High Notes, Vol 14 No 40, December 13 2013

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From the Principal

Final High Notes for 2013
This is the last edition of High Notes for 2013 and I would like to thank this year’s editors Betty and Debbie as well as all the regular contributors, particularly the student editors. We hope High Notes is an informative publication. It is designed to be newsy and to acknowledge and recognise people in ‘real time’ rather than waiting for summative formal publications such as The Record, High Flyer and the ASR. If you have any suggestions or feedback about how school activities and student achievements are reported, or about how easy it is to register and receive emails with a link to this publication, please feel free to email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

High Talent
Congratulations to our Open Basketball Team on their performance in the National Schools Basketball Competition –Championship Division. Despite being much smaller than their opponents the boys’ great spirit and teamwork brought them home to a third place in the competition. High’s results at the National Competition in the last four years are very impressive – first, first, fourth, third. It has certainly been a great run! Well done to the boys, particularly Geoff Gerlach and Mitchell Flynn, and to Ben and Alex Hayman and Bruce Gordon. Edric Wang and Sagar Nagaraj (Year 11) have both been nominated for Encore in the categories of composition and performance. Jaan Pallandi (SHS2013) was nominated for composition for Encore in music extension. Our open Chess team ran up against some really hot competition at the Australian Schools Chess Competition in Queensland. Melbourne High didn’t drop a point! Our boys finished a creditable 5th. Well done: Eric Xu, Darryl Chan, Raymond Li, Johnson Lin and Manil Abeysekera. Ethan Ou (Year 11) had two photographs selected for the Moran Photographic Prize final16. Great work, Ethan! Elbert Ly (3rd Japanese Continuers) and Tin Lok WU (3rd Japanese Beginners) were recognised for strong performances at the Open High School awards ceremony.

Principal and P & C ‘Thank You’ Evening
This week the School and the P & C extended our hospitality and public recognition to >130 parents, staff and Old Boys who supported our endeavours in 2013. There were quite a few current students who entertained us with their music or served so well as waiters. It was a time to say farewell and thank you to the stalwart Year 12 parents who have worked so hard for the school, in some cases for more than 6 years. It was also the now annual occasion on which we thank our terrific canteen staff: Sharon Hughes, Frances Salmon & the Canteen Committee, as well as employees: Tracy, Karen and reliable casual Katie. Importantly, the P & C and I wanted to extend our thanks to all the staff who give so generously of their time. We were able to thank Suzanna, Rita and Sarah because the Music staff reliably supply ensembles for a variety of school occasions.  It would be very much appreciated if more staff joined us on the evening next year so the parents could thank them, too. It was a very pleasant occasion.

Monthly Giving Scheme – Christmas Appeal
To help boost contributions to the capital appeal for the construction of the Governors Centre, I am making a Christmas Special offer for one week only. For every parent who joins the Monthly Giving Scheme for the first time and pledges for one year at the $50/month level during the last 18 days of December, I will add $5/month to my personal contribution to the SBHS Building Fund for 2014. Join now and make a bigger difference!

Scholarship Recipients – 2014
I am very pleased to announce that the Chairman of the Board of the Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation, Peter Porteous has approved the award of the Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation Scholarship to Bosco Tran (Year 10). Bosco has a very impressive record of school and community service and exemplifies Sir Roden’s motto: ‘Service in all places’. Bosco was selected by a panel of staff members (Rachel Howland, Jamie Kay, Con Barris) who assessed the applications and recommended the winner to the Board of the Foundation. He will be an ambassador for the Foundation during his tenure and will maintain his heavy involvement in community work. The criteria for the award of the Phillip Day Memorial Scholarship are different and the scholarship is open to students in any Year or enrolling in any Year. The Selection Panel comprises four of Phil’s close friends: Mary-Anne Craddock, Graham Moody, Michael Kay and Con Barris. Phil really appreciated boys who were all-rounders, who showed real commitment to the ethos of the school. This year’s recipient is Ahmedh Akeedh Ahamed Ramzi (Year 8). Akeedh has a great CV already. His co-curricular accomplishments range over 12 different activities and his academics are solid. He is a worthy recipient of the Phillip Day Scholarship for 2014.
Dr K A Jaggar

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Last Day Term 4 for students

School finishes for students at 12:30pm on Wednesday 18 December.
School finishes for staff on Friday 20 December.

School resumes for staff on Tuesday 28 January 2014.
Years 7, 11 and 12 resume on Wednesday 29 January 2014. New enrolments in Year 9 2014 will also commence on this day.
Years 8, 9 and 10 will resume on Thursday 30 January 2014.

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High Store Holiday Opening Time

Note: This day is allocated to students within the school entering Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12 In 2014 ONLY
NEW Students entering Year 7 or Year 9 in 2014 will not be served on this day

Wednesday 22nd Jan 2014
Hours 10.30am – 1.30pm.

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From the Canteen

We are sorry if all your favourites are not available as we run down stock for the end of the year.

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.

Thank you to our volunteers last week:-

MON: Pam Jepson
TUES: Pauline Chan
WED : Cindy Tseu, Jenny Chiu, Faidha Razmi
THURS: Pit Trent, Xing Ping Zhang, Annie Jiang
FRI: Connie Tai, Angela Jin.

The Canteen Team

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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 9662 9300 and dial “1” 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 your son has early leave due to a medical appointment you are required to produce a note from the provider.

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Academic Merit List - Semester 2 2013

Congratulations to the following boys whose excellent academic achievements in Semester 2 2013 are recognised.

Year 7 Academic Merit

Daniel BOUNITCH
Anderson CHAN
Ebenezer CHAN
Kevin COURT
Calvin DO
Adam Ty FENG
Lachlan FONG
Archibald FOX
Allen GUO
Kai HUANG
Justin LAI
Kevin LI
Raymond LI
Anthony LIAO
Yu Jie LIN
Daniel MA
Jagath NARAYAN
Brandon NGUYEN
Keanne NGUYEN
Nicholas NGUYEN
Edmund PAN
Joshua PHAM
Simon PHAM
Joshua QIU
Rakin RAHMAN
Nathan SHENG
Chwen SIM
Abhijot SINGH
Arunan SRIRENGAN
Henry THI
Daniel THICH
Leonardo WANG
Jason WEI
Widhiwipati WIDYATAMAKA
Lingyu WONG
Roy WU
Tianyi XU
Brandon YOON
Kaiwen ZHU
Gorden ZHUANG

Year 8 Academic Merit

Sadin AFSAR
Ahmedh Akeed AHAMED RAZMI
Faysal AYUB
Sanishka BALASOORIYA
Hugh BARTLEY
Daniel CAI
Eric CHEN
Kevin CHUNG
George GE
Kevin GUO
Patrick HAN
Daniel HU
Raymond HUANG
Harrison LI
Jason LOH
Andy LU
Anh Viet Duc NGUYEN
Sidney PHAM
Rahul PRABHU
Akhil PRASAD
Kieran SHIVAKUMAARUN
Wanyu TANG
Daniel TIAN
Leighton VUONG
Kurt WANG
Matthew WHITTAKER
Lucas WONG
Nathan WONG
Brian WU
Kalvin XU
Dallas YAN
Felix ZHANG
Kevin ZHANG
Ruilin ZHANG
Sean ZHANG
Jeffrey ZHENG

Year 9 Academic Merit

Mohammad Tajwar ALI KHAN
Stuart BENJAMIN
William CHEN [F]
Peter DANG
Richard DING
James GOH
Elias HALL
Raphin HOSSAIN
Dennis HUYNH
Hans JOHNSON
Preetham KADAPPU
Aidin KARAHASAN
Greg KIM
Sung-Chan KIM
Kevin Jia LIANG
Darren LIM
Yu Bin Benjamin LONG
Alexander MAO
Kai MATSUMOTO
Ihsan MOHAMED
Fayed MORSHEDI
James Thuy NGUYEN
Thomas NGUYEN
Arunen PARAPARAN
Hoang Khiem PHAM
Star QIU
Nafis RAHMAN
Jayden SCHOFIELD
Luke SCHOFIELD
Christopher SHI
Thomas SHORTRIDGE
Karthik SUBBANNA
Ryan SUN
Julian Peng Hanh TU
Stratton VAKIRTZIS
Andrew WU
Daniel XUE
Esmond YE
Peter YU
Gordon YUAN
Steven ZHAO

Year 10 Academic Merit

Sudarshan ARVIND
Gary BAI
William BANH
William Wesley BEARE
Keith Li CHAMBERS
Brian CHAN
William CHANG
James CHEE
William CHEN
Yu-Fan CHEN
Hideyoshi CHEONG
Desmond CHIANG
Benjamin DANG
Thomas GEORGE
Nader HAIDAR
Gary HE
Hardy HUANG
Kevin KE
Thomas KIM
Kevin LIANG
Jason LIN
Kelvin LIN
Loizos LOIZOU
Gordon LU
Leonard MAH
Philip MAI
Chi MAO
Adilmorad NADIR
Aashray NARULA
Benjamin NGUYEN
Kevin Zihong NI
Jun PARK
Peter RYAN
William SEXTON
Andrew TRAJCEVSKI
Johnson TRAN
Oliver TSEU-TJOA
Ki On Alex WONG
Edward WU
Jonathan WU
Carl YANG
Paul YU

Year 11 Academic Merit

Andy BAO
Alan CHEN
Anthony CHEN
Christopher CHEN
Ray CHENG
Tom DU
William DU
Ray FANG
Aaron HASSAN
Michael HAUSER
Anes KARAHASAN
Gideon KWOK
Mesbaah LALEE
Lokgei LEE
Darren LI
Geoffrey LIU
Kenneth LIU
Weber LIU
Allan LOI
Yu Peng MAN
Timothy NGUYEN
James PHAM
Samuel PHAM
Michael SAWANG
Daniel SHAO
Lokesh SHARMA
Robert TAN
Joseph TANG
Andy WANG
Edric WANG
Nathan WANG-LY
Aaron WONG
William WU
Bevan XIE
Harrison XU
Michael YU
Charlie ZENG
Jason ZHANG [E]
Jason ZHANG [S]
Andrew ZHANG
Jeffrey ZHAO
William ZHOU
Year 12 Academic Merit
James CHAN
Michael CHANG
George CHEN
James CHEN
Victor CHEW
William CHOI
Jisoo CHUNG
Timothy CHUNG
Daniel CORDAS
Denny DIEN
Howjer GU
Kenneth HO
Yang HU
Marcus JAMES
Yemeng JIN
Anup KALUVE
Jonathan KIM
Oliver KIRK
Jason LAM
Maurice LAM
Edwin LI
Ian LI
Jerry LI
Elbert LY
Dominic MAH
Chris MAO
Agnish NAYAK
Alexander NGUYEN
Jaan PALLANDI
Kin PAN
Vishakulan PRAPAKARAN
Anirudh RAMESH
Alan STONEHAM
Thilan SUBASINGHE
Safat SUFIAN
Andrew WEI
Eric XU
Kongwei YING
Hans ZHANG
Scott ZHOU
Terence ZHOU

Year 12 Academic Merit

James CHAN
Michael CHANG
George CHEN
James CHEN
Victor CHEW
William CHOI
Jisoo CHUNG
Timothy CHUNG
Daniel CORDAS
Denny DIEN
Howjer GU
Kenneth HO
Yang HU
Marcus JAMES
Yemeng JIN
Anup KALUVE
Jonathan KIM
Oliver KIRK
Jason LAM
Maurice LAM
Edwin LI
Ian LI
Jerry LI
Elbert LY
Dominic MAH
Chris MAO
Agnish NAYAK
Alexander NGUYEN
Jaan PALLANDI
Kin PAN
Vishakulan PRAPAKARAN
Anirudh RAMESH
Alan STONEHAM
Thilan SUBASINGHE
Safat SUFIAN
Andrew WEI
Eric XU
Kongwei YING
Hans ZHANG
Scott ZHOU
Terence ZHOU

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From the Andrews Junior Library

THANK YOU
Mr Steve Codey, Social Science Staff, for your thoughtfulness in donating 4 popular David Eddings books for the boys to read

CONGRATULATIONS – PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE
Big congratulations to Ihsan Mohammad who has received a silver medal from Barry O’ Farrell, the Premier of NSW, for successfully completing the Premier’s Reading Challenge every year since he was in Year 3.

GREAT READERS OVER 2013
Forty seven boys read over 20 books from our Library in 2013. Those boys have received Award Scheme Participation Points for the first time this year. They received a point for every 5 books read.  The boys will also go onto the Star System and parents will now receive a letter home asking them to congratulate their son on developing the academic skill of Self Directed Learning.  Congratulations to all the good readers in the school!

HAVE A GREAT READ ON YOUR HOLIDAYS
Don’t forget that you can borrow up to 10 books to take home with you so you will not be bored.  The following books are all new to our Library and my staff has been working hard to get books out for you to choose from. 

DVDs AND MAGAZINES AND NON FICTION
The same applies to all resources.  You could take home 10 New Scientists or National Geographics.  Some of the Babic Bequest on the Popular Book stand would be a good holiday challenge.

HAVE FUN
Mrs Crothers and the Library Staff

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Swimming Carnival 2014

MEMO TO PARENTS

The School Swimming Carnival will be held at the Des Renford Aquatic Centre (Heffron Park Pool) Robey Street, Maroubra on Monday 3th February 2014.

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

Students of Year 8-12 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 and will leave from the Cleveland St (School Gym) at about 8:30am. The roll will be marked electronically upon entry to the pool.

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

ORDER OF EVENTS
DES RENFORD AQUATIC CENTRE

Carnival commences at 8.45am

NOTE:   The age group you compete in is the age you turn this year

1 12years 200m Freestyle
2 13 years  200m Freestyle
3 14 years  200m Freestyle
4 15 years 200m Freestyle
5 16 years  200m Freestyle
6 17+ years  200m Freestyle
7 12 years 100m Freestyle
8 13 years 100m Freestyle
9 14 years 100m Freestyle
10 15 years 100m Freestyle
11 16 years 100m Freestyle
12 17+ years 100m Freestyle
13 12 years   50m Breastroke
14 13 years   50m Breastroke
15 14 years   50m Breastroke
16 15 years   50m Breastroke
17 16 years 100m Breastroke
18 17+ years 100m Breastroke
19 12 years 50m Butterfly
20 13 years 50m Butterfly
21 14 years 50m Butterfly
22 15 years 50m Butterfly
23 16 years 100m Butterfly
24 17+ years 100m Butterfly
25 12 years   50m Freestyle
26 13 years   50m Freestyle
27 14 years   50m Freestyle
28 15 years   50m Freestyle
29 16 years   50m Freestyle
30 17+ years   50m Freestyle
31 12 years   50m Backstroke
32 13 years   50m Backstroke
33 14 years   50m Backstroke
34 15 years   50m Backstroke
35 16 years 100m Backstroke
36 17+ years 100m Backstroke
37 16 years 800m* Freestyle
38 800m* Freestyle
39 15 years 400m Freestyle
40 16 years 400m Freestyle
41 17+ years 400m Freestyle
42 16 years 200m Individual Medley
43 17+ years 400m Individual Medley

* 800m and 400m swimmers will be timed in the SAME event time permitting

 NOTE:
1. All places will be decided by times.
2. The 4 x 100m GPS Medley Relay takes place at 2pm

Record Holders

Backstroke 50-100m

DIVISION COMPETITOR TEAM RESULT DATE
  12 Male Kazuo NAKAMURA McKay '40.60 Mins 8/02/2010
  13 Male Leonard MAH Eedy '36.90 Mins 8/02/2010
  14 Male Leonard MAH Rubie 0'34.25 Mins 14/02/2011
  15 Male ELLIS LOUIE Eedy '32.03 Mins 4/02/2003
  16 Male Eugene LEE Rubie 1'13.88 Mins 6/02/2012
  17_O Male Darren CHIEN Eedy 1'17.88 Mins 4/02/2013

Backstroke 50-100m

DIVISION COMPETITOR TEAM RESULT DATE
  12_U Male Allen GUO Fairland 0'43.15 Mins 4/02/2013
  13 Male Kenny LA Fairland '38.78 Mins 3/02/2004
  14 Male Kevin GUO Eedy 0'35.19 Mins 4/02/2013
  15 Male Andrew REIS Eedy '33.44 Mins 3/02/2004
  16 Male Andrew REIS Eedy 1'10.00 Mins 8/02/2005
  17_O Male Benjamin CHOW Rubie 1'05.00 Mins 8/02/2005

Butterfly 50-100m

DIVISION COMPETITOR TEAM RESULT DATE
  12_U Male Allen GUO Fairland 0'37.60 Mins 4/02/2013
  13 Male Kazuo NAKAMURA McKay '32.47 Mins 14/02/2011
  14 Male Kazuo NAKAMURA McKay '31.72 Mins 6/02/2012
  15 Male Christian HADDO Eedy 0'29.80 Mins 4/02/2013
  16 Male Ellis LOUIE Eedy 1'03.90 Mins 3/02/2004
  17_O Male Thomas MILLER Torrington 1'02.25 Mins 3/02/2004

Freestyle 100m

DIVISION COMPETITOR TEAM RESULT DATE
  12_U Male Jason QIU Fairland 1'15.00 Mins 14/02/2011
  13 Male Kazuo NAKAMURA McKay 1'05.05 Mins 14/02/2011
  14 Male Leonard MAH Rubie 1'02.30 Mins 14/02/2011
  15 Male Christian HADDO Eedy 0'58.30 Mins 4/02/2013
  16 Male Leonard MAH Rubie 1'01.50 Mins 4/02/2013
  17_O Male Thomas MILLER Torrington 0'55.57 Mins 3/02/2004

Freestyle 200m

DIVISION COMPETITOR TEAM RESULT DATE
  12_U Male Jason QIU Fairland 2'40.70 Mins 14/02/2011
  13 Male Brandon YOON Eedy 2'28.00 Mins 4/02/2013
  14 Male Kalem BEST McKay 2'17.80 Mins 4/02/2013
  15 Male Christian HADDO Eedy 2'15.20 Mins 4/02/2013
  16 Male Max CHIEN Eedy 2'27.00 Mins 8/02/2010
  17_O Male Thomas MILLER Torrington 2'05.41 Mins 3/02/2004

Freestyle 400m

DIVISION COMPETITOR TEAM RESULT DATE
  15_U Male ELLIS LOUIE Eedy 5'17.53 Mins 4/02/2003
  16 Male Andrew REIS Eedy 4'26.33 Mins 8/02/2005
  17_O Male G BREWER 4'12.00 Mins 31/01/1976

Freestyle 50m

DIVISION COMPETITOR TEAM RESULT DATE
  12_U Male Kazuo NAKAMURA McKay 33.47 Secs 8/02/2010
  13 Male Kazuo NAKAMURA McKay 29.50 Secs 14/02/2011
  14 Male Leonard MAH Rubie 27.94 Secs 14/02/2011
  15 Male Leonard MAH Rubie 26.80 Secs 6/02/2012
  15 Male Christian HADDO Eedy 26.80 Secs 4/02/2013
  16 Male Tom MILLER Torrington 26.15 Secs 6/02/2002
  17_O Male Thomas MILLER Torrington 25.18 Secs 3/02/2004

Freestyle 800m

DIVISION COMPETITOR TEAM RESULT DATE
  16_U Male B EBEL 9'16.34 Mins 31/01/2003
  17_O Male S CROFT 9'30.91 Mins 31/01/2003

Individual Medley 200-400m

DIVISION COMPETITOR TEAM RESULT DATE
  16_U Male Andrew REIS Eedy 2'28.00 Mins 8/02/2005
  17_O Male Barry DUBOVSKY Torrington 6'17.83 Mins 3/02/2004
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SHS Rowing

Great results at the NSW Sprint Championship Regatta - High crews won 2 state gold medals, 2 silver and 1 bronze.

Event Crew Place Time over 500m
MU19 4x Ray Fang, Steve Comninos, Tom Luo, Shawn Noronha 2nd 1.30.22
MU19 4x James Tinker, Chris Ketkeo, Andrew Rong, Tim Medley 6th 2.04.19
MU23 4x Louis Huyen, Chris Ketkeo, Dan Tran, Andrew Rong 1st 1.45.56
MU19 4+ Jing Li, Sam Musgrove, Jesse Nixon, Josh Maloof, (c) K. Liu 4th 1.44.05
ML 4- James Tinker, Terry Fong, Alan Qi, Dan Tran 1st 1.47.61
MU23 2- Shawn Noronha, Tom Luo 2nd 1.44.26
ML 2x Terry Fong, Alan Qi 3rd 1.49.02
MU19 2x Ray Fang, Steve Comninos 5th 1.38.78
MU17 2x Neil Song, Jake Davis 2.06.53

Reindeer Regatta Results

Selected Junior crews competed in the Rowing NSW Reindeer Regatta at Sydney International Regatta Centre last Saturday with very encouraging results – High crews won 2 gold medals and 1 bronze. Congratulations to Timothy Trent winning the 2 gold medals and Tony Li winning the bronze.

Event Division Crew Place Time
MN 2x Final Timothy Trent, Anderson Chan 1st 4.04.71
MN 2x Final Shane Wei, Isaiah Wibowo 4th 4.25.13
MU16 2x One Matthew Whittaker, Tom McGrath 7th 4.49.39
MU16 2x Three Tommy Weng, Nathan Huo 5th 4.00.36
MN 1x Final Timothy Trent 1st 4.16.52
MN 1x Final Tony Li 3rd 4.29.85
MN 1x Final Widhiwipa Widyatamaka 6th 5.00.27
MN 1x Final Isaiah Wibowo 7th 5.03.01
MN 1x Final Anderson Chan 8th 5.04.71
MU16 1x One Tommy Weng 6th 4.45.90
MU16 1x Two Connor Fisher 6th 4.41.56
MU16 1x Three Flidon Wang 2nd 4.11.84
MU16 1x Five Roy Yi 4th 4.10.09
MU16 4x + One Flidon Wang, Tommy Weng, Roy Yi, Nathan Huo, (c) Jason Feng 4th 3.52.16
MU16 4x+ Two Tom McGrath, Matthew Whittaker, Connor Fisher, Tony Li, (c) Jefferson Chan 5th 4.19.20

Upcoming Events –

  • Saturday 14 Dec 7.30am - SHS Shed Race – This is our end of year event at the High Sheds. All crews compete in the handicapped ‘Shed Race’ with the finish line in front of our shed for parent spectators. Breakfast and coffee will be available to enjoy by the river.
  • Wednesday 18 to Saturday 21 December - Nepean Camp – Senior/Year 10 Eights Camp. The rowers will camp at the High Sheds for 3 nights and travel by school bus to and from the Nepean River each day.
  • Holiday Rowing – We do offer holiday rowing sessions, which are crucial for improved results in the upcoming regatta season. Attendance is optional, based around family holidays and other activities. All boys will receive a holiday timetable with morning sessions available at the sheds and at the school gym. I will also email the holiday timetable to rowers and parents. If you are not on the email list, please email your details to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Term One 2014 - The GPS Regattas start with our High Regatta first week back on 1st February 2014, so by the end of January we need our crews ready for competing. All Year 8 quads will start racing and the boys will need to have a High zoot suit.

Contact Details –

If you would like to receive more information about what is happening at Sydney High Rowing please email your details to – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Regatta results can be found at the Rowing NSW website - www.rowingnsw.asn.au

Have a wonderful holiday break and all the best for 2014.
Julie Blomberg
MIC Rowing

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Basketball: Shootin' Hoops

HIGH vs. SCOTS:

Term 1, 2013

High Vs Scots TERM 1 2013
TEAM RESULT SCORE TOP SCORER
1st HUGE WIN 62-57 M.FLYNN 21
2nd LOSS 43-42 B.CHAN 15
3rd LOSS 12-31 T.ZHANG 4
4th LOSS 18-22 M.HO 4
5th WIN 20-17
6th WIN 31-19
7th WIN 44-24
8th WIN 19-17
16A WIN 46-34 A.KARAHASAN 15
16B WIN 24-18 J.SONG 10
16C WIN 30-13 R.CHAN 9
16D LOSS 29-30 H.PARK 10
16E WIN
16F WIN
15A WIN 23-21 GREAT TEAM EFFORT
15B LOSS 22-26 H.BARTLEY 8
15C LOSS 2-45 TEAM CHANGES REQUIRED
15D WIN 8-21 A.ZHOU 8
15E LOSS 16-24 J.ZHENG 6
15F LOSS 18-22 J.LOU 10
14A LOSS 18-61 B.YOON 4, J.SIU 4
14B LOSS 23-30 A.FOX 10, J.ZING 10
14C WIN 22-21 J.YOU, A.WU 6
14D LOSS 23-24 J.LAI 8
14E WIN 36-6 J.YIP 10
14F WIN 23-12 D.THICH 9

Term 4, 2013

High Vs Scots TERM 4 2013 (this week)
TEAM RESULT SCORE TOP SCORER
1st HUGE WIN 67-59 M.FLYNN 20
2nd HUGE WIN 51-38 C.SHI 13
3rd LOSS 26-36 A.SO 6
4th LOSS 39-54 T.ZHANG 10
5th WIN 27-14 TEAM EFFORT
6th WIN 27-16 PINYAN GAO 8
7th WIN 20-19 TEAM EFFORT
8th WIN 35-10 TEAM EFFORT
16A WIN 37-29 B.LIN 9
16B WIN 43-20 R.SEONG 13
16C WIN 49-15 M.LI 12
16D WIN 10-6 TEAM EFFORT
16E WIN 31-26 B.WU 17
16F WIN 30-20 TEAM EFFORT
15A LOSS 36-49 H.BARTLEY 6
15B LOSS 38-11 S.CHEN 4
15C LOSS 13-32 TEAM EFFORT
15D WIN 11-21 TEAM EFFORT
15E WIN 24-20 J.YIP 12
15F LOSS 21-18 J.LOH 6
14A LOSS 50-20 T.PERICLES 8
14B WIN 41-26 J.SIU 21
14C WIN 31-26 S.NAWA 10
14D WIN 25-21 T.LAM 7
14E LOSS 29-25 J.YIP 10
14F LOSS 10-34 TEAM EFFORT

We did it! Last week, 1st and 2nd Grade recorded huge wins against Scots, right when the time counts as the first official round of the AAGPS Summer Sports season rolls around. Suffering a one point loss last time against Scots, High 2nd Grade smashed Scots 2nd Grade by 13 points this time around, avenging a tight loss that made our 2nd Grade more determined than ever. High 1st Grade also recorded a bigger win than last time, having been able to hold Scots at 8 points by the end of the game in comparison to 5 points last game. 5th to 8th Grade maintained their composure and continued to post wins against Scots, while the 16s saw an improvement from the D Grade team, winning all their games and 16Ds avenging their 30-29 loss with a 10-6 win; a low scoring game, but a win is a win.

I’m still looking for an editor to continue the High Notes Shootin’ Hoops after I graduate. If you are interested please see Mr B Hayman as soon as possible. Award Scheme points apply.

Nationals 2013!!!

Due to some absolutely remarkable team play, High 1st grade came third in all of Australia in Championship Division and High 15 years boys came 2nd in the invitational division! Over the last 4 years High 1sts has recorded 1st, 1st, 4th and 3rd- making them the most consistently successful basketball school in the competition’s history. In the National Grand Final, Lake Ginninderra and NBA future star Dante Exum defeated the Scots College’s 4+ international players.

Whilst it was certainly a whole team effort; Bailey Musulin successfully guarded international players two years older than him. Mitchell Flynn led the tournament in threes. Geoff Gerlach recorded a whopping 67 point efficiency game (breaking Craig Moller’s record)! Eamon Kelly finished his final game with multiple successful scores and Nathan Sutton at point guard steered his team to make team oriented decisions on every possession.

PLAY HARD OVER THE HOLIDAYS AND COME BACK STRONGER IN 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~ Go HIGH!
~ Play Hard, Play Smart and Play Together!
~ Brought to you by the Editor Glanden Zheng
~ Thanks to Mr B Hayman for all his contributions to HIGH Basketball

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High Cricket

Five Highs Carnival: Adelaide. 1st-6th December

Brisbane State High 3/250 (T.Garg 3/39) DEF High 195 all out. (J.Cooper 68, V.Kashyap 31)
After coming second last year the boys were pumped to get off to a good start in the competition and bring the shield home. After losing the toss on a glorious day we were sent in to field and looked to restrict Brisbane on what proved to be an absolute road. With eyes set on the bowler of the tournament award Tushaar Garg fired up and took the first and only 3 wickets of the innings to end his spell. Now the task was up to the first change and spin bowlers, however dropped catches and our failure to take advantage of our hard work allowed Brisbane to set 250 runs as a total to chase. The chase proved tough as we lost experienced batsman Agnish and Oli early due to their aggressive batting styles. With the rookie, Vivek, required to build partnerships with the middle order, he did exactly that. He stabilised the batting with minor partnerships with Tushaar and Jesse. However he soon fell for 31 but Jesse stepped up and demonstrated a true captain’s innings. He batted and batted with the middle order to bring the boys closer to the big total of 250. With the eventual demise of our own captain cool, on 68, the chase ended. Although we didn't win, we made our highest total this season. We learnt from our mistakes and took an unforgiving attitude to the next game.

High 103 all out. (T.Garg 38) DEF BY Adelaide High 3/103 (T.Garg 2/21, V.Avudainayagam 1/15)
High elected to bat on a relatively flat wicket looking to post a commanding first innings total in a fiercely contested Adelaide-Sydney match. After an early breakthrough by the Adelaide attack, Vivek Kashyap continued his run of form at the top of the order with a promising start but unfortunately skyed a straightforward catch to long-on soon after. Oliver Meroni was unfortunate to be bowled leaving the ball, but Tushaar Garg, alongside Jesse, Gautham and Yiu Tao, compiled a solid 38 against a challenging spin attack. After a steady flow of wickets, Vishnu Avudainyagam was unlucky to be adjudged caught behind off his helmet. Sudarshan Arvind and Aditya Koneru sought to prolong the innings but a combination of bad luck and poor shot selection resulted in High setting what would be a sub-par target. Adelaide was sent in to bat 10 overs before the lunch break. High looked for early breakthroughs before the break in order to provide a sense of hope in defending a total of 103 on a flat wicket. Tushaar and Vishnu picked up 2 vital breakthroughs in the 3rd and 4th over respectively, to have Adelaide 2 down for 40 runs at the lunch break. Depite some tight bowling in the middle overs, Adelaide was able to chase down the total with ease in the 30th over, 3 down for 103.

Melbourne High 7/140 (R.Sura 2/28, J.Cooper 2/21) DEF BY High 8/141 (A.Nayak 43, T.Garg 29)
After losing our first two games, all of us were determined to give it our all against Melbourne and turn around the tour. The game got off to a hectic start due to rain, and was moved to a synthetic wicket for a 30 over rain reduced match. All of our bowlers bowled well and together with great efforts in the field all round we held Melbourne to 140 (previously 7-108) letting them get away a bit at the end. Jesse and Raunak took 2 wickets each and Sudarshan and Tushaar both bowled very economically. Going in to chase 140, we knew it would have to be about partnerships    with Gautham and Vivek both stepping up to put on a solid opening stand, getting us to the 11th over before both were dismissed for 15(47) and 12(22) respectively. Despite their dismissal's Tushaar and Oliver both put on another good partnership in good time before both went for 29(37) and 14(21), respectively. After Jesse was dismissed we found ourselves with 45 to win with 35 balls to go. Vishnu then fed strike to Agnish for the next 5 overs putting on 38 off 30 before being run out in the last over for 13(11). With 7 needed off the last 5 balls, the incoming batsman Aditya did well to get Agnish on strike with a single. 6 off 2 looked impossible at this stage and after clubbing a 2, the equation became 4 off 1 to win. With everyone on the edge of their seats, Agnish delivered an amazing boundary under pressure off the last ball to win us the game, finishing up on 43(36) not out, a match winning performance. Running onto the field, we sang the school song with pride and turned around our tour with performances from everyone within the side.

High 108 all out. (O. Meroni 61) DEF Kent St 94 all out (T.Garg 5/9, A.Chen 2/26)
Kent St won the toss on a very sticky wicket and sent High in to bat, with Adelaide High students mixed among the crowd. The batsmen were not able to cope with the wicket early on, losing 4 early wickets. Oliver Meroni and Shashank Nampalli then consolidated and saw out the next hour, with Shashank falling last ball before drinks. This partnership saw the pitch harden up and take pressure off the lower order, as well as stopping Kent St's momentum in its tracks. Thanks to Oliver's balanced batting in his last innings for High, along with a 14-ball 19 by Agnish Nayak saw High ending up on a defendable 108, with Meroni ending up on 61. A fine innings when High needed it most. On the field, High were all guns blazing and pumped for it was the last game together for many of us. With early wickets from Tushaar Garg, High always looked on top. Amazing efforts in the field from the likes of Oliver and Agnish, who were leading the way in their last game ever for High, helped the bowlers consistently take vital middle order wickets. Oliver's unmatched fielding throughout all four games earned him fielder of the tournament. With four wickets left to take, and less than 35 for Kent St to win, crucial wickets were taken by Tushaar and Sudarshan, with the help of Agnish's unparalleled miracle catch in the covers. High went on to win by 14 runs, with Vishnu taking the last dismissal (LBW). Tushaar led the bowling attack taking 5/9, and surpassing Owen Duffy to claim the record for best bowling figures at the annual Five Highs carnival with a fiery 5/9. This bowling effort from Tushaar Garg saw him earn bowler of the tournament, and also earn a place in the All Australian Combined XI.

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From Chess

Congratulations to our Sydney Boys teams who performed admirably in The Scots College annual chess invitational last week.

First place went to our A team    Eric Xu, Darryl Chan and Raymond LI

Third place went to our Junior A team   Ahad Zafar, Sean Zhang and Wesley Yu

Best Junior Team was awarded to our Junior B team   Edgar  He, Tony Li and Nigel Zhang.
R. Barr
MIC Chess 

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Honeybees In the Hall?

Yes – but these were “The Honeybees” an a cappella gospel choir (of no religious affiliation) and not a swarm looking for a new home. And it was their end – of – year concert with the proceeds of the evening being donated to the “Sir Roden and Lady Cutler Foundation”. The tables in the hall were beautifully decorated and lit with candles and there didn’t seem to be one empty chair. The “stage” was along the southern wall of the hall which created an atmosphere of intimacy between choristers and audience.

The performance started with the singers coming from different directions through the audience towards the stage (a passacaglia of sorts) finishing off “Freedom is Coming” on the stage. The set continued with seven more songs with individual choristers performing as soloists.  Each one was thanked with thunderous applause from the audience. During the interval I got the chance to talk to some of the people at the table – Vince Del Zio (CEO), Peter Porteous (Chairman), John Aarons (Director), Leo Frousalias (Marketing Manager) – all of the Foundation. Unfortunately Lady Cutler was unable to attend.

The second set included more songs which we, the listeners, accompanied with rhythmic clapping – and, I am sure, with humming along as well. As a wonderful tribute to Nelson Mandela the choir sang Nkosi Sikelel’ Iafrica (phonetic lyrics) “God Bless Africa”.

The evening raised $3800 in ticket sales and $1200 in donations and it was a very large cheque which was handed over to Vince Del Zio (how does one get that through the really narrow teller’s window, I wonder?) and the choir was invited to perform next year at the annual reception for the Foundation at Government House! Congratulations and a big thank you to all involved. Next year's concert date, November 29th, is in my diary already!

(For information about the two organisations go to: honeybeeschoir.org and sirroden.org.au)
Isabell St Leon

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Digital Help For Parents

A message from the NSW Department of Education and Communities

The recent explosion of personal technology and wireless internet means that the ‘generation gap’ that used to refer to different tastes in music or fashion, now represents a dramatic difference in the experiences of education. Parents today are faced with classrooms that bear little resemblance to their own schooling, leaving them feeling somewhat powerless when it comes to being part of their children’s digital lives.

Where can parents turn for help in understanding what their children are exploring so fearlessly? What advice can support parents?

Quib.ly: Give your kids a head start in this connected world
We want to help parents to keep up with the opportunities and challenges of raising happy, healthy, well-balanced children in a connected world... one question at a time.

Website: http://quib.ly/welcome
Ages: 1- 18

Cybersmart: Designed to support and encourage participation in the digital economy by providing information and education which empowers children to be safe online.
Cybersmart is a national cybersafety and cybersecurity education program managed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

Website: http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/parents.aspx
Ages: 1- 18

SMH Digital Life: This free online newspaper frequently publishes articles that relate directly to the wellbeing of young people and the use of technology.

Website: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life

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