|Dates For Your Diary|
Monday 19/2 - School I.D Photos Year 7 + New
Monday 2/4 - Year 12 Half Yearly Exams commence
Thursday 12/4 - last day term 1
Monday 30/4 - STAFF ONLY
Tuesday 1/5 - All students return for term 2
Tuesday 1/5 - Year 11 Half Yearly Exams commence
Tuesday 1/5 - Half Year Assessment Years 7/8/9 in class
Monday 14/5 - Half Year Assessment Year 10 in class
Thursday 14/6 - School photos
--------------From The Deputy Principal - Mrs Wilson
Welcome to the 2001 school year and in particular a special welcome to the 250 students who have
commenced Year 7. Westfields endeavours to offer great opportunities for students to achieve their
This is a very significant year for Year 12 who will be the first year sitting the new HSC. It is critical that all HCS
candidates have completed 12 preliminary units and be preparing to sit for 10 HSC units this year. All HSC
students should take advantage of the help provided by the year adviser, Mr Blevin, or by myself.
Saturday School Tutorials begin on 10th February in English and Maths. This is excellent support to extend
all students (7-12) and to help students to keep up with their studies. Application forms are available from my
The P & C invites all parents to their first meeting of the year on Wednesday 28th February at 7.00pm in the
school library. Light refreshments will be provided.
Parents please support the use of the school diary. It is very useful to assist in time management and the
effective preparation for class.
2000 was a particularly successful year for the Westfields family. We look forward to an even better 2001.
|Your Chance To Debate
It is that time of the year again, when Westfields looks for interested students to join our
debating teams. Open to all students in Years 7 to 12 who are looking for opportunities
to improve their public speaking. Joining a debating team gives students the chance to
develope confidence as a speaker, visit other schools and eat lots of free food after it is all
over. For senior students especially, it gives them the opportunity to move to the highest
stages of the Welfare Program because it enables them to perform in a second area of
excellence. Also the certificates given for participating are included in the student's
Record of Achievement which look great in their portfolio and School Year Book. So if
you like to argue go see your English Teacher and tell them you would like to join a
Westfields' debating team.
Cameron Nupierbecame Westfields' second Australian cricket representative when he was selected in
the Australian Under 17 Development Squad, after his success at the Australian U17 Carnival, played in
Brisbane in January 2001. Cameron helped NSW to the final, but unfortunately saw his side defeated by
South Australia on a quotient basis, after the game was drawn.
Scott Jamieson and Gavin Atkin, both from Year 11, celebrated a good Green Shield Series by being
chosen to represent City against Country in the annual fixture between these two combatants. Both players
will now represent a team of City-based players against Country-based players, at schoolboy level, for final
selection in a NSW all schools U16 team to play in the Australian Schools Championship in Queensland in
Westfields' representatives at CHS level continues to stand in good stead, no fewer than twelve
students being chosen for final selection trials to represent Sydney South West in the CHS Carnival in
Wollongong in March. Our best wishes go to Gavin Atkin, Leigh Cornell, Sajiv de Silva, Scott
Jamieson, Kurt Minard, Cameron Nupier, Mark Oliver, Anthony Percy, Nathan Perry, Mitchell Tremain, Matt Williams and
Reece McDonald in their endeavours.
|School Vocal Ensemble
Students from Year 7 to 12 have the opportunity to join the school vocal ensemble. If
you are interested in joining, come and speak to one of our music teachers, Mrs Perre
or Mrs Harb, for a note.
--------------Telstra Grand Prix
Congratulations to the following students who gained selection for the first athletics meeting for
2001: Fabrice Lapierre, Irayne Omoregbee, Rebecca Papadopoulos, Ashleigh Payne
Australian Schools Championships
44 Westfields students travelled to Adelaide in December to contest the Australian Schools Championships
for athletics. Westfields won an unprecedented 30 medals: Fabrice Lapierre (7medals), Shannon Hill
(3), John Thornell (3), Paul Stickler (3), Robert Boateng (2), Aaron Warburton (2), Joven
Clarke (3),Michael Ogilvie, Mark Dickson, Irayne Omoregbee, Aaron Mellor, Darren
Breckon, Dani Samuels, Rebecca Papadopoulos, Ashliegh Payne and Kate Connolly.
Also winning medals were relay runners: Shivanthi Siva, Kylie Wildman, Corinne Archer, Kerry
Rodziewicz, Donna Cranshaw, Hayley Cameron, Fiona Heane, Isaac Simon and Scott
|Want to learn to play an instrument
Any student interested in learning how to sing, play drums, guitar, keyboard,
flute, clarinet, trumpet, saxophone or trombone, come and speak to one of our
music teachers, Mrs Perre or Mrs Harb. If you don't have your own instrument it is
possible to hire an instrument from the school.
--Sydney Youth Olympics
Congratulations to the following students who competed at the 2001 Sydney Youth Olympics:John
Thornell in Long Jump (Gold Medal), Ryan Mormul in Hammer (Silver Medal),Paul Stickler in 110m
Hurdles (Bronze Medal), Ashleigh Payne in Javelin (Bronze Medal), Aaron Mellor in 3000m walk
(Silver Medal), Aaron Warburton (in 4x100m (Gold Medal and 1st in *B* 100m Final) and John Thornell
in 4x100m (Bronze Medal). Also competing were Rebecca Papadopoulos in Shot Put (5th),Sharyn
Dickson in Shot Put (6th) and Discuss (5th), Kate Connolly in 3000m walk (5th), Corinne Archer in
100m Hurdles (6th) and Hayley Cameron withdrawing with injury.
-Australia Day Honours
On the 26th January our own canteen lady extraordinaire, Cathy Watt was awarded an Australia Day
honour when Fairfield City Council gave her a Certificate of Achievement for her community work. The
ceremony held at Calmsey Hill City Farm recognised her 33 years of Volunteer work in and around Fairfield.
She has helped out at Westfields and Fairfield West Public School for this time as well as devoting her time
and effort to the scouting movement. Her great love of seeing children make something with their lives has
seen her achieve tremendous success with the scouts and cubs while working as a group leader and
member of the ladies auxiliary. Cathy was thrilled to receive her award and hopes it encourages other parents
to take the opportunity to help out in their community.
Westfields Gymnastics is having a garage sale on Saturday 17th February in the front car park area of the
school from 8.00am until noon. Come along and snap up a bargain!
-Winners are Grinners
Congratulations to the following people who won prizes in the recent Netball and Rugby League raffles
Netball - $250.00 Hamper - Val Cronin
---------$100.00 hamper - Sonia Healy
---------$ 50.00 Hamper - Bruce Barclay
Rugby League - Jacket - David Arthur
----------------Large Hamper - Karen Cutler
----------------Canterbury Watch & hamper - Kerrie Lloyd
Yes - it is on again. Work out the correct answer for the puzzle below and put your answer with your name
and roll class on it in the box outside the Maths staffroom by Wednesday lunch next week for a chance to win
a canteen voucher. First correct entry drawn wins the voucher. The winner will be published in the next
edition of Up To Date.
|Row.1 ||1||+||2||+ ||3||- ||4 ||=||(4.x.2)||+||2||=||10
|Row.2 ||5||+||6||+ ||7||- ||8 ||=||(4.x.2)||+||2||=||26
If this pattern continued, what would be the
sum of the four numbers in row 10?
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