High Notes, Vol 5 No 2, February 06 2004

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From the Principal
National Meningococcal C Vaccination Program
How did we go in the HSC?
A message from the Anti Racist Officer
Work Experience
From PDHPE
A Special Note for Year 7 Parents
Change of Address
Contributions to High Notes
From the Canteen
Payments at Main Office
State of the Arts
Speech Night
Bell Times 2004
Sydney Boys High Cricket

From the Principal


Two sports afternoons
Naturally there were some teething problems as we attempted to get this initiative off the ground. However, within a short period of time we expect this major change to operate quite smoothly. Boys will have to get used to the fact that there are no more Wednesday morning assemblies. Communications about sports arrangements, venues and commitments will be accessible via five main sources: mango sheet, noticeboards, school website and links, word of mouth and the student internal website. Mr Dowdell intends to clone sections on the internal website and make them accessible to students on the R drive. Parents of Years 7 & 8 will be affected most by the new arrangements as some students will be training off campus on Thursdays. Once staff get used to Thursday afternoon arrangements, more effective training for boys will result. Please bear with us while we get used to the new arrangements.

Ascham Proposal
Just before Christmas I felt it necessary to withdraw from negotiations with the representatives from Ascham School. I sent the following letter on December 23, 2003.

Mr. J. Charrington
Chairman
Ascham School Foundation

Dear John,

It is with great regret that I write to you withdrawing my support for an agreement between Ascham School Council and Sydney High Foundation Inc. in respect of shared usage of the Outterside Centre.

I no longer believe that it is in the best interests of our two schools for me to be involved in any further negotiations.

The reasons for my revised position are:

  1. Controversy surrounding a proposed agreement between our two organisations has spread beyond our school communities. At state level both The Federation of Parents and Citizens Associations of New South Wales and the NSW Teachers Federation are now involved. The Department of Education and Training has stated its opposition to the proposed agreement. The possible arrangement is being viewed symbolically in terms of the state debate between private and public education. I do not wish my actions to fuel the fire of that debate.
  2. I am concerned that should an agreement between the Sydney High Foundation and Ascham School be reached, these representative bodies will use their influence to prevent its implementation. At the very least a negative campaign against an agreement will cause a level of embarrassment and stress to both our school communities such that a tenable agreement between us might become impossible.
  3. The focus of attention has shifted from the agreement itself to the person at High who supports the agreement -the Principal. I have been painted as the sole proposer of such an agreement, against the wishes of my school community. In my judgment, a campaign of opposition to an agreement on ideological grounds will lead to negative consequences for educational programs in place or soon to be implemented at Sydney Boys High.
  4. The Sydney High Foundation is divided on the issue and I have been persuaded that it is not in the best interests of the school if the Principal's vote is the deciding one.

I have greatly appreciated the professional manner in which your organisation has conducted negotiations. I consider that a great opportunity has been lost.
Yours sincerely
Kim Jaggar

My changed position was a personal decision and did not purport to represent the position of the Sydney High Foundation Inc.

Saturday Sport 30/1/04
At the Sydney Grammar School Regatta, crews tested each other for the first time in GPS racing mode. Benchmark performances were established. Once again it was Shore leading the way with very stylish crews who powered away from the field. A cross wind over the starboard quarter gave the boats a push along but made coxswains keep alert for sideways drift. The Year 8 5th and 6th quads had good rows, being 3rd overall on times. The first VIII is currently 6.8% off the pace; the second VIII is at 7%. The row of the morning was by the 1st Year 10 VIII. Their time was the 4th fastest of the 8 crews competing, but the margin off the pace was 1.6% - very competitive indeed! Well done to all boys who competed in the regatta.

First grade basketball was against Joeys. They had a couple of very useful players and a very tall centre who dominated the rebounds. Our team was under strength but very willing. The boys fought back to within 8 points in the third quarter. Unfortunately, we failed to capitalise on our fast breaks and the boys tired towards the end of the game, allowing Joeys to extend their lead. It was an enjoyable game. High showed that they could defend well. Now we need to lift our shooting percentages and hussle for more turnovers. At Shore, the first and second XI teams were batting. The firsts were sent in on a greenish pitch with high humidity in the morning. The ball swung enough to make runs hard to come by. At lunch we were 3 for 71. They had a good young leg spinner who mesmerised our boys after lunch and wickets tumbled cheaply. Matt Shiner hit a stylish 41 only to lose his wicket with a good fifty in sight. The tail-enders took the long handle to the Shore spinners, with an entertaining partnership of 37 for the last wicket. They showed how to play spin - wait and whack or use your feet to get to the pitch of the ball and make a full toss of it or at least kill the spin. The total was never enough. The pitch flattened out in the afternoon sun and Shore passed our total for the loss of five wickets. Our boys will have to focus and dig deep next week to salvage a draw.

Swimming Carnival Success
Congratulations to Mr Ockert (MIC Swimming) for his organisation of the school Swimming Carnival. The rain stayed away, the competition was spirited and the administration of the event most efficient. More than 60% of the students attended - a strong show of support for the event. I urge more boys to compete next year and earn a valuable Student Award Scheme category. Tom Miller, our school captain, re-wrote the senior record book at the carnival, breaking records in four events - one set in 1967! Tom smashed the 50 metres (25.1), the 100 metres (55), the 200 metres (2m05sec) and the 100 fly (1m.02secs). What a great way to finish off six years of school carnivals!

The GPS relay team: Tom Miller, Andrew Reis, Ellis Louie and Barry Dubovsky, stunned the crowd with a very strong second place - our best effort for many years.

New Appointments
I am pleased to announce that Mr Robert Devlin has taken on the role of MIC Athletics, replacing Mr Tiedgen who has transferred to Riverside Girls. Mr Andrew Fuller replaces Mr Jordan in mathematics. Ms Betsy Berger has accepted the role of Year Adviser for Year 11.

Premier's Awards
At the ceremony on Tuesday afternoon at the Darling Harbour Convention Centre, the Premier shook hands with 801 HSC students who scored 90 or more in 10 units. These students represented 1.2% of the 2003 candidature of 65,311. 54% of the awards were earned in state schools. Heavily represented schools were: James Ruse Agricultural (72), North Sydney Girls (39), Baulkham Hills (38) North Sydney Boys (35), Sydney Grammar (35) Sydney Boys (26), Sydney Girls (26) PLC (26) Abbotsleigh (22) St George Girls (18), Barker College (18) Hornsby Girls (16) Fort Street (14) Moriah College (13) and Sydney Technical High School (12). The top ten schools listed here earned 42% of the awards.
Dr K Jaggar
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National Meningococcal C Vaccination Program


Our school is participating in this important vaccination program which will ensure that all school children in Australia, who have parental or caregiver consent, are vaccinated against the disease.

A team of specially trained registered nurses will be visiting our school on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th February to administer the vaccine.

This week all boys have been issued with a Parent Information Kit which contains full details of the program and a Consent Form. [If your son has not received a Kit he should ask for one at the Main Office].

If you would like your son to be vaccinated against the Meningococcal C disease you must complete the Consent Form in the kit and return it to the school by Thursday 12th February. Collection boxes for the completed forms will be located at the Main Office.

NSW Health has prepared a Fact Sheet about the program in ten community languages. If you would like a copy of one of these or if you have a query about the program, please contact Mr Beringer.
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How did we go in the HSC?


Dr Kim Jaggar will review High's performance in the 2003 Higher School Certificate and School Certificate examinations at our first P&C General Meeting of the year.

Please come and join us on Wednesday, 18 February 2004 at 7:30 pm in the Great Hall. All will be revealed!
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A message from the Anti Racist Officer


Welcome back to school to all students and a warm welcome to new Year 7 students and their parents. This is just a reminder to all members of the Sydney High family that racism has no place at Sydney Boys High School. In recent years I have had very few complaints about racist behaviour in the school and I will endeavour to make sure that this continues in the future.

If any member of the school family believes they have been discriminated against on the basis of their race or have been racially abused they should immediately contact Steve Codey in the Social Science Staffroom.

All correspondence is treated confidentially and immediate action will be taken to overcome the problem or concern.

Steve Codey Anti Racist Officer
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Work Experience


is
  • Voluntary
  • available to Years 10, 11 and 12
  • may be from one to five days

Process for applying and gaining Work Experience.
  1. See your Careers Adviser
  2. Complete the Career Voyage Guidance Program.
  3. Discuss your completed Guidance program with your Careers Adviser.
  4. Choose one of the careers from your program list.
  5. Approach employers in this career domain.
  6. When placement found collect all legally required documents from your Careers Adviser to give to employer.
  7. Return legal documents required by the school to the Careers Adviser.
  8. Collect "on the job" legal forms for your placement and go to Work Experience.
  9. Upon completion of Work Experience return required legal documents to Careers Adviser, debrief and receive your Work Experience Certificate.

Important
You cannot go to Work Experience in:
  • the last week of your school year
  • during school holidays
  • during or in place of school camps or other designated school activities.
  • one week prior to or during exams and assessments.
  • other periods of the school calendar deemed inappropriate.

R Watson
Careers Adviser

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From PDHPE


Congratulations to Mr Ockert for a successful swimming carnival. Thank you to the staff and students for their efforts in making the carnival run as smoothly as it did.

I would like to especially thank Mr Ryan for his invaluable input into the new system we tried this year. The informal feedback I received on the day was very positive. In an effort to improve the system for next year, if anyone has any feedback on the carnival organisation would they please put their thoughts down on paper and place it in my pigeon hole by next Friday 13th Feb. Many thanks.
G Stein
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A Special Note for Year 7 Parents


On Thursday, 18 March from 6pm ­ 8pm parents of Year 8 students will host a Welcome Party for Year 7 parents on behalf of the P&C and the whole school family.

The function will give you the opportunity to meet members of the P&C and other parents in the school, as well as parents of other boys in year 7 in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere.

Please put this date in your diary so you can plan to be there.

We look forward to seeing you at the function.
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Reminder to Parents


CHANGE OF ADDRESS

If you have recently changed your address the school needs to know. Please ask your son to obtain a change of address form from the Main Office and also change forms for travel. Your son's travel passes will be affected if he does not have the correct address. Failure to complete these forms may result in your son not having a travel pass.

LETTERS RE ABSENCE/LATENESS/EARLY LEAVE.

When your son returns to school from being absent he is required to provide a letter of explanation signed by parent or caregiver. If your son is going to be late for school a note is also required.

If your son has an early leave note he is required to have his note signed by either Mr Beringer, Mr Dowdell or Mr Ambler before 8:55 am and handed in to the Main Office immediately after. Each letter should be signed by parent or guardian with the name date and roll class of your son printed clearly. Your son needs to pick up the red leave pass from the Main Office before he leaves the school.
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Contributions to High Notes


Please keep contributions to 200 words, Times New Roman Font 12-point. Please make sure you spell check and obtain correct spelling for students' names. If PARENTS/STUDENTS have a document for the High Notes from sport or any other subject/club it must be approved by the person in charge of that sport/subject/club before it goes into the High Notes. Teachers in charge of the relevant groups must coordinate all these items. If emailing no indents tabs or fancy headings, please start your typing at the margin, all this will be done by me.

Please keep up the contributions to the High Notes as it is a valuable way of communicating with the School Family and students.

Thankyou
Sue McGuinness Editor
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From the Canteen


To avoid disappointment please place lunch orders between 8.30am and 8.53 am each morning.

Thank you
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Payments at Main Office


Please ensure when making payments that you and/or your son has the correct money. Payments are accepted before school, recess and lunch.

Banking is completed at the conclusion of lunch.

Thank you.
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State of the Arts


Music Parking
Saturday February 14th
5.00pm-8.00pm

2004 is shaping up to be a very busy and exciting year in the music department. We have a lot of different concerts planned. Be sure to check the blue school calendar to write down all the important music dates.

Ensembles and Bands.
All of the music ensembles have begun for 2004. Please check the rehearsal schedule carefully so you know when to attend. all students should have organised their lesson times with their tutor. Any enquiries- see the friendly music staff

Rehearsal Schedule 2004
All rehearsals begin at 7.30am sharp.

Monday Intermediate Concert Band, Training String Orchestra
Tuesday Vocalease
Wednesday Senior Concert Band(201), Senior Stage Band (101), Marching Band (8.00am, 201)
Thursday Symphonic Wind Ensemble (201), Vocalease (101)
Friday Junior Stage Band (101) Intermediate Stage Band (201), Guitar Ensemble (203), Symphony Orchestra (8.20am) Great Hall or 201

Friday Lunchtime Marching Band

Musicianship and Theory
We are holding group musicianship and theory classes after school.
The price per term will be determined by the number of students in the class. (approx $70)
Any interested students need to enrol at the music staffroom.
Musicianship Enrolment

Name _____________________________ Roll Class _______

Instrument__________________________ Grade ___________


Year 7 new musicians. You should all have a training Music Camp form. Please hand it in to the music office with your payment as soon as possible to secure your place as numbers are limited
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Speech Night


SPEECH NIGHT 2004 AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ALL STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND PARENTS

The following lists are of prizewinners for the year 2003. All students and parents should look carefully through the list. If their name appears, CONGRATULATIONS! And please read through the following points carefully.
If you are a prize winner you must:

  1. be available on Tuesday evening 24-2-04 to attend the special prize giving ceremony;
  2. see your Year Adviser to confirm the correct spelling of your name and your intention to attend the evening ASAP to allow book labels, program etc to be produced. See Ms May if corrections need to be made;
  3. remind your family, friends that they are welcome to attend this important evening; and,
  4. know that enormous effort and expense is put into your special night and that invited guests come from everywhere to present these awards therefore students are expected to attend the whole evening

If the Principal deems inadequate reasons for lack of attendance the monetary component of the award will be held over for future awards.
All students receive book vouchers for academic and special prizes and trophies for sports awards
Year advisers will have information regarding the evening to distribute

ACADEMIC AWARDS

HSC

Headmaster's Prize and Warnecke Trophy for DUX OPAL WU
Henry F Halloran Diamond Jubilee Prize for Chemistry ANDREW LAU
G C Saxby Prize for Mathematics Extension 2 CHARLES QIN
Mathematics Extension 1 CHARLES QIN
Australian Maths Competition Medal CHARLES QIN
The Alan C Corner Prize for Physics BO JING
A B Piddington Prize for English HUGH JAMES
English Extension 2 (aeq) HUGH JAMES
History Extension 2 HUGH JAMES
Second Prize (aeq) ANDREW LAU
Second Prize (aeq) BO JING
Second Prize (aeq) ALBERT BIELENKO
Dr F W Doak Prize for Latin JAMES YE
Advanced English JIM YANG
English Extension 1 TIMOTHY OLSHANSKY
Chinese Background Speakers ZIWEN LIU
Classical Hebrew JOSEPH FRIEDMAN
Business Studies JOHN LIN
Clarrie Martin Memorial Prize for Modern History ANGUS NG
History Extension 1 ANGUS NG
English Extension 2 ANTHONY LEONG
Mathematics (aeq) HUGH JAMES
Mathematics (aeq ZHE YE
H C Fisk Prize for Ancient History ANGUS NG
Frank S Bradhurst Prize for Biology PAUL BUI
The Chancellor's Prize for Classical Greek LAM NGUYEN
Sir Earle Page Prize for French ALBERT BIELINKO
German JACOB STOTT
Software Design DAVID ISAACS
Information Processes and Technology GABRIEL McMANUS
R & T C Meakin Prize for Industrial Technology ALEXANDER FELDMAN
M G Speedy Prize for Engineering Studies SAHAN DASANAYAKA
Paul Griffiths Prize for Economics ALBERT BIELINKO
Sir Charles Winston Prize for Geography SIMON LAI
Legal Studies ANGUS NG
Music 1 MICHAEL WALDER
Music 2 JOHN SHIN
The Class of 1937 Prize for Visual Arts EDGAR SCHILTER
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education ANDREW SIMPSON


PRELIMINARY

Keith C Cameron Memorial Prize for DUX TBA
English ANSON PANG
Modern History KIT AXELROD
P & C Prize for Second TBA
Business Studies THOMSON LI
Prize for Third TBA
University of NSW Prize for Economics CLEMENT LAU
Legal Studies CLEMENT LAU
F A Elgar Prize for English Extension TERENCE LAU
K Saxby Prize for Mathematics IVAN GUO
SHSOB Rugby Club Prize for Chemistry TANVIR AHMED
Latin TANVIR AHMED
C W Wick Prize for Physics PHILLIP YANG
J Manchester Prize for Biology NAGA CHANDRALA
The Roger Peyrefitte Prize for Classical Greek OLIVER LEE
F A Elgar Prize for French OSCAR WARE
German PETER GODFREY
Chinese Continuers TERENCE LAW
Geography MIAN WONG
Information Processes & Technology ROBBIE GLANCE
Visual Arts KAEYEN WONG
Engineering Science YINAN ZHANG
Software Design IVAN GUO
Music 1 SIMON CHADWICK
Music 2 ADAM McKENZIE
Drama DANIEL WODAK
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education MATTHEW SHINER


YEAR 10

Sir Frederick Jordan Memorial Prize for DUX TBA
Technical Drawing ANISUL ISLAM
University of Sydney Year 10 Academic Excellence Award (2nd in Year 10) TBA
Science GABRIEL McMANUS
Mathematics EDWARD WANG
H A Coss Prize for English BEN NHAM
P & C Prize for Third TBA
History PHILIP TRIPP
History (Empires) PHILIP TRIPP
Edgar Bembrick Memorial Prize for Latin OMAR SALEM
German OMAR SALEM
Commerce NAZIFUL ISLAM
The inaugural George Hilary Smith QC Prize for French EDWARD OVADIA
Visual Arts EDWARD OVADIA
Chinese (Community) RICHARD YAO
Chinese (Foreign) RANOLD GUO
Design & Technology SIMON CRADDOCK
Geography SHAHEEN KUMAR
Architecture and Building Design DANIEL ONG
Music ANTHONY CHAU
Drama JEREMY JAMES
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education HUNG NEO


YEAR 9
J H Killip Prize for DUX TBA
The Macquarie University Prize for Academic Achievement

Commerce STEVE GUO
P & C Prize for Second TBA

Phillip Seymour Prize for Third

R K Levis Prize for English RORY PEARSON
Latin THOMAS WONG
Science KAIVAN VAIDYA
History AARON CHAN
History (Empires) ANTHONY HUYNH
History (Wars) SAM GRIBBLE
Mathematics VINH PHAM
German KAIVAN VAIDYA
Chinese (Foreign) AARON CHAN
Chinese (Community) HENRY LIU
French LABIB RAHMAN
Geography SAMUEL GRIBBLE
Technical Drawing YUK-LUN YEUNG
Design & Technology GREGORY NGUYEN
Music ADRIAN FLORES
Visual Arts RAMESH NITHIYENDRAN
Architecture and Building Design KEVIN HO
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education ALAN TRIEU


YEAR 8

F A Elgar Prize for DUX TBA
Science EUGENE STADNIK
Geography EUGENE STADNIK
Classical Greek EUGENE STADNIK
Chinese (Foreign) PHILIP HEO
P & C Prize for Second TBA
Visual Arts MOUSSA FARHAT
Doris M Gray Prize for Third TBA
French RAYMOND ROCA
German RAYMOND ROCA
English RAYMOND ROCA
Mathematics ANTHONY MORRIS
Latin LACHLAN DEACON
Chinese (Community) JEFFREY XIE
History KELVIN YU
Design and Technology MOUSSA FARHAT
Music WILSON WONG
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education FRANK JIN


YEAR 7

Gordon Barr Memorial Prize for DUX TBA
Science CALY YANG
Classical Greek SIMON LIU
Music NATHAN KWOW
P & C Prize for Second TBA
French LUCIAN TAN
English NATHAN KWOK
Geography SEAN LEE
Doris M Gray Prize for Third TBA
Visual Arts BRINLEY PFULL
Mathematics YU SUN
History SIMON LIU
Latin ANDREW TANG
German CALUM MARTIN
Design and Technology DAVID TOH
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education CHRIS TANG


The Class of 2001 Prize for Outdoor Education TBA
to any student displaying dedication and commitment to the school's outdoor education programs
John Francis Bush Memorial Prize TBA
to a Year 11 boy for popularity, general character and general proficiency in School and sport
The Lodge Sydney High School Prize TBA
to a Year 11 boy for moral character, personality, participation in School activities and due attention to and proficiency in academic studies
J M and W G Forsythe Memorial Prize TBA
to a Year 10 boy who is deemed to be outstanding throughout his course and particularly in the year of the Award, in respect of scholarship, sport and School example
The Ross Miller Memorial Award PAUL WATZAFF
to a Year 10 boy judged to be the best all-rounder. This Award is given in memory of an Old Boy and teacher in the School
The Brian Allsop Memorial Prize DANIEL THOMAS
to an outstanding Junior School sportsman who displays the attributes of sportsmanship, courage and modesty

Junior Prize for Public Speaking DAWEI QI
The 1977 Year 12 Prize for Excellence TBA

to a student who has excelled in an area/s outside school activities
School Service Award MICHAEL WALDER
The S & P Tzannes Prize TBA
to a Year 7 student of sound character, proficient in academic studies, sport and cultural activities and displays a willingness to subordinate his own interests to those of the School and his fellow students

DEBATING AWARDS

Year 12 HAMISH NAIRN
Year 11 DANIEL WODAK
Year 10 WILLIAM CLEGG
Year 9 FARAZ AMIN
Year 8 KELVIN YU
Year 7 LUCIAN TAN


THE PETER WALKER AWARDS FOR ENGLISH LITERATURE

Year 12 HUGH JAMES
Year 11 CLEMENT LAU
Year 10 OMAR SALEM
Year 9 ROMESH ABEYSURIYA
Year 8 SRIRAM JEYARAMAN
Year 7 SEAN LEE


P & C AWARDS

Outstanding Contribution to the Concert Band AROSHAN WIJESURENDRA
Outstanding Contribution to Drama BENJAMIN SHORES


THE ARCH FERGUSON PRIZES
Awarded to sons, grandsons, brothers of Old Boys in Years 8-12 for academic achievements and services to the School

Year 12 THOMAS PETTY
Year 11 MITCHELL BOWEY
Year 10 TBA may not be awarded if no qualifying students
Year 9 JAMES MORGAN

Year 8

SYDNEY HIGH CADET UNIT

Most efficient Cadet ANTHONY HO
Most efficient Junior NCO SRIRAM JEYARAMAN
Most efficient Senior NCO WILLIAM CLEGG


SPORTING AWARDS

SGHS Cup for Games and Sportsmanship HUGH JAMES
G P S of N S W O B U Council Prize MATTHEW MULRONEY

awarded to the student who best exemplifies the qualities of fellowship, commitment and service to GPS sport, in terms of either coaching, managing and/or refereeing

The Warrick Segal Memorial Prize for Sportsmanship and Fellowship MATTHEW MULRONEY
The Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Rowing MICHAEL WALDER
David Brunton Gibb Prize for Soccer MICHAEL WALDER
John Skyring Cross Memorial Cup for Outstanding Sportsmanship LACHLAN MITCHELL
Alan Kippax Trophy for Rugby LACHLAN MITCHELL
Frank Albert Cup for Senior Athletics Champion LACHLAN MITCHELL
A M Eedy Cup for 100m Athletics Champion LACHLAN MITCHELL
McArthur Memorial Cup for 1500 Athletics Champion NADEEKA JAYARATHNA
Peter Cady Trophy for Rowing ALEX CAMPBELL
Special Cricket Trophy for Fielding PETER LEVIDO
W W Ivo Wyatt Memorial Trophy for Senior Swimming THOMAS MILLER
The Tom Rushall Prize for Participation and Service to Sport ANDREW WALTERS
A C McKibbin Trophy for Cricket GLEN CARROLL
The UNSW Cricket Club Batting Award THOMAS ANDREWS
Rifle Club Championship Cup WILSON CHONG
Sir Roden Cutler Prize for Sportsmanship, Leadership and Commitment to Rifle Shooting DANIEL COMBEN
Most Improved Rower ANDREW HAY
Claude Tressider Trophy for 100m Breaststroke TBA
Ray Smee Water Polo Trophy THOMAS MILLER
Senior Tennis Champion MICHAEL HAYES
William Soothill Memorial Trophy for Basketball RHYS GENCUR
"Doc" Bentivoglio Memorial Prize ALEXANDER TIEDGEN

to a member of the Junior School for outstanding performance and sportsmanship in Rugby and Rowing.

CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONS

Open THIEN VUONG
17 years NADEEKA JAYARATHNA
16 years JEREMY JAMES
15 years PAUL WATZLAFF
14 years SANDY CUNNINGHAM
13 years BLAISE PRENTICE DAVIDSON
12 years KENNY LA


ATHLETICS CHAMPIONS
TBA

SWIMMING CHAMPIONS

Open THOMAS MILLER
16 years BARRY DUBOVSKY
15 years ELLIS LOUIS
14 years ANDREW REIS
13 years JOSEPH LAI
12 years KENNY LA


The G C Saxby Shield for House Competition TORRINGTON
House Captain TBA


SPORTS BLUES

ATHLETICS PAUL WATZLAFF
BASKETBALL RHYS GENCUR, DAVID LI, RODERICK MICHAEL
CRICKET PETER LEVIDO
CROSS COUNTRY NADEEKA JAYARATHNA
RIFLE SHOOTING JOSHUA SCHARFEGGER, MICHAEL LI
RUGBY RHYS GENCUR, THOMAS ANDREWS
SOCCER ALI ALSAMAIL, MICHAEL WALDER
SWIMMING THOMAS MILLER
TENNIS RUO LI, RYAN BIANCARDI
VOLLEYBALL TRISTAN CAUHEPE

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Bell Times 2004


Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
8:53 Warning Bell 8:53 Warning Bell 8:55 Scripture
8:55 Roll Call 8:55 Roll Call 9:35 Warning Bell
9:00 Period 1 9:00 Period 1 9:37 Roll Call
9:53 Period 2 9:48 Period 2 9:42 Period 1
10:48 Recess 10:36 Recess 10:28 Period 2
11:06 Warning Bell 10.54 Warning Bell 11:14 Recess
11:08 Period 3 10.56 Period 3 11:32 Warning Bell
12:01 Period 4 11:44 Period 4 11:34 Period 3
12:54 Lunch 1 12:32 Lunch 12:21 Period 4
1:14 Lunch 2 1:00 Sport 1:08 Lunch 1
1:32 Warning Bell 1:20 Period 5 1:28 Lunch 2
1:34 Period 5 2:15 Period 6 1:46 Warning Bell
2:27 Period 6 3:10 End of Day 1:48 Period 5
3:20 End of Day 2:34 Period 6
3:20 End of Day

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Sydney Boys High Cricket


Welcome to all of our new cricketers and in particular to the 46 new Year 7 students who have expanded our cricket playing community to just over 200 boys.

To assist those new to the GPS system in respect to cricket, following is a summary of our activities and calendar in Term 1.

The Cricket Section has its own Website on which you will find dates, news, results, contacts, coaching items and GROUND LOCATIONS for all GPS Schools ... this is your source for information and we encourage parents and players to visit the site regularly.
Our address is ... sydneyboyscricket.info

Matches are played each Saturday with the final fixture on Saturday 20th March 2004.

  • The competition is divided into Group 1 and Group 2 Teams, with Group 1 playing Two Day Matches on consecutive Saturdays, and Group 2 Teams playing One Day matches every Saturday.
  • Group.1 consists of 1st, 2nd, 3rd.XIs, 16As, 15As and 14As.
  • ALL OTHER teams are in Group 2
  • Morning games commence at 9:00am and Afternoon games at 1:30pm, with the exception of the First and Second XIs.
  • All players are required to report no later than 30 minutes PRIOR to the START TIME
  • Team selections will be posted on the Gymnasium Notice Board by 12:30pm each Wednesday and ALL PLAYERS are required to initial their intention to be available.
  • Players who indicate attendance and do not attend on Saturdays will lose their place in their selected team and will be relegated to a lower team for the following fixture.

Each team requires a Manager (or a roster of volunteer managers), Scorer and a parent to assist with umpiring in Group 2 fixtures and on Saturday 7th Feb. Lists will be handed to each team for parents to indicate their willingness to share the load

Players are required to wear cricket whites, including the school cricket shirt and cap at all fixtures as well as possession of their own cricket kit if owned. However all teams are supplied with a Team Kit by the school which contains batting pads, gloves, wickets, bails, keeping gloves and scorebook. Match Balls are collected by the Team Captains on Wednesdays from the PE Office, returning the previous Saturday's Mach Ball for sports afternoons.

In the event of wet weather on match days contact the School wet weather info line [9361 0027]. See details on the Website

Some dates for your diary.

WEDNESDAY 11th. FEBRUARY from 4:30pm to 7:00pm we require 6-8 volunteers to assist with Parking duties for the Waratahs Rugby fixture at the Sydney Cricket Ground. If you can assist please contact Mrs.Sharon Prentice-Davidson(Parking Co-Ord) whose details appear on the Cricket Website

THURSDAY 12th.FEBRUARY at 6:00pm in Room 901 in the Gymnasium a General Meeting of Parents, Coaches, Managers and Committee Members will be held. Additional information and handouts will be distributed at the meeting. The Cricket Dinner will be discussed at this meeting and the Sub Committee formed for the function.

WICKETKEEPING CLINIC
The 1st of two Wicket keeping coaching sessions will be conducted by a Level.2. Grade Club Coach on THURSDAY 12th FEBRUARY from 3:30pm to 5:30pm commencing at the School nets.
All Keepers from 1stXI through to 14 As and 14 Bs will benefit from this specialty coaching as there is room for improvement in this area in all of our teams. 'Keepers set team fielding standards and these sessions will introduce you to new skills with the gloves and in team management. There is a limit of 15 places for these sessions and those attending are to place their names on the Nomination Form on the Gymnasium Notice Board to each session. Nominations close on Wednesday 11th.FEB at 1-0pm

CRICKET DINNER and PRESENTATION OF AWARDS is to be held on Saturday 3rd April from 6:30pm in the Great Hall. Further information will be provided at the meeting on Thurs 12th Feb and in High Notes.

Coaching for Year 7, 8 and 9 Teams commenced this week and a continuous program will be conducted on Wednesday and Thursday Sports afternoons.

A Team Selection Policy will be issued during the week ending Friday 13th February which will outline selections based on performances and principles of promotion and relegation in Group 1 Teams

Laurie Heil
Coaching Director

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