High Notes, Vol 9 No 20, June 27 2008

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From the Principal

High Talent
Daniel Keogh (Year 7) received a ‘Highly Commended’ Award in the ‘Write Now’ Competition. There were 3800 entries and only 10 ‘Highly Commended’ Awards in each group -Years 7-9. Congratulations, Daniel. Congratulations to the open basketball team on its 7th place in the CHS state knockout. Thank you to Max Kite (Year 11) for travelling straight from the casualty department at hospital where he had a cut lip stitched to play first grade rugby against St Josephs. His team spirit and the courage of the boys on the day were inspirational.

Sydney Boys High Building Fund
I want to remind potential donors to the Sydney Boys High School Building Fund that this week is their last opportunity before June 30 to help make a difference to facilities at High in the medium term. Donation forms can be downloaded from our website at www.sydneyboyshigh.com / donations / library project. Donors to the Monthly Giving Program should have received their statements this week containing their total donation for the year and the ABN of the Fund for tax deductibility. I want to thank all the monthly donors for their support during the financial year and I hope they continue to support the giving scheme which is growing in momentum, thanks to their example.

I am still holding uncollected reports for boys in Years 12, 11, 10, 9 and 7. Parents are reminded to ask to see their son’s report. Some boys have unfilled obligations to pay for excursions or services or have to write reports for The Record about summer sports or co-curricular activities. I urge them to fulfil their obligations and come to discuss their first semester progress with me.

All My Own Work
Any boys studying Preliminary or HSC courses this year must complete this online requirement. Year 10 boys are being urged to do the mini-course also. I exhort boys to be responsible and to fulfil this obligation to the Board of Studies. Please complete this online before the end of term.

Cyber bullying
Cyber-bullying is a growing problem in adolescent development. When a young person is systematically targeted over a period of time by email, SMS, video or photographic uploads, mobile phones, chat rooms or on websites, and the aim of such targeting is harassment, stalking or delivering threats, then bullying is taking place. The impacts of written as opposed to verbal harassment can be long lasting if the victim repeatedly reads the words electronically displayed. Schools can reach out to discipline their students who are acting off-site in a private capacity if it can be demonstrated that their actions adversely affected the safety and well being of a student while in school or that they intended to have an effect on a student in their role as a student.

The confidence and self esteem of students who are cyber bullied can be badly affected. Psychological bullying needs to be combated by educating students in its effects and teaching them to empathise with the plight of the victim. Perpetrators often wrongly assume that they are invisible when using electronic media. Students need to be aware that online activities can be traced and that the misuse of telecommunication devices is a federal offence. If you are being bullied by anyone, verbally, physically or electronically, tell someone. The Deputy Principals want to know about all incidents of bullying so that they can investigate allegations and uncover perpetrators. High has a zero tolerance policy on bullying of any kind.
Dr K A Jaggar

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Year 7 Academic Achievement

Congratulations to the following boys in Year Seven whose excellent academic achievements in Semester 1 are recognised. Points were awarded as follows

  • High Distinction: 6
  • Distinction: 5
  • Credit: 3
  • Pass with Merit: 2
  • Pass: 1

with the qualifying total being 45.

Darryl CHAN
James CHEN
Kavan CHEN
Victor CHEW
Denny DIEN
Kenneth HO
Jason HU
Daniel KIM
Oliver KIRK
Edward KOO
Jason LAM
Maurice LAM
Edwin LI
Ian LI
Daniel LIN
Edward LUU
William MA
Dominic MAH
Chris MAO
Agnish NAYAK
Alexander NGUYEN
Anirudh RAMESH
Amarbir SINGH
Daniel TAM
Shuming WANG
Andrew WEI
Jacky ZHU

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Year 10 Academic Achievement

Congratulations to the following boys in Year 10 whose excellent academic achievements in Semester 1 are recognised.

Gareth CHAN
Justin CHAN
Brendan CHEUNG
Michael DO
Oliver FIO
Anirban GHOSE
James HAN
Patrick HSIAO
Shejil KUMAR
Jeffrey LAM
Ivan LI
Andy LIU
Robert LU
Daniel LUO
Robert MA
Vithushan MOHAN
Antony PAUL
Aaron TRAN
Michael WANG
Nelson WANG
Christopher WONG
Stephen YOON
Adrian ZHANG

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Year 11 Academic Achievement

Congratulations to the following boys in Year 11 whose excellent academic achievements in Semester 1 are recognised.

Adrian ANG
Yiming CAO
Jarrod CHAN
Clement CHEN
Jeffrey CHEN
Matthew DINH
Stephen DONG
David FAN
Desmond HI
Vincent KHOU
Phillip KURTS
Victor LAM
Brian LAU
Matthew LAU
Victor Seng Yi LIM
Daniel LO
Simon LU
Maxeem MIKHA
Matthew NGUYEN
Daniel SHAN
Timothy SIU
Matthew TONG
Anthony TRAN
Jeffrey WONG
Henry YU
Steven ZHENG

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Year 12 Academic Achievement

Congratulations to the following boys in Year 12 whose excellent academic achievements in Semester 1 are recognised.

Michael BOCK
Dominic BOWES
William CHAN
Daniel CHIM
Yiming DENG
Ping DU
David FAN
Darren HO
Richard HUA
Kartik IYER
Albert KIM
Nathan KWOK
Garry LAU
Ruiwen LIU
Simon LIU
Jiawen MA
Daniel PHAM
Karan RAO
Marco SUN
Simon TING
Daochen TONG
Andrew TSE
Arthur WANG
Jason WONG
Simin YANG
Robert YOON
Zheshu ZHANG
Zhi ZU
Justin ZUO

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Public Speaking

On Thursday 19th June the Trinity Grammar School 10th Invitational Senior Oratory Competition took place. Congratulations to Zid Mancenido in Year 12 who received 2nd prize. Students were required to present an impromptu speech of 5 minutes after 10 minutes of preparation time. This is always a highly competitive event on the GPS calendar and Zid delivered an insightful and entertaining speech in order to earn 2nd place. Well done!

In other news, the first round of the Sydney Boys Junior Oratory Competition will take place next Tuesday at lunchtime in room 209. This competition is designed to provide an opportunity for junior boys to develop their oratory skills and listen to some entertaining speeches. Students will be asked to deliver a prepared speech of 4 minutes on a topic of their choice.

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From the Library

A year of valuable donations
Huge thanks once again to all those really thoughtful people who have sent us such valuable donations this year. On behalf of the boys who read these the Library would like to thank:

Rouna Daley for the fabulous donation of - Transfer of Power - Vince Flynn, A Sight for Sore Eyes - Ruth Rendell, Post Mortem - Patricia Cornwell, All That Remains - Patricia Cornwell, Chain of Hearts - Maureen McCarthy, Flour Babies - Anne Fine, A Wrinkle in Time - Madeline L’Engle, Alex in Winter - Tessa Duda, Alex. The Making of a Champion - Tessa Duda, Bartlett and the Ice Voyage - Odo Hirsc,h, Something Fishy Hazel Green - Odo Hirsc,h Hazel Green - Odo Hirsch, Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left - Robin Klein, Doctor Death - Jonathan Kellerman, , The Hoarse Whisperer - Nicholas Evans, Post Mortem - Rabble Starkey - Louise Lowry, Acts of Mutiny - Derek Beaven, Chadwick’s Chimney - Colin Theile, Cruel and Unusual- Patricia Cronwell, Body of Evidence - Patricia Cornwell, Unnatural Exposure - Patricia Cornwell, Point of Origin - Patricia Cornwell, Black Notice - Patricia Cornwell, The Last Precinct - Patricia Cornwell, The Body Farm - Patricia Cornwell, Cause of Death - Patricia Cronwell...wow!

David Mc Donald (father of Ryan - Year 9) for some valuable Business Studies resources - take Note HSC candidates! - Winning at Service - Schmidt, Adler and Van Weering, Customer Relationship Management - Zikmund, McLeod Jr and Gilbert, McGraths’s Financial Institutions Instruments and Markets, Direct Marketing- Power Balderstone and Gyles, Services Marketing - Lovelock, Patterson and Walker, Tourism Management - Weaver and Lawton, Consumer Behaviour - Neal, Quester and Hawkins, Marketing a strategic Approach - McColl-Kennedy and Kiel and Hospitality Marketing in the e-Commerce Age - Wearne and Baker.

Databases - Why use them and not Wikipedia or the Internet?
Because the writers of articles and opinions have been “vetted’ by the database publisher - Not as credible as a long time book publisher but a lot better than free for all publishing. (What was good about books!)

Remember to use some quite expensive Databases like Pro Quest you may find your local library card gives you the right. These are free and can be obtained by showing a rates notice at your Council Library
Mrs Crothers

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SBHS: Foundation Years

After School (continued)
Given that many of the boys who attended the Castlereagh Street school were the sons of clerks and small tradespeople, it is not surprising that some excelled in business in later life. It is particularly interesting to note, given the Headmaster's advice about seeking a career with the AMP, that many old boys rose to prominent positions within the insurance industry.

Arthur Malcolm Eedy (1883-1886), the School’s first pupil, became General Manager of the Mutual Life and Citizens' (MLC) Assurance Company and President of the Insurance Institute of NSW.

Henry Ferdinand Halloran (1883-1885), another pupil from the first enrolment, became a town planner and property developer. He launched land development schemes in many parts of New South Wales, from Lithgow to Coffs Harbour, and much of the NSW Central Coast around Avoca and Terrigal. He funded the Royal Society of NSW's two most prestigious awards, the James Cook Medal and the Edgeworth David Medal.

Herbert Wilfred Pownall (1884-1885) became the manager of AMP Victoria, 1933-1936.

John Symonds (1884-1886) became Chairman and Director of Peters Ice Cream. He was also the constructing engineer of the Cataract Dam.

George Frederick Diamond (1885-1888) became the actuary and general accountant to the City Mutual Life Assurance Society.

William James Proud (1885-1886) became Managing Director of Proud's Jewellers, having opened his first jewellery store in Sydney in 1903.

John Boyd Cramsie (1885-1886) became a pastoralist and Chairman of the Metropolitan Meat Industry Board, 1926-1931. He was also first chairman of the New South Wales State Meat Advisory Board. He effectively reorganised and rebuilt the Homebush abattoirs.

Sir John Joseph Garvan (1886-1888), at the age of 23 in 1897, became General Manager of the Citizens’ Assurance Company which, after a merger in 1908, became the MLC Assurance Company. He became the first Chairman of the Commonwealth Bank in 1924.

William Redmond (1888) became the general manager of Tooheys Ltd, the chairman of the Brewers Association and president of the Liquor Defence Association.

William Addison Freeman (1888-1890) was a company lawyer and managed NSW gold mines before becoming chairman of various companies with interests in Malayan tin mines and oil exploration in the Australasian region.

William Philip Dunlop (enrolled 1890) was a director and later chairman of a successful paper merchant and wholesale stationery business. He was president of the NSW Lawn Tennis Association in 1909-10 and 1914 and was senior vice-president of the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia in 1926.
SHS Old Boys Union

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English Report

Year 12 students have been issued revision booklets for Area of Study, so they can apply their minds to a variety of challenging questions, practise writing essay scaffolds, introductions, complete responses in all the possible text types, and the oft neglected unseen Reading task and Writing task they will face in Paper 1. The boys who start revising and practising now will reap the benefits in the Trials and the HSC exams. Finally the Board of Studies has put out a new list of prescribed texts, and we in the English faculty have been ruminating on our modules and text choices for next year’s HSC courses. It’s great to see Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the Critical Study of Text module, where you can really get stuck into it. It’s a terrific play for young men, muscular, full of questions and energy. Regardless of which texts will be studied in 2009, every Year 11 student should seize the opportunity to catch the acclaimed Bell Shakespeare production at the Sydney Opera House. Read what the Sydney Morning Herald critic says here then contact the SOH Box Office on +61 2 9250 7777 to book Optus under 27s discounted tickets (only $30!!) This is a great opportunity for enrichment during the school holidays, and we can guarantee the boys a great night out. The season runs to July 12. The play’s the thing. Snap up your tickets before it is sold out.
English Faculty

Reading Torque
Today’s Reading Torque comes from Head Teacher History, Mr Con Barris, who is breathless about Tim Winton’s latest offering.

Take my breath away were the immediate words that came to mind when I saw Tim Winton’s novel on the bestseller lists. I thought of the time when I was at school and I was forced to read Vance Palmer’s The Passage. I think I have been trying to identify that part of Australia ever since. Somewhere on the North Coast in an area where the holiday culture thrived and where time seemed to stand still. I laboured my way through the school novel as all my peers who weren’t fortunate enough to locate a crib had to do. It was the book about the sea and our fascination with it.

Breath was different since I was no longer the person avoiding what other people thought may have been literature. I wonder if it was imposed on those at school whether it would become a labour rather than the joy it is. Forcing the new relevant book is not always the way to sell it, but how else do we pick up good writing? The novel is very much about risk taking in youth and Winton does it beautifully through his love of the sea, life and surfing. The setting of the South West gives it an indeterminate time frame, like Sydney at the start of the surfing craze in the 60s. We all had our love affair with the sea as we snuggled up to the coast and we took our various risks with the sea and surf.

The memory of being saved in the surf by your mates is one that doesn’t easily fade and Winton recreates those experiences for me. The brushes with death throughout the novel create the drama for all ages. Vibrant youth associates life with risk while the oldies like me lust after that carefree age where finding the perfect day or wave revolved around simple pleasures. Monotony of life is averted by holding your breath, taking risks.

With its heavy reliance on the Sea and surfing, Breath is beautifully written with Winton’s usual rich language and metaphors. I used to think he was over the top with his figures of speech but here it seems to enthral. He captures the spirit of adventure and the sea and relates it to life and death magically.

If you listed what is in the book or the actual plot, you wouldn’t do the novel justice. The plot is almost non-existent and at differing times the novel is about surfing, redemption, experiences of adolescence, risk, yearning to feel and pushing the envelope. For me the novel stands out through the richness of its language and the certain mystique that follows Pikelet, the main character. Being mesmerised by the narrator and the way he introduces Smokey and Nautilus is something I was able to share with Mr Beringer as we sat and discussed our latest read. There is a lot to be said for reading something from the best seller list, but even more when it is Australian and there are shared experiences you can relate to with a friend and colleague.
Con Barris

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Music Notices

Music Parking
Our next music parking will be held on Saturday the 26th of July (End of week 1, term 3). Please let the music staff know if you are able to help out as any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Award scheme points apply to students who help.

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 at 12pm in the Multipurpose Hall. There will be a BBQ dinner for all the students participating before the concert at 6pm. We encourage all parents and family to attend this fabulous evening of music. The concert will include students from various selective high schools and will be directed by special guest conductors; Judy Bailey and Christopher Bowen. There is a cost of $12.50, payable on the day to the music staff. Dress is neat casual clothing. We look forward to seeing your involvement at the combined performance.

Showcase Concert
Our Winter Showcase Concert will be held on Friday the 1st of August (Week 2, Term 3) in the Great Hall. All students in musical ensembles will be performing. Please note this in your diaries and stay tuned for further updates.

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 the Junior section is 3 minutes and Senior 5 minutes. The entry fee is $5.00 which is to be paid with the entry form.

Please enrol by this term so that times and performance pieces can be arranged before the start of the competition.

Entry Fee: $5.00 Check Music Noticeboard for timetable in the week 1, Term 3 for competition list. Please complete the entry form below and return with entry fee to the Music staff by Friday the 4th of July 2008 (Week 10, Term 2).

Name: _______________________________________   Year: ___________
Title of Piece and Composer: _______________________________

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It was a great term for High’s Chess teams. As usual our senior teams provided stunning results and our junior teams were well supported to perform extraordinary results. Well done boys for great results.

Results from 20 June 08, round 7
Senior 4 v 0 Sydney Girls B
Inter A Bye
Inter B 0 v 4 Trinity A
Inter C 3 v 1 Grammar B
Junior A 4 v 0 Fort Street B
Junior B 4 v 0 Ascham A
Junior C 3 v 1 Trinity C

Some results from recent Chess tournaments:

In the Summer One-Day Tournament: Edward Naoumov came first; Dawen Shi was only half point behind Edward.

In the Summer Two-Day Tournament: Dawen Shi was equal best in his age group (U/13). Dmitriy Shurapey did very well to score 8/11.

In the Autumn One-Day Tournament: Ben Encel was equal best in his age group (U/15)

In the Autumn Two-Day Tournament: Dawen Shi was equal second, only ½ point behind the winner. Ben Encel was equal best in his age group (U/15).

In the Sydney International Challengers Tournament: Ben Encel was the leading NSW Junior (5.5/9) in this tough tournament dominated by much older players!

It is also great to see High boys appearing at the top of the NSW Rating list:

Joseph Nguyen 3rd in the state on 1170
Jason Cohn is 15th in the state on 1013
Dawen Shi is 24th in the state on 950
Ben Encel is 25th in the state on 938
Dominic Nguyen is 26th in the state on 928
Dmitriy Shurapey is 30th in the state on 915
Edward Naoumov is 40th in the state on 885

S Punekar

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Parent Interviews for Years 7, 8 and 9

Parent interviews for Year 7, 8 and 9 will take place on Wednesday, 2 July 2008, 3:00pm - 7.30pm

Please note the following arrangements

  • Boys from all Years will be dismissed from class at the conclusion of Period 5 (2:15 pm) on this day. School Special buses will run to normal schedules and there will be supervision in the Junior Quad of boys waiting for these buses.
  • Boys in Years 7, 8 and 9 have been issued with details of arrangements for interviews. They should complete the Record of Appointments section in consultation with their teachers. It is the responsibility of boys to negotiate interview appointment times with their teachers.
  • Details of interview times with teachers should be recorded in the Record of Appointments section. Teachers will sign to confirm the appointment.
  • If a teacher is unavailable this fact should be recorded in the Record of Appointments section and signed by the teacher as confirmation.
  • All interviews will take place in the Great Hall and adjacent classrooms in the Main Building. A map and details of locations of teachers will be provided.
  • Interviews should not exceed five minutes’ duration. If there is insufficient time, a further appointment may be made for a later date, or contact by telephone arranged.
  • Timing of appointments should allow for movement from one location to another between interviews.

Tea and coffee will be available for parents throughout the evening in the Main Foyer.

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SHS Football: The Onion Bag

After just one round the GPS football comp takes a break until after the holidays. Our next game is set down for Saturday, 26th July.

GPS representatives
Congratulations to Lachlan Street, Daniel Campion (both 1st XI) and Jeremy Ireland, George Lo (both 3rd XI) for their selection in the combined GPS representative teams. All have been rewarded for consistent performances during the preseason matches.

CIS cup
The 1st XI played an Independent Schools Cup match v Trinity. A poor first half saw High down two nil at half time, after struggling to adjust to the reduced time on the ball due to the small field. In an improved second half High, struck back with a penalty converted by Ronan Casey. A second, by Sam Higgins, followed shortly after and the 2-2 score line remained till the final whistle. This meant a penalty shoot out! With nerves of steel Ronan slotted home the first, countered by Trinity. High’s second was finished off by Jason Cohn as was a third by keeper Lachlan Street. Then Lachlan saved superbly the last two Trinity attempts even after one had to be retaken. The final score was High wins 4-3 on penalties.

Bill Turner Cup
High’s 15A team took on Rose Bay Secondary College in a round 2 Bill Turner Cup match at McKay 4. After conceding an early goal High hit back with a long range effort from Gabriel Garayalde to level the scores at half time. The second half was a tight affair with both sides having opportunities to retake the lead. Late in the game Slava Reiyder from the 14s stuck home the winner. Congratulations to all the boys.

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
Several teams have still not registered for these major awards. A couple of big scores last Saturday have seen Jerry Zhou and his 14D team skip away to early leads. Below are the current standings for those that have registered

Dolan Cup Golden Boot Golden Glove
14D 8 Jerry Zhou (14D) 5 Allen Fu (14D) 0
14E 7 Sudam Dias (14D) 3 Leon Sheldon (15C) 0
15C 7 Ian Lu (16D) 3 Ben Encel (16D) 1
14B 6 Jann Pallandi (13A) 3 Sameep Sandhu (16D) 1
16D 6 Mark Luccitti (5th) 2 Josh Sutton (2nds) 1
  Simon Hoang (5th) 2  
Michael Zhang (16D) 2
Arjun Punekar (13A) 2

Match Reports GPS Round 1

1st Grade v Joeys Lost 2-3
High 1st XI suffered a disappointing loss in a match played in slippery conditions. After conceding an early goal to a simple through ball, High equalised with a George Lo header. A second goal to Joeys saw them ahead until Jeremy Ireland’s tenacity was rewarded with the equaliser. Joey’s winner came as the result of an unfortunate defensive lapse which broke the hearts of the High boys.

2nd Grade v Joeys Lost 0-1
Our first match of the GPS season pitted us against a Joey's outfit that buried us 2-0 in the first trial of the year. After numerous permutations and combinations, coach Andrew Bennie settled on a 3-4-2-1 formation that was robbed of victory in the final trial match against Grammar after a last minute penalty was awarded. The attacking formation proved its worth against a determined Joey's outfit where High dominated possession, territory and shots on goal. We were unfortunate not to convert many of our well constructed chances. Tom Lindeback destroyed almost everything in his path as a defensive midfielder whilst Anthony 'D' Tsialis' new found confidence at centre mid meant that the supply from the back to our attacking trio as superb. The back three were near impenetrable and our young goal keeping whiz kept out all that Joeys booted at him. Unfortunately the final result (Joeys won 1-0) did not reflect the exciting brand of football displayed by SHS seconds. Some solid preparation over the next six games, as well as a little more belief in ourselves and our ability as a team should put us in good stead to charge up the ladder throughout the rest of the GPS season.

5th Grade v Joeys Won 5-1
The opening match of the GPS season garnered a great result for the mighty Fifth Grade. We played down at Tarban Creek, a field notorious for losing your balls in the water, and only minutes into the match just that happened, thanks to the crossing efforts of Nick Lindeback. With this fact aside, the game went very well and by half time the score was 4-0 in our favour. These four goals were courtesy of the always-scoring Mark Lucchitti and the short-but-strong-and-quick Simon Hoang, who each had two a piece.

The second half saw a slight loosening of our player positions, and we were unable to replicate that great first half. A goal was slipped through the mud and by our stand in keeper Clive Chen to give Joeys there only goal, however mid-fielder Michael Serban returned the favour by slamming the ball into the nets to give us a 5-1 lead. Late on in the half, a beautifully set up goal by Dominic Bowes, courtesy of a cross-bar rebound, was deemed off-side and so the scorecard settled at full time with a High School win of 5-1.

The game was a great way to start the season and once again, great work from Mark Lucchitti, who has scored a goal every game. The team’s defensive line-up also earns a mention, because while backers Mishu, Arthur, Harry and Stanley (OK, so Stanley and Harry have actually scored) are rarely given an opportunity to score a goal, they do deny the other team countless opportunities to do the same thing. Good effort from all, good luck for next week.
By Pat Desmond, Captain

16Bs v SPC Draw 1-1
The game started off a little shakily with St Pats scoring a goal giving them the early lead. High’s backline quickly regained composure to keep them scoreless until the half ended. With renewed confidence we went back in fiercely attacking the opponent’s goal. After a few extremely close goals, we were finally rewarded when Ian Lu set up Nikita to score in tight space. We continued to dominate possession of the ball for the most of the remaining game to see some spectacular shots at goal but unfortunately we were unable to convert the opportunities. Special mentions to Matthew Fong for some great defence and to Jason Ding for the kick that should have been a goal.

14Ds v Knox Won 8-0
The 14Ds had a great start to the GPS season after we came away with a smashing 8-0 against Knox. Stunning performances by strikers Jerry Zhou and Sudam Dias earned them 5 and 3 goals respectively. Jerry opened the scoring with a brilliant nutty on the goal keeper after receiving a wonderful through ball from Vincent. The contribution and great improvement from this team made us full of confidence as the GPS season begins.
Jerry Zhou

Quote of the Week
'Obviously it would be tough playing up in the Premiership next season, but I wouldn’t lose any sleepless nights.' Alan Pardew

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SRC '08

Regional SRC Report
The Regional SRC meeting was held on Thursday the 12th of June at Sydney Girls High School. There were a great variety of schools in attendance, as we are part of the North-East Sydney region part, an area that covers schools from here to Blackwattle Bay. Representing the SRC of Sydney High were Nicholas Wong (11), Patrick Desmond (11) and David Nam (11). All three are regional SRC veterans, and went with the hope of making a good impression on the other schools. And we accomplished just that. Despite various printing problems, Pat Desmond, with the aid of other SRC Executives, managed to produce a visually stunning and informative half-yearly report that succinctly outlined the SRC activities this year. In addition, Pat also showed how capable Sydney Boys SRC members are, as he was elected as one of three people to represent the North East region at a State SRC level! Despite some very able candidates, Pat proved to be the most popular, with the final election results revealing that he had received more votes than any other candidate!
Despite such accomplishments, we did not walk away without gaining many insights. After hearing oral reports from the other schools scattered across our region, we were enlightened with further skills and knowledge that will help us achieve higher levels of achievement throughout the school community. The SRC will definitely be looking to increase its productive output as we strive to represent the student body as best as…studently possible.
David Nam

SRC News
The main focus for the SRC executive at the moment is to try to streamline the operating process. We hope that this will lead to a more effective system for SRC committees in the future.
The Sub Committees have been hard at work with a focus on raising awareness and organising social activities for students. The major events being worked on currently are the senior Trivia Night and a school-wide ‘Dance Battle’.
Recently, we published an SRC half-yearly report stating our actions so far this year. If you are interested in obtaining a copy, access the SRC folder on the R:Drive and download the file.
As always, if you have any suggestions or you want to contact the SRC, go to our webpage at; http://www.sydneyhigh.org.au/SRC/

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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High Rugby Friends Big Night Out

August 2nd 2008

2:00pm - 5:00pm: High 1st XV v Kings
5:30pm - 7:30pm: Wallabies v All Blacks, live in Sydney High Great Hall
7:30pm - late: Join us for dinner and celebration of High Rugby's past present and future

After the success of last year's dinner (a great night with sensational food and words from Ewen McKenzie, which paid for the donation of a scrum machine to the school), HRF has combined with the Sydney High Rugby Committee to present the Rugby Big Night Out - an awesome event featuring something for every High Rugby Friend. Make sure you clear your diaries and get in early to secure the best seats in the house for what is sure to once again be the main event of the Sydney High social calendar!

$60 ($40 concession) for entry, dinner and all entertainment. A bar will be running on the night

Ticket: go to www.highrugbyfriends.com to pay with credit card or emails This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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English Competitions

School holiday Youth Filmmaking Workshops. July 16, 17, 18.

Metro Screen Young Filmmakers 11 - 16 yr olds

Wed Thur, Fri. [Day] 10am - 4pm | 16/07 - 18/07 | $295 | Places limited.

The course: Post Production Oriented

  • Basic Orientation to the workflow/process of film production & Use of Equipment
  • Final Cut Pro 6 Master class
  • Intermediate Screenwriting aimed towards a 12shot Studio Shoot
  • Planning the Shoot PLUS a studio shoot in our chroma key studio using green screen footage

Tutors: Michael Chrisoulakis Michael’s short suspense film, Interchange has screened at many festivals worldwide and received awards including; Short Film Winner at both the Telluride Indie Fest and Key West Indie Fest, Best Film at the Eyescream, Halloween Film Festival, Best Thriller at the International Festival of Cinema and Technology.

Michael also received the Great Expectations award at the Sour Grapes Film Festival. Participants get a Certificate of Completion & DVD of completed work. Enrol today Metro Screen This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 0293561818 www.metroscreen.org.au

Earn $1000* during the school holidays!

The Sydney Theatre Company and Sydney Morning Herald are offering you the chance to win big bucks and kudos for your literary genius. All you need to do is write a one act play and submit it in this year’s STC/SMH Young Playwright’s Award competition.

Two winning scripts - one from the Senior (11 & 12) and Junior (7-10) divisions - will be read in a staged reading following an intensive two day workshop. The workshop will be conducted by a team of Australia’s leading theatre directors, dramaturges and writers.

Turn your writing talents to the theatre and get yourself in the running for this unique competition. If you have ever even considered writing a script for the stage, this is your chance to give it a go and have your work read by professionals - and hopefully rewarded! Don’t miss this amazing once-in-a-youthtime opportunity.

Deadline for applications in Friday August 8th. For entry form and writing advice, see Ms Jassy in the English staffroom. *Financial reward subject to your ability to win the young Playwright’s Award.
Ms Jassy (English)

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SBHS & SGHS 125th Anniversary Cabaret Night

Sydney Girls High School & Sydney Boys High School have great delight in inviting you to the Anniversary Cabaret to celebrate 125 years of education for both schools.

Friday 21st November 2008, 7:00pm - 12:00am. The Shannon Room, AJC Function Centre at Randwick Racecourse

Come and dance to the Shy Guys band, MCs Jessica Rowe and Jack Singleton. Featuring Little Pattie and other performs.

Tickets: $150 per person. This includes dinner, pre-dinner drinks in the Panorama Room, drinks from 7pm until 12am, parking and entertainment.

Dress: cocktail/lounge suit

RSVP: RSVP and pay by 26th September 2008. Guests are welcome to organise their own table of 10. Please advise if a  if a vegetarian meal is required.

SBHS Contact: Ms Louise Graul, Ph 9361 6910, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Pay to office by cash or cheque made payable to: Sydney Boys High School
Visa or Mastercard: card number, expiry date, cardholder's name and telephone number

Sydney Boys High School: Class of ____
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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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