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Update from Michael Quinlan

posted Apr 10, 2012, 4:19 PM by Eddie Woo   [ updated Apr 10, 2012, 4:21 PM ]
March 2004. 

I am sure we were all proud to be associated with James Ruse Agricultural High School as last years’ HSC results were exposed on the front page of our Sydney tabloids on Friday December 19, 2003.  (Eight consecutive years at the top).  This was our best year ever with a University Admission Index (UAI) median of over 99.2 for 164 students, we had 740 “Order of Merits” (students who achieved more than 90% in a subject), the nearest school was North Sydney Girls High with 539 Order of Merits.  Indicators suggest that this year’s 2004 HSC Results will even be better again – a marvellous tradition.
Staff changes this year saw the retirement of Mr Rick Kemp (JR for 12 years – Agriculture) and Mrs Sandra Hurst (JR for 14 years – English).  New buildings saw the erection of a $1.8 Million Technology Block and the soon to be demolished, white ant ridden Francis Block (Old Industrial Arts Block).
My congratulations are extended to Carmen Kong for her new role as President of The Union; she certainly deserves your support for a Union which is now 1414 strong.
The Annual School Musical this year is on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights 27th, 28th and 29th May at 7.30pm in the JC Hoskin Auditorium.  This year’s musical is a first for James Ruse, “Godspell”.  On very short notice is our Multicultural Night of Music and Dance - Wednesday 7th April at 7.30pm. “Enjoy an exotic and compelling evening to sooth the cultural cringe…. Fine music, inspiring dance, delectable food and good company.  Bring a plate of food to represent your cultural palate”.  Entry by Gold Coin donation.
Michael Quinlan