High Notes, Vol 13 No 40, December 14 2012

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From the Principal

Final High Notes for 2012
In our last edition of High Notes for 2012 I would like to thank the people who bring it to you. In the first instance there are a lot of regular contributors – MICs of sport, the Music Staff, our Librarians, the P & C President, the Community Services Committee, sports captains, Ms St Leon for her quizzes and all the individuals who feed me information about student achievement for publication in From the Principal each week. In particular, the High Notes editors Cathy Northey and Valerie McKinnon, have produced the publication each week in a reliable and readable format. High Notes adds a lot to the culture of the school. We want to share with each other, recognise each other’s achievements and celebrate the pursuit of excellence by our boys.

High Talent
Edward Naoumov, Ennes Mehmedbasic, Dominic Mah and Darryl Chan won the Scots Invitational Chess Tournament this week. Congratulations, boys! The best Junior Team in the competition was: Manil Abeysekera, Johnson Lin, Anthony Yu. Well done! Congratulations to our Open Basketball team who finished fourth in the Australian Schools Basketball Competition in Melbourne. Well done also to the 15s team who finished fourth also. The Open team finished 4th after losing to the eventual winners in overtime in an earlier match. In the tournament in Melbourne, Geoff Gerlach (Year 11) scored the most field goals at the highest percentage of all the competitors – a great effort! Christian Jurlina (SHS 2012) was selected in the NSW U-20 basketball team. At the CHS Blues Presentation Night last Friday, Ivor Metcalf and Amandeep Dhaliwal were honoured along with 52 other athletes across NSW Public schools. In addition, Ivor was awarded the Sydney Markets Sporting Scholarship (a first for a High student), for the best performance by a Year 11 athlete. Congratulations to both boys! Well done to recent Old Boy, David Chan (SHS 2011), who was named as Waverley Young Local Hero of the Year for 2013 for his exceptional leadership and ability to inspire others, as well as for his substantial contribution across a wide range of charitable and community causes, including work with major charities. Nominations for Encore this year were: Ennes Mehmedbasic and Tin Wu (performance) and Jaan Pallandi (composition). Congratulations, boys!

In the early matches from the Australian Schools Volleyball Championships in Melbourne: 1st grade – Division 1: defeated Wesley College 2-1, Melbourne High School 2-0, Haylebury 3-0 Hallet Cove 2-0 and Keysborough  2-0; U17s – Division 2: defeated Melbourne High School 3-0, St Joseph’s College 2-1, Heathdale 3-0, Renmark 3-0, Wesley College 2-0,and lost to Adelaide 1-2; U15s – Division 1:defeated Brighton 2-1,Monbullk 3-0,Heathfield 2-0, Maribyrnong 2-0, and lost to Girton 0-3. Best of luck for the rest of the tournament!

Lak Saviya Foundation
During 2012, the contributions made by Year 10 students through their fundraising for KRMV were used to help students directly. Benefits to the school this year included: establishing a school band; continuing the provision of special classes in English and for IT capacity building; and providing four computers and monitors. Five students from KRMV have been nominated as contact people for our ongoing e-exchange with Sri Lankan students. This year the exchange of emails went quite well with our Year 10 boys. I trust that the next Year 10 group will build on this exchange to enhance English skills at KRMV and to raise our cultural understanding of a troubled, developing country

Timetable Changes for 2013
With the introduction of 5 x 1 hour periods in a school day next year, certain routines by students and teachers will need to be modified. The key to the success of this change is punctuality. Students and teachers will be expected to be learning precisely at 0905 in the morning and immediately after transition periods. Five minutes is enough time to get anywhere around the school. (Boys will be regarded as being late to school if they have not scanned on by 0900 Monday-Thursday and 0925 on Fridays.) We want to preserve one hour of teaching time for each period. Teachers will be expected to mark the rolls each lesson right at the beginning to time stamp the start of instruction. Longer periods will require more teacher preparation time and more flexible use of class time and resources. Many boys have morning classes and get hungry. The Executive decided to flip the recess and lunch breaks to do two things: fist, to recognise that there are many boys who have commitments at 0730 at school and are hungry by 1100; and second, to ease the pressure on volunteers having to stay back later at lunch in the Canteen due to the very late finishing times of lunch times (c. 1400) under a 2-2-1 period structure.

All changes create stress and anxiety but we need to keep our eyes on the big picture – student personal growth and learning outcomes. There are many teachers who are now reflecting about how they can use the additional 7 minutes per period, profitably.
Dr K A Jaggar

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New Bell Times for 2013

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Scripture: 0850-0930
1: 0905-1005 1: 0905-1005 1: 0905-1005 1: 0905-1005 1: 0930-1025
Transition Transition Transition Transition Transition
2: 1010-1110 2: 1010-1110 2: 1010-1110 2: 1010-1110 2: 1030-1125
Lunch: 1110-1150 Lunch: 1110-1150 Rec: 1110-1130 Rec: 1110-1130 Lunch: 1125-1205
3: 1150-1250 3: 1150-1250 3: 1130-1230 3: 1130-1230 3: 1205-1300
Transition Transition Lunch: 12:30-1310 Lunch: 12:30-1310 Transition
4: 1255-1355 4: 1255-1355 4: 1310-1410 4: 1310-1410 4: 1305-1400
Rec: 1355-1415 Rec: 1355-1415 Transition Transition Rec: 1400-1420
5: 1415-1515 5: 1415-1515 5: 1415-1515 5: 1415-1515 5: 1420-1515
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Academic Merit List - Semester 2 2012

Congratulations to the following boys whose excellent academic achievements in Semester 2 2012 are recognised.

Year 7 Academic Merit

Sadin AFSAR
Faysal AYUB
Sanishka BALASOORIYA
Hugh BARTLEY
Daniel CAI
Jordan CHUNG
George GE
Ray GU
Kevin GUO
Patrick HAN
Daniel HU
Raymond HUANG
Da Hen KWAK
Anthony LEE
Harrison LI
Tony Xingkai LI
Rex Xue LIN
Jason LOH
Anh Viet Duc NGUYEN
Danny NGUYEN
Sidney PHAM
Rahul PRABHU
Kieran SHIVAKUMAARUN
Nigel SUN
Wanyu TANG
Daniel TIAN
John TIAN
Leighton VUONG
Kurt WANG
Matthew WHITTAKER
Lucas WONG
Brian WU
Kalvin XU
Dallas YAN
Kevin ZHANG
Ruilin ZHANG
Sean ZHANG
Jeffrey ZHENG
Jonathan ZHENG

Year 8 Academic Merit

Ethan ABERGAS
Kabir AGRAWAL
Faiyazbin ALAM
Mohammad Tajwar ALI KHAN
Edward BELOKOPYTOV
Stuart BENJAMIN
William CHEN [F]
Peter DANG
Richard DING
Dylan GOH
James GOH
Elias HALL
David HOANG
Raphin HOSSAIN
Dennis HUYNH
Liam JEPSON
Preetham KADAPPU
Aidin KARAHASAN
Vishal KARNAMADAKALA
Sung-Chan KIM
Kevin Jia LIANG
Darren LIM
Tim LUO
Alexander MAO
Kai MATSUMOTO
Fayed MORSHEDI
James Thuy NGUYEN
Thomas NGUYEN
Hoang Khiem PHAM
Star QIU
Nafis RAHMAN
Anthony RUSLI
Ryan SEONG
Thomas SHORTRIDGE
Salil SHRINGARPURE
Karthik SUBBANNA
Ryan SUN
Stratton VAKIRTZIS
Andrew WU
Peter YU
Gordon YUAN
Steven ZHAO

Year 9 Academic Merit

Vishnu AVUDAINAYAGAM
Gary BAI
Keith Li CHAMBERS
Brian CHAN
Ganeshmoor CHANDRASEKARAN
William CHANG
James CHEE
William CHEN
Yu-Fan CHEN
Hideyoshi CHEONG
Benjamin DANG
Yao Jie (Jacky) DONG
Thomas GEORGE
Nader HAIDAR
Gary HE
Luke HOAD
Kevin KE
Ian LAI
Richard LI
Kevin LIANG
Jason LIN
Mike LIU
Loizos LOIZOU
Leonard MAH
Philip MAI
Chi MAO
Sean McKENNA
Adilmorad NADIR
Aashray NARULA
Benjamin NGUYEN
Martin NGUYEN
Timothy Tin NGUYEN
Jesse NIXON
Peter RYAN
Rick SAHA
Raunak SURA
Anthony TAING
Bosco TRAN
Oliver TSEU-TJOA
Chen Yu WANG
Ki On Alex WONG
Edward WU
Jonathan WU
Madison WU
Carl YANG
Paul YU

Year 10 Academic Merit

Christopher CHAN
Christopher CHEN
William DU
Ray FANG
Samuel GALLAGHER
Jason GARRETT
Wenbo GONG
Aaron HASSAN
Jimmy HUANG
Anes KARAHASAN
Brendan KONG
Gideon KWOK
Philip LAM
Eugene LEE
Lokgei LEE
Darren LI
Kenneth LIU
Weber LIU
Allan LOI
Yu Peng MAN
James PHAM
Samuel PHAM
Michael SAWANG
Daniel SHAO
Lokesh SHARMA
Robert TAN
Joseph TANG
Edric WANG
Sida WANG
Nathan WANG-LY
Aaron WONG
William WU
Harrison XU
William YANG
Michael YU
Victor ZHANG [S]
Andrew ZHANG
Haotian ZHANG
Jeffrey ZHAO
William ZHOU
Wei Li ZHUANG

Year 11 Academic Merit

Andrew CHA
 Darryl CHAN
James CHAN
Michael CHANG
Albert CHAU
James CHEN
Victor CHEW
William CHOI
Jisoo CHUNG
Denny DIEN
Howjer GU
Kenneth HO
Yang HU
Sikandar HUSSAINI
Bob JIN
Anup KALUVE
Jonathan KIM
Sumen KUMARESWARAN
Jackson LAM
Jason LAM
Edwin LI
Ian LI
Jerry LI
Michael LI
Kenny LIU
Dominic MAH
Han Lin MAI
Chris MAO
Agnish NAYAK
Alexander NGUYEN
Jaan PALLANDI
Vishakulan PRAPAKARAN
Alan STONEHAM
Thilan SUBASINGHE
Safat SUFIAN
Daniel TAM
Andrew WEI
Daniel WEI
Eric XU
Johnson XU
Scott ZHOU
Terence ZHOU

Year 12 Academic Merit

Jonathan ADHIKA
Aadil ANSAREEN
Tony CHEN
Christopher CHIAM
Timothy CHIN
Sudam DIAS
James DONG
Leo FANG
Lucas FANG
Shi FENG
Andrew FONG
Harry HEO
Chun HO
William HO
Raymond HUA
Tejas IYER
Abeer KHAN
Patrick KRAKOVSKY
Brian LAM
Michael LAM
Kenny LAU
Michael LEE
Kevin LEUNG
Gary LIANG
Richard LIN
Ennes MEHMEDBASIC
Fred MENG
Ronald NGAI
Michael NGUYEN
Ming PAN
Ankur PAUL
Jason PHAM
Michael PHAM
Nicky PINIDIYA
Sooraj PRAKASH
Suman PRUSTY
Shubash QUAZI
Jonathan REN
Siddharth SETHI
Gavin SUTTON
Jamison TSAI
David WANG
Peter WU
Chris YE
Jerry ZHOU

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Sydney Boys High Swimming Carnival 2013

The School Swimming Carnival will be held at the Des Renford Aquatic Centre (Heffron Park Pool) Robey Street Maroubra on Monday 4th February 2013. 

The carnival will commence at 8:45 am and finish by 2:45 pm (approximately).

  • Students will make their own way to and from the Swimming Pool.
  • Public transport is available from Central Station to Maroubra Junction and Eastgardens.  
  • Buses will be provided for Year 7 at a cost of $5 (includes pool entry) and will leave from Cleveland Street at 8.15am

The pool is located between Bunnerong Road and Anzac Parade, with the entry located on Robey Street. 

School uniform is NOT required. Students should wear their House colours (PE uniform), a hat and sunblock should be used as shady areas are limited.  Food will be on sale from the canteen at the pool.  The Carnival will be held "rain, hail or shine!".

P Loizou
Swimming Co-
ordinator

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From the Canteen

The canteen Managers and committee would like to extend a huge thank you to all the Year 12 parents who have now left the school.  The canteen and the boys at SBHS have appreciated your help, we will miss you .

Katie has been a fantastic Assistant Manager in the canteen but is moving on to new experiences next year.  We thank her for all her hard work over the past few years.  She will be greatly missed.

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas, happy holiday and best wishes for the New Year.  We look forward to seeing all our volunteers and welcoming new ones in 2013.

Thank you to the volunteers last week.

Mon: Pam Jepson,Annie Long, Lynn Chen, Yoshie Leong
Tues: Melissa Wang, Annette Ng,Todd May, Pauline Chan,
Wed: Faidha Razmi, Cindy Tseu,
Thurs: Mary (Li Ling) Chen, Annie Jiang,
Fri: Nada Andrews

The Canteen Team

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High Store Holiday Opening Time

This day is allocated to students within the school entering Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12 In 2013 ONLY

NEW Students entering Year 7 or Year 9 in 2013
will not be served on this day.
Monday 21st January 2013
Hours: 10am – 2pm.

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