High Notes, Vol 15 No 24, August 08 2014
Important events this week
Collecting Sick Students
Winter Sport Co-payments
Enrolment applications 8-12 for 2015
Debating MIC’s report
By the time most of you read this we will know the outcome of the Hume Barbour final. The Year 12s have done really well to get this far and I am very proud to have a team in the final for a third year in a row. I am looking forward to a high quality debate against North Sydney Girls in the wonderful surroundings of the Great Hall at Sydney University and will be joined a SBHS audience of 30.
Year 11s PDC run came to an end this week with a very close debate against Sydney Girls in the Regional Finals. I have been really pleased to see Ganeshmoorthy, Nick, Thomas and Gautham grow in confidence this year. A huge thank you to their coach, Christopher Chiam, who has worked hard to help them develop individually as debaters and together as a team.
Year 7 and 8 both won their debates against Randwick Girls and now have to debate each other to see who wins the zone. Ms Rigby says both teams are formidable so it will be a great debate to watch.
Last week at St Josephs we won most of the GPS debates and in particular it was great to see victory for the Firsts, Seconds and all of the A teams.
The debating dinner is on 6th September and is open to everyone. It is certainly not just for GPS debaters. All of you are welcome at the dinner and will really enjoy the celebratory nature of the evening, but in particular the Coaches Debate which is always good fun.
On Monday I went to the Inner West Rotary Club meeting with Andrew McNaughton and Thomas Nguyen
where they did a presentation to thank the club for sponsoring our school for the MUNA
competition. The Rotarians were extremely impressed with our performance and very
complimentary about the debating program at High.
|August 9||High vs. Kings|
|August 16||Shore vs. High|
|August 23||Armidale vs. High|
|September 6||High vs. Grammar|
Mr G. Barris
GPS Volleyball Results
On the 19th July Sydney High 1sts played Sydney Grammar at Grammar. After a hard fought match
Sydney High walked away victorious in straight sets 25-11, 25-19, 25-23. Man of the match
went to Byron Chen for his skilful play on the day. However, a special thanks must go to
Grammar for a great match. On the 26th July Sydney High 1sts played Ignatius at Ignatius.
Improving greatly due to a better volleyball structure, Ignatius pushed High to play better
volleyball. However this was not enough to deny High an easy straight sets victory 25-12, 25-15,
Second Grade Report
2nd Grade played against Newington College. Good passing and the use of communication allowed High to set up well-structured attacks through their defence creating an early lead of 25-15. High’s consistent serving troubled Newington throughout the second set combined with strong positional attacks allowed High to gain an early lead. However, Newington came back with a strong serving streak. In the end, High's strong defence was able to overpower their efforts, winning the set 25-17. In the third set, High was able to use inventive plays to outplay Newington's blockers and secured a 25-12 game winning set.
Junior Volleyball Results 2.8.14:
14A's: 21-8; 17-21; 20-22. 1:2 Loss.
All Stars: 12-21; 21-15; 14-21. 1:2 Loss.
15's/16's played well.
15A's: 21-13; 21-17; 21-12. 3:0 Win.
FliHighs: 21-12; 21-14; 15-8. 3:0 Win.
16A's: 21-18; 21-14; 16-21. 2:1 Win.
Old Boy (Class of 2013) Ivor Metcalf made it all the way to the semi-finals at the World Junior Athletics Championships. Running a Personal Best (PB) of 13.74 in his heat he represented the country and himself well and the school is very proud of him. BHS Athletic staff and team definitely miss his sensational talents representing the school so well, in not only hurdles but high jump, long jump, 100m and 4x100 relays. We are all so happy he is doing well and wish him nothing but the best with his training and competitions in the future.
Football Results – 2014 Term 3 Week 3
|GPS Round 2|
|1st XI||St Joseph’s College 1st XI||Drew 2 – 2||Adam Smagarinsky, Nathan Sutton|
|2nd XI||St Joseph’s College 2nd XI||Drew 1 – 1||Shaleen Baranwal|
|3rd XI||St Joseph’s College 3rd XI||Drew 0 – 0|
|4th XI||St Joseph’s College 4th XI||Won 1 – 0||Varunan Murugananthan|
|5th XI||St Joseph’s College 5th XI||Lost 0 – 3|
|6th XI||St Joseph’s College 6th XI||Won 4 – 1||Anthony Wu (2), James Lian, Jeff Ying|
|7th XI||St Joseph’s College 7th XI||Won 7 – 0||Kevin Liang (3), Joonho Park (2), Alif Khondaker, Bosco Tran|
|8th XI||St Joseph’s College 8th XI||Drew 1 – 1||Michael Yu|
|9th XI||Scots 9th XI||Won 11 – 0||Eatrend Wang (11)|
|16A XI||St Joseph’s College 16A||Lost 0 – 3|
|16B XI||St Patrick’s College 16B||Lost 0 – 7|
|16C XI||Scots 16C||Drew 1 – 1||Esmond Ye|
|16D XI||St Joseph’s College 16B||Drew 2 – 2||Joshua King, Kevin Andrew|
|16E XI||Newington 16E||Lost 0 – 3|
|15A XI||St Joseph’s College 15A||Lost 0 – 1|
|15B XI||Shore 15C||Won 2 – 1||Jason Loh, Peter Dadson|
|15C XI||St Patrick’s College 15D||Won 2 – 1||Raiyan Yousuf, Andrew Li|
|15D XI||St Joseph’s College 15B||Won 1 – 0||Jimmy Yip|
|15E XI||Newington 15F||Won 1 – 0||Lawrence Zhai|
|14A XI||St Joseph’s College 14A||Drew 2 – 2||Shokan Johnpilai, Jonathan Meng|
|14B XI||Knox 14C||Lost 2 – 3||Matt Tang (2)|
|14C XI||St Patrick’s College 14D||Lost 2 – 3||Leo Hsu, Timothy Lam|
|14D XI||St Patrick’s College 14E||Won 1 – 0||Telly Tselonis|
|14E XI||St Joseph’s College 14B||Lost 0 – 2|
|13A XI||Newington 13A||Lost 0 – 5|
|13B XI||St Joseph’s College 13A||Lost 0 – 7|
|13C XI||Newington 13C||Drew 1 – 1||Andy Hua|
|13D XI||Newington 13F||Lost 1 – 2||Jimmy Xu|
|13E XI||St Joseph’s College 13B||Lost 0 – 5|
|Note: W/O = Washed Out|
MIC Football Report
The after effect we had from our first round against King’s was very costly with many of our players injured, sore and exhausted causing major disruptions in our training camp. But come Saturday our Captain, Michael Cui, who couldn’t train all week due to injury and was in serious doubt for Saturday, turned up on match day and made himself available. This gave a very necessary lift to the boys to spur them on for the day and lift for the occasion against a very physical St Joseph’s College. Our 4th XI came away with a 1-0 win thanks to our 5th XI specialist substitute Varunan Murugananthan. The 3rd XI had chances, but Joey’s defended well finishing in a draw at 0-0. The 2nd XI scored early and played an attractive, attacking style game. Unfortunately they conceded a late goal with the match ending 1-1. Our 1st XI for the first 20 minutes looked out of shape and was panicking when they had the ball. They conceded a goal, but this actually settled the boys down and they played with a lot more structure and discipline fighting back to go into the break 1-1. The second half was very even, but unfortunately they lost concentration and conceded an easy team goal. I have mentioned this in previous reports, and this was shown again, was the team’s determination to not give in. They scored to make the match 2-2 and for the remaining 10 minutes we finished on top, but just couldn’t quite find that winning goal. We were extremely happy with the result and with Newington and Riverview coming away with a draw we remain equal leaders. This Saturday we come up against Newington who beat us 6-1 in the trial match. So we are eager to make amends and show the other schools that we deserve to remain on top of the ladder.
Eatrend Wang a couple of weeks ago miraculously scored 10 goals in one match. Well believe it or not, he has managed to outdo himself by scoring 11 goals. This is an amazing feat – well done, Eatrend. In our Open’s age group we had four wins, one loss and four draws. Although the results may not be the same in the lower age groups it does show that with great attitude and great working ethics in training we will be rewarded with positive results.
Overall the day was with mixed results. Nine wins, 12 losses and eight draws is an improvement from last week and hopefully something for us to build on.
This Saturday is our third round of the GPS Season against the competition favourites, Newington. This is a top of the ladder clash so it would be great to have as many people to stick around and watch the boys take it to Newington.
I have created a Twitter account for regular updates in results, information and wet weather. This does not replace the school wet weather website. The link can be accessed by phone or web browser without signing in or having a twitter account.
Please note all boys must:
- turn up at least 45 minutes before the start of their match.
- turn 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.
- MUST notify your coach well in advance If you are unavailable to play you. Just doing it online does not suffice.
Keep up the good effort and I am sure SBHS Football will continue to have a successful
MIC of Football
Thank you to coaches Vladimir Feldman and Edward Losiv for helping them to get to this stage.
Intermediate A: Manil Abeysekera, Johnson Lin, Andrew Wu, Edgar He, James
Intermediate B: Wesley Yu, Ahad-Ahnrang Zafar, William Weber, Sean Zhang, Andrew Xu
Junior A: Raymond Li, Peter Boylan, Leo Jia, Christopher Yuan, Gorden Zhuang
Junior B: Jason Yu, Long Do, Dean Rong, Kim Nicholls, Hamish Covell
Student Collection Permission Note
Cancer Council NSW is seeking help from Sydney Boys High School students on Daffodil Day, Friday 22 August, 6:15am – 8.55am at Central Station.
Your son has volunteered to participate in the Daffodil Day collection as a part of the SBHS group. All registered volunteers are covered by public liability insurance when requesting donations for fresh flowers and Daffodil Day merchandise. At school prior to Daffodil Day, students involved will receive their ID sticker, which provides their authorisation to collect money on behalf of Cancer Council NSW.
It is expected that students involved will:
- Arrive on time at 6:15am, impeccably presented in their uniform (including jacket or jumper)
- Address all members of the public clearly and politely
- Return all donations and unsold merchandise to the Cancer Council NSW Site Supervisor
- Remain with their designated collection partner at all times, until returning to school before 9.25am
We think it’s wonderful that your son is seeking to engage in fundraising which will help
cancer patients and support future research. We look forward to his involvement on Daffodil
The Daffodil Day collection permission note is available in the PDPDF version of this edition of High Notes.
Daffodil Day at Central Station –
Friday 22 August 2014, 6:15am – 8:55am
Meeting point: Central Station, Front Entrance
Site Supervisor: Ms Verity Hodgkinson 0413 118 142
Please read the following carefully and bring this page with you on Daffodil Day.
- Wear your complete school uniform (clean and wrinkle-free), including jacket or jumper. Sorry, no Y12 jerseys
- Bring water bottle, sunscreen/sunglasses/hat, comfy shoes, wet weather gear (if necessary)
- Upon arrival at Central Station (by 6.15am) sign-in with the student coordinator
- Read the sheet you will receive from the Site Supervisor, describing this year’s merchandise
- Assist Site Supervisor with set-up
- Keep your site safe and tidy for all
- Clean up spills immediately
- Lift correctly:
Ask for help if too heavy-keep abdominals tight,
Close to the load,
- Always open boxes by cutting away from your body
- ALWAYS stay with your collection partner
- At least once per hour, contact your Site Supervisor and/or Teacher
- Give the Cancer Council NSW Helpline number to anyone wanting advice – 13 11 20
- Stay hydrated and Slip-Slop-Slap-Seek Shade-Slide on Sunglasses
- SMILE and have FUN! - Celebrate when you have sold out of a product – that’s your aim!
- Place all money collected in bum-bags/money-boxes provided
- Return unsold merchandise & funds raised to the Site Supervisor for the “SBHS Deposit Bag”
- Your Site Supervisor will coordinate all banking – please follow the instructions
- Sign out with your student coordinator prior by 8.55am
- Do not bring valuables because they cannot be safely/securely stored. Cancer Council NSW accepts no responsibility for lost or stolen items
- Do not count money
- Do not engage in an altercation with any members of the public or fellow students
- Do not offer medical advice
- Do not lift anything that is too heavy
- Immediately inform your Site Supervisor if there is an accident or injury
- For serious injuries call 000
- In the case of an armed hold up – HAND OVER THE MONEY WITHOUT ARGUMENT – you and your safety are more valuable to us! Contact the police (000) when safe to do so.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Date: Wednesday 20 August 2014
Venue: School Staff Common Room
Come and find out about new developments for the upcoming season.
Rowing is a great sport that High provides for your boys. It also relies on parents to help facilitate the program. Every year we need new parents to become involved.
All Office Bearer positions will be declared vacant and available for nomination and election.
All parents of rowing students are invited to attend the meeting.
Thank you to our wonderful volunteers over the past two weeks, without your help we could not provide the healthy homemade foods we prepare to feed our hungry boys.
Week of 21 July
MON: Thajeewa Pingamage, Cole Gu, Jeannie Vye
TUES: Eddy Pham, Agnes Leo
WEDS: George Haddo, Dora Shapiro
THURS: Bernadette Snow, Kim Ngan Do, Helen Kon, Maria Farrell
FRI: Ruzeng Rong, Angela Feng
Week of 28 July
MON: Stam Farrugia, Lien Tran, Lin Jin, Julie Fox,
TUES: Mary Chan, Malin Wongthaveevatana,
WEDS: George Haddo, Ana Goh, Minhua Zhang, Diana Sutherland
THURS: Annie Jiang, Annie Long,
FRI: Connie Tai, Okhyun Kim, Sandora Chia, Sabrina
NEW RENOVATION SALE
$2 $2 $2 – Pencil Case, Orchestra badge, S.H.S Letter Opener
$5 $5 $5 – Basketball brown eyelet singlet (12 & 14 only )
$10 $10 $10 – Basketball sky eyelet shorts, SHS Cuff links
$15 $15 $15 – Satchel bags, SHS Number plate covers (yellow plates)
$20 $20 $20 – SHS Caribee chair, Zoot suits (previous style sizes L & XL only), Supporter jersey ( XXL only )
Entries Close: Wednesday 17th September (9am)
(N.B. late entries not accepted)
Write an opinion piece in response to the following topic:
‘In an increasingly complex social and political world, freedom of speech is a fundamental cornerstone of our humanity’.
- Entries must be presented in a typed format (12 point) and must be no longer than 1,000 words.
- The entrant’s name and year level must be clearly displayed on the front page of the published text.
- Senior Prize (10 – 12)
- Junior Prize (7 - 9)
Judging will take place at the end of Term 3 and winners announced early in Term 4. Prizes will be awarded at Presentation Night in February.
Trivia night is going to be held on the 28th of August, Week 7 from 6pm-9pm in the Great hall after school. It is a question night like trivial pursuit but you get to be in tables with participants from Sydney Girls High and Sydney Boys High answering questions. Tickets cost $15 and will cover dinner, drinks and snack for the night. Tables consist of 10 people with participants from both the girls and boys girls, there will be CASH PRIZES!! Get your tables ready because there is limited seating.