High Notes, Vol 10 No 26, August 21 2009

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From the Principal

High Talent
Spencer Llewellyn (Year 12) was selected in the Australian Schoolboys Basketball Team after a week of intensive trials. Congratulations to Spencer who has worked hard to come back to form after a long illness.

Congratulations to the members of our School Ski team who qualified from the Regional Interschools Skiing Championships held in the July school holidays to compete in the NSW State Interschools Skiing Championships in Perisher next week. Good luck to Tim Collier (Year 8), Tom Connolly and Jeremy Dobrowolsky (Year 9), Brendan Hancock and Sam Lane (Year 10). Last Friday night our GPS first grade debating made it three in a row with a strong win against Kings. They are performing well as a team. Well done to Ms Rohr and her drama students for their successful Drama Showcase performed last Thursday evening.

Trial HSC begins
Students have been reminded to be particularly aware of noise reduction around the examination centres in the Great Hall and the Senior Library for the next couple of weeks while our Year 12 students complete their Trial HSC examinations. All Year 11 students undertaking HSC courses have been allowed Monday, 24th as their study day. Year 11 students should be attending regular classes as normal on all other days except when sitting for Trial HSC papers. All Year 12 parents will be sent a letter outlining important events, key dates and student responsibilities from the Trial to the commencement of the HSC.

Student Award Scheme Evaluation
The Co-curricular Committee and the SRC are reviewing our acclaimed Student Awards Scheme. The duration of participation and the comparative commitment required of different activities need discussion. Mr Gainford is collating responses on behalf of the Committee. We welcome feedback from students, teachers and coaches about the equity of the categories and their requirements.

Recycling Proposal
We would really like to invest in sturdy recycling bins at various locations in the school in response to the SRC proposal to do something about the embarrassingly untidy state of our recreation areas. However, our first attempt using clearly marked yellow bins ended in failure as lazy individuals deposited general rubbish into them. As a consequence the Sydney Council refused to collect the designated bins, defeating our purpose. I would hope that our community understands the importance of recycling and our personal responsibility for it. Before incurring significant expense installing recycling stations, I would like an awareness raising campaign from the SRC to support their civic minded ideas.
Dr K A Jaggar

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Year 12 Parents Farewell Dinner

7pm Tuesday 22 September

1st Floor, 468 - 472 Cleveland Street (near SBHS)

Banquet Menu $30 per person
BYO alcohol

RSVP Toni Lindeback 0403 923 359
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Please indicate if you would like a vegetarian meal.
Toni Lindeback & Megan Eriksson
Year 12 P&C parent representatives

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From the Andrews Library

WELCOME to our new Senior Library colleague, Mrs Suzanne Gordon. It is great to see a Librarian there especially as Year 12 is entering the Trial HSC and HSC study phase. HSC candidates are reminded that there are loads of HSC Study Guides in the Librarian’s office which can be loaned out. The Senior Library is a great place for students to study for exams.

LAPTOPS TO YEAR 9. Another very exciting development for the Junior Library and indeed for all teaching staff is the handout of Laptops to all Year 9 Students which took place this week over three days. The technicians who are assisting staff and students with these laptops will be stationed permanently in the Junior Library at the Circulation Desk to make access to help very easily available. It is a very interesting for the boys who now have fabulous opportunities to write notes, classwork responses and essays easily and tidily all the time and who will get opportunities to learn to organise bookwork and deadlines in a way they have never had the chance to do at school - as we all know computers organize us all brilliantly. Teachers will find this fantastic as they can use Moodle to harvest and grade responses and model good student’s work for the benefit of others and nothing will get lost!!! Marks can be shown to students immediately to totally engage their interest or not if teachers want to adjust them for fairness before revealing them. The possibilities are endless and future developments will be just as exciting.

ONLINE MENTORING/TEACHING ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS With complete personal access at all times to laptops It would be interesting and quite possible and maybe less intrusive for the students concerned that staff develop an online mentoring course for students who have occasional bursts of trouble coping with the demands of work at a Selective High School and GPS Sport on Saturdays as well as Music, Debating and Community Service. The advent of laptops and Moodle could make this process email or Moodle driven. This could mean that students were removed from class less often but could be quite efficiently monitored. A challenge for Year Advisers perhaps!

HSC STUDY GUIDES AND INFOCUS PAMPHLET FILES have been gradually moving over to the Senior Library all this year. These are all on the Library OASIS Database and can be searched for in the usual Googling fashion. The Junior Library has retained a master file of most pamphlets which can be photocopied and at present may be the easiest way to access these resources. The Senior Library staff are gradually scanning them onto Moodle but this will take a while.

New Senior Fiction this week: A Case of Exploding Mangoes - Mohammed Hanif,  Do the Right Thing - Shyama  Perera, Tess of the D’Urbervilles- Thomas Hardy

New Junior fiction this week: The Astonishing Adventures of Fan Boy and Goth Girl  - Barry Lyga Good Omens - Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman, Dead Poet’s Society - Robin Williams, The Violins of Saint Jacques- Patrick Leig-  Fermor, The Conquering Sword of Conan - Robert E Howard Shadow of the Hegemon -Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Shadow - Orson Scott Card, Venus - Ben Bova,  The Legend of Lake Heron - by Yozaburo Kanari (Manga), Death TV - Yozaburo Kanari (Manga) , The Broken Lance - Nathan Long

New Senior Non-Fiction this week: A Journey with Fred Hoyle  - Chandra Wickramasinghe, The Winter’s Tale - William Shakespeare, The True Meaning of the Da Vinci Code - Robert Pope, Australian Historical Studies Number 104, Stupid White Men - Michael Moore, John Gabriel Borkman - Henrik Ibsen,  Knowing Readers - Susan La Marca and Pam Macintyre 

New Junior Non Fiction this week: A Moment in Time with Centrosaurus Philip Currie et al, The Venom Patrol - Roger Lowe et al, The Four Musketeers - Kari Maund & Phil Nanson

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From the High Store

Foldable Polyester Chair with arms & S.H.S crest. Great for Dad to watch your Saturday cricket games in comfort.

30% OFF Normally $50 NOW $35
Free Gift Wrapping included
High Store

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Youth Parliament Report

The YMCA NSW Youth Parliament program saw 90 like-minded youth dawn upon the hallowed chambers of NSW State Parliament house during the July holidays. From as far north as Tweed Head to as far south as Albury, representatives from across the state debated within the Legislative Assembly; something reserved for only the politicians themselves and participants of the NSW Youth Parliament program.

Sydney High had two representatives at the program in 2009 with Matthew Wong (12) representing the electorate of Heffron and Samir Kinger (10) representing the electorate of Menai and as Leader of the Government. The program divides participants into differing portfolios and teams where the participants must develop a bill addressing an issue in that portfolio.

Matthew was a part of the Industrial Relations team whose bill sought to standardize youth working hours to prevent the exploitation of young workers, whilst Samir was a representative of the Health team whose bill looked to establish an Indigenous Health Promotion Agency to redress the disparities in Indigenous Health.

The YMCA NSW Youth Parliament program offers a platform for young people where politicians are willing to listen to the concerns of young people and their perceptions of the burning issues within the state.

The bills that do pass the Youth Parliament are forwarded onto the relevant Ministers where they are taken into consideration. There have been instances in the past where Youth Parliament bills have been enacted by NSW State Parliament as actual legislation, such as the 2002 bill to establish a uniform age of consent.

The mix of recreational and social activities also ensures that the program is not ‘just politics’ and we strongly recommend further Sydney High representation in future Youth Parliament programs.
Matthew Wong & Samir Kinger

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From the Canteen Team

Our aim at the Canteen is to provide a reasonably priced food service to the students and staff at High while generating an ongoing income stream for the P & C. This year that income totals $90,000 following the $60,000 donation presented to the P & C at last Wednesday's meeting. This record donation is the result of the hard work and dedication from our Canteen staff led by Karen and Tracey, the generosity of our large and vital family of Volunteers whose help enables the Canteen to offer a better range of homemade foods, the assistance from Prefects during recess and lunch and of course the strong patronage from our loyal customers - the students and staff.

Thank you everyone for your important contribution to our school community through your generous support of the Canteen.

We can never adequately compensate our Volunteers for the time they give us but we show our appreciation through gestures such as our monthly Thank You draws and our six monthly Major draws. Recently we were able to redeem our supplier reward points for an Ipod Touch. At our Canteen committee meeting last Friday, Dr Jaggar drew out the winner of this half yearly Major draw from a barrel of names of Volunteers who have helped at Canteen in the first two terms of this year. The winner of the Ipod Touch is Fabienne Ovadia (Eric Year 10). Congratulations, Fabienne!

I would like to take this opportunity to also thank my fellow Canteen committee members. In particular, thanks go to Kate Price who, as treasurer, has the huge task of paying all the bills and dealing with the other numerous financial issues of the Canteen. Once again, thank you and well done everyone.
Christina Chow
President, Canteen Committee

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Volleyball Report

In spite of the absence of John Gim and Sam Wan the Seconds volleyball proved their superiority against Newington once again with a straight sets win. Substitute player, James Vu was eager to play his first match of the season, hitting fast middle balls directly over Newington’s blocks. Outside hitter Ivan Li managed to play a strong game, avoiding Newington’s defence with short cross-court shots. Congratulations to the team for another strong win.
Brendan Cheung - Capt of Seconds

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Music Notices

HSC Showcase Performance
All HSC elective music students performed wonderfully in a showcase concert last Thursday evening in the Great Hall. We wish them all the best as they prepare for their HSC practical examination in September.

Music Parking
Thank you to all the students and parents who help fundraise money for the Music Performance Program through parking. Our next parking will be on Friday 4th of September starting at 4pm. We require students and parents of the Junior ensembles to assist with this very busy parking event (Training and Intermediate Concert Band, Junior String Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble).

We need 10 parents and 10 students to help as it will be a West Tigers vs Bulldogs game and anticipate many cars.

Please contact Debbie Dukes to register your participation at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Piano Competition
The 4th Annual SBHS Piano Competition held over the last two weeks saw many wonderful talents in both the junior and senior division. Well done to all the competitors for their great efforts. Prize winners will be announced in next week’s High Notes and awards presented at the Music Assembly later in the year.

Music Tour
There will be a meeting next Monday evening 24th of August in the Great Hall at 6:30pm for ALL parents and students attending the tour to France next year. This is a very important meeting and we require your attendance. Please notify the music staff if you are unable to attend.

The 2nd instalment of $2000 is now due, please make payments DIRECTLY to Angas Travel and they will provide us with receipt of payments. If you have not been able to arrange this, please see the Music Staff ASAP.

Please Mail to: ANGAS Travel, 303 Angas St, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
OR Call Toll Free no. 1800 671 331 to make arrangements.

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SBHS Debating

GPS Round 2 & 3
Things just keep getting better and better! On Friday 7th our Firsts led our teams with a glorious victory over perennial challengers Iggies - and on their home ground nonetheless. Last week we stormed home with 8 Victories out of 11 debates! Very well done boys!

    v Joeys v Iggies v Kings v Scots v Newington v Grammar v Shore
Year 7 A 0 0 0        
  B 1 1 0        
Year 8 A 1 1 1        
  B 1 0 1        
Year 9 A 1 1 0        
  B1 1 1 1        
Year 10 A 1 0 1        
  B 1 1 1        
Seniors Firsts 1 1 1        
  Seconds 0 0 1        
  Thirds - 0 1        

GPS Round 4
THIS WEEK we are AWAY at Scots College. I look forward to catching up with parents and hearing about this week’s highs and lows of debates and adjudications!

The topic area is Current Affairs - so all debaters should be keeping up with key issues in the news at the moment for example the Emissions Trading Scheme, Fire Policy or Teen Gambling (and many more…)

Debating Dinner Friday 25th September
A lovely way to end the 2009 Season. Please be sure to keep this night free!

More information can be found at www.sydneyhigh.org/debating and will be emailed to you on a weekly basis.

Please CHECK YOUR EMAIL regularly and ensure we have current contact details for both students and parents.

PARENTS: If you are not receiving weekly emails about debating please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and ask to be added to the parent group for your child’s year.

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2009 Debating Dinner

THE 2009 DEBATING DINNER Friday 25 September
The annual dinner to celebrate debating at High will conclude the debating season. It will be two weeks after the end of the GPS competition. We will also be thanking our staff and coaches for their great work on all of the competitions that High enters.

This year’s Debating Dinner is being held on Friday September 25 in the Great Hall at 6.00 pm.

The cost of the dinner will be $30 per adult/student. A special price for siblings under 10 years of age has been negotiated at $20. Parents BYO


Payment for the dinner can be made at the main office. NO bookings can be accepted after this date as catering numbers must be finalised.

WHAT SHOULD I DO? Detach the form below and pay your money at the main office
ANY QUESTIONS? Email the Debating Support Group This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Can you help with dinner set up? Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Dinner Co-ordinator

A printable form to purchase tickets for the 2009 Debating Dinner is available in the PDF version of the High Notes

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P&C: High Society

The Bulletin Board for Sydney Boys High P & C
Julie Connolly P&C President

Volunteers Needed for Open Day
Please look out for the note appearing elsewhere in High Notes calling for Parent Volunteers to assist Barbara Taylor in welcoming prospective parents to the School during Open Day on Thursday 24th September from 9.30am to 12.30pm. We would ideally like two parent representatives from each year to chat with visiting parents, answer their questions and serve morning tea. Please contact Barbara directly: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0410 268 444. Thanks for your help.

Merit Selection Training
The P&C is updating its register of parents who have completed the NSW Department of Education and Training’s course in the merit selection process for staff appointments. Could you please email your name and contact details to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have completed this course.

Phillip Day Scholarship Dinner
All parents are warmly invited and indeed encouraged to attend the upcoming inaugural Phillip Day Scholarship dinner - Tuesday 8th September at 7.00pm in the Great Hall. The Phillip Day Scholarship is awarded each year to a highly talented student in a particular area of academic and/or co-curricular endeavour and /or an outstanding all round achiever. Congratulations to this year’s recipient, Alex Belokopytov. Alex will play his HSC piano performance major work at the Scholarship dinner - a fantastic opportunity to hear and see this young man’s incredible talent.

Joseph McIvor (Class of 2001) will deliver the keynote address entitled Capitalism and the Free Market are Dead. Joseph is currently undertaking PhD studies on why free markets will not work without regulation - a very topical area that should promote terrific discussion.

Gather together a table of fellow parents or we can place you on a table, to honour Alex Belokopytov and the memory of Phillip Day (Class of 1965). Tickets are available using the order form in this issue of High Notes.

Upcoming Parent Meetings & Events (details in High Notes)

Tuesday 25th August, 7.30pm - Rowing Annual General Meeting, Staff Common Room
Wednesday 26th August, 6.00pm - Rugby Committee Meeting, Staff Common Room
Tuesday 8th September, 7.00pm - Phillip Day Scholarship dinner, Great Hall.
Wednesday, 9th September, 6.00pm - Fencing Committee Meeting, Staff Common Room
Thursday, 10th September, 6.30pm - Football Annual Dinner, Great Hall
Saturday, 12th September, 6.30pm - Rugby Annual Dinner, Great Hall
Friday 25th September - Debating Annual Dinner, Great Hall

If you would like to have any parent community news or upcoming events included in High Society, please contact Julie Connolly, P&C President, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; 0418 470 203.

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SBHS Football Dinner

The 2009 SBHS Football Dinner

SBHS Football will celebrate the efforts and achievements of our boys as well as acknowledge staff, coaches and supporters at the SBHS Football dinner on Thursday 10th September 2009

The coach of each team will be invited to attend the dinner as a guest. Players are asked to take responsibility on a team-by-team basis for any end-of-season gifts to their team’s coach.

The dinner will be held on
Thursday 10 September 2009
in the Great Hall at 6.30 pm

The cost of the dinner will be $30 per adult and student. For children under 11 yrs old there is a special rate of $20.

Payment for the dinner must be made at the Main Office by Friday September 4th

Boys to wear school uniform at the dinner. BYO drinks.

Please detach the form below and hand it in with your payment at the Main Office

A printable form to purcahse tickets for the 2009 SBHS Foodball Dinner is available in the PDF version of the High Notes

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Football dinner slideshow

All SBHS Football Teams
Please send in your action photos! At the end of season Football Dinner on Sept 10th, we’re aiming to have a photo slideshow of action shots from every team in every age group, taken during the current season. Please take your cameras to the upcoming games, email your photos to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Thank you!

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SBHS Cricket


Welcome to High notes and cricket news leading into the coming season which should be not only busy, but exciting as we have teams visiting and travelling on tours during the season. Sport afternoons commence on Wed 9th Sept and Thurs 10th September the changeover dates for summer sports and initial advice will occur via the “mango sheet” for the first week. So, stay tuned!!

The Term 4 2009/Term 1 2010 Cricket Programme is now posted on the Cricket website. Several amendments have occurred in the past 4 weeks and the currency of information displayed, is indicated at the conclusion of the schedule.

The update of the conditions to be eligible for Cricket Awards is now on the Cricket Website. Players are advised that it is in their interests to check the changes particularly for skills awards as well as qualification for such awards. To qualify if in a Group 1 Team, members must play in a minimum of 4 matches and Group 2 Team members must play a minimum of 10 matches.

RESCHEDULED- ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Wednesday 26th August 6-00pm
The meeting will be held on the above date in the Common Room, adjacent to the Stairwell on the ground floor of the Main Administration Building. The agenda for the meeting will include the following

Election of Office Bearers
President and Vice President
Minute Secretary
Treasurer and Asst. Treasurer
Under 16, 15 & 14 Age Coordinators.
Committee Members (5)
Parking Coordinator
Dinner Coordinator

Parents are welcome to attend, and if you can offer to manage, score or support a team through the season we would welcome your attendance and advice at that time. Please spend some of your time with us this season

See the Cricket Website for details for players wishing to be considered for training and selection in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd XIs. Two (2) Squads will be notified per the website after all expressions have been assessed that applicants can fulfil the conditions of acceptance for the season’s programme.

OPEN CRICKET CAMP: Saturday 3rd - Monday 5th October 2009
The Camp will commence at 9-30am on Sat 3rd OCT and conclude on Mon 5th OCT at approx 5-00pm at the completion of the proposed centre wicket trial. Players will overnight on Sat 3rd and Sun 4th OCT and all joining details for the Camp will be posted on the Cricket Website on Saturday 22nd August. Laurie Heil, MIC Cricket  

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SBHS Rugby

High Rugby = High Spirit

Tomorrow is a great opportunity to come to McKay Oval in Centennial Park, to watch your son play and support High rugby. We have a full day of games against Newington for the last round of home ground matches for this season. All players should be at the ground at least 45 minutes before scheduled kick off.

We need parents to help in the canteen and at the barbeque please. It is a valuable way to raise funds for the High Rugby program and a great opportunity for you to contribute. Please turn up if you can for the time before or after your son’s match.

  McKay 1 McKay 2
8.00 am High 16A v Newington High 14B v Newington
9.00 am High 15A v Newington High 14A v Newington
10.00 am High 15B v Newington High 13D v Newington
11.00 am   High 13C v Newington
12.00 midday   High 13B v Newington
1.00 pm   High 13A v Newington
2.00 pm High 2nd XV v Newington  
3.00 pm High 1st XV v Newington  

Match Reports from last week

1st XV: In a great return to our home ground, McKay 1, the 1st XV put on a show worthy of our supporters. In a close game against St Joseph’s 3rds we ultimately went down in the final minutes to lose 19-16. With free-flowing rugby and an emphasis on territory we continued our run into form that sees every week a vast improvement on the last. With every player rising to the occasion of contesting a strong Joeys outfit we were unlucky not to finish with the win. From here we will look towards next week where we will be playing St Joseph’s 17A’s and continue searching for our deserving victory. Thank you for your continuing support.

15Bs: 15Bs lost 24-12. We started slowly conceding 3 early tries but good attack from our forwards resulted in a runaway try for Eric Li right before half time. We scored the 1st try in the second half thanks to some good captaincy and some cleverness by Jesse. But our ill-discipline and a sin-bin resulted in Joeys scoring 2 more tries.

14Bs: 14Bs 12 lost to Joeys 31. A large improvement from the 14Bs showed that they could string large amounts of phases together. However in defence the 14Bs allowed Joeys through too easily with some poor tackling. The 14Bs showed that they can play good rugby and with steady improvement can win games.

13Cs: On Saturday, 15th August, the 13Cs played against Joeys at Rushcutters Bay. Right after the Cs kick-off, Joeys scored a try straight up, followed by a beautiful conversion. Everyone on our team was disappointed, but we didn’t give up. The rest of the first half wasn’t so bad, with High only letting in 4 tries, an improvement compared to last week. We made some good tackles, but we still didn’t score. The second half was worse than the first, with High letting in 7 tries. By the end of the day, the Cs were exhausted and hurting, but we all had fun.

13Ds: The 13Ds played Joeys, a formidable opponent, but showing much improvement from their first game. The tackling had improved significantly, and the team never gave up, which eventually led to two tries. Congratulations on a great effort by the entire team, and an extra congratulations to Pinyan Gao and Bevan Xie who managed to score their first tries of the season. Overall, a good job.

A reminder for all Team Captains to please submit their Match Reports direct to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 6.00pm Sunday evenings. Match Reports also appear on the High Rugby Website www.highrugbyfriends.com.au

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SHS Football: The Onion Bag

End of Season Football Dinner and Awards night
Will be held on Thursday September 10th in the Great Hall, from 6.30 pm. Full details and payment slip is in High notes and available from the IA staff room.

Fixtures this Saturday
The majority of our matches are against Scots at Centennial Park and Moore Park West fields this Saturday. Note: Some matches in some age groups and opens have been shuffled around. The fixture list is correct. Read it carefully to ensure you are at the right match at the right time.

Dolan Cup, Golden boot and Golden Gloves
I’m still awaiting result details from many teams. A team representative needs to see me to find out which match results are missing and provide details to ensure your team Dolan Cup points are up to date. Teams with match results to be submitted:

5th 6th 7th 9th 10th 16A 16B 16E 15C 15D 15E 14B 14D 13A 13B 13E

Dolan Cup as of 19/8
P Team Points P Team Points
1st 8th 19 9th 16E 9
2nd 10th 12 10th 16A 9
3rd 15B 11 11th 15A 8
4th 16C 11 12th 5th 8
5th 4th 11 13th 13C 7
6th 14E 10 14th 14C* 7
7th 3rd 10 15th 15C 7
8th 1st 10 16th 9th 7


Golden Boot as of 19/8
Allan Yang (10ths) 7 Vincent Wang (16C) 2
Ian Lu (8ths) 5 Sameer Nene (14E) 2
Victor Ho (14E) 5 Max Chien (15B) 2
Nick Dimitropoulos (1st) 3 Phillip Kurts (3rds) 2
Brandon Chau (14C) 2 Vincent Wang (16C) 2
Jerry Zhou (15B) 2    

GPS Tables

1st Grade

Points Table
School W D L F A T
SIC 4 - - 14 2 12
NC 3 - 1 15 9 9
SBHS 2 1 1 5 5 7
TKS 1 2 1 7 10 5
TSC 1 1 1 3 6 4
SJC 1 - 2 9 5 3
SHORE 1 - 3 4 9 3
SGS - - 4 3 12 0

2nd Grade

Points Table
School W D L F A T
NC 3 1 - 6 2 10
SIC 3 - 1 12 4 9
SHORE 3 - 1 4 3 9
TKS 3 - 1 8 4 9
SJC 1 2 - 3 1 5
SGS - 1 3 1 10 1
TSC - - 3 1 5 0
SBHS - - 4 5 10 0

Match Reports

1st XI v King’s Drew 1-1
2nd XI v King’s Lost 1-4

With high hopes after our best preparation for the season, the High 2nd XI was out played by a strong Kings outfit. An uneven pitch made it difficult to control the ball and High struggled to maintain possession for any great length of time. One bright light for the 2nd XI came from Ryan Caetano who showed strength and skill to burst his way through the King’s defence and neatly slot past the keeper into the net.

16Cs v King’s Lost 0-3
Playing away from home, and against King’s was always going to be a tough task but due to our own defensive errors, King’s won comfortably. Both sides used their defenders to their maximum potential as clearing up the field became a regular practice. It looked much like a tennis match as the midfield watched on and contributed little, with both teams jockeying for possession. As the game wore on, the game expanded into the midfield with King’s capitalising twice before the break when communication mishaps quelled any chance of pegging it back.

The second half saw a steely High midfield battle it out to present ourselves with a chance. L Sheldon and A Mokdad tried their hearts out to level the scores but unfortunately came up short. Throughout the game, we made some breaks down the right flank but we were further disheartened by another lucky goal. Although the game ended with a loss of three-nil, it did not accurately depict the balance of the sides and even contest. This was our first loss of the season but we still remain an outfit to be reckoned with.
Iftiar Khan, Captain 16Cs

15Ds v King’s Drew 1-1
The 15Ds started strongly but missed some early chances due to King’s defence. The opening minutes saw the ball mainly in the opposition’s half but they counter-attacked but we stayed calm and did not let them have a shot at goal. When they eventually got a chance at goal it was saved beautifully by Brandon. At the end of the first half both teams were goalless. High started the second half well but could not get a shot in. Both teams were tiring and the opposition’s strikers managed to score the first goal of the game. With only five minutes remaining until full time, High was more determined than ever to score the equaliser. Some rushed shots saw the ball fly over the upright. Eventually a brilliant shot from Branavan, over the keeper saw High draw the game.

13Cs v King’s Drew 1-1
The 13Cs kicked off with 'High' spirits following their victory last week against Riverview. However, an experienced and coordinated strike from King’s saw an early goal. As the match heated up, consistent saves from Eric Yu (13Es) kept the score at 1-0 in favour of King’s at half time. Following a drink break and several hints and tips, the boys returned to the field with determination in their eyes and a clear resolve to fight back. King’s were quicker, bigger and stronger. However, a solid defence line guided by captain David Evans rendered future attacks useless. With 10 minutes to go the 13Cs were eager to equalise and the opportunity finally presented with centre mid Andrew Cheung boasting a fantastic shot at goal. The boys finished off proudly with a 1-1 draw.

Quotes of the Week
Reporter to Newcastle's Shola Ameobi: 'Do you have a nickname?'
Ameobi: 'No, not really'
Reporter: 'So what does Bobby Robson call you?'
Ameobi: 'Carl Cort.'

Interviewer: 'Would it be fair to describe you as a volatile player?'
David Beckham: 'Well, I can play in the centre on the right and occasionally on the left side.'

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Open Day Parent Volunteers Needed

Sydney Boys High Open Day

Thursday 24th September 9.30am to 12.30pm

Can you come and help the P & C to welcome prospective parents to the School? We need volunteer parents to help serve morning tea and chat to visiting parents, answering their questions, such as:
“How did your son settle in?”
“What sport does your son play?”
“Is your son involved in music?”

It’s a very enjoyable morning and all you need bring is your friendly smile.

Please contact Barbara Taylor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0410 268 444 if you are able to help out. Thank you

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