High Notes, Vol 8 No 5, March 02 2007

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From the Principal

Valé Phillip Day
It was a very impressive Requiem Eucharist in thanksgiving for the life of Phillip Day, Old Boy, long serving Head Teacher of Social Science, friend and mentor, at St James last Thursday afternoon. The church was filled to overflowing as people from the CBD and the suburbs came to pay their respects to a High icon. Our School Prefects were impeccable in the dress and demeanour during a long, formal service. Moving tributes to Mr Day were expressed by Terry O’Brien, Paul Forward, Con Barris and Graeme Bailey. Many past and present staff and Old Boys were in attendance. The staff at Riverview thoughtfully sent a floral tribute. The school has opened a trust account in Phillip’s name. The proceeds will be used to fund a fitting memorial at school and prize.

Fitness standards
Do you need any further justification for urging your son to be involved in our sports and weights training / core fitness programs all year? It was reported (18/11/06) that in the Long Beach School District, California, fewer than one teenager in three could meet overall performance targets. Tests in grades 5, 7 & 9 assess aerobic capacity, body composition, abdominal strength and endurance, trunk strength and flexibility, upper body strength and overall flexibility. 25.6% of 5th graders, 29.6% of 7th graders and 27.4% of 9th graders met all six standards. Sedentary lifestyles and poor eating habits were blamed for the poor overall performance. At High we stress strenuous mental and physical activity for a balanced lifestyle. How are you managing your personal fitness?

Website Upgrade
David Isaacs can update our website pages rapidly. He needs data. Program managers, school committee members, P & C committee members and sports coordinators should frequently peruse our sydneyboyshigh.com window to the world. How current is the information on pages that you might be responsible for? Curriculum? Policy? Calendars? Personnel involved? To project ourselves as a leading edge school we need to show we are on the ball with our ICT.

Main Building Engineering Report
RHM Consulting Engineers presented their report this week, following their January inspection. The fir trees were found to be excessive in size, given their proximity to the building. The settlement of the Main building has caused clockwise rotation in the extending bays where the Deputy Principals’ offices are located on the ground floor, resulting in damage to the roof, ceiling covings and piers. The engineers recommend: reducing the fir trees height by 50% or removing them; proceeding with penetrometer tests around the building to ascertain soil strength; and Uretek injection beneath the bays to re-level the building. The building is not in any danger, however, the previous mortar repairs and loose material on the first floor piers should be removed to avoid injury to people. Until the full underground injections are carried out the corridor will be ‘aesthetically displeasing’, but not dangerous.

School Council Delegates
Staff representation on the School Council is important to school governance. Mr Stein, Ms May and Ms Crothers are current members. Additional members are: Ms Lim, Ms Walles, Ms Dam and Mr Walker. Apart from the Annual General Meeting, members are encouraged to contact each other to act as alternates to ensure that a quorum of members is maintained for every meeting.

Participation in School Life – Student Award Scheme
In the Annual School Report data about the scheme are published. Comparisons between 2005 and 2006 revealed an uneven but upward trend. Year 12 last year increased participation by 85% with 61 awards. Year 10 was up 53% with 92 awards. Year 7 improved 48% to 80 awards. Year 8 was up 25% with 79 awards. Years 9 and 11 decreased by 8% each with 68 and 57 awards, respectively.

High Junior and Senior School Assemblies
Our first split school assemblies were held last Friday. The theme of the assemblies was ‘recognising student participation’. Awardees assembled in the cloisters to receive their medallions while all other students were seated in the Great Hall. The awardees paraded to the stage in groups according to the level of their awards not their academic years as their names were read out. They had their group photograph taken with the Principal. Given the volume of engraved medallions to distribute, this process seemed to work well. Future assemblies will have their own themes and involvement by student leaders and performers.
Dr K Jaggar
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Student Awards Scheme

Results of the 2006 Student Awards Scheme follow:

Year 7 Bronze Medal Winners
AUTAR, Nikhil
BESTON, Samuel
BHAGWAT, Nakul
BONCH-OSMOLOVSKIY, Ilya
CAETANO, Ryan
CASTILLO, Paulo
CHAN, David
CHANDRA, Denny
CHEN, Daniel
CHEN, David
CHEN, Simon
CHEN, Zhuang
CHENG, Botong
CHENG, Kit man
CHOWDHURY, Roy
DANZIGER, Shimon
DENG, Benjamin
DENG, Manfred
DO, Cornelius
EVELEIGH, Isaac
FANG, Koren
GAFFNEY, Andrew
GARAYALDE, Gabriel
GONG, Andrew
GOLLAN, Timothy
GOREY, Declan
GU, Ryan
GUNARATNE, Kumudika
HAQUE, Saif
HO, Ian
HUYNH, Andrew
KINGER, Samir
KIM, Dennis
KOK, Nathan
LE, Leslie
LE, Vivian
LI, Gordon
LI, Leon
LU, Henry
LU, Kevin
MCDONALD, Ryan
MORRISON, Cameron
MORROW, Chris
NGUYEN, David
NGUYEN, Dominic
NGUYEN, Kenneth
OVADIA, Eric
PAN, Carl
PANAS, George
PANNILA, Pasan
PETRIE, Jonah
PHAN, Kevin
PHUNG, Michael
QIAN, Kevin
RAZEEN, Shanaz
REID, Mikey
ROZSA, Marcell
RUDDER, Ashwin
SABAU, Oliver
SALAGAME, Sujay
SHAO, William
SIDDIQUI, Sheikh
SIDDIQUEE, Rayhib
SIT, Henry
SIVAYOGARAYAN, Krishan
SO, Matthew
STEFANIDIS, William
SUBASINGHE, Hashan
TANG, Jeffrey
TICKNER, Michael
VLATKO, Luke
WANG, David
WANG, Vincent
WEI, Max
WONG, Michael
WONG, Yale
WU, Charles
XU, Anthony
YE, Andrew
ZAMAN, Isnad

Year 8 Bronze Medal Winners
ADEL, Nema
CHEN, Barry
CHOWDHURY, Nafiz
COHN, Rikky
GUO, Austyn
JIAN, Brian
JIANG, Clinton
KUMAR, Shejil
LI, Lawrence
LI, Merlin
LIU, Andy
LIU, Laurence
LIU, Yixin
LY, Benjamin
MCKAY, Caillin
MOHAN, Vithushan
SAUNDERS, Alexander
SHENG, Kevin
TIN-LOI, Christopher
VI, Harry
WONG, Erick

Year 8 Silver Medal Winners
ACLIS, John
ALI, Shadman
AMBROSE, Michael
AYLMER, Liam
BAWEJA, Puneet
BI, Richard
BLOMBERG, Andrew
BRAVERMAN, Joseph
CABANILLA, Brandon
CARR, Michael
CASTILLO, Juan
CHAN, Gareth
CHAN, Justin
CHAWLA, Angud
DARCY, Sam
DAVENPORT, Tadensz
DEACON, Gareth
DENNY-SMITH, George
FIO, Oliver
FONG, Matthew
GHOSE, Anirban
GOH, Vincent
GORDON, Leo
HUANG, Hugh
HUI, Enoch
KAMAL, Rafat
KELLY, Brian
KIM, Sean
KIM, Daniel
KOERBER, Alex
LI, Benjamin
LI, Frank
LIANG, Justin
LUO, Daniel
MA, Robert
McCREA-STEELE, Declan
MOLLOY, Tim
MORENO, Mario
NGUYEN, Jim
PAUL, Antony
PHILLIS, Max
QIU, Edward
RAJENDRAM, Jeremy
SCHILLING, Hayden
SILVEIRA, Tony
SIMOS, Paul
SLINKO, Nikita
SMITH-LIGHT, Daniel
SUTTON, Joshua
TAYLOR, Kieran
TUGNAIT, Mohit
WANG, Bill (Guoxie)
WANG, Michael
WANG, Nelson
WHITING, James
WONG, Christopher
WORMELL, John
WU, Andrew
YOON, Stephen
ZHANG, David

Year 9 Bronze Medal Winners
CHAN, Jarrod
CHEN, Clive
STREET, Neil
TRAN, Trung
TSIAILIS, Anthony
WONG, Nicholas

Year 9 Silver Medal Winners
BURNHAM, Sam
ERIKSSON, James
LANE, Harrison
TRAN, Luke

Year 9 Gold Medal Winners
ABEYSURIYA, Nishan
APOLONIO, Bryant
BROWN, Alasdair
BROWN, Lachlan
BURSTON, Tim
CAO, Jacob
CHAN, Matthew
CHEN, Roy
CHOW, Justin
DIMITROPOULOS, Nicholas
EVANS, Christopher
HI, Desmond
HOANG, Simon
HOPKINS, Anthony
IRELAND, Jeremy
JURISEVIC, Anton
KATSIKAROS, Christian
KURTS, Phillip
KWOK, Alden
LAM, Victor
LAU, Brian
LAU, Matthew
LEE, James
LI, Jacky
LIM, Kang
LINDEBACK, Nicholas
LING, Matthew
LU, Edward
MIKHA, Maxeem
NAM, David
NGUYEN, Darren
NGUYEN, Jason
NGUYEN, Kent
NGUYEN, Thomas
PNG, Lawrence
PONRAJ, Shane
RIDGES, Nelson
SANTOSO, Johan
SHAN, Daniel
SHARMA, Avish
SIU, Timothy
SPOLJARIC, Nevin
STOJANOVIC, Denis
TENG, Leonard
TONG, Matthew
UNG, Victor
WACHSMANN, Jack
WONG, Matthew
YIU, Michael
YU, Timothy
ZHANG, Geoffrey
ZHANG, Shorson

Year 9 Special Prize Winners
AHMED, Razeen
BELOKOPYTOV, Alexander
LAM, Danny
LO, Daniel
LUCCHITTI, Mark
WILSON, Thomas

Year 9 Plaque Winners
DESMOND, Patrick

Year 10 Bronze Medal Winners
LEUNG, Alvin

Year 10 Silver Medal Winners
VINGNANASINGAM, Keerth

Year 10 Gold Medal Winners
AHMED, Khalid
HUA, Richard
KANDASAMY, Arunan
LEE, Ben
LEE, Matthew
LUNG, Brian
MEROM, Shahar
NG, Adrian
NGUYEN, William
O'KEEFE, Daniel
PALAU, Benjamin
ROSENGARTEN, Toby
RUSLI, Matthew
VITHANGE, Dasith
YANG, Caly
YANG, Simin

Year 10 Special Prize Winners
BAPAT, Ishan
BOCK, Michael
BOWES, Dominic
BURGER, Lewis
CHAN, William
CHEUNG, Cary
CHIM, Daniel
CHIU, Daniel
COHN, Jason
DESAI, Mihir
FU, Danny
HARRISON-TIKISCI, Ziggy
HO, Anthony
HUI, Joshua
IYER, Kartik
IYER, Shreyas
JI, Remy
JOO, Timothy
KIM, Albert
LIEU, Nathan
LIM, Andrew
LINDEBACK, Tom
LIU, Simon
LOCKE, Patrick
MARTIN, Calum
MEHMEDBASIC, Muhamed
MICKOVSKI, Kiril
MONTOYA ZORRILLA, Edwin
NG, Danny
NGUYEN, Peter
PFULL, Brynley
RAHMAN, Sifat
REID, Harrison
SRIRANJAN, Kogulan
STREET, Lachlan
SUGITO, Stuart
SUN, Marco
SUN, Tom
TAN, Lucian
TANG, Christopher
TAYLOR, Alistair
THOMAS, Ashwin
TING, Simon
TOH, David
TRUONG, Gary
WONG, Roy
WU, Phil
YEUNG, Alex

Year 10 Plaque Winners
COUTTS, Matthew
LOCHNER, Nicholas
NADKARNI, Ishan
PERANANTHAN, Varan
SHAPILSKY, Alex
VIEN, David

Year 10 Trophy Winners
McDONNELL, Nathan

Year 11 Bronze Medal Winners
KARUNARATNE, Roshan
SHEN, Michael

Year 11 Silver Medal Winners
ISAAKS, Dexter
LINEGAR, Ty

Year 11 Gold Medal Winners
KELLY, Mitchell
LIANG, Martin
TAO, Jamie
TRAN, William

Year 11 Special Prize Winners
BLAXELL, D'arcy
CHEN, Michael
CHEN, Patrick
DEVAPIRIAM, Richard
FETHERSTON, Matthew
GOKARN, Rahul
GUO, Yun-zhe
HEO, Phillip
HURRELL, Thomas
KARUNARATNE, Gehan
KIM, David
KUMAGAYA, David
LEE, Kevin
LU, Weiping
NG, Albert
NGUYEN, Victor
PANICKER, Girish
PERERA, Oswin
PHAM, Andrew
PHU, Jason
SINGH, Gurbaj
SONG, Harry
WALKER, Harry
WAN, Anthony

Year 11 Plaque Winners
COUTTS, Michael
FARHAT, Moussa
GEORGE, Reuben
GUNARATNE, Dakshika
HU, David
KELDOULIS, Max
LEE, Alexander
LEUNG, Jeffrey
LIU, Ben
LOU, Samson
LUU, John
LY, Terry
MACKAY, James
MORRIS, Anthony
ROCA, Raymond
STADNIK, Eugene
SUN, Bill
SURENDRAN, Arthavan
VERTOUDAKIS, Alex
WONG , Leslie
XIE, Jeffrey
XU, Richard
YANG, Louis
YANG, Richard
YU, Kelvin

Year 11 Trophy Winners
KLOCKER, Amadeus
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From The High Store

Get in early for the BEST selection of 2ND HAND football boots and bring in your old boots for us to sell for you.
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Rowing News

The season is really beginning to intensify. The VIIIs went to SIRC where the 2nds improved their efforts over Scots while a mishap at the start robbed the VIII of a start. At the Sydney High junior regatta 1st year 10 VIII raced extremely well and are continuing to improve. The Melbourne report is below. The 3rd Year 9 quad of James Han, Clinton Jiang, Vlad Boulavine, James Lee, Laurence Liu raced very strongly and were continuing to close in on the leaders at the finish.

The Boatshed dinner will be held on Wednesday 14 March in the Great Hall. Details will be handed to the rowers soon. Also CHS is well in hand and 1st and 2nd Year 8 & 9 quads will be traveling to Grafton, along with selected age teams , year 12 rowers & 1st and 2nd VIII.
C. Barris

Melbourne High Rowing Exchange

This part of the exchange was the second half of a large operation involving lots of hours of stress and effort and for this I would like to thank Mr. Barris for organizing a great experience.

As the rowers turned up to school wearing mufti and lasting the day avoiding stares and questions from teachers we boarded our bus at 4 that afternoon. After a few stops for food we finally made it to our stop for the night, Gundagai Caravan Park.

We woke up bright and early the next morning for the final leg of our trip. After an uneventful trip we made it to Melbourne and were extremely surprised to find their rowing sheds were just that. A shed. It made us all appreciate our sheds in a whole new way.

After our boat assembly we put our boats onto the water to begin our rowing. This row was full of jokes and lightheartedness as we were rowing right next to other crews and passing through their city. A new experience for all.

The racing
The first 2 km race was done after a few heavy sessions so the fitter crew would surely come out trumps. 1sts managed a hard fought win by 3 lengths. It was a tough race but our intent was there to win. Unfortunately the 2nd Year 10 VIII could not maintain their crushing dominance they showed on the Parramatta River and went down to a fitter Melbourne crew.

The following day was the day we were dreading. A 2km race followed by a 4km race. The most grueling thing you can do in rowing. In the 2km race 1sts entered the race not switched on and we paid the price falling behind and staying there. Once again 2nds displayed their lack of fitness after some hard training that morning and lost a close fought race.

After an entertaining assembly at Melbourne Boys High we then raced the 4km. This was a brutal race with firsts down by 3 seconds at the 2km mark. After some excellent efforts by the boys we managed to gain the lead and win comfortably by 16 seconds. A huge comeback. Within the 2nd crew the story continued as their Melbourne trip continued to disappoint themselves with lack of fitness. They showed great efforts in parts and had the Melbourne crew scared but could not maintain these solid builds.

Thanks must go again to Mr Barris for organising the trip also with the much needed help of Chris Watson and Tim Wilson. Thanks for a great trip. Also thanks to Mr Hua from Melbourne High.
Nelson Ridges

The Sydney High Regatta

The High Regatta was held on Saturday. Fortunately the weather was in our favour and a warm humid day prevailed. The day resulted in an outstandingly successful event as testified by many of the parents of other school boys. The comments on the efficiencies, friendliness and quality of food helped ensure the success.

The Regatta was held under difficult circumstances for some of the School Staff and it is a testament to their commitment and dedication to the School and Boys to have ensured arguably the best coordinated Regatta this season.

On behalf of the parents and Boys I pass our gratitude and thanks for all of your efforts.

The day started early with a hive of activity; food preparation in the kitchen, the loading of trestle tables, drinks, food, tents and BBQs on Steve’s flat top. Parents arrived with assorted cakes, milk, vegetables and loads of enthusiasm. A moment of panic when it was discovered there was no gas, all three bottles empty. A proactive parent has them refilled. Another organised the ice.

The phone rang. There were people in the park and no milk for the coffee cart; we all madly rushed to Bayview Park. Unpacked like it had been done a dozen times before; the tents went up in snap, the BBQ’s were up and running. Everyone pitched in to set the tables, organise the food and drinks. The all important tickets were on sale, we were off and racing. There were those that did the quick dash for last minute items, either forgotten or out of necessity.

The BBQ was hot and hard work. The ladies were busy on the counter and the coffee cart did brisk business.

Two hours later it was over; everything packed up and finished.

I would like to thank everyone who turned out and helped. Most were there for the duration of the Regatta. It was a wonderful event and pleasure to have had such dedicated help.
Craig Phillis
President

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P & C Welcome Party

The 2007 Welcome Party for the new parents at Sydney Boys High School was a great success and was attended by about 200 people.

It is fantastic to see so many enthusiastic new members of the school community. Once again, WELCOME !

Everyone agreed that the evening was a great way to learn more about the school and to meet and get to know each other.

A big “Thank you” to all the parents, the Principal, the P&C, the speakers, the staff, the Prefects, the boys who served the food, and to all the other helpers on the night. Everyone’s effort was greatly appreciated and made this evening a great success.

A special thank you to Ann Kurts and the Sailing Committee for the catering, to Mr Hannon for the video presentation, and to Ms Gilmore and members of the SBHS Music Ensembles for the musical contribution.
Thank you and welcome
The Year 8 Parent Group

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Fencing General Meeting

Wednesday 7 March 2007 at 7.00 pm
Staff Common Room

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 and your attendance at this meeting will be greatly appreciated.

Please put this date in your diary and come along to assist your son’s sport.
Gabriele Klocker
Treasurer

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Student Leader Roles in Photography and Visual Arts

The following Student Leader Roles in Photography and Visual Arts are available now for 2007. All students interested in these positions should complete the details in the appropriate space and register their interest with Ms May [Art Staffroom].

Sydney Boys’ High School
School Photographer
Student Leader Portfolio

Liaise with:
Visual Arts Head Teacher
Assist With:
Photographing assigned events
Enhancing images digitally
Promotion of school activities
Be Trained
Aesthetics of “The photograph”
Design Software [Painter/Photoshop]
Publish
Photographs in The Record, High Notes, School Displays, Promotional material

Students demonstrate
Ability to work as part of a team
Ownership of suitable camera [preferable]
A history of involvement, commitment and interest in this area
A mature, reliable and responsible attitude
A willingness to promote the school’s code of conduct


Name: ______________________ Roll______
Email:_________________________________
Experience and Reason for interest:
_______________________________________
_______________________________________

Sydney Boys’ High School
Visual Arts Library
Student Leader Portfolio

Liaise with
Visual Arts Faculty
Assist With
Art Library organisation
Book covering/registering
Annual Stocktake Database
Be Trained
Library organisation
Stocktake procedures
Maintaining database
Registration of books
Publish
Annual printout of art library books
Students demonstrate
Ability to work as a team
A history of involvement, commitment and interest in this area
A mature and responsible attitude
A willingness to promote the schools code of conduct


Name: ______________________ Roll______
Email:_________________________________
Experience and Reason for interest:
_______________________________________
_______________________________________

Sydney Boys’ High School
Visual Arts Ceramics
Student Leader Portfolio

Liaise with
Visual Arts Faculty
Assist With
Organisation and maintenance of ceramics annexe
Unload and load kiln
Stocktake glazes/underglazes/ordering
Be Trained
kiln operation and principles
Stocktake procedures
Pricing and sourcing materials
Publish
Lists of materials needed
Students demonstrate
Ability to work as a team
A history of involvement, commitment and interest in this area
A mature and responsible attitude
A willingness to promote the school’s code of conduct


Name: ______________________ Roll______
Email:_________________________________
Experience and Reason for interest:
_______________________________________
_______________________________________

Sydney Boys’ High School
Visual Arts Exhibitions and displays
Student Leader Portfolio

Liaise with
Visual Arts Faculty
Assist With
Regular Year exhibitions of student art
Design of Annual Art Show and publicity
Promoting Students Art
Be Trained
Hanging exhibitions curating
Publish
Posters, invitations, reviews in High Notes and wider community
Students demonstrate
Ability to work as a team
A history of involvement, commitment and interest in this area
A mature and responsible attitude
A willingness to promote the schools code of conduct


Name: ______________________ Roll______
Email:_________________________________
Experience and Reason for interest:
_______________________________________
_______________________________________

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Tennis

1st Grade v St Ignatius
For the second week, High were up against a very strong opponent in St Ignatius. 1st doubles pair of Matt King and Ivan Cerecina won a tight first set 7-6, but Power and Thomas fought back to win the second convincingly 6-1. Both teams stepped up in the decider and traded volley after volley, but unfortunately Ignatius took out the super tie breaker 10-8. The new look 2nd and 3rd pairings were rusty and were dominated by their opponents, going down 3-6 1-6, 0-6 0-6 respectively.

In singles, Number 1 Matt King played courageously against his solid opponent, staying in the match through solid ground strokes, but went down 3-6 2-6. Number 2 Ivan Cerecina, played out a two-set marathon against his consistent opponent. After racing out to a 5-3 advantage in the first set, Ivan unfortunately let his lead slip and was beaten 7-6. He regathered in the second, winning 4 straight games to get the set back on serve at 5-5. However, he was broken and his opponent took out the match 7-6 7-5. Next up was Ben Lee, number 3, who started shakily against his consistent opponent, losing the first set 6-2. In the second, Ben improved his ground strokes with a series of forehand winners, but could not match the consistency of his opponent to lose 1-6. Michael Prior also had a tough match and could never really settle down, to lose 2-6 1-6. The consistency of the St Ignatius team continued down the order as Chapman Siu and Edward Deng lost 1-6 0-6, 0-6 1-6 respectively against quality opponents. So another tough day saw High lose 12-0 to St Ignatius.

  High Ignatius Result
Doubles 1 King/Cerecina Power/Thomas 7-6, 1-6 STB 8-10
Doubles 2 Prior/Siu Bell/O'Driscoll 3-6, 1-6
Doubles 3 Lee/Deng Cook/Kelly 0-6 0-6
Singles 1 Matt King M.Power 3-6 2-6
Singles 2 Ivan Cerecina A.Thomas 6-7 5-7
Singles 3 Ben Lee A.Cook 2-6 1-6
Singles 4 Michael Prior D.Bell 2-6 1-6
Singles 5 Chapman Siu R.O'Driscoll 1-6 0-6
Singles 6 Edward Deng D.Kelly 0-6 1-6
      St Ignatius 12-0

2nd Grade VS SIC Match Report
2nd Grade tennis went into the Ignatius tie knowing that for the third consecutive week we would be playing one of the top three teams. We went into the tie well-drilled and prepared to play some neat tennis. Unfortunately, this confidence was dimmed when Alex Yeung pulled out sick in the morning boosting Danny Fu up for his competitive 2nd Grade debut. Hau and Kent stepped up as the number 1 doubles pair, and were eventually overpowered after a strong start. Cary and Danny, a pair formed half an hour before play started, seemed gone after the first set, but surged back in the second to unluckily go down after being up a break. Jason and Ajay were simply outplayed by a more consistent pair. Hau, in his first match as number 1, played his natural game against a very skilled opponent and managed to force screams and curses from him before going down very narrowly in the first and then cleanly in the second. Cary Cheung played some dynamic tennis but was overpowered by a solid defender. Kent Nguyen came up against a tall, powerful player and he was unable to stop some killer serving. Jason faced a consistent baseliner and went down after playing some neat volleys. Ajay’s opponent was extremely quick on his feet, and did not allow room for Ajay to play his game. Danny Fu, after winning the first set quietly 6-4, could not stop a courageous comeback from his strong opponent and went down in the second through a close tiebreaker. Leading the 3rd set 3-2, play was called off because of the condition of the courts (it was raining at the time) and we waited for drier weather. After the courts were cleared of water play resumed and the set was hotly contested. Danny was very unlucky to be defeated 6-4, but he has still found himself out to be a new prospect for the rest of the season. Now that the far and away top 3 teams have been played, 2nd Grade are looking forward to a victorious second half of the season starting with Newington at High tomorrow.

1st Doubles: Lost 4-6 1-6
2nd Doubles: Lost 1-6 5-7
3rd Doubles: Lost 1-6 0-6
1st Singles: Lost 6-7 0-6
2nd Singles: Lost 2-6 2-6
3rd Singles: Lost 0-6 0-6
4th Singles: Lost 1-6 1-6
5th Singles: Lost 0-6 0-6
6th Singles: Lost 6-4 6-7 4-6

  High 16 A Result
Doubles 1 Hoang/Lee 2 6
Doubles 2 Yu/Lim 1 6
Singles 1 Simon Hoang 0-6
Singles 2 Tim Yu 6 3
Singles 3 Simon Lee 6 5
Singles 4 Victor Lim 2 6
  High B Result
Doubles 1 Ireland/Huda 6 5
Doubles 2 Chen/Shurapey 4 6
Singles 1 Jeremy Ireland 3 6
Singles 2 Tahmeed Huda Rain
Singles 3 Stanley Chen 6 1
Singles 4 Dimitry Shurapey Rain
  High C Result
Doubles 1 Sin/Quah 4 6
Doubles 2 Siu/Dinh 5 6
Singles 1 Michael Sin 6 1
Singles 2 Tim Siu 6 2
Singles 3 Xavier Quah 6 3
Singles 4 Matt Dinh 2 6
  High D Result
Doubles 1 Lee/Cao 5 6
Doubles 2 Burnham/Chan 6 4
Singles 1 Raymond Lee 2 6
Singles 2 Jacob Cao 4 6
Singles 3 Sam Burnham 6 3
Singles 4 Jarred Chan 6 1
  High 14 A Result
Doubles 1 Panas/George 6 0
Doubles 2 Cheng/Chen 4 6
Singles 1 George Panas 0-6
Singles 2 Viven George 6 1
Singles 3 Kit Man Chen 0 6
Singles 4 Simon Chen 0 6
  High B Result
Doubles 1 Chau/Li 5 6
Doubles 2 Dao/Garayalde 6 4
Singles 1 Charlie Chau 1 6
Singles 2 Daniel Li 4 6
Singles 3 Dennis Dao Rain
Singles 4 G. Garayalde Rain
  High C Result
Doubles 1 Phan/Roza 6 4
Doubles 2 Lu/Lu 6 2
Singles 1 Kevin Phan 6 2
Singles 2 Marcell Roza 6 3
Singles 3 Ian Lu 6 1
Singles 4 Lawrence Lu 4 6
  High D Result
Doubles 1 Sulgame/Mok 6 5
Doubles 2 Wu/Shau 6 0
Singles 1 Sujay Sulgame 6 4
Singles 2 Charles Wu Rain
Singles 3 Jonathon Mok 6 3
Singles 4 Ken Shau 6 2
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Tennis Dinner & Award Night

To be held in the S.B.H.S. Great Hall
at 6.30pm on
Saturday 31 MARCH 2007

Come and support SBHS tennis.
Special Guest, Raffle Prizes, Trivia Quiz and more...
$30 adults
$25 players
Soft drink provided, BYO wine.

Money to office by 20 March 2007


SYDNEY BOYS HIGH TENNIS DINNER
Student Name _____________________________________  
Roll Class   ___________    Team _________________
Payment for:   Adults ____   Players ____  TOTAL AMOUNT PAID $____
Type of payment:  Cheque □         Cash □    Credit Card □
Card Type:      Bankcard □   Mastercard      □           Visa □
Expiry Date:    ____/____  Card Number _______  _______  _______  _______
Cardholder’s Name:      _____________________________________________
Cardholder’s Signature:    _____________________________________________   
Business Phone:         _____________________________________________

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Basketball: Shooting Hoops

High v St Ignatius

Term IV 2006

TEAM RESULT SCORE TOP SCORER
1st MASSIVE WIN 79-74 M.FARHAT/W.ZHUANG 16 REBOUNDS ,14 POINTS, 2 BLOCKS, 50% SHOOTING
2nd LOSS 100-25 PROMISE THE SCHOOL A BETTER RESULT NEXT
3rd LOSS 14-49 J.TRAN, L.STREET 4
4th LOSS 30-24 A.WANG 13
5th     Result not handed in
6th LOSS 15-31 D.HUANG 6
7th LOSS 15-41 A.WANG 6
8th LOSS 14-15 J.LAI 6
16A LOSS 50-12 D.PENG 3
16B LOSS 14-53 J.LI 4
15A LOSS 31-36 YOU SHOULD HAVE WON! SOME OF YOUR AGE GROUP IS IN THE RIVERVIEW 1STS/2NDS!
15B LOSS 25-46 V.VO 11, C.NGUYEN 6
15C LOSS 25-21 I.LU 8
15D WIN 27-26 J.JIANG 6
15E WIN 15-9 H.ZHUANG 4PTS
14A LOSS 20-21 M.KOBRAS 8- WELL PLAYED 14A’S!
14B WIN 20-19 A.CHIN 8
14C LOSS 6-31 N.LEONG 4
14D LOSS 13-41 A.HO 7
14E LOSS 12-38 M. WEI 7

Term I 2007

TEAM RESULT SCORE TOP SCORER
1st LOSS 67-81 H.WALKER 21
2nd LOSS 78-52 A.LE 18-MUCH BETTER TEAM RESULT..
3rd LOSS 12-33 S.WANG 4
4th LOSS 31-39 J.TAO 10
5th LOSS 40-15 D.CHIU 6
6th LOSS 9-36 D.HUANG 9
7th WIN 35-24 R.TRAN 9, M.CHEN 8
8th WIN 32-8 J.LAI 14
16A WIN    
16B WIN    
15A LOSS 28-31 J.SUTTON 12
15B LOSS 18-25 A.KUGENDRAN 11,8 REB
15C WIN 27-20 W.LEE 7
15D LOSS 13-27 M.LEE, J.LEE 4
15E WIN 47-12 I.LI 12
14A LOSS 29-41 N.AUTAR 10
14B LOSS 24-13 S.BESTON 2
14C LOSS 34-15 B.DO 6
14D LOSS 34-8 A.HO 4
14E LOSS 43-22 M.WEI 14
13A LOSS 80-8 S.REIYDER 2
13B LOSS 55-4 TEAM EFFORT
13C LOSS 71-10 N.TANG 4
13D LOSS 49-8 D.WANG 4
13E LOSS 74-4 M.ZHU 2, B.CHAU 2

NOTE:- 16s PLAYED RIVERVIEW Cs AND Ds

Mr Hayman’s overview:
More wins again this week is a good sign for SBHS basketball. In particular ‘A’ grade teams seem to be consistently competitive despite members of the 14As not attending the game. Super 14A’s coach Anatoly Bose has returned from winning the nationals for NSW. Tim Seccombe (Australian Schoolboys rep) will be coaching the 16As this week. The firsts and seconds are performing well and this could result in more wins in future weeks. It was pleasing to see such a large crowd supporting the firsts on Saturday. This week they play Newington who lost to Shore last week and will now unexpectedly come 2nd overall. There is a really optimistic feeling about the program at High. I urge all supporters of SBHS basketball to attend our dinner on the 30th March. Your son will receive an invitation at training this week. Go High Basketball!!!!!!!

Basketball is a GPS sport. Saturday participation is compulsory. if you cannot attend a game you need to see me in the PD/H/PE staff room prior to the weekend fixture with explanation. failure to attend games will result in exclusion from basketball. There are plenty of boys who would love your spot in basketball. Staff are kind enough to support 5 teams in every age group at present. We do not need to organise 5 teams on Saturday…

Your Call Ref
For last week’s question: Joeys 15 receives the ball while standing with her front foot inside the three point line (in other words two point territory) and her back foot in three point territory. She lifts her front foot, then jumps and shoots. The crowd roars as the ball passes through the net.

How many points has she scored? a) two b) three c) one d) None because her uniform is such an awful colour she doesn’t deserve to score.

And the answer is... b)
Art. 20.1 gives the reasons. The location of the player is determined by where she is touching the floor.

Now for this week’s ‘Start thinking:’
The referee is standing out of court and passes the ball to BLUE 5 for a throw-in. Before BLUE 5 touches the ball BLUE 9 fouls RED 6. This is the BLUE teams 10th foul for the half.What is the penalty, if any?

a) Record the foul on BLUE 9 and award RED 6 two free throws?
b) Record the foul on BLUE 9 and award the RED team the throw-in from the same spot as BLUE 5 was about to pass the ball in?
c) There is no foul to call because the ball was not in play?
d) BLUE 9 is instantly fouled off and a letter sent to his parents suggesting for him to visit the psychiatrist asap. If BLUE 9 refuses to go off court call the ambulance for mental disorder patient.
CHECK NEXT WEEK’S EDITION FOR ANSWERS!

Other events this week...

  • Year 10 House Basketball – Ruby VS Torrington. Despite Torrington’s fabulous effort in defense- rebounds from Matt Lau, fast breaks from Jeff Wong and some two man plays by David Teng and Leonard Teng was too much for them to handle. Ending score 20-8 Ruby’s victory. Thankyou to Ms Ward for organising the games and Mr Hayman for being ref.
  • Those that didn’t watch the house basketball probably watched this basketball game held on our High Court 4 (furthest outdoor court from gym). It was quite a spectacular sight to watch a rather “friendly” and “gentle” game played out by our 1st VIII vsing 1st XI (rowers vs cricketers). Despite the physical advantage of the 1st VIII, 1st XI took out the match with a convincing win sinking a three and more than 10points. Great thanks to Alex Vertoudakis for reffing the match. The game shows that basketball is a fun game and can be played by everyone! EVERYONE CAN HAVE A GO AT BASKETBALL-IT’S NOT TOO LATE…
  • Outdoor courts still busting with players! Perhaps some negotiation with the girl school for usage of their basketball courts, when they’re in class and no classes are using it, may end our problems! We had more outdoor courts before it was refurnished into tennis courts for tennis’ few players!

*Reminder to all team captains, please email your match reports by Monday to Mr Hayman
* ~Brought to you by Stuart Sugito and Johny Shih
   ~Thank you to Mr Hayman for all his contributions to basketball and information
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Rifle Club Open Day

Saturday 17th  March
9am - 12pm
Anzac Rifle Range
Franklin St, Malabar

Friends and Family Welcome

Try shooting yourself for FREE at the Sydney High Rifle Club Open Day

No licence or permit required, but proof of identity is needed on the day
Parents/guardians permission required for participant under 18 years of age
Minimum age: 12 years

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High Cricket Bulletin

As we come to the final two rounds for the 1st and 2nd XIs and Group 1 teams we will be making changes, first to finish the season on a positive note and in the second instance to promote cricketers who have set their targets on being part of High’s 2007 /2008

Representative teams. Newington and Scots are “the enemy” and next Saturday the stage is set to see if High XIs have enough grit and determination and what it takes to be winners or finish the season “as the easy beats”. I know where I’m putting my betting money!!

CONGRATULATIONS to 1st XI Captain Matthew Fetherston and Dakshika Gunaratne on their selection in the combined AAGPS Squad for the Lord Taverner’s Week Tournament from 12th – 16th March. In addition Mr. Chris Kourtesis (Under 16A Coach) has been named as Manager for the group

Cricket General & Committee Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 14th March 2007 at Room 901 on the upper level of the gymnasium. The agenda will include the Cricket Dinner and Awards, proposed Tour, off-season Academy and 5 Highs Tournament. All parents, managers and coaches are invited to attend and provide input to the 2007/08 cricket season.

Cricket Dinner and Award Night – Wednesday 4th April 2007 – 6-30 pm For 7-00 pm
The Dinner is always a good night where we acknowledge the season’s highlights, hear from our coaches and captains and sadly farewell our Year 12 players. However on the night we have raffles and trivia, special prizes and some interesting announcements. The cost is $30-00 (Adults) and $25-00(students) and bookings are now open and payable through the school office. The closing date for bookings is Tuesday 27th March.

GROUP 1
1st XI (day 2)
SHORE 10 /147 & 3 decl.172 -defeated- HIGH 10 /112 & 1 /51
Commencing day 2 at 5 /78 expectations were that with sensible and applied cricket High could gain a 1st innings lead and looked promising until a great piece of fielding saw Dakshika Gunaratne run out. Matthew Fetherston continued to build on the score with little help from the remaining batsmen and was the last dismissed for 64. Shore batted a second time and declared with an unrealistic lead of 208 with 31 overs remaining and High finished the day at 1 /51. See Website match report

2nd XI (day2) SHORE 8 /137 -defeated- HIGH 10 /94 and 10 /44
In a match where High had every chance to force a first innings win we again threw away the chance through old habits. Whilst some players are trying very hard others are not supporting them and it is apparent that selections, the future team structure, coaching and match planning is overdue for a review. No match report provided.

15 A (day2) SHORE 6 /442 -defeated- HIGH 10 /271
In a mammoth run chase High salvaged some overdue pride in putting together 271 its highest score as a team falling 171 runs short

Of the 442 needed. The team’s performance has been threatening to achieve this type of effort but all players haven’t clicked as one in the one match. In the team Captain’s reports Kieran Taylor has regularly emphasized that poor catching and fielding efforts have been the team’s barrier to several winning opportunities so hopefully this result will urge the players to rectify this flaw in their performances. The run scorers were Shadman Ali (77), Andy Liu (60), Avindu Vithanage(41) and Kishan Perera (31) as the main contributors

GROUP 2
4th XI
RIVERVIEW 3 /215 -defeated- HIGH 10 /145
The first match at 20/20 illustrated that High does have the ability to match opponents but weather conditions and a solid opposition thwarted this result.. Good all-round performance from James Ip making (29) with the bat and taking 1/33 and Campion making (22) See Website match report.

15 B RIVERVIEW 10 /196 -defeated- HIGH 10 /102
Riverview elected to bat first and after a shaky start compiled 196. High began the chase confidently but the loss of top order batsmen cheaply saw the result of a victory slip away. Wicket taker was Sameep Sandhu who took 4 /14. Run scorers were David Ma (48) and Fabio Ubaldi (18). See Website match report.

14 B HIGH 3 /141 -defeated- BARKER 10 /70
It took time and was promising to occur, but this time the team chalked-up their first win for the Term. Sent into bat by Riverview and with 2 players short, High got away to a good start and piled on the runs to reach a solid final score. High then took the field 2 short and consistently took wickets to bowl Barker out for 70. Run scorers were Eric Ovadia (30), David Chan (23 ret.) and Samuel Lane (14). Wicket takers were 4 /5 (3overs), David Chan 2 /6, Shanaz Razeen 1 /2 (3),Krishan Sivayogarayan 1 /6 (3) and Sheikh Siddiqui 1 /12. See Website match report

14 C HIGH -defeated- SHORE
(Results missed last week)

14 C HIGH 4 /65 -defeated RIVERVIEW 10 /63
Another win following last week’s return to form, but this time a close call. Riverview won the toss and batted in this first 20/20 fixture for High. The match was won with 3 balls to spare. Wicket takers were Leo Lu, Botong Cheng Iftiar Khan and Dominic Cheung. Run scorers were Dominic Cheung (21), Leo Lu (15) and Iftiar Khan (15). See the Website match report

13 A, 13 B and 13C
A special feature on the performances of these teams and individuals will appear on the Cricket Website on Friday evening prior to Round 4
Laurie Heil
MIC - Cricket

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Cricket Dinner and Award Night

4 APRIL 2007
6:00 pm
GREAT HALL

Come and support SBHS cricket at its annual blue (and brown) ribbon event
$30 adults $25 players
Soft drink provided, BYO wine
Money to office by Tuesday 27 March 2007


SYDNEY BOYS HIGH CRICKET DINNER

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