High Notes, Vol 8 No 17, June 15 2007
From the Principal
Additional Year 9 Places Granted
In the transition phase 2008-9, places will still be offered to up to 20 students in Year 11 as we seek to reduce the size of Years 11 and 12, from 420 to 400. Simultaneously, in 2008-2009, we will offer up to 20 places for students entering Year 9, thereby increasing the size of Year 10 to 200 by 2009. In 2010, the policy becomes one of up to 20 new places in Year 9, with replacement places only in Years 10-12, if numbers for any one Year fall below 195. Hence, to minimise overall growth as a result of the introduction of the new class, up to six students could leave in any one academic year before one replacement place would become available.
I thank Dr Lambert for his strategic vision in approving our submission which will lead, I am certain, to a stronger, more integrated school culture at High.
New Debating Administration Model for 2008
The Senior Debating Coordinator role has a competition selection, preparation and participation focus. The role involves: recruiting, managing and paying coaches; implementing and evaluating the debating coaching manual; selecting teams; entering competitions; organising Friday night competition debates in the GPS season (in partnership with the Junior Debating Coordinator) and facilitating away debates. This role is supported by Ms Berger who accompanies senior teams in CHS competitions. Ms Cradock also supports the program by taking teams to competition debates in school hours. The Senior Debating Coordinator has responsibility for communicating policy, events, team business, venues information and web site updates. Much of the communication occurs via group emailing. End of year functions would be a joint effort involving the two Coordinators and the DSG.
At this stage it is not clear whether Ms Brewer will be able to continue her Senior Debating Coordinator role from off site. It is technically possible for a person to do so. In order to have a smooth transition to the new model for 2008, I would appreciate expressions of interest from staff in respect to the Junior Debating Coordinator position. I envisage it would have the same terms and conditions as an MIC position.
Students of concern
Pitch For A Free Course At Metro Screen During Our Open Day
Attend the Metro Screen Open Day and be given the opportunity to win a free place in a short course of your choice.
At 11am the Open Day will play host to an information session encompassing more than 40 courses in Film, Video, TV and Portable Content run by Metro Screen. This session will include details of our Certificate IV in Screen, youth unit and mobile unit. This will be followed by a Debate on the Future of Media Training and your chance to win.
Those who would like to enter the competition simply have to be at the Open Day for the start of this 11am session. You will be given 20 seconds to stand on your soapbox and tell our panel of experts how Metro Screen training will further your career.
The winner will be judged on their wit, flair and creative edge. The funnier the better!
Also included in the Open Day are workshops in camera/cinematography, editing/Final Cut Studio and tours, screenings, makeup demonstrations, info sessions on funding and mentorships as well as our Industry Markets.
Metro Screen: tell your story Training, equipment hire ad production support for
Year 8 Parents' Dinner
Come and enjoy a night out with other Year 8 parents
There has been a change of date and venue for our parents dinner
The new details are:
Year 9 Parents' Dinner
Dinner and Social Meeting of the Year 9 Parents’ Group
When: Monday, June 18, 2007
SBHS/SGHS P & C Meeting
The Joint SBHS/SGHS P & C Meeting will be held on
Wednesday, 20 June in the Campbell Hall at Sydney Girls High School at 7.30pm
The Speaker will be Dr John Bennett, General Manager of the Board of Studies who will be talking on "The HSC Examination and Assessment Procedures and Future Curriculum Developments."
All parents are warmly invited to attend Tea and coffee will be servedReturn to Index
Venue Hire at SBHS
Why not consider the Great Hall as a great venue for your next big event.
Letters Re Absence/Lateness/ Early Leave When your son returns to school from being absent he is required to provide a letter of explanation signed by a parent or guardian. If your son is going to be late for school a note is also required.
If your son has an early leave note he is required to have his note signed by either Mr Beringer, Mr Dowdell or Mr Prorellis before 8:55 am and handed in to the Main Office immediately after. Each letter should be signed by a parent or guardian with the name date and roll class of your son printed clearly. Your son needs to pick up a leave pass from the Main Office before he leaves the school.Return to Index
Letters Re Absence/Lateness/ Early Leave
When your son returns to school from being absent he is required to provide a letter of explanation signed by a parent or guardian. If your son is going to be late for school a note is also required.
If your son has an early leave note he is required to have his note signed by either Mr Beringer, Mr Dowdell or Mr Prorellis before 8:55 am and handed in to the Main Office immediately after. Each letter should be signed by a parent or guardian with the name, date and roll class of your son printed clearly. Your son needs to pick up a leave pass from the Main Office before he leaves the school.
Another email service for parents
Parents who supply the school with an email address can now have an updated report on their son’s attendance record can sent to them on a daily or weekly basis.
Sydney Boys High Cabaret Night
If you have not yet purchased tickets, you may come earlier and purchase them at the door on the night.
Price: $10.00 per head or $25.00 per family.
Tutor of the Week
Student of the Week
Music Tuition Scholarships
Sydney High Football: The Onion Bag
GPS round 3: Saturday 16th June
Details of MPW/McKay and CP fields can be found at: www.cp.nsw.gov.au/map
Details of Riverview’s grounds can be found at: www.riverview.nsw.edu.au/co_venues.php
Match day procedures
Quote of the Week
Parent-teacher interviews for Years 10, 11, 12 will take place on
Thursday, 21 June 2007
Please note the following arrangements:
Interviews for parents of boys in Years 7, 8 and 9 will be held on Wednesday 27 June, from 3:00 pmReturn to Index
There will be a Disco for Year 7/8/9 students held in the School Hall, Sydney Girls High School on Monday. 1 8 June from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm This function is only current students at Sydney Boys and Sydney Girls. No other people will be permitted.
Staff and security guards will provide supervision and students will only be allowed to leave before 10:00 pm if we can contact parents for permission.
We do request that parents are prompt to collect their daughter/son at 10:00 pm. Boys are to be collected in the Boys School Car Park and girls an the Girls School so as to reduce congestion. Please do not allow them to make their own way home at this time of night.
Drinks and chips will be on sale in the Cleveland Quadrangle. Students will be allowed to go into the Cleveland Quad from the School Hall and all this area will be secure.
Please contact Mr Thomsen (Sydney Girls High School) or Mr Beringer (Sydney Boys High School) if you have any concerns
Dr Margaret Varady AO
Dr Kim Jaggar
New Library & Performing Arts Centre
Tax Deductible 125th Anniversary Project
Sydney Boys High School depends upon its community of parents, Old Boys and supporters to further the School’s ethos of the pursuit of all-round excellence.
We have a bold vision for a two stage Library & Performing Arts Centre. With advances in information technology, there is a pressing need to create a facility which is able to adapt and keep pace with meeting the increasing needs of our students. The estimated cost of the combined project is $4m. Stage one requires $1.8m; we have $400k. A new tax deductible monthly giving program has been introduced to help fund our development goal.
We have implemented an arrangement with ANZ Bank for automatic monthly deductions from a nominated credit card. You can elect to give $50, $40, $30 or $20 each month for a period of twelve months. Your nominated amount, along with your name and credit card details will be sent to the bank electronically. At the end of the financial year, the school will issue an annual statement as evidence of tax deductible donations. You can opt in or out of the scheme provided you notify the school in writing five working days before the fifteenth day of each month.
Thank you for helping to make a difference for our boys
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