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Principal's Report Week 5, Term 4 2012

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Cabaret Night Friday 9 November Don‟t forget to come along to Cabaret Night and see the wonderful musical talent of our students.

Year 7 swimming school This was a successful experience for Year 7 students this week. They are now preparing for Gala Day on Tuesday 13 November.

Debating There are a number of debating finals coming up. Please see other sections of the newsletter for details. Congratulations to our students for their success to date.

Year 12 Signing Out Year 12 signed out on Thursday and Friday this week. Their formal is next Monday night.

Year 7 Interviews We interviewed all the Year 7 students coming in 2013 this week, assisted by a number of Year 10 students. Our new students are keen, excited and multi-talented!

Sun Woo Kim‟s Success. Congratulations to Sun Woo Kim for winning the national song writing competition and for his wonderful appearance on SBS. Have a look at this link,000-kids-sing-to-promote-music-education 
to hear the actual song being performed! Following is the text:

Across Australia today (1 November), hundreds of thousands of school children raised their voices in song at the same time, as part of a program to raise the profile of music education. A lot of fun for the children involved, but with a serious point behind it, the „Music: Count Us In‟ program aims to raise the profile of music education.

And it was a great day for one young songwriter. Taking a quick break from his HSC studies, Sun Woo Kim arrived just in time to meet just some of the kids who would sing his song. Sun says it was a huge surprise when he was selected to co-write the song for this year with three other high-school students. “I got the email and I just sat there staring at it for a while going 'well, that's a bit crazy isn't it?'”, says Sun.

In its sixth year, the 'Music: Count Us In' project aims to promote the value of music education in schools, helping children with confidence, discipline and team-work. Streamed live across Australia from Canberra, program Ambassador John Foreman led the kids in song. At 12.30pm today, over half a million voices brought the song to life for the first time. And not just in schools, but on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra and the beaches of Adelaide, singing together across Australia.

“The song is called 'Different People' and it's basically a song about how despite our differences with all the people around the world and with this event in Australia, how we can all still stand together and do something like this and do the song together and feel like we are part of something,” says Sun. And it included children of different backgrounds and abilities, including some signing in Auslan. “All kids love music and to see kids that use Auslan as their principal form of communication to actually be able to sing along in their way with the rest of Australia – fantastic,” said Chris Rehn of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.

As for the songwriter, what will he do next? “Go home and study - properly!” says Sun.

Next week 6A
Monday 12 November: Year 12 Formal

Tuesday 13 November: Year 8 debate; Year 7 gala day (includes some Year 10s)

Thursday 15 November: COJR and Mothers club combined meeting; Samba workshop music classes, 7L/T
beach day; Staff meeting;

Friday 17 November: Period 1 Assembly, SRC Tissue box drive