High Notes, Vol 11 No 20, June 25 2010

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From the Principal

High Talent
An historic victory for basketball was achieved when the Open Basketball team defeated the best public high schools in the state, shutting out Westfields Sports High to win the Shell Trophy. It was a great two days of coaching by Ben and Alex Hayman and a very impressive, focussed and disciplined response from all the boys to execute the game plans so perfectly. The win was even better because it was achieved without U17 Australian Forward Andrija Dumovic who was in training on the Gold Coast. The team was also underprepared because two players were returning from injury. The victory brought great credit to the team and the school. The team was: Leo Gordon, Daniel Jones, Christian Jurlina, Craig Moller, David Nguyen, Emmett Naar, Jeremy Rajendram, Joshua Sutton, Stepen Yoon and Jasper Garay. Congratulations to Antony Paul (1st grade) and Sam Lane (2nd grade) for their selections in the Combined GPS Football teams. Christopher Morrow (Year 11) was selected to play for NSW and Queensland in the Trans Tasman Volleyball Match (unfortunately won by NZ). Congratulations, Chris!

Opening of the new science laboratories
On Monday, June 28, the newly refurbished science laboratories will be officially opened at 1030 in room 602. Penny Sharpe, MLC, representing the Minister, will arrive at 1000 and will tour four of the new laboratories until 1030. After the official opening and unveiling of a commemorative plaque, morning tea will be served in the MacDonald Wing library. Parents, Year Group representatives and staff members who are free at that time are invited to join us to celebrate a very significant upgrade of High’s learning environment.

Student Reports
All students should have their reports. Parents should have discussed these reports with their sons. Ask yours for his! Parent -Teacher evenings for Years 7, 10-12 have been held. The final evening for Years 8 and 9 is on Wednesday evening. These occasions are important opportunities for us to become better partners in educating and developing your sons.

Joint SBHS-SGHS P & C Meeting
If you are a Year 8 or 9 parent, why not stay on after your teacher interviews and hear what Michael Carr-Gregg has to say about teenage development? The meeting and talk will commence at 7pm in the Great Hall.

End of Financial Year Giving Program
If you want something other than capital fundraising, sports or archives to donate to, what about considering our single scholarship – the Phillip Day Memorial Scholarship Fund? You could help make a difference in the life of a needy student, all rounder or serious athlete, either already at High or one coming to our school. If the idea of doing something for the future interests you, go to www.sydneyboyshigh.com / donations / scholarship fund to read more about the scholarship fund and how to donate towards it.

Faculty of Business and Economics - USyd
There are exciting things happening in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Sydney. The Bachelor of Commerce degree is being revamped and clearly differentiated from the Bachelor of Economics degree. Innovative approaches to course delivery are being undertaken. International experience at top notch universities can be accessed during the courses. Students with an eye on global business opportunities should make sure they have a good look at what is on offer at the University of Sydney.
Dr K A Jaggar

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Parent Teacher Interviews

For Years 8 and 9 will take place on
Wednesday 30 June 2010
3.00pm – 6.30pm

Booking interviews with your son’s teachers
This year we will again use a web based electronic scheduling system for arranging interviews. This produces better results for all participants, especially more compact time schedules for both parents and teachers. The system works as follows –

  • On Tuesday 22 June all parents of boys in Years 8 and 9 were sent by email details of the scheduling system and a unique code to be entered at www.edval.com.au/book .
  • This email was be sent to the address currently held by the school. If you did not receive this email you should notify the school at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it advising of this. Please indicate your son's name and roll class or date of birth so that the information can be forwarded to you.
  • On the Edval website you will see your son’s teachers listed and you will be able to select those with whom you require an interview. At the same time you can indicate your availability between 3:00 pm and 6:30 pm.
  • Once the majority of parents have requested interviews, the overall schedule will be generated by the school and your individual schedule should be available for you to download and print from two days before the interviews.
  • Boys from all Years will be dismissed from class at the conclusion of Period 5 on each day. School Special buses will run to normal schedules and there will be supervision in the Junior Quad of boys waiting for these buses.
  • 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.
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Global Leadership Convention

On the 11th of June, I and three other Sydney High students attended the World Vision Global Leadership Convention at Sydney Olympic Park. The focus of the Convention was to raise awareness about the Global Food Crisis and empower student leaders to take action. Throughout the day, we heard talks, watched videos, and took part in brainstorming sessions and interactive activities that made us consider the serious implications of the increasing world food prices that are forcing an added 100 million people in the world into starvation. For me, the convention was a real eye-opener and it was a very enriching experience. One of the ways we can help to resolve the Global Food Crisis is to sign up for the 40 Hour Famine. Just go to the world vision website and register.
Yixin Liu - 12S
Community Services Committee President

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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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Correction from Vol 11 No 19

The SBHS & SGHS SRC Talent Quest 2010 entry for June 18 was written by Samuel Beston Apologies for this omission.

Samuel demonstrated great leadership skills in heading this Talent Quest subcommittee on behalf of the SRC thank you and well done!!!

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Sydney High School Cadet Unit

Off to England
Six of our cadets are off to England to compete in the British Cadet full bore rifle competitions to be held at Bisley, Surrey. Leaving on 2nd July are :

Corporal Brendan Leo
Lance Corporal Dominic Tran
Cadet Adam Ceh
Cadet Dominic Tran
Cadet Ryan Woo
Cadet Yujin Wu

Three members of Knox Grammar School Cadet Unit will complete the Aussie team.

Our OC, Major Knowles will be the Team Commandant and Mr Chris Budd from Sydney High Rifle Club will be Team Coach.

The team will find time for some sightseeing including visits to London, Duxford and Portsmouth.

In order to be available for selection in the High teams at the GPS Rifle competition on 20-21 Jul, the cadet team will return to Sydney on Sunday 18th July.

A farewell reception will be held at the School on Thu 1 July at 6.30pm

Interestingly, High cadets and officers have been selected for every Australian cadet shooting team to England since the first tour in 1911!

July Promotion Courses
High cadets have been successful in obtaining places in the NSW promotion courses to be held a Singleton during the July school holidays.

Preparing to take the first steps up the promotion ladder at the Junior Leaders Course will be :

Cadet Ken Li Cadet Matthew Zhang Cadet Ronald Tran

Corporal James Lee will be attending the Senior NCO course in preparation for Sergeant rank.

Our candidates for the Warrant Officer/Cadet Under Officer Course are:

Staff Sergeant Jin Nguyen Sergeant Andrew Gong Sergeant Alex Saunders

Good luck to our candidates !

AAC National Youth Conference
Our Senior Under Officer, CUO Michael Do was selected to attend the AAC National Youth Conference held in Sydney recently.

The two day conference was attended by senior officers from National Headquarters and selected cadets from around the country.

Venue for the residential Conference was a city hotel, providing a welcome change from barracks accommodation. The conference gave youth members an opportunity to hear visiting experts in youth development speak of recent trends and ideas and allowed cadet members to provide feed back to our national commanders.

New Uniform Boots
Our cadets are now being issued with the new brown suede field boot. Together with the Hi Shine patent leather ceremonial boot, there is little left for the modern cadet to polish.

The old “spit & polish”, beloved of old time sergeant majors no longer forms part of the modern cadet’s day.
Richard Knowles
Major AAC

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Music Notes

Music Tour 2010 to France & Flanders
Music Tour Photos and Videos are now accessible to staff and students on the W Drive, Photo Archive, 2010, Music Tour 2010 (France & Flanders). More photos will be added each week and we ask that any student / parent who came on the Tour to please bring in their photos to the Music Staff to upload for everyone to view.

A letter from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs in appreciation of our involvement in the ANZAC Day Dawn service is included [in the PDF version of this issue of High Notes]. All students involved worked very hard in the preparation leading up to the tour and performed with excellence throughout the trip. Congratulations on your wonderful efforts and representing Sydney Boys High so proudly at the ANZAC Day Dawn service.

Fromelles is a beautiful little town just outside of Ypres where we were staying on our Music Tour. The small and spacious town maintains a history in the Battle of Fromelles where we would provide a concert at the St Jean Baptiste Church for the people of the town. Before our performance, we toured the memorial grounds and venues including a special WWI museum featuring historical items collected by the curator himself in the battlefields. Many of the boys also had the opportunity to see the new Australian cemetery being constructed, as a Frenchman in Australian apparel explained that new bodies had just been discovered. Most of us were sure to write down a few words of thanks in the public diary.

The concert in the Church began at 6pm with the whole set. All strings, concert band, stage band and soloists performed. The highlight of the concert was the stage band, performing a sharp, powerful and precise set of ‘Sydney By Night’, ‘Recycled Blues’ and ‘I Still Call Australia Home’ (featuring Christian Katsikaros). The response from the crowd was electric, particularly after the trombone battle between Steve Cominos and Cameron Morrison. The result was a unified applause, like that of a Sydney Boys High School Assembly, allowing for a much welcomed encore.

The Mayor of Fromelles took plenty of time to thank us at the finish on behalf of the town through the interpreter and invited us to a ‘light’ dinner where we were in fact fed like kings (no one could finish dessert except for Edric). The bus ride back to Albert was spent bursting out into chants for the whole hour. I have never seen such an elated group of people. The memory of Fromelles will surely be cherished by all the boys and teachers.
Michael Phung
Year 11

Marching Band Performance
The Marching Band will be performing next Tuesday 29th of March 2010 at Darling Harbour Convention Centre and George St Parade. Notes have been distributed to students in the Intermediate and Senior Concert Bands, please ensure it is signed and returned to the Music Staff ASAP.

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Academic Achievement - Semester 1 2010

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

Year 12 Academic Merit
Justin CHAN
Jason DING
Jonathan DU
Oliver FIO
Matthew FONG
Anirban GHOSE
James HAN
Patrick HSIAO
Jeffery JIANG
Shejil KUMAR
Jeffrey LAM
Michael LE
Ronald LEE
Ivan LI
Richard LIN
Andy LIU
Robert LU
Vithushan MOHAN
Phillip NGUYEN
Aaron TRAN
Michael WANG
Nelson WANG
Christopher WONG
Ding YAN
Stephen YOON
Adrian ZHANG

Year 11 Academic Merit
Nikhil AUTAR
Lawrence CAI
Timothy CHAN
Charlie CHAU
Simon CHEN
Terence CHIEM
Aaron CHIN
Dennis DAO
Declan GOREY
Kerry HO
Dennis KIM
Peter LAM
Vivian LE
Allen LIAO
Kevin Z LIN
Wen Jia LIU
Henry LU
Austin LY
Dominic NGUYEN
Daniel OH
Carl PAN
Kevin PHAN
Abdullah SARKER
Jeffrey TANG
Kevin TIAN
Peter TRAN
Vincent WANG
Michael WONG
Jiatong ZHOU

Year 10 Academic Merit
Jonathan ADHIKA
Christopher CHIAM
Timothy CHIN
Sudam DIAS
Krishnendu DUTTA
Lucas FANG
Nicholas HAN
Harry HEO
William HO
Raymond HUA
Abeer KHAN
Kenny LAU
Ming PAN
Jun-Hyuk PARK
Shubash QUAZI
Jonathan REN
Siddharth SETHI
Vivek SHAH
Nathan TANG
Stephen TRANG
Kah-Yang WONG
Andrew WU
Peter WU
Yujin WU
Jerry ZHOU

Year 9 Academic Merit
Andrew CHA
James CHAN
Albert CHAU
James CHEN
Victor CHEW
Denny DIEN
Kenneth HO
Jason HU
Yang HU
Maurice LAM
Edwin LI
Ian LI
Cosmo LIU
Edward LUU
William MA
Dominic MAH
Agnish NAYAK
Alexander NGUYEN
Kevin PHAM
Anirudh RAMESH
Daniel TAM
Dominic TRAN
Andrew WEI
Eric XU
Jeffrey YANG
Calum YORK
Terence ZHOU

Year 8 Academic Merit
Christopher CHAN
Christopher CHEN
Tom DU
William DU
Henry FENG
Wenbo GONG
Michael HAUSER
Brendan KONG
Gideon KWOK
Philip LAM
Kohen LAU
Eugene LEE
Lokgei LEE
Darren LI
Joseph LUI
Yu Peng MAN
Samuel PHAM
Robert TAN
Brandon VU
Edric WANG
Nathan WANG-LY
Aaron WONG
William WU
Harrison XU
Rex YI
Michael YU
Charlie ZENG
Andrew ZHANG
Glanden ZHENG

Year 7 Academic Merit
Sudarshan ARVIND
David BANG
Desmond CHIANG
Richard HAO
Renjith JOSEPH
Kevin KE
Kelvin LAU
Newton LE
Garwerd LIANG
Kelvin LIANG
Jason LIN
Mike LIU
Leonard MAH
Philip MAI
Adilmorad NADIR
Benjamin NGUYEN
Kevin Zihong NI
Michael SIU
Raunak SURA
Bosco TRAN
Ki On Alex WONG
Edward WU
Jonathan WU
Madison WU
Paul YU
Yilun ZHOU

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High Store EOFYS

3 DAY SALE 28 – 30 June

$2 – Pencil Case black double zip
$5 – Cricket Polo with SHS crest ONLY small sizes 10 & 12
$10 – Official school beanies NORMALLY $20 NOW 1\2 price
$10 – Cadet t-shirts khaki ONLY 6 in stock
$15 – Athletic training top ONLY sizes XS, S, XL NORMALLY $27.50
$15 – Tracksuit co-ordinates 2nd hand clearance
$20 – Football & Rugby fashion assorted jersey NORMALLY $35 - $42

20% OFF
Foldable black polyster chair with arm SHS crest, great for Father’s Day gift for dad to watch your sporting match. NORMALLY $50 NOW $40
Sydney High number plate covers, great gift for Yr 12 leavers, NORMALLY $39.95 NOW $32
Polar Fleece Jumper, great as a supporter item with jeans, all sizes NORMALLY $69 NOW $55

MANY More Reductions in STORE, Don’t MISS OUT

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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.

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

The Five Greatest Challenges for Parents in 2010 - 7.00pm, Wednesday 30th June, Great Hall

Don’t miss next week’s presentation by Dr Michael Carr-Gregg on The Five Greatest Challenges for Parents in 2010 - Wednesday 30th June in the Great Hall starting at 7.00pm sharp. This is a fantastic opportunity for parents to hear from one of Australia’s leading experts on adolescent behaviour. We urge parents to attend this P&C sponsored presentation.

Barbara Taylor is organising supper for the evening and needs parents to help set up the supper area near the Great Hall kitchen from 5.30pm on Wednesday 30th June. Please email Barbara directly This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you can help. Meet at the Great Hall kitchen.

ON-Line P&C

Parent response to the ON-Line P&C initiative has been very supportive. For example: “Most parents are at work … on-line P&C forum is much more suitable for parents to participate in, comment & vote on proposals. It is great!”

We are seeking your feedback through ON-Line P&C on some of the issues raised by parents. There is a facility in ON-Line P&C discussion to agree or disagree with posted comments. We are asking parents to log-in and click on the thumbs up or thumbs down icons on the top right of each posted comment or contribute to the discussion by posting your own comment. If you do not have your log in details, email the P&C This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your son’s Year and we will forward log-in details to you.

Issues raised by parents through ON-Line P&C include:

  • “Access to this forum is fairly straight forward but I think the issue is to increase parents’ awareness of the P&C forum, probably a short notice in High Notes to remind parents to log onto the forum regularly (maybe once a week?), particularly, when there are proposals that require voting … “
  • “Is anybody else experiencing adverse effects of the laptop program? … I have a number of concerns about it. It seems likely that the laptop has created a barrier to (my son’s) education, rather than enhancing it “ read more ON-Line.
  • “Lockers were supposedly being bought by the school...and now still I haven't heard anything about them! My son really needs a locker with his heavy bag …” read more ON-Line.
  • “The problem at the school for staff work environment and students is graffiti, rubbish and vandalism…”

Upcoming Parent Meetings and Events

Wednesday 30th June, 3.00pm - 6.30pm - Years 8 and 9 Parent / Teacher Night, Great Hall
Wednesday 30th June, 7.00pm – Address by Dr Michael Carr- Gregg at joint SBHS and SGHS P&C Meeting, Great Hall
Thursday 1st July, 7.00pm – Showcase Concert, Great Hall

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Rowing Committee AGM

Date: Tuesday 27 July 2010
Venue: Staff Common Room
Time: 7.00pm

Come and find out about new developments for the upcoming season.

Rowing is a great sport that High provides for our boys. It also relies on parents to help facilitate the program and, as with any sport, always needs new parents becoming involved.

All parents of rowing students are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting.

All Office Bearer positions will be declared vacant and available for nomination and election.

I hope you can attend and become involved in your son's sport.

Kind regards
Julie Blomberg
Rowing Committee

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Football - The Onion Bag

GPS season begins
After an extended period of wet weather we were able to play our first GPS match last Saturday at the King’s School. Played under bright blue skies, all but 4 of High’s 29 teams were hosted by King’s on grounds adjacent to each other which helped to create a great football atmosphere. Results were highlighted by the 14A team securing their first SHS victory, 4-1. Goals scored by Andrew He 3 and Jesse Cooper 1. Another strong performance was by the 15As, winning 1-0, Jaan Pallandi scoring the winner there.

High’s 1st Grade team suffered a disappointing loss, 6-2 to a strong, well organised King’s outfit. After a bright start with High taking the lead through a Jeremy Rajendram goal, High failed to cope with King’s attacking raids. High’s inability to clear the ball effectively from their 18 yard box enabled King’s to slot home several soft goals which ended the contest. . A consolation goal to captain, Antony Paul, was the one shining light. His individual effort, which started near the halfway line, beating several King’s defenders with a weaving run into the box, where he calmly stroked to ball into the far corner, was a goal of the highest order.

In the 2nd Grade match High fought back from conceding an early goal to earn their first points of the season thanks to an equaliser from Siva Sooriakumar.

Dolan Cup, Golden Boot and Golden Glove tables
Now that we have started the GPS season proper, SHS football’s major internal competitions have started. Below are the Dolan Cup, Golden Boot tables as they stand after the first match.

Dolan Cup as of July 19th
P Team Points P Team Points
1st 10th 7 8th 2nd 1
2nd 16B 5 9th 8th 1
3rd 16E 5 10th 16D 1
4th 14A 5 11th 15C 1
5th 15A 4 12th 1st 1
6th 6th 4 13th 13A 1
7th 9th 2 14th 13D 1
8th 16C* 2      
Golden Boot as of 19th of July
Andrew He 14A 3 Chris Mao 15B 1
Wilson Lin 16B 2 Alexander Nguyen 15C 1
Jeremy Rajendrum 1st 1 Jesse Cooper 14A 1
Antony Pau 1st 1 Richard Li 14E 1
James Chen 5th 1 Jonathan Chew 13A 1
Ali Mokdad 7th 1 Adilmorad Nadir 13A 1
Oscar Lee 16B 1 Justin Tran 13B 1
Michael Lam 16E 1 Shane LI 13D 1
David Wang 16E 1 Sheng An Zhang 13D 1
Brandon Chau 16E 1      

GPS Representatives
Congratulations to Antony Paul (GPS 1st XI) and Sam Lane (GPS 2nd XI) for their selection in the combined GPS representative teams. They played CAS teams at Newington College on Tuesday, with both contributing significantly to their teams’ victories.

Fixtures this weekend
There are no matches this weekend as we enter the mid year break. Our next GPS match is not until the first Saturday after the holidays, the 24th of July.

Quote of the Week
‘We deserved to win this game after hammering them 0-0 in the first half.’ Kevin Keegan

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Football Uniform Changes

Attention all SBHS Football players

Show HIGH SPIRIT by always wearing FULL football uniform when playing for your school.

The new SHS junior football strip is being phased in this year. All 13s teams are to wear the new strip. All other teams are to wear the traditional strip. Under now circumstances should teams take the field with a combination of both!

If boys need a traditional strip (no longer sold in the High Store), Anne Wall has a few that can be obtained free of charge. Call Anne on 0423 172 762 for more details.

Note: All SHS football teams will wear the new strip next year.

Goalkeepers - if you do not have a school keeper's jersey, please see Mr Gifford.

Anyone with a school keeper's jersey who no longer requires one should return it to Mr Gifford ASAP.

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Tennis - Stan Jones Cup

On the 24th of May and the 7th of June, Sydney Boys High competed in the Stan Jones Cup. It is the annual CHS tournament for school teams. Our team consisted of four players with Number 1 Arman Abdollahi, Number 2 Patrick Rynsaardt, Number 3 George Panas and Number 4 Lachlan Day. On the first day we played in the first leg of the tournament which was a round robin. The teams we were up against were Sylvania, Rose Bay and James Cook. We played a total of 18 sets and we won 17 of them 6-0, making small work of the other teams. The lowlight of the day was when Arman won his singles match 6-1, dropping one game and ruining our whitewash streak. We came first in this leg and progressed onto the quarterfinals.

We knew that the quarterfinals and semifinals would have similar results to those in the last leg. This was true as we again whitewashed Gymea and almost whitewashed Kirrawee, only dropping a single set. Although we had the easiest run to the finals, another team was doing equally well. We met Endeavour Sports in the final with high hopes. We were off to a great start with our Number 1 Doubles Pair Arman Abdollahi and Patrick Rysnaardt playing some outstanding doubles to come away with a 7-5 win. This was the highlight of the final. The Number 2 Doubles Pair were unlucky to come away with a loss. With rubbers tied at 1-all, there was tension between the two teams as each team needed to win three singles matches to win. There was some hope when Number 2 George Panas fought back from 4-1 down but was unlucky to come away with a loss. Number 1 Arman Abdollahi fought hard but was outplayed by a strong opponent. Number 2 Patrick Rynsaardt was unlucky to lose against a solid opponent as was Number 4 Lachlan Day. Being runners-up in 2010, we are looking forward to winning next year.
George Panas

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Applications for Years 8 - 12, 2011

Applications for Years 8 - 12, 2011 close on 29 July 2010.

Application forms are are available from the school visit: www.sydneyboyshigh.com and click the link to enrolments.

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Sydney Boys High School Drama Festival

Watch Out!

Sydney Boys High School Drama Festival
7pm July 26 & 27
The Great Hall

Student Tickets $5

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Hear Dr Michael Carr-Greg, 30 June 2010

Fantastic Opportunity to Hear One of Australia's Leading Voices on Teenagers

7.00pm, Wednesday 30th June, Great Hall
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

The Five Greatest Challenges for Parents in 2010

The joint Sydney Boys and Sydney Girls P&C meeting for this year – 7.00pm, Wednesday 30th June, in the Great Hall – will feature Dr Michael Carr-Gregg speaking on The Five Greatest Challenges for Parents in 2010, including aspects of online safety, alcohol, sleep and other key issues. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear one of Australia’s leading voices on adolescents and we urge parents to attend this P&C presentation.

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia's highest profile psychologists and is described by the Sunday Age, as one of the country's leading authorities on teenage behaviour. He specialises in the areas of parenting adolescents and adolescent mental health. Michael is the Consultant Psychologist to the Victorian Secondary Schools Principals’ Association and is a founding member of the National Coalition Against Bullying. He is an official ambassador for beyondblue and Mindmatters - one of 16 youth suicide prevention programs run by the Federal Government - and has served on the advisory committee for the Federal Government's Boys' Education Lighthouse School Programme.

Educated in Kenya, the UK, Australia and New Zealand, Michael is married with two sons. For seven years he worked as an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne, before going into private practice in the Melbourne suburb of Kew. Michael has worked in private practice as a family therapist, child psychologist and clinical psychologist, as an academic, researcher and spent four years working as a political lobbyist. He wrote his PhD on adolescents with cancer at the University of NSW which resulted in the formation of CanTeen - a support group for teenagers with cancer in 1984. Michael has a high media profile working on national TV on Channel 7's Sunrise and The Morning Show as well as Fairfax Radio 3AW. He is a columnist for Girlfriend and Australian Doctor and has written six books, including the best selling Princess Bitchface Syndrome - how to survive teenage girls for Penguin in 2007 and has just finished another book When to Really Worry which was released in 2010.

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is an informed, entertaining and inspiring speaker addressing some of the most critical issues for our adolescents today. This is a great opportunity for High parents to hear his insights.

Supper will be served following the presentation. 

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