High Notes, Vol 10 No 21, July 03 2009

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From the Principal

High Talent
The first XI football team showed great patience and strength of character to come from behind to earn a good away win against Shore 2-1. A big win by the 14A rugby team to beat Riverview 14Bs 14-7 - well done to all concerned! Congratulations to our combined GPS football representatives: Nicholas Dimitropoulos and Antony Paul (second grade) and Jeremy Ireland and Sam Higgins (third grade).

Educational Assessment Practices- a new approach?
Australia is one of five ‘founder’ countries researching computer simulations to test problem solving and teamwork. The pilot program is designed to prepare students for the C21 workplace. Newly developed testing tools are scheduled to be ready by 2012. They could be adopted by the OECD’s triennial testing of international 15-year -olds. Cisco, Intel and Microsoft are behind the initiative which has the potential to revolutionise formal school testing and classroom teaching by the end of the next decade.

Joint SBHS-SGHS P & C evening- Andrew Martin
Dr Martin spoke knowledgeably and clearly about ‘Boosting Student Motivation and Engagement’ at SGHS last week. He puts underachievement in gifted adolescents down to failing to learn the ‘effort lesson’ because they have cruised through school life relatively effortlessly. He tries to orient students towards the process of learning rather than dwelling on its product Dr Martin favours the ‘drawing approach’ to motivation by means of building coordination, commitment, coordination and control. Enhancing self-belief, valuing school and focussing on the process of learning, boost motivation. Good personal planning, management of study and persistence are the behaviours that boost motivation. Success can be maximised by chunking, or dividing tasks into manageable units, and seeing value in the completion of each unit. Individuals can reduce the focus on comparing with others by mapping their success and progress against their own personal bests. Resilient people see their worth as a person in the round and not by academic performance alone. Interested parents can follow through on these ideas by referring to Andrew Martin’s book “How to Motivate Your Child’ or by accessing www.lifelongachievement.com

Winter Sports Assembly
Last week’s Winter Sports Assembly was one of the most enjoyable that I have attended since being at High. The boys who spoke summarised their preparatory experiences and introduced their teams efficiently and informatively, without attempting ‘in jokes’ or commentaries. Andrew Jacques (2004) spoke about his pride in representing his school. He emphasised the value of participation across the activities offered by High and what unexpected benefits such activities can bring. In his case, being introduced to rifle shooting. My speech is reprinted below.

Special guest Andrew Jacques, players, coaches, staff, parents, students - welcome to our Winter sports assembly for 2009. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land where we gather, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation and pay our respects to them and their elders past and present. Our winter sports are very well attended overall in 2009 but we still need boys who used to play rugby to return to the sport. The viability of the rugby program going forward requires at least 3 teams per age group for years 13-16 and three opens teams. If you are playing rugby and having fun, tell your friends about it. I would like to see more boys in cross country running also. Many boys have demonstrated talent at 1.6 kms but neither ran middle distance during the athletics season, nor joined cross country. Get involved boys!

As we enter another winter season of GPS competition, I want to acknowledge the efforts made by many coaches and team members to accept accountability for their personal preparation. School policy is that three training sessions per week must be completed for selection in A or B GPS teams and are recommended for C teams.

Boys involved in outside school training sessions can have one of these credited by arrangement with their coaches, if they are cross training at an advanced level. In the senior school coaches expect further sprint or weights sessions for players in first grade but these additional sessions are not compulsory. They are recommended. Not surprisingly, students who do the extra work will have a selection advantage with their coaches. The log book system is now firmly in place and should apply to all sports. Students need to get their logbooks signed off.

I want to recognise and applaud the hard work of Richard Gifford and Andrew Bennie (Football), Geoff Stein and Paul Scrivener (Rugby), Jenni May (Fencing) Clay Kesting / John Prorellis , Mick Kay (Volleyball) and Cathy Meaney (Rifle Shooting). The Parent Committees work tirelessly to support our sports. Thank you to them

This morning I would like to share with you some experiences from the life of Johhny Warren, a legend in Australian soccer, who was an established Australian football team member in 1968. He played for the St. George club in Sydney. His team finished second last in the first grade competition in 1968. Frank Arok was appointed in 1969 as the first full time professional administrator / manager of an Australian club football team. His brief was to turn the fortunes of the club around. Arok believed that maintaining team discipline was the key to success. He immediately increased the number of training sessions to four nights per week and fined players for being late to training. He provided a training ball for every member of the team - a new experience for Warren. Frank concentrated on game simulated preparation, using interval training instead of 10km runs to build endurance. He introduced the position of ‘sweeper’ for the first time in Australian football. He changed expiring player contracts to include an incentive scheme based on performance. As a result of these changes, St George Club played in the next two first grade competition grand finals. Johnny Warren, in his autobiography, credits Frank Arok with the revival in the club’s success using basically the same players from the previous season. How does this vignette apply to students at High? I think every team member in any sport can learn that success in competition is grounded in physical and mental preparation of individuals and with achievable goals and a plan of action for the team as a whole. Discipline, dedication and persistence are necessary to achieve success in any sporting environment. Together we can achieve greater goals. The catch is …we all have to do the work

All our representatives in winter GPS sports teams should be congratulated for their personal preparation, their commitment and dedication to team goals. They are the examples of the ethos of our school - the scholar-sportsman. They are the role models for younger students to follow. At High we believe in pursuing high quality performances in every area of school life. Our special guest today is Old Boy Andrew Jacques, from the class of 2004. Andrew represented target rifle shooting in the Australian Schools Rifle Team in 2000, a year in which he was also presented with the Australian Sports Medal. Andrew was selected in High’s first grade rifle shooting team for four years 2001-2004. He was in the GPS Premiership winning teams in 2001 and 2003. Andrew rowed at the Head of the River in the 2nd IV and subsequently in the 2nd VIII. Since leaving school, Andrew has completed an honours degree in Exercise and Sports Science, being awarded the University Medal. Andrew is currently studying medicine. Please make welcome a fine recent example of a High scholar-sportsman, Andrew Jacques.
Dr K A Jaggar

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From the Andrews Library

Junior and Integrated Book and Cyber Library

Senior boys are reminded that they can use the junior library at any time as they cannot access books properly unless they are among them for a while.

Quiet area for Seniors
Until the HSC Trials finish there will be a temporary Chess and small games ban in the Junior Library to ensure that the Quiet Area is quiet and to reduce noise overall at this time.

Resources accessioned to junior library this week- still accessioning donations for the most part!


Senior non -fiction resources:  How to make effective presentations – Elizabeth P Tierney, A guide to the flora and fauna of the Rockingham Offshore Islands and Cape Peron – Kwinana, Rockingham and Mandurah Branch of the WA Naturalists’ Club, Transformative Assessment – W. James Popham, Business Communication – Shirley McHugh and Jeannie Pollard

Senior Fiction: Predator – Patricia Cornwell, The mysterious affair at styles – Agatha Christie, Fifty Key Thinkers on History – Marnie Hughes Warrington, Saving the Earth as a Career – Malcolm Hunter Junior et al, The Computer Game Design Course – Jim Thompson, Signpost Mathematics 10 Advanced – Mc Seveney et al,  Virgil, a Collection of Critical Essays – ed by Steele Commager, Midsummer Night’s Dream with Related Readings –William Shakespeare, Educating Rita –Willy Russell,  Inside Game Design – Iain Simons, The Last Station -  Jay Parini, Child 44 -  Tom Rob Smith

Senior non-fiction: Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself -  Alan Alda,  What Great Paintings Say – Rose-Marie & Rainer Hagon, Odysseus UnboundThe Search for Homer’s Ithaca – James Diggle and John Underhill, What Life was Like Amid Splendor and Intrigue.

Teacher Reference: Guided Enquiry, Carol Kuhlthau et al,  Getting to Got it – Betty K Garner, The Last Station, a novle of Tolstory’s

Reference: Concise English-Chinese and Chinese-English Dictionary, Collins French Dictionary and Grammar

Junior Fiction: Finders Keepers – Emily Rodda, Kim – Rudyard Kipling, the Sister of the South – Emily Rodda, The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde, Goodnight Mister Tom – Michelle Magorian, Naruto Shonen Jump Manga – Masashi Kishimoto, Asterix and the Roman Agent – Rene Goscinny, Asterix and the Falling Sky – Albert Uderzo,  Asterix and the Magic Carpet – Albert Uderzo

Junior non-fiction: The Mini Rough Guide to Energy and our planet – Rough Guides, A Painful History of Crime, Lawmakers and the Police,  Prisons and Prisoners, Punishment and Pain, Crime Through Time – John Townsend, A Weird History of Science - Outrageous Inventions,  Foolish Physics, Bizarre Biology, Crazy Chemistry – John Townsend, From Ptolemy’s Spheres to Dark Energy – John Farndon, The Life and World of Queen Victoria – Brian Williams, The Water Atlas –Robin Clark and Janet King, Bully Blocking – Evelyn M Field, From Greek Atoms to Quarks – Sally Morgan, Afghanistan -  Kim Whitehead, From Windmills to Hydrogen Fuel Cells – Sally Morgan, Crime through Time – John Townsend, From Steam engines to Nuclear Fusion – Dr. Carol Ballard, From Newton’s Rainbow to Frozen Light – John Farndon, Marco Polo’s Travels on Asia’s Silk Road, Burton and Speke”s Source of the Nile Quest, Islam in Asia Facts and Figures – Dorothy Kavanaugh, Bangladesh – Doris Valliant, The Century World History FactFinder – Colin McEVEDY.
Mrs Crothers
Librarian, Andrews Library

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From the High Store

Assorted football & rugby jersey Normally $35- $42.90 NOW $15

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Senior Library

The Senior Library has created a 24/7 online resource. It is called "Study Assist" and will appear as a course when you log into Moodle. "Study Assist" contains the following;

  • A citation maker
  • A plagiarism checker, where you can upload your document and check for plagiarism
  • A wiki of websites for the HSC subjects.
  • Several databases of readings and articles from Social Science, English and History
  • A past exam paper database, with assessment tasks and trial exam papers from past years at SBHS ...and more

"Study Assist" is being added to daily and welcomes feedback.
Monica Morscheck
Teacher Librarian

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From the Canteen Team

As we near the end of term please be aware we may start to run out of some product lines. We try to keep minimal stock over the holidays so we can start with fresh stock next term.

Although pides have been such a hit at the canteen, we are no longer able to sell them. Our pide supplier cannot continue to supply us due to illness in his family. Nonetheless the menu at the canteen still offers many delicious alternatives.

As the Year 12 boys sit for another round of assessments we wish them good luck. To our Year 12 parent volunteers, thank you for your continuing help and support at the canteen.

We will need you all the way through to the end of Term 4 and hope that if you are unable to attend any of your roster days, particularly towards the end of the year, you could arrange a swap with another volunteer.
The Canteen Team

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H1N1 Flu Information

Human Swine Flu Information Sheet

Australia is entering a new phase in its response to human swine flu, known as PROTECT. The change in approach is because the virus strain is currently not as virulent as anticipated.

The aims of the PROTECT phase are to ensure that people at an increased risk of complications from influenza are treated early to try to prevent severe illness from developing, and to help control outbreaks in schools and other institutions.

On the advice of NSW Health, staff or students who have been to an area where there is known community or school transmission of human swine flu are no longer excluded. Any staff member or student who has been excluded from school and who does not have flu symptoms can return to school immediately. The school exclusion policy was inconvenient but it helped to limit the spread of disease in NSW schools.

Instead of excluding people who may have been to an affected area, or who have been in contact with a person with confirmed human swine influenza, we will now be asking any person with flu symptoms to stay at home until they are well.

Any student attending school who identifies that they are unwell, or is displaying flu-like symptoms will be sent to sick bay and their parent or carer will be called to take them home.

Please watch carefully for any signs or symptoms of flu-like illness in your child. These symptoms include fever, cough, tiredness, muscle aches, sore throat, chills or shortness of breath. NSW Health has advised if you or your child develops flu-like symptoms you should seek the advice of your family doctor as you would with any other illness. Parents have an important role to play in helping their children understand and follow the government hygiene advice. Your help to do this is appreciated.

We understand there may be some ongoing concern in school communities, however, we can reassure you that we have taken, and will continue to act on advice we receive from NSW Health to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and students.

Additional health information is available from the H1N1 Influenza 09 section of the NSW Health website at: http://www.emergency.health.nsw.gov.au/swineflu/index.asp.

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Music Notices

Cabaret Night
Our Annual Cabaret Night held last Saturday was an eventful evening. The Great Hall decorated in blue, white and red was in keeping with our French theme for the Music Tour next year. All the Stage Bands, Symphony Orchestra, Senior Concert Band and Junior Jazz Ensemble performed stunningly with intermission music provided by Yr 12 students. Highlights of the evening included Christian Katsikaros’ rendition of Your Song by Elton John which melted the audience and Senior Stage’s Jumping at the Woodside which brought the house down. Thank you to all the parents who helped set up the hall up in afternoon and organise the enjoyable evening.

Music Parking
Thank you to all the students and parents who helped out with the music parking last Friday (26th June) evening. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated.

Piano Competition
The SBSH Piano Competition is back again in its 4th year running. The competition will be held in Term 3 from weeks 2-4 on Mondays and Tuesdays at lunchtimes in the Great Hall. There are two categories again this year; Junior (Yrs 7-9) and Senior (Yrs 10-12).

Performance time limit for Junior division is 3 mins and Senior division 5 mins.

Entry Fee is $5.00 made payable to the Music Staff. Please enrol by end of term 2 so that performance times can be arranged by the start of term 3. Please check the Music Noticeboard in Week 1, Term 3 for competition list and timetable

A printable form to enter the Piano Competition is available in the PDF version of the High Notes

Music Tour
The next instalment of $1500 is due on the 30th June 2009, please make payments DIRECTLY to Angas Travel and they will provide us with receipt of payments on the 2nd of July 2009.

Please Mail to: ANGAS Travel, 303 Angas St, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000. Toll Free no. 1800 671 331

Fundraising for Music Tour 2010 – ENTERTAINMENT Books
Entertainment Books (June09-June10) are on sale now through the Main Office with 20% of each sale contributing towards fundraising for the Music tour. Please support the students involved by purchasing an Entertainment Book which offers many discounts on dining and entertainment across all of Sydney and the Inner West.

A printable form to purchase an Entertainment Book is available in the PDF version of the High Notes

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SBHS Debating

Thanks to all the boys, coaches and parents who contributed to making Term 2 debating a resounding success with multiple wins in our Eastside and FED Competitions as well as our recent social evening against Newington.

A reminder to all students to act in the manner befitting a representative of SBHS when we are away for debating, including: ensuring you arrive at least 15 minutes PRIOR to the announcement of topics and showing respect for the property and grounds of hosting schools. Schools will be reluctant to host us if we run all over football fields and other roped off areas and it would be a shame to miss out on future debating opportunities because of simple recklessness.

Good Luck!
On behalf of the SBHS debating squad I extend wishes of the very best of luck to our coaches who are contesting the Australasian Debating Tournament this weekend! Undoubtedly they will return with even greater skills and appreciation of the complexities of competition debating!

Best of luck also to our Senior squad boys who will be participating in squad selection trials for the Combined High School Team with The Arts Unit and the Department of Education. The trials will be on the first Saturday of the holidays (11 July) and I look forward to hearing about their positive performances.

This is the final week of coaching for Term 2. Coaching WILL continue throughout Term 3 and we will endeavour to continue with social debates through the term as well.

There is NO COACHING Friday 10 July

GPS Program 2009
GPS debates commence on the Friday of Week 1 Term 3. Below is the full program for the rounds in Term 3 - as you can see our first debate is at St Joseph’s with our first home debate occurring in week 3 (Friday 14 August).

31 July St Joseph’s College v SBHS
7 August Saint Ignatius' College v SBHS
14 August SBHS v The King’s School
21 August The Scots College v SBHS
28 August Newington v SBHS
4 Sept SBHS v Grammar
11 Sept SBHS v Shore

Debates shown in bold will be at home.

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.

PARENTS: If you are not receiving weekly emails about debating please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and ask to be added to the parent group for your child’s year.

Dana Quick
Debating Coordinator

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SHS Football: The Onion Bag

Player obligations
Players are obligated to attend all fixtures. Regrettably the subject of players failing to honour their Saturday commitment needs to be addressed yet again. Last weekend as many as 90 players failed to show up at their match. Some teams had to play with as few as 7 players, others had to rely on borrowing players from other teams to field a full squad. Players unavailable to play, for whatever reason need to explain their situation with the MIC in the week prior to the match. (Friday is too late). Players failing to do so may be excluded from the football program. It is the responsibility of the player to organise a replacement and inform the MIC.

We are fortunate to have so many senior boys who volunteer to referee the matches that we host here at MPW and McKay fields. Last weekend saw a lot of our refs playing their own matches at Shore’s Northbridge ovals, meaning that we were short staffed in terms of refs. I would like to thank Hayden Schilling, David Ma and Liam Aylmer for covering the majority of the matches on MPW at such short notice. Also thank you to coaches Steve Sheldon, Sean Lee and Daniel Chiu who also refereed matches.

Fixtures this weekend
There are no matches this weekend as we enter the midyear break. Our next GPS match is not until the first Saturday after the holidays. (1st of August.)

Dolan Cup, Golden boot and Golden Gloves
With the GPS season underway all teams need to register with the MIC the following team details. Their team captain’s name and the goal keeper’s name. After each GPS match the captain will be responsible for forwarding on the result of their game, including the names of any goal scorers, to the MIC by Monday afternoon.

Match Reports

1st XI v Shore Won 2-1
The first match of the GPS season presented an exciting scenario for the first grade players. Shortly after arrival at the ground, the group was presented with their jerseys by former SBHS pupil Marc Bennie (1997). With a blazer that has more lines and blues than the team put together, he encouraged the team to put in an inspired performance against a determined Shore outfit. After a slow start, High conceded a goal inside 20 minutes courtesy of a cracking free kick from one of the Shore players. While the first half action was below par, High dominated the second period. The hard work of Sam Higgins soon paid off as he was cut down inside the box. Nick Dimitropoulos - who is now closing in on our leading goal scorers - calmly slotted home the ensuing penalty. Not bad for a centre back! Much the same as our pre-season trial match against Shore, High found it difficult to convert their many chances. This was despite holding the majority of possession and the many goal scoring opportunities created throughout the game. With time running out and the will to never give in, something had to happen! Enter Anthony Tsiailis, Sam Lane and Sam Higgins. A smart pass from Anthony put Sam Lane in the gap who was then able to cross the ball in sweetly to Sam Higgins who gladly knocked the ball in the back of the net with a mere 30 seconds left on the clock. Wild celebrations followed from the supporters while the coach looked on in disbelief with how we got away with this one…A great start to the season for the team.

2nd XI v Shore Lost 0-1
High 2nd grade struggled to convert their dominance of field position and possession into goals in their first round match. High needs to move the ball around more, in order to open up space, to create quality scoring opportunities. This requires contributions from all 11 players on the park, at all times. We need to focus on reading the direction of the play as it develops, in order to be in position to move the ball away from the congested areas of the field. We need multiple options off the ball and decoy runners, to break down our opposition’s defensive line. In doing so, it will give our attackers the time required to allow them to either shoot or to play the accurate passes that are necessary to release our strikers on goal. I would like to commend all players for their effort during the match, a true display of the High spirit. We know we can play hard, we now need to learn how to play smart.

16Cs v Shore Won 2-1
High 16Cs kept their unbeaten run intact with a gutsy 2-1 win over Shore. Goals by Ali Mokdad and Ilya Bonch-Osmolovskiy sealed a thoroughly deserved win. As ever, the defence, anchored by Marcel Rosza and Varun Sethi, limited Shore's scoring chances, while the midfield runners -- Kevin Lin, Kevin Lu and Henry Lu -- chased all game. Leo Lu, playing with an injured ankle, was also a stand-out at left back.

15Bs vs Shore won 3-2
The 15Bs went onto the field with high hopes, but things did not go to plan at the start. Key players (including our Captain and Vice) couldn't attend the match and our coach was unavailable. The field was muddy and as a result, High was down 2-0 at the end of the 1st half. However things would soon turn around. Allen (keeper) told our strikers to be trigger-happy as the goalie box was a mud bath. Early in the half Jerry found an opening and, keeping Allen’s advice in mind, launched a curve-ball that caught their keeper off-guard. A few minutes later MT brought the game to a tie with a well-earned goal. The ball bounced back and forth for the next few minutes, with no side able to secure a lead. It was all down to the team who wanted it most. In the last minute, a clearance ball by Shore fell to Tim (sweeper). Spotting Jerry open near the box, he dribbled past 2 players and sent a sliding through ball to Jerry who crossed it to MT, securing a lead for High with his 2nd goal. Overall it was a fantastic effort from the team and a good start to the season.

13As v Shore Lost 0-4
After some good training sessions this week High 13As went into a match needing a confidence boost after coming off a resounding loss to Newington in an earlier trial. Training has been hampered by the weather and thus the 13s have spent some time sitting idle

The game started off well, High dominated early possession with short quick passes. Actual scoring chances were limited as the final decision of many of the boys was poor. Runs off the ball were not made, and many times the boys found themselves running alongside each other and making 1 metre passes. Defensively for the first 15 minutes the boys were rock solid. Sida having a man of the match performance, clearing balls and running down fast breaks. Abdul also put in his share of back tracking tackles. However High were again undone by some simple mistakes, a soft first goal so heads dropped. And players began to lose their shape and High began to lose control of the game. The boys had a massive improvement for parts of the game, but the game lasts for an hour. The potential is there. With the break coming, I urge all the boys to attend the trainings planned and work on their on technical aspects at home also.

13Cs v Shore Lost 0-1
Saturday, the match was on against Shore, we knew we had to step up our performance as our humiliating loss against Newington was a once in a while loss. But with Andy Bao, our main striker away, our chances to score were decreased. We also had Darren Li with a sore knee. Again we had to borrow some players from the D team. They were Andrew Li and Daniel Fang. In the first half, the opposition's attack wasn't very organised but our passing wasn't either, so the ball mainly stayed on our half of the field. In the second half our main focus was to put a ball into their goal for once and settle the score so David Evans went from sweeper to striker. This, however, let the Shore players have an easier attacking job and they took the chance and struck. The world seemed to pause as the ball was nicely chipped above the goalie's head and into the goal.

This ball could have been blocked or headed out by the centre defence captain but he didn't and the ball ended in the goal. For the rest of the game our attackers tried to penetrate the opposition's defence but they couldn't and the score remained untouched. Some commendable players were Alex Kuang and Victor Yang for sprinting up and down the field and Nathan Kong for doing an excellent job at goalkeeping. Junjie James Kuang, Captain of 13Cs

Quote of the Week
'In terms of the Richter scale this was a force 8 gale.' - John Lyall

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Phillip Day Memorial Scholarship

For existing or enrolling students in year 7-12 who meet the scholarship selection criteria. To apply for a scholarship: www.sydneyboyshigh.com/scholarship

Applications close on 30th July 2009

Developing scholar sportsmen is our tradition

Sydney Boys High School
Moore Park, Surry Hills 2010
Phone: 9361 6910

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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

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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)
Pianist: Alex Belokopytov
1st Recipient: Alex Belokopytov
Speaker: Joseph E. McIvor (class of '01)
Subject: Capitalism and the Free Market are Dead

(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.

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P&C: High Society

The Bulletin Board for Sydney Boys High P & C
Julie Connolly P&C President

Joint Sydney Boys & Sydney Girls P&C Meeting
Our warmest thanks to Sydney Girls High School P & C, for hosting our joint P & C function for this year. The address by Dr Andrew Martin on motivating and engaging our students was extremely informative. Our thanks go to Dr Martin for his insights. It was terrific to meet the new Principal of Sydney Girls, Ms Andrea Connell. The joint P & C meeting was well attended with parents from both schools continuing to enjoy the opportunity to exchange notes on school life for our girls and boys.

Enrolments for 2010
Enrolments are now open (and close on 30th July 2009) for entry into Years 8 through 12 for 2010. Please pass this information onto family members or friends who may be considering applying. Limited places are available. Application forms are available from the School or through the School’s website: www.sydneyboyshigh.com

Upcoming Parent Meetings & Events (details in High Notes)

  • Wednesday 8th July, 3pm - 7.30pm - Parent/Teacher interviews for Years 7 to 9.
  • Thursday 9th July. 6.30pm - Fencing Dinner Maya-da-dhaba restaurant, Cleveland Street
  • Tuesday 28th July - School resumes Years 7 to 12.
  • Wednesday 29th July, 6pm - Rugby Committee Meeting, Staff Common Room
  • Friday 31st July, from 5pm - Senior Cadet Dinner, Main Foyer
  • Thursday 6th August, 7.00pm - Showcase Concert, Great Hall

If you would like to have any parent community news or upcoming events included in High Society, please contact Julie Connolly, P&C President, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; 0418 470 203.  

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