High Notes, Vol 11 No 13, May 07 2010

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From the Principal

High Talent
Congratulations to Oliver Tseu-Tjoa (7T) who won the Year 7 Division of the Sydney Writers’ Festival ‘Writenow!’ competition. Jasper Garay (Year 10) was selected in the U16 NSW basketball team. Congratulations, Jasper! Good news for Christopher Pinto (Year 10) who was selected in the East Sydney Region Hockey team. Well done! High was ranked as the second best school in NSW and Australia in the National Geographic Channel Australian Geography Competition. Jemy Ma and Aaron Wong (Year 8) came equal first in the state in the competition. Very well done boys!

Great Hall Male Toilets
The roller shutter in the boys’ toilets will be activated next week to shut off a section of the toilets. This action has become necessary because of repeated graffiti attacks in the area over several years. Despite our efforts to keep the area clean and serviceable, the vandalism by individuals has continued. The area will be refurbished and repainted. For a trial period, the toilets will be locked in the refurbished section and will be restricted in use for only examination periods and special school events. The door at the foot of the stairs from the Great Hall will be locked. The entrance to the toilets will now only be by way of The Flat. I exhort students to be more respectful of the facilities provided and maintained for their benefit.

General Service Contributions
Thank you to the parents of Years 7, 8 and 11 students who have supported the school so strongly in the first half of the year. The results can be seen in the extra resources and improved facilities that the cash flow has allowed us to begin rolling out. It would be really helpful if the parents of Years 9, 10 and 12 matched their contribution level this term.

Encapsulation Works Commence!
This week the long awaited encapsulation works commenced being carried out by JC Excavations. A work site has been established and portable fencing erected. I apologise for the timing of this project. It has been delayed twice before when scheduled for school vacations so this time when they said they were ready to go I responded quickly in the affirmative. The works will extend for about four weeks. Concreting, asphalting, kerbing and landscaping around the perimeter of the gym will really make a great deal of difference to the area. Students are asked to respect the barriers and work site areas and avoid them as much as possible.

iNet Australia
I spent several days in Melbourne this week at a conference at the MCG. iNet is a growing network of innovative schools committed to achieving systematic, significant and sustained change. The network connects transformational learning communities on a global basis. The network attracts leading edge scholars and practitioners. It stresses cross sectoral participation. It sets up frameworks for raising achievement projects. Schools do not have to work alone to try to make sustained changes in their schools, they work with others to achieve their goals. In June, 2009 the iNet Charter for Action was drawn up at a meeting in Mauritius. iNet offers High an opportunity to interact with innovative schools on a world-wide basis. I will be discussing the benefits of affiliation with the Executive.
Dr K A Jaggar

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Sports Donations

GPS sports competition is very demanding on people and resources. At High we have ongoing needs for facilities development, equipment and development through expert coaching. If you would like to help through a tax deductible donation for a particular sport, the appropriate form can be posted to you by calling 9361 6910. Alternatively, you can go to our website www.sydneyboyshigh.com click on Sport /Sports Donations to download either Development Donation Form or Equipment and Facility Donation Form.

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From the Andrews Library

LIBRARY BOOK FAIR – “Read first” donations can also be purchased Online from Borders Website.
In other cases the bookseller will collect money /online purchase orders on the day.

Both librarians have been entering books suitable for Senior Boys onto the Sydney Boys High Book Fair Website - follow links and click in to view full catalogue on sydneyboyshigh.com website.

These books have “Seniors” on the comments and can be searched so they are all together so senior boys do not have to scroll through the 39 pages on this site. This is a great opportunity for Senior Boys to hand pick books for their new library. In doing this they will have a lasting impact on the learning of the boys who follow them on at High.

The 2 libraries hope to display all boys books currently on view at Borders Bondi Junction (approx 800 books) on Friday May 28th – the day of the Book Fair. We are very grateful for the polite assistance we have had from Borders while we compiled this list and for Borders agreeing to deliver and pick up all of these books for the display and Borders Online providing a good discount for our parents to purchase.

The Mothers' Day pre Book Fair 25% off deal is no longer open.

Book Reviews on books you are browsing can be found by double clicking on the book of your choice on the Book Fair selection.

The idea of the Book Fair is for every boy to select and donate one book to his library. Each boy will be the first to read his newly covered book.

BORDERS SPECIAL CODE NEEDED- The next edition of High Notes and a newsletter home will advertise exactly how to order your Book Fair donation – to get 20% off a code will need to be added to the order. Borders Online is getting back to us on this.

SOME VERY THOUGHTFUL DONATIONS Thanks to Brendan Cheung Year 12 who popped in with 2 lovely books to donate to the Library. Brendan donated King Arthur, Dragon’s Child by MK Hulme and a Leon Uris novel

Thanks also to Barbara Taylor - a fabulous supporter of the Library for many years - who dropped in personally with 4 books – Warriors of God James Western Jnr, Young Nick’s Head – Karen Hesse, The Lacuna – Barbara Kingsolver, The Little Stranger – Sarah Waters.
Mrs Crothers

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High Society

The Bulletin Board for Sydney Boys High P & C

Julie Connolly
P&C President.

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

Year 7 Parent Meeting
Thank you to all those Year 7 parents who participated in last Monday’s first parent meeting. We had a terrific turnout. The meeting received information from P&C representatives and Old Boys on the value of and commitment required for participation in co-curricular programs. Year 7 Co-ordinator Ms Rachael Howland, addressed the meeting on Year 7 homework and study requirements, the English curriculum and school report formats. Thank you particularly to Ms Howland and our Old Boys for devoting time to this important first meeting.

Four Year 7 parents volunteered to be Year Group Reps, so the Year 7 Gmail account is now up and running. If you do not think your email address is included in the Year 7 parents contact list or it may be incorrect, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register your email address.

Monthly Giving Program
The P&C and the School will shortly commence an active campaign to reacquaint our School community with the Monthly Giving Program. We are calling for volunteers from the school community who can assist with this project. Please contact Julie Connolly This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0418 470 203 if you can spare some time to telephone fellow parents and speak to them about the Monthly and Annual Giving Programs.

The School has short, medium and long term building and grounds projects that are part of the School’s overall plan to provide the best facilities and educational programs it can, to further the School's ethos of the pursuit of all-round excellence. To achieve these goals, the School depends upon its community of parents, Old Boys and supporters for financial support. Planned projects include Stage Two: Library and Multipurpose Centre. We have $800,000 so far allocated to Stage Two. We need to at least double this.

The tax deductible Monthly Giving Program helps to fund these building and development goals. An arrangement is in place with ANZ Bank for automatic monthly deductions from a nominated credit card. You can elect to give $50, $40, $30, $20 or $10 each month for a period of twelve months. Your nominated amount, along with name and credit card details are sent to the bank electronically. At the end of the financial year, the school issues an annual statement as evidence of tax deductible donations. You can opt in or out of the scheme by notifying the school in writing five working days before the 15th of each month.

If you would like to reacquaint yourself with ways of donating to Sydney Boys High School Building Fund, please refer to the School’s website and download the appropriate donation forms. Thank you for your support of our boys.

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Drama News

A big congratulations must go out to all the students who auditioned for a position in the 2010 Drama Ensemble and Circus Troupe. Everyone had loads of energy and enthusiasm whilst demonstrating such interesting and diverse talents. The two groups have already begun rehearsals for the upcoming Drama Festival and should be commended for their efforts.

The 2010 Drama Ensemble
Vishnu Avudainayagam
Wesley Beare
Ashley Chan
Jonathan Freiberg
David Huang
Sumen Kumveswaran
Chi Mao
Sam Marques
Varunan Murugananthan
Khushaal Vyas

The 2010 Circus Troupe
Chris Oei
Steven Chung
Carl Luiker
Sherman Du
Sam Marques
Sikandar Hussaini
Jun Park
Daniel Fang
Wesley Beare
Edric Wang
Agnish Nayak
Soloman Saleh
Darren Li

Jennie Rohr
Drama Department

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Boggabilla Central School Annual Visit

Billets are required for three nights from Monday 24 May to Thursday May 27. There will be a mixture of boys and girls varying in ages from 13 to 17. If you are interested please contact Mr Barris. It is easier if you can take two billets as the Boggabilla students are quite shy.

Attached is the proposed itinerary and it is expected our students will accompany them on some of the activities. The highlight for our guests is the State of Origin and tickets will be provided so that students can travel to the game and return with them.

Arrive at Boathouse (Outterside Centre) 5pm
SBHS provide dinner Mr Devlin & Mr Luscombe

Pack up bus and breakfast (own)
-Ferry ride to Milsons Point
-Walk over Harbour Bridge
-Walk to Rocks Museum

Meet at Circular Quay, school bus will pick up and take to school

Compete in Jaggar Gift a staggered race over 1.6km, enjoy BBQ with billets.

Attend talk by Boori Pryor in Great Hall with Year 7, periods 5 & 6

Go home with Billets 3:30pm

Meet at school at 9:00am

Take bus to Maroubra beach for surf lessons and touch football, Shopping at Eastgardens if wet.

Return to school for periods 5 & 6
Attend connected classroom for link up with Boggabilla or attend normal classes or have laptop session with our students.
Go home with billets at 3:30 pm

8.30am meet at school
10:00am to 12;30pm at Powerhouse?
12.45pm to 3:00pm Shalom House/Tour of Uni/Lunch Basketball with SBHS
5pm Dinner with SBHS-Pizza
Train to State of Origin
Go home with Billets

9am meet at school Presentation and departure

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From the Canteen

We have a wide range of hot food on offer and limited oven space. While we try hard to second guess what all you boys (and teachers) will want to eat on a given day, it is very hard to get it right without your input. Which is why we want to thank the many boys who have made good use of the lunch order system (order between 8.30 - 9.00 am) Their favourites are there waiting for them at lunch time, reserved, so the boy just ahead of them in line won't get the last one.

Have you tried out the hot soup and roast vegetable pasta yet? With the days getting cooler, come and see what else is on offer at canteen!!

To our helpers from last week...
Agnes Leo, May Ip, Rena (Yan Mei Yin), Ping, Julie (Zhu Zhu Zang ), Jenny Rajendram, Faye Huang, Sue Rynsaardt, Sally Allingham, Diana Sutherland, Gina Jun, Li Ling Chen, Alice Paul, Rebecca Tsai, Kate Price, David Mah
thank you!

Many thanks especially to those parents who played ‘tag team’ one day between the High Store and Canteen helping out for a bit in one and then the other. The staff of both really appreciated your efforts at a time when it was needed – it’s not just the boys who can show what High spirit can be!! A message also from the canteen managers to the Prefect body – it’s good to have you back!!
Thank you
The Canteen Team

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Wet Weather Information - Saturday Sport

For regular updates on Saturday sport during times of inclement weather, parents and students are asked to check the school’s website throughout the day. The information can be found by going to the school’s website at www.sydneyboyshigh.com then by clicking on the fixture details under the heading of ‘Upcoming events’ i.e. Saturday, May 8 SHS v SGS and St Augustine’s. Cancellations can then be found by scrolling down the page to the specific sport and team. If there is no information specific to sport cancellations then assume by default that sport will go ahead. Please note that the current ‘Sports Wet Weather line’ is inoperable.

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Changes to Sport Policy

Students and parents should read the changes to the School’s Sport Policy which is detailed on the school’s website and outlined below:

Sport Policy
Sydney Boys High encourages participation in team sports for educational reasons. Team sports build a sense of belonging in boys, a connectedness with the school; teamwork skills are developed; individual self-confidence and self-esteem are enhanced through group endeavour; and socialisation at school is fostered through ready topics of conversation among team members. Teams help and protect their members.

Sydney Boys High is unique among NSW state secondary schools due to its membership since 1906 of the Athletic Association of Great Public Schools, formed in 1892 to order and regulate sporting fixtures for schools with senior students. The other eight members of this Association (commonly called the 'GPS') are private schools.

The school expects students to engage in at least one GPS sport per year. This commitment includes Saturday competition. We encourage boys to get involved in aerobic fitness activities (the athletics and cross country programs) to help them in their chosen sports. To help their strength in anaerobic activities we offer supervised weights training.

The policy of the school is that sport is compulsory all year for students in Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 and for up until the HSC exams in Year 12. Those students who are unable to participate in Saturday sport are to address this in writing with complete details to the Head Teacher-Sport at the beginning of the year.

It is the policy of the school to support GPS sports in the season that they are contested by the members of the Athletic Association of the Great Public Schools.

This means that equipment costs, venue hire, travel to certain venues, particular coaching fees, competition entry fees, charges for referees or umpires, capitation fees and entry fees for knockout competitions, are paid for from school funds. Competition entry fees for representative teams for all sports are paid for from school funds. The school charges parents a global fee and in addition, a sports levy, to cover these costs.

Saturday Sport Absences During the recent summer season it was noticed that a number of students were absent from sport on Saturdays with no explanation. These led to a number of embarrassing incidents, where teams were left short and apologies were made to the opposing school. For Sydney Boys High School to be recognised as a serious opponent in the AAGPS, then a number of changes have been made to rectify this problem for future Saturday fixtures.

Students and parents are asked to communicate known absences to the Master in Charge (MIC) and to their specific team coach in the week leading up the match. If a student is ill, it is expected the illness will be communicated directly to the coach and Master in Charge (MIC) on the day of the match. Students who do not communicate illnesses or absences will be given a warning ‘Yellow Card’. A further breach in terms of an unexplained absence will mean a red card in which the student will be suspended from the sport for 2 weeks. If a third unexplained absence occurs, then the student will be removed from the sport for the remainder of the season. For a student to receive credit towards their Half Yearly and Yearly Reports, 100% attendance or full communication of absences is expected.

In summary:
First unexplained absence = warning, Yellow Card

Second unexplained absence = Removed from the sport for two weeks, Red Card

Third unexplained absence = removed from the sport for the remainder of the season

100% attendance = credit given for participation on Half Yearly/Yearly Reports

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High Rugby

Senior Rugby players which include the 16s have been involved in working together to improve the standard of Rugby played at High. The key strategic areas we can improve upon are

  1. Strength
  2. Speed and Agility
  3. Skills (Defence and attacking guides)
  4. Vision.

Each individual senior player can check their Conditioning and Rugby training attendance on spreadsheets soon to be posted on the Senior Rugby Notice Board located in the Canteen Area. A number of Year 10 and Year 11 players will need to improve their attendance to these sessions if they are to be recognised by the school for their efforts.

The following players have been regular with their Conditioning and Rugby training and as a consequence will trial at the 1st XV level.
Year 11
Michael Phung, Oliver Pierce, Jonah Petrie and Leon Li.

What is pleasing to see is the consistent logging and enthusiasm most of the Year12 players are bringing to the group as a whole. The following players need to be congratulated for not only being excellent role models with their training regime but also for helping to prepare the rest of the seniors for the challenge ahead. Quite often one of these players will go out of his way to assist a Year 10 or 11 player who may be experiencing difficulty understanding or performing the required skill.

Michael Ambrose 12
Gareth Deacon 12
George Denny -Smith 12
Dominic Edgtton 12
Leo Gordon 12
 Brian Kelly 12
Max Kite 12
Alex Koerber 12
Frank Li 12
Jack Musgrove 12
Greg Shargorodsky 12
Guoxi-Bill Wang 12
James Whiting 12
Steven Yoon 12

Congratulations must also go to the Senior Rugby Prefects Alex Koerber and George D-Smith who have been reliable, involved and positive about the direction Rugby is taking at SBHS

The 1st XV player must consistently complete at least 5 sessions of training a week.

  • A minimum of 2 sessions of strength training in the school gym under the guidance of Mr Tassell.
  • 3 sessions of Rugby one of which includes a sprint and agility session.

The 2nd XV and 16A player must consistently log 4 sessions of training a week.

  • A minimum of 1 session of strength training in the school gym under the guidance of Mr Tassell.
  • 3 sessions of Rugby one of which includes a sprint and agility session.

Note- Only under special known circumstances can players opt to include an extra strength session to make up for a missed Rugby training session. This does not prevent any players from completing an extra strength training session if they wish to do so. The strength training session must be signed by Mr Tassell in the Senior Rugby logbook and submitted to Mr Scrivener for logging.

The Rugby sessions are logged according to your attendance and participation on the following training days.

Monday 3:30 to 5:30pm at Moore Park West
Wednesday 1:30 to 3:30pm at Mackay
Thursday 3:30 to 5:30pm at Mackay

Wet weather- Training is always on and senior players are to meet in the gym.

Players must submit a signed note from their parent or guardian if unable to attend a training session preferably before the event.

A small number of players have indicated they want to play rugby but find it difficult to follow the strict training schedule for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, the school cannot provide sporting references or student sporting awards to the senior students who have played limited rugby or do not log consistently. Many institutions (eg Sydney University) are now seeking students who not only perform academically but respond strongly to sporting challenges. Please check your logging before you think you should be rewarded for your participation in GPS Rugby.

Senior Coaches
Mr Aldous, Mr Cipolla, Mr Scrivener, Mr M. Smith, Mr Tassell

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Sydney Boys High School Fencing

It was a gruelling 8 ½ hrs at Newington on Saturday with a sizable SBHS contingent making it past the elimination rounds of the U13 and U15 School Championship individuals. Hayden Rabone fought admirably to be placed equal 4th in the U15s. Hayden joined SBHS fencing this year and is a member of the North Sydney Fencing club. Training throughout the year has obvious benefits. Ian Li also had a great day coming in at 14th closely followed by Ashley Chan 19th, and Mathew Chan 24th and Shaun Pak 25th. Mathew and Shaun were both at the French Tour and had missed preparatory training so went into the Competition pretty cold. The U13s performed well and David Huang placed 8th [David also joined SBHS fencing this year and is a North Sydney club member also], Gideon Kwok 20th, Christopher Chen 27th and Chen Yu Wang 28th. Our other U13 fencers didn’t proceed past the elimination poules. This was to be expected since the Year 7 fencers have never experience electric fencing and have only just been introduced to this sport.

A big thank you to the parents who came along and supported the fencers, feeding them and cheering them along. We had to be exceptionally patient due to the unprecedented high numbers entering the competition this year.

Thank you also to Ian Ho and Albert Nguyen who came to support and mentor the new fencers on a weekend during their exams.

I would also like to thank the parents and boys who assisted Yvette Hauser with parking during the holidays. An order has been placed for the electric gear we have been wishing for over the years.
J May
MIC Fencing

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Sydney Boys Zone Athletics Team

2010 Thursday 29th June

Thursday 29th June all day (8.00am – 3.15pm).

If you do not wish to compete at the Zone Carnival you must let Mr Devlin know immediately

EVENT 1st Competitor 2nd Competitor 3rd Competitor (C) or reserve (R) C or R
12 YEARS        
100 M Johnson Tran Calvin Zhou Kevin Robinson C
200 M Calvin Zhou James Tinker Kazuo Nakamura C
800 M James Tinker Chris Lee Andrew Nam R
90 Hurdles James Tinker Kelvin Liang William Chang R
High Jump Chris Lee James Tinker Kevin Robinson R
Long Jump Chris Lee Kevin Robinson   R
Shot Put Kazuo Nakamura Johnson Tran Bill Zhuang R
Relays Johnson Tran Calvin Zhou Kevin Robinson James Tinker
13 YEARS        
100 M Anthony Chen Joshua Leo Philip Lam C
200 M Joshua Leo Leonard Mah Anthony Chen C
800 M Joshua Leo Philip Lam Leonard Mah R
90 Hurdles Joshua Leo Henry Feng Luke Hoad R
High Jump Joshua Leo Leonard Mah Carl Yang R
Discuss Henry Feng James Lian   R
Javelin Andrew Liu Zhang, Tyson Yi, Rex R
Long Jump Lam, Martin Andrew Liu Zhuang, Wei Li R
Shot Put Joshua Leo Henry Feng William Wu R
Relays Anthony Chen Joshua Leo Philip Lam Leonard Mah
14 YEARS        
100 M Terence Pham Maurice Lam Anton Brokman C
200 M Anton Brokman Maurice Lam Vasu Bhakri C
400 M Anton Brokman Eugene Lee Dominic Mah C
800 M Anton Brokman Eugene Lee Ned Anson R
1500 M Anton Brokman Ned Anson Steve Comninos R
100 Hurdles Dominic Mah Eugene Lee Liu, Kenny R
High Jump Terence Pham Dominic Mah   R
Discuss Brendan Guan Terence Pham Steve Comninos R
Javelin Brendan Guan Chris Mao Allen Chen R
Long Jump Maurice Lam Anton Brokman Byron Chen R
Shot Put Steve Comninos Howjer Gu Ray Fang R
Relays Terence Pham Maurice Lam Anton Brokman Vasu Bhakri
15 YEARS        
100 M Edward Zhang Ollie Meroni Ming Chin C
200 M Ming Chin Ollie Meroni Edward Zhang C
400 M Lloyd Perris Lahiru Katupitiya Ming Chin C
800 M Lloyd Perris Ollie Meroni Siddharth Sethi R
1500 M Lloyd Perris Ollie Meroni Oliver Kirk R
3000 M Lloyd Perris Ollie Meroni Oliver Kirk R
100 Hurdles Ivor Metcalf Patrick Krakovsky Jonathan Clements-Lendrum R
High Jump Ivor Metcalf Harry Heo Patrick Krakovsky R
Discuss Eamon Kelly Tony Li Jaspar Garay R
Javelin Jaspar Garay Allen Fu Dennis Duong R
Long Jump Patrick Krakovsky Ivor Metcalf Harry Heo R
Shot Put Eamon Kelly Dennis Duong Jaspar Garay R
Triple Jump Patrick Krakovsky Ivor Metcalf Anton Brokman R
Relays Edward Zhang Ollie Meroni Ming Chin Lawlex Chung
16 YEARS        
100 M Scott Renzenbrink Michael Phung Andrew Fong C
200 M Scott Renzenbrink Michael Phung Andrew Fong C
400 M Michael Phung Andrew Fong Prashan Prabaharan C
800 M Adam Booth Pasan Pannila Jeremy Dobrowolski R
1500 M Adam Booth Pasan Pannila Jeremy Dobrowolski R
110 Hurdles Kumudika Gunaratne Jesse Moffat Andrew Fong R
High Jump Scott Renzenbrink Jesse Moffat   R
Discuss Scott Renzenbrink Ben Wilcox Subramaniam, Sangeeth R
Javelin Jeremy Dobrowolski Scott Renzenbrink Benjamin Laird R
Long Jump Scott Renzenbrink Tian Ling Michael Phung R
Shot Put Danny Chandra Leo Lu Jesse Moffat R
Triple Jump Scott Renzenbrink Tian Ling Kumudika Gunaratne R
Relays Scott Renzenbrink Prashan Prabaharan Andrew Fong Michael Phung
100 M Brian Kelly Jeremy Rajendram Anosh Kanagaratnam C
200 M Jeremy Rajendram Brian Kelly Anosh Kanagaratnam C
400 M Anosh Kanagaratnam Jeremy Rajendram Francis Torok C
800 M Francis Torok Samuel Lane Laurence Liu R
1500 M Francis Torok Samual Lane Lachlan Perris R
3000 M Francis Torok Samual Lane Lachlan Perris R
110 Hurdles Christopher Morrow Stephen Yoon Austyn Guo R
High Jump Christopher Morrow Andrew Huynh Maximillian Kite R
Discuss Maximillian Kite Alex Feng Mohit Tugnait R
Javelin Maximillian Kite Raghib Siddiquee James Han R
Long Jump Tony Xiao Jeremy Rajendram Anosh Kanagaratnam R
Shot Put Maximillian Kite Jack Musgrove Iftiar Khan R
Triple Jump Christopher Morrow Maximillian Kite Anosh Kanagaratnam R
Relays Brian Kelly Jeremy Rajendram Anosh Kanagaratnam Joshua Tassell

Please Note

  • If you cannot make the day inform Mr Devlin immediately
  • 3 Competitors are allowed for 100m, 200m & 400m.
  • All other 3rd placed athletes are reserves.
  • Carnival is held at ES Marks on Thursday 29th June all day 8am -3.15pm.
  • Students are to make there own way to the fields (see attached map).
  • Selections are subject to change
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Eastern Suburbs Zone Secondary Schools

Annual Athletics Carnival – 2010

Dear Parent

The Eastern Suburbs Zone Athletics Carnival will be held at ES Marks, Sydney Athletics Field, Anzac Parade, Kensington on Thursday 29th June all day (8.00am – 3.15pm). Your son has been selected to represent Sydney Boys High at this carnival. Senior athletes need only attend for their events (they may go back to school to attend their normal classes). The boys will need shorts (Light Blue or Black) and a High athletics Singlet or a House PE shirt.

Athletes will bring their own food on the day and there will be a canteen at the grounds. Theft at carnivals is a common occurrence so please ask you son not to take valuables to this event.

Any athlete who finishes first or second in this event will be selected in the zone team to compete at the Sydney East Area Carnival on the 3rd and 4th August.

Getting to ES Marks Athletics Field go to Trip planner and timetables: Contact Transport Infoline, visit www.131500.com or call 131 500.

No athlete will be allowed to attend this event unless he has returned his permission note to Mr Devlin.

Please complete the permission slip [available in the PDF version of this issue of High Notes] and return to Mr Devlin ASAP.

Mr R.Devlin
MIC Athletics

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2010 Cross Country Team for Zone Carnival

20th May at Centennial Park
Students need to collect information and permission notefrom Mr Prorellis or Mr Kesting

ARUDSELVAN Supan        
BEARE William Wesley    
CHANG William           
CHEN Yu-Fan             
HOAD Luke       
HUSSAINI Ibrahim        
LEE Chris       
LI Shane Shangxuan      
LIN Rolland     
TAING Anthony   
TINKER James    
ZHOU Calvin     
ZHUANG Bill     
ANSON Ned       
DU William      
FENG Henry      
HE Andrew       
KONG Brendan    
LEE Eugene      
LEE Lokgei      
LEO Joshua      
SHI Andrew      
WU William      
YU Michael      
ANGELL Braden   
BHAKRI Vasu     
CLEMENTS-LENDRUM Jonathan       
KIRK Oliver     
MAH Dominic     
MAI Han Lin     
MERONI Oliver   
STOJANOVIK Marco        
TANG Nelson     
WANG James      
BOOTH Adam      
CHIN Ming       
FANG Lucas      
FONG Andrew     
JONES Max       
KATUPITIYA Lahiru       
LEE Oscar       
MEHMEDBASIC Ennes       
PERRIS Lloyd    
PURCAL Andreas  
SETHI Siddharth 
WONG Kah-Yang   
YE Vincent      
ZHOU Jerry      
BESTON Samuel   
DIEP Thomas     
DOBROWOLSKI Jeremy      
GOLLAN Timothy  
LANE Samuel     
PANNILA Pasan   
TOROK Francis   
WONG Yale       
CARR Michael    
CHEN Dale       
CHEUNG Brendan  
DEACON Gareth   
LAZAROU Alexander       
LIU Laurence    
LUO Daniel      
NIU Guangzhi    
PAUL Antony     
PERRIS Lachlan  
SAUNDERS Alexander      
SCHILLING Hayden        
WONG Chun       
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The 'Jaggar Gift'

The Race of Champions

Sydney High Athletics, Cross Country and the PD/Health/PE Department are holding the “Jaggar Gift” on Moore Park West. The race will be run as a handicap to give all competitors an equal chance of success. The top ten 1.6km athletes from each Year in the junior school (Years 7, 8 and 9) and the senior school (Years 10, 11 and 12) will be given the opportunity to participate in this race. Year 12 students may self nominate. The junior race will run first, following a 3 minute interval the senior race will commence.. The ‘Jaggar Gift’ will take place on Monday 24th May 2010 on a modified 1.6km course on Moore Park West.

Brief history of ‘Gift Races’
The earliest record of athletics competition in Australia was from 1810 in Hyde Park, Sydney where Dicky Dowling won a sprint race over 50 yards. Professional athletics grew considerably around this time. Stories of huge crowds placing enormous wagers on the success of incredible feats of athletes paint a colourful picture of the sport in these early days. Professional foot racing boomed during the mid 1800s particularly in the gold rush towns of New South Wales and Victoria. Miners raced against each other in handicapped races for the gift of a gold nugget offered by the mine owner. ‘Gift’ races were born.

How does the race work on the day?
We will compute your handicap according to the 1.6k runs you have completed over the last year to determine your starting time. A list of runners will be posted around the school over the coming weeks. The runner with the largest predicted handicap starts first. For the start, the clock is set at this number of seconds and begins counting down. Other runners start when their handicap time (written on their race number - bib) comes up on the clock. When the clock reaches zero, all runners have started.

Lunch Time - Monday, 24th May, 2010

Where: Moore Park West

Senior Prizes:
1st $40
2nd $20
3rd $15

Junior Prizes:
1st $40
2nd $20
3rd $15

Instructions to competitors:

  1. Juniors and seniors will pick up their race number (with handicap time), safety pins and be marked off on the race list from the History Staff room.
  2. You must wear the proper PE/Athletics gear. Runners who turn up in the wrong gear will NOT race.


  1. Race numbers must be affixed on the front with a safety pin on each corner. Do this well beforehand.
  2. BE ON TIME and REMEMBER YOUR HANDICAP. The first race will Start at 1:05pm SHARP with or without you, outside the Main Building on Moore Park West.
  3. No pushing or shoving particularly as the faster runners make their way through the field past younger runners. Any interference with another runner will result in disqualification.
  4. Runners on the tougher handicaps must take particular caution when passing runners in front of them. There are some points on the course that are not ideal for overtaking. A runner in front of another runner must not hinder a runner coming from behind who is trying to overtake.
  5. At the completion of both races you will have approx 15 minutes to recover and change to be ready for period 5. Do not be late to class.
  6. Race times and places will be published in High Notes.

For additional information please contact:
Mr Devlin on 0403829344 or by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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TheatreSports Challenge

Impro Australia proudly presents the TheatreSports 2010 Schools Challenge

During May and June, over 100 schools from NSW will be taking part in the TSC.

They’re all trying for a place in the TSC Grand Final at the Enmore Theatre on June 20th.

Date: Thursday May 20th
Time: 7pm
Venue: Sydney Boys High School, Moore Park Surry Hills
Tickets: $5, available at the door

Heat 6 SENIOR teams are…
Sydney Boys High School
Waverley College
Newtown High School
Randwick Girls High School
Sydney Girls High School
The Scots College

Check out all the 2010 TSC heats and teams info at www.improaustralia.com.au 

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High - First Ever - Book Fair

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Get the best books before they are removed from Sydney Boys Website!

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Sydney Boys High School
Moore Park
Surry Hills 2010

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