news Update
Published 6th September 2000.

From The Principals Desk.
I have written to all Year 12 students and the parents of Year 10 students informing them that academic assistance is available and that the 'holiday' break can be used effectively to better prepare for the forthcoming examinations.

Year 12 must be utilising their time between now and the HSC to build upon their results. If help is required, please let us know. Tutorials will be available in the holidays.

Congratulations to all the students and teachers participating in the Games ceremonies - dancers, singers, medal presentation assistants - enjoy this special time.

Congratulations to the Open Netball, Open Rugby League, Open Boys and Girls Soccer teams upon your state championship successes - an outstanding achievement.

Enjoy the break and have a safe relaxing time.

Leading Teacher News
For Year 12 students, the next five weeks are critical for final preparations for the HSC exams in October. It is never too late to studyfor what is for some the toughest test. Yearly reports have been issued this week and should provide a good indication of the UAI score to be achieved by students.

All Year 12 students are advised to visit Mr Blevin, Careers Adviser, to consider possible options for 2001.

Year 11 preliminary Students will begin receiving results of their yearly exams early in term 4. Students will be asked to consider their program of study and in particular which courses they intend to study through to the HSC. Any student considering a pathways option, should complete an application form, available from Mrs Wilson.

Students who have failed to meet all year 11 course requirements will be advised in October.

Year 10 students will commence their yearly exams during the first week of term. Timetables have been issued by Mr Traslavina, Year co-ordinator.

Westfields students will be very active during the Olympics- with our dancers and singers involved in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Many students will carry out duties as volunteers also.

The P & C would like to thank all staff and students who assisted Bush Blake & Allen with their market resaerch. A cheque for $600 will be received by the P & C.
Congratulations to our Commonwealth Bank Cup soccer squads - boys and girls for their tremendous victories last Friday night. The Open Boys won the trophy for the 8th time defeating local school Bossley Park 1 - 0. The girls' were far too strong for Endeavour Sports High - winning 5 - 0.

Goal scorers for the girls were: Lisa Gatt in the 15th minute with a shot from the edge of the penalty area; Julia Bazi two minutes later with a tap - in; in the second half Catherine Cannuli got a dabble in the 2nd and 30th minute; Kristy Rohrer completed the scoring in the last few minutes.

For the boys Alex Brosque got the all-important goal in the 5th minute of the second half. Goal keeper Chad Taylor made three vital saves in the last fofteen minutes which denied Bossley Park a chance of securing the cup.

On Tuesday 12 September Mrs Croci and Davey Rolleston
(Year 12) will fly to Japan as guests of Kasukabe High
School. An exciting itinerary includes a visit to Mt Fuji, riding the bullet trainas well as being guests in Japanese homes.

In term 4 summer uniform commences for girls. No trousers to be worn untill next winter, (term 2, 2001)

SRC 2001 - Congratulations to successful candidates. Students selected for the SRC will have an induction
ceremony during assembly, week 2.

Helen Wilson
Library News
The lodd of the hall to fire last yearmeant that all senior exams have to be held in the library. However, we have tried to minimise disruption to library usage for students, giving them access whenever it was possible and advising them of any change to opening times through the student daily notices. We will continue to do so in Term 4.

Nathalie Govinden

Canteen21:52 6/09/00
Many thanks to all the dedicated helpers in the canteen every week. Vacancies exist for any parent who would like to assist; weekly or monthly. Please call Sandra Vale on 9604- 3333.

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On October 3, 2000 The Whitlam Library Cabramatta will be hosting the launch of Dave Hackett's book "Cartoon your head off". At this launch Dave Hackett will be holding cartooning lessons for all - where everyone can learn how to draw cartoons. There will be prizes drawn and munchies to be consumed.

Girls Tennis Final On 17-20 July the girls tennis team travelled to Tamworth to compete in the Floris Conway State Knockout Final. After a bye in the first round they had an impressive second round win under wonderful sunny almost summer like conditions.

In the semi final they played a very tough match against North Sydney Girls, a very experienced senior team, (the eventual winner) and narrowly lost 5 sets to 3.

This was n excellent result for such a young team comprised of mainly Year 7 and Year 8 students. We look forward to much success in the future as these players' developement continue.

Congratulations to:
Anna Marie Atelj
Stephanie De La Torre
April Wong
Melissa Borg.

Tennis in Snow
On 14, 15 & 16 of August the boys tennis team travelled to Lithgow to play in the Stan Jones State knockout Final. On Tuesday the temperatures reached a high of 10oC as we battled in extreme cold and windy weather conditions for a place in the final against Lithgow. Unfortunately we lost 4-2 which meant we would have to play against Girraween for 3/4th place.
Wednesday morning we woke to falling snow ans cars piled high with snow, unfortunately this meant that tennis was out for the day and Westfields were declared equal third. At least there was some consolation in that although tennis wasn't played, snow fights abounded and the cars were cleared of snow.

Congratulations to the following boys who were a credit to themselves and their school:
Danilo Zivanovic
Sebastian Plescan
David Jeflea
Mihjalo Zivanovic.

Kim McPhie
Tennis Converer

Waterpolo Success
During the last school holidays Adam Laws of Year 8 played in the NSW U/15 Waterpolo team in the Pan Pacific games in New Zealand. This was an U/16 tournament with teams competing from Australia and New Zealand. The NSW U/15's finished 3rd.

Adam then competed for the NSW U/14 team at the East Coast challenge held in Brisbane from18-20 August where he was named Captain of the side. At this tournament Adam's team was victorious beating Queensland 8-5 in the Grans Final after being defeated by them in a second round game. Congratulations Adam!

Congratulations to Kristy Laws and Emma Hately of Year 11 for being selected in the Area Girls Waterpolo Team and Ben Lehnen of Year 11 and Adam Laws of Year 8 for being selected in the Area Boys Team. Both of these teams play in the NSW Combined High Schools Championshop in November. Good Luck in the Championships.

Sonia Healy
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Term 4 Dates to Remember
Classes resume --------------------------3/10/00
SRC Indiction --------------------------11/10/00
HSC begins ----------------------------18/10/00
P&C Meeting --------------------------25/10/00
Sports Orientation Night ---------------- 5/11/00
School Certificate--------------------6 & 7/11/00
Year 7 Orientation Night ----------------14/11/00
HSC Concludes -------------------------15/11/00
P&C Meeting ---------------------------22/11/00
School Presentation Evening ------------- 6/12/00
Japanese School Visit ----------------7 & 8/12/00
Last Day Term 4 ------------------------19/12/00

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