High Notes, Vol 15 No 17, June 06 2014

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From the Principal

High Talent
High volleyball made history at the NSW All Schools Volleyball Tournament, winning all three titles (U14, U16 and Open) for the first time. Congratulations to coach Michael Kay and the staff and students who helped with coaching on the day (Marina Trompetter, Jonathon Clements-Lendrum, Michael Fung and Jason Le). Our first XI Football team have gone deep into the CHS Knockout competition, winning round 4, 3-1. Well done boys!  The first XI cricket team had a good win in the third round of the Alan Davidson Shield Knockout competition. Well done indeed, boys! Congratulations to Sam Musgrove on his selection in the CHS Rugby 2nds team. It’s a long time since a High boy was given that honour. Well done to Sama Malolo and James Tinker who were selected in the CHS U16s team. Our Year 12 Debating Team won the Eastside Debating Competition for the 6th consecutive year. Year 10 also won their division. Great job, boys!  At the Regional Cross Country Carnival High boys filled the first 4 positions at least in U14s, U15s, U16s, Under 17s and U18s. The U12s and U13s had at least three runners in the top ten. The team performed very strongly and will represent the Region in every age group! A wonderful result, boys!

Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation Golf Day
Our High golf team (Jason Hong, Michael Kay, Paul Bigelow and Shuming Wang) proved last year’s win was no fluke by repeating their 10 under  par score to defend their title and take home the Foundation Cup. Thank you to our Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation volunteers Akeed Ahamed Ramzi, Nicholas Giannoulis, Andrew Li and Ethan May who worked all morning selling raffle tickets and representing the school. The day raised $17000 towards funding trips to medical appointments for immobile, needy people.

Appreciation for Good behaviour on Trains
Thank you to the boys who travel to Hurstville who behaved so well during disruption to train services. I received an appreciative email from a commuter.

“The group of boys were so wonderfully behaved and well mannered, unlike other students present from other high profile Sydney schools. Your boys represented their school with extreme dignity, pride and patience, manners and public respect. The group of boys (who all exited by Hurstville) patiently waited for others to enter the train. They did not push their way onto the train; they did not yell or sprawl all over the seats. They were not spoken to or yelled at by any other passenger - unlike other students. Instead, they chose to sit down nicely and neatly, on the ground, of the back carriage. Thank you for enforcing such wonderful behaviour in your students. As a member of the public, it was beautiful to see young men acting so courteously. And it was truly appreciated.”   Congratulations to all who were involved.

UNSW School of Telecommunications and Electrical Engineering
At the Industry Advisory Board meeting last week, the School promoted its highly regarded BEME 5 year degree which cultivates multidisciplinary design and project work. Lecturers are experimenting with blended learning, flipped classroom and taping of laboratory demonstrations, in order to make learning more flexible and accessible to students. National Instruments sells a device with USB that enables out-of-lab measurement by students. The School also has a plan to run an open online course (OOC) for high school students. It would most likely operate over two years and be followed by a summer lab course. Successful students may be offered one credit towards a BE Elec degree.If you have an interest in such a course, please contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

June is EOFY time
If you have intended to make a tax deductible donation to our SHS Building Fund or to the SBHS Library Fund or to the SBHS Scholarship Fund, I invite you to do so before the end of the financial year. There are so many great achievements coming from the boys in a diverse range of endeavours. In order to consolidate, maintain or improve our services to them, they would really benefit from your financial support.
Dr K A Jaggar

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Library Committee Meeting

The Library Committee met this week to examine the future direction of our school libraries. Both libraries have continued to be widely used by students for both the borrowing of resources and a study centre. Our librarians are collaborating with other school libraries to discover new services we can provide for the students. In the near future it is hoped that a viable system can be obtained that will allow students to have access to e-Resources. This would operate alongside our current system to give students easier access to a wider range of resources. All students would be trained on how to use these resources including access to databases and search engines to better prepare them for university. Through the continued support of parents from library contributions we can fund these innovations and maintain the resources needed for our students.

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The SBHS-SGHS University Information Evening 2014

On Tuesday 10 June, Sydney Boys High School will be once again hosting the SBHS-SGHS University Information Evening. Students will be able to talk to representatives from:

  • University of NSW
  • Sydney University
  • UTS
  • Macquarie University
  • ANU
  • UWS
  • ACU
  • Notre Dame
  • KPMG
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Education USA

and more.

Doors will open at the Great Hall at 5.30pm sharp. The evening runs until 7.30pm.

All Year 12 students are expected to attend. Year 11 students are also welcome.
Mr Cipolla
Careers Adviser

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From the Canteen

Due to changes in work commitments, canteen is in need of a volunteer for the 1st and 4th Monday of the month and the 1st Tuesday of the month.  If you are able to assist on any of these days, please contact Karen or Tracey in the canteen on Ph: 9662 9350.

Congratulations to the winners of the $10.00 canteen voucher for the past 3 months.  The sons of George Haddo, Julie Fox and Shannon Hickey all have $10.00 to spend in the canteen.

Thank you to the volunteers for the past 2 weeks:-

MON: Cole Gu, Thajeewa Pingamage, Jeannie Vye, Julie Fox,
TUE: Sharon Hughes, Grace Chung, Lynn Chen,
WED: George Haddo, Fumiko Cheong, Kitty Chan, Hiroko Kitajima,
THUR: Kim Ngan Do, Jian Ping Li, Maria Farrell,
FRI: Ruzeng Rong, Jade Ni, Angela Feng, Jenny Beer 

MON: Stam Farrugia, Lin Jin,
TUES: David Xiao, Eddy Pham, Anges Leo, Doreen Wang
WED: Helen Kon, Dora Shapiro Julie Fox, 
THUR: Jenny King, Annie Long,
FRI: Shihong Yang, Theo Tsiribas, Iris Lau.
Sharon Hughes

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Parent-Teacher Interviews

Years 9 and 12 will take place on
Tuesday 17 June 2014
3.00pm – 7.00pm

Years 7 and 11 will take place on
Monday 23 June 2014
3.00pm – 7.00pm

Years 8 and 10 will take place on
Wednesday 25 June 2014
3.00pm – 7.00pm

Booking interviews with your son’s teachers

This year we will again use a web based electronic scheduling system for arranging interviews.  This produces better results for all participants, especially more compact time schedules for both parents and teachers.  The system works as follows –

  • On Tuesday 10 June all parents of boys in Years 9 and 12 will be sent by email details of the scheduling system and a unique code to be entered at www.edval.com.au/book .
  • On Monday 16 June all parents of boys in Year 7 and 11 will be sent by email details of the scheduling system and a unique code to be entered at www.edval.com.au/book .
  • On Wednesday 18 June all parents of boys in Years 8 and 10 will be sent by email details of the scheduling system and a unique code to be entered at www.edval.com.au/book .
  • This email will be sent to the address currently held by the school.  If you have not received this email by the following day (11, 17 or 19 June) or, if your email address has changed from what had been previously advised to the school, you should notify the school at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it advising of this. Please indicate your son's name and roll class or date of birth so that the information can be forwarded to you.
  • On the Edval website you will see your son’s teachers listed and you will be able to select those with whom you require an interview. (If you hover over a teacher’s name, the subject involved will be shown.)  At the same time you can indicate your availability between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
  • the majority of parents have requested interviews, the overall schedule will be generated by the school and your individual schedule should be available for you to download and print from two days before the interviews.
  • Boys from all Years will be dismissed from class at the conclusion of Period 4 on each day.  School Special buses will run to normal schedules and there will be supervision in the Junior Quad of boys waiting for these buses.
  • Interviews should not exceed five minutes’ duration.  If there is insufficient time, a further appointment may be made for a later date, or contact by telephone arranged.

Mr R Dowdell
Deputy Principal

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Bring Back Our Girls

On the 14-15 of April, 2014 approximately 276 school girls were kidnapped from the school of Chibok, Nigeria. These kidnappings were claimed by Boko Haram, an extremist Islamic terrorist organisation. The outrage that followed this situation resulted in worldwide support from many countries, including interference from the United States military.

Amnesty International has been lobbying many governments to take action as well as creating petitions and raising awareness. Many schools here in Australia have also taken action, raising awareness and sharing the problem over social media through the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.

Sydney Boys has also taken action. On the 23 May Ms Stephens and the Social Justice Society organised a photograph including nearly 300 boys to raise awareness for the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. This photo was posted on the SBHS and the Social Justice Society’s Facebook pages, helping to raise awareness about the issue. Thank you to everyone who was in the photo and special thanks to Ms Stephens for organising the event.
Loizos Loizou

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From the Junior Library

Will Year 7 trounce Year 12?
So practise your moves over the holidays or learn the game to join in the strictly for fun, a bag of lollies and fame.  Only non -chess club players are allowed to enter this strictly for gifted amateurs’ competition.

2014 LibraryVIP

Get your book marks in to be drawn out at your next Year meeting.  Mr Kay has lowered the bar and given each Year a much greater chance to win a book club voucher.  So the more books you read the better your chances of winning a $50 book voucher.

Holidays are a few weeks away now and it is time to begin your holiday reading collection and take them home one at a time so your bag is not too heavy.  You can borrow up to 10 books at a time. 

To make sure you can borrow 10 new books to read get the overdue ones back or renewed.  Books borrowed from now on are due back after the holidays.

Lots of new resources have been making their way out in the Junior Library over the last couple of weeks so please look on the display shelves and the newspaper table to collect the best books to take home for holiday reading
Mrs Crothers

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SBHS Debating

MIC Debating Report

This week I am pleased to announce the GPS teams for 2014.

GPS 1ST Grade
Riley Irwin (Captain)
Lokesh Sharma
Jon Freiberg

GPS 2nd Grade
Peter Stephens (Captain)
Ganeshmorthy Chandra
Thomas Shortridge

GPS Third Grade
Andrew Liu
Sam Phillis
James Pham

Year 10
Arthur Chao
Max Koslowski
Liam Jepson
Thomas Nguyen

Esmond Ye
Eli Hall
Kai Matsamoto
James Goh
Masrur Joarder
Tajwar Ali Khan 

Year 9
Louis Saunders
Louis Shapirio
Hugh Bartley
Akeedh Razmi

Ymer Bushati
Jeff Sung
Ramachandran Kaniyur
Desmond Ho

Matthew Whittaker
David Wu
Sanishka Balasooriya
Patrick Han
Dharmesh Sharma
Akhil Prasad
Bevan Kundu
Jaspar Mccahon-Boersma

Aroon Parthasarathy
John Tian

Year 8
Are a squad for now :-
Lachlan Fong
Theodore Pericleous
Eugene Kang
Lincoln Hui
Brandon Yoon
Daniel Bounitch
Dimas Sanjoyo
Symeon Ziegler
Alex de Araujo
Tim Trent
Guy Suttner
Abhijot Singh
Kai Huang
Jerry Chih-Chun Chang

Year 7
Marcus Borscz
Ryan Borges
Branko Stajic
Ryan Jepson

Cameron Pereira
Arian Ahmed
Jaiwei Luo
Marcus Nguyen
Leo Ye
Anirudh Joshi
Tony Wu
Vinushan Kuganathan

Debating Prefect Report

Last week, marked the end of the Eastside competition and we finished by coming away with 2 pieces of silverware (Year 12 and Year 10) whilst the Year 9s lost narrowly to the Girls. Year 10 got revenge on the Girls after losing to them in the final last year. Year 12 continued their domination of the Year 12 trophy winning it for the sixth consecutive time in convincing fashion against Scots. Both Years 10 and 12 negated the topic “That Labor and the Greens should block the 2014 Budget in the Senate”. This debate raised questions about the role of the Senate in our democracy and whether broken promises allow us to overwrite the mandate of an elected government. Since both our teams were able to push through on these principles whilst our oppositions simply budget-bashed, we were able to win the debate.

Tip of the Week: The manner with which you speak is important in a debate. When you vary your vocal tone, it makes your speech more interesting. Underline in red the parts of your speech you want to get “angry” and highlight the part where you want to sound reasonable. Having a good manner is a subtle way of making you seem better and convincing the adjudicator to give you the win!
Lokesh Sharma
Debating Prefect

Dr Evatt Model UN Report

Dr Evatt Model United Nations Security Council is a competition featuring delegations of 2 students representing a nation from the current UN Security Council. In this competition, not only do you need to be knowledgeable about your nation’s stances on a variety of political, social and economic policies but also gain the support of your allies and diplomatically negotiate with your “frenemies”. The competition is a test of wits and your negotiation skills and such a task requires strong teamwork as well as good public speaking skills. Just as in the real UN Security Council, resolutions are proposed, delegations oppose them and amend them and the aim is to try to reach compromise so that the resolution is passed. Esmond Ye and I were representing the United States of America and we had three resolutions that we had to prepare for to debate.

1) The issue of Domestic Military – Proposing that nuclear arsenals and armies be cut down drastically (of course, being the USA, we opposed this vehemently)
2) The issue of organ trade (Selling organs)
3) The situation of nuclear arsenals in the Middle East – where we had to defend Israel and condemn Iran.

The day of competition proved to be a thoroughly enjoyable experience, where we had to rely on each other to complete our respective jobs (mainly one person to negotiate with other countries in the negotiation room and the other person to speak in the chamber). We formed a bloc with Russia (rather ironically) and UK and together we swung many smaller nations to support us whilst isolating China and greatly diminishing their authority.
Arthur Chao
Year 10 Debating Coordinator

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Silvester in Deutschland

Good Evening, Members of SAGSE my fellow GASSies, ladies and gentleman; my name is Sagar Nagaraj and I was sponsored by Volkswagen Financial Services. Today I’ll be talking about my exchange to Germany and in particular the celebrations of Silvester in my town of Schwerin, capital city of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

This exchange has truly been an eye-opener for me in particular. I had never travelled alone before, let alone to Europe, and boarding the plane with my fellow Stipis, I thought to myself: this can either turn out quite well or turn into an emotional catastrophe. Thankfully however the exchange turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life and broadened my perspective on culture and education due to this alternate lifestyle. I was surprised by the various differences of life in Germany but even more so by the similarities. The kids at school whined of homework, Mondays and a word called ‘Prokrastination’, which I understood only too well. The school orchestra were even playing some of the works my school had been, so I found myself settling in quite nicely by the end of the first week.

One of the biggest differences and hardest challenges to overcome was the language barrier. Having not done much homework back in German class, I had realised the huge importance of articles and the delightful tendency for the verb to sneak in around the back of almost every sentence. I also quickly realised how barren my vocabulary was, as I was constantly flooded with torrents of German from my mates. This was simply bemusing, in comparison to the gentle, slow version of the tame listening skills tapes I had come to cherish. Soon it became a matter of gaining a type of ‘sixth sense’ for German; I would feel very proud when successfully laughing at the right time after ‘feeling for’ the punchline of a joke. But then also equally embarrassed when I’d simply laugh and nod, and then be promptly told I was being asked a question. It was a tricky business, the language, but eventually well worth it.

And like this my exchange went on as smoothly as I could hope for. By about a month’s time, I was no longer snatching for my dictionary so often, I could discern certain rapidly spoken words out of the torrents and I would even add a few snide remarks of my own about “FC Schalke” as we brooded on their victory over Hamburg. In no time at all we were hanging up the tinsel and carefully placing the baubles as the scrumptious Christmas dinner was being served, and very soon I found myself fantasising about how I would bring the New Year in.

Ever since I had read of the celebrations of Silvester in my German textbook, I had always envisioned myself one winter night setting those rockets off the icy ground and into the night sky. This became a wonderful reality on my exchange, welcoming the New Year in style with my school mates and my host brother. After celebrating my first Christmas with my host family, the anticipation for Silvester was immense. Searching through the REAL (supermarket) catalogue for sufficient firepower was strangely very enjoyable, and I found myself and Marius to have an uncannily similar taste for explosions. Filling the trolley with the firecrackers, rockets and sparklers, we marvelled at the amount of explosive potential we were wheeling to the checkout. It was truly an empowering feeling; it even felt a bit criminal. Finally the day arrived. After all the phone calls, organising and shopping, we bade a quick goodbye to the anxious parents, and we were on our way to what was a very promising night.

There was tangible anticipation in the night air when we arrived. I felt myself trembling with excitement as we neatly organised the goods out onto the front porch. In no time at all I was standing out in the freezing night air screaming the countdown. I was even awarded the luxury of lighting the rockets into the dark sky. “Drei, Zwei, Eins! Frohes Neues Jahr!” I heard all around me as my rockets whizzed and soared up into a colourful explosion above. The celebrations continued long into the early hours of the New Year. We set off crackers and sparklers and danced and sung on into the night. Igniting the powerful rockets across the lake was a particular highlight. Watching them race across the freezing water, then bursting into fountains of colour which were beautifully mirrored in the glassy surface, is something I vividly remember to this day. It was pure ecstasy as we cheered, clapped and revelled in the magic of firepower. At long last we accumulated all the left-over fireworks and ignited them in a small box for an epic chain-reaction. It was a highly satisfying finale to an unforgettable New Year’s Eve I had the great privilege of being part of.

Zum Abschluss möchte ich mich bei der Organisition SAGSE bedanken für dieses tolle Austauschprogramm und bei den Sponsoren für ihre Unterstützung. Ich bin immer noch dankbar für diese Erfahrungen und werde nie diese Zeit vergessen. Drei Monate hab ich gefunden ist zu wenig Zeit, aber die waren genug um mir eine neue Perspektive zu geben, und so viele neue Eindrücke zu sammeln. Vielen Dank für eure Zeit heute Abend.

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 Volleyball Notes

‘SBHS 2’ Volleyball Team – State Tournament Report

The competition at Olympic Park last Friday (30/05/2014) went relatively well for Sydney High’s Open 2 team. The squad arrived at the venue to discover that our team had been placed in Group C, alongside Rooty Hill High School, North Sydney Boys High School and the CSSA composite team. We all recognised that it would be a tough proposition to qualify out of this difficult group and reach the quarter-finals, but every member of the team was ready for the challenge.

Our first game was against a very strong Rooty Hill team, which featured several state players. We knew that we could not match them in terms of ‘big hitting’, and so, we realised that we needed to play some clever volleyball in order to win. By tactically playing to our strengths and shutting down their attacks through some massive blocks, our team managed to prevail in a very close match, winning 2 sets to nil (28-26, 25-23). It was a tough contest, but we were happy, as we now saw an opportunity to top the group and put ourselves into an excellent position to progress further within the tournament. Our second game against North Sydney Boys High School was tense initially, as their consistency and excellent scrambling plays frustrated us. Nevertheless, the SBHS team overcame our rivals, achieving a straight sets victory, with scores of 25-21 and 25-17 for the first and second sets, respectively. These first two matches had sapped much of our energy and we knew that our next game would be difficult as we would have to deal with our opposition, as well as our own tiredness. /p>

Despite this, the contest against the CSSA composite team turned out to be a relatively easy affair. Their squad possessed some talented players, but they had not been together as a team for an extended period, which meant that they were prone to errors stemming from their developing teamwork. And so, we targeted this area of the game which, along with some accurate and powerful serving, allowed us to win in straight sets (25-16, 25-19). This victory ensured that we claimed top spot in Group C and placed us into a quarter-final against the 2nd team in Group A.

After a well-deserved break, we returned to the court to learn that we would be facing off against Baulkham Hills High School – a team which many of our players had not encountered before. Due to a combination of our lack of experience against them and our own fatigue, we played well below our usual level. Regardless, the first set was very tight, with neither team gaining much of a lead until the closing stages, where, at 20-20, we unfortunately lost a crucial point. This enabled one of their best players to start serving and before we knew it, the set was over (with a score of 25-20). We could not hide our disappointment and, despite briefly reverting back to our previous form, the second set slipped out of our grasp quickly, finishing at 25-15.

TThus, our tournament concluded, with the ‘SBHS 2’ team being eliminated at the quarter-final stage. The whole squad played extremely well and should be proud of their efforts. Placing equal 5th in a state tournament is still a significant and satisfying achievement. I’m sure that, as the volleyball season progresses, the extra training and stronger team unity will enable us to gain better results in future fixtures. Well done regardless, guys!

I would like to thank Jonathan Clements-Lendrum (SBHS 2013), for his excellent coaching, as well as Mr Kay and Ms Trompetter, for their efficient operation of the day.
By Anes Karahasan

Tournament Report: 14As

On Friday 30th May the 14As went to the sports hall in Olympic Park. There were four other schools that we were grouped with, they were Kelso 1, Ryde Secondary, Rooty Hill and Kelso 3. We played four games and we were on duty for two matches. The first team we played was Rooty Hill and they beat us two-nil. Then we played Kelso 3 and we won two-nil. After that we played Ryde Secondary, in the first set we were on par with them until they won the set and then in the next set they just completely obliterated our chances of winning buy beating us again, end result: they win two-nil. Finally we played Kelso 1 and they won two-nil. At the end of the day we were second last in the group of teams we were a part of.
Kevin Court

MIC Volleyball

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Cricket Results

Cricket Results – 2014 Term 2 Week 6
Alan Davidson Shield CHS Knockout Round 3

1st XI
SBHS 10 – 151 v Heathcote 10 - 126
Won by 25 runs
Karthik Subbanna 42, Raunak Sura 3/19

MIC of Cricket Report
On Tuesday we played in the much delayed round 3 of the Alan Davidson Shield CHS Knockout match against Heathcote High School. We won the toss and elected to bat first. We got off to a solid start with our openers Vishal Nomula (17) and Karthik Subbanna, top scoring with 42, posting an opening stand of 51 runs. Vishnu Avudainayagam then came out to pick up the run rate and show glimpses of what is to come for the season smashing 23 from 19 balls. Peter Yu also showed promise cutting his first delivery for four before being run out along with three other batters. If there is one player who is on “a mission”, along with Vishnu Avudainayagam, it is Sudarshan Arvind. Straight away he took the attack on and showed plenty of intent and was awarded with a fast scoring 29. The team posted 151 from 40 overs and it was now our turn to bowl. In the second over of our innings the batsman smashed a drive to our strike bowler Vishnu fielding at mid-off into his knee cap. When Vishnu then came onto bowl in the next over, he was unable to run causing us to lose our best bowler for the remainder of the innings. This was a big loss to the team, but fortunately we had plenty of backup blowers to fill the void. James Pope bowled quick and short at their bodies causing them discomfort finishing with 2-17, Kabir Agrawal playing in his first match at this level was very impressive and bowled full and straight being rewarded with figures of 2-12. A bowler who is going to cause many batters problems throughout the season with his right arm medium off-cutters is Raunak Sura. Running down hill in his first spell he didn’t quite find his rhythm. We brought him back in from the other end and he was back to his best picking up three late wickets to help us secure the win by 25. Although we got the win there is still plenty of room for improvement, which shows a promising season for 2014-15.
Geoff Tesoriero
MIC Cricket

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SBHS Rugby

High Rugby = High Spirit


King’s Trial Game

Another trial game ended in a draw for our 1st XV, with both teams unable to break the deadlock in the 2nd half. Congratulations to the 13As and 14As who both had resounding victories in their last trial game.

Team of the week:

Play of the week:
Jackson Tan’s huge hit on the King’s inside centre. After that none of the King’s team wanted to run the ball at him.


James Tinker and Sama Malolo on making the CHS under 16 team to play in the NSW schools tournament June 20-21.

Upcoming games

Date Game
June 14 Scots v High
June 16 High v MHS (15As only)

G Barris

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Football Results

2014 Term 2 Week 3

Team Against Result Scorers
CHS Knockout Round 4 (South East Regional Semi-Final)
1st XI Gymea High School Won 3 – 1 Jesse Cooper (2), Adilmorad Nadar
Trials Round 3
1st XI King’s 1st XI Won 4 – 3 Jesse Cooper, Adilmorad Nadar, Jet Gill Lee
2nd XI King’s 2nd XI Lost 0 – 2
3rd XI King’s 3rd XI Lost 0 – 1
4th XI King’s 4th XI Lost 1 – 3 Jun park
5th XI King’s 5th XI Lost 0 – 1
6th XI King’s 6th XI Drew 1 – 1 Justin Tran
7th XI King’s 7th XI Lost 1 – 4 Bosco Tran
8th XI King’s 8th XI Lost 1 – 3 Perry Sim
9th XI King’s 9th XI Won 3 – 1 Eatrend Wang
10 XI King’s 10th XI Won 4 – 1 David Evans (2), Michael Hughes, Jonathan Freiberg
16A XI King’s 16A Lost 1 – 2 Kabir Agrawal
16B XI King’s 16B Lost 0 – 3
16C XI King’s 16C Lost 0 – 1
16D XI King’s 16E Won 2 – 1 Josh King, Ryan Chan
16E XI King’s 16D Won 3 – 0 Joseph Song (2), Eddy Xiong
15A XI King’s 15A Lost 0 – 3
15B XI King’s 15B Lost 0 – 2
15C XI King’s 15C Lost 0 – 2
15D XI King’s 15D Won 3 – 2 Jerry Sung (2), Stephen Nguyen
15E XI King’s 15E Won 1 – 0 Nigel Sun
14A XI King’s 14A Lost 2 – 4 Nick Lambros, Shokan Johnpillai
14B XI King’s 14B Drew 1 – 1 Matt O’Sullivan
14C XI King’s 14C Lost 0 – 1
14D XI King’s 14D Lost 0 – 9
14E XI King’s 14E Won 2 – 1 Jason Yip, Telly Tselonis
13A XI King’s 13A Lost 0 – 8
13B XI King’s 13B Drew 0 – 0
13C XI King’s 13C Lost 0 – 3
13D XI King’s 13D Lost 0 – 9
13E XI King’s 13E Lost 0 – 3
Note: W/O = Washed Out

MIC of Football Report

Our boys were primed and had momentum going into their 4th Round match in the CHS knockout against Gymea. This came on the back of a great win against King’s on Saturday. We had an early kick-off and with a bit of rain in the morning the field was a bit slippery for our boys. It took some time to getting used to the bounce on the synthetic pitch and the boys conceded an early goal. To their credit they knew they just had to stick to their game plan and the goals will come. Towards the back end of the first half we had a corner. A set move was made and Jesse headed the ball back into the corner to equalise 1-1. In the second half we had all the momentum, but just couldn’t capitalise on our chances. Our second goal game from a goalie mishap, Adil shooting from 35 metres out, but fortunately for us the ball slipped through his hands giving us a 2-1 lead with about 20 minutes remaining. The clock seemed to tick down in slow motion. We still had control of the match and with about five minutes remaining we had another corner and another set piece. Aiming for the back post and Jesse flies high and heads the ball in the top corner for his second and secures the match to win 3-1. We cannot recall if Sydney Boys High School have ever gone this deep into the tournament and the boys are extremely excited.  Our next round is up in the Hunter Valley with a date to be confirmed.

As mentioned earlier, over the weekend our 1st XI also had a strong win against King’s winning 4-3. Another match we had control of, but our finishing touches prevented us from scoring more goals. King’s played a much disciplined defensive back line, but eventually our boys managed to exploit it and deserved the victory. Our 2nd XI got off to a slow start in the first half conceding two easy goals. In the second half we were the dominant team, pushing up and creating chances. Unfortunately again our final touches let us down. The team of the week goes to our 10th XI team scoring four goals with David Evans netting two goals.

Although we had eight wins over the weekend we came up against a very well structured program at King’s school that have been training very hard for the past few years. Credit to our boys who have continually shown improvement throughout the trial period and I believe come GPS Season time we may cause a few upsets.

This weekend is a long weekend, therefore there are no fixtures. We then have one more trial match remaining for term 2 against Scots College.

I would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable long weekend and freshen up for another tough week of football ahead of us.

Please Note:

  • All boys must turn up at least 45 minutes before the start of their match.
  • They must be turning up in SBHS football uniform and if they wish to wear a track suit this must also be SBHS track  suit.
  • Make sure they drink plenty of water and carry a drink bottle with them to training and fixtures.
  • If you are unavailable to play you MUST notify your coach well in advance. Just doing it online is not sufficient.

Keep up the good effort and I am sure SBHS Football will continue to have a successful season.
Geoff Tesoriero
MIC of Football

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SHS Cross Country

Regional Cross Country

Congratulations go to the following students have successfully competed in the Zone Cross Country carnival and are now selected to represent SHS at the Regional Cross Country Carnival on Wednesday 11th of June, 2014. A school bus will take competing students to the Cross Country venue, The Boulevard, Miranda.

Students are to collect a permission note and information sheet from Ms Dam or Mr Kesting in the Industrial Arts staffroom and return it by Friday 6th of June.

18 Years
Position Surname First Name
1 Chung Steven
2 Anson Ned
3 Liu Kenneth
4 Garrett Jason
5 Sharma Lokesh
17 Years
Position Surname First Name
1 Zhou Ian
2 Rae Nick
3 Beare Wesley
4 Garg Tushaar
9 Waring Jens
16 Years
Position Surname First Name
1 Agrawal Kabir
2 Plataniotis Marcus
3 Nimac Thomas
4 Abeysekera Manil
6 Forday Jayden
7 Chen William
15 Years
Position Surname First Name
1 Schofield Luke
2 McGrath Conor
3 Katsilis Nicholas
4 Schofield Jayden
5 Young Stevie
7 Love Elliot
8 Rowlands Jake
9 Zhang Ruilin
14 Years
Position Surname First Name
1 Holmstrom Eric
2 Li Harrison
3 Vitsaktsis George
4 Wu Brian
7 Ho-Shon Ryan
8 Quan Nathan
9 O'Sullivan Matthew
10 Lee Jonathan
13 Years
Position Surname First Name
2 Guo Allen
5 Chan Anderson
6 Meng Weir
11 Stajic Branko
12 Years
Position Surname First Name
2 Panas Adrian
3 Xu Jimmy
4 Chan Dennis
5 Zhou Jie
7 Leong Nicolas
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Red Nose Bay Permission Note

Sydney Boys High School
Community Service Permission Note
Red Nose Day
Friday 27 June 2014

29 May 2014

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Your son has volunteered to sell Red Nose Day merchandise with other Sydney Boys High School students in the Sydney CBD on Red Nose Day, Friday 27 June, from 6.30-9.05am.

Attached is the permission note, which needs to be signed and returned by 3pm Tuesday 17 June - either via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or to the box outside Mr Phillipson’s door.  Before signing the note, please discuss the following with your son and ensure that he will:

  • Arrive by 6:30am at the Red Nose Day marquee at Martin Place, near the fountain between Pitt St and Castlereagh St
  • Sign in with the location leader wearing a Red Vest
  • Be impeccably presented in his school uniform (clean and ironed)
  • Remain with his designated buddy at all times
  • Address all members of the public clearly and politely
  • Return all donations and property to the Red Nose Day Marquee coordinators
  • Depart promptly to be on time for the morning school bell at 9.25am.

We congratulate your son for volunteering his time to raise funds which will help the families who rely on the support of SIDS and Kids NSW at the tragic time of their child’s death.  Thank you for your support.

Mr Phillipson
Community Service Coordinator
Sydney Boys High School

The Red Nose Day permission note is available in the
PDF version of this edition of High Notes

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High Family

The Bulletin Board for Sydney Boys High P & C.

If you would like to have any parent community news or upcoming events included in High Society, please contact Ian Sweeting P&C President This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

SBHS-SGHS Joint P&C Meeting- Dr Karl Presents!

The SBHS-SGHS Joint P&C Meeting will be held on Wednesday June 18 at 7:30pm.  The meeting features the well-known scientist, doctor of medicine and arch communicator, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki who will (in his inimitable style) provide insights into a life in the sciences. Parents, carers and students are invited to join us for Dr Karl’s presentation, which will be followed by a Q&A. Supper will be provided.

Despite the ongoing challenges faced by the science community in Australia, many of the most capable students in our two schools will be seriously considering a future in this most important sector of the economy.  Dr Karl will look at a broad range of science related occupations - from computers, engineering, genetics and basic sciences - to the environment and politics.  Be prepared to be both challenged and highly amused. 

The wearing of outlandish, zany and retina challenging clothing is both permitted and encouraged.  We look forward to seeing you on the night.

Parents wishing to help with the supper can contact the P&C at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Volunteer(s) Needed

As part of a commitment in 2013 to look at the structure, governance and constitution of the SBHS P&C, we are seeking the help of parents with a background in law, legal drafting and/or incorporated and unincorporated associations.  The P&C executive is looking to complete the review by Term 1, 2015.  If you are able to help, please contact Ian Sweeting at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thank You For Your Support

This year’s BNO featured a number of donations from the businesses listed below.  The P&C would like to thank them for their support and we encourage parents and carers to pass on our appreciation when using these businesses’ services.

Croquembouch Patisserie- 65/71 Belmore Road, Randwick
Mad Mex- Shop 3 Royal Randwick, 73 Belmore Road Randwick
R & R Daily Fresh Fruit Market- 105 Frenchmans Road, Randwick

Dissolution of The NSW Federation of Parents and Citizens Associations

Many of you would have seen the recent news of the decision by the NSW Minister for Education, Adrian Piccolli, to dissolve the NSW Federation of P&C Associations and appoint an interim administrator.  The P&C executive would like to inform parents and carers that the relationship between the SBHS P&C and the Federation has long been limited to the payment of Federation affiliation fees which are necessary for our insurances.  For many years, no members of the SBHS P&C executive have attended Federation meetings, nor sought election to Federation offices.  We are therefore unable to comment on this development, other than to say it is indeed sad to see this important organisation mired in conflict and controversy. We look forward to it returning to its core functions at the earliest opportunity.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

SBHS-SGHS Joint P&C Meeting – 7:30pm, Wednesday 18 June, Great Hall

Ian Sweeting

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SBHS-SGHS Joint P&C Meeting

Wednesday 18th June 2014
7:30pm – 9pm
SBHS Great Hall

All Parents and Students Welcome
Supper Provided

“Great Moments in the Future”

Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki will make you laugh and learn as he discusses how the proper shape for a human being is a cloud of iron vapour, the size of a planet, floating through space and moving along magnetic lines of force  – and immortal to boot. He will show how diet alcohol drinks make people more intoxicated and offer insights into future careers in Computers, Engineering, Genetics, Basic Sciences, Environmental Matters and Politics. There will be a Q&A session to finish. Supper is provided.                                                  

Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki AM is the current Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at Sydney University. A doctor of Medicine, scientist, author and well known commentator on Australian radio and television, he appears regularly on Channel 7’s Sunrise and ABC News 24 and presents his weekly show on Triple J. Dr Karl holds degrees in Physics, Maths, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine and Surgery.

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