High Notes, Vol 15 No 7, March 14 2014

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From the Principal

High Talent
Congratulations to the open basketball team who made history last Saturday, defeating Newington to become GPS Champions – a first for High!  The team comprised: Mitchell Flynn, Geoff Gerlach, Nathan Sutton, Bailey Musulin, Noah Fowler, Anthony Wu, Max Menzel, Jack Hutchison, Stephan Bell and Eugene Lee. Our consistency was recognised by selectors with Nathan Sutton, Geoff Gerlach, Mitchel Flynn and Bailey Musulin being selected in the Combined GPS Firsts team. Jack Hutchison and Noah Fowler were selected in GPS Seconds. At GPS Swimming James Luo won 5 events in the 12 years division. Kazuo Nakamura came back to form with two wins in butterfly. Brendan Yoon, Christian Haddo and Leonard Mah had good wins as did our 15 and 16 years medley relay teams. Another strong result, boys! Well done to Riley Irwin who was named best speaker at the Commonwealth Day debate at Parliament House this week. Thank you to Shreyas Pulapaka and Alex Hossain for their organisation of the World’s Greatest Shave this week, raising $432 for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Government House Function
Last Wednesday evening Ms Kim and Mr Kay accompanied our volunteer musicians to Government House to play for the Governor and her guests at the Sir Roden and Lady Cutler Foundation Reception for benefactors and volunteers. Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir and her guests were very impressed with the standard of the music played. The musicians were, as always, a great advertisement for the School. Thank you to Sara and Jamie for giving up their time and to the ensemble (Riley Irwin, Eugene Lee, Justin Ng, Jasper McCahon-Boersma, Sagar Nagaraj, Richard Hao, Kai Matsumoto, Daniel Yam, Jason Loh, Kevin Lou and Felix Zhang) for their service to the school and accomplished musicianship.

Rowing Assembly
My address to the assembly is reprinted below:

"Special guests, Karl Kruszelnicki and Joshua Scharfegger (SHS2005), crews representing High, coaches, parents, teachers, students; welcome to our 2014 rowing assembly. It is great to welcome back two members of the 2005 VIII which rowed 6.06 for a fourth place at the Head of the River – our best result for more than 15 years. Unusually, we gather this year on a Wednesday morning because the CHS Championships are being held at SIRC tomorrow and Friday, followed by the GPS Head of the River on Saturday. High and SGHS are co-hosting the CHS event. We expect to win again the Peter Bond Cup for Champion Boys School in the points score. We will have a close contest with SGHS to retain our Rowing Association Trophy for Highest Points Score School Overall. We dedicate this assembly to introduce and honour those crews who will compete for High and themselves at the CHS and Head of the River.

"The Head of the River is a very important event for our school because of its long tradition, its profile in the Sydney sports calendar and its high exposure in the wider community. We have been in the GPS competition since 1906 and rowing is still our most successful sport with 8 wins. The boys in our crews have done a great deal of training to reach this day. Many of them have a hectic schedule ahead with three races and finals ahead of the Head of the River.

"I want to thank Julie Blomberg again for her work as MIC rowing. It was another very testing year with equipment and management challenges. Thank you to Beryl Crockford for her oversight of the rowing program as Head Coach. It was back to the future as Simon Hoadley returned to mentor the first VIII. Thank you to Pravin Radhakrishnan who helped with our 2nd VIII, Isaac Eveleigh with the 1st IV and Gareth Deacon and Alan Low with the second IV. I’m pleased to see that we are boating in more races at the Head of the River this year. In the Junior Shed, Hayden Schilling and Koren Fang have guided the quads well.

"As always, the rowing program relied heavily on its parental input this year to make a hectic schedule doable. Whether as cooks, stall holders, drivers, dormitory supervisors, financiers or fund raisers, they really give a lot for their sons. Thank you to the Rowing Committee, particularly: George and Noi Comninos, Jenny Nixon, Sylvia Peng, Diana Sutherland, Carol Davis, Hong Zhou, Zixiu Guo, Kate Sands, Tracy Whittaker, Ron Trent and Tevita Katafano. Without your great efforts and those of other parents who helped out we could never deliver the high quality rowing program that we do.

"In the last decade in particular there has been an accelerating trend towards more professionalism in sport. Parents expect higher standard coaching for their children at all levels. Schools have more specialist coaches employed now than ever before. The equipment is better and the understanding of training and nutrition is highly refined. In most sports the difference between amateurs and professionals is mainly to be found in superior consistency. Professionals work towards the complete eradication of error during their performances. They train very hard on the simple things and always strive to perform them to perfection. Let’s hope as our new sports policy is embedded we can achieve higher quality training sessions in preparation for competition.

"During the last 15 years, crews at High have averaged 6m24sec for the 2000m journey at the Head of the River. When they are goal setting. I know every boy in every crew at the Head of the River will strain to his utmost to help his crew achieve their goals. Just being on the course is its own reward. Soak up the atmosphere of this great occasion. Stay calm and focussed. Push yourself through the pain.

"Congratulations to all boys who have done the work and been selected to represent the school this week."
Dr K A Jaggar

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From the Canteen

Thank you to our volunteers last week:-

MON: Yoshi Kita Leong, Pam Jepson, Carrie Ng,
TUES: Lisa Zhang, Frank Yu Liu, Long Nguyen,
WED: Cindy Tseu, Jenny Chiu, Kunti Ranade
THUR: Annie Jiang, Xing Ping Zhang, Pit Trent,
FRI: Sabrina, Xu, Okh yun Kim
Sharon Hughes

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From the High Store

Pre Rugby Season SALE

The High Store is offering a discount for purchasing your training mesh, cap & water bottle in the month of March.

Training Mesh $55 NOW $50
Rugby Cap $20 NOW $16.50
Rugby Water Bottle $9.90 NOW $8.50

Mrs Gentelle

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Athletics Carnival Program

17 March 2014

Time Track Event #1 Track Event #2 Time Field Event
8:30am Hurdles
(outside 6 lanes)
Panel A
1500m
(After start - go to Inside 2 lanes)
Panel A
8:30am
12’s High Jump
13’s Shot Put
14’s Long Jump
15’s Javelin
16’s Triple Jump
17’s Discus
Panel A
9:30am 100m heats
Panel A & B

9:30am

12’s Shot put
13’s Long Jump
14’s Javelin
15’s Triple Jump
16’s Discus
17+ High Jump

Panel B
11am 800m
Panel B

10:30am
12’s Long Jump
13’s Javelin
14’s -
15’s Discus
16’s High Jump
17+ Shot Put
Panel A
12pm 200m heats
Panel A

11:30am
12’s Javelin
13’s –
14’s Discus
15’s High Jump
16’s Shot put
17+ Long Jump
Panel B
1pm 400m
Panel B

12:30pm
12’s -
13’s Discus
14’s High Jump
15’s Shot Put
16’s Long Jump
17+ Javelin
Panel A
2pm
100m finals
Panel A

1:30pm
12’s Discus
13’s High Jump
14’s Shot Put
15’s Long Jump
16’s Javelin
17+ Triple Jump
Panel B
2:30pm 200m finals
Panel B





3pm 4x100m House Relay
Panel B



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Free workshop for supervisors of learner drivers

Ensure your learner driver has the best possible introduction to driving; their life could depend on it!

The City of Sydney aims to improve road safety with a workshop for supervisors of learner drivers.

Wednesday 9 April 2014
6pm -8pm
Customs House
Alfred Street, Circular Quay

The two hour workshop will provide pertinent practical advice regarding:

  • laws for learner and P-plate drivers.
  • how to use the Learner Driver Log Book
  • how to plan on-road driving sessions and supervise learner drivers
  • understanding the benefits of supervised on road driving experience

Bookings are essential, please phone The City of Sydney on 9265 9333 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   to reserve your seat.

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Music Notes

MUSIC COMMITTEE MEETING
There will be a music committee meeting on Tuesday 18th of March from 6:30-7:30pm in the Staff Common Room to discuss and organise for the new year including the USA music tour next year. All parents are welcome!

GOVERNMENT HOUSE @ the SIR RODEN & LADY CUTLER FOUNDATION FUNCTION
Thank you to all the boys in Senior Strings who performed musically under the tutelage of Ms Irwin at the Government House last Thursday evening (6th of March).

BIG NIGHT OUT
The SBHS Big Night Out event will be on Saturday 29th of March commencing at 5pm. Stage Bands and Senior Strings will be performing at this event. All parents, friends and family are welcome to come along to this eventful evening!

MEET THE MUSIC (Years 9-12)
All four MTM concerts will commence at 6:30pm at the Opera House and boys are to be in FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM. There is also a pre-concert talk 45 minutes before each concert held in the Northern Foyer of the Opera House. The talk will shed some light on composition techniques and historical context of the pieces performed on the night.

Concert Dates:
Concert 1: Wednesday 19th March, “Beethoven’s Fifth”
Concert 2: Wednesday 16th July, “Jandamamarra”
Concert 3: Wednesday 20th August, “Hear It, Feel It”
Concert 4: Wednesday 22nd October, “Dramatic Trumpet”

ANNUAL MUSIC CAMP 2014
Students in the Music Performance Program- Music Camp will be on Wednesday 28th May - Friday 30th May @ Naamaroo- Uniting Venues. Relevant forms will be handed out from next week.

The 2014 ensemble rehearsal timetable is provided below:

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning rehearsals
7.45am
unless stated otherwise
Intermediate Concert Band
Room 201
Senior Concert Band
Room 201
Senior  Stage Band
Room 101
7am
Senior String Ensemble
Room 101
Symphony Orchestra
Room 201
  Training Concert Band
Room 202

Terms 2, 3, 4
Junior Stage Band
Room 101
  Saxophone Ensemble
Room 102

8:45am
Junior String Ensemble
Room 208
Intermediate  Stage Band
Room 101
Marching Band
TERM 1 & 4

MPW
Chamber Choir
Room 101
Philharmonic Orchestra
Room 208
 
Afternoon rehearsals
Start @ 3.30pm
Marching Band
TERM  1 & 4

3.30 - 4.30pm
  Jazz Ensemble
Room 201
  Percussion Ensemble
Room 201
4:30pm
   
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From the Junior Library

CYBER WEEK SURVEY – An Award Scheme Point for completing! It is in Moodle.  Complete online now?
As online information/research has a lot to do with finding information - our Library has put together a survey so that we can quantify your cyber and library requirements more accurately.  This survey has a lot to do with the library but also looks at how you use cyber based school information services.  It will only take you 5 minutes as most answers are “tick the box”.

The more boys who complete this survey the more accurate our information will be. The deadline for completion will be the end of Cyber Week.

We will publish a summary of the results in High Notes.  Nothing you say will be attributed to you personally.  Only the Librarian will see individual results.  Our aim is overall statistics not individual information.

YEAR 7 REVIEWING The Firebird Mystery FOR SPINEOUT MAGAZINE
Thank you Mrs Gordon for corresponding with and co-purchasing SpineOut Magazine an e magazine resource (See Library Enquiry main screen).  SpineOut have offered a Year 7 student the opportunity to review this book and to have his review published in SpineOut Magazine. High Notes will also be publishing this review.  The student who volunteered to read this book is Kim Nicholls, Year 7. Thank you to the generous Year 7 boys who also volunteered and to Kim who got there first.

Kim will get to keep this book.  We look forward to his review.

TELLING THE LIBRARIAN WHAT BOOKS TO BUY
Thanks to the Years 8 & 9 boys who let the Librarian know what to buy.  All of your suggestions are now on my list to purchase.  Year 7 this week I will be constructing a suggestion list for you.  And I will be emailing you.  Please do not hesitate to put your own suggestions before mine and return my email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Both Librarians had a purchasing day last Tuesday at Kinokuniya Bookstore. This bookstore is take-your-breath-away big and worth a visit to Galleries Victoria near the Queen Victoria Building for book lovers.
Mrs Crothers
Teacher-Librarian

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SBHS Debating

Debating MIC Report

 Last week I was at FED and watched our Year 10s speak up as Year 11s and do an excellent job at beating the Trinity Year 11 in a definitional debate. Our Year 10s showed themselves to be confident and highly competent debaters and the debate was one of the most interesting I have ever seen. Our three Senor teams won and our three junior teams lost.  Well done to all of you.  Ms Rigby was at Rose Bay where we had Years 9, 10 and 11 wins on the topic of gender issues.

On Monday Riley Irwin debated in a Public School team at Parliament House for Commonwealth Day. Congratulations on being chosen for the team and more congratulations for being chosen as Best Speaker. This is the third year in succession that we have been invited to send one of our students to this debate and the third year they have been chosen as Best Speaker.

Just a reminder that NSW trials are on this weekend 15-16 March. Antony and Chris very strongly encourage the seniors to trial, including Year 10s, and especially the boys who have received a callback. You need to register online by 5pm Wednesday - so just rego now! Go to www.nswdu.com

The premier’s debating challenge starts its 2014 run this week with our Year 12 team debating Endeavour High School. Good luck to the boys.
Rachel Powell
Debating MIC

Debating Prefect Report

In last week’s competitions, we had three wins apiece in both Eastside (Years 9, 10 and 11 prevailed against Rose Bay) and FED (Years 10, 11 and 12 prevailed against Trinity). In both competitions we learnt valuable lessons for the season. The senior topic in Eastside was “Hollywood has been damaging for feminism”. This debate descended into an example war with both sides naming female-centric Hollywood films and what feminism is about. In cases like this it is important to know what you are talking about especially the definition of feminism. In the FED competition, the senior topic was “That medical records should be kept online” and this week Arthur Chao (Year 10 Debating Coordinator) has kindly written about his teams’ experience –

Last Friday, some Year 10 debaters (Thomas Shortridge, Max Koslowski and myself) went to Trinity and debated against their Year 11s. The topic we received was somewhat vague and hence open to interpretation. Unfortunately, it turned into a definition debate, with us being the NEG. Generally, it is the duty of the AFF to set up the definition and the bounds of the debate in a reasonable manner. If the AFF does so appropriately, then the NEG should agree and debate in those lines, ensuring a normal debate occurs. However Trinity (the AFF team) set up the debate to be that currently we use paper for medical records and proposed this should be changed to keep records on computers and online. In actual fact as we learnt after the debate, the status quo is currently that records are kept online for immediate access by individual clinics and hospitals in a regional or local manner. Evidently, they were not aware of this and so they essentially defined us to arguing for paper. This is a position which is neither fair nor defendable so in these cases the NEG must contest the definition and propose a more compromising definition to set the parameters of the debate. We set it up as that health records will be kept on the internet and thus allowing general public access. According to the adjudicator this was also too extreme and he would've preferred a more central position where there is consent involved. In the rest of the debate neither side agreed on a definition and so what we did was to argue both cases, their case and our case, thereby winning the debate.

Tips of the Week

  • It is pivotal that we research the topic areas of each rounds’ debates and be prepared for all topics. Having a legitimate statistic really strengthens your argument. So remember, in debating, knowledge is power.
  • If you would like your debating teams’ experience to feature in my weekly report feel free to email me a report about it (my email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), just as Arthur did, or come and talk to me about it.

Lokesh Sharma
Debating Prefect

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World’s Greatest Shave

On Tuesday 11th of March, our CSC (Community Service Community) held the World's Greatest Shave to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation, Australia's peak body for blood cancer, who fund research and provide free services to support people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders, and their families.  The day began at 8:15, with $2 hair colouring at the flat and junior quad. This continued until the bell.  Then at lunch, the main event began at the amphitheatre.  Over 30 heads were shaved, while speakers blasted music and encouraged enthusiasm from the crowd.  Our donation collectors amassed an amazing $432.50 by the end of the day.  This year WGS was organised by Shreyas Pulapaka and Alexander Hossain, assisted by Adilmorad Nadir, Soloman Saleh and Ethan Ou.  We also had Andrew Nam, Angus Wu, Bosco Tran, Alif Khondaker, Josh Sangueza, Tahmeed Hossain, Niyaz Mostafa and Joshua Tran helping with colouring and money collection.  Our outstanding shavers were Shayan Vatandoust, Michael Dadson, Boris Amromin, Nick Phillis, Niyazul Bari and Tarun Sethi.  Gautham Shankar, Michael Dadson, Shayan Vatandoust and Denny Fu lent us clippers to use for the shave.  Thanks to all who participated and/or donated to help make this such a successful fun day for a necessary charity.
Shreyas Pulapaka, 11E

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SBHS Rugby

High Rugby = High Spirit

Training program for Rugby 2014

Weeks 8-11 Term 1
Monday morning (8am) – scrum training (Juniors) MPW
Monday Lunchtime – Scrum training (Opens) the Flat, Halfback passing MPW
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.

April Holidays Week 2
Tuesday 22nd of April – 12-2 MPW
Thursday 24th of April – 9-11 MPW

Weeks 1-2 Term 2
Monday morning (8am) – scrum training (Juniors) MPW
Monday Lunchtime – Scrum training (Opens) the Flat, Halfback passing MPW
Wednesday during sport – Seniors minus athletes McKay
Thursday during sport – Juniors minus athletes McKay

Week 3 Term 2 until Term 3 Week 8 (End of season)
Monday morning (8am) – scrum training (Juniors) MPW
Monday Lunchtime – Scrum training (Opens) the Flat, Halfback passing MPW
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

Game schedule:

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
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Annual Cross Country Carnival

Friday 21nd March 2014
1.00 - 3.00 pm
Bat & Ball, Mount Steele
Ms Dam, Mr Kesting

Parents: Your son will be dismissed earlier than usual on  Friday 22nd March, 2013

Program:

1.15 pm 17 & 18 years 3 km 3 Loops
1.30 pm 16 years 3 km 3 Loops
1.45 pm 15 years 3 km 3 Loops
2.00 pm 14 years 3 km 2 Loops
2.15 pm 13 years 2 km 2 Loops
2.30 pm 12 years 2 km 2 Loops

Directions:

  • Students are to attend regular classes for periods 1, 2 (recess) and 3, followed by lunch & the Cross Country carnival.
  • On the day of the carnival, students are to wear either PE gear or sportswear for the day.
  • Students are to cross the road at lights only.
  • Stay in school grounds, and then move over to the venue when the bell rings.
  • When your race is called go to the starting area.
  • At the finish you will be given a place ticket.
  • If you are in the first 15 places you go to the first 15 table to have your position recorded, and then proceed to your House Roll Table.
  • All runners to proceed with finish ticket to your House Roll Table.
  • Tell the teacher your name, roll class and finishing position
  • After the race you will be dismissed by a teacher.

Rules:

  • Everyone attends and must compete unless you have a doctor’s medical certificate for illness.
  • Students with a Medical certificate must hand it in to Ms Dam by 9am on Friday morning and will be put on a special roll which will be marked in Room 102 at the start of the carnival (1PM).  Students will stay in Room 102 until then end of the carnival and help pack up the equipment.
  • You must run in shoes. 
  • Stay on the course and follow directions from course marshals.
  • Spectators must stay within 20m of Cleveland St and are not permitted on the course.
  • Winning house determined by the lowest total of the first ten runners to finish.
  • To qualify for the Award scheme you must compete & finish.
  • Top ten runners will comprise the provisional school team to compete at the zone.
  • Only the first 15 places will be timed.
  • Cross Country Champions will be selected from this event.
  • Any MIC ruling is final.

Additional Info:

  • The School Cross Country is the first qualifying event within the CHS Competition. 
  • The first 10 runners for each age division will make up the school team for the Eastern Suburbs Zone Carnival. The first 10 runners at the Zone Carnival will compete at the Sydney East Regional Carnival and the first 10 runners from Regional Carnival go on to the NSW All Schools Carnival.
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Basketball: Shootin' Hoops

High vs Newington

HIGH vs. NEWINGTON: Term 1, 2013

TEAM RESULT SCORE TOP SCORER
1st WIN 81-65 M.FLYNN 24
2nd WIN 43-32 E.MERRICK 9
3rd WIN 32-22 W.GONG 8
 
4th WIN 31-34 M.HO 10, K.DANG 10
5th WIN 20-17 C.WANG 7
6th WIN 30-14 TEAM EFFORT
7th WIN 15-11 TEAM EFFORT
8TH WIN 27-17 WAYLON LU 9
 
16A WIN 48-19 W.CHEN 12
16B WIN 36-15 R.SEONG 17
16C LOSS 8-23 D.KIM, J.NGUYEN 4
16D WIN 24-20 H.PARK 13
16E WIN 58-12 R.SUN 12
15A WIN 34-33 A.LI 16
15B WIN 36-28 A.LEE 12
15C WIN 30-21 TEAM EFFORT
15D WIN 36-14 TEAM EFFORT
15E WIN 35-14 TEAM EFFORT
15F WIN 63-0 TEAM EFFORT
14A LOSS 16-37 BIG IMPROVEMENT
14B WIN 26-24 J.SUI 12
14C WIN 26-14 K.WILSON 10
14D WIN 41-8 D.CHAN 14
14E WIN 41-12 J.LEE 11
14F WIN 69-4 J.KIM 22

HIGH vs. NEWINGTON: Term 1, 2014

TEAM RESULT SCORE TOP SCORER
 1st WIN 70-56 G.GERLACH 22
2nd LOSS 49-42 C.SHI 12
3rd WIN 35-31 B.TRUONG 9
4th WIN 30-14 T.ZHANG 8
5th WIN 35-14 C.WANG 14
6th WIN 21-9 A.KUANG 6
7th WIN 37-8 G.CHEN 18
8th WIN 36-22 TEAM EFFORT
16A LOSS 30-38 Y.KITA-LEONG
16B WIN 24-22 L.SHTEIN 6
16C WIN 28-22 A.RUSLI 6
16D WIN 52-28 H.PARK 12
16E WIN 25-15 P.JOHNSTONE 8
16F WIN 26-18 D.CAI 8
15A LOSS 27-34 K.WANG 12
15B WIN 45-10 C.WON 16
15C WIN 18-26 J.YE 9
15D WIN 25-15 C.MCGRATH 10
15E WIN 65-8 D.SHARMA 13
15F WIN 65-5 J.ZHENG 16
14A LOSS 21-46 TEAM EFFORT
14B WIN 36-35 J.SOY 14
14C LOSS 23-20 S.NAWA 10
14D WIN 47-18 J.LAI 12
14E WIN 22-20 Y.YIP 12
14F WIN 21-18 TEAM EFFORT
13A LOSS 16-46 W.MENG 6
13B LOSS 18-20 R.CAL 10
13C LOSS 14-42 D.GOH 8
13D LOSS 4-51 A.NGUYEN 2
13E WIN 25-23 TEAM EFFORT
13F DRAW 12-12 TEAM EFFORT

The end of another season, and to the 13s, the end to their first!  First grade did not only come in first place, but were UNDEFEATED with 520 points for and a spectacular 352 against, this was an amazing season for first grade (THE BEST EVER!).  Another big congratulations to all teams for encouraging the spirit of Sydney High and putting their heart and soul into every game and good luck for next season! The b’ball dinner is at max capacity with 290 approx. in attendance!!!

Glanden Zheng is giving up his position as Shootin’ Hoops editor and I will be stepping up to his spot.  Kudos to him for editing many Shootin’ Hoop editions.

AAGPS 1st Grade Table

Played Won Lost Forfeit For Against Points Placing
High 7 7 0 0 520 352 14 1
St. Joseph's 7 5 2 0 514 443 12 2=
Scots 7 5*** 2 0 293 306 12 2=
Newington 7 4 3 0 468 433 11 4
Kings 7 3 3 1 402 363 9 5=
St. Ignatius 7 3 3 1 429 401 9 5=
Shore 7 0 7 0 356 561 7 7=
Grammar 7 1 5 1 363 486 7 7=

AAGPS 2nd Grade Table

  Played Won Lost Forfeit For Against Points Placing
St. Joseph's 7 5 2 0 425 264 12 1=
St. Ignatius 7 6 0 1 280 240 12 1=
High 7 4 3 0 362 291 11 3=
Scots 7 4*** 3 0 148 209 11 3=
Kings 7 4 2 1 327 265 10 5
Newington 7 2 5 0 263 333 9 6
Shore 7 1 6 0 263 316 8 7=
Grammar 7 2 4 1 217 304 8 7=

*wins indicated by forfeit

~ 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

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! 

All rowing parents are invited to the Rowing Dinner/Presentation Night that evening in the Great Hall, where thanks are extended to everyone involved in the season – coaches, staff, committee, parents and the boys.

The crews representing Sydney Boys High School at the 2014 AAGPS Head of the River

Crew Rowers Coach
School 1st VIII James Tinker, Josh Maloof, Jesse Nixon, Tom Luo, Sam Musgrove, Steve Comninos, Ray Fang, Shawn Noronha, (c) Kenny Liu Simon Hoadley
School 2nd VIII Chi Mao, Terry Fong, Tim Medley, Jake Davis, Neil Song, Louis Huyen, Jing Li, Jackson Tan, (c) George Han-McEvoy Pravin Radhakrishnan
School 1st IV Alan Qi, Andrew Rong, Dan Tran, Luke Hoad, (c) Alvis Leung Isaac Eveleigh
School 2nd IV Stuart Benjamin, Victor Oh, Ben Ling, Chris Ketkeo, (c) Remi Lim Gareth Deacon Alan Low
Year 10 1st VIII William Chen, Wesley Zhang, Ed Belokopytov, Jayden Forday, Jason Qiu, Jacob Katafono, Kevin Fan, Oliver Lethbridge, (c) Daniel Xu Gareth Deacon
Year 10 2nd VIII Manning Blackall, Robert Yuan, James Merlo, Jiachen Lu, Tony Dong, Ricky Pachon, Richard Ding, Darren Lim, (c) John Chen Reserve: Joshua King Alan Low

Sydney Rowing Club Regatta Results –

Congratulations to Steve Comninos, Sam Musgrove, Ray Fang, Shawn Noronha and (c) Kenny Liu finishing 2nd in the final of the SHS U19 Quad Scull in the fast time of 6.56.47.

NSW Schoolboy Head of the River Results –

There were many great results - well done to the following crews winning medals –

Rowers Place Event Time
Kevin Guo 3rd Y9 1st single scull 3.58.87
Timothy Trent 2nd Y8 1st single scull 4.16.99
Flidon Wang 2nd Y9 2nd single scull 4.17.71
James Tinker, Jesse Nixon, Josh Maloof, Tom Luo, (c) Daniel Xu 3rd Schoolboy 2nd coxed quad 7.19.65
Ray Fang, Shawn Noronha 3rd Schoolboy 2nd double scull 7.37.84
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GPS Swimming Report

SOPAC Carnival 2

Carnival 2 proved rather competitive with all GPS schools fighting for CIS spots. There were many credible performers on the night.  Congratulations to the following 1st place finishes:

Event 2  Boys 12 Years 50  Metre Freestyle Championship
GPS: 28.76 R 13/03/2009 Allen Guo – Sydney Boys High
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Luo, James 12 Sydney Boys High 30.29
Event 10  Boys 15-16 200  Metre Freestyle (Intermediate) Division
GPS: 01:56.3 R 24/02/2012 Peter Topalidis – The Kings School
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Rowlands, Jake 15 Sydney Boys High 02:07.5
Event 28  Boys 15 Years 50  Metre Breaststroke
GPS: 31.47 R 13/03/2013 Lachlan Hile– Shore School
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Guo, Kevin 15 Sydney Boys High 34.19
Event 35  Boys 12 Years 50  Metre Butterfly
GPS: 31.77 R 13/03/2009 Christopher  Dwyer - St Ignatius’ College
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Luo, James 12 Sydney Boys High 35.19
Event 39  Boys 16 Years 50  Metre Butterfly
GPS: 26.17 R 18/03/2010 Te Haumi Maxwell - Newington College
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Nakamura, Kazuo 16 Sydney Boys High 28.76
Event 42  Boys 12-14 200  Metre Breaststroke (Junior)
GPS: 02:43.1 R 2012 Lachlan Hile - Shore School
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Guo, Allen 13 Sydney Boys High 03:06.7
Event 45  Boys 12 Years 50  Metre Backstroke Championship
GPS: 34.57 R 13/03/2009 Christopher  Dwyer - St Ignatius' College
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Luo, James 12 Sydney Boys High 36.14
 
Event 57  Boys 15 Years 4x50  Metre Freestyle Relay
GPS: 01:45.7 R 2011 St Ignatius' College
Team Relay Finals Time
1 Sydney Boys High 01:51.6
1) Best, Kalem 15 2) Rowlands, Jake 15 3) Guo, Kevin 15 4) Qiu, Jason 15
29.48 57.12 01:24.9 01:51.6
    
Event 58  Boys 16 Years 4x50  Metre Freestyle Relay
GPS: 01:42.1 R 2012 St Ignatius' College
Team Relay Finals Time
1 Sydney Boys High 01:47.4
1) Haddo, Christian 16 2) McNaughton, Andrew 16 3) Nakamura, Kazuo 16 4) Menzel, Max 16
27.68 55.09 01:21.5 01:47.4

GPS Swimming Report: Riverview - Carnival 3

A rather experimental night where all swimmers were given opportunities to try out other strokes. Despite this there were some notable performers.   Congratulations to the following 1st place finishes:

Event 3  Boys 12 Years 50  Metre Freestyle Championship
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Luo, James 12 Sydney Boys High 30.97
Event 5  Boys 14 Years 50  Metre Freestyle Championship
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Yoon, Brendan 14 Sydney Boys High 28.7
Event 7  Boys 16 Years 50  Metre Freestyle Championship
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Haddo, Christian 16 Sydney Boys High 25.98
Event 10  Boys 12 Years 50  Metre Freestyle Division
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Xu, Jinmin 12 Sydney Boys High 32
Event 17  Boys 12 Years 50  Metre Breaststroke Championship
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Luo, James 12 Sydney Boys High 40.47
Event 18  Boys 13 Years 50  Metre Breaststroke Championship
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Guo, Allen 13 Sydney Boys High 37.84
Event 24  Boys 12 Years 50  Metre Breaststroke Division
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Xu, Jinmin 12 Sydney Boys High 40.93
Event 26  Boys 14 Years 50  Metre Breaststroke Division
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Yoon, Brendan 14 Sydney Boys High 38.91
Event 28  Boys 16 Years 50  Metre Breaststroke Division
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Haddo, Christian 16 Sydney Boys High 36.39
Event 29  Boys 17 Years 50  Metre Breaststroke Division
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Mah, Leonard 17 Sydney Boys High 33.35
Event 32  Boys 12 Years 50  Metre Backstroke Championship
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Luo, James 12 Sydney Boys High 37.55
Event 34  Boys 14 Years 50  Metre Backstroke Championship
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Yoon, Brendan 14 Sydney Boys High 33.49
Event 39  Boys 12 Years 50  Metre Backstroke Division
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Xu, Jinmin 12 Sydney Boys High 36.49
Event 41  Boys 14 Years 50  Metre Backstroke Division
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Feng, Adam 14 Sydney Boys High 34.09
Event 46  Boys 12 Years 50  Metre Butterfly Championship
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Luo, James 12 Sydney Boys High 36.32
Event 50  Boys 16 Years 50  Metre Butterfly Championship
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Nakamura, Kazuo 16 Sydney Boys High 28.37
Event 52  Boys 18 & Over 50  Metre Butterfly Championship
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Lee, Eugene 18 Sydney Boys High 29.03
Event 53  Boys 12 Years 50  Metre Butterfly Division
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Xu, Jinmin 12 Sydney Boys High 37.8
Event 61  Boys 14 Years 4x50  Metre Freestyle 4x50m Relay
Team Relay Finals Time
1 Sydney Boys High 02:00.4
1) Yoon, Brendan 14 2) Zeng, Jonathan 14 3) Luo, Harvey 14 4) Feng, Adam 14
Event 62  Boys 15 Years 4x50  Metre Freestyle 4x50m Relay
Team Relay Finals Time
1 Sydney Boys High 01:54.8
1) Haddo, Issac 15 2) Rowlands, Jake 15 3) Qiu, Jason 15 4) Guo, Kevin 15

GPS Swimming Report: SOPAC - Carnival 4

As the competition intensifies the big guns of swimming begin to perform. At this stage of the competition everyone is fighting for a GPS spot.   Congratulations to the following 1st place finishes:

Event 2  Boys 12 Years 100  Metre Freestyle
2012 GPS: 01:04.0 R 27/02/2009 Christopher Dwyer - St Ignatius' College
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Luo, James 12 Sydney Boys High 01:09.4
Event 4  Boys 14 Years 100 Metre Freestyle
2012 GPS: 57.64 R 22/03/2013 Callum Lowe-Griffiths - Newington College
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Yoon, Brendan 14 Sydney Boys High 01:03.3
Event 6  Boys 16 Years 100 Metre Freestyle
2012 GPS: 52.94 R 23/03/2012 Angus Hannan - St Ignatius' College
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Haddo, Christian 16 Sydney Boys High 55.99
Event 15  Boys 12 Years 50 Metre Freestyle
2012 GPS: 28.76 R 13/03/2009 Christopher Dwyer - St Ignatius' College
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Luo, James 12 Sydney Boys High 31.21
Event 20  Boys 17 Years 50 Metre Freestyle
2012 GPS: 23.98 R 22/03/2013 Angus Hannan - St Ignatius' College
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Mah, Leonard 17 Sydney Boys High 26
Event 25  Boys 12 Years 50  Metre Breaststroke Championship
2012 GPS: 40.3 R 22/03/2013 Allen Guo - Sydney Boys High
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Luo, James 12 Sydney Boys High 41.1
Event 33  Boys 15-16 100  Metre Butterfly (Intermediate)
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Nakamura, Kazuo 16 Sydney Boys High 01:03.0
29.58 01:03.0
Event 35  Boys 12 Years 50  Metre Backstroke Championship
2012 GPS: 34.57 R 13/03/2009 Christopher Dwyer
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Luo, James 12 Sydney Boys High 37.44
 
Event 45  Boys 12 Years 50  Metre Butterfly
2012 GPS: 31.77 R 13/03/2009 Christopher Dwyer - St Ignatius' College
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Luo, James 12 Sydney Boys High 36.58
Event 49  Boys 16 Years 50  Metre Butterfly
2012 GPS: 26.17 R 18/03/2010 Te Haumi Maxwell - Newington College
Name Age Team Finals Time
1 Nakamura, Kazuo 16 Sydney Boys High 27.98
Event 57  Boys 15 Years 4x50  Metre Medley Relay
2012 GPS: 02:00.3 R 1/01/2010 Sydney Grammar School
Team Relay Finals Time
1 Sydney Boys High
1) Best, Kalem 15 2) Rowlands, Jake 15 3) Guo, Kevin 15 4) Qiu, Jason
34.06 01:07.9  1:40.08                                   02:06.8
Event 58  Boys 16 Years 4x50  Metre Medley Relay
Team Relay Finals Time
1 Sydney Boys High
1) Haddo, Christian 16 2) McNaughton, Andrew 16 3) Nakamura, Kazuo 16  4) Menzel, Max 16
33.67 01:10.0 01:38.4 02:04.0

Well done Team
P Loizou
MIC Swimming

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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 Newington
Last Round of GPS Season

1st Grade Result 2nd Grade Result
D1 1 + 6 L 6-4 6-2 1 + 3 L 6-2 6-2
D2 2 + 5 L 6-4 6-1 2 + 4 W 6-4 6-2
D3 3 + 4 L 7-6 1-6 10-8 5 + 6 W 6-0 6-1
S1 Josh Sangueza L 6-0 6-3 Richard Hao W 4-6 6-2 6-2
S2 Adam Smagarinsky L 6-2 6-3 Carl Yang DNF 6-2 5-7 3-4
S3 Stevie Young L 6-3 6-0 Danny Yu L 6-4 6-2
S4 Eddy Wang L 4-6 6-3 5-7 Aaron Tang L 6-1 6-1
S5 Jack Karnaghan L 6-1 3-6 6-3 James Lian W 6-1 4-6 6-3
S6 Matthew O’Sullivan L 6-1 6-2 Bohan Deng L 1-6 6-3 3-6

1st Grade
After a disappointing washout last week where First Grade tennis had a chance to accumulate much needed points First Grade faced Newington at High for the last round of this season’s GPS tournament. Newington having already confirmed the victory had proven their ability throughout the season and we were well aware of the opposition we were facing. However, despite this we intended to finish the season on a positive note. 1 and 2 doubles fought hard in the first two sets both having the opportunities to clinch the opening sets however where unable to. Stevie and Eddy in number 3 doubles again showed their dominance in doubles however could not finish off their match before their opponents where able to get back into the match. In the singles results varied. Newington being a very talented side managed to win the 1, 2, 3 and 6 singles matches however Eddy and Jack had close encounters lasting three sets. Both players played great matches showing their consistent improvement but again displayed our team’s major weakness -  not being able to finish off matches. Finishing in equal 7th position it is obviously not a position that we were hoping for but one we can improve on.
Adam Smagarinsky
First Grade Captain

2nd Grade
High Seconds were confident going into the last rubber of the season to see all their blood, sweat and tears to be put into action. With an unfortunate wash out against Joeys, High were ready to finish the season strong. Doubles 1, Richard and Bohan, fought against tough and aggressive net players and were overwhelmed, losing 6-2 6-2. Doubles 2, Carl and James, fought against tough baseline players. However, aggressive net play resulted in a 6-4 6-2 win. Doubles 3, Danny and Aaron, played consistently combined with solid net play, overwhelming their inconsistent opponents and comfortably winning 6-0 6-1. With 2 out the the 3 doubles won, High were confident with only 3 more matches needed to bring home the win. Number 1, Richard, played consistently with a tough baseline strategy tiring out his opponent and winning in an intense 4-6 6-2 6-2. Number 2, Carl, played a chip and charge style with the inability to play consistent ground strokes and unfortunately had an unfinished match due to time restraint with a result of 6-2 5-7 3-4. Number 3, Danny, played a strong and fast paced opponent and was overpowered resulting in a 4-6 2-6 loss. Number 4, Aaron, played a tough baseline style player and was outplayed in consistency and power, losing 1-6 1-6. Number 5, James, played with solid ground strokes and aggressive net play comfortably winning the first set 6-1. However loss of focus after a 3-0 lead in the second led to a 4-6 loss. But regain of concentration allowed for him to finish his opponent with a 6-1 4-6 6-3 win. Number 5, Bohan, played a consistency type player but consistent play from Bohan too led to a tight but unfortunate 1-6 6-3 3-6 loss. The rubber finished with 4 wins per team and 1 draw resulting in an overall 6-6 draw. This was a great way to finish off the GPS season against one of the strongest schools, and High are confident for the coming season.
Carl Yang
Second Grade Captain

5th Grade
It was the last match of the season, and High Fifth Grade was looking to end the season on a high note, playing Newington College. Doubles 1, William Du and Gordon Qian had a tough match pulling through at the end with a 6-5 (7-5) win in the tiebreaker, coming back from being 5-2 down. Doubles 2, Michael Hauser and Jason Garrett played a stronger game than their opponents winning 6-4. Despite the great doubles match results, W Du and M Hauser unfortunately lost their singles match 4-6 and 3-6, respectively. However J Garrett won his singles match swimmingly, outplaying his opponent with a 6-0 win, as well as G Qian also winning 6-4. Overall, High has had a great tennis season greatly enjoying the GPS tournament. Hopefully coming back next year with a new and stronger team.
Gordon Qian

Junior Results

16 As
It is the last match of the GPS tennis season and everyone arrived early to prepare for the devastation of Newington College. Although the Cs and Ds matches took longer than expected and took up our warm up period, that did not deter us. The matches started off with doubles as usual with the A1 pair winning 6-2 but the A3 pair losing 6-2. In the singles area the A1 lost 6-3, the A2 pulling off a 6-1 win. The A3 performed well and managed a 6-2 win but the A4 lost 6-1. Today was an overall win for the As good effort this season.
Ervin Zhou

14 As
Congratulations on the outstanding results on our last match against Newington. SBHS 14A tennis played at Newington courts on the 8th of March. A1 and A2 doubles we won 6-0. A1 singles we won 6-1 and A2 singles we also won 6-1. A3 and A4 doubles we won 6-3. A3 singles we won 6-5 and A4 singles we lost 3-6. Overall we had an amazing game and we won 5 sets to 1. Congratulations and see you next season!
Kinzey Rahardja

For more info visit the Sydney High tennis website at: http://www.sydneyhigh.org.au/tennis/

Thank you to everybody who supported Sydney High Tennis this year!!!
Come Down This Saturday afternoon for the Tennis BBQ

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High Family

The Bulletin Board for Sydney Boys High P & C.

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P&C General Meeting - 2013 HSC Analysis

The P&C thanks Dr Jaggar for his presentation at our General meeting last Monday where he provided an analysis of the 2013 HSC and ATAR results. We had a large number of interested parents in attendance and the information provided was invaluable in gaining an understanding of these complex processes.  This was the last P&C meeting for Term 1. The next General Meeting will be held in Term 2 at 6:30pm on Monday 12th May in the Staff Common Room. We look forward to seeing you there.

SBHS Big Night Out- Tickets Available Now

Tickets are on sale NOW for the Big Night Out from the cashier in the general office.

Ticket Prices: $20 for adults ($25 at the door) and $15 for students ($20 at the door)

NSW Government Announces Light Rail Bridge for Students of SBHS and SGHS

Many of you would have seen the item in the Telegraph this week announcing changes to the Light Rail in the Moore Park area, including provision for a separate bridge across Anzac Parade between the schools and the Light Rail station to provide safe crossing for students.  The P&C was represented on the Light Rail working group and would like to thank those involved for their work in bringing this issue to the attention of the Departments involved.  The co-operative and collaborative approach adopted by the two schools was a key element in this positive outcome.

Big Night Out 2014

ROLL UP, ROLL UP …..
Date for your Diaries

- BIG NIGHT OUT 2014 –

5.00pm
Saturday 29th March
Great Hall and Courtyard

FANTASTIC HOME-COOKED FOOD
Chinese Wok & BBQ,
Curry House
Greek BBQ
Dessert and more

SENSATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP
Raffle with great prizes
Heads & Tails (great prizes)

BYO or drinks, available for purchase on the night

Ian Sweeting

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