High Notes, Vol 8 No 6, March 09 2007

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From the Principal

High Talent
Congratulations to Matthew Fetherston and Dakshika Gunaratne (Year 12) on their selection in the Combined AAGPS cricket XI. Thank you to Matt Ling of Year 10 for giving up his time to help the ‘Learn to Row’ Programme at Abbotsford on Sunday.

SWAS: High Junior School – Developing Learning
As we conceive of the ‘discourse of personal development’ as a guide to our teaching, our teachers need to consider how our students’ thinking skills can be developed. One useful five-level rubric comes from Dimensions of Learning. Developing learning begins with establishing positive attitudes towards and perceptions about learning. When acquiring and integrating knowledge (level 2) students need scaffolding to help them relate new knowledge to what they already know. At level 3, students need further guidance to extend and refine their knowledge by analysis, formulating and testing hypotheses, clarifying understanding, making distinctions and reaching conclusions. At level 4 learning is embedded through the performance of relevant and personally meaningful tasks. In the junior school there is great scope for this kind of personalised learning. Students can make choices from assessment tasks, assignments or projects that involve: decision making, problem solving, invention, investigation, experimental inquiry and systems analysis. At the highest level of learning, students have developed habits of mind that allow them to be independent and autonomous learners. They become self-managing. They organise and regulate their learning behaviour. They can think creatively, analytically and critically. By the end of Year 9 we hope our students are at the highest level of this learning rubric and can enter High Senior School with confidence.

High Notes
We have reduced our print run of High Notes to 200. Students without email addresses registered can come to the front office on Friday and give their name, have it marked off and receive a printed copy. Lists will be maintained and as additional addresses are received names will be deleted. Please remind your son to pick up a printed copy if you have not supplied an email address. Alternatively, High Notes is available on the website.

Phillip Day Trust
Staff, parents, Old Boys and students are invited to contribute to the Phillip Day Trust. A trust account has been opened and people are donating to Phil’s memory. By the end of term we will be forming a committee to plan a suitable memorial, in the form of a physical tribute, the establishment of a prize or trust or a combination of these.

Year 9 Class Submission
A submission to the Minister for Education and Training has been sent via the School Education Director. The submission argues the case for twenty places extra to be offered in Year 9 each year. The rationale in summary was as follows:

Why is there a need for change? We think that the school would be more effective in reaching its targets and desired outcomes, enhancing its ethos and building a more cohesive student body, if incoming students had more time to adapt to our culture and to access our programs. We also believe there are educational, social and personal development advantages for students who enrol in High before Year 11. We believe that this adjustment to our enrolment policy is highly desirable because:

  • our middle school initiative was implemented this year, dividing the school into High Junior 7-9 and High Senior 10-12 and incoming students need time to adapt to a different learning culture in Year 9 before commencing in the Senior School
  • elective choices are remade at the end of Year 9 allowing students to access acceleration or to focus on favoured electives and incoming Year 9 students would have access to this process
  • incoming students in Year 11 miss out on the opportunity to access structured
  • acceleration programs that are offered in Year 10
  • late access to our best practice Student Awards Scheme reduces incoming students to two years of participation, whereas four years would allow them to reach the higher levels of the awards
  • students entering in Year 11 have difficulty in qualifying for leadership and building a reputation among teachers and peers such that they can be elected as School Prefects for their final year at school and having an extra two years to do so would increase their prospects of accessing leadership positions significantly
  • Peer Support and Peer Mediation training takes place in Years 9 and 10. Year 11 entering students are disadvantaged by not having access to these personal development courses • the smaller class sizes produced by forming a seventh class in Year 9 would benefit incoming and existing students under a banding arrangement where at least two classes in each year would have no more than 27 students instead of 30
  • High has an enviable reputation for producing scholar-sportsmen and accomplished all-rounders and providing incoming students with an extra two years of access to skilled sports coaching, high level competition and heavily resourced co-curricular activities (such as debating, music, chess and cadets) must benefit both them and the cohorts they join
  • students entering in Year 11 are disadvantaged when trying to access summer sports teams and co-curricular groups as these are selected in Term 4 in the previous year and some sports have term 4 – term 1 competitions in the senior school
  • High runs a 7-9 Outdoor Education program leading in to Duke of Edinburgh Awards in Years 10-12 and incoming students have difficulty accessing that scheme without previous experience
  • High relies heavily on parents and Old Boys to be involved in school governance, fund raising and delivering programs and earlier engagement with the school will promote and sustain that engagement
  • Year 9 applications have a high proportion from non-state schools and any future increases in enrolment in public education (potentially up to 40) would serve to enhance its standing in the local community
  • past experience in processing applications for all years 8-12 has shown a great deal of interest from students from non-government schools and the number of successful applicants in recent years has increased from that sector.
  • this adjustment has minimal staffing impact but major benefits for the school, for cohorts and for individuals • this proposal does not set a precedent as other selective schools already have Year 9 intake programs.
Dr K Jaggar
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English News

On Friday 9 March the Bell Shakespeare Company will present a program of performances to students in Year 8, 9 and 12. This is a wonderful enrichment opportunity and allows the boys to extend their appreciation of Shakespeare beyond the written text. These performances link to modules which the boys are studying this year. Year 8 will see an inventive blend of Twelfth Night and The Merchant of Venice while Year 9 will experience the darker vision of Macbeth. Year 12 will see a selection of key scenes from King Lear and Hamlet.

On Tuesday 13 March the English Faculty will hold an information evening for parents of Year 11 students. Year 11 students are, of course, encouraged to accompany their parents to this evening. The purpose of this evening is to provide information about HSC English Courses in 2008 and the Preliminary requirements for entry into these courses. We anticipate commencing at 7.00 pm and concluding at approximately 8.30. We encourage you to attend and look forward to meeting you.

A special congratulations must be extended to Daniel Paperny in Year 9 who entered the Michael Dugan Short Story and Poetry Competition as part of the National Literary Awards in 2006. Daniel, along with other competition winners, will be honoured in a presentation ceremony held at Deakin University.
English Faculty
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From The High Store

Paints are now available to purchase for those Year 7 boys who missed out. $22

School Shirts have had a price increase as of 1 March.

Short Sleeve

Sizes 10-14   $20
Sizes 16-22   $22
Sizes 24-28   $24

Long Sleeve

Sizes 10-14   $21
Sizes 16-22   $23
Sizes 24-28   $25

Tennis shirts will be available for purchase from next Wednesday at a cost of $38.50.
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P. Day Memorial BBQ

In memory of Phil Day a fundraiser BBQ will be held at the Fairland Pavilion, Centennial Park. I hope that you can come and please spread the word to all High Boys, young and old. The event will only be a success if you pass this information to anyone who may be interested.

Partners, friends & family are of course welcome!

Here are the details:

When: Sunday, 18 March
Time: 12:30 - 6:30 pm
Food & Drink: Beer, wine, soft drinks & food will be available for purchase

We will be accepting donations to the Phil Day Trust. The recommended amount is $50. If you are unable to donate $50, please bring an appropriate amount which you can afford.
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Year 9 Parent Group

An Invitation to Year 9 Parents

The first meeting of the Year 9 Parent Group will be held on
Monday, 12 March at 7:30 pm

in the Staff Common Room (near the School Office). Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Dr Kim Jaggar, the School Principal, has kindly agreed to speak to the meeting giving an overview of the “School within a School” concept introduced this year. Parent Group meetings are an ideal opportunity to meet other parents in your son’s Year, raise questions, make suggestions and air any concerns you may have.

Any specific agenda items may be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before 5.00 pm on Thursday 8 March.
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P & C- Goals for 2007

At Monday night’s P & C Executive meeting, we discussed areas in which the P & C wants to provide funds for the school this year.

Our priorities are:

  • $10,000 towards repaying the loan for building the new tennis courts
  • $12,000 to buy data projectors for up to 16 rooms by the end of 2008. (Installation costs will be met by SBHS Building Fund)
  • $18,127 for the deposit, transport & installation costs for a demountable Yr 9 classroom for 2008
  • $8,600 to complete School Signs and Cutler Gates uplighting
  • $15,000 to replace pianos in Rooms 101 and 201.

New Library & Performing Arts Centre
We also discussed the vital importance of the monthly giving program if the school is to see its bold vision for a two stage Library & Performing Arts Centre become a reality. Stage one requires $1.8m; currently we have $400k. A new tax deductible monthly giving program has been introduced to help fund the development goal. Further details are available under Fundraising on www.sydneyboyshigh.com

Guest Speakers
Guest Speakers are to be a regular event at P & C General meetings on 3rd Wednesday of every month. Mr Richard Ayre spoke about GPS Sport at our February meeting, and at our next meeting on 21 March, Dr. Kim Jaggar will talk about last year's HSC results.

We look forward to seeing you there.
P & C Executive
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Target Rifle Club - Open Day

The Sydney High School Rifle Club is hosting an Open Day at the ANZAC Rifle Range on Saturday 17 March from 9.00 am to 12 noon. Students, parents, staff, siblings and alumni are all welcome to attend. Everything will be provided on the day, and the firing point is under cover if it rains.

Anyone can attend and watch. However, unless special arrangements are made prior to the Open Day, participants aged 12 to 18 must be accompanied by a parent, when registering on the day. If you wish to participate and will not be accompanied by a parent, please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for advice.
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Tennis Report

1st Grade Tennis - SBHS vs. Newington College

D1 – 6-7 (3-7) 6-0 10-6 (WIN)
D2 – 3-6 2-6
D3 – 3-6 2-6

S1 – 6-1 6-2 (WIN)
S2 – 3-6 5-7
S3 – 0-6 0-6
S4 – 2-6 0-6
S5 – 2-6 2-6
S6 – 6-4 1-6 2-6

The High 1st Grade team travelled out to Stanmore to play a day of tennis in blistering heat against a well drilled Newington team. It was a tough ask from the outset but the High team rose to the challenge and played some of their best tennis of the season. The King/Cerecina doubles pair won a hard fought three set doubles match over a gutsy Newington number 1 pair. Chapman and Misha played well at number 2 but were outsmarted by their opponents. Eddie and Ben played some clever tennis but were not consistent enough to win at number 3.

In the singles, Matt King was once more successful hitting his opponent off the court and winning easily in straight sets. Ivan was out-muscled by a bigger and stronger opponent at 2 and lost in two tight sets. Ben, Misha and Chapman were all outplayed by their opponents and came out of their matches convincingly beaten. Eddie’s match was a highlight; he played some great tennis but unluckily lost in three sets.
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Sydney Boys High School Tennis Program

In June 2006, Sydney Boys High School had new tennis courts installed. At the same time, Tennis-Wise Tennis School were invited to take on the role of coaching the GPS Tennis Players. A program was created in order to develop players right through from Year 7 to 1st Grade.

Given the nature of GPS Tennis, and the funding budget, the following coaching program was put in place:

1st and 2nd Grade
Monday 3:30-6:30 pm
Wednesday 12:30-4:30 pm
Thursday 3:45-5:15 pm
Friday 7:30-9:30 am

3rds – 6th Grade
Wednesday 1:30-3:00 pm

15/16 As
Monday 7:30-8:30 am

16 As – Ds
Wednesday 1:30 – 3:00 pm

13As, 14 As, 15 As & Bs
Thursday 1:00-3:00 pm

A development squad was put in place for junior school players in order to further progress their games and this is conducted on Tuesday 3:30-4:30 pm and Wednesday 7:30-8:30 am.

This coaching opportunity is provided by the school with the support of Teachers and parents, and in fact could not be run without this support. This opportunity is available for ALL players at the school. For those who are not currently in any of these programs, and would like to develop their games, PRIVATE squad and individual training may be provided at the request of any individual, and at a discounted rate before or after school and on weekends, and may be made by appointment by contacting Carl Nielsen on 0406 335 038.
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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.

Leave
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.

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 sent to them on a daily or weekly basis.

If you would like to have your son’s attendance record sent to you, send your email address to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please include your son’s name and date of birth in the email.
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OBU Database Update

The OBU has started communicating with its members again – first, by a regular e-Bulletin and, secondly, by a soon to be published edition of the High Bulletin. If you are a member and have changed your contact details, or would like to become a member, please drop us a line at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or PO Box 1546 DARLINGHURST NSW 1300.

Did you know?
Did you know that when George Miller (1963) received the Oscar for best animated feature for Happy Feet he was the third Sydney High old boy to win an Academy Award? In 2000 Russell Crowe (1977) took out the Oscar for best lead actor for his role in Gladiator and in 1994 Tim Chappel (1984) shared an Oscar for costume design with Lizzy Gardner for their work on The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
SHS Old Boys Union
www.shsobu.org.au
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From the Canteen

Food for thought...

Have you noticed that our Canteen is providing more and more choice healthy and delicious food salads and snacks?

Did you know that each day we have only two wonderful paid staff on duty?
(three huge cheers – they deserve it!)

They are helped by a band of hardworking volunteers, who often sacrifice days off to help prepare food and serve in the canteen and also by your very own prefects who do a fantastic and vital job!

Appreciate your canteen! And remember- if you don't like queues, order ahead between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM!
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SBHS Debating

Are you getting the Debating emails?
Team emails and other important information is sent out regularly. If you are not getting the emails it is most likely because we don’t have your registration data (or your email is bouncing)- to get on the listing immediately email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with “ADD TO Year X group” in subject line and indicate your name/your son’s name, Year group and home suburb. Don't forget to check your email each week!

Joining Debating in 2007
Anyone can join debating - no experience is necessary! Information packages are now available from Miss Brewer- please come and collect one and start attending coaching on Fridays as soon as possible.

Coaching has started!
Coaching is on Fridays and runs from 3.20pm to approximately 4.30-4.45pm
(depending on your Year level). If you cannot attend training in Term 1 due to summer sporting commitments, please still collect the registration info and sign up now so we can plan for the number of debaters accordingly.

Year 7   603/606/607    Tanvir Ahmed, Faraz Amin and Romesh Abeysuriya
Year 8   506/507        William Clegg, Rose Grey and Dr Finnie
Year 9   608            Liz Ames
Year 10  401            Gabriel McManus
Seniors  403/404        Hamish Nairn, Sriram Srikumar and Tom Kaldor

Debating Supporters Group
The next Debating Supporters Group (DSG) meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday April 3 at 6.30 pm in the Staff Common Room. This is an opportunity for parents to become involved in fundraising and events that assist us in further strengthening the Debating teams at High. Please come along!

Eastside results- Round 1 VS Scots

Year 7     win
Year 8     loss
Year 9     win 
Year 10    win 
Year 11    win
Year 12    win (on forfeit)

Congratulations to the teams who debated last week. The junior teams debated “That English should be taught in all schools of the world” and the seniors debated “That international adoption should be banned”.

The Eastside Competition
Round 2 at HOME on 10/03/07. Teams for each round are set in coaching the Friday prior to the debate and the team listings are emailed out to parents and students (so make sure we have your registration information!).

Round 2:    9 March      Sydney Boys vs Reddam
Round 3:    16 March     Sydney Boys vs Grammar 
Round 4:    23 March     SCEGGS vs Sydney Boys 
Round 5:    30 March     Sydney Girls vs Sydney Boys

Home debate suppers
Parents of students in Years 8 and 11 are asked to help with preparing the suppers at this week’s home debate (09/03/07) and that parents of Years 7 and 10 students help out on Round 3 (16/03/07). Alice Paul the supper coordinator emails out information about this, so keep an eye out for information or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Parking- Vital fundraising
Our next parking date is coming up and we are seeking your assistance with parking in order to raise funds for coaching. If you haven't helped out with parking before, I especially urge you to get involved and donate your time. Helping is really easy and a vital source of income for the Debating Program.

Friday April 27th- Super 14 HSBC Waratahs v Chiefs @ Aussie start TBC
Saturday June 2nd- Swans v Essendon @ the SCG. Game starts at 7pm

Please email Harleen Kaur if you are able to help out- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

www.sydneyhigh.org.au/debating
Ms Jocelyn Brewer
MIC Debating

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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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Fitness Assessment February 2007

The PDHPE Department has again assessed the physical fitness levels of our junior students. The most important health-related test is the 1.6 km run for cardiovascular endurance. Our standard Moore Park West course was used for the assessment.

An assessment of 90% or better required a student to run the 1.6 km in a time of 6 mins 30 secs, approximately, depending on the age of the student. An assessment of 50% or better, required a time of between 7 and 8 minutes, depending on age. A result of 10% or less means the 1.6 km run was completed in a time greater than 9 mins 30 seconds.

Each student in Years 7-9 should have a copy of their assessment schedule and results for February 2007 in their PDHPE theory books. Parents are encouraged to review their son’s results with them.

There were some outstanding performances again this semester including: Vincent Ye (7F) 6m 39s, Al Hughes (7M) 6m 41s, Thomas Mok (7R) 6m 42s, Luke Vlatko (8.6) 5m 43s, Sam Lane (8.5) 5m 45s, Kevin Sheng (9.4) 5m 29s, Keiran Taylor (9.6) 5m 51s, Jeremy Ireland (10.4) 5m 18s, Harrison Lane (10.3) 5m 20s and Matt Ling (10.5) 5m 21s.
*Fastest time is held by Paul Watzlaff 5m 00s set in 2003.

1.6 km results for February 2007 Percentile band No. of students in each percentile band

Percentile band No. of students in each percentile band
Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10
90 – 99 6 12 22 30
80 – 89 5 17 14 12
70 – 79 1 6 18 18
60 – 69 9 11 21 19
50 – 59 22 21 16 21
40 – 49 14 21 21 17
30 – 39 27 25 24 14
20 – 29 16 21 16 10
10 – 19 41 28 32 21
0 – 9 27 14 6 12
Non-starters 12 4 6 6

Mean results for each year group 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 2/04 10/04 2/05 10/05 2/06 10/06 2/07

  2/04 10/04 2/05 10/05 2/06 10/06 2/07
  Year 10  58%  63%  56%  62%  57%  65%   59%
  Year 9  47%  52%  49%  60%   43%   52%  56%
  Year 8  38%  57%   36%   49%  41%  52%  49%
  Year 7   26%   44%  32%  46%  29%  48%  38%

It is our goal to have all Year 10 students by the end of 2009 able to score a minimum of 50% for cardiovascular endurance and run the 1.6 km in 7 minutes or better.
G. Stein, HT PDHPE
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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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SBHS Rowing Committee

Boatshed Dinner 2007
Wednesday March 14
The Great Hall
6.30pm

Rowers, Parents, Guardians, Teachers and Coaches,

The Rowing Committee invites you to attend the traditional boatshed dinner for all rowers. In 2007 the dinner will include all crews.

The crews will be introduced and there will be speeches by and in the following order

Captain of Year 10 crews, Nelson Ridges
Stroke of 1st year 8 Quad, Max Connell
Stroke of 4th year 9 Quad, Andrew Banh
Stroke of 1st year 9 Quad, Sam Darcy
Captain of Boats, Tom Hurrell

The evening is a formal introduction of our representative crews for this season but is also a great opportunity to socialise and show support for the boys in the lead up to the Head of the River. Our senior rowers have been training very hard over the summer break and now face the demands of racing in the remaining GPS regattas. The boys really appreciate your support on such occasions – so please come along if you can. Junior parents will gain an appreciation of what is ahead.

Please complete the slip below and return it to Mr Barris at school or email Craig Phillis at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please let us know if you are coming by Wednesday 7 March and make the payment to the front office. The cost of the dinner is $30 for adults and $20 for students. Your payment must be made to the front office by Monday 12 March. The dinner is a BYO. function for adults.

Con Barris - MIC Rowing
Craig Phillis - President


BOATSHED DINNER 2007

Student Name ____________________________________ Crew _________________________

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 _____________________________________________
Bus. Phone             ___________________
_________________________________ (Office use only)

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Basketball: Shooting Hoops

Newington vs High- Term 4 2006

TEAM RESULT SCORE TOP SCORER
 1st LOSS 92-51 V.NGUYEN 26, W.ZHUANG 13
2nd LOSS 40-48 P.DU 9
3rd WIN 28-26 J.TRAN 11
4th LOSS 21-31 A.WANG 5
5th LOSS 31-25 D.YU 8
6th LOSS 14-16 R.HUA 6
7th WIN 43-10 R.TAN 14
8th WIN 39-14 J.LAI 10
16A LOSS 18 -31 WE ONLY SCORED 5 POINTS IN SECOND HALF…
16B LOSS 48-12 B.YANG 6
16C LOSS 32-24 M.YU 15
16D WIN 25-12 H.LI 20 REBOUNDS
16E LOSS 52-8 T.WILSON 3
15A WIN 37-20 S YOON 13pt, A PAUL 9pt
15B WIN 30-17 V.VO 18, M.PHUNG 7pts-5 assists
15C WIN 28-15 L.WANG 10
15D WIN 48-22 J.JIANG 20
15E DRAW 22-22 S.YUNG 5
14A LOSS 32-39 A.YE 11
14B LOSS 26-41 A.CHIN 13
14C LOSS 15-19 N.LEONG 4
14D LOSS 6-33 A.HO 3
14E LOSS 28-7 M.WEI 5

Term 1 2007

TEAM RESULT SCORE TOP SCORER
 1st LOSS 92-51 V.NGUYEN 26, W.ZHUANG 13
2nd LOSS 40-48 P.DU 9
3rd WIN 28-26 J.TRAN 11
4th LOSS 21-31 A.WANG 5
5th LOSS 31-25 D.YU 8
6th LOSS 14-16 R.HUA 6
7th WIN 43-10 R.TAN 14
8th WIN 39-14 J.LAI 10
16A LOSS 18 -31 WE ONLY SCORED 5 POINTS IN SECOND HALF…
16B LOSS 48-12 B.YANG 6
16C LOSS 32-24 M.YU 15
16D WIN 25-12 H.LI 20 REBOUNDS
16E LOSS 52-8 T.WILSON 3
15A WIN 37-20 S YOON 13pt, A PAUL 9pt
15B WIN 30-17 V.VO 18, M.PHUNG 7pts-5 assists
15C WIN 28-15 L.WANG 10
15D WIN 48-22 J.JIANG 20
15E DRAW 22-22 S.YUNG 5
14A LOSS 32-39 A.YE 11
14B LOSS 26-41 A.CHIN 13
14C LOSS 15-19 N.LEONG 4
14D LOSS 6-33 A.HO 3
14E LOSS 28-7 M.WEI 5

Things to note this week
15s take a clean sweep against Newington, dominating all 5 games by a good amount of baskets!
2nds celebrates their massive victory, on an away court too! Fairland defeated Eedy in a game of massive blocks in Yr10 House basketball.

Mr Hayman’s overview
This week come to Sydney High gymnasium to watch the First grade vs St Josephs 11:15am. This is a big game for the Firsts who are playing exceptionally good basketball but have been defeated in recent weeks. They are due for some more wins. Congratulations to all teams this week. The improvement from Term 4 is obvious. I am sure I will be able to congratulate everyone involved at the basketball dinner for another year of improved results.

16Bs Match Report
Score: 21-23 (Loss)
Top Scorer: B.Yang 11

The 16Bs did not prevail over Newington this week, but the 3 game winning streak was in their grasp. The siren blew with High losing due to a 2 point buffer, a massive improvement from when they quadrupled us in term 4, 12-48. High’s man to man had its ups and downs in the first term, sometimes a man was left open and a foul was drawn. Other times the defensive pressure got to Newington, and they made mistakes allowing High a fast break. The second half saw High switching to zone, and Newington start to pick up their inside cutting. Our defence was often too tight for Newington which caused many resets of the ball. Fouls on High’s offence got us easy points at the free throw but it just was not enough, and Newington was able to gain and hold possession for the last minute. High lost 21-23. We are on the rise, go High Basketball in 2007!
By Trung Tran
Captain of the 16Bs

14Es Match Report
Score: 40-20 (Win)
Top Scorer: M.Wei 15

We had a feeling that this was going to be a good game because it was a home game. The game started with High gaining possession of the ball and scoring the first basket. Once the first half was over both teams had evened the score at 14 all. The second half was much more interesting with more adrenaline present. Sloppy defence from Newington gave the advantage we needed to get on top and we scored so many baskets that we were ecstatic. In the end, High had completely blown Newington away at a 20 point lead with the final score being 40-20. We were happy, the coach (Ms Ward) was happy that we had finally won a game by such a huge lead. I feel as though the team is getting stronger and faster than ever and we hope that we win our next game too.

By Joseph Zhang
Captain of the 14Es

Your Call Ref!

Last weeks ‘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.

Art.14.1 & Art.10.2 3rd dot point explains when the ball is alive and when the player/team are in control of the ball. Team control commences when the ball is at the disposal of the player who will be throwing the ball in. As the Referee is passing the ball, to the player he and therefore the team are in control of the ball Therefore the foul is a team control foul. Those of you who answered b) go to the top of the class.

Did you know?
At the nationals: Our very own 14As coach Anatoly Bose was ranked first for Three-Point Shooting percentage and sixth for Field Goal Shooting percentage, and averaged an impressive 12 points per game in only 17 minutes of action off the bench. Congratulations to Anatoly defending the national title. After his highly successfully campaign at the National championships Anatoly Bose was among the eight NSW team members to be selected in the 22 man squad for the Under 19s National team which will compete in the FIBA U19 world championships in Novi Sad, Serbia in July. (He still can’t beat Mr Hayman)

Would you be interested in a monthly flyer of Shootin’ Hoops rather than an electronic copy? Have a chat to me - Johny Shih. We are looking into the possibility of a flyer for everyone interested to read and chat about at school…

Brought to you by Johny Shih
Thank you to Mr Hayman for all his contributions to basketball and information
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Sydney High Annual Basketball Dinner

Help celebrate another fantastic year of basketball at High by organising your son’s team to attend the 3rd Annual Basketball Dinner ever for all Years!!!

Every team will receive trophies for the Most Valuable Player and Most Improved player. Speeches will be made by coaches about their season! The team with the best highlight footage of their season will show off their talent on the big screen. There will be a raffle for huge prizes and a chance to thank your coach for their efforts.

When
Friday, 30/ 3/ 07, 6:30 pm. Dinner served at 7:00 pm

Where
Great Hall, Sydney Boys High School

Who is invited
Players, parents, friends, supporters and coaches of all teams!

Why
1) Because the friendships made through SBHS basketball last a lifetime
2) Because the program has improved significantly this season and requires your support for this to continue. Cost: $30/person. Payable to the school office by Friday 23 March 2007

Students are to attend in school uniform

This is a BYO function for adults. Cordial will be served for students

Advise when booking if vegetarian meal is required. Please return the below slip with $30/person to the front office by 23/3/07


SYDNEY BOYS HIGH BASKETBALL DINNER

Student Name ____________________________ Roll Class ______________

Payment for: ______ persons @ $30 pp as payment for tickets under the name 

of _______________________________, Basketball Team __________________

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 _____________________________________________
Bus. Phone             ___________________
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Sydney Boys High Cricket

www.sydneyboyscricket.info

Next Saturday will be an interesting conclusion to Round 6 day. There are several matches that High can win but will depend on displays of consistency from the previous week’s performance and some old fashioned grit and determination to put Newington away which has been lacking in previous rounds. Too often we have been in winning positions and the opposition teams get away from us through a poor bowling or fielding session, dropped catches and mini batting collapse after reasonable starts. At this end of the season there’s little time to listen to what you think you can do, it’s time to stand-up and be counted and prove your worth as a team member.

Parking Commitment
The Cricket Section is rostered for parking on Saturday 31 March 2007 and has now been allocated The Waratahs / Reds fixture on Saturday 14th April to replace the loss of Day 5 of the Sydney Cricket Test date. Dr Andrew Bowes (Parking Supervisor) would appreciate contact with any supporter available on either of these dates. Contact details are on the Cricket Website.

Cricket Dinner & Award Night
Wednesday 4 April 2007 at 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm Reminder that bookings are now open for the Dinner and payment can be made to the school office on a direct basis or the booking advice in High Notes can be completed and returned by post. All cricketers have been issued handouts regarding the Dinner. I wonder how many actually got home to Mums and Dads to see.

Cricket General & Committee meeting
Reminder Will be held next Wednesday 14th March in Room 901, upper level of the Gymnasium at 6.00 pm. Agenda items will include Dinner and Awards; tours; coaches and support personnel training; and end of season statistics…….All parents, managers, coaches and supporters are invited and welcomed to attend.

Group 1

1st XI (Day1)
HIGH 10/137 Lead on the 1st innings
NEWINGTON 10/77

High batted first and lost 3 quick wickets to be 3/28 but a consolidating partnership between Madushanka Vithanage (35) and Michael Coutts (26) steadied the innings before a regular loss of wickets in the second session saw the innings close at 137. Newington then made a patient start before the High bowling attack ripped through the heart of their innings to have them 9/48 before final partnerships that took them to 77 all out. The explosive bowling display came from Damitha Gunaratne 6/14 and Tom Castleton 3/15. See Website match report.

2nd XI (Day1)
NEWINGTON 10/134 Lead
HIGH 10/54 and 0/2

No match report received.

3rd XI (Day1)
HIGH 10/129 Lead
NEWINGTON 4/42

High elected to bat first and at 8/89 looked in real trouble but a 40 run last wicket partnership produced what ended up as a defendable target of 129. At stumps Newington had lost 4 early wickets and are 4/42 still requiring 88 runs and High needing 6 wkts for a 1st innings victory. Run scorers were Ryan Sutton (35n.o), Toby Rosengarten (24) and Nicholas Lochner (16). Bowling for High Vaibhav Sharma 2/7 (6) and Chris Andrews 1/1 (3) were the destroyers. See Website match report.

16A (Day1)
NEWINGTON 10/336 vs.
HIGH 1/44

Day 2 will see High at the batting crease with all day with 65 overs to score the required 293 runs at a gettable rate of 4.5rpo to achieve a first innings win. The small boundaries on this ground should suit High’s batting line-up and with some grit and determination, patience and the ability to put the bad balls away could see this team fulfil its potential. See Website match report.

15A (Day1)
HIGH 1/25 vs.
NEWINGTON 10/165

Reportedly in a much improved fielding and bowling performance High was able to hold Newington to a total of 165 all out. The wicket takers were shared evenly between Andy Liu (2), Kieran Taylor (2), Daniel Morgan (2), Brian Kelly (1) and Shadman Ali with (1) wkt. High in response are 1/25 from 8 overs and have the advantage of having 65 overs on Day 2 to score 141 runs at 2.16 runs per over to achieve a first innings win. See Website match report.

14A
HIGH 10/145 vs.
NEWINGTON

High won the toss and batted and the openers faced a tight bowling attack that made scoring a slow process. With the first wicket going down at 19, Ryan McDonald (33) and Michael Phung (32) then put together a 70 run partnership before losing both batsmen within 2 overs. Nakul Bhagwat (10), Saif Haque (11) and Aman Saksena (10) also contributed to the final total. Day 2 will be our best opportunity to defend this score and providing we bowl consistently on a good line and length making the batsmen play, take our catches and work together in the field a win is not out of the question. See Website match report.

Group 2

4th XI
HIGH 9/133(15 overs) -defeated-
NEWINGTON 8/130 (20overs)

After some heavy work before achieving the win, High had to steady at the crease after suicide dismissals by some of the batsmen and was rescued by a last wicket partnership of 39 by Tom Lindeback (42n.o), Lachlan Street (39n.o) and Dominic Bowes (13) as the other main contributor. A sound bowling performance that included 9 of the team saw James Ip take 3/ 6 Lachlan Deacon, Amer Amin and Patrick Locke all contribute with wickets. See Website match reports.

5th XI
HIGH 9/107 /108 /109 tied with
NEWINGTON 10/109

Newington sportsmanship in question. In a match marred by scoring , umpiring and player problems and with need for a “third Umpire” from an adjoining pitch called to rule on a “run-out” as the “Home Official” was unsure of the Law, it’s a credit that our players stayed and played under “their” amended conditions. Where the score line starts and finishes became a mystery, except that High at least scored the same number of runs as Newington. In the farce of a fixture Urban Singh took 4 wkts, and Nirmal Sridharan 2 wkts.

16B, 15B, 14B

No match reports received.

14C
NEWINGTON -defeated-
HIGH

14D
HIGH 7/44 -defeated-
NEWINGTON 10/ 42

A low scoring game that saw Newington score only 22 off the bat and given 20 sundries through wayward bowling by High’s bowlers. However, the efforts of Kevin Qian (10), Tristan XU (9), Tahmid Shahriyar (6n.o), Rahib Azwad (4), Vivian Le (2) and Eric Zhu (1n.o) and 12 sundries when it was High’s turn to bat led to a victory. Rahib Azwad (4/9), Tristan XU ( 2/0), Tahmid Shahyiyar (2/4), Ryan Gu (1/1) and Yassir Chowdhury (1/16)

13A, 13B

No match reports received.

13C
NEWINGTON 4/131 -defeated-
HIGH 7/129

What an exciting game. High lost 2/7 early and were in trouble with a slow run rate and then it all started to happen, with many singles and sundries and finally got down to High needing 2 runs with 2 balls to go and unfortunately unable to convert. Batting for High, Kevin Krahe (30), Brian Lam (23), Harry Heo (17n.o) and Anthony Soo (6), Kenny ZHANG (4), Peter Wu (1n.o) Wicket takers were Wade Yang 2/27, Vincent Chen 1/9 and Derrick Foo caused a great run-out. A great team effort.

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

STUDENT NAME:__________________________________
ROLL CLASS:  __________________________________
TEAM:        __________________________________
PAYMENT FOR: Adults ________ Players ________
TOTAL AMOUNT PAID $ ______________
Type of payment: Cheque     Cash     Credit Card 
Card Type:       Bankcard     Mastercard     Visa       
Card Number: _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
Expiry Date ___/___        
Cardholder’s Name:  _________________________________
                              [please print]

Cardholder’s Signature:  ____________________________
Bus. Phone: ______________
__ __ __ __ __ __   (Office Use Only)

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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


SYDNEY BOYS HIGH SCHOOL - MONTHLY PAYMENT ADVICE
Name: _________________ Daytime Phone Number: _______________
Address: _______________________________
Postcode: _ _ _ _
Email Address: _________________________
I authorise SBHS to make the following deductions
from the credit card nominated below:
Card Type: Bankcard     Mastercard     Visa 
Monthly deduction for 12 months:
$50       $40       $30       $20 
Card Number: _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
Expiry Date: ___/___       
Cardholder’s Name:  _________________________________
                            [please print]

Cardholder’s Signature:  ____________________________

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