High Notes, Vol 12 No 34, November 04 2011
From the Principal
Wellbeing Innovation for 2012
For 2012, it was agreed that there will be a team of three Year Advisers for Year 7. Mr Kay, Ms Genias and Ms Hybler have accepted the positions. Year 7 will be divided into classes and Houses in the usual fashion and each Year Adviser will take responsibility for two classes. Year Advisers will take care of the transition of each boy on a more personal basis. They will contact parents, oversee the use of the school diary, encourage boys to engage in co-curricular activities, help boys with problems with peers or teachers, write reports and manage interventions for students of concern. The Year Advisers will meet regularly to discuss programs and personalities and each may have an assigned whole-year role. The Year Advisers will have time allowances and remuneration as equals, emphasising the importance of the roles to the school community.
Year 10 Project – Lak Saviya Foundation
Lak Saviya Foundation also supplied 10 water pumps to resettled villages. It provided 15 wheel chairs and 55 walking aids to the Saviya Development Foundation to aid the disabled. The Foundation provides financial assistance to 59 school and 16 university students by way of scholarships. One hundred hospital beds were delivered to Sri Lankan hospitals. In partnership with Regain Sight the Foundation is managing arrangements for 100 cataract operations to be performed in Moneragala District. For more information about what the Foundation is doing go to www.laksaviya.org.au
UNSW Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications
I encourage boys who are very good at mathematics and physics to consider spending a couple of days in the holidays next year, learning more about what the Faculty does, doing hands-on projects with like-minded students, getting a feel for university life and visiting an industry in the field. Much of twenty-first century technology will be driven by electrical and telecommunications engineers in fields as diverse as photovoltaics and major solar energy projects, wind farms, power distribution, wireless communications and integrated TV.
Year 11 Reports
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
Remember. The email address is:
10X Drama Production
Wednesday 9 November
|16B||WIN||38-20||I METCALF MVP|
|16D||WIN||46-15||A.PUNEKAR, A ZHOU 11|
|14C||WIN||63-9||D. BANG 16|
|13C||LOSS||38-4||J.NGUYEN, J.WANG 2|
2011 Term 4 (This time)
|15A||LOSS||35-31||A.SO 11, A.NADIR 8|
|14C||WIN||18-14||L.TAO, A.CHEN 6|
1st Grade Table
This term High takes on Scots (1st) and Ignatius whom we are tied with for equal second. This will be one of the crucial matches of the season if we are to challenge for the premiership, so make sure you come and watch and support our open teams!!!!!!!
Mr Hayman’s player/team of the week
Charlie Shi/16As - This is the second week in a row I have seen Charlie control the game and come away with the win from the point guard position. Under pressure he has not been emotionally distracted, knocking down four free throws to win in overtime vs Newington. This week defeating a quality Joeys side in the dying minutes without a turnover.
Congratulations to the 15As who defeated The Scots College in round 1 for their first ever win in an A grade side vs As! The future looks brighter. Well done to our 14As who nearly defeated a good St Joseph’s team whose side included a phenomenally skilled player. Both 14A and 15 A sides have had a player absent in recent weeks. With the team’s result being within 5 points of their opposition both weeks, your absence affected the results of your peers. Players who have been absent have been reported to the Sportsmaster.
~ 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
It was another day of missed opportunities as several teams began well but allowed the opposition to get back into the game and ultimately gain control of the match. Despite conceding high totals, several teams managed to fight back with the bat, particularly the 3rd XI and 15 Cs. Congratulations to Elias Hall (14A) for carrying his bat against a very solid bowling attack. There is a recurring pattern whereby teams begin to lose patience in the last quarter of every innings. Captains must remember to take their time setting the field, while bowlers must persist with their line as far too often bowlers are changing their line as the batsmen begin to attack.
This year’s U/15 and U/14 Brisbane Exchange will take place from the 20-23 November at McKay. Brisbane players will need to be billeted by players in the 15s and 14s. Could all players in these ages please tell the MICs ASAP if they are able or unable to billet. Teams can’t be finalised until billeting arrangements are sorted. If you can billet two or more players that would be much appreciated.
1st XI - High 118 (A. Hughes 37, D. Smith 35, N. Anson 16, L. Katupitiya 14) defeated by Joeys 3/122 (J. Chen 1/16 , A. Ramesh 1/22 , S. Dias 0/11 )
2nd XI - High 45 (J. Cooper 12, S. Thushyanthan 11*) defeated by St Joseph’s 4/49 (D. Guptaa 2/3, T. Subasinghe 1/15)
3rd XI – Joeys 8/193 (30) (L. Katupitiya 2/31 , J. Norman 1/18 , K. Vyas 1/33
 defeated High 9/148 (30) (K. Vyas 38*, L. Katupitiya 33, A. Joseph 33)
The bowlers bowled with intent and brought up many opportunities but were let down by the lack of clean fielding. After fifteen overs Joeys were only on 66 but a drop in intensity after the break saw them reach 193 with some unnecessary full tosses. Overall it was an impressive performance with the ball but a substandard effort in the field.
3rd XI displayed their solid batting potential, form, and depth against Joeys with 3 players scoring over 30. Lalitha opened the batting and stabilised the innings after a few wickets fells due to fast in-swing bowling from the Joeys opening bowler but then went on to form an important partnership with Khushaal. Khushaal batted out the innings strategically playing to pierce the gaps. Anoj came in at number seven and brought his Adam Gilchrist-like game to High’s innings hitting an explosive 33 runs including five 4s and a six. This performance overall indicated great signs towards the season ahead.
4th XI – High 55 (K.Giang 11, J. Zhu 6, J.Yang 5) defeated by St Joseph’s 0/58
An improvement on the performance of last week, fielding has definitely improved, with only 4 singles being given away. A solid performance of batting from Kevin scoring 11 runs and Jacky with 6 runs, however the extremely high class and swinging bowling of the opposing team proved too much for our team to handle.
5th XI – High 94 defeated by St Joseph’s 2/95 (10)
16A - St Joseph’s 5/223 (32) (M. Yu 2/34 , S. Nagaraj 1/30 , G. Farrugia 1/32
 defeated High 118 (27.5) (A. Nayak 34, A. Dao 30, C. Mao 22)
High unfortunately lost the toss, an important toss, and were sent into the field on a very small ground. Lasith and Chris again bowled very good opening spells but Joeys were able to put the rare bad deliveries to the boundary. Michael was introduced into the attack and was rewarded with the first wicket of the innings thanks to an unplayable delivery and good catch from Agnish behind the stumps. However as the innings progressed the class of the batsmen won out and as the bowling began to wane the ball found itself getting hit to the boundary with regularity. Despite Joeys finishing with 5/223 off 32 overs there were still several highlights in the field, particularly a direct hit run out from Sagar and brilliant stumping from Agnish. Joeys’ opening bowlers continued the momentum gained by their batsmen and immediately got their just rewards as High fell to 3/13. Copious amounts of seam movement and a full length meant that any batsman who didn’t watch the ball closely found it a struggle to stay in. A very confident and convincing innings from Agnish saved High from a complete top order collapse as he both worked the ball into the gaps and found the boundary to finish with 34. Andrew and Chris gave the score some much needed respectability after drinks, with neither afraid to take advantage of the conditions and hit the ball over the top. It was unfortunate not to bat out the allotted overs as High were bowled out for 118 in the 28th over. Hopefully the other batsmen take note of the causes of their dismissals and work hard to rectify them at training.
16B – St Joseph’s 9/259 (32) (S. Subramanian 3/37 , S. Sethi 2/37 , H.
Zhang 1/46 ) defeated High 42 (12.4) (S. Sethi 10, E. Yu 7, H. Zhang 6)
High went out on a bumpy Moore Park West winning the toss and electing to field. A good forecast for the day, was unfortunately spoiled by some early fumbles with the catches. But recovering from mistakes, High continued to put their bodies on the line with some spectacular fielding on a bumpy ground. Despite the imposing score, High was close to the first time bowling all the Joeys batsmen out. A good start was set by Eric and Haotian, both putting up an aggressive start, but midway many of the team lost morale and started dropping the wickets. A better attempt this week shows potential for a good team on the field, as High looks forward to their next training sessions.
16C - St Joseph’s 5/209 (32) (A. Hu 2/19, H. Zhang 2/34, A. Cao 2/48) defeated High
50 (A. Cao 20, H. Zhang 7, R. Cheng 5)
It was a cool afternoon at Moore Park West as the 16 Cs began their first match of the season. St Joseph’s won the toss and elected to bat. We started of the innings in good shape, applying pressure on the Joeys batsmen as it looked closer and closer for us to get a wicket. Our team tried the best they could, but were unable to prevent them from scoring 209 runs. Although our bowling was excellent, our fielding needs to improve as we dropped many catches and could have prevented many 4s. Our batting began in a horrid fashion with Sam getting caught on the first ball. Many of our players struggled to score runs, until Andrew Cao stepped onto the field. He hit 4 fours and amassed a total of 20 runs before being the last one bowled out. Overall, the 16Cs played a solid game but there are several areas for improvement. We hope to learn more skills and apply these to better challenge the other teams.
15A – St Joseph’s 9/165 (J. Chew 3/14 , K. Robinson 2/13 , T. George 1/22 , R. Saha 1/8 ) defeated High 40 (R. Saha 9, V. Murugananthan 5*)
15B – St Joseph’s 6/219 (32) (N.Mostafa 2/32, J.Tran 2/19) defeated High 94
(S.Arudselvan 22, B. Lee 10)
High won the toss, and sent Joeys in to bat, the quick bowling of Bryan and Niyaz keeping the Joeys run rate at a slow pace. Niyaz’s constant pace paid off in the sixth over, picking up his first wicket, and soon he picked up another one, with great keeping by Alif, catching the nick off the bat. Jason and Anthony also bowled very well, each picking up a wicket. In the final over, Joshua Tran managed to pick out 2 batters, with great catching by Jason and Bryan. High came in to bat, needing 220 off 32 overs. Supan batted superbly, blocking the good balls and smashing the bad ones. Solid batting from the middle order and quick runs from the tail saw us reach a total of 94.
15C – St Joseph’s 5/212 (32) defeated High 8/146 (M. Liu 28, A. Narula 24, A.
Even though we were a man down High played with great spirit with a good bowling performance where we held onto some fantastic catches. Our batting line up starred with big names. Although we suffered the loss of a quick wicket there was a solid partnership between Alex Wong and Aashray early on after losing two wickets. Near the end of the game there was a great surge by Mike Lu who blasted the Joeys bowling and great credit to Dominic who stayed in for some time. High bowled well with 2 wickets for Anthony, 1 wicket for Tom, 1 wicket for Alex Wong and Alex Hussain and a great catch by Yilun.
14A – High 7/122 (32) (E. Hall 49*, S. Nampalli 19, L. Jepson 15, T. Nimac 10*)
defeated by St Joseph’s 6/124 (28) (M. Abeysekera 3/4 , P. Yu 2/22 , E. Hall 1/31
The 14As had a good start but a steady flow of wickets knocked back the run rate. Eli produced a fine innings (batting the full 32 overs) and was supported brilliantly by Shashank, Liam and Thomas to rescue the score from 4/48 after drinks to 122 at the end. For the second week in a row we bowled incredibly well with great spells from Manil and Peter, restricting St Joesph’s to 5/53 after drinks. St Joesph’s however managed to get away from us at the end with some good batting to reach our target with 4 overs and 4 wickets remaining. Congratulations to this week’s Player of the Week – Elias Hall
14B – High 84 (N. Rahman 25) defeated by St Joseph’s 3/85 (17)
14C – High 74 (27) (B. Ngyuen 22) defeated by St Joseph’s 1/75 (14) (A. Mao
High got off to an enthusiastic start, looking to find their first win of the season. Brendan, opening with his solid defensive play, secured a foothold for us after losing a few wickets. A great partnership with Masrur-ul Joarder ensured that we would challenge the Joey’s lineup. The bowling opened with a quick wicket, by Alex, boosting the confidence of the team. Their 3rd batsman, however, played smart, getting those quick singles and punishing the bad balls. Overall, the fielding and bowling was fine, but our batting definitely needed work.
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.
From the Canteen
Our Year 12 parents have left so we are actively seeking new volunteers for 2012. We cannot provide the service and range of food we do to your boys unless we have volunteers to help our canteen managers.
If you have never tried helping in canteen, why not give it a go? Helping in the canteen is a great way to network with other parents and to feel part of the school – you can also guarantee you will get to see your son when he shows up to buy food!! It’s a great way to also help make a really substantial financial contribution to our school. No need to wait until next year….introduce yourself now!
Please give Karen or Tracey a call on 9360 4027 to see what days they need help the most – any time that you can give us is most appreciated!!
The following people helped last week to prepare canteen’s great food.
Monday 17/10 Lynn Chen, Maria Nyugen, Yoski Kita Leong, Anita Bezjak
Tuesday 18/10 Jenny Dong Sharon Hughes Cia Koukouras
Wednesday 19/10 Mary Chan Doris Fong Khoa Bui Hiroko Kaitajima
Thursday 20/10 Stamatina Farrugia Lin Jin Alana Liang Minh Ming Lee
Friday 21/10 Louise Warren Shilpa Punekar
The Canteen Team
The Bulletin Board for Sydney Boys High P & C
Families should have received an invoice for co-curricular co-payments for summer sports. Please assist the school’s budget by paying this co-payment at the School Office at your earliest convenience.
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:
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
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.
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.
Upcoming Meetings & Events
P&C AGM – 7.30pm, Wednesday 16th November – Staff Common Room
Learner Driver Workshop – 6.00pm-8.00pm, Monday 21st November – Great Hall
Spring Music Festival – Tuesday 22nd November – Great Hall
Cover Design Competition
What is a book without a cover?
Would you like the opportunity to create the cover for your next planner? Here's your chance!
- Year 7 can enter a cover design for the 2012 Year 8 Planner
- Year 8 can enter a cover design for the 2012 Year 9 Planner
- Year 9 can enter a cover design for the 2012 Year 7 Planner
Entries close: Monday 14 November 2011
Submit entries: W:\Dropboxes\Cover Design Competition 2011
All entries must be submitted as a High Resolution JPEG file with name and class details attached.
Judges: Panel made up of SRC year reps and teachers
Prizes: $50.00 book voucher for each category
All entrants receive 5 bonus award scheme points