On Friday 5 May we welcomed a group of students who are recent Tech graduates. Terence Kwok (2011), Shakib Parvez (2013), Gordon Wu and Jason Daley (2014), Andrew Lucas (2015) and Sampath Somanchi (2016) spoke of their time at school, post school studies and aspirations for the future. It was a very informative afternoon in a very relaxed atmosphere. It is always good to have our students come to the school.
Next Friday, 9 June, Year 7 parents will be attending parent teacher afternoon to discuss how their sons have settled into Tech. Information about this has already gone out to parents.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Two teams of our most gifted mathematics students travelled to Canberra last week to compete in the ANU Mathematics Day which is hosted for students in NSW and ACT. We are the only Sydney school invited. The competition format is a series of challenging mathematical problems that are completed in teams in a set time frame, over a whole day. Amongst our group are two students with outstanding achievements in the Australian Mathematical Olympiads, Jordan Ka Truong and Hilton Nguyen. In true Tech spirit the team chose to share their expertise across both teams. My thanks to their teachers Ms Dinos and Mr Sender for giving their time to accompany students.
We were finally able to run our Cross Country on Wednesday of this week, in a much shortened version, and we were very fortunate that it decided to pour down later on that afternoon. It was a shame that we were unable to hold the carnival at the regular time, as it is always a very pleasant day which concludes with a school BBQ. My thanks to all staff who had a very busy Wednesday.
We celebrated Anzac day by commemorating the Centenary Anniversary of the Western Front in 2017 on the last day of Term 1. Year 9 World History class under the guidance of Mr Lachlan Drummond researched and presented an excellent narrative focused on the Battle of Pozieres and Villers Bretonneux, battles in which the Australians suffered severe casualties. The program included the school choir and the school concert band, and we welcomed back old boys from the 50s and 60s for the commemoration. My thanks to all staff who contributed to this event and my congratulations to students for their excellent presentation. More photos in May Tech Talk 2017.