High Notes, Vol 15 No 26, August 22 2014
Prefect Interns Elected
Early Migration to Oliver Library System
School-wide Printing Solution
Joint Project – The Governors Centre
Students in 7EnS were asked to compose a quote about writing. Here are a few responses:
‘Writing is a gateway to the land of dreams: wondrous creatures, great machines, ancient magic - this is the way that the maelstrom of ideas becomes real.’
‘Coming up with new ideas every day is like trying to separate salt from water: It’s there but you can’t take it out.’
‘Writing is like life. You can’t make your characters too mean or too nice, or your piece will crumble into unrealism.’
‘Writing is like an itch; once you start you can’t stop.’
‘Writing is like a flame. When the air is gone it fades away.’
‘Writing is highly original. There is a thrill in knowing that no one has ever written this before.’
Mr A Hayman
All Year 10 students who have successfully completed all requirements for Peer Support this year and Big Brother at the end of last year will be presented to the school at a formal assembly on Thursday 28th August from 9:50am-10:40am. Parents of these students are welcome to come along to watch the assembly.
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 4 August
Week of 11 August
Extra thanks to Penny Chan, Tina Chang and Julie Fox for backing up twice when we were short of volunteers and to George Haddo for coming in every Wednesday morning.
We very much appreciate all our canteen volunteers giving their time to help out at High.
HIGH STORE WILL BE CLOSED from
Stam Farrugia & Cindy Tseu have kindly volunteered to open the store
FATHER’S DAY 50% OFF
Foldable Chair with SHS crest. Great for dad to watch your match
Limited Time Sale Ends 5th Sept
Entries Close: Wednesday 17th September (9am)
‘In an increasingly complex social and political world, freedom of speech is a fundamental cornerstone of our humanity’.
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.
High Rugby = High Spirit
High vs. Shore
Well done to the 1st XV who played an exceptional game to come from a try down to win. It was running Rugby at its best and showed the improvements the team has made over the course of this season.
Try of the week – Joshua Leo 1st XV
Players to wear school uniform. Adults wear smart casual.
Soft drinks and mineral water provided.
Game schedule for the remainder of the season
Mr G Barris
Football Results – 2014 Term 3 Week 5
MIC of Football Report
Last Saturday we came up against the highly competitive St Ignatius’ College, Riverview. They have won 10 of the last 15 premierships so we knew coming into this that it was going to be no easy feat. The results may not look positive, but there is always something we can take out of this and that is the results of our 1st-4th XI. This proves with a lot of hard work, good attitude and wanting to play to our best ability for the school week in and week out the results will come our way. Our 4th XI once again put in a strong performance that continually set the standard for our top three teams. Along with the 3rd XI both sides had opportunities to score, but ended up with what was a fair result 0-0. The 2nd XI are the result of having seven players missing from our 1st/2nd XI squad. This can unsettle the team whereby they have to continually change their structure. This is why we are even more proud of our 1st XI to come away with a 2-2 draw. Last year we were beaten 1-9 and coming into this game the Riverview boys were already looking at a win before kick-off. Our boys played extremely well being the enforcers and deservedly taking a 1-0 lead into the half time break thanks to a great header over the keepers head into the corner by Adil Nadir. In the second half Riverview knew they had to score quickly to get themselves back into the game. They stepped up the tempo and challenged our boys. Unfortunately we conceded two goals in five minutes with Riverview now believing they will race away with the win. Once again, and I have been writing about this for the past four weeks, our boys attitude has been superb and continued to play hard. We pushed forward and with about 10 minutes remaining we were tackled inside the penalty box with Adil converting from the spot and scoring his second goal for that match. We were very pleased with our boys with their work ethic and attitude to continually play for the whole 80 minutes. We are currently sitting in fourth place on the ladder. Next week we have Scots who Joeys beat 2-1 over the weekend, which gives us a lot of hope knowing we drew with Joeys.
The team of the week goes to a team that has improved dramatically over the past couple of weeks. This goes to our 13As who over the course of the season have had very strong opposition and have had some big defeats. The previous week against Newington they only lost 0-3 and last Saturday against Riverview they came away with 1-1 draw. This is evidence of hard work and dedication to continually aim for improvement. The 13Es should also be proud of their efforts scoring their first goal for the season with loud applause coming from the side line. Eatrend Wang once again continues to notch up his scoring tally to 12 for the GPS season (not including his 10 in one match in a trial game).
With heavy rain forecast for the week and weekend we are still aiming to make sure we get as many games on as possible for our 5th round match against Scots. Scots will be an even contest across the board and hopefully we get some positive results to go our way and reward our boys for their strong work ethic.
We have also confirmed a date for our end of season Football prize giving night. This will be held on Saturday 13th September starting at 5pm in the Great Hall. I will be attaching the flyer and emailing it out to all families. Seats are limited to 220 so please get in fast to guarantee a spot. I will make preference to families whose boys will be receiving a prize.
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. https://twitter.com/SydHighFootball
Keep up the good effort and I am sure SBHS Football will continue to have a successful
Senior Captain’s Fencing Report
On Saturday 2nd August, three fencing teams from Sydney Boys High competed in the National
Championships in Brisbane. Both our first grade sabre and epee teams achieved an impressive
result, taking out the gold and silver medals respectively. This is an improvement upon our
results from last year when we won gold in sabre and placed fourth in epee. Our recent success is
largely due to the dedication and hard work of all our fencers and, as captain, I would like
congratulate every member in these teams. I would also like to thank our MIC, Mr Higgins, and Chi
Mao in Year 11 for organising our plane tickets. A special thank you needs to go to Mr Huynh for
being our coach and ‘babysitter’ over our weekend in Brisbane. Lastly, I would like
to thank the UNSW coaches, Leo and Arash for their intense training schedules and invaluable bits
of advice leading up to the Nationals. On a final note, I would like to wish all of our fencers
the best of luck in the final few competitions leading up to the end of season.
Congratulations to our Intermediate B team who will play Trinity in the Metropolitan East semi final this week.
The players are Wesley Yu, Ahad-Anhiang Zafar, William Weber, Sean Zhang, Andrew Xu
Come and support our final match for the season….
On the 23rd August Sydney High will host Grammar in our last match for the season. If Sydney High wins we will be the 2014 GPS Volleyball Champions. Your support at this match could help give our boys that winning edge so come along and be prepared for a great end to the volleyball season. The 1st grade match starts at 11.30 am.
In addition we are also hosting an Old Boys match - High v Grammar to celebrate 20 years of volleyball at High. The Old Boys from both schools are preparing themselves for a competitive meeting that will undoubtedly provide great entertainment for those watching. The Old Boys game starts at 10.00am. BBQ food will be available on the day.
GPS Volleyball Results
SBHS Football will celebrate the efforts and achievements of our boys as well as acknowledge staff, coaches and supporters at the SBHS Football dinner. Events such as these are therefore a great opportunity for students and parents to meet all the other friendly faces in the HIGH Football Community. Each team will receive trophies for the Most Valuable Player and Most Improved
When: Saturday, 13th September 2014. 4:30pm for 5:00pm start.
*Vegetarian and halal diets catered for
Please return the [RSVP form] with your payment to the main office.
The coach of each team will be invited to attend the dinner as a guest.
Players are asked to take responsibility on a team-by-team basis for any end-of-season gifts to their team’s coach.
TICKETS ARE LIMITED
The Sydney High Football Dinner 2014 RSVP form is available in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes
Please come along to celebrate a great year for High Rifle Shooting
The End of Season Rifle Luncheon 2014 RSVP form is available in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes
Celebrating the achievements of the HSC Music and Visual Arts students
The Sydney Boys High School 2014 HSC Showcase Concert and Art Exhibition will be held in the Great Hall over two evenings:
Monday 25 August 2014
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Sydney Boys High School
Date: Saturday 6th September, 2014
Where: The Great Hall, Sydney Boys High School
Time: 6pm for 6.30pm start
Price: $35 per person
Tickets: Available from the Front Office
Ticket sales close Monday 1st September, 2014
*Come and watch our coaches as we test out their debating skills in ‘The Great Debate’!*
The 2014 Debating Dinner RSVP form is available in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes
Sydney Boys High School Open Day
Sydney Boys High School