High Notes, Vol 11 No 2, February 05 2010
From the Principal
House captains – 2010
Eedy - Dominic Edggton
School caps at PE
Changing into sports attire
Early bird discount on school contributions
Big Night Out !
Wearing of School Uniform
From the two Libraries
ANDREWS LIBRARY DONATIONS – FABULOUS EARLY RESPONSE
Many thanks also to Year 8 parent Carrie Waring, mother of Jens in Year 8, who has been really quick off the mark with an email offering us two newish books from her home collection. These will be warmly received.
Also quick off the mark was Fabienne Ovadia , mother of Eric in Year 11, who offered us some great books also.
Thanks to Ern Berg Phillips, now 80 odd years of age, who is going to the trouble to bring us his biography collection. Ms Trompetter, Head Teacher of English, will be pleased as this is a unit of work in English.
Thanks also to Ms Ayre (English Faculty) who brought in two boxes of books her son had finished with. These were really popular books.
LIBRARIAN’S REVIEW OF HISTORICAL FICTION BY MICHAEL DOBBS, NEVER
Like many post war children I have been exposed to the historical documentaries about Churchill and as a school student I studied the history of World War 2 in a fairly rudimentary fashion. I therefore quite enjoyed revisiting the type of person Churchill was. I was, likewise, fascinated by the peaceniks – Halifax, Chamberlain etc and by the role of Joe Kennedy as the American Ambassador. It was such a close call defeating the Third Reich. The role of the determined mad chancer in History is not fully appreciated, I think! It was also fun reading historical fiction after a surfeit of Crime Fiction and children’s literature which had been my diet over the holidays.
NEW RESOURCES THIS WEEK
Swine Flu Vacination
An update on vaccination against Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza (swine flu).
Swine flu activity has dropped significantly in NSW over recent months, but continues to have a heavy impact in many Northern Hemisphere countries. It remains to be seen what the impact in Australia will be as we move into next winter, although a resurgence of pandemic influenza activity is possible.
A vaccine is now available to protect adults and children over the age of six months from swine flu. The vaccine, called Panvax®, has been approved by Therapeutic Goods Administration.
NSW Health is encouraging everyone to obtain a free vaccination against this potentially life threatening illness. The Panvax® vaccine is available free from most general practitioners and Aboriginal Medical Services. Some community health centres and council immunisation clinics are also offering the vaccine free of charge. Call ahead to confirm the health service is vaccinating on the day you wish to visit.
The NSW Department of Education and Training is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy working and learning environment for staff, students and visitors to schools. Immunising a high percentage of the school not only protects those individuals who receive the vaccine, but also reduces the chance that any students or staff with a weakened immune system (for whom the vaccine may not work as effectively) will be exposed to the infection. NSW Health: information about the vaccine: http://www.emergency.health.nsw.gov.au/swineflu/vaccination/index.asp
In response to the recent spate of drowning tragedies in New South Wales, there is a surf safety video available to all students on the w: drive. The video which runs 4mins 30 secs is titled “Don’t get sucked in by the rip” and has been developed by Dr Rob Branden from the University of New South Wales School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences.
To access the program students and parents should go to the w:/videos/public/PDHPE/Rips/Don’t get sucked in by the rip.
Hopefully this will help increase our awareness, knowledge and respect for the ocean and the
GPS sports competition is very demanding on people and resources. At High we have ongoing needs for facilities development, equipment and development through expert coaching. If you would like to help through a tax deductible donation for a particular sport, the appropriate form can be posted to you by calling 9361 6910. Alternatively, you can go to our website www.sydneyboyshigh.com click on Sport /Sports Donations to download either Development Donation Form or Equipment and Facility Donation Form.
High Store Volunteering
To Volunteer for the High Store please call Michelle on 9331 7075
To Volunteer for the School canteen please call Tracey or Karen on 9360 4027
World Education Program Australia
World Education Program (WEP) Australia is now accepting applications from students to
participate in 2010/11 exchange programs for a summer, semester or year. Students and parents can
choose from more than 26 countries, including France, Belgium, Italy, Germany and Spain. Upcoming
information evening: 7:30-9:00 pm 10 March 2010 Bowlers Club 95-99 York Street Sydney
School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS)
School Student Code of Conduct – Students travelling on buses must:- :-
Students are reminded to:-
During 2010, authorised officers will be deployed to inspect Code of Conduct compliance on school bus services in the Eastern Region. Students who are found to have breached their obligations may lose their travel entitlement and possibly incur an infringement.
The Bulletin Board for Sydney Boys High P & C
New Parents Welcome Party
First P&C Meeting for 2010 7.30pm
Sydney Boys High BIG NIGHT OUT
Upcoming Parent Meetings & Events (details in High Notes)
Tuesday 9th February 6.30pm - France Music Tour Parent Meeting, Staff Common Room
Instrumental Recruitment Night
Music Tour 2010 to France and Flanders
ALL members are expected to be at EVERY rehearsal, you must notify the Music Staff if you are unable to attend any rehearsal.
There will be a final TOUR meeting for ALL parents and students on TUESDAY evening16th March 2010 in the Great Hall to finalise all tour matters. Please ensure you are available to attend this meeting as it is highly important.
Tour Band Camp
Ensemble Rehearsal Times for 2010
Ensemble rehearsals will commence next week with Intermediate and Senior Concert Band held on Monday 7:45am in room 101 for students not attending the Music Tour then will return to normal time from term 2. All other ensembles will run as timetabled above.
Our competitions are soon to start and it is time to get back into the coaching swing of things to ensure a successful start to the 2010 season!
All Year 7 boys interested in debating are encouraged to come along to the first coaching session and to find out how to become one of the best arguers in NSW!
More details will follow on the Mango sheet as well as next week's High Notes
Have you been keeping on top of your current affairs..?
Over summer it was probably all too easy to let the news and current affairs fly by! Kick start your preparation for the 2010 season with these quick questions
1. What is the name of the latest gadget released by Apple?
2. What new website does Deputy PM Gillard argue allows parents to hold schools to account?
3. Why has China threatened sanctions and ceased military exchanges with the US?
SBHS Swimming Carnival 2010
The 2010 School Swimming Carnival will be held at the Des Renford Aquatic Centre Heffron Park Pool Robey Street Maroubra on MONDAY FEBRUARY 8 2010.
The carnival will commence at 9.00 am and finish by 2:45 pm (approximately).
Buses will be provided for Year 7 at a cost of $5.00 payable on the day and covers bus travel $3.00 and pool entry $2.00 and will leave from Cleveland Street at 8:20 am and return to school at 3:10pm. Students in Year 7 can make their own way to the venue if they wish to do so.
Students in Years 8-12 will make their own way to and from the Swimming Pool ($2.00 entry fee applies on entry to venue). Public transport is available from Central Station to Maroubra Junction and Eastgardens.
The pool is located between Bunnerong Road and Anzac Parade, with the entry located on Robey Street.
School uniform is NOT required but sensible sun protective clothing should be worn by students as shady areas are limited. Food will be on sale from the canteen at the pool. The Carnival will be held "rain, hail or shine!".
Roll call will take place at the venue. Students will be required to scan on entry.
ORDER OF EVENTS
Carnival commences at 9am sharp
1 12years 200m Freestyle 2 13 years 200m Freestyle 3 14 years 200m Freestyle 4 15 years 200m Freestyle 5 16 years 200m Freestyle 6 17+ years 200m Freestyle 7 12 years 100m Freestyle 8 13 years 100m Freestyle 9 14 years 100m Freestyle 10 15 years 100m Freestyle 11 16 years 100m Freestyle 12 17+ years 100m Freestyle 13 12 years 50m Breastroke 14 13 years 50m Breastroke 15 14 years 50m Breastroke 16 15 years 50m Breastroke 17 16 years 100m Breastroke 18 17+ years 100m Breastroke 19 12 years 50m Butterfly 20 13 years 50m Butterfly 21 14 years 50m Butterfly 22 15 years 50m Butterfly 23 16 years 100m Butterfly 24 17+ 100m Butterfly 25 12 years 50m Freestyle 26 13 years 50m Freestyle 27 14 years 50m Freestyle 28 15 years 50m Freestyle 29 16 years 50m Freestyle 30 17+ years 50m Freestyle 31 12 years 50m Backstroke 32 13 years 50m Backstroke 33 14 years 50m Backstroke 34 15 years 50m Backstroke 35 16 years 100m Backstroke 36 17+ years 100m Backstroke 37 16 years 800m* Freestyle 38 17+ years 800m* Freestyle 39 15 years 400m Freestyle 40 16 years 400m Freestyle 41 17+ years 400m Freestyle 42 16 years 200m Individual Medley 43 17+ years 400m Individual Medley
* 800m and 400m swimmers will be timed in the SAME event time permitting
AAGPS Swimming Dates 2010
AAGPS Captains Dinner - Monday February 8 5pm Shore School
Additional Swimming Dates 2010
Basketball: Shooting Hoops
What Have You Missed? Over the holidays, there were scrimmages in the gym, involving plenty of our First and Second Grade players and juniors, who are seen as the future of Sydney High Basketball success. Mr B Hayman invited some of the best players in NSW and some international professional players to attend. He and Alex Hayman also played, as the main idea and focus of the games, were to have fun, stay fit and raise the standard of play over the holiday period.
That plan seemed to have worked, with both Firsts and Seconds being very competitive and successful in the tournaments they entered. In a tournament against all the private teams of NSW and some international sides, Sydney High’s 1st Grade side came 2nd, narrowly losing to Newington in the final. At the time, coach Alex Hayman said that High’s performance “was good over the holidays, and he expected an even better performance from the side in the Raschke Cup and in Term 1 2010.”
The 2nds had a similar outcome finishing 2nd overall in their tournament, which was an outstanding effort. The team was missing key players Yixin Liu (Point Guard) and Jasper Garay. Yixin is unfortunately injured and unavailable for the rest of this term. Despite this, he is determined to support the side for the remainder of the season through an assistant coaching role. From these results, Mr B Hayman was confident that 2nd Grade had another opportunity to win the GPS premiership this season, an achievement which has only been achieved once back in 1983.
The History-making Raschke Cup Victories
Mr B Hayman asked Old Boy David Goldman to address the opens squad, prior to the Raschke Cup last Friday (29/1/10). David spoke about how the Old Boys see the current Basketball results as “The pride of Sydney High Sport”. He said that he knew a huge number of Old Boys who religiously checked the newspaper on Sundays and looked for the scores. He also mentioned how he had seen a massive improvement in recent times, and brought his blazer in to show his achievements. He told of how he would never forget significant games when he was at school and told the boys that if they would win the next day they would not forget it for the rest of their lives. Most importantly, he spoke of how lessons are learnt in basketball, the teamwork and its relevance to life after school.
On Saturday the 30th of January, the Raschke Cup took place, with 1st Grade teams competing at Newington’s grounds and 2nd Grade traveling to King’s. Without a doubt, the competition would prove to be a great one for both Sydney High teams, needing to play several games in one day. It was a 9:00 am start for both High teams.
1sts defeated Kings 37 - 29, defeated Shore 41 - 23 and finally St Ignatius 43 - 26, in Pool B. Just like most people expected, Newington topped Pool A and would face High in the finals. 2nds defeated St Ignatius 27 - 21, defeated Scots 55 - 11 and eventually King’s 36 - 20 in Pool B. With St Josephs undefeated in Pool A, they would be the opponents of our formidable 2nd Grade team.
The 1st Grade match showcased magnificent basketball from High, easily matching Newington’s skill. The game went into overtime, with High finally prevailing and taking out the game 40 – 35. 2nd Grade was very dominant in the match up against Joeys, displaying their skill and proving why they were genuine premiership contenders. They took out the game 38 – 26.
With both teams winning the Raschke Cup, they had achieved a feat never achieved before by our school in its entire history. An achievement that rarely occurred, even with other schools. The two teams have now cemented their place in the history of Sydney Boys High and will inspire others in the future. Mr B Hayman said "I am excited that years of hard work has given the school an achievement to be proud of. These boys will never forget the day they made history at Sydney High. It has taken a lot of team sacrifice and I am proud of all involved. I know captain Leo Gordon has laid the challenge down to his team to be undefeated in 2010. This is a very real possibility if we stick together and continue to work within our squad rules and culture."
Without a doubt, there is no one happier than Mr B Hayman, with his efforts and contribution playing a major role in taking Sydney High Basketball to where it is today. His sacrifices and hard work have certainly paid off, and we must certainly thank him.
What Lies Ahead and How You Can Help
With 1st Grade (2nd on the GPS table) playing Newington again this week, a victory against the
table leaders, means an unbeaten 2010 season may lead to a premiership. 2nd Grade is equal second
with Shore and St Ignatius, and only 1 victory behind Newington. They are certainly genuine
premiership contenders and with your support in the stands this week and future weeks, they might
get there! Good luck to both teams!
~ Go High Basketball!
SBHS Rowing Committee
GPS Regatta Season
Grammar Regatta Results
With only one small pontoon available for boating all 17 racing crews there was some congestion getting crews to the starting line and unfortunately one crew missed the start.
We were able to start six Year 8 Coxed Quad Scull crews thanks to Head Year 8 coach, Shahar Merom, three Year 9 Coxed Quad Sculls, two Year 10 Eights, two senior School Fours and a School 1st and 2nd Eight.
NSW Rowing Championships – Saturday 6 February
Scots Regatta – Saturday 6 February
Sydney Boys High Tennis
Match Report - 30 January 2010
1st Grade Report
2nd Grade Report
Tennis at High
Sydney Boys High Cricket
Welcome to the second half of the Cricket Season and a very special welcome to our new Year 7 students who have elected to play cricket. Welcome back also to intermediate and senior players and to the new boys joining these Year groups.
Last Saturday 30th January we conducted trials and assessments at the school cricket nets from 9.00am – 12noon for our Year 7 students and the nets were abuzz with activity, atmosphere, laughter and in fact I believe the spectators even enjoyed some of the performances and antics of the boys. What struck me most, was the tremendous enthusiasm shown by the boys and their willingness to listen and try what the coaches suggested.
Some 35 boys attended, but so did 25 parents and families, the latter who were addressed by the HT of Sport Mark Pavone, encouraging support for the cricket committee. Well done to all, and by the way, the coaches present and assisting told me they had a ball with the group!!
The SOUTHPORT SCHOOL TOUR December 2009 is part of a junior Development exchange programme for Under 15 and Under 14 representative teams from High against not only the Southport school but also Brisbane State High at alternate venues each year. Here are some of the results which indicate High more than holds it’s own against other schools.
SYDNEY BOYS HIGH 5/119 (20) defeated SOUTHPORT SCHOOL 5/114 (20)
SOUTHPORT SCHOOL 10/140 (50) defeated SYDNEY BOYS HIGH 10/88 (38)
A special thanks to Mrs Louise Meroni who arranged lunch and afternoon tea for the boys in a great solo effort.
My thanks also to the parents and coaches who supported the teams with transport, drinks and offers of assistance
Around The Grounds
1st X1 (Day 1) HIGH 5/85 - V - NEWINGTON COLLEGE 10/111
2nd XI (Day 1) HIGH 4/59 - V - NEWINGTON COLLEGE 10/155
16A (Day 1) HIGH 10/122 (39) - V - NEWINGTON COLLEGE 1/93 (23)
15A (Day 1) HIGH 10/72 - V - NEWINGTON COLLEGE 4/113
14A (Day 1) HIGH 10/105 - V - NEWINGTON COLLEGE 1/87
Our last parking rostered period for the season is scheduled for Saturday 27th March for the NSW Waratahs –v- Blues at the SFS who play at 7.40pm. We Need 4 adults and 8 senior players on the night to work with the School’s Parking Coordinator.
With a great turn out a maximum financial return is possible – please volunteer for this special effort. Laurie Heil MIC Cricket
New Parents Welcome Party: Invitation
You are cordially invited to attend the Sydney Boys High School
NEW PARENTS WELCOME PARTY
to be held in The Great Hall, Sydney Boys High School Thursday 25th February 2010 6.30pm to 8.30pm
(please let us know the names of each parent attending and the name and class of your son) n)