High Notes, Vol 6 No 37, December 02 2005

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From the Principal

High Talent
Old Boys from 2004 who have been awarded the prestigious UNSW Coop Scholarship now number six, with the inclusion of Kapil Khanna (Finance) and Steven D’Souza (Accounting). Steven writes “…there is little doubt as to the secret behind our success and I’d like to take this opportunity on behalf of my friends, to thank the school for all that it has done for us and hopefully we can give back to the school in the future”. It sure pays to have a broad CV! Are you involved in many activities? Do you qualify for a medal this year in the Student Awards Scheme?

Issuing Reports
Year 11
boys have finally completed their Clearance Forms and discussed their reports with me. The process started on November 7. Year 11 commenced their assessment examinations this week. Ms Dam and I have talked about the progress of a number of boys. We are concerned about motivation, commitment and time management skills. Parental interviews will be arranged to try to get a turn around in underachievement. Ms Trompetter is targeting literacy skill development among Year 11 students for a program to run in 2006. We plan to try hard to build confidence in stage 6 student writing across the curriculum in 2006. Various departments will contribute towards this whole school project.

Year 10 boys had their report interviews this week. Year 11 class placement examinations were held on Thursday. Boys who have not yet completed Clearance Forms will not be allowed to leave school for the year on Friday, December 2. I expect all boys to fulfil their obligations before going on leave.

Year 7 students will be held on Monday and Tuesday, December 5 and 6.

Year 9 will be receiving their reports on Thursday and Friday, December, 8-9. Boys will be receiving Clearance Forms shortly.

Year 8 will have their reports discussed with them on Monday and Tuesday, December 12 and 13.

Room 402
Work has nearly been completed on the refurbishment of Room 402. The new carpet will be laid. An electronic whiteboard will complement the data projector, screen, wireless connections and sound system to be fitted by the end of the year. This is the first of annual refits where targeted rooms will be refurbished with the latest technology to aid learning. This project was financed through your contributions to the Centenary Building Fund.

Security Video Cameras
Video cameras have been operating in the library for well over a year. Certain incidents have been resolved due exclusively to video evidence that could identify individuals. Vandalism and theft can be deterred or prevented effectively using video technology. In December, I will be authorising the installation of sophisticated new video surveillance cameras to cover the Library and the landing outside, both sides of the Senior Study, the computer rooms used by TAS staff and the McDonald Wing courtyard. Monitoring of the cameras will be possible using the school’s intranet. Warning signs will be displayed prominently. Our aim is to reduce damage to school property and equipment and to minimise incidents of theft and vandalism. On the positive side, the study atmosphere in the Senior Study might well improve markedly if its occupants know that ‘Big Brother’ will always be watching.
Dr K Jaggar
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Linguistics Logistics

The Gingerbread House
On Monday 21st November Year 7 German began a gruelling two day adventure, which would see them enjoying a gingerbread house.

First the class was divided into 4 groups; the decorators, the builders, the icing sugar makers and the film crew. The decorators had to cut out a foundation from a box for the house and other ornaments. The builders assembled the house using toothpicks to hold pieces in place. The icing sugar makers made icing sugar, which was used to “glue” the pieces by the builders and decorate the house with “snow". The video crew captured every fun moment on tape.

After the construction was complete, we had to wait 24 hours for it to set. The tension was killing us, but the results were worth it. The house was divided up and consumed in a couple of minutes. A quiz was held to decide who would get the sugary characters of the “Hexe” (witch), Hansel and Gretel.

das Hexenhaus (enchanted house)
aus Lebkuchen (made of gingerbread)
Lecker! (delicious!)

The video crew collected feedback which was all positive. The expedition was a success and we all hope to have another house next year.
Justin Chan 7R
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From The Library

CONGRATULATIONS to Edwin Montoya, Richard Hua, Jun Dai and William Chan, all year 9 students who won What Life Was Like Amid Splendour and Intrigue, Byzantine Empire, AD 330 – 1453 – Time Life for the 2005 Latin Reading Competition. Thanks to these boys this book has now been donated to the library.
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Science News

Science quiz number 14
Thanks to Nikita Slinko (7R) and Bernard Fang (9T) for their excellent answers to the final quiz of the year

Answers -
1. How many pairs of chromosomes do human beings have? 23
2. What is the name of at least one of the four moons orbiting Jupiter discovered by astronomer Galileo? Io,Europa, Ganymede and Callisto
3. What kind of creature is a nudibranch, of which the “Spanish dancer” is an example? A sea slug
4. Translated from Spanish, what does the weather phenomenon “El Niño” mean? The Child
5. Name one of the founders behind Apple Computers? Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs

The next quiz will be in 2006
Steve Wozniak
(guest compiler)

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Academic Merit Lists Semester 2

Year 11
Congratulations to the following boys in Year Eleven whose excellent academic achievements in Semester 2 are recognised. These students were placed in the top 50% of students in at least ten units of study at the Yearly examinations

Rezwan ALI
Faraz AMIN
Stephen BURKE
David CAO
Aaron CHAN
Robin CHEN
Ashley CHENG
Jason DIEP
Kaloon FUNG
Steven GUO
Kevin HO
Anthony HUYNH
Naziful ISLAM
Kevin KIM
Jongha LEE
Kieran LEONG
Michael LEVY
Peter LIEU
Henry LIU
Kenny LIU
Richard LIU
Bernard LO
Angelo LU
Jordan LUONG
Kevin MAK
Nicholas NG
Edward PHAM
Jack PHU
Mushfiq RAHMAN
Andrew REIS
George SHIEH
Dennis SU
Sahir SYED
Christopher TO
Peter TRAN
Tanvir UDDIN
Mack WAN
Evans WANG
Victor WEI
Eugene WONG
Francis WONG
Nelson WONG
Thomas WONG
Daniel WU
Quinton YANG
George YE
George ZHANG
Michael ZHOU

Year 10
Congratulations to the following boys in Year Ten whose excellent academic achievements in Semester 2 are recognised. In students' subjects, points were awarded as follows - HD: 6, D: 5, C: 3, PM: 2, P: 1, with the qualifying total being 40

Michael CHEN
Patrick CHEN
Edward DENG
Howard FAN
Jourdan HSIAO
David HU
Frank JIN
Joseph LAI
Alexander LEE
Kevin LEE
Benjamin LIU
John LUU
Anthony MORRIS
Ji-Kwang PARK
Raymond ROCA
Michael SHEN
Matthew SIN
Steven SONG
Alan TAN
Jamie TAO
David TRAN
Nguyen TRAN
Anthony WAN
Cambridge WONG
Wilson WONG
Louis YANG
Edward YAO
Kelvin YU
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Words Of Wisdom

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to an idealised past.
Robertson Davies

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fix the problem, not the blame.
Japanese Proverb
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From The Library

The Library Fund Committee is alive and well
The Library Fund Committee will continue to meet and make recommendations to the P& C regarding the allocation for monies from this fund. It had been thought that this committee would be disbanded and that the P&C in general would be presented with a Fund Report. Thanks to Tailoi Chan-Ling #Debbie Street (Mother of Thomas Wilson 8R) #Susy McCrea-Steele (Declan Year 7) #Catherine Deacon, mother of Lachlan Year 10 and Declan Year 7 # John Harkins (member of the School Council) for volunteering for this collaborative task and rejuvenating the committee. This committee gives parents the opportunity to make decisions regarding the library’s resources and programs and aspirations.

The Library Fund is placing $10,000 per annum aside for new library fittings and computers. This year the Library Fund raised $69,000 for new resources, the Reading Program, the staffing for additional library hours, the University Library Links Program, the hiring of a part-time archivist, new library technology, new “security” window screening, UV block out film for the windows and library storage cabinets for AV material. Many thanks to the parents who contributed to this.

Some great news – thanks to Anthony Wong and Lyn Tran our library reading program received a grant of $1000 from Telstra to continue to purchase materials to continue the Literacy Circles and Children’s Book Awards Reading Programs. Thanks also to Telstra for supporting this worthwhile program.

Sydney Boys High Reading Challenge
Year 7 and Year 8 boys who read over 20 books from our library by September this year will receive their certificates at their next Year Assembly. Big congratulation to those boys who achieved this. See our Blog for your names. The Year 7s only had 2 terms to achieve this feat. The Year 8s loans were able to be counted for a full year. To read 20 books is quite an achievement even over a year. (If any Year 7 or 8 student knows he did read 20 books between September 04 and September 05 and did not receive a certificate please let Mrs Crothers know and we will call up your loans record specially to check and remedy the situation)

Library Blog -This is new and will be created by the Library Z’ours Committee. (Big thanks to Mr Whitfield who did a lot to kick it off)
Mrs Crothers
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From English

In English, students write in different text types. Year 8 have written essays for a unit of work entitled ‘Comparative Study of Shakespeare’. A number of these essays are on display in the English corridor. Printed below, for everyone to enjoy, is one of the essays written by Jeremy Ireland.

Persuasive Essay – Shakespeare
By Jeremy Ireland
“In his plays, The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth, Shakespeare dramatically portrays that a man’s relationship with women affects his thoughts and actions far more than race and religion do.”

In Shakespeare’s plays, women, race and religion often influence the main characters’ thoughts and actions. These three things appear in the two plays in question, some to a greater extent than others. In Macbeth, the suggestion that women influence men’s thoughts and actions far more than race and religion do is undoubtedly true. However it is not true in the case of The Merchant of Venice. The pivotal element in this play is race and particularly religion. Race and religion are intertwined in this play, in the character of Shylock, whose Judaism is his race as well as his religion.

The central element of the play Macbeth is the killing of Duncan, the king of Scotland, and Lady Macbeth is crucial in her husband’s decision to commit the murder. The events leading up to the murder are also of great importance. This was a time when Macbeth was facing a moral dilemma. Macbeth was torn between respect for the king and his own great ambition to take the throne. Lady Macbeth was the most important influence on Macbeth’s eventual decision to murder Duncan. Lady Macbeth urges her husband to kill the king. He has a lot of doubts in the beginning. Macbeth said he would not be a man if he were to murder, and he tells his wife “we will proceed no further in this business” (act I scene VII line 31). But Lady Macbeth insists on her husband carrying out the murder. She makes a personal attack on Macbeth, saying he would not be a man if he did not carry out his promise. Lady Macbeth is portrayed as a strong willed, ambitious woman who pushes her husband into murder. This would have been seen as unwomanly when the play was written, and in fact Lady Macbeth asks to be unsexed. She wants all things related with womanhood such as tenderness and humility, to leave her.

She goes on to say “fill me, from the crown to the toe, top full of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood; stop up the access and passage to remorse” (act I scene VI lines 40 42). She is so determined to get her husband onto the thrown, that she is willing to do anything to help him succeed.

She seems much more ambitious than Macbeth himself. Macbeth is portrayed as unreliable, inconsistent and fearful. It takes Lady Macbeth’s urging to get him to eventually commit the murder. Unlike the typical stereotypical relationship of the time, the female seems the stronger of the two. Macbeth would not have killed Duncan if Lady Macbeth had not been so persuasive.

Although he was ambitious, he was full of fear and doubt, which would have prevented him from making the fatal decision. In this way it can be seen that Macbeth’s relationship with his wife was more important than religion or race in influencing his actions.

Another example of the power of women on Macbeth’s thoughts and actions is the role of the three witches. The witches’ prophecy that Macbeth would become the king fuels Macbeth’s ambition. The prophecy is the start of all the events, putting the possibility of Macbeth becoming king in his mind.

Although the three witches are supernatural, they are women. In Shakespeare’s time, witches were thought of as old women without a family who did evil deeds such as destroying crops, stopping cows giving milk, or causing death or torture.

Religion does play a part in the actions of Macbeth, but not as much as do women. In Christianity it was believed witches had dark powers and could see into the future. Macbeth, like other Christians of the time, believed witches were agents of the devil. At first he did not want to believe their prophecy that he would be Thane of Cawdor and king. But when news arrived that the thane of Cawdor was being charged with treachery, and Macbeth was to become thane, his faith in their dark powers grew. However, the witches do not have total control over Macbeth’s thoughts and actions. They are not dictating Macbeth’s future actions; they are just telling the future. Lady Macbeth has a much more direct influence than the witches do, even though in the end Macbeth is responsible for murdering Duncan. If religion were a great influence on Macbeth’s thoughts and actions, more things would have been taken into consideration. For example, in Christianity, it is a sin to commit murder, as “thou shalt not kill” is one of the Ten Commandments. This is not even mentioned in the play. This is proof that Lady Macbeth’s words are of greater influence to Macbeth than his religions laws are. Macbeth should have at least considered this to himself before he murdered Duncan if he took his religion as seriously as his wife.

Race and religion are the driving forces behind many of the men’s actions in The Merchant of Venice. The most obvious example is in the case of Shylock, the money lending Jew. The Merchant of Venice revolves around Shylock and his religion. In the sixteenth century, in Shakespeare’s time, there was much more anti-Semitism than there is now. Jews like Shylock were despised in England. People stereotyped them as having red hair (a seventeenth century reference to the devil), a big nose, and filthy clothes. Many Jews were forced into the money lending business as they were banned from many other jobs. The money lending Jew was also stereotyped as a greedy man with little compassion for others. In The Merchant of Venice, Shylock fulfils all of these characteristics. At the end of the play, Shylock is forced to become Christian. This would have been a happy ending for the audience of the time when the play was written, although in reality Shylock would have felt stripped of his identity, because his Judaism is his race and religion.

Shylock’s religion affects how he sees other people and how they see him. Most people despise him and label him the “evil Jew”. In turn, this leads to Shylock loathing people who are not Jewish. An example of this is when Shylock meets Antonio, who has come to him to ask for three thousand ducats. “I hate him for he is a Christian”, Shylock says (act I scene III line 40).

It is known that Antonio has a great hatred of Shylock. Antonio thinks Shylock is an immoral man who takes advantage of the public by charging interest on loans. It can also be said that Antonio hates Shylock because he is Jewish. When Shylock is talking to Antonio, he says, “You call me misbeliever, cut throat dog, and spit upon my Jewish gabardine” (act I scene II lines 110 111). Antonio is highly prejudiced against Jews, and treats Shylock terribly. Shylock does not show mercy for Antonio not only because he is a Christian, but also because he wishes for revenge. Shylock tells the audience why he is willing to take Antonio’s life just to get the revenge.

“He hath disgraced me and hindered me half a million, laughed at my losses, mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine enemies, and what’s his reason? I am a Jew.”

Throughout the play, Shakespeare portrays Shylock as bitter due to the way he has been treated as a Jew. When his daughter elopes and takes a large sum of Shylock’s money with her, he does not know which he misses more: his daughter or his money. However there is a reason why Shylock is so cold hearted. In his famous speech beginning with the words “Hath not a Jew eyes?”, he illustrates the way in which he is tormented just because he is Jewish. He goes on to say, “If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?” (act III scene I lines 52 62). It is obvious that his terrible treatment has made him so bitter. It also leads to him hating Antonio and Christians in general.

Women have an influence on Shylock, although not nearly as great in affecting his thoughts and actions as his religion. Throughout the play there is no mention of Shylock’s wife, so we assume she is probably dead, so she is of no influence. This is why he is so distraught when his daughter, Jessica, elopes with a Christian, one of the enemy. Although Jessica holds no direct influence on Shylock after she runs away, she does indirectly influence him. Shylock is so angry his only daughter ran away with a Christian, taking a great amount of Shylock’s money also, he wants revenge on Lorenzo’s friend Antonio – by showing no mercy to him regarding the pound of flesh.

Portia has some influence on Antonio, but Antonio’s thoughts and actions are much more swayed by his beliefs about Jews. An example of the influence of women on the character’s actions is near the start of the play. Bassanio asks Antonio for some money to make a good impression on a rich heiress and lady of Belmont, Portia. This is the reason Antonio goes to Shylock to ask for three thousand ducats. Without the influence of Portia on Bassanio, Antonio would not have gone to Shylock and the following events would not have occurred.

Although the women, namely Portia and Nerissa, play a great part in the play, they have little influence on the men. Portia and Nerissa are depicted as being daring and clever. For example, they stop Antonio being killed by thinking up a defence that no other man could. But this is only done by dressing up as men. This proves that women in general had little influence in those days, as they had to pretend to be the opposite sex just to get into the court. After Antonio gets released from court, the women, still dressed up as men, test their husband’s loyalty by asking Bassanio and Gratanio for their wedding rings as a token of gratitude for saving Antonio’s life. The two men give the rings to the lawyers, without knowing that they actually are their wives. This also indicates that the women do not have much influence over their husbands, as their wedding rings were given away as gifts to two lawyers, rather than being kept.

To sum up, in the two plays, Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice, the influences on men’s thoughts and actions are different. Lady Macbeth clearly has a greater influence on Macbeth compared to race and religion. Her personal attack on Macbeth was the main reason Macbeth carried out the murder. In The Merchant of Venice, the men, particularly Shylock, are influenced by their women less than by race and religion. Shylock’s Judaism is the central theme around which the play revolves.
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3rd XI Cricket Report

Shore: 246 all out. T Uddin 4 42 G Panicker 3 39
High: 113 all out. R Baskaran 31 H Frisoli 27
High: 3/88 T Uddin 54
Hugh Howey
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From The High Store

Holiday Opening Times January 2006:
Monday 23rd January 10am – 3pm
Tuesday 24th January 10am – 3pm
Wednesday 25th January 12pm – 9pm
Friday 27th January 10am -3pm

Special Thanks go to Andrea Frieman, Victoria Paperny, Christina Chow, Keshani Radhakrishnam, Nilo Siva and Marian Kernahan for helping in the High Store on Orientation Day.
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Basketball Committee Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday the 15th of December at 7pm in room 901 (upstairs in the gymnasium). All welcome.
B. Hayman
MIC - Basketball

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Basketball - Shooting Hoops

This Week Against Newington -

From the Master's Desk
We will be holding the Raschke Cup for 1st Grade in our gymnasium on the 4th of February 2006. This will be an exciting event where all 1st grade GPS teams play each other in short 20 minute running clock games. SBHS were runners up in this event in 2003.

Thank-you to all parents who helped in the canteen and at car parking this term.

Any parent who would like to support SBHS Basketball is welcome to contact me at school and I will organise for you to meet with our current group of parents.

Thank-you to all coaching staff in particular the SBHS staff members who support their teams on the weekends.

Thank-you to Hugo Richards and David Fan for their support with the open grade statistics.

A quick reminder to 1st and 2nd grade that training is to be held in our gymnasium from the 23rd to the 27th of January.

All captains: Please remember to send your reports to my email address by 12pm Monday after a GPS game.

This has been a great term. Every team in the school has improved. Go High Basketball!!
B. Hayman
Basketball Master
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1st LOSS    67-32   H.WALKER 11
2nd     LOSS    44-20   S.SUGITO 6
3rd     LOSS    29-35   J.SUN 12
4th     LOSS    26-20   J.TAO 12
5th     WIN     42-21   A.WANG 15
6th     WIN     33-10   M.KELDOULIS 12
7th     WIN     43-36   M.LIU 12
8th     WIN     83-4    W.ZHANG 19
16A     LOSS    21-39   K.IYER 10
16B     LOSS    25-27   A. TSE 7
16C     LOSS    15-30   Team Effort
16D     DRAW    16-16   M.LEE 5
16E     WIN     55-12   S.LEE 12
15A     LOSS    15-43   J.TASSELL 4
15B     LOSS    22-20   D.SHAN 6
15C     LOSS    20-16   B.WANG 6
15D     LOSS    11-25   N.WONG 4
15E     LOSS    6-43    T.WILSON 2
14A     RAIN            
14B     RAIN            
14C     RAIN            
14D     RAIN            
14E     RAIN            

Score: 32-67 (loss)
Top Scorer: H.Walker 11
High arrived at Newington ready for a tough contest, as Newington were defending basketball premiers and boasted a line-up containing NSW representative Igor Hranisanljevic. Similar to the previous week, High started impressively with high intensity defence. Forwards Victor Wei and Moussa Farhat boxed out well to grab numerous rebounds against Newington’s gigantic African import. Harry and Dale were then able to effectively double team Igor, limiting Newington’s scoring abilities, and so, the quarter ended tightly, with High trailing 15-11. However the intensity in High’s play dropped off in the 2nd quarter. All of a sudden, Newington were allowed to grab many offensive rebounds and were given second chances of scoring after missing their initial shots. The quarter also saw High’s shooting percentage drop dramatically and this enabled Newington to establish a sizeable lead by half time, 34-16. Unfortunately this continued throughout the second half and Newington ran out convincing winners, 67-32. However, High were able to take positives out of the match as Igor who had been averaging 25points per game only managed a meagre 10 points due to some great defence by Harry, Dale and Lewis D’Avigdor. Furthermore, Newington’s enormous import was out rebounded by our forwards Victor Wei and Moussa Farhat, who did a great job boxing him out.

Score: 42-21 (Win)
Top Scorer: A.Wang 15
5th Grade entered the game with enthusiasm and the will to win the last game of the season. With quick warm ups in the cold weather, 5th Grade started off with tight Defence and strong offence by J Xie and Albert keeping the opposition on their feet. Albie initiated our play with quick layups. The entire team entertained the crowd with quick drives and brilliant steals. As always, height posed a problem for us as they towered over us, making rebounds difficult. Fortunately, centres Mickey and Joshua did well in their boxing out. Poor passes and constant fouling on their side saw a drop in their play. At the end of the 1st half the score was 14-10. Good footwork by Richie and Leslie saw them both score well placed 3s. Following our team motto, "Raise the intensity", Albie did so and scored another 3 layups. As soon as it became apparent we were gaining dominance, more foul play ensued, resulting in the fouling out of 2 of their players. Since they only had 6 players to start with, only 4 players remained on their side. The "Triple Wong Guard Alliance" managed to convert many missed shots into offensive and defensive rebounds to our advantage. We won the match with as much confidence as possible at double their score. Congratulations to the entire team for the great effort and great thanks to our coach David Li.
Cambridge Wong
5th Grade Captain

Score: 25-27 (loss)
Top Scorer: A.Tse 7
The feeling of pressure swept over us as news came that we’ll be playing without the superior ball-handling skills of our captain. But after some confidence chat, the team managed to look on the bright side and walked onto the court. As soon as the match began, the tide of the match swept to Newington’s advantage. Using their well drilled zone breaker and 100% accuracy for the first five minutes inside the 3 point line along with half court man placing pressure on our guards, they took the lead 14-0. Then the rescue rope that was to pull us out of this disastrous condition – time out. We decided obviously that we couldn’t let them shoot without a hand in their face nor could we let them just walk the ball up to half way. Matt (our coach) was confident that we could definitely do with a full court man, press on score and a rotation of positions (since it was no good inbounding to the bench where our captain is). The rest of that nightmare 1st half came to an end with their scoring limited. 2nd half was altogether a different story. Just as what our captain did in the Joeys match, Andrew Tse started the streak again with a three. Following this was a direct interception from the inbound, steals from our press and another three pointer. This pulled the match back close in to 4 points. Newington couldn’t deal with the advantage we were grabbing into our hands and their fouls increased well past 8. However as many of us who drew the fouls took it for a price, the injury was something we didn’t really account for during training. The last 30seconds of the match saw Newington trying to stall time being 2 points ahead. In a desperate attempt to stop this, Andrew stood forward from cautious defence to aggressive defence. However the step was a little too large and the guard was knocked back 2 metres on the buzzer. It was an accident, but their coach was not very pleased with seeing his player on the ground and requested a tech foul which was granted. 16Bs finished the game watching the guard shooting two free-throws with none going in. Even though we were disappointed with another tight loss, the pull back from 14-0 surely was a great achievement to us all. Especially well played by Andrew Tse who knocked that first three. Next time, Newington, we know we won’t be playing zone and we’ll have our captain too!!
Johny Shih
16Bs Vice-Captain

http://www.sydneyhigh.org.au/basketball  for updated information about basketball and game-times.
~Brought to you by Francis Wong, Johny Shih and Justin Liang.
~Thank you to Mr Hayman for results collation and report editing
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Music Instrument Service

All school instruments must be serviced during the school holidays by Central Coast Woodwind Services.

School Owned Instruments:
The school has arranged for all instruments to be serviced at then end of this year. All school instruments need to be brought back to school before Wednesday December 7th.

Please make a cheque payable to Central Coast Woodwind Services
And place it in the case when you return your instrument for the following amount:
$77 for Oboe, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet
$88 for Euphonium, Tuba

Privately Owned Instruments:
It is advisable to get your instrument serviced so it is in good working order for the following year. If you would like your private instrument serviced during the Christmas holidays, please hand the instrument to the music office before 9.00am Wednesday December 7th with the following form. The cost of servicing private instruments depends on the task.

Contact details for Central Coast Woodwind Services are Dave Brooks 43226095. If you require your instrument serviced and returned before the new school year, please phone to arrange collection.

Name       ___________________________________
Instrument ___________________________________
Home phone ___________________________________
Mobile     ___________________________________
Address    ___________________________________
Parent’s signature _________________________________
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The Family Regatta 2005

The Sydney High Rowing Committee cordially invites all Sydney High students, parents, teachers and supporters to the
Twilight Regatta
Saturday 3rd December 11.00am
at the Outterside Centre Teviot Ave. Abbotsford

Naming of Boats
Range of BBQ Foods
Free Harbour Cruises (self propelled)

Come Along and meet ‘The Crew’
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High Store Price List

Spring-Summer Price List - 2005/6


From -




Please arrange for boys to be fitted as
early as possible:  6-8 weeks delivery from order)

  DT Apron






PANTS Trousers - Junior, Dark Grey w/w
Trousers - Senior, Light Grey w/w







BELTS: Black leather


CHAIRS: Action Caribee Folding Chair




SHIRTS: Sky Blue and White, Short Sleeve


OTHER: Water Bottle with SHS logo


  Sizes 10-14


  Brita Water Filtration Bottle


  Sizes 16-22


  Brita Filters


  Sizes 24-28











  Sky Blue and White, Long Sleeve




  Sizes 10-14
Sizes 16-22


  Polo (house colours)
Black Baggy with SHS print


  Sizes 24-28


  Sport Socks










TRACKSUITS: (sold as separates)


  Up to size 16


  Taslon Jacket


  Size 18-22


  Taslon Pant


  Size 24-26








Woollen or Cotton Knee High


  High Swimming Costume


  Cotton Anklet Sock in SHS colours


Junior Polo Short


TIES: Junior


  2nd-5th Grade Polo Shirt




  Socks with SHS Colours






  Old Boys




  GPS. Old Boy








CAPS: Sky Flexifit


  Socks with SHS Colours




  Numbers (small) (ea)




  Numbers (large) (ea)


BAGS: Backpack


  Water Bottle with SHS Crest


  Sports Bag




  Satchel Bag






Polo Short Short Sleeve


MATHS Grid Book A4


  Long Sleeve




  Caps (Brown) (Baggy Style)








  Hat (Natural) (Greg Chappell Style)






MUSIC Music Book






  Polo Shirt


ART: Artist Paints




  Canvas 18" x 24"




  Visual Art Diary






  Zoot Suit
Coloarado White L/S T-Shirt
Rugby Socks
Rugby Jersey 12-14
Rugby Jersey 16-22
Rugby Jersey 24-28


Mug with SHS crest


SHS Sticker


Bridge Scorers


Address Book


Double Pack Playing Cards


School Centenary Book


Single Park Playing Cards


Silverware:  sugar or fluted spoon


Pencil Case (school crest)








Letter Openers


SHS Plaque


SHS Jotter with Pen


Coat hanger




SHS Cufflinks


Car Sticker




Polo Shirt $49.50
Supporter Jersey $75.00
Rugby Jersey (original) $60.00
Supporters Polo $35.00
OBU Tie $27.50

BLAZERS - Additions


GPS Pocket $22.00
Music Pocket $22.00
Prefect Top Pocket $22.00
Prefect Bottom Pocket $38.50
Embroidery Line $15.00
Full Braiding $70.00
Dry Cleaning $9.35
Service Charge $30.00



House Badge


SHS. (metal)


Rowing (metal)


Orchestra (metal)


Rifle (metal)


SBHS Lapel Pin $2.75

Clothing Pool

A recycled section operates within the High Store shop.  Items such as blazers, shorts, trousers, jumpers, rugby/soccer tops & boots, tracksuits can be sold on a commission basis - the shop retaining 1/3 of the sale price.
Please ensure that when sending items for sale, you include your name and address.
All items sent should be clean and in good condition.  Shirts are gladly accepted as a donation. 


Accepted payment methods include - Cash, Bankcard, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, EFTPOS (Direct Debit) or cheque made payable to the "HIGH STORE"

Opening Times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday   -   10:30am - 1:30pm
Telephone   -   9331 7075

All Prices GST Inclusive