High Notes, Vol 15 No 35, November 07 2014
Scholarships Offered at High
Look for the details on the website www.sydneyboyshigh.com/scholarships. Do not assume that you are not worthy or eligible. Applications close on November 28.
Student Leave Requests Deadline
Year 11 Reports
Thanks to the volunteers for the last two weeks:
MON: Cole Gu, Julie Fox, Jeannie Vye,
MON: Stam Farrugia, Lin Jin,
A special thank you again to all the mums and dads who are continuing to attend their rostered
day even though their son has now left the school. It is so helpful to the school canteen
to have the roster filled until the end of 4th Term .
Letters Re Absence/Lateness/ Early Leave
When your son returns to school from being absent he is required to provide a letter of explanation signed by a parent or guardian. If your son is going to be late for school a note is also required. Alternatively you may contact the school by phone on 9662 9300 and dial “1” for the absentee line.
If your son has an early leave note he is required to have his note signed by either Ms Powell, Mr Dowdell or Mr Prorellis before 8:55 am and handed in to the Main Office immediately after. Each letter should be signed by a parent or guardian with the name, date and roll class of your son printed clearly. Your son needs to pick up a leave pass from the Main Office before he leaves the school.
The Bulletin Board for Sydney Boys High P & C.
SYDNEY BOYS HIGH SCHOOL 2014
|9.45am||101||String Ensemble Set Up & Rehearsal|
|10.10am||101||String Ensemble RECORDING|
|10.30am||Courtyard*||String Ensemble PHOTO|
|10.35am||Courtyard*||USA TOUR GROUP PHOTO (all members)|
|10.40am||Courtyard*||Concert Band & Stage Band PHOTO|
|10.50am||201||Stage Band Rehearsal|
|11.15am||201||Stage Band RECORDING|
|11.30am||201||Concert Band Rehearsal|
|12.00pm||201||Concert Band RECORDING|
Semester 2 End of Year Concert
Large ensembles concert on Monday 10th November in the Great Hall from 6:30pm.
Performing Ensembles are:
- Intermediate Concert Band
- Senior Concert Band
- Symphony Orchestra
- USA Music Tour Bands (strings/stage & concert bands).
Jazz Workshop, Jazz in the Courtyard & Small Ensembles
Jazz Workshop: Sunday 23rd November, 1pm
Jazz in the Courtyard & Small Ensembles: Sunday 23rd November, 3:30pm
Performing Ensembles: Junior Strings; Philharmonic Orchestra; Senior Strings; Saxophone Ensemble; Junior Stage Band; Intermediate Stage Band and Senior Stage Band
Marching Band rehearsal will commence from Tuesday 11th of November, 3.30pm.
Music Committee Meeting
Our next music committee meeting will be on Tuesday 18th of November 2014 in the Staff Common Room, 6pm-7:30pm.
High vs Grammar
HIGH vs. Grammar: Term 1,2014
|16E||LOSS||18-32||J.WANG , B.FU 4|
HIGH vs. Grammar: Term 4, 2014
|1st||WIN||77-53||M.MENZEL 27.5 PRODUCTIVITY|
|15A||WIN||29-28||*BUZZER BEATER* N.CHAND 11|
|15E||WIN||39-8||R.WU, K.ZHENG 12|
Hello all. This week against Grammar was our time to shine. The rivalry was brewing, the boys were ready… Our 1st grade came out on top with a 24-point difference. In the 15 As, a buzzer beater made by Nick Lambros would allow for a 29-28 win.
High had a win percentage almost exactly the same as the previous season against Grammar, around 65%. An unlucky loss in 4th grade, losing by just one point, but a total for and against of 167 points is not a bad result, especially considering a devastating loss in 14 As by 43 points. (I hear Coach Nives Gilbert will be making you run 43 suicides…)
This should not dampen our spirits, but should motivate us to work faster, stronger and harder in training. Congratulations to all teams this week, no matter the result, and good luck against Joeys!- Archie
~ 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
“It is not about the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.”
High vs Kings (3rd Round of GPS Trial Season)
|1st Grade||Result (WIN)||2nd Grade (WIN)||Result|
|D1||1 + 4||L 0-6 3-6||1 + 2||L 5-7 5-7|
|D2||2 + 3||W 2-6 6-2 10-5||3 + 5||W 6-2 6-4|
|D3||5 + 6||W 6-3 6-3||4 + 6||W 5-7 7-5 10-5|
|S1||Matthew O’Sullivan||L 2-6 2-6||James Lian||L 3-6 4-6|
|S2||Eddy Wang||L 6-3 3-6 4-6||Richard Hao||W 4-6 6-3 6-2|
|S3||Carl Yang||L 5-7 6-4 6-7||Danny Yu||W 6-1 1-6 6-4|
|S4||Adam Smagarinsky||W 6-2 6-1||Branco Stajic||W 6-4 6-1|
|S5||Stevie Young||W 6-1 6-0||Wanyu Tang||W 6-3 7-5|
|S6||Josh Sangueza||W 6-2 6-1||Kinzey Rahardja||W 6-1 6-0|
Full of confidence and with a high morale Sydney High hosted King's a perennial power house in GPS tennis. And again under sweltering conditions we served up another great victory, remaining undefeated so far in the pre-season. Depth in our doubles was further demonstrated with wins in our second and third pairing. Carl and Eddy, although lapsing in the first set, returned to display their consistent doubles performance. Matthew and I struggled with unforced errors against a very capable opposition. Into the singles with a 3-2 advantage we were again able to capitalise with number 4, 5 and 6 singles, Stevie, Josh and I all winning comfortably. However Matthew, Eddy and Carl were unable to get the edge on their skilful opponents unfortunately losing 2-6 2-6, 6-3 3-6 4-6, 5-7 6-4 4-6 respectively. The end of the rubber saw High victorious 5-4 and eager for the Top 6 Tournament next Saturday.
First Grade Captain
2nd Grade headed to King's School on a hot Saturday wary of the strength of the opposition, but the team was quietly confident after the 6.5-2.5 win against Newington last week. The number one doubles pair raced to a 5-2 lead in the first set, only to drop the next 5 games. Similarly in the second set, the pair led 4-1 before numerous errors resulted in a 5-7 5-7 loss. The number two pair played aggressive tennis and were rewarded with a comfortable 6-2 6-4 win. The number three pair fought hard from a set down to win their second doubles match in two weeks, 5-7 7-5 10-5. In the singles, James stayed close with a solid opponent in both sets but could not get on top, going down 3-6 4-6. Richard battled through three sets to record a scrappy win, 4-6 6-3 6-2. Danny was in complete control against a good player, but a loss of concentration in the second set meant that he had to finish the job in three, 6-1 1-6 6-4. Branko fought hard in the opening set before cruising through the second, winning 6-4 6-1. Wanyu’s aggressive game proved too much for his opponent to handle, winning 6-3 7-5. Kinsey’s good recent form showed again as he destroyed his opponent 6-1 6-0. The team enjoyed a big win overall, 7-2, and much credit goes to the junior members of the team for playing so well over the last couple of weeks. The future looks bright for High tennis, but for now we are looking forward to a match against rivals Grammar.
Second Grade Captain
2nd Grade vs Grammar (4th Round of GPS Trial Season)
|1st Grade||Result||2nd Grade (WIN)||Result|
|D1||1 + 2||TOP 6 TOURNAMENT||1 + 2||L 6-4 3-6 8-10|
|D2||3 + 5||TOP 6 TOURNAMENT||3 + 6||W 6-1 6-2|
|D3||4 + 6||TOP 6 TOURNAMENT||4 + 5||W 6-0 6-2|
|S1||Eddy Wang||TOP 6 TOURNAMENT||James Lian||DNF 6-2 2-6 2-2|
|S2||Carl Yang||TOP 6 TOURNAMENT||Richard Hao||W 6-1 6-2|
|S3||Adam Smagarinsky||TOP 6 TOURNAMENT||Danny Yu||DNF 2-1|
|S4||Stevie Young||TOP 6 TOURNAMENT||Aaron Tang||W 7-5 6-4|
|S5||Matthew O’Sullivan||TOP 6 TOURNAMENT||Branko Stajic||DNF 4-6 6-4 2-1|
|S6||Kinzey Rahardja||TOP 6 TOURNAMENT||Wanyu Tang||W 6-1 6-4|
2nd Grade travelled to Grammar on a humid and windy day confident of a good result after strong
wins against Newington and King's in the past two weeks. The number one doubles pair came
out strong and took the opening set, however unforced errors crept in as the match progressed and
the pair lost 6-4 3-6 8-10. Fortunately, the number two and number three pairs were able to win
their matches comfortably, 6-1 6-2 and 6-0 6-2 respectively, allowing the team to take a 2-1 lead
into the singles matches. James built a commanding lead from the start but his consistent
opponent clawed his way back into the match, which ended 6-2 2-6 2-2 due to a downpour. Richard
was able to neutralise his opponent’s powerful serve and forehand, winning 6-1 6-2. Danny
only played 3 games before his match was also abandoned due to the rain. Aaron played a great
match against a skilful opponent, winning his first singles match in the 2nd Grade
competition 7-5 6-4. Branko fought hard in a very evenly contested match, leading 4-6 6-4 2-1
when the rain stopped the match. Wanyu made light work of his opponent with an impressive serving
display, recording a 6-1 6-4 win. With only two weeks until Round 1 of competition starts, High
2nd Grade is in a great position, but there is still much to work on in training in order to
reach the ultimate goal of winning the premiership.
Second Grade Captain
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.
Cricket Results – 2014 Term 4 Week 4
|GPS Round 1|
|1st XI||SBHS 10 – 160 v SGS 4 - 162||Lost||Sudarshan Arvind 64|
|2nd XI||SBHS 3 – 61 v SGS 10 - 138||Lost (D/L)||Kabir Agrawal 3-38|
|3rd XI||SBHS 10 – 135 v SGS 0 – 0||W/O||Liam Jepson 44, Faiyaz Aalam 41|
|4th XI||SBHS 8 – 50 v SGS 2 - 52||Lost|
|5th XI||SBHS 1 – 102 v SGS 9 – 120||W/O||Marc Betbeder-Matibet 39, Thomas Nassif 38|
|16A XI||SBHS 9 – 113 v SGS 4 – 219||Lost||Faysal Ayub 43|
|16B XI||SBHS 10 – 62 v SGS 1 – 36||W/O|
|15A XI||SBHS 10 – 110 v SGS 9 – 119||Lost||Symeon Ziegler 32, Abhijot Singh 30|
|14A XI||SBHS 0 – 0 v SGS 3 – 209||W/O|
W/O = Washed Out
D/L – Duckworth Lewis
MIC of Cricket Report
After the final training session before our first round of the GPS competition what will now become an annual event will be the official presentation of the caps to the 1st and 2nd XI teams. The night involved our boys starting off with sausage rolls, thanks to House of Pies and then moving into the Pavilion where we had a special guest presenter for the occasion to speak about the meaning of the cap. To kick off our first year of doing this it was a great honour to have SBHS old boy and now a current Test opener batsman for England, Sam Robson. Sam spoke about his journey from playing 1st XI at SBHS to Australian U19s to Middlesex County Cricket and most recently representing England against Sri Lanka and scoring his debut Test century. The boys were pleasantly surprised when he pulled out his England Baggy Cap to show the boys. He explained to the boys that a lot of hard work and determination will get you where you want to go.
Our first round of the GPS Season threw us a lot of heart break. Our 1st XI started off very strongly against our arch rivals, Grammar. Winning the toss and electing to bat we had an opening stand of 89 runs after 21 overs. Then a couple of unfortunate run outs, especially Shashank who was standing at the non-striker’s end and the ball was smashed back at him from Sudarshan only to hit his foot then ricochet back to the bowlers hand who only had to take the bails off. Sudarshan batted extremely well smashing the bowlers around the park with a much needed 64. The boys ended up setting a respectable total of 160. We started well having them 2-30. Then a large dark cloud with lightning in the background threatened to interrupt play. Our boys panicked and opted to try and rush through the overs. Unfortunately this was our downfall allowing Grammar to score easily. When the rain finally came after 26 overs Grammar were 25 runs in front according to the Duckworth Lewis Calculation. When we came back on Grammar only needed 40 runs to win which they managed to achieve. The 2nd XI on the other hand had a much more dramatic time with the rain interruption. Bowling well they had Grammar 7-90, but one of their top-order batters kept them in the game with a 69 helping the team post 139, which our boys felt very comfortable to chase. They got off to a good start being 2-59 with Vyaas (24), who has consistently scored well this season, and Yoshi (24) placing them 10 runs in front in the Duckworth Lewis calculations. Unfortunately with the rain approaching the boys lost a wicket and then were unsure whether to protect their wicket or score runs. They opted for the protection of wicket and this ultimately left them 1 run behind after the 26th over when the rain came down and washed out the remainder of the game. What was unfortunate was if we had used a different application on the laptop it would have adjudicated the match as a Tie, but the app we agreed on had us 1 run behind the par score. It was a great effort by the boys and they deserved a better result. Kabir and Raphin both bowled extremely well and have continued to be a threat in the 2nd XI.
The 16As have had a good season thus far, but some poor fielding this week allowed Grammar to post an unbeatable total. Faysal bowled extremely well with a lot of bad luck with many dropped catches. To his credit he decided to take the matter into his own hands and scored a blazing 43. The 15As played their best match for the season with a nail biting loss to a very strong Grammar side losing by just 8 runs. They needed 20 runs off the remaining 80 balls but in the end were all out with 4 balls remaining.
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
MIC of Cricket
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Moore Park, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010
Ph: 9662 9300