High Notes, Vol 8 No 25, August 24 2007
From the Principal
Boggabilla Cultural Exchange
We shared an art lesson where our boys tried their hands as artists in the traditional style,
representing people, animals and country with symbols. Several members of the local community
cooked us ‘johnny cakes’ on an open fire. They were a hit with butter and Bundaberg
Golden Syrup. The countryside was too wet to travel over so the camping site for Tuesday night
had to be changed to a local spot on a bend in the Macintyre River known as ‘Bondi’
because of its 50 metres of sandy beach. The visit was most enjoyable and High is helping to make
a difference in a community with every possible disadvantage to educational and personal
Year 10 PDHPE Crossroads Seminars 2007
On Tuesday 28 August 2007 a series of presentations will be held for Year 10 as part of the mandatory PDHPE program. The community organisations involved are WAYS (Waverley Action for Youth Services), Positive Speakers Bureau and the Motor Accident Authority. These organisations create an awareness of issues relevant to young people today and the community support available.
The presentations will be held during periods 1 – 4 in the Senior Study, gymnasium and rooms 102, 103 and 202. The organisation of the day will be provided to each student prior to August 28.
The cost of the presentations is $12, payable at the office on or before the day.
The Phil Day Trust
The Phil Day Trust will be receiving donations until Friday 31 August. The trust will be closed
off at this point with proceeds being used to fund an annual prize and 2 plaques to be positioned
in the school. People wishing to make a donation are asked to do so at the school office by
Friday August 31.
Fencing General Meeting
Wednesday 4 September 2007
All fencing parents are invited to attend this meeting to discuss upcoming competitions, coaching and UTS training; and to raise issues and present views on how High’s current programs could be further enhanced.
Fencing, like all sports at SBHS, needs the support of ALL parents. If you son fences, please try to come along.
Please put this date in your diary and come along to assist your son’s sport.
We need your support!
Learn to Row
Field Work in the Hunter Valley
Part of the work of HSC Geography is the need to carry out a range of fieldwork activities to
reinforce and extend the work in the classroom. Last week students had the opportunity of
examining the work of the Hunter Resort in Pokolbin as part of the “People and Economic
Activity” unit. The aim is to study a local enterprise with global connections and the wine
industry is an obvious choice. We’ve established a good rapport with Hunter Resort and a as
result get to go behind the scenes. Starting with a study of the vineyard, we went through the
wine making process and finished with a lecture on the global wine industry. This last part was
filmed and it will form part of the developing online education resources for the course.
Overall, a great day with excellent weather and valuable learning material.
Basketball Committee AGM
Thursday 30 August, 2007
All Office Bearer positions are open for nomination. These positions are as follows:
Chairperson, Treasurer, Senior Events Co-ordinator, Junior Events Co-ordinator, Parking Co-ordinator, Secretary, End of Season Function Co-coordinator, Canteen Co-ordinator and Post Game Function Co-ordinator.
In addition we are looking for parents who can help with the score table on Saturdays for firsts
SBHS Rowing AGM 2007
The following office bearers were elected unopposed at the recent AGM:
President Julie Blomberg
Full minutes of the AGM will be posted shortly on the rowing page of the school website.Return to Index
SHS Old Boys Union
Did you know?
SHS Old Boys Union
Another Winning Season
Volleyball also aims to develop the junior squads. To this end we hosted a Junior Tournament last Saturday in which teams from Baulkham Hills High School, Great Lakes and Nowra came to join us. In a packed often noisy gym we ran two divisions – Year 9 and Years 7/8. Competition was strong in many areas and it wasn’t until the final result of the final game that it was possible to declare a winner. In the Year 9 division the results were:
The Year 7/8 division was very close – teams were tied until the very last game. After an exciting day’s play the final winners were:
Well done to all our players who were excellent sports as well as great ambassadors for the
From the High Store
Fathers' Day Sale
Foldable black polyester chair with arms & SHS logo which folds down into a compact over the shoulder carry bag. Ideal for watching your Saturday sports games.
Normally $50.00 NOW $42.50
SYDNEY BOYS HIGH number plate cover, available in two sizes to fit your plate.
Normally $39.95 NOW $36.00
There are many more gift ideas for dad, so visit your High Store & Michelle will help you select the best gift for your DAD.
The High Store will be closed on Friday 31 August!Return to Index
18 August 07
Year 10 2008 Parent Information Evening
A Parent Information Evening will be held on Tuesday 4 September in the Great Hall at 6.00 pm to
discuss the subjects studied by boys in Year 10 2008. Subject Acceleration (in subjects
such as Modern History, Geography, Music etc) has been offered to Year 10 boys in past years. It
is anticipated that in 2008 Year 10 boys will study 2 electives (possibly including an
Acceleration subject). The options available to boys for 2008 will be discussed at the
GPS Music Festival
John Morrison Jazz and Stage Bands Festival
Tables are of the format 'Surname, Given Name, Year, Instrument'Symphony Orchestra
Last season our 14C and 14D teams achieved a “winning attitude and culture” and the teams became the ones that everyone wanted to be part of for obvious reasons. It was great to see the team spirit and the pride openly displayed by the High cricketers. At the same time we had our new Year 7 teams (13A, 13B and 13C) who did not win a match but what impressed me was the commitment and the great effort all of the boys put in and achieving huge improvements by the end of the season. These boys are the future of High Cricket and need the support and encouragement that they have earned and I am hopeful that we achieve this not only through coaching, but having parents see just how much their sons have improved. As testament to this group on each Saturday where some were not allocated teams and were in a “rotation group” the boys were turning up at venues “in case” someone did not attend. Now that’s commitment!!! Well done to all of these lads and we look forward to helping them go further this season. Now some dates for your diaries:
COACHES APPOINTMENTS and MEETING
At the conclusion of the AGM on Wednesday next the 29th August all existing and interested team coaches for the coming season will meet at 7-00pm in the Common Room for the allocation to teams and to review the season programme. Administration that is required will be completed on the night and all concerned are asked to make a special effort to be in attendance.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Will be conducted next Wednesday in the Common Room in the main administration building, commencing at 6-00 pm.. The Election of Office Bearers for the coming season will be held for the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Parking and Dinner Coordinators and 5 committee members. Your support would be most welcome as we approach what looks like an exciting new era in High Cricket. A coaches meeting will follow immediately at 7-0pm and any prospective coaches are invited to attend that meeting
LEVEL 1 COACHING ACCREDITATION COURSE
The Course will be held over 3 dates with two 3 hour sessions and one full day session and at present the dates submitted to NSW Cricket for approval are Thur 20th Sept. (3hrs), Thur 27th Sept. (3 hrs) and Sunday 30th September (8 hrs). Participants are advised that this is an interesting and very much a practical “hands on” course and will give you credentials that will allow coaches to accept coaching roles post High School
TRIAL DATES Year 7, 8 and 9
On Saturday 22nd from 9-00 am – 1-00 pm Net Trials and field sessions will be held for all Year 7, 8 and 9 students at the School Cricket nets and adjacent grounds. Players will be graded and allocated teams for the oncoming season. Players will be required to have their own cricket kits with them plus drinks to support them during the trials. For those who do not have a full kit, batting pads will be provided.