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Principal's Report: Week 7, Term 2 2011

posted Jun 16, 2011, 2:49 PM by Unknown user
Musical. What a wonderful event The Boyfriend was. Over three nights we had three magnificent performances. Our Regional Director, Mr David Phipps, and our School Education Director, Mr Peter Rowsell, attended on Friday night with many of our special guests. Thank you to all our student performers, singers, musicians, dancers, choreographers. Thank you to all the support crew in sound and lighting, stage design, set crew, hair and makeup, ticketing and ushering. Thank you to Mr Best, Mr Wong and Mrs Ballantyne for the success of the production, and to all the staff who assisted prior to, and over the three nights. Thank you to all our parent helpers for supporting the students, feeding them and for all the help with costumes. We will all remember the high standards of this spectacular musical as an exceptional school community event!

International Essay Competition Winner. Congratulations to Charmaine Lo, who has been awarded the International Winner prize Grades 9 – 12, in the Radiant Peace Foundation International Peace Education competition for her essay on peace. There were other winners and place getters in the video and art sections, and the younger grades, from the competition‟s home state of Florida, as well as from around the world. Charmaine has won $75 for herself and $150 for the school as well as the honour of being a winner!

Rising Generations Leadership camp. Congratulations to Brian Gao and Vashnavi Ganapathy, who will be attending this leadership camp in the July holidays.

Director General for a Day. Two students, Delian Entchev and Sharon Mo have been nominated for this shadowing experience.

Regional debating winners. Congratulations to our Year 12 debating team, who won their Regional finals debate against Colo HS to become Regional winners. Well done to Joanne Kim, Joanna Fan, Jessica Kuk and Andrew Li.

Parliament House Leadership program. Congratulations to Leanne Qian and Albert Kartawardana, who will be attending this program.

Global Leadership convention, Sydney Olympic Park: the following four students will be attending this convention organised by World Vision: Robyn Lu, Chelsea Valentin, Stephen Mansour and Michael Su.

Hong Kong excursion. Best wishes to Johnny Huang, William Lin and Beryl Lin, who are off to Hong Kong next week to compete in their business competition. Thank you to all of you who voted for their business concept, a gymnasium. Ms St Louis and Ms Mayers are accompanying them.

City2Surf. We have a team running this year with Ms Yong. See Ms Yong for details and for training.

Theatresports. Thanks largely to Kelly Wu, Theatresports is continuing with gusto. If you are not sure what it is, watch the Daysheet.

Regional Shakespeare Festival. Twenty five students competed in this festival at William Clarke College on Thursday. More news next week.

Selective Schools Deputy Principals Conference. Ms Connors and Ms St Louis are in Bowral this Thursday and Friday for this annual conference.

HT Teaching and Learning. Mr Yeo has transferred to the HT Administration vacancy, created by Mr Lowcock‟s promotion, and is now based in Barrengarry House. Ms McMillan was successful in her application to act in the new position we have created, HT Teaching and Learning. (Mr Yeo's position had been HT Secondary Studies). I have applied for this new position to be filled by merit selection. The relieving position for HT GATS will be filled soon.

NSW Secondary Principals Council Conference. I am in Tamworth next week for this annual conference. Mr Shaw is relieving DP until 20 June, and Ms Jenns is relieving HT Welfare for this period. Mr Woodhouse is relieving DP until 22 June, when I get back from Tamworth and the Senior Wind Ensemble tour to Scone. Ms Briggs will relieve as Math HT until then. Ms Connors will be relieving principal in my absence.

Next Week

Tuesday 14 June: HSC Assessment; Zone Athletics; 8L German to Taronga Zoo; Yr 11 English Extn task due; Ms Pooviah at Grafton HS (two days); Hong Kong excursion all week; Community of James Ruse meeting 8pm

Wednesday 15 June: HSC Assessment; Zone Athletics

Thursday 16 June: HSC Assessment; Prefect nominations – lecture theatre pd1; Theatre French incursion Yrs 8,9,10 Pds 4/5; Ms McMillan, Ms Chen, Ms Chan, Mr Low and Mr Gengiah at conference in Brisbane for two days.

Friday 17 June: HSC Assessment (last day); Yr 8 AFL- 2/3 AK, 4/5 LT.

Saturday 18 June: NSW Titration Competition at Macquarie Uni 9 – 1pm.

Sunday 19 June: Senior Wind Ensemble (9,10,11) leaves for Scone tour for three days.