High Notes, Vol 12 No 7, March 18 2011

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From the Principal

High Talent
Congratulations to Declan Gorey (Year 12), who was awarded a Gold Certificate in the Australian Mathematics Olympiad competition, ranking him third in a field of 118 invited mathematicians from around Australia. Well done to Jesse Moffatt on his 101 not out off 20 overs in a mid-week Davidson Shield round 2 win. At the Australian Junior Championships, Ivor Metcalf was second in the U17 110m hurdles (14.78) and 7th in the U17 high jump (1.88m); Anton Brokman placed third in the U16 800m (2.01.97); Frank Torok was fifth in the 5000m running a school record 15.12.05; and Adam Booth 10th in the 2000m steeplechase (6.44.7). Congratulations, boys! Well done to Ashwin Rudder who represented High in the winning NSW Public Schools team in the Commonwealth Day 2011 Schools Challenge debate at the NSW Parliament. Well done to Vyaas Rajan (7S) who has shown initiative in raising money to aid the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

Queensland Floods Appeal
Thank you to all boys, staff and parents who were involved in organising or contributing to the parking event and Mufti Day held recently. As a result of your efforts SBHS has contributed $4,233 towards the reconstruction and refurbishment of Queensland schools.

New Bus Driver
Our bus driver for 2009-10, Peter Hatch, moved to Tasmania where he has property. We welcome our new driver, Kevin Eadie. Kevin is driving our boys around to their venues. He has also agreed to drive for occasional outside hirers. We have worked out a cost for hiring the bus with cost recovery for the driver on top. We are pitching our pricing to provide a service to other government schools. In doing so, we hope to earn enough to cover a proportion of our service costs. If you know of a school that has a need for a bus and driver, call 0418169095 for details. I know that all members of the school community will treat Kevin with courtesy and respect as he carries out his duties and will follow his instructions and respect the vehicles he drives.

How are schools funded?
In 2007-08, 3.4 million students were being educated at a cost of $41 billion in 9562 schools employing 3% of the Australian workforce (337000). The majority of students are enrolled in government schools (66% in 2009). From 1999 to 2009 student numbers in schools increased by 233,300. The independent sector attracted 140,395, the Catholic sector 68,667 and the government sector 24,239. State and territory governments provided 89% of funding for government schools ($23.5 billion 2007-08), $3 billion coming from the Australian Government. It funded non-government schools with $6.1 billion (42% of total funding), while the states and territories provided $2.2 billion (15%) and private income in the form of fees and donations was estimated at $6.3 billion. Private income accounted for 58% of independent school funds, but only 28% of Catholic schools income.

Non-government schools are funded to meet a proportion of recurrent costs from the Australian Government through the Schools Assistance Act 2008. The Average Government School Recurrent Costs (AGSRC) amount for secondary students was $11,393 in 2010. Non-government schools receive recurrent funding within a range from 70% AGSRC for those communities with SES profile of 85 or lower to 13.7% for SES scores of 130 or higher. The AGSRC is used as an indexation factor – the percentage change in per capita state and territory expenditure between two financial years. However, ‘funding maintained' independent schools have their pre-SES funding entitlements preserved at their 2000 level of funding, with full indexation. ‘Funding guaranteed’ schools have their 2008 per capita entitlements guaranteed until their 2009-2012 SES score funding plus indexation equals their 2008 funding.

The effect of these exceptions is to preserve the status quo for independent schools until increases in indexed funding catch up to their 2008 levels. Funding anomalies exist.

The Flat during lesson times
Noise on The Flat, particularly coming from the basketball courts, is disturbing the learning of students in nearby rooms such as 801 and 802. The Executive agreed to ban ball games from The Flat during lesson times. Senior School boys have free periods on particular days for a variety of reasons. However, they are not entitled to disturb the learning of others during their free time. We have financed a senior library for boys in Years 10-12. We ask that boys ‘extend their learning day’ by using this facility if they happen to have free time. If the Senior Library is full, the Junior Library is an alternative. Boys working quietly in the McDonald Wing courtyard will be tolerated. Boys who cannot get themselves motivated to work during free periods and want to play ball games must move to Moore Park West to do so during lesson time.
Dr K A Jaggar

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Careers News

It is important that parents and students have access to the latest careers news and information. The Careers News section of the Student Portal and of the Parents Portal is updated daily with this latest information.

Visit the Careers News section to read the latest information about:

  • Guest speakers
  • Bonus point schemes
  • Overseas education opportunities
  • UMAT
  • University admission
  • University information days
  • University-school enrichment programs
  • Work Placement information

And much more.

Log into the Student or Parents Portal by clicking the Intranet Login link on the Sydney Boys High School website.

Please see the Careers Adviser if you have any further questions.

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What’s Up in the McDonald Senior Library?

Now that we are well and truly into the new school year it is obvious that the libraries at SBHS have an even bigger role to play in the education of our boys in that they make use of our facilities more than ever for serious study and research.

Often in the morning the McDonald Senior library has over 100 students in the library, many of whom are studying, reading or researching. Many are discussing their work in groups but the fact is the majority of them are actually working. Students using the library throughout the day during lesson time, when they have a study period, make good use of the library for their study and assignment needs. We are privileged here to have students who are highly motivated, interested in learning and self-disciplined enough to prepare them for the future world and of course in the short term to complete their HSC successfully.

Our online facilities have expanded with the provision of more databases and hard copy resources designed to enrich the curriculum and the literacy of the students using them. Online databases now available to students are: JSTOR, Encyclopaedia Britannica, EBSCOHost databases, Proquest.

Students are also encouraged to join the State Library which provides access to many more relevant and useful databases accessible to members outside the library. The teacher librarian started the school year working collaboratively with a Year 10 class in an innovative research assignment in Geography. Hopefully, the students gained skills and knowledge of the information and research process which they can apply to other subjects and research assignments.

In the Senior school all Year 10 and 11 students have laptops which are used in study periods as well as while they are in class. Year 12s have access to 25 desktop computers and at times they use their own laptops. Both laptop and desktop computers are linked to the school and DET network enabling them to access resources, classes (on Moodle), the Internet, and other resources through the network. They can also save their work and/or scan documents to their own folders.

This school provides many fantastic tools to enable students to learn in the 21st century way as well as amazing teachers to guide and teach students the skills and knowledge they require to achieve success in their learning. The library’s job is to provide resources and guide students in the use of them as well as encourage and support reading and enquiry.

Literacy is at the core of policy and the development of a balanced library collection including up to date online resources and access to web 2.0 tools at point of need in the research process as well as a dynamic and relevant book, magazine and DVD resources are absolutely essential to encourage real deep and meaningful learning.

Reading for information and interest including enjoyment of good quality fiction and magazines form a basis for successful literacy. Much research in the field of literacy affirms the view that students who read for any reason will be more successful in their learning at school and achieve more success in life than those who do not.

To do well in the HSC English course, students are encouraged to read widely and not just the set texts. Our task in the libraries is to provide a varied, interesting and quality collection of books to encourage wide reading. In my experience as a teacher librarian, students who have immediate visual and physical access to quality books will tend to read when the opportunity is available. E-books are now more accessible and are available through our library catalogue further expanding access to books! Our students get excited by the addition of new books and other resources. Both digital and hard copy book resources have their place in the school library of today. .

The libraries are an essential and central place in the school that can remove barriers and constraints to learning and provide “the learning intersection between print information and the development of expertise of learning with and through information and IT tools.” (Ross Todd, Envisioning School Libraries for the Future…, 19/11/10)

Research in the field of school libraries promotes the idea that school libraries are spaces where: “reading, literacy, inquiry, thinking, imagination, discovery, experimentation and creativity are central to students’ learning and development in all curriculums and learning for life.” (from notes taken at Conference attended “21C School Libraries – Getting into the Action” from Learning Commons Treasury by David Loertscher 19/11/10)
S Gordon
Teacher Librarian
McDonald Senior Library

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Thanks for library donation

Many thanks to Ms Brokman, mother of Anton Year 11 for her wonderful donation of 33 books in great condition.

If anyone has an annual book clean out our Library really appreciates fairly new (less than 15 years old) books. Our office boys will assist you to lift them from your car.
Mrs Crothers
Andrews Junior Library

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Die Deutsche Frage

Vorletzte Woche war die Frage: “Wie heisst der berühmteste deutsche Satz?” Karsten MICHAEL Yr 7 wusste (knew) die Antwort – aber sagte, dass jemand anders die Schokolade bekommen sollte. Vivin GEORGE Yr 12 war der Zweite (second) mit der richtigen Antwort – er bekommt die Schokolade! Der Satz war: “Ich bin ein Berliner”. Von J.F.Kennedy.

Die Frage für diese Woche: welche Essen (foodstuffs) haben den Namen einer Stadt in einem deutschsprachigen Land?
Frau St Leon

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From the Canteen

Canteen closes at Warning bell
When you are collecting your lunch order, it can get quite crowded and busy. Dr Jaggar reinforced that those who arrive first should be served first and that all boys should stand in an orderly manner to avoid pushing anyone in front.

Thank you all for your assistance in this regard – this will help us get your lunches out to you more efficiently.

Win a $10 canteen voucher for your son……
We realise our canteen volunteers are priceless and we could not possibly afford to pay them all. However to show our appreciation for their help, we offer a $10 canteen voucher to a volunteer once a month. When you attend on your rostered day, sign the duty book and you will be included in the draw for the voucher.

And the winner in February was Rita Shackel

Make sure your son goes to canteen to enjoy the benefits of your labour - we know he will make good use of the voucher. Thank you, Rita, for being a part of our happy band of volunteers.

Our thanks go to these people as well who helped out last week in canteen: Pauline Chan, Pam Jepson, Usha Arvind, Yoshie Kita Leong. Robyn Gordon, Jenny Wong, Mehrnoosh Johnstone, Elsa Li. Sally Allingham, Sladjana Petrovic, June Long, Nancy Andrew, Kamala Selvakkumar, Frances Salmon, Soogie Sim, Nina Liu, Sue Rynsaardt.
Thank you
The Canteen Team

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SBHS Debating

Tonight both debates are home debates. It is important that all debaters and chair- people bring a plate of food to share. This is our way of reciprocating the generosity we receive when we go to other schools to debate. It is preferable if we get both savoury and sweet food. This way we can provide High Boys and our guests with a real supper after all their hard work. Of course, we welcome parents to the debates and to the supper afterwards. The Parents Support Group is always looking for parents to get actively involved and this is an ideal opportunity to support your sons and meet other parents involved in debating.

Round 3 of Eastside saw the traditional rivalry with Grammar reignited for 2011. Our junior teams found arguing in favour of taxing rich nations to help poor nations reduce emissions a tough ask, and Grammar’s recent strength at junior levels continued, although our Year 8s grabbed their first win.

Another interesting topic faced the seniors: providing compensation to mining companies for losses stemming from the carbon tax. Year 10 fell for the first time this season, while the Year 11s rebounded from last week, and the Year 12s continued their solid run.

It would be great to see some juniors staying back to watch the seniors next week, as we take on rivals Sydney Girls at home.
Ashwin Rudder
Debating Prefect

I have two students helping now on Home Debate Nights and I am very grateful to them. They are David Wang and Raymond Hua. You did a great job last Friday. Thank you.

We had some new students and some old hands take on the role of Chair people last week. This is an excellent way to improve your debating skills. Well Done to you boys.

And, finally, congratulations to our FED debaters this week. Years 8 – 11 comfortably won their debates. It is a shame about Year 7, but Year 11 must be praised for fielding two teams, one to debate St Josephs’ Year 11s and another to debate their Year 12s.
Ms Powell
MIC Debating


18th March
Eastside 5
SBSH v SCEGGS and FED Newington v SBSH

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 Water Polo

Thomas Whalan Cup – Round 1

Opens v Newington College
Lost 11 - 5
High took on a strong Newington team on Saturday and played two very tight opening quarters to be level 4-4 at half time. We took a 1-0 lead early and Brendan Hancock continued to equalise every goal Newington scored. In the second half we failed to maintain the defensive intensity, but a strong counter-attack kept us in the game. Only in the last quarter did the scoreboard slip away, ending at 11-5. Goal scorers this week were Samuel Beston, Jeremy Dobrowolski and Brendan Hancock (3).

Earlier in the week, our squad travelled to Sutherland to compete in the group stage of the CHS Knockout. Our 3 games were against Cronulla High, Sydney Tech and Woolooware. Cronulla beat us 7-1, going on to take out the group undefeated. The highlight of the day was a close-fought win over Sydney Tech 5-4. They were an aggressive opponent and desperate to win. Backing up on this success, High kept a very strong Woolooware team to a close 5-2 loss to end the day on a very positive note.
Samuel Beston

16s v Newington College
Lost 9 - 2
Having played Newington in the final round of the GPS/CAS competition the week before and losing 16 – 2, we weren’t exactly thrilled at the opportunity to play them two weeks in a row. However, as we continue improve every week, we were able to have a 7 goal turn around in 7 days. Our defence continues to improve each week. We mark man on man across the pool and make our opposition work for their goals.

Newington 16Bs won every game in the GPS/CAS competition by more than 10 goals, so it is a credit to our dedication and improvement that we were able to keep the score in a respectable single figure defeat. Special thanks to Darren & Max Chien, Shaun Pak and Shaun Fletcher for playing in the CHS knock-out team at Sutherand Pool on Tuesday.

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Tennis report

King’s vs High

High was defeated 11-1 on Saturday. We are now in threat of not finishing second, but we are confident with the hard work that we will put in over the next couple of weeks that we can reach this goal. A lot of hard work was put in last week, lots of hours, lots of sleds runs suffered. We expected more from ourselves but unfortunately the only match won was my singles match. Every person fought as hard as they could and were mostly in a winning position; at the end of the day the end of the day that’s all you can ask for against a team as strong as King’s. We face Grammar this week and it is an important match for us to take back our second spot. We expect a big win and pressure is on for Patrick and Lachlan to perform.
Arman Abdollahi

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Basketball: Shootin' Hoops

High VS Kings

High vs Kings 2010 Term 4 (Last time)

1st HUGE WIN 99-27 A.DUMOVIC 32
2nd WIN 61-27 B.MCGLENCHY 28
3rd LOSS 44-34 M.ROBERTSON 11
5th WIN 29-20 H.TRAN 10
8th WIN 28-17 D.CHEN 13
16A WIN 40-26 A.WU MVP
16C WIN 32-28 J.CHUNG 13
16D WIN 31-21 S.WANG 12
16E WIN 24-20 A.ZHOU 8
16F LOSS 21-22 A.XU 9
15A DRAW 47-47 B.CHEN 30
15C LOSS 25-43 A.LIU 8
15D LOSS 24-27 D.SUN 12
15E LOSS 11-36 A.BUI 8

High vs Kings 2011 Term 1 (This time)

1st HUGE WIN 113-45 E.NAAR 30-(8/12, 3’s)
2nd WIN 51-35 B.MCGLENCHY 9
3rd LOSS 40-33 I.ZAMAN MVP
4th WIN 33-15 G.LI 13
5th WIN 29-16 N.LEON 9
6th WIN 33-30 M.LAM 11
8th WIN 40-21 D.CHEN 12
16C WIN 33-25 K.CHEN 9
16D WIN 28-22 A.ZHOU, W.MA 6
16E LOSS 25-26 G.LEE 12
16F LOSS 18-23 J.LEE 9
15A WIN 49-26 M.FLYNN 18
15B LOSS 17-34 W.GONG 10
15C WIN 43-25 B.TRUONG 16
15D LOSS 17-37 D.ZHANG 5
15F WIN 23-7 R.LI 6
14A LOSS 21-28 T.ZHANG 8
14B WIN 30-21 C.LEE 8
14C LOSS 32-20 C.CHEN 6
14D LOSS 39-22 K.SZET 8
14E WIN 28-22 H.ZHU 14
14F WIN (OT) 26-22 J.TRAN 12
13B LOSS 55-7 D.HOANG 5
13C LOSS 10-26 S.DAI 4
13D LOSS 19-5 LUKE TAO 6

1st Grade Table

  Played Won Lost For Against Points
High 12 11 1 1022 611 23
Newington 12 10 2 837 521 22
Scots 12 10 2 899 646 22
St. Ignatius' 12 6 6 818 876 18
St. Joseph's 12 4 8 665 811 16
Shore 12 5 7 692 800 17
Grammar 12 1 11 609 854 13
Kings 12 1 11 435 858 1313

High bounced back from last week’s loss against Scots (without Andrija, Craig and Eamon) to beat Kings by 68 points (with a full squad) and in the process pass 1000 team points for the season. The ladder is still very close with Newington and Scots only one win behind meaning that the final two matches against Grammar (home) and Newington (away) will be crucial in deciding the premiership winners. To be guaranteed as outright premiers High must win both of these games, so come along and support your school in their bid to make history and win the premiership for only the second time. One loss will allow High to be Co-premiers. Regardless of the GPS result, for High to qualify for the Nationals in Championship Division they must continue to win the CHS Knockout and win the state final VS the CIS Champion. (It is a good chance it will be Trinity/Scots College)

Old Boys, Parents and Friends Day

This Saturday we play Grammar at Sydney High, 10am for 2nd grade and 11:15 for 1st grade. As it is the Year 12s last home game it would be great to get as many supporters as possible to the games. If you are a fan of Sydney High basketball and want to show your, support-please attend this Saturday.

To Our Junior Teams

Congratulations to all our junior teams who have shown an immense improvement across the season thanks to the persistence of their coaches. It is particularly satisfying to see our 15 and 16 As win because these players are the future of High basketball. Work hard and you never know where you will end up in the future. Mr Hayman is watching everyone every week and notices your talent

~ 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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High Tide

Sydney Boys High School Sailing

Saturday’s racing was sailed in pretty much no wind, with a sea breeze only filling in well after lunchtime. Because of this, racing was called off with only one race sailed that day. Saturday saw the return to the normal Schools’ Point Score racing after the Tri Series for the last three weeks.

The absence of Cranbrook made the fleet significantly smaller, with around 15-20 boats in the Pacers as opposed to the normal 30. On a day with such little wind, a well-timed start and clear wind (no boats covering you) was absolutely crucial. David Evans slipped into a space right next to the start boat with about 20 seconds to the start and was able to get off the line ahead of most of the fleet. Bart Daniels had a good start as well but picked up many places on the first work to the top mark by keeping on the windward side of the fleet and maintaining boat speed. In frustrating conditions, many crews were penalised for paddling or rocking the boat and in a good show of sportsmanship, High were not penalised. Encouraging signs also came from Darren Taing and Tim Pilien who finished in mid-fleet positions after only a few Saturdays at the helm.


Finish Skipper Crew
3rd David Evans Will Randles
5th Bart Daniels Dexter Gordon

In the Lasers, Ennes Mehmedbasic sailed well to finish in 4th position overall and 2nd in the Laser Radials. If we keep up the good work next weekend, High will easily be in the running for a top 3 finish in the Pacer and Laser classes in the 2010-11 Schools’ Point Score.

Laser Radials

Finish Skipper
2nd  Ennes Mehmedbasic

Throughout the week, sailors also watched the J.J.Giltinan 18 footers Championship from the Supporters Ferry and although the wind was light, they saw why these boats are the pinnacle of skiff racing on Sydney Harbour.

Racing Rule of the Week:
ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2009-12 Part 2: Rule 11
When boats are on the same tack and overlapped, a windward boat shall keep clear of a leeward boat.

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Rowing Dinner

Wednesday March 23 2011
The Great Hall

The Rowing Committee invites you to the traditional Boatshed Dinner for all rowers.

It is a very special opportunity to celebrate the efforts and achievements of our boys as well as acknowledge staff, coaches and supporters.

All crews will be introduced on the stage and there will be speeches by -

  • Captain of Year 10 crews – Alex Pereira
  • Stroke of Year 8 1st Quad – Jackson Tan
  • Stroke of Year 9 1st Quad – Steve Comninos
  • Captain of Boats – Jonah Petrie

We ask all rowers to wear full school uniform please.

The evening is both a formal introduction of our representative crews for this season and a great opportunity to socialise and show support for the boys in the lead up to the GPS Head of the River and the CHS Championships.

The cost of the dinner is $30 for adults and $30 for students. Flavoured and plain mineral water will be provided. Parents may BYO wine/beer

We look forward to a full house with all boys and their parents attending.

Kind regards.
Anita Bezjak President and Julie Blomberg MIC

LAST DAY FOR PAYMENT AND RSVP [using the form available in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes] AT THE MAIN OFFICE IS FRIDAY 18 MARCH. You can pay by credit card over the phone. School Office – 9361 6910 Ext 108

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SBHS Rowing Committee

Scots Regatta Results

In beautiful conditions at Hen & Chicken Bay, we had 2 crews rowing to make the A finals at the Riverview Gold Cup this week. Our Year 9 1st Quad came 2nd to Shore in a time of 4.04.09 which means they finish the season in 3rd spot on the point score behind Riverview and Newington. This puts them into the top 4 schools and competing in the A Final at the Gold Cup. Congratulations to –
Stroke – Steve Comninos, 3 seat – Rex Yi, 2 seat – Ray Fang, bow – Anthony Tran, and cox – Josh Lane.

Riverview Gold Cup

This week Saturday 19 March
Riverview Gold Cup
Lane Cove

All our crews are competing in the Gold Cup at Saint Ignatius College on the Lane Cove River.

All families are invited to the college to watch the races from the banks of the river. Coffee, cold drinks and barbecue will be available.


Not only did Hayden Schilling (2010) receive 2 bonus points on his ATAR for entry into NSW University this year, he has also received a Sport Scholarship at the University.

Hayden applied for the bonus points and scholarship based on his involvement in the SBHS Rowing program as a coxswain for 5 years and coxing our School 2nd Eight last year. He is currently coaching our Year 8 4th Quad.

Upcoming Rowing Events

Rowing Dinner Wednesday 23 March Great Hall 6.30pm - This is the end of season dinner for all crews, coaches, staff and parents
High Regatta Saturday 26 March Hen & Chicken Bay - The committee are organising the catering for this event. This is our regatta and the one regatta you shouldn’t miss. Please be there to help or watch and support SHS Rowing.
Rowing Assembly Friday 1 April Great Hall 11am - This is a very special school occasion for all Head of the River competitors and families. Morning tea is served for parents after the assembly.
AAGPS Head of the River Saturday 2 April Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith - This is the big event, with all present and past rowers, and supporters, making the trek to cheer on High crews. We hope you can join us in the High marquee
NSW CHS Championships Mon 3/Tues 4 April - Grafton - for selected rowers Information is being distributed to rowers this week

Rowing Dinner

The annual 'Rowing Dinner' is an important date for all rowers and their parents to attend. It is on
Wednesday next week, March 23rd, starting at 6.30pm in the Great Hall.

It is an opportunity for all High rowers to come together, and for each crew to be announced onto the stage and recognised for their commitment and achievements. Our rowers have been training very hard and now face the demands of racing in the remaining GPS regatta, the Head of the River, and CHS Championships. We encourage all parents to attend as the boys really appreciate your support on such occasions.

The boys sit with their crews and the parents sit at tables with their Year group. I do hope you all make the effort to join us for this special night.

We do have the school bus booked to take boys to Central at the end of the dinner -9.30pm

Don’t miss out on the Rowing Dinner!

Please RSVP by sending payment and details to the front office.

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Sydney Boys High School Cricket

Sydney Boys High School vs The Scots College the Kings School

MIC Report
Congratulations to our 1st XI team for a great victory over the Scots College 1st XI on Saturday. This was a great result for the team which has played well all season. They also had a big win in Davidson Shield over South Sydney last week by 6/322 - Jesse Moffat 101 not out defeated South Sydney 47 2/1- Sai Sivayogarayan. Sydney High is also consistently starting to get some good wins in the other age group teams. Well done to all of these teams who won their game last week - 3rd XI, 16B, 15B, 15C and 14C. The 14A team also had a good contest by drawing their game. Each team has improved on their performances throughout the season by some good coaching and some inspirational play by the players on a Saturday. With two weeks remaining it would be good to finish the season off on a high note by performing strongly over the next couple of weeks. Good luck to all of our teams in the last game(s) of the season.
D Smith.

1st XI
Sydney Boys High 10-259 (82 overs) Owen Duffy 62, Sudam Dias 39, Jesse Moffat 39, Michael Phung 36, Oliver Meroni 25, Siva Sooriakumar 22 and 6-60 (20 overs) Owen Duffy 18 no, Oliver Meroni 17, Jesse Moffat 10 defeated Scots 10-168 (54 overs) Saif Haque 5-47, Jesse Moffat 3-27 and 9-210 declared (40 overs)
Siva Sooriakumar 3-32, Saigf Haque 3-70, Jesse Moffat 2-43) on the first innings. With a mere 39 runs to win, victory was well within sight. Jesse Moffat looked to take us through to the total, but lost his wicket after accumulating 39 runs. With Sudam Dias’s entrance, his partnership with Owen Duffy pushed us through to beyond 250 runs, well beyond the target of 169. Owen achieved his maiden half century on 62 not out, with Sudan a quick firing 39. With Scots looking desperately for an outright victory, we were sent in again with 20 overs to play. Although looking slightly unsteady on 6/60 at the close of play, we were able to secure our first win in the GPS competition this year!!

2nd XI
Scots 8 dec 218 defeated Sydney Boys High 10 /22 and 10 /116
After being in competitive position Day one at 1/6 (9) and Lahiru Katupitiya and Sachin Dhingra at the wicket for Day 2, there was great team optimism. On arrival at the ground the optimism turned to utter disappointment with a pitch inspection that was on the border of abandonment for the day. However, the contractor Green options put in an extra effort with the roller and provided a damp wicket. Our 1st Innings was a disaster, with the top four batsmen having to play on an unpredictable pitch which bounced, slid on grassed areas, with balls staying low due to hitting wet patches. The 2nd innings started on a pitch that had extra time to harden and to the credit of the team, they set about the task of minimizing the final result to avoid an outright, loss but having to bat for just on 3 hours, and later failing to hold on by 38 minutes from stumps. Good application by Daniel Smith (54), Nathan Kok (28), Ahdil Ansareen (9), Krishan Sivayogarayan(6) and on debut, Ned Anson (5) were the major run contributors as we battled it out for 43 overs.

3rd XI
Sydney Boys High 10/190 and 0/36 Pasan Pannila 63, Dhruv Gupta 53, Ryan Mcdonald 1 &24*, Allen Fu 21, Lalitha Katupitiya 8&8*) Defeated Scots College 112 and 110 outright.
High continued in overcast weather, continuing to bat from last week with Dhruv and Pasan at the stumps. Within a few overs, Pasan had hit his half century and within another over, Dhruv had hit his half century. Two overs later, Dhruv had played a shot straight to point where it was taken quite comfortably by the Scots fielder. With our team being seven down, Pasan made a great effort and got himself to 63 where he then played a shot up in the air and got caught. Sending High out to bowl, Shumit and Pasan had a great bowling attack taking out 4 of their early batsmen, which included a spectacular super human effort from Samir Kinger who literally dived 3 metres forward to take it one handed. Soon followed by a marvellous catch from Dhruv Guptaa with a front knee slide, taking it comfortably in the hands. With a few dropped catches in the field we lost concentration and they made a further 30 runs in the last 3 overs before finally dismissing them, sending High out to bat again and we chased down the 30 required.

4th XI – Game was washed out.

5th XI
Kings 8/140 (20 overs)( Mark 3/21 4 overs, Michael 2/19 4 overs, Nicky 2/23 4 overs, Shabash 1 stumping- Jesse awesome catch) defeated High 5thXI 9/92 (20 overs)(Jason 39, Andrew 16, Michael 14)
This game was one of the closest of the season, with High starting off with an early 2 wickets, only to have poor middle overs, with a bowling fight back after drinks turning into our strongest bowling performance of the season. Unfortunately our batting let us down with a middle order collapse starting with a poor run out. A late fight back got us to almost 100. With some work in the nets for our batting, there is a good chance for a win before the season is over.

16A XI
Scots 10/132 defeated High 6/121
Today we started off wonderfully at 3 for 103 Scots were looking dangerous and we needed to take some quick wickets. Just when we needed them Visakan and Anirudh came in and tore through their middle order with Anirudh taking 4 wickets and Visaken taking 4 wickets to have them all out for 132. We started our innings terribly with Kritman, Anup and Agnesh getting out in the first 5 overs. Then Shiv and Thilan had a little partnership of 20 before Thilan was caught at short cover. In came a determine Safat and Shiv and Safat survived two drinks breaks before Safat got caught at mid off after scoring 26. We lost a couple of quick wickets before Shiv and Visaken took it into their stride to bat out the whole day. At the end of the day Shiv ended up with 50 not out and Visakan 11 not out. With High at 6 for 121

16B XI
Sydney Boys High 4/75 Luong 36 Puvanendran 17 Joseph 10 defeated Kings 74 Luong 2/3, Chen 2/17, Liu 2/19.
After losing the toss and being sent in to bowl, High got off to a good start with a wicket in the first over. High tore through the first 6 wickets without a run to the bat. As the next batsmen came in High needed to keep the energy up to restrict the opposition to a low total. A partnership of 33 had Kings back in the game, but the bowlers were patient, held their line and length, and finally had Kings all out for 74 with solid fielding. Going into bat, opener Jian was unlucky to catch an edge down leg to the keeper in the first over. However, the remaining batsmen held their heads, with Luong capitalizing on a drop catch to contribute an aggressive 36. The top order kept the strike and the scoreboard ticking over and after a short rain delay, chased down the target with Puvanendran scoring the winning runs with a hard and flat 6. A convincing win boys!!

16C XI – No report issued

15 A XI – No game BYE

15B XI
High 4/103 off 20 overs Aditya Koneru 41, Lasith De Fonseka 21, Jesse Cooper 14 defeated Kings 8/92 off 20 overs Sai Vimalanathan 1/10, Haotian Zhang 1/15, Jackson Huang 1/16
After agreeing to play a Twenty20 match, High won the toss and elected to bat on a pitch that would prove difficult to score on. A solid opening partnership off 33 between Lasith and Aditya laid the foundation for High's innings, allowing the remaining batsmen to put the pressure back on the bowlers and fielders by running very aggressively, as boundaries were very hard to come by. Through this aggressive running, High was able to score a very important 37 runs off the last 5 overs and went in to their bowling very confidently. Kings began their innings very positively, going hard at anything short or wide and were scoring at a run ball for the first 4 overs. However some changes in length brought High back into the game and wickets began to tumble as the batsmen struggled to adjust to the slowness of the pitch, with High restricting Kings to 3/28 off the last 8 overs, ending up victorious by 11 runs.

15C XI
High Won with 3/172 Jesse 59, Sunchit 30, Tushaar 28 defeated Kings 6/110 Alan and David 2 wickets each
The game was a 20/20. Kings won the toss and they elected to field first. Our openers got 53 runs for us with the opposing teams giving us a few wides and we lost our first batsman at 1/66. Aaron hit many singles playing it safe and a 4. Sunchit on the other hand played attacking and got four 4's and a massive 6! This eventually led to his downfall with him being caught. Jesse then came in and played massive shots and made 6 4's and also 6 6's! This was also his downfall after being caught. Tushaar and Alan kept the pace going with Tushaar getting 3 6's and 2 4's. Alan made 2 4’s.

14A XI
Scots – 10/277 (56.3) DREW with Sydney High – 8/219 (70) Sudarshan Arvind – 37, Marc Betbeder – 35, Raunak Sura - 25 (not out), Varunan Murugananthan – 22, Vishnu Avudainayagam – 17, Niyazul Bari – 15, Kevin Robinson – 14.)
We started off the day in a wonderful fashion, Marc proceeded to make 35 before he was caught and we reached 3- 65. Vishnu and Sudarshan took High to 4- 122 by the next drinks break. Soon after drinks Sudarshan was out LBW and Varunan came to the crease. Varunan and Vishnu batted well taking us to 5 -163. Here Vishnu was run out for 17 and amidst the confusion Varunan was caught for 22. Here at 7- 165, Raunak played an incredible innings playing 98 balls and scoring 25. He was supported by NIyazul who made 15 and Thomas George who stayed in for 5 overs holding us out for a draw. Tahmeed who generally opens was very kind in standing down at 11 to allowing others to have a chance. In the end we made it to 8- 219 a good draw, but if it weren’t for the silly run out we may have done better. Great game Boys! Thanks again to Anthony Allingham for coming to the game and supporting us.

14B XI
The Kings School 10/145 Raycole Dai - 1/19 Anthony Huynh - 3/13 Niyaz Mostafa - 2/10 Shreyas Pulapaka - 2/16 defeated Sydney Boys High 10/105 Anthony Huynh – 23 Kevin Dang – 14 Shreyas Pulapaka – 13.
After winning the toss and electing to bowl High began well having Kings 2/12 after 5. However a drop in the standard of fielding and bowling saw Kings lift the run rate get to 2/100 (15). High managed to fight back and take the final 8 wickets for just 45 runs. High began disastrously with the bat, slumping to 4/12 in the 3rd over. Impressive hitting by Kevin Dang and Anthony Huynh rescued the innings and saw the score pass 60. Although the required scoring rate became too great a task, the team did well to pass 100 at a more than competent run rate of 4.3. The slight improvement required in fielding, line and length bowling and match awareness will see the team chasing easier scores of at least 20-30 runs less.

14C XI
Sydney Boys High 3/88 Alif Khondaker – 20, Niroshan Selvakkumar - 18*, Ian Zhou – 17 defeated The Kings School 8/83 (21) Yilun Zhou - 2/10 Siddarth Subramanium - 2/0 Sharek Khan - 2/4 Anthony Taing - 1/2
After winning the toss and electing to field, High began disastrously with Kings racing to 1/30 after 4. Impressive swing bowling by Siddarth Subramanium and some tight line and length by the support bowlers saw the run rate reduce and wickets being taken. High went to the main break with the momentum as Jimmy Zhou seized on a tough slips catch on the last ball of the innings. High never looked under any real threat in their innings as Alif Khondaker and Ian Zhou steadily pushed the score along. Niroshan Selvakkumar finished the game with a bang, hitting a six to seal the victory!

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SBHS Cricket Dinner 2011

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 organize.


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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High Family

The Bulletin Board for Sydney Boys High P & C

Julie Connolly
P&C President
If you would like to have any parent community news or upcoming events included in High Society, please contact Julie Connolly, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; M: 0418 470 203.

SBHS Big Night Out – 5.00pm, Sunday 27th March

The BNO team has put together a terrific menu for us all to enjoy at Big Night Out – 5.00pm Sunday 27th March – two and a half weeks away! Tickets for our only whole school family event are now on sale at the General Office. $20.00 each now or $25.00 at the door. Send your boy to school with your ticket order.

We would like to pre-sell as many tickets as possible so we know how many people we are catering for. Your whole family is welcome – terrific value with 3 courses and a full schedule of entertainment including music, dance, theatre and games for just $20.00 a head - BYO drinks or available for purchase on the night.

The success of Big Night Out relies on the whole school family pitching in to share the many cuisines on offer. In the menu below, are the contact details for the parents who are coordinating each of the food stations. We really need your help now to make sure we have enough food to share.

Have a look at the menu and make contact with one of the parents below to tell them what you can contribute or cook and when you can bring it. Something as simple as flat breads for the Greek BBQ, vegetables prepared for the BBQ or your specialty cake. Keshani, a Year 12 parent from last year, is coming back again to help us by coordinating the curries but she needs her team of cooks! 10 people making a curry for 10 will get us there.

You may even like to add something the BNO team hasn’t included. Donations of food are more than welcome and we can also reimburse for the cost of preparing meat curries, lamb, etc – just keep your receipts and give to your coordinator on the night. Each of the food stations also needs a team of parents to help serve and check tickets on the night. Please contact the parents below to nominate a time that you could help out during the night. The more the merrier.

We really look forward to seeing as many families as possible on the night – and we need your cooking skills!



MAIN COURSE      Choice of one of three stations:


Curry House Greek BBQ Chinese BBQ & Wok
Sachiyo James
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0403 482 530
curry puffs
sushi rolls
rice paper rolls
pork buns
spinach & ricotta filo pastries
gravalax on rye
Keshani Radhakrishnan
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98584397, 0410124350
Chicken curry
Beef curry
Vegetable curry
Fried potato & onion
Geoff Waring
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Lamb kebabs
Lamb & fetta patties
Chickpea patties
BBQ vegetables
Greek salad
Vegetarian Quesadillas (Mexican we know!)
Flat breads
Min Wang
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0403 631 894
Fried rice
BBQ chicken

Susan Adams
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0411 412 332
Selection of cakes including chocolate Eton mess (meringue)
all with raspberry coulis and cream

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Big Night Out 2011

Sydney Boys High School Presents:

Sunday 27th March 2011, 5pm

Come join in this fun school community event. Stalls will be serving a variety of multicultural food while you enjoy multicultural; entertainment in and around the main hall and courtyard...Activities and entertainment to delight all the family!

Tickets: presale $20 / $25 at the door
Delicious multicultural food entree, main and dessert
Wonderful multicultural entertainment
BYO and drinks will be available to purchase on the night


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