High Notes, Vol 13 No 38, November 30 2012

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From the Principal

High Talent
The DEC Arts Unit has acknowledged the work of all members of its 21 ensembles. “Membership of ensembles demands a high level of dedication and commitment from all students in addition to their support of school and regional performing arts programs.” Eleven students from High were members of ensembles this year: NSW Public Schools Symphony Orchestra – Toby Funston, Richard Hao, Oliver Kirk and Frank Zhang; NSW Public Schools Symphonic Wind Orchestra – Shobhan Baranwal & Max Koslowski; NSW Public Schools Drama Company – Sam Marques; NSW Public Schools Singers – Dexter Gordon; NSW Public Schools Jazz Orchestra – Steve Comninos; and the NSW Public Schools Millennium Marching band – Brendan Hancox. Congratulations to all boys on their achievements in the performing arts this year. Last Friday I attended the ICAS Medal Presentation Ceremony at UNSW. Medal winners from High were: James Ye (Year 10) Computer Skills; Fayed Morshedi (Year 8) English; Marc Betbeder-Matibet & Philip Mai (Year 9), Jason Garrett &Frank Li (Year 12) Science; and Sumen Kumareswaran & Terence Zhou (Year 11) Writing. Congratulations again to all our medal winners!

White Ribbon  - afternoon tea
Jerry Phillipson, Eamon Kelly and the Community Services Committee organised a White Ribbon afternoon tea last Tuesday for our women on staff at High. The purpose of the event was not only to celebrate the organisation ‘White Ribbon’ itself, but also to show women at High that the students are committed to respectful relationships with girls and women. The Principal of SGHS Ms Andrea Connell and the Deputy Principal Ms June Vickers and their school captain Ruby Lew joined us in the courtyard for tea and scones. Entertainment was provided by a string quartet and Kushaal Vyas spoke about the aims of the organisation: raising awareness, changing attitudes and changing behaviour. Eamon Kelly presented the three longest-serving women on staff – Jenni May, Betty Mourtzouhos and Mary Ann Cradock – with a pot plant for the garden as a symbol of the movement to build enduring respectful relationships at High. Eamon then led the boys in a communal recitation of the oath to renounce violence against women and not to remain silent about instances of violence that they may witness. The boys did a great job as hosts. I congratulate all involved for a tasteful, respectful and symbolically significant event.

Reports have now been issued for all academic Years except Year 10. Year 11 boys have all been interviewed. Boys in Years 9 and 7 are restricted to morning appointments only as they have had plenty of opportunity to collect their reports. Year 8 distribution started on Thursday. Parents are requested to discuss reports with their sons. Follow up discussions are taking place between parents and Year Advisers about academic progress.

Record of Student Achievement
The Record of Student Achievement is a credential that replaces the School Certificate for school leavers at the end of Year 10. Even though none of our students will be requiring a Record of Student Achievement, we are still required to submit to the Board of Studies grades A-E representing individual progress made in each subject. Grades for Year 10 were submitted on Friday.

Boggabilla Exchange
Thirty students from Boggabilla Central School made the trip to Sydney this week. Unlike past visits, this time they are staying at the new National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in Redfern. Vocationally oriented activities were organised for the Boggabilla students. Our boys connected with the visitors on Thursday and Friday.
Dr K A Jaggar

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Music Notes

Marching Band

Marching Band is on Tuesday after school 3:30pm and Friday Mornings 8am.

There will be a meeting in Room 201 this Friday (1st half of lunch). All boys in the Marching Band, STAGE and CONCERT BANDS are to attend this meeting.

Award Scheme Points

The 2012 Award scheme closes on Friday 30TH of November. If there are missing entries, please come to the music staff room. Boys who do not attend Marching Band Rehearsals will not get their points for 2013.

White Ribbon Day

The music staff would like to thank all teachers, staff and boys for the WHITE RIBBON DAY invitation and afternoon tea. Also, a big thankyou to Frank Zhang, Tin Wu, Ken Li and Richard Hao for their amazing live music entertainment!!!

Ensemble Rehearsals

Please check the timetable and arrive ON TIME! There are NO EXCUSES for not attending or arriving late to ensemble rehearsals. ALL ENSEMBLES START AT 7:45AM. (unless stated otherwise). Remember a ROLL is TAKEN, and 80% of ATTENDANCE is required. PLEASE REMEMBER to pack up after rehearsals (tidy up the room/and stands back on rack). EVERYONE needs to help and not leave it to one or two boys. THANK YOU boys for your co-operation! Please remember PRACTICE DAILY, if only for 20 minutes is required for you to develop your awesome musical skills and make your music tutor happy. Practice makes PERFECT!!!!!

The 2012 ensemble rehearsal timetable is provided below:

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning rehearsals 7.45am
unless stated otherwise
Intermediate Concert Band
Room 201
Senior Concert Band
Room 201
Junior Stage Band
Room 201
Symphony Orchestra
Room 201
Senior String Ensemble
Room 101
  Senior Stage Band
Room 101
Intermediate Stage Band
Room 101
  Saxophone Ensemble
Room 201 8:45am
Training Concert Band
Room 202
Terms 2, 3, 4
Philharmonic Orchestra
Room 208
Chamber Choir
Room 201 8am
Junior String Ensemble
Room 208
Woodwind Ensemble
Room 202
Marching Band
TERM 1 & 4
Afternoon rehearsals
Start @ 3.30pm
Marching Band (MPW)
TERM 1 & 4

3.30 - 4.30pm
  Jazz Ensemble
Room 201
  Percussion Ensemble
Room 201
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Amnesty International Conference

Report on the Amnesty International conference at Redfern Community Centre

Friday the 19th of October found a small group of Year Ten students from Sydney Boys High School headed to a seminar by Amnesty International to better their understanding of, and position to take action against, human rights abuses throughout the world.  For those who don’t know, Amnesty International is a Non-government, Not-For-Profit organisation with over three million members worldwide, whose focus is "to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated". Amnesty was founded in 1961 after the publication of a letter headed “The Forgotten Prisoners” by Peter Benenson in ‘The Observer' and since has campaigned tirelessly against human rights abuses, receiving both the Nobel Peace Prize and the United Nations Prize In The Field Of Human Rights.

Upon arrival we were treated to a lecture by several members of Amnesty International on the topics of what Amnesty is, what they are doing throughout the world and their campaigns against human rights abuses, as well as the abuses that we would be taking ‘actions’ against that day. Shortly after this, we were split into groups to take action against various abuses, the first of which was the “Free Pussy Riot” campaign. Pussy Riot is a feminist, Russian, punk-rock band that was recently imprisoned for singing 'Virgin Mary, redeem us of Putin’ in Christ the Saviour Cathedral on 21st February 2012. The ‘action’ that we undertook was standing together holding ‘Pussy Riot’ masks over our faces all bearing the slogan “Free Pussy Riot” which would then be compiled with other photos, as well as letters and emails, that have, and will be, sent in by numerous people throughout the world to be then sent to the Russian Ambassador in support of the band’s freedom.

The rest of the day was spent similarly, completing actions including: letter writing for the protection of indigenous peoples in the Niger Delta, whose land had been affected by oil spills, creating video messages in support of Girifna (a peaceful student-led activist movement being oppressed in the Sudan), learning about Malala Yousufzai, a fourteen year old girl who was shot in the head for speaking out against laws forbidding women from attending school, and sending messages to the Prime Minister of Pakistan in relation to her plight, following the tale of an Afghani asylum seeker and the perils he faced in his journey to Australia as well as the treatment he received upon arrival here, and sending letters to our local Members of Parliament asking them for information about, and to take action on, the current plans to send asylum seekers to Nauru.

The day was greatly enlightening, allowing us some insight into some of the less observable human rights abuses that have been occurring throughout the world, and how we can take action against, and raise awareness about, such issues and encourage others to do the same. Furthermore, it allowed us to get a sense of the extent to which such abuses were occurring and how free we are, living in a country where you can speak your mind about politicians and political parties, and have a voice when it comes to oppression and human rights violations in society and the country as a whole.

Should you wish to take action against such human rights issues or simply want to find out more, visit www.amnesty.org.au and have a look around!
Samuel Phillis (10T)

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From the High Store

SALE on Zooties

Previous Style Zoot Suit
Great for training

Sizes available 1 x XS,10 x L, 4 x XL, 3 x XXL
NOW $40

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HPV Vaccination for Boys

HPV vaccination for boys to commence in NSW

Boys in NSW high schools will be offered human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination from

2013 to provide protection against developing infections that can lead to cancer. In 2013, the 3-dose course of vaccine will be offered to:

  •  Year 7 boys as part of the routine school-based vaccination program
  •  Year 9 boys as part of the national ‘catch up’ program in 2013 and 2014 only.

HPV vaccination has been offered to female students in Year 7 since 2007. In 2011, 81% of Year 7 girls received at least one dose of the three-dose course of HPV vaccine.

HPV is the name given to a group of viruses that affect both females and males. Most people who are sexually active will have a genital HPV infection at some time in their lives. HPV infection usually causes no symptoms and goes away by itself. However, in rare cases infection can cause life-threatening cancers. Almost all cases of cervical cancer and genital warts are due to HPV infection. HPV also causes cancers in other parts of the body, including the vulva, vagina, penis and anus.

The vaccine is highly effective in preventing the main types of HPV infection and is most effective when it is given to people before they are exposed to the virus. The vaccine is registered for use from 10 years of age and is only provided free for male students who commence the course in Year 7 or Year 9.

Parent Information Kits will be sent home to parents in early 2013. To consent to vaccination, parents are advised to read all the information provided, complete the Consent Form and return it to their child’s school.

Students in Year 7 will also be offered vaccination against other diseases, including diphtheria-tetanus-whooping cough (dTpa), hepatitis B and varicella (chicken pox).

For more information please visit   www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation

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From the Canteen

We are running down the stock as we near the end of the year so all your favourites may not be available.  It is advisable to put in a lunch order to avoid disappointment.

Thanks to our volunteers last week.

Mon: Shi Gu (Cole), Carmen Sawang, Lynn Chen,
Tues: Cia Koukouras, Sharon Hughes,
Wed: Hiroko Kitajma,Fumiko Hirose-Cheong, Doris Fong our year 12 mums last day
Thurs: Maria Farrell,
Fri: Li Yang, Emily Yang,Maria Ngyuen

The Canteen Team

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High Family…

The Bulletin Board for Sydney Boys High P & C.

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


The P&C AGM was held on the evening of Wednesday 21 November. Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to the incoming P&C executive for 2012-2013.

President: Ian Sweeting
Vice President-Project Manager: Jason Chen
Vice President-Project Coordinator: Glynis Bartley
Secretary (Executive): Anne Wall
Secretary (General): Nan Chen
Treasurer: Lawrence Ho
Assistant Treasurer: Chris Han
Foundation Representatives: Geoff Andrews, Julie Connolly
School Council Representatives: Nea Sanders, Julie Connolly
Student Wellbeing Committee Representative: Usha Arvind
Big Night Out Coordinator: Nan Chen
Parking Coordinator: Vacant
Parent Mentor Coordinator: Jason Chen
P&C Records and Data: Maxine Mai
P&C Communications: Nan Chen
P&C Catering and Events: Sachiyo James, Nina Liu
P&C Information Systems: Ravi Velupillai
Library Committee Representative: Elaine Sadler
Special Projects: Danny Flynn, Sharon Wang

President’s Report

This year, despite a number of challenges, the P&C has continued to provide a high level of support to Sydney Boys High School and its students.  One of these challenges, common to P&Cs generally, is the necessary renewal of positions on the executive as parents come to the end of their time at the school.  Consequently, this year (as will the next) is a period where the knowledge required to operate within the complexities of the school environment is transferred to the incoming parents on the committee.  Notwithstanding this, I believe the committee has this year achieved a significant number of positive outcomes which include:

  1.  A Year 7 parent successfully organising the Big Night Out function notwithstanding the vicissitudes of the weather and NRL scheduling.
  2.  The modification and improvement of the Welcome Evening for New Parents to increase parent engagement in school life.
  3.  Representation on the Working Committee for the joint building project with SGHS and promotion of the project.
  4.  Representation on the re-activated Sport’s Council and a commitment to improving the sports experience for boys.
  5.   Re-organisation and management of the funds from parking.
  6.  Maintenance of a healthy balance sheet in a difficult economic environment.
  7.  Disbursement of significant funds to the school from canteen profits.
  8.  Purchase of a replacement bus for the school’s Coaster using prudently set aside funds from this and previous years.

The above outcomes would not be possible without the commitment to the school and school life displayed by so many of our parents.  In particular, we owe a debt of gratitude to the parents on the P&C executive who give up so much of their valuable time to be involved.  Thank you to Geoff Andrews and Jason Chen (Vice Presidents), Anne Wall (Secretary) Richard James (Treasurer) and Julie Connolly (Assistant Treasurer) for their work this year. Nan Chen (BNO Coordinator), Sachiyo James and Nina Liu (P&C Catering) were everywhere in 2012, from the Welcome Day to Orientation Day and everything in between. Usha Arvind has taken on the Student Wellbeing Representative role with enthusiasm. Jason Chen has again coordinated the Parent Mentor Program with little fuss.  Thank you to you all.

This year the P&C says goodbye to a number of active and generous parents as their sons finish their time at High. Jeanette Brokman, Debbie Dukes and Karen Chiam have made significant contributions in a number of capacities both within and outside of the P&C over the years and we thank them for their time and generosity.  We trust that you will enjoy life after High.

This year sees the retirement of Julie Connolly, Geoff Andrews and Richard James from their most significant roles on the P&C. The commitment of enormous amounts of their time and energy to the school over many years, both within and outside the P&C, reflects their altruism and sense of service. The school and P&C were fortunate indeed to be in receipt of their contributions.

The significant amounts of money noted in the reports and raised in support of the school is a result of our parents’ generosity, whether through parking duties, volunteering for various fund raising activities, donating their efforts to the BNO, through parent contributions or their work in the canteen.

Special thanks must go to the Canteen Sub-committee, led by Sharon Hughes, who together with the permanent Canteen staff and our large group of parent volunteers has provided some $70,000 in disbursements for school projects in 2012.  The canteen staff and volunteers radiate warmth, energy and enthusiasm and are a significant resource for the school.

As well as a fundraising role, the P&C provides an important link between the parents and the school through its participation in a number of High governance bodies.  This year, the P&C was represented on the Sydney High School Foundation by Geoff Andrews as Chairman and Julie Connolly as Secretary.  The Foundation carries out the important function of managing and generating revenue from assets including the Tennis Courts, Outterside Centre, Fairland Pavilion, and the High Store as well as administering Great Hall and COLA bookings.  Thank you to both for their contributions to the business of the Foundation.

Thank you to Julie Connolly, Jeanette Brokman, and Deborah Dukes who represented the P&C at School Council meetings. At Council, the P&C representation provides an important role of offering a parent and community perspective on School policies.  The P&C was also represented on the Sports Council taking a leading role in supporting the changes to the school sports programs. Thanks are due to Anne Wall, Julie Connolly and Geoff Andrews for their efforts.

During the year, the parent community also participated on selection panels for the appointment of teaching positions within the School. A large number of parents have given their time for both the selection panels and the associated training. Thank you.

Ultimately, all elements of the school family are committed to the one goal of providing a high quality, academically challenging and enriching educational experience to the students at Sydney Boys High.  Consequently, there is in evidence a high level of respect and co-operation between the P&C and the School Executive and Staff, the School Council, the SHS Foundation, and the SHS Old Boys Union. We would like to thank all of these individuals and organisations for their positive engagement with the P&C throughout this last year and we look forward to a productive 2013. 

Finally, on behalf of the P&C, I would like to offer our thanks to Dr Jaggar for his commitment to the school and his ongoing support of the P&C throughout 2012.

P&C Thank You Party

A reminder that this year’s P&C Thank You Party will be held in the Great Hall on Monday 17 December at 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

There are a large number of parents and staff at High who contribute in a multitude of ways to the school throughout the year. The P&C would like to acknowledge these invaluable contributions and the P&C Thank You Party is one we can do this.  We would ask anyone in the school family that has helped out in any way this year (whether at a Parking event, Open Day, Orientation Day, manning the barbecue or the door, helping at the canteen, catering and cleaning up or one of the myriad other ways which keep the ship afloat) to come along and share a light supper, refreshments, some pleasant conversation, and let us say “thank you” to you and your partners. We look forward to seeing you there. 

For catering purposes, please RSVP your attendance to Cathy Northey on 9361 6910 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

P&C Sub-Committees

A reminder to P&C sub-committees who have yet to lodge their annual reports to please forward these as soon as possible. If you need more information as to the requirements for the reports, please contact me (Ian Sweeting) on 0417685955 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Upcoming Events

Rifle Committee AGM – 7.00pm, Sunday 2 December – Staff Common Room
Cricket Supporters Meeting – 6.00pm, Wednesday 5 December – Room 901

Ian Sweeting
P&C President

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Sydney Boys High Tennis

High vs Shore

1st Grade

  1st Grade Result
D1 1 + 6 L 4-6 5-7
D2 2 + 3 L 6-4 4-6 6-10
D3 4 + 5 W 7-5 4-6 10-7
S1 Patrick Rynsaardt W 1-6 6-4 6-4
S2 Frank Zhang L 2-6 6-2 3-6
S3 Adam Smagarinsky L 3-6 7-6 4-6
S4 Josh Sangueza W 6-4 6-4
S5 Eddy Wang D 4-6 2-3 unfinished
S6 Carl Yang L 1-6 1-6

In the final match of the trial season, High headed out to Tennis World to face a strong Shore outfit, boosted by the return of their number 1 player who had been out for six months due to injury. The boys were looking to end the trial season on a high note after numerous strong performances going into this matchup. It was a tough start for us in the doubles, with our new doubles combinations in trial resulting in only 1 win out of the 3 close doubles matches. With Brian unavailable, number 1 doubles combination of Pat and Carl played a good match first time together to go down in a close one 4-6 5-7. New number 2 doubles pairing of Frank and Adam showed encouraging signs to take out the first set, however fell short in the super tiebreaker going down 6-4 4-6 6-10. New number 3 combo of Josh and Eddy went the distance to come back from 0-5 in the super tiebreaker to clinch the match in 3 sets, 7-5 4-6 10-7. In the singles, Pat was able to grind it out to overcome his out of form opponent 1-6 6-4 6-4. In the number 2 singles, Frank played well in patches; however fell short in his second 3 setter of the day, 2-6 6-2 3-6. Adam fought hard to save multiple match points; however he also went down in his second 3 setter of the day, 3-6 7-6 4-6. In the number 4 singles, Josh played a controlled match to edge his opponent in straight sets 6-4 6-3. Carl showed glimpses of brilliance in his debut in 1st grade however was unlucky in the end, going down 1-6 1-6. Unfortunately, Eddy ran out of time to complete his match as a result of the lengthy five 3 set matches that only saw him take to the court with a little over an hour to play his match, resulting in a draw 4-6 2-3. The final result in the tight contest that featured five 3 set matches saw High falling just short to Shore in the final match of the trial season with the final score 5.5 matches to 3.5 matches. After an excellent trial season that saw only narrow losses to Newington and Shore, the boys will be looking to regroup for this week in our home season opener against Joeys.
Frank Zhang

For more info check out the tennis website at: http://www.sydneyhigh.org.au/tennis/

16s Tennis
This week the SBHS 16s tennis team ventured out to Epping to battle out the last week of the AAGPS trial season. The opening doubles performances put us on the back foot with none of the four doubles in the A and B teams being won. With an immediate start to the singles, we were hoping to turn around our disappointing start. Unfortunately we only had one win coming from the A1 with an impressive 6-1 victory. As we approach the 2013 AAGPS season, we will be hoping to utilise our previous experiences to prepare us for future matches.
James Chee
Captain A1

15s Tennis
The 15s tennis team had a much better week this week. The A1+A2 doubles had an easy win with a 6-1 win against Shore. The A1’s single was a close call but High came out in front with a 6-5(8-6) win. In the A3 singles, Shore was no match for the High player and the A3 won with a comfortable 6-1 win. All in all, 15s tennis had a good day on Saturday and we are looking forward to next week’s match against Saint Joseph’s.

High headed to Moore Park this week to play against Shore for the final match of the trial season. With excellent conditions, our A1, 2 doubles managed their first win for the season, 6-5 with a tiebreaker of 7-3. Our A1 managed to serve several aces, many consecutively. This led to the victory of the A1 singles, 6-4. However, our A2 was unable to keep up with Shore’s strong line plays and unfortunately lost, 6-4. Ultimately, the day progressed with intense competition and fierce rallies. However, we couldn’t win key points resulting in a skinny loss for High.
Wanyu Tang

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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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SHS Rowing

St Joseph’s Regatta Results

For the second year, Joeys hosted their GPS regatta at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith. With the travel to Penrith and boats to rig, de-rig and load on the trailer, it meant an early start and a later finish, but coaches and rowers got involved with good spirit and camaraderie.  It was terrific to see 100% attendance by the Y9 quads and Y10 eights.

Crew Distance Place Time
School 1st Eight 2000m 9th 7.02.79
School 2nd Eight 2000m 8th 7.48.60
School 1st Four 2000m 5th 7.56.07
Year 10 1st Eight 2000m 7th 7.10.29
Year 10 2nd Eight 2000m 5th 7.25.44
Year 9 1st Quad 1000m 4th 3.40.16
Year 9 2nd Quad 1000m 5th 3.47.00
Year 9 3rd Quad 1000m 4th 3.57.57
Year 9 4th Quad 1000m 5th 4.11.93
Year 9 5th Quad 1000m DNS

Thank you –

  • to the parents for getting the boys organised for a long day at rowing
  • to Oliver Wilson and Lucas McBeath for towing the boats safely to and from Penrith
  • to the coaches, for not only coaching, but supervising and helping all boys with the boat loading and rigging
  • to the committee parents for providing sunscreen, food and drinks for the boys

GPS Sculling Trials

Congratulations to our four senior rowers who represented the school in the GPS Sculling Trials – Nelson Tang, Daniel Keogh, Ashley Chan and Alex Pereira. Unfortunately they didn’t make the GPS VIII.

Upcoming Events

  • Friday 30 November – Year 9 Quads camp
  • Saturday 1 December - Riverview Gold Cup at Lane Cove. High boys will row from the school sheds to the regatta course, and all parents are invited to St Ignatius College to watch the races.
  • Friday 14 December – Year 8 Quads camp
  • Saturday 15 December – SHS Shed Race. This is our end of year event at the High Sheds. All crews compete in the handicapped ‘Shed Race’ with the finish line in front of our shed. All parents are invited, and a delicious barbecue brunch is served for all rowers and families to enjoy under the marquees by the river.
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Basketball: Shootin' Hoops

High vs Shore

High vs Shore: Term 1 2012 Results

1st WIN 63-42 C.JURLINA 15 PTS, 10 REBS, 6 ASSISTS
2nds LOSS 59-39 N. SUTTON 9
4th WIN (OT) 34-30 L.FANG 14
5th LOSS 40-26 J.PALLANDI 12
6th LOSS 34-27 V.CHEN 6
7th LOSS 40-19 I.HUANG 8
8th WIN 34-16 R.MAHAJAN 14
16A LOSS 27-29 S.BELL 8
16B WIN 32-22 A.ALI 8
16C LOSS 31-35 P.GAO 14
16D WIN 29-23 A.TAYEH 8
16F WIN 23-6 W.TAN 8
15A LOSS 23-24 B.MUSULIN 10
15B LOSS 42-18 J.YANG 4
15E WIN 34-24 R.LI 10
15F WIN 45-5 H.ZHU 17
14B WIN 25-18 D.HOANG 5
14C LOSS 46-20 A.CHEN, D.WANG 6
14F LOSS 15-40 H.HUANG 6

High vs Shore: Term 4 2012 Results

1st WIN 66-55 N.SUTTON 17, G. GERLACH 26 REBS
2nds WIN 48-35 B.MUSULIN 15
4th WIN 29-23 B.TRUONG 7
5th WIN 28-27 W.ZHUANG 8
6th LOSS 26-30 J.LAM 10
7th WIN 44-32 W.LIU 16
8th WIN 41-12 K.HO 10
16A LOSS 29-26 A.WU 7
16B WIN 44-23 C.LEE 10
16C WIN 40-14 I.CHANG 7
16D WIN 49-30 P.WANG 16
15A LOSS 26-32 J.GEK 10
15B WIN 26-22 R.SEONG 12
15D LOSS 24-26 J.WANG 6
15E WIN 24-17 M.YU 9
15F WIN 36-31 F.XIE 10
14A LOSS 59-24 E.LOVE 6
14B LOSS 47-12 A.LEE 6
14C LOSS 26-19 D.TIAN 8
14F WIN 25-22 M.QIAO 15

AAGPS First Grade Table

Played Won Lost For Against Points
Scots 7 7 0 736 375 14
Newington 7 6 1 533 303 13
Shore 7 4 3 477 450 11
St. Ignatius' 7 3 4 419 509 10
St. Joseph's 7 3 4 475 570 10
High 7 3 4 483 472 10
Kings 7 2 5 357 447 9
Grammar 7 0 7 296 650 7

All Time First Grade Records


Craig Moller 58.8 v Kings 11/12
Craig Moller 45 v Joeys 11/12
Geoff Gerlach 39.5 v Shore 12/13
Craig Moller 38.5 v Joeys 11/12
Christian Jurlina 38 v Kings 11/12
*11/12 and 12/13 data missing due to stats computer being wiped

Geoff Gerlach 26 v Shore 12/13
Craig Moller 18 v Scots (twice), Ignatius and Joeys 11/12
Craig Moller 17 v Kings 11/12
Craig Moller 16 v Kings 11/12
Daniel Jones 15 v Kings 11/12
Eamon Kelly 15 Joeys 12/13
*11/12 and 12/13 data missing due to stats computer being wiped

Spencer Llewellyn 46 v Grammar 08/09
Emmett Naar 44 v Joeys 10/11
Nima Sedaghat 43 vs Newington 03/04
Spencer Llewellyn 41 v Kings 08/09
Emmett Naar 34 v Grammar 09/10
Rhys Gencur 34 vs Shore 02/03
Andrija Dumovic 32 v Kings
Sam Higgins 32 v Grammar 08/09
Spencer Llewellyn 32 v Ignatius 08/09
Andrija Dumovic 31 v Newington
Craig Moller 31 v Kings 11/12
Sam Higgins 31 v Kings 08/09
Mitch Flynn 30 v Scots 12/13
Emmett Naar 30 v Kings
Spencer Llewellyn 30 v Shore 08/09
Christian Jurlina 29 v Kings 11/12
Craig Moller 29 v Shore 11/12
Craig Moller 29 v Ignatius 11/12

This week had HIGH 1st Grade up against Shore, with the injured Geoff Gerlach recovering and starting in his first game this season with a massive 26 rebounds. This is a crazy statistic and this effort led High to an 11 point victory to place them at 4th-6th on the table. If they beat Joeys next week, then there would be potential that 1st Grade would once again regain 4th position on the 1st Grade ladder. (Which is their term 4 goal) JUNIORS: MAKE SURE YOU COME AND SUPPORT 1ST GRADE FOR THEIR LAST HOME GAME OF THE YEAR. 1st Grade needs everyone’s support.

~ Go HIGH!
~ Play Hard, Play Smart and Play Together!
~ Brought to you by the Editor Glanden Zheng
~ Thank you to Mr B Hayman for all his contributions to HIGH Basketball

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Sailing: High Tide

 Sydney Boys High School Sailing

24 November 2012

The final round of the Saturday Sailing Series was sailed on Rose Bay in again very light and shifty winds of around 7-9 knots from the N, turning to the NE and shifting back to the E at times. The two races held were to decide the final places in the competition and High sailors were competing for podium and top ten finishes in the final races in the series. After the points were counted, High sailors were placed 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th in the competition’s final top ten places. This was a very consistent result with David Evans, a previous winner of the championship, sailing well to fill a top ten finish to the year of Fleet racing. Marcus James and Dallas Yan were sailing well, only to be beaten into fifth place in a tight finish at the end of the series. Connor Robinson and his crew sailed consistently and intelligently to also finish in the top ten places with a creditable sixth place in the series. Tim Pilien continued to improve his boat handling and his starts to the races. His good finishes this week have improved his overall standings in the series and gained him a deserving eighth place.

Daniel Fang, Tiger Zhang, Darren Tiang and crews both had good second races and finished respectably in the middle of the fleet.

Hayden Rabone and Vincent Xu and crews both improved their positions with favourable places in the last two races. Both sailed consistently again and they seem to be gaining more confidence and enthusiasm as each week of the regatta progresses

The presentation at the Woollahra Sailing Club was well represented with all high sailors present. With their boats secured on Rose Bay Beach, the boys were treated to a barbecue and a raffle of sailing goods. Thanks to Sydney High Old Boy Malcolm Maiden, who was the Officer of the Day for the term on the start boat (at left) and Richard James ( our ex-Parents Committee President) for helping out with the places and flags.

The SBHS Sailing Committee AGM was held at the DBSC sheds and it was encouraging to see parents enthusiastically filling all positions on the committee.

The remaining weeks of sailing will concentrate on Teams Racing and putting both a senior and a junior Teams Racing Team up against Scots and Ascham in Rose Bay on Saturday.

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PDHPE Sport Skill Assessment

Perfect Scores 2012

Year Basketball Cricket Rugby Soccer
10 19 sec: Brian Truong
20 sec: Mitch Flynn
21 sec: Nathan Sutton
22 sec: Eugene Lee, Byron Chen
23 sec: Andrew He, Daniel Zhang
24 sec: Bowrun Hou,
Jack Hutchison, Andrew Tayeh, Alex Kuang, Azam Malik, Wei Li Zhuang
25 sec: Glanden Zheng, Jason Le, Julian Tang
23 sec: Pete Uptasing 18 sec: John Sekouras
20 sec: Steve Comininos,
Nathan Sutton, Christopher Wang
21 sec: Mitch Flynn, Jackson Huang,
Joshua Leo, Kevin Zhang, Eugene Le,
Julian Tang, Byron Chen, Jesse Cooper
25 sec: Junjie Kuang,
John Seroukas, Sai Vimalanathan 
26 sec: Jesse Cooper
9 22 sec: Li Fang Chen
23 sec: Bosco Tran, Garry He, Chris Lee, Anthony Wu
24 sec: Garry Chen, James Tinker
25 sec: Kevin Dang, Kevin Liang,
Adilmorad Nadir, Marshall Wang, Jonathan Wu, William Banh, Phillip King
21 sec: Michael Jun,
22 sec: Raycole Dai,
Jin Huang Tan
23 sec: Alif Khondaker,
Bryan Lee,
Varunan Murugananthan
24 sec: Daniel Chen, Garry Chen
19 sec: Jin Hang Tan
20 sec: Marc Betbeder-Metibet,
Jason Lim,
Daniel Wang, James Tinker
21 sec: Jesse Nixon, Rick Saha,
Johnson Tran
24 sec: Sean McKenna
25 sec: Gary He, Joonho Park, 
26 sec: Justin Tran


23 sec: Bovan Lin
24 sec: Kabir Agrawal, Tim Luo, William Chen [F]
25 sec: Jaeco Agawin,
Aidin Karahasan, Jacob Katafono, Ben Wu,
Ryan Seong, Albert Yang
26 sec: Jerry Gek, Jason Hong,
Kai Matsumoto, Nicholas Lee,
James Lin, Alec Pham,
Harishaan Puvanenth, Luke Tao
27 sec: Greg Kim, Thomas Nimac
22 sec: Youki Kita-Leong,
Darren Lim
24 sec: Faiyazbin Alam,
Aidin Karahasan
26 sec: Kevin Andrew,
Shashank Nampalli, Felix Xie
27 sec: Alec Pham
20 sec: Stuart Benjamin
21 sec: Kabir Agrawal, Alec Pham,
Peter Yu, Lee Yang
22 sec: Anthony Chen, Ralphin Hossain,
Jacob Katafono, Tim Luo, Justin Song,
Daniel Wang
23 sec: Steven Dai, David Hoang,
Mohammad Tajwar Ali Khan,
Shashank Nampalli, Harry Park,
Karthik Subbanna
24 sec: Kevin Du, Max Li, Thomas Nimac
22 sec: Adam Smagarinski
23 sec: Louis Shtein
24 sec: Shayan Vatandoust
25 sec: Karthik Subbanna
26 sec: Shashank Nampalli, Nafis Rahman
27 sec: Raphin Hossain
28 sec: Harishaan Puvanenth
29 sec: Justin Song

20 sec: Kurt Wang
25 sec: Sabesh Murugananthan
22 sec: Anthony Lee
23 sec: Sidney Pham
26 sec: Lucas Wong
27 sec: Connor Fisher
21 sec: Kurt Wang
22 sec: Sadin Asfar
23 sec: Rex Xue Lin, Chris Nguyen,
Jeffrey Zheng, Jonathon Zheng
24 sec: Tushaya Mehndiratta
26 sec: Jaspar McCahon-Boersma
27 sec: Bernard Chan, Ellison Zhou

Improved Performers 2012

Year Basketball Cricket Rugby Soccer

Grant Baker, Grant Choi, Kevin Chong, Daniel Fang, David Feng, Michael Hughes, Alex Kuang, Joshua Lane, Hong Jian Liu, Kaiwei Liu, Weber Liu, Niroshan Selvakkumar, Charlie Shi, Anthony Tran, Victor Zhang (M) Andy Bao, Toby Chen, Andrew He, Christopher Ketkeo, Ryan Rawnak,
Dan Tran, Brandon Vu, Tae – Won Yu, Robert Guo, Joshua Lane, Tom Du,
Andrew Bui, Jeremy Chan, Lasith De Fonseka, Kaiwei Liu, Weber Liu, Waylon Lu, Ivaylo Marinov, Justin Ng, Ryan Rawnak, Oscar Shao, Willars Tan, Pete Upatising,
Jens Waring, Victor Zhang (M), Allan Loi, Sida Wang
Andrew Bui, Leon Chen, Grant Choi, Peter Choi, Damien Duong, Allan Hu, Junjie Kuang, Richard Li, Waylon Lu, John Seroukas, Robert Ristekski, Perry Sim, Joseph Tang, Sai Vimalanathan, Jens Waring, Daniel Zhang, Shobhan Baranwal, Aaron Wong
David Bang, William Banh,
Wesley Beare, Keith Li Chambers,
Garry Chen, Kevin Chen, Li Fang Chen, Raycole Dai, Bohan Deng, Garry He,
Alif Khondaker, Eric Le, Chris Lee,
Shane Li, Kelvin Lin, Gordon Lu,
Brian Mo, Rick Saha, Gautham Shankar, Raunak Sura, James Tinker, Carl Yi Wang, Edward Wu, Jeremy Yang, Jimmy Zhou
Daniel Ahn, Anthony Allingham,
Sudarshan Arvind, William Banh,
James Chee, Garry Chen, Li Fang Chen, Jaiden Chin, Raycole Dai, Gary He,
Richard Hao, Alex Hossain,
Tahmeed Hossain, Chen Hua Jiang,
Alif Khondaker, Ian Lai, Martin Lam, Eric Le, Kelvin Lin, Joseph Liu, Kevin Lu (M),
Leonard Mah, Philip Mai, Sean McKenna, Niyaz Mostafa, Aashray Narula,
Thomas Nassif, Tim Nguyen, Jun Park, Shreyas Pulapaka, Darren Tiang,
Daniel Wang, Vincent Xu, Jeremy Yang,
Paul Yu, Beisi Zhao, Jack Zhou, Hofmann Zhu
William Banh, Raycole Dai, Andrew Han,
Phillip King, Bryan Lee, Richard Li, Gordon Lu, Tim Nguyen, Timothy Tran, York Wang, Jeremy Yang, Jonathan Yip, Beisi Zhao, Calvin Zhou
William Banh, Daniel Chen, Kevin Chen, Li Fang Chen, Raycole Dai, Gary He, Bohan Deng, Nader Haidar,
 Bennette Jiang, Eric Le, Richard Li, James Lian, Jason Lim, Mike Liu, Chi Mao, Sean McKenna, Brian Mo, Stephen Ngo, Brian Tran, Justin Tran, Timothy Tran, Daniel Wang, York Wang, Angelo Yan, Jeremy Yang, Beisi Zhao, Ian Zhou, Hofmann Zhu


Ethan Abergas, Jaeco Agawin,
Kabir Agrawal, Faiyazbin Alam,
Mohammad Tajwar Ali Khan,
Akhlaaq Ahamed Jiffry, Kevin Cai,
Anthony Chen, Julian Chen,
Jun Jie Chen, Amit Singh Deep,
Richard Ding, Kevin Du, Ciaran Farrell, Denny Fu, Jerry Gek, Clint Han,
Shafiul Haque, David Hoang,
Raymond Hua, John Huang,
Kim Hyeonseung, Aidin Karahasan, Pajman Johnstone, Greg Kim,
Nicholas Lee, Colin Li, Peiyuan Li,
Kevin Liang, Bovan Lin, Edward Lin,
James Lin, Justin Lin, Ben Ling, Tim Luo,
Victor Luo, Kelvin Luu, Karsten Michael, Kai Matsumoto, Rafael Ng, Simon Nguyen, Victor Oh, Jason Qiu, Andrew Nguyen, Adam Shackel, Roy Shen, Louis Shtein,
Kathik Subbanna, Marshall Tan,
Kentaro Takahata, Joshau Tiong,
Tim Wen Xi Yao, Charles Wilson,
Ben Wu, Felix Xie, Min Xuan,
Steven Xue, Daniel Yam, James Ye, Gordon Yuan, Tiger Zhang, Steven Zhao, Andrew Zhu
Ethan Abergas, Kabir Agrawal,
Akhlaaq Ahamed Jiffry, Mohammad Tajwar Ali Khan,Kevin Andrew, Stuart Benjamin,
Ryan Chan, Anthony Chen, Johnson Chen, Julian Chen, Steven Dai, Peter Dang,
Richard Ding, Tony Dong, Kevin Du,
Ciaran Farrell, Denny Fu, David Hoang, Raymond Hua, Garry Huang, Harry Huang, John Huang, Hans Johnson, Aidin Karahasan, Joshua King, Akash Kiran, Oliver Lethbridge, Colin Li, Max Li, Peiyuan Li,
Remington Lim, Bovan Lin, Edward Lin, James Lin, Justin Lin, Peter Lin, Ben Ling, Alex Mao, Kieryn Mascarenhas,
Adam McCaffery, Kai Matsumoto, Rafael Ng, James Nguyen, Victor Oh, Alec Pham,
James Pope, Jason Qiu, Vyaas Rajan,
Roy Shen, Adam Smagarinsky, Justin Song, Rick Song, Kathik Subbanna,
Johannes Szeto, Kentaro Takahata,
Marshall Tan, Aaron Tse, Jackie Wang,
Ben Wu, Felix Xie, Daniel Xue, Daniel Yam, Tim Wen Xi Yao, James Ye, Nelson Yin, Adam You, Steven Zhao
Ethan Abergas, Jaeco Agawin, Kabir Agrawal, Kevin Andrew, Mohammad Tajwar Ali Khan, Manning Blackall, Anthony Chen, Julian Chen, Steven Dai, Ben Dang, Peter Dang,
Richard Ding, Tony Dong, Kevin Du,
Ciaran Farrell, Victor Gao, Dylan Goh,
William Ha, Clint Han, David Hoang,
Garry Huang, Harry Huang, Liam Jepson, Daniel Jiang, Youki Karnamadakala, David Kim, Akash Kirin, Colin Li, Benny Liang, Jason Lim, Bovan Lin, Edward Lin, Justin Lin, Ben Ling, Johnson Luo, Kelvin Luu, Kai Matsumoto, Raymond Mo, Ishan Mohamed,
Shashank Nampalli, Jesse Nixon,
Andrew Nguyen, James Thuy Nguyen,
Harry Park, Alec Pham, James Pope,
Jason Qiu, Nishathan Ravi Raj, Justin Song,
Karthik Subbanna, Kentaro Takahata,
Min Xuan Marshall Tan, Luke Tao,
Johnson Tran, Aaron Tse, Julian Tu,
Daniel Wang, Jackie Wang, Benjamin Wu,
Felix Xie, Daniel Yam, Tim Wen Xi Yao,
James Ye, Adam You, Marvin Yu, Peter Yu, Gordon Yuan, Tiger Zhang, Wesley Zhang, Steven Zhao, Andrew Zhu
Ethan Abergas, Kabir Agrawal,
Jay Bhaskaran, Manning Blackall,
Ryan Joe Chan, Julian Chen,
Peter Dang, Tony Dong, Ciaran Farrell, Denny Fu, James Goh, Raphin Hossain, Raymond Hua, Masrur Joarder,
Hans Johnson, Preetham Kadappu, David Kim, Youki Kita-Leong, Colin Li, Edward Lin, James Lin, Justin Lin,
Ben Ling, Johnson Luo, Tim Luo,
Kelvin Luu, Daniel Jiang,
Kai Matsumoto, Fayed Morshedi,
 Rafael Ng, Andrew Nguyen, Victor Oh, Harishaan Puvanenth, James Pope, Jason Qiu, Nishathan Ravi Raj,
Adam Shackel, Roy Shen, Louis Shtein, Kathik Subbanna, Johannes Szeto,
 Rick Song, Marshall Tan,
Stratton Vakirtzis, Daniel Wang,
Jackie Wang, Tim Wen Xi Yao,
Charlie Wilson, Ben Wu, Felix Xie, Steven Xue, James Ye, Robert Yuan, Wesley Zhang

Congratulations to all these students for achieving personal bests in 2012. Keep up the good work next year.
G. Stein

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Rifle Luncheon 2012

Sydney High End of Season Rifle Luncheon 2012

Please come along to celebrate a great year for High Rifle Shooting
And 1st Grade becoming GPS Co-Premiers

WHEN? Sunday, 16th December 2012, 12:30pm

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? $38/person. Payable to the school office by Friday 7th December. 

The RSVP form for the Sydney High End of Season Rifle Luncheon 2012
is available in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes

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