High Notes, Vol 10 No 20, June 26 2009
From the Principal
University Information evening
Peer Support Assembly
Eastern Suburbs Zone Athletics
Tax deductible education expenses
Dear School Principal
I would like to thank you for your co-operation in helping ensure parents, carers, legal guardians and independent students were provided with key facts about the Education Tax Refund initiative. As the end of the financial year (30 June 2009) approaches, we would like to remind those eligible to make their Education Tax Refund claim. We also want to ensure that those eligible:
I would therefore again request that you include the key messages below in your school newsletter and/or any other appropriate notices you distribute to parents, carers, legal guardians or independent students, many of whom may be eligible to make a claim.
To avoid any confusion, please insert the information below without making changes to the text. In addition, the Tax Office has prepared, specifically for schools, some frequently asked questions and answers.
These questions and answers can be found on the Tax Office website by following the link below. http://ato.gov.au/individuals/content.asp?doc=/content/00192105.htm Thank you for your assistance. Yours faithfully
Education Tax Refund – Don't forget to claim
The Education Tax Refund lets you claim up to 50% of eligible education expenses for school children. If you are eligible, you can get back up to $375 for each primary student and up to $750 for each secondary student. You can claim things like text books, stationery and even internet costs.
If you receive Family Tax Benefit Part A for a child at primary or secondary school, you will be eligible. Some other people are eligible too, to find out more about this and other information such as what you can and can't claim go to http://australia.gov.au/educationtaxrefund or call the Tax Office on 13 28 61. Remember, you need to keep all receipts for expenses you claim.
Dr K A Jaggar
School Staff Selection Panel Training
If there are sufficient expressions of interest, the training could take place at the school at a mutually agreeable time. Courses are also conducted at the Arncliffe office of the Sydney Region.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Years 10, 11 and 12 will take place on Thursday 2 July 2009 3.00pm – 7.30pm
Booking interviews with your son’s teachers
If you have any queries, please contact Mr Beringer at the school
Education Access Scheme - HSC Students
Most institutions that participate in the University Admissions Centre (UAC) have an Educational Access Scheme (EAS) for applicants who have experienced long term educational disadvantage. To qualify applicants must demonstrate that their educational performance during Years 11 and 12 or equivalent have been seriously affected by circumstances beyond their control.
Students applying for the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) for Universities in 2010 can download their booklets and application forms from the website: www.uac.edu.au
Students who require a Statement of Support from the school counsellor should make the counsellor
aware of their situation as soon as possible. The completed EAS form, along with all required
information and documentation, needs to be with the counsellor by the end of week 7, term 3. The
responsibility for sending the finalised application to UAC by 30th September 2009 rests with the
From the Andrews Library
Junior and Integrated Book and Cyber Library
Years 10-12 are reminded that if reading books is an established learning practice for them they may need to occasionally work in the Andrews Library in order to maintain borrowing or their reading and its associated skills may drop off.
ALL SENIORS ARE WELCOME TO WORK IN THE ANDREWS (THEIR ONLY BOOK LIBRARY) EVEN WHEN THE SENIOR LIBRARY IS OPEN.
New books this week:
Investigating Globalisation Through the APEC Experience - Robert Lewis, Tim Gurry and Arnold Jorge, Story of the Silk Road - Zhang Yiping and translated by Jia Zongyi, Beijing Memories In Ink - Charles Chauderlot, Open Economies Delivering to People - A report prepared for the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting, The Backgrounds of Shakespeare’s Plays, Plays of the 60s - Edited by Katherine Brisbane, The Art of Persuasion – Edited by Benjamin Genocchio, The Greening Of China - Geoffrey Murray and Ian G. Cook, The Art of The Chinese Gardens-He Guangwei, Speaking My Language SBS Radio, 2006 Sydney and Blue Mountains Street Directory, Selected Poems and Pictures of Song Dynasty, Masks and Shadow Play of China, The Handbook of Creative Writing - Edited by Steven Earnshaw, Environmental Issues - Robert L. MacConnell and Daniel C. Abel, Loner. Inside a Labor Tragedy - Bernard Lagan. All About Breast Cancer – Fred Stephens, Cancer Explained – Professor Fred Stephens, Clarkson Collection – Jeremy Clarkson, All About Prostate Cancer – Fred Stephens.
World Map Masters, Changing Climate - Louise Spilsbury, Chinese Ceramics, Chinese Kite, Chinese are on Cloths, Region Hoe Wand, Crusades the Struggle for the Holy Lands
Making a Difference Recognising and Notifying Child Abuse and Neglect, Peer Mediation Skills - John DeMarco, Cooperative Learning and Higher Level Thinking - Doctor Chuck W. Wiederhold, Class Building - Miguel Kagan, Laurie Kagan and Spencer Kagan, Library and Research Skills 1 - Laura Morrison, Library and Research Skills 2 – Laura Morrison, Environmental Education Policy for Schools.
Pepy’s Diary - Robert Latham ,The Great Gatsby - Nicky Greenburg, Singing the Sadness - Reginald Hill, Cold Heart - Lynda Laplante, Crossfire - Andy Macnab, The Unnumbered - Sam North, AScarpetta Omnibus - Patricia Cornwell, In the Evil Day – Peter Temple, The Dark Room – Minette Walters, Scared to Live – Stephen Booth, The Most Wanted – Jaquelyn Mitchard, Bitter Medicine – Sara Paretsky, Bare Bones – Kathy Reichs, Deception on His Mind – Elizabeth George, Shutter Island – Dennis Lehane, Deadly Decisions – Kathy Reichs.
The Higher Power of Lucky - Susan Patron, The Tempest – William Shakespeare, The Belgariad –Magicians Gambit – David Eddings, Kid’s Night In – Edited by Jessica Adams and Juliet Partridge.
Year 11 Parents Meeting
The Year 11 Parents Year Group will be holding a meeting on:
Date: Tuesday 30th June, 7.30pm
Mr Steve Codey, the Year Adviser for our boys, has offered to come along and discuss with us the HSC subject choices for Year 12. Mr Codey has just recently attended an in-service with the Board of Studies on the HSC, assessments, special provisions etc .
He will also have information on subject selection and the number of units boys should do for the HSC. I'm sure we will all find this very useful.
For further details or to add agenda items, please contact Steve Saunders
Last Saturday we held a BBQ and Open Day. We had approximately 50 people attend – Students, Coaches, Friends, Old Boys and Parents. Many tried Rifle Shooting for the first time and then joined us for a BBQ lunch. Unfortunately the weather was very unkind and the afternoon activities had to be cancelled.
Thank you to all the mums who helped out with the organisation of the BBQ and also to the dads
for the actual cooking. Everyone had a great time!
Sydney High opened its 2009 GPS Volleyball season with a resounding straight sets victory over Scots. Although they were missing three of their four state representatives, the game was dominated throughout by High. The first set was a very quick affair, as High held Scots to a single digit while scoring 25 points themselves. Despite an initial lead from Scots, High soon found their range helped by some massive hits from Nishan. Fill in libero, Patrick Lai did a great job in the back court while Chris Morrow backed up from his NSW experience. The second and third sets saw similar starts with High experimenting with different combinations. Strong net presence by Daniel Shan ensured the point was High’s. High took the match out in straight sets – a great effort.
Results v Grammar
Sydney High continued its impressive 2009 run taking its unbeaten streak to 18 for the year
leading up to the CHS finals next week with a victory over Sydney Grammar. The round against
Grammar is traditionally the toughest and this match proved no exception with Grammar pushing
High to 4 sets. The players took a set or two to acclimatise to their new positions, including
Ritam Mitra as libero, Shorson as outside hitter, Daniel Shan as middle and Merlin Li as
universal. However, consistent hitting from Chris Morrow and Nishan led to High prevailing in the
first two sets. Grammar lifted their intensity to take out the third set but High secured victory
in the final set. Highlights included a Balraj barrage late in the game as well as Joshua Suh and
Nelson Wang consistently shutting out any form of attack.
From the High Store
FED Success! Congratulations!
YEAR 8 (defeated Barker)
Great appreciation must also go to the boys who served admirably as chairpeople and timekeepers for the competition. The evening would not have gone as smoothly as it did without them – topics announcements would have been a nightmare and visiting schools would not have found their rooms as easily as they did.
These boys were a credit to the Debating Program and SBHS – thank you boys!
Ashwin Rudder, Sunchit Sethi, Steven Chung, Andrew Liu, Samir Kinger, Daniel Fang, Adam Ceh, Yuan Shi, Andre Brokman, Nathan Kong, Siddharth Sethi and Jaan Pallandi.
Sincere (and tasty) thanks must go as always to Supper Coordinator Irene Ben and her team of parents for delivering yet another delicious and diverse supper. Once again it is a credit to our parents that we are able to put on such a welcoming display for our visitors.
DSG Meeting Notice
More information can be found at www.sydneyhigh.org/debating and will be emailed to you on a weekly basis.
Please CHECK YOUR EMAIL regularly and ensure we have current contact details for both students and parents.
2009 Annual Fencing Family Dinner
WHEN: Thursday July 9 2009
WHERE: Maya da Dhaba, 431 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010
PARKING: Limited on-street parking on Bourke and Crown Streets. Easier to park at the School or Coles, Surry Hills, corner of Cleveland & Baptist Streets
COST: Cost of the banquet is $30
Enrolments for 2010
Application forms are available from the school, or from www.sydneyboyshigh.com via the link to 'enrolments'. If you have siblings or friends who are interested in applying to Sydney Boys High School in 2010 for Years 8-12 we would appreciate you passing on this information. Limited places available.
Applications close 30th July 2009
Phillip J. Day Scholarship Dinner
You are invited to the Phillip J. Day Scholarship Dinner, 7pm on September 8 in the Great Hall.
Alcohol will be available, BYOG.
Welcome: Neville Morgan (class of '65)
(A corporate, tax deductible professional learning opportunity)
A printable form to purchase tickets for the Phillip J. Day Scholarship Dinner is available in the PDF version of the High Notes.