High Notes, Vol 9 No 23, August 01 2008
From the Library
The Library’s Contribution to Reading/Self Directed Learning in Holidays
Last week our staff was quite impressed by the large number of return on the first day of term
and congratulated the boys on their efforts. However this made us question whether these returns
indicated loans. So we ran a few other reports to look at how much the library contributed to
boys reading over this period.
Our loans by due date report indicated that over this period boys had 1027 resources on
loan from the library.
In the two month period from 22nd May to 22nd July boys had borrowed 2506 resources. Currently
the librarian is analysing the date due report to acquire a snapshot of which faculty resources
are borrowed from the library and what percentage of the total is due to fiction borrowing. This
will be reported on here in due course.
Loads of HSC Study Guides
Thanks to some very thoughtful Year 12 boys for the last couple of years the library has acquired
a lot of study guides for HSC subjects.
Our staff has just scoured our processing shelves for books which might be useful to our HSC
candidates this year and have come up with 48 new study guides and alternative texts. These are
being rushed through and will be ready in a week’s time. Of course there are many study
guides on our shelves. The most comprehensive list to sift through is to only put in the key term
“study” which you can do from home through the portal.
I am listing the new study guides and alternative texts here:
HSC Questions & Answers English paper one – Journeys
Macquarie Revision guides – Inner Journeys
English Advanced Paper 2 Modules Student Answers
English Paper 1 HSC Student Answers
Success One Maths Extension 1 Past HSC Papers and Answers
3 Unit Mathematics Book 2 Jones and Couchman
Success One HSC Mathematics Past HSC Papers and Answers
Creelman HSC Exam Questions - Physics
Excel HSC Physics
Physics – Quanta to Quarks
Physics 2 HSC Course
Success One HSC Physics. Past HSC Papers and Answers
Macquarie Revision Guides HSC Physics
Creelman HSC Exam Questions - Chemistry
Conquering Chemistry – HSC Course
Excel HSC Chemistry
Chemistry 2000 and beyond Volume 1
Chemistry 2000 and beyond volume 11
Roland Smith Conquering Chemistry Preliminary Course
Dot Point HSC Chemistry
Success One HSC Chemistry Past HSC Papers and Answers
Macquarie Revision Guides HSC Chemistry
Creelman HSC Exam Questions – Biology
Biology 2 HSC Course
Excel HSC Biology
Australian and Global Businesses
Business Studies Topics Volume 2 Student Answers
Cambridge HSC Business Studies
Cambridge Preliminary Business Studies
Cambridge Economics Preliminary
Cambridge HSC Economics
Cambridge Legal Studies HSC
Cambridge Legal Studies Preliminary
Legal Studies Topics - HSC Student Answers
Modern History Topics – HSC Student Answers
HSC Study Guide – Ancient History
Ancient History Topics – HSC Student Answers
Geography Topics – HSC Student Answers
Visual Arts – HSC Student Answers
V. CrothersReturn to Index
SHS Old Boys Union
Did you know?Return to Index
Did you know that the Apollo Belvedere, also known as the Pythian Apollo, is widely considered to
be the best of the statues of Apollo that have survived from antiquity? Named the Apollo
Belvedere because it stands in the Belvedere Gallery in the Vatican, it was discovered in the
ruins of Antium in Italy at the end of the 15th century and purchased by Pope Julius II. The
Apollo Belvedere is a Roman copy in marble of a Greek bronze thought to have been made by the
sculptor Leochares in the 4th century BC. The replica that graces the southern end of the Sydney
High main quadrangle originally stood in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens. It was presented to the
School by the State Government in 1945, the Hon R J Heffron (the Minister for Education)
unveiling it in a small ceremony that preceded the 1945 speech night. Apollo was a Greek God, the
son of Zeus and Leto. His chief functions included care for young citizens, for poetry and for
music. The statue depicts Apollo having slain, with an arrow, the great Python which guarded
Delphi for its patron goddess, Gaia (Earth). The oracular shrine at Delphi was well-known as one
of the main centres of Apollo's cult in the ancient world.
Sydney High School Cadet Unit
Junior Leaders Course
Three of our members attended the Brigade Junior Leaders Course at Singleton Army Training Area
during the holidays. Qualification at this course is a mandatory requirement for promotion to
Attending were :
Cadet Benjamin Lee
Cadet Brendan Leo
Cadet Allan Low.
All three High cadets qualified.
Welcome Back 2LT Clegg
On Tuesday’s parade we welcomed back 2LT Clegg from his arduous walk of the Kokoda Track.
No doubt we will hear further of 2LT Clegg’s adventure in the weeks ahead.
The following promotions are announced with effect from 1 Aug 08:
To staff sergeant (SSGT)
CPL Johan Santoso
To sergeant (SGT)
CPL Sam Binns
CPL Aditya Hatle
CPL Geoffrey Zhang
To corporal (CPL) and lance corporal (LCPL)
Unit promotion for CPL and LCPL will be announced on Tue 5 Aug 05.
Congratulations to our cadets who were members of the High team at the GPS shoot last week. Full
details of the results shown elsewhere.
The unit will attend the NSW AAC Bde Annual Field Exercise (AFX) at Singleton over 27 Sep –
4 Oct 08. All Unit members are eligible to attend.
The unit will be a component of C (Charlie) Coy 23 AAC Bn. The camp programme is a full one with
a F88 live and WTSS shoot, abseiling, patrolling and field engineering activities.
Unit Dinner 14 Nov 08
The Old Boy response to the advance notice of our 125 anniversary formal dinner has been
remarkable and a “full house” is expected.
Unit members and their families should mark up their diaries now and be prepared to book their
attendance early. Tickets will be available within the next two weeks.
Mid Year EnrolmentsReturn to Index
Mid year enrolments are being accepted now and will close on 31 Aug.
Year 9 Parent Meeting
Our next Year 9 Parents Meeting will take place on Wednesday 6th August at 6:30 in the
Our guest speaker is Mr John Walker, Head Teacher of Student Welfare. He will talk to us about
the numerous programs and initiatives in place at our school to support our sons and promote
their wellbeing. After his address, the meeting will continue and discuss any issue that affects
our Year 9 boys. Everybody is welcome to attend! If you have any questions, please email
or phone Fabienne on 9386 1221
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From the Canteen Team
$10 Thank You Voucher
Our June $10 Thank You Voucher has been won by Song
Thanks so much to Song Yeung for being one of our happy band of volunteers.
We know her son will make good use of his voucher. Watch this space for our next winner!
Parents- we know there’s a lot of pressure on the household budget at
the moment. Here’s how your school canteen is continuing to look after you and your son:
For $1.50 or less
Hot Chocolate or Raisin toast
Cheese toast or Cheese & Tomato toast
Cheese & Tomato sandwich or Garlic Bread
Chicken Fingers or Chicken & Corn Roll
Small plain milk or frozen yoghurt or water.
For $2.00 or less
Cereal with milk
Cheese & Bacon Bun
Pizza Pocket or Pizza Rounda
Sausage Roll or Hot Dog or Hot Spinach & Ricotta Roll
Salad sandwich or Cheese & Tomato Roll
Chelsea Bun or Finger Bun
Up & Go, small flavoured milk or 300ml juice
For $2.50 or less
Ham & Cheese Croissant
Cheese & Spinach Puff Pizza Slab or Noodles
Home-made Chicken & Corn soup
Egg & Lettuce Sandwich/Roll or Salad Roll
Large flavoured milk
Something for everyone - and just a small taste of what’s on offer!
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The GPS Shoot was held 21st, 22nd & 23rd of July 2008 at Hornsby Rifle Range. The 1st Grade
Team were placed 3rd overall behind Shore in 2nd place and TAS in 1st place. 2nd Grade were
placed 2nd in their division. Well done!
1st Grade Team
Ishan NADKARNI - co-CaptainReturn to Index
Anthony HO - co- Captain
2nd Grade Team
Ishan shot (8-0) in the Snap Shoot – that means he shot 8 bullseyes out of 8 shots from
300m. A fantastic effort!
Congratulation Ishan Nadkarni and Matthew Tong were selected in the combined GPS Team. Thank you
to the coaches Justin Hill and Kevin Chan for their time and effort as well as Joe Banh for his
assistance. Also thanks to the many parents who helped out over the three days.Return to Index
MIC Rifle Shooting (Admin)
SHS Football: The Onion Bag
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
if you would like to help with this.
Dolan Cup and golden boot/glove awards
With over half our teams unable to play last weekend, several concerned team captains have
approached me to determine the effect that this will have on their hopes of securing these major
awards. It is obvious that valuable Dolan cup points were unable to be procured and the teams
that did play and win, have received an unfair advantage.
I am open to suggestions for a solution that satisfies both those that played and those that
missed out, as it is far to complex for me to work out. Perhaps there is some mathematical
function that could be applied to adjust the points tally for the teams that didn’t play. I
look forward to all suggestions.
GPS round 3: Saturday 2nd August
GPS round 3 is against Kings this weekend with games at McKay, Moore Park West and Kings fields.
Check draw for details on school website (upcoming events). www.sydneyboyshigh.com
Rubbish left at grounds
A reminder to all that Sydney High Football has a responsibility to ensure that all grounds are
left free of rubbish at the end of the scheduled matches. I urge all teams to take pride in the
way they conduct themselves, before, during and after matches and ensure that areas occupied by
our teams are free of bottles, tape etc at completion. With as many as 6 games to be played at
each field on a Saturday, it doesn’t take much from each team to add up to a considerable
amount at the end of the day. Bins may not always be available, so just take it with you.
Venue information for this weekend
McKay 3 & 4 Sydney High home grounds located in Centennial park
MPW 16, 17 Sydney High home grounds adjacent to school.
Wanderers, Old boys, Massie and Doyle Kings home grounds located in school grounds
Details of MPW/ McKay and CP fields can be found at: www.cp.nsw.gov.au/map
Details of Kings fields can be found at www.kings.edu.au/about/schoolMapBig.html
Bill Turner Cup Round 3 v Redlands
Last Thursday our Bill Turner cup team travelled to play Redlands in a round three cup match.
Played in cold wet conditions the team performed superbly to register a 1 nil victory and
progress to the next round. I was particularly impressed with the standard that the boys produced
in such difficult conditions. William Shao was the goal scorer. Congratulations to all and good
luck in the next round v Marist Brothers Penshurst. t.
Match Reports from matches v Riverview
Unfortunately more than half of our matches had to be cancelled last Saturday due to the state of
the fields. Hopefully the fields dry out for this weekend’s matches v Kings.
1st Grade v Riverview Lost 0-5
High were aware that this was going to be one of the toughest matches of the GPS season and were
primed for the contest. In a tight first half Riverview scored the only goal to head into the
break 1 up. The first half effort from High was outstanding, with all players challenging
fearlessly and pushing their physical fitness limits.
Early in the second half a simple defensive error led to a break away and a second goal to
Riverview. This seemed to stun the High players and Riverview knocked in three more quick goals
before High knew what had hit them. Despite the score line all boys should be very proud of their
efforts, against a top class side.
5th Grade v Riverview Lost 2-5
After such a long winning streak, it’s hard not to be disappointed with this loss to the
boys from Iggies. We are still unsure what exactly a ‘17A’ team is, but one thing we
can be sure of is that they were a worthy side with a few class players.
The match began in a relatively solid way, with High opening the scoring through an absolutely
outrageously awesome shot by fast-man Danny Fu. Coming in near parallel to the goal line, Danny
took a shot from the 18-yard and it managed a precise position right in the top of the goals. By
half time, the score was two all – with the second High goal courtesy of top-notch tap-in
by Simon Hoang. The second half was a bit this-and-that, with Iggies slotting in three while we
were unable to manage a goal. The Riverview striking pair made some lightning fast runs down the
side and flooded the box with players, ultimately they out-gunned us and achieved the winning
result. One thing the mighty High Fifth Grade is still lacking is a dedicated keeper, so
I’m putting out the call now, if you are in Year 11 or 12 and can keep the ball out of the
net – Come on Down!
Ultimately, it was a fair effort boys and the key thing we need is full pressure till full time,
keep up the good work – we’ll get them next time.
On a freezing day, High faced an Iggies team which has proven itself to be spectacular on field.
Their record has shown them to be undefeated, with just one narrow loss to Newington. Despite
that, High were able to pull out positives with a spectacular 20 yard goal by Avindu, followed by
a close range shot by Ben Li.
The recent results have reflected the impact of losing Antony Paul at central defence, as well as
several members of the squad who are undergoing a recovery period due to varied injury issues.
However, we are optimistic that with the full team due to be back in a week or two, High will be
able to stand up to the bigger GPS teams which stand in our path.
Quote of the Week
'Argentina won't be at Euro 2000 because they're from South
America.' - Kevin Keegan
Mr R.GiffordReturn to Index
MIC Football SBHS
Wk: 9361 6910 Ext:119
Voice mail: 291
SHS Rugby: The Garlic Sack
This isn’t a copy of the Onion bag, it’s an improvement
Rough Rugby at Riverview
Muddy fields was on the agenda for Saturday. The juniors enjoyed great games in the 16s through
to 13s. The newly combined senior squad played against the Riverview 4th XV ready to prove a
point that they were willing to work, to earn their stripes, and become a 1st XV once again.
The 15Cs and 14Bs both achieved immense wins against their respective opposition. 14As went down
in a fairly close game, and the 16Bs down in a game separated only by one kick, and played great
in the muddy conditions. The seniors went down narrowly in their first game as a mixed squad. The
16As undoubtedly faced the toughest side of the day showing immense pride against the competition
leaders, often punishing them with great hits.
Team of the Week: 16Bs - Played great Rugby on the muddy fields, so unfortunate to not get
Player of the Week: Alex Koerber 16As - Gave an arm and unfortunately a leg on
Coach of the Week: Sydney University coaches - Offered invaluable help on Saturday to the
Supporter of the Week: Michael Ambrose and James Whiting 16As - Supported the Senior XV in
tough times with great passion, trying to get into the game themselves.
Senior XV Report
High fielded a composite opens side against the Ignatius 4th XV
outfit. The game was played in fine conditions, aside from the muddy state of the turf. The game
commenced with the High forwards dominating the ruck area making valuable metres. Mention must go
to Daniel O’Keefe for his efficient rucking and work ethic. Through some crucial pilfers
from Alex Belokopytov and Grigori Astafiev, and the magic of James Ip, High reached deep into
View territory. High scored the first try of the game via a rolling maul across the line. Despite
High’s efforts in the forwards, Ignatius was able to score on a blunder in the last minute
to win the game 13-5.
Experience the Passion of GPS Rugby
All players and parents are asked to support the other teams in your age group and then stay to
cheer on our senior teams in the games against Kings at McKay Oval this Saturday. This is the 3rd
round of the GPS season and our first home game. Game times & fields are in Upcoming Events
on the School website www.sydneyboyshigh.com
Parents We Need Your Help
Please help at the Canteen or BBQ at McKay Oval for an hour or so at our home games on one of the
next two Saturdays. Just fill out your name in the roster which is being emailed to all parents
this week. This is a vital fundraiser for the Rugby program which needs your support.
Rugby End-of-Season Dinner
Tickets for the 2008 Rugby Dinner for all rugby players and parents, on Saturday 6 September in
the Great Hall, will go on sale at the School Office next week. Make a note in your diary and get
your team tables together for this very important night.
Rugby Email News List
Parents, if you did not receive an email last week with all the
details for last Saturday’s games, please email or call your parent Age Group
13s: Julie Connolly
14s: Peter Daniels
15s: Anita Bezjak
16s: Julie Blomberg
Match Results - Vs St Ignatius College 26 July
Man of the Match
Gareth Deacon, Daniel Morgan
Michael Chang, Danny Vo
Age Group Reports
16s: The 16Bs went down 14-12 in a tight game. Strong play through the forwards and
leadership through captain Gareth Deacon and outside centre Daniel Morgan lifted the team through
the 2nd half.
15s: The highlight of the 15Cs game was consistent rucking and great support play. We
scored 4 quick tries with solo efforts by Kishan Perera and Shejil Kumar. A great pass by Ryan
McDonald to Andrew Gou increased the tally to 5. We increased our lead with a freakish 70-metre
try by Dale Chen, a hatrick for Shejil, and an assist by Hareshan Karunakaran for Nafiz Chowdury.
In the 15Bs the boys went in confident, after achieving a huge victory in the 15Cs. Poor
concentration let in a couple of quick tries. A lift by the boys gave us a try of our own. We
entered the second half confident, but View overpowered us despite our efforts. Special mentions
go to all the forwards who played back to back games.
14s: In the 14As the game started off with a segment of play where High pinned Ignatius on
their own line for the first 15 minutes. A long range try from View took the score to 5-0 at the
break. High started off the second half with enthusiasm but when Riverview ran in a try in the
corner we let our fatigue take over. Riverview ran in two more tries late in the half and the
finishing score was 20-0. This was our best performance yet and we were unlucky not to score in
the closing minutes. The 14 Bs took off with a thrilling match against St. Ignatius. The intense
match was underway, tackles here and there. Unfortunately a missed tackle let View score 1 minute
into the game. Within another minute Prashan Prabaharan put us back to 7-7. Not long after,
Prashan achieved his second, then third. With a tremendous effort coming from all the players the
final score was 49-7.
13s: No Match reports submitted
Quote of the WeekReturn to Index
"To play rugby league, you need three things: a good pass, a good tackle and a good excuse."-
Adults Learn to Row Program
Sunday, 10 August – 21 September 2008
7.00am – 9.00am 6 Sessions of 2 hours
Cost $275.00 incl. GST
The Outterside Centre
5 Teviot Avenue, Abbotsford
Come down to Abbotsford this Sunday and bring your friends with you. Fantastic opportunity to
learn Rowing in Sydney in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Whether you are a complete novice or
have some previous experience, everyone is welcome. Rowing is the ideal aerobic sport for the
entire body as it is low impact and low injury. You’ll enjoy the ultimate team activity as
well as the magic moments of early mornings on the water. All our coaches are ‘old
boys’ who volunteer their time to make a contribution and they even organise a BBQ
breakfast afterwards for everyone to enjoy in this stunning location!
Learning Outcomes At the completion of the course participants will possess the following
skills and knowledge:
- Basic knowledge of rowing style and boat rigging
- Basic navigation rules and river etiquette
- Ability to row with a crew in a racing shell
Safety Note: Participants must be able to swim 50 metres and tread water as a safety
requirement. All participants must sign The Sydney High Foundation’s Indemnity Form,
stating swimming ability, before they are allowed on the water.
Under 18’s must be accompanied by a participating adult.
To make a booking or for more information: Please contact Judith Shuttleworth, Foundation Venues
Manager, on 0427 070 569 or at
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School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS)
School Student Code of Conduct Ð 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
- 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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