High Notes, Vol 15 No 3, February 14 2014
From the Principal
Year 7 Classes – Grouping
DEC on costs passed on to schools
School Council Response to On Costs
Early Bird Discount
Debating Calendar 2014
Student Vaccination Program
South-Eastern Sydney Local Health District
|1st XI Trial||SBHS Blue 9 - 177 v SBHS Brown 3 - 178||Brown||Tushaar Garg 83, Allen Chen 68*, Vishal Nomula 56*|
|1st XI Trial||SBHS 10 - 122 v St Aloysius 7 - 124||Lost|
|2014 Term 1 Week 1|
|1st XI||SBHS 8 - 139 v SIC 6 - 233||Lost||Karthik Subanna 52, Vishal Nomula 48*, Vishnu Avudainayagan 3/45|
|2nd XI||SBHS 10 - 68 v SIC 6 - 230||Lost|
|3rd XI||SBHS 42 v Riverview 1/43||Lost||H. Gu 10, S. Vimalanathan 9; S. Vimalanathan 1/12 , H. Gu 0/5 |
|4th XI||SBHS 5 - 178 v King's 5 - 181||Lost||Jason Lim 40, Alif Khondaker 45*Anthony 26*|
|5th XI||SBHS 5 - 107 v King's 1 - 108||Lost|
|16A XI||SBHS 9 - 130 v SIC 5 - 131||Lost||L. De Silva 30, R. Saha 24, V. Rajan 20, K. Robinson 1/6, S. Baranwal 1/10, T. Nimac 1/11|
|16B XI||SBHS 6 - 124 v TKS 5 - 125||Lost||Aashray Narula 59, Aashray Narula 3/9|
|15A XI||SBHS 10 - 114 v Riverview 10 - 120||Lost||Raphin Hossain 30, Liam Jepson 21, Faysal Ayub 3/22, Raphin Hossain 2/19|
|15B XI||SBHS 8 - 107 v King's 0 - 108||Lost|
|14A XI||SBHS 10 - 59 v SIC 6 - 192||Lost||Symeon Ziegler 28, Yassin Haque 3/18|
|14B XI||Kings 4 - 212 (32) v SBHS 10 - 81 (28.4)||Lost||John Mok 1/21|
|13A XI||Internal Trials|
|13B XI||Internal Trials|
|13C XI||Internal Trials|
|2014 Term 1 Week 2|
|1st XI||SBHS 10 - 108 v Shore 3 - 77||N/A||Vishal Nomula 32|
|2nd XI||SBHS 2 - 19 v Shore 7 dec - 178||N/A|
|16A XI||SBHS 3 - 27 v Shore 10 - 136||N/A||Kevin Ke 4/15|
|16B XI||SBHS 10 - 95 v Shore 6 - 275||Loat||Jason Lin 3/41|
|15A XI||SBHS v Shore 8 - 296||N/A|
|15B XI||SBHS 8 - 134 v Shore 7 - 135||Lost||Faiyazbin Alam 53*|
|14B XI||SBHS 10 - 76 v Shore 10 - 163||Lost|
|13A XI||SBHS 10 - 105 v Shore 3 - 106||Lost||J.Pooranakaran 23|
|13B XI||SBHS 10 – 47 v Shore 2 - 145||Lost|
|13C XI||SBHS 10 - 72 v Shore 10 - 289||Lost|
|Note: W/O = Washed Out|
MIC of Cricket Report
I would like to personally introduce myself. My name is Mr Tesoriero and I am the new MIC of Cricket. I am delighted to take on this new, exciting and challenging role. I look forward to helping develop cricket at the school and become one of the strongest schools in the competition. Over the summer break our 1st and 2nd squad trained hard and played a couple of trial matches against our Old Boys and St Aloysius.
First Saturday back we saw High play against Riverview in the 4th Round of the GPS competition. High put up a gallant effort in all teams, but the clear difference between the two sides showed in the field. Fielding can be very underrated among teams and it is vital we change our frame of mind and start emphasising the importance of taking catches and saving those boundaries. The 16As and 15As both have players missing to the Opens and just had narrow losses. This is promising for the years to come.
Last Saturday we played against Shore in the first of a two-day match. Shore are renowned to have good fast bowlers and this showed against our 1st XI. The boys fought hard, but have a tough battle in front of them. The 2nds bowled well and restricted Shore to just 178 giving the boys a great opportunity to take out their first win for the season. Again our 16As had a good day and also have a chance to continue their successful season.
This Saturday sees the Group I teams play their second day against Shore, while the Group II teams will be up against Riverview. Good luck to everyone and continue with the great behaviour, uniform and attitude out on the field.
To all parents and players, don’t forget to go through the points below:
- Please make sure that all the boys wear SBHS logo hats and tops.
- They are not to wear thongs to and from their fixtures.
- Make sure they drink plenty of water and carry a drink bottle with them to training and fixtures.
- Please notify their coaches if they are unable to attend training or their fixture.
MIC of Cricket
On behalf of the Bradman Foundation
Bradman Oval has been chosen for a regional screening of the new Aussie movie Backyard Ashes..
Backyard Ashes is an Australian comedy set in the Regional city of Wagga Wagga in NSW, in the backyard of a local bloke and cricket fanatic named Dougie Waters. The backyard setting forms a microcosm of Australian society, a kind of middle class suburbia. It focuses on the way that Australians are drawn to their backyards and how we see them as safe places, as a kind of watering hole where people meet and the foundations of our Australian values and ideals begin to develop.
So much of an Australian’s life is spent in their backyard and so many significant moments in their lives take place there too. Birthdays, Easter, Xmas, Australia Day, New Year’s Day and of course Boxing Day are all mostly celebrated in our backyards and are accompanied by family, friends, a BBQ and of course the obligatory game of backyard cricket. This is where our story takes place.
If you have any questions at all, please contact Cindy on the numbers below.
Cindy Pryma Education Officer
T +61 2 4862 1247
1st XI Report
High elected to bat first on a nippy wicket, with a flatter surface in mind, if the batsmen
prevailed through a tricky first hour. Young Vivek was the first to fall, and this brought
Tushaar to the crease, who joined Vishal to see High through to just before lunch. Although the
run rate was low, both batsmen looked forward to an absolute run spree after lunch, before
Tushaar and Shashank fell in quick succession. Jesse then was out to the son of legendary spinner
Charlie Taylor, as soon as he was looking like dominating another GPS attack. Wickets then fell
in quick succession to have Lasith and Vishal at the crease with the score at 8/65. Vishal nearly
carried the bat, facing 153 balls in over three hours at the crease; accumulating a stoic 32.
Lasith then made the most of a faltering attack blasting 37, with five boundaries. High looked to
fire up, and dish out a serving of SHORE’s own medicine. However, none of the quick’s
found enough rhythm early on and it was left to Vishnu and Vishal to salvage some pride with the
ball. Vishnu bowled extremely well, foxing each of the batsmen he bowled to, with his accurate
out-swingers. Some noise from the High boys provided them with three wickets in the last session,
positive that either a miracle, or rain, will save the lads next week.
Captain of Cricket
Sydney Boys High Water Polo
Congratulations to the High 1st Grade Water Polo team on their back to back wins against Barker College and St Aloysius College over the past two weeks. Our match against Barker was a tight game throughout, with some impressive defensive play from the High team, ending in a 5 – 3 victory. We consolidated this on Saturday with a convincing win over St Aloysius College – shutting them out for a convincing 7 – 2 win.
There was impressive defensive play from the whole team throughout both matches – especially our goal keeper, Perry Sim. Well done as well to our goal scorers for the two games:
- High v Barker - Ned Anson (1), Jonathan Chew (1) and Christian Haddo (3)
- High v St Aloysius – Wesley Beare (3), Christian Haddo (2) and Jason Tjahjokusumo (2)
Our Under 14s team also posted a great win over Waverly college on Saturday, beating them 15 – 1. Outstanding goal keeping from Daniel Fan and defensive play from Joshua Ng, Nicholas Giannoulis, Telly Tselonis and Justin Dinh complemented our roving attack, with multiple goals each from Lincoln Hui, Andrew Li, Harvey Luo and Nathan Trinh.
Welcome also to our four new Year 9 players: Isaac Haddo, Henrick Michael, Dominic Leal Smith and Jake Rowlands. They will join our competitive U16s team as all three teams in the competition head towards a strong finish to the season.
Sailing: High Tide
Sailing continued this weekend with two more Fleet races and Teams Racing in the afternoon. High sailors’ Fleet results were mixed and although some sailors were more consistent, no podium positions were gained unlike last week’s outstanding results. High performed more creditably in the Teams racing with wins over Ascham 1 and twice against Scots 2.
In Fleet racing, with a good and building breeze, David Evans/Ethan Tay were again the most consistent crew, with fifth place in Race 1 and fourteenth place in Race 2. Angelo Yan/Edward Heaney were also well placed in the forty plus fleet with seventeenth and fourth placings in the two races. Kai Matsumoto/Max Wharton-Jones were very unlucky in the second race, when after a brilliant, pin end start and leading the fleet, had to return as a general recall was called and another start was conducted but, unfortunately not as good a start for Kai and Max.
Probably the highlight of the fleet racing was the encouraging efforts of Long Do/Alex De Araujo in their first races as skippers. Although well back, they performed impressively to overtake a number of more experienced sailors throughout the first race, including some of the more senior High sailors. These two sailors will continue to improve as the season progresses.
In the Teams Racing, under the tutelage of Bec Loder and Adam South, racing is also showing improved signs in both High Teams, with High 1 having a number of wins and closer finishes.
|FLEET RACING||Race 1||Race 2|
|David Evans/Ethan Tay||5th||14th|
|Daniel Fang/Dallas Yan||29th||21st|
|Kai Matsumoto/Max Wharton-Jones||25th||12th|
|Darren Tiang/Steven Chung||24th||15th|
|Angelo Yan/Edward Heaney||17th||4th|
|Tiger Zhang/Stratton Vakirtzis||23rd||23rd|
|TEAMS RACING WSC|
MIC Sailing 2014
Grammar Regatta Results
Congratulations to the following crews with the best results on the day–
|Year 8 1st Quad||2nd||Jack Ralph, Timothy Trent, Allen Guo, Ryan Zheng, (c) Dimas Sanjoyo||4.28.10|
|Year 8 2nd Quad||2nd||Widhiwipa Widyatamaka, Jason Wei, Isaiah Wibowo, Anderson Chan, (c) Jiaming Sun||4.42.09|
|Year 10 1st Eight||3rd||Kevin Fan, Wesley Zhang, Ed Belokopytov, Jayden Forday, Jason Qiu, Jacb Katafono, William Chen, Oliver Lethbridge, (c) Daniel Xu||5.30.03|
|Year 10 2nd Eight||3rd||James Merlo, Tim Luo, Manning Blackall, Robert Yuan, Tony Dong, Ricky Pachon, Darren Lim, Richard Ding, (c) John Chen||5.51.69|
|School 1st VIII||4th||Tom Luo, Jesse Nixon, James Tinker, Jing Li, Sam Musgrove, Steve Comninos, Ray Fang, Shawn Noronha, (c) George Han-McEvoy||5.26.30|
NSW Championship Regatta – Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February
A High team of 32 crews is entered into the state championship regatta at SIRC this coming weekend. Good luck to all rowers.
Upcoming regattas -
|Date||Junior/Y10 Regatta||Senior Regatta|
|February 15th||St Joseph’s Regatta - Hen & Chicken Bay||NSW Championship Regatta - SIRC|
|February 22nd||Newington Regatta - Hen & Chicken Bay||Kings/Pymble Regatta - SIRC|
|March 1st||Shore Regatta – Iron Cove||Shore Regatta – Iron Cove|
|March 8th||Shore Regatta – Hen & Chicken Bay||AAGPS Head of the River - SIRC|
|March 13/14th||NSW CHS Championship Regatta - SIRC||NSW CHS Championship Regatta - SIRC|
|March 15th||Y10 – AAGPS Head of the River||AAGPS Head of the River - SIRC|
Welcome New Rowers
We welcome 32 Year 7 and 3 Year 9 boys to High Rowing at Abbotsford. They will be learning the skills of rowing over the next few weeks on Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
Other Events this Term –
- MBHS Year 10 rowers will be visiting SBHS from Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd February. All MBHS and SBHS Y10 boys will camp at the rowing sheds on the Wednesday night and Melbourne boys will be billeted to Sydney families for the Thursday and Friday nights. Boys from both schools will race for the Parra Yarra Cup.
- GPS Rowing Assembly is on Wednesday 12th March
- Rowing Dinner is in the Great Hall on Saturday 15th February
All regatta entries and results can be found on the Rowing NSW website – www.rowingnsw.asn.au
Sydney High Tennis
“Sacrifice what you are for what you can become.”
High vs SHORE
(3rd Round of GPS Trial Season)
|1st Grade||Result||2nd Grade (WIN!)||Result|
|D1||1 + 2||L 6-4 6-1||1 + 3||W 6-1 1-6 10-5|
|D2||3 + 4||W 6-4 7-5||2 + 4||W 4-6 6-4 10-6|
|D3||5 + 6||L 6-3 6-1||5 + 6||W 6-2 7-5|
|S1||Adam Smagarinsky||L 6-0 6-3||Carl Yang||W 6-7 6-3 6-1|
|S2||Josh Sangueza||L 6-4 6-4||Aaron Tang||L 6-2 6-0|
|S3||Stevie Young||W 6-4 7-5||Richard Hao||W 6-4 6-1|
|S4||Eddy Wang||L 6-2 6-3||James Lian||6-3 6-1|
|S5||Jack Carnigan||W 6-3 0-6 6-3||Danny Wu||W 6-3 6-1|
|S6||Matthew O’Sullivan||L 6-0 6-3||Bohan Deng||Tie 6-4 3-6 4-3 unfin.|
Sydney Boys travelled to SHORE to keep the well-earned momentum from last year. SHORE had just built a whole new tennis complex which was exciting to play on. Unfortunately, despite our efforts, we were unable to get the win at the end of the day going down 6-3 with almost promising signs of a comeback which sadly did not play out. Stevie and Eddy played great doubles to secure a somewhat tight match. 6-4 7-5. However the first and third were unable to do so. Going into the singles we needed to win 4 to be victorious overall. New additions to the team Jack and Stevie again were the stars of the show Jack winning an exciting match in three sets and Stevie beating his opponent in a well executed 6-4 7-5. Stevie keeping his 100% singles record so far since coming to High. Eddy, Josh and I disappointingly played sub-par matches and lost. Despite the loss we take 3 points onto the GPS ladder and as always gather much needed match practice and experience onto the rest of the season.
First Grade Captain
After a closely fought match in the one-off trial match against King’s, High were confident of an improvement against Shore in the third match of the GPS season. Doubles 1, Carl and James, through aggressive net play and serving comfortably won the first set 6-1, however loss of focus led to a quick 6-1 loss in the second. Focus was regained in the super tie-break resulting in a 6-1 1-6 10-5 win. Doubles 2, Aaron and Danny, faced aggressive net players however through consistent baseline plays and well timed interceptions, the pair won 4-6 6-4 10-6. Doubles 3, Richard and Bohan, faced a consistent pair, however solid net play led to a close 6-4 7-5 win. With three out of three doubles matches won, High's confidence was further boosted for the singles. Number 1, Carl, faced a baseline player with speedy defence lost the first set 6-7 and 4-7 in the tie-break. However more aggressive net play led to a 6-3 win in the second, and unfortunately, injury from the opponent resulted in a 6-7(4-7) 6-3 6-1 win. Number 2, Aaron, faced a strong server and aggressive net play and inability to keep up led to a 2-6 0-6 loss. Number 3, Richard, broke the opponent's confidence with his aggressive baseline play winning 6-4 6-1. Number 4, James, also broke the opponent's confidence through consistent baseline play winning the match 6-3 6-1. Number 5, Danny, through consistent and deep baseline play comfortably won 6-3 6-1. Number 6, Bohan, played a competitive match against a consistent player unfortunately unable to finish with a result of 6-4 3-6 4-3. With the convincing score line of 7.5 matches to 1.5, High is confident in doing well against the remaining 4 GPS matches.
Second Grade Captain
For the second week of the AAGPS season, 3rd Grade Tennis played Shore at Shore, in an attempt to improve on last weeks result against King’s. With new additions to this year's squad, the team looked to build a solid foundation of doubles combinations that would be possible to keep throughout the season. Fortunately, we managed to walk away with one doubles win from the 3 and 4 seed, which saw them come back from being 4-1 down. Despite this amazing result, the team, as a whole, could not produce an outcome similar to the doubles win, with only one of the four singles being won (6-0). We will be looking forward to improving on this result in the coming weeks.
3rd Grade Captain
Going into the second round of the 2014 split against SHORE, the 16s were eager to show their worth. The A1/A2 doubles featured Ervin Zhou and Anthony Yu respectively. After an intense, drawn-out game, the pair just fell short of the opponent, resulting in a tiebreak loss 5-6(3). The A3/A4 doubles, consisting of Preetham Kadappu at A3 and Thomas Nguyen at A4, also lost, 4-6. In the singles, Ervin led a dominating performance on court, leading to a 6-4 victory. Anthony was less fortunate, and came out with close 4-6 loss. After an injury concerning his shoulder, Preetham decided to play A4, resulting in Alex Liang switching roles with him and playing A3. Unfortunately, the opponent overpowered him and Alex lost 2-6. Preetham, playing against the SHORE A4, won in 10 games, 6-4. Overall, we were disappointed with our performance this week. The team will mainly focus on their mentality and fitness on and off the court to avoid any unnecessary losses.
Welcome back from the holidays! ln the previous Saturday, SBHS tennis challenged Shore. It was a long day and we didn't get to finish some of our matches. For A1 and A2 doubles we lost in a super tiebreak score of 10-4. In A1 singles we lost 6-3 and in A2 singles we won 6-5. For A3 and A4 doubles we also lost 6-3. A3 singles lost in a close match of 6-4 whilst A4 did not get to complete his match. Overall it was close and we lost only by a few games due to the lack of time. Good luck next week!
For more info visit the Sydney High tennis website at: http://www.sydneyhigh.org.au/tennis/
Please spare some of your time on Saturday to come down and support High Tennis.
SECOND GRADE TENNIS WINS!!!
Basketball: Shootin' Hoops
High vs Shore
HIGH vs SHORE: Term 4, 2013
HIGH vs SHORE: Term 1, 2014
|15A||WIN||60-13||J.HUA 20, J.KUROSAWA 12|
|14D||WIN||47-16||T.LAM, D.THICH 8|
|13E||LOSS||14-34||H.NGUYEN, C.TUNGRA 4|
This week High posted fantastic wins Shore and showed great improvement from last year’s results, with the Opens having only lost one game, with 3rd Grade particularly noticeable drawing in a double overtime, an improvement from last year’s loss. 1st Grade won by a massive 64 point margin, a completely dominating performance that managed to have High 1st Grade undefeated in the official season. High 2nd Grade also posted an impressive performance, with high scorer Charlie Shi recording 16 points raining down shots both on the perimeter and mid-range. This effort managed to push High 2nd Grade to their 3rd consecutive win in the AAGPS season, rendering them also at the top of the ladder undefeated. It is worth noting that High 1st Grade posted the best defensive record so far, as well as High 2nd Grade recording 2nd best defensive record, having only 110 points scored against the team in 3 games.
1st Grade Table
2nd Grade Table
Next week we have games against Riverview. I’ve also noticed a very valiant effort from the 13s age group. Although all posting losses, 13As managed to lose with only a 12 point deficit, which was much better than when I was in Year 7. Keep it up Year 7s!
I’m still looking for an editor to take over as I’ll be graduating next year, and any interested applicants please talk to Mr B Hayman. Award scheme points apply.
~ 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