High Notes, Vol 13 No 22, July 27 2012

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From the Principal

High Talent
Congratulations to Geoff Gerlach who finished 6th in the national FIBA 3 on 3 basketball competition.

Elite Athletes and Performers
The recent review of the Elite Athletes and Performers (EAP) Program for UNSW has been completed. The program offers scholar-sportsmen significant help in their tertiary pathways. The EAP Program supports students with a flexible entry process that considers both academic and elite achievements, as well as flexible study arrangements while at UNSW. Students who have excelled in areas of sport, academia, performance, leadership, and/or music at a national or international level can be awarded up to five bonus ATAR points. Applications for entry to UNSW in 2013 will open 1 August 2012. For more information, please see www.unsw.edu.au/eap 

Debating and Rifle shooting Assembly
Special guest, Adam Spencer, gave us a very polished, entertaining and apt recount of the importance of debating in forming his character and future life directions. He stressed the importance of student support for debaters and how it inspires them to perform and gives them greater self-confidence. My speech to the assembly is reproduced below.

"Special guest, Mr Adam Spencer, coaches, parents, staff, debaters, rifle shooters and students - welcome to our annual debating and public speaking assembly. Each year, honouring our tradition of a preseason celebration of endeavour, we assemble to acknowledge the boys selected in the various debating teams entered by the school in a range of competitions. We try to demonstrate a belief in the value of the struggle more than the outcome of the contest. It’s the preparation and participation that builds character. Debating has a long preseason with Eastside and FED competitions running in term 2 and with the PDC round robin rounds being finalised.

"However, the GPS competition is our official Friday night highlight which I hope will be well attended for home debates this season.

"The GPS Heads have been evaluating the effectiveness of the competition and discussed the length of speeches, the number of adjudicators, adjudicator training, dress and demeanour; the efficacy of running debates concurrently and the method of deliberating and delivering adjudications in multiple adjudicator debates. Recommendations were sought from the Convenor of Debating and some decisions were taken to bring about some changes. Our intent was to avoid 10:30 finishes on Friday nights! We hope that the adjustments to process will make for a more enjoyable experience for participants and audiences this season. I am interested in feedback about how this season is perceived.

"I want to thank and applaud the work of debating MIC Rachel Powell this season. She has brought a heightened level of professionalism to the administration of the activity. Participation in the junior school is impressive and the boys are benefitting from a more structured experience in their first few years of debating. Thank you to Paris Munro, Annalise Mack and Brian Webb for mentoring PDC teams. As always, our program owes a great deal to our coaches. Dominic Bowes (2008) has done a great job with first grade as has Nina Ubaldi (SGHS 2008) with second grade. Thank you to both of them and all of the coaches who mentor our teams so enthusiastically. Thank you to all the parents involved in the Debating Sub-Committee which supports the competitions so well.

"Our results this year so far are encouraging. Christopher Chiam, Julian Edgtton and Robert Sternhell were selected in the CHS debating team. Our Year 12 PDC debating team has won through to the final of the Hume Barbour Competition by defeating Elderslie High School. They meet Manly in the final in two weeks.

"The Year 11 and 10 teams are still in their competitions, so we wish them all the best of luck. In the East Side Competition, High was victorious in both the Year 11 and Year 12 Divisions.

"Thank you to Rowena Barr for her efficient and effective management of public speaking at High. Public Speaking is high on the list of most feared activities for individuals, but with training and experience it certainly doesn’t have to be. More boys should muster the courage to put themselves to the test. The experience is invaluable. Congratulations to Kushaal Vyas who was runner-up in the state final of the Lions Club Youth of the Year Quest. In the Rostrum Voice of Youth Competition, Alexander Hughes, Lokesh Sharma and Gordon Dexter performed well. Again I ask that more boys try to build their self-confidence through public speaking participation. Each year at this assembly we set aside some time to honour our rifle shooters who conclude their long preseason this week at the two-day GPS Shoot. The occasioned is brightened from time to time by the reflection of light on silverware and so it is this year as our team carried off the Rawson Cup and the Premiership Shield in a tie with TAS. For Yujin Wu it was a special day – his second premiership and the captaincy of the combined GPS rifle team. Wilbert Wu and Jeremy Chan (10) were also selected in the team. Well done to Dominic Tran, Robert Sternhell, Bill Deng, Minghao Wu and Timothy Tran who made up our first grade team.Thank you to Cathy Meaney, Daniel Comben, Sam Kremer, Ishan Nadkarni Kevin Chan and the Rifle Committee for their great support of the team.

"Debating and rifle shooting may well be seen as activities that are poles apart but they have team work in common. In both disciplines goals need to be set, leadership has to be shown and shared, and problems have to be solved. Importantly, unfailing support to team mates must be shown to maintain morale. “It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it”. Joseph Joubert’s aphorism is appealing. Let’s hope that the world learns to employ more of the skills of debaters than those of rifle shooters when settling its questions! I congratulate all the boys who were selected in GPS teams and wish you best of luck in the GPS season."
Dr K A Jaggar

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Sydney High School Cadet Unit

SISC Live fire Activity

During the recent holidays 14 SHS Cadets undertook initial firearms training at the Sydney International Shooting Centre (SISC). This activity took place on 07-08JUL12, and was a trial run for joint activities between the Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) and Australian Army Cadets (AAC). The activity consisted of the Firearms Training Elective (Day 1) and a live fire shoot (Day 2). I am happy to say that all participants passed the training elective and are now fully qualified to operate the CZ BRNO 452 .22 LR rifle. This activity proved to be a grand success testing our cadets not only in marksmanship skills, but in discipline and judgement. I would like to thank Flight Lieutenant Palmer and his instructors for taking the time to provide the opportunity for SHSCU to learn safe firearms handling.
CUO Vincent Ye

Personal Accounts
On the first day, our first experience with .22 bolt-action rifles began with a lecture on the rifle itself and its safety requirements conducted by Flight Lieutenant Palmer. By the end of this day our cadets had to pass a rifle safety test examining firearms safety, maintenance and operation. On the second day we were to shoot the .22 bolt-action rifles on an indoor range where the Olympic shooting finals in 2000 occurred. Every cadet participated in firing a rifle from a prone position for the first time while having their scores tracked The ADFC Combined activity gave our Cadet Unit a unique and rewarding experience. The successful conduct of the activity provided our cadets with a challenging and enjoyable experience. We would like to thank 2LT Ho for planning the activity for our unit as well as being our Officer in Charge, Safety Officer and Food Management Officer; UA Budd, who was our Health Officer and organised the transport of our unit, and the Australian Airforce Cadets Officers for spending their time for this activity and the Sydney International Shooting Centre for allowing us to use their facilities.
CPL Matthew Zhang

This was my first cadet activity and was, unexpectedly, quite the challenge. We were taught the basics in assembling and the handling of the rifle followed by the maintenance and firing of the firearm. The first thing I did when we went inside was pick up the rifle to find it surprisingly heavy, however we were quickly reprimanded. I was quickly informed that the number one rule was “Never point a firearm at a person and to assume a weapon is always loaded!”. It was then that I realised my rifle was pointing at someone else!

Not too long later everyone was being formally tested and I found myself stumped trying to remember the correct weapon stoppage responses. I was under pressure, but unfortunately failed on the first day and I was devastated.

I was really disappointed that I had failed, but CUO Ye told me I would be able to take a retest the next day. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to come on the second day, but he reminded me that only 14 people were chosen for this and that I had to see it through. The next day I was trying to memorise everything I could, but kept getting confused. CUO Ye told me to relax and started testing me on the bus ride there telling me to think logically and sequentially. I found the Stoppage Action task to be the toughest part, but realised that I only had to remember the order in which the weapon operated and then use common sense as to what would be wrong with the firearm. I was asked to step inside the examination room, whilst everyone was lining up to shoot.

The second time round was easier and I was lining up with the third group to shoot. Each detail we got 20 rounds each and were meant to fire at a really small bulls-eye target with scores. I got 0 out of 200 for my first three tries, but by the afternoon I was scoring much better. When it was time to go I was really sad as we all had a lot of fun and I couldn’t believe I almost gave up. At the end of the day I had a lot of fun, a lot of fun experiences and really sore arms…
CDT Harishaan Puvanenthivan

July Promotions Courses 2012

During the holidays four of our cadets spent a week at Singleton Military Training Area, attending the AAC NSW Brigade Promotions Courses. These candidates are those considered to be exceptional team players that demonstrate initiative and courage. These qualities enable them to be put forward for leadership training. The courses are specifically designed to develop leadership within a safe military environment. As well as leadership, course candidates learnt advanced skills in navigation, first aid, radio telecommunications (RATEL), fieldcraft, and ceremonial drill. Candidates are also taught how to teach lessons themselves, so that they can effectively instruct their cadets. All our candidates successfully passed their respective courses and are now qualified for promotions.

I am pleased to promote the following cadets, effective 24JUL12:

Promoted to CORPORAL:
Cadet Benjamin Ling

Promoted to SERGEANT:
Corporal Tom Du
Corporal Dominic Tran
Congratulations to all those moving up into new positions of responsibility.

Sergeant Nicholas Ooi has been recommended for promotion to Cadet Under Officer (CUO). The rank of CUO is the highest rank a cadet may attain in the AAC and requires approval by the Brigade Commander.

We congratulate Nicholas on his success and look forward to the Brigade Commander’s approval of his promotion.

Christopher Budd
Training Officer
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From the Canteen

To warm you up on these cold winter days why not try our delicious homemade chicken and corn soup, steak sandwiches or delicious pasta.

Thank you to the volunteers for the first week back.

Tues: Gowri Muruganananthan, Cia Koukouras, Sharon Hughes, Jenny Dong,
Wed: Doris Fong, Hiroko Kitajima, Fumiko Cheony,
Thurs: Alana Liang, Stam Farrugia, Kyung-gi An,
Fri: Vithya Senthilrajan, Louise Warren, Linda Perris, Shilpa Punekar,
The Canteen Team

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Drama Festival Report

The 2012 Drama Festival was an enjoyable experience for all involved. The performers worked hard for nearly a term to write, practise and perfect their performances for the festival in Week 1 of term 3. Drama classes from Years 7-10 wrote and performed their own plays in their timetabled drama lessons and out of school. These were performed confidently and successfully. There were three performances in total: a daytime Matinee for Years 7 and 8, as well as some students from Bourke Street Primary School. There was a showcase that night for parents and visitors who thoroughly enjoyed the performances and a final Matinee for Years 9 and 10 on Thursday 19 July. There were a variety of genres performed; parody, crime fiction, mystery, satire and many others. The Year 10 physical theatre piece was choreographed by Ms Rohr and featured incredible strength, balance and timing. This was used in the finale for the show which also brought the performers from the other Years onstage. All students involved worked hard on their performances and it showed, with many stunning plays and pieces showcased in the performances. Overall the three performances were thoroughly enjoyed by the audiences who attended the showcases. Thanks to Alex Periera, Michael Chang, Hayden Rabone, Andrew Wei, Ashley Chan, Connor Robinson and Khushaal Vyas for hosting the various shows and introducing all of the group performances. A big thanks to Ms Rohr for all of her hard work organising lighting, scheduling, training, choreography, the stage and many other aspects that helped make the drama festival as successful as it was. Thanks also to all performers who participated and used their own time to work on their plays. We look forward to seeing these shows again next year!
Michael Hughes – Year 10

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Music Notes

Sydney Eisteddfod 2012

Riley Irwin in Year 10 was the 1st prize winner of the 2012 Sydney Eisteddfod Piano Polyphony (15s and under). WELL DONE!!!

HSC Music Trial

The HSC music trial performances will be held on the 3rd & 6th of August. Good luck to all the boys and best of luck with your preparation. Make sure you keep focussed over the next four weeks guys!!!! All the best from the music staff!!! :-)

Term 3 Ensemble Rehearsal Timetables

There have been a couple of adjustments for ensemble rehearsal times in Term 3. Please check the timetable and arrive ON TIME! There are NO EXCUSES for not attending or arriving late to ensemble rehearsals. ALL ENSEMBLES START AT 7:45AM. Remember a ROLL is TAKEN, and 80% of ATTENDANCE is required.

PLEASE REMEMBER to pack up after rehearsals (tidy up the room and stands back on rack). EVERYONE needs to help and not leave it to one or two boys. THANK YOU, boys, for your co-operation!

Boys Please REMEMBER to contact your instrumental tutor 24hrs before the lesson if you are unable to attend, otherwise you will charged for the lesson.

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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Melbourne High Exchange

This year marked the first multi-sport exchange for Sydney High with Melbourne High School. Both schools competed against each other with great sportsmanship in 5 sports including rugby, volleyball, soccer, theatre sports and basketball. All students who participated in the exchange also welcomed one or two billets to their home as guests as a requirement for the exchange. It was great to see all students from both schools proudly show their High spirit, barracking for their team.

In the rugby and volleyball, Sydney High won with ease as Melbourne High had no answer for Josh Leo’s adroit footwork dicing up the opposition and Arash Dosanjh just left the Melbourne volleyball players gobsmacked with his emphatic spikes. The Sydney High volleyball team built up a strong lead 2-0 but dropped one set due to some errors and in the 4th set they came out determined to finish off the match. For round two of the volleyball, it was a much closer match with Melbourne coming out with renewed confidence but Mr Kay stayed confident in the team led by Jonathan Clements-Lendrum and as usual, they came out on top. As for the rugby, the players showed no mercy with strong runs from the forwards which led to tries in the backs. The blind winger, Yuan Shi, made a casual crash ball into a try with his decisive running into the gaps. Eugene Lee’s conversion precision continued to extend the already increasing lead. Melbourne’s lack of structure in both offense and defence allowed Sydney High to run them ragged on the field. It was great to see all the Sydney High spectators lined up on the sideline cheering in unison for the 15s team, truly epitomising what High rugby is all about.

In the soccer and basketball matches, High didn’t do as well as we had expected against a strong Melbourne High team. Melbourne High brought many of their senior players along who worked skilfully and cohesively to beat Sydney High. Especially in basketball, many of their first grade players just outclassed our mixed teams in the first match. But in the second match, with some first grade players playing, the score line was much closer, accurately representing the skill level of our team. In soccer, High was once again outclassed by a more senior team from Melbourne High. Similar to basketball, Melbourne High played very well in the first match but Sydney High were able to reduce the margin in the second match with a more offensive mindset. Both schools performed very well in the theatre sports with High losing by less than one point. Melbourne sent three teams up to compete with High’s four teams from all different age groups and the performances were fluid and entertaining from both schools.

The MVPs of the exchange from both teams were:
Theatre Sports: Michael Hughes (SHS) Justin McStay (MHS)
Rugby: Joshua Leo (SHS) Jimmy Ellison (MHS)
Football: Marcus James (SHS) Anevrin Sarson-Lawrence (MHS)
Basketball: Braden Angell (SHS) Vinura Jayasena (MHS)
Volleyball: Jaiden Chin (SHS) Andrew Nguyen (MHS)

Overall, this sporting exchange was enjoyable from spending time with your billets and supporting Sydney High compete against Melbourne. This year was a success and hopefully next year there will be more sports played and encouraging more Sydney High students to participate.
Shuming Wang

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SBHS Rugby

High Rugby = High Spirit

Rugby Website: http://www.sydneyhigh.org.au/rugby/

The last trial game

Many teams used the last trial game against Barker/Riverview/Scots to test out new plays and structures in time for the upcoming GPS season. 1st XV had a narrow loss to Barker 3rd XV. The game time proved invaluable as the final trial was used to iron out set plays. Three teams proved successful on the day, 13Bs, 14As and 15Cs, with many students starting the new term scoring two tries.

The GPS season

Boys are encouraged to see the 1st XV take on Newington 3rd XV in the first GPS game on Saturday. With a 1pm start it is hoped as many boys as possible are there to create a supportive atmosphere for the 1st XV.

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/.

Going into this match, we knew it would be one of the easier matches we will play this season. This was true, the end result being 45-5. We started the match well, sticking to our fundamental cross field play, spreading the ball in an attempt to tire the opposition. We executed this method very well, and soon our forwards were always first to the breakdown. This ensured that our backline had much ball to play with. However, after scoring 3-4 tries against them, we became complacent, passing loose balls to no particular target. This forced many unnecessary turnovers. James Tinker had an exceptional kicking game for a forward, returning their kick-off, gaining us 30 metres and scoring a half field grubber try. Jing Li scored his first try against GPS competition off a solid pick and dive. Regardless, it was the team effort that ensured our win against Scots this week and we will have to continue at this standard at the least to produce results in the upcoming matches.
Rick Saha – 14As

Upcoming games –

28/7/12 v Newington at McKay,
4/8/12 v Riverview at Riverview,
11/8/12 v Shore at McKay,
18/8/12 v King’s at King’s

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SHS Cross Country

The school hosted the GPS Cross Country at Centennial Park on a damp and cold Saturday the 21st of July.

Despite the terrible weather, general opinion was that it was the best carnival ever! Just about every student on the roll turned up, resplendent in full school uniform. They participated with commitment and fervour. They showed great pride and determination with many achieving personal bests. Particular congratulations to Steven Chung, who ran his best ever position in the sixteens then turned straight around and ran in the opens, Kenneth Liu and Manil Abeysekera.

The students were supported by their parents and family in vast numbers. They were of invaluable assistance in all aspects of the running of the event. They were stewards out on the course, marshals at the start and finishing line, recording table and most importantly ran a splendid canteen under the guidance of our own masterchef Mr Farrington. It was a tremendous display of school spirit and no other carnival has shown anywhere near the same level of student and parental support.

The Cross Country staff of Ms Dam, Mr Kesting Mr Prorellis, Mr Bigelow and Mr Elliott were all of the opinion that it was the best carnival ever (rivalling the Olympics?) which was the result of the fantastic support, particularly from the parents. Thank you to all concerned.

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Football: The Onion Bag

Both the First and Second XI were hunting for solid games against St Joseph’s this week, a formidable rival and consistent GPS achiever. The Second XI, despite looking promising early on, unfortunately went down 1-0. Captain Nan Ma led his team out on the pitch, his deadly free kicks and through balls shaking up the Joeys defence, however the Joeys defence were just too strong for our strikers to put points on the board. The game tested the team's fitness and ability to keep up the intensity, showcasing a tough battle between two heavyweights of the competition. Despite the younger members of the squad lacking in experience, this did not reflect in their courage and skill, earning several yellows for well fought challenges across the pitch; particularly midfielder Marcus James. The wet and sticky pitch conditions and the constant battle against the strong headwind proved to tire out most of our players; however the will to win kept us fighting until the end. Keeper Allen Fu came back from injury to make some brilliant one on one saves, however Joey's perfect combination of quick passing broke down the defence and saw the ball slotted just past his reach to give them the 1-0 lead; a score line which would hold until the final whistle. Fullback Anirudh Ramesh played exceptionally well, a testimony to his consistent training and determination. Adilmorad Nadir of Year 9 played well beyond the capabilities of a 14 year old and struck fear into men twice his size and several years older; earning a place on the first grade bench. The squad has been continually improving and, together with Coach Ian Robinson, have the ability to finish high on the GPS table this season.

The First XI stepped out onto the pitch knowing that despite the fact Joeys looked good on paper, with 3 AAGPS representatives and the captain of AAGPS firsts among their squad, if we stuck to our game and played for each other a win would surely come our way. A win a week out from the opening game of the GPS season would bring great confidence to the side; an invaluable advantage to any game. High started well, playing the ball around the rough and muddy ground at Dave Phillips and adjusting to the conditions. However, the intensity and finesse of our game would only snowball from there. A pin-point free kick from centre back Daniel Jones saw winger Arjun Punekar head the ball home to take High out to a 1-0 lead. Midfielders Adam Booth, Jonathan Ren and Jackson Lam continued to dominate Joeys in the centre of the park, their frustration evident in the string of yellow cards that followed. High continued to play to their strengths, putting together a quick combination play and subsequent through ball to Arjun Punkar, who slotted in his second and extended the lead. Close to the half’s end, another curling free-kick from Daniel Jones was met by striker Oliver Meroni, who found the net at close range and brought the lead to 3-0 by the half time break. The change room at half time was buzzing with excitement and the spirit of a squad that had just played the best half of football all year. Yet, the message to each other and from the coaches was clear; play as if the scores were level or surely get stung by a hungry Joeys squad. High made sure of this in the second half. MIC Matt Mulroney summed up our game as we flooded into the change rooms, exhausted but animated: “The reason you won today is because each and every one of you did your role for the squad. That’s it”. It is this determination and solidarity on all counts that, although GPS schools have often shunned High as an easy competitor, has continued to prove them wrong; ongoing improvement that can be solely credited to the passion of coach Mehdi Hazrati.
Jim Koukouras
Captain 1st XI 2012

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Congratulations to all these students for achieving personal bests in the skill assessments so far this year. Keep up the good work.
G. Stein

Sport Skill Assessment Perfect Scores 2012

Year Basketball Cricket Rugby Soccer
19 sec: Brian Truong
20 sec: Mitch Flynn
21 sec: Nathan Sutton
23 sec: Andrew He, Daniel Zhang
24 sec: Bowrun Hou,
Jack Hutchison, Andrew Tayeh
  18 sec: John Sekouras
20 sec: Steve Comininos, Nathan Sutton
21 sec: Mitch Flynn, Jackson Huang,
Joshua Leo, Kevin Zhang
25 sec: Junjie Kuang, John Seroukas, Sai Vimalanathan 
22 sec: Li Fang Chen
23 sec: Bosco Tran, Garry He
24 sec: Garry Chen
25 sec: Kevin Dang, Kevin Liang, Adilmorad Nadir, Marshall Wang,  Jonathan Wu, William Banh
22 sec: Jin Huang Tan
19 sec: Jin Hang Tan
20 sec: Marc Betbeder-Metibet, Jason Lim, Daniel Wang
21 sec: Jesse Nixon, Johnson Tran
23 sec: Bovan Lin
24 sec: Kabir Agrawal, Tim Luo,
25 sec: Jaeco Agawin, Aidin Karahasan, Ben Wu
26 sec: Jerry Gek, Jason Hong, Kai Matsumoto, Nicholas Lee, James Lin, Alec Pham, Harishaan Puvanenth, Luke Tao
27 sec: Greg Kim, Thomas Nimac
22 sec: Youki Kita-Leong, Darren Lim
20 sec: Stuart Benjamin
21 sec: Kabir Agrawal, Alec Pham, Peter Yu
22 sec: Anthony Chen, Ralphin Hossain, Jacob Katafono, Tim Luo, Justin Song, Daniel Wang
23 sec: Steven Dai, Mohammad Tajwar Ali Khan,
Shashank Nampalli, Harry Park, Karthik Subbanna
24 sec: Kevin Du, Max Li, Thomas Nimac
20 sec: Kurt Wang 
25 sec: Sabesh Murugananthan
22 sec: Anthony Lee
23 sec: Sidney Pham
21 sec: Kurt Wang
23 sec: Rex Xue Lin, Chris Nguyen,
Jeffrey Zheng, Jonathon Zheng
24 sec: Tushaya Mehndiratta

Sport Skill Assessment Improved Performers 2012

Year Basketball Cricket Rugby Soccer
Grant Baker, Grant Choi, Kevin Chong, Daniel Fang, David Feng, Michael Hughes, Joshua Lane, Hong Jian Liu, Kaiwei Liu, Weber Liu, Niroshan Selvakkumar, Anthony Tran, Victor Zhang (M),   Andrew Bui, Jeremy Chan, Lasith De Fonseka, Kaiwei Liu, Weber Liu,Waylon Lu, Ivaylo Marinov, Justin Ng, Ryan Rawnak, Oscar Shao, Willars Tan, Pete Upatising, Jens Waring, Victor Zhang (M) Andrew Bui, Leon Chen, Grant Choi, Peter Choi, Damien Duong, Allan Hu, Junjie Kuang, Richard Li, Waylon Lu, John Seroukas, Robert Ristekski, Perry Sim, Joseph Tang, Sai Vimalanathan, Jens Waring, Daniel Zhang
David Bang, William Banh, Wesley Beare, Keith Li Chambers, Garry Chen, Kevin Chen, Li Fang Chen, Raycole Dai, Bohan Deng, Garry He, Alif Khondaker, Eric Le, Shane Li, Brian Mo, Rick Saha, Carl Yi Wang, Edward Wu, Jeremy Yang, Jimmy Zhou Jun Park, Daniel Wang, Vincent Xu William Banh, Raycole Dai, Andrew Han, Bryan Lee, Richard Li, Timothy Tran, York Wang, Jeremy Yang, Calvin Zhou  
Jaeco Agawin, Kabir Agrawal,  Faiyazbin Alam, Mohammad Tajwar Ali Khan, Akhlaaq Ahamed Jiffry, Kevin Cai, Anthony Chen, Julian Chen, Jun Jie Chen, Amit Singh Deep, Richard Ding, Kevin Du, Ciaran Farrell, Denny Fu, Jerry Gek, Clint Han, Shafiul Haque, David Hoang, Raymond Hua, John Huang, Kim Hyeonseung, Aidin Karahasan, Pajman Johnstone, Greg Kim, Nicholas Lee, Colin Li, Peiyuan Li, Kevin Liang, Bovan Lin, Edward Lin, James Lin, Justin Lin, Ben Ling, Tim Luo, Victor Luo, Kelvin Luu, Karsten Michael, Kai Matsumoto, Rafael Ng, Simon Nguyen, Victor Oh, Jason Qiu, Adam Shackel,Louis Shtein, Kathik Subbanna, Marshall Tan, Kentaro Takahata, Joshau Tiong, Tim Wen Xi Yao, Charles Wilson, Ben Wu, Felix Xie, Min Xuan, Steven Xue, Daniel Yam, James Ye, Gordon Yuan, Tiger Zhang, Steven Zhao, Andrew Zhu Stuart Benjamin, Remington Lim, James Nguyen, Nelson Yin Ethan Abergas, Jaeco Agawin, Kabir Agrawal, Kevin Andrew, Mohammad Tajwar Ali Khan, Manning Blackall, Anthony Chen, Julian Chen, Steven Dai, Ben Dang, Peter Dang, Richard Ding, Tony Dong, Kevin Du, Ciaran Farrell, Victor Gao, Dylan Goh, William Ha, Clint Han, David Hoang, Garry Huang, Harry Huang, Liam Jepson, Daniel Jiang, Youki Karnamadakala, David Kim, Akash Kirin, Colin Li, Benny Liang, Jason Lim, Bovan Lin, Edward Lin, Justin Lin, Ben Ling, Johnson Luo, Kelvin Luu, Kai Matsumoto, Raymond Mo, Ishan Mohamed, Shashank Nampalli, Jesse Nixon, James Thuy Nguyen, Harry Park, Alec Pham, James Pope, Jason Qiu, Nishathan Ravi Raj, Justin Song, Karthik Subbanna, Kentaro Takahata, Min Xuan Marshall Tan, Luke Tao, Johnson Tran, Aaron Tse, Julian Tu, Daniel Wang, Jackie Wang, Benjamin Wu, Felix Xie, Daniel Yam, Tim Wen Xi Yao, James Ye, Adam You, Marvin Yu, Peter Yu, Gordon Yuan, Tiger Zhang, Wesley Zhang, Steven Zhao, Andrew Zhu
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Volleyball Notes

GPS Volleyball Results

Date: 2/6/12  

Results: 1sts:  3-0
2nds:  3-0
Best Performances
Skill First Grade  Second Grade
% of Serves in play MaMax Song  (100)
Pinyan Gao  (85)
Patrick Krakovsky  (82)
Gordon Qin  (100)
Shaun Noronha  (95)
Sam Phillis  (88)
% of Serves that were kills Max Song   (56)
Ivor Metcalf  (53)
Pinyan Gao  (46)
Shaun Noronha  (60)
Jason Garrett  (50)
Sam Phillis  (50)
% of spikes and blocks kept in play Patrick Krakovsky  (100)
Jonathon C-L.  (92)
Ivor Metalf  (83)
Sunchit Sethi  (100)
Jason Garrett  (100)
Kevin   (100)
% of spikes and blocks that were kills Pinyan Gao  (100)
Patrick Krakovsky  (100)
Ivor Metcalf  (83)
Kevin  (100)
Sunchit Sethi  (83)
Jason Garrett  (75)
Serve Reception Passing accuracy
Jonathon C-L  (81)
Justin Yang  (75)
Pinyan Gao  (66)
Sam Phillis  (83)
Jason Garrett  (83)
Kevin  (80)
Freeball Passing accuracy
JuJustin Yang  (100)
Ivor Metcalf  (88)
Patrick Krakovsky  (88)
Kevin  (100)
Sam Phillis  (100)
Jason Garrett  (66)

Michael Kay
MIC Volleyball

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High Family

The Bulletin Board for Sydney Boys High P & C.

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Term 3 P & C General Meeting

The next general meeting of the SBHS P & C will be held on Wednesday 25 August in the Staff Common Room. There are a number of important issues being discussed within the various school bodies and feedback from parents through fora such as the general meetings is vital to ensure that the decisions being taken incorporate the views of the wider school family.

Dr Jaggar’s attendance at these meetings offers the opportunity to hear first hand information regarding current directions and issues. We strongly encourage all parents and guardians to attend at least one meeting per year to help remain in touch.

Term 2 Break P & C Parking

A belated thank you to the boys, parents and siblings who attended the P&C parking day during the term 2 break. Due to an oversight, the call for volunteers was put out at the very last minute, so a big thank you to Selma Mehmedbasic, Sharon and Lily Gordon, Jesse Moffat (Y12), William Cen and Daniel Cordas (Y11), Dexter Gordon and Wesley Beare (Y9).

Despite the late notice and the small number of volunteers, $3760.00 was raised which will be spent on projects within the school that will benefit all students.

Upcoming Parking Events

Friday 27 July–Roosters v Titans (School Parking)
Friday 3 August–Roosters v Dragons (Debating Supporters Group)
Saturday 11 August–Tigers v Dragons (Sailing Supporters Group)

Upcoming Meetings & Events

National Tree Day Planting at SBHS and SGHS– Sunday 29 July.
Jeans For Genes Day. Mufti and BBQ– Tuesday 31 July.
Cricket Committee Meeting and AGM: Room 901– Wednesday 1 August 5:30pm.

Ian Sweeting

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Rowing Committee Annual General Meeting

Date: Tuesday 21 August 2012
Venue: Staff Common Room
Time: 7.00pm

Come and find out about new developments for the upcoming season.

Rowing is a great sport that High provides for your boys. It also relies on parents to help facilitate the program. Every year we need new parents to become involved.

All Office Bearer positions will be declared vacant and available for nomination and election.

All parents of rowing students are encouraged to attend the annual general meeting.

Julie Blomberg
Rowing MIC

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