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Principal's Report: Week 7, Term 4 2011

posted Nov 24, 2011, 3:21 PM by Unknown user
Premier’s Reading Challenge. Congratulations to the following students who successfully completed the 2011 Premier‟s Reading Challenge: Edwin Chiu, Timothy Chong, Dev Kuhasri, Andre Lo, Andrew Tchang.

Evaluation of an online UNSW Positive Psychology program. Please consider supporting this research project, which is evaluating a program whose goal is to provide online tools to increase young people‟s sense of happiness and wellbeing in the real world. It is an opportunity for students to take part in the How You View the World study. The study seeks to investigate if websites can positively impact on young people‟s attitudes towards themselves and others. Students will need to get parental permission and complete online questionnaires at four different times. This is important research and it would be good if as many students as possible were involved. Go to

Year 9 D and T Table display. There is a wonderful display in the library of wooden tables completed by Year 9 D and T students. Congratulations to all students for reaching such a high standard.

Year 10 Peer Support Leaders Camp. The Peer Support leaders training camp at Collaroy on Monday and Tuesday was an outstanding success. It was a privilege for me to witness the enthusiasm and seriousness with which students approached all challenges, and to see how well they collaborated with each other and with our 30 new students.

ESSA. Year 8 students completed their ESSA online test on Wednesday.

Year 12 Formal. Year 12 students celebrated the end of their schooling on Wednesday night at Luna Park. They have grown up into such fine young men and women.

Year 7 Gala Day. The year 7 annual Gala Day with Cumberland HS had to be postponed due to rain. It will now be held on Monday 12th December.

Amnesty. Year 9 students participated in a program on Human Rights and Reconciliation on Thursday morning run by Amnesty International (NSW). On Friday several Year 9 and 10 students attended the Amnesty Students Conference at Redfern Community Centre.

IF: I am looking forward to the launch of our very own James Ruse Ideas Forum (IF) next Thursday 1st December. Students are submitting some very interesting ideas for presentation.

Next week

Monday 28 November: Last day of HSC assessment; Year 8 Resourceful Adolescent Program (RAP) camp; visit by Rural Youth executive to talk to Rural Youth members 8.45 – 9.45.

Tuesday 29 November: Year 8 RAP camp; Year 7 History Incursion Periods 1 -3 Lecture Theatre; Prefects sports tournament recess and lunch; Year 10 Formal (with 20 Year 11 waiters).

Wednesday 30 November: Prefects sports tournament recess and lunch; Performers Evening Years 10/11 Lecture Theatre 7pm.

Thursday 1 December: 7AK to Dee Why beach; Prefects Sport Tournament recess and lunch; Year 9 and 10 French elective excursion; Year 11 Geography excursion; James Ruse Ideas Forum (IF) all day Lecture Theatre.

Friday 2 December: Parent Helper Assembly and Morning Tea 8.50; Year 9 Drama Performances at Carlingford West PS; Prefects Sports tournament and Christmas concert recess and lunch.

Saturday/Sunday 3/4 December: ISCF House Party

Monday 5 December: KOREAN FOOD FAIR; Canteen Helpers Picnic; Year 7 2012 Orientation Day

Tuesday 6 December: PRESENTATION DAY ceremony 1 pm