High Notes, Vol 13 No 20, June 29 2012
From the Principal
End of Term 2
Monthly Giving Program
Melbourne High visit
Distribution of ‘High Notes’ publication
Printing of High Notes will be severely restricted during Term 3. There will be 100 hardcopies printed. Limited copies will be available from the main office. To access the weekly edition of High Notes on line, please log on to www.sydneyboyshigh.com/publications/high-notes
Thank you in advance for your co operation
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.
Notice to All Parents
It is the parent responsibility to notify the Front Office First Aid Staff if your son has a medical condition which requires medication. All medication such as Epipen’s need to be clearly marked with your son’s name and have a current expiry date.
Your cooperation is appreciated.
Die Deutsche Frage
Der beliebteste Imbiss in Deutschland ist…. nicht die Brezel, - sondern die
Currywurst and if you think the Curry is inside the sausage, you are wrong. It is
sprinkled over the tomato sauce and the chopped sausage! There is even a Currywurst Museum in
Berlin (how old the exhibits are I don’t know!). Once again Kabir Agrawal knocked at
the door with the right answer. And for you to ponder during the holidays, hier ist die neue
Frage: Der König von Wien?!
School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS)
School Student Code of Conduct – Students travelling on buses must:-
Students are reminded to:-
During 2012, authorised officers will be deployed to inspect Code of Conduct compliance on school bus services in the Eastern Region. Students who are found to have breached their obligations may lose their travel entitlement and possibly incur an infringement.
Sydney Boys High School Drama Festival
July 17 - 19 2012
This term in Drama students have been learning many skills in Physical Theatre, Playbuilding, Text Interpretation and Characterisation.
As part of their assessment boys are required to devise and present an original piece of theatre to the class. Students will then be selected to perform in the school’s Drama Festival held in Week 1, Term 3. This is our third Drama Festival and it has become an exciting annual event on the school calendar. The festival will include performances by students from Years 7 – 12.
In order to prepare for this large scale production participating students MUST ATTEND both technical and dress rehearsals in The Great Hall. Students will need to bring a packed lunch and water bottle.
Please note students are to organise their own costumes, sound effects and personal props.
The technical rehearsal will be held on Tuesday 17July from periods 3 – 6 and after school up to 5:00pm. There will be a full dress rehearsal during periods 1 - 2 on Wednesday 18 July. Students will perform in the School Matinee for all of Years 7 and 8 on Wednesday 18 July, periods 3 & 4, and then return to normal classes.
A showcase will be held on Wednesday evening at 7:00pm. Performers and crew are to arrive promptly at 5:45pm with a plate for supper (biscuits, cake, sandwiches, etc.)
Tickets can be pre-purchased at the front office at a cost of $5 for students, $10 for adults and $25 for families.
Limited tickets will also be available at the door on the night.
There will be another School Matinee on Thursday 19 July, during periods 3 & 4, for Year 9 and 10. Students will then be required to help with the Bump-Out and return to class. Participants are eligible for Award Scheme Points and will be recognised for their commitment at Assembly.
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 on (02) 9361 6910.
From the Andrews Library
HOLIDAY TRIAL OF MUSIC DATABASE – NEED YOUR HELP BOYS!
To get straight in and looking at the Music Online: Listening collection, please visit: http://musictrial.alexanderstreet.com when prompted: Login: muspreviewer Password: 9sensible93 (valid till the end of July)
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as well as additional Popular Music available only to Music Online: Listening package subscribers. For additional information, please visit: http://alexanderstreet.com/products/music-online-listening-package. For general help, including navigation instructions and search tips, visit: http://music.alexanderstreet.com/help
The Bulletin Board for Sydney Boys High P & C
SBHS and SGHS Joint P&C Meeting
As noted in last week’s High Notes, we were unable to offer a roundup of the Joint P&C meeting held in the Great Hall on Wednesday of last week.
Term Break Parking Events
Please note that event parking fundraising continues at the school throughout the holiday period. Please ensure you check with the parking co-ordinator to confirm the exact start and finish times for particular events.
Friday 6 July – Tigers v Bulldogs (Football Supporters Group)
Have an enjoyable break
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!
Apologies if your favourites are not available this week as we run down supplies for the holidays.
Thank you to the volunteers last week.
The Canteen Team
High Rugby = High Spirit
High Website http://www.sydneyhigh.org.au/rugby/
Weight room - both weeks – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7-9
Term 3 Calendar
Regional Cross Country Carnival
This year’s Regional Cross Country Carnival, as in other years, was a challenging event for High being much more difficult than the Zone Carnival, due to a much harder course and High boys being pitted against the top 10 competitors from other Zone Carnivals. The result was an overall more challenging race against stronger and faster competitors, of whom only the top six in each age group would make it to the next stage; the State All Schools Cross Country Carnival.
Following three weeks of continuous rain, we were lucky to be able to have the carnival on a day when the rain had ceased, unlike the Zone Carnival, which had ended up with competitors running in increasingly heavier rain from the 16s onwards. However, the three weeks of downpour had taken its toll on the course, and runners arrived to find the ground underfoot soaked like a sponge, making it slippery and muddy, despite the fact that the sun had come out.
The race course itself was 4km of muddy pits, puddles and grass for the 12yrs races up to the 15yrs. Despite this, the runners ignored the terrible conditions of the course during their race, pushing on through the mud as to make efforts to avoid it would have slowed them down and were ineffective anyway. This resulted in many of our runners returning from their race both completely exhausted and covered with mud from the waist down. Luckily, runners were required to wear a borrowed Zone singlet, which was one part of their racing gear that they wouldn’t have to worry about splashing mud on during the race.
The races themselves were delayed by as much as half an hour as the day wore on. In the 16yrs race, the standard for making it into the State Carnival was increased when we were informed a runner had already been selected based on his time alone, resulting in only the top five from this race moving on to the next level. By the time the race started, the course had already been reduced to almost purely mud and puddles due to all the other runners from previous races running over it. The 16yrs race was an extra 2 km this time, with runners having to run 6 km compared to the 4 km they ran at Zone. Both Ned Anson and I managed to make the top 10. I finished 7th and special mention to Ned who pushed himself in the last lap to oust another runner and manage to steal 5th place at the last second, winning his way to the State Carnival and defeating a regular state competitor who dropped to 6th place.
High did extremely well in the 17s and Opens races, with Vincent Ye placing 7th in the 17yrs race
and Jonathon Clements-Lendrum winning it for High. As a result High will field the School Team in
the 17yrs race at the State All Schools Carnival. Adam Booth ran a strong race to finish 4th in
the 18+yrs race. Congratulations to all other boys from High who turned up that day to compete
and pushed their hardest, despite the terrible conditions of the course, and to those runners who
qualified for the State Carnival, good luck and run your best.
SBHS Junior Tournament
On Saturday 23rd June SBHS Junior Volleyball competed in two closely contested divisions. In the
Year 7/8 division the 14A, 14B and 15C teams played off against each other. The Year 7 teams
proved enthusiastic competitors in their first tournament and played with convincing spirit. The
14A and 14B teams have been very close in training. The 14Bs finished on top at the Tournament.
In the Year 8/9 division the 15A, 16A and 16B teams competed in a round robin competition. The
Year 10 Coaches provided excellent guidance for their teams.
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.