High Notes, Vol 12 No 11, April 29 2011
From the Principal
Welcome back to Term 2
Welcome all students and staff to the busiest term of the
year. Years 12 and 9 have commenced their assessment examinations and they will be followed by
Years 11 and 10 next week. From then on teachers are busy assessing students and reporting on
their progress. Everyone in the school community needs to focus on good communication with
stakeholders during this important term. We are emphasising: listening to student voice keeping
more scores more often explicit teaching of literacy across the curriculum
Chris Morrow was selected in the Australian U19 Volleyball team to tour
Thailand. Chris is the only NSW player to make the squad. The Australian team finished 4th at the
Asian Volleyball championships in the U21 division. Congratulations! Rostrum ‘Voice of
Youth’ local finals – winners: Nishant Paul & Nakul Bhagwat (Year 12) and Kushaal
Vyas (Year 10). Well done boys! In the National Latin Examination six students achieved gold
medal awards – Samuel Beston, Lawrence Cai, Declan Gorey, Ryan Gu and Jeffrey Tang.
Excellent results, boys! CHS Sailing Regatta results were strong this year – In Laser
Radials ( Marcus James was 2nd and Ennes Mehmedbasic 3rd . In Pacers for the Joint Coal Board
Trophy, Daniel Fang and Dexter Gordon retained the trophy for High, followed by David Evans and
Kai Matsumoto, with Darren Taing and Tiger Zhang, 3rd. Congratulations to all competitors and
thank you to Richard James, the Sailing Committee and Graham Moody for giving up their holidays
to make a High team participation possible. Well done again to High’s Marching Band for
their performance at the Anzac Day March. Given the weather I was particularly proud to see them
marching and playing in their uniforms, oblivious to the conditions. They were a credit to
themselves and the school.
Anna Barry has been appointed to replace Mary Boukatos in English and
Andrew Carman has been appointed to replace Michael Smith in Science. Eleanor Hanlon is relieving
for Claire Reemst who is on long service leave for all of term two.
Head of the River. Many boys in the squad were struck down
with a virus during their last week of preparation, weakening their capacity to get the best out
of their boats. The Year 10 second VIII had a scratch crew with a few boys very new to sweep oar
rowing. They rowed out the race and courageously finished. The first Year 10 VIII also found the
going tough. The second VIII had the shed’s best row at 10.45% off the pace. The 1st VIII
could not capitalise on a favoured lane draw and finished in 6.27.84. Unfortunately, we could not
break the 10% barrier this year. I encourage more boys to get involved in rowing to support the
school and help restore our competitiveness in this important sport.
Congratulations to all competitors in the CHS Championships.
Gold medal performances were achieved in: Championship Mens Coxless Quad scull ( Purcal,
Andrews Eveleigh Caetano); U 16 Single scull (Comninos); U15 Double scull ( Zhang, Yi); U15
Coxless Quad scull (Tan, Nixon, Zhang, Yi); U16 Coxless Quad scull (Trang, Guan, Fang, Comninos);
Championship Mens Eight (Purcal, caetano, Andrews, Montanaro,Ovadia, Eveleigh, Wilcox, Petrie, c
Silver Medals - Championship Mens Pair (Liao, De Nigris), U15 Coxless Quad Scull (Tinker,
Chan, Huyen, Kong), U17 Coxless Quad scull (Tran, Keogh,Chan, Pereira), U16 Coxless Quad scull
(Pan, Lu, Chen, Lin), Championship Mens Eight (Martin, Gorey, Bonch-Osmolovsky, De Nigris,
Gollan, Liao, Tang, fang, c. Tran), U16 Double scull Fang, Comninos),
Bronze Medals were won by: U15 Double scull (Nixon, Tan); Championship Mens Coxless Quad
scull (Martin, Chan, Bonch-Osmolovsky, Gorey); Championship Mens Pair (Ovadia, Fang), U15 Coxless
Quad Scull (Malouf, Huang, Luo, Mao), Championship Mens Eight (Li, Collier, Keogh, Tran, Li,
Chan, Pereira, Wang, c. Xing), U16 Double scull (Rong, Tran); U15 Single scull (Nixon).
Dr K A Jaggar
From the Office
Letters Re Absence/Lateness/ Early Leave
When your son returns to school from being
absent he is required to provide a letter of explanation signed by a parent or guardian. If your
son is going to be late for school a note is also required. Alternatively you may contact the
school by phone on 9361 6910 and dial “4” for the absentee line.
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.
If you require leave for your son please, apply in writing and address your
application to the Principal, Dr Jaggar, stating the reason and length of time of the leave. Your
son must then present this application to Dr Jaggar for permission for the leave. Please
remember to apply before the leave and not after.
The Principal must approve all leave applications.
Wet Weather Information – Saturday Sport
For regular updates on Saturday sport during times of inclement weather, parents and students are
asked to check the school’s website throughout the day. The information can be found by
going to the school’s website at www.sydneyboyshigh.com then by clicking on the fixture
details under the heading of ‘Upcoming events’ i.e. Saturday, May 1 SHS v NC.
Cancellations can then be found by scrolling down the page to the specific sport and team. If
there is no information specific to sport cancellations then assume by default that sport will go
ahead. Please note that the current ‘Sports Wet Weather line’ is inoperable.
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.
Sydney High School Rifle Club coaching seminar
The Sydney High School Rifle Club was
honoured to host a legend of Australian rifle shooting who delivered a coaching seminar for
students at the ANZAC Rifle Range on 9 April 2011.
Seminar presenter Don Brooks is a three time Australian Olympian (1972, 1976 and 1988); a three
times Australian Commonwealth Games representative (1974, 1978 and 1986); smallbore world
champion and world record holder.
He was, therefore, eminently qualified to deliver an excellent presentation on building a perfect
shooting position, and the elements of sports psychology used by elite level shooters.
The seminar comprised classroom lectures and a fullbore range shooting session at 300m.
The lessons learned by all who attended will serve them well for the remainder of their shooting
Old boys Ishan Nadkarni, Daniel Comben and Sam Kremer assisted with the conduct of the day.
Thanks are also due to our magnificent Shooting Master, Cathy Meaney.
Sydney High School Rifle Club Inc.
At the end of term 1 the first practical assessments were completed. In recognition of our Term 1
High Performers and Most Improved students a notice board Room 901 will display their names. It
is hoped that this will inspire more students to higher efforts. A permanent board similar to the
1.6k Honour Board is also being considered by the faculty.
Sport Skill Assessment High Performers
21 sec, 0 errors: Marshall Li 24 sec, 0 errors:Braden Angell, Michael Chang,
Kevin Chen, Jackson Lam,Vithuran Puvanendran, Andrew Wu 25 sec, 0 errors: Max Chao,
Brian Huang,Ian Huang ,Brian Leung, Arjun Punekar, Marco Stojanovik, Shuming Wang
Kenneth Ho,Maurice Lam, Tony Li, Terence Pham,Anirudh Ramesh,Thilan Subasinghe,Terrence
23 sec, 0 errors:Dennis Ghezelbash,Marco Stojanovik 25 sec, 0 errors:Khusheal
Vyas, Arjun Punekar 26 sec, 0 errors:Marcus James
21 sec, 0 errors: Mitchell Flynn, Eugene Lee, Nathan Sutton
25 sec, 0 errors: Daniel Haslam 26 sec, 0 errors: Tyson Zhang 27 sec, 0
errors:Kevin Liang, Adil Nadir
25 sec, 0 errors: Bevan Lin 27 sec, 0 errors:Max Li, Hoang Khiem Pham
Sport Skill Assessment Improved Performers
Andrew Cha, Micheal Chang, William Chang, Timothy Chung,Bill Deng, Denny Dien, Sherman Du, Xu
Dong Feng, George Dzero, Brian He,Ian Huang, Ken Huang, Ken Li, Marshall Li, Brian
Leung, Simon Luong, Jeffery Ni, Alex Nguyen, Anthony Nguyen, Alan Stoneham, Daniel Tam,
Dominic Tran, Andrew Vu, Austin Wang, James Wang, Denis Wong, Wilbert Wu, Jerry Yip, Anthony
Kenneth Ho, Maurice Lam, Anirudh Ramish,Thilan Subasinghe,Wilbert Wu
Daniel Cordas,Danny Vo
Jeremy Chan, Allan Loi,Erwin Riley, Andrew Shi,Brian Truong, Eric Yu
Andrew Cao, Burton Chen, Toby Chen, Brandon Thai
Marc Betbeder-Matibet,Brian Chan, Jacky Deng,Richard Hao, Jonathon Wu,Angelo Yan, Carl Yang
Jaiden Chin, Evan Han,Alex Hossain,Tahmeed Hossein,Anthony Taing
Congratulations to all these students.
Phillip J Day Scholarship Dinner
You are invited to the
Phillip J Day Scholarship Dinner
Time: 7.00 pm on 31 May 2011
Venue: Great Hall
RSVP: 26 May 2011
Host: Daniel McPherson, Class of 1997 (Host of Dancing with the Stars, City Homicide and
Speaker: Tom Cusbert, Class of 2002, University Medallist (2008)
(a corporate, tax deductible professional learning opportunity) $60 per head
The Phillip J Day Scholarship Dinner RSVP form is available
in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes.