High Notes, Vol 12 No 25, August 19 2011

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From the Relieving Principal

Doctor Jaggar is currently on leave. He is due to return on Tuesday 30 August.

The Governors’ Centre
As advised in last week’s High Notes, planning is progressing on a joint project between Sydney Boys High School and Sydney Girls High School to construct a two-storey Centre for Excellence in Education fronting Cleveland Street on the site of the SGHS tennis court. The centre will include a 400 seat tiered auditorium suitable for lectures, seminars, conferences, productions and performances and other facilities designed to improve spaces available for performing arts for the two schools. Arrangements for funding the new centre were discussed at the School Council and P&C meetings on Wednesday 17 August. Both meetings supported unanimously the proposal that a levy be instituted to raise the funds required for the building of the centre. It was proposed that parents be levied $500 in Term 3 each year. An alternate arrangement would be to commit to a Direct Debit of $50 each month. Due to the nature of these payments, they are fully tax-deductible. In late June or early July each year you will receive a receipt for the donations made. If each of our 1000 families agreed to a $50 Direct Debit each month, we would raise $600 000 each year towards the project. The facilities that our boys currently enjoy (such as the Senior Library, the Outterside Centre, McKay Playing Fields) have been provided through the efforts of past parents and students. The Governors’ Centre is an exciting project available to the current High family.

Year 12’s final weeks
Year 12 will finish their Trial HSC examinations next week. Normal classes will resume on Monday 29 August and continue until Friday 16 September. On Monday 19 September Year 12 boys will be involved in collecting money for OASIS in support of homeless youth. The Farewell Assembly will be held on Tuesday 20 September. Dr Jaggar recently wrote to parents of Year 12 students to advise them of the arrangements for the rest of Term 3. He reminded boys and their parents that we expect a high standard of behaviour from our students, particularly at this time of the year. Year 12 boys at High have developed the tradition of celebrating their end of formal schooling with good works.
R Dowdell

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P&C Literacy Week Awards Writing Competition

Entries Close: Monday 29th August (10am)
Entries to: Junior Library or Senior Library
(late entries not accepted)

Topic: “A Good Measure of Respect”


  • Entries must be presented in a typed format (12 point) and must be no longer than 1,000 words.
  • The entrant’s name and Year level must be clearly displayed on the title page of the published text.


  • Senior Short Story (10 – 12)
  • Junior Short Story (7 - 9)
  • Senior Poetry (10 – 12)
  • Junior Poetry (7 – 9)

Judging will take place during Literacy Week and winners announced on Friday 2 September. Prizes awarded on Speech Night. The judging panel will include teachers, parents and students.

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HSC Student Workshops

Discounted Final Exam Workshops for HSC Students at Sydney Boys

If any Year 12 boys or their parents are interested in this could you please go to Moodle/Study Assist and I will put the whole email from this group in there.
Mrs V Crothers
Year 12 Adviser

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Die Deutsche Frage

Am letzten Freitag kamen die “High Notes” in der zweiten Stunde in die Klassenzimmer. (Period 2) Ganz viele Jungen hatten die richtige Antwort (very many boys …) Nelson Tang (Yr 10) war der erste Senior, Samuel Gallagher (Yr 9 – and he doesn’t even do German but he had some help from his friend!) der erste Junior und dann noch Wilber Koslowski (Yr 10) (he had spent the whole day at debating and only got the HN on his return) bekamen einen Schokoriegel. (At this rate I need a pay rise!) Die Antwort war: the German soccer team had removable studs on their boots, which could be changed according to the surface conditions, a new invention by Adi Dassler – who founded ADIDAS – and that gave them the edge over the Italians.

Die neue Frage: ein deutscher Staatsmann und ein Gericht (meal - perhaps more a snack), das seinen Namen hat.
Frau St Leon

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From the Canteen

New menu items:
Gourmet pizzas – supreme and vegetarian (it is also halal). Larger, tastier and more filling than our standard pizza slab. Good value at $4.

Canteen roster:
Could volunteers please let canteen staff know the night before your day to help if you don’t think you will be able to make it? (Their phone numbers are on the roster sheet.) This will give them a chance to possibly get an emergency replacement for you otherwise they are left short staffed the next day.

We appreciate whatever help we get – if anyone can help on any of the days where you see we have only had 1-2 helpers, then please give canteen a call. The staff, other helpers and the boys will very much appreciate the extra help

Our volunteers for last week were....MONDAY: Kate Price, Jane Lin TUESDAY: Robyn Gordon, Elsa Li, Mehrnoosh Johnstone WEDNESDAY: Jim O'Sullivan, THURSDAY: Kamala Selvakkumar, Nancy Andrew, June Wu, FRIDAY: Nina Ilina Liu, Soogie Sim, Frances Salmon....Thank you all very much

This month’s Thank You voucher has been won by..... Vicki Moller. Your son owes you 10 Thank You’s – 1 for each dollar he gets to spend on canteen food with the voucher!! The latest winner of our give away $30 petrol voucher is Kamala Selvakkumar, courtesy of one of our suppliers. Congratulations and Thank You to both.

Please phone Canteen on 9360 4027 if you are able to help at any time
Thank you
The Canteen Team

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New in the Junior Library

To see these books in living colour you can read High Notes Online on the School Website. New books are all displayed and available for loan on either the new fiction stand or on the newspaper table if non-fiction.

All books on the windows leading to the Library are new this year.

Congratulations to the following fabulous readers who will receive a Library VIP Certificate for books read in half a year from our Library:
Roy Shen – 7R- 106 books,
Victor Liu – 8R- 61 books,
Anthony Rusli – 7R – 56 books,
Jemy Ma 9R- 53 books,
Sunchit Sethi – 9F- 48 books,
Jun Lin- 7R- 37 books,
Michael Alexandratos – 9M – 36 books,
Adavit Joshi – 7M -34 books,
Peter Lin- 7R – 32 books,
Arthur Chao – 7R- 30 books,
Thomas Shortbridge- 7R- 29 books,
Jiachen Lu- 7R – 29 books,
Bob Huang- 7R – 28 books,
Henry Sun – 7R – 27 books,
Kieryn Mascarenhas- 7R -26 books,
Riley Irwin – 9R – 25 books,
James Chee- 8M-24 books,
James Goh – 7S – 24 books,
Vincent Xu- 8T – 24 books,
Harishaan Puvanenthiran – 7S- 23 books,
Madison Wu – 8M – 23 books,
Nicholas Lee – 7R- 22 books,
Samuel Zhang- 21 books,
Desmond Chiang- 21 books,
Kai Matsumoto – 7E- 21 books,
Daniel Yam – 7E – 21 books,
David Feng – 9T- 20 books,
Jackie Wang – 7R – 20 books,
Oliver Long – 9R – 20 books,
James Lin – 7R – 20 books,
Robert Yuan – 7 R – 20 books.

All of these boys are encouraged to enter the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Mrs Crothers will give you a print out of your loans this year to assist you as you pick up your certificates. She will enter all of you in the Challenge. You then log in (use only your name not your student number) and put your books in yourself. You will be messaged in class when your certificates and reading records are ready. Parents validating boys reading lists (books borrowed from other libraries) will need to email Mrs Crothers on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Premier’s Reading Challenge entries must be validated by 1 September 2011.

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The Governors' Centre for Excellence in Education

A SBHS and SGHS Joint Project

A Capital Works Update from the Principal

Dear Parents, Staff and Students

Following on from last week's announcement of the SBHS and SGHS Governors' Centre joint project, I would like to outline our past program of capital works and thank the school family for its generosity in supporting the program to date.

The NSW Department of Education and Communities provides SBHS and other NSW public schools with limited annual funding for repairs and maintenance of existing school infrastructure and there is a waiting list for state government funding for new facilities. NSW public schools have adapted to this situation by engaging their school communities to raise funds for the additional capital works necessary to maintain and improve school facilities to a standard our students deserve.

During the 11 years since 2000 SBHS has, through a combination of government grants, parent, old boy and community contributions to building funds, invested more than $2.3 million in capital works projects to improve facilities for current and future students. This completed program is a considerable achievement for which I thank each and every parent who over the years has made voluntary contributions to our building funds- often well beyond what the school has asked for.

In addition, a further $1.1 million has been accumulated in the SBHS Building Fund, which has provided us with the opportunity to undertake major capital works projects such as the Governors' Centre. The school is currently in consultation with the various school family representative bodies to finalise our funding path for this project and I expect to be able to provide more details of the outcome of this consultation next week.

Over the years, the Sydney Boys High School family has demonstrated an enormous capacity to support our school- for this I thank you.
Dr K A Jaggar

Capital Works Projects completed since 2000

  • New Demountable Classroom $78,000
  • Science Laboratories $750,000 (State government grant)
  • Senior Library $100,000
  • Great Gall Kitchen $237,000 (Building Education Revolution project)
  • Canteen Refurbishment $150,000 (50-50 government funding)
  • The Cutler Gates $120,000
  • New Tennis Courts $230,000 (SHS Foundation project)
  • Cricket nets $120,000
  • Remodelling classrooms $60,000
  • Network cabling, server and Internet infrastructure $100,000
  • Storage Capacity Upgrade $25,000
  • Basketball Courts $125,000
  • Covered Outdoor Learning Area $150,000 (bequest)
  • Fencing and Athletics facilities $50,000
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SBHS Debating

I am still aghast that many parents and debaters have not signed up for the Debating emails. I write these every week and it is my main way of communicating with debaters and their parents about important debating events, feedback on results and important information about teams. This week we had the opportunity to field a third Year 7 team, but nearly lost it because some students had not read the Teams email. A big thank you, by the way, to parents who brought their sons (and in Mr Chao’s case) another boy back to school to debate and to the boys who were flexible enough to move teams. Please sign up to the email by following the instructions at the bottom of the page.

We debated Scots this week and I was very proud to see so many boys bringing in plates of food to share. Our supper looked and tasted great. Thank you to Nina, Eden and Norman who did a marvellous job of preparing things for us. I also wanted to thank my trusty helpers – Eamon and Shuming who did an excellent job assisting me on the night and thanks to Samson who stuck around to watch some of his rugby- playing debaters and also ran around opening doors which had mysteriously been locked.

Our Year 11 PDC team debated in the Regional Final against Fort Street on Friday and won. Rumour has it that the following debate was to decide who would debate SBHS in the next round, which is at state level and that when the debaters heard that we had won they said “Oh no!”. Our reputation precedes us – Congratulations and keep up the excellent effort boys.

This week we are off to Riverview for our last away match of the GPS season and thus of the year. The week after is the BIG debating event as we debate Grammar. The Great Hall is booked for the First debate which will take place at 8pm. All are welcome and all Junior and Intermediate Debaters who want to improve are encouraged to attend.
Rachel Powell
MIC Debating

GPS results of our competition against Scots this week.

7A L
7B L
8A W
8B L
9A W
9B W
10A W
10B W

Thirds: Win
Seconds: Win
Firsts: Win

More information can be found at www.sydneyhigh.org.au/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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End of Season Debating Dinner 2011

Help celebrate another great year of High Debating by attending the 2011 End of GPS Season Debating Dinner.

When? Saturday, 10th September 2011, 6.00pm for 6.30pm start
Where? Great Hall, Sydney Boys High School
Who? Debaters, parents, coaches, friends and supporters, Debaters wear school uniform
Why? To acknowledge the commitment and achievements of all our debaters
Cost? $30 adult/student, Children under 10/$20.

Payable to the school office by Wednesday 7th September, 2011
Please note this is a BYO alcohol function for adults.

The end of season debating dinner RSVP form is available in
the Pthe PDF version of this edition of High Notes

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High Family

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.

Report: P&C Meeting – Wednesday 17th August 2011

We held a well attended and informative P&C meeting last Wednesday with the main agenda items being The Governors’ Centre for Excellence in Education - the joint building project with SGHS announced by Dr Jaggar last week – and discussion and voting on a proposal to alter the way in which the Capital Campaign works now. The deadline for High Notes submissions is Wednesday (before the meeting occurred) so a full report will appear next week. However, we would like to recap the proposal and discussions points for the P&C meeting that was held on 17th August.

As you know our school needs more space. The Governors’ Centre for Excellence in Education project will give us more classroom space, an auditorium/lecture theatre as well as debating, teaching, music and drama rehearsal spaces. To strengthen the joint application for government funding, the school communities of both schools need to demonstrate substantial financial commitment to the project. Together, the two schools have set a target of $2 million accumulated building funds for each school. The Girls school is ahead of us in saving to reach this target. We need to catch up. The SBHS Building Fund has a current balance of $1.1 million.


  • That a capital works voluntary contribution be introduced this term.
  • That for 2011 the voluntary contribution be invoiced in Week 6.
  • That for the next two years (2012 and 2013) the voluntary contribution be invoiced at the start of Term III.
  • That families choosing to contribute have the choice of paying $500 each year in a lump sum or joining the monthly giving program at $50.00 per month. All payments would be fully tax deductible.

Discussion points for proposal:

  • The joint project with SGHS is a once in a generation opportunity for the two schools to join forces and establish a landmark education facility, but we need to accumulate capital at a faster rate to bring the project to fruition.
  • Previous Capital Campaigns have been successful in raising sufficient funds for targeted capital works programs (for example, the Senior Library) but the amounts that can be raised using the current Capital Campaign model would be insufficient to reach our target of $2 million quickly enough.
  • Government funding is increasingly difficult to secure and schools create their best chances by demonstrating substantial community financial support for a significant project such as the Governors’ Centre.
  • A capital works voluntary contribution at a suggested level of $500.00 is more equitable as every family is directly asked to contribute but there is no expectation for families who cannot afford to pay.
  • SGHS has successfully used this voluntary capital works contribution model with a $500 annual contribution level.

If you could not attend the P&C meeting last Wednesday but would like to offer your comments, please email the P&C: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Basketball Committee AGM – Monday, 22nd August, 7:00pm - Room 901
Rugby Committee Meeting – Wednesday, 24th August, 6.00pm – Staff Common Room
Football Annual Dinner – Thursday, 25th August, 6.30pm – Great Hall
Rugby Annual Dinner – Saturday, 27th August, 6.30pm – Great Hall
Rifle Shooting Annual Lunch – Sunday, 28th August, 2.00pm – Great Hall
Open Day – Thursday, 1st September, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Parent Information Evening on Subject Acceleration (Year 11 2012) – Tuesday, 6th Spetember
Cricket Committee Meeting – Wednesday, 7th September, 6.00pm – Staff Common Room
Debating Annual Dinner – Saturday, 10th September, 6.00pm – Great Hall

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The Onion Bag

Football United

Those at the season launch will remember the presentation by Stuart Meney for Football United. Stuart emailed a request for donations. It reads as follows:

Football United uses the magic of football to engage with youth and children in diverse communities in Western Sydney. We aim to build youth and community capacity, improve leadership and responsibility skills and, of course, facilitate free, regular football training. Programs run in Auburn, Fairfield, Granville, Liverpool, Blacktown and Airds supporting youth of refugee, recent migrant and Aboriginal backgrounds.

Many youth and children are hindered in their pathway to regular participation due to the lack of equipment. Relying on grants for funding, Football United cannot provide a football kit for each of the 800 or so participants. We provide a t-shirt and shin-pads for each player. As such, with Sydney Boys High School's season coming to an end, Football United are hoping to source as many football boots of good quality that can be donated to some of our participants, as well as good quality shorts. All sizes are welcome.

Donations can be made to Mr Gifford or Mr Mulroney, who can pass them onto Football United.

Observations from the side line.

1st grade suffered yet another agonising defeat, 2–nil, after dominating the early exchanges. Coach Hazrati had to field a weakened squad due to illness and injury and all boys should be proud of their determined effort for the full 80 minutes. Oliver Meroni was twice denied by outstanding one on one saves by an agile Scots keeper. Two opportunistic goals by Scots in the second half sealed High’s fate.

The 2nd grade team let a 1-nil lead slip, losing 2-1. High’s goal was scored by Jon Ren from the spot.

Fixtures this weekend

This Saturday is the last round of the GPS season. We have matches v Riverview as well as a variety of other schools. Check the school website for details.

End of season reports

This Saturday is the last match of the season. Captains are asked to submit their end of season report for the 2011 Record.

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Round 9

This round saw us against Scots. The issues we had last week with Riverview had gone but we were faced with a new set: most of the Firsts were preparing for Trials and others were involved in other matches. Although this meant a lack of experience it did give the Seconds a chance to move up and also allow others to come into the team. In the end it was a good contest which all enjoyed.

The Seconds started strongly and were soon a few points clear. Despite some very good attacks from Scots these advantages were not overcome and we ended up decent winners. Scots Firsts had more experience but they were also without their captain and key player due to an injury in training. The loss was felt by the visitors but they were going to fight for every point with a final score failing to demonstrate the more competitive nature of the game.

These official games are often mirrored by junior squads. Some of our GPS schools, notably Grammar, have volleyball squads going down to Year 9 or even Year 8. This means that our junior players have the opportunity to get some match practice as well as have an enjoyable time. The shouts of support from these matches certainly add to the atmosphere in the gym which can be quiet without them. We can report this week that both Junior A and B teams beat their respective Grammar sides 3-1.

This week the statistics introduce a number of new faces for both Firsts and Seconds. Their results are:

Player Passing Accuracy %
(number of  contacts)
Serving Efficiency %
(number of contacts)   
Spiking and Blocking Efficiency
(number of contacts)
(Spike or Block)
Massive Ups Total %
Firsts: final result – 25-8;25-11;25-16
J Clements-Lendrum 79 (8) 60 (5) 70 (15)     70
Pinyan Gao 69 (16) 64 (11) 65 (17)     66
Shaun Noronha 70 (5) 57 (7) 63 (4)     63
Max Song 69 (8) 40 (5) 70 (15)     60
Seconds: final result – 25-3;25-8;25-10
Pinyan Gao 79 (7) 63 (12) 100 (1)     80
Shaun Noronha 63 (4) 69 (13) 100 (1)     77
Gordon Qin 100 (1) 50 (3) 80 (3)     77
Harry Heo 89 (9) 64 (21) 65 (6)     73

PS Ganderton

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Basketball AGM

Monday 22nd August 7:00pm in
Room 901
(Upstairs of the Basketball gym)

I am writing to urge all parents who have a son participating for Sydney Boys High Basketball to attend the AGM for the SBHS Basketball Committee. I declare all Office Bearer positions vacant and will accept nominations via email to my school address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We will not be able to function without an abundance of parental support. I look forward to meeting you at the meeting!

Enthusiastically yours in Basketball,
B Hayman

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SBHS Rugby

High Rugby = High Spirit

SBHS Junior Rugby Camp

During the recent holidays, SBHS rugby held its junior rugby camp at the Great Hall in what has since been described as ‘the best’ sporting camp ever. This new ‘standard’ of sporting camps saw 13s and 14s rugby players arrive at MPW on a Thursday afternoon to receive specialist coaching supported by the ARU. Following the insightful session, players made themselves comfortable in the Great Hall whilst dinner was being prepared. An obligatory Simpsons episode was shown on the big screen prior to a delicious meal of lasagne and fresh salad prepared by and with many thanks to Mr Hannon, Mr G Barris, Geoff and Nada Andrews. Trivia night followed which not only provided great entertainment, but also provided an opportunity for boys to further their rugby knowledge. A movie was shown afterwards before lights were turned off and murmurs continued late into the night. With another training session after breakfast, players experienced a camp which was fun and fulfilling. This team bonding event only furthered their development heading into term 3.

Weekend Results

Round 6 of the GPS competition saw High play Scots last Saturday. Given the rain that poured down on Friday, the fixtures weren’t looking too promising but on Saturday morning, the sun shone out with all its glory to produce a beautiful day perfect for rugby. Whilst Scots showed why they were becoming a true rugby powerhouse in the GPS competition, High played with spirit and energy showing body language that defied any score line. With little regard for the scores, players ensured their top priority was to have fun and enjoy playing together as a team. Some teams recorded excellent wins, others recorded competitive score lines. But regardless, the comments from parents on both sides were of encouragement and respect clearly demonstrating what High rugby is about. High spirit is alive and well – in the 14Bs, despite being 3 tries down with 10 minutes to play, refusing to believe the match was over, a ferocious maul saw Alex So score his 2nd try of match. This spirit lifted the team to almost score again off the kickoff. Although the team ran out of time, they demonstrated once again with the right attitude and spirit, anything is possible.

Upcoming Fixtures – Final Round

Back to McKay Family day: This week we will be playing our last games of the season. All teams will be playing at McKay in what will be another fantastic day of rugby. So bring the family, bring some friends, meet other parents, take some photographs of the boys in action, have something to eat and drink from the canteen and BBQ and be a part of Family day at McKay! For the Year 12 players, it will be their last rugby game playing for High, so let’s create a memorable atmosphere with the biggest crowd of the season for the boys that have put on the High Jersey week in week out over the past 6 years. Those that witnessed the Grammar fixture earlier in the season must agree that a loud and supportive crowd can have a dramatic and positive effect on the players. Even if you are playing an early fixture, we strongly encourage all boys to stay back and support the 1st XV – award scheme points apply if you mark your name off at half time. Also, a reminder that players are often needed to ‘bench’ for other teams playing at later times so please plan your Saturdays with this in mind. Finally, if the weather is wet or threatening on Saturday morning, you should still go to the ground unless the match has been cancelled on the SBHS website www.sydneyboyshigh.com. If there is any cancellation, the school will try to update the website by 7:15am.

Team Opponent Venue
1st XV SIC 2nd XV McKay 1 3.00
2ndXV SIC 6th  XV McKay 1 2.00
16A SIC 16A McKay 1 10.00
16B SIC 16E McKay 2 12.00
15A SIC 15A McKay 1 9.00
15B SIC 15C McKay 2 11.00
15C SIC 15F McKay 2 10.00
15D SIC 15G McKay 2 9.00
14A SIC 14A McKay 2 1.00
14B SIC 14D McKay 3 1.00
14C SIC 14F McKay 3 12.00
13A SIC 13A McKay 3 11.00
13B SIC 13E McKay 3 10.00
13C SIC 13I McKay 3 9.00

SBHS Rugby Dinner

The Rugby dinner will be held in the Great Hall on Saturday the 27th of August 2011. However, as this is the same day as the Bledisloe, negotiations are currently occurring to organise a possible shift to an earlier start time to facilitate the live broadcast of the match on the big screen in the Great Hall immediately after the dinner. In the mean time, please write this in your diaries and plan your Saturday with this possible early start. WATCH THIS SPACE for any updates! Help celebrate another great year of High Rugby by attending this fantastic end of season dinner. We strongly encourage all boys AND parents to attend this great occasion. Payment forms have already been distributed, if you require another form - see Mr Stein in the PE staffroom. Get your payments in ASAP as maximum seating is only 220!

Moment of the week:

14 As – 23 words of colourful language were exchanged after a try was scored by the opposition. The proceeding 10 minutes of play was some of the best rugby played all season.

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End of Season Rugby Dinner 2011

Help celebrate another great year of High Rugby by attending the 2011 End of Season Rugby Dinner.

When? Saturday, 27 August 2011, 5.00pm for 5.30pm
Please note earlier time and stay on to watch the Wallabies play the All Blacks on the big screen in the Great Hall at 8pm

Where? Great Hall, Sydney Boys High School

Who? Players, parents, coaches, friends and supporters. Players wear school uniform. Adults wear smart casual.

Why? To acknowledge the commitment and achievements of all our players and because friendships made through High Rugby last a lifetime.

Cost? $30/person. Payable to the school office by Monday 22 August. Maximum seating 220.

Please note this a a BYO alcohol function for adults. Soft drinks and mineral water provided.

The End of Season Rugby Dinner RSVP form is available 
in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes

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End of Season Rifle Luncheon 2011

Please come along to celebrate a great year for High Rifle Shooting

WHEN? Sunday, 28th August 2011, 2:00pm

WHERE? The Great Hall, SBHS

WHO? Rifle Students (compulsory) , parents, coaches and supporters Dress-Full school uniform for students, smart casual for visitors

WHY? To acknowledge the commitment and achievements of all our shooters and support staff.

COST? $35/person. Payable to the school office by Friday 19th August. Please note this is a BYO alcohol function for adults.

The End of Season Rifle Luncheon RSVP form is available 
in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes

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The High Rowing Challenge

It's back on - The Sydney High Rowing Challenge starts Saturday 10 September 2011 at the High Rowing Sheds

Parents, friends, old boys and school community
Learn to row in 6 weeks ... or relieve your rowing experience
Get involved in the annual High Rowing Challenge.
All ages and abilities welcome

Enjoy early morning rowing for 6 Saturdays with experienced coaches and coxswains.
Enter your own crew of 8 or join others in a crew. If you can't make a week we can provide a sub for you.
It all culminates with a fun mini-regatta on Saturday 22 October.

Donation: $300 per seat (tax deductible)

  • 6 Saturday dawn training/tuition sessions - 10/17/24 September and 8/15/22 October
  • Boat, coach and coxswain per crew
  • Post training barbecue breakfasts
  • Mini Regatta Day includes races, brunch and presentation - Saturday 22 October.

More information and registration - contact Julie Blomberg at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0416 061759

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Sydney Boys High School Golf Invitational

Play the venue of the 2011 Australia Open Golf

Date: Thursday 15 September 2011
Venue: The Lakes Golf Club - corner King St & Vernon Ave, Eastlakes 2018

Team Price: $1,100 per team of four (4) players
Individual Price: $275


7:00am - Registration
7:30am - Golf clinic & warm up on driving range
8:15am - Announcements and move to tees
8:30am - Shotgun start
1:30pm - Drinks in lounge
2:30pm - Lunch, prize presentation & entertainment
4:00pm - Approximate close


Graham Chee - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Friday 19th August 2011

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Open Day 2011

An invitation to prospective parents and students. Please take this opportunity to see our school in action. If you have siblings or friends in years four and five who are interested in attending Sydney Boys High School could you please forward this information.

Sydney Boys High School
Moore Park, Surry Hills 2010

See our school in action
Thursday 1 September 2011

9:30 - 12:00


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