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal on Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. You all embody the spirit of our school!

Family snow fun. It’s never too early to book your winter holidays, especially if you’d like to take your children to the snow. The NSW Department of Education and Communities has weekend family camps on offer, including Christmas in July and snow holiday packages with accommodation in Jindabyne. For more info: There are also great kids’ winter camps for children aged 7-17. For more info, W: or T: 13 13 02. Note most bookings close during June.

Vaccinate against winter bugs. With the cold weather upon us and winter on the way, now is the time to vaccinate for this year’s flu. NSW Health recommends the 2011 flu vaccine for people over six-months old. The 2011 seasonal influenza vaccine contains (swine flu) pandemic A(H1N1), seasonal A(H3N2) and B strains. While these are the same strains used in the 2010 influenza vaccine, people are still encouraged to receive this year’s vaccine as immunity lasts only one year. For more information including Q&As go to or call the hotline on 1800 671 811.

Next Week

Monday May 30: 12 Yr 11 students preparing for International Chemistry Conference all day. Yr 7 Joey League AK 2/3; LT 4/5

Tuesday May 31: Musical rehearsal all day

Wednesday June 1: Modern History orals 12.30pm; Year 10 National History Competition lecture theatre; Rio Tinto Big Science Competition (morning); curriculum committee meeting 8am

Thursday June 2: School musical performance; PL committee meeting; All Yr 10 Geography incursion lecture theatre after lunch; All of Yr 9 English incursion Pd 2 and 3

Friday June 3: Crazy Sock Day; KO Girls Tennis; AFL Yr 8 AK 2/3, LT 4/5; Yr 8 Bandalism; School musical performance

Saturday June 4: School musical performance