High Notes, Vol 13 No 19, June 22 2012

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From the Principal

High Talent
High defeated Westfields High in basketball in the CHS Knockout round of 16. Despite injuries to six of the squad the boys toughed it out for a win. Well done indeed! The boys are off to Terrigal again for the final 8 series. Shaun Pak (Year 12) and Hayden Rabone (Year 11) were selected in the NSW ‘B’ team for the cadet National Championships in foil. Congratulations, boys! At the Regional cross Country carnival, High boys results were: 18 years – Adam Booth (4th); 17 years- Jonathan Clements-Lendrum (1st), Vincent Ye (7th); 16 years – Ned Anson (5th) and Steven Chung (7th). A great job by all competitors!

Joint Project - Building Fund Contributions
As the end of the financial year approaches, I ask that parents who are wishing to help us to construct the Governors Centre for Excellence in Education as a joint project with SGHS consider donating $500 to help bring forward the commencement date of the project and receive the benefit of tax deductibility. The agreed accommodation schedule for the building has been forwarded to Asset Planning at DEC and further site inspections have been made by a DEC architect and a project manager. A meeting this week with the DEC Asset Planner and three architects was informative and productive. The basic elements for the concept plan were discussed. Plans were taken for perusal and details of the siting and orientation of the building were discussed and agreed. The possibilities of stage construction are being canvassed. The development timeline has the concept plans scheduled to be completed by August. We will be ready to move to the next phase in Spring.

Ongoing commitment from parents in the two schools over the last six or seven years has led to a pool of funds exceeding $4 million to be applied to the project. The building has yet to be costed accurately but it is likely to be $6million. Currently, we are lagging behind SGHS in fundraising our half, so we need to ramp up contributions to get to our goal. However, that difference can be narrowed considerably by 500 committed parents contributing $500 towards the project now. SBHS really needs to raise another $500k rapidly. Your contribution would help.

Semester 1 Reports
All boys should now have their reports. Unfortunately, I still have too many waiting to be discussed with students. Parent-Teacher nights have been held for Year 7, 9, 11 and 12. I hope that all reports for Years 8 and 10 will be collected before the rescheduled Parent Teacher Night next week. The responsibility for learning is a personal one – each boy has to manage his own learning. I urge parents to guide and support their sons in this process.

Requests for Student Leave
Parents are reminded that if they wish for their sons not to attend school for more than a few days that a request letter must be sent to the Principal for approval. Such approval cannot be assumed. Technically, permission has to be sought from the Regional Director before extended leave is approved for students. The practice at High is to grant leave except in exceptional circumstances, such as when public examinations are scheduled or in-house assessments are scheduled. Just prior to holiday periods I receive many requests from parents to take their sons away from the school on leave for various purposes. Please apply for leave well in advance of the proposed period of absence.

Anna Liu’s address to the Join P & C Meeting
Despite a relatively small audience in attendance, Ms Liu entertained the parents of SBHS-SGHS with stories of her personal journey from China to Australia and her perspectives on the possibilities for Australian Chinese families to retain traditions and culture while adopting the best features of Australian life – all round education, freedom of choice and opportunity to be oneself.

She urged parents to let their children get involved in co-curricular activities and to go and support them while they did them. I think that many parents might benefit from attending one of her parenting courses. Have a look at www.parentcalm.com.au to see the possibilities.
Dr K A Jaggar

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Parent-Teacher Interviews

Years 8 and 10 will take place on
Tuesday 26 June 2012
3.00pm – 7.00pm

Tuesday 26 June

Booking interviews with your son’s teachers
This year we will again use a web based electronic scheduling system for arranging interviews. This produces better results for all participants, especially more compact time schedules for both parents and teachers. The system works as follows:-

  • On Tuesday 19 June all parents of boys in Years 8 and 10 were sent by email details of the scheduling system and a unique code to be entered at www.edval.com.au/book.
  • This email was sent to the address currently held by the school. If you have not received this email by the following day (20 June) or, if your email address has changed from what had been previously advised to the school, you should notify the school at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it advising of this. Please indicate your son's name and roll class or date of birth so that the information can be forwarded to you.
  • On the Edval website you will see your son’s teachers listed and you will be able to select those with whom you require an interview. (If you hover over a teacher’s name, the subject involved will be shown.) At the same time you can indicate your availability between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
  • Once the majority of parents have requested interviews, the overall schedule will be generated by the school and your individual schedule should be available for you to download and print from two days before the interviews.
  • You will be able to adjust your interview schedule (if required) until 1pm on the day of the interviews.
  • Boys from all Years will be dismissed from class at the conclusion of Period 5 on the day. School Special buses will run to normal schedules and there will be supervision in the Junior Quad of boys waiting for these buses.
  • Interviews should not exceed five minutes’ duration. If there is insufficient time, a further appointment may be made for a later date, or contact by telephone arranged.
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From the Office

Letters Re Absence/Lateness/ Early Leave

When your son returns to school from being absent he is required to provide a letter of explanation signed by a parent or guardian. If your son is going to be late for school a note is also required. Alternatively you may contact the school by phone on 9361 6910 and dial “4” for the absentee line.

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, date and roll class of your son printed clearly. Your son needs to pick up a leave pass from the Main Office before he leaves the school.


If you require leave for your son please, apply in writing and address your application to the Principal, Dr Jaggar, stating the reason and length of time of the leave. Your son must then present this application to Dr Jaggar for permission for the leave. Please remember to apply before the leave and not after.

The Principal must approve all leave applications.

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Academic Merit List - Semester 1 2012

Congratulations to the following boys whose excellent academic achievements in Semester 1 2012 are recognised.

Year 12 Academic Merit

William BAXTER
Christopher CHIAM
Timothy CHIN
Sudam DIAS
Lucas FANG
Joshua FAYEZ
Andrew FONG
Harry HEO
Chun HO
William HO
Tejas IYER
Kenny LAU
Ronald NGAI
Michael NGUYEN
Ming PAN
Jun-Hyuk PARK
Ankur PAUL
Michael PHAM
Shubash QUAZI
Siddharth SETHI
Anthony SOO
Nathan TANG
Stephen TRANG
Peter WU
Chris YE
Jerry ZHOU
Jack ZOU

Year 11 Academic Merit

Andrew CHA
Darryl CHAN
James CHAN
Albert CHAU
Derek CHEN
George CHEN
James CHEN
Victor CHEW
Denny DIEN
Kenneth HO
Yang HU
Jonathan KIM
Jackson LAM
Edwin LI
Ian LI
Michael LI
Kenny LIU
Elbert LY
Dominic MAH
Han Lin MAI
Agnish NAYAK
Alexander NGUYEN
Anirudh RAMESH
Andrew WEI
Daniel WEI
Eric XU
Johnson XU
Jeffrey YANG
Terence ZHOU

Year 10 Academic Merit

Christopher CHEN
Leighton CHEN
William DU
Tushaar GARG
Wenbo GONG
Howard GU
Brendan HANCOX
Michael HAUSER
Brendan KONG
Gideon KWOK
Mesbaah LALEE
Philip LAM
Kohen LAU
Eugene LEE
Andrew LIU
Kenneth LIU
Yu Peng MAN
Samuel PHAM
Daniel SHAO
Charlie SHI
Robert TAN
Joseph TANG
Edric WANG
Nathan WANG-LY
Aaron WONG
William WU
William YANG
Rex YI
Eric YU
Michael YU
Victor ZHANG [S]
Jeffrey ZHAO
Glanden ZHENG

Year 9 Academic Merit

Gary BAI
Brian CHAN
William CHANG
James CHEE
William CHEN
Hideyoshi CHEONG
Gary HE
Kevin KE
Garwerd LIANG
Jason LIN
Mike LIU
Yi Dong LUO
Leonard MAH
Philip MAI
Adilmorad NADIR
Aashray NARULA
Benjamin NGUYEN
Timothy Tin NGUYEN
Raunak SURA
Anthony TAING
Jin Hang TAN
Bosco TRAN
Chen Yu WANG
Edward WU
Jonathan WU
Madison WU
Sunny XU
Paul YU
Samuel ZHANG

Year 8 Academic Merit

William CHEN [F]
Peter DANG
Richard DING
Dylan GOH
James GOH
Preetham KADAPPU
Sung-Chan KIM
Darren LIM
Alexander MAO
Hoang Khiem PHAM
Anthony RUSLI
Justin SONG
Daniel XU
James YE
Gordon YUAN

Year 7 Academic Merit

Faysal AYUB
Jordan CHUNG
Angus DONG
George GE
Kevin GUO
Patrick HAN
Daniel HU
Jinhao HUANG
Raymond HUANG
Harrison LI
Jason LOH
Sidney PHAM
Nigel SUN
Wanyu TANG
Daniel TIAN
Leighton VUONG
Corey WON
Lucas WONG
Nathan WONG
Kalvin XU
Dallas YAN
Ruilin ZHANG
Jeffrey ZHENG
Jonathan ZHENG
Raymond ZHU

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From the High Store

Zoot Suits Normally $75 now $50

Selected sizes only

Supporter Polar Fleece Jumper Normally $69 NOW $49

Beanies $10

Pencil Case $2

Sale ends Friday 29th June

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Die Deutsche Frage

Am Montag um viertel vor neun (8.45 am) klopfte es an die Tür unseres Lehrerzimmers (staff room). Kabir und Salil standen vor der Tür. “Is it Philipp Reis, the inventor of the telephone?” Salil couldn’t contain his excitement. “Guten Morgen, ihr Beiden,” war meine Antwort.

Yes – that was the correct answer. In 1859 he transmitted the wonderful message: “Horses don’t eat cucumber salad” over a distance of 100 m. He was a teacher of Maths and Physics! But he was not successful – people were more interested in the telegraph. Just before his death he prophesied that he had left the world a great invention.

A chocolate bar to Salil Shringarpure (Yr 8) – who might have shared it with Kabir as they both searched for the answer together.

Die neue Frage – und die letzte für dieses Semester: Der beliebteste Imbiss in Deutschland ist …
Frau St Leon

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Classical Greek

Well done, Tim COLLIER, for qualifying for the Finals of the annual Greek Reading Competition on July 25th at Sydney University. He will be reading a passage of the Odyssey of Homer. In the original Greek, of course. And also another passage of Greek at sight (not previously seen or studied!) He will be competing against students from Sydney Grammar and PLC Pymble. We wish you all the best!

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SBHS Debating

This week I would like to announce and to congratulate GPS and PDC teams. For all of you who tried out and were unsuccessful, please do not be disheartened. We still have Term 3 of coaching where there will be plenty of opportunities to debate competitively with one another and with other schools. For those of you who have made it into teams – very well done and as the standard was so high in every Year group, we are hoping for considerable success in GPS debating this year. Work hard with your coaches to make this happen please.
Ms Powell
MIC Debating

Rotating 3rds
Reserves/Rotating 4ths
Year 10
Riley Irwin
John Seroukas
Lokesh Sharma
Peter Stephens
Daniel Fang
Jon Freiberg
Andrew Liu
Sam Phillis
Tushaar Garg
Shawn Noronha
Edric Wang
Nathan Wang-Ly
James Pham
Year 9
Kevin Liang
Thomas George
Niyazul Bari
Adilmorad Nadir
George Han-McEvoy
Nick Phillis
Ganeshmoorthy Chandrasekaran
Sarangan Balakrishnan
Jonathon Chew
Gautham Shankar
Kevin Ke
Jonathon Wu
Niyazul Bari
Shreyas Pulapaka
Ganeshmoorthy Chandrasekara
Bosco Tran 
Gautham Shankar (Reserve)
Year 8
Eli Hall
Liam Jepson
Max Koslowski
Thomas Nguyen
Thomas Shortridge
David Kim
Fayed Morshedi
Oliver Lethbridge
Peter Lin
Arthur Chao
Ihsan Mohammed
Kai Matsumoto
Preetham Kaduppu
Ciaran Farrell
James Goh
Masur Joarder
Tim Luo
Year 7 was announced in last week’s High Notes.

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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Music Notes

Congratulations to the Senior Strings and their conductor Rebecca Irwin, who performed at the Sydney Eisteddfod on the 12th of June. Out of 15 ensembles, the Senior Strings came in 2nd Place. Well Done, boys!

An opportunity for Jazz students…
13th October 2012: Count Basie Orchestra performing at the Opera House - tickets are on sale. It would be a great opportunity for boys in Jazz/Stage Band to watch a great performance.

Music Performance Program

Students in the Music Performance Program, ALL Music Ensembles are now up and running, please ensure that you are attending the appropriate Ensembles as 80% attendance to rehearsals is required for award scheme points.

(No excuses for arriving late or not knowing the new changes!!!)

The 2012 ensemble rehearsal timetable is provided below:

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning rehearsals
7.45am unless stated otherwise
Concert Band
Room 201
Senior Concert Band
Room 201
Junior Stage Band 
Room 201
Symphony Orchestra
Room 201
String Ensemble
Room 101
Chamber Choir
Room 201
  Senior  Stage Band
Room 101
  Intermediate  Stage Band
Room 101
  Saxophone Ensemble
Room 201 8:45am
Concert Band
Room 202
Terms 2, 3, 4
Philharmonic Orchestra
Room 208
Marching Band
TERM 1 & 4
String Ensemble
Room 208
  Woodwind Ensemble
Room 202
Afternoon rehearsals
Start @ 3.30pm
  Marching Band
TERM  1 & 4
3.30 - 4.30pm
    Jazz Ensemble
Room 201
    Percussion Ensemble
Room 201
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Senior Drama Production with Sydney Girls High

‘The Seven Ages of Man’

So we took the challenge and we’ve done it again! The Boys and the Girls have come together every Tuesday after school to devise and envision a senior production. The drama staff started with a brainstorm and a challenge and then the students began to gather material that we could all mould into a performance shape – mastering a pastiche of story and emotional commentary. Once again this was an original; devised co-production. The Seven Ages of Man a trigger and an inspiration as Shakespeare identifies in his play, ‘As You Like it.’ From birth to end of life - what are we? Who are we? How are we not alone?

The students were improvising, sourcing, refining, polishing, choreographing, composing, designing and majorly collaborating. Inspired by each other we made and wrought this production from a simple idea: The Everyman and his/her Journey.

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the Sydney Girls High Drama Co-ordinator, Ms Elizabeth Surbey, for her energy in developing this co-production. I’m very excited about our collaboration and look forward to working creatively alongside her again next year.

We have been very much appreciative of the support of staff, parents and students of the crew, production contributors, artists as well as the performers from both schools. Congratulations to the following boys for their commitment to making the Senior Drama Production a huge success.

Cast: Sherman Du, Hayden Rabone, Naga Aditya Koneru, Lokesh Sharma, Peter Stephens, Sharek Khan, Jacky Yu, Andrew He, Burton Chen, Andrew Cao and Alfred Xing. Musicians: Michael Chang (violin) and Kai Matsumoto (cello). Production Crew: Sherman Du (digital design), Carl Xu (multimedia), Edward Zhang (sound), Khushaal Vyas (video) and Ashley Chan (photography). Front of House: Alexander Pereira, Connor Robinson and Andrew Wei.

Special thanks to everyone who came along to watch and be involved in this unique production. Your support and attendance is greatly appreciated.
Jennie Rohr
Drama Co-ordinator

Senior Production 2012 – Student Review

This year the senior production, a mixed group of boys and girls from Years 10 and 11, produced a stunning performance, depicting the ‘7 Ages of Man’. Inspired by William Shakespeare, the greatest playwright in history, they took the audience through a journey of life, beginning from the innocence of youth, to the end of life itself. Exploring themes such as love, they showed us different interpretations of the word, through the eyes of a ‘whining schoolboy’, to ‘a soldier, full of strange oaths’. The play incorporated many theatrical elements, such as the input of music, both live and recorded, physicality, aspects of mime, and they managed to create some very comical scenes.

We could very much relate to some of the ideas expressed throughout the play, especially the adolescent ages. There was a strong connection with the audience, and it created a very intimate performance atmosphere. Even with the lack of props, and a clear set, they managed to portray scenes with great detail and sophistication. As audience members, the spontaneous changes of scenes kept us very engaged through the hour long performance. It was a very clean and polished performance, and you could tell they had put an incredible amount of time and effort into perfecting the piece. Unfortunately, there was a lack of audience members on the first night, but the second night drew a much better crowd. We hope to see you all next year at senior production 2013!

Finally, a big congratulations to all the actors and actresses on stage, the musical accompaniment, and a very special thanks to Ms Rohr and Ms Surbey, for creating such a magical piece for us to enjoy.
Wenbo Gong and Wei Li Zhuang
Year 10

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Drama Festival School Incursion

18-19 July 2012
The Great Hall

Dear Parent/Caregiver,

At the start of Term 3 Sydney Boys High will be hosting the school’s annual Drama Festival. The festival will include performances from students in Years 7 – 12 Drama classes.

This is an exciting annual event on the school calendar and some participants will go on to represent the school at both the Sydney Region and State Drama Festivals.

To celebrate the achievements of our students we have organised two School Matinees for students in Years 7 – 10. Students in Years 7 and 8 will attend on Wednesday 18 July periods 3 and 4. Year 9 and 10 students will attend on Thursday 19 July periods 3 and 4.

The cost of the incursion is $5. Payment is due on Tuesday 26 June, Week 10.

There will also be an evening showcase performance at 7pm on Wednesday 18 July. Tickets can be purchased at the front office at a cost of $5 for students, $10 for adults and $25 for families. Tickets will also be available at the door on the evening.

This promises to be a fun, lively and highly entertaining event. Your support and attendance is greatly appreciated.

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at the school.

Kind regards,
Jennie Rohr
Drama Co-ordinator

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From the Andrews Junior Library

This week the Junior Library commences its Literacy Circles Program. This program runs due to the courtesy of the Values Ed program and is timetabled under its umbrella. Literacy Circles is a “boys reading” program during which students read one book from an author of a current and popular series. They then use a Moodle Forum to discuss this book with boys who have read other titles in the series.

144 books have been processed so far this year to support this course. The titles are depicted below. To celebrate this Year of Reading by underlining the necessity of excellent reading habits which support writing excellence, all Years 7 & 8 boys will enter a competition run by the magazine Spine Out with the book recommendation they write for Literacy Circles. By doing this the boys will also be participating in an Action Research Project examining the role of the Library in teaching higher order writing skills.

The writing they submit will be this year’s new books blog. The results of last year’s writing efforts can be seen on the windows leading to the Andrews Library and will now be published in the new books blog on our Website.

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High Family

The Bulletin Board for Sydney Boys High P & C

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

SBHS and SGHS Joint P&C Meeting

Thank you to all the parents who attended the Joint P&C Meeting on Wednesday evening and in particular, Sachiyo James, Anne Wall, Nina Lui and Nan Chen who together organised the event, supper and refreshments. Thank you also to those parents who volunteered on the night in preparations and cleaning up. Your support is always most welcome. Due to the High Notes deadline, a full account of the evening will appear in next week’s “High Family”.

Upcoming Parking Events

Thank you to those parents who made contact last week to volunteer for parking. Please feel free to email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like the contact details of your son’s particular co-curricular parking co-ordinator.

Please ensure you check with the parking co-ordinator to confirm the exact start and finish times for particular events.

Friday 22 June – Swans v Geelong (Rowing Supporters Group)
Saturday 23 June
– Wallabies v Wales (Rugby Supporters Group)
Sunday 24 June
– Roosters v Sea Eagles (Cricket Supporters Group)

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Rugby Committee Meeting: Staff Common Room– 6:00pm, Monday 25 June.
Parent/Teacher Night Years 8 and 10: Great Hall– 3:00pm to 7:00pm, Tuesday 26 June.
Last Day of Term 2– Friday 29 June.

Ian Sweeting

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From the Canteen

Canteen is in desperate need of at least two volunteers for every 1st Wednesday and every 1st Thursday of the month… as we have had a few mums drop out due to different work commitments. If you can help on a regular basis or only now and then please call Karen or Tracey on 9360 4027. Your son will love to see you in the canteen!

Some items may not be available this week as we run down supplies for the holidays. Thank you to the volunteers last week.
TUES: Elsa Li, Amy Cao, Yan Y Wu
WED: Anne Xiao, Jim O’Sullivan, Penny Chan
THURS: Kamala Selvakkumar, Ha Tran, Rita Wu, Bernadette Snow,
FRI: Linda Perris, Louise Warren
The Canteen Team

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Exchange Students - Host Families Required

Two Host Families Required for two Exchange students from France: Felix and Cyriac
7 July – 8 August 2012

“Offer a place in your family for a language immersion student to understand the Australian way of life, attend high school with your children, learn a new culture first-hand and make lifelong friendships. Nacel’s International Student Exchange Organisation was established 55 years ago in Europe and has been in operation in Australia for over 20 years. Nacel offers language-based, full immersion programs all over the world. Enrich your family life and enquire today about hosting a student from another country” “Felix is a 16 year old boy who lives in a large town on the northern border of France with his family. Felix is described as being very sporty as his favourite activities are tennis and cycling. Felix also enjoys watching movies and playing guitar.”

“Cyriac is a 15 year old boy who lives in Paris with his parents and his two younger brothers. Cyriac enjoys travelling, listening to music, climbing mountains and visiting museums with his family.”

Some assistance with expenses can be provided by NACEL AUSTRALIA for families who wish to host. For further information on inquiries, please contact Ms Mimma Vozzo HT LOTE or email Suzanne This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Angela This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone their Perth office on 08 9386 2500.

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Volleyball Notes

GPS Volleyball Results

  Date: 16/6/12  Opposition:  NEWINGTON
Results: 1sts:  3-0
25-20, 28-26, 25,10
2nds:   3-1
25-22,25-23, 22-25,25-16
Best Performances
Skill  First Grade (%) Second Grade (%)­
% of Serves in play JuJun (100)
Ivor (100)
Harry (100)
Ennes (100, from 22 attempts!)
Gordon (100)
Max (100)
Sam (100
% of Serves that were kills Jonathon (66)
Pinyan (66)
Max (33)
Ennes (32)
% of spikes and blocks kept in play Patrick (100)
Jeff (100)
Jun (100)
Sunchit (100)
Sam (100)
Jason (91)
%of spikes and blocks that were kills Jeff (75)
Jonathon (56)
Ivor (52)
Max (66)
Ennes (62)
Serve Reception Passing accuracy Harry (90)
Patrick (86)
Shawn (83)
Kevin (68)
Sunchit (68
Freeball Passing accuracy Jun (88)
Jonathon (85)
Kevin (100)
Gordon (100)
Sam (90)

*NB: I set the qualification at 4 data points

2nd Grade Tournament Report

On Friday 25 May, High Volleyball went out to Sydney Olympic Park for another NSW All Schools Tournament. 2nd Grade (Jason Garrett, Sunchit Sethi, Sachin Dhingra, Siddarth Sethi, Max Song, Aman Saksena and myself) came in low on confidence after losses to 3rd grade and the 17s on Wednesday left us seeded as SBHS 4. However, our low seeding placed us in the easiest pool, giving us some hope. We played our opening match against Holroyd. Most of the team had never played together before and it showed as we struggled to a narrow win in the first set. By the second set we were beginning to adapt to each other’s playing styles and worked some good attacks to comfortably win the set and match. We continued to improve as we downed Wycliffe College in 2 quick sets. We then played Homebush Boys. We played well in the first set but errors at crucial points allowed Homebush to win the set. The errors continued to flow in the second set and even timeouts with our high performance manager JC could not save us as we narrowly lost the set and the match. That one loss meant we finished third on point count back and missed out on the knockout stage. We then played a dead rubber with Great Lakes College, who thoroughly outclassed us throughout the two sets. The game was a good opportunity to try out some novel combos, with none better than our libero Sid’s backcourt hit that sailed out to finish the match. Everyone in the team played very well and with a little more experience playing together, the future looks bright for 2nd Grade.
Patrick Krakovsky

Michael Kay
MIC Volleyball

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SBHS Rugby

High Rugby = High Spirit

Grammar Trial Game

The Grammar trial proved to be an enjoyable wet weather experience for all students involved. While no teams managed victories, all teams had very competitive games. Congratulations go to the improving 1st XV who were narrowly defeated by their opposition.

Team reports – Each week one team/age group report will feature in the High Notes with the rest going on http://www.sydneyhigh.org.au/rugby/.

Despite the weather and state of the ground, we were as keen as ever to play against the Grammar side that has become our closest rivals since U13s. A strong start had us dominate for most of the first half, where a slippery ball and surface forced plenty of mistakes by both sides. Providing good ball along with space to run for the outside backs proved to be a very difficult task for each team as well, and this resulted in much of the game being played through the forwards. Field position became very important, and a five metre scrum on our line had Grammar up 5-0 at the break. The second half was tough, and fitness was shown to be a crucial part of the match. This was an area of weakness on our part, and cost us the game in the end. A few standout tackles from George Chen and Andrew Dao, and Braden Angell’s solid control around the rucks had us looking great at times, however a few small slip-ups had them finish at 31-0. We are very much looking forward to playing them again in the last round.
N Anson

Holiday Training:

Weight room - both weeks – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9-11
Rugby – both weeks – Wednesday 9.30-11.30, Friday 9.30-11.30
Kicking with ex-Wallaby D.Knox – both weeks - Friday 11.30-12.30

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Sports Donations

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.

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Drama Festival

Watch Out!
Sydney Boys High School
Drama Festival

7pm July 18 2012
The Great Hall

Pre-purchase tickets at the Front Office
$5/$10 Adults

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Enrolment 2013 - Years 8 - 12

Applications available from the school or visit www.sydneyboyshigh.com and click on the link to enrolments.

Applications close 26 July 2012.

Sydney Boys High School
Personalising Gifted Attainment


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