High Notes, Vol 13 No 32, October 19 2012

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From the Principal

High Talent
A great result for the Year 10 Teasdale Trophy debating team – Riley Irwin, John Seroukas, Lokesh Sharma and Peter Stephens are through to the PDC State Final! Congratulations to Thomas Nguyen (Year 8) who won the Year Level 8 category of the National History Challenge. High boys were successful at the 8th Informatics Olympiad. Yujin Wu won gold in the senior division. Michael Hauser (Year 10) was awarded a silver medal in the Intermediate Division and Calvin Chen (Year 10) gained a bronze medal. Good effort boys! Well done to the 15 years basketball team who progressed through to the last 16 in the CHS Knockout Tournament.

UNSW School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications
Researchers in the School have created the world’s first working quantum bit based on a single atom in silicon – a precursor to the development of quantum computers within 15 years. This is world class research! The BE ME course proved to be popular in 2012, with a 33% jump in enrolments. Enrolments in the BE Arts / Science courses increased too. A Masters in Satellite Systems Engineering is planned for 2013. The School is considering offering summer session courses to high school students for advanced standing credit towards a degree. The school is interested in students Y9-12 to work in a team for the FIRST Robotics Competition. The Taste of Electrical Engineering Workshops for Year 10 and Year 11 students were well attended by High boys in the first week of the September holidays. Two days of designing, building and working in a laboratory were followed by a half-day industry visit. It was a worthwhile vocational experience for participants. If you are good at mathematics and science, you might consider one of these workshops in 2013.

Scholarships – Phillip Day Memorial and Sir Roden and Lady Cutler Foundation
The School has two scholarships on offer each year. Enrolled or enrolling students are eligible to apply. Look for the details on the website under ‘scholarships’ on the navigation bar. Do not assume that you are not worthy or eligible. Applications close on November 30.

Summer Sports Assembly
At our recent Summer Sports Assembly we were fortunate to have Tim Hudson, former NBL basketball player and now a coach with the Sydney Kings who looks after school development. He shared his journey from high school to professional sport. He stressed to our boys the need to persevere with your sport despite selection disappointment and injury. My address to the assembly is reprinted below:

"Special guest Mr Tim Hudson, coaches, staff, GPS sports teams, parents and students – welcome to the 2012 October Summer Sports Assembly. The purpose of this morning’s assembly is to introduce and congratulate boys who were selected in the teams who have GPS competitions beginning in term 4 – basketball, cricket and water polo.

"Water Polo has been re-developing its profile in the school with a Junior and Opens team. Rhiannon Davis has organised the sport well, facing the usual challenges of access to suitable training venues. When that problem is overcome, I am confident that the program can flourish. Our ongoing relationship with Sydney University Sports is integral to the future of the sport at High but we also need longer and more reliable training opportunities. I encourage good swimmers to get involved in water polo.

"High basketball has continued its impressive level of success in 2012.  Winning the Raschke Cup, the CHS Knockout and a second GPS Co-Premiership, proved the depth and consistency of our great team, 2010-2012. Their success kept the dream alive for our young players. The quality of facilities, equipment, coaching and skill development is good. Our teams have a foundation in defence. We hustle, work together and keep up the pressure. Sticking to the game plan and communicating with one another, allow us to overcome deficiencies in size, speed and strength. We keep the ball moving in offence. We are trying to deliver a strong program right down to the Fs. The standard of GPS basketball continues to rise as a function of the number of talented players now involved in many schools. For the upcoming season we plan to consolidate, expand our training base and rebuild for the future.

"I want to acknowledge the ongoing commitment of Ben Hayman as Coaching Coordinator, MIC and first grade coach; Alex Hayman as Assistant first grade coach and Junior Development Coordinator; and the Basketball Committee for its work in supporting and marketing the program. Thanks to Reg Day and George Krastev for their work with second grade. As ever, Bruce Gordon gives generously of his time as a touring first aid man, strapper and psychological supporter. Wayne Baldock is tireless in his Saturday commitment too. The 2012-13 season should be the best organised and resourced program that High basketball has ever had.

"The cricket program has responded well to the new competition format, with a mixture of 20/20, one day and two-day games. Its first season was a success in the judgement of GPS Heads. Flexibility and adaptability are necessary team attributes. However, fundamental skills like shot selection, tight defence, footwork, line and length bowling, varying deliveries and safe hands in the slips and in the field, still make all the difference. For the 2011-12 season, Old Boys Hugo Richards and Siva Valliapan worked as Co-MICs. I want to thank them for bringing a fresh approach to cricket administration. For 2012-13 Siva will do the MIC role with Hugo involved in coaching. I am looking forward to our First grade and Lead Cricket Coach, Tim Roslin, moulding a more competitive squad for the 1st and 2nd XI GPS season. Cricket needs to professionalise its administration and training in order to provide a sustained, in depth development program for players. I am confident that Siva and Tim will make a difference this season.

"As is commonly known, much of individual success is determined by attitude. I was recently attracted to a slender volume entitled “Winning Attitudes” introduced by the legendary Herb Elliott. As Athlete Liaison Officer at the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992 Elliott asked many athletes: Why are you in Barcelona? In several cases the answer was: “I’m here to do my best”. In Elliott’s view “such an answer is an opportunity to let yourself off the hook – because you don’t set yourself a black and white target”. When you do set one, “failure is defined, and therefore the risk is great.” You need to take emotional risks to challenge yourself. If you set a high level goal, like to finish in the top three in the GPS, you have to impose a higher standard on your daily process. How intense is your training? How much effort is everybody putting in on each practice manoeuvre? Are we training at the speed and intensity at which the game is played by the top three teams in the GPS?

"In life, as in sport we are faced by the challenge of compromise. For Elliott, compromise is “the little voice that speaks to us all”. However, when you aspire to be really successful, “you can’t allow the little voice to win on any one occasion”. That’s how champions are made. Endurance athletes tend to have split personalities. Their bodies are connected to the ‘little voice’ crying out for them to stop and relax and ease the pain. Their minds are connected to aspirations and specific goals for training and racing. In training we all have to develop our spiritual side; the one focussed on bigger and greater things. Herb Elliott visualised a competitor on his shoulder to grow his spiritual side. This competitor could see into Elliott’s heart and understood how he was feeling at any moment. The competitor was just waiting for that sign of weakness taking over so that he could slip past and take control. ”That thought and image would sustain me”.

"I urge boys in both training and competitive situations to learn how to ‘say no to your little voice.’ If you want greater success at any level of competition, the team needs to say no to the little voice and to grow its collective spiritual side, the one that visualises victory. Congratulations to all boys selected in GPS competition teams. Good luck for the season. "
Dr K A Jaggar

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From the Office

Notice to All Parents

It is a parent responsibility to notify the Front Office First Aid Staff if your son has a medical condition which requires medication. All medication such as Epipens need to be clearly marked with your son’s name and have a current expiry date.

Your cooperation is appreciated.

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From the Canteen

Welcome to the new Year 12 Prefects.  We are sure you will settle in quickly and become valuable helpers in the canteen.

Thanks to our volunteers last week:

MON:        Carol Davis
TUES:       Amy Cao, Ying Ying Xiao, Yan Yang Wu,
WED:        Jim O’Sullivan, Penny Chan
THUR:      Kamala Selvakkumar, Ha Tran
FRI:           Sue Rynsaardt, Frances Salmon, Nina Liu, Soogie Sim

The Canteen Team

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Tennis Reports

16 As and Bs Tennis Report

The first week of the GPS trials for the 16 Bs tennis team went great, with five of the six matches that were played, resulting in a victory. Our B4, Angus Wu, did particularly well by defeating his opponent with a whopping score of 6-0. However, our As did not have such a fortunate day with the loss of all 6 matches. However, this will only encourages our team to train harder to win our upcoming games, where we will perform to the best of our abilities as 16 As and Bs of High Tennis 2012-13.
Jason Jung
16 As Tennis Captain

3rd-6th Grade Tennis Match Report

Last Saturday, our team faced St Joseph’s College for our first match. Unfortunately, we were sorely underprepared from our return from the winter season. However, several players produced promising performances for the Summer season. Denny Dien narrowly lost in a closely fought match being edged out 4-6 in the No 1 position in 3rds while Alan Stoneham cruised through with a smashing victory of 6-1 playing No 3. Doubles proved to be our weak point, with the team losing both 3rds double pairs.

4ths fared better with a narrow victory in the first doubles pair winning 6-5 but this was after Edward Zhang filled in from the 3rds as a stand-in for that doubles match.
Edward Zhang 11M

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Music Notes

Encore Nomination 2012

Ennes Mehmedbasic (Year 12) and Tin Wu (Year 11) were nominated for Encore. Encore recognises the outstanding performances and compositions of students from the HSC examinations. Congratulations to both these boys. Great Work!!!

Honourable George Alfred Palmer's Composition

Ennes Mehmedbasic (Year 12) has just finished the recording of “Sonata for Piano and Oboe” composed by the Honourable George Alfred Palmer, our guest speaker from last year’s Music Assembly. It can be viewed on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htS2rXK4yO0 Well Done, Ennes!!!

Marching Band

The Marching Band will resume as of WEEK 6, on TUESDAY and FRIDAY AFTERNOONS, after school.

Ensemble Rehearsals

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 (unless stated otherwise). 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 left to one or two boys. THANK YOU boys for your co-operation! Please remember PRACTICE DAILY, if only for 20 minutes, is required for you to develop your awesome musical skills and make your music tutor happy. Practice makes PERFECT!!!!!

The 2012 ensemble rehearsal timetable is provided below:

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning rehearsals 7.45am
unless stated otherwise
Intermediate Concert Band
Room 201
Senior Concert Band
Room 201
Junior Stage Band
Room 201
Symphony Orchestra
 Room 201
Senior String Ensemble
Room 101
  Senior Stage Band
Room 101
Intermediate Stage Band
Room 101
  Saxophone Ensemble
Room 201 8:45am
Training Concert Band
Room 202 |
Terms 2, 3, 4
Philharmonic Orchestra
Room 208
Chamber Choir
Room 201 8am
Junior String Ensemble
Room 208
Woodwind Ensemble
Room 202
Marching Band
TERM 1 & 4
Afternoon rehearsals
Start @ 3.30pm
Marching Band (MPW)
TERM 1 & 4

3.30 - 4.30pm
  Jazz Ensemble
Room 201
  Percussion Ensemble
 Room 201
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September 2012

The final fitness assessment of our Years 7 – 10 students was carried out during September. In 2012 personal goal times were again set to encourage each student to improve and maintain a higher level of aerobic fitness. It was very pleasing to see 255 students (33%) achieve their personal goals. Congratulations to these students who achieved their personal 1.6k run goal time. Their names appear below.

Year 7 (66 students)
Sadin Afsar, Faysal Ayub, Sanishka Balasooriya, Hugh Bartley, Bernard Chan, Jefferson Chan, Gavin Chung, Kevin Chung, Jason Feng, Terrence Feng, Connor Fisher, George Ge, Ben Graham, Ray Gu, Kevin Guo, Shadman Habib, Edgar He, Darren Huang, Marcus Ikeda, James Jiang, Da Hen Kwak, Anthony Lee, Harrison Li, Tony Li, Andrew Lin [R], Rex Lin, Chenhao Liu, Andy Lu, Jon Luo, Sabesh Murugananthan,  Anh Nguyen, Christopher Nguyen, Dean Nguyen-Jariv, Sidney Pham, Rahul Prabhu, Nathan Quan, Dibyendu Roy, Brian Senthilrajan, Andrew Shek, James Snow, Jerry Sung, Wanyu Tang, Daniel Tian, John Tian, Jonathan Tran, Leighton Vuong, Charlie Weng, Corey Won, Lucas Wong, Barry Wu, Brian Wu, David Wu, Roger Wu, Eddy Xiong, Michael Yang, Zong Jie Ye, Roy Yi, Feng Jun Yio, Raiyan Yousef, Pai Yu, Wesley Yu, Ruilin Zhang, Jeffrey Zheng, Jonathan Zheng, Samuel Zheng, Alex Zhu

Year 8 (64 students)
Ethan Abergas, Manil Abeysekera Jaeco Agawin, Mohammad Taj Ali Khan, Stuart Benjamin, Desmond Cai, Anthony Chen, John Chen, Julian Chen, William Chen [F], Amit Deep, Richard Ding, Kevin Fan, Denny Fu, Jerry Gek, Dylan Goh, Jason Hong, Chen Yang Huang, Garry Huang, Harry Huang, Daniel Jiang, Masrur-ul Joarder, Pajman Johnstone, Preetham Kappadu, Aidin Karashan, Jacob Katafono, David Kim, Youki Kita-Leong, Max Li, Benny Liang, Remington Lim, James Lin, Will Lin, Johnson Lin, Andy Liu, Tim Luo, Victor Luo, Adam McCaffery, Karsten Michael, Shashank Nampalli, Thomas Nimac, Alex Petrovic, Alec Pham, Nafis Rahman, Ryan Seong, Adam Shackel, Ellery Smith, Joseph Song, Justin Song, Henry Sun, Ryan Sun, Aaron Tse, Lee Yang, Tim Yao, Nelson Yin, Marvin Yu, Peter Yu, Gordon Yuan, Robert Yuan, Anthony Zhang, Tiger Zhang, Steven Zhao, Ervin Zhou, Andrew Zhu

Year 9 (81 students)
Daniel Ahn, Anthony Allingham, Vishnu Avudainayagam, David Bang, Shaleen Barawal, Wesly Beare, James Cai, Brian Chan, Terry Chang, William Chang, James Chee, William Chen, Hideyoshi Cheong, Jonathan Chew, Raycole Dai, Benjamin Dang, Kevin Dang, Nadir Haidar, George Han-McEvoy, Luke Hoad, Nguyen Hoang, Chris Huang, David Huang, Jason Huang, Ibrahim Hussaini, Anthony Huynh, Lachlan Huynh, Alex Jiang, Bennette Jiang, Sandaru Kamalasuriya, Yoshika Kulasinghe, Kevin Lau,  Bryan Lee, Jing Li, Richard Li, James Lian, Kelvin Liang, Kevin Liang, Michael Libman, Jason Lim, Kelvin Lin, Victor Lin, Joseph Liu, Yisheng Liu, Andrew Lu, Gordon Lu, Tom Luo, Sama Malolo, Joshua Maloof, Brian Mo, Niyaz Mostafa, Sam Musgrove, Adilmorad Nadir, Andrew Nam, Ashray Narula, Matthew Ng, Timothy Tin Nguyen, Kevin Ni, Jun Park, Nicholas Phillis, Alex So, Neil Song, Anthony Taing, Darren Taing, Anthony Tan, Jackson Tan, James Tinker, Johnson Tran, Joshua Tran, Shayan Vatandoust, Daniel Wang, Alex Wong, Anthony Wu, Edward Wu, Jonathan Wu, Sunny Xu, Carl Yang, Jeremy Yang, Paul Yu, David Zhou, Ian Zhou

Year 10 (44 students)
Ned Anson, Rakulan Arulmurugan, Andrew Cao, Chris Chen, Steven Chung, Steve Comninos, Andrew Dao, Tom Du, William Du, Damian Duong, David Evans, Daniel Fang, Brendan Hancox, Jimmy Huang, Jack Hutchison, Anes Harahasan, Naga Koneru, Junjie Kuang, Eugene Lee, Lokgei Lee, Joshua Leo, Samuel Lin, Geoffrey Liu, Kenneth Liu, Allan Loi, Jeramy Ma, Sagar Nagaraj, Ethan Ou, Lokesh Sharma, Allan Shi, Perry Sim, Peter Stephens, Andrew Tayeh, Dan Tran, Peter Vuong, Chris Wang, Jens Waring, Bevan Xie, Harrison Xu, Jacky Yu, Michael Yu, Tae-Won Yu, Victor Zhang [M], Wei Li Zhuang

The best times in 2012 were run by:
Kevin Guo (Year 7) 5m 54s,
Youki Kita-Leong (Year 8) 5m 41s,
Bailey Musulin (Year 9) 5m 29s and
Ned Anson (Year 10) 5m 00s.

An assessment of 90% or better required a student to run the 1.6km in a time of 6 mins 30 secs, approximately, depending on the age of the student. An assessment of 50% or better, required a time of between 7 and 8 minutes, depending on age. A result of 10% or less means the 1.6km run was completed in a time greater than 9 mins 30 seconds.

1.6km results for 2012

Percentile band No. of students in each percentile band
Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10
  Feb Sept Feb Sept Feb Sept Feb Sept
90 – 99 0 29 5 25 17 46 22 38
80 – 89 2 10 12 15 15 29 15 23
70 – 79 8 15 8 11 14 15 7 11
60 – 69 6 18 12 20 18 21 21 14
50 – 59 9 21 11 14 22 11 13 11
40 – 49 13 15 18 13 27 15 15 10
30 – 39 23 13 21 18 22 20 15 15
20 – 29 29 18 29 9 25 17 18 9
10 – 19 48 18 33 19 15 10 23 27
0 – 9 40 18 18 8 25 10 34 38
Non-starters 2 6 13 28 7 12 23 10

Mean results for each year group 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012

  Feb 09 Sep 09 Feb 10 Sep 10 Feb 11 Sep 11 Feb 12 Sep 12
Year 10 54% 61% 54% 59% 42% 62%   49%   55%
Year 9 47% 55% 47% 57%   44%   60% 51% 66%
Year 8 43% 56%   43%   52% 37% 52% 42% 60%
Year 7   32%   50% 32% 50% 31% 55% 31% 56%

1.6Km run – Best performances and record holders


Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Danny Fu
6m 55s
Quan Nguyen
6m 04s
Andrew Reis
5m 44s
Paul Watzlaff
5m 00s
Alasdair Brown
6m 13s
Alastair Taylor
5m 39s
Richard Xu
5m 53s
Attilla Szabo
5m 11s
Keiran Taylor
5m 55s
Cameron Reeves
5m 35s
Alastair Taylor
5m 45s
Harry Walker
5m 28s
Andrew Ye
6m 15s
Stephen Yoon
5m 56s
Jeremy Ireland
5m 38s
Matthew Fsadni
5m 33s
Andreas Purcal
6m 07s
Sam Lane
5m 28s
Michael Ambrose
5m 24s
Jeremy Ireland
5m 03s
Arjun Punekar
5m 47s
Anton Brokman
5m 41s
Sam Lane
4m 53s
Michael Ambrose
5m 24s
Eugene Lee
5m 43s
Oliver Kirk
5m 37s
Lloyd Perris
5m 00s
Sam Lane
4m 54s
Luke Hoad
5m 43s
Eugene Lee
5m 12s
Jonathan Clements-Lendrum
5m 10s
Adam Booth and Lloyd Perris
5m 01s
Steven Xue
5m 50s
Wesley Beare
5m 32s
Ned Anson
5m 08s
Jonathan Clements-Lendrum
5m 04s
Kevin Guo
5m 54s
Youki Kita-Leong
5m 41s
Bailey Musulin
5m 29s
Ned Anson
5m 00s

The personal goal challenge will continue in 2013. Personal goal times for 2013 will be posted in Room 901 during Term 4. I look forward to more students taking up the 1.6k challenge and achieving their personal best next year.
G Stein

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Sydney Boys High School Tennis

High v St Joseph’s

  1st Grade Result 2nd Grade Result
D1 1 + 2 W 6-2 6-2 1 + 2 L 3-6 4-6
D2 3 + 6 W 6-3 6-4 3 + 4 L 1-6 2-6
D3 4 + 5 W 6-3 6-4 5 + 6 L 1-6 6-2 4-10
S1 Brian Tran W 6-0 6-1 Ian Li L 5-7 1-6
S2 Patrick Rynsaardt W 6-0 6-0 Yuan Shi L 2-6 4-6
S3 Frank Zhang W 7-5 6-2 Carl Yang L 3-6 4-6
S4 Josh Sangueza W 6-1 6-0 Bohan Deng L 1-6 2-6
S5 Adam Smagarinsky W 6-2 6-1 Richard Hao L 3-6 0-6
S6 Eddy Wang W 6-4 2-6 6-3 Ryo Kawahashi L 3-6 5-7

1st Grade
After a long offseason, High headed out to Joeys for the first match of the trial season. With 5 members of last season’s team returning this season, the boys were excited and well prepared for action. The day started off well with High winning all 3 doubles matches. Number 1 doubles, Brian and Pat outplayed their opponents to win 6-2 6-2. New doubles combinations Frank and Eddy, Josh and Adam gelled well in their respective matches winning 6-3 6-4. The winning continued into the singles matches with Brian easily dispatching his opponent 6-0 6-1. A flawless performance by Patrick left his opponent with the dreaded score line of a ‘double bagel’ 6-0 6-0. Frank had to overcome a slow start to prevail 7-5 6-2, while Josh and Adam played exceptionally well, displaying the amount of training they have done in the offseason to win 6-1 6-0 and 6-2 6-1. Eddy who made his 1st grade debut on Saturday played a superb and controlled game despite being taken to three sets to capture his first singles win in 1st grade 6-4 2-6 6-3. The final result, High winning the trial rubber 12 matches to 0 completing our first whitewash since 2002. The boys look forward to taking this performance into this week’s trial against Newington.
Frank Zhang

2nd Grade
In the opening match of the season, 2nd grade played St Joseph’s in a tough and valuable rubber. With half the players new to the team, this encounter gave them a taste of the best-of-three set matches and the quality of their opponents. The number 1 doubles of Ian and Yuan faced a big serving and aggressive Joeys pair. Although we played a close match, we were unable to win key points and were broken late in each set, going down 3-6 4-6. Number 2 doubles were comprised of Carl and Richard, and they performed well in their first match. However, their opponents were too consistent, triumphing 1-6 2-6. Number 3 doubles of Ryo and Bohan played exceedingly well, pushing their opponents to a super tiebreaker. Fighting back from a set down, they lost momentum after the second and were unable to close out the match going down 1-6 6-2 4-10. In the singles, Ian fought hard in the first set, but was inconsistent in the second and let the match slip 5-7 1-6. Yuan played an opponent with a very strong serve, and unfortunately was unable to overcome it to go down 2-6 4-6. Carl fought hard at number 3 against a consistent opponent, but narrowly went down 3-6 4-6. Bohan played well in his first 2nd grade match but was outclassed by his opponent 1-6 2-6. Richard played well on debut against a tough opponent, losing 3-6 0-6. Ryo played a long and tiring match, with both players evenly matched, but ultimately went down to a more consistent opponent 3-6 5-7. While it was not a successful rubber, our team received important match experience and will be looking for better results against our next opponents Newington.
Ian Li

All old boys, rowing community, and their families are invited to the annual

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SHS Rowing

Back to the Sheds Day

Saturday 27 October 2012
7am until 9am

at the Outterside Centre, 5 Teviot Avenue, Abbotsford

Old boys, parents and supporters will race in the
High Rowing Challenge Regatta
in front of the sheds. 

Highlight Race
(approx 8.30am)

The best of the Old Boys take on the School VIII

Enjoy the traditional Shed Barbecue … bacon and eggs rolls, juice and barista coffee served throughout the morning.

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Rowing News

The 2012-13 Rowing Season is well underway and will continue throughout Term Four, the January holidays and up to Week 6 Term One. The GPS regattas begin on Saturday 3rd November with the Junior Head of the Parramatta, and culminate with the Head of the River on Saturday 9th March. More information and regatta results can be found at the Rowing NSW website - www.rowingnsw.asn.au

Training Sessions
Juniors (Y7/8) – The boys enjoy their time rowing on Thursdays in school sport time and on Saturday mornings. Strength and conditioning sessions are on each Tuesday afternoon at the school. Selected competitive rowers train on Monday afternoons on water at the sheds.

Year 10 Eights - Current Year 9 boys are learning to row with a sweep oar in the mighty eights. They will start competing in more regattas leading up to their first GPS Head of the River. These boys are expected to train on water Mondays after school, Thursday sport time, camping at the sheds Thursday night, rowing Friday morning and Saturday morning. Their strength and conditioning session is on Tuesday after school.

Senior Eights/Fours – The current Year 10/12 boys row Monday afternoons, camp Monday night, row Tuesday morning, row Thursday afternoon, camp Thursday night, row Friday morning and Saturday morning in preparation for the GPS regattas and the Head of the River. Strength and conditioning sessions are on Monday mornings and Friday afternoons. Cycling and fitness is conducted in school sport time on Wednesdays.

Coaching Team

Lead Coach – Lucas McBeath
Year 8 Quads Lead Coach – Hayden Schilling
Year 9 Quads Lead Coach – Juliette Baloh
Year 10 Eights Lead Coach – Ollie Wilson
Senior Eights/Fours Lead Coach – Lucas McBeath

Assisted by an enthusiastic team of old boys – Mr George Barris (Relieving Head Teacher Sport), Pravin Radhakrishnan, Gareth Deacon, Shahar Merom, Isaac Eveleigh, Alan Low, Koren Fang, Tim Gollan, Walter Santucci, Bob Henderson, Kyle Solomon and Bach Trang.

Welcome and Information Morning for Rowing Parents
It was terrific to see so many parents at the High Rowing Sheds at Abbotsford on Saturday morning. Information sessions, morning tea, and tours of the Outterside Centre were provided for parents and everyone seemed happy, relaxed and pleased to be involved.

How parents can help –

  •  Junior parents are needed to help out with the barbecue for the boys as they come off the water on Saturday mornings.
  • Senior/Y10 parents are required to assist in running the camps at the Outterside Centre involving meal preparation and overnight supervision. 

All parent involvement is very enjoyable in a wonderful location.

The parent committee meets once a month throughout the rowing season (6 meetings) and we are always looking for new parents to become involved. Our next meeting is Wednesday 7 November at 7pm in the common room at the school.
Julie Blomberg
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