High Notes, Vol 12 No 33, October 28 2011
From the Principal
Where does your money go?
We need your ongoing financial support so that we can continue to raise the standard of the school’s facilities and resources. Please pay your general service contributions and help build a better High by supporting the special appeal for $500 to build the impressive Governors’ Centre for music, drama and dance performances, debating, examinations, special events and classes.
Organised Sports and academic achievement
At High we place a heavy emphasis on involvement in organised sports as well as PE. This summer we will provide healthy and sustained competitive team activity for: 32 basketball teams, 17 cricket teams, 22 tennis teams, 3 water polo teams, 115 rowers and a squad of 30 sailors. Our objective is mass participation at an appropriate standard. We strongly recommend that boys engage in organised sport in both summer and winter seasons.
To those parents who believe that boys need to be getting coached at weekends or locked up doing homework, we say that a balanced lifestyle for their sons will be more beneficial for them in the long run, both physically and academically.
Canteen Committee Volunteers
The Foundation’s Project for 2011
The funds used in such projects represent c 50% of the annual profit generated by the High Store. SHSF needs to communicate more frequently with staff, parents, Old Boys and students about what it does for students. This year the Sydney High School Foundation has decided to upgrade the Fairland Pavilion. Parts of the roof and guttering needed replacement. New windows are being installed and a long overdue repainting is planned. The floor covering is in need of repair, also. The Foundation will spend >$50,000 to deliver a more respectable and practical facility for our boys and visitors to use.
Subject acceleration applications
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.
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 and roll class of your son and the date 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 Library
Junior Library – “Literacy Circles” –
|Bathurst 1000 Leader Board (SBHS Minibus)|
|2010||Sam Kremer||8min 20 sec|
|2011||Justin Hill||8min 55 sec|
It was pleasing to see everyone focused on making the most of the day ahead. At the range, it was calm and bright; perfect conditions for rifle shooting. Nonetheless, competition became intense between the 61 individuals at the event. Shooting commenced with 10 counting shots at 300m, then 2 sets of 10 counting shots at 500m. Careful aiming and concentration were made difficult by the blazing sun and heat, amplified by the thick shooting jackets worn when shooting. Despite the distracting discomforts, some great scores were posted at the end of the day.
Yujin Wu and Bill Deng arrived at 1st and 2nd place in their division aggregate (C grade) with an impressive 141.7 and 138.7 points out of 150. Congratulations to Jeremy Chan, Wilbert Wu and Tim Tran who also received prizes for C grade aggregates. Congratulations also to three of our shooters (Bill Deng, Jeremy Chan and Tim Tran) who took advantage of the calm conditions to achieve PBs that day.
Thanks must go to the Old Boys Ishan Nadkarni (2008), Abraham Chan (2009), Justin Hill (2002) and Kevin Chan (2000) for travelling to Bathurst to assist us with the competition. A special thanks to Justin Hill for driving the bus. Thanks to Sam Kremer (1992) for organising the trip and also to Angus Edwards (1991), currently a Bathurst resident, for arranging our accommodation and meals.
Being only our second year at Bathurst, the Sydney High Rifle Club was well received by the
Bathurst Rifle Club to be part of their annual prize meeting. This year was a great experience
for our shooters, and I hope that we continue shooting at Bathurst for years to come as part of
our training programme and tradition.
Captain of Rifles
Basketball: Shooting Hoops
High VS Newington
High vs Newington 2011 Term 1 (Last time)
|High||Vs||NC||Term 1 2011 (last time)|
|4th||LOSS (ot)||42-41||TEAM EFFORT|
|15B||WIN||36-26||S.WANG, W.LU 9|
|15 F||WIN||36-13||J.MA 10|
|14A||LOSS||22-44||T.ZHANG, K.LIANG 8|
High vs Newington 2011 Term 4 (This time)
|High||Vs||NC||Term 4 2011|
|7th||WIN||37-7||WIWILLIAM CHOI 14|
|8th||WIN||47-29||JUN PARK 10|
|16A||WIN(OT)||38-35||C.SHI 15 – HIT FFTWINNING 4 FT’S!|
|16B||WIN||25-21||H.FENG, B.TRUONG 6|
|15 F||WIN||52-4||G.HE, J.HUANG 12|
|14D||LOSS||0-70?||GAME REPORTED TO SPORTSMASTER…|
Historic Victory - Congratulations to 1st Grade for winning for the first time at Newington!
4th Grade Match Report
By Tony Hang (Team Captain)
The 4th grade team celebrated a 41-27 win over Newington this weekend, behind a combined 24 points from Tim Chin (13) and Harry Heo (11). The team as a whole was able to dominate the offense by playing aggressively, driving to the rim and drawing the foul. The team was also able to beat Newington defensively, holding them to single digits at half-time. 4th grade was also able to out rebound and overall, out play Newington's 4th grade team with good team work.
14Ds Basketball report
By Daniel Wang
We turned up at Newington, ready to improve after our loss against Scots. Newington scored within the first 5 minutes but we were determined to win. We had a few opportunities to score a few baskets and few good breaks but unfortunately, things did not turn out how we had hoped they would. In the end we lost. We were devastated with the score but we turned our unhappiness into determination and were ready to win the next game. I, personally, was happy with how we had gone and took this opportunity to see what aspects we would have to practise, to become better as basketball players and better as a team.
16As Match Report
By Charlie Shi
The 16As took on the Newington side last Saturday in a highly anticipated contest. Having only just won the last game against Newington, the 16As were eager to win. Off to a slow start, the High Boys looked rusty against a strong Newington side. Throwing off-target passes and lacking the usual energy, the High 16As looked out of sorts against a well-drilled opposition, going down early in the first half. With the starting lineup struggling against the larger opposition, the 16As went down early by 8. Despite struggling for most of the first 16 minutes with rebounding and scoring, High Coach Troy regathered and guided the team for a late push to end the half down only 2 points after an abysmal start. Despite a glimpse of brilliance in the last minutes of the first half, the start of the second half was a similar story to the first half. Down by 10 with 12 minutes to go, two 3-pointers made by PG Charlie triggered a strong rally on the back of great play by bench forwards Wenbo, Sida and Joshua. In the last minute facing a deficit of 2 points, forward Anthony Chen stole the ball and raced away for a game-tying layup. Down by 2 once again after fouling Newington, High PG Charlie is fouled and makes two crucial free throws with only 2 seconds left. With the game sent into overtime, the High team dominated the Newington side in the final 3 minutes ending the game with a win of 38-35.
First Home Game of the Season!!!
This Saturday (29th October) is the first home game of the season for our 1st and 2nd grade teams. Please come along, make some noise and support them even if you don't play basketball. 2nds start at 10, 1sts start at 11:15.
~ 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 editor Chris Chiam
~Thank you to Mr Hayman for all his contributions to basketball and information
Sydney Boys High School Cricket
Several teams had promising results on Saturday with congratulations to both the 15 As and 15 Bs on their victories. It is particularly pleasing to see several teams restricting their opponents to less than 100 on such small grounds. However improvements are still needed across the board in terms of working the ball into gaps as too often batsmen are getting bogged down leading to their dismissals attempting a big shot.
Shore 3/118 (20 overs) (T Connolly 1-16, J Chen 1-17, A Ramesh 1-22) defeated High 9/79 (20 overs) (J Moffat 34, O Meroni 10)
St Ignatius 1/107 (19 overs) (O Duffy 1-4) defeated High 5/103 (20 overs) (J Moffat 40 not out, O Meroni 16, D Smith 15, O Duffy 15)
Grammar 3/156 (20) – Anup Kaluve 2-29 (3), Dhruv Guptaa 1 – 17 (4), defeated High 8/92 (20) – (Vishnu Avudainayagam 24, Jesse Cooper 23, Visakan Thayalan 12, Aditya Koneru 10).
Grammar batted and in a frantic opening period the openers scored off every opportunity, with short and cheeky singles creating fielding pressure, and High playing catch-up in the field, missing 5 very close run out attempts and a dropped catch, to see Grammar 0/30 after 5 overs. Our bowling was on both sides of the wicket and Grammar punished the poor deliveries severely and finished at 3-156 (20). Best of the bowlers were Anup 2/29 and Dhruv 1/17 again took a wicket in his first over with his medium pacers. High batting started disastrously with Shivaangar Thushyanthan run-out for 1 in a dubious decision however Visakan 12 and Aditya 10 put together 24 before they were dismissed within 1 over of each other. Jesse took the crease next and settled the innings, losing partner Allen 4 at 4-39 in the 11th over. On his senior debut Vishnu (Yr 8) joined Jesse and promptly produced a fantastic array of shots coupled with smart running between wickets and a partnership of 46 gave a little glimmer of hope. However the loss of 3 quick wickets with players trying to force the run rate, did not work and High finished at 6- 92 (20) determined not to lose further wickets with Safat and Ahdil the not out batsmen. Although caught early with Grammar’s onslaught with the bat, High fought back well but we still have to learn how to maintain a faster and consistent run rate when batting.
Scots 6 – 160 (20) – Thilan Subasinghe 1- 11 (2), Aditya Koneru 1 – 13 (2), Visakan Thayalan 1- 21 (2), Shivaangar Thushyanthan 1- 24 (2) defeated High 5/100 (20) (Thilan Subasinghe 30 Ret.hurt, Jesse Cooper 29, Ahdil Ansareen 17)
High fielded first again and Scots Openers signalled their intention for the day boldly taking on our bowlers with power hitting were 0- 40 at the 4th over, and from there Scots batsmen took 90 runs in fours and sixes of big hitting from our inconsistent bowling, finishing at 6-160 off 20 overs. During the change of innings the coach said we were in the contest, stressing the team plan, building partnerships, steady run rate, quick singles and rotation of the strike. At 10 overs however, High had only scored 2- 36 and lost Aditya 2 and Vishnu 5 unfortunately run out by his partner and the innings going nowhere when Jesse came to the crease. The message had gone out that retirements were to occur due to slow run-rate, which saw the momentum turn, led by Jesse 29, Thilan 30, Ahdil with a quick fire 17 and Dhruv 4 had the score move from 36 to 92 in just 6 overs but we had run out of overs, finishing at 6/100. This was one match that got away from us through lack of experience purely due to a slow run rate chase. We can certainly improve on this.
3rd XI – Newington 7/116 (20) (M. Liu 2/13 , C. Oei 2/23 , K. Vyas 1/14 ) defeated High 8/60 (20) (L. Katupitiya 12, C. Oei 10, V. Bhakri 9*)
4th XI – Newington 3/213 (20) (Nevin Lazarus, Jason Hu, Xudong Feng – 1 wkt each) defeated High 35 (Nevin Lazarus 7, Terrence Zhou 4*) With our two star batsmen and bowlers gone our team was at a disadvantage from the start. Bowling first, the opposing batsmen scored runs through sixes and fours – potential singles were kept to a minimum. Honourable mention to Jason, running out a batsman with a throw from halfway across the field. Opposing bowling was of high skill, with two batsmen falling on the first over followed by a double golden duck in the seventh over.
5th XI – Shore 8/200 (20) (G. Samarasinghe 3/44 , V. Ho 2/57 , R. Chen 1/7 ) defeated High 53 Shore put on a display of clean hitting on a very small ground, and raced to 0-50 off 3 overs, before interspersed wickets reduced the scoring rate, and the team ended on 8-200 (20). Ricky bowled extremely accurately, taking 1-7 off his 4 overs. The required run rate was simply too much for High, and we were bundled out in 13 overs. It was promising to see 7 different batsmen hit a boundary in this modest total of 53, which highlights the batting potential in this team.
16A - High 6/67 (20) (A. Chen 13, L. DeFonseka 13, J.Zhang 12*) defeated by Newington 3/69 (17.2) (P.Lam 2/13 , M. Yu 1/12 ) A good opening partnership of 21 got High off to a great start. However the introduction of spin pegged the run rate back in the middle overs, leaving High with 6/67 off their 20 overs, with Jason finishing unbeaten on 12 and showing why he has the potential to score heavily this season. It was particularly pleasing to see the improvement in running between the wickets from last week. A great opening spell from Lasith gave High a promising start but a vast number of sundries kept the score ticking over. Some great stump to stump bowling from Philip and inswing from Michael paid dividends as they picked up 3 quick wickets. However, Newington was able to hold their nerve and reach the total with 2 overs to spare.
16B– High 39 (17) (S. Arvind 8, H. Gu 5, S. Baranwal 2) defeated by Newington 1/55 (7) (H.Zhang 1/8 ) Reckless batting and little straight play cost us the match. Good consistent bowling showed up from Haotian. Great fielding from the entire team cutting off boundaries and restricting some balls to singles. Work on your weaknesses during training boys. A good match all the same. Thanks to Sudarshan for coming up to play in the 16Bs for us.
15A– Newington 5/56 (16) (R. Sura 3/7 , J. Chew 1/10 , K. Robinson 1/10 ) defeated by High 6/57 (14.1) (R. Dai 15*, G. Shankar 12, S. Aravind 10) As last week’s match was rained out, the 15As were excited to get the season started with an over reduced 16/16 game. It began with SBHS winning the toss and electing to bowl. This turned out to be a good decision and we started off the innings with 4 quick wickets. We didn’t get another breakthrough until the 12th over when Kevin Robinson struck, with Newington finishing on 5/56 off their 16 overs. High lost a wicket first ball but recovered quickly with Gautham and Niyazul building up a solid partnership of 15. With another 30 runs to win, things were looking grim but Rick came in to bat and scored a quick-fire 8, with Sudarshan also making an impact with 10. With 4 overs to go we still needed 20 runs to win. Raycole came into bat and exploded, scoring 15 runs off 11 balls with Jonathan supporting him. In the end, High won the match by 4 wickets with 11 balls to spare.
15B – Barker 110 (J. Tran 3/14, T. George 2/7, A. Allingham 2/13) defeated by High 8/111 (T. George 38) The weather was perfect for cricket and the 15Bs were confident to topple the 15Ds from Barker College with the first game of the season for the Year 8 team. There were some concerns for the team with Shaleen rushed back into the side nursing an injured finger. Barker called the toss and won it and they chose to bat. We got our first wicket in the 2nd over and two more wickets came our way in the 5th over. By the 10th over things were looking grim for Barker and unfortunately High got over confident. In 4 overs we gave Barker 40 runs without a wicket and in the end we got them all out for 110. High fielded pretty well with 2 catches to Josh and magnificent wicket keeping by Alif dismissing the need for a backstop. High started off strongly with Josh scoring a solid 9 and Thomas playing patiently and attacking the balls which were wide. At halfway the prospects were looking fine with High on 3/75 and right on track. However we lost 5 wickets in a matter of 5 overs with 20 runs still needed. There was a mix-up in score totals so the umpires made it 1 run to win. Ironically Jason got out and Alif went out and finished the game on a strike rate of 400. Congratulations to this week’s Player of the Week – Thomas George
15C – Grammar 6/119 (J. Zhou 2/10, A. Taing 1/5, I. Zhou 1/8, Y. Zhou 1/11) defeated High 56 (M. Liu 15, S. Arudaselvan 9, I. Zhou 8*) High won the toss and sent Grammar in. High started poorly as the Grammar batsmen scored easily. Many misfields caused the High spirit to crumble however great bowling spells by Jimmy and Alex helped reduce the run rate. The team’s batting performance was disappointing as the top order failed to establish a solid start. Well done to Mike and Ian for their batting contributions.
14A – Newington 7/100 (20) (J. Pope 2/7 , E. Hall 2/12 , P. Yu 1/12 , M. Abeysekera 1/7 , H. Puvanenthiran 1/4 ) defeated High 3/59 (20) (H. Puvanenthiran 15, S. Nampalli 18*) High won the toss and sent Newington in to bat. The team began promisingly restricting the opposition to 3/31 after 10 with tight bowling by Manil, James, Peter and Eli. Newington however pounced on the slight drop in execution by High to reach a formidable total. Honourable mention to Raphin Hossain whose excellent fielding prevented boundaries on multiple occasions. Although High were unable to keep up with the required run rate, our batsmen still displayed great technique and potential.
14B – Newington 3/138 (20) (H. Ou 1/21 , S. Saini 1/13 ) defeated High 5/89 (20) (N. Rahman 27, F. Alam 19) Looking to post back-to-back wins, the 14Bs got off to a sluggish start in the field, with Newington racing to 1-97 from 12 overs, before some tight death bowling from Max (0-12 from 3 overs) and Saransh (1-13 from 3 overs) limited the opposition to a modest score of 3-138 from 20 overs. Needing 7 an over for victory, Nafis (27) and Faiyaz (19) laid a great platform for the chase, putting on a 56 run opening stand, before some tight bowling got the better of our middle order. Despite the loss, the boys showed some promising signs ahead of next week’s fixture.
14C – High 59 (15) (P. Yu 17) defeated by Newington 1/60 (12) (L. Jepson 1/16 ) High began strongly with Peter blasting 17 to propel the score to 0/26 after 4. Well done to Henry, Yichen and Raymond for their fielding efforts.
All captains must send the score, top 3 batsmen and bowlers and a four line report about their game each week to the MICs (contact information is located on the new cricket site – www.sydneyhigh.org.au/cricket). Longer reports can also be submitted in conjunction with the four line report and will be posted on the site.
I would like to make the following amendments to my Fitness report that appeared in the High
Notes last week. David Kim (7E) and Ihsan Mohamed (7S) also achieved their 1.6k personal goals in
the 4th run by running times of 6m 37s and 8m 31s respectively. My apologies for the omissions
and congratulations go to David and Ihsan as well.
The Bulletin Board for Sydney Boys High P & C
Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers
The City of Sydney and the Roads and Traffic Authority are working together to improve road safety in the inner city with free workshops for parents and supervisors of learner drivers. A Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers workshop will be held at Sydney Boys High School on Monday 21 November from 6pm – 8pm in the Great Hall.
The workshop will provide practical advice about:
- new laws for learner and P-plate drivers.
- how to use the new Learner Driver Log Book
- how to plan on-road driving sessions and supervise learner drivers
- understanding the benefits of supervised on road driving experience.
P&C Annual General Meeting
The final P&C meeting for the year will be the Annual General Meeting 7.30pm, Wednesday
16th November in the Staff Common Room
Elections for all P&C office bearers for 2012 will take place at this meeting.
Positions open for nomination are:
- Vice President;
- P&C Representative to School Council,
- P&C Representative to SHS Foundation
- Student Wellbeing Committee Representative,
- P&C Parking Coordinator
- P&C Catering and Events Coordinator,
- P&C Website Coordinator,
- Parent Mentor Coordinator
Volunteer Parents needed for SBHS Orientation Afternoon
Tuesday 15th 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. Our aim is to make incoming families feel welcome and to encourage them to be involved in the school.
If you speak a language other than English, this will be especially helpful.
School Student Transport Scheme
School Student Code of Conduct – Students travelling on buses must:-
- Dip school bus pass or pay the fare when joining the bus. This is particularly important as the data collected from the on bus fare collection system may be used for service planning purposes
- Use school specials when provided
- Vacate seats for adults when requested
- Follow the driver’s instructions about safety on the bus
- Respect the needs and comfort of other passengers
- Behave appropriately at all times (e.g. no offensive language, no throwing things)
- Protect bus property (e.g. no vandalism)
Students are reminded to:-
- Only use the school bus pass for its intended purpose i.e. for travel between home and school (does not include travel to and from sporting activities)
- Maintain possession of the school bus pass at all times.
During 2011, authorised officers will be deployed to inspect Code of Conduct compliance on school bus services in the Eastern Region. Students who are found to have breached their obligations may lose their travel entitlement and possibly incur an infringement.