High Notes, Vol 9 No 1, February 01 2008
From the Principal
OBU - Did you know?
Did you know that since the Order of Australia was established in 1975, over 188 old boys of
Sydney High have received awards recognising achievement or meritorious service? In the most
recent Australia Day honours list three old boys were honoured: Paul Hammond (1939) OAM
for service to the development and promotion of dance, particularly ballet, as a performer,
choreographer and teacher; Alfons Rosenstrauss (1942) OAM for service to medical research
though the establishment and management of the Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation; and
Grahame Leonard (1955) AM for service to the community as an executive member of a range
of peak Jewish organisations.
School Drop Offs
Reminder to Parents
Please refer to your child’s school diary for further information.
Academic Achievement List – Year 9 2007
Congratulations to the following boys in Year 9 whose excellent academic achievements in Semester 2 are recognised.
At the PDHPE faculty day 2007 held on the 7th of December a number of decisions were made affecting the way PDHPE will be assessed and reported in 2008.
PDHPE assessment policies 2008
1.6Km assessment, benchmarks and reporting
The 1.6Km run benchmark times for Years 7 and 10 in 2008 will be reduced. Year 7 from 10 minutes 9m 45s. Year 10 from 7m 15s 7 minutes. Years 8 and 9 will remain the same as 2007. Year 8 = 8m 45s. Year 9 = 7m 45s. Students who do not satisfy the benchmark times may be allocated Mandatory Fitness as their Wednesday/Thursday afternoon sport choice. These students will still be eligible for Winter GPS Saturday sport, by attending the scheduled after school training sessions for rugby, soccer or volleyball.
The increased emphasis on cardiovascular fitness will be reflected in the PDHPE reports. There will be a specific 1.6Km outcome, comment and mark out of 10 in 2008 reports.
GPS 10% extra credit change
From the Canteen
Calling all new Sydney High parents….(and the old hands too!)
Thanks to all you wonderful canteen volunteers for helping us out by putting your hands up early for rostered spots. This means we already have a pretty good roster situation.
However, there are some specific days on which we are particularly short (listed below). Karen and Tracey need volunteers help every day to enable them to run the Canteen most efficiently and profitably. We also need a reserve of volunteers to help out in times of illness or incapacity. Remember – the profits are used entirely for the benefit of the boys!
First Wednesday of the month (Dates: 6/2, 5/3, 2/4, 7/5, 4/6, 2/7, 6/8, 3/9, 5/11, 3/12)
First Thursday of the month ( Dates: 7/2, 6/3, 3/4 , 1/5, 5/6, 3/7, 7/8, 4/9, 6/11, 4/12)
Third Thursday of the month (Dates: 21/2, 20/3, 15/5, 19/6, 21/8, 18/9, 16/10, 20/11,18/12)
Fourth Monday of the month (Dates: 25/2, 26/5, 23/6, 28/7, 25/8, 22/9, 27/10, 24/11)
Fifth Monday of the month (Dates: 31/3, 30/6)
Fifth Tuesday of the month (Dates: 29/4, 29/7)
Fifth Wednesday of the month (Dates: 30/1, 30/4, 30/7, 29/10)
Fifth Thursday of the month (Dates: 31/1, 29/5, 31/7, 30/10)
If the day of the month that suits you best doesn’t appear on the above list don’t
be put off!! We can always fit you in somewhere. Please ring Karen or Tracey in the Canteen
on 9360 4027 and introduce yourself. Or come along to the Canteen and find out how it all
works. We’ll be very glad to see you!
From the Office
Letters Re Absence/Lateness/ Early Leave
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.
The Principal must approve all leave applications.
Another email service for parents
If you would like to have your son’s attendance record sent to you send your email address
Please include your son’s name and date of birth in the email.
SBHS Chinese New Year Dinner
When: 6.30 pm Saturday 23 February 2008
Where: Great Hall, Sydney Boys High School
Food: Delicious Chinese & Asian food by special Asian gourmet caterers
Entertainment: Traditional Chinese Lion dance and Chinese music performance, Special Chinese decorations, Chinese New Year artwork display by Sydney High students Games, Lucky door prize, Raffle and Auction prizes
Families and friends, past parents, teachers and Old Boys are all welcome
Organised by SBHS Development Committee and P&C
Old Boys Union Life membership by instalments scheme
The Sydney High School Old Boys’ Union (the OBU) was founded in 1892. Over the past 115 years, it has fostered and continued the friendships formed by students while at school and through this fellowship contributed something of value to the School’s corporate spirit and well being.
Membership of the OBU will provide a lifetime of professional, social, sporting and academic connections with Sydney High, its network of old boys, and the alumni of other GPS schools.
Life membership can be secured by the payment of six small annual contributions throughout the passage from Year 7 to Year 12. Instalments are currently set at $44.
If, for some reason, all six payments have not been made by the time of leaving, the OBU will contact you and allow a further 12 months to pay any outstanding instalments.
We trust that you will see fit to pay this year's instalment towards securing your son’s life membership. Those of you who are already part of the scheme will know that the OBU posts copies of its quarterly magazine to all students who take part.
Please fill out and return the form below.
PAYMENT ADVICE (tax invoice) Sydney High School Old Boys’ Union Inc ABN 22 652 291 509
Student’s name: _______________________________________ Final year: ______________
Postal address: __________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________ Postcode: _______________
E-mail Address: __________________________________________________________________
Payment of $44.00 by :-
Complete if paying by credit card: ______ / ______ / ______ / ______ Expiry Date: __/__
Name on card: _______________________________________________________
Please return to SHSOBU, PO Box 1546, DARLINGHURST NSW 1300
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