High Notes, Vol 11 No 28, September 03 2010

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From the Principal

High Talent
Well done to Alexander Saunders who has been recommended for promotion to the rank of cadet Under Officer in the Australian Army Cadets. Congratulations to the Sydney High Athletics team on their great performance in the NSW Schools Knockout Competition on August 26. High came second to Westfields Sports High, defeating Barker, St Joseph’s and Shore at the meet. Joshua Tassell won the 100m., Chris Morrow the high jump, Frank Torok the 1500m and Max Kite the shot put. Jeremy Rajendram was third in the long jump. Well done indeed, boys!

Phillip Day Memorial Scholarship – will you apply?
The Phillip Day Memorial Scholarship was established to commemorate the life of our long serving Head Teacher of Social Science and Old Boy. The scholarship is awarded for one or a combination of the following criteria: high talent in a particular area of academic or co-curricular endeavour; particularly good all round achievement; special needs, financial or otherwise. The scholarship has been awarded twice - in 2009 to Alexander Belokopytov (a Year 12 student) and in 2010 to Terence Pham (enrolled in Year 9, 2010).The scholarship is structured for 2011 as a one-off payment of $1200. Who may apply? Any current students or newly enrolled student may apply for the scholarship. How can I apply? Download an application form from www.sydneyboyshigh.com/enrolment /PJ Day Scholarship. The Selection Committee encourages applications from current and newly enrolled students with any special talents or needs or from good all rounders. All applications will be treated confidentially. The closing date for applications is 30 November, 2010.

End of Season Dinners
Thank you to the hardworking members of the Football and Rugby Committees who organised such well patronised and optimistic celebratory dinners last week. For our major winter sports the season ended on a positive note. Importantly, there was also a sense of direction and a plan for improvement that I am confident will be implemented in both sports. The conviction is spreading that our boys will indeed have to be coached and managed more professionally if we are to remain competitive in such a highly resourced and intense sporting environment as the GPS has become. The evenings were a great way to showcase the achievements of the boys and to honour their coaches and managers.

Boggabilla Visit
Another Boggabilla cultural exchange visit was conducted this week. I was pleased to be able to witness a presentation on indigenous men’s health in the ‘Pink House’ or community meeting place that has been the target of High Year 9 fund raising since 2004. The meeting room has now been refurbished and equipped to continue to operate as an important local facility. Aunty Dawn was very appreciative of SBHS efforts to help her community. At the ‘yarn up’ on Tuesday, the community elders agreed that the next project should be the construction of a BMX track on Council land next to the sports field and sports facilities upgrade, being planned by the Moree Plains Shire Council. I met with one of the Council Officers in Moree on Sunday to discuss the drawings and plans for the project. A BMX track would give the local children a place to ride their bikes in safety and not on the busy highways passing through their town.

Open Day
Thank you to Louise Graul, John Walker and all the staff and students who made our Open Day this week a success despite the weather. Open Day has become an annual event that is growing in importance on High’s calendar. It is very crucial for us to make a positive impression on students that might be accepting places in Year 7, considering offers in Years 8-12 or exploring what schools to apply for before sitting the SSET.

Behaviour on trains
Some High Junior School boys were shocked to be held accountable for their behaviour while travelling to school.

An enterprising commuter, upset by their behaviour, took a photograph of them on his mobile phone and emailed me his complaint when he got to work. Before the complainant had lunch that day the boys he complained about had been identified by Mr Barris and had their responsibilities as travellers on public transport forcefully explained to them.
Dr K A Jaggar

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Parent Information Evenings

Year 9 2011 Parent Information Evening
A Parent Information Evening will be held on Monday 13 September in the Great Hall at 6:00 pm to discuss the subjects studied by boys in Year 9 2011.

Year 10 2011 Parent Information Evening
A Parent Information Evening will be held on Tuesday 7 September in the Great Hall at 6:00 pm to discuss the subjects studied by boys in Year 10 2011. Subject Acceleration (in subjects such as Modern History, Geography, Music etc) has been offered to Year 10 boys in past years. In 2011 Year 10 boys will study 3 electives (possibly including an Acceleration subject). The options available to boys for 2011 will be discussed at the meeting. The main focus of the meeting will be relevant for boys interested in subject acceleration.

Year 11 2011 Parent Information Evening
A Parent Information Evening will be held on Monday 13 September in the Great Hall at 7:00 pm to discuss the subjects studied by boys in Year 11 2011.
R Dowdell
Deputy Principal

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Year 12 Parent Meeting

Re: References
Friday 3 September at 9.42 am in The Great Hall

Please ensure all documents are returned to Mrs Northey in the Ante Room by Friday 10 September

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From the Two Libraries



This year for Open Day the Andrews Library acted like the State Library in putting together a rather cutsie antique display of a very unique collection we were donated by one of our Old Boys. This display will remain on the Newspaper Table and on the Andrews Library Noticeboard for a couple of weeks. The Hakluyt Society was formed to put together materials related to World Exploration and the Age of Discovery. This is a great collection for students studying Historiography for their HSC or for Juniors studying the theme of DISCOVERY/EXPLORATION..

We are not usually cutsie or antique with regard to resources in the Andrews Library (only the staff are allowed these privileges) but this collection gave the former History teacher in this Librarian the chance to have lots of fun fishing through the books to find a way to interest our current students who are internet obsessed and our teachers who find the Internet so quick and convenient.

What we found without trying very hard was truly amazing. A great assignment on this would be to challenge boys to find out how amazing these explorers really were by looking through some of this collection.


Havana Bay, Martin Cruz Smith;
the Runaway Jury, John Grisham;
the Von Igelfield Trilogy: The 2½ Pillars of Wisdom, Alexander McCall Smith;
Bright Shiny Morning, James Fury,
the House at Salvation Creek, Susan Duncan

Just Stupid, Andy Griffiths;
Hatchet, Gary Paulsen;
Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident, Eoin Colfer;
the Man in the Iron Mask, Alexandre Dumas;
Night Rise, Anthony Horowitz

Australian Crime: Chilling Tales of our Time, Malcolm Brown;
This is Australia, Robert Billington;
Excel, Revise in a Month: Year 10 Advanced Mathematics, Lyn Baker;
Head over Heels,Sam and Jenny Bailey;
Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps, Alan & Barbara Pease;
Fiasco, the American Military Adventure in Iraq, Thomas E Ricks;
The Encyclopedia of Digital Photography, Tim Daly;
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, John Gray

Dark Knights and Dingy Castles, Terry Deary;
The World of Ripley’s Believe it or Not, ed Julie Mooney,;
Planet Simpson, Chris Turner;
Out of the Fiery Furnace, the Impact of Metals on the History of Mankind, Robert Raymond
Veronica Crothers

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Tournament of the Minds Report

Last Sunday, Sydney Boys High participated in the Tournament of Minds Regional Finals competition at Sydney Girls High School.

The competition consisted of two parts: a long term challenge and a spontaneous challenge. For our LTC we were given 6 weeks to prepare a dramatic solution relating to a particular concept of uniting people of different background (which we presented at SGHS); while in the spontaneous challenge our team was shown a video of a light bulb with facial expressions and we were given 4 minutes to create solutions to a series of questions about the light bulb.

Although we unfortunately were not able to progress to the next level of the competition, we were satisfied with the high level of effort and work that we put in. Special thanks must go to our facilitator, Ms Eggleton, for being able to organise and give us the opportunity to participate in this competition. Experience is key in a competition like this, and we encourage all students to participate in TOM in the future, as a co-curricular achievement.

The language literature team representing Sydney Boys High included: Ming Chin, Andrew Zhang, Thomas Nassif, Edric Wang, Riley Irwin, Robert Tan, Krishnendu Dutta, Vivek Shah and Gananatha Minithantri.
Vivek Shah & Gananatha Minithantri

Tournament of the Minds Report
On 29th August the Tournament of Minds applied technology team, consisting of Christopher Chiam (me), Sooraj Prakash, Suman Prusty, Nicky Pinidiya, Madison Wu, Dominic He and Ganesh Chandrasekharan, who unfortunately couldn’t perform (but provided valuable help nonetheless), went to SGHS to perform our presentation. Our challenge was to research a Lost City having been given a series of clues as to its location and present, as a film and play, our knowledge of this city. After our six weeks of preparation our performance went relatively smoothly and at the end of the day we were happy to achieve Honours for our efforts, which is equivalent to runners up. To complement our long term challenge we also had to produce a solution to a spontaneous question involving the changing moods of a personified light bulb.

All up it was a great day and we are very proud of our achievements. We would also like to thank Ms Eggleton for all her hard work in coordinating and organising TOM at our school!
Christopher Chiam

POSTSCRIPT from Ms Eggleton
It was an absolute privilege to be involved with these students as they worked independently and with commitment in developing their presentation. With no intention of embarrassing Christopher Chiam, I want to reveal that he and Gananatha Minithantri were facilitators for this year’s Tournament, as well as participants. Earlier in the year, Christopher also stepped up, volunteering to orientate the Year 7 team to the Da Vinci decathlon program. This is the sort of leadership of which High boys are capable. It is a wonderful example to set the junior students. Congratulations to all students involved on Sunday. Job well done!!

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Year 10 High Resolves

Since the start of this year, twenty-eight Year 10s participating in the High Resolves program have been working very hard in our community to raise awareness about gender equality. This all started when the High Resolves group was set a challenge of raising awareness about this issue by UN Women, the UN agency in charge of gender equality.

Our challenge was to present an awareness raising program to one all-girls school and one all-boys school, as well as to provide recommendations to UN Women about how to communicate with 14-17 yr olds. This was a very interesting challenge. We thought that boys advocating women’s’ rights could be very effective in raising awareness.

Over terms 2 and 3 we prepared a presentation and video to use at the schools and on Friday 13th August representatives from the group went next-door to SGHS to present the program to Years 7-9.

Jonathan Adhika presented very well and everything went smoothly. Later, on Friday 27th August, a different group took a bus to Sydney Technical High School to present the same program. After the first hostilities from the boys at Tech, they all settled down and we had a great presentation from Patrick Krakovsky and Ming-En Chin.

We also started a youtube channel and facebook page to help interact with the students. Please go on to these sights and support what we are trying to do.
(Facebook group called Gender Equality at SBHS)

We would like to thank Lee Martin (representative from High Resolves), the advisors from Deloitte, Mr Walker, Mr Coan and Mr Cipolla for their help and support.
Toby Funston

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SBHS Debating

This is the last week of debating for 2010! We have had a wonderfully successful year with special congratulations again to our Year 12 PDC team bringing home the Hume Barbour Trophy with our Year 11s still contesting the Karl Cramp.

We have had a great season across both the Eastside and FED competitions. With Year 12 winning and Year 10 runners up in the Eastside comp. Not to be outdone Year 11 then took out the FED competition and Year 8 with a strong showing to be runners up!

Again, however, GPS championship has eluded us with Grammar and Iggies proving tough competitors. Invariably these rounds are the highest standard debates of the year and should be a wake-up call for all boys who have not been taking coaching or debating seriously across the year.

A sincere thanks to all the boys who have acted as Chair and Timekeeper throughout the year - without these student volunteers our debates simply would not run!!

See you all at the Debating Dinner – Saturday 11th September

GPS – Round 7 v Kings

Boys are reminded to be READY AND WAITING for topics BY 5.45pm. This failure to do so will result in topics being released without you and you will miss valuable prep time.
Topic Area: International Issues

Year 7B failed to pack up their rooms in Round 6 and will be responsible for setting up ALL DEBATES

Firsts 0 1 - 0 0 1   2
Seconds 1 1 0 1 0 1   4
Thirds 1 0 0 1 1 1   4
10A 1 1 0 1 1 1   5
10B 1 1 1 1 0 1   5
9A 1 1 1 1 0 1   5
9B 1 1 1 0 0 1   4
8A 0 1 0 1 0 1   3
8B 1 1 1 0 1 0   4
7A 0 1 0 1 0 0   2
7B 1 0 1 1 0 0   3

More information can be found at www.sydneyhigh.org.au/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.

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Debating Dinner 2010

Saturday 11 September

The annual dinner to celebrate debating at High will conclude the debating season. It will be the week after the final debate of the GPS competition. We will also be thanking our staff and coaches for their great work on all of the competitions that High enters.

This year’s Debating Dinner is being held on
Saturday September 11 in the Great Hall at 6.00 pm.
The cost of the dinner will be $35 per adult/student.
A special price for siblings under 10 years of age has been negotiated at $25. Parents BYO


Payment for the dinner can be made at the main office. NO bookings can be accepted after this date as catering numbers must be finalised.

WHAT SHOULD I DO? Detach the form [included in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes]. Next, pay your money at the main office
ANY QUESTIONS? Email the Debating Support Group This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Can you help with dinner set up? email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Dinner Co-ordinator


The 2010 Debating Dinner RSVP form is available 
in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes.
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High Society

The Bulletin Board for Sydney Boys High P & C

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

Thank you to Open Day Parent Volunteers

Thank you to all our volunteers who helped out on the P&C refreshment stall for Open Day this week. Your contribution is very much appreciated. Your knowledge of the School and the parent community was very welcome conversation for all our visitors.

Capital Campaign 2010

A reminder for parents to expect telephone calls from fellow parents over the next few weeks to discuss any questions you may have about Capital Campaign 2010.

Annual Dinners

We are in the season of Annual Dinners. If you would like to contribute some feed back on any of these events, go to the P&C BLOG with your username and password to post a comment.

Sydney Boys High Big Night Out - 2011

Our esteemed leader and organiser of this now longstanding start of year event (Chinese New Year, Multicultural Night) is stepping aside – but we hope Charles will still be available for consultation !

The P&C is looking for a parent or groups of parents who would like to head up the organising committee for next year’s Big Night Out to be held toward the end of March 2011. Planning will start at the beginning of Term IV. Please contact Julie Connolly 0418 470 203, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to discuss.

Upcoming Parent Meetings and Events

6.00pm, Tuesday 7th September - Parent Information Evening on Subject Acceleration for Year 10, 2011 - Great Hall
7.00pm, Tuesday 7th September - Rowing Committee Meeting - Staff Common Room
6.00pm, Wednesday, 8th September – Cricket Committee Meeting – Staff Common Room
Saturday 11th September - Debating Annual Dinner - Great Hall
6.00pm, Monday 13th September – Year 9, 2011 Parent Information Evening - Great Hall
7.00pm, Monday 13th September - Year 11, 2011, Parent Information Evening - Great Hall
6.30pm, Thursday 16th September - Athletics Annual Dinner - Great Hall
1:30pm, Tuesday 21st September - Year 12 Farewell Assembly and Afternoon Tea - Great Hall
6.00pm, Wednesday 22nd September - Rugby Committee Meeting - Staff Common Room

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From the Canteen

We appreciated the help of the following people last week.....Linda Yang, Jenny Hu, Agnes Leo, Mai Ip, Yan Mei Yin, Jian Ping, Jenni Rajendram, Jeffi Wu, Faye Huang, Carrie Waring, Alana Liang, Liz O'Hare, Ying Fang, Ming Lee, Helen Torok, David Mah. Thank you all very much.
Thank you
The Canteen Team

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From the High Store

The High Store is offering Sydney High Lacoste polo for well below cost at $20. Only 8 in stock to clear, 4 Med & 4 Large.

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Gifted and Talented Film Making Excursion to Fox Studios

Copyright or Copywrong

On Friday the 27th August fifteen selected Yr 9 Film Making students attended an excursion to Fox Studios funded by the schools Gifted and Talented program.

The school was invited to send a small group of students along to what was called a Civics and Citizenship Youth Challenge. The name given to the one day program was Nothing Beats the Real Thing! The Youth Challenge brought together students from different schools and film industry representatives, to explore the issues involved and the impact that film piracy has upon our society.

The day challenged students about their views on intellectual property and creativity. It asked them to come up with civics and citizenship strategies that will help society address the ethical dilemma of film piracy. It raised questions that students face almost daily in today’s digital age. However, the answers they receive are not always accurate. Some of these questions were:

‘Is it OK to copy this movie for a friend?’
‘Can I take this film clip and put it on my website?’
‘It’s OK to download the latest film release to watch at home, right?’

The excursion gave the students the opportunity to investigate how copyright, creativity and citizenship shape our society, and to do so in a unique setting. The main part of the day was held in Sound Stage 7 – where scenes from films such as ‘The Matrix’, ‘Australia’ and ‘Superman’ were all filmed.

Teachers who attended were asked to act as workshop facilitators as the students put together some fantastic and highly imaginative role plays. We also received resources and learning strategies that will help implement similar Civics and Citizenship programs across the curriculum back at our own schools.

A highlight of the day was getting to meet industry professionals who are currently working at Fox Studios on both films and television programs. We got to have a sneak peak at scenes from the film Tomorrow When the War Began’ and saw how the sound is added through various stages in post production. The students also had a chance to talk with an editor working on the current television program X Factor about the programs he uses and the way he works.

The students who attended from our school are to be commended for their excellent behaviour, for their provocative and engaging ideas and for their contribution to the day. Students from our school won prizes for best role play and best male actor.

I would like to thank the school for supporting this inspiring and informative gifted and talented opportunity.
Bonnie Collignon
Film Making / Creative Arts Department

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AAGPS Athletics

Saturday 18 September 2010 - Homebush

Not long now until the 2010 AAGPS Athletics Championships and we are looking forward to it. It is a day the whole school looks forward to, a day filled with history, pride and tradition. This is a big day on the AAGPS school calendar and quite a spectacle for both competitors and spectators. So put on your blue and brown and come and cheer.

The school will be providing transport to Homebush with limited seats. The bus leaves the school at 9.00am from Cleveland St and will be returning to Anzac Parade at approximately 4.00pm. Cost is $10 per student for SBHS students only. Permission letters are available at the school office.

Sydney Boys and GPS Athletics
Come support our High Athletes in the AAGPS Athletics Championships at Homebush on the 18 September 2010. This is an opportunity for you to support our athletes who are competing in the prestigious AAGPS Athletics competition. This is the best school Boys Athletics competition in Australia. Standards are high. High School has the reputation of having the friendliest and most inclusive team in the competition.

History of GPS Athletics
Official competition commenced in 1892. In 1912 the competition was divided into two levels – Senior and Junior. Trophy Senior: first awarded in 1895. The Shield has Championship Shield for Athletics engraved on it. Trophy Junior: first awarded in 1912. Presented to Athletic Association of the Great Public Schools of NSW 11th May 1895. Junior Athletic Championship AAAGPS is engraved on it. Engraved on the back is The Ladies Challenge Plate.

The GPS Athletics Finals
The GPS Athletic season is run in the last four weeks of Term 3. The season culminates in the AAGPS Athletics carnival held at Homebush. Here the nine AAGPS schools compete against each other in two different age division. Boys from each year group represent Sydney Boys in these divisions. They compete in front of nearly 10,000 spectators.


Cold, windy night... Joeys and Shore on the prowl. The Sydney High athletics team showed up to the NSW Schools Knockout Competition on the 26/08 in their brand new school bus with their game faces on – it was time to take care of some business. We were determined to put on a show and refused to leave without a medal. We had some wins early in the night with Josh Tassell coming first in the 100m with a time of 11.12, Chris Morrow in the High Jump at a height of 2.00m, Frank Torok in the 1500m with a time of 4.08.05, and Max Kite with an immense throw of 14.94m. With 3 events remaining, the Senior Team and Mr Devlin could feel the pressure with a chance at nationals slipping away.

A great performance by Anosh Kanagaratne in the 400m and an exceptional effort in the Medley Relay, secured our runners up position, only 10 points behind Westfields and well in front of Shore and Joeys. There was great effort from the Juniors and Intermediate teams coming 8th and 5th respectively. The great performance and soaring confidence of the team makes us a real threat for the upcoming GPS season.

Men - Senior - Team Rankings - Events Scored
1) Westfields Sports High Sch   213        
2) Sydney Boys High School      203   
3) Barker College               195.50     
4) St. Joseph's College         193   
5) The Hills Sports High School 190        
6) Cherrybrook Technology HS    188.50
7) Shore                        188        
8) St. Aloysius' College        172   
9) Marist College, Eastwood     161    


The first invitational carnival was held at ES Marks on the 28/08 hosted by Sydney High and Sydney Grammar. The conditions were favourable and there was a lot of support from the parents and coaches assisting with the operation of the events. There was a lot of participation in the juniors with Dominic Mah and Ivor Metcalf both coming first in hurdles and in the seniors with Chris Morrow coming first in the High Jump and Scott Renzenbrink in the 200m. It was disappointing to see such a poor turnout from the Sydney High boys especially due to all the effort from the coaches and parents. There are only two carnivals remaining so come out and have a go.

A big thank you to:The parent/teacher officials:
James O’Sullivan, Tharanga Panilla, Steven Leo, Terry Lancaster, Antonio Meroni, Linda Metcalf, Shamal Panilla, David Mah, W Baldock, Tilak Gunaratne, Peter Krakovsky, Rachel Powell, Tony Hannon and Bruce Gordon.

The committed prefects:
Michael Ambrose, Puneet Baweja, Andrew Blomberg, Joseph Braverman, Andre Brokman, Dominic Edgtton, Leo Gordon, Alex Koerber, Yixin Liu, Maxwell Phillis, Joshua Sutton, Kieran Taylor and Avindu Vithanage.

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Volleyball Report

With the Year 12 Trial Examinations on, Sydney High’s First Grade Volleyball team was up against a strong looking Scots side. The Scots College won some pivotal points, which resulted in a tight first set which Sydney High narrowly won. However, as High found its rhythm, we quickly closed out the game in a 3-setter.

The following week saw us come against the full strength Grammar side, who proved to be dangerous opponents in our previous meeting (as they had many match points over us). However, with the largest Sydney High crowd I’ve seen at a volleyball match behind us, we felt much more confident this time around. We started the match off strongly which led to a reasonable difference between our scores, however, as the match developed, Grammar slowly caught up. At the end of the first set, it was point for point, however, with dominant hitting and blocking from Chris Morrow, High took the first set 26-24. After this slightly shaky first set, everyone started to play better.

The second set was much easier than the first one as the Grammar side had their morale crushed from the previous set. The third set proved much the same despite a late surge from our opponents which was combated with our newly implemented 7-man play. Thanks again to Mr. Kay for his strategic coaching which allowed the Year 12s to end their last GPS game with a win. This win solidifies Sydney High as GPS Champions for another year and sets us up for the Honours challenge at the end of the year in Melbourne.
Merlin Li

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Sports Donations

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.

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School Students Transport Scheme (SSTS)

School Student Code of Conduct – Students travelling on buses must:-

  • Dip school bus pass or pay the fare when joining the bus. This is particularly important as the data collected from the on bus fare collection system may be used for service planning purposes
  • Use school specials when provided
  • Vacate seats for adults when requested
  • Follow the driver’s instructions about safety on the bus
  • Respect the needs and comfort of other passengers
  • Behave appropriately at all times (e.g. no offensive language, no throwing things)
  • Protect bus property (e.g. no vandalism)

Students are reminded to:-

  • Only use the school bus pass for its intended purpose i.e. for travel between home and school (does not include travel to and from sporting activities)
  • Maintain possession of the school bus pass at all times.

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.

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The High Rowing Challenge

It’s back on ….The High Rowing Challenge starts Saturday 11 September 2010

Old boys, school community, parents and friends If you would like to relive your rowing experience or you'd like to try rowing for the first time ... get involved in the Annual High Rowing Challenge. All ages and abilities welcome.

Enjoy early morning rowing for 6 Saturdays with experienced coaches and coxswains. Enter your own crew of 8 or join others in a crew. It all culminates with a fun mini-regatta on the Back to the Sheds Day.

$300 per seat


  • 6 Saturday dawn training/tuition sessions - 11/18/25 September and 9/16/23 October
  • Boat, coach and coxswain per crew
  • Post training barbecue breakfasts
  • Mini Regatta Day racing and ‘Back to the Sheds’ Brunch and Presentation – Saturday 23rd October

More information and registration
Contact Julie Blomberg at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0416 061759

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End of Season Rifle Dinner

Help celebrate a great year of High Rifle Shooting by attending the 2010 End of Season Rifle Dinner

When? Sunday 19th September 2010, 12:00pm

Where? The Outterside Centre, Teviot Ave, Abbotsford

Who? Students, parents, coaches, friends and supporters. Dress - Full school uniform for students, smart casual for visitors

Why? To acknowledge the commitment and achievements of all our shooters and because friendships made through sport last a lifetime

Cost? $30/person. Payable to the school office by Friday 10th September.

Please note this is a BYO alcohol function for adults.

The 2010 Rifle Shooting Dinner RSVP and payment form is 
available in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes.
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Athletics Dinner 2010

The Great Hall
Thursday 16th September
6.30pm for 7.00pm

Athletes, Parents, Guardians, Teachers and Coaches,

Athletics invites you to attend the Athletics dinner for the athletes who competed in the 2010 GPS season.

The evening is an opportunity for the boys to revisit the triumphs and shared experiences of their season. The GPS Team will be announced on the night and there will be prizes for the most improved athlete in each age group. It is also a great opportunity for parents to socialise and show support. I would appreciate your support on this occasion – so please come along.

Please complete the slip [available in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes] and return it to Mr Devlin at school or email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it The cost of the dinner is $30 for adults and $25 for students. The athletic captain and junior captain will collect a $5 contribution for the coaches’ gift. Your payment must be made to the front office by Monday 13th September. The dinner is a BYO function for adults.

Yours Faithfully,
Robert Devlin
MIC Athletics

The 2010 Athletics Dinner RSVP form is available 
in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes.
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Year 8 Family Dinner

Sydney Boys High Parents, students and siblings are invited to our

Year 8 Family Dinner

6.00pm at the Great Hall, Friday 17 September 2010

Cost $25.00 per person (excludes drinks)
Caterer: Wild Rocket Catering

The dinner will be attended by our year adviser Robert Devlin who will speak briefly and is happy to answer questions.

Please return the form [available in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes] with your payment to the office by 8 September 2010.

If you have any queries, please contact Anne Wall on 99690813

The 2010 Year 8 Family Dinner RSVP form is available 
in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes.
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Driving Lessons at SBHS

Learn to drive safely, correctly and competently with confidence!

Driving lessons are now available to students of Sydney Boys High School who are L plate or P plate drivers.

Peter Hatch, the school’s bus driver, is also a fully qualified professional driving instructor. We are pleased to announce that in association with Bamster Driving School, a dual control manual transmission vehicle is now available to SBHS students for lessons.

Price: $50.00 per hour (minimum one hour)

Where: Lessons will start and finish at the school

When: Lessons are available before and after school. During school hours, lessons are also available, subject to Peter’s school bus driving commitments

For further information and bookings, please contact:

Peter Hatch – 0418 169 095

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