High Notes, Vol 15 No 8, March 21 2014
From the Principal
Trusts for the benefit of High boys
Tennis Court Refurbishment
A compound has been erected in the car park opposite the gymnasium to allow machinery and materials to be stored securely and waste material collected in a dumpster. There will be significant noise and dust pollution in the area for a couple of weeks while the grinding is done. I know the wider High community will understand that periodic maintenance such as this is necessary and will bear with us until the job is completed.
Sydney High School Building Fund
Early Bird Discounts
From the High Store
Pre Rugby Season SALE
7.45am unless stated otherwise
Intermediate Concert Band
Senior Concert Band
Senior Stage Band
Senior String Ensemble
Training Concert Band
Terms 2, 3, 4
Junior Stage Band
Junior String Ensemble
Intermediate Stage Band
TERM 1 & 4
Start @ 3.30pm
TERM 1 & 4
3.30 - 4.30pm
All rowers attended the traditional Rowing Assembly as a prelude to the NSW CHS Championship Regatta and AAGPS Head of the River. It was a moving occasion with parents and students present to hear Dr Jaggar and guest speakers, Karl Kruszelnicki (2005) and Josh Scharfegger (2005), address the assembly. Karl spoke of the camaraderie, the memory of particular events, and the teamwork involved to achieve the common goal of boatspeed. Josh elaborated on the preparation involved for Head of the River, how to make the most of the opportunity, and finally on race day, the execution. Captain of Boats, Ray Fang, introduced the 2014 GPS Head of the River crews, inspired the crews for racing at CHS and Head of the River, and finally rallied the rowers with a heartfelt war cry.
NSW CHS Championship Regatta Results
Sydney Boys rowing once again had a very successful outing at the NSW Combined High School Championship regatta last Thursday and Friday 13th and 14th of March. Co-hosting the event this year with Sydney Girls at the Sydney International Regatta Centre meant that we were under pressure to perform and perform we did.
The boys had an incredible haul of 9 Gold, 10 silver and 9 bronze medals out of 15 events, a great effort. We won the CHS schoolboy point score trophy and for the second year in a row we won the overall CHS championship point score trophy despite our lack of any schoolgirls to speak of - a great feat!
Notable mentions must be given to Roy Yi, who won the Junior Competitor of the Championship and to Sam Musgrove who won the CHS Overall Competitor in conjunction with me. Also to the 1st Year 10 VIII who rowed exceedingly well to get within 1.6 seconds of the 1st VIII and push them all the way to the line. Flidon Wang, Roy Yi, Kevin Guo and Oliver Lethbridge should also be commended for their impressive efforts to medal in the 15s, 16s and 17s single scull events, the hardest events at the championship.
All in all, the boys should be proud of the way they raced on Thursday and Friday, showing skill
and determination to dominate the opposition.
Vice-Captain of Boats 2014
CHS Medal Winners
|CHS Events||9 State Gold Medals||10 Silver Medals||9 Bronze Medals|
|U15 Single Scull||Flidon Wang||Roy Yi|
|U15 Double Scull||Roy Yi, Timothy Trent||Alan Guo, Ryan Zheng||Anderson Chan, Lachlan Goff|
|U15 Quad Scull||Flidon Wang, Nathan Quan, Roy Yi, Tommy Weng, Cox: Jack Zhou||Jason Zhang, Jack Ralph, Connor Fisher, Eric Chen, Cox: Kevin Jin||Lachlan Goff, Timothy Trent, Allen Guo, Ryan Zheng|
|U16 Single Scull||Kevin Guo|
|U16 Double Scull||Kevin Guo, Jason Qiu|
|U16 Quad Scull||Richard Ding, Tony Dong, Darren Lim, Robert Yuan, Cox: Alvis Leung||Jason Huo, Shane Wei, Ethan May, Kevin Guo, Cox: Jefferson Chan||Tushaya Mehndiratta, Kieran Shivakumaarun, Tony Li, Kevin Zhong, Cox: Jack Zhou|
|U17 Single Scull||Oliver Lethbridge|
|U17 Double Scull||Jing Li, James Tinker|
|U17 Quad Scull||Jing Li, James Tinker, Oliver Lethbridge, Jacob Katafono, Cox: Daniel Xu||Kevin Fan, Edward Belokopytov, Wesley Zhang, William Chen, Cox: Remington Lim||Stuart Benjamin, Jiachen Lu, James Merlo, Ricky Pachon, Cox: John Chen|
|Championship Double Scull||Ray Fang, Shawn Noronha|
|Championship Pair||Steve Comninos, Sam Musgrove||Louis Huyen, Chi Mao|
|Championship Quad Scull||Sam Musgrove, Steve Comninos, Ray Fang, Shawn Noronha, Cox: Kenneth Liu||Tim Medley, Jin Tan, Terry Fong, Jake Davis, Cox: George Han-McEvoy|
|Championship Four||Joshua Maloof, Jesse Nixon, Yi Luo, Neil Song, Cox: Kenneth Liu||Alan Qi, Chi Mao, Louis Huyen, Luke Hoad, Cox: George Han-McEvoy|
|Championship Eight||Yi Luo, Jesse Nixon, James Tinker, Joshua Maloof, Sam Musgrove, Steve Comninos, Ray Fang, Shawn Noronha, Cox: Kenneth Liu||William Chen, Wesley Zhang, Edward Belokopytov, Jayden Forday, Jason Qiu, Jacob Katafono, Kevin Fan, Oliver Lethbridge, Cox: Daniel Xu||Terry Fong, Alan Qi, Louis Huyen, Tim Medley, Neil Song, Jake Davis, Jing Li, Jin Tan, Cox: George Han-McEvoy|
Head of the River
A supportive and enthusiastic crowd of High students, parents, Old Boys and supporters turned up to cheer on the crews at the AAGPS Regatta on Saturday. Congratulations to every boy who rowed for High, and I’m sure the experience will be a positive memory.
- Y10 1st and 2nd Eight – Rowed exceptionally well, maintaining rhythm and technique throughout their races to achieve personal best times of 6.43.27 and 7.06.89 respectively.
- School 1st and 2nd Four – Congratulations to those crews for competing and representing the school. A gallant effort racing against much older and bigger boys – Times 1st Four - 7.50.44 and 2nd Four - 8.43.20
- 2nd Eight raced closer to other crews than recent previous years, and kept the power, skill and rhythm throughout the race – Time 7.00.55
- 1st Eight rowed well under pressure of high expectations. Despite the 1st Eight being a very athletic and skilled crew … the High rowers were up against outstanding GPS crews in the premier schoolboy race in the world - Time 6.38.86
250 people filled the Great Hall for the Rowing Dinner to celebrate and acknowledge the rowers’ efforts and achievements as a culmination to three days of racing at CHS and Head of the River. The speeches and presentation of crews were outstanding by Ryan Zheng, Year 8 Quads, Roy Yi, Year 9 Quads, Jacob Katafono, Year 10 VIIIs, and Captain of Boats, Ray Fang.
Certificates for ‘Outstanding Contribution to teamwork, training and performance’ were awarded to –
- Year 8 Quads – Dimas Sanjoyo, Widhi Widyatamaka, Jason Zhang, Keanne Nyugen, Brenda Kwan, Bryan Herijanto
- Year 9 Quads – Ethan May, Shane Wei, Connor Fisher, Matthew Whittaker, Jonathan Gao, Jeffrey Sung
- Year 10 Eights – Oliver Lethbridge, Richard Ding
- Seniors – Steve Comninos, Tim Medley, Dan Tran, Stuart Benjamin, and Alvis Leung
- Ken Robinson Trophy for top oarsman of 2014 – Steve Comninos
- Alan Grover Trophy for best performing coxswain of the season – Daniel Xu
- Merv Wood Cup awarded to the rower with the most potential to row at an elite level – Shawn Noronha
- High Senior Crew Shield awarded to the most impressive performance by a Senior crew – Championship 3rd quad at CHS - Andrew Rong, Chris Ketkeo, Dan Tran, Luke Hoad, (c) Alvis Leung
- High Junior Crew Shield - awarded to the most impressive performance by a Junior crew - Y8 2nd quad at Schoolboy Head of the River – Widhi Widyatamaka, Jason Zhang, Isaiah Wibowo, Anderson Chan, (c) Jiaming Sun
- CWP Barris Shield awarded to the ultimate clubman of the season – Kenneth Lui
AAGPS Athletics Invitation Meet
AM Carnival @ ES Marks
|8:10am||3000 m||ALL AGE|
|8:30am||Hurdles||U/13 – Open|
|9:10am||800m||U/13 – Open|
|9:50am||200m||U/13 – Open|
|10:30am||1500m||U/13 – Open|
|11.00am||100m||U/13 - Opens|
|11:40am||400m||U/13 – Open|
|12.10pm||4 x 100m||U/13 – Open|
Please note: Timings are only a guide and numbers of competitors and events will determine the exact timings for the Carnival. Events WILL be moved FORWARD if possible so please ensure you arrive well in advance of the scheduled program
We are hosting this event so any parent or teacher willing to help will be much appreciated.
Cricket Results – 2014 Term 1 Week 6
|GPS Round 7|
|1st XI||SBHS 10 – 112 v NC 6 - 165||Lost by 53 runs|
|2nd XI||SBHS 10 – 165 v NC 8 - 167||Lost by 2 wickets|
|3rd XI||SBHS 10 – 99 v NC 10 - 194||Lost by 95 runs||Michael Yu 46*|
|4th XI||SBHS 2 – 94 v NC 10 93||Won by 8 wickets||Jason Lin 50*, Renjith Joseph 5-34|
|5th XI||SBHS 7 – 131 v NC 9 - 130||Won by 3 wickets||Anantnath Thakur 41*, Yilun Zjou 3-19|
|16A XI||SBHS 7 – 158 v NC 117||Won by 41 runs||Michael Yu 50, Peter Yu 40|
|15A XI||SBHS 9 – 133 v NC 7 - 137||Lost by 3 wickets||Tully Moffat 57, Tully Moffat 4-30|
|15B XI||SBSH 5 – 137 v NC 7 - 135||Won by 5 wickets||Ishan Mohammed 46|
|14A XI||SBHS 4 – 145 v NC 4 – 144||Won by 6 wickets||Subesh Murugananthan 47|
|14B XI||Social game in school nets||Draw|
|13A XI||SBHS 10 – 141 v NC 10 - 131||Won by 10 runs|
|13B XI||SBHS 8 – 88 v NC 1 - 88||Lost by 9 wickets|
Note: W/O = Washed Out
MIC of Cricket Report
Saturday 8 March was a successful day for Sydney High against Newington. This term has been disappointing in regards to results going without a win across all teams. But the school managed to leave on a positive note winning five matches, two of which are A Teams. This shows positive signs to come in the future seasons. The 1st XI played extremely well restricting Newington to just 85 runs after 38 overs. Newington then fought on and set a par score of 165. The boys got off to their usual start of 2-50, but again failed to capitalise giving Newington victory and also giving them the GPS Premiership. Also on the day was the Inaugural Joseph Coates Trophy which the 1st XI played for. Joseph Coates was a former Headmaster at both Newington and Sydney High. He had a strong passion for cricket; therefore it was fitting to name a trophy after him. So congratulations to Newington on winning the Inaugural Joseph Coates Trophy and the GPS premiership. The 2nd XI was in full control of their match, setting another par score of 160. They had Newington 8-61 and the boys could sense their first victory in four seasons. Unfortunately the boys were unable to finish them off and Newington came away with a miraculous victory.
Well done to Tully Moffat from the 15As in scoring a half century and also taking four wickets. Unfortunately the team was unable to support him and get the victory. The 13As had their first win for the season. They were in a spot of bother, but they fought hard all the way to the end and put pressure on Newington that caused them to have a batting collapse. Well done to the 16As who were our most successful team only losing a couple of matches for the season. Next season is looking very promising with 13 players returning from the 1st/2nd squad and the strength of the U16As and U15As looks very encouraging.
I would like to wish all the Year 12 boys the best in their future endeavours and good luck with
Geoff Tesoriero MIC of Cricket
1st XI Report
In the Year 12s last ever GPS match for High, a fighting effort against the GPS premiers was testament to courage shown over the past season. After a tight start thanks to the leg-spin of Raunak Sura, who was once again given the new ball, we had Newington College 0/19 after 12 overs. It was up to the towering off-spin, of the recalled Sudarshan, to finally get the breakthrough; taking a juggling effort off his own bowling to put the boys on a roll. Barry’s rocket from fine leg then caught Australian schoolboy, Gauci, short of his crease to further stifle the innings. Jesse and Barry followed suit in the middle session, taking a wicket apiece, and choking NC on a typically slow McKay outfield, with Vishnu even getting lost in the long grass at one point! The High boys ensured they didn’t go out quietly thanks to the voices of steadfast keeper, Shashank, and team totem, Vivek. Tushaar bowled fast and full at the death to finish with 2-16 from 9 overs, complementing Vishnu’s economy rate of only 2.4 from his 8 overs. The chase began well, with Jesse easing through the new ball with his deft punches and vicious pull-shots, complementing Vishal at the other end who eventually made his way to 16. Jesse fell soon after, an anti-climax in what was shaping to be a fairy-tale chase. Wickets did not fall, but NC’s bowlers showed why they were at the top of the table, choking all scoring areas. Vivek and Tushaar managed to put on 40-odd for the fourth wicket, but to little avail as, despite Lasith and Barry’s typically stoic batting styles, High was unable to get over the line, being bowled out in the 48th over. This season has had many positives despite the clear disappointment in performances, the Year 12s can take pride in the fact that not once this season did we fold without a fight, showing the true values of courage and nerve instilled in each and every High boy. As a team we thank you for all the support we got through the season from coach Nakul Pednekar, MICs Hugo Richards then Geoff Tess as well as Anne Wall, who ensured we had the best lunches in all of the GPS.
Captain of Cricket
Sydney High Tennis
“It is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the fight in the dog.”
ANNUAL TENNIS DINNER
Room 204 was the host of the 2nd Annual Tennis Dinner which proved to be another success. The night’s purpose was to celebrate the contributions and efforts of Mr Wright, the coaches, parents and opens players but more specifically to send off the Year 12 tennis players who have just finished their last tennis season. A few of the Year 12s have been playing for their six years at High and have been vital in the progress of the tennis program. The delicious food thanks to the catering helped to make the evening even better.
ANNUAL TENNIS BBQ
The Annual tennis BBQ provided a great evening of tennis with fun and games such as beat the pro and speed serve where you could see just how fast you can serve. There was a great turnout from all age groups. The sausage sizzle was a success and the tennis season of 2014 finished on a high.
For more info visit the Sydney High tennis website at: http://www.sydneyhigh.org.au/tennis/
Thankyou to everyone who helped to improve Sydney High Tennis.
The Bulletin Board for Sydney Boys High P & C.
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 Price: $20 ($25 at the door)
Parent Information Evening - Cyber Safety
Parents and carers are invited to an information evening organised by the school on Cyber Safety to be held on the 31st March at 6.30 – 8.30pm in the Great Hall.
The evening includes a presentation from Psychologist Jocelyn Brewer and Senior Constable Craig Parkinson, Crime Prevention Officer Surry Hills Local Area Command. Jocelyn Brewer will speak to: How much is too much? Screen time and digital nutrition.
Senior Constable Craig Parkinson will discuss legal ramifications of the internet and mobile phone technology for young people.
SBHS School Counsellor, Estelle Harman will be in attendance to talk to parents about individual concerns.
Big Night Out 2014
ROLL UP, ROLL UP …..
Date for your Diaries
- BIG NIGHT OUT 2014 –
Saturday 29th March
Great Hall and Courtyard
FANTASTIC HOME-COOKED FOOD
Chinese Wok & BBQ,
Dessert and more
SENSATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP
Raffle with great prizes
Heads & Tails (great prizes)