On Monday 27th we had a whole school assembly where students received bronze and gold James Ruse Awards. It is pleasing to see so many students work towards these awards and give their time for charity work and also be very involved in our extra curricular programs. Students were presented with their Duke of Edinburgh awards. The school was entertained by a group of talented year 12 singers – the Jazz Ensemble led by Ms Jenns– who sang Some People.
Junior exams finished last Friday and all went well. Teachers are busy marking these and will be writing junior reports in the next week.
On Wednesday year 7 auditioned for a TV show called Kitchen Whiz.
Year 7 and 8 debating teams both debated against Strathfield Girls High and both teams were successful in winning their debates.
3 on 3 basketball continues to be a hot competition each day and is providing marvellous entertainment at lunchtimes. Thank you to the prefect body and Mrs Flanagan for organising this competition.
The school musical, A Waltz Dream will have its opening night this Thursday. Performances are on Friday and Saturday as well. Please come along and enjoy the excitement and the talent of the year 11 singers and of course the cast from year 8 to year 11. The performance starts at 7 pm and there will be a short interval where you can have tea and coffee. The cost is $20 for an adult, $50 for a family ticket and $12:50 for a student ticket. Do not miss this wonderful event! We always have many ex-students who come back for our annual musical.
Also on Wednesday, students participated in the Zone cross country held accompanied by Mr Low, Mr O’Reilly, Ms McKenzie and Mr Driscoll. Jessica Guo and Yoshua Selvadurai came first in their age groups.
We have not entered the Da Vinci Decathlon for a few years but on Tuesday Ms Brooks took some of our year 7 students to Knox Grammar to compete in this competition. The team was made up of Julia Tran, Shirley Wang, Reihana Tsao, Daniel Selvadurai, Connie Huang, Linus Cooper, Esha Gupta and Aniruddh Chennapragada. We came first in English, Maths, Engineering and code breaking, second in Philosophy and 3rd in General Knowledge. We became the overall winner. What a fantastic win from a great team.
Religious service was on Thursday 30th May. Students attended Protestant, Catholic, Buddhist, Islamic, comparative religion or Hindu. This service did replace two periods in our school day.
On Wednesday 90 students entered the Australian History Competition.
Next Tuesday 4th June is the year 7 parent teacher afternoon. The time will be from 2 pm till 4 pm. The bookings for this will be made on line and you should have received your school code. If there is a problem and you cannot make a booking the teachers will be glad to call you and discuss your son or daughter’s progress. This is the first year we have used this booking system and it did work very well for the year 12 parent evening.
SRC are preparing for Gold Day – lots of food will be on sale and activities planned for raising money for the Westmead Children’s Hospital. We hope to be selected for an appearance on Channel 9 telethon which also supports Gold Day.
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