High Notes, Vol 12 No 3, February 18 2011

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From the Principal

Speech Night
On Tuesday night we welcomed back Peter Sams (1973) as our special guest to deliver the Occasional Address. Peter spoke of his time at High playing the cello in the school orchestra and of being inspired to become a musician. He trained and worked as a music teacher before moving careers to become an Industrial Officer with the AWU. He joined the Labor Council in 1982. His career in industrial relations and Labor politics culminated in his appointment as Deputy President of the Industrial Relations Commission (1998) and of Fair Work Australia (2010). Peter spoke about the changing nature of the Australian workplace and that career changes were common and expected. He outlined some rights and responsibilities of workers and employers. His message was to be flexible and to follow the career path that will give you most satisfaction.

I would like to thank John Walker and Lynne Williams for all the work they did in organising the evening. Thank you to the musicians who were so impressive on the night.

Summer Sports Assembly
It was a pleasure to have Hall of Fame athlete David Hall as our guest speaker at the summer sports assembly. David spoke of his journey as a person, overcoming the loss of both legs after a road accident and making excellence in wheelchair tennis the driver of his life. His representation at four Paralympic Games, with gold, silver and bronze medals, is testimony to his ability, longevity, dedication and strength of character. He talked about setting goals, writing them down and displaying them prominently as motivators for our training, practice or study. An edited version of my address to the assembly is reprinted below:

"Thank you to Mr Loizou for his organisation and promotion of High swimming in 2010. I trust that everyone will support the school swimming carnival on Monday. Our swimming program needs all the best senior swimmers we have to make the effort to compete for the school on Friday nights. We had quite a good team of seniors for GPS last year but they were mostly in Year 12. We have half a dozen highly talented junior swimmers who will win in a variety of events but we need more participation from our senior swimmers. Let’s get behind the program, boys.

"Water polo has been doing better in the junior competition and, despite variable access to training pools, is building in skill. Ms Evans has managed the sport well, with expert assistance from Sydney University Sports coaches. We need more players in this sport too.

"Sailing has established itself at Double Bay Sailing Club and through Sydney High School Sailing Inc is negotiating a medium term occupancy agreement. Two sailors are accessing the very strong Laser racing program conducted by the Double Bay Sailing on Saturday afternoons. Some Old Boys have joined the Association and are using the school boats for Sunday sailing. Mrs Collignon is taking leave to have a baby and we thank her for her efforts managing sailing over several years. Mr Moody has taken over as MIC. Thank you to him for taking on the role. Our coach, Old Boy Adam South, continues to build links for our program. The Sailing Committee, chaired by Richard James, is active in supporting the sport.

"Mr David Deep, of Indeep International, is managing the tennis program for us. He is supplying coaches and administration in his dual roles of MIC tennis and coach of first grade. I would like to thank him for all his work. A Tennis Committee is reforming and I wish it well in the coming season. After five years of helping to repay the tennis court development loan, tennis is finally able to access the refurbished courts free of charge. The first grade squad performed much better in the trial season, finishing third overall. The boys maintained their regimen of weights and sprints and are showing the benefits. The stage is set for some improved competition results from our boys in first and second grade this term. They have set themselves performance goals.

"You can only develop positive motivation about your chosen sport within a coherent belief structure and values system. You also need strongly desired and clearly defined goals in harmony with those beliefs and values. Often at High we have boys who really want to do well at sport but their motivation is weakened by conflicting values and responsibilities: for example, family or cultural commitments, coaching, transport issues, family resistance to time demands or part time work. These are called ‘secondary gains’ and they can sabotage performance or cause boys to drop out of a sport altogether if they are not identified and resolved. As part of this process, establishing a personal values hierarchy is useful. Take 5 minutes to list the things you value (say family, friends, education, sport, leisure) and then rank them in order of importance to you now. Ask yourself how much time you spent last week on each of these areas of life that you value. Did the hierarchy of time spent match your hierarchy of values? If not, then you need to reconsider what you value or take steps to realign important values and time. To perform well you have to have the right state of mind. I hope all the boys named here today have success in their chosen sport as a high ranking value in their personal hierarchy. Congratulations to all boys who have been selected in GPS teams to represent their school. "

Parking Policy changes
Due to the auditor’s ruling on paying GST on all parking proceeds, and as the Swans no longer require a priority parking arrangement for their members, parking revenues are likely to fall. In addition, several co-curricular programs spent anticipated funds last year instead of restricting expenditures to actual funds received. I have decided that financial accountability needs to be tightened. As a first step, the school will increase the income exemption for a single parking event from $500 to $550. The levy of 38% of the net income beyond $550 for any parking event will remain. The proceeds of the levy will be divided evenly between the P & C and the school. The P&C has pledged its 50% to the Sydney Boys High School Building Fund. The school’s 50% is used to pay for Parking Coordinator services and for a part time Groundsman. The next step is to make the MIC and the P&C Committee jointly responsible for the financial management of school activities. The release of parking funds from school trust accounts will be triggered by compliance with financial accounting responsibilities.

School Council Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Sydney Boys High School Council will be held on Wednesday, March 16 in the Boardroom at 1745 ahead of the regular meeting of the Council at 1800.

Reminder about the Principal’s Seminars
Financial seminars are being held on February 21 and 28 to explain the new accountability protocols. It is a requirement of the role that program managers attend one of these seminars. It is also required that where an activity has a P & C Committee, a member of that committee also attends. Most activities are not yet registered. Please contact my Assistant on 93616910 ext. 114 to register for one of the seminars. Failure to attend a seminar may result in forfeiture of parking proceeds for the co-curricular activity concerned.
Dr K A Jaggar

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Selective high schools placement test

17 March 2011

The selective high schools test is held annually for Year 6 students wishing to enter a selective government high school. For key dates, online applications and more information for parents, see www.schools.nsw.edu.au/learning/k-6assessments/shsplacement/index.php 

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Peer Mediation at SBHS

Hey got a problem? Get peer mediated!
Peer mediation is a program run by a select group of Year 11 students which seeks to solve conflict between students without getting teachers involved. The program seeks to help the students resolve their issues while under the guidance of the Year 11 students. The program is confidential and stays between the peer mediators (Year 11 students) and the students who have a problem with each other.

How it works
When two students have a disagreement they are to email the following address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it requesting a Peer Mediation session. From this point Ms Barr will receive the request and will appoint two Peer Mediators to accompany the disputers in a closed off room, whereby the two students will eventually resolve their problem and sign an agreement to not create more problems with each other.

Remember. The email address is: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Adam Booth & Thomas Zhang

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Die Deutsche Frage

Karsten Michael aus der siebten Klasse hat festgestellt:

Coup Kuh Q - werden alle gleich ausgesprochen (are all pronounced the same!) One means a political uprising (as in Egypt), the second a ruminant with seven stomachs and the third is just a letter. BUT – they all have a different article: Der Coup, die Kuh, das Q. Gratuliere, Karsten!!!

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From English

Term 1 is now well under way and the English faculty would like to welcome our Year 7 students and parents as well as those new students who are settling into other years. If you have any queries regarding the program of English your son is undertaking this year please contact either your son’s English Teacher or Ms Trompetter for assistance.

I am sure that you will all agree that confident and articulate skills in the key English areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking are critical not only for the achievement of academic excellence but vital for success in both tertiary and work contexts. We appreciate your support in the following areas – wide reading and homework. In lives that are increasingly frenetic and framed by technology the quiet act of reading books for pleasure is sometimes lost and this loss has a very real impact, not just on our appreciation of an increasingly complex world, but also on the development of sophisticated analytical and creative writing skills. The English staff are committed to encouraging wide-reading and reading suggestions will be distributed to all students in Years 7-10. Your help in ensuring that your son is reading regularly and often at home will assist our faculty focus on wide-reading this year. Newspapers, magazines, biographies, novels... make it a family affair...a point of family debate and conversation.

In addition to encouraging wide-reading we expect all students to complete English homework regularly, thoroughly and with due regard to given dead-lines. This homework may take the form of specific assignments or consist of the completion of class writing tasks.

The following opportunities are available for Year 12 Extension 2 students to refine their writing skills and gain valuable insights into the production of their Major Works:

  • Extension 2 Study Day and Workshops on Sunday 13th March Beverley Hills High School - interested students can see Ms Trompetter for registration details.

'WriteNow' is a creative writing competition for students in Years 7-9 – entries close April 4th. Information and entries are available from the English faculty. This competition is sponsored by the Sydney Morning Herald and the Sydney Writers Festival and we would like to encourage as many students as possible to enter. Details are posted on the English notice board.

What Matters?’ is a writing competition sponsored by the Whitlam Institute that gives students in Years 7-12 a chance to say what matters to them. Details are available from the English staffroom. The competition closes May 6th.

On Monday 28th February Year 10 will be attending a whole day workshop on ‘Reading film as Text’. A reminder to all students to bring their payment for this workshop before Friday 18th February.
Marina Trompetter
Head of English.

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Coles Sports Gear for Schools Program

On behalf on the Sports and PDHPE department we would like to thank all parents, students and friends of Sydney High who contributed to the Coles Sports Gear for School Program. We managed to raise 24420 points through the program. Out of these points we have purchased a set of 6 gym mats (16910 points) for use in the PDHPE and weights room programs, High jump stands (3135) for the athletics program and inter-house carnival, World of Sport 100 memory stopwatch (1140 points), 4 Uniden 2-way radios (2675) and a touch ball for the Year 10 PDHPE program (335 points). Thank you again to all those who contributed to assisting SBHS obtain this necessary sports equipment.

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Basketball Committee Meeting

22 February at 6:30pm upstairs of the gymnasium Re: the Annual Basketball Dinner All parents of boys who have selected basketball as their summer sport are urged to attend this meeting. If you would like to help in some capacity but are unable to attend please email me: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Mr B Hayman
Basketball Master

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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SBHS Debating

Debating Coaching begins this afternoon at 3.30 in the Great Hall.

Debating Emails

For parents of Year 7 debaters - or any new parent for debating - you will need to email me to ensure that you receive the weekly debating email detailing the teams and arrangements for upcoming debates.

Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and use the subject line:

"Parent <your son's graduating year>" For example 'Parent 2016' for Year 7 parents.

For Year 7 Boys please email me with the subject line: "Student 2016"

For all other parents and debaters: please ensure your email addresses are up to date via the same process!

EMAIL UPDATES are the main method of communication about coaching, competitions and the whole debating program. It is essential that all debaters and parents ensure their details are current!!

The Co Payments for Debating 2011 are as follows:

Debating Co Payments

Year 7 $80
Year 8 $100
Year 9 $100
Year 10 $110
Year 11 $110
Year 12 $110

This is EXCEPTIONALLY good value for money. Please organise for payments to be made at the office.

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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Sydney High School Cadet Unit

Our outstanding cadets for 2010 were rewarded at the School’s Speech Night on Tuesday. New names appearing on honour boards in the Great Hall are :

Colonel Duffy Sword

Major General James Norrie Memorial

Efficiency Awards for 2010 were presented to:
Most Efficient Senior NCO SGT BRENDAN LEO
Most Efficient Junior NCO CPL VINCENT YE
Most Efficient Cadet CDT NELSON TANG

A detachment commanded by SGT Andrew Gong provided ceremonial support to the School, adding formality to the night.

Working with SGT Gong were Sergeants Brendan Leo & Vincent Ye Corporals Benjamen Lee, Dominic Tran, and Timothy Chew Lance Corporal Nelson Tang and Matthew Zhang Cadets Damian Duong and Tom Du

Unit members are reminded that ID photographs for the new Defence ID will be taken at next Tues HT parade.

Some members need to have a haircut before the photos are taken!

Applications for enrolment in the Australian Army Cadets are invited from High students who meet the specified requirements. Basic requirements include

  • Minimum age 12.5 years
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Undergo required medical examination
  • Have parent’s or guardian’s consent

Those High boys who believe they are good enough to be an Army Cadet and wish to participate in Australia’s best youth development programme are invited to apply for enrolment.

The necessary forms are available from the cadet unit orderly room or ask any unit member.

We understand that not everyone has the necessaries for cadet service, but why not challenge yourself?

You, and your family, will be pleased with the positive changes and rewards cadet service will bring to your life.

The Cadet Code of Ethical Behaviour
As a cadet you will be required to sign off on the following code. As an Army Cadet I will:

  1. treat others with respect and dignity
  2.  recognise that everyone is different and that differences are a great strength.
  3. make decisions that are fair to everyone.
  4. recognise, prevent and report unacceptable behaviour like harassment and bullying, discrimination, threats, unsafe activities or abuse of positions or responsibilities.
  5. behave with integrity by being honest to myself and others.
  6. be accountable for my actions and decisions and will not blame others or make excuses for my behaviour.
  7. respect my officers and supervisors.
  8. carry out cadet tasks assigned to me.
  9. maintain a clean and tidy standard of dress because I represent my Unit, my School, the AAC and the Army and I understand that I must look and behave in a manner that supports their good reputation.
  10. stay true to Cadet values of honour, courage, integrity, loyalty and teamwork.

If you can’t accept this code, it may be that a less demanding and less rewarding activity is meant for you.

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Year 9 Old Boy Research Competition - 2011

English/History Faculties

First Prize - $100
Runner-up - $50

This competition aims to acknowledge the role of the Old Boys if Sydney Boys High who have served their country. This could be in any theatre of war.

Year 9 students are invited to submit a 500 word essay acknowledging the service of any Sydney High Old Boy.

Submissions should recount the serviceman's war experience and discuss how this service reflects one of the following themes of sacrifice, loyalty, tradition or pride in being Australia.

Entries should be on A4, double-spaced and 12pt.

year 9 students will have the opportunity to present their research from the War Archives in Canberra as well as any other research opportunities that are available. All references should be acknowledged.

The winning submissions will be entered in the "Australia My Country" competition with the Returned And Services League of Australia during Term 2 with the aim of building a relationship between the local school community and the RSL sub-branch.

Closing dates for entries is 8 April 2011
The winner will be announced at the beginning of Term 2
Enquiries should be directed to Mr Wright (English Faculty) and the History Faculty staff.

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SBHS Rowing Committee

Grammar Regatta Results

Last Saturday saw the Junior crews marshalling for the Grammar Regatta at Hen & Chicken Bay when unfortunately the gale force winds led the officials to cancel the races after the Year 8 quads had raced.

The Year 9 quads and Year 10 Eights were therefore not able to build on their performances from the previous week.

Year 7 rowers completed erg testing on Saturday and there were some very pleasing results. We hope some boys will be ready to race in a couple of weeks.

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NSW State Championships Results

The Senior Eights and Year 9 1st Quad travelled to SIRC, and while the School 1st VIII were a little disappointed with their time of 6.33.35, they are confident of improvement ahead. The School 2nd VIII displayed a 24sec improvement from their Loretto Normanhurst Regatta race, finishing in a time of 6.51.20.

The Year 9 1st Quad improved on their last performance at SIRC by 8 seconds. They were in 2nd place at the 800m, only fading in the last 200m to finish a close 5th in the fast time of 3.27.28.

This Week at Rowing – Saturday 19th February

  • Kings/PLC/Rowing NSW Regatta at SIRC for our School 1st and 2nd Eights, Year 10 1st and 2nd Eights.
  • AAGPS Junior Regatta for all Year 9and Year 8 crews at Hen & Chicken Bay.

Upcoming Events –

  • Year 10 Melbourne Trip – Tuesday 1st March to Saturday 5th March where the Year 10 rowers will be guests of Melbourne High School. They will experience rowing on the Yarra River and race the Melbourne crews.
  • SBHS Regatta – Saturday 26th March. This is a full regatta and we will need many parents helping with this event from 6am until approx 2pm. Please keep in mind this is the same day as the ‘Big Night Out’ at the school.

Rowing Regatta entries and results can be found at www.rowingnsw.asn.au 

If you would like to receive information from the Rowing Committee please send your details to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Good luck to all crews
Julie Blomberg

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Basketball: Shooting Hoops

High VS Riverview

1st WIN 92-46 C.JURLINA 22
2nd LOSS 60-40 B.MCGLENCHY 8
3rd LOSS 16-56 MAX 7
4th LOSS 18-53 N.OUI 8
5th WIN 33-23 T.CHIN 10
6th WIN 42-21 J.PARK, D.WANG 10
8th LOSS 30-17 D.CHEN 9
16C LOSS 21-30 H.GU 6
16D WIN 24-18 A.PUNEKAR 10
16E WIN 21-16 T.CHUNG 7
16F WIN 50-8 A.ZHOU 18
15A WIN 36-33 M.FLYNN MVP!
15C WIN 34-23 B.TRUONG 16
15D WIN 36-19 H.FENG 10
15E WIN 15-14 D.SHAO, A TAYEH 6
14A LOSS 50-16 J.YANG 7
14B LOSS 40-17 A.NAM,C.LEE 6
14C LOSS    
14D LOSS 13-32 A.ZHANG 8
13C LOSS 6-48 S.DAI 6
13D LOSS 2-38 L.TAO
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Fixtures for next week

Team Opponent Venue Time
1st Shore SBHS Gym # 1 11.15
2nd* Shore SBHS Gym # 1 10.00
3rd* Shore SBHS Gym # 1 9.00
4th Shore SBHS Gym # 1 8.00
5th Shore Shore Gym #1 11.00
6th Shore Shore Gym #1 10.00
7th Shore Shore Gym #1 9.00
8th Shore Shore Gym #1 8.00
16A* Shore SBHS Gym #2 1.00
16B* Shore SBHS Gym #2 12.00
16C* Shore SBHS Gym #2 11.00
16D* Shore SBHS Gym #2 10.00
16E Shore SBHS Gym #2 9.00
16F Shore SBHS Gym #2 8.00
15A Shore Shore Gym # 1 12.00
15B Shore Shore Gym # 2 12.00
15C Shore Shore Gym # 2 11.00
15D Shore Shore Gym # 2 10.00
15E Shore Shore Gym # 2 9.00
15F Shore Shore Gym # 2 8.00
14A* Shore SGHS GYM 1.00
14B* Shore SGHS GYM 12.00
14C* Shore SGHS GYM 11.00
14D* Shore SGHS GYM 10.00
14E Shore SGHS GYM 9.00
14F Shore SGHS GYM 8.00
13A* Shore SBHS #3 1.00
13B* Shore SBHS #3 12.00
13C* Shore SBHS #3 11.00
13D* Shore SBHS #3 10.00
13E Shore SBHS #3 9.00
13F Shore SBHS #3 8.00
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1st Grade Table

  Played Won Lost For Against Points
High 8 8 0 679 393 16
Scots 8 7 1 611 416 15
Newington 8 6 2 564 340 14
St. Ignatius' 8 4 4 542 584 12
St. Joseph's 8 4 4 453 500 12
Shore 8 2 6 421 551 10
Kings 8 1 7 287 577 9
Grammar 8 0 8 372 578 8

1st Grade Competition
High consolidated their Raschke Cup victory last week by defeating Riverview and keeping on top of the GPS table. However there is still a long time left in the season and focus will be required to win the premiership. The next few weeks will be crucial with matches against 2nd and 3rd placed Scots and Newington coming up, so stay tuned for results in the coming weeks.

Shootin Hoops/Stats Helpers
The High basketball program not only requires dedicated and talented players but also people to help write Shootin Hoops and record statistics for the 1st and 2nd grade teams. If there is anyone who is willing to help out with either of these positions please see Mr Hayman for details. Award scheme points/rewards apply. Support the most successful sport program in the school!

Welcome Back!
Welcome back to all our teams after the holidays! Hopefully many of you have been practising over the summer break but if not then there are plenty of opportunities for individual or team practice on the basketball courts on the Flat. Remember, practice makes perfect and the effort you put into perfecting your free throws/lay ups/jump shot etc will pay dividends on the weekend by improving your team’s chance of winning!

Our success in firsts is greatly improved by your attendance and creating a strong “High” atmosphere, so please come and watch our 1st grade team in all our matches and make a tunnel for them from the change room to centre court!!! ALL TEAMS WITH ASTERIX’S* ON PREVIOUS PAGE SHOULD MAKE A TUNNEL FOR FIRST GRADE AND STAY/COME EARLY TO MAKE SOME NOISE!

~ Go High Basketball!
~ Play Hard, Play Smart and Play Together!
~ Don’t forget to visit the Sydney High Basketball Website!
~ Brought to you by the editors, David Li Wang and Chris Chiam
~Thank you to Mr Hayman for all his contributions to basketball and information

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SBHS Cricket

Sydney Boys High School Vs. St Ignatius College

1st XI St Ignatius 10-83 (46 overs) (J Moffat 3-12 (11overs), S Dias 3-18 (9 overs) O Meroni 1-9 (6 overs)) and 7-70 (39 overs) (J Moffat 5-14 (11 overs), O Meroni 1-3 (4 overs) defeated High 10-68 (50 overs) (T Connolly 17, S Lane 17. Rain stopped play with 23 overs remaining.

Coach Davo is feeling quite "gutted" by the final result but takes heart in the tremendous bowling efforts of his players. Jesse Moffat's devastating spell was the best he has seen since the efforts of Kerrod McPherson in matches against Newington and Grammar a few years ago

We will keep on trying and we WILL get the elusive GPS victory shortly. Player loyalty and hard work will prevail in the end!!!

2nd XI- St Ignatius 10 – 238(; Caspar Price 4 /52 (10), Anirudh Ramesh 1 /19 (4), Sachin Dhingra 1 /40 (8), Sai Sivayogarayan 2 run outs) - defeated- High 10 – 180 (K.Sivayogarayan (85), N. Kok (22), A. Hughes (20), D.Smith (12)) & 8 - 54. (Krishan Sivayogarayan (25), Sachin Dhingra (6), Ahdil Ansareen (5)

Having scored 180 on the first day and leaving St Ignatius well on top having them at 2/48, High embarked on their maiden victory of the season. However, very poor catching and missed run outs allowed St Ignatius to pass us 8 down. Coach Laurie Heil was devastated by the end result, however pointed out the positives to emerge from the game. Even with over 11 missed opportunities, the boys were still able to create another 10 to take the wickets and one can only imagine where the match would have resulted had the boys held their chances. Caspar Price’s 4fer + a run out were a great performance and were unlucky to not have more wickets. The form of the skipper Krishan Sivayogarayan is also a plus, amassing 110 runs in 2 innings. Hopefully the batsmen who got starts are able to convert their scores into 50s, which will continue to see High be competitive and get that GPS victory, something which has eluded us for 11 straight GPS games now. The boys aren’t far and when the fielding and bowling discipline displayed against King’s is combined with the batting effort shown against Iggies, either Shore, Scots or Grammar will be on the receiving end. Fire up, boys!

3rd XI – No report issued by the captain and the coach.

4th XI- High 5/159(20) def. SIC 7/147(20)

This game was by far the toughest we'd played all season and one of the greatest shows of High spirit seen for quite a while. We went into the match with a few late withdrawals due to injury but nevertheless were confident of keeping our unbeaten season going. Under the expert guidance of new coach Ms Davis we won the toss and in overcast conditions opted to put a total on the board. Rock solid openers Dennis and Henry were troubled by the new ball and struggled to make a start, both falling in the 4th over with the score at 2/15. Oliver and Shimon suddenly found themselves in the middle and decided that though the ball was moving a mile, a mediocre score would not be enough to get us across the line. In a remarkable display of counterattacking cricket, they put on 75 runs in the next six overs before Ollie was caught and bowled for 32 after a string of head-hunters had tied him down. The score was 3/90 after 11 but there was still a long way to go. Ryan was the next man in and played a brilliant innings turning the strike over and putting the bad balls away. Shimon soon retired with 53no and it was up to the tail to wag our decent total into a defendable one. Lee Ming and Ryan pushed our total past 150 with Ryan caught for 20 towards the end. Lee and Kevin remained not out with 14 and 5 respectively.

Having to bat, Iggies were 0/35 after 6 overs and they attempted to pick up the scoring. A sharp catch and run out in the next over gave us the edge and it looked as though we were in for another good win. They needed 10 runs an over. Derek and Shimon bowled out the final overs in pouring rain and managed to take a couple of wickets. With the result almost certain we cheered every ball of the last over in an emotional and glorious countdown. Every player truly put in 100% and showed what it meant to play for Sydney High.

5th XI RIVERVIEW 1 /91(7) - defeated - HIGH 8 /90 (20) Run scorers; (34) Dennis Kim (16) Francis Lin (7), Nicky Pinidiya (7) Bowling only one wicket taker Eric Zhu - 1/36 (2) Michael Pham - 0/22 (3) and Jason Pham – 0/12 (1) A slow start saw Lin and Pinidiya reach 7 runs each, before a comeback by Sit (34) and Kim (16) helped the team reach a respectable score of 90 runs. Riverview reached the score easily in 7 overs with the loss of only 1 wicket, a good catch from Lin off the bowling of Zhu. A more accurate bowling attack will see a more competitive team in future games.

16AXI St Ignatius 3/354 declared- Thilan Subasinghe - 2/50 (8), Jay Norman - 1/45 (6) defeated High 10 – 184 (43) (Oliver Kirk 72*, Kritman Dhamoon - 31, Thilan Subasinghe – 22) and 4/68 (31) - Kritman Dhamoon 19, Thilan Subasinghe 14, Khushaal Vyas 13.n.o) This game was quite a disappointing one, for the fact that having a good 1st innings total was good enough. Right from the start, High was unlucky in terms of catching and chances which went Iggies way. Good bowling from our quicks at the start unfortunately saw no luck, and after 6 edges, Thilan Subasinghe finally got the breakthrough wicket; the only one for the whole day. Jay bowled some great deliveries, and so too did Oliver Kirk. However, inconsistent bowling and short boundaries saw them rack up the runs, finally declaring at 354. High batted the rest of the day out, and although the result wasn’t what we hoped, the boys played some impressive cricket over these two weeks.

16B XI Saint Ignatius 5/196 DREW with High 2/25 On a wet day, High won the toss and elected immediately to field on what can only be described as a grassy pitch. The first wicket fell quickly, however a long wait for the second wicket to fall was interspersed by some fantastic bowling by Chris Mao (1/11 off 5 overs), who bowled a superb spell without luck. His second spell led to a wicket and triggered a mini-collapse, headlined by star 15Cs player Alan Qi who took 2/28 in 5 brilliant overs playing both a year and a grade above his level. Iggies accelerated towards the end, taking advantage of some short-pitched bowling, but the rain had become so heavy at this stage that the batsman's crease and the bowler's run ups were nothing but mud. A solid start was provided by Nevin Lazarus and Sameer Nene, but eventually the match had to be called off because of the weather. A shame after a promising start.

16C – No game – washed out.

15A XI High 7/272 (64) DREW WITH Saint Ignatius 9/227 (64) J Zhang 3/37(9), G Farrugia 2/27(13), N Koneru 2/33(10).

High went into the field needing ten wickets for their first win. We got off to a good start with Tushar picking up the first wicket LBW and Jason getting the other opener caught behind. Not long after, Jesse took a catch down the leg side for Jason's second. Riverview steadied until Aditya got an lbw. George came on, bowled very economically including six maidens and picked up two handy wickets. Then Sagar took a good catch from a top edged pull off Aditya's bowling. Needing two wickets from 30 overs High were looking great until two Riverview batsmen came in and defended everything. We were trying everything, but couldn't get them out. Finally Yiu Tao came on and took a great caught and bowled to have High needing one wicket off 6 overs. Everyone tried so hard but we couldn't pick up that final wicket. We were gutted, but will bounce back next week and look to keep up our good form. At the end of the day we were the better team and played in good spirit.

15B XI High 5/40 (20) (Sai Vimalanathan 11n.o. Lasith De Fonseka 7, Sunchit Sethi 4) drew with St Ignatius 8/163 (32) (Lasith De Fonseka 3/16, Lokesh Sharma 2/17, Michael Yu 2/18)

High lost the toss and were asked to bowl on a pitch that was only going to deteriorate as they day got wetter. Lasith and Michael bowled great opening spells, regularly beating the bat and were both rewarded with early breakthroughs, with Lasith's fast outswingers a major highlight as he bowled with venom and deservedly picked up 3 wickets. The wickets continued to tumble through the middle overs but some late hitting allowed the batsmen to set a daunting target of 163. Congratulations go to Howard for his constant encouragement in the field. Rain began to steadily fall during the change of innings, turning the areas near the crease into mud. This meant that footwork was difficult and ensured that run scoring was at a minimum. Both Michael and Aaron played solidly at the top of the order and took the possibility of a win away from the opposition. The game was eventually called off after 20 overs with High at 5/40, with Sai and Lasith striking some good shots towards the end.

15C XI SIC 7/124 def. HIGH 10/33

A solid start batting first on a wet day, at 21/0 after 6 overs, was soon disaster after some poor shot selection. 17 of our 33 runs came in wides, and only Alan Qi (6*) provided any real resistance. Eric was unlucky to be run out after looking very good in tough conditions, but it was all downhill from there with the bat. However, High fired up in the field, and did a great job taking 7 Ignatius wickets to restore some pride at the end of the day. This included great run outs to James Lin and River Le, and a superb catch by Gordon Qian. Alan Qi took 2 wickets to back up his great form with the bat, while Shobhan Baranwal, Allan Hu and Gordon Qian all took 1 apiece.

14A XI- Saint Ignatius - 7/228: Niyazul B 2-17 (7), Ruanak S 2-21 (7), Vishnu A 1-10 (2), Varunan M 1-25 (5), Jonathan C 1-69 (10) defeated High - 10/88 : Varunan M 16, Rick S 17, Vishnu A 8, and 2nd Innings, SH - 1/32 (6 overs rained off ): Tahmeed H 15, Marc B 1(not out), Niyazul B 1(not out).

Day 2: We started off the day well reaching the first drinks break holding them at 1/62 unable to find a breakthrough. However, this changed soon after drinks when Varunan M had their captain well caught by Raunak S. This slowed their run rate as they only managed to score 3 runs in 5 overs. Once they passed our score they managed to hit 54 runs in 5 overs. We tightened up again and managed to take 5 of their wickets in 7 overs. SIC fininshed at 7/228. Thanks to great bowling by Niyazul B and a great catch by Kevin Ke. After sending us in to bat again, we managed to score 1/32 which we are pleased with, Tahmeed H scoring 15 before the rain stopped the game.

14BXI High - versus – St Ignatius --The game against St. Ignatius at Riverview 4C was cancelled on site, due to wet weather and turf wicket being unplayable. Match Abandoned.

14C XI – No game due to Riverview not having a team.

13A XI - U13 A - SBHS 68 defeated by St Ignatius 7/214 off 32 overs on McKay No 3. Peter Yu 13, James Pope 12, Elias Hall 2/21, Peter Yu 1/19.

This was an extremely hard game for High to start the season. The SBHS U13 Team had 9 players missing playing club cricket on the weekend and the Riverview Team were full of representative players from the Lane Cove Area. The team tried their best with our wicketkeeper - Liam Jepson having a perfect record by not letting any byes through. We are looking forward to our next game and can only improve on this performance as a team.

13B XI Riverview 1 /51 (11) - defeated High 10 / 50 (19) Run Scorers; Max Koslowski (9), Thomas Nimac (5), Saransh Saini (7) and Shaleen Baranwal (5) Best bowling Thomas Nimac - 0/7 (3) and 1 Run Out.

After winning the toss, High elected to bat and got off to a poor start, losing 2 early wickets. High went into the drinks break at 5/45, a disappointing collapse though led to High losing their remaining wickets for a paltry 5 runs. Special mentions go to Max Koslowski and Saransh Saini who performed admirably giving the full face of the bat and showing competent technique. High began well in the field, restricting Riverview to 0/17 after 7 overs. However Iggies reached the target 1 down soon after. Thomas Nimac was the standout with economical stump to stump bowling. He along with Max Koslowski (Left Arm Pace/Batsman) and Saransh Saini (Leg Spin/Batsman) are promising talent for High in the future.

13C XI Riverview 6 - 256 (32) - defeated - High 9 – 67 (32) The first ever game was a fantastic experience for the boys. Many had never played a real cricket game before and it was great to see them enjoying themselves out on the field. SIC batted first scoring 6/256 on a narrow wicket and small ground. Louise Shtein, Hayden Ou and Nafis Rahman all bowled well. In reply, we were able to bat out all 32 overs scoring 67 runs. Ryan Sun and Hayden Ou batted with patience and technique.

Player profiles- 1st and 2nd XI

Name: Sudam Dias
Age: 16
Teams Played for: 14As, 15As, 2nd XI, 1st XI
1st XI debut: Year 9, against Grammar Round 3
Training Regime: Wednesday Sport at the SCG Nets, Thursday after School (Nets/Fielding)
Strength and Conditioning Regime: Weekly Gym Best Memory of Junior Cricket: Scoring 94 against Riverview in 14As
Best Memory of 1st XI cricket: Beating Brisbane State High at the Five Highs Carnival and hitting the winning runs with 'Sangas'.
Best thing about playing for High: Best group of cricketers to play with Highest score: 94 Best bowling figures: 5/38

Sudam “dirty” Dias is one of the fastest bowlers in the AAGPS. Still caught up in the evolution process, Sudam sports a lot of facial hair, and many say his rugged look helps him scare the batsmen in combination with his lethal pace. Having a lot of firepower, Sudam’s pace has seen him topple the best 1st XI Batsmen Angus Le Livre for a duck and average 3 wickets an innings, an effort which has seen Sudam nominated for the combined AAGPS 1st XI team trials. Sudam is also a very handy lower order batsman, and his powerful, clean hitting has seen him get High over the line on numerous occasions. Whilst Sudam is willing to put his life on the line for the cause, like his fellow fanatical opening partner Saif, his casual and laid back attitude is an asset to the boys in and around the change room.
Compiled by Krishan Sivayogarayan
Cricket Prefect 2011

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Sydney Boys High Football AGM

5.00pm, Monday 28th of February.
Staff Common Room, Main building.

Sydney Boys High football requires the input of parents to help run and develop the program. High Football is in need of parents to become more involved in the organisation and running of teams, as well becoming involved in the football committee that oversees the development and implementation of the program.

In particular we need parents to become involved in the coaching and managing of teams this year.

A meeting will be held on Monday 28th of February at 5pm in the Staff Common Room to outline what needs to be done to ensure that football at High continue to grow and improve. Key points to be addressed at the meeting include:

  • Election of The Sydney High Football committee.
  • Discussion of fundraising initiatives to help fund the football program.
  • Outlining the roles of team coaches and managers.

Parents of Year 7 boys and new students to the school this year are particularly encouraged to attend. If you are unable to attend, but are interested and able to support the program in some way please, email me and let me know how you may be able to help out.
Mr R Gifford
MIC Football
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2011 SBHS Cricket Dinner

SBHS Cricket will celebrate the 2011 cricket season at the SBHS Cricket dinner on

Wednesday 30th March 2011
at 6.00 for 6.30pm pm in the Great Hall

The cost of the dinner will be $30 per adult and $25 per student.

Players are asked to take responsibility for coaches’ thank you gifts on a team by team basis - captains, please organise.


Boys are to wear school uniform at the dinner. Some soft drinks will be provided and students may bring additional soft drinks. Parents may BYO wine/beer, if they wish. Please detach the form [available in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes] and hand it in with payment at the Main Office before 19th March 2011

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Big Night Out 2011

Sydney Boys High Family Event of the Year

Mark Your Diaries Now. Everyone is welcome – Old Boys, New Boys, Staff and all your families.

6.00pm Saturday 26th March

Great Hall & Courtyard

All our favourites are back. Music, Dance, Games, Delicious Food Stalls

$20.00 a ticket for 3 courses and more. Come and support the High Family friend and fundraiser.

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