High Notes, Vol 5 No 36, November 12 2004
From the Principal
Year 7 Parents
Deadline for articles in High Notes
Immunisation Program 2004
First XI Report
State of the Arts
Starlight Children's Foundation
From the Principal
Theft, Vandalism and Surveillance
Sport and duty of care
Year 12 Sign out
Year 11 Reports
Uniform at sport
Year 7 Parents
The Annual General Meeting of the P&C Association will be held on Wednesday
Lets make Year 7 parents stand out as a cohesive group and make a concerted effort to attend. There will be an election for a new P&C president on the night.Return to Index
Deadline for articles in High Notes
Thankyou, EditorReturn to Index
Immunisation Program 2004
Year 7: Second dose of the Hepatitis B vaccine Diphtheria, Tetanus and Whooping
The next round of vaccinations for these students will take place on Friday, 26 November when a team of specially trained registered nurses will be visiting the school.
After the boys have been vaccinated they will be given a Record of Vaccination to take home so that you can keep their immunisation records up to date.
During the next week parent information kits will be distributed to all boys in Year 11 and to boys in Year 7 who received the first dose of the Hepatitis B vaccine in June this year. If you would like your son to be vaccinated, please complete the Consent Form in this kit and return it to the collection box in the Main Office as soon as possible.
Boys in Year 7 who:
This is the final vaccination clinic for 2004
At this clinic:
Additional information kits and consent forms are available from Mr Beringer
FITNESS ASSESSMENT OCTOBER 2004
The second fitness assessment for 2004 has been completed by the junior students. The most important assessment is the 1.6km run for cardiovascular endurance.
An assessment of 90% or better required a student to run the 1.6km in a time of 6 mins 30 secs, approximately, depending on the age of the student. An assessment of 50% or better, required a time of between 7 and 8 minutes, depending on age. A result of 10% or less means the 1.6km run was completed in a time greater than 9 mins 30 seconds.
There were some outstanding performances again this semester including Nicholas
Dimitropoulos (7M) 6m 18s, Alasdair Brown (7E) 6m 13s, Daniel Campion (8.6) 5m 54s, Alastair
Taylor (8.4) 5m 39s, Aaron Shuttleworth (9.4) 5m 55s, Richard Xu (9.1) 5m 53s, Francis Wong
(10.2) 5m 43s and Riet Rotherham (10.6) 5m 30s.
Each student in Years 7-9 should have a copy of the fitness assessment schedule including the results for February 2004 in their PDHPE theory books. Parents are encouraged to review their son`s 2004 results with them.
1.6km results for 2004:
Mean results for each year group, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004.
G. SteinReturn to Index
It is disappointing that team captains have not responded to my call for results at the end of each day's play either by phone, or by email, as only specific results are published in the newspapers of a weekend. There are many who are interested in the performance of our teams and High Notes is the publication that does that for the school community.. This week I have received only 4 reports, the 2 [nd].XI, Under 16As, 14As and 14Bs and although I endeavour to visit most teams on Saturdays, travelling between schools limits my opportunity to be in the general vicinity of several contests at day`s end, therefore I can only refer to progressive scores. The reports provided herein are as a result of phoning coaches who have provided me with short scores and comments.
As at this Saturday (13 [th] ) ALL captains are to provide either an Email or telephone the results to (02) 4276 1776 Telephone answering facility. This includes all senior teams, where I consider leadership should be an important element.
Last Saturday 7 students phoned in with sickness and a further 19 from various teams (7 from 1 team) failed to attend at their venue. Whilst sickness cannot be governed, the non attendance by the players concerned left 5 teams short and not only made it hard on those who are committed, but was embarrassing for the coaches and High in particular. To those players who showed some grit and played on against the odds I commend you all on a great effort. To those who did not attend, it is time to examine your commitment to sport at High.
FIRST XI - High batted first and were all out for 118 after losing 2 for 8 in the early overs. On a fairly flat and unresponsive pitch and a slow outfield at Kings, value for shots was negated and scoring was difficult. Matt Fetherston 31, Anuradha Vithanage 24 and Nick Bull with 18 runs were the main contributors for High`s innings. High then went into the field defending a meagre total and at stumps Kings were 1 for 90 with hopes for early wickets, a change of fortune with the bat and a hope for an unexpected result. Peshala Kariawasam took the only wicket to fall.
SECOND XI - Finished Day 1 on a positive note and a faint smell of a scalp. At home at McKay Oval, High batted first and were all out for 124 with Thariq Razeen making 26 runs, Dakshika Gunaratne 21 and Nathan Frazi 19 as our main run-scorers. High then took the field to do battle with King`s batting line-up and at stumps were 5 for 28 due to some slick fielding creating 2 run-outs and impressive bowling from Suren Wickramasinghe taking 2 wickets for 14 and Nathan Frazi finishing with 1 for 7. An exciting Day 2 is assured for players, officials and spectators and McKay Oval will be the place to be.
THIRD XI - spent Day 1 in the field whilst King's were impressive in being all out for 324
runs., put together from an opening stand of 160 and aided by a swashbuckling 62 by the No 9
batsman. However, not all went King's way with only 3 individual batsmen scoring 91, 55 and 62
runs respectively to register the bulk of their score.
High 16As (Our reporter tells us!) batted first believing it was a 64 over Two Day match
and were told at the 27 [th] over that it was a One Day fixture which caused a batting turmoil
and loss of quick wickets. They were all out for 98 runs. Reuben George top scored with 38 not
out, Rommo Pandit made 26 before being run out.
14As: Due to the rain, a change of pitch occurred and both teams were advised that they
would play 2 ONE-day fixtures in lieu, as the same pitch was not available next week. High
batting first put together a very creditable 6 for 157 from its 32 overs, with an inspiring
innings from the team captain Kerrod McPherson who made 80 runs.
14Bs-suffered 4 players being absent and were 6 out for 12 runs in 13 overs. Kings showed no mercy and pressed on scoring 3 for 195 off 22 overs. My congratulations to Lachlan Brown (A/Capt), Bryant Apolinio, William Chan, Jeffery CHEN, Ben Tseng (who came from 15As to assist), Stanley He and Mark Lucchitti -the magnificent 7 who never gave up. An example for many players to follow
The next Cricket Sub-Committee Meeting, (the last for the year) will be held WEDNESDAY 24 [th]
NOV. at 5:30pm in Room 901 in the Gymnasium.
Laurie Heil MIC Cricket
First XI Report
1st XI cricket
The GPS season started nothing short of amazingly for the 1 [st] XI. Rain preventing play on the first day, the match was forced into a one-dayer the next week with 50 overs to be bowled per side. High won the toss and elected to bat first. The plan was to post a reasonable total on the ever-difficult McKay wicket and to back our bowling and fielding to bring it home.
Shaheen Kumar was bowled on the 1 [st] ball of the day. And so began our story. Out dashed Gayan with an ever-present enthusiasm and hunger for runs. With a brilliant flick off his pads for four on his first ball he was off the mark and looking dangerous. This look lasted one more ball before he was caught behind chasing a wide one and so entered Nicholas Bull (number 4) on the 4 [th] ball of the day.
Failing to build solid partnerships and choosing right shots, the High batting line up posted a mere 91 against last year`s premiers. Nick Bull was the backbone of the innings, grinding out a 28, which in any other context would have been worth 50 plus.
Lunch was taken and the boys could sense that we were not even considered a chance. In the eyes of many, we had lost the game. However, we used this notion to drive us further, to work that much harder, and to make up for all the ground we had lost through our batting.
We went onto the field with a realisation that if we were to win the game, we would have to do it in the first 30 overs. So we put the spinners away for another day and placed responsibility on the pacemen. From ball one, the determination within the team could be felt by all, particularly the Grammar batsmen. The grit in our teeth could be heard between every single ball. The bowlers worked harder than I`ve ever seen and, rightfully so, we picked up 2 quick wickets. With consistently applied pressure, they were 4/40 at tea needing 92. After tea, the arrival of our High support group of students from Year 11 helped us to stay committed to our goal. Every time a match-winning partnership looked to be forming, we took a crucial wicket. It would have seemed things were looking their way at 6/72, but we never gave up. Each wicket a collective and grinding effort from bowlers from both ends and fielders.
If there was a time heads were dropping, Adrian Jeyendra soon fixed it up with a couple of moments of brilliance, taking two quick wickets towards the end. Suddenly Grammar were 9/77 needing 92 for victory. A risky single here, an edge for four there, up they crept towards the total. Rajeevan Yoganathan was bowling an incredibly tight line and length. Finally, with a thud of the pad, a roaring appeal, from the team as well as the support group on the boundary, the umpire raised his finger. Grammar all out for 88. Sydney High winning a thriller by just 3 runs. Damitha Fonseka with 5/10 off 10 and Adrian Jeyendra with 3/18 off 10
I couldn't have been more proud of the team for displaying the skill and determination they did at a time when extreme measures were required. To the boys: let` s look to take these strengths which we know we possess into the King's game, as well as every game, because what we have done now is show all the GPS schools, all the players, all the supporters, that we are a real force this season and nothing will stop us from reaching the premiership if we want it enough.
Damitha FonsekaReturn to Index
The pre-season training period for rowers is now almost over and the racing will soon begin in earnest. With all crews now fully involved, the boatshed is a blur of activity on Saturday mornings. The Normanhurst regatta this Saturday will be followed by the Head of the Parramatta River the following week. The GPS season will begin early this year with our own High regatta scheduled for November 27 [th]. All other GPS school regattas will be held in term 1 next year.
Many kilometres have already been rowed, especially by the senior crews who were training way back in September. Most crews have now been selected, though some changes and seat swapping may yet occur. After the senior selections are made the rowers themselves determine who will be their leader with the result that Karl Kruszelnicki has been elected Captain of Boats for the 05 season. Congratulations to Karl, who is already doing a great job representing the rowers and helping with organisation and duties around the boatshed.
The highlight of the pre season thus far was undoubtedly the St Kevin`s exchange trip to Melbourne in October. Senior crews enjoyed the hospitality of the St Kevin` s families and managed to win 4 from 6 races held on the unfamiliar Yarra River. Thanks again to the adults who made the trip possible - Mr Barris, Dave Luscombe and Mark Prater.
Quite a few training camps have already been held for Seniors and Year 10 rowers. Junior camps are scheduled for later this term. One aspect of the camps is the need to supervise the boys overnight. This is done by volunteer fathers who must have a current CPR (resuscitation) Certificate of Competency. The school is providing a CPR course free of charge to parents on the 20 [th] November at Abbotsford at 9 am. Fathers who have been rostered to stay over on a camp will need to attend this training day. Others are most welcome. Please let me know ASAP if you will be attending at .
The High Regatta on Saturday November 27 [th] will be a big event. It will be the first GPS regatta of the season and consists of a full programme of races. The Rowing Committee hosts the event in Bayview Park while Mr Barris and the rowing staff are engaged in the conduct of the races. Many volunteer helpers are required to sell drinks, cakes, burgers etc. at our stalls. Please help out if you can. Parents can expect to be contacted directly in the coming weeks. All rowing families are asked to donate a cake or other items that might be sold on a cake stall. Bayview Park is a wonderful spot on a Saturday morning and our own regatta usually inspires the boys to perform at their best.
Steve Tiedgen for the Rowing CommitteeReturn to Index
Networking - Go for courts Issue #1
NATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL COMPETITION
Next Da Silvas courts, with Joey's. Come and see the 2nds, some of whom will play in the 1STS next week!Return to Index
State of the Arts
Spring Music Spectacular
2004 School Spectacular.
Keep this date free. Sunday December 5 [th].
Celebrate the achievements of our musicians, hear your music tutors perform in
Please return this slip with your payment to the Music Staff before November 23 [rd] 2004.
____________(amount tickets) $___________total cost.
Student name______________________________ Roll___________
Type of Payment: Cheque___ Cash ___ B/Card___ M/Card ___ Visa___
Name on Card________________________________ Expiry date___ ___/___ ___
Card No. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
Amount $______________ Signature____________________________
Please indicate the people you would like on your table (max 10)
_________________________________________Return to Index
Starlight Children's Foundation Australia
Watch Olympians, sporting legends & celebrities at the Qantas Starlight Cup
Tickets for the hottest tennis tournament in town are now on sale!
For more information contact: