High Notes, Vol 11 No 29, September 10 2010
From the Principal
Sports Equipment Drive – Coles Vouchers
Debating Double - Hume Barbour & Karl Cramp, 2010
Non-participation in Saturday Sport
Parent Information Evenings
Year 9 2011 Parent Information Evening
Year 11 2011 Parent Information Evening
Year 10 Parent Dinner
Dear Year 10 Parents,
You are invited to attend a night out at Maya Tandoori Restaurant 472 Cleveland Street Surry
R.S.V.P: By Tuesday 21st September
What’s Up in the McDonald Senior Library?
The Senior library has been a busy place recently with Year 11s doing that final bit of study before their end of year exams, Year 12 recovering from their Trial HSC exams and last Friday the Year 10s attended a presentation by the author and filmmaker Tristan Bancks. Tristan exposed students to a multimedia show which asked viewers to use all their senses when they write creatively. Visually he had a slide show of various places and experiences he used when writing his novels as well as playing us a selection of music he gathered to inspire mood and meaning in both writing and filmmaking and taste and touch were also evoked when he described various interesting foods and tactile experiences including peanut butter, marshmallow and jam sandwiches and flights using “jetpacks” where the user straps this to his or her back and flies around for several minutes..
He also showed us how he puts “Book Trailers” together using Adobe software and animation. Book Trailers are short films which promote new books just like film trailers whet our interest in new movies! The librarians are interested in utilizing this technique to promote new library books in the future so if you would like to be involved or lend a hand it would be very well received!
Several new books will be on the display shelf this week too and available for loan.
My Private Pectus by Shane Thamm – fits into the Belonging – Identity area of study as supplementary material. This is “[a] story about footy, cars and a young man who discovers that revealing his greatest secret is the only way to hold onto the people he loves” (from book blurb). This book has been shortlisted for the NT Book Awards and CBC Australian book awards in 2010 and deals humorously and sympathetically with male body image.
The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta – by the same author who wrote Looking for Alibrandi and Saving Francesca this novel, like the previously reviewed, about a young man who deals with the shocks, tragedies and losses that occur in his life and who comes out the other side valuing his family and friends who help him “put the pieces back together” and show him that he is needed equally as they need him. Again might be useful as supplementary material for English study for HSC.
Maestro by Peter Goldsworthy already listed as an HSC text and available as a new copy in the Senior library.
Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan – is a brilliant collection of quirky and
“intriguing, illustrated stories about the mysteries that lurk below the surface of
suburban life.” Shaun has won many awards and accolades for his “sophisticated”
During the last two weeks of term, the High Store will be open on only one day, Wednesday 15th. Two of my wonderful volunteers, Jenni Rajendram and Kate Price have kindly offered to open the store for your end of term purchases on this day. Please note there will be no blazer orders, alterations or pickups.
The Bulletin Board for Sydney Boys High P & C
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. Our callers have received very favourable responses from parents – thank you for your generosity.
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 !
Upcoming Parent Meetings and Events
Saturday, 11th September – Debating Annual Dinner - Great Hall
From the Canteen
Order your lunch and you DON’T miss out!!
Home style food made on site, but we need your help!!
It is pleasing to see students continuing to purchase large volumes of the fresh food we make on site. We mark up our pre-packaged goods to offset the cost of the fresh food and with our volunteer labour, this allows us to keep the price of the healthy homestyle food down - as affordable as possible – and maintain a reasonable profit margin for the school. We absorb any price rises during the year and put prices up, where needed, at the start of each year.
Remember…all Canteen profits are returned to the school for the benefit of our boys’ education and development.
If you have never tried helping in the canteen, why not give it a go? It’s a great way to make a really substantial contribution to our school. No need to wait until next year…. ring and introduce yourself! Even if you can only manage the odd day here and there, every bit of help counts. Just ring the Canteen and offer your services
The direct number for Canteen is 9360 4027. Speak with Karen or Tracey.
The following people will all go into the volunteers draw for a $10 canteen voucher for their
Special mention of the extra people who popped in to help out on Open Day in addition to their
normal days. Thank you to everyone last week.
Saturday 18 September 2010 - Homebush
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
History of GPS Athletics
The GPS Athletics Finals
Athletics Dinner 2010
The Great Hall
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.
The 2010 Athletics Dinner RSVP form is available in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes.
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.
More information and registration –
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
SBHS Buses Available for Hire
53 SEATER BUS
20 SEATER BUS
Call us for a comprehensive price schedule!
Peter Hatch – 0405 150 013