High Notes, Vol 15 No 4, February 21 2014
From the Principal
Early Bird Discounts on financial contributions
My address is reprinted below:
"Special guest, Hon. Peter Jacobson, Mr. Alex Greenwich (Member for Sydney), Dr. Sylvia Corish (Director Public Schools NSW – Port Jackson), Lieutenant Commander Paul Koerber, Mr Vince Del Zio (CEO Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation), Mr Brad Hall, Development Manager, School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW, Ms Andrea Connell (Principal of SGHS), former Headmaster of High, Robert Outterside, guest presenters, staff, parents and prize winners – thank you for celebrating High’s 2013 achievements with us tonight.
"Last year at High we focussed on ‘building personal capacity in gifted boys’. We did this by increasing the quantum of processed-based teaching affecting individual learning. We implemented a 5-period day, three-week cycle timetable. It facilitated embedded learning in many classrooms but created a frequency issue for some faculties. We still have work to do to get the most out of longer blocks of time. Some staff experimented with ‘inverted learning’ in a ‘flipped classroom’ environment. We ran a successful i-pad trial. We provided small group support to senior boys. We ramped up personal accountability for learning with qualifying scores for several courses. We investigated the causes of underachievement at High and shared a range of strategies to combat it. We broadened our cyber management program. We surveyed our boys in the Tell Them From Me pilot to ascertain their attitudes to schooling. Six Year Advisers looked after 360 boys resulting in fewer students placed in the Academic Support Group for Years 7 & 8.
"At the HSC, Edric Wang came first in Music 2 and 3rd in Mathematics Advanced. Kevin Zhang was 4th in Business Studies and Nathan Wang-Ly 6th. Marcus James was 5th in visual arts. James Yang Hu was 10th in extension 2 mathematics. In music 2, fourteen Encore nominations were awarded to eleven students. Sherman Du had his film Presence selected for exhibition in On Screen. Marcus James had his work Syncretism selected for inclusion in ARTEXPRESS.
"Overall, the average ATAR in 2013 was a pleasing improvement on 2012 at 93.17 for 200 students – the third best result at High since the new HSC began. The top end results were not as strong as usual with only 37 boys ranked at 99 or higher. Nonetheless, the depth was very good with 78.4% at 90 ATAR or better. The tail was shorter with 8% at 80 or less. The standard deviation was narrower at 7.39. Many courses achieved or exceeded targets. In short, it was a successful year.
"In competitions there were some impressive results. Kevin Ni (Year 10) was invited to attend the AIOC Informatics Olympiad Selection School. Christopher Chen (Year 11) won a gold medal in the Chemistry Olympiad and Edric Wang in the Physics Olympiad. They both gained entry into the Science Olympiad Summer School. Shang Lin (Year 8) won a gold medal for the highest score in NSW for the Computer Skills Competition. Gold medals were achieved by James Goh and Vishal Karnamadakala (Year 9) and Kevin Liang (Year 10) for Writing. High slipped to 4th in Australia in the National Geographic Australian Geography Competition. Daniel Cai (Year 8) achieved a perfect score in the Australian National Chemistry Quiz. Scaled scores of 100% were earned by Jason Lam & Jason Hu (Year 12), Robert Tan (Year 11), Gordon Dexter (Year 10), Rafael Ng (Year 9), Dallas Yan and Kieran Shivakumaarun (Year 8). In Theatresports our senior team came second in NSW and the juniors 4th.
"Our Hume Barbour debating team captured the trophy for the 25th time for High. They also won the Eastside Competition. Connor, Wilber and Riley were selected in the CHS debating team. The Year 9 FED team won the competition. The University of Sydney Debating Competition was won by our Year 8 team. In public speaking, Andrew McNaughton (Junior Division) and Kushaal Vyas (Senior Division) represented High at the NSW final of the Rostrum Voice of Youth Competition. Kushaal won through to the Nationals in Canberra where he was runner up.
"High surrendered the GPS chess trophy after seven consecutive victories. Our team placed 5th at the National schools Competition.
"The Community Services Committee was again very active in 2013, raising over $125k for various causes and running four outreach programs. Thank you to the executive: Shuming Wang, James Chan, Frank Zhang, George Dzero, Eamon Kelly and Edward Zhang.
"At the GPS Athletics Carnival Ivor Metcalf won the open high jump and long jump but was beaten into second in the 110m hurdles. At the National Athletics Championships he was awarded a bronze medal in hurdles. At the NSW CHS Athletics Championships, high won the Kippax Trophy for Champion Boys School. The U14 and U17 teams won bronze at the NSW CHS Cross Country Championships.
"In Basketball, our Open 2nd grade team were GPS Premiers for only the second time in our history. The Open first grade Basketball team finished 3rd in the Australian Schools Basketball Championship Division and the U15s second. The boys won the Ken Cole Trophy for the Sydney Shoot-Out. Geoff Gerlach was selected in the All Schools team.
"Our open volleyball team won the All Schools Competition and the GPS competition but placed 3rd. at the CHS Volleyball Knockout Tournament. Pinyan Gao and Yu Peng Man (Year 11) were selected in the NSW CHS volleyball team. The U16s won the GPS competition and bronze at the National Schools Tournament.
"High has been competing in target rifle shooting since 1918 in second grade. The boys made history to win their first premiership for High – and by a wide margin. The first grade team won the All Schools Competition but failed to defend its GPS Premiership by a single competition point! However, the team captured the Buchanan Shield for the first time since 2001. Wilbert Wu, Dominic Tran and Terry Fong were selected in the Combined GPS team, with Wilbert elected as captain.
"In table tennis at the CHS Schoolboys Shield Tournament, High teams filled the first three places. At the National Fencing Championships, James Siu won gold in the U15 sabre and John Tian won the U15 épée.
"Much of the great work for the school is done by parents. I would like to acknowledge and congratulate all those parents of Year 12 boys who helped during their son’s time at High. There are too many to list but I want to thank Richard and Sachiyo James, Anne-Marie and Patrick Keogh, Susan Adams and Andrew Kirk, Ruth Brian, Lucy Pereira and Ian Robinson for their commitment to High.
"The environment in which our Old Boys will be learning and earning is changing and its future shape is indistinct. A Chinese slowdown, weak commodity prices, globalisation and disruptive technologies, are challenging our comfortable, mining-boom fed lifestyle. Many Australian companies are now earning more than a third of their revenues internationally. People buying online and sourcing goods from overseas through Amazon and Ebay, are impacting on the profitability of bricks and mortar retailers. They have responded with ‘click and brick’ strategies to meet the needs of online shoppers. Print media revenues have been undermined by Seek and realestate.com.au. In manufacturing, our market is too small and too far away to compete in labour intensive production. From car manufacturing to tinned fruit processing, we are clinging onto a time that is slipping from our grasp. We are told of an end to the age of entitlement (except for Cadbury’s and paid parental leave) but I don’t foresee a new age of enlightenment, where a better balance between capital and labour is struck, perhaps with Paul Howes’s ‘grand compact’. Ross Garnaut’s Dog Days: Australia After the Boom, warns us to restore discipline in public choices, stop living beyond our means and reduce our tax breaks for the middle class. He argues that our collective complacency about government breeds complacency in government. He parodies Donald Horne from 1964 to assert we are in danger of becoming “an unlucky country, run by second rate people who share the country’s bad luck”. Nonetheless, I remain optimistic. Our coal resources may not be in so much demand, but our Australian resourcefulness is. Additive manufacturing using 3-D printing and robotics applications, has the potential to revolutionise Australian manufacturing and spare parts supply in the future. We have to start turning our home grown great ideas into marketable products. We have energetic people corporatising medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, pharmaceuticals and law. We have great innovators and researchers in agriculture, solar and nanotechnology. I am confident you young men will combine with others to figure out how to save Australia Fair from a second rate future. You have the vision, skills and drive to keep us a ‘lucky country’.
"I honour the achievements of the class of 2013 and congratulate all other prize winners."
AAGPS Head of the River 2014
Attendance at the GPS Head of the River is strongly encouraged for all students to support our rowing crews. Attendance by students (in full school uniform) is recognised by 5 points in the School Award scheme. This is a big day on the AAGPS school calendar and is quite a spectacle with all GPS schools attending. It is the day everyone works towards, a day filled with history and tradition, where all schools congregate with school pride. We are there too, with our High chants, colours and banners. If there is one day you should experience while at High it is the Head of the River!
Where: Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith
When: Saturday 15 March 2013
How: Supporters will depart from the school bus stop on Anzac Parade at 7.45am and return to the school at approximately 1.30pm.
Cost: $15 for a subsidised ticket (including transport and entry), paid to the school office by Wednesday 12 March
Seats are limited to the first 200 boys
From the Canteen
Thank you to all the new Year 7 parents who have given up their time to help in the canteen. Your help is greatly appreciated. We do ask that boys be patient with new parents who are learning the routine and most importantly that boys wait in the correct line for their Year group.
Thanks to our volunteers last week.
MON: Tina Chang, Richard Zhang,
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SENIOR STAGE BAND
Year 7: if you are learning an instrument and are not in an ensemble yet, please come and see the music staffroom.
The 2014 ensemble rehearsal timetable is provided below:
Student Vaccination Program
South-Eastern Sydney Local Health District
|House OzTag Y7|
|Monday 24/2/14 – Game 1||Tuesday 25/2/14|
|Round 1||Round 3|
|Field 1||Eedy v Fairland||Field 1||Saxby v Torrington|
|Field 2||McKay v Rubie||Field 2||Fairland v Rubie|
|Monday 24/2/14 – Game 2||Tuesday 25/2/14|
|Field 1||Eedy v Torrington||1st v 2nd|
|Field 2||McKay v Saxby|
|House OzTag Year 7|
|Wednesday 14/03/2012||Friday 16/03/2012|
|Round 1||Round 3|
|Field 1||Eaddie vs. Fairland||Field 1||Eaddie vs. McKay|
|Field 2||McKay vs. Ruby||Field 2||Ruby vs. Torrington|
|Field 3||Saxby Vs. Torrington||Field 3||Saxby Vs. Fairland|
|Field 1||Eaddie vs. Torrington||1st vs. 2nd|
|Field 2||McKay vs. Fairland|
|Field 3||Saxby Vs. Ruby|
6 on the field, 3 reserves, no kicking, tag must be on to attack or defend, all players must be in house uniform, games start 5 minutes after lunch starts, all games are 10 minutes. As all teams only play two games for and against does count.
Pre-season Rugby Training 2014
Training has already begun and with the season approaching all rugby players are encouraged to turn up to the Wednesday/Thursday morning sessions between 7.30-8.30 at MPW.
Training program for Rugby 2014
Weeks 3-6 Term 1
Monday Lunchtime – Scrum training, Halfback passing
Wednesday Morning – 7.30-8.30 – Off-season – Old boy coaches MPW
Thursday morning – 7.30-8.30 –Off-season – Old boy coaches MPW
Weeks 7-11 Term 1, Weeks 1-2 Term 2
Monday Lunchtime – Scrum training, Halfback passing
Wednesday during sport – Seniors minus athletes McKay
Thursday during sport – Juniors minus athletes McKay
Friday morning – 7.30-8.45 – Whole squad training 13s/14/15s/16s/Opens minus the band members. No athletes weeks 1 and 2 Term 2.
Holidays Week 2
Tuesday 22nd of April – 12-2 MPW
Thursday 24th of April – 9-11 MPW
Week 3 Term 2 until Term 3 Week 8 (End of season)
Monday Lunchtime – Scrum training, Halfback passing
Monday after school – All training on MPW
Wednesday during sport – Years 10-12 – McKay, 15s at MPW with brief session all together after school (This will vary)
Wednesday after school – 13s/14s – MPW
Thursday during sport – Years 7-9 – McKay
Thursday after school – 16s/Opens – MPW
Friday morning – 15s - MPW
Date Game April 5 Grammar 10s tournament – minus athletes May 17 H vs. St.Pius X May 24 Grammar vs. High June 14 Scots vs. High July 19 High vs. Newington July 26 Riverview vs. High Aug 2 High vs. Joeys Aug 9 High vs. Kings Aug 16 Shore vs. High Aug 23 Armidale vs. High Sep 6 High vs. Grammar
I hope to see you all at training
Mr G Barris
Basketball: Shootin' Hoops
High vs Riverview
Term 4, 2013
|2nd||WIN||44-39||S.BELL 19 REBOUNDS!|
|14B||LOSS (OT)||35-32||J.YE 14|
Term 1, 2014
|2nd||LOSS||54-62 (OT)||B.FATTORE 13|
|16C||WIN||35-33||M.LI 6 (BUZZER BEATER!)|
|15A||LOSS||37-39 (OT)||J.HUA 10|
This week, High saw the unfortunate first loss of the season for 2nd Grade this year, losing in a very tight overtime match against St Ignatius, a school whose 2nd Grade had always excelled for many years. However High managed to put up a very impressive fight, allowing the team to only score 8 points in the 4th quarter to put the game into overtime, before an unfortunate series of turnovers combined with strong rebounding by the opposition team rendering High with the loss. 1st Grade held up especially well against Riverview, however; winning by 6 points with Mitchell Flynn once again as the top scorer of the team with 20 points, nearly a third of the total team’s points of the game. Both first and second grade can still win or lose Premierships and need your support.
Although leading the AAGPS tables, High 1st Grade is still faced with strong opposition from Newington and St Joseph’s who High haven’t played yet this season. High 2nd Grade is now second, behind Riverview, as a result of their weekend loss. However the boys are to be reminded that it was a terrific game; and they should not be bothered by the loss and keep their heads up and aim to not lose any more games and achieve as high a ranking as possible on the table by the end of the season. Anything can happen including a possible forfeit by Riverview v Scots……
Next week we have games against Sydney Grammar and it may be possible for some of our 13s teams to collect their first win of the season so keep your head 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.
Good luck to all the teams this Saturday!
~ 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
NSW Rowing Championship Results
A team of 32 High crews raced at SIRC in the State Championship Regatta over the weekend. This allowed them to experience competitive racing, which has enriched their rowing program.
Outstanding results –
|CMU19 1x||3rd Heat 6th State Final||Steve Comninos||8.00.29 (heat) 7.54.18 (final)|
|CMU17 1x||3rd Heat 8th Semi-Final||James Tinker||8.24.71 (heat) 8.26.85 (semi)|
Joeys Regatta Results
The Junior crews found the competition a little tougher last Saturday and didn’t achieve the results they were hoping for. Effort needs to go into training over the next two weeks preparing for the last 3 regattas of the season. Don’t forget all boys are encouraged to attend the strength and conditioning sessions at the school on Tuesday afternoons.
Congratulations to the following crews with the best results on the day–
|Year 8 5th Quad||3rd||Brendan Kwan, Joshua Pham, Lenny Han, Raymond Li, (c) Joseph Huangzhou||4.49.10|
|Year 9 5th Quad||3rd||Jaspar McCahon-Boersma, Jonathan Gao, Kieran Shivakumaarun, Samuel Zheng, (c) Daniel Fu||4.35.12|
|Year 9 1st Quad||2nd||Flidon Wang, Ethan May, Roy Yi, Kevin Guo, (c) Jefferson Chan||3.58.57|
Upcoming regattas -
|Date||Junior/Y10 Regatta||Senior Regatta|
|February 22nd||Newington Regatta - Hen & Chicken Bay Y10 - Kings/Pymble Regatta – SIRC||Kings/Pymble Regatta – SIRC|
|March 1st||Shore Regatta – Iron Cove||Shore Regatta – Iron Cove|
|March 8th||Shore Regatta – Hen & Chicken Bay||SRC Regatta - 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|
Boatshed Rowing Dinner
Saturday 15 March 2014
The Great Hall
The Rowing Committee invites you to the traditional Boatshed Dinner for all rowers
It is a very special occasion to celebrate the efforts and achievements of our boys as well as acknowledge staff, coaches and supporters.
GPS Head of the River
Saturday 15 March 2014
Hope you can make the journey to the Sydney International Regatta Centre to experience this impressive event.
- Races start at 10.00am with the Year 10 Eights
- School 1st IV races at 11.20am
- The School Eights race at 11.35 and 11.50am
This is the big day on the GPS school calendar and it is quite a spectacle with all GPS schools attending. We have our own decorated marquee for schoolboys and spectators so put on the blue and brown and come and cheer!
SHS Rowing: Boatshed Dinner
Saturday 15 March 2014
The Great Hall
The Rowing Committee invites you to the traditional Boatshed Dinner for all rowers
It is a very special opportunity to celebrate the efforts and achievements of our boys as well as acknowledge staff, coaches and supporters.
All crews will be introduced on the stage and there will be speeches by -
- Stroke of Year 8 1st Quad – Ryan Zheng
- Captain of Year 9 Quads – Roy Yi
- Captain of Year 10 crews – Jacob Katafono
- Captain of Boats – Ray Fang
All rowers are required to attend and should wear full school uniform.
The evening is both a formal introduction of our representative crews for this season and a great opportunity to socialise and show support for the boys in the lead up to the GPS Head of the River and the NSW CHS Championships.
The cost of the dinner is $30 for adults and $30 for students.
Soft drink and mineral water will be provided. Parents may BYO wine/beer.
We look forward to a full house with all boys and their parents attending.
LAST DAY FOR PAYMENT AND RSVP AT THE MAIN OFFICE IS MONDAY 10th MARCH.
2014 ROWING BOATSHED DINNER
The 2014 Rowing Boatshed Dinner RSVP form is avavailable in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes
Cricket Results – 2014 Term 1 Week 3
|1st XI||SBHS 10 - 108 and 10 – 49 v Shore 5 dec – 125 and 0 - 33||Lost||Vishal Nomula 32|
|2nd XI||SBHS 2 - 19 v Shore 7 dec - 178||Draw|
|3rd XI||SBHS 10 - 16 and 4 - 40 v Shore 3d - 119||Lost|
|16A XI||SBHS 3 - 27 v Shore 10 - 136||Draw||Kevin Ke 4/15|
|15A XI||SBHS v Shore 8 - 296||Draw|
|14A XI||SBHS 1 – 34 v Shore 10 - 188||Draw|
Note: W/O = Washed Out
MIC of Cricket Report
Going from the past few years it seems we can’t have a full cricket season without a washed out day. Last Saturday all matches were washed out except for our 1st XI. Shore declared early in the day knowing the conditions will be tough. Our boys fought gallantly, but with Shore’s strong bowling attack and a damp wicket it was always going to be difficult.
This Saturday sees all teams play against Sydney Grammar. 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
1st XI Report
High’s efforts in the first hour of play, following the rain delay, were too little avail.
It was tough for the bowlers to grip the ball, and Shore promptly passed High’s total; with
a sporting declaration to put High straight in. Wickets fell in clumps and despite some
resistance from Shashank, High were soon bundled out for 49 in two sessions. A majority of the
wickets fell behind the wicket, with the top order unable to cope with the ball jagging around
viciously. Once again looking to salvage some pride, the fast men made it tough for the
opposition; with a special mention to Barry – who despite having nothing to work with,
bowled with some real heat and had both openers in all sorts of trouble for the entirety of his
spell. Another disappointing loss for the 1st XI, yet still no real question of our potential,
but that of our ability to perform each Saturday. Next week is one of the biggest games of the
season, against rivals Grammar, second last round of the GPS. With the 1st XI looking to finish
the season strongly, the Year 12 boys now only have two games left to finish their High careers
on a high. And only two last chances to sing the song of Sydney High.
Captain of Cricket
School Swimming Carnival 2014
The school swimming carnival was held on Monday the 3rd February at Des Renford Pool, Maroubra.
The sunny weather contributed to an excellent attendance with over 800 boys showing up. It was
great to see so many boys participating in so many events. This year, we have discovered some
extraordinary talent, especially in the junior and intermediate years, with many school records
broken. All results/records can be viewed on the school website listed below:
|Individual Medley 200-400m|
Age Champions 2014
12 Years- James Luo
13 Years- Allen Guo
14 Years- Brendon Yoon
15 Years- Kalem Best
16 Years- Christian Haddo
17 Years- Michael Sawang
18+ Years – Eugene Lee
Congratulations to all participants, especially those recording their personal best. A special mention to the following boys who broke records on the day: (As per table of Record Holders)
- James Luo
- Allen Guo
- Jake Rowlands
- Christian Haddo
- Eugene Lee
The GPS relay (4X100m) medley
A promising younger HIGH team was unable to overcome a strong Riverview team who went on to win the event by the narrowest of margins. Congratulations to them. However, SBHS finished a pleasing 3rd. Well done, boys.
GPS Captains Dinner (St Ignatius) - Monday Night 3th February 2014
Congratulations to Eugene Lee (Captain) and Yu Peng Man (Vice-captain) who represented our school with such pride at the captain’s dinner on Monday night. They were all fine ambassadors for the school. Eugene’s speech emphasised the importance of training, HIGH’s improvement in swimming, commitment and never give up attitude and always performing to the best of your ability. He also focused on the benefits of the GPS competition. Well done.
GPS Swimming Report: Newington Carnival 1
The first GPS swimming carnival of the 2013 season was held last Friday evening at the Newington College. Following the 14 records set at the school carnival and the 3rd place finish in the GPS Opens relay, higher expectations were placed on the High swimmers to deliver at this carnival. The competition was intense at this preliminary carnival as all schools wanted to make a point for the season ahead.
Overall, our swimmers performed creditably. Congratulations to the following top 3 finishes:
Event 2 Boys 12 Years 50 Metre Freestyle
1 Luo, James 12 Sydney Boys High 30.50
Event 5 Boys 15 Years 50 Metre Freestyle
3 Best, Kalem 15 Sydney Boys High 27.04
Event 6 Boys 16 Years 50 Metre Freestyle
1 Haddo, Christian 16 Sydney Boys High 26.25
Event 8 Boys 18 & Over 50 Metre Freestyle
2 Lee, Eugene 18 Sydney Boys High 26.68
Event 12 Boys 15 Years 50 Metre Freestyle
2 Rowlands, Jake 15 Sydney Boys High 27.96
Event 13 Boys 16 Years 50 Metre Freestyle
2 McNaughton, Andrew 16 Sydney Boys High 27.84
Event 14 Boys 17 Years 50 Metre Freestyle
3 Sawang, Michael 17 Sydney Boys High 27.58
Event 15 Boys 18 & Over 50 Metre Freestyle
2 Man, Yu Peng 18 Sydney Boys High 27.30
Event 16 Boys 12 Years 50 Metre Breaststroke
2 Luo, James 12 Sydney Boys High 40.91
Event 17 Boys 13 Years 50 Metre Breaststroke
2 Guo, Allen 13 Sydney Boys High 37.33
Event 19 Boys 15 Years 50 Metre Breaststroke
2 Guo, Kevin 15 Sydney Boys High 34.31
Event 22 Boys 18 & Over 50 Metre Breaststroke
2 Man, Yu Peng 18 Sydney Boys High 33.90
Event 24 Boys 14 Years 4x50 Metre Medley Relay
3 Sydney Boys High 2:18.03
1) Yoon, Brendan 14
2) Zeng, Jonathan 14
3) Luo, Harvey 14
4) Feng, Adam 14
Event 25 Boys 15 Years 4x50 Metre Medley Relay
1 Sydney Boys High 2:03.45
1) Best, Kalem 15
2) Rowlands, Jake 15
3) Guo, Kevin 15
4) Qiu, Jason 15
Event 26 Boys 16 Years 4x50 Metre Medley Relay
2 Sydney Boys High 2:06.54
1) Haddo, Christian 16
2) McNaughton, Andrew 16
3) Kim, Kyne 16
4) Menzel, Max 16
Event 28 Boys 18 & Over 4x50 Metre Medley Relay
3 Sydney Boys High 2:04.43
1) Lee, Eugene 18
2) Man, Yu Peng 18
3) Anson, Ned 18
4) Comninos, Steve 18
Event 32 Boys 15 Years 50 Metre Backstroke
3 Rowlands, Jake 15 Sydney Boys High 32.94
Event 36 Boys 12 Years 100 Metre Freestyle
1 Luo, James 12 Sydney Boys High 1:07.43
Event 38 Boys 14 Years 100 Metre Freestyle
3 Yoon, Brendan 14 Sydney Boys High 1:02.22
Event 40 Boys 16 Years 100 Metre Freestyle
1 Haddo, Christian 16 Sydney Boys High 58.16
Event 43 Boys 12 Years 50 Metre Butterfly
1 Luo, James 12 Sydney Boys High 35.32
Event 45 Boys 14 Years 50 Metre Butterfly
3 Yoon, Brendan 14 Sydney Boys High 33.33
Event 46 Boys 15 Years 50 Metre Butterfly
3 Qiu, Jason 15 Sydney Boys High 31.56
Event 47 Boys 16 Years 50 Metre Butterfly
3 Kim, K 16 Sydney Boys High 31.22
Event 49 Boys 18 & Over 50 Metre Butterfly
2 Lee, Eugene 18 Sydney Boys High 29.43
Event 51 Boys 14 Years 4x50 Metre Freestyle Relay
2 Sydney Boys High 2:00.38
1) Yoon, Brendan 14 2) Zeng, Jonathan 14 3) Luo, Harvey 14 4) Feng, Adam 14
Event 52 Boys 15 Years 4x50 SC Metre Freestyle Relay
2 Sydney Boys High 1:51.09
1) Best, Kalem 15 2) Rowlands, Jake 15 3) Guo, Kevin 15 4) Qiu, Jason 15
Event 53 Boys 16 Years 4x50 Metre Freestyle Relay
1 Sydney Boys High 1:49.27
1) Haddo, Christian 16 2) McNaughton, Andrew 16 3) Kim, Kyne 16 4) Menzel, Max 16
Event 54 Boys 17 Years 4x50 Metre Freestyle Relay
3 Sydney Boys High 1:51.77
1) Sawang, Michael 17 2) Mah, Leonard 17 3) Chee, James 17 4) Lai, Ian 17
Sydney High Tennis
“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog”
High vs SHORE
3rd Round of GPS Trial Season
|1st Grade||Result||2nd Grade||Result|
|D1||1 + 5||L 6-2 7-5||1 + 4||L 6-1 6-4|
|D2||3 + 4||L 6-2 6-0||2 + 5||L 6-0 6-4|
|D3||4 + 6||L 4-6 6-0 10-6||3 + 6||L 7-5 3-6 1-10|
|S1||Josh Sangueza||L 6-4 6-1||Aaron Tang||L 6-0 6-4|
|S2||Stevie Young||Tie 6-0 1-2||Richard Hao||Tie 6-3 3-6 1-2|
|S3||Eddie Wang||4-6 6-3 6-1||James Lian||L 6-2 6-3|
|S4||Jack Carnighan||L 6-2 6-3||Danny Yu||L 6-4 6-3|
|S5||Matthew O’Sullivan||Tie 5-1||Bohan Deng||Tie 6-7 1-4|
|S6||Carl Yang||L 4-6 1-6 6-3||Junjie Kuang||6-3 6-1|
After a close match against Shore last week, High First Grade were ready to take the battle to Ignatius, confident on a win with the constant doubles training throughout the week. The weather was proving unfortunate with slight drizzles coming and going throughout the day. Doubles 1, Josh and Matt, had intense and aggressive net play, but solid defense by the opponents led to a 2-6 5-7 defeat. Doubles 2, Eddy and Stevie, played strong servers and aggressive play, and inconsistent strokes and rallies led to a 2-6 0-6 loss. Doubles 3, Jack and Carl, played hard in the first set winning in a tight 7-5. However loss of focus and serve led to a 0-6 loss in the second and a 6-10 loss in the super tie break. Number 1, Josh, had aggressive baseline and net play, however extreme defence and consistency from the opponent resulted in a 4-6 1-6 loss. Number 2, Stevie, faced solid serves and baseline play and lack of focus led to a 0-6 loss in the first. rain however resulted in an unfinished 1-2 in the second. Number 3, Eddy, faced a consistent and strong baseline player bringing it to 1 set all at 4-6 6-3. However loss of focus in the third and lack of consistency led to a 1-6 loss in the third. Number 4, Jack, faced a consistent and strong defence player, and pain from leg injury unfortunately led to a 2-6 3-6 loss. Number 5, Matt, played a hard hitter but consistency and smart play pulled through and although winning the first set 5-1, math play was stopped due to weather unfortunately. Number 6, Carl, played a strong defensive player and lack of consistency and reckless net play led to a 64- 1-6 3-6 loss. There was bad weather during the rubber which was unfortunate and although results were not as successful as expected, High will make sure to train harder and with the return of injured captain Adam, chances are high for the next rubber.
First Grade Captain (Filling In)
This week Second Grade played St. Ignatius at home, looking to gain a win after a fantastic result last week. The weather didn’t look good, however the matches started on time after the courts were dried. In the number one and two doubles, the two pairs were both convincingly beaten by aggressive opponents. The number three pair had a chance to win in the match tiebreak, but unforced errors let them down. After dropping all three doubles, the boys knew the only hope of winning was taking five out of six singles matches. Aaron had a difficult start in the first set, before improving in the second, losing 6-0 6-4. James was outplayed by a big server with aggressive groundstrokes, losing 6-2 6-3. Danny could not match his classy opponent, going down 6-4 6-3. Junjie had a tough day, unable to get on top in a 6-3 6-1 loss. Richard failed to finish his opponent from a commanding position of 6-3 3-0, and the match was drawn at 6-3 3-6 1-2. Bohan had a lead of 5-0 in the first set, but lost momentum and was down 6-7 1-4 when play was stopped due to rain. The team did not play at its best this week, however we know the aspects of our game we need to work on during the week to beat rivals Grammar in our next match.
Second Grade Captain
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