High Notes, Vol 8 No 37, November 30 2007

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From the Principal

High Talent
Congratulations to the 15s basketball team for their convincing exhibition of team play at the CHS Knockout championships. Their gallant second to powerhouse Westfield’s Sports High was a tribute to their preparation and growing self belief as a group of players. Good facilities supported by a good program, run by good coaches, develop and attract good players. Well done to Ben Wilcox (7S). He achieved equal second overall in Year 7 in the Australian Secondary Schools Educational Talent Search (ASSETS) conducted by GERRIC and achieved an outstanding result in English. Ben will be honoured at an award ceremony in January at UNSW. Congratulations to the perfect scorers in Listening and Reading at the ACER tests for Chinese Certificate 2 – Gareth Chan, James Han, Andy Liu (Year 9) and Charley Liu (Year 10)!

School Council Endorsed 125th Celebrations
The School Council endorsed a list of planned activities for the 125th year celebrations next year. The 125th year celebrations will commence with the Chinese New Year of the Rat on the weekend after Speech Night in February. We ask people to please book early before all tickets for this popular event are sold out. Students were given an advertising brochure to take home this week. In April the Anzac Day Assembly will see a gathering of Old Boys connected with the military attending to add atmosphere to the occasion. Our foundation year 1883 organisations – The Sydney High Cadets and the Sydney High Rifle Club Inc are planning to hold 125th anniversary dinners to celebrate their histories. Several crew reunions are planned for rowers from various eras. It will be the 20th anniversary of Association Football as a GPS sport in 2008 and an event is planned to commemorate that milestone. Further suggestions have been made about re-activating the ‘Wall of Fame’ concept to honour high achievers. A fundraising dinner for the new Library / Performing Arts Centre is being discussed for term 3. In term 4 we will have a special Foundation Day Assembly in October followed by the joint Cabaret Night with SGHS.

The Sydney High Development Committee
The Sydney High Development Committee is the coordinating group for our social and fundraising activities. People with particular interests serve on Working Parties to achieve certain objectives. The membership of the Committee varies according to the activities being planned. The Committee ran a successful International Night. Its members co-opted others into a group to organise a telephone campaign to sign up subscribers to our Monthly Giving campaign. It assisted Charles Ovadia to implement the Parent Mentor program. It will drive the organisation of the Chinese New Year evening early next year. The Committee has members who have a large input into the publication of the High Flyer and the High Bulletin periodicals. We are always looking for new members with special interests and expertise for our social, marketing and fundraising activities. If you would like to know more, please contact my EA Lynne Williams on 93616910 ext 114 or email me direct at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Clearance Forms
School Policy requires all boys to complete Clearance Forms each semester. These forms are checked and signed by the Principal and students are then given their reports or credentials or portfolios in Year 12. Students are not considered to have satisfied requirements for progression to the next academic year until Clearance Forms have been lodged and signed. I still have reports and School Certificates for a few boys in Year 11 who have not produced Clearance Forms for Years 10 or 11. School Policy is to deny these students access to Year 12 assessment tasks until they have met requirements for the previous year. All boys first get a warning from the Deputy Principal and one from me (if they report to me as instructed) before sanctions are imposed. These rules do not inconvenience 98% of our boys. Parents should be aware that completing Clearance Forms is a ritual taken seriously by the school.

New School Shirts on sale
For boys moving into Year 10, or seniors in need a of a new one, our new white shirts with school logo are in stock and a feature of our senior uniform. The shirts were purchased in large quantities to keep the price down. Many high schools have moved to shirts with identifying logos. They look good and help connect students with the school.
Dr K A Jaggar

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SHS Old Boys Union

Did you know?
Did you know that Scott Morrison (1985), in being elected the Liberal member for Cook and Luke Linton Simpkins (1981), in being elected the Liberal member for Cowan (WA) last weekend, became the 14th and 15th old boys of Sydney High to become members of the Commonwealth Parliament. Gary Nairn (1968) failed to achieve re-election as the member for Eden-Monaro. Since 1906 there have been only three periods when an old boy has not held a seat in the Commonwealth Parliament: 1910-1919, a few months in 1975, and 1977-1984

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Academic Achievement List - Year 7 2007

Congratulations to the following boys in Year 7 whose excellent academic achievements in Semester 2 are recognised.

Jonathan Adhika
William Baxter
Maximilian Birch
Adam Ceh
Christopher Chiam
Timothy Chin
Ming Chin
Simon Do
Julian Edgtton
Derrick Foo
Harry Heo
William Ho
Emtiazul Hoque
Raymond Hua
Alexander Hughes
Max Jones
Abeer Khan
Jim Koukouras
Kevin Krahe
Patrick Krakovsky
Kenny Lau
Ennes Mehmedbasic
Angus Ng
Joel Ng
Nicholas Ooi
Ming Pan
Sooraj Prakash
Suman Prusty
Shubash Quazi
Scott Renzenbrink
Aman Saksena
Gavin Sutton
Krishna Visvaa
Albert Vu
Ben Wilcox
Kah-Yang Wong
Peter Wu
Michael Zhu
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Academic Achievement List – Year 8 2007

Congratulations to the following boys in Year 8 whose excellent academic achievements in Semester 2 are recognised.

Nikhil Autar
Rahib Azwad
Samuel Beston
Nakul Bhagwat
Ryan Caetano
David Chan
Kit man Cheng
Isaac Cveleigh
Gabriel Garayalde
Timothy Gollan
Declan Gorey
Andrew Hau
Dennis Kim
Nathan Kok
Vivian Le
Kevin Lin
Wen Jia Liu
Austin Ly
Dominic Nguyen
Kenneth Nguyen
Eric Ovadia
Jonah Petrie
Michael Phung
Ashwin Rudder
Sujay Salagame
Tahmid Shahriyar
William Shao
Henry Sit
Matthew So
William Stefanidis
Jeffrey Tang
David Wang
Derek Wei
Max Wei
Michael Wong
Yale Wong
Andy Wu
Anthony Xu
Vinson Zheng

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Linguistic Logistics: Languages Faculty

Why Study Classics?
Once in a while this question is raised by those who have yet to experience the wonder of the Classical Languages. There is no simple response, for the benefits of studying languages like Greek and Latin are so many that only the experience of Classics itself can adequately satisfy this question.

The ancient Romans spoke the language of the district they inhabited. This region was called Latium and was, of course, located in Italy, in the area where the city of Rome is found. Hence, their language was called LATIN, not Roman.

Latin belongs to a group of languages known as the Indo-European group. These languages include the following: Indian (as Sanskrit), Iranian (as Persian), Greek (ancient and modern), Italic, Celtic, Germanic, Slavonic (such as Russian). All these languages have a common link to Latin.

The Romans became a world Super-Power, an Empire that spread all through the Mediterranean, England, and Africa. Wherever they settled, they “Romanised” the people and places they had conquered. This means that the people of these regions had to adopt the ways –and, importantly, the language- of the Romans. Thus, Latin became the basis of many modern languages. From Latin are derived the “Romance languages” of French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Roumanian.

In Britain, particularly in the South, the Romans established an outpost of their Empire, and many Latin words were absorbed into the Anglo-Saxon language then spoken. Over 85% of English vocabulary is derived from Latin!

In order to understand the English language thoroughly it is necessary to have a knowledge of Latin.

In most branches of Literature, we are indebted to Greek and Roman models. Milton’s “Paradise Lost” and Dante’s “Inferno” are all interpretations of Vergil’s “Aeneid”, the extraordinary epic based on Homer’s “Iliad” and “Odyssey”. In addition to Literature, the areas of Art, Law, Medicine, Mathematics, Science and Engineering are all indebted to the Greeks and Romans. Did you know that recently a discovery was made of certain metallic parts that archaeologists believe may be the internal workings of an ancient Computer? Euclid, a Greek, was the Father of Geometry, and Archimedes’

Principle is studied today. The great thinkers, like Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, handed down their “Philosophy”, while the Classical World gave us heroes, like Alexander the Great.

Logic, analytical skills, correct use of language, a facility for acquiring another language, a deep understanding of World Literature, even Debating and Public Speaking skills…all these can be yours when you study Classics. Tolkien was a Professor of Languages in England. He knew the Classics. His epic “The Lord of the Rings” is more popular than ever before. J.K. Rowling has relied on the many interesting tales and characters of Greek and Roman mythology for her Harry Potter books, the world’s best-selling fiction this century! Latin and Classical Greek, far from being “dead” languages, are more “living languages” than ever before. There is a world-wide revival of the Classics: the film industry, fully aware of this revival, is giving us such epics as “Gladiator”, “Troy” and “300”.

A “Classical Education” is respected. In past years, anyone studying Medicine at Sydney University had to know Latin and Greek! Sadly, in the fast-paced, career-driven world of the 21st Century, the Classics are not viewed by some as leading to a vocation. This view is unfounded; the study of Latin or Greek does not prevent you from becoming a Doctor, Lawyer, Scientist or Computer expert. In fact, the study of the Classical languages can help you to achieve your career goal more effectively.

Year 8 2008
An interesting year ahead for students taking Latin in Year 8 next year! On the agenda for 2008: There will be a Latin Camp with 3 days filled with fun activities, games, food, and friendships. Watch out for more details.

An excursion to the Italian Forum (in Leichhardt, not Rome) will have year 8 dining in fine style on Pizza and Gelato, while contemplating the legacy of ancient Rome to the modern world.
Acting HT Languages

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From the Library

New Library news from the Development Committee
In the last two weeks the wonderful and very determined members of the Development Committee took the unprecedented step of meeting for two weeks in a row to push the fundraising for the New Library up to the next logical notch. Presumably this was because 2008, High’s 125th Anniversary, was the targeted date for actually beginning the construction of the New Library.

The financial situation is that $500,000 is in the kitty. The Development Committee is determined to try to raise the crucial next $500,000 to begin the project by the end of 2010.

Dr Jaggar’s suggestion for raising this money was to try the one off levy method used successfully by Sydney Girls High last year. This would make this an historic levy to mark the 125th Anniversary of Sydney Boys High in a significant and lasting way. If every parent at High were to pay this one off levy the school would raise the $500,000 in one hit. We would appreciate your feedback about this suggestion.

The idea was also to also request this amount from Old Boys as it is very likely that their contribution will be needed to make the new library a possibility in the foreseeable future. It is hoped that the Sydney High OBU will assist in the disseminating of this historic request.

Some of the social and memorial events scheduled to take place in the 125th Year, 2008, will also be fundraising events to promote the New Library Project. So I hope these events will be enthusiastically supported by all of you.

Furthermore Dr Jaggar has commissioned the architect, Simon Chan, to go ahead and prepare a Development Application. He had been greatly heartened by the generosity of parent donations over the last five years and is therefore confident enough of his income stream to contemplate paying off a loan for the building.

Two fabulous book donations- many thanks

Old Boy - Class of 1937 - Eric Aarons. He is the author of all 3 books

It is really fabulous when year 12 boys who are leaving have the thoughtfulness to donate their Study Guides to help out other boys in the school. This has happened again this year and thanks to Kevin Lee, Year 12 2007 the Library now has possession of:

  • Top Notes Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and Ridely Scott’s Bladerunner, Study Notes for Advanced English.
  • Excel HSC English Study Guide to King Lear
  • Top Notes Study Notes for Advanced English on William Shakespeare’s King Lear
  • King Lear York Notes Advanced King Lear William Shakespeare
  • Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, York Notes Advanced
  • Get Smart You Will Succeed, King Lear
  • In the Wild, brave New World and Blade Runner

The second donation was from Eric Aaron’s class of 1937 and is a wonderful and historic addition to the Old Boys Collection. This collection is in a very prominent place in the Library and is a continuous inspiration to our students. In fact I have just realised we should publish its contents on the Website – a very small 2008 project. Thanks to Eric for his books, Philosophy for an Exploding World and What’s Left

Library Renewals – Please hit return button on portal email to email us.
Tim Chan from Year 8 is the first student with the nous to use our library email. This is the DET email on his portal, telling him a book was overdue. Tim hit the return button and asked for a resource to be renewed. The Library is delighted for students to use email to do this rather than having to come up to the library in person to renew. Please, please use this facility as it means we don’t have to chase you for overdues.

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Rifle Club

Rifle Club officially opens J W Sweet Clubhouse
The Sydney High School Rifle Club has paid tribute to an exceptional Old Boy rifle shooter by naming its clubhouse at the ANZAC Rifle Range, Malabar at a ceremony on Saturday, 24 November 2007. The premises at Malabar, which the Rifle Club has occupied for more than ten years, were officially named the "J W Sweet Clubhouse and Educational Centre" at a ceremony attended by students, parents, Old Boys and supporters. The opening was attended by the Hon. Robert Brown MLC, and Lady Cutler.

James Sweet was Secretary of the Sydney High School Rifle Club in 1931. He went on to win the National, South Australian and West Australian Queen's Prizes for Rifle Shooting, as well as representing Australia on numerous occasions. In total, James Sweet won more than 450 first places in open competitions in a shooting career spanning 56 years. In 1982, he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the sport of target rifle shooting.

The ceremony at Malabar also unveiled a plaque for the New England Girls School (NEGS) Target Rifle Club, recognising the close association between Sydney High and NEGS. NEGS are hosted at the clubhouse each year for GPS training, and toured with Sydney High and TAS to the Millennium Meeting and World Championships at Bisley, England in 2000.

The J W Sweet Clubhouse and Educational Centre provides a home for Sydney High target shooters at the ANZAC Range, is also equipped with a kitchen, barbecue facilities and a whiteboard, and can be used for other school functions.

The Sydney Boys High School first competed in target rifle shooting in 1883, and the Rifle Club continues to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for students to participate in Olympic and Commonwealth Games target shooting discipline

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From the High Store

Special thanks to my wonderful High Store helpers who made Orientation Day run smoothly & successfully. Andy Freiman, Julie Blomberg, Christina Chow, Jenni Rajendram, Ann Aylmer & check out chick Esther Palau. Also special thanks to Agnes & Bianca who got the store ready for orientation day.

Please Note
Boys going into Year 10 2008 are required to wear white shirts with logo, senior tie and mid-grey trousers. STOCK IS NOW AVAILABLE come in early to avoid long waiting times in back to school in Jan 2009.

Senior tie $27.50
Short sleeve shirt Size 14 $24.00
Short sleeve shirt Size 16-22 $26.00
Short sleeve shirt Size 24-28 $28.00
Long sleeve shirt Size 14 $25.00
Long sleeve shirt Size 16-22 $27.00
Long sleeve shirt Size 24-28 $29.00
Trousers $59.00
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Student Award Scheme

Closing dates for 2007

Year 11: Tuesday 27 November
Year 10: Monday 3 December
Year 9: Friday 7 December
Year 8: Friday 30 November
Year 7: Friday 30 November

Unfortunately, claims made after the closing date cannot be processed.
J Beringer

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Music Notices

Annual Music Awards Dinner
The Annual Music Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday the 8th of December in the Great Hall at 7pm. This evening acknowledges the wonderful talents and continuing commitment of our young musicians throughout the year. All students in the program, families and friends are cordially invited to attend this evening that recognises all the achievements of our students over the whole year. There will be great entertainment by our fantastic tutors as is the tradition, and certificates and trophies given to all the music ensemble members. We will be hosting a special guest speaker who will also be performing for us. Please purchase your tickets through the main office by Monday 3rd of December as final numbers need to be given to the caterers.

The cost of the dinner will be $25.00 for students and children under 16 and $30.00 for adults

Please make payments to the front office by Monday the 3rd of December 2007 (Week 8) as we need to finalise numbers for catering. We greatly appreciate your prompt reply and look forward to your company on that evening.

Please fill in, detach and return the slip below to the Main Office with your payment

Annual Music Dinner Ticket
Name of Student: ____________________________________  Roll Class: _______
No. of student tickets required: ________ 
No. of student tickets required: ________
Total cost: ____________
(Please tick one of the following)
Type pf payment:  Cheque ___   Cash ___   M/Card ___   Visa ___
Name on Card: ___________________________________ Expiry Date: __ __ / __ __
Card No.      __ __ __ __   __ __ __ __   __ __ __ __   __ __ __ __
Signature:    _____________________________________________________

SBHS Music Supporters Group

SBHS offers an impressive performance music program that caters to all levels of talent and experience. Currently it offers percussion and string ensembles and concert and stage bands at junior, intermediate and senior levels; a large guitar ensemble, a choral group and a symphony orchestra. The SBHS marching band represents the school at the Sydney Anzac Day March and each year the Great SBHS Piano Competition presents talented competitors at both senior and junior levels. It is one of the most comprehensive music performance programs in any of the selective schools, involving over 220 boys and reflects excellence in performance at all levels.

The SBHS Music Supporters Group (parents) provides the Music Department with both financial and practical support to help enable them to offer this program - if your son is joining one ensemble, or more, at SBHS we would like to invite you to join the SBHS Music Supporters Group.

Last year, through its parking and other fundraising activities, the Group provided over $17,000 worth of instruments and music to the school, funded music workshops, scholarships for instrumental tuition and other activities.

The group also assists in organising the showcase concerts throughout the year, including the Cabaret Night – an evening of Jazz and dancing, and the annual Music Awards Dinner where boys are recognized for their talent and commitment to the music program. We also provide barbeques for the boys at other music events through the year.

Being a SBHS Music Supporter does not require a huge commitment of your time. The group meets once or twice a term, usually on a Monday night, at the school. Discussion is usually focussed on instrumental requirements, fundraising and planning for upcoming performance events, though any music issues can be raised. You may have experience or contacts to help our fundraising for the music program or you may just like to attend to learn more about your son’s performance music experience at SBHS. Members of the music staff always attend the supporters group meetings and we try to keep the meetings short and to the point! As a supporter you may volunteer your time once or twice during the year to assist with our fundraising parking, help on a barbeque or assist at a performance event.

Please complete the slip below, detach and place in the collection box at the P& C stand and we will contact you with details about the 2008 activities of the SBHS Music Supporters Group including the date of our first meeting – we look forward to seeing you there and welcome your son to performance music at SBHS! If you would like to contact the group for further information please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Name: _____________________________________________________________________
Email: ____________________________________________ Tel:  _________________
Son’s Name: _______________________________________ Roll Class: ___________
Instrument(s): ____________________________________________________________

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SBHS Rowing Committee

End of Year Rowing Events
There are two upcoming events which the Rowing Committee would like to extend an invitation to the whole school community

  1. Family Regatta Day – Saturday 1st December 2007 -10am start (as advertised in High Notes)
    If you haven’t been to High’s rowing sheds on the Parramatta River at Abbotsford … this is the day to do it! This is a relaxed social function where you can explore the ‘sheds’, have lunch by the water, have a go at rowing, or just sit and watch the action. We will be providing BBQ kebabs, salads and bread followed by cakes and slices with coffee and tea for lunch. Have a look at the fascinating history of High Rowing displayed on the walls ….especially upstairs. It is really worth the visit.
  2. Boat Naming Ceremony – Saturday 15th December 2007 -10am
    Earlier this year the Rowing Committee held a fundraising Trivia Night to try and raise money for a much needed new VIII (boat) ….and dreams do come true because thanks to current parents and Old Boys we actually raised almost enough to buy the VIII.

    We are naming the boat Dr KA Jaggar and we would like to extend an invitation to all school community to attend the ceremony. Morning tea will be served from 9am with the boat naming ceremony happening at 10am. This is a very special occasion with traditional christening of the boat.

    For catering purposes, could you please RSVP if you are planning to attend the Boat Naming Ceremony at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The sheds are buzzing with the boys in full training and they performed creditably in the recent Parramatta River rowing event. Their next day of racing will be early on Saturday 15th when they compete in the annual shed race. The crews row down the river in a handicapped event competing against each other. This is a spectacle worth seeing and is prior to the Boat Naming Ceremony.

Hope to see you at the Rowing Sheds
Julie Blomberg

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Basketball: Shootin' Hoops

Term 1 2007

1st LOSS 74-65 V.NGUYEN 23, H.WALKER 17
2nd LOSS 60-59 A.LE 22
3rd WIN 32-22 C.TANG 10
4th LOSS 37-40 A.WANG 13
5th WIN 32-27 A.NG 12
6th WIN 31-27 S.YANG 8
7th WIN 29-27 A.WANG 10
8th WIN 30-17 S.LOU 7
16A WIN 46-12 A.YANG 16
16B WIN 34-17 B.YANG 14
16C DRAW 28-28 M.YIU 14
16D WIN 66-13 V.UNG 24
16E LOSS 19-33 D.LAM 12
15A WIN 39-15 S.YOON 14
15B WIN 80-13 B.CHEUNG 22
15C WIN 61-3 D.TRAN, I LU 14
15D WIN 54-7 J.LEE 19
15E WIN 23-9 H.ZHUANG 5
14A LOSS 50-30 N.AUTAR 14
14B WIN 26-35 A.CHIN 14
14C LOSS 24-12 J.KIM, V.ZHENG 4
14D LOSS 31-25 A.HO 11
14E LOSS 34-15 M.WEI 4
13B LOSS 41-3 R.LIN 4

Term 4 2007

1st LOSS 68-55 D.XIAO 15
2nd LOSS 62-55 J.SUTTON 15
3rd LOSS 34-44 A.YANG, W.SZET 10
4th WIN 55-40 B.YANG 32!!!!!
5th Please return scoresheet
6th to
Mr Hayman
7th WIN 39-18 A.NG 23
8th LOSS 18-28 C.YANG 8
16B WIN 24-21 ABS 12
16C WIN 39-10 MVP H.TRAN 10
16D WIN 40-12 S.YUNG 18!!
16E WIN 39-12 H.VI 8
15C WIN 27-26 D.CHEUNG 10
15D WIN 23-19 B.OU 9
14B LOSS 10-33 J.PARK 6
14C LOSS 12-16 A.FONG 9

To Coaches
Remember to return results to Mr Hayman by 12pm MONDAY

Congratulations to the 16s on a clean sweep once again against Scots. This time without many of their star players who’re now in firsts and seconds, the 16s have still managed to double the opposition’s score in the As division! Mention must go to the 16Bs who came out of the intense overtime with the 3point lead! The 15s forwards are establishing themselves as an elite squad! With outstanding performances of 8blocks and 15 rebounds they’ll prove to be a powerful force in the GPS within the coming years! Maybe we’ll see some of them in firsts or seconds next year! Keep up the hard work guys!

Mr Hayman's Player of the Week

The 15As have a powerful line up of giants! Nikhil Autar, David Nguyen and Chris Morrow are all centres and still growing. Chris was able to send at least 8 of the opponent’s shots into the stands on Saturday with his 6 foot plus wingspan. Devastating the opponent’s offence and intimidating them into poor shot selection the team came away with a draw. The 15As are a team which is on the rise. Old Boy coach Mian Wang is really putting in the time and effort with this group of talented athletes. I am expecting outstanding individual results in years to come from players such as Andrew Ye, Michael Wong and Samuel Beston.
B. Hayman

To team captains
Please send in match reports to Mr Hayman by lunch time Monday. They should be in electronic form so Mr Hayman can edit and send it easily. Make your team’s progress known!

Weights program
Basketball players of all ages are advised to take up the weights program to improve their fitness and physical strength. Putting in this extra effort is well worth the time. It’s inexpensive compared to the price outside of our school!

Outstanding Performances

C.Morrow 8blocks 15As
Intimidated his opponents with his huge wingspan!

Iznad 15rebounds 15Bs
Dominated the boards!

B.Yang 32points 4ths
Scored more than half the team’s points with over 80%


A.Ng 23points 7ths
Filled in brilliantly during the absence of star player D.Yu!

Tactical Game play #2

General Defence
Keep in mind defence is a team thing! Always be prepared to help out your team mates! Communication is extremely important on defence! Saying helpline to let your team mates know that you’re on helpline. If you get burnt call help so your team knows it! Don’t be afraid to take a charge (indoors)!

Offensive and defensive rebounds rely on different aspects of your play. Defensive rebounds rely on your positioning and boxing out your opponents. Offensive rebounds often require agility and explosive moments to shake off your opponent or outjump them.

~Brought to you by Johny Shih
Thank you to Mr Hayman for all his contributions to basketball and information

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Rowing Family Regatta

The Sydney High Rowing Committee cordially invites all Sydney High students, parents, teachers and supporters to the

Family Regatta
Saturday 1st December 2007
10.00am at the
Outterside Centre Teviot Ave, Abbotsford

  • BBQ Foods
  • Refreshments
  • Free Harbour Cruises (self propelled)

Come Along and meet ‘The Crew’

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SBHS Cricket

A satisfying start for Group 1 teams although it will take some gutsy cricket in the 1st and 2nd XIs matches to get the points as we continue our ‘blitz” on Scots. The 3rd XI is in a strong position, the16As are back in their match having Scots 4 wkts down and the 15As consider they can achieve a victory if they play patiently and sensibly. The Group 2 teams achieved 2 Wins and one loss in the Under 15s which was a solid performance across their age group. The 16 Bs achieved their maiden victory and if ever a team deserved it, it is this group of cricketers. None of them are champions, but their commitment in turning out every week, sometimes short of players due to promotions and replacements for injuries in teams above them, is commendable. Well done boys you deserved that win.

DOUBLE BONUS POINTS – Junior Cricketer of the Season
As the Group 1 teams complete Day 2 on Double Bonus points, I am extending the “Double Points” to all Group 2 teams which play Newington and Shore this Saturday. A catch will now be worth 20pts, a wicket 40pts and every run you make is 2pts. Make sure the scorebooks record your efforts correctly as “no correspondence will be entered into” at seasons end.

Would team scorers please take the time to put together the full Term 4 player’s statistics which includes batting bowling catches and run-outs. If teams do not have a regular scorer the team Captain is responsible to seek assistance in putting together the Stats. When in hand, they will be converted to points for the Junior Cricketer of the Season Award and will be posted on the Website for all to view.

Commences next Monday 3rd Dec with matches at McKay No.1. daily and the second matches at Kensington Oval on Mon 3rd, Wed 5th and Fri 7th Dec and at Snape Park (Maroubra Junction)on Tue 4th and Thurs 6th Dec. Games start at 10-0am and finish around 4-0pm depending on team performances. All are welcome to attend and cheer High on. The Draw for the Carnival will be on the Website on Saturday 1st.Dec.


1st XI HIGH 10 -98 - V - SCOTS 5 -109
A delayed start due to miscommunication over the wicket covers saw the match finally get under way at 2 pm High lost the toss and was sent in and the coach was disappointed with the lack of discipline and shot selections as we were bundled out for 98. Dasith Vithanage 31 and Kevin Rao 16n.o were the main run scorers. Scots then went in batted aggressively and were 5 -109 at stumps with Kieran Taylor taking 2 -26, Kevin Rao 2 -24 and Kerrod McPherson 1 -12. If Scots declare to make a game of it and we can put a total on the board, we could achieve a win.

2nd XI HIGH 8 -113 - V - SCOTS
High took the crease first and lost quick wickets then steadied and have 2 batsmen at the crease for Day 2 as we try for another 40 – 50 runs to set a target that will put Scots under p [pressure. The main run scorers were Hugo Richards 34 and Shreyas Iyer 32, this match could go either way! It will depend on which team are the more disciplined combination and the determination to win.

3rd XI HIGH 8 -243 - V - SCOTS
A great team effort by High with a score that highlights the value of building partnerships with contributions from Ryan Sutton 40, William Lin 34, Ritam Mitra 32, Matthew Wong 27, Damien Tse 20, Stanley Chin 20 and Tasneem Choudhury remaining 15n.o. in their 60 overs. With application to tight bowling, backed up by sound fielding the 3rds have the opportunity to post their maiden victory.

16As HIGH 9 -141 - V - SCOTS 4 -47
Kishan Perera 50, Ben Encel 42, Ashwin Ramesh 14 Wicket takers Ashwin Ramesh 2 wkts and Sameep Sandhu got the other wkt with Tony Xiao (a basketballer) filling in for an injured player effected a run-out . Scots having lost 4 of their top order need another 95 for first innings points with 6 wickets in hand. An interesting Day 2 is assured for all who attend. Match report filed on Website worth reading

15As HIGH 0 -7 - V- SCOTS 10 -243
Scots decided to have first use of the wicket and helped by fielding mistakes and dropped catches by High saw them capitalize according to the report. However High achieved 10 wickets which was some consolation. Wicket Takers were Michael Phung 4 -73(19), Nakul Bhagwat 2 -47(11) and Pasan Pannila 1 -39 (9). High then saw out 3 overs before stumps with Hashan Subasinghe on 6n.o. The score is gettable on Day 2 and will take concentration and sensible batting to achieve a victory. Match report filed on Website

14As HIGH 0 -9 - V - SCOTS
High lost the toss and were sent in by Scots. Then the rain came and the day’s play was abandoned. with High surviving the opening overs without the loss of a wicket. The game is there to win next week with High resuming on a dry pitch (hopefully) with plenty of the runs on the board so that Scot’s have to take risks to get past our final score

GROUP 2. (Limited 30 /30 Overs)

4th XI HIGH 5 157 - defeated- SCOTS 10 -128
A 20 /20 Fixture where High had a field day with Daniel Campion finishing with 32n.o. and Patrick Locke with 30 n.o.and taking 3 wkts. Tom Lindeback and Alistair Taylor took 2 wkts each to finish off a satisfying day for the 4ths.

16Bs HIGH 4 -85 - defeated - BARKER 10 -84
“Deserved Victory at Last”. On an overcast drizzling day for the most part Barker won the toss and batted as they only had 8 players at the start of play which ended up at 9 and High agreed for 2 batsmen who were out without scoring to bat a second time. High had a wicket off the first ball and several chances were missed and a heap of extra’s which could have seen Barker out for half of their score. Jimari Bastable then came on to bowl and in 5 overs decimated what was left Of Barker’s batting line-up dismissing 4 batsmen clean bowled. High run scorers were opener Mark Lucchitti 20, Iftiar Khan 18n.o. Henry Sit 15 and Liam Aylmer 12 Wicket takers Jimari Bastable 4 -5 (5), Rohit Shenoy 1 -4, Tony Silveria 1 -14 and K. Silvaya 1 -2. Match Report filed on the Website.

15Bs HIGH 7 -159 defeated - SCOTS 5 -153
“A suspenseful cliffhanger” to end the match. The scene- Scots 11 to win with 2 overs to go, then 8 to win with the last over being bowled by High and the result………..? High by 6 runs and many sighs of relief !! Run scorers David Chan 38, Shanaz Razeen 30n.o and Krishan Sivayogarayan made 18. Wicket takers were Samuel Lane 2 -17(5), Krishan Sivayogarayan 2 -23(5), Shanaz Razeen 1 -14(5) and Ishman Bari took one wkt also. Match report on the Website tells the story.!

As Scots could not field a 15C team a combined 15C and D team played St Patrick’s. See below

15Ds ST.PATRICK’S 3 -73 - defeated - HIGH 10 -69
A little inexperience and without guidance early allowed St.Pat’s to dominate the match coupled with the absence of the basic fielding and bowling skills practiced at Sport afternoons by High. However it did Ryan GU 11n.o.Saquib Bhuiyan 8, Vivian Le, Andrew Gong Jonson Wang and Tristan XU all made 4 apiece, Wicket taker was Tristan XU and the team affected 2 really top run-outs.

No reports received from the14Bs and 14Cs

Let’s finish Term 4 off with a big effort to get all of our teams up onSat 1st Dec as our “V for Victory Day”
Laurie Heil
MIC Cricket

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Cricket Billeting

The Australian Five Highs Cricket Carnival will be held in Sydney from December 3 to December 7, SBHS are hosts this year.

There will be 52 Boys coming from interstate who will require billeting for 5 nights. The boys will be playing cricket all day and basically need somewhere to sleep along with an evening meal. If you can help we would greatly appreciate your support and generosity.

If you can assist please contact Chris Kourtesis (Maths Dept) X127 or email me at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Note: Boys who take billets are not required to attend school during that week. They may attend the cricket.

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Year 7 Parent Dinner

You are all invited to an informal get-together on

To be held at
Maya Tandoori (Upstairs)
472 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills

Just good food and good company to celebrate the end of the year.

If you would like to come along please contact on of the following:
Max Montanaro 0412 100 392
Lalita Prakash 0423 746 065
Pompa Dutta 0403 164 884
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Chinese New Year Celebration

Saturday 23rd February 2008, SBHS School Hall

The School Development Committee and the P & C invite you to celebrate the New School Year and the Chinese New Year (The Year of the Rat) on Saturday 23 Feb 2008

Asian food, Entertainment, Music, Prizes, Lion Dance, etc

We need your help to make this a fantastic evening for the school community. We would love to have donations from Businesses (particularly involved with the School) to give as small prizes on the night, or items that would add to the enjoyment of the night.

We need volunteers to help in all phases of the preparations e.g. give ideas, help in setting up, decorating and clearing etc. We would like you to put the date in your Diary and come to the party.

Cost: $25 per adult & high school student
$20 per primary school student
Free for children 5 & under
$100 for family of 5 or 6 people

Payment to reserve your place is to be received at the school by 7 December 2007

To help or for further information please contact Charles Ovadia on 0412 560 511 or 9386 1221 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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From the Office

If you require leave for your son please, apply in writing and address your application to the Principal, Dr Jaggar, stating the reason and length of time of the leave. Your son must then present this application to Dr Jaggar for permission for the leave. Please remember to apply before the leave and not after.

The Principal must approve all leave applications.

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Year 8 Parent Dinner

You are all invited to an informal get-together on

Wednesday 5th December at 7pm
to be held at
Non La Vietnamese Restaurant
59 Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills

No agenda; just good food and good company to celebrate the end of the year.

If you would like to come along please contact Fabienne Ovadia on 9386 1221 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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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