High Notes, Vol 15 No 32, October 17 2014

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From the Principal

High Talent
Congratulations to Lokesh Sharma (SHS2014) for his John Lincoln Youth Community Service Award, presented by Her Excellency Dame Marie Bashir AC at Government House recently. Well done to ‘fork_bombYr10’ who earned 6th place in the UNSW Progcomp. Team Members were: Simon Shields, James Ye and Julian Tu. Well done to our U15 Basketball Knockout Team who survived their road trip to Albury.  They are in the final 16 and play Nowra next. Congratulations to Louis Saunders (Premier) and Hugh Bartley (Opposition Leader) who earned major roles in the Junior Youth Parliament held during the holidays.

Summer Sports Assembly October
At our October summer sports assembly our guest, Andrija Dumovic, spoke about his time at High and his experiences with the Boomers. He reiterated the essential attribute of passion and spoke of how Luc Longley had taken aside the ‘new boys’ like him and taught them about confidence and backing themselves and their abilities. He also urged the boys to step out of their comfort zone to put their passion and abilities on the line. My speech to the assembly is reprinted below:

"Special guest Andrija Dumovic (SHS 2011) coaches, staff, GPS sports teams, parents and students – welcome to the 2014 October Summer Sports Assembly. For the last six years we have had a separate assembly to celebrate the sports commencing their GPS Competitions in term 4 – particularly basketball. Since the decision of the GPS Heads to revert to a one-round basketball competition this will be the last time we hold an assembly at this time. We will schedule the 2015 assembly later in the term, just prior to the commencement of round 1 of summer sport. Water Polo is a re-emerging sport at High. The energetic leadership shown by MIC Rhiannon Davis in recent years has brought a greater sense of urgency and confidence to the squad. Our games last season against CAS, GPS and CHS teams were much improved in standard. The increased training regime, directed by professional coaches, has definitely helped to bridge the standard gap between us and our major opposition. I look forward to another year of development as High’s training and competing culture matures.

"Geoff Tesoriero has been the MIC of cricket in 2014. He has a ‘hands on’ approach to training and has brought a new discipline and rigour to our training sessions which we look forward to seeing build throughout our cricket program. Nakul Pednakar took over mid-season as first XI coach and really tried hard to inspire our boys. I thank him for his efforts. I am optimistic that this season we will see an improvement in our competitive capabilities under Old Boy coaches Andrew Walters and Hugo Richards. At High we have always supported our national game strongly and I trust we will continue to do so. Thank you to the Cricket Committee, Treasurer Liz Betbeder and to Keith Saunders for managing the COLA nets hiring, raising significant funds for the program. I want to thank David Smith, Andrew Fuller, Mick Aldous, Brett Jackson, Richard Gifford and Angela Karagiannis for their contributions to the sport.

"I want to again congratulate Ben Hayman for his expertise and dedication to his roles as Coaching Coordinator, MIC and First Grade Coach.  The High basketball culture is founded upon his drive and coaching skill. It has had regular successes during the last 5 seasons. Alex Hayman has again focussed on bringing out the best in individual players while nurturing younger players in his roles as Second Grade Coach and Junior Development Coordinator. Thank you Alex, we appreciate all your work for High basketball. Tom Neal will be taking on an expanded role with the seconds in 2015. The Basketball Committee has assisted the program through financial management, running the Saturday kiosk, supporting functions and marketing the program.

"Thank you to all committee members, especially George Krastev as Chair and Paul Hoad who has backed up again as Treasurer. Bruce Gordon is an integral member of our basketball program, providing practical help and psychological support to players and coaches. Thank you Bruce. Wayne Baldock continues to give a great deal to the program as does Angie Ward. This year we lost Darren McQuillan to SGHS after many years coordinating a Year group for us. Thank you to Geoff Stein, Sherrin Ayre, Brenda Kilmore, Everett Coan, Bob Dowdell, Annalise Mack, Claire Reemst and Jacqui Chen for their engagement with and support for the program.

"Sport at the elite level has many commonalities. Even at the level of schoolboy competition, coaches try to emulate the attitudes, habits of mind and values of elite sportsmen. The winning edge is often a function of how far down the elite path a particular group of athletes has gone. What is the key to sporting success in teams? If I were to ask what rowing great Nick Green, swimming legend Nicole Stevenson, hockey gold medallist Danni Roche and basketball world cup player Robyn Maher had in common, what do you think it would be? Were they all talented athletes? Yes of course. Did they have winning attitudes? Indeed. They all talk about two aspects of training – the search for quality in overall execution and perfection in technique in the component parts. It’s not about how much training you do but how much you do in the training. Great coaches insist on players seeking perfection in their strokes, their technique and in their set plays. They also mandate intensity – training as if you were competing at the highest possible level. Ninety minutes is about the limit. Passion drives purpose. When you’ve given your all, like Sam Burgess did in the RFL grand final for the Rabbitohs, and the job is done, then it’s time to let your emotions take over…but not before. Play for your team. It’s the emotional glue that counts when the team gets into tight spots. Collegial confidence fuels self-belief. In congratulating those who have been selected for the GPS competition in first and second grade, let me urge you to train with passion and purpose – it will help you to perform with those same attributes."
Dr K A Jaggar

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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

Help Needed - Orientation Day

Tuesday 11th November

Can you spare a couple of hours between 2:00pm and 4:30pm; or between 4pm and 6:00pm?
Please join our team of volunteer parents serving refreshments in the courtyard outside the Great Hall.  Our aim is to make incoming families feel welcome and to encourage their involvement in the school.

Please contact Francisca Sjahry on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are able to help.

Thank You

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Please be advised the SBHS P&C Annual General Meeting will be held Monday 10 November at 6:30pm in the staff common room.

If you are interested in contributing in any way, please contact Ian Sweeting and the P&C at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

The November P&C general meeting will be held at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting. This will be the last P&C meeting for 2014.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Boggabilla Billets needed

In Week 5, the students from Boggabilla Central School will be coming to Sydney for their annual exchange and we need a number of billets for these students. If you are able to host these students could you please have your son pick up a permission note from Mr J Kay this week?

Boys who are billeting these students will also be involved in some of the activities held with them during school hours over the course of their exchange. If you have any questions about the exchange please contact Mr J Kay.

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Chess News

Congratulations to our Junior a chess team (Raymond Li, Peter Boylan, Lenard Jia, Gorden Zhuang, Chris Yuan) , regional champions for 2014 in the NSW interschool chess competition.
R. Barr
MIC Chess

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From the Canteen

Thank you to our volunteers over the past two weeks:-

MON: Thajeewa Pingamage, Julie Fox,
TUE: Grace Chung, Lynn Chen,
WED: Jackey Cheng, Fumiko Cheong
THUR: Ming Ming Lee, Annie Jiang,
FRI: Jenny Beer, Lien Tran
TUE: Yu Liu (Frank), Long Nguyen
WED: George Haddo, Lesa Katsilis,
THUR: Rita Wu, Tina Chen,
FRI: Sam Guo

The Annual General Meeting of the Canteen Committee will be held on Friday 7 November in the boardroom at 3.00pm.  All positions will be declared vacant.  As several of our members were Year 12 parents, we are in need of new support members for the committee so that the canteen operation continues to run smoothly.

Did you know that the canteen at Sydney Boys donates around $80,000.00 to the school each year to be used to improve educational facilities and resources for our sons at High? This is money we make by providing an extensive menu with a wide range of healthy low cost food options for the boys.

The above is only possible because we are one of the few parent run canteens left in high schools in Sydney
That is, Parent volunteers work in our canteen and a parent committee supervises the management of the canteen.

More parents – mums OR dads - are needed to sit on the management committee, as a number of parents are finishing this year.  Meetings are only for 1 hour – 3.00pm, 2nd Fri each month,  2-3 a term.

It is an interesting and fun way of contributing significantly towards your son’s life at High!!

The general committee help with stocktakes, assisting with volunteers, open days etc. The positions of President and Secretary are quite straight forward and involve doing High Notes, minutes of meetings etc. These are positions that do not take a lot of time as everything is in place to keep things rolling along so to speak. We are very fortunate to have excellent canteen managers and the committee essentially are there to help keep the canteen running in the best and most efficient way possible for the benefit of the boys and the school. Current committee members will be looking at filling positions if and where they can.

Being on the canteen committee is an indirect and easy way of helping make a significant contribution to your son’s education at high school.

Please phone Canteen on 9662 9350 if you are able to help.

The school and the canteen need your help.
Thank You
Sharon Hughes

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Music Notes

HSC Music Encore Nominations

Congratulations to the following students who have received HSC Encore Nominations for their performances this year:

  • Shaleen Baranwal (11) Music 1- Saxophone
  • Madison Wu (11) Music 2- Piano
  • Steve Comninos (12) Music Extension-Piano
  • Brendan Hancox (12) Music Extension-Drums
  • Riley Irwin (12) Music Extension-Piano
  • Edric Wang (12) Music Extension-Piano

Music Committee Meeting

Our next music committee meeting will be on Tuesday 18th of November 2014 in the staff common room, 6pm-7:30pm.

USA Music Tour

There have been a few changes to rehearsal times. Students are to make sure they are up to date with rehearsals by checking the daily notices.

Semester 2 End of Year Concert

Large ensembles concert- Monday 10th November in the Great Hall from 6:30pm.

The 2014 ensemble rehearsal timetable is provided below:

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning rehearsals
 7.45am unless
stated otherwise
Concert Band
Room 201
Senior Concert
Room 201
Senior Stage Band
Room 201
Room 201
Senior Strings
Room 101
  Junior String
Room 208
Chamber Choir
Room 101
Intermediate Stage
Room 201
Room 102

  Junior Stage Band
Room 101
Room 208
Afternoon rehearsals
Start @ 3.30pm
Marching Band
TERM  1 & 4
3.30 - 4.30pm
  Jazz Ensemble
Room 201
    Percussion Ensemble
Room 201
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SBHS Cricket

Cricket Results – 2014 Term 4 Week 1

Team Score Result Highlights
T20 Trials
1st XI SBHS 10 – 116 v King’s 5 – 133 Lost Vishnu Avudainayagam 44
1st XI SBHS 10 – 74 v Scots 1 - 75 Lost
1st XI SBHS 5 – 114 v Joey’s 3 – 123 Lost Vivek Kashyap 30
2nd XI SBHS 10 – 55 v King’s 6 – 140 Lost
2nd XI SBHS 6 – 115 v Shore 3 – 118 Lost Vyaas Rajan 41
2nd XI SBHS 7 – 100 v Riverview 5 – 118 Lost Raphin Hossain 45
3rd XI SBHS 6 – 71 v Shore 4 – 129 Lost Nafis Rahman 36
4th XI SBHS 85 v Shore 124 Lost
5th XI SBHS v Shore Won
16A SBHS 10 – 99 v Shore 2 - 108 Lost Sabesh Muruganathan 45
16B SBHS 9 – 86 v Shore 2 – 87 Lost
15A SBHS 10 – 30 v Shore 2 – 156 Lost
14A SBHS 10 – 49 v Shore 119 Lost
14B SBHS 10 – 9 v Shore 4 – 116
Note: W/O = Washed Out

MIC of Cricket Report

Our first Saturday of fixtures was held against Shore, whereas our 1st and 2nd XI teams participated in the fourth year of the T20 GPS Competition. The 1st XI travelled to King’s to play matches against King’s, Scots and Joey’s. The first match against King’s we bowled first. The bowling was tight at the start, but failed to execute the basics of bowling full and straight towards the end of the innings allowing them to set a competitive total of 133. Our top order started well and Vishnu has continued his fine form with 44 from 44 balls. Our middle order failed to capitalise on the start and played loose shots to throw their wicket away falling just 18 runs short. The next match was up against one of the tournament favourites, Scots. With their fast bowling attack our openers once again showed little trouble against them, nudging the singles and running hard. 0-25 from the first 4 overs and we were looking comfortable. The boys may have gotten ahead of themselves and started looking at the large picture rather than focusing on the job at hand. Again another middle order collapse and were ended up with 75 that Scots managed to pass with little trouble. The final match and the boys were getting tired. Asked to bowl first they tried their best to stick to the basics. Restricting Joey’s to 123 was a good task and a total we felt we could chase down. The first 10 overs were some of the best batting display I had seen. We were going at six runs an over and had only hit one boundary. The boys were looking to score and chancing themselves to make the single. Joey’s were rattled and started taking the frustration out on each other. By the end we managed to only fall 9 runs short, but the boys should be proud of their efforts. The 2nd XI had a very similar day. They bowled a tight line giving teams little to score from and they improved throughout the day. In the first match King’s got off to a strong start, but the boys fought back well to keep them to 140. Our batting started well, but a lack of exposure to this level of cricket for many of our players showed and we were unable to rebuild and look for the singles to help rotate the strike. In the second match the boys managed to turn things around and bat with more intelligence. Looking for the single and then putting the bad balls away. Vyaas (41) batted well to post a respectable total. The bowling may have been tight, but we need to bowl with a bit more variation. Bowling full and straight can become predictable and allows the batter to find a rhythm. Shore batted well and managed to find the gaps when needed and won with 8 balls remaining. The final match against Riverview was going to be a close encounter with both teams without a win. Riverview batted first and posted a total that was definitely gettable. Raphin opened the batting and scored a captain’s knock of 45, but the lack of consistency with players caused another collapse which ultimately halted our run scoring falling short again.

The 3rd XI started their match well having Shore after 15 overs for just 60 runs. Shore then opened their shoulders and belted 70 runs from the final 5 overs. Nafis Rahman batted well scoring 36 before he was retired. The 4th and 5th XI managed to play an indoor cricket match underneath the Shore grandstand. The boys had a lot of fun winning one and losing one. The 16As had a close encounter with the boys showing a lot of spirit out on the field. Sabesh batted very well scoring 45 from 44 balls. The batters around him though failed to give him the strike to see them home. The remaining teams had a tough day but hopefully more training and commitment to the cause will see a huge improvement over the season. Sport can play many tricks in your head. Winning is a habit just the same as losing is a habit. At the moment we are lacking the wins during tight games. We can see we can be competitive, but we just don’t know how to finish the game off. If we continue to remain in the battle I am sure we will be rewarded and start changing the habit from losing to winning.

This term we see many of our teams go on fantastic cricket tours. Our top Year 9 cricketers will be participating in the annual Barberis Cup that is played against Melbourne High School. This year our boys will be travelling to Melbourne from 16th – 19th November. The U15s and U14s cricketers participate in the annual

East Coast Cup against Brisbane High School and they will be travelling up to Brisbane from 23rd – 26th November. Then our main tour that the 1st XI compete in is the highly competitive 5 Highs Tour. This year Brisbane is hosting the carnival and our boys will be travelling from the 30th November – 5th December.

In the July holidays 2015 we are aiming to participate in a once in a life time opportunity to play in a cricket tournament hosted in Sri Lanka. We will be representing our school and Australia in the “World Premier Schools Cricket Challenge” Tournament. This is open to anyone in the current U15s-Opens cricket team. If you are interested in attending please notify me by email.

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/SydHighCricket

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, tops and long white pants.
  • They are not to wear thongs to and from their fixtures.
  • Apply plenty of sunscreen throughout the day.
  • 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.

Geoff  Tesoriero
MIC of Cricket

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Sydney High Tennis

 “It is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the fight in the dog.”

High vs SHORE

1st Round of GPS Trial Season

1st Grade Result (WIN) 2nd Grade (LOSS) Result
D1 1 + 5 L 4-6 6-7 1 + 3 L 3-6 3-6
D2 2 + 4 W 6-2 6-2 2 + 4 L 6-7 0-6
D3 3 + 6 L 3-6 3-6 5 + 6 W 6-7 6-2 11-9
S1 Eddy Wang L 1-6 1-6  Danny Yu W 7-5 6-1
S2 Adam Smagarinsky W 1-6 6-1 6-1 Branko Stajik L 2-6 2-6
S3 Stevie Young W 6-4 7-6 Wanyu Tang L 2-6 4-6
S4 Matthew O’Sullivan W 6-1 6-0 Kinzey Rahardja L 6-3 2-6 1-6
S5 Carl Yang W 6-1 6-1 Richard Hao W 6-1 6-1
S6 James Lian L 6-4 2-6 6-3 Jason Jung L 2-6 1-6

1st Grade
1st Grade tennis travelled to SHORE’s brand new tennis facility to commence the 2014-2015 pre-season. Due to having our own pre-season training being shortened due to exams we did not manage to have too many training sessions together as a team yet our previously established team chemistry meant that this factor did not play a major role. All three doubles pairs played their debut matches as a pair. Matthew and Adam’s opponents had difficulty with the pair’s aggressive play. While both the number 1 and 3 pair did fight hard throughout their matches unfortunately they could not get on top of their opponents. As the singles began we were down only by one rubber, a deficit we were sure we could overcome. Matthew O’Sullivan won 6-1 6-0. Along with Carl, who was originally brought in as replacement, may now see himself as a stable member of the side. Stevie and Adam both overcame their competent opponents in tense matches. Stevie 6-4 7-6 and myself where I fought back from a first set loss of 6-1 to win the remaining sets 6-1 6-1 to win the overall match for the team in what was the deciding rubber. One of the most fascinating matches I have played. James narrowly lost his own three-set battle and Eddy was unfortunately not able to find his stride in the first trial match. The final result meant we had won 5-4, a great confidence building start to the pre-season. Yet as a team we know we can still do better with team member’s returning next week. Thankyou to Dr Jaggar for again taking his time to come to watch the tennis as well as giving some much needed support and encouragement, as well as Patrick Rynsaardt who offered excellent feedback and constant support throughout the day. 
Adam Smagarinsky
First Grade Captain

2nd Grade
2nd Grade played Shore in the first match of the 2014-2015 season, seeking valuable experience and match-play after the off-season. The team featured 4 junior players, including Branko and Kinsey who made their 2nd Grade debuts. Also on the team was Jason Jung, coming in as a last minute replacement. The Number 1 pair stayed with their opponents in both sets but were unable to get on top, falling 3-6 3-6. Number 2 doubles were unlucky not to win the first set, before being outclassed in the second, losing 6-7 0-6. Number 3 doubles squandered numerous opportunities to take the first set, losing 12-10 in the tiebreaker. However they fought back in the second set and took a tight match-tiebreaker 11-9, putting the first point on the board for High. In the singles, Danny performed superbly, taking control of the match against a tough opponent, triumphing 7-5 6-1. Branko played well in his first match, but went down 2-6 2-6 to a quality opponent. Wanyu faced a big-hitting lefty, a challenge which proved too great, going down 2-6 4-6. Kinsey was on track for a big win after taking the first set comfortably 6-3, but his opponent was more consistent in the second and third sets, resulting in a 6-3 2-6 1-6 loss. Richard dominated his opponent from start to finish, cruising to a 6-1 6-1 win. Jason was unable to overcome a formidable opponent and lost 2-6 1-6. Although the 6 matches to 3 loss was not easy to take, the boys are all looking forward to improving on their performance in the next rubber.
Richard Hao
Second Grade Captain

3rd Grade
Sydney High’s Third Grade kicked off the first round of the trials against a tough Shore team, playing at their home ground at Northbridge. Doubles 1 was played by James Chee and Ryo Kawahashi, a rusty start leading to a 2-6 loss. In Doubles 2, Hong Ma and Preetham Kadappu battled in a competitive match, but a single break led to an unfortunate 4-6 loss. However, our team proved its strength in the singles matches, opening with an impressive 6-2 win by James Chee in Singles 1. Bohan Deng fought in a very close Singles 2 match, losing in the tie-break 6-7 (3-7). Preetham Kadappu played to his strengths to earn a solid 6-4 victory for Singles 3, while Hong Ma unluckily lost 3-6 to a strong opponent in Singles 4. The results for this week indicate that although we need more practice in team-play with each other for our doubles, we have skilled team members who can be optimistic about the upcoming season matches.

Junior Results

On 11 October, SBHS played against Shore at High. The As and Bs arrived to be ready to play by 8.30 am and were greeted by a warm, sunny day. After introducing ourselves to our opponents, the matches began. Daniel and Jiawei played against Harry and Peter from Shore. After nearly an hour of long rallies, we unfortunately, lost. Meanwhile Adrian and Patrick (A1 and A2) also lost in a tight match. It was a pity that the doubles ran overtime as the team performed well in the singles. The highlight of the day was when Daniel was losing 3 – 0 and the team cheered him back into the match, helping him to win in the tie break.
Jiawei Luo

On Saturday October 11, High 14Bs team played tennis against Shore. It was a warm sunny day and our team got off to a great start, winning both doubles matches with scores of 6 - 3 and 6 – 4. Unfortunately, Ryan Ke came up against an energised opponent who had a very fast serve which helped him win 6 – 3. Liam Heny had an easy one-sided match, winning 6 – 2 but Andy Hua lost his match 1 – 6. Arian Ahmed lost a very close match which led to a tie breaker decided 6 – 5. Overall, the B team had a draw and were very pleased with their effort for the first match of the season. Well done!

On 11 October SBHS 14Cs played against Shore. Although we felt the heat of the day, we managed to just triumph, drawing sets at 3 all but winning the games 28 – 21. We all tried our best with a limited training session but congratulations must go to Vinushan Kuganathan and Matthew Chan who both won their singles 6 – 0!

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. 

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Basketball: Shootin' Hoops

High vs Shore

HIGH vs. Shore: Term 1, 2014

1st WIN 99-35 M.FLYNN 31
2nd WIN 37-30 C.SHI 16
3rd DRAW 30-30(2ot) K.LIANG 7
4th LOSS 26-29 K.DANG 11
5th WIN 40-16 C.WANG 16
7th WIN 42-10 Z.HUNG 12
8TH WIN 61-23 W.LU 18
  WIN 38-26 B.LI 9
16A LOSS 12-29 L.TAO 3
16B LOSS 28-32 D.WANG 9
16C LOSS 16-28 K.CAI 8
16D WIN 40-32 J,WANG 6
16E WIN 26-19 V.BUI 17
15A WIN 60-13 J.HUA 20, J.KUROSAWA 12
15B WIN 16-11 S.CHEN 6
15C LOSS 16-22 L.VUONG 4
15D WIN 35-19 C.MCGRATH 13
15E WIN 40-18 A.ZAFAR 10
14A LOSS 43-30 N.CHAND 14
14C WIN 29-20 H.VYE 12
14D WIN 47-16 T.LAM, D.THICH 8
14E WIN 76-2 J.YIP 32
13A LOSS 21-33 B.NGUYEN 10
13B LOSS 16-41 J.WU 6
13C LOSS 4-44 D.GOH 4
13D LOSS 8-56 T.CHEN 4
13F LOSS 10-32 M.CHEW 6

HIGH vs. Shore: Term 4, 2014

1st LOSS 53-49 J.HUTCHISON 14
2nds WIN 36-33 A.RANKIN 8, B.UDLER 5
3rd WIN 40-30 M.HO 10
 4th WIN 64-28 I.CHANG 14
5th WIN 37-14 C.LEE 19
6th LOSS 13-38 A.PHAM 6
16A WIN 36-31 A.LI 13
16B WIN 18-15 A.ZAFAR 7
16C LOSS 36-18 K.ZHENG 5
16D WIN 28-13 A.ZHU 10
16E WIN 31-21 F.ZHANG, J.ZHENG 8
16F DRAW 26-26 B.CHAN 10
15B WIN 40-22 J.SIU, Y.SHEN 12
15C WIN 38-21 J.LEE 9
15D WIN 60-8 A.LIN 15
15E WIN 48-10 K.ZHENG 16
15F WIN 72-4 T.WANG 38
14B LOSS 15-20 J.WU 10
14C LOSS 33-32 J.XIE 12
14D LOSS 11-16 C.LAM 4
14E WIN 31-11 M.CHEN 14

Hello Sydney High Basketball community, and boy was this a good start to a season.  With just over a 70 percent win ratio, every As squad won their games.  Bad luck to first grade, only losing by four points and also the 16 Cs with a 26 all draw.

For the 15 As, this was their best game since starting at High.  Having never won a game, this win over Shore was a major confidence boost.  With about a minute to go, the score was 32 – 34, Shore’s way.  It wasn’t looking good.  We knew we had to pull something off, so the pass to Archie Fox to seal a 3-point clutch shot was made.  With a swish, the game was in our hands.  Thanks to our new coach Reggie Miller, we had an amazing game the whole 40 minutes.

The 15s CHS basketball side defeated Albury and enjoyed a long road trip this week to advance to the round of top 16 in the state. They now play Nowra on the 24th of February. Photo attached.

There is a USA tour meeting on October the 23rd at 7pm.

~ Go HIGH!
~ Play Hard, Play Smart and Play Together!
~ Brought to you by Editor Archie Fox
~ Thanks to Mr B Hayman for all his contributions to HIGH Basketball

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SHS Rowing: Boat Naming Cocktail Party

The Sydney High Rowing Committee invites parents, Old Boys, friends and supporters to a special occasion with the naming of 5 boats.

Saturday 8th November 2014 5pm to 9pm

At the Outterside Centre, 5 Teviot Ave, Abbotsford Smart Casual

$50 per person includes all beverages and canapés ($35 for Uni students)

Boat Naming Ceremony will begin at 6:30pm

Anne-Maree Keogh –  IV
Comninos Family – VIII   
Julie Blomberg – VIII
Musgrove – Single
Norm Lamerton – Single

RSVP with payment ($50 pp / $35 per student) by Monday 3rd November 2014 by:

Electronic Payment:
RSVP and pay online using the following link:

Cash Payment:
On Saturday mornings at the sheds 8am – 10am.

Tracy Whittaker 0410 557050 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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The Phillip Day Memorial Scholarship

Sydney Boys High School
Empowering Gifted Boys

The Phillip Day Memorial Scholarship

For existing or enrolling students in years 7 -9 who meet the scholarship selection criteria.

To apply for a scholarship visit: www.sydneyboyshigh.com/scholarship for full details

Sydney Boys High School
Moore Park, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010
Ph: 9662 9300

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