High Notes, Vol 11 No 33, October 22 2010
From the Principal
The Phillip Day Memorial Scholarship
State of the Learning Environment
Cost of Utilities
For some time we had a wastage rate of 30,000 litres a day. It is up to all of us to preserve
water. Our society and our planet require our responsible actions. Boys pushing wads of toilet
paper into cisterns cause a lot of waste. Jamming flush buttons has the same effect. I would like
to spend public money on computers or coaches, not on wasted water or plumbers to repair
vandalised toilets. If you see a running tap, turn it off. Please report to the Office or Mr
Barris or me if you notice any appliance that could be leaking.
From the Two Libraries
Moving more Senior resources over to McDonald Library
Now that the McDonald Library has some new shelves the opportunity has been taken by the two librarians to move newer senior resources from 2 specific subject areas over to where the Senior boys are. So some new Art books are making their way on to the Senior shelves and the Environmental Science Collection as ES is a Senior Course is also going over. Maths books are already there.
CONFUSION - SO MAKE USE OF CATALOGUES TO INDICATE WHICH LIBRARY HAS YOUR RESOURCE.
THE LIBRARY CATALOGUE IS AVAILABLE FROM HOME ON STUDENT PORTALS.
SENIORS AND JUNIORS WECOME TO BORROW FROM BOTH LIBRARIES – 2 LIBRARIES CONCEPT
Opportunity for Free Books
The Andrews Library is currently culling fiction and anything over 15 years old is likely to be
put out. Lots of scruffy but still readable favourites are making their way out the door for
students to take.
What’s up in the McDonald Senior Library?
Welcome back to Term 4 in the Senior Library. Year 12 students are now busy with their HSC exams and approach the final days of their school lives. They will be missed although I’m sure for most of them they will be anticipating an exciting and rewarding future in whatever sphere they choose to enter. Year 11s are already beginning their Year 12 and HSC subject studies. Wisely, many of them are already beginning to get into positive work and study mode.
We continue to add new resources to the McDonald Library collection with the latest fiction and non- fiction titles being added. These titles will be available in the new book stand this week.
New Non Fiction
Books added from the Andrews library
From the Office
Letters Re Absence/Lateness/ Early Leave
If your son has an early leave note he is required to have his note signed by either Mr Barris, Mr Dowdell or Mr Prorellis before 8:55 am and handed in to the Main Office immediately after. Each letter should be signed by a parent or guardian with the name, date and roll class of your son printed clearly. Your son needs to pick up a leave pass from the Main Office before he leaves the school.
The Principal must approve all leave applications.
From the Canteen
Welcome to the new Prefects for 2011
Many thanks to the following people for their help last week -
Anne Aylmer , Rebbeca Tsai, Angela Quin, Hua Feng, Tanya Slinko, Elsa Li, Jenni Wong-Romeo Richard James, Jim O'sullivan, Sally Allingham., Robyn Gordon, June Wu, Jenny Yu, Linda Perris, Shilpar Punekar, Louise Warren, Stam Farrugia.
A big thank you especially to Tanya, Richard and Robyn for filling in at the last minute.
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 Sydney Boys High School on 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.
HSC Encore Nominations
Well done to all our HSC Music students who performed outstandingly on our showcase evening at the end of last term before their HSC Performance exam. The boys achieved a stunning record of eleven Encore nominations this year; an amazing effort. Congratulations to Richard Bi, Guangzhi Niu, Allen Parameswaran, Ding Yan (Music Extension) and Jesse Chen, Vivian Le, Lee Ming, Michael Phung, Marcell Rozsa, Michael Wong and Charles Wu (Music 2).
A special congratulation to all the HSC boys who played exceptionally well in their performance exam.
Upcoming Music Events
The Annual Music Assembly will be held on Tuesday 23rd of November 2010 in the Great Hall at 11:30am. We would like to invite parents to come along and celebrate the wonderful achievements of our music students. There will be performances by some of this year’s Encore Nominees, Music Pockets presented to Year 11 musicians eligible for the award and Music Tour highlights.
The Jazz Ensemble will be performing on Sunday afternoon (2pm-5pm) 14th November 2010 at Le Pain Quotidien as part of the young talent development program ‘Soiree to Showcase our Future’. We would like to invite you to come along to hear them play some of their wonderful repertoire and support them in their hard work this year.
Music Tour Reunion Night
We apologise for the rescheduling of the Music Tour Reunion Night due to technical difficulties. The evening has been rescheduled to Monday the 13th of December 2010 at 6:30pm and all tour members and families are invited to attend this evening in the Great Hall. Mr Tony Hannon has spent many, many hours editing the footage so beautifully filmed by Bart Daniels (Yr 10) and Thomas Diep (Yr 11) and will be available on 2x DVDs for all tour members. If you would like to receive your copies on high definition blu-ray discs, please bring in blank discs to Mr Hannon to copy the tour concerts and highlights.
Music Tour Photos and Videos are now accessible on the W Drive, Photo Archive, 2010, Music Tour 2010 (France & Flanders).
The Bulletin Board for Sydney Boys High P & C
Next P&C Meeting – the AGM
Our next P&C meeting will be the Annual General Meeting – 7.30 pm Wednesday 17th November. Please put this date in your diaries. All P&C executive positions will be declared vacant and elections for these positions held that evening.
Positions up for re-election are: President; 2 Vice-Presidents; Treasurer; Assistant Treasurer; Secretary; Assistant Secretary; Student Wellbeing Committee Representative; Parking Coordinator; P&C Catering and Event Coordinator; P&C Website Coordinator; 4 P&C Representatives to SHS Foundation; 4 P&C Alternate Representatives to SHS Foundation; 4 P&C Representatives to School Council; 4 P&C Alternate Representatives to School Council.
Being part of the P&C executive committee is a great way to become involved in the High community and make a contribution to the benefit of all our sons’ education. You come to know people from across many school years and find out lots of information about how things run at the school.
Coles Sports for Schools Campaign
The School has registered to be part of the current Coles Supermarket Sport for Schools campaign, which is running until Sunday 31 October 2010.
Parents and boys can collect vouchers from the cashier when shopping at any Coles Supermarket. Bring these vouchers to School and put them in the box at the Front Office or outside the PE staff room. Even remind your neighbours and relatives to collect vouchers on your behalf. Every $10 spent at Coles Supermarkets will earn a Coles Sports for Schools voucher. The vouchers are redeemable for sports equipment at the end of the promotion.
Upcoming Meetings & Events
Debating Supporters Group AGM – 6.00pm, Tuesday 2nd November, Staff Common
Volunteer Parents Needed for Orientation Day
Tuesday 16th November
Can you spare a couple of hours between 2pm and 4pm; or between 4pm and 6pm?
Please join our team of volunteer parents serving refreshments in the courtyard outside
the Great Hall.
If you speak a language other than English, this will be especially helpful.
Basketball: Shooting Hoops
High VS Riverview
High First Grade defeated Riverview, winning 99-69 with Craig Moller scoring 19 points and Emmett Naar scoring 18.
High Second Grade narrowly lost to Riverview with a score of 45-52 and Blake McGlenchy scoring 15 points and Scott Renzenbrink finishing with 12 points.
Report on Firsts and Seconds Results
Sydney Schools Shootout Premier Division Win
Captain Christian Jurlina later knocked down a triple and Sydney High kept dominating with both
impressive offence and defence to keep Newington out of the game, winning 58-39. High was awarded
the Ken Cole Trophy, named after one of the legendary figures in Australian basketball.
~ Go High Basketball!
Back to the Sheds Day
Saturday 23 October 2010
We welcome the
Highlight Race (at approx 8.45am) …..
The best of the Old Boys take on the School VIII
Enjoy the traditional Shed Barbecue - bacon and egg rolls, juice and barista coffee served throughout the morning.
SBHS Buses Available for Hire
53 SEATER BUS
20 SEATER BUS
Call us for a comprehensive price schedule!
Peter Hatch – 0405 150 013