High Notes, Vol 9 No 18, June 13 2008

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From the Principal

High Talent
Congratulations to our target rifle shooting team for its success at Wingham over the long weekend. They won the schools teams section of the shoot to regain the “Mo Burdett’ Trophy, previously won by High (2000-2003). First grade basketball brushed past Orange High School 79-45 to move through to the next round of the CHS knockout competition. Well done boys! At the Chinese Eisteddfod, Tian-Yu Li was first in the 13-15 age group and Simin Yang first in the 16-18 ages group. Congratulations boys! A good effort also was shown by Henry Lu, Ming Chang and Yale Wong who received second prizes for their respective age groups.

Staff Changes
Ms Claire R----- has been appointed as a permanent Visual Arts Teacher, replacing Helen Tuthill. Peter Herbert is replacing Vince who was replacing Neil Patterson, Monday-Wednesday, as General Assistant.

Student Reports
Students in Years 9, 12 and 7 have now been issued with their reports. If your son has not brought home his report it may be because he was absent when they were issued and has not come to see me to collect it, or because he has a Clearance Form to be signed off, or because he has it but has not shown it to you.

Technology-enabled teaching and learning 9-12
The Director General of DET has outlined the DET strategy for technology assisted teaching and learning (29/5/08). The concepts to be implemented include: wirelessly enabling all schools with Years 9-12; moving to a 1:1 student to educational laptop ratio for Years 9-12; providing improved technical support on site at every secondary school; implementing a professional development program around the use of laptops in classrooms; and developing customised online materials across curriculum areas. At High, we are considering the impact of this strategic direction in teaching and learning and how best to adapt to its effects. We have our own strategic ‘blended delivery’ plan centred on digital projectors and PC/laptops in every room. The technology team will adopt a ‘wait and see’ position until more details and implementation dates are announced by DET.

SBHS and SGHS Joint P & C Evening
I urge parents to attend our joint P &C evening on Wednesday, June 25th, in the Great Hall at 7:30 pm. Professor Don White will be speaking on ‘Environmental Sustainability in our Schools’. The topic is timely as I have set a 2020 goal of ‘investing in the planet’ as a challenge to the P & C. We need to spend on sustainable energy power and water generation as a school priority in the next decade. I have quotes for solar panels on the Killip Wing roof. I would like P & C funding to supplement government grants to make a difference and set an educational example to the boys.

Telephone Fund raising campaign
During the last week of this month, two dozen volunteers will be calling members of the school community asking for pledges for our ‘monthly giving program’. As you know we are saving towards the construction of a new Library and Performing Arts Centre. Eighty–two people are donating already. We hope to sign up twice that number in this campaign. Please be understanding if you are called about donating – if every family contributed this way we would have the funds in a few years!

Athlete Support Program (ASP)
Students with heavy sporting commitments associated with GPS competition in first and second grade in all sports sometimes have difficulty balancing study and training responsibilities. In response to a student initiative, SBHS is introducing an Athlete Support Program (ASP). The purpose of this program is to provide additional academic support to students after school. The support will be offered in a tutorial format with a supervised learning space and a member of staff to assist students with any problems or weaknesses that they have found in their academic work. The tutorials will run from 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm each Wednesday. Students who qualify for ASP will be first and second grade GPS sportsmen only. Students may register with the Principal’s Executive Assistant to be included in the program.

At the tutorials, students will be expected to carry out their own revision or study and to discuss individual problems or have essays/assignments assessed by the supervising teacher. In its initial stage, ASP will offer tutorial services to students in English and Mathematics with a view to expanding to other subject areas if student demand warrants it.

Tutorials supporting athletes will commence on Wednesday, 18th June. Students in Year 12 will have a study break during the exam period 25/6 and 2/7. As soon as Term 3 commences the tutorials will recommence and continue until the Trial HSC and thereafter until the end of term.
Dr K A Jaggar

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It may well be Friday the thirteenth, but our mood in English is anything but black. Last week the Drama Year 10 students performed their short self devised plays at Fast and Fresh, the schools version of the biggest short play festival in the world – Short and Sweet. This was a fantastic opportunity for them to develop a great many skills at this intensive day of drama, including a full tech rehearsal and performance. Many thanks to Ms Jassy who spent both Tuesday and Friday out at Riverside with the boys, making this enrichment experience possible.

Year 12 are almost about to begin Module C: Representation and Text – the final module in which they are required to collect their own Other Related Materials. I offer today a timely reminder to start collecting these. The two topics being explored this year are ‘Telling the Truth’ for the Frontline students, and ‘Powerplay’ for those studying Antony and Cleopatra. Students should be gathering useful materials from the newspapers, television programmes, feature films, novels, radio broadcasts, podcasts and websites. At school students can access CRIKEY! Through the Online Databases icon, which is an excellent place to start looking for interesting pieces that can illuminate our understanding of power and the media.

Year 7 are powering ahead with their fantasy unit, in which they have studied Ursula Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea and a variety of fantasy texts of their own choosing. Ursula Le Guin would empathise with Year 7’s writing efforts. She once said, ‘Writing makes no noise, except groans, and it can be done everywhere, and it is done alone.’ She’s right, except many Year 7 classes are now producing their own class novella, where the class has collectively developed a plot, and then in small groups sets out to write a smooth and seamless piece of fantasy writing. Yes, it’s challenging, but that’s what makes it worthwhile.
Ms Trompetter

Reading Torque
This week’s Reading Torque has been written by Jonathan Clements-Lendrum of Year 7. Here he tells us about Terry Pratchett’s fantastical Small Gods.

If you like funny, pacey books based on crazy, zany ideas, then this is the book for you. Written by the marvellous Terry Pratchett, Small Gods is a stand alone book, so no pre-reading is required. The book is about a young, honest novice called Brutha in the service of the great God, Om. Then the Great God Om starts talking to him. The journey that follows is a mixture of caricatures, ideas and put simply, criminally insane inquisitors. Brutha’s journey makes for an interesting, hilarious book with many twists and turns that make the book very pacey.
Jonathan Clements-Lendrum

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Spirit of Australia Lecture

Sir John Monash, Spirit of Australia Lecture May 2008
We (class 10ModhistX) were rather surprised at Mr Devlin’s notification that we were to attend Shore School on the 6th of May. The word “Monash” was unheard of by many in the class, with the exception of a few who have heard of the university situated in Melbourne. We were then briefly informed about the great Australian general, who has been an unsung hero for the past few decades.

With Mr Devlin and Mr Barris supervising us, we walked in a “civilized” manner to Central station, before taking a short train trip to North Sydney station. A short walk enabled us to reach the exquisite Shore School, which is debatably one of the most spectacular schools in New South Wales. We asked about the lack of students on site, only to find seven other schools already seated for the upcoming ceremony. A few notable figures present were Marie Bashir AC CVO, Lieutenant General Peter Leahy AC (Chief of Army) and The Hon Richard Torbay.

We were told of the great deeds of John Monash (credentials: GCMG, KCB, VD), and of his superb leadership when facing his foes on the battlefield. In fact, some have even suggested that if John Monash had led in place of Field Marshall Douglas Haig (British commander - refer to Wikipedia), the outcome of several battles could have been more favourable towards the western powers. Other than learning about Monash’s war heroics, we were also informed on the man Monash himself, which was clearly shown by a touching letter which was written to his wife. Among a great amount of information on John Monash, I later learnt that in the midst of the Battle of Hamel, Monash had arranged a delivery of hot meals brought up personally to the front lines, a story which should appeal to those serving in Iraq.

The wreath laying was an exciting part of the ceremony as I was to lay the wreath in honour of General Monash. After the wreath laying came the traditional ANZAC “Last Post” as well as the “Reveille”, which was played by a student from Shore School. Several memorable highlights would include the reading of Monash’s letter to his wife during his services within the war zone, as well as the four Army soldiers guarding Monash’s bust who each held guns and at rare times even pointed them towards the crowd. I later learnt this was called a catafalque party.
Enoch Hui (Year 10)

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From the Canteen

One day last week we were lucky enough to have two Dads on duty in the Canteen on the same shift. This was a rare event, but one we’d like to see repeated more often! It’s great for the boys to see their Dads involved in all aspects of school life and we really want to thank those fathers who are already on our Canteen Volunteer Roster.

We’d like to encourage even more Dads (or Grandad's) to don aprons (optional!) on the Canteen front…..you will be certain to receive a very warm welcome! Just ring Karen or Tracey on 9360 4027.

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Walls of Fame Project

125th Anniversary Walls of Fame Project – Living History
This year Sydney Boys High, based on earlier work by OB, Colin Sherwood and continued by OB, Joseph Waugh, will honour Old Boys who have achieved Orders of Australia or prior related honours. For some years we have been referring to this as the “Wall of Fame” project and it has always been intended to come to fruition for the 125th Anniversary of Sydney Boys High this year.

I believe that these Old Boys and their families will be invited to the unveiling of this honour board this year. The project will be ongoing as only living recipients are to be recorded at this point. However the challenge is out to put up a complete list and also to find names and addresses of either “lost” old boys or their descendants so that they can be informed of their part in this living history project. Please let our Archivist, Louise Graul or OBU President, Joseph Waugh know about all deservedly famous Old Boys.
Veronica Crothers (Librarian)

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SBHS: Foundation Years

The Literary and Debating Society
The boys established a Literary and Debating Society at the School on 7 June 1888, exactly 120 years ago.

The first debates were “in house” affairs and included such topics as “That Cremation would be preferable to the present system of burial”, “That the reign of Elizabeth was more illustrious than the reign of Victoria”, “That the abolition of capital punishment is desirable”, “That a system of Imperial Federation would be advantageous to the colonies” and “That the platform has exercised a greater influence over the world’s history than the Press”.

The Society soon affiliated with the NSW Debating Societies' Union. Under its auspices, in 1891, one of the original members of the Society, A B F Zlotkowski, reached the final eight from whom three were ultimately chosen to debate for NSW in an Intercolonial Tournament in Melbourne.

Some debates were also organised with outside Societies. For example, in 1892, debates were held with the East Sydney Literary and Dramatic Society and the St Matthias Debating Society.

Other activities included recitations and readings from various literary works and mock elections.

The Society was also responsible for the School’s first concerts. Between 500 and 600 people attended the first concert held on 13 December 1888 in the New Masonic Hall in Castlereagh Street. The “entertainment” consisted of piano and violin solos, songs, and recitations. Members of the Cadet Corps went through a series of sword exercises, the Sydney Morning Herald reporting that:

The lads performed their part very well, some of the movements being executed with precision and neatness.

Members of the Society also contributed a dramatic performance entitled “The Harvest Storm”. The Herald reported that “the piece went smoothly, and the various parts were well sustained”.

By 1891, the concerts had become half-yearly events. These later programs were similarly varied. In late 1891, the Society also provided entertainment for the Public School Cadets camped on the Agricultural Society’s grounds at Moore Park (now the Entertainment Quarter).

The Society also took responsibility for the school’s library in 1889 and, from 1890, appointed the librarians who were responsible for its management.

The Society, however, lapsed sometime after the school’s move to Ultimo in 1892, being formally re-established in 1898.
SHS Old Boys Union

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Reconcilation Conference

Reconciliation Conference At Parliament House, Sydney focusing on Closing the Gap
It was an honour to be selected by Mr Devlin to be one of four students (Nema Adel, Michael Ambrose, Enoch Hui and Brian Kelly) to attend an Aboriginal reconciliation convention at State Parliament House. Despite the limited amount of preparation time due to the Armidale trip, we were excited to be chosen to represent Sydney Boys High at such a ceremonial event.

A short bus trip led us to the prestigious Parliament House. After a brief body scan to ensure that none of us possessed any weapons or dangerous material, Mr Barris led us into the various rooms leading to the upper house itself. We were rather surprised at the number of schools which went, including St Mary’s, Newtown, SCEGGS and St Ursula’s, only to name a few. In fact, several schools had come from Bathurst and beyond, showing the commitment the kids were eager to show in reconciling both indigenous and non-indigenous people.

Few people had heard of the name Larissa Behrendt, but only a fool would not marvel at the achievements this woman has been able to achieve. Born in 1969, Madam Behrendt is currently a Professor of Law and Indigenous Studies at UTS. She completed her Bachelor of Laws at UNSW in 1992, and in the same year was admitted by the Supreme Court of NSW to practise as a solicitor. She then travelled to the United States where she completed a Master of Laws at Harvard Law School in 1994. 6 years later the Supreme Court admitted her to practise as a barrister. Having written books on indigenous social justice issues, she has a hefty collection of writer’s awards as well as university awards, namely the “Lionel Murphy Foundation Scholarship”. Apart from listening to Professor Behrendt, each school was to showcase the presentations prepared by each respective school. Despite improvising a fair amount of what we said, I can confidently say (with no bias whatsoever) that Sydney High showcased the best presentation, basing a majority of our talk on the Boggabilla trip which our school undertakes every year. We took immense pride in our school’s contribution to the Closing the Gap program.

The convention concluded with an indigenous gentleman teaching us his native language. It was a decent ending to such an event, as we were able to laugh at a boy from Newtown High, as well as Brian and Nema who were randomly selected to perform an Aboriginal dance. This was followed by a disastrous attempt at imitating a cockerel’s call, which ended with all of us sharing a laugh together.

It was a special experience for us all as we hope to mend the gap which segregates the Aborigines and the indigenous. Thanks go to Mr Barris who had made this experience possible, and also to Mr Devlin who was so kind to provide for me this opportunity to attend such a prestigious event.
Enoch Hui (Year 10)

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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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SRC 2008

Welcome to SRC ‘08! - ‘Your weekly dose of SRC goodness’
The SRC in 2008 have high hopes and dreams of helping the students of SBHS and we have come to realize that our visions can only be realised through efficient communication with our student body. This is the primary reason the SRC executive committee have chosen to submit this weekly High Notes column.

Some of our long term goals this year and in the years to come is to raise the students’ awareness of the importance of an SRC, so as to help students realize that our members are always approachable if they ever have issues around the school.

In response to some complaints we have recently heard from our peers, the SRC has already started to take action in forwarding some of our shorter term goals. Some of these goals include looking into the availability of very early morning buses for those that have before-school commitments; addressing uniform issues and repairing broken water bubblers.

We hope that we will receive the full support of our peers in our work.
David Nam|
SRC President 2008

Current SRC Committees
The Committee System allows the SRC to more effectively manage the actions we take by dividing the SRC as a whole, into several smaller committees that can put specific focus on certain goals. The current committees we have operating are;

Buses Committee
The Buses committee has two main focuses. The first is to organise for an early morning bus service, the second is to improve the afternoon bus lines

Uniform Committee
The Uniform Committee: was formed as a means of conveying student feedback to both the school’s executive body and the uniform shop

Trivia Night Committee
The goal of this committee is to properly organise and carry out the planned SRC Trivia Night coming up in Term 3

Website Committee
The Website committee is in-charge of editing and maintaining the new SRC website. The URL of this website is http://www.sydneyhigh.org.au/SRC/

SRC Awareness Committee
The Awareness committee has the role of promoting the SRC to both the student and teacher body

Dance Battle Committee
The Dance Battle Committee’s aim is to properly organise and carry out the planned ‘Dance Battle’

SRC Members
If you have any suggestions regarding the school, contact one of your SRC representatives. The current members are as follows

YR 7
Hayden Lam, Daniel Tam, Danny Vo, Jonathan Clements-Lendram, Robin Ko, William Choi
YR 8
Jamian Vuong, Kah-yang Wong, Krishna Visvaa, Lawrence Nguyen, Scott Renzenbrink, Shaun Fletcher
YR 9
Isnad Zaman, Kumudika Gunaratne, Michael Wong, Samir Kinger, Shanaz Razeen, Vinodan Anandaselvakumar
YR 10
Anirban Ghose, Ankush Thyagaraju, Dale Chen, Nafiz Chowdhury, Nelson Wang, Vithu Mohan
YR 11
David Nam, Michael Sin, Nevin Spoljaric, Nicholas Wong, Patrick Desmond, Timothy Yu
YR 12
Varan Perenanthan, Alex Shapilsky, Danny Fu, Alvin Leung, Anthony Huynh, Keun Lam, Keenth Vinguanasingam, Tim Li, Paul Phuah, Ajay Balachandran.

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Music Notices

Annual Music Camp
The Annual Music Camp held last week was a huge success with over 180 students from Years 7 to 12, 16 tutors and 5 staff attending. Highlights on the camp included a master class workshop by our highly talented professional tutors who gave inspiring performances and the combined camp rehearsal in the evenings. Upon return from the camp, the boys enjoyed a lovely BBQ dinner organised by the parents of the music supporters group followed by a stunning performance of the works the boys had rehearsed at the camp. The concert opened explosively with the senior percussion ensemble led by Yaw Glymin followed by the Guitar Ensemble’s fantastic rendition of Stairway to Heaven. Junior Concert Band had their premiere followed by all the concert bands and stage bands who dazzled the audience. The String Ensembles, Choir, and Orchestras also captivated the audience with the camp concert culminating in a spectacular finale; a combined item of a Beach Boys Medley with the choir on stage and the orchestra, jazz and concert bands on the floor. Congratulations to all the boys, tutors, staff and parents who helped make the camp such a wonderful success.

Combined Selective School Music Festival
The first ever combined selective schools music concert will be held at Sydney Girls High School on Sunday the 29th of June. The concert will include students from various selective high schools and will be directed by special guest conductors. A list of students will be posted up outside the music noticeboard early next week for each of the ensembles.

Piano Competition
The Sydney Boys High School Piano Competition will be commencing again in week 2 next term on Mondays and Tuesdays lunchtimes till week 4, to be held in the Great Hall. There are two categories this year; Junior (Years 7-9) and Senior (Years 10-12). The performance time limit for Junior section is 3 minutes and Senior 5 minutes. The entry fee will be $5.00 to be paid with the entry form. Please enrol by the end of week 9 this term so that times and performance pieces can be arranged before the start of the competition. See the music staff next week for application forms.

Jazz Improvisation Workshop
Jazz improvisation workshops will be held in the July school holiday for beginner and intermediate jazz students. The Jazz Workshop Australia will run courses from the 15th to 18th of July (2nd week) at St Leonards. Please collect a note outside the music staffroom if you are interested.

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Junior Dance

Dear Year 7/8/9 Parents,

There will be a Disco for Year 7/8/9 students held in the School Hall, Sydney Girls High School on Monday, 23rd June from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. This function is only for current students at Sydney Boys and Sydney Girls. No other people will be permitted.

Staff and security guards will provide supervision and students will only be allowed to leave before 10:00pm if we can contact parents for permission.

We do request that parents are prompt to collect their daughter/son at 10:00pm. Boys are to be collected in the Boys School Car Park and girls in the Girls School so as to reduce congestion. Please do not allow them to make their own way home at this time of night.

As always students are fully aware of the expectations we have for them regarding behaviour. Should any unacceptable incident occur we would immediately request parents to collect their child.

Drinks and chips will be on sale in the Cleveland Quadrangle. Students will be allowed to go into the Cleveland Quad from the School Hall and all this area will be secure.

Please contact Mr Thomsen (SGHS) or Mr Beringer (SBHS) if you have any concerns.
Dr. M Varady AO
Dr K Jaggar

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Weights Room

Annual Strongman Competition – Lunchtime Tues 17th June (practice session at recess)
It’s that time of the year again when the big boys come out to play. This year should be bigger and better than ever with more boys keen to get involved. Just a few quick rules for those boys who are up for the challenge:

  • Only boys who are currently involved in a strength program in the weights room will be allowed to enter. This ensures that all entrants have had adequate physical preparation for the various strength challenges.
  • Late entries are not possible after the morning ‘practice’ session
  • Shoes must be worn at all times. Shirts optional
  • Theme is “STRONGMEN”. Which means you can dress up. You can be a real life character or a fictional one.
  • Junior is Years 7-9 & you can’t turn 16 this year. Senior is everyone else 16 years and above.
  • Strongmen entrants must assemble immediately on the bell to ensure that we have enough time to finish all challenges.
  • The challenges are ‘Truck Pull’ (pull TJ’s car - 15m for juniors 20m for seniors, ‘Farmers Walk’ (carry kettle bells - 30kg for juniors 40kg for seniors), ‘Rambo’s Row’ (300kg sled for juniors 400kg for seniors), ‘Tractor Tyre Toss’ (10 flips for juniors 20 for seniors)

As those who frequent the weights room know I am big on keeping things neat and tidy so be warned. If you are training outside for rugby on Moore Park West then the front of the gym is not a place to dump your bags and clothing. If this continues as it has for the last 3 weeks then you may find your dumped belongings being swept out the door into the car park area rain, hail or shine. It is impossible to run the weights room smoothly when I am continually tripping over the mess at the door. Last warning.
Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Library Building Fund

2008 fundraising campaign. Starting soon!
The campaign this year will run from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th June. During this period our volunteers will be calling parents to ask for donations to the Library Building Fund.

If you receive a phone call, please consider donating to the fund, as this is the only way our new library will get built, just as the other benefits our boys now enjoy have been built by the efforts of current and previous parents. The basketball and tennis courts come to mind here, just as there are many other facilities provided by parents.

Currently there is $700,000 on deposit and we aim to have $1,000,000 by early 2009. There are currently 82 monthly donors and we would like to boost this by another 200 this year. The monthly donations are the best way for us to leverage more funds from outside the school, and of course, one-off donations are always welcome.

If you don’t receive a phone call, (as it is quite difficult to call the whole parent body) please use the forms available on the school website to make a donation.

We can always do with a few more volunteers to assist with the Library Building Fund fundraising efforts. All materials and instruction supplied, for the week as above. Please join us for this very worthwhile cause!

For more details, please contact Steve Saunders
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Mobile: 0411 851 412

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School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS)

School Student Code of Conduct
Students travelling on buses must:

  • Dip school bus pass or pay the fare when joining the bus. This is particularly important as the data collected from the on bus fare collection system may be used for service planning purposes
  • Use school specials when provided
  • Vacate seats for adults when requested
  • Follow the driver's instructions about safety on the bus
  • Respect the needs and comfort of other passengers
  • Behave appropriately at all times (e.g. no offensive language, no throwing things)
  • Protect bus property (e.g. no vandalism)

Students are reminded to:

  • Only use the school bus pass for its intended purpose i.e. for travel between home and school (does not include travel to and from sporting activities)
  • Maintain possession of the school bus pass at all times.

During 2008, authorised officers will be deployed to inspect Code of Conduct compliance on school bus services in the Eastern Region. Students who are found to have breached their obligations may lose their travel entitlement and possibly incur an infringement.

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Volleyball Report

The long weekend and the inclement weather did not deter all the faithful Volleyballers. With a healthy 39 entrants the NSW Junior Volleyball Tournament was very closely contested with the honours being evenly spread right across the whole State.

Open Boys
Senior boys had the largest field for quite a while with the pool games being very close and the ultimate quarter finalists battling out an enthralling knock out series. Strong performances by both Muirfields and West Wyalong were not enough with both being eliminated to see Rooty Hill and Sydney Grammar meeting in an enthralling final. Sydney Grammar prevailing to win in 3 hard fought sets.

Under 16 Boys Westfields, once again proved too strong for their opposition by winning the U/16 crown over a Sydney Boys team that looks to have a lot of potential, with undoubtedly the tallest team in the junior division.


Open Boys

1 SGS 
2 Rooty Hill 
3 Muirfield 
3 W/Wyalong 
4 CBC 
5 Baulko 
5 Blayney 

Under 16 Boys

1 Westfields 16s 
2 SBHS 16 As 
3 Baulko 16s 
3 SBHS 16 Bs 

Junior Boys 15s

1 CBC 15s 
2 Blayney 
3 SBHS 15 As 
3 SBHS 15 Bs 
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SHS Football: The Onion Bag

Trial matches this weekend
Our last trial matches are this Saturday, 14th June, against Grammar. Round 1 of the GPS season starts on the following Saturday, 21st June. With the recent wet weather there is the possibility that the matches may be cancelled. Students are reminded to always assume that the match is on, unless informed otherwise. The methods of obtaining updated wet weather information include:

  • calling relevant wet weather lines published each week in the ‘Onion Bag’.
  • the school’s website www.sydneyboyshigh.com/ (Sports list found in ‘Upcoming events’)
  • from opponent schools website if playing away
  • SMS or call coach who I will inform if match has been cancelled.
  • in an email from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it who I will inform if matches are cancelled. Every effort will be made to provide this information as early as possible to avoid unnecessary travel.

Fixture Details for this Saturday
www.sydneyboyshigh.com (Sports list found in ‘Upcoming events’)

Venue and wet weather details
MPW 16-19 - www.centennialparklands.com.au/cp/map
Wet weather - 93396670
Rushcutters Bay & Weigall 3 & 4 - www.sydgram.nsw.edu.au/CollegeSt/Sport/fields.html
Wet weather - check website www.sydgram.nsw.edu.au/CollegeSt/Sport/wetweather.html

End of Season Football Dinner and Awards night
Will be held on Thursday September 4th in the Great Hall, from 6.30 pm. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like to help with this.

Dolan Cup, Golden Boot and Golden Gloves
With the GPS season only two weeks away all teams need to register with the MIC a team captain and goal keeper to be eligible for Sydney High Football’s major awards. After each GPS match the captain will be responsible for forwarding on the result of their game, including goal scorers names, to the MIC by Monday afternoon.

Referees course
Over the past two Wednesday afternoons, 20 boys from Years 10, 11 and 12 took part in a FFA Referee Training Program. The boys had to learn the laws of the game and were eventually tested on their understanding of them. Pleasingly all passed this preliminary stage of becoming a football referee and will be able to upgrade their qualifications with ongoing practical assessment provided by the Sydney Schools Football Referees Association.

Quote of the Week
The first 90 minutes are the most important -Bobby Robson

I would like to thank the boys for participating in the course and enabling High football to function by refereeing our home games each weekend.
Mr R.Gifford
MIC Football
SBHS Wk: 9361 6910 Ext:119
Voice mail: 291
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High Store Price List

Autumn/Winter Price List - 2008


From -




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

  DT Apron






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







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


  Polo (house colours)


  Sizes 16-22


  Black Baggy with SHS Print


  Sizes 24-26


  Sport Socks




TRACKSUITS: (sold as separates)


  Up to size 16


  Taslon Jacket


  Size 18-22


  Taslon Pant


  Size 24-26








SOCKS: Cotton Knee High


  Singlet (NEW design)


  Cotton Anklet Sock in SHS colours


  Short (NEW design)
HIGH Training Top


TIES: Junior


  Socks white with SHS. colour








SOCCER: Jersey (sky with brown collar)


  Old Boys


  Shorts Brown Baggy


  GPS. Old Boy














RUGBY: Jersey:




  up to Size 12


BAGS: Backpack


        Size 14-22


  Sports Bag


        Size 24-28


        Shorts (new style rugby)


MATHS Grid Book A4




  Grid Book 96 Page


  Scarves knitted in SHS colours
















  House Badge


MUSIC Music Book


  SHS. (metal)




  Rowing (metal)


ART: Artist Paints


  Orchestra (metal)


  Canvas 18" x 24"


  Rifle (metal)


  Visual Art Diary A4


  SBHS Lapel Pin (metal)


  Visual Art Diary A3


      TENNIS: Junior Polo Shirt


        2nd to 5th Grade Polo Shirt




Mug with SHS crest (gift boxed)


SHS Sticker


Bridge Scorers


Address Book


Double Pack Playing Cards


School Centenary Book


Pencil Case (school crest)


Silverware:  sugar or fluted spoon






Letter Opener






SHS Plaque


Car Sticker


Coat hanger


SHS Foldable Chair


SHS Cufflinks


Car Number Plate Covers $39.95


Polo Shirt $49.50
Supporter Jersey High Spirit $75.00
Rugby Jersey (Original) $60.00
Suppoter Polo Fleece Jumper (New Design) $69.00
OBU Tie $27.50

BLAZERS - Additions


GPS Pocket $22.00
Music Pocket $22.00
Prefect Top Pocket $22.00
Prefect Bottom Pocket $38.50
Embroidery Line $17.50
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, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, EFTPOS (Direct Debit) or cheque made payable to the "HIGH STORE"


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


G.S.T. is included on all prices listed.

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