High Notes, Vol 7 No 11, April 13 2006
From the Principal
Joint Fundraising Group has its Inaugural Meeting
General Service Contributions Half Way to Target
Cricketers Finish the Year in Style
SRC Organisers Show Their Skill
Stewart House Mufti Day
The Strongman Competition
From the English Faculty
Term 1 is rapidly drawing to a close. Year 11 students are in the process of undertaking their Oral Assessment tasks as part of their Preliminary Advanced Course together with the completion of their first Preliminary Extension task at the end of week 10. Assessment of Term 1 modules is also occurring in Years 7-10. All students have received details about these tasks from their class teachers.
As part of our English enrichment program all Year 7 participated in a very successful excursion to the NSW Art Gallery and the State Library. As an extension to their Term 1 work on ‘Biography and Autobiography’ students were asked to critically and creatively respond to the ‘Self Portrait’ exhibition at the Art Gallery and the Doug Moran Portraiture Prize exhibition at the State Library. During the course of the day students completed a variety of stimulating and challenging tasks which we hope have added to their understanding and enjoyment of biographical writing. It was clear from the reaction of members of the public at both these venues that the boys were a credit to our school. A very special thanks must be extended to Ms Boukatos who organised the excursion.
Year 10 students have completed a module of work on Satire. We would particularly like to congratulate the following boys – Sean Lee, Simon Liu, Simin Yang, Richard Hua and Jun Dai – who produced a short satirical film which demonstrated both an exceptional understanding of all aspects of film production and a maturity beyond their years. Congratulations also to Phillip Wu for his work in coordinating class films.
Year 12 will undertake Assessment Tasks for both the Advanced and Extension Courses at the beginning of Term 2. We urge students to use the Easter break to consolidate their understanding of content already covered and to revise this content through writing. Any student who needs assistance in organising their revision program for their English Assessment tasks should see Ms Trompetter.
On Monday 8th May Marrickville Library is presenting an HSC lecture on ‘Physical, Inner and Imaginative Journeys’ – Year 12 students are encouraged to attend. See Ms Trompetter for further details.
The 2006 ‘Writenow’ writing competition is currently open to students in Years 7-9.
Entry forms and other details regarding this competition are available from the English
UNSW Library Membership
UNSW Library Membership Possible For Year 11 & 12 Students and All Teachers
University Libraries are a great place to do your homework or assignments on weekends or
weeknights if your house/computer is busy. Local libraries can also be very useful in that
respect. Maroubra Library has bays and bays of HSC Study Guides.
Year 10 Parents Social Evening
Friday 26 May
For more info:
A gold cross on a chain has been found and handed into the Office. If you think this might be
yours, please see the Main Office.
Words of Wisdom
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.”
“Not armies, not nations, have advanced the race; but here and there, in the course of
ages, an individual has stood up and cast his shadow over the world.”
“Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf.”
P & C Parking
The first P & C Parking Day for 2006 is in the Easter Holiday. Many families will be away, but for those remaining in Sydney this is an opportunity for boys to earn points for the student awards scheme when there are no assignments due or exams looming!
Please consider helping raise funds for your school.
Sunday April 23rd 10.00 am until 1.30 pm
Funds raised by P&C benefit all boys at SBHS.
If you can help, please call or e-mail:
Sydney High School Foundation Inc AGM
NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING
Will be held on Tuesday 16 May 2006 Commencing 8 PM at the Randwick Rugby Club Brook St, Coogee
For any enquiries Please contact the Secretary at
From the Weights Room
First grade will be training in the holiday on both Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm.
Basketball: Shooting Hoops
Comparison of statistics, 1st grade VS Riverview
As shown from above, 1st grade improved massively during the season. This is due to the efforts put in by all the players both during school days and holidays. This is a good example of hard work in training paying off!
Thank you to everyone who helped!
Annual Music Camp
Year 7 Music Camp
Parents of all music ensemble members, could you please provide the music staff with your contact details by filling in the below slip and returning it to the music staffroom as soon as possible so that we are able to contact you about any upcoming events involving your son’s participation. This will enable us to communicate with you more effectively and efficiently. Thank you very much. (Please print the information.)
Son’s Name: _______________________________ Roll class: _________________
Parent(s) Name: ___________________________ Contact No. : ___________________________
Email: ____________________________________ Music Ensemble(s): ______________________
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Sir Roden Cutler Memorial Gates
The School community’s focus for our Annual Giving Programme 2006 is to honour our most notable Old Boy, Sir Roden Cutler VC, with the construction and installation along the Anzac Parade boundary of memorial wrought iron gates to be hung between carved sandstone pillars, plinth course and fencing.
Sir Roden attended the High School from 1932-34. He was captain of the rifle shooting team and was awarded a Blue. He also later became a patron of the Old Boys Union.
He was the only Australian artilleryman to be awarded the Victoria Cross for outstanding and sustained gallantry over 18 days fighting in Syria. After the loss of his leg, he was forced to retire from the AIF returning home in 1941. In 1942 Sir Roden was elected the State Secretary of what is today known as the RSL. A year later he was appointed Assistant Deputy Director of the Security Service in NSW and later appointed to the position of Assistant Commissioner for the Commonwealth in the Department of Repatriation, a position he held until 1946 when he was appointed Australian High Commissioner in New Zealand.
His posts as an Australian diplomat over a twenty year period included: High Commissioner in Ceylon, Her Majesty’s Australian Minister to Egypt, Secretary-Chief of Protocol of the Department of External Affairs, High Commissioner in Pakistan, Consul General in New York, Delegate to the UN General Assembly, Her Majesty’s Australian Ambassador to the Netherlands and as Governor of New South Wales.
It is plain to see why the School Family wishes to commemorate the life of Sir Roden.
The date for completion of this stage is 29 May, 2006.
Last week your son was given a brochure depicting plans of the project and a donation form, for your convenience, to contribute financially to the project by completing credit card details or writing a cheque made payable to Sydney Boys High School. l.This incorporated the ‘Take It Home’ Competition where boys were asked to have a parent answer three simple questions and sign the attached form to confirm they had read the brochure and High Notes. All correct entries placed in the box at the Main Office by Friday, 5 May will go into a draw for three $50 Coles/Myer gift cards on offer.
ALL donations are greatly appreciated.
By participating and giving our best gifts to this appeal we will all benefit. The clear landmark of pillars and gates will raise our physical profile within the community and above all remind us to strive to give of our best, as did Sir Roden.
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.
The NEW 2006/2007 Entertainment Book has arrived!
.... and still great value at $60!
This is the best and biggest book yet with even more offers than previous editions. This year’s edition includes offers from restaurants such as Forty One, Nick’s Seafood, Bayswater Brasserie, Café Sydney and Bathers Pavilion and attractions like Taronga Zoo, Luna Park, Hoyts, Greater Union Cinemas, Dendy, Sydney Theatre Co, Sydney Jet and many more....
To order your copy now, complete the order form below and return to Con Barris
Entertainment Book™ Order Form
No. of Books: _____ x Sydney and/or ____ x Sydney North @ $60 each = $_________ _____ x Parramatta/Hills & Surrounds @ $50 each = $_________ Total $_________
Make cheques payable to SBHS Rowing and give to Mr Barris Child’s Name: (please print)_________________________________ Roll Class_________
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Fundraising: Mothers Day Raffle
Don’t know what to get for Mother’s Day?
FANTASTIC PRIZES TO BE WON
You can buy your tickets at the amphitheatre every lunch. The raffle will be drawn on 11/05/06, the Thursday before Mother’s Day. Come on, do it for your mother!
Come and see how we can make your wedding a truly magnificent affair. Enjoy breathtaking water views at Sydney’s newest waterfront venue and indulge yourself with complimentary champagne and mouth watering canapés.
Please join us for a Boutique Bridal Showcase at Sydney's Newest Waterfront Venue – The Outterside Centre
The Outterside Centre
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th April 2006
Gift bags – Complimentary discount vouchers – Competition for designer bridal flowers worth $250
For further information please phone 02 - 9702 5049
An exclusive Bridal Showcase brought to you by The Outterside Centre, Elegant Weddings
Dècor & Lishas Catering
Paddington Public School 150th Anniversary
150th Anniversary Celebrations (Sesquicentenary)
The Paddington Model School opened for enrolments on Monday 5 May 1856, by order of The Board of National Education, with Mr Thomas Harris as its first Headmaster. On Friday 5 May 2006, the school will commemorate 150 years of continuous public education on the same site, with Mrs Sue Mootz as its current Principal.
Paddington Public School cordially invites all its ex-students, ex-teachers and staff, and their families, to celebrate with us this most significant and historical occasion over two days, Friday 5 May and Sunday 7 May 2006. Past school members are most welcome to attend both event days.
► Visit the schools’ website at www.paddington-p.schools.nsw.edu.au and follow
the links to the Anniversary information page and then the Online Response Form.
Come and celebrate with us in May 2006