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April 2009 - from the President

posted Apr 10, 2012, 5:06 PM by Eddie Woo   [ updated Apr 10, 2012, 5:06 PM ]
Hello again everyone. Welcome to 2009, a significant year in the history of JRAHS; 50 years young and continuing to set the benchmark for academic excellence and also in so many other extra-curricular and community activities. The weekend just past saw the school, despite the threatening weather on Saturday, officially recognise its 50th year with the fete, concert and fireworks. Congratulations to all involved in the organisation and presentation of the events held during the day. Congratulations to the 2008 leaving class on their HSC results, another outstanding and standard-setting performance and, of course as a result, welcome officially to your ex-students union. T

he union wishes you all, the year of ’08, the very best for the future in your endeavors whatever they may be and wherever they may take you. The union also looks forward to your involvement in activities and support, in whatever form this takes, in your alma mater. As they make their way in the world “after Ruse”, in these uncertain times, I am reminded of something a very wise man once said to me; “they can take many things away from you but the one thing they cannot take away is your education” 2009 also brings me to my own impending 30th year reunion for the year of ‘79, currently under planning lead by Kathy Poole ( and tentatively scheduled for early October and reminds me that for all those ex-students trying to or thinking of organising a reunion for their own year, that the school and through a notice in this newsletter, is able to assist in possibly tracking down those “lost souls” out there. 

“If we do meet again, why, we shall smile; If not, why then, this parting was well made” (Julius Caesar, Act V) 

Till next time. 
Paul Harris (1979)