High Notes, Vol 8 No 9, March 30 2007

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From the Principal

High Talent
Well done to first grade tennis captain Matthew King who got up from his sick bed to play doubles and singles last Saturday. He really suffered in the heat but got through both matches successfully. I really appreciated his efforts for his team. He was selected as No 1 player for Combined GPS seconds.

Reading High Notes
I have been informed that some parents are finding accessing High Notes on line somewhat time consuming. I suggest that if you want the pdf version of High Notes that it is best to go to our website sydneyboyshigh.com main menu / High Notes. If you right click on the pdf icon then pick ‘save target as’ you can bring the whole document onto your PC with just one download. With html you get the text very quickly but without the High Notes formatting and graphics. Your choice of access mode depends on what you are looking for in this weekly publication. Please let me know if you are having any difficulties with the electronic distribution policy.

HSC Results
At the P & C meeting last week I gave a presentation on the HSC 2006. I recommend that if you are interested in finding out more about particular courses that you visit our website sydneyboyshigh.com at the main menu/about /HSC results. After investigating the site you might have questions to address to the careers Adviser, Mr Ayre or to Mr Dowdell, DP for High Senior School, or to me.

High and SHSOBU
I recently wrote to Joseph Waugh, President of the Sydney High School Old Boys Union, informing him that the school would no longer accept payments in trust from families of advanced ‘life membership’ contributions. The lines of communication concerning who has paid and how many times are very difficult to sustain between the school and the OBU. The system appears to absolve the OBU from accountability to its prospective members by having the school collect its student money for it. The school will give wholehearted support to any system the OBU might devise for collecting contributions directly. I have offered publicity opportunities, a presence at school events, clerical support and promotion by the school. Mr Waugh has established a committee of Old Boys very familiar with the student life membership scheme to sort out the contentious issue of qualification for life membership for students leaving the school in the last few years and to propose a model for the future that clearly establishes what it is that people are paying for. In the meantime, Mr Waugh and his Executive are busily trying to reconnect with the OBU membership via e-bulletins, the distribution of High Flyer and the reinstatement of High Bulletin as a periodical.

In the second half of the year the OBU will be in a position to accept payments from new and existing members of the scheme and will make contact with all known stakeholders with current contact details.

GPS Heads Meeting
High hosted the GPS Heads for the first meeting of 2007. The Heads held firm in their decision to move the athletics season for 2008 back to where it used to be – in between summer and winter sports. I remain ambivalent about this because of the problem of the Trial HSC occurring while GPS competition is still ongoing. On the other hand, properly preparing teams for the rigours of GPS competition is facilitated by having the extra time that the athletics season provides for coaches and players. Consequently, I no longer object to the switch back. The Heads acknowledged this was a “significant decision” to go it alone.

Several models were tabled about how the seasons of athletics and rugby would run. There is no immediate likelihood that CAS schools will change back so the issue of traditional fixtures and trial games is a concern. Dialogue with ISA and CAS Heads was recommended. It was also recommended that May 17 should be booked for the Athletics carnival in 2008.

It was agreed that the Head of the River regatta will be held on Wednesday, 19th March, 2008. The Heads are seeking advice from the AAGPS on the timing of the races on that day. The rugby arrangement with St Gregory’s College is to extend to the 2007 season.

End of Term
Given the disruptions that have occurred at the beginning and during term, our curriculum and programs were still delivered effectively. I thank all staff members, students, coaches and parents for their commitment to achievement at Sydney High. I wish everyone a well deserved break.
Dr K Jaggar
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Term 1 has been a very busy creative term. First off the Art staff extend a warm welcome to Mrs Jocelyne Isaacs who has recently joined the Visual Arts staff.

The Year 8 excursion to the Art Gallery of NSW and the Gardens was a great success and will become a permanent fixture on the art calendar. A big thanks to the students who behaved in an exemplary fashion and all of the teachers who assisted. Students saw the Archibald, Sulman and Wynne Prizes, the Manga exhibition displaying the master Tezuka’s work [of Kimba and Astro Boy fame] and Art Express. With an hour in each show it was a pretty long time without a break and the boys handled this with admirable control, remaining on task.

The Study day and exhibition viewing at the AGNSW for Years 9 to 12 Visual Arts students was excellent. The lecturer articulately explained the cultural background to Tezuka’s “Astro Boy” and “Kimba” providing excellent comparisons to the American Superhero of the same era and enlightening students about the impact devastation and loss had on the psyche of the Japanese after the atom bomb.

Year 10 Art students have been producing small scale sculptures in a range of materials exploring the different starting points and catalysts for artists. They are now working on an individual work in their choice of materials that expresses movement and rhythm. The work being produced is varied from a chandelier made from agapanthus flowers to constructions out of found objects to carved hebel or modelled clay

Years 10 and 12 have been to College of Fine Arts to view Art Express works at that venue and look through the VAPDs of strong Art students. Year 12 returned feeling confident and reinspired. The excursion to the AGNSW on the 27th further reinforced the necessity to JUST get started and allow their body of work to take shape and to take risks with techniques. I have every confidence that this year’s art HSC students will produce some amazing work.

Two Year 10 students, Shane Ponraj and Neil Street, attended a Gifted and Talented art workshop “Rocks On” and met Ben Quilty, artist recently featured in Spectrum, who judged the works and selected works to be exhibited. Congratulations to Shane for his Highly Commended award and first artist group show which opens on the 28th March in the city.

Year 11 Digital Imaging students have mastered PhotoShop and the digital camera and have produced their first portfolio of 10 photographs. These will be exhibited in the last few weeks of term in the main foyer.

Year 9 art students have launched into a study of The Body in Art. They have begun to investigate how the human figure is represented in traditional and contemporary art practices. In historical studies students are learning about style characteristics and ideas about beauty, death, changing values, identity, transformation and their world. In artmaking students are developing their skills in drawing using a range of materials including ink, progresso, charcoal, pastels and oil paint sticks. The focus for their drawing task is to experiment with materials and develop techniques whilst exploring ideas of scale and proportion in the ideal human figure.

The theme for Year 7 Art students is Fears and Fantasies. Students have recently been given their first art assignment. Their progress/interim reports will be completed by teachers as they mark these assignments.

Art Competitions
Students are encouraged to enter as many competitions as possible. Entry details from Art Staff room. Students are asked to show their art/visual design teacher any entries before submitting 1. Australia Post - design a stamp to increase awareness about conserving and recycling water. Info from www.sydney2007.stamparena.com. Closing Date 27 May 2. Woollahra Council Photographic Award 2007, www.woolahra.nsw.gov.au, closing date 22 August. All Yr 11 Digital Imaging students will be asked to enter work but other art students are encouraged to do so as well. Details on display in Art area 3. Mosman Youth Art Prize 07, entry forms from art staff room and on display in art area. Closes 24 April
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P & C Executive Meeting

Monday 2 April 2007 at 6.00 pm in the Boardroom

Year Representatives please attend
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Match Report

Third Grade      High 4½  b  Grammar 1½ 
Fourth Grade     High 3      Grammar 3 
Fifth Grade      High 4   b  Grammar 2 
Sixth Grade      High 6   b  Grammar 0 

What a perfect finish to the 2007 competition with High winning seventeen matches against Grammar! All players are to be commended for their sportsmanship and their impeccable court manners during this season. Third Grade High won both doubles matches, with Danny Fu / Daniel Chim winning theirs 6:4 and James Pham / Amadeus Klocker easily defeating their opponents 6:2. James Pham’s strong performance this season continued and he won his singles match 6:3. Amadeus Klocker despite the heat played well, taking his singles 6:4. Danny Fu played some beautiful tennis and was unlucky indeed to lose his singles in a tie breaker (5:7). Daniel Chim had to settle for a draw after time out.

Fourth Grade
The doubles matches brought mixed results for this team with Albert Kim / Nicholas Hayes winning their match 6:4 and Alex Shapilsky / Simon Ting losing theirs 2:6. A strong performance by Nicholas Hayes in the singles resulted in a 6:1 win and Alex Shapilsky won his singles 6:4. Both Albert Kim and Simon Ting played well, but were outperformed on the day by their opponents.

Fifth Grade
The two doubles matches were comfortably taken by High with Matthew Rusli / Anthony Huynh winning the first doubles 6:3 and Tam Mai / Edwin Montoya taking the second 6:4. Very strong performances in the singles by Edwin Montoya and Anthony Huynh resulted in impressive wins, 6:1 and 6:2 respectively; however, Matthew Rusli and Tam Mai were outclassed on the day.

Sixth Grade
The first doubles match was a quick and very comfortable 6:1 win for Tony Cai / Garry Lau and Jordon Phung / William Chan won the second doubles 6:4. High very convincingly took all singles matches with both Jordan Phung and William Chan recording impressive 6:0 wins, Tony Cai not far behind winning 6:1; and Garry Lau taking home a respectable 6:3 win.
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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.

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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Another email service for parents

Parents who supply the school with an email address can now have an updated report on their son’s attendance record can sent to them on a daily or weekly basis.

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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SHS Old Boys Union

Did you know?
Did you know that Paul Pearce (1973), who was returned as member for Coogee in last weekend’s election, is one of 22 old boys of Sydney High to have held a seat in the NSW Parliament? The first was Rev Thomas Simpson Crawford (c 1890) who was elected as Labor member for Marrickville in 1910. Four old boys have held NSW Cabinet posts: Alwyn Tonking (c 1905) was Colonial Secretary 1939-1941; Rev John Mason (1945) was Minister for Lands and Forests 1975-1976; Paul Landa (1958) held numerous posts including Minister for Education 1980-1981 and Attorney General 1983-1984; and Peter Anderson (1964) was, amongst other appointments, Minister for Police and Emergency Services 1981-1986. John Mason was also Leader of the Opposition (Liberal) 1978-1981.
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Year 11 Parent's Dinner

Another great parent's dinner is happening on

Friday 27 April at 7 pm at the
Real Thai Restaurant
170 Maroubra Road Maroubra.

$25 per head for food (includes vegetarian dishes)

RSVP Barbara Taylor
0410 268 444
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Year 10 Parent's Dinner

Come and enjoy a night out with other Year 10 parents

Friday 27 April at 7 pm at the
Real Thai Restaurant
170 Maroubra Road Maroubra

$25 per head for food (includes vegetarian dishes)

RSVP Toni Lindeback
9314 0304
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SHS Rowing

Trivia Night

Friday May 18 2007
7.00 pm
Sydney Boys High School
Great Hall

MC for the night is the entertaining Jack Singleton.

$15 each- includes coffee / tea, and plates of petit fours for each table.

Wine, beer and soft drink will be available for purchase. BYO food, plates, cutlery, napkins and glasses, or, for those coming straight from work, pizzas can be ordered and delivered from Domino’s (Redfern) on the night.

Bookings are now open, so get your friends together and organise a table of 10, or we can join you with others on a table. RSVP: 1st May 2007

This is an important fundraiser for Sydney High Rowing, so secure your table early. There will be great prizes, auction items and games so please bring lots of gold coins.

If you have any enquiries, please phone either Julie Blomberg (0416 061 759) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Peter Ambrose (0425 261 238) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Use slip below (with payment) and either deliver to the school’s office or post to:

Rowing Committee, Sydney Boys High School, Moore Park, Surry Hills NSW 2010

If you are unable to make the night, a donation would be gratefully received.

Sydney Boys High Rowing Trivia Night RSVP: 1st May 2007
Name ________________________________ Phone ______________ 
I am able to attend and require ________ tickets at $15 each. 
Total $ _________ enclosed.
Type of payment
Cheque        Cash       Mastercard   
Bankcard      Visa   
Credit Card No. _ _ _ _  _ _ _ _  _ _ _ _  _ _ _ _ _  Expiry _ _ / _ _

Cheques should be made payable to Sydney Boys High School
I am unable to attend but would like to donate $___________ (cheque/credit 
card as above).

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Music Notes

Music Tuition
All parents of students having instrumental lessons at the school should be aware that invoices have been sent out. Your prompt payment for music tuition for the term is appreciated. If you have any enquiries about the invoice, please contact the music department on Monday or Tuesday and speak to Julia O’Hare.

Marching Band 2007
There will be an extra rehearsal on the last Friday of the school holidays at school from 9:30am till 12pm for ALL member of the Marching Band. Please bring your instruments and music and be at school promptly for a full run through.

Rehearsals are progressing well with boys showing great commitment to marching and practising their music. They are starting to shape into a great ensemble and will be wonderful ambassadors for the school on ANZAC Day. The Music Committee has purchased special marching band equipment – 4 ultralight marching snares and harnesses, marching cymbals, and an untralight set of quad drums with harness. We would like to thank the Music Committee for their support of this important school and community service.

Uniform required on ANZAC Day (Wednesday 25th of April 2007) will be:

  • Long grey trousers
  • Black polished shoes with black socks
  • Long sleeve white shirt with school tie
  • School blazer (this is mandatory)

There will be an extra rehearsal for all students on Wednesday 4th of April from 7:30 -10:30am at school. All music must be memorised before this rehearsal as this is the final run through before the March.

Head of the River Stage Band
The band has been rehearsing on Tuesday lunchtimes for this GPS carnival and will perform at the Sydney High stand on the day. Students and instruments will be transported from school to Penrith and back by bus. This bus will be departing at 7:30 am sharp from the school on Saturday 31 of March 2007. Please ensure participating students are at school with their instruments on time.

Year 12 Performance Workshop
The HSC performance workshop held after school at Sydney Girls High on Monday gave our Year 12 elective music students a great opportunity to perform and gain valuable experience. Students from both the girls school and boys school performed a solo work each, providing a wonderful chance to hear the various repertoire being performed by both sides.

Annual Music
Camp Our Annual music camp will be held in Term 2 from 28 to 30 May 2007. Students will be given a note with venue and costing information before the end of the term. All music ensemble members are expected to attend and there will be a camp BBQ and concert on the Wednesday evening as is tradition.

Ensemble Rehearsal Times for 2007

7:30am Marching Band (Intermediate & Senior concert band members)

Term 1
7:30am Training Strings Ensemble (Room 204)

Term 2
7:30am Training Concert Band
7:30am Intermediate Concert Band

8:00am Intermediate Stage Band (Room 201)

7:15am Senior Stage Band (Join Marching Band at 8am) – Room 201
7:30am Marching Band (Term 1 only)
7:30am Training Concert Band (From Term 2)
7:45am Senior String Ensemble (Room 204)
8:00am Chamber Choir (Room 101)
Lunchtime: Guitar Ensemble (TBC)

8:00am Chamber Choir (Room 101)

8:00am Symphony Orchestra (Room 201)
8:00am Junior Stage Band (Room 101)

As of Term 2, Marching Band members will attend their normal ensembles i.e., Intermediate Concert Band on Mondays 7:30am in room 201 and Senior Concert Band on Wednesdays 8:00am in room 201.

Music Committee Meeting
Our next music committee meeting will be held on Monday evening the 14th of May in the Staff Common Room. We encourage all parents of students involved in the music ensembles to attend the meeting. New Year 7 parents are most welcome.

Music Tuition Scholarships
The music department is offering scholarships to students who would like to play the oboe, bassoon, double bass and French horn. Please see the music staff if you are interested
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High Store

Autumn/Winter Price List - 2007


From -


Please arrange for boys to be fitted as
early as possible:  6-8 weeks delivery from order)

PANTS: Trousers - Junior, Dark Grey w/w
Trousers - Senior, Light Grey w/w


SHORTS:   Grey


BELTS: Black leather




SHIRTS: Sky Blue and White, Short Sleeve


  Sizes 10-14


  Sizes 16-22


  Sizes 24-26




  Sky Blue and White, Long Sleeve


  Sizes 10-14


  Sizes 16-22


  Sizes 24-26




  Up to size 16


  Size 18-22


  Size 24-26




SOCKS: Woollen or Cotton Knee High


  Cotton Anklet Sock in SHS colours


TIES: Junior






  Old Boys


  GPS. Old Boy










BAGS: Backpack


  Sports Bag




MATHS Grid Book A4
Grid Book 96 Page










MUSIC Music Book




ART: Artist Paints


  Canvas 18" x 24"


  Visual Art Diary A4


  Visual Art Diary A3




  DT Apron










  Polo (house colours)


  Black Baggy with SHS Print


  Sport Socks


TRACKSUITS: (sold as separates)


  Taslon Jacket


  Taslon Pant






  Singlet (new design)


  Short (new design)
HIGH Training Top


  Socks (white with SHS colour)




SOCCER: Jersey (sky with brown collar)


  Shorts Brown Baggy










RUGBY: Jersey up Size 12


  Size 14-22


  Size 24-28


  Shorts (black rugby)




  Scarves knitted in SHS colours








  House Badge


  SHS. (metal)


  Rowing (metal)


  Orchestra (metal)


  Rifle (metal)


  SBHS Lapel Pin (metal)


Mug with SHS crest incl Gift Box


SHS Sticker


Bridge Scorers


Address Book


Double Pack Playing Cards


School Centenary Book


Pencil Case (school crest)


Silverware: Sugar or fluted spoon






Letter Openers






SHS Plaque


Car Sticker


Coat hanger


SHS Foldable Chair $49.50 SHS Cufflinks


Car Number Plate Covers $39.95  


Polo Shirt with SHS Logo $49.50
Supporter Jersey $75.00
Rugby Jersey (Original) $60.00
Supporter Polo Fleece Jumper (New Design) $70.00
OBU Tie $27.50



GPS Pocket $22.00
Music Pocket $22.00
Prefect Top Pocket $22.00
Prefect Bottom Pocket $38.50
Embroidery Line $15.00
Full Braiding $70.00
Dry Cleaning $11.00
Service Charge $30.00


Clothing Pool

A recycled section operates within the High Store shop.  Items such as blazers, shorts, trousers, jumpers, rugby/soccer tops & boots, tracksuits can be sold on a commission basis - the shop retaining 1/2 of the sale price.

Please ensure that when sending items for sale, you include your name and address.
All items sent should be clean and in good condition.  Shirts are gladly accepted as a donation.


Accepted payment methods include - Cash, Bankcard, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, EFTPOS (Direct Debit) or cheque made payable to the "HIGH STORE"

Opening Times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Telephone: 9331 7075

Goods and Services Tax

GST is included on all prices listed
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Athletics/Cross Country

New training venues!

All you medium and long distance runners who want to run GPS Athletics, or train for Cross Country, we have a couple of training options available for you this year. Note the new venues! It's highly recommended that you do some training now. You'll be fitter and more competitive come GPS, and you'll be more likely to make the GPS team.

Training will be with accomplished coach Sean Williams (www.sweatsydney.com.au) who takes a squad of competitive athletes at either McKay or Queens Park. He will give you a program and guide you with your training. I myself have trained with Sean while at school and since and can vouch for his effectiveness.

Option 1
For those who are willing to commit to four or five sessions a week, and can run any one of these times, come down to squad trainings. The price is $20 a month. Times are:

Distance    400m    800m    1500m
Boys u18    1:10    2:35    5:10
Boys u14    1:18    2:55    5:50

Session meet at 4:30pm at Queens Park (near exercise equipment and toilet block)

Tuesday and Thursday
Session meet at 6:00pm at Kensington Oval (Cottenham Avenue)

Session meet at 7:00am at Queens Park

Long run meet at 8:00am near McKay.

Option 2
For those who don't want to commit to extended training, but want to do a bit to get some base fitness for the GPS season, come and join the morning sessions at McKay. $10 a session (discounts apply for multiple sessions), beginning at 6:15am Tuesdays and Thursdays. Along with this you get the Saturday and Sunday sessions above for free.

For either option, just come down to a session and join in, or call Sean or myself for more information. The sooner the better!

Option 3
For those who want to do their own thing, there will be programs and guidelines available from Mr Devlin soon. You should try to make one of the above options but if you can't, please pick up a program to guide your training.

Contact Details:

Edward Ovadia
9386 1221
0415 591 262
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Sean Williams
0412 206 821
9699 9783
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Cross Country Carnival

Sydney Boys High School Annual Cross Country Carnival
1.20 - 3.00 pm
Monday 2 April 2007
Moore Park, Mount Steele
Mr Prorellis, Mr Kesting I/C

Student Information

Your son will be dismissed earlier than usual on Monday 2 April 2007


1.30 pm 17+  OPEN 3 km 3 Loops
1.45 pm 16 years 3 km 3 Loops
2 pm 15 years 3 km 3 Loops
2.15 pm 14 years 2 km 2 Loops
2.25 pm 13 years 2 km 2 Loops
2.35 pm 12 years 2 km 2 Loops

After the Athletics Carnival, students are to walk back to school.
Students are to cross the road at lights only
Stay in school grounds, then move over to the venue when the bell rings
When your race is called go to the starting area whether you are running or not.
Non runners will stay in the starting area until directed to move by the Marshals
At the finish you will be given a place ticket
If you are in the first 15 places you go to the first 15 table and have your name recorded
All runners to proceed with finish ticket to your house table
Tell the teacher your name and finishing position
After the race you will be dismissed by a teacher
Non runners will have names marked off at the end of the race

Everyone attends
You must run in shoes
Stay on the course and follow directions from course marshals
Spectators must stay within 20m of Cleveland St and are not permitted on the course
Winning house determined by the lowest total of the first ten runners to finish
Award Scheme qualifying standard -compete & finish
Top ten runners will comprise the provisional school team to compete at the zone
Only the first 15 places will be timed
Cross Country Champions will be selected from this event (pending the outcome of any appeals that may arise)
Any MIC ruling is final

Additional Info
The School Cross Country is the first qualifying event within the CHS Competition
The first 10 runners for each age division will make up the school team for the Eastern Suburbs Zone Carnival
The first 12 runners at the Zone Carnival will compete at the Sydney East Regional Carnival and the first 10 runners from Regional Carnival go on to the NSW All Schools Carnival.

You are also invited to join the Sydney High GPS Cross Country Team. GPS Cross Country is a Winter Sport and three age divisions ( U14, U16, Opens) compete on Saturday mornings. The season spans across terms 2 and 3 and involves 11 Saturday morning carnivals. All are welcome to join.

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Basketball: Shootin' Hoops

High vs Grammar

Term 1 2007 Week 1 (Trials '07)

1st LOSS IN O-TIME 67-63 H.WALKER 17
2nd LOSS 61-53 A.LE 23
3rd WIN 37-27 C.TANG 12
4th WIN 35-24 J.TAO 10
5th LOSS 29-32 D.YU 9
6th WIN 28-20 K.WANG 8
7th WIN 29-13 R.TRAN 7
8th WIN 22-16 J.LAI 6
16A WIN 54-37 M.FENG 11
16B LOSS 19-43 B.YANG 6
16C LOSS 26-38 H.LI 5
16D LOSS 13-39 A.LI 4
16E LOSS 17-21 D.LAM 7
15A WIN 29-23 A. PAUL 8
15B LOSS 27-31 A.KOERBER 6
15C WIN   Staff absent
15D WIN   Staff absent
15E LOSS   Staff absent
14A WINNERS! 28-25 A.YE 14
14B LOSS 21-23 A.CHIN 8
14C LOSS 9-31 N.LEONG 6
14D LOSS 15-29 K.LI 7
14E LOSS 21-22 M.WEI 10
13A  LOSS 63-6 J.YANG 4
13B  LOSS 69-4  not provided
13C  LOSS 50-0  
13D  LOSS 20-14  not provided
13E  LOSS 86-16  not provided

Term 1 2007 Week 8 (This week)

1st 5th overall In Raschke Cup
2nd 2nd overall In Raschke Cup
3rd WIN 23-21 T.LY 7
4th WIN 25-22 J.WILSON 8
5th LOSS 9-12 A.NG 6
6th WIN 28-12 S.YANG 8
7th WIN 23-19 R.TRAN 9
8th DRAW 14-14 J.HSIAO 6
16A WIN 38-32 J.TASSELL 10
16B LOSS 17-42 B.YANG 11
16C LOSS 13-38 M.YIN 4
16D LOSS 18-31 A.CHAN 6
16E LOSS 15-31 D.LAM 9
15A WIN 46-24 S.YOON 16
15B LOSS 32-16 V.VO 6
15C WIN 17-13 L.WANG 8
15D WIN 22-13 J.LEE 8
15E LOSS 15-18 I.LEE 6
14A LOSS 34-22 A.YE 8
14B DRAW 25-25 D.NGUYEN 10
14C LOSS 21-13 N.LEONG 5
14D LOSS 24-13 A.ZHANG 8
14E LOSS 38-10 M.WEI 8

“It has been a fantastic season! There is enough talent in every age group to have success if every team member sticks together and with basketball. In particular in the near future I can see the 16s members Justin Chow, Matt Jones, Leonard Teng, Josh Tassell, Stephen Dong, Matt Lau, Michael Feng and the others being a force”
Last season the 13s won 2% of games played. This season the 14s (last years 13s) won 21%!
The 14s last season won 42% of games played-this season 60%!
The 15s won 22% last season-This season 24%!
Quote from Mr Hayman

Basketball Dinner: 30th of March, all students are expected to wear school uniform.

Level One Statistics Course
We are looking for a statistician to join 1st and 2nd grade stats team. See Mr Hayman if keen. The level one statistics course will be held on Saturday 7th April at 1pm. If you are interested in the world of statistics in basketball, then this is the course for you! Costs are:

  • $20 per person for the time and course notes
  • $5 to join Australian Basketball Statistics Committee (compulsory for ABA >statisticians)
  • $25 for statistics shirt If you are interested in attending the course, contact Rebecca Reid at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Your Call Ref!

I have been asked, several times, last week: When does the clock start after free-throws? (That is, of course, only in games where the clock stops for every whistle)

a) When the ball leaves the hand of the shooter on the last free throw?
b) When the ball touches the ring on the last free-throw?
c) When the ball touches a player after it touches the ring on the last free-throw?

Art.49.2 says…..When the ball touches or is touched by a player on the court. Therefore those of you who answered c) well done.

During the game the RED team is awarded, correctly because of the alternating arrow, the ball out of bounds. In attempting to pass the ball into play RED 7 steps over the line and a violation is called. What should be done with the arrow?

a) Turn it to the other direction because the RED team have had their turn?
b) Leave it in the same direction because the RED team did not have the opportunity to pass the ball in?
c) Spin it around and see if you can win on the chocolate wheel?
d) Arrow schmarrow, what ever happened to a good old fashioned jump ball? One a game is just not enough!

See next week’s for answers!

Coaches wanted at Norths BBall
Mian Wang and Vincent Salomon both enjoy working with representative club programs as coaches when not working for High. Perhaps you would like to keep your coaching skills improving over the off season. NSBA is looking for coaches to help in our Bear Essentials after school programme. These classes cater to children from years one to seven and we have players of all skill levels participating. If you are interested in coaching, contact Rebecca Reid on 9906 7877 for more information.
Brought to you by Johny Shih
Thank you to Mr Hayman for all his contributions to basketball and information

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SBHS Debating

Are you getting the debating emails?
Every week I have over 30 emails which bounce from addresses that have been supplied by students and parents. Team emails and other important information are sent out regularly and it is imperative that all debaters and their parents are getting the details. 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 and Romesh Abeysuriya
Year 8   506/507/608    William Clegg, Rose Grey and Dr Finnie
Year 9   401            Liz Ames
Year 10  402            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!

The Eastside Competition- Round 5 at SGHS 30/03/07
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 5    30 March    Sydney Girls vs Sydney Boys 

This is the final round. Semis and finals are on May 4 and 11.

Parking is 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 at Aussie   start TBC 
Sat     JUNE 2nd      Swans v Essendon at 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

Ms Jocelyn Brewer
MIC Debating
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Head of the River

Sydney Boys High School Rowing Committee would like to invite our whole school community to come along and support our Rowers at the annual blue ribbon event in schoolboy rowing:

Head of the River to be held at
Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith on
Saturday, 31 March

Events kick off at 10.00am sharp.
Supporters should gather at the Sydney High tent on the “island” side.
There will be a band playing to add to the atmosphere.
Bring the family and a picnic and enjoy a great day out.

Rowers’ families might like to join us at the sheds for post race and end of season celebrations.

Could rowing families please also note a working bee will be held at Abbotsford Rowing Sheds on Sunday, 1 April from 9.00 am.
Boys will be required to help with boat loading for CHS.

We also need to clean up kitchen, dorms etc, so an hour or two of your time would be greatly appreciated.
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Sydney Boys High Cricket


The news from the World Cup looks promising for Australia and it really does illustrate the level at which these players have to reach to be a part of that team. From a whitewash by the Kiwis in the One Dayers to the regroup and concentration on doing the basic things right illustrates the commitment needed to be the best. High over the years has produced some talented cricketers and this season we have again recognized this in our ranks, but have we achieved reaching the best we could be, or have we accepted second place?

From the same World Cup Tournament came the sad news of the death of a well respected coach which in sport must remind us that whether we play any game, avidly support our sons in sport, or are avid supporters of our national teams that in the end it is only a game!

The result in the 6th XI game brings us back to reality as my nomination as the Team of the Week. Congratulations to a scratch team that undertook a 2 day fixture at season’s end and for the calibre of lads who represented High. They unashamedly admit they’re not the top cricketers in the school but enjoy their cricket and to Eugene Stadnik, Farhan Uddin, Ricky Ratnayake, Dominic Bowes, Daniel Campion, Patrick Locke, Hari Bhrugubanda, Lachlan Brown and Matthew Wong (on day 1) take a bow, you have done us proud. The report herein makes interesting reading

Finally another group who deserve our recognition is four Under 14 teams. On Saturday last they completed a clean sweep of the GPS Under 14 competition. The 14As with a first inngs win, the 14Cs with a 10 wkt win, the 14Ds with a 4 wkt win and the 14Bs in a draw when rain stopped play and the team Captain Krishan Sivayogaryan, claiming a “win” in an urgent email Saturday night under the Duckworth Lewis System. Now there’s commitment !!

Around the Grounds

Group 1

1st XI (day 2)
SCOTS 10/226 -defeated- HIGH 10/194

High at 9/183 on day1, added 11 runs on day 2 before the innings finally closed. Scots then commenced the chase and at 5/180 with 2 new batsmen at the crease, High were still optimistic if it could take another quick wicket that they could pull off a win. At 8/192 we were still in it but some dogged batting saw Scots pass High’s score to finish at 226 losing their last 5 wkts for 36 runs.

Tom Castleton 4/20 and Dakshika Gunaratne 3/33 toiled all innings to share the bowling honours.

2nd XI (day 2)
SCOTS 10/136 -defeated- HIGH 10/125 & 1/54

In a tense and tough battle spectators, umpires and players were totally involved in this match as late as the last hour when SCOTS scratched their way past High’s total, let off the hook through dropped catches at crucial times. Wicket takers Matthew Coutts 3/42, Varan Perananthan 3/28 and Daniel Simpson 2/25.

3rd XI (day 2)
HIGH 8/143 (rain stopped play) –drew with - SCOTS 10/203

Wicket takers Roshan Karunaratne 3/14, Shiva Seth 3/47, Kieran Taylor 2/35, Sascha Karunaratne and Andy Liu one wicket each. Run scorers Roshan Karaunaratne 65(retd.hurt), Andy Liu (12),Shreyas Iyer (11), Damien Tse (9) and Ryan Sutton (9n.o)

16A (day 2)
HIGH 7/119 drew with SCOTS 10/122

The boys blew it with 3 wkts in hand 5 runs and 5 overs to go and rain on the horizon. Inexplicably fiddling around, the two batsmen at the wicket forgot basic running the between the wickets drills and got drenched through poor decision making at this stage in the game. It detracted from a great fight back the previous batsmen had provided. Run scorers were Avindu Vithanage (52), Hugo Richards (28) and William Lin (8).

15A (day 2)
HIGH 8 decl 220 -defeated- SCOTS 10/66 & 10/91 OUTRIGHT

An amazing day of cricket and not without controversy on the last ball of the day from our roving reporter. High defending their overnight score set about routing Scots in both innings and pulled off a remarkable Outright victory. The destroyer flotilla was led by Brian Kelly 7 wkts, Andy Liu 6 wkts, Kieran Taylor 4 wkts, Sheijl Kumar and Daniel Morgan 1 wkt each

14A (day 2)
HIGH 10/205 -defeated- SCOTS 10/200

An exciting match which demonstrated how a team reacted under pressure when having to bowl extra overs due to meeting their quota with time left to play. The lads dug deep and spent 20 minutes denying Scots the final 5 runs they needed for a win. The wicket takers were Nakul Bhagwat 3/37 (14 overs), Amman Saksema 4/57(26 overs), Saif Haque 2/25(9overs) supported by Henry Sit described as the “flying magician” in taking 2 screamers ( catches). A well deserved win.

Group 2

4th XI
GRAMMAR 7/108 -defeated- HIGH 10/107

Described as an absorbing but ultimately disappointing result for High’s surprise packet 4th XI. Batting first saw the main run scorers as Lachlan Street (24), Alistair Taylor (18) and Lachlan Deacon (19) reported as the best innings of the day, farming the tail to get the team past 100 and to give himself something to bowl at in his farewell game. The wicket takers on the day were Alistair Taylor 3/25 and Tom Lindeback and Lachlan Deacon.

6th XI (day 2)
HIGH 10/78 & 10/133 Tied with GRAMMAR 10/141 & 8/70

Sportsmanship came to the fore in this fixture played in the “spirit of cricket” with the scores tied with 3 balls left in the match and the opposing captain declaring the tie was the best result for the match. Grammar’s 5/123 overnight were to be all out for 141 through Patrick Locke’s bowling effort. Some enterprising batting from Daniel Campion and Ricky Ratyanake in High’s 2nd Innings saw a reversal of results from day 1 and a remarkable bowling effort from Dominic Bowes, Eugene Stadnik, Farhan Uddin and Hari Bhrugubanda created the atmosphere that provided a fitting finish.

GRAMMAR 8/252 -defeated- HIGH 8/151

Grammar won the toss and batted first and reached its total with sustained aggressive batting. However, High’s bowlers stuck to the task of dismissing batsmen regularly with Angud Chawla, Jimari Bastable and Rayan each taking 2 wkts and Ben Encel and Tim Molloy taking 1 wkt each. In reply High run scorers were Ben Encel (51), Rafat Kamal (14), David Ma (13), Angud Chawla (10) and Liam Aylmer (10)

HIGH 9/101 -drew with- GRAMMAR 4/33 (rain stopped play)

On a field where 100 would have been a winning score due to the length of the grass High lost an early wkt before steadying through Samir Kinger (37) and David Chan (9) to be 1/35 at drinks. With a target of 100 in their minds the team lost wkts on a regular basis in chasing the target but achieved their goal. Other contributions were made by Abdullah Sarker, Hashan Subasinghe, Nathan Kok and Krishan Sivayogarayan a shaky start with the loss of quick wkts. The wicket takers for High were Hashan Subasinghe 3/8 (4 overs) and Shanaz Razeen 1/4 (4overs) before rain stopped play.

HIGH 0/43 -defeated- GRAMMAR 10/40

Grammar won the toss and batted and were soon in trouble and at drinks at 5/23 team members who were not regular bowlers, were offered overs which continued the loss of wkts to have Grammar all out for 40. Iftiar Khan 2/4 (4 overs)Leo Lu 1/1(4),Dominic Cheung 1/4(3) and Isaac Everleigh, Vincent Wang, Richard Li, William Shao and Vino Anandaselvakumar all taking one wkt each did the damage. Richard Li and Dominic Cheung created a 30 run opening partnership retiring so Iftiar and Vino could score the winning runs.

HIGH 6/96 -defeated- SHORE 8/75

Run scorers were Kevin Krahe (26 retd), Saqib Bhuiyan (8), Tristan Xu (8), Jonson Wang (6), Vivian Lee (4), Rahib Azwad (4) and S.Undries (34). Wicket takers were Tristan Xu 3/3 (3overs), Dhruv Gupta (from 13s) 2/9 (3overs) and one wkt each to Rahib Azwad and Yasar Chowdhury. For the record, High scored 62 and Shore 60 off the bat.

GRAMMAR -defeated- HIGH

Scorebook not available for run scorers and wicket takers

GRAMMAR 5/231 -defeated- HIGH 10/70

Run scorers Wilson Lin (12n.o), Dhruv Sabharwal (10), Minwoo Yim (9), Emitiazul Hoque (8) and Zafar Chowdhury (6). Wicket takers were Michael Pham 2/20 and one wkt each to Emitiazul Hoque, Dhruv Sabharwal and Benjamin Lee

GRAMMAR 4/86 -defeated- HIGH 10/83

Run scorers were Brian Lam (13), Kevin Krahe (11 retd), Wade Yang (10n.o), Vincent Chen (5n.o) and Harry Heo (3). Wicket takers Jeremy Yao, Vincent Chen and Peter Wu took one wkt each.

Appreciation of Support
As the season has now concluded I would like to acknowledge the small band of coaches, managers and parents who have supported our teams this season. To the parents of 1st and 2nd XI players our sincere thanks for your lunches and afternoon teas, to the scorers for those teams our thanks also. To the parents who scored for our 14, 15 and 16 year age group teams your efforts have added valuable statistics for future appraisal. I would also like to thank the 3 Masters who have taken teams and the ex –student coaches for their commitment. Also to our young captains, vice captains, scorers and players who contributed to the running of their teams, well done to all. Finally to the Head Teacher Sport, Richard Ayre for his input, time and support throughout the season and for sharing the load on Saturdays, my sincere thanks

Laurie Heil
MIC Cricket
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Cricket Dinner and Award Night

4 APRIL 2007
6:00 pm

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


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