High Notes, Vol 7 No 40, December 15 2006
From the Principal
Final Edition for 2006
End of Year Reports
Electronic High Notes
School Within a School
School Certificate results 2006
Academic Achievement List – Year 9 2006
Congratulations to the following boys in Year 9 whose excellent academic achievements in Semester 2 are recognised.
Points were awarded as follows - High Distinction: 6, Distinction: 5, Credit: 3, Pass with Merit: 2 Pass: 1, with the qualifying total being 40 points from 8 subjects.
Anti Bullying Policy
It is important that we are all aware of the anti-bullying policy at SBHS. Please take a moment to read through this and discuss with your son.
Policy in Action
Procedures for staff dealing with bullying incidents
Procedures for students
Procedures for Parents
Prestigious Award for Old Boy, Joseph Suttie
Joseph Suttie, an Old Boy and Dux of 1994 has been awarded a General Sir John Monash Award in the study area of cardiac imaging.
The General Sir John Monash Awards are the nation’s most prestigious postgraduate scholarships, focused on developing and supporting outstanding young Australians who can make a difference to Australia’s future and become leaders in their fields and of the nation. The Awards are Australia’s equivalent to the British Rhodes Scholarships and the American Fulbright Awards.
To meet the selection criteria, award winners must demonstrate outstanding levels of academic excellence, leadership qualities, and altruism demonstrated through community service. They must also hold Australian citizenship and present a well-defined study program leading to the degree of PhD, DPhil or equivalent, or to a relevant professional Masters Degree.
The introduction of Cardiac imaging heralds the non-invasive detection and treatment of cardiac disease. Dr Suttie plans to lead the introduction of these new technologies and train the medical profession in their use.
Joseph will study for a PhD at Oxford University. He will study novel techniques in Cardiac Imaging for the detection of ischaemia and cardiac failure. Joseph says current methods of detection are invasive and carry potentially life threatening complications of stroke, cardiac arrhythmias, myocardial infarction or vascular dissection. Joseph plans to lead the introduction of new imaging (non invasive) technologies in Australia and to train the medical profession in its use.
Joseph believes new non-invasive methods of diagnostic assessments will enable early detection and treatment of cardiac disease, particularly in persons of marginalised socioeconomic status, even those with low or intermediate risk.
Dr Joseph Suttie is an advanced trainee in cardiology at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. Joseph holds a Bachelor of Medical Science (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He was recognized as Doctor of the Year (Intern) in 2002 and as the Best Teaching Registrar in 2005.
Joseph shares himself with multiple community service and leadership activities ranging from volunteer fire-fighter to working with the St Vincent de Paul Society helping homeless and marginalized people in New South Wales. He has been active in several aid programs, delivering medical aid to the developing world and assisting the homeless in Sydney.
He was a student representative on the UNSW Academic Board and Director/Treasurer of the Australian Medical Students Association, where he founded a National Ethics Committee and National Ethics Essay Competition.
Joseph served with the Army Reserve (in the University of NSW Regiment.). He trains the Sydney
Boys High School Army Cadet Corps and debating teams and he was recently recognised with a
debating prize named in his honour for his twelve years of “old boy” service to the
Year Nine Architecture Excursion To UNSW
On Monday the 4 December 2006 Year 9 Architecture classes went to UNSW for the Sustainable Living Challenge Awards Day. They visited the exhibition of projects from schools all over the country. Year 10 Architecture competes in the Sustainable Living Challenge by designing a model for a sustainable building, usually a domestic house.
This year’s finalists Anthony Ho and Nathan Chan were showcased. Their rationale was to create a sustainable building which didn’t compromise lifestyle and in fact showed how being sustainable can enhance lifestyle. They designed and presented a model for a restaurant which was committed to sustainability, e.g. by producing ingredients on site or using local produce. The building had many active and passive sustainable features.
Kevin Le and Peter Nguyen received a high commendation for their innovative house which featured
roof top gardens and water collection among other things. These students and others were really
committed to their projects and enjoyed the challenge. Year 9 enjoyed the day and gained some
valuable insight and inspiration for their projects next year.
From The Library
The Library Heralds return!! (With no hassles we hope) There is a new system for obtaining the Sydney Morning Herald through the library next year. You will pay a lot less if you order for the whole year - $10 a term not $15. The cost is going to be $40 for the year! Please pay at the office and show us your receipt.
The Library strongly recommends that students, particularly Seniors, participate in this very cheap activity as you will benefit as readers, writers and conversationalists.
If you pay now your paper will begin from day one. You will not be allowed to pay late
Attention Debating Parents
Debating has 4 parking days at the start of 2007-
Sunday JAN 7th- Soccer @ Aussie Stadium game on at 7pm
Once again we are seeking your assistance with parking in order to raise funds for coaching. If you haven't helped out with parking before, I especially urge you to get involved and donate your time. Helping is really easy and a vital source of income for the Debating Program, which this year over 120 boys were involved in.
THANK YOU! To Harleen Kaur (Angud Chawla in Year 8’s mum) who has kindly offered to take
over the role of Debating’s Parking Co-ordinator in 2007.
Thank you to all the boys and parents who gave up their time last Saturday to raise funds for our tennis programs.
It was great to see so many new faces; our trial of using only two experienced parents/boys together with a large number of new and inexperienced ones worked very well indeed, the total raised was $4,860.
Remember parking is very easy, if you have never helped before, Serdar and our experienced
parents/boys will quickly show you what you need to do.
Your Call Ref!
24 MAGENTA is fouled whilst in the act of shooting a two point field goal, the shot is successful and he is about to have the ball put at his disposal for his free throw when 15 MAGENTA and 7 GOLD have fouls called on both of them for pushing and shoving each other.
What penalties should there be and how should the game resume?
a) The double foul cancels out, 24MAGENTA takes his shot and the ball is alive and in play at the
end of his shot?
42.2.3 ,Fouls in special situations, tells us that all equal penalties against the teams … shall be cancelled … therefore a) is the way to go.
Thank You From the MIC Basketball
It has been a great term. Every term in the past three seasons have seen improved results. Your son’s self esteem and attitude towards sport is becoming more positive as he begins to see his hard work paying off. This is only because of great people being involved in the program. Great Staff. Great parents. Great Old Boy and external coaches.
Thank you to all the parents who helped the students get to the matches each week and stayed and supported their son’s team on Saturday. In particular thank you to the dedicated parents who worked in the canteen on Saturdays. I am really impressed with the rise in parent participation organized by the few parents who are recruiting ‘friends of High Basketball’. Mr Walker and Mr Gordon are on top of it.
The parking has made a smooth transition from last season’s coordinator Kumi Abeysuriya to the current Shirley Tickner who is doing a fantastic job.
The Post Game function spread on Saturday organized by the parents and Christina Chow has become legendary. Our Captain of Basketball has been able to make some outstanding speeches thanks to his team’s fine performance. The Captain of the school has the crowd support at an all time capacity cheering and urging on the School’s number one basketball team.
Captains are submitting reports to the High notes and statistics are being recorded vigorously. Coaching staff are more enthusiastic than ever and have been set bench marks for their teams to achieve by the MIC.
The Chairperson Vince Saloman has continued his tireless support of the school as a first aid person and coach. My sincere appreciation must also be given to the all office staff, the Head of Sport, Richard Ayer, the deputy principal Mr Dowdell and the principal Dr Jaggar for their support of Basketball at SBHS.
I am really looking forward to term 1 and the future of High Basketball as are the students of
Melbourne Rowing Exchange, Junior Camps, Shed Race and Boat Naming
The race starts at 7.30 am so crews have to boat by 6.30 am. We start at this time to avoid river traffic and the ferry that crosses the river. After the race the boys will clean their boats thoroughly for the break and at 10.00 am we will name our new four and scull. These boats will be named the David Lucombe and the Steve Tiedgen respectively. All rowers are expected to stay for the naming but it should wind up by midday.
The Melbourne Exchange happened this week and I would like to thank the following families who took billets and made the exchange so successful Santoso, Deacon, Ling, Horton, Kwok, Ridges, Eriksson, Chen and Belokopytov. Melbourne High will enter our shed race for the first time so on Saturday there will be over 120 boys racing from our shed.
The junior camp just completed proved to be quite successful but due to the weather the selection seat racing could not take place. Many thanks to all the coaches who coached and supervised the various sessions and to the parents who had their first experience of camp life- hungry boys and no sleep.
Thanks to the coaching of James Gerofi, Robbie Girdler, Mr Gainford, Mr Hespe, Mr Coan, Head Coach Mark Prater, George Barris, Oliver Wilson, Yaegan Doran, Dominic Grimm and Karl Kruszelnicki.
The other unique and exceptional aspect of our camps are the involvement of the senior boys. Many thanks to Tom Hurrell, Captain of Boats, Jason Phu, Ty Linegar, Andrew Pham, Andrew Huang and David Kim for staying over and assisting with the duties.
This year all the junior crews will be selected by seat racing but this will now take place during January camp although the year 8 quads are very close to final.
This weekend signals the end of the on the water training for this year and it begins again for
the various groups according to the Rowing Calendar in January.
High Wins Bronze at Australian Schools
1st Grade Volleyball Report
High arrived confident with numerous accolades collected throughout the successful year. Touching down on Sunday the team hoped to salvage a medal at the traditionally disappointing week of competition.
The first three days saw the completion of the round robin stage with High placing on top of its pool, amassing a convincing 5 wins and 1 loss record. High remained unfazed against its much larger adversaries, although losing two players to injuries early in the week. Warren Trac’s presence on the net was felt with numerous blocks on his opposing position. Sam Lee’s faultless passing from the backcourt allowed Alex Le to utilise his wide repertoire of sets to send back a barrage of hits.
They were well supported by Terry Ly and his onslaught of spikes , hitting the floorboards countless times.
High battled the elite teams of the division on the following day eager to make the final four. Although losing to hard hitting NZ team, Penrose, High bounced back with a comfortable victory over Loxton and in the process qualified for the semi final. David Dizon’s communication and hustle in the backcourt let to a low error rate with Ping Du stepping up superbly to fill in the missing spot vacated by injuries.
The final day saw High face Billanook in the semi final, a team we had previously overcome earlier during the week. With this in mind, 1st grade entered the match hopeful for a similar result. However High was defeated in straight sets despite Weiping Lu’s valiant return from a twisted ankle. The team’s complacent attitude carried on into the bronze medal playoff with the team surrendering a comfortable lead in the final set to go down 15-13. On-Court Captain Oliver Konakoff led the team brilliantly throughout the tournament, displaying composure down the stretch.
Ultimately High was rewarded with a bronze medal (a Sydney High first) as a result of higher ranked team Penrose not being from Australia. Jamie Tao was named player of the tournament, rising to the occasion when called upon, performing consistently in all ten matches.
A big thanks goes to Mr Kay along with old boys Junyang Sim and Yaegan Doran for their dedication
and commitment during the event.
16A’s Volleyball Report
The following day we played our first two matches. Our first opponent was Luther. Five minutes into the match, we had our coach, Yaegan, wondering what was going wrong, and us constantly checking the score line of 1-9. A timeout at this stage helped and, taking the set, we demoralised the opponents and took out the second set as well. Some incredibly smooth serving by Steven Ke was the highlight of the match.
Next up was Mount Scopus. Even thought we’d already played a match a few minutes before, we were more than ready for this one. After the match started, that thought changed. Once again, we trailed by 5 or 6 points within minutes of starting the match. Shorson Zhang starting blasting through some power serves, hitting the opposing captain in the face, resulting in some angry antics. Our middle blockers Ritam Mitra and Daniel Shan(who was running on the coffee spilt on his bed) were great in putting the pressure on the hitters, and this gave us a more than easy victory in the end, another straight sets victory for the day.
On Tuesday we came up against Seaford. Once again, a bad start was shaken off by our team and some incredibly powerful cross court hitting by Stephen Dong took apart their defence. Sam Wan made an incredible running backset tip, while Thomas Nguyen’s consistent setting provided the remarkable kill spikes that went straight to ground on the other side. Helped along by an inconsistent setter on the other side, we won again in straight sets.
Finally, the team faced some tough competition against Villanova. For once, we had a great start, but a sneaky setter and a very powerful left-armed outside meant our team’s gaps were exposed. Although the team put in a strong effort, we lost closely in straight sets.
Nowra was our first game on Wednesday. We were naturally cocky, as we had beaten this team before in the Sydney High Tournament. We managed to take a set off them in the second, but lost the third narrowly. Two losses in a row had shaken our team, but we had a breather and psyched ourselves up for the Kincumber game. They had two huge players, and this intimidated us. But we grouped together and knew we had to win it. The team started crushing Kincumber, with Nishan Abeysuriya the standout performer. His spikes went straight through the blocks, and with a triple block headed by Stephen Dong to finish off the match, the team knew how much potential it had.
Our only match the next day was against Lyneham. This match was not such a big frontier for our team to overcome either- we won in straight sets 25-15, 25-16.
On Friday, we won the wrong match. Playing in the semi-final in the morning, we were once again defeated by Villanova in what was a cruel end to our campaign. We had leads of over 6 points in each set, both of which were cut down to a very small losing margin of 2 or 3 points. This was a crushing blow, and the team was down. However, we picked up the pieces and set out to convincingly win a bronze medal playoff- against Luther.
We didn’t want to be cocky this time- but that’s the way it always ends up. A strong first set by our team almost cancelled any doubts we had about going home without a medal, but after the first set, the team was having- too much fun. Some hilarious rallies started taking play, but we lost the set. Not taking it too hard, we put on the first set’s starting 6 players again- and even they had a tough time of it. Luckily, some awesome plays set up by the setters Sam and Thomas meant Daniel and Steven Ke could come through with great hits down the middle. We won the match and the medal by 2 points, finishing 3rd overall out of 12 teams in our division.
A huge thanks to Mr Kay for making this Melbourne trip a great one, to Sandy and Vickie, our team
“managers”, and especially to Yaegan Doran for helping us reach higher goals in
volleyball, and all the hard work he put into our team this year.
Music Awards Dinner
Annual Visual Arts Exhibition
Rehearsal for SGHS Speech Day Awards
A roll will be marked for attendance and will go towards next year’s award scheme.
Speech Day awards on Friday 15th of December 2006:
Students need to be at the Girls school with their instruments (cases leave at school) and music
by 12:30pm for set-up and warm-up. The presentation will be at 1pm and conclude
approximately 2:30pm on which students should return to school for period 6.
Basketball: Shooting Hoops
The highlight for the 06/07 season so far is 1sts grades win over Riverview in round 4 of the GPS competition. Victor Nguyen and Harry Walker were dominant with 23 and 21 points respectively. Wei Zhuang (12 points 5 rebounds), Moussa Farhat (10 rebounds), Stuart Sugito (13 points) and Justin Chow (8 points) also played key roles in the great win!!!
Statistics of High vs Riverview, 11/11/06.
FG = field goals
High 1st Grade
## Name FG 3PT FT PTS TR AST TO ST MIN 4 *H.Walker 7/23 5/18 2/2 21 4 0 1 1 35:26 6 J.Chow 3/4 2/2 0/0 8 2 0 3 1 22:10 7 A.Vertoudakis 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 1 0 2:33 8 *S.Sugito 6/14 1/4 0/0 13 2 0 3 1 25:30 9 *V.Nguyen 6/17 4/6 7/10 23 6 2 2 4 32:18 11 *W.Zhuang 6/12 0/0 0/2 12 5 0 2 2 27:03 12 P.Du 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 00:00 13 *M.Farhat 1/4 0/0 0/0 2 10 0 1 1 28:32 14 O.Konakoff 0/4 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 1 12:40 15 P.Gallego 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 11:43 Totals 29/79 12/30 9/14 79 42 2 14 12
Riverview 1st Grade
## Name FG 3PT FT PTS TR AST TO ST MIN 4 *J.Aldrige 4/7 0/0 2/2 10 2 0 1 0 27:21 5 *N.Kirwan 3/9 0/0 5/8 11 11 0 5 1 32:18 6 N.Martinez 0/4 0/1 0/0 0 2 0 2 0 14:41 7 *T.Neal 8/21 1/2 2/3 19 2 1 3 2 26:04 9 *P.Bell 8/18 0/0 3/6 19 8 0 7 0 32:42 10 J.Manevski 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 2 0 18:03 11 A.McFarland 1/2 0/0 1/3 3 2 2 2 2 10:04 13 Z.Stenmark 0/1 0/0 2/4 2 4 0 0 0 5:31 14 *A. Akoy 1/3 0/0 1/2 3 16 0 2 0 19:18 15 J.P.Daneel 0/3 0/0 0/2 0 2 0 1 0 10:29 Totals 28/73 1/3 17/31 74 61 2 25 6
Riverview High Free Throw Pts 17 9 3Pt Points 3 36 Pts/Possession 0.63 0.77 Pts off turnovers 17 13 2nd Chance points 13 6 Pts off Bench 5 8 Total Rebounds 62 41 Team Rebounds 10 8 Dead Ball Reb 7 4 Off Rebound % 45.1 26.9 Def Rebound % 73.1 54.9 Total Rebound % 59.2 40.8
Qtr1 Qtr2 Qtr3 Qtr4 Total Riverview 13 21 23 17 74 High 25 16 13 25 79
Statistics may be slightly off as it is hard to keep track of every move on the court.
Thank you to David Fan, Ishan Bapat and Caillin McKay for doing the stats for 1sts/2nds every week. We are looking for one more helper to support Caillin when David and Ishan do the HSC. See Mr Hayman if interested.
1sts and 2nds have Holiday Training on the 22nd-25th of January 9am-12pm each day.
The Raschke Cup will be played the following week. The Raschke Cup is an exciting event where all 1st and 2nd grade basketball teams get to play fast 20 minute running clock halves against all the other teams in the GPS on one day. 1sts are at Shore while High will host the 2nd grade competition. Juniors please come and support the top teams!
A reminder for all to get practicing during these summer holidays. Take advantage of the long break and come back for the second half of the season a bigger and better player than ever before. See Mr Hayman for a free cool skills card. You can graph your improvement during the break. Sydney High Basketball rules!!!
See http://www.sbl.com.au/sbl2004/ for Mr Hayman’s stats in Sydney Basketball League!
~Brought to you by Samson Lou, Stuart Sugito and Johny Shih
High Cricket Bulletin
McKAY OVAL BACK IN PLAY
SENSATIONAL BILLETING EFFORT
HIGH’S BARBERIS CUP – BUT THE GAME WAS NOT OVER UNTIL THE LAST BALL WAS
Day 2 Friday. at the Waverley College ground Melbourne won the toss and elected to bat and started to build an innings as our opening bowlers were wasting the use of the new ball. The skipper Alisdair Brown then made a double bowling change and Melbourne didn’t know what had hit them with wickets tumbling at will for them to be all out for 86 with Siddarth Singh (13) their run scorer from Day 1 top scoring. Best bowling Razeen Ahmed, Alisdair Brown and Harrison Lane each took 2 wkts, Timmy Lim and Roshan Kashyap one wkt each. High started the chase and the rest is history, our opening pair of Shreyas Iyer (29n.o) and Razeen Ahmed (47n.o) played sensible cricket to guide High to victory for no loss of wkts over Melbourne’s Score of 86.
The 2 Day Tournament formula with High losing 10 wkts to Melboune’s 19 wkts to High’s, the Barberis Cup was won by High for the first time since it’s revival in 2003.
To complete the tournament the traditional “Fat Man’s Race” between the two teams was conducted and won by High and in a 15 Over Per Side and an unbelievable last ball Tie occurred. Remarkable ?/!!?
The team: Alisdair Brown (Capt), Razeen Ahmed, Shreyas Iyer, Avish Sharma, Nakul Pedneker, Hugo Richards, William Lee, Timmy Lin Arthur Kourtesis, Roshan Kashyap, Harrison Lane and Anthony Hopkins. Support group Varan Peranathan (Team Coach) Lachlan Brown (Manager) and Mark Lucchitti (Scorer)
TOURING TEAM FIXTURE - Mt.ALBERT (NEW ZEALAND)
Wednesday 3rd.January ( Test Match Day2) - Year 12 and Parents. Please arrive at
JANUARY 2007 CAMP – EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Learn to Row Programs 2007
COURSE INFORMATION FOR SYDNEY HIGH PARENTS & PARTNERS
Real Rowing for Rigour Racing Shells on the Parramatta River
If you want to learn Rowing in Sydney, then this course of 6 classes is for you. Whether you are a raw land lubber or have some previous experience, come and learn the skills of rowing. If your son is a rower then here is another experience that you can share. If your son does not row then you are still most welcome to join these classes. Rowing is the ideal aerobic sport for the entire body as it is low impact and has a low incidence of injury. You will also enjoy messing about in boats as well as the magic moments of early mornings on the water. Further courses will be planned for Terms 2-4 including Intermediate and Advanced Levels.
Complete crews are desirable but not essential. Other adult participants from a number of
Community Colleges will also be in attendance. Make-up crews can be arranged in the IVs and VIIIs
Expression of interest: Please contact Judith Shuttleworth, Foundation Venues
Manager and a rowing parent, on 0427 070 569 or at