REMINDER: Subject selection information for Year 8 students and parents regarding 2017 electives will commence in the auditorium at 4.30pm on Tuesday 30 August. Student selections must be made online through their portal email by this Friday.

The school celebrated RUOK? day on Friday 26 August with a student led assembly. This day is a very important wellbeing initiative on the schools’ calendar about the importance of that simple question: RUOK?????

Read the heartfelt speeches from assembly by Tyler Hagiwara of Year 9 and Jack McDougall of Year 10.

Our student led assembly was followed by a popular BBQ lunch very kindly supported by our parent community. Deputy Mr Kirk Grinham stepped in to cook with our Interact students, who overcame a few issues relating to missing BBQ tongs!

Check out their website for further information about this important lifesaving program at https://www.ruok.org.au/

Tyler Hagiwara of Year 9

Jack McDougall of Year 10

Congratulations to Tandee Wang, our Vice Captain, who was the runner up in the National Plain English Speaking Awards on 15 August in front of a national audience, and our top Year 9 English students. The competition took place at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and is supported by the Australian-Britain Society Foundation, BBM Youth Support, The English Speaking Union and the NSW Department of Education Arts Unit.

Tandee faced some very tough competition from the other State finalists, five girls and one boy. Tandee was an outstanding representative of the NSW public education system, and Tech, and only one other public school student reached the final.

Competitors had to give a prepared speech of eight minutes on a subject of choice. Then there was a short interview conducted by The Chasers’ Craig Reucassel.  Then followed an impromptu speech of three minutes on the subject ‘The Great Leap Forward’, a topic chosen by the organisers.  Each student spoke on this topic following four minutes’ preparation time.

Tandee spoke with passion and insight about the issues emerging around the concept of political correctness and his interpretations of World Patriarchy Day. His speech was innovative, topical and thought provoking.  The full text of his speech will be in our September edition of Tech Talk.

In his humorous and extremely well structured impromptu speech Tandee spoke about the government’s failure to have adequate technology provision for our recent census day.

The judges clearly had a very difficult decision to make at the conclusion of the competition and spent over 30 minutes reaching agreement.

The school is very proud of Tandee’s public speaking skills and hopes that he is an inspiration to others to follow in his footsteps. (Over to you Year 9!)  Indeed Tandee’s outstanding communication abilities suggest he is sure to be one of our future leaders.

 

Congratulations Jeremy Kim, successful cadetship at Pitcher Partners. Tandee Wang is one of 25 students offered the Tuckwell Scholarship at ANU in 2017.

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Congratulations Jeremy Kim, successful cadetship at Pitcher Partners. Tandee Wang is one of 25 students offered the Tuckwell Scholarship at ANU in 2017.

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Meet Mathematics teacher Ms Irene Chork, who arrived at Tech in January 2016 and is already inspiring her students.

"Every individual has the right to realise himself: that is to fully develop the power and capacities, physical, mental, moral and spiritual; with which nature endowed him."

 − JA Williams (the first Principal of Tech writing in 1912)