High Notes, Vol 5 No 11, April 08 2004
From the Principal
Last Week - Term 1
As the term draws to a close I would like to thank the staff, P & C sub-committees, Old Boys, sports coordinators and students for a productive start to the year. There have been big changes made to our network with the usual concomitant teething problems. Thank you to Mr Fittler and James Rudd for all their work in getting the new split network operational. Thank you to the staff for their forbearance as the school moved its ICT capacity forward. The Internal website has been developed by Mr Dowdell to the point where it has become an indispensable daily source of communication for staff and students on our new R drive. He has also produced a timetable describing scheduled morning and afternoon activities. All MICs, sports coordinators and support groups need to register their out of hours sessions with Mr Dowdell. Scheduled academic activities have precedence over any other activity. Boys ought not to be pressured to attend training sessions for sports outside of the negotiated and registered sessions appearing on the "off timetable" activities web page.
Attendance and Progress Review
Year 7 Interim Reports
Sydney Boys High Sports Development Project
Wanted: Coordinator of Learn to Row program
The Sydney High School Foundation is looking for a coordinator for the Learn to Row Program that is being run on an occasional basis at the Outterside Centre, Abbotsford. The next round of six weekly sessions on a Sunday morning will begin in mid-May. Responsibilities of the coordinator would include liaison with coaches, students, Sydney Community College (which manages enrolments) and the Sydney Boys High School Rowing staff to ensure the availability of boats. The coordinator would need to be present at the Outterside Centre between about 6:30 and 11:30 am on the days of the course.
Remuneration would be $120 per full morning session for the forthcoming six week course, with the
opportunity of extension for future courses. The coordinator would be expected to have a
background in rowing, with coaching qualifications or experience being a distinct advantage. For
expressions of interest and further information, please contact John Kaldor, SHS Foundation
Results of Science Quiz no. 4
Questions about butterflies were correctly answered this fortnight by Kiril Mickovski (8T), Andrew Tang (8T), Peter Luu (8S) and Bernard Fang (8T)
No answers this week - just the questions!
2. A recent study of the decline of butterfly species in the U.K. claims that the world is
approaching its sixth major extinction event. When in geological history were the first
State of the Arts
Anzac Day March
What to bring: Instrument polished, Lyre, Music Backing cards (they should be stuck to the music)
Wear school uniform, white shirt, and blazer - look smart for the television cameras. Be proud of your school. Date: April 25th Time: 9.30am.
Place: Chifley Square facing south. Near Hunter street (same place as last year)
Staff in attendance: Lloyd Edge (Tuba) Justin Screen (Piccolo) Tony Gibson (Euphonium) Look for these tutors as they will help you to get organised.
Make sure your name is marked off to get your award scheme prize.
On Anzac Day we are band number 26. We are after the Commandos and the Australian Army Ordnance Stores Corps (AAOC) we have an early time slot to allow the tutors to do the march again with their other band.
Bands task for the holidays - memorise as much of the music as you can. Practice marching and playing. Remember - when the staff is pointed down, stop. Double drum beat always means have a look at the staff. Enjoy. Look smart as we will be on TV.
School Concert Band Workshop
Training Music Camp
Sydney Boys High Cricket
Last Saturday Night the Cricket Dinner and Presentation of Awards were conducted in the Great Hall with some 135 guests, coaches, officials, parents and players attending. On arrival all were ushered into tasteful and outstanding blue and brown table settings, floating candles and decorated surrounds including memorabilia from our cricket past. The Great Hall looked splendid and was the setting for an enjoyable and relaxed evening. We also hosted Adair Durie and Mrs.Durie, Brynn Hibbert (Pres.Cricket Committee), Neville Walters, Paul Andrews, Hugh Howey and Sean Creer (Parking Co-ord) as our guests for the evening.
Paul Andrews, a cricket tragic, was recalled again to MC the evening and opened with a message from the Principal, Dr.Jaggar and then guided the sequence of events throughout the night, utilizing speakers, coaches and captains to assist with the Presentation of Awards.
Dinner commenced sharply at 7:00pm and at the conclusion of the main course the guest speaker, Adair Durie, was introduced by Chris Kourtesis who outlined an impressive achievement path of Adair in his sporting background. Adair spoke for some 20 minutes and addressed the pride and passion that he had experienced whilst a student at Sydney Boys High and as a member of a very successful 1st XI. His speech, illustrated with some poignant anecdotes that occurred during his cricketing career, also addressed the highs and lows of the approach to cricket and he urged the cricketers present to make the most of their opportunities whilst playing for High,. At the conclusion of his presentation, Matthew Shiner the 1st XI captain presented Adair with a pewter as a token of appreciation for the night.
The MIC cricket then called on Neville Walters and Paul Andrews to come forward and receive
special tokens of appreciation, for their efforts over several years, in placing the cricket
sub-committee in the strong position it was now in for the current committee. Neville and Paul
responded with their thanks and pledges of future support when needed.
The dessert course was then served and devoured in a matter of moments as the eagerly awaited Team Awards were to be presented at the conclusion together with the winners of the Trivia Quiz which had been distributed to all tables during the evening. Adair Durie was invited to assist with the presentations during the announcements of the Awards. and the Presentation of Awards then commenced with the Under 13 team awards supported with comments from Laurie Heil, followed by the Under 14 and Under 15 teams with Rhett Gibson and Rob Lyon outlining their seasons and presenting the Awards. Rhett also assisted with the Under 16s and the 3rd XI Awards were presented by Hugh Howey. Kieran Lewis then summarized the 2nd XI's season and called on the captain who completed an amusing word picture of each player. The 1st XI's season was summarized by Chris Kourtesis and Mark Retter and the team Captain Matthew Shiner spoke on the match results. A complete list of the Award Winners appears later in this report.
To conclude the night the MIC cricket introduced the Year 12 cricketers from the 1st and 2ndXIs
who had played their final innings for High in Term 1 and Matthew Shiner, Ben Friis-O'Toole,
Varun Harish, Krishnanth Shanthikumar, Nirushan Raveendiran, Sam Samarasinghe, Kavan Illangakoon,
Nimilan Nadarajamoorth, Ritchie Cherian and Kapil Khanna were called to the stage and presented
with pewter mementos for their dedication, efforts and loyalty to High cricket
TRANS HARBOUR (Year 8) PREMIERS
Our congratulations to all Award Winners and teams for their on-field performances throughout the season.
PARKING DUTIES Saturday 24th April 2004 (Anzac Eve) which is a heavy football long weekend we have parking duties and will require a strong turn-out of helpers both adults and players. The Waratahs vs The Brumbies commencing at 7:40pm is our assignment. A minimum of 16-20 persons are required on the night so ALL GATES can be manned. The report time is 5:00 for 5:30pm. The 1st and 2nd XIs are to provide five players from each team to assist on the night.
All volunteers please contact the MIC cricket by email to confirm attendance which will be passed onto the Parking Coordinator.
CRICKET COMMITTEE MEETING our last one for this season is scheduled for 6:00pm on WEDNESDAY 28th.APRIL 2004 in Room 901 at the gymnasium. A full attendance of Committee Members and interested persons is urged.
As we finish this season I would like to leave all players with this thought -