High Notes, Vol 15 No 28, September 05 2014
Deputy Principal Con Barris retires
Student Run Organisations
ASF Direct Donations
For example, the Sports Development Fund has a link:
The Sports Facilities link is:
and the Sports Equipment Project has a link:
One benefit of online donations is that donors will receive an automated receipt for tax purposes via email as soon as the donation is processed. To make this possible, it is imperative that valid email addresses are now provided by all donors. At the end of each month, each project that has received donations will be emailed a report detailing its donor activity. This will help us to keep track of our fundraising efforts and allow us to send a belated ‘thank you’ to our donors.
Year 12, 2015 – Leadership Group
From this group, Luke Hoad was elected as School Captain with Niyaz Mostafa as Vice-Captain. In
consultation with Mr Kesting, these boys selected Bosco Tran for the position of Senior Prefect.
I want to thank all those involved in the process and congratulate the senior leadership team. I
hope to work closely with you for the remainder of 2014 and in 2015.
Year 9 2015 Parent Information Evening
A Parent Information Evening will be held on Tuesday 9 September in the Great Hall at 6:00 pm to discuss the subjects studied by boys in Year 9 2015.
Year 11 2015 Parent Information Evening
A Parent Information Evening will be held on Tuesday 9 September in the Great Hall at 7:00 pm to
discuss the subjects studied by boys in Year 11 2015.
Congratulations to our Junior A team who won the semi final of the Metropolitan East interschool chess competition against Sydney Grammar A. These boys are Raymond Li, Peter Boylan, Christopher Yuan and Gorden Zhuang. Rowena Barr
HIGH STORE WILL BE CLOSED from
Stam Farrugia & Cindy Tseu have kindly volunteered to open the store
OPEN DAY THEME – FICTIONED OUT?
Our Open Day display on current magazine articles is meant as a reminder to our present students that our libraries subscribe to 23 popular magazines (as well as purchasing DVDs and books and subscribing to all the newspapers).The Library Monitors have picked articles they felt interested in from the latest magazines on the top display shelf to show everyone what they can read in a magazine if they are” fictioned out”. So F1 Racing features an article on Daniel Ricciardo the smiling assassin of formula one. New Scientist features an article on how much you can earn professional video-gaming. The Planetary Report features China on the Moon. The World of Knowledge Australia has a feature on what is the quickest way to build muscle.
Top Gear lists the top five hyper cars – The Pagani Huayara, the Farrari Laferrari, the Mclaren P1, the Konigsegg Agera R and the Lamborghini Aventador as well as an article on the Porsche 911 GT3.
In Australian Personal Computer, APC, the boys found Microsoft surface Pro 3 which they recommend for Bring Your Own Device next year.
WILL KOSTAKIS – VISITING AUTHOR
ADDITIONS TO THE IAN HEADS COLLECTION – PART OF THE OLD BOYS
The Beach Club, One hundred years at Balmoral (Ian Heads) and The Night the Music Died. How a bunch of bushies forged Rugby League’s last great fairytale.(Ian Heads). Ian is well respected journalist who specialises in interviewing famous sportsmen and he also explores interesting emerging hypotheses or historical changes in particular sports. Like Will Kostakis our visiting author, Ian’s Collection of books is an inspiration to our budding journalists and an exemplar of following your dream as a career. Boys can look Ian’s total collection up under his name “Heads, Ian” in Library Enquiry.
On the 29th of August, Sydney Boys High hosted a Wear it Purple Day event to raise awareness about the diverse sexual and gender identities that exist and to promote this diversity as something to be accepted amongst communities. This year’s feature was to host a fancy-dress basketball game to promote the diversity of identities that exist and in turn show that stereotypes don’t define us and that only an individual can know the individual.
This year Wear it Purple focused on stereotypes surrounding the GLBTIQ community and the sort of tags which limit the identity of people. I hope it allowed people to realise that all humans are simply people and we should not be tying down their individualism with stigmas and discriminatory behaviour. To spread this message of equality, Sydney Boys and Sydney Girls High together signed a pledge which simply agreed to this statement and to discourage discrimination, bullying, homophobia and transphobia in school environments.
I would like to thank Dr Jaggar, Mr Barris, Ms Powell, Mr Dowdell, Ms Connell, Ms Vickers and Mr Harrison for supporting both schools in continuing to enrich our environment so that people have the right to be proud of who they are. I would also like to extend those thanks to the Surry Hills police who have continued their involvement in our Wear it Purple day proceedings. Thanks also to Siobhan O’Brien, Caitlin O’Brien, Martin Nguyen, Anthony Tan, Darren Taing and many unforgotten others who made the day very special and successful. Also, thank you to the volunteer basketball players who made the fancy-dress basketball game such an interesting spectacle.
To the rest of the students and staff who wore purple that day, you have no idea how powerful your message of support is to people who are struggling with their identity. On their behalf I would truly like to thank you and urge more people to spread the message of love and acceptance next year by Wearing it Purple on 29th August.
The full transcript of the pledge signed by students/staff from Sydney Boys and Sydney Girls High
is available at:
Football Results – 2014 Term 3 Week 7
MIC of Football Report
What a wet few weeks it has been. Non-stop rain has disrupted what has been a very enjoyable season thus far. We had to change the location of our 1st and 2nd XI matches from our home ground to Shore’s home ground, Northbridge D. Our 2nd XI started the match with great intensity, but to Shore’s credit they were too fast up front for our defensive back line opening up plenty of space and allowing them to create many shots on target. Our goal keeper, Liam Jepson actually had a good game diving left and right saving many goals. Our 1st XI came out like they have all season, high tempo and physical on the ball.
The score line of a 2-5 loss does not indicate the match. We had over 60% of possession with the majority of the match played in their half, but like our 2nd XI we also lacked speed at the back allowing the forwards to run, pass and take their chances on goal. The boys once again being 4-0 down fought back and scored two well-deserved goals to get it back to 4-2. Nathan Sutton, who has been one of our strongest players all through the GPS season, struck a half volley 20 yards out beating many players and the goal keeper to notch up his first goal for the season.
This Saturday sees our final match of the GPS season against our long-time rivals, Sydney Grammar School. The boys have been psyched about this match all year and are keen to win the battle of the selective schools. Our 1st and 2nd XI will be kicking off at an earlier time at 10am and
11:15am down at David Philips (synthetic) field. The boys would love to see as many of you there to come and send off the Year 12s on a “High” note. Afterwards there will be a bus to take them back to McKay 1 to be involved in the opening of the new Fairland Pavilion scoreboard and watch the 1st XV battle up against top of the table Grammar’s 1st XV.
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 250 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
Soft drinks and mineral water provided.
The SBHS 2014 Rugby Dinner RSVP form is available in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes
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.
Where: Great Hall, Sydney Boys High School.
Cost: $35 per person, please pay at the school front office.
RSVP: Monday the 8th September
Dress: All students must wear full school uniform
*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.
TICKETS ARE LIMITED
The Sydney High Footbal Dinner 2014 RSVP form is available in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes