High Notes, Vol 12 No 3, February 18 2011
From the Principal
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
"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
School Council Annual General Meeting
Reminder about the Principal’s Seminars
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
Peer Mediation at SBHS
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Die Deutsche Frage
UND DIE ANTWORT
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!!!
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:
'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
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.
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:
Debating Coaching begins this afternoon at 3.30 in the Great Hall.
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.
"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
This is EXCEPTIONALLY good value for money. Please organise for payments to be made at the office.
Please CHECK YOUR EMAIL regularly and ensure we have current contact details for both students
Sydney High School Cadet Unit
CADET UNIT AWARDS
Colonel Duffy Sword
Major General James Norrie Memorial
Efficiency Awards for 2010 were presented to:
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
Some members need to have a haircut before the photos are taken!
ENROLMENT NOW OPEN
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
If you can’t accept this code, it may be that a less demanding and less rewarding activity is meant for you.
Year 9 Old Boy Research Competition - 2011
First Prize - $100
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
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.
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
Upcoming Events –
Rowing Regatta entries and results can be found at www.rowingnsw.asn.au
Good luck to all crews
Basketball: Shooting Hoops
High VS Riverview
|6th||WIN||42-21||J.PARK, D.WANG 10|
|15E||WIN||15-14||D.SHAO, A TAYEH 6|
Fixtures for next week
|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|
1st Grade Table
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 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!
SYDNEY HIGH BASKETBALL CULTURE-PLEASE WATCH 1ST GRADE
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
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
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
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
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.
LAST DAY FOR PAYMENT AT THE MAIN OFFICE IS FRIDAY 18th MARCH. Tickets are limited.
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
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.