High Notes, Vol 7 No 13, May 12 2006

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From the Principal

Investing in our Schools
It was with great relief that we heard the news of our successful application for a Commonwealth sports infrastructure grant of $150,000 to relocate our cricket nets and lay two new basket ball courts. The application was made on our behalf by The Sydney High School Foundation as our Government School Community Organisation and the Foundation will receive the funds to pay the successful tenderers. The Foundation will handle project management also. There may be a delay of 6 to 8 weeks before the money arrives, but at least we can now plan for the facilities to be built this year – our centenary year in the GPS. A site elevation plan and engineering drawings have been prepared. Laurie Heil is organising new quotations for the proposed works so that we will be ready to go as soon as the money arrives. We still need your help to complete these infrastructure objectives and tax deductible donations can be made via the school website www.sydneyboyshigh.com go to sports/ sports donations ASF donation form /facilities development (this page).

Tennis Courts
The lights have been installed and tested. The fencing has been completed. The surface preparation and painting is underway. Landscaping works, internal competitor seating, the umpires chairs, and net installation are yet to be done. We hope to have a functional hand over next week.

High Hosts Cross Country
Fine weather and a very large field made for a great start to the cross country running season at the High Invitational Carnival on Saturday. There were over 100 competitors in each age event but all the places and times were recorded efficiently. High’s team was plagued by injury and illness but credit must go to Ali Amin for competing while recovering from the flu. Others in the team had solid runs and I am sure once we get organised and into hard training, times will improve. Thank you to Messrs Bigelow, Codey and McDermott who assisted John Prorellis and Clay Kesting with the organisation of the event. Thank you to our team of volunteers, especially the Reis family, the Farrow-Palmer family, Mr Stadnik and Mr Bapat. It was an event that did us credit as a GPS school that can handle large event management.

Sir Roden Cutler Memorial Gates
Work has commenced on stage two of the project and students are asked to avoid the Gate 9 area as the base is prepared and the sandstone pillars laid. Construction workers will be on site for a couple of weeks.

Toilet Refurbishment
As a result of a 4-year campaign by the SRC of the school, our toilets under the Great Hall will be refurbished finally. The construction will take 6 weeks. A compound will be established outside of the toilet area for the workmen’s offices/ lunch room and toilets. Students are advised to stay away from the compound area during the construction period. Temporary toilets are to be located outside the hall in the corner area on the gymnasium side.

Coaching Impediment to Co-curricular Activities
I am concerned about the incidence of students receiving coaching and the influence that coaching appears to have over our students. Coaching in small group classes is of very limited advantage and the more effective personal tutoring, if necessary at all, should be arranged so as not to conflict with programs scheduled by the school and certainly should not be allowed to determine student availability for co-curricular participation. I strongly urge parents to reconsider the coaching commitments made on behalf of their children. Coaching is effective to remediate or enrich and is not useful as a substitute for regular classroom instruction. Too often I have been told of instances where students are inattentive, bored or worse, absent from class, because they have been exposed to topics in advance of the teaching program by coaches working through textbooks. Please get involved in school life and demonstrate a healthy life balance!

Weights Training for Sports
After witnessing our rugby teams in action last weekend, I was again struck by how much more confident and competent boys are who have had the benefit of a season of weights training. From Year 7 to Year 12, all students in competitive sport should be signed up for Sydney’s cheapest gym membership at $3.50 per week (less than a big Mac). I have recommended strongly to Mr Barris that no one should be selected in first level crews who cannot demonstrate participation in a weights training program. In my view our first grade football, rugby, tennis and volleyball teams should all be on programs to build strength and fitness or make way for those who have the commitment to make the most of their abilities in training preparation.

‘Take it Home Competition’ Winners
There were three lucky winners of our inaugural ‘Take it Home competition’. Their parents correctly answered that the Sir Roden Cutler Memorial Gates stage 2 completion date is the 29th of May. Question 2 was Sir Roden’s attendance years at High, 1932-34. Finally, the cost of UNSW Library membership is $30 per annum. Congratulations to Victor Wei (9T), Daniel Paperny (8F) and Phillip Roser (9M). You can collect your $50 Myer Gift vouchers from Ms Lynne Williams in the Senior Administrator’s office. I urge more boys and their parents to take the time to submit entries for our next competition, scheduled for June.

Joan Baret Funeral
Sadly, last Thursday I attended the funeral of Mrs Joan Baret, wife of the late Ken Baret, who was laid to rest five weeks after her husband. The Barets were involved with SBHS and SGHS for over 60 years. Their contribution through the High Club, various school governance organisations and the SGHS Canteen over the years was very significant. They will be missed by all those who have supported the High schools.
Dr K Jaggar
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Roden Cutler Day

On Monday, 29 May at 4.00 pm we will be holding a function to celebrate the life and legacy of Roden Cutler and the completion of stage one of the Sir Roden Cutler VC Memorial Gates.

The function, to be held at the School, will be hosted by Dr Jaggar, Lady Cutler and the Sir Roden Cutler Charities. The celebrations will commence at the completion of the Roden Cutler Wheelchair Roll which is a 17 kilometre journey from the Lt Roden Cutler VC Statue at Manly Village Public School to the Sir Roden Cutler VC Memorial Gates at Sydney Boys High School. The statue at Manly is a gift from the Warringah ‘Australia Remembers’ Trust to the people of Australia and will be unveiled by His Excellency, Major General Michael Jeffery AC CVO MC, Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia at 10.00 am on Roden Cutler Day.

If you would like to attend the celebrations at Sydney Boys High School, please RSVP to the Main Office on 9361 6910 by Wednesday, 17 May.

The function will take place at 4.00 pm. at The Sir Roden Cutler VC Memorial Gates, Anzac Parade, located between the McDonald and Killip Wings.
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Year 7 Parents

On Tuesday 6 June Brainstorm productions will be presenting the play “Sticks and Stones”, a play about cooperating and solving problems peacefully.

This is an entertaining way to promote discussion amongst students and establishes the rule NO BULLYING. The idea is to try and find a win-win solution for both people. Ideas generated by the performance are discussed in Values Education [Transition] classes. The performance has become an important aspect of the school’s anti-bullying policy and for this reason is compulsory.

Brainstorm Productions have won the NSW Performing Arts Frater Award – “Best feedback from schools” category for the last five years.

We are aware that some boys have seen this production but it is important they participate with their new peers.

Transition teachers will distribute permission forms and collect them. Your prompt payment to the office, after receiving the permission note would be greatly appreciated.
J May
Student Welfare

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Old Boy Awarded University Honour

The University of New South Wales’ Faculty of Engineering recently presented former Sydney Boys High student Indeewa Chandrawansa with a prestigious Dean’s Award. The award acknowledges outstanding academic achievement in the field of engineering.

Indeewa Chandrawansa is in his second year of a combined civil engineering and commerce degree. “I feel honoured to receive such a prestigious award from the best engineering school in the country. This award has also given me confidence and motivation to bravely face the challenges that lie ahead,” says Indeewa.

The Dean of Engineering, Professor Brendon Parker, presented the students with their awards at a presentation ceremony held at the University of New South Wales.

“We are delighted with the quality of young engineers we are producing at this university. Their range of interests, from biomedical engineering to developing infrastructure such as roads, hospitals, water and communication, shows the diversity of the profession and its value to society,” says Professor Parker. The following photo shows Indeewa Chandrawansa, the UNSW Engineering Dean’s Award recipient with his family
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From the Library

Reading Programs
The Year 7 & 8 Literacy Circles Reading Program is now undergoing intensive preparation. (Ergo I have a lot of reading to do.) Parents who have volunteered to read for this program are asked to contact Mrs Crothers on her email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Nearly all the potential books have been purchased for this program. Thanks to the many parents who donate annually to the Library Fund. Once again thanks to Lyn Tran for organising the Telstra Grant of $1000 towards this program and thanks also to Telstra.

Once again the competition is on for the CBC Children’s Book Awards. One of our English classes will be selected to read the nominations and predict the winner for the Books for Older Readers. This class may then get the opportunity to listen to the school children responses to the winning novels.

The nominations are: The Story of Tom Brennan – JC Burke, Double Exposure – Brain Caswell, No Worries – Bill Condon, Chasing Charlie Duskin – Cath Crowley, It’s not all about you Calma –Barry Jonsberg, Lost Property – James Moloney.

Our library and the English Department will be interested in collecting statistics to see if English wide reading units (Literacy) are making any difference to recreational reading.

Book Reviews
It was a total joy over the holidays to revisit the “Arkady” novels of Martin Cruz Smith. I must be hungry for a good book because I particularly enjoyed Polar Star. I also read a non-“Arkady” novel by Smith called Rose. I am not sure how Russians react to an American like Martin Cruz Smith trying to portray the Russian “soul” but his efforts appear genuine to westerners like myself. It is totally hilarious to find that every Russian criminal is a likeable, intelligent, ironic philosopher. Perhaps this applies to anyone if Martin Cruz Smith is inspired to create you as a character. For such an understanding deposed detective, Arkady can certainly defend himself with a brutal creativity. I guess this may be an advantage if you keep having to hide in Siberia from your former employer – the KGB.

I have also just finished Lionel Schriver’s Orange Prize winner, We Need to Talk about Kevin. It is rather challenging to write engagingly (or even honestly) about the mother of the perpetrator of a school massacre. Though this is similar to the theme of Vernon God Little the Booker Prize Winner of 2004 and DBC Pierre had created an interesting survivor with Vernon. I think Schriver’s Eva was honest. I can’t imagine why she didn’t pick up her hapless second child, Celia, and run the moment she was born. Celia’s accessibility and vulnerability to Kevin’s psychopathic tendencies were very obvious to her. Eva kept trying to convince us that she was anything but stupid. At the end Eva seems to feel that Kevin is becoming normal. Being brutalised in gaol seems to have removed his braggadocio. Killing is no longer clever. But providing him with a bedroom in your little flat when he was released after only 5 years!! Please! Even if he does look like you! Is the feisty Eva really just a willing Celia-like victim? I am not so sure that this novel belongs on a Literacy Circles Reading list. I am not convinced it deserves the Orange Prize either.

Ex Student and “I feel like a Tooees or two” advertising man and brewing Chief Exec Bill Widerberg dropped us in two copies of The Big End of Town. This novel purports to tell us how this end of town thinks. The novel is crime fiction with a rather Matthew Reilly style hero. Is murder and siphoning off shareholder profits to personal accounts in island tax havens the way the big end of town thinks?? Another ex-student, Russell Crowe thinks we should approach the “big end of town” for a donation towards our new library. Perhaps we could set up Sydney Boys High as a new principality (tax haven). We look forward to copies of Bill’s next novel due this June. Meanwhile this novel joins our library’s Old Boys Collection.
Mrs Crothers
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Words of Wisdom

“Hard work spotlights the character of people – some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.”

“When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.”
(Henry J Kaiser 1882 – 1967)

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
(Sir Winston Churchill 1874 – 1965)
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From Wilkins Public School

To Past Students and Families:
please COME BACK TO WILKINS PUBLIC SCHOOL on Tuesday 16 May 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Catch up with old friends and enjoy a BBQ tea and entertainment by current and past students. Please spread the word to any past families you meet.

Please RSVP (for catering) Ph 9560 3309 Carolyn Hummerston Principal – Wilkins Public School Park Road, Marrickville, 2204, Fax: 9560 5820 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
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Year 10 Parents Social Evening

Friday 26 May – 7.00 pm
Maya Da Dhaba Indian Restaurant 431 Cleveland St Surry Hills
$30 per person for 3 course banquet menu & corkage. BYO wine, beer, spirits. Licensed as well. Parking at Surry Hills Shopping Village

Tell other Year 10 parents about the dinner and get them to come along.

RSVP
email Barbara Taylor: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone: 0410 268 444.
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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
PO Box 888
Strawberry Hills 2012
Phone enquiries 0427070569
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Rugby Committee Meeting Summary

The second meeting of the SBHS Rugby Committee for 2006 season was held on 3 May 2006. The following is a summary of the meeting:

Attended: Rob Fetherston, Serdar Bolen, Kel O’Keefe, Katharine Deacon, Adrian Vertoudakis, Christina Chow, Andrea Freiman, Geoff Stein.
Apologies: None

Parking coordinator
Congratulations and thank you to Katharine Deacon for volunteering to be the Rugby Parking Coordinator.

Rugby website 2006
www.highrugbyfriends.com website should be up by Friday. Officially incorporated. Tom Miller (Vice President), Ben Friis-O’Toole (Treasurer), Robbie Girdler (Secretary /Publicity Officer) and Serdar Bolen (President). Discussions with Dr Jaggar to take place to link the site to school’s website.

Transfer of parking money  
Transferred to Rugby account 30/3/06. Matt Bowman to be paid for his services at the end of terms 2 and 3.

Parent contact list
Opens collected and passed onto A Freiman. Junior lists will become available as coaches meet their teams during week 1 of this term. CPT park ranger contact number – Laurie Heil contacted about having access as required, on home games.

Treasurer’s report
Parking transfers received for Matt Bowman’s coaching services. Floats for Saturday have been made but will now be held over until 17/6/06 as BBQ and canteen will not run this Saturday.

1st and 2nd XV camp
Congratulations to Serdar Bolen and his crew for a very successful camp. S Bolen said that a surplus had been made from the camp. This money would go to the tape costs for the 1sts and 2nds.

OPRO mouth guards
Four boys have taken advantage of the offer. Dentist will come to the school tomorrow to take impressions.

Chris Whitaker game
28 boys paid for tickets to represent Sydney High at Chris Whitaker’s last Waratah home game of the regular competition.

More parent representatives
Year 12 and Year 7 parents are still required as representatives on the Rugby Committee. All welcome.

Next meeting
Wed 31st May 2006, 6.00 pm in Room 901. All welcome.
G Stein
MIC - Rugby

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From Visual Arts

Welcome to term 2 from the VISUAL ARTS department. This term we are excited to inform you about an important upcoming exhibition coming to Sydney.

The Biennale of Sydney – Zones of Contact begins on the 8th of June and continues until the 27th of August. It is shown at 16 different sites around the city, mostly at the Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay and The Art Gallery of New South Wales. This year the theme Zones of Contact, represents a dialogue between people and cultures. It is free. Sydney Boys High students and Families are encouraged to see this contemporary exhibition as it is a rare chance to see some of the world’s most avant guard artists showcased in our city.

Also if any HIGH families have not yet seen the ARCHIBALD, WYNNE AND SULMAN PRIZES at The Art Gallery of New South Wales, why don’t you pop along after school sport one Saturday. The show will close in a few weeks on the 28th of May. The Archibald is Australia’s richest painting prize. The AGNSW also has the ZEN BUDDHIST show coming up on the 17th of June, involving the art of ink painting and calligraphy. Many students have been introduced to calligraphy at home and viewing this show may deepen your interest and understanding of this particular art.

The VISUAL ART department would like to wish you the all the best with your creative energy, lateral thinking and imagination this month.
From Miss May, Miss Reemst, Miss Branigan, Miss Plenkovich and Miss Tuthill.
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SBHS Debating 2006

Term 2 & 3 is official debating season.
All debaters should be attending coaching each week until week 7, term 3.

DEBATING TEAM EMAILS BOUNCING
Are you receiving emails about debating each week???
A large number of addresses that were supplied in the registration process were incorrect and are bouncing back to me.
If your email bounces - your address will be deleted.
If you registered for debating and are NOT getting the team information each week you need to send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it stating your name, your son’s name, his year and your phone number so that you can be added to the mailing lists.

PARKING DAY
We have another parking day on Saturday MAY 19th at 5PM.
Please email Craig Phillis, Debating’s Parking Co-ordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are able to assist for a few hours.
Parking is a vital source of funds for debating and your help is greatly appreciated.
Thank you
to those who assisted in the last two big parking days, we hope to see some new faces this time around!

CONDUCT IN DEBATING COACHING
Debating is a privilege not a right at High.
With over 130 debaters in 2006, I have no time, nor patience for those who wish to be a disruption to coaching. ANY student who creates disruptions, by calling out, being disrespectful to their coach or to others in the session etc will be asked to leave the session. "Repeat offenders" may not be allowed to continue with debating.

ADDITIONAL SOCIAL DEBATES
The following dates have been added to the Debating calendar-
June 2nd- Social Debate vs St Joseph’s College @ HOME 6pm.
June 16th- Social debate vs Barker College @ HOME 6pm.
June 23rd- Social Debate vs SGHS for year 7 and 8 @ HOME from 3.30pm.

DEBATING SUPPORTERS GROUP
The DSG has a new email address- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Information relating to all DSG matters such as meetings agendas and minutes, the home debate supper roster and parking will be emailed to you from this address.
The next meeting is Tuesday June 6th at 6.30pm- Staff Common Room.

The Eastside Competition Finals - CONGRATULATIONS!!
The Eastside Debating Competition concluded last Friday with Sydney Boys High taking out the Years 10, 11 and 12 divisions, debating the topic "that we should allow mining in Antarctica".

Year 12 had been a three way tie, with Scots, Sydney Girls and High winning a debate each. The winner was determined on points with Sydney Boys being declared the winner.

The team was Faraz Amin, Sriram Srikumar and Romesh Abeysuriya.

The Year 11 team of Michael Coutts, Kelvin Yu, Blaise Prentice- Davidson and Anthony Morris beat Sydney Grammar.

Year 10 continued their unbeaten record against Grammar. Zid Mancenido, Lucian Tan, Dom Bowes and Patrick Locke made up the year 10 team.

Years 7 and 9 were beaten by Sydney Grammar and Year 8 by Sydney Girls High.

THANK YOU!!!
To The 6 schools in the competition, the coaches and teachers, the adjudicators and especially to the SBHS Debating Supporters Group.

In particular Mrs Angela Pal the DSG treasurer who has collected the subscriptions and paid the adjudicators, Mrs Alice Paul for organising the supper helpers and Mrs Dimie Katsikaros for her massive sandwich making efforts and catering skill.

Also to Barbara Taylor and David Rudder for their help at home debates.

A mighty thanks also goes to Antony Paul, Puneet Baweja, Angud Chawla, Christian Katsikaros and Ashwin Rudder who were excellent help on the night with the million little things that needed to be organised and set up in order for the event to run so successfully.
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The Onion Bag

HIGH V Redlands
We have experienced several teething problems during the last two weeks of trial matches. Several parents have raised concerns about a lack of coaches and coaches not attending fixtures. I agree that this is an unfortunate situation and I am endeavouring to rectify the problems. High football survives on the goodwill of dedicated staff, parents and old boys and I am open to offers from all those groups to help out. Training sessions are one day per week (1.00-2.45 either Wed. or Thurs) and 7 Saturday mornings.

On the topic of helping out, High football has been allocated a parking day this Saturday, 13/5. This is a valuable fund raising opportunity and the more helpers the better. Barbara Taylor, our parking coordinator, is putting together a crew. If you can help, please let her know by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Late notice I know, but don’t let that stop us.

On a more pleasant topic, High teams had a pleasing return to form last weekend. 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades all scored comprehensive victories with the most pleasing aspect being the style in which their football was played. Extensive periods of possession, coupled with strings of passing interchanges and decoy runners led to many scoring opportunities being made and accepted.

I also had the pleasure of being able to watch some of the future stars of High football in the 13s, 14s and 15s. All players displayed the passion and commitment that we are famous for at High. I congratulate all the boys who participated in the games on the weekend.

This weekend’s fixtures are at a range of venues and of course times. Pleasing ensure that you know where and when you are playing and organise your travelling arrangements.

Contact
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Quote of the Week
“Ask not what Sydney High Football can do for you – ask what you can do for Sydney High Football.”
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2006 School Cross Country Team

CHS Competition Eastern Suburbs Zone
Tuesday 23 May 2006 Centennial Park
See Mr Prorellis for information and Permission Note

Vacancies exist for 12 Years runners. If you have competed in Zone Cross Country at primary school and would like to run at zone again, see Mr Prorellis.

No. Age Name Zone Result
1 12 Aasan Pannila  
2 12 Michael Phung  
3 12 Kumudike Gararatna  
4 12    
5 12    
6 12    
7 12    
8 12    
9 12    
10 12    
       
1 13 Vlad Boulavine  
2 13 Luke Vlatko  
3 13 Ian Liu  
4 13 Daniel Luo  
5 13 Richard Lin  
6 13 Brian Kelly  
7 13 Chris Morrow  
8 13 Ryan Caetano  
9 13 Brandon Cabanilla  
10 13 Benjamin Ly  
       
1 14 Jeremy Ireland  
2 14 Harrison Lane  
3 14 Alasdair Brown  
4 14 N Dimitropoulos  
5 14 Gregory Shargorodsky  
6 14 Josh Tassell  
7 14 Jim Nguyen  
8 14 Stephen Yoon  
9 14 Timothy Siu  
10 14 Andrew Blomberg  
       
1 15 Edwin Montaya  
2 15 Matthew Ling  
3 15 Nelson  
4 15 Lucian Tan  
5 15 Roy Chen  
6 15 Mario Sun  
7 15 Joel Livingston  
8 15 Jarrod Chan  
9 15 Lewis Berger  
10 15 Anthony Tsialis  
       
1 16 Ty Linegar  
2 16 Mitchell Kelly  
3 16 Luois Yang  
4 16 Daniel Campion  
5 16 Daniel O’Keefe  
6 16 Alistair Taylor  
7 16 Gary Cheung  
8 16 Oleg Koudashev  
9 16 David Vien  
10 16 Ivan Cerecino  
       
1 17 Roshan Karunaratne  
2 17 Eugene Stadnik  
3 17 Michael Maselhdani  
4 17 Yuk-Lun Yeung  
5 17 Andrew Reis  
6 17 Gajaba Manamperi  
7 17 Joel Kamerman  
8 17 Andrew Pham  
9 17 Reuben George  
10 17 Riet Rotherham  
11 17 Ali Amin  
       
1 18 James Barker  
2 18 Sam Gribble  
3 18 Attila Szabo  
4 18 Eddy Blaxell  
5 18 Francis Wong  
6 18 Chong Shao  
7 18 Dale Sun  
8 18 Senthil Thillaindesan  
9 18 Paul Pang  
10 18 Kiroshi Fukoshima  
11 18 Adam Farrow-Palmer  
12 18 Julian Murray  
       
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Sydney Boys Zone Athletics Team 2006

HENSLEY ATHLETICS FIELDS
Friday 23rd June all day (8.00am – 3.15pm).

If you do not wish to compete at the Zone Carnival you must let Mr Devlin know immediately.

AGE GROUP EVENT 1st Competitor 2nd Competitor 3rd Competitor (C) or reserve (R)
12 Yrs 100 M GARAYALDE, GABRIEL PHUNG, MICHAEL GUNARATNE, KUMADIKA C
12 Yrs 200 M PHUNG, MICHAEL GARAYALDE, GABRIEL GUNARATNE, KUMADIKA C
12 Yrs 800 M PANNILA, PASAN HUYNH, ALBERT LAM, PETER R
12 Yrs High Jump PHUNG, MICHAEL CHANDRA, DENNY CHEN, DANIEL R
12 Yrs Long Jump PHUNG, MICHAEL GUNARATNE, KUMADIKA LOU, LEO R
12 Yrs Shot Put NGUYEN, DAVID GOREY, DECLAN ZHOU, KEVIN R
13 Yrs 100 M ALI, SHADMAN LIU, YIXIN HAN, JAMES C
13 Yrs 200 M ALI, SHADMAN YE, ANDREW LIU, YIXIN C
13 Yrs 800 M CHEUNG, DOMINI LU, KEVIN MOLLOY, TIMOTHY R
13 Yrs High Jump MORROW, CHRIS TRANG, DEREK VU, JAMES R
13 Yrs Discuss MA, DAVID AUTAR, NIKHIL TRANG, DEREK R
13 Yrs Javelin BOULAVINE, VLAD KOERBER, ALEX LY, BENJAMIN R
13 Yrs Long Jump TRANG, DEREK QIU, EDWARD MORROW, CHRIS R
13 Yrs Shot Put MA, DAVID QIU, EDWARD VU, JAMES R
14 Yrs 100 M TASSELL, JOSHUA WONG, JEFFREY DIMITROPOULOS, NICHOLAS C
14 Yrs 200 M TASSELL, JOSHUA DIMITROPOULOS, NICHOLAS DARCY, SAM C
14 Yrs 400 M IRELAND, JEREMY YOON, STEPHEN LANE, HARRISON R
14 Yrs 800 M RELAND, JEREMY TASSELL, JOSHUA LANE, HARRISON R
14 Yrs 1500 M  IRELAND, JEREMY LANE, HARRISON SHARGORODSKY, GREGORY R
14 Yrs High Jump O'ROURKE, BRENDAN CHOW, JUSTIN FONG, MATTHEW R
14 Yrs Discuss WONG, JEFFREY DARCY, SAM DENNY-SMITH, GEORGE R
14 Yrs Javelin BROWN, ALASDAIR WHITING, JAMES ZHANG, DAVID R
14 Yrs Long Jump XIAO, TONY RAJENDRAM, JEREMY CHOW, JUSTIN R
14 Yrs Shot Put DENNY-SMITH, GEORGE CHEN, BARRY SHAN, DANIEL R
15 Yrs 100 M NGUYEN, KENT FU, DANNY STREET, LACHLAN C
15 Yrs 200 M STREET, LACHLAN NGUYEN, KENT RIDGES, NELSON C
15 Yrs 400 M STREET, LACHLAN RIDGES, NELSON LING, MATTHEW R
15 Yrs 800 M LING, MATTHEW MONTOYA ZORRILLA, EDWIN CHEUNG, CARY R
15 Yrs 1500 M  MONTOYA ZORRILLA, EDWIN TAN, LUCIAN TONG, MATTHEW R
15 Yrs High Jump LU, EDWARD IYER, KARTIK LO, DANIEL R
15 Yrs Discuss VU, MARK FU, DANNY LAU, MATTHEW R
15 Yrs Javelin STREET, LACHLAN MYRONENKO, MICHAEL LAU, MATTHEW R
15 Yrs Long Jump STREET, LACHLAN STOJANOVIC, DENIS NGUYEN, KENT R
15 Yrs Shot Put PERANANTHAN, VARAN STREET, LACHLAN HUANG, DEAN R
16 Yrs 100 M SRIRANJAN, KOGULAN YANG, LOUIS KARUNARATNE, GEHAN C
16 Yrs 200 M SRIRANJAN, KOGULAN KARUNARATNE, GEHAN YANG, LOUIS C
16 Yrs 400 M LINEGAR, TY TAYLOR, ALISTAIR YANG, LOUIS R
16 Yrs 800 M  LINEGAR, TY YANG, LOUIS FSADNI, MATTHEW R
16 Yrs 1500 M  LINEGAR, TY YANG, LOUIS CAMPION, DANIEL R
16 Yrs 3000 M LINEGAR, TY YANG, LOUIS CAMPION, DANIEL R
16 Yrs High Jump NGUYEN, VICTOR WANG, SIYANG KARUNARATNE, GEHAN R
16 Yrs Discuss LINEGAR, TY ZHUANG, WEI TRAN, JOSHUA R
16 Yrs Javelin GALLEGO, PATRICK PHUNG, JORDAN TRAN, DAVID R
16 Yrs Long Jump KARUNARATNE, GEHAN WONG, WILSON LAI, JOSEPH R
16 Yrs Shot Put GALLEGO, PATRICK ZHUANG, WEI KANDASAMY, ARUNAN R
17 Yrs 100 M CARROLL, MARK JEYENDRA, ADRIAN GUNARATNE, DAKSHIKA C
17 Yrs 200 M CARROLL, MARK GUNARATNE, DAKSHIKA JEYENDRA, ADRIAN C
17 Yrs 400 M SHUTTLEWORTH, AARON SUN, DALE MASALEHDANI, MICHAEL R
17 Yrs 800 M BARKER, JAMES MASALEHDANI, MICHAEL REIS, ANDREW R
17 Yrs 1500 M BARKER, JAMES AMIN, ALI MASALEHDANI, MICHAEL R
17 Yrs 3000 M BARKER, JAMES AMIN, ALI MASALEHDANI, MICHAEL R
17 Yrs High Jump BURRELL, ROGER SUN, DALE WEI, VICTOR R
17 Yrs Discuss BURRELL, ROGER WEI, VICTOR NGUYEN, GREGORY R
17 Yrs Javelin LY, TERRY ZINGER, GLEB SUN, DALE R
17 Yrs Long Jump GUNARATNE, DAKSHIKA JIN, FRANK KARUNARATNE, ROSHAN R
17 Yrs Shot Put BURRELL, ROGER WEI, VICTOR TIEDGEN, JAMES R

Notes

  • 3 Competitors are allowed for 100m and 200m sprints.
  • All other 3rd placed athletes are reserves.
  • Carnival is held at Hensley Athletics Field (EASTGARDENS) on Monday 23rd June all day 8am -3.15pm.
  • Students are to make there own way to the fields (see attached map).
  • Selections are subject to change.

Eastern Suburbs Zone Secondary Schools Annual Athletics Carnival – 2006

Dear Parent

The Eastern Suburbs Zone Athletics Carnival will be held at Hensley Athletics Field (EASTGARDENS) on Friday 23rd June all day (8.00am – 3.15pm).

Your son has been selected to represent Sydney Boys High at this carnival. Senior athletes need only attend for their events (they may go back to school to attend their normal classes).

The boys will need shorts (Light Blue or Black) and a High athletics singlet or a House PE shirt.

A canteen will operate at the venue on the day, athletes are encouraged to take their own food.

Theft at carnivals is a common occurrence so please ask you son not to take valuables to this event.

Any athlete who finishes first or second in this event will be selected in the zone team to compete at the Sydney East Area Carnival in August.

Please complete the permission slip and return to Mr Devlin by Monday, 22nd May.

Mr R.Devlin
MIC Athletics


PERMISSION NOTE

STUDENT NAME…………………………………………….. ROLL CLASS………………

My son has permission to represent Sydney Boys High at the Eastern Suburbs Zone Athletics Carnival at Hensley Athletics Field – Eastgardens on Friday 23rd June all day (8.00am – 3.15pm).


Signed:………………………………………..…………..… Date:…………………………. Parent/guardian


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SBHS-SGHS Parents/Students Universities Information Evening

Years 10, 11 12 Parent/Student Universities Information Evening

Wednesday, 7 June 2006 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Sydney Boys High School Great Hall

University faculties present from:

  • Australian National University (ANU) 
  • University of New South Wales 
  • University of Sydney 
  • University of Technology Sydney 
  • Macquarie University

(The UNSW Medical Faculty will be in Room 107 next to the Hall.)

This is an opportunity for parents and students to speak with faculty representatives and gather information from the individual faculty stalls that will be situated around the SBHS Hall.
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Wanted: Telstra Connections

Are you, your uncle, aunt or cousin any connection with Telstra employees?

If so, you may be able to apply for a grant from Telstra’s Kids Fund for School projects on behalf of your child, sibling, step-child, niece/ nephew, grandchild or foster child.

Please contact Valda Roser for further information: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
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Annual Joint SBHS/SGHS P&C Meeting

Invitation to all Parents and Staff to The Annual Joint Meeting of P & C Associations Sydney Boys High School and Sydney Girls High School

WEDNESDAY 14 JUNE* 2006 AT 7.30 PM
GREAT HALL, SYDNEY BOYS HIGH SCHOOL

Our speaker will be Louise Remond, Clinical Psychologist, Health Psychology Unit, University of Technology, St Leonards Campus, Royal North Shore Hospital co-author with Dr Sarah Edelman of Taking Charge: A guide for teenagers - Practical ways to overcome stress, hassles and upsetting emotions

Louise will give an overview of issues teens have commonly identified as stressful and aspects of adolescent development which can make adolescence a stressful period. She will describe the Taking Charge Model which aims to help individuals take 'greater charge' of their behaviours and emotions by taking positive actions and identifying and challenging unhelpful patterns of thinking. Topics will include: problem solving; acceptance of situations beyond one's control; identifying particular patterns of unhelpful thinking; skills for challenging irrational beliefs and applications of particular strategies to managing stress, the 'blues' and anxiety. The talk will provide useful resources for helping teenagers when they are feeling distressed.

The presentation will be followed by question time and refreshments.

*NOTE change of date from originally advertised 21 June 2006
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Entertainment Books

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
Name:    ___________________________________________________
Address: ___________________________________________________
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: Coffee Orders

Elbon Coffee
Order by Tuesday 16 May – Delivery on Friday 19 May
(order by end of lunch; orders sent home with boys)


Buyer’s Name _________________________________________  Class _________ 
Coffee Weight Cost Style (please tick) Quantity Subtotal ($)
Elbon Special 250g $8 ___ Plunger  _________ _________
___ Espresso _________ _________
___ Beans _________ _________
500g $15 ___ Plunger  _________ _________
___ Espresso _________ _________
___ Beans _________ _________
1kg $30 ___ Plunger  _________ _________
___ Espresso _________ _________
___ Beans _________ _________
Columbian 250g $8 ___ Plunger  _________ _________
___ Espresso _________ _________
___ Beans _________ _________
500g $15 ___ Plunger  _________ _________
___ Espresso _________ _________
___ Beans _________ _________
1kg $30 ___ Plunger  _________ _________
___ Espresso _________ _________
___ Beans _________ _________

Total:

_________
Type of Payment:  Cheque ___    Cash ___    Credit Card ___
Card Type:        Bankcard ___  Visa ___    MasterCard ___
Expiry Date:      ___ / ___ 
Card Number:      _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
Cardholder’s Name:      ________________________________________________________________
                                     (please print)
Cardholders Signature:      _______________________________   Bus. Phone:  _________________

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